It would be interesting to hear about how you survive so far away from everything how often do you travel to shop and how much you buy at once like enough for a month just general stuff what its like where you live I can't imagine living that far away from everyone else. I work shop go to the library within 3 miles from my house. I grew up in an area that I thought was "the sticks" It was about 10 miles to town and 50 miles to major shopping seems like the city compared to where you live keep us posted.
Pounds lost: 31.0
Fitness Minutes: (8,165) Posts: 5,320 7/24/12 9:06 P
Ya know, I am blessed to have a few 'online' friends...living out this far in the boonies, I don't have very many actual 'friends' that I hang out with. Actually zip... You may here me mention my 'rambling' friends though from time to time. I actually met these gals 2 years ago while I was homeschooling my boys...this was prior to my strokes and my diagnoses of MS. Over this past few years they have helped me through some very emotional times...and are a huge support especially on those days where I'm unable to get around without assistance...and need to 'vent' (which I try not to do very often) I had started a 'rambling' group for us 'learning coaches' on the schools message board so we could hang out together, support each other..but mostly just ramble about this that and the other...we mostly talked about silly stuff and our favorite SLURPEE flavors.....our thread was always getting deleted because we would 'ramble' off topic, (outside of school topics/guidelines) lol....it was hilarious, and it never stopped us. We would just make another one..haha
Anyways...since the 1st stroke, my oldest son has since graduated school, and my youngest (age 16) went back to public school because I really don't have the energy to home school anymore. I still 'ramble' with my rambling friends EVERY day via Facebook but being that I'm somewhat of a private person, I go by the name Ivana Slurpee on my Facebook account...and well, the name just kinda follows me where ever I go.
I'm somewhat limited in my ability to physically move around partly & mostly because of the strokes...and during certain times, because of the MS... I can only walk a 100 feet or so because my legs give way so that;s why I decided to 'bike' my way to Onederland.... So far, touch wood, using my bike hasn't caused any problems. I'm going to be using my spark blog to simply celebrate ALL of my accomplishments during this journey...whether it's losing inches, pounds, or one day being able to walk to my front gate without my legs going from under me... this is going to be a great journey!! *smile*
Edited by: ON3DERLAND at: 7/24/2012 (14:30)
Pounds lost: 32.0
Fitness Minutes: (15,766) Posts: 729 7/24/12 2:18 P
MoniBelly, we live right smack in the middle of the Mojave National Preserve, in the Cima, CA area....so not too far from Baker. We do all of our shopping in Las Vegas (96 miles away) because it's actually about 10 miles closer to us than Barstow, (106 miles away) if we cut through the preserve and there isn't too much in the way of shopping there anyways and very occasionally get gas from Baker, CA...
I'm 40 years old, married and have two boys (16 and 20 years old). I live out in the middle of nowhere..a very rural location within the Mojave National Preserve here in CA... Population, 12 people...and 100 miles from any type of grocery store, in any direction....but it's home and I love it.
I actually joined SparkPeople on December 28th, 2011. It was one of my 'new years resolutions' that come January 1st, I was going to start my journey to 'Onederland'....well, January 1st came and went..and so did February, March, April, May & June. emoticon
Thankfully I came to my senses before letting another year pass me by, lol... July 19th, 2012....just a few days ago, this was the day that I 'officially' started my 'Journey To Onederland'
I have MS (multiple sclerosis), stage II hypertension, and this past April, I had a stroke (my 2nd one in two years). I also had emergency surgery last year to remove 3 discs in my neck that were severing my spinal cord....so you could say I have my share of health problems... but I'm not going to allow any of these 'problems' prevent me from accomplishing my goals.
The week prior to starting I took some time to set up some 'mini' goals including my own little 'virtual' Bike Across America challenge.
I left the 'Mojave National Preserve' on Thursday morning (19th) and so far I've gone 25 miles on my bike...virtually, of course.. I also started a website for my 'Bike Across America' challenge and will be using that, along with Spark People as a motivational tool to help me stay on track.
I've got a long road ahead of me, but taking this first step was probably the hardest part of my journey. Looking forward to chatting with you all soon :)
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