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A friend and I early June went tent camping for the first time in 47 years (me, 45 her)!!! Oh we had a GREAT TIME though it RAINED 99% of the time. It just didn't matter. Our tarp was big enough so we still go to enjoy the water except for when sleeping. On Friday it was so cold we even got to keep a fire going in the fire pit ALL DAY LONG!! WOOHOO!! You see we both LOVE keeping a fire going. So yes we certainly DID ENJOY That!!! This was at Wolfeneck Campground just outside the town of Freeport Maine. If you are familiar with LLBeans we were only 10 to 12 mins from there. Of course we only live about 25 mins from LLBeans, and when we were younger we shopped there a lot. We did still stop by. The water you see is a part of the Casco Bay Harbor which we both live right on. This was so much FUN FUN FUN!!!

This will be our last 5% challenge on SPARKPEOPLE though we are looking for a different site, still it'll be different without all of our core members. Its with much sadness to say goodbye to many I've leaned on, helped through the past 10 1/2 years. But life has a way of changing. So many times we've all changed schools/ living areas when we were kids, as adults perhaps we've moved to a new area, gotten a new job(s) MANY jobs for me, people always come into our lives, and some leave. That's how I am looking at this, it's a change I didn't want, but I'll adjust. In the meantime PARTY TIME IN THE KENNEL AND WITH ALL OF YOU!!

I've lost well over 100 lbs during my years, I've regained my health, to have it go back downhill again. BUT there's NO DOUBT if I hadn't of taken care of myself I'd be so much worse, if even still on my own or even possibly I'd not of made it.

We get so many chances to improve or NOT improve our lives. But at some point if we do not do so, those times can come to a sudden end. Let's DELAY THOSE!!

WOOHOO GOOOO DAWGGIES and ALL Teams in the 2021 Summer 5% Challenge and ALL the other Challenges including the 2021 Summer Biggest Loser Challenge and YEAH Invincible Indigos!! It's an HONOR to be back with you also!!

Member Since: 7/7/2011

Fitness Minutes: 216,506

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Exercise 40 to 90 mins a day as I can. Somedays I'll do more, a few days less. I've learned to listen to my body, it'll treat me very well as I do it. After all my body is ME!

I'm on a glycemic diet now. My glucose level went CRAZY so this will hopefully help.

Watch my sodium level has been lowered to 1500 due to heart failure, at first this was so HARD, but it's not now. Adjustments one has to make can be scary. We are all making adjustments, I'll be with SPARK360 and I did keep my Dianedoessmiles name.

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WEIRDLY my cat is also in Heart Failure, hers is enlarged. Imagine how strange this is. You can learn A LOT from pets!!! Izzy has NOT been upset by this news, indeed she plays daily (A LOT!) her most favorite spot is my LAP causing me to slow down and ENJOY the simple things. I NEED that and she needs my lap. A WIN WIN!!

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    just followed a post by TCANNO and thought of you
    If I am remembering right you were studying the ukulele
    The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain - The good, the bad and the ugly Theme
    posted July 2010

    a fun video...
    7 hours ago
    Not everyone will be able to join SP 360 and as such, will lose the Nutrition Tracker after August 17.

    So saving the pages is a good alternative since I haven't found another Food Tracker that compares.

    SP 360 is supposed to have a comparable Nutrition Tracker - but I would rather save a few pages than not have any idea what I am consuming.

    The extra Potassium is definitely helping my Raynaud's Syndrome. So I try to keep tabs on how much I am consuming.

    Huggers & Love,
    linda & bb
    17 hours ago
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    Hi Diane. I just joined SPARKPEOPLE and in looking around I have stumbled on a post from you about this site closing and needing to move to SPARK360. Can you explain real quick what is going on and what I need to do? I am in the US. Thanks! GrandmaGlovier
    1 day ago
    emoticon Hi Diane,
    thank you I will look for you once they have the community.

    Be blessed this day and weekend.

    Hugs and smiles,

    3 days ago
  • v KITTY_M
    Thanks for asking....I can't find where it was answered though...I'm probably looking in the wrong place
    5 days ago
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