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  • Fall is in the Air (and smoke!)

    8/28/2015 12:04:03 PM, by 56ROSE

    We have been under a hazardous air quality warning for almost 2 weeks now due to the smoke from multiple statewide (Idaho) fires. UGH! Luckily, I... Read more

  • Here we go again, again?

    8/7/2015 8:41:48 PM, by UUSUZANNE

    So I have now gained back 35 of the 20 pounds I lost, and am heavier than I have ever been. Besides high blood pressure I now also have high chol... Read more

  • Blue. It's a good color.

    7/31/2015 3:29:26 PM, by LADY_HAVOC

    It represents sadness and sorrow.... Read more

  • Climbing back up...........

    7/10/2015 10:14:59 PM, by KCDEEE

    As per last post A1C 7.9 and weight gain.......Went to Dr. Wednesday have lost 15.5 pounds and A1C down to 6........ I could not be happier........ Read more

  • Going Strong

    6/10/2015 8:05:29 AM, by BIRDIE501

    I am really into the weight lifting portion of my exercise program. But I am learning that going up in weights is nothing if your not getting the... Read more

  • Starting over after surgery

    6/7/2015 9:32:58 AM, by TRUCKERSWIFE80

    Well I am starting over today with my exercise and dieting. It has been a little over 7 weeks since I had my emergency surgery and the doctor has... Read more

  • Road Trip

    5/30/2015 9:33:39 PM, by 56ROSE

    We arrived home Thursday evening after spending 2 nights/1 day in Bend, Oregon, at our timeshare resort. We spent 3+ hours at the High Desert Mus... Read more

  • And The Fun Continues!

    5/20/2015 1:57:55 PM, by 56ROSE

    So, just when I started feeling better after dealing with flu symptoms for over 2 weeks, my husband & I are hit by the stomach flu (IE FOOD POISO... Read more

  • Keeping it Off

    5/16/2015 11:09:31 PM, by 56ROSE

    I was fortunate to lose almost 3 lbs while sick with the flu recently. My challenge now is to keep those pounds from creeping back. So far, so go... Read more

  • Hello Again

    5/16/2015 4:44:27 PM, by TKRYSTINA

    Hi I am sorry that I have not written any blogs since last December. Things are still kind of crazy. Last Saturday May 9,2015 I was walking to th... Read more

  • When it Rains, It Pours!

    5/7/2015 2:13:48 PM, by 56ROSE

    So, I've been dealing with the flu bug for over a week now. It just seems to linger on & on. A few days ago, I noticed that my right ankle was sw... Read more

  • Sneak Attack

    5/2/2015 5:07:25 PM, by 56ROSE

    I've been sick with the flu this week. For the past several years (5?), I've been faithful about getting my flu shot with good results. Well, thi... Read more

  • Self Awareness

    4/25/2015 8:59:32 PM, by 56ROSE

    Well, I didn't make it through Vegan Week, but, truthfully, I'm ok with that. I'm beginning to understand my nutritional needs better and that's ... Read more

  • Vegan Week

    4/17/2015 12:58:23 PM, by 56ROSE

    Vegan Week, sponsored by Compassion over Killing, is fast approaching and I will be participating again this year. Last year, I avoided meat for ... Read more

  • I haven't Quit

    4/16/2015 11:21:42 AM, by BIRDIE501

    I haven't been on here in quite some time. Life does that, it throws us off course, the direction we are going suddenly gets upturned. I have con... Read more

  • An Easter Blessing

    4/6/2015 4:57:52 PM, by 56ROSE

    So, I'm on my way! I made it through Easter with no weight gain! Now, the next challenge is my Birthday this Thursday and then a get away weekend... Read more

  • .......Over the Edge....... YIKES

    4/2/2015 9:41:56 AM, by KCDEEE

    ..Yes I gained weight. Well you know it HAS been Winter. (lol)....OMG what 6 months can do to you when you were already on the edge.....Blood wo... Read more

  • My Feelings

    3/31/2015 1:38:49 PM, by 56ROSE

    This is so beautifully stated and expresses why I love animals! • via Animals Australia • Because they bring us joy. Because they ar... Read more

  • MY TOOL BELT

    3/28/2015 6:55:11 PM, by KCDEEE

    Thanks to my friend Roni122 on SP I am adding my OWN Tool Belt.. In order to be Healthy we need tools to help us, thus the Tool Belt. ... Read more

  • Big Challenges Ahead

    3/28/2015 4:21:25 PM, by 56ROSE

    So , the Spring 5% Challenge begins April 4th, followed the next day by Easter, then my 65th Birthday on April 9th, and finally, an out of town t... Read more

  • New Doctor?

