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Reflections of 17 days in Europe
6/19/2014 2:44:45 PM,  16 COMMENTS

In country #1 I remember family present and past Those I travelled with: DH, DD (Hayburner1969), her DH, & 3 kids. The family I first di...  Read more


Beneficial Food Pairings
6/18/2014 6:58:52 PM,  10 COMMENTS

195 195 195 195 195 195 195 195 195 195 I was delighted to "find" this blog, "Boost Nutrition with These Food Pairings" --- posted b...  Read more


mozzarella sticks--even lowfat-----begone from my diet!
6/18/2014 6:28:36 AM,  14 COMMENTS

mozzarella sticks seem healthy but the salt "gets me" and makes me hurt I know this and yet I am tempted now I am paying the price chri...  Read more


A game: Choose this not that (at fast food places)
6/18/2014 6:21:14 AM,  5 COMMENTS  Read more


If it's Tuesday...
6/17/2014 9:42:44 PM,  13 COMMENTS

...then it's sadly not Friday. Actually, today got off to a great start. I'm a regular on both Facebook and Twitter. This morning no other than B...  Read more


Kitty seems stuck to me since I came home after a week away.
6/17/2014 4:02:30 PM,  11 COMMENTS

Cujo about 3 years ago. Well, yes Cujo grew! This is him now. Since I came home, every time I turn around he is nearby or even pla...  Read more


5% Pre-Challenge Activities 6 & 7
6/17/2014 3:58:48 PM,  5 COMMENTS

Activity #6 - Motivation: - To be healthier - To look better in my clothing - To prove to myself that I can put my mind to something and accomp...  Read more


6/17/2014 3:38:22 PM,  1 COMMENTS

Back on March 19th when I joined sparkpeople, I set myself a 6 month goal of losing 50 pounds. Today only 3 months later I am only 1.7 away from that...  Read more


"Pass me the crunchy, deep fried fat, please"
6/17/2014 8:34:00 AM,  2 COMMENTS

This month ABC-TV is coming to town to start filming for the 'Extreme Weight Loss' TV show. For a small Ozark town, its obvious we do have an obesity...  Read more


Happy Birthday to me!
6/17/2014 7:01:24 AM,  29 COMMENTS

Nothing is really planned for today. My daughter did give me a cream topped chocolate cupcake . I appreciated that she did not get a whole cake. She s...  Read more


Tracking really works!
6/16/2014 9:29:18 PM,  3 COMMENTS

I have been off this site for a while. I had lost weight and kept it off through working out like crazy every day and that worked for me, I came to en...  Read more


Jaw Dropping Dove Illusions
6/16/2014 7:42:54 PM,  12 COMMENTS

345 40 345 40 345 40 345 40 345 40 I am not sure which I enjoyed more --- the actual performance or the looks of astonishment on the judges' fac...  Read more


Breathing Again
6/16/2014 12:47:01 PM,  2 COMMENTS

Well, the computer is out of my hands, which I suppose is a good thing . . . less worrying. Now I just have to wait for them to get back to me with a...  Read more


Activity tracker saved my 'vacation' steps and input the daily totals !
6/15/2014 4:03:57 PM,  9 COMMENTS

I was away for a week with no gadget to record my spark steps each day. I wore the tracker but figured the daily totals would be lost. This is so cool...  Read more


I lost 1.5 lbs on 'vacation!'
6/15/2014 1:21:07 PM,  19 COMMENTS

I really focused on eating vegetables at my brother's house and when we went out to eat. I did not eliminate 'treats.' But I tried to eat them in meas...  Read more


RIP Casey Kasem
6/15/2014 12:43:22 PM,  21 COMMENTS

You'll never know how much of my life you colored, or of how many others. ...  Read more


Goals: Week of 6/15
6/15/2014 12:19:56 PM,  3 COMMENTS

(Limiting myself to 3 goals in each category this week) Nutrition: - Eat 3 meals EVERY DAY - Track everything I eat Sunday Thursday - Min...  Read more


Meeting a spark friend in Buffalo!
6/15/2014 10:57:40 AM,  15 COMMENTS

Chris and Teri---on the Spirit of Buffalo-- canal boat tour June 2014 -- We saw kayakers right up next to the naval ship. ...  Read more


My sparks friends mean so much to me! Thank you for the wonderful wishes for my Buffalo trip!
6/15/2014 9:41:42 AM,  10 COMMENTS

The trip was highly successful! I think I found our new home. It is a retirement community with lots of perks for us. A "duplex/patio home" to rent se...  Read more


Week In Review 6/14/14
6/15/2014 12:45:08 AM,  2 COMMENTS

Since my new thing is redoing my nutrition and exercise goals once a week, heres a review of my goals for last week. I will post next weeks goals t...  Read more


