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My goals to be met by the time of my annual doctor visit in July 2015:
1. Lose 18 lbs.
2. Have a total cholesterol below 200.
3. Have a fasting blood sugar below 100.

My other goal is to improve in mind, body and spirit and I have listed 14 things to do in 2014.
*1. Try kale. It's so healthy. Why haven't I done this yet? Done 2/5/14
*2. Snowshoe. Hopefully we'll have a warmish winter day so I can. Done 2/14/14
*3. Meet a Spark Friend. Anyone ...
My goals to be met by the time of my annual doctor visit in July 2015:
1. Lose 18 lbs.
2. Have a total cholesterol below 200.
3. Have a fasting blood sugar below 100.

My other goal is to improve in mind, body and spirit and I have listed 14 things to do in 2014.
*1. Try kale. It's so healthy. Why haven't I done this yet? Done 2/5/14
*2. Snowshoe. Hopefully we'll have a warmish winter day so I can. Done 2/14/14
*3. Meet a Spark Friend. Anyone else interested? Done 3/7-8/14
*4. Walk a walk/run. I was going to put 5K but I just want to start by doing one. Paws for Brittany dog walk 5/10/14 Also did the Turkey Trot 2K with Molly 11/27/14.
*5. Get a facial. It sounds like so much fun! 12/16/14 LOVED it!
6. Learn Tunisian Crochet. I've crocheted for years. It's about time I broaden that skill.
*7. Take an Excel class. Years ago, I took a Word class and John took an Excel class with the idea that we'd teach the other person what we learned. That part never happened and I am often lost in Excel and it's just too easy to just let John take over and do it for me.
Done 4/4/14
*8. Thanksgiving to Christmas -- 28 days of giving. Done 12/24/14 My giving ranged from baking treats for the dogs to giving money to a local humane society to sponsor 2 animals for one month. I think this is a great challenge for every year.
*9. Call or see a friend every week. I connect too much online and that just isn't the same. Done 12/31/14 This was way too easy. I guess I don't connect as much online as I thought.
*10. Listen to a book on tape. It will be good to stretch my auditory skills. Done 3/19/14
*11. Try seeding root vegetables in early November so they over winter. I heard about this on public radio and am curious to try it. 11/6/14 Planted and mulched but I have my doubts. The stretch of warm weather we had in the second week of December probably won't help either.
*12. Visit a new Wisconsin town. Done 6/25/14 I visited Wittenburg for my first visit to Nueske's.
*13. Try hummus. Done 1/12/14
*14. Find a great lipstick. 6/11/14
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Member Since: 7/22/2008

SparkPoints: 217,323

Fitness Minutes: 257,947

My Goals:
Lose 30 more lbs.

My Program:
Eat a healthier diet -- with an emphasis on fruits and vegetables.

Walk/bike/Spark videos for a total of 120 fitness minutes per day.

Drink my water!!!

Personal Information:
I live in Central Wisconsin. I retired from my job as a speech therapist for a local school district in June 2008. Then I worked part time until June 2012. Now I am fully retired. I have been married for 30+ years. We only have canine children.

Other Information:
I love to read, cross stitch and crochet. I also love to do Sudoku. My favorite thing to do is to walk the dogs. My husband was diagnosed with celiac disease in January 2011 so we have had to change the way we cook and eat. For the most part, it has been a positive change.

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BARBIEE52
12/27/2014 11:01:06 PM

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Sending you some comical quotes to think about......hope they make you smile

“I tried every diet in the book. I tried some that weren’t in the book. I tried eating the book. It tasted better than most of the diets.” ~Dolly Parton

“Can it be a mistake that ‘STRESSED’ is ‘DESSERTS’ spelled backwards?” ~Unknown

“Forget love… I’d rather fall in chocolate!” ~Unknown

“When I buy cookies I eat just four and throw the rest away. But first I spray them with Raid so I won’t dig them out of the garbage later. Be careful, though, because that Raid really doesn’t taste that bad.” ~Janette Barber

“I bought a talking refrigerator that said “Oink” every time I opened the door. It made me hungry for pork chops.” ~Marie Mott

“A dog is one of the remaining reasons why some people can be persuaded to go for a walk.” ~O.A. Battista

“If your dog is fat, you’re not getting enough exercise.” ~Unknown
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(((~~~)))~~~^^^~~~Barb~~~^^^~~~(((~~~)))
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KALANTHA
12/27/2014 5:49:47 PM

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Just a little progress

Even just a little progress, is progress. Even the smallest step forward is very much worth taking, because it maintains a positive momentum.

If you’re not moving ahead as fast as you’d like, don’t get discouraged. Get creative, get inspired, get focused and get truly enthusiastic about the direction you’re going.

Then, take the next step, and keep yourself moving steadily toward the goal. Remind yourself that even when you’re going slowly, you’re going solidly in the direction you’ve chosen.

Yes, the setbacks will certainly come, and when they do, you’ll know exactly how to quickly recover because you’ve been doing it all along. Get back up, face forward, and take the next step.

Even if it were possible, you wouldn’t want all your dreams to be fulfilled at once. It’s far more satisfying to savor each milestone as it comes, and to know that there will be many more.

Spend this day celebrating, enjoying and making use of your chance to make a little progress. Feel how great it feels to continue moving forward.

— Ralph Marston

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SOPHIEDO13
12/27/2014 8:27:15 AM

It was slow cooker chicken marinara and vegetables. It was tasty. I hope to make the crust less quiche today.



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BARBIEE52
12/26/2014 8:40:20 PM

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..........."Lets Take a Moment to Be Thankful""..........

For every accident that never happened,
For every grave illness that was not caught,
For every tornado that never formed.
And for every mean word withheld when we fought,

We can only see what's in front of us,
And can be thankful for what we've got,

But to really, truly embrace gratitude,
We have to also remember,
To always be thankful,
For every "never", "didn't", and "not".....

~~^^^^~~((~~))~~Barb~~((~~))~~^^^^~~
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FATHINSN
12/26/2014 9:57:55 AM

Thanks for your comment blog :D I hope this tiny step of daily 1-min jump will help me a lot :D



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