Pickleball tournament March 18-20 2016.Won the Bronze in women's doubles and Silver in mixed doubles
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I'm Lis and I joined in 2008 needing to lose those last 10 pounds again. I'd lost 35 pounds in 2005, another 11 in 2006, gained some back and I was in the 141-145 range for a few years.
Late 2009 we moved to Mexico, and over the years the weight crept up, getting over 150 a few times but in January 2013 I found a way of eating that works for me and I am back around 135 since March 2013 and the focus has shifted to maintenance in the 134-139 range.
My favorite activities are yoga, pickleball, walking and sea kayaking.
August 2015 I started taking a Pilates class twice a week and I love it.
March 2016 I participated in a pickleball tournament and won the bronze in the 3.0 women's double and the silver in the 3.0 mixed doubles!
I have come a long way from the couch potato I used to be!!
The end of March 2005 I started the Michael Thurmond 6 week body make-over. Finally something worked! I lost 35 pounds in 5 months. Over the next 9 months I lost another 11, down to 134. That was hard to maintain.
Jan 2008 - The weight crept back up to 145 over the last 8 months - now it's time to lose those 10 pounds again.
July 2010 - went below 140 for the first time in over 3 years!!
November 2010 - I'm back up in my "comfy" range 141-145
January 2013 - gained a few (!) over the last years to 151 but back with the program!
February 2013 - back below 140 :)
March 31st 2013 - at goal! 135
July 2013 - 134, back to my old low and then DD came to visit for a few months..
Fall 2013: 140 goal to get to or below 135 again
February 2014: back on The Plan
September 2014: new low 133
After living in beautiful SW Colorado, near Pagosa Springs for 13 years, we are now living in San Carlos, Sonora, Mexico.
2009/2010 was our first winter in San Carlos - great to be out of the snow! It is a great place to live for most of the year and it is nice to visit Colorado for part of the summer. Summer 2014 we didn't go north and had a wonderful time staying in Mexico and even experiencing a hurricane.
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| current weight: 135.0
Hi Lis, I am sorry for being MIA, but I have been watching your photos of your trip! So lovely!
My brother has bought a retirement place in Spain so I hope to go over sometime.
Thanks for the Thanksgiving wishes, I never actually ATE any Lemon Meringue pie, lol, I have made too many over the years for it to tempt me, but I DID have pumpkin pie! YUM!
It is rainy here right now and I am just finishing off a big project so hope to have more time going forward.
I am signing up at the community centre for a gym membership, so I am looking forward to that once things quieten down here.
90 days ago
Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving me a comment. Have a great day!
97 days ago
for the Trick-or-Treat SparkGoodie. It is greatly appreciated! I am also ready for the crisp fall weather to get back to my outdoor walking routine. We were also spared and bad weather from Hurricane Matthew.
102 days ago
I know exactly what you mean by your remarks on my blog, Lis. I do miss the 4 seasons, but can see if somewhat by traveling to our home in the mountains. Once in awhile we even spend Christmas up there, if I am ambitious enough to put up a tree. The home there is so much bigger, but it's a lot of work to just enjoy it for a week, so I don't plan ahead, just play it by ear. There are no kids to come to visit, so sometimes I figure why bother.
And the snowbirds are a boon to the economy in our state, but you may as well forget about going out to eat at a restaurant unless you want to go extremely early or extremely late -- so that fun bit of entertainment is usually lost to us during the winter months, plus the traffic is quite terrible no matter what time of the day it is. Oh well, each location has it's advantages and disadvantages. Just try to enjoy what you do have.
111 days ago
Next time I come down to Sun City I'll bring my camera, I like the pictures from it rather than from my SmartPhone. Old fashioned probably, but my husband has a really good camera and takes photo's that he posts on his website, which is delange.org and people like Phoenix Magazine and AZ Highways, even Wikipedia at times. Or people who are writers and want them for a book. It's got a lot of info, we get about 3 million hits a month.
112 days ago