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BLC 25 Goals and Fitness Test 1

Monday, May 05, 2014

Just a real quick blog from my phone to post my goals for the next 12 weeks and the results of fitness testing.

My goals are pretty basic: 6 pounds lost and at least as many inches. I'm going to get there by cutting way down on soda, increasing my freggies, and focusing on increasing my fitness.

Overall I'm not happy with the results of fitness tests. 38 push-ups in one minute and a one me wog in 15 min., 19 seconds is pretty good. I'm not at all happy with only 6 crunches in the SP fitness test or with the 130 pulse after the three minute step test. It looks like I need to really focus on core strength and endurance in the next few weeks.

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CATIATM 5/9/2014 2:15AM

    I'm sorry you didn't like the results, but they're only the initial ones. Your goals are terrific, and you'll feel great when you reach them!

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MONETRUBY 5/5/2014 8:23PM

    emoticon Enjoy the BLC! Which team are you on?

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New Year - New Goals

Monday, December 30, 2013

I'm getting a jump on the new year by posting some goals now.

1. Pedometer - this week just wear it every day. At the end of the week I will average my steps and aim for an extra 500/day. I will increase my numbers each week till I'm at least close to averaging 10,000/day.

2. Freggies - last week was a nightmare in that regard. Tends to happen when I don't eat at home. Last night was the first time in almost a week we actually had supper at home. Goal for this week at least 1 freggie/meal. I will work my way up to 5-7 (or more) servings/day.

3. Gratitude journal - this is something that really helps keep my outlook positive and I find the better my outlook the more I can focus on the steps I need to take to help get myself healthy.

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CATIATM 12/31/2013 8:12AM

    I like these ideas, Sue! Good for you for planning for success! emoticon

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1MIN17SECB412PM 12/30/2013 11:52PM

    Oh, Sue, I do sooo MISS you!! emoticon
These are excellent goals - and doable too!!

Also ... like the birds, let us leave behind what we don't need to carry

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MONETRUBY 12/30/2013 10:43PM

    emoticon You can do it!

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BLC 22 Mid-point

Saturday, July 13, 2013

Actually, the mid-point was on Wed., but I'm just now sitting down to look at my goals and see how I'm doing.

Goal 1: Lose 10 pounds. Actually at this point, I'm up a little over 1 pound, but since I've lost 2" overall I know I'm making progress.

Goal 2: Lose 1-2" each from my waist and hips. One of those inches above was from my waist, so I'm on track there.

Goal 3: Get down to 1 or 2 sodas a week. Not doing so good there either, but this week I'm really making a concerted effort to stay away from them.

Goal 4: 5+ Freggies a day, consistently. I'm getting there. It's easier at this time of year when there's all sorts of fresh produce coming in from the garden.

I also have a couple of smaller goals, but these are the main ones I'm focusing on right now.

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ARKPLE 7/14/2013 8:12PM

    Progress not perfection. You're on your way and it ain't over yet. Six more weeks for more progress! xo

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JUSTAGIRL45 7/14/2013 5:52PM

You're making progress. emoticon
You'll get there my friend!

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-SEVEN- 7/14/2013 9:13AM

    emoticon on inches lost, Sue! Keep striving for your best with your other goals- you'll get there! emoticon

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MONETRUBY 7/13/2013 8:51PM

    Sounds like you've made some good progress! Good luck with the second half of the challenge.

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CATIATM 7/13/2013 7:35PM

    I'm struggling a bit myself, so I know it's hard. One day at a time -- don't give up on yourself - you're making progress and that's success! emoticon

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Farmers Market Tips - From a Vendor's Viewpoint

Thursday, June 06, 2013

June is here and Farmers Market season is getting into full swing, at least around here. I've been a vendor at one for several years now and a few things keep happening that keep the experience from being as great as it could be. I think most of these tips will also apply to yard-salers.

1. Bring your cash in SMALL BILLS! Some vendors do take checks and a very few are set up for credit cards. Although we always try to have plenty of change on hand, several people in a row buying one $4 item with a $20 depletes the change reserves in a hurry.

