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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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    Thank you for the comment, several times a week I walk around a nearby lake which I think is about 3 miles in total, it usually takes about 2 hours as i stop to talk to people with dog and watch wildlife. I don't drive so walk everywhere.
    32 days ago
  • v PACEKA1
    Thanks for your comment. I have ALMOST resigned myself to just letting things be until I am healed. It is taking a lot longer than I'd anticipated which has been an eye opener for me - but I am just going to have to accept that it will take as much time as it takes! Thanks for your support!
    35 days ago
  • v BETRHO48
    Thanks for sending the goodie. I am a crafter, too. I don't do much with thread and fabric any more (used to make clothes, cross-stitch, etc). I am mostly involved with paper....scrapbooking, creating greeting cards, coloring adult coloring pages.
    41 days ago
    Thanks for the comment on my blog! I'm also a knitter and needlepointer, although not as avid as you. Enjoy stitching together the rug, and post a photo when you're done!
    41 days ago
  • v D86917
    Thank you for spark goodie and glad you decided to come back to sparks. Sounds like you are a very crafty lady. I like to crochet and a little knitting but never tried weaving.
    50 days ago
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