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Living in the moment!!!

I have been a member of Sparkpeople since 2006. I am returning after a year or more away as I took care of my husband who just passed on April 27, 2013. The friends that I have made here have stuck with me through all the difficult times. After reading my profile, I find that I do not need to change a thing other than my own attitude. Everything here is what I need to do. So here I am back at it.

I am a 60+ retired high school teacher. I was married 47 years to my college ...
I have been a member of Sparkpeople since 2006. I am returning after a year or more away as I took care of my husband who just passed on April 27, 2013. The friends that I have made here have stuck with me through all the difficult times. After reading my profile, I find that I do not need to change a thing other than my own attitude. Everything here is what I need to do. So here I am back at it.

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.
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Member Since: 8/7/2006

SparkPoints: 93,614

Fitness Minutes: 55,742

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.
Increase whole grains. Exercise everyday. Do 30 min cardio 5x wk. Do strength exercises 3x wk.

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 in the process of learning about the "new normal" for my life as a single woman.

Other Information:
My mantra: "I am healthy, fit, full of energy. I allow my body to absorb only what's nourishing. I radiate joy." That is my hope anyway.
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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ILOVEROSES
11/22/2012 9:33:20 PM

Marilyn & Denny. Hope that you are enjoying a healthy and happy Thanksgiving surrounded by all the love you deserve! Thank you for the updates.
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GRACIEC
11/21/2012 7:50:47 PM

emoticon Have a Happy Thanksgiving! emoticon

And thanks for the updates - I pray for you and Denny every day!



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YOLANDAUNA
11/13/2012 8:47:01 AM

I just saw your most welcoming post to me Grateful Lady. I am somewhat overwhelmed by this website and only chart my weight and took my measurements only once. I have been concentrating on improving other areas of my life and will try and spend more time learning how to navigate this website. Your warm post was much appreciated. Thank you.
Yolanda



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JUSFOLK
10/26/2012 9:51:58 PM

Hello! Dropping by to check on you; hope all is well.
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BMCOLLEY
8/26/2012 3:50:58 PM

Just wanted to stop by and say I have missed you. Let me know how you are doing.

Bettie



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