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Thank you for stopping by. It is always nice when Sparkfriends come to visit!! You just made me feel special!!

FYI, I have very unreliable internet so I often don't respond in a timely manner.

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Tomorrow is not promised, so make sure you take time today to find some joy, share your love and do at least one thing that is good for just you! Look for a rainbow everyday!

Member Since: 8/28/2006

Fitness Minutes: 88,508

My Goals:
I have to get my weight down as well as my blood sugar levels. My goal is to lose 10 pounds this time during the Fall Challenge. My fasting blood sugars have been getting higher so I must exercise and watch my carbs.

My Program:
Since we are far enough from town to limit joining a gym I have made a nice home gym here. I just need to use it. I have loads of DVDs, a pilates reformer, fitness ball, weight and bands.
Watching my carb intake makes all the difference in my blood sugar levels. I am not sure just how low I can consistently go with my carbs. I eat and test to see what is working and what does not. Basically no eating of nasty white stuff: sugar, flour, etc.
In order to reach my goals tracking is a must as well as 40 minutes plus exercise each day.

Personal Information:
I am 67, been on Sparks a long time and will always be a Firecracker. We are originally from Baltimore, MD and now live in wild, wonderful WV! I miss some of the convenience of 'city' life but do love country living even if it takes 25 minutes to get to town. My 2 children are grown and I miss them so I spy on FB whenever I can!!

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I use LoseIt to track my food because I don't have to be online to do it. I have had a Fitbit since 2010. I love Walk It Out on my Wii, still enjoy looking for the rainbow!

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  • v ABAKER34
    Thank you so much for your comments on my sparkpage!
    4 days ago
    Thanks for stopping by and commenting on my blog. It has been a long journey to find balance but I am happy with my current relationship with carbs. Right now they are like a pesky cousin - I love them but I wish they would visit a little less often!
    6 days ago
    Emily, I actually like to blog because it often helps me focus. But I've been in slug mode since the eye surgery. I'm glad I did "engage" though. I was borderline for the surgery, but wanted to get it done while I'm still on contract at the language school and get paid for sick leave. I'm going freelance at some point. Yes, let's do this thing - it's worked before and can work again. Glad to be a Firecracker once again!
    12 days ago
    Woo Hoo! Yay for no cancer!!! :)
    17 days ago
    Thanks for the relaxation music and two thumbs up goodies! You are so sweet to have kept me in your thoughts! Excited to be back on SP as of today!!! :)

    How are you feeling and recovering yourself?
    20 days ago

    Comment edited on: 9/30/2017 7:06:27 PM
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