My name, Coolmerlin, originates from my beloved big black cat named Merlin who is such a cool, smart, mischievous guy! I guess that I am known for being the "Pollyanna". I try to look for the silver lining in every cloud. I was a normal weight most of my life until I became disabled. For the last 10 years, I have fought to lose the extra weight and lost 20 pounds. I am happy to have found SparkPeople so that I may have positive support in losing this next 46 pounds and meeting new friends.
Even though life has been very tough for me, I will never give up and I will never surrender. If I can't knock down the wall, I will find a way around or through it somehow!
1] To become a healthy weight for my size and age.
2] To strengthen my muscles.
3] To increase my flexibility.
4] To increase my aerobic fitness.
5] To write novels and become published.
Because of my numerous disabling factors, needless to say, I have had to start off very slowly with a simple yoga DVD, as well as using a stationary bike, and some strengthening with light weight dumbbells. This was going along quite smoothly until I damaged my leg during my yoga routine. It was down hill from there. I haven't been able to do anything for the last year. Now, I am doing physio and therapeutic massage, which is helping and I am hopeful that I will be able to continue from here and move forward.
I am 64 and I live with my husband and 3 rescue cats, in a small city, in Manitoba, Canada. I was a normal weight most of my life until I became disabled in 1994. I couldn`t even walk 50 meters, hence the weight gain. Now I can walk better, but exercise is a fight, because my muscles don`t want to remember what I have done previously. Our youngest daughter passed away suddenly 3 years ago and that has made it even harder, but our oldest daughter has found a wonderful man, married him, and they have had our first grandson and are now expecting a second child! Our grandson is such a beautiful guy and loads of fun! I didn't think I would enjoy grandchildren this much!
"Never give up, Never Surrender"
"Success means getting up one more time than you fall"
Thor, The Avengers, Ironman, Pollyanna, Avatar, Big Trouble, Pirates of the Caribbean, Sherlock Holmes, Wall.E, Star Wars, and Stardust
I love reading mysteries, like Sherlock Holmes or Agatha Christie. I do a lot of crocheting and knitting. I enjoy doing my Yoga DVDs and I have taken some Tai Chi. I am a computer nerd and love scientific stuff. I also love writing and plan to start writing a novel soon.
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