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Four surgeries in the last two years have set me back a bit. But I've turned the corner and am coming on strong.

The nine years I have been a member have been great. I have learned so much about how to improve myself, from the site itself and the other members that have become my friends. I have come to rely on the encouragement and support that I get from all. I'm grateful for what I have learned and am looking forward to finding new ways to improve myself.

Member Since: 5/20/2010

Fitness Minutes: 336,111

My Goals:
I want to eat and exercise correctly every day. I want to improve myself: learn something new every day, stay in a schedule that is good for me, and help others when I can.

My Program:
I am learning more with each passing day and finding more ways to improve myself. Stress and anxiety have been my biggest problems and I've been working hard to overcome them. I sometimes let myself slack on my schedule and am always working on that.

Personal Information:
I am from Detroit. I lived in Alabama for 14 years, but came back home to help with Mom in 2010. May of 2015 brought me back to Huntsville, AL. I live with my youngest daughter and granddaughter in my oldest's daughter's house. My oldest and her husband live 3 minutes away. My email address is

Other Information:
I love reading, arts and crafts, sports, and spending time with family and friends. I enjoy spending time on SP.
I am spending a great deal of time with Helena, my granddaughter, and loving every minute of it.

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    emoticon emoticon Be thankful for all the struggles you go through They make you stronger, wiser and humble. Don't let it break you. Let it make you.
    29 days ago
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    Try to make at least one person happy every day.
    If you cannot do a kind deed,
    speak a kind word, think a kind thought.
    Count up, if you can, the treasure of happiness
    that you would dispense in a week, in a year, in a lifetime!
    ~Lawrence G. Lovasik~
    emoticon emoticon Make just ONE person happy Today!! emoticon emoticon
    34 days ago
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    In the cross eyed frenzy of our daily doings,
    it is easy to forget we are not timeless machines.
    Every so often, we must take a pause to breathe,
    rest, reflect, and restore ourselves to our natural settings.

    Have tremendously thankful Thursday!
    35 days ago
    emoticon The following quote says so much in just a few words!

    "The best preparation for tomorrow is doing your best today." ~ H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

    44 days ago
    “It's not that we spend five days looking forward to just two. It's that most people do what they enjoy most on those two days. Imagine living a life where everyday are your Saturdays and Sundays. Make everyday your weekend. Make everyday a play-day…” ~James A. Murphy
    49 days ago
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