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  • YES I CAN

    2/20/2015 5:51:37 AM, by WILDXANGELS

    Change 'I CAN'T' into 'I CAN' and pretty soon you will say 'I DID'." Everything starts with the ABSOLUTE BELIEF that you can do things. Once you ... Read more

  • If someone my age can do it, Why can't they?

    2/20/2015 12:27:11 AM, by SALAM4545

    I babysat a few students after school today, managed to get some exercise by teaching them to play follow the leader, which none of the kids knew... Read more

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    The Scale...Week 8

    2/19/2015 10:05:32 AM, by LOVINSHERRY78

    a good surprise :) hoping to step it up this week. i always go into everyday with the best intentions...just can't seem to always follow throug... Read more

  • Running Ha Ha...

    2/18/2015 3:10:08 PM, by LOVINSHERRY78

    p.s. frosty 5k didn't happen for me this year. although this is probabl... Read more

  • gratitude

    2/16/2015 7:18:31 AM, by WILDXANGELS

    I love my life. I love my kids and 7 grand daughters. I love my wonderfully amazing husband Joe. I may have extreme ups and downs, and some days... Read more

  • Keeping it simple

    2/14/2015 10:41:23 PM, by 56ROSE

    Since my hubby & I are both working hard to lose weight, we decided to skip the usual Valentine's Day dinner out. Instead, we grilled asparagus f... Read more

  • Valentine's Day outing--a gift to me

    2/14/2015 10:34:22 PM, by BLESSEDBEING

    I knew at the beginning of the year that I wanted to put more energy into new positive directions in my life, and less into escaping the negative... Read more

  • FOOD ADDICTION INSIGHT

    2/14/2015 4:44:15 AM, by WILDXANGELS

    food addiction insight Sometimes our emotions make that magic switch from no real focus on food, mindless snacks and very little activity to wa... Read more

  • Pictures from my Last trip

    2/12/2015 5:57:25 PM, by RICKISMOM1

    Trip to the northern Negev in early Feb., near GAZA red flowers in the first three photos are anemones Read more

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    The Scale...Week 7

    2/12/2015 12:37:39 PM, by LOVINSHERRY78

    ouch! well, it is what it is. nobodys fault but my own. planning to work hard this week to correct this number ;) workouts where few as wel... Read more

  • sick of being sick

    2/11/2015 1:01:32 PM, by WILDXANGELS

    For about the past 12 months, I have done nothing but cough up phlegm. My doctor has no idea what causes it, my x-rays and scans have all been cl... Read more

  • today

    2/11/2015 10:56:52 AM, by WILDXANGELS

    There's nothing you can do about the past. But, you can do a great deal about your future. You don't have to be the same person you were yesterda... Read more

  • keep it simple stupid

    2/11/2015 1:16:44 AM, by WILDXANGELS

    I can be nothing but Optimistic and try to have a sense of humor! It does not help to worry about the inevitable, good or bad! Live life to the f... Read more

  • My Inner Curmudgeon

    2/10/2015 11:29:11 PM, by SALAM4545

    Okay, so sometimes, especially at work, I have to smile and say "Sure, that's great!" when in my head, I am rolling my eyes. Today at work,... Read more

  • Being abused as a child, self abuse and recovery

    2/8/2015 8:55:16 PM, by -WISPY-

    I learned about myself from other people since I was a baby. In fact even before that - in the womb perhaps. It was not only their words... Read more

  • THE FREEDOM TO EXPRESS MYSELF AND MY NEEDS

    2/6/2015 6:58:39 PM, by -WISPY-

    I have just discovered something new. It is OK to have needs and to express them. I had tried this several years ago but did not find it wa... Read more

  • Day 6: 100 Days of Weight Loss

    2/6/2015 1:38:08 PM, by 56ROSE

    My hubby & I have completed 5 days now. We spend @ 15-30 minutes daily on each lesson; usually after dinner. He downloaded the book to his Ipad a... Read more

  • Baby steps

    2/5/2015 7:02:02 PM, by SALAM4545

    Recently as one of my preschool students was working with playdough and tools I told her "Try 5 (1-2-3-4-5) times and if you still need help I wi... Read more

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    The Scale...Week 6

    2/5/2015 12:56:38 PM, by LOVINSHERRY78

    whew! ... Read more

  • Relighting a dead Spark

    2/4/2015 6:20:11 PM, by LADYIRISH317

    I have had literally no Spark for months. I've even been kicked off of a team I used to lead. I want it back, but I don't know how.... Read more

  • January - Total Star Count!

