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I'm a member of the 75-79 age group and was happily married to my second husband, Don for 28 years, until December 24, 2018, when he died of a massive heart infection. I’m learning to cope with my new life and try to find comfort in happier times. I’m the mother of five, step-mother of 5, grandmother of 9 living grand children, one deceased grandson who was killed in a car accident on December 26, 2016. I also have 14 step- grandchildren, one great grand daughter and 22 step great grands. I was also the sister and legal guardian for my mentally handicapped brother, who I was extremely close to. Sadly, he passed away on Christmas Day, 2015. As you can see, I have had 3 major losses right around Christmas in the last 3 years?
My "history" is that I was a certified exercise instructor at my Y for 15 years from 1970 -1985. When I tapered off teaching the classes and became the recreational director of my local senior center, I went from a very active job to a sedate one. That's when I started putting on weight. I've continued over the years to do strength training. In my more active years, I was also a runner, who did road races frequently. Those were the good old days! Because of increasing problems with arthritis, my long runs have turned into short walks and I had a total knee replacement on July 26, 2018. Over the years, my weight has gradually gone up about 20 LBS. I'm post-menopausal and HUNGRY all the time I still work out with weights 2 times a week. When I’m in Florida for the winter I try to go walking, 5 days a week. From December until May, I teach a low impact aerobics class twice a week.
My husband was retired from the Navy, after 24 years of service. After retirement he became is an avid cyclist, putting in 100-150 miles a week on his bike, up to a few months before he died. He has many medals and trophies for his efforts and I continue to be very proud of him.



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  • v MILLER-S
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    53 days ago
  • v MILLER-S
    Grace, thanks so much for the goodie and message. I'm sorry things are so hard. I can only imagine how difficult everything is. Wishing you comfort for every day. Hugs.
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    54 days ago
  • v BONNIESS47
    THANKS for the Goodie, Grace. Leaving for the airport in about 1/2 hour. Nervousness is trying to overpower me but I'm fighting it!! Couldn't find a few things that were right in front of my face and the coffee maker just died!! I need this trip!

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    90 days ago
  • v JACKIEC16
    Thank you so much for your support. Great to have someone that understands. emoticon
    100 days ago
  • v OKBACK2MEAGAIN
    It’s cold outside, but Spring is coming! Are you ready to join a Challenge? The Biggest Loser Challenge is looking for members for it’s next Challenge starting the first week of March. The challenge consists of 11 Teams, that participate in 10 weeks of Nutritional and Fitness Challenges. These challenges can be modified to fit individual needs, allowing members of all abilities and dietary needs to participate.

    Here are some of the members comments written on a Survey Monkey poll:

    “The ITCs help me find new ways to add healthy choices to my life. “

    “I like the variety, novelty, and ingenuity of the weekly challenges. They push us out of our comfort zone. And get us to try something new. “

    “Participating in the challenges helps me stay on track better and I enjoy a little friendly competition. I also enjoy working on common goals with other members.”

    If you would like to be a member of this challenge you can copy and paste the the link below, or click on my username and leave me a message or click on the BLUE BIGGEST LOSER Icon on my page. Join the team and sign up for the next challenge on the Spring Waitlist thread.
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    105 days ago
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