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I hope to use this page to track my progress, posts some pictures, and hopefully see some results as I try to lose a little bit of weight.

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Member Since: 6/29/2006

Fitness Minutes: 36,742

My Goals:
I am working to lose some extra pounds I gained and exercise more. I had discovered a love for yoga. In the past, I trained to do some Olympic weightlifting, but had to quit for personal reasons. I still love strength training, only now I use the machines.

My Program:
I am a former Weight Watchers member, but due to some changes with my personal health, I am giving 100% to SparkPeople to help me reach my health and wellness goals.

Personal Information:
In 2009, after my divorce, I reached my goal weight though Weight Watchers. I was unemployed at the time, and once I started working again, I found a few of the pounds I lost. I try to be very active, and for a while, I was training in Olympic Weightlifting. I was diagnosed with ankylosing spondylitis in 2012, and at the doctor's recommendation, I no longer train in weight lifting. I try to find my activity in new ways, such as yoga, hiking, walking my dogs, and using the assisted weight machines at the gym.

Other Information:
In October 2005, my 25 year old sister died of non-smoking related lung cancer. She has a son who was only 4 1/2 month old at the time. I have a website in memory of my sister at:

Nothing new has been posted for a while, but the information is still there.

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    and to wish you a Happy New Year!!!
    2767 days ago
    Thaks for the friend add. I have not been active the past couple months - been six for the last 7 weeks and sprained my ankle pretty bad so I stopped all exercise but I am seeing the scale go up so I need to get back to it soon.
    2828 days ago
  • v BOOTS
    Thanks for the comment on my blog. I did decide to keep the spark tracker after all. I just got back from vacation and I was pleased to see it upload 10 days of data that it tracked while I was away from my computer. It feels good to get credit for all the walking I did and not have to enter it manually.
    2830 days ago
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    "Sometimes victory seems so far away because we measure it only by the goal. And end goals can seem overwhelmingly huge, daunting, and just plain hard to reach. But if we start measuring our victories by the smaller choices we make each day, victory won't seem so impossible.....
    It's amazing the chain reaction that can start in your life with just one good choice.
    Big things are built one brick at a time.
    Victories are achieved one choice at a time.
    A life well lived is chosen one day at a time.
    Oh sweet friend, you are closer than you think to victory!"
    -Lysa TerKeurst
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    Be your own hero, one choice and one step at a time! You might not see visible signs of progress right away, but as long as you keep doing your best, you will make progress and you will be victorious! I'm rooting for you! Remember, you're worth your best effort!
    2852 days ago
  • v TURTLE69
    Welcome to Challenged by Arthritis Team! emoticon Feel free to add me as a friend. If you need any support or just someone to talk with, give me a holler.


    2855 days ago
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