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I woke up this morning, January 5th, 2020, weighing more than I have in years, 185 pounds. Over the past 3 months, I have gained about 15 pounds. The last 10 pounds during and after Christmas. I haven't anything in life that would make such a gain explainable. Life is good, just not with the scale. I want to catch this before it is another 15 pounds. I am really hoping for fast on fast off.

April 2, 2020. Well, it wasn't fast on fast off, just fast on. I have lost a little this year. This morning I was 175. I joined the Spring 5% Challenge and I am a Shooting Star. I hope this helps to get me back on track. The world is a different place than it was in January when I first joined Sparks. I am curious to see where it goes during the 8 weeks of the challenge. As much as I want to lose weight, it's not nearly as important as it was before the Covid-19.

September 6th, 2020.

Still 175 pounds. I didn't lose a thing since April. Well, the same 3 pounds about 100 times. We have been living with COVID for almost 6 months. Some countries have done better than others to keep it under control. One thing we all have in common is that we are tired of the restrictions, but saying that, we still have to live with them.





Member Since: 1/5/2020

Fitness Minutes: 5,906

My Goals:
I plan to be 150 pounds by June. ... Skip ahead to April 2. I could still do it. Skip farther ahead to September 6, I didn't come close. But I still trying. I have been told I can be very trying...


My Program:
Healthy food and exercise. I eat little flour, white sugar or red meat. I seldom have any prepared food, take out or restaurant food. I like to walk and walk 3 to 6 miles a day. ... April 2... this hasn't changed much, in fact, I'm not working much, for the next few months, I should be able to do more. September 6th, walking more and eating more. I have joined the Fall 5% Challenge, hopefully that will help get me back on track.



Personal Information:
My weight has been all over the scale. I have battled the bulge my entire life. I have been 250 pounds, and 140. The past few years I have stayed around 170, plus or minus a bit. I am a potter and have a part-time office job. We live in a rural village of about 250 people and I enjoy the slow and friendly pace of small-town living.


Other Information:
I am married. We have a blended family of 5 adult children and 5 grandchildren. Our kids have moved far and wide and we don't get together nearly as often as I would like. We have fur babies at home, 2 dogs that love to walk. They make it easy to get out there and get my walking in. I walk, they run.




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  • v SHARON10002
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    Happy Friday!!! It's that time again!!! Time for your weekly giggles . . .
    Let's get this holiday weekend off to a fun-ny start!

    It's cleaning day! I started by polishing off a whole chocolate bar.

    I snicker when I hear a joke about chocolate bars.

    What's an astronaut's favorite candy bar?
    A Milky Way, or a Mars Bar.

    Did you hear about the marriage between Mr. Goodbar and Peppermint Patty?
    A year later they had a Baby Ruth.

    What do you call a table full of marshmallows, graham crackers, and chocolate?
    A S'moresgasbord.

    Archeologists have discovered a mummy covered with hazelnuts and chocolate.
    They believe him to be Pharaoh Rocher.

    I love chocolate! Hard candy is for suckers.

    I hope you have one, sweet weekend!
    17 days ago
  • v SHARON10002
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    Happy Friday!!! It's that time again!!! Time for your weekly giggles . . .
    Let's get this weekend off to a fun-ny start!

    Knock, knock.
    Who's there?
    Tennis
    Tennis who?
    Tennis is five plus five!

    Knock, knock.
    Who's there?
    Hatch
    Hatch who?
    God bless you!

    Knock, knock.
    Who's there?
    Radio
    Radio who?
    Radio not, here I come!

    Knock, knock.
    Who's there?
    Oscar
    Oscar who?
    Oscar a silly question, get a silly answer!

    Knock, knock.
    Who’s there?
    Wooden shoe.
    Wooden shoe who?
    Wooden shoe like to hear another joke?

    And finally . . .

    Knock, knock.
    Who’s there?
    Déja.
    Déja who?
    Knock knock.

    Have a fun-filled Friday, and enjoy your weekend!
    24 days ago
  • v SHARON10002
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    Happy Friday! It's a dirty job, but somebody has to do it. The laundry, I mean. Since most of us do laundry at least once a week, I thought you might like to have a good chuckle while doing the weekly laundry. Let's start offf with the most important question . . .

    Why don't men do the laundry?
    Because the washer and dryer don't come with a remote control.

    Let's be honest, how much fun is it really doing the laundry?
    Loads

    What did one sock say to the other in the dryer?
    I'll see you the next time around.

    What happens if a wolf falls into the washing machine?
    It becomes a wash and wearwolf.

    Did you hear about the dalmation that fell into the washing machine at the firehouse?
    He came out spotless.

    Funny Signs in the Laundromat:

    Sign over the washing machines - Please remove all your clothes when the light goes out.

    Sign at the dry cleaners - Drop your pants here, and you will receive prompt attention.

    And finally it's time to hang out all the dirty laundry:
    What city has the most amount of dirty laundry?
    Washing ton - and that's NO joke!

    I hope these will bring a smile to your face as you do your laundry the next time.
    Enjoy your weekend! Hopefully, you don't have to do laundry!
    Thanks for dropping by my page with your goodie and note.
    31 days ago
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    Why were all the corn stalks afraid of the farmer's son, Jimmy?
    Because Jimmy cracks corn, and he don't care.

    What do you get if you cross an ear of corn with a cow?
    Corned beef.

    How much does a pirate pay for corn at the farmer's market?
    About a buccaneer.

    What do you get when a farm truck spills all of its corn on the freeway?
    Creamed corn.

    What did one ear of corn say to the other ear of corn?
    Don't look now, but I think the farmer is stalking us.

    Why should you be very careful of what you say on a farm?
    the corn has ears, the potatoes have eyes, and the beans stalk.

    Now why didn't you laugh at any of today's jokes? Oh, I know . . .
    they were too corny!

    Have a wonderful weekend!
    38 days ago
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    In an office:
    Would the person who took the step ladder yesterday please bring it back or further steps will be taken.

    Outside a photographer's studio:
    Out to lunch. If not back by five, out for dinner also.

    Notice in a dry cleaner's window:
    Anyone leaving their garments here for more than 30 days will be disposed of.

    Seen during a conference:
    For anyone who has children and doesn't know it, there is a day care on the first floor.

    Notice in a country field:
    The farmer allows walkers to cross the field for free, but the bull charges.

    Sign on a repair shop door:
    We can repair anything (Please knock hard on the door, the bell doesn't work.)

    Sign outside a secondhand shop:
    We exchange anything - bicycles, washing machines, etc.
    Why not bring your wife along and get a wonderful bargain.

    Enjoy your weekend!
    45 days ago
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