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Me, on April 28, 2012. And this is AFTER I have lost 20 lbs. Ouchy, but honest.


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Here I am, starting over once again. I think it might work better now, though. On Friday, Oct. 10, I finally was able to retire. The next day was my birthday, and I went all day--a leadership meeting at church, a live streaming of Verdi's MacBeth from the Met, and a Pete Seeger retrospective in the evening. The next two days, all I did was sleep, all day and all night. By Tuesday, I felt rested and well, but low energy. By Wednesday, I was raring to go, and got more done in an hour than I had in the last three days.

Now, here's the kicker. Since Oct 10 (we are basically talking a week), my blood pressure, glucose levels, and even my weight have dropped significantly. I think all this time I was just tired and stressed.

So, here I am, starting over again, and feeling like this is more do-able when I can control my schedule and my meals more than I have ever been able to do while I had to go to work.

I won't be posting regularly until I can get expensive high speed internet at home (I live in the country, and it is not easily accessible where I am), but will try to keep track on paper and keep up with my friend feed when I happen to be in town.

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Member Since: 7/5/2008

My Goals:
Oct. 20, 2014: Get my weight down and my activity up. Have the energy and mobility to enjoy the years I have left, now that no one else is controlling my time.

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Oct. 20, 2014:
1. do slow food as often as possible. Make my own bread, cook with fresh foods, etc.
2. do some kind of exercise for at least 10 minutes every day.
3. get the house and land cleaned up and pleasant to be around.
4. develop a new daily routine, including home maintainence, writing, practicing piano and drums, and crafts each day.
5. add some new volunteer activities.

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I'm from Columbia MO, oakshaven@socket.net.

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    Hi there, so when is your Birthday my Libra friend HUGS Pat in Maine.

    Just struck me the scales are our SIGN, Oh no!!!!HUGS.
    1961 days ago
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    Procrastination Support Group- First meeting scheduled for 10/10.
    Update: Meeting postponed :)

    Story of my life...
    1963 days ago
    Lol! I agree Oak! These ideas that anyone who picks up a gun #1 knows what they're doing with it and #2 has a normal or above average IQ are myths. So far, I haven't had any problems with hunters near our property, but better to be safe than sorry!
    I'm with you about just staying out of the woods for a couple of weeks.
    Right now, I believe we're between seasons. (gun and crossbow) I haven't heard any gunshots around our area this year even though we're backed up to BLM land. I went with Jen today for a short walk to the pond wearing a light colored T-shirt, and when I got home there was a brand new orange hunting vest laying on my chair! I'll be seen from outer space wearing this!
    1964 days ago
    OAK, what did you use to get rid of the odour, I think it is drifting this way once again.
    My hypersensitivities make me taste smell as well as just smell them I chew a lot of gum these days. HUGS Pat in Maine. emoticon emoticon emoticon
    1967 days ago
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    Just dropping by to say hello!
    Time seems to fly by. A new month and a new season are here once again. Offering new challenges and opportunities. It is always exciting to see how and what we make of them.

    I found something I would like to share: emoticon

    "Just before the death of flowers,
    And before they are buried in snow,
    There comes a festival season
    When nature is all aglow."
    - Author Unknown

    1972 days ago
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