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Colman Buxtehude

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Hi! I am paperclipsue. I have tried sparkpeople before but did not keep up with it. In the process I have gained weight!! My goal is to lose 30 pounds before I get diabetes, high blood pressure . . . I am 63 years old and have 2 grandchildren. Another goal is to run an agility course with my dog, Colman. I have been taking dog agility lessons for about a year. Love every minute of it. We have practiced up to 20 obstacles at a time. Still learning.

Member Since: 4/3/2010

Fitness Minutes: 19,442

My Goals:
My goals are to lose 36 pounds and gain energy. I want to be able to keep up with my 8 year-old twin grandchildren and my family. I also want to be able to keep up with my dog, Colman, in agility.

My Program:
I am tracking all my food and my fitness. My diet partner is Colman, my mini-poodle. Basically, I am walking and doing some strength training at home. We also have a small exercise room at our church.

Personal Information:
I retired after 34 years of teaching elementary music.

My husband and I have 3 adult sons.

My husband works on the family farm and is a musician (guitar, drums, mandolin, sings).

My oldest son sings tenor with a southern gospel quartet called "Witness".

My middle son is married and has the twin grandchildren-boy/girl.

My youngest son will be a juniorat IUPUC this fall.

I accompany our church choir, lead the praise band and I accompany our community choir.

In the summertime, I have the privilege to babysit my grandchildren. Life is good.

Other Information:
I love to read and I read: "The Spark". I found it very helpful for understanding the website and Spark plans.

I also love babysitting the grandkids, playing the piano/keyboard, scrapbooking, and playing games with my grandkids and my family. Also, I have great friends (on and off Spark People) who encourage me to keep "sparking".
I have been taking dog agility lessons for about 1 year. I LOVE IT!!!

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    glad we are both back on here. GO US! emoticon emoticon emoticon
    1602 days ago
    Hi! I see you are going back down on the weightloss...good for you. I went down this week..but one week isn't exactly a trend. I am so looking forward to walking now that we have longer days. Hope you are getting out while on vacation.
    1690 days ago
  • v MKELLY72
    Thanks for the goodie! Looks like you are halfway to goal, what did/will you reward yourself with? Halfway is a landmark!
    1697 days ago
    I find it amusing that Gizmo is your diet partner. I have never owned any animals but I can see that it must be very motivating to help Gizmo at the same time as he helps you.

    I wish you great success on your journey to vibrant health.

    1699 days ago
    I keep missing your status' on here. thought maybe you were gone and was going to have to do something to get your attention. I see, now, that you posted just yesterday...and are walking. Glad to know that.

    I have started that Bible study and we are all loving it. I am finally losing my holiday weight...almost all I will be back to learning maintenance...or maybe this is what maintenance is.

    I had a cool experience today. Was starving after work out and picking up N so was going to go out to eat..and went a different way than usualy and with out thinking about it just drove into a restaurant I haven't been in in 15 years. I asked for the low cal meal section.and she pointed it out and asked me if I was trying to lose (dang..she had to ask?). Then she told me she had lost 117 pounds. WOW. I actually asked if I could give her a hug and she was thrilled. I asked her if she would like to come and tell my Bible study about it and she agreed. We exchanged names, emails and phone numbers. I feel like God led me I have invited someone to inspire my group as well as invited someone to see our church. I can't imagine what it would feel like to feel you have been a tool to bring someone to Christ. Or maybe she is Christian. Either way it was a cool experience.
    1738 days ago
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