BARBIE176's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=BARBIE176 BARBIE176's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community SparkPeople.com http://assets2.sparkpeople.com/assets/nav/logo_spark.gif http://www.sparkpeople.com/ Shining Brightly 10-18-17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6422818 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/3df62ab7-2e2e-4691-9b45-c6bdce85e3f0.jpg"> Wed, 18 Oct 2017 22:23:48 EST Shining Brightly 10-18-17 - Trailblazer http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6422683 <em>244</em> <em>590</em> I am so proud that I was able to achieve more exercise over the past weekend and was able to achieve the trailblazer award. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/bf97ea49-ba65-4839-ab11-8874ef4d00b5.png"> Wed, 18 Oct 2017 11:26:01 EST Shining Brightly 10-17-17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6422523 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/02917665-22d4-46e1-92ab-8b64b0a8b4d9.jpg"> Tue, 17 Oct 2017 22:57:08 EST Shooting Stars - Week 1 Badges http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6422200 I had an <em>345</em> week one, but not quite good enough to be on track to lose my 5% in the 8 weeks of the challenge, so I must <em>386</em> because <em>521</em> ! <BR> <BR> Here are my badges earned for week 1: <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/687d32b4-f159-4625-bf29-4948c84ea245.png"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/396a4aff-1b9f-4a13-8d2c-b1aad1439477.png"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/... Mon, 16 Oct 2017 22:22:36 EST Shining Brightly 10-14-17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6421883 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/18a71361-63e8-42cf-8dec-b08343594fd2.jpg"> Sun, 15 Oct 2017 23:33:29 EST Shining Brightly 10-14-17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6421554 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/00b8c205-a287-4590-a649-b57d175cedac.jpg"> Sat, 14 Oct 2017 23:58:52 EST Aspire to Inspire BSG Week 2 - Pet Peeves http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6420514 Our blog assignment this week for the Aspire to Inspire BSG Challenge is: <BR> The second week in October is Pet Peeve Week. A pet peeve is a minor irritation or stressor that an individual identifies as particularly annoying to him or her. A key aspect of a pet peeve is that it seems to be acceptable to others. This is your time to unleash! What are your top 5 pet peeves and why do they bother you? <BR> <BR> 1. Smoking. I am allergic to smoke and besides it is just nasty smelling. I rea... Wed, 11 Oct 2017 17:34:02 EST Shining Brightly 10-11-17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6420454 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/87ba8311-5f86-4aa3-a438-214f920c0b6c.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Just have to remember baby steps are better than no steps at all. Wed, 11 Oct 2017 14:27:49 EST Shining Brightly 10-10-17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6420259 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/9b8df441-c933-42d8-acea-167a1df4f41f.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I really need to follow this! Wed, 11 Oct 2017 01:04:18 EST Shining Brightly 10-9-17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6419895 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/5cdc5651-3aa1-4bf5-826c-344b37a7924b.jpg"> Mon, 9 Oct 2017 22:53:22 EST Ready for Take Off http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6417127 <em>244</em> ready for take-off on Saturday October 7th with my Shooting Stars amazing teammates. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/7ec045b5-512f-4df6-a863-d380068f8d56.png"> Mon, 2 Oct 2017 00:23:54 EST Week 4 Aspire to Inspire BSG Challenges - Life Experiences http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6414961 Our blog assignment for this week for the Aspire to Inspire BSG challenge is to write a blog about life experiences that have added to your self-confidence; what are your personal strengths and positive traits? Give an example of how one or more of these qualities help you move forward. Write a blog about life-experiences that have added to your self-confidence. <BR> <BR> Here is a list of what I consider to be my personal strengths and positive traits: <BR> <BR> 1. Honesty. <BR> 2. Loyal... Mon, 25 Sep 2017 14:45:41 EST Week 3 BSG Aspire to Inspire; Staying Positive in a Negative World http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6414316 Our blog assignment for this week for the Aspire to Inspire BSG challenge is to say how we stay positive in this world of negativity. <BR> For the most part I consider myself a positive person. I think I accomplish this by: <BR> 1. Choosing what I watch, read and listen to. If I am constantly being filled with everything negative in this world I will most likely find it challenging to be positive. I do watch and read some current