SPARKLINGME176's SparkPeople Blog SPARKLINGME176's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community 3-2-18 About 'me' time & my journal for March.... come back at end of month for more fun! 3-2-18 I have made a commitment to myself, at least 30 minutes of 'me' <em>90</em> time is the most important! I usually 'play' <em>185</em> <em>179</em> like walking the doggie; <em>338</em> or hiking; <em>315</em> & now the gym, 1st time joining <em>321</em> , love the rowing machine! <em>314</em> I go to the gym free <em>528</em> through Medicare's 'Silver Sneakers'. <em>68</em> I just go in & pick a machine & play <em>20</em> on it till I get bored with it. Th... Fri, 2 Mar 2018 12:53:14 EST My 'journal' blog for February 2018! I will add to it, several times a week. Come back often My 'journal' blog for February, I will add to it several times a week; come back often IF I inspire you! This is how my year is going so far: <BR> <BR> January <em>411</em> I joined a gym <em>231</em> ; another 5K <em>364</em> , so now 2 a year, March & Dec for the LV Santa run <em>445</em> , continued with Sheppard Pilates dvd 2 times a week <em>402</em> ; I increased Zumba to 2 times a week <em>355</em> ; walk at least 10 miles a week; check into SP daily <em>593</em> ; pre... Tue, 6 Feb 2018 18:37:17 EST Happy, healthy New Year, "Be the health you want with what you have to work with & I will, too" a qu <em>411</em> Happy, healthy New Year, "Be the health you want with what you have to work with & I will, too" a quote by me <BR> <BR> <em>524</em> 12-27-17 Today my DH & I started our free Gym memberships!! <em>330</em> Through 'Silver sneakers' <em>68</em> - Medicare. (I still feel like 22 years old & my doctor says I have the blood work up of a 22 year old! Yeah me <em>185</em> !) We wanted to get into the system this year, incase the rules change for 2018 from the government. I... Wed, 27 Dec 2017 19:19:11 EST Dec. 13, 2017 To all of my Spark People family, my gift to you, EVERYONE! Happy Holidays! To all of our Spark People family: <BR> <BR> “MY WISH” <BR> <BR> May your hopes be as high, as high <BR> as the sky’s highest star! <BR> <BR> May your Star be as bright, <BR> as bright as your smile! <BR> <BR> May your smile be as warm, <BR> as warm as your place in the sun! <BR> <BR> May your place in the sun, <BR> bring you peace! <BR> <BR> May the peace in your heart, <BR> give you joy in your heart! <BR> <BR> May your heart know the meaning of love. <BR> <BR> May the love you wi... Wed, 13 Dec 2017 12:36:00 EST December 2017 Photos of yesterdays LV Santa Run, I promote SparkPeople, 8 years so far! 12-3-17 The LV Santa run was SO fun!!!!!! I walked almost 6 miles, with LITTLE RED. Also we were interviewed on Fox news. I haven't seen it yet. Mostly just a photo! SOOOOOO fun!! <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> I took my marionette LITTLE RED, Mom made her about 1970, 1 of her favorites, she gave me for my BDay THIS year. SO cute! Right? <BR> <img src=" Sun, 3 Dec 2017 17:39:26 EST Nov.1, will be our 42 wedding anniversary! Happy All Hallows eve, for me tomorrow is the Holiday! All Saints Day! I'm into spreading love & joy, not the spooky stuff. ALL of my marionettes reflect this. I've never liked haunted things, etc. I truly hope YOU have a safe & sane night, tonight! Nov. 1, is our 42 wedding anniversary. We are celebrating our love, not sure how, yet, just as long as we are together!1 <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src="h... Tue, 31 Oct 2017 12:12:06 EST My home made green drink: 10-18-17 <em>213</em> Hi! Everyone! A day of working & playing & making GREEN drink, <em>470</em> <em>550</em> several batches (12 servings, all of theses ingredients can add up,$$ but I've given up expensive doughnuts & 100# over many years, <em>246</em> ! So about $3.00 each serving), I freeze, then grab & go! Yummy! Spinach- Just a mix of fruit, not allot, Blueberries-bananas-pineapple-strawberries<BR>-protein powder-green algae powder- canned unsalted pumpkin- Greek yogurt- u... Wed, 18 Oct 2017 13:34:44 EST I received my blood results, first time in 20 years: Not sure what it means: I received my blood results, not sure what it means, BUT the Doctor says I am doing GREAt!!! <em>104</em> (I do need to lose 17# as I thought). The following Numbers I am SURE would not be here, except for SP helping me with my health for theses past 2,029 days of being active on the site. I'm posting this information mostly for myself, but I KNOW you, my Sprakies, may know SO much more about what the numbers say. <BR> <BR> A1c= 5.1 <BR> Thyroid= (range is .40-4.50) I'm 2.89 <BR> Total ... Thu, 5 Oct 2017 19:00:10 EST My 'apple pie' receipe: Happy Autumn & Spring! 9-21-17 Happy Autumn AND happy Spring to our SP friends on the other side of the planet!!!! Dog bite MUCH better! I'm ready to hike again! <BR> ABOUT junk food: I just can't have junk food out & around me. Donuts, in the past put 100# on my body. NOW I think of them as being NON- food. I try to only eat foods that energize me. It works for me. I DO slip up, but I am a 80%/20% daily person.80% perfect in foods & movement (I try for 200 minutes a day, usually over meet that goal) & 20% of the... Fri, 22 Sep 2017 14:27:55 EST 9-6-17 Today is my 2,000 day of "being active" & Sparking! <em>252</em> 9-6-2017 Today is my 2,000 day of being active on this amazing site! ! <BR> <BR> Please read my updated 8-11-17 blog, I HAD A DREAM ABOUT SPARKPEOPLE/SPARKAMERICA It gives you an idea who I am. I update many times during the month! THX! & thanks to SP for my amazing <em>347</em> , healthy <em>551</em> , confident <em>185</em> <em>410</em> life!! <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <img src="http... Wed, 6 Sep 2017 12:42:06 EST I had a dream about SparkPeople/SparkAmerica/SparkEarth in-joy! My Dream about SparkAmerica/SparkEarth 8-11-17 <BR> …..I started realizing the dream in the middle…... <BR> ….I was traveling with my beautiful, healthy, Mom, (she was stronger & vital & VERY able to fly all over the world). We were standing in a very pretty alley, backstage of a huge arena, in Philadelphia. The arena held 7,000 people. As Mom & I were going in, Chris Downie & his lovely wife came up to the door. (As you may know, Chris is working on several huge projects, expanding Sp... Fri, 18 Aug 2017 16:07:01 EST A tool I forgot about, but now remembered! 