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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: 64,874

Fitness Minutes: 33,649

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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WEARINGTHIN
4/17/2015 3:48:22 PM

Some thin people plan their snacks pretty well, so that they carry food with them, and during the day are munching on the right foods for them, often.



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WEARINGTHIN
4/15/2015 5:02:41 PM

Congrats on the 25 lbs. Thanks for your continuing support. Glenn



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WEARINGTHIN
4/11/2015 2:03:47 AM

Thanks for your response. Glenn



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WEARINGTHIN
4/10/2015 7:05:08 PM

Hi Karen. Nice to hear from you. I just got home from the nursing home today after being gone for about two months. I might do a blog about it tonight. Best wishes to you. Glenn



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BLUEJAY1969
3/26/2015 5:35:32 PM

Your terrific comments on my blog made me laugh today when I really needed it! Thank you! I told hubby we'd have to do something with the chair and he said; "between you and the chair? Put the chair on the curb love!" So that wasn't the battle I thought it was going to be at all! But picturing myself tossing that chair on his side of the bed gave me the best giggle!
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