INITFORLIFE3   43,499
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My wonderful husband - laughing as usual





Ended up doing bead weaving for the first time in many years (as in the thread is starting to fray from age) instead of walking - and it feels great!





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Retirement - My Grand Adventure

Eight years ago I started SparkPeople at my highest weight ever - 230 pounds. I got down to 196 lbs before life got in the way and got back up to 223.

July 25th was my last day of work. When I was asked my plans for retirement, my reply was "Get back into shape and take off some of the 50 lbs I gained while working here!"

Update:
In the months since retiring, I've lost a few pounds and several inches. To kick it up a notch, I've joined several challenges for ...
Eight years ago I started SparkPeople at my highest weight ever - 230 pounds. I got down to 196 lbs before life got in the way and got back up to 223.

July 25th was my last day of work. When I was asked my plans for retirement, my reply was "Get back into shape and take off some of the 50 lbs I gained while working here!"

Update:
In the months since retiring, I've lost a few pounds and several inches. To kick it up a notch, I've joined several challenges for 2015. Here we go!
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Member Since: 3/26/2012

SparkPoints: 43,499

Fitness Minutes: 83,662

My Goals:
Long-term goals - lose 40 pounds and get fit

short-term goals - increase how much time I'm active everyday and the intensity of that activity

My Program:
10,000 steps and 20 flights a day

Drink lots of water

Keep moving - even when I'm sitting or standing

Trying out all the recipes in the Sparkpeople Cookbook (We love this!)

Personal Information:
Born in Hazard, Kentucky and have lived in Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Florida, California and Washington (current residence)

Three grown children and six grandchildren between 8 and 20

Wonderful husband of (almost) 30 years

retired

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Favorite quote:

If you can't poke fun at yourself, you leave the job to someone else - and they may not be so kind.

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WESTERNSAGE
1/21/2016 11:15:06 AM

Thank you for stopping by and commenting on my blog about gelatophobes. I'm sorry to know you were victimized by your family and at the same time happy to hear you have learned to stand up for yourself. Your husband (photo on this page) looks like a wonderful man with a great sense of humor. It's fortunate you were able to help him see how he could support you. Your comments were the first thing I saw on-line this morning and they made my day better. Thanks again. Have a wonderful day.



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JACKIEWALKS4FUN
1/17/2016 6:36:45 PM

emoticon Thank you, that little Bluebird was my fave too. Hope you had a great Sunday and were able to get out. Love your pictures. emoticon



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WESTERNSAGE
1/14/2016 9:36:52 AM

Thank you for stopping by and commenting on my Dancing in the Kitchen blog. I wonder how many more kitchen dancers there are that we don't know about.



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NATURAL717
1/4/2016 7:51:24 PM

thanks for the welcome!



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BLOSSOMKITTY
12/29/2015 5:52:34 PM

thanks so much for the kind welcome and the goodie!



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