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At 81 I need to eat what is good for me, exercise as much as possible, learn from and enjoy good people at Spark.

Member Since: 5/26/2008

My Goals:
To keep my diet healthy enough to keep me as able as possible - to keep dishes simple and easy enough for me to do for myself.

My Program:
Tracking my meals seems to be the magic item for me. I can't believe how much I didn't know. Also, drinking more water than Tonic, and perhaps as important as tracking, having no chocolate, cookies and other sweets in the house.

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I have been an office clerk, a switchboard operator, a long-distance operator, a grad student, a nun, a teacher, secondary school, college. Then having left the community, I was a teacher, a receptionist again, an understudy for the secutities dept. manager of a large insurance company, the author of a pet column for a little newsletter, had a private shelter for over 15 years, mostly for cats, was a (horse) ring and farm call photographer and a personal aid assistent. Now, retired, I am teaching again but on a one to one basis. I get great delight in helping adults to read and write.

Lived in Massachusetts, Connecticut, Michigan, New York and Florida. And, yes, I've been around the internet and nowhere have I found a website that is so full of important information and warm and welcoming people. I must say "Thanks for being there".

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I have found that living in the moment has changed my life. Yesterday is gone, tomorrow hasn't come yet. All we can really count on is this one precious moment. I am learning to concentrate on the moment I have - so my suggestion for you who take the time to read this is Stay in the Now.

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    There has been some mistake - while it is an honor to be so selected - I have not volunteered to be the leader of anything. My health is just improving enough to allow me back on the computer but totally out of the kitchen, sorry to say. Have missed Spark friends and hope tp be back more soon.
    588 days ago
    Thank you for stepping up to be the Team Leader! Hugs!
    588 days ago
  • v CONNIE48036
    I enjoyed reading your blog and your page. It is hard getting older, for sure; I'm glad you are staying in your own home. I have severe arthritis and can't very well, and you know how hard it is to exercise that way. But we do what we can. Good luck with your health and your journey. Hope to get to know you. Best, Connie
    869 days ago
    Haven't seen you on status updates or blogs lately. Hope you are well. I am still here doing OK. Miss you.
    914 days ago
    Yes, Meri, lessons in all this. Like you, I must live in this moment being grateful for all the good in my life and wishing the same for others.

    It can be hard, though, when you're in main and can't hardly move without more pain.

    I will find out 1 week before the new date, though. At least I can take Ibu now. That helps the pain the most.

    Thanks for always being understanding and supportive. Have a great weekend.

    1015 days ago
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