BTINCHER2001   28,014
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My "before" picture, taken in July 2014.





Pure joy at our Christmas Show performance!





Me, Feb 2015 - down 32 lbs



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I've retired! Now I don't have an excuse for not exercising, or finding time for me. The world is my oyster, and I need to make the best of it!
I need to lose 80-100 pounds. I chose this photo because it was realistic. I'm not happy with it. It will be my "before" photo as I progress.
I've retired! Now I don't have an excuse for not exercising, or finding time for me. The world is my oyster, and I need to make the best of it!
I need to lose 80-100 pounds. I chose this photo because it was realistic. I'm not happy with it. It will be my "before" photo as I progress.


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Member Since: 11/27/2010

SparkPoints: 28,014

Fitness Minutes: 18,505

My Goals:
Long term: Lose 100 lbs for health and longevity.
Mid-term: I lost 26 lbs by 12/31/14. I plan to reach 200 (or less) by the end of August.
I completed two 5K walks this spring. I will quick-step a 5K run Aug 1st.
After 3/29/16: Spend 3 months in France immersed in the culture.

My Program:
Weekly exercise includes 3-5 aerobic, low-impact Jazzercise sessions (55 min) every week, and 2 body sculpting sessions (45 minutes, also Jazzercise).
I am also using the Spark Activity Tracker, and walk/jog to meet my daily step goal. (Dang, that tool gets me up and out!)
I am logging every bite and calorie in, and every calorie burned through exercise. It keeps me "legal", and in control of my progress.

Personal Information:
I grew up in Massachusetts, and immigrated to California in 1981. I started my life over. My husband of 31 years and I travel when we can.
I have retired from singing, but the traveling continues!

Other Information:
We have a demanding calico cat named Penny and two grand-nephews, and a grand-niece.

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UP-2-ME
6/26/2015 1:55:08 PM

No special equipment required for marching. Everything is at it's normal height and the keyboard slide, just under the desktop, is pretty much at fingertip level if I just let my arms hang...I'm only 5'1" or so these days! And since I am standing about three feet back from the monitor, it seems to work fine without tipping my head too much.

My typing isn't as great as when I'm sitting still so there's lots of backspacing and correcting! emoticon

However, that just means it takes longer to do everything, so.......MORE STEPS!!



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GOLDENRODFARM
4/29/2015 1:30:51 AM

I live over by Baxter State Park, that is Mt Katahdin in my background. Lubec is a pretty place, I have been there several times, my Dad used to be town manager in Eastport, sometimes I would fly out to see him for lunch, when landing in Eastport you fly over lubec sometimes but it is hard to get there by land lol



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DEKA2010
4/23/2015 3:03:27 PM

20,000 Spark points! Way to go Barb!!!



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DEKA2010
4/14/2015 9:36:40 AM

Barb,

I moved from California to Albuquerque NM in 2008. Quite a change for this California woman! We have very little greenery. Just about all our green is native - lots of juniper and pinon trees, not to mention the cactus. Actually, in the spring when the cactus flowers bloom, usually red, yellow and purple, it's quite lovely.

I saw that you ordered an activity tracker. I've been thinking about getting one. How do you like it?

Ginna



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DEKA2010
4/12/2015 10:39:20 AM

Thanks for the friend add!
It's great to meet so many like-minded folks, going through similar challenges. Losing weight when one gets older is definitely one of those challenges!
Where in Cali are you? I grew up in S.F., went to high school in Petaluma, lived in Angels Camp for a few years and also lived in L.A. for quite a few years. I miss the ocean!
Hope you have a great day.
Hugs,
Ginna (deka2010)





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