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"Once in a blue moon we find a gem!" SO glad I happened upon Sparkpeople!

With age and less activity, my weight has gone up and I know I must get it down to help my joints feel better and to lower my blood pressure and cholesterol. I do fine with tracking and moderation during the daytime, but compulsive eating habits often haunt my evenings.Still working on it!

Since I joined Sparkpeople, I have improved my attitude about diet and exercise, due especially to the wisdom and motivation of the wonderful Spark teams I was lucky to find AND to the Sparky individuals who keep me growing strong.

~Every day may not be good, but there is something good in every day. (Author unknown.)

For health and happiness, I won't settle; I'm a Rebel!











Member Since: 6/13/2016

Fitness Minutes: 148,172

My Goals:
Lose 5% of my bodyweight or more during the 5% Challenge. Then keep going!
Establish and maintain an exercise routine.
Control sugar cravings.
Make wise food choices 90% of the time.
Track food consistently.
Practice gratitude.


My Program:
~ Clean eating balanced diet. Limit carbs. Attempt to avoid junk food. Track calories using Spark tracker and stay within range.
~ Exercise: At least 30 minutes of walking and/or recumbent bike 6 days a week-- Strengthening exercises 3 times a week-- Flexibility exercises 3 days a week. Excuses: ZERO times a week.



Personal Information:
I'm retired from teaching and live in rural southern Michigan. I am a volunteer reading tutor for the local elementary school. I love reading, gardening, travel, and my grandchildren-- who have moved too far away! I'm also attached to the warmth and wisdom of my ever-growing circle of Spark friends.


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    Life stops when you stop dreaming....hope ends when
    you stop believing...love ends when you stop caring.

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    1 day ago
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    Please, be gentle with your body.
    It loves you more than anyone or anything in this world.
    It fixes every cut, every wound, every broken bone, and fights off
    so many illnesses, sometimes without you even knowing about it.
    Even when you punish it, it is still there for you, struggling to keep you alive,
    keeps you breathing. Your body is an ocean full of love.
    So please, be kind to it. It’s doing the very best it can for you.
    ~Nikita Gill~
    4 days ago
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    You're going to get your feelings hurt in every way, shape or form:
    by your best friend, a family member or the person you love.
    You just need to pick the pieces back up and put them back together,
    even if it takes you awhile, you'll be in one piece again..
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    5 days ago
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    and of course ice cold drinks, fruits, and cold sweet treats!
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    7 days ago
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    I'll go out there and make my mistakes. I'll fall down,
    get hurt, cry, laugh, love, and get back up.
    I'll stand on the highest mountaintop and go into the deepest caverns.
    I'll roam across the world, visit the moon and swim in outer space.
    I'll let my imagination run wild and let my spirit soar.
    Why?
    Because when my life flashes before my eyes in those final moments,
    I want to have something worthwhile to watch, with plenty of
    love and laughter, good times and bad.
    I don't want to regret a thing and I plan not to.
    Remember, it's not usually the things you do that you regret,
    it's the things you don't do and leave unsaid. Laugh out loud.
    Cry in the rain. Love with all your heart and soul. Get hurt.
    Tell the truth. Go crazy. But never forget that you only get one shot.
    One shot at this day, one shot at this minute.
    One shot at this age. One shot at life.
    So make sure your life is one you will enjoy watching in your final moments.
    ~Anna Floyd~
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    8 days ago
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