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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: 52,703

Fitness Minutes: 28,093

My Goals:
To eat more mindfully, and move my body more, one day at a time.
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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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EILEEN828
10/30/2014 3:11:37 PM

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GRLTAZ
10/30/2014 11:39:55 AM

Hi Karen !! I am so inspired by your can - do attitude. Even when you are hurting or having emotional issues, you push on. Very positive and much appreciated as we head into winter and no sun/ less sun. We will have to share our sunshine to make this the best winter we can have. I just want to encourage you to do the challenge this week if you are able. Stay strong and push on. emoticon



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NANBENT1963
10/29/2014 4:57:05 PM

Did you know working out reduces feelings of depression and stress so please join me and lets Move It, Move It. emoticon
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JENNY888
10/29/2014 3:20:58 PM

Thanks for the link for the fitbit clasps. I am on it already and have ordered a set of 3. No more no fit bit for me.



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10/29/2014 2:08:21 PM

Hope you are having as much fun with the Trick of Treat Relay as I am - come help us get as many rounds as we can!



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