I am not where I want to be, but I am also not where I use to be.
Hello, All! I hope you are enjoying this site and reaching your goals. I am a grandma with 4 granddaughters and one grandson. We live in the country and I am an avid reader, puzzle doer and hand crafter. I enjoy making things for my children and grand children. Occasionally, I do a local craft show.
I have done various jobs but have enjoyed crafting and teaching Bible studies the most.
DH and I are planning to be retired by the end of 2015. I stopped doing my home health business at the end of 2014. Was able to upload a song to You Tube that I wrote and sang for my husband in Oct 2014. Looking forward to a great 2015!
My short term goal is to find a plan that will make me be healthier and look better. I want to be able to fit back into some of my "skinny" clothes. My long term goal is to make a total commitment to living a healthy lifestyle.
Spark People has helped me get back to a daily thinking of what I can do to personally improve my health. My plan includes tracking everyday, fitting in as much walking as I can do, and keeping in touch with my Spark Friends, exchanging encouragement with each other.
We live in PA, the great Keystone State. I am a wife, mother of two, and grandmother of five. I write, sing, and enjoy crafting.
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Hey Barb, it was my first gobble gobble ever and I didn't mind the six a.m. wake up call. LOL There are worse things to be woken up to right?
Have a blessed week~
38 days ago
It is no secret that I seem to get things done much the same as my mother did-keep pushing and don't take no for an answer. It is an inner drive that I seem to have no control over. I just say I am mildly insane LOL!
39 days ago
For anybody interested in participating in a BLC, please go to my page and click the BL Spring Challenge ALL Teams team. You can join the all-teams page and put your name on the list for the Summer challenge! If you'd like to join my team, the Dazzling Diamonds, let me know and I'll get you signed up for our team!
There are 10 teams, 24 team members each, and it's a 10 week challenge!
Come join in the fun, meet some great people and work toward your goals!!!
41 days ago
I have enjoyed my visit to your Spark page.
God bless you with continued success in all areas of life!
43 days ago
It's extremely common to hit a plateau at some point during your weight loss journey. Obviously it can be really discouraging when the number on the scale doesn't move. There is good news — We've got some tips to help bust through that plateau and see the number get lower and lower.
1) We need to re-evaluate our caloric needs - as we lose weight, our bodies tend to burn fewer calories at a slower rate, therefore we need to consume fewer calories. You will either need to burn more calories or consume at least 500 less calories per day
2) Getting Back to Basics: Writing down everything we eat in a food journal to make sure we are still on track. Remember portion control is just one key to permanent weight loss.
3) Moving More: Are you still trying to get in those extra movements like you did when you first started losing weight. Once we obtain our weight loss goal, we sometimes slack off on the exercise a bit. And just go to the gym or use our home equipment and forget to park out a little from the grocery store or maybe walk to it if it is close enough.
4) Choosing Fresh Foods over Pre-Packaged: fresh over processed is always best. You know what your putting into your body.
5) Getting in Your Daily Water: Yes that still counts. Make sure you didn't slip back into your old latte' ways and now your adding extra calories by drinking them in. Water is still the best way to go. You can still change things up by adding fresh fruit to the mix.
6) Stress: Stress is always a factor in weight loss and weight gain. It can go either way. So make sure you take some time out for you. Even if it's just a few minutes in the bathroom to relax in the tub. Just lock out the world and do you...You deserve it!
43 days ago