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At 81 I need to eat what is good for me, exercise as much as possible, learn from and enjoy good people at Spark.

Member Since: 5/26/2008

My Goals:
To keep my diet healthy enough to keep me as able as possible - to keep dishes simple and easy enough for me to do for myself.

My Program:
Tracking my meals seems to be the magic item for me. I can't believe how much I didn't know. Also, drinking more water than Tonic, and perhaps as important as tracking, having no chocolate, cookies and other sweets in the house.

Personal Information:
I have been an office clerk, a switchboard operator, a long-distance operator, a grad student, a nun, a teacher, secondary school, college. Then having left the community, I was a teacher, a receptionist again, an understudy for the secutities dept. manager of a large insurance company, the author of a pet column for a little newsletter, had a private shelter for over 15 years, mostly for cats, was a (horse) ring and farm call photographer and a personal aid assistent. Now, retired, I am teaching again but on a one to one basis. I get great delight in helping adults to read and write.

Lived in Massachusetts, Connecticut, Michigan, New York and Florida. And, yes, I've been around the internet and nowhere have I found a website that is so full of important information and warm and welcoming people. I must say "Thanks for being there".

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I have found that living in the moment has changed my life. Yesterday is gone, tomorrow hasn't come yet. All we can really count on is this one precious moment. I am learning to concentrate on the moment I have - so my suggestion for you who take the time to read this is Stay in the Now.

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    Looking for a Fun Challenge this Summer? Want to get connected with a Team to support you through your Journey to a Healthier Lifestyle. If yes, then consider joining the BL Challenge that starts early June. Each week 11 teams of 24 Active, do fun nutritional and fitness challenges. The challenges promote a healthy lifestyle and If for some reason you cannot do a challenge then they are modified to meet your needs. Often we do the challenge in a game form, we have BINGO and TIC TAC TOE or seasonally themed. For Spring we had Gardening Time, Help Fill Peter Rabbit’s Basket and Bingo. If you decide this might be for you you can leave your name on the waitlist for the Summer challenge. To get to the Challenge go to my page and click on the Blue Biggest Loser Icon, copy and paste the link below, or let me know and I can send you an invite. Join the Team then sign up on the waitlist. It’s the thread right below the Frosted Fitness Fun Chit Chat.

    1154 days ago
    I am so proud of you .... of course I knew you had it in you !!! Much love.
    1229 days ago
    I have to brag a little - saw my weight go BELOW 200 lbs for the first time in two or three years! The A-fib has decreased and I'm working on using the walker. Tomorrow I will use it to go down the hall to the elevator. . .it has a seat so if I have to rest 1/2 way, it'll be ok. My goal is to be able to go down to the first floor and get my own mail! It's coming - wish me luck!
    1230 days ago
    Hi Myrl, Merry Christmas. Hope you have a wonderful day with friends. I have been thinking of you. I have been busy all week with my sis. Today will be at brother's.
    1276 days ago
    Thanks for stopping by yesterday your kindness and support means a lot. I will stop by.
    1335 days ago
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