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Marilyn and JoAnn meet in AZ.




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I have been a member of Sparkpeople since 2006. I am returning for a second time.I returned th first time shortly after my husband passed in 2013.The friends that I have made here have stuck with me through all the difficult times. I am counting on that again.

I am a 60+ retired high school teacher. I was married 47 years to my college sweetheart. I have two married sons and four grandchildren. I am a breast cancer survivor. I have been truly blessed over the years and feel grateful for all of these blessings in my life.

Update 1/1/10 My weight has returned to where it was when I started Sparkpeople. I am refocusing and redirecting my life as I work to bring change and make my life an adventure.


Progress
SW 179 (8/7/06)
LW 163 (8/1/07)
CW175(3/15/10)
GW 140

9/4/13 My weight this morning was at 182 at WW. This is the beginning of a new month and a new me.

8/25/17 Starting again at 199.


Member Since: 8/7/2006

Fitness Minutes: 56,021

My Goals:
I want to lose 10% of my weight and lower my BMI . I want to create a healthy lifestyle and remain healthy for many years to come.


My Program:
To stay within my calorie range of 1200-1500 calories.
To drink 8 glasses of water a day.
To start exercising again.....going for a walk



Personal Information:
I live in Illinois. A small town east of Peoria. I retired from teaching special education in June of 2005. My hobbies include knitting, scrapbooking, and reading. I am a work in progress.


Other Information:
My mantra: "I am healthy,
1/10 My intention: To savor each moment, wherever I am and whatever I'm doing. To accept what is , regardless of my opinion about it.




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  • v 1KINDREDSPIRIT3
    May the fourth be with you!!!
    hugs,
    barbara

    May the fourth be with you!!!
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    barbara
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    1237 days ago

    Comment edited on: 7/4/2014 8:18:44 AM
  • v ILOVEROSES
    You do know me well Marilyn. emoticon
    1245 days ago
  • v 1KINDREDSPIRIT3
    Marilyn,

    I haven't been around for a while, but thought I'd drop in since I am back. Hoping you stop in.

    take care
    hugs
    barbara
    1246 days ago
  • v HOLDINGMYOWN
    Hi Marilyn~~ emoticon for commenting on my SNOW blog...
    Yes I do love living so far north~
    When I was living in Scotland my Canadian friends would ask me what I missed from Canada~~And they would scream when I said I missed our winters and snow!
    Not ALL Canadians are as crazy as me~~LOL
    1396 days ago
  • v BEWELL48
    Thanks for the welcome on the "fun loving over 60's team". Yes, have been logging in daily. In the past have even jumped onto the daily chit chat thread. Currently in a job that encompasses way too many hours per week. Hoping to make some changes this year. You may see me again on " chit chat" one of these days. Joyce prompted me......she is a great 'cheer leader ' for the team.
    And thanks for the goodie! Much appreciated!
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    1410 days ago
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