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I was using Spark several years ago with very good results. Life happens and I went back to old habits of eating too much and a sedentary life and gained it all back. One year ago I had a major health scare with multiple small pulmonary emboli and decided I had to make major changes in what I was doing. I joined Weight Watchers and have slowly lost most of what I had gained. I had been a Curves member until the local one closed. I bought a Fitbit Charge HR on sale after Thanksgiving and it ...
I was using Spark several years ago with very good results. Life happens and I went back to old habits of eating too much and a sedentary life and gained it all back. One year ago I had a major health scare with multiple small pulmonary emboli and decided I had to make major changes in what I was doing. I joined Weight Watchers and have slowly lost most of what I had gained. I had been a Curves member until the local one closed. I bought a Fitbit Charge HR on sale after Thanksgiving and it has motivated me to increase my daily steps from 2000 to 3000 a day to now over 10,000 consistently. I feel so much better physically and about how I view myself. I have about 15 more pounds to go to get back to my goal but I feel I can do it now.
I track my points on the WW site but I was curious how I was doing with calories and nutrients which I can't do on their site. I do find it easier to interact here with other members than on the WW site so doing both is good for me and keeps me motivated.
My insurance plan finally offered a senior program that I can use at a gym near me and I go there twice a week for strength training and social activities.
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Member Since: 12/29/2006

SparkPoints: 105,766

Fitness Minutes: 68,603

My Goals:
I want to be able to live in my own home as long as I live! Keeping active and strong will help me achieve that.

My Program:
I have been keeping track of my food intake for a year and exercising for an hour a day minimum using my treadmill, Curves and walking or working in my garden during warmer months.


I follow Weight Watchers and also track on Spark. My exercise consists of Wii activities and a gym in the winter and once summer is here I will be very busy in my garden.











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I live in northern Minnesota where winters are long and cold and summers are beautiful.

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I love mystery novels, the movie Pride and Prejudice (with Kiera Knightly), sewing, quilting and pets.

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ROCKLAND2010
6/13/2013 8:04:36 AM

Just stopping by to say 'hi', visit and meet new Spark friends. Happy Thursday!
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TUDAFD
6/8/2013 11:10:20 PM

Thanks for the comments on my fishing blog. I love fresh fish, too, and it's been a long time since I've had any. We're going to try our luck, again, tomorrow if the weather cooperates.



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STRNGNGRNDED
6/6/2013 7:27:28 PM

Thank you for visiting my blog and reading the SP article. I'm in agreement with you. Our bodies weren't meant to deal with the chemicals. I also garden naturally ie organically.
Thanks again for stopping by. =)
Melody



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NJOYNOW
6/5/2013 3:29:47 PM

Hi there! Thanks for stopping by my blog.

Curious to know what those "good tasting things that I used to enjoy" are. Maybe there are adaptations that can allow you to have similar, but healthier versions? There is SO much more you can have besides chicken breasts!





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LUCKY-LISA
6/5/2013 2:50:22 PM

Thanks for reading my blog and asking about how you would cook an elf. I did google this and did put a reply on my blog. LOL! I am still laughing! Must be overtired today.



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