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Under the weather
Wednesday, December 03, 2014      3 comments

On Friday after Thanksgiving, I came down with the stomach flu. Unfortunately I also have IBS. I have been sick every since. Finally feeling a little better today. I haven't been able to do any exercise since becoming sick due to weakness. I ha... Read more
Happy Thanksgiving
Thursday, November 27, 2014      5 comments

Happy Thanksgiving Sparkers. Good luck with making it through this day! I plan to just have a "little" of each dish and spend most of my time enjoying families. How about you??... Read more
Updated user name
Wednesday, November 26, 2014      6 comments

Today I updated my user name. Today marks our 49 year anniversary with the love of my life. Where has the time gone? Later today we will go to a movie and out for dinner. I am certainly glad that I am 73 pounds lighter and much healthier ... Read more
600 days
Friday, November 21, 2014      7 comments

Today marks 600 days of logging in each and every day to Spark People. This has been one of the best choices I have made. Thank you Sparkers and staff for all of the support I have received. ... Read more
AM exercise
Friday, November 14, 2014      5 comments

I just finished reading the Spark article on AM exercise. I too find it important to plan my exercise each day. I get up, feed the cat, take my meds and go immediately to put my workout clothes on and get to it. For me if I don't to the f... Read more
Fitness minutes
Thursday, November 06, 2014      13 comments

I have been having some shoulder issues caused from spurs on my neck due to a fall down a flight of stairs many years ago. Each day I ask myself, should I exercise today? I say just a few minutes. Then before I know it I had gotten in 25 to 30 m... Read more
Beautiful fall day
Thursday, October 30, 2014      8 comments

DH and I went on a fall drive in the country today. Although we haven't farmed for many many years, you can't take the farm kids out of us. Got to see lots of farmers in the fields. My goodness the equipment is huge any more. We also happened up... Read more
Visiting my granddaughter's college soccer game
Thursday, October 23, 2014      6 comments

Saturday DH and I head out for Kansas to watch our granddaughter play soccer for her last home game of her senior year. Although there may be a few tears as she ends her career in soccer since age 4, there is also rejoicing that she has accompli... Read more
Question if I should adjust my goal.
Monday, October 13, 2014      10 comments

I had chosen a weight goal when I started my journey 550 plus days ago. I reached it and am now 5 pounds below that number. (72 pounds gone) Should I lower my goal weight or keep it? For now I chose to keep that original goal weight. If I am abl... Read more
Couldn't pass up this quote either
Tuesday, October 07, 2014      7 comments

Every time you stay out late; every time you sleep in; every time you miss a workout; every time you don’t give 100% – You make it that much easier for me to beat you. ~Unknown ... Read more
Had to share this quote
Monday, October 06, 2014      6 comments

Strength does not come from winning. Your struggles develop your strengths. When you go through hardships and decide not to surrender, that is strength. ~Arnold Schwarzenegger ... Read more
Fitting quote for Sparkers
Wednesday, October 01, 2014      11 comments

Be patient with yourself. Self-growth is tender; it’s holy ground. There’s no greater investment. ~Stephen Covey I thought this quote was a good one to share with my fellow Sparkers.... Read more
Wonderful weekend with family
Monday, September 29, 2014      8 comments

DH and I had a wonderful weekend with our children and grand children celebrating my hubby's birthday. Fixed lean chili and grilled hamburgers and brats. Managed to maintain my weight and had a great time too. ... Read more
A bit of a scare
Saturday, September 27, 2014      8 comments

Had a weight loss today. I had a bit of a scare though, I started feeling weak so I decided I must be missing some kind of nutrient. I as went back to my reports and decided I was a little short on protein and fruits. Thank goodness for the repo... Read more
Sadness but Joy
Friday, September 19, 2014      8 comments

My father-in-law has been in the nursing home for 10 years. His wife (my mother-in-law) passed away 11 years ago. When she passed we discovered that he had early Alzheimer's. He finally is at peace as he passed on Wednesday evening. Although we ... Read more

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