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EnjoyThe Specialness of Summer!!!

Wednesday, July 09, 2014

Ahhh, the lazy hot days of summer are here at last!! We were so looking forward to them last winter, remember? We forgot how often we need to water our plants, mow the lawn, pull weeds, and such. But it's all worth it to be able to just sit outside in the cool of the evening and drink it all in!!! Or sit inside and watch a good baseball game sometimes with the windows open and fresh air blowing in. I love the sound of mowers, weed-eaters, and other lawn equipment. The smell of freshly cut grass is such a mood lifter!! I think they even have a candle for it!! The sounds of children playing outside has been a great summer sound also!! All that energy gets released in the fresh air!! We all have our summer smells, sounds, and favorite foods. I just hope that this summer will be a blessed one for us all as we enjoy this particular season!!

  
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SPEEDY143 7/10/2014 10:16PM

    emoticonbeautiful ode to summer Lori emoticon emoticon

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SPARKLED146 7/10/2014 5:42PM

    emoticon Lots of lawn mowing for me, but I prefer it over snow shoveling!


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MYTURNNOW2013 7/10/2014 7:50AM

    Ahhh the sounds and experiences of Summer! Love most of them, all except for the skunk that sprayed outside my bedroom window last night LOL!

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RDEE22 7/10/2014 6:28AM

    Great you are having a lovely summer. I love the smell of freshly mown grass.
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RAINBOWMF 7/9/2014 9:11PM

    enjoy

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NYKIMMIE 7/9/2014 8:50PM

    emoticon I'm enjoying my summer too.

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TERI-RIFIC 7/9/2014 8:40PM

    emoticon and thanks. That made me feel happy just reading it. I love the seasons.

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Looking toward a healthier summer!!!

Monday, June 30, 2014

I am having to go back and re-do some of my thinking these days. I have fallen into the pattern of allowing myself whatever I want to eat, as long as it is healthy. (And even squeezing in some unhealthy things just for kicks)! I'm not sure if it a rebellion against the better way or what, but I do know one thing-it isn't getting me to my goal weight! Granted, I'm not really gaining any weight, but I'm not losing it either. I know part of this developed because I was in my plateau for so long, but that time is past, the present time has allowed me to drop a few and I'd like to keep it happening! So, I've decided to make some new commitments. 1) I'm filling out the "Win Today Check List" everyday, 2) I've decided to focus on my posture this challenge and that means I do some posture exercises each day along with my regular exercise, 3) I'm measuring as much as I can, that "eyeball" thing can cause trouble, and 4) I'm keeping my exercising and sleeping goals as much as I can. The whole purpose for my new life is to drop weight, healthfully. My goal weight for this summer is below 200. Goals are not made to be broken! I WILL persevere!!!

  
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JSPIN74 7/3/2014 2:08PM

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SHEENADEE 7/2/2014 8:41PM

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I love your goals. Those will definitely help you keep moving forward and succeeding.

Way to go!

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SENTERSTOCK 7/2/2014 3:54PM

    Here is to the under club!!! emoticon

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JOANNS4 7/1/2014 9:50PM

    A good plan, you are on your way. emoticon emoticon emoticon


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MICKEYH 7/1/2014 12:01PM

    Great determination and great goal. I'm sure you'll accomplish this! Keep on keeping on! emoticon emoticon

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RDEE22 7/1/2014 6:35AM

    You can do it. emoticon

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NOTSPEEDY 6/30/2014 7:26PM

    Good planning. Congrats on dropping a few. With your changes it will keep going down.
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TERI-RIFIC 6/30/2014 6:19PM

    Good thinking and planning. emoticon

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MYTURNNOW2013 6/30/2014 6:09PM

    emoticon goals! Yep, my eyeball measuring cup isn't too accurate either LOL!

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Some days are just the best!!!