    2/2/2015 4:00:48 PM, by LOVINSHERRY78

    15 out of 31 days! attempted the shawn T's Focus T25 but i couldn't stick with it. i love my variety to much when it comes to workouts. ove... Read more

  • my defects

    2/2/2015 11:59:27 AM, by WILDXANGELS

    Overcritical When nobody around you seems to measure up, it's time to check your yardstick. Being overcritical and irritable has been common... Read more

  • 100 Days of Weight Loss

    1/31/2015 10:09:04 AM, by 56ROSE

    I have decided to work the 100 Days of Weight Loss program. Tomorrow will be my first lesson and I'm ready to go! This program is based on the bo... Read more

  • Re-focusing

    1/29/2015 8:44:31 PM, by SALAM4545

    I wasn't very happy with my weigh in. I was back up 1 pound. I said a few choice words to my scale, because it is hard to see the numbers, and t... Read more

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    The Scale...Week 5

    1/29/2015 9:14:55 AM, by LOVINSHERRY78

    Ooops! i know what i did wrong in my week but i also would have never guessed that kind of gain. i'm hoping it's b/c of T.O.M.. i believe t... Read more

  • MY WALK WITH GOD...MISSING MY MOM

    1/28/2015 1:12:43 PM, by WILDXANGELS

    I LOOK BK ON MY LIFE AFTER MY MOM WENT TO HEAVEN ON OCT. 12 2014. I JUST WANT TO THANK GOD FOR GIVING ME THE STRENGTH TO GO ON EACH DAY .I WAS AT... Read more

  • A NEW DIRECTION TODAY

    1/28/2015 11:10:57 AM, by WILDXANGELS

    "Strength shows not only in the ability to persist, but the ability to start over" When you feel strongly about something and you know You Can.... Read more

  • Final Obstacles

    1/26/2015 11:58:01 AM, by RUNAMOKQT

    Well I finally conquered my final 3 obstacles, being frustrated at myself for not being more consistent, accepting how little I can do right now,... Read more

  • oa works

    1/26/2015 4:28:48 AM, by WILDXANGELS

    There are always two voices in my head. The voice of my HP (who I call God) and the voice of my disease. The first voice is loving, caring, suppo... Read more

  • And Sunday

    1/25/2015 3:06:28 PM, by LADYIRISH317

    One of the handiest tools I bought at the restaurant supply store turned out to be one of the ones I initially paid the least attention to. ... Read more

  • Saturday

    1/24/2015 10:12:25 PM, by LADYIRISH317

    Okay, for the record salt-scrubbing does NOT work at cleaning cast iron. I tried to avoid using water at all but ended up having to anyway becaus... Read more

  • I sort of haven't been eating

    1/24/2015 1:35:31 AM, by LADYIRISH317

    Well, of course I've been eating, just not properly. I will go a full workday not eating until dinner, and then it's frequently takeout. I who so... Read more

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    The Scale...Week 4

    1/22/2015 8:32:21 AM, by LOVINSHERRY78

    not what i wanted but i'll take it!! overall monthly loss.. 14.8 lbs WOOOO WHOOO! Read more

  • Apparently I dodged a cannon ball

    1/22/2015 12:30:59 AM, by LADYIRISH317

    Due to some revisions and adjustments to state Medicaid payments we got a payment statement of over 1,000 pages, and I was looking at having to h... Read more

  • Dealing with another Loss

    1/20/2015 1:08:21 PM, by 56ROSE

    My first husband's Mom passed away last week. I adored her and we were good friends. She was my true Mom; filling a big void left b... Read more

  • I Hate It When...

    1/19/2015 6:41:55 PM, by LOVINSHERRY78

    when my belly fat works its way out of my pants when i'm doing jumping jacks! when my underwear keeps rolling down when i'm doing jump rope!... Read more

  • Monday holiday

    1/19/2015 1:35:14 PM, by LADYIRISH317

    Another cold wet day, but at least I don't have to go to work today. I did use one of the new pans this morning. I beat eggs in it to make ... Read more

  • DETERMINED

    1/19/2015 4:37:50 AM, by WILDXANGELS

    Ok this is hard for me to post. The struggle is very real. This is such an eye opener to me. I AM not happy with this body. Only I can change thi... Read more

  • Sunday sleepies

    1/18/2015 5:45:01 PM, by LADYIRISH317

    I'm not going anywhere today. I'm sleepy and my legs hurt. I'm slowly doing a few tasks but mostly just resting. I'm going to try to go to the co... Read more

  • new habits

    1/18/2015 3:39:16 PM, by WILDXANGELS

    To help yourself: Talk to your doctor about treatment options and stick with treatment Try to maintain a stable schedule of meals and sleep t... Read more

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