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My name is Grace and I live in NM. I finally understand what it means to make a lifestyle change. I lost and regained weight in my first two years on Sparks because I was dieting and then going 'off' my diet. It was the third year that I made a sincere lifestyle change. I now eat whatever I want - in moderation - and I exercise almost every day. I have some ups and downs but they're minimal because I get back into my new lifestyle as soon as the scale goes up a pound or two. Some of my plateaus last longer than I would like, but I'm consistantly moving downward towards my goal. In the last year, I've actually lost weight on a trip- which usually meant a 10 pound gain! I look at my weight loss - not as a destination, but as a journey to good health. It will be a lifelong journey.

Member Since: 1/20/2007

Fitness Minutes: 179,211

My Goals:
1. Stay at the low end of my calorie range.
2. Exercise 30 minutes every day.
3. Do ST at least 3x a week.
4. Have 100% participation in all challenges.
5. Reach Onederland

My Program:
I will do 30 minutes of cardio every day.

I will do Strength Training 3 days a week including upper, lower, core.

Personal Information:
My name is Grace and I live in , New Mexico with my wonderful husband. We are both retired now - he is retired Navy and I'm a retired school teacher. We love to travel in our motor home.

Other Information:
I enjoy traveling. I am a voracious reader (mostly historical romances, mystery, some scifi), I also love to quilt, scrapbook and work with ceramics and pottery. We are very active in our church.

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    Hi Gracie, Welcome to the Sp C Team. What a precious baby. So So cute. You are doing great. Keep it up. Oh! I love yur backdrop. I live in Texas where mountains like that DO NOT EXIST. LOL Have a Jesus Blessed Day. In His Grip, Jude
    4937 days ago
    Gracie, LEANKATE is after us all. You think we should team up on her? I really do like her upbeat attitude. I got 10,000 steps on my pedometer partly because of her friendly reminders. Sandy
    4942 days ago
    Thanks a BUNCH for adding me as a friend!
    I feel honored!
    As soon as I figure out how to do it--I'll add some friends to my page.
    Be Well! XO Leankate
    4944 days ago
    Your Blog page is cool!
    I still need pictures for mine!
    You're WELCOME for the "spark" I sent to get you ON the treadmill!
    I've really Kicked my own exercise "up a notch" since I've joined SP!
    I really enjoy the interaction. Keep up the good work Gracie--you're gonna
    make it! Be Well! XO Leankate
    4950 days ago
    Welcome to the NM Chileheads, Gracie! This is a fun group but we don't limit our discussions to chili. Join us to talk about the weather, our exercise regimens and many other topics. We'd like to help you along on your journey and you can probably help us, too.

    4951 days ago
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