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... 9 yrs after my profile photo, in May 2013, on my cellphone...yep, it's "almost 60" me! LOL



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Dec 29th was my 59th birthday~ HURRAY! LOL Before SP, I went from size 22 to size 14-16 on my own. Then crazy things happened... SP has been a godsend for more than 5 yrs now... January of 2010 I was on steroids for a bit and lost more weight (?!) but when I went OFF them--40 more pounds! And the inches came back with them! Yikes! LOL

Right back where I started. I lost most of it again--and then ...colon cancer,diagnosed 4/26/2011 and my oncologist tells me I've been in ...
Dec 29th was my 59th birthday~ HURRAY! LOL Before SP, I went from size 22 to size 14-16 on my own. Then crazy things happened... SP has been a godsend for more than 5 yrs now... January of 2010 I was on steroids for a bit and lost more weight (?!) but when I went OFF them--40 more pounds! And the inches came back with them! Yikes! LOL

Right back where I started. I lost most of it again--and then ...colon cancer,diagnosed 4/26/2011 and my oncologist tells me I've been in remission for three whole years--a HUGE milestone for cancer survivors. YAY! But my weight?? LOL

Now, I'm trying to regain strength, flexibility, energy, and overall health--instead of pounds! LOL There have been side effects... LOL My current challenges are a host of health issues: diabetes, chronic kidney disease, fibromyalgia, sleep apnea, something NOT lupus, now labeled "undifferentiated connective tissue disease"... The aftermath of five other unrelated surgeries, two major vitamin deficiencies, and a new version of arthritis in 2011 and 2012... hopefully NOT previews of coming attractions! LOL

I love SP, the tools and the people-- It's SO nice to have such positive influences... Life is all about change, and I plan on making great ones with the help of SP and all my friends!... the more the merrier!
Every morning I wake up... is a GOOD DAY! LOL
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Member Since: 6/7/2007

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My Goals:
I just found out what my Lean body mass is, and I have to reset my goals! LOL Makes it easier though--now I only have to lose about 80 pounds, 5 pounds at a time! LOL
I still want:
More stamina.
More energy.
More FUN!

My Program:
I reset my ticker every year on my birthday, so I can keep track of yearly progress. I use the nutrition, fitness and other goals trackers every day, not only for better health but with unrelated goals. I find creative ways to work around my disabilities. I post online as often as possible, and TRY to stay informed. LOL

**** I PLAY! ****

Personal Information:
I am disabled and I receive SSA benefits... and I am finally actually DOING the things I love that I can still do, esepcially the singing!
I've had a few of my poems published, and I'm making my first attempt at a novel...
As much as I'm able I'm using my love of set design, building, etc, to create a bright, serene environment for myself and my three kitties. I love the Renaissance, fantasy and sci-fi conventions; theatre and music events; reading, especially Tolkien--but several yrs ago I lost my vision for 6 wks and now have the beginning of cataracts... I can only do visually intense things in small doses... I'm SO grateful to be able to do that much! What a JOY it is to SEE! LOL
I've crewed and been IN independent films, and keep in touch with my friends in the business. And I'm studying the Korean language (aka Hangul)...keeping my, --as Poirot put it--"Leetle gray cells" alive and kicking! LOL

Other Information:
I live in Washington State, in the greater--and WETTER-- Seattle area... LOL
Our black lab mix died 06/2011, after 15 yrs... what a joy he was!
My DXH left after Thanksgiving 2012 after 22 yrs together... We're still friends but there's so much more we both want out of life. He's in TX, and we talk or text several times a week--more than when we were together! LOL ..I wish him long life and prosperity.
I have cats (1 male 1 female indoors, 1 male outdoors--pics in my gallery) The two inside were a gift from DH, and pure joy. My little friend outside... three yrs ago he was feral, now he's my porch lap kitty--but he still spooks and runs around anyone else. He makes me feel so privileged...
Life is full of challenges, some of them fun, some not. I'm looking forward to seeing what's around the next corner!

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NORASPAT
1/20/2014 10:22:00 AM

Take care, be well very soon.

You are such a great inspiration.

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1/5/2014 10:48:56 AM

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Stopping by to wish you a Happy New Year !
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JUSTYNA7
1/1/2014 1:54:08 PM

I got caught up on a month of blogs. You sure had a busy/exciting? last few months. I'm so glad you got to hug your dad. I am busy decluttering. I have been collecting what I need for a new kitchen makeover for years now and thought that I had found a good countertop... but now realize what I want will require custom everything. Nope, not in the budget. We also have one corner of the kitchen that is a challenge as it used to be a doorway. I think I want the kitchen done because my friend believes it is time to get tough on my 2 kids who are living at home. When she says it I know it is true. One reason I want to redo the kitchen is it is time for us to get the house ready to sell... downsize. But what do I downsize to with 2 kids? It's like you looking for a chair for your ex.

It's not easy to let people figure things out themselves and much more fun for me to worry about them than about myself. Keep up the positive attitude! Happy New Year! Justyna

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MORTICIAADDAMS
12/31/2013 8:41:29 PM

Loved your comment on my last blog. I really need to do more dancing. It's fun and feels great1 LOL. Happy New Year!



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JAZZID
12/31/2013 3:38:05 PM

emoticon emoticon emoticon ~ "HAPPY NEW YEAR" ~ emoticon emoticon emoticon

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