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My name is Sheila and I moved to Texas with my husband, Fred, my son Jeff and our dog, Max. I am a 70 something who has survived a major move to the DFW Metroplex area from Virginia. We moved here to take care of my 98 yr. old Dad. I've had some health issues and medication that took me far from my goals -- and I have neglected exercise for a while. Since I am at my all time highest weight I have decided to change my priorities and yes -- start over. So here goes.

Member Since: 4/26/2013

Fitness Minutes: 11,809

My Goals:
My goal is to lose 26 lbs., live a more active lifestyle and & be able to wear a size 10!
Lose 2 lbs. per week until I reach my goal
Maintain a healthy weight and more active lifestyle.

My Program:
My plan is to do the following:

Record all food & exercise with Spark People Trackers.
Do 30 minutes of cardio 5 days per week.

Personal Information:
I live in a rural community northwest of Ft. Worth. I oversee the care of my 98yr. old father who lives in Assisted Living here in Texas about an hour away. I have a grown son who lives with us and a daughter back in Virginia and 3 grandchildren. One in college, one in high school and one in Nursery School. I miss them terribly and I spend my time commuting and caring for Dad and painting and restoring furniture. I need to do more exercise and take much better care of myself.

Other Information:
Bucket List: (This list will change as we go along. it is a work in progress.)

Achieve my goal weight
Achieve a more fit body
Complete writing my cookbook
Get better at my hobby of refinishing furniture
Have a home in a warm climate near the shore
Travel to Florida's West Coast, Ireland &the Canadian Northwest

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    Looking forward to the journey with you!
    862 days ago
    I was addicted to yard sales years ago. A friend and I would map out our strategy and route. We loved it. I still get excited thinking about it! LOL. I quit as I don't need any more stuff.
    1216 days ago
    I'm doing okay. I have eaten on plan since the 1st and feel like I am probably losing weight. I'm not a slave to the scale though. I go by how my clothes fit and how I feel and there is a small improvement. I'm also glad that Christmas is over. We don't have any family so we don't do much with it. I'm hoping my R.A. flare will be completely gone and that I will be able to get back to doing more exercise again. I also would like to lose some weight and keep it off. I don't want to yoyo any more. I want to start getting rid of things around here. Tons of things - down sizing. I want to save money. Eliminate waste. Keep reading.
    1218 days ago
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    Thank you so much for the goodie! I'm feeling better. Right now I'm dealing with replacing the furnace!
    1269 days ago
    I'm thinking I may get my next computer from Best Buy. I hope nothing is seriously wrong with yours. I am eating better and seem to be improving some. I hope it continues.
    1299 days ago
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