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Well, here I go again, I am starting over. My last appearance was over a year ago. I became overwhelmed by work, disease, commitments and moods. Just the whole "I don't want to do this anymore" feeling. Now I am right back where I started 4 years ago (minus 2 pounds...). I am feeling sluggish, and every joint in my body is crying out for me to change these bad habits.

My Dr. Is working on my medication mix, but as of today, nothing positive. This is a major reason to get some of this weight off... again. I am going to start with gentle yoga until my muscles start to heal and strengthen, get back in the pool for the joint easy cardio. Then I will move back to my bike and start riding regularly.

An apology to my friends, I am so sorry I just disappeared. I just couldn't be positive in the place I was and I didn't want that attitude to spill over on you. I hope you all have been well and are continuing on in your healthy lives.


Member Since: 12/28/2010

Fitness Minutes: 31,299

My Goals:
I will lose 35 more pounds.

I will continue with my daily morning workouts and I will strive to change them up to challenge myself and keep my body in burn and tone mode.

If my RA is flairing. Then I will continue with some yoga stretches and poses.

My Program:
Currently I have sworn off processed foods and sugar (two and a half months now, Yay me) and I have adopted a healthy vegetarian life style.
I try to work out at least 1.5 tto 2 hours daily, water aerobics 3 times a week, zumba or wii fit 3 times a week and at least 1 bike ride per week..
I am trying to make sure I interact with spark everyday.

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Ok, so this is my frist attempt at creating a page. I guess a little bit about me might be good... I am a 46 year old Grammy to 5 wonderful grandchildren and Mom to 4 awesome Kids. I have a wonderful supportive husband who is my best cheerleader.
All my life I have been up and down the scales. Due to several health issues, I find myself back up on the scales. The one issue that got me here has been somewhat resolved so I am now working to lose about 52 more pounds so that I can manage my other health issues. but more about that later.
I have been a member of Sparkpeople since last year, but have just recenly began "really" using it. So far I am down 10 pounds and looking for motivation to lose the 55.

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    Thanks so much for the Birthday wishes and goodie! Hope you have a great weekend. emoticon
    3261 days ago
    It's so hard when your doing the right things and the scale isn't moving but remember this is a life journey. Just as long as you keep doing the right things you will lose weight. Changes are still going on even if not on the scale, inches can still be lost and your body is adjusting. emoticon emoticon

    My new quote for keeping me motivated is "Nothing tastes as good as Healthy feels". When I start to get discouraged or want to eat, I think of this quote and remember how good I feel. So much healthier and energetic. emoticon

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    3299 days ago
    So glad to hear from you! I know exactly what you mean about people not responding, I've had a few but I try not to take it personal and just keep on trying. Also, thanks for the goodie. Now I am so ready to star Day 2 of Bootcamp! emoticon
    3315 days ago
    Hello and emoticon on your weight loss. I saw your post on Scared to post. I joined that one and the boot camp also. I'm loving SP! Stop by my page and say Hi. We can encourage each other through this challenge. emoticon
    3316 days ago
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