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My Top Tip for Team Leaders
Saturday, November 15, 2014      6 comments

Two months ago I reached Maintenance with SparkPeople helping me all the way. I knew to keep off the pounds I needed to do something to stary involved. So, I volunteered to be the Leader of one of the Teams I belong to -- Spin Me a Yarn. ... Read more
Why I Ride the Bus
Thursday, November 13, 2014      5 comments

My Maintenance Buddy here on SparkPeople asked me why I rode the bus since I like to walk so much. Here is the story: "Downtown" for around here is the center of Olympia, which is the capital city of Washington. It is a fun place to live. ... Read more
Not Much Today
Wednesday, November 12, 2014      4 comments

I thought I'd have a nice leisurely day to work on crafts. That couldn't have been further from the truth. I've been in the ER with a friend and her husband almost all day. Finally brought them home and then got home myself. The good... Read more
My Shoe Story
Monday, November 10, 2014      1 comments

This morning I was ready to go walking. The sun was shining and it was a beautiful day. I remembered that I needed to buy a new pair of walking shoes. Well, I knew the store was 2.4 miles away and that it opened at 9 am. I have a group... Read more
Getting Younger?
Saturday, November 08, 2014      4 comments

When I go to my Personal Trainer (every two weeks) he weighs me on this special scale. It's one of those which can tell how much body fat and muscle I have. He's been doing that for almost a nine months now. This week he showed me the gra... Read more
My Story
Friday, November 07, 2014      5 comments

My story with SparkPeople started in 2012. It was after the worst 2 years of my life when I was seriously depressed. I had been told by my doctors that I was into the obese category and realized I was about 40 pounds heavier than I was when I ma... Read more
My Image
Thursday, November 06, 2014      2 comments

Just today it hit me (as I was buckling my belt) how much "my image" has changed. I no longer choose all elastic pants, baggy shirts, etc. I have a waist now and can show it off. I've changed my hairstyle. When day follows day, you don't not... Read more
Wednesday, November 05, 2014      6 comments

Well, as you know if you've been following my blog, I'm feeling pretty good about Maintenance. I hit 125 then 124 then 125 for the last 2 months, never going back to 126. Well, today the scale read 126.2. Yikes! Actually, I'm not so ver... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts My Tips for Maintenance
Tuesday, November 04, 2014      43 comments

I'm new to this--only two months at my goal weight now--but I'm holding it right on target and I'm pleased. Here's what I did when I neared Maintenance (I was one pound off and decided that was IT): First off, I joined the Maintenanc... Read more
Half and Half
Monday, November 03, 2014      3 comments

This morning was crazy busy. My Personal Training session was at 7 am. I started out walking at 6:30. We had a different kind of workout where we would do two different exercises (say Squats and Lunges with Weights) three different times in s... Read more
Busy Day with Local Two Events
Sunday, November 02, 2014      3 comments

Gonna go out and "race" (walk) this morning for the "Turn Back the Clock" local race. My daughter who has Spina Bifida and uses a wheelchair and her Caregiver are going with me, so it will be a fun social event as well as exercise. This ... Read more
On the Bus
Thursday, October 30, 2014      2 comments

Today was an adventure. Had a wonderful day. For a change, I had three days free, so I debated to stay home or plan something on my own. I don't get too many of those, and I am very social. So I planned a bus trip, thinking that I always wa... Read more
Free Day
Wednesday, October 29, 2014      1 comments

After the last two unpredictable and extremely busy days, today feels like a "free day". I met my friend and her dog for our usual Wednesday walk, and so I could happily check off my cardio workout. Then I stretched and did my strength-trainin... Read more
Would you like to join my team?
Monday, October 27, 2014      7 comments

I'm inviting you to check out--and hopefully join--the Spin Me a Yarn Team. I'm the Team Leader. We're a group of people that love fiber arts in all forms--knitting, crochet, spinning, weaving, felting, what-have-you. I noticed, I think, that yo... Read more
Good Friday
Saturday, October 25, 2014      3 comments

Today is my DH's 72nd birthday. He doesn't want to make much of it, and he's not feeling too well--but I want to celebrate that he's been with me another year.He's not feeling well. It's doubtful whether he will want to go out to dinner tonight... Read more

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