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Our new grandbaby, Peter Benjamin

Laurel, Charlie and Sadie

Grandson helped make banana bread. Have a great week!





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"Your body is the vessel in which you live your life." (The Spark by Chris Downie)

(2014 weight- high 170.5, low 165.5)
(2015 weight- high 179, low 166.5)
(2016 weight- high 180, low. 173.0)

January: 174.6
March: 172.0
April: 172.0
May: 169.6
June 172.6

Fell, cracked pelvis. 12 weeks bedrest.
June 18- Enterovirus from grandson....chills, cgest congestion, coughing

January 179.6

January-February: fighting upper respiratory and sinus congestion.
March: On Antibiotics for bacterial infection.....once cleared, I started Enbrel for my RA which lasted 3 weeks. 3 more bouts of needing antibiotics. November- 2 teeth pulled.

March- Looking for motivation....outside myself. Joined several new teams


I spent January lowering steroids and in pain. I went back to 5 mg prednisone. Feb. Cataracts surgery. March Cataracts eye drops. April- visiting daughter with her first baby. May- cataracts surgery, issues under a crown. May-June urinary infection. So many antibiotics this year. July- living with daughter and SIL helping with care of 3 month old grandson and walking two dogs- baby boot camp. July- My brother died. Not focused. Trying to find my way.

Member Since: 8/11/2010

Fitness Minutes: 115,095

My Goals:

-Track my food and water using spark food tracker

-Track physical activity using spark

My Program:
o monitoring nutrition and water
o walking with walker
o using chair videos with modifications
o line dancing 3 x week (can't- on 12 weeks bedrest)
o walking the dog daily ( can't- on 12 weeks bedrest)
o connecting with others for support
o participating in challenges- Spring 5% challenge 2017

Personal Information:
I live in Rockport, Texas near the Gulf of Mexico.

My daughter and her husband lived in West Africa for three years. They are now back in D C area. They have a toddler son and another boy due this May. They are moving to Brasilia, Brazil in September.

My husband and I love our little terrier, Sadie.

Other Information:
I love to read: spy novels, mysteries, historical romance and funny romance. I enjoy playing mahjonng with friends (currently playing online while on bedrest) I love line dance but now can only walk with walker.

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    Thank you for your support on my "Protect Your Program" blog. I hope everything is going well for you and those adorable grandsons!
    11 days ago
    Thanks for the lovely orchid of my favorite flowers. I hope everything is moving forward and going well in Rockwell. I can't believe how grown up your grandson is already. What a cutie! Congrats on the new grand baby!! emoticon
    42 days ago

    Comment edited on: 10/13/2017 4:40:09 PM
    Hi Laurel, today, they announced the beginning of the Fall Challenge, Oct. 7. I know you indicated that you are not joining this time around, but the challenge is starting later, due to the many members affected by the Hurricane. Should you reconsider, the Starfish team still has some spots open. Just thought I would mention it to you.
    How are things going? Are you getting organized and settling back in at home? Am thinking of you, daily.
    My Best to you and Charlie.
    65 days ago
  • v CHANSEN_20001
    Laurel, how did you fair from Harvey!!! I just realized that's where you're from!!! We're getting ready for Irma here in Florida. Still watching the path!!
    79 days ago
  • v MINIMOE1
    Thinking of you all week while following the news on Hurricane Harvey. Seems like the worst is over in your area, now comes the cleanup and rebuilding.Good to see on your feed that you're getting help and support. Such disasters bring out the best in people.
    80 days ago
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