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  • Awake Again

    7/27/2017 5:04:33 AM, by BDJOHNSON

    I rolled over and saw it was around 3:00 A.M. I went back to sleep for about thirty minutes and awakened after a short dream. There was no preamble. I was in my backyard doing some yard work and heard noise. It sounded like snarling. A tan Chihuahua had burrowed through the little hole in my shared... Read more

  • Be happy

    7/27/2017 1:29:44 AM, by GREENEMERALDGRL

    So I was out on a date with my husband, and a woman said to me as she was leaving Be Happy. And so I smiled back and said you too. But it got me thinking, am I happy, could she tell that I am unhappy, am I over thinking it. I knew a woman that always said be well to everyone as her goodbye. Maybe... Read more

  • Day 4 and a Reflection of my day

    7/26/2017 10:10:18 PM, by XOIYASPARK

    Well today was day 4 of my no soda plan. It has been a very stressful day. Not because of the withdrawals I hadn't any but because I've been kind of depressed and going through some things. I'm so glad I didn't have any soda in the house because I probably would have drank the whole case. I'm al... Read more

  • More

    7/26/2017 8:08:39 PM, by ALEXSGIRL1

    Today I woke up tired and listless.The morning was cool and beautiful the sky was crystal blue and I decided to walk ,Once I got going I moved into a faster pace and really felt alive and awake, When I came home I hung a load of wash on the line, I made potato salad and coleslaw for the week ahead. ... Read more

  • Well yesterday I was back on track

    7/26/2017 1:32:06 PM, by REDDYOUNG

    Got my steps at work. Even being on a ladder for 2 1/2 hours.... Read more

  • Day 3 of no Soda

    7/26/2017 12:36:57 PM, by XOIYASPARK

    Well got through day 3 yesterday of no drinking soda. I'm still feeling any withdrawal symptoms from it. i am drinking a glass of iced tea and i have one glass of pink lemonade later on in the day (the only really sugary that i have). I also have one piece of dark chocolate milky way (the mini on... Read more

  • Lemons into lemonade

    7/26/2017 7:41:22 AM, by GREENEMERALDGRL

    Woke up early to go lobstering but found out boat wasnt in best shape for me to maneuver on my own, other people that were supposed to come changed their mind last minute but hey I'm going to make it a great day, after I take a nap!... Read more

  • What do you mean it only Tuesday

    7/25/2017 10:16:23 AM, by REDDYOUNG

    It feels like Monday. Well I weighed in. Gain a few pounds 👎not bad but it shows I need to step it has been hot over 100 for also 3 weeks. Work is still working me into the ground. Still getting my steps in. But very tired at night .no gym. 😮🐶... Read more

  • Make time

    7/25/2017 3:57:19 AM, by GREENEMERALDGRL

    If you want good things in life, make time for them.... Read more

  • Day 2

    7/24/2017 11:57:02 PM, by XOIYASPARK

    Well is day 2 of having no soda. And to be honest with you I don't miss it. I havent gotten any withdrawal symptoms like headaches yet. But then I am drinking iced tea instead. I'm hoping I can keep this up.... Read more

  • Be proud

    7/24/2017 5:22:29 AM, by GREENEMERALDGRL

    I'm proud that I did not go grocery shopping as I have lots of food to still use at the house already. Stay strong and make good choices.... Read more

  • Well So Yeah

    7/24/2017 12:27:12 AM, by XOIYASPARK

    So my goal was to be either at 200 or below 200 by 40th birthday yeah that didnt happen. My birthday is July 29. But I did decide to stop drinking so much soda. I have completely cut it out. Granted I might have one every once in awhile but we'll see. July 23 was day 1 of no soda. Let's see i... Read more


    7/23/2017 6:57:54 PM, by JOANN25

    i rephrase my title to say "except for yesterday". I kept my great granddaughter (6 months) so did not get too much of anything done. Did about 5000 steps though. Today...I am already up to 8292 and a few hours to go. I plan meet my 15000 goal before the end of the day. My granddaughte... Read more

  • Good relaxing Sunday

    7/23/2017 6:40:32 PM, by GKNIGHT69

    I started my morning with 15 minutes of gardening and then went to the gym and did 30 minutes of elliptical and 15 minutes on the track. I ended my gym workout with a 15 minute soak in the hot tub followed by a shower and shave. Spent the rest of my day with my lovely wife and we baked a delicious a... Read more

