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Today's quote
7/24/2014 8:01:03 AM,  4 COMMENTS

Look closely at the present you are constructing. It should look like the future you are dreaming. ~Alice Walker ...  Read more


7/23/2014 9:50:41 PM,  3 COMMENTS

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SP Recipe app
7/23/2014 1:25:12 PM,  3 COMMENTS

I will say it again. I just love my Spark recipe app on my smartphone. Last night I made taco salad from the app. No more thumbing thru pages of a re...  Read more


it doesn't matter
7/19/2014 1:07:32 PM,  3 COMMENTS

I am within what is considered a "healthy bmi" at 5 feet, 8 inches and weighing 153lbs. I was told last night that I am getting too skinny. it does...  Read more


Weigh-in Disappointment / Smart Decisions
7/19/2014 12:54:28 PM,  5 COMMENTS

Mapped out my day! Whole Foods Weigh-in Reward Anniversary Sale Trader Joe's At Whole Foods just got what was on my list, It was on th...  Read more


70 pounds gone.
7/17/2014 6:02:28 PM,  11 COMMENTS

Yesterday was my weigh in. It showed that I have lost 70 pounds. This was one of my goals by my birthday which is 12 days away. Today I went for my...  Read more


ToF Week 4 Day 3 - Making Myself a Priority.
7/16/2014 8:55:50 AM,  4 COMMENTS

Little did I realize what a treasure this 12-week program would be. There are challenging workouts, encouragement... what a wonderful opportunity. I w...  Read more


Exercise And Fun on Our 30th Wedding Anniversary
7/15/2014 9:00:12 PM,  12 COMMENTS

We celebrated our 30th wedding anniversary on Monday. I remember back to my wedding day. I was 50 pounds lighter. Wow! I had never had a weight proble...  Read more


July 14
7/14/2014 3:18:34 PM,  17 COMMENTS

I really have to apologize for this weekend. I started to post on Saturday morning and then had to go out to run some errands but thought that would b...  Read more


Size 12
7/14/2014 2:01:31 PM,  8 COMMENTS

I finally did it. Today I bought size 12 jeans. Now I know that size 12 isn't the same as it was when I was young but I will take it!! 244 My husband...  Read more


ToF Week 4 Taking Away the Fear.
7/14/2014 9:10:55 AM,  3 COMMENTS

So the first three weeks have been pretty good. I have been making myself log my food, because it is only a short term goal. It is a challenge, so I c...  Read more


ToF Week 3 Ends I am a River?
7/13/2014 11:27:31 AM,  5 COMMENTS

1CRAZYDOG shared this quote from Helen Reed: “Life is a constant series of adjustments- it flows like a river, swelling with rain and receding with dr...  Read more


July 12, 2014 - 56 pounds Gone
7/12/2014 3:29:37 PM,  4 COMMENTS

Hello everyone! I am 56 pounds gone (57 by sparks because at one point I was 233). I have 69 more pounds. I hope to be 150 by September 25, but tha...  Read more


Another great quote.
7/11/2014 2:54:13 PM,  4 COMMENTS

Life has no smooth road for any of us; and in the bracing atmosphere of a high aim the very roughness stimulates the climber to steadier steps,...  Read more


Walking And Enjoying Nature
7/10/2014 5:15:38 PM,  10 COMMENTS

"Whenever you are stressed or worried or uneasy, take a nice long walk in the nature, touch the ground with your feet, touch the trees with your hands...  Read more


Thurday Thought
7/10/2014 1:36:00 PM,  3 COMMENTS

The more difficulties one has to encounter, within and without, the more significant and the higher in inspiration his life will be. ~Horace Bus...  Read more


ToF Week 3 Day 4 begins
7/10/2014 9:02:18 AM,  5 COMMENTS

So far a great week. Tuesday was Aqua Aerobics, dinner break, then WOW (workout of the week). I truly expected to be in some discomfort after, but was...  Read more


Feeling Sorry For Myself And Upset
7/9/2014 8:19:16 PM,  9 COMMENTS

Ao our 13 year old granddaughter came to stay with us for three days, promised we would go swimming at the Y. Yes I'm taking her and I have to sit on...  Read more


How to do it recouperating?
7/9/2014 4:27:13 PM,  5 COMMENTS

282 GD4 says I have to do the plan even while recuperating from my leg injury. Dr. says 8 to 10 more weeks to go with the strain and sprain. A...  Read more


Not Succumbing to Excuses
7/9/2014 9:28:30 AM,  4 COMMENTS

Hiding out in the A/C is my usual behavior when the mercury rises. It been in the 90's (33°C). Yesterday was a major workout day for me. First out i...  Read more


