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See? I really was a skinny little kid! I was probably 5 in that picture.

Engagement photo from 1971--at 120 pounds.

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Older, but not necessarily more mature!

I will become a 10 year cancer survivor on 3/25/14. I fully believe one can grow older, and not grow up!
I will become a 10 year cancer survivor on 3/25/14. I fully believe one can grow older, and not grow up!

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Member Since: 1/21/2010

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My Goals:
My goal is to reach a healthy weight of 130 by 4/16/14. When I reach my goal, I want to maintain my goal weight and the healthy, active lifestyle.

My Program:
I am tracking calories and am very mindful of portion control. I am trying just to stay within the guidelines and to learn that both moderation and patience are good things.

Personal Information:
I live in Vermont, but am originally from Massachusetts. I enjoy my stressful job, but when I retire I'd like to move to Ottawa, Ontario. My husband and I have been married 41 years and have three grown children. Life is good...

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I hate to cook! I like knitting, especially knitting caps for chemotherapy patients and I like to knit caps and mittens for children who would go without. I like working with non-profit organizations and am a part of the largest food drive in our area. Last year we collected $125,000 and 22 tractor trailer trucks of food!

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9/25/2014 5:53:03 PM

Hello! Thank you for adding me as a friend ... I have added you as well and look forward to getting to know you!

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9/7/2014 1:07:00 PM

Never heard of a PICC line before either. it is a deeper intravenous line that allows for a long lasting entry.

It normally is probably not bad but they hit a nerve or nerves and I felt like I was being electrocuted emoticon

But they finally got it in and I go every day for 2 weeks for antibiotics at the infusion center next to the hospital. Hoping this works.

thanks for asking and glad you are fine!

take care

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9/4/2014 3:25:23 PM

I'm glad you like my new 'possum belly cabinet.' Like you - I have always referred to them as a 'hoosier cabinet' but I can see why the term 'possum belly.' Love old things. They feel homey to me.

So happy you received good news from your doctor dear friend.

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8/17/2014 4:18:54 PM

Karen. I love your newfound gratefulness and joyful posts. I truly hope your Doctors figure out what is going on and can come to a safe and easy cure. Be well, my friend.


Thanking of you!!!! emoticon

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8/6/2014 10:51:46 AM

Hi Karen,

I have seen your posts to the Over 60 with 100-200 to lose team and thought I'd stop by to say hello.

So...hello!!! emoticon

take care

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