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  • having fun

    11/20/2017 4:59:13 PM, by TXCURIOUS

    Best weather to rake leaves. temps in the low 60's and clear blue sky Read more

  • new week

    11/19/2017 9:51:45 AM, by TXCURIOUS

    So this is Thanksgiving week and I am officially starting the 60 minute walk cycle. I was going to wait till after the holiday, but why ? really.... Read more

  • 5k

    11/17/2017 10:37:55 AM, by TXCURIOUS

    I am getting better at walking the 5 K consistently. Some days I take my time, but I walk the entire 5 k now. Some days I walk them to challen... Read more

  • Physio appointment and unexpected news

    11/17/2017 3:58:47 AM, by JOYLARK

    I've been thinking about whether to buy a recumbent exercise bike or not for the last few weeks (and it's still an option), then yesterday for so... Read more

  • Stress eating #2

    11/17/2017 3:44:55 AM, by JOYLARK

    I'm noticing different things with stress and exercise so far, particularly with respect to walking. When I'm walking outdoors and at a slow... Read more

  • this is what I did today

    11/16/2017 4:09:08 PM, by TXCURIOUS

    So I had a rest day... but that didn't mean I was gonna sit still and do nothing.. lol Here is what I did - among other things, like reading... Read more

  • shift change

    11/16/2017 7:41:11 AM, by TXCURIOUS

    It feels like shift change this morning. As I was waking up I noticed that hubby was crawling into bed. Apparently he was working and monitoring ... Read more

  • Thanksgiving Around the Corner

    11/15/2017 9:14:25 AM, by JANNY316

    With Thanksgiving around the corner, I thought I would reflect on this year now. Dealing with my father's passing last year is still on going th... Read more

  • Stress eating #1

    11/15/2017 3:55:15 AM, by JOYLARK

    One of the things I'm noticing is that I'm falling ... Read more

  • Walking away the pounds

    11/14/2017 4:16:06 AM, by JOYLARK

    It was hot and windy here today, as we get closer to hitting summer ... I kept waiting hoping that as it got later in the afternoon things would ... Read more

  • When it's ok to quit

    11/14/2017 4:09:48 AM, by JOYLARK

    There are so many ... should I and shouldn't I messages I've been thinking of when considering the issue of quitting something. Things like: ... Read more

  • Days 4 - 7 - 100 days of weight loss

    11/14/2017 3:54:00 AM, by JOYLARK

    Entries for days 4 - 7 (Catching up on my blog posting) Day 4 - Boundaries not diets My current ... Read more

  • crock pot

    11/12/2017 7:12:30 PM, by TXCURIOUS

    I been playing with my slow cookers and crock pots... is there a difference? I don't know; I use them all the same way anyhow. But I been playin... Read more

  • working out

    11/10/2017 10:49:46 AM, by TXCURIOUS

    I been switching up between outside walking and treadmill walking this week due to the weather. I must say I always hated the treadmill, but I th... Read more

  • messing with me

    11/9/2017 10:47:05 AM, by TXCURIOUS

    This getting up at 4 a.m. is clearly messing with me. I just have to find my way back to a more accommodating schedule. I think it's the time cha... Read more

  • A few moments of inspiration

    11/8/2017 6:53:14 AM, by JOYLARK

    My challenge for today in the 21days new member challenge was finding some inspirational quotes - so ... Read more

  • Days 1-3 (Linda spangles 100 days to weight loss)

    11/8/2017 4:06:11 AM, by JOYLARK

    These are my entries as I go through the book 100 days by Linda Spangl... Read more

  • Yes it's a cold

    11/7/2017 4:36:12 PM, by JOYLARK

    Yesterday I wasn't sure if what I was feeling was allergies or the start of a cold, looks like the answer is a cold - nasty sore throat, sneezing... Read more

  • More food experiments

    11/6/2017 2:42:19 PM, by JOYLARK

    After making the kale chips on Saturday I made some more on Sunday, this time with half the oil and two minutes longer in the oven. ... Read more

  • project

    11/6/2017 11:32:27 AM, by TXCURIOUS

    My grand-daughter did great on her project and I must say I was very impressed with her skills. She is been crafting all her life and it shows... Read more

