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Instead of focusing on my new granddaughter, I can only see my hips when I look at this...

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Hubby and I geocaching, my one healthy activity.

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This is my baby boy, an Akron Police Officer (on the left).

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I have returned to SP after a 2 year hiatus. I had reached my goal weight by Aug 2008. On Aug 19th my husband donated a kidney to a friend and months of recovery time followed. My workout routine and diet were replaced by trips to the hospital and cafeteria food for about 8 months. About the time he started to recover, I broke my wrist and developed severe tendonitis in it. Working out was out of the question. that was the beginning of incapacitating health issues that no one seemed to be able to figure out, but the end result was that I was unable to do anything but go to work and then come home and sit. I was on high doses of steroids and in constant pain. My weight and my back pain returned. I made some major life changes in an effort to reduce my stress levels, and got a new Dr, who promptly found the problem. I have a mass in my neck that appears to be cancer. I will be having surgery to remove it right after Christmas. I am praying it hasn't spread and looking forward to feeling better in time. For now, I am getting back on my Wii and back on a healthy eating plan, so I can be as healthy as possible before my surgery, combat the effects of having my thyroid removed, and so I can relearn the healthy behaviors that have gone by the wayside.

Member Since: 11/19/2006

Fitness Minutes: 3,534

My Goals:
My goal is to permanently change my eating habits and incorporate more activity into my daily routine.

My Program:
I am working on getting back to the workout plan I used to love and eating healthy again.

Personal Information:
I live in Ohio, marred with two grown sons. I work in a surgical clinic, doubling as receptionist and medical assistant. I have three chihuahuas that are spoiled rotten.

Other Information:
I love to read horror and suspense novels, true crime and mystery. I enjoy puzzle and hidden object games on my laptop, and doing jigsaw puzzles with my hubby.

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  • v ANGEL_101_V
    Hey there, welcome to Psychological Warfare!! We are so glad to have you we us! We can't wait to hear more about you! You are doing a wonderful job no smoking, I admire that.
    5282 days ago
    Hi! Thanks for the comment! All the motivation really does help! I'm just hoping that giving up smoking doesn't make start eating more, so far it's going alright tho! You are doing really well by the way, Keep up the good work!!!
    5288 days ago
  • v FIREMOM31
    BUGMAMA42- I am a geocaching fool! I was so psyched to find the green jeep travel bug!
    5289 days ago
  • v BUGMAMA42
    Welcome, Firemom31! You can do it (the quitting smoking) and kudos for taking on this challenge at the same time. Me, I had to do the not smoking for almost a year before I was ready to move onto the next challenge. So, you and your hubby... any chance that you're geocaching in that picture? Drop me an email if you want to chat! I'm here for you! -Nina
    5290 days ago
  • v no profile image POIFECT_NOT
    Hi welcome to spark people and to the no more smoking team
    ask if you need any help and if we can we will help if not we will try to direct you in the right direcction

    5290 days ago
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