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  • WHY?

    7/22/2017 8:53:30 PM, by ESMERELDA1220

    Why do I feel so exhausted again. I know I have to stay away from the computer in the morning, but why does that put me to sleep? I can do some t... Read more

  • MUSIC!

    7/17/2017 8:11:37 PM, by ESMERELDA1220

    I forgot too mention how much music has done for me in the past few weeks... I have my favorites in different playlists and enjoy them when I get... Read more

  • WHAT TO DO....

    7/17/2017 8:05:23 PM, by ESMERELDA1220

    Yes, I'm more awake than I have been. I think the pain all over my body and the sleep are the most annoying. At least I'm keeping up with the doc... Read more

  • DH Retired!

    7/5/2017 7:05:54 PM, by GRANDMABABA

    My husband retired five days ago. Today was out first day without house guests. It will take time to figure out our new life, but we are so exc... Read more

  • Commit Decide Succeed

    6/25/2017 8:11:46 PM, by LUCKEE40

    If you have ever purchased anything from Team Beachbody you may have seen these words on the delivery box.. Decide. Commit. Succeed. I saw them t... Read more

  • Hot!

    6/20/2017 1:13:11 PM, by GRANDMABABA

    Summer heat has hit. So, walking less outdoors and doing more inside these days. Have to wear a heart monitor for 30 days (on day 6) so wearing... Read more

  • Changing gears...

    6/5/2017 4:46:05 PM, by GRANDMABABA

    My husband is retiring in about three weeks. We are so looking forward to doing even more together as time goes on. Our kids and their kids wil... Read more

  • At goal doesn't mean not paying attention!

    5/30/2017 2:24:57 PM, by GRANDMABABA

    I don't track every bite every day anymore, but I do track. I don't obsess over steps, but I continue to walk far beyond the 10,000 steps each d... Read more

  • Walking

    5/25/2017 11:59:47 AM, by LOOKINGPAST

    Today Katie (my PT) and I walked 0.7 mile. Not too shabby for someone with two new knees!!... Read more

  • Next stop...cardiologist!

    5/24/2017 6:58:49 PM, by GRANDMABABA

    I've complained of dizziness and blacking out since I was a kid. Was told I had a little murmur and to not worry. I thought all my falling down... Read more

  • DH is retiring...

    5/9/2017 2:30:14 PM, by GRANDMABABA

    My husband is retiring the end of June. I'm so excited for him and for us. I hope to surprise him with a cruise that includes our kids and gran... Read more

  • Another Grandson Event to Cheer!

    5/3/2017 5:31:41 PM, by GRANDMABABA

    Last evening I got to attend a middle school scholar awards banquet honoring my oldest grandson. It was a semi-formal event. It was fun to see ... Read more

  • Walk, walk, walk and walk some more!

    5/1/2017 4:32:24 PM, by GRANDMABABA

    Did a 3 mile MS walk Saturday followed by a few more miles getting from place to place at other activities. My favorite walk was with my second ... Read more

  • Ultimate Reset Results and it's May!!

    4/30/2017 11:26:57 PM, by LUCKEE40

    I did it! I did one of the most challenging, rewarding experience! I made it through 21 days of eating the most clean I have ever eaten in my lif... Read more

  • A Long Way to Go

    4/24/2017 10:10:20 PM, by BRENCESS914

    I have 80 pound to lose until I reach my goal weight. I've never been so far from what I wanted to weigh before. I blame several things for my si... Read more

  • Reminding myself...

    4/24/2017 4:17:05 PM, by GRANDMABABA

    I find great encouragement in reminding myself how far I've come. Remembering challenges and triumphs help me to want to continue working toward... Read more

  • Catching Up

    4/23/2017 4:46:24 PM, by BEENHEREB4

    Since my last blog entry, life has been quite a roller coaster. We finished the work at our daughter's house. The "Where the Wild Things Are" t... Read more

  • Cool, but great day to walk

    4/22/2017 4:31:17 PM, by GRANDMABABA

    My husband and I cheered our daughter on to her marathon victory (won her age division) today. I took her special water to her at two locations ... Read more

  • Gotta Stay on track despite a couple added challenges!

    4/20/2017 10:05:10 PM, by GRANDMABABA

    Too much salt and not enough water led to a couple extra pounds. I know they will stop away, but I do frustrate myself when I know better. But,... Read more

  • We are worth it

    4/19/2017 4:55:34 PM, by GRANDMABABA

    We are worth every healthy choice we make. When I make a choice that is not good for my body, my mind or my spirit I always deal with at least a... Read more

  • Another Beginning

    4/18/2017 12:35:36 PM, by GRANDMABABA

    Now that I'm healing from surgery to repair my shattered right wrist I am ready to begin weight training again as well as increase cardio. I am ... Read more

  • Just for today...

