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Hi everyone,

I have fought this battle all of my life and I have to get a handle on it or health issues will only continue to worsen.

I am a widow who presently lives in sunny Arizona. I am a transplant from the Chicago area where I left behind 3 of my children and 9 grandchildren. It is hard being so far away from them, but the climate is so much better for my health here.

I love the craft (all kinds), do beading, scrapbooking, and many needlecrafts.

I am a computer junkie.

I hope by rejoining SP that I can get a handle on my weight problem. I am not looking to lose all my weight fast, just slowly and keep it off. I am the worlds champion yo-yo dieter.

Member Since: 3/27/2008

Fitness Minutes: 34,685

My Goals:
I plan on keeping a journal. For me that is the only thing that works. If I try to remember at the end of the day, you would think I was skinny because by then I didn't seem to eat much. I keep my computer on and will be adding it to my computer each and every time I eat anything. And I mean anything.

My Program:
My program is to take one day at a time. I have been dieting for over 50 years and have been up and down so many times that the yo-yo's string broke a few times. Now is is one day at a time. Period.

Personal Information:
I was born and raised in Pittsburgh. At age 30 along with my husband and 4 children we moved to the Chicago area where we lived in the South Suburbs. In 1999 we moved to our retirement home in Arizona.

Although I miss my 9 grandchildren in the Chicago area so very much, I also love my new life style.

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  • v MIKEEO
    Thanks for friending me Sweet Sherry, but you know you've always been my friend since we first met and now it's "official".

    Of course, anything I can do, please don't hesitate to ask.

    It's just so good to see you on the boards regularly again.

    Your SparkBud forever and ever, Mike O.
    4680 days ago
    Hey, Sherry, nice to "meet" you here. I joined awhile ago and just recently joined the 100 to lose team. It's a great team. I grew up near Pgh and moved to the Boulder, CO area and then WA state and Whidbey Island. Our DD lives in Abbuquerque, so get near Arizona a couple times a year. Quite a change from Chicago. We did live there for a year after we graduated from college.........many years ago.
    Good luck on this journey we are on. I've been off and on it for at least 50 years too.......
    4682 days ago
    Welcome back Sherry. We missed you.
    4682 days ago
    Hello and welcome to,

    I'm pretty new at this myself, but wanted to let you know that it's o.k. to just jump right in and play. It's how I have been learning my way around. So far I have encountered only splendid, encouraging and helpful people. Stop by and say hello or ask a question anytime.

    It's Spark Time!
    4684 days ago
  • v -SHAWN-
    Welcome to SparkPeople!

    I started last June and by using Spark and some self discovery in the process, I'm down 25 pounds, and am holding steady at a healthy weight. Spark is a massive site, you will be discovering new and exciting things for at least two months! Good luck and enjoy this invigorating new healthy lifestyle.

    Team Leader, aka Village Idiot of:

    Opening Pandora's Box ~
    Read "What This Team is About and How it Came to Be" to see what it's about, you will be pleasantly surprised. Hope to see you there!

    * Diet is a dirty word. Every time I hear it, I wash my mouth out with chocolate!
    4684 days ago
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