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  • New goal - new year!

    12/20/2015 11:03:05 AM, by LOVELY-AMANDA

    I have created a workout calendar for the rest of December and for January. My goal is to finish my planned workouts without missing one! I will ... Read more

  • Another Attention Grabbing Title: Melt 42 lbs.

    12/16/2015 12:33:07 PM, by LCERTUCHE

    Iowa State University scientists are reporting…a recent study shows…adding a soluble fiber supplement may be beneficial in more ways than keep... Read more

  • A LITTLE EARLY

    12/7/2015 5:27:38 PM, by SMIDGON

    I know we have a little bit left until Christmas. How Ever, under the circumstances, with getting ready and Chemo and all, I want to: WI... Read more

  • Well

    12/6/2015 9:51:04 AM, by CRAFTSNUT

    Here we are. A year and a few months later. I fell of the wagon again. 2015 has been a difficult year, work wise. My time and energy were focused... Read more

  • Meatless Monday Everyday

    12/4/2015 9:19:08 AM, by LCERTUCHE

    Well since I decide to go the vegan journey a couple of months ago, I have really enjoyed the challenge. We are discovering what our (new) favori... Read more

  • PRAYERS

    12/4/2015 5:40:44 AM, by SMIDGON

    "PRAY WITHOUT CEASING"... Read more

  • A NEW TRADITION

    12/3/2015 8:32:57 AM, by SMIDGON

    Today, Lexie and I are starting a new tradition. "Think what a better world it would be if we all the whole world had cookies and milk ... Read more

  • Ever feel like your lost in a desert?

    12/2/2015 7:32:54 PM, by SMIDGON

    To begin with, we had sleet, then light snow! Being where hubby and I are now, is a lonely place! I, for one feel like I have moved in the... Read more

  • MUSINGS

    11/27/2015 9:07:06 AM, by SMIDGON

    I don't know what happened with the last paragraph of the previous blog. I get a different outlook on life over the holidays. I have... Read more

  • Cheering

    11/23/2015 6:27:49 AM, by AUGUSTAGLOOP

    I just wanted to let everyone know that things are going really well for me right now. I think this new job is going to be great (though I'm only... Read more

  • Thanksgiving Leftovers

    11/21/2015 5:13:30 AM, by LCERTUCHE

    I love leftovers but my husband and the Wildbunch are tired of them by the next day. This is a few ideas to help with the transition from feast t... Read more

  • Cheap is good, free is better!

    11/17/2015 8:55:58 AM, by LCERTUCHE

    I like to blog about affordable food so this is an extension of that vein of thought. Saving money is something I constantly think about doing ev... Read more

  • Day 37: Thankful

    11/16/2015 7:10:47 PM, by ANNERIE133

    My daughter's ultrasound came back and showed that everything is normal. The doctor said she'll do a retest on her liver enzymes in a couple of ... Read more

  • I quit my job

    11/16/2015 2:12:36 PM, by BUBBLEJ1

    After over a week of stress, anxiety, and insomnia, I finally handed in my resignation. I have been unhappy in my job all year and it has just go... Read more

  • I need to focus and stop avoiding

    11/14/2015 7:02:21 PM, by CHANYN

    So, it has been a month since I posted my plan on this blog. And after that day I kind of avoided being on here.... because I wasn't doing what I... Read more

  • Day 33: An Experiment in Pancakes

    11/12/2015 9:44:19 AM, by ANNERIE133

    I love pancakes. Love them. I don't have memories of my family eating them around the table on weekends but rather the neighbor that used to ta... Read more

  • Insomnia sucks

    11/12/2015 7:33:17 AM, by BUBBLEJ1

    So, I had 3 days off following my diagnosis of exhaustion. I took my 3 days worth of sleeping pills, as instructed, and tonight is my first night... Read more

  • Affordable"Fish" Cakes

    11/11/2015 9:41:05 AM, by LCERTUCHE

    Okay maybe this is not really fish but my husband loves them and said that I could easily fool him. I was looking at a recipe at Crispy Cajun Chi... Read more

  • Day 32

    11/11/2015 7:39:02 AM, by ANNERIE133

    Today is the day of my daughter's ultrasound to see what's going on with her liver. Both she and I are glad it is finally here. We're both plan... Read more

  • Wondering

    11/10/2015 1:27:42 PM, by AUGUSTAGLOOP

    This is an extra short blog entry because I'm at work. I have done really well with eating only when I'm hungry, etc. over the last few weeks. I ... Read more

  • Fitness

    11/10/2015 11:22:56 AM, by FELICIAKS

    I had my first personal training session yesterday. I learned dozens of things, but most of all how to exercise effectively and correctly. I th... Read more

  • Officially dianosed with exhaustion

    11/9/2015 10:06:15 PM, by BUBBLEJ1

    I went to the doctor on Monday. I hadn't slept properly in weeks. I was stressed, my mind was constantly racing, I was over thinking every single... Read more

  • I just want to feel Normal, Go Shopping in Any Store.. Why Plus Size clothes Cost High or So Basic?

