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  • Our last night of this babysitting adventure...

    5/24/2014 12:43:18 AM, by GRANDMABABA

    With our grandkids for the week, that is. I'm completely exhausted, but our time has flown by with very little drama. At ages 11, 9 and 4 we've... Read more

  • This headache just won't quit!

    5/16/2014 4:47:10 PM, by GRANDMABABA

    Some days are such a challenge. I have several migraine triggers and some are pretty hard to avoid. Bright light and loud noise are two things ... Read more

  • A little change that can mean a lot!

    5/14/2014 1:09:22 PM, by GRANDMABABA

    How do you talk to yourself? I suspect many of you do what I do and it is not a good thing for our health, mental or otherwise! I talk to mysel... Read more

  • Energy Crisis

    5/13/2014 2:12:10 PM, by GRANDMABABA

    I'm stuck. No energy and not much strength for more than a month now. The ms exacerbation makes every task a huge effort. We had a fun, but bu... Read more

  • Started the challenge!

    5/9/2014 10:32:46 PM, by 1LADYJLOVE

    Three days ago... May 6, I took my friend (A 69 year old man) up on a challenge to lose roughly 30 lbs in 60 days... that's right, we said by Ju... Read more

  • Starting over....

    5/5/2014 2:36:43 PM, by SSPLAWN

    Feels like starting over b/c I guess that I am. I have a hard time staying concerned about my personal goals when I have a lot going on in my lif... Read more

  • Reset?

    4/29/2014 12:16:25 PM, by GRANDMABABA

    I just reset some of my options to read again encouraging stories and helpful advice. I've reset before, but this time it feels like I'm resetti... Read more

  • Calling All Bike Riders!!!!

    4/21/2014 3:42:06 PM, by GREENMACHINE327

    Help! I need some advice. I am looking into purchasing a new bicycle (mine is YEARS old...I last rode it when I was 15 - I am 28 now). However... Read more

  • Spring Fever

    4/15/2014 5:12:29 PM, by GRANDMABABA

    I just returned from a spectacular walk through an amazing display of spring blooms. Every color of the rainbow merged with those delightful pe... Read more

  • CELTA and the rest of my life

    4/4/2014 3:21:25 AM, by ASMARTERWAY

    I have finished my CELTA course and am now a Cambridge English accredited English Language teacher and have been invited by my college to stay on... Read more

  • Feeling Great

    3/13/2014 12:28:41 PM, by GREENMACHINE327

    On another note, I am feeling great about myself. I've been working out since December, and I haven't personally noticed any weight loss but eve... Read more

  • Need Advice

    3/13/2014 12:14:07 PM, by GREENMACHINE327

    This goes to all the busy bees out there. I've been stressed out between working, putting in my workouts, cleaning and visiting. What I mean by v... Read more

  • unnecessary struggles

    3/11/2014 3:09:30 AM, by 1LADYJLOVE

    This morning I found myself awake at 1a....yup, indigestion got to me again. But not without cause. No it didn't just happen. Yesterday I had a f... Read more

  • Went to Gym

    3/1/2014 10:56:50 PM, by STAMPINGRL2

    Walked on treadmill tonight. I wanted to go earlier today...after work, but got sidetracked. I am proud of myself that I actuall... Read more

  • Taking a look at reality!

    2/21/2014 10:15:08 AM, by 1LADYJLOVE

    This morning, as I was sitting and emailing/doing research, I realized my pants were too tight... so as usual, when I am sitting too long with an... Read more

  • Planning Well!

    2/17/2014 2:27:00 PM, by 1LADYJLOVE

    Today, has not been my best eating day! Let me just say that I decided because I wanted to eat exactly what I feed my children each morning I w... Read more

  • Changing Paths!

    2/13/2014 8:56:47 AM, by 1LADYJLOVE

    So, I didn't have a chance to blog on yesterday to share what I had eaten and how I got through the day! I started out doing very well, I had ... Read more

  • On the mend, still watching calories and nutrition!

    2/11/2014 2:58:47 PM, by GRANDMABABA

    I loved all the responses to my blog about the message board question..'did you overeat yesterday?' Thanks for all the encouraging and thought p... Read more

  • The Battle Rages on~

    2/10/2014 4:58:45 PM, by 1LADYJLOVE

    This afternoon when I picked up my children, almost instantaneously the battle began within.. My daughter has the worst time coming back the w... Read more

  • A mindless eater!

    2/10/2014 3:03:54 PM, by 1LADYJLOVE

    Ever heard of something called Mental Discipline.. The ability to be able to control tendencies and emotions when necessary! Today, I was ve... Read more

  • Back to the drawing board.

