Oh, the gall of it all!
TMI WARNING! Proceed at your own risk!
Thursday night I was in pain. Not agony but enough where that was really all I could focus on. It started around 9-10 pm right at the top of my ribs where they come together. Based on the location ... Read more
My 50 lb. loss reward - what should I expect?
Last month I reached the 50 lbs. gone milestone. As my reward I had decided previously that I would get a massage. I've never had one before. In anticipation of this goal, back in March, I got a coupon for a "VIP Spa Package", 65% off the reg... Read more
I have a colony of bunnies living under my deck. They have been there since I was a kid.
Each spring when I plant my garden they think that they have primary rights to the veggies given the length of time they have been squatting on my p... Read more
Why SP calorie ranges may be "wrong"
When I joined on 1/1/11 (yes, I am a New Year’s Resolution baby!) I, like everyone else, entered my weight loss goals. For me it was a starting weight of 204, a goal weight of 134 and a goal date of 12/31/11. This was a reasonable, achievable ... Read more
Garden Progress Pics
I've been mentioning working in my garden a lot and some of you have asked for pictures. Generally it never even occurs to me to take pictures of anything but this time I remembered almost from the beginning. Day 0 is when I put out the new ra... Read more
Son's first driving experience
Matthew, my son, turned 15 last October. That made him eligible for driver training and a driving permit.
However, Matt's grades were far below what I would have liked, and did not even meet what I would accept. So no driver ed. until gra... Read more
How do YOU use Spark People?
We are all here for pretty much the same basic reason – to get healthy in a supportive environment – although our individual goals can be wildly different.
So my question to you, the Spark Public, is how do you use Spark People? If you are... Read more
May recap & June goals...Take 2
These were my May Goals with actual results:
1. Increase pushups from 26 to 35 – complete as of 5/31 (nothing like waiting until the last minute!)
2. maintain 50 sit-ups – complete
3. run 2 treadmill miles in 19:00 – totally smoked this... Read more
I had a blog typed up and it disappeared! I hate it when that happens.
The short version is I met my goals for May and June is focused on maintaining the sit-ups & running, reaching 50 pushups and getting the rest of the carpet pulled up &... Read more
1st Michigan Fife & Drum Corp
My son, Matthew, has always been interested in history. One of his specific interests is the American Civil War. He had wanted to be a re-enactor a few years ago but he was too young. Instead we found a local "living history" musical group, t... Read more
Today's Front Yard Project pictures
This is my front door. It is not actually an outdoor project but I love my door. It is majorly awesomely cool, in my humble opinion. It represents freedom and happiness to me. My ex-H would never have "allowed" anything like this, either by ... Read more
Another inbox gem...some people have WAY too much time on their hands!
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The heck with it all
Yet another cold, dreary, rainy day, with at least more days of the same forecast. We've had at least 2 months worth of more rainy days than not. And because we actually had 5 days in a row with no rain every seems to have forgotten how to dri... Read more
Ribs on the lips, meat on the hips
This was waiting for me in my Inbox this morning. Yes, this should be everyone's motivation...lose weight so you can eat more!
One ($38) or Four ($99) Weight Loss Injections
Center for Medical Weight Loss
Thankfully, we're final... Read more
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Gardening = Strength Training
Today the weather gods were benevolent and gave us another beautiful no rain day. 3 in a row now!
So I made my final dirt run today, to get the garden soil to fill up the last 1/2 raised bed I added to the garden this year. There is more ... Read more