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Me belly dancing at dance recital in 1994

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Wedding reception maternal grandmother Glenna Marie in which I got my middle name from. August 1980

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My hubby loves me unconditionally and for this I am blessed. Picture taken June 2017

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Happiness for everyday given to us by God to cherish the moments that matter most in life!

Spend more time with those you love because we never know how long they will be with us.. start making memories with them today!

Do one random act of kindness at least once a day if not once or more a week. Even just give out compliments you don't know how bad someone might need to hear it that day!

Member Since: 1/13/2008

Fitness Minutes: 7,805

My Goals:
I am currently laid up with a quarter size wound on the bottom of my left foot. I have a broken knee cap on my right legs so I am unable to support myself using one leg and crutches. I am to stay completely off of that foot 95% of the time. So I am currently using my transport w/c and doing some chair exercises hoping to no gain any weight. My A1c went up slightly this last visit and he is says that the inactivity has contributed to that.

I have the encouragement and support of a very loving non-judgemental team. I love that this team fits like a glove. I am really going to be watching what I am eating more closely now more than ever.

Any suggestions to get in more activity with my left foot not even touching the floor or marching as that causes it to break away from the new skin it is developing. Ugh!

They should just jack up these eyebrows and give me a whole new body! LOL

My Program:
1. Drink more water to be feel more hydrated and ultimately feel better.

2. Reduce sugar drinks including sugar-free flavored waters.

3. Watch my portions and eat off a 9" plate.

4. Walk 3-5 times a week with hubby/ Duane , darling daughter Melissa ( RUBECCAL)

5. Plan meals in advance.

6. Get better sleep to decrease pain and have more stamina. I will wear my c-pap & O2 faithfully which helps my muscles to get the O2 they need as they are very weak without wearing it all the time. It is hard to walk up the 40 ft ramp on the front of my house as my legs would get really weak just doing that little bit of an incline. Now they are doing much better. The doctor also expressed that he would like to see me using it during the day as well. I have to walk with a rollator walker and I just can't seem to find anything that will mount the O2 on the front of it so far.

Personal Information:
I am 56 years old. I am working on losing weight to become more healthy and also live long enough to spent some time with my husband.. I love to do stitchery, sewing and many other crafts. I used to volunteer for Utah's annual Belly Dance Festival for about 15++ years I had to give it up due to my back and knees becoming so horrible. Now I try to do random acts of kindness mainly for friends to make their day special for them.

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You can ask me anything any time~

I will be honest with you all the time~

The miracle isn't that I finished. The miracle is that I had the courage to start. - John Bingham LOVE THIS I am making it my new Mantra.. as I started walking more seriously for ME~

You get what you put into it~ always contribute to the result you want~

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  • v 911BRAD
    Paula, thanks for well wishes, Goodie, and sweet note. Re: Sugar... I kick off a sugar cleanse by allowing myself as much of anything I want with the exception of sweets. (Candy, bakery items, ice cream, etc.) The cravings dissipate after about 3 days, my mind can then take control and I start to eat more sensibly... after a couple weeks on this course I start tracking.
    Because you can eat anything I don't feel deprived... it's strange how a few pieces of Halloween candy can knock me off my game... beware.

    Much love and best wishes coming out to you and the family... Brad & Sammie
    4 hours ago
    The Foreigner concerts sounds like fun! Good ticket prices, too. Concerts tend to be expeensive here in the Twin Cities too, I don't go to nearly as many concerts as I used to.

    I haven't been up to too much exciting, but I'm okay with that! Just enjoying fall here in Minnesota, it's the best time of year. I love walking along the Mississippi River, which Minneapolis and St. Paul have mostly set aside as a park system so you can really explore the river!
    32 days ago

    Comment edited on: 9/16/2019 3:24:31 PM
  • v RHVICK
    Thanks so much for your sweet comment on my page. You know I always want to hear everything you have to say. I'm so glad your new doctor is helping your foot to have gradual improvement. I pray for a speedier recovery and less pain. More hugs, my friend.
    40 days ago
    Just wanted to say HI emoticon and find out how you are doing.

    Hugs my dear sweet friend.
    Some Love and Prayers too...
    46 days ago
    GF, you must stop falling!!! Yikes! No more wrecks either. I'm glad no one was hurt. The teen sounds like he is driving way too fast. I have heard good things about chiropractors so I hope you can find a good one. The staple gun therapy sounds horrible.

    I am slowly improving. Really working at it. Thanks for the prayers and I will keep you in mine. i want you better ASAP. Hugs.
    46 days ago
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