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I am a semi-retired researcher, and now full time artist (large abstract). I took up learning to play drums two years ago, and although there is a lot to learn to get coordinated, it is great fun. I just discovered that the drummer is not the time keeper for the band (that falls to the bass player). Instead, the drummer is there to add the emotional flavour. Yeah! That sounds more fulfilling for the artist in me.

On a more personal level, I experienced a lot of losses over a ...
I am a semi-retired researcher, and now full time artist (large abstract). I took up learning to play drums two years ago, and although there is a lot to learn to get coordinated, it is great fun. I just discovered that the drummer is not the time keeper for the band (that falls to the bass player). Instead, the drummer is there to add the emotional flavour. Yeah! That sounds more fulfilling for the artist in me.

On a more personal level, I experienced a lot of losses over a short period of time, I started to gain weight. I am now close to 200 lbs. My goal is to get below 150 lbs. I find it hardest to turn around the bad habits I've developed over the past five years, and must learn how to plan ahead. I will start small, and celebrate each success. And chip away at my goal, which I think is more challenging as I get older.

IMMEDIATE GOALS:
Goal 1: Sleep continuously for 7.5 hours
Goal 2: Drink 8 glasses of water per day
Goal 3: Plan at least two meals a week
Goal 4: Exercise at least 3 days per week

I find it quite challenging doing this on a smart phone with a teeny tiny screen, which unfortunately gets half filled with advertising. I have just logged in using a regular computer and find it much much easier. But life on the go means using my cell, so I will have to learn to navigate more efficiently.

Slow and Steady Wins the Race!

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Member Since: 3/13/2014

SparkPoints: 3,281

Fitness Minutes: 1,061

My Goals:
To get back to being physically active, and to lose 50 lbs.

My Program:
Choosing healthier foods.
Cutting down on portion size.
Getting up off the couch.
I love stairs!

Personal Information:
Originally from England.
Now Canadian eh! living in the great white north.

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I like reading science fiction, and poetry.

Favorite artists are Rothko, Motherwell, Clyfford Still, and William Ronald.

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GONNALOSE5
4/18/2014 2:35:09 PM

Thanks for stopping by my Spark Page. I am happy to connect with you. emoticon

Vannie

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DEMETERSCO
4/17/2014 4:49:37 PM

Thank you for the walking shoes goodie. It's always a good day to take a walk!
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--KREN
4/10/2014 7:17:40 AM

Kate, Thanks for your nice comment on my Cutie Pie watercolor. He is my favorite creation. He was so spontaneous. He just came out the end of my brush one day, lol.

Karen



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1BOSSMOMMY
4/10/2014 12:50:54 AM

I was so pleased to see you stopped by my page. Welcome fellow Canadian, artist, over 60. Those are just some of the things we have in common that I know about now and I'm sure as we chat more I will discover even more things we have in common. I am 60 and I do scenic oil paintings. I tried abstract once and it didn't turn out very rewarding for me. Perhaps you can give me pointers in how I can tap into my inner chaos. I tend to be very precise and meticulous about details.

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CHULAVISTA1
4/5/2014 4:28:55 PM

Hello! thank you for stopping by my page and commenting on my drawing. Welcome to Spark!
Kathy



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