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One of the trails going into county Towner's Woods that hike n bike runs beside. Many years ago this was home to Mound Builders.

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Am 67yr old and retired a year ago due to cuts in the Developmental Disabilities field. Was , also, Special Olympics field and track assistant coach. Due to changes in jobs for daughter and son-in-law, I spend most of time driving and hour back and forth to take care of 3 grandchildren and their home.".
Due to needing a double knee replacement, was advised to lose weight a few years back. Lost 65 pounds, doing 99% clean eating. Discovering SparkPeople was a blessing when added to my leaning how to be on a healthy journey.
Grew up in church thus God is major part of my life.
As a result of taking the healthy journey path, exercise was six days a week,now since being with grandkids, I really struggle to work in exercise and not picking up old eating habits. Also, chose to eat organic . Really feel better for it.

Member Since: 3/8/2016

Fitness Minutes: 82,806

My Goals:
Lose 35 pounds have regained due to being caregiver as well as not having access to gyms.
To stop drinking soda 99.9%
To rework time to get exercising done around the kids.
To strength workout alteast 3 time a week.

My Program:
5% challenge : Have a diet to follow? yes Also, due to health issue, salt is monitor and is factor when buying foods.
Followed before: Yes, it is one that was prepared for me by a nutritionist leading a course took at Wellness Center.
Grocery list?: Buy same meats each time. Buy produce available.
Shop: Farmer's Markets weekly. Local farm near daughter's about 2-3 times a month. Have a garden.
Recipes?: Try new ones about 2-3 times a month. Most are from book, "100 Days of Real Food".
Kitchen clean?: I store/prepare/clean my stuff separate from him.
Do you have items ready to start challenge: yes

Personal Information:
67 yr old. Adult son and adult daughter which the Lord blessed me with 3 grandchildren thru her. Most of hobbies are done only when I am back in my house. I drive a hour one way to daughters to care for kids and their home while parents work. SnL is nurse at children's hospital and going to school for nurse practitioner. She is firefighter/EMT at a major airport as well as Emergency room paramedic at local hospital.. This is why I am there from 2 days to 3 weeks. Oh well, keeps me from getting bored. LOL

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5% Challenge- Fitness

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    Osiyo! Thank you for your comments on my page, especially about the language. I enjoyed it so very much, but to speak it correctly, you have to do it daily, which I couldn't do for about 5 years. I took care of my mom and dad and lost the gift. I haven't been able to find any new classes, so I only know a small amount of what I learned. :( I am not from the Smokies, but love them as if I had been born and grew up in them. I'm originally from Kentucky, and was fortunate enough to go to them and to Qualla Boundary yearly. After I got married, hubby and I kept that tradition, and last year was the first year I missed since I was 4 years old! So sad. We will be going this year for sure if we can stay healthy. You stay safe and healthy, too!!


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    Thanks for the bear hug! I needed it!
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    Wishing you a great Friday..Lets Sparkle & Shine, Let's Spark On Together! emoticon
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    Thanks for your comment about North to Alaska...indeed I have the VCR and have watched it many times. My late hubby was a huge John Wayne fan and we had every movie he ever made!! Thanks for the blast from the past!! emoticon
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    One, Two, Three, Four.....what am I rooting for? A better day then past days. How are we going to do that? Well we are going to put on our positive pants, have a sassy, yet positive attitude, taking our day in with one foot in front of the other. We will be having an awesome Thursday being Thankful each step of the way. Enjoy your day lets kick some butt.
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