SPARKLINGME176's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=SPARKLINGME176 SPARKLINGME176'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/ Hi! To all my Sparkies! Creating a new marionette show! Many fun busy activities going on! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6223903 Hi! <BR> Incase you don't know, we make all of our marionettes & create all of our shows. I am in the process of getting a presentation together for a possible long team performance agreement, for children. Marionettes include ALL of the art forms. Visual & performing. Sorry I haven't been as accessible as usual. It take me many hours to rehearse, create promotion materials, line up the music, make sure the marionettes & puppets are "camera" ready &&&&&. I am VERY blessed with this talent, s... Wed, 24 Aug 2016 18:01:35 EST What I have learned since June 3, 2016 gained 9#, YIKES!!!! 14# above goal, again YIKES!!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6214454 #1. I stopped weighing in every day, on purpose, <em>192</em> I thought maybe I was getting obsessive about the scale. I learned I NEED to weight in at least 3 times a week. Otherwise I do not keep my weight in check. <em>525</em> It is just the way I am 'wired'. It is NOT an obsession for me. If I were on & off the scale several times a day, that would be an obsession. <em>40</em> <BR> . <BR> #2. There is NEVER enough exercise <em>198</em> , that over eating can remove!! I general... Mon, 8 Aug 2016 17:10:55 EST A busy, wonderful, hot summer! SP is ALWAYS on my mind, even when words are short! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6203287 "Be brave, be kind, and do what you can the best way you know how. That's all anyone, including yourself, can ask of you." Perfect quote from GRACEOMALLEY!!! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/c06489be-0528-4c8b-81c1-b5337b5a3a68.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> The following are updates!!! <em>410</em> <em>67</em> !!!!!!!!UPDATES!!!!!!!!!! <em>31</em> <em>8</em> <BR> <BR> <em>524</em> 7-20-16 "MAY THIS DAY BRING YOU PEACE, TRANQUILITY & HARMONY." Yogi tea. A fun... Tue, 19 Jul 2016 16:13:08 EST A funny thing happened on our way to health...... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6193707 <em>236</em> OMG I am THRILLED!!!!!! As it turns out, my DH has sleep apnea. He was tested.(High is 30 he was 95 whatever that means) I have known for several years that he would stop breathing occasionally, for tiny periods of time. I would just move & he would breath & sleep. I REALLY didn't know it was a big deal. I am SO not medical, I mean AT ALL. When he went through his 5 month hospital ordeal in 2014, that's when I started learning about the medical world. (I fear needles) I am a... Sat, 2 Jul 2016 17:12:20 EST I am zooming through Spring as Summer comes this week! Be the health you want & I will too! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6186302 <em>236</em> 6-20-16 <em>524</em> Another VERY busy fun, week ahead. Out of town 'sisters' (not by birth, but by my choosing!) coming with their families. Working as much as I can catch up with today & tomorrow.... gathering starts on Wednesday- Sunday. <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> <em>67</em> <em>67</em> UPDATES: <em>8</em> <em>31</em> <em>27</em> <BR> <BR> From me to YOU: <em>90</em> 6-22-16 "I see this day as a positive new beginning, (It's never too late to have a ne... Mon, 20 Jun 2016 12:52:11 EST I am enjoying my life, taking it 1 happy day & choise at a time! