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    3/16/2018 11:17:19 PM, by TEESTER2

    Woohoo! I have a new car! We named her Silver Streak. 2018 Ford Escape. Hatch back SUV. I have been deferring to Brie for driving excursions beca... Read more

  • Weightloss Struggle

    3/14/2018 10:46:13 AM, by SAMK1981

    As long as I can remember I have been overweight. Never have I ever been in the "healthy" weight category. There have been times in my life that ... Read more

  • Emotional Purge Pt.2

    3/12/2018 9:00:22 AM, by SAMK1981

    The first post was so freeing. I felt clear of any of that emotional damage that seemed to seep its way into every aspect of my life. I had been ... Read more

  • Obesity, an eye opener

    3/10/2018 1:24:25 AM, by SHOCOSS

    I just watched a documentary on Netflix called " Obesity: The Post Mortem." It is not for the weak stomach. It is the study of the effects of obe... Read more


    3/8/2018 9:21:21 PM, by TEESTER2

    Yesterday we worked on the roof but today I got invol... Read more

  • Emotional Purge

    3/6/2018 2:09:54 PM, by SAMK1981

    There are a number of things that have happened in my life to me and around me that seem to be holding me back from gaining all the things in lif... Read more


    3/4/2018 7:54:09 PM, by TEESTER2

    No, I am not referring to Olympic medals. But I am getting better and better at shooting matches. I borrowed Brie's 30-30 and outshot her and s... Read more


    2/28/2018 1:55:02 PM, by TEESTER2

    Yesterday we took up to the roof another load of salvaged wooden beams. We spent some time pulling out nails. We might take up another load, to... Read more


    2/27/2018 12:54:40 PM, by TEESTER2

    I have a friend in my Chickamaga tribe named Strong B... Read more


    2/26/2018 5:59:58 PM, by TEESTER2

    It was almost 70 today. We worked for over two hours sorting through our salvaged lumber and hauled them to the front yard and up onto the roof. ... Read more

  • Homeless

    2/21/2018 9:05:55 AM, by DREAMERSPIRITT

    I've been homeless/couch surfing for a few weeks now. One of the relatives I was staying with attacked me, unprovoked, and landed me in the hos... Read more

  • 5am headache

    2/19/2018 8:49:10 AM, by TEESTER2

    I have not had a headache for almost a week, and I was beginning to get used to waking up pain free. Unfortunately, that was not the case this m... Read more

  • Trying to figure out my start stop start stop. Why do I do this and how can I stop?

    2/14/2018 8:48:32 AM, by MICHIGANHIKER

    Feeling a little frustrated today. I tend to start eating within calorie range for about a week or so. I'm usually carrying around about 1... Read more


    2/13/2018 3:21:53 PM, by TEESTER2

    The weather was windy so I tackled a project for our Tsikamagi Tribe. Read more


    2/4/2018 9:13:01 PM, by TEESTER2

    First Sunday of the month is our cowboy shooting competition.  We got to the Fort Bliss Rod and Gun Club at 8am.  We brought our rakes and spent ... Read more

  • Rooftop Workout

    1/28/2018 9:06:50 PM, by TEESTER2

    Usually, when we work on the roof, Brie does the carpentry and I am the gofer of tools. Today was no different except for the number of times I ... Read more

  • Supporting my Beloved

    1/25/2018 2:07:25 AM, by DREAMERSPIRITT

    Time to buckle down and get serious… not just for me, but to be a strong ally and force of encouragement for my fiancé. To preface, my fian... Read more

  • OH BOTHER!!!

    1/21/2018 12:49:35 PM, by TEESTER2

    Today the weather forecasters hace placed a wind advi... Read more


    1/18/2018 1:45:50 PM, by TEESTER2

    Today's task: decluttering the bedroom.  Yesterday i was snarky and down right nasty. Call it cabin fever. Only the bedroom is complted in the ... Read more


    1/9/2018 11:42:40 PM, by TEESTER2

    Today we traveled to the Veteran's Clinic for Brie's medical check up. The clinic is situated on a hill. So walking to the front door on a 2 per... Read more


    1/7/2018 9:27:49 PM, by TEESTER2

    WINDY SHOOTING MATCHSunday, January 07, 2018 Our day started off before sunup, cold and breezy --- and I had another headache with sinus con... Read more


