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My goals to be met by the time of my annual doctor visit in September 2017:
1. Lose 18 lbs.
2. Have a fasting blood sugar below 100.

17 in 2017
2. Read 6 books related to health.
3. Try a paczki. 2/24/17 I had never tried one because of the powdered sugar but they are so iconic. I had a lemon filled paczki and it was delicious though I'm still not fond of the powdered sugar. Good thing they're only available for a few days each year.
5. Hot stone massage. 12/11/17 I absolutely loved it!!
7. Try an ABC Sudoku. 1/30/17 I see they also make a color Sudoku so I'll have to give that a try too. 1/30/17 Decided to try the color one right away so I could put off dusting. It was fun but I wasn't fond of the app so I think I'll just give that one up. Sudoku is addicting enough for me. I don't really need a bunch of different types.
8. Make garden art.
9. Make a button bracelet.
10. Acquaint myself with our brand new library. It opened in November 2016 and I haven't made the time to visit it yet. Got my visit in on 1/24/17. I need to participate in their adult programming more. So many interesting things going on there.
11. Try a mug cake.
12. Make 17 new recipes. January: I tried slow cooker recipes for pea soup and broccoli cheese soup which I currently make on the stove but didn't prefer either.
13. Participate in the library's Winter Reading Program. 2/27/17 I turned my reading list in with one day left in the program. I didn't get any bingos but I did read or listen to 6 books between January 22 and February 28. I got six tickets to put in the prize boxes and I even won a prize. I won a gift certificate to use at the mall.
14. Participate in the library's Book Club. 3/27/17

Member Since: 7/22/2008

Fitness Minutes: 384,461

My Goals:
Lose 20 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!!!

Learn to think before I eat.

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 35 years. We only have fur kids. Mostly we've owned dogs but in November 2013 we decided to give a kitty a chance. Tony is quite an experience.

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I love to read, cross stitch and crochet. 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. He has other health problems that limit his mobility so I care for him as needed. I also share the care for my aging father and my stepmother who has dementia.

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    Rooting for Ben somewhat as he is the first "local" player we've had and he's the underdog right now.
    43 minutes ago
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    That's great news about your PT and MRI! You've taken such good care of yourself by exercising faithfully and staying in shape. It sounds as though it's paying off. It sounds as though you're making great strides towards your goal. It may still be a ways off, but you'll get there.

    I know what you mean about the wind, but 1 degree sounds pretty cold to me! :-) We've had some episodes of high winds and cold temps here over the last few days, along with a little snow. The snow wasn't enough to worry too much about, except for Tuesday night when it got a bit slick. When I left the grocery store that evening, the snow was literally going sideways in the wind. Bitter! We're getting a short warm up starting Saturday, and without the wind it wasn't bad today either. Still, I expect you'd giggle about we consider cold here.

    Are you ready for Christmas yet? I realized how far behind I was, so took Monday off to go shopping. I had my final ready to go, so no reason not to. Got all my shopping done, so it was time well spent.

    Take care and stay warm! Head butts to Tony from Tigger and Bear.

    43 minutes ago
    emoticon that you are done PT. Yeah!

    I'm still having my sore throat and runny nose. Coughing. Blah!
    I'm trying to wrap the 2 GD presents. It's fun but it takes time. I'm having some Campbell's chicken and wild rice soup. I steamed broccoli and cauliflower pieces and added them. Yum!

    Have a great afternoon. Will you be going out for errands? If you do, be safe on the roads.

    Thanks for asking,
    8 hours ago
    Who has the power to change your destiny? Who is the one who will make tomorrow happen today? Who will help you discover life’s true colors? YOU! Allison Maslan
    12 hours ago
    hi! we are COLD here--hope you are warmer there. have a lovely day!
    13 hours ago
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