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Hi All I am 78 years old and a diabetic who has also had cancer three times. Skin cancer in 1996, Bladder cancer in 2009, and Breast Cancer in 2011. Three surgerys and chemo and radiation done :). I just started trying to do more walking outside. I am in TOPS every Monday night, and also on Spark People and use the Nutrition Tracker and the Fitness Tracker to keep track of steps, calories etc. but somehow my tracker won't shop my steps on my fitness dashboard of fitbit zip anymore????? Ideas on how to fix that welcome. Minutes I want to build up to a lot more walking next :) Also riding my exercise bike at home. Had to quit the gym when the price went up again. So trying exercise at home. I am a widow since June 3, 2016. All my family is grown and out on their own so on my own. With one son who checks on me from Indiana regularly though I live in Illinois it is only an hour and a half or so apart. I was married a week a short of 56 years.

Member Since: 12/31/2011

Fitness Minutes: 18,907

My Goals:
My Goal is to lose 15 more pounds or at least . I have diabetes and my A1C was clear up to 8 at one time now 6.3 as I am down from 232 to 202. I want to be able to move and walk better and live my life as I was before a few setbacks. Working on it nowand decided to get back to Spark People to encourage others as well as get support and encouragement myself. Hope to be able to help others along the journey to a healthier thinner life

My Program:
I am in a local TOPS group and have been since 2009 and it helped me a lot but a couple of cancers and other things threw me off and I backslide . Using my food tracker and exercise tracker the fibit zip which I just bought from Spark People is terrific it is encouraging me to get up and move and making me want to exercise a little more each day. Hope some day to get up to the 6,000 steps a week goal.

Personal Information:
I was married for 56 years minus a week when he died. I have 10 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. I married at 17 and stayed married to the same guy. I am a widow now though since June 3, 2016

Other Information:
I love reading and James . Patterson is my favorite especially Alex Cross, the Women's Murder Club and Michael Bennett Series. Club and ALex Cross Books and Michael Bennett. Also mysterys and love storys and mail order brides and Oregon Trial type books about trhe 1800's.

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  • v MOMMADOT630
    emoticon emoticon emoticon that you have joined Anyone Over 70 team and hope you will join us on Anyone Over 70 Chat Away forum...this is where we chat daily and care for each other. Looking forward to getting to know you. Hugs and Blessings, Dot
    2467 days ago
    Thanks also for adding me as a Friend. Do come aboard and chat with all of us. We're a pretty nice bunch to have around.

    2467 days ago
  • v PRIS421
    Thanks so much GOLFINMOMMA for the encouragement. I so appreciate it and all the friends we make here. I am so glad to be back and just bought my spark tracker to sync with the computer and keep track of my exercise on Spark People. Now to get going on adding to my exercise ;) so I can see it work so far only the day before yesterday I did it got it the afternoon before that in the mail and did some cabinet cleaning yesterday but not much of anything else so hoping to get to it today ;) emoticon
    2467 days ago
    Congratulations for getting back on track and losing this week,
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    2535 days ago
    So glad to have you as a friend too! All my best to you always.
    2578 days ago
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