Me with the bike I rented on Coronado Island!
My daughter Betsy and Hazel the kitten
My cat Sonja
Hello, All! I joined SparkPeople when I had over 90 lbs to lose, and now I am approaching half of the way to my goal. Unfortunately I went backwards recently during the process of separating from my husband, so I have gained a few pounds. But, after two months of separation, I am ready to make my health my biggest priority again--especially because I developed high blood pressure recently during this emotional time. I'm editing my SparkPage today (3-18-2010) to reflect my new life as a strong, single woman.
Arthritis has been a significant factor in my health all of my adult life. I want to become lean to minimize the pain and mobility problems, so I can lead an active and fulfilling life. I've also developed high blood pressure recently and hope to address this with diet and exercise, too.
I have been eating more naturally and locally. I concentrate on nutrition rather than on being "on a diet." I eat a broad array of interesting fruits and vegetables, whole grains, and lean proteins. I also do moderate exercise such as walking and riding my bike.
I grew up in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and have lived on the West Coast most of my adult life. I was married for 19 years and recently separated, moving from the Seattle area to Eugene, Oregon. I have a daughter who is just about 18 and ready to go to college. I'm self-employed as a mosaic artist, eBay seller, and antique dealer.
I have many interests and passions. I have 20 years of sobriety. I believe in a Higher Power who helps me with all things. I love to travel, garden, do artwork, read, write, cook, and spend time with close friends.
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Hi Sue - just read about your charity donations including some stock from your previous life as an antique dealer - I have just done the same on a very limited scale - I had an outdoor market stall in Cape Town for 8 years selling vintage porcelain, silver, brass and interesting bits of memorabilia. I hope to find you on eBay some time - thinking seriously of joining in but I am based in South Africa which complicates matters
2438 days ago
ever headed my way let me know.......
love your spark page...pictures too :)
hugs, Paula :)
2439 days ago
Stopping by to send support and best wishes for your continuing success on SP.
2507 days ago
Just saw that you're heading up to my neck of the woods...It's going to be a cool week....Enjoy! I'll give a wave to the west!
2560 days ago
The new art is fantastic.....enjoy the art show!
2567 days ago