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I had realized for quite a while, that I really needed to get serious about losing some weight. I didn't necessarily get short of breath when doing things, but my heartrate would rise quickly, even with just the work of vacuuming or some other daily activity. I didn't like it, and I knew it wasn't a good thing. When I came across the SparkPeople site, I found the incentive and motivation I needed to start this journey.
I've had some health scares this past year....a routine mammogram led to early detection of breast cancer. Having had surgery, I will be starting radiation treatments within the next few weeks. I am grateful for early detection, and that I won't be requiring chemo. I've already lost 10 lbs., and am hoping I won't be set back by any side effects from the treatment. Age-wise, I'm heading towards 50, and I want to be energetic, living life to the fullest. Working in the hospital, I come across some very "old" 50-year-olds, and some very "young" 90-year-olds. I want to be that vibrant 90-year-old, and I believe it starts now....with a healthy lifestyle and an enthusiasm and zest for life!

Member Since: 7/1/2008

Fitness Minutes: 13,945

My Goals:
1. To be in better shape...not get out of breath so easily with activities of daily living.
2. To look good, and feel great!
3.To have more energy.

My Program:
I'm starting very slowly....making sure that what I do, is workable for me over the long term. I'm starting with increasing my water intake to 8+ glasses a day, and increasing my intake of fruit and vegetables to 6-7 servings a day. I'm slowly being drawn into increasing my activity level.

Personal Information:
I'm 49 years old, a Reg. Nurse, working part time.
I have 3 young adult children, two of which are still in college, so we've got some revolving doors going around our place.
I live in Ontario, Canada

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    Welcome to Walk Away The Pounds Team. I am Sharon and glad to have you along. When you get a chance please visit the Walk Away the Pounds Birthday link and let us know when your birthday is. One thing we like to do is celebrate everyone's birthdays.

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    3069 days ago
    Hi there new Sparkie friend...thanks for stopping by my RAW/CLEAN eating diary blog. Hugs to your son on graduating...what a must be soooo proud! Thanks for your kind comments on my blog..I love feeling so much better and I love sharing it with all of my Spark friends! Stay tuned..there's always excitement in my world and I share it..the good the bad and the ugly...hey wasn't that a Clint Eastwood movie? Take care and have a stellar Sunday!
    3926 days ago
  • v DE-ANNA-
    I had a blast filming the walking DVD with Leslie Sansone- thanks for asking! She was super sweet and it was an amazing experience- it was so surreal- I couldn't believe I was really there! How is everything going with you? I hope all is well.

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    3932 days ago
  • v LYNDA202
    Hi, How's your week going??? Hope it's as productive as you wished. Just wanted you to know I was thinking of you.
    4050 days ago
  • v LYNDA202
    Thank you for the Fruit Smoothie and the comment on my page. What a nice thing to open up to. It definitely brightened me up on this dreary day!
    4068 days ago
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