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This is my favorite porch to sit on. We have 2 of them. This one faces west.

A shape I don't want to acquire. ;-)

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March 1, 2015 - 40,000 Spark Points

Hitting a points milestone should be another motivator for me to stick with this.
Really, I haven't "not stuck" with this. Sometimes, I just don't have the internet so it creates a little break in my streak.
Hitting a points milestone should be another motivator for me to stick with this.
Really, I haven't "not stuck" with this. Sometimes, I just don't have the internet so it creates a little break in my streak.



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 current weight: 131.6 

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Member Since: 4/26/2007

SparkPoints: 43,640

Fitness Minutes: 37,683

My Goals:
Just to be at a healthy weight and in good shape so I don't end up turning into one of those little short roly poly grandmas someday.

It's a battle.

I started out as an infant on the wrong side of a healthy weight.

My Program:
Guess I should update here more often. I'm not following the low-carb plan. I didn't like the low-carb plan.
Common sense. That's what I'm trying now. After all, those "diets" that are strict really don't work in the long run and the grand scheme of a lifetime.
So, I'm trying to keep everything balanced.

I'm using SparkPeople and the inspiration I get from those here with me.

Personal Information:
St. Clair County is my main homefront. We also have land in da UP N. of Newberry and another home in Atlanta, MI.
I'm married to Steve, have 2 wonderful daughters by a previous marriage.
We have fish in 1 in-house tanks, fish in the pond, and a fat cat named Iggy Thunder,
and Mildred Violet the Dog. We walk outside just about everyday for our exercise. Iggy Thunder - now known as the Fat Cat should join us.
I'm working at Ford Sterling Axle in Sterling Heights as a housekeeping supervisor.
Someday soon I hope to be retired at an earlier age so I can get back to enjoying things I love to do and being able to keep up with all these chores.

Other Information:
I knit for myself and have a shop on Etsy where I'm hoping to sell more of my pieces. It's been slow.
My current reading consists of two rather large books on nutrition that were written by the Mayo Clinic and the Dietetic Association. I did learn that I don't need to buy vitamins since we really don't need the amounts of each vitamin and mineral that we're told. Save some $!

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Member Comments:
1/1/2012 3:26:37 PM

Congrats on you knitting business, Right now things are very slow for me. I have signed up on ETSY but for some reason I can't get posted. Computer glitch or something.
Happy New Year, Do you do knitted animals. May be we could share patterns. Let me know.

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7/20/2011 9:36:18 PM

Gwen - Sorry answering your 17 July post a bit late. I am in Texas and enjoying the heat like the rest of the country. . emoticon Sounds like you have a lovely place. Hope you are having a great week. -Maggie

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7/11/2011 5:55:49 PM

Thanks Gwen. I've got to get more serious.

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7/11/2011 5:43:19 PM

Hey, hey...good for you!!! I see you lost a pound!!!

A new job? What are you doing? Glad to see you're getting back into SP a little stronger.
emoticon Gwen

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4/17/2011 1:20:06 PM

emoticon Happy FOURTH SparkVersary!! emoticon

What an accomplishment. 14,470 joined during the week you did but nearly all of them have long since quit. emoticon Set new goals and make this Fifth year your best ever!! emoticon

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