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A Different Summer This Year

Monday, June 23, 2014

I have been procrastinating writing my blog assignment for Week 3's BSG Challenge, but then I have been slightly busy taking care of my dh as he recuperates from his second knee replacement surgery last Tuesday. Shhhhh...don't tell him I posted these pics that I took "on the sly!" He would kill me if he knew! LOL

We had originally planned on leaving our new Florida home for the summer and travel north in our RV to see family and friends in Pennsylvania and also vacation in Maine for a few weeks, as we have done in previous years. But sometimes things just don't turn out the way you expect or wish. It's more important to me to have Dave's knees healed so that he can do all the active things with me that we used to do - mostly taking walks and hikes together. We still hope to head up north, but it probably won't be until mid-August and we then plan on coming back in mid-October. It looks like we won't be able to go to Maine, since it's more important for me to spend time with my parents in PA. It will be so nice to be with them and my son and lots of my friends - I miss them so much!

On the other hand, I really can't complain too much about being here in Florida. Yes, it's really hot and humid here in the summer and we've been experiencing thunderstorms just about every day. We are now staying inside in the AC during the day and can't enjoy our lanai. But... after a few days of me being "on call" to help Dave out throughout the day since he's been home from the hospital, I can now escape the house for a couple hours -to take my morning walk and to go to a social or play a game at the recreation center. In a few weeks Dave will be well enough for us to go out to dinner and take golf cart rides through the villages in the evenings. Some days I still can't get it through my head that this gorgeous community is my home!

Here are a few pictures from my morning walk last week. The first two are the sandhill cranes I saw walking across the street in front of me, just down the street from our house.

Here are some pictures at the town square, where my walking buddy, Kathy and I walk to each morning. It's peaceful to be there before all the stores and restaurants open. It can be really crowded later on, as they have entertainment there each evening.

So, no sightseeing trips for us this summer, but there will be other years for that. I am okay with my "different kind of summer!"

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STEPBYSTEP1955 6/27/2014 7:34PM

    Amy, I promise that I won't tell your hubby that you put up his picture here lol! Wishing your hubby a quick recovery. Sending good vibes that the rest of your summer plans work out like you wish them to. Spending time with your family will no doubt produce some cherished summer memories.

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    so glad Dave is doing better .. a different summer is okay, because now that the surgery is behind him Dave will be better able to enjoy your activities with less pain and you both can be more active soon !! you have taken on a great outlook and positive attitude and that is such a great motivator and inspiration !! enjoy your summer in all ways !!

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BONNIEMARGAY 6/24/2014 1:42PM

    Health to you both!

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MSTWOMOONS002 6/24/2014 12:07PM

    Hi Amy & Dave; emoticon
Love Love your photo's glad to see Dave is up & around & on the mend, therapy won't be far away now. Hope all goes well. Glad you & Kathy are still taking your walks that's important when your a care-giver, to first take care of yourself so then you can be the best care giver you can be, I'm sure your doing an awesome job being nurse Amy.

Hope the rest of your summer plans work out like you hope them too. So happy you get to see your loving family, that's so important. Cherish those precious times, the memories will be important to you later on down the road.

Take care & be well my dear friend, I'm here if you need me. Keep looking for the positive and you'll find it, allow positive energy to grow like a weed in your life for the more positive energy you have the more you can give away everyone needs a little help sometimes.

Many Blessings Always Debby

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THETURTLEBEAR 6/24/2014 11:57AM

    I'm glad his surgeries have gone well and he has the success of the first knee behind him. This time next year they'll be no stopping him!

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KRAZY4KATZ 6/24/2014 11:04AM

    Hope Dave's recover goes well and quickly. Thanks for sharing the photos of where you're at!

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MORTICIAADDAMS 6/24/2014 10:31AM

    Loved the pictures! It's a nice looking town and community. I hope your hubby has a speedy uneventful recovery.

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NHES220 6/24/2014 10:04AM

    So glad Dave is recuperating well! Hope he has a speedy recovery and can get out of the house soon!

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GARDENCHRIS 6/24/2014 7:39AM

    hope the hubs is feeling better soon.

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JANET552 6/24/2014 7:03AM

    I hope your DH's recovery continues to be smooth! Your community is beautiful!!

