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Changes are exciting and recently I've made quite a few. It's a reflection of my journey here with Sparks. Thank You to All of you!!

The rose in my banner is thought of as a delicate flower, but it's in snow. A harsher environment, but!! It's showing it's beauty. We too can show our inner AND outer beauty giving our best towards the effort of being healthy. Snow will fall, but we can do this!!

Is his easy? Nah, Nope, Not!!

But is it worth it? Oh My YEAH!!

I've recently decided I didn't need to be skinny, but rather healthy. I'm down 125 lbs.

My Dr has me on a low carb diet for 6 weeks. It's not easy, but my glucose level is higher than it should be at 135. Since I had been a full blown diabetes she wants me between 70-99. I'm UP to the challenge!!!

A longssss waysss from 288 lbs!!! I'm no longer the woman sitting on the sidelines in a power chair, rather I'm IN the game to WIN and it's AWESOME!!

It's a journey, not a demand, ,, , enjoy the steps along the way.

I had gained weight after a car accident which eventually got me into the chair. There's no magic, just the sheer determination to be in life again. To enjoy more than TV. It's taken 8 years due to many health issues. I live in chronic pain daily, but I refuse medications now. I was a few years ago on morphine. Happily, I'm not now. Hmmm, some of the brain fog has lifted. YEAH!!

I'm "told" I'm going to lose my left foot than eventually from the knee down. But!!! Right now I can walk for an hour without stopping!!! My back hurts, but I do yoga stretches and rest it plus I use biofreeze, but most of all: I've learned "You don't use it; you lose it" and I agree. It hurts a little less moving around. BUT my heart rejoices. I'm ME again!!

Recently I've even joined,,,,, and GO(one can join, but eh, not use) Planet Fitness!!

Member Since: 7/7/2011

Fitness Minutes: 155,458

My Goals:
Cardio of 60-90 mins daily

NEED to do strength training!! So here goes:
3 times a week do at least 10-15 minutes of.

Eat 3-5 Freggies(FRuit/vEGGIES) daily at least well,,,it's a goal. Probably a life long one.

Smile, laugh, live, and enjoy.

6-8 hours of sleep daily. That's a hard one because of pain, but it's necessary. So off goes the TV at 11:30 most nights. Lol 1 night Jimmy Fallon does a strange question on Twitter and the answers crack me up!! Lights OFF by 1:20 at the very latest. Most mornings I'm UP around 8 - 8:46. I don't work til 10 two days a week and later on the other 2

Keep going forward ~~ my severe depression has lifted. My confidence is fully back

So i NEED to keep tracking, daily. I NEED to stay on Sparks. I've watched many hit their goals, leave, come back weighing more. I do NOT want to be one of them

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I'm working part time after not doing so for over 20 years as a senior companion. Love helping others to live a fuller life. I had so much help along the way!!

Izzy owns me and she is not pleased, but she'll adjust. I have the cutest little GGS, but my GD is adorable too(his Mom). Love giving her and her H couple time taking him overnight.

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    9 hours ago
    The Seresto collars really work! I've only found one dead one the first week I put the collar on Bubba.

    They're not cheap - but they do last 8 months!

    Ticks & Fleas will bite humans too - and your building can wind up with an infestation quickly. I'm sure your building is sprayed regularly.

    Huggers & Tail Waggin from bubba & me

    1 day ago
  • v NEW-CAZ
    Hi Diane
    I love ALL American accents, they are attractive, the Texan twang, the New York accent.
    I find them all fascinating. I doubt some of our accents can be understood though especially if we fall into, say, Cockney rhyming slang, or a strong Glaswegian accent- that sounds quite aggressive LOL

    I'm gradually taking on the Norfolk accent into my South London (pronounced souve london- LOL) accent.

    2 days ago
  • v KATIE5668
    OMG...frozen yogurt with sprinkles, caramel and chocolate ..and your company! perfect!
    Now to get that airline ticket..he heee Thanks for the goodie! I know that frozen yogurt is not the same creature as Yogurt..but dad gum it is good stuff!
    Congrats on Your A Team...they have really pulled it together this go round..wonderful!!!
    Right now in a bit of a Red Lobster haze...bet I either sleep really good tonite or not at all..
    Not really used to that rich food!! it was gooood emoticon
    2 days ago
    emoticon Diane.
    2 days ago
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