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At 48, my life is full of ups and downs. Sadly enough my weight has been more of an "UP" than a down since my marriage in 1995. I want to feel pretty again, and feel better in general. Now that I have grandchildren, I am more concerned about living longer and watching them grow. Gardening is my favorite hobby, but baking and cooking is a close second.

I find that I blog more on my regular blog page
than I do on the spark blog. Feel free to check it out if you want to read about my life away from food.

I have a very important deducation to attend in September and would therefore like to lose 20 lbs. by then. I plan on using mini-goals instead of my end goal because I feel like I can actually ACHIEVE this goal. Little by little, my weight will change.

This CAN be done. And it will.

Member Since: 1/5/2007

Fitness Minutes: 1,907

My Goals:
1. Look good

2. Feel good

3. Be able to wear cute clothes again!

4. Delay the effects of osteoarthritis as long as possible by exercise, healthy eating, and a full 8 hours of sleep each night.

My Program:
I am not grazing between meals, which has already made a big difference. Soda is no longer part of my life, even though it was diet for the most part. My workout tapes will now be used 3x per week.

Personal Information:
My name is Shelly (I go by Shel) and I am from central Illinois. My life is a series of mini-dramas on a day-by-day basis as I have elderly parents that are in bad physical condition due to an automobile accident. My grandson is an important part of my life as well. Even though I'm nearly 47 years old, I am going to college (just a few classes at a time) in order to reach one of my "Before I Die" goals, which is to get a degree in Horticulture. I really don't know what I want to do with my life professionally.

Other Information:
Take good care of the Earth, as she is the only one that we have.

Being a grandma ROCKS!!!

Be thankful for something every day.

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  • v FROLIC838
    Thanks for the flower. It was gorgeous, just like you are. :) It made my day to know someone was thinking of me. Can't wait to see you again! I'm totally excited.
    4339 days ago
  • v JOE731
    I love the SparkGoodie you sent me. Thank you so very much. And I love Bryan too.

    Your friend,
    4358 days ago

    Comment edited on: 9/3/2008 8:42:40 AM
    ~hugs~ Hey you!!! Are you back?? I've sure missed ya bunches!
    4364 days ago
    Shel, welcome back to LWL and thanks for your welcome back to me, also! It's great to have a place to come back to - even after going it alone (and failing miserably!). Truth be told, I wasn't really doing anything good - I just didn't want to be accountable. I was moving and my house was full of boxes for 2 months - no room to exercise (good excuses abounded) and I was eating a lot of fast food. Ugh. Doing a little better now, but I know I need to pay more attention to portions. It's great to have you around!
    4392 days ago
    Woo you have had your hands full!! I've missed your letters :) Thanks for stopping by and checking in with me. I've been such a slacker lately I've disappointed myself. How are you doing after your surgery? You can spark mail me :)
    4394 days ago
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