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my 4 boys all grown up! love them and glad to have all 4 together for a visit

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Family this past Christmas. Joshua home after 4 years "missing" Thank you Lord!

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I love to garden, and am out side on most days when I am not working, in it. I HATE winter!!! LOL

I also need to get my self back on track. some days I'm pretty good other days not so. I have some physical issues, but I am not in pain (thank God) so I am careful of what I can do, mostly low impact things are fine. So there are some things I will not do that cause undo stress on my body. It does not limit me for most part.

I am divorced, I have 4 grown sons. No grands yet. I look after my 86 year old mother. She is still very mobile and on her own. I work full time and part time, and am involved in various thing that keep me busy.

I am forever repairing or replacing things in my 85 year old house! I love to work with my power tools and do repairs around my house. All the doors and windows have been replaced, both baths have been replaced and are fairly new. replaced all flooring. Still needs siding, and walkway replaced.

So now I need to redo this body! So that it will serve me well, for many more years. I have been at it for awhile. I am determined, sometimes just not motivated! I need to do this, for me, because I AM worth it.

Member Since: 12/30/2008

My Goals:
I have improved my walking endurance .... I can now walk over 3 miles with out a problem!

My Program:
I joined Jenny Craig a year ago July. I lost about 48 lbs
so far. have been kinda stuck since the holidays. have had some joint health issues, so I have not been able to walk as I had been. Trying to get back into the swing of things, as my knee is feeling better. I am looking forward to summer to be in my garden again. All that yard work and exercise!!
Continue with what I'm doing and also fit more exercise into what i've been doing.

Personal Information:
I live in Illinois, Summer is here and it has been VERY hot and humid! I work outside so I am jut wiped when I get home.

I have 4 boys, am divorced, Work full time at a Driver License facility. I test CDL truck drivers. I Had been doing this for 33 YEARS and 8 months I FINALLY RETIRED in Jan of 2019! YEA done with dealing with stupid!
have great friends, and a wicked sense of humor, that I do use all the time.

Other Information:
My favorite life quote is BE STILL AND KNOW THAT I AM GOD. I often do not take the time to be still and listen, to myself, or my body.


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  • v BLITZEN44
    Thanks for your comment! Hope all is well your way. As far as pictures go, I take them on my phone and then post spark blogs from my PC and never the twain shall meet! Two different devices...I'm doing good just to have the rudimentary knowledge to be able to use them both...connecting the two is only done if I absolutely have to. And I don't store things in clouds either. Which I guess is something that's done now. lol Anyway, the chicken run is not very picturesque, so you aren't missing anything there. The chickens, OTOH, are pretty darn cute! emoticon
    14 hours ago
  • v JUDITH1654
    I actually start Christmas shopping in January - when everything is 50% to 75% off. Find some great deals that way! But I've learned over the years to make a list of what I bought for whom or it can really get away from you. Again, that's why I love my free gift cards from Target. Saves me a LOT of money!!!
    1 day ago
  • v PINKGIRL23
    How are you doing my friend?
    Thank you for commenting on my blog.
    Yes, you have a to be your friend.
    I am trying to be supportive of my other teammates too.
    And my team members since I am a leader now.
    How is your family doing??? Holly
    14 days ago
  • v PINKGIRL23
    Hi, I am having fun.
    How are you?
    I tried to send you an invite to my group.
    Did you get it? Or did it get lost?????
    15 days ago
    Thanks for reading and commenting on my blog!
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