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  • Sticky Situations

    5/5/2015 3:28:34 PM, by PEANUT7712

    Why were they laughing? What have I done now? What have I done to deserve this kind of treatment? These are only a handful of the questions that I asked myself each and every day in high school. There was one particular day that I walked out of a classroom to find more people than usual po... Read more

  • it's tuesday

    5/5/2015 1:11:21 PM, by MOMMY445

    another mild day here today. my daughter is enjoying the weather these days and so am i. getting ready to leave for work shortly. all the birds say hi. have a wonderful day,everyone!... Read more

  • 05/05/2015 emotions are healthy

    5/5/2015 12:50:10 PM, by KIMBERLY0916

    Some of my friends and loved ones are going through serious and trying times. I tell them for each of their circumstances numb is terribly normal. scared is normal. excited is normal. uncertain future is normal. EMOTIONS ARE NORMAL EMOTIONS ARE HEALTHY emotions are not to be... Read more

  • The best preparation

    5/5/2015 12:43:34 PM, by GOOSIEMOON

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  • Day 125

    5/5/2015 8:57:02 AM, by CROUCHINGFLEA

    128 I'm still not back in the full swing of things. I'm not getting up extra early like I was. In fact, I get up with DH's alarm at 0630. So I'm going to try to get up early tomorrow and see how it goes. 102 They need an emoticon that is yawning. My fatigue has gotten so much worse. I could go... Read more

  • What's in a name?

    5/4/2015 11:29:44 PM, by SINCERELYCHAOS

    Sincerely Chaos began with what I thought was anxiety's love/hate relationship with me. Over time I realized it's actually my love/hate relationship with anxiety. To name a few of the loves; I love my solitude, (mostly), I love having little to no drama, I love not having to answer to anyone. Some h... Read more

  • Expensive tastes

    5/4/2015 10:21:10 PM, by GOOSIEMOON

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  • Guess that's what I get for looking!

    5/4/2015 8:49:41 PM, by CATTUTT

    For some reason, this week I have felt like I was not losing any weight. Even felt like I was gaining. I couldn't figure out why, because I haven't had any binges or anything. So this morning I told myself I'd get on the scale, show myself I wasn't gaining weight, and then I'd feel better. Excep... Read more

  • 5/4/2015 Week in Review

    5/4/2015 5:22:01 PM, by PATTYKLAVER

    My totals last week were good, I think. I had less steps 71053/73172. But all the other figures were up: Minutes: 1091/1031, calories: 3356/3141, miles: 40.95/36.87. Playing with Helena must be paying off. Today started out rainy and ended up humid. Sherry, Helena and I went to the grocery sto... Read more

  • Weekend Recap!

    5/4/2015 10:06:06 AM, by ADARKARA

    Okay so it's technically still MY weekend for another 12 hours, but here's a recap of the "weekend" thus far. Friday Josh made me rearrange my entire week to run after work on Friday. We got into a little tiff Friday morning at work. In summary, I had to be "the boss" and get him back on tr... Read more

  • it's monday

    5/4/2015 8:58:19 AM, by MOMMY445

    a new week has begun! with incredible weather here,too! i treated my good friend to dinner the other day. he has been such a huge help and is a huge supporter of what i do and of who i am. my daughter says hi! all of the birds say cheep,cheep! i will get outdoors in a while and get some necessities.... Read more

  • Oops!

    5/4/2015 2:53:48 AM, by SINCERELYCHAOS

    Since it is after midnight, I have technically missed a daily goal by not blogging. Nothing is happening yet though, just a nice, quiet, restful Sunday. I do have a blog planned for tomorrow. Not so much to do with dieting just... stuff. I'm still waiting in packages and then shopping for menu items... Read more

  • A little competition 'mongst the fabric slingers...

    5/3/2015 10:12:58 PM, by VELVETALCHEMIST

    My boss has been freaking out because she's gained weight. She's a tall, slender woman, and I can't tell she's gained, but she insists she has (and I can tell you it's not from eating bad but from the insane amount of stress that we've all been laboring under). She got herself a FitBit and has been ... Read more

  • Some days are really just easy...

