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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: 26,021

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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    Thank you for your nice comment on my blog. emoticon
    10 hours ago
    No, I'm not laughing.

    With either of them, you take 2 Tablespoons of powder and add the required amount of water. PB2 is 1 Tablespoon of water and PB Fit is 1-1/2 Tablespoon of water.

    But I never tried to make a sandwich with it. My girlfriend said she does and she likes it.

    Eventually I will want a jar of peanut butter again - just right now I don't have the desire, so I use the powder in my yogurt.

    Love you,
    2 days ago
    PB2 is Peanut Butter Powder - it has 87% of the oil removed.
    PB Fit is another brand and it too has 87% of the oil removed.

    2 TBL PB2 = 45 calories
    2 TBL PB Fit = 70 calories

    For a Peanut Butter Addict like me, it was the only way to go.
    I just can't be trusted with a jar of peanut butter and a spoon. emoticon

    I hope you are having a good day today and have a pleasant evening!

    2 days ago
    Thank you for the red shoes goodie, just the cheering up I needed. My sore ankle tendons were better, but back to hurting today so I’m having to take it easy. Looking forward to wearing some festive red shoes even though I don’t have any yet! The closest I have to red is a pair of deep burgundy wine colored flats that I can’t wear till my ankles heal.
    4 days ago
    Yes, the government does not tell you that when you are retired they can actually take more from you when you need the most. A friend of mine withdrew money form her IRA to pay off her house since she retired. It pushed her income over 85,000 and cost her a reduction in her social security for this year. She now has to live on $200 less per month. The good news is after this year it will go back to her normal rate.

    People seem to assume that once you are retired you need less money to live. But the medical bills, insurance premiums, and emergency expenses can be far higher than when you were working.

    I had relatives who were millionaires but died paupers due to medical expenses after they retired. Which is why I stay as healthy as I can. I can't afford to be sick.
    4 days ago
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