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In Medellin, Colombia! The flowers behind me are called "besos de poeta" (poet's kisses). :-)





In Cartagena, Colombia, October 2008.





With granddaughter Bea, Christmas 2011!



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Trying to be fit AND sane (not one at the expense of the other). I have a very full life--full-time job, freelance work, church involvement, writing poetry, Latin American solidarity work, being a mom & grandma. And a few other things that get fit into cracks here & there. And a tendency toward insomnia . . .

So I'm never going to be one of those people who devote hours every day to working out at the gym. But I need & want to lose some weight & get stronger--super important as I ...
Trying to be fit AND sane (not one at the expense of the other). I have a very full life--full-time job, freelance work, church involvement, writing poetry, Latin American solidarity work, being a mom & grandma. And a few other things that get fit into cracks here & there. And a tendency toward insomnia . . .

So I'm never going to be one of those people who devote hours every day to working out at the gym. But I need & want to lose some weight & get stronger--super important as I age. It's an ongoing struggle. I'm thankful to have many good resources available for learning here at SP, & many good friends to help keep me on track.
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Member Since: 9/22/2007

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My Goals:
* be strong & reasonably slim

* get 7.5-8 hours of sleep per night

* get to 150 (or less) & maintain

* make excellent use of the abundant veggies & fruits I get early June to late October through a CSA (community-sponsored agriculture) project

My Program:
* get to bed by 10:30-11:00 each night (it makes a big difference when I do!)

* cardio & strength training 5 times per week

* eat within my recommended range

* cook good food at home & eat out less (I've been doing this & it's kind to my budget as well as my waistline)

* give myself small rewards to keep it fun!

Personal Information:
I'm a writer (poet) & editor. Also love to sing harmony, read, folk dance, & just contemplate beautiful things. I'm a sporadic visual artist too & look forward to returning to a couple of picture-book projects when my schedule allows.

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BEATLETOT
12/18/2013 8:14:23 PM

MISS YOU!!!



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JIBBIE49
12/14/2013 9:57:54 AM

emoticon Happy Holidays. Don't quit. emoticon

I see your Spark Friend, RUNNERRACHEL is The Motivator of the Day. What an honor. emoticon



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ROCKPORT9
12/2/2013 5:25:46 PM

Thank you! emoticon emoticon



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ROCKPORT9
11/2/2013 11:50:13 AM

Skype is an amazing way to share experiences. Your granddaughter is a joy! I can't wait to hear about your Feb. trip. Hugs, Laurel



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ROCKPORT9
10/17/2013 11:05:00 AM

Thanks for the heads up on Greek yogurt! I am getting the added fruit kind. I was wondering about that. I had checked on my unsweetened cubed pears and was shocked at sugar content until I looked up the natural sugar in fresh pears. I am still learning. Hugs, Laurel



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