I got this picture from my daughter today, taken when she and her daughter are saying goodbye. My granddaughter is leaving to go back to college. As I looked at the vibran... Read more
Today's challenge: Changes
We're to concentrate today on the changes in our life due to Spark People. This was actually on my mind last night, as I used my abs only to sit up in bed. I used to brace myself with my arms to sit straight up like I did. (Which I think started... Read more
Our new house (I hope!!!)
This shot was elongated... realtors do it to make the house look bigger, I think. It's not as big as it looks here.
We've since found out the house has too high a lev... Read more
Today's challenge: Vegetables
I'm blogging about this one, because my emphasis is usually on the FRUIT part of fruits and vegetables. We eat a lot of fruit, but they are more calorie dense than vegetables. I remember when I married my husband, I was appalled when his mother ... Read more
In a motel in Miami, Oklahoma. (pronounced My-am-uh!) We had a good time in the Missouri farmland/hills and visiting our daughter and family. We possibly have a house, too, if everything goes well. Yea!!!
Today's challenge is fitting in som... Read more
Today we were to eat slowly, enjoying our meal, and the challenge was so easy, since we ate out at Red Lobster with daughter and her husband. Calories were less than I expected, dinner was enjoyable and company was special. What a coincidence!
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Joined a challenge today
Tightening up the derriere! I HATE that other word.... too many years of my mother's insistence on proper words, not slang. We were taught to say penis, vulva, urinate.... no giggling behind the hands at the real words, multi-syllable they may ... Read more
Spark Coach asked me this morning to devise a motivational quote for myself. All I could think of was "I'm the boss of me," kind of a childish phrase, but appropriate for a people pleaser like myself. It's been a thought I hadn't yet put into wo... Read more
Ft. Worth Cultural center today
There were mustang competitions, a dog show, and a quilt show. I could have happily spent all day in any of the three. I was a little dismayed in how exhausted I was when we got back. I'll add a picture as soon as I get it downloaded.
I had... Read more
That's today's challenge in the SparkCoach program I joined. My first thought was that I'm pretty good at eating only when I'm hungry. Then I thought of all the times I eat because I'm at someone else's house and everyone else is eating. We all ... Read more
I've been very depressed lately. That would surprise people who know me personally; I'm actually a friend who lifts the spirits of those around me. My depression has come ... Read more
Of the "Consistency and Maintenance" group with Spark Coaches. Today we're supposed to plan tomorrow's meals, and we're leaving tomorrow on a short two-day trip for my husband's business. I know the first meal of the day will be two eggs and a s... Read more
Goal setting is a real challenge for me. The minute I make one, I defeat myself, knowing I will not meet the goal. Consequently, I avoid goal making 95% of the time. There ARE a few I've made that succeeded, and there's a change in the way I thi... Read more
Another lesson learned.....
After fitting in walking so well on my trip, I have yet to take a walk since I've been home. My epiphany this morning was that maybe when you have too MUCH time, it's easier to procrastinate. It's true also that the first day home (Monday), I wa... Read more
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Walking when you can....
Just back from a beautiful Alabama wedding, but the trip itself was hard.... 12 hours both ways; left Friday morning, home Sunday night.
Saturday I did a "hotel parking lot walk" with two different groups... racked up just over 2 1/2 miles,... Read more