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  • Finding my own healthy and running my own race*

    4/29/2016 5:20:07 AM, by JSTETSER

    Yes, I'm Running my Own Healthy Race! *Truthfully, I am not much of a runner. I love to hike and to walk. Occasionally, I run with a purpose.... Read more

  • Yes we can! Yes we will be happy!

    4/28/2016 5:16:01 AM, by JSTETSER

    Focus. Find those things in life that bring you joy, and keep your heart close to them! Read more

  • I am Very Fortunate

    4/27/2016 11:33:15 PM, by BECCABOO127

    I read some great affirmations on one of my teams, and it reminded me how fortunate I am. I have gone through a period of acquiring. I always w... Read more

  • Yes, I can! and yes, I will stay healthy!

    4/27/2016 5:27:59 AM, by JSTETSER

    Yes I can and yes, I will stay healthy! Today I’m looking at what I want to have in my life. I want good health. If I have learned one thing ... Read more

  • Been remiss in my tracking - but I keep trying.

    4/26/2016 5:48:14 PM, by RAYLINSTEPHENS

    .This is a ONE day at a time, rest of my life program. So, I just keep on trying. ... Read more

  • I can, I will!

    4/26/2016 5:21:03 AM, by JSTETSER

    I can find ways to receive good medical help, and I will live a healthy life! Read more


    4/25/2016 7:56:30 AM, by HDEGMD

    I have made a very deliberate effort to try and NOT think about food at all. For you see that is almost all I thought about for sooooo long. An... Read more

  • Changing my Mind

    4/25/2016 5:30:42 AM, by JSTETSER

    There are some big changes ahead for me. My son is moving to Southern Florida and starting a new life as a resident in a great hospital. My mot... Read more

  • "Running"

    4/24/2016 11:12:19 PM, by LADYVOLSFAN1954

    I love it when my tracker says I've been running. For the longest time I couldn't believe it could be true, then today I had another facepalm mom... Read more


    4/24/2016 8:14:10 AM, by AMARILYNH

    BLC Summer Camp registration is OPEN NOW! If you'd like to be on my team, its the HOT MOCHA MANIACS team! The Biggest Loser Challenge (al... Read more

  • There’s No Second Nature

    4/24/2016 5:16:30 AM, by JSTETSER

    There’s No Second Nature By Jackie Stetser We need to teach children of all ages to love and respect the creatures of this world because there ... Read more

  • Making the most of changed plans

    4/23/2016 5:31:31 AM, by JSTETSER

    Yesterday was meant to be a hiking day. Our backpacks were ready, and we were on our way to Monadnock when it started to rain. We opted to save... Read more

  • Learning to Ask

    4/22/2016 5:47:29 AM, by JSTETSER

    If you read my blog yesterday, then you know that I spent the day getting a mammogram. I have dense tissue in my breasts, and always get called ... Read more

  • Day Two

    4/21/2016 12:15:45 PM, by SNAZZI

    Day two puts me down another 3.8 miles toward my goal of 2200 miles...2193.4 miles to go.... Read more

  • Day One:

    4/21/2016 12:14:29 PM, by SNAZZI

    My first day back in to working out and the first day of my Appalachian trail conquest. I have logged in 3.8 miles.... Read more

  • Appalachian Trail Challenge

    4/21/2016 12:13:08 PM, by SNAZZI

    I have challenged myself to walk an amount of miles equal to the 2200 mile Appalachian trail. And if I do good and haven't lost the weight I want... Read more

  • My Mamogram Complaint!

    4/21/2016 5:48:33 AM, by JSTETSER

    The time has come for me, once again, to have a mammogram. I know that detecting breast cancer in the earliest and most curable state could save... Read more

  • Walking it off!

    4/20/2016 5:24:40 AM, by JSTETSER

    The other day I got stuck in the rat race of doing too much, and draining our inner resources. Read more

  • I've been whiny lately, sorry y'all

    4/20/2016 1:36:10 AM, by LADYVOLSFAN1954

    Sorry for being so whiny lately y'all. I just don't know what's going on inside of my head lately? I've been so out of sorts. Top that off with d... Read more

  • BIG Credit Card Mistake!

