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  • Have a Great Tuesday!

    2/9/2016 2:03:11 PM, by BABY_GIRL69

    Had a wonderful Tuesday morning and praying that you guys did as well. I woke up surrounded by family and love. No early morning calls with bad news but only love prayers and support. So I am extremely thankful! Not to say, that we got a notice that our 18year old son has his license suspended fo... Read more

  • Reflecting on Day #10

    2/9/2016 12:07:13 AM, by UNICORNPOWER64

    Okay, I am still excited and determined to be part of SparkPeople and to reach my goal. That being said, now that I'm up to day #10, some of the initial "fun" has worn off. Now, tracking my food and my exercise has become a bit of a chore. I'm still doing it, but it seems like a bit of a homework... Read more

  • 2/8/16 - Bedtime

    2/8/2016 11:45:00 PM, by GORDON66

    I guy at the gym winked at me - twice. I'm not sure what it meant, but I'll take it. I bought another 20-session pass at the fitness center; a commitment to my health. Today, I've found myself in a bit of a funk. A friend has had another bout of breast cancer. She's a nurse, and the fir... Read more

  • 2/7/16 - Bedtime

    2/7/2016 11:57:40 PM, by GORDON66

    For today's Super Bowl, I had no particular rooting interest, but I am glad the crippled old guy won. I enjoyed spending time with my friends at a Super Bowl party. My Double Cherry Pie was a big hit!!! Sweet dreams everyone!!! Leslie XXXOOOXXX... Read more

  • 2/6/16 - Bedtime

    2/6/2016 11:46:59 PM, by GORDON66

    At the request of the hostess, I made a Double Cherry Pie for the Super Bowl party. I haven't made one in years, so I'm surprised she remembered. Since Lent starts Wednesday, I've decided that I'm going to make a big pot of veggie chili. Black beans are my favorite. I won't reveal just h... Read more

  • 2/5/16 - Bedtime

    2/5/2016 10:53:24 PM, by GORDON66

    In our town, the letter carrier has to deliver the mail directly to the houses, and my mail chute empties into the hall closet. Today I grabbed the mail, closed the door, and headed to the kitchen. As I was making dinner, I heard a racket that I knew meant that Sami was locked in the closet. She ... Read more

  • 2/4/16 - Bedtime

    2/4/2016 11:56:14 PM, by GORDON66

    It's pretty chilly, but the sun was shining brightly. It was so good to feel its warmth through the windows. I ran a yardstick underneath the stove and out popped EJ's favorite toys. He likes to slide them across the kitchen floor and always manages to poke them under the stove. I'll see how... Read more

  • 2/3/16 - Bedtime

    2/3/2016 10:34:17 PM, by GORDON66

    As I was doing some strength exercises, I was very happy that I didn't step on EJ kitty. He was in my face, circling around my ankles, and weaving between my arms. He needs a hobby. I was at the gym and doing TRX single leg side lunges right in front of a mirror. Generally, I do anything I c... Read more

  • 2/2/16 - Bedtime

    2/2/2016 11:58:41 PM, by GORDON66

    Today we got about 3/4 " rain. If it had been colder, that would have been 8" of snow. Thank goodness for the higher temperatures!!! 257 With all the rain, the groundhog did not see its shadow, so that means an early spring. I wonder how accurate those groundhogs are. 219 It was Senio... Read more

  • 2/1/16 - Bedtime

    2/1/2016 10:50:07 PM, by GORDON66

    It was another nice day, so I was able to take a nice long walk. According to the forecast, tomorrow isn't going to be nearly so nice, so I'm glad I got outside. I finally pulled out a new pair of athletic shoes, and they really cushion my feet. I shouldn't have held out for so long. Whi... Read more

  • The busy gym

    2/1/2016 8:54:31 PM, by KELLYZZZZ

    I'm pretty much a creature of habit at the gym. I like to do the treadmill, then elliptical, lastly walk the track. After that I stretch. I tend to mix it up every few months. Today I thought it was January 1 instead of February 1 because of all the people. By every treadmill being used forced me t... Read more

