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Proud mother of two, grandmother of two, and wife of one! Retired and active, I love the outdoors, reading, gardening and spending time with family. Healthy living has sort of become my hobby, and I am hoping it is rubbing off on my two girls and their families.

Update, October, 2019: I have been dealing with a flare-up of BPPV (vertigo) for the last six weeks, and it has seriously compromised my ability to do so many of the things I love: fitness classes, bike riding, gardening...

Winter has come early to Alberta, and I am trying to come up with another cooking project. I have done "100 new-to-me recipes in 365 days" and "a year of soups". I don't dare do desserts!!

I have also been doing a "Purge One Item Daily" project, as I attempt to declutter my house somewhat. I started on January 1, 2019, and even though I have been diligent about tossing or donating one Item every day, it hardly shows! How does a person accumulate so much "STUFF"?

Our wee Scottie Fergus died a few weeks ago, and for the first time in several years we are a dogless household. It just doesn't feel right not to have a dog, so we will be looking for a puppy in the next year.

I turned 65 this past June. I don't know how I feel about that. In one way, I am more comfortable in my own skin now than when I was younger, but physically, the challenges of aging seem very difficult. I miss the carefree days of youthful health and well-being.

Member Since: 8/2/2010

Fitness Minutes: 73,619

My Goals:
Healthy living, improved stamina, flexibility, and improved balance and focus.
Aging with grace.

My Program:
Portion control
Yoga classes
Pilates classes
Active living, functional fitness

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I track my food and activities on another iPad program, so do not keep track of it here - but I do track what I eat every single day. (I have been tracking since December 2010! I didn't expect to keep at it so consistently, but it is the most effective tool I have for keeping my weight in check.)

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    Joanne, Thank you for the gift and lovely note. I love being leader of our tiny group. Thanks so much for sticking with me. May we do might things things in 2020. Keep hooping. I am so proud of you. Happy new year!!!
    92 days ago
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    Welcome to the Dog Lovers Team! We are so glad to have you with us! Feel free to jump in with the team, we can't wait to get to know you!

    113 days ago
  • v EDLEAR
    Good morning, Joanne
    I’m glad to be seeing you back again recording your meditating. You were always a nudge to me as well. I went out and looked at the meditation app you were using, I got so curious!
    Puppies are such a joy. My two make me laugh most every day. Plus of course the exercise.
    Your little one looks like a sweetie.
    144 days ago
  • v EDLEAR
    Good morning friend!
    Love your new avatar
    145 days ago
    Thanks for stopping by my page to give healing wishes to my hubby!! You are very sweet :)
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    He just had the consultation for the surgery last week. They saw some other things in the CT scan, so he will need to get a colonoscopy before the hernia surgery. Colonoscopy will likely be in November, and we are hoping for the first week of January for the hernia surgery but haven't received the notification from the specialist yet for either procedure. Sometimes the waiting is almost unbearable, but at least we are moving in the right direction!!!

    Have a fantastic week!

    154 days ago

    Comment edited on: 10/28/2019 2:22:23 PM
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