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DB and I walked the trails at Effigy Mounds, northeast Iowa




Weaving on a 200 year-old loom at a museum every fall.


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I live in Iowa; I knit, spin, weave, sew. If it has fiber I am all over it. Except for quilting and baskets; not enough time in the day.

SparkPeople was off my radar for a long, long time. But after finding a new way to go I am using it again. In April 2012 I reached my first goal of losing 60 pounds and have been at maintenance ever since. Which is not quite true. If you talked with my coach I was maintaining. But I gained weight back. Right now I am not 160 but 200. It was four years returning but it returned and now I am working to take it back down without the program I used in 2011-12.

According to BMI and current weight charts (which are totally inaccurate and illogical) I was still counted as obese at 161. But right now I do not feel as good as I could. Sooooo, on the trail to lose what I have gained and perhaps go a bit lower to see how that feels.


Member Since: 4/6/2009

Fitness Minutes: 32,978

My Goals:
My biggest goal is to limber up and gain more stamina. The fact that pounds drop off is an added benefit.


My Program:
I have added more walking; taking the stairs going up. It is bumpy going with being consistent with weights.



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Iowa City, Iowa
Enforced retirment in February 2017 which makes me very happy for a number of reasons: 1-more time with DB; 2-able to walk more and not be tied to an office; 3-fibre related things, creating, conferences, etc.; and 4-be outside.


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"Make it work" has become a talisman for me. Many times I want to walk away but Tim G's voice in my head will not let me and so I go back into the fray to try and make it work.




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  • v BESSHAILE
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    Thanks for the bloglove. My son went to Tech so I know that part of the world. We are just the opposite - flat flat flat - upper Tidewater. But it is all beautiful. I really AM one lucky duck to live where I can just walk outdoors in almost any direction. I have been diligent about appreciating the gift of my world this autumn - really trying to lift my head above any petty concerns to appreciate the glory that is outdoors.

    You definitely are welcome to ride along in my pocket.
    7 hours ago
  • v BESSHAILE
    Thanks for the bloglove.

    Funny thing about exercise - or any other thing I feel I have to make sure I do. Not that I don't love working out but because when "should" is attached to something I just might push myself too hard. Or quit altogether. Very all or nothing-ish.

    Anyway - I plan to take the time (that I now have) to understand better the signals my body is sending me.
    1 day ago
  • v LEANJEAN6
    Oh my goodness--Now I am crying--- Thank yu so much for the vacation--- Hugs-Lynda
    3 days ago
  • v BESSHAILE
    I like small business sunday too - or Shop Local Saturday. I pretty much shop all local now.
    Thanks for the bloglove.

    I guess as we accumulate the years, we also accumulate the stuff, so the need to get a mega-bargain on something matters less. Funny - when I was young and, essentially, broke, my goal was to make Christmas for $100 - cards, gifts, decorations, and the meal. LOL - I made everything, but I wonder how cheesy my gifts appeared, way back then. Fortunately the only child had low expectations, was pleased by everything and we thought the holidays were fun.

    It's just my way to have Christmas vs, say, my sister's. Same budget. Different goals. And who knows. She's a fun gal to hang out with. If we'd lived closer I might have gone with her.

    Or not.
    3 days ago
  • v GOOZLEBEAR
    You do awesome knitting. I’m so impressed!
    5 days ago
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