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/ My adventures in January! Journal blog, come back at end of month, too, it will be MUCH longer! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6288878 <em>283</em> 1-1-2017 My goal for this year is to get back to goal & maintain! <em>521</em> I am on my way! <em>590</em> My goal for Christmas <em>446</em> was to release 10# from Thanksgiving, I reached that this morning. <em>248</em> I was a little late but happy to reach it! I have 9# more to release to be back to goal. I am SO happy I didn't gain 30 or 40 # before I 'woke up'!!!! <em>104</em> Thank YOU spark people for the inspiration!!!!! <em>252</em> <em>593</em> ... Sun, 1 Jan 2017 18:31:13 EST December's journal, feel free to come back & read at the end of month, too! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6275853 <em>244</em> 5 hours of walking today, including the LV Santa run/walk 5K!!!! <em>364</em> <em>248</em> <em>445</em> Promoting SPARKPEOPLE with my head dress & my hand puppet, MISTLETOE! He is really an apple tree <em>180</em> , but the audience thought he was mistletoe.... I just went with the flow! It was 44 degrees <em>444</em> I dressed in MANY layers. I had a wonderful time!!!!! THX SP for encouraging me to volunteer! This event is for Opportunity Village. A local non-pro... Sat, 3 Dec 2016 18:03:50 EST Happy November..... a place for me to journal, slipping into old patterns from 2011-Yikes! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6263379 <em>521</em> if I just keep REMEMBERING <em>195</em> why I am wanting health! I've been eating a little unconsciously last couple of weeks..... I need to & want to keep going with a healthy life style. Not sure what is up with me. I'm slipping back into old patterns from 2011, YIKES!!!! I KNOW what to do, focus! <em>40</em> That's it. Sounds easy, right? It's been a rather busy time with traveling & etc. Not an excuse, that's why I am tell YOU! You, SP help me SO very much! I've logge... Mon, 7 Nov 2016 14:14:15 EST 10-25-16 Bye bye October here comes the holidays! 2 months to Christmas!Yikes, Zoom!!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6256922 <em>426</em> <em>444</em> <em>465</em> <BR> 10-28-16 wedding today <em>337</em> performed BARRY Manilow marionette last night for the pre party <em>103</em> <em>272</em> <BR> :-) !!! <BR> 10-29-16 Wedding was wonderful! 2 hours of dancing!! <em>337</em> <em>335</em> :-) <BR> <BR> <em>524</em> 10-30-16 Flew <em>535</em> home late last night. Up VERY early to take the Mother of the Bride to airport. THEN over to the wetlands for a plant volunteer lecture. Hands on... Tue, 25 Oct 2016 12:26:15 EST October= I am ecstatic because of nature! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6244800 <em>244</em> <em>219</em> Today 10-1-16 I went hiking in the wetlands! I do this quite often. BUT today was magical! I had a VERY fun time with a Beaver.... for about 10 minutes 'he' swam & played in the duck pond. (This is an area not many people go to or know about) He was building a small dam. I KNOW this may not be a big thing for many of you, but please KNOW I live in the South West of the USA & in a desert. This was very rare! After the first 5 minutes he spotted me & I believe he ... Sat, 1 Oct 2016 19:34:49 EST 9-24-16 This is my 'journal' page. A place where I share, almost daily after I post a new blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6241259 <em>211</em> Hi! from me 9-24-16 Today is house cleaning, (too busy last weekend to do it!) Vacuuming, dusting, walking Lucy our Dog, Laundry, cleaning Pool & swim. Our pool goes down to the temps outside at night. We just dropped to 67, Hope solar Heats It Up! (It went up to 81, outside temps 83. A little chilly, since we were 90 highs last week!!!! The desert will do that! But the swim was 'refreshing"! I LOVE autumn! Thanks for reading & commenting on my blog dated today! <em>465</em>... Sat, 24 Sep 2016 19:19:25 EST 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,... 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