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  • My world is full of helpers

    8/2/2015 12:08:00 AM, by SBECKER526

    I feel so blessed to have the support that I need. Friends who are witnessing my advanced directive for my doctors and new residence. Senior ... Read more

  • Fixing up to sell

    7/31/2015 11:39:54 PM, by SBECKER526

    I had a list of 4 things that my realtor recommended to have fixed prior to putting the house up for sale. I contacted my friend who is a painte... Read more

  • Portion Control is Tough!

    7/31/2015 2:01:30 AM, by EOWYN2424

    There have been many times when I wish I didn't have SUCH a good apetite! I know I have too many snacks in any given day! It's like I am hungry A... Read more

  • Getting closer to deciding what to take

    7/25/2015 11:20:38 PM, by SBECKER526

    I have most of the boxes in the attic checked. I had a few surprises. I diagrammed my storaige area and then measured the size of my tote. I h... Read more

  • Finalist in Silver Sneaker Inspiration Award

    7/21/2015 11:32:13 PM, by SBECKER526

    My gym nominated me as a candidate for the Richard Swanson Award from Silver Sneakers. I made it to a finalist position. If you are willing, wo... Read more

  • Seeking Balance!

    7/20/2015 10:48:45 PM, by SBECKER526

    I went out with some friends Sunday and Monday. I enjoyed their company and thoughts. We went for walks at the Rodale Institute and Gring's Mil... Read more

  • Two Truths and a Dream

    7/19/2015 5:44:27 PM, by ORCHIDLADY56

    Our challenge for the Biggest Loser Diamonds team, week six , is to post two truths and one dream. The challenge is to figure which is true and ... Read more

  • Updates

    7/17/2015 8:00:00 PM, by CHANGING4ME49

    I's been 2 and a half weeks since I last posted. So I thought I should do an all around update. Health Update: Down 5 lbs. Not as easy as I... Read more

  • 7 weeks to move

    7/15/2015 5:45:16 PM, by SBECKER526

    This is the main entrance of our residence. Our apar... Read more


    7/13/2015 12:03:39 PM, by I.M.MAGIC

    I'm living in a motel right now, which can't last for too long or I'll be in trouble again... but it works for now. I DO have my laptop up and... Read more

  • Happy 36th Birthday to my beautiful daughter Richelle!!!

    7/13/2015 8:24:16 AM, by MOMMA_BEAR_69

    Happy, Happy Birthday Richelle!!! (POOH_BEAR_69 on SP) It is so hard to believe that it was 36 years ago the Lord blessed me with my second beaut... Read more

  • A step back in time......

    7/12/2015 4:29:21 PM, by ORCHIDLADY56

    Years ago, I loved to sew, quilt and embroider - and I do mean years ago - probably 20 to 25. I kind of got out of the habit, as things in life h... Read more

  • My past month

    7/9/2015 12:56:52 PM, by K1TT3N

    Well to start off , I will say I am still on the down side, as in my weight is still dropping and that is great, I feel good , I am moving alot, ... Read more

  • Moving ahead

    7/8/2015 10:57:19 PM, by SBECKER526

    The interview was great. We saw the apartment again. Did some measurements. Worked on plans. Enjoyed dinner and social hour with residents. ... Read more

  • Transitional time

    7/3/2015 9:26:27 AM, by SBECKER526

    We have an interview with the medical director and social worker of the Highlands at Wyomissing soon. I am eager for that interview and approach... Read more

  • dialysis. 2nd July 2015

    7/2/2015 6:26:43 AM, by WENDYJM4

    hi everyone, been extremely busy but I have some disappointing news. Now for my news, I had a blood test last Friday and got the results on... Read more

  • Finally A Near Perfect Day

    6/29/2015 8:06:54 PM, by CHANGING4ME49

    After 10 days of trying all or nothing, I finally completed a nearly PERFECT DAY! I counted off from absolute perfection because I didn't get in ... Read more

  • Lisa's gift from the heart

    6/28/2015 11:33:09 PM, by SBECKER526

    I am blessed with a wonderful and compassionate friend who gave me the best birthday present, A Day at the Beach. I am my husband's dialysis nur... Read more

  • Step by step

    6/24/2015 11:51:42 PM, by SBECKER526

    I was feeling quite overwhelmed. I am doing better. Each day I tackle one item - closet, drawers in a chest, or a box in the attic. Gentle pro... Read more

  • Durian season is starting!

    6/22/2015 6:01:00 AM, by EOWYN2424

    My Dad bought some good quality durian today. One of the earliest harvests. Durian season is officially July-August. It's now late June, so duria... Read more

  • The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

    6/20/2015 2:33:59 PM, by CHANGING4ME49

    THE GOOD consists of my newly formed motivation and determination to get back down to it. I know - know, it has taken me a really long time to g... Read more

  • A Workout Surprise!

