250,000-299,999 SparkPoints 280,925
See this image larger
Grandpa and his granddaughter and great granddaughters

See this image larger
Laying sod at Kevin's house.

See this image larger
The girls on the first day of school: Mady in 6th grade, Falyn in second grade.

go to goodies page
Workout Clothes
go to goodies page
go to goodies page
Relaxation Music

Interact with LINKYSD
Add as SparkFriend Send Private Message Leave Comment Recent Message
Board Posts

I have had a weight problem ever since I was a child. I remember how focused my family was on it. When I was in fifth grade, I met a pediatrician who got me a diet I could manage myself and I became pretty empowered and lost a great deal of weight. When I went to college, when most people gain weight I lost and kept it off pretty well until after my first child. About the age of 40, I mentally became tired and threw in the towel. Unfortunately the pounds started to sneak up on me. At 55 I got on the scale and realized I could be considered obese. Also my blood pressure was up and my liver enzymes and my calcium levels were out of whack. I knew I had to gain control again, or I won't be able to enjoy my grandchildren.

I been with Spark People for just over six years now. I am not where I want to be but my doctors have seen a radical improvement in all the things that were going bad. I am still fighting with my liver, but have made changes that will help that situation. I had a very emotional year a while ago and gained back a good chunk of what I lost. I try not to dwell on that. I am still working toward my goal weight but enjoying life as it comes. I appreciate all the support that I have received from my Spark Friends and am committed to keep at it.

Member Since: 1/17/2011

Fitness Minutes: 113,840

My Goals:
I will walk at least 7000 steps per day

I will drink at least 64 oz of water per day

I want to write a journal.

My Program:
I am using the food tracker almost daily and have put Spark People on my work as well as my home computer. I have decided to watch my portions as trying to fix two different meals at meal time isn't going to work. Most of all I am making a commitment to get up and exercise.

Personal Information:
I am a school teacher from rural southeastern South Dakota. I have taught all my working life, except for the six years where I worked with handicapped adults. I have been married for 39 years. have two children and two grandchildren, and one very spoiled pug dog.

Other Information:
I love classical music, mystery novels, photography, sewing, the Pittsburgh Steelers, and a job well done....

Read More About LINKYSD - Profile Information moved here. (Updated November 12)

Shown if member clicks "Read More"

(Shown after Message Board Posts)
Add a Link
Save Changes
This user doesn't have any public blog entries.
My Ticker:
 current weight: 195.8 
Login to Leave Comment
  • v MSANN59
    You too stay safe enjoy your day ❤️❤️❤️
    117 days ago
  • v 1ZIPPYC
    This whole thing with the schools shut down, etc. Is a nightmare. You teachers are awesome for all of what you're going through to teach online. Glad you had a space heater that day....that is Cold!!
    Have a great week. emoticon
    165 days ago
  • v 1ZIPPYC
    I enjoyed your comment on the feed about the toilet paper- gave me a chuckle. Glad you liked it.
    I have a bunch more in my Laughter is the best medicine blog. I sent you a sparkmail invite to it a few days ago. We all need to laugh right now.

    Stay safe up there. S. Dakota isn't as bad off as most states, like us, and hope it stays that way. emoticon
    208 days ago

    Comment edited on: 4/3/2020 7:30:45 PM
  • v 1ZIPPYC
    Oh, yeah --forgot to ask, did you get my sparkmail invite to my blog? Just thought you'd like a good laugh right now during all this. emoticon
    214 days ago
  • v 1ZIPPYC
    Good to know someone else had a bad experience with LG phones. And you don't like Samsung. I didn't want one of those, due to the problems they have had in the past, fires, hacks, weird issues, plus more expensive. Plus our new Motorola's are made in the USA (TX). These days don't want a phone made outside the US, like Samsung is. Also, Samsung has been lying about updates, I read that recently. Sorry you aren't happy with yours. I did hours of research on the phones Verizon (we've been with them 15 years- no problems) had available. Verizon also gave us 55+ unlimited internet for a good rate.
    Have a good weekend. Hope you got some exercise in lately. We were 90 degrees today. Only indoor exercise for me. emoticon
    214 days ago
Member Comments (144):  123Next >Last >>