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I've been on Spark People on and off for a while. I'm 63 and lost about 40 pounds in the past 2 years by decreasing my carbs and snacking less (and Weight Watchers). I've recently gained back about 20 pounds so I'm back to finding motivation and bettering my health. I love to do activities with my dogs (two pugs). I also love to read and tap dance, and travel and hike. I am semi-retired and am trying to eat a mostly plant-based diet.
I'm no longer counting calories or points - I'm just trying to eat more plant-based foods when hungry and limiting my after-dinner snacking.
I am currently going through a divorce and so am dealing with the challenge of being newly single after a long marriage. I am very grateful for all of the support that I have recently received.

Member Since: 4/5/2007

Fitness Minutes: 69,107

My Goals:
In addition to losing weight, I am trying to become more flexible and more energetic. I'm also trying to make better food choices when in situations I can't control. I'm planning to add more weight training and strength training to my program.

My Program:
I'm eating a healthy diet of mostly plant-based foods and limited fats and increasing my water consumption

Personal Information:
I live in Pennsylvania and have two grown married children and two grandsons. I am currently going through an amicable divorce after a long marriage and am dealing with being newly single. I have an 8 year old pug and a one year old very active pug with whom I do obedience and agility training. I also work 1-3 days a week.

Other Information:
I also love reading, tap dancing and riding on a tandem recumbent bicycle with my husband. I am currently learning how to cook - with an emphasis on plant-based foods.

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    157 days ago
    Thanks for your encouraging note; life has been hard for me lately.
    157 days ago
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    Fear and doubt keep the doors of life closed. Faith is what kicks those doors open. Ryan Lowe
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    159 days ago
    Here's a rain song. It's for kids crafts but it's cute.

    A Rain Song
    Evaleen Stein

    Tinkle, tinkle,
    Lightly fall
    On the peach buds, pink and small;
    Tip the tiny grass, and twinkle
    On the clover, green and tall.

    Tinkle, tinkle,--
    Faster now,
    Little rain-drops, smite and sprinkle
    Cherry-bloom and apple-bough!
    Pelt the elms, and show them how
    You can dash!
    And splash! splash! splash!
    While the thunder rolls and mutters,
    And the lightnings flash and flash!
    Then eddy into curls
    Of a million misty swirls,
    And thread the air with silver, and embroider it with pearls!

    And patter, patter, patter
    To a quicker time, and clatter
    On the streaming window-pane;
    Rain, rain,
    On the leaves,
    And the eaves,
    And the turning weather-vane!

    Rush in torrents from the tip
    Of the gable-peak, and drip
    In the garden-bed, and fill
    All the cuckoo-cups, and pour
    More and more
    In the tulip-bowls, and still
    In a crystal tide until
    Every yellow daffodil
    Is flooded to its golden rim, and brimming o'er and o'er!

    Then as gently as the low
    Muffled whir of robin wings,
    Or a sweep of silver strings,
    Even so,
    Take your airy April flight
    Through the merry April light,
    And melt into a mist of rainy music as you go!
    160 days ago
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    We’re all walking a bumpy path, so walk w/kindness and compassion. Gail Lynne Goodwin
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    160 days ago
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