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I was using Spark several years ago with very good results. Life happens and I went back to old habits of eating too much and a sedentary life and gained it all back. One year ago I had a major health scare with multiple small pulmonary emboli and decided I had to make major changes in what I was doing. I joined Weight Watchers and have slowly lost most of what I had gained. I had been a Curves member until the local one closed. I bought a Fitbit Charge HR on sale after Thanksgiving and it has motivated me to increase my daily steps from 2000 to 3000 a day to now over 10,000 consistently. I feel so much better physically and about how I view myself. I have about 15 more pounds to go to get back to my goal but I feel I can do it now.
I track my points on the WW site but I was curious how I was doing with calories and nutrients which I can't do on their site. I do find it easier to interact here with other members than on the WW site so doing both is good for me and keeps me motivated.
My insurance plan finally offered a senior program that I can use at a gym near me and I go there twice a week for strength training and social activities.

Member Since: 12/29/2006

Fitness Minutes: 101,952

My Goals:
I want to be able to live in my own home as long as I live! Keeping active and strong will help me achieve that.

My Program:
I have been keeping track of my food intake for a year and exercising for an hour a day minimum using my treadmill, Curves and walking or working in my garden during warmer months.

I follow Weight Watchers and also track on Spark. My exercise consists of Wii activities and a gym in the winter and once summer is here I will be very busy in my garden.

Personal Information:
I live in northern Minnesota where winters are long and cold and summers are beautiful.

Other Information:
I love mystery novels, the movie Pride and Prejudice (with Kiera Knightly), sewing, quilting and pets.

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    "Transformation is not five minutes from now; it's a present activity. In this moment you can make a different choice, and it's these small choices and successes that build up over time to help cultivate a healthy self-image and self esteem."
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    emoticon emoticon to you also on losing the inches! emoticon emoticon
    1089 days ago
    Hi there

    The end of December has come and also the end of 2013. I was thinking how great it is to have beginnings and endings. The idea of starting something new with all its hopes and incentives and goals.
    The satisfaction of an ending, to let go and re evaluate the goals, look back on the good and the bad and the ups and downs.

    May 2014 be your best year yet.
    Thanks for sharing this month with us all at the Country Living Team, you are a valued member.

    1607 days ago
    HAPPY ANNIVERSARY 12/29/2006 SEVEN YEARS emoticon CONGRATULATIONS emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

    1609 days ago
    Just stopping by to wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year, as one of Country Living's Team Leaders I love to leave a little cheer or comment on your blog as a thanks for sharing. Hope 2014 is a great year for you.

    Kind regards
    1626 days ago
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