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Last Monday I challenged myself to get off the 5 lbs I gained during the week I was away from home because of a death in the family. Today, a week later, I'm thankful that, with much prayer and the help of the "cabbage soup cleansing diet"and m... Read more
Today is the beginning again
Today is Monday, the day I always "started my diet" in the past. Since I've been maintaining with Sparkpeople for 5 1/2 years now I don't "diet" any more. I just keep track of calories and exercise on Sparkpeople and try to keep up a healthy ... Read more
In my five years of maintaining my weight loss, I've gradually gained a new perspective, not just about a healthy lifestyle, but also about what's important and what isn't. Over the years, before I found Sparkpeople, I used to think that the on... Read more
Do You Live to Eat or Eat to Live?
My grandmother, a little lady I looked up to, used to say, "Some people live to eat. I don't. I eat to live." As a little girl, I didn't understand what she was saying. Now that I've lived even longer than she did, I agree with her. I'll adm... Read more
Pride Goeth Before A Fall
I've been proud of myself for walking briskly 15 min. every day, doing 1/2 hour of yoga each morning and Jazzercising 3 days a week for one hour each day. However, I'm learning a little more humility, because as I started my walk on Monday, I a... Read more
This week I did back to back Jazzercise classes, one hour from 8:15-9:15 and another hour from 9:30-10:30. By getting in two classes in one day, I earned a new pretty coral-colored tank top to keep me cool this summer or as the poster at the J... Read more
Travel is Broadening
The pictures I recently added were taken on a trip my husband and I took to Texas, Oklahoma, and California to see two granddaughters graduate from college and a great granddaughter dedicated at her parents' church. We were gone two weeks and I... Read more
Four generations on mother's day
Mother's Day 2012 was special as I spent it with my daughter, granddaughter and five month old great granddaughter who had a broken leg.... Read more
My Debut As a Fashion Model
I live in a Senior Living Community and we are trying to raise money for a new van. One of our residents came up with the idea of a fashion show. A boutique in a nearby tow... Read more
A Great Blessing
Today I got to hold my first great-granddaughter, named after me and born Dec. 1. What an amazing experience! She is so beautiful with lots of black hair and so precious in my arms.
I have to leave to go back home tomorrow, but I'll always re... Read more
Enjoying Thanksgiving Day with two daughters, granddaughter and spouses. I'm very proud of myself for sticking to smal portions and taking a brisk walk with long-legged granddaughter and husband after Thnksgiving Dinner and hope to make it thro... Read more
Starting a New Life
My husband and I have just moved from the house we built and lived in for 22 years to a
"Senior Living Village" and are starting a new life here among other people who are in their senior years as we are (he's 83 and I'm 80). We felt it was ... Read more
Keep Your Eyes on the Prize
As we continue our journey along the path toward good health, fit bodies and minds and a more active life, staying focused on where we're heading keeps us from wandering too far away from the "straight and narrow." I recently had occasion to te... Read more
What's Your Favorite Day of the Week?
You've heard the song, "Rainy Days and Mondays Get Me Down", but actually Monday has always been my favorite day of the week. Back before I found Sparkpeople, I would promise myself, "Monday morning, I'll start on a diet." Then I'd spend the w... Read more