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  • Yard is Finished and Stunning

    9/17/2014 2:15:47 PM, by SLIMMERJESSE

    Once the hot (triple digit) temps are over, I will get out there and take pics. People are knocking at my door already, asking who did this yard. He's putting his sign out front in a little while that I'll keep up for a bit. His work is one-of-a kind, no two yards are the same. He prides himself... Read more

  • Deceptive Marketers Advertising on SparkPeople

    9/15/2014 6:36:03 PM, by PROVERBS31JULIA

    You know those banner ads from Fabletics.com that you see here on SparkPeople and other places? I don't like them. It's one thing to go to a website that looks interesting, cruise around and discover that all their clothing is not the sizes you need (if you are like me, larger than a size 20.). ... Read more

  • Hiding=Stuffing

    9/15/2014 1:34:14 PM, by HARTMOM7

    Okay, I recognize this feeling. I want to hide. In the past, I would watch TV and graze to hide from it. Not today. I will work through it both physically and emotionally. DIG deep= D. eliberate choices I. nspiration G. et Going Also, FYI, popcorn is like a gateway drug to overind... Read more

  • Heat Wave, Day24 w/o caffeine & sugar, Landscaping

    9/15/2014 10:43:22 AM, by SLIMMERJESSE

    Schools will be out half-day and people are wilting wherever you look. Heat wave as we welcome in the fire season during a critically-severe drought. Whoopeeeee! Day 24 without caffeine and sugar. Sugar was easier to get back on track due to having been off it for awhile before the indulging... Read more

  • Weight in day 9/15/14

    9/15/2014 7:36:10 AM, by CAREN_BLUEJEANS

    Weigh in 176 stayed the same. W-D a week & a day of tracking completely. I was over calories on the weekend. Mostly from drinking wine. Mostly from dealing with stress. Sometimes when I'm in the middle of a crisis, I can't think straight. I forget things that help me deal with stress healthily, and ... Read more

  • SUM FUNEES

    9/15/2014 4:21:02 AM, by SUNSHINE65

    The Americans and Russians at the height of the arms race realized that if they continued in the usual manner they were going to blow up the whole world. One day they sat down and decided to settle the whole dispute with one dog fight. They'd have five years to breed the best fighting dog in the wor... Read more

  • Of Hornworms and Hummingbird Moths...

    9/14/2014 2:41:36 PM, by MZZCHIEF

    Hi Sparkers! I'm writing a bit more today about tomato hornworms, since Henry's Mom expressed concern that I'd gobbled a few of them down, which... I did not. Promise! YET! ha I'd like to point out that there's a difference between CONSIDERING a recipe and actually trying it. In my case, Ho... Read more

  • Do I credit for a week of tracking if I went over cal 1 day? Yes!

    9/14/2014 12:18:37 PM, by CAREN_BLUEJEANS

    W Do I give myself a W? I did a whole darn week of tracking, "write it before I bite it," and (expect for yesterday) staying within my caloric range. It was simple to do, but it wasn't easy. It took work & effort just to stay mindf... Read more

  • Teff Love!

    9/13/2014 2:44:13 PM, by MZZCHIEF

    I'm always on the outlook for new healthy taste experiences. Especially those that are gluten free. Case in point, I briefly entertained the thought of making an online recipe I found for tomato hookworms, after I plucked a lovely plumb one, intent on eating my tomato plants to the ground. Fo... Read more

  • Tasty Tip #82: Teff Porridge with Extras

    9/12/2014 12:50:54 PM, by MZZCHIEF

    I would post a photo of this, but it looks just awful and I don't want to discourage anyone from making it based on an ugly duckling photo. This porridge can be an alternative to your daily grind, its full of Omega 3 fatty acids, and trace minerals, thanks to the seeds and teff grain it contain... Read more

  • Landscaping Has Begun! Very Excited!

