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  • The Vegetable Garden is Planted!

    5/29/2016 8:14:20 PM, by GAILRUU

    It has been a busy month with lots of meetings, events and the yard and garden. Today I finally finished planting my garden. I have 6 kinds ... Read more


    5/22/2016 2:53:08 PM, by COACHMILLICAN

    I ate like **** after work yesterday. Perhaps eating a bit more here at work before I leave would help.  Get some more clif bars, that is a good ... Read more

  • Garden Fever

    5/5/2016 5:36:03 PM, by GAILRUU

    I headed out to the garden the first thing this morning and got the whole thing tilled twice. Then I planted my seed potatoes, 4 varieties not c... Read more

  • Goodbye to an Old Friend

    4/27/2016 8:55:32 PM, by GAILRUU

    Today was a sad one in our house. Our fifteen year old Shih Tzu has been having seizures and today was so lethargic we made the decision to have... Read more

  • Am I The Only One?

    4/24/2016 8:26:17 AM, by GAILRUU

    Yesterday I went to a workshop on gardening. It was fun and informative which is not the point of this blog. The question I have is "Am I the o... Read more

  • Spring Clean Up

    4/20/2016 10:55:13 AM, by GAILRUU

    One of my most satisfying exercises is to clean up my local rural roadside. This morning I walked half a mile and picked up winter trash from al... Read more

  • And Ten to Go!

    4/19/2016 8:09:12 PM, by GAILRUU

    I officially have 10 more pounds to go to get to my Weight Watchers goal. It has taken me nearly a year to get this far with a 37 plus pound los... Read more

  • The Birds are Singing, Flowers Blooming!

    4/16/2016 9:50:22 AM, by GAILRUU

    I love spring. I love gardening which is one reason and I enjoy walking along the road and through the woods to see what is happening. My day i... Read more

  • Slow but Progress Anyway

    4/4/2016 9:18:09 PM, by GAILRUU

    I weighed in at Weight Watchers today and got back to my lowest weight that I have reached there during this last 11 months with the program. Th... Read more

  • Determination

    3/21/2016 7:39:03 PM, by GAILRUU

    After my disheartening weigh in last week when I had a 4 pound weight gain, today was really encouraging. I not only lost that 4 pounds but anot... Read more

  • Rocky Week

    3/19/2016 9:40:44 PM, by GAILRUU

    I have been fighting a binge mentality all week. Today and yesterday have been fine so I am hoping that I have worked past it. I try to find so... Read more

  • Getting Back On Track

    3/14/2016 11:15:10 PM, by GAILRUU

    This last weekend was not a good one for my diet. I did track what I ate but had some lapses in good judgement and indulged a bit too much and w... Read more

  • A Few Compliments!

    3/6/2016 2:37:01 PM, by GAILRUU

    Today at church two people commented on how much weight I have lost, particularly in my face (although that wasn't the area I was concerned about... Read more

  • End of Winter Doldrums

    3/2/2016 9:18:21 AM, by GAILRUU

    I am doing my best to keep busy indoors and spend less time on the computer and more moving around. Last year I sat far too much and along with ... Read more

  • Another Good Week

    2/28/2016 8:49:33 PM, by GAILRUU

    I did a little cooking this week. I bought some Wonton skins and decided to experiment and see what i could do with them. I found one recipe fo... Read more

  • My first blog!

    2/28/2016 1:20:18 AM, by NMORIARTY8024

    This is my very first blog post ever. I'm not entirely sure what a "blog" is, but I keep a journal so I don't think it's much different. To... Read more

  • I Can't Remember How Long It Has Been

    2/25/2016 4:46:39 PM, by GAILRUU

    I quit tracking my food and exercise several years ago and of course the predictable outcome occurred. I gained all my weight back again. Forwa... Read more

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    New Plan - Half Way There!

    2/21/2016 11:01:54 AM, by COACHMILLICAN

    I am doing HealthyWage, where I'm challenging myself to lose 40# in six months. Well, guess what? It's been just over a month, and I'm half way t... Read more

  • Excuses

    2/6/2016 8:25:32 PM, by COACHMILLICAN

    It's the end of my workday. I play tricks with my mind oftentimes, making excuses for fast food, including rewards for surviving the week, or sim... Read more

  • All I Can Say is WOW!