events, but I try to limit my exposure to a very minimal amoun... Sat, 23 Sep 2017 20:43:23 EST Week 2 BSG Aspire to Inspire blog - Staying Healthy As We Age http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6411998 Our blog assignment for this week for the Aspire to Inspire BSG challenge is to list ways to stay healthy as we age. <BR> <BR> I am constantly hearing people say there is nothing golden about our “Golden Years”. While even I sometimes feel that way, there are ways to minimize those feelings and to stay healthy as we age. <BR> <BR> 1. Eat healthy: Include lots of vegetables and fruits; limit saturated fat; include heart-healthy fats; limit sugar and white carbs; eat whole foods; watch porti... Sun, 17 Sep 2017 01:52:54 EST September Goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6408699 For our Aspire to Inspire BSG Challenges our blog assignment is to write about our progress for last month and our goals for this month. <BR> <BR> Last month I didn't really set any goals since I was sick most of the month. I started the month off with bronchitis and the cough continued most of the month so I just did what I could when I could. <BR> <BR> My goals for September are: <BR> <BR> Monday through Friday - walk a minimum of 30 minutes either outside with Marv on indoors on the tr... Thu, 7 Sep 2017 14:58:01 EST Shooting Stars 5% Summer 2017 Challenge Overall Badges http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6405528 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/c784996e-596d-4281-922b-d845f6cf4f36.png"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/91949d69-09be-45c9-b9af-f7f627bcd41f.png"> Tue, 29 Aug 2017 22:30:06 EST Week 8 Badges - Shooting Stars http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6405527 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/d4d14cb0-a59b-4cc9-bc7e-bcc35d9a6836.png">Here are the badges I earned for week 8 of the 5% challenge: <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/218ce88b-785c-4306-a6c4-d6b2b8dabdad.png"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/f2b4d604-6467-4f41-b5a2-9bea2119fc0a.png"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/7f35115d-b612-47a7-898f-d908686255b7.png"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img s... Tue, 29 Aug 2017 22:27:10 EST Thursday's Blessings http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6403697 Today's blessings: <BR> <BR> 1. Walking with Marv <BR> 2. Stretching and strengthening exercises from my doctor <BR> 3. Riding to Eugene with my friend to pick up her granddaughter <BR> 4. Lunch with my friend, her daughter and granddaughter <BR> 5. Lots of laughter on our trip back home <BR> 6. Spending the evening with Bob and his family with lots more laughter Fri, 25 Aug 2017 00:45:55 EST Gratitude for Today http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6403265 The smoke was some better today and it was some cooler. Yay. My gratitude for today was: <BR> <BR> 1. Got in a short walk with Marv. <BR> 2. Got in a half hour of stretching and strengthening from my doctor. <BR> 3. Treated myself to an hour massage. <BR> 4. Had an awesome yoga class. <BR> 5. My cleaning lady came and cleaned. Wed, 23 Aug 2017 22:30:48 EST Gratitude for Today http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6402895 It is so smoky where I live that I've been suffering from my allergies and feeling a little down so I decided I should state a few things I am grateful for today. <BR> <BR> 1. I have a house to be confined to so that I can enjoy smoke free breathing. <BR> <BR> 2. My grandson stopped by after he got off work so I had company. <BR> <BR> 3. My 4-legged friend has been more than willing to spend time with me inside. <BR> <BR> 4. Not going outside provided me time to mop my wood floor and cont... Tue, 22 Aug 2017 22:35:08 EST Week 7 Badges - Shooting Stars http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6402890 <em>244</em> I did a good job of accumulating badges during week 7. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/c9941d8b-532d-4416-89d9-1468f31be3e6.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/eae29758-9b97-474e-b076-a722fe27be9a.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/39ad657b-280b-4981-ac3e-3b5406c6de1a.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/969ddfec-a9b4-4298-94a9-25636433dcb9.jpg... Tue, 22 Aug 2017 22:23:31 EST Week's Progress http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6401507 My goals for this week were: <BR> <BR> 1. Walk daily, minimum of 15 minutes <em>248</em> all 5 days <BR> 2. Stretch and strength from my doctor daily, minimum of 15 minutes <em>248</em> 4 0f 5 days <BR> 3. Freggies daily, minimum of 5 <em>248</em> all 5 days <BR> 4. Hydrate daily, minimum of 8 glasses <em>248</em> <BR> 5. Yoga twice per week minimum <em>248</em> <BR> <BR> Feeling <em>250</em> about my progress especially since I've been fighting the blues the last ... Sat, 19 Aug 2017 00:58:20 EST Week's Goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6399969 