OZARKMARY's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=OZARKMARY OZARKMARY'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/ Where does the time go? June 1, 2014 already! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5707932 Well, the Yard Sale was a success and I got the guest room straightened for my cousin's visit. Now, Memorial Day is a memory and Debby has gone back to FL well rested and ready to take on her new job. <BR> <BR> I gained a couple pounds but have already started to drop them. My goals for this month are to continue to weed and clean up the neglected yard, WALK 30 mins per day which is a true struggle and I really don't know why as I have the most beautiful place to walk, and to do some old f... Sun, 1 Jun 2014 08:18:45 EST I am grateful http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5699814 Although I have not been polite and have not replied to all your kind comments to my recent blogs, I DO read and appreciate them. I am scrambling to complete the staining of the deck and the preparing for the yard sale that has been postponed twice. We will be setting up this afternoon in spite of prediction of possible rain. My FL cousin is coming in Sunday evening and I can't wait. <BR> <BR> I have been slowly dropping ounces but that's better than gaining them. Had a physical and foun... Wed, 21 May 2014 08:43:39 EST Wednesday... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5694760 Life sure teaches us to be flexible. This WAS the week for the postponed yard sale. Rain again, which delays my finishing the deck by staining the railings and the sale. We will try again next week. I AM gathering more items which helps rid clutter and gives others a chance to buy things they may need. Really hoping to not have to donate all, but if I do, so be it. Charity is a really good thing. <BR> <BR> I'm going to get out there before the rains move in again to dig and pot some be... Wed, 14 May 2014 09:29:55 EST The next day... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5694027 I didn't actually do the 30 min walk but walked way more than 30 doing the yard work. I Sparked yesterday and tracked some. Weather may not be cooperating with the Yard Sale. Rain predicted Wed, setup day and Thur. ugh! Guest room time today as it is raining. Have a blessed day!! <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/4/l1465762719.jpg"> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/5/l859998780.jpg"> Tue, 13 May 2014 09:32:55 EST My Goals to reach by Memorial Day weekend... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5693154 Lose 5 lbs <BR> Finish Spring yard work, as much as you can EVER finish <BR> Clean and organize guest room <BR> Have a yard sale and donate leftovers to charity <BR> Get a physical (next Mon) <BR> Walk 3o minutes a day <BR> Spark daily and Track <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/9/l890794682.jpg"> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/5/l1521846812.jpg"> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/1/l1198486188.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Mon, 12 May 2014 08:03:40 EST I am back on track! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5683904 It's been slow and steady up hill but I am back on track. During tax season when I work my seasonal job, I tended to eat too high calorie lunches with the girls. Then Lent started when I just quit eating sweets and between meals. I didn't lose a lot but I did lose. Then Easter Sunday came with the treat of chocolates and cake and a couple snacks. That following Monday, no sugar and no snacks. If I could only LIVE this way. Last Thursday, I went to IL to help with and enjoy my CA dd's b... Wed, 30 Apr 2014 10:35:00 EST Happy St Patrick's Day! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5650001 Well, it's St Patty's Day and there are only six weeks until my CA daughter's bridal shower. I need to get off my duff and get moving. Only losing a few 10ths each week is not gettin' it. We had an inch of sleet and 2 inches of snow yesterday afternoon. Hopefully, that was the last hurrah and winter is finished. It's going into the 50's today and much has already melted. Starting tomorrow, I will MAKE myself get those extra steps to help get the pounds off...again. <BR> <BR> Mon, 17 Mar 2014 13:41:35 EST Last entry was July!