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Me, on April 28, 2012. And this is AFTER I have lost 20 lbs. Ouchy, but honest.



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Here I am, starting over once again. I think it might work better now, though. On Friday, Oct. 10, I finally was able to retire. The next day was my birthday, and I went all day--a leadership meeting at church, a live streaming of Verdi's MacBeth from the Met, and a Pete Seeger retrospective in the evening. The next two days, all I did was sleep, all day and all night. By Tuesday, I felt rested and well, but low energy. By Wednesday, I was raring to go, and got more done in an hour than I ...
Here I am, starting over once again. I think it might work better now, though. On Friday, Oct. 10, I finally was able to retire. The next day was my birthday, and I went all day--a leadership meeting at church, a live streaming of Verdi's MacBeth from the Met, and a Pete Seeger retrospective in the evening. The next two days, all I did was sleep, all day and all night. By Tuesday, I felt rested and well, but low energy. By Wednesday, I was raring to go, and got more done in an hour than I had in the last three days.

Now, here's the kicker. Since Oct 10 (we are basically talking a week), my blood pressure, glucose levels, and even my weight have dropped significantly. I think all this time I was just tired and stressed.

So, here I am, starting over again, and feeling like this is more do-able when I can control my schedule and my meals more than I have ever been able to do while I had to go to work.

I won't be posting regularly until I can get expensive high speed internet at home (I live in the country, and it is not easily accessible where I am), but will try to keep track on paper and keep up with my friend feed when I happen to be in town.

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OAKSHAVEN Two weeks in, retirement is GREAT!! My house is looking loved & I continue to lose weight spontaneously, my blood pressure and blood glucose are the best they have been for YEARS with no effort!!
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Member Since: 7/5/2008

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My Goals:
Oct. 20, 2014: Get my weight down and my activity up. Have the energy and mobility to enjoy the years I have left, now that no one else is controlling my time.

My Program:
Oct. 20, 2014:
1. do slow food as often as possible. Make my own bread, cook with fresh foods, etc.
2. do some kind of exercise for at least 10 minutes every day.
3. get the house and land cleaned up and pleasant to be around.
4. develop a new daily routine, including home maintainence, writing, practicing piano and drums, and crafts each day.
5. add some new volunteer activities.

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I'm from Columbia MO, oakshaven@socket.net.

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NORASPAT
9/26/2013 9:44:51 PM

I was sure you were back.

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NORASPAT
9/8/2013 9:34:37 AM

Missing you still, I wish you were back. I hope you are happy and healthy Pat in Maine. emoticon emoticon



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NORASPAT
6/25/2013 9:56:06 PM

I have missed you OAK, what is going on these days. I was so happy you were on my page today. I do hope you are back, I am doing really well, I still do a lot of exercise. I hope you can get back to Sparking. Hugs and much love Pat in Maine, emoticon emoticon emoticon Back--- emoticon



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EFFIEANNIE
3/29/2013 9:04:02 AM

Hope you are well, haven't heard from you for a while~ Happy Easter!



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NORASPAT
3/18/2013 9:04:28 AM

Hi OAK, I just dropped by to tell you I am missing you. I hope you are well. Spring will be here soon and warmer weather. HUGS


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