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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: 18,847

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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    Thanks for the friend accept. All my best to you always.
    2576 days ago
  • v PRIS421
    Thanks so much for the welcome and comments. I am so glad to be back here and hope to get as regular about using the food tracker and all as I need to be since that has always helped me when I count calories daily.

    I feel like a survivor and hope now that I can go back to curves and am in TOPS and now spark people hopefully I can get to the weight I should be at.

    I am a reader and definitely a book worm. I like mysteries, Amish type books and Romance and about anything other then fantasy, sci fi or Thrillers the scary ones emoticon James Patterson's Alex Cross books are my favorite and also his Women's Murder Club and Michael Bennett books but have read all of those and almost everything he has wrote so am looking for new authors and have a kindle fire so I can and do get a lot of free books from amazon as well as buying some because I read a lot and fast. Hope to see and talk to you both on here again and in the forums.

    3307 days ago

    Hi! I am very glad you're a survivor and twice!!! That's wonderful.

    If I knew how to put the scale thing on your picture thing (lol) I'd be happy to tell you but I don't know either! I don't even know what it's called!

    I hope you will write into the group. You might be what the group needs!

    With a hug, Darlene
    3345 days ago
  • v BARCLE
    Hi and welcome to the Spark Bookworms team emoticon Have a super day emoticon
    3347 days ago
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