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Welcome to our place! Relax with us by the pool and watch the puppies romp. Come take a walk with me at sunrise and sunset--the sky here goes on forever! No wonder they decorate with pink and blue in Florida--that's the color of the vast cloud mounds in the sky, where the lightning plays at any time of day. You never know what might be going on around here, but good food, friends, characters, physical activity, and my thoughts, goals, and interests of the moment are going to be part of it.

Member Since: 11/18/2008

Fitness Minutes: 234,755

My Goals:
When I first joined SparkPeople 10 years ago, I think, I'd seen my weight creeping up and decided that I needed to be more aware of what I was eating and how much I was exercising.

Well, it just happened again!

Having a weekly restaurant news column in the local paper is NOT a great method of self-control.

Note to self: It's never okay to just eat and drink whatever you damn please!

My Program:
Make sure to eat at least SOME breakfast every day, for a kick-start!

Walk a total of 5 miles, 10,000 steps, a day.

Eat only when hungry and stop when full. (This is NOT easy, by the way.)

Do daily pilates-type exercises to keep my hips and back limber.

Upper-body weight training every other day.

Personal Information:
70, with an emotional age of about 36


Went from 172 in February 2005 to a low of 111 several summers ago (much too low for me)

Now aiming to lose at least 10 pounds, mainly to fit into more of my clothes and have a flatter tummy.

This, too, isn't always easy, because of the abovementioned newspaper gig and Bill's great cooking.

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My passions lately are writing and getting to be expert in the local restaurant scene. Retirement is proving far busier than full-time employment!

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    It's hard enough to work up the resolve to really fight the battle of the bulge. We don't need any more resistance.
    321 days ago
    Thanks! Good to see you back!
    321 days ago
    Things may be different in Florida because so many of the people are seniors and they already have tons of old stuff themselves. Most old people have really bad rummage sales. They hang onto useless stuff. Unless you go to sales a lot and to thrift shops you usually won't recognize a pro, though they always know each other. They greet each other by name. They always arrive very early and zero in on what they are looking for - anything valuable and under priced. Even if it is a steal they always want to dicker. They often have a niche. Some of them are looking for gold, some for garden stuff, some for kids clothing/toys/dolls, some for appliances, etc. Some have their own stores, have a building on their property, and some sell things online. They often pile things up and ask for prices and then try to dicker another deal at the end. You can't compete with them if you are just a regular rummager and just have to hope that the person having the sale knows enough to not sell them too much because the seller can get a lot more money selling their wares to other people who are not buying wholesale. They don't like people like me who have a bottom price. They will sometimes come at the end of the sale if they think there is enough stuff left they want and offer you an extremely low price but they often don't bother if things have been picked over.We have had pros come back and whine that we didn't drop prices enough for them. LOL. We also have people who came once the sale was over to ask for stuff for free. No one is interested in a 1970 living room set though that I know of.
    324 days ago
    The illness came on fairly quickly. We are doing a little better now.

    Benny and I would have loved that kind of rummage sale. We tend to be into odd items so we might have known what some of that stuff is. Benny likes to invent things. He is a fabricator. That is what he does at his job. He is an engineer without a degree. His boss taught him how to design things and rework them and now that his boss is dead he is the person who does all of that.

    The pros always show up early and pull crap like that. I'm surprised you didn't have more pros than you did. They came to ours even before we were there and were looking for things like gold jewelry. LOL. No one in their right mind sells gold jewelry at estate sales. Once you get them out of your hair you can start making money.
    324 days ago
    LOL! Yes, those Mockingbirds will not be silenced! They're fascinating though! I'm struggling too but not giving up; long story. Tried to get back to my yoga/abs routine this morning, pitiful; but a start. That's the hardest part. Zapped the fantasizing I was having about getting back to class; but that's still something to work toward. Didn't think it ever would be.
    I still think about children's books, Sugar and Xena are a wealth of material too and now GGS. Thing is I don't know where I'd find the time and it's not what I want to be doing with it now. Loving my new camera. (A CANON PowerShot SX420IS) Really enjoying the little guy! Hugs.
    332 days ago
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