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Autumn is a time of magic,
Bursting colors from hardy trees,
All of nature adorned in a carpet of hues,
A yearly transformation before winter's freeze.

Poem by Joseph T. Renaldi

Member Since: 12/27/2015

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My Goals:
Weight loss through lowering stress levels, sharing with friends and group support. I don't need fast weight loss, just consistent. I would like to lose 60 pounds - not an easy task for me because of some health issues but I don't give up easily!

My Program:
I am watching my calories by eating only "healthy" foods in accordance with my doctor's recommendations and trying to get more exercise. I think I own about every exercise DVD and Wii program out there and also recently bought an activity tracker. I'm trying to walk a lot more as my main form of exercise. For me the secret is audiobooks - I only listen when I exercise so I'm motivated because I want to hear more of the story.

Personal Information:
I was widowed in 1999 and remarried in 2002. I spent the next 5 years teaching High School biology in a very small school 67 miles from home until I retired in 2008. We recently moved to Grants Pass, Oregon, a difficult move because my husband had lived in our other house for over 40 years. Now we're looking forward to our new life in our new home.

Other Information:
I love fantasy and magic, the ideas anyway. I'm a big Harry Potter fan and fantasy book reader. I love to read, I own a lot of audio books and like to listen to them when I walk. I got interested in YA books while teaching high school and continued reading them after retirement. I also try to keep my mind active by playing RPG computer games.

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  • v 1ZIPPYC
    Thanks for getting back to me. Glad you're ok. Sure hope you'll be ok and not get the fires to your home. We've been lucky so far with the hurricanes, thankfully. Hope it continues. Fires are more scary though!! Be safe and glad you're ready to go if needed. Keep me posted. emoticon
    15 days ago
  • v 1ZIPPYC
    I see the fires are close to Medford - are you ok? I haven't heard from you in awhile. Worried about you. Please contact me as soon as you can. emoticon
    16 days ago
  • v 1ZIPPYC
    How are you? Been watching the new Jim Belushi tv show about his cannibis farm in Medford OR. Do you know where it is- live close to him?
    Watching a possible hurricane in Florida this weekend through Tuesday. Ugh! Just don't need this right now! All's ok otherwise.
    Take care. emoticon
    40 days ago
  • v 1ZIPPYC
    You had me worried. Glad to hear from you and surgery went good and things are improving with you. Will write more later. Maybe in the future check your page more often, you can never rely on spark notifications. Have a good night. We are about to make a grocery run. Tropical storm heading our way this weekend. emoticon
    62 days ago
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    How are you? Haven't heard since your surgery-getting concerned. Hope it went ok and you are on your way to a complete recovery and feeling much better. emoticon
    65 days ago
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