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1/3/21 6:42 A

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I promised myself one year. Today is only day 178 :) I keep checking in because there is a lot of energy here that helps me keep going.

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1/1/21 4:38 P

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I'm goal-oriented so I really like the trackers. Even though I'm at the start of my journey and have some challenges, I like competing with myself to stay within my nutrition goals, meet my daily Spark goals, and complete my premium program every day.

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emoticon 12-30-2020 Doing catch up work. Files, photos, closet etc. I don't think I will reach my goal of finishing the closet, BUT almost 1/2 way there! MANY people coming to visit for New years, (about 200,000. Yep you read that right!) We are staying home! I'll do errands today, before the influx. Stay safe & happy everyone! Happy New Year, when it comes!



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(some of before-Jackets)

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"I AM SUCCESSFUL IN EVERYTHING I DO!"
"My religion is kindness; my church is nature; my God is a feeling, lives deep inside; my job is to be conscious; my path is forgivness; my religion is kindness and I practice it everyday"!-by Karen Drucker
"SP Class of March 11-17-2012"~ Leader
"Christmas Present- From Me!"~ Leader
"Loving me, For The Love Of Performing"~Co Leader
"Las Vegas Santa 5K Run" 12-2016~ CoLead
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12/28/20 11:45 A

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emoticon 12-28-2020 My favorite Christmas album is PEGGY LEE's Christmas Carousel. (Remember her?) Our family made marionettes for our shows & used that music. VERY special Christmas memories. I still use the same marionettes (1967+) & her music in my shows. (At least until the pandemic, no performances, right now. I am a 'live' performer. Don't like it on video.) What is your favorite Christmas music? Finding joy & sharing it with everyone, is the way to go for me! Hope your holiday's are blessed! emoticon Happy, healthy end of the year! emoticon emoticon

(Popo, 1 of the very first marionettes mom made, 1959 or so! He is sitting in our living room)


Our Fairy God Daughter opening our gift. A 1,000 piece puzzle of Josephine Wall's,' Spirit of the Fairy'. 1 of my favorites artist!

"I AM SUCCESSFUL IN EVERYTHING I DO!"
"My religion is kindness; my church is nature; my God is a feeling, lives deep inside; my job is to be conscious; my path is forgivness; my religion is kindness and I practice it everyday"!-by Karen Drucker
"SP Class of March 11-17-2012"~ Leader
"Christmas Present- From Me!"~ Leader
"Loving me, For The Love Of Performing"~Co Leader
"Las Vegas Santa 5K Run" 12-2016~ CoLead
"An Angel's Touch is unstoppable" -Coleader


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12/27/20 1:05 A

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Checking in everyday and checking on what is happening keeps me focused and motivated. This year I have had my sister living with me and that is stressful!. Love her to pieces but she has problems and can really get on my nerves. Christmas is a wonderful time of the year. I am really blesse to have family and friends.



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emoticon 12-25-2020 Merry Christmas, everyone! DH emoticon & I & LUCY emoticon opened presents at 5am. So fun! He was VERY sick for months, last year. I bless EVERY moment we are sharing together. He is VERY well, now! I decorated a little, lovely. I got to see videos of my Mom opening the presents form us.(She is 92 & states away) I miss her so much! NEXT year, no matter what I will hug her! emoticon I will walk our wonderful LUCY a little later when it warms up. We are use to 90 degrees. It is only 55 today, but sunny! I LOVE the smell of fresh air! Be blessed everyone! THX for being my SP friend! emoticon



(Baby Grinch, Baby Yoda is green too. Kermit also, maybe green is the new orange!)

(THX to MILLER & Katie for this lovey beaded tree, SO pretty, right?)

"I AM SUCCESSFUL IN EVERYTHING I DO!"
"My religion is kindness; my church is nature; my God is a feeling, lives deep inside; my job is to be conscious; my path is forgivness; my religion is kindness and I practice it everyday"!-by Karen Drucker
"SP Class of March 11-17-2012"~ Leader
"Christmas Present- From Me!"~ Leader
"Loving me, For The Love Of Performing"~Co Leader
"Las Vegas Santa 5K Run" 12-2016~ CoLead
"An Angel's Touch is unstoppable" -Coleader


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12/25/20 11:04 A

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Some of my BEST friends greet me every day! Even though we have never met face to face.



