Hi I am new to this team. My name is Karen and I live in the suburbs of Chicago. I work full time, have a daughter, husband and 2 dogs. I have been on spark since 2007, lost close to 60 pounds, gained about 40 and am trying to get back in the groove. I have RA but I try not to let it slow me down too much. I figure the arthritis won't kill me but the heart disease I get from laying around will so I make myself get out there for my own good. Over the past 2 years I derailed in a big way (see 40 pound weight gain). In the past year alone, I lost my dad to Alzheimer's and my brother to liver cancer, then got to deal with the super fun time I had getting a biopsy when I had a mammogram come back abnormally. I loved getting that phone call the day of my brother's funeral. I definitely need motivation so I dropped out of some teams that were no longer working for me and found some new ones that I hope I can tap into to restart my spark. I've been riding my bike to the train station every day. That's really kind of fun. It's getting really dark and cold in the mornings though so I'm going to have to making my own sunshine. I'm hoping to keep riding into December.
Fortune favors the bold. - Juvenal
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