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"You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream." C.S. Lewis


I am a retired teacher trying to make healthy choices every day. DH and I have more than our share of health problems, but I find that Spark People is a wonderful resource and support group!


Member Since: 9/12/2009

Fitness Minutes: 166,723

My Goals:
To be positive with each new challenge.
To learn new things.
To enjoy the moment.
To be grateful. "In all things, give thanks"
To really listen to others.
To forgive others.
To be a role model.
To be a more patient caregiver for my DH.

Things to work on:
To begin to care more about my appearance.
To really work on strength training.
To really work on stretching.
To cook more and to eat out less frequently.






My Program:
Choose healthy foods most of the time.
Eat mindfully.
Water aerobics 3x weekly (Love, love, love this! )
Weigh every morning.
Wear Apple watch to motivate me to move more, to climb more steps and to breathe
Weight Watchers meetings weekly.







Personal Information:
My husband and I live in a small town not far from the greater Atlanta area.

In June of 2012 I retired from teaching, a career that I embarked upon in 1972. During those 40 years I taught full time for 26 years and was a stay at home mom for 14 years.

I did not start any type of exercise program until I hit some roadblocks in my 60s. I am not proud of that, but I am proof that it is NEVER too late to start taking care of yourself.


Other Information:
I love to spend time with my daughter, son-in-law and two granddaughters
(ages 14 and16) who live in the Atlanta area. Our other daughter, son-in-law and four grandsons live in West Virginia.

I love the tranquility of nature. Gardening and feeding the birds are my daily indulgences. I enjoy walking outdoors.

I love coffee, and I love chocolate.

I now love exercise (amazing, but true). I didn't begin any form of exercise program until I was in my 60s, following a serious accident. What a difference today!






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    When you focus on faith rather than fear, you tap into a strength to carry you over even the tallest of mountains. Gail Lynne Goodwin
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    It’s about dog-gone time that Friday is here! Happy Friday! I hope it’s not been too ruff a week for you. Time to sit down with your cuppa coffee, tea, or whatever, and get your Happy On. I hope that this week’s dog jokes will make you howl with laughter!

    We named our dog Rolex because he’s a watchdog. He just sits there and watches. . .

    What did the Dalmatian say as its owner scratched its neck?
    Ahhhh . . . yeaaah, that’s the SPOT!


    What happens when you cross a rooster, a Cocker Spaniel and a Poodle?
    You get a Cockerpoodledoo.

    What’s a dog’s favorite food?
    Anything that’s on your plate.

    Today’s Closing Thought for the Day: Never take your dog to the flea market.

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    Surround yourself w/people who unconditionally support you and help others to do the same. Chrissy Carew
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