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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 LASKIE2
    Hello My Friend,
    I know it's been a long time since we last chit chat. I hope all is well with you, I love your updated photo - it's a really nice picture of you. I am planning to return to Sparkpeople every day now. I'm really sorry I left the community - I was doing so well! emoticon
    49 days ago
  • 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
    67 days ago
  • v PINKGLOW9
    Thanks for adding me to your page..I've have also added you as well.. honoured emoticon
    67 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
    104 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.
    109 days ago
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