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Welcome to my SparkPage! I�ve been a member of since June 10, 2010. Six months before joining, my highest weight was 220 pounds. Trying and failing every diet on the market put me on a roller coaster year after year. That is, until I became a member of This program made me realize that what I needed was a change in lifestyle, not a diet that would eventually end. With God in my life, determination to succeed, and the support and encouragement of my family, friends and members of, I embarked on my journey to better health.

Choosing better nutrition and becoming physically active while tracking everything I eat and do added to the success of reaching my goals. On July 12, 2011 I reached my weight goal. I went from wearing size 20 to a size 6! Over the past three years this 59 year old gal has become addicted to bike riding through wooded trails, paved trails, and roadways. I enjoy power-walking, running and kayaking. During the winter months I enjoy snowshoeing and continue to ride my bike and jog on back roads. I�ve fallen in love with Nature and have become a �shutter-bug�. And I have fun blogging about the different sights on my trails. Before I became a member of the SparkPeople community, I used to read about outdoor adventures and admire pictures of people hiking and biking in and around the Grand Tetons, Canyonlands, Arches National Park or the Gunks. Now I write about my own adventures and find myself in those kinds of pictures. My blogs continue to document them.

I welcome you to take time to read some of my blogs here on my SparkPage. Life is an adventure. There are many roads for us to travel to reach our goals in life. Choose the healthy road. Have your goals in full sight and take one step at a time to reach them. It may be difficult at first, you may experience bumps every once in a while, but with consistency at working hard and not giving up, what you thought was impossible you can make possible! Every day I want to be better than I was the day before. Join me as we journey side by side to reach our goals. Together, we can do it one step at a time!

Member Since: 6/20/2010

Fitness Minutes: 133,158

My Goals:
- To continue to have a closer relationship with God
- To lose 10 pounds and maintain weight goal
- To improve my running
- To complete fabric books for Project Linus
- To complete cross-stitch ornaments for Christmas 2015

My Program:
To cycle at least 3 times a week.

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    Thanks for your support on Girls Gone Riding! It makes being a leader easier when people contribute and participate like you do.

    Thanks also for the compliment on my riding. I have worked very hard to become a better rider. This is my third year riding a road bike and the second using clipless pedals. My bike is a Masi Alare Belissima women's road bike. I had not heard of Masi before I started looking at bikes and I did try out a few before buying this one. I am pretty short (just under 5'2") and I needed to get pretty much the smallest women's road bike that is made.

    11 hours ago
    emoticon Today is Turtle Day! emoticon Coming out of my shell to check on all my Spark friends and see how you are doing. I hope 2016 is off to a great start for you! I can't believe we already have 5 months of it almost completed. Let's make the rest of it emoticon !
    5 days ago
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    Thanks for the goodie! It inspires me to make a fruit salad for dinner tonight! emoticon
    5 days ago
    Thank you for your kind words on my blog today! I truly appreciate it!

    emoticon I love my strawberry...thank you for my goodie!
    13 days ago
    Thank you for the goodie. It's perfect for this time of year. Have a wonderful weekend and a great new week.

    14 days ago
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