    9/12/2014 11:47:00 AM, by SLIMMERJESSE

    I am dedicating this new yard to my dearly-departed cousin (in black top in photo) as we both have/had a tremendous love for nature. My landscaper's work around town has always given me a huge sense of peace, love and tranquility when I look at it - and Carole would be very happy for me to be doing... Read more

  • 5 Days of

    9/12/2014 10:31:23 AM, by CAREN_BLUEJEANS

    D-D-D-D-D = five whole days of tracking & staying within my calorie range. I'm starting to believe in myself again, because yesterday was crazy-busy, but I still nailed my weight training workout, wrote everything down (mostly before I ate it, but if not, very soon afterwards.) No food amnesia. No m... Read more

  • Where Were You When The World Stopped Turning - Have You Forgotten

    9/11/2014 11:16:59 PM, by HOT_MAMA_13

    The title of this post is taken from 2 songs that came up in the days not long after 9/11/01. I know exactly where I was that morning. I remember waking up in the recliner in my parents' living room and trying to focus on the television. I remember watching that second plane just disappear into the ... Read more

  • Streak!

    9/11/2014 12:03:35 PM, by CAREN_BLUEJEANS

    D-D-D-D= stayed within calorie range 4 days in a row. Streak! Yesterday went as planned: Zumba & dinner. But I was compulsively thinking about eating more, or having a drink. I drank ice water & played a video game until bedtime. Today is going to be a busy one. 3:30 pick us DS15 from schoo... Read more

  • I've Never Forgotten

    9/11/2014 12:24:49 AM, by SLIMMERJESSE

    Nor will I ever. God bless and help our country; we are in big trouble with weak, corrupt leaders who have their heads up their butts making one bad decision after another. I'm so tired of it. Truly. And it has nothing to do with party politics. They are all a bunch of bums. Where have... Read more

  • Shame and Boundaries

    9/10/2014 11:54:18 AM, by HARTMOM7

    Okay, I had a BIG a-ha this morning and the things I learned have had a big impact on my emotional eating and I want to remember that I need to work on them so.... I was abused as a child. It left me fuzzy about boundaries, and without boundaries I can't keep people from hurting me so I've got... Read more

  • Planning to Win

    9/10/2014 10:47:28 AM, by CAREN_BLUEJEANS

    D-D-D The chain is growing: 3 days of tracking & staying within calorie range. Sometimes I'm going to be hungry & inconvenienced. I skipped lifting weights yesterday. I'm busy, but I have the same 24 hours a day as everyone else. Today is Zumba at 6. I need to schedule tomorrow's strength training, ... Read more

  • Less Energy Without Caffeine

    9/10/2014 9:51:38 AM, by SLIMMERJESSE

    Day 19 of no caffeine and I do feel wonderful. However.... My energy level is yucky. I have a lot of energy, but it depletes quickly and there is no instant fix as there was with coffee. I am doing more protein to try to combat the fatigue. This doesn't mean I will go back to it. But i... Read more

  • Taking time to take care of me is paying off

    9/9/2014 11:39:54 PM, by HARTMOM7

    Got on the scales this morning and I had dropped another 5 pounds! It was a nice boost after my emotional disillusionment last night. Back on with the Challenge. I am however very stressed about the prospect of marriage counseling starting next week. I just don't see how it will be safe to tal... Read more

  • The Down Side of De-cluttering

    9/9/2014 6:21:45 PM, by SLIMMERJESSE

    I've been de-cluttering for a number of years now. Which makes me sound like a hoarder, which I'm not. But if you've been on the earth a number of years, you've accumulated things, things, things. And you get to the realization of how freeing it is to not hold onto those things. That said, I... Read more

  • Believe in Yourself

    9/9/2014 12:18:19 PM, by CAREN_BLUEJEANS

    D-D That's a string of 2 days of tracking & staying within my calorie range. It really helps with my self-efficacy. I know I can push through my own impulses and do this thing. I've resolved myself with being hungry sometimes. Like... Read more

  • Challenge vs Competition

    9/9/2014 12:20:20 AM, by HARTMOM7

    I have thoroughly enjoyed the health challenge this week but the laser just posted a "board" of how we all rank both on points earned & %of weight lost. I am in 2 ND place on weight last & 18 points behind on points. I find myself having a very negative reaction to the comparison... Like it robs the... Read more