    5/3/2015 8:54:48 PM, by CATTUTT

    I almost hesitate to say today has been easy because I fear it will jinx me and make things fall apart before bed, but I will say it anyway... today has been an easy day. I woke up before the alarm, which is always good. I got up and went to the bathroom and started slathering on a million lay... Read more

  • Week ending 5/3/15

    5/3/2015 7:19:54 PM, by EFDUNCAN

    Beautiful weekend. Had a nice bike ride with the wife today. Going into my 2nd week with no running or upper body work out due to some surgery. Should be able to start back a week from tomorrow and I'm ready. Still need to get mt diet under control and stay at the cardio and lower body workouts. Up ... Read more

  • 05/03/2015 Spring Forward

    5/3/2015 2:47:22 PM, by KIMBERLY0916

    i enjoy sharing my experiences. It helps me to help others. The best compliment I love hearing is that I inspired someone; that they understand what I'm saying or going through. yesterday was a scary mix of friendship, organization, letting go of the past, looking forward to the future i s... Read more

  • Day 123/ Poison Ivy

    5/3/2015 11:13:53 AM, by CROUCHINGFLEA

    So, I didn't get a chance for DH to show me how to use the new TV, so no working out this morning. We got the new TV, actually got cable TV for the first time in 5 years, then have the Wii and Xbox hooked up to the TV. I have no idea how to use it. None. So I'm going to get DH to show me how to use ... Read more

  • 05/02/2015 appreciation

    5/2/2015 10:35:42 PM, by KIMBERLY0916

    I am taking the time to stop and fully appreciate how blessed I am right now. I've always known that on occasion I crave social interaction, but ultimately I need a few close friends. And I haven't had that level of relationship in over 20 years. I basically grew up kind of isolated because my ... Read more

  • Great day!

    5/2/2015 9:01:40 PM, by CATTUTT

    I was afraid I wouldn't want to wake up and go to the walking group this morning, but I actually woke up half an hour earlier than I needed to. I managed to catch a good friend online before she went to work and chatted with her for a bit while I waited for time to go. The park where the wal... Read more

  • Its been a while SP, but I'm still racing toward the finish line

    5/2/2015 7:59:26 PM, by NICOLES0305

    The last time I blogged, I had hit 100 lbs lost. Well yesterday I hit 150 lbs lost! The feeling is amazing! I can't even describe it. I just keep thinking that this is it! I AM making my dream come true! And I'm getting closer to it by the day! I am so ecstatic! I also dropped a few sizes. The ... Read more

  • T-minus two days...

    5/2/2015 6:09:27 PM, by SINCERELYCHAOS

    Right now, I am waiting on a package from my most incredible mom. Once that package gets here I know I will be good to go. In my current living situation, a chosen one, we don't have a trustworthy range. My boyfriend and I live in an older camp trailer and we aren't 100 percent on the condition of t... Read more

  • Day 122/ I'm BACK!

    5/2/2015 8:43:06 AM, by CROUCHINGFLEA

    Hello again! I've been sorta depressed and not doing well at all, I should have posted that I was going to be out for a while, but I didn't even realize, I just sorta stopped. I'm back, sorry I've been out for so long. 198 I didn't start back working out last Monday like I said I would. My fat... Read more

  • Fun with family...

    5/1/2015 9:15:08 PM, by CATTUTT

    I woke up feeling weirdly anxious this morning, but once that went away the day was pretty awesome. I didn't exercise this morning, I was still feeling pretty sore and, honestly, lazy. It wasn't too long until it was time to start getting ready to go meet my cousin and great aunt for lunch. W... Read more

  • be happy

    5/1/2015 7:36:40 PM, by WILDXANGELS

    trying not to let my depression demons get me...but it is really hard.though i wanted to just sit home and cry.i went out and had a good time.i know that not isolating is one of the important things in dealing with it..this will pass eventually..sooner than later i hope... Read more

  • Love makes me chubby... and laziness. Definentely laziness.