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5592283 Not surprised it's been so long. A lot has happened since mid July. Enjoyed the gkids visit and reunion. August brought a wonderful trip to the Emerald Coast. Ft Walton Beach was beautiful and breath taking. The 2 day car ride, both ways, was fun. Had plenty to eat at the Lambert's restaurants. They welcomed us by having each one of us in our party choose something from their gift shops. 9 FREE t-shirts was terrific. <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/3/l630718150.jpg">... Mon, 13 Jan 2014 11:32:15 EST I will begin again to Continue... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5422729 After the kids are home, after reunion I will begin again to Continue the journey to Goal. I MUST get away from the sugar!!! I CAN do this!! <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/0/l603795400.jpg"> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/7/l573646921.jpg"> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/6/l767164096.jpg"> Tue, 16 Jul 2013 08:08:51 EST Found the answer to the previous blog mystery http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5398107 It was a mouse. : / The end. Sat, 22 Jun 2013 09:19:21 EST Now, something scarey inside http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5387057 Well, I've noticed some dirt on the shelf before but didn't give it much thought. Cleaned it in a hurry so a little was left. Last night after dinner, I saw that it looked like MORE dirt was laying on the shelf, so I cleaned it well this time. Broke a couple pieces of cactus, replanted them then watered. This morning... <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/9/l1934026889.jpg"> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/6/l1622631960.jpg"> SOOO, what do you think this is? ... Wed, 12 Jun 2013 14:33:44 EST Little Magnolia pretty scarey, I hope http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5387047 Since I don't knit and wanted to get her protected I decorated for Christmas in July...early. Clean cut to remove the dead top and now she looks great! <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/1/l1109229232.jpg"> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/9/l1939340937.jpg"> Wed, 12 Jun 2013 14:21:30 EST Garden project completed http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5386110 Three weekends of travelling leaves little time for weeding or mulching. Got the newspaper laid, mulch spread and it's watered. Nothing fancy but functional. Before... <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/7/l478445261.jpg"> After... <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/9/l1905589898.jpg"> Tue, 11 Jun 2013 17:48:51 EST Found the problem with the Magnolia http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5386097 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/0/l2092793474.jpg"> I AM surrounded by woods. Any suggestions how to keep the woodpeckers away? I'm assuming it's from a woodpecker. Tue, 11 Jun 2013 17:29:17 EST A Magnolia problem? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5385574 We didn't have an unusually cold winter, but this is what has happened to my tree. She's about 5yrs old. Any ideas? There is one more bloom to open. The bottom looks healthy. <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/9/l999909557.jpg"> <BR> Tue, 11 Jun 2013 08:59:11 EST Gardners, How do I sterilize garden soil? Help! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5348668 I have a small area that years ago was a strawberry bed. They died off years ago when many in my area last theirs also. Then I had dill take over. That was choked out with weeds. This area has been going downhill through the 2 hip replacements. Well, this year it is over a ft high with another type of weed. <BR> <BR> IF I cover it with black plastic for the year, do you think I will kill the weed seeds? HELP!!! <BR> <BR> For those members of the Home and Garden Do It Yourself on a B... Tue, 7 May 2013 13:22:59 EST Finally back to 3/31/12 weight!