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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: 65,203

Fitness Minutes: 33,695

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
4/23/2015 12:57:39 AM

I just bought the last half gallon of their visit. Hopefully, I can stay out of the ice cream till they're gone on Saturday. By then, I'm hoping most of it will be gone. Glenn



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LINDAK25
4/22/2015 8:23:08 PM

Hope your weather has improved. We've had quite a bit more rain this spring. I guess that means our drought is over. Life is good, but I'm gaining weight. I'm working at it. I think I'm going to have to bite the bullet and start tracking my nutrition again. I get so OCD about it--I've come to dread it. We went to the shooting range today. It was warm and sunny, but very windy. I still did pretty well, though. I'm pretty accurate with the pistol. I hit the bulls eye right in the middle. Have to say the shotgun still scares me, although it is satisfying to blow gallon jugs to smithereens with the shotgun.



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WEARINGTHIN
4/21/2015 8:19:13 AM

Well, it's now 5:15 Tuesday morning. Had a rough night of sleep, then woke up 15 minutes ago, went to the kitchen and grabbed the most recent half gallon carton of ice cream. Grabbed a spoon, sat down and ate the last pint in there. Feeling satisfied in some strange way. Now I don't know if I should replace that carton with just one last for their trip??!! Not sue what I'll do when I'm out today. For now it will be back to bed and see if I can catch those zzzz"s.

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WEARINGTHIN
4/17/2015 3:48:22 PM

Some thin people plan their snacks pretty well, so that they carry food with them, and during the day are munching on the right foods for them, often.



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WEARINGTHIN
4/15/2015 5:02:41 PM

Congrats on the 25 lbs. Thanks for your continuing support. Glenn



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