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This is my second go-round with Spark People. Just got totallly overwhelmed last time trying to do too much here with too too much going on with life. But I gained SOOO much since last summer that I know I need the accountability this site gives me.

So I'm not going to try to be posting, responding, and doing all the Spark People activities. Will do what I can, when I can - so if you contact me and I don't reply, its not about you, but about budgeting my time.

The fitness and nutrition trackers, and this blog are my accountability; and I desperately need them! In October of 2009 my SO and I are hosting a major event with our car club here in AZ and have about 400 members joining us. Last thing I want to see in photos of this event - all over the internet, in the club publications, is a blimpo rolling about!!

I"m months away from turning 60, have some Osteoarthritis, and some nerve issues with Bells Palsy, Morton's Neuroma, and other similar problems in parts of my body. Escess weight is not doing me any favors!

So I will mumble, whine, and pant my way thru this blog as I get back into an exercise program, eating program, and deal with my issues.
ANd I know thru all that, there will be Spark People cheering me on and giving me the appropriate Kick In The Butt when I need it. So thanks in advance!

Member Since: 1/1/2009

Fitness Minutes: 123,961

My Goals:
Lose weight!

Get into some appropriate physical condition so I can enjoy my life

Maintain my health

My Program:
First - join Spark People

Second - start following a proper nutrition plan and exercise program

Third - start budgeting personal time, for keeping track of my program, meditation, and most of all, FRIENDS!

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I"m Candace from Sedona, AZ - also known as Morgaine in certain circles. Self-employed, gardener, and still living the hippie life-style - from my VW bus, to baking bread!!

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Hmmm - since I LOVE to talk, there is not enough room to express that!!

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    Thank you so much for the gardening information! I am going to have a patio garden, just enough to be able to slip out on the patio for lunch! I am still getting settled in and then will tackle this beast!
    499 days ago
  • v NUMD97
    Thank you for taking the time to write a really thought-provoking response to my blog, "Is This How It Ends?" The purpose of my writing the blog was to stimulate discussion and to make people think what it means literally and figuratively to have a high BMI. The stark graphic for some has been a wakeup call.

    Granted, you expanded on the theme as one should. The site is not meant to be scientific, nor is it, noting three issues and then plugging that into a formula to derive one's "death date". Physicians worth their salt will not merely take numbers and crunch them. Medicine, after all, is sometimes more Art than Science.

    Others on here have had your issue with Hashimoto's (1CrazyDog comes to mind immediately), and against the odds and her physicians' beliefs, she has beat it. So, once again, anything medical is not written in stone. And that is the take home in all this.

    If the blog encourages people to be more active, great. But as we know, weight loss is 80% diet, and 20% exercise. Not to belittle that 20% which, if for nothing more, gives us a wonderful rush.

    I appreciate you taking the time to respond to the blog in a well-thought out way.

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    All the best as you continue on your journey to better health,

    520 days ago
  • v CGMLH01
    emoticon emoticon Just remember baby steps, one step at a time, one day at a time. You didn't gain it overnight and it won't go away overnight.
    554 days ago
    emoticon How are you doing? Haven't "seen" you on the Beck team. What's up with you these days?
    881 days ago
  • v ECOAGE
    emoticon to the interstate!
    1119 days ago
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