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Memorial Day
Monday, May 26, 2014      7 comments

My A&I BSG challenge blog for this week is about Memorial Day - How do you celebrate Memorial Day & keep on track with healthy eating? Well, even though I have celebrated M... Read more
Spring 5% Challenge
Sunday, May 25, 2014      8 comments

We are currently in our last week of the Spring 5% Challenge. I am very pleased with how I did, since I have made my goal of losing 5% of my weight and I have been concentrating on many different healthy habits! I got a step tracker and have bee... Read more
Week 3 Motivating Marigolds - Reflections on my Mom
Saturday, May 24, 2014      10 comments

Our blog assignment for Week 3 of the A&I BSG challenge is: Reflect on your Mother, what are some ways you are alike/different. What are some lessons you have learned from her that has helped you on your SP journey? My mom is so dear to me!... Read more
Week 2 Motivating Marigolds - Summer Travel Plans
Friday, May 16, 2014      7 comments

We had two blogs to write this week, both related to our summer plans. I did the bonus blog first by mistake, so now I will answer the questions: Do you have plans to travel anywhere or plans to go visit anyone this summer? How do you plan to... Read more
Week 2 Motivating Marigolds Bonus blog - Summer Goals and Plans
Tuesday, May 13, 2014      10 comments

Our week 2 bonus blog assignment for the BSG challenge is to answer the questions: What do you hope to achieve this summer? Whether it is physical, personal, weight loss etc. What are you looking forward to this summer?? Summer will soon ... Read more
Mom Memories
Sunday, May 11, 2014      6 comments

I had a different kind of Mother's Day this year - one away from both my mom and my son. We had a quiet day at our home in Florida, where my husband is recuperating from his knee replacement surgery. He is progressing well though, and he is ba... Read more
Week 1 Motivating Marigolds: April Review and May Goals
Sunday, May 04, 2014      11 comments

For the first week of May’s BSG challenge for the Aspire and Inspire Team, we are asked to review April’s goals and to make goals for the new month. In April I did have success, losing almost ten pounds by eating low carb, and continuing ... Read more
Week 4 Dancing Daffodils: When Life Throws You Lemons and Positives in my Appearance
Sunday, April 27, 2014      15 comments

Our blog assignment this week is: What makes you happy when life is throwing you lemons?... and list three positive things about your appearance. I was on Facebook this evening and saw this quote someone posted and thought it was perfect f... Read more
Showers of Blessings and Easter treats - Week 3 Dancing Daffodils
Friday, April 18, 2014      14 comments

Our BSG challenge assignment for this week has two parts. The first is Showers of Blessings...what are some things that bless you? I am blessed by so many are a few: my family first and foremost - my wonderful husband and be... Read more
Positivity - Week 2 Dancing Daffodils
Saturday, April 12, 2014      14 comments

Our blog assignment for week 2 in April's BSG challenge is to answer the questions: How do you make positivity part of your Spark journey? How do you overcome negative thoughts and turn them into positive ones? I find it is easy to be pos... Read more
Review of March and April goals
Monday, April 07, 2014      19 comments

In March I did well on the exercise front, especially being very consistent with walking most mornings, and going to the gym two or three times a week to get in strength training. I was very happy that I got a 1,000 minute trophy. I was not co... Read more
My New Life and a Different Kind of Spring (lots of photos!)
Monday, March 31, 2014      19 comments

I have been meaning to write a blog about our new home in Florida for a long while now, and this week I have that opportunity to do it, since our assigned blog for the A&I BSG Challenge Week 4 is a free choice! We moved to The Villages in c... Read more
February review and March goals
Monday, March 03, 2014      14 comments

I really didn't have any concrete goals for February. First of all, I have been away from SparkPeople since November. I have had a lot of things going on in my life the past year: selling our house, retiring from teaching, and living in our RV ... Read more
Bonus blog for Radiant Crimsons -Portion Control on Thanksgiving
Sunday, November 24, 2013      7 comments

Our BSG challenge for Week 3 is: Do you plan to control your portions on Thanksgiving? If so, how? If not, why? Well, this year we are having a change in our previous Thanksgivings, which was having the holiday at our house for the last 25... Read more
Radiant Crimsons Week 3 What I'm thankful for
Friday, November 22, 2013      10 comments

I knew I wrote a blog on this before, so it was nice to go back and search for it and read it over again.
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