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Sparkpeople has been very fun and helpful to me in the past, until a busy season of life made it feel more than I could keep up with. We relocated from Illinois to Louisville, KY about a year and a half ago, and I am feeling the need for the connection and accountability again, so, as the Terminator said, "I'm baaaaack!" My goal continues to be to switch from a mindset of seeking easy and immediate gratification to one of making the kind of choices that will lead to more self confidence, physical and emotional well being, and self control. On a more specific note, this translates to a desire to get to the weight and fitness level I desire and to STAY THERE CONSISTENTLY! I've heard this is possible. Rumors and legends abound. My personal quest is to find my own route to this magical place and set up housekeeping there. "Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it." - Goethe

Member Since: 8/20/2009

Fitness Minutes: 15,284

My Goals:
To get my weight down to within a healthy range.

To maintain one size of clothing and get rid of all the rest.

To make exercise a priority.

To decrease perfectionism.

To reduce procrastination.

To reduce belongings.

To do my best every day.

My Program:
Track food daily

Weigh in weekly

Exercise regularly

Personal Information:
60 years old and looking forward to "senior discounts".

Recent transplant from Chicago area to Louisville, KY due to husband's job change.

Married with two dogs and an adult son in my household.

Married daughter in Illinois, first grandchild, Isabella Rose, expected April 4th, 2016!!!

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I love laughter, words, good drama and comedy, dogs, quilting, walking, nature, learning about animals and about people whose lives are different from what I've experienced. I love so called "nerds" and enthusiastic, whimsical, silly people. I am an introvert, but love people on introvert friendly doses.

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    I thought that was interesting as well that the Phainopepla imitates birds. I can see why the bird was at the lake. Some of the trees there have Mistletoe, and they eat the fruit of Mistletoe. I sure hope we see it again. Thanks for the compliment!
    2732 days ago
    Thanks for the goodie! Yeah, I'm kind of the same way about the optimism/positive thing... enough people say something you start thinking there has to be some truth to it! As for the writing, I was involved in a reading community that also included a lot of writers--including published writers, and I remember a conversation where I hesitated to call myself a "real" writer when there were people there who did this full time for a living. And I was told--you write. Consistently. That means you are, in fact, a writer. And I thought about it, and, yeah, it made sense. I mean, I call myself a beader and I don't spend half as much time beading as I do writing. So... yeah. I'm a writer.
    2735 days ago

    Comment edited on: 10/9/2012 10:14:23 PM
    Thanks for your comment on my blog! Your comment really made my day--seriously, I am both thrilled and super honored that you think that I inspire people to think outside the box and get excited about new things. I know some of my interests are a little (or a lot) out of the mainstream so I'm really glad to know that people can find it interesting and inspiring.

    You've been missed--but I totally can understand that sometimes life takes over and it's hard to stay on top of sparks, especially all the blogs. For every blog I follow, I swear there are dozens I miss. It's so hard to stay on top of everything; I'm still looking to find that balance myself.
    2735 days ago
    Thank you for the prayer. DH is getting ready to hit the road for the interview. I can't wait to see what they say! I am a self taught photographer. I have done reading here and there, but I am mostly a hands on type of learner. Hope your day is fun!
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    2739 days ago
    Thank you so much for your kind words on my blogs about our Onyx. You are right in that she did not suffer, at all. We are thankful for that. last night our granddaughter was saying her prayers (we have her for the weekend) and she said God Bless Onyx. She misses that little old mare too. Meg is doing well, but she is quite a handful, very young and full of energy, fast and strong! Still getting used to one another but Zeus is very happy. Hope you have a great autumn amiga! emoticon
    2745 days ago
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