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  • Got My First-Ever Bee Sting

    7/29/2014 9:29:16 AM, by SLIMMERJESSE

    Yesterday, I'd just started out on my walk and WHAMO, this bee comes flying into my lower lip and locked its stinger into it. Never having had a bee sting before, I didn't know if I was allergic or not. Turned around and went home, treated it, and did my walk while applying ice to the sting. Fort... Read more

  • Weigh in day 7/28/14

    7/28/2014 10:59:48 AM, by CAREN_BLUEJEANS

    Weigh in 170.2 (-.6) Great down half a pound. I'm concentrating on the process instead of results on the scale. The last few weeks I've been not having second helpings at dinner and dessert only once a week. It hasn't become se... Read more

  • Slow Caffeine Detoxing vs. Suddenly Stopping - Day 1

    7/28/2014 10:56:14 AM, by SLIMMERJESSE

    I've been through this so many times in the past six years I've been on SP, that it's almost embarrassing to write about trying again. But these blogs are for ourselves, first and foremost, and writing about it reinforces the new behavior. No matter how many times I've gotten off coffee (my longes... Read more

  • I'm back..I mean it

    7/28/2014 9:06:10 AM, by SELENAMDZ

    Well here I am once again...but this time I'm feeling pumped! I am excited to get look good for being a mom of 4. December is my 29th birthday. I have a dress I really want to be able to fit by then. :) I sm officially 22 pounds from pre-pregnancy weight with my 4th son. Than I eill only h... Read more

  • Some funny late nite...

    7/27/2014 11:41:47 PM, by SUNSHINE65

    I saw that Hillary Clinton visited the headquarters of Twitter and Facebook yesterday. Hillary would also have visited LinkedIn, but she already knows what job she wants. -Jimmy Fallon Netflix is testing a new feature that will allow you to hide what you've been watching. You just click the but... Read more

  • Fridge Shopping/Researching - Any Advice from Those You Love or Hate?

    7/27/2014 12:12:54 PM, by SLIMMERJESSE

    I've had many refrigerators in my life, but none that I really cared for. It's about time to replace my currently dying POS (smiling) and have been researching for a long time. Honestly? You can look at consumer reports all you want, and still hear many who hate their highly-rated fridges. So, w... Read more

  • 2012 Darwin Awards

    7/26/2014 9:24:11 PM, by SUNSHINE65

    This award is given to some person who eliminates himself effectively from the human gene pool through an outstanding if not original display of uniqueness in his thinking process. Nominee No. 1: [San Jose Mercury News]: An unidentified man, using a shotgun... Read more

  • It's all relative!

    7/26/2014 5:56:35 PM, by SUNSHINE65

    A little humor for today: This is the true story of George Phillips of Meridian, Mississippi, who was going to bed when his wife told him that he'd left the light on in the shed. George opened the door to go turn off the light but saw there were people in the shed in the process of stealing things... Read more

  • You know it's July in Florida when:

    7/26/2014 4:50:26 PM, by SUNSHINE65

    - Hot water comes out of both taps. - You find out that a seatbelt buckle makes a pretty nice branding iron. - The trees are whistling for the dogs. - You find out that you can get sunburned through your car window. - The birds need to use potholders to pull worms out of the ground. -... Read more

  • C25K

    7/26/2014 8:58:09 AM, by CAREN_BLUEJEANS

    Forget about weight I've gained, meals I didn't track and workouts I missed. Yesterday is gone. All I can do is win today. I already did my C25K W2D1 run. (couch to 5k week 2 day 1). And sure, I could beat myself up about all the times I've tried C25K before & never completed it, I'd be running a ma... Read more

  • 07/25/14 - Lost a Total of 23lbs!!!

