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Took my first step toward a healthier life on January 12, 2012. I am currently living in Western Pennsylvania. In the summer, I am an avid gardener, and grow and preserve much of our own food. A retired floral designer, I also love creative pursuits of all kinds; knitting, crochet, painting, and of course flowers. I live with my Dear Husband and miniature poodle, and have a disabled adopted daughter who spends much time with us. God is good, and I am grateful for His provision and care over our lives.

Member Since: 1/11/2012

Fitness Minutes: 1,051

My Goals:
With 100 pounds to lose, I am in this for the long haul. My short-term goal is 10% of my body weight. I want to get to where I can exercise more. I have severe osteoarthritis, and have had numerous joint replacements and back surgery. Since the back surgery a year ago, I have had difficulty regaining my stamina and "get up and go". I hope to find it again. My husband is a newly-diagnosed diabetic, and I am borderline. I hope to avoid that diagnosis myself, and to help my husband eat a healthy diet.

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I am following the SP recommendations for calorie intake and carb, protien and fat levels, as well as water. I track my food, journal daily, and take part in team discussions and try to be an encouragement to the community here.

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From Western Pennsylvania, I am married with poodle. We have three sons, an "adopted" adult daughter with disabilities, and three grandsons.With the exception of DD, the kids are spread down the east coast, so we do a fiar bit of travel to see them. We are active in our church and community, and hope to be a blessing to those who know us.

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    Hi! Just a shout out to congratulate you!
    You are the recipient of the Beautiful Woman Award!!
    "Once you've been given this award, you have to paste it on the page of 8 women who deserve it. If you receive more than 3, you know you're really beautiful! If you break the chain, nothing will happen, but it's always good to know someone thinks you're beautiful inside and out!"

    2250 days ago
  • v MARILYNS70
    I would like to invite you to a new group I have just started up called
    Living a Healthier Lifestyle.

    You can reach this group by coming to my sparkpage and clicking onto the icon of a pair of hands with a dove in them.

    As I have mentioned, it is a brand new group and as I have over 100+ pounds to lose I thought you might be interested.
    2260 days ago
    All you need is Love ... ღ*:•.•:*ღ*:•.•:*ღ

    "What the heart gives away is never gone ... It is kept in the hearts of others."

    "Life is a journey, and love is what makes that journey worthwhile."

    " As the ocean is never full of water, so is the heart never full of love."

    "Of all the music that reached farthest into heaven, it is the beating of a loving heart."

    What I love about you, is your compassionate, friendly, supportive nature! Keep up the good work and have a wonderful Valentine’s Day.

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    2260 days ago
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    2265 days ago
    __(¯`v´¯)⊰⊱ I am honored to be included
    _(¯`(♥)´¯)⊰⊱in your circle of friends!
    __(_.^._)⊰⊱I also added you!

    ps We could be twins. Our aim on here is SNAP! Good luck ... well, with comitment, good choices, water and moving that booty, you ARE shrinking, 24 7!!! YOU can!!!

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    2265 days ago
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