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  • Holiday Gain

    11/28/2015 11:26:11 PM, by BANDLEADERGIRL

    428 I've been working hard for the past month or so and managed to drop 4 lbs. Then comes Thanksgiving and a family dinner. No matter how much my mother tries to make sure everything is prepared so that I don't get sick, I still manage to get some gluten in my system from cross contact. So, here I ... Read more

  • 332/ pre-diabetes

    11/28/2015 7:48:22 AM, by CROUCHINGFLEA

    273 550 So all the health talk yesterday got me thinking. I NEED to get back to eating the way I was when I was eating mostly veggies. I need to stop this pre-diabetes I have in it's tracks and so I started researching. After reading all the symptoms I was shaken. I have a lot of the symptoms of ty... Read more

  • So Busy

    11/27/2015 8:07:12 PM, by ANGIESSPRESSO

    I'm exhausted! We had our house full of family yesterday. The cooking, cleaning up afterwards, and all the entertaining, depleted me of all my energy. I thought today my husband and I would put up our Christmas tree, and just stay home for the day, but I was wrong. The cough he's been st... Read more

  • Day 331/ Juice Plus/ Meat in small doses!!

    11/27/2015 4:25:01 PM, by CROUCHINGFLEA

    181 Oh what a wonderful sangria recipe I have found! Oh how many carbs and calories it has! It is delish, but I'm afraid I'm going to have to toss most of it as A: I don't drink that much and B: it is ridiculously calorie rich for just a drink. I had two drinks on Turkey Day and asked DH to make me ... Read more


    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 mentioned how ones thought were long x friends. Have walked away from me. I has been said that they don't know what to say. How about a touch on th... Read more

  • Arghhh

    11/27/2015 2:22:02 AM, by LIBERTY_JOY

    I wanted to fix my goal to adjust the amount of calories ... and even with all the warnings said yes because it looked like the calorie range was too high; but i didn't realise that I was losing all my weight; exercise; food etc details :-( I'll recover - obviously Just argh for now... Read more

  • a mild day

    11/26/2015 8:32:30 AM, by MOMMY445

    i feel like the interview went well. i will know next week whether or not i got this job. i am still looking for other work in the meantime. my daughter says hi. all the birds say cheep,cheep! have a terrific day,everyone!... Read more

  • Pre-Thanksgiving

    11/25/2015 12:10:20 PM, by ANGIESSPRESSO

    I'm off from work today, and the prep for tomorrow starts in just a couple of hours. I slept a little later because my husband is home, and he isn't feeling well. He took some night time cold medicine, and seems to feel a tad bit better this morning. We have some errands to run, then we ... Read more

  • Day 329

    11/25/2015 8:47:18 AM, by CROUCHINGFLEA

    105 I feel like waving a flag and saying, "Let the eating commence!" I haven't been eating well, all of the pre-holiday treats have gotten to me. I need to slow down and pay attention to what I'm eating. And it is showing on the scale!! What happened to the days when I could eat and not worry about ... Read more

  • Tuesday: Lost and stressed but walking

    11/24/2015 6:05:57 PM, by TECHNOKAT

    I'm suppose to be on day 3 of the 28 day challenge but I have yet to start. I just keep coming up with excuses. It's been a rough week so far, my mood swings are all over the place and I'm struggling to just feel like myself anymore. But I digress. After a very stressful morning, I knew today w... Read more

  • It's been such a long time

    11/24/2015 11:07:01 AM, by GAL7288

    Last time I logged in here was back n July, and it feels like a lifetime ago. I refused to let go of SP even when I wasn't committed at all, and I am glad I didn't. A lot of things have happened since but not as I wanted. I haven't lost any weight, but I haven't gained it back either (thank God!) ... Read more

  • it snowed

    11/24/2015 9:20:52 AM, by MOMMY445

    last night, and a bit this morning, it snowed here, my daughter is bouncing up and down with joy. she enjoys playing and being in the snow. i have a job interview tomorrow morning and i may have another one later on this week. that one is still to be confirmed. all of the birds say cheep,cheep! have... Read more

  • So Thankful !!