  • The Transition of My Friend, Debbie Ford by James Van Praagh

    9/8/2014 10:34:37 PM, by IMJETTA8

    "Oh My! It Was So Easy!" The Transition of My Friend, Debbie Ford by James Van Praagh The following is the excerpt from Adventures of the Soul. ADventures of the Soul One experience that profoundly affected my life and my work (and is the reason I wanted to write my new book Adventur... Read more

  • shift of focus

    9/8/2014 9:17:03 AM, by STRINGS58

    1st - thanks to those who are sending feedback and support - I'm not on much, but it's on my mind, and I do notice! Today I felt the shift of vibration - the shift of focusing on fitness is a very positive vibration and it got me out the door today! The sky was so lovely, though it is a harbing... Read more

  • Weigh in 9/8/14

    9/8/2014 9:16:11 AM, by CAREN_BLUEJEANS

    Weigh in 176 (+2) Yikes! I'm feeling every ounce of it. I don't know about you, but I'm tired of me saying I'm trying harder, starting over, recommitting, and then gaining more each week. I'm losing self-efficacy. I'm finding it hard to believe in myself because I've let myself down so much. O... Read more

  • The Goldberg Brothers - The Inventors of the Automobile Air Conditioner

    9/8/2014 2:19:57 AM, by SUNSHINE65

    Here's a little fact for automotive buffs, or just to dazzle your friends. The four Goldberg brothers, Lowell, Norman, Hiram, and Max invented and developed the first automobile air-conditioner. On July 17, 1946 , the temperature in Detroit was 97 degrees. The four brothers walked into old m... Read more

  • Today's My Friend's Neurologist Appt.

    9/8/2014 12:12:00 AM, by SLIMMERJESSE

    I blogged about the symptoms my dear friend is having, and how his GP insisted it's from nerves and would not give him a referral. I kept tenaciously (but pleasantly) insisting he convince his doc that this needs further attention. He finally got the referral. Today he goes and I suggested ... Read more

  • One week Health Challenge results

    9/7/2014 9:37:58 PM, by HARTMOM7

    Today marks one week of doing the Health Challenge with friends. I have lost 6.4 pounds and 2 inches. Not bad. I will have Sunday be my "sugar" day as I can bake a treat for the family and have it be part of our family time. Also, it will be a portion controller. I find the new "Goal Board ... Read more

  • Jasper and the Unbaked Yeast Rolls

    9/7/2014 9:31:10 PM, by SUNSHINE65

    Those of you who have/had animals will probably appreciate this more. It is a story that is hilarious in itself and the person that wrote it is a good writer and made the story even better. ~ We have a fox terrier by the name of Jasper. He came to us in the summer of 2001 from the fox terrie... Read more

  • Exhausted, but Windows Look Amazing

    9/7/2014 10:49:57 AM, by SLIMMERJESSE

    Yesterday entailed my having to scrub all of the window blinds by-hand and it was an all-day job. The windows look amazing and well-worth the hard work. What added to the difficulty was the heat - 90 degrees in the house with no way to turn on a/c posed a challenge. Of course, I was cleaning the ... Read more

  • Using my notebook to write it before I bite it

    9/7/2014 9:08:37 AM, by CAREN_BLUEJEANS

    Saturday, I was away from my computer all day. Just the sort of day I needed to start implementing "Write it Before I Bite it." I bought a pretty notebook with pen at Target for $1.99. Before I got the notebook, I took a pic of lun... Read more

  • 10 Jokes Only Engineers Will Understand. Who Says Engineers Don’t Have A Sense Of Humor?

