Mario on the foot of my bed.
Basket of fall flowers from our daughter.
Our beautiful park!
Positive thoughts produce positive results.
My phrase for 2016 is "less talk and more action"
It's so easy to talk about doing things to help me get healthier, but when it comes right down to doing those things sometimes I have a problem putting them into action. So reading a team mates blog and recalling an Elvis song came up with my phrase and it seems to be working for me. It's surprising where we sometimes find inspiration, there's plenty on Spark to be found, we just have to find what speaks to us.
Wishing all a very successful 2016!
Physically to become healthier by eating right, exercising and learning how to keep the weight off.
Mentally to have the right frame of mind that this is not a diet, but a lifestyle change, something I can do for the rest of my life.
Spiritually to grow into the person that Christ would have me become and to reach out and support and encourage other sparkpeople who are also making this journey to a healthier lifestyle
To continue improving my choices of healthier food, and incorporating the right kinds of exercise to help me become a more fit person.
I am from Michigan, am happily married. I have four children, one boy and 3 girls and 9 grand children and 4 great granddaughters and 2 great grandsons. Have 7 grand doggies.
Like reading, listening to light jazz, and watching movies with my husband. I also enjoy rubber stamping, crocheting and cross stitching.
| current weight: 164.0
Hello. So nice to hear from you! on your weight loss! I know you worked hard for it! You have traction....keep it going! Did you get your juicer? I've been way off course from client work busyness though at one point I was doing great and lost 12# (regained 5# now). Had a good day yesterday....planning for a repeat today. Still love my fitbit; still using my SPAT, too -- the SPAT auto loads my fitness onto Spark (know fitbit will do that, too, but haven't made the conversion).
Temps are finally starting to get warmer here now, too. I've been gardening and enjoying it (though my body is protesting from the work).
Have an awesome week, Shirl!
46 days ago
Just stopping by to say hi and hope your Sunday is wonderful. Thanks for you comments on my blogs. I sometimes to respond but I read all comments and they make my day. Didn't get my walk in yesterday but will today. Pat
69 days ago
Hello Shirl, Thanks for stopping by my SparkPage. Congratulations on the compliment from your neighbor. You said you can't see yourself as any thinner. Are you clothes fitting differently? And do you have that old standby, a tape measure? You might start tracking these details and surprise yourself! Have a great day. Carol
104 days ago
Good morning, friend. So nice of you to hop on my spark page.... I'm a bit off course, too, after my trip to FL. Eating too many carbs, not walking enough. On March 26, I will start the Spring Challenge 5% weight loss. Do you ever do those? Starts March 26; I could send you the link if you are interested. The circle of support is phenomenal; its fun and motivating, too.
You are trying to get your steps in daily, and that is a good step in the right direction. I need to get back to some more intense stepping and my client work will lighten up after next week to give me more time to focus on that.
Let's keep on stepping! Still love my Fitbit!
106 days ago
Hello Shirl, thanks for the update on your husband's eyes. Depending on the exact cause of his condition he may indeed be getting to where he will not need the shots any longer. My husband started on his in June of 2014. In late 2015 his doctor put him at 11-12 weeks apart for a couple times. The last time he put him at 4 months, used a smaller dose, and said my husband would go "on maintenance." So in his case, at least, there may never be a "need no more" but even at every few months, it is better than going blind. Best wishes and congratulations on the great news. Carol
107 days ago