All Knitting all the time!
DB and I walked the trails at Effigy Mounds, northeast Iowa
Weaving on a 200 year-old loom at a museum every fall.
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I live in Iowa; I knit, spin, weave, sew. If it has fiber I am all over it. Except for quilting and baskets; not enough time in the day.
Was off SparkPeople for a long, long time. But have found a new way to go. In April 2012 I reached my first goal of losing 60 pounds and have been at maintenance ever since. Which is not quite true. If you talked with my coach I was maintaining. But I gained weight back.
According to BMI and current weight charts (which are totally inaccurate and illogical) I was still counted as obese at 161. But right now I do not feel as good as I could. Sooooo, on the trail to lose what I have gained and perhaps go a bit lower to see how that feels.
My biggest goal is to limber up and gain more stamina. The fact that pounds drop off is an added benefit.
I have added more walking; taking the stairs going up. It is bumpy going with being consistent with weights.
Iowa City, Iowa
The hope is to retire soon (2014 did not happen-shooting for 2019) for a number of reasons: 1-more time with DB; 2-would be able to walk more and not be tied to an office; 3-fibre related things, creating, conferences, etc.; 4-be outside.
"Make it work" has become a talisman for me. Many times I want to walk away but Tim G's voice in my head will not let me and so I go back into the fray to try and make it work.
"Defeat may test you; it need not stop you. If at first you don't succeed, try another way.
For every obstacle there is a solution. Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence.
The greatest mistake is giving up."
Thank you for taking the time to comment on my blog, "The Secret Is Out." Have a healthy and successful day!
839 days ago
"Do not let your fire go out, spark by irreplaceable spark.
In the hopeless swamps of the not quite, the not yet, and the not at all,
do not let the hero in your soul perish and leave only frustration for the life you deserved, but never have been able to reach.
The world you desire can be won, it exists, it is real, it is possible, it is yours."
I appreciate you taking the time to comment on my "Back On Track" blog. Have a fabulously healthy day!
852 days ago
Thank you so much for the kind words on my blog. I truly do appreciate it!
858 days ago
"Many things are simply not going to happen with just one, or three, or even a dozen attempts. Yet anything becomes possible with enough persistence.
Keep going, and allow your efforts to build upon one another. Keep going, and transform the disappointments into achievements.
You have what it takes to keep going, because all it ever takes is just one more step forward.
Keep going, and work your way steadily to the richest rewards you can imagine."
-- Ralph Marston
Hope your week is going great, Spark friend! Keep taking those steps towards your goals. Never give up! As long as you keep going, you will succeed. You are always worth your best effort!
858 days ago
I will show the new cowl if I ever start it. I'm a little freaked out because before I bought the pattern and the yarn, I had all the skills they listed. BUT now, I've printed it out and the very first thing, the casting on method, is something I've never done!! I'll be you tubing a lot for this one. I guess it's time I learn something new. ALWAYS good to hear from you.
862 days ago