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Vince & I Thanksgiving 2012

Big Bro & I in 1982?? LOOK AT THAT WAIST!!! WOW!

Brother Vince, my New Guardian Angel...


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Man have I missed YOU GUYS! MY fault..I know, I know...
I've been working back at Mack Truck. Though not driving, just in HOT warehouse pulling parts, I lost 40 lbs. between Feb and August, from nothing but doing my job and sweating my butt off, but I'll take that!
2014 has been yet another trainwreck of a year. Nick (16) and Daniel (14) are actually doing great. Doug got injured at work in Sept., had surgery on shoulder (again) and then Oct. 30th I broke a bone chunk off the bottom of my foot, so BOTH out on WC. which sucks.
My older brother Vince (my older twin) passed away Nov. 23 right before Thanksgiving, so here we go again in the whirlwind of depression and dealing. He had a heart attack, age of 55, no symptons, healthy guy. Had just retired in Jan. of 14 after 20 years at Harley Davidson. We are still in shock and just devesated.
Lost Dad 2 years ago and we had just gotten to where we could talk an laugh about him without losing it. I have been spending a lot of time with Mom, we ALL took it hard, but are just breathing in and out at this point. So needless to say this past 2 holidays have been HORRIBLE....Though our sons DID have Christmas this year, they got COAL last year, (2nd time, lol).....So I am REALLY gonna try to stay "around", I need some time to heal and just figure it out.......He was the happiest person Ive ever known....and just BOOM...Gone........So I have more than one fresh start to make.
I have missed all my Sparks Peeps and I look forward to catching up to the ones that are still here!!! Peace Out for today!

Member Since: 9/25/2009

Fitness Minutes: 40,247

My Goals:
New Motto:
Stay strong for my family in dealing with loss of brother.
Have more patience for boss I despise.
Find ways to make ME happy.
Keep the weight Ive lost OFF!

My Program:
Don't drink hardly any anymore, BIG ACCOMPLISHMENT!
Need to quit smoking, and I almost was there, then lost Vince, now just back to pack a day. Gotta let it go and find others ways to cope...

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Still married to best friend, kids are 14 and 16 now, both boys, need I say more?
Have added MORE furbabies to my family.
No more counseling, going for the HIGHER POWER....Him and I together can do ANYTHING!

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Life isn't about the breaths you take,
it's about the moments that take your breath away!!

And my husband does that to me daily! I am very blessed, now if only we had money, damn, cant have it all can we?? ")

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    Hey doll face

    I know about your brother and again I am so sorry! I know how hard it to lose somebody close to you, especially immediate family. My prayers go to you all honey!!

    YAY on onderland :) I KNOW that felt great!! I think yu sweat it all off, seeing some of your posts and heat conditions NO TY! lol I am currently retying my hand at this also. It's good to be back and I am praying I can get 20 off before i'm 50 this year (March) it's doable, so we will see.

    Anyway it's good to see you honey, HERE! :) GL in 2015 We can do it!! You PROVED IT!!!

    1073 days ago
  • v TBABY912
    hi! welcome back! i'm still here :) sorry for your loss, buy not the weight loss. that's awesome. stress can be a factor, but hopefully you are reaching your goals to stay healthy long term. in my dark moments, i can only put my hope in Jesus.
    1073 days ago
    Hey there i am doing ok i am still alive. I had a Very rough 2014 gained all weight i had lost. Now working from the start again.
    1073 days ago
  • v BARBIEE52
    ~~~~~~THANKS TO THOSE~~~~~~

    Thanks to those who hated me,
    You made me a stronger person. emoticon
    Thanks to those who loved me.
    You made my heart grow fonder. emoticon
    Thanks to those who envied me,
    You made my self-esteem grow stronger. emoticon
    Thanks to those who cared,
    You made me feel important. emoticon
    Thanks to those who entered my life,
    You have made me who I am today. emoticon
    Thanks to those who left,
    You made me realize that nothing is forever. emoticon
    Thanks to those who stayed.
    You showed me the true meaning of
    Love & Friendship emoticon

    Someday everything will make perfect sense. So for now, laugh at the confusion, smile
    through the tears, and keep reminding yourself that everything happens for a reason.,

    Have a wonderful, meaningful, fulfilling happy weekend!
    emoticon emoticon Lots & Lots of emoticon emoticon
    1368 days ago
  • v JISTY06
    I know this is extremely late, but I am so glad you're back!!
    How's it going? I've missed you.
    1371 days ago
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