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  • 9/4/15 - Bedtime

    9/4/2015 11:23:56 PM, by GORDON66

    I had a nice walk and a good workout today, and I'm not stiff and sore. Yippee!! I must admit there are times I wonder if I'm killing myself. I don't necessarily buy into "no pain no gain", but when I'm sore, I'm sore. That's what I was last night, and I'm much improved today. It's all good! ... Read more

  • A good workout

    9/4/2015 7:57:00 AM, by NORDY44

    i know I've had a good workout when afterwards I am sweaty, my body feels liked it's really been moving, and I feel at peace.... Read more

  • 9/3/15 - Bedtime

    9/3/2015 11:12:12 PM, by GORDON66

    This evening trainer Katherine had me working with the cable machine, and she pushed me to my limits. She told me that I'm strong, but I'm not really sure what that means. Since it's primarily the guys that workout in that part of the gym, it's hard for me to make comparisons. I guess that I'll j... Read more

  • 9/2/15 - Bedtime

    9/2/2015 10:23:01 PM, by GORDON66

    Picked through the garden and found more green/wax beans. Yippee!!! I steamed them, put them in a bowl topped with cottage cheese, and added tomatoes. Yum!! This is the reason I plant a garden. Even though it was a steamy, sweaty day, I crawled around the tomato plants and gathered a bunch ... Read more

  • Excited that Im off to exercise?????

    9/2/2015 11:02:01 AM, by SUSANYOUNGER

    Cant believe it myself, but looking forward to bike ride this morning... Read more

  • 9/1/15 - Bedtime

    9/1/2015 11:23:49 PM, by GORDON66

    Even through I'm not a Signature Circle member at the gym, Ashley gave me a water bottle. She's a complicated and insecure gal, so I took it as a compliment. After my workout, I had fun talking to the younguns. Oh, to be 23 again... Do I really want to go back there? No. I don't think so. ... Read more

  • 8/31/15 - Bedtime

    8/31/2015 11:03:15 PM, by GORDON66

    As it turns out, I did not see a blood moon last night. It's because of the wildfires. "The smoke causes certain wavelengths of light to be scattered while other wavelengths pass through, resulting in the red-hued moon and sun." You learn something new every day! Today is considerably warmer... Read more

  • Down to 431#!!!

    8/31/2015 5:17:16 PM, by LOSING250

    WHAT???!!! I don't know how or when...but since my last actual time on a scale back toward the end of June I've lost 15 pounds!!!! I'd like to think a bulk of that happened in the past two weeks but I'll take it!! I'm at the doc office with mom and got on their scale since I'm too heavy for the one... Read more

  • Phew made it through a weekend!

    8/31/2015 4:40:59 PM, by SUSANYOUNGER

    Had a big event this weekend and I did great. I really think its getting easier. 18 days. I am learning not to be so hard on myself, portion control and to eat a bite of something fattening and it is ok. Last night at dinner with friends I had a very small taste of home made peach pie and I am so ... Read more

  • Start fresh tomorrow

    8/31/2015 12:50:26 AM, by LOSING250

    Today was an all over day sort of. I had two thoughts. The old thought of "if it's not in the house I won't eat it" and the new thought of "just because it's IN the house doesn't mean I HAVE to eat it". Today we went to visit a shut-in member of our church. The past two Sundays...and today, I ha... Read more

  • 8/30/15 - Bedtime

    8/30/2015 11:54:16 PM, by GORDON66

    Cubs pitcher Jake Arrieta threw a no hitter. 244 At Jewel, I had a pleasant conversation with a woman who takes the Friday TRX class. One of the best things about going to the gym is meeting nice people. I guess I didn't expect my classes/sessions to be a social experience, so I'm delighted ... Read more

  • woohoo

    8/30/2015 9:44:54 AM, by AKIRBY72

    well my wife and I weighed this weekend and she has lost 12 pounds and I have lost 13! We are so happy to see some results. Knowing it isn't an overnight process makes it tough when your desperate for results. She has made motivational boards in our workout room that keep her reminded of her goa... Read more

  • 8/29/15 - Bedtime

    8/29/2015 11:49:43 PM, by GORDON66

    I had fun with my friends watching a horse show online. I took a team training session today. There were only two and us - me and 23-year-old Jackie. I did my best to keep up with her, and I did OK. I'm old enough to be her grandmother. Yikes! It was rainy today, but it still felt grea... Read more

  • Don't like Hanger take over!

    8/29/2015 9:52:09 PM, by LOSING250

    So, today I had to do a lil art workshop. We didn't have a lot of kids which can go either way with how I feel about being there. I did even start getting not just hUngry but hAngry!!! We ate breakfast at home betweem 8am and 8:30am. As far as I knew from the FB page flyer for the event and havin... Read more

  • Slow and steady

    8/29/2015 11:26:05 AM, by SUSANYOUNGER

    Still plugging along and feeling good about not going over on portion control and logging in daily.... Read more

  • 8/28/15 - Bedtime

    8/28/2015 11:07:54 PM, by GORDON66

    Went out to dinner with my friend Mary and her husband. It's Mary's birthday! The weather was quite lovely today, and just right for my walk to and from the fitness center. I found a huge tomato in the garden, and I gave it to Mary. It's a Cherokee Purple. Gosh darn. I should have weig... Read more

  • update!

