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I'm a mother of 3 grown children, 1 granddaughter and another grandchild expected in June 2014. In my late 50's and since closing my brick and morter business almost 7 years ago, getting no exercise. Needless to say my butt has grown the size of my chair.

I've been a Realtor in Silicon Valley for over 22 yrs. and as I get back into it more and more, I'm more and more conscious of my health and my weight. 2 yrs. ago we moved to Palm Desert, and I am fastly becoming a 'desert rat'. It doesn't take long to get acclimated to the heat here.

I've dieted off and on my whole life. I've put it on and taken it off more times... This time I'm starting slow, changing habits first, then I'll worry about becoming more structured in my weight loss efforts.

Member Since: 12/27/2007

Fitness Minutes: 2,638

My Goals:
I would like to lose approx. 70 lbs. for the last time. I would like to be an older, sexier, skinnier senior.
I would like to improve my health to last to a ripe old age, so I can keep up with my new grandchildren and great nephews and niece. LOL

My Program:
I am changing habits slowly trying to make them last for a life time. I'm hoping to just start with the baby steps, leading to more of a structured plan of action later. Already I can see just the difference going back to tracking is making.

Personal Information:
Originally from Penn. I have been in Calif. so long I may as well be native. I've lived in the San Francisco Bay Area since moving here when I was just 16 and heavy.

I have 3 grown up children that I adore, am caregiver to my mother who lives with us, and significant other to a very good roommate.

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I don't get much chance to watch movies or anything. I do a lot of online self education for the businesses I own and for self improvement (I need quite a bit. LOL)
Music of choice is country, easy listening, and oldies but goodies.
TV- I love comedy, lighthearted stuff, and good sitcoms where I don't have to think.

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    833 days ago
    Thanks for the goodie! I enjoy our little Nascar game!
    955 days ago
    Thank you for the goodie and the note you added with it!

    My fitness minutes are from when I do big projects like the fence in the yard and raking leaves or digging holes and cutting down trees or cleaning the garage...etc!

    After doing that for 6-7 hours a day.. I do not use my total gym..yet perhaps I should!

    It is rewarding to see that you follow my posts and activities here on SparkPeople.. It helps me with the sense of community..and I like that feeling! emoticon emoticon emoticon
    1362 days ago
    Thank you so much for the spark goodie. It's good to be back!

    1605 days ago

    Hi, just saw yourcomment on the SparkBlog http://www.sparkpeople.com/blog/blog.asp?p

    LDBEAMS - because at the bottom of the 3 points listed in the blog, there's a link to "Click here for more ways to stay healthy from Family Circle." and that link will show all seven tests as listed in the original article from Family Circle. (more marketing and $$$ for SparkPeople, as that is no doubt a click-thru that links it back to SparkPeople as the referral link.
    1715 days ago
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