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  • Stuck on a plateau

    1/18/2017 11:04:41 PM, by BETTYBOOPLOLLY

    I have been stuck in a plateau for months! I am going to work harder to overcome this. I don't drink enough water because it tastes so bland. My ... Read more

  • Excuses! Excuses!

    12/26/2016 11:02:04 PM, by BETTYBOOPLOLLY

    I don't care for vegetables because I didn't grow up eating vegetables. I can't get the hang of eating something else for breakfast besides cerea... Read more

  • Annual Halloween Funny

    10/31/2016 6:05:39 PM, by DOTSLADY

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  • SparkPeople

    10/5/2016 10:16:48 PM, by BETTYBOOPLOLLY

    SP is so awesome, its free! Most diet programs are expensive. The meals are even expensive. SP has recipes and meal plans. The only thing that co... Read more

  • I want to get healthy!

    9/26/2016 11:54:37 AM, by BETTYBOOPLOLLY

    The reason I want to get to my weight goal is to fit into some clothes that I am anxious to wear. Next year in April ( thats when I want to reach... Read more

  • Weighing In

    9/25/2016 9:43:05 AM, by MOLLY90943

    It's been just about a week when I found SparkPeople. So far, I found a diet buddy, learned how to blog, found great forums for health and frien... Read more

  • Vitamins

    9/24/2016 11:31:36 AM, by MOLLY90943

    .... I take vitamins now and then, but lately I'm being more consistent and taking them daily. Some are capsules and tablets, but most are gummi... Read more

  • Dont Have Time

    9/18/2016 6:32:48 PM, by BETTYBOOPLOLLY

    I always say I dont have time to exercise, but I have time to be on FB. I have time to sleep. I have time to sit on the couch and watch TV. Excus... Read more

  • Time to follow my bliss

    6/10/2016 9:06:05 PM, by SBECKER526

    Joseph Campbell wrote about following your bliss. I am adjusting well to life at the Highlands. I have a solid exercise program with many optio... Read more

  • Enjoying walking in the park

    5/29/2016 10:46:57 PM, by SBECKER526

    I went out walking this afternoon in the Wyomissing Park from door 5 of the Highlands and went down Parkview to the parking lot. I then walked t... Read more

  • Enjoying home

    5/14/2016 3:45:22 PM, by SBECKER526

    It is great to be home. I love sitting at my writing desk and looking out the bay window. Rain is pelting the window. The cat left the window ... Read more

  • quiet times

    4/28/2016 4:04:45 PM, by SBECKER526

    I am enjoying a time of planning. I will be facilitating a discussion on the book, The Faith Club for our residents. My team consists of Barbar... Read more

  • Feeling close to God

    4/23/2016 8:47:44 PM, by SBECKER526

    I feel so blessed in my life and content. I feel God's presence in my dealing with others. I am a good friend/listener to several people in my ... Read more

  • New thing for me

    4/16/2016 1:10:58 PM, by SBECKER526

    I have a new desire to explore the Wyomissing Park. I went on a bird watching walk. I got to the creek and then walked along it. The sunshine ... Read more

  • Keeping relationships strong

    4/15/2016 4:28:59 PM, by SBECKER526

    I have been caught up with the move and health concerns. Several groups of friends understood. This past week I made certain I got in touch and... Read more

  • Fitness Surprises for ME!

    4/6/2016 10:31:02 AM, by SBECKER526

    I felt so stressed and in pain around January 1st. Then things changed in surprising ways. 1. We found a buyer for our house. Settlement oc... Read more

  • Thrilled with the Highlands

    3/30/2016 9:08:25 PM, by SBECKER526

    Each day I find more ways to celebrate our move into the Highlands at Wyomissing. Bob and I have a secure environment. We are surrounded by wel... Read more

  • Holidays at our community

    3/27/2016 8:43:12 PM, by SBECKER526

    I am grateful for the warm, caring environment at the Highlands. Bob and I had Easter dinner in our favorite restaurant. The servers were adept... Read more

  • New focus and lift

    3/13/2016 7:49:39 PM, by SBECKER526

    Bob and I have a more relaxed attitude. We feel less stress. We are enjoying time in our apartment and checking out the buds on the trees. Sna... Read more

  • House is sold!