  • In a funk

    7/23/2017 3:43:27 PM, by JCOLEMAN15

    Question. How many have got in a rut/funk type mood here? I have multiple injuries and been sick. 2 weeks ago I was 223, today over 227. I have gained 4-5 lbs back over 2 weeks. It is frustrating. Now with that being said I havent been eating what I should bc Ive been sick so its been crackers... Read more

  • My Birthday

    7/23/2017 12:41:14 AM, by PANDAJOY

    Today I am 54 years old. I am at my heaviest. I didn't grow up heavy. I started gaining in my 30's , but really started gaining after I quit smoking. I replace one bad habit with another. Somedays I wish i still smoked. I hurt my back at work June 21st I started physical therapy a week or so ago.... Read more

  • Didn't sleep well last night but having a better day today!

    7/22/2017 2:10:17 PM, by GKNIGHT69

    Tossed and turned a lot last night and was tired when I woke up this morning but things are getting better. I worked in the garden and yard for 2 1/2 hours this morning and everything looks really nice. Really hot in East Texas today though, 94 degrees and feel like 103! Stay cool and have a great w... Read more

  • Saturday

    7/22/2017 11:50:56 AM, by JCOLEMAN15

    Wow. July has flown by. It's the 22nd already. I am totally exhausted but got up anyhow. I walked down to get him a biscuit this am for breakfast before it got ridiculously hot yet again. I think it was 75 when I left and 80 some when I got back half hour or so later. But I got 2 miles total i... Read more

  • Sigh it's Friday

    7/21/2017 10:22:14 PM, by JCOLEMAN15

    My daughter went to her dads this weekend. My son came up here. So we swapped kids....which is great for one on one. I dont feel like being out in the heat but we did go walk tonight....I will pay for it later I'm sure 67 It feels like over 100 degrees still outside. Came back in coughing my ... Read more

  • Stressed Out

    7/21/2017 9:17:10 PM, by GKNIGHT69

    I do not know why but I have been really stressed out today and yesterday too. I have know idea why but know I eat more when I am. I have eaten about 2400 calories today and drank more than I should. Hopefully this will end soon. I do not like it.... Read more


    7/21/2017 3:01:23 PM, by JOANN25

    Called the surgeon's office this morning and set up for them to take the place off my scalp. The date is August 31. It is slow growing but I did ask them to move me up if there was a cancellation I just want to get this done. I appreciate the prayers that are going out on my behalf and ask t... Read more

  • Nobody else can give me my motivation

    7/21/2017 2:05:01 PM, by DESKJOCKEY925

    I needed to read this today ... Nobody else can help me find my motivation. It is a DIY Project
    thy/?t24=true... Read more

  • Tired of being sick and injured

    7/21/2017 11:31:13 AM, by JCOLEMAN15

    That is where I want to be. In the minnesota cool air. I would like VA to cool down. I love summer but the humidity is ridiculous. 3 more days at least of hot extreme temps. We havent got to August yet either. I do have the biggest loser power walk dvd, zumba, richard simmons. I am not ... Read more

  • Wow Spotlight today

    7/21/2017 10:26:41 AM, by JCOLEMAN15

    So I have been down and out the past week. The heat, the humidity, knee problems and now bronchitis. If only the heat would reduce so I can walk............but I make it 20 steps and start coughing my lungs out my chest. The worst thing in the world is to struggle to breath. At night it's extrem... Read more

  • Happy Friday

    7/21/2017 7:23:56 AM, by GREENEMERALDGRL

    Enjoy the day, knocked out the bills, now to tackle the chores. Dance party is going to take place today!... Read more

  • 11, 11, 11

    7/20/2017 10:26:56 PM, by GKNIGHT69

    Eleven days on SparkPeople, eleven days of tracking my food and exercise, and eleven pounds lighter. Today I am really liking the number 11!!! Todays calories: 2096 Todays exercise:1 hour of yoga class and 30 minutes of walking for 635 calories burnt. Peace, Gene... Read more

  • 22 Things You Do as an Adult When You Experienced Emotional Abuse as a Teenager

    7/20/2017 7:52:44 PM, by PROVERBS31JULIA

    I've always felt "crazy" and any time I visit with a doctor about it, the Quacks always tell me "you're perfectly normal...." (never mind that I *do* have issues ...)... Anyway, was looking at and there was a link to another website, and from there a link to another and here it i... Read more


