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Board Posts name is Sharon and I live in Central Florida. I have been with Spark People about seven years now. I've lost weight, gained weight, and keep coming back year after year. Spark People is my inspiration. I keep thinking that one of these days I will "get it" and I strive for it every January.

I have health issues that need to be dealt with and my stress level is very high which contributes to those above issues. This is the year that I plan to take care of me instead of always taking care of someone else. Let's see how will that work.

I will be turning 77 years old this year and hope for at least another five years or so. So many things left to do, but unable unless I get more fit. So, this time I mean it. I'm going to beat this battle of the bulge, track my food which really works for me, and gain as much support as I can from my Spark People friends. I may stumble along the way but I will get back up.

I will blog weekly and support others with their blogs and struggles. It's time to walk the walk instead of just talking the talk.

Member Since: 4/12/2006

Fitness Minutes: 2,243

My Goals:
My goal is ultimately to get healthy; one day at a time, one pound at a time. If I trip and stumble, I will get back up and start again.

My Program:
I will use SP as a food planner/tracker along with sensible eating. No more cheating or making bad choices. I'm going to start exercising with chair exercises to help with cardio and strengthening. I have to get this old bod moving.

I will track daily and blog once a week.

Personal Information:
I'm interested in many things. I love to pen pal and I write to 21 ladies all over the USA. I'm also Queen of a Red Hat Society chapter. I also enjoy counted x-stitching, ceramics, a little gardening, travel, reading, stage shows, and figure skating (watching it). I've lived in Montana, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Virginia, and now Florida. I've been married fourteen years to my old high school steady which has been a lot of fun. He's a great husband. We share six adult children, nine grandchildren, four great-granddaughters and recently our first great-grandson. We're both retired and living the good life.

Other Information:
I'm an author and just published my fourth novel which I wrote with my son. Something he wanted to do so we did it. "Cosgrove Cove" was published last December. My other books are "Detours of the Heart," "Stony Creek Diner," "A Time to Reboot," the second book in the Stony Creek Series, and I'm working on my fifth novel, "Reflections of the Heart," the sequel to "Detours." I've also written a few short stories; one published. I belong to a photographers club, book writing workshop, the Write Corner,The Florida's Writers Association, Romance Writers of America, Writers League of the Villages.

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    You are right on it is CAMPOBELLOW . It was in my photos and I still have no clue how to use this site. I tried to get that awful Pumpkin off for an 8 week challenge. It ended yesterday and I hurried to get away from it. Pat in Maine.
    Thank s for looking at my photos. emoticon
    2092 days ago
    I've been receiving your comments and I appreciate them! My only regular access to the internet right now is Mr phone and the data is slow and it's hard to navigate the site well on a phone, nuts it's awesome to hear from you!
    2097 days ago
    Hey Sharon, hope things are well!
    2229 days ago
    Just stopping by to say have a wonderful sparkfilled day! I'm back on spark, it's been 3 years & just wondering which of my friends is still here! Wishing you much success.

    2293 days ago
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    Hi Sharon: Would you believe I wrote the following meant for you
    on my own page a few days ago. Just discovered it. emoticon

    I have some former high school friend in the Villages and #1 son lives in Ocala. However, When I say east central I mean on the East coast 8 mi from ocean. half way bewteen Jacksonville and Miami. So nice of you to write and I look forward to making another friend.
    2438 days ago
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