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I am Grateful for a full, rich and Blessed life!

My husband and I have been gifted with the presence of two beautiful grand-nieces and now a grand-nephew. Great incentive to stay healthy!

I started Spark in June of 2007 (at my sister's suggestion), restarted a few times and finally became 'serious' two years later after receiving my before photo. I met goal weight in late December 2009 and as incentive and reward went to Barbados with friends. (It is so wonderful NOT having to try on bathing suits...)

I continued to lose weight, partially because I couldn't figure how to reset the nutrition tracker, partly because I increased my exercise and partly because I was not yet comfortable with my body. I lost 10 more pounds over the next 3 months, for a total of 35 pounds and settled into my 'home shape.'

I celebrated a year anniversary of my before picture 5/24/10. Since that time I've fluctuated a few pounds and maintained a healthy BMI of 19-20.

I've found great friends with amazing stories, drive, determination and accomplishments on this site, and am honored to share in their victories and setbacks however small or large.

My goal is to be 'Fit for Life', so while I remain committed to healthy eating and exercise, I've expanded my horizons to include meditation. I am thoroughly enjoying my new journey, my new friends and my new adventure into blogging.

I hope all who visit my spark page, will find this site as rewarding as I have.

Update 01.30.12: I am starting on a new fat loss and muscle gain journey and shedding 10 'holiday' pounds.

Update 03.20.12: I am ThanksGiving for the miracles in my life as I continue on my healthy journey.

Update 07.03,14: Getting the Spark back - 5 more pounds and much muscle to go...

Update 04.25.15: At home weight and settling in.

Member Since: 6/4/2007

Fitness Minutes: 196,964

My Goals:
"Don't ask yourself what the world needs; ask yourself what makes you come alive. Then go and do that. Because what the world needs is people who come alive." Harold Whitman
My goal is to come alive.

My Program:
Continue healthy eating and exercise including 3 days of cardio, 2 days of strength training, riding my bike to work, with GFs on Saturday & DH on Sunday. Improve my meditation journey, faithful consumption of 8 glasses of water daily and moderate red wine consumption.

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I'm a Cornhusker.

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    Summer is officially here! .. emoticon Enjoy the first day
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    31 days ago
    Thanks for the good wishes of the team " warriors in training. "
    35 days ago
    Thanks for your comment on my page, this IS a great community! I appreciate your suggestion that I try a Mediterranean diet, rather than cutting fat. I tend to eat that way anyway - most of my fats are avocados, EVOO, nuts, etc but I could do better. And actually, just after I wrote that, I read the nutrition chapter in the tri training book for older athletes, and contrary to my expectations, the author - a respected coach - suggested reducing carbs in order to increase protein without adding calories. Adding protein was expected, since intensive training requires protein to build muscle. So,I will probably take both of your suggestions, and try to eat cleaner too. Thanks again and keep on Sparking!
    36 days ago
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    Enjoy your week. Wishing you many blessings.
    45 days ago
    Thank you for your beautiful comment and support on my blog.

    49 days ago
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