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Rusty, the British Shorthair - King of the Castle!

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Hello Everyone! I've been a Spark member since late March 2006, and it has made a big difference in my life. I really needed to do this, but wanted to do it on my terms, and Spark lets me do just that!

Gradually I regained all the weight, and then some. In 2017 I tried eating the foods specifically beneficial to my personal health, and that made a big difference. I felt great, and lost a bit of weight, but didn't really track anything. And due to work-related stress I didn't stick with it.

Now I'm retired, and in 2018 there was a stressful family event that caused me to lose about 10 pounds rather quickly. That was the boost I needed to get moving again. I'm almost halfway to my longterm goal, and feeling great!

Member Since: 3/24/2006

Fitness Minutes: 74,482

My Goals:
My goals are to lose 110 pounds, feel better physically and mentally, and to maintain a healthier lifestyle. That was from 2006. My short term goal is to lose 20 more pounds by November 2019.

My Program:
I''m trying to do some kind of exercise every day, eat healthier foods, and give up the old habits that made me put on the pounds. I''m drinking a minimum of 8 glasses of water a day. However, I''m not going to substitute real food with plastic non-fat, fake-sugar sweetened food if I can at all help it.

Personal Information:
I''m from Trempealeau, Wisconsin, which is right on the Mississippi River in Western Wisconsin.

Other Information:
I love to knit, weave, spin, and basically do all kinds of needlework. I have three cats, Rusty, Rollie, and Lilly, who are the best companions! I also like to read, garden, explore the countryside, and collect whatever strikes my fancy. This is also from 2006 or maybe 2008. Lily and Rusty are both gone now, and Rollie is a senior at 14. Gracie is the newest addition to the family.

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    1469 days ago
    Love your bolero!
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  • v XME501
    Just "found" you on the Small Goals Challenge - love the pictures of you and your cats - we are "cat people - my son and I. We live in a small apartment here in Pendleton, OR - and there are a few cats - and seems they belong to all of us.

    I love knitting - part of a local group that meets at least a couple of times each week. And we have a couple of gals who spin. One gave me some of her yarn that I am knitting into a shawl for Daughter.

    Will check in with you again to see how you are doing.
    Have a WOW Wednesday,
    1480 days ago
  • v TURTLE69
    Welcome to Crochet The Pounds Away Team! emoticon Feel free to add me as a friend. If you need any support or just someone to talk with, give me a holler.


    1480 days ago
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