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I was using Spark several years ago with very good results. Life happens and I went back to old habits of eating too much and a sedentary life and gained it all back. One year ago I had a major health scare with multiple small pulmonary emboli and decided I had to make major changes in what I was doing. I joined Weight Watchers and have slowly lost most of what I had gained. I had been a Curves member until the local one closed. I bought a Fitbit Charge HR on sale after Thanksgiving and it ...
I was using Spark several years ago with very good results. Life happens and I went back to old habits of eating too much and a sedentary life and gained it all back. One year ago I had a major health scare with multiple small pulmonary emboli and decided I had to make major changes in what I was doing. I joined Weight Watchers and have slowly lost most of what I had gained. I had been a Curves member until the local one closed. I bought a Fitbit Charge HR on sale after Thanksgiving and it has motivated me to increase my daily steps from 2000 to 3000 a day to now over 10,000 consistently. I feel so much better physically and about how I view myself. I have about 15 more pounds to go to get back to my goal but I feel I can do it now.
I track my points on the WW site but I was curious how I was doing with calories and nutrients which I can't do on their site. I do find it easier to interact here with other members than on the WW site so doing both is good for me and keeps me motivated.
My insurance plan finally offered a senior program that I can use at a gym near me and I go there twice a week for strength training and social activities.
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Member Since: 12/29/2006

SparkPoints: 105,668

Fitness Minutes: 68,451

My Goals:
I want to be able to live in my own home as long as I live! Keeping active and strong will help me achieve that.

My Program:
I have been keeping track of my food intake for a year and exercising for an hour a day minimum using my treadmill, Curves and walking or working in my garden during warmer months.


I follow Weight Watchers and also track on Spark. My exercise consists of Wii activities and a gym in the winter and once summer is here I will be very busy in my garden.











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I live in northern Minnesota where winters are long and cold and summers are beautiful.

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I love mystery novels, the movie Pride and Prejudice (with Kiera Knightly), sewing, quilting and pets.

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DOVESEYES
9/4/2013 11:21:52 PM

Thanks so much for sharing your journey with us in August hope September is a great month for you.

doveseyes
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DOVESEYES
7/2/2013 8:19:12 AM

Just stopping by to thank you for your blogs in June and wishing you a great July from the Country Living Team



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PIXIE-LICIOUS
6/23/2013 9:54:11 AM

"Dreams are renewable. No matter what our age or condition,
there are still untapped possibilities within us and new beauty waiting to be born."
- Dale E. Turner
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CLUMBOY
6/13/2013 8:32:42 PM

hi there--thanks for your good wishes to dorijane on my blog. have a terrific Friday!



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PIXIE-LICIOUS
6/13/2013 8:19:53 AM

"Though no one else can guarantee your success, you can guarantee it by making the commitment to do whatever you must do.
You can guarantee it with your intention, your focus, your action and your persistence.
Today, tomorrow, in any place, whatever the situation, you can make a difference, for your own life, and for your world.
Grab that opportunity, make the most of it every chance you get, and you'll guarantee your own success."
-- Ralph Marston
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