MARTIO1966
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Hello, My name is Marti, and I am from from mid-state Michigan. I am a divorced mother of 3 with 11 grandchildren (many grown) and 4 great-grandchildren. I'm also pleased to be a member of the Rocking Red Foxes team here on SparkPeople.

I enjoy reading, visiting with friends, needle crafts like knitting, crochet, and cross-stitch -- although I don't do nearly as much of it since my eyesight has aged just as I have. LOL! I recently joined Planet Fitness and am working to counteract all those years of rather sedentary hobbies.

I retired a few years ago from the corporate world in order to pursue my dream of becoming a published novelist. Happily, I achieved my goal in 2013 with 2 books published that year. Another book was published in early spring 2014.

Then, I went to work for a non-profit Student Exchange company. I love the work, but all the desk time added back many of the pounds I'd previously lost on SparkPeople. So, I'm back and I'm ready to go.

My goal in 2020 is to kick it up a notch and lose the weight I gained as well as some of the rest, too. My grandson is getting married in October and I hope to be "Rocking" a "Foxy" new outfit in a smaller size by then!

Hang in there with me!


Member Since: 1/21/2014

Fitness Minutes: 12,678

My Goals:
To lose 50 lbs. by October 10, 2020!.


My Program:
I eat vegan for my health not for ethical reasons, and I want to go to Planet Fitness at least a couple times a week!



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I'm not much of a TV watcher, but I like to relax and watch a good movie occasionally.




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  • v PATRISNA
    This was from the 1952 movie by the same name. I've always loved the rain scene of Gene Kelly singing and dancing in that movie.

    Singing the Rain emoticon
    I'm singin' in the rain, just singin' in the rain
    What a glorious feeling I'm happy again
    I'm laughing at clouds so dark above
    The sun's in my heart and I'm ready for love
    Let the stormy clouds chase everyone from the place
    Come on with the rain, I've a smile on my face
    I'll walk down the lane with a happy refrain
    And singin' just singin' in the rain

    Why am I smilin' and why do I sing?
    Why does December seem sunny as Spring?
    Why do I get up each morning to start happy
    And get up with joy in my heart?
    Why is each new task a trifle to do?
    Because I am living a life full of you

    I'm singin' in the rain, just singin' in the rain
    What a glorious feeling I'm happy again
    I'm laughing at clouds so dark above
    The sun's in my heart and I'm ready for love
    Let the stormy clouds chase everyone from the place
    Come on with the rain, I've a smile on my face
    I'll walk down the lane with a happy refrain
    And singin' just singin' in the rain emoticon
    113 days ago
  • v LIVINTODAY
    HAVE YOU EVER SEEN THE RAIN - CREEDANCE CLEARWATER
    Someone told me long ago
    There's a calm before the storm
    I know, it's been comin' for some time
    When it's over, so they say
    It will rain a sunny day
    I know, shinin' down like water
    I wanna know, have you ever seen the rain?
    I wanna know, have you ever seen the rain
    Comin' down on a sunny day?
    Yesterday and days before
    Sun is cold and rain is hard
    I know, been that way for all my time
    And forever, on it goes
    Through the circle, fast and slow
    I know, it can't stop, I wonder
    I wanna know, have you ever seen the rain?
    I wanna know, have you ever seen the rain
    Comin' down on a sunny day?
    Yeah
    I wanna know, have you ever seen the rain?
    I wanna know, have you ever seen the rain
    Comin' down on a sunny day?
    113 days ago
  • v MIMMA_
    Raindrops Keep Falling on My Head

    Raindrops are falling on my head
    And just like the guy whose feet are too big for his bed
    Nothing seems to fit
    Those raindrops are falling on my head, they keep falling
    So I just did me some talking to the sun
    And I said I didn't like the way he got things done
    Sleeping on the job
    Those raindrops are falling on my head, they keep falling
    But there's one thing I know
    The blues they send to meet me
    Won't defeat me, it won't be long
    Till happiness steps up to greet me

    Raindrops keep falling on my head
    But that doesn't mean my eyes will soon be turning red
    Crying's not for me
    'Cause I'm never gonna stop the rain by complaining
    Because I'm free
    Nothing's worrying me
    It won't be long till happiness steps up to greet me

    Raindrops keep falling on my head
    But that doesn't mean my eyes will soon be turning red
    Crying's not for me
    'Cause I'm never gonna stop the rain by complaining
    Because I'm free
    Nothing's worrying me

    Songwriters: Burt Bacharach / Hal David
    Sung by BJ Thomas
    114 days ago
  • v SWIMSTERLING94
    April Rain Song
    BY LANGSTON HUGHES
    Let the rain kiss you.
    Let the rain beat upon your head with silver liquid drops.
    Let the rain sing you a lullaby.

    The rain makes still pools on the sidewalk.
    The rain makes running pools in the gutter.
    The rain plays a little sleep-song on our roof at night—

    And I love the rain.
    114 days ago
  • v SURFIE
    It’s Raining Hearts

    It’s raining hearts;
    It’s storming flowers;
    We’re in for scattered
    Stardust showers.

    It’s drizzling chocolate,
    Pouring pies;
    We might be seeing
    Candy skies.

    Of all the weather
    There could be,
    Plain water seems
    A waste to me.

    ~ Barbara Vance
    116 days ago
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