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With Gunnar, Harper and Tanner at the the Zoo, July 2015. 3 of my grandkids





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Patty aka Prism

Starting over again!

I first started my Spark journey back in January of 2008. I had great success using the tools and recording my progress here on Spark People as long as I didn't stay too long browsing on the site. I lost over 40 pounds and started feeling really good about myself again.

Unfortunately, I stopped going to the gym and recording calories and exercises. I gained back 15 pounds more than what I started with over the last 7 years. I am also battling ...
Starting over again!

I first started my Spark journey back in January of 2008. I had great success using the tools and recording my progress here on Spark People as long as I didn't stay too long browsing on the site. I lost over 40 pounds and started feeling really good about myself again.

Unfortunately, I stopped going to the gym and recording calories and exercises. I gained back 15 pounds more than what I started with over the last 7 years. I am also battling high cholesterol now along with my hypothyroidism. The one bright spot in these dreadful years is that I managed to finally quit smoking in November of 2013. Yep, I finally kicked that disgusting 40 year habit!!!

I had fought with severe acid reflux disease for many years which made it almost impossible to do some of the exercises I was interested in. In May of this year I finally had my reflux fixed because I was told that the stomach acid was getting into my lungs. I must say that I haven't had to take even 1 tums or anything since and I feel like a new woman.

Thankfully, like a true friend, Spark People is still here waiting for me and ready to help me get back on track.

I would like to join the Vasa gym again soon and it would be nice to find someone like myself to workout with.

I'm a Cancerian and just turned 58 years old. I enjoy Farmer's Markets, ghost hunting shows and I do like to have a few drinks now and then.

I use public transportation because my vision no longer allows me to drive. I am a homemaker so I am able to go to the gym during the daytime. My bus doesn't run on the weekends so that can be a problem.

I've always enjoyed the water and even though I'm not a strong swimmer, I do enjoy paddling around the pool and getting more exercise that way. I do a mean sidestroke. lol I've never done a water aerobics class but would be willing to give it a shot. I also like the pool because it doesn't hurt my plantar fasciitis.

I have done Zumba in the past and really enjoyed it. I would like to find someone who wouldn't be too embarrassed to get up there and do it with me. Yes, even at my age. lol

Although I do live in Utah and do believe in God, I am not a very religious person. I don't go to, or belong to, any specific church. I just consider myself spiritual I guess. I don't have anything against religious people but I don't want someone trying to convert me. If/when I'm ready, I'll choose.

I know that I cannot be the only person in Utah that feels this way so if you think we may be compatible gym buddies, please let me know. I am having my first carpal tunnel release surgery in a couple of weeks so I should be ready to hit the gym full force before too long... I hope.

I would like to get out to the parks or maybe City Creek (or another mall) and start with a little walking. This will give my hands time to heal while I work on increasing my stamina and work on my plantar fasciitis. I'm pretty much starting from ground zero right now.

If you're new to Spark People or just need a restart like me, maybe we can do it together. It really makes a difference to have someone to go with and be accountable to. ;)

Have a fantabulous day!!! :D
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Member Since: 1/15/2008

SparkPoints: 20,383

Fitness Minutes: 7,321

My Goals:
I want to be able to fit into my first leather jacket again and climb on our motorcycles without feeling like a sideshow.

My Program:
I'm using the nutrition tracker daily, watching my portion sizes and have started exercising regularly.

Personal Information:
My name is Patty and I live in West Valley City, Utah.

I am the mother of 2 great kids and have 6 fantastic grandkids.

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I collect dragons and other fantasy items. I enjoy shows about the supernatural/paranormal.
I am an animal lover.

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PRISM57
9/23/2015 8:40:30 AM

Yes, it is a small world. I like the Trolley Square store because the trax stops right across the street. I was going to go last week because I need to get some new sheets but Ziggy got so sick and I didn't want to leave him.



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MRSHONEYCOMB
9/22/2015 3:47:58 PM

Small world! I have worked at the Market Place on 4th and 5th off and on for the last 20 years. I was the Nutrition Manager from 1997-2005 I then took a break (we adopted or girls that year) until 2010 when I went back part time. My husband worked there (and the one in West Jordan) for 10 years but, has worked for Kellogg's for the last few years.



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MRSHONEYCOMB
9/21/2015 1:49:13 PM

Where do you work?



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BRANDI1809
8/28/2015 11:24:53 AM

Just wondering how Ziggy is?



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TURTLE69
8/2/2015 3:58:51 PM

Welcome to Plantar Fasciitis Team! emoticon Feel free to add me as a friend. If you need any support or just someone to talk with, give me a holler.

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Vanessa




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