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April 2013. The end of a long day.

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July 3, 2013. With my BFF SparkBuddie, my daughter.

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I am 73 years old now. I've been on Spark since September of 2012 and I'm still fighting the battle of the bulge. These last 2-1/2 years have been tough. My husband had back surgery - then cancer that went into remission - then shoulder surgery - and now cancer again. Somewhere in there we also had 4 deaths in the family. My life has turned into one big care-taking project and I have gained 25+ pounds. Surgery a couple years ago seems to have derailed my body's ability to lose weight. SparkPeople has been my lifeline to sanity, connecting me to wonderful people who have supported me through these difficult times. I also know where to find help and encouragement towards renewing my self-care efforts. So having just had a birthday, I'm still here, still trying to stay healthy. Maybe this will be the year of a successful breakthrough.

Member Since: 9/12/2012

Fitness Minutes: 39,431

My Goals:
My goals are simple: get my weight down about 25 more pounds and my clothes down about 2 clothing sizes. My A1C has crept up into the early diabetic range and getting that down has to take top priority.

My Program:
I will continue to get onto SP everyday and to track my calories when I do. Exercise will come when I can find time.

Personal Information:
I have transitioned from the paid workforce to retired status and look forward to discovering new places and creating new friendships.

Other Information:
I am deeply immersed in a wide variety of metaphysical activities. I welcome correspondence with those who share this journey.

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    yay astrology conference! emoticon cool it's only 125 miles away! enjoy your time Carol, safe travels!

    This year's Oracle conference is in San Diego on June 6th, and yep, I'm going! flying though---cashed in all my bonus miles. Next year, who knows? emoticon

    1 day ago
  • v SALLY5577
    Thank you for the comment on my blog :)
    4 days ago
  • v SALLY5577
    Thank you for your encouragement on my blog. I do appreciate the kind thoughts. You're a very considerate lady.
    5 days ago
    Forgot to say Happy Birthday. Hope it was a good one.
    17 days ago

    Comment edited on: 5/6/2019 3:38:31 AM
    Hi Carol, Thanks for letting me know about our Spark Team for those joining Sept. 5-12/2012. I probably would have noticed it this morning when I logged on. I know it was here this afternoon when I was looking at my Spark Page. Not sure why. We have a lot of members still active that joined when we did. But at least we are still here. We haven't disappeared yet. Happy belated Birthday. Hope it was just what you needed to ease your soul and make you smile. Hugs.
    17 days ago

    Comment edited on: 5/6/2019 3:40:05 AM
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