    7/26/2014 2:56:38 AM, by JANZDIET2014

    Although I've had my share of 'slips', through 'grace' & determination I'm continuing to lose weight!... Read more

  • Pretty, New Dinner Plate Set

    7/25/2014 2:01:26 PM, by SLIMMERJESSE

    I've had my eye on it for awhile, but $120 is not what I wanted to spend. It's hand painted and so much fun to look at that I'm thrilled to say I just unpacked it. Got it at Ross for $35!!!! I love it when I can get some household stuff for a song. (smiling) Will be using some for lunch. Simple... Read more

  • Two More Reasons I Feel So Thankful

    7/24/2014 3:09:56 PM, by SLIMMERJESSE

    I've had a very strong gratitude feeling lately, and after reading the following on a news site this morning, I'm even more grateful. "Worldwide, more than 130 million girls and women have undergone female genital mutilation and more than 700 million women alive today were children when they we... Read more

  • Win Today, Win Tomorrow

    7/24/2014 11:30:26 AM, by CAREN_BLUEJEANS

    Focus on one day at a time, rather than obsessing over the weight I have to lose, or mistakes I made in the past. I can win today by tracking my foods, portion control (no second helpings), dessert only once a week, nailing m... Read more

  • How Much Exercise do you REALLY Need to Lose Weight?

    7/23/2014 3:40:01 PM, by CAREN_BLUEJEANS

    I did Zumba today, and it was so much fun, and effortless exercise because it's fun. Tomorrow, I'm doing Pilates. Not my fav, but the instructor just came back from maternity leave, and she's really nice and she asked me to come. ... Read more

  • Getting derailed on the small things.

    7/23/2014 11:44:07 AM, by MOM2BOYZ1GIRL

    I slept in. Missed my run. My new $$$ running shoes got a hole in them. Missed my run. Had to return my new $$$ running shoes. Missed my run. Have old shoes I could use, Missed my run. A friend on Facebook is killing it and lost 20lb by exercising and eating right. RAN It r... Read more

  • Alpha-Linolenic Acid (ALA)

    7/23/2014 8:47:10 AM, by SLIMMERJESSE

    Has anyone out there had experience with this? A friend gave me some as he knows that I am trying like crazy to build up my immune system before the next season of flu and pneumonia descends upon me. Many of you know I have had a few bad bouts in the past 1.5 years and am working hard to boost myse... Read more

  • Today's Frustrations with Customer (non) Service

    7/22/2014 9:02:19 PM, by SLIMMERJESSE

    I had a round of errands to do this morning, and had two frustrating situations in a row with customer service. The first was at a retail store where I hadn't gotten a cart because I only needed a couple of things. We know how that goes, right? Before I knew it, I saw odds and ends I really neede... Read more

  • Weigh in day 7/21/14

    7/22/2014 12:01:34 PM, by CAREN_BLUEJEANS

    I weighed in yesterday at 170.8 (-1) I owe it all to portions control, including not having second helpings at dinner, and dessert only once a week. If I have to have something sweet, I have a fruit or yogurt (if calorie range allows!). Saturday night I had a very nice dessert of French silk pi... Read more

  • Feeling Very Thankful

    7/21/2014 9:30:29 AM, by SLIMMERJESSE

    After yesterday's ER visit, I have a very strong feeling of gratitude for good health. I never take it for granted and know how fragile and tenuous life is. Wishing all a happy, healthy day.... Read more

  • 5 hrs in ER, Helping Friend

    7/20/2014 7:21:04 PM, by SLIMMERJESSE

    Is there anything more motivating than seeing how taking care of our health may prevent doc visits and other medical emergencies? Sure, there's stuff beyond our control, but it sure renews my commitment to taking care of myself when I see what happens when you don't. Cancelled my hike today to... Read more

  • Please Support Our Soldiers

    7/19/2014 7:45:10 PM, by HOT_MAMA_13

    To all of my family & friends - of all the things that you will read today *THIS* is really important to me. *PLEASE STOP & TAKE A MOMENT* My friend & former partner, James Kilanski and his brother John-Paul Kilanski both se... Read more

