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Hey there... from Texas,

I have been with SP for a few years but really got a jump-start from swimsuit bootcamp. I hit the half-century mark age-wise this past April (08), and I want to keep my body from deteriorating. I also want my family to become more atuned to health and fitness...even if it is by osmosis.

SP has the best videos and exercises to fit in anytime. You don't have to waste time with traveling to a gym, and you can split your workouts in any way that works. What a deal!

Now that our family has been working out on the Wii Fit, our home has become an even better gym. I can't wait until they come out with something else similar to Wii Fit.

I have been discovering so much more on Spark. I have the Spark page as part of my home page which helps me build my days closer to a healthy lifetyle.

For now, adios...and best of luck with finding the treaures hidden in Spark People.


Member Since: 4/18/2006

Fitness Minutes: 5,471

My Goals:
My goals are to use portion control, develop food constraint at buffet-style or potluck meaks, to maintain daily exercise even if it is not substantial, and to eat a healthy diet in spite what my family eats.

My Program:
Breakfast and lunch on my own are small portions of healthy food, when I work out I use weights and use SP videos. I am working on drinking enough water, and I constantly look for red meat substitutions.

Personal Information:
I am originally from El Paso (desert Southwest) but right now my husband, kids, and I are stuck living in a suburb of Houston. My brothers, sisters, and mom are spead from Illinois, El Paso, and California.

Other Information:
At a high school assembly, I remember seeing a 60-year-old woman walking on her hands, and I told myself I wanted to be in that shape when I was that age.

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  • v 1AVERY
    I am sorry it has been a few weeks but LIFE sometimes throws us curves we can't help. I hope everyone is well. I have had my own ups and downs the last few weeks and I have probably gained some weight back. So I can relate to anyone having a challenge right now. Here's hoping May brings us SUNSHINE and better motivation if you are lacking right now.
    Teri1 Healthy Natural Supplements and Food Team

    The Five Balls

    Imagine Life is a game in which you are juggling 5 balls.
    The balls are called WORK! FAMILY! HEALTH! FRIENDS! and INTEGRITY!
    And you are keeping all of them in the air!
    But one day you finally come to understand that work is a rubber ball
    If you drop it, it will bounce back.
    The other four balls----FAMILY, HEALTH, FRIENDS and INTEGRITY---are made of glass
    If you drop one of these, it will be irrevocably scuffed, nicked perhaps even shattered.
    So once you understand the lesson in the five balls,
    You will have the beginning of balance in your life.
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    4080 days ago
  • v HONEYBEE56
    Hello again !

    We have several new May team mini challenges going on, if you haven’t already joined in the fun, please come by the team and check them out! Something for everyone, and hopefully we will all lose a few pounds in the mix! Woohoo!

    Since people are working more outside this time of year, I thought I’d share a safe harmless pesticide recipe with you that will work on a multitude of pests, including slugs and Japanese beetles.


    1 garlic bulb (the whole head)
    1 small onion
    1 teaspoon powdered cayenne pepper
    1 quart water
    1 tablespoon liquid dish soap

    Chop the garlic and onion in the blender and add the cayenne and water. Steep for one hour. Strain trough cheesecloth. Add liquid dish soap (so the spray sticks to the plant leaves). Mix well. Spray on both sides of the leaves. Store remaining spray in a labeled jar in the fridge. Note: Certain plants are very sensitive to soaps and can develop leaf burn. Always test on a leaf or two the day before spraying the whole plant.

    I hope this will be of some benefit to you; if not, perhaps you can share the recipe with someone who can use it.

    Hugs and good health to you~Dusty
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    4081 days ago
    Uh Oh, I see I missed your birthday!!! Happy Belated Birthday to you!! How are you doing?
    4093 days ago
    Hope you have a Happy Birthday tomorrow!

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    From the Wii Fitter's Unite team
    4097 days ago
  • v HONEYBEE56
    emoticon Hi, it’s me again!

    I was wondering what tiny speck of wisdom I could introduce this time and I think I found something that may interest you…

    When it comes to eating, most of us are creatures of habit. Even when numerous studies point to foods that are full of valuable health-enhancing nutrients, we tend to resist adding them to our daily diet. More often than not, our excuse is that we simply don’t know how to prepare them or incorporate them into meals. Quinoa is a food you should add to your diet if you haven’t thus far.

    Prized by the Incas and native to South America, quinoa has become increasingly popular for its impressive nutritional profile. It’s higher in protein compared to other grains, also its a complete protein, meaning it contains all nine essential amino acids; also it’s also gluten-free!

    How to use it: Substitute quinoa to boost the protein profile in dishes like tabbouleh and couscous. Use it as a side dish, instead of rice or potatoes; And even though quinoa is technically a seed, it makes a great morning cereal. Quinoa lends itself to Middle Eastern and Greek cuisine, which feature grainy desserts. Just add a bit of honey and sweet spices.

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    Hugs and blessings as ever~Dusty
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    4104 days ago
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