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In Medellin, Colombia! The flowers behind me are called "besos de poeta" (poet's kisses). :-)





In Cartagena, Colombia, October 2008.





With granddaughter Bea, Christmas 2011!



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Trying to be fit AND sane (not one at the expense of the other). I have a very full life--full-time job, freelance work, church involvement, writing poetry, Latin American solidarity work, being a mom & grandma. And a few other things that get fit into cracks here & there. And a tendency toward insomnia . . .

So I'm never going to be one of those people who devote hours every day to working out at the gym. But I need & want to lose some weight & get stronger--super important as I ...
Trying to be fit AND sane (not one at the expense of the other). I have a very full life--full-time job, freelance work, church involvement, writing poetry, Latin American solidarity work, being a mom & grandma. And a few other things that get fit into cracks here & there. And a tendency toward insomnia . . .

So I'm never going to be one of those people who devote hours every day to working out at the gym. But I need & want to lose some weight & get stronger--super important as I age. It's an ongoing struggle. I'm thankful to have many good resources available for learning here at SP, & many good friends to help keep me on track.
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Member Since: 9/22/2007

SparkPoints: 44,804

Fitness Minutes: 33,154

My Goals:
* be strong & reasonably slim

* get 7.5-8 hours of sleep per night

* get to 150 (or less) & maintain

* make excellent use of the abundant veggies & fruits I get early June to late October through a CSA (community-sponsored agriculture) project

My Program:
* get to bed by 10:30-11:00 each night (it makes a big difference when I do!)

* cardio & strength training 5 times per week

* eat within my recommended range

* cook good food at home & eat out less (I've been doing this & it's kind to my budget as well as my waistline)

* give myself small rewards to keep it fun!

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I'm a writer (poet) & editor. Also love to sing harmony, read, folk dance, & just contemplate beautiful things. I'm a sporadic visual artist too & look forward to returning to a couple of picture-book projects when my schedule allows.

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BABY_GIRL69
9/26/2013 4:54:05 PM

Hey Beautiful!! I am hoping October will be less busy. He is getting better and better each month. He is spoiled rotten every where he goes and especially by his granny right here...lol

God bless & hugs!

Dee



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MOONCHILD8
9/23/2013 4:22:59 PM

Wow! Happy Anniversary! Best wishes for many more successful years. Linda from bean town emoticon emoticon emoticon



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9/22/2013 2:17:26 PM

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Happy SparkVersary, Ruth.



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ROCKPORT9
9/15/2013 3:38:26 PM

Ruth- I thank you for the stability ball goodie and for adding me as a friend. emoticon You will do great focusing on your needs, your plan. I am glad your sister is doing well with RA. I had 10 easier years with this disease. Now on to adjusting to changes. Have a great week! Hugs, Laurel



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