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Me and my husband (a long while ago).

Us in Long Beach. My husband is reflected in the window, taking the picture.

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I am a 66 year old woman who has been married to the same wonderful man for 43 years. I have two intelligent, independent grown children. I left Spark for a while, and gained weight, so I'm back at it.
I am a 66 year old woman who has been married to the same wonderful man for 43 years. I have two intelligent, independent grown children. I left Spark for a while, and gained weight, so I'm back at it.



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 Pounds lost: 4.0 

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Member Since: 10/9/2009

My Goals:
My goal is to get back to a healthy weight again. I did it before. I can do it again!

My Program:
My sister introduced me to Spark People. Tracking my food and exercise is essemtial, but so is the support I get from other Sparkers!

Personal Information:
I live in Virginia and am retired from the Internal Revenue Service.

Other Information:
I love poetry. I don't write it, but I collect it and I love to share my favorite poems.

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Member Comments:
5/15/2015 7:31:33 PM

Happy start to the weekend! I'm going to call you this weekend. Lots of updates. In the meantime, I'm still sparking and losing weight. My back feels better already with the weight down! emoticon emoticon

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4/20/2015 10:23:08 PM

Thanks for the new purse!! You inspire me too! Just do what you did before - eat healthy, exercise and keep sparking -- those pounds will drop back off! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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4/15/2015 7:47:52 PM

My kids don't want most of the stuff my husband and I have collected over the past 43 years. They are really minimalists about most things. I hope they will keep the letters my mother sent to my father over 3 years during WW 2, but I'm pretty sure they don't want my 4 sets of dishes!

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4/15/2015 9:55:21 AM

Thanks for your helpful comment on my last blog. I think part of the overwhelming aspect of trying to get our house ready for sale, so that we can move into an easier to take care of townhouse, is getting rid of all my stuff. SO MUCH STUFF! I guess in almost 45 years of marriage, it is to be expected. I keep thinking my kids will want this stuff, but I just read a newspaper article about how children of Baby Boomers are not so interested in the memorabilia, pictures, etc. that their parents want to pass down to them. Sad, but a fact of life. That was the reason for garbage bags when cleaning out my bathroom storage closet. I TOSSED everything. But now the down-sizing project becomes more challenging. Throwing away expired medications and half-used bottles of hair-care products is one thing, throwing away memories is much much more difficult!

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2/14/2015 12:34:51 AM

H - Have a wonderful day.

A - APPRECIATE the smallest victories.

P - Live each day with PURPOSE.

P - Keep your thoughts POSTIVE.

Y - YESTERDAY is the now the past - leave it behind you.

V - Each one of you is VERY IMPORTANT to me.

A - Knowing you ALWAYS makes me smile.

L - LOVE and admiration is what I feel for you.

E - Thank you for all of your ENCOURAGEMENT.

N - NEVER forget how special you are!

T - THOUGHTS of you brighten my day.

I - I hope you are successful in whatever you do.

N - You are NATURALLY beautiful.

E - EVERY day with you is special.


D - Each DAY is a chance to start anew.

A - ALWAYS believe in yourself.

Y - You are so loved by me.

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