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2017 was a rocky year for me - though only in First World terms. It marked the huge change from workin' grl to Laidy of Leeeezure. Yes. I retired in September (like, duh, who hasn't heard me'n'TheBrains yammer on about that ad nausea). Getting to retire was a gift. Being retired is a joy. But getting to retirement was a hard struggle and I wonder if I made it harder than it had to be. Oh well. The good news. I got there At Goal! Yippee.

2018 will be a year of reflection and regrouping for me. I am sure goals will arise. I am sure new pathways will tempt, new horizons will inspire. But what they'll be ... not so sure. I had a spate of medical check-ups in Dec. and Jan and it turns out I am a good bit shorter than I was. 1.25 inches in fact. I am thinking of dropping my goal weight down a few pounds. I want to become a better artist. I do want to take a fancy schmancy vacation. But mostly I am just going to savor this first time without a schedule or a boss since I was 5 years old. Feels durn good.

Member Since: 10/1/2009

Fitness Minutes: 71,985

My Goals:
2017 GOALS

1. Be within 2 lbs of 150 every month of the year

2. 2 upper body strength training workouts, 20-30 minutes long, every week

My Program:
Still workin' it out but:

1. Take my time

2. Follow the Weight Watcher Program and attend meetings

3. track track track what I eat - any way I can, every day

4. Drink enough water - 6 glasses a day

5. Eat plenty of vegan meals - they're delicious!

6. Start out with a smaller portion. It might be all I really want!

7. Keep active every day - and do formal exercise 4 or more days each week

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Married boomer librarian from VA who knits, spins, tells stories and lets dogs get up in the Big Bed.

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My Other Life is on my blog

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    Thank you so much for your kind words! It truly meant a lot. I wish you luck on your journey as well.
    9 hours ago
    It is important that you honor your physical body for what it is – a gift of miracles. Janet Nestor
    10 hours ago
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    Yesterday the weather was nasty, so I had to cancel a play date with a friend. Such a frustration, we’ll reschedule. We are both alike in how time spent in the presence of girls is such a powerful reset. Have fuuuun...I know you will! Many hugs, just for you.

    14 hours ago
  • v DESIREE672
    Thank you for the lovely comments on my blog.

    Yes! Start a laughter group! The idea seems quite simple. It put me in a good mood for the rest of the day. I thought it would be nice to stay in that mood for a long time, but someone kept emailing me about some office politics the next day. Well today we’re going out for Indian with DD, DS and DIL, so back to a fun mood.

    That’s a great idea with your house. The topic used to be sensitive with DH too, but he has had serious problems for eleven years and both our attitudes have changed. Last summer he was totally physically and mentally incapacitated for a while. He’s in great condition now and strangely, it left me feeling I can survive anything. Not too sure that I really can, but I’m a bit more relaxed about the future than before. Certainly staying in the NOW and appreciating it are key.

    I’m so pleased that I sparked a long chat. Have a great weekend!
    23 hours ago
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    The body is the vessel that carries your spirit through life. Feed it the natural foods that have been placed on the earth by the Creator. Chavah Aima
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