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Hi. I am Sherry, and I weigh way too much. I started Spark people weighing 186 and am thrilled with losing 12 pounds this past month. I joined Sparkpeople because I felt so out of control. Sometimes I just felt lost. I feel so fortunate that I came across this wonderful site while looking at Realage site after watching the Dr. Oz show in January.
Anyway, I lost my way last January when my mom and my 12 year old daughter both were hospitalized. My mom went to therapy at a nursing home and just hated it there. She was use to me taking care of herand cooking for her. I planned to take her home but then went in for an emergency gallbladder surgery. I went home in aweek and the next week my mom came home to live with us. She use to live around the corner and I was there 3 or more times a day so it was actually easier to have her here.
My mom and daughter had both lost their appetites and I would cook anything to get some calories in them. Ofcourse, the rest of us ate it too. I however, am short and female and gained about 55 pounds. My boys and husband did not. I quit running and walking,found the couch and stayed home to take care of everyone. I did not go to the gym, the store or church.
On September 4,2009, my Mom went to heaven. I silently fell apart. I ate myself silly with no thought of the consequences. I again was responsible for everything. My two brothers --one in Iraqand the other a druggie were useless. Thank God for my husband and my three kids. They have been my rocks and have done more than I ever dreamed they would without complaint.
Then, in January, after my brother headed back to Iraq, and my older son(20) headed back to college, my husband went to work , and I had time to look myself in the mirror. Wow. I was just fat and so out of shape. So, I ended up here. I understand I have no excuses. I am also so thankful for all you sparks and your encouragement. I just love

Member Since: 1/18/2010

Fitness Minutes: 58,899

My Goals:
I want to lose 50 pounds. I want to enjoy exercising and to eat good nutritious food.

My Program:
I am using the nutrition tracker and fitness tracker

Personal Information:
Married to the man of my dreams for 29 + years. 3 kids--20 ,17, and 13. BA from Uof I and RN. Homeschooling kids since 1993. Baptised in 1973.

Other Information:
I love reading.
Ran Disney Marathon in 2007
Planning a vacation out west with the whole family for May.

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    Hi Sherry and welcome to SparkPeople!

    Thank you for visiting my page and for the very kind words.

    Sorry to hear about your mom's passing but I feel she is in a much better place! So happy you were able to spend her last few months together.....that is such a blessing!

    Grieving is endless, in my opinion, as I miss my m0m as much today as when she went to be with the Lord 5 years ago.

    Take care and best wishes to you as you journey to a healthier lifestyle with SparkPeople!

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    (¸.• ♥ Cheri ♥

    3892 days ago
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    emoticon Hi and thank you for visiting my sparkpage and for the mod praise!
    I just got back from visiting the coast and I was very delighted (when I visited my sparkpage) to find such great encouragement from so many people! All I can say is, "WOW" and "THANK YOU" so much!

    Isn't Sparkpeople just the best website ever in all cyberspace? I sure think so!

    Good job on having lost 12 pounds so far! Keep up the good work! WOOHOO!

    Always remember to keep on keeping on no matter what! emoticon

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    3893 days ago
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