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CATHYGETSFIT 6/24/2014 3:20AM

    You have a great attitude and it sounds like you are really grateful to be living where you live and that Dave's knees are being replaced so that he can be more active with you. I hope Dave has a quick recovery and that he'll be pain free soon. emoticon

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2HAMSDIET 6/23/2014 11:07PM

    You do live a beautiful place. I wish your husband a speedy recovery so you can go visit your family. emoticon

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1CRAZYDOG 6/23/2014 10:48PM

    Hope your DH has a smooth recovery. NOT easy to go through, but it is worth the effort. I had mine done 7 yrs. ago and today . . . THAT knee is pain free. NOT so much the other one, but it's not ready for replacement yet.

Best wishes for a speedy recovery.

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BIGPAWSUP 6/23/2014 10:34PM

    Great attitude! Hope the end of the summer is awesome for you. Wishing your hubby a speedy recovery.

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BANNERMAN 6/23/2014 10:22PM

  Thanks for sharing.

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Father's Day Plans and Special Memories of my Dad (lots of pictures)

Sunday, June 15, 2014

My blog assignment for Week 2 of the A&I BSG challenge is about Father's Day: How will you spend Father's Day? Do you have any special plans?
Write a blog about your father, special memories, etc.

Well, I better get to it, before the day is over! LOL

Since we are still in Florida, and my dad and son are in PA, it doesn't really feel like Father's Day here, except for phone calls and photos I put on Facebook. Our son, Sean called Dave this morning, and I called my dad. They are all getting together at my parents' house for dinner. I wish I could be there, but in another month and a half we will be there in our RV for about two months, so I am looking forward to that, and don't feel too badly about it.

Dave is getting his second knee replacement on Tuesday, so we only have two days left for him getting out and about till he is in the hospital for three days and then homebound for about two weeks, except for going out for his PT. We are going out to dinner with our neighbors this evening, so that will be very nice. We just got back from going to our RV to load some things in there, while he can still lift heavy stuff and get up the steps.

Back to my dad...I have so many wonderful memories of him - he's such a great man! I am so grateful that he is still alive and a special part of my life! I can't be there physically right now, but I talk to him just about every day and give him big hugs through the phone lines. He is 84 right now and although he is doing fine for the most part physically, his mental faculties are deteriorating gradually with dementia, and he was just told by his doctor that he cannot drive anymore. This upset him quite a bit, and I feel so bad for him. The hardest part for me, I think is to see him more confused, not able to do the things he was able to do before. He's always been a proud man, and I feel for him as he feels a loss of dignity.

To honor him, I am going to post a few of my favorite pictures of my dad to share a little about what makes him so special to me.

There are lots of pictures of me as a child back in PA, but this is the only one I could find of him and me when I was little...we had such big snows!

Here I am with him when he walked me down the aisle...I still remember how nervous and proud he was!

Here are a few of the many silly pics I have of my dad. He always would clown around and make us laugh!!

Most of my pictures are of my dad with my son. Sean calls him Epop (a story I don't have time to share now.) They have had such a connection from the time Sean was born. Sean is still close to him today. They both are "die hard" Philadelphia sports fans and watch the games together...Sean lives 5 minutes away and goes to their house a lot. I am so thankful they are close!
Dad LOVED to mow the lawn, and it was hard to give that up recently.

My dad in his "Archie Bunker chair" taking care of Sean when he was sick!

This is a Phillies game we went to a couple years ago. My sister and her family were there, too. We used to go to Phillies games a lot when I was a teenager.

This is my favorite picture of my dad and me in recent years. I went over to help him shovel a BIG snow, and we had a blast together!

My mom and my dad are so close to each other! I don't know what one will do when the other is gone! I feel so fortunate to have seen such love between a man and wife!

Here is one of my favorite pictures from a few years ago, when we spent Father's Day at my sister's house.

Finally, these are two of the most recent pics of my dad that I have. The first one is he and my mom visiting us at the campground while we are living in our RV last summer.
The second one was when I took them out to breakfast. My dad's favorite meal is breakfast and I have many fond memories of going out to a diner for breakfast with my parents. I still do it when I get together with them.

Thanks so much for sharing my "dad memories" with me!

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MORTICIAADDAMS 6/17/2014 12:44PM

    I loved your pictures and hearing your memories of your dad!! It was a really moving blog!!

