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I am a music teacher, singer, accompanist, director. Anything with music is my thing. I've had a weight "problem" my whole life. My entire family has. My oldest sister is having Gastric Sleeve Surgery this November 2015. Another sister has had gastric bypass surgery. Another sister lost a lot by doing it herself. I've been trying on my own with Spark People's guidance for a year and I finally decided to have the VSG Surgery. I had my surgery on November 1, 2011 and lost 80 pounds.

Member Since: 9/4/2010

Fitness Minutes: 15,053

My Goals:
I want to feel healthier and look nicer and improve my breath support. I'd like to feel more confident. I no longer want to worry about pre-diabetes. I want to get off of some of my medications.

My Program:
I had VSG Surgery Nov 1, 2011 at Mercy in West Des Moines, IA .

Following the program offered through the Bariatric Weight Loss Center there.

Personal Information:
Iowa farm girl that loves to sing. Wife, mother of 2 grown children, music educator. I sing Baritone in a Sweet Adeline's Chorus called Harmony Central & a quartet called Off the Cuff. I also formed an acappella group called GottaZING! with 4 men and 4 women. Currently I am a substitute teacher.

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The Knots Prayer
Dear God: Please untie the knots that are in my mind, my heart and my life. Remove the have nots that I have in my mind. Erase the will nots, may nots, might nots that may find a home in my heart. Release me from the could nots, would nots and should nots that obstruct my life. And most of all, Dear God, I ask that you remove from my mind, my heart and my life all of the 'am nots' that I have allowed to hold me back especially the thought that I am not good enough. Amen

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    I hope you are out there enjoying this beautiful Iowa weather!

    “There are plenty of difficult obstacles in your path.
    Don’t allow yourself to become one of them.”
    – Ralph Marston
    834 days ago
  • v DETERMINED2019
    Thanks for the commenting to my post on the community feed - so we have the same name?

    Also see from your status today that you have been married 33 years - congratulations - we were married Dec 1983 - 33 years coming up to 34 soon. So I guess that is something else we have in common

    Keep in touch

    Be blessed
    848 days ago
  • v THE_PLAN
    emoticon happy 33rd emoticon
    849 days ago
  • v MY_YEAR2011
    "Beautiful Woman Award! Once you've been given this award, you have to paste it on the wall of 8 women who deserve it. If you receive more than 3, you know you're really beautiful! If you break the chain, nothing will happen, but it's always good to know someone thinks you're beautiful inside and out"

    I hope you are recovering good from your surgery and are doing well. Have a great Thanksgiving! ~Sheryl emoticon
    2922 days ago

    Comment edited on: 11/17/2011 12:41:41 PM
    It's so great to know you're musical too! I'm a singer:) Anyway, I will be praying you will do great tomorrow with your testing. :)

    2959 days ago
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