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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: 15,092

Fitness Minutes: 6,549

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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DJACKS10
4/8/2014 10:52:32 AM

hey Prism! thanks so much for the goodie. I have been off for a while and just bought the spark pedometer thingy. I like it except when I have less than 500 steps to meet my goal. Then I find myself pacing in my room in order to reach that goal. lol.



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JAFRAPATTY
4/6/2014 5:38:25 PM

Hi Patty!
Thanks for your visit to my Spark page. I haven't been on in a long time. Just read my last post and wanted to update letting you know that I am a grandma (Mimi) to Eli! He is 2 years old now. Life couldn't be better. Well, maybe if I was a few pounds lighter :)



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QUADCMOM
9/26/2012 8:52:06 AM

Hi Prism57, I have seen your welcome posts on a lot of people's pages so I thought I'd stop by to say hello and see how you are doing. I hope you are doing well.
Wishing you a great day!!!



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ATRYEU
11/6/2011 11:51:00 PM

Hey! I got your message and it took me forever to remember my login information to send a note back LoL. Your not the only one... I haven't been on the site for nearly a year I think now. It crashes the browser a lot, plus I'm on dialup still :( I have the same email and I am on Facebook still if you want to write :) I check them both daily. I miss talking to you! *hugs* - Jen



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JAFRAPATTY
11/6/2011 8:01:55 PM

Hi Patty!
So nice of you to reconnect with me! I am going to be a first time Grandma in a few weeks!!! I am so excited.
Will talk soon.

Love,
Patty



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