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One of those nights
4/13/2014 3:55:23 AM,  0 COMMENTS

Tonight is one of those nights. The air is just the right temperature so I have opened the window by my computer. It is still outside, not much goin...  Read more

AUNTIEBEAR

Time to face the music
3/28/2014 11:00:06 AM,  4 COMMENTS

Yep, I'm a champion at being in denial 24 The thing is when I look in the mirror I don't really see a fat person and I guess that is good, but.....w...  Read more

NURSESUSIE51

I'm back in the game!!
3/18/2014 1:15:43 PM,  4 COMMENTS

After many months of not bothering to try to get healthy and fit, today is the day I make that change. I have been so wrapped up with nursing school...  Read more

ACRAIG921

A New Goal Set
3/4/2014 5:27:17 PM,  1 COMMENTS

So here I am again, 2 years later. I lost 60 pounds in 2012 and then gained 30 of it back when I stopped eating right and exercising. It just creeped...  Read more

JOJOLALA88

I'm Back !
2/28/2014 11:39:06 AM,  6 COMMENTS

Well, I had foot surgery Nov 4, 2013. I should have been back in regular shoes and walking by Christmas. That did not happen. My wound wo...  Read more

HI-NRG

My 4th first weigh in?
1/11/2014 12:11:05 PM,  3 COMMENTS

Fall down 7 times, get up 8. My last blog entries were in April 2012. I talked about getting fired and going to back school, my son's plans to ma...  Read more

TLN-NOW

The Opposite of "Out of Sight, Out of Mind ..."
1/9/2014 4:43:08 PM,  5 COMMENTS

I am still trying to figure out how to be healthy and take care of myself while taking care of my one-year-old and newborn (will that even ever happen...  Read more

MNMS_MOMMY

Hey, everyone!
12/31/2013 7:40:00 PM,  6 COMMENTS

I just would like to wish Sparkpeople.com, and, everyone a Happy, Productive, and Successful, New Year ... 2014!!!! Shar...  Read more

SHARPISTOL

I survived my first semester of nursing school!!
12/12/2013 10:48:05 PM,  3 COMMENTS

I had my final exam yesterday and with the exception of one more class session, I am done for the semester!! I ended up with a 3.8 overall. I'm so e...  Read more

ACRAIG921

an added bonus to babywearing . . .
12/10/2013 12:39:55 PM,  8 COMMENTS

Squats! Didn't see that one coming . . . I started wearing my two-week-old in a Moby wrap this morning and quickly discovered a physical benefit to...  Read more

MNMS_MOMMY

300 and Then Some?
10/26/2013 5:26:40 PM,  1 COMMENTS

I can hardly believe it has been that long since I have been active. Why did I come back? Didn't I learn it all in Tulsa? Why do I need my fellow f...  Read more

TBOGENER

My poor dog is getting wider!
10/4/2013 6:19:43 PM,  2 COMMENTS

I just came home from the vet where I dropped $58.00 for allergy pills. Basically, they are Bendryl with steroids. The steroids are making her huge!...  Read more

LOLLIE62

Are you going to wear that?
9/23/2013 12:07:40 AM,  5 COMMENTS

OK, I'll be the first to admit that I've never been a slave to fashion, but there are a few things about style that I just don't get. Watching Projec...  Read more

LOLLIE62

Are you going to wear that?
9/23/2013 12:07:40 AM,  7 COMMENTS

OK, I'll be the first to admit that I've never been a slave to fashion, but there are a few things about style that I just don't get. Watching Projec...  Read more

LOLLIE62

Many thanks for the comfort of your friendship.
9/20/2013 12:10:54 AM,  6 COMMENTS

My brother got through the graveside service, but I'm sure it was hard. I was unable to go because I still can't fly or even go on a long road trip (...  Read more

LOLLIE62

It hit us close to home...
9/17/2013 4:27:41 PM,  9 COMMENTS

My brother let me know on Monday that his wife had taken ill and died. They are in their eighties and still very active. She became very ill on Labo...  Read more

LOLLIE62

Trying to find some balance
9/12/2013 7:56:21 PM,  4 COMMENTS

So now that I've been back in school for a few weeks, I'm trying to find some balance. All is going well so far. I've had my first test and I got an...  Read more

ACRAIG921

Physical therapy that measures success
9/6/2013 12:55:11 PM,  3 COMMENTS

Physical therapy for my knee is extremely painful, but the benefits are enormous. I like that changes can be measured to show how I'm doing. I have...  Read more

LOLLIE62

Freedom!
9/5/2013 4:09:28 PM,  2 COMMENTS

I've learned one thing in my lengthy life: If you go overboard with possessions, your possessions will own you. I mean collections, magazines, cloth...  Read more

LOLLIE62

A new knee for the fall season!
9/2/2013 10:03:50 PM,  6 COMMENTS

Finally, after the stress test, a UTI, and some little hoops to jump through, I got my new knee on August 19th. It went well, and although it hurt af...  Read more

