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A favorite photo from our vacation in 2008.

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Peony (Seashell maybe?) and Johnson's Blue geranium combination I liked from my garden ('08).

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Wish you could see this full sized, our St. Bernard has floppy ears!

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I was always skinny as a kid--classmates called me "Olive Oyl" because I was so thin and had such big feet...still have the big feet and the frizzy hair--try not to do the high pitched voice thing!

Gained 60 lbs w/ my first pregnancy and only about 25 w/ my second but that all came off. My problem seems to be that I exercised less as I aged and then we started to do an evening of cards w/ food and beer about 1-2 times a month...that plus my less exercise started to add up. I'm also 40 now and wonder how much my metabolism has slowed down. Doesn't help that once I decided I needed to lose 15 lbs or so for a reunion and did it too fast and of course didn't keep it off, so I gained a little more to go with it...

I decided though, that I have to get my weight under control because I do want to be physically strong as I age. My mother's side of the family tend to weigh in very heavy (300 isn't out of line) . Granted, I seem to take after my father's side but ....

I live in the southeast corner of South Dakota. I love to read, garden (like my flowers more so than veggies) and enjoy visiting with friends over a friendly game of cards.

I didn't want to add a lot about my family...I'm married, have 2 kids and homeschool one with "special needs"

Every time I log in I seem to find even more cool teams out there...I keep browsing them all...Wow! I have taken myself off a couple already too though. I garden a lot (and am pretty experienced) but decided not to join that team since it seems to be a lot of people w/ beginner questions. That said, if you have gardening questions (zone 3-4) or want to know about heirloom roses, shoot me an email and I'll try to help.

Member Since: 2/3/2009

Fitness Minutes: 3,137

My Goals:
I hope to track my calories better as well as motivate myself by tracking my exercise as well (hopefully that will make me more diligent about doing exercise too!)

My Program:
A minimum of 90 mins per week doing cardio and strength training at least 2 days a week.

I did a little equation I found on one of the forums here...
hips + thigh (1)- calf (both)-wrist = % Body Fat

Weight x BF = Fat #s
Weight -fat #s = Lean Body Mass
LBM -/- (divided by) .78= Ideal Body Weight (for women over 30)....

I liked it that my ideal body weight was an obtainable goal for me (easily--I figured it would be way lower) but that said, I don't really like carrying around as much "fat" as it said I did. That needs to change. Hence, more weight training.

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Mexican food, baking, being outside, gardening, listening to music, "road trips" and especially reading! Also enjoy playing cards and visiting with friends.

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    Hi - I just joined the team "Bookworms" and noticed that there seems to be nothing going on there. Do you guys need help? And what part of SD do you live in. My sister-in-law is in Sioux Falls and loves it there. And you need to get a close up of that dog of yours!
    3355 days ago
    Hi Wendy Girl, Thank you so much for the goodie. I have really beefed it up. I am sick of this weight hanging around and besides it helps my joints and old lady bones :-) I have been walking 6-7 days a week and try and do it twice a day. Besides I am so loving being on the gulf of Mexico, instead of cold Minnesota. I miss home, but the beaches here just keep calling to me to get out on them. It is good exercise for my little miss too and the rowdy dog.
    I hope you have a great week and a fantastic November!
    Blessings, Em emoticon
    3938 days ago
    Wendy, the best to you this school year, have great success and fun mama!
    Hurray for us home schoolers!
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    4007 days ago
    Thank you Wendy for stopping by with your thoughtful wishes. I put a blog on, sort of explaining things. I wish you the best and many blessings 'good' ones to come your way.
    God Bless, Em
    4063 days ago
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    Baking on rainy days is the best time!!! emoticon
    4119 days ago
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