LADYVOLSFAN1954   121,028
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Updated August 14, 2015:
Hi! My name's Ramona and I'm a divorced mom to a 23 year old son. I've been through ups and downs I never dreamed would happen but did. The last ten years of my life I feel like I've been through heaven and hell.

I've been back on SparkPeople.com since July 2011. I started back in 2008. Lost some weight, thought I could do it on my own, so I quit. What changed? My blood sugars got out of control and my doctor gave me three months to make improvements ...
Updated August 14, 2015:
Hi! My name's Ramona and I'm a divorced mom to a 23 year old son. I've been through ups and downs I never dreamed would happen but did. The last ten years of my life I feel like I've been through heaven and hell.

I've been back on SparkPeople.com since July 2011. I started back in 2008. Lost some weight, thought I could do it on my own, so I quit. What changed? My blood sugars got out of control and my doctor gave me three months to make improvements or go on insulin. Since that date I had one of my diabetic meds stopped. I'm still on Metformin. However that doesn't mean life is all well and good. I've been having blood sugar issues for the last few months and will be discussing going back on my other meds unless the changes I'm starting (again) don't lower my blood sugar to my satisfaction by August 31st, when I see my doctor.

I have multiple health issues: arthritis (in just about every joint), fibromyalgia, non-insulin dependent diabetes, high blood pressure (under control), high cholesterol (under control), migraines, status post major concussion with lost of consciousness (including lost of memory and how to spell, short term memory is almost nothing), status post dying from complications from gallbladder surgery when I was at my heaviest which was 278 pounds (more or less). I also have macular degeneration in my left eye so I have vision problems - those Weiss rings & floaters drive me nuts. I'm also bi-polar II (depressive) and have anxiety issues related to my asthma and breathing problems (if I have trouble breathing I also tend to panic and have panic attacks - not a pretty sight). I have battled with depression for the last 14 years. Not a pretty sight.

On July 24, 2011 I started walking as much as I could. August 2014 my son bought me a fitbit flex and for the last 131 days (as of August 14, 2015) I have walked a minimum of 10,000 steps per day. Yes it took me a long time to get to this point because after that gallbladder surgery walking six feet was a major deal. It's been a slow process. I'm in this for the long haul. This isn't some diet to reach a certain weight. NO! This is a LIFESTYLE CHANGE! Something I'll live with for the rest of my life. It's not a quick fix - I didn't gain all the weight overnight.

So stop my and chat. If you need a buddy, I'll try to be there to help you on your journey. Take care of yourself! Love where you're at right now. Don't put off doing things you want to do just because you're not at some magic number, do them now. We are not guaranteed a tomorrow so we need to make sure we live our lives to the fullest now.


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Member Since: 1/16/2008

SparkPoints: 121,028

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My Goals:
Remember that each day is a gift from God and cherish all your memories, friends and family.
There's no magic number I want to be. I just want to be healthier today than I was yesterday. Yes I want to lose weight but I want to live my life each day as best as I can.

My Program:
Walking at least 10,000 steps a day everyday.

Walk two miles with Leslie Sansone at least three times a week.

Get back on my recumbent exercise bike and ride it three times a week. (Currently sciatic nerve problems are really reeking havoc on this)

Strength training is needed to be started back again.

Personal Information:
I'll soon be 61 on 9/16. I have a 23 year old son.
A couple weeks after my 50th birthday my husband died of a massive heart attack. Got re-married and divorced in short order two years later. Now I'm single and loving life, one day at a time.
When my hands cooperate, I like to knit or crochet. I love to read. I love to bake and cook. I go crazy at Christmas time making all sorts of goodies as gifts for family and friends.
I'm a genealogy nut and currently working on multiple lines in mine and my son's families.

Other Information:
Today is the first day of the rest of your life so make the most of it.

In November 27, 2007 I weighed my heaviest at 278 pounds .

Here are my goals for my weight:
These are weights from back in the 1970s when I last saw them. I can't wait to see them again!
198 pounds last saw in 1978
178 pounds back in 1976
154 pounds at graduation June 7, 1972
My goal weight according to my BMI is under 145. I'm not sure how this will play out but I'm wanting to get down to my graduation weight at least.


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ON3DERLAND
8/26/2015 8:32:47 PM

I have to agree with you as I sit here looking at a HUGE bruise on my left arm. I have no idea how it got there, lol...my husband was the one to notice it first last night. I told him he needs to stop smacking me in the middle of the night ROFL!



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FROSTY99
8/26/2015 7:59:49 PM

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You never know when someone
May catch a dream from you.
You never know when a little word,
Or something you may do
May open up a window
Of the mind that seeks the light
The way you live may not matter at all...
But you never know - it might.

And just in case it could be
That another's life through you.
Might possibly change for the better
With a broader brighter view.
It seems it might be worth a try
At pointing the way to the right.
Of course, it may not matter at all,
But then again it might.
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You are so special;



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8/26/2015 7:50:35 PM




The capacity to care is the thing which gives life its deepest significance. –Pablo Casals, cellist



Remember love is the only thing okay to do in excess.



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FROSTY99
8/25/2015 9:10:45 PM



"Courage is being scared to death, but saddling up anyway."

- John Wayne

Don't be afraid to start your journey to a healthier way of life, just take that 1st step and keep moving.



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ON3DERLAND
8/25/2015 2:57:10 PM

OUCH!!!!
Sorry to hear the steel bowls and covered plates came flying out of your cabinet and damn near tried to kill ya...

what the heck did we ever do to bring on such attacks..me with the frozen chicken drumsticks and you with the vengeful kitchen bowls..ACK!





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