    8/28/2015 11:57:27 AM, by BLACK-PRINCESS

    😱 still dealing w/health issues. I'm using another app 2 log food.... Read more

  • heeey heeeeeeey

    8/28/2015 12:58:56 AM, by LOSING250

    I posted this in the Introduce Yourself forum of a Spark Team and thought, this is just too much NOT to share on my wall and then thought from there..hey...I'll blog it too! 246 My SparkPeople usage has been very sporadic but I DO really like this website!! Lots of information and lost of o... Read more

  • 8/27/15 - Bedtime

    8/27/2015 11:39:11 PM, by GORDON66

    This evening Katherine had me working on my shoulders. The exercises are really hard for me to do, but I didn't quit on her. When I got home from the gym, I hauled out the foam roller and worked on my legs. On Tuesday, I forgot to stretch, and I can tell that it makes a huge difference. ... Read more

  • 8/26/15 - Bedtime

    8/26/2015 10:44:15 PM, by GORDON66

    Had a nice on-line "chat" with some friends. My property taxes have been adjusted, so I made an over payment. I'm getting money back! Yippee!!! My friend called me to let me know that my nephew had placed fourth in a nice class at World Championship Horse Show in Louisville. Good for ... Read more

  • 8/25/15 - Bedtime

    8/25/2015 11:43:00 PM, by GORDON66

    I was able to dig deep and finish the 60 minutes on the treadmill. At work, I spoke to a number of customers who rely heavily on my experience. It's nice to know that they trust me so much. I was very happy when I was finished with the wall sits and planks. 198 Sweet dreams everyone... Read more

  • 8/24/15 - Bedtime

    8/24/2015 10:39:10 PM, by GORDON66

    Made a Mediterranean salad that included tomatoes, green beans, and basil from the garden. After a workout, using a foam roller feels really, really good. The Cubs won again today! 244 Here's hoping they get to the World Series and play the Blue Jays!! Sweet dreams everyone!!!! ... Read more

  • 8/23/15 - Bedtime

    8/23/2015 11:33:05 PM, by GORDON66

    For mid-August the temperatures were a tad bit cool, but I thought it was terrific. Even though they take off when I start the vacuum cleaner, the kitties come right out of hiding when I turn it off. I don't think it bothers them nearly so much as it would seem. Right now they're in the livin... Read more

  • working 3rd shift and eating healthy

    8/23/2015 7:46:00 AM, by AKIRBY72

    I went back to work last week after a back injury I work 3rd shift 11pm to 7am. It is so much more difficult to eat healthy on this schedule! Not just from a menu perspective, but persuading your stomach that "lunch" is at 2:30 am. I had issues just getting to eat let alone eat right. I just wis... Read more

  • 8/22/15 - Bedtime

    8/22/2015 11:34:16 PM, by GORDON66

    This evening I was channel surfing trying to find the Cubs game. It was already finished, and the Cubs won. Yippee!!! What I ended up watching were programs about a hoarder and someone's 600 pound life - only it was 777 pounds. Obviously both of these people were facing very steep obstacles, and... Read more

  • 8/21/15 - Bedtime

    8/21/2015 11:41:01 PM, by GORDON66

    One of my co-workers helped me out with a sticky situation. Since I only work on Tuesdays and Thursdays, she and I exchanged emails, and she submitted the required paperwork to the company. I'm very thankful for her assistance. My tomatoes are ripening fast and furiously, so I gave some to my... Read more

  • 8/20/15 - Bedtime

    8/20/2015 11:40:42 PM, by GORDON66

    In retrospect, I'm sure this young woman was looking for someone to pay her fare, but I swiped my transit card so she could ride the Blue Line to school. It just seemed the right thing to do. Tonight I took a personal training session. With the encouragement of Trainer Katherine, I followed i... Read more

  • 8/19/15 - Bedtime

    8/19/2015 10:57:56 PM, by GORDON66

    It was a glorious day, and I turned off the A/C!!! 244 I shared some of my tomatoes with a neighbor. I haven't participated in a 5K walk since April, and I do enjoy them. I have a leaflet for an event that takes place on one of O'Hare's runways. How cool is that? At $40, it's a little ... Read more

  • 8/18/15 - Bedtime

    8/18/2015 11:09:22 PM, by GORDON66

    When I left the gym, it was raining. Since I was already drenched, walking to the car wasn't a big deal. 27 Another crazy day at the office. I don't let that stuff bother me anymore, so I should sleep just fine. Gosh darn! I'm REALLY enjoying my tomatoes!!! Nothing is better than just... Read more

  • 8/17/15 - Bedtime

    8/17/2015 10:50:33 PM, by GORDON66

    I got a call from my aunt, the retired nun, and all her bladder cancer test results were negative. 244 Even though it was hot and humid, I managed to walk to and from the gym today. 244 It was one of those days that I had to prove to myself that I could do it. After all these years, I... Read more

