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  • Eyes on the prize!

    2/10/2016 10:36:24 AM, by CAT-IN-CJ

    Yesterday was one of those day . . . it was a good one... in fact a GREAT one. I had so much going on (Probate stuff..... finally getting the real estate contract signed, reviewing carpet, landscape and cleanup bids; making sure all the tax papers are in order for todays appointments with f... Read more

  • Taco Tuesday

    2/9/2016 5:52:57 PM, by CAT-IN-CJ

    We had an awesome weekend. Saturday, I worked on the shop all day. Got it torn apart and moved around. Then Sunday, we took off for a ride . . . we didn't make it all the way over the hill due to snow (yeah for snow in the mountains!) but the sun was shining and the bright blue sky . . . it was... Read more

  • Sunday evening

    2/8/2016 12:50:41 AM, by CAT-IN-CJ

    hope you had a great weekend. . . . I sure did! So happy to have a sunny day today . . . temp hit 53 degrees and we took off for a ride. We tried to make it over the mountain but ran into snow on the road . . . . but that's okay, the rivers and creeks were gushing with more water than th... Read more

  • What are your plans for the weekend??

    2/5/2016 7:33:54 PM, by CAT-IN-CJ

    If the weather forecast is accurate, I'm planning on going for a ride on Sunday . . . it's supposed to be "66 and plenty of Sunshine" . . . . fingers crossed..... it's been a long, cold Winter! Keep your eyes on the prize!... Read more

  • Learning is fun

    2/4/2016 6:46:58 PM, by F8CONE8

    I'm having so much fun with PhotoShop I thought I would share a couple of pics. This started out as a water lilly. I wanted more motion for my donkey. black and white flames ... Read more

  • Beautiful You!

    2/4/2016 5:52:56 PM, by CAT-IN-CJ

    No matter what shape your body is in . . . ... Read more

  • Goals

    2/2/2016 5:16:50 PM, by CAT-IN-CJ

    Based on most of the responses 244 to my last blog, it appears that I'm not the only one traveling this path. Each day when I log into SparkPeople and review my list of "why's" and goals. . . it helps me committed, even when I don't "FEEL' like it. Thank ... Read more

  • 10 pounds gone: back to where I started over last time.....

    1/31/2016 8:04:19 PM, by CAT-IN-CJ

    Like so many others here at SparkPeople, when I first joined in 2012, I started out with a blast, and before I realized it, I had achieved my goal! Within 3 months, I was where I wanted to be.... I maintained it for a few months . . . but before I knew it, one pound at a time, the old habits w... Read more

  • Ready for February

    1/31/2016 12:30:41 PM, by F8CONE8

    Our weather has been pretty typical of Oregon so I did get a great mix of sun and rain. I loved the rain because I could spend all my time in the studio playing. Today I went through my Annual Goal chart and found I am not that far behind what I wanted to accomplish for January. Health and ... Read more

  • How's it going?

    1/30/2016 2:11:10 PM, by CAT-IN-CJ

    Well, I'm feeling better every day!!! I can see that my weight loss journey follows closely my activity for the week . . . this past week, with a couple of days out for dentist woes, headache, etc. my steps and fitness minutes were not what they were last week . . . . but the scale is... Read more

  • Why settle for less

    1/29/2016 3:51:15 PM, by CAT-IN-CJ

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  • Love

    1/29/2016 12:26:13 AM, by FIT4MEIN2013

    The Bible has 686 references to ‘love’. That is amazing! I think love is important to God. Now the word ‘love’ in the English language, means many things. It is the physical act of love, as husband and wife. It is romantic love. It is agape (Christian) love for fellow man. God has such love ... Read more

  • For the moment . . .

    1/28/2016 6:19:05 PM, by CAT-IN-CJ

    Not sure if it was the 2 cups of strong coffee, the Excedrin with extra caffeine, the acupuncturist sticking 11 needles in my head, the Chinese herbs (whatever do they put in there, anyway???) or maybe it was just time for it to be gone, but I... Read more

  • Tuesday - Surviving the dentist

    1/26/2016 2:11:38 PM, by CAT-IN-CJ

    Well, I'm still hung over from the dentist yesterday. Having someone drilling and poking and grinding around inside my head is not my idea of a good time. It's been going on for over a year now . . . but at least I got it done. When I got home yesterday, i took an ibuprofen and ... Read more

  • On Feeling Discouraged

    1/25/2016 2:40:42 PM, by FIT4MEIN2013

    We all become discouraged at times and it is no different when we are trying to change bad habits. The most frustrating time is when you have hit a plateau and nothing will budge. It is at these times that we are most vulnerable to dropping the ball. Scripture, though, as usual can help us with our ... Read more

  • For Dog Lovers only

    1/24/2016 3:18:21 PM, by CAT-IN-CJ

    10 Surprising And Secret Ways Your Dogs Says “I Love You” An article By Elyse Wanshel I have always fantasized about having the same powers as Doctor Dolittle — mostly because knowing exactly what animals are thinking and feeling would be some really valuable information to have. For in... Read more

  • Good night!

