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Kaleb and his Stars and Moon quilt. He is 3 months old now. 8/07

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I like this photo of myself and my grandchild (at 18 days old) May, 2007 Kaleb is now 6 yrs old.

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Andrew's first suit and shoes!(11 weeks old I think)

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Weight issues have been part of my life since I was little. It was hard to be a curvy teen when Twiggy was the model of the day! I always seem to find my favorite clothing stops one size below whatever I am able to wear.

SO...I am working on bad habits need to become good ones. My blood sugars need to be back under control.

Update 2011 ~ My scale is not showing progress, and it is not the fault of the scale. Today I will reset my tracker. I AM healthier and more knowledgeable than I was when I started. I MUST recommit though if I am going to achieve my goals. So, FRESH START today.

Update, September 13, 2015. As of this morning, the first day after a 12 day vacation, I have lost 3 more pounds and surpassed my original goal. What a shock to realize that. I have reset my goal for another ten pounds. I am not in a hurry, but am pleased with my progress.

Update November 11, 2017
I am walking at least a minimum of 12000 steps a day including 10 flights of stairs. I am astonished to find myself bouncing around at and just below the goal set for me by Weight Watchers around 1973! Got there but couldn't stay there. NEVER expected to see those numbers again! Other than my problematic blood sugars, I am in excellent health, staying active EVERY day and am one HAPPY girl!

Member Since: 2/21/2007

Fitness Minutes: 304,601

My Goals:
1) Better health..lower blood sugar

2) fit clothing better..lower dress size and perhaps, fit my 40 yr old wedding gown! [2017 update} Dress is now way too big. I never did get to even try it on when weight was close...sailed right by.]

3) Feel good, like how I look

My Program:
1. Take it one day at a time
2. Do the absolute best I can
3. Don't be afraid to ask for help.

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  • v JIBBIE49
    I didn't identify with Twiggy, either, but it helps to know so many of these people were "just average people." It was like Shirley Temple, whose mother told her, "Your fame can fade with time, so be ready when it does to just be 'Shirley.' That happened for her when she came a Teenager.
    243 days ago

    Comment edited on: 10/25/2020 8:32:40 PM
    Hi Asta. I`m baaack! Along with a few MORE pounds than when I left! emoticon Anyhow trying to get back on track. Hope you and your family are faring well. I've gained more extra pounds since COVID19. A combination of stress eating and being homebound so very little exercise. so now it`s emoticon
    336 days ago
    I grew up in the days of Twiggy, too. My sister’s favorite model was Colleen Corby. There was another model called Lisa Palmer who had brown hair and freckles like I did, but all of them were much slimmer (skinny).
    Thank you for leading this team. Hope to spend more time with you all. emoticon

    348 days ago
    Thanks sis!
    I'm super excited about it.
    We're in North Alabama, so we may not be far from you... we get quite a few congregations from Tennessee at our conventions. It would be so cool if we'd seen each other before lol!
    374 days ago
  • v JIBBIE49
    emoticon That is a long time to be in the hospital, so I hope you will get completely well soon.
    I;m 70 so I remember Twiggy. My favorite model was Colleen Corby (and her sister Molly), but Colleen had black hair like I did. She was on OPRAH once with Cheryl Tiegs and Beverly Johnson (the Goddess, who was Vogue's first black cover girl.) Cheryl was everywhere, but the California girl that I didn't identify with. Jean Shrimpton and Veruschka (who was actually a German Princess) were two others. OPRAH told Colleen that she identified most with her as a teen as she had black hair. She was on the first issue of American Girl (the Scouts mag.) in 1959 at age 11. She said "I was only 5'7", so today I wouldn't even model.", but she was just so beautiful.
    406 days ago
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