MARCY7154's SparkPeople Blog MARCY7154's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community One attagirl for me The optometric practice that I work with is the most amazing on the planet. We have several outings a year that are just a ball. Last night was our latest -- taking in "Nautical Nightmares" at Mystic Seaport in Mystic, CT. The link for information on this event is here -- <link><BR>action=home.viewpage&page_id=C9BADBAE-<BR>F537-0278-D1B0831E6C9D35FE </link> <BR> <BR> Prior to going to the Seaport, we all had dinner at Pizza Grille -- fabulous piz... Mon, 25 Oct 2010 16:48:22 EST It's a top ten day in New England!! It doesn't get much better than today -- temps in the high 50's/low 60's, enough breeze to send the fallen leaves flying, sunshine -- it's a definite "glad to be alive" day. <BR> <BR> Darling daughter and I took the granddollies to an alpaca farm (ranch?) on a Walktober walk. (sponsored by The Last Green Valley here in North East Connecticut,This is the link if you are interested in reading about it. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>tml </link> <BR> <BR> I would ... Sat, 23 Oct 2010 14:23:15 EST I blame my sister!! Back on track after a really rough couple of weeks. Spent some time up north with my sister, brother in law and assorted other family members and fell off the wagon, tripped getting back up again and rolled into the ditch, where I became soaked with water. I was pleasantly surprised when I got on the scale this morning and had lost about a pound in spite of my transgressions at the dinner table and away from the treadmill and weights. It's not really my sister's fault, I just like to bash ... Fri, 22 Oct 2010 20:29:50 EST It's definitely autumn in New England Our furry little forecaster has announced that it is autumn and that winter is not far behind. She does this in a very strange way. <BR> <BR> Three years ago this past spring, a little grey bunny hopped across our lawn. My Sweet Baboo, bless his little heart, chased the little bunny all over the yard until he caught her/him. We're still not sure what flavor she is. <BR> <BR> Anyway, we figured that since it was something like May when she hopped to our house, that the little bunny was an ... Tue, 5 Oct 2010 22:03:53 EST Big thanks to DAPHNE137, TWILIGHTNAN, PAULALALALA, CHAS1949, & DARK-WING I think that by not taking advantage of the support and camaraderie that is available on the Team Forums, I essentially shot myself in the foot!! Thanks for the warm welcome you guys, it feels good to know that there are others like me that are fighting the good fight against Evil Creeping Poundage!! <BR> <BR> Thanks everybody!! <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>220</em> Tue, 5 Oct 2010 14:37:55 EST Somehow I lost inches already..... After a doctor's visit last Monday, I sat down and plotted my assault on my weight, diet, and exercise log. Thank goodness for Spark, it makes it much easier to do all of that in one place!!! <BR> <BR> I started logging what I was eating, entered my goals, and then decided to plug in a few measurements, thinking that it would be some time before I would see any improvement. <BR> <BR> Hmmmm. <BR> <BR> I've been walking and weight training, plus keeping my caloric intake at about 1500. <B... Mon, 4 Oct 2010 21:40:47 EST