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I am over 40, with 4 children ages 26, 24, 22, and almost 9.
I never had much of a problem with my weight until at age 38, when I divorced, a year later remarried, and a year after that had another child. Since then I have had 3 major surgeries and the weight wants to stay.
A high school friend (oldschooler) has inspired me so I decided to join SparkPeople and maybe together we can reach our goals.

Member Since: 10/18/2009

Fitness Minutes: 246

My Goals:
After 3 surgeries I need to firm up. My main goal is to drop at least 30 lbs. and increase flexablity as well as strength.

My Program:
Throughout the day I drink mainly diet coke. I am looking to add more water into my diet. I am switching from candy to fruit as my deserts. I spend many hours sitting behind my computer typing papers as well as 4 hours a week driving to college, and an additional 6 hours a week in class. I need to become more active so I take the stairs instead of the elevator and will be adding cardio work 2-3 days a week.

Personal Information:
From 1980-1999 I was married, a stay-at-home mom and worked on a farm. I was a Boy Scout leader, and took TeaKownDo for a couple of years. In 1999 I divorced, 2000 remarried and in 2003 began attending college. I am now 1/2 through my MS-History and I teach High School History at Hope High in Hope Arkansas.

Other Information:
I should finish with my Masters Degree this summer and then, MAYBE then my life will slow down enough where I can REALLY take care of me. Right now I am looking to make small changes in my eating and exercise habits.

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    Yip... I have too much time on my hands emoticon
    I've been chatting with a lot of people on here. It's great.
    So how are YOU doing?
    4029 days ago
    Hey Sis
    You have inspired me too. I've already been to gym 2 days in a row. That's a miracle...ha ha ha.....
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    4036 days ago
    Hi, I am Pat and I live in Magnolia. I am short (barley 5") and I have to battle my weight all the time since age 50. I use to be more active but now I sit all day at work . My time is limited , however I attend a group called TOPS and I think almost for certain that Hope has a chapter. Very affordable and the support I get from the members mean so much to me. We are like sisters and supports our losses and gains. Next Saturday we will be having a workshop salad meeting here in Magnolia. Across from the Central Baptist church on the west end of main street. Beginning at 10. If you could make it the group would love to have you come and check us out.

    Pat Genn
    Magnolia AR
    4058 days ago
    I am thrilled you decided to join all of us here on Sparkpeople! Best wishes in your journey to a healthier you!

    4058 days ago