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This is 2016 and time for some new Goals, As I age, this year I turn 76, so I'm still trying to keep my body healthy, moving and full of energy.

Basically, I want to do 3 days of Strength exercise and 2 days of Cardio. I have to walk at least 30 minutes a day on the treadmill. Walking my dog Silver, but I have to make some changes to this. Last month he hurt his Rear left leg and has torn his Cruclate Ligament. He has hurt it so that he is only walking on three legs. The Doctor said that since Silver is 13 years old, concidered too old for repairing it through the operation. Until then if he uses the other leg too much he might also tear the ligiment in his good leg. We don't want that to happen so we are having to stop our walks.. I am taking up the slack by going to the Gym, I ride my recumbent bicycle, for at least 15 minutes a day.

I really hate to be labeled and old person. I know I have some new wrinkles on my face, and now almost all grey hair, but I sure don't want to be slow in movement, like most old people. I know with time my body will slow down as I'm sure it will, but I'm not ready for that yet. I will keep it moving and trying to be strong, as long as I can. When I do start the do that I guess I will just have to put up with that label. From going to the Gym through my Health Insurance Co. Kaiser, using "Silver and Fit" They sent me a nice Base Ball Cap, and on Jan. 23 I received a very nice "Silver and Fit Pin" I have copies of them in my Photos Page.

Thanks to you all that send me encouragement. I wish you well and hope that you all reach your goals, that you have set for you in 2016.

Sparks always has some interesting suggestion and articles with different Helps and Aids. I love to follow their exercise plans that they offer.

If you are truly working the Sparks Program, I would love to have you as a friend and Love to hear how you are doing on reaching your goals. I hope you will send me a note.

Thanks. Virginia

Member Since: 1/24/2008

Fitness Minutes: 38,212

My Goals:
I'm at 139 pounds and am trying to Maintain around that weight.
My BMI is :
25.6 (1-15-12)
25.0-29.9 (is overweight)
Goal Weight:

128 to 130

Still maintaining the 139 since back in 2008 Wow it is 2016 now, Our Time Sure Goes Fast, its been 8 years now since I joined SparksPeople on Jan.20, 2008.

1/24//08 Beginning wt. 139
2/24/08 One Month wt. 135
3/24/08 Two Month wt. 134
4/25/08 3rd Month wt. 132
5/25/08 4th Month wt. 131
6/25/08 5th Month wt. 128
7/25/08 6th Month wt. 129
8/25/08 7th Month wt. 128
9/25/08 8th

My Program:
I am Working on doing my strength training exercises three times a week, walking, Stationary Bike riding, Nordic Rider and Weight machine.
I go to the Gym in the Mornings on Mom.Wed. and Fri.
I Try to do the eating plan that I have in my program counting calories, with a balance of 5 Fruit, Veg. and Protein. Drink my Water 8 or 9 - 8 oz. a day.

Personal Information:
Born Jan. 8th

I am a Texas girl, from deep in the heart of Texas, living in Calif.

We came to California in 1965, We now live just outside of Sacramento, Ca.
I've been married 58 years, had 5 daughters, youngest is 36 year old, with Down's syndrome she still lives at home. My oldest daughter, lives close-by, and my only grand daughter lived in Canada, and has moved here in April 2012.

In March 1977 we had a house fire and at that time 3 or my 4 daughters died, Bonnie, Tammy and Marilu. We are all Christians and we have faith, and plan to see our daughters again in Heaven, as well as all of our ancestors and those that have also trusted Christ as their savior. (John 3:16) In Dec 1978 my youngest daughter was born.

I have one Miniature Poodle named Silver, that has a long tail and two cats, Cleo and Farrah.

Other Information:
"It's Easy To Take The Most Important Things In Your Life For Granted.
It Can Be Gone, In A Wink Of An Eye, & Before You Realize How Important It really Was."

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  • v ARMOMMI2
    Just dropped by to say Hi and I'm thinking of you. emoticon
    217 days ago
    Hi - well it's been 3 years since I've logged into Spark (hard to believe that).

    Been pretty sick; hubby very sick - coping with just trying to stay healthy.

    Family members have passed on - 5 deaths in less than a year has taken the toll on all of us - emotionally, mentally, physically, and of course medically.

    I look back on this page when I first started - I'd like to find the same energy and interest I had 'back then'.

    Got a new doctor - hoping for some improvement; anxious for 2016 to be a 'new year' and a better year for those I love (which includes me).

    Just thought I'd say hello - think of you quite often, and glad to see you're still here and I can get in touch with you.
    246 days ago
    Hi Virginia, I spent the day power washing the back deck. We are trying to remove the old paint so we can paint it again or stain it. It is a lot of work but we took turns, about 30min. at a time. Hope I burned some calories. How are you doing? I hope all is okay. Bye for now, Sandy emoticon
    248 days ago
    Hi Virginia,

    I am still learning. The past 2 days have been fun exploring Spark people. Thank you for the welcome note and hope to chat-up and get inspired by you ladies. All of you look so fit and amazing.

    Much love
    Sairah Khan
    274 days ago
    HI Vdale,

    I'm sorry I didn't get your name. I am Sairah, from India,Lucknow. I am just a day old on Spark. And stumbled upon your page while exploring. Can I add you as a friend. I am 80 yrs old and weigh a whopping 218 lbs. Need to lose 90 lbs to remain fit.

    Sairah Khan
    275 days ago
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