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I really really hate winter! Can you tell?!?!?

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 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: 145,950

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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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    Chris...that was SUCH a brilliant suggestion! Volunteering is EXACTLY the type of people where I will meet like minded people of service! Thanks SO much for that my friend!! emoticon
    42 days ago
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    . . . we don’t take steps toward growth until the pain of staying the same exceeds the pain of change. Only in that place does true surrender begin. Julie Gorman
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    47 days ago
  • v RAMONA1954
    Thanks for stopping by and commenting on my blog.
    50 days ago
  • v NEW-CAZ
    We have one thing in common..... I was a union rep during my time at British Telecom, not on the grand scale you have to deal with but I understand and have a small insight into standing u on behalf of others. won most of the cases I had to present but then had two or three employees who I felt awkward about standing up for (they were in the wrong). My conscience got the better of me and I stepped down.
    I could never be a defence lawyer emoticon a guilty guy wouldn't get my backing emoticon
    55 days ago
  • v PROVERBS3128
    Chris, thanks for the goodies and all the kind remarks. I am glad your Mom is making
    progress....hopefully once she sees the difference it will become easier and easier.

    I hope you have a most blessed weekend. :-)

    Love and Prayers,
    55 days ago
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