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    4/25/2015 4:24:36 PM, by GEMINICHIK

    "Four things come not back: the spoken word, the sped arrow, the past life, the neglected opportunity" — William Hazlitt.... Read more

  • Not my best week.

    4/24/2015 10:47:16 AM, by PACEKA1

    I started this week encouraged, excited and motivated. I was finally feeling better after a bacterial infection that left me taking two pretty heavy-duty antibiotics for two weeks! I was just starting to feel better when I was hit with flu-like symptoms keeping me in bed for nearly a full day and ... Read more

  • Sawdust

    4/22/2015 5:47:46 PM, by MISHA_T

    I had a problem over the last few days. Every meal was difficult to eat. It was like sawdust. Even stuff I really relish like avocado. And often I found myself queasy between meals. I blamed that on my meds (I take a lot of pills). Even this morning, I had force myself to eat two hard-boiled eggs an... Read more

  • Sad news.....

    4/21/2015 10:19:19 AM, by PACEKA1

    46 This beautiful woman is my long-time dear friend Suzi. We met in the early 70's when our husbands (in her case he was her fiancé) worked together. We became true friends, we participated in their wedding and they are the godparents of my first child (also in the photo). Suzi was warm an... Read more

  • Weather blahs

    4/20/2015 3:02:38 PM, by MISHA_T

    After a glorious week bother weather-wise and fitness-wise, today is definitely blah. I felt a bit queasy at noon so I laid down and took a nap. It seemed to do the trick. Before that I walked the house briskly for 20 minutes because I didn't want to go outside. It's 40° and the winds are positivel... Read more

  • Gotta clean house...SP house that is

    4/19/2015 10:46:58 PM, by -COURT-

    Looking over all the different areas of postings, I've noticed that I rarely delete anything, including people. I have over 500 and so many I don'at even remember. I'm afraid I'll offend someone. But then again, they probably don't remember me either. I quite putting them in any order. My ... Read more

  • A perfect ending to a perfect week!

    4/18/2015 10:15:47 PM, by PACEKA1

    126 I can't even remember when I've had such a great week.... a whole week! I have met all my pre-set fitness goals, have made some really great meals, have enjoyed a full week of beautiful Minnesota weather, and today I've more than doubled my step counting goal. I had a great catch-up lun... Read more

  • Today was challenging

    4/16/2015 8:09:46 PM, by PACEKA1

    313 Daisy and I just got back from our walk - this is the third day in a row. I haven't done that in a very long time. But today's walk was difficult for both of us. Daisy has been pretty sheltered (and very spoiled) since she came to us in July 2013. She is my very best friend and I... Read more

  • Two Days in a Row!

    4/15/2015 10:45:57 PM, by PACEKA1

    224 Another beautiful spring day in Minnesota - so perfect! Daisy and I took a nice walk, although it was very windy which made it a little more challenging but we had a great time! I also worked in my herb garden - it snowed before I had a chance to really clean it out last fall. And this ... Read more

  • It feels so good to feel good!

    4/14/2015 5:37:36 PM, by PACEKA1

    259 67 It's a beautiful warm day in Minnesota today - a perfect early Spring day. Those of us who have lived here all our lives know that tomorrow could change so having a day like today is one to appreciate and enjoy! And to add to this wonderful day, this is truly the first day I have fel... Read more

  • Back and stuff

    4/13/2015 8:33:24 PM, by MISHA_T

    I have been off SP for quite some time. I have Bipolar disorder and it makes it hard to stay consistent with anything. That's the excuse I give myself for being a lazy ass. I've got a Jawbone Up and it's been adding data which is nice. I have been walking. I don't think I'm going to get to runn... Read more

  • Whoop! Whoop!

    4/13/2015 4:58:12 PM, by LINDALFK

    I rode my bike 16-miles today.... Read more

  • I've had a great day!

    4/12/2015 10:51:19 PM, by PACEKA1

    285 It started out a bit rough. Grandson's stayed overnight while parents celebrated their 7th wedding anniversary. Had a couple of pretty major melt downs - with lots of "I want my Mom" cries with alligator tears (they should both go into acting one day) and when that didn't work both boys ... Read more

  • Revisit and Set New Goals!

    4/11/2015 10:05:08 AM, by PACEKA1

    90 Today's Spark Coach was so totally on track for me today. My action plan: 2 new goals to add to my Spark People goals. I really do need to get back some of the motivation. Being sick has really taken it's toll on my and on my goals. I've barely done any exercise in the past 26 days and... Read more


    4/10/2015 11:15:45 PM, by GEMINICHIK

    I have decided that I must start focusing more on me being a total healthy woman by focusing and strengthening my relationship with God, by setting aside time for Him everyday, by being in prayer with Him during the day, by being in His word and by fasting. I am preparing to start the 21-day Dan... Read more

  • NATIONAL DAY OF.....for April

    4/10/2015 8:08:28 AM, by -COURT-

    Guess I should have posted this on the first.
    ndar-at-a-glance/ April 1st ◦National One Cent Day ◦National Sourdough Bread Day ◦April Fools Day ◦National Walking Day – First Wednesday in April ◦Childhelp National Day of Hope – First We... Read more

  • What a difference a day makes...