  • 1/31/16 - Bedtime

    1/31/2016 11:58:58 PM, by GORDON66

    The last day of the month was cloudy, a little rainy, but very mild. While it was gloomy, I still was able to enjoy a nice walk. My kitties are such wonderful companions. Their furry faces and playful antics are sure to make me smile. Sweet dreams everyone!!! Leslie XXX... Read more

  • 1/30/16 - Bedtime

    1/30/2016 11:24:45 PM, by GORDON66

    I went to the store, and the oranges looked great. I bought a couple of pounds. This morning's strength class was challenging, but I got through it. For whatever reason, those classes are very energizing, so my chores go by more quickly. The kitties have been following me around, so I th... Read more

  • 1/29/16 - Bedtime

    1/29/2016 11:12:32 PM, by GORDON66

    In the wellness challenge I'm taking, I moved up from 13th to 7th place. I continue to remain in a state of shock. One of the women in the office is heading towards menopause, and she's starting to have the occasional hot flash. I consider myself to be very lucky, because I never had hot flas... Read more

  • Yuck

    1/29/2016 12:36:35 PM, by SUSANYOUNGER

    Eating almond butter off b rand and Ill do it but this is dedication!... Read more

  • 1/28/16 - Bedtime

    1/28/2016 11:22:38 PM, by GORDON66

    On my commute home, a woman gave me her seat, and then a man gave her his seat. I was impressed. At work, my advise is being sought by the boss's son. This is rather unexpected. It's gotten a bit warmer again, so I'm looking forward to some long walks. All the time I've been spending ... Read more

  • 1/27/16

    1/27/2016 11:14:18 PM, by GORDON66

    It's cold, I had to watch out for the ice, but I was able to get outside for a half hour walk. It felt good. I hit the gym and used some of the machines. I'm thinking that I should be able to cut back on my personal training sessions. We'll see. I definitely won't be taking the Spring Tune-... Read more

  • 1/26/16 - Bedtime

    1/26/2016 11:47:15 PM, by GORDON66

    The sidewalks were very slippery this morning, so I was glad to make it to the "L" station unscathed. My day at the office went much better than I was anticipating, so my stress level was very manageable. The gym was really crowded this evening, so I'm glad Trainer Nick kept moving us ar... Read more

  • 1/25/16 - Bedtime

    1/25/2016 10:19:31 PM, by GORDON66

    At the gym, I was using the recumbent bike and got into a zone. I thought "I can do this forever", and then I got bored. Funny how that works. 324 Now that they're plentiful, I bought some oranges, and they are really tasty. 474 I think that's an orange, or maybe it's a grapefruit. Oh well;... Read more

  • 1/24/16 - Bedtime

    1/24/2016 10:54:25 PM, by GORDON66

    It was nice to see Sarah at the gym. It's been months since I chatted with her. We had some sunshine today!!!! Gosh darn! I'm sore. I am really, really looking forward to a nice warm, soothing bath. Sweet dreams everyone!!! Leslie XXXOOOXXX... Read more

  • 1/23/16 - Bedtime

    1/24/2016 12:02:00 AM, by GORDON66

    The Wienermobile was parked in front of the grocery store this afternoon. How cool is that?! I went to the pet store to buy food for the kitties and ran into a woman cradling a kitten. It was about four months old, and she had rescued it from the side of a road. Bless her kind heart for welc... Read more

  • 1/22/16 - Bedtime

    1/22/2016 11:31:56 PM, by GORDON66

    I work for an insurance agency, and one of the companies we represent is offering a wellness challenge. The challenge includes several components, but it's cardio/strength minutes that earn the most points. There are 1,181 participants, and, after week #1, I'm in 13th place. I had no idea what to... Read more

  • 1/21/16 - Bedtime

    1/21/2016 11:43:36 PM, by GORDON66

    I had a stressful workday and left the office rather angry. My annoyance had a lot to do with not being able to get out of the office on time. I like to get to the gym and finish up a half hour of my cardio before my personal training session. Since I knew that was not going to happen, I decided ... Read more

  • Goals and dreams

    1/21/2016 11:30:17 PM, by MRSLOSELBSANTOS

    I sometimes seek motivation. I read tons of recipes, workout plans, diets. About how I can get fit & healthy. But I fail to apply it to my life. I'm tired of that. I'm tired of feeling tired. Seeing my self in pictures and thinking ugh I look awful. I want to be happy about how I look and ... Read more