    7/20/2017 7:41:42 PM, by JOANN25

    As some of you know, I had a biopsy on the 14th on a place on my scalp. They said it would be 2 to 3 weeks before I heard anything. Unfortunately, I listened to my messages on my phone today and the dermatologist had called. Still hopeful it would be good news but thinking, no, it's too soon. Su... Read more

  • Priorities

    7/20/2017 8:10:17 AM, by GREENEMERALDGRL

    Remember what your priorities are. Make good choices, be a good friend, strength in the body and the mind.... Read more

  • Ever feel like your body just gives up

    7/19/2017 9:06:27 PM, by JCOLEMAN15

    Omygoodness. This weeks heat and humidity are KILLING me. I have walked some but have now got bronchitis. I cant cough this stuff up and this am we went to walk........came back inside and I coughed a bit over 2 hours straight. The next week is going to be awful with humidity and heat. I just wi... Read more

  • Well I started a new recovery group

    7/19/2017 11:42:43 AM, by REDDYOUNG

    We had 8 people showed up. It was cool. My granddaughter and a friend 🖖... Read more

  • Happy

    7/19/2017 9:25:39 AM, by GREENEMERALDGRL

    Make sure to do things that make you happy. Watch a movie, dance, do your nails. When you are happy, it shows.... Read more

  • Achieving Excellence.

    7/19/2017 8:47:44 AM, by MARLEYG7119

    I read a quote today that stated " Don't be afraid to take on Goliath, because you are all David's.". Today's battle with healthy living is just a small battle. We are going to win the war!!... Read more

  • Film At Ten first video blog - Take 2:

    7/18/2017 11:42:27 PM, by PROVERBS31JULIA

    Now I know why the TV news announcers would say "Film At Ten" (or Eleven or whenever)... it took them that long to figure out how to process the film and get it ready. Here, I had to shoot it on the iphone, then discover that the Blog entry page on Safari Browser would not let me upload vid... Read more

  • Film At Ten... my first video update?

    7/18/2017 10:54:42 PM, by PROVERBS31JULIA

    Now I know why the TV news announcers would say "Film At Ten" (or Eleven or whenever)... it took them that long to figure out how to process the film and get it ready. Here, I had to shoot it on the iphone, then discover that the Blog entry page on Safari Browser would not let me upload video. So I ... Read more

  • Time to Get Serious

    7/18/2017 12:34:01 PM, by BDJOHNSON

    I walked three miles yesterday and today. I believe I need to keep an eye on my blood pressure. I'll have to make an appointment to verify. Mama has battled hypertension for years faithfully taking her medication and monitoring her diet. My eternally thin middle sister has had it for a few years. 😲... Read more

  • Feeling great.

    7/18/2017 9:45:59 AM, by MARLEYG7119

    Still not making it to 10,000 steps a day,but getting closer... Read more

  • One on one time

    7/18/2017 9:08:17 AM, by GREENEMERALDGRL

    I took my son to get a gift card because he had earned it for doing all of the necessary things like chores, reading, raok, being active, and making his own healthy meals. He was so excited and awake even before me. I'm glad I got to spend that time with him today. I used to do food rewards for him ... Read more

  • Whew

    7/18/2017 3:52:36 AM, by TEEZIE

    Once again. I'm working out some. Not as much as I would like. But been squeezing it in when I can. Promised myself I will do better after vacation. No excuses. Been eating better. 6 out of 7 days a week. Live is busy, hard and relentless. But I keep on going......... Read more


    7/17/2017 6:06:31 PM, by JOANN25

    i am feeling better but still coughing a lot. Did my challenges and did pretty well even though I had to cut the strength training short as the plank made my head hurt where they did the biopsy. I am just ready to feel normal again. Hopefully I'll meet my 14,000 step challenge before the ... Read more

  • Good morning Monday

    7/17/2017 5:02:05 AM, by GREENEMERALDGRL

    Gooood morning Monday! Are you ready to workout, to eat healthy, to drink water, to make good choices, to be a good friend? Great, let's do this!... Read more

  • Good morning Sunday

    7/16/2017 9:22:31 AM, by GREENEMERALDGRL

    I hope it's a motivating, encouraging day. I'm going to do what is best for me, not what others want me to do. They need to be worried about their own nonsense, and not be worried about how I choose to spend my time, money, or activities.... Read more