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My results!

"In two weeks you will feel it.
In four weeks you will see it.
In eight weeks you will hear it."


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12/21/20 1:37 P

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AGAIN, YOU! SP helps make my life in balance!
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emoticon 12-21-2020 Happy Winter Solstice! The planets are aligning like they haven't in 800 years! emoticon emoticon emoticon That has to be good for all of us, right? "Be the health you want, with what you have to work with & I will too!" A quote by me! emoticon







"I AM SUCCESSFUL IN EVERYTHING I DO!"
"My religion is kindness; my church is nature; my God is a feeling, lives deep inside; my job is to be conscious; my path is forgivness; my religion is kindness and I practice it everyday"!-by Karen Drucker
"SP Class of March 11-17-2012"~ Leader
"Christmas Present- From Me!"~ Leader
"Loving me, For The Love Of Performing"~Co Leader
"Las Vegas Santa 5K Run" 12-2016~ CoLead
"An Angel's Touch is unstoppable" -Coleader


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emoticon 12-18-2020 It rained yesterday! First time in 240 days! Smells GREAT!!!!! I even did some gardening. Planter our Thanksgiving flowers/plant outside & put a cover on them. It's going down to 31 tonight. I've been mailing packages, cards & working. More another time! Merry Christmas & happy holidays! Winter solstice here we come! For the first time in 800 years, Jupiter & Saturn align. WOW! I saw them 'start' the other night.... lovely sky! Look up! emoticon



"I AM SUCCESSFUL IN EVERYTHING I DO!"
"My religion is kindness; my church is nature; my God is a feeling, lives deep inside; my job is to be conscious; my path is forgivness; my religion is kindness and I practice it everyday"!-by Karen Drucker
"SP Class of March 11-17-2012"~ Leader
"Christmas Present- From Me!"~ Leader
"Loving me, For The Love Of Performing"~Co Leader
"Las Vegas Santa 5K Run" 12-2016~ CoLead
"An Angel's Touch is unstoppable" -Coleader


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12/16/20 9:01 A

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The people, and their stories of success, and failure. What worked and what didn't.
I love how they cheer people on so they can help other people reach their goals.
I have some great friends, who I love reading what they are doing each day.
Spark People helps me with tracking my food,exercise and water. It is not about being perfect it is about consistency.

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12/11/20 2:47 P

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emoticon STILL working on the tiding up!
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12-10-2020 The following is my wish for ALL of Spark People land!

“MY WISH”

May your hopes be as high, as high
as the sky’s highest star!

May your Star be as bright,
as bright as your smile!

May your smile be as warm,
as warm as your place in the sun!

May your place in the sun,
bring you peace!

May the peace in your heart,
give you joy in your heart!

May your heart know the meaning of love.

May the love you will know,
when you know your in love,
be forever, and ever as true,
as the love, I have given to you!

(by Meredith Wilson, from the Musical, “Here’s Love” 1963)

This song was a marionette number performed by Mom & Me, for the first time on Dec 12, 2003. Santa Bear, singing & Mrs. Santa Bear (now a beaver, lol). Appearing in “It’s A Very BEAR-y Holiday”. I want to give everyone reading the above words, this powerful wish.
Love from,
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December 2020



(at Disneyland for Christmas 2019, Celebrating Mom's 90th BDay!)


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"My religion is kindness; my church is nature; my God is a feeling, lives deep inside; my job is to be conscious; my path is forgivness; my religion is kindness and I practice it everyday"!-by Karen Drucker
"SP Class of March 11-17-2012"~ Leader
"Christmas Present- From Me!"~ Leader
"Loving me, For The Love Of Performing"~Co Leader
"Las Vegas Santa 5K Run" 12-2016~ CoLead
"An Angel's Touch is unstoppable" -Coleader


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12/11/20 1:28 P

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All the support I get!

Becky


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All the great people I have met in my "teams" over the years.

