Hi and welcome,
I am new to RA. I'm only 4 months old or should I say long.Lol. And I'm relatively new to SparkPeople, too, so this merger really won't affect me much. The more the merrier, I say
So you want me to tell you a bit about myself. You're sure about that? Lol Well, here goes:
I would say I'm a good person.I'm compassionate and I love my fellow man dearly. I am religious, but don't push it on people. I worked as a pediatric RN for 30 years until my back wore out so I had to change my profession.. I adore children and have worked with them all my life. So now I'm teaching children how to swim. It's a blast and great exercise. I am a special grandmother because my grandson has high functioning Autism. It' runs in the family, my son does also. You don't have to feel bad for me, because I don't. We all have our trials and this is mine. I take it in stride and do the very best I can. I actually consider myself blessed. Being a mother and grandmother to children with disabilities have a very humbling effect. I'm also sweet and funny, at least some think so;) I'm very stubborn, which seems to work in my favor, because I refuse to give up when things are difficult.It took me a long while to get some moderation in my personal life, but I actually did. I've been trying to loose weight and get healthy and beautiful for a couple of years. Ten years ago I used to be thin and gorgeous. It's fortunate my self image isn't so damaged.. When look in the mirror it's always surprise how big I am. It's only been in the last few months that I've gotten really upset at my largeness. The doctor said I'm obese and pre-diabetic and I better take care of it and he's right. I feel like you could roll me down the street I'm that round. Lol. I've been in SparkPeople on and off (mostly off) since last May of 2011. I keep quitting and then start up again. I believe this time will be just about it. I'm tired of quitting. I want to do something big about myself. I like this place a lot! I think this place is truly, truly great. I can't say enough about all the support there is here, the meal plans are delicious and flexible ,in terms of choices, and there is so much going on here. I really get hooked on the motivational videos :) That is what brought me back this time. Those darned videos. They just suck you in! Lol.
It is very nice to meet you and I hope to chat with you soon.
You have a great night.
Never, never give up!
Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid. ~Albert Einstein
Your beliefs become your thoughts. Your thoughts become your words. Your words become your actions. Your actions become your habits. Your habits become your values. Your values become your destiny.
(1869 - 1948)
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