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Finally got to take Dakota to Disney World for spring break, 2013. We had a BLAST!


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I have struggled with my weight most of my life. 34 years ago, I had a severely broken ankle and have had to have multiple surgeries to be able to continue walking. Over the years, the pounds have piled on and more health issues have slowed me down further. Now I am determined to make it happen!! I need to have a knee replacement and need to get the weight down so that I can have surgery, so I really need to stay on track now!

I was with Calorie King before and lost some and then more on Spark. I am so thankful for Spark and the wonderful people here.

My daughter is 9 and needs me to take care of myself so I can be there for her. I want to be able to play and take her neat places, without being tired and sore and not able to fit into the seats!!!!

The last several years have been very hard and have brought a lot of loss and stress with them. I lost my father in August of 2011 and my step mother, who I dearly loved in Feb 2012. Our adopted son, who has always had many mental health issues had to be placed out of our home for our safety. He is now only our child in our hearts.

Now it is time to heal the wounds, regain strength and build a new life, hopefully with the energy to do what I need to do to take care of myself and live the life I want to have for myself and my family!

Member Since: 5/7/2008

Fitness Minutes: 26,541

My Goals:
I want to be comfortable in me and be able to be active and enjoy my life and my family!

Lose enough weight so that my Dr. will feel comfortable doing my knee replacement.

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I am tracking my food intake religiously, which helps hold me accountable. My partner is cooking Spark recipes for dinner most nights, which are wonderful, by the way! I'm seeing a trainer once a week and need to get myself to the gym at least one other day or do some kind of workout!

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I enjoy being outside, reading, quilting, cross stitching, my cats (especially when they are purring), and doing things with my friends and family. I love my church family and their love for me, my partner and our daughter.

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  • v NARNIAROSE2003
    Hey there! Thanks so much for your comments on my blog. Sounds like you have made some wonderful habits. I applaud you!
    584 days ago
    This Queen of the tractor is ....having a hard time getting on and off it. LOL Hope your having a great week. HUGS
    1459 days ago
    emoticon emoticon Great to hear from you!! Yes , we need to catch up with each other.
    1544 days ago
    I'm so glad you're doing so well! I thought I was going to do really well with the circuit training. Unfortunately there were four of nine machines I'm not allowed to use because of those bottom three discs in my back. So for them I just kind of walked or jogged a bit in place. That was ok. What really killed me was the step exercises you had to do in between each machine for 60 seconds. Archimedes mentioned that the steps might actually be too high for me. I think maybe she was right. My calves and thighs hurt SO bad when I was done with that. So now I'm doing the treadmill every time I go, and every other time I will work my upper body. If I get to a point where I'm not having discomfort in my lower back anymore, I MAY try some of the other machines. I just don't want to end up with another bout of bad back. I've been really good since November 2008. What I really need is to get back in the water. Are the resistance exercises you're doing on machines or what? Hugs, Calen~
    1936 days ago
    So good to connect with you again. :)
    1962 days ago
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