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Crossing a stile on Usk Valley Walk, June 2011





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I'm a retired psychology professor. I've lost 50 pounds in the past several years. I was diagnosed with Type II Diabetes 15 years ago but have tight control (HbA1C 5.7) using metformin, diet, and exercise. I either walk on a treadmill 30 minutes and ride an exercycle 30 minutes or walk outdoors 1 hour daily. I also have sleep apnea that was diagnosed 20 years ago, although I have had it most of my adult life. I use a BiPap every night. I have heart disease and had 3 stents placed in my ...
I'm a retired psychology professor. I've lost 50 pounds in the past several years. I was diagnosed with Type II Diabetes 15 years ago but have tight control (HbA1C 5.7) using metformin, diet, and exercise. I either walk on a treadmill 30 minutes and ride an exercycle 30 minutes or walk outdoors 1 hour daily. I also have sleep apnea that was diagnosed 20 years ago, although I have had it most of my adult life. I use a BiPap every night. I have heart disease and had 3 stents placed in my right coronary artery in 2012. I also have occluded small coronary arteries which cause angina.

I have been married for 53 years (June 2013) and have two daughters, both happily married, and five grandchildren. Our middle grandson was killed in an auto accident five years ago. He was 19.

We are both retired and love to travel. You can tell this from my photos. We usually take one month-long international trip and one month-long trip within the US every year, along with several brief road trips around Minnesota and South Dakota and down to Texas. In the last year our travel has been limited due to my heart problems and my husband's aftereffects of several small strokes.
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Member Since: 12/1/2010

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Fitness Minutes: 60,714

My Goals:
Lose 25 pounds this year.

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Treadmill 30 minutes/ day. WiFit Plus 30 min/day. Caloric intake 1500/day.

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BARBIEE52
4/14/2014 10:30:08 PM

Thought I would cheer up your day.. emoticon Hope it helps! emoticon
When you get to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
I dont need a friend who changes when I change and who nods when I nod; my shadow does that much better.
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ALIHIKES
4/13/2014 5:15:57 PM

Thanks for your comments on my blog, I really appreciate your support



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4/11/2014 11:07:38 PM

~~ ~~ ~~ ~~ WHAT I'VE LEARNED ~~ ~~ ~~ ~~

I've learned that no matter what happens, or how bad it seems today, life goes on, and it will be better tomorrow. emoticon emoticon
I've learned that you can tell a lot about a person by the way he/she handles these three things: a rainy day, lost luggage, and tangled Christmas tree lights. emoticon emoticon emoticon
I've learned that regardless of your relationship with your parents, you'll miss them when they're gone from your life. emoticon emoticon
I've learned that making a "living" is not the same as making a "life".
I've learned that life gives you a second chance. emoticon
I've learned that you shouldn't go through life with a catcher's mitt on both hands, you need to be able to throw something back. emoticon emoticon
I've learned that whenever I decide something with an open heart, I usually make the right decision. emoticon
I've learned that even if I have pains, I don't have to be one. emoticon emoticon emoticon
I've learned that every day you should reach out and touch someone. People love a warm hug, or just a friendly pat on the back. emoticon emoticon
I've learned that I have a lot to learn. emoticon

I hope that all of us can learn, not only today, but each and everyday!!
~~ One thing I've learned is that in order to have a friend, you have to be one.~~

Wishing you a """Wonderful Weekend"""
Lots of ((((((((((HUGS)))))))))) & SMILES!!
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BROOKLYN_BORN
3/25/2014 10:41:08 AM

That's what so crazy. Its still snowing and were going to be back to 70* on Thursday. I've got to keep warm weather and cold weather clothes both ready to wear.



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ALIHIKES
3/24/2014 1:56:10 AM

Thank you for your comments on my blog, it was a great relief to hear that your daughter has successfully treated blood clots with warfarin. I know that is being prescribed for my sister also.



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