DUCHESSDTR

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Me at my heaviest before starting Weight Watchers. Who said black is thinning???



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Another prayer shawl that I enjoy making for others


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After struggling with my weight most of my married life, losing it and gaining it back and repeating the process (a viscious cycle it seems), I've deciced, at the age of 65 (Nov., 2011) that I want to enjoy my senior years, live to see my 12 grandchildren grow older and play with the younger ones and FEEL better. I'm a multiple joint replacement woman with a bad back so sometimes my activities are limited. If I didn't think I could do my self-proclaimed "Journey to Success" for myself, I wouldn't have come here and laid all this out in front of everyone. My family is extremely supportive of me, especially my husband of 42 years. I have a lot of weight to lose but I'm setting small increments in goals so I don't get discouraged right out of the gate.

Member Since: 5/20/2011

Fitness Minutes: 300

My Goals:
I'm setting small goals in weight loss rather than one huge one. Otherwise I get discouraged before I'm even out of the gate. I keep thinking about the tortoise and the hare story. The tortoise kept his eye on the prize, head down and kept on moving...slowly, while the hare goofed off, became too self-assured and ended up losing the race. I'm setting weight goals of 20# increments. I have a long ways to go but I'll get there. I'm calling this my Journey to Success.


My Program:
I have osteoarthritis and am a multiple joint replacement recipient. Therefore, I'm limited on exercise but I do what I can. I stretch and do arm lifts and leg lifts while sitting. When my back allows, I'll get out and walk short distances and then sit for a bit before continuing on. Hopefully, as I lose weight, exercising will be come easier and a more likeable experience.



Personal Information:
I'm from IL originally and now live in MI. My BD is 11/4/46 and I've been married to the same man for 42 years. We have 3 grown children, 10 grands and 2 great grands. We live near our 2 daughters. Our son still lives in Chicago and is a Chicago police officer (worry all the time!) My favorite hobby is pen paling and I've pen paled on a regular basis since 1974. I've traveled to meet pen pals throughout the USA and other countries and have had same in my home. I'm a Christian (Catholic by faith).


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I'm actually going to WW meetings weekly but I enjoy Spark People web site more than the WW web site so spend my time here.

My husband and I are involved with church activities and we volunteer 2 mornings a week.

"And then the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom."
--Anais Nin, Danish Dearest




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  • v IMAYARNIE
    Hi, Rosie! You, my dear, have been missed around the team. I'd love to get to know you better. We have a brand new weight loss challenge that runs through the first day of Autumn. I'm looking forward to seeing you around.

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    3306 days ago

    Comment edited on: 6/26/2011 1:02:11 PM
  • v no profile image WHOIWASBORNTOBE
    Hi Rosie-gal,
    Glad to hear you are starting to feel better. Keep up the great exercising and healthier eating. You are doing FANTASTIC!!! I am so very proud of you. emoticon
    3309 days ago
  • v IOWAGRAMMA
    Rosie, I've been wondering how you're feeling. Hope things have improved a lot for you. It always takes longer than we'd like, but hoping for the best for you. Jeannie emoticon
    3317 days ago
  • v PATTYCAKE17
    Thank you for friending me and the pretty knitting goodie. I love the colors. I dropped the knitting after dropping too many stitches! and started up a ripple crochet pattern. Guess I'm just desperate to keep my fingers busy in the melting hot weather. I don't know the "V" pattern you mentioned, but willing to try.
    Thanks for the offer of patterns. I shop AC Moore and Michaels. If any of those patterns are available in those stores or a book at the library or Borders, please let me know. I'm free to drop one project and start another at a moment's notice.LOL emoticon emoticon emoticon
    3323 days ago

    Comment edited on: 6/10/2011 10:29:42 AM
  • v HEALTHYGRAMMY49
    Glad to hear your siatica is doing better. BTW, we have 2 granddaughters (soon to be 3) and 1 grandson. The weather here near the Napa Valley in CA has been unseasonably cool and rainy. We're even setting new records for rain and cold temps. Think God still remembers this is CA we're talkin' about? lol. Have a terrific weekend and remember to stay on program. We've come too far to go back now!! Bev
    3324 days ago
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