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September week 1 Autumn Leaves Goals for September

Saturday, September 06, 2014

I am keeping my goals simple this month. By doing this I hope to achieve most of them.

1. Stick to my calorie and carb range each day.
2.Stationary bike between 3 to 5 miles a day.
2 Drink 64ox of water a day.
4 No sugar
4 No added salt
5 Eat 5 small meals a day.

I am hoping that by sticking to these goals this month and reaching them. The weight that I want to lose will come off.

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DBELLE39 9/18/2014 7:57AM

    Awesome goals, very realistic & specified. You can do this.

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BARBIE176 9/9/2014 5:29PM

    Simple and easy to reach goals. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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CATHYGETSFIT 9/7/2014 9:09PM

    Your goals look good and attainable! I have no doubt you'll be successful this month! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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BUFFYSMOM2 9/6/2014 9:56PM

    Hello Debbie!
Nice to hear from an Autumn Leaf! Your plan for this month sounds so great! I'm sure the bike riding will help a lot. The salt shaker is my enemy too. Let's do this!!!
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REDQUEEN2262 9/6/2014 5:48PM

    Good luck! emoticon emoticon I know you can do it! emoticon

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LOSE4LIFE47 9/6/2014 5:47PM

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Focused Friends BSG week 4, Why I chose Spark and have stayed

Sunday, August 31, 2014

This is probably the easiest blog I have written since I joined Spak People backin 2998. In March of 2015 o wo;; jave beem jere been with Spark 6 years. I find that hard to believe myself because I don't think that I have ever stuck with something that long.

I found Spark People because I needed to lose weight. I figured the best way to do this was to count calories. So I was looking for a calorie counter on the internet. I found more than I was looking for that day. I found a place that helped me not only count calories but help make up menus. A place I could keep track of miles walked calories burned and water drank. Something I never thought of doing before. My favorite part of this site has become the receipe database. I love to cook and SP's receipe database has helped me learn to cook healthy food.

Why have I stayed with SP for the past 6 years. Well, a lot of it has to do with all the things I said in the paragraph above. Most of all it is the friends that I have made here on SP that keeps me coming back. They have been here for me through the good times and most of all have been there to support me for the bad times. I couldn't give up SP without having to give up friends who have become like family to me.

Since 2012 things have been rough I lost my husband. I am battling cancer and have been hospitalized 4 times in the past two years. My friends here at SP have always been there to welcome me back each time. Encouraged me to continue my journey to a healthier me.

I love you all! There are too many of you to name. You know who you are!

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CHERIRIDDELL 9/1/2014 12:32AM

    What an awesome blog Debbie.You are a wonderful person and we are so glad you are here with us ! hugs,Cheri

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STEPBYSTEP1955 8/31/2014 8:47PM

    emoticon blog! emoticon emoticon the friendship and support received on Spark is second to none when it comes to similar sites. emoticon for sharing.

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BARBIE176 8/31/2014 12:47PM

    Great blog Debbie. So many of us joined for similar reasons, but the friendships and support keep us. Hugs

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Start of School BSG Challenge Focused Friends

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Most people would think that since I don't children. That school starting up again should be a piece of cake form. Well that isn't quite true.

You see, I live about 6 blocks from a elementary school and only 3 blocks from a middle school. There is not problems telling when school starts. The foot traccic and vechile traffic get pretty heavy during the schoo year.

The park that Leslie and I like to take Katie and Josh is right next door to the elementary schoo. A little over a year ago we wouldn't take the dogs for a walk during the high traffic time for school. Both Katie and Josh were a litt kid shy.

This year we decided that the dogs were both better behaved around kids . Today Leslie took both dogs out to the park and she let some of the children come by and pet the dogs. They both enjoyed the experience so did the kids.

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STEPBYSTEP1955 8/22/2014 7:28PM

    Thanks for sharing. I am happy that your puppies have grown accustomed to the children and are more comfortable with them around.

