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Hello, I'm a wife, mother, grandmother and a bit of a dreamer. I'm in my 50's 😱 How did that happen. I began struggling with weight during a previous abusive marriage. The stress was beyond incredible, depression, ptsd, hypothyroidism, then a complete emergency hysterectomy, anxiety, panic attacks, Ms, fibromyalgia, three arthroscopic surgeries on both knee's, carpal tunnel surgery on both wrists, major breast surgery on both sides, vit d deficiency, diabetes, asthma, osteoarthritis in hands, hips, knee's, degenerate disk in neck and lower back, non surgical fusion in neck , chronic pain 24/7 , sleep apnea. I'm a mess but my current husband is a blessing. He married me with some of these problems and has stayed devoted, caring, understanding and loving as medical issues increased . With all these issues, being any kind of active is difficult but since being here where everyone is so kind, encouraging and understand ,I've been trying to walk daily .It's been three weeks now and I'd be lying if I said, it hasn't been painful but, the truth is that it's also great for me mentally. Some days I do a little better than others but, like a turtle on its back fighting to turn over onto its legs, I also fight each day and make mine walk, even if it's turtle pace. Remember, you're a wonderful, beautiful creation. We may have weight issues, physical issues or mental illnesses as depression but take a minute and really think how you grew in your mothers womb little by little, every organ, vein, muscles, nerves all magically becoming "you". No matter your weight, you and I are magnificent creations that live and breathe. Our heart beats without thought and blood flows through our veins freely and we are free to take these creations to New beginnings through eating healthy and by being active. It's not a competition , it's a community of understanding people all on the same journey at different levels. I believe I, you, we can reach out and achieve our goals. They may be easy for some, difficult for others, quickly for some and some for others but the matters "most" is that we each do our best ! And we must be realistic and realize we will each have those days we just can't do what we had hoped. Whether it's activity or the way we eat . It may be due to stress, illness, in my case pain or a number of other reasons, it's "ALRIGHT". We are promised a new day and with each new day , we are given new chances. Breathe, smile, believe that your beautiful spirit will help you and all of the Spark family will be here to continually encourage and help you ... Puccashell

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