GOALCXXV
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My 101 year old mother.


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I am a very happy senior with two sons, an "adopted" former inner city boy who considers me Mom, two wonderful daughters-in-law, three grandchildren, two "adopted" grandchildren, and I had a husband of 50 years. (My "adopted" son lived with us during his very turbulent high school years.)
I have an eBay store and tutor children from primary grades through college.
My husband lost his battle with cancer in August, 2019. He was my best friend, and I miss him.
I have let my weight get out of hand, and I realized that in order to see my grandchildren grow to adulthood, I will have to get my health in order. I am finding that joining Spark People was one of my best decisions because I am getting the accountability that I have been lacking. I feel that my weight has been an embarrassment to me, and I believe that getting it under control will help me to have the energy to do the things that I have been letting slip by. I am grateful to have found this site.


Member Since: 5/23/2015

Fitness Minutes: 10,407

My Goals:
I want to lose weight so that I can watch my grandchildren grow up and so that I can avoid serious illness. Being overweight has been embarrassing, and I want to stop being aware of my weight.


My Program:
I am starting out by tracking my food and trying to incorporate exercise into my day.



Personal Information:
I live in Illinois and have lived in the Mid-West my whole life. I am retired from teaching and continue to tutor. I have a law degree and practiced law many years ago, but I preferred teaching and returned to that. I have an eBay store with new and like-new clothing.


Other Information:
My favorite quote is attributed to Henry Ford: Think you can or think you can't. Either way you will be right.




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  • v BOSS_OF_MY_BODY

    .~~ emoticon ❤️ Happy Monday, Barb - Blessings, Love & Hugs ❤️ emoticon ~~

    There are plenty of difficult obstacles in your path. Don't allow yourself to become
    one of them.--Ralph Marson

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    Good morning my friend. Thank You and wishing you a great week as well. Love
    and lots of hugs.❤️


    19 hours ago
  • v BOSS_OF_MY_BODY

    ~~ emoticon ❤️ Happy Weekend, Barb - Blessings, Love & Hugs ❤️ emoticon ~~

    Perseverance is your willpower in action – an internal driving force pushing you to
    get things done. It's built on an inner strength that leans on self-confidence, desire,
    courage, diligence, and faith to stay the course. It’s easy to say "I can do it", but
    those who persevere don’t just say it. They DO it and they LIVE it. ~J. Walker

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    Have a safe and healthy Memorial Day weekend!


    2 days ago
  • v MADAMES
    Thank you so much for your birthday wishes. You made my day!
    Hugs,
    Evelyn
    6 days ago
  • v ISNESS
    Thank you for supporting me, my friend. Ivana
    13 days ago
  • v KURTZIE1998
    Just checking in to say hi and wish you well, emoticon


    “Accept yourself, love yourself, and keep moving forward. If you want to fly, you have to give up what weighs you down.”
    Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart
    14 days ago
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