    9/6/2014 11:26:11 PM, by SUNSHINE65

    1. Normal people believe that if it ain't broke, don't fix it. Engineers believe that if it ain't broke, it doesn't have enough features yet. 2. To the optimist, the glass is half-full. To the pessimist, the glass is half-empty. To the engineer, the glass is twice as big as it needs to b... Read more

  • Saturday more Sane

    9/6/2014 10:31:31 PM, by HARTMOM7

    After yesterday's overindulgence, I got back on track today. I read inspirational stuff early, gabbed with my girls, had Chinese for lunch, but only ate half my portion and tracked all foods and exercised later in the day, but did 45 min instead of the planned 30 to start to offset yesterday's fiasc... Read more

  • How The Internet Got Started - According To The Bible.

    9/6/2014 10:21:28 PM, by SUNSHINE65

    In ancient Israel , it came to pass that a trader by the name of Abraham Com did take unto himself a healthy young wife by the name of Dorothy. Dot Com was a comely woman, large of breast, broad of shoulder and long of leg. Indeed, she was often called Amazon Dot Com. And she said u... Read more

  • Waiting for Window Installers

    9/6/2014 11:18:57 AM, by SLIMMERJESSE

    Today I'm having vinyl windows installed and it'll be a lot of work for both me and them. Just wanted to pop in and wish everyone a good day.... Read more

  • Bad Day, Learn from It

    9/5/2014 8:50:44 PM, by HARTMOM7

    Okay, a number of things went wrong today and this is what I learned: 1) Check in with Spark People EARLY in the day so as to stay focused and motivated. Without that it is easy to get off track. 2) Exercise in morning and spiritual reading EARLY is best as well. 3) Never do a free sugar da... Read more

  • Effective Herbal Teas (Tisines) for Weight Loss

    9/5/2014 12:06:29 PM, by PROVERBS31JULIA

    I've seen a few different websites discussing herbal teas that are helpful for weight loss, and many are somewhat hard to understand or follow - I'm guessing because the articles were written by non-native English users. The information is still helpful though, so I wanted to have it on hand here in... Read more

  • I Write it Before I Bite it

    9/5/2014 11:45:32 AM, by CAREN_BLUEJEANS

    If I could kick my mindless eating habit, I would be slim already! These are the parts of the problem, broken down: 1. I'm at my computer all day at work, so tracking up to 3:30 pm is easy M-F. 2. At home my computer is in t... Read more

  • IOWL Podcast #1--Cue the Music

    9/5/2014 10:08:07 AM, by LE7_1234

    Every so often, I like to go back to the beginning of the series. Episode 1 deals with towards and away from motivation. Away from gets you going, but doesn't last. So you need to find both... ~~~~~~~~ I was planning to write a neat and orderly summation of my reactions to episode 1 this time... Read more

  • Update Sep 4th, 2014

    9/4/2014 8:20:47 PM, by MADLYINLOVE

    What a ride this year has been! I've just returned home from an appointment with the Chief of Rheumatology at the hospital. And I've now got the double thumbs-up on my current plan for treatment for what ails me. I had to step back from a good deal earlier this year when, shortly after a big mo... Read more

  • R.I.P. Joan Rivers

    9/4/2014 3:09:23 PM, by SLIMMERJESSE

    So many are departing; just heard the news on the radio.... Read more

  • Stories I tell myself

    9/4/2014 1:17:48 PM, by HARTMOM7

    Watch out for the stories you tell yourself. They can lead to major stress and disappointment or anger...which can lead to unhealthy eating. Do what YOU feel is best, kind, loving, supportive, etc. If another person doesn't respond or responds poorly it is NOT a reflection on you "doing it wrong" ... Read more

  • Working on my after dinner ritual (success! no snacking)

    9/4/2014 9:40:44 AM, by CAREN_BLUEJEANS

    I went to Zumba 6-7 yesterday. Yup, I slacked off my motherly duties, I asked my son to make dinner, and I went & danced. It was crowded. I work out at the rec center at the university I work for. So it's all these 18-22 year olds...and me doing Zumba. It was a hot & sweaty workout. My heart was pou... Read more

