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The Color Test - A fun exercise
Tuesday, October 20, 2009      11 comments

This is a pretty challenging little exercise. Try it out and see how you do. I was told it takes the average person 5 tries to get 100%. Be sure and read the instructions. www.humorsphere.com/fun/
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Front Page News - A Fun Link to check out
Monday, October 19, 2009      5 comments

I thought this was a very interesting website and something you might want to check out. You can see the front page from 760 different newspapers in 75 different countries. I'm sort of a news junkie so I thought it was pretty cool. w... Read more
Still need to lose a few pounds!
Sunday, October 18, 2009      1 comments

DH and I went out to eat with friends last night and thought I would share a comment with my Spark Friends that was made to me to see what you all think. Over the past two years, I have lost 68 pounds. I reached Weight Watcher goal in June 20... Read more
1000 Action Steps - 10/16/09
Friday, October 16, 2009      3 comments

Hi Sparksters, Just wanted to mention that I haven't forgotten the 1000 Action Steps challenge. I'm out of town so my typical " I need to get this job done" list I put together doesn't really apply. I am working on a list of things I need to... Read more
Staycations and Funemployment
Wednesday, October 14, 2009      7 comments

Over the past year, we have all heard the new word that was coined "staycation". It really speaks to the current economic times and people learning to have a vacation without leaving home. I am very fortunate to live in an area where staycatio... Read more
Reflections on "Going Green"
Tuesday, October 13, 2009      4 comments

Several years ago, one of my New Years Resolutions was to try and start "Going Green". Our City didn't have curbside recycling pick-up at the time so I didn't start with that. I started by using cotton napkins rather than paper napkns with our... Read more
Never thought this would be a Reality... but it is!
Monday, October 12, 2009      7 comments

In November 2007, I made a decision. I was SICK AND TIRED of being overweight and unfit. I was 52 years old, out of shape, depressed, and my health was deteriorating. I couldn't do the things I wanted to do and I was embarrassed, I had so many... Read more
Let's all Write to Oprah!
Sunday, October 11, 2009      3 comments

I picked up this idea from the "I pre-ordered the Spark" team but wanted to pass it along. Don't you think that having Oprah feature Spark People on an upcoming show is a good idea? I think it would be AWESOME particularly with the book coming... Read more
1000 Action Steps ~ 10/10/09
Saturday, October 10, 2009      3 comments

Spent most of the day today working around the house... laundry, vacuuming, ironing, general cleaning, that sort of stuff. I cleaned out the hall coat closet (thanks Marlies.... you got me motivated!) and it was a real dust bomb. It feels goo... Read more
1000 Action Steps ~ 10/9/09
Friday, October 09, 2009      0 comments

Had a wonderful lunch out today in the "Big City" (Portland, Or) with my friend Sue. It was her birthday last week so it was my treat and she got to choose the restaurant. We went to the Olive Garden in Beaverton which is always good. I LOVE ... Read more
1000 Action Steps ~ 10/8/09
Thursday, October 08, 2009      2 comments

Earlier this week, I got a new exercise DVD called "So you think you can Dance ~ Get Fit". Well guess what, I can't dance! I guess that shouldn't really be a surprise ~ I already knew that. The DVD is interesting but probably not for me. I m... Read more
1000 Action Steps ~ 10/7/09
Wednesday, October 07, 2009      4 comments

This morning I made a "crustless" pumpkin pie from the pumpkin I cooked the other day. It turned out a bit sweet for my taste so next time I will cut back on the Splenda. Overall, a nice treat for around 100 calories. Kept busy today an... Read more
1000 Action Steps ~ 10/6/09
Tuesday, October 06, 2009      0 comments

Tonight is the Planning Commission meeting where they will be considering our petition to divide our property. I'm not looking forward to it as we have a neighbor who is attending and has "issues" with us. This neighbor went balistic when we p... Read more
1000 Action Steps ~ 10/5/09
Monday, October 05, 2009      3 comments

Started off slow this morning. Not sure why, but I didn't really wake up with the alarm. My DH got up at 6:00am and I was sort of dozing until I heard him on the treadmill at 7:00. Ack! I overslept. I got up, quickly brushed my teeth and pu... Read more
1000 Action Steps ~ 10/4/09
Sunday, October 04, 2009      2 comments

Today I put together my list of action steps and I think I was a bit more aggressive than I should have been. I pretty much went non-stop all day and finally decided that I needed to cut the list and defer a couple of things until tomorrow. Al... Read more

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