SHERRY257
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Hi. I am Sherry, and I weigh way too much. I started Spark people weighing 186 and am thrilled with losing 12 pounds this past month. I joined Sparkpeople because I felt so out of control. Sometimes I just felt lost. I feel so fortunate that I came across this wonderful site while looking at Realage site after watching the Dr. Oz show in January.
Anyway, I lost my way last January when my mom and my 12 year old daughter both were hospitalized. My mom went to therapy at a nursing home and just hated it there. She was use to me taking care of herand cooking for her. I planned to take her home but then went in for an emergency gallbladder surgery. I went home in aweek and the next week my mom came home to live with us. She use to live around the corner and I was there 3 or more times a day so it was actually easier to have her here.
My mom and daughter had both lost their appetites and I would cook anything to get some calories in them. Ofcourse, the rest of us ate it too. I however, am short and female and gained about 55 pounds. My boys and husband did not. I quit running and walking,found the couch and stayed home to take care of everyone. I did not go to the gym, the store or church.
On September 4,2009, my Mom went to heaven. I silently fell apart. I ate myself silly with no thought of the consequences. I again was responsible for everything. My two brothers --one in Iraqand the other a druggie were useless. Thank God for my husband and my three kids. They have been my rocks and have done more than I ever dreamed they would without complaint.
Then, in January, after my brother headed back to Iraq, and my older son(20) headed back to college, my husband went to work , and I had time to look myself in the mirror. Wow. I was just fat and so out of shape. So, I ended up here. I understand I have no excuses. I am also so thankful for all you sparks and your encouragement. I just love Sparkpeople.com


Member Since: 1/18/2010

Fitness Minutes: 58,672

My Goals:
I want to lose 50 pounds. I want to enjoy exercising and to eat good nutritious food.


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I am using the nutrition tracker and fitness tracker



Personal Information:
Married to the man of my dreams for 29 + years. 3 kids--20 ,17, and 13. BA from Uof I and RN. Homeschooling kids since 1993. Baptised in 1973.


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I love reading.
Ran Disney Marathon in 2007
Planning a vacation out west with the whole family for May.




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  • v HOMEBODY67
    emoticon to.... WALKING AWAY THE POUNDS WITH EASE TEAM


    You will LOVE THIS TEAM! It's amazingly positive and supportive. The members here are always willing to lend a hand, an ear, or a shoulder. They have done it for me and they will do the same for you!! We are here to support and encourage you on your journey to success. All the best to you on reaching your goals.

    It's great to have you on board. Come and join us on the Forums for some fun and challenges.

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    Marj
    138 days ago
  • v DANIELLET96
    Loss and sadness are twin terrors for weight loss. I know as in the space of three years I lost my beloved nephew, sister-in-law, brother father and mother. (The good news is that you took control and are working towards a better future). I am happy for you that you have a support group in your kids and husband!

    Congratulations for being the selected motivator and keep up the positive direction! emoticon emoticon
    581 days ago

    Comment edited on: 10/22/2014 7:57:05 PM
  • v -WRKNG2ABTTRME-
    Today's Featured Motivator! emoticon
    581 days ago
  • v NEVERORNOW
    Sherry, emoticon on being MOD!!!
    582 days ago
  • v QUADCMOM
    Congratulations for being named today's Spark Motivator!!!!

    I see your picture at the KOA cabin. I love KOA camps and cabins.

    Have a GREAT day!!! emoticon
    582 days ago
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