ELSIEO62
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From "no way" to "I can"
Friday, May 05, 2017      3 comments

I never have been able to do regular pushups. (Or pull ups for that mattter.) I was very athletic growing up and stayed active running, doing aerobics, walking, playing tennis through the years. Yup,even though I got Girl of the Year award in a... Read more
24 Hour Results from Vinegar/salt Solution in Weed War
Wednesday, May 03, 2017      3 comments

After 24 hours I'm reporting my observations of "vinegar vs weeds". The broad leaf weeds were hit hard. Calif Burr clover, red and white clover, cutleaf geranium, common catsear, dandelion, broadleaf plantain were wiped out. It was the best way ... Read more
Breakin' a sweat: double dippping to meet my goals
Tuesday, May 02, 2017      7 comments

I just love working outside on my property. (An urbanite would call it working in the yard.) Today was pretty warm but it felt so good to be out there pushing my body to its 62 year old limit. The salt crystallized on my face making it feel ti... Read more
We have choices in life... and death
Friday, April 28, 2017      3 comments

If we are using SparkPeople, we are concerned about our health needs to some degree. However, we may be unaware of some important pieces available to help us make choices that reflect our values in life and death matters. We never know when a st... Read more
Walking the Talk as we Talk the walk
Wednesday, March 29, 2017      4 comments

I have written this blog twice and my computer has crashed both times. I hope this 3rd time is a charm! I am so excited to share a major step forward. Over a year ago I had to give up walking "the loop" above my house, Dr's orders. My ba... Read more
Walking the Talk as we Talk the walk
Wednesday, March 29, 2017      0 comments

I have written this blog twice and my computer has crashed both times. I hope this 3rd time is a charm! I am so excited to share a major step forward. Over a year ago I had to give up walking "the loop" above my house, Dr's orders. My ba... Read more
Not a curve ball, its just life!
Thursday, March 23, 2017      5 comments

Life is so unpredictable. Things are going along smooth for a brief interval then there is a change up... You parent falls. Your sister, a very recent widow, calls and sounds undone- she needs your support. You pack up your bags and take a 6 hou... Read more
Why am I so dependent on numbers?
Thursday, March 09, 2017      9 comments

Numbers... weight on the scale... steps logged... calories consumed... calories taken in... minutes active in the day... hours of sleep at night... numbers of glasses of water... inches lost or gained... Oh, let's not forget the one I struggle w... Read more
Not Singing, Walking in the Rain
Saturday, February 18, 2017      5 comments

I never dreamed of walking 1 1/2 hours in the rain , especially at a place that was on my bucket list for 33 years. But that is exactly what happened yesterday. My son asked me Tuesday to go with him somewhere on Friday. We decided to make... Read more
Progress is More than Numbers on a Scale
Monday, February 13, 2017      7 comments

Disappointed... Exasperated... I have worked my tail end off counting, measuring, drinking water, exercising regularly. From past experiences this should have been an excellent weight loss week... Then I stop and make a thorough assessment, not ... Read more
Keeping Alert for Things That Can Send You Over the Edge...
Saturday, February 04, 2017      5 comments

Oh boy, it is true the hurrieder I get the behinder I get... Things are hectic: getting hubby ready for month-long trip to VA for work, a wedding today requires potluck dishes to be prepared, a wood stove requires monitoring and added wood ... Read more
Setting Goals and Joining Teams
Friday, February 03, 2017      6 comments

I am an introvert. I prefer to do things by myself, for the most part. This week I have been encouraged by reading some SP articles to try out goal setting and joining teams. Surprised by the personal incentive these two activities have added. I... Read more
Week i: Boundaries are good
Monday, January 30, 2017      2 comments

This process takes time and thought. Feeling better with strong boundaries in place. Using tracker with all eating; helps with water consumption as well. Not exercising yet but that will be emphasis this week. Last week concentrated on tracking... Read more

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