    11/24/2015 8:57:31 AM, by ANGIESSPRESSO

    I am just minutes away from having to take my shower and get ready for my last work day for 5 days. I'm so thankful to have the time off to get ready for Thanksgiving, but I know how much I have to get done so I have some underlining dread. My best friend is coming over tomorrow to help m... Read more

  • Day 328

    11/24/2015 6:22:24 AM, by CROUCHINGFLEA

    471 For clarification, I'm starting cutting out sweets, but I'm not going to 'miss out' on my favorite sweet of the year, pumpkin pie. So, as I said in a previous blog, I give myself a pass on Thanksgiving to eat what I want as long as it is portion controlled. I'm not going to eat a whole pie, lol,... Read more

  • it's monday

    11/23/2015 7:52:54 PM, by MOMMY445

    i just found out that i have a job interview this coming wednesday morning. i may have two others this week as well. one may be done over the phone. my daughter says hi. all the birds say cheep,cheep. have a wonderful day,everyone!... Read more

  • Day 327

    11/23/2015 9:52:43 AM, by CROUCHINGFLEA

    102 Actually got 7 hours of sleep last night and 3 of it was uninterrupted, so I'm feeling pretty good this morning! 311 Yesterday's workout was great. I can feel it in my hips and sides of my thighs. I did my 200 steps on the riser, woohoo! I'm going to add in an the extra 10 minutes this wee... Read more

  • Wow, it's been more than a week?

    11/23/2015 7:54:28 AM, by ADARKARA

    I'm sitting here at my desktop, sipping my Melitta Hazelnut Creme coffee with cashew milk, listening to Core, a podcast about the Blizzard game Heroes of the Storm, which I don't even play, and don't plan to play. Why do I enjoy listening to podcasts about video games I'll never play? I don't know, ... Read more

  • Health is a mind-body quantum prenominal

    11/22/2015 9:52:47 PM, by OLDEROWL

    In my work on my Spark Team "You Can Heal Your Life", I found Deepak Chopra's new book "Quantum Healing", revised and expanded November 2015, very enlightening. The book speaks of many cases of medically unexplained cases of cancer reversal including a case where the cancer metastasized to a man's... Read more

  • crazy shopping day

    11/22/2015 7:02:12 PM, by ANGIESSPRESSO

    Wow! The grocery stores were packed. At one point, me who is normally the most passive person you'd meet, was giving people a not so friendly look. They would stop their carts right in front of what I was trying to buy, or their riding carts would block the entire isle so I couldn't get t... Read more

  • Celebrate Your Unique Talent

    11/22/2015 5:30:25 PM, by PATTYKLAVER

    November 24 is Celebrate Your Unique Talent Day. Even if we don't think about it or admit it, we all DO have a unique talent. Each and every one of us has the unique talent of wanting to improve ourselves and we took the first step by joining Spark People. So, on November 24, and every day ... Read more

  • Day 326/BL

    11/22/2015 6:41:44 AM, by CROUCHINGFLEA

    244 I'm so excited for the winter challenge for my Biggest Loser team!! I didn't do too well on the Fall one, but am positive I'm going to do great for this one, and am going to give it my all! Plus, I have my Fitbit now to track everything and keep me motivated! Leaders already have a pre-challenge... Read more

  • A Relaxing Saturday

    11/21/2015 3:56:51 PM, by ANGIESSPRESSO

    We had our Thanksgiving lunch at work yesterday. I washed nearly 900 trays. I helped cut pumpkin, and pecan pies. I washed the tables, swept the floors and mopped the entire dining room. I work at an Elementary School, and most of the parents and grandparents came. It was a blessed day... Read more

  • Day 325

    11/21/2015 8:01:36 AM, by CROUCHINGFLEA

    341 Today is going to be a busy day!! I'm going grocery shopping and DH is going to pick up the ham and turkey from Honey-Baked. Then we have to clean out the fridge to fit everything in it! And then we are off to the in-law's house for a burger burn and wishing MIL a happy late birthday. 311... Read more

  • Heartbreak

    11/21/2015 12:31:24 AM, by BANDLEADERGIRL

    Got my heart broken by someone I have done many things for and started to lose myself while taking care of them. I set myself up for it. Just wasn't ready to hear them tell someone else I love you. I'm more determined now than anything to make myself a priority and get fit. Wasted too much time on ... Read more

