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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: 64,304

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.

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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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    Hi Yvonne,

    Just checking in to let you know I'm thinking about you and hope you have a good week.

    Take care,
    Grace from Slimming Seniors
    304 days ago
    I will send you an invite to our Fall Challenge team, that way you can look around and see what we did this fall. You can also get to know the members. I will send out formal invites for winter later this week (probably weekend) so you don't need to do anything but accept the invites. We do have a full slate of active members so far so you would initially be joining as honorary, but that only means that your numbers won't count with the all team counts but you would be a full member as far as the team and your numbers would be included in the team numbers. We usually have several people who either don't join when they get the invite or they drop out right away so chances of you staying honorary are slim, then I would make you active.

    I am so glad you want to join our challenge, it is fun and really helps build those good habits we all need. The support can't be beat!
    311 days ago

    Comment edited on: 11/14/2016 12:35:48 PM
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    The Biggest Loser Winter Challenge will be starting in early December and we'd like to invite you to join one of our 10 teams to work toward your goals during our 10 week challenge!

    If you're interested in participating in a Biggest Loser challenge, please go to my page and click the BL Fall Challenge ALL Teams team. You can join the all-teams page and put your name on the list for the Winter challenge! OR if you'd like to join the Invincible Indigos, let me know and I'll get you signed up for our team! Your Sparkfriend, Frannie (FRANNIEDID), is the leader on the team and it would be great if you joined her!

    Come join in the fun, meet some great people and work toward your goals!!!
    319 days ago
    emoticon for the yoga mat goodie The very nice note that went with it....... I am glad that yoga helps you..... Again I look forward to getting to know you and everyone in being a contributor on the team.... Blessings to you and have a good evening.
    346 days ago
    emoticon for adding me as a spark friend! Happily, I have added you too ......... and I see we are on Slimming Seniors together (I just joined) ....... Also I read your page and see you are an herbalist .........something I have just begun playing around with as I love to cook and enjoy finding what herbs compliment a meal. ..........look forward to getting to know you for sure!
    346 days ago
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