    5/1/2015 2:06:01 PM, by VELVETALCHEMIST

    The reality of the situation here is that my boyfriend and I suck at cooking. There, I said it. I admit it, I avoid cooking. I hate wasting food, so I'm afraid of ruining dinner and having to throw it out. I love looking for new recipes to try, but the majority of the "healthy" ones involve ingredie... Read more

  • The Benefits of Journaling

    5/1/2015 9:54:19 AM, by INARI_FOX

    I found the following article inspiring: www.huffingtonpost.com/dr-gail
    -gross/benefits-journaling
    _b_5588478.html The Benefits of Journaling and Tips for Getting Started by Dr. Gail Gross In today's busy world, we hear a lot about remembering to slow down, to unplug from t... Read more

  • it's friday

    5/1/2015 9:18:12 AM, by MOMMY445

    the weekend is here! hurray! the weather is going to be warm and mostly sunny here this weekend. so i will definitely get out and enjoy it and i know my daughter will be doing so,too. she got an a and another a on two different quizzes at school the other day. she had to show me and anyone that woul... Read more

  • May Day

    5/1/2015 8:26:01 AM, by PATTYKLAVER

    It's May Day: four months of the year have passed. No, I haven't reached a bit of the goals I had set for myself. I keep over-scheduling, biting off more than I can chew, etc. I really am getting better; I have practiced thee word "no" quite a bit as I often literally just didn't have the time to... Read more

  • The Universe

    5/1/2015 5:41:47 AM, by ADARKARA

    Got this in my inbox this morning: "The evolution of faith, Andrea, usually spanning millions of years, typically looks like this: Not believing in "the Universe." Believing in "the Universe," but secretly doubting it, too. Fearing "the Universe," but secretly loving it, too. ... Read more

  • Pho, Flowers & Rest

    4/30/2015 9:22:14 PM, by ADARKARA

    Yesterday I left Bingley at home because I was meeting my bestie for dinner. She was in town taking a nursing class, and we decided to meet for Vietnamese pho. Pho, if you don't know, is a noodle soup known for its exceptional broth. It's like chicken soup for the Vietnamese, it cures what ails ya! ... Read more

  • Seriously?!

    4/30/2015 9:19:48 PM, by VELVETALCHEMIST

    There is no greater reality check than a skirt that won't zip. I have this skirt. It's red, it's plaid, it's pleated, and it would have looked hella cute with my Marceline the Vampire Queen shirt which is a red/white design on black. So I pull out the skirt, slip my legs in, and proceed to sl... Read more

  • A much more uneventful night...

    4/30/2015 8:43:46 PM, by CATTUTT

    I'm happy to say, nothing even remotely exciting happened last night. I started getting REALLY anxious kinda later in the evening, so I took a couple of sedatives, then laid down and talked to dh before he left for work, then rolled over and went to sleep. Horray! I woke up earlier than I wan... Read more

  • Getting ready for Dad

    4/30/2015 11:05:22 AM, by FORZACHANDMATT

    We are heading to NY today to celebrate my cousin's daughter's communion this weekend - I am really looking forward to it and so are my boys but it also is bittersweet because as my older son was talking about this morning, it will be the first family event/celebration that Grandma won't be at and h... Read more

  • plenty of sunshine

    4/30/2015 8:58:43 AM, by MOMMY445

    a beautiful,sunny spring day here today! woo hoo! a day for me to get outdoors and have fun! get to spend some time with my family today,including my beautiful daughter. i do have a few errands to run this afternoon and that is it. i will make the most out of the great weather here and have a terrif... Read more

  • Very scary start to the day... {Really long, sorry!}

    4/29/2015 8:52:33 PM, by CATTUTT

    I got woken up in the night by a knock at the door. It always makes me panic when someone knocks on the door in the middle of the night, so when I went to the door and cracked it to peek out and saw there was no one there, I was annoyed. Figured it was just someone being a butthole knocking on doo... Read more

  • safe place to spill

    4/29/2015 3:20:17 PM, by CANNIE50

    I've been thinking a lot about friendship lately. I am a person blessed with good friendships, both here and in my daily life. At some point in my 30's I began to let go of more difficult friendships that left me feeling worse about myself and my life. I don't have room for those kinds of relationsh... Read more

  • Garening for dummies

    4/29/2015 11:24:17 AM, by FORZACHANDMATT

    I really want to try to take better care of our yard and lawn and start some basic gardening A the only problem is I have NEVER done it - I have always wanted to but either lived in the city or worked too much and didn't have the space or time. Luckily, now I have both plus I think it will help with... Read more

  • Garening for dummies

    4/29/2015 11:09:50 AM, by FORZACHANDMATT

    I really want to try to take better care of our yard and lawn and start some basic gardening A the only problem is I have NEVER done it - I have always wanted to but either lived in the city or worked too much and didn't have the space or time. Luckily, now I have both plus I think it will help with... Read more

  • Thank You! (Motivator of the Day)

    4/29/2015 7:16:20 AM, by ADARKARA

    I woke up this morning and checked my phone to find a notification about being Motivator of the Day! Talk about waking up to good news! It's also a beautiful day outside and I'm meeting my bestie for dinner after work, so this is really starting off on the right foot. For those of you who may ... Read more

  • Ouch!