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KRAZY4KATZ 6/17/2014 9:09AM

    Wonderful blog and especially enjoyed the photos!

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MSTWOMOONS002 6/16/2014 1:41PM

    Hi Amy;

You are so blessed to have such a loving family & to still have both your parents still alive and in your life. If I were you I'd cherish every precious moment you get to share with them. It's wonderful that your sister & son are still so close to them. emoticon

I'll keep you & your family in my daily prayers, Dave too, I am envisioning his surgery going well and his recovery & physical therapy going well too. I'll be praying for you too as the care giver, care givers do so much to help others. emoticon

Take care & be well live love laugh and enjoy each precious moments, not just the ones on special holidays or when you look at photos.

Many Blessings Always Debby

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2HAMSDIET 6/16/2014 8:45AM

    what a blessing to have such a wonderful family.
I will be praying for you and your husband this week. Take care Susie

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DBELLE39 6/16/2014 8:20AM

    What an emoticon pictorial tribute to your dad. I can tell he was a barrel of fun to be around, what great memories you must have.

Praying for Dave as his surgery is soon approaching, keeping you in my thoughts & prayers as you help him through the recovery process.

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CATHYGETSFIT 6/16/2014 3:24AM

    What a wonderful blog with great tributes to your dad. Thank you for sharing so many great pictures of him. I wish I had more of my dad. Happy Father's day to your dad! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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FLORIDASUN 6/15/2014 8:38PM

    Such a wonderful father you have. It was fun sharing your memories and meeting your dear dad. Thanks for sharing! Happy Fathers Day to this wonderful man! emoticon

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STEPBYSTEP1955 6/15/2014 8:18PM

    Amy this is an awesome blog and a wonderful tribute to your dad. Thanks for sharing these cherished memories with us.

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Gratitude for June 4

Thursday, June 05, 2014

One of my goals for last month and this month is to blog more often. I have seen some people write blogs each day and wonder how they do it! Last week I tried it and it was pretty tough coming up with something different to write each day. So I don't know how long I will be able to make this work. I may not do it daily, but I am going to focus on the things I have to be grateful for in my days. I have so many blessings, but sometimes challenges take over the mind. Writing the positives down, just like I used to in a gratitude journal years ago will help me focus on all that I have to be thankful for!

emoticon I am grateful for an awesome morning walk with my walking buddy, Kathy! She is a wonderful friend...we've been walking together for six months now, and time just flies by when we are talking! She couldn't go as long today, but it was a good 45 minute, 2.5 mile walk on a beautiful June day in Florida!

emoticonI am grateful and proud of myself for making it to Day 11 on my 10,000 + step streak! I actually did over 15,000 steps today, as I got up to walk around the house throughout the day. I put on some music and got up to dance and use my step on a few songs, as I was going through paperwork this afternoon.

emoticon I am grateful that my dad was doing better than I expected when I talked to him today. Yesterday he found out he has skin cancer (squamous cell carcinoma) and will go to a dermatologist to get it removed. I am thankful that they caught it early and this type is unlikely to spread internally. The doctor also told him during his visit that he cannot drive anymore, due to his dementia. He took it hard, but today he wasn't as angry, so I am hopeful that he will cope with this change in his independence.

emoticon I am grateful that my ds lives close to my parents and visits them regularly to keep them company, as I am many states away and can't be with them for two more months. He loves them dearly and has always been close to them. He and my dad love watching baseball together...they are die-hard Phillies fans! He was there tonight, and he helped my mom find an email I had sent her.

emoticon I am grateful that I am getting on more of a schedule with my retirement. I made a weekly to-do list with chores and outings, and I am making sure that I do a balance of activities each day. I could spend way too many hours on the computer, so I am becoming more disciplined.

emoticon I am grateful for being able to spend quality time with my dh. Tonight was a beautiful night, so after we came back from taking our Jeep to get serviced, we jumped in the golf cart and then went to dinner at a Chinese restaurant. I went over my calories from my choices, but I thoroughly enjoyed what I ate, and will get back on track tomorrow. After dinner, we went to the square and walked around in a shop and then sat on the bleachers to listen to the band and watch people dance. When we got back home, we sat out on the lanai and watched the CMA awards together, while I was doing some sparking.

emoticon I am so grateful for my many special friends, who give me encouragement, love and support. I texted several friends tonight, I received my first Summer Buddy letter from a SparkTeam, and I communicated with several friends on SP through challenge teams, goodies, email, and blogs!

