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Autumn is a time of magic,
Bursting colors from hardy trees,
All of nature adorned in a carpet of hues,
A yearly transformation before winter's freeze.

Poem by Joseph T. Renaldi

Member Since: 12/27/2015

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My Goals:
Weight loss through lowering stress levels, sharing with friends and group support. I don't need fast weight loss, just consistent. I would like to lose 60 pounds - not an easy task for me because of some health issues but I don't give up easily!

My Program:
I am watching my calories by eating only "healthy" foods in accordance with my doctor's recommendations and trying to get more exercise. I think I own about every exercise DVD and Wii program out there and also recently bought an activity tracker. I'm trying to walk a lot more as my main form of exercise. For me the secret is audiobooks - I only listen when I exercise so I'm motivated because I want to hear more of the story.

Personal Information:
I was widowed in 1999 and remarried in 2002. I spent the next 5 years teaching High School biology in a very small school 67 miles from home until I retired in 2008. We recently moved to Grants Pass, Oregon, a difficult move because my husband had lived in our other house for over 40 years. Now we're looking forward to our new life in our new home.

Other Information:
I love fantasy and magic, the ideas anyway. I'm a big Harry Potter fan and fantasy book reader. I love to read, I own a lot of audio books and like to listen to them when I walk. I got interested in YA books while teaching high school and continued reading them after retirement. I also try to keep my mind active by playing RPG computer games.

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  • v 1ZIPPYC
    Time sure flies...been a few weeks I think since we chatted. Hope all is ok? All is pretty good here for now! It is so dry here...we have a moderate drought-been years since we have had one of those! Hope we don't lose our grass and plants! We water, but we have restrictions on how much we can do. We are in the mid 80's now, so not too bad. Have a good week, hope to hear from you soon. emoticon
    1239 days ago
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    So glad you stopped by and commented on my blog. Last couple days we have done two walks a day over at the Villages. Soon we will go for one also. He goes back to work tonight, so no time for two. I just need to figure out something to do a walk on my own...guess it may have to be the neighborhood (and hope I won't get stopped to talk). Kind of hard with my schedule, but I will figure something out. It has been the most gorgeous weather lately-especially at night! Sure dread the humidity and 10 more degrees added to it and it will be soon. emoticon I would like to get on my bike again, but after hearing about 3 bad accidents lately of friends and I had one before...just do not want to risk it! He said we need to get my a 3 wheel recumbent and that would be great -if I had at least $1000. 00! Have a good day and the week ahead!
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    1261 days ago
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    I love your new page! Thanks for adding me and I did add you. Also, thanks for the nice compliment on my weight loss pic! It sure is nice to have lost 97 pounds and have kept it off! I know you will get there too...just hang in there! Hope you feel better soon....will answer your sparkmail later. Thanks for writing! emoticon
    1293 days ago
    I have about 50 lbs to lose too! And I also love YA books and reading. I'm adding you as a friend, please add me back! emoticon
    1308 days ago
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    So glad to have you aboard the Coloring Club SparkTeam!
    1324 days ago
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