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I need to lose 50lbs so that I can have hip surgery and to enjoy the rest of my life.
I enjoy the country life style,books(own10,000 plus)recently downsized. so my books and I now reside in a 10x50 ft mobile home in the high desert of California. I recently retired from the Probation Department after 26 years of working with troubled teens. I love Pine Trees,Books, animals,Books, movies,bingo,books, Indian Casinos,books and more books1I have so many books i had to start selling them on line to support my book habit. My dream is to see a real live moose!,I went to yellow stone in June and all the moose hid from me!
I had double Hip-Replacement surgery .The fright hip April 1st and the second June 3rd.I regained 20 plus pounds staying at my sister's house.I spent most of the time lying on my bed reading.
I had to use a walker and had a lot of trouble getting around.
By October,I was able to walk without a walker or cane.
I started hiking on the local Rez and BLM land.Dirt roads and hills. Last week I walked 3 miles in the Calif.heat.I wanted to vomit and my hips hurt but I did it anyway.Of course I complain the whole time,but I'm proud of myself when the torture is over.
My goal is 6 miles then we will see what to conquer.

Member Since: 11/20/2007

Fitness Minutes: 137,135

My Goals:
. Walk without using a cane. no pain.Wearing jeans that are not a size 20.
swim 50 laps at gym.

My Program:
eating healthy, swimming, reading Sparks Pages,weighing in every three days,

Personal Information:
Ronnie Huey age 63,3 children, daughter 44,son 25, daughter 22. I was forced to retire due to needing hip surgery. I loved my job as a Senior Group Counselor at Juvenile Hall in Riverside County, California.Now I sell books on line as a hobby(pay for my book addiction) I had the double hip surgery over 2 years ago.E-Mail Address:

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I live in the mountains of Southern Calif. with my 25 year old son, Beagle Bailey. and Sofia a feral kitten who really did follow me home a few months ago,and
Dolce the spoiled cat when ever he is evicted from daughter's apt.(daughter presently in Afghanistan)I have over 10,000 plus books (I had to start selling on line to support my habit)We live in a crowded 10x50 ft moblie home.I had to down size when I retired.I also love Bingo,and Indian Casinos.Camping, mountains and falling down shacks.

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    1842 days ago
    Hi I haven't been on Sparks in over a year. I have lost 105Lbs all together. Presently I'm living a dream. I went on a cruise to Alaska last Sept.I noticed that Holland America hired older people.I applied for a Security officer job in Denali ,Alaska.I was hired and have been in Alaska since April.I work 51/2 months of the year.I cruise the rest of the year. I will be home one month,then will cruise to Hawaii.In Jan,will cruise to Panama.After next season,I will cruise to Iceland.
    All this is possible because I lost all the weight and have more energy than I've had in years.Last summer I even climbed a 10,000 ft mountain.PS I still read a lot.Thanks for reading my blogs.
    1879 days ago
    Congrats on the weight loss. (No, you haven't met me yet, I just found your comment on a spark story and saw that you've lost about 90 lbs. That's about what i need to lose.)
    Speaking of books.....
    I've been looking for one I use to own, but musta lost. It is a youth book about girls and horses and is called The Coming of Flame. I don't know the name of the author. Setting, I think, is in South America (Argentina?) and the main character's name is Trudy Grant.

    If someone has ever heard of this PLEASE let me know!

    Meanwhile, some of my favorites are old ones like The Five Little Peppers and How they Grew by Margaret Sydney. and An Old Fashioned Girl by Louisa May Alcott. I love Jane Austen and think EVERY young woman should read her books.
    Sorry, I get carried away with books. In fact, I begin each of my blogs "Once Upon a Time..." lol

    1880 days ago
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