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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: 80,621

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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    emoticon emoticon emoticon ~~~~~ Happy Thanksgiving Eve ~~~~~ emoticon emoticon emoticon
    May your day be easy & safe. Many will be preparing a nice dinner for tomorrow, some will be traveling. So be safe, Blessed and not stressed. emoticon & emoticon

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    I will be off line for the next few days. So I am sending out my Thanksgiving note a day early.
    May your Thanksgiving Day be a Happy one, counting your many Blessings one by one. Be Happy, Safe, make the most of your day I know this year is a bit different. But being Thankful never changes. Thankful for your support and friendship. emoticon & emoticon
    11 hours ago
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    I'm happy to be of some help. I truly can not remember when the last time I used salt in my food. The recipes have it mixed in the food but I don't so I figure that my numbers aren't correct. In time anything that you stop using you do not miss after a while and feel better for it. do things at your own pace this way you will stick with it.
    1 day ago
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    On this week of the Thanksgiving Holiday I want to remind my Wonderful Sparks Family & Friends........ portion control, drink that water, move around. Sharing and caring my thoughts for you to have a Happy & Healthy Thanksgiving week.
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    2 days ago
    Hi Kathryn,

    I loved hearing about your little Christmas Tradition, it sounds magical.

    We have a Christmas Tradition in our house where we bake gingerbread cookies and sip eggnog, while we wrap presents and decorate the tree.

    Great job cutting back on the eggnog, you inspire me to do the same. :)

    Have a wonderful weekend!
    4 days ago
    HI Kathryn!! It's been so much FUN and you have encouraged many of us on the Dawggie team. We do not expect or EVEN WANT perfection. It's neat watching you not give up though it's not at all easy. That's helping the rest of us out. We SURE DO hope you'll sign up with us again for the 2021 Winter 5% Challenge hon. WE NEED that SPIRIT YOU HAVE.
    5 days ago
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