    4/28/2015 8:40:47 PM, by CATTUTT

    Probably should've known today wasn't going to be a great day by the way it started. In the middle of the night, when I woke up starving and semi-binged. I'm sure it goes without saying that I'm rather frustrated about that, but it's done and I've moved on. So I didn't wake up until the alarm... Read more

  • it's tuesday

    4/28/2015 1:39:51 PM, by MOMMY445

    a beautiful,sunny spring day here today. went out for a long walk this morning. heading off to work shortly. my daughter says hi and so do all the birds. have a terrific day,everyone!... Read more

  • Thinking about it...

    4/28/2015 10:28:30 AM, by SUHARRIS

    I am sitting here at my desk thinking hard about how great it would be to lose 66# which is my goal. I wouldn't be out of breath when I walk down the hall, or get out of the car...would be so great!... Read more

  • Some photos for your spring time photo viewing pleasure...

    4/27/2015 8:59:15 PM, by CATTUTT

    Today has been another really good day. I woke up at a decent time feeling pretty good. I made something healthy for breakfast and ate, and played online for a bit. I got the food in the crockpot, then made some egg salad for sandwiches for dh and I for lunch later. Over the course of the ... Read more

  • humbled and motivated

    4/27/2015 8:56:53 PM, by GAL7288

    Yesterday I went for my morning walk, very hesitant to go, so unmotivated and not feeling well due to an emotional melt down the day before. I was so close to just staying in bed enjoying my pity party, but I got up regardless and grudgingly made my way out the door with my water bottle in hand and ... Read more

  • 4/27/2015 Last Week in Review

    4/27/2015 8:44:40 PM, by PATTYKLAVER

    We're starting to get into more of a pattern. But my daughter and I both think writing up a loose schedule between us will help us not do double-duty on some things. To actually get the time to do it may prove to be something entirely different. I did much better in the moving department last... Read more

  • I Swear To You I'm Not Avoiding You!

    4/27/2015 8:41:26 PM, by ADARKARA

    I am exhausted. Which is good. Because tired means too tired to have a bad day! I woke up with the alarm at 5 am, and goofed off for a while until 7 when I started my ladder workout. It took me 90 minutes to get through it and the ab workout! Planks were SO HARD this morning. Then I ate breakfast an... Read more

  • it's sunday

    4/26/2015 9:13:04 PM, by MOMMY445

    a day to rest and reflect for me today. got some course work done, some housework done and the grocery shopping done. my daughter says hi. all of the birds say hi,too. have a wonderful day,everyone!... Read more

  • Cruising along...

    4/26/2015 8:57:36 PM, by CATTUTT

    Another good day today! I woke up about an hour earlier than I needed to, which meant not having to wake to a blaring alarm. Good start to the day! I sat around for a while, then got up and got myself something healthy to eat and had breakfast. Soon it was time to go walk with The Buddy, so ... Read more

  • Week ending 4/26/15

    4/26/2015 7:12:07 PM, by EFDUNCAN

    Took a staycation this week. Ate out too much and had too many cold adult beverages. No weight in for the week. I did get in about 12 miles jogging and 3 gym visits. Diet was not good. Ice cream twice and too many high calorie foods. Back to wor tomorrow and will get back in the saddle. Hope a... Read more

  • Men vs. Women Dieting

    4/26/2015 4:00:15 PM, by PATTYKLAVER

    I just read an article about the difference between men and women dieting. We all know that it's easier for a man to lose weight that it is for a woman to lose weight. We've all heard about everyone having different metabolisms. This article pointed out some things that I had never thought of... Read more

  • My niece, the gymnast

    4/26/2015 12:47:31 PM, by FORZACHANDMATT

    My niece Becca was in her third big gymnast meet yesterday and she placed 3rd overall out of 65 girls - I'm so proud of her - for doing well but also for her attitude. She loves and enjoys it and it helps her be healthy - her words. She is a very healthy 10 year old - eats healthy, loves salads and... Read more

  • pain and loss

    4/26/2015 10:35:54 AM, by WILDXANGELS

    PAIN AND LOSS Really struggling tonight. Bawling my eyes out. Just want someone to hold but I have no one. I've been in a toxic abusive marriage and I'm still totally in love with him. I don't know what is wrong with me, I'm living in a room .,pennyless and he kept all my things and my 4 cats and ... Read more

  • Zero Point Veggie Soup...

