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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: 322,432

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 11 Habits of Successful Women
    1- She makes time for herself
    2- She challenges herself
    3- She educates herself
    4- She understands guilt, acknowledges it and moves on.
    5- She knows healthy doesn't always mean going to the gym.
    6- She is financially savvy
    7- She smiles
    8- She can step away from her job and have a life outside of the workplace.
    9- She sets herself goals and methods for keeping track of them.
    10-She celebrates wins, both big and small.
    11- She helps others through selfless acts of kindness.
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    "Great works are performed, not by strength, but by perseverance." ~Samuel Johnson
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    "If you will call your troubles experiences, and remember that every experience develops some latent force within you, you will grow vigorous and happy, however adverse your circumstances may seem to be."-- John R. Miller
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