ROSE-LITE's SparkPeople Blog ROSE-LITE's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community Spring is's back.. Crazy time of the year when it's 73 degrees ans 40 minutes later it's 54 degrees! Youza!! Sat, 15 Mar 2014 19:46:30 EST Summer finally came! The end of August but it showed up...97..99..100...winds galore....and ain't air conditioning WONDERFUL?? Wed, 28 Aug 2013 11:14:51 EST Retirement Has been 7 weeks of retirement and weight wise? Hanging surely is hard not to grab something to eat! And of course it'd be the WRONG thing! Oy! But still exercising and there is lots to do outside so only a pound has shown up.....gotta work on it though before winter! Youza! Otherwise...retirement is great, <em>334</em> Sat, 17 Aug 2013 17:44:23 EST Class reunion The 45th (!!) class reunion! Youza! Where did 45 years go, right? Was still a lot of fun....didn't eat real well but not horrible....Doin' ok.... <BR> <em>104</em> Mon, 15 Jul 2013 20:08:29 EST Always an exciting time... the end of the school year! hoo ha! kids are SO excited... and staff? ha! We're dancin' down the halls :) well not really but the thought is there... I work in the school office so will be here one more month and then it's retirement time! talk about dancin' feet! <em>355</em> (don't I wish I looked like this..) <BR> <BR> the eating? well... maybe not so terrific but am hanging on... getting the exercises in.... life is swell <BR> <em>334</em> Wed, 22 May 2013 11:53:17 EST good morning! it's only Tuesday? long week already...but then...might be cuz I have senioritis... like college seniors and high school seniors get when there's only a few weeks of school to go..... I only have a few weeks til I retire... hoo ha! and yeah I have to keep a constant check on my attitude <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> a little concerned how I'll do when I am the eating department... but think I'll just have to maybe "pack" my food for the day like I do for work...and try to stic... Tue, 7 May 2013 11:37:53 EST should buy a lottery ticket got 20 points today for logging in AND on the ol' wheel! see how exciting my day is so far? <BR> <em>334</em> Mon, 15 Apr 2013 10:44:45 EST Whoa..hold the phone.. Have had 2 pounds to go for WEEKS....well looking here....a HALF pound gone! HA! The scale DOES move! Gotta laugh..doesn't take take many ounces to get us excited does it ...will take it! Sat, 13 Apr 2013 09:32:32 EST Nothing new just hanging..... still have a couple pounds to go...BUT haven't GAINED any more! that's a good thing.... thank goodness for the gym! Wed, 3 Apr 2013 10:26:14 EST Mercy me... These last TWO pounds must weigh a TON! They will not go away....the goal deadline cam and went...twice <em>334</em> ...yes I am doing ok....maintaining which is very promising...but gee whiz! I WILL get those last 2 pounds off...I will <BR> <em>104</em> Sun, 24 Mar 2013 18:54:07 EST Spring break...HA! I work in a school office and this week is spring teachers... And I work..but can use leave....anyway....we're in the middle of a stinkin' blizzard....yesterday was 60 and today? Gotta love March..... Sun, 10 Mar 2013 14:03:48 EST is the day... that I was supposed to have made my weight goal......close but no cigar... HOWEVER....I'm only 3 lbs away.... so...I'm sure they will come off fairly soon... no worry.... what's a couple more weeks, right? <BR> <em>334</em> Tue, 5 Mar 2013 10:07:13 EST waiting... for Winter Storm Q to arrive.... they've been talking about it for DAYS...was supposed to start last was cancelled... got up this morning and there was nothing...yet they keep saying it's coming.... hm-m... if it does start - I'm outta here (work) will go home and make chili...doesn't that sound like a good snow storm deal? maybe home made bread.... well we'll think on that one.. Thu, 21 Feb 2013 10:56:46 EST a ways to go and a short time to get there.. 