  • TGIF it's all good

    7/18/2014 9:54:34 PM, by CAREN_BLUEJEANS

    I was planning on circuit training class at lunch, but it was cancelled. Boo! I walked the track a bit instead. Well, it's ok, my booty is still sore from all the weighted squats & lunges yesterday. 8pm I went out for a 45 min walk to get to my 10,000 steps today. I didn't have seconds at dinne... Read more

  • FitRPG: Gamifying Fitbit Review

    7/17/2014 10:20:50 AM, by CAREN_BLUEJEANS

    FitRPG (Role Playing Game) is a fun free app! It turns your accomplishments on the Fitbit into a game. I can improve my character, BlueYork, a Dream Weaver by battling bosses and Fitbit friends, going on quests. The app syncs with my Fitbit data (use the app only near the dongle), like sleep, steps,... Read more

  • Late Nite funnees

    7/17/2014 2:20:07 AM, by SUNSHINE65

    While he was in Cuba this weekend, Vladimir Putin met with Fidel Castro and promised to revive Cuba's oil industry. Not to be confused with the other thing Cuba's always having to revive: Fidel Castro. -Jimmy Fallon Germany won, but they're still mad at us for spying on them. So they're conside... Read more

  • My Depression --- Surprisingly Chuck's Mother Aged VERY Rapidly After Her Mean Husband Died... Why?

    7/16/2014 9:09:52 PM, by LIVE_AMAZINGLY

    QUOTE: Change The Way You Look At Things And The Things You Look At Change ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ I wonder if it is possible to really bring myself into looking at things differently when I am married to a ‘monster’? Can someone see ... Read more

  • Setting a good example for my kids

    7/16/2014 2:44:01 PM, by CAREN_BLUEJEANS

    "Do you want the last burger?" DS22 asked. "No, I'm going to bring it for lunch tomorrow. They were great burgers your brother made. This makes the enjoyment last longer. You know this makes 6 days in a row I haven't had seconds for dessert?" I said. Later, he said, "I'm getting ice cream fo... Read more

  • 5-HTP --- Nightmare From H#LL!!! --- Dog P** Everywhere --- Chuck on Vacation : - (

    7/15/2014 8:03:45 PM, by LIVE_AMAZINGLY

    To start knocking the sugar cravings, and to lessen my depression, Sunday evening I took my first dose of 5-HTP. Well, I know that 5-HTP acts like a mild antidepressant, but I forgot that antidepressants really negatively affect my sleep, making my sleep really light, and more like ‘dosing’. And als... Read more

  • I got another cortisone shot

    7/15/2014 7:46:04 PM, by CAREN_BLUEJEANS

    I guess the huge needle is cringe worthy, but doesn't hurt a bit to get a cortisone shot in the knee, and I feel relief immediately. Numbing has worn off, and it's no worse than usual level of pain. I asked the dr to look at my bunion. The doctor said the bunion is a more complicated area, and hones... Read more

  • Exercise? If only

    7/14/2014 7:59:27 PM, by KAPERK1

    Can't seem to get that exercise component in. I did get a Fitbit that I wear on my bra everyday. I can't figure out why I'm exercise averse, but I'm hoping that as I get nearer my goal I'll be more inclined to do SOMEthing! ... Read more

  • 1400 Calories from Watermelon & 2,000 Fitbit Award

    7/14/2014 3:07:59 PM, by SLIMMERJESSE

    Okay, yesterday's 2,000 total calories were made up mostly of watermelon!!! SP tracker gave me 700 calories for each half I ate, and yes, I ate the entire thing. Have another one today. (smiling) Just got my 2,000 mile award from FB, but I'm sure I've walked more than that. Will I ever walk a... Read more

  • Weigh in day 7/14/14

    7/14/2014 10:18:43 AM, by CAREN_BLUEJEANS

    Weigh in 171.8 (stayed the same) I'm focusing on healthy eating. Just 2 things: watching my portions, including not having second helpings (woo hoo! 5 days in a row I didn't have seconds), and dessert once a week, on Saturday night. It's very tempting here at work today, a co-worker's birthday, and ... Read more

  • Senile Moment

    7/14/2014 12:39:23 AM, by SUNSHINE65

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  • I Joined Him In My Destruction of Me! THIS *IS* GONNA STOP!!!

