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my 4 boys all grown up! love them and glad to have all 4 together for a visit



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Family this past Christmas. Joshua home after 4 years "missing" Thank you Lord!


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I love to garden, and am out side on most days when I am not working, in it. I HATE winter!!! LOL

I also need to get my self back on track. some days I'm pretty good other days not so. I have some physical issues, but I am not in pain (thank God) so I am careful of what I can do, mostly low impact things are fine. So there are some things I will not do that cause undo stress on my body. It does not limit me for most part.

I am divorced, I have 4 grown sons. No grands yet. I look after my 86 year old mother. She is still very mobile and on her own. I work full time and part time, and am involved in various thing that keep me busy.

I am forever repairing or replacing things in my 85 year old house! I love to work with my power tools and do repairs around my house. All the doors and windows have been replaced, both baths have been replaced and are fairly new. replaced all flooring. Still needs siding, and walkway replaced.

So now I need to redo this body! So that it will serve me well, for many more years. I have been at it for awhile. I am determined, sometimes just not motivated! I need to do this, for me, because I AM worth it.


Member Since: 12/30/2008

Fitness Minutes: 236,684

My Goals:
I have improved my walking endurance .... I can now walk over 3 miles with out a problem!


My Program:
I joined Jenny Craig a year ago July. I lost about 48 lbs
so far. have been kinda stuck since the holidays. have had some joint health issues, so I have not been able to walk as I had been. Trying to get back into the swing of things, as my knee is feeling better. I am looking forward to summer to be in my garden again. All that yard work and exercise!!
Continue with what I'm doing and also fit more exercise into what i've been doing.



Personal Information:
I live in Illinois, Summer is here and it has been VERY hot and humid! I work outside so I am jut wiped when I get home.

I have 4 boys, am divorced, Work full time at a Driver License facility. I test CDL truck drivers. I Had been doing this for 33 YEARS and 8 months I FINALLY RETIRED in Jan of 2019! YEA done with dealing with stupid!
have great friends, and a wicked sense of humor, that I do use all the time.


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My favorite life quote is BE STILL AND KNOW THAT I AM GOD. I often do not take the time to be still and listen, to myself, or my body.

PROUDLY AMERICAN!




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  • v REDEEMED_DANCER
    That stinks about the insulation. That would drive me crazy. I bet your heating and A/C bills are rather pricey.
    2 days ago
  • v REDEEMED_DANCER
    I have missed having ceiling fan. But I only got the one in the living room up. I'm currently enjoying using it. I ended up needing an extra set of hands because of how the wiring was, so I had to wait for a friend to get off work.
    3 days ago
  • v REDEEMED_DANCER
    I'm not sure how much energy I have, but I did manage to make it through the day. And you're low on energy because you didn't sleep well last night. Hopefully you'll get much better sleep tonight.
    4 days ago
  • v MAMIEALLIE
    emoticon Hello My Spark Friend! Just wanted to stop by your page and wish you all the best this lovely summer ahead. emoticon I am so sad that SparkPeople will be gone to us outside the United States. I have made many wonderful friends here both Americans and others around the world and across Canada and will miss you all very much. If you are on Facebook or would like my email, they are in my last blog post which I will only take down on August 1st.

    “In the summer, the song sings itself.” - William Carlos Williams
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    lness_articles.asp?id=2659
    11 days ago
  • v DDOORN
    Reach out to your SP friends and take them with you!
    12 days ago
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