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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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THE-JOURNEY-T
12/17/2014 11:04:43 AM

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MTN_KITTEN
12/9/2014 9:19:47 PM

You gotta love those hubbies!!!! Sorry to hear about the back pain.

If you get confused about the threads ... give out a shoot so we all can help ya out.



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LOSINGLINNDY
12/9/2014 7:45:52 PM

The relaxing point is the bonus point for the ITC. It is not included in the R/B Challenge.

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JENNBECK831
12/9/2014 2:12:22 PM

We are on the verge of reaching Hong Kong, but everyone is going to have to give a little extra effort today to make it happen. See if you can find time for a few extra cardio minutes.

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Take that walk, run up and down the stairs a few times, do some jumping jacks, pop in a workout video, speedclean the house....get creative, and have fun! Remember - anything that raises your heart rate counts as cardio.

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And don't forget to post your minutes before 11PM EST tonight so they can be counted for our challenge.

emoticon Let's get this plane on the ground so we can do some quick shopping before our next challenge! GO RED TEAM!!!



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