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Hi there. I'm Summarah. Recently, my doctor told me that I need to lose fat around my midsection. I pretended not to notice it increasing gradually over the last year, but she called me on it, so now I'm determined to DO SOMETHING about it. My journey begins today!

My life is extremely hectic these days. It seems like as I find a way to balance my schedule and accomplish my daily responsibilities, I get more and more stuff to squeeze into an already overloaded day. I am making ...
Hi there. I'm Summarah. Recently, my doctor told me that I need to lose fat around my midsection. I pretended not to notice it increasing gradually over the last year, but she called me on it, so now I'm determined to DO SOMETHING about it. My journey begins today!

My life is extremely hectic these days. It seems like as I find a way to balance my schedule and accomplish my daily responsibilities, I get more and more stuff to squeeze into an already overloaded day. I am making myself and my health more of a priority. 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, but I had no trouble remembering her phone number. 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 even sit up 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: 31,784

Fitness Minutes: 11,882

My Goals:
FIRST AND FOREMOST, I want to continue to build my relationships with my Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ; 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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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. I have been married 18 years, and have lived in the metro Atlanta area since 1999. My husband is an independent film-maker. Our 14-year-old son has autism, non-verbal, and we love him to no end. Our 11-year-old son is high-energy, extremely creative, brilliant, sensitive, and very outgoing. All in all, I'm loving my life at 49, 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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LSDALOIA
7/22/2015 9:14:18 AM

It's been a good summer so far. Our house flooded so we had to do a major remodel. I ran away from home for a couple of weeks and saw family. I'm still working out as best I can with this shoulder of mine and need to lose 6 lbs before my 50th in Oct. I'm trying to stick to the 21 Day Fix diet. Basically, watching my carbs & portions. It's going to be a lifetime deal for me.....



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LSDALOIA
7/10/2015 9:51:00 AM

Howdy! How are you doing with the summer 5% challenge?



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LIVIN4LISH
7/3/2015 5:55:33 PM

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SIMPLYPATTI
6/30/2015 11:39:04 AM

We can do this! Team Shooting Stars! emoticon



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LINDA!
6/25/2015 7:40:38 PM

Hope you are doing well, gorgeous!! You deserve to have a wonderful weekend. emoticon emoticon



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