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I love to garden, and am out side on most days when I am not working, in it. I HATE winter!!! LOL

I also need to get my self back on track. some days I'm pretty good other days not so. I have some physical issues, but I am not in pain (thank God) so I am careful of what I can do, mostly low impact things are fine. So there are some things I will not do that cause undo stress on my body. It does not limit me for most part.

I am divorced, I have 4 grown sons. No grands yet. I look after my 84 year old mother. She is still very mobile and on her own. I work full time and part time, and am involved in various thing that keep me busy.

I am forever repairing or replacing things in my 85 year old house! I love to work with my power tools and do repairs around my house. All the doors and windows have been replaced, both baths have been replaced and are fairly new. replaced all flooring. Still needs siding, and walkway replaced.

So now I need to redo this body! So that it will serve me well, for many more years. I have been at it for awhile. I am determined, sometimes just not motivated! I need to do this, for me, because I AM worth it.

Member Since: 12/30/2008

Fitness Minutes: 136,467

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I have improved my walking endurance .... I can now walk over 3 miles with out a problem!

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I joined Jenny Craig a year ago July. I lost about 48 lbs
so far. have been kinda stuck since the holidays. have had some joint health issues, so I have not been able to walk as I had been. Trying to get back into the swing of things, as my knee is feeling better. I am looking forward to summer to be in my garden again. All that yard work and exercise!!
Continue with what I'm doing and also fit more exercise into what i've been doing.

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I live in Illinois, Summer is here and it has been VERY hot and humid! I work outside so I am jut wiped when I get home.

I have 4 boys, am divorced, Work full time at a Driver License facility. I test CDL truck drivers. Have been doing this for about 29 yrs.
have great friends, and a wicked sense of humor, that I do use all the time.

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My favorite life quote is BE STILL AND KNOW THAT I AM GOD. I often do not take the time to be still and listen, to myself, or my body.


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    Thank you so much for your very kind words on my blog 'My mother's violin'. Sparkpeople is a wonderful place and I feel so privileged to be part of it! emoticon emoticon
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    Thank you for reading my BLOG and yes, I have two tears in my rotator cuff and next Sunday I will have an MRI to see how deep the tears are and if surgery is needed. I fell climbing 3 weeks ago and tore the rotator cuff then.

    I have been in pain ever since without an y let up in spite of getting physio therapy. Thank you for caring to respond to my BLOG
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    I am not into electronics and don't want a Kindle. I like the feel of a book and it probably will not be stolen if I leave it in the car, lol!

    We don't have enough deductions any more and just take the standard deduction on our taxes. I donate to The Salvation Army Thrift Store. I just wanted a store credit so I could try to find another good read.
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    I am a total oxymoron. I love and am fascinated by people. Especially one-on-one. However, I would much rather speak in front of a large crowd of people than be in any social situation. Socializing in a group makes me anxious. Also, because I am an empath, I need a lot of alone time to recharge. If there is a lunch at work, my coworker in crime will tell me I have to stay through dessert before I can go back to my desk. Guess she has my number. Lol
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