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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

Fitness Minutes: 33,369

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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
Enforced retirment in February 2017 which makes me very happy for a number of reasons: 1-more time with DB; 2-able to walk more and not be tied to an office; 3-fibre related things, creating, conferences, etc.; and 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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  • v MARTHA324
    Thanks for stopping by my blog. BTW, I'm originally from Iowa too.
    Maintenance can be a battle. and congrats to you for making sure you stay there.
    10 days ago
    Love that term - Food Nirvana!
    thanks for the bloglove. Himself and I have a similar schedule only I fix him breakfast because he is happy to go 24 hours without food and then, come dinner, which I do fix, he's so durn hungry he can't get enough - and I have to cook more than I want to.

    Since I have recognized the wise Bess inside me speaking softly, I have determined to give her more and more opportunity to speak up. It is a good place to be. It is a good way to be. It makes me very happy to be here.
    12 days ago
    I'm adding you as a friend because I love the photos on your blogs! I sent you a message with a sparkgoodie!
    I started SP in 2009. I lost 68 pounds and got down to 168. I gained much of that back over the years. I joined WW Jan. 2017 and came back to sparkpeople about 214 days ago. I am down to 165. For my height I just recently left the obese range. I know obese!!! 😁 169 did not seem obese to me.
    12 days ago

    Comment edited on: 11/30/2017 6:37:16 AM
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    Thank you for the bloglove. I hope you have the best Thanksgiving ever!
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    p.s. one of my favorite cousins says that if you want to know the "F" word - it's FAMILY! And we all know that sometimes that's the absolute truth.

    and we love 'em all the same.
    20 days ago
    Thanks for the bloglove. My son went to Tech so I know that part of the world. We are just the opposite - flat flat flat - upper Tidewater. But it is all beautiful. I really AM one lucky duck to live where I can just walk outdoors in almost any direction. I have been diligent about appreciating the gift of my world this autumn - really trying to lift my head above any petty concerns to appreciate the glory that is outdoors.

    You definitely are welcome to ride along in my pocket.
    21 days ago
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