  • 8/16/15 - Bedtime

    8/16/2015 11:42:12 PM, by GORDON66

    My biceps are sore, so I guess those curls worked. I was channeling my inner Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson. 85 All I have to do is get the weights out, and the kitties appear instantly. =^..^= =^..^= The heat index was very high today, so I mowed the lawn early and did a little yard work ... Read more

  • 8/15/15 - Bedtime

    8/15/2015 9:23:35 PM, by GORDON66

    Picked some heirloom tomatoes today - Cherokee Purple, German Johnson, Garden Peach, and Pineapple. It's amazing how they each of a distinctive flavor. It rained last night. Yippee!!! It's been a very quiet and peaceful day. I just might head outside to enjoy the evening. Sweet dre... Read more

  • 8/14/15 - Bedtime

    8/14/2015 9:58:49 PM, by GORDON66

    Since the soap opera kitties want to be sure that I'm thankful for them, they have camped out by they computer. Sami is laying between the keyboard and the monitor, and EJ's on the floor. =^..^= =^,,^= Cubs beat the Sox today!!! 244 It's very humid today, so when I walked out of the ... Read more

  • 8/13/15 - Bedtime

    8/13/2015 10:56:06 PM, by GORDON66

    This weekend is Chicago's annual air and water show, and the Navy's Blue Angels are performing. They practiced today around the downtown area, and I was able to see the fighter jets from my office. It's a rather amazing sight. Katherine worked on my arms this evening, and my shoulders loosene... Read more

  • My Most Recent Gift From God

    8/13/2015 4:33:24 PM, by ROXYHON

    My blog dedicated to my amazing and wonderful brother will be appearing next week. The reason for the delay? I had the most incredible experience this week that touched my soul and I wanted to share it with you! 437 A couple of weeks ago, I received an email at work from a girl who I grew up... Read more

  • 8/12/15 - Bedtime

    8/12/2015 10:28:50 PM, by GORDON66

    There was a baby bunny in the garden today. It was snacking on green beans leaves that were growing through the rabbit fence. Very cute!!! 172 I went to the grocery store, and it's already stocking Halloween candy. Yikes! 431 There was foot-long grass growing around my tomato plants. ... Read more

  • sin day

    8/12/2015 7:34:58 AM, by AKIRBY72

    my wife and I have given ourselves a "sin day" where basically we still watch what we eat, but if we decide we want to have for instance a steak and it does not fit in our calorie count then we will have it. We decided to have this day on either Saturday or Sunday depending on our schedules. I thi... Read more

  • 8/11/15 - Bedtime

    8/11/2015 11:36:41 PM, by GORDON66

    I finally got all the download codes into the computer at work. Yippee!!! Since my computer knowledge is so basic, it's a real challenge for me, so I'm glad that the task is out of the way. When I left the gym this evening, my car thermometer registered 70 degrees. I have no idea what the eq... Read more

  • 8/10/15 - Bedtime

    8/10/2015 10:50:04 PM, by GORDON66

    Today's rain made weeding a heck of a lot easier. I figured out how to use a chat room and was able to "talk" to friends in Michigan, New York, and Shanghai. How great is that?!!!! This morning, I enjoyed raspberries in my oatmeal. Yum! Sweet dreams everyone!!! Leslie XXXO... Read more

  • 8/9/15 - Bedtime

    8/9/2015 11:16:08 PM, by GORDON66

    Once upon a time, I had an eight-track tape of the sound track from Jonathan Livingston Seagull. I never read the book or saw the movie, but, gosh darn, I had that Neil Diamond sound track. I have no idea why it came to mind, but my favorite song was "Skybird". Through the magic of YouTube, I hav... Read more

  • The ups and downs

    8/9/2015 10:23:23 AM, by KELLYZZZZ

    Like with everybody there has been ups and downs. While I am grateful I have a job, they are the most unorganized group of people I have ever worked with. Not to mention the person who is kind of the lead of the group is kind of off. She can be condescending and also be nice. She's always making... Read more

  • 8/8/15 - Bedtime

    8/8/2015 11:11:10 PM, by GORDON66

    The strength class was lead by a different instructor, and it was a great workout. Sometimes a bit of a change is good for you. Even though I was mowing the lawn, being outside was wonderful. I cleaned the bathrooms today, and I'm soooooooo glad to get the weekly chore out of the way. ... Read more

  • 8/7/15 - Bedtime

    8/7/2015 9:22:08 PM, by GORDON66

    My young friend, Naomi, was visiting from TX. We had lunch at an Indian restaurant and a great time. I bought a package of personal training sessions and got three for free!!! 244 I had a full day and am pleasantly exhausted. Sweet dreams everyone!!! Leslie XXXOOOXXX... Read more

  • 8/6/15 - Bedtime

    8/6/2015 11:32:37 PM, by GORDON66

    The level nuttiness was epic at the office today. I'm overjoyed that I don't have to go back until Tuesday. Yippee!!! Fancy Feast is on sale at Jewel, and I bought 20 cans. As I type, the kitties are doing a happy dance!!! =^..^= =^..^= Katherine, my trainer trainer/physical therapis... Read more