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Being healthier, more active has become a fire within me. Over the last ten years I’ve had back surgery, flirted with high blood pressure, suffered excruciating headaches and descended into depression so deep, so intoxicating , I feared I would never come to surface. In spite of my family history which includes obesity, diabetes, mental illness and the like, I never believed I could be afflicted by anything of that magnitude. Ah! Youth!

But something happened. I took baby steps and gained and somehow adopted a renewed sense of self. Baby steps. All I could do was baby steps. Lord knows the weight I’d steadily accumulated didn’t happen in a day and it took years to gain some ground.

I am an active, involved woman --very busy with job, family, and various outside interests. I don’t want to leave a legacy to my sons by making poor choices by not caring for myself adequately.

I want to continue getting around on my own accord. I want to continue to live my live to the fullest!

And I want to be sexier! I want to feel good in my skin at 54-years-old, I am!

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A Spark People's Motivator of the Day: 2/11/2013

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“Old age ain't no place for sissies.” -- Bette Davis

"Fall down seven times, stand up eight." -- Japanese Proverb

"Do one thing every day that scares you." -- Eleanor Roosevelt

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Member Since: 12/4/2009

Fitness Minutes: 16,619

My Goals:
Personal Goals"

1. Remain active.

2. Stay in the present. (Very had for a woman who suffers depression!)

3. Listen to the God-Spirit inside me.

4. Enjoy resting. It's good for me!


My Program:
-- 4 -5 days of physical activity.

-- Consume less sugar and bread, eat more fibrous foods .. beans, fruit, veggies.

-- Water, water, water.

-- Coffee is good so long as it's not eight cups a day!

-- Become knowledgeable about my personal wellness and stress management.

-- Take time to rest and renew.




Personal Information:
54 years old.
Libra.
Married.
Two grown sons,
Mom of Kovu, the Wonder Dog (My shelter pup is 12-years-old now and like me, has some arthritis to contend with.)


Other Information:
-- Writer, poet

-- Free Spirit

-- Zumba Instructor

-- Tae Kwon Do Jr. Master
-- Earth mama.

-- Zumba Instructor.

-- 4th degree Black Belt in Tae Kwon Do.

-- I'm a daughter of the the Lord. I release my spirit to Heaven!





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  • v WARRIOR11209
    It is so good to hear from you. Sounds like you have been working it! Congrats on the weight loss. I am so proud of my cyber-friend. You are taking care to start a legacy of health for your children and that is such a precious gift. Keep on motivating us all on SP. emoticon
    12 days ago
  • v PINKGLOW9
    Thanks for adding me to your page..I've have also added you as well.. honoured emoticon
    12 days ago
  • v PHYNIXX
    Hello my friend. I have been gone for about 1yr. Life took me completely out (Mom's fighting cancer) and I totally lost focus. She's completed all of her rounds and is doing well!! Praise be to GOD! Now it's time for me to get fit so I can continue to spoil my 2 gbabies that I love more than life itself. Never knew I could feel this way.

    Hope all is well with you and hope to hear from you soon...

    emoticon Happy Belated Mother's Day emoticon
    49 days ago
  • v LIN1263
    I have lost 30 pounds this year. For the past 2 years I have been sick with chronic kidney disease and a blood clot in my lung. I am much better now and decided to get back to losing weight and eating healthier. I am 53 years old and now my weight loss has stopped, but, I will stay on track and it will come off slowly as long as I keep at it.
    54 days ago
  • v SPECIALGURL7
    Thank you for that email. It was a good read and it was also inspiring. Keep up the good work and always remember even though we may not see things within ourselves, others can. Be Blessed!!!! emoticon
    78 days ago
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