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BL Winter Freeze Off Challenge! ---- ---- ---- --- Go, Panthers, Go!

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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Fitness Minutes: 32,250

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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BARBIEE52
1/9/2015 4:53:25 PM

Karen,
I know exactly what you mean! It's 5 above, the sun is shining and feels good...what a difference a day can make!!
~~Barb~~
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CAKEMAKERMOM
1/8/2015 4:36:35 PM

It was a cake, you caught me while I was changing the pictures. ;) It's now something I drew. I did make the cake for my daughter's birthday, but thought it would tempt too many people being in the background.

Let's keep the sweets out of the house!



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BARBIEE52
1/7/2015 6:36:46 PM

Hi.. emoticon Karen,
I'm Barb ...and am from the Grey Wolves Team. I am dropping by to send some "HOWLING" good wishes for a very warm, willing, "Wintry", worthy, and wonderful Winter Freeze Challenge!!
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KJBLACK1
1/7/2015 2:28:51 PM

Hi Karen! Thanks for the motivating message on my page... it is always good to get a push from anywhere possible! Wishing us all good luck with many blackouts this week in BINGO!!! Go Black Panthers!!!



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KMICHA
1/7/2015 7:03:06 AM

Hi Karen

I thought I'd stop by and say hello from the Emerald team. Your name caught my eye! emoticon I'm a Karen too! I also live in the country and I love it! Hope you are doing well with the challenge and are having a super new year!



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