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I''m a 50 something (OK, barely 60) mom, grandma, and great-grandma. I was a technical supervisor for an environmental microbiology lab for 26 years, now retired.
I like growing things, kids,gardens and microscopic beasties too. I raise orchids, but have not attempted to propagate them. I like camping, reading,and gardening. I have 4 kids, 4 grandkids and 4 1/2 gg-kids. I have my BS in Medical Technology and an MS in Microbiology. I have been a busy, busy person. My youngest daughter, Shireen is multiply handicapped. She is autistic, has water on the brain, seizures (well controled fortunately) and cerbral palsy. Lost my husband & son both in 2012. Cause me to gain about 40 lbs back. Now in a relationship with an amazing fellow. He's now on a more healthy diet too. We enjoy traveling around the country in our RV.

Member Since: 8/2/2010

Fitness Minutes: 51,099

My Goals:
I want to weight about 130-150 lbs, so I can keep up with my kids!

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I had gastric by pass on July 2, 2010. So, I'm following my doctor's orders for my Rue n Y bariatric surgery.

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From: Indiana
4 Kids
8+ Grandkids

Work: Microbiology Supervisor 25 Yrs
Hobbies: Gardening
Orchids, Reading, Geneology, Cooking ethnic foods, traveling (RV)

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I'm somewhat of a Geek, I have been using my iPhone for the last 2 years and came to find Spark People through the applications as I was looking for receipes. I have over 250 applications on my phone and wish I had more memory for storage!

I carried a Palm OS Zodiac 2 for the PIM's and such and probably had almost as many apps on it. I set up my earlier palm pilots to use my cell phone as a modem to let me browse the web. So slow, that was back about 2001 or so. Also my bag got heavy carrying around all the cables I had!

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  • v CATLADY_56
    I tried the quinoa again. I rinsed it this time. It was better. emoticon
    2185 days ago
  • v CATLADY_56
    Thanks for telling me how to cook rice and quinoa. I forgot to rice the quinoa. I wonder what will happen to me? Maybe I'll grow another head. emoticon emoticon
    2194 days ago
  • v CATLADY_56
    emoticon You are doing a awesome job at weight loss. emoticon
    2201 days ago
    Sorry to here that! Hope you feel better soon and take care of yourself. See you the next time. I'm looking forward to it. The meeting was fantastic, and was loaded with great friends. ~Indygirl did a great job putting it together. I'm looking forward to the next one.
    Spark-on my friend,
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    2213 days ago
    Hello, and thanks for your comments on my blog. I have my lipid profile done in 4-6 weeks, and I am hoping to see an improvement from six months ago. Your comments were a big encouragement. Hope your hubby catches on soon!

    P.S. I will sparkmail you some links/info about the rhododendrons...
    Have a great weekend.
    2214 days ago

    Comment edited on: 3/5/2011 11:33:50 AM
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