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  • Lonely Little Lina

    8/5/2016 8:11:22 AM, by JSTETSER

    Lonely Little Lina and Bruce the moose My grand ... Read more

  • Spark people.com 4 years on

    8/5/2016 7:04:32 AM, by FBAILEY24X

    Ok so I've been an active member of spark people for 4 years plus. This is my first ever blog post because there are a few things that I've le... Read more

  • OH Canada!

    8/4/2016 8:16:25 AM, by JSTETSER

    Yesterday we took a trip to the town of La Patrie, Canada. First we hiked along the Fourth Connecticut Lake. It is really more of a swamp, but ... Read more

  • And on and on

    8/3/2016 9:24:15 PM, by LADYIRISH317

    Yesterday they used a lift to put me into a wheelchair so I was able to leave my room for only the second time in almost three months. Unfortunat... Read more

  • Ramblewood

    8/3/2016 8:06:51 AM, by JSTETSER

    Camping at Bramblewood in Pittsburg, NH Solit... Read more

  • Ladies and Gent Friend, I Gained 10 Pounds Back

    8/2/2016 11:06:45 AM, by MARIAJESTRADA

    I knew the weight gain was coming because I couldn't maintain that eating plan forever, but I had to fall on my face. Why? To learn a real path... Read more

  • Meeting Andrew and Moose

    8/2/2016 6:40:01 AM, by JSTETSER

    Meeting Andrew Yesterday, while camping at Moose Brook State Park in Gorham, NH, I met Andrew Zboray. He was the manager of Monadnock, State P... Read more

  • Finding Peace With Technology

    8/1/2016 6:50:15 AM, by JSTETSER

    Finding peace with Technology Yesterday I visited my grandkids, cellphones, iPads, tablets and all. I found a new approach to dealing with ... Read more

  • Thoughtfulness

    7/31/2016 5:50:24 AM, by JSTETSER

    Yesterday I received a very thoughtful compliment on a gift that I had given. The compliment came from someone who has a hectic life. I know th... Read more

  • Bear-ly a Meeting!

    7/30/2016 5:42:20 AM, by JSTETSER

    Yesterday I went for a bike ride in the morning and was startled to see a 250 pound bear 20 feet in front of me. Read more

  • Letting History Repeat Itself

    7/29/2016 5:47:25 AM, by JSTETSER

    I found a place that I love to hike to, and have visited it probably a dozen times. Three times, I've spent the night there. Here is the story ... Read more

  • My Summertime Boot Camp

    7/28/2016 5:38:02 AM, by JSTETSER

    This summer I have decided to make my health a priority. I have created my own boot camp workout program.. Here is what my program looks like: ... Read more

  • Visiting with the cellphone distracted

    7/27/2016 5:42:50 AM, by JSTETSER

    I have a difficult situation coming up next week. I will be visiting with some lovely people who do not put down their phones when we arrive. ... Read more

  • Visiting my Son

    7/26/2016 5:39:36 AM, by JSTETSER

    Family visits Well, I just had a great visit with my son, DIL, and baby Shiloh Rose. The joy of holding my grandchild in my arms, and seeing h... Read more

  • Babies

    7/25/2016 5:54:37 AM, by JSTETSER

    It is such a pleasure to see a young family grow and change to gather as they care for a young child. Read more

  • The ride to Jersey

    7/24/2016 6:46:56 AM, by JSTETSER

    Yesterday I took the train th New Jersey, and will spend some time visiting with my son, daughter in law, and grand daughter Shiloh Rose. The 7... Read more

  • Daisies

    7/23/2016 5:29:21 AM, by JSTETSER

    Flowers for me and for you, my friend It’s so good to be with you again! Spending the day both walking and talking. We’ll discuss the day,... Read more

  • Marvelous Marilyn

    7/22/2016 5:26:49 AM, by JSTETSER

    JFES has a great gardener. She raises much more than f... Read more

  • The Baseball Stretch!

    7/21/2016 5:54:41 AM, by JSTETSER

    Last night the Red Sox won 11-7. I won too. I was victorious over my stiff muscles, thanks in part TO THE BALL GAME. Every ball game is my ti... Read more

  • Making Today Count

    7/20/2016 5:38:10 AM, by JSTETSER

    Every day is a new day to bring about change in your life. Choose something important, and do it! One day those small everyday changes will bec... Read more

  • DD: Keep on smiling!

