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  • All packed up

    6/18/2015 10:54:34 AM, by SPARKER65

    Well all I have to do is get through today at work! I brought my breakfast and lunch today. My husband has an inner ear infection due to al... Read more

  • Today it Begins

    6/18/2015 8:05:28 AM, by OPTIMALLILSIS57

    Instead of having my doctor tell me to get in shape, I went to my doctor and told her I wanted her help in getting me in shape. I'm tired all the... Read more

  • Gross. Nosebleeds - My first trip to the ER

    6/17/2015 1:37:02 PM, by CAT-IN-CJ

    This is gross, not for public consumption . . . . but I'm writing it down for the record . . . . For the first time in my life, DH took my ... Read more

  • I did it - Group workout #1

    6/17/2015 12:36:57 PM, by SPARKER65

    Well I finally made it to a class this morning. A friend of mine joined the same gym and we decided that today was the day to go to a class that... Read more

  • Motivation....

    6/16/2015 10:38:35 PM, by SLMUELLER83

    So I've been doing well sticking to eating healthier, working out, and all that fun stuff. However I hit some sort of wall. I think it's cause I'... Read more

  • Terrible Tuesday

    6/16/2015 2:02:43 PM, by SPARKER65

    Well I didn't have time to get my lunch together, because I came in early to work today. Very stressful day today at work! No lunch setu... Read more

  • Heading home....

    6/16/2015 11:51:06 AM, by ERIN_POSCH

    Internal clock must of been exhausted too, as it let me sleep in until 6:30. We wanted to be up by 7:00 and out the door by 8:00. We managed t... Read more

  • One Day of Healthy Recipes

    6/16/2015 3:02:57 AM, by CJWORDPLAY

    A good day starts with breakfast, especially when b... Read more

  • Meeting Goals

    6/15/2015 11:26:35 PM, by SLINKYREDDRESS

    This week I set myself three goals: Earn the Glow Getter award every day this week (8,000 steps per day) Get the Gold Fitness award for... Read more

  • Weekly weigh in

    6/15/2015 2:03:20 PM, by KETHELS50

    176.4 not what I hoped for but still down 1 pound from last week. As a dear friend of mine says "no weight loss is better than a weight gain". ... Read more

  • Still going and still frustrated

    6/15/2015 1:42:56 PM, by HARRIET113

    So I've been fighting the same pound for nearly 2 weeks. It's maddening. My weight loss is basically at a complete standstill. What is causing th... Read more

  • Dallas night life...

    6/15/2015 12:10:04 PM, by ERIN_POSCH

    You probably won't believe this, but the main reason BFF and I headed to Dallas (which is 4 hours away from our home too) was to see a movie with... Read more

  • Happy Monday

    6/15/2015 10:17:24 AM, by SPARKER65

    Well we ate very well over the weekend and very healthy! My husband and I both worked in the yard getting the weeds under control etc. I ha... Read more

  • New to SP

    6/14/2015 9:05:48 PM, by ROGUEKAT

    Well, I am not sure what to say on here? I am not a lifelong dieter, in fact, though I have always been a big girl it really has never bothered m... Read more

  • What Am I Supposed to Do?

    6/14/2015 11:23:55 AM, by AEONWARRIOR

    That's the question isn't it? What am I supposed to do to fix what's wrong with me? I have no idea what the answer to that question is. I thought... Read more

  • Awards, Awards, Awards!!!

    6/13/2015 11:15:22 PM, by SLINKYREDDRESS

    Woohoo! Today I walked 11,744 steps, which earned me the Glow Getter award for the day, plus the 300 lifetime miles award, (which I've walked in... Read more

  • many small steps will take me far

    6/13/2015 11:50:40 AM, by KETHELS50

    Today my husband and I went on a hike. He is much more fit than I so he gets ahead of me then comes back. My struggle is to not compare myself to... Read more

  • Working my butt off

    6/12/2015 11:35:29 PM, by SLINKYREDDRESS

    I got my glow getter award today with 9,144 steps, but I was really dragging my butt on the last 1,144. That was because I spent 40 magnificent... Read more

  • TGIF!! And Sanat Baby Chapter Ten

    6/12/2015 7:11:43 PM, by AANGEL3

    Happy TGIF! Not a lot going on. I did get chapter 10 of Santa Baby done. So without further it is! Chris stood in front of the op... Read more

  • Things don't always go the way you want them to

    6/12/2015 4:59:33 PM, by KETHELS50

    A harsh truth is that life happens and not always the way you would like it to. A month ago I was rear-ended in my car by a young kid. Now I am f... Read more

