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Since retiring from teaching, I have slowly "found" 30 pounds I need to lose. I plan to replace my favorite sugary/salty treats with fresh fruits and veggies. I want to walk at least 1000 steps a day. It seems that 1000 steps was way too low...I do that many just completing my morning housework routine. So, goal is now 5000 steps a day.

I am an avid member of the "Hoosier Nation"---Indiana University alumni and fan for those outside the area. Drive from Illinois to Bloomington for almost all home basketball games, proudly wearing my cream-and-crimson. Yes, I have a pair of candy stripped pants.

Member Since: 6/7/2012

Fitness Minutes: 4,234

My Goals:
1) Get down to 121 pounds by Christmas.
Did NOT make it by illnesses, hospital stays, etc....excuses, excuses, excuses. Aiming for July 4th.
Did NOT make it by the 4th. Refuse to get discouraged. Feeling better even if scale does not reflect. Can walk farther and longer without getting winded.

2) Eat at least 5 fruits/veggies a day.

3) Walk at least 5000 steps a day.

4) Interact more with people.
Getting better.

5) Sleep at least 7 hours a night.

My Program:
1) Joined SparkPeople!!!

2) Tracking nutrition and fitness.

3) Joined a knitting class.

4) Refusing to buy "junk" food. Removing what I already have in cabinets.

5) Self-imposed "curfew" or midnight bedtime.

6) Looking for a Tai Chi class for seniors.
Found one near-by and started weekly classes.
"Moved" too slowly for me. Looking for another class...maybe water aerobics.

Personal Information:
Grew up in cental Indiana but now live in Illinois.

My husband died about 9 years ago from colorectal cancer.

Have 3 fantastic adult children that now help "look after" me.

Have one "miracle" grandchild that in many ways gave me back my "spark" to live.

My father died New Year's Eve, 2012. Feeling rather detached from life/living right now.

Other Information:
Graduated from Indiana University.

Taught Special Education (Behavior Disorders) for 27 years.

Love to knit, read, camp, help others, and be with familty.

Hate housework and hypocrites.

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  • v no profile image WHISPERINGPINEZ

    You will LOVE THIS TEAM! It's amazingly positive and supportive. The members here are always willing to lend a hand, an ear, or a shoulder. They have done it for me and they will do the same for you!! We are here to support and encourage you on your journey to success. All the best to you on reaching your goals.

    Welcome on board for some fun and challenges.

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  • v ROSIEJ1942
    emoticon so much for the Fruit Dish, love fruit.
    2253 days ago
  • v MSLZZY
    Yum! Veggies! Thank you!
    2253 days ago
    Thank you for the fruit salad goodie - it looks yummy ♥
    emoticon Mo
    2253 days ago
    Thanks for the food goodie! emoticon
    2253 days ago
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