  • Starting small, but a start is still a start

    11/20/2015 8:46:32 PM, by TECHNOKAT

    I might be getting a little ahead of myself but I desperately need to build and stick to some sort of routine, and not just for fitness reasons. I don't know why it never occurred to me before, but I started experimenting with my Google Calendar and found out you can add tasks that you can check off... Read more

  • Authenticity

    11/20/2015 12:38:28 PM, by INARI_FOX

    "We have to dare to be ourselves, however frightening or strange that self may prove to be." --May Sarton ... Read more

  • it's friday

    11/20/2015 9:17:05 AM, by MOMMY445

    a beautiful,cool sunny day here today! woo hoo! my daughter has a day off school today. in a while, we are off to visit a few relatives. then we will just take it easy. all of the birds say cheep,cheep! have a wonderful day,everyone and a great weekend!... Read more

  • Day 324

    11/20/2015 6:43:54 AM, by CROUCHINGFLEA

    150 Today is CC (homeschool group) day for the kiddos, so I'm going to be stuck in the classroom all day. Literally. We get there around 0845 and don't leave till around 3:30. Longest day of my week. The good news is that we are going to be on break till the beginning of January after today! I'm so ... Read more

  • New Interests

    11/19/2015 11:27:18 PM, by HOLS1001

    I went to a bingo party this evening and had a really good time. The party was hosted by a woman selling Thirty-One products. I didn't know anything about it but I like playing bingo so I happily went. I won an insulated tote bag and am really excited about it. I plan on hosting a bingo party in the... Read more

  • The celery didn't like me

    11/19/2015 9:25:32 PM, by LIBERTY_JOY

    The other day I had some celery and carrot with hummus for a snack ... which tasted delicious. About two hours later though I had a monster stomachache which lasted for several more hours. I had eaten dinner in that time as well but for some reason I wondered if it connected to the celery which I kn... Read more

  • 100 DTWL - Days 17-18

    11/19/2015 9:09:05 PM, by LIBERTY_JOY

    Day 17 - Stop wasting food This lesson talked about how when we keep eating food we don't need (for fuel purposes) then we are wasting food anyway; and rather than waste the food by gaining weight we should throw it out instead. For the most part; I'd much rather prepare less or take a smaller ... Read more

  • Listening to Your Body

    11/19/2015 8:24:21 PM, by DUCKTURNIP

    Boy, did I learn a big lesson today. So I'm bad about listening to my body. I exercise with stretched out muscles (bad), eat junk food when I have healthy food in the fridge (bad), and just generally don't pay attention. I have IBS, so I need to learn to listen to my body more, but my IBS is al... Read more

  • it's thursday

    11/19/2015 8:21:37 AM, by MOMMY445

    a mild start to the day. then the temperature is going to drop throughout the day. by the time the day is done, it will be really cold outside. that is okay. by then, my daughter and i will be in for the night. all of the birds say cheep,cheep! i will be heading outside later to enjoy some fresh air... Read more

  • Day 323

    11/19/2015 6:06:45 AM, by CROUCHINGFLEA

    386 I reached my goal of 6k steps yesterday! 244 It may not seem like many steps, especially since 3k of them were done during my workout, but to me it is an awesome step forward. Now to bump up my goal to 7k! 220 I was mentioning yesterday about my friend and how she is almost always up. I... Read more

  • 100 DTWL - Days 15-16

    11/18/2015 9:49:32 PM, by LIBERTY_JOY

    Day 15 - First two bites In the lesson for day 15 Linda wrote about how the first two bites of food will always have the most flavour and how after that you are just "feeding". She then suggests that after having the first two bites perhaps you don't need to have any more. Most of the discussio... Read more

  • A Great Day

    11/18/2015 6:20:29 PM, by HOLS1001

    I am in the Find 30 Step Into Holiday Health Challenge. Today's was to try to get in 2000 extra steps. I don't normally track my steps so I wasn't really sure how I was going to pull it off. We have been slow at work this week so my next desk neighbor suggested that we walk laps around the office. I... Read more

  • woo hoo!

