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I'm 73. another years has gone by, so now I am 74,and I have decided that I am not going to focus on losing weight as much as I am going to improve my eating habits. I have asthma and am on oxygen at night and can't walk long distances, I have had 3 surgeries on my left shoulder and now have a frozen shoulder, so that shoulders makes it difficult to do a lot of kind of exercises, so I do what I can, and if I lose a couple pounds that is a bonus, not a requirement.

I am a farmers wife and engaged in as much of the farm as I can, and understand. We do have some livestock, sheep, 8 miniatures horses, and goats and right now we share the chores, me in the morning and hubby in the evening, but once field works start the chores are all my baby, and I do enjoy them.

I really don't have any big expectations, cause I am not one that likes setting goals. I just want to be as healthy as I can and enjoy life, and it doesn't mean spending hours and hours walking, running, working out in a smelly germ infested gym, I work hard on the farm and that has been the way it has been for many centuries, in my family, so I think it is good enough for me.
Honest work, and knowing I should not eat as much as I do, but it is all natural food, that means I don't eat boxed or store canned food unless it is unavoidable. If you read labels, some dogs and cats eat better than some do. If I can't pronounce it, I don't eat it.
So that said I have no goals, just honest living, and no beating myself up if I have a piece of pie.

Member Since: 2/7/2012

Fitness Minutes: 26,021

My Goals:
I will maintain my health the best I can.

My Program:
I will walk to the best of my ability each day

I will watch my bad snacking habits.

Personal Information:
My name is Linda, I am 74 year old, or as I say 60-14. I am married to my very best friend, and a farmers wife, so I wear a verity of hat. I have 3 grown sons, none who live near, 10 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren.

Other Information:
I love to read, favorite writers are Steven King, Dean Koontz, Robin Cook, James Patterson, etc. I also like crossword puzzles, zig saw puzzles, gardening, and anything outside. And of course our 2 dogs, Duke, a 3year old Great Pyreneese , and Merlin almost 2 year old Newfoundland/Great Pyreneese puppy.

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  • v PACEKA1
    I hear you Linda - the class I was in today was filled with 30 somethings! Not for me. But this gym has some special classes for Seniors - less taxing on the body. And at the time I usually go I'd say at least 50% of the people are over 65. Some can barely walk! But it certainly needs to be something you enjoy. You have your walks out in the country - I'd give anything to have that. Just to get to a street I can walk safely I have about 2 dozen cars whizzing past me a lot faster than they should be going. A lot of big trucks too!
    19 hours ago
    I intend to make it doable. I've been sloppy with my goals for too long. I have some strong incentives like staying off the Metformin. I have a week's worth, and then I'm done with it. It'll take better work on my part to stay of off it. I visited my friend in rehab last night and took dinner as usual. My heart goes out to her. She's 5 years younger than I am, but in terrible shape healthwise. It's a wonder she's made it this far. Her future does not look good, and a healthcare facility is not where I want to end my days needing everything done for me. I'm making yet another fresh start today.
    1 day ago

    Comment edited on: 9/17/2018 10:54:37 AM
    Monday MISSIONS

    1. Stick to my Monday blog plans
    2. Quick house tidy & vacuum
    3. ME time
    4. In bed earlier, no staying up to read
    1 day ago
  • v JUSTME29
    Thanks for the advice on tomatoes. I will do exactly as you suggested for the big ones. I have a bumper crop of smaller "grape" tomatoes though and they taste wonderful, but are so small that peeling them is going to be a challenge. When I use them fresh in recipes I leave the skins on, so maybe I'll try a quick blanch and then pop them whole into the freezer.
    1 day ago
    I suppose after the fact MISSIONS are better than none. At least what I accomplished makes me feel good and encourages me to get at it tomorrow.

    Sunday MISSIONS emoticon
    1. Enjoy meals with friends and family
    2. Take nap
    3. Good visit with friend in rehab
    4. Plan tomorrow’s meals
    1 day ago

    Comment edited on: 9/16/2018 9:02:45 PM
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