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MSTWOMOONS002 6/9/2014 3:28PM

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GRLTAZ 6/8/2014 5:13PM

    Amy, thank you for sharing and for reminding me to be grateful. I too, feel blessed.

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STEPBYSTEP1955 6/8/2014 11:30AM

    emoticon blog Amy. There are so many things[other than the "big stuffs" - house, wealth etc] to be grateful for on a daily basis. I am glad that you acknowledge these as simple as they may be. I am glad that you are settling into a post-retirement routine. Keeping you, your family and your parents in my prayers.

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SHARON10002 6/8/2014 12:12AM

    I'm sorry to read about your dad. It's nice that your DS lives nearby and goes to keep him company. Perhaps you could mention to him about getting your Dad out a couple of times a week - for either something fun or to help him get his list of errands out of the way.

emoticon on all of that emoticon !

emoticon This was a great blog! I don't blog every day. I blog if I have something to say, something I feel is worth sharing, or for motivation. Life is never about quantity, it is about quality.

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BARBIE176 6/7/2014 4:26PM

    What an emoticon blog. You have so much to be grateful for and it is always nice to acknowledge our blessing. It is good to hear that you are settling into a routine for your retirement. What a blessing that your son is able to keep your parents company while you are not able to. It is probably good for him as well as your parents!

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LJCANNON 6/6/2014 12:06AM

    emoticon I think using your Blog as a Gratitude Journal is a Great Idea!! It will remind You -- And All Of Us!! -- to Focus on our Blessings rather than our Challenges.
emoticon I've been trying to convince DH that he needs to have a "Schedule" to relieve the boredom while he is Off Work recovering from Colon Cancer surgery. I am convinced that your Schedule will make Your Days more Fulfilling and Productive.

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1CRAZYDOG 6/5/2014 5:44PM

    You have a wonderful list of things to be grateful for. That just keeps us in a positive frame of mind, which allows us to expend our energies where we WANT to! Good for you.

Sorry to hear about your Dad nad his dementia causing him to not be able to drive anymore. My Mom has Alzheimer's and lost her license a year ago. It's a very difficult thing for sure. ((HUGS))

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TURTLESLOW14 6/5/2014 2:16PM

    emoticon blog!!! we have every thing to be grateful for. Thanks for sharing

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CANDOK1260 6/5/2014 12:42PM

    emoticon for sharing this awersome blog

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NHES220 6/5/2014 11:21AM

    That was a great blog and don't worry about posting every day. I did it every day for a week as it was part of a challenge, but typically I am every week or less. Sounds like you are doing great. My Dad had to stop driving about a year and half ago and while I thought he was OK with it, he really misses it. He failed the test twice and it is quite the loss of independence. My Mom does not drive, so they depend on my two sisters and me to get around. I think we'll be facing that decision soon with my FIL - he is getting more frail and less steady, but my MIL is still pretty spry, but we are asking them to stay off the expressways as it is crazy out there. Glad your son is nearby to visit them. Sounds like you are doing great - keep up the good work!

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    Your blogs are quality and many of the ones who post every day are not. LOL. Sorry but I usually tell it like it is. Many people are blogging for points only and their blogs show that. I know because I used to blog daily and quit when I thought my blogs were slipping.

I wish I had a walking buddy. My hubby is mine but sometimes it's too hot after he gets off work or he is tired and, in the winter, it's dark.

Good job on the steps. I am trying to work back up to 15,000 a day.

I would imagine that my father will be in similar circumstances soon. He is in his mid 80s and has his funeral planned. He lives about 11 miles from town and is used to driving to town a lot on winding hilly roads so I worry about him. I had hoped he would move closer to my uncle but he doesn't want that.

Your DS sounds wonderful!!

Good job on the schedule! I want to do that too.

Your day with your hubby sounded fantastic!

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JAYKAYSTRONG 6/5/2014 6:51AM

    That's a nice list of blessings :)

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JANET552 6/5/2014 6:48AM

    You have lots to be thankful for!! I love your idea about a weekly list in retirement. I love lists as it is. Maybe I should start that -- caretaking has thrown my schedule for a loop.

