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92-year-old marathoner breaks world record

Wednesday, April 06, 2011

It's hard to use age as an excuse to being unfit after reading about this amazing 92-year old marathoner who just broke a world record!

www.msnbc.msn.com/id/42427918/ns/us_
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TEDDYTEDDY 5/1/2011 2:27PM

    With all my arthritis I will be glad to walk at all when I am 92. I do know that walking is a great activity and I need to become more active. Swimming is low impact and right now that works for me, but hats off to this remarkable old gal.... emoticon

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JUST_TRI_IT 4/14/2011 6:59AM

    Waaaaaaay amazing and inspirational :-)

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SUNNYARIZONA 4/9/2011 10:58PM

    WHERE have you been!!!! So glad to see you are still around!!!

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PENNYAN45 4/7/2011 9:05PM

    Thanks for sharing this inspirational story!! WOW!!

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SHAPNUP 4/7/2011 8:20PM

    Very inspiring. Kinda leaves my whiny butt in the dust.

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QUIKSYLVER 4/7/2011 10:50AM

    Wow! Makes me want to go jogging right now. (But I think my boss would have a problem with that emoticon)

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RYANDEJONGHE 4/7/2011 10:30AM

    That is an amazing story. Thanks so much for sharing and making this day even brighter.

Ryan

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WALKINGWOMAN07 4/7/2011 1:48AM

    Thanks for posting this - there's still hope!

Irene in BC



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JHADZHIA 4/7/2011 1:19AM

    Shows anyone can choose to be fit and healthy at any age, its not too late!
Thanks for showing us this!!

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DUTCHIEKIWI 4/6/2011 11:30PM

    What an achievement!! NO MORE EXCUSES!! :0)

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CARTOONB 4/6/2011 11:16PM

    I heard about her! And she didn't start running marathons until her 80's??? Dang! Admirable!

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REDSHOES2011 4/6/2011 11:05PM

    lol you wanna see the senior citzen running group at my gym lol.. They can out class younger people whom should be fitter than they are lol.. emoticon

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SENATOR9 4/6/2011 10:48PM

    There's still hope for all of us emoticon

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LIBBYFITZ 4/6/2011 9:43PM

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BEST_LIFE_NOW 4/6/2011 5:27PM

  emoticon Now that is one inspirational lady!!!!

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LESLIES537 4/6/2011 5:13PM

    Wow! What an amazing lady! Thanks for sharing that link. You're right, hard to make any excuses after reading that! emoticon

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DRB13_1 4/6/2011 4:53PM

    what I love is she STARTED at 86! emoticon
Now THAT'S LIVING!

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LITTLEFARMMOMMA 4/6/2011 4:37PM

    WOW! That is AMAZING! emoticon emoticon

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Let's dance!

Monday, March 07, 2011

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www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player
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PENNYAN45 4/5/2011 8:00PM

    This video must have been great fun to make. It was certainly heartwarming to see.

Thanks for this gift.

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SHAPNUP 3/13/2011 9:06AM

    Hey Rej, I finally got my flash player working and was able to view this. For some reason, it made me cry. I think maybe it's because Matt is spreading a little joy throughout the world. Thanks.

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HONEYBEEGRL77 3/10/2011 7:33PM

    That's just fun!! There's no other word for it! What a cool project. Thanks for sharing!

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NEW-CAZ 3/8/2011 2:54AM

    incredible, thank you Rej emoticon

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JHADZHIA 3/8/2011 1:09AM

    This trip around the world was wonderful! Thanks for showing it to us!!

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SENATOR9 3/8/2011 12:39AM

    Merci

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WALKINGWOMAN07 3/7/2011 10:47PM

    Dance like no one iss watching. Or the whole world. :)

I love this - I've seen another version of it before, but not in ages. It is joyful. Makes you want to get up and dance. Thanks for sharing.

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CARTOONB 3/7/2011 9:02PM

    That was awesome! Huge smile on my face...thank you for sharing. emoticon

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MOMOF2TONI 3/7/2011 8:55PM

    I loved it. Thanks for sharing!
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GIGALENA 3/7/2011 7:19PM

    Thank you for post this. It was wonderful see!

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DEBRITA01 3/7/2011 5:05PM

    Music and dancing is a common language we all understand...it unites the spirit and make our hearts joyful.

Thanks for the making my heart smile today! emoticon

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LITTLEFARMMOMMA 3/7/2011 4:42PM

    This video really made me SMILE! emoticon emoticon

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LESLIES537 3/7/2011 4:33PM

    Love it!! emoticon

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BUGGYS 3/7/2011 4:31PM

    I saw this a long time ago and have it on my playlist...I love it! They dancing with the whales in Vava'u, Tonga is where my daughter met her husband...she was in the Peace Corps, there and he was born there! Thanks for sharing and reminding me how great this video is...maybe it should be shared with everyone at the United Nations! emoticon

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Hit my original goal!

Friday, March 04, 2011

emoticon This morning, I weighed in at 150 lbs. That was my goal when I joined SP a little over a year ago. What makes it particularly encouraging is the fact that I hit the *magic number* at the end of winter. In the past, winter has been my Achilles' heel, a time when I've regained lost weight.

