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I have come to the realization that I am redefining myself.

I can no longer define myself by my job because I lost that in January.

I can no longer define myself by my husband because I have done that in the past and I lost myself in the process.

I cannot tell you who I am yet because I don't know myself. Many people have told me I am strong. I don't feel strong. I have been through a lot and I am still going through some tough times. I refuse to give up. Times may be tough and life may be stressful but I will not give up!

I've been through a lot of changes in recent years...from losing all of my immediate family to losing my job and most recently dealing with a damaged marriage. I've made a decision to deal with life in a positive manner and avoid minimizing my emotions with food or alcohol.

Some days are easier than other days but the only way to approach life is ONE DAY AT A TIME! Today I am determined to participate in activities that improve my mind, body, and spirit.

Member Since: 10/1/2008

Fitness Minutes: 10,949

My Goals:
Long Term Goals:

Improved Health!
1. Loose 100 pounds
2. Increase strength
3. Improve cardio health
4. Manage Stress
5. Find Peace

Short Term Goals
1. Reach 240 by 4/1/15

My Program:
1. Spark Your Body Bootcamp program including 10-min cardio/strength routine per day plus 30-minutes of additional cardio
2. 8 cups water/day
3. Track food even if I eat what I shouldn't

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I am 60 years old and live in Indianapolis, Indiana (USA).

I have recently returned to Sparkpeople.

During the last year I have switched to a plant based food plan. I am rather dissappointed that Sparkpeople doesn't offer more for Vegans

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I'm an avid reader and my favorite authors right now are Charlaine Harris (the Sookie Stackhouse series), Joseph Wambaugh, and Dean Koonz.

I also like the Twilight series, both books and movies, TrueBlood (HBO), Dexter and Nurse Jackie (Showtime) and American Idol, Law & Order, & the Home & Garden network.

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    Hi Pat! Several things complicated life at once and I forgot I even had a Spark People Bog until FB gave me a memory of when I shared it. Spark People has encouraged me several times, and I hope you are finding ways to keep it positive still. :-)
    81 days ago
    It’s been more than a year since you read my blog entry, “Beauty Comes in All Shapes and Sizes, Not Just Size 5”…I hope that the last year has brought you happiness and success in life. But above all, I hope that you have remembered how beautiful you are!
    2441 days ago
    emoticon Happy Birthday :)
    2546 days ago
    It's "Spinning through SPARK" Saturday on the ((((Sending SKINNY Vibes!)))) Team!


    I’m spinning my way through some SparkPages today. I stopped to Hi and see how YOUR RIDE was going.

    Happy trails to you and keep on ROLLING with one small change at a time! You can do it!!

    ((((Sending SKINNY Vibes!))))

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    2839 days ago
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    Hi Pat! I haven't been on Spark too much the past two months because I've been visiting family in NY. I just got back a couple of days ago and wanted to check in on you.

    I see your moving! I pray all will go well with the move and this change will bring about many positive changes.

    I came home from vacation with a new life motto, "Why worry, just worship." I sure need that motto--sometimes things don't change, but God does a great work inside us! Keep your eyes on the prize...and keep us posted on you new adventure in life.
    2849 days ago
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