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I find myself this year at age 55. I am in the middle of Iowa, in the country. I do not drive. Countryside is pretty, but I was city raised and feel totally out of my element after living in a small town with sidewalks from age 18 until 50. I am adapting & enjoying all the new outdoor space.

Many nights I hear coyotes very close to the house, such a lonesome sound. Sometimes I startle a very large possum in the old barn or garage lean-to. Lots of wildlife for this quiet country ...
I find myself this year at age 55. I am in the middle of Iowa, in the country. I do not drive. Countryside is pretty, but I was city raised and feel totally out of my element after living in a small town with sidewalks from age 18 until 50. I am adapting & enjoying all the new outdoor space.

Many nights I hear coyotes very close to the house, such a lonesome sound. Sometimes I startle a very large possum in the old barn or garage lean-to. Lots of wildlife for this quiet country life.

I am pleased that finally this year my yard has bird's foot trefoil growing in it! The bright yellow flowers bloom all summer & it has became my favorite volunteer plant in my yard next to purple sweet clover.

I realize it is high time to focus on my health, that it is never too late. I mostly use wii fit and exercise videos & a challenge here on Spark.

I 'just' have enough internet here for video streaming and for that I am grateful! Another half mile out, and I would have been internetless!

I enjoy the blogs of people with the same goal - getting healthier. I am inspired by so many!

I like all the resources on this site, but especially all the like minded people that really understand working toward fitness and health.

Living in a much smaller home has helped me pare down my possessions. I am debt free and plan on moving back into town when my old home is renovated.

I keep a smile on my face and a thankful heart.
Most days.
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Member Since: 9/25/2008

SparkPoints: 43,692

Fitness Minutes: 22,503

My Goals:
To eat more mindfully, and move my body more, one day at a time.
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My Program:
Drink at least eight glasses of water. Eat normal portion sizes of food. 30 minutes of activity five days a week.

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Lately my hope of losing weight and keeping it off is the best it's been in ages.

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I've been enjoying Sparkpeople, learning new things & like encouraging others to be their best.

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7/21/2014 10:52:52 AM

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STARLITNIGHT
7/20/2014 2:46:44 PM

Karen, I challenge you to 10 Minutes of moving your body anyway you can. Just no sitting for this time. If you are up to the challenge, after your done, go in to chat and post your Emoticon emoticon so I know you have it in you to fight for your health! You can do it! Go Panther Power!



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LOFLLAMA
7/19/2014 3:29:03 PM

Oh, people....



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LOFLLAMA
7/19/2014 2:35:58 PM

I could top it with 10 things from DIL. She lost her keys & her CAR Monday!



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LOFLLAMA
7/19/2014 2:32:57 PM

Oh, Yes! Mikhail has to clean the box!!! That was the deal!

Thanks for sharing part of your story with me. I don't feel so alone with my knuckle head DIL!



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