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My name is Grace and I live in NM. I finally understand what it means to make a lifestyle change. I lost and regained weight in my first two years on Sparks because I was dieting and then going 'off' my diet. It was the third year that I made a sincere lifestyle change. I now eat whatever I want - in moderation - and I exercise almost every day. I have some ups and downs but they're minimal because I get back into my new lifestyle as soon as the scale goes up a pound or two. Some of my ...
My name is Grace and I live in NM. I finally understand what it means to make a lifestyle change. I lost and regained weight in my first two years on Sparks because I was dieting and then going 'off' my diet. It was the third year that I made a sincere lifestyle change. I now eat whatever I want - in moderation - and I exercise almost every day. I have some ups and downs but they're minimal because I get back into my new lifestyle as soon as the scale goes up a pound or two. Some of my plateaus last longer than I would like, but I'm cosistantly moving downward towards my goal. In the last year, I've actually lost weight on a trip- which usually meant a 10 pound gain! I look at my weight loss - not as a destination, but as a journey to good health. It will be a lifelong journey.

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Mother is 103 years old
I loved to teach 1st graders
I still teach my great nieces & nephew on our "Craft Day" every other week
Enjoys gardening
Has visited 49 of the states in the US
Been to Mexico and Canada
I've collected unicorns, angels, dolls and crystal over the years
Loves to read
Enjoys using the Wii Fit
Has a treadmill & stationary bike
Likes to ride my bike
Went to UNM
Some of my previous hobbies - stain glass, leatherwork, crochet, macrame, printing, beading, jewelry making
Been retired 15 years
Had gall bladder surgery in June - 1st surgery ever!
Moved to NM when 4 yrs old
Worked at a drive in theater
Worked in Dean's office during college
Can touch type
loves to cook
Met my DH at a Flea Market
Been married 25 years
Have met 4 Sparks Friends from other states/countries
Been on Sparks since 2007
Have lost 60 pounds on Sparks
Likes to play computer games
Likes board games
Likes to play cards
My favorite TV show is NCIS
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Member Since: 1/20/2007

SparkPoints: 143,109

Fitness Minutes: 129,104

My Goals:
1. Stay at the low end of my calorie range.
2. Exercise 30 minutes every day.
3. Do ST at least 3x a week.
4. Have 100% participation in all challenges.
5. Reach Onederland

My Program:
I've just joined WW and will be tracking pts. I needed a change!

I will do 30 minutes of cardio every day.

I will do Strength Training 3 days a week including upper, lower, core.

Personal Information:
My name is Grace and I live in , New Mexico with my wonderful husband. We are both retired now - he is retired Navy and I'm a retired school teacher. We love to travel in our motor home.

Other Information:
I enjoy traveling. I am a voracious reader (mostly historical romances, mystery, some scifi), I also love to quilt, scrapbook and work with ceramics and pottery. We are very active in our church.

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Member Comments:
KAYMOM
2/12/2015 2:31:08 PM

Thanks Grace! So happy I'm on the navy Ninjas! GReat team and you are a great leader! Thanks for all you do!



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2LABS2LOVE
2/4/2015 9:05:30 PM

emoticon Glad to meet another teacher and lab lover too.

Christie



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4EVER21B
1/28/2015 4:25:19 PM

Thanks so much for reading my blog! Miss you!



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1/19/2015 8:53:48 PM

emoticon but that's my fault! Hope you are well.




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BKWERM
1/10/2015 5:35:30 PM

Just visiting my new teammate's pages. I loved seeing all your quiltings. My mum quilted and I love textiles as art. And, I see your mum has the creative gene, too. Wonderful stuff!

We have a couple of things in common -- both love reading (my preferences are mysteries, romantic suspense and YA) and both love playing computer games, board games and cards.

Looking forward to getting to know you better.



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