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  • again?

    12/6/2014 9:38:20 AM, by TUGBOAT88

    sometimes I wish my own life weren't so much like a dream. Can it possibly be that the beautiful and life giving SUN has made another complete ci... Read more

  • Thanksgiving Challenge

    11/25/2014 4:58:24 PM, by ROBBIEMARIE

    I saw this on one of my facebook friend's pages and thought it was a very interesting challenge for Thanksgiving. Do I really want that piece of... Read more

  • What takes your breath away?

    11/13/2014 10:32:15 AM, by ROBBIEMARIE

    I was responding to a chat on a team thread about the weather when I started getting lengthy with my response today. This is the result. It... Read more

  • Pictures as promised: costumes

    10/31/2014 10:14:12 PM, by ROBBIEMARIE

    I promised some sparkers pictures of costumes I made for my granddaughters this year. They live on the east coast and the west coast while I liv... Read more


    9/30/2014 11:44:09 AM, by MOMMA_BEAR_69

    Today is my father's birthday although I haven't seen him in 35 years. He has been on my mind all day. Lots of happy memories of the man who rais... Read more

  • Changes in the Air

    9/29/2014 2:11:25 PM, by 56ROSE

    My mother-in-law has been living in a care center attached to a hospital. She has been receiving excellent care for Parkinson's disease. This has... Read more

  • Road Trip

    9/27/2014 11:07:05 PM, by 56ROSE

    Tomorrow morning we'll be heading to Baker City, OR to visit my husband's family. My mother-in-law has Parkinson's disease so we'll be visiting w... Read more

  • Rules for eating out

    9/26/2014 10:51:10 PM, by ROBBIEMARIE

    Almost daily I receive interesting information from the Cleveland Clinic on my facebook page. Today's was about making eating out a more healthy... Read more

  • Negative to Positive

    9/25/2014 10:04:45 PM, by ROBBIEMARIE

    Some days are better than others. Agreed? I didn't have the best of days today. I was quite lazy but kept my food in check UNTIL I added it up ... Read more

  • Update on Shannon

    9/23/2014 10:55:50 PM, by MOMMA_BEAR_69

    For those of you who were following my blogs on my nephew Shannon, I just wanted to update you on his progress. He was blinded in an accident la... Read more

  • Moving On

    9/20/2014 2:47:23 PM, by 56ROSE

    So, I was successful with my exercise baby steps last week.. This week I will aim for that elusive 30 minute daily goal. ... Read more

  • Exercise Frustration

    9/13/2014 9:24:35 PM, by 56ROSE

    Why can't I be more consistent with my exercise goals? My goal is 30 minutes daily to include stretching and some type of cardio; usually walking... Read more

  • Art in the Park

    9/5/2014 10:10:32 PM, by 56ROSE

    Tomorrow my husband & I will be attending Art in the Park. This is an annual tradition for us. We met for the first time at this event and we wer... Read more

  • Update

    8/30/2014 10:17:30 PM, by 56ROSE

    Butters was found this evening 2 blocks South of our home. He is worn out and dirty but seems ok. Thanks so much for the kind words of support.... Read more

  • Sad couple of Days

    8/30/2014 12:26:27 PM, by 56ROSE

    My beloved cat Butters has gone missing. He is 14 years old and has been part of our family for 11 years. I really don't think he could survive f... Read more

  • Bug Day

    8/23/2014 10:51:35 PM, by 56ROSE

    Today was Bug Day at the Idaho Botanical Gardens. We attended with our 2 Grandchildren, ages 8 and 10. The weather was gorgeous; not too hot with... Read more

  • Jackpot!

    8/16/2014 11:39:09 PM, by 56ROSE

    I went to the Goodwill store today with my hubby; not expecting to find much of anything for myself. I have such a hard time finding clothes that... Read more

  • Grand Adventure

    8/9/2014 10:22:13 PM, by 56ROSE

    Today we returned from a 2 day trip to McCall, Idaho. This was our first trip with our Grandchildren, ages 8 and 10. Initially, I was somewhat ap... Read more

  • Yippee.....