    7/13/2014 10:42:03 PM, by LIVE_AMAZINGLY

    For the past week I have joined Chuck in the destruction of my health! How have I done that? Well, it is summer ‘h#ll’ with him around a lot more, and summer is the time that it is really hard to bear him. And, he is now starting his vacation, which just makes things worse. Like, usually his vacatio... Read more

  • Got my mojo

    7/13/2014 6:53:35 PM, by CAREN_BLUEJEANS

    On my way to the gym, I backed into a ditch. I waited for a friend with a tow rope, then went to workout. I could have "ditched" the gym (pun intended), but I really needed to de-stress with a nice interval run. I also did my ab workout. Go me! I really have my motivation back in full. I didn'... Read more

  • Woman Homeless For 8 Years Becomes Nanny From H#LL --- Husband Pushes Wife Off Cliff!

    7/13/2014 6:50:30 PM, by LIVE_AMAZINGLY
    -trial-in-wifes-cliff-push This link just goes to show the ridiculousness of people. First off, what couple in their right minds would hire someone who has been ho... Read more

  • Creature of Habit

    7/13/2014 10:37:57 AM, by SLIMMERJESSE

    One day this week, I decided to wear my watch on the other wrist. I already wear it on the non-traditional one, so this was back to wear most have it on. I have to smile at how I kept thinking I'd forgotten to put on my watch, briefly not realizing it was on the other wrist! Sounds silly, but... Read more

  • It’s War Time - With You-Know-Who!

    7/12/2014 2:03:42 PM, by LIVE_AMAZINGLY

    Quote: The fact of the matter is, when we look in the mirror, the person that looks back at you holds the key to your beginning and to your demise. ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ Well, last evening I went for a 45 minute bike ride. T... Read more

  • Exercise

    7/12/2014 8:25:51 AM, by DBOUDRIE

    Pups are getting older so I need to add to add exercise because our walks are more leisurely.... Read more

  • Botox for Relief of Depression! --- When You Bully & Hurt Others, You Lessen Who YOU Are.

    7/11/2014 8:28:09 PM, by LIVE_AMAZINGLY

    Quote for Today: Don’t expect anything from anybody, and you won’t be disappointed. Get it? ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ There is a certain freedom from ‘disconnecting’. No more time spent encouraging others as I have d... Read more

  • Satiation

    7/11/2014 9:00:33 AM, by SLIMMERJESSE

    Long ago, when I read about this technique in a Psych class, I laughed and thought it was ridiculous. Now, decades later, I tried it and have eliminated two behaviors with it. One was sugar awhile ago. When I reached the point where I didn't want it anymore, I forced myself to have it. It was yu... Read more

  • Walking

    7/11/2014 8:37:52 AM, by DBOUDRIE

    I started walking daily almost 7 years ago when we adopted our golden retriever pups. I couldn't ask for better walking partners! Always ready to go and happy but better yet they remind me that it is time to go!... Read more

  • Trying again!

    7/11/2014 8:33:49 AM, by SMIDGON

    A lot has gone on in my life since I was last on here! So, I am trying again! Over that time, I gained 5#. Up and down! I have left emotions get the best of me! I finally realized, I am only human. That will derail me right there. I am trying again! Hugs, Janet... Read more

  • Lessons from the Gorillas and Pandas

    7/10/2014 6:44:21 PM, by SLIMMERJESSE

    I love them, among other animals. When I go to the zoo, I can't help but notice that they eat the same things every day and are quite content to eat to live. Realizing that I am neither a gorilla nor panda, I DO not have to live to eat any longer. One of the biggest changes in these six years... Read more

