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  • Trying to be frugal since I don't know what my income will be since hubby is in nursing home...

    12/3/2016 1:07:28 PM, by TEDDYTEDDY

    When I was still in my home and he went to the nursing home I was given most of his income (SS) to bring me up to 1.5 of poverty level. I was to... Read more

  • Happy Holidays

    11/27/2016 8:55:05 PM, by KPACE7

    The only way to have a friend is to be one. Ralph Waldo Emerson Read more

  • Whine and roses

    11/22/2016 7:43:00 PM, by LADYIRISH317

    They moved a new roommate in with me. She brought so much stuff with her, we can barely move. She wants the window shut tight because she's alway... Read more

  • Friday, 11-18-16 keeping your cool

    11/18/2016 10:27:18 PM, by MERRYMARY42

    When we finish our aerobics class, we have a cool off, where we just relax, and let our bodies and minds relax, get ourselves mentally calm. and ... Read more

  • Thursday

    11/18/2016 12:22:28 AM, by MERRYMARY42

    9:00 in the evening, it has been a long one, but I must blog, I am about the most unorganized person I know, I have plans and good intentions, bu... Read more

  • November 16, 2016

    11/16/2016 9:08:36 PM, by MERRYMARY42

    I have my menu planned for Thanksgiving, and most of what I need I bought today, and I am now starting on Christmas, my Grandsons are in there 20... Read more

  • Tuesday 11-15

    11/15/2016 10:03:02 PM, by MERRYMARY42

    The month is half over, our 5% challenge is winding up, and I am not ready for any of this to happen. today, I got my hair cut, went to the ... Read more

  • Monday 11-14

    11/14/2016 10:16:04 PM, by MERRYMARY42

    a busy telephone day, got my husbands pre op schedule finished, and we are going to be busy next Monday, blood work, x-rays and EKG, Tuesday, cle... Read more

  • Sunday November 13

    11/14/2016 1:31:44 AM, by MERRYMARY42

    I have been busy today, made some apple cider caramels, really good, and really fattening, they turned our perfect in looks, ( I have not eaten e... Read more

  • my journey with the 5% Challenge,

    11/12/2016 10:15:58 PM, by MERRYMARY42

    I have been with the Cloverleafs on my 5% journey, since I joined it, probably my 4th one, maybe 3rd. and I have succeeded in not gaining that mu... Read more

  • I figured out how to come after dark from the gym...

    11/11/2016 3:09:46 PM, by TEDDYTEDDY

    As I was walking home from the gym just before dark, lo and behold a bus came by that goes right to my apt building.....So if I leave the gym abo... Read more

  • Can't wait to get in the pools at the gym today!

    11/10/2016 2:05:07 PM, by TEDDYTEDDY

    Even though I am tired today I am going swimming to help my back, etc. get stronger. If I get too late of a start I can't go cause I am afraid t... Read more

  • It's been crazy

    11/10/2016 11:17:04 AM, by LADYIRISH317

    I know I've been away for awhile. Things have been crazy, even before the elevtion. Two weeks ago the staff here suggested I move to another... Read more

  • I walked a mile in my shoes today to go to vote

    11/8/2016 7:03:10 PM, by TEDDYTEDDY

    I am making efforts to increase physical activity. One roadblock is that my gym's swimming pool has been closed for about 5 days and won't open ... Read more

  • Crabby

    10/27/2016 3:24:50 AM, by LADYIRISH317

    Yesterday they asked me if I'd like to transfer to another room. They told me it's a much quieter part of the building, and that the CNA I can't ... Read more

  • The rambling wreck

    10/26/2016 2:26:28 PM, by LADYIRISH317

    The rain has stopped for the moment, but I sure hope we get more. California needs all the rain it can get. I also would enjoy a good thunderstor... Read more

  • Tuesday trifles

    10/25/2016 2:48:58 PM, by LADYIRISH317

    The roommate who constantly complained went home, but the CNA who usually takes care of me on the day shift fills the gap. She constantly gripes ... Read more

  • Through the Looking Glass

    10/17/2016 2:12:36 PM, by LADYIRISH317

    I feel like this place is some alternate universe I've fallen into. The CNA who usually takes care of me in the morning complains constantly abou... Read more

  • Quilting instead of eating

    10/17/2016 8:08:32 AM, by TORNADO40

    When you are busy quilting you don't have time to snack. Besides getting a quilt out of it you also lose weight. Good to keep busy. I have b... Read more

  • How and why

    10/16/2016 9:06:35 PM, by LADYIRISH317

    Some people have asked how I got here. It's a long story. A year ago April I had a mental and emotional breakdown. This resulted in my losin... Read more

