SHAPNUP is a SparkPeople Motivator!
So, we're almost at the end of September, and my favorite time of the year is here. I love fall. In a few weeks it will smell like pumpkins and football games and fallen leaves and Halloween. There will be an energizing crispness to the air and cool nights will make for great sleeping. And there's nothing better than stepping from a chilly evening into a warm kitchen with a pot of chili on the stove. I'm ready!
+ Glorify God
+ Love my family
+ Be healthy and strong
+ Laugh - a lot
+ Read good books
+ Enjoy life
* Make smart food choices
* Drink lotsa water
* Move - every day
* Listen to my body
* Keep a positive attitude
* Stress less
I live in a small town in north central Illinois. Love dogs, books, romantic comedies, classical music and the scent of cloves. Last year I bought myself a piano keyboard as a retirement gift. It's wonderful and I play almost daily. I enjoy reading, walking, working puzzles like crosswords, word games, magic squares, crypto quizzes, Sudoku and logic puzzles, usually while I'm watching the news. I am proud to be an American.
Secrets of Success
| current weight: 189.0
Hello, SHAPNUP, I hope you had a great day! I just wanted to let you know that the Dragons are part of the Biggest Loser Fall Challenge on Spark. If you would like to check this out, and see if it might be something interesting for you, please go to that team's page and poke around a bit. The Fall Challenge has just finished its third week out of ten. We had our weekly fitness/nutrition/lifestyle/weigh-in report due today, and anxiously await the results. Our team was fourth for total weight loss last time, out of twelve teams, and we did very well with our fitness and nutrition/lifestyle goals, too.
However, I am probably the least competitive person you will ever meet. I am also not much of a joiner. I am in this because these people are absolutely terrific. They are such caring, grounded people. I love working towards a goal with them.
While the fall challenge registration is closed, there is a list for team assignments for the next challenge, and if you like what you see, please sign up! For this time, I am an honorary Dragon, rather than a full member. The teams were full by the time I signed up. However, I think this is an excellent way to test things out without the pressure of full team membership. However, my team mates consider me to be a Dragon in my own right, and do not differentiate between the full and honorary members. It's just that my numbers only count towards the Dragon challenges, but not the All Team challenges. I may not have had the courage to join as a full member three weeks ago, since I was so new to Spark. However, after seeing what this is all about, now they will never get rid of me!
Anyway, no pressure, no obligation, no problem if no interest. I just thought I would mention my experience to you, since you cheered my team on today!
Have a great day, Koala Bear!
2 days ago
Thanks for visiting my page! I know you must think I'm nuts, with all the dragons, but I'm on a Spark People challenge team called "The Red Dragons" and we decorated our pages in Dragon solidarity! It's fun, and I really love my team mates.
I enjoyed writing you today, and I hope your week is wonderful.
3 days ago
Hello there !Thanks for your message! Let's do it! I just lost 0.8 pound in my first week so it will be a long journey for me. I'm doing my best but I know it will be slow. So it will be important to get the kind support of people like you! Thanksčś
4 days ago
ohYES I am a newbie here on this site. I LOVE it here! TY for the welcome :)
8 days ago
I'm still around. Mostly just been recording my exercise minutes and not much social stuff. Thanks for the goodie!
10 days ago