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DBELLE39 8/22/2014 8:17AM

    Great blog Debbie. I know around here we can also tell when school gets back in session, the traffic becomes very heavy & my commute takes a bit longer to get to & from work. I'm glad Josh & Katie are doing well around kids & enjoying the park time.

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BARBIE176 8/22/2014 12:57AM

    That is awesome that Katie and Josh have become less kid shy. I wish Marv was a little more shy. He's all about playing all the time so whenever he sees anyone, he wants to rush over and play with them. I am glad you are able to enjoy the park and stuff whenever you want this year.

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Active Apples week 4 blog! How I deal with the Heat!

Friday, June 27, 2014

When it is hot outside, I have to be very careful since I have asmtha. Especially since I had my lung surgery. I have several things I can do for exercise in the house. I have a stationary bike that I use. I usually do 20 minutes on the bike in the morning.

I also love to do zumba every chance I get. I am not at this time going to my classes at church. I am not up to doing 1 hour of zumba like I used to. So work at it at home 10 minutes at a time.

Housework is a good ezercise like today, I need to do laundry, dust, clean the bathroom, and kitchen.

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AMYBELLES 6/28/2014 9:41AM

    Debbie, I think you are being very wise to limit how much exercise you do since you have asthma and had the lung surgery. The exercise bike and housework are great, and 10 minute spurts are very beneficial!

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STEPBYSTEP1955 6/27/2014 7:05PM

    Debbie, you are doing great! It's a wise idea to take your time and slowly work your way back to what you use to do. You got that right ... housework is good exercise! Thanks for sharing!

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CATHYGETSFIT 6/27/2014 5:46PM

    I think you are doing great Debbie! I think it's wise of you to work on doing Zumba for 10 minutes at a time at home until you are able to do the 1 hour of zumba. Yes, housework is good exercise as well. Thanks for sharing! emoticon emoticon

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KRAZY4KATZ 6/27/2014 12:07PM

    Thanks for sharing! emoticon that housework is a great form of exercise.

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Vacation! BSG Week3 Active Apples!

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Well writing about a cacation this summer is a little hard. It seems like I am on a permanent vacation since I retired. I can do just about anything I want go where I want. I do remember a vacation that I took when I was 16 years old with my two younger sisters, my mom and oldest sister, to Savannah, GA. We spent two weeks there visitin my married sister who's husband was in Vietnam at the time.

I was lucky enough to be able to visit some of the most historic sites while in Savannah. The Juleit Lowe house that had been recently restored. Several plantation house that also had been restored around Savannah and old Fort that had been there since before the Civil War. If you haven't figured it out I am a BIG History buff.

I have promised myself that I will some day go back to Savannah to revisit some of thsese historical places. I would also like to go visit Mount Vernon, and Gettysburg. That is the kind of the vacation I would like to enjoy next.

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AMYBELLES 6/24/2014 12:09AM

    I've been to Savannah one time before and remember it as such a beautiful place. I definitely want to go there again. I've been to Gettysburg quite a bit, being from PA...I also like visiting historical places!!

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KRAZY4KATZ 6/22/2014 10:32AM

    We love visiting historical sites and museums when we go on vacation. Hope you are able to get back there sometime.

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CATHYGETSFIT 6/22/2014 2:40AM

    Thanks for sharing your memories of your vacation with your family to Savannah. It sounds like it must have been a fun one. I like to visit historical sites and places where you can learn or get a new perspective on history. Randy and I visited the Lincoln museum in Springfield, Illinois one summer and it was great. I also visited the Titanic museum in Branson and that was really cool! I'd love to go back and visit it again. I hope you'll get back to Savannah someday to revisit some of the historical places you mentioned.

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STEPBYSTEP1955 6/21/2014 9:16PM

    Debbie, thanks for sharing your treasured memories of the vacation to Savannah during your teen years. Like you I enjoy visiting historical sites. I do hope you get to go back to visit some of those sites in Savannah.

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