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Me and my husband Dec 2007

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Me now. Let's see what I can do.

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That's me on the right. Taken about 6 years ago. I KNOW I can do it!!! This is proof.

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Time to update. Well, I've managed to gain weight in the past year, instead of lose it. Time to kick it in gear and do something about this menopausal middle. I'm 55, mom to two adults and two dogs. Nana to two grandchildren and 2 of which I get custody of every now and again for a large part of the year. His momma misses him so much when she has to leave. I've been married for 36 years. Been a nurse for 20 years. Amazing how time flies.

P-ersevere through the challenges
O-vercome the obstacles
W-alk my butt off (literally)
E-nergize my soul
R-elieve the stresses
F-ace the day with a positive attitude
U-tilize my team members
L-isten to my body

P-rioritize my life
I-nvest my time wisely
N-ever say “I can’t”
K-now when to say “No”

N-ever give up
I- am worth it
N-ever make excuses
J-ust do it
A-ttitude is everything
S-pread the *SPARK*

Member Since: 2/6/2007

Fitness Minutes: 114,892

My Goals:
155 by Jan 31
151 by Feb 25
147 by Mar 25
143 by Apr 22
140 by May

My Program:
1340-1690 calories
Cardio 4-5 time/week
strength train 3 time/week.

My hospital is starting a Wellness Wins program on Jan. 21. It incorporates excercise, eating well, and attending programs or entering activties, such as Heart walk, local 5k's, and has health seminars/talks. There is even money to be won at the end for participating. It's a winning proposition.

I will do cardio 5 days/week.

Eat healthy, (choose fruits and veggies for snacks) but also allow for some treats so I do not feel deprived.
Add salads to my lunch and dinner.

Personal Information:
I live in Illinois, about 30 miles from St. Louis, MO.
I'm married 36 years
I've been an RN for 19+years.
I have 2 grown children and 1 grandson and 1 grandaughter
I have 1 dogs: a beagle hound mix of some sort. She keeps me on my toes. I have to walk/run her to keep her calm.
I get custody of another beagle when my girl is deployed.

Other Information:
My favorites things:
Hiking in the woods
Being outdoors

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  • v 3AUSSIES
    Hey you...are you still around these hallowed halls?

    2682 days ago
  • v 3AUSSIES
    Haha! We'd be bike riding all these country roads too! Was....hear that? Was doing dailies (circuits) with 2 off but triggered my long forgotten heel spur and am on constant pain...darn it!! So running is no longer. Am constantly rolling the muscles which helps. Am forced to go buy shoes that should have been bought 6mos ago!

    Funny how taxing muscles reminds us, huh? Brings new meaning to"hurts so good" lol!!

    Your garden plans sound lovely I want pics whether FB or here. If it quits raining long enough here I can finish our flower garden & put in our veggie garden.

    Take care thanks for surfacing been missing you!
    2823 days ago

    Comment edited on: 5/5/2013 6:01:23 PM
  • v 3AUSSIES
    Hey you...must be a working weekend. Congrats on new basement!! Good seeing you back nwo jsut remember to keep coming back!

    2823 days ago
    Here's my "Valentine" to all my SparkFriends...

    I typed this up on my SparkPage... all decorated for Valentine's Day if you're in the mood to visually get into the spirit of things...

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    4-6 Big Hugs (more if you can spare them)
    1 large sprinkle of friendly Kisses
    A generous portion of Special Holiday Cheer
    1 bighearted sprinkle of Pay It Forward
    As many "Sweetheart" Kisses as you can spare
    2 portions of Love and Kindness
    1 generous bag of Virtual Valentine Goodies to send to your SparkFriends
    26 Cinnamon Candy Hearts (30 calories)
    1 good-size Bag of Great Big Red Hearts to decorate your home or office (the regular kind just won't do)

    Blend all these ingredients together and sprinkle with lots of LOVE throughout week surrounding the special day! ENJOY!!!

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    2904 days ago
  • v LADY_JAE
    WOW!!!! I am in Brighton!!!! Well, out on a farm near Brighton!! It is nice to know a Sparker is close by!!!! emoticon
    2916 days ago
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