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......or else why do it at all? :)

...ya got that? ;) (Though I've come pretty close this year - it's been a *bad* one!)


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OK - let's try this *again*! (Yeah, I've said it before...........)

Today, 10/8/15, I received awesome news (have been on a frustrating job search since May)............so now it's time to reflect on the experience and how I've worked through it - and frankly, it has *not* been a good one.......

Sooooooo - now, the introspection and soul-searching (or what's left of my "soul") begins again, including "re-Sparking"!

I'll shoot for a 40 lb. loss again - and will give myself a year to do so (I figure that'll allow for - ahem - age-related changes in metabolism).............eating, as in the past, will continue to be a challenge, but I have still been pretty consistent with workouts, thankfully..........I *still need to deal with stress better than I have been* - it's been a DOOZY to try to deal with that this time around.......

For those who've read my recent vents - thank you for bearing with me! I felt I needed to back off of things a bit for a while, so turning off my SparkPage for a while just seemed to be the prudent thing to do while I diligently worked on getting back on my feet.........

Let's hope the "third time's the charm"!

Member Since: 3/18/2013

Fitness Minutes: 59,155

My Goals:
A better body and overall health - and a neater appearance in suits would be a good thing, too (as much as I HATE suits) :)

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No formal plan for now, but a basic cleanup of bad habits and refocusing on stress and emotional eating issues.....of course, the ultimate stress resolution will be getting re-employed :)

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Just trying to keep in mind that old saying - "one day at a time"!

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  • v PURPLE0906
    Happy belated Birthday!!!

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    11 days ago
  • v PURPLE0906
    Happy belated Birthday!!!

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    11 days ago
    Hi! Sweetie!
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    Hi! Our THXgiving was everything my Mother-in-law wanted! She is 94, so she got what she wanted. A formal dinner at her home. She set the table with all the trimmings! China & crystal. In a time when we all take shortcuts, it was fun being together in a way that doesn't happen very often! The only thing missing were our hats & gloves. Truly beautiful! She bought a dinner made & delivered by a grocery store. We all brought the extras. I made a HUGE very green salad with avocado, toasted walnuts & cranberries, dried. I made a poppy seed dressing , but served with a spoon, so people could add as they wanted. DH brought a mince pie. from Marie Calendars, (her favorite), I found a piece in my mouth, I wonder how that happened, LOL. I'm up a # but back to reality today. No worries emoticon

    emoticon 11-25-16 As our world goes shopping, we are staying home & being grateful of all the things in our lives. DH & I have decided to give away some of our treasured things to our families & friends, this year. With a note telling them where it came from originally & WHY we felt it is the perfect 'thing' for them. emoticon We have enjoyed them for years, now someone else, can too! Today I get to do Sheppard Pilates DVD emoticon & just 'be' with it & feel the stretches. Also walking emoticon LADY LUCY THE WOUNDROUS CIRCS DOG. She didn't get to go out yesterday, we traveled to family for Thanksgiving & didn't home till after dark. It is a beautiful day here in the South West. I'm looking forward to the fresh air!!!!! emoticon

    11 days ago

    Thanks for leaving nice comment on my Sparkpage. Was a very kind thing to do.
    12 days ago
  • v MARIAFO1
    Thanks for reading my blog. The Wii has got some serious exercise programs on it, but I'm not really a daily exerciser and this is to get me moving again. emoticon
    12 days ago
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