    7/19/2016 5:31:06 AM, by JSTETSER

    On Monday morning, I made my weekly 100 mile trip down to see my 94 year old Mom. As I did, I took the time to stop in at the Dunkin Donuts in ... Read more

  • My New Old Machine

    7/18/2016 5:26:34 AM, by JSTETSER

    I am getting ready to learn how to make leather gloves and mittens that will be lined with rabbit fur. They should be beautiful, once I learn th... Read more

  • Falling of the "Healthy Eating" Wagon

    7/17/2016 5:40:15 AM, by JSTETSER

    Last night my friends had an anniversary party, and I just seemed to forget for the night that I have Type II Diabetes, and am maintaining my hea... Read more

  • So...

    7/16/2016 4:11:41 PM, by LADYIRISH317

    There seems to be some movement regarding therapy. The social worker met with me to discuss my activity levels before I got sick. He's composing ... Read more

  • Find the joy!

    7/16/2016 10:54:36 AM, by JSTETSER

    It is worth taking time each day to focus on the joy.... Read more

  • Working on Cleaning and Getting Grades in

    7/15/2016 10:29:48 AM, by MARIAJESTRADA

    Today, I am going to work on cleaning the house when I get home after a long meeting. That should help me start packing for our week-long trip, ... Read more

  • My John

    7/15/2016 5:38:19 AM, by JSTETSER

    Where would I ever be without my buddy and best friend? He hikes with me and bikes with me. He is my confidant and counselor. Read more

  • The Woodpile Workout

    7/14/2016 5:47:18 AM, by JSTETSER

    Yesterday the long awaited wood truck arrived with our two cords of winter wood. Read more

  • Stopped Crying (Not Literally) about the Five Pounds I Gained

    7/13/2016 8:25:03 AM, by MARIAJESTRADA

    I knew it was coming, and frankly, should be grateful I have not gained more given all the parties and cook outs and "occasional" beers. So,... Read more

  • The Daily Workout

    7/13/2016 5:43:00 AM, by JSTETSER

    The Daily Workout It's just something that is a part of my routine. I get up early and put on my workout clothes. I stretch in front of the ... Read more

  • Keeping on, Drinking Water

    7/12/2016 9:20:13 AM, by MARIAJESTRADA

    Sticking with it and prioritizing water today. On a downer, I gained 5 pounds back. :( (1) Make the best possible food choices genuine... Read more

  • First attempts

    7/12/2016 5:35:17 AM, by JSTETSER

    Trying anything for the first time means that the outcome will be less than perfection. still, I struggled with making a pair of gloves for th... Read more

  • Trying the Middle Road, Again

    7/11/2016 9:03:18 AM, by MARIAJESTRADA

    Reality check, Those 30 pounds I lost are coming back. How do I know? That skirt that was fitting ever so well got caught on my left thigh... Read more

  • Nature!

    7/11/2016 5:37:20 AM, by JSTETSER

    Nature is not a place, it is home! We all need nature, and giving back is so important. That is why I consider Trails Week an important event. ... Read more

  • ANTS!

    7/10/2016 5:44:45 AM, by JSTETSER

    Here in Hillsboro, NH, it is ant season. Ants come into my house, looking for food. At my home, there is a war between me, cleaning the kitchen... Read more

  • A Daisy of a Day

    7/9/2016 6:08:59 AM, by JSTETSER

    Friday was my rest day, and at first, I was not thrilled with it. I like working out. I love my runs and bike rides and hikes and swims. Takin... Read more

  • Making things RIGHT!

    7/8/2016 5:23:27 AM, by JSTETSER

    Last Friday, we had a great meal at Pedrasa's Restaurant in Keene, and had a wonderful waitress named Liz. When we went to pay, we used a gift c... Read more

  • Dear Kids and Grandkids...

    7/7/2016 5:35:14 AM, by JSTETSER

    Dear kids and Grandkids, Maybe you don't realize it, but you are very important to me. You are love, talked about, thought about, and planned ... Read more

  • Just one more step!

    7/6/2016 5:27:03 AM, by JSTETSER

    Just one more step! Okay friends! Today let’s give it all we’ve got! One more push-up, one more step, one less “sweet treat”. Today is the d... Read more

  • Today's Push Forward

    7/5/2016 5:36:50 AM, by JSTETSER

    I have a great friend who motivates me to keep moving and to push forward in my life. Sue is my massage therapist, and a whole lot more! She is... Read more

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