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  • Race Report: Fan Girl Edition

    5/1/2016 3:30:52 PM, by ALICIA363

    Couldn't find my cowbells. Luckily, DH has a backup cowbell that I could take. Couldn't find my knee brace. Hobbled along. I blame the rainy weather for making my joints ache. It couldn't possibly be the extra pounds I'm carrying ... 211 Knew enough from previous years to not drink a ... Read more

  • Really making this work this time.

    5/1/2016 1:32:25 PM, by CIEAIRA

    So I lost 2.7 lbs this week. So excited about that. Down to 272. :) Really watching what I'm eatting. I cut out fast food, and pop. I can do it this time.... Read more

  • Life is an endurance competition

    5/1/2016 10:42:18 AM, by YUKIJANE

    4 months has passed since my last blog post, and there were some changes and transformations in my life. My job as an ESL teacher has been continuing, and the relationship with my boss and coworkers is satisfying and well. To my surprise, this boss UNDERSTANDS my plan to be a publication tra... Read more

  • Going Well

    4/30/2016 4:15:52 PM, by JUNESHOPE

    4 I love love love everything that I am making. The majority of it is Vegan with plant based protein, but I do have a meal, here & there, with a small portion of animal protein. I honestly never thought I would enjoy a plant based menu, but I actually like my meals without meat, more than the ones... Read more

  • Jetting off to paradise!

    4/30/2016 9:33:18 AM, by GRANDMABABA

    No, I'm not heading to some tropical island or on some amazing trip around the world. I'm just going to visit my two sweet granddaughters ages 7 and almost 5. I get to visit them via Skype now and then, but there is nothing like a hug and then another and then another! Can't wait for the hugging ... Read more

  • Administrative Professionals Day

    4/30/2016 8:56:24 AM, by ALICIA363

    This morning my start page tells me: You are what you repeatedly do -- Aristotle LOL. I work as support personnel. There is nothing if not repetition in what I do. Fighting off boredom while maintaining accuracy and consistency is part of the job. This week was Administrative Profe... Read more

  • Just for the points

    4/29/2016 7:43:18 PM, by ALICIA363

    I'm posting to get blog points so I can earn my bonus spin. How pathetic is that? Giving myself credit - as I do this, I am pedalling the basement bike and typing with my thumbs. I am determined (stubborn). It's just channelling that trait properly that is the challenge! TTYL!... Read more

  • The best of the worst!

    4/29/2016 12:58:07 PM, by GRANDMABABA

    I couldn't resist the puffy package of potato chips calling my name at the grocery store. 40 I picked it up. I put it back on the shelf. I picked it up, read the nutrition label. I put it back on the shelf. I picked it up, read the ingredient label. I put it back on the shelf. I picked it up... Read more

  • Waddling to an Epiphany

    4/29/2016 7:42:07 AM, by BUGGY1968

    Every single day I worry about being fat, and every day I struggle with food choices. Despite my never-ending issues with body image, it has not kept me on track. I have fallen off the wagon, and apparently landed in a vat of lard. A few days ago, I realized I was truly bitchy. Not just ir... Read more

  • Fangirl Strategizes

    4/28/2016 7:55:44 PM, by ALICIA363

    I made a runner at work laugh when I told her I was planning my strategy as a fangirl for watching this Sunday's hometown marathon/half-marathon. Despite not running-training myself right now, thanks to this hometown marathon, runner siblings, experiencing the sport for myself, and discovering runn... Read more

  • Weight is coming off

    4/28/2016 11:46:15 AM, by JUNESHOPE

    244 The weight is coming off and I couldn't be more happy about it. It's only been 1 & 1/2 weeks, and I'm down 8 lbs already. My blood pressure is so much better, and the rosacea (red cheeks) have already calmed down to a faint pink. I'm no longer drinking cows milk, or anything animal dairy, exc... Read more

  • Under 300

    4/27/2016 9:35:22 AM, by SQUIDDY

    I weighed in this week at 205 lbs which means this is the first time I have had a 2 number in front since the 1980's. The thing I am realizing is that I feel better but that my destination is not a number but a feeling. My health and my fitness in the past has been a number (my weight) and not my ov... Read more

  • More Spring Pictures

    4/26/2016 8:36:27 PM, by ALICIA363

    Benji made sure I found the first tulip of the season by pulling me aside from our usual path. One block over and a few days later, a neighbor showed me double-blossom daffodils, I never new there was such a thing... The hyacinths have also come and gone, and the lilacs are almost spent... Read more

  • I love to watch my grown daughter ... she inspires me!

