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I am 57 this year. I had started losing weight and toning my muscles, but I have had some major set backs. My Mother had lived with us for 4.5 years. She came in sad shape. While some areas got better the things she done to lose so much of her life have taken a toll and she is now bed ridden and dependant on us to do everything for her. She recently was given a terminal diagnosis. She is expected to live about 3-4 months longer. This has effected me deeply. I lost my job while FMLA. The store I worked at closed it doors and the local locations were sold to another vendor. There are many things that require my full attention. I have not been caring for me. I watch my Mom's health start to spiral out of control. I was up and at her side day and night. We got her back on track or as good as we can expect for her. I have learned many things from my Mother being with me in her golden days than I knew about myself before. Am here again trying to get this part of my life back for me to work with before I can't reclaim health. Thanks for sharing the journey. Wish me luck as I try to build up strengthen and muscles.

Member Since: 2/12/2016

Fitness Minutes: 15,463

My Goals:
As of today My heaviest weight was 263, size 24. Now at 211, sizes 16-18.
Short term goal is to fall under199.
Mid goal is to drop to as close to 150, as lo g as it looks healthy.
Long term goal is to maintain this for life.


My Program:
Eating healthier with smaller portions. Starting an exercise routine and continually increase my activity. Track my daily progress. I have already started bicycling.



Personal Information:
Born in Dallas, TX. May 1961. Married to Joe B. 20 yrs. Moved to San Antonio TX in 2001. Had our daughter, Marilyn age12. Mom lives with us since 2013. Patsy (Mom) is unable to care for herself after strokes. This is my 3rd time to use SP. My heaviest weight was 263, size 24. Now at 211, sizes 16-18.


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Like to walk, watch videos, eat and learn new things.




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  • v SIMONEKP
    Thank you for the blog comment. I know how hard that can be to care for a parent when they are terminally ill. My mother was diagnosed with stage 4 cancer in 2008 and came to live with me in pretty bad shape. It took every ounce of me to take care of her and thankfully, she lived another 8 years before passing. Just try to be in the moment and let yourself feel all the things that you're experiencing.
    725 days ago
  • v OKBACK2MEAGAIN
    Are you interested in a Challenge?

    The Biggest Loser goes for 10 weeks. It consists of 10 teams participating in weekly Fitness and Nutrition challenges. The Spring challenge will be getting started the beginning of March. It consists of fitness and nutrition challenges that are often in a form of a game. If for some reason you cannot do a challenge then they are modified to meet your needs. Often we do the challenge in a game form, we have BINGO and TIC TAC TOE or seasonally themed. For Winter we had Help Santa Fill His Sleigh, Run Rudolf Run and Super Bowl. If you decide this might be for you you can leave your name on the waitlist for the Spring challenge. To get to the Challenge go to my page and click on the Blue Biggest Loser Icon, copy and paste the link below, or let me know and I can send you an invite. Join the Team then sign up on the waitlist. It’s the thread right below the Frosted Fitness Fun Chit Thread.

    http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/group
    s_individual.asp?gid=25339

    Teresa
    728 days ago
  • v no profile image DEBSANKS
    Did I over six miles
    1409 days ago
  • v no profile image DEBSANKS
    Going to get with it
    1409 days ago
  • v LA_BENTANCOURT
    It just got better. Good words from friends make the day brighter.
    1415 days ago
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