BUSYMOM911    
 
 
Baltimore Segway Aug 2013 while at Otokon convention (with my DH)





Latest Segway tour (10/12), Memphis with Elvis statue in background. Sister Jean is latest convert!





May 2013 - 3 generations. DD Michaela, GD Kaysiana & myself at dance recital



I have 48 pics in my gallery





Awards






 
I Refuse to Do Nothing!

3/26/14 - Spring is a brand new start for nature. I'm counting on it too. I want to jumpstart myself. Winter was a drag & not too kind on my waistline either. So I've joined the 5% Challenge team for accountability. Let's see what I can do with this opportunity.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

I REFUSE to turn my back and try and act like all is well,
I REFUSE to stay unchanged, to wait another day to die to myself,
I REFUSE to make one more excuse. ...
3/26/14 - Spring is a brand new start for nature. I'm counting on it too. I want to jumpstart myself. Winter was a drag & not too kind on my waistline either. So I've joined the 5% Challenge team for accountability. Let's see what I can do with this opportunity.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

I REFUSE to turn my back and try and act like all is well,
I REFUSE to stay unchanged, to wait another day to die to myself,
I REFUSE to make one more excuse.
It's time for me to follow through and do what I was made to do
... I could choose not to move - But I REFUSE!
♫♫♫♫ some lyrics by Josh Wilson - "I Refuse" ♫♫♫♫

^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
2014 goals -
Reduce, reduce, reduce.... reduce weight, reduce clutter, reduce debt. All easier said than done. :)
I've been married 39 years to the same terrific (and patient) guy. We have 4 young adults (2 boys and 2 girls), as well as three granddaughters (2 yr, 4 yrs & 8 yrs) who I watch full-time.

I am so thankful that I found this website! I have been in a lethargic fog for the past 8 years, and browsing this site literally SPARKED me awake. I am SOOO looking forward to my journey.

There is so much that I've wanted to do (organize and paint, finally straighten out the garden, finish my quilting UFO's, and most of all, get healthy). I feel old, and I'm tired of it. Hopefully, losing weight will help my heels and joints. I want energy, and I can tell already after a month here, this will give me my life back. No more sitting on the sidelines!

+ + + + ++ + ++ + + + + + + + ++ + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + +

Bucket list since Sparking - did horseback riding, Segways (thoroughly love), performed with a taiko drumming group, and took underground tour at Disney. Walked my 1st 5k 11/19/11; ran 9/16/12. Want to improve on time.

Add to bucket list - learn Japanese & Hawaiian , learn ukelel & ocarina, shoot a gun, do a zip line, get good with hooping to do tricks, juggle, cosplay at Otokon 2014, and go to Hawaii with my DH.
** DH fighting double cancer (prostate metastasized to bones). Hopefully on God's list is 37 MORE years married to DH.
Read More About BUSYMOM911 (Updated April 6)




SparkFriends



SparkTeams



My Ticker:

 
109,978 SparkPoints


 
Interact with BUSYMOM911

Send Member a Private Message







Recent Blogs:





 
Profile

Member Since: 1/16/2011

SparkPoints: 109,978

Fitness Minutes: 32,584

My Goals:
*2 races in 2011:
- 9/17/11 - Catherine Boulay Fnd 5k walk - 52 min.
- 10/15/11 - WOMEN'S 5K CLASSIC - walk - 50:52
* 2 races in 2012:
-9/16/12 - iRUNpigs 5K : 44:57
-10/13/12: WOMEN'S 5K CLASSIC -run - 46:48
- 10/5/13 - TheColorRun Lehigh Valley

* to have energy and strength to enjoy my grandkids (that car seat is getting heavier to lug around).

* Losing weight and strengthing my body should eliminate my heel pain.

* set up my sewing room.

* Finish my exercise / beach room. Need to paint bay window, & decorate using beachy purchases I've bought over the last 10 yrs.

* Pre-pregnancy weight (1978) which really is not unrealistic

My Program:
* track all food going into this body.
* was sadly lacking in fiber. Now trying to get 25-35 grams/day. And upping protein.

* JUST KEEP MOVING. Pop in a CD and dance around to the whole CD with my granddaughter.
*Gardening burns calories!
*Hooping - bought both GDs their own hoops.
* hope to add kettlebells for quick, intense workup.

Personal Information:
* resides in PA.

* have 4 kids (35,34,31,19), 3 granddaughters (7 yrs, 3 yrs + 1 yr old) and 2 dogs (Jake - Westie & Eevee - a rescue stray - Terrier/Pom mix).

** leader of the Robot Skeleton Army team - LLS with Craig Ferguson. This daily dose of laughter helps me get through the day. Join me if you love Craig's wacky humor

Other Information:
~~~ Spring 5% Challenge Plan ~~~
* will drink at least 6 glasses of water/day (hard for me).
* track my food daily
* walk at least 5000 steps/day.
* at least 10 min of intentional exercise (besides stepping) daily
* more fiber and protein.

OTHER GOALS:
* use this summer to finish painting rooms in house, set up my craft room, & get garden in order.

* be more supportive to others.

Profile Image





 
 



Easter Basket
From:
EMSSBEARS

Workout Clothes
From:
JENNIK2

Welcome Mat
From:
2014 Spring Ted...

Vacation
From:
KAYTIE22

Best Wishes
From:
TEDDYBEARTEAM

Beach Ball
From:
SUNFLOWERGAL40




Member Comments:
HEALTHYGRAMMY49
4/5/2014 1:45:41 AM

BusyBear, Good luck with reaching your 5% goal in the Spring Challenge emoticon . Take off is just a few hours away...Buckle up & get ready to roll!!! Cheering you on, BevBear



Report Inappropriate Comment
MUSIC2HISEARS
3/30/2014 5:53:16 PM

LOL! The June Cleaver photo has produced a lot of great responses, but sadly, the prospects have been slim...even if I can cook up a mean dish of anything!



Report Inappropriate Comment
LECATES
3/3/2014 10:17:20 AM

Well, dh broke his knee cap---so they sent us right over to the ortho doc---put in a brace---at least he does not need surgery.



Report Inappropriate Comment
LECATES
3/2/2014 1:51:47 PM

figured I won't need the boots in the Flower Show and the bus will drop us off and should think the sidewalks will be clear---no way could I spend all day on my feet in boots---too bad you are not going---sure hoping we get ours later so we can get to MRI--IT Is so early that I don't know if we will even know if they are open.



Report Inappropriate Comment
LECATES
3/2/2014 8:48:27 AM

Wanted to let you know that I will be at the Flower Show on Wednesday---taking a bus trip up.



Report Inappropriate Comment
Member Comments Page (547 total):  123Next >Last >>

See My SparkFavorites Report Inappropriate Page