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43 years OLD

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

I had hit a point in my life where I felt like a senior citizen - I have two grown sons 23 & 18 and have been single for almost 8 years. I am seriously out of shape and have used food to self medicate for way too long. I have asthma and recently found out my sugar is dangerously high. Looking on Facebook I see class mates my age getting married for the 1st time, having babies and ushering around their children - they look young to me.... We are all 43... I saw a picture on my goal board that said "live in the present" it really made me pause and think... How much time have I wasted looking at the past or fretting about the future while today was passing me by.... Today's goal = be 43 years young!
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  • no profile photo _DANA_09
    Congratulations on your decision to get healthier. In 42 and have 4 children, the oldest of whom is 20. I've also lost over 100 pounds and maintained the loss for 3 years. Looking forward to seeing your progress. :)
    2199 days ago
    Hello...Spark People has become my support groups for you see I am a recovering grease-holic. Yes, it is true if you can "fry it" I can "eat it".

    Moderation is a very important key to being successful in our journey. One day at a time....Look for small victories...Look for non-scale successes.

    Spark People research has found that people who get involved in social teams tend to be more successful in their efforts.

    I want to personally invite you to join the SparkPeople's Official Healthy Habits Challenge Team. There you will find others that will support you in your journey and you will be able to help others as well.

    On our team page BOBCATGIRL76 one of our team leaders has a great article to check out. Let me know what you think.

    We are here to help. YOU can DO this! Oh by the way...have you ever tried Fried cardboard, don't have much favor but a nice crunch....lol....Live life today.

    Remember: By Endurance we conquer-Shackleton

    2217 days ago
    That's right- 43 years OLD is better than the alternative- but it's a waste if you aren't enjoying every minute you are given. Good luck on your journey!
    2218 days ago
  • JIBBIE49
    I had little children at 43 as my children then were 2, 3, 6, 9 and 18. Stay working, have a GOOD disability insurance policy and enjoy being single. You will probably have GC to be taking care of before long.
    2219 days ago
  • SPEEDY143
    emoticon attitude emoticon Oh, and BTW 43 IS young emoticon LOVE your red hair emoticon
    2219 days ago
    Enjoy everyday

    God bless,

    2219 days ago
  • no profile photo CD1987279
    2219 days ago
    Good attitude!
    2219 days ago
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