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My husband Duane and I at a Diabetic Conference April 2017

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Happiness for everyday given to us by God to cherish the moments that matter most in life!

Spend more time with those you love because we never know how long they will be with us.. start making memories with them today!

Do one random act of kindness at least once a day if not once or more a week. Even just give out compliments you don't know how bad someone might need to hear it that day!

Member Since: 1/13/2008

Fitness Minutes: 7,248

My Goals:
To improve my health, eat more healthy and get more physically fit so that I can do more things with the hubby and even my kids. The kids and hubby are very patient. The kids don't mind me tagging a long to all the neat places we have in down town Salt Lake and they love it. I do too but I feel like it slows them down as I have to take breaks and sit on my walker and they NEVER complain. My hubby and I walk the park also do the treadmill. Then we set new goals as we accomplish the old ones.

My hubby and I do not get much a lone time as we would like it just is hard with the life we have so when we do we keep moving on.

I want to get back down to the 330 that I was prior to the Winter 5% challenge in 2013 right before me my knee surgery in April 2014. I had gone from 362-330 from Spring 2013 to Winter 2013 so in about 9 months. I so need to get there again. I am positive I got back to gaining by stopping use of all the tools that Sparkpeople has to offer and not participat

My Program:
1. Drink more water to be feel more hydrated and ultimately feel better.

2. Reduce sugar drinks including sugar-free flavored waters.

3. Watch my portions and eat off a 9" plate.

4. Walk 3-5 times a week with hubby/ Duane , darling daughter Melissa ( RUBECCAL)

5. Plan meals in advance.

6. Get better sleep to decrease pain and have more stamina. I will wear my c-pap & O2 faithfully which helps my muscles to get the O2 they need as they are very weak without wearing it all the time. It is hard to walk up the 40 ft ramp on the front of my house as my legs would get really weak just doing that little bit of an incline. Now they are doing much better. The doctor also expressed that he would like to see me using it during the day as well. I have to walk with a rollator walker and I just can't seem to find anything that will mount the O2 on the front of it so far.

Since my oldest son 33 passed last week May 7, 2018 I have been in bed by like 9:30 pm -

Personal Information:
I am 55 years old. I am working on losing weight to become more healthy and also live long enough to spent some time with my husband.. I love to do stitchery, sewing and many other crafts. I used to volunteer for Utah's annual Belly Dance Festival for about 15++ years I had to give it up due to my back and knees becoming so horrible. Now I try to do random acts of kindness mainly for friends to make their day special for them.

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You can ask me anything any time~

I will be honest with you all the time~

The miracle isn't that I finished. The miracle is that I had the courage to start. - John Bingham LOVE THIS I am making it my new Mantra.. as I started walking more seriously for ME~

You get what you put into it~ always contribute to the result you want~

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  • v MNEME2
    "Each day comes bearing its own gifts. Untie the ribbons." Ruth Ann Schabacker emoticon
    5 days ago
    We are going to try to head out as early as possible on Saturday morning knowing that it's about 12 hours to your town. Hopefully I'll have cell phone service to call when we get closer. I'll email you on Friday. Can't wait!
    5 days ago
    I forgot to answer your question Paula, yes I am very much enjoying this 5% challenge. Thank you for giving me the heads up. Let's both do better this week. You can contact me every day with your plan and I'll be your support. Let's do this!
    14 days ago
    I am so glad that the book has given you better insight into what 'normal grieving' really looks like.
    People say really stupid things sometimes.
    After my daughter died, (when I was working with families with newborns-I was forced to return to work or forfeit my job, but I was still very raw) my supervisor told me that my feelings would help me better understand how parents that lose their infants were feeling. I guess that means I should use it on my resume???

    Feeling very sad and down this morning. it comes and goes. I know you understand.
    Love and hugs, B
    14 days ago
    how are you doing at the end of the first week of the 5% challenge?
    16 days ago
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