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It's been 32 months since I've written here, where does the time go...? So, I'm making a serious commitment to my health after learning that I'm inching closer to dialysis. Since I can't imagine a world without me in it, I need to make changes now and I want to use Sparkpeople as a springboard.

HI, I'm baaccckkkk! Hibernated from the heat all summer; too hot to even go over to the pool in my apartment complex! Will be resuming my walk to P'town in October. After my job ended in March I made the decision to semi-retire ( real retirement 4/14). Am currently a substitute teacher and assessor for the Boston Public School system's adult education component. Gearing up to get back out on the road by re-entering training, health and wellness mode. (After trying to beat the heat all summer with ice cream!) I look forward to jumping back into the SPARKPEOPLE pool.

64 year old "Gramma" still feels 30 inside! I work full-time as a GED language arts instructor teaching inner-city young people. My health has been up and down throughout the years. I'm a sugar junkie and would like to restructure my eating habits from 80% unhealthy, 20% healthy to 80% healthy and 20% unhealthy. To celebrate my 65th birthday next year I am training to walk from Boston to Provincetown, MA (about 120 miles (for my 50th I walked a marathon). I'm looking forward to Sparkpeople's support and motivation.

Member Since: 4/25/2012

Fitness Minutes: 13,257

My Goals:
1. To complete my Nordic walk from Boston, MA to Provincetown. MA (120m) in celebration of my 65th year.

2. To be a beneficial presence everywhere I go.

My Program:
1. Provide excellent self-care

2. Drink 32 oz. of water daily

3. Strength train 2x weekly

4. Cardio 4x weekly

5. Sleep at least 7 hrs nightly

6. Chronicle my health journey

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" Time and trouble will tame an advanced young woman, but an advanced old woman is uncontrollable by any earthly force."
Dorothy Sayers

"The triumph can't be had without the struggle."
Wilma Rudolph

"I will write myself into well-being."
Nancy Mairs

"...if I carried on as I was, my future was not going to be what I wanted it to be....if I repeated what I did today 365 times, in a year's time I would not be any closer to where I wanted to be. My future was the accumulation of my todays - it was only by doing the right things, day after day, that I would create the future I wanted.... I had to make every day count."
Roz Savage
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    Stopping by to say hi. I'm new to SparkPeople and saw your page. I have a similar outlook / goal, thought I'd add you as a SP friend. :) emoticon
    606 days ago
    Hi Brenda, the team has been asking about you so I thought I'd stop by and ask where are you ??? I hope you and Luckett are safe. Please pop in and let us know something hon.

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    996 days ago
    Hi Brenda, just stopping by to check on you. Can you see over the snow yet? Do you have power? Please stop by when you can and catch us up on you and Luckett. emoticon
    1025 days ago
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    Stopping in to tell you.....
    You are AWESOME!!

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    thanks for dropping by...
    blessings and hugs.......lita

    1127 days ago
    Howdy Province. Hope you're having an amazing day. How's the walking going?
    1127 days ago
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