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My sister visited me from England July 8-22 2006. This was taken at the Enterprise Mill in Augusta

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My grandchildren, Angelica, Nicolette and Jacob, Winter 2006 in England

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Hubby, Mark, with his hero, Benny Hill, at Madame Tussaud's in Amsterdam, 1999

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Hi, my name is Rose.

I'm 59 and have fought my weight for almost 30 years now, since putting on over 120lbs in 15 months. I suffer from high blood pressure, high cholesterol (both controlled by meds), an underactive thyroid, and some physical disability due to sciatica, osteoporosis and a knee and hip both needing replacement.

My goal is to lose 162lbs to get back to what was my "normal" weight for 15 years, and hopefully be able to stop taking most of my meds. Some days I think I must rattle!

However, I LOVE my life! I have 2 acres of land and share it with my hubby, 3 cats, 5 dogs, 4 goats, and numerous chickens. I am blessed with many friends all over the world, have 3 children and 9 grandchildren, and am in my element now.

I love history, write poetry, enjoy reading thrillers of all sorts, am a strong believer in early childhood education and that childhood should be a magical time.

I'm also an Avon lady, so if you want to have Avon delivered to your door directly from the company, or if you'd like to start selling it yourself, just check out my website at: to buy AVON
and put rosemarydempsey in the box, to sell. If you join this way, email me so that I can send you some FREE AVON to help get you started.

My goals with Avon, are to get a new vehicle (got Sebastian, my Land Rover Discovery II in August 2007!!! YAY!) , pay for new china cabinets for my country kitchen and new windows for the whole house. I also want to make Executive Unit Leader

My new goals with AVON are to end this year with full-time incomes from part-time work, and to get all our bills paid off.

Member Since: 7/26/2006

Fitness Minutes: 429

My Goals:
To lose weight and become healthier and fitter.

My Program:
For now, counting calories and moving a bit more. I have hip, knee and back probs so energetic exercise is out of the question right now. I''m trying to make sure and do SOMETHING every day though.

Personal Information:
I'm in Greenville, SC. Email address is ... because I have 4 pet Nubian goats. I have a bit of a backyard barnyard with chickens, have 3 rescued cats, 5 rescued dogs (all of whom have lost all memory of their lowly beginnings and now consider my husband and I their personal slaves, LOL)

Other Information:

"Give thanks in all things"

"To thine own self be true"

"Follow your dreams"

Favourite songs:

"I Hope You Dance" by Lee Ann Womack and

"Wind Beneath My Wings" by Bette Midler - both because of the words.

"The Rose" by Bette Midler and

"Lady" by Kenny Rogers - because these were dedicated to me years ago by people.

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    Hi Rose,
    My dentist visit went about like expected. The tooth was broke in half and had to be pulled to now I have this hole and everything feels bruised. I have to wait 6 weeks for it to heal and then go back and talk about a bridge or implant. So I gotta start saving for that too.

    Glad to see you back!!! I've missed you.
    3725 days ago
    Hey Jan, yep been on here since 2006:) I'll def pray for you!
    3732 days ago
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    Sweet Rose, didn't know you are doing sparkpeople too. It has helped me keep within my calorie scale. I had been eating below 1200 calories and couldn't lose the wt. I started over a week ago and lose 3 lbs in one week. I have kind stopped as the weekends kill it. too much hubby time to eat out. Hard to write down a corral buffet. So proud of you and what you have accomplished. I will be praying for you if you will do the same for me. Love ya girl.
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    3732 days ago
    You truly do not know my fear of needles.
    When I was five I was having surgery at 6 am. At 5 am, they came into prep me and some idoit figured don't wake up her and gave me on shot in my thigh and when the other shot was being given, I woke up screaming and the needle broke off into my leg.
    Since then the only way to get blood was to have someone with me and I had to be lying done so I did not see the needle or tubes. But in the last two years I have met an awesome phempotolmist who talks to me while we do it and I am finally able to sit up and do it. Also having blood every 6 weeks makes you better at it. Even better at the IV"s now.
    4154 days ago
    Hey lady!! Thanks for the comment on my page! Sorry to hear about your back! That stinks! I totally share your frustration on sharing a vehicle though! Billy and I have been sharing a vehicle for almost 4 months now while his engine is being rebuilt! UGGH!! How is Avon going? I kind of miss it sometimes, all the parties and hanging out with everyone, but I just do not have the time for it right now. As it looks, we are planning a wedding soon! The date is still a secret to everyone but my family and Billy and me until he finally makes our engagement official... but it will be here before you know it. YAY!! Anyway, as you say, I will love ya and leave ya, and it was great to hear from you! Keep in touch!!
    4506 days ago
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