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I am the mother of 2 great children, 23 and 21 years old.  My husband, Casey & I just bought 1/2 of his parent's farm.  We currently live about 2 miles down the road from the farm.  We have a large vegetable garden, several flower beds, and about 2 acres of lawn.  I enjoy reading, crocheting, sewing, and crafting.  I am a certified ophthalmic assistant and the site coordinator for an eye clinic.   Growing up I was always the skinny one.  My sister who is only 2 yrs younger than me was bigger, and I would get her hand me ups!  My mom use to get asked what she fed my sister to keep her so plump and she would say the same thing she fed me to keep me so thin!  I didn't really start to gain weight until after I had my children.  Being a busy mom left me little time for myself.  I "retired" for awhile to stay home with them, and ran a daycare.  When I did go back to work, I worked in a hospital, and with lots of walking, and eating balanced diet, I lost some weight without trying!   I eventually got a job in my field (Optometric technician or eye doctor assistant), and worked with some women who's bad bad habits rubbed off on me.  I have gone to another eye office since, and along with my main job, I am also office manager.  I have 11 women I supervise, and a manager who often makes life either more difficult or easier.  I have put on 60 lbs in 9 years, and need to take it off. 

Member Since: 8/19/2008

Fitness Minutes: 8,075

My Goals:
 With Boot Camp, I would like to refirm up what has gone back to flab since the start of snow and holidays.  I will do the workout daily and add my 30 minutes of cardio 5 times a week. 

My Program:
1/1/09I have joined the New You Boot Camp.  I want to stick with the program, and do myself some good!!

Personal Information:
I am 47, and live in the country between Poynette and Portage, Wi.  I started growing up in Madison, but when I was 9 my parents bought a farm and we move to this area.  We live .5 miles from my parents and 2 miles from my husbands parents.

Other Information:
I love mysteries, Janet Evenovich and Carol Nelson Douglas are two of my favorite authors.  I also crochet, bead, sew, and do other crafty things.  My favorite movies are, The Princess Bride, Robin Hood Men in Tights and Blazing Saddles!

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    Omigosh your comment was SO funny; I looked at it like 3 times now and lol'd every time!

    SP's missed you, I missed you! How are you???
    4251 days ago
    Hey there friend. Your picture looks like you've been busy. I haven't been on here for...months. Hope it's all going well with you!
    4251 days ago
    I haven't talked to you in ages...

    Wondering how you are!
    4252 days ago
    I think if it was benign he wouldn't have bounced back the way he has.
    4293 days ago
    Thanks for asking about Jack.
    I managed to get him to eat mince yesterday. Started hand feeding then gradually lowed hand into dish and we were away. Today he had a cup of tea, just a case of pulling the bucket down a bit, and as for his tablets. I covered his eyes with my hand and managed to get it in his mouth. The more it's done the easier it gets. And last night about 9 pm he went for his first wee 62 hours in between, and today had his first poo. So everything looks as if it is on track at last.
    After he had something to eat and went out last night I felt a lot better.
    4312 days ago
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