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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: 193,344

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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    Look at a day when you are supremely satisfied at the end.

    It’s not a day when you lounge around doing nothing; it’s a day you’ve had everything to do and you’ve done it.
    -Margaret Thatcher


    73 days ago
  • v SISSIE21
    Thanks so much for your continuing support! It really makes a difference when spark friends witness your journey. Keeps me motivated! By the way was just rereading your page and LOVE the quote! Going to use that as motivation. Have a great day my friend! emoticon emoticon
    73 days ago
    74 days ago
  • v PHOENIX1949
    Saw your comment on MISSUSRIVERRAT's blog about lifestyle changes as people age. One way to combine your #4 with #8 is the Road Scholar program -- a non-profit for inspiring adults to learn, discover and travel (www dot roadscholar dot org/).
    74 days ago
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    Acknowledge your inner child.
    Even though we have found the light in ourselves today, we sometimes forget to heal old wounds of our past.
    Your inner child still needs to be loved in order to heal the complete self.
    ― Karen A. Baquiran

    77 days ago
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