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I am doing this not to impress others, but to improve myself and my health. I have learned over the years to have the goal of taking take of my health means taking care of ME in a healthy manner and eating with excerise is a large part of that though having my spiritual side and FUN FUN FUN is also a necessary part of life and others in my life to love me is also very important. Live also includes who care about me and ME about THEM. Life is GOOD.

Ask me what a "Wincey" is and I'll tell you what gives me hours of foolish hours of entertainment and joy.

Before joining SP, I had weighed 288 ! Though diet and excerise when I can I've gone down to 183. NOT BAD !!!! 105 !!! WOOOHOOOO !!!!!!


Member Since: 12/21/2010

Fitness Minutes: 8,389

My Goals:
For the Spring challenge:

1) Why I want to lose:
I want to do this for MY health. I was told by my Dr the other day the diabetes is knocking at my door again. I had thought since I had lose now ,,,the total so far of 110 it was gone ! And it HAD been, but now, it MIGHT be back (need blood test) so this SCARES me into ACTION !

2) How do I want to feel?
Better about MYSELF ! Build my selfesteem even more. I am thus so far PROUD of the work I've done so far, and I have been REWARDING myself, but I also reaconize I have another 35lbs to go. That's NOT bad, but still.

3) Want to look?
20 yrs old instead of in my 50s? LOL Well hey that's NOT going to happen ! A girl CAN wish ! Right? Man ! BUT ! I no longer look like I am headed into my 60s b4 my time, now people think I am in my 40s ! WOOHOOO! I just want to fit in with my SKINNY friends !

4) What things will do I want to do in the future with my slimmer healther body? Well I'd LIKE to

My Program:
For the Spring Challenge:

I am following my own diet, cos I am ONE FUSSY person !!!

I eat by textures. If that doesn't make eating hard,,,well hey it does, but it also WORKS !!! Anything is DOABLE !

I'll be excerising with mostly stretches and weights due to a serious foot injury (when I can b4 surgery May 23rd) chair aerobics where I'll be working up a SWEAT cos I go MUCH faster and add in more moves than they do ! LOL ! I'll do the chair excerises on Mon, Weds, Fri and the rest the other day for about 50 to 70 mins each day as my back will tolerate which is also injured.

I WILL support the team with TEAM SPIRIT ! GOOOO Spirited Underdogs !!!!! WOOOOOHOOOO!!! In the winter challenge we did AMAZINGLY WELL ! Lets DO SO AGAIN !!! WOWZERS !!!!!!!!! I'll be following blogs and watching for those who aren't doing well to encourage them also, we ALL need help !

Personal Information:
I am from Maine as U can see from my teams (if its still showing LOL). It's sooo cold in the winter, but goreous so I stay here, and my family is here.

I am OWNED by Princess (see pic !)

Was in a wheelchair and told "you will NEVER WALK again" by my Dr, she was WRONG now as of 2/11 I can walk a MILE ! GO ME ! GO ME ! (That was written in the winter of 2011) and now in the spring of 2011 back in the chair, but it's TEMPORRY !

I strongly believe in NEVER Say NEVER cos if you believe in YOU ,,YOU Can do this !!

Recently took up the electric guitar with my granddaughter. SO much FUN !

Other Information:
Life is FUN if that's what you WANT to make it. Never ever give up looking for the positives in it even when your body breaks down or life is handling you the worse circumstastances. One can STILL find something in the WORSE to SMILE about ! HENCE DianeSMILES !

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    Thanks for your encouragment.. you look beautiful keep up the great work :)
    3202 days ago
    emoticon Dianne...... before my brain left this morning I asked it to bring yours back if they run across each other lol.... I get forgetful and distracted also so don't worry about that... I will keep checking the team page for what we are supposed to be doing, I just didn't want to have not been on task while Terry was in the Hosp. He is doing alright, he drove the car today and we had to grocery shop so he was in a scooter following me around the store. I also went to GW and bought a few things so I also had to buy more hangers. I swear this getting skinnier thing has produced an awful bad clothes junkie in me, I was so used to wearing joggers that I didn't much think about it but now that I am in a much smaller size I have lots and lots of stuff......in fact if I didn't do laundry for a month straight I'd still have clean clothes to wear, isn't that awful???
    I'm really glad to hear your dad is getting back into a routine, I do understand why he'd want to be with your mum, and you are right the apple didn't fall far from the tree, you are a very strong-willed person and you have managed to keep going thru things that would have put most people out of it completely. That's why so many of us look up to you and why you are such a motivating force.
    I haven't been to the movies in a while but we were talking about taking our grandson to see that movie, I'm glad you told me it was cute and funny, now-a-days its almost hard to tell from the commercials.
    I hope you are having a relaxing weekend, I'm gonna go lift some weights and then relax the rest of the evening.......TTYS, HUGS Sheryl
    3202 days ago
    Okay. I asked to be an underdog. I also am adding you as a friend. Hope you will do the same. :0)
    3202 days ago
    Thank you for your comment on my page. I am really happy doing my 5 mile walk. It is a good way for me to get my 60 minutes of activity in every day, and allows me to do an extra mile or 2 sometimes. It would be an honor to be an underdog with you and Sheryl. I had said I would be on team cat but just because I love cats. I would rather be an underdog now that you and sheryl have welcomed me if you can arrange it. If not I will stick with team cat.
    3203 days ago
    Yes I agree about Susie being on our team. I hope you got to attend to the blog you needed to read, I didn't know we were supposed to be doing blogs about the new challenge yet or did I miss something..... I have been running around like a chicken with my head cut off and hope I didn't miss an assignment. The only blog I've done recently was my 1 year Sparkaversary blog but it didn't mention the challenge, PLZ let me know if I'm supposed to be doing a challenge blog..... Thanks Dianne Hugs, Sheryl
    3203 days ago
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