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I came to SparkPeople to turn things around in my life. As I get closer to retirement, I've vowed that a rocking chair is not in my future! And it's working - after a year, I've shed the pounds, and have a much healthier outlook on life. Doesn't get much better than that!
I came to SparkPeople to turn things around in my life. As I get closer to retirement, I've vowed that a rocking chair is not in my future! And it's working - after a year, I've shed the pounds, and have a much healthier outlook on life. Doesn't get much better than that!


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Member Since: 5/30/2012

SparkPoints: 135,354

Fitness Minutes: 36,642

My Goals:
Get to and maintain a healthy BMI

Have a good excuse to buy new clothes

My Program:
Track and sweat

(calories and exercise)

Personal Information:
I'm a 64 year old biologist, currently living in the beautiful Appalachian mountains of SW VA. I became a biologist because I have a deep appreciation and concern for all of the beautiful creatures with whom we share our planet, but especially birds. I enjoy getting outside, hiking, bird watching, and hand crafts. Luckily for me, I live in the perfect spot to indulge in all of the above. I'm also very interested in nutrition and the local foods movement. I guess you could say that I have a long history of tree-hugging!

Other Information:
"Follow this highway
Through the canyon where the red rocks glow.
Wind through the forest.
Trace the rim edge where the pine trees grow.
And, this is what I know

Gonna make this my home."

Follow This Highway song by Neptune's Car

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Member Comments:
JANET552
5/2/2016 10:35:28 AM

I love that you can take the summer to pursue your own research. I assume you have research students who assist you. I'd love to hear what you do, if you care to share.

I don't have many special plans for summer. I have several projects in my house and yard. DH is of little assistance due to his mobility issues so it's up to me to get 'er done. I will be volunteering for Master Gardeners but I really don't know how much time that will entail. My folks also require more and more assistance though we are getting someone to come at least a few evenings a week. That's the most challenging time for my step mother. One thing I will do for myself -- I have a standing invitation to come for some hot tub time at a friend's. I love our chats in the hot tub!!



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LOUIE-LILY
5/1/2016 8:10:18 PM

Thanks for all your kind support!
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JANET552
4/30/2016 6:41:04 AM

My hemoglobin was too low to give blood but it was still within normal limits. I have noted lately that I have been really hungry for red meat which is unusual for me. I think my body might have been telling me something. I am planning to eat foods that are high in iron and try to give again in June which is the next time the Blood Center will be at the American Legion. If the hemoglobin is still low, I'll mention it to my doctor for my annual which is later in summer.

Hope the semester ended well!! I'm sure you still have things to finish off but I hope you have a nice break coming up. Do you teach in the summer too?



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JANET552
4/27/2016 7:20:27 AM

Tony is really smart. I'm sure that's why he's achieved domination at this house.



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SUMMER2203
4/26/2016 7:43:03 AM

yes! so excited to have a buddy in this challenge!!!! we've got this!



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