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nana2threegirls (aka my friend Judy:) and me at Pepes in Mohegan Sun

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my youngest daughter Alyssa, Me, and my son Steve in our driveway. Blizzard of Feb 2013. UGH!

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Ok, It's now April, 2013... 4 years since I first joined SP. And only 14 pounds lighter!! Kind of sad, but I guess I could be 14 pounds HEAVIER right? In the interim, I have been trying WW, with no great success. I have no thyroid due to cancer, so my endocrine system is a challenge to say the least. Not a good fit for losing weight. But I am giving it my all. I have to. I have a few other challenges as well, such as feet that were damaged from surgery, and a bad knee that needs surgery. LOL! I am trying to avoid that at all costs by going to the gym and doing strength training to strengthen the muscles to take the load off my knee. Always something when you get old! I am looking for support from my fellow Sparkies! Anyone in Ct especially that can maybe meet up would be even better. I am currently unemployed looking for work. Not too optimistic in Ct., but again. I am doing my best to keep trying:)
I look forward to meeting up with old friends on here and hopefully meeting some new ones!

"You're not a failure if you don't make it. You're a success because you tried"
- Susan Jeffers

"If you look at what you have in life, you'll always have more. If you look at what you don't have in life, you'll never have enough."
-Oprah Winfrey

"If you really want to do something, you'll find a way. If you don't, you'll find an excuse".
- Jim Rohn

Member Since: 9/16/2008

Fitness Minutes: 10,130

My Goals:
My goals are to get my life back to the "me I was 8 years ago, before all the chaos set in" I believe when the weight starts to shed.. the person will emerge. I have a lot of healing to do. Both physical and emotional.

My Program:
I am sticking to a diet of below 1600 calories and going to the gym. I have a personal trainer so I do stength training 3 days a week, and have enjoyed learning Zumba, which I try to do 2 days a week. Zumba is very hard on my feet which give me pain, but I do my best:). I need to build up my strength as well as lose weight.

Personal Information:
I live in North Haven, Ct. I am VERY patriotic. I have three kids and two step kids My youngest daughter is also a member of SP. My son is a nurse at Backus hospital in Norwich, and my oldest daughters lives in Texas with her boyfriend and the newest member of our family, my granddaughter, Annabelle. She is a veteran of the US Army and I am very proud of her as I am all of our men and women in uniform. Our family has been hit by tragedy a few times. My Grandmother was killed by a drunk driver, my daughter's fiance was killed in the war in Iraq. All the soldiers are my matter what your feelings about the war, please support our soldiers:) It is because of them, we have our freedom.
I am a volunteer for Soldiers Angels. Check it out below:)

Other Information:
It's the little things in life that make me smile.
First and foremost my kids:)
Second, I love music and probably can find a song for every memory in my life..good and bad.
Gardening is my passion...Flowers make me smile:)
I also enjoy nature, esp. birds.. feeding them and housing them.

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