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It's the easiest way to keep track of my exercise and calories and weight. Monitoring is a key element to managing my weight. Back to losing now that I'm back at SP.



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The enthusiasm I share here! emoticon

"I AM SUCCESSFUL IN EVERYTHING I DO!"
"My religion is kindness; my church is nature; my God is a feeling, lives deep inside; my job is to be conscious; my path is forgivness; my religion is kindness and I practice it everyday"!-by Karen Drucker
"SP Class of March 11-17-2012"~ Leader
"Christmas Present- From Me!"~ Leader
"Loving me, For The Love Of Performing"~Co Leader
"Las Vegas Santa 5K Run" 12-2016~ CoLead
"An Angel's Touch is unstoppable" -Coleader


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12/7/20 10:45 A

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When I don't log my food I quickly go off track, logging my food even on the days where I am over my calorie range helps me keep it all in perspective. It is more about being honest and learning than being perfect, so the daily check in helps me be accountable; sometime I am pleasantly surprised that I can have the "treat" and still remain on course.

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11-24-2020 I've been trying to figure out how to communicate with 1 of our 'helpers' in our yards. I keep coming up against a wall. I may have to find someone new. Makes me sad, because I thought he had SO MUCH potential. I've been grooming him for almost 2 years. How do you deal with people, who just don't listen? Even when you keep trying to get through to them. I'm sure I'm not to be the first person with this problem! Finding someone new, will be VERY hard. Just thought I would ask you how you deal with these situations! SP helps me in so many ways! (I reached my small goal, finally! down 2# this week! NOW to stay there!) emoticon emoticon emoticon

(this is a blouse I am wearing for Thanksgiving. I just put swarovski crystals on it. I felt I needed something fun, even though it is 'just us' the virus is really hard on ALL of us, right?)

(Also, wearing my new Zumba hot pink shoes. These are called Zumba 'Energy Boss', I have 3 pair now. I dream about wearing them & love jumping out of bed, because of them!)


"I AM SUCCESSFUL IN EVERYTHING I DO!"
"My religion is kindness; my church is nature; my God is a feeling, lives deep inside; my job is to be conscious; my path is forgivness; my religion is kindness and I practice it everyday"!-by Karen Drucker
"SP Class of March 11-17-2012"~ Leader
"Christmas Present- From Me!"~ Leader
"Loving me, For The Love Of Performing"~Co Leader
"Las Vegas Santa 5K Run" 12-2016~ CoLead
"An Angel's Touch is unstoppable" -Coleader


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11-23-2020 Yep, today is the last day of pool heater on. It's not warm enough outside to swim. emoticon emoticon But it has been fun! Usually we turn off in late September. I really have nothing to complain about. The high today will be 64, it's the low that takes all the energy to heat. It's going down to 37, tonight.

So that will give me time to SPARK JOY, Marie Kondo & Zumba, more often! Plus do my usual activities, work with DH in his business, clean house & play with LUCY, pup! emoticon Happy Monday, I'm back to it!

('before' sweaters, I finished going through them, yesterday. There was a huge storage bin I had some in, not shown. I donated about 3/4 of them! THX for your continued interest in my process, I keep showing all of you, because you have asked me!)

(donations 50 gallon bag!)

("after' and this is what I chose to keep)

(LUCY watching process)

"I AM SUCCESSFUL IN EVERYTHING I DO!"
"My religion is kindness; my church is nature; my God is a feeling, lives deep inside; my job is to be conscious; my path is forgivness; my religion is kindness and I practice it everyday"!-by Karen Drucker
"SP Class of March 11-17-2012"~ Leader
"Christmas Present- From Me!"~ Leader
"Loving me, For The Love Of Performing"~Co Leader
"Las Vegas Santa 5K Run" 12-2016~ CoLead
"An Angel's Touch is unstoppable" -Coleader


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11/22/20 12:55 P

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I've been on SP for a few years now and never really committed until July of this year. Though my weight loss has been very slow (my fault) I finally have the motivation to get where I want to be. I turn 60 in the spring and I want to look my best and feel my best. And, I'd love to get back into my 2 piece (high waisted) bathing suit. I remember feeling so good in it. And that was just 3 years ago. I love to read the community page, and see everyone's successes, big or small. Everyone's stories help to keep me motivated, and I genuinely feel happy for all these strangers that I don't know. I often think, "if they can do it, so can I". The last reason, I love the SP food and exercise tracker. I've come to realize that tracking my food is what really helps me to stay on track. I fool myself when I think I don't need to track what I put in my mouth.

