100,000-149,999 SparkPoints 107,530

Swimming Pool

Classy 70's

Aerobics Step
Classy 70's

Interact with GAILRUU
Add as SparkFriend Send Private Message Leave Comment Recent Message
Board Posts

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.

Member Since: 12/29/2006

Fitness Minutes: 71,201

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.

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

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

Read More About GAILRUU - Profile Information moved here. (Updated April 6)

Shown if member clicks "Read More"
My Goals:

My Program:

Personal Information:

Other Information:

Personal Signature: (Shown after Message Board Posts)
Add a Link
Save Changes
My Ticker:
 current weight: 157.2 
Login to Leave Comment
  • v ROCKLAND2010
    Just stopping by to say 'hi', visit and meet new Spark friends. Happy Thursday!
    1082 days ago
  • v TUDAFD
    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.
    1086 days ago
    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. =)
    1088 days ago
    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!

    1089 days ago
    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.
    1089 days ago
Member Comments (443):  < Previous12345Next >Last >>