    11/18/2015 3:46:05 PM, by MOMMY445

    my daughter made the volleyball team and they do indeed get to travel to other schools. she had volleyball practice yesterday and she is headed to another school with the team now. she will be there for a while. i am already on the lookout for presents for her for christmas. all the birds say cheep,... Read more

  • Struggle forward

    11/18/2015 2:54:30 PM, by CANNIE50

    I am a confirmed struggler. Very few things come easily to me. Talking, eating, reading, writing...these things come a bit more easily to me than other areas of my life. Speaking of other areas of my life, I can tell you that since I last checked in, via blog, with Sparkfriends, I have been humbled ... Read more

  • Day 322

    11/18/2015 7:50:00 AM, by CROUCHINGFLEA

    102 Went to bed early last night and actually got some sleep, 6 hours is much better than what I have been getting! 312 Gotta remember to walk before I run! I added 200 steps on the riser on the WiiFit step, my poor legs just couldn't do it yesterday. So I think it will have to be an every oth... Read more

  • In The Beginning

    11/18/2015 7:46:09 AM, by ANGIESSPRESSO

    My 24th wedding anniversary was November 14th, so our friends that we sing and minister with decided to have a fish fry. Of course I've been struggling with my health for the past few months, so I was already apprehensive about eating. On Labor day I was feeling very sick, so my husband took... Read more

  • Were The Good Old Days Really So Good?

    11/17/2015 9:37:26 PM, by HOLS1001

    As I sit here and eat a bowl of frozen yogurt with a banana cut up in it, I ask myself one question. Does it taste any "less good" than a banana split from Sonic? To answer honestly.. no it doesn't. I'd have to get dressed, get in the car and drive across town for a treat that has 490 calories and 1... Read more

  • Need Support

    11/17/2015 5:01:56 PM, by SUNRIZING

    Today started out OK. But watching the news was a mistake... Now I'm getting ready to go to a dinner party and feeling like I'm "white knuckling it" (only some will get the reference..) So I've prayed today, I turned the radio up so loud its blasted my thoughts away... But I'm afraid when the music... Read more

  • Week two of my gastric sleeve.

    11/17/2015 3:48:11 PM, by LUCKYGIRL7771

    I had the gastric sleeve operation. It is not the easy way out that some people believe. It requires a lifetime of commitment to a new eating style that you cannot go back on. It is a decision that should not be taken lightly. It took me two years to make it. With that being said I am thankful that ... Read more

  • a beautiful,cool fall day

    11/17/2015 10:42:10 AM, by MOMMY445

    i am enjoying a lovely day here today. my daughter sends hugs and says hi! all of the birds say cheep,cheep! i am still actively looking for steady work. i will not give up until i get something, no matter how long it takes me to do so. i am so thankful for all of the support i have from my family,f... Read more

  • Day 321

    11/17/2015 6:13:32 AM, by CROUCHINGFLEA

    Up early again, yay! I think the alarm on my Fitbit really helps to wake me up! Now coffee and then to work out! 311 I'm doing 100 steps on the riser per leg (with that leg being the lead foot). I feel like I should be doing more, but honestly if I was I wouldn't be able to stay awake all day... Read more

  • Now Entering Twoterville!!!

    11/16/2015 10:03:19 PM, by HOLS1001

    Day 46 - - Today was weigh in day. I was dreading it something fierce given that I had doughnuts for breakfast yesterday morning and I was a no-change last week. I timidly stepped on the scales, eyes tightly shut. I took a breath and peeked with one eye, expecting the worst. What?? I had to open the... Read more

  • Feeling Defeated

    11/16/2015 9:54:41 PM, by MOSTEDGAARD

    So today has just ended up being kind of crummy. I know I need to have a little perspective about this, but right now I just feel sad and defeated. First I'll start with the piece that should be a bigger deal, but in my mind, isn't the bigger issue. I found out Sunday that my identity has bee... Read more

  • Fighting the Darkness of This World!

