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Thing 1 and Thing 2 settling in for a snuggle after playtime.

Zachadoodle, Hurricane Brodie, and Emmy-Mouse...Grandma's besties!!

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When I first joined this site, I wrote "Life goes on, and I'm tired of sitting on the sidelines watching." I've spent the vast majority of my life sitting on the sidelines...mostly because I just wouldn't allow myself to join in, to be happy, or to be successful!! Pretty dumb, eh? (Ya, I'm Canadian)

If John Glenn could go into space at 77, and Katsusuke Yanagisawa could climb Mt Everest at 71, even though I'm a 57 year old grandma, it's not too late for me either. It's not going to be easy, but my life alarm has been going off too many times lately for me to ignore it any more. My body is falling apart from abuse and neglect, and if I don't do something NOW, I won't be able to walk without a cane in a few years...definitely not something I want to have happen any time soon!!

I'm also going to get back to my blogging...I've been away from my writing from far too long, and at least the people here understand what I'm going through!

Member Since: 5/8/2007

Fitness Minutes: 6,986

My Goals:
To be able to walk up a flight of stairs without getting out of breath.

To be able to play horsie with my DGKs for more than 5 minutes without having to rest.

To be able to buy clothes somewhere other than the plus-sizes department!!

To get my blood sugar and blood pressure levels under control.

To learn to enjoy having an active life again.

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Spring 2016 5% Challenge goals:

Eat sensibly and in moderation, adding more water and freggies.

Walk dogs daily (weather permitting)

Aquasize 1X/week

Tai Chi 1X/week

DDP Yoga 2X week

Take ALL medications

Find new ways to add activity to my life every week.

Be an active team member.

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  • v KURTZIE1998
    emoticon from the Casual Travelers, wishing you and your team Tiger Monarchs a successful challenge/ emoticon
    2 days ago
    Yeah, we're on the monarchs! It's going to be a great challenge. The timing is perfect, wouldn't you agree? Although, doesn't Canadian Thanksgiving fall during it? I can't wait to find out your strategies for that.

    Have yourself a lovely day! emoticon
    8 days ago
    emoticon Hello fellow 5% Leader! emoticon

    Let me swing by and sprinkle some Stardust on your page!! How are you enjoying the Summer Challenge so far? I am having a wonderful time, and even more so since we are encouraged to meet the other leaders.
    Love the pictures of Thing 1 and Thing 2 and the kids!! And I love your attitude. No more sidelines, let's get out there, eh (well I am not Canadian, I am German, but I love the EH part)

    Have a great summer!

    Hugs and Cheer,
    emoticon ML for the Shooting Stars emoticon
    79 days ago
    emoticon Just a quick hello from a fellow 5% challenge leader!

    Thing 1 and Thing 2 are adorable!

    emoticon EL for the Spirited Under Dawgs
    81 days ago
    emoticon Just a quick hello from a fellow 5% challenge leader!

    Thing 1 and Thing 2 are adorable!

    emoticon EL for the Spirited Under Dawgs
    81 days ago
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