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Suddenly, at nearly 50, I'm realizing I will get a second life. I've had two children who are now grown and on their own journeys, a husband who loves me (ditto), and a great job. I feel like I can do whatever I want without being afraid. Looking back, I can see how careful I was so that I could always be there for the kids. I can cut loose now - climb rocks, kayak, run. It sounds silly; I should never have been afraid. But I was afraid of hurting when I exercised, afraid of what would happen if I didn't eat whatever I wanted, afraid of losing everything if I tried something new. And what did I think would happen? Huh. What a waste. No more!

I want to relax. I want my grandchildren to run to keep up with me. I want to play longer with my dogs. I want to bike and run when I'm 80. I want to love more and more people and revel in my family and friends!


Member Since: 10/16/2009

Fitness Minutes: 5,696

My Goals:
I aim to lose about 75 lbs. and get my energy back! Goal #1 is to learn how to eat proper foods in proper servings, then lose 20 pounds to start. I also want to be able to run completely around the block with Portia.

3. Make it through the Iditawalk in Feb/March (with Portia). - Hey, I did this one! Time for a new goal.

4. Run my first 5K in September or October.


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I'm moving, hard, ten minutes a day. Since getting close to age 50, I've lost a lot of fear, which is helping with the exercising.

I'm trying to get at least 3 fruits/veggies a day and to avoid eating out.

Trying to do at least 20 minutes of cardio a day, although I'm always aiming for 30.














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Living just outside Columbia, Missouri with three dogs, one rather not-nice feral cat, one feral cat who has decided I'm the best thing in the world, one very nice, blue-eyed white rescue cat with bowel control issues, eleven chickens all named Esther and one rooster named Mordechai .


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Still currently reading: "The Fiddler's Ghost".




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  • v FISHINGLADY66
    Hi Friend. How's things in Columbia. I'm so glad the weather is getting nicer. Have you been fishing lately? It has been too hot for me to go fishing. I hope to go some in September. How's your healthy eating habits coming? I hope your on your way to a healthier you.
    2163 days ago
  • v SPADIVA77
    Just dropping by to say HI!!! emoticon
    2179 days ago
  • v FISHINGLADY66
    So glad you read my blog and saw the rivers in my yard. I hope you have a dry weekend. Just take it One Day at a Time. Stay active.
    God Bless
    2233 days ago
  • v KARLY47
    Love your chicks...cute...
    2237 days ago
  • v FISHINGLADY66
    Stopping by to say hi and thank you for adding me as your friend. We are in this together. If you need anything just Spark mail me. Best wishes on your healthy journey.
    Irene
    2279 days ago
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