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Does it feel like change in the air? It's been a stressful year for all of us, some in much worse situations than others. Feeling like one of the lucky ones though, and realizing I need to make the most of actually being so fortunate.

I retired December 31st. Prior to retirement I spent ten months working remotely. Technical issues created a lot of stress initially, but once settled into a routine it wasn't bad. Hubby is retired as well. We have a comfortable place to live and a decent standard of living. Yes, it's lonely, but kiddos are, for the most part, doing well in other states. And we have the added bonus of living in a neighborhood where we care about each other.

So, once I put all this into perspective, I can't help but feel fortunate. So all my excuses for not reaching my final goal are pretty much gone. It's time to re-commit and build a strong, healthy path to the rest of my life.

Member Since: 3/31/2008

My Goals:
Get below my official WW goal of 140 pounds, I'd love to weigh-in at 135 and have a few pounds of 'cushion', honestly, I'd be thrilled to see that scale go to 139 - heck, at this point breaking into the 140s is a victory!

My Program:
Eating healthier and strength training - keep up the good work with aerobic and cardio that I already rock.

Personal Information:
I live at the foot of the Rocky Mountains in Northern Colorado. We enjoy wonderfully mild weather so I've got no excuses for not getting out and moving this old body.

Other Information:
Trying, like the rest of the world, to figure out how to navigate the world in these trying times. Staying on track is tough for me, for the past several months in isolation my mantra has been every cookie needs a buddy. Not a mantra for successful weight loss!

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    Did get your email & replied. Will send a new email now.
    79 days ago
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    Hi Nell, brrrr, don't envy your weather. I remember the shoveling and slip sliding around while driving. Jim and I worked out okay after we both retired. I retired first so have a few years to myself. 'Yay!'
    Keep warm
    hugs Courti
    483 days ago
    Start date for the Spring BL challenge is March 5 so if you'd like to join the Gems as Honorary I can send you an invitation!

    483 days ago
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    Hi Nell, I see you are walking across Canada and other countries. Take a lot of pix. emoticon
    That would be the only way I'd be walking across the country, virtually.
    Take care.
    630 days ago
    Hey--goodie went off before I finished my sentence. Hahahaha
    We have been waiting a year for this show to come to Charlotte. Tickets have been hard to obtain but I finally managed to score 2 more tickets so my daughter/DIL can attend next Friday. We're babysitting for them. Gave this as a combined birthday/anniversary gift. My daughter was a theatre graduate so this is a big deal for her.

    Have a wonderful weekend!
    979 days ago
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