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  • The Walk and the Talk!

    1/14/2018 1:44:06 PM, by TYMBERWOLFE

    I haven't blogged in awhile. I have been busy with the move, unpacking and the holidays. Although we have been dedicated to unpacking we have bee... Read more

  • A Sunny Day in Western Washington

    12/10/2017 12:10:55 PM, by PATTI_PAL1

    This is why I love to live here. Yes, we do have weeks where it pours down rain for days at a time, and we do have some snow in the wintertime. ... Read more

  • Tai Ji Quan Instructor

    12/8/2017 10:46:59 PM, by PATTI_PAL1

    The past two days I've been in a class to become a Tai Ji Quan Move for Better Balance Instructor. This is a program developed by Dr Li, a scien... Read more

  • Team to Come

    11/28/2017 10:23:41 PM, by PATTI_PAL1

    I got notice from Coach Jen today that I will be the Team, Leader for the new Sparkers December 10-16. This excites me. Hoping that they get a... Read more

  • Thank You

    11/23/2017 11:14:04 AM, by PATTI_PAL1

    I wonder how many of us are blogging Thank Yous today. It's good any time of the year, and especially when others are thinking about it, too. I... Read more

  • Changes

    11/19/2017 2:32:19 PM, by TYMBERWOLFE

    Well we are almost ready for the big move, although, there is still much to be done we can see huge progress. I turned in the second assignment f... Read more

  • Maintenance

    11/14/2017 10:53:02 PM, by PATTI_PAL1

    I've counted over 4 years Maintenance now. I declared myself in Maintenance when I reached 120 pounds on September 2, 2013 (my brother's birthda... Read more

  • Focus on Priorities!

    11/14/2017 12:46:25 PM, by TYMBERWOLFE

    Well, I am back from my trip. It was informational and inspirational. I returned ready to get back to work both for school and the ... Read more

  • I'm Coming Along Fine

    11/8/2017 10:19:42 AM, by PATTI_PAL1

    I now have 50 days on SparkPeople again. It's time to give you an update. .. I'm happy. I'm busy. I'm doing Spark for all I eat and for... Read more

  • Challenge Accepted!

    10/28/2017 2:35:22 PM, by TYMBERWOLFE

    Life is a challenge and sometimes we need one! Well as usual it's been a busy week! Today I am going to the store to get some new pants! Mine are... Read more

  • Rain or Shine

    10/21/2017 2:37:30 PM, by TYMBERWOLFE

    Rain or fall we got this! This week has been full of ups and downs. This week I only registered a small weight loss. It's okay, I d... Read more

  • Making Time...

    10/17/2017 12:53:45 PM, by TYMBERWOLFE

    I registered a weight loss, WOO HOO! Maybe it's because of hard work on both jobs, packing and running. Maybe because my body just ... Read more

  • Good Signs

    10/13/2017 10:54:30 PM, by PATTI_PAL1

    I had another Bod Pod measurement this week. I was afraid I hadn't done enough strength training to keep my muscle. Evidently, I've been faithf... Read more

  • When the Day is Done...

    10/10/2017 1:45:26 PM, by TYMBERWOLFE

    Well, my weekend is over tomorrow. Back to my 10 hour workouts at the warehouse! Up at 4:30 and pushing it until 5. ... Read more

  • It Feels SO good!

    10/10/2017 1:45:01 AM, by PATTI_PAL1

    Had a wonderful day! Energy up, visiting with friends, sewing for the littlest great-granddaughter, buying things at the Dollar Store, watching ... Read more

  • Better Than Yesterday!...

    10/7/2017 1:37:04 PM, by TYMBERWOLFE

    Well another weekend has begun. Today was weigh-in. I was afraid I hadn't lost any weight during the 5% break so I didn't weigh un... Read more

  • What Happened to Me?

    10/6/2017 10:44:30 PM, by PATTI_PAL1

    Some of you have reached out to me ... and that's what I love about this Community. I realize I haven't done a blog for over a month now. So, h... Read more

  • Goals

    10/1/2017 3:49:57 PM, by TYMBERWOLFE

    What a week it has been! The haunted house is so fun to work at! It's the best second job I have ever had. I finally finished my go... Read more

  • Just Take The Next Step...

    9/26/2017 11:47:08 AM, by TYMBERWOLFE

    The next step, that's all we need to do! With work, all this homework, packing up the house and going through 50 years of stuff (it was my wife's... Read more

  • Eyes Up Shoulders Back...

