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November 7, 2015

I am a wife, sailor, teacher, and cyclist. I live in Michigan and love being outdoors. This year on 11.7.15, I will turn 50. Even though I am very active, I am overweight and borderline obese with a BMI of 29.65. I have been struggling with my weight ever since I hit 40. I want 2015 to be the year I get to my goal of 130 pounds.
I am a wife, sailor, teacher, and cyclist. I live in Michigan and love being outdoors. This year on 11.7.15, I will turn 50. Even though I am very active, I am overweight and borderline obese with a BMI of 29.65. I have been struggling with my weight ever since I hit 40. I want 2015 to be the year I get to my goal of 130 pounds.




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Member Since: 5/12/2006

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Fitness Minutes: 55,062

My Goals:
My 12 Spark Commandments for Better Living:
1. Remember that love is the most important thing.
2. Be kind to everyone.
3. Don't gossip.
4. Laugh often.
5. Eat vegetables with every meal.
6. Always choose water.
7. Have a plan.
8. Avoid time wasters: watching TV, playing video games, aimlessly surfing the web.
9. Something is better than nothing (exercise, cleaning, saving money, etc.)
10. Be quiet.
11. Be mindful.
12. Do it NOW!


My Program:
Exercise Plan
Do 6 workouts per week. Of that 6 times, 3 must be strength training (Cathe STS). On cardio days, I'll do Zumba and cycling.

Food Plan
Shoot for 1200 calories, but no more than 1500.
Spend the weekend preparing portion-controlled meals for the week.

Why lose weight?
I want to be not just active but athletic.
I want to wear clothes that currently don't fit me.
I want to be in photographs with my family instead of hiding from the camera.




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�Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.� - Mark Twain

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SPARKED2BFIT
3/30/2015 7:58:10 AM

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There's an inner beauty about a woman who believes in herself and knows she's capable of the extraordinary.


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A beauty in the determination of a woman who dances to the beat of her own drum regardless of the obstacles in her path.


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The beauty of a woman whose strength and courage comes in loving and being loved.. unconditionally.

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So keep believing, keep dancing, keep singing the song in your heart and most of all.. keep being your beautiful self, sis!


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AMURDOCK68
3/22/2015 8:43:44 PM

Hi, Barb! We ahd my parents here for Spring Break and that was fun. But it rained, rained, rained. So thankful for this past Mon-Tue sunshine, the daffodils and the budding trees. You?



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3/21/2015 5:04:45 AM

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emoticon There will be days when you feel like giving up... don't.
emoticon There will be days when you feel like you don't have what it takes... you do!
emoticon There will be days when everything seems to be falling apart... it won't!

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and those will be the days that you'll look back and say,

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3/16/2015 9:07:36 PM

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Every positive change in life begins with a decision that we are going to
either do something or stop doing something, but it can't hurt to have a
little luck of the irish on this journey, so this one's for you... cheers!!
Happy St Patrick's Day! Stay Sparked! emoticon emoticon



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3/9/2015 7:41:35 PM

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Spring is in the air... a time for planting and nurturing the seeds
of our desires. And a new chapter in our lives to start something
fresh and trust the magic of beginnings! emoticon



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