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Sparkpeople changed my life. I had been bedridden for 12 years due to illness, in turn which lead to an increase of weight by 60 lbs. I needed to get back on my feet and healthy..... googled weight loss program and here my journey began.

I lost 50 lbs. in the first 3 years looking good and feeling great ..... then I accidentally injured my knee, not able to exercise as much awaiting for knee surgery which took 2 years. Gained back 20 lbs. (ouch) following the surgery, family illness and related stress :( Time to get back to what I want and need .... opted out of the last few 5 % Challenges .... I'm back !!! :o) P.S. Family's doing great Yayyyy!!

Update ..... I took an itty bitty pitty party (Migraines grrrrrr!) as well as a break from everything and anything I could..... 4 months left in 2017 ..... I do so much better when I'm in the 5% Challenge ..... I'm committed!!!! xo

Update ....last 4 months in 2017 didn't happen .... broke my wrist in 4 places .... surgery .... plate ..... pins ... weekly physio .... definitely exercised intentionally every day .... just not to the caliber I was able to before the injury.... In between the Challenge DH has been diagnosed with Dementia...I saw it coming .... just didn't want to believe it ... this great man has exercised everyday for the 43 years we've been together ....is so healthy .... we are in our retirement age .... the best years of our lives... and they can be .....I've been eating emotionally for the past few months ..... weight is back on .... I have to stop this!!! My Goal is to ensure we will live a healthy life till we're 100 ... I believe we can make this happen .... I believe God gives us what we can deal with .... I .... can.... I will xoxoxo

Member Since: 5/26/2009

Fitness Minutes: 186,446

My Goals:
Ultimate Goal:

Healthy Wife, Mother, Grandmother.....

I owe it to "myself" and my family.

My Mom & Dad, Sister, MIL and FIL passed away at a young age.

I need to do my best to break that cycle ... Adult children need their Mom & Dad ....Grandchildren need their Grandparents! xoxo

My Program:
Spark People Guidlines

Fitbit Alta HR - :o)

1. Weigh, track and log everything I eat and drink. Enter all Nutritional Info. for every grocery purchased. It makes it so much easier for tracking.

2. Eliminate processed foods

3. Ensure that all necessary Nutrients are met (i.e. fibre, calcium, sodium, etc.)

4. 8-10 cups of water daily

5. Daily Intentional Exercises, unless I'm ill (i.e. Aerobics, dancing, weights, kettle bell, and stepping etc.) I get bored easily so I need to change it up in 10 minute intervals.

6. 10,000 Steps Daily.

7. Strength Training - 45 minutes daily


Personal Information:
My first username was "ABUSEDIT" I felt I had abused my body with medications not only prescribed but what I felt at the time helped for my Chronic Migraines for years ... needed to make a change ... I was afraid to die and leave the family I loved soooo much .. as of 2008 no longer taking pain medication of any kind .... and so in came "DIDI_60LBS_BY 60" came close but no cigar lol .... reality check 20.8 lbs to go as of today ..... deeply reminded.... "Have Faith in your Journey... Everything had to happen exactly as it did ....to get you where you're going next" xoxo

My Family's the most important part of my life!!

I'm 65 years young :o) Married 43 years, soul mate, best friend, we have 2 Adult Children and 5 ADORABLE! Grandchildren and of course Moby the 4th" our Lovebird.

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Love Laughter!!!

Love being

Love this time of my life!!!

Love a Challenge!!!

Love Spark People!!!

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