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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 ...
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.




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Member Since: 3/24/2010

SparkPoints: 96,287

Fitness Minutes: 36,532

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

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

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Born on a farm in Nebraska, lived in several big cities ever since: San Diego, Philadelphia, Washington D.C. Now in Dallas, but in the process of moving to central Missouri. 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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KALANTHA
12/14/2014 4:21:05 PM

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You have it in you

When you feel like quitting, that’s an opportunity to keep going. When you feel like giving up, you have it in you to step forward with renewed energy and to give more.

Giving up doesn’t accomplish anything, and it doesn’t make you feel any better. It just leaves you with disappointment and regret.

There’s a way to keep going, and you know it. There’s a way to keep going, and just imagine how great you will feel for choosing persistence.

If you’re weary, stop for a short while to rest, but don’t give up. Remind yourself of all the good reasons why you’ve chosen to move forward, and then get yourself going again.

If you wish to be free of the effort, then do what it takes to finish the effort. Make all your work count for something by bringing it to a successful conclusion.

The next step is right in front of you, and you have it in you to take that step. Keep going, fulfill your best possibilities, and you’ll always be thankful for your choice to do so.

— Ralph Marston


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KALANTHA
12/6/2014 11:48:04 AM

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"What you do today can improve all your tomorrows." (Ralph Marston)

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10/20/2014 4:12:52 AM

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I hope life is treating you well and you are making progress on your journey!

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10/15/2014 9:48:07 AM

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A leisurely stroll can bring joy and has its benefits---but to lose weight is NOT one of them. To help keep your weight in check, you need to step up the pace to at least 3 miles an hour.

"Brisk" means walking as though you're late for the bus.

* Less than 3 mph is considered slow walking.

* More than 3 mph is considered brisk walking.

* More than 4 mph is considered very brisk walking.

You can calculate your speed by counting your steps for one minute-3 mph is about 120 steps a minute, while 4 mph is about 135 steps a minute! So let's get moving on this "Walking Wednesday"!

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TRUCKERSMRS
10/15/2014 5:24:34 AM

Thank you so much for the extravagant dinghy. The rain has finally stopped but is has shown up some leaking windows in the house that I am going to need to sort!

I'm slightly up weight wise at the moment - only 3-4 pounds but it is enough to mess with my mind.
Work continues to be busy but we have been interviewing for an assistant for me so within the next month I hope that someone will be starting.

I'm also struggling to keep focus on many things which is bringing me down a bit. I'm sure it is just due to workload etc but I have next week off work so hope to re-charge the batteries a bit and get my head back to where it should be.

Wishing you good health and a positive week.

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