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Apollo at the dog agility track. He's panting and I'm not? Hey I ran, too! Lol.





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Hi!!

I'm a 62 (now 64) year old woman ex workaholic that was stopped in my tracks by a really bad back. For the past 10 years I've been floundering around trying to find just the right lifestyle and diet. I found Spark People on a forum game and here I am. I confess I'm a slow starter. I found "SparkCoach" today and something changed inside of me. It seems there's more to this diet thing than I thought. I realize I need to change just about everything! I like the program here and ...
Hi!!

I'm a 62 (now 64) year old woman ex workaholic that was stopped in my tracks by a really bad back. For the past 10 years I've been floundering around trying to find just the right lifestyle and diet. I found Spark People on a forum game and here I am. I confess I'm a slow starter. I found "SparkCoach" today and something changed inside of me. It seems there's more to this diet thing than I thought. I realize I need to change just about everything! I like the program here and the site is very supportive. This 62 year old woman with a back problem is not the same as I used to be, but maybe I can find a new me, inside of me.

UPDATE 5/14. It's been two years and can you believe it, I'm two years older! I'm 64! Lol. I'm fully entrenched in the SP program and love it! If interested in my progress and life see my blogs.
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Member Since: 5/22/2012

SparkPoints: 42,448

Fitness Minutes: 30,291

My Goals:
I want to be super healthy, since I have Rheumatoid Auto-Immune Disease I want to be as pain free as possible. I also have hyptothryroid (Hashimoto's) My goals are to swim competively, walk a marathon, do indoor rock climbing and marry a rich husband. Well I can dream can't I? Lol.

My 2015 Spring 5% Challenge exercise goals:
Saturday swim class. 1 hr.
Saturday swim technique practice. 1 hr.
Aqua exercises Mon-Tues-Fri with 30 min.
Swim laps a minumum of 5 days weekly for one hour.
Ten minute,10 lb bar bell exercises Monday, Wed, Friday.
Monday thru Sunday, 10 minutes stretching after warm ups.
Heavy house cleaning Tuesdays and Saturdays, 1 hour.
Mon-Thurs-Saturday.Knee exercises: squats 10 reps from chair to wobbly board. Leg raises 10 reps front, back and lateral 10 min. Mon-Wed-Fri.
Tai Chi 30 min of form practice Mon-Wed-Fri.

Try Yoga class first week of April.


My Program:
I hate exercise so I have had to become creative. My program consists of Tai Chi, and Chi Walking, I use the Total Immersion Swimming method. I love the Mediterranean diet foods and am on the EAT to LIVE Diet Plan by Joel Fuhrman M.D.

There's a forum for all the things I do. See my forums if you're interested in joining.

Personal Information:
City girl from Manhattan. N.Y. I moved to Florida and became a pediatric rehabilitation RN in my mid twenties and never looked back. I have two wonderful children and an awesome grandson. I do love it here during the winter and have learned to endure the brutal heat and humidity of the summers. I am a Learn to Swim children's instructor year round and adore it. 5/14 I just earned my Red Cross certification in water safety and Learn to Swim for all ages! Everyone should know how to swim! Message me if you are interested in Learn to Swim information. I can help you get started! :)
3/15: I just earned my Red Cross Life
guarding certification. Yay!

Other Information:
I am a book collector and avid reader. My favorite genre is Dystopian Sci-Fi. Author: Margaret Atwood- The Handmaid's Tale and women's non-fiction. Special interest is the middle east. My favorite games are 3-D puzzles and Sudoku. I love iphone photography. I do make jewelry and want to learn quilting.

Since Autism runs in the family, I am well read in this subject. I am presently working on a picture book for children with Autism. I am searching for a photographer for my book. If you know Photoshop (or the like) and are interested, please do message me :)

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BARBIE176
3/27/2015 4:01:21 PM

My quote for you today is by Marcia Wieder:

"Commitment leads to action. Action brings your dream closer."

So, here's to having a dream filled weekend! emoticon emoticon




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GRANJERRY1
3/26/2015 8:03:10 AM

Wow Elona, I am so impressed with your page....a swimming instructor for kids...what fun....swimming is something I never learnt. I do comeacrsoss water therapy for seniors and senior swimming to improve mobility, but unfortunately we don't have anything like this in the small town where I live in India.

Well you are a sprightly young lady of 64, my daughter-in-law turned 64 on the 12th of this month and my Daughter turns 70 in May....

Saw your pics and love your hair.....well I guess my hair is as long too, but extremely scanty and only silver.....

God Bless You and wish you a great Thursday

Hugs, Prayers & Blessings



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BARBIE176
3/25/2015 5:53:10 PM

My quote for you for today is by Michael John Bobak:

"All progress takes place outside the comfort zone."

Have a Wonderful Wednesday! emoticon emoticon



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BARBIE176
3/24/2015 12:12:14 AM

Today's quote is by Tony Dorsett:

" To succeed, you need to find something to hold on to, something to motivate you, something to inspire you."

So, here's wishing you success tomorrow in finding your inspiration! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon



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SPARKED2BFIT
3/23/2015 5:13:02 AM

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for your thoughtful and sweet message and of course the workout clothes..lol i love to fill my home with earth tones... but in other things like clothing... i love violet.

thanks again and have a great day and week! emoticon emoticon emoticon



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