Welcome Barbara. We seem to share some similar things. Of course, who doesn't love Indy Girl. LOL She has inspired me from the first day I joined Spark People. I also have fibromyalgia and have constant pain in my hip. I am 65 and have one son who has 2 boys who are the light of my life. I am also married to a wonderful and supportive husband.
I think you will love this team. Good luck. together!
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Welcome Barbara, I only blog when I am bursting to share. Sometimes that is 3 days in a row and sometimes only once a month. Let your feelings carry you in that regard. I love Indy's team too and follow her blog.
"The world is one country and mankind its citizens" one of the many truths spoken by Baha'u'llah and "Love is the light that guideth in darkness, the living link that uniteth God with man, that assureth the progress of every illumined soul."
Hi Barbara, I am in a big hurry to get this weight off quickly but I have found that concentrating on one day at a time is manageable. I get up every morning and thing about THAT day ALL day. The time goes by and I inch along. The main thing is that I am still inching a long.....
my name is Barbara and I am new to this team! I have been on SP for a few months and am really struggling right now. When I first came to SP I read Indygirls story and found such inspriation from the story and then other posts of hers I have read. Always wondered how to join her Team, and for some reason never found the way until a day or two ago. I am 72 years old, was a single mother of a boy who has grown up to be a incredible man with 3 lovely children. 30 years ago I married again to a really wonderful man and we have had a good life together. 20 years ago I was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and had to stop working. Being exhausted and in pain all the time (oh yeah, I have arthritis throughout my body) limited my my life considerably and I started gaining weight. At first I thought I needed to lose 100 lbs. but reality set in and when I finally accepted the fact that I will never be the person I was in school I set a more reasonable goal of losing 80 lbs. That is still alot and it means I need to find some ways to exercise that don't cause too much pain, along with eating less. The good news is I have lost 10 lbs, but of course I want to lose it faster! I haven't really blogged much on SP because not only am I very private, but I really don't know what to say that would be of interest or encouraging to anyone else. Hopefully on this team I will learn to be less private and more positive! I know that together ! Blessings and to all! B-
Blessings for the journey! B
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