    4/19/2016 5:19:31 AM, by JSTETSER

    Money is a private matter for me, and I seldom write about it. Yesterday, however, a big mistake came to light, and I am still in shock! Many ... Read more

  • Grandma's world

    4/18/2016 6:07:17 AM, by JSTETSER

    Grandma's world is a special place Filled with the wonder and the face Of the little child Who is in my arms She fills my heart with l... Read more

  • 6th Try -- The Final Straw

    4/18/2016 2:12:19 AM, by ELYSIAN_DREAMS

    Well, I guess I didn't take the 5th try very seriously. So, to recap, I was 216.0 on 10/7/15. That was about as close to progress as I've co... Read more

  • IN A RUT

    4/17/2016 4:26:32 PM, by HDEGMD

    RUT defined as same routine. That be me. BORED: one that is dull. Somehow I have been restless to do something different, but don't kn... Read more

  • New Jersey Baby

    4/17/2016 6:00:57 AM, by JSTETSER

    Yesterday I had the privilege of welcoming little Shiloh Rose into the world. She's already 3 weeks old, but it didn't matter to me. Today was ... Read more

  • Teach Your Children Well

    4/16/2016 5:31:29 AM, by JSTETSER

    ”Teach your children well” Do those words remind you of an old song by the Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young? I remember long, lazy summer days l... Read more

  • Face palm moment today

    4/15/2016 9:18:44 PM, by LADYVOLSFAN1954

    Ever since I got home from Florida in early March, I've been looking for this pair of jeans I had. Last year I looked like I was poured into them... Read more

  • A poem for my son

    4/15/2016 5:23:02 AM, by JSTETSER

    Dr. Nora, Dr. Mat- You move so much, you’ll never get fat! Residency for the next four years, You’re heading south and packed up your gear.... Read more

  • Too Long Away

    4/14/2016 9:48:45 PM, by PAMSPARKS

    I haven't actually been away, but I haven't been very active. I really need the structure though. My goal this week was to re-engage with a team,... Read more


    4/14/2016 11:24:11 AM, by HDEGMD

    Just put on my sneakers. I try so hard to tie them in the middle of my shoe. I really do. Came out into a brighter room (I didn't turn ... Read more

  • Spark the Art of Savoring!

    4/14/2016 5:26:50 AM, by JSTETSER

    The Art of Savoring Do you take time to relish the joys of life? According to Gary Kunath, “A major contributor to fun and happiness is the... Read more

  • Update

    4/13/2016 3:49:47 PM, by BECCABOO127

    I sure wish things were easier these days. I am so busy giving pills to dogs, all three now, and pills for myself, and taking care of my sister.... Read more

  • Stressing out over family issues

    4/13/2016 3:42:21 PM, by LADYVOLSFAN1954

    Many of you may know my brother, Scott, is my run around buddy. Every summer and September we do things together. Last night I was really distres... Read more

  • Simple Pleasures

    4/13/2016 5:30:02 AM, by JSTETSER

    Simple pleasures are the best! There are many things in life that can bring great joy if we take the time to acknowledge them. Today I am go... Read more

  • Don't Major on the Minors!

    4/12/2016 5:32:41 AM, by JSTETSER

    Don't live an overcrowded life! Figure out what is important to you, and do it good! For years I thought that I could do it all, and it just d... Read more

  • Good Goes Around

    4/11/2016 5:31:40 AM, by JSTETSER

    "I may not remember what you said, I may not remember what you did, But I will never forget how you made me feel." Maya Angelou There a... Read more

  • LIFE worth, not NET worth

    4/10/2016 5:28:13 AM, by JSTETSER

    What do you put first in your life? What do you value most? Is it the things or the people around you? I have found that the best way to get t... Read more

  • 5th Try?

    4/10/2016 12:38:25 AM, by ELYSIAN_DREAMS

    On 10/7/15, I was at 216.0. Now on 4/9/16, I'm at 242.06 lbs. Not good. New Highest Weight Stats: Age: 33 Weight (lbs): 242.6 ... Read more

  • 94 healthy reminders...

    4/9/2016 6:12:36 AM, by JSTETSER

    I have 94 wonderful reminders of how to live a healthy life. My mother turned 94 this week, and today I am going to celebrate with her. Read more


    4/8/2016 5:38:56 PM, by HDEGMD

    So I made turkey chili earlier . Left it on the stove to cool . I did not make a lot , was only l/2 lb turkey. Plenty for DH and I for supper... Read more

  • My Creative SPARK!!

    4/8/2016 5:22:22 AM, by JSTETSER

    Little Lina is going to become a big sister in September, and we have to do something special to welcome the new baby. Lina got a quilt with a D... Read more

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