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5315920 Well, I finally made it! I am hoping to start taking the numbers down SOON! I have gone back to my Lenten habit of no sweets and no snacking. The weather is getting Spring like and my job time is coming to an end. I REALLY do want to reach my goal this year and stay there. <BR> <BR> Life is Good!! Hope everyone has a wonderful Sparkweek! Mon, 8 Apr 2013 13:28:19 EST 1 lb http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5303159 I am 1, well, 1.5 lbs away from being able to move my Ticker again. <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> <em>345</em> <em>236</em> Thu, 28 Mar 2013 11:42:09 EST Yoyo-ing seems to be my specialty http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5294913 I've been keeping my Lenten fast of no sugar and no snacking. It's sure not easy but then, it's not supposed to be. I HAVE been stepping on the scale regularly and watching the numbers go down...not a lot, but steadily. I am 3#'s from the number on my weight ticker(Up 20 and now down 20 ugh!). I am ALMOST ready to start "losing" again. Yay me!!! <BR> <BR> As I type, I am waiting for the big "Winter Storm" to hit the Ozarks. Watching the news the last few days, I predicted it to come i... Thu, 21 Mar 2013 11:28:47 EST Some news... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5280112 It's been awhile since I blogged so thought I'd catch you up on things. I am slowly losing and am less than a pound from the 2-teens (again). Clothes getting loser which is a nice feeling. I MUST make myself start taking walks. Maybe I'll recruit my younger ladyfriend to force me.lol <BR> <BR> Another happy announcement is that the CA dd, Sara, has a beau. Not just any bf, but THE one. She's told me that they can't get engaged until he meets the family and they are coming to IL the fi... Sat, 9 Mar 2013 12:48:55 EST Friday after the sleet and freezing rain... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5259893 Had an unplanned day off yesterday. Wasn't too bad getting into work this morning. Thanks to dh blading our hill going to the main road. Only a 1/4 layer on the trees so no breakage. <BR> <BR> Haven't weighed all week. <em>24</em> Our scale died. I'm still doing well with my choices and with no snacking so hopefully I will have a nice surprise when we get it replaced. <BR> <BR> Hulda truly enjoyed eating the sleet accumulation. Hope all of you affected by this storm are doing well. ... Fri, 22 Feb 2013 11:09:46 EST The Weight Tracker and my almost Goal http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5251492 I wish SP would come up with an option to be able to post a regained weight total without it posting pounds RE-lost. I hate getting kudos for those losses. Hope you can understand my thinking. <BR> <BR> I did not make my Valentine's Day goal BUT I was only 2 lbs short!! YAY Me!!! So next goal of 14 + 2 lbs is Tax Day, April 15th. <em>381</em> <BR> <BR> Happy winter! Spring is coming, at least to the Ozarks. Fri, 15 Feb 2013 11:05:21 EST Goal...not yet http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5241616 Wednesday, January 02, 2013 <BR> Jan 2 is START...Valentine's Day is QUARTER way...Tax Day is HALF way...Memorial Day 3QUARTER way...Reunion Day GOAL!!!! 56-42-28-14-00 Simple as that!!!! <BR> <BR> Guess I'm not going to make Goal, BUT, I do have 5 lbs off and will continue trying. That's what I do!! <em>104</em> <em>386</em> <em>252</em> Thu, 7 Feb 2013 13:12:19 EST Getting to Know You game...from NASCAR_CHICK http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5186435 One Word "getting to know you" game. It's been awhile since I did one of these, and w/ the new year upon us, it seemed like a good time to do so again. <BR> Thanks Sunny (SUNNY332) for a sharing... <BR> <BR> Where is your cell phone? table next to me <BR> Spouse? Glen <BR> Your hair? short grey thin <BR> Your mother? passed '90 <BR> Your father? passed '71 <BR> Your favorite thing? a Napon chocolate set from my gramma <BR> Your dream last night? ??what dream <BR> Favorite drink? coffe... Wed, 2 Jan 2013 15:12:47 EST Note to Self http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5186011 Jan 2 is START...Valentine's Day is QUARTER way...Tax Day is HALF way...Memorial Day 3QUARTER way...Reunion Day GOAL!!!! <em>386</em> <em>104</em> <em>249</em> <em>192</em> <em>274</em> <em>341</em> <em>311</em> <em>315</em> <em>328</em> <em>322</em> <em>313</em> <em>67</em> <em>411</em> <em>129</em> <em>191</em> <em>464</em> <em>248</em> 56-42-28-14-00 Simple as that!!!! <em>236</em> Wed, 2 Jan 2013 11:46:50 EST Here she is Ms Hulda Hoop http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5156434 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/6/l567002185.jpg"> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/0/l1072088114.jpg"> She has sure settled in. She is a love! Tue, 4 Dec 2012 21:38:38 EST Thank you for your patience http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5151417 I am thanking all my friends for sticking around. I