    11/9/2015 8:01:14 PM, by CWYNN01

    So this blog comes on the verge of several emotions I have gone thru this past week.. Last Monday, I weighed in at 242.0 (up nearly 3 pound... Read more

  • Budgeting Holiday Meals

    11/7/2015 12:55:53 PM, by LCERTUCHE

    Truthfully I do not spend much more than my usual shopping. I use mostly the same ingredients that are almost always either in my pantry or on... Read more

  • Reflecting

    11/7/2015 7:02:47 AM, by AUGUSTAGLOOP

    Well, the first week of my new job is under my belt and they haven't fired me yet! It's been a gorgeous week. The town I in which I now work is h... Read more

  • Day 27: TGIF

    11/6/2015 10:55:32 PM, by ANNERIE133

    This has been a long week which is kind of funny to say since I'm on sabbatical. It was a really long, arduous week -- one where nothing went as... Read more

  • Thanksgiving Stress-Free Preparation

    11/6/2015 7:13:50 AM, by LCERTUCHE

    People always ask me how I am ready at the time I say we will eat. This is how I do it. A couple of weeks before Big T Day 1. Write a m... Read more

  • Day 26: Worried

    11/5/2015 4:30:45 PM, by ANNERIE133

    My beautiful daughter recently had her yearly physical check-up and her lab tests came back showing that her liver enzymes are at 150 (normal is ... Read more

  • WHAT TO DO .

    11/5/2015 11:30:12 AM, by SMIDGON

    HELLO ALL We all are still hanging in there. It seems like the week between chemo s are his best time! But, wouldn't you know both we... Read more

  • Just stopping in to say "hi"

    11/4/2015 8:33:05 PM, by GRATEFUL_DAWN

    It looks like I'm making it on here about once a month. Thank you to everyone who made a comment on my last blog. You have no idea how much y... Read more

  • who killed Christmas ?

    11/4/2015 3:07:06 PM, by SUGARSMOM2

    as a young child this was my favorite Holiday season . My mom made it such a very good time for a child . I tried to do the same for my own child... Read more

  • Affordable food: part 10

    11/4/2015 8:44:00 AM, by LCERTUCHE

    Keep a running shopping list. It can be on the refrigerator or kept in your smartphone. Either way you know what you need. You can plan your m... Read more

  • Sliding down a slippery slope

    11/4/2015 2:07:50 AM, by TIME_FOR_CHANGE

    After the last post and my daughter, I lost my will to care, for months. I quit it all: the gym, clean eating, water, etc... I know, I was so wr... Read more

  • Day 24: Community Makes a Difference

    11/3/2015 8:36:35 PM, by ANNERIE133

    Eight months ago I moved from the West Coast of the U.S. to the Southeast. I've heard all about southern hospitality but to experience it has be... Read more

  • Day 23: Perspective

    11/2/2015 7:48:58 PM, by ANNERIE133

    This has been my favorite poem for as long as I can remember. Edmund Vance Cooke isn't a very well known poet but he is the author of the follow... Read more

  • Preparing

    11/1/2015 7:35:46 PM, by AUGUSTAGLOOP

    I probably won't be blogging as much as I have these last two weeks now - my 'unemployment' is over. I start my new job tomorrow. The commute is ... Read more

  • Day 22: Priority # 1

    11/1/2015 9:11:05 AM, by ANNERIE133

    Priority # 1 -- why does that sound so self-absorbed when we think of this in terms of ourselves and so noble when we think in terms of others th... Read more

  • Aching

    10/31/2015 8:06:25 AM, by AUGUSTAGLOOP

    I woke up yesterday with a ton of pain in my lower back - as in, can barely bend over or sit down. This is not a usual occurrence for me, and I t... Read more

  • Day 20: Lovely Little Things

    10/30/2015 5:05:21 PM, by ANNERIE133

    There's something so wonderful about not placing so much energy and focus on food. I've noticed over the last three weeks that I'm turning less ... Read more

  • Laughing

    10/29/2015 7:42:23 PM, by AUGUSTAGLOOP

    Today I went out with my BFF after she was done with school (she's a 5th grade teacher). It was great to see her (it's been 4 whole days lol). Sh... Read more

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