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My name is Ute, I live in Upstate New York with my husband and our cockatiel Goose. I have been a Spark Member since 2006 and always enjoy the support from my fellow Sparkers. My main focus is to use the tools here to help me lose the excess weight that might lead to health problems down the road, and take pressure off my knees. Challenge Exercise Commitment: Strength Training: Body Weight Exercises, light dumbells, rubber bands Minimum 10 minutes, 5 days per week. Sources: Deck of Cards Workout, 1 Minute Crunch Sessions Cardio: Minimum 20 minutes 5 days a week Deck of Cards Workout, 1 Minute Crunch Sessions, Walking outdoors, Youtube: Step Aerobics Videos, Sarah Beth Yoga, YMCA cardio machines and swimming.

Member Since: 10/15/2006

Fitness Minutes: 65,281

My Goals:
Top Goal is to not develop any of the modern world illnesses that are looming on the horizon, as far as they can be prevented by making good choices.

Aging gracefully and still be able to touch my fingers to the floor when I am 75.

My Program:
Challenge Exercise Commitment

Strength Training:
Minimum 10 minutes, 5 days per week.
Sources: Spark Bodyweight Exercises, Spark Videos, Youtube: Sarah Beth Yoga

Minimum 20 minutes 5 days a week
Walking outdoors, Step Aerobics, Deck of Card Workouts, Youtube: Step Aerobics Videos

Yoga/Stretching: 10 min 5 days a week
Sources: YouTube Videos, Spark Videos

Personal Information:
I am German, living in Upstate NY. My family consists of hubby (found in bar in 1991), twin girls (found in hospital in 1992), labrador (found at backyard breeder in 2001), oodle (found at friends house in 2002), cockatiel (found in parking lot in 2008). beautiful Lab passed away in August 2017

Other Information:
I love life, Jesus, dogs, lavender and spreading the cheer wherever I go. My favorite bible passage is Psalm 91.

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  • v no profile image KOKO1948
    Thanks for stopping by my sparkspage.

    I see you love animals also.

    We have had many dogs over the years all living to an old age. The current one (one in the picture) will be 2 years old on December 10 and is very spoiled. Hubby gave him to me when he was just 8 weeks old -- for my birthday -- but seems that dog has taken a real love to hubby - they go everywhere together - and is so funny to watch them in the car. As you might see Koko (the pup) is very spoiled but all of us.

    5197 days ago
    Cute pups. You can do've only just begun and will definitely see the results if you stick with SP. Keep on keepin' on.
    5198 days ago
    Welcome to the 1 Day Challenge board! Thank you for your sweet comments.

    Our group is over 650 members right now and we are soooo glad that you are now included in our fantastic group. This group is highly motivational and the folks are full of great ideas and support. Thanks for making our group what it is. I look forward to reading your comments and reading about the "healthier you". Take care!

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    5199 days ago
    Hi, Shnootie!

    What a pleasant surprise to find you post. I really appreciate your kind words and ITA with your sentiments about positive reinforcement.

    Also am considering going vegetarian myself. I thought I would miss meat, but since I have cut back on it so drastically anyway, I am finding (shock of shocks) that I am just as happy with an all-vegetable dinner. Still thinking it over, though. I'll let you know if I take the complete plunge. (I love soy and tempeh, so I'm more than halfway there, dontcha think?!)

    The pix --with you and Bunny, Velvet, and Bunny with Peachy are so wonderful! Thanks for sharing!! Bunny and Velvet (gorgeous coat!) are just too cute for words . . . and I can tell they are both as sweet as can be. I am very sorry that Peachy is gone now, hon. (I can see she wasn't a parakeet--my dd had two. What type of bird was she?)

    Spotted your ticker! Woo Hoo! Congrats on your weight loss! You're making great progress and in such a short time! Nice going, hon!


    5203 days ago
  • v KSTEWART22
    Thanks for your kind comment on my Spark page. Hope are having a great week!
    5204 days ago
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