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Lost weight thanks to Spark People. Wish I could say that was the happy ending, but health problems and surgeries got in the way. I have since regained much of the weight I lost. Having huge challenges with my diet. Thankfully, the exercise habit that Spark People helped me make a lifestyle has remained strong. Struggling with arthritis and fibromyalgia has given me added challenges, making me realize how important physical activity is.
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Member Since: 12/30/2006

Fitness Minutes: 114,301

My Goals:
My current goal is to 1.continue to record my food every day,
2 drink 8C of water daily,
3 to exercise and be more active daily
4 to weigh myself regularlyl

My Program:
I take part in water aerobics 3 days a week, swim laps and walk until the weather clears for me to bike again.

Getting stronger every day!
I feel great! April '09 was the start of an incredible journey into losing the weight that was effecting my health. It's been a great journey that surprisingly enough, has shown me that I could do what I didn't believe I could! My family is proud of me and that means the world to me!

Personal Information:
I was born in Billings, Montana and have lived here my entire life. I have been married to my very supportive husband, Bob for 33 years and we have 5 children and 3 grandchildren with 3 more on the way in 2011. I am a Christian and love serving in my church. I take care of elderly and love that profession.

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I have reset my spark page. I need to lose the weight that I regained after 5 surgeries. I regret that I was careless and regained weight while ill and recovering. I was not as active as I like to be and didn't watch my food intake. Shocking how fast the hard work of losing weight can be undone!

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    Nice to see you on my feed! I hope all is well in your world! emoticon
    383 days ago
  • v BETRHO48
    Hi, Rita,
    Thanks for stopping by my "Quote" blog. I hope your weekend is going well.
    524 days ago
    How amazing Rita that our birthdays are so close! I had a school friend on the 13th too and one of my team members...was a good day to be born!!
    Yes spring time is the best...that's what I missed most living in Spain...the spring flowers!!
    Have a good week my friend. xx
    551 days ago
    Hi Rita,
    Thanks so much for stopping by my page and commenting on my updates. Just when I thought we were snow-free, we got socked with almost 4 inches overnight! It's a winter wonderland out there right now, a week ago we had 70 degrees. Go figure....

    Hope you are doing well and you're working your program and taking it one day at a time. I see your ticker--you are doing GREAT!! Keep up the commitment to good health for YOU and remember that every step truly does help!

    Have a beautiful week!
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    579 days ago
  • v BETRHO48
    Hi, Rita, Thanks so much for the goodie. I'm not quite on target, but (hopefully) getting closer.
    Wishing you special blessings this week.
    587 days ago
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