My step mom was also told to stop driving. It's a milestone to have to give that up. She's taking it hard too. Best wishes to your dad!!

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KITT52 6/5/2014 2:54AM

    thanks for sharing....

Have a healthy day

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BEAUTY_WITHIN 6/5/2014 1:52AM

    Awesome blog!

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KALISWALKER 6/5/2014 1:50AM

    Congratulations 10,000 + streak! I enjoyed your blog - lots to be grateful for.

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BUBBALOOGA123 6/5/2014 12:57AM

    What an awesome blog! I know when I acknowledge my blessings, that life seems much more vibrant and joyous. I'm so sorry to read about your dad -- sent my prayer just now for quick healing and recovery. Wishing you well this evening and lots of success in your 100 day challenge, too! :)

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Progress and Goals - Stunning Strawberries Week 1 blog

Tuesday, June 03, 2014

May was a successful month for me in a lot of ways. I continued to release pounds, going from 193.8 to 187.4 (today's weigh-in.) I made my goal of losing 5% of my weight for the Spring 5% challenge, so I was very happy about that. I continued to eat well, limiting processed ďwhiteĒ carbs, although I occasionally let myself have a little treat, not as strict as I was in April, but not going crazy! Hubby and I started eating out a couple times a week now that he is able to get out and about after full recuperation of his first knee replacement surgery, but we still make meals at home a lot, and I have tried some new recipes as I had wanted to. I am drinking lots of water and rarely have a diet soda. I blogged more often, especially the last week of May, when I wrote every day for my Shooting Stars team. I had a goal to try to get 10,000 steps in each day, but as I wrote in a blog last week, I wasnít really serious about it and was up and down, never consistent with it till the end of the month, when I did 7 days in a row, which gave me a total of 20 out of 31 days. I WILL give myself a little break here, as I was sick for about a week after Mother's Day. As far as putting more variety into my exercising, I did some stretching and went on the stationary bike, as well as did WATP moves in the house on hot days, along with my morning walks. I didn't go swimming or to the gym or do as much ST as I wanted to, so I will make this a priority again this month.

June will be all about consistency for me. I joined a 100 day challenge, so I am going to be sure I get the 10,000+ steps in each day, and also concentrate on being active throughout the day. What I notice is that when I do my 3.5-4 mile walk first thing in the morning, Iím already at 8,000 steps by 8 AM, so I know that it will be a breeze getting the rest. Then I tend to have low points in the afternoon or evening when I donít move much. I want to be more aware of this and get off my butt and move around whenever I see that red bar go across the top of my vivofit tracker.

Food-wise, I want to continue with what I have been doing, since itís working. Many times in the past I get tired of doing something and go back to my old ways. I will work on staying consistent in eating healthy, going light on the processed carbs and getting plenty of fruit and veggies and drinking lots of water. I will keep trying new recipes to change things up again, so I donít get bored with the same type of meals, especially snacks. I hope that by the end of June, I will have lost another 5 pounds.

This month I will continue the goal of writing more than one blog a week, and also keep spending time giving encouragement and support in the form of goodies and personal notes to SparkFriends on my teams. I have plenty of time to do this, as we will not be traveling in our RV this month. Dave is having his second knee replacement surgery on June 17th, so we can enjoy going out with friends for a couple weeks, and then weíll be back to square one with him in the hospital for a few days and then coming home and needing my support to do everything (which Iím happy to do!)

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BARBIE176 6/7/2014 4:38PM

    emoticon emoticon on achieving so many of your goals in May and on your weight loss. I am so proud of you for achieving your 5% loss during the challenge! Keep up the good work! emoticon emoticon

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    emoticon good work! Wishing you the best for the month of June on your goals.


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JANET552 6/5/2014 6:44AM

    emoticon I like the way you are looking at what you are doing in an objective way and tweaking your goals as needed. Congratulations on the weight loss!!

I'm glad your DH is doing well and wish him well for his second knee replacement!

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CATHYGETSFIT 6/5/2014 4:17AM

    emoticon on your weight loss!! Consistency really is the key to losing weight! I think you have some great goals for June and I'm sure you'll achieve them. You were honest about what you need to work on and that's always good. I know you are still adjusting to retired life but you know what you need/want to work on. I hope Dave's other knee surgery goes well. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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BONNIEMARGAY 6/4/2014 5:26PM

    Accountability and deadlines can help so much. You can do this!

