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I recently retired from a 38 year career as an insurance underwriter. I turned 60 on June 3rd 2013. I've struggled with my weight my whole life. I am currently working on establishing a routine to incorporate healthier eating, primarily portion control, and regular exercise in to my daily life as a retiree. I live in Fairfield, CA. I married my 2nd husband in Feb 1982. We each have a daughter from our first marriages of whom we had custody. We raised the girls together since they were ages 6 and 4. They are now grown and have provided us with 5 beautiful grandchildren. My primary form of exercise is walking. I also like yoga but have discontinued the twice a week classes at my gym due to safety concerns there for the evening classes. I would welcome buddy(s) to work out with.

Member Since: 7/7/2013

Fitness Minutes: 26,704

My Goals:
To live and eat mindfully and healthfully and lose weight in the process. Exercise my body, mind and spirit.

My Program:
Logging in to SparkPeople, logging food, exercising and logging that too! Being mindful of what I eat and how much.

I am reaping many benefits from regular use of the Spark People website. The Spark Coach feature is especially beneficial for me. It is part of my morning routine to access that feature and reflect on how the prior 24 hours went for me. If they did not go as intended I reflect on why and what I might do differently the next time I am faced with similar challenges. It encourages me to pay attention to my body, mind and spirit on a daily basis. Thank you Spark Coach!

Personal Information:
I reside in Fairfield CA which is about 1/2 way between San Francisco and Sacramento. My husband and I have lived in our home for nearly 31 years. We have 2 daughters and 5 grandchildren. My mother, age 89, is the last of our parents. She resides in a skilled nursing facility about 1 1/2 hours from my home. I manage her finances and see that her needs are provided for. I am filled with gratitude for my family.

Other Information:
I am active in a group called Journey Farthest Out. It is a prayer movement founded by a man named Glenn Clark back in the 1930s. This organism is my spiritual home.

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    Hello and Welcome to SparkPeople!

    I started Sparking in June of 2007. By using Spark and some self discovery along the way, I'm down 50 pounds, and am holding steady at a healthy weight. Spark is a massive site, you'll be discovering new and exciting things for months to come!
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