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As you can see, both hubby and I like flowers, especially roses. Wonder why? Taken 1-16-13.

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Me and the flowers from hubby on my 60th b'day, which I spent rehearsing with my chorus, 1-16-12.

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This is a pic of me on my 20-year wedding anniversary in Sept. 2012. Still have a few pounds to go.

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Hello ... SparkPeople has helped me immensely through the past six years. I lost 50 pounds from 2010-2013 but now have gained about 15 back. I'd like to lose about 7-8 of those again, just so I can stay down in a particular 10-pound range. I am rededicating myself to that goal - in February 2017.

The plan? I'm trying to track my foods again and do a better job of exercising. Here's a breakdown of how my walking has gone through this time frame:

In August 2011 I completed a 52-week walking streak of 90 min/wk. After that, I set another fitness goal: 6 months of walking at least 120 minutes/week. But after only 5+ weeks of walking 120+ minutes/week, I upped my goal to 130. I have kept that streak alive since then. Now I've upped it to 150 (but many times now, my walking is half-hearted - trying to take care of that!).

Overall, this go-round concerning weight loss, I feel as if I have really changed my lifestyle ... for good. It's a very doable thing ....

BTW, click on "Photos" to see a pic of me at my heaviest. For some reason it didn't show up on my home page. I thought it might be interesting to see where I've come from - and where I NEVER want to go back again! You can do it, too!!!! :-D

Member Since: 2/24/2010

Fitness Minutes: 83,427

My Goals:
My goal is (was) to lose 51 pounds. (And I did it!) I won't be skinny at that point, but I won't be fat either. And I think that's the level that I can hold. One short-term goal is to keep my 90-minute-per-week walking streak going for a year - oh, yeah ... I accomplished that on 8/24/11! Hurray!!! Now I have set a goal to walk at least 120 minutes/week for six months .... OK, accomplished that goal, too, and am now walking at least 130 minutes a week .... And now on 4-21-12 am upping the walking/exercising to 150 minutes a week.

My Program:
Basically, I have changed my lifestyle. I am not on a diet but am conscious of what I eat and am trying to eat less, but more healthy foods. I eat snacks at least a couple of times a day to keep my energy up and blood-sugar levels stable. I also try to walk a few minutes every day, with a NEW minimum goal of 150 minutes a week. I hope now to add strength training as well, which I have only dabbled in so far.

Personal Information:
I live in Ruston, Louisiana, and am a retired associate professor of journalism from Louisiana Tech University. Taught there 34 years, along with serving as assistant director of the News Bureau. I am a member of Piney Hills Harmony Chorus of Sweet Adelines International, the Zeta Rho chapter of Epsilon Sigma Alpha International women's philanthropic group and Northside Church of Christ.

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  • v no profile image CADEAN3
    Congratulations on your Fitness Award!!!
    3134 days ago

    Comment edited on: 7/31/2012 9:05:17 AM
  • v no profile image CADEAN3
    Thank you for your Comment! I'm going to take this slowly.....trying my best to make the right choices. You are an inspiration!
    3149 days ago
  • v SALEX52
    Beautiful Woman Award! Once you've been given this award, you may want to paste it on the wall of other women who deserve it. If you receive more than 3, you know you're really beautiful! If you break the chain, nothing will happen, but it's always good to know someone thinks you're beautiful inside and out.

    3376 days ago
    I have done a run of antibiotics. Everytime I've gotten sick someone else in the house was sick first. I'm starting to wonder if we just keep passing the same thing around. Brendan first, then Caitlyn, then Michael, then the two little girls, then me. Back to Caitlyn, then Keera again, then Michael, then me and now Keera again. I'm just about ready to set off a lysol bomb in the house!
    3379 days ago
    Thanks for checking in on me! Keera, Caitlyn and I are all having some trouble with congestion and our voices going in and out. Also, if we do have a cold, I thought it better to keep it at home instead of traveling with it. We're still hanging in there...Caitlyn has part two of a job interview tomorrow at 11 and I'm sure she'd appreciate a prayer.

    Thanks again!
    3400 days ago
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