CAROLJ35
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No, We Didn't Get Depressed!
Monday, November 26, 2012      7 comments

My mother passed away unexpectedly one year on Dec. 23rd and we considered it blessed. It was the only day of the year when the obituaries were not on the front page. The cover page was religious with Silent Night and manger scenes and the kid... Read more
RENEWING MY VOWS!!!
Saturday, October 27, 2012      17 comments

Yes, I am renewing my vows! Just arrived at winter home in FL on Friday afternoon, been busy unpacking, cleaning, and getting ready for the next 6 months. So I am renewing my vows in several areas: Get 2 walks a day - or one 30 min. walk and... Read more
OMG!!! I Ate My Way Through The Columbus Convention Center!!!
Tuesday, October 16, 2012      11 comments

Gordon Foods Company had their big food show in Columbus today and since our new DIL is involved in dietary field we all attended the show. Arrived before 10 AM, stayed until 3 PM and did not resist the samples in front of me, some healthy, som... Read more
I'LL NEVER WATCH JOY'S FIT CLUB AGAIN!!!
Monday, October 08, 2012      8 comments

She really makes me angry!!! She steals successful people from Spark People and acts as though they lost weight because she taught them how to do it. Never allows them to mention SP. I am proud of our members who are so successful they get o... Read more
CHERRY CRUMB UPSIDE DOWN PIE!!!
Friday, October 05, 2012      10 comments

I know this is Friday, but is it Friday, the 13th??? This morning I arose with lots of energy and had so many jobs started. Before house got too warm, I decided to make DH a cherry crumb pie. After all, I needed to use that one pie crust and... Read more
What Did We Do On Our 58th Wedding Anniversary???
Tuesday, September 11, 2012      14 comments

It was a gorgeous day in NC, one that reminded us that Fall is just around the corner. Was our 58th wedding anniversary and our son and wife's 18th. We all did the same thing - worked like fools!!! My husband worked hard outdoors cutting up ... Read more
MEETING SPARK FRIENDS
Wednesday, September 05, 2012      5 comments

Next Wednesday, Sept. 12, three Sparkers are meeting at the Durham Mall just off I-85. QUADMOM is from Texas, ADEWYNN is from Durham, and CAROLJ35 is from Wake Forest and this is the third time we have met in person. So neat to have Spark Fri... Read more
I Will Not Eat While Standing! I Will Not Eat.............
Friday, August 31, 2012      14 comments

Remember when the teacher used to make students write "I will not......." a hundred times??? That's what I need to do!!! Write "I will not eat while standing" over and over. Beginning this morning I will put nothing in my mouth (except beve... Read more
OOPS!!! Did I Forget The Meat???
Sunday, August 26, 2012      12 comments

Since DH and I had not had any pasta for some time we decided that would be a good Sunday evening dinner. So I sauteed 4 small (7 inch) zucchini with onion, garlic, lots of red, orange and yellow peppers, and plenty of herbs in a little olive o... Read more
Never Quit Pledge
Sunday, August 12, 2012      2 comments

Sunday, August 12, 2012 Never Quit Pledge Today, I promise I will not quit. I pledge that no matter, how many ups and downs I pass through, I will continue on my journey. I pledge to make a NEW START today, and forgive mys... Read more
Time to Face the Truth!!!
Sunday, August 12, 2012      6 comments

Company is all gone and now I must face reality as I have time to think in the quiet Lake House. Very upset with myself as I have not been so far off my eating program since I started SP. I am extremely tired and must get on the ball to get ri... Read more
Water Zumba
Saturday, July 28, 2012      8 comments

A Spark Friend said today she was doing Water Zumba and I thought that sounded great! Since I am in the pool several hours each day in this hot weather I decided to shake up my water aerobics and swimming with some zumba. Of course, I don't kn... Read more
SUCH GOOD NEWS ON MY RECENT BLOOD WORK!!!
Friday, July 20, 2012      8 comments

The words at the bottom of results from blood work done last week are: "Your cholesterol, hemoglobin A1c, thyroid and Vitamin D are all excellent". Isn't that good for a woman 76 years of age??? I owe my thanks to Spark People and to all o... Read more
What Happened? Can't schedule appointments!!!
Wednesday, June 20, 2012      8 comments

OMG Just tried to schedule appointments and that space is no longer there!!! I will miss that as I often used it!!! ... Read more
COMMITMENT TO SUMMER 5% CHALLENGE!!!
Thursday, June 07, 2012      4 comments

I am used to following a 1200-1500 calorie diet of healthy foods. It is those little cheats that get me in trouble so I will avoid sweets!!! Do you think it wise to shake up your diet once in a while and maybe follow South Beach or something e... Read more

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