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BLC Break!

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Taking a Break

This is a blog about what I will be doing over the break. Well number 1:I will be coming in to chat to keep accountability going, I tend to go off path when left to my own devices! Those old habits start creeping back in, slow but sure. I hate to have to admit this but it is a fact, I need support and encouragement, I cannot seem to do it alone!

2:I need to log food, water and exercise, I need to know that I am not over calories, and nutrients, also a proper amount of exercise and water will keep me healthy!

3: I also need to do some fun things, do some outside activities , be involved with family and friends

4: I will be working on reaching Onederland by Sept 24th wish me luck lol!

Aloha ladies, going to enjoy some sun! emoticon emoticon emoticon

  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

CIPHER1971 7/19/2014 6:49PM

    Luck doesn't come into it, you will make onederland because of your hard work and determination.

Have a great day


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MYTHMYTH 7/18/2014 3:03PM

    Great goals! Let's count down to Sept 24th. How many days away is it?

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SUSANELAINE1956 7/18/2014 10:31AM

    I love the monkey picture. emoticon

I am the same way on my own. It helps so much to have contact with others and talk about the healthy things we are doing. On my own, I am a procrastinator. I'm pretty sure we aren't alone in this sentiment. emoticon

Good plan, and good luck on onederland! emoticon

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TRAVELGRRL 7/17/2014 5:03PM

    Enjoy the break, but stay plugged in! You can do it!

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BLC Challenge: Progress Made

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Our Task for the challenge is to write a blog about the best thing about my experience this round, or about the progress I made due to participation!

Well those that know me, know this round was a very difficult one, 2 surgeries back to back, awaiting a shoulder replacement, then a severe flare up with Diverticulitis, also pulled muscles in my abdomen..I swear someone put a curse on me!!!! What more could go wrong!

The one thing I am proud of is that I did not give up, I had to go to a crawl, but I still showed up everyday pain or no pain....that proves to me that I am indeed serious about applying myself, and moving ahead. I could do little or no exercise toward the end, but I could keep up on diet, and be there to "root" my teammates on! This round was a hard one, but I am happy to say I came out a couple of lbs lighter.

It helped so much to have my team mates behind me 100%, it was all the encouragement and support, that kept me coming in and doing what I could do!

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CIPHER1971 7/19/2014 6:52PM

    You have done so much more than you give yourself credit for, and continue to inspire us all to push on through.

Have a great weekend


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SUSANELAINE1956 7/17/2014 1:13PM

    You suffered through so much but you displayed grace and grit throughout. I hope you are doing better soon. It will be fun to see what you can do when you are feeling better. You did so much even with all that pain. You are a wonder. emoticon

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Week 12 For Spa Things to be Grateful For

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

I am grateful for all the wonderful things god gave me and still to come. Lovely family,friends for my life and all the people that I shared great moments with, and for the amazing strong and independent woman that I am today for that I'm grateful and very blessed:))

1: Family & Friends
2: Drs to heal me and make me well again
3: Food & Medicine
4: Memories
5: Creativity

That is just a few of many!

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CIPHER1971 7/16/2014 5:35PM

    Great list, I love number 4 - memories - those made and those yet to be made

Have a great day


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SUSANELAINE1956 7/16/2014 2:48PM

    Beautiful! You are such a special lady. emoticon

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Random Thoughts

Friday, July 11, 2014

I was sitting here today upset because I couldn't exercise, I am having some issues of late and Dr told me no exercise other than walking for Spark. I never thought I would see the day that I wanted to exercise, being a former couch potato this took me by surprise.I really missed my morning routine...I didn't realize how much a part of my life it had become.

I then marveled at far I have actually come with Spark, all the old bad habits I am conquering, My Non scale victories...A1C under control, cholesterol normal, blood pressure normal. My eating habits have changed drastically, no more junk foods, eating well balanced meals, lots of veggies, eating fruit, and drinking water.

I haven't been doing so great with weight loss, due to a couple of surgeries, and health issues, but I am down 13 lbs , and the other NSV"s has made this journey so worth it. I am getting a handle on my health, still have a ways to go, but with the Teams support and encouragement, I know I can surmount any hurdles put in my way!
This cheered me up, I have so much to look forward to, so I will be working on a plan for the next round!

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FUSIONFITNESS3 7/15/2014 7:50PM

    You have embraced the life style!!! Well done!

Celebrating your NSVs with you. They are big and deserve a big celebration.

When you're ready, you'll pick up where you left off. In the meantime do your walking. Are you at all able to do some of the Spark videos for seated exercises or other modified fitness?


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CIPHER1971 7/15/2014 7:03AM

    Amazing victories so far and amazing ones to come too.

Have a terrific day


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MYTHMYTH 7/13/2014 12:18PM

    These are certainly not random thoughts!!!! Walking is a great exercise! thank goodness the Dr said that's OK. You are continually making progress - slow and steady. It's inspiring to see how you have found a way around all of the obstacles! emoticon

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JAIZWAYS 7/13/2014 12:25AM

    You go girl!! You are an emoticon team member and you have achieved so much in spite of your health issues. Look at all those healthy habits that you have developed.

Keep the positive attitude - You WILL do it!!! emoticon

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SUSANELAINE1956 7/11/2014 11:05PM

    Wonderful blog! You are such a good person and I've thoroughly enjoyed getting to know you. I love your positive attitude. You are doing great! emoticon

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Silver Hair Blog ( unusual exercise taking you out of your comfort Zone)

Sunday, June 29, 2014

This is a blog for the Silver Hair- WEC, choose a new exercise, and get someone else to do it too!

My DH and I belong to the Chief and Po's Mess , and they offer dance lessons one night a week. We were offered free lessons on the line dance segment to try it out! (they teach all the dances) but this one was a freebie, so why not!

Well we had a ball, danced for 3 hours, what a work out, made several mistakes but hey what the heck it was all a learning process, and healthy too! So click on the link below grab a partner and do a little line dance, it's not only good exercise for your body it's fun for you too!

Come on have some fun with me and try this too!


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MYTHMYTH 6/30/2014 3:02PM

    emoticon sounds like it was LOTS of fun!!!!!! emoticon emoticon

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CIPHER1971 6/29/2014 6:25PM

    Awesome job - and fun, fun, fun.

Have a great day

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EMSSBEARS 6/29/2014 6:17PM

    I used to love to line dance but never have done it to music quite like that. Well done.


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SUSANELAINE1956 6/29/2014 1:27PM

    How fun! I love to line dance, but my husband can't do it. He is into freestyle dancing, too much of a rebel to follow instructions. emoticon I'm glad you enjoyed it!

I looked at your video and I'll try it also, emoticon

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JENSHAINES 6/29/2014 10:23AM

    Yay! This sounds like SUCH fun! And you can earn your "get a team mate to try it point" because I'm going to try your link below. Line dance is something I DON'T do! Woohoo!!!

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