may not be Sparking like in the past but I am always thinking of those of you here at SparkPeople. <BR> <BR> I have put on 9 lbs since last years annual checkup. I hate posting it only because as I lose those pounds AGAIN, everyone sends such nice encouraging notes for those pounds. I am going to see a PT this coming week to get some specific exercises for ME. That visit and the new puppy will be helping me to get back on track. <BR> ... Fri, 30 Nov 2012 09:02:36 EST Fresh start...being away DOES NOT WORK http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5063301 Hello my Friends, It's been awhile again. Another b-day passes and I'm no where near Goal. I weighed, tracked breakfast, did a load of laundry and 25 mins on the treadmill this morning. I need SP and promised myself to be here everyday this week. Hope you're all doing well. Have a good one! <em>274</em> <em>315</em> <em>374</em> <em>67</em> <em>180</em> <em>465</em> Mon, 17 Sep 2012 13:30:14 EST Almost time for the gkids to go home... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4997575 This is the first year to keep the gkids for 2 weeks. It's been fun. I've helped them both make fleece throw blankets in patterns of their choice. Mikayla, 10, chose guitars with a black back and Kevin, 7, chose puzzle pieces with a red back. They helped with yardwork wearing wide brimmed hats and we've gone to lunch at a local restaurant that's decorated entirely of Beatles memorabilia, which their mom loves. We saw the movie Brave which was so cute. Bought them school shoes and new so... Thu, 2 Aug 2012 08:38:30 EST My sugar addiction... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4963596 Today's Weekly Spark email, the subject "Stop Binge Eating for Good" really caught my eye. I thought, wow, maybe I will finally gain some knowledge to help this "addiction" to sugar, once and for all. So, I went to the article, How to Ditch the "Good/Bad" Food Attitude. The article reminding us that "everything in moderation" is the key. I copied and paste here the paragraphs that pertain to my problem. <BR> <BR> "However, for some people, it just doesn’t work that way. Sweets, salts ... Tue, 10 Jul 2012 09:49:47 EST and then the rains came http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4905567 It's been an awesome week so far. We have been in such need for rain. Tues morning, I awoke to thunder at 5 am-ish. We got 4/10ths inch then sunshine in the afternoon. Wed morning, same thing about 430am but received 1.4 inches then sunshine. This morning, 5 am-ish, thunder, lightning and rain from above. So far, .8 inch. It's grey but sunshine is predicted later with 70's. <BR> <BR> This rain was desperately needed for the local economy. Not just for my garden and baby trees but for... Thu, 31 May 2012 09:50:10 EST Am I the only one having probs with Sparkpage? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4895784 I have been having so many probs changing things on my page, especially text color. Is anyone else having trouble? Are there any suggestions? It takes me several attempts to change anything. I wait for the page to load after each change, but it seems to take forever. <BR> <BR> Guess if this is the worst of my day, I'm blessed! Have a lovely day and a wonderful and blessed Memorial Day! Thank a living Veteran, too. <em>184</em> <em>232</em> <em>87</em> Thu, 24 May 2012 08:50:54 EST I've been away http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4888357 My dh and I went to NE to visit his kids and grandkids 2 weeks ago. Great time visiting and enjoyed a baby shower for a July gr grandaughter. Our gr grandson has had a 1st birthday already! How time flies. <BR> <BR> Got home on a Tues, did laundry, some yardwork and packed for my trip to IL. Enjoyed a long Mother's Day weekend with my kids and grandkids. Went to a benefit concert in Madison, WI, for a young man that passed from pancreatic cancer 4 yrs ago. Great time! Met a bunch of ... Sat, 19 May 2012 09:43:48 EST Wed. Today's Inspirational quote http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4863349 <BR> It does not matter how slowly you go so long as you do not stop. Confucius <BR> <BR> What a wise man. That says volumes about me. No matter the obstacle, I will never stop trying to reach goal. Hope all others that struggle read this quote. YES, we CAN! <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/8/l481904321.jpg"> Wed, 2 May 2012 15:52:33 EST Today's Inspirational quote... