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Hi! The most pictures you see on this page are several years old (I did update my profile picture 1/16/2109). I don't have any recent pictures to post because I am having trouble facing the fact that I gained 63 pounds over the past five years. It's a long story that I don't care to relate here, but anyway...What I do want to relate is that I'm now in a better place and I am eager to get healthy and have more fun again! Gaining 63 pounds was easy--but it was not fun. And it left me with a lot of regret. But it did also leave me with lots of new knowledge about myself--how I feel about myself, my life, my needs and desires. I no longer have the need to be 'skinny,' for one thing. I'll be 60 years old in February 2019. Being a twig is the furthest thing from my mind now! I want to be fit, strong, and healthy. Period! And--I just want to live a healthy lifestyle--not a temporary, lose-20-pounds-in-a-month lifestyle. My health is a long-term, lifetime investment!

Member Since: 7/5/2006

Fitness Minutes: 71,342

My Goals:
Ditching my old, unhealthy habits and replacing them with healthy ones.
Becoming stronger, both physically and mentally.
Learning how to blog and actually sticking with it!

My Program:
Following a balanced nutrition plan and tracking calories and macros.
Exercise: I am currently in physical therapy and am limited as to what I can do right now, but I hope to soon be on the road to recovery. I want to get strong! (or as strong as my limitations will allow). Update (1/16/2019): I'm starting to recover with daily exercise and trying to get at least 6500 steps per day.

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    thank you for your message on my page, I will stop by and leave a message on the chat boards
    2494 days ago
  • v PENUMBRA52
    I read your blog recently it sounded quite a lot like what I have been feeling lately and I wanted to express my sincerest wishes that it all goes well for you.

    I thought I would let you know that we seem to have a few bits in common after looking at your SP page. I too enjoy Jane Austen, also to share I prefer the 1995 production of Persuasion over all others, and the 1990s version of Pride and Prejudice (with Collin Firth).

    I too used to live in Illinois and I miss the mid-west terribly.

    2606 days ago
    just wanted to wish you a Happy Thanksgiving! emoticon

    I hope all is well on your end,
    take care and enjoy the holidays!

    Val emoticon
    2816 days ago
  • v TAFODIL24
    emoticon to A Better Team, Donna! I look forward to seeing you on the boards. Right now, check out the Biggest Looser 7 Week Bootcamp Challenge thread that Trainer T put together. She keeps adding fun to the routine. It's easy to join in at any time and just do what you can. There are several other threads such as November Abs Challenge, Push up Challenge, etc. Just hop on in and join the fun! We are here to motivate each other to be the best we can to achieve our goals.
    Welcome again, Donna!

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    4272 days ago
  • v KSPILLS713
    I have SO wondered what happened to you! I've been trying to touch base with some of the WSIL 3 folks who inspired me when I first joined the team at the beginning of the year. We have lots of new people joining, but they aren't experiencing the interaction and support that we once had. I remembered how you used to join in, and just wanted to stop by and tell you how much I miss that!

    At any rate, hope all is well with you. Just wanted you to know that you were thought of today!

    4388 days ago
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