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Family this past Christmas. Joshua home after 4 years "missing" Thank you Lord!



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I love to garden, and am out side on most days when I am not working, in it. I HATE winter!!! LOL

I also need to get my self back on track. some days I'm pretty good other days not so. I have some physical issues, but I am not in pain (thank God) so I am careful of what I can do, mostly low impact things are fine. So there are some things I will not do that cause undo stress on my body. It does not limit me for most part.

I am divorced, I have 4 grown sons. No grands yet. I look after my 80 year old mother. She is still very mobile and on her own. I work full time and part time, and am involved in various thing that keep me busy.

I am forever repairing or replacing things in my 85 year old house! I love to work with my power tools and do repairs around my house. All the doors and windows have been replaced, both baths have been replaced and are fairly new. replaced all flooring. Still needs siding, and walkway replaced.

So now I need to redo this body! So that it will serve me well, for many more years. I have been at it for awhile. I am determined, sometimes just not motivated! I need to do this, for me, because I AM worth it.

Member Since: 12/30/2008

Fitness Minutes: 114,746

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I have improved my walking endurance .... I can now walk over 3 miles with out a problem!

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I joined Jenny Craig a year ago July. I lost about 48 lbs
so far. have been kinda stuck since the holidays. have had some joint health issues, so I have not been able to walk as I had been. Trying to get back into the swing of things, as my knee is feeling better. I am looking forward to summer to be in my garden again. All that yard work and exercise!!
Continue with what I'm doing and also fit more exercise into what i've been doing.

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I live in Illinois, Summer is here and it has been VERY hot and humid! I work outside so I am jut wiped when I get home.

I have 4 boys, am divorced, Work full time at a Driver License facility. I test CDL truck drivers. Have been doing this for about 29 yrs.
have great friends, and a wicked sense of humor, that I do use all the time.

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My favorite life quote is BE STILL AND KNOW THAT I AM GOD. I often do not take the time to be still and listen, to myself, or my body.


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    Thanks for responding to my blog about the loss of my SPAT. I couldn't remember the name of the company or its original product. Sadly, I couldn't find any place to order a replacement clip, but I did email Fitlinxx's Customer Support. It's worth a shot!
    3 days ago
  • v CINDYTW963
    Thanks for your support!
    6 days ago
    Thank you for the goodie! I cannot wait to get more involved with the team. I was looking through your photos. Beautiful home, you have done so much!! We have a 100 year old house that leans and has a lot of issues. We are just struggling to keep it in good enough shape to pay it off so we can then fix it up a bit. I am sure glad to have a home to fix up though.

    thank you for the warm welcome. have a wonderful day.
    6 days ago
  • v FLORIDASUN've got that right Chris...but it keeps my life interesting! I'd be bored to death without this motley group! And what the heck would I blog about?

    Have a good day today...I know you get your drama from your customers..they certainly give me plenty also! emoticon
    8 days ago
  • v CBRINKLEY401
    I'm in Woodridge. My brother works at St James Farm just south of there. Cantigny belonged to Robert McCormick and St James belonged to Brooks McCormick, who was a descendent of Cyrus McCormick (Robert's uncle).
    Have you ever visited Kline Creek Farm? It isn't too far away. Just a bit north on County Farm Road
    9 days ago

    Comment edited on: 9/19/2016 11:08:45 PM
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