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4857283 <BR> <BR> You cannot plough a field by turning it over in your mind. Author Unknown <BR> <BR> This gave me thought of my roots. Grampa and Gramma were farmers. He farmed the 100+ acres, raised dairy cattle so he had the fertilizer to spread on the fields, and walked the rows to hoe the "tisles", as he called them and Gramma did all the household duties while minding 300 chickens. A busy and much harder life than nowdays. A life that was hands on...their hands. The chores did... Sun, 29 Apr 2012 09:36:14 EST Today's Inspirational quote...Thursday already http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4853004 <BR> There is no happiness except in the realization that we have accomplished something. <BR> Henry Ford <BR> <BR> Perfect for my day today. I am going to take everything from my "potting shed" area, organize, throw away, etc. It's a job that's been needed to be done. Today's the day! Looking for today's Happiness. <BR> <BR> Have an awesome blessed Thursday, it's almost the weekend!! Thu, 26 Apr 2012 09:40:04 EST Today's Inspirational quote http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4849511 <BR> They can because they think they can. Virgil <BR> <BR> I CAN because I think I CAN! Can't get anymore positive than this! But there is more...I CAN because I refuse to give up. I keep trying, slip up and feel bad for a very short time and make a fresh start ASAP. Here's to a brand new and better day! <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/8/l88493856.jpg"> Tue, 24 Apr 2012 09:25:48 EST Monday Today's Inspirational quote http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4848858 <BR> Happiness depends upon ourselves. Aristotle <BR> <BR> I am a "glass is half full kind of person" so MY happiness comes easily and in little things. Today I was happy to spend time with some lady friends shopping and having lunch. Tomorrow will be the day for chores which will include pulling weeds and planting the spent Easter lilies in a flower bed at church. Life is Good! Mon, 23 Apr 2012 21:16:10 EST Happy Friday! Today's Inspirational quote http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4843628 <BR> Do not lose courage in considering your own imperfections. Saint Francis de Sales <BR> <BR> I felt the need to use this one today since my wanderings took me to the box of Lemonade GS cookies in the freezer last night. I need "that switch" turned OFF...for good!!! I need to be like the normal eater that has a good and nourishing dinner then settles in for an evening of tv, FB and Pinterest before bedtime. But, NOOOOO, I feel the need/desire to graze. How come I can go the ent... Fri, 20 Apr 2012 07:26:41 EST Today's Inspirational quote http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4843067 <BR> Today was busy...we got a phone call yesterday for my dh to have an MRI in Spfd today at 1pm. So, I didn't take time to do my blog this morning. This quote was in recognition of the project I did yesterday. <BR> <BR> There is no happiness except in the realization that we have accomplished something. <BR> Henry Ford <BR> <BR> If we don't attempt to do things, we miss out on so... Thu, 19 Apr 2012 19:01:11 EST Daily inspirational quote http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4840501 We never repent of having eaten too little. <BR> Thomas Jefferson <BR> <BR> Well, isn't THAT the truth! <BR> <BR> I'm needing to stay more focused because I truly want to reach my goal by Sept, but it's so easy for me to become sidetracked. Hoping to remember to blog something daily so that I can be more accountable for my actions. Today, I will stay within calorie range!! Wed, 18 Apr 2012 07:42:31 EST March has been a very good month... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4802325 This has been a very good March. I'm working and didn't miss any days due to weather. In fact, our weather like much of the midwest has been Springlike. The rains of the last few days is moving out today, I hope. Because the business has slowed, I have read many good books. The furnace kicked on last evening, for the first time this month, so we're saving on the electric bill. <BR> <BR> So, I have made my yearly "stash" money. I have enjoyed a beautiful day of fishing, even though, n... Sat, 24 Mar 2012 08:40:03 EST February already! