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  • Desert Blooms

    5/13/2017 2:45:55 PM, by ALIHIKES

    After my visit to lush green Western Oregon, I am back to my home in the high desert of Central Oregon. H and I hiked yesterday to Alder Springs.... Read more

  • End of first week of Atkins Phase 1

    5/13/2017 1:30:51 PM, by CATHYMARIE2014

    I am down 4.5 pounds this week. It was not a perfect week but every day I learned something about myself. De stressing myself is a goal I made... Read more

  • 5/12

    5/12/2017 10:31:15 AM, by 2TIRED2BTIRED

    It is a real frustrating thing to see me hang on so despritely to that which is killing me. Whether it is fat or a toxic relationship I don't le... Read more

  • Waterfalls!

    5/11/2017 8:44:51 PM, by ALIHIKES

    We spent a day hiking at Silver Falls state park (near Silverton, Oregon). The waterfall trail is AMAZING! We took the loop that visits 7 waterfa... Read more


    5/11/2017 12:23:46 PM, by ERIN_POSCH

    It's THURSDAY and I'm thankful for all my friends here that keep me up and running Read more

  • Oregon Gardens: Stunning!

    5/11/2017 12:23:35 AM, by ALIHIKES

    Pat, Jeanni, Barbara and I took a mini vacation to Oregon Gardens in Silverton Oregon. At the entrance, with Pat Read more

  • Back to It!

    5/10/2017 2:32:39 PM, by FERRISLL6

    I have fallen off the SP wagon sporadically in the last month or so. Luckily, though, I have not gained back any weight, so I suppose my habits h... Read more

  • 5/10

    5/10/2017 1:54:36 PM, by 2TIRED2BTIRED

    One of the most frustrating things about weight loss and trying to be health is the fact that your efforts lead to nowhere. Sure the first few we... Read more

  • Taking time for me

    5/10/2017 1:17:51 PM, by CATHYMARIE2014

    This is a start of my vacation, yes I am actually taking more than one day off. My boss encouraged me to take more time off, due to employee str... Read more

  • 5/9

    5/9/2017 3:00:53 PM, by 2TIRED2BTIRED

    It is so frustrating to make dinner and no one eats it. My 14 year old is notorious for not eating what I make. She eats junk food or no food. ... Read more

  • Tuesday's chuckle

    5/9/2017 10:08:57 AM, by CAT-IN-CJ

    Ready to hit the trail. Got to go back to the city ..... Read more

  • 5/8

    5/8/2017 5:33:49 PM, by 2TIRED2BTIRED

    The sun is shining and it isn't too hot. I like days like this. I was able to pay a debt down by $2000. It is a drop in the bucket, but it is ... Read more

  • Monday Monday

    5/8/2017 9:37:14 AM, by CATHYMARIE2014

    First day of a new week , I am ready to grip diabetes by the horns and kick it into remission. My husband helped me with my meal planning, and I... Read more

  • A New Goal for May

    5/8/2017 2:24:41 AM, by CJWORDPLAY

    I'm astonished that May is here already and it's ti... Read more

  • Return to Kah-Nee-Tah Trails

    5/8/2017 1:01:55 AM, by ALIHIKES

    I returned to hike the trails at Kah-Nee-Tah today, and I am so glad I went back. Golden bee plants were blooming all over the painted hills cany... Read more

  • 5/7

    5/7/2017 7:17:00 PM, by 2TIRED2BTIRED

    Yesterday was Marathon Day for my show. I love seeing the kids succeed and get better... but I am sad that I don't really think I make much of a... Read more

  • Wake up call

    5/7/2017 12:44:16 PM, by CATHYMARIE2014

    With my weight loss j ourney , my goal is also to get my diabetes into remission. Well, yesterday I had a wake up call and a health scare. ... Read more

  • Tam-A-Lau Trail: Challenging hike!

    5/6/2017 1:13:14 AM, by ALIHIKES

    H, Barbara and I hike the Tam-A-Lau trail above Lake Billy Chinook (in Central Oregon) today. It was a beautiful but challenging hike, about 8 mi... Read more

  • Let's Be Honest Here...

    5/5/2017 5:35:32 PM, by TAMYTOO

    I don't know that I'm ever really going to lose the weight. I try, then I stop. I get motivated, then I stop. I want to, I really do, but can't... Read more

  • 5/5

    5/5/2017 1:50:08 PM, by 2TIRED2BTIRED

    I have been working tons and have not had time for food prep. My husband, who is never home to eat dinner with me, complains that I am not making... Read more

  • Sunshine and better mood

    5/4/2017 2:27:02 PM, by CATHYMARIE2014

    Finally some sunshine here in Oregon! A little too warm for me, but I am not going to complain after it has been so cold and gray here. I th... Read more

  • 5/3

    5/3/2017 8:05:07 PM, by 2TIRED2BTIRED

    Today I was a sub again. I stopped at the store on the way to work and got a salad, some raspberries and a a fruit smoothie. I also tried a cou... Read more

  • How have I been?