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Oh how I love Thursdays! They are "my day", a day I don't have to leave home (unless I want to), and I can do whatever I want (within reason, of course)! Usually they are devoted to playing "catch up" on whatever housework project I didn't get done during the week. Unfortunately, that doesn't always mean the big stuff, sometimes the little stuff gets shoved off til Thurs. too! Sometimes I do things with friends, like shopping or crotcheting, but nowadays my Thurs. are spent by myself, me and my faithful friend, Blossom, that is! This Thurs. I am spending housecleaning and planting my plants I invested in yesterday. My new blirdfeeder is up and in use. My Christian music is playing right now, as I relax for a lunch break, giving thanks for this beautiful day, and all that has been provided for me to enjoy this wonderful life I live right now. Thank you SP for giving me a HUGE group of friends to share my Thursdays! My sparkpeople are precious to me!

  
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SENTERSTOCK 6/27/2014 3:02PM

    Sounds Joyous!!!

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MYTURNNOW2013 6/26/2014 8:06PM

    Thank you! The flowers will adorn many Thursdays to come.

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TERI-RIFIC 6/26/2014 7:01PM

    It was great to read such a positive and joyful blog. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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We can do this, 5%'ers!!!

Saturday, June 21, 2014

It starts today-the summer 5%! A perfect day for beginning, the first day of summer!!! I love it!! Unfortunately for my weight, I have gained several pounds back through overeating and plain laziness! I have also been struggling with my IBS, which definitely does not help any! My main goal right now is not to let it win! Our first weekly challenge is water, so I'm hoping that will help! I don't know about everyday, but on days like today, I plan to be outside for most of my fitness points! I've still got so much yardwork to catch up on after my trip! Here's looking forward to a moving and joyous challenge for my Daisies, as well as my competitors! emoticon emoticon

  
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SENTERSTOCK 6/23/2014 9:41AM

    emoticon Water for us!

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NORWOODGIRL 6/21/2014 9:33PM

    Sounds like a great challenge. Of course you can do it!

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DIANNEMT 6/21/2014 1:24PM

    We can do this!! My weight is up again--want to get back to goal!! Then just maintain--lots easier said than done!!

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KENDRAGETSFIT 6/21/2014 1:17PM

    Go Daisies! Enjoy your day outside!

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MYTURNNOW2013 6/21/2014 1:00PM

    emoticon Off to Rio....woo hoo!

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Four years, WOW!!!

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

It is coming up on my fourth sparkversary June 21. I never dreamed I would have stayed with any weight loss plan so long! My life has been filled with bouncing from one plan to another, losing some, but gaining more afterwards. The amazing thing with SP is I have not left, but the second best thing is, even when I have not lost over a long period of time (3 yrs.), I did not gain it back either! My friends were so amazed at that one! SP kept me encouraged and working towards goals to help me become a better person, even when my weight absolutely was stuck, probably due to menopause. However, now I am on the way down again. Slowly, because I am not a terribly energetic person, but at least I can feel good about my complete eating and exercising plans, guilt just robs a person of so much joy! I really encourage all who are struggling to make the weight loss thing happen. Hang on, sometimes by the skin of your teeth, and keep moving and working towards a healthier you! It's worth it, to you, your family, and your life!

  
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PENNYPEARLS 6/19/2014 5:24PM

    I needed to hear that today. Thanks for sharing. emoticon

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LINDA! 6/18/2014 7:18PM

    emoticon I think the fact that you stayed without leaving due to any disappointment is great. We may not lose as quickly as others....but we never give up. emoticon

Have a great week.

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GARDENQE2 6/18/2014 10:57AM

    Congratulations!
To my way of thinking, not gaining is still winning!
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RDEE22 6/18/2014 3:17AM

    Congratulations on your 4yrs Sparking. emoticon emoticon

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GINTEX 6/17/2014 7:01PM

    emoticon Thank you for the encouragement. You are an example to those of us who are struggling.

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LAILATN 6/17/2014 3:09PM

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Happy Anniversary! You are a delightful Spark Friend.
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TERI-RIFIC 6/17/2014 2:48PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon Good job hanging in there. Keep going!

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KAREN608 6/17/2014 1:24PM

    Well YAY you!!

I know, this site keeps us mindful of our bodies and then add in wonderful people, well, it works!

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SENTERSTOCK 6/17/2014 12:13PM

    Lori~ So exciting! Congratulations and well done! You bring up a good point with challenges, like menopause...and yet you are a shining example!

As the song goes "That's Life" emoticon

Senterstock~ Grandmother's fitness Club, co-lead

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