    8/9/2014 9:43:44 AM, by DTHOR6

    Today marks the last day of my first month back and I am so excited. This month I have managed to loose 21 pounds! I know most of it is most like... Read more

  • Still losing

    8/2/2014 10:29:17 PM, by 56ROSE

    I have lost almost 5 lbs in the past 6 weeks! Although the bloating has subsided, I'm still cautious about my food choices since I'm also dealing... Read more


    7/26/2014 10:02:37 PM, by 56ROSE

    I have been dealing with digestive issues (mostly chronic bloating) all week. After doing some online research, I stumbled across FODMAP diets fo... Read more

  • Fair Time Temptations

    7/19/2014 11:39:59 AM, by 56ROSE

    It's that time of year again when food vendors are everywhere. Pronto Pups, Elephant Ears, Funnel Cakes, Kettle Korn, etc. etc. etc. and, of cour... Read more

  • Breaking up with my scale

    7/9/2014 10:37:17 PM, by 56ROSE

    So, I think I've been spending too much time with my scale. I need to let go of this painful relationship. It is a daily emotional roller coaster... Read more

  • Liberty Bell Tolls for Independence

    7/5/2014 1:36:28 PM, by MOMMA_BEAR_69

    I tried to post this yesterday on our Fourth of July and America's Independence Day but was having issues with SP. Here’s a little history... Read more

  • Great Article!

    7/3/2014 1:50:59 PM, by 56ROSE

    Just wanted to share this article... good information for everyone! www.mayoclinic.org/disea
    rt-... Read more

  • NSV Today!

    6/22/2014 10:03:47 PM, by 56ROSE

    A TCBY treat was calling my name loud & clear today. I was driving home after an upsetting experience (related to my post traumatic stress disord... Read more

  • 2014 5% Summer Challenge Nutrition Plan

    6/20/2014 9:30:38 PM, by 56ROSE

    I need to focus on increasing my water intake, limiting meat intake, staying within guidelines for total daily fat, enjoying more fresh fruits & ... Read more

  • 2014 5% Summer Challenge Exercise Commitment

    6/12/2014 8:32:56 PM, by 56ROSE

    I commit to 30-45 minutes of exercise daily to include 15-20 minutes on the stationary bike, a minimum of 5 minutes stretching throughout the da... Read more

  • Summer Break

    6/6/2014 12:49:06 PM, by 56ROSE

    Now that school is out, I'm adjusting to new routines. I'm also creating goals for myself which include 30+ minutes of exercise daily, Fly Lady m... Read more

  • Open Apology to my Skinny Friends...

    6/3/2014 12:44:52 AM, by FVUSCMOM

    I get it now! I have these two skinny friends...I called them exercise anorexics to describe just how thin these two ladies are to my less skinn... Read more

  • Temptation?

    5/30/2014 8:29:53 PM, by 56ROSE

    Today, after 5 meatless weeks, I decided to indulge in a small slice of sausage pizza at my favorite Italian restaurant. I love their sausage and... Read more

  • 5% challenge works...who knew?

    5/30/2014 5:26:33 PM, by FVUSCMOM

    I don't know why the added commitment to a team makes a difference, but it does. I may not have lost 10 pounds in 8-weeks without this team chal... Read more

  • Had my yearly complete lipid profile done! Also, created a way to make an extra income for myself!

    5/28/2014 10:30:44 PM, by EH932011

    I had my yearly complete lipid profile done and everything is good. One thing I started taking is Cinnamon Capsules. I take two in the morning ... Read more

  • Emilia's rules for healthy living

    5/28/2014 3:13:11 PM, by ROBBIEMARIE

    Oh what a blessed week I am having. I drove from my home on the North Coast of Ohio to Richmond, VA and my daughter's on Sunday so I could accom... Read more

  • Time Flies!

    5/26/2014 10:21:54 PM, by 56ROSE

    In just 9 days, I will have completed my 6th year as a school crossing guard. I love my job! I'm so grateful that I have this opportunity to inte... Read more

  • A little Election Day excitement...

    5/26/2014 7:57:22 PM, by MOMMA_BEAR_69

    We had a very long day last Tuesday at the election polls. Only 27 people showed up to vote and four of the 27 were the poll workers. We had a ... Read more

  • Past the weigh in day, but I finally made it 100% of 5%...

    5/26/2014 7:09:15 PM, by FVUSCMOM

    Basically, to lose 5%, I needed to weigh 10 pounds less within 8 weeks. Today was my day. Now, I need to keep it off until weigh in day and for... Read more

  • 51 Days!

    5/25/2014 10:47:00 PM, by 56ROSE

    I have been consistently meeting or exceeding my exercise goal for 51 days! This is a major accomplishment for me! I think I have finally establi... Read more

  • My Aunt put a Curse on me...

    5/25/2014 10:38:07 PM, by FVUSCMOM

    I was an inquisitive kid without a filter, so I thought I was Sparking positive for my aunt, when I said, "You are so beautiful; why are you so f... Read more

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