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Eleven years ago my 1st SparkPeople USERNAME was "ABUSEDIT" as I felt I had done that to my body....

SEPTEMBER 2020 - 125.6 (Regained - 10 lbs. in 13 weeks)
There goes that little visit to Maintenance

JULY 2020 - Weight: 115.6 (Maintenance)
Focus on Strength Training - Emotional and Physical Strength

DH's Dementia's a continuous learning curve, he's home, he's safe, every day's a mystery

JANUARY 2019 - Weight: 146.6

SEPTEMBER 2018 - Weight: 151.6
Took a much needed summer break to reset the mind, I enjoyed so much food, so many treats, no regrets! Brushing myself off and starting all over again with a smile and determination
Returning to the team that's Motivated me "Rowdy Rebels"

JANUARY 2018 - Weight: 138.2
Broke my wrist.... Surgery .... plate ..... pins ... Physio....
Continued exercising intentionally every day just not to the caliber I was able to before...
This "Energizer Bunny will never give up! lol

DECEMBER 2017 - Weight: 139.5
DH diagnosed with Dementia ...I saw it coming .... just didn't want to believe it! ... this great man has exercised everyday for the 45 years we've been together ....is so healthy .... just retired ....the best years of our lives... and they still can be!

SEPTEMBER 2017 - Weight: 146
Cataract Surgery for both eyes ....I followed that with an itty bitty pitty party (Migraines grrrrrr!) as well as a break from everything and anything I could ....
Cataract Surgery for both eyes in December .... Super Duper Vision Now!

AUGUST 2015 - Weight: 140.8
Diagnosed with Osteoporosis
Never drank milk! (Gagged on it!)
Favorite drink of Choice .... Water always since I'm a child

FEBRUARY 2014 - Weight: 153.6
I accidentally injured my left knee, not able to exercise as much awaiting for knee surgery.

DECEMBER 2013 - Weight: 152 - Regained 17
I was was coming down our slanted driveway just a bit of snow and ice ... legs flew up flipped my foot completely sideways broke my right ankle in 3 places ...surgery/plates/screws ....Physio
4 months later they had to remove all appliance in my ankle .... they were affecting my Migraines (go figure ....)

APRIL 2011 - Weight: 135

MAY 2009 - Weight: 185
Needed to get back on my feet and healthy
Googled weight loss program and here my journey started .... getting the feel and understanding the program ....

MAY 2007 - Weight: 189
My Neurologist had spoken to me many times about "Botox Injections for Migraines" and it's success rate .. I was definitely hesitant/scared of the unknown and possible side effect ... every 3 months she injects 22-26 needles in my head/temples
I am finally able to have a normal life!!

APRIL 2006 - Weight: 189
10 years of Pain Medication .. Hospitalizations (Demerol/Morphine ... Neurological Migraine Studies.
Unable to function on a daily basis... bedridden for over 12 years due to Chronic Migraines (averaged 15-22 migraines a month since the age of 16 .. In 1981 after many years of documentation and daily journals the Neurologists pinned down the cause environmental and weather changes)

Member Since: 5/26/2009

Fitness Minutes: 262,886

My Goals:
Ultimate Goal:
Live till I'm 100 years Old!
Continue to stay strong and healthy :o)

My Program:
No Diet! Every part of "SparkPeople Guidelines" that's it!
I always Weigh & Track my Food Daily (Good or Bad)
Calories in vs Calories out
10,000+ Steps a day - Fitbit
Daily Intentional Exercises (120 Minutes) Includes: Dance - Run -Jog - Aerobic Stepper
Weights, Barbell, Kettlebell, Medicine Ball .... all to music love my IPod (I'm easily bored lol)

Personal Information:
I'm 5'2"
68 years young
Married April Fool's day - 45 years ago, 2 Adult Children - 5 Grandchildren ... love being Grand-maman!!!

Other Information:

I've had Gym memberships in the past however since DH's illness my exercises are done at home with him
Never exercised a day in my life until I turned 57
Thrive on Challenging myself!!
Love laughter!

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    Promise Yourself... by Christian Larson

    To be so strong that nothing
    can disturb your peace of mind.
    To talk health, happiness, and prosperity
    to every person you meet.

    To make all your friends feel
    that there is something in them
    To look at the sunny side of everything
    and make your optimism come true.

    To think only the best, to work only for the best,
    and to expect only the best.
    To be just as enthusiastic about the success of others
    as you are about your own.

    To forget the mistakes of the past
    and press on to the greater achievements of the future.
    To wear a cheerful countenance at all times
    and give every living creature you meet a smile.

    To give so much time to the improvement of yourself
    that you have no time to criticize others.
    To be too large for worry, too noble for anger, too strong for fear,
    and too happy to permit the presence of trouble.

    To think well of yourself and to proclaim this fact to the world,
    not in loud words but great deeds.
    To live in faith that the whole world is on your side
    so long as you are true to the best that is in you.
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    Stop limiting yourself. Change your mindset from I CAN'T to HOW CAN I?
    11 days ago
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    Happy weekend! Don’t forget to weigh in on Saturday!

    What sets apart the successful people from the unsuccessful people? It boils down to one thing and it is successful people keep trying. Regardless of the number of times that you fall down, always stand up and continue the race!

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    “You deserve a beautiful and healthy body!”
    13 days ago
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    Happy Thursday! CONGRATS for helping the ROWDY REBELS land our plane in 3rd place during Challenge 1. Continue to push forward. Remember, If it doesn't challenge you, it won't change you! Don't be afraid to step back and reassess your goals. Then, make a plan to move in the right direction!
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    14 days ago
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    Happy Saturday! Always remember, when you push your limits, you will achieve things you thought were impossible. Good luck with the challenge. Don't settle. Be a rebel.
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    19 days ago
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