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The change of the seasons is upon us and it is now time to slow down the hectic pace of summer and settle into the rhythms of Autumn. The changing leaves and cooler temperatures also issue in a whole new selection of fruits and veggies! Squash,pumpkins, sweet potatoes ,apples, grapes and pears are just a few of the Autumns bounty! Sweet, crisp apples and apple cider are my favorites! Those of you who walk for exercise are treated to the fabulous colors and the crisp air that come with the autumn days!

I have been here on SP now for 6 months! Things are going slowly for me and I have not lost as much as I wanted to by now, but I am still here! My new eating plan is second nature now and I am getting used to exercise again! I knew that this would take a long time and I am in it for the long haul!

Member Since: 3/25/2013

Fitness Minutes: 7,497

My Goals:
I am here because my doctor mentioned me losing weight. I haven't thought about weight loss in a while, and decided it was time.
I have various health issues, including a brain tumor, that limit my ability to exercise, so one of my pressing goals is to be able to do chair exercise. I am a bit weak at the moment and I need to build my stamina.

My Program:

This site is a major motivating factor for me right now!
I wanted to use Weight Watchers, since it really works for me, but I can't afford the fees right now. So I am following the diet plan provided here, and modifying the menus to fit what I like.
I do at least 30 minutes of indoor cycling every day,
I do various strength training routines.

Personal Information:
I am 50 years old (51 in June)
I am a nurse and a Medical Technologist, but I can no longer work due to my health. I use a mobilty scooter to get around, due to the dizziness that I always have.
I live in Baltimore, MD in a highrise for elderly and disabled people.
I am a jewelry designer and I love to quilt!

Other Information:
I spend my time quilting, making jewelry, reading, watching movies, and cooking. In good weather, I like to go out and ride around the town on my scooter. I am close to everything I need (stores,bank, doctors,etc.)

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  • v KITTYCAT64
    I like your new Autumn spark page. It is my favorite time of year. Keep sparking. emoticon
    2787 days ago
    Thanks for reading my blog and commenting. It means a lot when someone takes those minutes to stop and visit. Love your Autumn page...just can't believe we're almost right up to October already!!!!

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    2788 days ago
    I saw your comment on Chelsea's page, and your comment about a motorized chair intrigued me. I read your bio, and it seems like we have some things in common. I USED (thank God) to use a jazzy. Fortunately, it's in the garage for now! I have MS. I see you're a leader for the Stephanie Plum team. I didn't even think about having a team for that topic. I'll have to check it out. I do love Evanovich's writing. I hope it's OK that I've added you as a friend. emoticon emoticon emoticon
    2789 days ago
  • v CAROLYN0107
    Thanks for visiting my blog about Challenges. The first two challenges only require that I set a goal and try to make my goal. The second challenge only requires that I lose weight each week. It's the third challenge that will stretch me keeping at my daily walks. Since breaking my knee (and wrist) last year (March 2012), my walking has become more difficult. I see you're on the Chair team. I've been on that team for awhile so I have some chair dvds too but since I have osteoporosis, walking is better for my bones when I can do it. I am a nurse too and I teach Nursing in Africa. I will leave Africa next year for retirement as I am already over 64 years old. I'm trying to figure out where to live and I do have experience living for awhile in a Sr. Apartment complex. I liked it. I might try to get a condo when i get back to the States. Enjoy your weekend.
    2789 days ago
  • v FRAN0426
    Thanks for the comment on my blog.
    2799 days ago
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