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I got turned around there for awhile and stopped doing the things that I used to do...the things that kept me healthy. You know how it is. Life happens and it can throw some real ugly challenges your way. I went through some pretty tough times, an ugly, long and drawn-out divorce, the death of a child, to mention the worst. I really lost control of a part of my life, gained a lot of weight and began having a variety of health issues.

In the past, I was a fighter. I didn't give up. If someone told me I couldn't, I'd say "Watch me!" When I did all I could until I couldn't do any more, I'd keep on pushing and do more anyway. That was then, before I lost my way. I didn't fall into feeling sorry for myself or anything like that. I was just knocked down so hard that I couldn't seem to get up again. I lost a part of myself back there somewhere.

I always had a hopeful spirit and I don't think I ever lost that, but somehow I think there was a part of me that was just numb, not able to feel. I have always felt that in whatever happens there is a lesson to be learned, a good to come out of it...even with the bad things...especially with the bad. Well, I still believe that and I can see positive aspects of some of my own sorrows. There were lessons and good did come.

Now, after many years, I'm ready to be whole again. I want to feel strong and whole and healthy again. I'm ready, I'm ready, I'm ready. So, if anybody tells me that I won't be able to make it, I'll just say "Watch me!"




Member Since: 7/31/2010

Fitness Minutes: 26,414

My Goals:
I am working on getting my life back together. I feel like I have been walking around in a fog for awhile and now the fog has lifted and I can feel the sun on my face.


My Program:
I go to the gym on my way to work 5 days a week. I do 35 minutes on the elliptical every day and weight training every Mon, Wed, and Friday for another 30 minutes. I try to Eat Clean and am pretty good at it.



Personal Information:
I live in Virginia. I have 4 children and 3 grandchildren. I still work, but have also started a photography business that is part-time.


Other Information:
Besides photography, I love to read, enjoy scrapbooking when I have the time, and spend time with my children and grandchildren.




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  • v VETTRANGER
    Thanks for the nice comment on my blog. :-) I agree with others that you have a beautiful picture, and that lens doesn't look too bad either!!

    VR
    3634 days ago
  • v DSHONEYC
    I like your spirit....thanks for your comments. Life happens when we are busy making plans!

    This plan is gonna work, cause I am planning on Thinking Like a Thin Person!
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    3733 days ago
  • v SENATOR9
    Thank you for the Easter basket and a happy Easter to you too
    3751 days ago
  • v DSHONEYC
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    It's out there, just for you. Welcome back to living the good life. We all have so much baggage (more than 16oz. I am afraid) but we don't have to take it with us anymore on our trip "around our world". Good luck to you and thanks for your blog comment.
    emoticon Ciao, Bella!
    3759 days ago
  • v VALERIET52
    awww, thanks Linda... I am a NON smoker and that is how I have to think when there... it will give me a reason to get OFF my butt and go outside for a walk to get away from Mom smoking.. I will NOT say anything OR complain as it is their house and she is 85yrs old so I will deal... thanks for the support hun, means alot!!!!!

    Pepper emoticon
    3764 days ago
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