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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: 47,226

Fitness Minutes: 24,868

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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WEARINGTHIN
8/29/2014 9:16:39 PM

I wonder if compression stockings would help my fatigued muscles in my legs. What do you think? Glenn



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16TO10
8/29/2014 7:36:40 PM

Hi Karen - just added you as a friend - I'm a panther too. Hope you have a great weekend.

Stay strong.

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STARLITNIGHT
8/29/2014 6:01:57 PM

F ~ Focus on the part of you that wants to be healthy and free.

O ~ Open yourself up to new experiences, get out of the comfort zone.

C ~ Choose healthy alternatives and add them to your favorite recipes.

U ~ Understanding and knowledge of your daily habits is key to succeed.

S ~ Surround yourself with healthy minded people, and your Panther Pals for support.




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KIRSTENLYNN62
8/29/2014 11:45:06 AM

Hi there! I hope you are doing great this week! We can do this! emoticon



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RPOOHBEAR35
8/27/2014 10:05:23 PM

Hi karen!! hope you are having a great week!!



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