    4/17/2017 1:59:11 PM, by GRANDMABABA

    I'm learning maintenance and one thing that works for me is to not look too far ahead. I hold myself accountable just for today for nutrition, e... Read more

  • Grandkids +

    4/13/2017 7:04:42 PM, by GRANDMABABA

    Our son and family were here the last four days. We got together with our local daughter and her family as much as possible. Her one and his tw... Read more

  • HELLO, I'M BACK FROM THE SLEEP ZONE

    4/6/2017 8:25:06 AM, by ESMERELDA1220

    I'm finally awake. For about 3 months l slept 20 hrs a... Read more

  • Day 2/21 Ultimate Reset

    4/4/2017 10:38:49 PM, by LUCKEE40

    I made it to day 2! I woke up kind of feeling eh, not really depressed, but just not feeling myself. The Ultimate Reset book talks about the emot... Read more

  • Shattered wrist update

    4/3/2017 10:46:22 PM, by GRANDMABABA

    Got splint off today. May still need it some. X-rays show surgery is healing well. Plate and all the screws are doing their jobs. However, th... Read more

  • Day 1/21 Ultimate Reset

    4/3/2017 10:40:58 PM, by LUCKEE40

    Today was the first day and I have to say it went pretty good. I cannot believe how much food there was today! I didn't have my morning snack, (w... Read more

  • Ultimate Reset

    4/2/2017 7:52:07 PM, by LUCKEE40

    I finally decided to do it, I am pushing to reset button on my nutrition. I am not going to lie, nutrition is still something I struggle with. I ... Read more

  • Challenges of maintenance...

    4/2/2017 6:38:32 PM, by GRANDMABABA

    ...I thought when I hit my goal it would suddenly become a much easier journey. Surprise! I've continued to lose weight and am getting a bit an... Read more

  • Four days of eating differently...

    3/30/2017 12:15:51 AM, by GRANDMABABA

    My husband and I flew out to pack up items we are bringing home or shipping to our kids from my mother-in-law's home. We ended up eating pizza a... Read more

  • I'VE BEEN HYBERNATING!

    3/27/2017 11:30:56 PM, by ESMERELDA1220

    I've been very lucky with my MS...I can still walk and my hand still have slight tremors, but I can use them now...but this year, starting after ... Read more

  • Four days eating out will be a good test?

    3/23/2017 9:56:05 PM, by GRANDMABABA

    We are going out of town for four days to pack up part of my mother-in-law's house so my husband's brother and sister can move forward with havin... Read more

  • Up to travel?

    3/21/2017 2:28:33 PM, by GRANDMABABA

    Wrist pain and swelling continue and will have splint for at least two more weeks. However, we need to fly out to pack up my mother-in-law's hou... Read more

  • Spring Cleaning Me!

    3/20/2017 2:49:43 PM, by GRANDMABABA

    As I start spring cleaning it is a somewhat different task this year. I still must do my home, but that includes cleaning out closets and dresse... Read more

  • Luckee 40!

    3/19/2017 7:43:35 PM, by LUCKEE40

    Well I did it, I am now fourty flirty and thriving, (doesn't work the same as 30, but you get it). When I chose my screen name of luckee40 ... Read more

  • One day at a time...

    3/16/2017 2:10:42 PM, by GRANDMABABA

    That is a good way to look at any challenge that will take some time. Whether it's a school or work goal, planning a wedding, raising a child, m... Read more

  • Caught a bug...still walking.

    3/13/2017 3:03:10 PM, by GRANDMABABA

    Caught a bug while out to some appointments and events the last few days. Today I'm so weak and have a sore throat. Drinking extra water and wa... Read more

  • Happy weekend!

    3/10/2017 5:56:41 PM, by GRANDMABABA

    Spring will soon be here. Flowers are popping up and the days are getting longer and somewhat warmer! Hope everybody has an awesome weekend. I... Read more

  • Surgery follow-up

    3/8/2017 6:01:14 PM, by GRANDMABABA

    Surgeon called me Humpty Dumpty as he described the puzzle of putting shattered bones back together as best as he could. Discarded pieces that w... Read more

  • more successful than Humpty Dumpty

    3/7/2017 6:39:23 PM, by GRANDMABABA

    Three weeks ago I shattered my right wrist. At surgery follow-up yesterday the doctor detailed what he did. There were so many small fragments ... Read more

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