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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: 357,298

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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    Being stuck inside is enough to drive me up the wall! Hopefully we can get out sometime soon.

    I have no solutions for the end of vacation crappies, but I wish I did. My solution last night was to take a sedative to keep me from flipping my nut when dh left. It works, but it's obviously not the ideal solution!
    1999 days ago
  • v -COURT-
    I'm so glad you like the Natinal Day blog and congrats to your daughter. That is so cool, a 'Grandma Journal'. I hope she is born on a really important day.

    I added another link to my blog of the other months of the year.

    2018 days ago

    Comment edited on: 2/3/2015 9:43:10 AM
  • v DSCROW
    That would be fun to meet when you come to Alabama. Please let me know when you come and if we can connect we will!
    2052 days ago
  • v LADYIRISH317
    Thanks for visiting my blog. I live in Sonoma County, California.
    2058 days ago
    We do seem to have a lot in common! I love bargain hunting, just about more than anything. I love yard sales too!

    Oh, and yeah, the quiet in the evening is a must. If I'm too busy in the evenings I will never fall asleep that night.

    Hope you're having a great day!
    2066 days ago
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