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Well hi all. I actually joined Sparks a year ago. I don't know why I have not set up my Sparks page yet. I've given myself a lot of excusse, I think it has just been fear. (of what I don not know) So, I figured it was about time I tell the world who and what I really am.
I live in Corunna Michigan. I am a mother of two wonderful grown children, I have 5 grandchildren, 2 granddaughters and 3 grandsons (another granddaughter due in April)
I am 54 years old and have been fighting the "weight" issue for many years. In 2000 I was diagnosed with Connective Tissue disorder and Lupus, with in the year the added Fibromyalgia, and Sjogren’s disorder. A few years later we added osteoarthritis. In 2004 I had a complete right knee replacement, seven months later I had the left done. Then came IBS trouble(what fun :) and this year we upgraded to Rheumatoid artheritis. YA! I never had much of a weight problem before all the meds. You get meds & posible weight gain or PAIN. Guess what I chose? But I'm still moving and they can not get rid of me that easy!!
I lOVE to sew, garden and do cross stitch. I love spending time with my grandchildren.
I am a HUGE advocate for the American Cancer Society. My husband passed away 18 years ago this February 18th form Leukemia. Six years ago my children an I started a Relay Team. In the last five years we have raised over $20,000. :) This year our goal is again $5,000. Our Relay is May 14-15.
Well I think I have boared the world of Sparks enough for now.
I LOVE this community and everything it has done for me so far. It is my meditation space, my encouragement space and my freianship space! I LOVE Sparks People...

Member Since: 1/28/2009

Fitness Minutes: 50,535

My Goals:
My goal is to improve my health not only for me, but for my family. I want to be around to see my grandchildren graduate and marry.

My Program:
Log all three meals I eat plus any snacks
Do strength training every day - at least 10 minues, log it
Walk at least 4 times a week ( try for 6 times) log what I did.
Interact with my Spark friends and teams, this helps keep me motivated and I have learned a lot from others; and who knows, someone may learn something from me:)

Personal Information:
My name is Jill,
I live in Corunna, Michigan. I have two wonderful children and six fabulous grandchildren, three girls and three boys.

Other Information:
I love to sew, do word seach books, cross strtch, and garden when I am able. I love to cook and bake, and spend time with my family.
I have two wonderful kitties that keep me company.

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  • v SUNNY332
    Welcome to the Veggies and Blooms Team. Glad you have you with us as we journey towards fitness and health.

    Nice to meet you & Best Wishes on meeting your Spark Goals.

    4016 days ago
  • v RPM2008
    Thank you for the comment on my sparkblog! The closer I get to "onederland" the happier I get! And the vertigo attack, I'm just glad it's over and hope I go back into another long remission before another one! My specialist said that the vertigo attacks usually fade away after 10 years, well I've only had Meniere's disease/syndrome 2 years so I have a long way to go..... emoticon

    I can understand your issues and feel for you with osteoarthritis and rhematoid. My mom has had issues with both and she's only 64. She's had one knee replaced twice, one knee replaced once, back surgery, surgery on both feet and had both ankles rebuilt because they both collasped, she's a strong women though and is doing well except she of course hurts some days. She also is only 5'3" and weighs 124 pounds so luckily she doesn't carry alot of weight to make it more painful. She use to weigh 237 and is now my coach and cheerleader helping me all the way to lose my weight!
    4017 days ago

    Comment edited on: 2/25/2010 9:11:49 PM
    Success is not a race, be patient.
    Success leads to success.
    Success is always a work in progress.
    Success doesn't come to you--you have to go to it.
    Success is a journey, not a destination. Focus on the process.
    Some people dream about success... while others wake up and work hard at it.
    Success is achieved and maintained by those who try-and keep trying.
    Everyday is a good day to SUCCEED!
    If at first you don't succeed-try, try again .

    Have a great ITC Week #1! You can DO THIS because…..YOU are a MIGHTY TURQ’ LADY TITAN!!!! Hugs, Anna

    4017 days ago
    Loved reading about you. If you can stay positive with all that going on, you are a real jewel. Glad to know you.
    4017 days ago
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