JANET552
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My goals to be met by the time of my annual doctor visit in July 2016:
1. Lose 20 lbs.
2. Have a fasting blood sugar below 100.

I also plan to accomplish these 16 things in 2016. This is my third year of doing a list and I love them. Some of the items have been on the list before. Either I didn't get to them or I like them enough to do an encore. As always, I reserve the right to change any item on the list for any reason. The goal is and will be to just do new things or things in a new way.

1. Have my palm read.
2. Try a new type of yoga. Yoga Nidra class started 1/19/16
3. Make a wine kit. I got one for Christmas 2014 and haven't had an opportunity to make it. I will in 2016!!
4. Take an essential oils class. 4/2/16
5. Learn enough German to read a children's book. I'll give this another opportunity on the list.
6. Pie at Norske Nook.
7. Make soap. 4/3/16 I made a kit that I had purchased from Amazon. I used a glycerin base and it was quite easy. In retrospect, I wish I had not bothered with the dye. I am hoping I did not add too much scent. It came with lavender and I used about half of the small vial.
8. Play cards at the senior center. Ours was demolished in 2015 but I found out they are meeting at the mall.
9.Tour a cranberry bog at harvest.
10. Try geocaching.
11. Take a painting class. They are offering classes now where a teacher takes you through making a picture step by step. All experience levels are acceptable. We'll see if no talent is acceptable. 2/11/16 The class was so much fun and I am amazed at what the teacher coaxed out of us.
12. Teach Tony a trick. Thank you EABL81 for the idea. It will definitely be more challenging to teach the cat than it was to teach the dogs.
13. See the Northern Lights.
14. Try adult coloring. Bought a book in January and sat down to color for the first time 2/9/16. It is relaxing.
15. Volunteer in a new way. When I imagined this one, I forgot that I would begin doing my volunteer time for Master Gardeners. I've signed up to work in two places, one is at the zoo and the other is a garden area in a parking lot. I have to complete 24 volunteer hours by the end of October and I got my first few hours 4/6/16 when I volunteered to help count seeds to make packets for the Children's Festival in late April.
16. Visit a new Wisconsin city. An oldie but a goodie.



Member Since: 7/22/2008

Fitness Minutes: 320,049

My Goals:
Lose 25 lbs.


My Program:
Eat a healthier diet -- with an emphasis on fruits and vegetables.

Walk/bike/Spark videos for a total of 120 fitness minutes per day.

Drink my water!!!

Learn to think before I eat.



Personal Information:
I live in Central Wisconsin. I retired from my job as a speech therapist for a local school district in June 2008. Then I worked part time until June 2012. Now I am fully retired. I have been married for 30+ years. We only fur kids. Mostly we have owned dogs but in November 2013 we decided to give a kitty a chance. Tony is quite an experience.


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I love to read, cross stitch and crochet. My favorite thing to do is to walk the dogs. My husband was diagnosed with celiac disease in January 2011 so we have had to change the way we cook and eat. For the most part, it has been a positive change. He has other health problems that limit his mobility so I care for him as needed. I also share the care for my aging father and my stepmother who has dementia.




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  • v 1SANDRA2BFIT
    It's your path make it a beautiful walk.
    ~ Unknown ~

    Have a wonderful day. emoticon
    17 hours ago
  • v KELLYFIT123
    How do you move forward with making a decision about professional help? Who's in charge? Thinking of you, my friend!
    1 day ago
  • v 1SANDRA2BFIT
    A healthy outside starts from the inside.
    ~ Robert Urich ~

    Have a wonderful evening. emoticon

    1 day ago
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  • v BARBIEE52
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    1. Play with kids.
    Even if they are not your own, just kid around kids while they are just being kids.
    2. Give someone a compliment.
    Not a fake one, but take the time to see something that someone else is doing well.
    3. Sing in your car.
    And sing as loud as you can. Have you ever noticed how hard it is to frown while you are singing?
    4. Watch a movie.
    You might like it, and maybe you'll laugh, and maybe you'll cry.
    5. Bake your favorite kind of cookies.
    Then eat some.
    6. Count your blessings.
    I mean it. Start a list of all the things you are thankful for.
    Write until you can’t write anymore. Staple it to the wall.
    7. Watch people.
    Go find a crowded public area, sit down and watch. Allow yourself to wonder what he ate for breakfast, or what her name is, or where he bought that shirt.
    8. Do something for someone you love.
    Do the dishes for your wife, take your niece out for ice cream,
    take your mom to Starbucks for a coffee.
    9. Laugh
    It'll make you feel good.
    10. Think of the most encouraging person you know and call them.
    But don’t complain. Refrain from telling them how bad your day is
    and focus on making their day better.
    11. Write a letter.
    A good old-fashioned paper and ink letter. Bonus: write it to someone who has impacted your life and thank them and let them know how much you appreciate their role/impact in your life.
    12. Make new friends.
    One of them may be in your life forever.

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    2 days ago
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