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There are so many things that I wish I was better at.

One of them is, taking care of me.

Right now, as has been the case for the last year or two, things are tough. My husband is mentally ill. My adopted daughter also has issues (fetal alcohol), and my mother has alzheimer's. In order to pay off debts related to my husband's bipolar mental illness, I'm working two jobs, for a total of 66 hours a week.

Sometimes it seems like the only "me" time I have is when I "escape" for a quick fast food meal. That's my "me" time. I've got to change that. I'm hoping I can find some new "me" things.

And then there's my mom. Although she has declined, her favorite things in the world are, McDonalds, any frozen pizza, and any other fast food, especially tacos. I have not yet conquered the problem related to sitting in McDonalds, watching my mom eat a double cheeseburger and fries, telling me how good they are, and me sitting there eating a salad. I've done it, but I always end up feeling like I've missed out on something fun. I hope I can work on this problem too!


Member Since: 4/8/2008

Fitness Minutes: 187

My Goals:
1) Track my foods.
2) Do 10 minutes of some kind of exercise every day.
3) Eat fewer than 1800 calories/day.
4) Ride my bike a little farther each day, until I can make it to town and back.


My Program:
I am just trying to be a healthier person in general by making small changes.



Personal Information:
In addition to our DD (adopted in 2005), age 18, who recently moved into a group home, we have 5 (not a typo!) dogs, 14 (again, not a typo) cats, and a bunch of chickens and four really stupid and extremely annoying geese that I constantly fantasize about gettng rid of, but so far have not had the heart (orlack thereof).
I guess you might say I'm a natural-born nurturer.


Other Information:
I'm a compulsive reader. While my reading "mood" changes with the wind, lately I enjoy mysteries that aren't real gory--Janet Evanovich is one of my favorites, along with Sue Grafton. Usually what happens is I'll be in a "shopping" mood, go to the thrift shop and find something very out of my "normal" realm and get going on it. It seems like the books that I enjoy often just "show up" when I need them!




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  • v KIMUSH23
    THIS IS A TOAST ... TO US :

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    You have been hit. You have been considered one of the 10 most fabulous people on my friends list. Once you have been hit, you have to hit 10 fabulous people. If you get hit again you know you're really fabulous. So hit 10 fab people on your friends list and let them know they are truly fabulous.

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    Hugs Kim emoticon
    4497 days ago

    Comment edited on: 4/18/2008 11:38:12 PM
  • v TNJRICHTER
    I am glad to meet you. Spark has helped me in a number of ways. I and anxious to get ot know you and if you ever need an ear just holler. emoticon
    4498 days ago
  • v TRACYZABELLE
    Welcome to Cat Lovers! Can't wait to see your furry menagerie!! Best of luck slimming with spark!

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    4498 days ago
  • v LIZZY63
    Just passing by to say hello and give some encouragement.

    Welcome to SP You CAN do this!

    "Finish each day And be done with it.
    You have done what you could.
    Some blunders and absurdities may have crept in.
    Forget them as soon as you can."

    4505 days ago
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