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Yes, another year 2020 come and gone, Good and bad memories. The month of January is almost gone I wish like everyone else that the Virus was gone, but looks like it is mutating so will be here more longer than anyone expected. Old Solomon was right when he said there is nothing new under the Sun. We just have to have Faith that things will improve. Many friends and family have had family loss. We all wonder what God has in his plan for us. We just learned last night wonderful news that we will become Great Grandparents again, to another new grandson. It will be time for another Celebration for our small family.

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Well with the New Year of 2020, After yesterday, I am now the big 80...Oh my, I just don't know where our time has gone. I suppose that is why we should live each day of our lives to the fullest, and to enjoy everyday as it is our last. That also goes for the exercise that we do and all of our activities. I'm loved by so many family and friends and still find life as exciting and interesting as it has always been for me.

Many people and Spark Friends have asked me how I keep my motivation going so strong. I just say, I have a fun time and love all the challenges that come to me daily.

My husband has health problems as well as dementia, and will probably stop driving in March, so my largest challenge with him is how will I handle such a problem. My daughter that has down syndrome is going through monthly pms. with lots of mood swings. She just turned 41 years last month. I am blessed with my older daughter that I can always rely on for any help. When I am so stressed out she always comes to my aid and help. She also can drive our large van which I haven't driven. I love my little Plymouth Neon.

I still control my weight and gained after last night birthday party a 134 pounds so I will work extra hard to shed back to my normal 128 lb. I feel health and a comfortable at that weigh for my height..

Thank you for all your great messages about my new great grandson. He was born on 23 of Dec. Such a joy for our family. I've got lots to learn as I had 5 girls, so this is all new for me with a boy in our family.

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This is 2019, Time for some new Goals, As I age, this year I turn 79, I'm still trying to keep my body healthy, moving and full of energy. I suppose this time next year I will be looking for some new teams for people age 80's. I haven't looked so hope there are some good teams.
I really hate to be labeled and old person but I am. I know I have some new wrinkles on my face since our last year, and now almost all grey hair, but I sure don't want to be slow in movement, like most people, at my age..

I know with time my body will slow down with aches and pains from other small problems, as I'm sure it will, but I'm not ready for that yet. I will keep it moving, and trying to be strong, as long as I can. When I do start that, I guess I will just have to put up with that label that I get.

I'm going to the Gym through my Health Insurance Co. Kaiser, using "Silver and Fit".They sent me a nice Base Ball Cap, a couple years ago, and am receiving some very nice "Silver and Fit Pins" now I've received seven pins for my cap. There are copies of them in my Photos Page.

Thanks to you all that send me encouraging messages. I wish you well and hope that you all reach your goals, that you have set for yourself this year.

Sparks always has some interesting suggestion and articles with different Helps and Aids. I love to follow their exercise plans that they offer. The exercise Videos are great to use. Checked them out if you haven't already. I have been taking some of the Spark Challenges, each one is a real challenge, They are really helpful.

If you are truly working the Sparks Program, I would love to have you as a friend and Love to hear how you are doing on reaching your goals. I hope you will send me a note.

Thanks. Virginia



Member Since: 1/24/2008

Fitness Minutes: 143,964

My Goals:
Jan-May 2019, My weight is 127 Pounds, still maintaining although 2 pounds heavier than in 2017 only 1 pound since 2008....

I'm at 125 pounds on October 5, 2017 and am trying to Maintain around that weight for this new year..
My BMI is :
25.6 (1-15-12)
25.0-29.9 (is overweight)
Goal Weight:

128 to 130

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Still maintaining the 139 since back in 2008 Wow it is 2017 now, Our Time Sure Goes Fast, and each rising of the Morning Sun is a Brand New Day.

its been 9 years now since I joined Spark People on Jan.20, 2008. The following is how I lost weight before I went to my 50 High School Reunion in Fort Worth Texas. I was exactly the same weight on 3/24/2008....

1/24//08 Beginning wt. 139
2/24/08 One Month wt. 135
3/24/08 Two Month wt. 134
4/25/08 3rd Month wt. 132
5/25/08 4th Month wt. 131
6/25/08 5th Month wt. 128
7/25/08 6th Month wt. 129
8/25/08 7th Month wt. 128

I would love to get dow


My Program:

I've started going to the Gym again since the old one closed, I do 2 days of Strength exercise with weights and 3 days of Cardio a week. I walk at least 35 minutes a day on the treadmill & recumbent bicycle.

I Try to do the eating plan that I have in my program counting calories, with a balance of 5 Fruit, Veg. and Protein. Drink my Water 8 or 9 - 8 oz. a day.



Personal Information:
Born Jan. 8th, 1940

I am a Texas girl, from deep in the heart of Texas, living in Calif.

We came to California in 1965, We now live just outside of Sacramento, Ca.
I've been married this year celebrating our 62 years. We had 5 daughters, youngest is 41 year old, with Down's syndrome she still lives at home.. My oldest daughter, lives close-by, and my only grand daughter lived in a closeby town and is married. Her husband has one son age 9. We love to see her more often. They were married in November 2017.

In March 1977 we had a house fire and at that time 3 or my 4 daughters died, Bonnie, Tammy and Marilu. We are all Christians and we have faith, and plan to see our daughters again in Heaven, as well as all of our ancestors and those that have also trusted Christ as their savior. (John 3:16) In Dec 1978 my youngest daughter was born.


Other Information:
"It's Easy To Take The Most Important Things In Your Life For Granted.
It Can Be Gone, In A Wink Of An Eye, Before You Realize How Important It really Was."




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  • v TURKEY125
    Welcome to the 50’s, 60’s, 60’s, and Older team…we welcome you with open arms and a warm heart…Please post on the February Chat at thread, that is where we meet and visit…we believe when we support others we support ourselves…This group is friendly, caring and supportive. Looking forward to getting acquainted.
    At this time a have a new challenge to lose 5 pounds by Feb 14, it is Lose Your Love Handles….sounds like fun..come and join us in this adventure to healthy living….

    My name is Shirley G, I live in California and am 70 years old…I am a retired School Nurse. I love this team and have made some wonderful friends here.
    I wish you the best,
    Shirley G.

    4770 days ago
  • v DTBTSSANDFLUFFY
    HELLO welcome to our team and we are all here to help... this is a very supportive team and just one big family ... i am looking forward to getting to know you ..
    fr donna
    4770 days ago
  • v AKAU49
    Welcome, welcome,

    Great to have you as a member of the 50s 60s 70s and Older Team. Spark seems to work for most everyone and this team is one of the very best. The support and encouragement will be yours, right up to and beyond you losing the 14 pounds and you feel great at the reunion. Welcome.......

    Smiles............................... akau
    4771 days ago
  • v ABTBMK
    Nice Picture on there! Well I have joined up and I am sort of getting the hang of this site. Still tons to learn, I think you can hook up spark people to the Facebook web site. Not to sure about it but will check it out! Keep up the great work mom! Love ya,
    4771 days ago
  • v GRATEFULADY
    Hi and thanks for your comments on my blog. Good to meet you. You can post wherever you would like, my blog, my Sparkpage or a private Sparkmail. I'll be happy to hear from you any time. If you want to join any of the teams I am on, you will find them on my Sparkpage. Welcome to Spark. Hope you enjoy the journey and get lots of support.
    Marilyn
    4774 days ago
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