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After dying April 22, 2005 from cardiac arrest and being shocked twice by co-workers to bring me back....I feel I have to do everything I can to keep the new stents in my heart open and my body healthy. I got a second chance for some reason....I have to be healthy long enough to find out why.
For the last couple of years since I fell on the ice, it has been a challenge to exercise. My hip and leg hurt. I kept thinking it would get better. Finally, the end of December 2009, I went to my knee surgeon (double knee replacement in 2002) for a check up. He did x-rays of my hip and it was replaced Jan. 4, 2011. So, less pain when exercising should help my results! Another chance to be healthier!!!
Had the second hip replaced November 1, 2017, so ready to rock and roll!

Member Since: 12/10/2006

Fitness Minutes: 343

My Goals:
I plan to eat healthier and exercise more to have a healthier life.
I also want anyone over 50 and who has a few pounds to lose to join my team at


My Program:
I am reading Spark People articles and being encouraged and challenged by my Spark Teams. Charting my progress seems to help me the most.
I have also joined T.O.P.S.

Personal Information:
I am a wife, mother of six grown children and grandmother of 19, and great-grandmother of 2. I teach elementary art in two schools and work full-time as a dispatcher/jailer and am an Advanced EMT for our local ambulance service.

Other Information:
Since my heart attack, I have a new perspective on life. I look at what is really important and don't sweat the small stuff. Life is too short not to enjoy the journey while we are here.

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    Sharing my inspiration for this week “Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.”― Mahatma GandhiI am thankful for each day God grants me and learning so much from you all.
    Stay safe and have a wonderful week
    163 days ago
    Giving thanks .for good food, great times, blessings and amazing people like you.
    Have a Happy Thanksgiving
    167 days ago
    Sending Sunday Blessings.
    Wishing you a fantastic week
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    Thank you for sharing you remarkable story. I'm glad you are here to share it with us all. You're an inspiration. Blessings.
    244 days ago
  • v FLPALM
    Thank you for inviting me to your group. Please give me a little time, because I have an upcoming surgery on 3/4/2020, which will also require recovery time.

    I was on SP from about 2010 - 2016. Thinking I could "Cut my Computer Time and Exercise More" I was on a roll for the good, UNTIL things started to happen. 2016, my sister, 74 years old, passed away, leaving a total mess, needless to say. I also have had numerous surgeries these last couple of years, UGH, and I was THE HEALTHY ONE!!!!! Breast Cancer, Radiation, and to repair THREE LARGE HERNIAS that was in my midriff, from basically my left side across to the right side. Yikes!!!! So this last surgery, should complete, for me anyway, I sincerely hope, the END of MY MEDICAL ISSUES.

    Thank you again, and I added you to my SPFriends, so we can definitely keep in touch
    450 days ago
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