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I'm going to participate in the 5% Summer Challenge which officially starts on June 27.
I'm going to participate in the 5% Summer Challenge which officially starts on June 27.




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Member Since: 5/13/2007

My Goals:
I'm changing the way I think and act so that I can be the best person I can possibly be.

My Program:
To eat healthy foods in moderate amounts and to be very active throughout the day. To obtain these goals I need to foster a positive mindset.


Walk 60,000 weekly

Bike 3 x week

Strength train 3 x week

Calories 1500 or under daily

Personal Information:
My husband and I live in Texas and have horses, dogs, cats, goats and an emu.

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Member Comments:
9/1/2015 2:01:52 PM

Dear Marilyn,
That was such a sweet note. You are exactly as old as my 2nd daughter she turned 59 on 13th August. My eldest daughter is 62. I have 4 sons between 60 & 55.
Yes Marilyn dear, longevity is genetic and it is upto us to remain healthy. I lost my dad 5 years ago at the ripe age of 99 and my mom is still around at 97. She has mild dementia/alzhiemers, but otherwise is fighting fit. Praise the Lord.
In fact this morning was completely tied up attending to a "mommy tantrum". On bad days when mom's dementia acts up, she gives my dear sis-in-law who is her chief caregiver a real bad time. So this morning I got an SoS from her as mom was refusing to take her meds. So had to go dashing there to help calm mom down. They leave just a couple of miles aways so makes it easy.
Yes I am here to get fitter, knock off as many pounds as I can and get better at my mobility.
Well I can talk my head won't bore you any more.
Thanks for all the hugs and love
Sending the same right back to you.


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9/1/2015 5:17:33 AM

Dear Marilyn,

You are possibly the 4th or 5th person on Spark who has mentioned this lovely lady Mani to me. Yes I did visit her spark page but to unfortunately learn that she is no more with us. May she Rest-in-peace and I can see that she has left a huge void out here with so many people missing her still.

Her page says that she is from Kerala, well I am from Lucknow that is North India. Had I joined Spark a little earlier I would have made an effort to seek her out. As I have a couple of Grand daughters who live in Bangalore, an hour by flight to Ernakulam. Guess we were never destined to meet. :(

Have added you as a friend...and hope we can get to know each other better.

Much Love

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8/29/2015 1:59:06 PM

Re the juicer, I used to swear by mine, then started to use my stick blender to make smoothies. It got a bit tired and my bigger blender didn't cope with vegetables so I bought a nutribullet on the recommendation of my BIL who makes himself a smoothie every morning. There are a bunch of different types around, I don,t now how they compare but this one is so easy to use, quick and quiet, and a great way to deliver all the benefits of freggies, plus I add seeds, magnesium powder, flaxseeds. The smoothie makes it easy to deliver those weird supplements I would struggle to incorporate into my diet otherwise. And yes, you get all the fibre!

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8/28/2015 10:14:08 AM

Thanks for your reply and Sammy's hug. The show she is talking about is General Hospital. She has been watching it for years, I am just now catching up on it and characters. I have it on in the background because I am always doing something, crafty, woodsy. I just need some form of noise. I am not hooked to it, but some are! And at least fill me in when I am not sure what the story line is about. Don't you remember the famous duo "Luke and Laura" back in the 80's? That's GH

Love me some Sammy hugs!!!! Someday I may get to! I just don't travel so much because of the neuropathy, just can't feel if I am pushing in the clutch! lol emoticon

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8/22/2015 12:04:19 PM

emoticon Firecracker for being faithful to weigh in during the challenge.
Keep up the good work...:::see you 'round the Spark!

~ Laura

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