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My eldest Grandson -Tanner graduation - 30 May 2016

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With Gunnar, Harper and Tanner at the the Zoo, July 2015. 3 of my grandkids

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Me and my newest Granddaughter, Harper -- July 2015

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Starting over again for a third time :( Hello and welcome to my Spark page. My name is Patty and I am 61 years old. I'm a Cancerian, an animal lover and I have 2 grown children, 6 grandchildren and will be welcoming my third great-grandchild soon. I enjoy Farmer's Markets and shows about the paranormal and ghost hunting. I first started my Spark journey back in January of 2008. I had great success using the tools and recording my progress here on Spark People as long as I didn't stay too long browsing on the site. I lost over 40 pounds and started feeling really good about myself again. Unfortunately, I stopped going to the gym and recording calories and exercises. I gained back 15 pounds more than what I started with over the last 8 years. I am also battling high cholesterol now along with my hypothyroidism. The one bright spot in these dreadful years is that I managed to finally quit smoking in November of 2013. Yep, I finally kicked that disgusting 40 plus year habit!!! I had fought with severe acid reflux disease for many years which made it almost impossible to do some of the exercises I was interested in. In May of 2015 I finally had my reflux fixed with the Nissen Fundoplication surgery because I was told that the stomach acid was getting into my lungs. I must say that I haven't had to take even 1 antacid or anything since and I feel like a new woman. Thankfully, like a true friend, Spark People is still here waiting for me and ready to help me get back on track. We have a brand new VASA Fitness gym opening this summer not too far from me over by Centennial Park. I'm really looking forward to it. The old gym in West Valley is nothing to be proud of and I hope they will keep this new one nice. I've always enjoyed the water and even though I'm not a strong swimmer, I do enjoy paddling around the pool and getting more exercise that way. I do a mean sidestroke. ;) I've never done a water aerobics class but I think I would like to add that as a new adventure. ;) I would also like to get back to my Zumba. It's so much fun. I was born and raised in Utah and do believe in God but I'm not very religious. I don't go to, or belong to, any specific church at this time. I just consider myself spiritual I guess. I've been thinking that I'd like to find a nice church but there are so many different religions, how do you know which one is true? Looking forward to springtime. I would like to get out to the parks or maybe City Creek Mall and start with a little walking to help me get out of the house (and my comfort zone) more. I've always liked Murray Park. It has lots of shade and the baby ducklings are always so much fun to watch. Well, I guess that's about it for now. Have a fantabulous day!!! :D

Member Since: 1/15/2008

Fitness Minutes: 38,200

My Goals:
I want to be able to fit into my first leather jacket again without feeling like a freak show.

My Program:
I'm using the nutrition tracker daily, watching my portion sizes and have started exercising regularly again.

Personal Information:
My name is Patty and I live in West Valley City, Utah here in the Salt Lake Valley.

I am the mother of 2 great kids, 6 fantastic grandkids and 1 fantabulous great grandson.

Other Information:
I collect dragons and other fantasy items. I enjoy shows about the supernatural/paranormal.
I am an animal lover.

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