SENIORSWIMMER
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I have an herb garden and several flower beds. I am a bird watcher. I keep feeders and water in the backyard for them. I love cats. I have two indoor only cats. I am a musician. I used to play the oboe. I am trading it in for a clarinet. I am sick of reed making, and I'm not going to spend my time on it anymore! I enjoy a variety of exercise, but swimming is my favorite.

I love everything about food. I love growing it, canning and freezing it, and eating it! I love to feel full, and I have quite an appetite. I am at a turning point in my Spark journey. I would like to lose about 20 more pounds, but I am ambivalent about making still more lifestyle changes that would take the weight off and keep it off. My doctors are thrilled with my weight as is. This weight is easy to maintain. What to do?

The problem is, this weight makes me feel mediocre. I look good, but not great. My fitness level is good, but not great. I want to be great, but I'm unwilling to make the long term changes that it will take to achieve that goal. The drama continues. What will I decide? At this point not even I know the answer to that question.


Member Since: 7/28/2012

Fitness Minutes: 9,832

My Goals:
Weigh 135 pounds by August 1, 2013.
Swim 1 mile, 3 times a week.
Strength train twice a week.
Bike 30 minutes once a week.
Walk 50 minutes twice a week.


My Program:
I am tracking my food, eating 1200-1500 calories a day.
I am swimming 3 times a week, a half mile a day.
I am using my physical therapy exercises for strength training twice a week.
I walk twice a week for 50 minutes.



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I am a Star Trek fan. I love all of it, but my favorite is still the original series.




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  • v SUNSHINEGB
    The main thing is to keep on trying, even if we have to begin over and over ~ we never quit, we keep on going! All the best today and all week!
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    482 days ago
  • v HEALTHY-SPARK
    So good to hear from you -- yes, I have been missing in action from here for awhile -- although I really should (need to) get back and get started again (because what I'm doing now is not helping). Hope that life is treating you well. Life is good here, but work has gone from bad to worse -- which has lead to some really unhealthy habits for me trying to deal (or not deal) with the stress. Thanks for the note. I think I will work on reworking my page this weekend and think about how using the online blog here can help me. My two cats Marley and Sasha say hello -- they are helping me type tonight. Such funny cats. If only I could take them to work with me, that might help make my work situation more bearable.
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    487 days ago
  • v LADYFROMTHEWOOD
    Your comment that we would be dangerous together made me laugh mischievously.

    As for my sleep, I think you are right about the hormones. It's just that time in my life. Unfortunately, I have always been one that has to have at least 8 hours to function properly. A nap in the daytime has become my norm. I don't like napping, but I at least I'm blessed to be able to do so at my discretion.

    You getting any warmer weather yet? We are supposed to get above freezing this weekend then have a proper, warm front move in on Tuesday. Surely Redbud Winter will arrive soon then I can start the countdown to a proper Spring. I assume you are itching to get in the garden as badly as I am!
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    Wishing you an amazing weekend!
    513 days ago
  • v LADYFROMTHEWOOD
    This is the first snow of measurable proportions for us this winter and we are in the area getting predictions of 10-16"! We haven't had a good snow that big since 1998. Already there were about 2" when I got up this morning. They say it's a "dry" snow so hopefully our electric will stay on. We have a woodstove though, so not too awful worried.
    I agree with you on the simple pleasure that can be found in handwashing the dishes. I enjoyed it for months, but Hubby and Daughter have had it from having to take their turn as we rotate chores. lol. We ordered a new dishwasher last week. I must admit that there will be a secret part of me that will be a little bit sad when it comes in. Just a little. You are completely right about needing it for canning season. I hadn't even considered that yet.

    524 days ago
  • v LADYFROMTHEWOOD
    The fitbits are water resistant but I don't think they would work for swimming. You can shower with them on but more than that would probably not work.
    526 days ago
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