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This is me holding Callie, the calico cat.

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Taken during Christmas cruise, 2013.

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I am a native of Chicago who has lived in Southern New Jersey for many many that I almost feel like a native, although I grew up in the Midwest.

I am now retired after three careers as newspaper reporter, English teacher and owner of a small graphic arts/writing business. I am now pretty much relegated to home in Millville (albeit a lovely one, in the woods). I also recently bought a condo in Ocean City, N.J., and am looking forward to spending time there this summer.

I now must report that I lost my husband of 50-plus years last November, 2016. He had been suffering from Alzheimer's and a variety of physical ailments...a stroke finally did him in. He had been staying at a "memory care" facility but spent his last days at a hospital and then went to hospice, where he stayed only a day before the end came.

I am now trying to keep as busy as possible as I adjust to life alone. I keep thinking of the good times and miss him a lot. But life must go on and I must learn to accept whatever fate decrees.

Member Since: 2/13/2011

Fitness Minutes: 38,514

My Goals:
To maintain my weight and continue a healthy lifestyle that includes daily exercise, the fountain of youth! Also have been following a modified vegetarian diet for many years (no meat or poultry) in recognition of my compassion for all animals.

My Program:
� Limiting carbs and portions
� Striving for exercise 5 days a week: aerobics, walking/running, weight training, spinning.

Personal Information:
I grew up in Chicago, moved to Pittsburgh as a senior in high school and came to South Jersey after graduating from Penn State's School of Journalism. Have been here ever since!

As you might tell from some of my photos, I am an animal lover and presently have two dogs and one cat. Lost my other cat last summer due to a mysterious ailment but happy to still have Callie, the calico.

Other Information:
I try to stay busy and focused and keep a positive outlook on everything. Sometimes it's difficult, but usually I succeed.

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  • v TERRI289
    Thank you for my goodie-I added to my yogurt and banana and almonds. Yum yum.

    Next week I have spring break so maybe we can do a morning Zumba and go out to an early lunch???

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    3315 days ago
  • v TERRI289
    HI Carol.
    The picture of the lamp is under Walmart home page, type Sperry floor lamp set. I didn't know that they had companion smaller lamps.

    I am watching the movie Up while sparking-it is one of my favorite movies-just love the talking dogs!!!!

    Trying to putter and read a bit!! emoticon
    3320 days ago

    Comment edited on: 3/3/2011 10:14:52 AM
  • v TERRI289
    Hi Carol!!

    How is the shoulder and back today?I hope that you take it easy today. I woke up to kitty barf on a sweatshirt and the couch. Sigh....

    I took a long nap after I got home from a ride with Steve yesterday. And I didn't find Meredith listed as having a class anywhere but Sheryl is good at digging so maybe she will find something out.

    We are shopping for a floor lamp later and I hope to get a walk in.

    Talk to you soon. hugs!!!! emoticon
    3323 days ago
    Welcome back!
    I'm not a daily sparker anymore, but will check on you :)
    Be well!
    3335 days ago
    Friends of TERRI will be friends of mine too HUGS welcome I talk a lot on my page and blogs. It is all there. Welcome Pat in Maine. emoticon emoticon emoticon
    3336 days ago
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