    3/12/2016 2:20:37 AM, by SBECKER526

    The time finally arrived when all the paperwork was in order. Our settlement happened at 4 pm on March 11th. Our realtor, Tom Degle... Read more

  • Accepting the delay

    3/6/2016 7:30:11 PM, by SBECKER526

    My husband and I really want to have the settlement on our house occur. Fellow residents shared that they had similar delays and problems. My r... Read more

  • Mixed emotions tonight

    3/2/2016 11:16:21 PM, by SBECKER526

    We will sell our house soon. I walked through the house today. I remembered when we bought the house 43 years ago. I remembered cooking meals... Read more

  • paleo/low-histamine/candi
    da diet food list

    3/2/2016 12:48:12 PM, by DOTSLADY

    Sorry you couldn't read the pic I posted in the last blog entry, Morticia! Here's a readable version (CAPITAL LETTERS are a strong status within... Read more

  • Discerning what I want to do

    2/22/2016 9:51:21 AM, by SBECKER526

    Now that the move is almost finished with paperwork and the sale of the house to go, I will spend time discerning what I am called to really do. ... Read more

  • Getting closer to settlement

    2/21/2016 10:17:42 AM, by SBECKER526

    My husband and I are 10 days out in the settlement of our house. It will be a huge relief to have that done. I am getting more into the routine... Read more

  • Busier than ever!

    2/11/2016 8:42:22 PM, by SBECKER526

    I have my busy moments. I limit them to two hours a day. I do my phone calls, computer work and meetings. I will not schedule more than two ho... Read more

  • still exercising

    2/8/2016 7:10:28 PM, by SBECKER526

    I really enjoy exercising. I try to walk 3 miles each day. I am cycling 30 minutes on days I don't get to classes. I do one tai chi class , one... Read more

  • Appreciation for all those who helped during our 30 inch storm

    1/27/2016 11:21:47 PM, by SBECKER526

    All o f the people who touched my life during the storm gave of themselves. From the drivers who brought key personnel to our residence to keep ... Read more

  • The Paralysis of Analysis

    1/26/2016 1:36:34 PM, by DOTSLADY

    or Chicken or Egg? I've spared you all my inner thoughts on a multitude of blog entries on this, but I have be... Read more

  • Enjoying life

    1/18/2016 9:09:20 PM, by SBECKER526

    I am enjoying meeting new people and to hear their stories. Each of us has challenges and special traits that are great to hear about. I have a... Read more

  • Progress in defining new life

    1/15/2016 9:55:03 PM, by SBECKER526

    My husband and I completed the new resident orientation and found the program to be worthwhile. We understand our new environment and the govern... Read more

  • Hopes

    1/1/2016 2:55:29 PM, by SBECKER526

    I have many hopes as I look at 2016. Here are a few of them. 1. We sell our home of 42 years. 2. We continue to adjust to our new lifestyle ... Read more

  • Getting better

    12/31/2015 11:08:54 AM, by SBECKER526

    Physical therapy and my guide to fitness are helping. I am regaining strength in my knee. Yesterday I climbed the 30 steps to my apartment with... Read more

  • Eating and Exercising

    12/26/2015 9:56:47 PM, by SBECKER526

    I now have my plan for exercising in place with low impact cardio, strength, yoga, tai chi and qigong. I try to cycle in my apartment for 20 min... Read more

  • Not a White Christmas t'all

    12/26/2015 1:27:22 AM, by DOTSLADY

    Merry Christmas from balmy Texas y'all (85* today!) ... Read more

  • Beautiful Christmas

    12/25/2015 8:24:51 PM, by SBECKER526

    I am so blessed. Our move to the Highlands at Wyomissing was so perfect. The opportunities and fellowship are great. My friends also contribut... Read more

  • Special time in my life

    12/22/2015 4:57:17 PM, by SBECKER526

    This is a special time in my life. My years of working are behind me. All of the stuff we accumulated was auctioned, sold at a flea market, or ... Read more

  • Acceptance of a new normal

    12/20/2015 3:37:45 PM, by SBECKER526

    I am blessed and happy. I am learning to accept my limitations and to make adjustments. It is okay not to get to a church service at 9 am if my... Read more

  • Blessed and Fortunate!

    12/12/2015 11:38:13 PM, by SBECKER526

    My husband and I are blessed to be living at the Highlands of Wyomissing. We decorated our apartment and started Christmas cards. We are just s... Read more

  • Different Holidays

    11/25/2015 11:35:34 PM, by SBECKER526

    We are beginning our holiday season with dinner in the restaurant we enjoy. The meal will be at 12:30 pm. We consider that we a... Read more

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