Hi, Everyone! My name is Jeannette and I live with my l'il doggie, Dani, in Rio Rico, AZ. I'm a retired gaming secretary, having spent 42 years in Las Vegas with my husband, who, after 52 years of marriage, passed from small cell lung cancer this last May.
I play golf, contract bridge, read, sew, and belong to Silver Sneakers. Oh, and living so close to the beautiful country of Mexico, I'm also constantly working on my Spanish.
I have two wonderful women daughters, one lives in Dallas, and the other in Austin, TX. I have two wonderful men grandsons, one lives with his lady in Las Vegas and one with his wife in Phoenix.
I have been a dieter all my life. Name it, I've done it. I seemed to be able to keep things going until, gasp!, menopause. Then it went to "you know where" in a hand-basket. Try as I may, I kept gaining. In 2004 I had my time with breast cancer, and by the time I was through with treatment and the steroids that are involved, I was at my maximum weight of 194 (at 5'2").
I joined WW about 15 years ago (fat/fiber time) and lost 3 lbs. in 6 weeks. My leader just couldn't believe I was following the plan, working out and not losing. . .well, guess what, I couldn't believe it either!
Susanne Somers and Dr. Atkins became my constant companions. I worked and worked to lose weight. I joined LV Athletic club and worked out 4 times a week (I was younger then ) and while I would lose some weight, it wasn't enough to make it worth the effort. I loved the gym though, and continued trying.
After retirement I lost 20 lbs. That was amazing - stress really does effect your weight! I was also through with my BC treatment and that helped. In 2007 I had knee replacement surgery. I lost another 20 lbs. WOW!! I was finally down to what I never wanted to get up to!
When we moved to Rio Rico in 2008, I weighed less than I had in 15 or more years. But it didn't last. I got lazy, started thinking I could eat and drink at will and all would be well. . . sigh!
When my husband was diagnosed with small cell lung cancer last June, the stress started to rise and so did the weight. When he passed this last May, I weighed in at 184 lbs. I had to take a hard look at myself - what do I want to do with the rest of my life? And, what do I have to do to achieve the goals that I set. I rejoined WW, this time online as the one meeting I attended was all sales pitch stuff. Realizing that, in my opinion, Sparkpeople was an easier site to get around in, I begin to track everything there. I found blogers who posed information and wonderful recipes using the Points + system, found web sites to factor points and exercise, found Heath Discovery and so many other good resources. I finally decided to discontinue WW online, but did continue tracking, and thus far I've lost 12 lbs.
I'm really looking forward to enjoying all this site has to offer as I go forward in my goal to reach 125-130 lbs. I'm here to be a supporter, listener and, when necessary and wanted, a booty kicker! And I want to be supported, listened to and, when necessary, have my booty kicked!! !!