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My only granddaughter

2011 at he Charleston Tea Plantation

Don't remember where they got their faces painted but the lady did an awesome job!


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I've known for some time that I need to change my lifestyle as far as eating and exercising but getting motivated is another story entirely. My whole family is overweight. I live with my daughter and her family and she does all the cooking mostly because I don't want to. We're always talking about how we need to do something and then that's where it ends. Hopefully my joining this site will "spark" something here and I can in turn motivate the rest of my family.

Need to update here. If you read my blogs, you will find out I had a heart attack in April and had a cardiac cath with stents placed. It was a scary time and still is somewhat but I'm doing cardiac rehab now. Hopefully, I will continue with all the exercises and walking after the rehab is done. Before I was walking but not that regular and I never exercised. Definitely I need to get back to eating right for I had got way off track with that. I want to lose another 50 to55 lbs, soooo, here goes!

Member Since: 9/22/2009

Fitness Minutes: 11,042

My Goals:
1. Walk at least 5 days
a week.
2. Strength train 3
days a week.
3. Eat lower fat, lower
cholesterol meals.
4. Drink at least 64 oz.
of water every day.
5. Read a motivational
quote at least once a
6. Connect with Spark
friends at least 2 - 3
times a week.
7. Journal or blog at
least once a week.
8. Be positive :)

My Program:
I'm charting what I eat on the nutritional tracker.
I'm trying to incorporate more exercises into my daily routine and tracking that as well.
Talk to my SparkTeams everyday. Read my goals everyday!

Personal Information:
From Charleston area of South Carolina, but have only been here for 3 years. Originally from Washington, PA, then moved to Maryland and lived there for 28 years. It's a lovely state! I moved here to be with my adult children and my grandchildren (5 in all).

Other Information:
Love to read christian romance novels, especially historical ones.
Used to love to hike and hope to get back into doing that.
I like to crochet and want to learn to quilt.
I love the outdoors, so on nice days, I love to go walking, especially if I have a walking partner.

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    Thanks for your message!! I would love to write on regular email. Laura and I and Julie/Eternal minded are still on CL but don't post regular. The team has changed and is down in the mouth often which is sad!!

    I have gotten a new puppy. He is 8 weeks old now. Keeps me busy!!! So that is why my profile pic has changed from the flowers. ;-)

    Hugs and hope to hear from you! my regular email will come from 6Texans.net
    1475 days ago
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    emoticon you need the mat for all the rain you have been having of late. The sun has been shining. the last few days, we are looking at records.(TV NEWS) in Oregon. Healthy hearts has lots of additional information. for those of us that want the same information said in different words . Sometimes it is another team member figuring out what you were working on. emoticon emoticon for joining us.
    1711 days ago

    Comment edited on: 10/20/2013 11:25:26 PM
  • v HISOWN1
    thanks melody

    How are you feeling?
    1720 days ago
  • v HISOWN1
    thanks for your comments on my blogs

    have not been blogging as much but am sparking

    HUGS to you

    1938 days ago
    WELCOME our new team leader! ...and thanks for asking about the surgery. It is certainly making change slow down in my life. I had decompression surgery between L4-L5 and bone fusion on those same vertebrae from my own hip. I'm to take short 5-10 minute walks 3x each day and not allowed to follow my normal Diet Program (Ideal Protein) at this time as it is a ketosis diet and therefore obviously not conducive to best healing. Wednesday will mark 4 weeks YAHOO! And the pain level is becoming less debilitating. The incision is about 10" and dang the doc says all that added metal for the surgery weighs significantly less than 1 lb! Then why have I gained 3 I ask. I am LOLing even as I say those words. I only missed one Thursday (I was still in the hospital) in leading a Bible study on the Gospel of John from this process. I stand pain free for about 2 hours but Fridays I spend most of my day just resting. Smile. ...and that's what happens when you ask me a question - I was nicknamed Chatty Kathy as soon as that doll hit the market. Go finger! Smile.
    2071 days ago
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