    5/3/2017 9:44:33 AM, by CATHYMARIE2014

    How am I? Well to be honest I am not sure. I have been gaining weight instead of losing it, I am trying to de stress myself but guess what that... Read more

  • Still loosing

    5/3/2017 1:00:31 AM, by BLOUWHITE

    Although the scale numbers are slowly moving down, I'm glad to say I haven't given up. My size 16's are getting crazy loose so I'm very happy abo... Read more

  • Two Great Hikes! (and reality check ...)

    5/2/2017 8:32:27 PM, by ALIHIKES

    I enjoyed two great hikes this week. H and I hiked the loop trail at Wychus Creek Nature Preserve. Views down to the canyon were great. ... Read more

  • Forgotten Treasures in the Closet

    5/1/2017 9:13:11 PM, by SPICY23

    Looking back through some prior posts I found this observation: I have been 'noticing' thoughts I have about my meals and food choices and h... Read more

  • 5/1

    5/1/2017 10:43:22 AM, by 2TIRED2BTIRED

    April showers bring May flowers. I wish. I'm not feeling it today. I feel as alone as ever. I can't really bring myself to write 5 things I l... Read more

  • Finding Strength After Mental/Emotional/Psycholo
    gical Abuse

    4/30/2017 12:04:32 PM, by YANKEEINENGLAND

    Wow! This is really hard, admitting to myself that I have been emotionally, mentally and psychologically battered. I really tend to blame mysel... Read more

  • Roots, stems or leaves

    4/30/2017 11:04:16 AM, by CAT-IN-CJ

    Roots stay and give suport and nourishment. .. Stems/ branches are there as long as they get something from you, ... Leaves leave when the wind ... Read more

  • 4/29

    4/29/2017 11:12:47 PM, by 2TIRED2BTIRED

    It has been a long couple of days. I had tech day for my current show. That mean I worked all day yesterday on getting ready. I even missed ac... Read more

  • Positives About Me

    4/29/2017 5:57:43 AM, by CJWORDPLAY

    The Aspire & Inspire Team has been focusing on b... Read more

  • Pick a Tough Challenge

    4/29/2017 1:16:34 AM, by ALIHIKES

    SparkCoach suggested picking a tough challenge (not necessarily fitness or diet related) and plan steps to meet the challenge. My challenge for r... Read more

  • 4/27

    4/27/2017 3:10:28 PM, by 2TIRED2BTIRED

    Yesterday started early and ran late. I didn't have time to pee, let alone blog. I got lunch late. My friend was kind and got me a salad for d... Read more

  • Health Isues

    4/27/2017 3:17:55 AM, by BECKY672

    =171 Hi, I know it's been a while since I have been on.... I had started to do sit ups since the last blog, ...un... Read more

  • Great Basin National Park

    4/26/2017 2:02:50 PM, by ALIHIKES

    The final destination of our Southwest trip was Great Basin National Park in Nevada. This park is at a fairly high elevation (7,000 - over 10,000... Read more

  • 4/25

    4/25/2017 9:54:17 PM, by 2TIRED2BTIRED

    Feel awful today. Verigo. nausia. Still had to work. Don't really feel like eating or pretty much anything. Don't really feel any hope today... Read more

  • Back on the Saddle

    4/25/2017 7:30:50 PM, by CHELSEYG29

    Towards the end of last year I was doing so good, I had lost 30lbs and was on my way to a healthier me but then life happened and I lost focus. S... Read more

  • Antelope Canyon, Cedar Breaks road, and Parowan Gap

    4/25/2017 2:54:19 PM, by ALIHIKES

    Our trip to the Southwest continued, with glorious weather and new destinations. I had never been to Antelope Canyon (on the Navaho reservation, ... Read more

  • 4/24

    4/24/2017 10:49:21 PM, by 2TIRED2BTIRED

    I am tired today. I worked a s sub and then came home to teach voice. I asked #5 to help by putting spaghetti squash in the oven... it didn't h... Read more

  • Canyon de Chelly

    4/24/2017 12:28:20 PM, by ALIHIKES

    After Chaco Canyon, we traveled to Canyon de Chelly, another beautiful site with many Anasazi cliff houses and rock art. Canyon de Chelly is loca... Read more

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