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Here I am starting again, January 2018. My cholesterol is up. I'm determined to get it down through diet and exercise.

30 minutes aerobic a day, plus the dozen or so strengthening and stretching exercises that my physical therapy taught me to do for my scoliosis and degeneration in my spine.

I'm also cutting back on alcohol and following a lower carb version of the Mediterranean diet.

Wish me luck on my upteenth time of trying to get myself back in shape.

Member Since: 7/28/2007

Fitness Minutes: 64,969

My Goals:
My new goal is to lower my cholesterol numbers without taking medication. I've given myself 6 weeks to get the numbers down (270 total right now).

In addition to eating healthy, whole foods without wheat or sugar, I am getting more exercise in my daily routine.

It worked before, it can work again!

My Program:
I'm cutting back on sugar, wheat and processed food, also I'm trying to work out at least an hour every morning. I'm cutting back on the alcohol too.

Personal Information:
I spend my best days wandering around the Illinois River Valley, photographing the wildlife that I see.

You can visit my photo site here:

Other Information:
I love to read novels by Joyce Carol Oates, Virginia Woolf, Emily and Charlotte Bronte, Kurt Vonnegut, John Irving, John Updike, and many others. I'm currently reading Peyton Place by Grace Metalious and Mysteries of Winterthurn by Joyce Carol Oates.

I also love to research genealogy for both my family and my husband's.

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    Welcme to Shutterbugs - you will find some beautiful photos from many team members here! Very full of God given talent!

    Visit my Spark Page when you can - Magnolia Blossom :-)
    4847 days ago
    Your pictures and participation in the Team are So great - loving this community of creative interesting women (no offense to any guys but I don't know any at this moment). Keep on clicking that shutter!
    4850 days ago
    Thanks for adding me as your friend. This is a great team we have here. Your pictures are beautiful! You are getting your walk in by your photograhy. Thats great. Thanks again for being my friend. Judi
    4852 days ago
  • v SUSIEQ1947
    hello Jward, and I just came inhere to thank you for adding me as your friend. I added you to mine too and I hope we will see each other in the 50+ members with 25 to 49 pounds to lose team. Thank you for joining that team, I love haging friends in my team. So thanks again my new friend.
    4853 days ago
  • v RIVER0
    Your nature pictures are wonderful! Thanks for sharing.
    4856 days ago
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