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Angeline Hoefer of Willoughby has a simple reason she wants to lose weight - family. She longs to travel to see those spread out across the country and dreams of the ease with which she can make it happen if she if she loses weight. She is working to become healthy enough to take part in the Heart Walk in May, in memory of her late grandson.

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Getting Control

The past two weeks have been very emotional for me.  Needless to say, I was struggling with food intake and keeping up with exercise.  Although I absolutely love my job I am kept very busy.  To add to that, my youngest son moved this weekend to NYC and now all four of my kids are in different states.  I know my husband and I have looked forward to being empty nesters for years, but now that we are here, it is sad.  I don’t think I would mind it so much if one or two of the kids lived closer.  And…. We have grandchildren (8 of them) and they are all out of state too. 


One of the reasons I so much want to lose weight and get in shape is so I can travel more with my husband, and play with the kids when we are together.  My mind knows what I need to do but my body does not want to cooperated.  There are times when I don’t even realize I am eating.  And I can come up with a lot of excuses to not exercise.  I have had some health issue over the past several years and most people would say they were wake up calls.  I say that too, but it is still difficult to do anything about it. 


Today I received a devotional that was about being an “empty nester”.  Wow…. Talk about timing.  I was also told to read a book that is about praying your way through a life style changes.  I am willing to try anything.






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