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5/14 Wedding Anniversary & 56th btd. Only 20 pounds more to go.



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I found SP while looking for a calorie counter online. I couldn't believe this site was free!! I spent DAYS on it, learning and relearning everything I could. I immediately changed my lifestyle. It was intense. It was exhausting. However, I quickly saw results. SP is the BEST!
I found SP while looking for a calorie counter online. I couldn't believe this site was free!! I spent DAYS on it, learning and relearning everything I could. I immediately changed my lifestyle. It was intense. It was exhausting. However, I quickly saw results. SP is the BEST!


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ELISADENK My cousin passed away yesterday. :-( Had cancer. Things are a bit crazy here.
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Member Since: 10/1/2009

SparkPoints: 102,352

Fitness Minutes: 12,784

My Goals:
Other than lose the darn weight, I also want to be stronger and healthier.

My Program:
I'm tracking my food, eating healthier, taking my supplements.

I am also doing the cardio and the strength training.

Personal Information:
I was born and raised in Oregon. Have been living 18 years in California. Am married to a wonderful guy for 18 years also. Have had a weight problem since third grade. FINALLY, figured out why.

Other Information:
I've been a Christian for a very long time.

I live a rather quiet life. Rather sedentary (which thanks to SP, is changing, for the better.)

Love watching movies with dancing in them. Wish I could have been a dancer.

I also am an avid reader.



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MZZCHIEF
8/21/2014 10:02:14 AM

Sounds like you have a lot of good garden things going on!

I had the rain barrel since May, but just got it hooked up bc it required a downspout diverter. I also but a screen in the downspout to help keep debris from getting into the barrel. The hardest part of the project was getting out all the roots and figuring out what sort of base to put it on as I wanted one that would give me a bit of water pressure. I made a concrete form, but when I found out how many bags of concrete it would take to fill it made one out of cement block topped with a piece of exterior grade plywood. Eventually I will paint it with some design, but for now I'm just happy the project is done.

I still collect water is off my roof. You might want to try that next time it rains. I position coolers and plastic storage containers, pails, in a line in front of my garage where I don't have a gutter. Then I transfer the water I collect into empty gallon water and milk jugs. Last rain I harvested 110 gallons of water this way. It's labor intensive, but great for the garden. When you use the coolers you can just put the top down if you don't have empty jugs and have rain water with no threat of mosquitos.

Tomatoes won't set fruit once it gets too hot. You might not have that problem but we do here in Texas. They also need a lot of sun or they will grow a strapping healthy plant but no maters! I got a pretty good harvest once the rats were dealt with, just not from the plant they ravaged.

Good luck with your gardening projects! Luck is a big component in gardening success, just like in all things here on Earth!

Be well!
: )
Mzzchief

Comment edited on: 8/21/2014 10:05:21 AM

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_RAMONA
8/20/2014 3:14:05 PM

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I know how you feel (I've watched MANY SPARKlings 'pass me by')... and listen, you'll get there... and I'll be here waiting to glory with you in your success! Being six months into a two year stint puts you ahead of me and my three years into a five-year prognosis.

Keep the faith!

...and don't let my jubilation fool you... I may have got my eager little mitts on that ONE particular trophy, but I have a LONG ways to go yet before I can claim VICTORY... doesn't mean we can't crow about the small things along the way.

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MZZCHIEF
8/18/2014 10:04:59 AM

Hey girl!
I'm doing well, still battling with rabbits, bait took care of a few pesky rats. We've had a cooler and wetter summer than we've had in years, so I'm grateful for that. Just installed a 85 gallon rain barrel which should help with watering. Going to put in a fall veggie garden, but I have my work cut out for me as the area I need to put it, is full of roots and weeds.

How has your summer been?
Be well!
: )
Mzzchief

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JMAHNKEN
8/14/2014 6:50:54 PM

All my best to you and your new kitten always



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_RAMONA
8/11/2014 7:12:52 PM

Every year at this event my purse exhausts me... I try to pare down all we need to the bare minimum, yet I still get exhausted, and my back and shoulders ache for days afterward... because we need sunscreen, and bug spray, and wipes, and Band-Aids, and a brush, and my glasses and sunglasses, and contact paraphernalia, money, and... and... and...

Before this year, this was just another example of how the simple demands of daily living were wearing me down and out. This year I've turned the tide... so yeah, I weighed it, LOL!



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