JOYINKY
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Hi from the trail! June 1, 2016 and all is well. Thrilled to be back at it!




Hooping, Yoga, walking Sugar and lots of gardening are keeping me in good shape!




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


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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: 265,172

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:
8/27/16 - 6 years of "sparking" and the YO_YO cycle ended!
12,406 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 _JODI404
    Your banner picture is gorgeous!!! emoticon emoticon
    1 day ago
  • v LEANJEAN6
    You are SO good with all the encouragement--- Thank-yu--I have so many people to look up to--- I sure do appreciate it!-Lynda
    2 days ago
  • v NANHBH
    Joy,

    Thanks for the advice about the meds. I think I'm going to call my doctor tomorrow and talk to him about my symptoms. I saw someone else in the practice all 3 times that I had one of these episodes. You jogged my memory that the very first time I had one of these episodes, my regular doctor cut back the antibiotic when I came to him for a follow-up appointment. He said that I was on a pretty heavy dose and I could cut back. Thanks for jogging my memory! Here I've been enduring this instead of speaking up for myself!
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    Nancy
    2 days ago
  • v MRS.DOYLE
    Hello again. I took my cuttings yesterday. I'm going to try the bare-rooted system later this year. But my problem is that I don't have anywhere really safe to store them. I'll use the shed. But Hubby crashes around in there a lot, so we'll see what happens!
    3 days ago
  • v MRS.DOYLE
    Thanks for the tip about overwintering my geraniums. I'm definitely going to try, though my preferred method will be cuttings as the stems are very soft. I've even been out today to buy some potting compost.
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    4 days ago
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