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Hi, I'm Terri J and I am: Married 42 years to the man of my dreams--honestly! Mother of 7, with all the children out on their own, 3 married, one engaged. Grandmother (Nanny) to 14 (so far). Our first great grandchild is expected this summer. I've been with Spark for a long time and have lost and regained more than once. Two foot surgeries kept me from walking, which is my cardio exercise of choice and I just slowly put the weight back on--and then some. Since the surgery, I've had an ankle injury and now plantar fasciitis that makes walking for very long--or fast--painful. I'm not giving up, though! I'm still here and staying in contact with my teams and the friends I've made here. I have learned so much about what constitutes a healthy lifestyle from Spark People that I don't think I'll ever be able to ignore my health again. I WILL get back on track and regain the ground I've lost in strength and stamina and I will re-LOSE this weight and more. I'm not in a hurry--I have the rest of my life to get it done!

Member Since: 10/29/2008

Fitness Minutes: 45,557

My Goals:
My immediate goal is to be able to move! I want to be strong enough and flexible enough to live my life and enjoy my family.
I want to take this weight off so I don't have to pack it around. I don't have any health issues and I'd like to get rid of the extra weight before I develop any!

*My first goal is to get my weight below 200 lbs.
*Next, to get my BMI below 30--out of the obesity range.
*I'd like to eventually participate in a walk/run event


My Program:
I am committed to walking at least 15 minutes a day, 5x per week. As my feet will allow, I will increase this.

I will watch my portions and try to eat smaller meals, more often, ie: 300-500 calorie meals 4 or 5 times a day with lean protein, complex carbs, and as little fat as is practical for someone who likes meat.



Personal Information:
I'm not one to share much personal information in this kind of venue, but will say that I do enjoy meeting people and interacting with friends.
My husband is my best friend in the whole world and the delight of my life. We've been married since we were kids and are now enjoying his retirement. We don't travel (much), but enjoy having more time together, helping our kids with their home projects and spending time with the grandchildren.
One of my favorite things to do is planting trees and watching them grow. I like marking time by growing things.


Other Information:
I don't lose weight easily! I never used to gain it easily, either, until I began to go through menopause...now I have to work out just to stay even!
2009~
I've had problems with my feet and have had reconstructive surgery on one of them.
2010~
I had a second surgery to remove the screws that were causing some pain, and all of that really got me off my walking regimen! I've gained back the entire 25 lbs I had lost +10 more!
2011~
I'm starting from scratch with the Spark program except that I now have all the information I need. I KNOW what I have to do and simply need to get started. I will take baby steps and build my strength and habits slowly.
2012~
I've been up and down on the scale and in activity.
2013~
An ankle injury and months of PT and healing.
2014~
Time to start from where I am and do what I am able to do. The body doesn't heal and recover as quickly as it used to. Now dealing with plantar fasciitis in my other foot.




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  • v WAXXIEKAXXIE
    Thank you for commenting terri. I love hearing from you!! Yes I will take my time and not rush anything. I have Vaseline that I mix with Nystatin for the chaffing which seems to help a lot. And when ever I get the skin removal I will for sure donate the extra skin. I didn't know I could do that so thanks for that information. When the time comes I will remember this. Man, If I can help someone else I would not hesitate to do so. Thanks Terri!!!!
    9 days ago
  • v WAXXIEKAXXIE
    Yes I am learning to speak up. It's not always easy lol but I feel like I have to do it. Thank you Friend. BIG emoticon to you.
    35 days ago
  • v WAXXIEKAXXIE
    You were there from day one and I appreciate you from the bottom of my heart. I can't say that enough. You have been my inspiration and I thank you Friend. emoticon
    61 days ago
  • v PIXIE-LICIOUS
    "If I had to select one quality, one personal characteristic that I regard as being most highly correlated with success, whatever the field, I would pick the trait of persistence. Determination.
    The will to endure to the end, to get knocked down seventy times and get up off the floor saying. "Here comes number seventy-one!"
    Richard M. Devos
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    Hi, thanks for commenting on my blog, "Starting Over Is Not A Bummer." Have a healthy weekend!

    61 days ago
  • v LOVELYPATRICIA
    Thank you for that friendly thumbs up on my latest video blog!!
    66 days ago
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