  • Water water everywhere

    11/6/2017 3:50:43 AM, by JOYLARK

    In the last few weeks I've had several people comment on how much water I should be drinking - my gp told me to increase my fluid... Read more

  • The help offered isn't the help I need

    11/5/2017 4:21:35 AM, by JOYLARK

    I mentioned to my dietician experience to my doctor; and he started saying again that one option would be putting me on duromine (also known as p... Read more

  • Kale chips and my experience

    11/4/2017 4:04:57 AM, by JOYLARK

    So, after hearing about kale chips and their many b... Read more

  • testing

    11/3/2017 10:47:35 AM, by TXCURIOUS

    I am participating in the 5k walking challenge. I checked on google and did the whole trans-thing... so, 5 k is actually 3.10686 miles and I'm t... Read more

  • Nutrition tracker - close

    11/2/2017 3:47:12 AM, by JOYLARK

    Close! And I have 0-5 calories left for my ma... Read more

  • Podiatrist visit ...

    11/1/2017 6:46:10 PM, by JOYLARK

    Every other day seems to be a visit to a different ... Read more

  • all done

    11/1/2017 6:28:28 PM, by TXCURIOUS

    with Christmas shopping that is... I spent my last bit for Christmas gifts this morning. That just counts for gifts that needed to be bought. I ... Read more

  • Just a little bit confusing

    10/31/2017 4:50:37 AM, by JOYLARK

    Firstly thanks to spark peoples dietician Becky and several others who gave me some good suggestions about preparing for the first session with t... Read more

  • good week

    10/29/2017 9:50:15 AM, by TXCURIOUS

    this has been a good week for me! I have learned quite a bit about myself and made progress. I dropped weight, little bit, but really healthy for... Read more

  • Battling discouragement

    10/29/2017 5:09:36 AM, by JOYLARK

    My doctors visit the other day started with a conversation of we need to start looking at long term pain management. It really feels like giving ... Read more

  • Mindfulness and pain management

    10/27/2017 3:36:49 AM, by JOYLARK

    Has anyone been using mindfulness to help with pain management, and if so what have your experiences been like so far? I've tried this previ... Read more

  • forgot the time

    10/26/2017 10:30:40 AM, by TXCURIOUS

    Oh,wow I been an my morning walk and totally forgot the time. I went a different way because it was so windy and I wanted to see if my favorite t... Read more

  • Waiting for appointment with gp

    10/25/2017 5:58:51 PM, by JOYLARK

    Currently waiting for an appointment with my doctor ... as a follow up from the appointment with the general surgeon the other day. I'm still a m... Read more

  • Walked today

    10/25/2017 7:42:15 AM, by JOYLARK

    My physiotherapist gave the ok to walk for ten minutes three times a week ... which sounds such a tiny amount and actually I think I've done more... Read more

  • temps

    10/24/2017 7:44:37 AM, by TXCURIOUS

    Starting today the morning temperatures for my morning walk are actually going to require a light jacket ( 36 by Friday morning). It has finely s... Read more

  • It doesn't take much ... Spark friends

    10/23/2017 9:56:58 PM, by JOYLARK

    Sometimes it doesn't take much at all to make a difference in how we feel about things and consequently our attitudes and responses to different ... Read more

  • The leaves are starting to turn pretty here in Southern Indiana, and

    10/23/2017 2:25:15 PM, by LAINIE2009

    with Halloween soon approaching, the Grandchildren are getting very excited. Our 4 year old Grandson Elijah has been with us since he was 5 month... Read more

  • Feeling discouraged

    10/23/2017 2:52:44 AM, by JOYLARK

    I know the feeling will pass, but right now it is there Just unsure where to turn for help next (at least in terms of the medical profession) ... Read more

  • Going the wrong way

    10/20/2017 2:59:25 PM, by JOYLARK

    For the last 1.5 weeks i seem to be gaining rather than losing weight which is frustrating. I think it's partly a combination of hormonal, health... Read more

  • surprised

    10/18/2017 9:46:06 AM, by TXCURIOUS

    I just got back from my morning walk and it was really beautiful outside; crisp with a light chill. Enough for me to wear a light jacket and a he... Read more

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