  • Quotes From Abused Women --- Depressed & Sleep Deprived --- New Gaslighting

    7/10/2014 5:18:08 PM, by LIVE_AMAZINGLY

    Quotes From Battered Women: ~ I leave the house. I don’t look at anyone. I keep my head down, tail between my legs. He has scored another victory. ~ My head throbbed. I wanted someone to care, but nobody else was there, so ... Read more

  • IOWL #258-259 Bouncing Back from Bumps in the Road

    7/10/2014 4:28:02 PM, by CAREN_BLUEJEANS

    OMG Renee read my letter on the podcast! podcasts.personallifemed
    180346-bouncing-back-bumps Instead of feeling ashamed of regaining 3 pounds, I'm going to give mys... Read more

  • Obit: Life Full of Schemes - No Funeral for HIM!

    7/9/2014 8:20:42 PM, by LIVE_AMAZINGLY
    sends-canadian-1D79902562 This was funny. I think if my husband dies before me, that I will do something like this. And boy, would I have a LOT to say! I actually want to arrange to have his body donated to science,... Read more

  • Emergency Vet for My Dog --- Remembering 'HIS' Past Evil Deeds!

    7/9/2014 4:12:51 PM, by LIVE_AMAZINGLY

    Quote: How do you get to be that person who is just completely indifferent to what everyone around you is saying? You get to be that person if you have been through the absolute worst the world could throw at you, and you come out fine. by Malcolm Gladwell Quote: CAGED: The cage shakes vi... Read more

  • The Myth of Motivation

    7/9/2014 3:19:56 PM, by CAREN_BLUEJEANS

    The myth is that successful people get all fired up & stay that way. At some point it comes down to handling the boredom of consistency. I have to fall in love with the process of eating healthy & exercising. I already love working out almost every day. I found some exercises I totally love, th... Read more

  • Laughs

    7/9/2014 11:17:10 AM, by SUNSHINE65

    A Dreadful Fight Three weeks after her wedding day, Joanna called her minister. "Reverend," she wailed, "John and I had a DREADFUL fight!" "Calm down, my child," said the minister, "it's not half as bad as you think. Every marriage has to have its first fight!" "I know, I know!" said Joan... Read more

  • Six Foods That Act Like Addictive Drugs In Your Body

    7/8/2014 7:26:12 PM, by PROVERBS31JULIA

    Another great blog from MindBodyGreen... Dairy/Cheese Sugars & Fats Meats Wheat & Rice Contain addictive chemicals in these foods called exorphins.
    ur-body.html The th... Read more


    7/8/2014 3:35:50 PM, by SLIMMERJESSE

    Wow, that never happens! Maybe it's the heat, but I'm really not that hungry and am currently enjoying a nice, big, green smoothie as I type this. Hope all are happy, healthy and enjoying this July 8 day. Big hug.... Read more

  • Tough Love Weight Loss

    7/8/2014 12:04:43 PM, by CAREN_BLUEJEANS

    After 5 weeks in a row of success on the scale, and getting down to 169, a milestone 40 pound loss, as well as moving from the obese BMI category to overweight, I've had 2 weeks of weight gain, and I'm up to 172. Three pounds may n... Read more

  • War of the Bacteria: Shatzi Feeling Better... My Candida

    7/7/2014 3:36:22 PM, by LIVE_AMAZINGLY

    Quote for Today: To succeed… You need to find something to hold on to, something to motivate you, something to inspire you. by Tony Dorsett ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ Thankfully, my little dog seems to be over his illness. Which mean... Read more

  • Article - "Secret Habits of Successful Exercisers"

    7/7/2014 11:36:42 AM, by PROVERBS31JULIA

    "Secret Habits of Successful Exercisers" from the Dr. Mercola site. I want to study this and break it down for me, because I am definitely one of these who rarely feels an immediate payoff once exercise is completed... I will have to edit - Safari isn't ... Read more

  • Weigh in day 7/6/14

    7/7/2014 9:48:12 AM, by CAREN_BLUEJEANS

    Weigh in 171.8 (+1.2) Oh, sweeties, it's so hard not to be discouraged. Oh well, the scale can't dictate my mood. My plan to make next week's weigh in better: take small healthy steps (drink enough water, eat every 2-3 hours, limit potions, and workout). Today, I packed a nice lunch to eat afte... Read more

