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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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  • v MOMMADOT630
    Sharon, I had heard of the Villages and a couple of years ago was staying in Orlando with a group of friends and we decided to take a side trip to see the Villages. I was impressed with the fact that you have everything you need and more. I had never seen so many Golf Carts and Round-a- Bouts. We really did have a fun day exploring where you live. The development is huge. Guess I had better get off the computer. The sky is black and the storms are a coming! Hugs to you,
    2440 days ago
  • v MOMMADOT630
    Hi Sharon, Welcome to Anyone Over 70 so happy to have you join us. Congratulations on your books how exciting for you. We have other members who are also Authors and have books and articles published. You would have lots in common with them. We also have members me included that love to read. Have made you a friend. Hope to see you posting on our Anyone Over 70 chat away line. See you there. Dot from Florida.

    2441 days ago

    Comment edited on: 11/16/2014 4:38:06 PM
  • v MOM2ACAT
    Hi Sharon!
    Just checking in because I haven't seen you blog for awhile, hope you are doing ok!

    2508 days ago
    Hi Sharon, hope you're fit and well.

    Thankyou so much for the lovely blog comment, I really couldn't believe it when they announced my name...I'm still on cloud nine! emoticon
    2536 days ago
  • v AALLEY2
    thanks for the comment on my beach photo, yes it felt good but now I gotta get back there! emoticon
    2564 days ago
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