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DB and I walked the trails at Effigy Mounds, northeast Iowa

Weaving on a 200 year-old loom at a museum every fall.


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I live in Iowa; I knit, spin, weave, sew. If it has fiber I am all over it. Except for quilting and baskets; not enough time in the day.

SparkPeople was off my radar for a long, long time. But after finding a new way to go I am using it again. In April 2012 I reached my first goal of losing 60 pounds and have been at maintenance ever since. Which is not quite true. If you talked with my coach I was maintaining. But I gained weight back. Right now I am not 160 but 200. It was four years returning but it returned and now I am working to take it back down without the program I used in 2011-12.

According to BMI and current weight charts (which are totally inaccurate and illogical) I was still counted as obese at 161. But right now I do not feel as good as I could. Sooooo, on the trail to lose what I have gained and perhaps go a bit lower to see how that feels.

Member Since: 4/6/2009

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My biggest goal is to limber up and gain more stamina. The fact that pounds drop off is an added benefit.

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I have added more walking; taking the stairs going up. It is bumpy going with being consistent with weights.

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Iowa City, Iowa
The hope is to retire soon (2014 did not happen-shooting for 2019) for a number of reasons: 1-more time with DB; 2-would be able to walk more and not be tied to an office; 3-fibre related things, creating, conferences, etc.; 4-be outside.

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"Make it work" has become a talisman for me. Many times I want to walk away but Tim G's voice in my head will not let me and so I go back into the fray to try and make it work.

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    Hey there. Thanks for the bloglove. emoticon Still trying to make the good choices and just letting the future take care of itself.
    3 days ago
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    My husband has camped in the Boundary Waters and so have my sons; but it's just a bit too much wilderness for me! Although I think it would be beautiful and so peaceful.
    6 days ago
    Thanks so much for the kind comment on my blog! Don't worry, I'm not planning to quit. The good news is, progress has been slow and halting, but I like what I'm doing enough that I have no real incentive to quit -- it feels like my normal life. I think I'm going to try cutting out evening snacking as much as possible (and maybe half a square of dark chocolate rather than a whole if I really want something) and see how it goes. Sometimes a diet soda or even a cup of tea is a great dessert alternative!
    11 days ago
    Thanks for letting me know about that knee article. emoticon
    14 days ago
    Just noticed that you live in Iowa. I'm in Illinois. I live an hour from Peoria.
    23 days ago
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