BRUCE31511's SparkPeople Blog BRUCE31511's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community Wonderful Trip My wife and I went to the semi annual antique sale in the middle of Texas yesterday. It was nice weather and very small crowds. I think a lot of the dealers were setting up shop. I think we will come later to the sale in October. We took a friend and her two young daughters (age 4 and 20 months). We looked at a lot of different and unique stuff. The one thing my wife liked was a slab of copper that had been heated so that the colors "popped". It was a very unusual, and heavy piece of a... Fri, 29 Mar 2013 22:27:06 EST Treading Water I did really well losing weight for the first couple of months. Now I am bouncing around the same weight for the last two weeks. Not only have I been out in the garden working, but I have tried to get 10,000 steps and 5 miles each day along with using my exercise equipment three times a week. The good news is that I am not gaining any weight, and I know that I have come down to a 17 inch neck. So, I will now try to get four nights on the exercise equipment and find some stairs to climb ev... Wed, 20 Mar 2013 18:20:54 EST What Category So today I started putting in my garden. We are building up the soil so that we can have a more productive garden. So I went to my favorite home improvement store and got 18 landscaping ties and put them in my cart. Then I got several 40-50 bags of humus, garden soil, and manure. 13 bags in all. After pulling and pushing two carts through the store and out into the parking lot, I loaded items into the car. Although it was humid and in the mid 70's I was not sweating that bad. I drove t... Sat, 9 Mar 2013 19:36:25 EST Valentine Day Goodies Everyone at the office is handing out sweet chocolate goodies. Currently I have a cupcake and 3 pieces of candy on my desk. Everyone who drops off a treat, I thank and add to the pile letting them know I will eat it later. When the end of the day comes, I will pack up all the treats and bring them home to my 16 year old son who will really appreciate and enjoy them! My treat-- Seeing a new low number on the scale come Saturday morning! Thu, 14 Feb 2013 10:36:43 EST Stress Filled Day My day started stressful and continued from one problem to the next. I thought how nice a big bowl of ice cream sounded, but also realized that just meant more time away from my healthy self. So I looked up a recipe for sum yummy cumin carrots, and made me and extra serving of carrots. Yummy and good for you too. Mon, 11 Feb 2013 21:19:47 EST First Spark Blog I've been working on losing weight for a long time. I happened upon spark people by looking for a recipe using butternut squash. Since it was free, I joined the program. I thought that I would work hard to follow all the program steps for 90 days to see where it would take me. This is day 41. So far, I have lost at least 10 pounds. I am still leary that this is the right program, but I will try to meet all the challenges and goals for 90 and see where I am then. This should be an inter... Sun, 10 Feb 2013 22:13:32 EST