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WINTAH is my FAVORITE time of year!!! I can't still ski, ice skate or slide, but I LOVE to walk in snow. Very much so. My neighbors LAUGH at me, well a few of us. We LOVE snow and we go out and clean off cars. Ice, eh, can do without. Cleaning off cars is a FREE unless workout. WooHoo!!!

I've recently decided I didn't need to be skinny, but rather healthy. I'm down 127 lbs and in maintenance!! Woohoo!!!! Though "the scale" says I'm overweight, clearly my body would disagree. Especially with the way it now functions, fully.

A longssss waysss from 288 lbs!!! I'm no longer the woman sitting on the sidelines in a power chair, rather I'm IN the game to WIN!!

It's a journey, not a demand, ,, , enjoy the steps along the way.

I had gained weight after a car accident which eventually got me into the chair. There's no magic, just the sheer determination to be in life again. To enjoy more than TV. It's taken 8 years due to many health issues. I live in chronic pain daily, but I refuse medications now. I was a few years ago on morphine. Happily, I'm not now. Hmmm, some of the brain fog has lifted. YEAH!!

I'm "told" I'm going to lose my left foot than eventually from the knee down. But!!! Right now I can walk for an hour without stopping!!! My back hurts, but I do yoga stretches and rest it plus I use biofreeze, but most of all: I've learned "You don't use it; you lose it" and I agree. It hurts a little less moving around. BUT my heart rejoices. I'm ME again!!

Member Since: 7/7/2011

Fitness Minutes: 148,220

My Goals:
Cardio of 60-90 mins daily

NEED to do strength training!! So here goes:
3 times a week do at least 10-15 minutes of.

Eat 3-5 Freggies(FRuit/vEGGIES) daily at least

Smile, laugh, live, and enjoy.

6-8 hours of sleep daily. That's a hard one because of pain, but it's necessary. So off goes the TV at 11:30 most nights. Lol 1 night Jimmy Fallon does a strange question on Twitter and the answers crack me up!! Lights OFF by 1:20 at the very latest. Most mornings I'm UP around 8 - 8:46. I don't work til 10 two days a week and later on the other 2

Keep going forward ~~ my severe depression has lifted. My confidence is fully back

So i NEED to keep tracking, daily. I NEED to stay on Sparks. I've watched many hit their goals, leave, come back weighing more. I do NOT want to be one of them

My Program:
Eating under the Sparks diabetic guidelines
Staying at 3 or more F reggies a day. I just feel better doing so
8 or more glasses of water

Working on increasing protein

Personal Information:
I'm working part time after not doing so for over 20 years as a senior companion. Love helping others to live a fuller life. I had so much help along the way!!

Izzy owns me and she is not pleased, but she'll adjust. I have the cutest little GGS, but my GD is adorable too(his Mom). Love giving her and her H couple time taking him overnight.

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