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BLC 25 - pyramid challenge
Sunday, May 04, 2014      4 comments

My goals for BLC 25: Lose 10 pounds Walk at least five days a week Participate in all challenges Work harder on freggies - tend to not get as many as I should Be a good team member Completed Fitness test: 45 push ups in... Read more
I am blessed!
Wednesday, January 22, 2014      17 comments

As part of a challenge this week we were to read an article on imagination and then blog about how we have gotten beyond negative thoughts to have success. For myself, I think one of my negative thoughts related to my age. I think those of... Read more
New Beginnings!
Sunday, December 29, 2013      11 comments

OK - I've been on Spark since I retired in 2007. I must say I have learned so much from all the information available. I lost 40 pounds (some of which I found again) and have made wonderful friends - many I've met in person! Such fun! I ... Read more
Making Progress
Monday, March 18, 2013      10 comments

Well, it's time to evaluate where I see myself now, vs what I saw at the beginning of this BLC round. I can honestly say I am MUCH happier with where I am today. Now instead of thinking "I should walk today." I find myself saying "I WANT... Read more
Stability (for Steph)
Friday, February 22, 2013      7 comments

OK - after pondering since yesterday, I think I'm ready to write this! First, let me say that I've read Steph's, Mary's and Vicki's blogs on this subject and each and every one of them speaks to me on one level or another. For me, I think ... Read more
Hey you.......
Tuesday, January 29, 2013      10 comments

Hey you…..yeah, you in the mirror! Like what you see? Well neither do I! Why not? Well, because over a year ago you were at the lowest weight you’d been years. What happened??? Oh yeah, instead of walking the 2-3 miles AT LEAST 6... Read more
ABC's for Forest Green Pixies
Friday, January 11, 2013      8 comments

A is for ABOVE and BEYOND...Does competition push you? - ABSOLUTELY!! And after two rounds off I know I need it! B is for BLC rounds... Oldie - I’ve done nine rounds of BLC on Red Hot Chili Steppers and Teal Troopers, then took two rounds... Read more
LAND MINES (Or Timing is Everything)
Sunday, November 27, 2011      9 comments

WOW - here I sit, looking forward to the next round of BLC - gathering ideas, making plans, etc. Of course I still have this last week of BLC17 to get through. Now, I know the biggest goal we all have is to END the round lower than we began, ri... Read more
FRACTURED FAIRY TALE BY TEAL TROOPERS
Saturday, October 15, 2011      4 comments

We did this "Fractured Fairy Tale" on our team thread just for fun yesterday and thought I'd share it with everyone.....pretty creative minds! Fractured Fairytale Fun. Let's build the story... Start each new sentence with the next lette... Read more
Making Memories
Friday, August 12, 2011      8 comments

Well, our Tennessee vacation for this year is in the books. We took two of our grandchildren, granddaughter's boyfriend, hubby's brother and sister in law on this trip. First stop was Crossville to visit our two granddaughters there and we... Read more
BLESSINGS and CAUTIONS
Monday, April 18, 2011      4 comments

I don't make a habit of blogging, and probably won't..... But I wanted to wish all my Jewish friends a Blessed Passover and a Blessed Easter to the others. I pray it will be a time of reflection and renewal for all of you. ... Read more
A Simpler Life. . . .
Sunday, April 17, 2011      6 comments

Today I went to WalMart to pick up my husband's prescription. I RARELY ever go on a Sunday. The WalMart i go to is in the town where I grew up. It's the home of a fairly large Amish settlement. As I went through the aisles of the sto... Read more
New Beginnings
Saturday, April 16, 2011      8 comments

I'm sitting here this morning watching the wind blow the trees......the rain coming down, hard! Still seeing the birds at the feeder, even though it's raining. The black squirrel just raced across the yard, stopped to dig up a chestnut he'd hi... Read more
It's Rubbing Off!!!!
Friday, April 15, 2011      7 comments

Today my husband went for his follow up visit at the doctor's. Two years ago he was considered pre-diabetic and had to test his blood regularly. With diet adjustments and exercise, he is now in normal range!! ALL his bloodwork was great this ... Read more
Spring Break - 2011
Monday, April 04, 2011      10 comments

We've just returned from a wonderful ten day vacation. My husband and I made the trip with our daughter and her family: My daughter Brenda, her husband Jim, my granddaughter Andrea who just turned 18, her boyfriend, my grandson Austin who is 1... Read more

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