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Leah, our rescued boxer approximately 6 years old

At certain times, I have been ALL of the above dwarves!!!

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I decided to start anew and reset my goal ticker again in 2016. I have high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and some heart issues. As of Jan. 2014, they are all under control with medication. Hopefully, by losing more weight, I can eventually cut down on some meds. 2014 ended on a bad note when my dad passed away in November. 2015 was the Year of the Concert for me & my husband.

I have kept off 45 lbs. and am happy to be under 200 lbs. Thanks to SparkPeople, I have the tools and the will power to do it! And, most of all, the support!

Member Since: 10/18/2010

My Goals:
I want to lose weight and get fit! I want to be able to stop some of the medication if I eat better and improve my health.

I want to live to see grandchildren!

My Program:
I will exercise 5 times per week and try to fit in little "mini sessions" whenever I can. I am committing to at least 25 minutes a day. NO computer time until the exercise is done!

I will not give in to emotional eating as I have done so many times in the past.

I will NOT eat past 9 PM.

I will plan my meals and track every little bite! If I ate it, I have to own up to it!

Personal Information:
I am happily married to my high school sweetheart for 39 years. We have 2 adult sons.

I have lived on Long Island (NY) all of my life.

I hope to move to VA or NC when I retire. Or maybe CA near our older son.

Other Information:
I love reading Stephen King novels. Own most of them!

I enjoy sitting outside on my deck and walking by the lake in the preserve nearby. Watch Yankee baseball and like hockey too.

I like listening to a variety of music - I especially love The Cure, Usher, Ne-Yo, Lady Gaga, Steely Dan, Mary J. Blige, Elton John and I'm a huge John Lennon fan too.

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    Thank you Debb for your support. hope you have a wonderful day.
    97 days ago
    Thanks Debb! . . . for all the encouragement and the idea. I didn't know I could manually log my steps into's easy :)
    Have a great day...Hope you're enjoying your retirement until you decide if it's permanent!
    97 days ago
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    Thanks for the flowerpot; that's what we're doing trying to plant flowers and veggies! It's very hot here too; what happened to our spring. I'm with you, don't like this much heat:( Have a wonderful holiday weekend!!
    124 days ago
    Thank you for your much appreciated support. enjoy your niece and great-nephew when they are with you. have a wonderful visit.
    142 days ago
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    Debb, my condolences and sorrow reach out to you in the loss of your beloved dog, Leah. Please know that I am here for you. I hope the following poem will give you some comfort. Embracing you in healing hugs.

    In Loving Memory of Leah

    God saw she was getting tired, and a cure was not to be.
    So He put His arms around her and whispered, "Come with Me."
    With tearful eyes we watched her slowly fade away.
    Although we loved her dearly, we could not make her stay.
    A golden heart stopped beating, playful paws were put to rest.
    God broke our hearts to prove to us, He only takes the best.

    - Author Unknown

    ~ Monika ~ emoticon
    145 days ago
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