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Peonies. These flowers are the biggest I've ever seen and stand right at 4'tall.

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Lilies from my garden today.

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Hello. My name is Brenda. I'm from Missouri.

Spring has sprung! Yay! I will be sharing lots of flower pictures. They're my babies now.

My boys are grown and won't be long until the youngest is gone.
It's time for me to take care of me.
I'm driven to make this weight loss thing happen this time.

I work as an Operations Manager for a local WISP.
I work on Saturdays, pt, for a local veterinarian. I really don't consider it work, it's more like volunteering. I love working with the animals and praying over them. Sometimes I get it in my head I can lay my hands on them and God will heal them. It hasn't happened yet and I don't know why I have that feeling, but I know I comfort them. The girls at the clinic tease me. They say, "It ain't Saturday if Brenda's not crying." When I have to hold someone's baby for blood draw or anything I view as scary or painful, I hum to them or sing and crocodile tears run down my face. It's like I feel their energy. I really think those other girls think I'm crazy. But I know I would like to think someone would treat my baby that way.

I had a 13 y.o. white pekingese, Li'l Bit, recently passed. 1/20/20
I have 10 y.o. deerhead chihuahua, Rascal and a 2 y.o. terrier mix, Mama Dog.
My 19 year old son, has a 6 y.o. english bulldog that lives with him in my basement. Her name is Lola.

I love gardening. I have grown vegetables for many years. And got into flower gardening in the last 6 years or so. I had my own business for a time gardening with elderly ladies who couldn't do everything for themselves any more. I loved it.

Photography is another passion of mine. I also have worked as a professional portrait photographer, doing senior portraits, family portraits, maternity portraits, pet portraits and wedding photography.

Grew up on a farm. Been around farming pretty much all my life. Bought a house 2 1/2 years ago in my hometown. It's weird living in town and having neighbors so close. I live in one of the oldest neighborhoods in town. It's a great neighborhood. I have 5 lots. I love watching my son and his friends play football in the yard or the neighbor kids fly their drones over here.

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Member Since: 10/21/2019

My Goals:
There was a time when I walked 4 miles every morning before work. I would like to get back to a walking regimen. I enjoyed it so much and I know what benefits await.

My Program:

1. Wake Up !! Make the choice to have a good day and live a healthier lifestyle!

2. Dress Up !! The best way to dress up is to put on a smile. A smile is an inexpensive way to improve your looks.

3 . Learn!! Read as much as you can and gain knowledge about living a healthier lifestyle!

4. Stand Up!!..... For what you believe in. Stand for something or you will fall for anything.

5. Look Up !!.. to your next goal and reward. What do you need to do in order to meet or exceed that goal?

6. Reach Out !!... by encouraging others and being supportive in their times of need.

7. Lift Up !!.. Your this journey is not only about your body and weight loss but the changes with your mind and soul too!

8, Get moving !! ... Find ways to incorporate exercise into your daily routine. Sneak in as much exercise as possible!

Personal Information:
I am a 58 yo, single, female professional. I have 2 grown young men that call me mom. And 2 little dogs that bark me master. I bought a new home and started a new career 2 and 3 years ago respectively.

Other Information:
I enjoy gardening, photography, writing and just being in the moment.

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    True beauty comes solely from the inside. It can't be bought; it can't be faked. It's not how you look, or the size clothes you wear. It's not found in your job title, letters after your name or college degree. It does not reflect in your bank account nor the car you drive. True beauty is revealed - or lost - in the moments that test your integrity and character. True beauty comes through when you touch another's heart, without any thought of reward or return. True beauty shows itself best when no one else is looking.
    Appreciate true beauty when you find it.

    Saw several beautiful rainbows on my morning drive to Rudyard but not the antelope calves!

    300 days ago
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    302 days ago
    Every day sit in quiet with yourself for a few minutes and ask your heart, "What do I really, really, really want for my life?"
    Then listen. Do this and then step into life creating a plan to get there. Remember tiny repeated steps, aligned with what you want, will take you to the dreams you have for your life.
    303 days ago
    My wish for you is simple.
    Have the best life imaginable,
    live like you will never grow old,
    laugh, giggle, cry if you must.
    Play as hard as you work,
    make time for people
    and things you adore.
    When you sleep,
    I hope you have the best dreams
    that will make you wake up with
    a smile on your face.
    And that you always,
    always know that you are loved.
    305 days ago
    To improve what shows up in the exterior or your world, first, be still . . . and improve the interior. Gail Lynne Goodwin
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