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I enjoyed my outdoor fireplace ... somthing that I did just for me.

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Now that the awning is up we all spend more time outside.

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Sitting in the shade waiting until it is safe for me to go back by the water!

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I am looking forward to a fabulous 2020. Last year was tough and I expect this year to be better.

I had to deal with a couple of cancer surgeries, but I thank the Lord that I am now cancer-free. My mom, who lives nearby, has had to have her knee and hip replaced in the past year. The love of my life also had to have surgery to prevent him from being paralyzed.

If that wasn't enough, we had to put one of our cats to sleep. He was 19 and it was one of the most difficult decisions that I have had to make.

But that was last year. This year I am the official "travel guide" for a "Girl's Trip" that my Mom, my sisters, and I are planning on taking. Our last "Girl's Trip" in 2018 was a blast.

If all goes as planned, I will be hiking to some of the more remote waterfalls that I have been reading about. Since the beach is 1 1/2 hours away, I hope to make it to the beach to walk at least monthly, except during Spring Break. I have also joined a new team "Go the Distance in 2020," Since I joined this team I have decided to do a virtual hike of the Appalachian Trail.

I am also taking the time to declutter my home. I am amazed at all of the things that I have just been sitting around, taking up space, that I have been walking around. If I don't use it and don't love it, even if it was a gift, I am moving it out.

I expect 2020 to be one of the best years of my life!

Member Since: 1/5/2010

Fitness Minutes: 68,166

My Goals:
I will participate in some type of physical activity at least 6X per week.

I will make up a weekly menu before going to the grocery store. I will track my food daily.

My Program:
Intermittent Fasting

No eating after 9:00 pm

Drink between 10-15 cups of water per day to stay hydrated.

Walking daily ... eventual goal 10,000 steps per day.

Personal Information:
I live with the love of my life. We recently had to put one of our furbabies to sleep. We now are ruled by one cat.

We have retired to a 55+ retirement park in South Texas, where it is relatively warm all year round. I am planning a "Girl's Trip" for with my Mom and my sisters.

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    WELCOME to the ....WORLD'S BEST GRANDMA TEAM. The members here are always willing to lend a hand, an ear, or a shoulder.The people here are very supportive and will encourage you on to your successes. They have done it for me and they will do the same for you!! Welcome on board for some fun and challenges.

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    3953 days ago
    YES FOR SURE.....Le't hear it for WALKING!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
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  • v MAMACASS84
    Thank you for you positive comment. I hope you have a great day as well.

    3954 days ago
    I just wanted to post a quick WELCOME to the 50+ members with 100+ Pounds to lose TEAM. We're so glad to have you join us. Please jump in and have a good time getting healthy. This is an excited group of folks and really active team so you should be able to find all sorts of inspiration and motivation. Just jump right in. If you have any questions, don't hesitate to ask. There's always someone willing to help in any way possible. Don't forget to use the food/water tracker that spark people provides as well as the fitness tracker. These are excellent resources that will help keep you on the path you've chosen. Come on... let's get healthy TOGETHER!!! Together WE can do anything! Spark On! -Dawn emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon PS: Let's make 2010 the best year for getting healthy EVER!!!
    3955 days ago
  • v AOGOAE
    Women have come so far in the last 50 years! I feel incredibly lucky to have grown up in a world of relative gender-equality. I wouldn't go back in time for anything!
    3956 days ago
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