  • Fuchsia wisdom

    6/12/2015 10:50:58 AM, by GOULDSGRANITE

    Drink plenty of water Relax in the shade. Hap... Read more

  • Friday Fun Day

    6/12/2015 10:47:42 AM, by SPARKER65

    Well today is going to be an AWESOME day! Prepared my lunch last night and I'm using my new insulated bag to keep it cold. Basmati rice, gr... Read more


    6/12/2015 9:59:20 AM, by ERIN_POSCH

    The 4 hour trip from North Bend to Dallas was rather uneventful -- to most outsiders I suppose. We got to see many scenice views as we traveled ... Read more

  • The Wacky Walking Woman

    6/12/2015 12:25:25 AM, by SLINKYREDDRESS

    I'm quite sure the residents of this small town must think of me as the wacky walking woman. People tell me all the time they saw me walking her... Read more

  • Thursday excited

    6/11/2015 6:28:03 PM, by SPARKER65

    My hubby will be home tonight and I've missed him more than usual! I'm looking forward to some clean eating and trying out some new recipes!! W... Read more

  • When Life Throws You...Boulders...

    6/11/2015 5:30:15 PM, by MADAMS0519

    Any time we make a change to ourselves, we begin to see the world around us more clearly. We find out where priorities lie and who our true frien... Read more

  • Farmers market

    6/11/2015 5:09:17 PM, by LINDAM.1

    fresh organic raspberries. strawberries garlic with raspberry yogurt local. raspberry, oats for heart duck egg for fresh chicken... Read more

  • Visiting with MOM

    6/11/2015 10:56:50 AM, by ERIN_POSCH

    Just a bit north of Coos Bay is a small but spectacular place called MOM's Kitchen (1603 Sherman Ave, North Bend, OR). I'd highly recommend it ... Read more

  • Denise and Me, we be Buds

    6/11/2015 12:55:23 AM, by SLINKYREDDRESS

    Today was a good day in a lot of ways. I earned my Glow Getter award by walking 8,000 steps, about 20% of which were earned by walking to the Da... Read more

  • Santa Baby - Chapter 9

    6/10/2015 7:40:59 PM, by AANGEL3

    So I sliced a bit of one of my pinkie finger last night. Took off a nice little patch. It bled like I'd cut a vain. After I plastered it with 4 o... Read more

  • Rest and relaxation...

    6/10/2015 11:18:52 AM, by ERIN_POSCH

    Well, its been a long day of walking and weather, and wondering beaches, and after a late night last night we decide to head back to the motel in... Read more

  • Try try again

    6/10/2015 10:37:35 AM, by KETHELS50

    So the 30 pounds I had lost has now become 20 and I'm not happy with myself, but I will not give up. This time around the journey started with wa... Read more

  • Happy Wednesday

    6/10/2015 10:29:12 AM, by SPARKER65

    Well I got up this morning and got on the treadmill for almost 15 minutes this morning. But had to jump off to clean up the cat vomit UGH!! ... Read more

  • Self-Care 101

    6/10/2015 1:15:32 AM, by CJWORDPLAY

    It has taken many years for me to realize the wisdo... Read more

  • Family

    6/9/2015 10:33:39 PM, by LINDAM.1

    Family is so important I have an adopted family my friend and I met when we were just about 1 .her family knew me from about 61 years. We have ... Read more

  • Containers on their way

    6/9/2015 2:24:19 PM, by SPARKER65

    Well I just purchased online some plastic containers to keep my food in for work. They look like they will be perfect for lunches or breakfast a... Read more

  • Beaches!

    6/9/2015 11:02:27 AM, by ERIN_POSCH

    Once the animals were well fed and loved by us, we decided to load up and hit the beaches. I have to admit that this time around it was not my ty... Read more

  • Dancing helps

    6/9/2015 12:02:18 AM, by LINDAM.1

    Dancing helps. Rose festival in Portland. emoticonal in Portland parade on national I be leave. ... Read more

  • Slow going

    6/8/2015 6:04:36 PM, by HARRIET113

    It's been almost 4 months since I started dieting and I've lost about 18 pounds. It's much more tedious than the last time I was on a diet. The h... Read more

  • Lion, tigers and bears...oh my!

    6/8/2015 5:01:45 PM, by ERIN_POSCH

    The visit to Old Town was a way for BFF and her children to share their memories with me. I believe it brought us closer together as family (alt... Read more

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