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My sweet Nena.

From a high school friend - thank you GH!




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I've been here for long enough to have figured out what I need to do...just listen and make one good choice at a time. It's simple, but it's not always easy...but who am I to run away from a challenge!

I'm a survivor of constant dieting since high school (somehow already 50+ years ago!), long distance running, multiple falls from horseback, and weight gain from my own poor habits and "knowing it all." But, despite arthritis, I'm still mobile and active - what a gift!

It's time to quit lurking and start doing...

Member Since: 11/13/2012

Fitness Minutes: 48,106

My Goals:
For right now:
Weight work three times a week, walking every day, yoga, and tai chi.
Planning meals and snacks before I eat
Seeking daily inspiration
Giving myself some credit

For the longer term:
Feeling comfortable in my own skin
Doing 10 real push-ups,
Taking a mountain hike,
Buying my first bathing suit in 20 years,
Publishing books,

My Program:
Praying, 1200-1550 calories a day, daily exercise, tracking nutrients, learning more, asking for help when I need it (whooboy...) and offering support to others. I want to feel the satisfaction of following through.

Personal Information:
Gail from Maryland, by way of NJ, Iowa, Spain, Massachusetts, and Maine. I'm a Christian mother of one daughter, retired high school biology teacher, hip deep in some writing projects.

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Time just seems to slip away, and the older we get the faster it seems to go...and I've still got growing to do. I want to be more mindfully grateful. I want to appreciate and make good use of each moment I'm given, give my full attention to whoever is in front of me, and just "be here now."

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  • v 1ZIPPYC
    Oh, for some reason I thought you lived nearer the coastline, but did know it was MD. You never know about those storms...originally it was supposed to go all the way up the coast. Wow, even a strong tropical storm or Cat 1 hurricane has caused historic flooding so far in the Carolinas! So Sad! Thanks for stopping by. Hope your knee is better! emoticon
    11 days ago
    I agree. One day at a time with your knee. emoticon
    13 days ago
  • v 1ZIPPYC
    Thank you! Slowly but, surely I am getting there. The Gluten free sure has helped!!!
    Glad your knee is better. Take it easy for awhile...stretching always helps mine, after a short warm up, if you can that is. emoticon
    13 days ago
  • v 1ZIPPYC
    Are you watching that hurricane? Wow-it doesn't look good for all of the east coast! Especially us, now that it is going to turn into FL! But, you being near the NC area may get some problems with rain, etc. Be prepared. Let's hope for the best outcome! emoticon
    17 days ago
  • v NHES220
    Thanks for stopping by my blog. It was tough to lose my Dad, he was such a fixture in my life even though he was slipping these past couple of years. One common theme when people met him was what a gentleman he was. In fact today, I called the dentist to confirm my Mom's appointment and make sure they had cancelled my Dad's appointment. I was pretty sure they knew since his dentist came to the wake. The receptionist told me how sorry she was and how much she liked him and what a gentleman he was. So nice to hear and that everyone felt the same way about him as we did. Take care!
    17 days ago
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