  • Summer Has Hit Full-Force and Books I Read Today

    7/6/2014 11:36:18 PM, by SLIMMERJESSE

    July Fry has hit in San Diego. Very hot. Will be until around mid-October. I guess that's because it's summertime. Not that there are seasons here. Unless you go to the nearby mountains for snow in winter. Read two short books today, both free ebook downloads from Amazon. One was about t... Read more

  • Late Nite Funniest

    7/6/2014 9:45:54 PM, by SUNSHINE65

    I'm trying to figure out what to make for the Fourth of July. Hamburgers and hot dogs get a lot of attention, but the Fourth is really the blueberry's day to shine. When you need a blue food to round out your red, white, and blue items, there's nowhere else to turn but the blueberry. -Jimmy Kimmel ... Read more

  • Sharing space with "critters" in suburbia.

    7/6/2014 9:43:10 PM, by --KREN

    I have a deck behind my house, an extension of my concrete porch, that is low to the ground but now and then something squeezes under it. I have a bird feeder hanging off the deck covering so naturally there is grain/sunflower seed on the ground a lot, which I know draws all sorts of "critters". ... Read more

  • Something Stinks! My Health Deterioration Last Winter & Now Shatzi Sick Since July 3

    7/6/2014 8:48:13 PM, by LIVE_AMAZINGLY

    Quote for Today: The only way around is through. By Robert Frost ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ I was up twice again last night to clean up the mess in the laundry room from my dog having diarrhea. Yes, it broke my sleep up twice, and left me s... Read more

  • Lost 2 lbs of Water Weight Overnight

    7/6/2014 8:00:41 AM, by CAREN_BLUEJEANS

    I lost 2 pounds of water weight overnight, just by lowering my sodium, drinking plenty of water, hot lemon water, and eating diuretic foods I enjoy anyway. (see yesterday's blog
    al.asp?blog_id=5732380 ) I woke up very th... Read more

  • Hello -- I have questions!

    7/5/2014 11:52:57 PM, by SUNSHINE65

    Why isn't the number 11 pronounced onety-one? If 4 out of 5 people SUFFER from diarrhea...does that mean that one out of five enjoys it? ... Read more

  • I Have Been SUMMONED By Mr. 4-Paws!

    7/5/2014 6:52:02 PM, by LIVE_AMAZINGLY

    Today’s Quote: Winning is not a sometime thing; it’s an all time thing. You don’t win once in a while, you don’t do things right once in a while, you do them right all the time. Winning is a habit. Unfortunately, so is losing. By Vince Lombardi ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~... Read more

  • Natural Home Remedies for Water Retention

    7/5/2014 8:57:36 AM, by CAREN_BLUEJEANS

    Water weight and bowel weight can cause HUGE weight fluctuations. Even though it's completely normal to wake up one morning and see the scale go up by as much as 5 lbs, I still freaked out! I started googling "how to lose water weig... Read more

  • Done!!

    7/4/2014 2:22:20 PM, by MOM2BOYZ1GIRL

    I ran my 5k. Faster than I have ever ran 3 miles before. I got it done in 38 minutes. I totally beat my time!! My sons ran a 1 mile race, the 6 year old ran it in 14 min, my 8 year old got er done in 19. I am very proud of both of them.... Read more

  • Fireworks & My Dogs

    7/4/2014 1:50:34 PM, by LIVE_AMAZINGLY

    My young dog gets 'depressed' and very tremble each evening when the fireworks are going off. I have been sending him downstairs during the worst of it because he gets so stressed out that it sets off some mild seizure activity in him. My older dog usually gets diarrhea at least one night durin... Read more

  • Independence Day and Ketogenic Diet Vitals (ebook)

    7/4/2014 12:47:10 PM, by SLIMMERJESSE

    I felt compelled to post a happier blog for today, but really had to vent in the last one. For those who asked, I believe he was in his late 20's. Having always been a "free spirit" type of gal, I've appreciated and have never taken for granted my freedom. And have felt lifelong gratitude f... Read more

  • I thought plateaus happened LATER!

