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Kelsey: 8x10 woodburning on paper

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Born and raised mostly in the Parkersburg WV area, but lived in the Washington D.C. area a few years. Have loved and owned horses, dogs, kitties, and animals in general. Have a kitty (Misty) now who loves to do dog tricks: sit, turn around, sit up, shake hands, lay down, roll over and say please.

Happily married, love God, love living in the country, love my girls and one grandson.

God gave me the gift of doing animal portraiture in 1974. I had tried several different kinds of jobs but nothing fit. I started praying that God would show me what made me different. The animal portraits (at the left) are samples of His answer.

I am 71 years old and have been married to my wonderful husband for 42 years in July of this year (2020).

Member Since: 9/14/2017

Fitness Minutes: 21,821

My Goals:
Since most of my jobs, hobbies and my artwork have required sitting down, I became a confirmed couch potato. Thankfully, I inherited a body that gained weight slowly (at holiday time mostly) and lost the weight quickly when I went back to my regular diet. So my goal is mostly to get fit and have fun doing it.

My Program:
What diet you will follow? The one I have always used at 1500 - 2000 calories per day.
Recipes? I have a "Brag Book" of Menus & favorite recipes I use. I use recipe books for a change-up.
Grocery list? We have a set list of what we need. We inventory what we've used & replace it.
Shop? We simply replace what's been used or add a change-up item.
Do you have the food on hand to get started? Yes
Have you followed this diet before? For years.
Did you clean up your kitchen? Don't need to. All the food in my kitchen is what we use for a vegan, sugar free diet (we sweeten with apple concentrate & Stevia but only have sweetened things on the weekend.

1) Use a 12 week 5K Walk Beginner's Training Guide for walking
2) Use Physical Therapist exercises for my strength exercises
3) Help my husband with outside chores--gardening, getting wood ready for winter use, etc.--as able

Personal Information:
Name: Linda
Birthday: Jan. 19
State you live in: West Virginia - Eastern Time Zone
Hobbies: Art, reading, horseback riding (when I was young), crochet, many arts & crafts, SparkPeople.
Number of children: 3 grown daughters
Occupations I've had: bindery worker, secretary, nurse's aid, parts clerk, artist, housewife (in that order)

Other Information:
• I've loved Jesus all my life, was baptized at 9 yrs. old, came into a close, healing relationship with God in 1990
• was married on July 10, 1977 so I've been married for 43 yrs. this year (2020) :-)
• Love animals

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  • v 49LINDA77
    Thank you, Laura for the info.:-) I was finally able to add you and Ruthann. Yay!
    528 days ago
    I am so glad that you are on our team and that you decided to be a leader. I am looking forward to getting to know you more. Although sometimes I do not always get to all my teams in one day.
    Linda to add someone as a friend all you do is go to the top right hand side of your page whjere it says add as friend. They should show up on your page cause I just added you.
    529 days ago

    Comment edited on: 6/16/2019 11:54:02 PM
  • v 49LINDA77
    Bless your heart, Lilygrace, I'd love to - if I can ever figure out how to get to the email on this site. Can't seem to find out how to add people to my page as friends either. I tried to add 2 people and they never showed up. Humph. Guess I'll have to go eat...umm...salad. :)

    I did figure out how to get my ticker and give goodies :D and some other fun stuff. I'll get there. Y'all please be patient with this poor old lady. I'll get there...sooner or later.

    Lilygrace, if you know how to get us together, I'm all ears.

    Hugs, Linda
    529 days ago
    emoticon Anytime is a good time to plant a new dream. There's no need to wait until Spring. No green thumb is required. You've already got rich soil - your talents, experience and abilities. Just water regularly with determination, add the sunshine of hope and watch that dream grow!
    -Woman's World Magazine
    530 days ago
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    Believe in yourself -
    in the power you have
    to control your own life, day by day,
    Believe in the strength
    that you have deep inside,
    and your faith will help
    show you the way.
    Believe in tomorrow
    and what it will bring -
    let a hopeful heart carry you through,
    For the things will work out
    if you trust and believe
    there's no limit
    to what you can do.
    ~~ Anonymous ~~
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    534 days ago
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