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I am now 68 y/o and mostly retired from an almost 50 year career in nursing. I have been married for 48+ years, have 2 grown sons, a grown granddaughter and 2 adorable great granddaughters. '

My favorite hobbies are reading (I really like mysteries with some romance), traveling and riding our Honda Goldwing with my husband. Family is very important to me and I love being able to visit the boys, or our granddaughter's family whenever possible.

I participated in my first half marathon at age 60 and did my third and final one at the USAF base in Ohio 3 years later with my husband - it was his first and last, but was appropriate being there since he had served 4 years in the Air Force. During those years, I also enjoyed spending time with all those Spark People who participated in "Just A Short Run" in Pittsburgh PA. What a great bunch of people. Whether you were able to run/walk/or just cheer on the others, you were always welcome and supported in your endeavors.

Since I retired 3 years ago, I have turned into a couch potato and once again realize, the NEED to return to a more healthy lifestyle - back to exercise and watching my diet. We don't eat poorly, I think I have just gotten into the habit of eating TOO much. I believe it is NEVER too late to make the change so I am back to SP once again. Thank you for your support

Member Since: 2/12/2010

Fitness Minutes: 30,855

My Goals:
I want to become more focused on managing my nutrition and exercise so I can be a healthy, energetic "poster child" for growing older.

My Program:
I will try to conquer the portion control of eating, exercise daily and make time for me at least once a week. This will include strength training, walking, sparking (which is sometimes my only ME time) and not beating myself up when I falter

Personal Information:
I have lived most of my life in the small community of Woodland, PA about 35 miles west of State College. Except for 3 years of nursing school in New Kensington, PA. I have been married to the same man for almost 46 years; we have 2 great sons, a d-i-l, 1 granddaughter, and 2 great granddaughters. There are also 5 grand-dogs (Springer Spaniels). Life is great if I allow it to be!

Other Information:
My favorite things to do are read, ride our motorcycle and visit our kids.

When I was in nursing school, our motto was "never look down on anyone, only God sits up that high" I still like it!

Although I enjoy most kinds of music, I am more of a country fan (especially older music)

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    The music is not in the notes, but in the silence between. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    512 days ago
  • v BILLALEX70
    HEY THERE! Don't check in here much. Couldn't not check in with some of my favorite people when I do. Hope you all are well! 🤗
    638 days ago
    Looking for a Fun Challenge this Summer? Want to get connected with a Team to support you through your Journey to a Healthier Lifestyle. If yes, then consider joining the BL Challenge that starts early June. Each week 11 teams of 24 Active, do fun nutritional and fitness challenges. The challenges promote a healthy lifestyle and If for some reason you cannot do a challenge then they are modified to meet your needs. Often we do the challenge in a game form, we have BINGO and TIC TAC TOE or seasonally themed. For Spring we had Gardening Time, Help Fill Peter Rabbit’s Basket and Bingo. If you decide this might be for you you can leave your name on the waitlist for the Summer challenge. To get to the Challenge go to my page and click on the “BLUE BIGGEST LOSER” Icon, or copy and paste the link below, or let me know and I can send you an invite. Join the Team then sign up on the waitlist. It’s the thread right below the Chit Chat.

    1176 days ago
  • v NATASHA_D1
    Thank you for the goodie and your sweet and kind words.
    1182 days ago
  • v BOBBYD31
    hi Bev i hope you are doing well, i am trying to find my spark. hope you still have yours
    1582 days ago
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