    6/20/2015 11:07:39 AM, by EOWYN2424

    I have been a little naughty today! I kept watching youtube vids till I had no time to get a good cardio workout! Well, actually, it was a hot da... Read more

  • Worked on downsizing

    6/19/2015 11:10:26 PM, by SBECKER526

    I got wonderful tips on making the most of my apartment. Bob's dialysis supplies (28 boxes) will fit in 1/2 of the closet of our bedroom. I wil... Read more

  • A bad day!

    6/19/2015 9:38:15 AM, by EOWYN2424

    I went for dialysis in the 2nd shift today, officially 11am to 3pm. But I went early, and started at 9.30am, I finished at 1.30pm. When the staff... Read more

  • Quick note...

    6/17/2015 8:34:47 PM, by I.M.MAGIC

    Another disaster. It's so commonplace now, I'm not even surprised. I've been without running water for over a week. I'm carting in ju... Read more

  • Feeling some better

    6/16/2015 11:43:57 PM, by SBECKER526

    We made a formal application to the Highlands after touring our apartment. I went to get a massage and then could not stop sobbing. My home mea... Read more

  • More things to do!

    6/14/2015 12:19:47 PM, by SBECKER526

    Still waiting to get the feedback on my financial disclosures and my application to a retirement community. I may have to wait awhile. That wil... Read more

  • June Update

    6/12/2015 9:26:56 AM, by CHANGING4ME49

    I know that it has been a while. Have had some computer problems to deal with. Here is a brief update. UNC has pushed back some of my medic... Read more

  • The long overdue report of my Ipoh daytrip!

    6/11/2015 10:59:41 PM, by EOWYN2424

    I went to Ipoh (a small town in Peninsular Malaysia) last Saturday with my Mom and an Aunt. It was fun! I had lots of nice food and we also bough... Read more

  • Mindful of busyness

    6/8/2015 11:00:42 PM, by SBECKER526

    I am really working at using my time wisely. I tend to over schedule myself. Now I am putting meetings, appointments, exercise times in my sche... Read more

  • Adding Tabata Style Workouts to my Fitness Plan!

    5/30/2015 11:24:35 AM, by EOWYN2424

    I found a whole bunch of these Tabata or HIIT workouts on Youtube! I also some Barre ones! There are so many free workouts that I can keep changi... Read more

  • Recycling So Much

    5/29/2015 5:54:13 PM, by SBECKER526

    Our house is noticeably downsized with stuff. I feel so good about helping people while I have no RA pain. To date: 1. 26 boxes of books... Read more

  • Quiet Memorial Day Weekend

    5/23/2015 6:48:20 PM, by SBECKER526

    The last month has been so busy that Bob and I decided to enjoy 3 days at home. We feasted on hot days, watermelon and corn today. Tomorrow we ... Read more

  • Smiling--the SUN is out!

    5/22/2015 1:57:26 PM, by I.M.MAGIC

    Anyone who knows where I live KNOWS how rare it is this time of year! LOL I still haven't found a place yet, and TODAY is the auctio... Read more

  • My plan!

    5/20/2015 5:00:19 AM, by EOWYN2424

    I will do a workout DVD, take a long walk or do youtube workouts for a minimum of 40 minutes at least 4 times a week. The walks will be at least ... Read more

  • Decision Has Finally Been Made

    5/19/2015 7:30:23 PM, by CHANGING4ME49

    That is... just where will the daughter be getting married? After weeks of hearing Charleston SC , Las Vegas, Niagara Falls and her and Dan, futu... Read more

  • Zumba-thon

    5/17/2015 9:38:50 PM, by SBECKER526

    My wellness center held a Zumba-thon yesterday for 2 hours. I hesitated going to classes as I felt so tired. I paid my entrance fee and decided... Read more

  • I know I need to work on my character.....

    5/17/2015 9:41:13 AM, by EOWYN2424

    esp self control, patience and gentleness. I also need to learn to be more patient with my parents because they are getting old and hence, they a... Read more

  • working on my home

    5/16/2015 11:19:33 PM, by SBECKER526

    I am enjoying more time at home as I work to declutter my home. My teen age year bookcases will go to the homeless shelter's store on Thursday.... Read more

  • Only got a minute...

    5/15/2015 7:29:01 PM, by I.M.MAGIC

    The apartment building is being auctioned off on the 22nd of this month, and I still am trying to find a place... and all kinds of other "stuff" ... Read more

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