Maybe I shouldn't talk about this
6/14/2014 8:59:26 PM,  19 COMMENTS

My father emotionally abused and physically battered me from toddlerhood until I cut contact with him. At sixty-one I'm still battling the scars. ...  Read more


5% Exercise & Nutrition Commitments (Sorta)
6/12/2014 9:49:09 PM,  3 COMMENTS

The summer 5% challenge starts in less than 10 days, and were starting with the pre-challenge activities. The first two activities are posting your...  Read more


For a Laugh --- Cell Phone Eavesdropping
6/12/2014 6:18:17 PM,  21 COMMENTS

246 100 20 246 100 20 246 100 20 246 I got a good chuckle from viewing this clip --- sure hope you do, too. May we all be blessed with su...  Read more


Looking Forward to One Less Stress (Maybe)
6/11/2014 11:45:34 PM,  3 COMMENTS

The summer 5% challenge is coming up soon, and rather than set my exercise and nutrition goals at the beginning, Ive decided to set new goals every w...  Read more


And the hits just keep coming
6/11/2014 10:19:52 PM,  20 COMMENTS

Terrible night last night. I just started to walk out of my kitchen, lost my balance and fell on the floor. I couldn't get up and had to call the fire...  Read more


6/11/2014 5:36:28 PM,  7 COMMENTS

198 Saw the doctor, he wants me to have an MRI, before any procedure. The MRI will tell him what kind of operation I would need. Now I have to wait...  Read more


Hypercriticallity (its my word, i'll spell it like i want)
6/10/2014 8:54:13 AM,  3 COMMENTS

For many a moon, I was very critical of folks that went to a gym and wasted their time. These are usually people who do not find out how to use the eq...  Read more


Sweaty Monday
6/9/2014 10:23:19 PM,  11 COMMENTS

The weather here in Sonoma County keeps jumping between summer and winter with absolutely no stop for spring. We're in summer mode right now and it's...  Read more


Job Interview
6/9/2014 12:39:09 PM,  1 COMMENTS

I have a job interview this week. I know I dont really want the job, but if Im offered the job, I may take it. Its an office assistant job,...  Read more


Long, unfocused food blog
6/8/2014 10:29:17 PM,  10 COMMENTS

Thinking a LOT about food today. Following Food Network Star right now. Last week they did a Hollywood premiere and had to present to a crowd. I...  Read more


Slowpoke Saturday
6/7/2014 1:31:58 PM,  13 COMMENTS

Bacon and French toast for breakfast this morning. I don't know if it's just a California brand or if it's national, but Alvarado Street Bakery makes...  Read more


Lesson 6 - Teaching a Nude Mannequin to Tango
6/7/2014 8:30:21 AM,  3 COMMENTS

I did a personal assessment of how many hours of TV I watch a day. The average was 7.5 hours. That I not what I had planned for my retirement. I was S...  Read more


New trigger for my strength training
6/7/2014 7:48:30 AM,  6 COMMENTS

I missed a strength training day yesterday and it got me to rethink the time slot I plan to do strength training since I have trouble sticking to a st...  Read more


The more things change...
6/6/2014 9:41:06 PM,  11 COMMENTS

...the more confused I get. My office got a pricey new imaging system recently. The upper-ups were in a big hurry to get us all to have it instal...  Read more


Goals For the Next Few Weeks
6/6/2014 6:56:36 PM,  2 COMMENTS

(sorry if this makes little sense, this is literally a post and run (or walk as fast as I can in heels)) After a week off due to holidays/family,...  Read more


Shuffling off to Buffalo for a week
6/5/2014 8:51:42 PM,  19 COMMENTS

I probably won't be posting. Have a great week everyone! chris...  Read more


Using compassion and love to prevent, end or lessen the harm
6/5/2014 5:07:12 PM,  6 COMMENTS

In my two blogs about letting go of ideals that conflict with your reality, I discussed the first two steps of letting go. It has been awhile since...  Read more


Rice Krispy knees--snap krackle pop!
6/5/2014 3:32:15 PM,  11 COMMENTS

He said I had actual air causing the crackling! I never expected him to say that. He asked a ton of question to be sure it was not more tearing . Fina...  Read more


2 or so -
6/5/2014 8:50:27 AM,  2 COMMENTS

1) The local Y is having a special to introduce their Personal Training sessions. You get 4 one hour long sessions for the price of 3. I'm sooo not a...  Read more


The acupuncturist/chiropracto
r explained my knee pain!

6/5/2014 7:45:17 AM,  10 COMMENTS

And MBPP50--Thanks for this
rticles.asp?id=363&page=2 I learned why doctors don't send us to c...  Read more


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