    4/25/2015 9:13:48 PM, by CATTUTT

    Some of you guys have asked me for the recipe for the soup I posted the pic of earlier. Here it is if you didn't see it... It was delish, but I'm sorry to say I don't really have a recipe. I just took a couple boxes of veggie broth and put it in the pot. Then I chopped up some cabbage ... Read more

  • 8 Weeks Until the See Jane Run Half Marathon!

    4/25/2015 1:49:43 AM, by CHAPELSMACK

    This year is whizzing by. Checked my calendar and I am only 8 weeks away from my first of two half marathons: the See Jane Run Half. Wow! I have a 12K (about 7.5 miles) on Sunday, which I am excited about. My right ankle has been giving a little bit of trouble the past couple of weeks. So, I ha... Read more

  • Getting by with a little help from my friends...

    4/24/2015 9:07:01 PM, by CATTUTT

    So, this morning started out well. I was tempted to get on the scale, but talked myself out of it. I really want to only do it once a week. So I stayed off the scale, and then made some healthy food and ate. After I ate, it was time to exercise. I got dressed, got my music going, and headed... Read more

  • Offer Your Depression

    4/24/2015 10:18:37 AM, by INARI_FOX

    www.lionsroar.com/offer-your-d
    epression/ I love the following blog post from Susan Piver. It is about Buddhism, depression, and publishing--three things I have experience with. :) Offer Your Depression by Susan Piver | April 14, 2015 Photo © Sarolta Sasa Gyoker. Once I... Read more

  • it's friday

    4/24/2015 9:32:18 AM, by MOMMY445

    the weekend is now here! hurray! i really enjoyed my day off yesterday. today, i am focusing on my online courses for at least an hour, going for a long walk, picking up some holds at the local library, eating well, having a power nap, all before heading off to work later this afternoon. all of the ... Read more

  • 20 lbs down; progress pics

    4/24/2015 8:49:30 AM, by BEYONDMYFENCES

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  • 04/23/2015 re/starting out? start small? just start!

    4/24/2015 12:56:48 AM, by KIMBERLY0916

    try out different things to figure out what works for you a lot of people go super gung-ho in the beginning and try to do/change WAY TOO MUCH all at once ...you're better off ADDING a new food or ADDING a new step to your current routine that you can fit in daily or hourly i don't just m... Read more

  • Still going strong!

    4/23/2015 8:48:18 PM, by CATTUTT

    Yesterday ended up being successful, even through the night. I didn't wake up and binge or eat at all, and I always consider that a huge win. I weighed in when I woke up, for my weekly SP weigh in, and was up roughly a lb from last week, which is better than the 2.4 I was up at the WW meeting yest... Read more

  • it's thursday

    4/23/2015 8:32:02 PM, by MOMMY445

    a very cool day here today. for a while, it even snowed. where one of my friends lives, she got some snow that stayed on the ground. my daughter stayed in once she got back from school today. we did spend some time together before i had to go and run an errand. then we spent some more time together ... Read more

  • hopeful

    4/23/2015 10:49:02 AM, by WILDXANGELS

    i have not had a 5 dollar bill since feb,as my assistance from the state and government is pending!!!! i cant pay my rent ,get meds or buy my own toilet paper.its so degrading to me and my family says oh dont whine!!!! like geeeze,i just want to die.How can i make myself want to live under these cir... Read more

  • angry

    4/23/2015 9:54:46 AM, by WILDXANGELS

    The Real Me : I am feeling angry and full of rage this morning.Now that I left my abuser no one in the real world outside of these groups wants to hear my Voice now that I got me back!!!!! Not even my therapist! Everyone wants me to pretend I'm just okay now and happy and tells me i should just let ... Read more

  • I See Some Improvements and Some I need to make.

