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This is to remind me that I need to get at least ten pounds off (again!). August 2015



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EVERYTHING ON MY SPARKPAGE IS COPYRIGHT TO ME. PLEASE DO NOT USE WITHOUT PERMISSION. THANK YOU. While I've always been healthy and active (I love to dance and I walk and do yoga ) I've also been overweight (and occasionally obese) nearly my entire adult life. Finding Spark People in 2008 was the start of my journey to losing and (mostly) staying in a healthy weight range.

I have no desire to be skinny -- I have always loved my curves and being a woman of substance! -- but I do want to be sure I stay healthy and that I can move my body in ways that I enjoy.

My highest weight ever was 194 (that's considered obese). I started Spark at 184 -- and lost 26 pounds. My lowest weight was 158. I am now in July 2012 at 168..and I want to get back into healthy BMI range. I'm aiming for staying between 160 and 165.

I know how to lose weight and to maintain a healthy weight. I know what foods are healthy for me -- I enjoy eating healthy foods and being active!

Namaste, everyone.

Member Since: 6/3/2009

Fitness Minutes: 32,454

My Goals:
Goals as of 1/3/11

* Find an alternative to African dance class this semester. Continue yoga and belly dance.
* Track food.
* Enjoy the pleasure of walking around in a healthy body.
* Drink water! Lots of it!
* Go to bed by 11 p.m..

My Program:
Recording my food, and getting my activities in! Eating mindfully and enjoying what I eat. I aim for eating local, whole, and organic foods. I tend to eat vegetarian, but am not averse to eating locally raised chickens and other meat. I use sugar addictively, so I'm shying away from it. I'm finding that once I'm "off" it, everything else tastes plenty delicious!

Personal Information:
I'm a dancer and can be persuaded to try just about any kind of dance. I do contra and square regularly, swing now and then, and cajun and zydeco when I can. I like to walk and swim, although it is not nearly as much fun as dancing! I also play stand-up bass and rhythm guitar when I get the chance. I'm a communications and conflict resolution consultant and trainer.

Other Information:
I read a lot of nonfiction, primarily books on spirituality and conflict resolution. Books currently by my bedside are The World Without Us, The Biology of Belief, and Aristotle and an Aardvark Go to Washington.

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  • v FOUNDER3
    No problem about getting back with me. We do have to live our lives.

    Glad you have a partner, that is a great help.

    I am fine. Just settling in to life, and trying to allow my self not to be perfect.

    Never gonna happen anyway. LOL

    God bless and wishing you continued success.

    257 days ago
  • v FOUNDER3
    Thanks for stopping by my blog with kind words and thoughts.

    How are you doing?

    It is such a struggle every day.

    feeling pretty good today.

    Went to a 40th birthday party for one of my young friends. It was held at a park under a shelter house. The bathrooms were a very long walk from the shelter house. I made it there and back, in the heat, twice! I consider that a real victory for me.

    My knees are so much better, and even my upper back did not hurt very much. I take those victories where I can get them.

    Send me a note if you want and tell me what is going on with you.
    God Blees friend

    330 days ago

    Comment edited on: 7/5/2015 6:44:11 PM
    Hello! Hope you're having a great time and all is well. :)
    364 days ago
  • v BILLB000
    Thanks for commenting on my blog. I thought you would like Wendell Berry's poetry.
    403 days ago
  • v FOUNDER3
    THank you so much for stopping by and thinking of me. It has been a very difficult time, but as with all such things, we will get past it.

    We had a very nice "celebration of life" for him yesterday, and it was good. There were over 100 people there. I have much family, then some of his friends and a few of mine, neighbors that we grew up with. It was all very loving and comforting.

    God Bless my friend.

    413 days ago

    Comment edited on: 4/13/2015 4:26:55 PM
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