    2/2/2016 11:44:07 AM, by LADYCASE2

    I have been gone. Off Spark People. Today something drew me back here and it has given me the opportunity to say, "WOW!" When I put in my curr... Read more

  • New plan--week 1

    1/24/2016 8:40:50 PM, by COACHMILLICAN

    Well, my new plan is working. Now, wait. This is only week one. We'll see if I can sustain this. Ya see, I've done this before. I know. I know. W... Read more

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    Damon Joined Healthy Wage

    1/17/2016 10:11:48 PM, by COACHMILLICAN

    I decided to join Healthywage.com. I will plunk down $20 a month, challenging myself to lose 40# in six months. If I win, (successfully lose the ... Read more

  • Healthy Wager

    1/16/2016 1:02:31 PM, by COACHMILLICAN

    I'm thinking of joining healthy wager. I could invest as little as $17/month for 6 months, and if I achieve my weight loss goal of 40#, I more t... Read more


    12/24/2015 12:40:39 PM, by COACHMILLICAN

    Another key to my weight loss efforts will be to know when I'm doing it right or wrong. This is tough, because true scientific results tend to be... Read more


    12/24/2015 12:26:05 PM, by COACHMILLICAN

    Another aspect of success regarding losing a bad habit, or of changing the bad to good, or simply acquiring a good habit is, I must prove I ... Read more


    12/24/2015 12:15:09 PM, by COACHMILLICAN

    So, I must delineate my emotional problems from my simple desire to lose weight. Regarding losing weight: I'm really not motivated to blog... Read more

  • Habits

    12/13/2015 6:30:04 PM, by COACHMILLICAN

    2015 is almost gone. Amazing how time marches on, but bad habits tend to stay entrenched. Amazing how like mice we are, still killing ourselves ... Read more

  • Journaling And the Artistic Life

    12/7/2015 10:18:23 PM, by COACHMILLICAN

    More entries from my 'morning pages': I get morose whenever I journal. I have literally programmed myself to go into negative, to presume t... Read more

  • Leading two separate lives

    12/7/2015 9:46:50 PM, by COACHMILLICAN

    Here are journal entries, that point to truths about myself: I see how much negative energy I inflate into my life. Sometimes, if I don't h... Read more

  • Treatment

    12/2/2015 3:50:28 PM, by COACHMILLICAN

    I know I post a lot about this--but really, a major-dude stumbling block for me seems to be my depression. Part of the problem is that I take bu... Read more

  • Thanksgiving

    11/26/2015 11:39:33 AM, by COACHMILLICAN

    Well hello, everyone. Sometimes I don't really know how to address this--I have a dozen or so friends on here that I know read these posts ... Read more

  • Prayers to the World

    11/14/2015 8:32:09 AM, by PARKSCANADA

    What terrible, horrible acts of violence against innocent people occurred in France last night. My heart goes out to all the families who were a... Read more

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    11/11/2015 11:30:18 PM, by COACHMILLICAN

    I'm at work, and I describe what's it's like when you catch a glimpse of yourself--perhaps a reflection in a glass door, and you are completely d... Read more

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    11/11/2015 10:29:03 PM, by COACHMILLICAN

    I discuss depression and how it sabotages weight loss and health efforts... Read more

  • Freedom

    11/4/2015 5:00:13 AM, by CINDYA1962

    There have been times when I could have just a bit of a treat and be OK. This is not one of them. Though I hate the word "abstinence ", there i... Read more

  • Patience is a virtue

    10/18/2015 3:46:44 PM, by JESSXOLAUREN

    Patience really is one of the most important parts of this journey. I went 4 months working out every single day and counting calories and did no... Read more

  • New Glasses Messing with My Head

    9/22/2015 9:02:42 PM, by PARKSCANADA

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  • New Glasses Messing with My Head

    9/20/2015 7:26:27 PM, by PARKSCANADA

    Picked up my glasses with the new prescription. They warned me that it would take a bit of an adjustment to get used to the new prescription and... Read more

  • A Nice Day for a Walk

    9/19/2015 6:45:52 PM, by PARKSCANADA

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  • Mail Delivery

    9/18/2015 4:23:53 PM, by PARKSCANADA

    Last day for home delivery in my neighbourhood. On Monday we switch to the Community boxes. It's okay and it's right across the street. Wonder... Read more

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