DOTTIEJANE1's SparkPeople Blog DOTTIEJANE1's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community Spring Yhe weather is not Spring like here current temp is 34 ,with very light rain. But i have been able to get outside several times a day most days so walking/jog has picked up some. Hope everyone has a MOTIVATIONAL SPRING. Sun, 17 Mar 2013 14:17:03 EST 5 things i love about myself Our assignment for Sparks Live is to write a blog about 5 things we love about ourself. <BR> 1. I am a work in progress's and am making progress. <BR> 2. I am a people person . <BR> 3. My natural curly hair. <BR> 4 . I am a good listener , I also do not judge people. <BR> 5. My smile, i put people at ease . Mon, 20 Feb 2012 15:56:40 EST Winter plateau Well winter is here and again i am at a plateau again this year. I have joined Jan. jumpstart's am in week 2 all is going well .The same thing happened last year i am loosing inches but not weight . Wishing all success in 2012 . Mon, 9 Jan 2012 12:31:10 EST Classroom Spent 5 hrs assisting older daughter with her classroom,She teaches preschool title one with a hear start partnership. I painted, put up boarder, moved this and that cleaned out closets. Cleaned file cabinet we put one together . But done for the weekend ,the remainder is all mine. Have curtains to sew but that is about all i gotta do this weekend. Hope everyone has a great weekend. Sat, 20 Aug 2011 16:03:35 EST Amazing Race Fans I joined the Amazing Race Fans team and i am learning about some great cites . Having fun learning about places that have lots of interesting history ; gland I am doing this. I am also meeting Sparker's that I may not have met on this site . Tue, 12 Jul 2011 10:48:12 EST SAVED TODAY Item per item Aldi's and Wal-mart , I saved $20.00 and got $15.00 additional food .YEA Aldi's moved up the street a while ago but today was the first time I used my WAl-mart receipt to shop off of . Tue, 5 Jul 2011 17:33:38 EST PROGRESS I need to buy some shorts so I went to the store and I now wear a size 10!! .Before SP I wore a size 3x in the same brand. <em>311</em> Fri, 27 May 2011 11:25:34 EST Preschool messy day Yesterday I spent at preschool , we did gak, put chocolate pudding in the water tub, painted with feet ,etc . the kids had a grat day . We had family picnic later that everning as preschool will be out next week. Such a joy to see the young kisd have so much fun . Fri, 27 May 2011 09:35:54 EST progress I contuine to loose inches and the pounds a re comming off. Wish you all well on out lifestyle changes. Mon, 16 May 2011 09:48:38 EST Follow up to 30 preschoolers at the pool This was so much fun . Glad i went walked alot in the water4 miles ,but had a lot of fun with the kids. Will help next year. Sat, 30 Apr 2011 16:17:53 EST 30 preschool at the swimming pool Today i will be assisting with 2 classes of preschoolers, 15 in each class doesn't this sound like fun . Each group gets 2 hrs. at the pool . Shall add more afterwards. Have a great day . <em>224</em> Dottie Thu, 28 Apr 2011 07:37:45 EST did my first 5k I did my first 5k today .Was gonna do it on Sat. but some other people were do a 5K today so i did my early, and did much better then I thought . It felt soooo good . Glad i did . <em>311</em> <em>274</em> Dottie Wed, 16 Mar 2011 17:23:21 EST 5K Have completed 4th week on SP traning and doing well thus far. Sat, 12 Mar 2011 20:24:26 EST weighed today and ginned I took early retirement in have not walked as much have been doing video's during Jan., and Feb a lot do to the weather. But have been eating within my guide line most of the time. Have signed up for a virtual 5k and have been walking more lately do to better weather and getting ready for 5k next Mo. So not upset re weight gain . <em>311</em> Thu, 3 Mar 2011 11:03:07 EST week 2 of plan for 5k So far have got all workouts in am progressing .Looking forward to this my first 5k. Fri, 25 Feb 2011 10:42:46 EST 5k I have signed up for SP virtual 5k .How about you ? Sat, 19 Feb 2011 17:05:16 EST winter I have thus far kept my New Years resolution ,and have been loosing wt. The weather is getting warmer so i can get out more.I am happier when i get outside. Am trying a sweet potatoes recipe today . Fri, 11 Feb 2011 12:51:33 EST weight down weighted and i am now at 203lbs it's not on my tracker yet , don't know why. Fri, 4 Feb 2011 15:42:13 EST R&R Trying to take the day off . Sat, 29 Jan 2011 16:41:52 EST NO MORE NIGHT SHIFTS As i took early retirement , I will no longer be on overnights. Am getting better sleep and eating better now that i am on a day schedule. Fri, 21 Jan 2011 07:53:43 EST lost a couple of lbs. Today i weighted as my Sparks life ck we do and i lost a couple lbs yea for me.Tkink i got food and excersie working together. Tue, 18 Jan 2011 13:24:26 EST Got moved Hi every one just a quick line to say that i got moved my sinus infection is just about over. Sat, 8 Jan 2011 18:05:30 EST Sinus infection and moving Hi everyone just wanted to let everyone know that i will be moving Jan.7 . I also have a sinus infection so not get as much walking as i want but should