I love all Boxers! I only have one now, but we'll adopt again in the future...

Eating the elephant one bite at a time!!

Forbes Park, CO, where we own property for (hopefully) a vacation cabin and/or retirement home. Wish us luck!



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Getting ready for the Winter Challenge...

Hello all! I'm looking forward to the challenge in the next day or two.... I NEED to have some accountablity to keeping on track, exercising, and monitoring my blood sugar and carbs. I think the Challenge is just what I need...

My goals for the challenge include:
* Exercise 5 days a week, starting with 15 minutes but increasing throughout the challenge
* Adding strength training week 3 or 4 of the challenge - especially focusing on my upper body to address my arthritis
* Supporting my team mates as we strive to meet the challenge through the holiday season
* Monitoring my blood sugar 3x a day as requested by my PCP
* Tracking food intake at all times, managing my carbs to 135-145 grams each day
* DRINKING 8 glasses of water at a minimum each day

I hope this message finds you all well, happy and excited on your Spark Journey! We can do this together...

I'm back after almost a year away. I haven't made a lot of progress but will make that happen now.

I'm employed, still married, happy "mom" to Cisco who is challenged with a debilitating illness, and back in graduate school.

I'm looking forward to learning from all of the SparkPeople out there who have learned to live a more fit and active lifestyle.

God Bless you all... Enjoy your Thanksgiving no matter where you are... Remember to be grateful for the little things.

Member Since: 8/14/2009

Fitness Minutes: 1,597

My Goals:
I would LOVE to get off of nearly all, if not all, of the medications I'm on!

I would like to comfortably hike either here in Santa Fe or in Colorado where we own some property.

I want to be happy... Is that so wrong???

My Program:
Currently my focus is on exercising and making better food choices. I'm counting my carbs as advised by my PCP...

Drink LOTS of water!

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Living in Santa Fe, NM at 6750 feet (elevation)

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  • v SPARKIE1964
    Welcome to the Spark Spirits! emoticon Together, we CAN do what ever we put our mind to. emoticon I'm right beside you on this leg of the journey to help you reach your goals. emoticon Looking forward to getting to know you & having some fun! emoticon

    2449 days ago
    Welcome to the Spirit team! Glad to have you as a team mate!
    2453 days ago
    Thanks for adding me as your Spark Friend! Santa Fe is one of my favorite places -- lucky old you, to live there!
    2455 days ago
  • v TAMMYTH64
    Thanks for adding me as a friend! Together we can do this! If you have a bad day or week. Just pick yourself up and keep on movin' on. It's not always easy but we CAN do this!

    emoticon Big Hugs!!! emoticon
    2456 days ago
  • v DEB4HIM1
    Hey! I left SparkPeople for a few months, but came back today. You are the first person I looked up. I am sorry to hear about your beloved boxer. I hope things are going better for you.

    Take care,

    2770 days ago
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