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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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WILDKAT781
5/8/2015 10:40:07 PM

Thank you for your support on my “Something Different” blog!!!!


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WEARINGTHIN
5/6/2015 12:29:26 AM

Thanks for thinking of me. The weight gain has leveled out. My wife's sisters left a week and a half ago. There was a problem with all of the food we had at the time in the house. I gained six pounds in my first two weeks, but since then, with food and guests gone, my weight has stayed the same. We are having a hard time getting our housework done. I am feeling like I'm not contributing much. Yesterday, I seemed to be in the doghouse with my wife, and I wondered if it had to do with housework, but today, we are fast friends again. Hope you're doing well. Thanks, Glenn



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LINDA!
5/5/2015 10:57:48 PM

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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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