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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

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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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GRLTAZ
1/24/2015 3:05:23 PM

Karen, sorry to hear of the muscle weakness, pains. you have been pushing yourself hard and sometimes the body just wants a rest day or two. Do what you need but do stay healthy. ((hugs))



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WEARINGTHIN
1/24/2015 2:35:43 AM

Thanks for your blog comments. Glenn



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BECKYF3506
1/15/2015 1:25:34 PM

So sorry to hear about your kitty! It's always so sad when we lose a four-footed member of our family.

Glad to hear you're on the road to recovery. This virus really likes to hang on.

Enjoy the longer days. Spring isn't too far off!



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WEARINGTHIN
1/14/2015 3:04:50 AM

Thanks for your continuing support on my blogs. Glenn



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WEARINGTHIN
1/14/2015 2:54:27 AM

Thank you for recognizing my "great wisdom", from the TV and cell phone blog. Glenn



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