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Me & DH of 25 yrs-on HAW. cruise 2007-Me at my heaviest.

Bob & I - 27th anniversary 12-31-2009 Lightest I've been in years at 192.


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2016 has to be better!

I guess now is a good time to update this. I am now 59, almost 60. YIKES! Where did that come from? Anyway, I am now at my heaviest ever. Health issues, depression, and inertia have all taken a toll on me. I NEED to climb out from under this miasma, and get my life back on track. I sure hope I can get my butt in gear, and get this done! :-)


I figure now is a good time to update this a little. I am 55, been on SP for a couple of years and lots of health changes. I've been recently diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis, in addition to all the other things that time and poor life choices have wrought on my body. I still struggle daily with eating right and exercising, along with continuing my college education. I have a new little grand-daughter that I want to see grow up, go to college, and someday have children of her own. So... just gotta keep on keepin' on, as they say.

I'm 53 years old, and have struggled with weight since High School. As I grew older, my weight grew with me. Now I have diabetes, along with hypothyroidism, peripheral neuropathy, Interstitial Cystitis (IC), menopause, GERD, high blood pressure, allergies, & asthma. Using this site has helped me keep up the motivation that the Diabetes diagnoses gave me, with the strategies, inspiration & help from others like me. I need to get it done. I will get it done. I AM DOING IT!!!!

Member Since: 7/24/2008

My Goals:
Get my FBS down under 100. Lose 100+ lbs. Keep a log of my FBS, and eating. Read from this sight daily for inspiration.

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Working out at the Arthritis Water Aerobics class, on Monday, Wednesday, & Friday. Watching what I eat, by limiting Calories & Carbs, and charting them on the Nutrition Tracker.

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Originally a California girl. transplanted to Georgia in 1982, Mother of 2 Twenty somethings, 3 cats and a dog. Retired Travel Agent, now a homemaker.

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Favorite TV shows: Charmed, Castle, Bones and Dancing With The Stars.

Favorite Singers: The Beatles, John Denver, Mamas & Papas, PP&M, and many more.

Favorite Place: London although Hawaii comes a squeaking close second.

Cat's names: Binx, Smokey, & Marilyn (he's a boy)

Dog's name: Coal

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    Thank you DEB for thinking of me on my birthday,
    DH and I went to New Brunswick CANADA just for a few days to visit with a Spark friend. I have very little family around and Spark Friends are special to me.
    Thank-you again. Noraspat in Augusta Maine. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    952 days ago
    Hello Deb! Just stopping in to check on you. Working on the Middle Ga Sparks stuff.. could use hel and suggestions for events and challenges! emoticon
    1205 days ago
    What a great profile picture! That's 5 generations, isn't it? I have one of 4 generations: my grandmother, my mother, me & my son when he was about 3 months old. You'll treasure that photo for years to come!
    1782 days ago
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    Wishing you a most blessed and prosperous weekend!

    "When you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change"

    ~Wayne Dyer~

    1810 days ago
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    Just dropping in to wish you a most joyous and blessed weekend!

    "Make a gift of your life and lift all mankind by being kind, considerate, forgiving, and compassionate at all times, in all places, and under all conditions, with everyone as well as yourself. This is the greatest gift anyone can give"

    David R. Hawkins
    1818 days ago
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