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I want to stay motivated and maintain a healthy lifestyle so that I can enjoy my retirement & travel with my DH. I've seen too many people retire and then just go downhill, energy and health-wise. This CAN be the best time of my life but it'll take work and commitment. I want to MAKE IT HAPPEN!

Member Since: 11/10/2010

Fitness Minutes: 74,592

My Goals:
1. Lose 5 lb. that I gained while my arm was fractured last summer.

2. Gain muscle strength

3. Increase energy levels

4. Eat healthier & slowly become a vegetarian.

5. Strengthen my bones because I have osteopenia.

6. Stop mindless snacking while reading or watching TV

My Program:
1. Food Tracking which will keep me honest

2. Working out 3-4 times/wk.

3. Yoga 3-4 /wk.

Personal Information:
I'm a retired RN whose most recent job was in a library which I loved. I was a Lamaze-certified Childbirth Educator (LCCE) and have done professional labor support (doula) in the past.
WV transplant to Hampton Roads VA with a couple of side trips to live in southern CA. I now live in Central Florida in one of the only two towns in FL that has hills.
Diagnosed with breast cancer 12/23/2007, surg. in Jan. 2008. I remain cancer-free! I do have Fibro and arthritis but try hard not to let them stop me.

Other Information:
Love my husband who is retired from the Navy and was a Merchant Marine for awhile. We're enjoying retirement in Central FL. I have a great son and sweet DIL who live in FL, too. We have a new rescue Lab as of 6/17 that we named Tess. She has a feline sister, Sedona who is 12 yrs old and has epilepsy.
Love to read, garden, do yoga, walk, and my friends & family. I do volunteer work at a local Genealogy grp and also at a Lab rescue called Houndhaven, Inc.
I'm also a Mammosite Volunteer in FL as a resource for breast cancer patients who will be or have gone thru Mammosite radiation.

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    Thank you for the camera! I love it.
    3 days ago
    emoticon for the hot chocolate. The last cup I had was the night we went to Denny's with Tyler, Mom and my brother. It was so good. I love it but lots of calories and if I have one, I want more.
    18 days ago
    Thank You so much for the Spark goodie. I am actually doing okay right now and my work is done at my moms except to pick up the mail from time to time.
    The house will go up for sale probably the first week of March as hubby and I are going on vacation the last week of February.
    Until that time, I have nothing to do except work on me.
    I miss my mom so much and now that my work is done there, it is starting to hit that she is actually gone. I feel the void she has left in my heart now that I dont have stuff to keep me busy.

    I will have more time with my granddaughter and great granddaughter so I am sure my days will be brightened a great deal with their presence to fill the void.

    Have a great weekend and many thanks for caring.

    Hugs Susan emoticon
    20 days ago
    I have learned that there is more power in a good strong hug than in a thousand meaningful words.
    24 days ago
    You don't have any trails near you?
    25 days ago
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