MOMS100's SparkPeople Blog MOMS100's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community Feeling Dumber than Dumb Well, it's a beautiful day for a Spark Rally! And I'm supposed to be there, at Green Hill Park in Worcester. Note to self: Even if you think you know the way, GET DIRECTIONS!! I can get lost in a paper bag.... proved it today! <BR> <BR> I told DH where the rally was, and he said, "Oh, that's easy! " and proceeded to tell me how to get there. I remembered going by the park, so headed happily off. Of course, being at camp without a computer, I didn't check. Turns out, we knew how to ... Sat, 30 Jul 2011 13:14:14 EST The Dark Gifts As I was trying to catch up on reading my "Daily Guideposts" devotional this morning (we've been on the West coast for a funeral), I read the one by Brian Doyle for May 26. Coincidentally, that was the day of the funeral for my son-in-law's twin brother. The writer wonders, in print, if some of the painful things that happen to us might be gifts that we don't see or understand at the time. <BR> <BR> Whoa! I had to stop and think about that for quite a while! How can the death of a kind, ... Thu, 3 Jun 2010 20:24:40 EST Skiing at 65 OK, my sister & a few friends think I'm crazy! (And maybe I am!) But I actually had fun this past weekend. My hubby & I went to Okemo in Vermont with our oldest son & 3 grandchildren. Now, I've done cross-country skiing, but could count on the fingers of one hand the times I've been downhill. And that was years ago. <BR> Boy, have things changed! No longer the long skis, but short stubby ones that are easier to control (sometimes). Our son had signed me up for a lesson, thankfully!... Wed, 24 Feb 2010 13:44:02 EST Exercise for today. Whew! Did bootcamp day 1. My legs feel it, though I thought I was in better shape. Actually, it's not surprising, as I haven't been to Curves since Dec. 17th. Then, thanks to our blowing snow, I spent almost a half-hour shoveling & breaking up hardpack, from where the truck packed it down on our way to church. My back & shoulders are in agreement with my legs now! Think a nice, relaxing bath is in order tonight! Sun, 3 Jan 2010 16:10:04 EST End of Summer Well, we're back from camp, though we'll be spending some time there through work weekend in mid-September. As usual, summer went by too fast. <BR> <BR> It's really starting to hit me that I'm RETIRED! No going back to school next week! I'm looking forward to this, with a little trepidation. Will I become too sedentary? Will I sit around with a cup of tea and a good book? Of course! But hopefully, I'll also keep exercising and eating right. Now I'll have more time to plan & make meal... Sat, 29 Aug 2009 11:03:31 EST Bootcamp begins Well, I'm starting bootcamp! SP has done wonders for me this last year, but my motivation to move and exercise has been somewhat lacking. Guess I figured that keeping up with all our preschoolers was exercise enough. I lost about 25 pounds, but would still like to shed 5 more. I re-started Curves and am serious about bootcamp. My eating habits fell down a bit over the vacation. I mean, when your grandchildren make you cookies, you have to eat some, right? I did give half away to the ot... Sun, 4 Jan 2009 13:01:03 EST Slipping Life has a way of beating you down. I love my summers, because I get a chance to spend them in the peace & quiet of our church camp. This year, I've been away more than there. An emergency with our son & family in Maine has me very depressed. I can't get on SP at camp (no internet), so have to track foods manually, which I don't do consistently. I'm walking more, anyway! And on the bright side, though I haven't lost weight in the past 2 weeks, I've only gained 1/10 of a pound! I guess,... Wed, 23 Jul 2008 10:51:05 EST 145 at last!!! FINALLY this morning I was 145! I'm halfway there! I weigh in on Friday or Saturday, but have been so close I've been checking every morning. Now I can get a new pair of jeans & capri pants, & won't have to keep hiking 'em up! I also can get into my too-snug summer shorts again! WHOOPIE! <em>104</em> <em>244</em> <em>252</em> Mon, 2 Jun 2008 17:34:09 EST Trouble, but not for long I'm ALMOST to a goal of 145! Hopefully, by tomorrow's weigh-in I'll make it. <BR> I've been SO close, but refuse to buy new jeans or capris until I reach 145.0 or below. I get close, then go up a pound or so. Maybe this time, I hope, I hope! I KNOW I'll make it sometime. <em>211</em> Fri, 23 May 2008 20:16:35 EST Mom's Memorial Well, it went better than I had hoped. I actually held it together & managed to read my poem without bawling. It helped that my oldest granddaughter, Kaitlin, read a poem she had written, also. She's only 9, but has wisdom beyond her years. <BR> <BR> We first went to the cemetery (in the pouring rain) and had a service. My sister had bought roses for each member of the family to place in the grave around the urn. Mom's great-grandchildren, grandchildren, children & spouses placed a rose... Mon, 5 May 2008 17:52:09 EST