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My name is Grace and I live in NM. I finally understand what it means to make a lifestyle change. I lost and regained weight in my first two years on Sparks because I was dieting and then going 'off' my diet. It was the third year that I made a sincere lifestyle change. I now eat whatever I want - in moderation - and I exercise almost every day. I have some ups and downs but they're minimal because I get back into my new lifestyle as soon as the scale goes up a pound or two. Some of my plateaus last longer than I would like, but I'm consistantly moving downward towards my goal. In the last year, I've actually lost weight on a trip- which usually meant a 10 pound gain! I look at my weight loss - not as a destination, but as a journey to good health. It will be a lifelong journey.

Member Since: 1/20/2007

Fitness Minutes: 175,128

My Goals:
1. Stay at the low end of my calorie range.
2. Exercise 30 minutes every day.
3. Do ST at least 3x a week.
4. Have 100% participation in all challenges.
5. Reach Onederland

My Program:
I will do 30 minutes of cardio every day.

I will do Strength Training 3 days a week including upper, lower, core.

Personal Information:
My name is Grace and I live in , New Mexico with my wonderful husband. We are both retired now - he is retired Navy and I'm a retired school teacher. We love to travel in our motor home.

Other Information:
I enjoy traveling. I am a voracious reader (mostly historical romances, mystery, some scifi), I also love to quilt, scrapbook and work with ceramics and pottery. We are very active in our church.

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  • v MACKENZIE1227
    Welcome to The Community Team. I look forward to seeing you on the boards=)
    4658 days ago
    Hi Gracie, Welcome to the Sp C Team. What a precious baby. So So cute. You are doing great. Keep it up. Oh! I love yur backdrop. I live in Texas where mountains like that DO NOT EXIST. LOL Have a Jesus Blessed Day. In His Grip, Jude
    4658 days ago
    Gracie, LEANKATE is after us all. You think we should team up on her? I really do like her upbeat attitude. I got 10,000 steps on my pedometer partly because of her friendly reminders. Sandy
    4663 days ago
    Thanks a BUNCH for adding me as a friend!
    I feel honored!
    As soon as I figure out how to do it--I'll add some friends to my page.
    Be Well! XO Leankate
    4665 days ago
    Your Blog page is cool!
    I still need pictures for mine!
    You're WELCOME for the "spark" I sent to get you ON the treadmill!
    I've really Kicked my own exercise "up a notch" since I've joined SP!
    I really enjoy the interaction. Keep up the good work Gracie--you're gonna
    make it! Be Well! XO Leankate
    4672 days ago
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