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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 GLORYB83
    emoticon Hi Grace, I'm very pleased to see you on our Happy and Healthy Seniors team. I'm sure you'll like being with us there. We're a helpful, friendly group and we love to chat daily.

    If you hear of Irene again, please let us know?

    See you on the team!
    431 days ago
  • v MILLER-S
    Grace, I'm having "senior moments" and can't remember if I've thanked you for all your comments on my blogs, so Thank You!!! I appreciate all your support and encouragement!!!

    I hope you're having a very good day!!! emoticon emoticon
    492 days ago
  • v LADYBUG1943
    You can just read your comment section to see how you're valued on the Slimming Senior team. And I ALSO have to thank you for the virtual vegetable soup. I actually ate the real thing here just a couple of hours ago. It was very low fat but full of flavor and nourishment. Tasted so good.

    Thanks again for the kind way you have of caring for all of us.

    583 days ago
    Thank you for the warm welcome to Slimming Senoirs and the spark goodie. It is nice to meet you. I have added you as a spark friend and look forward to getting to know you on this healthy journey. Have a good weekend
    587 days ago
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