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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

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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 STOP!!!!

    I joined SP because I came across a excise on pinterest put out by SP! I looked into what SP was. I talked to my counselor about joining. I have IBS! One major trigger is emotional! My counselor felt it was a wonderful idea to join. I have become a different person because of SP! I am SICK of spending 8 hours writing and rewriting my my blogs because people like YOU DON'T read my blog! You twist what I write and make me think I am thinking something I am not!!!!

    You know NOTHING about me!!! You know NOTHING about my life!!! You didn't even try to get to know me!!! My counselor is one of 2 people outside my family who has actually seen how my parent's treated me. She even talked to my son's father!

    When I joined I didn't want to blog because because people like you have not listen to me and have twisted every word I say but people on SP including you encouraged me to blog so I did!

    My mom had a very rare condition that turned her lungs to stone! Mom was to be on oxygen, She refused to be. I just learned a few months ago (if you had read) that because my mom refused to use oxygen, it messed with her brain. That is when I started having IBS! Because my mom's brain was messed up, she did and said things that hurt me and others. Yes I've blogged about that time because I am trying to figure things out! I am NOT BASHING my mom!!! If you had even read my FB entries you would know I loved her!!! The last blog you commented on, if you had read it, you would have seen that!!!

    I have thought about quitting daily because you don't read what I write! Your words get into my head and I start thinking things I don't even think!!!

    I am not on here to gain friendships! I am on here to become a healthier person! I blogged that I want my goals in 2018 to be more the what I eat and exercise! Maybe making new a new recipe once a month. Maybe it is learning something that my mom was unable to teach me! That is not BASHING her that is moving forward!!! Maybe it is trying a new exercise! Maybe it is learning to laugh at myself! Maybe it's learning to hola hoop for the first time! I understand now my mom's brain was mixed up and what she did to me was not her fault! So if I say 'my mom never taught me to make jelly and my son and I just made a batch'. I am NOT BASHING my mom! Who knows what my mom was thinking. Lack of oxygen killed her brain cells!

    The only think I am mad at my mom about is not taking care of herself! It was her choice not to use oxygen! She missed out on so much because she cared more about her looks then she did herself!!! Unlearning what she taught me is hard!

    If you are will to UNDERSTAND that, I will add you back as a friend! If not fine! I am sick of being careful of all I write and not write on my blog! My IBS has acted up since your last comment!

    One thing about me is I try to put myself in the other person's shoes. Have you tried to put yourself in my shoes???
    1 day ago
    Accountability. Send me at least 1 food pic a day along with your food log.

    That's step one.

    You send the good, the bad, the ugly. And especially when you nail it!

    I'll rate your food choices and give you some feed back or a smart swap idea.

    Still Step 1.

    Step 2 .... I'll keep you guessing.

    Reward? That will come. We've got some talking to do first to see where you live, etc. That too I will keep you guessing at.

    You in?

    Friend me
    1 day ago
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    2 days ago
    Just read your current status, Linda, about your not being into "this". And want to let you know that if "this" refers to sharing about your day in a blog or to getting back to following your chosen program, I certainly do understand both situations. I believe that we all experience the fact that some days it all comes so smoothly & other days it is just not going to be. My sage advice is that if we hang in there we will eventually turn a corner & get back on track in whatever area we have temporally been derailed.

    I was writing you quite a missive yesterday & my emoticon mysteriously frozen up. emoticon By the time I got back into "Sparkville", there was no retrieving what I had typed out & I did not have the time to retype it. emoticon

    I have been thinking about your having said that y'all won't be having any company for the holiday(s). I hope that you will consider the possibility of inviting others to your Thanksgiving table. I know that that is not the same as having your sons with you; however, there can be great joy in hosting such a dinner. Especially if the guests are those who would otherwise be alone on that day of celebrating the blessings given to us.

    I do pray that your tomorrow will be brighter than ever!

    God bless!

    P.S. Added thought = your guest list could be other couples who are childless or whose offspring who cannot be with them for whatever reason.
    2 days ago

    Comment edited on: 11/14/2017 8:49:29 PM
    Absolutely Linda. Get some pine branches and tie them with a nice bow....just lay them next to something on your table...simple.
    2 days ago
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