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I am a 58 year old retired English teacher who wants to stay healthy and active. I am not that overweight. I weigh 138 pounds, but I want to lose at least 15 pounds because I am only five feet tall. Sometimes it is not easy because I suffer from chronic Meniere's Disease. I will not give up though. I try to stay positive and I will not allow this disease to steal anything else from me. Because of it, I had to retire. It was the right thing to do.

I have now been with Spark People for two years as of today, May 2, 2011. I feel very good about myself. I now walk between seven to ten miles a day and I do weight training everyday. I feel healthier than I have ever felt in my life. I do cardio three times a week and I feel wonderful. I hope and pray that my third year with Spark People is as prosperous and as blessed as my first two years were. I wish blessings on all of my Spark Friends and I pray that all of you accomplish all of your goals. God Bless all of you!!!

May2, 2012 was my third year with Spark People and I feel wonderful. I must admit that I have had a few run-ins with the dreaded Meniere's Disease, but like I have said before, "I refuse to allow this disease to beat me!!!" As far as working out, it has been great and at the end of the year, I purchased some kettle balls. I have fallen in love with this workout routine. I see a big difference in the muscles in my arms and back. They are awesome!!!! I still walk five to seven miles a day, and it seems to get easier and easier everyday. We'll see how the new year finds us.

Member Since: 5/2/2009

Fitness Minutes: 463,287

My Goals:
I hope and pray in the years to come that I keep the weight off and stay healthy. I really want to get back to teaching.

My Program:
I try to eat right every day.

I most certainly walk my five miles or more everyday. I lift weights, workout with my bowflex, hulahoop, workout on my stability ball, and I walk on the treadmill. I also workout with tubing and kettlebells.

Personal Information:
I am from Kingsville, Texas. I received my Bachelors and Masters Degrees from Texas A&M in Kingsville, Texas. I also received my Reading Specialist certification and my Kindergarten certification from Texas A&M Kingsville. I received my Gifted/Talented certification from Texas A&M in Corpus Christi, Texas. I love teaching and I really want to get back to it.

I have four sisters and two brothers, and my wonderful parents. I married my best friend Nicolas Moreno thirty-five years ago. We have one beautiful daughter, Juliette Nicole Moreno Rodriquez and one son-in-law, Daniel Rodriquez. Our daughter is twenty-three years old. There are no grandchildren yet!

Other Information:
I love to read, anything and everything. My favorite quotes are: "This too will pass", and "Let no one come to you without leaving better and happier". I am a very positive person and I surround myself with positive people and positive situations. I believe in God and I try to do a good deed every single day.

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  • v PYNNER
    Thanks for your comment on my blog about my son. Last year he had an amazing teacher who had a son who used to be picked on so she took it very seriously. And it got nipped in the bud quickly. With his current teacher I did have a serious chat with him. He did take it very seriously and took my son aside in school today and told him things would be okay and he would talk to the child in question who had been harrassing my son. My son came home from school in a really good mood today so I was really happy. Fortunately for my son I can relate and have a good heart to heart with him since I used to be picked on too. I'm only 4'11". I grew up in Chicago and from kindergarten through 3rd grade my mom says I didn't even grow. I used to hide every recess because I got picked on a lot. So needless to say, I know exactly how my son feels and want to give him all the support I can so he stays strong and confident. Thanks again for your wonderful advice.
    3579 days ago
  • v LOUANN22
    thanks for the comment on my blog :)
    3580 days ago
    Thank you so much for the sweet comment you left on my SparkPage! emoticon
    3581 days ago
  • v JUDITH316
    sending a hug your way, blessings on your day tomorrow!

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    3585 days ago
  • v LORETTA24
    Congratulations for being in the top five for our teams fitness minutes. Keep smiling sunshine.

    3587 days ago