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April 2013. The end of a long day.

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July 3, 2013. With my BFF SparkBuddie, my daughter.

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I am 73 years old now. I've been on Spark since September of 2012 and I'm still fighting the battle of the bulge. These last 2-1/2 years have been tough. My husband had back surgery - then cancer that went into remission - then shoulder surgery - and now cancer again. Somewhere in there we also had 4 deaths in the family. My life has turned into one big care-taking project and I have gained 25+ pounds. Surgery a couple years ago seems to have derailed my body's ability to lose weight. SparkPeople has been my lifeline to sanity, connecting me to wonderful people who have supported me through these difficult times. I also know where to find help and encouragement towards renewing my self-care efforts. So having just had a birthday, I'm still here, still trying to stay healthy. Maybe this will be the year of a successful breakthrough.

Member Since: 9/12/2012

Fitness Minutes: 43,716

My Goals:
My goals are simple: get my weight down about 25 more pounds and my clothes down about 2 clothing sizes. My A1C has crept up into the early diabetic range and getting that down has to take top priority.

My Program:
I will continue to get onto SP everyday and to track my calories when I do. Exercise will come when I can find time.

Personal Information:
I have transitioned from the paid workforce to retired status and look forward to discovering new places and creating new friendships.

Other Information:
I am deeply immersed in a wide variety of metaphysical activities. I welcome correspondence with those who share this journey.

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    Hi Carol, checking in on you and hubby. We made it to a new month. I hope it is a better one for you and hubby. I read that hubby was weak and unsteady. I know you worry about him falling. Doesn't give you much me time watching after him. emoticon Hugs. We have rain and thunderstorms right now, an hour ago it was 89 with heat index of 97 and humidity 79%. Not too comfortable outside. I keep getting up and walking through the house and drinking water. I do what I can. My yard man quit. I am surprised he lasted as long as he did. He is a stroke survivor and has very limited use of his left side. But he loves to mow. I will have to find a replacement. Hope you have a great week. Have a safe and fun 4th of July.
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    104 days ago
    Thanks for your support and encouragement. emoticon
    111 days ago
    Hope you are great.
    Enjoy your visit with your granddaughter.
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    117 days ago
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    Thank you for continuing to give encouragement, even when feeling a bit discombobulated yourself. emoticon
    125 days ago
    Just checking in Carol, I had a better week. I am eating less carbs and processed food, always makes me feel better. Still insecure about getting out and walking on my rocky uneven drive-way. Using my front and back deck for most walking then moving indoors as it gets too hot pretty early now. It is that time of the year. Hope you and hubby are both doing OK. I know while he is getting treatments it can be rough. With his history of unsteadiness I know you worry about him falling. Bet you watch him like a hawk. I know I would. Hope you have a good day get some me time. emoticon emoticon emoticon
    126 days ago
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