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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: 356,388

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 no profile image PIXIE-LICIOUS
    "Whatever you want in life, start today.
    Not tomorrow - today.
    Let it be a small beginning - a tiny beginning.
    Your happiness depends on starting today - every day."
    - Jonathan Lockwood Huie
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    Thanks for taking the time to comment on my "Fresh Start" blog. I appreciate the support. Have a wonderful day!
    2158 days ago
  • v MISSM66
    Today is your day to dance lightly with life, emoticon
    sing wild songs of adventure, emoticon
    invite rainbows and butterflies out to play, emoticon
    soar your spirit, and unfurl your joy. emoticon

    Today is your day to paint life in bold colors, emoticon
    set today's rhythm with your heart-drum, emoticon
    walk today's march with courage, emoticon
    create today as your celebration of life. emoticon

    Today is your day to laugh at life, emoticon
    laugh at what's funny - laugh at what's sad, emoticon
    laugh loud - laugh often, emoticon
    laugh at me - laugh at you - laugh at life. emoticon

    Today is your day to honor your being, emoticon
    release each and every struggle, emoticon
    gather strength from life's storms, emoticon
    relax into the arms of spirit. emoticon

    Today is your day to see in yourself the face of God. emoticon
    Your mind sparks, your soul sparkles. emoticon
    Your peace is counterpoint to the clamor of daily life. emoticon
    You are a magnificent gift to the world. emoticon
    Thank you so much,and have a bless day and a wonderful weekend.
    2174 days ago
    I'd be glad to share some of my recipes for cleaners! If there is anything in particular you'd like a recipe for, let me know. I have them for most everything now. I have tried the homemade laundry detergent yet, and I'm not going to be making dishwasher detergent til we get back from VA, so I don't know how those work, but the rest of them are great!

    She did have a lot of heartburn during her pregnancy. I didn't know that was associated with a baby with lots of hair, but yep, she did have heartburn.

    Hope you're having a great afternoon!
    2175 days ago
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    ~Hello my SPARKling Friend~
    I hope all is well with you and yours & that you are enJOYing the Summer...

    I thought I would share some words of encouragement

    "I can't change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination."
    ~Jimmy Dean

    ~Wishing you all the Best and much Success~ ~Keep SPARKling~
    ~BLESSings ALLways~ Deby

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    2175 days ago
    I'm working with both my family dr and my ob/gyn right now. Tomorrow I have an ultrasound to look for fibroids, and I'm supposed to try yet another pill. Both of them are in agreement on how to proceed, so hopefully they're right and this will stop soon!

    Thanks for being concerned about me, I really appreciate it!

    2176 days ago
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