MAGGIE620

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Youngest son Kevin and me...back a few years.


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I'm now a 61 yr old, divorced woman, retired nurse, living with daily back pain from an accident 12 yrs ago that left me with a fractured back and 3 herniated discs. Had surgery twice, have 2 rods and hardware in my back to stablize but everyday is a challenge. I've gained 35 lbs in the past 2 years hardly eating anything but have felt overweight the past 40 years. Finally getting a small amount of disability but still living with my son (bless his heart) and feeling guilty about it. I tried this program over a year ago and faded without much result so I haven't been around for over a year. Health is MUCH worse and I MUST do something now.
"Help me, Sparkpeople...You're my only hope" (get it?) At least sense of humor is still intact...It's "DO OR DIE" time!


Member Since: 12/29/2010

Fitness Minutes: 735

My Goals:
*to be able to easily and happily exercise 4-5 times per week.
*loose 55 pounds (also taking pressure off my back and neck).
*to go vegetarian when the time is right.
*make a life for myself, independently.
*figure out a way to pay back my son for all he has done for me.


My Program:
pre-diabetes plan since I was just diagnosed as this. Hope to go mostly vegetarian someday.



Personal Information:
My name is Maggie, originally from northern California, now living in South Carolina with my youngest son, who coaches college football here. I was a nurse for 24 yrs, married for 10 yrs, giving me 3 children and then married 25 yrs and basically lost everything. Now I am restarting this program because of serious NEW conditions just Dx in December(finally got health insurance and found all this out-yipee!)


Other Information:
I can't continue in nursing anymore so I retired and unfortunately did so at the worst possible time, with this economy BUT I've always loved writing and now I am going after that goal with all my heart. If anyone has any connections with a good publisher or agent, please let me know. It's almost impossible to "get in" without some kind of intro unless your a celebrity or a reality star.




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  • v MT2021
    emoticon HAPPY LABOR DAY!! emoticon

    Have it your way (no Burger King). Alone, with company on in bed all day, enjoy. emoticon
    3540 days ago
  • v 1CRAZYDOG
    Hope that your day got better. Just love YOURSELF! You're worth it.


    3583 days ago
  • v DEBIGENE
    Hi just stopping by for a visit and you weren't home, please keep in touch. Hope everything is good in your part of the world.
    3589 days ago
  • v NANCYLL3
    Thank you for adding me to your friend list. After I responded to your blog, I could not find you again and have been thinking about you quite a bit. Hope the days following your blog were not super stressful.
    I have also had back surgery. Two to be exact and am doing OK.
    Thanks for noticing my spark point. I was very surprised to receive them!
    Have a great weekend! emoticon
    3599 days ago
  • v NARNIAROSE2003
    I saw your huddle post about losing your father. I am so very sorry for your loss. My heart is reaching out to offer love and support. Hold him in your memories as time heals your heart.
    3606 days ago
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