52114ME   11,761
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JB's Healthy start on Sparkspeople

One female , an over weight couch potato, already 50 seeking a healthier lifestyle.
One female , an over weight couch potato, already 50 seeking a healthier lifestyle.



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 current weight: 229.5 

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Member Since: 3/28/2011

SparkPoints: 11,761

Fitness Minutes: 9,674

My Goals:
I am a non-runner with a hope to complete a jogged marathon one day. Long term loosing 70#s.
Getting back outside and away from the COUCH are important to me.
Short term walking, walking. want to transition to jogging.

My Program:
fast walking on a treadmill 4+ days for 30+ minutes and increasing as time goes by.

Personal Information:
A native of Silicon valley, commuting to the country. Partial empty nester.

Other Information:
Interests include ballroom dancing, especially west coast swing & foxtrot. I enjoy spending time with animals, like my Moluccan cockatoo Lilly, dog, kitty and horses (appaloosa).

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Member Comments:
9/25/2012 12:54:05 PM

Thank you for your awesome support on my blog. I really appreciate it and I really appreciate you! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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9/7/2012 2:19:02 PM

"You can succeed if nobody else believes it, but you will never succeed if you don't believe in yourself."
- William J. H. Boetcker
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Thank you for commenting on my "Live it!" blog. I appreciate the support. Have a healthy weekend!

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8/16/2012 7:15:21 PM

emoticon for reading and commenting on my blog stop and smell the flowers. With all that is happening in the news today, isn't it a nice welcome to hear about someone doing something really decent. I really didn't expect to get such a response. I am glad I could brighten member's day. This was sent to me in an email. I have no idea who the family is or the postal worker. Whoever they are bless them. Have a nice weekend. emoticon

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8/12/2012 12:09:32 AM

Thank you so much for your comments on my recent blog “Congratulations – you have won 86,400…” I have been overwhelmed and honoured by the response and receiving a popular blog award.
In the past three weeks my mother-in-law passed away at 93, my brother-in-law had open heart surgery to repair an aortic aneurysm and my son’s mother-in-law has been diagnosed with thyroid cancer and is undergoing radical surgery tomorrow.
Together with these events, the article came to my inbox as a timely reminder to me that our time here is numbered and every minute that we are given is too precious to waste on unimportant negativity.
As Sparkie friends, we are sharing the journey to focus on being as healthy as possible and finding a successful balance in our lives – through healthy eating, exercise and happy relationships – I just wanted to share the article with everyone and I am humbled that it also resonated with so many others.
Thanks for your support and best wishes for much happiness in the future.
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6/27/2012 9:29:25 PM

Thanks for commenting on my Trikke vlog. The Roadster model that we have is more challenging than the other models (Roadster is meant for advanced riders). So, we are having a challenge getting it to go up even the slightest incline! The fun part is, even the slightest decline let's you go like the wind! It's alot of fun, but a workout!

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