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Hi! I'm a 52 year old lady. I started exercising a year ago, after having two heart attacks in 3 short months. Turned out that they were due to a very rare, deadly tumor on an adrenal gland. Nothing wrong with the heart, thank God. However, after spending over a month in the hospital with nothing to do but eat, and having quit smoking while there I have gained weight. I came home with orders to walk to rebuild the heart and found that I really enjoy the exercise. My age has also helped to add those inches to the waist line, my main goal being to lose some of them.

Well, that is old and outdated. Wrote it about 7 years ago. I now own a Curves Franchise, teach Zumba and am training for a half marathon in Utah, The Zion Half in March 2014.

Member Since: 5/1/2006

Fitness Minutes: 190,057

My Goals:
My goal is to lose inches around the mid section, would be happy to lose about 10 pounds also.
As of today, 10/12/2013,my new goals are to build my business, finish my CPT with ACE and finish the Zion Half Marathon in March 2014

My Program:
I work out daily and my goal is for 1500 minutes per month. I wear a pedometer and try for 15000 steps daily. I aim for 8 glasses of water daily and keep calories around 1500.

Personal Information:
I live in a small town in Northwest Pa. I love the outdoors and when time and weather allow I can usually be found outside cleaning out ponds, filling bird feeders or "playing in the dirt."

Other Information:
My favorite quote is "Reach for the moon, if you miss your still among the stars." Favorite song is "Someday" by Nickleback.

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    I'm very happy you are part of "O.O.".. As you will see from reading some of the past posts, this group is very enduring.endearing, and insightful.

    I look forward to your postings.

    Welcome to the "family"!

    WTG on your successes so far!

    Love, prayers, and TICKLES.
    5104 days ago
    Hello. I was just browsing the site, and came across your page.
    I wanted to take this oportunity to invite you to our team. It is called "OVERCOMING OBSTACLES".
    It is a forum that my wife (ticklemepink-aka Carol) formed. At first, it was for people with a disabitliy,but now it's expanded to everyone..disability or no disability. As a matter of fact, more then 1/2of the group do not have one.

    The link is located on my sparkpage, and the main discussion room is still named "disabiltiies group".
    I was noticing some successes here on your page, and that is what the forum is all about. People post their successes in life, their personal stories, motivation to succeed, advice, and there's even a thread for jokes.

    I was hoping that you will click the link, join the group, and come to post in the main room, & maybe share some of your own successes, etc..for us to all get aquainted,better. As you read some of the posts in there, you will see some amazing accomplishments, before and after joining sparkpeople. Spark coach Jen is a member of our team, also, and is willing to help everyone.

    We hope to welcome you! As you will probably feel like you'll want to invite your friends along with you once you see some of the posts! (we'd love to welcome them tooo!)
    I hope you will click the tab that says "sparkmail" if you need any questions answerred, and either sparkmail myself, or Carol. We are willing to help.

    5105 days ago
  • v TEX2309
    Keep up the good work and I know that you will find lots of encouragement on this site. In January 2006, I had 2 stents placed in my right cornary artery....no heart attack and no damage to the heart, but had to quit smoking (2 packs a day for 35 years) and had to go on strict diets...and just turned 50, so I cant wait until 2006 is over...hahahaha. Best of luck to you.
    5108 days ago
  • v ANGY63
    Hi my dear friend!!!! Thank you so much for your comment on my sparkpage, i really appreciated your kindness but I can say that you too are doing extremely well!!!! Your pics are beautiful and you look amazing! Keep up the good work always my dear!!!! Hugs

    5114 days ago
    I'd be thrilled if you come click the link on my page to 'OVERCOMING OBSTACLES" and come share a list of your successes SINCE YOU JOINED SP (the postings are in "disabilities" topic... MOST PEOPLE DON'T HAVE A DISABILITY..BUT the forum has a hundred members, and growing.. come be part of it, and see what else you can share, and learn!! Please let your friends know too!! If you have any questions.. please sparkmail me.

    Love, prayers and TICKLES,
    5118 days ago
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