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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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    How has your dishwasher shopping gone? We spent all day on Saturday. I think we've narrowed it down and today I'm doing some haggling with the local place, hoping to give them our business over Lowe's. I know I could do it by hand, but, gosh darn it, it sure would be nice to have the option to just load and unload a machine instead! LOL. I hope you had luck finding the one you want. It can be so overwhelming!
    530 days ago
    IT'S SO GOOD TO HEAR FROM YOU!!! I was getting worried about ya! Thanks for visiting me at the blog this morning.
    I just love having ways that fit us to track our activity with ease. Having the numbers if front of us makes it more fun to be able to see just how well we are doing. I'm glad you have an app that works for you!
    Don't be a stranger!!!

    536 days ago
    Oh, your comment mentioned canning and I wondered if you had heard that Ball no longer recommends boiling their lids to sterilize? I was more shocked to realize that the old lids (before 2013) had BPA in the rubber. Anyway, here is the link that gives you all the information...

    I'm sure you've been very busy with the garden this year! I'm glad you are popping into SP though. Miss your blogs!
    696 days ago
    Just read your comment on my page. You are my kind of camper!!! Glad to hear you are enjoying your hummers too. I have one mean one that keeps us from having very many. He even runs off the females. I reason that if I keep him fed here that some other neighbor might be getting to enjoy the
    781 days ago
    It's so good to 'hear' from you!
    Sounds like you had a whirlwind May! Yes, I'd imagine some normal for June is in order for you.
    You camp in an RV? I just adore camping and do have several mid-week trips this summer planned for our daughter and myself. We plan to tent camp and rough it a little. lol. A little girl time before her senior year. We love to camp!
    Wishing you a calm, normal June!
    ~ Teresa
    781 days ago
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