be cleared next week so I will be back on track. Thu, 6 Jan 2011 09:56:34 EST First of year weight in I weighed my self today as it's time for my Spark diet life Pitfall Prevention Plan checkups and i am down a couple of lbs.YEA FOR ME Tue, 4 Jan 2011 13:22:54 EST up date on 10min excise challenge Have finished week 4 and have been jogging on several days of the week.Have not gained weight over the holidays ,have lost one lb. All do to the challenge. Fri, 31 Dec 2010 10:59:57 EST making progress I joined a 10 min excersie challenge and have done really quite well . I started jog for 10 mins . joging is an activity the i did not see myself doing EVER. Have also started indoor walking as the weather is not in an agreeable mood most days . I weighed my self as it's time to do that and i LOST one lb. Mon, 20 Dec 2010 09:43:02 EST jogged for 10 min. Hi , today i jogged,me this is something i do not do but i joined the 10 min challenge and it's cold so i have to get a moving and i jogged. SP what are you doing to me??? Thu, 9 Dec 2010 09:50:24 EST life changes As i have decided to take early retirement, after my birthday in Feb. have added some short term goals for me to track and get my non working time accountable. As i think i will need to so i can see productive. Mon, 22 Nov 2010 09:44:57 EST bands Well i think i have got them figured out and shall Be using them For while. Tue, 26 Oct 2010 11:04:27 EST Fitness bands Have bought a fitness band used it once but it will take some time to get use to. Wed, 20 Oct 2010 14:07:11 EST 6 miles Today i walked 6 miles and was not short of breath or tired. Belive i am making progress.Yea me. Wed, 13 Oct 2010 12:55:37 EST one lb gone Sence i went to the conference and did not track excersie and food choices was not always the best weighted my self to see what the damage was and i lost one lb.something is going right. Tue, 21 Sep 2010 10:08:00 EST Conference I am so happy that i went to Joyce's conference learned a lot .Plan on going next year. <em>104</em> I walked alot but did not wear my ped.and for the most part stayed at cal.range. <em>252</em> Mon, 20 Sep 2010 10:23:28 EST Gone Thur till Sat Hi all i will be at Joyce's Myers confernce fron Thur the 16 of Sep and returning home and Sat. Hope to get back to SP on Sat. Hope all of you hae a great few days . Wed, 15 Sep 2010 05:20:50 EST Long weekend Just thought I'd let you know that i will not be on SP much Thur. To Mon . As i will be a Joyce Myer's conference in ST Lewis . Hope to stay in my cal. range and get some walking in . Mon, 13 Sep 2010 10:12:20 EST down 3 pant sizes Today i tried on my use to wear pant's and one pair fit , need a pair of shorts and went to Wal-mart and wow a size 12-14 use to wear a 20. Scale not doing anything but am loosing some inches. Yea me. Wed, 18 Aug 2010 13:20:56 EST 500 pts <em>244</em> i am going to see Joyce Myers in Sept. and am sooo looking forward to the convention so i used my pts for a vacation. Got some pts from spin and had other pts. Thu, 29 Jul 2010 14:33:07 EST water aerobics water aerobics were fun will go again.Water zumba not to sure about yet , will try a few more times. Wed, 14 Jul 2010 00:57:54 EST class full should be able to get in next week .Have kicked up in house excise. Thu, 8 Jul 2010 09:05:50 EST fitness change In Columbia as well as else where the rain and humidity are affecting my out door fitness, so shall be going to the ARC tomorrow.The ARC is a parks and rec fitness center. Will try water aerobics and water zumba . Wed, 7 Jul 2010 12:53:09 EST Happy father's day Happy father's day to all, hope you enjoy your day. Sun, 20 Jun 2010 11:47:27 EST lost inches My shirts are all gettin to large, as the inches come off. Wed, 9 Jun 2010 13:25:08 EST scales I have been using several and they all very , i will be just using one .I have lost another size on top.Yea for me seem like i am loosing ionches right now and not lbs. but am working on the food thing .I do eat 3 meals most day and they are helther, not always ecought cal.etc. but am getting better. Wed, 2 Jun 2010 09:24:14 EST short time away from SP Just wanted you to know that my youngest daughter has some family problems so i will be over at her home for the next few weeks no computer there. <BR> Will have weekends only at home.Wish you all the best on your journeys .Talk to you latter. Fri, 28 May 2010 09:08:42 EST loosing inches Today i got a pair of capri that i have not wore for about 5 years the inches are comming of , but not much with the lbs. Tue, 18 May 2010 18:32:32 EST rain and more comming looks like we have a weeks worth of rain but some breaks will get out inbetween rains and walk in my neighborhood. Tue, 11 May 2010 11:11:03 EST time off Have taken time off but am back . Tue, 4 May 2010 13:30:37 EST inches have lost more inches , which i am glad for, as the scale isn't moving. Mon, 26 Apr 2010 10:02:36 EST The book Have been reading The Sparkas well as on line this is a great help. Wed, 21 Apr 2010 10:48:30 EST still walking I am doing more walking a going a litter easier on stome streatching. Mon, 19 Apr 2010 10:01:29 EST