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I live in Iowa; I knit, spin, weave, sew. If it has fiber I am all over it. Except for quilting and baskets; not enough time in the day.

In the fall of 2016 I decided I was old enough to be a "little, old, blue-haired lady" and had it dyed. Dearly Beloved likes it so it has stayed.

SparkPeople was off my radar for a long, long time. But after finding a new way to go I am using it again. In April 2012 I reached my first goal of losing 60 pounds and have been at maintenance ever since. Which is not quite true. If you talked with my coach I was maintaining. But I gained weight back. Right now I am not 160 but 200. It was four years returning but it returned and now I am working to take it back down without the program I used in 2011-12.

According to BMI and current weight charts (which are totally inaccurate and illogical) I was still counted as obese at 161. But right now I do not feel as good as I could. Sooooo, on the trail to lose what I have gained and perhaps go a bit lower to see how that feels.

Member Since: 4/6/2009

Fitness Minutes: 42,588

My Goals:
My biggest goal is to limber up and gain more stamina. The fact that pounds drop off is an added benefit.

My Program:
I have added more walking; taking the stairs going up. It is bumpy going with being consistent with weights.

Personal Information:
Iowa City, Iowa
Enforced retirement in February 2017 which makes me very happy for a number of reasons: 1-more time with DB; 2-able to walk more and not be tied to an office; 3-fibre related things, creating, conferences, etc.; and 4-be outside.

Find me on Ravelry as tully; Instagram as gtullyrav; and Facebook Grace Tully to see what is going on day to day.

Other Information:
"Make it work" has become a talisman for me. Many times I want to walk away but Tim G's voice in my head will not let me and so I go back into the fray to try and make it work.

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    thanks for reading my blog and the get well wishes
    9 hours ago
    Thank you sweetie, for the bloglove. Those "last minute goals" were probably always part of the overall picture - but January has been such month of accomplishments, and I'm such an 80/20 person, I'm very likely to say "oh - I've done enough" ... and then not do a few things that have heavy consequences - like those reports ... which involve many and have someone else's deadline. So while I was at it - finding ways to keep my nose to that particular grindstone - I thought I might as well check in on any other aspects of my life I that I care about.
    21 hours ago
    Thanks for the bloglove, darling. I'm getting together with the lady who used to do the reports - and who is the treasurer - today. She'll check them over with me and they'll go out - I hope - today. Thank goodness they can be filed electronically.

    As for salt - would you believe it - I made salty bean soup last night! We'd had a VA ham and I'd boiled down the bone for broth. I always do this so I was a little shocked that this time it turned out so salty. I couldn't eat the stuff - but DH loved it. That's his lunches for the week.

    I'm going to try to finish up DaPwincess' sweater today.
    1 day ago
    Thanks for the bloglove, honey. Alas - the report time didn't bleed into art time, but the PROCRASTINATION sure did. why DO I make such heavy work of this stuff? Gaaaa
    2 days ago
    thanks so much for reading my blog have a great week
    3 days ago
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