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Time to Shape Up and Meet life's challenges head on

I find myself this year at age 56. 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 56. 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.

My husband, James, was diagnosed in June 2015 with cirrhosis of his liver, 10% left, AND liver cancer that spread to his lungs. Prediction of life: six months. It is in God's hands.
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Member Since: 9/25/2008

SparkPoints: 70,322

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My Goals:
To eat more mindfully, and move my body more, one day at a time.

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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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7/25/2015 1:05:29 PM

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7/24/2015 8:06:56 PM

My message to help motivate you & ( Especialy ) Me this week is

Do something today that your future self will thank you for..........

For me today I made the decision to join a indoor pool.to help me on my weight loss journey.

Share what you think you can do that your future self will thank you for.

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7/21/2015 7:23:49 AM

Thanks for stopping by and reading my blog. I just turned in my first card so maybe I will win for the drawing this week. If not that's ok since I feel better.



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7/17/2015 8:30:14 AM

Have A Great Weekend !!!

My message to help motivate you & ( Especialy ) Me this week is

The moment you're ready to quit is usually the moment right before a miracle happens.

Don't give up.!!!
Stay Strong My Spark Buddies
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7/10/2015 1:00:39 AM

My message to help motivate you & ( Especialy ) Me this week is

“You build on failure. You use it as a stepping stone. Close the door on the past. You don’t try to forget the mistakes, but you don’t dwell on it. You don’t let it have any of your energy, or any of your time, or any of your space.”
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