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KAREN608
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Birthday sped past...
Saturday, June 25, 2016      16 comments

Now I am 57. It is just a number so didn't freak out or anything outrageous like that. I am getting used to the new normal, still adjusting to big life change, and yet hope keeps creeping up, tapping me on the shoulder, and bits of joy zap me an... Read more
Spring.... May day.... candy?
Monday, May 02, 2016      8 comments

So what gives with May day this year. Once upon a time it meant giving lilacs, or some kind of flower. Now people give you plastic cups full of miniature chocolates, sugar laden hard candies. Okay there was a mini box of raisins that sent my hea... Read more
10 lb weights and a hill
Tuesday, March 29, 2016      8 comments

So the last week, my weights are raised to 10 lbs. I started with fewer reps but will increase. When I get up to 15 reps, I will up the weight again and start over. Less time, more strength. Testing this out to see if it will work for me. I... Read more
Nonstop strength exercise
Tuesday, March 15, 2016      7 comments

So I have raised my weights to 7.5 lbs from 5, and do a nonstop 15 minutes session of exercises. I am really enjoying this new weight to challenge me, and I breathe hard now doing this, so better for me. I can do weighted sumo squats easily now... Read more
Spring chores beginneth!
Wednesday, March 09, 2016      11 comments

This evening began outdoor spring chores. Step one was an hour and a half of shoveling dirt and leaves from the street by the curb, into a bucket, then carrying them to a pile, to be dealt with another day. Noticed the bank is over the cur... Read more
5 day Fitbit challenge success!
Sunday, March 06, 2016      11 comments

I had joined a work week five day challenge on the fitbit site, after being invited. I thought, I can do this! So it wasn't a huge group of ladies, but all motivated to improve their step count. I was stoked and did 20,000 steps on M... Read more
Gotta get out of my holding pattern!
Wednesday, February 03, 2016      11 comments

Seems like the last few months, I have not shifted much for weight. I did not gain which is a victory of sorts, but I am getting antsy for some downward scale movement. So I set a goal that by the end of the year I could walk five miles at ... Read more
December Decisions!
Thursday, December 03, 2015      8 comments

This month, I will be in my first challenge in a long while, as a Black Panther, in a Winter Meltdown with lots of other lovely people! I hope I am up to this, as my brain is still swimming with just five months since my husband's dying. W... Read more
End of October
Thursday, October 29, 2015      9 comments

This month has been one of readjusting my life to my new routines. Sleep is still a difficult issue, but my walking has increased despite the new nerve pain problems in my left leg. Since I know many people that deal with chronic pain everyday,... Read more
So this man impressed me
Tuesday, September 29, 2015      7 comments

After my husband's death, I made the acquaintance of a man(57 years old) who became a great help to cleaning up my acreage, in trade for items I own. He doesn't have a lazy bone anywhere in his body, and very intelligent (as is his wife!). He i... Read more
Out in high humidity
Monday, September 07, 2015      10 comments

This morning found me in my garage, moving things to fit better, and taking in a few things needed and for rummage sale. There isn't that much in there, except also there is siding for the upper parts of house, my friend's ladder, his church law... Read more
Moving another small trailer of things
Wednesday, September 02, 2015      11 comments

My dear sister in law Judy is back for a few days with me. Having someone to help move a table, etc, made it so much easier and fun to work. So over 7000 steps and not as weary as I normally would be. Had a small hamburger for dinner, then we sp... Read more
Boy do I feel out of shape!
Friday, August 21, 2015      9 comments

Even though I am moving a lot more, when I walked to the Family Dollar this afternoon, I felt rather icky. I had food, water and ibuprofen. But I do seem to have a sinus/inner ear problem making me a tad dizzy. It did make me feel a bit b... Read more
28 days into widowhood
Thursday, July 30, 2015      15 comments

How is that for a title? Scary to type, yet I am keeping so busy, I do not think the reality has set in fully yet. I am boxing up possessions for a short move into town. Culling things as I go, smiling a bit when I find something that bring... Read more
James, July 2, 2015, 12:15pm, Thursday, R.I.P.
Friday, July 03, 2015      26 comments

At 12:15pm, after lunch my husband of 37 years died peacefully at the Circle of Life Hospice House, after only 4 days there. I was with him all the time, and the night before he was restless and kept sitting on the side of his bed, so I sat next... Read more

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