    11/16/2015 6:17:30 PM, by SUNRIZING

    Today I did my Turbo Jam Turbo Sculpt 40 minute workout and I feel really good about that! I'm trying to celebrate each small triumph and ive learned that even something like overcoming the urge to skip a workout and actually DOING IT is a triumph! But instead of celebrating with something the will... Read more

  • 11/16/2015 progress progress progress

    11/16/2015 11:51:07 AM, by KIMBERLY0916

    it's been an amazing week! chris and i are getting along really well. it isn't all rainbows and cherries but we are definitely actively making headway with refraining from saying or doing stuff that triggers the other. We are trying to talk more and do more activities and chill stuff together. ... Read more

  • it's monday

    11/16/2015 8:10:55 AM, by MOMMY445

    a new week is now underway. my daughter and i watched the santa claus parade on tv yesterday. it would have been way too hectic and crowded to go and see it in person. she says hi to everyone! all the birds say hi! have a great day,everyone!... Read more

  • Day 320

    11/16/2015 7:22:15 AM, by CROUCHINGFLEA

    Up at 0530 again this morning! DH is actually awake already with tooth pain and was like, are you seriously up this early? Of course! When else am I supposed to work out. And it takes me a while to wake up. Seriously I have to have at least one cup of coffee in me in order to be able to function eno... Read more

  • 100 DTWL - Days 13-14

    11/15/2015 11:27:44 PM, by LIBERTY_JOY

    Day 13 - Oops I forgot to eat Day 13 of Linda's book talks about those times people forget to eat or try to "save up" their calories for a later meal e.g. skipping lunch so that they can have a big dinner; and then discusses why this doesn't help and can be harmful in losing weight. The assignm... Read more

  • Week ending 11/15/15

    11/15/2015 8:19:47 PM, by EFDUNCAN

    Good week, getting some good workouts and jogging in. Need to stay focused on diet this week. Post all food. Limit alcohol to weekends. Do not worry. One week to a week off.... Read more

  • Saturday & Sunday

    11/15/2015 3:56:22 PM, by HOLS1001

    Thanks to my darling daughter and her new computer game, this is the first time I have been able to get online since Friday night.. LOL The weekend has been nice. I spent all day yesterday cleaning my nasty house. I can't tell now that I made any progress at all but my sore arms and legs speak ... Read more

  • Afternoon Tea and Writing

    11/15/2015 12:37:53 PM, by INARI_FOX

    "Writing is a job, a talent, but it's also the place to go in your head. It is the imaginary friend you drink your tea with in the afternoon." --Ann Patchett, Truth and Beauty "Who would then deny that when I am sipping tea in my tearoom I am swallowing the whole universe with it... Read more

  • it's sunday

    11/15/2015 9:44:24 AM, by MOMMY445

    a day without much planned. have not yet decided on what i want to do today. i am taking it easy and so is my is a sunny day here today. later on, my daughter and i will go to the local park and have fun. all the birds say hi. have a great day,everyone!... Read more

  • Day 319

    11/15/2015 6:14:14 AM, by CROUCHINGFLEA

    Today it took me 30 minutes and 3 alarms to get out of bed!! But I got up at 0530!! So I can go work out before going to church and starting my day. I think this is key to having a good day, working out first thing in the morning, waking up early, and having some 'me' time before the kids wake up. W... Read more

  • 7 day challenge

    11/14/2015 7:15:15 PM, by JENNI_FIT4

    I go home next Saturday afternoon! Then, it will be a whole new set of planning and adapting my new healthy habits to my home routine. To kick start my efforts before I get home, I'm doing two things. 1) I enrolled in the 30-day "small steps" challenge. This will give me something that carries ... Read more

  • Not a Whole Lot to Say

    11/14/2015 11:34:41 AM, by ADARKARA

    I've worked out 6 days a week 3 out of the last 4 weeks, and the 4th week I had 5 workouts. So that's good. My reduced carb diet is going well, despite last night's random binge. Binges have been much better, so one bad one isn't too bad in my opinion. It was peanut butter and chips. TOM is due toda... Read more

  • Day 318/ Reflections

    11/14/2015 9:27:11 AM, by CROUCHINGFLEA

    Saw an old post from this day last year on FB and it was that I'd lost 20 pounds and was feeling great. Now I have that 20 pounds plus some back. I'm feeling a little frustrated to see that I was losing and now I'm back up again, plus. But I'm going to take this as motivation. I had lost 20 pounds. ... Read more

  • Prayers for Paris

    11/13/2015 9:39:14 PM, by HOLS1001

    I am keeping this one as short as possible tonight. What I am thankful for, Day 13 - I am thankful for life itself. My Daily Positive, Day 12 - Compassion... I have lots of it to those who need it the most. Sending thoughts and prayers to the people of Paris. May God be with the... Read more

