CHANTENAY
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Eastern gray tree frog on my hostas one morning.



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Rose "Hansa" introduced in 1905


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I am a wife and mother of three grown children and caregiver to my mother who lives with us.

One of the greatest things in life is being functional and healthy in old age. That has become my ultimate goal. I have really appreciated all the support from everyone.

If you could sum up my life the past few years, it would be this phrase, "the face of Alzheimer's." My father died of dementia earlier this year and my mother moved in with us about 3-1/2 months before he died. They both have/had multiple medical problems, making the last several years grueling.

ADDENDUM: My mother is now deceased and I am slowly regaining my life.


Member Since: 12/24/2012

Fitness Minutes: 20,898

My Goals:
Lose as much weight as I can (I am not setting defining goals right now).

Lower blood pressure.

More energy.

Never have diabetes.


My Program:
Get 8 hours of sleep a night.

Drink plenty of water and fluids.

Eat lots of fruits and vegetables and get enough protein.

Walking and biking when possible (currently very little). I use housework for exercise, which makes for an even cleaner house! I don’t count housework in my fitness because I prefer to count “me” time which comes after my work is done. I do count gardening because that is a hobby. But sometimes I wish I hadn’t planted so much when I was younger!



Personal Information:
I live in snow country. It also gets hot in the summer. The seasons are a big factor in my life. This is also farm country.

I like organic gardening and using heirloom seeds.

I like nature photography.

I am a lifelong learner.

My husband and I have been married 40 years.


Other Information:
I have been called Pollyanna at times. :)




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    "Life is a dance of balance. Life is creative falling. Life is half spent getting back up.
    Life is learning how to dance without a partner. Life is a twirl and a bow.
    Life is a freestyle jig. Life is the best dance you've ever danced." emoticon
    ~Terri Guillemetes~


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    "Autumn paints
    in colors bold
    the leaves of red
    and orange
    and gold
    They blaze
    along my route
    a trail
    to guide me.
    over hill and dale.
    L.H. Lee
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    Going out of my way to step on crunchy leaves.
    One of the things I love about Fall.
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    48 days ago
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    Aren’t we all just flowers in the sun?
    We start small.
    We live through sunny days which help us grow, rains which nourish our souls,
    and storms which nearly end us, yet we survive.
    But, flowers have no fear.
    They grow without worry of envy from other flowers, they don’t feel inferior to those taller, or superior to those not quite as tall.
    Wouldn’t it be sad if a flower didn’t bloom at all, for fear that it’s colors wouldn’t be as bright, or that it’s petals may not be good enough for the world?
    Each one blooms in it’s own way, knowing without knowing, that’s all there is to life.
    Each one has worth.
    It really doesn’t matter if you are an early or late bloomer, just as long as you make sure to bloom to your full potential.
    Enjoy your time in the sun.
    ~By Doe Zantamata~
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    Wishing You A Great Day As Fresh, Bright And Colorful As These Flowers.
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    110 days ago
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    “A spark is something that gives your life meaning and purpose.
    It’s an interest, a passion, or a gift.”
    ~Dr. Peter Benson~
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    Know what direction will make your heart sing and your soul dance,
    then follow that path."
    Maggie Hamilton~
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    Shine--☀
    Do what makes your heart sing.
    ~Jan Lee Logan.~
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    118 days ago
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    "Most of all the other beautiful things in life come by twos and threes,
    by dozens and hundreds.
    Plenty of roses, stars, sunsets, rainbows, brothers and sisters, aunts and cousins, comrades and friends —
    but only one mother in the whole world."
    ~Kate Douglas Wiggin~

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    "A mom’s hug lasts long after she lets go."
    ~Author Unknown ~
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    207 days ago
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    You can do almost Anything
    You put your mind to....

    You can swim the Deepest Ocen,
    And climb the Highest Peak!

    You can face Adversity
    And still walk Dauntless....

    You are Strong, Beautiful, Compassionate
    Much more than words could ever say!!

    Today is Yours as Any Other Day!!

    HAPPY WOMEN'S DAY
    To All Wonderful Women Out There!!
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    272 days ago
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