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It's been a rough year for everyone, I think we all could use a little fun in our lives. This summer I'm going to make my own magic and provide my own fun doing things with my online friends and playing online games with my two sons. Things will get back to some kind of new normal eventually but for now I'll keep being staying home, staying safe, and staying happy.

Member Since: 12/27/2015

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My Goals:
Weight loss through lowering stress levels, sharing with friends and group support. I recently lost 50 pounds in preparation for hip replacement surgery and now am working hard at trying NOT to gain it back.

My Program:
I am watching my calories by eating only "healthy" foods in accordance with my doctor's recommendations and trying to get more exercise. I think I own about every exercise DVD and Wii program out there and also recently bought an activity tracker. I'm trying to walk a lot more as my main form of exercise. For me the secret is audiobooks - I only listen when I exercise so I'm motivated because I want to hear more of the story.

Personal Information:
I was widowed in 1999 and remarried in 2002. I spent the next 5 years teaching High School biology in a very small school 67 miles from home until I retired in 2008. We recently moved to Grants Pass, Oregon, a difficult move because my husband had lived in our other house for over 40 years. Now we're looking forward to our new life in our new home.

Other Information:
I love fantasy and magic, the ideas anyway. I'm a big Harry Potter fan and fantasy book reader. I love to read, I own a lot of audio books and like to listen to them when I walk. I got interested in YA books while teaching high school and continued reading them after retirement. I also try to keep my mind active by playing RPG computer games.

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  • v 1ZIPPYC
    All going good here, hoping the same with you and Rod. Take care. emoticon
    116 days ago
  • v 1ZIPPYC
    Got your sparkmail....thank you. I'll write you tomorrow night. Got lots going on right now and Bob has a Dr. Appt tomorrow. I'm going with him...getting results from his tests. Hoping for good news.
    I've been thinking about you lately, good to hear from you. emoticon
    183 days ago

    emoticon “May you all have a beautiful holiday—wherever you are, whoever you are, however you spend it, and whatever emotions arise within you on this day. Blessings to the beasts and children within us all." emoticon
    ~ Elizabeth Gilbert emoticon

    However you celebrate the season, I wish you health and happiness in 2021 emoticon
    184 days ago
  • v 1ZIPPYC
    I know what you mean about not focusing on much of anything. I focus what I have to; bills, important emails, budget, insurance and then I'm exhausted. After that even SP has suffered my attention. Hang in there. Hopefully this pandemic will be over soon. emoticon
    213 days ago
  • v 1ZIPPYC
    I've been back to coloring again. Sure helps these days. How's it going? We're hanging in there. emoticon

    213 days ago
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