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Our arrival at the surprise party - in full rain gear, lol

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Cutting the cake at our surprise 25th Ann. party

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My husband and I got married in 1986 and have 3 beautiful children. We have a great life because we have a great relationship. However, it's not always been roses... this last year I was diagnosed with an auto-immune disease and spent a lot of time getting tested, having flare ups that incapacitated me for days and damaged my eyesight. We had to make some tough decisions. I demoted myself at work so that I won't have to travel any more (that was a huge cause of my disease flare ups) and we are selling our beloved motorcycle. It makes me very sad to think of not taking long trips with my husband on the bike any more. We really enjoyed the escape but I'm sure God has other plans for us. I'm thankful that I still have a job and I'm looking forward to spending more time with my family and not having to miss so much as I was always gone for work. Our youngest is graduating from high school this year. Our daughter got engaged on New Year's Eve and our oldest son was accepted into graduate school. I have many reasons to be thankful and feel very blessed - now I just need to get this weight off!

Member Since: 9/18/2009

Fitness Minutes: 5,651

My Goals:
To lose enough weight to feel comfortable in my clothes and not be self conscious all the time.

My Program:
Since being diagnosed with an auto-immune disease I haven't found the right combination of exercise and diet that will work for me... still a matter of trial and error with the meds I'm on.

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I'm from small town USA in the midwest... my email is

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  • v CINCIN910
    I need to deep clean my kitchen cabinets. How do you clean wood?
    I'd love to see pics of your house. I just love victorians. So jealous of you right now. If I come clean it, I'm keeping it!
    3751 days ago
  • v CINCIN910
    I love your niece pic. Love all that hair too! did it fall out or did she keep it?
    I can usually get out of bed after a late night cuz I do it only 2-3 times a year. I'm just so glad I can admit when it's my bad choice and not just say, well, I'll go out and not drink and be upset about it later. I'm learning to admit my faults a couple times a year.
    3787 days ago
  • v CINCIN910
    thanks for adding me as a friend. You've been a great support to me!
    3818 days ago
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