2 and a half weeks to go 5 pounds to lose yet......oy! but what the hey, right? will keep working on them..... Mon, 18 Feb 2013 10:31:45 EST the scale... I know I know... not supposed to weigh all the time and I don't BUT I weighed this morning just to see.....cuz FRIDAYS are my "weigh in" days.. thought I'd just take a peek.... and holy cow... 2 lbs gone! Now..... do you think those 2 lbs will still be missing tomorrow on weigh in day? probably should have documented it TODAY!! will see what happens... ain't holding my breath... was fun to see though..... <BR> <em>334</em> Thu, 14 Feb 2013 11:11:43 EST I lost "that" pound.. actually I think I've lost and found that same pound maybe 3 times now..... hm-m. let's hope it's gone for good now <BR> <em>334</em> Fri, 8 Feb 2013 11:35:29 EST Heavy morning.. As in gained a pound! Youza...sure is disappointing....almost told myself not to record the nasty number but...sucked it up and put it out getting so close to making goal...sigh. Ok..onward and upward...or maybe I shouldn't use the "up" word,huh. Will see what next Friday brings....let's enjoy this one.. Fri, 1 Feb 2013 05:13:12 EST Not much going on Got the day off which is have been using some of the time reading spark articles and the much information..I really do enjoy them. And the last couple weeks have gotten into the exercise videos thanks to the January Jumpstart deal...has been really fun! We have so many tools available to us to help lose this weight! Much appreciated Mon, 21 Jan 2013 11:57:09 EST It's WEDNESDAY! not TUESDAY! have been thinking today is Tuesday for whatever reason... but nope... it's another day closer to Friday! don't need to be making the week longer than it already is, right? <BR> <BR> wasn't really in the mood for the gym this morning... even dozed 15 minutes on the couch after Bible reading...but did drag my sorry ol' self out the door.... was fine once I got there and got involved..... haven't had to talk myself into going for quite a while... but at least I WENT! always a good feeling ... Wed, 16 Jan 2013 11:21:19 EST hey! up to..oops.. I mean DOWN 50! hit the 50 lbs lost mark...... I find it amazing! amazing that I let myself get so heavy... amazing that it is coming off... ever so slowly but it's coming off! just a little further to go.... <em>9</em> Fri, 11 Jan 2013 10:08:27 EST sigh...seems like it's been forever.... yeah 16 months I've been working on getting of "this"... sigh... however.. I keep reminding myself that I'm learning a "new lifestyle".... and really I am... I have developed better habits - I have a whole lot more info to work with... exercising is pretty much habit now... just wish I could chuck the last 12 lbs and call it good! know what I mean Vern? Will keep ploddin' away - a day at a time.... Mon, 3 Dec 2012 10:33:12 EST'd everyone's Thanksgiving go? mine was great... the oldest boy didn't make it up from Texas but Christmas is coming.. so that was fine... yes... ate more than I should have.. yet not enough to make me miserable or upset with myself...but boy! can sure see I'm not "cured" yet... holy moly.... sure could slip back into the old stuffer I used to be... going to have to always keep watch... now.. on to the Christmas season! we can do it! Mon, 26 Nov 2012 12:03:26 EST Just every day life... went to a football party... didn't do real well.... ate small amounts but still...things I should not have...took a little more exercise....behaved since..... and moving on. I did notice though eating some of the richer things... didn't truly enjoy them like the old days....maybe maturing? maybe? about time.... at 62...... Tue, 6 Nov 2012 11:43:38 EST I did it! Set a small goal.... Have 32 weeks to lose 32 lbs so tried to lose 16 lbs in 16 weeks and I did it! Woo Hoo! I know..breaking my arm patting myself on the back... Now the next 16 weeks will be the tough ones...holidays.......Youza....will certainly give it a serious try... Fri, 26 Oct 2012 06:35:13 EST Woo Hoo! Seems like forever that not even an INCH would disappear..forEVER! And today? Finally.. 2 inches off the waist and 2 inches off the hips! Hallelujah! Happy Friday to you! Fri, 5 Oct 2012 05:36:14 EST Oops Was on quite a run there for a while...10 lbs gone...but then...nerts...found one of them...sigh. But there's next week...right? Fri, 14 Sep 2012 16:55:53 EST Wow! Blogs are kinda fun! being still "new" not used to posting blogs... and just now went to try one again and there were wonderful encouragements from several on a previous blog of mine... ! oh my! thank you! <em>304</em> Wed, 29 Aug 2012 14:42:07 EST Quite the week Ups and home...eating....but bottom line...I'm still standing! The eating thing..I do annoy myself with my no will power at times....yet other times I'm pretty darn amazing at eating the right thing...think I'll ever be consistent? Will keep working at it... Fri, 24 Aug 2012 19:55:16 EST baby steps one more pound off today.... I know I know.. big deal... but boy! we work for every pound dropped don't we? Fri, 17 Aug 2012 09:51:42 EST