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
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