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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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WEARINGTHIN
11/28/2014 7:00:15 PM

Thanks for the cruise offer. I'm actually looking forward to a little respite. I will have back surgery soon. It will be a three day hospital stay with 2 to 3 weeks in a nursing home. I know. Looking forward to a nursing home stay? But it will be a time of rest for me. Thanks again. Glenn



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11/28/2014 2:08:35 PM

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11/28/2014 1:32:32 PM

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11/27/2014 8:36:10 AM

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