  • it's friday

    11/13/2015 2:18:11 PM, by MOMMY445

    a very cool and windy day here today. i made sure that my daughter was dressed warmly enough for school. the assembly at her school was short and sweet. now another week is coming to a close. i got to see an advance screening of the movie meet the coopers and i really enjoyed it. i enter draws to wi... Read more

  • The Big Meanies

    11/12/2015 8:39:44 PM, by HOLS1001

    After having such a great day yesterday, today was horrible. Cupcake Lady struck again. Our boss went in for surgery yesterday morning, we got the text a little before lunchtime that he had come out of surgery and was doing well. This morning Cupcake Lady was telling us that our boss had done the pa... Read more

  • it's thursday

    11/12/2015 10:23:43 AM, by MOMMY445

    a cool and rainy day here today. that is alright with me and my daughter. she already has a list written up for what she would like to have for christmas this year. as for me, i am still job searching actively and working on my courses. i take it day to day and try to not let any non replies back fo... Read more

  • There Are Sunbeams And Moonbeams Enough

    11/12/2015 9:30:10 AM, by INARI_FOX

    There are sunbeams and moonbeams enough to shine, but what the world needs now is...
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  • 11/11/2015 effort yields reward

    11/11/2015 10:21:43 PM, by KIMBERLY0916

    The past 30+ hours have been great. Situations and topics and actions that previously would have ripped us to unrecognizable shreds were handled mildly, gently, calmly, quickly, and with genuine appropriate apologies where necessary. We have laughed, smiled, shared, connected, tried new things, revi... Read more

  • Wonderful Day!!!

    11/11/2015 8:08:36 PM, by HOLS1001

    Today is Day 42 - lost count for a few days but that is ok. This has been one of the best days I have had in a REALLY long time. Due the stars coming together in a perfect alignment... my niece and I got to spend the entire day together completely uninterrupted. I showed her how to make low-fat... Read more

  • The Quietness of Vegetable Stew

    11/11/2015 11:50:16 AM, by INARI_FOX

    "It already smells good," he said, pointing toward the stove. "It smells... quiet." He looked at her. "Quiet? Could something smell quiet" She was thinking about the phrase, asking herself. He was right. After the pork chops and steaks and roasts she cooked for the family, this was quiet cookin... Read more

  • Day 315

    11/11/2015 6:44:02 AM, by CROUCHINGFLEA

    527 It's official. I'm sick. I had aches and chills all day yesterday. When DH came home he told me I had a fever and to go to bed. I'm still going to go to therapy, because I'm not THAT sick. My dreams were about being freezing cold. I'm hoping this goes away quickly. I'll be taking lots of vitamin... Read more

  • Every Day Is A New Beginning

    11/10/2015 11:31:38 PM, by SUNRIZING

    Today I did my strength training and went for a walk. I worked up an amazing sweat and got that exhilarated feeling back! I haven't felt like that for awhile. It reminded me how much I LOVE to work out. It reminded me how making my health, my fitness, a priority truly affects my live in the most pos... Read more

  • Every Day Is A New Beginning

    11/10/2015 11:31:38 PM, by SUNRIZING

    Today I did my strength training and went for a walk. I worked up an amazing sweat and got that exhilarated feeling back! I haven't felt like that for awhile. It reminded me how much I LOVE to work out. It reminded me how making my health, my fitness, a priority truly affects my live in the most pos... Read more

  • Once An Addict - Always An Addict

    11/10/2015 8:53:35 PM, by HOLS1001

    Hello. My name is Holly and I am a food addict. I love food.. I love to eat... I love to eat good food... I love junk food.... I love sweets... I love to smell it cooking... I love the euphoric feeling that I get from eating food that I love. I had a friend once ask me "how does someone w... Read more

  • Good evening folks...

