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Roller Coaster

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

It's been a roller coaster the last few years. Here is a recap.

Joined SparkPeople weighing 205 about 6 years ago, and did quite well. I didn't reach my goal, but I made it to the 160s.

Gained a considerable bit back when hubby was dealing with esophogeal cancer, and continued to gain after his death when I was dealing with depression.

Came back to SP last year and lost from 188 to 176, but my heart wasn't in it.

So now I'm at 182 and feeling like this is the time for me to get my body back under my control.

A couple of really good things that have happened to me over the past year:

At my daughter's suggestion I decided to squander my kid's inheritance and buy a condo at Panama City Beach. I love it! It's only an hour and 15 minutes from my home so I can go down for short trips on the spur of the moment, and the kids and grandkids are already enjoying it.

And then, 5 months ago, I started seeing a really wonderful guy. I've actually know him for years; his wife was a good friend, and after she passed away in 2015 he was devastated. One day at church something just clicked - he asked me to go to dinner and we've been together every day since then. Isn't it great to know that old people can find love?

So I have a lot of happiness in my life right now, and I want to be stronger and healthier so that I can enjoy it a very long time!

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    I am so happy for you. I know you have been through so much but sound like your life is getting so much better now. Peace, Joy, Happiness and love to you in the new year of 2018. God bless.
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    1161 days ago
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    emoticon I just saw this blog. Hope you are still around here and things are going well for you!
    1447 days ago
    I just looked at your page yesterday and realized you had been MIA for a year.
    You will surely enjoy your home away from home. I remember you and your DH had talked about buying something in the mountains. The condo at PCB will create many happy family memories.

    So glad you have connected with someone who was already a friend from church. I image it's so hard to meet someone you are comfortable with in this day and age.

    1493 days ago
    It's great that you have happiness in your life. It does give you motivation.
    1493 days ago
    1494 days ago
    Hi Chinagal,

    E ~ I am so Sorry for your loss. I am sorry I haven't kept in touch. I hope you have joy in your life now. It is good to know you have some one who you can share your life with is wonderful. ((Hugs))

    A former "Golden Peanut" Friend,
    1494 days ago

    Comment edited on: 1/31/2017 3:28:04 PM
    I love your story!! So happy for you! Better health will only add to your happiness!
    1494 days ago
  • BEV63HEN
    Great to hear you are enjoying life
    1494 days ago
    Love your story. God bless!
    1494 days ago
    So happy to hear that you found someone the share happiness with and that you splurged on yourself. Best wishes on your journey and of you're ever interested in adopting another child to share your condo with, feel free to contact me. Lol
    1494 days ago
  • BODOGG32
    What an amazing story! I wish you happiness and health!
    1494 days ago
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