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Welcome to my page. I am a 60 year old high school teacher who has an amazing husband,two wonderful sons (40 and 30), and two amazing granddaughters. I joined Spark People awhile ago, hoping to move forward in my quest to be in great shape. I have made progress, but mostly in strength and health. I had always been a healthy eater- both in what I chose and how much. I have felt too heavy for most of my life. Then, I gained 30 pounds over a few months two years ago. After being tested for several possibilities, I was told that the likely cause was stress. I look at pictures from 30 years ago (when I thought I was fat- but wasn't) and I yearn to be the weight that I was then. I am very active and have worked out and dieted for years, but apparently not intensely and consistently enough. I Generally, I have always put many people, my career, and my volunteer activities first. Yet, I know that I need to take my weight goals as a higher priority. I am almost 60 and it's time for me! I want to be able to bike across the country and climb mountains with my husband. I want our retirement years to be filled with our dream activities. So, I better get going!! So, today I start- striving again for intensity and consistency. I am "rekindling the spark" as I move into the towards "60" and looking forward to more noticeable progress by the end of the coming year.

Member Since: 2/4/2009

Fitness Minutes: 48,045

My Goals:
-to reach my goal weight by this summer
-To be able to bike 100 miles per day with ease

My Program:
-Following the SP guidelines
-Dancing or doing aerobic classes (spin, turbo) for at least 6 hours per week.
-Weight training twice a week and pilates twice a week

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  • v PEGGYT3
    Hi! Glad to hear you're trying out Jazzercise. It has surely done a lot for me and I hope it helps you burn up those calories. You'll enjoy your retirement more if you get the extra weight off now. Hang in there. emoticon
    1237 days ago
  • v AMYBRO1
    Yes my fur elise is a slower version. lol Yes a year to practice it...go for it.

    Congrats on the Delta win! The Beta's will have it next week! lol

    Have a great weekend.

    1552 days ago
  • v A1KAYOS
    emoticon Squad Delta!!! You all are a true force to be reckoned with...but don't worry the Beta's are hot on your heels!!! Mwahahahaahhaha
    1553 days ago
  • v AMYBRO1
    I am not the greatest piano player either...I have a keyboard but my favorite song is Fur Elise. I was actually learning "Stay" by Rhianna just before Christmas but haven't played since. I try anything but country. I am not a fan of coutry at all. lol
    Yes I hope we all will rock this challenge and get those smart goals done.
    Have a great day.
    1554 days ago
  • v CFMOSS
    Nice job on the weekend challenge. You're off to a strong start for this round of BLC24. Keep up the good work.
    1555 days ago
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