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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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    This is the first snow of measurable proportions for us this winter and we are in the area getting predictions of 10-16"! We haven't had a good snow that big since 1998. Already there were about 2" when I got up this morning. They say it's a "dry" snow so hopefully our electric will stay on. We have a woodstove though, so not too awful worried.
    I agree with you on the simple pleasure that can be found in handwashing the dishes. I enjoyed it for months, but Hubby and Daughter have had it from having to take their turn as we rotate chores. lol. We ordered a new dishwasher last week. I must admit that there will be a secret part of me that will be a little bit sad when it comes in. Just a little. You are completely right about needing it for canning season. I hadn't even considered that yet.

    1159 days ago
    The fitbits are water resistant but I don't think they would work for swimming. You can shower with them on but more than that would probably not work.
    1160 days ago
    How has your dishwasher shopping gone? We spent all day on Saturday. I think we've narrowed it down and today I'm doing some haggling with the local place, hoping to give them our business over Lowe's. I know I could do it by hand, but, gosh darn it, it sure would be nice to have the option to just load and unload a machine instead! LOL. I hope you had luck finding the one you want. It can be so overwhelming!
    1166 days ago
    IT'S SO GOOD TO HEAR FROM YOU!!! I was getting worried about ya! Thanks for visiting me at the blog this morning.
    I just love having ways that fit us to track our activity with ease. Having the numbers if front of us makes it more fun to be able to see just how well we are doing. I'm glad you have an app that works for you!
    Don't be a stranger!!!

    1171 days ago
    Oh, your comment mentioned canning and I wondered if you had heard that Ball no longer recommends boiling their lids to sterilize? I was more shocked to realize that the old lids (before 2013) had BPA in the rubber. Anyway, here is the link that gives you all the information...

    I'm sure you've been very busy with the garden this year! I'm glad you are popping into SP though. Miss your blogs!
    1332 days ago
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