2. Bring a cooler or insulated carry bag. Many markets have eggs, dairy and meat which we wouldn't want to spoil before you can get it home. Also, as the weather heats up it will help keep all that lovely fresh produce from wilting.

3. Please don't smoke. One of the Markets I work is non-smoking, while the other doesn't seem to be. I have asthma and sometimes even the smell of cigarette smoke on someone's clothes can cause me discomfort. Talking to someone who's actively smoking WILL cause a reaction. In the past, I've lived with it, but this year I will insist that anyone stopping at my table put their cigarettes out before talking to me. Also, IMHO, all the healthy eating in the world can't un-do the damage done by smoking.

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CATIATM 6/8/2013 7:18PM

    All great tips, Sue - thanks for sharing!

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MONETRUBY 6/6/2013 9:49PM

    Great tips! I don't understand why people go to yard sales, farmer's markets, etc, with larger bills-but maybe I'm just way too practical of a thinker.

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LADYJ6942 6/6/2013 9:02PM

    Great tips, thank you Sue. Good luck

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1MIN17SECB412PM 6/6/2013 6:00PM

    emoticon Sue~z. emoticon I knew about the small bills but it's a gr8 reminder now that the season's upon us. DER!! ::crosses eyes:: I did not think to bring the cooler, and the emoticon is sooo UN-cool!! It STINKS too!! Nearly gags me when I smell it. Hope your day was profitable!! I really need to 'do' a yard-sale too. SPmail me on the you-know-what, k?!! LOL!!

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-SEVEN- 6/6/2013 5:41PM

    emoticon Thanks for the tips Sue! Have a great season!

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A Bittersweet Mother's Day

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Many of my Spark friends know that my mother-in-law was diagnosed with terminal cancer in late January. She went home to God early yesterday morning. Although we were as prepared as possible, and know it's best for her, we still have some difficult times ahead.

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NIMAWEYGH 6/5/2013 2:20AM

    My Dearest Sue.

I am so sorry for your loss but celebrate that now she is with our Lord and Saviour although it take a while for us to lift off the burden of grief we carry our our shoulders while we are still earth bound.

But know that I am so sorry for your deep loss and know that every day you miss the small stuff the most.

Days that you just feel like climbing under the bed and letting the grief roll out of your eyes dressed as distress. I am still doing the same when I think of Miss Bertie.

But God has promised that if we believe what he has told us and taught up us that there will be a glad reunion day awaiting us sometime in the culture and not to worry because she is fully under his loving embrace and care from now until the "everything* as we know it melts away.

Until then I am only a phone call away and pray that I remain so. I am so sick of the hospital I just want to be be no part of it any longer.
I know you understand................

o until then KNOW you are ALWAYS in my heart and prayers and I do loved you like a sister.

All my loved forever Nims.

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1MIN17SECB412PM 5/19/2013 1:57PM

    Sweetest Sue, I know what a HUGE chunk of your life is missing. There's hardly a day goes by that I don't miss my mother and father in law. I'm very sorry to hear about your loss and so much later than I should have. I did not even know she was ill. emoticon Forgive me. We have been out of touch and now that I know you've been struggling with this HUGE sorrow, it hurts to think I may have been *there* to offer you... my love and care. emoticon Well... I am *here* now, if you should need me. emoticon May the rich wholeness of nothing lacking be found in your lives - in your health and in your prosperity. May the Lord fill your emptiness with His Love.

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-SEVEN- 5/19/2013 2:02AM

    emoticon So sorry for your loss, Sue. emoticon

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CATIATM 5/18/2013 1:35PM

    Oh, I'm so sorry, Sue. I didn't know and hope you and DH are coping ok. emoticon

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MONETRUBY 5/13/2013 8:47PM


So sorry to hear of your loss. Sending prayers and strength your way.

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    Even though we are as prepared as possible, we're still never ready. Hugs & Prayers!

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THEMRSH 5/12/2013 10:12PM

    emoticon Such a beautiful picture of her though!

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DEE797 5/12/2013 8:06PM

    So sorry to hear of her passing. Thoughts and prayers going out to you and your extended family members. emoticon emoticon

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COURAGETOMOVE 5/12/2013 7:31PM

    emoticon Sorry to hear about your MIL. Thoughts and prayers coming your way.

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