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Me on my bike at a benefit ride in April 2015

My husband Ben and I at my daughters' double wedding


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Hi all! I am a 50 yr old mom of 5 and grandma of 7! Actually that is not quite accurate. I have 3 daughters at this point. My son died while risk-taking September of 2008 at the age of 22. He was my only boy and I couldn't have been more proud of him. I also lost my second oldest daughter to hydrocephalus in April 2012. Her son is my oldest grandson. I left a controlling and abusive husband in June 2008, spent the summer living in a domestic violence shelter, moved into my own apartment and started college in August, then lost my son. I had previously weighed in at 247 lbs on my 40th birthday and started changing my life. I was at a very healthy 183- running 3 miles several days a week and weight training. People told me I looked like one of my kids and an athlete. With all that happened I ate to console myself and stopped exercising. Now with my Bachelor's degree behind me and weighing in at 257, I am again concentrating on me. I am now a Teacher, working with special needs students. I also have met the most wonderful man who loves me just the way I am but is committed to getting healthier with me. We got engaged July 11, 2011 and were married May 26, 2012. His name is Ben! Thanks for letting me share! I am looking forward to success and making friends!! Have a great day...

Member Since: 5/3/2009

Fitness Minutes: 16,489

My Goals:
To do my best for my students; become healthy again; spend more time with my husband, kids, and grandkids; redo my house the way I want it to be.

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I am continuing my education, bike riding and walking with my husband, consciously making an effort to be involved with my kids and grandkids regularly, taking care of myself by seeing doctors for regular check-ups, yearly mammograms, and even skin checks for potential skin cancer.

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I have lived in Spring Hill Florida for the last 33 years. I grew up in Bergen County NJ, specifically a little town called Oradell.

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My husband Benjamin is the greatest blessing I have been given besides my children and grandchildren. He is my support and guide through life. I love kids! My favorite movie of all time is "Yours, Mine, and Ours" the original version.

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    Yoo Hoo! Are you there? Haven't heard from you in a while and hope all is well.

    2 days ago
    Hello. I haven't been on SPARK for a bit, but I am back. I just wanted to thank you for the nice mail you sent to the Angel group back in July. Hope everything is well with you. emoticon
    6 days ago
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    For anybody interested in participating in a Biggest Loser challenge, please go to my page and click the BL Summer Challenge ALL Teams team. You can join the all-teams page and put your name on the list for the Fall challenge! If you'd like to join my team, the Scarlet Dragons, let me know and I'll get you signed up for our team!
    There are 10 teams, 24 team members each, and it's a 10 week challenge!
    Come join in the fun, meet some great people and work toward your goals!!!
    70 days ago
  • v DENEEN37
    Bless you and thanks for making me feel welcome here
    82 days ago
    Hi Patti. I get my digital downloads for Jessica Smith & leslie Samsone thru the same provider.... I think it is Purple Platform or Purple Player Platform or something like that. You can access it when you click on the digital download purchase link from the Jessica Smith links or the Leslie Samsone links on You Tube. I've been happy with it! ~~Melissa
    88 days ago
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