    7/4/2014 8:39:12 AM, by DOKEYOKEY

    For five days I have been on track with food tracking, staying within calorie range (between 1,200 and 1,500 per day) and doing modest aerobic exercise every day and strength training (to “failure”) almost every day. Result? ZERO movement on the numbers on the scale, and I mean NADA. And, no, I ... Read more

  • Todays the day!!

    7/4/2014 8:21:00 AM, by MOM2BOYZ1GIRL

    When ever I say that (Today's the day) I always think of Winni the poo. It makes me want to march. My 5k is at 7:00. I wish I could just go now. I woke up at 4:30, so now I wait. My dog is wondering what I am doing. I am completely ready, but we are not going any where. He keeps looking at me... Read more

  • My Neighbor's Young Adult Son Was Murdered Yesterday

    7/4/2014 3:18:42 AM, by SLIMMERJESSE

    I'm still in shock and still trying to wrap my mind around the news I just got a few hours ago. I have no details yet, but have known this young man since he was a toddler. Very sad and disturbing. I will post a happier blog later in the day as I know this is supposed to be a holiday with l... Read more

  • Lost 10 lb!!! --- In Training for Long Bike Ride & Hill

    7/3/2014 12:57:09 PM, by LIVE_AMAZINGLY

    ~ ~ ~ TRY ~ AGAIN ~ THIS ~ IS ~ YOUR ~ MOMENT ~ OWN ~ IT ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ Woo! Hoo! I have reached 10 pounds off. This time I plan on keeping it off. I need to l... Read more

  • Contemplating Cats

    7/3/2014 1:02:06 AM, by SUNSHINE65

    There is no snooze button on a cat who wants breakfast." --Anonymous "Thousands of years ago, cats were worshipped as gods. Cats have never forgotten this." --Anonymous "Cats are smarter than dogs. You can't get eight cats to pull a sled through snow." --Jeff Valdez "In a cat's eye... Read more

  • Lucid Dreams Every Night! --- Exercise etc.

    7/2/2014 1:04:22 PM, by LIVE_AMAZINGLY

    ~ SUCCESS ~ TO ~ SPEND ~ YOUR ~ LIFE ~ IN ~ YOUR ~ OWN ~ WAY ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ I really surprised myself yesterday. With the 45 minutes gardening before breakfast, then a 23 minute (aerobic) walk with the dogs, and then a 48 minute (... Read more

  • My Business vs. None of My Business

    7/2/2014 11:55:09 AM, by CAREN_BLUEJEANS

    I'm biting my tongue! When someone you love has gained a lot of weight in a short amount of time, I just can't say anything. When they get all excited about junk food, when they ask for seconds, I try not to even give a look. It's none of my business. If there were a circle and everything insi... Read more

  • First 5k this Friday!!

    7/2/2014 9:58:45 AM, by MOM2BOYZ1GIRL

    I moved to soon to do a 5k in may. :( I move from Meridian right before the 5k there and Moved to WA right after a 5k here. So now I have the opportunity to do a 5k this week end. I am so excited. I ran 99% of the time this morning for 3.14 miles in 53 min. I know, I am slow. I don't care. I a... Read more

  • Day 3 on Track: Update

    7/2/2014 9:21:54 AM, by DOKEYOKEY

    Did 3 (count' em) days of staying on track with food (tracking and staying within limits). Have I lost an ounce? Answer: No. Darn this middle-aged-ness! Nothing for it but to continue. I've been a bit of an exercise slacker because of the heat and humidity, but maybe I'll treat myself ... Read more

  • 244lbs + 8lbs - 4lbs = 248lbs (22lb loss)

    7/2/2014 2:00:49 AM, by JANZDIET2014

    This is my 2nd video blog and it's a great tool to have available! ... Read more

  • Laughs

    7/1/2014 9:46:42 PM, by SUNSHINE65

    At breakfast one day, I eagerly waited for my husband to comment on my first attempt at homemade cinnamon rolls. After several minutes with no reaction, I asked, "If I baked these commercially, how much do you think I could get for one of them?" Without looking up from his paper my husband repli... Read more

  • Mountain Air… in North Dakota?

