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Nicole and me, 2006

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I am the mother of two beautiful daughters who are now grown and married. My husband died two years ago, and this is the first time in my life that I am living on my own. I started a new job in August of '07 after 20 years on the same job, and I am committed to making a new beginning. Since the job situation is now stable, I want to get my personal life together and I figured the best place to start was with my health.

I started SparkPeople right after my husband died, and it was great. The next year, when the company I was working for closed, I became very busy job hunting and... feeling sorry for myself. I know this works, so I want to try it again, and connect with some Spark People. It is time for me to get up and do something for ME instead of feeling sad all the time. I want to count my blessings because I have many: healthy children and a healthy granddaughter, a good job where I am challenged and needed, a nice place to live and I know all to well where the next meal is coming from. So, I am ready to start a healthier lifestyle and claim a happier life.

Member Since: 2/3/2006

Fitness Minutes: 7,674

My Goals:
I would like to have more energy and balance in my life. I would like to really be healthy, lose weight, quit smoking, and stay healthy.

I took my first Chantix today - my quit date for smoking is 5/1/2008.

My Program:
About 4 years ago, I went to Weight Watchers, and it worked. Going to meetings now is not possible for me, but I am journaling, counting my points and I have 5 women from different parts of the country who are doing it with me. We keep in touch by email and motivate each other. One of them told me about SparkPeople, and when I checked it out I really liked it.

I find that tracking my food really helps.

Personal Information:
I grew up in Montclair, New Jersey and now live in New York City. I have two daughters, and one granddaughter. I also have 2 beautiful Himalayans: Coco and Charlie.

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  • v ISPARKLE77
    emoticon for stopping by and taking the time to post a comment on my blog about being grateful. It is great to focus on all we have daily. I am glad you have chosen to journal the things you are thankful for.
    Many blessing to you,
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    2298 days ago
  • v WILLOW49
    I love your profile picture...what a beautiful cat! I see you have 2 Himalayans. I have 1 named Rocky :)
    3114 days ago
  • v JANTWO
    Welcome to Wii Fit Plus!!!! We are so glad to have you on our team!!!! Be sure to check out the challenges and postings. Feel free to ask any questions or post any accomplishments that you want to share with the team. We are a very supportive team with very caring people. Please introduce yourself to the team and get ready to Wii!!!! We can lose the weight and get healthy together!!!!

    3677 days ago
  • v MKPQ51
    Just thought I'd drop by and see how things are with you and yours. I know you haven't been doing any postings, so I'm assuming at this point that you haven't been active on SP. When you do see this comment, please drop me a line.

    4240 days ago
  • v MKPQ51
    I just returned from travelling; I've been on the road (and airplane) much of this past month and a half. My husband and I went to Venezuela for a family visit (went to an orphanage while we were there) and then went to Morocco to help build houses for families that lost theirs during the 2004 earthquake. I hope to write a blog or two when things settle down; but, right now I have a lot of catching up to do on SP and home.

    I noticed you haven't been doing any postings on the threads. I hope all is well. Please drop me a line (on my page or a private message if you prefer) and let me know how you're doing.


    4261 days ago
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