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I am a 71 year old grandmother that just wants to stay healthy. I live on 5 acres with my husband, dog and chickens. We are not the traveling kind and are living our dream.

Member Since: 5/4/2009

Fitness Minutes: 204,438

My Goals:
Reached my 125 goal today, June 21, 2010, now I think I will try for 120.

Well, today, March 2, 2013, my goal again is to get to 125 and maintain the weight once I get there. I kind of let myself slip when I started having back pain. I need to get a grip. I only need to lose 13 pounds to be where I want to be.

Today is March 17, 2015 and my goal is to get to 130.

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Going to the gym a minimum of 3 days a week for strength and cardio, Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Tuesday and Thursday strength, stretching and recumbent bike at home. Hula Hooping 5 minutes per day at least once a day.

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I was born in Albany, California, moved to Vacaville, California when I was 5 and lived there most of my life. My husband and I retired to Oroville, California in 2002. My Grandmother, Father and I were all born and raised in California so that makes me 3rd genertion.

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I love to garden. I have five different gardens on our 5 acres not counting my vegetable garden. I have a cactus garden, lantana garden, a verbena garden, iris garden and a garden with evergreen schrubs that bloom. I also have a 24" border around my house with different plants. I put the gardens where there were big rocks so my husbund would not mow over the rocks while we were developing our property. Now the gardens are part of our landscaping.

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    Hi there. We are in Augusta Maine. State Capital and a historic site in the USA. There are few old buildings in Maine and the rest of the country. Old Fort Western is a wooden trading Post.
    I grew up in OK and we have graves with head stones with only 3 numbers carved in to them.
    Tell me where you will be going in Maine and we can see how close it is to our little house on a quarter acre but we love it. Nothing fancy but it has been home for a long time about 45 years. Take care I love to talk about Maine.

    Pat in Maine.
    141 days ago
  • v JENNY888
    There were a lot of limbs down in our driveway last night and some of the neighbors even have flooding. It looks like there is a lot more rain coming in the next couple of weeks. Helps the drought but not so good for the flooding.
    143 days ago
  • v JENNY888
    I've been avoiding the soup due to the high sodium in it. I had some vegetable soup last night from Tong Fong Lows and it was really good and didn't taste like it had that much sodium in it. I was surprised. I had hubby pick up a lemon chicken dinner for himself and had him get me a soup with the most veggies in it. We will have to get together for lunch when you shop again. Maybe we can go to Tong Fong Lows and get some of that soup.
    194 days ago
  • v WENDIQ
    Thanks for your thoughts, Gretchen. It's a long haul.....I need all the positive thoughts sent my way......:)
    252 days ago
    And Charlie woofs and wags right back!!

    I agree with you: that weed whacking is hugely hard work and you are keeping both yourself AND your garden trim and tidy!!

    We've had horrendous rain storms here, no drought -- but lots of sunshine too. Actually quite a glorious summer all round!!
    357 days ago
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