WESTERNSAGE
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April 2013. The end of a long day.



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July 3, 2013. With my BFF SparkBuddie, my daughter.


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With my birthday yesterday I am 74 years old now. I've been on Spark since September of 2012 and I'm still fighting the battle of the bulge. These last 3-1/2 years have been tough. My husband had back surgery - then cancer that went into remission - then shoulder surgery - then cancer again and then degenerative back and balance issues. Somewhere in there we also had several deaths in the family. My life continues to be one big care-taking project and I have gained 25+ pounds since starting on Spark. Female surgery 4 years ago seems to have derailed my body's ability to lose weight. Now I'm dancing around the "officially" diabetic label. That just has to go.

Still, SparkPeople has been my lifeline to sanity, connecting me to wonderful people who have supported me through these difficult times. I also know where to find help and encouragement towards renewing my self-care efforts. So having just had another birthday, I'm still here, still trying to stay healthy. It feels as though it's really time for a breakthrough, time to take back some control of my own life, even if only for a few minutes a day.



Member Since: 9/12/2012

Fitness Minutes: 49,476

My Goals:
My goals are simple: get my weight down about 25 pounds and my clothes down about 2 clothing sizes. My A1C has crept up to where my doctor and I are trying to find a medication to help that will not upset my temperamental intestinal tract; I want to be able to get off that and it seems the weight loss is the key.


My Program:
I will start again to get onto SP everyday and to track my calories when I do. I will make a better effort to get in some sort of exercise every day, whether it is "official" exercise or work out in the yard.



Personal Information:
I retired from the paid workforce to retired status 6 years ago - it hardly seems possible it's been that long.


Other Information:
I am deeply immersed in a wide variety of metaphysical activities and researching family histories. I welcome correspondence with those who share any of these unconventional interests.




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  • v LIVINGLOVINLIFE
    Happy New Year Carol. Starting a new chapter in our journey. Looking forward to brighter and healthier days. Give hubby a hug, I hope he is having better days. Tell him to use that walker! I am into my 3rd week of therapy and beginning to feel stronger. Still having shortness of breath with activity but am able to do more before I have to rest. Remember to find me time every day. Hugs
    263 days ago
  • v ICECUB
    A SPA DAY DAY SOUNDS WONDERFUL. THANK YOU FOR THE GOODIE GAIL
    268 days ago
  • v LIVINGLOVINLIFE
    .Merry Christmas Carol. Hope you and family have a wonderful Christmas.
    270 days ago
  • v LEANJEAN6
    Hi Carol, Do you celebrate Xmas?--
    And yes, I finally put my foot down--- He is VERY difficult to deal with now--gets angry--This was never ever how he was! --I think he is frustrated--doesn't drive--- can't hear properly--- and I am not a typist--but--I have to do his charts and I hate it---
    To change the subject, --is your hubby OK?
    hUgs Carol, Lynda

    272 days ago
  • v WNCGIRL
    The wall push ups are easier on the knees. I do like to get a pillow on the floor to save my knees.
    277 days ago
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