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6171972 5-28-16 <em>524</em> everyone! Hope your weekend is STELLAR! <em>283</em> We are just staying home & catching up on our paradise pool. I turned on the solar, today. It's going to be about 90 outside, the pool was 68 this morning. Almost time to swim! YEAH!!!!! <em>237</em> I took Lucy for a long walk before it got hot & cleaned the house for several hours. Made Chicken-brown rice- veggie soup. I like to have it on hand during a holiday. My go to food! I've been craving raw veggies, tod... Sat, 28 May 2016 14:42:03 EST Mask photos of the masks I made several years ago! I finally have them, here at home, out of storage http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6165023 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/b26d0eb7-ddc8-4aae-b051-6011c4c08b28.jpg"> <BR> My first, "Butterfly Lady" <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/9b62981b-4776-461e-aaff-3b47814e3ef2.jpg"> <BR> "Flower Fairy" <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/83aef1e9-7ea3-48c7-97aa-65e1ec0aeacf.jpg"> <BR> Mime Goddess- (my friend's face) <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/583a0d99-d3ae-4178-823b-6e38cd100565.jpg"> <BR> "... Tue, 17 May 2016 17:52:28 EST De-Clutting my life & my body is responding, 4 # down, too! Time zooms in my amazing life! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6160255 <em>334</em> 5-10-16 "EVERY SMILE IS A DIRECT ACHIEVEMENT"- Yogi Tea <em>224</em> <BR> <BR> <em>185</em> <em>410</em> It has been 'fun' getting back from my trip to see my Mom <em>79</em> , (the most magnificent woman on the planet <em>432</em> ) & going through storage. I released a storage unit 10'X6', & 4 pounds! <em>542</em> <em>528</em> I made some money, doing it. "They" came & bought everything in the unit, old mattress, too. Also, a desk & dresser & old hats & bl... Tue, 10 May 2016 16:55:11 EST A blog for me to add to, while traveling & seeing my Beautiful Mom, my mentor! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6149220 <em>185</em> 4-24-16 "IMAGINE YOUR LIFE THE WAY YOU WANT, SO YOUR VIBRATION IS A MATCH TO YOUR DESIRES"- Abraham-Hicks <em>355</em> <em>313</em> <em>434</em> <em>345</em> <em>90</em> <em>426</em> <em>528</em> <em>532</em> <em>530</em> <em>268</em> <em>550</em> <em>521</em> I'm doing just that! <BR> 5-6-16 Down 4 #! A Very busy physical week of down sizing storage! Woo Hoo! :-) Home & unpacking. Great seeing my Mom!!!! <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>433</em>... Sun, 24 Apr 2016 11:50:12 EST Getting 'real' with my goals. Why do I insist I CAN over eat & exercise it off? Flash Mob America- http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6143682 I had a wonderful time, met many people & learned I LOVE to dance! It was VERY windy, about 30 MPH, but fun anyway! <em>355</em> People turnout enough to break the Ginnis world record. 253, (the old record was 251). It was sponsored by Bio-Flex. They did a great job! We danced for about 3 hours. Mary Murphy was a true delight! <BR> <BR> 4-16-16 Today I am starting my deep cleaning of clutter in our home. Taking BABY steps so I will not get over whelmed. I have so MANY amazing things to rel... Sat, 16 Apr 2016 16:30:51 EST An open to the public Flash Mob America.... Las Vegas, NV April 15, 2016 Mary Murphy is teaching Mer http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6139119 <em>524</em> I just found out there is a HUGE Flash Mob <em>354</em> next Friday April 15, free registration starts @ 10 am. Freemont Experience. Mary Murphy, from "So You Think You Can Dance" wants to be in the Guinness World records, largest 'Merengue' lesson! If you are in Las Vegas- I plan on being there, too! I also will be promoting Spark People! Please spread the word!!!! <em>252</em> <BR> <BR> Contact 312-228-6870 or email: anya.krenicki@ketchum.com (not mine) <BR> <BR> Hop... Sun, 10 Apr 2016 12:36:45 EST What if SP closed? Photos added 3-31-16My responace to STEPH-KNEE blogs 3-27 & 29, 2016 VERY though http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6131156 (Please read her blogs if you want more info about my response!) <BR> <BR> SP Friend Steph-Knee, <BR> <em>304</em> for your honesty & sharing it with us. <em>252</em> <BR> <BR> I have not had negative comments. <em>40</em> I am SO sorry you have had them. What's up with jealously? <em>18</em> I usually write positive blogs. I believe being positive, creates more positivity <em>530</em> & being negative creates more of that, too. (Indeed, I have VERY hard days, weeks & ... Wed, 30 Mar 2016 18:35:35 EST I'm EXCITED!!!! 