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Musician, bookworm, dancer, photographer.
I originally lost 15 lbs. tracking my food on Spark and using Leslie Sansone Walk At Home DVDs, as well as walk/running outdoors.
I've started running more and walking for longer periods, as well as using some Coach Nicole videos for ST and cardio. But this summer, I have slipped...enjoying a little too much food...still pretty healthy but I need to cut quantities and do more veggies consistently.

Don't know when I will reach ...
Musician, bookworm, dancer, photographer.
I originally lost 15 lbs. tracking my food on Spark and using Leslie Sansone Walk At Home DVDs, as well as walk/running outdoors.
I've started running more and walking for longer periods, as well as using some Coach Nicole videos for ST and cardio. But this summer, I have slipped...enjoying a little too much food...still pretty healthy but I need to cut quantities and do more veggies consistently.

Don't know when I will reach my ultimate goal. Right now, it is two steps forward, one step back...or vice versa. However, I am hopeful! I do feel consistently fit and at age 67, that's a good thing.

Fave quotes:
"Try Again. Fail again. Fail better." Samuel Beckett

“Don’t trade what you want most for what you want at this moment.”

"Mind like parachute - only function when open!" Charlie Chan

"The only worse thing than having made a mistake is failing to understand your mistake." Oswald Sobrino, Catholic blogger

"This self is not a cage to be escaped, in pursuit of elusive joy: it is in me." CAROLINAMUSED

“The mighty oak was once a little nut that stood its ground.” - Unknown

KARVY09 - "Food's always going to be there. What works for me is tackling it head on instead of avoiding it."

Madeleine L'Engle - "The great thing about getting older is that you don't lose all the other ages you've been."

Marcel Proust - “The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes.”

"Live by the 80/20 rule. Eating nutritious foods 80% of the time and "fun" foods 20% of the time is a healthy goal." - Sparkpeople article
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SARAWALKS is happy to be meeting some Spark friends here in Paris! Saturday, Claire...today, Nan! Merci, tous les deux!
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Member Since: 5/12/2010

SparkPoints: 43,999

Fitness Minutes: 88,236

My Goals:
I've reached a major weight loss goal of 139, but I'm now working on maintaining that & losing 5-7 more pounds by the end of August 2012. I've gotten much more comfortable running, and I have more energy for my day! I'm also enjoying fitting into smaller clothes. Thanks, SparkPeople and SparkFriends! Hugs!

My Program:
I've gotten more structured as a result of sparking!
Goal - 3-5 miles a day, either outdoors or with Leslie Sansone DVDs.
I need to do more ST...but a daily structure just does not work for me.
I'm trying a simpler approach to ST, seeing if I can fit in sets of it while waiting for things to cook, etc.

I had worked up to 8 lb. weights for arms but am now back to 5 lbs. for all but the easiest moves.


Personal Information:
I'm from Pennsylvania & turned 67 this summer. I'd like to continue to look & feel younger than that! I'd like to be able to dance and sing forever, and haul my suitcase around Europe with no pain.

Other Information:
I love my Kindle & my local library! I also enjoy contradancing & ballroom dancing, when I can find a partner. I am enjoying learning to speak and read French and I love to take photos.

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NARNIA9334
4/19/2014 10:04:20 AM

Hi Sara! I'm also from PA. I saw Claire's post on your hike. How beautiful. That's great you got to spend time with a Sparkfriend overseas. Have a great weekend! emoticon



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CLAIREINPARIS
4/14/2014 11:32:48 AM

emoticon "... et seulement une boîte de sardines ici"... Pauvre Sara ! emoticon



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HEALTHY4ME
4/13/2014 9:49:54 PM

Sara just had to come see who you were after reading Claires blog. OMG you look so so much younger than your age. Beautiful and so happy looking.
Glad you got to meet Claire and has a great hike!
Enjo y your holiday.



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CLAIREINPARIS
4/13/2014 5:17:55 PM

Thank you so much for your kind words Sara. It was a very tough day at the nursing home (so tough I am ringing the other nursing home that was recommended to me first thing tomorrow morning... ugh). And so it was even more precious to read all the lovely comments on my blog tonight as I came home. Thank you also for your comment on my blog about my mom. I guess it makes it easier to understand why I am reaching the end of my rope. :(

I am sure your pictures of yesterday will be wonderful! I hope you had a lovely day today and that your week ahead looks fun and interesting! emoticon



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SYLPHINPROGRESS
4/13/2014 1:26:43 PM

Oh, Sara, I've just read Claire's blog about your day together -- hiking, talking, eating, chowing down on fried camembert -- and I'm so happy you met. I've thought of you a number of times lately and wondered how your stay in France is going.

Laurie



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