    2/9/2014 11:08:00 AM, by STAMPINGRL2

    I have not been faithfully on SP for a loooong time. Not for any specific reason. Since January 2013 I have lost about 12 pounds or so. I was dow... Read more

  • Jumping Rope!

    2/8/2014 6:30:48 PM, by 1LADYJLOVE

    Well, today has been one of those days! I had cereal for breakfast, and drank the last of the last gallon of milk I would be buying the next 40... Read more

  • Dropped .09 ounces ...

    2/7/2014 10:59:50 AM, by 1LADYJLOVE

    The conversations we have with ourselves are far more important than the conversations we have with others.. Do you believe that? It doesn't so m... Read more

  • No Pain, No Gain!

    2/6/2014 3:04:19 PM, by 1LADYJLOVE

    Have you ever heard that statement.... Anything worth having, doesn't necessarily come easily! A person who walks across a stage with a Master's ... Read more

  • 170 lbs!

    2/6/2014 7:53:29 AM, by 1LADYJLOVE

    I am so grateful to report today that the scale was off on yesterday! I honestly don't know what caused it.. If it was the way I was standing or ... Read more

  • Making a Decision to do something about it!

    2/5/2014 2:32:48 PM, by 1LADYJLOVE

    This morning, I weighed myself.. I was in complete shock when I saw what the scales said.. I thought for sure it must have been wrong.. there's n... Read more

  • Taming the Emotional eating!

    2/4/2014 6:12:54 PM, by 1LADYJLOVE

    This evening I worked out with Billy Blanks, the work out was so quick, I didn't feel like I had worked out at all... So after I had picked up my... Read more

  • This is now, that was then!

    2/3/2014 5:31:38 PM, by 1LADYJLOVE

    Today is a new day! It's a good day! It's not yesterday, or the day before! Today, is filled with opportunities! Today is what I decide it is and... Read more

  • Did I overeat yesterday?

    2/2/2014 11:40:50 PM, by GRANDMABABA

    I often answer this message board post. Most often the answer is no. But, in thinking about the question a bit more deeply I'm not so sure I an... Read more

  • Sinking Sand!

    2/2/2014 7:13:36 PM, by 1LADYJLOVE

    I read just a few moments ago in one of the precious blogs here a question that was thought provoking: "Are you going to let the fat you win" ... Read more

  • Try, try again!

    1/26/2014 11:34:50 PM, by GRANDMABABA

    I so struggle staying on track with any particular eating program. My husband has never struggled with his weight and can still eat pretty much ... Read more

  • Inversion yuck!

    1/23/2014 9:41:19 PM, by GRANDMABABA

    The air is filthy right now thanks to this yucky winter inversion. But, even though it's not healthy to exercise outdoors I've gotten in my step... Read more

  • Out from under.

    1/21/2014 12:39:05 PM, by GRANDMABABA

    Thanks to an antibiotic my 'bug' flew away. The residual cough is probably more due to this inverted chewy air than the infection. So, it's back... Read more

  • Lazy day

    1/15/2014 3:00:05 PM, by GRANDMABABA

    Fighting a 'bug' that leaves me a bit foggy and groggy with ringing ears and a sore throat. I think the cough is the only reason I'm not actua... Read more

  • But it was yummy!

    1/12/2014 10:16:15 PM, by GRANDMABABA

    I made lots of fun food for a football watching party with our daughter and family. Even though I made sure I had Greek yogurt dip, lots of vegg... Read more

  • Trying Dr. Oz two week rapid weight-loss diet...

    1/9/2014 3:50:40 PM, by GRANDMABABA

    Sounded interesting so I stocked up on the extra veggies, green tea, and a few other things. I already had the flax seed, protein powder, almond... Read more

  • still pushing through!

    1/6/2014 6:35:53 PM, by 1LADYJLOVE

    Well, it's only been 5 days of working out, but I started last Monday and only missed Tuesday... working out.. but it's about far more than one w... Read more

  • Feeling like a fraud today!

    1/2/2014 5:53:17 PM, by GRANDMABABA

    After much activity the past several days, today I fight overwhelming ms fatigue and a migraine. So, my big 2014 plans are back on the shelf. T... Read more

  • I'm taking back my life this year!

    1/2/2014 12:42:16 AM, by GRANDMABABA

    I am so thankful to be here to face another year. I am doubly blessed to have my dh with me, on my side and in my corner. Serious life issues t... Read more

  • Gained At least 10 lbs!

    1/1/2014 10:20:06 PM, by 1LADYJLOVE

    Tonight I weighed myself on the Wii... As I normally weigh in the morning hours, it's a lower weight I would imagine if I weighed again then I ma... Read more

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