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to be determined for 2019

Member Since: 3/30/2009

Fitness Minutes: 62,052

My Goals:
Achieve a health BMI/weight by January 2018 by using "my program" below (SMART goals)

Be successful at HEALTHY weight loss that is sustainable as a healthy lifestyle and healthy habits while not feeling deprived

Read/comment on Sparkfriends or other members pages/blogs 3x/week

Work towards balance in all areas of my life especially stress reduction and MH recovery


My Program:
Track food
Track exercise
Check in daily

-Exercise 4-6 times per week, 30-45 minutes per day. Walk, elliptical, yoga.
- Strength training: 2x per week.
- Stretching: every day after aerobic exercise.

- yoga 1+ times per week

- meditate 3x per week

- minimize sugar and alcohol (once/week for alcohol, one daily treat)
- Work through the Beck Diet Solution book. (began June 2016).
- Understand connection between feelings, needs and emotions,and food.

Personal Information:
Born in Kansas. Grew up in the SF Bay Area. Living in the Sacramento, CA area which I love. Married with two mischievous yet loving kitties. Worked in public service for 26 years and proud of it. Recently retired and working on taking care of myself and finding out who I am after being work-focused for much of my life.

Other Information:
I love to run but have had injuries over the past years so mainly walk, hike, cycle and swim. I was training for my first triathlon when I broke my ankle (getting into a kayak!) I hope to be able to train for one again. I also like being outside, the ocean, the mountains, animals, especially our two kitties, reading, watching movies and TV series, spending time with my good friends.

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    69 days ago
    Oh Betsy, I just read California might have to go on lockdown again. I didn't read it thoroughly so will go back later when I'm not busy getting ready for work, but I immediately thought of you and hope you won't be too affected. I keep thinking how conscientious you were, being so careful when you had to go out, while all around you were people not following guidelines, so this must be very frustrating for you. I am so looking forward to when this thing is under control and we can restart our lives, or start over at a new place. I hope you and KT are doing well and staying safe.

    We are okay over here--ironically there's a flareup in Okinawa, where there's a big US base. The governor of Okinawa is very irritated by that, as Japan has been so careful to keep the numbers down. Mask wearing remains universal among the Japanese populace, and I'm guessing the US soldiers in Okinawa didn't take that seriously enough. I wish Americans would stop fighting about masks! (Sorry to vent,) Anyway, take care, my friend.
    70 days ago
    I follow vegan groups online, too. There's John Robbins and his son Ocean, with their Food Revolution Network. They give free webinars. And Dr. Greger and Dr. McDougall, and others. It seems the most health enhancing way to eat, and best for the planet.

    I was taking a Free Quit Sugar Challenge with "Chef AJ", but dropped out. Too steep a learning curve for me. A bowl of greens for breakfast? Too extreme a makeover for me!
    75 days ago
    Thanks for your friendliness. I read a lot of blogs and don't comment, but decided to jump in on yours. Glad to hear that you are a fellow artist.
    87 days ago
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    Oh my goodness, 6 years? My dad has been gone 7 months and I feel like I should be done with all this by now. Crazy.
    92 days ago
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