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  • Creativity Group Today

    11/24/2014 5:53:19 PM, by PATTI_PAL1

    We had seven in our group today. It was lively, with lots of ideas and crafts in the air. I got my pots. now fired and ready to plant something... Read more

  • A Day to Remember

    11/22/2014 9:31:14 PM, by PATTI_PAL1

    My daughter Heather and her Caregiver joined SparkPeople today. I had fun helping each of them get through the sign-up process and join the team... Read more

  • "ME" Day

    11/21/2014 1:10:29 PM, by PATTI_PAL1

    I am playing hookey from the Weavers Guild today. I'll see some of the same women tomorrow at the Tapestry Group, and the subject of the program... Read more

  • My favorite Salad Dressing

    11/20/2014 9:45:02 PM, by PATTI_PAL1

    Thought I'd relay what I use for salad dressing. It seems that the regular salad dressings are so rich in fat that the calories go sky-high. Th... Read more

  • Fighting Honesty

    11/19/2014 5:06:44 PM, by PATTI_PAL1

    Cheese is a nemesis of mine. I do like a chunk of cheese after exercise. And there's nothing wrong with that...except I fight honesty and have ... Read more

  • My "Exotic" Day

    11/17/2014 7:25:29 PM, by PATTI_PAL1

    One day last week, for breakfast I had some quinoa with blueberries, cinnamon and sweetener. Not really exotic, but a different type of food tha... Read more

  • My Top Tip for Team Leaders

    11/15/2014 12:15:26 PM, by PATTI_PAL1

    Two months ago I reached Maintenance with SparkPeople helping me all the way. I knew to keep off the pounds I needed to do something to stary in... Read more

  • Why I Ride the Bus

    11/13/2014 10:56:41 AM, by PATTI_PAL1

    My Maintenance Buddy here on SparkPeople asked me why I rode the bus since I like to walk so much. Here is the story: "Downtown" for around... Read more

  • Not Much Today

    11/12/2014 9:26:43 PM, by PATTI_PAL1

    I thought I'd have a nice leisurely day to work on crafts. That couldn't have been further from the truth. I've been in the ER with a frien... Read more

  • My Shoe Story

    11/10/2014 10:24:11 PM, by PATTI_PAL1

    This morning I was ready to go walking. The sun was shining and it was a beautiful day. I remembered that I needed to buy a new pair of w... Read more

  • Getting Younger?

    11/8/2014 10:14:27 PM, by PATTI_PAL1

    When I go to my Personal Trainer (every two weeks) he weighs me on this special scale. It's one of those which can tell how much body fat and mu... Read more

  • My Story

    11/7/2014 10:11:59 AM, by PATTI_PAL1

    My story with SparkPeople started in 2012. It was after the worst 2 years of my life when I was seriously depressed. I had been told by my doctor... Read more

  • My Image

    11/6/2014 3:53:45 PM, by PATTI_PAL1

    Just today it hit me (as I was buckling my belt) how much "my image" has changed. I no longer choose all elastic pants, baggy shirts, etc. I ha... Read more

  • Oops!

    11/5/2014 1:29:48 PM, by PATTI_PAL1

    Well, as you know if you've been following my blog, I'm feeling pretty good about Maintenance. I hit 125 then 124 then 125 for the last 2 months... Read more

  • My Tips for Maintenance

    11/4/2014 12:24:25 PM, by PATTI_PAL1

    I'm new to this--only two months at my goal weight now--but I'm holding it right on target and I'm pleased. Here's what I did when I neare... Read more

  • Half and Half

    11/3/2014 9:17:15 PM, by PATTI_PAL1

    This morning was crazy busy. My Personal Training session was at 7 am. I started out walking at 6:30. We had a different kind of workout where... Read more

  • Busy Day with Local Two Events

    11/2/2014 10:43:25 AM, by PATTI_PAL1

    Gonna go out and "race" (walk) this morning for the "Turn Back the Clock" local race. My daughter who has Spina Bifida and uses a wheelchair and... Read more

  • On the Bus

    10/30/2014 8:08:24 PM, by PATTI_PAL1

    Today was an adventure. Had a wonderful day. For a change, I had three days free, so I debated to stay home or plan something on my own. I don... Read more

  • Free Day

    10/29/2014 3:26:39 PM, by PATTI_PAL1

    After the last two unpredictable and extremely busy days, today feels like a "free day". I met my friend and her dog for our usual Wednesday wal... Read more

  • Would you like to join my team?

