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New State, New Home

Tuesday, October 06, 2015      1 comments

So after living in western Washington for 18 years we have moved to Missouri. Over the 28 years of our marriage we have lived in all four corners of the US but never in the middle. So this is something quite different for us. We are really enjoy... Read more

August 4

Tuesday, August 05, 2014      4 comments

Today has been a very hot day here in the Seattle area. Our house gets quite hot so it has not been the most pleasant of days as far as that goes. Tonight is better though as it is cooling off. Tomorrow I am going to my mom's for a few day... Read more

Blog Stuff

Saturday, August 02, 2014      5 comments

You know, I'm not very good at this blogging. I can never think of anything interesting to say. Well, I'll try it again. August is here already and my son will be returning to college in 11 days. He has been home since May 4th so he is read... Read more

Two Years Already

Tuesday, December 03, 2013      7 comments

Wow, I can't believe I have been on Sparkpeople for 2 years. I don't seem to have accomplished much if just look at the scale. I lost 7 lbs. that have stayed off and another 5 or so that I keep losing and gaining back. It seems I am stuck in one... Read more

Virtual Model

Thursday, March 14, 2013      8 comments

I just did a virtual model of myself now and at my goal weight. Wow! It is very telling and very motivational. I REALLY want to look like the goal weight picture! Read more

Day 7

Friday, March 08, 2013      3 comments

Is there anything else I would like to share? I have kind of enjoyed blogging this week. It has been good to think about some things, get them written down and get feedback. Thank you all for the great comments and encouragement. Read more

Day 6

Thursday, March 07, 2013      4 comments

Do I need motivation or advice? I can always use more motivation! I love the way we all are able to encourage one another and be there for each other. Thanks to all of my Spark Friends! Read more


Wednesday, March 06, 2013      7 comments

What can I improve upon? Well for starters, my attitude. It is not always the best. Some days I lose my focus and don't care about exercise, tracking or eating healthy. I have to stop letting stress and day to day things interfere. T... Read more

Day by Day

Tuesday, March 05, 2013      6 comments

How am I doing day by day? I am doing great with exercise. I feel good about my walking, weight lifting and hula hooping. But I am struggling a bit with my food. I'm tracking everything and staying within my calorie range most days. But I t... Read more

Encouraging Myself

Monday, March 04, 2013      7 comments

How am I encouraging myself to learn to like veggies? I keep telling myself that it can be done. I used to hate yogurt. A while back I decided I really should try some different brands and see if I could find one I like. After I found one I... Read more

How to learn to like veggies

Sunday, March 03, 2013      12 comments

How am I going to do this? I'm not really sure. I need to start making a point of eating more salads and a variety of veggies on purpose. If I don't purpose to do it, it won't get done. Maybe making sure I have a veggie with lunch and dinner is ... Read more

New Habit

Saturday, March 02, 2013      8 comments

I really would like to learn to like vegetables and eat them every day! This is such a struggle for me. I think I am getting a little better the longer I'm on Sparkpeople. Read more

Hula Hooping Correction

Saturday, March 02, 2013      7 comments

I need to clarify that I did hula hoop for 45 minutes, but not continuously. I miswrote that part. I am definitely not good enough for that! Thanks for all the kind words and encouragement. If I ever do get up to 45 minutes continuously I will ... Read more

Hula Hooping

Thursday, February 28, 2013      6 comments

Is that a word? Hula Hooping? Well, I guess I just made it one! I actually hula hooped for 45 whole minutes! It was fun and I kept it going. Will wonders never cease!! Read more

Winter 2013 5% Challenge

Monday, February 04, 2013      7 comments

For the 5% Challenge I commit to: 1. Track all my food every day and stay within calorie range. 2. Exercise 45minutes, 6 days per week. 3. Drink 8 glasses of water per day. 4. Encourage my fellow Teddy Bears. 5. Be fully... Read more

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