Me with the bike I rented on Coronado Island!

My daughter Betsy and Hazel the kitten

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Hello, All! I joined SparkPeople when I had over 90 lbs to lose, and now I am approaching half of the way to my goal. Unfortunately I went backwards recently during the process of separating from my husband, so I have gained a few pounds. But, after two months of separation, I am ready to make my health my biggest priority again--especially because I developed high blood pressure recently during this emotional time. I'm editing my SparkPage today (3-18-2010) to reflect my new life as a strong, single woman.

Member Since: 9/21/2006

My Goals:
Arthritis has been a significant factor in my health all of my adult life. I want to become lean to minimize the pain and mobility problems, so I can lead an active and fulfilling life. I've also developed high blood pressure recently and hope to address this with diet and exercise, too.

My Program:
I have been eating more naturally and locally. I concentrate on nutrition rather than on being "on a diet." I eat a broad array of interesting fruits and vegetables, whole grains, and lean proteins. I also do moderate exercise such as walking and riding my bike.

Personal Information:
I grew up in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and have lived on the West Coast most of my adult life. I was married for 19 years and recently separated, moving from the Seattle area to Eugene, Oregon. I have a daughter who is just about 18 and ready to go to college. I'm self-employed as a mosaic artist, eBay seller, and antique dealer.

Other Information:
I have many interests and passions. I have 20 years of sobriety. I believe in a Higher Power who helps me with all things. I love to travel, garden, do artwork, read, write, cook, and spend time with close friends.

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    Nice to meet you!
    I think I'm going to like the Hen House. Everyone is very kind and open there.
    Just dropping in to say hi!
    Have a great weekend.
    3237 days ago
    Sorry to hear you were not feeling good. I hope your doing better. I just stopped by to invite you to our walk this Saturday 6/13. We are walking in Mukilteo starting at the Mc Donalds on Mukilteo Speedway. We will start at 9:00am and should be walking for a couple hours. I will be bringing my daughter and my little dog. I would love to hear more about your art studio and what else you've been up to. I hope you can join us. Call me anytime (817) 487-2562 is my cell and my home is (425) 967-3627

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    3242 days ago
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    Hope your cold is better today Sue! emoticon
    3243 days ago
  • v NARNIA9334
    Your profile image is very cute! emoticon
    3253 days ago
    Was great meeting you yesterday on that lovely day on the lovely campus! See you again soon!
    3261 days ago
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