    10/27/2014 7:50:54 PM, by PATTI_PAL1

    I'm inviting you to check out--and hopefully join--the Spin Me a Yarn Team. I'm the Team Leader. We're a group of people that love fiber arts in ... Read more

  • Good Friday

    10/25/2014 8:22:38 PM, by PATTI_PAL1

    Today is my DH's 72nd birthday. He doesn't want to make much of it, and he's not feeling too well--but I want to celebrate that he's been with me... Read more

  • Taking a Rest Day

    10/23/2014 1:03:05 PM, by PATTI_PAL1

    Morning, Friends! I say it with a smile because most of you have gone on to your afternoon by the time I greet you from the state of Washington.... Read more

  • Not Enough Calories?

    10/22/2014 11:20:35 AM, by PATTI_PAL1

    It seems when I plan my day's meals in the morning I have a time getting ENOUGH calories. I'll put in what I think will be good for breakfast, y... Read more

  • It's Been a Great Monday!

    10/20/2014 9:59:03 PM, by PATTI_PAL1

    It's been an absolutely marvelous day for me! First I walked to my Personal Training session. He really worked us (me and two others) with inte... Read more

  • Starting Over Again/Birthday Weekend

    10/20/2014 1:04:53 AM, by GETTINGFITMOMMY

    Today, I turned 32! As I've previously mentioned, I've dealt with a lot of stress lately. Unfortunately, all of the stress and drama of hav... Read more

  • On the Town with the Red Hatters

    10/19/2014 1:05:06 PM, by PATTI_PAL1

    I'm looking forward to a great day. At 11 am I meet up with my Red Hat Sisters to go toward Seattle for the showing of The Sound of Music. Of c... Read more


    10/14/2014 3:19:24 PM, by PATTI_PAL1

    One advantage to tracking your food every day into SparkPeople is that you can tell whether you're meeting your goals immediately. They make it ... Read more

  • What is Creativity?

    10/13/2014 10:20:35 PM, by PATTI_PAL1

    Today was the fourth meeting of my "Inspire Your Creativity" group. It's finally feeling like we are coalescing into a group. It's interesting ... Read more

  • Crafters Bulletin

    10/9/2014 7:24:48 PM, by PATTI_PAL1

    For all you Crafters: You know Christmas is just around the corner if you are a Crafter! It's the time of year we start making our gifts fo... Read more

  • Halloween's Coming

    10/8/2014 10:49:36 AM, by PATTI_PAL1

    This is "Prepare for Halloween" Day for me. I'm hostess at our Red Hat meeting/lunch this month and told everyone to wear costumes if they want.... Read more

  • After the Greek Festival

    10/5/2014 10:56:12 PM, by PATTI_PAL1

    I wrote a blog this morning about my fears going to the Greek Festival in Portland. I see it didn't get posted (probably my fault. So, here's t... Read more

  • Blood Pressure Medicine?

    10/4/2014 8:06:12 PM, by PATTI_PAL1

    In August I went to my doctor for the annual checkup. My main question was "Can I stop my blood pressure medicine?" I had had good readings hap... Read more

  • Team Leader

    10/2/2014 7:31:39 PM, by PATTI_PAL1

    Since I've managed to get to my goal weight with SparkPeople, I want to keep going with the program. I do know ME, though. It would be too easy... Read more

  • Going Into Medieval Times

    9/27/2014 10:16:58 AM, by PATTI_PAL1

    Today is a fun one--Medieval Mystery Tour where we will go by bus Somewhere and be transported back in time. Lunch is included, which makes me a... Read more

  • Muscle Up/Fat Down--Yah!

    9/22/2014 6:14:40 PM, by PATTI_PAL1

    Personal Trainer Day today. I knew I was staying close to my goal weight, so the pounds weren't even mentioned. But with his fancy scale, he fo... Read more

  • "Relaxing" at Home

    9/20/2014 2:28:15 PM, by PATTI_PAL1

    It's a rare day at home for me. Here I wanted it to be a relaxed day. Already I feel rushed for getting in all I want to accomplish. Oh well, ... Read more

  • Working Around the Red Hat

    9/18/2014 1:30:05 PM, by PATTI_PAL1

    I've got a Red Hatter's lunch meeting today, so I looked up the restaurant's menu and chose a spinach salad. I like to do that when I can, so I ... Read more

  • To the Post Office

    9/17/2014 8:54:34 PM, by PATTI_PAL1

    I started out on my walk this morning, thinking I'd take this little package to the Post Office a mile away. Just got down my street and I felt s... Read more

  • What is Creativity? Who is Creative?

    9/15/2014 12:06:49 PM, by PATTI_PAL1

    Today is the culmination of six months of dreaming. I have a Spiritual Adviser I see every so often. In April we talked about how I enjoy inter... Read more

  • Dandelions

    9/13/2014 6:51:12 PM, by PATTI_PAL1

    When you eat right and exercise, you just have more energy. I attacked the dandelions in my back yard today with a special tool made for that. ... Read more

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