    4/22/2015 8:54:44 PM, by PATTYKLAVER

    Since Helena and Sherry have been here, I've noticed a few things about myself. 1. I have been getting up and moving right away. 2. Thework gets do earlier. 3. i have m out of the house earlier. 4. I have cut down on computer time. But: 1. I don't get my steps in or exercised... Read more

  • Well... that was harsh...

    4/22/2015 8:47:03 PM, by CATTUTT

    Happily, I had no trouble waking up this morning. In fact, I woke up about a half hour early and just sat around for a while. I'm always afraid my half-asleep brain won't want to get up and will talk me out of going to WW, but it didn't happen today. So, I went to WW, and the results were... ... Read more

  • trash

    4/22/2015 7:08:20 PM, by WILDXANGELS

    feeling frustrated: this is really bothering me so i need advise please.I live with my landlady and she does my trash.she only has a trashcan in the kitchen very small like the bathroom kind!!!I have that much trash to fill it ever two days and every time i want to throw out my trash it is full,I ... Read more

  • Hawaii 2-oh- two

    4/22/2015 7:02:47 PM, by CANNIE50

    My husband's old friend is getting married in Hawaii, in June, and he booked us a trip (and then told me about it but that is a different story, and I am deciding to be grateful for the trip, instead of being annoyed that he did not check with me to see if the dates would work - I have responsibilit... Read more

  • my story

    4/22/2015 4:04:30 PM, by WILDXANGELS

    I've been writing again for the past couple of days and I realized something so simple today that I can't believe that I didn't realize before....every time I kept silent about what he did to me and kept his secrets for him it gave him power over me. He fed on it and became bigger and bigger until h... Read more

  • it's wednesday

    4/22/2015 9:54:25 AM, by MOMMY445

    a day of mixed weather here today and not too warm outside. so i am getting some clothes ready to wear for the cooler weather and i am getting caught up on my laundry. my daughter says hi to all of mommy's friends. all of the birds are doing well and say cheep,cheep. i am continuing to work on my o... Read more

  • Growing Pains

    4/22/2015 8:11:19 AM, by ADARKARA

    My SparkBuddy AHTRAP commented on my last blog and reminded me that I haven't updated in a few days. I'm doing better, yes. Sunday was a good day: my bestie and I met in Toms River, NJ for lunch, where we had dirt cheap yet delicious and filling falafel! Seriously, $6 for 6 falafel balls... Read more

  • So ready for WW tomorrow!

    4/21/2015 8:36:20 PM, by CATTUTT

    Being honest, this has not been a good week. I've eaten too much pretty much every day and just haven't done well. Normally I'd skip tomorrow's meeting and "work hard and go next week", but I"m not letting myself get away with that this time. I have not done well and I'm going to go face up to th... Read more

  • Blog Entry Title:

    4/21/2015 5:10:35 PM, by VALKYRIA-

    "Tend to your vital heart, and all you worry about will be solved." by Rumi | Painting by Karol Bąk I've decided to make my weigh-in day tomorrow, Wednesday morning. Every week. Again, my goal is 1 lb each week... but if I exceed that goal, all the better ;) The past few days I've b... Read more

  • Zoe's Kitchen

    4/21/2015 12:28:06 PM, by FORZACHANDMATT

    Today I went to Zoe's kitchen for lunch after a gorgeous morning outdoor workout - I've only been to one once but they just opened one near us and I have been excited to go. It's a Mediterranean based fast, casual restaurant - today I had the Quinoa salad which was very good. The reason I wanted ... Read more

  • it's tuesday

    4/21/2015 9:36:39 AM, by MOMMY445

    a mostly sunny and cooler day here today. my daughter is a very happy person. her happiness has rubbed off on me and on those around her. all the birds say hi. in a short while, i am heading outdoors. i have some errands to run. i am getting caught up in both of my online courses. it was a full day ... Read more

  • missing you

    4/21/2015 4:06:37 AM, by WILDXANGELS

    I want him to know that I am the one who is done with him. I am the one who is choosing to kick him to the curb and I am the one who is choosing to move on with my life. I prayed for God to deliver me from his abuse and had hoped that God would miraculously turn him into a human being but instead my... Read more

  • Something good came of my insomnia!

