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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: 119,042

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 SHADOWFAWKES
    "You do it because making yourself proud is one of the best feelings in the world." emoticon
    19 days ago
  • v KVD08844
    Thank you for your kind words. I plan on continuing the quotes and optimistic tasks to open each day!
    20 days ago
  • v YOUNG-AT-HEART
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    Happy weekend! Don’t forget to weigh in on Saturday!

    What sets apart the successful people from the unsuccessful people? It boils down to one thing and it is successful people keep trying. Regardless of the number of times that you fall down, always stand up and continue the race!

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    “You deserve a beautiful and healthy body!”
    20 days ago
  • v BARBIEE52
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    Well, housecleanin' time is with us once more;
    And, landsakes alive, it's an awful chore!
    What with scrubbin', rubbin', and washin' paint,
    It's not any picnic; you bet it ain't!...
    For it has to be done each Spring and Fall:
    The attic and cellar, bedrooms and hall.
    Each room, in its order, gives up its dirt,
    Till I am weary and my back does hurt!
    ~Gertrude Tooley Buckingham, "Housecleanin' Time" (1940s)~
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    Lynn,,..just think of how many calories you will burn up? emoticon
    20 days ago
  • v BARBIEE52
    emoticon emoticon Breast Cancer Awareness Month emoticon emoticon

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    We flash them, we smash them.
    We push them way up.
    We shake them, we stuff them
    In the wrong sized cup.
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    Our boyfriends/husbands just crave them,
    Our children have drained them.
    Some of us have even decided to name them.
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    We go through our lives and knock them about.
    But one thing is certain, one thing we must SHOUT!
    Our boobies have been there through thick and through thin,
    And life is too precious to let cancer win!
    emoticon Breast emoticon Cancer~Awareness emoticon Month emoticon
    Support the Fighters emoticon Admire the Survivors emoticon Honor the Taken,
    emoticon Never emoticon Ever emoticon Give emoticon Up emoticon Hope emoticon
    21 days ago
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