JOYYAK   5,151
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Daughter's College Graduation 2011

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In the end we see the reality of the finished product; the beginning is merely a dream.

I'm healthy now and just trying to stay that way as the body is changing over time.
I'm healthy now and just trying to stay that way as the body is changing over time.



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 Pounds lost: 9.0 

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Member Since: 1/10/2009

SparkPoints: 5,151

Fitness Minutes: 1,571

My Goals:
I met my first goal of 20 pound weight loss 11/2009, 4 months after starting this journey.

I met my new goal of 25 pounds lost 3 months later.

I went back to work 2/2010 and had a desk job. Slowly, some of the weight crept back on.

I quit work 7/8/2011 and have returned to my quest for reducing those few extra pounds again.

My starting date for this challenge to myself was 07/06/09.

My Program:
I walk, do Wii or some other kind of movement daily. I try to do hand weights and floor exercise 3 times a week. The most helpful thing is being able to post all of my foods for my nutritional counts. Nearly everything I eat is weighed on my Cuisinart scale - a worthwhile investment! I am also drinking at least 8 glasses of water a day which is nothing new for me. Water is always my drink of choice.

Personal Information:
Raleigh, NC has been my home for the past 25 years and I love the temperate climate!

Other Information:
Reading has become my renewed passion! I also listen to audiobooks while I do my walking. It really helps pass the time. I love to cook and travel. Handcrafts are a passion of mine and I am currently working on several knit and crochet projects. I have recently learned to spin (yarn!). I also organize a crochet group on and have met some wonderful ladies through that!

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12/30/2011 3:35:53 PM

Happy New Year

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11/5/2011 12:37:58 PM

"Beautiful Woman Award! Once you've been given this award, you have to paste it on the wall of 8 women who deserve it. If you receive more than 3, you know you're really beautiful! If you break the chain, nothing will happen, but it's always good to know someone thinks you're beautiful inside and out"

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7/22/2011 2:57:11 PM

Can you believe on Tuesday my younger sister in PA was strolling with family, twisted left foot and broke bone just above little toe - same place I had a shattered bone two years ago. What goes with these feet?
My sister is wearing a boot to knee until she sees orthopedic doctor on Monday.

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7/18/2011 5:23:22 PM

emoticon emoticon emoticon Oh, I am so sorry about your daughter's misfortune. Guess you are really having a change of plans. Hope you know of a good podiatrist in the area.
Does this mean you will have to do the moving by yourself? Hope not.
Keep me posted!

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7/16/2011 10:27:57 PM

Hi Joyce,

Nice to hear from you. I keep pretty busy. I'm moving rocks again trying to finish lining the little creek that is our pond overflow.


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