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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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IMLOCOLINDA
8/17/2014 9:29:53 PM

emoticon L - Little by little does the trick!
emoticon E - Every choice is important.
emoticon T - Trust yourself.
emoticon S - Stumbling is not falling.

emoticon G - Great changes take time - be patient.
emoticon E - Encourage yourself every day
emoticon T - Today is all that is important.

emoticon M - Momentum is difficult to establish, but what keeps you going.
emoticon O - Obstacles are there to make you stronger.
emoticon V - Victory will be yours
emoticon I - If you bite it - write it!
emoticon N - Never give up!
emoticon G - Giant steps donít work - baby steps do.
*This lovely message was shared by SHARON10002 with the more acrostics for May. Such a good message I thought I'd share it with you again!




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KIRSTENLYNN62
8/16/2014 8:46:03 PM

Thanks for stopping by my pictures. my tortoise, Gamera, is supposed to live close to 100 years. If so, he will definitely outlive me. emoticon



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MTN_KITTEN
8/15/2014 4:57:35 PM

I hope you are feeling more rested. As a fellow thyroid "patient" here's to sharing info and support.

My water retention is finally better. For such a little thing our thyroids can really cause a commotion.



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WEARINGTHIN
8/15/2014 4:51:02 PM

Thanks for your support on my drinking blog. Actually, about the alcohol still in the house, that is for my wife. I kind of like that it's there and I'm not having any. Glenn



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