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I find myself this year at age 55. I am in the middle of Iowa, in the country. I do not drive. Countryside is pretty, but I was city raised and feel totally out of my element after living in a small town with sidewalks from age 18 until 50. I am adapting & enjoying all the new outdoor space.

Many nights I hear coyotes very close to the house, such a lonesome sound. Sometimes I startle a very large possum in the old barn or garage lean-to. Lots of wildlife for this quiet country ...
I find myself this year at age 55. I am in the middle of Iowa, in the country. I do not drive. Countryside is pretty, but I was city raised and feel totally out of my element after living in a small town with sidewalks from age 18 until 50. I am adapting & enjoying all the new outdoor space.

Many nights I hear coyotes very close to the house, such a lonesome sound. Sometimes I startle a very large possum in the old barn or garage lean-to. Lots of wildlife for this quiet country life.

I am pleased that finally this year my yard has bird's foot trefoil growing in it! The bright yellow flowers bloom all summer & it has became my favorite volunteer plant in my yard next to purple sweet clover.

I realize it is high time to focus on my health, that it is never too late. I mostly use wii fit and exercise videos & a challenge here on Spark.

I 'just' have enough internet here for video streaming and for that I am grateful! Another half mile out, and I would have been internetless!

I enjoy the blogs of people with the same goal - getting healthier. I am inspired by so many!

I like all the resources on this site, but especially all the like minded people that really understand working toward fitness and health.

Living in a much smaller home has helped me pare down my possessions. I am debt free and plan on moving back into town when my old home is renovated.

I keep a smile on my face and a thankful heart.
Most days.
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Member Since: 9/25/2008

SparkPoints: 48,938

Fitness Minutes: 25,749

My Goals:
To eat more mindfully, and move my body more, one day at a time.
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My Program:
Drink at least eight glasses of water. Eat normal portion sizes of food. 30 minutes of activity five days a week.

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Lately my hope of losing weight and keeping it off is the best it's been in ages.

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I've been enjoying Sparkpeople, learning new things & like encouraging others to be their best.

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STARLITNIGHT
9/19/2014 1:41:49 PM

Today is a new day! emoticon

Under the big top we will be learning to become a sharp shooter! When we aim for something and keep trying, it becomes easier for us to hit our targets. emoticon

My challenge for you is to check out the Bow and arrow exercise in the daily panther challenge, to help with reversing upper arm sag. emoticon

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BLUEJAY1969
9/19/2014 12:58:59 PM

You can find the Richard Simmons chair video at his site! I couldn't find it anywhere else! Hope that helps you locate it!
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JENNBECK831
9/18/2014 4:50:49 PM

Way to go with 3 miles with the workout video today!

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9/18/2014 4:20:03 PM

emoticon The Circus has arrived, and the jugglers are the next act! emoticon Lets see how you can juggle this challenge! emoticon

The more fruits and vegetables people eat, the happier they feel, emoticon the effects peak at seven daily servings. emoticon Whether itís the inflammation-fighting antioxidants, fiber, or vitamins, researchers arenít sure why healthy grub yields more joy, but they send you to your happy place. emoticon

So eat your Fruits and Veggies anyway you can! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon


I challenge you to juggle in 5-7 serving of Freggies to eat tomorrow and post in chat what you had!


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JENBISHOP2
9/18/2014 1:42:55 PM

Karen-
Here is my inspirational thought for the day:
No matter what the scale says. we are making in difference in our lives by taking control!


"Not everything that counts can be counted, and not everything that can be counted counts." (Sign hanging in Einstein's office at Princeton)

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