4 years; 210 weeks; 1470 days with SparkPeople, TODAY! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6120711 <em>244</em> 3-16-16 Today is my Spark People 4th year anniversary! <em>506</em> <BR> <BR> I WAS= 51 #'s over weight <em>15</em> ; unmotivated; <em>527</em> eating from boxes & bags; <em>483</em> many fast food places every week; <em>486</em> although active <em>311</em> I was not doing focused exercise; not visualizing my goals & on & on! I do not like, even typing the negative things! <em>40</em> <BR> <BR> <em>506</em> TODAY I AM= Happy <em>334</em> , full of E... Wed, 16 Mar 2016 14:45:19 EST Fridays start a new week for me, about the scale & eating out! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6105396 <em>386</em> 2-26-16 Hello from my amazing life: We celebrated a B'Day <em>383</em> last night. Try as hard as I could, but the salt was so high, <em>259</em> I couldn't sleep well! <em>102</em> It was a beautiful Asian rest. Family style. YIKES! How do people eat like this? Weight up .5 AND today is weigh in for me! So I thought of weighing in tomorrow when I get my food balanced, again. But it is what it is & I am just going to live my life FABULOUSLY, no matter what the scale sa... Fri, 26 Feb 2016 12:57:46 EST My life is full for sure! I am blessed! How are YOU, doing? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6099847 2-19-16 <em>383</em> To two of my personal 3-d friends! 1 is a 'soul' sister & the other is MY Fairy God Mother, no really! <em>188</em> My life is a full one, for sure! I am blessed! <em>459</em> Today I catch up in office & have date night with DH, <em>337</em> Tomorrow is off to wetlands to maybe see beavers! 6-8 am, FUN!!!!! <em>219</em> (I'm down a pound this week, the same part of 8#'s I've been 'playing' with for almost a year! <em>250</em> ) I will update this blog, ... Fri, 19 Feb 2016 13:22:59 EST ACT, DON'T REACT" Yogi tea This weeks blog page Pics of new hair cut! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6088496 <em>91</em> "ACT, DON'T REACT" Yogi tea Happy healthy super bowl for those who watch! <em>321</em> <em>550</em> <BR> I will be adding new info here, almost daily!! Happy February! <em>247</em> Health is our ONLY wealth, right? <em>104</em> <BR> :-) <BR> <em>211</em> Update of my life: 2-6-16 A great Saturday for hiking (wearing my Spark People cap) & going to Costco, (I must be brave going the day before the big game! <em>104</em> ) I also found the most darling dress fo... Fri, 5 Feb 2016 11:38:37 EST A new week, a new blog. Time to get back into life! I was born under a lucky star! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6073483 <em>524</em> Not much to really say. Still sad about Lucky <em>145</em> (last blog, it's been a week, now) but working through it. I find that by exercising, it changes my mood enough to feel like "coming back". I do have such an amazing life. Every once in a while someone will say something to me, about how lucky I am. My response is "I was born under a lucky star!" <em>8</em> I truly am. We ALL have our stories. & yes I have had many hard times, but basically I am SO very blessed to... Tue, 19 Jan 2016 09:25:19 EST Lucky's last day, our feathered baby 1-11-2016 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6067800 He came to me through an open sliding door, upstairs in my play space/office/workshop/artist room/ sewing room/ meditation room, etc. He walked in hopped up on my hand, then shoulder & has been in my heart, ever since. <BR> . <BR> That was 8 years ago. We asked all the neighbors if he belonged to them. The answer ways always no. So DH said, he has chosen you, let's go get him a cage & toys. We did. Lucky traveled with me, to friends homes, they opened their hearts to him, too. He will be mis... Tue, 12 Jan 2016 16:26:47 EST A new year, a new way of choosing our lives, are you with me? