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Hi all! I am a 47 yr old mom of 5 and grandma of 5. 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 ...
Hi all! I am a 47 yr old mom of 5 and grandma of 5. 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 254, I am again concentrating on me. I am an ESE Paraprofessional and I am also a residential associate(house mom) for the ARC. I love my jobs! I am looking for a job as a teacher for this coming August. 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...

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Member Since: 5/3/2009

SparkPoints: 8,613

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My Goals:
To get a job teaching; 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 30 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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THOMAS.H
8/10/2013 8:43:42 AM

Thanks for adding me as a friend. I have added you as well. I wish you the very best as you take this Spark journey. I do hope that you find a way to enjoy dancing. My guess is that you will. Are there studios in your area? A viable and sometimes relatively inexpensive way to get involved is USA Dance (local chapter). That's how I got involved. Now I'm a dance addict.

Again, thanks for adding me as your friend.



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KERRYG155
7/31/2013 4:49:46 PM

Bet your students will love those nails!



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TIGER_LILY_613
7/12/2013 10:16:01 PM

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DETERMINEDANGI
7/8/2013 10:38:52 PM

Thank you for the cheerleading on my blog. I really needed it. You are right with me already knowing HOW to do this- it is just the mental stuff that is getting my discouraged.



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KERRYG155
7/6/2013 10:00:19 AM

Hope your recovery goes well. Isn't it great having a husband who is willing to take care of us in times like this? Mine is fantastic that way, too.



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