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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 ...
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.
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Member Since: 6/3/2009

SparkPoints: 10,476

Fitness Minutes: 23,557

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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Member Comments:
BILLB000
3/1/2014 11:20:16 PM

Thank you for your comments and sharing your thoughts on my blog, Kathleen. I always appreciate hearing from you and I respect your opinion.

Here is to a successful new month as we move into March.
Bill



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FOUNDER3
3/1/2014 10:20:40 PM

Yes, I am glad that I am good enough to do some cleaning!

Have not been able to get out to therapy as I had planned in my last note because of all of the terrible weather that we have had. Was so afraid of falling.

We are having another snow tonight. I know it will end someday. Please?

Hope you are well.

Have a good Sunday my friend.

Bonnie



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FOUNDER3
1/15/2014 7:01:51 PM

Kathleen

Thanks for the info. Right now, sitting and standing are difficult for me.

I am going to a fitness program at the same place I had my physical therapy. I asked one of the wonderful therapists there, they have all been so good to me, about why my left knee and my right knee to a lesser extent, are swelling so much. She told me that it really will take most of a year for the swelling and the stiffness and soreness to abate. Just must keep at my therapy exercises.

I am doing well, where I am supposed to be, but total knee replacements are really difficult surgeries. I am in less pain than before the surgeries, so that is helping a lot.

My God daughter is getting married next Oct, and we are going to Tibi Island off the coast of Georgia near Savannah for the wedding and a little vacation. That will be one year after my second knee replacement.

Praying I can dance at her wedding.

I will definitely keep the class you told me about in mind, and as I get better, I will be looking into it.

Thanks for putting it on my Spark Page, I will be able to reference it when the time is right.

Since the first surgery, I have been losing the weight that I had put on because of the pain in my knees. I am down to 271, dropped about 27 pounds, only 8 pounds above my lowest weight in the last 6 years. So looking forward to getting back there. Between the back surgery and the knee surgeries, I have gone up and down twice in the last three years.

One day at a time, I am better.

Thanks as always for the support. Wishing you well also.

I am so grateful that the technology has advance so much that my back surgery was very successful, and my knees will be too.

God Bless my friend.

Bonnie



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WATERMELLEN
1/15/2014 2:02:47 PM

A list of all the non-calorie deliciousness in the world: beginning with my hyacinths in bloom today?



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DDOORN
1/15/2014 1:30:33 PM

Thx so much for stopping by my blog & SparkPage!

Forward SPARK! :-)

Don



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