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Bucket List

Saturday, December 15, 2012

This post is a bucket list of sorts a list of 4 things I want to learn:
1. Yoga in my daily routine.
2. Web design, I want to takes some classes.
3. I would love to learn to knit.
4. A second lanauage

4 places I want to see:
1: France
2: Italy
3: costa rica
4: New York City

4 things i want to acomplish in my lifetime:
1. Visit all 50 states.
2: complete all things in the previous list.
3: complete a marathon
4: live a healthy life.

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BARBIE176 12/16/2012 10:14PM

    Great bucket list and I wish you success on achieving each item!

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ATLTRAINR 12/16/2012 7:15AM

    You can do it!

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IMREITE 12/16/2012 2:07AM

    so many of us wait until "later" before we do decide to have a new adventure or try a new skill.

Craft stores have a lot of books that can teach you how to knit. there are also a lot of online videos that ca n show you several stitches.

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CATHYGETSFIT 12/16/2012 1:22AM

    emoticon lists! I hope you will achieve each thing on your list and enjoy the journey as well. Good luck! emoticon

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JUSTLLAMA 12/15/2012 11:51PM

    Great lists! Wishing you all the best is making all of these dreams come true!

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LIBBYL1 12/15/2012 11:21PM

  great lists...

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EWL978 12/15/2012 11:18PM

    Sounds like some great how far are you now??

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March 1 2012 Goals

Thursday, March 01, 2012

Ok I've been on and off sparkpeople now for nearly 4 years. I've finally come to the realization that I need to stay here and get the motivation & support to stay on track. I've been trying to lose 25lbs since I started back in April 2008. The good news is I haven't gained any addition weight.

Today I'm starting over.

My goals for March are:
* lose 8 lbs

* complete a 5k

* Eat more Fruits and Vegetables & less meat

* Work out 5 days a week
minimum of 3 days of cardio and 2 days strength training.

* track my meals & exercise here every day.

* post a blog at least onece a week.

* I joined a challegne in one of my spark teams.

I know I can do this I just have to stick with it.

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BUTRFLI2BE 3/18/2012 8:27AM

    You can do it, Sherri! I'm going to get back into this, too. I have about 35 lbs to lose now. I haven't been doing much about it lately. I joined WW, but I think I'm going to come back to this instead. Take care and stay positive!

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JOYINKY 3/14/2012 10:12AM

    Great goals and you can do it! But a goal without an action plan is just a wish! I know you have a plan; write it down, check things off, be accountable to yourself! There's great satisfaction in checking off your goals at the end of the day! Check out my blog on my first 5K last weekend. We had a great time! I'm a walker and really enjoyed it!!

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AMYBELLES 3/11/2012 10:44AM

    Looks like you made some great goals and are back on track to stay. Have fun doing the 5K! emoticon

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NICKI109 3/10/2012 4:47PM

    Your goals are difficult yet attainable. Perfect. You can do it. The important thing is to keep at 'em.

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SHERRIJ61 3/6/2012 5:37PM

    Barbie176, it will be the first this year. I usually so one a month during spring and summer. I do a 10k July 4th the Peachtree road race. This will be my 4th one. Don't let me fool you I'm not a runner more if a fast walker . I just enjoy the races usually get some friends together and have fun... emoticon

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BARBIE176 3/6/2012 4:59PM

    emoticon blog and goals. All of your goals are totally achievable. emoticon Will this be your first ever 5K? Stay focused and you'll see that weight loss too!

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CATHYGETSFIT 3/3/2012 4:07PM

    I think your goals are very reasonable! I believe you can do them! emoticon emoticon

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RAENDROPS 3/3/2012 2:44PM

    I'm kinda in the same boat as you; although I have been trying to lose weight for years, I have been at the same weight for about 15 months. It's great that youhave very specific goals; I think you can do it!

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RFJSJ50 3/3/2012 12:13PM

    Your goals are certainly realistic and I'm sure you will be successful.
Stay focused on them, determined to reach them, and positive that you will!

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ASHAIXIM 3/3/2012 10:01AM

    emoticon great goals~ very clear and concise :) emoticon

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Rocky rest in peace, we will miss you!

Sunday, November 28, 2010

My beautiful puppy past away early Thanksgiving morning. It was a sad sad day at the Jones house. We had 3 beautiful dogs and late Wednesday night Pepper was barking like crazy. Jim ran out to see what was wrong. Rocky was having seizures and when he did walk he was losing his balance, running in circles and fell in the pool. Jim was able to get he out quickly. We didn't know what was wrong. I found the number to an Animal emergency center and we put Rocky in the van and raced there. I tried to keep him calm, the look of fear in his eyes made me cry. He was foaming at the mouth and had another seizure on the way. Once we got him in the center they took him straight back and gave him a sedative to clam him down. he was running a fever of 104 and we had to make a hard decision. We said good bye and waiting for them to bring him to us so we could take him home. That was 1:30 am, with my family coming over for Thanksgiving we got home and sleep until 5;30 am to put the turkey on and Jim went out to bury him next to his momma in the back yard. I know this seems like such a sad story but I had to get it out. Rocky's two play mates are missing him as well as I am. Now I have to go on without him and will remember all the joy he brought into our lives. We resued him and our other two dogs and raised them from pups. Just getting this off my chest nd letting the tears flow has made me feel much better.

