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This is a picture of my son, Doug Cassidy.

This was taken in 2009. The other lady in the picture is Sky Morgan, who was my trainer at the time.


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I'm in my 60's and I'm not retired. I am loving life, continue to work through physical challenges, & like going to Curves again. I am a mother, a cousin, an auntee, a friend, a co-worker and I volunteer. I had a total hip replacement on 6/23/2015. I am pain-free in my right hip. I can expect to get the other done within 5 years. I joined SP in 2009 and came back recently after a 3 year absence. I'm trying to make a better connection this time with others, workout consistently, and track every day. Sandy

Member Since: 10/11/2009

Fitness Minutes: 18,695

My Goals:

To continue to listen to my body...progress at it's pace

To win the Curves Strong Women Challenge

Climb Tiger Mtn...last time was 8/1991

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August 20, 2016

I'm still loving life & since 2013, to be honest, I have struggled with a smile on my face. Thank God for good friends and family who have stood by my side as I had came to grips with accepting the fact I'm not as young as I used to be but I'm no where near being considered old. I'm aging gracefully; giving a face to what a 67 year old woman looks like. In the 3 years, I have hardly made it regularly to Curves but something bigger than me has nudged me back into the fitness world. Starting Monday, August 22nd, I am committed to 150 minutes a week exercise. This will include 90 minutes at Curves. I am committed to building in enough down time to allow my body to recover from any discomfort or pain. I will have some, varying degrees.

April 7, 2013

I no longer drink soda pop, junk food, or jelly beans from Costco...I have lost many #'s & 11 inches. I no longer have those "cravings" I thought were normal; instead I long for "greens" and health! I am still @ Cu

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I love life!! I teach as a Educational Assistant II here in the area, love to read, workout, play on the computer, sing, and highly interested in keeping myself healthy! I am single with a grown son, his domestic partner, and lots of animals to love!

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"Faith is taking the first step even when you don't see the whole staircase." -Martin Luther King Jr.

My life is in a constant state of change. Awareness allows me to keep pace with that change. Only by knowing the person I am, can I create the person I want to become.

*the picture lifting weights goes with the caption below...

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Completion of the 2009-2010 Fitness Challenge
Tacoma, Washington

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  • v DESIREE671
    Thank you so much for visiting my retirement blog. It's great to be healthy and enjoying your job. It's great too, to be able to decide your retirement age yourself.I think I would choose to retire at 70 anyway so it should work out fine.
    I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving!
    14 days ago
    Thanks for letting me know the link didn't work for you. Here's the recipe:

    1 pound fresh Brussels sprouts, rinsed and trimmed
    3 ounces coarsely chopped pecans
    3 tablespoons unsalted butter
    1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
    1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
    4 ounces coarsely chopped dried cranberries

    Slice the Brussels sprouts using a mandoline.
    Set a 10-inch straight-sided saute pan over medium-high heat and add the pecans. Cook, stirring continually, until the pecans darken in color and begin to give off a toasted aroma, approximately 2 minutes. Add the butter to the pan and stir to combine. Once the butter has melted, add the Brussels sprouts, salt and pepper and cook, stirring continually, until the color brightens and the sprouts are just tender, approximately 6 minutes. Remove the pan from the heat, add the cranberries, toss and serve.
    Recipe courtesy of Alton Brown, 2008]

    Hope you enjoy!
    19 days ago
  • v KELPIE57
    Thank you for reading my blog, and for your comments and prayers.
    19 days ago
  • v DESIREE671
    Thank you so much for the congratulations.
    Have a great Tuesday!
    58 days ago
  • v FRAN0426
    Thank you for stopping by and reading my blog about my Mo. vacation nd other stuff. It is much appreciated.
    66 days ago
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