Monday, June 13, 2011
When I joined SP 9 months ago today, I never expected to meet so many caring, helpful and supportive friends!! Now I look forward to friend's activities and celebrate their weight loss victories and inches lost with them. In the past trying to lose (and maintain) weight loss was hard, but with all these friends "boosting" me, it is much easier and a lot more fun. Even being in a long plateau, friends supported me and kept telling me it would change.
I have learned many things from the numerous articles, quizzes, polls, etc. Some of these I already knew, but it was like a refresher course to me. If you don't learn something every day from the SP site, you are not logging in or are not paying attention!!
I have joined (and finished) several challenges and along the way learned new techniques and exercises. I will be joining more in the future as it keeps things interesting and motivates me to get up and "move" every day.
My goal when I started was to lose 50 pounds by August. I most likely will not achieve that and it will take longer than I had hoped, but I am not giving up. I have lost 26 pounds and numerous inches. I feel better. I look better. My clothes fit better (and in a smaller size)! I have more energy and can come up the steps in our 2-story house without being winded. I can walk without my thighs rubbing together.....Now that is quite an accomplishment for me as I have not been able to do that in years!
DD and SIL are coming Sunday and I will get her to take a couple of pictures of me so that I can post them in a few days. Until then...............everyone keep Sparkin!!!
P.S. In the next few days I will "rework" my Sparkpage and goals.
Sunday, June 12, 2011
The Deaf Wife Problem
Bobby feared his wife Peggy wasn't hearing as well as she used to and he thought she might need a hearing aid.
Not quite sure how to approach her, he called the family Doctor to discuss the problem.
The Doctor told him there is a simple informal test the husband could perform to give the Doctor a better idea about her hearing loss.
'Here's what you do,' said the Doctor, 'stand about 30 feet away from her, and in a normal conversational speaking tone see if she hears you. If not, go to 20 feet, then 10 feet, and so on until you get a response.'
That evening, the wife is in the kitchen cooking dinner, and he was In the den. He says to himself, 'I'm about 30 feet away, let's see what happens.' Then in a normal tone he asks, 'Honey, what's for dinner?'
So the husband moves closer to the kitchen, about 20 feet from his wife and repeats, 'Peggy, what's for dinner?'
Again he gets no response.
So, he walks up to the kitchen door, about 10 feet away. 'Honey, what's for dinner?'
(I just love this)
'For Godís sake Bobby, for the THIRD time, CHICKEN!'
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