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I am a 58 year old retired English teacher who wants to stay healthy and active. I am not that overweight. I weigh 138 pounds, but I want to lose at least 15 pounds because I am only five feet tall. Sometimes it is not easy because I suffer from chronic Meniere's Disease. I will not give up though. I try to stay positive and I will not allow this disease to steal anything else from me. Because of it, I had to retire. It was the right thing to do.

I have now been with Spark People for two years as of today, May 2, 2011. I feel very good about myself. I now walk between seven to ten miles a day and I do weight training everyday. I feel healthier than I have ever felt in my life. I do cardio three times a week and I feel wonderful. I hope and pray that my third year with Spark People is as prosperous and as blessed as my first two years were. I wish blessings on all of my Spark Friends and I pray that all of you accomplish all of your goals. God Bless all of you!!!

May2, 2012 was my third year with Spark People and I feel wonderful. I must admit that I have had a few run-ins with the dreaded Meniere's Disease, but like I have said before, "I refuse to allow this disease to beat me!!!" As far as working out, it has been great and at the end of the year, I purchased some kettle balls. I have fallen in love with this workout routine. I see a big difference in the muscles in my arms and back. They are awesome!!!! I still walk five to seven miles a day, and it seems to get easier and easier everyday. We'll see how the new year finds us.


Member Since: 5/2/2009

Fitness Minutes: 320,807

My Goals:
I hope and pray in the years to come that I keep the weight off and stay healthy. I really want to get back to teaching.


My Program:
I try to eat right every day.

I most certainly walk my five miles or more everyday. I lift weights, workout with my bowflex, hulahoop, workout on my stability ball, and I walk on the treadmill. I also workout with tubing and kettlebells.



Personal Information:
I am from Kingsville, Texas. I received my Bachelors and Masters Degrees from Texas A&M in Kingsville, Texas. I also received my Reading Specialist certification and my Kindergarten certification from Texas A&M Kingsville. I received my Gifted/Talented certification from Texas A&M in Corpus Christi, Texas. I love teaching and I really want to get back to it.

I have four sisters and two brothers, and my wonderful parents. I married my best friend Nicolas Moreno thirty-five years ago. We have one beautiful daughter, Juliette Nicole Moreno Rodriquez and one son-in-law, Daniel Rodriquez. Our daughter is twenty-three years old. There are no grandchildren yet!


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I love to read, anything and everything. My favorite quotes are: "This too will pass", and "Let no one come to you without leaving better and happier". I am a very positive person and I surround myself with positive people and positive situations. I believe in God and I try to do a good deed every single day.




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  • v SILVERSISTER66
    Hello Janie,

    Thank you for being a motivator! I too have Menieres; now 8 mo. free of attacks. Previously, I spent time in the hospital stroke ward until it was diagnosed. No one quite understands it like another sufferer.

    Thanks again for your inspiration.

    Dianne
    13 days ago
  • v LINDA!
    "You never know how strong you are until being strong is the only choice you have."

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    15 days ago
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    17 days ago
  • v RUTHIEBEAR
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    Congratulations for being in the top five for team fitness minutes this week!!! You are an inspiration!

    Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence. Helen Keller
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    Believe in yourself!!! I believe in YOU!!!

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    21 days ago
  • v DIPDEEDEE1
    Janie, I loved your inspirational story. Just starting my own journey. Even though I have a few disabilities like osteoarthritis, fibromyalgia, and a torn lateral meniscus in my left knee I do not think that this characterizes me. If I take this journey one step and one exercise at a time anything is possible. I am 5' 1.5'' and weigh 207.6 pounds. I plan on losing 70 pounds and improve my nutrition. If you and others can achieve their goals then so can I. Almost 14 years ago I got clean and sober then I attended Colorado Technical University Online and earned my degree in Psychology. Nothing is impossible. God Bless you for being such an inspiration to others. Thank you from Florida.
    24 days ago
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