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I am a busy wife and mother of three, two of them grown, one almost grown. I am also a caregiver to my parents.

One of the greatest things in life is being functional and healthy in old age. That is my ultimate goal in joining Spark People. I have really appreciated all the support from everyone. If you need support, you can count on me.

A big surprise is finding that I don't know myself as well as I thought. This is positive because what I have learned has gotten ...
I am a busy wife and mother of three, two of them grown, one almost grown. I am also a caregiver to my parents.

One of the greatest things in life is being functional and healthy in old age. That is my ultimate goal in joining Spark People. I have really appreciated all the support from everyone. If you need support, you can count on me.

A big surprise is finding that I don't know myself as well as I thought. This is positive because what I have learned has gotten me farther down the road to health and fitness.
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Member Since: 12/24/2012

SparkPoints: 18,168

Fitness Minutes: 10,308

My Goals:
Lose at least 30 pounds.

Lower blood pressure.

More energy.

Never have diabetes.

My Program:
Get 8 hours of sleep a night.

Drink 8 glasses of water a day.

Eat in calorie range. Lots of fruits and vegetables. Some carb cutback.

Walking every day. Biking during summer. Gardening. Treadmill.

Carrying on after slip-ups, which Spark People taught me so well.


Personal Information:
I live in snow country. It also gets hot in the summer. The seasons are a big factor in my life. This is also farm country.

I like organic gardening and using heirloom seeds.

I like nature photography.

I am a lifelong learner.

My husband and I have been married 35 years.


Other Information:
I have been called Pollyanna at times. :)

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JACKIE542
5/10/2014 11:08:38 PM

My husband cut the berries all down, I think that is why they died. I will keep the ones I have in pots. They are nice and full.
Lavender likes it hot and dry, so I know that is why it is doing so well here, no rain. I just transplanted and potted a ton of lavender. I do love it and the kind I have does not get too big, just running out of places to plant. emoticon



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JACKIE542
5/9/2014 11:23:13 PM

Hi there, not sure what happened, they were great for 2 years, my hubby trimmed them and than they disappeared. I saved some in pots, thank goodness! Do you think he trimmed them wrong?



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NANCYANNE55
4/22/2014 8:21:58 AM

Thank you for commenting on my blog! It's good to know it's not just me that experienced these benefits. Proof it's not all in my head! :-)

I have a family history thick with diabetes and show pre-diabetes signs when my body fat is higher. Cutting out sugar is good for me for that reason, too. It wasn't pertinent to the immediate effects of giving it up, which is what the blog was about, but definitely is the biggest benefit of all!



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TIME2BLOOM4ME
4/21/2014 10:23:57 PM

Do you remember how they distilled the rose oil? I was even looking online for a home essential oil distiller. It would be a fun project. It would be much stronger than what I am attempting.



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4/21/2014 11:28:32 AM

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