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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 ...
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.
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Member Since: 7/28/2012

SparkPoints: 15,986

Fitness Minutes: 8,627

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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1/7/2014 6:36:39 AM

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TXGRANDMA
9/3/2013 12:46:59 PM

Oh, Wow! I couldn't live here without AC! I guess you had more of a breeze or wind in the open plains? I haven't been out that way too much. Just passed through once, years ago.



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TXGRANDMA
9/2/2013 12:08:03 PM

So glad that it is cooler where you are! It is raining in Dallas and north Fort Worth, but none here. Have a great day! emoticon



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CAROLSYLVIA
8/31/2013 2:15:10 PM

Thanks for reading my long rambling blog! You've been a great encouragement to me over the past year, and I want to thank you for that.

I love your posture project! emoticon I'm a slumper, too. My mother was forever telling me, "Stand up straight, Carol!" I really notice that if I slump when I walk, I get really tired. Once i catch myself and stretch up nice and tall, the walking seems so much easier. but it's tough to break a lifetime habit!

Blessings on you, my SparkFriend!



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LADYFROMTHEWOOD
8/28/2013 1:06:19 PM

Oh, your 50th party sounds AMAZING! What wonderful friends you have. That took some real planning.



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