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My two granddaughters hamming it up in the kitchen

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My big sister and I trying to take a selfie on our girl's weekend at Holden Beach.

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New Year, New Start (AGAIN)! Time to re-adjust my sails once again.
When I joined Sparks 7 years ago, I was a broken person...both mentally and physically. The support of the wonderful people I met here helped me to heal. I lost weight and gained my confidence again.
Then my life not only got upside down, but sideways and has been a whirling ever since. It has taken me a long time to come to grips with all these ever evolving changes. Just when I get confident in my job, it gets changed again. Since coming to my job in Ohio, I have held 3 positions, and changed teams 5 times.
Friday I start on a new team yet again. All new employees to try and figure out and motivate. It is hard to work on myself when I am constantly having to work on others....but I am still trying. I turn 60 in September of this year and I want to meet the new decade in better shape than I am now.

Member Since: 7/11/2008

Fitness Minutes: 103,148

My Goals:
I joined SP in July, 2008, lost 46 lbs. and was doing a good job of keeping it off...until May of 2010. That is when my world as I knew it ceased to be. In just two short months I had to change jobs (after 30 years), change states (after 53 years) and leave all my family behind. I put back on 20+ of those hard fought lbs. I am trying to get a handle on my eating (and my attitude) once again. I want to lose this "Ohio" weight, I just need to find my motivation again.

My Program:
I have started back on a low carb diet and I am getting back to tracking my food and get my 8+ glasses of water a day. I plan to ride my bike as much as I can as soon as the weather allows. I also am going to an arthritis water exercise class. I have a Jawbone UP2 that I am using to track my steps and I am working up to 10000 steps a day.

Personal Information:
I am from a small town in the mountains of VA. I am 55 years young. I have two grown children, two beautiful granddaughters, one 4 years old and the other almost 12 years old. After working at the same place for almost 30 years, I had to transfer to keep my job. I had to move to another state after living in the same county for 53 years. It has been a tough 5 years for me (with 3 more to go until retirement), but I am a survivor and I will make it.

Other Information:
I love to ride my bicycle, go to the beach, and play with my granddaughters as much as possible. I especially like it when I can do all three at the same time!
I love reading good mysteries, watching British mystery shows, and listening to good rock music...old or new.

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  • v LUCYVLH1
    wow..thanks for adding me to your friends..and I hope you don't mind that I reciprocated. Please feel to call on me anytime and I will do my best to always be there to help as much as I can. we are all on this journey together.
    4639 days ago
  • v LUCYVLH1
    So glad to have you. I also live in a small town outside of Richmond. I love the of my favorite escapes. Hope you will find all the tools you need emotionally, and physically to help you reach your goals. I hope you also find friendships that help fill up some of the empty places you have in your life...come often, get to know us and let us be your support system as you reach for that goal.
    4645 days ago
    Hi and Welcome to our 50 Plus for all team/family..glad to have you join us on this weight loss and getting healthy journey we are all on...Post often and let us get to know you and you to know us...
    And you certainly do have a beautiful family.
    best of Wishes in greaching all your goals
    4645 days ago
  • v FLASUN
    Welcome to the 50 plus for all team!! I've left you a warm welcome in our Huddle on the team! Come and post with us, start some of the challenges we have, all is motivational, fun and everyone will help you in any way they can! Glad to have you on our team! Janice emoticon emoticon emoticon
    4646 days ago
  • v BIGT_56
    Slow But Sure
    4650 days ago
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