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DB and I walked the trails at Effigy Mounds, northeast Iowa

Weaving on a 200 year-old loom at a museum every fall.


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I live in Iowa; I knit, spin, weave, sew. If it has fiber I am all over it. Except for quilting and baskets; not enough time in the day.

SparkPeople was off my radar for a long, long time. But after finding a new way to go I am using it again. In April 2012 I reached my first goal of losing 60 pounds and have been at maintenance ever since. Which is not quite true. If you talked with my coach I was maintaining. But I gained weight back. Right now I am not 160 but 200. It was four years returning but it returned and now I am working to take it back down without the program I used in 2011-12.

According to BMI and current weight charts (which are totally inaccurate and illogical) I was still counted as obese at 161. But right now I do not feel as good as I could. Sooooo, on the trail to lose what I have gained and perhaps go a bit lower to see how that feels.

Member Since: 4/6/2009

Fitness Minutes: 32,760

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My biggest goal is to limber up and gain more stamina. The fact that pounds drop off is an added benefit.

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I have added more walking; taking the stairs going up. It is bumpy going with being consistent with weights.

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Iowa City, Iowa
Enforced retirment in February 2017 which makes me very happy for a number of reasons: 1-more time with DB; 2-able to walk more and not be tied to an office; 3-fibre related things, creating, conferences, etc.; and 4-be outside.

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"Make it work" has become a talisman for me. Many times I want to walk away but Tim G's voice in my head will not let me and so I go back into the fray to try and make it work.

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    thanks for reading my blog have a great aloha friday
    8 hours ago
    A whole room! Oh how I would love that! Thank you for the bloglove. All my life I had this little whisper in the back of my head ... "I'll save this for when I'm retired". Well. I'm retired now. LOL. Time to clean up the clutter.
    16 days ago
    Thank you for the bloglove. I'm glad it "spoke" to you. I'm mostly napping and reading these days but I haven't even been retired a month yet. sooner or later I'll impose some structure but while I'm wallowing in 3 year old-ish-ness I'm going to learn the lessons that has to teach me. Now .... what time is it? emoticon
    23 days ago
    I do most of my walking on a trail that is protected. Only half a mile or so is on the street getting to and from the trail.
    26 days ago
    Thanks for the Goodie! I always keep a large can of tomato juice on hand in case of skunks, it does cut the smell better than most other remedies. My dog is always on a leash and never alone on a line in the yard as she is a sight hound so fingers crossed the skunk and her never meet! Loving your weaving projects.
    27 days ago
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