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4718048 Thought I'd do a quick blog since I don't have much Spark time anymore. I'm working my seasonal receptionist job right now and will be busy for another month or so, then things will slow down. <BR> <BR> I'm not losing but not gaining. I seem to be doing a bit better on the "wobbling" when I walk. I'm sleeping well. I MUST stop evening snacking! <BR> <BR> Can't believe it's Ground Hog Day already, then Valentine's Day, then two of my kids and a grandaughter have birthdays at the end of t... Thu, 2 Feb 2012 08:13:34 EST Need suggestions, trying to research a dog breeder... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4682915 I'm actually looking to check out the breeder where my dd and sil are thinking of getting a white lab. I'm feeling very uneasy. <BR> <BR> They won't allow them to come to their place to look at or pick up the puppy. <BR> <BR> Another thing is, I cannot find anything good or bad about them, using Google. Somebody should be praising such an outstanding place. <BR> <BR> The pics on their site show a beautiful lake, lush lawns and 8 adults labs running around and a couple litter pics of... Sun, 15 Jan 2012 20:36:26 EST We can share ANYONE's blog to FB... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4680616 FYI IMPORTANT...a Blog by Spark Staff Dave, New Sharing and Saving Options on Member Blogs <BR> <BR> Anyone can share our blogs and this email explains it and how to remove it from YOUR blogs. <BR> <BR> Some things are written in blogs, sometimes, that are NOT to be shared and are meant for only our Friends here on SP. Sat, 14 Jan 2012 17:07:41 EST Incentive for me... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4671309 Good morning to ALL! <BR> <BR> I am feeling much better and am losing ever so slightly, but I am hopeful. What I don't like, is that I keep losing and gaining the same few lbs. I get "kudos" on my losses which is yoyoing recently, SO, guess I better change my notifications. <BR> <BR> I have also decided to make a change on my wallpaper image on my laptop. I have a pic of myself that is very flattering after losing 50+ lbs. I got a FB comment on it just yesterday, so why not? I will se... Tue, 10 Jan 2012 12:42:34 EST Slow going...another cold http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4661980 <BR> I still have good intentions and will go outside for awhile today, but I feel like crap. DH and I both have a cold. Mine is mostly sinus where I can't taste a thing and have a dull headache. Trouble is, I've had this on and off since I was getting ready to go to CA in Oct. Can't seem to shake it. <BR> <BR> Oh well, I'll just be glad it's not the flu and that I have a warm house with plenty of food so nothing to worry about. This too shall pass. I just hope it doesn't take ti... Fri, 6 Jan 2012 12:51:30 EST 2012 is GOAL year! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4655277 <BR> I'm glad to start a new year and was blessed to get to start it with family. My son, dil and grandkids came from Chicago and stopped by the St Louis airport to bring my CA dd that flew in to surprise me, but slipped and told me before hand. We had a wonderful time, good food and not so good and made time for some walks. Family is everything. <BR> <BR> They have all gone home. I have been busy doing laundry, went to town to get some more fruit and veggies in the house, and I'v... Tue, 3 Jan 2012 20:59:38 EST Daily blessing post... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4645915 <BR> <BR> Well, guess I really got side tracked. I had no idea that I had missed 2 days. <BR> <BR> Writing down my blessings has shown me that they all revolve from and around my God, my family and my friends, as they should. <BR> <BR> I am blessed waking for each new day, with every glass of clean water to drink, and with every warm shower, with plenty of healthy food (and the not so healthy that brought me to SP), with kids that keep in touch and love me, with a dh that love... Sat, 31 Dec 2011 05:04:39 EST Daily blessing post... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4641983 <BR> I am blessed to have moved to these Ozarks. <BR> <BR> I am 8.5 hours south of Chicago in the Ozark hills. Our weather is usually very mild. Today was sunny and 50 degrees with a breeze that dried my quilts pretty fast. We do get cold, snow and ice but it doesn't last long. <BR> <BR> Life is at a MUCH slower pace with many of the old values still being carried out. Almost ALL businesses close by 1pm on Sat and are NOT open on Sunday. People still keep an eye on their k... Wed, 28 Dec 2011 16:19:50 EST