  • 1/20/16 - Bedtime

    1/20/2016 10:54:40 PM, by GORDON66

    The area got just enough snow to cover up dirt from the salt trucks, etc. Although I had to shovel it off the driveway and sidewalks, it was very pretty. There weren't a lot of members at this gym around lunchtime, so I was able to use my favorite bike. How weird is that? I have a favorite. ... Read more

  • I can Do This

    1/20/2016 9:25:05 PM, by PATOD40

    It has been a week and a half and I am still sticking with the program. It has been hard at times to stay on track and today was a particular hard day to not go back to old bad habits and just snack on cookies, chips and candy. The craving was strong to just let loose! The one thing that stopped me ... Read more

  • 1/19/16 - Bedtime

    1/19/2016 11:43:30 PM, by GORDON66

    I'm not a coffee drinker, but I do like tea. Since I had a Dunkin' Donuts coupon, I purchased a medium hot tea with lemon. I brought back to the office and enjoyed it my desk this morning. I don't watch a lot of TV, but I did tune into American Ninja Warrior Teams this evening. I get such ... Read more

  • Raining like crazy

    1/19/2016 12:16:05 PM, by SUSANYOUNGER

    Proud of myself still did a mile in this rain and wind.... Read more

  • 1/18/16 - Bedtime

    1/18/2016 10:55:18 PM, by GORDON66

    When my favorite hair gel disappeared from Osco's shelves, I assumed the manufacturer had discontinued to product, so I starting using mousse. Since the mousse doesn't hold my hair nearly so well as the gel, I was pretty bummed. I was shopping at Target and saw the hair gel. I was majorly stoked,... Read more

  • 1/17/16 - Bedroom

    1/17/2016 11:49:03 PM, by GORDON66

    About a half hour ago, I went outside long enough to take the garbage container to the curb. It is zero degrees with a wind chill of -17. I sooooooooo appreciate my nice, warm house. I'm going to make a wild guess and say the kitties are glad they don't have to deal with the cold. When I sat... Read more

  • 1/14/16 - Bedtime

    1/14/2016 11:30:59 PM, by GORDON66

    During the last several weeks, the temperatures have been all over the place. We've also had snow/sleet/whatever, and that combo platter has been keeping my driveway pretty slippery. It's been covered with a thin coat of ice that I can't chip away, so I was happy that the highs today were in the l... Read more

  • 1/13/16 - Bedtime

    1/13/2016 10:43:25 PM, by GORDON66

    When I was driving home from the gym today, I was pulled over by the police. At a stop sign, I was told I was not coming to a full stop. Sigh. I got a warning. 244 I put more music on my iPod, so my cardio wasn't too terrible. 244 Had a lot of kitty time today. Purring is good for th... Read more

  • 1/12/16 - Bedtime

    1/12/2016 11:17:07 PM, by GORDON66

    Trainer Nick starts a full-time job on Monday. I'm very, very pleased for him. More snow fell overnight, so I cleared the sidewalks and driveway before heading to work. It beats having to deal with the white stuff in the evening. They may be clunky, but those big ole rubber boots keep my... Read more

  • Moved in

    1/12/2016 10:03:56 PM, by GIZMO2WICKED

    I signed on the house Dec. 30 2015 but was with out the internet for 2 weeks. So I spend my time moving in to my new place. I finely found my exercise things weights, DVDs mat, you name it. Our friends who helps use put it in my parents room it was turned up side down so my name was on the bottom s... Read more

  • 1/11/16 - Bedtime

    1/11/2016 9:54:33 PM, by GORDON66

    I was cold, and it snowed. The snow was light and fluffy and easy to shovel! 244 Got through my TRX class without my knee complaining. 244 It might not be too exciting, but I appreciate the calm and peaceful life I am living. Sweet dreams everyone!!! Leslie XXXOOOXXX... Read more

  • 1/10/16 - Bedtime

    1/11/2016 12:11:04 AM, by GORDON66

    I've been invited to a Super Bowl party!!! 281 It's gotten cold, so I'm glad for my car. It takes me places and keeps me warm. I'm also thankful that I filled the gas tank a couple of days ago when the temperatures were in the 40s. When the temperatures are dropping, a nice, warm bath i... Read more