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Taken in Denver when we went there for my grandmother's funeral a year ago.

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Taken on Lookout Mountain in my in-laws' back yard.

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Taken when I got my GMC Sierra. Yes, it IS the same truck Walker drives in Walker, Texas Ranger.

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I'm a daughter of the West. My heritage stretches back through time to an era of pioneers and uncharted frontiers. Much of that spirit lives on within me and I'm very proud of my ancestry. I have in my lifetime been a cattle rancher, a farmer, and a tamer of wild horses. Nowadays I'm simply a large woman with red hair, green eyes, and glasses living in rural Florida on five acres of wetland.

My interests tend toward the eclectic and center around the intellectual or philosophical. I've got a mad creative streak which often lies dormant for months only to surge forward and commandeer the keyboard for hours at a time, days on end. The rest, as my favorite science fiction author says in her biography, is subject to change without notice.

I'm currently using a wheelchair to get around owing to several chronic conditions but I'm really interested in getting and keeping fit. The wheelchair is permanent, but I don't believe that the weight has to be.

Member Since: 4/15/2009

Fitness Minutes: 3,133

My Goals:
- go from 487 lb to 482 lb by May

- drink water during the day

- remember to use the hand bike daily, even if it's only a few minutes.

- remember to take medications on time

- keep a positive attitude toward myself

- at least five minutes of yoga per day

My Program:
I've set alarms to remind me when to take my pills and eat my meals. The exercise equipment has been gotten out and placed where I can use it. I bought a water jug that contains my daily allotment of water and I'm drinking from it instead of drinking soda or nothing.

Personal Information:
I'm originally from Colorado and that is where I will always consider my home. I'm in a wheelchair but I'm trying to become more active so that I don't get any heavier and put more strain on my joints and muscles.

My favorite things include reading (I like sci-fi and romance but I'll read anything), writing, drawing, day trips, urban exploration, geocaching, and gardening.

I'm always looking for new friends, feel free to contact me:


Other Information:
Favorite color: blue, earth tones

Favorite music: jazz

Favorite author: Anne McCaffrey

Favorite TV show: Criminal Minds or NCIS

I'm an avid Gunsmoke fan and a natural redhead.

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  • v JULAA68
    emoticon Happy belated Birthday, Done Girl! emoticon
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    3640 days ago
    emoticon Happy Belated Birthday!!! emoticon
    3640 days ago
  • v JIBBIE49
    emoticon Happy BELATED Birthday, DONE GIRL. emoticon We are singing your song. emoticon

    The Leo woman isn't cut out to be fat as she wants more than anything to walk into a room and have the attention of everyone in it. NOT negative attention and criticism, but the kind that says "I have control of myself & I can teach you how to as well." She loves to teach others. She loves children & often works with them in some way, but she often has few of her own. She needs a group to deal with. She gets along well with Libra, Aquarius, Gemini, Aries and Sagittarius. She should avoid secretive Scorpio, since she lays all of her cards out on the table and wants others to do the same. She'd never think of getting revenge, as she has much to much "class" as the Lioness to do that. She will "get one up" by fairness & winning because she has worked and put out the effort.
    Heart disease can be an issue for her, so she needs to take care of her health. Dance, running, and bike races can give her the chance to "win." She is a natural "beauty queen" and can work in fashion, hair, or makeup. She has a sense of style and drama and knows colors.

    The charismatic center of attention, the Leo Sun Sign personality is ambitious, dominant and full of confidence. A born leader, they are most comfortable when they are in charge, and they bring out a strong sense of loyalty in their followers. Strong-willed and independent, they often place themselves in the center ring. They may be philosophical and spiritual, even if they aren't necessarily religious. They dream big, but have a practical follow-through that inspires confidence in others. They thrive on adversity, and are idealistic. They like to make an indelible first impression. Whether that is with fashion or by choosing a gaudy appearance one won't soon forget, depends on the individual. When they get what they want, they return friendship, warmth and loyalty to those around them.

    Without direction, Leo Sun Sign can be arrogant or overly controlling. Their challenge, therefore, is to conquer their own powerful nature. They can be stubborn and temperamental. Change is difficult to adjust to for them, at least at first. If jealous, they do not hesitate to use trickery or cunning to defeat their rivals. Possible negative traits include being self-centered, boastful, snobbish and disdainful. Luckily, they are usually quick to notice how others see them, and they may be able to adapt to a more likable persona. They can be their own worst enemy when they go too far trying to get attention. It may actually turn away those they hope to attract.
    Leo the Lion
    They are also loyal and devoted, especially in romantic relationships. At the same time, they may have numerous love affairs just because of the sensual pleasure involved. They like lots of affection and can be intensely enthusiastic. If rejected in love, they can be as ice. Once they give up on a relationship, there is no going back. They have a gregarious personality and hold marriage, family and children close to heart. They want to be the king or queen of the house and they will strive to be the best they can be. Their home will be a showplace as they use it as a backdrop for their perfect family. If you put your Leo on a pedestal, they will do all they can to keep you happy. If you try to take control, you may cause a power struggle that may end the entire relationship.
    Professionally, the Leo Sun Sign does well at any occupation where they have room to advance. Politicians, managers, organizers, doctors, lawyers, teachers and project leaders are frequent career choices. Any job with a prestigious title may be attractive to them. Performing and painting may appeal to artistic Leos. They are good motivators for their team or subordinates. This Sun Sign usually does well with finances, if they manage to control their spending. They believe that looking successful will attract success. This can cause them to overspend at the wrong time or to be extravagant to stroke their ego.
    The Leo Sun Sign personality responds well to compliments. If a loved one disappoints them, they are quickly disillusioned. They are extremely sensitive to criticism, and are slow to forgive. Intelligent and motivated, they work hard to make those around them comfortable as long as they feel appreciated. emoticon
    3640 days ago
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    3640 days ago
  • v CATS_MEOW_0911
    Hope you had a wonderful birthday!

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