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First, the easy stuff. My favorite things include knitting, sitting by the stove on a cold wintry day, and reading. I am a couch potato, although I'll take my bentwood rocker over a couch any day.

I joined SparkPeople with the idea that I could get down to a nice slender weight. My BMI is okay, but it could be lower and still be in the normal category. And with a potentially arthritic hip, less weight is a good thing. I love the idea of C25K, but my hips won't tolerate a ...
First, the easy stuff. My favorite things include knitting, sitting by the stove on a cold wintry day, and reading. I am a couch potato, although I'll take my bentwood rocker over a couch any day.

I joined SparkPeople with the idea that I could get down to a nice slender weight. My BMI is okay, but it could be lower and still be in the normal category. And with a potentially arthritic hip, less weight is a good thing. I love the idea of C25K, but my hips won't tolerate a gentle jog across the yard, so I'm not about to embark on a schedule of torture. I may flirt with the idea every once in a while and jog for 30 seconds or so, but I am still limping away from those flirtations.

I love timelines, so here's a shot at one:
March 1, 2010 - 148.6 (gotta love that digital scale)
April 13, 2010 - joined SP at 141
June 2, 2010 - 135 lbs
July 26, 2010 - 129.8 lbs

And now, maintenance. I wouldn't mind losing some more, but between 125-130 seems to be a decent weight for me. A BMI under 20 sounds like a nice idea ... but there is such a thing as too thin, and I think 120 lbs would be it for me.
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February 2011 - 136 lbs
April 20, 2011 - 130 lbs
July 6, 2011 - 137 lbs
(ick, ick, ick)

Back to the nutrition tracker I go!

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Member Since: 4/13/2010

SparkPoints: 54,495

Fitness Minutes: 24,585

My Goals:
Maintenance! Or rather, decreasing back to my maintenance weight.


My Program:
Eat healthy. I think I eat fairly close to what people are calling 'eating clean'. I want to keep up with eating fruits and veggies, and not worry so much about the calories from yummy homemade bread from freshly ground flour, too.

Strength training (wimpy, because I am a couch potato) 3x/wk. (doing horribly on this.)

Walking when the weather and bugs permit - a mile or two at a time.

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Minnesota, USA

Homemaker, Master Knitter, Homeschooler, and much more!

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SPEEDYDOG
8/26/2014 10:18:31 AM

Thanks for your comment on my "pedal wheelie gone wrong" status. My bike is fine because it landed on top of me! Ligaments and bones are all good. My $150 super-duper mountain bike helmet took the blow for my head.

I just ended-up with some internal bleeding. That bleeding has stopped and I am on the mend.

Thanks, Bruce



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_COSMOPAULATAN_
6/3/2014 7:32:44 AM

I have yet to master/enjoy the banana ice cream thing. I'm not the biggest fan of banana flavor, so that will be a challenge... but I'm up for one! Thanks for stopping by and encouraging me. Baby steps are really the hardest part.



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SPEEDYDOG
4/20/2014 7:09:42 PM

Thanks for you comment on my "$1,2oo repair on my wife's car" status. I would not have minded her investment in her car, however, this last breakdown nearly made the right rear tire, wheel and axle fall off.

In the past year we had the transmission rebuild for $5,000, the transfer case rebuilt for $2,800, new wheels installed for $1,500, and now $1, 200 to repair the rear axle. That is a total of $10,500 plus towing charges.

The car is 14 years old, gets 15 mpg and burns oil. The car needs to be given a Viking's funeral!

Thanks, Bruce



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SPEEDYDOG
2/2/2014 11:49:47 AM

Thanks for dropping by my "Ankle Surgery Update" blog. I have a "Bone Healer" herbal tea that I am drinking. The tea may, or may not, do any good. However, the tea is really tasty.

Thanks, Bruce



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LAURALITE
10/20/2013 9:29:33 PM

Thanks for the low-carb goodie! Haha, I get that SparkPeople might not consider bacon an appropriately healthy goodie. ;-/
(Why I'm doing my logging on a low-carb site these days.) I've gotten back to where I was at my lowest, before I fell off the wagon, so it's all "new" weight loss from here. I know what you mean about nutrition - so many conflicting "facts" and theories. But I have discovered for sure that my particular body does not process carbs well, and is much happier and healthier on a low-carb ketogenic diet. Great that you're feeling healthy and satisfied where you are, and keeping up your biking.
Happy to have reconnected!
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