LOLLIE62

Starting a new chapter in my life
8/27/2013 2:36:53 PM,  8 COMMENTS

Tomorrow I will officially start the nursing program. I have worked long and hard to get here and now here it is. I am excited, scared, nervous all...  Read more

ACRAIG921

Why have I stopped tracking??
8/19/2013 2:28:48 PM,  8 COMMENTS

I started tracking my stuff again and I'm finding that it keeps me more aware of how much I am putting into my body. When I am tracking, it guilts me...  Read more

ACRAIG921

A Good Heart
8/12/2013 1:31:16 AM,  5 COMMENTS

Before I can have my knee surgery, my doctor had me get a nuclear stress test. I don't mind telling you that I have avoided getting one for a long ti...  Read more

LOLLIE62

Could be worse.
8/3/2013 10:09:11 AM,  6 COMMENTS

I've had a bad week. I have had a migraine/sinus headache for 1 whole week. Not debilitating but bad enough that the only exercise I did was walk the...  Read more

HI-NRG

Leave a trail to help you remember where you've been.
7/29/2013 2:43:12 AM,  3 COMMENTS

I was going through some old photos tonight, and I was mad at myself for not labeling the pictures with the events or dates. One was actually funny t...  Read more

LOLLIE62

I have to let go of some frustration!
7/23/2013 5:22:51 PM,  6 COMMENTS

Ok. My husband has ADD to the nth degree, and even though his medication helps a lot, he's driving me crazy losing things. It's the same thing every...  Read more

LOLLIE62

Getting my daughter ready for camp
7/22/2013 2:26:58 PM,  1 COMMENTS

So tomorrow is the day that my daughter leaves for camp for 12 days. I'm excited for her, but I'm kinda sad that she is leaving for that long. This...  Read more

ACRAIG921

How is a diet like doing a crossword puzzle?
7/18/2013 3:34:24 PM,  4 COMMENTS

Since I've been retired, I've acquired the habit of doing the crossword puzzles in the Dallas Morning News. They have a commuter puzzle that's easy a...  Read more

LOLLIE62

Girls night out tonight w/Bon Jovi!!
7/18/2013 1:34:44 PM,  3 COMMENTS

I'm so excited to be going out with my girls tonight. We are going to the Bon Jovi concert. I have loved them since I was in junior high!! Havi...  Read more

ACRAIG921

2013 Summer 5% Challenge Commitment
7/15/2013 9:13:32 AM,  1 COMMENTS

5% Challenge Commitment My first step is to make sure I am supporting my team. When I do all the assignments that are required, there will be a t...  Read more

HI-NRG

Got the day off again!! Going to my son's game tonight!!
7/11/2013 2:04:32 PM,  3 COMMENTS

So I got called off work again today. The weather is beautiful today. I actually got to turn off the air!! So I will be able to make it to my son's...  Read more

ACRAIG921

Was hoping to go to my son's game, but it got rained out :(
7/9/2013 8:09:41 PM,  2 COMMENTS

I got sent home from work today because there weren't many patients. I was so excited because this meant that I would be able to go to my son's baseb...  Read more

ACRAIG921

Angel on one shoulder, devil on the other
7/9/2013 6:02:40 PM,  4 COMMENTS

Lately, I've been reading and watching a lot of documentaries about the American diet and how it affects our health. Over and over, these books and f...  Read more

LOLLIE62

It's Monday, not feeling it
7/8/2013 3:02:29 PM,  4 COMMENTS

I am not motivated today. It's my day off and it's going to rain soon. I've been up since 6:45 am because my son had an 8 am doctor appointment and...  Read more

ACRAIG921

No loss this week, but no gain either
7/6/2013 11:57:15 AM,  5 COMMENTS

I jumped on the scale this morning and I'm a little bummed that the scale didn't move. I'm still happy that it didn't go up, but I would've preferred...  Read more

ACRAIG921

Had a great 4th
7/5/2013 2:01:16 PM,  1 COMMENTS

I really had a great day yesterday. We had some friends over for a barbecue and swimming. It wasn't super sunny, but that's ok, it didn't rain. ...  Read more

ACRAIG921

Three Years
7/3/2013 7:28:46 AM,  4 COMMENTS

Three years ago I began this journey on SparkPeople.com. I have lost a total of 86 pounds and been able to maintain it for several months now with mi...  Read more

LADYSHYSHADOW

So far, so good
7/2/2013 2:02:06 PM,  2 COMMENTS

I've been having a great few days now that I am back on my program. I have worked out every day since Saturday. I've also been a lot better about tr...  Read more

ACRAIG921

Falling off the wagon, looking for buddies to keep me motivated.
6/29/2013 10:26:01 AM,  6 COMMENTS

So this past month I really haven't been keeping up with working out. I only gained a pound in that time, but it's frustrating why I can't keep mysel...  Read more

ACRAIG921

High Maintenance
6/26/2013 9:31:24 PM,  5 COMMENTS

Ever since I retired, I have had lots of time to do what I want, but my body isn't paying a whole lot of attention to my want list. I look forward to...  Read more

LOLLIE62

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