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My goals to be met by the time of my annual doctor visit in July 2016:
1. Lose 20 lbs.
2. Have a fasting blood sugar below 100.

I also plan to accomplish these 16 things in 2016. This is my third year of doing a list and I love them. Some of the items have been on the list before. Either I didn't get to them or I like them enough to do an encore. As always, I reserve the right to change any item on the list for any reason. The goal is and will be to just do new ...
My goals to be met by the time of my annual doctor visit in July 2016:
1. Lose 20 lbs.
2. Have a fasting blood sugar below 100.

I also plan to accomplish these 16 things in 2016. This is my third year of doing a list and I love them. Some of the items have been on the list before. Either I didn't get to them or I like them enough to do an encore. As always, I reserve the right to change any item on the list for any reason. The goal is and will be to just do new things or things in a new way.

1. Have my palm read.
2. Try a new type of yoga. Yoga Nidra class started 1/19/16
3. Make a wine kit. I got one for Christmas 2014 and haven't had an opportunity to make it. I will in 2016!!
4. Take an essential oils class. 4/2/16
5. Learn enough German to read a children's book. I'll give this another opportunity on the list.
6. Pie at Norske Nook.
7. Make soap. 4/3/16 I made a kit that I had purchased from Amazon. I used a glycerin base and it was quite easy. In retrospect, I wish I had not bothered with the dye. I am hoping I did not add too much scent. It came with lavender and I used about half of the small vial.
8. Play cards at the senior center. Ours was demolished in 2015 but I found out they are meeting at the mall.
9.Tour a cranberry bog at harvest.
10. Try geocaching.
11. Take a painting class. They are offering classes now where a teacher takes you through making a picture step by step. All experience levels are acceptable. We'll see if no talent is acceptable. 2/11/16 The class was so much fun and I am amazed at what the teacher coaxed out of us.
12. Teach Tony a trick. Thank you EABL81 for the idea. It will definitely be more challenging to teach the cat than it was to teach the dogs.
13. See the Northern Lights.
14. Try adult coloring. Bought a book in January and sat down to color for the first time 2/9/16. It is relaxing.
15. Volunteer in a new way. When I imagined this one, I forgot that I would begin doing my volunteer time for Master Gardeners. I've signed up to work in two places, one is at the zoo and the other is a garden area in a parking lot. I have to complete 24 volunteer hours by the end of October and I got my first few hours 4/6/16 when I volunteered to help count seeds to make packets for the Children's Festival in late April.
16. Visit a new Wisconsin city. An oldie but a goodie.

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Member Since: 7/22/2008

SparkPoints: 336,534

Fitness Minutes: 316,659

My Goals:
Lose 25 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 30+ years. We only fur kids. Mostly we have 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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EABL81
4/30/2016 10:26:01 PM

Oh, good! I'm glad it was within normal range and nothing to be concerned about. I can't give blood at all. My veins are too narrow for the needles. The last time I tried (years ago), they told me not to bother coming back. I guess that makes me a blood donor reject :-(

Yes, things are almost at an end for the semester. I just have some papers and presentations to grade and a couple of finals to give next week. I never teach in the summer - I feel as though I need the down time to recharge. Instead I work on research, and similar things I don't get enough time to do during the semester.

What about you? Any special plans for the summer? Are you still painting? It would a great way to get outside and enjoy the weather. I have friends that sometimes take painting workshops in the summer where they can spend the day outside painting landscapes. Sounds like a lovely way to spend the day.

Hope you have a great Sunday! Please shake Tony's paw for me :-)



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BARBIEE52
4/30/2016 7:14:51 PM

emoticon emoticon emoticon ~~I HOPE~~ emoticon emoticon emoticon

I hope that one day you buy every pretty dress you´ve ever wanted.
I hope you wear them and dance barefoot in summer and laugh.
I hope you smile at all the little things, like flowers, the wind blowing in your face. raindrops,
the smell of fresh cut grass and the laughter of children.
I hope you get that tattoo you´ve always wanted. I hope you learn to speak French Fluently.
I hope you go to Paris and NYC and get lost, and you will be found.
I hope you never stop singing, even when people tell you that you can´t – in fact,
especially then, that´s when I hope you´ll sing the loudest.
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I hope you buy a bracelet everywhere you go,
or something you´ll always remember that place, until your whole arm is filled with them.
I hope you Love God with all your heart. I hope you stop beating yourself up
about everything that´s out of your control.
I hope you have the guts to speak up when something is important to you.
I hope you step out of your comfort zone.
I hope you fall insanely in love with someone unexpected.
I hope you forget about your scars – inside and out –
and in the middle of all this strange and beautiful world you learn to be happy.
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emoticon emoticon I hope you have a Sensational Sunday! emoticon emoticon
emoticon emoticon emoticon ~~Barb~~ emoticon emoticon emoticon



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1SANDRA2BFIT
4/29/2016 11:19:40 AM

Is it worth it? The question is, are YOU worth it?
~ Unknown ~

Have a wonderful day. emoticon



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KELLYFIT123
4/29/2016 9:07:50 AM

Thanks for your comment on my blog. Obesity has been trending upward every decade for a long time, but only since the late 1970s has it been considered a public health crisis. Here's an interesting visual.

https://directorsblog.nih.gov/2012/11/07
/a-view-of-the-u-s-obesity-epidemic/



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CLUMBOY
4/29/2016 7:27:12 AM

hi! glad you like the canisters--I know the gardener in you fell in love :-)
as to location--she told me that the busy shopping area near us (about 45 min away) tried very hard to convince her to locate there as a replacement for another very similar high end kitchen store that left (I think the owner retired) but her monthly expenses would have been a minimum of 6K and she couldn't handle the stress of having to cover that each month. that figure was for rent, taxes and utilities--wouldn't have covered employees or anything else. part of the reason small businesses are disappearing is the fact that they cannot cover their expenses, where big chain stores can because the cost is spread across the country. and don't even get me started on how many small specialty nurseries have disappeared--either from competition by the chains, or wholesalers that have gone belly up because they made one sided deals with large chains that effectively drove them out of business. so the upshot is--if you want plants that are anything other than what is grown and bred to fit on the shelves and displays at lowes and home depot you have to look pretty far afield.
I love TALL plants--and I have a lot of them. I have had to use the internet to locate all of them. and now that I am no longer selling potted perennials, they will be a little harder to find in this area. Wisconsin still has some very good nurseries--but where we live is a virtual wasteland.



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