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Early phone call starts the day
An automated message from the sherrif's dept. at 5AM. Wide awake, start planning for a great day! It's going to be a busy one, best to get in some good meals, not hurried ones. Dinner at the neighbor's tonight will be hot dogs, etc. I'm brin... Read more
Rain, spring cleaning
So it's raining outside, can't do any more yardwork. Time for a little spring cleaning. Both daughters are on their own, yet we still store a few items here for them. Time for some to go! A large triple dresser will soon make its way to a da... Read more
Yardwork is a two way benefit
I trimmed the dead branches of my night blooming cereus. It took a big hit this cold winter we had. Sure hope it lives to bloom again this summer! I trimmed other dead plan... Read more
Through Thick and Thin
As a married couple, we've been through thick and thin together.....thin was a long time ago!'
Very true, and most of my goals to lose weight have focused on achieving my former weight. Frankly, after 32 years of marriage, things change - ... Read more
Committed to trying again
Yes, this is another effort on my part to lose weight. I've had a bad setback with spasms in my lower back. These keep me from exercising (yeah, yeah, exercising my EXCUSES is easier!). Time to take charge of my health in many directions. I'... Read more
does streaking help me reach my goals
You bet! I'm a firm believer is small and steady wins the race. I am returning to Spark after an off & on back problem that hopefully is on the mend. I am starting a streak for my daily walk that I have dearly missed! I've done streaks in th... Read more
Jumped the gun
I should have known better. Jumping into the bootcamp was moving too fast for me. Some of the exercises strained my back which has always been weak. I've spent 6 days on muscle relaxers and ice packs, now moist heat to start feeling better. ... Read more
Did my trimming on the 3 bowls I threw on Monday. Tried something special with slip on 2 of the pieces. We'll see how they turn out. Nothing bisqued, so nothing glazed tonight. Hopefully next week.
Came home, did my Bootcamp video and n... Read more
Fun, fun, fun!
What a great day, today! Got my workout done early and then rushed off to a fun day with girlfriends. We walked and shopped and walked some more. Ate a very healthy soup & salad for lunch, then shopped a ton more. Now before I sound like I h... Read more
Long day. but the positive, hopefully, will be a good night's rest. My legs are sore from Coach Nicole's video BootCamp. I hadn't realized how much I'd let myself go! Strength training is essential to staying in shape. Just using the ellipt... Read more
Time to try something different. As a longtime SP member, I know what I SHOULD do, but my poor choices have taught me a lesson. I recently read about a shortcut to lowering calorie intake and I'm going to try it!
For dinner, I will try t... Read more
Cleaning it up
The house has been officially cleaned of all holiday decorations. Now there is nothing to hide the dust, fallen tree needles, tiny glitter that coats my floors and tables. Yes, I did clean during the holiday season but only the superficial kin... Read more
Ready to start anew
A rough year past with loss of job, gain of weight. Time to renew myself and accept the changes life hands you. Biggest learning event: Smile! Smiling even if you're feeling down can change your attitude. Wow! The purest act of moving muscl... Read more
Getting ready to leave my ticker island.
Nearly to my goal! I've lost 30 pounds with 5 to go by our 30th wedding anniversary in April. I've watched my little sunshine move towards the island on my ticker. Got stuck on the island (a plateau) for a while but continued my healthy habit... Read more
8 months with SparkPeople
I've been rereading my post at 7 months and am proud to report that I've slid off the plateau! The picture of me with the banyan tree reminds me of the multiples ways Spark has changed me
I've achieved a 25 pound weight loss. I haven't s... Read more