RAFFERM's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=RAFFERM RAFFERM'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/ having someone to talk to http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5312314 I thought I would do this much more often--but time goes so quickly! I have spent the last two weeks with a new trainer. I have known her for awhile and we have talked many times, but she has helped me get serious about getting healthy and taking care of myself. just having someone to share my food tracker with and to discuss the kinds of exercise I am doing has been a great motivator. She has taught me how to group exercises so I am working opposing groups and how to create a mixed workout o... Fri, 5 Apr 2013 08:22:53 EST vacation http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5162873 Over the next two weeks I will take off 7 days to prepare for my daughter's wedding. I am so happy for her, that she has truly found her soulmate. He is wonderful and kind and playful--just like her. <BR> However, I am finding that I am more old fashioned than I thought. She is being married by a friend who is mean and sharp-tongued and just plain not nice! It takes something out of the moment. It will be a wonderful wedding with all of her friends and our family-- <BR> It also takes me out ... Tue, 11 Dec 2012 06:15:49 EST first one! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5158955 I have always thought about doing a blog, but never sat down to actually do it! Today I am 57. I have a full and productive life--3 kids, 1 beautiful grandaughter 2 wonderful son-in-laws. My career in education didn't go where I thought it would but as a district curriculum developer it is crazy busy, wonderful and rich. I visit a local gym 3-4 days a week and swim more for relaxation than fitness. Finding extra time is difficult, but if I make any resolutions this year--that is it!! Finding ... Fri, 7 Dec 2012 07:19:24 EST