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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: 46,239

Fitness Minutes: 24,408

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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MTN_KITTEN
8/20/2014 11:59:09 AM

Well... with all the info out there ... it is confusing. And then just as you think you know what your doing ... they change the rules!!!!!

Take care.



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ZANYGIRL1
8/19/2014 5:35:43 PM

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☆ *:.:* No matter how slow you go,. *:.:* ☆
☆ *:.:* You are still lapping everybody *:.:* ☆
☆ on the couch!! ☆ NEVER GIVE UP!!!!!!!!!!!


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WEARINGTHIN
8/19/2014 2:13:43 PM

Well, I'm working on maintaining the lifestyle I am comfortable with. At the same time, inches have shown signs of coming off. That might be my saving grace. Glenn

PS I think I will still be active with Spark, but maybe with different things to say. Glenn



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WEARINGTHIN
8/19/2014 9:27:09 AM

Thanks for your knowledgeable blog comment. Glenn



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WEARINGTHIN
8/18/2014 7:05:41 PM

That's right. Keeping a lid on the weight loss is important. Glenn



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