  • Sometimes this is so hard

    7/16/2017 7:54:54 AM, by JCOLEMAN15

    Sometimes it is very hard. The whole changing your lifestyle. Life happens. Stress happens. The kids or the hubs needs something. Something serious comes up. You get sick. All reasons I've gone up and down on this journey. I have been battling myself, my family, everything the past few d... Read more

  • Waking the Sleeping Giant

    7/15/2017 7:54:57 PM, by ALEXSGIRL1

    My daughter and I went on a hike to Sleeping Giant State Park in Hamden Ct. We were around 700 feet up and the view was spectacular. We started on the nature path which then led us to the tower trail, an easier trail that leads to a tower at one peak of the mountain. My daughter had previously been... Read more

  • Life

    7/15/2017 7:17:32 PM, by JCOLEMAN15

    Life always throws stuff at us. The past two days I've really struggled with my food intake. It's been so blessed hot here that I just eat whatever....esp late in the day. When it's 100 I dont eat a lot during the day and it seems to pile on at the end of the day. Anyone else face similar is... Read more

  • Two way street

    7/15/2017 5:16:49 PM, by GREENEMERALDGRL

    Affection should be a two way street. One person can't be the only one trying to show affection. And affection should not be limited. Everyone needs affection. 😘... Read more

  • Friday

    7/14/2017 8:38:56 AM, by GREENEMERALDGRL

    Looking forward to spending time with family. Enjoy the day and the weekend.... Read more


    7/13/2017 10:57:03 PM, by JOANN25

    When I went to bed last night, I was thinking of what I wanted to do today to get more movement into my day. I had been sick the last couple of days and was feeling better. Just knew today would be a great day to get in the swing of things. I had promised to watch my two grand daughters and was ... Read more

  • Just another Wednesday

    7/13/2017 4:27:10 PM, by REDDYOUNG

    Hot and still hot. Knee feels outstanding. I will get my 10,000 steps today at then hit the gym with the wife 😎... Read more

  • Last day of camp

    7/13/2017 10:48:50 AM, by JCOLEMAN15

    So my daughter apparently is having a blast. She wont tell us that but look below. She has talked a lot about the horses and they got her on one. ... Read more

  • Help others

    7/13/2017 8:21:34 AM, by GREENEMERALDGRL

    Just finished watching the ESPYs from last night. Feel so fortunate that I'm healthy. Need to continue that path. Don't forget to be an organ donor and remember all people, even those not like ourselves, are important and worthy of our time and attention.... Read more


    7/12/2017 10:51:33 PM, by JOANN25

    I try to blog every day but the last couple of days I wasn't feeling good. I was beginning to get some congestion and went to the doctor (not for that) but for my well woman medicare checkup. I took a pneumonia shot which aggravated my condition and I have been wrestling with this ... mostly stay... Read more

  • Try this recipe

    7/12/2017 6:55:44 PM, by JCOLEMAN15

    So while we were in MN with the MIL she made this amazing salad. I havent looked at the calorie range from it but she bought the simply salad mix (macaroni and some bacon ranch seasoing. It's really good. But I added imitation crabmeat and fresh broccoli chopped up. Try that with some chicken co... Read more

  • Mismatched days

    7/12/2017 11:19:58 AM, by ALEXSGIRL1

    Yesterday I wore mismatched clothes. purple and pink tank top with red shorts and pink socks. I went out and worked out with unshaven legs , messy hair and didn't care . I spent some time with the husband at the dump, I ate a ton of watermelon had egg and sausage for breakfast , tuna with ginger ... Read more

  • Drs Oz & Roizen - It's An Illusion, but may help those alone!!

    7/12/2017 10:26:50 AM, by PROVERBS31JULIA

    This came in my email today - I don't yet have the link to their blog: ====== By Michael Roizen, M.D. and Mehmet Oz, M.D. Reflections on improving mealtimes Jul 12, 2017 One of the most enduring staged magical illusions, "Pepper's Ghost," makes figures seem to suddenly appear in a... Read more

  • Day 3: Found something new I like

    7/12/2017 7:27:52 AM, by JCOLEMAN15

    So it's been years since I did wraps. I used to do turkey/cheese etc. Last week while at my MIL's house I decided to do a egg, turkey bacon, and colby jack cheese wrap. Like under my 30 carbs for a meal and its filling. Not hungry after I eat it. But try it sometime it's yummy. Other thing... Read more

