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I am a stay at home mom come optician with a degree in Psychology. I live in the Pacific Northwest near Seattle. I have two grown sons, the youngest having just turned 18 this year. I grew up on a small farm on the other side of the sound, but now live in suburbia...I love the open country and animals and am blessed that my parents, married over 50 years, still live in my childhood home abundant with fields, forest and streams. My boys have spent nearly every summer with them and their lives have thus been truly enriched.

I came to SP a few years back to shave off that pesky 10 pounds that vexes most of us at some point in life. I used to be a runner but now I have a knee that flares instantly the minute I hit the street. I miss running and the freedom to just be able to open my front door and get an exhilarating cardio workout out in the fresh air without ever setting foot in a gym. But now I have this wonderful site full of thoughtful people who share the same goal of good health. I love the quick, easy, free mini workout videos on Sparkpeople as well as the recipe ideas. I also enjoy connecting with other sparkers and appreciate the supportive environment.

I do believe that laughter is the best medicine and love irony, witty humor, sarcasm and anything that involves a play on words. I've learned that a lot of the time reality is funnier than fiction and you need to be able to laugh at yourself if you're going to get through it unscathed. I've learned that exercising will never be as easy as eating but that the easy way is almost never the right way. And finally, I can assure you that money does not buy happiness, but still, I'd rather be miserable in a Mercedes than on a bicycle. And for my last pearl of wisdom (customized just for SP): Pig out today, tomorrow you pay!

Member Since: 10/13/2013

Fitness Minutes: 2,671

My Goals:
My goals are to achieve and maintain a healthy weight.

My Program:
We are always learning so my program is always changing. I take components of what worked in previous programs and integrate them into what I do today for weight loss success.

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Cookies are my kryptonite.

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Once I bungee jumped over a crocodile pit in Australia.

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    130 days ago
    Thanks for your comment. I hadn't thought about whether the Knights who use the rooms in the school for their meetings might be paying rent. It's a good question. I plan to try to find out. I did find out that someone in the office sent an e-mail to the head Knight about the doors not having been locked. The guy who told me that actually said that that's about all they can do. Which makes me wonder if the pastor is letting the Knights use the facility for free. They do do a lot of good works that benefit the church and school. But, in my opinion anyway, it really was inexcusable for them to not lock up after themselves.
    144 days ago
    Thanks for the wishes on my blog! Hope you have a great day. I love the flamingo cartoons - hilarious.
    146 days ago
    Thanks for your comment on my blog - unfortunately, things are only getting worse here in TX. The rolling blackouts are because they simply don't have enough power. I don't fully understand the whys and wherefores, but TX has a much higher capacity in the summer (when the demand is generally much, much greater than it is in winter) than they do in the winter. And they have no way, for the most part, to do anything about the roads. We are getting more freezing rain tonight, and I think again tomorrow night. And even those who do have power intermittently, usually don't have water. There is no water at my house, or the one where my son lives.
    167 days ago
    Family day in Canada is pretty new! It's province based, and only started in 2007 for Ontario (I had to Google that).
    167 days ago
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