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Here I Am Again...Made it 2 Days in a Row!

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Well, Spark Coach was right -- time to re-evaluate my goals and weight loss plan. I have lost 13 lbs. and I was very encouraged today. I had a job interview -- which I felt good about. We will see if I make it to the next round of interviews. At any rate, I bought a new pair of dress slacks to wear to the interview and guess what -- size 10 !!! Oh my gosh! It's been a long time. Now I don't fit into every size ten -- I'm actually kind of in between a 10 and a 12, but what a thrill to wear that pair or pants in a size 10. That was motivating and rewarding all at the same time.

It's late, so tomorrow I will take some time and re-evaluate what I want to do with my program. It could use some tweaking to see how it's going to be for the long haul. I do have a ways to go and so I will need to determine at least the next 2 months.

I'm tired so will turn in,
Keep Sparkin!
Sheila emoticon emoticon

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CALLIECURTIS4 8/16/2013 8:15PM

    You are doing emoticon .

I know you will get the job and emoticon on the size 10s.

I will have to get my booty in gear and get off any weight I have gained on vacation. I will weigh Monday a/m.

Love it when you blog...... emoticon for sharing.

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    Congratulations on the size 10s and I hope you get the job!!

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WAY2GOCAT 8/16/2013 1:26AM

    emoticon Sheila

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Back Online Again After a Week Off...

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Well, here goes. I have had company and been so wrapped up in various projects that I just got overwhelmed and fell off the wagon a bit. I have managed to stay on the Spark diet the whole time so I feel good about that, but the exercise went kaplooie!!! So today I did 2 miles on the treadmill and got back on track. The good news is I have actually lost another pound!

Tomorrow we have an appointment in the afternoon, and then at 8 p.m. tomorrow night I have a job interview. Please say a prayer for that if you are inclined as the income would certainly be welcome at this point.

So that's about it...I have missed corresponding with you all and I'm looking forward to hearing how you guys are doing. The end of the summer is a busy time. My daughter and her family are visiting up in Connecticut and when they get back school will be starting and that is really the end of our summer. It sure went fast! We have really enjoyed it, but I'm also looking forward to the cooler fall weather as it has been so beastly hot and humid here in Virginia --- not to mention the fact that it has rained all summer which is really unusual.

Well, I'm headed for a busy day tomorrow so will sign off. Write and let me know how you all are doing.

Take great care of yourself tomorrow!

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RIGEIN24 8/15/2013 8:11PM

    I will pray for your success...let us know how it goes! And congratulations on the continued progress!!

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    I sure hope you get that job!!

It has been cooler here for a while and I have loved it.

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A Kayak in the Swimming Pool !!

Tuesday, August 06, 2013

Well guys, I've seen it all. Today my son put his kayak in our swimming pool and the grandkids and our dog, Max, and Jeff were all in it clowning around. So funny! LOL I just had to get a picture of that mess! Anyway, it was a fun day and I will add some other photos as well. Thought you'd like a good laugh!

What a bunch of sillies! It was a fun day!

Hope you are having a wonderful end of your summer! Our grandkids are headed for CT for a week and then after their return they are back to school! Hard to believe!

Blessings to you and yours,

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CJBAGGINS 8/13/2013 3:31PM

    Sometimes silly days are the best ones!


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CALLIECURTIS4 8/8/2013 9:09PM

    What a fun time! Love that idea. emoticon thanx for sharing.

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BARBFROMAZ 8/7/2013 12:39PM

    What fun they all had, and you too! Very good looking family, Sheila.


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    It looks like fun. I used to put my Scottie on a raft in the pool. He wore sunglasses. LOL.

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RIGEIN24 8/6/2013 9:16AM

    Haha I love the dog being in front like he (or she?) is the captain. That kayak appears to fit rather well, I thought it'd be too big!

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Thursdays Journal Entry...

Thursday, August 01, 2013

Stardate 8.1.2013 - Worked out doing cardio for an hour tonight. Went to help son and daughter in law in Charlottesville today and got a lot done, sorting out, cleaning, helping them and dropping off and picking up their car with them as it was in the shop again. Hopefully, the car will be in good shape for a while.

Went out to dinner with friends at TGIF (Fridays) in Charlottesville before coming home and had a chicken kebob with a little rice and squash. It was healthy and delicious...highly recommend it. Had a salad bar lunch so it was a good healthy diet kind of a day. Still putting fluids into the old body as I didn't get quite enough of them being on the road. Need to work on that more -- getting more fluids when I am out.

Hope this finds all my Spark Friends doing well and staying on track for today! That's all we can do guys -- just take care of today! The Lord said: "Give us this day..." as the model in his prayer. Good advice for me to take. I tend to look ahead a little too much. Not that we shouldn't set goals and plan -- but remain open to what God is doing in our lives and sensitive to what the Spirit is saying to us.

Until tomorrow, make it a healthy day!
Blessings to you and yours,
Sheila emoticon emoticon emoticon

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JAIMEGIRL426 8/2/2013 8:54PM

    thank you for helping with chair it is so nice. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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CALLIECURTIS4 8/2/2013 1:37PM

    Hope you get some R&R soon. You have been working very hard. emoticon

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BRENDA_G50 8/2/2013 1:02PM

    Family time = Quality time emoticon

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    We seem to be doing similar things. Helping our children with their homes. I am glad to help me and I know you are as well.

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Report on July Goals

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

So this is the 31st and I have been sitting here with my July goal list pasted to the edge of my computer all month. How have I done? Well, the really good news is that I lost the 5 lbs. I wanted to lose this month. The last one dropped this morning -- that is what I call close, but I made it! The other items on my list included:

Sell items on Ebay -- I have sold almost $250 worth of stuff that I didn't need!
Lose 5 lbs. -- I went from 153 lbs. to 148 lbs. - Yea me!
Clean out 2 refrigerators - yuck job - did that the first day to get it over!
Take photos of food for cookbook - did 8 photos and inserted them! (more to go)
Paint card table - Did not get this done (mea culpa)
Find part time job - I do have an application in the works and initial contacts made (so technically not done)

So there's the report. Actually I'm pretty happy with it. I guess my motivation to paint the card table isn't too high. Will rethink that one. The part time job -- to be honest I was reluctant to make it a high priority until I got a lead on a job (full time) that I would really like to have. Then I got resume together, put the online application in, took the supervisory test (and passed), and now I am waiting for the interview. I am really excited about it so will be praying about that one!

My main focus has been to get healthy and I am getting there. I have lost 12 lbs. so far and I am pleased with that.

Here is my August goal list:

Lose 5 lbs. by August 31st
Find, interview and secure job.
Sell $200 in items on Ebay

That's it for now. I may think of other things later, but if I become employed I don't want to have too much on my plate (pun intended!)

I do like this goal setting stuff even though it is short term, it is certainly motivating and working for me! Hope you are setting your goals and getting motivated as well!

Take great care of yourself,
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BRENDA_G50 8/1/2013 7:20AM

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JAIMEGIRL426 8/1/2013 12:50AM

    you did it keep it up emoticon

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LEANGIRL22 7/31/2013 10:44PM

    No, DH is busy on the treadmill and has actually lost a couple of pounds himself. He works out every day now. So that's a good thing!


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    Good job!! Congratulations on meeting so many goals!

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CALLIECURTIS4 7/31/2013 5:50PM

    WOW!!! you achieved a lot.!!! I`ll bet you are feeling emoticon about the 5# gone. What does DH say? Does he chase you around the house? emoticon and are you letting him catch you? LOL

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