  • Be nice

    7/12/2017 6:57:47 AM, by GREENEMERALDGRL

    All creatures need kindness.... Read more

  • 2-A-Days Goal While Staycationing

    7/11/2017 9:04:06 PM, by SONYALATRECE

    I'm solidifying this in writing that my goal is to workout two times a day for the next 3 weeks, alternating cardio and ST. #teacherchronicles Who's with me?... Read more

  • So excited

    7/11/2017 12:14:30 PM, by JCOLEMAN15

    I made the first goal. 55 lbs down. 223 this am. I am totally thrilled and all smiles. I can just imagine how it'll feel to get to 200!!! Onederland. Cant wait!!!!... Read more

  • Thirteen Minutes

    7/11/2017 8:27:05 AM, by BDJOHNSON

    I did not go walking today, but I did complete some strength training and stretching. And I managed to get 13 fitness minutes logged in as a result. 😎... Read more

  • New battery

    7/11/2017 8:21:00 AM, by GREENEMERALDGRL

    My truck needed a new battery and in a way I think I did too. I feel like I can go anywhere knowing it cranks up better whereas before I was limiting myself to places closer to home. I feel like I can challenge myself to try something new now.... Read more

  • Day 2: back to humidity

    7/11/2017 7:35:32 AM, by JCOLEMAN15

    Good morning y'all. I had such a great sleep last night. In fact the past 2 nights since being home I have slept rather well. Normally I average 3-4.5 hours. Last night, 9. Night before 12. Haha. Back to Humidity. Why can't Va have a non humid summer? I enjoyed MN because it was somewhat... Read more

  • Goal Met - Walking

    7/10/2017 11:04:28 PM, by BDJOHNSON

    I walked for a little over four miles this morning with my friend who walks with me each summer break. She is a retired teacher who understands any situation I mention to her. I consider her a mentor and friend. 361... Read more

  • Day 1: A new start

    7/10/2017 6:07:36 PM, by JCOLEMAN15

    Starting over on the blogs. Took the week for vacation but I do find daily blogging even just a little keeps me more on track. Today we spent the day catching up on rest and getting the clothes finished. So much laundry after our trip. Ever get tired of washing clothes? I do. Thats for sur... Read more

  • Just keep swimming

    7/10/2017 4:40:41 AM, by GREENEMERALDGRL

    Finally saw finding dory and realized that persistence and routine are the keys to losing weight. Along with movement, so just keep swimming, is a great mantra to abide by.... Read more

  • Hearts to you

    7/9/2017 8:11:38 PM, by ALEXSGIRL1

    Yesterday my daughter handed me a fortune cookie and said ; your fortune will give you a message about your day tomorrow . I shared the blog "Great thoughts come from the heart. ' with you . Just before I finished work today I took out the recycled and the trash .My boss said there you are alw... Read more

  • Pictures from beg of trip

    7/9/2017 5:53:37 PM, by JCOLEMAN15

    Will post more later, but these were the best of them... Read more

  • home again

    7/9/2017 5:46:23 PM, by JCOLEMAN15

    We are finally home. The week went ok. I got to meet his family (which I liked overall), met his bestie from hs. I got to see my besties Monday on the way to Mn and back home on Saturday. The worst part of the journey was the train home saturday. We got totally delayed and it took forever for i... Read more

  • Yesterday

    7/9/2017 9:37:36 AM, by BDJOHNSON

    Yesterday was my nine year Sparkeversary. I celebrated by eating a Whataburger spicy smoked BBQ burger. Had no idea until I woke up early this morning. Argh. My weight "loss" journey has turned instead into a desire for fitness. I started doing some strength training then fell off the wagon. Time to... Read more

  • Bowling

    7/9/2017 3:54:46 AM, by GREENEMERALDGRL

    Went bowling with my school to celebrate us earning a higher school grade. Learned we are getting a new principal. I hope she likes me and thinks I do a good job. As a school we did very well last year so I hope we are able to get better. There are a lot of factors that are not in my control but I w... Read more


    7/8/2017 10:11:24 PM, by JOANN25

    This was a very busy day. A funeral at our church found me and others on kitchen duty. There was a lot of movement, stooping, cleaning as well as preparing food and getting it out for the family after the funeral. I am over my 10000 mark at this point but plan to hit the 15000 by the end o... Read more

  • Great thoughts come from the heart

    7/8/2017 8:21:09 PM, by ALEXSGIRL1

    My fortune cookie reminded me of something " Great thoughts come from the heart, " So the next time your head is talking mean thoughts just remember that, Great thoughts come from the heart . When you don't feel like exercising and your mind is giving you a million excuses not to just... Read more

  • What up

    7/8/2017 7:50:10 AM, by GREENEMERALDGRL

    What's up Saturday! Me! Went to my first kettlebell class last night. It was cool. My lower back didn't like all of it, so I did what I could. Feels good to have tried something new.... Read more

  • Team Bonus Points Are Back!!