    11/10/2015 7:48:45 PM, by CATTUTT

    I realized something this evening... I've been eating less without trying. I've been keeping myself busy, and also not having food in the house that I'm likely to eat just for pleasure. I've been eating when I"m hungry, and not for entertainment. I'm still not eating as well as I should be, but I... Read more

  • "Crazy Busy with Emotions Added" Recipe

    11/10/2015 5:15:33 PM, by PATTYKLAVER

    We accepted an offer on Mom's house. 244 That means she'll have more means to stay in the assisted living place that she's finally accustomed to. But, I always said there are three sides to every story. The second side is that we will no longer be able to "go back home" that's been the home to t... Read more

  • 11/10/2015 i miss my light

    11/10/2015 12:04:48 PM, by KIMBERLY0916

    I miss being an inspiration to others. I miss being an inspiration to myself. For various reasons my motivation, my inspiration, my conviction, my determination and more have all been diminished this year; close to extinguished. If I'd ever treated myself like he's treated me I'd have left me a long... Read more

  • it's tuesday

    11/10/2015 11:35:04 AM, by MOMMY445

    a mostly cloudy day here today. my daughter tried out for and got on her school's volleyball team. for now, the school is just playing with different grades. then they will eventually go on to play other schools. she is also in the choir and has been rehearsing at school for the assemble tomorrow. i... Read more

  • Give It To The World

    11/10/2015 11:00:22 AM, by INARI_FOX
    mfakE If you've got something good, give it to the world. ... Read more

  • Day 314

    11/10/2015 8:29:40 AM, by CROUCHINGFLEA

    304 First I wanted to say thank you to those of you who comment on my blog. Your encouragement is priceless and really helps. Thank you! 224 311 I got 6k steps yesterday! Now to push for 7k!! I just have to keep getting up and moving more. I didn't work out yet this morning, I will at 10, li... Read more

  • The Golden Rule

    11/9/2015 9:05:37 PM, by HOLS1001

    During my lunch hour, I scroll through the recently posted blogs and try to read and comment on as many as I can... even if it's nothing but a You Can Do It or a Way To Go! I caught myself getting angry today over a comment that was left on a young lady's blog post. The writer had posted about feeli... Read more

  • Note to Soul

    11/9/2015 5:11:30 PM, by INARI_FOX

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  • Day 313

    11/9/2015 7:55:47 AM, by CROUCHINGFLEA

    I didn't get up on time again! I'm going to work out at lunch time, to make up for no work out this morning. I don't understand why I can't seem to get up when my alarms go off. I was wide awake when my Fitbit alarm went off, i don't know why I'm not just getting up! I know I'm tired, I'm still not ... Read more

  • Random Lightning

    11/9/2015 12:14:26 AM, by INARI_FOX

    "Lightning and thunder require time, the light of the stars requires time, deeds require time even after they are done, before they can be seen and heard." --Friedrich Nietzsche "The sea had changed. It was dark green now with white-horses, and the rocks shone yellow like phosphor... Read more

  • Blue and Blue

    11/8/2015 8:31:23 PM, by HOLS1001

    Today is one of those days that I don't want to do anything and I want to eat everything. Weekends seem to be hard on me for some reason. I haven't gone over my calories but I sure didn't make any good choices. On the bright side I pushed myself to get off my butt and walk. I'm still not able to do ... Read more

  • Consequences and Rewards

    11/8/2015 12:07:33 AM, by HOLS1001

    Isaac Newton's Third Law of Motion - For every action there an equal and opposite reaction. Here is my action today.... Today was a bit of foodie cheat day for me. Our daughter had a meeting at the college across the street from the college that our son attends. We used the time she ... Read more

  • Depression and staying on target

    11/7/2015 11:57:22 PM, by BANDLEADERGIRL

    I started out feeling pretty good today. Was happy that I've been walking so much and stayed really close to my calorie goals. Even managed to lose 3 pounds in the last few weeks. Then life gets in the way and I find out some nasty people were saying bad things about me. I know I should ignore them ... Read more

  • Day 311/ Fitbit Update

    11/7/2015 3:50:27 PM, by CROUCHINGFLEA

    102 The rash that had been starting on my wrist from the fitbit is gone, apparently I was wearing it too tight the night before. So last night I woke 2x and was restless 14x, according to the fitbit. That is a lot! I'm going to wear it for another week and if this trend continues go to the doc for a... Read more

  • Your True Nature

    11/7/2015 10:15:10 AM, by INARI_FOX

    "You are born into this world a spirit of pure love that takes this body in which you dwell as a house for the duration of your journey here. You did not come here to hate, to fight, to kill. You came here to love. Your true nature is love and when you flow in that place of love, love of self and of... Read more

