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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

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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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EABL81
5/30/2015 7:21:43 PM

Hi Karen! Thank you for stopping by and commenting on my blog. And thank you for the new suggestions. I didn't even think about my hair and fingernails!!

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NANA-B-FITZ
5/29/2015 9:29:03 AM

Beautiful Tomorrow Never Comes !

When It Comes,Its Already TODAY !

In The Search For Beautiful Tomorrow,DON’T Lose Your Wonderful “TODAY”……..

Wish you all a Happy Weekend and a wonderful week ahead
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LDYSABELLA
5/28/2015 3:32:43 PM

Thanks for taking time to stop by my blog. I picked up some new to me clothes that make me smile and saved my money for new bras! Have a great week.



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WEARINGTHIN
5/27/2015 1:34:01 AM

Thanks for your comments. I think I'll avoid the occasion. My dad was an alcoholic who died of kidney failure and liver failure. I think my brother and sisters have gotten the wrong message about alcohol. Glenn



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CYBERCITYSHELL
5/23/2015 9:05:42 PM

Keep up the great work Karen, you are doing really well
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