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RAYLINSTEPHENS
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Happy Easter, Happy Spring!
Sunday, April 04, 2010      21 comments

The only holidays I know of are Passover & Easter - and I wish everyone a happy holiday of their own choosing! My dad is doing much better! He has become afraid of sleeping pills and we now believe he was addicted to the Ambien which is wh... Read more
One Day At A Time!
Wednesday, March 31, 2010      20 comments

One Day At A Time! This holds true for so many things! I first heard it at an Overeaters Anonymous meeting. Then I heard it in a song. It has become my mantra. When my mother died 6 years ago, I started assisting my dad. Words ar... Read more
Priorities.
Monday, March 29, 2010      25 comments

I have had to accept some serious decisions this past month - I have to set priorities in my life. My father is getting weaker and needs me more than before. His health is paramount to me. My DH has to fit somewhere into my day. He s... Read more
I tried it - - - and it does seem to work!
Thursday, March 25, 2010      8 comments

After reading Ruby-Doo's reply and re-reading her suggestion and the blog I tried something similar I think. I don't know if this is what Ruby-Doo and her friend are doing - but here goes: I eat 1800 calories daily (on average) and I ... Read more
"Why can't I just use the sedentary BMR?" - a question I am asked a lot.
Wednesday, March 24, 2010      11 comments

Yesterday I read a blog that was identical to a posting on the message board at By The Numbers the day before. While identical, they were by 2 different members. I am not going to say who & what exactly, but the gist of it was, "why can't ... Read more
Do you love you as much as I love you?
Tuesday, March 23, 2010      18 comments

I started having heart flutters and knew that was the beginning of heart problems, just like my dad. I am type A blood which means very thick with extra platelets and I have tiny veins which means a little plaque would stop up my veins pr... Read more
Back on track - yet again!
Monday, March 22, 2010      20 comments

I just seem to have "off" days when I cannot get out to walk and/or my dad falls again. Yesterday was both. However, I knew I would have no problem staying on track today and I didn't! I even have a healthy CDE for the day, 595, and... Read more
The Wave
Monday, March 15, 2010      12 comments

... so they go way too fast for me! I contacted The Firm to ask about beginner workouts. In the meantime, I found a great website with some Free Tutorial Videos to use with The Step - I am downloading them to my RealPlayer. ww... Read more
How many hours to spend online at SparkPeople?
Saturday, March 13, 2010      23 comments

I am having to reallocate some of my time. Spring and Summer are on the way and I am going to be doing much more walking outside as well as trying to find time to do more of my exercise DVD's. Please bear with me as I try to prioritize my ... Read more
The Wave
Wednesday, March 10, 2010      23 comments

My picture is from the DVD cover. But The Wave Board is inside the box, along with a non-slip mat and the DVD's. - the box is too large for my scanner, lol. Here's the S... Read more
Negativity really is counterproductive.
Saturday, March 06, 2010      23 comments

Looking in the mirror with disgust is probably the worst thing anyone can do. We are who we are. We are what we are. At my highest weight I could still find things in myself to not only like but to admire. I am honest. I do not lie, che... Read more
... And the Award goes to:
Wednesday, March 03, 2010      22 comments

To the Victor go the Spoils! I see by my Friends Feed that everyone is receiving Perfect Attendance & Consistency awards today!! It reminded me of winning a lottery - you have to be in it to win it. With SP you have to keep comin... Read more
Oh No! 2 More Feet of Snow!!
Monday, March 01, 2010      19 comments

My b-i-l sent this to me today and I just thought it was too cute! I tell you all now, up front, feel free to copy it and blog it yourself if you want to. This is NOT my picture, it is a picture being emailed all over the WWW. For any... Read more
Brand new, second-hand StoveTop!
Thursday, February 25, 2010      20 comments

So I went shopping and came home with a new Range, Flat top cooking area. Couldn't get to sleep - just had this annoying feeling it was wrong. I told DH and took the stove back yesterday morning. For 20 years I have hated my StoveTop,... Read more
Dental Cleanings for DH & Me and no problems!!
Wednesday, February 24, 2010      8 comments

It has been a long time since neither of us had to have any work done! WooHoo! Only have to pay for the cleanings!!... Read more

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