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I love all living things: people, animals, and plants. I am an amateur herbalist, and love to cook with and use herbs for all sorts of things.

My weight gain has happened gradually, and I'm not starving myself to take it off. Exercise is key with me. As the grandmother of seven, I find that weight no longer bounces off like it once did. I actually wonder if I really should be the soft pillow my own grandmother was that made her hugs wonderful! Then I think about the health challenges that presents, and I get "real."

I have several circles of friends: my church family, always the first friends wherever we move, my friends at the Bernina store where I used to work, my chorus friends (the source of the gold medal), my herb club and gardening friends, and the walking club that started me walking some 15 years ago. I talk about Spark People to all of them.

Member Since: 3/24/2010

Fitness Minutes: 65,172

My Goals:
To feel fit and healthy, and physically vital.

My Program:
Eating less desserts and more real food; eliminating processed foods.

Personal Information:
Born during WWII in a "Maternal Nursing Home" (an adjunct to the local hospital) in North Platte Nebraska, lived in several big cities ever since: San Diego, Philadelphia, Washington D.C. Moved from Dallas to Missouri in summer of 2014. Love growing herbs, singing, quilting, and crazy quilting. Grandmother of seven. Trying to increase my dependence on God, and to quit thinking I have all the answers.

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I'm an avid reader. Not a single day goes by without a book, in my "reading chair," in bed, in the throne room.

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    Hi Yvonne, I very much enjoyed reading about your family reunion. I was very impressed with how important your family is to the area they all originated from.
    Grace from Slimming Seniors
    107 days ago
  • v KICKINGIT@56

    My prayers are for you and your husband.


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    253 days ago
  • v KICKINGIT@56
    Hi Ladybug1943,

    Just stopped by to check in on you. Hope all is well and going well. I'm like the prodigal child who returns to her spark home when she runs out of other options. Thankfully SP is always happy to take me back. So here I am back again still trying to lose those unhealthy 20#. How is your journey going. Stop by for a cup of tea and a chat.

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    254 days ago
  • v SPARKFRAN514
    Yesterday is now stored in our memory bank,
    full of things we cannot change.
    Focus on today and make today a perfect memory for tomorrow."
    274 days ago
  • v KICKINGIT@56
    Hi sparkfriend, hope you new year has gotten off to a great start.

    You've heard of the 12 days of Christmas...well these are the 12 months of blessings:

    January: may you experience JOY every day.

    February: may God grant you FAVOR as you go on your way.

    March: may you be aware of the many MIRACLES on display all around you.

    April: may God open up Heaven and pour out on you an ABUNDANCE of blessings.

    May: may MUSIC fill your heart even when times are difficult

    June: may you JEALOUSLY guard your time so that not 1 second is wasted

    July: may your summer be a JAMBOREE of luscious summertime fruits

    August: may ANGELIC voices sing you to sleep every night.

    September: may you experience SUCCESS in all your healthy lifestyle goals.

    October: may your home be well ORGANIZED and smoothly run.

    November: may you learn something NEW every day to share with another.

    December: and may Santa DELIVER everything on your Christmas list this year

    Wishing you all the above and more for 2017. Keep in touch.

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    313 days ago
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