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My daughter and me in Hilton Head

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Our Wedding: Four years ago

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My daughter, Katie

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As I jumped
into retirement I wanted to lose 50 lbs. I joined a gym, hired a personal trainer and really tried. At the end of a year I had lost 5 lbs. So many mountains to climb with thyroid problems, taking care of my 82 yr old mother and feeling like I was hitting a brick wall. After 5 months of evaluations and tests I was approved for Bariatric surgery. The surgery was 8/18/15 and I have lost 50 lbs in 6
months. This has been the best thing I ever did for myself. Loss has been slow because of limited exercise. My husband was diagnosed with lung and brain cancer in September and our days have been filled with surgeries, tests, scans, rehab, radiation and chemotherapy. It's a fight we plan to win with the grace of God!

Member Since: 5/28/2011

Fitness Minutes: 9,920

My Goals:
My goal is to lose 55 lbs! I have just retired after 35 years of teaching and I want to be more fit and begin a more active lifestyle.

My Program:
My immediate goals are to drink more water, walk daily and decrease my intake of carbs. With an ongoing thyroid problem for the last 17 years, I also need to keep a close watch on my health in that area to aid my weight loss.

Personal Information:
I have an 18 year old daughter whois finishing her Freshman year at EKU. She is transferring to Wright State to be closer to home in the fall. Her father died in 2002 after a lengthy illness and I swore I would never marry again, but after 5 years I met and married a wonderful man with whom I am having the time of my life! Every day life gets better and I feel so blessed!

Other Information:
I love to read, be outdoors with our Golden Retrievers and husband, play on the computer, and watch movies. I am also teaching myself to crochet.
I joined Urban Fitness and signed up with a personal trainer to help me on this quest!

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    1580 days ago
  • v BEVIEG41
    What a very nice wedding picture. You both look so very happy, and it is wonderful that you found each other at the right time. Bev
    1617 days ago
    ./_\.Sending a guardian angel to
    bless you on this beautiful day!

    ./_\. May this angel watch over you
    and guide you to make healthy choices!

    3012 days ago
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    3063 days ago
    emoticon In case you are wondering…shortly after the beginning of 2012 I made a commitment to myself to check in on Spark Friends at least once a week…it may be a goodie, or a comment on your page, blog, or feed. I try to make it more than just liking a comment. While any reciprocation of support is greatly appreciated please do not feel pressure. I just decided that it is the quality of the friendships in my life not the quantity that makes me so blessed. emoticon
    emoticon If you are on a team or teams with me and I spot in a huddle that you are needing support or there is a message to visit your page I am trying to be there. If you ever need extra support please feel free to give me a personal shout out. emoticon
    emoticon This being said, I have decided that the week after Easter I will be releasing friends who are no longer active on SP, I am setting the arbitrary level at 90 days inactivity. If you return to SP after that time I would love for you to add me back. It is not a decision to reject people it is a time management decision. emoticon
    emoticon I am finding that Spark People is bringing out the encourager and the pray-er in me, and as a result I am much more encouraged. Hope you have a blessed week and that you are still making a difference in your journey. LYMI emoticon

    3080 days ago
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