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I'm a mother of 3 grown children, 1 granddaughter and another grandchild expected in June 2014. In my late 50's and since closing my brick and morter business almost 7 years ago, getting no exercise. Needless to say my butt has grown the size of my chair.

I've been a Realtor in Silicon Valley for over 22 yrs. and as I get back into it more and more, I'm more and more conscious of my health and my weight. 2 yrs. ago we moved to Palm Desert, and I am fastly becoming a 'desert rat'. It doesn't take long to get acclimated to the heat here.

I've dieted off and on my whole life. I've put it on and taken it off more times... This time I'm starting slow, changing habits first, then I'll worry about becoming more structured in my weight loss efforts.

Member Since: 12/27/2007

Fitness Minutes: 2,728

My Goals:
I would like to lose approx. 70 lbs. for the last time. I would like to be an older, sexier, skinnier senior.
I would like to improve my health to last to a ripe old age, so I can keep up with my new grandchildren and great nephews and niece. LOL

My Program:
I am changing habits slowly trying to make them last for a life time. I'm hoping to just start with the baby steps, leading to more of a structured plan of action later. Already I can see just the difference going back to tracking is making.

Personal Information:
Originally from Penn. I have been in Calif. so long I may as well be native. I've lived in the San Francisco Bay Area since moving here when I was just 16 and heavy.

I have 3 grown up children that I adore, am caregiver to my mother who lives with us, and significant other to a very good roommate.

Other Information:
I don't get much chance to watch movies or anything. I do a lot of online self education for the businesses I own and for self improvement (I need quite a bit. LOL)
Music of choice is country, easy listening, and oldies but goodies.
TV- I love comedy, lighthearted stuff, and good sitcoms where I don't have to think.

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    Hi, just saw yourcomment on the SparkBlog http://www.sparkpeople.com/blog/blog.asp?p

    LDBEAMS - because at the bottom of the 3 points listed in the blog, there's a link to "Click here for more ways to stay healthy from Family Circle." and that link will show all seven tests as listed in the original article from Family Circle. (more marketing and $$$ for SparkPeople, as that is no doubt a click-thru that links it back to SparkPeople as the referral link.
    2616 days ago
    Thank you for the SparkGoodie! I did not see it until now. I have been having trouble with the internet and being able to post/blog etc. I went to the cable company and complained. I learned that my modem style was outdated by 6 years!

    To answer your question.. Yes..I am on a 'deadline' ! I have learned that Goals can be reached much faster if they have a 'focus point' or..a deadline! This way I can stay more focused because I need to work on that Goal daily! I do the same in my business as well as in all of my endeavors!

    My 'Secret' to staying Motivated is this...(and promise me you won't tell anyone else..Okay?)

    L I F E ! ! ! I enjoy Life! As such . .Life is much better when my body is at its best . . and I am responsible for that! Whatever that 'best' is. . I am limited as to what I can do . . I am not an Olympic runner . .and I know I never will be . . yet I will do the best I can at what I can!

    "Motivation (your motive or your reason WHY you start) will get you going . . Habit will keep you going!" Then your habit s keep you motivated and motivation will create habits..Perpetual motion at its best!

    Feel free to email me . . emoticon
    2698 days ago
    Hi, just swinging by trying to get to know some of the members of the IE Team. Hope you have had a great summer!!
    2838 days ago
    You CAN make SparkPeople your Homepage!!

    First..Go to Sparkpeople so the page is set up for you..

    On your computer..go to the top of the page on your tool bar..

    See the little 'House/Home' tab...?

    Click on that drop-down arrow.."Add or Change your Homepage"..


    Almost Magical...yet merely Wonderful technology at its finest!!
    3216 days ago
    Thanks for huddling with our team, Healthy Entrepreneurs! By the way, I love... LOVE the scale cartoon on your SP page. I literally laughed out loud!!

    -Melissa (TattooedSoul)
    Healthy Entrepreneurs Team Leader
    3240 days ago
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