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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
    emoticon emoticon Don't think that someone else is more blessed than you are.
    It's just that we are blessed in different ways. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    ~Jai Ho~

    emoticon ~~~ emoticon ~~~Have a very Blessed Day~~~ emoticon ~~~ emoticon

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    13 days ago
    emoticon Look who’s the Rowdy Rebel Spotlight Member of the day! You deserve it, emoticon
    21 days ago
    I will be praying for your daughter.
    I will miss you for the Gems Winter challenge.
    Stay healthy and safe!
    Virtual hugs!
    21 days ago
  • v LPORTER2015
    You are stronger than your challenges. Believe in yourself and stay strong.
    23 days ago
  • v BARBIEE52
    emoticon emoticon emoticon ~~REMEMBER BEING FIVE~~ emoticon emoticon emoticon

    Picture yourself when you were five. In fact, dig out a photo
    of little you at that time and tape it to your mirror.
    How would you treat her, love her, feed her? How would you
    nurture her if you were the mother of little you?
    I bet you would protect her fiercely while giving her space
    to spread her itty-bitty wings. She’d get naps,
    healthy food, imagination time, and adventures into the wild.
    If playground bullies hurt her feelings, you’d hug her tears away
    and give her perspective. When tantrums or meltdowns turned her
    into a poltergeist, you’d demand a loving time-out in the naughty chair.
    From this day forward I want you to extend
    that same compassion to your adult self.
    ~Kris Carr~

    emoticon emoticon BE GOOD AND LOVE YOURSELF-AT ANY AGE emoticon emoticon
    24 days ago
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