    4/20/2015 9:01:34 PM, by CATTUTT

    So last night was just terrible. I was still awake at 6 am. I don't know what happened but my insomnia just would not let me catch a break. BUT!! Since I get antsy and anxious if I lay there too long trying to fall asleep, I found myself in need of something to do. I ended up going in dh's bedr... Read more

  • it's monday

    4/20/2015 10:04:01 AM, by MOMMY445

    a rainy day here today. that is okay with me and with my daughter. i am taking it easy today,before i head off to work this afternoon. having to go in an hour earlier each day i work is a challenge for me. yet i will do so,at least for this week. my daughter is really enjoying school these days. all... Read more

  • April 12-18, 2015 Week in Review :(((

    4/20/2015 9:46:45 AM, by PATTYKLAVER

    I've had this cough/sinus thing going on for three weeks now. There's been a few days where I have been really wiped out. I actually took a few naps and that is so unlike me. It's time to make a doctor appointment to figure out what the deal is. I don't know if it's allergies, or maybe my thyroi... Read more

  • Schedulizing

    4/19/2015 11:59:52 PM, by VALKYRIA-

    Hi Spark 26 I wanted to thank everyone who commented on my last blog :) gave me some good ideas for my cooking adventures. It's definitely not bad to be cooking for one.. I guess I'm just a little bit lonely, but I'm dealing with it, ya know! It's not like I don't have any friends I could... Read more

  • A Little Frustrated

    4/19/2015 11:26:35 PM, by PUPPYBUG

    Today was an okay day. Work was work, you know? It wasn't a bad day... Just frustrating. Anyway, I had my first soda and alcoholic beverage today in three weeks. I feel terrible. I don't feel guilty for having them, I just feel bloated and kind of nauseous. That's probably a good thing, although I h... Read more

  • So much better!

    4/19/2015 8:44:05 PM, by CATTUTT

    Okay, it is definitely FACT that you are more likely to exercise when someone is waiting on you to do it. When my alarm went off today, I desperately wanted to turn it off, roll over, and sleep for another 3 hours. Fortunately, I was due to meet The Buddy at the park in less than an hour. As lazy... Read more

  • Week ending 3/19/15

    4/19/2015 7:35:32 PM, by EFDUNCAN

    Good week. Only missed one day of workouts but not so good with my diet. I'm taking a staycation this week and plan to work out each morning. Taking the wife out Tuesday, 31th anniversary. Going to a concert with friends Thursday. Will not likely be the best week for diet but my goal is to think bef... Read more

  • not really?

    4/19/2015 1:09:47 PM, by WILDXANGELS

    so sick of the abuse!!!!! when will i ever learn??i was invited last week for a cookout with my grandkids and i could not wait,now this morning my daughter tells me i cant come now cuz she invited someone else that does not like me,like what the hell? i just keep letting people kick me when im down,... Read more

  • o.k. when?

    4/19/2015 11:45:17 AM, by WILDXANGELS

    venting: I find when i get upset lately I get very angry and when i do i might think of over-eating like i use to do,so i vent instead!!!! what helps you?? there is only so much computer,reading and walking and tv one person can do.I hate not having my car or public transportation or being able to g... Read more

  • ouch

    4/18/2015 10:58:50 PM, by WILDXANGELS

    OUCH..... I am so grateful to be part a recovery group. Feeling very lonely today and haven't been able to connect with any of my local support people. My disease wants me to turn to the food or anything else. Right-like excess good is my friend-not. My self centeredness character defect is showin... Read more

  • You guys are just amazing!

    4/18/2015 9:24:22 PM, by CATTUTT

    I really appreciate all the support I've gotten from all of you the past few days. You guys are the best friends a girl could ask for! Today has not been great nutritionally, but emotionally I've felt okay. I woke up for a while at a reasonable time... then went back to bed and slept til a ve... Read more

  • Exercise is the Best Medicine

    4/18/2015 7:23:24 PM, by ADARKARA

    Ugh. This week? It's totally sucked. I've been a wreck: crying everyday due to a) hormones b) depression c) abandonment issues AGAIN and d) as of last night, the death of a friend. (And my frickin' butthole neighbor was screaming at his wife again.) I know feeling like this isn't going to last forev... Read more

  • I'm tired of sad birthdays

    4/18/2015 6:18:50 PM, by INARI_FOX

    My birthday will be spent alone and unacknowledged except for one bright note--my daughter will call me. How do I know that it will be this way? Because that is how most of my birthdays have been. I'm just facing the truth here. I will also be sad about it--something that is difficult for me to admi... Read more

