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Single again 49 yr old Mom of two grown kids and I've just recently moved in with my parents, in the house I grew up in, to help care for my Mom, who has Parkinsons a debilitating back problems. I can not describe how difficult is was to give up my home and come here. And its a daily struggle in a mostly negative atmosphere. I hope, by using sparkpeople, to nurture my own health and mind,so that I can do a better job , and be nicer about, caregiving to others. ( its very difficult at 49 to be questioned by a parent as if you were still a kid, irritating). Some of my goals here on SparkPeople are to : lose the 40 pounds or more I need to lose, reclaim my stomach after a hysterectomy over a year ago, and fill up my arsenal with positive energy to combat this negatively charged atmosphere I live in, (instead of eating out of frustration) and get strong muscles and endurance not only for today but for what my future holds. I hope along the way I can meet and inspire others in their goals also.
I'm 49. I want to lose 40 lbs., tone,tone,tone, increase endurance and gain more evergy.
I am just starting and am a bit confused about which direction to go. Thats why I am on Spark.
My biggest challenge is living with my parents and being able to eat "my" foods and also scheduling time around them for workouts etc.
I live in south Alabama.
I love to read and I love movies.
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| current weight: 193.0
You Go Girl, 40 pounds may seem like a lot but think about this....every time 1 pound comes off hold a pound of butter in your hands and think That Was On You! It's Impressive, we underestimate the loss of 1 pound. Knock them off 1 at a time and Tone it up!
1895 days ago
Hi !! I just wanted to welcome you to the Alabama SP team!! Sounds like you have a lot on your plate. Taking care of our parents isn't what most of us planned for, at this stage of our lives!! I hope SP will help you take care of YOU!! Come by the Alabama Team page when you get the chance and check it out. We are a fun group with lots of great people there!!
1972 days ago
Just did the Depression Quiz and saw your comment.
Boy, you do have a lot on your plate right now.
Just take it slow. For the weight, pick just 1, 2 or 3 items
to focus on until they become a habit. When I first started
Spark, I joined a dozen teams, set 20 daily goals and
DIDN'T DO ANY OF THEM!
After several start-overs, finally go it. Picked 6 glasses of water
and 5 minutes of exercise daily. After a couple of weeks, upped.
We are re-learning a lifetime of bad habits. Slow is ok.
Dear, you are not alone !
There are lots of great helps here and the comraderie is wonderful.
Be sure to check out the beginner check lists on the MY POINTS
page, about halfway down.
1997 days ago