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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.
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 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.
    168 days ago
    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
    193 days ago
  • v LASKIE2
    Hey Girl, I'm finally making it back to SparkPeople after being gone for 2 1/2 years. Boohoo! I hope you have been enjoying the Holidays!
    297 days ago
    emoticon Hope you are enjoying Christmas preparations.
    Stay committed to your healthy choices
    318 days ago
    My wish for you is that you will receive just what you are striving for! This road to weight loss, fitness, good health and adopting a permanent lifestyle change can be a daunting task! But I'm here to let you know that WE CAN MAKE IT! Unleash that inner thinner, fitter, motivated woman and let her shake things up!

    In the words of Larry the Cable Guy - "Get'er DONE!"

    Take care of your self!

    Brenda emoticon
    436 days ago
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