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6058165 <em>411</em> A new beginning! A new way to look at our lives & decide what is best for us, to move our worlds into the future the way we want! It IS time!! <BR> <em>91</em> <em>102</em> <em>550</em> <em>185</em> <em>410</em> <BR> <BR> I am the leader of the SP team "CHRISTMAS PRESENT TO ME" This year my gift to me was a new pair of Zumba.com <em>355</em> fancy dancy colorful pink, green & yellow, shoes <em>331</em> AND a top that is too big, but I will just take it ... Sat, 2 Jan 2016 16:39:37 EST Life is moving quickly, I am making sure I am happy! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6050695 12-21-15 <em>524</em> <em>444</em> Time is sure flying! <em>128</em> I am learning to take 'me' time to keep myself unconditionally happy. <em>9</em> A happy me, is a healthy me! <em>104</em> Seriously! <em>521</em> Do it for yourself, too! <em>250</em> Health is SO important to all of us. DH <em>337</em> is doing great this season, we are NOT taking on stress, <em>102</em> , no matter WHAT, as that is what put him in hospital last year, for 5 months. We learned our ... Mon, 21 Dec 2015 11:54:31 EST GOAL MET! Santa 5K from yesterday. I did it in 62 minutes.... walking. PHOTOS, too!(A long blog!) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6043419 12-6-15 As I have written before, yesterday was the day I did the Santa 5k, walking <em>364</em> I did it in 62 minutes. Promoting SP with my reindeer head dress, & my hand puppet apple tree 'Redmond- Davenport' we made it all to the finish line!!!! ! <em>460</em> WAY fun! <em>446</em> <BR> <BR> This is my 1 BIG volunteering project, for the year. It is for our community non-profit for developmentally disabled people (Last year I walked faster 58, not sure if it changed because I am... Sun, 6 Dec 2015 20:04:50 EST A day full of blessings! 11-27-15 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6038643 <em>15</em> 11-27-15 I admit it, I over did it a bit yesterday. It was at a family gathering, not our home! It is SO much easier to make my own food! My carrot raisin salad was a hit! It was my 'go to' food for the evening. Today started a day of cleaning out cabinets! <em>542</em> DH & I <em>337</em> are having our own intimate Turkey date night. Looking for the turkey baster, didn't find it, but boy oh boy, a ton of other things to go to charity!! Just in time for them to Christ... Fri, 27 Nov 2015 15:07:32 EST Life is full & happy & an adventure, everyday. SP has/is helping me to GREAT health! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6033767 Life is seeming to get busier, each day. <em>196</em> Not sure why, I am keeping up with most of my 'projects' including work. I thought this time of the year, we are suppose to start getting ready to hibernate! LOL! <em>102</em> My energy level is mostly phenomenal, about 95%, daily. <BR> <BR> I am finding time to rest, all through out the day. <em>67</em> Even if it is only 4 minutes of deep breathing & visualizing my goals or looking at a humming bird <em>126</em> tasting our... Tue, 17 Nov 2015 16:01:03 EST Up date to Blog dated 9-30-15 THX to my.... This is THE dress! I was a Fairy Princess for Halloween! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6026635 Halloween & Our anniversary was WONDERFUL! Photos on today's blog 11-4-15! THX to all who commented! The first 2 photos are the 'real' colors!! <BR> <BR> <em>27</em> 11-5-15 Today's up date: Busy day, rain yester. LV it! Working <em>528</em> & Zumba <em>355</em> today! Temp. dropped by 35 degrees over night! <em>444</em> Odd for us! How RU? <em>220</em> <em>247</em> <BR> <BR> 11-6-15 Today's tidings: A day of fun <em>410</em> activities for my life! <em>185</em> Work... Wed, 4 Nov 2015 12:15:57 EST There are SO many visible goblins, right now, I EXPECT to see ANGELS everywhere, after ALL SAINTS DA http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6023174 <em>333</em> There are SO many visible goblins, right now, I EXPECT to see ANGELS <em>90</em> <em>188</em> everywhere, after ALL SAINTS DAY! How about you? <em>220</em> Let's see the positive <em>244</em> aspects of our world, are you IN? <em>185</em> <BR> <BR> DH & I were married <em>337</em> on All Saints Day, (Nov.1) on purpose! <em>384</em> We