I'm 40 years old, married and have two boys (16 and 20 years old).
I live out in the middle of nowhere..a very rural location within the Mojave National Preserve here in CA... Population, 12 people...and 100 miles from any type of grocery store, in any direction....but it's home and I love it.
I actually joined SparkPeople on December 28th, 2011. It was one of my 'new years resolutions' that come January 1st, I was going to start my journey to 'Onederland'....well, January 1st came and went..and so did February, March, April, May & June. emoticon
Thankfully I came to my senses before letting another year pass me by, lol...
July 19th, 2012....just a few days ago, this was the day that I 'officially' started my 'Journey To Onederland'
I have MS (multiple sclerosis), stage II hypertension, and this past April, I had a stroke (my 2nd one in two years). I also had emergency surgery last year to remove 3 discs in my neck that were severing my spinal cord....so you could say I have my share of health problems...
but I'm not going to allow any of these 'problems' prevent me from accomplishing my goals.
The week prior to starting I took some time to set up some 'mini' goals including my own little 'virtual' Bike Across America challenge.
I left the 'Mojave National Preserve' on Thursday morning (19th) and so far I've gone 25 miles on my bike...virtually, of course..
I also started a website for my 'Bike Across America' challenge and will be using that, along with Spark People as a motivational tool to help me stay on track.
I've got a long road ahead of me, but taking this first step was probably the hardest part of my journey.
Looking forward to chatting with you all soon :)