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Elena 2 years old, October 2014

Camp Girls - Elena and I, August, 2013

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Working to live IN each day! It is way too easy for me to allow a day to disappear into busyness without taking any time to savor life.
Working to live IN each day! It is way too easy for me to allow a day to disappear into busyness without taking any time to savor life.

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 current weight: 157.2 

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Member Since: 1/7/2009

SparkPoints: 100,852

Fitness Minutes: 63,177

My Goals:
Long Term Goal: To be a very healthy, very old woman, surrounded by great-grandchildren and still living independently and enjoying my life.

I want to be as healthy as I can be at age 67.

I want to lose weight to a goal my doctor has set for me.

My Program:
It has been a long, dry season for weight loss and I need to get to work.
I recently read "Younger Next Year" and I'm determined to add regular every day exercise! I WILL get up to an hour at least 3 times a week - according to the book, everyday would be optimum! I just need to MOVE; that is the component that is missing!

Personal Information:
I grew up in North Dakota and attended the University of North Dakota for one year. Returned to college when I was 44 and graduated - now that felt good. I live in Ohio now. My husband was stationed here for his last Air Force assignment and we stayed in the area when he retired from the Air Force.
I've retired as of January 1, 2011!!.
I've met the goal of getting back to quilting finally. Two small projects completed recently. It keeps my hands too busy for food. I also love reading, spending time with friends, and traveling occasionally.

Other Information:
My Mantra -
Believe in Miracles.
Forgive everyone.
Life is not fair, but it is good.

My Other Mantra:
What doesn't kill you just doesn't kill you!

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Member Comments:
2/26/2015 2:37:02 PM

emoticon for commenting on my blog :) hope you are feeling well x

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2/26/2015 1:58:11 AM

emoticon Take Care Of Yer Friends emoticon
Friend is a word that I don’t throw around
Though it’s used and abused, I still like the sound.
I save it for people who’ve done right by me
And I know I can count on if ever need be.

Some of my friends drive big limousines
Own ranches and banks and visit with queens.
And some of my friends are up to their neck
In overdue notes and can’t write a check.

They’re singers or ropers or writers of prose
And others, God bless ‘em, can’t blow their own nose!
I guess bein’ friends don’t have nothin’ to do
With talent or money or knowin’ who’s who.

It’s a comf’terbul feelin’ When you don’t have to care
‘Bout choosin’ your words or bein’ quite fair
‘Cause friends’ll just listen and let go on by
Those words you don’t mean and not bat an eye.

It makes a friend happy to see your success.
They’re proud of yer good side and forgive all the rest
And that ain’t so easy, all of the time,
Sometimes I get crazy and seem to go blind!

Yer friend just might have to take you on home
Or remind you sometime that you’re not alone.
Or ever so genfiy pull you back to the ground
When you think you can fly with no one around.

A hug or a shake, whichever seems right
Is the high point of givin’, I’ll tell ya tonight,
All worldly riches and tributes of men
Can’t hold a candle to the worth of a friend.

—Baxter Black

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2/22/2015 11:09:29 PM

No, no one likes to be in the hospital and the last one I was in people were called in because they thought I was dying. They told me later I looked like a corpse. I didn't even recognize most of the people.

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2/20/2015 11:26:45 PM

~~~~~~~~~~~~THE 3 STAGES OF LIFE~~~~~~~~~~~~
1. TEENS--you have all the time and energy, but no money.

2. WORKERS--You have all the money and energy, but no time.

3. OLDIES--You have all the time and money, but no energy

Enjoy life and all the things you
have at that moment because you
can't have everything all at once.
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Have a very "Special" weekend!! Make it special for yourself!!

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2/20/2015 10:39:20 AM

I truly hope so Mz. Wanda and that you have a complete recovery...and no more scares like this. I wonder if the long bout with bronchitis had some effect?

We want to be as whole and healthy as we can be for our "tender years" emoticon emoticon

I'm seeing some lower numbers again and am blessed...I need to stop jumping off the wagon to play in the sand box.

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