have gone through MANY ups & downs, even his almost 'going over', last year. We doing better, now, after all these years. W... Thu, 29 Oct 2015 12:56:16 EST I am so happy & alive, today! This is my secret to traveling: http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6014359 <em>185</em> I am SO happy, today! My health & the beautiful day with hummingbirds & pretty flowers hanging over the pool. I will swim today, as yesterday! I feel so ALIVE & I am thankful for it! How are you?? <BR> <BR> 10-24-15 ! I've been over doing it this past week Flash mob-Zumba-ALLOT OF DELIVERING our jobs to clients - house chores Pilates- grocery shopping about double what I usually do. Strained a hip mussle. Resting today, except for laundry. Missing a party, but at least I know ... Tue, 13 Oct 2015 12:37:44 EST A beautiful day for packing for a trip! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6008627 10-3-15 A BEAUTIFUL day! House chores, I love to be home & relax & organize! How about you? Packing for 4 day trip next week! <em>433</em> It will be a nice change of weather! Packing for cold! <em>444</em> Bringing foods to eat in the hotel, green drinks; protein bars <em>191</em> ; veggie packs, popcorn, cereal & almond milk. <em>550</em> etc. We don't want to eat out all the time!! <BR> <BR> <em>532</em> <em>432</em> Tidings of the day: 10-4-15 Off to see the Wizard! Be s... Sat, 3 Oct 2015 14:38:37 EST Thanks to my continued success on SP, I bought a dream dress! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6006897 It may not be a big deal, to some of you & that's OK!! <BR> <BR> I went to Good Will as I do on 50% off days & saw this dress. But it was a red tag, meaning not 1/2 off. I decided to try it on anyway. It is SO beautiful! If I had been pre SP, I would not have even considered trying it on, it surly would not have fit! After I tried it on, AND it fit as if it was made for me, I KNEW I wanted it. But it was $40.00 & needed re beading in places & special handling for cleaning. I DO know how to... Wed, 30 Sep 2015 16:01:14 EST Welcome to a new chance to reach our goals! Isn't that a GREAT idea? Photos, too! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6001338 "Uplift everybody & uplift yourself!" Yogi tea: Happy Monday! Let's all smile & send joy the people in our lives. Strangers & love ones, alike! Be the change & health we want to be, are you with me? <em>129</em> <BR> <BR> I've been playing with a fun, exhilarating, new project since 4-15-15. It is coming along slowly but surly. It cannot & will not be rushed. It advanced this weekend quite a bit, YES!!! It involves flowers & vibrational attunement for me, to advance it forward. (Yes, a b... Mon, 21 Sep 2015 09:59:48 EST Wedding Flash Mob photos.... VERY fun event!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5995458 Happy Friday! A day of taking it VERY easy. <em>536</em> The past few days have been VERY active <em>185</em> & my body needs to slow down, a bit! Date night with DH <em>337</em> , it will be a relaxing night after work!! <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>459</em> 9-13-15 "INTELLIGENCE & INTUITION ARE 2 FRIENDS" Yogi tea. Blessed Sunday to ALL of SparkLand!!! <em>252</em> <BR> <BR> 9-14-15 Welcome to Monday! Let's (((((vibe))))) & make it FABULOUS!!!! <em>306</em> <em>381</em> <BR> ... Fri, 11 Sep 2015 12:42:10 EST Happy September to all! Let's remember our goals & stay healthy & be thankful for our lives, what d http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5988920 Happy September <em>411</em> to all! <em>252</em> Let's remember our goals <em>209</em> & stay healthy & be thankful for our lives, what do you say? <em>248</em> <BR> <BR> This past month of August brought me many hours of travel <em>535</em> <em>433</em> . It was a BLAST! Just wish DH <em>337</em> could have made 1 of them. ( He was happy to not spend a small fortune to go, actually) So I'm home & getting back to my wonderful life. Work has my attention, this day. Just c... Tue, 1 Sep 2015 15:28:50 EST I'm off to see the wizard for a few days.... not much sparking to teams, Love you all, though!