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MaryB73 and three granddaughters, July 4, 2008

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I joined SparkPeople after seeing the Ellen rerun with three very inspirational people who have collectively lost over 300 pounds.
We recently moved into a house in McMinnville, Oregon after living as full-time RVers since 1990. It is an interesting way to live, but all good things must come to an end. We have been Snowbirds since 1992 and intend to move back into the motor home and go to Arizona again this fall.
We own a lot in in RV park in Arizona and have more friends from there that we do in Oregon. Because all the lots are privately owned, the population remains relatively constant. We are hoping the price of gas does not continue to climb.
We did not go to Arizona last winter. We had taken a summertime job in Sisters, Oregon managing a small mobile home/RV park, which was supposed to have closed last year. The owners decided to keep it open and asked us to stay on, which we did, until May of this year. It was the coldest winter in Sisters in ten years, and we weren't prepared mentally for it.
May 23, 2011. Almost three years on this site, and not much change in my weight. I think my attitude has improved a little. We finally sold our motor home but the lot in Arizona is still up for sale. We have had two offers on it, maybe the third one will be the charm.
We bought a manufactured home in McMinnville, Oregon in 2008, shortly before I joined Spark People. We like it a lot but it needs some refurbishing, which we can't finish doing until the lot in Arizona is sold. This will be the year!

Member Since: 6/16/2008

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We are no longer at all. My husband has been ill for a while with ulcerative colitis and his doctor doesn't seem to think he should get too far from home for a long period of time. We miss it, but are happy where we are. We made a lot of friends in Arizona and we really miss them.

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  • v MOM1014
    Mary, thanks for taking me up on visiting my blog re: "My God Box". I hope it will bring peace to you as it does to me.
    Glad you are a team mate; and a good one at that. emoticon

    4768 days ago
    Mary, thank you for your kind thoughts. Now, let's go head on for the Labor to Lose challenge. Together we can all do it. emoticon Jean
    4773 days ago
    Congrats Mary! You made it. Keep going. There is so much to do here. It took me a while to find everything. Every time I came on, I found something else new. Have fun with it.

    Come on back to 5# and help us get to know you. Glad to see you are participating. Good luck with every effort you make. It just takes time, but in the meantime, have fun. Jean
    4786 days ago
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