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SHERRIJ61 12/2/2010 10:20AM

    Thank you all for such kind words.


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BUTRFLI2BE 11/29/2010 7:40PM

    I'm so sorry to hear about your loss. Pets can be just like family members and the loss can be just as heartbreaking.

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MRSBENNETT2 11/28/2010 8:41PM

    I love the smile on his face in the photo. Rocky was one lucky pup to have such a loving pack to raise him!


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WINFIELD28 11/28/2010 8:35PM

    I am so sorry that you lost your beloved Rocky.
I can empathize with your pain. We too lost our Kitzy cat on Thanksgiving Day too, she was 17 years old. (We got her from the Humane Society for our daughter when our daughter was 4 and recovering from cancer surgery. We are fortunate to live on a farm and have many wonderful pets.) Pets hold very special places in our hearts. Your Rocky will not be forgotten. I am so sorry for your lost.

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SYDNEY_DE 11/28/2010 8:22PM

    I'm sorry for your loss; losing a pet is always hard, especially around the holidays.

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NICKI109 11/28/2010 12:24PM

    So sorry to hear about Rocky, man that made me sad. I am SO attached to my animals. Mine are getting old and I do not look forward to that day.

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IZZYBEBOP 11/28/2010 12:15PM

    Rest in Peace sweet Rocky.

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Which number is right???

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

So I been using a pedometer for about a year now. I keep it in my pocket and track my steps, miles walked, and calories. I try to hit 7500 steps a day. Weekends I hit 12,000 to 13,000 due to the fact I don't ever stop moving on the week end. Between workout class at the gym and keeping up a 3 acre yard and just working around the house.
I recently bought at heart rate monitor watch that tracks heart rate , calories burned and so on. Last night I got on the treadmill and walk/run 38 minutes. According to the heart rate monitor I burned 358 calories which I didn't push the start button until after 7 minutes in so it only tracked it for 31 minutes. My treadmill said I went 1.52 miles and burned 160 calories. My pedometer said I walked a total of 7696 steps for the day, 3881 which were aerobic that as on the treadmill, but I only walked a total of 1.47 miles for the whole day. So when I tracked that in the fitness tracker here on SP I selected the 20 minute mile for 38 minutes and it said I only burned 169 calories.

So which is it. Should I go by the heart rate monitor because it kept track of my heart rate through out yjr workout and knew how hard I was working out? Did I not select the correct workout on the fitness tracker? Regardless of what the readings are I just happy I got back on that treadmill and stayed on. emoticon

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BERRIMOUSE 11/10/2010 11:18AM

    I have wondered that myself but I try to stick with the heart rate monitor no matter what you use you will be able to tell the difference as time goes on. emoticon

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MESSA82 11/10/2010 10:27AM

    I use to use a heart rate monitor until it started putting up unrealistic numbers. I realized this one day when I was jogging (15min/mile) on 2nd mile and it said my heart rate was at 50%... lol that was my resting heart rate! There was no way I was working that hard and it be that low. So I gave up on it. I have noticed that my treadmill and spark are close in the cal burn so I just go with it. however I have also noticed that my friends monitor shows lower cal burn for some of the other workouts I do then spark does... so I guess I just hope that somewhere it evens out! Whatever the cal burn keep up the great work!

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NULIFE4ME 11/10/2010 9:45AM

    Great job! I think the heart rate monitor is the best source for calories burned. I use mine religiously and it's ALWAYS different than what the elliptical shows! Sounds like you're doing all you can. Stick with it and I'm sure you'll see great results!!


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2010 goals

Thursday, January 21, 2010

This is my year!!! I'm going to get serious about losing the extra 20lbs. I turn 48 in july and since then my blood pressure has gotten high and my cholestrol has risen. I'm now on blood pressure and cholestrol pills. Sad part is I'm probably the healthiest person I know. I just need to get with the program and stick with it. I've been on since April 2008. Now I've boght the book and am determined to get in tip top shape.


!.drop from 172 to 152

2. work out 5 days a week for atleast 10 minutes a day building up to 30 minutes a day.

3. keep my calories to 1500 per day.

4. Drink 8 8oz glasses of water a day. (this shouldn't be a problem)

5. track all these thing on the web site.


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LV4TAY 1/24/2010 4:09PM

    Yes, this is your year!! Good for you!

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MAMAGRIZ 1/22/2010 11:49AM

    Good for you! Your goals are all realistic and when you accomplish them this year, you are going to feel So excellent! emoticon

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RICH530 1/22/2010 7:35AM

    I love the positive attitude!!! That alone will get you far! Take it all one day at a time and you will get where you want to be!!
Good luck to you!!!
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BIGLITTLEWOMAN 1/21/2010 10:10PM

    Nice job with your goals. They are all good habits that will result in a healthier you without "dieting". Like Spark says, start small, create a streak and you will develop positive habits. This is your year and all the wonderful side affects of feeling good, looking good and increased self confidence and inner peace will be a bonus. Cheers to you!

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