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Suddenly, at nearly 50, I'm realizing I will get a second life. I've had two children who are now grown and on their own journeys, a husband who loves me (ditto), and a great job. I feel like I can do whatever I want without being afraid. Looking back, I can see how careful I was so that I could always be there for the kids. I can cut loose now - climb rocks, kayak, run. It sounds silly; I should never have been afraid. But I was afraid of hurting when I exercised, afraid of what would happen if I didn't eat whatever I wanted, afraid of losing everything if I tried something new. And what did I think would happen? Huh. What a waste. No more!

I want to relax. I want my grandchildren to run to keep up with me. I want to play longer with my dogs. I want to bike and run when I'm 80. I want to love more and more people and revel in my family and friends!

Member Since: 10/16/2009

Fitness Minutes: 5,696

My Goals:
I aim to lose about 75 lbs. and get my energy back! Goal #1 is to learn how to eat proper foods in proper servings, then lose 20 pounds to start. I also want to be able to run completely around the block with Portia.

3. Make it through the Iditawalk in Feb/March (with Portia). - Hey, I did this one! Time for a new goal.

4. Run my first 5K in September or October.

My Program:
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I'm moving, hard, ten minutes a day. Since getting close to age 50, I've lost a lot of fear, which is helping with the exercising.

I'm trying to get at least 3 fruits/veggies a day and to avoid eating out.

Trying to do at least 20 minutes of cardio a day, although I'm always aiming for 30.

Personal Information:
Living just outside Columbia, Missouri with three dogs, one rather not-nice feral cat, one feral cat who has decided I'm the best thing in the world, one very nice, blue-eyed white rescue cat with bowel control issues, eleven chickens all named Esther and one rooster named Mordechai .

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Still currently reading: "The Fiddler's Ghost".

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    Here's some "Food for thought" on this Tremendous Thursday!!

    *~*~*~*Count your blessings...not your troubles.

    *~*~*~*You'll make it through whatever comes along.

    *~*~*~*Within you, are so many answers.

    *~*~*~*Understand, have courage, be strong!


    Building character in life ..... is like filling a bucket, one drop at a time! *****Anonymous*****

    Have a Happy St. Patrick's Day!
    2649 days ago
    Just dropping by to give you a little pep talk emoticon and cheer emoticon

    Always remain focused on your next goal!
    Be active and on the move throughout the day and drink
    plenty of water emoticon

    "Make each day........
    .........YOUR MASTERPIECE!!!
    2710 days ago
  • v SPADIVA77
    emoticon Happy Friday friend! Hope you have a great weekend!! emoticon
    2711 days ago
  • v SPADIVA77
    Just wanted to stop by and wish you all the best for 2011!!!
    2714 days ago
    Just thought I would stop by and check in with you. I havent seen you about a blog? Cleva xxx
    2846 days ago
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