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New update:
Spent most of a week in the hospital back in August '14 with Congestive Heart Failure.
I've gained 10 lbs since then.
15 more lbs and I will be right back where I started. 4 years ago. My life is crazy insane busy and i don't know where i'm going to get the energy, physical or mental, to do this thing, but i'm going to do it anyway, or die trying! (Literally!)

Update: 6-28-14
Fresh start! I made it to within four pounds of being overweight rather than obese, then life and stuff happened and I backslid! I'm sort of mad at myself, but that does not undo what's been done so the only thing to do now is do it again! I feel like all kinds of old, creaky, achy, sluggishness, and what kind of way is that to feel? Looking for my best life, a step at a time!

I was 228 lbs and am only 5'2". I got plenty sick and tired of being sick and tired, my knees and feet hurting, the specter of obesity related illnesses rising before me, and decided that enough was enough already! I lost 15 lbs, and then one day, my hubs surprised me with a new yoga mat! On the box was an advertisement for SparkPeople! I looked it up and joined right away! That was on 1-14-11. I didn't become active until 4-11, and have lost 30ish pounds since. But I gained 10 back over the holidays. Taking it more seriously this year!

Bringing Sexy Back!

Confidence is the sexiest thing a woman can have. It's much sexier than any body part.Aimee Mullins,

Of all our infirmities, the most savage is to despise our being. ~Michel de Montaigne

Member Since: 1/14/2011

Fitness Minutes: 4,093

My Goals:
My goals are: to be vibrant and vivacious. To be as healthy and fit as I can be as i rock into old age, and to make the second half of my life (however long that may be) count for something.
Spring 2012: Run a 5k

Update: I'v now done 3 5k's! I walk rather than run, but have so much fun!

My Program:
i pledge to recognize and reject excuses...
To follow a heart healthy diet
To walk and do yoga
To live for health, mind-body-soul
and exorcise the evil power of the scale.

Personal Information:
West Texas Hawt Granny who loves reading, summer, and family and friends.
Mom to 5 grown children, one who lives in heaven, and grammy to three.
Wife to worlds best husband, lucky me!

Other Information:
"The thing about courage is, it's something that we have to learn and relearn our whole lives. It's not just in you, it's in every choice we make every day."

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