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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: 122,882

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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  • v BARBIEE52
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    Thanksgiving is an emotional Holiday..People travel thousands of miles
    to be with people who they only see once a year.
    And then discover once a year is too often.
    ~Johnny Carson~
    You can tell if you ate too much for Thanksgiving
    when you have to let your bathrobe out.
    ~Jay Leno!

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    ~~~~****~~~***~~**~HAPPY THANKSGIVING~**~~***~~~****~~~~
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    9 days ago
  • v CHUBBYNOMORE3
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    There's not a day in all the year
    But holds some hidden pleasure,
    And looking back, joys oft appear
    To brim the past's wide measure.
    But blessings are like friends, I hold,
    Who love and labor near us.
    We ought to raise our notes of praise
    While living hearts can hear us.

    One verse from the poem "Thanksgiving," by Ella Wheeler Wilcox.

    Let us be glad for those who have blessed us at this time and thank them.
    Thank you, my friend, for the blessing you have been to me.

    May God Bless your Thanksgiving and give you peace.

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    10 days ago
  • v BARBIEE52
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    Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life.
    It turns what we have into enough, and more.
    It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity.
    It can turn a meal into a feast,
    a house into a home, a stranger into a friend.
    Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today,
    and creates vision for tomorrow.
    ~Melody Beattie~
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    There will always, always, always be something to be thankful for.
    Be thankful for what you have & you will end up having more.

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    10 days ago
  • v CHUBBYNOMORE3
    emoticon Thanks for reading my blog, my friend, and thank you for your kind comments. I will be back with updates as I go along. I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving! emoticon
    11 days ago
  • v LPORTER2015
    Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going. ~Jim Rohn
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    11 days ago
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