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  • Two plus weeks in...

    7/31/2015 4:30:43 PM, by JUDDLL

    Still doing alright. Down approximately 21 lbs. Really working hard towards this goal. I have decided to set my rewards for getting to certain... Read more

  • Personal Trainer & Heather

    7/31/2015 1:05:19 AM, by PATTI_PAL1

    We had a great time at the Fair. None of the items were disqualified, and we found them all. I've got blue, red, and white ribbons. My hobby i... Read more

  • Silk Painting

    7/30/2015 12:03:59 AM, by PATTI_PAL1

    We did Silk Painting in our "Inspire Your Creativity" group today. One of the gals had purchased silk scarves for us; they only cost $5. Mine w... Read more

  • Vacation is over!!

    7/29/2015 10:43:16 PM, by MLYONS2003

    I had such a wonderful time with my husband's parents these last two weeks. I enjoyed every moment! Now is it is past time for me to get ba... Read more

  • The Birthday Meetup

    7/26/2015 7:17:16 PM, by PATTI_PAL1

    Today is our Meetup for the Olympia Spark! Team, and I planned a Birthday Party for my friend Kim (FRAYEA here). I made two different SparkPeople... Read more

  • Vacation

    7/25/2015 3:10:18 PM, by MLYONS2003

    This past week has been so difficult for me. I have my in-laws here visiting and it is my birthday tomorrow. Eating has been horrible. We have... Read more

  • Wednesday was a good day...

    7/24/2015 3:22:37 PM, by JUDDLL

    So on Wednesday I went to Federal Way to the other weight loss surgery seminar and I got all the information I needed to make the right choice fo... Read more

  • The Diabetes Doctor - Part II

    7/22/2015 9:18:38 PM, by PATTI_PAL1

    You may remember that we went to my husband's Endocrinologist several months ago and it was a less than agreeable visit. The doctor seemed to be... Read more

  • Seventh day on diet...

    7/21/2015 3:50:38 PM, by JUDDLL

    Still doing very well. I have been staying under my calorie limit. I am very excited that I have found ways to stay on it even when not at the ... Read more

  • Went to the Y Saturday...

    7/21/2015 12:56:17 AM, by JUDDLL

    I did end up going to the Y Saturday and overall I walked 12.5 miles! That is a huge accomplishment for me. So still doing good on the di... Read more

  • Entering my Crafts in the Fair

    7/20/2015 10:44:06 PM, by PATTI_PAL1

    Well, it's all at the Fairgrounds. I've been cleaning, stiffening, blocking, cutting threads, etc. for the past four days (along with the race, ... Read more

  • Red Hat Day of the Luncheon

    7/19/2015 9:14:29 PM, by PATTI_PAL1

    After yesterday and the car-key ordeal, I was expecting today to be another stressful one. It was our annual Red Hat Luncheon when my own Chapte... Read more

  • Triple Decker...and Then Some

    7/18/2015 11:01:20 PM, by PATTI_PAL1

    My daughter who uses a wheelchair, her boyfriend, and I were to go to the 8k (5 mile) race in downtown Olympia. Each year there's a big carnival... Read more

  • Getting Ready for the Fair

    7/17/2015 11:32:55 PM, by PATTI_PAL1

    Finally, a day to catch up with my crafts. Our County Fair is July 29-August 2, and all the items for the Home Arts Department have to be entere... Read more

  • 1200 calories day 3...

    7/17/2015 10:23:37 PM, by JUDDLL

    So I am on the third day of my 1200 calorie diet and it is both harder in some ways and easier in some ways than what I expected. First I ... Read more

  • Dress Rehearsal

    7/16/2015 8:42:13 PM, by PATTI_PAL1

    Yesterday the "Inspire Your Creativity" group did Needle Felting to help me get ready for my Workshop on Saturday. They had many questions and ... Read more

  • Dress Rehearsal

    7/16/2015 8:42:12 PM, by PATTI_PAL1

    Yesterday the "Inspire Your Creativity" group did Needle Felting to help me get ready for my Workshop on Saturday. They had many questions and ... Read more

  • Wack a mole syndrome...

