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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 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 60 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 2019 and then to keep it that way!

Member Since: 9/10/2011

Fitness Minutes: 65,211

My Goals:
1. Get down to 158 by March 2016
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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    Hi there. Happy Friday! Hope you have something fun planned for the weekend!


    188 days ago
    Thank you for your kind note and pedometer goodie. Work stress can really suck the motivation right out of us. Stay strong and take good care of yourself, Pink Flamingo friend!

    212 days ago
    Just stopping by to say hi. Hope you had a nice 4th of July. Mine was relaxing and it was just what I needed. I hope you are enjoying the challenge. Not sure what is happening with my weight but it is going up instead of down. It's frustrating because I have been exercising like crazy. It's amazing what stress can do to your body. But I am seriously thinking of going to the doctor to have them check my thyroid and maybe adjust my thyroid medicine...or maybe even something else is going on. Anyway - enough about me. You are rocking this challenge!!! Keep up the good work. Debbie

    279 days ago
    Thanks for posting your weight for week 4. I hope you are making time to do most of the activities. All of this works together for overall health. When I do not eat right nor lose weight, I remember that I have made other changes in my habits to be more healthy...water, movement, sleep, saying No to bad choices and becoming too busy, prayer, music, getting outside, massages, etc.

    ~LadyPJay, Pink Flamingo emoticon Co-Leader
    281 days ago

    Comment edited on: 7/3/2019 10:25:58 AM
    Thank you for weighing in for week 1 with the Pink Flamingo's. I am so glad you are part of this team. It is going to be an awesome challenge. Great job resisting those "goodies' this week. Keep up the good work. Debbie

    300 days ago
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