RALWINE's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=RALWINE RALWINE'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/ Happy New Year, Everyone! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5181954 °*”˜˜”*°•.¸&#9734;&#9733;&#9734;¸.•°*”˜˜”*<BR>°•.¸&#9734;&#9733;&#9734;¸.•°*”˜˜”*°•.¸ <BR> &#9734; A BIG New Years HUG that jumps from blog to wall &#9734; <BR> ¸.•°*”˜˜&#9734; to spread Love and Happiness to all &#9734;˜˜”*°•.¸ <BR> ˜”*°•.¸&#9734; Have a Happy and Safe New Years Eve &#9734;¸.•°*”˜ <BR> ¸.•°*”˜˜”*°•.¸&#9734;&#9829;&#9734; Happy New Year &#9734;&#9829;&#9734;¸.•°*”˜˜”*°•.¸ <BR> ˜”*°•.¸&#9734;&#9829; To My Wonderful Spark Friends &#9829;&#9734;¸.•°*”˜ <BR> ¸.•°*”˜˜”*°•.¸&#9733;... Mon, 31 Dec 2012 10:06:20 EST Missing you all, SparkFriends! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5130917 I have been mostly off for a few days due to illness. Trying to keep my streak alive, so I logged in and did what I could, but it was just too hard to keep up with everything. Feeling a little better now, but let me tell you, cellulitis will make you feel crappy when it's combined with a head cold. Both are coming under control, but neither are over with yet, so it's still not any fun. <BR> <BR> Wish me luck getting rid of them, and I will hopefully be back to my randomly skipping along ... Sat, 10 Nov 2012 20:40:30 EST Sparkquote: http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5119617 I’m a survivor. <BR> I am worth the effort it takes to exercise. I am healthy and strong. <BR> I’m on the path to fitness. I’m enjoying how I’m feeling now. <BR> I love the feeling of making progress. <BR> I enjoy being healthy. <BR> I’m making things easy for myself. <BR> My body is becoming stronger, slimmer, and healthier every day. <BR> I feel light and joyful. <BR> <BR> Downie, Chris (2011-02-01). The Spark (Kindle Locations 1730-1738). Hay House. Kindle Edition. Wed, 31 Oct 2012 22:31:20 EST In the wake of Sandy http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5117704 My prayers are with those in the areas affected by this Superstorm and their loved ones. I live in Indiana, and even as many states and miles from the coast as we are, we've felt brutal winds for many hours. I can only imagine the devastation those in the path of this hurricane are experiencing. <BR> <BR> You are all in my thoughts today. Tue, 30 Oct 2012 09:41:31 EST Copy and paste this exercise! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5116414 Hi! <BR> <BR> Here is an idea for a blog that I borrowed from another Sparker who borrowed it from another Spark user. These are supposed to have only one-word answers! <BR> <BR> Copy and Paste into your own blog, change the answers to suit you. <BR> <BR> Where is your cell phone? <BR> table <BR> <BR> Spouse? <BR> Jim <BR> <BR> Your hair? <BR> Gray! <BR> <BR> Your mother? <BR> Passed (sniffle) <BR> <BR> Your father? <BR> Sniffle <BR> <BR> Your favorite thing? <BR> Family <BR> <BR> Y... Mon, 29 Oct 2012 08:04:47 EST Find your Beeyootifulllll Day! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5111185 What a great day God has made today! It's just Beeyootifulllll! Make sure you put a huge accent on that first syllable and a pretty good one on the second. <BR> <BR> After such a nasty one yesterday (and of course that was one of the two days a week I work lol), today dawned bright and beautiful, so much that my petunias and verbena opened up some more blooms. The verbena was nearly done, but some of the red in the middle of the yellow opened up and they are smaller but just lovely. Tic... Wed, 24 Oct 2012 12:00:31 EST Measuring the race in forward movement http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5103991 Managed to lose another......2/10th of a pound lol! It's better than the alternative, which I've done plenty of times. It's been a rough week, too, and I honestly expected to have gained, so I am satisfied with this success, albeit a tiny one. <BR> <BR> A little over a week ago, found what I thought was a zit (yeah, a 50-year old battling zits! Whodathunkit?) It turned out to be a cyst which became infected, and that caused cellulitis in just a few short days. Darned weekends, when you ... Thu, 18 Oct 2012 16:34:36 EST Milestone reached! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5099697 Although it seemed hard getting there, I have reached a milestone of 20 pounds lost and it does feel good. With my exercise limitations and dependence on mostly diet to move this journey along, it's a slow process, but (sticking thumbnail behind front teeth here) bam! It's coming along. <BR> <BR> A little story for giggles: I call my husband The Mayor sometimes, just for fun. We live in a tiny village called Tin Cup (which is right around a corner from Copper Kettle - really!). There ar... Mon, 15 Oct 2012 10:23:57 EST Draggin' it http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5029697 Sometimes, it seems as though I have to drag my bum to drag my butt. <BR> <BR> As I sit here and prepare to log in my food, I am nodding off in my chair. Being a Friday, I worked today, putting out books at a local supercenter, which is a fair bit of exercise. That was the finish of a long, hard week, at least compared to usual, but it seemed like I had to slog through the whole week. <BR> <BR> I did manage to squeeze in a new, if small, type of workout - bought a long, medium resista... Fri, 24 Aug 2012 18:44:39 EST Dieting Dollars http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5007733 Dieting ain't cheap. <BR> <BR> Of course, neither is the alternative. Think in terms of the costs associated with being obese, such as medical costs and having to buy larger clothing and more expensive shoes more often. At least if we can do it right, weight loss can help us avoid some of those costs. <BR> <BR> So, I look at the price of produce and I can't believe apples are $1.99 a pound at our local store in farm country. Our area has been hit hard by drought, so that price will und... Thu, 9 Aug 2012 06:07:12 EST My beef with bras http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5000636 Ok, I may be new here, but I have to get something off my chest. Or rather, on it. Or not. Well, I'd like to get a sport bra on my chest, but it's hard to do! <BR> <BR> I have noticed the advertising for a "fitting" her on SparkPeople for sport bras, and I have to chuckle. Most of us are here because we are either trying to lose weight or maintain a weight loss, it seems to be from my jogging around the site, which is thankfully far less painful than the real version. Because the sport ... Sat, 4 Aug 2012 11:49:40 EST