JOYINKY
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Good Health and Better Times with Grandkids are great motivators! Life is great!




GS's 21st birthday! Same GS is on the left in the two photo's above. Time flys!!




I want to be back here in March 2016!!


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My focus today is on health and wellness, family, friends and spiritual growth. I've chosen to have my page reflect my life today; pictures from 10-16 years ago are quite different and are scattered through my gallery. Life is good!
Interests: I enjoy home yoga practice, but my main activity is still with my walking with my dog "Sugar"! She's from a rescue and has flourished since I adopted her. She's worth her weight in gold because she makes me laugh! She's also a great motivator to get out for a one to three mile walk every day. She has been a real gift to me and my health.
October 2010, we adopted Xena as a kitten; she's livened up our household considerably and keeps tabs on my indoor "spark" walks! By 2011 walking has become a primary fitness activity for me; as I entered 2012 hooping had become a close second. 2013 has been a year of major yard changes and gardening activity! 2014 a lot of energy was put into fixing up my house and adding more gardens. Alas, 2015 did bring some health issues that slowed me down a bit; but have not stopped me! I have given up yoga classes but continue to practice at home where I can pace myself. 2016 I've regained a lot of strength and continue to improve. Whatever challenges are put in your way; never give up on a healthy lifestyle! I'm back working in the yard and gardens again and loving it!
Time with my family and friends and indoor "walk -n- talks" on the phone are my other primary activities. Maintaining my home and yard and gardening keep me busy. Yard and gardening spring through the fall sometimes takes the place of other fitness activities. Reading, sewing and crafts when I have time; keeping busy never a problem! Finding more time sometimes is.
I just keep growing and changing in healthy ways; life is good!


Member Since: 1/6/2010

Fitness Minutes: 255,194

My Goals:
Maintain health and fitness.


My Program:
In transition: mixing it up for a minimum of 120 fitness minutes a day
Daily 12 min. "sparks" of aerobic walking , hooping or time on the recumbent bike
Gardening until late fall.Daily 1-5 mile brisk walk
Yoga practice
1500-2000 calories daily
Vegetarian diet
Time with family and friends
Time for Joy



Personal Information:
5/27/16 - 6 years of "sparking" and the YO_YO cycle ended!
12,128 miles walked since 1/1/10. WOOHOO!
80+# gone since 10/05

10 YR Maintainer
New goal weight: 135#
Range: 130-138#
Height:5"4"

-Starting TODAY to make new memories.

-History is NOT destiny!

-A goal without a plan is just a WISH!

-Busy is NOT the same as active!

-If nothing changes, NOTHING CHANGES!

-Where your mind goes, energy flows; keep it positive!

-Streaks work!

-Quitting IS NOT an option!


Other Information:
Highest recorded weight:215#

Best guesstimate?
When over 200 stopped weighing other than infrequent Dr. visits. I may have weighed 240 or more.
Top size: 24

1995-renewed fitness goals.
Refuse to diet or weigh.

2001-commited to healthier eating. Start eating vegetarian. Still not weighing.
1/1/01 unknown, 215+
1/1/02 195#
1/1/06 135# Woo Hoo!
1/1/07 141#
1/1/08 138.5#
1/1/09 139#
1/1/10 140# Joined SP
1/1/11 132# WTG SP!
1/1/12 132#
1/1/13 132#
1/1/14 132#
1/1/15 138.2# no worries
1/1/16 137.8#




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  • v LIVINGLOVINLIFE
    Joy, I know people aren't out like they used to be, distributing Buddy Poppies. But you can contact your local VFW or American Legion to see if they are going to be distributing them. If your community is having a Memorial Day program, someone usually is there with Buddy Poppies. It is sad how people get to busy to remember. I know you will think of them on Memorial Day. emoticon
    3 hours ago
  • v NEW-CAZ
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    2 days ago
  • v NEW-CAZ
    No turning back now emoticon

    thanks for being there Joy emoticon
    2 days ago
  • v LIVINGLOVINLIFE
    Joy thank you for all your support and encouragement. It means a lot to me. I guess I was just feeling frustrated and sorry for myself yesterday. I know why my back hurts, I know I have to take care of it and I have to move slow and take frequent breaks. But Joy I get so tired of hurting and not being able to do every day activities. Cleaning house, laundry and anything outside is a real challenge. Sometimes I wish there was a magic pill that would make it all go away. But there isn't. I just have to work though it. Don't mean to be such a downer. You are always such a pick me up person. Thank you for being here. Hugs Pat.
    3 days ago
  • v TEENY_BIKINI
    Have a great week!

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