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There have been many changes in my life since the end of September. They have been good changes for the most part but changes that have required some major adjustment in our family's routine and life. There have been moments during this time that I have done real well here on spark people and times when the only thing that I could do was try and remember the things that I have learned and apply them, and the great support that I have received from to many sources to remember. I hope that we have just received the last major change that is going to require major adjustments so that we can become a family and have more solidarity and stability in our life. When life comes up and slaps you in the face sometimes it is hard to pick yourself up and keep going. Life will settle down now and our routine will emerge.

Thanks to everyone for your support and encouragement!

Member Since: 8/30/2008

My Goals:
My goal is to become healthier and physically fit so I can minimize the risk of having to deal with some of the weight related health problems in our family.

My first goal is to get down to 145. I would like to eventually get down to 135 - 140. When I get to 145 I will see how I feel and go from there.

My Program:
The things that I am working on are:

1 - improving my diet and eating better. Learning to make better food choices

2 - Improve my fitness level through both strength training and walking.

I feel that I have made a lot of progress on the diet portion (still have a long way to go) so I am now starting to add the fitness portion, too.

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I love nature. I love sunsets, winter scenes, rain on the roof, falling snow and clouds.

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    Well, my friend, if you read my blog during the holidays, you would know that the holidays weren't what we were hoping for. We are not used to an "upsetting" life with mean things being said and I guess our new daughter-in-law, now that our son has finally married her after 9 years of living together, was not very kind. She unleashed but was very apologetic for all she had said after she opened her Christmas gifts and understood why we had disappeared for a whole 45 min. out of the whole day at the Victorian Christmas---which was supposed to be a great day and memory built for all of us. Needless to say, my hubby does not want to go out there again. He says if the kids want to see us, they can finally spend the money and come to our home. We are very welcoming and very hospitable. We have never felt relaxed when we were at our son's home after she moved in, but I kept trying to tell my hubby to give her a chance. Afterall, they were high school sweethearts in the "old" days---lol
    Oh, well, that was last year and now this is a new year and I will not whine in 2009!!!
    I am going to make my life new and back to the way it was years ago--me hooked up to 2--220's as my hubby used to say. I was always wired for sound---so up,up,up!!! And I am stopping my meds., 1 pill a month except for blood pressure and I am feeling a lot better. I still haven't left the house since we got home, tho.
    Gotta work on that one---I need to buy fabric for the swap and the maple block swap!!!
    You have been so kind to write all the messages to me that you have and I needed them, believe me. I have been very remiss in keeping up with these comments as I just have too many teams to try to keep up with. I need to cut back another couple of them, but I just don't know which ones!!!
    You look and tell me!!! Can't be DWD as you are there!!!
    Oh my, I have some health groups, some Christian groups, some exercise groups and some hobby groups--and a couple of each or so!!! Such a decision!!! I will have to pray more but I haven't gotten much of an answer. I did drop a couple but then added another couple and they have been great so I can't drop those!!!
    So, you pray and decide for me!!!
    It is cold and snowy here, too. Today is supposed to be the first day that snow blows around but none comes from the sky!!! First year we have had so much in a row since we moved here in 99 and bought in 94!!!
    Hope all is well with you and your family members.
    Peace, love and blessings to you my special friend,
    4260 days ago
    How are things going with you? I see you are 1/4 the way to your goal! Great Job!!
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    4269 days ago
  • v MSHELL1271
    Thank you for the spark's greatly appreciated.

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    4278 days ago
  • v TURTLE69
    Thank you for the spark goodie.

    4283 days ago
    Hope you had a great Christmas! Wishing you a happy, fun and healthy new year!!
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