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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: 356,148

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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  • v EBETH13
    Regrouping is good...I'm calling it damage control...gained 10 lbs since my second to lowest weight in 2 years!!!! I need to get control

    Hope you have a great week!
    1866 days ago
    Wow! No, thank you for reading my blog. I'm so glad you felt encouraged to stay on the site. I've been debating for the past few months but after reading all of the comments today, I sooo glad I didn't. emoticon emoticon
    1903 days ago
    The exercise physiologist gave his presentation on water, and all the reasons you should drink it, how much, etc. Most of which I already knew, but it never hurts to be reminded to drink water. Then he did the walk with everyone afterwards and I could have asked him a question if I'd had one, but nothing really sprang to mind. He seemed to be a really nice guy though, and genuinely interested in helping people. Nice change of pace from Mr. I-Don't-Wanna-Be-Here from the last walk!

    Hope Sherry and Helena are feeling better!
    1904 days ago
  • v DIDMIS
    So sorry about Sherry and Helena. I know it is difficult for you. God bless you all. I said a prayer on your blog and then thought you might not read it. emoticon
    1905 days ago
  • v no profile image PIXIE-LICIOUS
    "Never wait for the proper mood to start a thing, nor until the spirit moves you. Make your own mood. Make your own spirit. How? ACT. Do something – anything. Inspiration seldom generates action. Action always creates inspiration."
    -Author Unknown
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    Thank you for your comment on my blog ("A Little Story.") Have a healthy day!
    1907 days ago
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