1,953 continual days of sparking! I love you , Chris 7-21-17 Today I remembered a tool I use to use EVERY month, & that is measuring <em>7</em> my body. So, today I caught up my chart <em>249</em> & <em>248</em> feel better about all that has transpired this past 4 months of having to stay totally off my injured knee. I am fully recovered! I gained exactly 6# since April 4. (18.4 back to goal). I seem to be only able to stay at goal weight for a few months then my eating habits creep up, over eating & weight goes up. I want to live a ... Fri, 21 Jul 2017 15:14:39 EST Happy, Healthy July to our growing SP world! Join Newest team, SMALL GOALS COMMITMENT CHALLENGE: <em>432</em> 7-4-17 HI! To all of my SP friends, check out this amazing SP link!!!! <BR> <BR><BR>67 <BR> /2e13674bb9ce25c7892fa7b56caa33be.jpg <BR> <BR> <em>220</em> Also, join our team, it's new by Chris Downine <em>305</em> , our founder! It rocks!!!!! A wonderful way to "re-boot" you commitment to yourself! & others! <em>529</em> We CAN do it, easy peasy!!!! <em>218</em> <em>373</em> <BR> "Small Goals Commitment Challenge" <em>183<... Tue, 4 Jul 2017 13:47:59 EST I would love to go to a SP convention! Any going on???? & blogs for awhile: Response to <em>195</em> A GREAT article:' SP friends forever, 6 stories': 6-8-17 SP blog= <BR> <BR> 6-13-17 I've met 2 of my SP friends..... wish I could meet MANY of them! I would LOVE <em>220</em> to come to a SPARK PEOPLE, convention. I KNOW it is a big deal to create a convention, but I would LOVE to attend! In CA <em>67</em> would be fabulous! Or even in Las Vegas! Something healthy, maybe a cruise <em>340</em> that empathies with workshops just for health <em>551</em> ... Tue, 13 Jun 2017 14:32:07 EST How I am getting balanced, stable & poised, a LONG journal to my SP friends! <em>244</em> 4-28-17 I'm studying SPRING FOREST Qigong, a way of <BR> balancing <em>437</em> <em>26</em> <em>437</em> the entire being, Body, Mind, Spirit & Emotions. It's been about a week. So far I have released 5#, <em>248</em> learning & eating more plant based proteins & veggies. <BR> <img src="">:-) Hi! Trip going GREAT:-P <BR> <img src=" Fri, 28 Apr 2017 16:29:11 EST 1,858 Days of SP, What I am learning aboût myself, while my knee heals: 4-17-17 I love SP! NO kidding, it has saved my life, AND is helping me during this having to be VERY inactive time. I twisted my knee during Zumba almost 2 weeks ago. Just when I feel I can get back to my active life, I have to rest again. It seems to be the only way my knee heals! Its not fun for me because I take care of ALL the errands for DH & myself. I hike 1 or 2 times a week, Zumba 2 times a week, Sheppard Pilates DVD 2 times a week, walk about 2 miles a day with our wonderful dog, Luc... Mon, 17 Apr 2017 14:45:30 EST A blog for my thoughts for MANY days! Time flies! Sparking for almost 5 years! <em>40</em> 3-4-17 Plans change so quickly, today! Lucy can't go out because of a possible dog virus. Now I Can't go out because of the extreme wind. TOO much pollen in air, I don't want to get sick. So no beaver walk tonight! <em>219</em> Instead I cleaned the house VERY deeply for 6 hours! <em>542</em> I DID get some exercise! <em>198</em> <em>356</em> ! <BR> <BR> Have a happy holiday weekend!!!!! <BR> <BR> 3-20-17 Happy Spring or Autumn! My trip is going GREAT! Im off to hik... Sat, 4 Mar 2017 18:55:24 EST My adventures in January! Journal blog, come back at end of month, too, it will be MUCH longer! <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! <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! <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!!!!! <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! <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 <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! 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!!!!! #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! "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=""> <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...... <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! <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! 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 <img src=""> <BR> My first, "Butterfly Lady" <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> "Flower Fairy" <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> Mime Goddess- (my friend's face) <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <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! <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! <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- 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 <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: (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 (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! <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! <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? 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! <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! <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 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? <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 <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! 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!) 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 <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! 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! 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 <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: <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! 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