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Am SO enjoying the challenges, starting with Winter, then Spring, Summer & now Fall!!!
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 current weight: 123.8 

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Member Since: 10/20/2007

SparkPoints: 127,990

Fitness Minutes: 89,245

My Goals:
Hot Chocolate 5K Chicago w/friends November 4, 2012~DONE

Human Race, McHenry
5K w/daughter 4/15/12~DONE!

Tigard Turkey Trot 5K, OR
w/son Thanksgiving 2011~DONE!

Champions Run 5K
August 6 , 2011 w/daughter
3rd place/age group (60's)

Terrapin 5K-August 4 2011 w/daughter
Soldier Field, Chicago

Woodstock Challenge 5K with SparkFriends
June 18, 2011 ~ DONE!
2nd place/age group

North Shore (Chicago) Turkey Trot w/daughter on Thanksgiving 2010~ DONE!

My Program:
Walk, bike, strength training. Gotten back to yoga. Recently discovered & regularly follow her free exercise videos. Usually eat 3 meals & 2-3 snacks a day. Currently participating in 5% challenge.

Personal Information:
Currently live in Crystal Lake, IL with two remaining cats; we lost Tommy 2/8/14. Work p-t & volunteer at local library.
Until 2002 was vegetarian for 15 years; during & since Alaskan cruise I've added occasional fish. Beautiful daughter moving to Summerlin, NV & my loving son is in Portland, OR.

Other Information:
Reading is my favorite pastime: novels, murder mysteries, biographies, The Spark....almost anything.
Enjoy hanging out with friends (sounds like a teenager) doing fun activities: dinner/movie, concerts, Bingo, walking or biking, etc; would love to get back to playing ping pong.
I LOVE to cook--mostly vegetarian meals; & earned my Baker's Asst. Certificate in 2010, as I've ALWAYS loved to bake as well. Working program, I indulge in treats: just limited & small portions.

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Member Comments:
9/17/2014 10:20:08 PM

Stopping by to say Hi, from a Sapphire friend! emoticon

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9/14/2014 2:41:41 PM

Every day is a new beginning: A day to say 'yes' instead of 'no'. A day to choose a smile, to choose light, to choose love. Every day is a new beginning, a new gift we get to do what we want with. What will you do with your day?

“Write it on your heart
that every day is the best day in the year.
He is rich who owns the day, and no one owns the day
who allows it to be invaded with fret and anxiety.

Finish every day and be done with it.
You have done what you could.
Some blunders and absurdities, no doubt crept in.
Forget them as soon as you can, tomorrow is a new day;
begin it well and serenely, with too high a spirit
to be cumbered with your old nonsense.

This new day is too dear,
with its hopes and invitations,
to waste a moment on the yesterdays.”
― Ralph Waldo Emerson

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8/27/2014 8:38:04 PM

120!!! Congrats!! I am REALLY inspired by you!!!

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8/11/2014 8:55:05 PM

Holy cow, you are down again! I just am visiting after not being on your page for a while. Congrats to you!!! That is awesome. You are motivating me to get going and lose those next 10 pounds!!! Miss talking with you!

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7/24/2014 8:05:39 PM

Hi, I'm also 5'3" and over 60. I, too, am exercising daily and watching my nutrition closely. I realized this year that my old WW training led me to slight protein and healthy fat, but now I need to devote calories to them. My focus on nutrition has paid off already in greatly improved lipid lab results.

I added you as a SparkFriend, I want to follow what you do next.

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