    1/7/2018 9:24:01 PM, by TEESTER2

    Our day started off before sunup, cold and breezy --- and I had another headache with sinus congestion and neck muscle strain. I took my "magic... Read more

  • A Trip Around the World

    1/6/2018 1:02:43 PM, by DREAMERSPIRITT

    My fiance and I want to be more engaged with our food. As part of that process we’re taking a little trip around the world… without leaving the k... Read more

  • Focus on the NOW

    1/4/2018 7:38:10 PM, by DREAMERSPIRITT

    Baby steps, day by day. Don’t worry about the past, it’s over. Don’t worry about the future, it’s not here yet. Just focus on NOW. For the N... Read more

  • Pudge

    1/4/2018 7:18:59 PM, by DREAMERSPIRITT

    As an update from my last post, my friend isn’t moving in. She’s able to stay in her apartment for now, so she’s not going to be homeless! Woohoo... Read more

  • Consistency

    1/3/2018 10:53:06 AM, by MEAGHANH1

    I'm here to learn consistency. I need it in my life. My family needs it. I'm not here to do some massive diet and change everything about what I ... Read more

  • I hate New Years Resolutions

    1/1/2018 5:42:02 PM, by RSPRAGEN

    It feels cliché and appropriate that for three months my blog has been silent, and on the first day of 2018 I should remember that it even exists... Read more


    12/29/2017 10:55:05 PM, by TEESTER2

    If you live in America, you are, no doubt, familiar with the huge market and department store called WalMart. They are kind enough to provide el... Read more


    12/24/2017 4:43:46 PM, by TEESTER2

       Yesterday was dreary  cold and windy.  We stayed indoors.   Today the sun was shining, no wind was blowing and there was not a cloud in the... Read more

  • Christmas Cookie Memories

    12/22/2017 4:56:45 PM, by TEESTER2

    We visit our neighbors a few times a week. Today Delores was baking sugar cookies for Christmas. Our newest neighbor's son was also visiting. ... Read more


    12/18/2017 4:08:28 PM, by TEESTER2

    Work in progress Currently beading an image on a deerskin tobacco bag According to a Cherokee legend, a giant stole all the sacred tobacco fo... Read more

  • Keeping On

    12/18/2017 2:32:15 PM, by DREAMERSPIRITT

    I’ve been a busy bee. I just got rid of another four trash bags full of old clothing. I think that nearly all of my plus sized clothing is g... Read more

  • Shared my new goals with some friends (non-Spark)

    12/6/2017 11:05:35 AM, by MICHIGANHIKER

    I always hesitate these days to share my goals with people because I've started and failed so many times. Sometimes I told people about my goals... Read more

  • Shopping at Normal Stores

    12/3/2017 7:04:04 PM, by DREAMERSPIRITT

    I'm at the point where I can consistently shop at "normal" clothing stores. It still feels kind of unreal... it doesn't really register that I'm ... Read more

  • Pity Party

    12/2/2017 9:06:12 PM, by MICHIGANHIKER

    I asked my husband if he would throw a pity party for me and he said yes. We went out to dinner and bought treats. It has become increasing... Read more

  • I guess you could say it's getting pretty serious

    11/28/2017 11:58:41 AM, by MICHIGANHIKER

    I have started logging my food. I've been at it for only four days and I didn't completely log on Sunday. Also, I didn't actually decide to qui... Read more


    11/27/2017 3:23:48 PM, by TEESTER2

    We climbed up onto the roof yesterday and made our strategy for the next task. We decided to work after lunch. The door doesn't close properly un... Read more


    11/23/2017 9:26:42 PM, by TEESTER2

    I am grateful that I live in a community that is accepting of Brie and myself as a couple, even though their spiritual paths differ from ours. ... Read more


    11/23/2017 9:11:10 PM, by TEESTER2

    I am grateful that I live in a community that is accepting of Brie and myself as a couple, even though their spiritual paths differ from ours. ... Read more

  • Friday Summary

    11/17/2017 11:32:09 PM, by TEESTER2

    We got up this morning and climbed on the roof. Our neighbor Jim helped us get six sheets of OSB plywood yesterday. But we knew that the wind wo... Read more

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