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Merlin at 10 months old and 125#

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I'm 77. another years has gone by, 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 a Cpap 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 retired farmers wife. We do have some livestock, 2 miniatures horses, and 8 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: 30,515

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 77 year old, or as I say 60-17. 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.

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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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    Thanks for the blog love about getting my phone pouch done. Naalbinding is an interesting technique in that you only use one flat needle. I've seen some of the things that proficient people have done that are just amazing.
    15 hours ago
    Thanks for the blizzard blog love. It was not bad and I heard from other people coming into town that they had no problem at 9:30am.
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    Morning, Linda. Glad to get your sparkmail on Merlin. You are doing what you need to for the old boy to keep him eating. I remember those days with Molly sometimes when she was sick. Eventually, and reluctantly on her part, I worked her regular dog food into her rice and meat, and back to her dog food. People always say a dog will eat when they are hungry, but I always approached it more methodically. Many schools of thought....many right ways. One things sure: Merlin's a lucky boy to have you and Larry and the home you have made for him. Thanks for stopping by my blog. Have an awesome day! emoticon
    3 days ago
    Thanks for the #10 Dolores love. It was really fun to do the sideways row of knitting (and it was easy)! I had a bit of time to knit today before the board meeting. I am 4 rows to go on Chart A which is a continuation of this. The knit triangle is 12 stitches across now.
    3 days ago
    emoticon Whatever would we do without a sense of humor?? emoticon
    3 days ago
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