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to be determined for 2019

Member Since: 3/30/2009

Fitness Minutes: 60,600

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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    Bets, I love it when you drop by. Thank you for your touching words. Bernie now is suffering from Vertigo and he’s having a hell of a time keeping his balance. This usually is seen in older doggies! ;0(
    65 days ago
    Thank you so much for your sweet comments on my blog. Sounds like yours are just as sweet as mine were. I certainly miss that little fur baby! Thank you again, I appreciated your words!
    72 days ago

    Ready for a challenge this Summer? The BL Challenge is there for you! We have ten teams that compete with each other in Fitness and Nutrition Challenges designed your promote positive lifestyle changes, and of course weight loss. There are different challenges each week for the duration of the challenge. Support and encouragement are a important aspect of the smaller individual teams. The larger team also gives you a chance to congratulate and get to know members from other teams. After all we are all in this together and together we are stronger. emoticon To join the challenge you can click on my username and then either click on the Blue Biggest Loser Icon, or leave me a message, or use this URL
    _individual.asp?gid=25339 or use the search and search for “Biggest Loser Spring Challenge ALL Teams”. Once there join and add your name to the waitlist that is one the thread below the Spring into Fitness ~ Chit Chat thread.

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    91 days ago
    Yes, we do have one of the premiere epidemiology / infectious disease centers up at UNMC in Omaha. They jump in where ordinary hospitals may well fear to tread, treating ebola a few years ago, and now Covid19. They studied the passengers brought back from the Diamond Princess cruise ship (I think that's the right one... the one that was in Japan), keeping 13 of them up in their special rooms, and studying how the virus spread, and what treatments might work. They were on board with the remdesivir study early, too. So when the announcement came from Fauci, that there is some promise in the results, enough to start giving the treatment to those who had been on placebo, I trust the study was done right.

    Yeah, we will be OK, I hope. But... and there's always this big but when dealing with invisible enemies... time will tell. And I'm hoping most of us keep taking precautions. I think you're in good hands out there in CA, too. Health conscious and smart folks, following the science!
    106 days ago
    I have three "tie" type masks that a friend here in town made for me. All cotton tight weave prints. We were Brownie Scouts together in the 1950's and 60's, if you can imagine! Out of the blue one day she asked for my address and dropped them off on my porch! Kind of like a friend I have half a continent away?

    Anyway, I also use some "buffs" from my triathlon days, and I have two with elastic ear loops on order from my favorite running store... we'll see if that web transaction worked! I figured if they ever do open up hair salons here, they will do it like they are in other places and require both clients and stylists to be masked. My tie masks won't work for a haircut!

    So, whenever all three tie masks have been used once apiece, I do a small load of laundry in hot water to make sure they are ready for the next outing!
    108 days ago
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