IRONBESS   13,048
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With my old turquoise beauty. I love this bike.





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My husband and I have swashed our buckles a few times at the Portland Pirate Festival, and my pirate name is Iron Bess.

A few years ago on the day before my birthday, I received a scary medical diagnosis. I sure didn't feel like an Iron Bess then. I've realized with time, however, that I'm not defined by a medical condition, that I'm still a person with hopes, joys, dreams, abilities, good friends and family.
My husband and I have swashed our buckles a few times at the Portland Pirate Festival, and my pirate name is Iron Bess.

A few years ago on the day before my birthday, I received a scary medical diagnosis. I sure didn't feel like an Iron Bess then. I've realized with time, however, that I'm not defined by a medical condition, that I'm still a person with hopes, joys, dreams, abilities, good friends and family.


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Member Since: 5/7/2013

My Goals:
To weigh less each month for however long it takes to reach my goal of 125-130 lbs.

I've divided the total desired weight loss into smaller sections. The ticker shows the first 25 lbs. Seems less daunting and more achievable that way.




My Program:
*Ride exercise bike 1 mile or more four or more days a week plus occasional other exercise such as Wii, yoga, walking for variety.
*Core strength exercise with stability ball 3 times a week.
*Track food daily online or in a notebook
*Log in to SparkPeople daily
*Eat nourishing whole food, low fat, low or no refined carbs
*Measure waist 1st of every month and check in with Spark buddy
*Start the day with a cuppa and a little inspirational reading.

Personal Information:
We live in a magical Mountain West location of the US.

Other Information:
I like skywatching, bicycling, lake kayaking, organic gardening, travel, crochet, archaeology, nature, movies, music (esp. world music, jazz). Novice Native American flute player.

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Member Comments:
DDOORN
5/6/2015 8:42:41 AM

Thx so much for the blog support and SparkGoodie pep talk!

I absolutely know and have seen over & over the benefits to my clients of my help...it's just been tough to see this diminish over time due to systemic changes beyond my control. Rolling with it as best as possible!

Don



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ALEXSGIRL1
4/15/2015 5:46:23 PM

thanks for reading my blog have a great week



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DDOORN
4/10/2015 10:42:57 PM

Thx for stopping by my blog!

Have a SPARKED weekend!

Don



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DDOORN
4/6/2015 9:55:32 PM

Well fiddle-dee...the rain set in too early and cheated me out of my jog...took 'er indoors for weight lifting and spinning. Pumped up alternatives at least...! :-)

Don



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LOLARITA
4/6/2015 8:54:02 AM

Happy Easter! Thanks so much for commenting on my blog. So nice to have supportive friends!



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