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  • A Year of Healing, Sadness, Joy

    4/4/2016 5:09:04 PM, by GRANDMABABA

    Today marks the one year anniversary of my mom's death. I moved 700+ miles from my home and family to care for her often during the last three y... Read more

  • Time with our teen grandson

    4/3/2016 10:06:39 PM, by GRANDMABABA

    We had such a great time getting to be with our oldest grandchild this weekend. We cheered on his JV Water Polo Team as they crushed all the opp... Read more

  • Fear of Calories

    3/31/2016 1:40:45 PM, by GRANDMABABA

    I've tracked my calories for years. My weight has gone up and down. Despite advice to keep my calorie intake above a certain level, my fear has... Read more

  • The Snow Can't Keep Us Down!

    3/28/2016 5:24:03 PM, by GRANDMABABA

    We were a little afraid to walk outdoors today due to the spring snow and my husband's back. So, we did get to the gym and while he did a little... Read more

  • Resurrection Day Adventure

    3/27/2016 8:19:41 PM, by GRANDMABABA

    This afternoon I took my husband to our daughter's house about 45 minutes from here. I was nervous for him to go so far because of how limited h... Read more

  • Easter Eve

    3/26/2016 9:27:47 PM, by GRANDMABABA

    There is so much in my heart and spirit today. I was blessed to prayer walk through nearby streets and trails today. Though it was a different ... Read more

  • Cabin Fever!

    3/25/2016 6:14:42 PM, by GRANDMABABA

    DH has been stuck here for more than three weeks now since his double fusion back surgery. We do walk every day and today I took him to the gym ... Read more

  • Oops!

    3/22/2016 5:57:04 PM, by GRANDMABABA

    I missed my 10,000 steps goal yesterday. I was so tired with caring for my husband and then a migraine hit and I was operating on very little sl... Read more

  • Watching the Healthy Ones!

    3/21/2016 5:49:18 PM, by GRANDMABABA

    In recent months I've been watching more closely the actions of those who are fit and healthy to see what they do that is different than what I d... Read more

  • Challenges

    3/19/2016 9:19:31 PM, by GRANDMABABA

    I love the various SP Challenges and am currently enrolled in several that I started at different times. They help me focus on areas where I hav... Read more

  • Stress Walking?

    3/18/2016 11:01:22 AM, by GRANDMABABA

    At least that's what it seems like. I've been walking more than 10k steps per day for more than eight weeks...ever since the day before a huge t... Read more

  • Birthday Treats....

    3/17/2016 6:31:10 PM, by GRANDMABABA

    I ate a yummy cupcake a friend brought in honor of two ladies in our group with upcoming special days. I sometimes say no to such treats, but to... Read more

  • Science Projects

    3/16/2016 2:56:11 PM, by GRANDMABABA

    I went up to the university to see my 5th grade grandson present his science project after winning school and district awards. Tomorrow his 7th ... Read more

  • Wish it was me instead of him...

    3/16/2016 12:22:45 AM, by GRANDMABABA

    Two weeks ago my husband had some serious back surgery. Since then he has lost 12 pounds and he was not overweight to begin with. Wish I could ... Read more

  • Ready, Set....

    3/14/2016 1:38:06 PM, by GRANDMABABA

    Time to get going on this new week. I know I will walk more than 10,000 steps today, but I think it's time to get going on other activities more... Read more

  • Better Night = Better Day

    3/11/2016 5:16:59 PM, by GRANDMABABA

    After 10 very difficult nights caring for my husband who was up every half hour or so and just miserable following back surgery, we finally were ... Read more

  • Need Sleep!

    3/9/2016 9:09:22 AM, by GRANDMABABA

    Caring for husband recovering from back surgery takes a toll on my sleep and I think it is beginning to crack my armor. I continue to get in my ... Read more

  • Half Marathon Walk?

    3/7/2016 11:36:31 AM, by GRANDMABABA

    I've decided to walk a half marathon (maybe more than one time) this year. When I think about it, I realize I've already gotten close several ti... Read more

  • Snore....

    3/6/2016 12:42:46 PM, by GRANDMABABA

    Now that my husband is home recovering from double back fusion surgery (surgery was 5 days ago) I find his snoring comforting. It is so interest... Read more

  • Very short walks

    3/5/2016 7:13:32 PM, by GRANDMABABA

    Taking some really short walks (1/4-1/2 miles each) with my husband as he recovers from double fusion surgery on his back. This is the 4th day a... Read more

  • He's getting bored already!

