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Board Posts name is Sharon and I live in Central Florida. I have been with Spark People about seven years now. I've lost weight, gained weight, and keep coming back year after year. Spark People is my inspiration. I keep thinking that one of these days I will "get it" and I strive for it every January.

I have health issues that need to be dealt with and my stress level is very high which contributes to those above issues. This is the year that I plan to take care of me instead of always taking care of someone else. Let's see how will that work.

I will be turning 77 years old this year and hope for at least another five years or so. So many things left to do, but unable unless I get more fit. So, this time I mean it. I'm going to beat this battle of the bulge, track my food which really works for me, and gain as much support as I can from my Spark People friends. I may stumble along the way but I will get back up.

I will blog weekly and support others with their blogs and struggles. It's time to walk the walk instead of just talking the talk.

Member Since: 4/12/2006

Fitness Minutes: 2,243

My Goals:
My goal is ultimately to get healthy; one day at a time, one pound at a time. If I trip and stumble, I will get back up and start again.

My Program:
I will use SP as a food planner/tracker along with sensible eating. No more cheating or making bad choices. I'm going to start exercising with chair exercises to help with cardio and strengthening. I have to get this old bod moving.

I will track daily and blog once a week.

Personal Information:
I'm interested in many things. I love to pen pal and I write to 21 ladies all over the USA. I'm also Queen of a Red Hat Society chapter. I also enjoy counted x-stitching, ceramics, a little gardening, travel, reading, stage shows, and figure skating (watching it). I've lived in Montana, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Virginia, and now Florida. I've been married fourteen years to my old high school steady which has been a lot of fun. He's a great husband. We share six adult children, nine grandchildren, four great-granddaughters and recently our first great-grandson. We're both retired and living the good life.

Other Information:
I'm an author and just published my fourth novel which I wrote with my son. Something he wanted to do so we did it. "Cosgrove Cove" was published last December. My other books are "Detours of the Heart," "Stony Creek Diner," "A Time to Reboot," the second book in the Stony Creek Series, and I'm working on my fifth novel, "Reflections of the Heart," the sequel to "Detours." I've also written a few short stories; one published. I belong to a photographers club, book writing workshop, the Write Corner,The Florida's Writers Association, Romance Writers of America, Writers League of the Villages.

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    Hey! How are you and how are things in your life? I see you were here, not too long ago!

    442 days ago
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    It's great seeing you on SP again. Thanks for coming to my page. I may be looking good but I'm weighing more. I'm working on it again in 2019.
    898 days ago
    Thankyou for the welcome back and good wishes Sharon, I did go to your page before you answered but thought you weren't on any more.

    I've lost all my weight with Slimmimg World and follow their programme, it's very healthy, most foods are free with nothing to count or weigh, just managing carbs, sugars and fat and they give you the amount you can eat's the sitting about and not being able to exercise properly which gets to me but I must admit I had a very 'good' the two pound gain.

    My back is ongoing and should begin to feel a lot better after the next procedure, the strong painkillers relieve it a bit but not completely and I'm still waiting to hear about my foot.

    I was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes in October but I'm managing that really well and have it under control, I've had to adapt SW a little bit as I need more carbs than they allow but it should all work out fine. emoticon
    898 days ago

    Comment edited on: 1/7/2019 10:25:40 AM
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    Looking forward to the journey with you!
    907 days ago
    Hi Sharon,

    Sorry l've been a bit tardy in replying, l've been busy building up my walking and generally getting out and about bit.

    l'm officially PAIN FREE!!

    l really recommend you to go for the procedure, it's not painful, just a bit uncomfortable.
    You're not asleep so there's no recovery period from anaesthesia and the relief was almost instantaneous.
    l know everyone's different and it doesn't work for everyone but even if it hadn't worked l still think it would have been worth a try, do talk with your pain consultant and find out what it entails, l'm sure you'd benefit immensely. emoticon

    1302 days ago
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