Anything is possible--except skiing through a revolving door.

The road to success is dotted with many tempting parking places.

Your body keeps an accurate journal regardless of what you write down...




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(Another long sharing with you! Read if you have time)! 11-18-2020 My experience with Pilates & implementing SP 3,169 days of sparking EVERYDAY! : (I am on the SP Pilates Lovers Team): A friend of mine, Risa, has a studio in CA & a Sheppard Pilates DVD. She physically showed me how to do it, then I took the DVD home & used it for years!. I'm talking about the floor mat exercises. I also dance Zumba. Several years ago I tore my knee, dancing. (It is all good now). So I had to stop everything, even walking, till it healed. (it took almost a year) THAT DVD, changed my life.The inches just pour off of me! I will restart taking it 10 minutes a day, & add on till I can do the whole hour, again. I am still nervous getting up off the floor, so for core strength, I use SP Nicole's 12 minute seated core work out. 2 or 3 times a week. (I WAS doing an hour of Sheppard Pilates, 3 times a week) I am blessed to have a pool & temps went up enough for me to continue swimming, 45 minutes a day. I do a lot of Pilates moves & stretching & yoga positions, in the pool. REALLY feels great! Also, restarting Zumba DVD, at home, but NO leaping! I hike in nature preserve, 1 time a week, for about 3 hours & walk daily with our dog, LUCY. She just turned 16 so she is pretty slow, I don't push her. I also am reading & implementing Marie Kondo's SPARK JOY, method of bringing our life into order. I am starting on my side of the closet. It is helping me SO much. Doing it only when I feel like it. DH & I live on our own schedule, we are VERY lucky to do this! Work from home, etc. (I woke up after 5 hours of sleep, played in the closet & then went back to sleep for 3 more hours. I get 8 hours of sleep, daily). I am taking VERY good care of myself. Don't want to injure myself again! THX for reading! I'm going to post this in my current JOURNAL blog! emoticon

My before photo & start of SP 3-16-12

My Pilates body at goal 3-16-13 (#19 to get back to goal)

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"I AM SUCCESSFUL IN EVERYTHING I DO!"
"My religion is kindness; my church is nature; my God is a feeling, lives deep inside; my job is to be conscious; my path is forgivness; my religion is kindness and I practice it everyday"!-by Karen Drucker
"SP Class of March 11-17-2012"~ Leader
"Christmas Present- From Me!"~ Leader
"Loving me, For The Love Of Performing"~Co Leader
"Las Vegas Santa 5K Run" 12-2016~ CoLead
"An Angel's Touch is unstoppable" -Coleader


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What keeps me motivated is I do not want to become the person I was at 345 lbs! To my knowledge that was my highest weight. After 12 years of doing spark every day it has become a habit and I don't want to break this one!
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Susie South Central WI

"There's a difference between interest and commitment. When you're 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

Paul the SparkPeople programmer says:
When you break down goals into smaller steps, it isn't even that hard. All you have to do is say "yes" to the right thing!


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emoticon 11-14-2020 to my beautiful 92 yrs. mother! She is my mentor, best friend & GREAT play mate! I sent her a fun present, wish I could hug her, but the virus is a no no. We talk on phone almost daily & email quite often. I love her so much!!!! Happy Birthday, sweet Mama! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

(A friend took this photo of her yesterday)

( 2019)

(2019 performing with Hayfever, we made him in 1969!)

