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I have an herb garden and several flower beds. I am a bird watcher. I keep feeders and water in the backyard for them. I love cats. I have two indoor only cats. I am a musician. I used to play the oboe. I am trading it in for a clarinet. I am sick of reed making, and I'm not going to spend my time on it anymore! I enjoy a variety of exercise, but swimming is my favorite.

I love everything about food. I love growing it, canning and freezing it, and eating it! I love to feel full, and I have quite an appetite. I am at a turning point in my Spark journey. I would like to lose about 20 more pounds, but I am ambivalent about making still more lifestyle changes that would take the weight off and keep it off. My doctors are thrilled with my weight as is. This weight is easy to maintain. What to do?

The problem is, this weight makes me feel mediocre. I look good, but not great. My fitness level is good, but not great. I want to be great, but I'm unwilling to make the long term changes that it will take to achieve that goal. The drama continues. What will I decide? At this point not even I know the answer to that question.

Member Since: 7/28/2012

Fitness Minutes: 10,157

My Goals:
Weigh 135 pounds by August 1, 2013.
Swim 1 mile, 3 times a week.
Strength train twice a week.
Bike 30 minutes once a week.
Walk 50 minutes twice a week.

My Program:
I am tracking my food, eating 1200-1500 calories a day.
I am swimming 3 times a week, a half mile a day.
I am using my physical therapy exercises for strength training twice a week.
I walk twice a week for 50 minutes.

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I am a Star Trek fan. I love all of it, but my favorite is still the original series.

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    I just sent you a friend request on FB! I have a butterfly/hyacinth as my profile pic, so you will know it's me.
    1151 days ago
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    Sending you a bit of sunshine today!
    1152 days ago
  • v GLORYB83
    The main thing is to keep on trying, even if we have to begin over and over ~ we never quit, we keep on going! All the best today and all week!
    1152 days ago
    So good to hear from you -- yes, I have been missing in action from here for awhile -- although I really should (need to) get back and get started again (because what I'm doing now is not helping). Hope that life is treating you well. Life is good here, but work has gone from bad to worse -- which has lead to some really unhealthy habits for me trying to deal (or not deal) with the stress. Thanks for the note. I think I will work on reworking my page this weekend and think about how using the online blog here can help me. My two cats Marley and Sasha say hello -- they are helping me type tonight. Such funny cats. If only I could take them to work with me, that might help make my work situation more bearable.
    1157 days ago
    Your comment that we would be dangerous together made me laugh mischievously.

    As for my sleep, I think you are right about the hormones. It's just that time in my life. Unfortunately, I have always been one that has to have at least 8 hours to function properly. A nap in the daytime has become my norm. I don't like napping, but I at least I'm blessed to be able to do so at my discretion.

    You getting any warmer weather yet? We are supposed to get above freezing this weekend then have a proper, warm front move in on Tuesday. Surely Redbud Winter will arrive soon then I can start the countdown to a proper Spring. I assume you are itching to get in the garden as badly as I am!

    Wishing you an amazing weekend!
    1183 days ago
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