Me and Gordon after climbing to the top of Diamond Head in Honolulu, Hawaii last month.
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My weight has remained stable for a long time no matter what I do, and my doctor says to ignore the BMI (which says I'm obese) and just keep on doing what I'm doing. I am exercising six days a week and watching my diet. My lab reports are consistently good. I have a lot of energy--seldom feel tired. I am losing inches, just not pounds, and going clothes shopping is almost a pleasure again. My goal is not to gain any weight.
To stay healthy, eat better, and have some fun.
I do stretches every morning, and I walk 6 days/week. I walk with the Volksmarchers (ava.org), some friends 1X/week, and meetups (email@example.com). I'm on SP's 10K/day team, which is very motivating. I have started back with WT at Gold's Gym.
I have always lived in St. Louis. I've been married for 30 years to Gordon, a very patient man. We have two adult children and two grandsons, 22 and 9, who live in Albuquerque. I retired from teaching high school, but then helped a friend at her preschool for 3 years. I am very much enjoying retirement.
Favorite TV shows: The Daily Show with Trevor Noah, John Oliver, Bill Maher, Samantha Bee's Full Frontal, and Stephen Colbert's Tonight. We obviously like news satire.
Favorite books: The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls, The Clan of the Cave Bear by Jean Auel, Blue Highways by William Least Heat Moon, The Help by Kathryn Stockett
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Hello!! Thanks for dropping by my blog, it's always so good to hear from you.
25 days ago
my dear sweet, DeAnne! I hope you've been enjoying a wonderful weekend. Today's the last day of my 30 day step challenge and I want to Thank YOU for your AWESOME support. It's made a huge difference and I appreciate it very much! Hugs, Love and Smiles for you on this most wonderfully made day and positive energy for a fantastic month ahead.
Metanoia (n) the journey of changing one's mind, heart, self or way of life. Go after what sets your soul on fire and enjoy the journey. Woohooo!!!
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... in the end, she became more than what she expected. She became the journey, and like all journeys, she did not end. She just simply changed directions and KEPT GOING!
26 days ago
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Thank you for stopping by & for commenting on my Phil blog. I don't blame him for being a little cranky when they pull him our of bed & drag him in front of a crowd & a bunch of cameras.
27 days ago
and a very good morning to you my dear sweet friend, DeAnne! Hugs, Love and Smiles for YOU on this most beautiful start to the weekend!
Some days are better than others and no matter what may bring us down, we find a way to get right back up. Great blessings are a result of great perseverance. DIMINISH self doubt, IGNITE self belief and BE the heroine that you TRULY ARE!
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The flower that BLOOMS in adversity is the RAREST and MOST BEAUTIFUL of all.
28 days ago
and good morning to you my dear sweet friend, DeAnne!
for making my day bright and extra special with your gracious presence on my page. I am so grateful and appreciative of YOU, and the support you've shown me. You are awesome!!
Love, hugs and smiles on this magnificent and most beautiful day!
30 days ago
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