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I Want to Hike in the Mountains Again!

Hi I am Beth and I started a Vegan diet for Health and for Weightloss April of 2010. It had helped my diabetes numbers a lot, but the weight was not coming off. So I decided to try Spark and it's working. I also have had about two years of inactivity prior to and after back surgery. Hallelujah, the pain is finally gone. I've been increasing my activity to test myself and I had one little twinge after a really active day at the gym. I consider myself back to normal!!!!!
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Hi I am Beth and I started a Vegan diet for Health and for Weightloss April of 2010. It had helped my diabetes numbers a lot, but the weight was not coming off. So I decided to try Spark and it's working. I also have had about two years of inactivity prior to and after back surgery. Hallelujah, the pain is finally gone. I've been increasing my activity to test myself and I had one little twinge after a really active day at the gym. I consider myself back to normal!!!!!
One of my major goals now that I am retired is to get back in good physical shape so I can go on a Peace Corps or Volunteer mission somewhere in the world.
My Spark Journey has been fun and sometimes not as fun, but the overall result is awesome. I am learning to let myself have some failures and just let them go. I'm proud of just keeping on regardless! I still have some weight to lose and I plan on doing that by the middle of 2011. Then my big reward will be a hiking trip somewhere in the mountains....hopefully in the Andes. I can't wait to see what happens. I wish everyone at spark nothing but success and health. And I'm starting my own little blog to say just that. That I wish all my friends, family, pets and the world health and happiness and success.
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Member Since: 4/16/2009

SparkPoints: 18,634

Fitness Minutes: 4,946

My Goals:
Get back in shape after back surgery. (The pain is gone! I am on my way.)

Walk 5 miles all at once. (No problem at all)

Go the gym at least 3 times a week. (This is a challenge.)

Get back to a healthy weight. (Goal for June 1, 2011)

My Program:
Attending TOPS
Doing the Spark thing
Going to the gym
Learning the Vegan way

Personal Information:
I was born in Iowa. After marrying, I moved to Minnesota. I lived in England for 14 years. I have 2 sons and 3 granddaughters. I have a Havanese dog who is my best companion. I read a LOT as always.

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I have a couple of goals that are intersecting. I want to hike in the mountains and I want to volunteer for the Peace Corps or other organization. My research keeps taking me to volunteer programs in schools and villages in the Andes. So that fits both of my goals and excites me even more. I am starting to believe that it's possible! Thank you to Spark.

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69NURSE
4/1/2011 10:59:27 AM

Hi there, Beth. I haven't been reading much about you for a while and decided it was time to stop by with a "good wish" hello. I hope you are doing well. Where are you now? I hope everything is good and you are staying healthy and strong. I just had the opportunity last weekend to meet up with 40+ other SP members at the JASR (Just a short run) in Pittsburgh PA and what an experience it was. No wonder I love SP. They have the most interesting, excited and hopeful people in the world. There was so much positive energy and no matter how your race went, we were reminded it was more about the "cause" - we raced for the leukemia/lymphoma society) and the experience. It was totally awesome. I hope there will come a day when I might have the opportunity to meet more SP members, including you. Have a wonderful weekend and God bless. emoticon emoticon



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MAGGIE620
2/19/2011 6:59:45 PM

You are an inspiration! I've had back surgery twice (the last 2/07) and although I still have pain, I think its from carrying the extra weight...duh! So now I'm on a new adventure and its people like you who help me feel confident so thank you! Your trip/volunteer work sound awesome, I would LOVE to do something like that too, keep us all updated. Are you living up north now or still in England? A California girl, I migrated to the south many years ago.
Take care and lets keep in touch, would enjoy knowing you better.
Maggie



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LISAOKC
2/13/2011 10:39:43 AM

Happy Valentine Day!

Have the greatest day!!
Smiles!!
Lisa

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NPDSLEUTH
1/11/2011 11:28:29 PM

Where have you been, lady? Miss you. Hope all's well - Nikki



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1/11/2011 10:24:22 PM

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