My goals for this week are: <BR> <BR> 1. Walk daily, minimum of 15 minutes <BR> 2. Stretch and strength from my doctor daily, minimum of 15 minutes <BR> 3. Freggies daily, minimum of 5 <BR> 4. Hydrate daily, minimum of 8 glasses <BR> 5. Yoga twice per week minimum <BR> Mon, 14 Aug 2017 23:19:17 EST Week 6 Shooting Stars Badges http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6399968 My week 6 badges <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/b46d445e-dcf6-48ee-9e56-f80ac3ba2745.png"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/00f40bca-3166-4676-99a9-0f0fabf47047.png"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/c6f4abd2-2301-44e6-9aca-a12a6d416a87.png"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/be07a885-50b2-4d10-8d56-147d7efc5fbc.png"> <BR> <BR> <BR> Mon, 14 Aug 2017 23:12:47 EST Mini Vacation http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6396040 Bob and I took a mini vacation last weekend and it was such a beautiful and relaxing time. <BR> <BR> We took a trip south through the Redwood Highway and up Highway 101 on the Oregon Coast. <BR> <BR> We saw a sign for Lake Selmac and since Bob loves lakes we decided to take a short detour to see the lake. It brought back memories for me because years ago (before my son's death in 1993) we went with the master's swim team and did a lake swim here. It was my first lake swim, a mile in total, ... Fri, 4 Aug 2017 18:32:51 EST Week 4 Progress http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6396037 My goals for week 4 were: <BR> <BR> 1. Walk daily, minimum of 15 minutes <em>248</em> <BR> 2. Stretch daily, minimum of 15 minutes <em>248</em> <BR> 3. Freggies daily, minimum of 5 <em>248</em> <BR> 4. Hydrate daily, minimum of 8 glasses <em>248</em> <BR> 5. Yoga twice per week minimum <em>248</em> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <em>590</em> <BR> <BR> Fri, 4 Aug 2017 18:23:00 EST Week 4 Badges - Shooting Stars http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6396035 Here are my badges for week 4 of the 5% challenge: <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/7023e4a0-7752-4d9d-b7c1-2cdb8e715abc.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/fd2b4eb6-b9bb-450a-a797-762867c56818.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/117a2f39-65ef-457d-963a-0c8a6dae532c.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/fad35057-c8a5-46ba-841d-d86b47cabef1.jpg"> <BR> <BR>... Fri, 4 Aug 2017 18:20:05 EST Weel 4 Goals - Shing Stars http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6392329 I recently read an article by Andrew J. Leonard entitled 15 Principles to Nutrition Mastery. <BR> <BR> One of the principles was that when life gets busy, we shouldn't press "pause" but adjust the dial. <BR> <BR> Another principle was to make it easy. This really resonated with me. Develop one skill at a time and actually do it on a regular basis. So, here is my list of 5 things I can do on a regular basis, and they will be my goals for this week. <BR> <BR> 1. Walk daily, minimum of 15 m... Wed, 26 Jul 2017 13:56:42 EST Week 3 Badges Shooting Stars http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6392328 My badges earned for week 3: <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/49f61857-aa52-46d1-9ef5-8554afb24f77.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/1281d5ba-6cf5-40fe-83de-5eddbf09ee8c.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/f521782c-6d9d-4e87-aeb2-64fc30e04da6.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/0fdb9b55-9ce4-42ea-bfb7-5c31039b0f01.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I was disappointed to see t... Wed, 26 Jul 2017 13:55:19 EST Week 3 Progress http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6392325 I Had a pretty successful week last week. I am going to keep <em>386</em> and striving for improvement because I know <em>521</em> <BR> <BR> My goals for week three were: <BR> <BR> 5 days 30 minutes cardio - <em>248</em> <BR> 5 days 10 minutes stretch and strengthen for bursitis <em>248</em> <BR> 2 days 60 minutes yoga <em>248</em> <BR> <BR> 3 days - Limit Sweets <em>248</em> <BR> Track at least 5 days - Only did 4 days but am happy with that <BR> Drink 8 plus cups ... Wed, 26 Jul 2017 13:47:57 EST Awesome Friday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6390382 Today was an <em>345</em> day. <BR> <BR> Marv and I got in our hour walk this morning and it was so nice to get through the entire walk without having to stop due to aches and pains. <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> After our walk I did a lot of the stretching and strengthening exercises from my doctor - to hopefully prolong the pain free feeling. <BR> <BR> I got all of the windows in the front of the house washed. There are still a lot of windows left, but <em>244</em> for progress and ge... Fri, 21 Jul 2017 22:06:59 EST Week 3 Shooting Stars Goals - July 15 - 21, 2017 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6389144 I Had a pretty