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My name is Ute, I live in Upstate New York with my husband, my oodle and a cockatiel. Our twin girls were born in 1992. Sarah finished her Bachelor's in Graphic Design in 2017 and lives in the area. Julia finished her MPA Diploma in 2016 and moved to Germany where she met the love of her life, and decided to stay indefinitely. She is getting married in June 2019.
I have been a Spark Member since 2006 and always enjoy the support from my fellow Sparkers. My main focus is to use the tools here to help me lose the excess weight that might lead to health problems down the road, and take pressure off my knees.

Challenge Exercise Commitment:

Strength Training:
Body Weight Exercises, light dumbells, rubber bands
Minimum 10 minutes, 5 days per week.
Sources: Deck of Cards Workout, 1 Minute Crunch Sessions

Minimum 20 minutes 5 days a week
Deck of Cards Workout, 1 Minute Crunch Sessions, Walking outdoors, Youtube: Step Aerobics Videos, Sarah Beth Yoga,

Member Since: 10/15/2006

Fitness Minutes: 61,736

My Goals:
Top Goal is to not develop any of the modern world illnesses that are looming on the horizon, as far as they can be prevented by making good choices.

Aging gracefully and still be able to touch my fingers to the floor when I am 75.

My Program:
Challenge Exercise Commitment

Strength Training:
Minimum 10 minutes, 5 days per week.
Sources: Spark Bodyweight Exercises, Spark Videos, Youtube: Sarah Beth Yoga

Minimum 20 minutes 5 days a week
Walking outdoors, Step Aerobics, Deck of Card Workouts, Youtube: Step Aerobics Videos

Yoga/Stretching: 10 min 5 days a week
Sources: YouTube Videos, Spark Videos

Personal Information:
I am German, living in Upstate NY. My family consists of hubby (found in bar in 1991), twin girls (found in hospital in 1992), labrador (found at backyard breeder in 2001), oodle (found at friends house in 2002), cockatiel (found in parking lot in 2008). beautiful Lab passed away in August 2017

Other Information:
I love life, Jesus, dogs, lavender and spreading the cheer wherever I go. My favorite bible passage is Psalm 91.

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  • v L_A_C_E_
    Thank you soo much for your encouraging words. It'll be something to look at when things get in a rut again :)
    5047 days ago
    Hi SCHNOOTIE, I saw you on the "twins" message board. I am the English woman with 10 year old triplets! Our kids were born in the USA, but we recently moved to Taiwan, and now they attend the local Chinese speaking school. I LOVE your page! We are "dogless" right now, but our last 2 doggies were very dear to us. We had a Chow that lived to age 13, and we had a mixed Chow/Retriever that lived to 12. Like you, I love going for walks, and go every day. I usually walk between 3 and 7 miles, and average about 5 miles daily. I weight train 3 times a week, and I stretch every single day because it feels so good! I like yoga very much too, and I also love tai chi. It is funny that I also really like step aorobics and think it is great fun to do. My knees were OK, but when I did an advanced version with a higher step, I had trouble with my left turned out that I tore my hip flexor muscle. It is nice to see how much we share! Cheers, Danni
    5064 days ago
    To be able to share oneself with others is a blessing.
    It is so nice to be able to give without asking.
    We learn more about ourselves when we take time to get involved.
    May the journey you are embarking on provide yourself with more joy than you can imagine.
    Remember that you are worth all the steps it will take to get to your final destination.
    Health and Happiness,
    5075 days ago
    Thank you for the words of encouragment.. and for the comment about my baby.. I am sure we will all be better soon (fingers and toes crossed).
    Your babies are cute.. I told my husband for christmas I want a little puppy for my purse, so when i go to Wal-mart on the first it can bark at people.. LOL...
    Have a great night
    5075 days ago
  • v 2TS4ME
    Hi Shnootie! I love Velvet, she looks like my Lucky. I'm glad you joined us in our stalking activities. It's always fun to have another kindred soul around to oogle the eye candy.
    5079 days ago
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