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Dogs and floor exercises
Friday, January 07, 2011      3 comments

Yesterday on Day #5 of the 28 Day Bootcamp Challenge the exercises were for the lower body and involved doing them on the floor. My rat terrier, Mattie, thinks if you get on the floor it is strictly for playing with her. So there I was on my s... Read more
Day #4 of 28 Day Bootcamp Challenge
Wednesday, January 05, 2011      4 comments

Just finished my video and exercises. Feel great!! Now downstairs and onto the treadmill for cardio workout. I need to finish the last CD of the book-on-tape so I can return it to the library tomorrow. The only problem I am having with th... Read more
Jumping Candy Bars
Tuesday, January 04, 2011      4 comments

You have never heard of jumping candy bars? No, I do not mean jumping beans (and if you are too young to know what a jumping bean is, ask someone older). Every time I would get in a checkout line for groceries, etc. , candy bars "jumped" into ... Read more
"Slack in the Jeans"
Friday, December 31, 2010      4 comments

My DH commented on my jeans yesterday and said, "you've got some slack in those jeans!" They really "bag" on me now. What a motivating statement for me! I have 3 more pair in the closet that are still too small to wear and I am determin... Read more
Onward to 2011
Wednesday, December 29, 2010      3 comments

Saturday will be the 1st day of 2011. Where did the time go? I think as you get older it "flies by" even faster. Now it is time to review our goals and plans. Some of mine include losing more weight, more exercise time, eating more fresh fru... Read more
12 reasons SP is better than Weight Watchers
Friday, December 24, 2010      10 comments

If you have seen my Spark Page, you know that I am a WW Lifetime member who gained back the weight (and then some) when I moved where there were no WW meetings, and was unable to walk my 3 miles a day because we lived next to a 4 lane highway. ... Read more
Interest vs Commitment
Monday, December 20, 2010      6 comments

There's a difference between interest and commitment. When you are interested in doing something, you do it only when it's convenient. When you're committed to something, you accept no excuses; only results. Kenneth Blanchard Wow, what ... Read more
Busy next 6 days
Sunday, December 19, 2010      1 comments

After making lists today: 1 for grocery shopping tomorrow and about 10 other stops for various reasons, 1 for the Christmas meal on Saturday, 1 for the days I will fix each food, and 1 for the several phone calls to make tomorrow, I am tired. ... Read more
3 Month SparkVersary/Progress & Plan
Saturday, December 18, 2010      7 comments

It has been 3 months since I joined SP after finding this site by accident. What a great "accident". I have lost 15 pounds (35 more to go) and made many friends along the way. I am enjoying the articles, success stories, motivational tips, ex... Read more
Lost without SP and e-mail
Friday, December 17, 2010      0 comments

I have been without internet access since early Monday morning when my satellite quit. Finally got a repairman here Wed. and he came back this morning and I "up-graded" to newer dish and modem. I kept up with what I ate and water consumption a... Read more
The Working End of the Hoe and Rake
Saturday, December 11, 2010      2 comments

Just got back from our small garden after: pulling up dead tomato plants (they froze last week even after covering with sheets and I had pulled all the green tomatoes off just in case..gave some to a neighbor, some to SIL and kept some), pulled... Read more
The Power of Positive Thinking/Believing in Yourself
Thursday, December 09, 2010      3 comments

Success is a state of mind. If you want success, start thinking of yourself as a success. Dr. Joyce Brothers Set yourself up for success and anything is possible. Anonymous You are successful the moment you start moving toward a wo... Read more
Cake and goodies gone...weight the same
Tuesday, December 07, 2010      2 comments

DH wanted me to put top of anniversary cake in freezer for our 75th anniversary in 25 more years, but I said "No, I want a new cake for our 75th!!" Anyway the top is in the freezer (will take out for company sometime). The goodies are gone (di... Read more
Knee issues and birthday wishes
Wednesday, December 01, 2010      2 comments

First let me thank all of you for my birthday wishes and Spark Goodies. It really brightened my day! Hope to get back on the treadmill after a 3 day layoff. I managed to twist my right knee the other day (standing still and turned to move... Read more
Birthdays and buckling down with SP
Monday, November 29, 2010      6 comments

Today is another milestone for me............I am 68 years old. Sometimes I feel it, or older or younger. (depends on the day) ... Read more

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