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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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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
7/2/2014 7:48:18 PM

Hi Karen, thanks for stopping by and commenting on my blog. I didn't realize that you used to raise goats. I always said that if I ever raised livestock, that's what I'd choose. They're so cute, and you don't even need to mow the lawn!



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CAKEMAKERMOM
7/2/2014 1:36:19 PM

WalMart has a decent sweats with pockets. I haven't found women's sweats with pockets anywhere else. Fortunately they carry them year round, so I get the thick ones for winter and the thin ones for summer. The other good thing is that WalMart goes from size teeny to super super big.

Now if only I could find nice clothes too. Oh well, I'll keep looking.



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PARASELENIC
7/2/2014 1:04:05 PM

I wish he would take up night duty! Actually, I'm sure that we will split it pretty evenly-- excepting that as the momma, I'm kinda the person responsible for the feeding etc. I'm sure he will give me a break when I need it though...

new kitties are always fun! I hope you are doing well!





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7/1/2014 4:13:23 AM

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emoticon J -- Just enjoy the journey!

emoticon U-- Unlock your potential and and unleash your best self.

emoticon L -- Live a healthy lifestyle because no one can replace you!

emoticon Y -- You can accomplish anything!!!!

Just a reminder to enjoy all that July and summer has to offer. Let the good times roll and have a great month!
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RPOOHBEAR35
6/29/2014 10:47:02 AM

Hi Karen!! Hope you are having a nice weekend!! It sounds like your lone kitty has a few friends now. Since I have a few weeks off from college I figured I would get some spring/summer cleaning done and do some things I've been putting off. I've been trying to stay pretty active, but need to eat more fuits and veggies..lol But going grocery shopping Tues so want to get more then. Since its Sunday, think I'm going to relax and just take it easy today. Hope you have a wonderful week!!



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