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I made it to the finish line (even with up to 20 mph winds)!




My two granddaughters hamming it up in the kitchen




My big sister and I trying to take a selfie on our girl's weekend at Holden Beach.


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New Year, New Start (AGAIN)! Time to re-adjust my sails once again.
When I joined Sparks 7 years ago, I was a broken person...both mentally and physically. The support of the wonderful people I met here helped me to heal. I lost weight and gained my confidence again.
Then my life not only got upside down, but sideways and has been a whirling ever since. It has taken me a long time to come to grips with all these ever evolving changes. Just when I get confident in my job, it gets changed again. Since coming to my job in Ohio, I have held 3 positions, and changed teams 5 times.
Friday I start on a new team yet again. All new employees to try and figure out and motivate. It is hard to work on myself when I am constantly having to work on others....but I am still trying. I turn 60 in September of this year and I want to meet the new decade in better shape than I am now.


Member Since: 7/11/2008

Fitness Minutes: 100,370

My Goals:
I joined SP in July, 2008, lost 46 lbs. and was doing a good job of keeping it off...until May of 2010. That is when my world as I knew it ceased to be. In just two short months I had to change jobs (after 30 years), change states (after 53 years) and leave all my family behind. I put back on 20+ of those hard fought lbs. I am trying to get a handle on my eating (and my attitude) once again. I want to lose this "Ohio" weight, I just need to find my motivation again.


My Program:
I have started back on a low carb diet and I am getting back to tracking my food and get my 8+ glasses of water a day. I plan to ride my bike as much as I can as soon as the weather allows. I also am going to an arthritis water exercise class. I have a Jawbone UP2 that I am using to track my steps and I am working up to 10000 steps a day.



Personal Information:
I am from a small town in the mountains of VA. I am 55 years young. I have two grown children, two beautiful granddaughters, one 4 years old and the other almost 12 years old. After working at the same place for almost 30 years, I had to transfer to keep my job. I had to move to another state after living in the same county for 53 years. It has been a tough 5 years for me (with 3 more to go until retirement), but I am a survivor and I will make it.


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I love to ride my bicycle, go to the beach, and play with my granddaughters as much as possible. I especially like it when I can do all three at the same time!
I love reading good mysteries, watching British mystery shows, and listening to good rock music...old or new.




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  • v MILLYMOUSE1
    Thank you for reading and leaving a comment on my blog, this MSG should be banned and I can't understand why the powers that be don't make it illegal to add to food

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    1053 days ago
  • v CIRANDELLA
    Tanks o' thanks, wonderful Buckeye, for welcoming me to the 50+ team! And congratulations on your athletic endeavors - you are a real role model for us! - Susan emoticon
    1126 days ago
  • v DUTCH1811
    BEAUTIFUL WOMAN AWARD"

    Hi! Just a shout out to congratulate you!

    You are the recipient of the Beautiful Woman Award!!

    "Once you've been given this award, you have to paste it on the page of 8 women who deserve it. If you receive more than 3, you know you're really beautiful! If you break the chain, nothing will happen, but it's always good to know someone thinks you're beautiful inside and out!"

    Again, Congratulations Beautiful!

    Thanks for spreading a little beauty, love, friendship, and support into my life!
    1139 days ago
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    1174 days ago
  • v FLASUN
    emoticon Terrie for my Birthday Wishes! Had a wonderful Day!! Glad to hear you got your move all finished. good luck on finding your rugs!! emoticon Love ya Too!!!! emoticon
    1190 days ago
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