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I am 59 years old, Mother of 4 grown children and 8 grandchildren. I have been dieting off and on since I was a little girl. And have tried just about every diet on the market and more. Over the past few years(2) there has been many changes in my life. I I had knee surgery about 6 years ago. That has left me some what enabled to do much exercise, it cause extreme pain when I walk or just stand. Which as cause me not to be as active as I once was. In May I decided that I was going to lose weight, not for anyone but me. And so the first of June I went looking for some information that would help me lose some of this weight. Healthy weight loss. I found SparkPeople.In 2008 Since then I have spend a lot of time here. And have come to realize that I am making changes for the better. Even with a few rough days. UPDATE: Recently fell off the wagon. Gained all plus some weight back. But here to try it one more time. I know I have a long road ahead of me. So My first goal is 26 pounds. I figure if I concentrate on the big picture (over 100 lbs.) I might get discouraged. So small portions of weight is the way to go for me.

Member Since: 6/5/2007

Fitness Minutes: 40

My Goals:
Loose 10 pounds and then see how that goes. I would love to lose the whole amount of 185 pounds. But I have to honest with myself.So slow and easy is the key for me.

If I had one dream it would be to weigh about 120. But I vow to listen to my body. If it's happy at 150 then so be it!! :-)

My Program:
Slow and easy is the road ahead...

A. Stay between 1200 and 1800 daily.

1. Eat a great breakfast.

2. Eat a great lunch

3. Eat a great dinner

4. Drink lots of water

5. Walk 5 minutes during the day, build up endurance.

6. Strength exercises to build up my legs.

7. Be kind to myself, when I am having an off day.

8. NOT listen to those around me that say I am
not going to make it. Because I know I am!!

9. Stop smoking when I reach my 100lb mark.

10. Never be this heavy again!!

Personal Information:
I am 50 year old mom of 4. And Grandmother of 8.

Was divorced in 2006.

I have a gyspy soul at heart, I have lived all over the mountain states. I love the mountains in Colorado and Montana. And the ocean in North Carolina.

My dream is to live in a log cabin in the mountains over looking the valley. But I would settle for a comfortable place where grandchildren come to visit for BBQ's and then GO HOME!! giggles.

I recently moved to Mobile, Alabama.

Other Information:
Music: country, some classic rock, pop, R&B celtic music

Movies: Practical Magic, The Craft, Eragon, The Last Boy Scout, FreedomLand, Hocus Pocus, Harry Potter 1-5.

Television: CSI Miami, Discovery Channel, GhostHunters, Medium, John Edwards, Law and Order, The Tudors

Books: Too many to name except for anything Harry Potter 1-7. Oh and I must add Eragon and Eldest. Wonderful Novels!!

I am a Witch!

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    I hope you had a fabulous birthday Done Girl!

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    I hope you have fantastic birthday to kick off a happy healthy year Done Girl.
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