    7/7/2017 6:40:36 PM, by PROVERBS31JULIA

    Aloha from Kansas - for those of you who have missed clicking on Team Bonus Points - here they are back again, in their own page for now:
    sa_team_ bo nus_points.asp Here's what SparkGuy had to say: SPARKGUY SP's Team for Team Leaders- Business Only ... Read more

  • Hello Friday

    7/7/2017 6:01:19 AM, by GREENEMERALDGRL

    Hi Friday. It's nice to see you, been awhile. Saw an old friend last night and wow what a few years does to a person. I hope I am growing and changing into a person that is still recognizable. Enjoy the weekend.... Read more

  • if you like it put a ring on it

    7/6/2017 8:28:25 PM, by ALEXSGIRL1

    In October of this year i was my heaviest.. I weighed more than i did when I was pregnant with my children, Four months previous i was out of a job and even though I worked out daily and tried to eat right I still weighed to much, One day while making my meatloaf for supper I took my wedding rin... Read more

  • I am me

    7/6/2017 5:59:15 AM, by GREENEMERALDGRL

    I am doing my best. I try to get 8 hours of sleep. I try to make healthy food choices. I try to move more. I try to get 8 cups of water. I will keep trying, all the days of my life.... Read more


    7/6/2017 1:02:17 AM, by JOANN25

    i am really hurting (knee and hip area) after making my goal of 14,000 plus 2,759 for a total of 15759. This is important to me to keep increasing my steps each day. The tough part is after doing the things I have to do, a lot of my walking is done after 9:00 p.m. I finished tonight about 11:30... Read more

  • Scrambled not Stuck

    7/5/2017 6:58:06 PM, by ALEXSGIRL1

    I rarely know what day it is never mind what month . My job now has a union which requires us to have every other weekend off. Even though i was working 40 hrs or more for many months because we were short handed they now require me to work the 32 hrs I was hired at. Any extra hrs now go to the pa... Read more

  • Random Bits before I forget - Fish recipes...

    7/5/2017 2:23:49 PM, by PROVERBS31JULIA

    Newspaper- The Wichita Wagle - recently ran an article about fish recipes for the local fishermen. It's been oh, 40 years or more since I actually caught a fish, but I do like eating fish. So I wanted to save this article and recipes.
    /michael-pearce/article15... Read more

  • Strange 4 days

    7/5/2017 1:19:35 PM, by REDDYOUNG

    I forgot to charge my fitbit. Ate the wrong foods . Only because I have a friend who is slowly passing away. We got him to eat before his treatment this week. But my god daughters birthday was Monday 😉😉... Read more

  • The next day

    7/5/2017 6:08:31 AM, by GREENEMERALDGRL

    Happy to have celebrated the 4th with family. Now to get to the practice of staying with my goals.... Read more

  • Tuesday update

    7/5/2017 1:29:06 AM, by JCOLEMAN15

    Happy July 4th yall. We are at his mom's place in MN. It's going well so far. I will at some point post another blog about it but its at least no drama........not yet. Tim & I took a 2 mile walk today. Didnt get all the steps in. I hurt my knee and when I get up/down from a chair I about... Read more

  • STEP GOAL IS 14000 ... I DID 15026

    7/5/2017 12:11:29 AM, by JOANN25

    I was amazed that I hit over 15,000 today. This was with a big push at the end of the day. We were out of town for the 4th so did not have as much exercise time during the day. I ate healthy, watching portions, etc. so was pleased with that at a holiday function. Had a great time with family... Read more

  • Independence

    7/4/2017 6:19:18 AM, by GREENEMERALDGRL

    Our independence is not born, it's learned. As a baby we need someone to help us do everything. As we grow, we learn to become independent. Sometimes we regress and depend too much of one thing. It's important to make sure you can depend on yourself for everything. Enjoy the day!... Read more

