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Living in the moment!!!

I have been a member of Sparkpeople since 2006. I am returning after a year or more away as I took care of my husband who just passed on April 27, 2013. The friends that I have made here have stuck with me through all the difficult times. After reading my profile, I find that I do not need to change a thing other than my own attitude. Everything here is what I need to do. So here I am back at it.

I am a 60+ retired high school teacher. I was married 47 years to my college ...
I have been a member of Sparkpeople since 2006. I am returning after a year or more away as I took care of my husband who just passed on April 27, 2013. The friends that I have made here have stuck with me through all the difficult times. After reading my profile, I find that I do not need to change a thing other than my own attitude. Everything here is what I need to do. So here I am back at it.

I am a 60+ retired high school teacher. I was married 47 years to my college sweetheart. I have two married sons and four grandchildren. I am a breast cancer survivor. I have been truly blessed over the years and feel grateful for all of these blessings in my life.

Update 1/1/10 My weight has returned to where it was when I started Sparkpeople. I am refocusing and redirecting my life as I work to bring change and make my life an adventure.


Progress
SW 179 (8/7/06)
LW 163 (8/1/07)
CW175(3/15/10)
GW 140

9/4/13 My weight this morning was at 182 at WW. This is the beginning of a new month and a new me.
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Member Since: 8/7/2006

SparkPoints: 94,355

Fitness Minutes: 55,826

My Goals:
I want to lose 10% of my weight and lower my BMI . I want to create a healthy lifestyle and remain healthy for many years to come.


My Program:
To stay within my calorie range of 1200-1500 calories.
To drink 8 glasses of water a day.
Increase whole grains. Exercise everyday. Do 30 min cardio 5x wk. Do strength exercises 3x wk.

Personal Information:
I live in Illinois. A small town east of Peoria. I retired from teaching special education in June of 2005. My hobbies include knitting, scrapbooking, and reading. I am in the process of learning about the "new normal" for my life as a single woman.

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My mantra: "I am healthy, fit, full of energy. I allow my body to absorb only what's nourishing. I radiate joy." That is my hope anyway.
1/10 My intention: To savor each moment, wherever I am and whatever I'm doing. To accept what is , regardless of my opinion about it.

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~KINDREDSPIRIT~
7/4/2014 5:54:06 AM

May the fourth be with you!!!
hugs,
barbara

May the fourth be with you!!!
hugs,
barbara
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ILOVEROSES
6/26/2014 10:00:06 AM

You do know me well Marilyn. emoticon



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~KINDREDSPIRIT~
6/25/2014 7:27:34 PM

Marilyn,

I haven't been around for a while, but thought I'd drop in since I am back. Hoping you stop in.

take care
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barbara



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HOLDINGMYOWN
1/26/2014 9:45:57 PM

Hi Marilyn~~ emoticon for commenting on my SNOW blog...
Yes I do love living so far north~
When I was living in Scotland my Canadian friends would ask me what I missed from Canada~~And they would scream when I said I missed our winters and snow!
Not ALL Canadians are as crazy as me~~LOL



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BEWELL48
1/12/2014 8:32:33 AM

Thanks for the welcome on the "fun loving over 60's team". Yes, have been logging in daily. In the past have even jumped onto the daily chit chat thread. Currently in a job that encompasses way too many hours per week. Hoping to make some changes this year. You may see me again on " chit chat" one of these days. Joyce prompted me......she is a great 'cheer leader ' for the team.
And thanks for the goodie! Much appreciated!
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