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Hi, I'm Terri J and I am:
Married 43 years to the man of my dreams--honestly!
Mother of 7, with all the children out on their own, 4 married, one engaged.
Grandmother (Nanny) to 15 (so far). Our first great grandchild is now a year old.

I've been with Spark for a long time and have lost and regained more than once. Two foot surgeries kept me from walking, which is my cardio exercise of choice and I just slowly put the weight back on--and then some. Since the surgery, I've had an ankle injury and now plantar fasciitis that makes walking for very long--or fast--painful.

I'm not giving up, though! I'm still here and staying in contact with my teams and the friends I've made here. I have learned so much about what constitutes a healthy lifestyle from Spark People that I don't think I'll ever be able to ignore my health again. I WILL get back on track and regain the ground I've lost in strength and stamina and I will re-LOSE this weight and more. I'm not in a hurry--I have the rest of my life to get it done!


Member Since: 10/29/2008

My Goals:
My immediate goal is to be able to move! I want to be strong enough and flexible enough to live my life and enjoy my family.
I want to take this weight off so I don't have to pack it around. I don't have any health issues and I'd like to get rid of the extra weight before I develop any!

*My first goal is to get my weight below 200 lbs.
*Next, to get my BMI below 30--out of the obesity range.
*I'd like to eventually participate in a walk/run event


My Program:
I am committed to walking at least 15 minutes a day, 5x per week. As my feet will allow, I will increase this.

I will watch my portions and try to eat smaller meals, more often, ie: 300-500 calorie meals 4 or 5 times a day with lean protein, complex carbs, and as little fat as is practical for someone who likes meat.



Personal Information:
I'm not one to share much personal information in this kind of venue, but will say that I do enjoy meeting people and interacting with friends.
My husband is my best friend in the whole world and the delight of my life. We've been married since we were kids and are now enjoying his retirement. We don't travel (much), but enjoy having more time together, helping our kids with their home projects and spending time with the grandchildren.
One of my favorite things to do is planting trees and watching them grow. I like marking time by growing things.


Other Information:
I don't lose weight easily! I never used to gain it easily, either, until I began to go through menopause...now I have to work out just to stay even!
2009~
I've had problems with my feet and have had reconstructive surgery on one of them.
2010~
I had a second surgery to remove the screws that were causing some pain, and all of that really got me off my walking regimen! I've gained back the entire 25 lbs I had lost +10 more!
2011~
I'm starting from scratch with the Spark program except that I now have all the information I need. I KNOW what I have to do and simply need to get started. I will take baby steps and build my strength and habits slowly.
2012~
I've been up and down on the scale and in activity.
2013~
An ankle injury and months of PT and healing.
2014~
Time to start from where I am and do what I am able to do. The body doesn't heal and recover as quickly as it used to. Now dealing with plantar fasciitis in my other foot.




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  • v OKBACK2MEAGAIN
    Are you interested in a Challenge?

    The Biggest Loser goes for 10 weeks. It consists of 10 teams participating in weekly Fitness and Nutrition challenges. The Winter challenge will be getting started the beginning of December. It consists of fitness and nutrition challenges that are often in a form of a game. If for some reason you cannot do a challenge then they are modified to meat your needs. Often we do the challenge in a game form, we have BINGO and TIC TAC TOE or seasonally themed. For Fall we had a World Series and a Haunted House. If you decide this might be for you you can leave your name on the waitlist for the Winter challenge. To get to the Challenge go to my page and click on the Blue Biggest Loser Icon or let me know and I can send you an invite. Then sign up on the waitlist.

    Teresa
    19 days ago
  • v JOYINKY
    Hi Terri! Thanks for the visit; I am doing fine. We're having a lot of rain as an aftermath from the hurricane but absolutely nothing to complain about; just a few rainy days, not storms. Struggling more than usual with my weight, complicated; but not giving up. Life is good. Hugs.
    92 days ago
  • v CLAIREINPARIS
    Thank you so much for your very kind words on my blog, 'My mother's violin'! Indeed, knowing my mother's violin will keep 'living' in the hands of Mariam is helping me feel better.
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    121 days ago
  • v MOSTMOM1
    Bubba's fancy nightwalking gear or me wrapping one of my headlamps around his collar. Lol. But it totally works! He lights up the sidewalk so we can both see where we're going. Handy Dog
    121 days ago
  • v MOSTMOM1
    Thanks for visiting my page. Yes, we are enjoying this new chapter!
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    142 days ago
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