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Hello, my name is Lisa I am 36 years old and mom to four wonderful children. As of 2/2/08 my entire world fell apart when my husband passed away from lung cancer less than a week after his diagnosis. The past 2 years have been a struggle/journey for all of us and nagging at the back of my mind is the promise that my husband and made to each other when we were waiting for the results of his biopsy to come in, when we were both hoping that he would be ok. We promised each other that no matter what we would get healthy, he would quit smoking and I would lose weight and we would both take our health seriously. Well, he is no longer here but I know that I need to keep my promise to him because I am all that my kids have. So I am hoping that finding community support here will help me lose weight and at the same time give me a place to be to make friends so that I don't feel so alone.

Member Since: 8/31/2008

Fitness Minutes: 1,160

My Goals:
Short Term Goal: lose 10% of my weight

Long Term Goal: Lose 100 lbs

Lose first 10% - reward: new workout outfit & shoes

Total loss of 25lbs -
reward: 2 new books, 1 motivational and 1 just for fun

Total loss of 50lbs - reward: membership to gym/club

Total loss of 75lbs - reward: day of pampering, hair, pedicure, massage, etc...

Total loss of 100lbs GOAL! - reward: weekend away by myself to reflect & re-evaluate goals...also a tattoo!

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I live in Fargo, North Dakota, I do home daycare, I have four kids, 3 are still at home - ages:15, 10 & 5. My oldest is 18 and is at her first year of college.

I am going on 2 years as a widow, I am still working through the loss of his death as well as through other grief of things I found out about him after he died. In many ways the first year after his death I was mourning the loss of him and the second year I was mourning the loss of my marriage as I knew it. I find myself facing the third year after his death and I am really hoping to be done grieving and finally be at the stage of moving on.

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I am still not sure what kind of music I enjoy, I used to hate country and then find myself listening to it quite a bit but it seemed to make me more sad and since I must be in what they call the "anger" stage of grieving I find myself leaning towards heavy metal/hard rock.

I spend way too much time on this computer, I like to garden in theory but I'm not too good at it, I also enjoy taking pictures, watching movies and spending time with my family.

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