Finally at overweight instead of obese.
7/8/2014 1:09:19 PM,  7 COMMENTS

The only way of finding the limits of the possible is by going beyond them into the impossible. ~Arthur C. Clark I can gladly to say that I...  Read more


Today, I Will ....
7/8/2014 8:46:38 AM,  4 COMMENTS

I posted that on the ToF Facebook page. What I did was log my food for the day. Thankfully someone posted late in the day and inquired how it was goin...  Read more


Encouraging Words
7/7/2014 2:16:15 PM,  6 COMMENTS

GREAT RECIPE * Take a 10 - 30 minute walk every day. And while you walk, smile. It is the ultimate anti-depressant. * Sit in silence for...  Read more


I Am Worth It
7/7/2014 8:43:51 AM,  5 COMMENTS

WATERMELLEN posted this wonderful blog. "What Do We Value? And Why It Matters To Value Ourselves!
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Here I Go Again!
7/6/2014 9:51:54 AM,  5 COMMENTS

The holiday and birthday celebrations have subsided. Logging my food would have helped me. I wasn't that bad about my choices, for the most part...  Read more


4th of July Weekend
7/5/2014 12:42:38 PM,  12 COMMENTS

I enjoyed the 4th of July. 232 283 I enjoyed exercise in the pool. It was a beautiful and hot day. A great way to get exercise and stay cool....  Read more


"You can't handle the truth!"
7/4/2014 10:40:56 AM,  5 COMMENTS

Perhaps that is why I have problems with logging. I can't handle the truth, ignorance is bliss? Week 2 has been abysmal as far as logging food goes....  Read more


Happy 4th of July
7/4/2014 10:18:27 AM,  7 COMMENTS

Wishing Spark Friends a wonderful Independence day.. 232 Dar posted this from 283...  Read more


The Slippery Slope Stops Here
7/2/2014 8:59:49 AM,  5 COMMENTS

I have been exercising. I have been meditating. What I have not been doing is using my fitbook and logging my food. What are my excuses? I forgot,...  Read more


You what????
6/30/2014 7:37:30 PM,  9 COMMENTS

232 Happyily on vacation for July 4th week. Some family visiting. I was starting to get house in shape. I stepped on the porch and leg went through...  Read more


Monday thought
6/30/2014 2:07:15 PM,  5 COMMENTS

Remember, happiness doesn’t depend on who you are or what you have; it depends solely on what you think. ~Dale Carnegie ...  Read more


ToF Week 2 Begins
6/30/2014 9:13:32 AM,  3 COMMENTS

I'm not ready!!!! Yesterday I ended up with issues... lots of issues! First my am BG reading was up almost 50 points. (today it has dropped back d...  Read more


ToF End of Week 1 - Reality Smacks me in the Face
6/29/2014 9:42:21 AM,  4 COMMENTS

ToF End of Week 1 There was good and there was bad. The good: - Logging. - Lost weight - More active The bad: My blood glucos...  Read more


ToF Week 1 Day 5 summary
6/28/2014 10:41:57 AM,  3 COMMENTS

Alrighty, got weighed and she say I dropped 6 pounds, Now my vision isn't great for that distance, but it looked like only 5 pounds to me. Still it bu...  Read more


ToF Week 1 Day 3 summary
6/26/2014 8:01:45 AM,  3 COMMENTS

"Losers are people who are so afraid of not winning, they don't even try." - Little Miss Sunshine quote So at the endocrinologist yesterday,...  Read more


ToF Week 1 Day 2 summary
6/25/2014 8:48:55 AM,  3 COMMENTS

Those simple exercises seems simple enough, yet challenged my muscles. (didn't realize it at the time, but this morning... OUCH) Applied a hot pack an...  Read more


June 25, 2014 - Update - 52 pounds gone
6/25/2014 1:08:58 AM,  2 COMMENTS

I am 52 pounds gone. I have 30 - 50 pounds to lose by September 23. My next doctor appointment is September 23. I have a total of 71 pounds to lose...  Read more


Today's thought
6/24/2014 12:37:21 PM,  6 COMMENTS

Have patience with all things, but chiefly have patience with yourself. Do not lose courage in considering your own imperfections but instantly set ab...  Read more


Day One went well enough
6/24/2014 8:00:02 AM,  4 COMMENTS

So far so good. I do need to stick to my food plan better in the evening. Perhaps duct tape for my mouth. Closing the kitchen. I got my exercise and...  Read more


Summer Scavenger Hunt
6/23/2014 11:32:59 PM,  13 COMMENTS

One of the teams I am on decided to have a scavenger hunt. There were 25 items we needed to find over the weekend and following are the items I found...  Read more


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