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Sept 2013 with my son, ready to get back on the weight loss journey.





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The first 5 months of 2015 were pretty much all about healing. I was still healing from the broken foot I had at the end of July 2014, then of all things the day before my 60th birthday, I had another fall and broke my wrist. Luckily, both the foot and wrist are healed, the only thing I have to deal with in that regards is possible arthritis. No surprise, I already have arthritis.
Then at the end of February I develop pneumonia/bronchitis, unfortunately it took ...
Update:

The first 5 months of 2015 were pretty much all about healing. I was still healing from the broken foot I had at the end of July 2014, then of all things the day before my 60th birthday, I had another fall and broke my wrist. Luckily, both the foot and wrist are healed, the only thing I have to deal with in that regards is possible arthritis. No surprise, I already have arthritis.
Then at the end of February I develop pneumonia/bronchitis, unfortunately it took these last few month to recuperate from that and I am still building up my strength. I am getting there. This is actually the best I have felt in quite some time. Having dealt with some family loss and emotional times and continuing health issues, it took a lot out of me.
May was a very emotional month, but having gotten past those emotions, I want to continue to heal emotionally and physically and move forward and look ahead to better times.

I have so much to feel blessed about. I have some really amazing children and extended family that have shown me what I mean to them these last few years. All of us have had to make adjustments and we grew together as we dealt with the loss of 3 very important people in our lives. We have learned to be grateful for the time we had with them.
We miss them, and the void is a big one. We would have this void no matter what but losing them all in such a short time span, we barely had time to mourn one when we had two then three to mourn, not to mention other losses.

We(I) are strong and I feel my sisters watching over me. I know they are with me. I feel them. I see little signs that confirm they are with me.

So now as I continue on this weight loss journey, I have made new goals and started new challenges and with God's guidance and the support of my family, friends and SparkFriends (SparkPeople), the last 7 months of 2015 promises to be a successful one.

I am going to "SUCCEED". I CAN DO IT. I WILL KEEP ON PUSHING.

WE CAB DO IT TOGETHER.... LRT'S GO!
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Member Since: 11/19/2008

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My Goals:
My Goal:

1. Eat Healthy Everyday.
2. Exercise for at least 20 minutes a day, 5 times a week.
3. Loss 1-2 pounds a week.
Take at least 60 minutes a day for myself.
4. Spend Valuable alone time with my Three Grown Children.

My Program:
I don't have a specific weight loss program. In the past I have realize, programs don't work for me. What has worked for me is to:

1. Monitor my weight (weigh in) 1 time a week.

2. Tracking all my foods (honestly even the slips)

3. Find things that motivate me each day.

4. Exercise, Exercise (even if it is doing housework or something else.)

5. Get support from SparkFriends)

Personal Information:
I am a divorced 59 year old mother of three grown children. I have two boys, ages 31 and 28 and one girl, age 24.
I will never be considered skinny. In my day they called it big boned. When I look back at pictures of myself as a child, I was not fat, I was "chubby".
I have fought with that all my life, but my weight really got out of control after I had my first son. In 1996-1997, I hated being the "fat mother" at school events, etc. So I got serious and lost the weight in 6 months time. Shortly after, I gained the weight back within about 6 months. I realized, I did it the wrong way. I ate less than 1000 calories a day and exercised for 2 hours a day. Once I stopped, it came right back on. I realized, you have to be in the right mindset to lose the weight and keep it off.
I live in S Florida and everyone here is very concious of weight, etc. I am a very private woman and do not like attenion brought to myself, so my exercising is by way of at home and with my daughter.

Other Information:
I love to read. I will read pretty much anything. My favorite authors are Nicolas Sparks, Nora Roberts (J.D. Robb). I like autobiographies, but am selective with them. I lean towards ones that tell of their struggles, etc. I have made a goal for myself to read no less than 26 books this year. I have read 4 books already. I like suggestions and have received a few from some of my Spark Friends.

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SPARKFRAN514
8/2/2015 12:12:30 AM

It’s a new month and we are heading out on a new trail emoticon
lets remember we don’t have to go fast emoticon emoticon which is good in the hot weather some of are having right now emoticon we just need to keep going emoticon a favorite quote of mine is emoticon
Life is like a camera emoticon Focus on the what is important capture the good times emoticon developed from the negatives . If things don’t turn out emoticon take another shot just keep filming remember emoticon Remember we can't lose when we give up so lets not give up. Aug here we come emoticon emoticon




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7/31/2015 11:58:19 PM

Be active get sweaty feel repeat daily
Warring exercise has been Known to cause Happiness
Here we Come Aug let enjoy the journey and have fun and enjoy the summer Aug has in store for us
Remember we are capable of what we believe we can achieve in Aug



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7/30/2015 1:55:36 PM

thanks for your comment on my blog. Spark on.
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7/29/2015 1:19:42 AM

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Dieting is not a piece of cake. ~Author Unknown

If you wish to grow thinner, diminish your dinner. ~H.S. Leigh
Dieting is wishful shrinking. ~Author Unknown



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7/27/2015 11:12:04 PM

You make a life out of what you have, not what you're missing." — Kate Morton

The work goes on the cause endures the hope still lives and the dream shall never die Edward Kennedy

Thank you for the reading material just what i need as soak in the tub and bed time reading emoticon



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