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Me and my oldest son, Chris, when he graduated from Grad School at Miami University in Ohio in 2004

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Me and my youngest son Devin at Stephen F Austin University in March 2006

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Me and Dianah in June 2006, she and Chris went to high school together, she's part of the family!

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I am a 55 year old single person who now lives in San Antonio, Texas. I have two absolutely, terrific, sons who I am very proud of. I also have 3 cats and 2 dogs who keep me company now that my sons are no longer living at home. I love Spurs basketball. I also love to cook and drink wine, which is part of how I got to the point I am at with my weight. I quit smoking almost 5 years ago which added more of the weight! As funny as it sounds, I am in the process of discovering what a valuable, interesting, person I am all by myself. For many, many years, I was an unappreciated wife and a devoted mom. I defined myself by those criteria. Now I am just me, and I am learning new things about myself all the time. If I win the lottery, I am moving back to California and buying a home with a big, wonderful, redwood tree on the property, close enough to the ocean to hear the waves breaking against the shoreline. I want to breath in the salty Pacific air and watch otters and sea lions play in the water. I want to wander along Fisherman's Wharf and feel the fog in my face. I also want to be a healthy weight again. The neat thing is I can take SparkPeople with me when I go!

The ladies at the Prairie Dog Spark Team and "Getting Back On The Wagon" rock!

Member Since: 4/20/2006

Fitness Minutes: 165

My Goals:
My goal is to make the necessary life changes I need to stick with this healthy lifestyle and return to a normal weight range.

My Program:
I am making a concentrated effort to eat healthy meals and to become more in tune with myself and the decisions I am making about food choices and exercise. I am writing my thoughts in a journal, tracking my food choices, and making sure I am getting in my 8 or more glasses of water a day.

Personal Information:
I am getting back into life and looking forward to it. I am a single mom with two super sons. They are both out of the nest and have recently finished college. All of a sudden I realized I had gotten off the merry-go-round when the seond son left home, and I have been watching life pass me by ever since. I am not doing that anymore. I am getting my groove back!

Other Information:
This is for me this time!

Each day I stay on plan takes me one day closer to where I want to be.

"I feel good about myself, and I can accomplish anything I really want!"

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    Hey lady!!! you joined the PDP team i see! that is soooo great! I cant wait to keep up with you again. I have missed talking to you.
    3950 days ago
    Thanks for the luck! Congrats to you!! I am so excited for you. I really wanted the lap band...but this will be a better fit for me--I hope! lol

    I wish you heaps of happiness on your journey!
    4055 days ago
    I am so glad that you joined both Lapbander teams. They have different posts, so it can be helpful to be on both. I was also happy to see you post on the chat. it is wonderfl to see you using the tools on Spark.

    Good lck.
    4055 days ago
    Welcome to the LapBand Surgery team.

    If you need help or support, please post to the boards. Someone will get back to you quickly. It seems someone is always online. I have found this team to be wonderful. I hope you do too.

    Good luck reaching your goals of a healthier lifestyle.



    4058 days ago
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    I know you're there, it says your status line changed in the last day emoticon

    Hope you're well! Let me know if you want to jump in on the current PDP challenge.
    4058 days ago
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