    4/26/2016 2:16:19 PM, by GRANDMABABA

    Our daughter has run competitively, since she was nine. In recent years, running has kept her sane as she has met a lot of challenges with her three children (13, 11, 6)...all top students, black belts in tai kwon do, gymnasts, science fair winners, water polo champs, youth group enthusiasts, etc.,... Read more

  • We did it!

    4/25/2016 2:41:53 PM, by GRANDMABABA

    Both my daughter and I had events Saturday. I walked in a charity event and ended up walking more than 8 miles. I was so excited to be able to get so much in. I got to the gym with my husband after so a very active day for this grandma. Our daughter ran a marathon and won. At age 38 she was... Read more

  • Inertia

    4/25/2016 12:44:59 PM, by SHOTOKIDO

    Having got away from regular tracking and blogging for many weeks, I'm finding myself working against a kind of inertia as I try to reinstitute the practice. I think the bottom line is that I have to assign the practice of tracking my nutrition and exercise a place of high priority and design... Read more

  • Reply to my last blog

    4/25/2016 8:53:35 AM, by PAISLEYOWL140

    Well I never made it to the gym this morning. I didnt get to bed till 1030 but didnt really get to sleep till 1130. Housework and a shower took a little longer than I thought. Would have been in bed at 10 but my grandma fell asleep for like 10 minutes and then woke up all confused. This made it ... Read more

  • Day 22

    4/24/2016 9:11:17 PM, by CIEAIRA

    Did a lot of stuff today. Woke up at a decent time. Cleaned out my closet, donated the stuff I never wore. Then hung out with my brother and went to a bunch of stores and walked around a bunch. Got stuff I needed for lunches. All in all a good begging to the week. I didn't lose any weight last ... Read more

  • Everything starts tomorrow

    4/24/2016 5:14:10 PM, by PAISLEYOWL140

    Today Ive been outside doing yard work; weeding, cut the grass (large yard), trimmed rose bushes (8), trimmed hedges, cleaned up what got cut off, and there is still A LOT to do. So now with my arms covered in scratches I sit here thinking about tomorrow. I plan to head to the gym. The thing is, ... Read more

  • Starting Over

    4/24/2016 1:42:49 PM, by SIDRA61

    Today, I am beginning all over again. One year ago, at the time I was almost 1/2 way to my goal, I was in a car accident that affected my abilities to be fully committed to an exercise routine. I continued to eat a healthy diet, but I still gained wait. Luckily, I didn't gain all of it back. So... Read more

  • Life at Home Weight - Quote from OKM

    4/24/2016 10:55:08 AM, by ALICIA363

    Wisdom from ONEKIDSMOM's blog on April 22nd: Life is easier at "home weight". It just is. I cannot have this life ease if I go nuts with food-like substances, or go back to couch potato status. This trip, even though I was not "eventing" myself, reminded me that even to "be there" at the specia... Read more

  • Dentures Diet

    4/24/2016 4:55:38 AM, by CANYON_GAL

    I finally got my top teeth all pulled on April 13th, and got dentures the same day. The dentures look better then my real teeth did 10 years ago . But I am still having trouble eating. I can not chew anything. So I usually have tiny bites of scrambled eggs and yogurt, or oatmeal for break... Read more

  • Tulip Festival

    4/22/2016 6:14:51 PM, by GRANDMABABA

    Today I got to go to the local Tulip Festival with a group of ladies after our meeting and a sack lunch. It was a joy to visit with my little carpool group and lunch group and then the group I walked through the gardens with. There was some wind, but otherwise a perfect day for a long walk in a be... Read more

  • 24 Days In...

