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Hi There;
I MAY not have a LOT to lose, but the fight to lose is the same. No matter what weight, it's not easy to get where you'd like to be - or even feeling more fit & healthy. I'm never giving up the fight; I was at goal once & will do this again; it just takes more due to some impairments now.

Member Since: 5/18/2009

Fitness Minutes: 35

My Goals:
I'm STARTING OVER EVERYONE!!!!!!!! Too many gains and not enough losses.....I am looking to get back to a fairly good weight where I feel better. My 'imperfections' are always going to be there, but at least they'd be "smaller"!

ALSO hoping to get this page figured out; today's the first day I have actually SEEN this!

My Program:
I'm currently about setting up my goals page; still learning the ropes.
I want to do some "light" forms of exercise as I have some permanent injuries to deal with.
Also, since I don't count calories I need to be able to enter my foods & let the system count them for me....Then again; I truly know nil about 'exchanges', carbs, proteins, etc.
If ANYONE can help in that area, feel free.

Personal Information:
I'm 56 years old and married for 36 1/2 yrs. Have a 35 year old son who married about 1 1/2 yrs. ago. My daughter-in-law's a real sweetheart. Have 3 'grandcats'........
Currently work part time in a very small machine shop. I am the quality control person, as well as secondary worker, parts cleaner, etc. have been employed there since my sone was in middle school.
In 2003 I was in a car accident; having been hit by a semi. I had just undone my seatbelt as we were nearing the driveway; bad move & lesson well-learned. After time being poked, prodded, and tested, and hours with a maxillofacial/dental surgeon (The BEST ever, in my opinion!), I was sent home to recover. I ended up with a heel/ankle fracture; common in car accidents I'm told. That was extensive enough to be a permanent problem; hence part time work. Laid up 9 months recovering. But - unlike many who meet up with a semi, I made it through. Hit us head on, or as close as it gets; and husband SHOULD have been hurt the

Other Information:
I LOVE to read just about any romances, but favor Danielle Steel. And like autobiographies and some mystery stories.
Am way into (or was when our cable system carried it) COURT/TRU TV shows; always enjoyed watching them figure those cases out. Now I enjoy "Next Top Model", most shows on TLC like 18 & counting (?) , Trauma Life in the ER, and any of the weight themed ones. The rest is just far too "copycat" for me.

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    3817 days ago
  • v KV711LAW
    emoticon Friend!

    Saw Your Post On Your QuickFire Challenge!

    Remember the solutions, are clear and simple:
    Focus, prioritize, get support, be accountable, be patient, plan, balance, personalize and believe in yourself!

    Train hard & Expect success, those are the reasons that we are here and enjoy this team!!

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    3928 days ago
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    Hi Friend!

    Great SparkPage!

    Stopping by to WELCOME you to Your Quickfire Challenge Team and to Congratulate you for adding One more tool to your belt!

    You have chosen to be part of a New and Radically different SparkPeople Team Approach. So happy to have you part of this Special Fitness Team to help You Achieve Your Goals!

    Please check in daily for your "Quickfire Challenge Of The Day" found on the QFC Team Front Page under "QuickFire Challenge Of The Day Forum" - listed by date. When you get time, please review the "General Team Discussion Forum." Also, check in on the Announcement Tab for all New and Relevant Team Information.

    Have a GREAT journey... and remember to eliminate excuses that keep you from attaining your goals and you WILL get there, One QuickFire Challenge A Day.

    Keep Sparking! =0) Kelli, Wendy and Mic!

    Nike ~
    "If you went running when you first started thinking about it, you'd be back by now."

    "Others aren't staring at you. They're thinking how they should be running, too."

    "Someone who is busier than you is running right now."

    "The road to hell is paved with couches."

    "It's easier to sleep than run. That's why sleeping isn't an Olympic sport."

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    3928 days ago
    Welcome to the EE team!!

    I’ve belonged to a lot of teams here on spark-- i really do believe that the Emotional Eaters team is one of the very best, it’s a great group of people- very supportive and encouraging-- and it is very refreshing to talk with people who "get" what you're going through!!

    Check out the main page of the EE team- there are “stickied” topics you may be interested in to get involved- a buddy thread, a place to introduce yourself, weigh-in challenge, a birthday post.

    Spark has a lot of great tools, and you will learn which ones work best for you. The best tools are the people tho, always willing to lend a hand, an ear, or a shoulder. I’ve been here for over a year now, and I still am overwhelmed, every day, by the kindness and goodness of others on this team!! That has made a world of difference for me. I hope you have the same success!

    ~~best of luck to you on all of your goals!!!
    3929 days ago
  • v LINDA!
    Welcome to the Emotional Eaters team.

    3929 days ago
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