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Member of the 2017 5% Spring Challenge

17 Things I Want To Accomplish in 2017(thank you Janet!)

1. Read 17 books.
a. LaRose by Louise Erdrich
b. Kitchens of The Great Midwest by J. Ryan Stradal
c. A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman *
d. The Watchmaker's Daughter by C. J. Archer
e. The Sugar Queen by Sarah Addison Allen 2/20
f. The Sleepwalker by Chris Bohjalian *
g. The Good Neighbor by A. J. Banner *
h. The Cat in The Stacks Mystery series by Miranda James (all 8 of them!) *
i. Clara & Mr. Tiffany by Susan Vreeland *
j. The Mutual Admiration Society by Leslie Kagen (meh)
k. The Sparrow Sisters by Ellen Herrick (great!) **
l. The Metropolitans by Carol Goodman
m. The Secret Wife by Gill Paul **
n. The Girl Who Drank The Moon by Kelly Barnhill **
o. Burying The Honeysuckle Girls by Emily Carpenter
p. My Mother's Kitchen by Peter Gethers *
q. The Forgotten Seamstress by Liz Trenow **
r. The Missing Ones by Patricia Gibney
s. Silver Sparrow by Tayari Jones
t. Sisters One, Two, Three by Nancy Star
u. The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper by Phaedra Patrick *
v. The Forbidden Garden by Ellen Herrick **
w. The Apprentice Witch by James Nicol *
2. Try one new recipe a month. I have scads of cookbooks - I need to use them!!
January: Slow Cooker Low Card Unstuffed Cabbage Soup from SP member MEWHENRYSMAMA
March: baked meatballs 3/19
April: Chicken, sweet potato and asparagus skillet dinner
April #2: Faux Boston Market Creamed Spinach
3. Go see The Nutcracker at Lincoln Center.
4. Lose 17 pounds.
5. Take a new class through The Adult School.
6. Explore and create something zentangle. I've bought books! 3/17
7. Cook with kale. Kale intimidates me!
8. Make something with a new knitting pattern.
9. Re-learn how to crochet.
10. Reteach myself or take a class to learn how to use a sewing machine again.
11. For every Spark Point I earn, put an equivalent amount of money in a jar. (Thanks Nancy!!)
12. Visit family more often.
13. Become reacquainted with my Public Library - done1/3/17

Member Since: 7/8/2012

Fitness Minutes: 73,139

My Goals:
1. Performance Goals:
a. Ride recumbent bike for 30-60 minutes 6 days a week.
b. Strength train 3-5 days a week.

2. Real Life Goals
a. Walk a little more each day.

3. Health Goals
a. Stay as healthy as possible.

4. Movement Goals
a. 30 minutes of exercise every day

5. Feel Good Goals
a. Have more energy
b. Wake up better.

My Program:
1. Use Nutrition tracker.
2. Use Fitness tracker.
3. Drink 12 cups of water a day.

Personal Information:
I've lived in CT, ME, NY, Wash. DC, VA, RI, CA, LA, SC, PA, and now NJ. My Dad was US Navy.

I love cats, and currently am step-mom to 3: Haley, Bailey, and Cybil.

Love owls too!

Other Information:
I enjoy reading, knitting, hunting for collectibles/antiques, and crafting.

I am retired from teaching.

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  • v SEAGLASS1215
    Hi - I got the Glenna Shoulder Bag in "Camocat" - a black and white pattern. The website lists the sale price as $56 but it was only $40 at the store I got it from. I am also a VB fanatic, I think I have at least 20 purses/wallets/travel bags....can never have enough! Hope you have a great day!
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    . . . it is important to honor your physical body for what it is – a gift made of miracles. Janet Nestor
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  • v LPORTER2015
    I believe in the person you're becoming, but what's truly important is do you believe? Believe in yourself and your journey. Choose to shine and leave a little sparkle wherever you go.
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  • v BARBIE176
    emoticon emoticon emoticon “Your body holds deep wisdom. Trust in it. Learn from it. Nourish it. Watch your life transform and be healthy.” ~Bella Bleue emoticon emoticon emoticon
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  • v BARBIE176
    emoticon loved your dancing hippo story. I too have felt like a hippo at times, but as I get older I try not to let those things bother me so much. emoticon emoticon
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