    9/18/2017 2:51:09 PM, by TYMBERWOLFE

    I was thinking about how I watched a Ted Talk about how you hold yourself. If you walk around with your shoulder hunched and looking down at the ... Read more

  • Keep Going!

    9/16/2017 1:10:01 PM, by TYMBERWOLFE

    Good Morning! I let myself sleep in until 8am this morning . I needed it after a tough week! Thursday was the first day I went f... Read more

  • Getting Back To It!

    9/12/2017 12:43:33 PM, by TYMBERWOLFE

    I was up at 5am this morning. I was ready to go! Yesterday I ate well, went for a run, and accomplished a lot of homework. It really turned thing... Read more

  • Let It Go!

    9/11/2017 10:36:59 AM, by TYMBERWOLFE

    This week has been busy. Monday was full of homework and Tuesday busy sorting through boxes of old papers, notebooks, etc. Some of ... Read more

  • A fresh start for Fall

    9/5/2017 11:48:19 AM, by MAMAJGEO

    It's been far too long since I've been here. The summer was rough and my body shows it. I'm a stress eater. I know this, yet I turn to food every... Read more

  • Let's do this!

    9/4/2017 12:44:10 PM, by TYMBERWOLFE

    Well, it's Monday morning. A fresh start, right? The truth is any day or hour can be the first moment of your commitment or re-commitment to your... Read more

  • Bod Pod Reprise

    8/30/2017 6:56:06 PM, by PATTI_PAL1

    Yesterday I went in for another Bod Pod. You may remember the last time I had lost 2 pounds of weight and 3 pounds of muscle. This time the fig... Read more

  • Day by Day...

    8/27/2017 3:05:20 PM, by TYMBERWOLFE

    Day by Day I am getting stronger! But, man oh man have I struggled every day to make that happen! My daughter has moved out and that has bee... Read more

  • Doing It My Way

    8/26/2017 11:22:49 AM, by PATTI_PAL1

    My exchange student is still with me and my anxiety is released. Syeda has turned out to be a good cook, and has been making some of her country... Read more

  • My Anxiety & Blood Pressure Are Way Up

    8/20/2017 9:11:04 PM, by PATTI_PAL1

    Big day for me. I made the decision to re-house my exchange student. She's beautiful, smart, and wonderful. I'm not able to keep going with it, t... Read more

  • So Far, So Good

    8/13/2017 12:22:45 PM, by PATTI_PAL1

    Yesterday, my exchange student and I exchanged questionnaires from the foundation that sent her about what we liked and disliked, rules of the ho... Read more

  • Return to the bike!

    8/13/2017 12:04:27 PM, by MAKULEWAHINE

    After a long string of very hot weather, for us, cooler days have inspired me to try to do a 60 mile bike ride at the end of this month. With onl... Read more

  • Work Hard Play Hard. You Can do This!

    8/13/2017 11:53:52 AM, by TYMBERWOLFE

    Well, I started training for a 5k! Total I have lost 40 pounds from my highest weight (I've always wanted to use that i... Read more

  • At the Airport

    8/12/2017 9:21:25 AM, by PATTI_PAL1

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  • Birthday Glow

    8/8/2017 9:29:25 AM, by PATTI_PAL1

    I'm still smiling. For not really "making plans" it well SO well. I walked with my friend (as usual) in the morning, and when I pulled into my ... Read more

  • Strength Training

    8/8/2017 2:02:01 AM, by GETTINGFITMOMMY

    I decided to start doing strength training again, i... Read more

  • Birthday

    8/7/2017 9:33:43 AM, by PATTI_PAL1

    Today is my 72nd birthday. I feel so grateful that I've been able to live this long, am pain free, have so many wonderful friends, enjoy my famil... Read more

  • Crash

    8/3/2017 10:44:33 AM, by PATTI_PAL1

    Yesterday, I crashed. I have a history of getting overwhelmed and going hyper then plunging into depression. It's happened twice since 1996, an... Read more

  • WOW!

    8/1/2017 2:22:42 PM, by TYMBERWOLFE

    I had a wonderful week at school. I am truly feeling positive about things to come! It was an exhausting class intensive with 10 hour days and I ... Read more

  • Leaving SPARK alone is not so easy!

    8/1/2017 8:14:52 AM, by PATTI_PAL1

    If you are coming to this blog cold, please read the one previously to see why I titled this. So, it's early on Tuesday morning, and I'm doi... Read more

  • Spark Break

    7/30/2017 5:27:59 PM, by PATTI_PAL1

    The last few days have been very emotional for me. I knew they would be since yesterday was the anniversary of my husband's death in 2016. Howe... Read more

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