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Hi, I'm KittyF
I'm now 62, grandma of 6 and I've been on Spark people for 9 years.

I've got arthritis and diabetes that would both be made better if I lost weight. I was very weak when i joined but I'm stronger this year, and feeling stronger I think I should be able to start loosing weight instead of just hoping. so far, no weight loss to speak of, but I'm always working toward more functional fitness. No matter my weight, being able to get around without pain or fatigue is a major goal. Recently found that Gluten seems to make my joints hurt, which is good information. I'm doing much better about leaving it alone which means less pain, YAY

Member Since: 8/3/2008

Fitness Minutes: 30,205

My Goals:
Loose 14 lbs by Christmas.
Strengthen main muscle groups so I can walk without pain in back or joints.
Ride bike, hike
If my knees allow, Jump rope & run.
My dream is to hike the Grand Canyon.

My Program:
leg exercises
core exercises
arm and shoulder exercises

Walk every day for 20 minutes

Personal Information:
I'm Kitty, from SW PA.
I grew up in Colorado Springs, CO and have a brother and 3 sisters.

I'm married, & have three daughters and five grandkids.I like to sew, read and go to church. I used to hike a lot in Colorado and want to get strong enough to do that again. I miss it.

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I can't say what my favorite book is except for the Bible.

I have favorite authors, Georgette Heyer, Louis LAmour, but not really a favorite book.

I'm that way about music as well. I have a lot of faves in many genres, but my favorite genre is Hymns.

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