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to be determined for 2019

Member Since: 3/30/2009

Fitness Minutes: 43,763

My Goals:
Achieve a health BMI/weight by January 2018 by using "my program" below (SMART goals)

Be successful at HEALTHY weight loss that is sustainable as a healthy lifestyle and healthy habits while not feeling deprived

Read/comment on Sparkfriends or other members pages/blogs 3x/week

Work towards balance in all areas of my life especially stress reduction and MH recovery


My Program:
Track food
Track exercise
Check in daily

-Exercise 4-6 times per week, 30-45 minutes per day. Walk, elliptical, yoga.
- Strength training: 2x per week.
- Stretching: every day after aerobic exercise.

- yoga 1+ times per week

- meditate 3x per week

- minimize sugar and alcohol (once/week for alcohol, one daily treat)
- Work through the Beck Diet Solution book. (began June 2016).
- Understand connection between feelings, needs and emotions,and food.

Personal Information:
Born in Kansas. Grew up in the SF Bay Area. Living in the Sacramento, CA area which I love. Married with two mischievous yet loving kitties. Worked in public service for 26 years and proud of it. Recently retired and working on taking care of myself and finding out who I am after being work-focused for much of my life.

Other Information:
I love to run but have had injuries over the past years so mainly walk, hike, cycle and swim. I was training for my first triathlon when I broke my ankle (getting into a kayak!) I hope to be able to train for one again. I also like being outside, the ocean, the mountains, animals, especially our two kitties, reading, watching movies and TV series, spending time with my good friends.

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    I know Bets, it is the pits and not a great way to start the year. I am just keeping my fingers crossed that the steroid injections will give me some relief.....hugs, f
    7 days ago
  • v BTINCHER2001
    Hi! I saw your new note on the SacramentoSpark team page. Thanks for checking in!
    So it's a new year, with new goals and plans. I'm doing well for the 3rd day in a row. Gotta keep this up. I've done it before, I can do it again. I feel like I'm the Little Train That Could!!!
    Have a good week!
    14 days ago
    commenting to myself to find the place to spin for team points!
    14 days ago
  • v BTINCHER2001
    Thanks for checking in with SacramentoSpark. You are the first person to show interest since I reactivated it last summer! I've been considering closing it. There just doesn't seem to be any interest. What do you think?
    I'm trying to get through the xmas baking flurry. My specialty is biscotti of various types and ingredients. My newest "carrot" is a hiking trip again in Italy next October. I have a lot of work to do in fitness to get ready. Maybe that's an angle I can use to get interest in SacramentoSpark. Thanks for sparking me!!!
    25 days ago
    Awww Betsy, so sweet of you to send me the "Wings" Goodie. I wish you a magical holiday dear friend, and an absolutely fabulous New Year. Good Health and Happiness...hugs, fredie
    26 days ago
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