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The support I receive on SP is a MAJOR factor in my success! emoticon

I've now reset my ticker to my ultimate goal of 128 lbs, an undreamed of number a couple years ago! I also want to focus on building more strength and better balance for when I go hiking.

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HONEYBEEGRL77 3/10/2011 7:34PM

    emoticon You must feel so proud!! emoticon

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MTPOETNH 3/9/2011 9:51PM

    How wonderful for you and very inspiring. Your hard work has paid off. Best wishes on attaining your new goals and happy hiking! I enjoyed your blog. emoticon

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BUGGYS 3/6/2011 5:11PM

    What a tremendous achievement for you...congrats!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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DEBRITA01 3/6/2011 4:55PM

    emoticonI'm sure you're doing the happy dance...woo hoo! You've had a great year with SP and made it through winter without regaining..now that's something to really celebrate! emoticon

All the best in reaching your next goal...I know you will do it! emoticon

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BEST_LIFE_NOW 3/6/2011 2:21PM

  emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon Well done!!!!

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SHAPNUP 3/6/2011 11:14AM

    Congratulations my friend!

I do so love to hear when people reach their goals and about their other fabulous successes. That's what makes it possible for me to believe I can do it, too.

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IAMANDARAMA 3/6/2011 3:34AM

    Fantastic! That's brilliant news and if you can do it, we can ... thank you for being inspirational

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LIBBYFITZ 3/6/2011 1:12AM

    That is wonderful! Well done!

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PENNYAN45 3/5/2011 8:50AM

    Congratulations! What a great achievement!



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CARTOONB 3/4/2011 8:59PM

    Congratulations! Woo hoo!!!!!

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WALKINGWOMAN07 3/4/2011 1:39PM

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Enjoy that happy dance! emoticon

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MOMOF2TONI 3/4/2011 12:18PM

    Fantastic!! That's awesome!!
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LCHADBOURNE 3/4/2011 11:09AM

    Awesome!!!! What a great feeling that is! Relish it and use it to fuel your fire! You will be there in no time. emoticon

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LESLIES537 3/4/2011 11:06AM

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I'm doing the happy dance right along with you!! I'm so proud of you! CONGRATS!!

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NEW-CAZ 3/4/2011 10:36AM

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LITTLEFARMMOMMA 3/4/2011 10:06AM

    emoticon emoticon emoticonThat is TERRIFIC!!!!

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GIGALENA 3/4/2011 8:58AM

    Woohoo! Congrats, you rock!!!!!

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SENATOR9 3/4/2011 8:01AM

    Bravo emoticon emoticon emoticon128 emoticon

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ONEKIDSMOM 3/4/2011 7:00AM

    emoticon 150 was my original goal, too. I figured it was something "do-able" for me. I reached it a year ago January. Readjusted to 145, figuring that was a number I could maintain for a year. But then kept doing my thing to see what the body would do, and you can see where it's settled.

And absolutely emoticon! Sparkpeople is a place where even AT a more normal weight I can come to keep my motivation high. Because after all... maintenance is where it's at, and it's harder to keep motivation once I have perceived myself as having met the goal.

Onward for you! Great new goals... I can see great hikes in your future, as you drive that slender frame forward!

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Great "At War" Blog!

Saturday, February 12, 2011

I was discouraged this morning, after the fiasco that yesterday turned to be. Not enough steps, and way too much stressful eating. Then I read this blog, and it was just what I needed! Thought you'd enjoy it too. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_j
ournal_individual.asp?blog_id=4006216

Here are a few more photos from my trip to Turks and Caicos.


Sunset on the beach


The future bride and groom at the practice supper the night before the wedding


  
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LISAOKC 2/27/2011 11:09AM

    Beautiful Pics!! Thanks for the link to that blog. I just love it!
Have the greatest day!!
Smiles!!
Lisa

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APRILLSCOTT 2/14/2011 9:27PM

    So beautiful, thanks for sharing the link and the beautiful pictures!

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LESLIES537 2/14/2011 5:37PM

    Thanks for the link and for sharing your gorgeous pictures with us!!

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KASEYCOFF 2/13/2011 6:31AM

    Wottaplace! Makes me want to take a trip, lol...
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SHAPNUP 2/12/2011 3:05PM

    More pics! Love it!

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CARTOONB 2/12/2011 1:50PM

    Yep! Read that blog and agreed!

Love the pics!

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MOMOF2TONI 2/12/2011 1:33PM

    Beautiful photos! Thanks for sharing.

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FITFABJENN 2/12/2011 10:37AM

    Thanks for the link. I loved that post!

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LITTLEFARMMOMMA 2/12/2011 10:12AM

    Oh, I LOVE that sunset!!! emoticon

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SENATOR9 2/12/2011 9:26AM

    Nice photo and thanks for the link emoticon

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PENNYAN45 2/12/2011 8:47AM

    Beautiful photos.

I read that blog based on your recommendation. It was very inspiring.

The best thing about Spark is that whenever we have off track days - we know we'll get right back on track again the next day.

That's the difference that Spark makes.

