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Rylee my youngest neice whom will be one year on August 8th of 2014

A sip of soda starts all of these problems. This is why I work hard to avoid soda!


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Well I am back and ready to meet my goals. I had both knees replaced at the same time in April 28, 2014

I will drinking more fluids i.e. water or flavored water drinks that are sugar free. Keeping track of my meals on using the my plate app so far I just started that so we will see how that goes for now. Sharing a meal when eating out.

I will be exercising with my hubby as we work on our live well plan together. :) We go for a walk around our local park every morning that life permits and have started to take our minature toy poodle that is actually my disabled son's dog. But we are working on his barking. So far he has been super good.

I'm a 53 year old stay at home mom of 3 ... my son is 31 and my daughter is 30 and a 15 yr old son. I've been married for 36 yrs . Found out 10 years ago that I have degenerative disc disease and several bulging discs . in 2015 found out that my spinal areas? are narrowing causing many pinch nerves. That is causing some permanent damage that I want to prevent from getting any worse. I have 2 of my bulging discs that both are pushing on the S1 area of my spine causing a lot of pain when standing in one place. I guess this is one way to keep my moving. :) And due to the fact that I'm so overweight it has caused more complications for me . I'm hoping that sparks people is where I need to be . Have been through all the diets and even gastric by-pass surgery as well. I had success with the by-pass surgery until I was put on psych meds for bi-polar disorder 3 years after my gastric by-pass, then unfortunately I regained a lot of the weight. With Spark People and the 5% challenges I have lost about 50 pounds successfully. :)

Member Since: 1/13/2008

My Goals:
To improve my health, get more phsycally fit so that I can do more things with the hubby and even my kids. The kids and hubby are very patient. The kids don't mind me tagging a long to all the neat places we have in down town Salt Lake and they love it. I do too but I feel like it slows them down as I have to take breaks and sit on my walker and they NEVER complain. My hubby and I walk the park do the treadmill and just set new goals we accomplish the old ones. We don't get much a lone time as we would like it just is hard with the life we have but when we do we keep moving on.

My Program:
1. Drink more water to be more successful.

2. Reduce sugary drinks.

3. Keep all my exercise commitments.

4. Walk in the park 3-5 times a week with Duane and Blackjack.. ( the miniature poodle )

5. Plan meals in advance.

6. Get better sleep to decrease pain and have more stamina.

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I am 53 years old. I am working on losing weight to become more healthy and also live long enough to spent some time with my husband.. I love to do stitchery, sewing and many other crafts. I*I used to volunteer for Utah's annual Belly Dance Festival for about 16 years I had to give it up due to my back and knees becoming so horrible. Now I try to do random acts of kindness mainly for friends to make their day special for them.

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You can ask me anything any time~

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