GOALCXXV
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My 101 year old mother.


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I am a very happy senior with two sons, an "adopted" former inner city boy who considers me Mom, two wonderful daughters-in-law, three grandchildren, two "adopted" grandchildren, and I had a husband of 50 years. (My "adopted" son lived with us during his very turbulent high school years.)
I have an eBay store and tutor children from primary grades through college.
My husband lost his battle with cancer in August, 2019. He was my best friend, and I miss him.
I have let my weight get out of hand, and I realized that in order to see my grandchildren grow to adulthood, I will have to get my health in order. I am finding that joining Spark People was one of my best decisions because I am getting the accountability that I have been lacking. I feel that my weight has been an embarrassment to me, and I believe that getting it under control will help me to have the energy to do the things that I have been letting slip by. I am grateful to have found this site.


Member Since: 5/23/2015

Fitness Minutes: 10,447

My Goals:
I want to lose weight so that I can watch my grandchildren grow up and so that I can avoid serious illness. Being overweight has been embarrassing, and I want to stop being aware of my weight.


My Program:
I am starting out by tracking my food and trying to incorporate exercise into my day.



Personal Information:
I live in Illinois and have lived in the Mid-West my whole life. I am retired from teaching and continue to tutor. I have a law degree and practiced law many years ago, but I preferred teaching and returned to that. I have an eBay store with new and like-new clothing.


Other Information:
My favorite quote is attributed to Henry Ford: Think you can or think you can't. Either way you will be right.




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  • v BARBIEE52
    Thank you so much for the comment on my page on my 7 years with SP!!
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    ~~Barb~~
    62 days ago
  • v BOSS_OF_MY_BODY

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    In life there's always turmoil, tough decisions, lean times, moments of indecision and surprises but it's important to trust the process. Concentrate on your contribution and try not to control the results. Remember, you are only responsible for the effort NOT the outcome. ~Anthony Benson


    72 days ago
  • v BOSS_OF_MY_BODY

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    "Follow your passion, listen to your heart and trust the process. Life is magic and
    your dreams matter. A single dream can be more powerful than a thousand realities."


    74 days ago
  • v BOSS_OF_MY_BODY

    emoticon Happy Earth Day! emoticon

    “You cannot get through a single day without having an impact on the world
    around you. What you do makes a difference and you have to decide what
    kind of a difference you want to make.” ~Jane Goodall

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    “One of the first conditions of happiness is that the link between man and
    nature shall not be broken.” ~Leo Tolstoy


    75 days ago
  • v BOSS_OF_MY_BODY

    Happy Tuesday Barb, stay safe! emoticon

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    The most powerful words in the universe are the words you say to yourself.
    - Marie Forleo



    76 days ago
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