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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: 327,339

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 BARBIEE52
    emoticon emoticon ~~MAKING A DIFFERENCE~~ emoticon emoticon
    One day a man was walking along the beach
    when he noticed a figure in the distance.
    As he got closer, he realized the figure was that of a boy
    picking something up and gently throwing it into the ocean.

    Approaching the boy, he asked "What are you doing ?".
    The boy replied "throwing a starfish into the ocean.
    The sun is up and the tide is going down. If I don't throw them back, they'll die".

    "Son" the man said "don't you realize
    there are miles and miles of beach and hundreds of starfish?
    You can't possibly make a difference?"

    After listening politely, the boy bent down,
    picked up another starfish and threw it into the surf.
    Then, smiling at the man, he said,
    "I made a difference for that one".
    ~Unknown~
    emoticon emoticon Make a Difference To Someone Today" emoticon emoticon
    28 minutes ago
  • v 1CRAZYDOG
    -:¦:-*♥~.•*´¨ )♥~*-:¦:-*♥~.•*´¨ )♥~*-: -*♥
    Choose joy. Right now. Pursue your dreams. Believe in your capacity for greatness. Stuart K. Robinson
    -:¦:-*♥~.•*´¨ )♥~*-:¦:-*♥~.•*´¨ )♥~*-: -*♥

    5 hours ago
  • v LOUIE-LILY
    Louie will lay down on the table next to my plate and inch his way closer...I keep yelling at him, but he doesn't believe me! He takes his paw and tries to reach into my plate - sometimes he manages to touch my food- BAD BOY!!! Just no discipline in my house!
    How's the "shaking" going?
    emoticon emoticon
    6 hours ago
  • v BARBIEE52
    ~~}*{~~ emoticon ~~}*{~~MY LIFE~~}*{~~ emoticon ~~}*{~~

    I'll go out there and make my mistakes. I'll fall down,
    get hurt, cry, laugh, love, and get back up.
    I'll stand on the highest mountaintop and go into the deepest caverns.
    I'll roam across the world, visit the moon and swim in outer space.
    I'll let my imagination run wild and let my spirit soar.
    Why?
    Because when my life flashes before my eyes in those final moments,
    I want to have something worthwhile to watch, with plenty of love and laughter,
    good times and bad. I don't want to regret a thing and I plan not to.
    Remember, it's not usually the things you do that you regret,
    it's the things you don't do and leave unsaid. Laugh out loud.
    Cry in the rain. Love with all your heart and soul. Get hurt.
    Tell the truth. Go crazy. But never forget that you only get one shot.
    One shot at this day, one shot at this minute.
    One shot at this age. One shot at life.
    So make sure your life is one you will enjoy watching in your final moments.
    ~Anna Floyd~
    ~~}*{~~ emoticon ~~}*{~~Barb~~}*{~~ emoticon ~~}*{~~
    22 hours ago
  • v 1SANDRA2BFIT
    It's amazing what we can accomplish when we are in it together.
    ~ Essie ~

    Have a wonderful day. emoticon
    1 day ago
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