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Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Just starting out with Sparkpeople, it has a lot to offer! I am an older woman who has allowed herself to become too sedentary and unmindful of what she is eating. I have spent my whole life taking care of the needs of others, and now with an empty nest, I have to relearn how to take care of me. Not just in a "I'm gonna get a mani / pedi" way, though I know that will happen, haha, but in a "how can I feel like a kid again" way. I ask myself "what will bring me joy today?" every morning now. And some of that is fitness, and that's a long term thing, and I have to accept that and work with it.

My goals are to ride horses again, run again, be able to jump rope, garden all day, and a million other things. Wish me luck. And to you.
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  • KATE1935
    take care - hope all is going well with you
    1012 days ago
  • SWEETSUELOO86
    Just added you today,and I love the way you write,its comforting and inspirational all at once ! My baby is 18 and soon moving out and that is so hard for me to deal with,so I just love the empty nester wisdom you bestow !!! Best of luck with this days journey !!!
    1035 days ago
  • HIPPYCHICK12
    I find myself always trying to be mindful and practicing how to do what I want to do, instead of what I always HAVE done. When I was a kid, I got up in the morning excited for what fun the day ahead had to offer. Then came taking care of little ones, and trying to be the best wife, the best mother, the best daughter. Now that everything has changed with family, I must change too, and happily so! It will take practice to learn to say no, no thanks, not today. It will take practice to let the housework go to hell, sleep late, and be at least slightly irresponsible. It will take practice to spend that $ on a new outfit, my art supplies, riding lessons, or a nice lunch with a friend. It will be difficult to clear my mind, change habits, and try to feel free again. But I AM going to try. :)
    1037 days ago
  • HIPPYCHICK12
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    1044 days ago
  • SHANDELG7
    I am not an empty nester but I can relate in alot of your other goals. You can do it!
    1044 days ago
  • 012059
    Hi, I just added you as a friend. I am an empty nester too. I now need to take care of myself.
    1044 days ago
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