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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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  • v no profile image SAFFRONBLUE
    Hey you! I think you''re terrific. I love that you ar defining your own success based on yourself. I love your drive and enthusiasm. And I too love the redwwods of the Northern California coast! I love your smiles in the pictures you post too. I have two boys who are 6 and 10. Whew! Just keeping up with them is a chore. Anyway I wish you the best and good wishes and encoureagemnt so that you can reach your goals.
    5010 days ago
  • v MONICA_W
    Hey, it's me, the cute one! I just wanted to let you know I'm thinking of you. I hope you're having a good weekend, and have a great Thanksgiving this week too. Enjoy your boys while they're around for the holidays! Hope Grease went well too.
    Talk to you soon, Mon
    5062 days ago
    Mar...I think you are a great person and friend, and i am so happy to have found you on the message board. I think we will be able to meet our challenges together as long as we stick together and continue to support one another. I am so happy that you are finding out who you are. I am so very proud of you for what you have accomplished already!

    love ya

    5075 days ago
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