ROSE6040's SparkPeople Blog ROSE6040's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community Moving Onward in the Right Direction I am just a few ounces away from my first 10 pound weight loss and I feel wonderful! Thank you to all my Spark friends for their support and encouragement. Onward to my next short term goal and the next 10 pound weight loss. <em>30</em> Sat, 25 Jul 2015 13:26:09 EST A Day to Celebrate Happy Fourth of July! <em>195</em> <em>232</em> <em>283</em> Sat, 4 Jul 2015 14:18:12 EST Fun Shopping My husband and I are starting a big remodeling project. We are updating two bathrooms and a screened in porch. Today we will be starting to go from store to store looking for vanities, flooring, tiles, etc. It is a lot of work, but for us it is really fun doing it together. <BR> <BR> Over the next few weeks I will get a lot of extra walking done. We will park at the other end of the parking lot and take a few spins around the store to get in some extra steps. <BR> <BR> I look forward ... Sat, 10 Jul 2010 08:47:28 EST Challenged and Motivated I am psyched! I have recommitted myself to walking and tracking my strength and cardio training. I have been motivated by my Mediterranean Diet Spark Team and my many Spark friends. <em>244</em> Sun, 30 May 2010 12:09:35 EST Flying Below the Radar... It was one of those awful days at work today. You know the kind. Everyone was at each others throats...I'm not kidding. I did my best to stay out of what was going on. I kept my head down and flew below the radar. I thought 5:00 would never come. <BR> <BR> I sure do hope tomorrow is a better day. <em>40</em> Tue, 18 May 2010 21:17:41 EST A Long Time Coming... I had the best day in the garden today. This is the first time since my cancer treatments two years ago that I have had the stamina to stay outside and tend to my flowers for more than an hour. I was able to plant, weed and mulch and still had enough energy to do some trimming and transplanting. It was wonderful! <BR> <BR> This day was a long time coming, but it was worth the wait...I feel happy and healthy. <em>345</em> Sun, 16 May 2010 19:21:31 EST I Was Tempted Today... My husband and I spent the most wonderful day in Gatlinburg, TN. We went to potteries, craft shops and had the most wonderful lunch at a small, out of the way restaurant tucked in the beautiful Smoky Mountains. <BR> <BR> This morning before we left, I promised myself that I would not fall off my diet. I wanted to enjoy the day with my husband and did not want to feel guilty about anything that might keep me from reaching my goals. <BR> <BR> The menu at the restaurant was wonderful and ver... Sat, 15 May 2010 19:59:41 EST One Month... Today marks one month as a SparkPeople member and I couldn't be happier. <BR> <BR> I have lost 9 pounds...developed good dietary habits...and met many wonderful and encouraging friends. I have been inspired and motivated and feel confident that I will meet my goal. <BR> <BR> Thank you all my Spark friends. <em>252</em> Thu, 13 May 2010 21:15:05 EST Picture Perfect... I had a bit of a disappointment yesterday, but unlike what has happened in the past, I was not totally derailed by it. No, this time it just strengthened my resolve. <BR> <BR> Yesterday my husband and I went to see a beautiful topiary garden. Since I had lost 8 pounds, I thought it was "safe" to have my picture taken amongst the flowers and topiaries in that wonderful garden. I was apprehensive at the thought of having my picture taken, but I thought why not. I felt healthy and thinner... Sun, 9 May 2010 14:55:54 EST Happiness is,,, Finding the Sparks community when I especially needed it. I feel very motivated and hopeful. Tue, 20 Apr 2010 20:34:25 EST