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I love my body! I just want to have less of it to love! It may not be where I want it to be, but it is a wonderful work in progress. When I look in the mirror, I see the SUM total of who I am, not what I look like. I wonder why anyone would rebuff the pleasure of my company because by doing so they would miss out on getting to know a wonderful person!

I was raised in the 50’s in Washington, DC. My northern home was steeped in the southern traditions that diffused the arrogance that paints most northerners in a brash hue.

In my middle adulthood, I moved to a southern city where winters have a liberal sprinkling of 70 degree days. That warmed my heart and rekindled my love of most things outdoors including the beach. Something about the solitude and the sound of the surf reawakened other areas of my life.

I love trying new recipes, and again the weather allows me to fire up the grill and keep my culinary offerings healthy, as well as good. I love music and if asked to claim a favorite, it would be jazz. I love to dabble in art. I used to paint, but my heart is in writing short stories.

My love for reading was a natural bridge to my passion for writing. I love to dress thoughts and ideas with words that bring them alive and make them real. I have been writing stories, well since I learned to form my first sentence.

Member Since: 9/4/2010

Fitness Minutes: 347

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Long term goal, 140 pounds.

My Program:
walk 30 minutes each day

Strength training 2-3 times a week

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I love to read. Reading spawned a desire to write so... I write short stories.

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    I would love to see a photo of you and your pups. Please get back on board and continue your journey with me and SparkPeople.

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    2266 days ago
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    Hello and welcome to the Better Sleep Challenge Team......glad to have you join us...If you haven't done so already please stop by and introduce yourself to the team....we look forward to getting to know you better.....Follow the action steps on the teams home page and hopefully you'll be sleeping better in no time


    2718 days ago
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    On this site you will find it full of support and motivation for you. Check out all the different teams to join and meet new people. There are teams to fit everyone here, you just have to look around to find the right one for you. Being an active member here is key, to becoming successful on your journey. High five for taking a step into making a healthy change for yourself. Good luck on your journey to a healthier lifestyle!

    "Think of your body as your autobiography: How do you want yours to read? Start a new chapter today!" (Denise Austin)
    *~ Paula *~
    2727 days ago