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After dying April 22, 2005 from cardiac arrest and being shocked twice by co-workers to bring me back....I feel I have to do everything I can to keep the new stents in my heart open and my body healthy. I got a second chance for some reason....I have to be healthy long enough to find out why.
For the last couple of years since I fell on the ice, it has been a challenge to exercise. My hip and leg hurt. I kept thinking it would get better. Finally, the end of December 2009, I went to my knee surgeon (double knee replacement in 2002) for a check up. He did x-rays of my hip and it was replaced Jan. 4, 2011. So, less pain when exercising should help my results! Another chance to be healthier!!!
Had the second hip replaced November 1, 2017, so ready to rock and roll!

Member Since: 12/10/2006

Fitness Minutes: 343

My Goals:
I plan to eat healthier and exercise more to have a healthier life.
I also want anyone over 50 and who has a few pounds to lose to join my team at


My Program:
I am reading Spark People articles and being encouraged and challenged by my Spark Teams. Charting my progress seems to help me the most.
I have also joined T.O.P.S.

Personal Information:
I am a wife, mother of six grown children and grandmother of 19, and great-grandmother of 2. I teach elementary art in two schools and work full-time as a dispatcher/jailer and am an Advanced EMT for our local ambulance service.

Other Information:
Since my heart attack, I have a new perspective on life. I look at what is really important and don't sweat the small stuff. Life is too short not to enjoy the journey while we are here.

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    Diana, I just read the paragraph about why you're here. I can relate to that as something similar happened to me when I saw one of my mom's late brothers and how he ended up, largely due to obesity (no pun intended in case it seemed like there was). I'm glad you're here, and I look forward to getting to know you through the Christian Living thread! Keep looking up and blessings to you. :D
    5264 days ago
  • v no profile image DONELLE
    Hi Diane! Wow just read your Sparkpage and am totally inspired by your new outlook on life. As a nurse you see people that just don't "get it". You girl aren't one of them!!! Good luck with your goals!!
    5266 days ago
  • v no profile image RISINGSUN458
    Hi Diana thanks for getting me onto this website think i will make this time
    5306 days ago
    Hi Diana -
    You are a lucky woman! Yes, you have to find out why, that's excellent motivation right there. We'll all help each other!
    5331 days ago
  • v no profile image GETWISER
    Hi Diana and welcome. Good luck on your journey to a healthier you.
    We are all here for the same reason and we will make it.
    5331 days ago
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