    7/1/2014 6:42:31 PM, by LIVE_AMAZINGLY

    ~ YOU ~ CAN’T ~ BEAT ~ THE ~ PERSON ~ WHO ~ DOESN’T ~ GIVE ~ UP ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ The last 2 days the air has had a very ‘green’ odor, as though the smell of grass clippings or from LOTS of pollen in the air. I suspect it was from po... Read more

  • Woohoo. Holding Our Own at Half Time at World Cup.

    7/1/2014 4:58:02 PM, by SLIMMERJESSE

    Not normally a soccer fan, but have to admit that I'm pretty jazzed that we're in the World Cup. Have taken time from my day today and it's half-time with no score. Holding our own. Proud of this U.S. team. Woohoo. (NOW INTO EXTRA TIME, AND PERHAPS, PENALTY KICKS. U.S. HAS NEVER MADE IT TO ... Read more

  • Pinch Punch First of the Month, July

    7/1/2014 9:35:22 AM, by CAREN_BLUEJEANS

    Relying too much on the scale can be discouraging. If I'm eating right, exercising, and practicing a healthy lifestyle, I can be losing fat & building muscle, and I will look and feel great in my clothes, but the scale won't displa... Read more

  • Welcoming July & Happy Canada Day

    7/1/2014 8:17:02 AM, by SLIMMERJESSE

    Once again, I can't believe we are into the second half of this year already. Wishing my Canadian spark friends a Happy Canada Day. (Why are you all such happy, nice people? No kidding. Every Canadian I've ever met has been such a nice human being.)... Read more

  • Late Nite Funnies

    6/30/2014 11:56:57 PM, by SUNSHINE65

    A man walked into McDonald's with a knife in his back. Yeah, with a knife in his back. His heart wasn't in danger until he ordered the food, said doctors. -Conan O'Brien NBC is making a movie about the Beatles. However, they will not be allowed to use the Beatles music and they will not be allo... Read more

  • Reading Fantastic Book! - My General Life

    6/30/2014 5:54:13 PM, by LIVE_AMAZINGLY

    ~ SHOW ~ UP ~ IN ~ YOUR ~ OWN ~ LIFE ~ EVERY ~ SINGLE ~ DAY ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ Ahhh, yesterday. I had great plans to do a bunch of housework, but oh, I was reading a really good murder mystery, and couldn’t put it down. I did get o... Read more

  • 30lbs down baby!

    6/30/2014 1:19:55 PM, by DUBAIGIRL

    Focus on what you've done not what you have yet to do is becoming my new motto because I know I could easily lose another 90lbs but I HAVE l lost 30. 30 WHOLE POUNDS And that is amazing. Awesome. Wonderful. All my clothes feel looser. My work uniform is heaps looser, I no longer fee... Read more

  • I gave up on listening to music while I run...

    6/30/2014 11:16:40 AM, by MOM2BOYZ1GIRL

    As of late I have been listening to the Old Testament while I go on a run. OK there is stuff in there that is scary and should fill me with fear and adrenalin. However, I feel a peace and a power fill me. I feel better for it. Like I have been edified and I don't have a tune run through my min... Read more

  • Weigh in day 6/30/14

    6/30/2014 9:46:16 AM, by CAREN_BLUEJEANS

    Weight in 6/30/14: 170.6 (+1) The scale is not going to decide "Am I going to be in agood or bad mood today?" I slacked off on the weekend: I had company, we went to the carnival, I didn't track my food, I was eating treats, I didn't exercise (except walking). I can't change all that now. It's ... Read more