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I am Grateful for a full, rich and Blessed life!

My husband and I have been gifted with the presence of two beautiful grand-nieces and now a grand-nephew. Great incentive to stay healthy!

I started Spark in June of 2007 (at my sister's suggestion), restarted a few times and finally became 'serious' two years later after receiving my before photo. I met goal weight in late December 2009 and as incentive and reward went to Barbados with friends. (It is so wonderful NOT having to try on bathing suits...)

I continued to lose weight, partially because I couldn't figure how to reset the nutrition tracker, partly because I increased my exercise and partly because I was not yet comfortable with my body. I lost 10 more pounds over the next 3 months, for a total of 35 pounds and settled into my 'home shape.'

I celebrated a year anniversary of my before picture 5/24/10. Since that time I've fluctuated a few pounds and maintained a healthy BMI of 19-20.

I've found great friends with amazing stories, drive, determination and accomplishments on this site, and am honored to share in their victories and setbacks however small or large.

My goal is to be 'Fit for Life', so while I remain committed to healthy eating and exercise, I've expanded my horizons to include meditation. I am thoroughly enjoying my new journey, my new friends and my new adventure into blogging.

I hope all who visit my spark page, will find this site as rewarding as I have.

Update 01.30.12: I am starting on a new fat loss and muscle gain journey and shedding 10 'holiday' pounds.

Update 03.20.12: I am ThanksGiving for the miracles in my life as I continue on my healthy journey.

Update 07.03,14: Getting the Spark back - 5 more pounds and much muscle to go...

Update 04.25.15: At home weight and settling in.

Update 04.17.19: Motivator of the Day is a wonderful recognition. Weight is in the 123s, exercise is restarted including my beloved swimming and meditation and gratitude are the center of my journey.

Member Since: 6/4/2007

My Goals:
"Don't ask yourself what the world needs; ask yourself what makes you come alive. Then go and do that. Because what the world needs is people who come alive." Harold Whitman
My goal is to come alive.

My Program:
Continue healthy eating and exercise including 3 days of cardio, 2 days of strength training, riding my bike to work, with GFs on Saturday & DH on Sunday. Improve my meditation journey, faithful consumption of 8 glasses of water daily and moderate red wine consumption.

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I'm a Cornhusker.

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    Kali, I’m holding you and Mark close to my heart. I’ve been gone a lot. Last week, among other things, my sister went up to Sacramento (actually Lincoln) to visit our dear aunt. I’ve been back and forth to SD as well. Sparking was limited. Big hug!!
    171 days ago
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    Kali thank you for dropping by.

    Alas I cannot access that account any longer - forgotten all the details.
    so I started a Wispy1 just to let you know it was so thoughtful of you to think of me. I am so very sad for the people who were killed and injured in the volcano and all their loved ones. I had not heard about until I read your post on on email.

    It is a long way away from where I live, but earthquakes and volcanoes do seem to be part of New Zealand.

    My rain forest is still lovely and the bees are back. This is such a blessing.
    Life is changing and still learning new things on a daily basis.

    Very grateful for where life is taking me. Wishing you all well now and in the New Year.

    Blessings and hugs. Wispy alias Jennifer. xx
    171 days ago
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    Have a great day!! emoticon
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    Thanks for reading my blog. The same good habits that help us lose/maintain weight can also help us avoid devastating illness or death as a result of blood clots.
    236 days ago
    …:::I hope you have a great weekend and I appreciate your post on my blog! .. emoticon
    242 days ago
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