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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
    Thinking of you tonight. I am so bogged down with stuff right now and so tired. But, I promise will write you a long note tomorrow. Such a busy weekend-lots to catch up here at home and SP. Take care. emoticon
    246 days ago
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    How are you? Did you have your surgery? All is going good here. Just wanted you to know was thinking of you. emoticon
    264 days ago
    SQUEE emoticon This is such a great accomplishment, Carolyn!! You can 'do' whatever you set your mind to, and this is the PROOF!! If you've got a few pounds to go, you'll get 'er DONE, I have no doubt about it, but this is EXCELLENT news. It's been a long haul for you after your back post-therapy, and another long haul 'conditioning' yourself in the therapy pool for the upcoming hip replacement, but now...yer' just about GOOD TA GO, girlfriend, so hold that head up high. You are a WINNER!! ::hugs:: Thank you for the update and I know we're (your/our Tribe) is NOT forgotten. We're gonna have a spectacular 2020, sweetie!!
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    I started 2019 at 256 pounds & my weigh-in this wknd was: 158. emoticon
    279 days ago
    Oh, I sooo *love* your *new* avie, Carolyn!!
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