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. Update: Mom died 2 years ago.

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 (2016) 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.



Member Since: 12/24/2012

Fitness Minutes: 20,898

My Goals:
Lose about 50 lbs, although I would be thrilled with 35 to start with.

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. Update: we built a home in town, so my gardening is mostly upkeep of shrubs and a few annuals.



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. :) I am having a hard time finding ME time. So, my weight has crept up since I stopped Spark People.




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    “Just living is not enough," said the butterfly,
    "one must have sunshine, freedom, and a little flower.”
    ― Hans Christian Andersen, The Complete Fairy Tales
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    "You are the most beautiful flower..
    in my garden of friendship
    remain the same forever."

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    Twas Easter-Sunday.
    The full-blossomed trees.
    Filled all the air with fragrance and with joy.
    ~Henry Wadsworth Longfellow ~

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    201 days ago
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    "As long as you as an individual... can convince yourself
    that in order to move forward as best you can you have to be optimistic,
    you can be described as 'one of the faithful,'
    one of those people who can say,
    'Well, look, something's going to happen!
    Let's just keep trying.
    Let's not give up."
    ~Tom Hanks~
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    Stay positive
    Stay fighting
    Stay brave
    Stay ambitious
    Stay focused
    Stat strong.
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    "A candle is a small thing.
    But one candle can light another.
    And see how its own light increases, as a candle gives its flame to the other.
    You are such a light."
    — Moshe Davis
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    "Let your light shine,
    be a source of strength and
    courage, share your wisdom
    radiate love."
    ~Wilford Peterson~
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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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    377 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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