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September 2012 Married 45 years



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My husband and I love to travel. We have done quite a lot in Europe, China, Thailand and the Caribbean. We love to watch the travel shows on TV. You learn so much from traveling and it truly broadens your horizons. One thing I have learned is that people are people- all basically the same--all over the world!
My husband and I love to travel. We have done quite a lot in Europe, China, Thailand and the Caribbean. We love to watch the travel shows on TV. You learn so much from traveling and it truly broadens your horizons. One thing I have learned is that people are people- all basically the same--all over the world!




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Member Since: 5/9/2011

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My Goals:
I would like to take charge of my weight and get healthy. I hate to exercise, but at my age it becomes a necessity, not a choice unless I want to deal with the alternative.

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I am staying within my calorie goals and eating healthier- working on more veggies. My downfall is not exercising. I am working on this, making slow progress.

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I live in a small town in northern Illinois. My husband and I have been married 45 years and have 2 sons. Unfortunately no grandchildren yet. Effie Annie is our "dogter".

I am a nurse on the brink of retirement. Just having a hard time making the big decision.

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1BEACHWALKER
4/7/2014 1:43:35 AM

Thanks Sue, can't wait for our vacation! Have a good two weeks, see you when I get back! Will hopefully be able to see more new places and post the pics! Take care! emoticon



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1BEACHWALKER
3/27/2014 6:00:39 PM

Have a great day...thanks for stopping by my Budweiser Clydesdale blog!! emoticon



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CLAIREINPARIS
3/22/2014 5:27:25 PM

Thank you so much for your kind words on my blog about my mom and Alzheimer's!
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IOEINC
3/22/2014 10:52:21 AM

Hi Effieannie,

Thanks for the comment on my page. We just love the mastiff. He is a great dog and gets along so well with the other two we have..both rescue dogs, a 12 year old Dutch sheepdog we have had since he was a year old and a shepherd mix we got at 8 years old and is now almost 13. The sheepdog is the only dog technically ours. The shepherd mix is our daughter's dog she got to take to college with her when she was living alone her last year there but he does not travel well in a car...even just taking him to our vet two miles away is hazardous and takes two people to get him there. The mastiff is 3 years old and is my son's dog and since our son lives with us so does Fasa. We got him through his girlfriend's cousin whose family just did not have time for him. Poor thing was regulated to their son's bedroom most of the time or chained outside in the yard even when they were home. Here we have a big enclosed yard and he has run of the house so he loves living with us. He is such a sweet dog. Great temperament and we get a big kick out of the snorting and snoring he does.

And yes I am also a nurse, almost 40 years since graduation!! emoticon I spent 5 years working in the hospital and then got into UR/QA and worked in the insurance industry for quite a few years and now for the last 15 years have been working as a medical legal consultant mostly with the same client for the last 8 years. I wish retirement was right around the corner but college loans for the kids will prevent that for quite a while. emoticon

And we like to travel too although mostly by car since I don't fly well. I have altitude sickness. But I did go to Sweden with my husband two years ago when he went on business. My pictures posted on my page are from that trip. And we are heading to San Francisco in late April.

And I have been married to my high school sweetheart 42 years come this September!!

And as for the weight, I did lose a lot of weight very quickly once I was diagnosed with DM but have since gained a few pounds back so am trying to get that extra weight off. I recently joined a gym so I can try to swim it off!! emoticon and now with the nice weather will be able to get out and walk instead of treadmilling every day!!

Nice to meet you!! emoticon Keep in touch!!

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JANZDIET2014
3/14/2014 12:49:02 AM

I'm new to SparkPeople.com and Effieannie you are an inspiration!!! emoticon

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