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October 2010- at top weight-

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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
    Hope that your day got better. Just love YOURSELF! You're worth it.

    3583 days ago
    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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