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another year older, & hopefully, wiser.


Wednesday, July 22, 2009

ok, so yesterday i turned 62..not 39 like i tell everyone(who am i trying to kid?)..my day started out fine..i knew it was going to rain, no problem, my astrological sign is water..i moved my 2 planters out from under the eaves so mother nature could give them a drink of fresh rainwater..i took my cat, zoey, in my arms, took off my shoes and went out into the rain with her..she loved it and we both got soaked..this was the high point of my day.
i spent the whole day & evening alone in quiet comtemplation, meditation & (yes) prayer, feeling very meloncholy & alone..
i started to think about the positives & negatives in my life and had an epithany..all in all, i'm pretty lucky..sure, i spend most of my time in a wheelchair in my cute, little apartment, and get out only to doctor's appointments, but, i can "go on-line" at any time and "talk" to a bunch of folks who've become as important to me as my own flesh & blood...sparkpeople & facebook have become my main(read ONLY) social outlet..
with the support of my spark family, i've lost a total of 190 pounds!..my hip doesn't ache as much as it used to, and my knees creak less, i can even walk a few steps further then i could last year when i was a youngster of 61..
by the time the evening came, i had read & reread the birthday greetings from my on-line family and i was feeling very loved, happy & content..
finally, the light came on....i'm not only wiser...i'm happier!
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HOPEFUL2DAY! 7/23/2012 6:49PM

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CHUBBYMAMAW 7/21/2011 11:31PM

    I have got to say ,Happy ,Happy Birthday! I just started reading your blogs,and haven't been able to quit so I put you on my friend list and truly hope you will add me to yours.
As I read, I have found so much in common with me,that it is amazing. I also am 64 years old, my birthday is the same day as your sobriety birthday, I have a grand daughter named Zoe,and I love your sense of humor.
I'm really looking forward to being your friend and talking to you. I am a FB'er , my FB name is Sandra Wheat Cook if you want to send me a friend request . I'll stop rattling on now , but for me to find you by accident, on your birthday is amazing. I have one bad fault, I live in the south and have a southern drawl' so I'm glad I'm texting so you can't tell.LOL. emoticon emoticon
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PAINTER41 7/24/2009 9:55AM

    Wow Lost 190 pounds. You make me ashamed of my self. I have been fighting with 70 pounds. You are not alone. Happy late birthday. I hope this next year will be the best year for you. Sounds like you have a great cat. My cat is a nipper and not a lover at all. Keep up the good work. Sharon

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ARTHURTOM 7/23/2009 5:40PM

    Happy belated birthday Theresa! I haven't been participating on the teams as much I have in the past, since the first of July I have been changed my focus on spark people to interact with those on my friends list more and have subscribed to blogs of everyone that is on my friends list. As you can imagine, this has me busy when I'm online and somehow, I am only visiting the teams when I have looked at and/or responded to all of the blogs I have subscribed to.

I found your blog from the team main page and I have taken some time to read your story and I am motivated by your story. Being over 400 pounds is never easy for anyone. Losing 100 pounds with nutrisystem is fantastic and I want you to continue to become healthy learning what you have from them and your newly found family here at spark people!

Having said that...I think I have found another person for my friend list!

Tim

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MOMRITZ 7/22/2009 12:22PM

    T - You are a wonderful wonderful lady. Did I tell you how wonderful I think you are! I am so glad you are in my "online" life too. I think of you often and so appreciate all the support you give. You are every bit family to me too.

You are an inspiration in so many ways.



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