DBEAU57   13,222
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Me at 180 lbs., my heaviest. And you can easily see why!





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My daddy at 19. Died at 35.



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I am a retired elementary teacher who LOVES to read. I have loved reading since I first learned how. I also love playing with my grandchildren and watching them grow. I'm married to my high school sweetheart and we have been together for 40 years now. I have 3 adult children, 2 girls and 1 boy. They have given me 7 delightful grands!

I'm learning to garden and trying to reteach myself to play piano. I do volunteer work at the local arts and cultural center and I tutor ...
I am a retired elementary teacher who LOVES to read. I have loved reading since I first learned how. I also love playing with my grandchildren and watching them grow. I'm married to my high school sweetheart and we have been together for 40 years now. I have 3 adult children, 2 girls and 1 boy. They have given me 7 delightful grands!

I'm learning to garden and trying to reteach myself to play piano. I do volunteer work at the local arts and cultural center and I tutor students struggling with math.

I live on the beautiful Mississippi Gulf Coast where we have short, mild winters (usually) and long, hot, and humid summers (always). It's gorgeous here, but we do have our drawbacks. We are plagued by gnats every spring and fall! Those nasty little bite-ums!
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Member Since: 9/19/2013

SparkPoints: 13,222

Fitness Minutes: 5,159

My Goals:
Spring 5% Challenge Exercise Commitment:
Strength Training at gym Mon/Wed/Fri 45 minutes
Cardio Walk, Mon-Fri 30 minutes

Spring 5% Challenge Diet Commitment:
72 non-alcoholic fluid ounces daily
3 f/v daily
1 smoothie-only day per week
Stay within 800-1200 calories daily

My Program:
Try incorporating more Phase 1 and 2 South Beach meals into my eating plan.



Personal Information:
I love to read. My favorite genres are fantasy, science fiction, and humor. I also like gardening, but I'm not very good at it yet. I would like to start playing piano again and sewing, but I'm not there yet.

Other Information:
I have a picture of my daddy on my nightstand and I talk to him every day.

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1HAPPYSPIRIT
4/14/2014 10:47:11 AM

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Get back into your skinny jeans---

You've got them....
....we all do!

That pair of "skinny" jeans tucked away at the bottom of a dresser drawer. You hang on to them because you're determined to someday wear that slim pair of pants again!

Focus on your fitness and nutrition this week so you can be wearing those "skinny" jeans!! emoticon

Wishing you a very healthy and happy week ahead!!!

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DIANEDOESSMILES
4/11/2014 9:36:08 PM

HI Donna,, I HAD to do it,, I WAS ALWAYS on the scale,, and if it wasn't "going down" which it'd do by ozs,, MAYBE I was giving myself the BULLY SELF FOR SURE !!!! I was saying things to MY OWN SELF that I'd NEVER SAY to the kids,,, I NEED to be as LOVING AND KIND to myself as I am the kids. :) They have taught me soo much by this.

Yrs ago,, I was very suicidal,,, I made MANY Attempts,, even being in a coma,, heart stopped working,, they DID pronounce my death !! But, than realized I was STILL BARELY alive. I spent a week in the hosp trying to recover from that,, and than more time at home. So yeah,, I can NOT AND WILL NOT go back to "hating myself" all cos I can't seem to lose weight !! I NEED to ACCEPT it, as it is,, and just SMILE and LOVE how much healtiier I am ,, and to NOT become DISCOURAGED by doing this,,,, and accept it,, my family on my Moms side has ALWAYS been HUGE !! My Gram we used to joke was as wide as she was tall,,, and my Mom was "always" on a "diet" and hardly ENJOYED LIFE,,, that's OT for me,,,, I LOVE LIFE and all it brings,,, so WHY be ANGRY over something that's simply beyond my own control?

SO yeah,, now ya know. I need to go out and buy some clothes that DO FIT me as I am,, and to STOP "WISHING" I was smaller,,, and I LOVE to shop,, so I will. I HATE the Name of the size of what I am in now,, a 24 pants,, an 1x in shirts,,, but !!!!! the "SIZE" does NOT determine me,,, I DO !! I AM in TOTAL control of happiness,,, so that's why I've gone into maint,, though SOM amy think "but, she's still so BIG" !! And I am AOLSO facing prob in the next 3 to 5 weeks,, yet,, surg 18 in feet,,, and all of that takes it TOLL on me. Its just a matter of yrs,, and it'll be also be another surg on my throat,,, which will be #4,,, I keep going thru that also. So all in all I've had 23 surgs. NOT COOL MAN !!! I LOVE to play when these have me FLAT DOWN and OUT.

Today was a LOVELY DAY OUT !! We hit around 60,,,,, and I SO BADLY wanted to go out,, and my feet are hurting me sooo badly and my lf foot is wickly swollen,,,, so I hopped into my power chair,,, and I LOVed IT !! WOOHOOOO



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ALLNEWMAC2014
4/11/2014 2:03:17 PM

Have a wonderful time in Virginia and a very Happy Easter. We'll be in touch when you get back.

I'm also an extremely avid reader (I even work in a library!) Some of the best books I read this year were "Me before you" by Jojo Moyes & "The Husband's Secret" by Liana Moriarty. We'll have to discuss books some time!



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4/11/2014 9:02:21 AM

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emoticon for the Spark Goodie and the extra boost of encouragement. I met my next goal....only by two tenths of a pound.But I'll take it! I appreciate your support greatly!

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NICOLETTEJJ
4/10/2014 7:30:53 AM

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