  • Our journey so far

    7/3/2017 7:17:40 PM, by JCOLEMAN15

    Waiting on our plane that leaves in an hour. BWI is a busy place!!! I am terrified of flying. Never have and this is the first time. My husbands fired!!!! Met up with my bestie at the train station. Went out for a salad for lunch, then hung out at his place. He got me a belated birthday gi... Read more


    7/3/2017 5:24:27 PM, by JOANN25

    Trying to eat fruit every day. I have never really eaten fruit on a regular basis but bought 1/2 a watermelon yesterday. What better fruit to celebrate the 4th than watermelon. Having sort of a rest day today to get some relief for my knee. Hope to be back on it tomorrow and meet my goal. ... Read more

  • On our way outta Rva

    7/3/2017 8:27:41 AM, by JCOLEMAN15

    So we're on the train now. On our way to meet our friend in Baltimore, MD. Then going to fly this evening to MN. It's definitely hot today. Hoping out in the midwest it isnt so humid. Wish us luck. Baby girl is having a super time @ camp. I am glad tho she gets to have a 2 week stay and enjoy... Read more

  • Sleep, why it's important

    7/3/2017 5:06:45 AM, by GREENEMERALDGRL

    I feel better today as I got a better nights rest than the past 2 nights. I feel like I will be able to tackle more of my tasks today. Sleep is important because it restores what was lost, in my opinion. Good morning Monday! I'm ready for ya!... Read more


    7/2/2017 11:34:24 PM, by JOANN25

    Dear Jo Ann: I know it has been a while since we chatted about things in general. How did your day go today? I had a wonderful morning at church ending in a patriotic children's event. There was about 10 kids there and they had a great time. I got a lot of steps in while going back and forth... Read more

  • Sunday blessings and thankfulness

    7/2/2017 11:09:09 AM, by ALEXSGIRL1

    This morning I went for an early morning walk with my daughter before the heat set in . I had an healthy breakfast of an egg , peppers and onion on a multi grain wrap,. I have a load of wash on the line and another in the washer, The house is dark and all the overhead fans are going .Later in the... Read more

  • Last day

    7/2/2017 8:31:54 AM, by JCOLEMAN15

    First of all, let me tell you how EXHAuSTED packing, cleaning, and getting 3 people ready for camp or trips are. I take her to camp at 2 est. Then come back and finish the housework. I want to just curl up and sleep.. I am dreading this trip. But it's all good. She's so excited. Has bee... Read more

  • I'm tired

    7/2/2017 3:15:19 AM, by GREENEMERALDGRL

    I know I should be sleeping but something is keeping me awake. Got to let it go and get myself healthy. My children are depending on me.... Read more

  • Making memories at Talcott Mountain

    7/1/2017 7:39:58 PM, by ALEXSGIRL1

    My daughter and I decided to take a hike today up to Talcott Mountain State Park in Simsbury Connecticut . It is 450 acres, you travel 475 feet up the mountain, and its a 2.6 mile hike to the Heublein tower. The tower was once Gilbert Heubleins summer estate .The first part of the journey was chall... Read more

  • Home

    7/1/2017 3:00:21 AM, by GREENEMERALDGRL

    Got home after 3 week vacation and stepped on scale to find only gained 1 pound. Ready to shed these extra pounds and make my way back to my original wedding ring.... Read more

  • cool and healthy aloha friday

    6/30/2017 9:48:18 PM, by ALEXSGIRL1

    It is hot and muggy here, I have overhead ceiling fans in the house and if I can find the right combo to open the correct windows it cools down the house. I can't run the air conditioner for long because one I don't like to be confined and two it makes my allergies worse and I hate being cold , I h... Read more

  • Finally Friday

    6/30/2017 9:12:49 AM, by JCOLEMAN15

    Good morning. The next few days will be busy. After tomorrow the hubs is off 9 days for vacation. It's the first since we've been together almost 4 years. 4 years, sounds like a long time but dont feel like it. We keep pretty busy. It's up and down and marriage is work yall. For those who are... Read more


    6/30/2017 2:25:24 AM, by JOANN25


  • Well life is better today

    6/29/2017 3:06:39 PM, by REDDYOUNG

    I just found out that I have Monday off .that makes a 4 days off 😎😎... Read more

  • Just a little paranoid...

    6/29/2017 9:42:58 AM, by PROVERBS31JULIA

    Soooo has anyone ever read "This Perfect Day" by Ira Levin?
    ki/This_Perfect_Day Makes me wonder if the artist behind "Bizzaro" is in on this book?... Read more