  • Workhorse

    11/6/2015 10:47:39 PM, by HOLS1001

    I more than got my workout in tonight. I spent over an hour cleaning my bathroom. I mean REALLY cleaning. I was washing walls, the ceiling, scrubbed the tub and all the dreadful stuff that I try desperately to avoid when I normally clean. I still have a few more spots to hit, like the baseboards, bu... Read more

  • More Than Just Walking

    11/6/2015 9:19:04 PM, by INARI_FOX

    I had a lovely walk yesterday in the slightly cooler autumn weather we've been having here in New Orleans. That means 85 degrees instead of 95. I enjoy walking around my neighborhood without too much purpose. I set my Microsoft Band to record my steps and then I just take off to where ever I f... Read more

  • Work and Miscellany

    11/6/2015 7:43:57 PM, by ADARKARA

    So I wanted to be able to come here and tell you all that we hired two new people and they're great and SALESLADY is on her way out. Well, we hired two people. Julie is GREAT. She's seasonal. Marsha was also picking things up fine. She was supposed to come back tomorrow for her second day. Instead I... Read more

  • Day 310/ Fitbit!!

    11/6/2015 7:00:16 AM, by CROUCHINGFLEA

    I got my Fitbit Charge HR yesterday!! Woohoo! I had to have my DH set everything up on the computer because I could not figure out anything! The instructions were so vague! We finally got it all set up, linked and running though! I set the alarm for 0500 so I would get up and work out, got it monito... Read more

  • Hi guys...

    11/5/2015 10:29:56 PM, by CATTUTT

    I'm sorry I haven't been around much. I've been keeping myself busy, but not necessarily with health-related things. I'm focusing on cooking at home, which means eating healthier by default. But that's about it. I'm still struggling a lot with missing Mammaw. Friday will make 6 weeks since ... Read more

  • Milk... It Does the Holly Good

    11/5/2015 9:42:10 PM, by HOLS1001

    Yesterday's headache turned into a tooth ache that last off and on for most of the night. It's better today, though. The headache was mild today and is pretty much gone now and the tooth ache is gone. I tried a glass of milk today with my lunch. I have never been one of those that could just dr... Read more

  • it's thursday

    11/5/2015 2:10:34 PM, by MOMMY445

    i had an interview for a contract position coming up with an employment agency, this morning. so i am taking it easy this afternoon. my daughter is feeling much better today. all the birds say hi! have a terrific day,everyone!... 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 weeks of Thanksgiving Giving and the week of Christmas are both Chemo weeks,! Thanksgiving Day is when he gets the pump take out. And, that is Thanksgiv... Read more

  • Stuck on the Hump

    11/4/2015 8:54:37 PM, by HOLS1001

    Today has been an ok day. Have had a headache most of the day but nothing even serious enough to send me to the medicine cabinet. Just enough to be annoying and tamper with my mood today. I am still having issues with my calories. I haven't reached the minimum of my range in a couple of weeks n... Read more

  • Hanging in there

    11/4/2015 8:25:35 PM, by BANDLEADERGIRL

    Today has been a down health day. Spent most of it sleeping and only managed a quarter mile in steps. Good news is I did stay in my calorie goals for the day. Going to count this as an overall win. I'll get plenty of steps tomorrow with a dr and store trip plus hauling band equipment.... Read more

  • it's wednesday

    11/4/2015 10:02:46 AM, by MOMMY445

    another beautiful sunny day here daughter says hi! all the birds say cheep,cheep! i'm off to enjoy the day. then i will work on my online courses and continue my job search. i will not give up until i get something steady.have a wonderful day,everyone!... Read more

  • Day 308

    11/4/2015 8:47:35 AM, by CROUCHINGFLEA

    Boy have I not been doing good. I won't elaborate. I'm not going to dwell on it. Today on my BL team is that start of week 9, and I'm going to make it the best week 9 that I can. I'm starting over. Starting at the beginning with what I am doing. I'm going to cut out the candy (Hide the Halloween can... Read more

  • From Embers to Bonfire

    11/3/2015 10:04:00 PM, by HOLS1001

    Today has been a pretty good day. I still have the blue blahs but after talking to people at work and reading many of the blogs here, I take comfort in the fact that it isn't just me. I don't know if it is the time change, the days getting shorter, the moon phase, something in the water or what but ... Read more