    4/22/2016 2:36:41 PM, by KAT808

    I am really trying to keep myself accountable-- especially by using this site-- so I don't fall off the wagon again! 24 Days in- and although I've missed a day or two here or there, I'm still working hard! My newly acquired FitBit is helping as well. I am so competitive that I want to beat a... Read more

  • I finally get it!

    4/22/2016 1:37:52 PM, by JUNESHOPE

    551 45 140 Finally learning just how important fiber is. It's now one of the first things I look at before I buy or eat anything. I used to be scared of fiber and my GI system. But eating healthy with high fiber, is working out great for me, and because of some different health documen... Read more

  • I need this

    4/22/2016 12:12:59 PM, by PAISLEYOWL140

    Ive been getting up at 5 or 6 every day and all day I have felt drained. This is because I never get to stay asleep through the whole night. My grandma wakes me at least 2 times every night. A couple weeks ago she woke me up at 330am and wouldnt stay in bed. I would get her back in bed and once ... Read more

  • April 21st ~ variety

    4/21/2016 11:18:12 PM, by CRAZYWRITER

    Today is day 37 of working out. Sparkpeople suggests adding variety to your workout. For the first 30 days I came to the gym and walked on the treadmill. Then I figured hey I'll add variety to it. So I fixed up my bike and took a few rides. I walked around a park. I dusted off my old ddr ... Read more

  • Is anybody listening?

    4/21/2016 9:24:43 PM, by GRANDMABABA

    Some days I feel so invisible. It seems the people in my life who I really need to be there are not able to be for so many reasons. So, despite having people around I can feel very lonely. This has been a challenging week on many levels so I am ever thankful that I can come here to find others wh... Read more

  • Day 20...

    4/21/2016 7:50:22 PM, by CIEAIRA

    Doing good. No pop or fast food for over a week, almost two weeks. I went for a walk today only a mile but it was something. Been eating good. Not 100% healthy, but I'm staying on budget. I'm feeling so proud of myself.... Read more

  • New Goal

    4/21/2016 9:32:12 AM, by BONNIJEAN

    Spring and Summer Goal - 16 pounds Goal Date - August 11 Exercise Strategy - more steps, more walks, strength training Food Strategy - reduce use of sugar and sweeteners, continue eating gluten-free, more organic food, less processed food... Read more

  • Previous Introduction Text

    4/21/2016 9:11:29 AM, by BONNIJEAN

    How many new beginnings will it take to actually be successful? Well, at least one more. I'm doing the Spark Start challenge this time. I have been sidetracked by injury and arthritis. I have regained all of the weight I lost a few years ago. What's different? A new book with recipes an... Read more

  • HAPPY! to SAD!

    4/20/2016 7:28:12 PM, by GRANDMABABA

    67 30 I had the best time with my six-year-old granddaughter this morning...breakfast at Kneader's, two hours of very active walking/jogging/playing at a favorite park, lunch at Leatherby's Ice Cream Parlor. It was a spectacularly beautiful morning and early afternoon. 126 After her mom met ... Read more

  • Still enjoying it.

    4/20/2016 11:53:54 AM, by JUNESHOPE

    272 I been watching a ton of documentary's about food and health. I can honestly say that I feel completely comfortable with being flexi-vegan. I'm flexi because I will eat an egg from time to time, and still allow fish, occasional chicken, and if out with friends and they're getting ice cream, a... Read more

  • Beautiful Days!

    4/20/2016 12:21:17 AM, by GRANDMABABA

    It's been a joy to be outdoors this week and it will be even warmer in the days to come. I've gotten in extra walking and strength training lately. Am hoping I can continue day by day without any interruptions. As my husband recovers from surgery he is able to do a bit more each day. It is so ni... Read more

  • Day 17...

