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September 2, 2019: The past year has been trying with minor health issues, home construction which lead to constantly being in chaos. Construction is not complete, but getting close. I can see the end in site. I want to play again. I am writing this to myself to get back on track. I need to lose weight for health reasons. I need to be active.I have gained weight this past year. This weekend I cleaned my closet and discovered the clothes I want to wear again.

December 13, 2018. It has been 5 years since I updated my page, so it is way past time. I have lost 60 pounds with the amazing help of Spark, but I still have a long way to go. My goal is to enter onederland (under 200 pounds) by Chicago Blues Fest in June of 2019. That is just under 30 pounds to lose. As I get older, it takes more effort to lose, but I can do it with everyone's help. I changed my picture today!!! My plan it to update it every 5 pounds until I meet my next goal. Merry Christmas to all.

It's been quite awhile since I updated my page. On November 27th, 2013 by life changed suddenly and drastically. My wonderful husband died with no warning. It has been a tough time since then, and I gained 20 pounds since January 2014. But I am ready to get back on track again. Miss you every day, Babe.

I am a landscape architect and want to look as creative as I feel. So far I kept off 30 pounds, 20 since I started with SparkPeople. I look forward to reaching my goals. My next goal is to lose 30 pounds.

Member Since: 6/25/2011

Fitness Minutes: 75,759

My Goals:
My goal is to be healthy, which includes stronger and slimmer than I am today. I want to be able to play with my children and my grandchildren. I love to sail and want to continue sailing into my 80's.

My Program:
I plan to track everything that passes through my lips as well as all of my exercise. It is challenging. Right now my goal is 20 minutes of exercise 6-7 days a week, eating 1400-1600 calories a day.

Personal Information:
I was happily married with 2 dogs and between us, 5 children. November 27, 2013 my life changed drastically. My husband died unexpectedly. Now I am learning how to live all over again.

Other Information:
My favorite exercises are Water Aerobics, Elliptical, Weight Lifting and especially swimming. I would have loved to take long walks with my husband and dogs, but arthritis in both knees stopped me. Now I have replaced both knees and now have friends to walk with.

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    Can we do it? Let’s ignite our inner SPARK! We are destined to SUCCEED towards a healthier us! Start with one I CAN DO IT statement. Each day commit to do one positive action to move you closer towards your goals. It puts us on our daily journey to making small incremental improvements in all aspects of our lives. It inspires us to find ways to go beyond our limitations. Never give up on the journey to making results happen! YES, We CAN DO It!! Have a WOOHOO Wednesday!

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    1662 days ago
    Thanks for adding me. I was just looking at your earlier blogs to see what you went through in the beginning. Did you find journaling to be helpful in your grief?
    1690 days ago
    The SPRING season has arrived! Are you feeling the energy? Are your spirits soaring? Is your body springing for outdoor activities? Get out of the house, release your inner youth and let’s SPRING into action!

    emoticon S = Strive to exceed daily with a combined mind, body and soul balance!
    emoticon P = Produce a non-food reward system for working hard to achieve healthy results!
    emoticon R = Reduce stress! Eat healthy! Drink water! Exercise regularly! Sleep better! Have fun!
    emoticon I = Implement an action plan for each goal from start to finish!
    emoticon N = Never give up on yourself from turning obstacles into sparktacular success!
    emoticon G = Greet life embracing healthy choices, positive changes and individual growth!

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    1699 days ago
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    Are you ready to embrace this week? Join me as we journey together igniting sparks of confidence, making healthy choices and challenging our bodies! Let’s convert our flaming thoughts into positive action! Let’s fill our minds with infectious enthusiasm! Let’s feel the powerful-charged energy releasing from our bodies! GET READY to fully immerse ourselves from the tip of our heads to the bottom of our toes! GET SET by converting our individualized goals into extraordinary results! GO because TOGETHER, We CAN and WILL Do It!! Let's have a WOOHOO week!

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    1706 days ago
    I'm just stopping by your page to see how you are doing. emoticon
    1789 days ago
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