( At Disneyland celebrating her 90th, she was the first Alice in Wonderland, charter, 1955)

"I AM SUCCESSFUL IN EVERYTHING I DO!"
"My religion is kindness; my church is nature; my God is a feeling, lives deep inside; my job is to be conscious; my path is forgivness; my religion is kindness and I practice it everyday"!-by Karen Drucker
"SP Class of March 11-17-2012"~ Leader
"Christmas Present- From Me!"~ Leader
"Loving me, For The Love Of Performing"~Co Leader
"Las Vegas Santa 5K Run" 12-2016~ CoLead
"An Angel's Touch is unstoppable" -Coleader


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The friends I've made... teams I'm on... and record of life and changes!
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"We would accomplish many more things if we did not think of them as impossible."
~C. Malesherbes~

"Your mind will be like its habitual thoughts; for the soul becomes dyed with the color of its thoughts."
Marcus Aurelius (121-180 AD)

"In their hearts humans plan their course, but the LORD establishes their steps." Proverbs 16:9




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emoticon 10-28-2020 I find I am emoticon sparking more, than usual, because of the pandemic. My friendships are deepening as we share, our journey is to health. I feel & believe that is our entire being. SP has & is teaching me that! Today is my 3,148 day of SP everyday. I prayed I would find an answer to my health & 10 minutes later I saw an artificial about SP. It was a sign, for which I will be eternally grateful! emoticon -FULL

(Last years Halloween costume, performing with HAYFEVER, a marionette Mom & DH & I made in1969!)



"I AM SUCCESSFUL IN EVERYTHING I DO!"
"My religion is kindness; my church is nature; my God is a feeling, lives deep inside; my job is to be conscious; my path is forgivness; my religion is kindness and I practice it everyday"!-by Karen Drucker
"SP Class of March 11-17-2012"~ Leader
"Christmas Present- From Me!"~ Leader
"Loving me, For The Love Of Performing"~Co Leader
"Las Vegas Santa 5K Run" 12-2016~ CoLead
"An Angel's Touch is unstoppable" -Coleader


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Right now, I check in every day to record my weigh-in and to check on friends!

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emoticon 10-26-2020 Hello! Our temps went from 82 high yesterday to 42 high today! BURR. Glad I got 1 last swim in for the season. (my Zumba DVD will replace that 1/2 hour.) The birds sang to me while I swam. I planted flower bushes, in 2005, when the pool went in, for them. The flowers are over the top of our back 7' wall. Hummers & sparrows & flickers & mocking birds &&&.

Today is a work day. I love Mondays. A re-grouping day for the week. My friends, that came here to service a "Celebration Of Life" from their friend who passed from COVID, are home safely, again.They stayed in her home. Hope the virus wasn't inside. We didn't go, still being VERY careful, our county is peaking VERY high right now. DH is high risk. Just taking life life 1 day at a time. Blessed to have a paradise home to live in. Stay safe everyone!

(just to bring you a smile, my Fairy Granddaughter, yesterday, haven't met her yet)


"I AM SUCCESSFUL IN EVERYTHING I DO!"
"My religion is kindness; my church is nature; my God is a feeling, lives deep inside; my job is to be conscious; my path is forgivness; my religion is kindness and I practice it everyday"!-by Karen Drucker
"SP Class of March 11-17-2012"~ Leader
"Christmas Present- From Me!"~ Leader
"Loving me, For The Love Of Performing"~Co Leader
"Las Vegas Santa 5K Run" 12-2016~ CoLead
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We found improved health with sparkpeople and following a whole food plant based diet. Visiting back every day helps realign my mind to healthy exercise and eating. I've learned so many new recipes and exercises!

It gives me such a boost when someone reads one of my blogs and learns something or suggests something! I like to encourage others by commenting on their blogs, too.

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ALL of you!

"I AM SUCCESSFUL IN EVERYTHING I DO!"
"My religion is kindness; my church is nature; my God is a feeling, lives deep inside; my job is to be conscious; my path is forgivness; my religion is kindness and I practice it everyday"!-by Karen Drucker
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"Christmas Present- From Me!"~ Leader
"Loving me, For The Love Of Performing"~Co Leader
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Great articles, sp blogs and general info



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emoticon 9-28-2020 emoticon for your wonderful support of my SP 'journey'. You voted for me! Your comment on my latest blog, warms my heart! emoticon I send the good ((((((((vibes)))))))) back to you! emoticon I would not be this healthy without you or Spark people, no kidding! emoticon Let's continue on, to health!