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    I love your ideas. You are always mindful of what will work for you and how to achieve your goals. It's not always easy when things change so much as they have in your life over the past 2 years. You are very good at adapting to change, resilient.

I hope your hubby has a good second surgery and a speedy recovery.

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    great assessment and honest one too .. keep up the great work and WTG on a job well done thus far !!

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KRAZY4KATZ 6/4/2014 12:40PM

    You had a great May and here's to an even better June!

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FOXXYROXXYD 6/4/2014 10:30AM

    Awesomeness! That's you! Here's to a FABULOUS June! emoticon

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SHARON10002 6/3/2014 10:45PM

    emoticon on your weight loss for the challenge! I finished up 2 pounds. . . emoticon Good luck to your DH on his next surgery. He is pretty courageous to get them done so close together!

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TURTLESLOW14 6/3/2014 9:42PM

    Looks like your May was full. Your goals you had were all doable. I like your June goals, sounds like a great plan

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1CRAZYDOG 6/3/2014 9:33PM

    Honest appraisal. Now we need to go on and make June a productive month! Good weight release!

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Last day of the Spring 5% Challenge

Friday, May 30, 2014

Today is the last day of the Spring 5% challenge, and I am proud of myself for ending on a great note....getting exercise minutes in each day and blogging/giving feedback for maximum points for the LTGL. I have to say that at the end of this week, it was tougher to figure out what to blog about. I do usually blog once a week for another team and had a monthly goal to blog more often than that, but I have to say that writing every day was challenging for me. More than blogging, I enjoyed reading other sparkers blogs and responding to them. I got to know some people better and was happy to provide encouragement and praise! I will definitely continue to read and respond to blogs more often.

The last weigh-in for our challenge is tomorrow, and I'm crossing my fingers that I end well. I went from 202.8 to 188 and then gained a pound back last week. I was on the scale this morning and I was still 189, so I will be happy with that, losing about 14 pounds and making my 5% goal +! I will check back in again tomorrow to share my official number.

I am on a little plateau right now, so I will be figuring out a way to break it! really look forward to losing more weight for the Summer 5% Challenge!

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KALISWALKER 6/3/2014 12:48AM

    Congratulations on your weight loss. Let's do it again this summer.

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FLORIDASUN 6/2/2014 10:31PM

    You did a FINE job on the challenge! I can't wait til the next one fires up. I LOVE to read blogs..just love em. I also write more than my fair share. People say I'm crazy to share such personal stuff...but I say..the truth shall set you free and I have nothing to hide so why not?

I blog about the good, the bad, and sometimes even the helpful once in a while. emoticon I LOVE my sparkie friends..the best in the world! emoticon

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TURTLESLOW14 5/31/2014 11:41PM

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    I read a lot of blogs and enjoy it. I have learned a lot from reading them.

Great job on the weight loss!!

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STEPBYSTEP1955 5/31/2014 6:08PM

    emoticon emoticon Amy on meeting your goal. I fell short of mine by 1 lb. Hope to meet and surpass the 5% in the summer challenge.

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SPARKLED146 5/31/2014 5:47PM

    emoticon See you in the summer challenge!

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MAINEALI 5/31/2014 5:45PM

    Well done!


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BONNIEMARGAY 5/31/2014 2:54PM

    Good for you!

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SHERYLP461 5/30/2014 10:35PM

    Amy, that is fantastic, way to go!! It has been a pleasure to be on a team with you, I hope to see you for the Summer Challenge

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AUNTRENEE 5/30/2014 9:35PM

    Good for you. I'm hoping to lose more weight this summer. I have a wedding to go to in July for my youngest niece. I've adding push mowing to it. I'm hoping to do it once a week if the weather will let me. I mowed today and it looks like I will do it again a week from today. I get up to 15 SparkPoints from doing that. Today it was 76 minutes and 11 days ago it was 67 minutes and that was just 13 SparkPoints. If you can, add push mowing to your weekly routine because it burns 400+ calories per time.

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FITWITHIN 5/30/2014 9:33PM

    Excellent job on the 5% Challenge! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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