    3/25/2015 9:16:12 AM, by KELLY48647

    I will be seeing yet another new doctor next week. I have heard good things about him from a few of his patients, so hopefully this one will be o... Read more

  • Spring 5% Challenge Exercise Commitment!

    3/21/2015 10:21:32 AM, by 56ROSE

    My Commitment : 30-45 Minutes 5x/Week Stationary Bike: 10-15 Minutes Stretching: 5-10 Minutes Walking: 15-20 Minutes <... Read more

  • FITBITS ARE COOL!

    3/16/2015 2:04:56 AM, by WILDHORSEANNIE

    I splurged 9 days ago with a new gimmick. FITBIT! What a cool little gadget. Its basically a glorified pedometer that is interactive. I got t... Read more

  • "Pi Day"

    3/14/2015 10:58:27 PM, by 56ROSE

    My hubby & I decided that we needed to celebrate Pi today by eating pie. So, we went to Sherri's restaurant and each ordered the lunch trio which... Read more

  • A letter to myself..... again

    3/8/2015 2:34:09 PM, by UNICORN212

    You have been here on Spark for a heck of a long time. 1,894 days, to be exact. And during most of that time, you have not worked very hard. Yo... Read more

  • Slow & Steady

    3/7/2015 9:54:29 PM, by 56ROSE

    Today was the official final weigh-in for the 5% Winter Challenge. I'm happy to report a loss of 4.2 lbs!! That averages out to 1/2 lb per week o... Read more

  • EVERYDAY IS A NEW DAY - remember that.

    3/5/2015 12:25:00 PM, by WILDHORSEANNIE

    With my recent decision to attempt a tri-athalon i'm having some motivation issues. I didn't think this would be hard. In fact I thought that k... Read more

  • HOPEFULLY - NOTHING LIKE A TRI-ATHLON TO KEEP ME MOTIVATED?!

    3/2/2015 2:34:13 AM, by WILDHORSEANNIE

    Well, I decided to really go for it and signed up for a local triathlon. I participated last year but only did the swimming part of it. I was n... Read more

  • The many faces of me

    2/28/2015 10:47:14 PM, by 56ROSE

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  • 9 lbs. and Counting!

    2/21/2015 9:30:26 AM, by 56ROSE

    So, I decided to check my progress reports, specifically weight loss. On this very day last year, I weighed 9 lbs. more than I do today! WOW!! Wh... Read more

  • Keeping it simple

    2/14/2015 10:41:23 PM, by 56ROSE

    Since my hubby & I are both working hard to lose weight, we decided to skip the usual Valentine's Day dinner out. Instead, we grilled asparagus f... Read more

  • It has been a rough winter...

    2/8/2015 3:10:54 AM, by KELLY48647

    It has been a rough winter for me so far. I've had nothing but trouble with my health, my car, my phone, my computer, and more. I'm looking for t... Read more

  • Day 6: 100 Days of Weight Loss

    2/6/2015 1:38:08 PM, by 56ROSE

    My hubby & I have completed 5 days now. We spend @ 15-30 minutes daily on each lesson; usually after dinner. He downloaded the book to his Ipad a... Read more

  • 100 Days of Weight Loss

    1/31/2015 10:09:04 AM, by 56ROSE

    I have decided to work the 100 Days of Weight Loss program. Tomorrow will be my first lesson and I'm ready to go! This program is based on the bo... Read more

  • Dealing with another Loss

    1/20/2015 1:08:21 PM, by 56ROSE

    My first husband's Mom passed away last week. I adored her and we were good friends. She was my true Mom; filling a big void left b... Read more

  • Christmas Miracle

    1/12/2015 10:55:16 AM, by 56ROSE

    I'm happy to say I kept my weight down over the Holidays... only gaining one lb.!! This is a miracle because normally I gain 5-8 lbs this time of... Read more

  • 7TH ANNUAL 1ST SATURDAY EVENT ACCOMPLISHED!

    1/5/2015 11:16:15 PM, by WILDHORSEANNIE

    Every year since January 2009 I have gone snowshoeing on "my" mountain. Its sort of the "kickoff" of our climbing/snowshoeing "season" each year... Read more

  • Update: Passages

    1/4/2015 1:46:32 PM, by 56ROSE

    My mother-in-law passed away on December 4th.. just 2 weeks after moving to a new assisted living facility. We were informed that the cause of de... Read more

  • Note to self....

    12/27/2014 2:08:20 PM, by UNICORN212

    Kathy reposted this from her Sparkpage - not sure where it came from, but I like it! This Holiday Season, give yourself the gift of self-... Read more

  • Here we go again ...

    12/22/2014 7:53:05 PM, by UUSUZANNE

    So once again I am going to try to at least find the track that I want to be on (can't get back on track until I find it, you see). I quit record... Read more

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