    4/9/2015 10:15:41 PM, by PACEKA1

    39 I started feeling sick yesterday evening. I had a pretty awful night. Chills, body aches, and stomach cramps. Is it the flu? or just more of the same. I want to make changes in my life but it seems every time I try this happens. I feel so defeated. Today I could barely get out of... Read more

  • Absolutely Exhausted

    4/8/2015 3:12:27 PM, by LINDALFK

    The weather changes are wreaking havoc with my body due to the Lyme and Fibro. Taking care of my 96-yr old Gramma all day and then coming home to care for my own family is starting to wear me down a bit. I am continuing to exercise for an hour or more at least 5-days a week. 23-Days of exercising... Read more

  • Finally feeling like myself again

    4/8/2015 10:03:55 AM, by PACEKA1

    334 I have had a couple of good days and am so happy to be feeling better. After walking on the treadmill two days in a row my legs are telling me that they aren't happy I let it go for so long. But I finally have the energy I need to get back to my workouts. My goal for today is to inc... Read more

  • Guilty sick day :( Gluten tummy :P

    4/7/2015 10:02:16 AM, by MSPEACHYJONES

    Hi guys, Bit of a sheepish blog entry today. I was at home in Ireland at the weekend and had a wonderful time! But though I was careful to not go crazy on food I did manage to make myself ill :( Who knew smarties had gluten in them! (for anyone who doesn't know, I have a fairly manageable glu... Read more

  • Doing Fantastic

    4/6/2015 12:49:20 PM, by LINDALFK

    I took Saturday and Sunday off from exercising due to the Easter holiday. I did my hour on the treadmill this morning and feeling great. I intend to go for another walk later this evening to make up for the time I had taken off.... Read more

  • Thank you Spark People

    4/5/2015 9:25:04 AM, by PACEKA1

    449 448 450 452 It's a beautiful Easter morning here in Minnesota; maybe not the warmest day but the sun is shining. I have so much to be grateful for and today is a great day to take notice: I am so grateful to Spark People - I started this weight loss journey 76 days ago and am stil... Read more

  • Attitude Adjustment!

    4/4/2015 9:37:30 AM, by PACEKA1

    521 I 'planned' on feeling better this week and while I do feel BETTER, I sure don't feel great - or even good. My body is shrieking at me all day long, all it seems to want to do is rest; primarily in bed! Yesterday I took two naps - about a total of 3 hours of actual sleep! So I'm t... Read more

  • Day 21 and still going!

    4/3/2015 9:10:45 PM, by LINDALFK

    Today is day 21 of dieting and exercising and I have been doing great!!... Read more

  • My Old Jeans Fit

    4/2/2015 7:12:16 PM, by LINDALFK

    I call them my fat pants because they are still bigger than my old size, but I finally got back in to them. I am on my way. I am now a size 10 and need to be a 6-8. Another hour on the treadmill, drinking water and watching my calories. Hopefully by June I will have lost all of this weight and be ... Read more

  • A beautiful day and feeling so much better

    3/31/2015 9:38:07 PM, by PACEKA1

    67 We had sunshine all day and mid 60 degree weather with just a light breeze. What a wonderful day today was. It's also the last day of my medication - took my last two pills at 6 pm tonight. I am so relieved to have that over with. I also finished up the last of the taxes - what a way to... Read more

  • I Am Feeling So Much Better

    3/30/2015 3:52:21 PM, by LINDALFK

    45-Minutes on the treadmill. Running, walking, jogging. 30-Minutes Zumba 100-Sit Ups 15-Minutes Light Weights 15-Treadmill incline 4.5 Speed Walking... Read more

  • The week ahead....

    3/30/2015 9:42:46 AM, by PACEKA1

    30 I actually feel marginally better this morning which seems to be a miracle in itself. I have some of my motivation back and it's still early. I will do a yoga tape this morning and get myself on the treadmill and bike - it's been too long. But in addition to that, I want to get back to m... Read more


    3/29/2015 5:57:14 PM, by MSPEACHYJONES

    OK... I wasn't oblivious to the weight gain... I put it down to bloating, stomach issues etc etc... (was briefly concerned that I was miraculously pregnant...) but SERIOUSLY! TEN POUNDS! What it really comes from is not properly exercising since JANUARY! I got down to , what was it? 143 somethin... Read more

  • Sunday - a day to regroup!

    3/29/2015 9:49:11 AM, by PACEKA1

    241 Today is the beginning of another week, yet I still feel pretty awful. I want this illness to go away; but I wonder if I'm "taking care of myself" or just making things worse? I am going to try and get some exercise in over the next 3 days but have decided to delay my reboot until Wednesday... Read more

  • I Am Still Sticking To My Exercise And Counting Calories

    3/27/2015 4:55:18 PM, by LINDALFK

    75-Minutes exercise on the treadmill. I don't count walking the stairs around the house.... Read more

  • My future self!

    3/27/2015 10:21:11 AM, by PACEKA1

    202 Today's Coaching session suggest that we look ahead 10 years at where we expect to be and what our lives will be like. So here goes: In 10 years I will be 75 years old most likely still living in this home. However, I see some changes for this home to include a nice patio, a landsca... Read more