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Hello Everyone! I've been a Spark member since late March 2006, and it has made a big difference in my life. I really needed to do this, but wanted to do it on my terms, and Spark lets me do just that!

Gradually I regained all the weight, and then some. In 2017 I tried eating the foods specifically beneficial to my personal health, and that made a big difference. I felt great, and lost a bit of weight, but didn't really track anything. And due to work-related stress I didn't stick with it.

Now I'm retired, and in 2018 there was a stressful family event that caused me to lose about 10 pounds rather quickly. That was the boost I needed to get moving again. I'm almost halfway to my longterm goal, and feeling great!

Member Since: 3/24/2006

Fitness Minutes: 40,512

My Goals:
My goals are to lose 110 pounds, feel better physically and mentally, and to maintain a healthier lifestyle. That was from 2006. My short term goal is to lose 20 more pounds by November 2019.

My Program:
I''m trying to do some kind of exercise every day, eat healthier foods, and give up the old habits that made me put on the pounds. I''m drinking a minimum of 8 glasses of water a day. However, I''m not going to substitute real food with plastic non-fat, fake-sugar sweetened food if I can at all help it.

Personal Information:
I''m from Trempealeau, Wisconsin, which is right on the Mississippi River in Western Wisconsin.

Other Information:
I love to knit, weave, spin, and basically do all kinds of needlework. I have three cats, Rusty, Rollie, and Lilly, who are the best companions! I also like to read, garden, explore the countryside, and collect whatever strikes my fancy. This is also from 2006 or maybe 2008. Lily and Rusty are both gone now, and Rollie is a senior at 14. Gracie is the newest addition to the family.

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    emoticon to the Fit and Organized Team. Glad to see you here, and I'll let you know that this is my favorite team, and you will love the leaders! Paula and Christine are the best!! They take personal interest in each individual member, they lead by their own examples, and they make me laugh! That's a pretty good mix! Hope to see you in the threads!!
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    Oh!!! You think we might be kindred spirits!! I'm almost certain of it!!! Just the fact that you said "kindred spirit"!! Anne of Green Gables... by the way, my name is Kathy with a K - I also take that from Anne! Just to find another person in this world who has heard - and read! - Bess Streeter Aldrich thrills me!! How about Joy Smith? (...a Tree Grows in Brooklyn, Joy in the Morning). // And how is this fitness / healthy living / weight loss journey going for you? Which of the three is your emphasis? I am sorry though, I do not knit or crochet! I have made curtains and used to sew dresses when my girls were younger. I can hang wall paper. I do garden and we raise our own meat. Well, enough for now, don't want to drive you away with my chatter. ( I feel excited!!) emoticon
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