The Angry Bluebird, photograph by wildlife photographer Michael Smith (no relation!)
in the Great Smokies, August 2008
It's my Spark Anniversary month! Since I've been on this site, I've lost weight, changed my weight goals, and have tried to remain consistent.
For the next year, I plan to eat 3 nutritionally balanced meals and two healthy snacks, watch how many fat grams I eat, have better posture, and generally work on weight loss and stamina.
And...I'm resetting my weight goal again! A new year with a new weight goal will work for me!
1. to lose and keep off 50 lbs,
(short term: a minimum of 10 lbs by mid-July, 2010 --Goal met! So I've reset my counter!) Next goal, 10 lbs by Labor Day!
2. continue to keep my glucose numbers under control (Goal met! But I'm still keeping this as a goal!)
3. continue to keep my blood pressure to under control -- goal met!
4. to exercise
5. to have ENERGY! (WOOHOO! This is happening!)
1. Eating 3 nutritionally balanced meals and a snack
2. stay within the 23 grams of fat EVERY DAY!
3. better posture
4. continue exercising, esp the strength training
I live in West Virginia, and I have the best job available. I am a schoolteacher, and I love watching kids become excited about learning.
I am an avid reader, and I enjoy photography. Mostly though, I just enjoy being with my family.
I really appreciate quality workmanship in arts and crafts, proving that something can be beautiful as well as functional. Quilting and basketry are two arts I especially like.
Secrets of Success
| Pounds lost: 1.0
"Beautiful Woman Award! Once you've been given this award, you have to paste it on the wall of 8 women who deserve it. If you receive more than 3, you know you're really beautiful! If you break the chain, nothing will happen, but it's always good to know someone thinks you're beautiful inside and out"
2038 days ago
Long ago, one silent night,
God revealed His glory bright;
His own image came to man
For salvation's matchless plan.
Jesus, Savior, Shepherd, King--
Lord of all to you we bring
Praises, wonder, thanks and love
For this GIFT from God above.
My dear friend,
May God shower you with blessings this Christmas and through out the New Year.
2070 days ago
Hello, how hav you been? I Hope your doing well. I'm making my rounds to visit with all my . Please be careful out there this week with the Holiday's Apon us it is sure to be hectic. Have a wonderful evening!
2074 days ago
My Christmas wish for you, my friend
Is not a simple one
For I wish you hope and joy and peace
Days filled with warmth and sun
I wish you love and friendship too
Throughout the coming year
Lots of laughter and happiness
To fill your world with cheer
May you count your blessings, one by one
And when totaled by the lot
May you find all you've been given
To be more than what you sought
May your journeys be short, your burdens light
May your spirit never grow old
May all your clouds have silver linings
And your rainbows pots of gold
I wish this all and so much more
May all your dreams come true
May you have a Merry Christmas friend
And a happy New Year, too
2074 days ago
We Wish You a Merry♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸♥ ¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪ Christmas♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸♥ ¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪
We Wish You a Merry ♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸♥ ¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪Christmas ♥ ♥ ♥
We Wish You A Merry ♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸♥ ¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪Christmas ♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸♥ ¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪
...And A Happy New Year!♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸♥ ¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪...
Copy and paste ~ and keep the wave going!!
2081 days ago