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"One day at a time--this is enough. Do not look back and grieve over the past, for it is gone; and do not be troubled about the future, for it has not yet come. Live in the present, and make it so beautiful that it will be worth remembering." - Ida Scott Taylor, American Author

Today is the first day of the rest of my life . . . It's time to get back on track.

Member Since: 4/20/2010

My Goals:
I need to lose at least 35 pounds and exercise at least 30 minutes a day 3 days a week.

My Program:
"If it is to be, it is up to me." - Unknown

I'm taking my journey step by step, one day at a time.

Personal Information:
I was born & raised on a small farm in Mid-Michigan north of Lansing.

For almost 50 years I have lived in the Great Lakes Bay Region of Michigan.

I retired February, 2010. I have worked as a receptionist, legal secretary, office manager and administrative assistant.

I am married to my best friend - we started dating in 1989 but didn't get married until 2000. My husband has numerous health issues so I am a caregiver for him as necessary.

I have one son who is married to a wonderful woman who I'm proud to call "daughter" and one granddaughter from my son's previous marriage.

I have seven siblings - 2 older brothers and 5 younger sisters. I am best friends with one of my sisters' and I spend a lot of time with her and her family at our family's farm.

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My favorite color is Purple - any shade from dark to light. I love all purple flowers but my favorite is purple roses.

I am an avid reader. I use tablet e-readers with both the Nook & Kindle Apps. Since I don't like to spend a lot of money on books,

I also like to do Sudoku and word search puzzles and play Yahtzee.

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