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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: 30,517

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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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    Thank you for reading my "Confessions of a Child-Thrill-Seeker' blog! ... emoticon ... Just how Low can we Go...

    12 days ago
  • v NOAHKI
    emoticon for your comment on my blog post!

    Right now I usually cook a 3-4 times a week and eat the same thing for several days, but I don't freeze in anything, because I eat it within a few days, which in turn means I've never really thought about what is and isn't freezer friendly.
    21 days ago
  • v BLUE_22
    Thanks for reading my 'What to Wear After 50'--I'm steadily working on a few of those myself, lol. Take care and hope your weekend is grand! P.S. I see where you're from Iowa--my husband was born and raised in Roland, most of the family still live in/around Story City. ;-)
    23 days ago
    thank you for your kind words on yesterday's blogpost. You are right, too. I will NEVER ever choose to go that far down again. I don't need to know how deep it is.

    26 days ago
    Hey there. Thanks for the bloglove. emoticon Still trying to make the good choices and just letting the future take care of itself.
    32 days ago
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