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halloween 1016. I got many compliments on my Roadkill Zombie costume and makeup.

shambling adds effect! I guess I'm a domestic zombie since I tend to hang out in the kitchen?


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KOSHIE1 is a SparkPeople Motivator!

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(can I brag? just a little? on 12-12-15, my page was the daily featured SparkPeople Motivator. and honestly, that just made me bust my Feel-Good Gut! THANK YOU!)

I'm a highly educated, 50+, retired lady whose main "fun" right now is leading an aerobics class twice a week. I'm not a tech-head, but I'm active, involved, and always searching for more friends. I'm even better in person, as I'm pretty laid-back and accepting!

I've learned how to reach a weight loss goal -- I reached my goal weight by Low Carbing, a la Atkins. But I got severe lack of support at a time of great stress, did the stupid thing and regained the weight, and now am starting all over. (Update: now halfway there.) I'm smart, but I have learned you are always stronger when you have help. I KNOW I can do this; but I'd love to have a buddy.

My goal is to lose weight and keep it off for ME -- to look good, feel good, and be healthier for the rest of my life. I'm finally OVER (that was SO last decade!) the struggle to stay YOUNG and pushing myself far too hard. Now, I'm more relaxed -- I enjoy gardening, oil painting, stained-glass making, dancing, reading, and cuddling with my dear friend Ginger (that green thing on my shoulder in my profile image), in addition to my more vigorous pursuits of snow-skiing, step-aerobics, shooting hoops, and hula-hooping. Hey, ya gotta keep it fun!

Member Since: 1/29/2010

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My Goals:
1. Lose 30 more pounds.
2. Quit driving so fast!
3. Learn to speak Italian better.
4. Find more ways to regularly incorporate strength-training into my life.
5. Find the courage to make certain major changes in my life.

My Program:
1. Calorie-cycling while low-carbing on a keto diet.
2. Paying fines and learning to use cruise-control at all times!
3. Listening to language CD's while I drive. And visiting Italy!
4. 10 minutes (JUST!) of ab exercises! Yes, I CAN do it!
5. Getting professional advice in several areas: make-up, style, health, aging, etc.

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    Just northeast of Pagosa Springs. Camping along the east fork of the San Juan River.
    493 days ago
  • v -WISPY-
    Hi Koshie. I had to join in order to post to someone who contacted me on a thread I started way back when. :)

    Thanks for thinking of me.

    I am active in two teams these days - as life has become much more involved in outside pursuits since 8 or 9 years ago when I joined Spark. So grateful for all I learn here.

    Congrats on being a wonderful motivator. You were always that. :) And it is always a good feeling when others recognise it. Woo hoo. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    493 days ago
    Thanks for checking on me, I knew you were busy. I read about the death in your family and know you have a very busy life outside of SP. They also don't make it easy to track conversations. I usually reply to comments on my page directly on my page. Makes it easier to follow the conversation.

    I've tried following a friend's conversation with someone and you have to go from page to page and try to decipher. Something SP could work on.

    At any rate, my hamstring pull cleared up completely in about 4 weeks. I never let it rest too long and have had no lingering side effects. In fact, I'm still losing weight. 23 pounds so far in almost 4 months. Slow and steady works for me.

    I was thinking about starting the plateau busting challenge to jump start it again. I'd like to get a little more fit before we head to Colorado in September, and definitely before I start looking for a job again.

    I hope all is going well for you, and thanks again!!

    494 days ago
  • v -WISPY-
    Hi Koshie. nice to see you, so to speak. Hope all is going well. Heard from Sharon today.

    I am still maintaining on low carb low/cal cycle. Right now however I am up towards the top of my 7lb limit. So am cutting out celebration days for a bit till I get down the 5 again. I like to be right down to the bottom before the holidays (its winter here) she Ive a few months to go. Then I can enjoy Christmas.

    515 days ago
  • v YJNANA
    I just read your post on the 6 exercises over 40 should do.
    Its nice to see a trainer looking into helping people get more out of their exercises. You must be a very caring person to always be looking for better ways to incorporate exercises.
    519 days ago
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