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A retired university administrator who escaped the California zoo to the peace and quiet of 20 acres of rocks, cactus and wind in SW Montana.

My main interests are organic gardening, birdwatching and enjoying my 4 rescued pets, 2 cats, 2 dogs at present.
Married to my starter husband for 48 years and old enough to be mother or even grandmother to the rest of you!

Working on becoming a healthy senior to increase my survival rate.

A retired university administrator who escaped the California zoo to the peace and quiet of 20 acres of rocks, cactus and wind in SW Montana.

My main interests are organic gardening, birdwatching and enjoying my 4 rescued pets, 2 cats, 2 dogs at present.
Married to my starter husband for 48 years and old enough to be mother or even grandmother to the rest of you!

Working on becoming a healthy senior to increase my survival rate.





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Member Since: 12/17/2013

SparkPoints: 27,064

Fitness Minutes: 10,578

My Goals:
I want to be an OUTRAGEOUS old woman who never gets called old lady.
I want to get leaner and meaner, sharp-edged and earth-colored,
'till I fade away from pure JOY!

My Program:
My goal is to accomplish this 100-day challenge.
Using my CPAP machine EVERY night will help my blood pressure and weight loss

I have also pledged myself to get rid of 1 pound per week until I have banished 51 of them.

Personal Information:
Retired, living in the ultra-scenic Jefferson River Valley of SW Montana, with mountains ranges on all 4 sides.

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IMLOCOLINDA

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MOM4HOCKEY

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IMLOCOLINDA
4/1/2015 1:42:17 PM

emoticon A = A challenge only becomes an obstacle when you bow to it
emoticon W = Walk your talk.
emoticon E = Every day is a chance to begin anew.
emoticon S = Stop worrying about missed opportunities and start looking for new ones.
emoticon O = Opportunities are easily lost while waiting for perfect conditions.
emoticon M = Make today count!
emoticon E = Either you run the day, or the day runs you.

emoticon A = Always strive for a combined mind, body and soul balance!
emoticon P = Plan variety in nutrition, fitness and well-being goals!
emoticon R = Relax and have fun! Enjoy your journey to being a healthier you!
emoticon I = Inspire others by sharing your success!
emoticon L = Live a healthy lifestyle because no one can replace you!

The old adage "April Showers Bring May Flowers" makes me think we can train in the rain to bloom in May! Let's rain down our enthusiasm with "We CAN DO IT" commitment, dedication and perseverance toward our combined health, nutrition, fitness and inner well-being goals for the whole month!




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IMLOCOLINDA
3/27/2015 1:57:52 PM

Some people bloom late. emoticon Some very late. emoticon And some, very, very late. emoticon

But they all bloom. And the longer it takes, the more spectacular it is.

Quite the deal, huh? emoticon



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IMLOCOLINDA
3/26/2015 1:40:24 PM

This is from the Cleveland Clinic and I thought it was so good I had to copy and share with my Spark Friends!
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"What has your body done for you lately? A whole lot, actually! Focusing on function, not form, can encourage healthy habits.
Daily Dose
Loving your body and treating it well — with nutritious food, regular exercise and enough sleep — go hand in hand. Understanding your thoughts and feelings about your body can be useful, especially since that mirror, mirror on the wall can be the most fickle of them all. emoticon The media messages we take in, from Facebook to advertising, as well as other people’s opinions, can strongly sway how we view our bodies. Create a wellspring of inside-out body love by taking a trip outside the appearance paradigm. Instead of focusing on what your body looks like, focus on what it does for you. Perhaps it allows you to run around with your kids or grandkids, walk up stairs, or sit on your porch and wave to neighbors. Maybe it supports you while walking, playing tennis or climbing mountains. emoticon emoticon emoticon Consider your senses: Does your body let you see sunsets, listen to music and laughter, and smell fir trees? Your body, whatever its shape, size or condition, allows you to live your life. Make a list of all the things your body does in a day, and be especially sure to include those little things you used to take for granted. Then spend time appreciating it — you’ll be even more motivated to eat well, move regularly and keep up the other habits that contribute to a strong and healthy you!"
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IMLOCOLINDA
3/22/2015 11:08:33 AM

I hope you have a great week and reach all your goals. And you may as well have a little inspiration for the start of your week....have a wonderful week and a Sparktacular Sunday!!

emoticon S -- Say something nice to someone!
emoticon U -- Undo a wrong you might have done to someone!
emoticon N -- Notice and give thanks for all the things in life we take for granted everyday!
emoticon D -- Don't give up when things go badly!
emoticon A -- Ask others for help if you need it!
emoticon Y -- You can accomplish anything!!!!
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(And Special thanks to BARBIEE52 for the basis of this lovely comment today!! She's my comment mentor and I appreciate all her help and being able to steal her great ideas and craft them into my own!)



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IMLOCOLINDA
3/19/2015 5:35:19 PM

"Making changes in your life is never an easy task. The key, however, is not to get caught up in the distance you have to go to get to where you want to be. Nor should you despair over the amount of control you have over your circumstances. Progress is made in the small, intentional steps, and chances are, you have more power than you think. By focusing on little steps you can take every day, the progress you make will motivate you to continue your journey, and eventually,you can go wherever you want to go. The important thing is simply to begin."
-Stephen Cherniske
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