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I'm Jo-Ann. Originally from MA ,but my 49 year married life has been in NJ. I'm 76 now and have lost weight recently, but I have an active life and and need to have a healthy lifestyle so that I can continue to do the things I love.

Up date ---Lots of changes. Am 88 now. Lost my dear Jim a year ago, unexpectedly. Daughter is living with me since she had some major surgery and is a great help to me. All those kids in the picture are now in college! Where does time go??

Member Since: 1/7/2007

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My Goals:
I'm big boned and tall. I've recently lost about 50 pounds and am
presently at 194. I would like to take off at least 20 more. But along with that I need to get in more exercise! And portion control -- that old bug-a-boo. Self - discipline is a major goal!

My Program:
I find that mid-meal snacks helps to keep food cravings down.

I have publically announced what my exercise goals for the day are, and so I feel an obligation to keep them.

If only self-discipline could be programmed!

Personal Information:
I answer to Jo-Ann. I am originally from MA, but presently live in NJ . Before marriage, I was a pediatric nurse, but other than subbing as a nurse in our school system, I was home with our 4 children. That is, except for all the volunteer activities I was involved in.

With time on my hands when the kids all left, I was able to pursue my deep interest in China. I've taught Chinese cooking for about 30 years. And have studied the language since 1983. My trips there have been many and varied. My interest in the culture, poetry, music, history just keeps on growing.

I am also politically active - much to the delight or chagrin of my kids. Moms just DON'T stand on streets with signs!! But I take my political stance seriously.

Other Information:
My reading glasses are worn around my neck as I am constantly in a book. Fictional political intrigue is a favorite, but non-fiction best sellers are also being read.

I am a bird -watcher and do 2 daily crosswords.

Then there is the internet where all my passions can be indulged. What a wonderful invention!

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    1955 days ago
    "On the edge of the old and the brink of a new year. We leave our Yesterdays in the safekeeping of His faithfulness and reach forth in trust and faith into the unseen Tomorrow."

    May this brand new year be filled to overflowing with God's blessings!

    Happy New Year, Sandie
    2821 days ago
    Thanks for stopping by... Cats! Someone asked what my blue point looked like.. I told her I'd post a picture... the brat would not sit still long enough!! LOL

    His name is Tazman... Taz for short, as he ran around like a Tasmanian devil all the time! LOL
    3126 days ago
    I see you just found us the C/R team, glad to have you on board.
    You have done real well on this "life style change" thing, good for you.
    Have a great Thanksgiving.

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    3231 days ago
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    Hope you have a special birthday and a wonderful year! A Birthday Hug from
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    3905 days ago
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