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  • 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

  • Prepare for Lift-Off

    7/27/2017 10:50:46 AM, by PATTI_PAL1

    It feels that way. Yesterday I got the flight information for my Exchange Student from Aspect Foundation. Syeda is coming to Seattle on August ... Read more

  • To the County Fair

    7/24/2017 9:43:25 PM, by PATTI_PAL1

    I've had this day on my calendar for at least a month. Today was the day to submit the handmade items for the Thurston County Fair. Last year I... Read more

  • Painting Party

    7/21/2017 10:06:30 AM, by PATTI_PAL1

    Our wooden fence needs painted. The Masons bought paint the right color in October when they did a Work Party at my house in ,memory of my husban... Read more

  • Moving On

    7/19/2017 9:52:15 AM, by PATTI_PAL1

    Yesterday was a wonderful day. I started out with my computer, knitting, and CD player to walk to the Senior Center. On Tuesday mornings they hav... Read more

  • Revise & Revisit

    7/18/2017 10:57:12 AM, by PATTI_PAL1

    I didn't "edit" yesterday's post because this takes it's own blog. The Bod Pod was a mixture of good news and bad news. Or maybe just a "pat on... Read more

  • Bod Pod Today

    7/17/2017 9:03:53 AM, by PATTI_PAL1

    I'm back in Personal Training and now it's time to find out how I did when my trainer was recovering from his surgery. This afternoon I'll go to... Read more

  • Nervous...

    7/15/2017 4:27:46 PM, by TYMBERWOLFE

    This week I did not register a weight loss to speak of. I did stay on my diet plan but spent too much time sitting to study. This w... Read more

  • Glad for the Extra Energy

    7/15/2017 12:49:36 AM, by PATTI_PAL1

    Wow! What a day! My great-granddaughter spent the night with me. We had a great time painting rocks. It was time to take her home. We were i... Read more

  • Goal Weight

    7/11/2017 10:15:38 AM, by PATTI_PAL1

    Those of you who have been reading my blogs for awhile will remember that I'm on a program at Ft. Lewis and my goal of the last year has been to ... Read more

  • Change of Plans

    7/9/2017 9:24:46 AM, by PATTI_PAL1

    How do you manage when something you plan for doesn't work out? I'm contemplating talking to a friend about our Friday. We were planning this t... Read more

  • Focused on the Future

    7/2/2017 4:15:09 PM, by TYMBERWOLFE

    It has been awhile since I blogged. I have been dealing with a lot of issues since then. For one, I have been dealing with a back injury from wor... Read more

  • Giving

    6/29/2017 8:58:51 AM, by PATTI_PAL1

    Yesterday, I blogged about the CSA my friend gave me. There was too much of some of the vegetables for me to use this week, and some that I have... Read more

  • CSA

    6/28/2017 7:17:58 PM, by PATTI_PAL1

    A friend of mine is on vacation and she offered me her CSA box for this week. (CSA is the term used for a portion of the local vegetables...I do... Read more

  • CSA

    6/28/2017 7:17:57 PM, by PATTI_PAL1

    A friend of mine is on vacation and she offered me her CSA box for this week. (CSA is the term used for a portion of the local vegetables...I do... Read more

  • Going to the Mosque to End Ramaden

    6/25/2017 9:20:51 AM, by PATTI_PAL1

    I think Spark has helped me become more adventuresome. Without the orderliness of doing Spark every day, I probably wouldn't have thought of ope... Read more

  • Vegan Books

    6/20/2017 2:36:47 PM, by PATTI_PAL1

    I found the book "Veganize It!" at my local library and I'm fascinated with the concept. This book is published 2017. So, I ordered my own pers... Read more

  • Going It Alone...Not Really

    6/19/2017 4:02:00 PM, by PATTI_PAL1

    Braden has been my Personal Trainer for over 3 years. It started out with back pain, excruciating back pain that came without warning or apparen... Read more

  • How to Coach

    6/14/2017 9:39:50 AM, by PATTI_PAL1

    I don't know how to tell you all what is on my heart this morning, so I'll just ask for your help and concern and prayers. My youngest daughter ... Read more

  • Victorian Luncheon Wrap-up

    6/11/2017 11:46:46 AM, by PATTI_PAL1

    I'm a whole week behind on this...and a big project to sew before going to a party for two of my great-grands, so I'll just show you the dress. ... Read more

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