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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: 66,083

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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  • v AMY_1217
    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!!!
    496 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.
    523 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!
    523 days ago
    Hi Yvonne,

    I'm sorry I didn't get to post as I said I would tonight. I didn't get home from gym and shopping until after 10:15 p.m. I'll try again tomorrow.

    Grace from Slimming Seniors
    586 days ago
  • v KICKINGIT@56
    Hi Spark Friend,

    Just dropped by to see how you are doing? Hope all is well and you are still on track. I'm just getting back on track. All my clothes are feeling a bit tight.


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    653 days ago
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