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OldMom Happy!

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Went for a walk with my local SparkPeople team. Natalie went in the stroller and alternated walking, pushing, and being pushed. We walked at the local environmental center. We saw alligators, anhinga, herons, storks, egrets, butterflies, and acres filled with swamp flowers and mossy trees. Gorgeous day. Hot in the sun, cool in the shade. Natalie kept asking, "Old Mom happy?" And I had to answer emphatically, "Yes."

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AQUAGIRL08 11/22/2009 7:10PM

    It was a wonderful walk Marsha! My sister and I had a great time and hope to walk there again in the near future. Your granddaughter is precious and so well behaved!!!

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L*I*T*A* 11/21/2009 11:37PM

    what a great day full of wonderful memories........have a great weekend................blessings and hugs.................lita

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CHRISTY60 11/21/2009 5:59PM

    Sounds like a great day to me!

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I Doubt I Ever Would Have Started a Facebook Page...

Friday, November 20, 2009

but SparkPeople encouraged me to do it. So far, it has been amazing. I found an old friend from my Peace Corps years, 1971-73 in India. I had last talked to her in 1977 and had totally lost touch.

All my younger relatives are on Facebook. I've seen hundreds of pictures I would not have seen otherwise. Just great! Just great! A totally unanticipated advantage of using SparkPeople.

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MYMONSTERSX3 11/21/2009 5:53PM

    Facebook is amazing, even addictive, but I have met up with all my high schools and everyone and it's been 22 years,it's facinating.

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AMBUDMAN 11/21/2009 10:31AM

    Isn't this new technology great!!

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GOALIEGRANDMA3 11/21/2009 9:05AM

    I know what you mean. I really enjoy going to Facebook. Just yesterday my frined and I took our laptops to lunch and I helped her with some of the features of Facebook she was having trouble with. We chuckled about being seniors ( she's 80) sitting there with laptops. We had a lot of fun, and I had a healthy lunch too by the way.

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RAYLINSTEPHENS 11/20/2009 8:23PM

    Oh wow! That is fantastic!!

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AQUAGIRL08 11/20/2009 4:33PM

    Sounds interesting! My hubby has a Facebook page but I've shied away from it due to being afraid of some people in my past. It's so easy to find people on the internet these days and I don't want to be found by this abuser. It does sound like fun though. I wish I could use it.

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Pine Needle Brushes, Bagged Leaves, and Rice and Beans

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Natalie is with me all day today. She is even spending the night while her mom goes to a professional meeting tonight and her dad is working. It is a gorgeous day and we enjoyed hours outside this morning. It had rained and the water ran down one side of the road. There wasn't enough water to float the egg carton like there was last time, but there was enough to pull off little bits of carton and watch them float. The pine needles floated into big dam-like piles. We straightened up a bunch of them, tied them together, and used them like paint brushes, "painting" the mail box with rain water.

We bagged up fallen leaves and proudly showed Old Dad. I made salad and she ate a little. She ate some rice and beans like I did, too. We shared a delicious apple. She did some of my strengthening exercises with me, too. Good day. Good, healthy day.

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MYMONSTERSX3 11/20/2009 11:33AM

    Sounds like you are having a great day. What a wonderful you get to spend with your grandaughter. Enjoy.

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GOALIEGRANDMA3 11/19/2009 3:42PM

    That is a very nice way to spend a day....sharing with your granddaughter. Wish mine was closer, but will see her Christmas. She is 18 months old. emoticon

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My Middle Finger May Get Me In Trouble!

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

These days my middle finger is used in a way it never has been before - it displays my wedding ring. My ring finger is just too small. Yes, I know I should go get it re-sized. I will eventually. So far, my husband hasn't noticed, but I'm pretty sure he will.... and then I undoubtedly will be in trouble!

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AMBUDMAN 11/21/2009 10:34AM

    I just had my Mother's wedding ring sized to fit me. My knuckles are my problem, my rings flop all over but at least they don't fall off. emoticon

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MONGO2TEN 11/20/2009 5:33AM

    I lost my wedding ring a couple of years ago, but thankfully found it again. I took it straight to the jewelers and had it resized. Now if I gain my weight back, I'll have to pay to resize my ring again.


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GOALIEGRANDMA3 11/19/2009 3:44PM

    When I clicked on your blog, this is not the story I expected to hear.....

Glad to have heard it though... emoticon

You can get a ring guard added to it. Mine is called a horseshoe and is soldered to the inside. Works very nicely.

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DFOLKARD 11/19/2009 8:29AM

    I could not resist seeing what this blog was about lol. Glad to see it's about your progress. WTG!

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WATERMELLEN 11/18/2009 6:58PM

    Kind of a nice problem to have!! A real sign of progress!!

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AQUAGIRL08 11/18/2009 6:19PM

    Maybe he'll be so happy that you're getting healthy that he'll not only re-size your rings but he may buy you a new one for Christmas! As long as you're wearing them, he can't complain! Congratulations on all of your progress!

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RAYLINSTEPHENS 11/18/2009 4:28PM

    No, he won't get upset. But I am happy for you!

I still have trouble wearing my wedding ring for being too tight, and I am 30+ lbs lighter than the day I married.

Who ever thought this could go in reverse and your ring would become too loose!


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The Scale is Up!

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

I'm still not used to the scale going up. I was up two tenths of a pound from yesterday to 133.4. I suspect that is a good thing. At 5'6" I was happy to reach 165. Even thought about making that my goal weight. Then I hit 155 then 145 and then 135. My doctor says 145 is my ideal weight. My husband asked if I wasn't getting too thin when I hit 138.

It is exciting to lose weight, but all good things must come to an end. Although truly I am not at the end. I can still gain Spark Points, improve my fitness, and even improve my eating.

I need to work toward gaining muscle and lowering my percentage of body fat. I need to increase folate, iron, and magnesium and reduce potassium while contining to meet all the nutrient benchmarks I have been.

I guess the biggest thing for me to work on is making maintaining my weight second nature to me. That includes accepting that some days the scale will go up a bit.

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MYMONSTERSX3 11/17/2009 4:44PM

    Good for you. You seem to know where you want to be and have a great plan to keep on track. The rest will get you there with what you are already doing.

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GOALIEGRANDMA3 11/17/2009 1:48PM

    You certainly have it all together, and know the right things about this weight issue we all have. I like your new goals, am feel sure you will achieve them.

Keep sparkin, because you have so much to share with others, and are a wonderful motivator for so many. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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AQUAGIRL08 11/17/2009 8:21AM

    You are doing such a great job! I wouldn't worry too much about the slight fluctuations in the scale. Much of that is fluid and can vary from day to day. As long as the .2 doesn't turn into 5-10 pounds, you'll be fine. Keep up the good work!!! emoticon

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JMONTIE 11/17/2009 7:42AM

    Good insight. We've spent so much time trying to lose the weight. I, too, am below my goal weight set by Weight Watchers. Maintenance kind of scares me. I have lost a large amount of weight before...twice before, actually. But I'm praying this time will be different. Maybe SparkPeople will make the difference! Best wishes to you!

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