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"Once in a blue moon we find a gem!" SO glad I happened upon Sparkpeople!

With age and less activity, my weight has gone up and I know I must get it down to help my joints feel better and to lower my blood pressure and cholesterol. I do fine with tracking and moderation during the daytime, but compulsive eating habits often haunt my evenings.Still working on it!

Since I joined Sparkpeople, I have improved my attitude about diet and exercise, due especially to the wisdom and motivation of the wonderful Spark teams I was lucky to find AND to the Sparky individuals who keep me growing strong.

~Every day may not be good, but there is something good in every day. (Author unknown.)

For health and happiness, I won't settle; I'm a Rebel!











Member Since: 6/13/2016

Fitness Minutes: 118,322

My Goals:
Lose 5% of my bodyweight or more during the 5% Challenge. Then keep going!
Establish and maintain an exercise routine.
Control sugar cravings.
Make wise food choices 90% of the time.
Track food consistently.
Practice gratitude.


My Program:
~ Clean eating balanced diet. Limit carbs. Attempt to avoid junk food. Track calories using Spark tracker and stay within range.
~ Exercise: At least 30 minutes of walking and/or recumbent bike 6 days a week-- Strengthening exercises 3 times a week-- Flexibility exercises 3 days a week. Excuses: ZERO times a week.



Personal Information:
I'm retired from teaching and live in rural southern Michigan. I am a volunteer reading tutor for the local elementary school. I love reading, gardening, travel, and my grandchildren-- who have moved too far away! I'm also attached to the warmth and wisdom of my ever-growing circle of Spark friends.


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  • v BARBIEE52
    emoticon emoticon emoticon Stay close to people who feel like sunshine. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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    7 days ago
  • v BARBIEE52
    emoticon ""Life is way too short to be grumpy."" emoticon

    💖🤗😍💕👻🎃
    It's better to be happy, right!!!!!!
    10 days ago
  • v LPORTER2015
    Stop limiting yourself. Change your mindset from I CAN'T to HOW CAN I?
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    13 days ago
  • v BARBIEE52
    October gave a party..the leaves by hundreds came.
    The Chestnuts, Oaks, and Maples, and leaves of every name.
    The Sunshine spread a carpet, and everything was grand,
    Miss Weather led the dancing, and Professor Wind the band.
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    The Chestnuts came in yellow..the Oaks in crimson dressed.
    The lovely Misses Maple in scarlet looked their best;
    all balanced to their partners, and gaily fluttered by.
    The sight was like a rainbow, new fallen from the sky.
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    Then, in the rustic hollow, at hide-and-seek they played,
    The party closed at sundown, and everybody stayed.
    Professor Wind played louder and they flew along the ground;
    And then the party ended, in jolly 'hands around.'
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    13 days ago
  • v SHADOWFAWKES
    "You do it because making yourself proud is one of the best feelings in the world." emoticon
    14 days ago
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