  • Work Can Be Fun

    10/16/2016 1:33:09 PM, by SEKSUNSHINE

    I just told you that my 1 job has been very busy. A couple weeks ago 2 of us took 100 college girls to a weekend retreat. Yes I got paid to rel... Read more

  • New Garage and New Work Shop

    10/16/2016 1:17:55 PM, by SEKSUNSHINE

    I know it's been awhile, but with 2 jobs and 1 of them taking most of my time, my me time is few and far between. Thankfully the 1 job is slowin... Read more

  • Saturday

    10/15/2016 1:40:05 PM, by LADYIRISH317

    Today is National I Love Yarn Day. Just saying... I'm going to finish the current shawl today or tomorrow. Next one -- hmmm -- the complicat... Read more

  • Rainy Friday

    10/14/2016 2:24:03 PM, by LADYIRISH317

    Heavy rain, coffee and my knitting. It would be an enjoyable morning if my roommate wasn't in full complaint mode since six A.M. She doesn't like... Read more

  • Message to my body

    10/13/2016 9:03:35 AM, by ARTYMISS

    Dear Body, There seems to be plenty of food available for us. I'm pretty sure we can make it through months and months without concern. What... Read more

  • Works for Me

    10/12/2016 10:04:48 AM, by ARTYMISS

    I've been on this journey before. And I've had success before. The tricky part is keeping it off. But first I need to rediscover what worked for ... Read more

  • Drifting along

    10/11/2016 6:15:13 PM, by LADYIRISH317

    I finished the sea green shawl and I'm knitting a new one in a multi-color yarn in jewel tones of blue and purple. I've wondered if I really need... Read more

  • Create More Certainty

    10/11/2016 11:46:48 AM, by ARTYMISS

    I believe I will reach my goal weight for the following motivations: 1. Self confidence and pride in my appearance 2. I will have more ene... Read more

  • Small Victories

    10/10/2016 10:11:01 AM, by ARTYMISS

    I weighed myself this morning and I'm up a fraction. Just a normal daily fluctuation, I'm sure. But I know this about myself - I'm unreasonably m... Read more

  • BLC Progress

    10/9/2016 2:54:11 PM, by GLASSART43

    One requirement for our week-end challenge is to blog about what I'm doing right this round of BLC. I have to thank the Bronze Wellness Warriors ... Read more

  • WEC 5 Blog what I'm doing right this round

    10/7/2016 2:02:46 PM, by SIOBHANKNITS

    Reflect/write about what I'm doing right this BLC: 1. Have eliminated all refined sugar from my diet. No mochas, cane sugar, maple syrup, s... Read more

  • This, that and the other thing

    10/5/2016 6:38:23 PM, by LADYIRISH317

    I'm trying to figure out why they pureed the "roast beef" at lunch today. Most of us still have teeth. Today the ombudsman came around. I di... Read more

  • Oregon vacation was great!

    10/5/2016 11:52:13 AM, by TORNADO40

    We had a great week in Oregon last week. The weather was beautiful and the scenery was fantastic. We did a lot of hiking and fairly healthy eatin... Read more

  • I'm okay, just sad

    10/3/2016 5:54:03 PM, by LADYIRISH317

    Thanks for all the help and support. I'm not in a position to hurt myself, but I wouldn't even if I could. Maybe I'm just tired of living he... Read more

  • motivation

    9/30/2016 8:59:23 PM, by MERRYMARY42

    I am still motivated with Sparks, it just seems like those last 6 or 7 pounds are here to stay, I am doing 5% challenge (fall) and a no sweets an... Read more

  • Feeling low

    9/30/2016 2:23:29 PM, by LADYIRISH317

    I don't tell anyone, but I feel like I have a lump of lead inside. I can't even cry any more. It feels like I'm disappearing. ... Read more

  • Thoughts and stuff

    9/25/2016 2:13:43 PM, by LADYIRISH317

    Friday night my dear friend Sacha came to visit (and brought fish & chips for dinner -- yum!). During dinner as we talked, I told her something I... Read more

  • Heading to Oregon for vacation

    9/24/2016 7:38:42 AM, by TORNADO40

    Tomorrow we fly to Portland to begin a vacation in Oregon. From Portland we will drive down the coast, then over to Crater Lake National Park, th... Read more

  • This and that

    9/23/2016 12:11:51 PM, by LADYIRISH317

    I just sent a thank you message to the designer of the shawl I'm knitting. With her help I was able to get past the obstacle and now the shawl is... Read more

  • And then there's that

    9/22/2016 1:48:25 PM, by LADYIRISH317

    I was able to get my yarn, and I got three different ones so that I'll be set for awhile. I restarted a shawl I had a lot of trouble with before.... Read more

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