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Welcome to our place! Relax with us by the pool and watch the puppies romp. Come take a walk with me at sunrise and sunset--the sky here goes on forever! No wonder they decorate with pink and blue in Florida--that's the color of the vast cloud mounds in the sky, where the lightning plays at any time of day. You never know what might be going on around here, but good food, friends, characters, physical activity, and my ...
You can also follow me at suzymobile47.blogspot.com.

Welcome to our place! Relax with us by the pool and watch the puppies romp. Come take a walk with me at sunrise and sunset--the sky here goes on forever! No wonder they decorate with pink and blue in Florida--that's the color of the vast cloud mounds in the sky, where the lightning plays at any time of day. You never know what might be going on around here, but good food, friends, characters, physical activity, and my thoughts, goals, and interests of the moment are going to be part of it.
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Member Since: 11/18/2008

SparkPoints: 129,423

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My Goals:
When I first joined SparkPeople, I'd seen my weight creeping up and decided that I needed to be more aware of what I was eating and how much I was exercising. Now that I've reached my goal, I'm keeping the Spark alive by adding nonweight-related goals:

THE PHYSICAL:
- Do some ST every day.

AND THE EMOTIONAL:
- Be brave in all things.
- Face challenges head on.
- Keep focus on quality work
- Envision positive outcomes for each day
- Live in the present, neither in fear of the future nor dwelling on the past.
- Make sure that every day I do a little of everything that gives me joy, like talking with SparkFriends, reading, writing, and walking.

All this will make for a VERY busy day, but what the hell. Life is short; make the most of it while you can!

My Program:
Make sure to eat at least SOME breakfast every day, for a kick-start!

Aim to walk a total of 5 miles, 10,000 steps, a day.

Eat only when hungry and stop when full. (This is NOT easy, by the way.)

Do daily pilates-type exercises to keep my hips and back limber.


Personal Information:
I recently moved to Port Charlotte, FL, from Exeter, NH, and am 66 with an emotional age of about 36.

5'7"

Went from 172 in February 2005 to a low of 111 a few summers ago (much too low for me)

Now maintaining and trying to stay below or near120, mainly to fit into more of my clothes and have a flat tummy.

This, too, isn't always easy, because Bill and I love to cook and try out new recipes all the time!

Other Information:
My passions lately are writing; walking; Sparking; gardening; and reading. Of course, that's all when I'm not working as a college textbook editor and local newspaper columnist.

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JANEDOE12345
4/24/2014 4:40:59 PM

Thanks for the bears, Sue. I am feeling better no matter what. This is ridiculous, and I'm not focusing on it. Just doing what I am told by the pro's and doing healthy thinking. How much of an illness is in the head? It can't hurt to put my mind into the healing process.

The comfort of a few bears will surely help just as much as being mindful.

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BROOKLYN_BORN
4/24/2014 8:43:50 AM

We also had a swim test for HS graduation. I did a kind of dog paddle with my head out of the water like a curious turtle. It was only the width of the pool, certainly not far enough to "save yourself" unless the boat went down 15 feet from shore.
Another bit of info. We had gender specific classes since the boys didn't wear bathing suits. Weird to think about that now. The girls suits were like the "onesies" that babies wear now. We couldn't bring our own.



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JOYINKY
4/23/2014 10:35:44 AM

Thanks Sue, The walled garden used to be a vegetable garden when I had my family here. The wall is normally vine covered, and will be again. Another victim of winter kill this year, it's normally green year around. Now severely pruned back it will recover sending new shoots from the roots. The winter kill doubled my work this spring and I'm still not sure a couple of my shrubs will make it back; giving them time. I'm a patient gardner. Hugs.



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MORTICIAADDAMS
4/23/2014 8:55:52 AM

I'm still amazed at the depths of what animals are capable of. I've watched them take care of each other for years. Female does often adopt orphaned fawns. I've seen one female with 3 or 4 fawns. The females have a strong family bond and, while they may sometimes be alone or in small groups, you will see them gather into really large groups for their own unknown reasons. I've often wondered if these large groups are celebrating a holiday or mourning someone's birth or passing or even the anniversary of a family members death. It's only been the the last half century that scientists like Dian Fossey and Jane Goodall really started to study animals in depth. There is still a lot of room for discovery in this area.

re Ian - I will tell you what I told Beth. I think Ian has matured a lot. He seems to understand the sacrifices he made to get a better job including putting his taekwondo goals on hold, possibly forever. I think life on his own has been more challenging than he thought it would be. but that's probably common with young adults. I was that way. He has discovered what it's like to be on your own without any support close by so he tends to plan more for the future than he did before. He looks at the pros and cons of everything which he didn't much years ago. His life revolves around work and taking care of himself. His job is frequently irritating, as all jobs usually are, and he resents it's intrusion on his personal time. He doed like his job though. He likes where he lives but feels he might be able to find a better deal somewhere else but he would also lose some advantages he has now like being right across the road from work. That is a real perk in bad weather as he can walk to work if he can't get his truck out. Everything is more expensive than he thought it would be. He looks like he has gained almost all of the weight back he formerly lost and that it going to adversely affect his health.

How are your kids doing? How is Bill doing with his lack ot teeth? Is Doxie okay now?



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MSMOSTIMPROVED
4/22/2014 10:39:10 PM

Hey Suzymobile! I am getting my groove back. I forgot how much fun Sparking can be. I am slowly rebuilding the good habits and shedding the not so good ones (pleading the 5th). I am excited I have so many of your blogs to catch up on. The last drama I remember unfolding was the mystery of disappearing socks.

You are looking as fabulous as ever!!!! Sending you and Bill only the best wishes!!!
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