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In 2016 when DH could still walk unassisted. Appreciate your health while you have it!



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"You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream." C.S. Lewis


I am a retired teacher trying to make healthy choices every day. DH and I have more than our share of health problems, but I find that Spark People is a wonderful resource and support group!


Member Since: 9/12/2009

Fitness Minutes: 166,723

My Goals:
To be positive with each new challenge.
To learn new things.
To enjoy the moment.
To be grateful. "In all things, give thanks"
To really listen to others.
To forgive others.
To be a role model.
To be a more patient caregiver for my DH.

Things to work on:
To begin to care more about my appearance.
To really work on strength training.
To really work on stretching.
To cook more and to eat out less frequently.






My Program:
Choose healthy foods most of the time.
Eat mindfully.
Water aerobics 3x weekly (Love, love, love this! )
Weigh every morning.
Wear Apple watch to motivate me to move more, to climb more steps and to breathe
Weight Watchers meetings weekly.







Personal Information:
My husband and I live in a small town not far from the greater Atlanta area.

In June of 2012 I retired from teaching, a career that I embarked upon in 1972. During those 40 years I taught full time for 26 years and was a stay at home mom for 14 years.

I did not start any type of exercise program until I hit some roadblocks in my 60s. I am not proud of that, but I am proof that it is NEVER too late to start taking care of yourself.


Other Information:
I love to spend time with my daughter, son-in-law and two granddaughters
(ages 14 and16) who live in the Atlanta area. Our other daughter, son-in-law and four grandsons live in West Virginia.

I love the tranquility of nature. Gardening and feeding the birds are my daily indulgences. I enjoy walking outdoors.

I love coffee, and I love chocolate.

I now love exercise (amazing, but true). I didn't begin any form of exercise program until I was in my 60s, following a serious accident. What a difference today!






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  • v 1CRAZYDOG
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    Stay positive and happy. Work hard and don’t give up hope. Be open to criticism and keep learning. Surround yourself w/happy, warm and genuine people. Tena Desae
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    5 hours ago
  • v 1CRAZYDOG
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    Stay positive and happy. Work hard and don’t give up hope. Be open to criticism and keep learning. Surround yourself w/happy, warm and genuine people. Tena Desae
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    6 hours ago
  • v SHARON10002
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    Happy Friday! Look what the cat dragged in – me! We are ending the week here on a sunny note, and I'm feline fine. Thank goodness because it’s been raining cats and dogs here for the last week! I hope you all are feline fine today.
    Have you guessed what today’s jokes are about? Well, it’s time to let the cat out of the bag, and cat this show on the road! In case, you're still wondering . . .
    I'll let the cat outta the bag . . .
    I hope you think these are just purr-fect:

    What is a cat’s favorite car to ride in?
    A fur-rari

    Did you hear about the cat who swallowed a whole ball of yearn?
    She gave birth to an entire litter of mittens.

    What’s a cat’s most important trait?
    Its purr-sonality, of course.

    What does a cat think when it looks in the mirror?
    I’m paws-i-tivly a diva!

    How do cats like to shop?
    In Catalogs

    Why does the cat sit next to the computer?
    It’s keeping an eye on the mouse.

    What do you get if you cross a cat with a lemon?
    A Sourpuss

    I hope you thought these jokes were the cat’s meow! Have a wonderful weekend!
    Bye bye for meow . . .
    4 days ago
  • v SHARON10002
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    A - Adopt the pace of nature - her secret is patience.

    P - Patience is waiting. Not passively waiting, but to keep going when the going is hard and slow.

    R - Remember, you are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and loved more than you know.

    I - Impatience breeds anxiety, fear, discouragement and failure.
    Patience creates confidence, decisiveness, and a rational outlook, and eventually success.

    L - Let nothing disturb you; let nothing dismay you; all things soon pass.

    April showers bring May flowers . . . Keep your face toward the sunshine, even though things are gloomy.

    Thanks so much for dropping by my page with your rays of sunshine!
    Have a happy and healthy April!
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    5 days ago
  • v PATRICIA-CR
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    Are you ready to start the Spring 5% Challenge? emoticon emoticon Ready to share good and even the not so good times with us? I hope so. Let's enjoy this journey together to different virtual marvelous places. Exactly what we need now! emoticon Here's to a very entertaining and successful 8 weeks together challenge emoticon emoticon

    Patricia
    WL (weight leader)
    Awesome A Team
    7 days ago
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