  • Acting class for my anxious son and staying on track

    4/18/2015 2:21:13 PM, by FORZACHANDMATT

    Our youngest boy has generalized anxiety and separation anxiety and it has been a tough road but days like today really make me have hope that he will be overall ok. He is a great kid with a gigantic imagination and is very bright, but often struggles with new things and activities, EVEN if it is so... Read more

  • This Week

    4/18/2015 12:35:00 PM, by PUPPYBUG

    Okay, I haven’t posted in a few days. I’ve been working. I prepped a couple meals before leaving the house Wednesday and for the most part everything worked out. I took my kettlebell with me and worked out Thursday without going to the gym. I felt like I took it easy (and I did), but I still fel... Read more

  • Day 108

    4/18/2015 10:18:54 AM, by CROUCHINGFLEA

    Starting again with working out on Monday. I still just can't seem to get out of bed on time! I tried yesterday morning (today is Saturday so I let myself sleep in this one day) and I slept till DH's alarm went off at 6:30 AM. My alarm went off at 5:40 am. I just can't seem to wake up enough to reme... Read more

  • one day soon

    4/17/2015 9:08:49 PM, by WILDXANGELS

    time.... memories to replace the ones that are in the front of vision. most of all, I dont think of it as a hole or something to fill. I think of it as a spot/scuff/sticker/mask/dirt or smudge that is on my heart. like a stain. I need to work at getting it off and replaced. we are still who we are. ... Read more

  • Spoke too soon I guess...

    4/17/2015 9:08:48 PM, by CATTUTT

    Today was going really well. My mood was better, I was eating well, we even went to the park and walked. It was all very nice and on track. Then I ended up eating a bunch of crap food, just stuffing myself with junk, for no good reason. I was hungry, yes, but that's definitely no excuse. No... Read more

  • Cooking for one

    4/17/2015 6:01:57 PM, by VALKYRIA-

    Guys I'm doing really well!!!!!!! I went to the store and bought a bunch of healthy food, and got my kitchen all cleaned up, and am cooking :) I've resisted several not-so-good food choices over the past few days, and I've been drinking more water. My goal tonight is go be asleep by 11 pm... Read more

  • Doing Some Mental House Cleaning

    4/17/2015 2:11:57 PM, by BOSTONMARGY

    It's been a long few weeks, culminating in an unexpected injury to my rib cage. It feels like a pulled muscle, and it's painful enough to put a serious crimp in my daily activities. I finally broke down and called a doctor to request physical therapy, since it doesn't seem to be getting any better a... Read more

  • Hi.

    4/17/2015 10:27:04 AM, by ADARKARA

    Don't have much to say lately, hence the lack of blogs. Having a very hard time right now. Sick of dealing with women's hormones, sick of weather that makes me feel awful, sick of crying or feeling like I want to. I need to just breathe and get through today. It sucks feeling this way, and I hate it... Read more

  • it's friday

    4/17/2015 9:00:52 AM, by MOMMY445

    i have some errands to complete this morning,before i go to work later this afternoon. i enjoyed spending some one on one time with my daughter the other day and i know she enjoyed it,too. all of the birds say hi. the weekend is here! hurray! I'm back to my regular work hours today and tomorrow. i n... Read more

  • Tonight's non-entry...

    4/16/2015 8:47:04 PM, by CATTUTT

    Been a lousy day, and I'm just not feeling the spirit of writing tonight. Tomorrow WILL be better and I"ll be back to blog tomorrow night. Hope everyone has a great Friday!... Read more

  • Day After Tomorrow

    4/16/2015 5:22:33 PM, by JLDACQ

    The wedding is Saturday. I'm surprised at how well the planning went. I'm excited, and just hoping I eat right enough & sleep enough so I can really enjoy the day. We are washing & packing our clothes for the honeymoon tonight, even though we are only leaving on Tuesday. Wow :-D... Read more

  • it's thursday

    4/16/2015 4:23:06 PM, by MOMMY445

    a beautiful spring day today. i'm enjoying some time with my daughter at the local library. all of the birds say hi! a much needed day off from work today. due to some staff being off sick, there has been extra time at work all week so far. it is easier for me to come in an hour earlier than to stay... Read more