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I'm a member of the 75-79 age group and was happily married to my second husband, Don for 28 years, until December 24, 2018, when he died of a massive heart infection. I’m learning to cope with my new life and try to find comfort in happier times. I’m the mother of five, step-mother of 5, grandmother of 9 living grand children, one deceased grandson who was killed in a car accident on December 26, 2016. I also have 14 step- grandchildren, one great grand daughter and 22 step great grands. I was also the sister and legal guardian for my mentally handicapped brother, who I was extremely close to. Sadly, he passed away on Christmas Day, 2015. As you can see, I have had 3 major losses right around Christmas in the last 3 years?
My "history" is that I was a certified exercise instructor at my Y for 15 years from 1970 -1985. When I tapered off teaching the classes and became the recreational director of my local senior center, I went from a very active job to a sedate one. That's when I started putting on weight. I've continued over the years to do strength training. In my more active years, I was also a runner, who did road races frequently. Those were the good old days! Because of increasing problems with arthritis, my long runs have turned into short walks and I had a total knee replacement on July 26, 2018. Over the years, my weight has gradually gone up about 20 LBS. I'm post-menopausal and HUNGRY all the time I still work out with weights 2 times a week. When I’m in Florida for the winter I try to go walking, 5 days a week. From December until May, I teach a low impact aerobics class twice a week.
My husband was retired from the Navy, after 24 years of service. After retirement he became is an avid cyclist, putting in 100-150 miles a week on his bike, up to a few months before he died. He has many medals and trophies for his efforts and I continue to be very proud of him.



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  • v LADYBUG1943
    You can just read your comment section to see how you're valued on the Slimming Senior team. And I ALSO have to thank you for the virtual vegetable soup. I actually ate the real thing here just a couple of hours ago. It was very low fat but full of flavor and nourishment. Tasted so good.

    Thanks again for the kind way you have of caring for all of us.

    Yvonne
    7 days ago
  • v HEALTHYGRAMMY13
    Thank you for the warm welcome to Slimming Senoirs and the spark goodie. It is nice to meet you. I have added you as a spark friend and look forward to getting to know you on this healthy journey. Have a good weekend
    11 days ago
  • v BONNIESS47
    Thanks for the Spark Goodie. Cinder still seems to be doing okay and is eating--not all at one time but various times during the day. Harry has never been really "close" to Cinder like he is to our other cat Katy. Cinder has never been a really affectionate cat. But now that he is sick, Harry is giving him more attention, which pleases me. Thanks for being a great friend.

    Bonnie
    17 days ago
  • v MILLER-S
    Grace, thanks so much for always keeping us apprised of anniversaries and birthdays on the Team. It's great to have a reminder (I could never remember on my own!) and I'm sure everyone enjoys getting the congratulatory wishes.

    I hope you're having a good day! emoticon emoticon

    43 days ago
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