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Close, But Didn't Quite Make My June 23rd Goal.
Friday, June 24, 2016      15 comments

Well, my doctor visit was yesterday and although I didn't make the weight loss goal I had set for myself (15 pounds), I lost 13 pounds and that put me in the healthy BMI range. I now measure 24.5 and I am pleased with that. I had set this goal t... Read more
My First Giant Swallowtail Of The Season!
Saturday, June 04, 2016      17 comments

Hi Spark Friends! I just wanted to share the joy of seeing these new giant swallowtails. ... Read more
The Swan (namedSwanson) Has Become A Daily Fixture!
Friday, April 15, 2016      12 comments

Since I was told the swan was a male, my friend Jen suggested the name Swanson. I liked it and it stuck. Anyway, Swanson has become so accustomed to us feeding him that he will wait at the back door until someone brings him lettuce or bread. He ... Read more
Spring Is Here!
Friday, April 08, 2016      10 comments

It is beautiful out and the monarch butterflies are thriving! This is our first batch of monarchs for 2016. We released twelve of them and two gul... Read more
Determined To Lose 15 Pounds By June!
Tuesday, March 08, 2016      17 comments

I have found that I am most motivated when I have some kind of challenge to shoot for. Well, I really have a goal to lose 15 pounds by June 23rd. That is the date of my next doctor appointment. I am currently taking statins for high cholest... Read more
Starting Again in 2016
Sunday, January 24, 2016      17 comments

Although I met my weight goal in June of 2015, I apparently didn't learn how to eat when I am not trying to lose weight. My blood pressure is up again and my cholesterol is also high. I am trying to handle both these conditions without medicatio... Read more
My Christmas Race
Monday, January 11, 2016      6 comments

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My Christmas Race!
Monday, January 11, 2016      9 comments

It was cold, my knees were hurting and I hadn't done a race in a year. All those things added together would make it seem like the last thing you should do at Christmas time is to enter a race. But, this was a special race and I really wanted to... Read more
I Want To Wear My Jeans Inside Out!
Sunday, September 13, 2015      16 comments

I know it sounds weird, but I am so freaking happy to be wearing a size 4!!!! Never in my life did I think I would wear that small a size. In my 20s, I wore a size 10 and I was in good shape. I weighed ten pounds less than I do now, but I think ... Read more
I Made The News!
Saturday, August 15, 2015      22 comments

ardening-for/2241385 Two weeks ago, the Tampa Bay Times came out to the house to interview me. There is a... Read more
My Birthday Butterfly Bench!
Monday, June 01, 2015      14 comments

I had seen and sat on a bench like this at the Botanical Gardens. After posting a picture, several people said the bench was really me. That made Vince start looking and he found this bench on Amazon. He put it together and ordered the separate ... Read more
First Giant Swallowtail of the Season - Actually, They Were Twins!
Friday, May 29, 2015      12 comments

Our first Giant Swallowtail Still in the cage whe... Read more
Reflecting Back On Seven Years With Sparkpeople!
Thursday, May 07, 2015      10 comments

I have to say, this is probably the longest I have ever stuck with anything, so there has to be something to it. I think first and foremost are the friendships that are formed. Some came and went, but I have also made some friends that I am sur... Read more
First New Swallowtail Eggs Of The Season!
Sunday, April 26, 2015      8 comments

You know butterfly season is in full swing when the Swallowtails come back to lay eggs. These are our first new eggs this season and I am thrilled that the beautiful Swall... Read more
My Bingo Pictures
Friday, April 24, 2015      7 comments

The little lake behind our house. One of my beautiful Swallowtails ... Read more

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