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BL Winter Freeze Off Challenge! ---- ---- ---- --- Go, Panthers, Go!

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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Fitness Minutes: 32,277

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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MTN_KITTEN
2/24/2015 12:08:06 PM

Wow ... we are gonna Spring into Shape with the BLC Black Panthers!!!
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CAKEMAKERMOM
2/19/2015 12:52:43 PM

Thanks for checking in. I have still been checking into Spark frequently, but am just not feeling it as well right now. Life is overwhelming in my head and I haven't been eating as well, but we trudge on. I know that as soon as the weather warms up I'll feel more like doing healthier things. I got my new hydroponic garden started, so hopefully I'll be able to have stronger herbs next winter. I'm still just trying to wrap my new diagnosis and how I relate to the world around my head. We've also been dealing with neighbors and their unhealthy habits making their way into our living space. I get thrown off longer and more easily than some. I may be heavier than I have been, but I'm still not at my top weight, so that's good. Those neighbors have moved out, so it's not as bad.

Enjoy your clean house! I know how that feels when everything is back in it's place and dust free! Keep on marching on!



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JENNBECK831
2/16/2015 8:34:12 PM

I emoticon being on the Black Panther Team with you!

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LIFECHANGZ
2/14/2015 1:43:02 PM

emoticon The most I can do for my friend is simply to be his friend ~ Henry David Thoreau

emoticon So glad we were Winter Panthers2gether! Happy Valentines :)



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MTN_KITTEN
2/13/2015 6:00:09 PM

Happy VALENTINE's Day ... from a REAL Valentine!
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