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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: 46,905

Fitness Minutes: 24,742

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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RPOOHBEAR35
8/27/2014 10:05:23 PM

Hi karen!! hope you are having a great week!!



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KAREN-IS-HERE
8/26/2014 12:08:35 PM

(bread) I worry that I won't be able to resist eating up home-made bread... that's why I won't make my own anymore..one Thanksgiving to Christmas season I gained 10 lbs on 5# bag of flour! Yikes

Me buying bread is rare and for the record this might be a short lived moment.... I can see a sandwich 2x for 2-days because it is irresistible.

I'm glad there's only four loaves- emoticon

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CYBERCITYSHELL
8/25/2014 12:52:44 AM

Thankyou for your encouragement and support Karen.
And keep up the brilliant work with your weight loss.
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SENIMMO
8/24/2014 7:07:57 AM

Sewing machine models change frequently kind of like cars. When/if you get to where you need one, message me then and I will give you current info emoticon



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STARLITNIGHT
8/23/2014 1:13:24 PM

"If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus; and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them." ~ Bruce Lee

And as all Panthers Know!

Courage doesn't always roar.
Sometimes courage is the quiet voice
at the end of the day, saying,
"I will try again tomorrow."
- Mary Anne Radmacher




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