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I am GRAMMAELLEN and I am searching for good health. I hope to lose weight, become more active, and improve my outlook on life. I miss the person I used to be, and I am trying to find her again. I have the best dogs ever, Rosie, a shar-pei and a new puppy Lucy who is half rat terrier and half Jack Russell terrier. I want to take them to the park and on walks again. I am lucky enough to have 2 fantastic children, and 3 incredible grandsons. David, Dawson and Devin. I want to be healthy enough to play with my grandkids. I want to watch my grandsons graduate from college. I want to dance at their weddings. I want to watch my great grandkids grow up. I want to feel sexy again. I want my husband to think "Oooo baby!" when he looks at me. I need to feel good about myself and proud of my accomplishments again. Somehow they all got tied up in this weight thing, and I don't know why. I am happy to be where I am in life. And I believe Spark People can help me become healthier, thinner, more active, and just plain improve my overall life experience. I am so thankful that SP exists. It is a truly amazing site. And so, the adventure begins!

Member Since: 9/18/2007

Fitness Minutes: 6,968

My Goals:
Weight Loss

Lose 1 pound per week until I reach my goal weight of 150lbs.


Walk at least 3 times per week.
Get my husband to walk with me at least 1 time per week.

Begin strength traing at least 2 times per week.


Keep my blood sugar below 140 at all times.
Lower my blood pressure until I no longer need medication to control it.
Keep my HgbA1C below 5.9
Lower my cholesterol to below 200.
Increase my HDL to 55.


Wake up everyday with a positive attitude!
Feel confident and proud of my accomplishments.
Be more outgoing and less fearful of meeting new people.
Write a blog at least once a week.

My Program:
MOST IMPORTANT! Journal everything I eat every day.

Walk every day, even if it is just for 5 minutes.

Eat at least 5 fruits and vegetables per day.

8-10 glasses of water per day.

Avoid deserts and alcohol and other empty calories.

Stick to my exercise schedule.

Set realistic goals and take baby steps to reach them.

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"Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great ones make you feel that you, too can become great." Mark Twain

When despair for the world grows in me
and I wake in the night at the least sound
in fear of what my life and my children’s lives may be,
I go and lie down where the wood drake
rests in his beauty on the water, and the great heron feeds.
I come into the peace of wild things
who do not tax their lives with forethought
of grief. I come into the presence of still water.
And I feel above me the day-blind stars
waiting with their light. For a time
I rest in the grace of the world, and am free.

Wendell Berry

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