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From a high school friend - thank you GH!


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I've been here for long enough to have figured out what I need to do...just listen and make one good choice at a time. It's simple, but it's not always easy...but who am I to run away from a challenge!

I'm a survivor of constant dieting since high school (somehow already 50+ years ago!), long distance running, multiple falls from horseback, and weight gain from my own poor habits and "knowing it all." But, despite arthritis, I'm still mobile and active - what a gift!

It's time to quit lurking and start doing...

Member Since: 11/13/2012

Fitness Minutes: 49,422

My Goals:
For right now:
Weight work three times a week, walking every day, yoga, and tai chi.
Planning meals and snacks before I eat
Seeking daily inspiration
Giving myself some credit

For the longer term:
Feeling comfortable in my own skin
Doing 10 real push-ups,
Taking a mountain hike,
Buying my first bathing suit in 20 years,
Publishing books,

My Program:
Praying, 1200-1550 calories a day, daily exercise, tracking nutrients, learning more, asking for help when I need it (whooboy...) and offering support to others. I want to feel the satisfaction of following through.

Personal Information:
Gail from Maryland, by way of NJ, Iowa, Spain, Massachusetts, and Maine. I'm a Christian mother of one daughter, retired high school biology teacher, hip deep in some writing projects.

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Time just seems to slip away, and the older we get the faster it seems to go...and I've still got growing to do. I want to be more mindfully grateful. I want to appreciate and make good use of each moment I'm given, give my full attention to whoever is in front of me, and just "be here now."

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    Turkey Buzzards on a Native American totem..Very interesting. I didn't know that. I shared the info with my Hubby. Hope the rest of your day is great! emoticon
    68 days ago
    Thank you for the goodie, my friend. We had a few "picnics" while on the trip. We actually got home late last Sunday. This past week has been a week of appointments so not on here too much. Still have not had time to go through the many pictures I took. Need to email you later!
    68 days ago
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    Ah Gail, how did you know that was exactly what I needed! (Now just have to figure out how to get the cleaning goodie to jump out of my ipad and get to work!) emoticon
    68 days ago
  • v SISSIE21
    Hi Gail, just saw in your feed that you lost another 2 pounds. You are positively melting!! Must be all that farm work....
    Congratulations and hugs! emoticon emoticon
    72 days ago
  • v SISSIE21
    Thank you Gail for all your support. And I will try reaching out next time. But of course a food addict like myself does not want to reach out at that moment, because then I'd have to give up doing what I'm doing... :(
    However by day 3 I should have and next time I will. Thank you my friend, love you, Sissie
    77 days ago
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