Stephen March 23, 1991 - July 17,2010

My New Zealand trip, I actually traveled all the way there and back by myself.


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february 1, 2014
Time to start anew!!!!

Well trying this again...many changes this past year. Some not so good but working thru it all. I did get to see my oldest in new Zealand last February. Traveled there and back by myself. Took my youngest to live with another sister in Georgia and then drove home by myself. Finding I can make it by myself without relying on people. God is with me, even thru the trying times. Not only this past year did I have to bury one child, but the last of them have left home. Now it is just my husband and myself, and I refuse to be my husband's mother. There are still changes taking place but things will work out in the end. I am taking control of my life and with God's help will make it.

My exercise buddy moved far away from here, now I am desperate for a support system. I am still trying to exercise on my own. I don't expect to find an exercise buddy here, but a support group to help keep me motivated. Still trying to figure out a routine that works with my schedule. The only local gym just has old equipment and no fitness instructors. Gave up that, but did pick up an elliptical machine and the wii fit and Gold Gym for the wii. Now I have some variety, just need to figure out how much and when to do it.
My biggest weaknesses are fresh bread and candy. The bread especially is my downfall. My husband is the cook in the family, so I have little control over meal planning. He is finally getting his toes wet when it comes to eating healthier and exercising. Constantly encouraging him as he constantly encourages me to eat and take it easy. Love does crazy things.

mother of a long line of children(10) Making changes that are sticking. Excercising is becoming a part of my routine. Really wish yoga was introduced to me 15 years ago, it would have helped. But better late then never. Yoga really stretches out all your muscles. I also like pilates. All I knew back then was aerobics and crunches, and mind you fitting it in around the kids without them climbing all over me really didn't work out. Plus my living room was way to small for one person to work out let alone 5 of us or so. Trying to get my husband motivated to join me is the biggest challenge.

It has now been about 18 months and have struggled the past several unexpected move into a house that wasn't totally remodeled so had to finish what was begun, then moved. Kids had to make job changes and so did husband. Then a family emergency that totally changed all our lives. So slowly recovering and trying to get back to some semblance of normalcy. God willing.

Member Since: 1/6/2009

Fitness Minutes: 22,717

My Goals:
To be flexible again. To be able to do a yoga workout without having to stop. To encourage my husband to also try to get in shape.

20 minutes on the elliptical. goal met

Touch my toes. goal met

Supreme Abs pilates workout without stopping.

Holy Yoga dvd 3

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Yard work

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Mother of 10 (hence the long line of children)

Raised in the military and several of my children are now in the military.

Living in rural America, which still feels like a foreign country to me.

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Embrace the moments, life is fleeting.

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    Thinking of you-hope you are doing ok.
    2486 days ago
  • v SUNNY332
    So good to hear your day went well. Hang in there and know we will be here for you as the anniversary is drawing closer each day. I am amazed at your strength. I will be praying for you.

    Hugs, Sunny
    2507 days ago
    Good to see you on the Chit Chat thread of military Mamas and Papas! You have a fascinating story and are really inspirational in how you are working things and coming back around. Stay in touch! Nancy
    2523 days ago
    Hi! Stopping by to visit and say hi! I am also on the MIlitary Mamas and Papas Team. Have a great week.
    2530 days ago
  • v WYOBZM
    emoticon It's the weekend. I am home this weekend to get a handle on my garden. Time to start cleaning and prepping. Last night we hit 36 degrees.

    emoticon I am wishing all my friends four hours of time for themselves. If you had that four magical hours to do anything you want for yourself, how would you choose to use them? Let me know if you get a chance.

    emoticon An update on me. I am at my goal weight now and am struggling with how to keep it off FOREVER. I will be blogging on this subject over the next three months as I commit to a healthy lifestyle.
    2804 days ago
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