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I have arrived! Retired. House in COLD north sold. Lifetime of "stuff" is distributed. Moved to fabulous Franklin TN. I have time,spirit, energy and drive.
I am at the time of my life when I can chose what I do. I can choose who and what is in my day. With the help of Spark and Spark friends, I am choosing a life of health, activity and happiness.

Good bye to grief and woes. Good bye to 12 hour days and unrelenting pressure in mental health counseling. The rest is what I make it, and I'm ready to make it fine.



Member Since: 6/30/2007

Fitness Minutes: 16,997

My Goals:
I want to become the strongest and healthiest woman I can be.
My goal is to maintain vegetarian/vegan food plan and become a healthier weight.
I want to continue to enter races, I want to continue to enjoy physical exercise and be "nimble and quick" into my later years.


My Program:
1. Aerobic exercise 4 days per week - 40 minutes or more.
2. Strength training - alternating upper and lower body exercises - x4 weekly (2 days each)
3. Add a FUN activity like dance class weekly
4. Stay within nutritional guidelines from Spark
5. Build a streak on turning around a life time habit of eating before bedtime.
6. Increase gifts of time and money for humane treatment of all animals.
7. Increase meditation and prayer time daily.



Personal Information:
My roots are in Western Pennsylvania. I have lived in Japan, Oklahoma, West Virginia, and Illinois. I'm a widow learning to fly solo. My best asset is a sense of humor. If I don't have a good laugh every day, I know I'm not trying hard enough to live well. I am an activist for healthier school lunch programs for children and for humane and compassionate care for all animals.


Other Information:
I've had affiliations with West Virginia University. University of Pittsburgh, Aurora University and Bradley University.




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  • v OILPAINTER
    emoticon To Spark Nashville... we look forward to getting to know you! It's so great to see you in the "town square" posting thread.

    emoticon One more thing,

    I recommend adding your first name to your signature line (edited on your Spark Page, bottom right.) This allows us to get to know you not only by your username but in a more friendly first-name basis.

    I pray 2011 is exceedingly better than you ever dreamed it could be!
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    2081 days ago
  • v SPORADICUS
    Thank you for your comment on my page. I never really gave any thought to the veins that were in place to support the fat on my body! No wonder I have seen my cardio health improve as I've lost weight! :) Thanks for taking the time to read my blog, and I wish you great success on your journey! :)
    2112 days ago
  • v MOMFAN
    I am so sorry that is has taken me so long to acknowledge your post. The community response was overwhelming.

    .¨¯`•.♥*.¨¯`•.¸.•*¨)
    ¸.•´¸.•´¨) ¸.•*¨) My Giving Friend
    (¸.•´ (¸.•´ .•´ ¸¸.•¸.•´¸.•´¨) ¸.•*¨)
    (¸.•´ (¸.•´ .•´ ¸¸.•¨¯`•.¨¯`•.♥*
    ¸.•´ .•´¨¨))♪.,`~ We share so much of our lives
    ((¸¸.•´ ..•´ -:¦:-´¨¨)) -:¦:- Our joy and also our pain.
    ¸.•´ .•´¨¨)) ,.,.*~',~*.^.•´ Without you as my friend,
    ((¸¸.•´ ..•´ -:¦:- ((¸¸.•´*I just might go insane!
    ¸.•´¸.•´¨) ¸.•*¨) You know what I’m talking about;
    (¸.•´ (¸.•´ .•´ ¸¸.•¨¯`•.♥* You’ve been through big things, too.
    ( -:¦:- )~*•*´.•*´ •*´ Yet you cheer me when I’m happy,
    -:¦:- ((¸¸.•´*.•´¨¨)You comfort me when I’m blue.
    -:¦:- *`*♪*-:¦:- Your giving does not go unnoticed;
    ´¨¨)) -:¦:- I’d be lost without you, friend.
    ,'. )) •*´¨``` What we have together
    ¸.•*,'♪ .•´¨¨))~', No one else can comprehend.
    ((¸¸.•´ ..•-:¦:- By Joanna Fuchs
    -:¦:- ((¸¸.•´*
    ¸.•´¸.•´¨) ¸.•*¨).,•*¨ Thanks for responding to my post
    (¸.•´ (¸.•´ .•´ ¸¸.•¨¯`•.♥* you blessed my day.
    -:¦:- *`*♪*-:¦:- ((¸¸.•´*
    ´¨¨)) -:¦:- Leona

    2288 days ago
  • v SASSY7777
    THANK YOU 4 RESPONDING ON MY BLOG I TRULY APPRECIATE YOU GAVE ME SOME NEW IDEAS. THANKS AGAIN SASSY STOP BY ANYTIME emoticon
    2299 days ago
  • v IMVEGAN
    Thanks for your thoughtful comment on my blog. I am home on disability now and have the time to lurk on Spark and try to help people become more healthy. I am considering earning a certificate in Plant Based Nutrition from Cornell University. I have a intense interest in this topic since becoming vegan. But I have to fight with my Disability Insurance Company a while longer before I can afford to take the classes. I am so impressed with your ability to move forward with all of the setbacks you have endured. God be with you.

    PS My hubby was a hospice chaplain and bereavement coordinator for the Cleveland Clinic for a while. I have such respect for your line of work.
    2454 days ago
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