successful week last week. I am going to keep <em>386</em> and striving for improvement because I know <em>521</em> <BR> <BR> My goals for th1s week are: <BR> <BR> 5 days 30 minutes cardio <BR> 5 days 10 minutes stretch and strengthen for bursitis <BR> 2 days 60 minutes yoga <BR> <BR> 3 days - Limit Sweets <BR> Track at least 5 days <BR> Drink 8 plus cups of water daily <BR> <BR> Get the scale to move further downward <BR> <BR> I went today to get an epidural inj... Tue, 18 Jul 2017 21:36:23 EST Progress Week 2 July 8 -14 Shooting Stars http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6388727 My goals for last week, July 8 - 14 were: <BR> <BR> 5 days 30 minutes cardio = <em>248</em> actually did 5 days of 60 minutes plus other days <BR> <BR> 5 days 10 minutes stretch and strengthen for bursitis - <em>248</em> <BR> 1 day 60 minutes yoga <em>248</em> actually went two days <BR> <BR> 3 days - Limit Sweets - Still struggling, but I was better than the previous week <BR> Track at least 5 days <em>248</em> tracked all 7 days <BR> Drink 8 plus cups of water daily ... Mon, 17 Jul 2017 22:29:23 EST Week 2 - Shooting Stars Landing Badge http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6387170 <em>244</em> I am excited to have helped the Shooting Stars land in Angkor. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/f42a0991-57e0-4f1e-a537-c5e499f9c19c.jpg"> Fri, 14 Jul 2017 00:53:24 EST Week 1 Badges http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6385866 While I may not have achieved all of my week 1 goals and I had a gain on the scale instead of a loss, I am feeling better about my progress for week 1 than I did on Saturday. <BR> <BR> Here are the badges I received for week 1 with the Shooting Stars: <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/1109cc41-8f9a-467f-b8f9-5d469c4da3d5.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/9293d68e-fb5b-4ff4-8ecf-cded5103982e.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="htt... Tue, 11 Jul 2017 00:27:00 EST Goals July 8 - 14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6384890 I was less successful than I had hoped last week, but I am going to <em>386</em> because I know <em>521</em> <BR> <BR> My goals for the week are: <BR> <BR> 5 days 30 minutes cardio <BR> 5 days 10 minutes stretch and strengthen for bursitis <BR> 1 day 60 minutes yoga <BR> <BR> 3 days - Limit Sweets <BR> Track at least 5 days <BR> Drink 8 plus cups of water daily <BR> <BR> Get the scale to move downward Sat, 8 Jul 2017 15:08:33 EST Week 1 - Shooting Stars - Landing Star http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6384889 <em>244</em> I earned the landing star for week 1! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/c2da4ea8-f13b-49b8-94ea-982c55e21eb4.jpg"> Sat, 8 Jul 2017 15:04:10 EST Progress July 3 - 7 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6384595 Well, this week was much more challenging than I had hoped for. My goals for the week were: <BR> <BR> M/W/F - 30+ minutes cardio; 10 minutes stretch and strengthen for bursitis; 60 minutes yoga - While I didn't achieve all of my goals, I feel good with what I did do. I walked each of the three days. I did some stretching and strengthening, but I need to be more consistent with that. I didn't make it to yoga any of the days. Monday no instructor showed so it was cancelled. Wednesday I had a... Fri, 7 Jul 2017 20:54:33 EST Summer 5% Challenge - Shooting Stars Week 0 Badges http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6382850 <em>244</em> I did earn some badges for week 0 even though I was recovering from my long, hot road trip! So proud. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/24cc1de9-3e09-46c2-a5ea-e5bca18428bf.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/6111b423-9d73-40d6-af15-78771dd7880c.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/efe1437f-7377-4252-ba1a-d1bbf422e144.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I am aiming to receive more badges during week 1... Mon, 3 Jul 2017 14:07:30 EST Goals July 3 - 7 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6382846 My goals for the week are: <BR> <BR> M/W/F - 30+ minutes cardio; 10 minutes stretch and strengthen for bursitis; 60 minutes yoga <BR> Tues - 30 + minutes cardio; 10 minutes stretch and strengthen for bursitis; 40 minutes strength on the ball <BR> <BR> Limit Sweets <BR> Include freggies at every meal <BR> Have salad for one meal daily <BR> Less White Carbs <BR> <BR> Lose 1 pound <BR> Drink 8 plus cups of water daily Mon, 3 Jul 2017 13:59:02 EST Motivation Checklist http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6380150 Motivation Check List: <BR> Be healthy and strong <BR> Be in less pain <BR> Have more energy <BR> Be able to do more active things <BR> Be able to not desire sweets and treats <BR> Be able to only eat healthy foods including more vegetables and fruits <BR> Be able to eat mindfully <BR> Be able to avoid emotional eating <BR> Be able to be active in my old age <BR> Feel good about how I