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Hello and welcome to my spark page.

I am really looking forward to starting the 5% Fall challenge. I have been doing these challenges with the SUDS team since 2013. I love these challenges as they help to keep me motivated and doing my best to stay on track. It has not always been easy to keep going, but doing something is better than nothing.

I have had my share of set backs and I have tried very hard to not get discouraged but to keep on going. I am a care giver for my husband as he is a 100% disabled vet, who served 27 years in the Navy. He is still mobile but falls and I don't leave him for any longer than I have to. I am a 5 year Breast Cancer survivor. The treatments take a toll on your body and takes a while to get over. The meds I take to help keep the cancer from returning makes you gain weight, affects your joints and bones and just make you feel yucky at times. My oncologist tells me to work through it and don't give in to it. I am trying very hard to do just that. I saw my oncologist for my 6 month check up and I am still in remission and on July 1st of this year I will see him again and the will do tests on my tumor to see how aggressive it is. This will determine if I will stay on meds for another 5 years. God has been good to me and that is one reason, if not most important, I keep going and don't ever give up.

NEVER GIVE UP is what I try to live by. If I have a bad day I just keep going the next day. I know I can do it!!

Best of luck to my fellow DAWGIEs, old and new. WE CAN DO THIS!! Let's show the other teams what we DAWGS are made of!!

Member Since: 4/10/2008

Fitness Minutes: 207,682

My Goals:
I hope to continue losing weight to avoid heart problems and diabetes as these are two health problems that run in my family. I am currently on a diabetic diet as I was borderline on being a diabetic. I will exercise every day and drink my water. I am participating in the 2020 5% Fall Challenge and want to meet my goal during this challenge. I also will be fighting to keep my cancer from returning.

My Program:
I have a treadmill and an elliptical that I use at home. I also have several other exercise machines and various exercise videos I use. I use the pre-diabetic diet now and of course I use the tools available for me here at SP! I am slowly making progress and I know that one day I will reach my ultimate goal. I have dropped my A1c from 6.0 to 5.7 so I am in the normal range for not becoming diabetic.

Personal Information:
I am 68 the mother of 4 and have my 12 grandchildren and 1 great graanddaughter. My husband retired from the Navy after serving for 27 yrs. I got to live in Rota, Spain and I also got to visit Bermuda. We will be married 49 years this year. We also have our first great grandchild. She brings a lot of joy to us.

Other Information:
I live in TN and I am a retired Teacher's Asst. I worked with special needs children and I miss them terribly. I am trying to get use to not working every day and this is really a hard thing for me to get use too. I have developed some bad habits since I retired, like staying up too late and sleeping in too late. Things have got to change and get back into a regular routine.

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  • v MOMIN09
    Welcome to Sparkpeople and Biggest Loser Fans. I am here if you ever need anything.
    Good luck with your goals!

    4395 days ago
  • v ROXANA55
    Hi thee my name is Roxana,

    It sounds like we all have the same blessing . My oldest son has also moved back home. He lot his job also he has found work now and back in school. I'm pound of him. The house is a little filler than normal but that's okay. I'm glade we can lend a hand. It is just temporary.
    It can get overwhelming at time but like you I depend on the Lord. Pray, praise and enjoy Him. When all else fails I come outside in my back house and walk on the treadmill or jump on the small tarpaulin that I have out there. I help my kids take care of there children while they work and I know you know that can be stressful. So yes I've gain about 45 unwanted pounds. My goal is 37 pounds but really I want to get back to 110lbs. I'm short. Just keep moving, walking anything. I promised myself I want put myself down I will just keep start over every time I eat to much or don't work out. emoticon I too am a Para-Educator for the Beth el School District. Don't get to work much though, because my honey and I baby sit. emoticon
    4402 days ago

    Comment edited on: 10/11/2008 7:35:34 PM
  • v MARTY19
    I wish I only had 8 more pounds. I need to lose 12 to hit goal of 130 but I think I am aiming for 125. I'll see how I look if I ever get there. LOL
    4402 days ago
    hi and welcome to the oct message bored l know the feeling with the kids coming home we had that for a few years but hopefully they are ok now?

    hope your children will be ok and your dd finds a job and your son will not have to file for bankruptcy

    we had to do that a few years ago and it is hard to get back on your feet

    l to suffered a bad depression when my oldest grandaughter moved far away and gained big time? she is now living close to us so it is ok now . stupid thing to do l know but what can l say? it happened
    l am also trying to get back into my program due to a lot of health issues am gaining but finally got back into my exercise program this week so hope this will start a down ward scale mark good luck and take care everything will work out soon norma Ontario Canada
    4403 days ago

    Comment edited on: 10/11/2008 1:24:11 PM
  • v MARTY19
    Hi Sue,
    I am standing with my beautiful 21 yr old daughter who has lost 35+ pounds. She looks great and I look good just standing with her. Never fear - I am still a weeble. I kinda like being one.
    4404 days ago