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Next month we will have been an AZ for 3 years. I am still trying to become a successful gardener. Desert gardening is a 180 degree turn from the lush landscape and plants I have been familiar with. I have been guilty of planticide in trying to landscape my yard and garden.
We live at the base of Catalina mountains and I love looking at them in the different light and shadows during the day.
There are many species of animals that we see in our yard. Gamble quail, white wing doves, humming birds, rabbits, lizards, coyotes, the neighborhood bobcat, and rattlers.
We have had many challenges since we moved. Health, pool issues, house issues, money issues, deaths of family members
just to list a few broad categories. I believe better times are still ahead.
This was my post in 2016 I am updating my page as we moved from upstate NY to Tucson AZ. I am still unpacking and have yet to start back up finding a fitness center or exploring the facilities were we are renting. I will miss my team mates and friends in NYState. The information that follows was where I was and the wonderful support group that I left. I am competing as a team member with a great group of women. Our program is called Dare to Lose! There are some similarities to the biggest loser. We meet twice a week for 1 1/2 hours with our trainers, have challenges and weigh ins and are responsible for watching our food intake and exercising at least 2 more times a week. Each session is 8 weeks long so there is a mix of newcomers and those who have participated in earlier sessions. There is a lot of positive support from both the participants, trainers and other fitness center members. We are working hard at getting fit and losing weight.

Member Since: 7/24/2010

Fitness Minutes: 157,504

My Goals:
My goals are to be as healthy and fit as I can be at whatever weight I am at and at whatever age I am. Functionality and being able to do for myself and maintain my independence is important.

My Program:
My new program is still a work in progress.

Personal Information:
I and my husband and cats moved from the Finger Lakes region of NY to Tucson AZ. Our only child and here family were already here.

Other Information:
Some of my interests include photography, painting, reading, bird watching,& gardening.

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  • v KURTZIE1998
    Hi, just in to see how your doing. emoticon

    Enjoy the journey... knowing that the shortest path isn't always the best route.
    6 days ago
  • v WILDKAT781
    thanks for posting on my blog. We are so excited! It arrived yesterday. We just love it!
    15 days ago
    Here I thought Hostas would grow anywhere. Won't they do will in Arizona. I don't even think the ones I separated even knew they were moved. I don't think one leaf wilted. They are all thriving. But then I did water them good, and now the last 2 days we got that blessed rain. Just softly falling so it is all soaking in.
    17 days ago
  • v KURTZIE1998
    Just checking in to say hi and wish you well, emoticon

    “Accept yourself, love yourself, and keep moving forward. If you want to fly, you have to give up what weighs you down.”
    Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart
    23 days ago
    Yes, I have decided this year to plant my tomatoes, and 55 plastic barrels cut in halves. No weeding, and the garden is just going to be sweet corn, and nothing else. Got lots of squash left over from last years crop, Maybe plant some lettuce seed in another container and that way I could have my own BLT's mostly from the garden. But Larry has to get his teeth first, right now with no upper teeth bacon is out of the question.
    39 days ago
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