look and feel <BR> Be success story to motivate others <BR> Look and feel good in shorts and swimming suit <... Mon, 26 Jun 2017 23:15:00 EST Overall Badges Shooting Stars Spring 2017 Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6370934 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/17a8eed0-789d-4be4-8e08-f7863bf1232f.png"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/4133003c-99b4-420c-aad3-310e1e70723a.png"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/5d43c7c3-c567-40c1-8932-f2e2edfedd83.png"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Sun, 4 Jun 2017 23:19:55 EST Week 8 Shooting Stars Badges http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6370933 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/251b8c0a-3156-4182-9ed0-4acb732f5656.png"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/c6557c92-2eaa-4d10-bd6a-78bce0751d52.png"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/2c35f898-9cb0-4f90-8a72-3662bbb1dda3.png"> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/eda001aa-c9ac-4157-8237-2dca70476843.png"> <BR> <BR> <BR> Sun, 4 Jun 2017 23:17:50 EST Summer Plans http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6368288 This week’s assignment for the Aspire and Inspire team is to write about our summer.. What do you hope to achieve for summer-whether it is about social, personal? <BR> <BR> I hope to lose some weight and get my eating under control again. I have decided I am going to start gluten free tomorrow and really stay focused on that for the time being. I just don't like how I am looking and feeling right now. Nothing feels comfortable, especially after I eat so now is the time to change things up. ... Mon, 29 May 2017 22:01:44 EST Proud to Have Helped the Shooting Stars Land in Vancouver http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6366247 I've been struggling this week so I am proud to have helped my Shooting Stars team land in Vancouver. One day at a time; one step at a time <em>521</em> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/37766224-3b11-4336-a896-4ce915e9f789.png"> <BR> Wed, 24 May 2017 22:54:19 EST Beautiful Days http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6363309 It was a nice, dry day today. I had an awesome day. Marv and I got in a nice 53 minute walk followed by stretching and toning for my hip bursitis and yoga. This afternoon I got weed and feed on my yard and created a beautiful card for Bob's granddaughter's bridal shower which I get to attend on Sunday. <BR> <BR> It is predicted to be dry and warm for the next week and I am so happy. Wed, 17 May 2017 22:46:40 EST Week 1 Blog - Aspire to Inspire Progress/Goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6358227 Our blog assignment for week 1 of the BSG challenge for May is to blog about your progress the past month and your goals for this month. <BR> <BR> I didn't set any goals for April as I was on vacation. <BR> <BR> My May goals are: <BR> <BR> 1. Consistently exercise: <BR> Monday/Wednesday/Friday: 30 minutes or more cardio, 20 minutes or more stretching, and 60 minute yoga class <BR> Tuesday/Thursday: 30 minutes or more cardio, 40 minutes or more strength, alternating between on the bal... Fri, 5 May 2017 22:45:31 EST Stressful Thursday Turns out Good http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6358161 The day started off rather beautiful with blue skies and warm temperatures. Marv and I got in a nice walk although Marv wasn't sure he liked the warmth so much. Afterwards i got in lots of nice stretching for my IT bursitis. <BR> <BR> In the afternoon I had an appointment to get my hair cut and Marv was outside satisfied chewing on his bone. Unfortunately while I was gone the weather took a huge turn for the worse with thunder and lightening. I hurried home because i was worried about Marv ... Fri, 5 May 2017 19:11:41 EST May 1 Progress http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6356400 I had an <em>345</em> beginning to a new month. <BR> <BR> I got up and started early. Marv and I got in a nice hour walk before the sprinkles started. That was followed by stretching. Unfortunately yoga was cancelled today. <BR> <BR> However, I made good use of the extra time that allowed and got laundry done, vacuuming done, shopping done, gave Marv a bath, made my healthy loaded muffins. <BR> <BR> <em>386</em> <em>521</em> I am really trying to stay focused so I will see the ... Mon, 1 May 2017 23:09:30 EST Shooting Stars Week 3 Badges http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6356398 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/c49da970-37c4-42de-9903-8091c782b297.png"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/15a15fa5-dc59-4708-9bfd-98c4ac4d9062.png"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/a268091c-e817-410e-b285-fa5ee2708463.png"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/5b64b927-2f7c-42b6-8377-53d87c91e2f9.png"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/af7ce571-42c... Mon, 1 May 2017 23:04:24 EST