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Sarah and Sherry

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Helena's 3-year pictures are in. It was just yesterday that Sherry told me she was pregnant. How'd they do that???

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My beautiful baby.


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Four surgeries in the last two years have set me back a bit. But I've turned the corner and am coming on strong.

The nine years I have been a member have been great. I have learned so much about how to improve myself, from the site itself and the other members that have become my friends. I have come to rely on the encouragement and support that I get from all. I'm grateful for what I have learned and am looking forward to finding new ways to improve myself.

Member Since: 5/20/2010

Fitness Minutes: 331,086

My Goals:
I want to eat and exercise correctly every day. I want to improve myself: learn something new every day, stay in a schedule that is good for me, and help others when I can.

My Program:
I am learning more with each passing day and finding more ways to improve myself. Stress and anxiety have been my biggest problems and I've been working hard to overcome them. I sometimes let myself slack on my schedule and am always working on that.

Personal Information:
I am from Detroit. I lived in Alabama for 14 years, but came back home to help with Mom in 2010. May of 2015 brought me back to Huntsville, AL. I live with my youngest daughter and granddaughter in my oldest's daughter's house. My oldest and her husband live 3 minutes away. My email address is

Other Information:
I love reading, arts and crafts, sports, and spending time with family and friends. I enjoy spending time on SP.
I am spending a great deal of time with Helena, my granddaughter, and loving every minute of it.

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    emoticon just sharing a quote by Buddha:

    “I never see what has been done; I only see what remains to be done.”

    That is often how I feel so just using this as a reminder that emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    17 hours ago
    ~ emoticon ~~ emoticon ~~Moving forward~~ emoticon ~~ emoticon ~~~
    Keep moving forward and only look back to see how far you've come.

    Every moment wasted looking back, keeps us from moving forward.

    Look forward with hope, not backwards with regret,

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    emoticon ~~Let's not look back, but continue moving forward~~ emoticon
    1 day ago
    "Work hard for what you want because it won't come to you without a fight. You have to be strong and courageous and know that you can do anything you put your mind to. If somebody puts you down or criticizes you, just keep on believing in yourself and turn it into something positive." ~Leah LaBelle
    3 days ago
    I'd like to share some words of wisdom about persistence from Napoleon Hill.

    4 Steps that lead to habit of persistence:

    A definite purpose backed by a burning desire for its fulfillment.
    A definite plan, expressed in continuous action.
    A mind closed tightly against all negative and discouraging influences, including negative suggestions of relatives, friends and acquaintances.
    A friendly alliance with one or more person who will encourage you to follow through with both plan and purpose.

    Whatever your goals are: don't give up on them! Persistence leads to success!
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    5 days ago
    emoticon Just stopping by with this quote from Plato:

    “Lack of activity destroys the good condition of every human being, while movement and methodical physical exercise save it and preserve it.”

    So, remember to get out there and do some movement and methodical physical exercise! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    7 days ago
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