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2017 Goals
- lose 10 pounds
- get under a BMI of 30
- read one book a week
- hike 3 days a week
- ST 3 days a week
- do yoga or tai chi at least one day a week

More INFO about me...

I am 56 years old and I started at 264 pounds in 1998 and have been trying to get down to 150 pounds since then.

I have rheumatoid autoimmune disease (RA), which sometimes makes it difficult to exercise but I know that I always feel better afterwards. Sometimes you just have to push yourself to get going and once you're going, the pain often goes away.

I've been married for 34 years and counting. We had one 18-year-old cat named Ogoni who died in March and no kids by choice.

I'm close to my family. I have dinner and play Scrabble at my Dad's house every Friday night and visit with my 4 younger sisters regularly.

I'm a music-a-holic especially alternative-rock and classic rock.

I love reading. My favourite genres are mysteries, romantic suspense and YA fantasy and sci-fi novels.

I also love reading cookbooks and fitness books.

I love exercising to DVDs and have over 150 workouts. My favourite forms of exercise are strength training, dance, kickboxing, hiking and swimming.

I love native art and most of the art in our house is of the native sort.

I used to love gardening until my RA took a lot of the joy out of it so now all my gardens are in pots. I usually grow various herbs, tomatoes and geraniums.

I enjoy cooking when I have the time and I love trying new recipes and I have a filing cabinet drawer full of recipes plus two shelves on the bookshelf filled with cookbooks. I typically cook all my meals for the week on Sundays so I don't have to cook after work, which I hate doing.

I hate being cold and have told DH that more than anything, I want to become a snowbird when we're retired (live somewhere warmer than Canada during the winter months). In the meantime, I go to the Caribbean with my dad for one week every February.

I have a wonderful job working for wonderful people. I'm the Admin Secretary for our municipal water and sewer maintenance department. One of the perks of my job that I especially like is that I'm the only woman and get treated like the Queen Bee and that makes me very happy.


Member Since: 9/8/2007

Fitness Minutes: 141,156

My Goals:
To lose 10 pounds by the end of 2017.
To read a book a week in 2017.


My Program:
To follow the SparkPeople program.
To exercise for a minimum of 30 minutes a day 5 times a week incorporating strength-training along with cardio.
To drink 6 cups of water a day.
To limit junk food/bad fats.



Personal Information:
I live in Ontario, Canada with my husband, named Jake. I have no kids by choice but 13 nieces and nephews, whom I love and spoil. My birthday is May 12, 1960 and I've been married to Jake since March 24, 1984.

I'm an Administrative Secretary for our local municipal government. I work in the section where our guys repair watermains and sewers and I'm the only woman in our section and I LOVE it!


Other Information:
Favourite colour: red
Favourite book: The Stone Angel by Margaret Laurence
Favourite movie: Benny & Joon
Favourite season: Spring
Favourite number: 8
Email: bkwerm@gmail.com




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  • v MKATE99
    Thanks for the blog love, Joanna! emoticon I love hearing from others who have achieved what I'm looking to achieve, it makes it all the more believable that I really CAN do it! Thanks! emoticon emoticon emoticon
    257 days ago
  • v 2BDYNAMIC
    emoticon for your nice comment on my blog .....(about taking care of ourselves) ..... I empathize with you having health issues ............I have rheumatoid arthritis (more known as Ankylosing spondylitis) .......... Very painful and must move or the stiffening that goes with worsens .......The pain never leaves, but movement and proper nutrition and rest help + keeping my spirits up. I wish you comfort and relief and a great day today! Thanks again! .....
    260 days ago
  • v BEACHLVRMI17
    Doing well over there....I took a break from running and I am paying for it now. Time to get back on track. SOO happy to see you back on the boards!!
    264 days ago
  • v BEACHLVRMI17
    emoticon SOO looking forward to another emoticon Ninja Round with you! emoticon emoticon
    264 days ago
  • v AEGISHOT
    Thanks Joanna for checking on me. I am just finding one excuse or the other but I will be back on track with the videos today.
    273 days ago
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