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Musician, bookworm, dancer, photographer.
I originally lost 15 lbs. tracking my food on Spark and using Leslie Sansone Walk At Home DVDs, as well as walk/running outdoors.
I've started running more and walking for longer periods, as well as using some Coach Nicole videos for ST and cardio. But this summer, I have slipped...enjoying a little too much food...still pretty healthy but I need to cut quantities and do more veggies consistently.

Don't know when I will reach my ultimate goal. Right now, it is two steps forward, one step back...or vice versa. However, I am hopeful! I do feel consistently fit and at age 67, that's a good thing.

Fave quotes:
"Try Again. Fail again. Fail better." Samuel Beckett

“Don’t trade what you want most for what you want at this moment.”

"Mind like parachute - only function when open!" Charlie Chan

"The only worse thing than having made a mistake is failing to understand your mistake." Oswald Sobrino, Catholic blogger

"This self is not a cage to be escaped, in pursuit of elusive joy: it is in me." CAROLINAMUSED

“The mighty oak was once a little nut that stood its ground.” - Unknown

KARVY09 - "Food's always going to be there. What works for me is tackling it head on instead of avoiding it."

Madeleine L'Engle - "The great thing about getting older is that you don't lose all the other ages you've been."

Marcel Proust - “The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes.”

"Live by the 80/20 rule. Eating nutritious foods 80% of the time and "fun" foods 20% of the time is a healthy goal." - Sparkpeople article

Member Since: 5/12/2010

Fitness Minutes: 161,751

My Goals:
I've reached a major weight loss goal of 139, but I'm now working on maintaining that & losing 5-7 more pounds by the end of August 2012. I've gotten much more comfortable running, and I have more energy for my day! I'm also enjoying fitting into smaller clothes. Thanks, SparkPeople and SparkFriends! Hugs!

My Program:
I've gotten more structured as a result of sparking!
Goal - 3-5 miles a day, either outdoors or with Leslie Sansone DVDs.
I need to do more ST...but a daily structure just does not work for me.
I'm trying a simpler approach to ST, seeing if I can fit in sets of it while waiting for things to cook, etc.

I had worked up to 8 lb. weights for arms but am now back to 5 lbs. for all but the easiest moves.

Personal Information:
I'm from Pennsylvania & turned 67 this summer. I'd like to continue to look & feel younger than that! I'd like to be able to dance and sing forever, and haul my suitcase around Europe with no pain.

Other Information:
I love my Kindle & my local library! I also enjoy contradancing & ballroom dancing, when I can find a partner. I am enjoying learning to speak and read French and I love to take photos.

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  • v CANNIE50
    I absolutely understand the need to go "A.W.O.L." for a bit, to deal with feeling like you are over-focusing on weight and food - boy oh boy, do I understand that. I think this is the place where we can come and go and contribute and enjoy the time we are here, and not apologize for the time we take a little break. Always happy to see you and hear from you. emoticon
    1390 days ago
    Thank you for commenting on my blog :)
    1393 days ago
    Mad Magazine forever, but I have a feeling it had its place and time -- late childhood through early adolescence. This doesn't mean I'm not tempted to find a new copy to see if it makes my heart fuzzy warm.
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    emoticon J -- Just enjoy the journey!

    emoticon U-- Unlock your potential and and unleash your best self.

    emoticon L -- Live a healthy lifestyle because no one can replace you!

    emoticon Y -- You can accomplish anything!!!!

    Just a reminder to enjoy all that July and summer has to offer. Let the good times roll and have a great month!
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  • v CELLO23
    Hi Sara! Hope is all well with you and that you had a fantastic trip to these Europarts! Looking out for blogs!

    It has been wildly hectic here with a new office move, just settled in. It has a gym next door. One of those heroic pec-fueled shin-up-ropes Crossfit ones! Is inspiring in a subliminal sort of way to see lots of fit people around. Have space to store my bike now, and am getting cycling legs back on the paths near the river.

    Have migrated from SP after finding the new interface too confusing - couldn't even find my spark page! And I couldn't run for a while after a foot injury. But weight has crept on and now I'm back to cal and step counting with fitbit :) A sit-stand desk is making a difference too.

    Hope you are super well and still enjoying lots of music now buck stops elsewhere!

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    1422 days ago
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