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Thanks for visiting my Spark page! I recently retired from a wonderful 30 year career in elementary education. In addition to teaching, I have also been designing and selling jewelry for nearly 25 years. My jewelry is available online, at my website, and in local shows. I am looking forward to devoting more time to this pursuit now that I am retired. I also love travel, reading, floral arranging,cooking and spending time with friends and family. I've been married to my best friend for 37 years and we have 2 adult children and a baby grandson. My initial goal is to loose 10% of my body weight, which would put me at 190 lbs. I'd love to have you leave a message on my Spark page! If I can help you, in any way, on your journey toward a healthier life, please let me know. We can do this together! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Copie
d this off another SP page and I love it. It just about sums it all up! Get off the couch And move your butt Drink your water Suck in that gut Eat your veggies And Cut the Fat I'm changing ME and that is THAT ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ A meaningful life requires hard work Part of being a good leader and good example is holding people accountable to their promises. To reach your goals, you need to be a strong leader of yourself. That means making sure you live up to the promises you made to yourself and to others. Your goals are important to you. They'll also require some work. If you could put one person in charge of your most personal, most precious goals, would you hire someone who looks for the easy way out or just talks a good game? Or would you entrust them to the person who willingly takes action and does whatever is needed to make it happen? You can handle the job. Prove yourself trustworthy by showing up every day with your sleeves rolled up. *************************************

Member Since: 7/7/2007

Fitness Minutes: 9,410

My Goals:
First Goal: To button my size 18 pants. I can zip them, but not button them without asphyxiating myself!

Loose 10% of my starting weight.

To reduce my BMI to 29.9, (no longer obese)

To wear size 16 pants!

My Program:
Make healthy food choices. Stay under 1,800 calories. Work on portion control. Track all that I eat.

Move more: taking walks, practicing yoga, swimming, riding horseback, cleaning house--whatever gets me off the couch!

Get 7-8 hours of sleep at night.

Personal Information:
I recently retired and so we're in a new stage of life and I want to be healthy enough to enjoy it!

I have a number of health conditions. Most can't be "cured", but all will improve with weight loss and exercise!

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