    1/24/2016 12:47:56 AM, by CAT-IN-CJ

    Had a great day! DH is home safe and I'm getting ready to shut off the computer . . . just wanted to say good night. Hope y'all had a great Saturday!!! ... Read more

  • Friday

    1/22/2016 9:45:43 PM, by CAT-IN-CJ

    Happy Friday!!! and Happy Weekend!!!! This weekend is going to be weird . . . DH will be gone tomorrow so I'll have all day to myself. Well, Bad Leroy Brown will demand his fair share of attention . . . . walks, treats, nap, treats, walk, etc. I think I've got all the housew... Read more

  • Thursday smiles

    1/21/2016 5:48:45 PM, by CAT-IN-CJ

    So far, I've vacuumed everything, moved/rearranged all the furniture in the living room, to make room for the dining table and chairs that's been stored in the garage for the past couple of months. I'm already 3000 over my step goal for today . . . and it's not even 3 o'clock! Woohoo ... Read more

  • I feel great

    1/20/2016 8:57:01 PM, by CAT-IN-CJ

    For the past few days, I've had such a toothache, well, two of them, that I could not do as much as I wanted to do . . . I still met my step and fitness goals each day, but beyond that, not so much. Well last night, DH suggested I try some of that toothache gel . . . and wow! that did the tric... Read more

  • Today

    1/20/2016 12:35:41 AM, by CAT-IN-CJ

    This bag of pictures that mom gave me yesterday are essentially a visual record of my life. I'm having a blast reminiscing, going back in time (in my minds eye, at least) and remembering the experiences I'd had up to that point in my life . . . . what was going on at that time . . . and ... Read more

  • Good groups tonight

    1/19/2016 11:20:34 PM, by FIT4MEIN2013

    My Body, His Temple is a weight loss program that I have written and I have 2 groups that meet at our church now. I encourage members to use Sparkpeople to track and avail themselves of the tools here. This program is faith-based and has been VERY effective. My 12-15 members have lost ... Read more

  • fresh produce, kid surgery & art

    1/19/2016 12:50:41 PM, by CYNTHIUSS

    I have a 12 yr old daughter with lung disease & heart disease. Her birth mom was a drug addict. We have adopted her and she's been with us since birth so it's been an ongoing journey of joy and struggles, as parenting any child is. Its just the swings are pretty intense with this one at times. We ad... Read more

  • Walk down memory lane

    1/18/2016 10:50:22 PM, by CAT-IN-CJ

    Today while I was in the city, I dropped DH off for his dentist appointment, and I went over to visit with my mom. She's 85 years young and still lives on her own. Mom brought out a bag of old pictures from when I was a kid. Did I say OLD?!! Anyway, this one is from 1972 or 1973, and it... Read more

  • Confession

    1/18/2016 4:17:12 PM, by F8CONE8

    I am back to tracking my food and caring about eating healthy. I had about given up but hey, a new day, a new start. So far I am about 2 days into t and feel terrific. Wish me luck - again. This is a self portrait collage I did for an art class.... Read more

  • Lazy, Rainy Sunday

    1/18/2016 12:02:15 AM, by CAT-IN-CJ

    Well, I was up early, like 4AM early . . . tossed and turned, finally got up. So, it's been a bit of a lazy day. We had rain, lots and lots of rain . . . the poor little hummingbirds were dodging raindrops that must have seemed like bowling balls to them. I got in my ste... Read more

  • A new week

    1/17/2016 4:43:18 PM, by F8CONE8

    I start my week on Sunday and this week I realized I am kind of spinning my wheels. I decided to make a visual of that so here it it. I need to straighten my act up and be a loser instead of just staying in a rut. One good thing my DH told me he loves me anyway. LOL ... Read more

  • Motivation and Encouragement

    1/17/2016 10:46:06 AM, by FIT4MEIN2013

    The words 'motivate' and 'encourage' are often used interchangeably, yet they they are different. Motivation is incentive to do something, or the reason for doing something. It is extrinsic; coming from the outside. Encouragement is intrinsic; it means to inspire hope or to help. Using... Read more

  • Dietary adjustments

    1/15/2016 11:14:22 PM, by CAT-IN-CJ

    So, I'm doing this 30 day Fit & Fiber - Full Wellness Challenge about a week into it, they tell me not to increase your fiber too quickly. Well, now ya tell me. Thanks anyway. So, my lesson for today is "Making dietary changes slowly". I've gotta go now..... Clas... Read more

  • Not sure

    1/14/2016 9:27:54 PM, by CAT-IN-CJ

    So, I've been trying to post a blog for about half an hour . . SparkPeople's message keeps telling me "NO html" Well, there is none. . . . So, I'm not sure what's going on, if it has something to do with the new updates that Windows took 3 hours installing l... Read more

  • Wet and Wild Wednesday

    1/13/2016 8:18:48 PM, by CAT-IN-CJ

    We had some kinda storm blow through . . . wind and lots and lots of rain. Well, I'm feeling great today. Yeah!!! I had a follow up appointment with the acupuncturist. And today is her birthday, so I gave her a big bundle of gratitude. She's a very special person. ... Read more

  • Did it!

    1/12/2016 8:41:54 PM, by CAT-IN-CJ

    Hope you're having a great day! I sure am. Even if I have to have another root canal, that's 3 weeks away. Today, I'm making the most of it. Today was the first beading class following a 3 week holiday break and it was good to catch up with the girls again. When I got home, I ... Read more

  • music and movement

    1/12/2016 4:57:43 PM, by CYNTHIUSS

    I'm not in pattern of movement. I was walking....injuries stopped that. Then I was doing PT for the injuries....I don't know how I broke that pattern, but I went from 45 min a day workout with weights up to #25 to nothing! I felt really good when I was moving with intention. Now it's just the 5-8 k ... Read more

  • Monday

    1/11/2016 7:30:48 PM, by CAT-IN-CJ

    Just back from a trip to town and another visit with the dentist, prepping for a crown . . . or another root canal. The next couple of weeks will tell. Before leaving this morning, I stepped on the scale and I'm down another 2 pounds. I know that's not real, probably water . . . but at l... Read more

  • Pics

    1/11/2016 7:15:34 PM, by F8CONE8

    Just going through some images and These elk put on a little show for us. Fall leaves These little mushrooms just caught my eye. I call them my Fungus Family. Hope you enjoy. Back to work I go.... Read more