Today I started Leslie's, "Walk off the pounds", DVD. 30 minutes! FUN! I wore my new Zumba shoes, I actually dream about wearing them. They feel so wonderful! After I walked our sweet LUCY for 30 minutes, I felt I needed more, she is slowing down. Then I got to swim, 35 minutes. The air is clear enough, from smoke in CA. (By the way, if you are a wine drinker, I would suggest if you drink central CA wines, you get some soon. 2 major wineries burnt up. emoticon )

So my 'Baby step goal for this week is to release weight. I'm hoping to fit back into my Fairy God Mother dress. Last time I wore it was 10-31-2015 at goal. I can do anything I put my mind to. Such a strange year for ALL of us! I wake up in the morning trying to figure out how to get cardio in.I usually walk at least an hour everyday. I AM figuring it out! Too much smoke to always go outside. I miss my hikes in our local nature preserve. But things could be WAY worse. I am living a thriving life, emoticon emoticon & that was my goal when I joined Spark people. There use to be a Spark People on line store, when I joined 3-16-2012. Here's some photos. "Be the health you want, with what you have to work with, & I will too!" (a quote by me)



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Fairy Godmother costume, at goal 10-2015 (14# to get back to it)

Our backyard paradise

(this is how I feel, deep in side)

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"My religion is kindness; my church is nature; my God is a feeling, lives deep inside; my job is to be conscious; my path is forgivness; my religion is kindness and I practice it everyday"!-by Karen Drucker
"SP Class of March 11-17-2012"~ Leader
"Christmas Present- From Me!"~ Leader
"Loving me, For The Love Of Performing"~Co Leader
"Las Vegas Santa 5K Run" 12-2016~ CoLead
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watching the streak grow!

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New blog today! Please read & reply! Here's a re-cap:

emoticon 9-26-2020 I am happy to Walk Lucy outside, air quality ok! (index 71 smoke from CA, I bless the firefighters, ALWAYS!) & I re-measured me, down several inches & 200 fitness, daily since January 2020! Glad to see it! Inspired by SP coach this is Week 3. day 3,116 of Sparking DAILY!

My DH blood test was excellent, my Mom has new caregivers, & LUCY dog is doing good, at 15 years old! I am VERY blessed, even with ALL the things we are ALL going through on this planet, right! 1 baby step at a time!



"I AM SUCCESSFUL IN EVERYTHING I DO!"
"My religion is kindness; my church is nature; my God is a feeling, lives deep inside; my job is to be conscious; my path is forgivness; my religion is kindness and I practice it everyday"!-by Karen Drucker
"SP Class of March 11-17-2012"~ Leader
"Christmas Present- From Me!"~ Leader
"Loving me, For The Love Of Performing"~Co Leader
"Las Vegas Santa 5K Run" 12-2016~ CoLead
"An Angel's Touch is unstoppable" -Coleader


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watching my streaks getting longer knowing I am getting healthy with every point


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1bluemac JanuaryBSG=Artic foxes/ BSG Febuary=Whiskas on kittens BSG March BSG Soaring kites BSGApril Flowring dog woods BSG May/Radiant Roses BSG June=Darling Dragon flies JULY MY FINAL BSG =Great Grapefruits
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"I AM SUCCESSFUL IN EVERYTHING I DO!"
"My religion is kindness; my church is nature; my God is a feeling, lives deep inside; my job is to be conscious; my path is forgivness; my religion is kindness and I practice it everyday"!-by Karen Drucker
"SP Class of March 11-17-2012"~ Leader
"Christmas Present- From Me!"~ Leader
"Loving me, For The Love Of Performing"~Co Leader
"Las Vegas Santa 5K Run" 12-2016~ CoLead
"An Angel's Touch is unstoppable" -Coleader


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Visiting my teams and spark premium! I love it!

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Come join us!




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Connect with others!

Pursue the things that make you feel alive and fill you with joy and balance.!


