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*~*Merry*Christmas*~* *& a*Happy*New*Year!*

My usual blurb is temporarily shelved so I can put up a cheerful Christmas greeting instead. Although well into middle-age with grown up children, I still get excited about Christmas!

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~*~* Wishing you all a Happy, Healthy Christmas *~*~
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My usual blurb is temporarily shelved so I can put up a cheerful Christmas greeting instead. Although well into middle-age with grown up children, I still get excited about Christmas!

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~*~* Wishing you all a Happy, Healthy Christmas *~*~
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Member Since: 9/28/2013

SparkPoints: 1,767

Fitness Minutes: 124

My Goals:
Be able to
-Walk up the stairs and not be out of breath
-Make and keep appointments
-Go outdoors every week
-Go further afield as used to, catching buses to other towns
-Do housework for longer than 15 min periods
-Do at least easiest option on Rosemary Conley dvds
-Go to library, manage money, do bits of shopping myself

My Program:
Plan to:
-Do Tai Chi 5 mins daily
-Fetch and do things myself as much as is possible
-Keep going up and down stairs during the day
-Start ordering veg box...
-... and make half my plate vegetables
-Do housework when can, so active in some way
-Start decorating home (in simple ways) and doing art/crafts, so active rather than sedentary
-Write a weekly menu, with healthy recipes





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I love literature, music, and watching films.

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It isn't what happens to you, it is how you deal with it that shapes your life.

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IGNITEME101
12/23/2013 12:40:01 PM

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May Your Christmas be full of the CHEER that will last throughout eternity!

In Him, Della

For CHRISTMAS reality read MY BLOG 'LISTEN'



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AWESOMECHELZ
12/21/2013 8:51:04 AM

Hi my friend! I have been really slow in Goodreads lately and here too but haven't forgotten you. I am very proud of you for risking so much to be active and reaching out. emoticon Thanks for stopping by my Feed to wish me luck during the job interview. I will need it! Thanks for your prayers too. I hope this weekend is relaxing and fun for you. Let's keep Sparking! emoticon emoticon emoticon
LOVE, CHELSEA



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AUGUSTDRAGON
12/10/2013 8:58:10 AM

I have a Spark Activity Tracker, and I love it. It's so motivating. When I reach my goal on steps for the day, my tracker will light up all the way around the face when I tap it. The Glow Getter award is for achieving my number of steps. Each week I up the number. Happy a Merry Christmas! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon



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CATLOVER110
12/7/2013 6:29:22 PM

Hi! Thanks to your encouragement I've joined Goodreads! It looks like something I will enjoy. I rated 20 books like it said to, and it recommended more for me to read. I can see how the more you rate, the better the recommendations would be. How is your discussion group going?



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KSGAMMA
12/6/2013 8:58:54 PM

thanks for your comments on my blog. You mentioned wanting to work on loneliness. My blog was about the love and support I have of family and friends - thank heavens! But, that wasn't always the case. I have a blog about being raised to believe I was a hypochondriac and little to no support from family. In my first marriage we moved 1000 miles away from family and friends and I ended up a fishing and hunting widow and in addition, my husband often worked out of town for weeks at a time. When he was home, he would go out for a beer after work but not come home until 8 or 9. Things went from bad to worse and we divorced. I was a single mom for 20 years. To support us I had a non union job and worked 45 hrs a week one week and 60 hrs the next with evening meetings. I only got paid for 35 hrs a week but knew it was like it or leave. I had no time for relationships or friends - it was all work and my daughter. I had moved back to my hometown but my friends were long gone and my family little support or help - not any support or help, but very little. I was sooo very lonely. When my daughter turned 21 I realized I didn't have to watch out for her in quite the same way now - she was a grown woman. She didn't care for my attitude - I'll always be her Mom and love her more than anything but I didn't have to devote my entire life to her. One day she would leave the nest and I'd be totally alone. I allowed my self to start having relationships, had to give up the demanding job I had and settle for another where the hours weren't so bad. I was fortunate enough to meet the man who is now my husband. We have had the best 11 years together of my life. Nothing is perfect but it's the best I've ever known. He may tune me out sometimes, sometimes a lot, lol, but he's always there when I need him and stands by me. He's become my best friend too. I don't have too many friends still and probably never will have. I have too many medical issues for a lot of people to be comfortable with. Those same issues are very very stressful for my husband and I'm sorry for that but a lot of them have come upon us since we got married and he's rolled with all the punches with little complaint. many would have left. I still feel lonely at times but nothing like the 20 some years I was really alone and very very lonely. I sincerely hope you too can overcome your loneliness



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