    7/16/2015 4:52:02 PM, by JUDDLL

    So I have been gone almost 2 years according to my last blog entry... It really doesn't seem that long ago. I have been checking recipes here bu... Read more

  • The Zoo

    7/13/2015 9:49:04 PM, by PATTI_PAL1

    Today I went to the Zoo with my best friend (we've been friends for over 40 years). I got my face painted as a lark. It was absolutely wonderfu... Read more

  • A Perfect Day

    7/10/2015 9:31:21 PM, by PATTI_PAL1

    Setting out this morning, I had an idea what I'd be doing. I needed to see a friend from church at 9 am downtown Olympia. Then, later, I was go... Read more

  • 7/8

    7/8/2015 12:53:01 PM, by MLYONS2003

    Yesterday was my 3 month anniversary of being back on my healthy eating/weight loss trek. I have lost 24 lbs, gained confidence, gained energy, I... Read more

  • Doing the Math Again

    7/7/2015 11:12:15 PM, by PATTI_PAL1

    I thought I was ready and had all the data I needed for my project, so I went over to my teacher's house today to get the yarn. Well, we changed... Read more

  • Doing the Math

    7/6/2015 9:03:46 PM, by PATTI_PAL1

    I did the math for my next weaving project--three dish towels. I've been trying to figure it out for a whole week, getting different answers and ... Read more

  • Success!

    7/5/2015 11:23:05 PM, by MLYONS2003

    I am very proud of myself for yesterday. I managed to stay under calorie budget and get all my exercise in. I had one plate of food, piled high w... Read more

  • Firecracker 5K

    7/5/2015 3:08:42 PM, by PATTI_PAL1

    Yesterday, my daughter Heather and "the love of her life" went with me to the Firecracker 5K starting and ending at the Capitol roundabout. Did Y... Read more

  • Buying Locally

    7/4/2015 9:42:28 AM, by PATTI_PAL1

    We have a question of the day on my Spin Me a Yarn Team (Thanks, Nancy!). Today's question was about how often we buy locally. It brought out a... Read more

  • Learning More About Myself

    7/3/2015 9:29:43 PM, by PATTI_PAL1

    Since announcing that I was going to limit my time on sparkPeople, I'm learning a lot about myself. This morning I realized that what I'm tellin... Read more

  • What a Day!

    7/2/2015 12:51:42 AM, by PATTI_PAL1

    This was one of those absolutely wonderful days. My "Inspire Your Creativity" group came to my house. I have a fenced in section of grass I cal... Read more

  • Birthdays

    7/1/2015 2:19:06 AM, by MLYONS2003

    Today was my oldest's birthday. We spent the day doing what he wanted to do. First we went to visit with a friend for a little while. When we cam... Read more

  • Good day

    6/29/2015 9:48:39 PM, by MLYONS2003

    Today I managed to get my morning walk in before it got too hot. Thankfully it rained yesterday and cooled things back down to normal. My dogs su... Read more

  • Meetup--No One Came

    6/28/2015 10:16:21 PM, by PATTI_PAL1

    I probably cut down SparkTime by about an hour today. Today was our local Olympia WA Spark! Team Meetup. I've been trying to get the spar... Read more

  • Changing Things

    6/28/2015 9:55:30 AM, by PATTI_PAL1

    Yikes, I'm doing it again. I've got myself too over-involved and taken on too many responsibilities because I LOVE all of it. So, I've got to cut... Read more

  • Busy hot day

    6/28/2015 2:05:42 AM, by MLYONS2003

    I had a fairly busy day today, lots of shopping and setting up for a potluck at church. Thankfully the shopping let me get lots of steps in where... Read more

  • MEETUP Tomorrow

    6/27/2015 8:42:42 PM, by PATTI_PAL1

    It is with anticipation and some trepidation that I prepare for tomorrow's Olympia WA Spark! Team Meetup. Last month we had four of us, all frie... Read more

  • Speaking Up

    6/25/2015 12:04:51 AM, by PATTI_PAL1

    Last night I had a two-hour-long talk with two women from my church. They were the ones who started the small group of women who meet on a regul... Read more

  • Small victories

    6/23/2015 1:54:29 AM, by MLYONS2003

    Today I looked at the last piece of birthday cake on the counter about 3 times. Each time I passed it by. Thankfully the birthday boy ate it! ... Read more

  • Summer makes eating right difficult

    6/22/2015 1:22:54 AM, by MLYONS2003

    Barbecues, birthday parties, water parks, pot lucks.... Summer gatherings all seem to be about food. I didn't do so well this week. I plann... Read more

  • Spinning Demo

    6/20/2015 8:32:40 PM, by PATTI_PAL1

    Today was fun. We had three wheels, one loom, and about six spindles (which I brought). Unfortunately, we "adjusted" my wheel and now it isn't ... Read more

  • Weavers Picnic

    6/20/2015 12:31:28 AM, by PATTI_PAL1

    Today was so relaxing and fun. Get a bunch of Weavers together and there is so much energy and ideas running around one gets dizzy. Our Picnic ... Read more

  • Piano Story

    6/17/2015 10:12:42 AM, by PATTI_PAL1

    I'm taking a piano course. It's online, of all things. I thought taking this course would remind me to practice and hone my skills. I'm learni... Read more

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