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Post Retreat and Pics
I am SO grateful to have had the opportunity to make that retreat so soon after my mother-in-law's passing. In spite of much to do when I got home, I continue to feel more rested and centered.
Throughout the retreat, I kept thinking of Is... Read more
Blogging on retreat: I CLIMBED BRACE ROCK!
Definitely something I've never done before, posted a blog while on retreat. I've never taken my computer either; you're usually encouraged to leave such at home to maintain inner as well as outer silence. One of my good reasons for bringing i... Read more
Preparing for Retreat
My mother-in-law passed from this life the day after my last blog Living Well in Tough Times. What was I thinking when I started a new Challenge this week? Actually, I've done pretty well, missed my daily Spring Into Shape Bootcamp video only ... Read more
Living Well in Tough Times
To borrow a line from my friend ONICAM who often titles her blogs "What's been happening", what's happening here is a multitude of decisions following a period of uncertainty after my 93 year old mother-in-law's stroke. She'd been in her own ho... Read more
Sparkversary - again!
Woohoo! It just registered on me that today is my 7 mo Sparkversary! I am 30 lbs down, I've dropped several sizes, almost everything in my closet fits!
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Tough times and blessings
The last couple of weeks have been very challenging. Along with my mother-in-law's stroke and singing six Holy Week and Easter services, I've had to get my taxes together--and officiate at a memorial and celebration of life service for a dear f... Read more
Dear friends, thank you so much for the ongoing support. My scale says 3 lbs up, and it's likely right. With 93 year old mother-in-law's health issues following a stroke and other things going on concurrently, I've had too many meals--or shoul... Read more
Sableness's Birthday Breakfast:
1 NutriGrain light waffle
1 T sugar-free strawberry jam
6 fresh strawberries, chopped
2 T light whipping cream
1/2 ruby grapefruit from backyard tree
Fair Exchange Caramel... Read more
STEALTH HEALTH: How to sneak age-defying, disease-fighting habits into your life without really trying; small changes that add up to a HUGE difference!
How's that for an eye-catching book title? This book, published by Readers' Digest, is... Read more
New Team Needed!
I've had a great surprise this morning! I weighed in as I do every few days. The scale and I are on good terms at the moment, and I was delighted to see that another lb disappeared. What a good start to the week - woohoo!
When I joined... Read more
WARNING - Appeared in Swimsuit!
Well! You just never know what SparkPeople might incite you to next! Thanks, THERESAPHILBY, for reminding me I have yardwork to do. While thinking of what I could do instead (I'm still NOT a yardwork fan in spite of progress; see fall blog Sa... Read more
G - Get on my exercise bike daily while the pollen count is too high outdoors
O - Opt for unadorned veggies as often as possible
A - Act NOW, today, this morning.
L - Let myself succeed
I have a numbers goal: I want t... Read more
Since when did I look forward to dr visits?
That is a good question. I don't recall looking forward to doctor appointments being listed as yet another perk from SP. It certainly feels good to want to see what the scale says, knowing it will look mighty good compared to the last visit an... Read more
LEAP OF FAITH
My last blog, NEW JEANS 2 SIZES DOWN, was extra-satisfying to write. LEAP OF FAITH is an update. I went back to the store where I bought those jeans, and...I bought TWO more pairs, one in a 12 and one in a 10! Looking at those jeans is a tang... Read more
NEW JEANS 2 SIZES DOWN!
Woohoo! It's been only a week since I bought, with hope, a pair of size 14 jeans in the same style and brand as the larger ones I gave up. Last week they zipped--barely--much like the other pair when I bought them. One week, half a pound, and... Read more