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I woke up this morning, January 5th, 2020, weighing more than I have in years, 185 pounds. Over the past 3 months, I have gained about 15 pounds. The last 10 pounds during and after Christmas. I haven't anything in life that would make such a gain explainable. Life is good, just not with the scale. I want to catch this before it is another 15 pounds. I am really hoping for fast on fast off.

April 2, 2020. Well, it wasn't fast on fast off, just fast on. I have lost a little this year. This morning I was 175. I joined the Spring 5% Challenge and I am a Shooting Star. I hope this helps to get me back on track. The world is a different place than it was in January when I first joined Sparks. I am curious to see where it goes during the 8 weeks of the challenge. As much as I want to lose weight, it's not nearly as important as it was before the Covid-19.

September 6th, 2020.

Still 175 pounds. I didn't lose a thing since April. Well, the same 3 pounds about 100 times. We have been living with COVID for almost 6 months. Some countries have done better than others to keep it under control. One thing we all have in common is that we are tired of the restrictions, but saying that, we still have to live with them.

Member Since: 1/5/2020

Fitness Minutes: 8,426

My Goals:
I plan to be 150 pounds by June. ... Skip ahead to April 2. I could still do it. Skip farther ahead to September 6, I didn't come close. But I still trying. I have been told I can be very trying...

My Program:
Healthy food and exercise. I eat little flour, white sugar or red meat. I seldom have any prepared food, take out or restaurant food. I like to walk and walk 3 to 6 miles a day. ... April 2... this hasn't changed much, in fact, I'm not working much, for the next few months, I should be able to do more. September 6th, walking more and eating more. I have joined the Fall 5% Challenge, hopefully that will help get me back on track.

Personal Information:
My weight has been all over the scale. I have battled the bulge my entire life. I have been 250 pounds, and 140. The past few years I have stayed around 170, plus or minus a bit. I am a potter and have a part-time office job. We live in a rural village of about 250 people and I enjoy the slow and friendly pace of small-town living.

Other Information:
I am married. We have a blended family of 5 adult children and 5 grandchildren. Our kids have moved far and wide and we don't get together nearly as often as I would like. We have fur babies at home, 2 dogs that love to walk. They make it easy to get out there and get my walking in. I walk, they run.

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    Welcome to Friday once again! I got a call today to remind me that have a dental appointment next week, and of course, that got me quite down in the mouth. . . So to cheer myself up, I decided to brighten my outlook and smile with some dental jokes. After all good dental hygiene is no laughing matter. I hope these don't leave you with a bad impression, feeling numb, or in need of some laughing gas.

    What do you call a dentist that doesn't like tea?

    What is the most popular time for a dental appointment?
    At tooth hurty

    What the dental term for X-rays?
    Tooth pics

    What did the dentist say to his patient, the golf pro?
    You got a hole in one!

    What's the definition of a toothache?
    A pain in the mouth that sometimes drives people to extraction.

    What's the best way to get a job in the dentist's office?
    By word of mouth.

    What do you call a lecture from the dentist?
    His floss-ophy.

    Here are a couple more that should make you smile. . .

    My dentist was voted the #1 dentist in our county. All he got was a little plaque.

    A buddist monk went to the dentist, and he needed a cavity filled.
    He refused any novacaine or pain killers when they were offered.
    He decided to transcend dental medication.

    I guess these jokes must be getting a little long in the tooth, so I'll stop for now.
    But before I go, please tell me the tooth, the whole tooth, and nothing but the tooth . . .
    Did you REALLY like these jokes?
    Thanks for your support and encouragement this week, or just for dropping by to say Hi!
    Have a great day and a wonderful weekend!!!
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    I really LOVE muffins! Thank you! The weather is taking a chilly turn here this week,, looks like we are already heading into a deep freeze. Mittens and layers! emoticon emoticon emoticon
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    “Do What You Can With All You Have, Wherever You Are.” – Theodore Roosevelt

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