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  • Apple Pie

    9/21/2014 11:39:13 AM, by MAMISHELI53

    Yesterday afternoon after a 6 hour PD seminar, while watching Bones with my coworker, I peeled apples for pie. This morning I endured 4 kids eage... Read more

  • The Difference Between Doing Nothing and Not Reacting

    9/18/2014 11:09:44 AM, by CHERIERIE

    I just read a great article on sparkpeople, "Stop Complaining, It's Bad for you," by Stephanie Romine. It was a really good reminder of how to d... Read more

  • Modifications

    9/16/2014 2:15:30 PM, by SAGE150

    I went to the podiatrist today. He said that I had gone too far with his cross-training goals and done some things that had hurt my foot. No mo... Read more

  • Sedentary?

    9/14/2014 9:39:11 PM, by SAGE150

    For a long time, I have wondered about how much my weight loss is hindered by the fact that my lifestyle is basically sedentary. Other than prog... Read more

  • The Pavlok - Electroshock Therapy Journey Towards Fitness

    9/9/2014 10:06:00 AM, by SAGE150

    Thought this sadist, wearable fitness tracking device was hilarious and also rather useful for some of us. LOL. thecolbertreport.cc... Read more

  • Bonus Son

    9/9/2014 7:19:24 AM, by MAMISHELI53

    I don't recall if it was a Spark Buddy or a Facebook Friend who called her stepkids "BONUS" rather than "STEP" - but I like the term, since "step... Read more

  • Confessions of a Drooling Vampire

    9/6/2014 2:33:47 PM, by SAGE150

    We went to the Farmers' Market today. I have to confess that I haven't been to one in years! I know! That's terrible! But, today I was DYING ... Read more

  • Adventures on the Stair Climber

    9/3/2014 8:56:21 PM, by SAGE150

    Yesterday I had a funny experience, my first experience, on the stair climber. I didn't know how to get on it, and every time I put my legs on t... Read more

  • Suggestions Needed

    9/3/2014 7:23:47 AM, by CHERIERIE

    This may end up being a question for the message boards or other places, but I am afraid I'll forget to ask if I wait until I totally "get" the m... Read more

  • ONEderland

    9/2/2014 7:09:18 AM, by MAMISHELI53

    I got home from Peru yesterday, after over 24 hours of time in airports and airplanes. I have to get ready for school, but first I want to say wh... Read more

  • Just Got Noticed For the First Time

    9/1/2014 7:20:23 PM, by SAGE150

    Today I went for a walk with my best friend and her extended family. EVERYBODY commented on my weight loss, and, to me, I know I have lost weigh... Read more

  • Progress - Last Two Months

    8/31/2014 11:06:15 AM, by SAGE150

    - 10 lbs - 31 1/2 inches ... Read more

  • Teaching Our Kids Early

    8/27/2014 8:10:18 PM, by SAGE150

    Every time I go to the pool, I am amazed at the amount of childhood obesity present. The kids are very active there and exercising their little ... Read more

  • Nailed it.

    8/27/2014 6:32:41 PM, by CHERIERIE

    Mostly. The good: I cooked a good breakfast at home and packed a healthy lunch and snacks. The bad: There is no microwave in my bu... Read more


    8/26/2014 11:39:33 PM, by CHERIERIE

    Ok - that may be a little more melodramatic than I really feel, but it is a reminder and a warning to myself. Tomorrow I go bac... Read more

  • Personality Types

    8/25/2014 10:58:06 PM, by CHERIERIE

    A week or two ago, my son asked me if I had taken the personality test that gives you a four letter "type." I may have heard of it before but di... Read more

  • Melting in Pucallpa

    8/24/2014 5:03:03 PM, by MAMISHELI53

    Melting in Pucallpa, here at Levi's cousin's inernet cafe with my stepdaughter, Levi's youngest. Only one computer available, so I get dibbs. Jus... Read more

  • Keeping Warm in Pucallpa

    8/19/2014 11:59:45 AM, by MAMISHELI53

    Last night I woke up to the loud noise of a sudden downpour pounding on the corrugated steel roof. Ahh, SELVA! Keeping warm and happy in Pucallpa... Read more

  • What IS the Mark of a Christian?

