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Hi there. I'm Summarah. I'm just tired of my pants getting tighter around the waist, and just generally not fitting right. I mean, I know aging and genetics play a big part in how and where I carry my body fat, but dammit, I can at least put forth SOME kinda effort to fight it off. Every step of the way. Thanks for visiting my page.

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I miss my mama, but I know that she wouldn't want me to waste my time, much less my LIFE, missing ...
Hi there. I'm Summarah. I'm just tired of my pants getting tighter around the waist, and just generally not fitting right. I mean, I know aging and genetics play a big part in how and where I carry my body fat, but dammit, I can at least put forth SOME kinda effort to fight it off. Every step of the way. Thanks for visiting my page.

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I miss my mama, but I know that she wouldn't want me to waste my time, much less my LIFE, missing her and thinking about her all day every day. She probably would've knocked me over the head by now!

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MY STORY: THE STROKE THAT I HAD

(I don't call it *MY* stroke, because it is just a thing that happened to me. It didn't *belong* to me. I do not claim it!)

In 2003, about 10 days after the birth of my last baby, I began having severe headaches - so bad that I could *hear* my heartbeat in my head, and would have to get up and walk around to try to alleviate some of the pain, because none of the meds I had (Lortab included) were working. A couple of days later, I began to notice a heaviness in my legs. The next day, I started having trouble remembering how to do things that were second nature, like changing a diaper. I had to call my mom in the middle of doing it to ask how to complete it. The final straw was when my field of vision was so affected that things on the floor seemed to vanish. Zane was lying on the floor, and the next second, he wasn't. I was walking and kicked him in the head. Keith and my sister dragged me to the hospital, but after four days, the team of doctors on my case couldn't find a cause. The day I was to be released, the lead neurologist gave in to Keith's demands, and did one last test. An angiogram. Immediately afterward (it must have started during), I had the stroke. I remember that headache being twice the most excrutiating imaginable, and one of my nurses yelling at me to calm down.

The recovery has been long, tedious, and generally fun - getting to know the new me, pushing past my perceived limitations. Although I have made remarkable strides, coming from not being able to speak or stand on my own, to where I am now, I am determined to do my best to be the best me ever! I am still here, working, learning, living, teaching. Each day brings a new opportunity to conquer something else, to be a better me.

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My reasons for striving to improve my life through healthier living:

1. I am totally worth the extra effort!
2. I want to live a good, fulfilling life!
3. My kids deserve the best mom possible!
4. My husband deserves the best wife and lover possible!
5. I like working out!
6. I am committed to my SparkTeams!
7. I am determined to get fit!
8. I've come too far to stop now!
9. I would like to get off these anti-depression meds!
10. I LOVE SPARK & MY SPARKFRIENDS!

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Member Since: 2/11/2008

SparkPoints: 27,857

Fitness Minutes: 11,282

My Goals:
FIRST AND FOREMOST, I want to continue to build my relationships with my Lord and Savior, my husband, and my children.

Additionally:
•28" waist
•Get more sleep
•Spend more "ME" time
•Be more sociable

My Program:
•Sleep at least 6 hours nightly
•Exercise routinely
•30 min of spiritual reading daily
•Get organized!
•Manage my life

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Personal Information:
I'm an entrepreneur with my own Avon business. I work at home and have 2 kids at home, 2 on their own, and my gorgeous husband (with whom I am hopelessly in love). I have been married 17 years, and have lived in the metro Atlanta area since 1999. My husband is an independent film-maker. Our 13-year-old son has autism, non-verbal, and we love him to no end. Our 10-year-old son is high-energy, extremely creative, brilliant, sensitive, and very outgoing. All in all, I'm loving my life at 47, and would not change a thing - except my waistline.

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As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord. - Joshua 24:15c

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LIVIN4LISH
7/23/2014 9:11:57 PM

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LIVIN4LISH
7/20/2014 11:50:14 PM

Hey there - just read your post on the thread over at the Shooting Stars. I think you should just hang in. Your life sounds crazy busy, but maybe grabbing a little "me" time is just what you need. Take care, and I hope you stay in the challenge emoticon emoticon emoticon



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7/3/2014 3:44:06 PM

emoticon God bless your July 4th weekend! emoticon



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6/25/2014 11:21:52 PM

Thanks for the motivational goodie emoticon emoticon . Hope your week is going well emoticon



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LIVIN4LISH
6/22/2014 10:43:09 AM

Just stopping by to introduce myself. I'm a fellow Shooting Star, hoping to rock this challenge emoticon



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