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5983843 I'm off to see the wizard <em>43</em> for a few days.... not much sparking to teams, LV you all, though!! <em>247</em> <em>382</em> I'll update through this new blog page! <BR> <BR> 8-25-15 <em>446</em> 4 months to Christmas! <BR> 8-27-15 A lovely 'reunion party with friends I've known since 1968.... fun & lovely!GREAT fun! <BR> 8-28-15 The full moon is lovely, right! <BR> 8-29-15 fabulous friends great fun! <BR> 8-30-15 Home & unpacking, loving DH <BR> 8-31-15 So many fun things... Mon, 24 Aug 2015 12:39:35 EST The Wedding was amazing! Photos! Getting things back together after a weeks trip! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5979547 8-17-15 THE VOICE OF YOUR SOUL IS BREATH- Yogi tea <BR> Busy Monday catching up with DH business & Zumba & walk LUCY & grocery shopping for veggies! <em>550</em> Hope you are ALL doing GREAT!!!! <em>250</em> <BR> <BR> 8-18-15 Tidings of the day! Many business things going on, <em>528</em> catch up from my last trip <em>535</em> & looks like DH <em>337</em> & I maybe taking a vacation for him, next week!! <em>47</em> He NEEDS one! It's been 2 years since he had a respite, ... Mon, 17 Aug 2015 11:47:09 EST I am flying to God daughters wedding, this week! Not allot http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5972031 Of time to spark during travel:-). More when i get back, next week! DH is home with the business & LUCY & LUCKY. Love you all thanks for support! Walking the park is getting MUCH easier as I figure it out! <em>535</em> <em>459</em> <BR> <BR> 8-5-15 Packing, playing, working &&&&&!! <BR> 8-6-15 Bye, bye! More another day! <BR> 8-7-15 Flight interesting, my luggage finally got to me 3 hours after i arrived! <BR> 8-8-15 Wedding activities FUN! Rehearsal dinner lovely! Wedding tomorrow, in... Tue, 4 Aug 2015 13:44:22 EST Update 8-3-15 I need your help, if you can help with the situation! Thanks in advance! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5970769 <em>43</em> <BR> <BR> 8-2-15 Todays sharing's with you: "No metaphysician ever felt the deficiency of language so much as the grateful"- C.C. Colton. <em>376</em> Happy, healthy, Sunday, remember to be thankful for our amazing lives! We are blessed! <em>459</em> <BR> <BR> On a different subject, <em>24</em> I walk Lucy in our neighbor park. <em>313</em> Several people do not leash their dogs. It is becoming quite a problem, for Lucy & me. These dog run up to her & create chaos... Sun, 2 Aug 2015 11:59:10 EST I just can't help it! When I release weight I am happy, when I don't it effects me! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5968659 I released 2#, (I am the same weight now, that I was at beginning of July. 5# back to goal, now.) I just can't help it! When I release weight I am happy, <em>185</em> when I do not, it effects me. <em>39</em> You, too? (New blog today, 7-29-15) <BR> <BR> I am still working/playing VERY hard to be at goal by my God Daughter's wedding. <em>337</em> 5#'s to go & it is on Aug. 9. in another state. <em>535</em> The ONLY way I could make that goal is to be VERY extreme with my eating... Wed, 29 Jul 2015 13:20:14 EST About Sunday night's 7 of our B'Days, the summer group & chocolet cake http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5964361 7-21-15 "Whatever we have is worth twice as much when we share it". <em>220</em> Thank you for sharing your SP process to health with me! <em>223</em> <BR> <BR> The B'day party on Sunday was for 7 of us! There were about 20 of us all together. The restaurant was packed! Presents, etc. A VERY fun party! <em>410</em> As always, I say if it's not chocolate cake, <em>44</em> I'm out. My Mother in law was the hostess. She ordered red velvet cupcakes. (Can't stand them, not sure why p... Tue, 21 Jul 2015 12:54:50 EST Today is my 40th month with Spark People!!!! Woo Hoo!!