  • Just some funnees

    9/3/2014 11:51:32 PM, by SUNSHINE65

    - 101 Dalmatians and Peter Pan (Wendy) are the only two Disney cartoon features with both parents that are present and don't die throughout the movie. (Wait, what about Sleeping Beauty, which also has both parents surviving in the film?) - 'Stewardesses' is the longest word that is typed with ... Read more

  • Rituals

    9/3/2014 5:23:20 PM, by CAREN_BLUEJEANS

    Rituals can be empowering, when they are in alignment with my health goals. Or they can steal away from me, and make me feel bad afterwards. Without even thinking about it, my after dinner ritual has become sitting on the couch, watching TV & snacking. Don't fight it, or judge too harshly. Those old... Read more

  • This and That

    9/3/2014 2:22:56 PM, by SLIMMERJESSE

    After meeting MANY landscapers, I found one who is a gem. An absolute find. They started the demolition of front yard yesterday in preparation for a xeriscape. Since CA is almost out of water, it makes sense to not have to water anything. Or at least as little as possible. My budget is humble, ... Read more

  • Pros and Cons, things to watch for in my Health Challenge

    9/3/2014 10:43:09 AM, by HARTMOM7

    New Health Challenge is a start. I think it will help to establish some good starting habits, but there is no calorie or fat limitation, though there is an exercise and fruit and veggie incentive. There is also a limit on sugars, an encouraged reach out to others...something I'm bad at, weekly acc... Read more

  • A New Month

    9/1/2014 2:16:22 PM, by KROSMON

    September 1st, Labor Day. Where has the summer gone? Still hot here in the L.A. area. Nights are warm and the days are still hot, darn it. I am doing quite well with the Faster EFT. I have two wonderful practitioners who hold a meetup group once a month in the L.A. area. I get such good... Read more

  • Health challenge started

    9/1/2014 2:06:42 PM, by HARTMOM7

    Feeling VERY fragile today. Sad and anxious, but better than yesterday. I don't feel emotionally stable. Started about 3 days after restarting thyroid meds. Observe. I felt GREAT before. Maybe I need to ask on the thyroid forum? I have started an 8 week health challenge with friends. Noticed ... Read more

  • Pinch Punch First of the Month, Sept

    9/1/2014 10:49:39 AM, by CAREN_BLUEJEANS

    Welcome September! There's just 3 months left to the year. How are your 2014 resolutions going? Relying too much on the scale can be discouraging. That's why I invite you to join me, and take your measurements every 1st of the month. Sometimes inches tell a better story than the scale. Read more

  • Doing the Best I Can!!!

    9/1/2014 9:38:32 AM, by JANZDIET2014

    Since starting my new work schedule, I've not had time to exercise as much as I would like; however, I am doing MY BEST!!! Also, I challenge myself & others to spend less time on FaceBook.com and more time connecting with others on SparkPeople.com! That's all for now,... Read more

  • Day 10 - No Caffeine

    9/1/2014 5:10:51 AM, by SLIMMERJESSE

    Detox aches and pains are gone. No cravings except for occasional feelings of "everyone else gets to drink coffee but me." Which is a totally irrational thought since I don't really care what everyone else is doing. But you know how that feeling of deprivation can kick in sometimes. It's 2:1... Read more

  • The Buffet Rule

    8/30/2014 5:43:48 PM, by SUNSHINE65

    We must support this...pass it on and let’s see if these idiots understand what people pressure is all about. Salary of retired US Presidents . . . .. . . . . . .. . $180,000 FOR LIFE Salary of House/Senate members . . . .. . . . . $174,000 FOR LIFE This is stupid Salary of Speaker... Read more

  • Weighing the Numbers:Results of Summer 5% Challenge

    8/30/2014 11:32:22 AM, by CERIUSLY

    For anyone wishing to join us, here is the link to the Fall Challenge, start date TBA. www.sparkpeople.com/mysp
    ark/groups_individual.asp?
    gid=63518 As a Community we earned a total of 1,942 total points compared to 1,570 points in the Spring Challenge! ... Read more

