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Maintaining on the sliding scale and beyond. Life has given me enough endless challenges! I need to keep learning how to cope with them, as this is life! No one said it would be easy or fair. We are not guaranteed tomorrow. Retirement has brought me to the time in my life that I’m the healthiest I have ever been. my favorite challenge is eating one pound of veggies a day. Half cooked and half raw.

Member Since: 12/24/2011

Fitness Minutes: 120,983

My Goals:
1. Workout in a.m.
2. Eat within my calorie zone
3. Eat more whole food
4. Stay focused
5. Track my meals and fitness
6. Log into SP when i can
7. Support others and engage in a support system
8. Make bedtime a priority
9. Stay focused on my goals.
10. Maintain a healthy weight the rest of my life

My Program:
Meditation & Prayer
Positive Self-talk
Taking the time I need to Grieve
Eating 80% more whole foods
Working out 6 times a week: walk, tone & stretch strength training

Personal Information:
Walking, biking,circuit training, & strength training, are my favorite way to be active.
Books that have helped me:
The Spark Solution by Becky Hand, Stepfanie Romine, experts and SP members.
Healing after Loss by Martha Whitmore Hickman
Maximum Metabolism by Robert Robert M. Giller M.D. & Kathy Mathews
Outsmarting the Female Fat Cell by Debra Waterhouse, M.P.H. R.D.
The Sugar Solution by Sari Harrar and Prevention
The Hormone Reset Diet by Sara Gottfried, M.D. Eat a pound of veggies a day! (well, okay)
Woman's Bodies, Woman's Wisdom
Chirstiane Northrup,M.D.

Other Information:
Married 33 years
I am a self-taught knitter and crocheter

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    Have a wonderful week too...thanks for helping me pay more attention to my fruits and veggies emoticon
    11 hours ago
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    Thank you for the bright colorful flower bouquet goodie. I appreciate it. I just added you as a Spark Friend. You have some inspirational Spark streaks. I hope you will have a great remainder of the weekend.
    2 days ago
    Just a quick 'Hello' to let you know I was thinking about you and hope all is going well. We can get through this weight management journey together.

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    14 days ago
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    You can order turmeric with black pepper already added from Amazon. I bought 2 bottles from Swanson on Amazon and they came pretty quick considering it was during the Christmas season.
    17 days ago
    The first time I posted to you I managed not to post my post to you on my own page but I lost the post...when I wrote it again, I posted it on my own page. I feel so cool (not really). emoticon

    Here's what I said:

    Rats, I just lost my post to you. Here's trying again emoticon

    Heidi HICIM705 from the Firecrackers sent a group post to her blog about the Winter challenge and it came at a good time for me so I signed up even though I'm trying out a new team this time. The challenge starts on Jan 6 so you could post to CERIUSLY to see if there are any openings still.

    Since I'll be logging in daily to SparkPeople...I might as well take advantage of Spark Coach too.

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    Oh rats, I posted my note to Alley on my own page...hate when I do that.
    19 days ago
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