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I live in Iowa; I knit, spin, weave, sew. If it has fiber I am all over it. Except for quilting and baskets; not enough time in the day.

Two years ago I decided I was old enough to be a "little, old, blue-haired lady" and had it dyed. Dearly Beloved likes it so it has stayed.

SparkPeople was off my radar for a long, long time. But after finding a new way to go I am using it again. In April 2012 I reached my first goal of losing 60 pounds and have been at maintenance ever since. Which is not quite true. If you talked with my coach I was maintaining. But I gained weight back. Right now I am not 160 but 200. It was four years returning but it returned and now I am working to take it back down without the program I used in 2011-12.

According to BMI and current weight charts (which are totally inaccurate and illogical) I was still counted as obese at 161. But right now I do not feel as good as I could. Sooooo, on the trail to lose what I have gained and perhaps go a bit lower to see how that feels.

Member Since: 4/6/2009

Fitness Minutes: 37,703

My Goals:
My biggest goal is to limber up and gain more stamina. The fact that pounds drop off is an added benefit.

My Program:
I have added more walking; taking the stairs going up. It is bumpy going with being consistent with weights.

Personal Information:
Iowa City, Iowa
Enforced retirement in February 2017 which makes me very happy for a number of reasons: 1-more time with DB; 2-able to walk more and not be tied to an office; 3-fibre related things, creating, conferences, etc.; and 4-be outside.

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"Make it work" has become a talisman for me. Many times I want to walk away but Tim G's voice in my head will not let me and so I go back into the fray to try and make it work.

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    So true - I AM grateful for fresh clean water right in my home. Most of the time human's have lived on this earth that wasn't an option. Thanks for the bloglove and the encouragement - because I am GRATEFUL for YOU! hugs!
    3 days ago
    Gosh. I wish an expletive would work for me. 'Fraid I just keep on grousing. Whence the Gratitudes. Glad you liked the blog and thank you for the bloglove on it. Yesterday I had to speak them 3 times - and each time it made me laugh at myself.
    12 days ago
    emoticon Thanks for reading my Halloween blogs! emoticon I am honored you take the time to add me to your daily Sparkling!!
    13 days ago
    …:::I appreciate your reading my blog... emoticon "You Really Can Eat Your Way to a Healthier Life." … (My bag of Halloween candy is sealed until the kids arrive lol!) ..
    14 days ago
    Love your hair, and hadn’t noticed it before! I had mine pink for a few years.....why not! One of the great things about being older......even more inclined to do whatever I want!
    I really enjoy your blogs and seeing your lovely work! Have a great day!
    17 days ago
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