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I came to SparkPeople to turn things around in my life. As I get closer to retirement, I've vowed that a rocking chair is not in my future! And it's working - after a year, I've shed the pounds, and have a much healthier outlook on life. Doesn't get much better than that!
I came to SparkPeople to turn things around in my life. As I get closer to retirement, I've vowed that a rocking chair is not in my future! And it's working - after a year, I've shed the pounds, and have a much healthier outlook on life. Doesn't get much better than that!


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Member Since: 5/30/2012

SparkPoints: 135,167

Fitness Minutes: 36,552

My Goals:
Get to and maintain a healthy BMI

Have a good excuse to buy new clothes

My Program:
Track and sweat

(calories and exercise)

Personal Information:
I'm a 64 year old biologist, currently living in the beautiful Appalachian mountains of SW VA. I became a biologist because I have a deep appreciation and concern for all of the beautiful creatures with whom we share our planet, but especially birds. I enjoy getting outside, hiking, bird watching, and hand crafts. Luckily for me, I live in the perfect spot to indulge in all of the above. I'm also very interested in nutrition and the local foods movement. I guess you could say that I have a long history of tree-hugging!

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"Follow this highway
Through the canyon where the red rocks glow.
Wind through the forest.
Trace the rim edge where the pine trees grow.
And, this is what I know

Gonna make this my home."

Follow This Highway song by Neptune's Car

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MARIWELL

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LOUIE-LILY

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LOUIE-LILY
4/19/2016 2:02:37 PM

Oh, I'm so glad Tigger is doing much better...and of course, Bear too! It's just so terribly upsetting when they're sick :(
I hope further tests come back good too.

I'm having to wean mine off of the crunchies (Blue) they love so much. It's what I was leaving out for them all day when I'm gone. But Louie just can't keep it down and Lily just doesn't need anything more to add to her chubby self! I give them a bit in the evening when his digestive system seems to work better and I can make sure he's not wolfing it down in one gulp!

As you said...they are complicated critters! But can we imagine life without them ;)
Hugs to you 3 from us.



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LOUIE-LILY
4/15/2016 10:42:37 AM

OH, poor things! I'll be waiting for the results on Tigger...so upsetting when they're sick and yes, VERY expensive!

L&L are just about due for their annual so I may get Louie another shot like you did with Bear. I'm just not sure if it really helps L. Hard to say if he's better...he still pulls out fur on his little legs, but doesn't seem as much. His belly seems to be growing some fuzz and maybe not it's not as pink, but again - maybe we're all just getting used to it. He's not miserable though, so that's a good thing.

Hugs to you 3 from us -
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JANET552
4/15/2016 7:13:02 AM

Are Tigger's tests at the vet soon? Best wishes to him -- and you.

I hope the semester isn't too hectic right now for you. It's probably not that far from being done at this point and that means exams. I thought of you as I was driving to see my folks earlier this week. There was a very interesting program on public radio about the intelligence of birds.



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KDYLOSE
4/15/2016 6:33:44 AM

I had an older cat back in Ohio who became alarmingly skinny, but I finally realized that it was too hard for her to chew dry cat food anymore and switched her to wet, and she got back to a normal weight. I know you use canned catfood but wondering if you do a mix of wet and dry. (I normally just use a good grain-free dry mix.)

It's kind of shocking how expensive the vet services are when we're used to insurance for ourselves, isn't it?

My cat I have now has a very sensitive stomach - if I give him a bit of even the simplest food scraps, like plain boiled chicken or tuna fish out of the can, he throws it up. So it's catfood only for him. Was used to sharing treats with my Ohio cats every time I cooked, they'd stand around and wait.

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LOUIE-LILY
4/14/2016 7:28:17 AM

What's going on with Bear & Tigger? I know how worried you must be if Tigger is still not well...so sorry!
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Louie and Lily are especially concerned about their distant cousins!
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