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I am Grateful for a full, rich and Blessed life!

My husband and I have been gifted with the presence of two beautiful grand-nieces and now a grand-nephew. Great incentive to stay healthy!

I started Spark in June of 2007 (at my sister's suggestion), restarted a few times and finally became 'serious' two years later after receiving my before photo. I met goal weight in late December 2009 and as incentive and reward went to Barbados with friends. (It is so wonderful NOT having to try on bathing suits...)

I continued to lose weight, partially because I couldn't figure how to reset the nutrition tracker, partly because I increased my exercise and partly because I was not yet comfortable with my body. I lost 10 more pounds over the next 3 months, for a total of 35 pounds and settled into my 'home shape.'

I celebrated a year anniversary of my before picture 5/24/10. Since that time I've fluctuated a few pounds and maintained a healthy BMI of 19-20.

I've found great friends with amazing stories, drive, determination and accomplishments on this site, and am honored to share in their victories and setbacks however small or large.

My goal is to be 'Fit for Life', so while I remain committed to healthy eating and exercise, I've expanded my horizons to include meditation. I am thoroughly enjoying my new journey, my new friends and my new adventure into blogging.

I hope all who visit my spark page, will find this site as rewarding as I have.

Update 01.30.12: I am starting on a new fat loss and muscle gain journey and shedding 10 'holiday' pounds.

Update 03.20.12: I am ThanksGiving for the miracles in my life as I continue on my healthy journey.

Update 07.03,14: Getting the Spark back - 5 more pounds and much muscle to go...

Update 04.25.15: At home weight and settling in.

Member Since: 6/4/2007

Fitness Minutes: 194,843

My Goals:
"Don't ask yourself what the world needs; ask yourself what makes you come alive. Then go and do that. Because what the world needs is people who come alive." Harold Whitman
My goal is to come alive.

My Program:
Continue healthy eating and exercise including 3 days of cardio, 2 days of strength training, riding my bike to work, with GFs on Saturday & DH on Sunday. Improve my meditation journey, faithful consumption of 8 glasses of water daily and moderate red wine consumption.

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    Happy Thanksgiving, dear Spark friend!
    11 days ago
  • v JENNY888
    Thanks for visiting and commenting on my blog yesterday. It was nice to hear from you again. Have a wonderful day today.
    17 days ago
    KALIGIRL, thank you so much for your congratulations and kind words! Hope all is well with you!
    19 days ago
  • v -WISPY-
    Kali I am. It was in the South Island. People down there are saying the good news is it happened in the middle of the night.

    The quake was right along a world famous coastline part where there are amazing train rides right along the waterside with towering mountains. The slips are right along there and I do not believe any tourists were hurt. They were the first to be taken by helicopter to safety. The local Maori were cooking up fresh lobster for anyone who wanted. They believe in giving freely to anyone who comes.... it has been such a heart warming experience in the aftermath.

    The South Island is very prone to quakes. This one is not far from the last really bad one a few years ago. A different fault line though.

    Thank you. x
    19 days ago
  • v FITGIRL999
    Thank you for your encouragement on my blog! emoticon
    24 days ago
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