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I'm 75. another years has gone by, so now I am 75,and I have decided that I am not going to focus on losing weight as much as I am going to improve my eating habits. I have asthma and am on oxygen at night and can't walk long distances, I have had 3 surgeries on my left shoulder and now have a frozen shoulder, so that shoulders makes it difficult to do a lot of kind of exercises, so I do what I can, and if I lose a couple pounds that is a bonus, not a requirement.

I am a farmers wife and engaged in as much of the farm as I can, and understand. We do have some livestock, sheep, 8 miniatures horses, and goats and right now we share the chores, me in the morning and hubby in the evening, but once field works start the chores are all my baby, and I do enjoy them.

I really don't have any big expectations, cause I am not one that likes setting goals. I just want to be as healthy as I can and enjoy life, and it doesn't mean spending hours and hours walking, running, working out in a smelly germ infested gym, I work hard on the farm and that has been the way it has been for many centuries, in my family, so I think it is good enough for me.
Honest work, and knowing I should not eat as much as I do, but it is all natural food, that means I don't eat boxed or store canned food unless it is unavoidable. If you read labels, some dogs and cats eat better than some do. If I can't pronounce it, I don't eat it.
So that said I have no goals, just honest living, and no beating myself up if I have a piece of pie.

Member Since: 2/7/2012

Fitness Minutes: 30,412

My Goals:
I will maintain my health the best I can.

My Program:
I will walk to the best of my ability each day

I will watch my bad snacking habits.

Personal Information:
My name is Linda, I am 75 year old, or as I say 60-15. I am married to my very best friend, and a retired farmers wife, so I have worn a verity of hat. I have 3 grown sons, none who live near, 10 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren.

Other Information:
I love to read, favorite writers are Steven King, Dean Koontz, Robin Cook, James Patterson, etc. I also like crossword puzzles, zig saw puzzles, gardening, and anything outside. And of course our 2 dogs, Duke, a 3year old Great Pyreneese , and Merlin almost 2 year old Newfoundland/Great Pyreneese puppy.

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    You never know. I found the cardinal ornament at the antique shop my mom and I loved to visit. I know that dealer was planning to stop by the estate sale, so I could see some of my mom's things the next time I go there. That would feel odd too, but I know she would be pleased to have others enjoy her nice things. Needless to say, whether it gets hung at work or at home, I'm keeping that cardinal. What is it with cardinals this year?
    13 hours ago
    I've done no Christmas cards, haven't sorted my gifts to ship to daughters much less mail packages. This year though, I don't care. No extra stress. If daughters' gifts are late, they won't mind. If I don't do cards at all this year, that's OK. I haven't done any decorating at home except for my pretty snow globe. Husband said I don't have to do anything, but that he'll put up the window candeliers and that's enough for him. Maybe, just maybe I can do something Christmas-y this weekend. Friday is husband's birthday, and the plan is to go the the Tarpon Springs street festival and boat parade at Spring Bayou. I told him be sure you think of a plan B because I won't go if it's cold, damp, or windy. It's bad enough that I have a sick coworker who should be at home. I keep cleaning door handles etc.
    1 day ago
    Duh, you know what my other snowglobe looks like because I hunted it up on Amazon after you posted a pic of one. Which one do you like best, the one with birch trees and five little birds or the single cardinal one? emoticon OR emoticon
    3 days ago
    OK friend, we can do it. I've gone for one brisk lap around the 3rd floor atrium and will do it twice more. My low carb meals are planned. I even carefully walked down the stairs once so I can work my way back up to where I was with the stairs before Easter when I got sick again. Ankles are still a chronic issue so I have to be very careful. I will try to remember to take a picture of the snowglobe I have at home. I think the one in my office is even prettier. You can tell me what you think. One more MISSION: I will have to put away the laundry basket of clothes I dumped on the bed this morning when I was getting dressed.
    3 days ago
    I know this month is tough, but let's challenge ourselves to weigh at least a little bit less at the end of it. We ate a lot on Thanksgiving Day, but I tried to make many good choices such as ONE mimosa, no cream in the wonderfully smooth and rich coffee, low on sauces. At my niece and nephews later, I enjoyed mostly veggies such as grilled asparagus and stuffed mushrooms. We were too full for much of anything else. I've been having sugar free pumpkin spice cream in my at-home coffee all week. It's back to black at work today. I've got I think two more things to do on my estate MISSIONS list today. Need to check that list.
    4 days ago

    Comment edited on: 12/2/2019 1:32:33 PM
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