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Since last Dec when everything in my world fell apart, I have been trying to figure out what my new normal is. I will be celebrating my 10th anniversary on Spark this month and I am not where I want to be but at least I am lighter than when I started!

My DH of 28 years passed away in Dec and since then I have had my ups and down and continue to have them but hopefully I will figure out one of these days a new normal for myself. For years I was his caregiver and now I only have Abbie & I to care for.

I continue on daily and will continue the good fight. I do it not to be thin but to stay healthy.

Member Since: 8/25/2009

Fitness Minutes: 464,196

My Goals:
Ultimately I would like to lose about 70 lbs but my main goal is to eat healthy and get into a healthy weight and BMI range. Diabetes runs in my family so I hope by living healthy I can avoid that.

My Program:
I walk at least 5x a week for 3 or more miles and try to swim several times a week.
I eat vegan 1-2 days per week and watch my salt intake.

Personal Information:
Born and raised in a small town in central Ill. Moved to Edwardsville, IL to attend SIU, and got my degree from Webster Univ in STL, MO in 1985. Lived in the STL area for about 30 yrs before hitting the road and living in an rv for 6 yrs. Settled down due to health issues of my hubby. I have 2 sons, 2 step-daughters and a step-son. Between us we have 14 grandchildren and 8 great grandkids. I was forced into early retirement when the company I worked for was sold in 2000. Was able to enjoy it as it allowed us to travel and had we waited, the health issues would have kept us from doing that. I am blessed to have been maried twice to wonderful men. I married my high school sweetheart at 18 and he passed away at 41, due to complications of diabetes. I am happily remarried for 25 yrs now.

Other Information:
Have had to table my love of reading for now-eye sight has been a real problem for the last couple of years.

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  • v JUSTJ2014
    I just wanted to stop and say Hello. I saw you were the Sparkpoints leader for the SP Class of February 17-23, 2008. I was number 3 on the list. This is my third time around here but it helps me. If you need encouragement or just tal chat feel free to add me and send me a message. Together we can do anything. emoticon emoticon
    219 days ago
    Are you looking to Lose the Winter Weight? Then the BL Challenge just might be what your looking for. The focus of the challenge is to promote a healthy lifestyle through weekly Nutrition and Fitness Challenges, and to promote healthy weight loss and provide support and encouragement. The Challenge consists of ten teams and goes for ten weeks.
    To join you can search Biggest Loser Fall Challenge ALL Teams, or send me a Sparkmail and I will send you a link oe visit my Sparkpage and click on the Blue Biggest Loser Icon. Once there add your name to the waitlist that is located just below the chat thread.


    237 days ago
  • v LUCYCAN7
    Wishing you a Wonderful Friday and Weekend,Pat! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    249 days ago
  • v RAMONA1954
    Pat, thanks for commenting on my blogs. I woukd have been terrified!
    283 days ago
  • v LUCYCAN7
    emoticon Pat,hope you are doing well. emoticon emoticon
    326 days ago
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