    8/13/2014 11:41:34 AM, by MAMISHELI53

    Yesterday went with my friend/sis-in-Christ Aurora to pass the day visiting, and go with her to her church, Santidad a Jehova to receive prayer f... Read more


    8/10/2014 10:41:24 PM, by MAMISHELI53

    Well, I already mentioned how Carmen and I arrived at the church (after a leisurely breakfast) around 9:45, and found a number of the women alrea... Read more

  • Weekend

    8/10/2014 2:12:49 PM, by MAMISHELI53

    Well, Thursday evening Sabina said she was supposed to preach but she had to go to a meeting, so she asked if I could give the message. I trust t... Read more

  • A Low Carb No-No

    8/9/2014 8:11:11 AM, by SAGE150

    Lately I have been back on Spark, exercising when I was physically able and just recently trying to follow their basic eating plan and record eve... Read more

  • A Quiet Day and Another Day Visiting

    8/7/2014 3:37:06 PM, by MAMISHELI53

    Yesterday morning Vicki and I returned to the church where we had a nice breakfast of fried maduros, some over-easy eggs, and the crispy-on-the-o... Read more

  • Catching Up

    8/6/2014 10:51:55 AM, by MAMISHELI53

    Oh, dear, I have some catching up to do! Friday I spent much of the day loading pix. I made a potato salad while Vicki and Sabina made a fish s... Read more

  • 77 POUNDS!!!

    8/4/2014 8:57:31 PM, by BRANDIAUNNA83

    Man, I don't give myself enough credit. Here I am still feeling overweight and like I haven't done a good enough job of losing weight fast enough... Read more

  • Birthday

    8/1/2014 12:08:49 PM, by MAMISHELI53

    Sabi prepared some chicken, potatoes, and the ubiquitous rice for all who came for lunch on my birthday yesterday. But for me she also prepared a... Read more

  • A Park, a Party, and a Day with the Girls

    7/31/2014 1:20:42 PM, by MAMISHELI53

    Had fun at Huascar Park on the 29th, and Psa. Lorenza picked me up later. She arrived in a mototaxi driven by a brother Antonio whom I remembered... Read more

  • A Park, a Party, and a Day with the Girls

    7/31/2014 1:20:29 PM, by MAMISHELI53

    Had fun at Huascar Park on the 29th, and Psa. Lorenza picked me up later. She arrived in a mototaxi driven by a brother Antonio whom I remembered... Read more

  • Another Day in Villa el Salvador

    7/29/2014 10:37:45 AM, by MAMISHELI53

    Last night was able to call my "Honey" when he got home from work. It was good to be able to talk at length, clarify some things, make plans. I a... Read more

  • Arrival in Lima

    7/28/2014 2:51:38 PM, by MAMISHELI53

    Not sure what time we arrived in Villa el Salvador yesterday - 9 ish maybe. We got a cab from the bus station to the church, where Sabi had a bre... Read more

  • Last Day in Chiclayo

    7/26/2014 3:23:45 PM, by MAMISHELI53

    My last day in Chiclayo. We leave around 6:30 for the station, and the bus leaves around 7:30 tonight. It's about 13 hurs to Lima. On Thursd... Read more

  • Leadership Conference

    7/23/2014 9:58:27 PM, by MAMISHELI53

    Last night I went with Vicki to the opening service of a Leadership Training conference, which will conclude Friday. Read more

  • Souvenirs and Surprises

    7/22/2014 11:00:35 AM, by MAMISHELI53

    Yesterday after breakfast Vicki and I went into the city. I needed to take out money for our busfare, and wanted to get gifties for the kids. We ... Read more

  • A Day of Rest

    7/21/2014 10:32:30 AM, by MAMISHELI53

    Yesterday we only planned to visit Vicki's father, Papito Maximo. So, I spent some time on the computer. When I got up to walk around a bit in th... Read more

  • Loving Our Neighbors and Ministering to Youth

    7/20/2014 1:09:12 PM, by MAMISHELI53

    I don't know how many people in the neighborhood Vicki invited, but yesterday afternoon 4 adults and one girl arrived. We served crackers with st... Read more

  • Ministering

    7/19/2014 4:24:28 PM, by MAMISHELI53

    Last night Vicki's bro-in-law Meme picked me up and took me to the church service at a pentecostal church called Mas Que Vencedores. Vicki arrive... Read more

  • Visiting and Ministering

    7/18/2014 11:01:49 AM, by MAMISHELI53

    So, yesterday Vicki gave me a little tour of some of the farm. The sun is pretty intense here, so I cut it short, having left my sunblock in Puca... Read more

  • After Resting

    7/17/2014 12:25:50 PM, by MAMISHELI53

    Had a restful night, which included a 35 minute phone call to my Honey! Arrenged to treat Vicki and one of my "sons" (who has CP) to lunch today,... Read more

  • Chiclayo

    7/16/2014 4:35:46 PM, by MAMISHELI53

    I am safely in Chiclayo, where it is warm and sunny. Sitting here in Vikki's...um, I guess it's the garage, because there's a motokar here, but s... Read more

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