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My Mom and I 2009. She is gone now but I love this picture of the two of us.

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Hiking with my youngest son Kelly at Joshua Tree 2016

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Member since 4/30/2011

I have always been interested in being healthy and exercising. I enjoy going to the gym and part of that enjoyment is being with positive, happy people. I have met so many really wonderful friends which is a bonus! These people are doing something that is just for them and that is my reason for being there also. Knowing that I am trying to keep my body healthy is important to me. i will do whatever I can and the rest is up to another power.

Update January, 2020

I had my hip replaced in November and the surgery was a complete success. My recovery was amazing and I was able to drive at three weeks. I have not gone back to the pool yet but that should happen next week. I want to make sure I am completely healed in order to prevent an infection. I am walking lots now but that has turned out to be a downside as my knee is starting to give me problems again. It was fine when I was not very active. I will just have to deal with this one day at a time and continue trying to keep strong with what I know is ahead of me.

Update September, 2019

Since my last update I have found out thst I need a hip replacement before I have my knee taken care of. I am not happy about this but I have no choice but to deal with it. I think going to the pool is still my best option and I am doing that three times a week. I try to walk but I can’t do as much as I would like. Dealing with life challenges makes us stronger so I will keep doing as much as I can.
The carpel is getting better thank goodness.

Update, June 2019, as I start this next challenge I am dealing with a few health issues. Not only am I in need of another knee replacement (which is not going to happen as soon as I would like) but I am also dealing with carpel tunnel in my right hand. These are challenges and if I am going to continue to succeed I have to find ways to continue being active. Giving up the classes I love has not been an easy decision but it has been the right one. I am now doing water aerobics which is much easier on my knee but still keeps me moving. I am trying to walk as much as I can but I am much slower since I am now needing s cane. So I keep telling myself that I am fortunate that this is all temporary. It’s up to me to just keep moving.

I AM A TEDDY BEAR participating in the current 5% Challenges.

As a Teddy Bear team member by goals are:

Eat 1200-1500 calories daily
Burn 1000 calories week
*I will be active and supportive in my team.
*I will log onto my team board every day and let them know how I'm doing and give them support
*I will eat a healthy diet and stay within my calories 90% of the time
* I will make sure to keep fresh fruits and veggies in my house. My diet is not specific, just healthy.
*I will exercise at least 30 minutes a day for a minimum of five days each week for the duration of the challenge (Walking, golfing, weights and other challenges from team)
*I will add my fellow teammates as friends and subscribe to their blogs

Member Since: 4/30/2011

Fitness Minutes: 171,384

My Goals:
My goal is to maintain my weight loss within 5 pounds in order to stay within a healthy BMI. I will work out at least three times a week and aim for 6000 steps a day. I had to change my step goal as I am having knee issues which will only I,prove with the removal of my kneecap. I am not liking the thought of that too much.

My Program:
Go to the gym at least three days a week which entails strength, cardio and stretching. My favourite class is with the stability ball which focuses on strength and balance. I now do the aquasize class three times of week so I still get my cardio and strength training. My stability ball class focuses on core strength which I love. Hopefully I can keep doing this class until I get my knee fixed. No plans for that yet.
Thursday is my day to golf with the ladies.
The rest of the time I like to be erect.....not sitting too much. I plan to do more walking and will try to get in at least 7500 steps daily.
It just makes me feel much better.

Personal Information:
I presently live in Surrey, BC but was raised in Winnipeg, Manitoba. I loved the prairies but now I am enjoying living on the west coast. I found out I can enjoy the rain! We were snowbirds so spent the winters in a warmer climate. I felt very fortunate to have been able to do this. This year my hubby has had several health issues so we are going to spend the winter here in B.C. We are hoping his health will improve enough so we can consider going away next winter. I am just fine being here for the winter. BC has a relatively mild climate.
I have been married for 55 years [photos on page) and have two sons, two wonderful daughter in laws and one exceptional granddaughter. ( Grammas are allowed to brag!). Pictures of her are also in my photos.

Other Information:
I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, taking walks in new places, having friends for dinner, golfing, spending time with my best friend, who just happens to be my husband and also travelling to new places and meeting new people. i guess you could say I am a social person!
I love my life and my Spark friends who have helped me so much on this journey! !

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    There are 2 main questions you must ask yourself: were you able to bring joy to others? . . . were you able to find joy yourself? If you can answer (yes) to these 2 questions, you can deem your life a success Andrew Schrage
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    thank you for the bloglove honey. Good thing I got my dining on the patio in on Saturday - too cold and dreary yesterday - which was a very good day - but not quite A Perfect Day. I'll take very good anytime and just be even more grateful for perfect.

    Hope you're doing well and get a walk in today
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    2 days ago
    Thanks for the spa and good wishes. Hope all is well with you!


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