GRANDMACHERY

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Celebrating my 61st birthday.



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So fun being a grandma.



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only way I could see Mall of America.


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After years of out of control eating, and having hit my 60's - 61 to be exact- I find myself morbidly obese and frightened! Looking at recent pictures of me at my birthday celebration was a real revelation of what others truly do see. Beyond that, I have handicapped myself from going a lot of places now because it's too painful to walk any distance.

Table and chairs only in restaurants -never booths - and for sure I need a chair with no arms; that's my first concern when going out. Many sofas and chairs are a bit too low for me, and it is a terrible struggle to get up. Getting down on my knees to clean or garden or play with grandkids is out, out, out!! What have I done to myself and WHY?

i want a normal life back. I'd like to be able to walk without pain, and breeze in and out of places instead of the awful "lumbering" walking that I do. So, I have come here to start a journey to better health and greater mobility. The time will never be more right than right now.


Member Since: 8/13/2009

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My Goals:
. My main goal right at this time is to become more active. I love to swim and plan to start lap swimming in a few weeks.

With regard to eating I am at this point trying to cut down the amount of food I eat each day and make better choices.


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I am at the very beginning of this journey, so I am spending quite a bit of time getting acquainted with this web site and all it has to offer. I've been encouraged by the words and successes of the people who have responded to me here!



Personal Information:
I am a wife, mother of three, grandmother of four who lives in western Washington.
I've been married to my wonderful husband for 39 years.
I love spending time with our family and our friends, and with my elderly Mother in Oregon.




Other Information:
My hobby is card making. I've been doing it for about 7 years now, and enjoy being creative in that way.
The books I enjoy reading are generally suspense novels like the Mary Higgins Clarke ones.
I definitely enjoy TV - too much so - primarily the Law and Order series, In Plain Sight, and Cold Case Files, as well as Golden Girls, Frazier, and American Idol.





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  • v DAWNWATERWOMAN
    Happy New Year to you! Brightest blessings for 2011 to be the happiest & healthiest year EVER! I'm so glad that we're SPARK FRIENDS & that we're on this journey to better health & happiness together!
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    3585 days ago
  • v DAWNWATERWOMAN
    Merry Sunday! I hope that you're having a good weekend with lots of fun & fitness with family & friends. The SMILE EPIDEMIC continues! Here's a smile to brighten your day. Why not challenge yourself to spread 6 more smiles across Spark today! I hope that this next week is a happy & healthy one for you & yours. Bright blessings to you! Love, Dawn emoticon emoticon emoticon
    3689 days ago
  • v DAWNWATERWOMAN
    Merry September & Happy Labor Day! I hope that you're enjoying the holiday with lots of fun & fitness with family & friends. I'm still spreading the SMILE EPIDEMIC! Here's a smile to brighten your day. Thanks for being my spark friend and for being on the journey to better health & fitness with me. Bright blessings to you! Love, Dawn emoticon emoticon emoticon
    3703 days ago
  • v DAWNWATERWOMAN
    I've found that SMILES are contagious. I am trying to start an epidemic. Here's a smile to brighten your day. Thanks for being my spark friend and for being on the journey to better health & fitness with me. Bright blessings to you! Love, Dawn emoticon emoticon emoticon
    3717 days ago
  • v NOTABOUTHEFACE
    Thanks for the blog comment! Yes, definitely keep your page up. Nothing to be gained by taking it down. Let me know if you need any help or to talk!
    3804 days ago
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