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Me and my Angel (now at the Rainbow Bridge)

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I want to stay motivated and maintain a healthy lifestyle so that I can enjoy my retirement & travel with my DH. I've seen too many people retire and then just go downhill, energy and health-wise. This CAN be the best time of my life but it'll take work and commitment. I want to MAKE IT HAPPEN!

Member Since: 11/10/2010

Fitness Minutes: 52,521

My Goals:
1. Lose 5 lb. that I gained while my arm was fractured last summer.

2. Gain muscle strength

3. Increase energy levels

4. Eat healthier & slowly become a vegetarian.

5. Strengthen my bones because I have osteopenia.

6. Stop mindless snacking while reading or watching TV

My Program:
1. Food Tracking which will keep me honest

2. Working out 3-4 times/wk.

3. Yoga 3-4 /wk.

Personal Information:
I'm a retired RN whose most recent job was in a library which I loved. I was a Lamaze-certified Childbirth Educator (LCCE) and have done professional labor support (doula) in the past.
WV transplant to Hampton Roads VA with a couple of side trips to live in southern CA. I now live in Central Florida in one of the only two towns in FL that has hills.
Diagnosed with breast cancer 12/23/2007, surg. in Jan. 2008. I remain cancer-free! I do have Fibro and arthritis but try hard not to let them stop me.

Other Information:
Love my husband who is retired from the Navy and was a Merchant Marine for awhile. We're enjoying retirement in Central FL. I have a great son and sweet DIL who live in FL, too. I have 1 dog-a rescued Yellow Lab, Marigold. She has a feline sister, Sedona.
Love to read, garden, do yoga, walk, Wii, and my friends & family. I do volunteer work at a local Genealogy grp and also at a Lab rescue called Houndhaven, Inc.
I'm also a Mammosite Volunteer in FL as a resource for breast cancer patients who will be or have gone thru Mammosite radiation.

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  • v JAMER123
    I also sweat all the time and like you, need salt as well. The last labs drawn show I am still low on Na, so have to keep that going when I have that "healthy glow" LOL

    We are doing well and keeping very busy. Took the day off today just to recharge. How are the 2 of you doing?

    The heat was bad yesterday and today was to be worse but we both felt it was not quite as humid even though the heat index was 107 versus 105 yesterday. Should be going onto the downside of this heat dome!
    6 days ago
  • v JAMER123
    I am always drinking due to an auto immune problem. So I have a "bottle" close at hand all the time. I do flavored waters which make them more interesting. I usually have a peach flavor that I love! So easy to drink when it tastes good! Thank you again for the water bottle. I will be using it for sure.
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    7 days ago
    Hi Deena -- emoticon for checking in. I have written blogs the last couple days that explain everything. I give up. I am so frustrated and stressed and I just care about anything anymore.
    17 days ago
    just read your blog Downward Facing Dog with the dogs.

    I know your pain!

    Our Golden (Obie) likes to add some extra resistance by pressing against whatever body part I am trying to move.

    Jack (black lab mix) will army crawl and follow me back to child's pose. He also likes to lick my hands, face, arms, whatever he can get to.

    Omar (our 1-eyed terrier mix) will lay on my chest if I'm on my back, so I have 15 lbs or so of resistance for any crunch type exercise.

    I call it 'Pilates with 3 dog resistance'.
    18 days ago
    Deena---Thank you for the flowers. I do appreciate them. Cheered my day.
    22 days ago
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