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I'm a 61-year-old guy living with my husband in Clearlake, California. An accident in May 2014, along with 3 months in a wheelchair, forced me to think about my health and fitness in a new way. Now that I've recovered, I'm more focused than ever on achieving all my goals and then maintaining them for the long haul.

I am the Executive Dean for the Lake and Colusa County Campuses of Woodland Community College. I love my team and working with the students. This is an area that desperately needs higher education opportunities, and I'm grateful that our campus is available to help.

My Spark History:

Reached original goal weight of 173 on April 30, 2015.
Reached second goal weight of 168 on August 7, 2015.
Current weight: 164 as of November 5, 2015.

I am in the best shape of my life right now. I am so grateful to SparkPeople and all my fabulous friends who have supported me in this journey.


Member Since: 11/17/2014

Fitness Minutes: 114,096

My Goals:
Maintain my weight, focus on body fat and fitness.
Write a novel.
Express gratitude.
Experience joy.
Give love.

My Program:
Eat clean and healthy every day. Use the nutrition tracker to ensure that the balance of protein, carbs, fats, and fiber are in check.

Exercise every day. Use the Focus T25 videos by Shaun T for high-intensity strength training and cardio routines. One day of yoga-style stretching for rest and rejuvenation.

No excuses, no guilt!

Personal Information:
Married to Steve Gibson since 2000, renewed our vows to become legal in California in 2013.

We live in the Clearlake Park neighborhood of Clearlake, California, on the shore of the largest natural lake entirely within the state of California. The spectacular views inspire me every day.

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Favorite Movie: Big Chill

Favorite Books: Tales of the City, Harry Potter, the Joseph Hansen mysteries

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    Thank you for your encouraging comment on my blog today!
    22 hours ago
    Aloha Steve. I guess I had my instructor hat on that day. I was surprised at the negative comments to Coach Nicole’s article. Here I am without a gym and equally challenged to get a sweat on. Even here in a tropical paradise.
    2 days ago
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    Hi Steve!! Thank you for sharing your goals with me on my blog! I love your goals...very inspiring. Let’s keep doing our best every day! Have a great week!
    3 days ago
    Here we are at another Saturday my friend. This has been a whirlwind of a week with lots of new (to us) furniture coming in. DH is still hacking away and I'm getting concerned this may be more than a viral cold. After a cancer scare we always worry about the lungs as that evil scourge loves to move there. I guess he will need to get a scan...if it shows cancer has spread I'll be SO, SO sad. As you know he is my one and only honey bunny....please keep him in your prayers!

    I hope your weekend turns out to be pleasant so that you can enjoy your little getaway. If not there are some GREAT shows on Netflix...we have enjoyed a ton of them!

    Have fun my what makes you happy! emoticon
    5 days ago
    Happy Tuesday to you my friend! It's back up in the 80's here in sunny SW FL with 100%'s the humidity that is the killer...BUT I'm NOT complaining...I'll take humidity over ice, snow, and below freezing days ANY day!

    Hope your weather is mild and comfortable for you. Today I go to lunch with a friend so I'm really happy about that. The hubs is covering for me at the consignment gallery. During season when we have to work 6 days a week we try to trade off days. It surely helps a lot!

    He's been dealing with a nasty cough that seems determined to hang on and on. He did make a trip to the doctor who told him it's viral so it will have to run it's course.

    I worry of course...anytime you have had cancer you always worry about the lungs. But fingers and toes crossed it's just a nasty cough that will get better very soon! emoticon

    Sending you lots of hugs for a wonderful day!! What plans do you have for Valentine's Day. We will go out to our favorite restaurant Bonefish...they always do holidays so nicely! emoticon
    9 days ago
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