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I'm 73. another years has gone by, so now I am 74,and I have decided that I am not going to focus on losing weight as much as I am going to improve my eating habits. I have asthma and am on oxygen at night and can't walk long distances, I have had 3 surgeries on my left shoulder and now have a frozen shoulder, so that shoulders makes it difficult to do a lot of kind of exercises, so I do what I can, and if I lose a couple pounds that is a bonus, not a requirement.

I am a farmers wife and engaged in as much of the farm as I can, and understand. We do have some livestock, sheep, 8 miniatures horses, and goats and right now we share the chores, me in the morning and hubby in the evening, but once field works start the chores are all my baby, and I do enjoy them.

I really don't have any big expectations, cause I am not one that likes setting goals. I just want to be as healthy as I can and enjoy life, and it doesn't mean spending hours and hours walking, running, working out in a smelly germ infested gym, I work hard on the farm and that has been the way it has been for many centuries, in my family, so I think it is good enough for me.
Honest work, and knowing I should not eat as much as I do, but it is all natural food, that means I don't eat boxed or store canned food unless it is unavoidable. If you read labels, some dogs and cats eat better than some do. If I can't pronounce it, I don't eat it.
So that said I have no goals, just honest living, and no beating myself up if I have a piece of pie.

Member Since: 2/7/2012

Fitness Minutes: 26,021

My Goals:
I will maintain my health the best I can.

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I will walk to the best of my ability each day

I will watch my bad snacking habits.

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My name is Linda, I am 74 year old, or as I say 60-14. I am married to my very best friend, and a farmers wife, so I wear a verity of hat. I have 3 grown sons, none who live near, 10 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren.

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I love to read, favorite writers are Steven King, Dean Koontz, Robin Cook, James Patterson, etc. I also like crossword puzzles, zig saw puzzles, gardening, and anything outside. And of course our 2 dogs, Duke, a 3year old Great Pyreneese , and Merlin almost 2 year old Newfoundland/Great Pyreneese puppy.

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    Just as the birds are given what they need, live your life knowing that abundance is already yours. Gail Lynne Goodwin
    4 hours ago
    thank you for taking the time to comment on my blog
    20 hours ago
    Thank you for taking the time to comment on my "A letter from my future successful self in February 2020 to who I am today in 2018. Honesty is hard." blog. I only saved a copy on the blog, so as long as Spark People is here, I've got one. I hope you will have a wonderful week.

    "Everyone has inside of him a piece of good news. The good news is that you don't know how great you can be! How much you can love! What you can accomplish! And what your potential is!"–Anne Frank
    23 hours ago
    I did lose 8 since 1/1. It's the 20 or so that I lost last year that made the clothes start fitting, and the 8 lbs is only making it better. I had some favorite slightly baggy clothes I was still wearing till I absolutely had to replace them. Knowing I'm still losing, I stick pretty much to thrift shops. Do you think we have scale trolls sticking their big toes down on our scales when we weigh?

    1 day ago
    If it was only 8 lbs, I'd still be in the same clothes. It took about 20 to start fitting into old stuff. The 8 lbs is since January. Yes, I've come too far to stop, and I have no intention whatever of going back. What I'd like to know is why it takes 2 days to put on 3 lbs and 2 weeks' hard work to take off the same 3 lbs???
    1 day ago
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