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I joined SparkPeople for guidance on how to get fit and maintain my weight on a reduced sodium diet. I was surprised to find so many valuable resources here. l'll be up to my neck in information for a while! I'm slowly wading my way through it, though, and having a good time of it. If you love to cook, you and I have lots in common and I really enjoy sharing recipes. I hope to make some great friends on SparkPeople!

Member Since: 10/10/2010

Fitness Minutes: 201,536

My Goals:
My primary goal is to become physically fit. I've always had a somewhat sedentary job sitting at a computer and I've finally decided I need to get the proverbial "lead" out!
As a part of that goal, I want to learn more about healthy nutrition.

My Program:
I'm starting out with walking 30 minutes 3-5 days a week, sometimes with my husband who would also like to be more physically fit. I'm trying to incorporate a strength training regimen into my exercise schedule but I'm still trying to learn what would be the best choices for me. I'm logging the food I eat daily for the time being and I'm surprised to find my diet isn't quite as balanced as I thought it was. I have a lot of reading to do here!

Personal Information:
Originally from Pittsburgh, PA, I now live on the shores of Lake Erie, where the snow shovels are big and the boots are high. My husband and I have two crazy cats, which makes it difficult to travel. However, we've managed to visit 42 of the 50 states, Aruba, Puerto Rico, Europe and many trips to various Canadian provinces.

Other Information:
I love to read non-fiction and I read my Bible every morning. Other interests and hobbies include astronomy, photography, cooking and oil painting. I also enjoy volunteer work at the local zoo one day a week and I'm a member of the Humane Society.

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    How cool was our Limerick!
    1903 days ago

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    Happy Easter!

    Neon Ninja Marie
    2228 days ago

    hello Bev! Sometime in the next week or so, I'm going to post a picture of my AeroGarden .... one of the plants never came up, another one has started growing & a 3rd one looks like a plant on steroids!

    dH & I are going with a couple of our friends to the Talking Stick Casino for brunch ~ something tells me I'll have to burn *many* extra calories for DAYs to deal with that.

    Hope this little note finds you happy & in good health.

    2278 days ago

    g'day Bev!

    for Christmas, one of Geoff's gifts to me was an AeroGarden. we finally set it up a week ago with Petunia pods & i'm so impatient for them to come up! not really a fan of petunias but i do think it's fun to try & grow stuff in the middle of winter. emoticon

    this has been a rough couple of weeks for my back ~ pain anywhere from a low of 2.5 {uncomfy but i can function} to over 8 & unable to do anything without tears streaming down my face. the prescription meds help somewhat. the main thing is that I'm not gonna use my back as an excuse not to exercise even if i have to build up at the speed of a emoticon

    Cisco & Casanova are fine. In fact today, Casanova caught a small lizard & then shared the eating of it with Cisco!

    Geoff is wanting me to go back to college this coming fall & i'm feeling really ambivalent about that, especially since we'd have to come back here in August rather than late October. We'll see.


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    2299 days ago
    Hello Bev

    How's your New Year going so far? Hubby & I just returned to AZ a week ago, having spent Christmas in Oregon with family & friends.

    2014 was a horrible year for me & I made no progress toward becoming a healthier me *but* this year that will change, even if only a little.

    I like your page background ... tulips are so pretty and a reminder that spring is just around the bend.

    2308 days ago
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