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Being able to MOVE my body, because of SP!!!!

emoticon 9-22-2020 Happy Tuesday & Autumn or Spring first! emoticon emoticon
The wind from the Bobcat fire in CA, brings us unhealthy air today, so I will do my DVD's SP Nicole 12 minute seated core workout, LOVE the back stretches & 30 minutes of Zumba DVD! (first time in 2 years!) Our LUCY dog is not happy, plus no swimming. SAD face! But my world is fabulous & I am so blessed to have DH, LUCY & our lovely paradise home! I KNOW the air will clear 1 day soon, because the fire fighters are working SO hard. Donate to them, if you can! I did! I grew this sunflower for this photo, in 2003!







(another early Christmas present to me! Found on eBay, VERY inexpensive!)


"I AM SUCCESSFUL IN EVERYTHING I DO!"
"My religion is kindness; my church is nature; my God is a feeling, lives deep inside; my job is to be conscious; my path is forgivness; my religion is kindness and I practice it everyday"!-by Karen Drucker
"SP Class of March 11-17-2012"~ Leader
"Christmas Present- From Me!"~ Leader
"Loving me, For The Love Of Performing"~Co Leader
"Las Vegas Santa 5K Run" 12-2016~ CoLead
"An Angel's Touch is unstoppable" -Coleader


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Watching the number of days add up :)

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the people that help me to lose weight and live a healthy life

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emoticon 9-19-2020 Since we are inside so much, these days, I decided I needed some inspiration to re-start Zumba, at home, again & my baby step goal of 3,109 days of Sparking, EVERYDAY since I joined! Keeping my goal going! New Rose Gold shoes! Yes! A girl is just having fun! Baby steps is 1 of the teachings from the book, THE SPARK! Amazingly helpful to me since March 16, 2012 emoticon Too smokey from CA to hike or walk outside, (Lucy not happy!) emoticon Together we CAN do anything! YOUR support changes my world! THX! I am here for you too!





"I AM SUCCESSFUL IN EVERYTHING I DO!"
"My religion is kindness; my church is nature; my God is a feeling, lives deep inside; my job is to be conscious; my path is forgivness; my religion is kindness and I practice it everyday"!-by Karen Drucker
"SP Class of March 11-17-2012"~ Leader
"Christmas Present- From Me!"~ Leader
"Loving me, For The Love Of Performing"~Co Leader
"Las Vegas Santa 5K Run" 12-2016~ CoLead
"An Angel's Touch is unstoppable" -Coleader


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Honestly, guilt. And accountability. It's what keeps me coming here. I feel guilty when I don't check in to log food, exercise, etc. And when I do log it I can look and see where I can do better and the places where I can take pride in what I did that day.



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It keeps me accountable to myself each and every day. I have a lot of medical problems that makes it hard for me to lose weight, but I do my best at it. I am proud of myself for where I am now from where I started at back in 2007 when I started at 199lb and I am at 165 at this point. I am only 4'8" so even now I still look very heavy.I take just one day at a time and enjoy each and every one of them as you never know when it will be your last.
That is what keeps me motivated to check in to all my teams each and every day.

God is my Strength & Salvation.
The Joy Of The LORD IS My Strength. .
PRAISE GOD always and he will take care of you,
Always Keep A Positive Attitude as you never know when you will die
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emoticon 9-5-2020 emoticon emoticon emoticon Happy weekend I'm off to hike, before the heat! Will be 112 today! ! Be the health you want with what you have to work with, and I will too!

(I didn't take these photos, from there!)



"I AM SUCCESSFUL IN EVERYTHING I DO!"
"My religion is kindness; my church is nature; my God is a feeling, lives deep inside; my job is to be conscious; my path is forgivness; my religion is kindness and I practice it everyday"!-by Karen Drucker
"SP Class of March 11-17-2012"~ Leader
"Christmas Present- From Me!"~ Leader
"Loving me, For The Love Of Performing"~Co Leader
"Las Vegas Santa 5K Run" 12-2016~ CoLead
"An Angel's Touch is unstoppable" -Coleader


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My reflection in full length mirror! emoticon



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