    3/3/2016 5:03:31 PM, by GRANDMABABA

    I brought my dh home from the hospital about two hours ago and he tells me he is already getting bored. It's going to be a long recovery for him... Read more

  • I'm Tired!

    3/2/2016 12:39:10 AM, by GRANDMABABA

    We had two of our grandkids Friday morning until late Sunday evening. We had such fun, but we were going constantly. One had water polo camp fo... Read more

  • A Beautiful Day!

    2/25/2016 1:12:04 PM, by GRANDMABABA

    The sun is out. The snow covered mountains are sparkling nearby. I will be out walking a bit today to be with my Bible study/care group. Howev... Read more

  • Being Present

    2/23/2016 2:00:07 PM, by GRANDMABABA

    The sun is shining. I'm nearly at 10K steps and it is still morning. I've finished several items on my to-do list for the day. I've felt a wid... Read more

  • One month ago...

    2/22/2016 2:38:33 PM, by GRANDMABABA

    It is always interesting how a major event can change my perspective and my temperament in so many ways. When my mother died last April I felt a... Read more

  • Right, Left, Right, Left...REPEAT

    2/20/2016 11:29:25 AM, by GRANDMABABA

    It's the weekend. I have a love-hate relationship with it. Sometimes it is easier for me get in my steps and other activity...sometimes not. T... Read more

  • Spring is in the air

    2/19/2016 8:05:53 PM, by GRANDMABABA

    After a fast moving storm (snow, rain, hail, thunder, wind) came by yesterday afternoon the sun came out and we had a beautiful sunset. Today wa... Read more

  • 4 Weeks of 10K and beyond!

    2/18/2016 5:39:46 PM, by GRANDMABABA

    Despite many challenges, I just realized that this is the first day of my fifth week of walking more than 10,000 steps per day. I've fallen belo... Read more

  • Stress!!!

    2/16/2016 3:15:53 PM, by GRANDMABABA

    We visited family over the long weekend. My mother-in-law is 100 and visibly less well than we last saw her. Still, she is amazing. We went ou... Read more

  • Inversion Sickness!

    2/9/2016 5:17:13 PM, by GRANDMABABA

    The past few days I find myself getting so dizzy and nauseated later in the afternoon after I've walked/jogged my 10.000 steps or more. I try to... Read more

  • Our Superbowl Guest

    2/8/2016 9:44:37 PM, by GRANDMABABA

    My husband invited a 90 year old friend to watch the big game with us. He is pretty deaf, but would have been alone this year as his son didn't ... Read more

  • Big Weekend!

    2/5/2016 2:29:31 PM, by GRANDMABABA

    Oh, yes, there is the Superbowl thing. But, I'm more excited that my granddaughter (age 6) has her third tae kwon do class after which her big b... Read more

  • Two weeks does not a habit make....but....

    2/3/2016 2:43:03 PM, by GRANDMABABA

    I've walked an average of about 12,000 steps per day for the past 14 days. This is so much longer than ever before. In the past I've been so so... Read more

  • Back after 10 months

    2/1/2016 2:00:34 PM, by GRANDMABABA

    Greetings friends. I've been away since I cared for my mother until her death last April. It is so good to be home and able to do things with m... Read more

  • Feeling discouraged

    1/19/2016 9:26:27 AM, by GREENMACHINE327

    Hello spark friends, I've been feeling discouraged the past week because I have been working out 5 days a week, eating within my calorie goal a... Read more

  • Fall but Rise!

    1/14/2016 1:59:38 PM, by 1LADYJLOVE

    Last Sunday started the Daniel Fast for my church..This year for my spark friends who remember I decided to join in determined to complete it.. ... Read more

  • made it to the last day!

    1/8/2016 8:32:06 AM, by 1LADYJLOVE

    Last night it was such a struggle.. I drove home thinking about those nachos..but there came a point where I said..I'm just not going to entert... Read more

  • New Year, New You?

    1/7/2016 11:53:24 AM, by GREENMACHINE327

    Happy New Year everyone! Do you have New Years resolutions? I stopped making resolutions years ago because I never stuck to them, so I just... Read more

  • Happy New Year!

    1/7/2016 8:27:02 AM, by 1LADYJLOVE

    This year has began quite interestingly... Every night since January 1st I haven't been eating after 3p...the first few nights I went to sleep ... Read more

  • Resetting my thinking!

    12/31/2015 8:00:45 AM, by 1LADYJLOVE

    Today there's another Little breakfast thing...I have to consider now ...before hand how I will respond to this..what I will allow myself to eat ... Read more

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