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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 84 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: 131,974

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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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    Thank You so much for commenting on my blog! Hugs.....
    11 days ago
    Well thank you. I'm still around, just checking not the boards as much. Less time on the PC. I'm still at it, tracking and running. Took on a bit more at church and now learning to use a Mac. It's a different kind of screwdriver.
    11 days ago
    Keeping up with tree debris is a lot of garden work. I have approx 50 trees on my property. Seems crazy! I had a gumball tree removed this summer. I couldn't tolerate the pokey balls. We have oaks that are worse than our maples, dropping branches and leaves all year. We do have some beautiful blossoms on the ornamental cherry trees and the dogwoods though that sort of makes it worth it. LOL sort of.
    11 days ago
    Hi there! Thanks for the comment on my blog. I'm trying to focus on how far I've come, not how far I have yet to go, and I do celebrate the fact that I've maintained. :) I just don't celebrate with ... cake.
    12 days ago
    Oh, I haven't seen the article, but knew she was interested in my story for it---thanks for letting me know in the goodie!
    15 days ago
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