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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: 57,599

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 KICKINGIT@56
    Hello my spark friend,

    Hope your New Year has started out and is proceeding well. Glad to see you are still sticking with your exercise consistently. I'm still struggling in that area, especially in the cold weather when it's sooooo hard to get out of bed in the morning. Hope the allergies/asthma is not giving you too much of a hard time.


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    408 days ago
  • v KICKINGIT@56
    Nice of you to visit and comment on my blog. You are so right. We can't let the occasional setback derail our mission. Taking it one day at a time is the way to go.


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    451 days ago
  • v JIBBIE49
    emoticon I see your Spark Friend, emoticon IMAYARNIE is The Motivator of the Day. What an honor for her.
    573 days ago
  • v THM_DEB
    Hi there, how are you doing on THM? Things going well?
    632 days ago
  • v THM_DEB
    Hi so glad you could join us on the Trim Healthy Mama plan. I use the G powder but only a very little as it goes a long way. In my smooties I use 1/4 tsp only. And in my soups like a tsp. It is flavorless, but I think too much might make things strange.

    645 days ago

    Comment edited on: 5/24/2015 5:25:33 AM
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