  • Be "Pretty Good" Consistently

    8/29/2014 8:19:08 PM, by DBOUDRIE

    What am I doing pretty good? 1. walking with pups twice daily- 10000 steps or more most days 2. planning meals 3. Wearing Basis daily What 3 things could i do better? 1. start strength training 2 time and yoga 1 time per week 2. stick with my eating plan 4. do a lesson every evening... Read more

  • Lichenoid Keratosis / Acanthosis Nigricans / Candida / Metabolic Syndrome / Gluten Sensitivity

    8/29/2014 2:59:42 PM, by LIVE_AMAZINGLY

    I received the diagnosis of my lesion. It is not Melanoma. It is Lichenoid Keratosis, which often does have the appearance of Melanoma. It is sually caused by an inflammatory disorder or an autoimmune disorder. But, it can also be caused by lupus. Other possible causes of a Lichenoid reaction p... Read more

  • Unquitting

    8/29/2014 2:24:05 PM, by CAREN_BLUEJEANS

    Quitting is only staying down. If I stumble, and haven't been doing great, in other words, I put on about 5 pounds from my best (recent) low weight, I only quit if I stay down. I'm worth it, I deserve to be fit and happy and health. I can pull this off. I'm not trying to catch up. I'm starting... Read more

  • Yesterday - Statin Damage & Mitochondral Disease

    8/28/2014 2:52:36 PM, by LIVE_AMAZINGLY

    Yesterday, even though it was a beautiful day outside, I just couldn't get moving. I realise I waste my time and my life piddling around accomplishing pretty much nothing. And, this is due too to my continual low-grade depression due to the circumstances in my life, as well as my severe health issue... Read more

  • The Power of Blogging

    8/28/2014 10:50:02 AM, by SLIMMERJESSE

    It was tough for me to blog about sugar yesterday, but once I did, I became instantly accountable and knew what to do to get back on the right track. Sure, I could have told you some of the emotional issues propelling that need for sugar comfort, but we know that there will always be emotional issu... Read more

  • Home Gym Pic

    8/28/2014 9:08:21 AM, by CAREN_BLUEJEANS

    This is MY home gym, not something off Pintrest or some magazine. I got up this morning & worked out with a video on line. It was great! Kettlebell, jump rope, ankle weights, weighted gloves, dumbell sets 3 to 15 pounds, resista... Read more

  • Day 6 Caffeine-Free, but Diving Badly Into Sugar

    8/27/2014 6:44:30 PM, by SLIMMERJESSE

    Once I stopped caffeine, I took up with my other old nemesis - sugar - which I'd been off of for quite awhile. Gotta get a grip on myself. Hope all are having a good day.... Read more

  • Early Winter?

    8/27/2014 6:37:45 PM, by LIVE_AMAZINGLY

    We haven’t had much of a spring or summer. Much cooler temps than normal. We had a stretch of warmer weather that got into the mid-eighties, but other than that our weather has been mainly cooler. Then just recently we had days of... Read more

  • Setting up a home gym

    8/27/2014 4:15:54 PM, by CAREN_BLUEJEANS

    Today after work, I have a little time before dinner and 6:45-8:30 Back to School Night, to get my room unpacked enough to do a workout in the morning. Do you think I can do it in about 2 hours? I'll grab my water bottle & give it a try.... Read more

  • So Tired; Time to Take It Slow and Take Care of ME

    8/27/2014 10:30:14 AM, by HARTMOM7

    First week of school hurdle cleared. My body is screaming to slow down or I feel sickness on the horizon. Today I will rest. relaxing Qi Gong video for exercise, and simple chores until the "parent on duty" whirlwind of LHS Open House, etc begin this evening. Part of this healthy lifestyle change i... Read more

  • New to Grillin’ & Lovin’ It!

    8/26/2014 9:40:36 PM, by LIVE_AMAZINGLY

    Today I went around town and took care of some financials. Then took myself out for lunch, and sat there with my kindle doing the ‘free book list’. Then went to the grocery store, and brought home some pork chops. This year I starting grilling for the first time in my life. The first time I gr... Read more

  • Weigh in

    8/26/2014 9:20:04 AM, by CAREN_BLUEJEANS

    I weighed in this morning at 174 (+.6), and was feeling ok with that number, until I saw the video of the ice bucket challenge my son posted, with me pouring the water over his head. I look rather chubby. I want to be slim, fit & healthy. I've reconciled myself to not being a runner. But I love to l... Read more

  • Biopsy --- Chuck's Rage Attack!

