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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.

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: 41,395

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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  • v EDLEAR
    I can’t believe that I hadn’t “befriended” you before this. I feel like we’re at that stage in our interactions.
    Another interesting item you have introduced me too, Angelique. You casually mentioned adding it in with some wool. I’d never heard of it so I did a Google search - so clever, google searching - and learned something new!
    Thank you again for sharing your knowledge
    6 hours ago
    Thanks for checking in and leaving some bloglove, honey. Long relationships require long term solutions, eh?
    7 hours ago
    Oh happy happy anniversary twin! Thank you for the bloglove, too. Isn't it sweet to look at the chunk of time that is a life and know the person beside you can laugh at the same memories?

    2 days ago
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    …..Thanks for the blog love and I hope have a wonderful week.
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    3 days ago
    Thank you, sweetie, for the bloglove. I can certainly understand how people can love the open space of the west. Most folk live in urban or suburban environments while I live in the country and never feel crowded. But I need green. Still too close to my aquatic ancestors, I guess. It was good to go - it's way better to be home. LOL! says the stick in the mud.
    9 days ago
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