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I'm 78 years old and determined to lose the excess weight that has plagued me for many years. I live in New Mexico and love it here! I have a daughter, a son-in-law, two grandsons, one granddaughter, and two great-grandsons all living in the same town here in NM, as well as two sisters and a brother. In addition, I have a great-granddaughter living in Texas How's that for having a family worth living well for? I love life! Nina
My goal is to bring my weight to 145 lbs., my high blood pressure to "normal" and my blood sugar within a healthy range.
Every day to do some kind of exercise; Sunday off.
To drink at least 8 glasses of water daily.
To keep within my recommended calorie range.
I'm 5'5", with a re-starting weight of 264 lbs. My goal is 145 lbs. That means I have LOTS of weight to lose to get to goal.
My hobby is writing. I had one book published, "Rebeccah's Crossing," and hope to have more.
I love to crochet as a way to keep my hands busy-and away from my mouth!
I was born in Colorado, raised in Nebraska, but lived in and claim New Mexico as "home" now for 50 years. I've also lived in California, Mississippi, Arkansas, Texas, Iowa, and Arizona.
I am definitely a Christian; I belong to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
I retired from civil service, working as a Department of the Army civilian for 30 years. I was a Logistician. I worked at White Sands Missile Range in NM. Upon retiring, I have worked as a consultant to a company in Virginia.
I was married to my husband, Wray, for 39 years before I lost him in January 2012.
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| current weight: 224.8
Thank you for friending me. Keep up the good fight.
1387 days ago
I am so sorry for the loss of your husband. And, yes, I know Las Cruces well. I have been there many times and it is a very nice place. I am glad you are near family as they are an incredible support for us "old" folks.
Stay safe, my friend.
1387 days ago
I'm so sorry about your husband. I didn't know. Mimbres is a difficult place to live when you are older, alone, and far away from a lot of emergency services. I work with elderly and disabled on some Medicaid programs for people who get in-home services, and I've had a few clients out in that area. It's a beautiful area and a great place to live but it does have it's drawback. Grant county in general does. They promote it as a retirement community which is great for healthy retirees, but as time goes on and they decline there just aren't enough resources that they need here. I've seen it happen a lot. I do remember you. One of the few people from this area that I know on SP. Maybe there are some I haven't found yet. I hope things are going well for you in Las Cruces.
1389 days ago
Yes, I'm the one who lives in Silver City. Are you still out at Mimbres or did you move away? At least I thought that was where you lived. Maybe I'm wrong. Good to see you posting on here again. Hope this year bring you a lot of success with your goals.
1389 days ago
Sounds like you are going to have a very busy holiday with lots of family. Our family is small now. I have a married daughter and son-in-law and a divorced daughter and me. Very few people but each of us has a cat and dog, so - they outnumber us. Because we don't have children we can spend more on charities. We gift the Senior Center wish tree, the Women and Children Shelter, the Homeless Night Shelter and our local Humane Society. We enjoy that a bunch!!
I know you will have a wonderful Christmas! Hugs, Nancy
1402 days ago