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JHADZHIA 2/12/2011 8:33AM

    Gorgeous photos!
Thanks for the link!
Have a fantastic, healthy weekend!

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ONEKIDSMOM 2/12/2011 8:19AM

    Thanks for the link... this means WAR, you nasty fat cells! And great photos, too... doling them out a bit at a time... making me feel hope for warmer days to come. emoticon

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NEW-CAZ 2/12/2011 8:08AM

    Thanks for the link Rej it was a great read.
Lovely pics emoticon

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Wedding photos

Saturday, February 05, 2011

I finally got to see some of the wedding photos today. emoticon I've been looking forward to showing them to my Sparkfriends.

Here is my son patiently waiting for his bride.


Exchanging vows.


Cookie Monster tried to steal the bride.


First dance as man and wife


The groom dances with his mom. He said, "You look beautiful, mom. emoticon


With my son's gorgeous half-sister.


From Quebec, there was my sister, sil, brother and myself


Enjoying a walk on the beach just before sunset.


I cherish priceless memories in my heart, for which I will ever be grateful!

  
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HARMONY_MUM 3/2/2011 4:48AM

    What beautiful photos! It looked like it was a magical day! Thanks for sharing!

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JUST_TRI_IT 2/27/2011 10:07PM

    Such a nice setting .. and you DO look beautiful MOM :)

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DRB13_1 2/15/2011 3:15AM

    Thanks for sharing your photos. You DID find a beautiful dress for the wedding, I knew it! Can you imagine a more beautiful and peaceful place to have a wedding, with the ocean waves sounding in your ears? Very, very special. So glad you enjoyed the get away. emoticon

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APRILLSCOTT 2/14/2011 9:26PM

    Loved the pictures. Especially the one of the young lady walking on the beach!

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WALKINGWOMAN07 2/7/2011 11:45PM

    Great photos - thanks for sharing them.

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BUGGYS 2/7/2011 12:02PM

    Wonderful pictures and you look great...what special memories you have!!!

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RACHELSBAMA 2/7/2011 9:34AM

    Wow, what a great story in pictures. thank you for sharing.
thank you for your support of me on my blog. I appreciate everyone who visits my page.
I am glad I came to your page today and got to see those fabulous photos. You look fantastic.
Love Carol

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PELESJEWEL 2/6/2011 9:09PM

    These are beautiful photos! I especially like the one of you & your son dancing. I love what he said to you! You do look beautiful. My only question is, why is cookie monster at the wedding? That is just hilarious! emoticon

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LESLIES537 2/6/2011 12:27PM

    Those pictures gave me chills! What a gorgeous couple and beautiful wedding! You looked GREAT! I bet you are super proud...and you have every reason to be! I'm very happy for you and for this lovely couple. May they be blessed with many years of happiness! emoticon emoticon

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LIBBYFITZ 2/6/2011 12:22PM

    Thanks for sharing! You look beautiful! A lovely couple! emoticon

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CELEST 2/6/2011 10:19AM

    A cookie monster at a wedding....first for me.....so cute. But the best man won, so off you go cookie monster. Sounds like you had a really fabulous time.

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SENATOR9 2/6/2011 9:08AM

    Tres belle noce Rejeanne No rain great pictures thank you emoticon

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NEW-CAZ 2/6/2011 4:57AM

    So romantic Rej, wonderful pics
love cookie monster LOL

and he's right........you are beautiful emoticon

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KASEYCOFF 2/6/2011 4:03AM

    Wonderful pictures, Rej - and the outfit you ended up with must've been fate, because it worked for you perfectly! Love the bride's dress, really beautiful. What a great tropical paradise for a wedding!!!
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JHADZHIA 2/6/2011 12:27AM

    Awesome photos!! You look fabulous!! Thanks so much for sharing them with us!

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CARTOONB 2/6/2011 12:20AM

    He is so handsome! And she is gorgeous! And you look darn good yourself!!

Cookie Monster? LOL! I love it! It looks like a beautiful wedding and a wonderful trip. I'm so happy you got to go!

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ANDI571 2/5/2011 11:27PM

    Gorgeous pictures. Very handsome groom, beautiful bride, and one hot mama. You looked so pretty. Thanks for sharing.

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LJCANNON 2/5/2011 8:20PM

    emoticonThese were worth the wait!! Your Family is beautiful, but it is clear where the Good Looks came from.

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LITTLEFARMMOMMA 2/5/2011 6:50PM

    What a wonderful blog! I loved it! And he's right! You do look beautiful! emoticon

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SHAPNUP 2/5/2011 6:44PM

    Beautiful pics, Rej, for beautiful memories. Thanks for sharing.

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DEBRITA01 2/5/2011 6:43PM

    You did look beautiful and so proud...thanks so much for sharing this special day with all of us! I loved the photos...

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ONEKIDSMOM 2/5/2011 6:37PM

    You look gorgeous! Not to take anything away from the happy couple, mind you!

What a wonderful memory to cherish for years. Thanks for sharing the photos!

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LOVE_2_LAUGH 2/5/2011 6:29PM

    Beautiful photos! And your son was right -- you looked beautiful!

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