Getting back on track
Having a birthday seemed like a good time to reset my goals. I turned 53 on July 8. I've been pretty much in a holding pattern with my weight for quite a long time now, gaining back a little, losing it again, etc. I’ve never quite reached my sec... Read more
Remembering, Resetting, Recommitting
It’s been a little over a year since I began my journey to better health here at SparkPeople, and it’s time for some changes. I’ve changed my goals and streaks, and updated my page. However, I don’t want to forget what came before, so this blog ... Read more
Family Feud Game
(Got this from a Spark Friend, thanks Cyndi)
You are NOT allowed to use my answers ... you must use different ones!!!
Remember, you can't use the same answers as the person who sent it to you....
1. Name something you use in th... Read more
Thanks for this idea Krausemouse and Lumeth, and whoever else posted one of these.
A - Age: 51
B - Bed size: twin
C - Chore you hate: Cleaning the bathroom
D - Dog's name: Bear
E - Essential start your day item: a glass ... Read more
My Cinco de Mayo Results: Goal Met!
In case anyone is interested, here are my results from the little challenge I set for myself yesterday (see previous blog). It was fun, and it kept me from eating junk food, knowing I had to fill up on all that good stuff. I stayed closer to my... Read more
A Healthy Cinco de Mayo
In honor of Cinco de Mayo, I'm aiming for cinco of everything. Well, not everything, but a lot of things.
5 workouts, 5 Leslie miles, 5 outside miles, 5 servings of fruits, 5 servings of veggies, 5 servings of protein, 5 x 2 glasses of wate... Read more
Sound The Alarm!
Warning! Warning! We’re under attack! All hands on deck! Fat cells spotted off the port bow! Evasive maneuvers! Evasive maneuvers! Turn this ship around, and get us out of here!
In other words, get up and move!
I’ve realized that some... Read more
May Day! May Day!
Health and fitness are losing altitude! It's time for some new goals and some renewed determination.
My original goal was simply to be more fit and healthy, to feel better and have more energy, which I’ve accomplished. I set a weight loss ... Read more
My Life As A Clam
I think I’ve mentioned before that I’m rather shy and introverted. I’m just a little clam, closed up in my shell, afraid if I come out, someone will eat me. I’ve been that way all my life. It was very painful in high school, people thought I wa... Read more
What's Around The Bend?
I took a walk outside yesterday with our dog Bear. I know, this is not an earthshaking announcement, I do that every day. We started off down the main four-wheel trail, then branched off to a side trail, and then off on another side trail from t... Read more
Don't Wait For The Wagon
I often read about people “falling off” or “getting back on” the wagon. I had only heard that term applied to drinking before. An alcoholic “falls off the wagon” and starts drinking again. I had never heard it applied to exercise and healthy eat... Read more
Greeting The Day With A Song
I woke up early this morning, early for me on a Saturday, anyway. I came downstairs, fed the dog and cats, then put on my boots and went outside with the dog. I put on my puddle jumpers because I knew it would be wet out from either frost or hea... Read more
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Growing Where I'm Planted
Growing Where I’m Planted
I live in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, near the southern shore of Lake Superior. We’re joined to the Lower Peninsula by the Mackinaw Bridge. In the winter, it’s very cold and we get a lot of snow. In the spring, it’... Read more