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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: 122,418

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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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  • v ICECUB
    29 days ago
    We paid to get the test from It was on sale before Christmas, cheaper than the former price and we sprang for it. It's very interesting, because DNA doesn't always match culture/geography, especially as the world has been migrating for eons. After we saw my Scandanavian results, sis went back in the tree and found some ancestors from Sweden on our maternal grandmother's side. Fascinating stuff!
    29 days ago
  • v NEW-CAZ
    I stand and watch them come down for breakfast most mornings Chris. there seems to be a pecking order though.
    Pigeons and Magpies first followed by the blackbirds and starlings.
    although saying that there is one blackbird that is always up before me and I swear he's standing there stamping his feet as if demanding where I've got too :LOL

    The robin is particularly friendly, he comes closer to me daily.

    Have a great Sunday hun emoticon

    what birds do you have visit?
    29 days ago
    We are full blooded sisters. But remember, we each got half our DNA from Dad and half from Mom. "Recombinant" DNA... no telling which genes of Dad's and which ones of Mom's each will get. Now of course, we are SUPER curious how the other three full blooded siblings would test out!

    29 days ago
    ..Find your quiet place and do those things that make you happy... emoticon
    29 days ago
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