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week 38 of my streak for "Exercise for at least 90 minutes per week" earned 2/14/2016

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I love all living things: people, animals, and plants. I am an amateur herbalist, and love to cook with and use herbs for all sorts of things.

My weight gain has happened gradually, and I'm not starving myself to take it off. Exercise is key with me. As the grandmother of seven, I find that weight no longer bounces off like it once did. I actually wonder if I really should be the soft pillow my own grandmother was that made her hugs wonderful! Then I think about the health challenges that presents, and I get "real."

I have several circles of friends: my church family, always the first friends wherever we move, my friends at the Bernina store where I used to work, my chorus friends (the source of the gold medal), my herb club and gardening friends, and the walking club that started me walking some 15 years ago. I talk about Spark People to all of them.

Member Since: 3/24/2010

Fitness Minutes: 54,761

My Goals:
To feel fit and healthy, and physically vital.

My Program:
Eating less desserts and more real food; eliminating processed foods.

Personal Information:
Born during WWII in a "Maternal Nursing Home" (an adjunct to the local hospital) in North Platte Nebraska, lived in several big cities ever since: San Diego, Philadelphia, Washington D.C. Moved from Dallas to Missouri in summer of 2014. Love growing herbs, singing, quilting, and crazy quilting. Grandmother of seven. Trying to increase my dependence on God, and to quit thinking I have all the answers.

Other Information:
I'm an avid reader. Not a single day goes by without a book, in my "reading chair," in bed, in the throne room.

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    I wish I could keep the fitness minutes going.... any exertion just leaves me breathless and/or dizzy this week. Frustrating!
    171 days ago
    We have a great team leaders and group of folks on the Trim Healthy Mama team and we're all here for you.

    I just started the very end of Jan. 2015. I bought the THM Plan book Feb. 10th and just got the Cookbook Mar. 10th. But I have started losing weight and inches. In 1 month I lost 5.25 inches and 5 lbs. and I'm a slow loser. Most folks lose faster than me.

    I know you must love the Trim Healthy Mama Plan and team as much I do!!! I'm adding you as a friend.
    emoticon Charlie
    226 days ago
  • v TRYHARDER2014
    Thank you for the comments. I am presently struggling with snacking (too much!!).
    I notice you are a quilter. I am presently looking at sewing machines (any advice on brand?). I plan to try a quilt this summer. emoticon
    230 days ago
  • v THM_DEB
    Thanks for commenting on my newest cat, his eyes are still beautiful..that is the reason I couldn't resist him.
    246 days ago
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    I hope life is treating you well and you are making progress on your journey!

    * 1 HAPPY SPIRIT .✫** emoticon emoticon
    270 days ago
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