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The Tyrolean wheel with some Rambouillet wool.

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I live in Iowa; I knit, spin, weave, sew. If it has fiber I am all over it. Except for quilting and baskets; not enough time in the day.

In the fall of 2016 I decided I was old enough to be a "little, old, blue-haired lady" and had it dyed. Dearly Beloved likes it so it has stayed. Until the pandemic! Now it is the gray that you see in the photo to the left.

SparkPeople was off my radar for a long, long time. But after finding a new way to go I am using it again. In April 2012 I reached my first goal of losing 60 pounds and have been at maintenance ever since. Which is not quite true. If you talked with my coach I was maintaining. But I gained weight back. Right now I am not 160 but 200. It was four years returning but it returned and now I am working to take it back down without the program I used in 2011-12.

According to BMI and current weight charts (which are totally inaccurate and illogical) I was still counted as obese at 161. But right now I do not feel as good as I could. Sooooo, on the trail to lose what I have gained and perhaps go a bit lower to see how that feels.

Member Since: 4/6/2009

Fitness Minutes: 46,854

My Goals:
My biggest goal is to limber up and gain more stamina. The fact that pounds drop off is an added benefit.

My Program:
I have added more walking; taking the stairs going up. It is bumpy going with being consistent with weights.

Personal Information:
Iowa City, Iowa
Enforced retirement in February 2017 which makes me very happy for a number of reasons: 1-more time with DB; 2-able to walk more and not be tied to an office; 3-fibre related things, creating, conferences, etc.; and 4-be outside.

Find me on Ravelry as tully; Instagram as gtullyrav; and Facebook Grace Tully to see what is going on day to day.

Other Information:
"Make it work" has become a talisman for me. Many times I want to walk away but Tim G's voice in my head will not let me and so I go back into the fray to try and make it work.

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    "My will shall shape the future. Whether I fail or succeed shall be no one's doing but my own.
    I am the force; I can clear any obstacle before me or I can be lost in the maze. My choice; my responsibility; win or lose, only I hold the key to my destiny."
    Elaine Maxwell
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    Thanks a bunch for the spa visit goodie and sweet message. I hope you have a great weekend!
    2618 days ago
    Thank you EVER so much for the luxurious pedicure! I really need one!

    Your timing is amazing! I'm ready (?????) to attack this 10 lbs I've packed on over the holidays. I fee it is a perfect repeat of last year. I had promised myself never to do that again.

    Anyway, I have been back to Sparks in over 6 months . . . thanks for thinking of me! How are you doing???
    2618 days ago
    Happy New Year! I'm glad you enjoyed the Sugar Binge blog - and thanks for leaving some blog love. Here's for a (mostly) sugar free 2014!
    2621 days ago
    I'm depending on you guys to help me!
    2621 days ago
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    "I Can Do Anything - Starting Right Now. I have my dream, I have God, and I choose to move in the direction of my goal, even when I am afraid or unsure. Whenever I fall, I stand up, brush myself off, and keep moving toward my goal."
    - Jonathan Lockwood Huie
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    Thank you for commenting on my blog, "My Success Plan For January." Have a healthy 2014!
    2622 days ago