    8/25/2014 10:36:00 PM, by LIVE_AMAZINGLY

    On August 13th I had that severe burning sensation of scalp, head, neck, and chest. And, at the same time my lymph nodes swelled up, and my throat became painful. Then when I went and looked at my chest because it was burning so bad. And, that is when I noticed a growth under my right collar bone, a... Read more

  • Body Aches - Not the Flu, but Caffeine Withdrawals

    8/25/2014 11:54:24 AM, by SLIMMERJESSE

    This is Day 3, friends!!!!!!!!! Hooray for me. And thank you all for the kind support. It really does help. As I've written, this weaning process has been kinder and gentler than cold turkey that I've done previously. Headache was minimal for the first two days, and pretty much gone now. Wo... Read more

  • Reading Labels for FUN!

    8/25/2014 11:52:30 AM, by --KREN

    I'm often amazed by American warning labels and/or instructions. Just this morning I bought a new curling iron and was amazed to find a tag on it WARNING that a hot iron could burn someone and I shouldn't let children touch it. Who knew? Also, my chewy Rolaids have instructions notifying ... Read more

  • Songs With Positive Lyrics

    8/25/2014 1:58:40 AM, by PROVERBS31JULIA

    I am taking an online music appreciation class, and we were asked write up introductions, including a link to a youtube or .mp3 selection, and why we liked it. Well I'm the nerdy type so my link was to an organ piece I like written by JS Bach... but in the process of reading the introductions f... Read more

  • ARE MY NORCAL FRIENDS OKAY AFTER BIG EARTHQUAKE?

    8/24/2014 1:08:06 PM, by SLIMMERJESSE

    I hope you're all okay up there; very scary, for sure. Second day of no caffeine. I guess I'm doing fine. Headache is a lot milder than the cold turkey headache, so that's a wonderful thing. Wishing all a good day.... Read more

  • The other half a laugh

    8/24/2014 3:52:39 AM, by SUNSHINE65

    The personnel office received an email requesting a listing of the department staff broken down by age and sex. The personnel office sent this reply... "Attached is a list of our staff. We currently have no one broken down by age or sex. However, we have a few alcoholics." A man entered ... Read more

  • Half a laugh

    8/24/2014 3:51:50 AM, by SUNSHINE65

    My mother is a cleaning fanatic. One Saturday she told me and my brother to get down to the playroom and straighten it up. We had a party there the previous evening, and she was none too happy about the mess. As she watched us work, it was clear that Mom was completely dissatisfied with our clean... Read more

  • GRADUATION DAY (NO CAFFEINE). Just Packed the Coffeemaker Away.

    8/23/2014 12:10:10 PM, by SLIMMERJESSE

    As many of you know, I have tried repeatedly to get myself off caffeine. Although my daily intake was only one small mug of coffee a day (nothing else - I don't drink soda), I am very sensitive to caffeine. Previously, I've done the cold turkey route and have suffered from those detox headach... Read more

  • Don't believe me!

    8/23/2014 10:48:36 AM, by ALMYEARTHLYBEST

    365 ~ 08/23/14 ~ 308 Almost 200 days since my last SP blog! Yes, I'm bummed about that! My struggle with being consistent at doing anything good for me is really getting to me! I AM SO STUCK!!! How committed can I be if I can't manage something simple like writing a few wo... Read more

  • Moving day

    8/23/2014 7:33:56 AM, by CAREN_BLUEJEANS

    It's moving day, and I'm not planning on eating well at all! There's no food in the house, and all the dishes and pots are packed. We're going to McDs for breakfast, pizza delivery for lunch, and oops I forgot to plan dinner. Maybe eat out. We got a few friends to help. It's going to be a hot o... Read more

