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Kellie helping to celebrate my birthday, her first outing!

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I'm Missy, a 59 year old who was suddenly widowed in February 2017. Some of you knew my husband as CaptainCookie.

I am from New Orleans and now live just northwest of the city. A common greeting here is, "Where ya at?" Native New Orleanians are often, therefore, called Yats.

I have worked at home since 1989 as a transcriber for court reporters, law enforcement agencies, physicians, and others. That means I've sat in front of a computer monitor for untold hours at a time and grown fatter and fatter, eventually being a slug who never moved and then a slug who COULDN'T move.

I had gastric sleeve surgery in July 2017 and as of March 2018 I have lost 85 pounds. I have a long way to go but I'm making progress!

SparkPeople has added so many dear friends and a vitally important measure of accountability to my life. I've been away far too long. With God's help I hope to be an encouragement to others here and a blessing to the community. Apart from Him I can do nothing. With Him all things are possible.

(Thanks for not giving up on me, Lou!)

Member Since: 5/21/2009

Fitness Minutes: 12,387

My Goals:
To become healthier and more energetic.

My Program:
My daily nutrition plan is: Under 1,000 calories, under 100 carbs, 60-85 grams of protein, and 64 ounces of water.

My fitness plan is a minimum of three, 30-minute sessions of low impact or water aerobics per week.

My goal is to implement a walking regimen that I can live with, even as the sweltering heat of southeast Louisiana sets in!

Personal Information:
I am active in our church family, love to read, like playing online games, and enjoy connecting with family and friends as often as possible in person and on FaceBook. If you are on FB, I hope you will befriend me there!

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  • v BLUESKY104
    Hi Missy -- thanks for the Spark goodie -- I needed that big happy smile after the weekend In have had. Doing better so far today with the stresses of my life and have not fallen into unbridled eating emoticon

    Have a good day today.
    4353 days ago
  • v BLUESKY104
    Hi Missy
    Welcome to Spark people and hello from the Bookworms team. - Reading Clan of Cave Bear -- after so many years of knowing about them and not getting around to them -- so far I like it- am anot quite 1/2 through book one.

    Good luck with your weight loss goals -if you ever need anything just Spark mail me or drop by my page emoticon
    4355 days ago

    Comment edited on: 6/7/2009 10:18:58 PM
    Hello, just wanted to welcome you to sparks, It seems like I have been on here forever. I think maybe 3 times in the course of 10yrs. I drop out for long periods of time. I think maybe this time I will hang in here while I start eating healthier it may do me some good.
    I am gearing myself up to start my sugar detox this coming weekend.... I am preparing to start this next Monday. This Monday, no this Monday, Monday really. emoticon

    I think you will like everyone here they are so fun, supportive, loving and caring you will see. Take it one day at a time!

    4355 days ago
    Hi smellingham thanks for the response. I want to get out and do more. I have back problem that causes me not to be able to go back to work. So I am applying for disability and right now I am very bored, but the pain keeps me from doing much of anything. As we encourage each other I feel we will get through this journey. emoticon Keep up the good work.
    4358 days ago
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