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5961771 <em>252</em> <em>223</em> <em>244</em> <em>304</em> <em>305</em> <em>530</em> <em>531</em> <em>104</em> <em>248</em> <BR> <BR> As I have said, I up date this blog several times a week! <BR> <BR> 7-17-15 It is the little <em>183</em> steps that help make my SP journey, <em>252</em> successful! How about YOU? We are SO lucky to have this site! <em>236</em> <em>285</em> THX Chris, I <em>247</em> YOU!! Today is DH & I <em>337</em> date night! A movie... Thu, 16 Jul 2015 13:33:10 EST New goal related to my marionette performances: Rehearse 3X a week http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5959608 7-12-15 I'm realizing I need to rehearse my marionettes, <em>103</em> as I'm not performing, weekly. 1 day I will wake up & someone will say, "Can you perform, tomorrow? " <em>224</em> I NEED to ALWAYS be performance ready! <em>285</em> Goal, 3X a week. <em>248</em> In the past I have performed for the star I am imitating with the marionette. (No kidding) It can be scary if I'm not ready & BARRY MANILOW wanted to see my interpretation of him. <BR> <BR> I usually rehearse about ... Sun, 12 Jul 2015 15:01:44 EST I have released 6pounds since May 1, the day I refocused my goals. My B'Day goal was 10#, it's Mon http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5954952 I am thrilled! Down another 1/2 #, total of 6# since I REFOCUSED <em>40</em> May 1! <em>252</em> We can do it, I AM DOING IT! <em>252</em> I REALLY wanted to be down another 4#, by my B'Day, <em>383</em> Monday, but being so close to goal, I KNOW it is harder to achieve. <em>198</em> The wedding <em>337</em> for my God Daughter is a month away. I still have time to release more, <em>55</em> but I HAVE to do it VERY healthy for me. <em>386</em> Otherwise I will just spr... Fri, 3 Jul 2015 13:01:29 EST Last day of June! ZOOM! Photos, too! BE happy with YOU, days fly! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5953373 Last day of JUNE, AMAZING! It went by SO fast! <BR> <BR> 6-30-15 I am up to many things today! Sparking <em>252</em> , working <em>528</em> , Sheppard Pilates, dvd; <em>402</em> walked Lucy <em>313</em> in park at 5am. It was 95 degrees <em>259</em> & 25% humidity! Going to 117, the hottest June on record! Running <em>185</em> in the sprinkles, again! By the time we returned home, only a few feet away, we were dry! <em>198</em> <BR> <BR> I am going to my God daughters w... Tue, 30 Jun 2015 13:18:06 EST Down .5 today. Close to being BACK to goal, REALLY focused! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5951291 I am SO close to being BACK to goal, I am trying for 1/2# a week, now! Trying NOT to be too extreme. Lot's of water <em>91</em> <em>91</em> , fresh veggies <em>550</em> & delicious summer fruits <em>45</em> , yogurt & keeping me 'real'. My personality REALLY likes to go beyond what can be good for me! <em>24</em> I wanted to be back to goal for my B' Day 7-6, <em>407</em> but with 5 #'s to goal, that would be unhealthy. At least I'm down from May 1, (the highest I have been in... Fri, 26 Jun 2015 11:13:52 EST Photos from trip, DH Birthday & I am down 1/2 pound!!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5946186 I had a GREAT trip! Hiked ALLOT, kept to my eating program 80% of the time! Feeling fabulous & healthy! Lot's going on at home & work, so I'm flying, here are some photos! <BR> <BR> For me to keep my motivation going I have to see life as a game! SP is a great way to play the game of health by the 'rules'. I am ALWAYS 1 for learning the rules, just so I can figure out HOW to break them, successfully. I'm doing REALLY great 80% of the time & that makes me happy & healthy!!!! Instead of seein... Tue, 16 Jun 2015 15:27:55 EST Photos from last Flash Mob! FUN!!!!!!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5940738 is lot's of housework <em>542</em> before we go to DH mom's & watch the horse race! Could be history! Be safe & fun & I will too!!!! <em>109</em> <BR> <BR> 6-15-15 is going home today :-) , DH b'day tomorrow! Hike first, 5 hour drive, need to exercise. GREAT, Fun, trip! <BR> <BR> <BR> 6-14-15 Off to Huntington Library! <BR> 6-10-15 Yes :-) safely 'here on trip! <em>524</em> <BR> <BR> 6-12-15 Today is another great vacation day! Hiking, pilates, dinner in China town, tomorrow is ... Sat, 6 Jun 2015 14:17:57 EST I wore my new SP hat to the wetlands, today! Check out photos from hike! