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November 2010
It doesn't seem like it could be six months already since Dad's passing. Time soothes, if not quite healed yet. Does make me appreciate those that are left more!

I have been down 5 pounds again with a very serious motivation to do SOMETHING!!! Currently this morning it is only 4 pounds but I know that is temporary also. I have been doing the "thinking" diet-haven't changed anything except I think before I eat and I think while I eat and of course about WHAT I eat!!!
I did go back to weighing every day because for me that works. Can cause a grumble like this morning, but keeps me on my toes!

May 2010
My Dad passed away the 6th of May. I am dealing with it the best I can, but I ask forgiveness for not being altogether "with it".

Also my computer has a malware program on it that I am trying to figure out how to scrub. It is attached to the opening--so my virus program isn't doing the job.

May 2009

The love from my fellow Sparkers has been overwhelming, and I just about cry as I write this--but it's a good kind of cry!!! LOL

There is so much joy here! And I for one, am joyful and feeling the LOVE (that;s with 2 syllables LOL!)

I am also so DONE, and if I can figure out how to make my "d" look like a "d" in a picture, I'll get one posted! No one ever called me backwards for nothing!

An amazing fact is that I have a 6 inch difference between my waist and the ubiquitous belly! Neither number is one I want to settle for. But when I first started Spark, my waist was either the same size or larger than my belly (ah-old age-the memory fades!)
---so WOO-HOO!!!
I am doing the DONE dance in my chair, and will be up and dancing as soon as I finish typing!
Uh-huh, uh-huh, uh-huh!!! Because I am sooooooooooo

It si my three year anniversary on Spark. I have not reached my goal, but I have learned so much about me and how to take care of myself. AND, I have not given up!!! I've been de-railed, lost, sidetracked, but I've never given up--and all the side trips have been for very short periods of time compared with pre-Spark!

I am still job hunting after a year (that '08 was Not great!) I have taken a lot of courses, some good, some not so good, but got at least a little something from each one. I am currently taking what looks to be the best of the bunch "Job Hunting in Tough Times". The instructor is fantastic, as well as funny!

So who should I be talking to that you know who needs my skills? My fanous new and last line!!!!
This year started out great--My daughter got engaged and then married. In the middle of that, I got laid off from a 10 year job.
It has been strange trying to sell my old self in a new market place! I'm still looking and also taking some classes that might provide a job of my own--and i can thumb my nose at the rest of the work world!

Nancy and Attila live close by, and he is the answer to a mother's prayer. He loves and is good to my daughter. They are waiting on children for a bit--but I can always get my "Grandma" fix with Zoe!!!--that would be little Miss Independent--she has a definite mind of her own at 3!

I'm plugging along--gained some weight back, but I am working the program again, and will be getting it back behind me (no, not that BEHIND!!!) I am having trouble with the heat right now--both migraines and fibro flares. But this too will pass and we'll all be complaining that it's cold and rainy before too long!

Happy New Year 2008--it will be great!!
I am still recuperating from a very nasty virus--I'm just "barking" now! But I am re-dedicated to my program. Thank you SparkPeople, because this is where I would have wanted to give up in the past! I missed two weeks at the gym, but went back last night--still not up to par, but I'll work my way back. Plus I discovered FitTV! I have been doing Body Scupting with Gilad, and working the "Shimmy" show! I also arranged my little workout space so I have everything handy on the bookcase.
2008 will be GREAT!!!

9-25-2007 update. Working out some health problems-both cholesterol count and diabetes maintenance. The Dr line, "at your age..." gets old--teehee-that and heredity will out! But I am determined to be in control, so watch out Dr.
Did get the "mini" vaction--3 glorious days at the Oregon Coast. Much needed and much appreciated. It was perfect timing and just the right amount of time for now.
Still plugging along. Not to goal yet, but close and may have to lower it once I do get there as I'm not pleased with the "shape" that I have. I am hoping that all the gardening, etc. that I am doing this time of the year will get the shape to shift!!!

Need to plan a vacation. Both a major one and maybe a mini "mental health" one!


here I still am, ready to dedicate myself to another year of healthy living and "sparking". Minimal holiday gain, and the info and determination to get it back "off". Need to recuperate from a cold so I can kick the cardio up in high gear. Really want to work on some shape shifting!
Not Houdini stuff, just a better body image!
Blessings all and keep on Sparking

nine months here, the "toddler" is gone. (I said I've lost the same 20-30 pounds , to have a whole flock of toddlers running around me!) At a plateau again, but it is a comfortable one until the holidays are over.
I think I have learned enough here to make it through the holiday season without gaining any weight. Then I can Spark attack again after the New Year.
This has been the best present i could give myself. 23 pounds gone, more energy, even with the "dark days" of winter, and better health. Lower blood pressure, cholesterol under control, no more obvious signs of the T-2 diabetes, and breathing better!!! WooHoo!
Bless you Spark and all you lovely Spark People!
Have a blessed Christ-mass,

11-6-2006 OKAY!!! 8+months and still going strong. 23 pounds lost and over 27 inches of me gone-don't want them back, uhuh, nope, never.
This is officially the longest I have stayed at a program.woohoo and thank you SparkPeople!!!

7-11-2006 I'm a 10%er!!! have lost the first 18, now on to the first 20!!!
My June challenge with my daughter was a success. I lost a net 2 pounds, and 3+ more inches. I have a whole"new" wardrobe, fitting into clothes I hve not been able to wear for 2 years. WooHoo!!!!
Nancy lost all her vacation weight and is looking sleek. This is the thinnest she has been since 5th grade (and she's 24). It eases my guilt for not setting a better example. I am so proud of her. She has lost a total of 30+ pounds now and wants to tone up what she's done and then will think about the next step.
I have one pound to go before my 10%!!! She told me that's the milestone that makes a big health difference for us. Way to go for us!!
I love SparkPeople!!!

This has been a remarkable journey so far. Thank you SparkPeople for existing and for being the start of a new life for me.
It has not been a smooth road, but I can come back here every day and feel renewed in motivation and strength to get to where I want to be.
first 15 pounds and 22+ inches gone/ half way to first goal.

I am starting over again, have lost count of the times i have started!!! LOL I do have a good sense of humor, which helps. I am determined to succeed this time and I am finding this website very encouraging and helpful.

Member Since: 3/13/2006

Fitness Minutes: 46,569

My Goals:
I started 3-13-06. I am keeping a journal to help me stay on track.
I have lost 29 pounds. It feels okay. I keep heading in the right direction!
*Still going strong 9-25-2007

My Program:
Keeping food journal, making better food choices, exercise. staying in touch with my Spark buddies!!!

Personal Information:
Bonnie/Clackamas, Oregon

age: 61

Other Information:
I have two grown children of my own, six steps and a significant other. 12 grandchildren and one great-grandchild from the steps.
I am very active at my church. I sing in the choir.

I love to read murder mysteries. Recently found Donna Andrews-she's funny and mysterious!
I love to cook when I have time and I like to try new and exotic recipes.
I garden, and planted 15 rose bushes this year (2007).

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