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Christmas in Colorado 2012

April 2013. The end of a long day.

July 3, 2013. With my BFF SparkBuddie, my daughter.





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I am 70 years old now and still fighting the battle of the bulge. We are getting used to living in a new home in a new state yet in some ways it is still in the adjustment stages. I'm still fighting my health battles and SparkPeople has been helping me for more than three years now. I lost 22-25 pounds and then gained and re-lost it few again. Surgery last year seems to have derailed my body's ability to lose weight. Medical people tell me it can take a year to recover. UGH! Meanwhile I plan to keep Sparking and tracking and exercising and drinking water.

An old song says that only the good die young, and I figure with my youthful history I'm going to be around 200-250 years, so I better take care of this body so I can enjoy those extra years!

Member Since: 9/12/2012

Fitness Minutes: 27,290

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My goals are simple: get my weight down about 25 more pounds and my clothes down about 2 additional sizes. My original AHA moment came when I realized 1 more pound would put me in the BMI obese category, and my target is to get into the healthy range and stay there.

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I am determined to get onto SP everyday and to track my calories when I do. Weighing and measuring portions has become a way of life. My biggest challenge has been to get our dietary habits reorganized as my husband has been our family chef for many years and now we will be sharing this task.

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I have transitioned from the paid workforce to retired status and look forward to discovering new places and creating new friendships.

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I am deeply immersed in a wide variety of metaphysical activities. I welcome correspondence with those who share this journey.

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    Hi Carol, I see you have had snow. We have had no snow but it is very cold for this part of the country. Has been between 30-37 all day with wind chill in the mid 20's. Going to get down to lo 20's tonight with wind chill around 15-16 in the morning. But we have no moisture so no ice or snow. It will be cold! in the morning when I leave out at 7:30 to go to the VA for the Christmas Party for the Veterans there. We have about 350 veterans total there. But I wouldn't miss it for the world. They are always so appreciative. Helps with my holiday blues to do for others. Hope you and hubby are doing well. I appreciate your friendship so much. emoticon
    1 day ago
    Hi Carol, As I type, I see Beau, just sailing around the front yard---jumping over shrubs--- like a "spring Chicken"--- It seems that he is going to beat the odds , (77% of these Shepherds die before this)--Fred is out there with them both!
    I will be happy if he can live without the meds one day---- They won't try him (maybe never)- till he is over the 24 month thing--- I am so tied to him --always giving him meds with a meal--
    He is such a different type of Shepherd than Tess, who is like an old woman---LOL--
    They say we will get more snow to-morrow-- dunno how much!
    I've had another episode of "Basil Cell Carcinoma" on my face---Man oh man-- I've had so many taken off--usually have to go to Sudbury to the OR and have them removed surgically--This time Fred brought home this stuff that you paint over it and it chemically burns it off-- Whatta mess it made of my face at first, but , its amazing how well it all has healed!---- In the summer, I don't keep a hat on well enough--and being blond-blueeyed Scottish--- the sun is not my friend and I do love it!
    I hope that you and yer hubby are going to enjoy Christmas--- It's a lot of work!
    3 days ago
    Hi Carol, I still have pressure in both eyes--too high--but he is trying to control it with meds--eye drops-- I took the old tank back to the store top-day and had a difficult time getting my $$$ back- They said that I had to deal with the manufacturer--FINALLY --after they brought out the store owner--then the manager--- they refunded my money - The tank was guaranteed for 6 yrs-- Lynd
    9 days ago
    Hi Carol, fred found the instruction booklet this morning--- I was NOT impressed--It was in with a pile of this papers! --- We have plus 3 in the weather--quite nice! --- Son#4 was out AGAIN--this time with 2 of his children--stayed for lunch and fixed a pile of stuff--- Man! Ya jess should never get too upset about their crazy quirks eh?--- They do come around-Lynda
    13 days ago
    Carol Thankyou so very very much for the "'all time " massage--Whatta gift!-- I love it!-- Lynda
    15 days ago
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