  • 43 Opposite Day

    8/22/2014 8:58:59 PM, by DBOUDRIE

    How's that working for you? Are your daily choices and habits giving your the results you want? 1. Things I have done to loose weight in the past Restrictive meal plans, getting up at 5 am to workout, difficult workout plans, diet pills and injections, tracking everything that I ate, spent... Read more

  • Crazy Summer, part Two:

    8/22/2014 5:17:29 PM, by PROVERBS31JULIA

    What a crazy summer!! Last Saturday the 16th, my step-sister's son and daughter-in-law were involved in a motorcycle wreck, where a trailer slipped off the hitch in the EB lane and whirled into their WB lane in Great Bend. They were airlifted to Wichita (it was all over the news, so those of you in ... Read more

  • Sicker - Melanoma? - Oil of Oregano - Macha - Coconut Palm Sugar

    8/22/2014 4:42:53 PM, by LIVE_AMAZINGLY

    My bronchitis is worse. Taking this long to get over it is normal for me. I will usually show signs that I am recovering, and then will relapse worse than ever, and then it will be a long slow haul to get over it. Sometimes (as in, usually) it takes a couple of months. Just in time for my (usual) ti... Read more

  • 39 Expectations

    8/21/2014 7:37:31 PM, by DBOUDRIE

    Expect to try your best. Expect that your "trying your best" will change from day to day. Expect to enjoy the journey and the process. Step by step. Expect to have fun. Expect to end up as a healthier, leaner, fitter YOU-NOT AS ANYONE ELSE. Focus on today! Do the small actions. At the end ... Read more

  • A Better Day Today

    8/21/2014 7:18:28 PM, by LIVE_AMAZINGLY

    I deleted the blog I put up at 2 in the morning. It served it’s purpose of ‘getting it out’ so I could have a chance of actually going to sleep after that. And, it also was in a place that I could easily ‘cut & paste’ it this morning into my computer journal (cause last night I typed it in from my k... Read more

  • So Often, I Think about Moving to Canada. Caffeine Detox Progress.

    8/21/2014 10:19:31 AM, by SLIMMERJESSE

    Where is the warmest part? How do I make a living as a foreigner? (have many skills and much experience) I'll have to do a lot of research. Is there anyone out there who has relocated? Or native Canadians with any advice? I've researched moving to another state, but will inherit some of the same... Read more

  • Woman Without An Address… No More!

    8/20/2014 11:20:46 PM, by LIVE_AMAZINGLY

    ☆´.•´ .•´✶`*. *.*★ . ✶•´ ☆´,•*´¨★ ¸✶.•´¸.•*´✶ ☆´¸.•★´ ¸.•`✶* ☆´¸★ .★´*。.☆¨¯
    `*★¸.• One Step In The Right Direction! I got out of the house today. Took my kindle and w... Read more

  • GAS time

    8/20/2014 4:21:04 PM, by HARTMOM7

    It's GAS time, or Give A Shi* time. Something clicked back into place yesterday. Feel almost happy again. Found myself smiling today for no reason. Taking a herbal blend apothecary weight loss drop that really seems to keep my craving under control. Will head to the Farmer's Market tomorro... Read more

  • Why Is Harry Pooping on the Carpet?

    8/20/2014 10:34:22 AM, by SLIMMERJESSE

    I've blogged about this before; about once a week or every two weeks, Harry poops on the carpet. I honestly am puzzled why he's doing this. Litter box is kept very clean. Nothing causing anxiety. Carpet is clean. Nothing new as far as food. In fact, nothing is new in his environment. Thi... Read more

  • 99-year-old Female Sprinter & 97-year-old Female Rig Driver

    8/19/2014 10:38:16 AM, by SLIMMERJESSE

    On the MSN website, there are two news stories about these ladies. Honestly, I can't even wrap my mind around what they are doing while most that age are either sick, dying, or dead. The rig driving was a lifelong dream of the 97-year-old and I have to admit that I've always thought it would... Read more