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This is hard hat I wore for 21 years as a power plant operator

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These are my mantras for this year

No Beat Ups----Just Get Ups

Git Er Done !!!

Every day may not be good but there is something good in every day.

I did not do what I should have done in 2011. This is a new year and a new chance to make a difference.The only one keeping me from succeeding is me.

My biggest downfall is night eating.I am determined to beat my Food Demon and control the night eating.
Also not stopping eating when full and eating when not hungry.
I do have a lot of heath issues that makes it difficult at times. But losing weight will make those health issues easier to live with.

I am so blessed to have a very supportive husband.By now most of you are very familier with him too and know how wonderful he is to me.
I am so glad I found this site. I have made so many wonderful friends who support and encourage me each day.I couldn't do this without them.They have been here for me thru both good and bad.
I will continue to blog every day and do a video every once in awhile.My blogs can be about anything. All depends on my mood that day. Sometimes they are really corny.But if you follow them you will get a good sense of who I am real quick.
I also plan on being very active on this web site. I will be active on message boards and join teams that fit me.I don't want to join too many teams as it will spread me too thin and I want to be supportive to others. Only those that have been thru it can truly understand the ups and downs.

This year my goals for 2012 will be
1.Conquer night eating
2 Lose 60#
3 Avoid stress and all people who cause me stress.
4. Be a better Spark friend

My Long Term Goals

1. Get below 300# ***
2. Get to 250#
3. Get to 200#

Finish each day
And be done with it.
You have done what you could.
Some blunders and
Absurdities have crept in.
Forget them as soon as you can."


Member Since: 8/17/2008

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My Goals:
My main goal is to lose weight to take the load off my heart and all other body parts.
One important goal is to lose enough weight to sit on floor and be able to get up by myself. And to cross my legs.

And to beat my Food Demon and conquer my night time over eating.
Stop eating when I am full and not eat when I am not hungry.

My Program:
Because of health problems exercise is limited to sitting exercises.I have several tapes that I try to use on a daily basis.
I am weighing and counting every calorie I eat. I am trying to stay between 1500 to 1700 cal. Also staying away from restaurants and take out food.Therefore I am cooking more meals and always on lookout for tasty low calorie meals.

Personal Information:
My name is Eleni and I live in Tarpon Springs Florida. I am 66 years old and disabled because of a bad heart.My wonderful husband and I have been married for almost 20 years after dating for 7.We both had teenagers and I wanted to wait.Between us we have 8 children and 12 grandchildren.We had our1st great grandchiId in June. I worked for 21 years as an operator in a power plant that makes electricity.I was one of only a few women to do this job.I retired 12 years ago and now there are no women doing what I did. I originally got my job because at the time companies were being forced to hire women. I was not welcomed in the power plant but I had 5 kids to feed as I was a single parent at the time. I had to prove myself daily for 21 years.
I took an early retirement because of heart but did continue to work as a sercurity guard for another 3 years.Then heart got too bad for me to work anymore. I spend most of my time at home.

Other Information:
I enjoy reading anything except romance novels which I never read.
I enjoy the computer and have been doing more and more on it.I am now on Facebook.
I also like TV and I crochet on rare occasions. I am also a pen and ink artist and amatuer photograher. Altho I haven't been doing much art lately and most pictures are taken from my back room of animals that wander in..
I also was a member of TOPS for many years and spent several years as leader.
Am very happy with the new friends I am making on Spark and their support is helping me so much.They are now family . Hopefully I will be able to help them also . Joining Spark has been one of my smartest moves.

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    Sending you love and light across the cosmos my dear friend! emoticon
    1893 days ago
  • v ALIALI2013
    Happy Belated 4th of July..I was gone over the 4th, but I had to stop by today and wish you a Happy Belated 4th.

    I KNOW the beauty of God's fireworks can never be compared to, and that you are loving every minute of them with all who've gone before us. My Dad and all are joking and having time, and I can just hear him. I missed his voice when he was unable to talk because of that horrible disease, and I know you would be laughing along with him and all the other angels up there.

    How can you ever forget those like yourself and my've all left your marks on our lives, and you'll never be forgotten, through generation after generation.

    So Happy Belated 4th of July, my friend, may it have brightened up your world, if that's even possible! emoticon
    1937 days ago
    Ms.Eleni....sending you love and letting you know how much we all miss you..we have no fear that we will see you again a little further down the river when the time is right. Big hugs my darling friend! emoticon
    2026 days ago
    Beautiful Ms. Eleni...we are keeping your page alive and letting you know that we love you so much! Hugs my beautiful friend! emoticon
    2026 days ago
  • v ALIALI2013
    I know you're up there, watching over us...and I just wanted to stop by and wish you a Happy Easter. I love knowing the story behind gives us hope, and helps me know that because of what Easter is about..that one day I'll be up there with my family, and my friends, yes you included.

    I miss our little "chats" here, but I know you and all the others, couldn't be happier. You know, I just noticed...your background has bluebirds...those were always my Dad's favorites...that brings tears to my eyes. and even more of a sign that he is around me, always..and I know you are around your family, too.

    Happy Easter, my friend...I'm so glad you can enjoy life once more. *hugs* emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    2031 days ago
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