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After spending the last several years battling a heart attack, a total hip replacement, uterine cancer, losing my job and having to find a new one, major depression and binge eating. In August of 2020, I was in the hospital for Covid 19 for 22 days, 5 of those on a ventilator. I think life is finally beginning to turn around. I think the main thing I have learned through this is summed up in the Galaxy Quest tag line, "Never give up. Never give in." God has been with me through all these ordeals and I have managed to come out a little better than I when I started through each one. I jokingly tell my friends that maybe I'll get it together by the time I'm 65 (I ‘m 62 now). However I'm definitely trying to get my weight and health back into line before then. My goal is to be a healthy weight and physically fit by October 2021 and then to keep it that way!

Member Since: 9/10/2011

My Goals:
1. Get down to 130 by October 2021
2. Increase my strength, endurance and flexibility.

My Program:
1. Track my calories in and calories burned; Aim for 800-1000 calorie deficit per day,
2. Cardio for at least 40 minutes 5X's per week and Strength training at least 3X's per week.

Personal Information:
I'm an empty nester. My son graduated from law school 2013 and married in May 2014 to a wonderful girl. I work as a RN in ICU and in my free time I love to play computer games, read, watch movies, and knit.

Other Information:
I love watching movies and procedural crime shows like NCIS and Sherlock. I also like to read, knit, and crochet. I'm going to try and learn to speak Polish as my new daughter's family is originally from Poland and also get certified in critical care.

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    Do not be too discouraged. We have all had days/weeks where we have fallen off track. The great thing is you recognize it and are moving forward!!! Have a wonderful rest of your week and weekend! Hugs!
    2 days ago
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    Happy Saturday! Shine bright despite what you may be going through right now!
    6 days ago
    Never give up. Never give in. Indirectly in the thick of it right now myself. Today is my dad's 13th day on the ventilator. He opened his eyes yesterday and breathed on his own for four hours with the ventilator on off setting. This morning my dad squeezed the doctor's hand and moved his feet when the doctor asked him to. I want to see him but I am caring for my mom 24/7. She went in the hospital after my dad went on the ventilator and was released two evenings ago. My brother may come to take my place for a few hours this weekend so dad and I can see each other. Thanks for sharing a bit of your story on your SparkPage.

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    7 days ago
    Thanks for the friend add. I've added you as well. Welcome to the Emerald Gems!
    10 days ago
  • v LPORTER2015
    emoticon to the Emerald GEMS Team! So glad you're here and good luck!
    12 days ago
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