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I am a 70 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.
I am a 70 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.

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 current weight: 139.6 

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Member Since: 5/4/2009

SparkPoints: 114,704

Fitness Minutes: 170,271

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.

My Program:
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.

Personal Information:
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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3/14/2015 11:09:36 PM

Oh it CAN'T haqve been 4 years ago! I think about you guys often, every time I go past the brew works, which is often since my grandkids live close to the Galleria.

We should do it again one of these days! Maybe on our 5 year anniversary?

Hope all is well with you & yours.

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3/14/2015 1:36:31 AM

I'm also a fan of sunsets, and when I took up painting with acrylics it seemed to me that painting sunsets were some of the most satisfying to do, and they are not that hard for me. My first painting was of a sunset -- not spectacular but fun.

Hugs, Eve

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3/10/2015 8:06:19 PM

I tried to order one today from the Spark website and it was $29.95 plus $5 shipping. But my order was declined. I emailed Spark and they told me it was my banks fault and my bank said it is Sparks fault. Spark did not get the order but my visa has two pending orders from Spark. Will have to wait a week because the bank said if they don't have any action within a week the charges are dropped from my account. Thanks for the information. emoticon

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3/10/2015 7:25:25 PM

HI AMBUDMAN......I LIKE THE TRACKER BUT IT DOES HAVE SOME DRAWBACKS....however,I did get mine on sale last Oct. and I think they have a newer one now. I only paid $29.95 for mine which I notice is $10 less than the new one....It logs in my daily steps just fine. It is harder to use if trying to count exercise doing anything except a Sparkpeople sponsored activity. And personally, I did have a problem with the calibration which I finally gave up on and use it the best I can. I lovingly call it "My Little Black Nag" as I love to see all the lights go on meaning I know I've hit my goal.......the goal, BTW, is self set so nobody else knows what it is. So, you are only responsible to yourself.......If you have any SPECIFIC questions, please just PM me and I'll be happy to try and answer.......Good Luck with your decision..... emoticon

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3/8/2015 1:30:39 PM

Yes, Buncolady...a few years back in Belton, Mo.

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