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5936849 www.ClarkCountyNV.gov/WetlandsPark If you are interested in check it out! SO beautiful! Hard to know it is here, in this desert! It is reclaimed from a trash dump, back to it's original wild lands. It has regular concrete paths ( made from the old casinos that were demolished, there is a map of which casino is apart of what path) for wheel chairs, etc. Also paths they have let go back to nature. I love it there & try to hike at least 2 times a month! Birds; <em>145</em> road runners; bun... Sat, 30 May 2015 15:27:24 EST I'm Down 3#'s since going to dietition for DH, Chris Downie is RIGHT! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5932520 Page 141 of THE SPARK <em>305</em> "There has been much debate about the concept of weight loss "plateau." Most experts now believe that plateaus are USUALLY caused by straying from the details of your program & only sometimes caused by metabolic changes." <em>252</em> <BR> <BR> This is TRUE for me. Not everyone I am sure, but for me, YES!! I stopped adding in the licks & tastes &&&&. (Still keeping up eating energizing foods 80% of the time & exercising at least 120 minutes a day- It'... Fri, 22 May 2015 11:55:22 EST We have heard from 2 VA doctors that exercise only helps a body maintain! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5928293 So I have heard 2 of DH doctors say exercise just helps a body maintain <em>40</em> . Tell me it isn't so! It's good I LOVE to exercise <em>355</em> , now, I was a couch TVer before SP!!!! <em>252</em> <BR> <BR> Even with ALL I do for exercise, average 2 miles a day..... just to warm my body up & LUCY gets her walks, Zumba 2 or 3 times a week, Flash Mob rehearsals, almost daily; Sheppard Pilates DVD 2 times a week; weight lifting the 5 # dumbells & soon, VERY soon, swimming, shopping... Thu, 14 May 2015 21:25:31 EST DH (& I) went to a VA dietitian yesterday: New info for the over weight: & photos of my Mom http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5925390 After yesterdays meeting I feel like I am on track! <em>252</em> <BR> <BR> Yesterday DH had an appointment with a VA dietitian, I tagged along. Almost EVERYTHING she said was what I have been doing since starting Spark People! The only difference is she was talking about the new way that they are teaching the vet's how to release weight. It's not by tracking, because most people will NOT do it. So she showed us plate sizes, cups sizes & cubes of sugar on the foods & drinks! She asked him... Sat, 9 May 2015 16:16:54 EST LMONDRICK: We have been on this Spark people journey, together, right? Many have 'left the building http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5924787 LMONDRICK: We have been on this Spark people journey, together, right? Many have 'left the building', but we both KNOW this process works! It shows in our photos, BUT mostly in our attitude! This is a life style change! I am STILL here, because of my commitment to my health, AND because of my Spark Friends! YOU add SO MUCH support in this adventure, & I am blessed because of you! Thank YOU! <BR> This is the message for the day, for me!!!!! <BR> <BR> Also, the flower oil I tried to make, didn... Fri, 8 May 2015 10:52:21 EST Lovely spring days, enjoying being outside for longer walks, etc. Photos too! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5923130 Happy, let's celebrate health & Mexico day! Let's 'keep it real' OK? <BR> <BR> I've been doing many more outside activities, as I am sure you all are! <em>434</em> <em>435</em> <BR> <BR> Playing <em>185</em> & being happy with my life! <em>90</em> <BR> <BR> Love, <BR> *~LIGHT <BR> <BR> <BR> 5-6-15 Tidings of the day! Happy Hump day, Kitties! Lot's of playing & working, today! How RU? <em>252</em> <BR> <BR> 5-7-15 PS: these photos were taken through out my recent past 10 y... Tue, 5 May 2015 14:57:45 EST