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"Once in a blue moon we find a gem!" SO glad I happened upon Sparkpeople!

2019~
This is my third year with Sparkpeople, and it continues to be a stabilizing force in my life.

With age and less activity, my weight has gone up and I know I must get it down to help my joints feel better and to lower my blood pressure and cholesterol. I do fine with tracking and moderation during the daytime, but compulsive eating habits often haunt my evenings.Still working on it!

Since I joined Sparkpeople, I have improved my attitude about diet and exercise, due especially to the wisdom and motivation of the wonderful Spark teams I was lucky to find AND to the Sparky individuals who keep me growing strong.

~Every day may not be good, but there is something good in every day. (Author unknown.)

For health and happiness, I won't settle; I'm a Rebel!











Member Since: 6/13/2016

Fitness Minutes: 85,467

My Goals:
Lose 5% of my bodyweight or more during the 5% Challenge. Then keep going!
Establish and maintain an exercise routine.
Control sugar cravings.
Make wise food choices 90% of the time.
Track food consistently.
Practice gratitude.


My Program:
~ Clean eating balanced diet. Limit carbs. Attempt to avoid junk food. Track calories using Spark tracker and stay within range.
~ Exercise: At least 30 minutes of walking and/or recumbent bike 6 days a week-- Strengthening exercises 3 times a week-- Flexibility exercises 3 days a week. Excuses: ZERO times a week.



Personal Information:
I'm retired from teaching and live in rural southern Michigan. I am a volunteer reading tutor for the local elementary school. I love reading, gardening, travel, and my grandchildren-- who have moved too far away! I'm also attached to the warmth and wisdom of my ever-growing circle of Spark friends.


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  • v BARBIEE52
    emoticon emoticon emoticon ~A Few Letters To Santa~ emoticon emoticon emoticon
    Dear Santa
    Mommy says that you only bring presents for the good little boys. That isn't fair.
    Dear Santa,
    How old are you? Is your first name really Santa? Can I be an elf next year?
    Who is your favorite kid? How do you fit all those toys in your sleigh?
    Dear Santa,
    How did you meet Mrs. Clause? Do you go to the bathroom at people's houses?
    Do the elves work all year or what? I also want a picture of you, and your signature,
    Dear Pere Noel,
    Could you come early this year? I've been really super good,
    but I don't know if I can last much longer. Please hurry.
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    Dear Santa,
    How do you pay for everything? How do you pay your elves?
    Are you rich, or do you make stuff magically or what?
    Dear Father Christmas,
    I wish you could leave a puzzle under the tree for me. And a toy for my sister.
    Then she won't want to play with mine and I can have it to myself.
    Dear Santa,
    Please give me a doll this year. I would like her to eat, walk,
    do my homework, and help me clean my room.
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    Dear Santa,
    I would like just one of everything.
    Dear Santa,
    I lost my list of toys, so please just send me the stuff that you forgot from last year.
    Dear Father Christmas,
    What should I leave for your reindeer to eat? Do they like cookies, or carrots?
    My mom won't let me bring hay into the living room.
    Dear Santa,
    I need a new skateboard for Christmas. The one I got now crashes too much.
    Band-aids would be OK too.
    emoticon emoticon Have you written your letter to Santa yet? emoticon emoticon
    emoticon emoticon emoticon Have a good "letter writing day" emoticon emoticon emoticon
    3 days ago
  • v BARBIEE52
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    I made myself a snowman emoticon emoticon
    As perfect as could be. emoticon
    I thought I'd keep it as a pet, emoticon
    and let it sleep with me. emoticon
    I made it some pajamas, emoticon
    And a pillow for its head. emoticon
    Then last night it ran away, emoticon
    But first,...it wet the bed. emoticon

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    This made me smile....hope it makes you smile too!!

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    3 days ago
  • v LEGENDIS
    I like your page decorating and love the sleigh horses. Have a good weekend!
    4 days ago

    Comment edited on: 12/6/2019 3:26:20 PM
  • v BARBIEE52
    emoticon emoticon MY CHRISTMAS TREE WON'T GROW emoticon emoticon

    Today I bought my Christmas Tree, and took it home to decorate
    But...Oh No...My Christmas tree is much, much, too short!
    Oh my, What can I do? My Christmas tree won't grow!
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    I played it a Christmas Carol, and even sang it a Christmas Carol.
    I fed it pumpkin pie, gave it some hot chocolate, even a piece of chocolate
    Have I done something wrong, because my Chrismas Tree still won't grow!
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    So I ran it a bath, with lots of herbs and salts
    I dipped it in the water, and I prayed and hoped
    I waited and waited, Then when I pulled it out
    I measured it once, I measured it twice, and I measured it again.
    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon .., emoticon ... emoticon
    Oh, dear!! It was just as short. It was just the same as before!

    emoticon emoticon emoticon What size tree will you get? emoticon emoticon emoticon

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    5 days ago
  • v LPORTER2015
    Set peace in your mind as your highest goal, and organize your life around it.
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    5 days ago
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