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Welcome to my Spark page. I am 64 years old and a retired speciaI education teacher (non categorical preschool).
My husband and I have a 4 year old rescue beagle named Buster. He is a bundle of energy and makes us laugh. He has eerily similar traits that we saw in our last 2 rescue beagles. He's very sweet and lots of fun for us.
Our daughter, husband and her 3 children (my adorable grandchildren) live about 25 minutes from us. They also have an old rescue beagle. I am so fortunate to see them a lot. They are my sunshine!!
Our son is married to a great woman. They have his rescue beagle (see a pattern in our family?) and her two cats. They live about 25 minutes from us also (in the opposite direction!)
I joined Spark in December 2009 and, like everyone, life has thrown me some curves as well as blessed me in many ways! Although I struggle with consistency, my main struggle seems to always be with exercise. It seems I do fine for awhile and then I get off track. I always go back to the basics but it does get discouraging.
I'm trying to focus on being a healthy me with the energy to have fun with my family!

Member Since: 12/20/2009

Fitness Minutes: 71,078

My Goals:
-be aware of my diet and portion control
-maintain a consistent exercise routine (walking, yoga, ST)
-drink at least 3 glasses of water a day
-blog weekly

My Program:
-be aware of nutrition and portion control
-track my fitness every day
-track my fruits/veggies
-track my water intake

Personal Information:
I've been married to my wonderful husband for 42 years. We have 2 grown children. Our daughter is married with 3 children. I feel so blessed to have them close and spend lots of time with them. Our son and his wife are recently married and right now live about 10 minutes from us.I taught preschool special education for 23 years and retired about 5 years ago. Loving retirement and am always busy!

Other Information:
I love to read!!! I belong to PaperbackSwap and love having access to so many books.
We are moving our pontoon to Smith Mountain Lake and hope to spend some weekends and at least one week each summer down there. We are able to spend lots of time with our kids and grandkids. I love spending time with my family!

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    Thank you darling. I think you are right. I was meant to be on this organization and to help them realize how really cool they are.
    40 days ago
    Thank you for the bloglove, sweetie. I was pretty wiped the next day and have been slammed with civic organization paperwork since. I'm setting completion goals on that stuff for Friday and then I can go back to stuff that only matters to me.

    I always get a similar feeling in the fall - that fresh lets get things done feeling, after our muggy summers. But that New Year experience just gives me energy. This winter - as we continue to fight our way through lock down, I hope we get one or two nice snowy days and have sunshine all the rest of the time. and maybe 50 degree temperatures, eh?

    big hugs to you honey
    49 days ago
    Thanks as always for stopping by!!! I am coming along, slowly but surely. emoticon
    52 days ago
    Big hugs to you
    And thanks for the bloglove

    54 days ago
    wow! 20 lbs is an enormous drop - and I honestly think if it comes slowly, you sort of get used to maintaining as you lose. But that's a change or two in clothing size and a huge shift in energy level. So mega congratulations on that. I'm not just happy for you - I'm inspired. As I was, in fact, last summer when you told me you were following that program. Then it was a lifeline, now it is a boost. Thank you both times.
    55 days ago
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