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Morning friends, I am a retired science teacher/administrator of thirty-seven years. I love retirement and have no idea how I every had time to work. My husband of 5 years and I live on four acres where we raise on average 100 chickens, 3 cows, 5 pigs, 3 dogs, and 3 cats. We also garden, preserve food, and go as unprocessed as possible in our diet.

When we have spare time we volunteer with church, mission trips, and Red Cross disaster relief. We are very busy people.

I have one son and two granddaughters but raised two other children I consider my own (stepchildren). So, I really have 3 children and 6 grandchildren and 3 stepchildren. I know, confusing! LONG story too.

We are on a lifetime journey here at SparkPeople and I hope to get to know several of you! Have a blessed life!

Member Since: 9/21/2009

Fitness Minutes: 14,326

My Goals:
I will lose a pound a week until I have a healthy weight.

My Program:
I will eat clean and healthy by eating veggies and fruits at each meal with at least 5 per day.
I will walk or do cardio at least 5 days a week.
I will do strength training at least 3 times a week.

Personal Information:
I am a retired teacher that lives and was raised in the smallest populated county in Tennessee, therefore, very rural. I am very active senior citizen. We do two vegetable gardens, one for us and one for the community at church. I have 150 chickens, care for my granddaughters 2 pigs, 16 guineas, 3 dogs, 3 cats. I weave baskets and teach 4 classes a month. I crochet, I love to read, I volunteer at church and Red Cross and love doing mission work. NOW, just need to get this body in shape so I can live longer to continue all these things!!

Other Information:
Do what makes you happy!!

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  • v SOLUCKY12
    We retired teachers need to learn how to take care of our bodies and together we will. Thank you for commenting on my blog.

    Which is worse... moving boxes or unpacking them?
    3716 days ago
    Enjoyed visiting your Sparkpage. I too am a retired school teacher. Love retirement and highly recommend it.

    emoticon on your 20# loss. That is a start. emoticon
    3717 days ago
  • v SOLUCKY12
    Thanks for your comment on my blog. It is so true and comforting.

    Happy Birthday to your mom! 80 is a great reason to make home made ice cream. My mother and I loved it.

    I read your story and I can see how hard it must be for you. I gained the freshman 15 and more in college after years of being skinny. Then through out several years my weight went on the yo yo plan.

    I've learned how hard it must have been for my mother to keep her weight off, especially after she was older. It always amazed me how little she ate. She was very short, 5'2", and I'm 5'7", and used food to soothe me through many of life's struggles. It sounds like you're in one of those new happy places and having to make some changes in your life long eating habits. It does get easier with time. Continue sparking and it will happen. emoticon
    3717 days ago
    Thanks for your comment on my page! My fitness minutes really crept up there because I was on vacation and walking, swimming and playing a little tennis! It's a good thing I did that because I also ate some really good food! emoticon So I hope it all evens out come weigh in day.

    Have a great Spark week!
    3744 days ago
  • v BEXNEW
    Hi there cat member! Thanks for stopping by my blog for some support! The cats are in the house and we are going to ROCK this challenge!!
    Take care,
    3751 days ago
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