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At 81 I need to eat what is good for me, exercise as much as possible, learn from and enjoy good people at Spark.

Member Since: 5/26/2008

My Goals:
To keep my diet healthy enough to keep me as able as possible - to keep dishes simple and easy enough for me to do for myself.

My Program:
Tracking my meals seems to be the magic item for me. I can't believe how much I didn't know. Also, drinking more water than Tonic, and perhaps as important as tracking, having no chocolate, cookies and other sweets in the house.

Personal Information:
I have been an office clerk, a switchboard operator, a long-distance operator, a grad student, a nun, a teacher, secondary school, college. Then having left the community, I was a teacher, a receptionist again, an understudy for the secutities dept. manager of a large insurance company, the author of a pet column for a little newsletter, had a private shelter for over 15 years, mostly for cats, was a (horse) ring and farm call photographer and a personal aid assistent. Now, retired, I am teaching again but on a one to one basis. I get great delight in helping adults to read and write.

Lived in Massachusetts, Connecticut, Michigan, New York and Florida. And, yes, I've been around the internet and nowhere have I found a website that is so full of important information and warm and welcoming people. I must say "Thanks for being there".

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I have found that living in the moment has changed my life. Yesterday is gone, tomorrow hasn't come yet. All we can really count on is this one precious moment. I am learning to concentrate on the moment I have - so my suggestion for you who take the time to read this is Stay in the Now.

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    Always glad to see you on the status update. Glad you are still doing well. Hugs Pat
    20 days ago
    Trying to catch up with myself!
    still loving to cook but it's hard from a wheelchair and on my own. Have an aide 3 times a week who likes to cook so we prepare easy simple meals for one - but - actually would rather read recipes than a novel. Go figure! Exercise as I can and the weight is holding steady. Plan a daily visit here - a member for a long time and with all that has happened, I've missed you all. I'm back to read what you are doing and cheer you on -
    Blessings -
    21 days ago
    I'm wandering back in. My arthritis is saying 'get rid of this last part, please' in no uncertain terms.
    I love your gentle openness to life, and hope to see you around again.
    175 days ago
    Gosh Merilynn it was good to see your name and picture on activity page. I have really missed you. It is good to see you are feeling better. Go slow and easy. One day at a time. emoticon emoticon emoticon
    344 days ago
    There has been some mistake - while it is an honor to be so selected - I have not volunteered to be the leader of anything. My health is just improving enough to allow me back on the computer but totally out of the kitchen, sorry to say. Have missed Spark friends and hope tp be back more soon.
    344 days ago
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