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The 5% Spring challenge began and is in progress!
Go team BABS ! Butterfly Amethyst .

Just finished the Black Panthers Sleigh Bell Slim Down Group.
09/07/19- 09/14/19
08/10/19Lost my place on 5% Summer Challenge on Cloverleafs, had difficulty finding the link to record my data.
Goals: Nutrition Tracking, Doing Gym classes & Exercise machines! FitBit daily, weekly challenges.
08/03/29 to 08/09/19
Ready for the summer challenge this week!
07/28/19 to 08/02/19
Got behind on Tracking & 5% weekly challenges due to computer.
07/21/19 to 07/27/19
Continue Week 3 of Summer 5 % Challenge.
Check in on summer Challenge of Clover leafs, this week’s short- term goals!
07/01/19 to 07/06/19. New Goals:
Continue Weight Loss Goals.
Another goal: To learn to crochet! Went to session at church last Thursday, think I got the single crochet, Have to practise.
06/24/19 - 06/29/19
Cooked a Stuffed pepper recipe on Monday from a W.W. Cookbook! And used grill pan for yellow squash & zucchini for WWheat Flatbread pizzas!!
Exercised in the yard, with gardening & weeding.
06/17/19- 06/23/19 New Goals:
1. Joined an Exercise Gym. Last week utilized the exercise machines on Thursday & Saturday.
Plan: Exercise at the gym 3 x/ week. Attend 1 Fitness class/ week.
Healthy Eating: Eat 5-9 servings of vegetables & Fruits/ day.
Cook 1 recipe from a “ Low Sodium cookbook and 1 recipe from Weight Watchers cookbook Points Plus.
06/03/19- 06/09/19. Reflecting on a busy week. New Goals:
1. Do Exercise videos, Free videos on “Silver Sneakers” App, and do not need to be 65 years of age,( go to App)
Join YMCA membership. My husband recently won a free 6 month membership.
Positives: Am drinking my waters, 5- 8 glasses daily,
Using FitBit, making goal daily.
Have swelling in my ankles, lower calf due to a certain RX meds., this is frustrating, annoying, have to be careful of which socks I wear.
Got a book on Low Sodium recipes ( at a book fair yesterday) and will plan to try recipes from this book. Utilizes many herbs, “ no salt, Herb ox chicken broth powder” to make soups, several tasty looking soup recipes, Great dressings for salads, and interesting sauces, all low sodium.

Outdoors, my planters of flowers and herbs are doing well.
Last night, I picked off some leaves of Basil, Tarragon, Parsley, and sprigs of Dill; I let these dry in open plastic ( deli) containers, & label. These are used in simple cooking.
Enjoying watering all of my flowers and herbs!
I pick off the tops of Basil, Dill, oregano, parsley, cilantro, and bring indoors to add to my cooking!

To plant herb 🌿 plants into 2 new Big planters, and give one herb planter to a friend.
Herbs: Thyme, Greek oregano, curly parsley, cilantro, rosemary,
Flowers: Lavender, Marigolds, Basil, ( deters Mosquitos! Naturally.

Keeping healthy is my focus, losing weight is my goal, and also to improve my Tryglyeride ( cholesterol)and Total cholesterol numbers.
For a major part of my life, have made preparing healthy foods my central focus,it used to be reading cookbooks, so many on-line recipes on the net. Cooking in the kitchen is fun!!
Three years ago, I joined a cookbook club which further enhances my cooking choices.
My knowledge is that there is a direct relationship between how much exercise you do and your Tryglceride numbers. Starting exercise in the winter months is not easy.
Old post ( exercise and toning are needed)

Member Since: 3/22/2013

Fitness Minutes: 13,598

My Goals:
Learned about writing a weekly action plan.
To exercise/ walk for 25 minutes 3-4x per week.
Added hand weights the 3 rd week.

My Program:
Prepare healthy meals, include all colors of vegetables & fruit each week, grains such as quinoa. Breakfast: low sugar cereal w/ fresh fruit Or homemade smoothie: Dairy-free milk ie. Almond milk, 1/2 banana, fresh fruit, 1 tsp Chia seeds,1/4 c. dry oatmeal, baby spinach leaves, 2 tsp protein powder.

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Other Information:
Just completing a Diabetes Self- Management course provided by the county; my Blood sugars are normal, family history of Diabetes, I am an R.N.
Update: 2019, my blood sugars have changed to Pre-Diabetic range.

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    Here's a rain song. It's for kids crafts but it's cute.

    A Rain Song
    Evaleen Stein

    Tinkle, tinkle,
    Lightly fall
    On the peach buds, pink and small;
    Tip the tiny grass, and twinkle
    On the clover, green and tall.

    Tinkle, tinkle,--
    Faster now,
    Little rain-drops, smite and sprinkle
    Cherry-bloom and apple-bough!
    Pelt the elms, and show them how
    You can dash!
    And splash! splash! splash!
    While the thunder rolls and mutters,
    And the lightnings flash and flash!
    Then eddy into curls
    Of a million misty swirls,
    And thread the air with silver, and embroider it with pearls!

    And patter, patter, patter
    To a quicker time, and clatter
    On the streaming window-pane;
    Rain, rain,
    On the leaves,
    And the eaves,
    And the turning weather-vane!

    Rush in torrents from the tip
    Of the gable-peak, and drip
    In the garden-bed, and fill
    All the cuckoo-cups, and pour
    More and more
    In the tulip-bowls, and still
    In a crystal tide until
    Every yellow daffodil
    Is flooded to its golden rim, and brimming o'er and o'er!

    Then as gently as the low
    Muffled whir of robin wings,
    Or a sweep of silver strings,
    Even so,
    Take your airy April flight
    Through the merry April light,
    And melt into a mist of rainy music as you go!
    39 days ago
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    “Hope is important because it can make the present moment less difficult to bear. If we believe that tomorrow will be better, we can bear a hardship today.”
    —Thich Nhat Hanh

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    Here's to you ... happy Monday!

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    “Life has many ways of testing a person's will, either by having nothing happen at all or by having everything happen all at once.”
    —Paulo Coelho


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    Happy Sunday to you ... may this be a great week emoticon

    Keep Sparking!

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