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With 2020 behind us. A fresh 2021 to look forward to. Or at least I plan to have a better year. So far the year has not started off as good as I hoped.. but hey. I am no quitter. I have a long way to go on weight loss and I still intend to do my best. at least keep trying . I have a very hard time losing weight. Medications and serious health issues hold me back quite often. but here is to 2021 and any friends I make along the way here on Spark People are are plusses in the right direction. Hope to meet new people and any friends from when I was on here before. I look forward to a fresh start even if it is yet one more time. On a 4'11" frame and carrying 60 extra unwanted pounds. This is so needed in my life. thank you Spark People for never giving up on me.

Member Since: 1/20/2007

Fitness Minutes: 26,756

My Goals:
I have a body in much need of care. Mentally, Physically, and weight wise. I need to loose a good 60lbs. So my goals are many small and large but like anything ... one step at a time.

My Program:
try to get on here daily. to track and do my best. My program is here. Make friends and keep that chin up and never give up.

Personal Information:
I am 59 and in July the big 60. I have serious health conditions.. Some in which I would like to see improve with improving on my health and goals.

Other Information:
With severe Asthma and Allergies . Arthritis and depression and a Serious Heart Condition. I won't give up God is good and has my back all the way. The bottom of my heart is dead and I have an Ascending Aortic Aneurysm in the arch heart main artery. Time is no longer on my side .. the Aneurysm has grown much since 2005. Cleveland Clinic is my prayered hope. there is a chance of up to a 23% survival rate with surgery. When all this Covid mess is behind us I would like to go and see if there is help and hope for me. right now I just don't know what to do . but pray and work on my health the best I can.

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    Hey Spark Buddy! Thank you for the comment on my Anniversary post! That was so sweet of you! Blessings to you and your family! Sending virtual (((hugs))) your way!
    28 days ago
    Hi you messaged me a while back and long time no response for sure. I have undergone some major changes in my life. I wish better but not. I was curious if you were still on here. I am doing all I can to try to get on here more regular. I know persistence pays off. I hope to here from you and I hope to hear how you are doing. I know our last message you lost weight and was on different medication. How are you doing now.? I pray healthy and well for you.
    112 days ago
    Hi I don't know if your still on here but I have never forgotten you and have tried to look you up several times. Hoping one day you will be back on again too. Miss talking to you my friend.
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