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8/2016: Eight or nine years ago, I was very active on SP. Thinking about SP recently and thought I'd check it out to see how things have changed. Interesting that y'all have ads now. It was bound to happen. Still a great resource and social networking website.

11/2011: I guess I should write a little update as this is my fourth winter with SparkPeople.

My bike is still my main source of enjoyment for activities, but now I'm enjoying the winter time hiking and snow shoeing, too.

First, let me tell anyone who reads this, that Sparkpeople has been a great place for me since I joined. No, like many others, I'm not here every day and I don't support others the way I really should. But there is a sense of accountability for me here. Even though no one is "missing" me when I'm gone. Someone still welcomes me back with helpful supportive words of encouragement. You guys are always here. Thanks for that.

Since eating well and training for my summer bike tours, I got away from eating the veggies I need and started focusing on calories only. Then I got busy and stopped the 6 days a week workouts and they turned in to maybe once or twice. Finally, after three months, the weight all of a sudden appeared on the scales...I'd gained 5 pounds from my low.

With SP help and my renewed commitment I will beef up my training and start eating correctly again. Thanks SP.

8/2008: My most enjoyable times are spent riding my bicycle (recumbent). It will be hard for me to keep up with all the information required to enter and exchange with this website because any time spent in front of my computer is time away from riding--as I see it. But, I really need help to keep up with the strength training, aerobics, and flexibility. Especially in the summer--again, when time in the gym takes away from time outdoors riding. But, I have to make a commitment to myself. Hopefully I can find a team here that will make me feel accountable. Hope I can give back to others, too.

Member Since: 8/21/2008

Fitness Minutes: 14,118

My Goals:
Nov 2011: As i said before--more veggies, fruits; less fats, starch, and sugar; and much, much less sodium.

Dec 2010: Ditto to what I wrote in August 2008...

August 2008: I gotta eat more vegies and fruits. I gotta eat a whole lot less fats, starches, and sugars. I gotta allow some joy to enter here. I gotta avoid diabetes and stroke as long a possible.

My Program:
Nov 2011: Aerobics, strength, yoga.... aerobics, strength, yoga......6 days a week! My mantra for the end of this year!

Dec 2010: Most everything still applies as it did the day I joined SP, except the intentions have become almost habits at this point.
August 2008: I like to ride my bike, a lot! But, unfortunately, most of my program to this point centers around intentions. I read about healthy eating, but that isn't working. Guess I gotta actually put it into, who knew? ;-)

Personal Information:
Born: Smack dab in the middle of the baby boom. That tells you about everything there is to know. I'm the stereotypical Boomer. Pretty much the same values and history. Two great twenty-something sons and a patient husband of 30 years.

Other Information:
A movie that changed my life: "Gladiator"

Best movies ever made: "Overboard" and "Cap'n Ron"

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  • v PEARL10
    A vacation from me, a suitcase from u....are we going somewhere???
    How are you getting on with my SPF100 tablet?I was in the garden for some of the afternoon today & had sunsreen on my face. Not that I need it, but sun damage causes wrinkles!!!
    2570 days ago
  • v PEARL10
    How ya doing buddy???Havn't frozen or hybernating have you???Or morphed into some creature of the snow?Done some mean rides this summer, I need to upload piks on here for you to see. They are on FB, but that's no good for you
    2628 days ago
  • v 2WHEELER
    I hear the flu is rough this year. Take it easy while you're recovering. Tell me about your planned biking trips. I don't have anything solid on the calendar, but I finally have enough light camping gear to do some bike camping this year. I'll start off slow--just some weekend traveling to state parks.
    2637 days ago
  • v JAZZID
    emoticon to the Living Primal in a Modern World.

    I wish you luck in reaching your goal(s) and if you have any ideas for the team, please let me know.

    ~ Dee emoticon
    2762 days ago
  • v 2WHEELER
    Hi, Patty. Laughed when I read your comment on Ride Interrupted. I may be a runner, but it's pretty tough to do in biking shoes! Just got back from a century ride in Findlay, OH. Had a great time. Are you still running?
    2763 days ago
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