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Taken at Ocean City, NJ on boardwalk, Our 75 mile ride finished!!!

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9/1/12 51 mile bike ride to Philadelphia Art Museum. Prep ride for MS City to Shore 9/29

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10/12 Hiking Hawk Mountain Sanctuary with the grandkids


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Since about age 14, my weight has been a yo-yo. Before that, my elderly neighbor would refer to me as "beanpole." My pod has certainly filled out! Every time I get within striking distance of a normal BMI, I start to put the weight back on. I discovered Spark People when I was in an upward spiral in May 2010. Update: Finally achieved this in October 2011 and what is even more amazing, have stayed at "normal".
8/1/12 Have been consistent in slowly losing weight, need to get 6 more pounds off to get to MoM statis. Thank you friends for your encouragement in this journey.
9/9/17 Since 2013 we have lost my aunt, my brother, and 3 of our remaining parents, and cleaned out and sold 2 growing up homes. .Simply put, I lost my motivation. My husband and I have both retired in the last 8 months. We did a mission's trip to Alaska where we flew around the peak of Mt. Denali. My motivation battery has been recharge. The Beck Diet Solution by Judith Beck and 100 Day of Dieting by Linda Spangle have been very helpful to me.

Member Since: 5/13/2010

Fitness Minutes: 44,286

My Goals:
-To lower my cholesterol.
-To not need by BP medication.
-For my BMI to be in a healthy range. Achieved this the first time 10/21/11. I LOVE MY SCALE!
- Live in 130Ville

My Program:
-Enjoy the journey of becoming more healthy

Exercise goals:
-Run a 5K - done 7/31/11
-Run a 10K - done 9/3/11
75 mile MS:City to Bike Tour 9/24/11 - done
-Run a 12K - 10/22 - done
-Run/walk a half marathon in 2012 - DONE!!!! 11/17/2012
Be able up bike up Trythall Road Hill and Hill Road Hills without stopping
-Exercise 1000 minutes/month in 2012 (able to do 8/12 months in 2011)
2013: Continue to work on improving my time on 5K
Compete in a Marathon Relay April 2013
8/17 Have been walking with my husband and biking. We even did a 5K together in July.

Rewards: When I leave the 140ville, I will celebrate. When I stay in the 130s, I will really celebrate.

Personal Information:
Married to my best friend for 43 years.
Mother of 2 daughters, both married to wonderful men.
Grandmother to 1 granddaughter and 4 grandsons ranging in age from 2 to 16.

Other Information:
In my 20's I was living a hippie lifestyle. I told God I didn't think he existed, but if he did, I would make a deal: "You leave me alone and I'll leave you alone." I am so thankful He didn't keep His end of the bargain. I had an aunt to die, which made me think about what would happen when I die. Became a believer in Jesus Christ at age 23.

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  • v P0KERS0PH
    Thanks for the message and the words of encouragement. I'm finding this last 30lbs really hard to lose. Guess I need to buckle down and work hard.

    I'm glad you are enjoying cycling. My exercise has taken a little bit of a back seat but I'm changing that back around slowly but surely.
    3319 days ago
    Hi. Welcome to the Chester County Team. I use to live in Phoenixville, but I now live in Downingtown.
    3326 days ago
    My Dad enjoyed bowling. When he passed away 10 years ago, he left behind several of his balls. I hated to throw them away, but what do you do with sentimental balls? I found directions in a craft magazine to turn them into lady bugs and gave them to family members. Thank you for the inflatable tube. It would have been a good day to float in a pool. I worked in my flower beds instead. Thank you also for inviting me to be your friend. All of this is very new to me. emoticon
    3361 days ago
    Welcome to spark. Your ladybud caught my eye. It is adorable. Did you do it? This is a good place to gain all kinds of knowledge and support. I hope you enjoy it as I do.
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    3362 days ago
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