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Overcoming 12/2018 update Ok.. so last time I logged in was probably in 2015. I’ve been in good health since then. Yay! However, I had put on weight. In March, I started to lose weight again and I’ve made great progress. Still coping with bouts of chronic pain and disc issues. Still overcoming! I have been clear of the cancer 4 years now!!! 2015— Diabetes, multiple disc herniations, arthritis throughout the spine, chronic pain, Replacement knees, and then, breast cancer SURVIVOR! Sparkpeople are SURVIVOR people! 2010—I was in a wheelchair and moved to FL as a last hope to reduce severe chronic pain so I could continue working and regain some quality of life. A few months later, I was walking again.

Member Since: 1/28/2012

Fitness Minutes: 33,051

My Goals:
I want to be able to dance and play golf again!

AND I want a better balanced life of work an personal investment.

BC Survivor..I'm counting on it!

My Program:
*Using recumbent exercise bike 3 times a week 20-30 minutes
*Walking the dog 3 times a week
(These are major goals-- I have not been able to really walk in 1.5 years)

Managing and tracking my diabetic diet for weight loss (1300 cal)

Personal Information:
In Oct 2013 I had my left knee replaced, I had the other one replaced in mid Dec. 2013!!!

Therefore, I am managing recovery, adjusting to my new diagnosis of diabetes on top of GETTING IN SHAPE again!

Other Information:
I live in FL so the weather will not hold me back this winter! UPDATE... But the summer rainy season just MIGHT!

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  • v SHARON10002
    H - Have a wonderful day.

    A - APPRECIATE the smallest victories.

    P - Live each day with PURPOSE.

    P - Keep your thoughts POSTIVE.

    Y - YESTERDAY is the now the past - leave it behind you.

    V - Each one of you is VERY IMPORTANT to me.

    A - Knowing you ALWAYS makes me smile.

    L - LOVE and admiration is what I feel for you.

    E - Thank you for all of your ENCOURAGEMENT.

    N - NEVER forget how special you are!

    T - THOUGHTS of you brighten my day.

    I - I hope you are successful in whatever you do.

    N - You are NATURALLY beautiful.

    E - EVERY day with you is special.

    S - SPARKLE On!

    D - Each DAY is a chance to start anew.

    A - ALWAYS believe in yourself.

    Y - You are so loved by me.
    2319 days ago
    I'm overcoming hip surgery and it's nice to find others who are facing a similar battle. I'd like to get back to dancing too! Right now I'm just adjusting to walking again, but I have determination, if nothing else. emoticon
    2351 days ago
  • v EABHA70
    You know, when I was a kid, I loved running. And I was good at it. But as an adult, I never thought I'd run anywhere. It just seemed impossible. I am so thrilled to be back at it, and finding that I am still naturally talented at it.

    You have had a heck of a year, and here you are (here we both still are!) hanging in there and racking up the fitness points!!
    2383 days ago
  • v SHARON10002
    emoticon T for time to be together, Turkey, talk and tangy weather.

    emoticon H for harvest stored away, Home, and hearth and holiday.

    emoticon A for autumn’s frosty art, And abundance in the heart.

    emoticon N for neighbors and November, Nice things, new things to remember.

    emoticon K for kitchen, kettle’s croon. Kith and kin expected soon.

    emoticon S for sizzles, sights and sounds, And something special that abounds.

    emoticon That spells THANKS – for joy in living

    And happy and good Thanksgiving! emoticon
    Have a GREAT week!
    2401 days ago
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    When Witches Go Riding
    & Black Cats Are Seen,
    The Moon Laughs & Whispers
    'Tis Near Halloween!!!

    Happy First day of October!!!
    Here's to a Spooktacular Month!!!


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    2454 days ago
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