On returning home from getting married. Hilary was so glad to see us, as we were her too.

THE FAMILY - Father, Mother and Barbarajo, and Dog having picture taken in front of old farm home.

Barbarajo and Father with team of horses, plowing the field.

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Like to garden, hike, collect stuff, volunteer and love water sports.
Like to garden, hike, collect stuff, volunteer and love water sports.



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 current weight: 165.0 

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Member Since: 12/29/2005

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Fitness Minutes: 280

My Goals:
My goal is to control my eating, eat for health, not take in sugar. To exercise 5 days a week to the level of losing weight.

My Program:
Exercising, to feel good and strong.

Remembering to eat two fruits, 4 cups vegs, 1 yogurt, 8 oz protein, 2 starches a day..distributed out evenly throughout the day. Drinking 80 oz a water a day. Trying to cut down on coffee. Limiting my wine to one day a week.

Being around happy people to keep my spirits up.

Personal Information:

I have lived in the state of Washington all my 66 years. Four grown children, and four grandchildren. Divorced after 25 years...married for the second time last March 15th.

I volunter at a thrift store to help children in need. A master gardner, garden club member, homemakers club. My husband and I both are active square dancers. Have collected my share of antique furnature, glassware, pottery..etc. In a club called "Fun, Fit, and Over Fifty"...I kayak, canoe, hike, and bike with them. Also I am a weight recorder at TOPS here in Kennewick, WA.

Last year I lost 32 pounds. Now I must truge on to lose 10 pounds more.

Other Information:
I enjoy my 12 year old Dachshund...having lost her 1/2 brother and her mother at ages 13 years.


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Member Comments:
1/8/2010 11:55:14 AM

Hi Sandy, Thanks for the response. For some reason I've not been keeping track of our Tri-City team. I would like to walk with them, and will check that out, thanks. Walking in the evening is a good idea, but not if one shops. I've been walking there at 8 am and the stores are not open yet...that helps a bunch.
Terrible thing, but I am not good at exercising alone, so I use friends or the Court Club. Through our medicare policy we also signed up for Kia Ora.
Even I have a bunch of exercise tapes in my bedroom by the T.V.
The good thing is that I did not gain any weight over the holidays......I'm sure it's because of my daily walking.
My 4 children and their families treated me to a wonderful surprise on my 70th birthday, on New Years.
I love walking in the Seattle area. My daughter lives in Renton. I walked there with her until she came down with seritarthitus. (SP.)
We will be happy to hear what you will be doing in Seattle.
After I write my 4 thank you letters, I'll start my exercising.
Good to hear from you.

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1/7/2010 7:19:57 PM

No I don't walk outside in this type of weather. I do Walk Away the Pounds dvd and workout with My fitness coach on the Wii and do the Richard Simmons Dvds.
The others have been walking at the mall, just started this week. They walked on Tuesday evening and they have another walk planned on Saturday morning at 7:30 if you want to meet up with them they are going to meet at the play area by JC pennys I think, anyway Lynne has the time and locations of the walks on the team page under activities on the first section of the forums you can check it out there.
I spend to much money at the mall so I only go when with Hubby cause then I know not to spend to much. Good to hear from you, are you still doing the thing at Costco? I am so ready for spring, but this year Hubby and I will be in Seattle for his work all summer. Bummer, but exciting as I get to meet up with my friends there for hikes on the trails. Well got to take something out of the freezer for dinner chat soon. Sandy

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12/29/2009 3:12:37 PM

A great BIG YELLOWROCK to fellow SQUAREDANCERS!!!!! Visit my sparkpage and pics !!! I have squaredance pics!

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11/16/2009 4:20:20 PM

Just stopping by to see how your fairing...

Take care fo yourself

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