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I'm Missy, a 59 year old who was suddenly widowed in February 2017. Some of you knew my husband as CaptainCookie.

I am from New Orleans and now live just northwest of the city. A common greeting here is, "Where ya at?" Native New Orleanians are often, therefore, called Yats.

I have worked at home since 1989 as a transcriber for court reporters, law enforcement agencies, physicians, and others. That means I've sat in front of a computer monitor for untold hours at a time and grown fatter and fatter, eventually being a slug who never moved and then a slug who COULDN'T move.

I had gastric sleeve surgery in July 2017 and as of March 2018 I have lost 85 pounds. I have a long way to go but I'm making progress!

SparkPeople has added so many dear friends and a vitally important measure of accountability to my life. I've been away far too long. With God's help I hope to be an encouragement to others here and a blessing to the community. Apart from Him I can do nothing. With Him all things are possible.

(Thanks for not giving up on me, Lou!)

Member Since: 5/21/2009

Fitness Minutes: 12,387

My Goals:
To become healthier and more energetic.

My Program:
My daily nutrition plan is: Under 1,000 calories, under 100 carbs, 60-85 grams of protein, and 64 ounces of water.

My fitness plan is a minimum of three, 30-minute sessions of low impact or water aerobics per week.

My goal is to implement a walking regimen that I can live with, even as the sweltering heat of southeast Louisiana sets in!

Personal Information:
I am active in our church family, love to read, like playing online games, and enjoy connecting with family and friends as often as possible in person and on FaceBook. If you are on FB, I hope you will befriend me there!

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