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My name is Sheila and I moved to Texas with my husband, Fred, my son Jeff and our dog, Max. I am a 70 something who has survived a major move to the DFW Metroplex area from Virginia. We moved here to take care of my 98 yr. old Dad. I've had some health issues and medication that took me far from my goals -- and I have neglected exercise for a while. Since I am at my all time highest weight I have decided to change my priorities and yes -- start over. So here goes.

Member Since: 4/26/2013

Fitness Minutes: 11,809

My Goals:
My goal is to lose 26 lbs., live a more active lifestyle and & be able to wear a size 10!
Lose 2 lbs. per week until I reach my goal
Maintain a healthy weight and more active lifestyle.

My Program:
My plan is to do the following:

Record all food & exercise with Spark People Trackers.
Do 30 minutes of cardio 5 days per week.

Personal Information:
I live in a rural community northwest of Ft. Worth. I oversee the care of my 98yr. old father who lives in Assisted Living here in Texas about an hour away. I have a grown son who lives with us and a daughter back in Virginia and 3 grandchildren. One in college, one in high school and one in Nursery School. I miss them terribly and I spend my time commuting and caring for Dad and painting and restoring furniture. I need to do more exercise and take much better care of myself.

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Bucket List: (This list will change as we go along. it is a work in progress.)

Achieve my goal weight
Achieve a more fit body
Complete writing my cookbook
Get better at my hobby of refinishing furniture
Have a home in a warm climate near the shore
Travel to Florida's West Coast, Ireland &the Canadian Northwest

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    Oh Sheila, your response to my blog tribute to my dear Dad affected me, too. I feel so lucky to have had my Dad in my life, and you are cherishing having yours in your life. That's beautiful. Dad taught me much, and still continues!

    1209 days ago
    Good to hear from you and get an update. I hope your dad is doing okay.

    Doing okay with the loss of my dad and 2 pets the past few months. Just have one pet left. Having some problems with my knee which comes and goes. Doing my Welcome to Medicare stuff. Lost 10 pounds but have kind of stalled since then. Not able to exercise as much as I need to.

    Thanks for checking on me. It was good to hear from you.
    1217 days ago
  • v COOP9002
    Thanks for the Spark friend add. Hope you don't mind that I returned the favor.

    1235 days ago
  • v FITJEN48
    Hope you are safe and sound there im TX. Welcome to the Spicy Sparkologists!
    1243 days ago
    Nice to meet you, Sheila! Hope you'll enjoy this BLC round in the Spicy Lab! It's a great group, and we welcome you! emoticon
    1243 days ago
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