    4/19/2016 8:34:33 PM, by CIEAIRA

    I felt so good today! Woke up with my alarm. Had a great day at work. Played outside with my doggie. Did some chores, watched a show I needed to catch up on. Then made dinner. It was an amazing day. I haven't measured my self in a while, but today decided to. I wasn't disappointed what so ever.... Read more

  • Potential

    4/18/2016 7:25:58 AM, by ALICIA363

    When all hope is lost, remember: Small changes, consistently applied, produce big results. ... Read more

  • Fresh Air

    4/17/2016 11:54:53 PM, by SHOTOKIDO

    Pollen Palooza seems to be over. My sinuses and my cardiovascular fitness are deeply grateful. Finally, I can breathe and exercise freely again.... Read more

  • Sacrafice and Die

    4/17/2016 12:58:08 PM, by LEEBROWNLEE

    We leave behind the trampled souls, Leave the land to bury its own. Our prayers go out to all who gave, Their lives so precious to those they saved. So much unrest today. Was there always so much hate? Is it the population growth, That makes it appear much more unrest? Is it un... Read more

  • Day 15...

    4/16/2016 10:11:43 PM, by CIEAIRA

    Things are going good. Haven't had fast food since Monday, and no pop since Tuesday. I've walked my dog twice this week. And guess what? Beat my goal for this summer, and walked over 4 miles on Friday. It was amazing. I loved it. This is the best change I've had, and I'm going to stick with it. N... Read more

  • Easy day.

    4/16/2016 3:45:19 PM, by CIEAIRA

    After a long day yesterday, and work this morning. My body is tired, and I'm going to let it rest. My job is pretty active, so that'll be my work out for today. Seeing as how it's still new and I've only been there 2 months. The 4 mile walk kicked my butt and Elsa's. We both slept so good last nigh... Read more

  • Yay!!

    4/15/2016 7:47:17 PM, by CIEAIRA

    Hit my goal of 4 miles. I went for a walk with a friend and my puppy. We didn't 4.42 mi. It was so nice. :) Longest walk me and the dog have ever been on together. Elsa (my doggie) passed out on the car ride home. Feeling really good. Feet are a bit sore. But I'm proud of myself.... Read more

  • Jump rope, jumping jacks, and hop scotch

    4/15/2016 5:33:32 PM, by GRANDMABABA

    A couple days ago I took care of my six-year-old granddaughter. Usually she gets pretty scattered and we do many different things in the four hours we have now and then. This time was different. For about 2 1/2 hours we played school....she loves kindergarten. Within that context her imagination... Read more

  • Amazing :)

    4/15/2016 1:40:49 PM, by CIEAIRA

    Yesterday me and my dog went on a 2.88 mile walk. Last year our last walk was 3 miles, so this is a good start to the year. Planning on being able to walk 4 to 5 miles by the end of summer. My new job is so active that it's getting me fit. Plus it's something I love doing. I ended up quiting my o... Read more

  • Dragging

    4/14/2016 9:47:33 PM, by GRANDMABABA

    I only got about two hours sleep last night. Pain level was high and dh was snoring. He'd taken a sleeping pill to get a better night himself as he continues to push a bit too hard as he recovers from double fusion back surgery. So, tonight if he is restless or snoring I will move to the guest ro... Read more

  • Seeing a Nutritionist

    4/14/2016 6:19:30 PM, by SUPER_CIARA

    I saw a nutritionist today and it was a great experience. She said that my strategies for moving forward right now are awesome and that I already know everything so she wasn't sure she had helped me, but that if I start to struggle in the future, I should see her again. She said she was happy about... Read more

  • Mindful Eating

    4/13/2016 12:52:57 PM, by SUPER_CIARA

    Binge-eating disorder has made me look for ways in which I can be a more mindful eater. What I'm really trying to do is address the emotions that are going on for me when I'm binge eating. I've been tracking my calories, which is helpful to a point, but what I've now started doing in addition to th... Read more

  • Flexi-Vegan

    4/13/2016 11:24:23 AM, by JUNESHOPE

    41 There may be an actual word for it, I don't know.. but I am eliminating all animal based dairy products and red meat, and eating fish & chicken only sparingly. I've watched Forks Over Knives several years ago, and liked what I saw the first time, but didn't think I could follow such a plan... Read more

  • Early bird...

    4/12/2016 5:31:25 PM, by PAISLEYOWL140

    I got up this morning at 5 and went right into house work. Dusting, vacuum, dishes, laundry, moping, cleaned all the door knobs, stove top, and straightened up. Oh and I cleaned out the fridge. I also organized it and realized we need for fruits and veggies. It was nice to get up before every... Read more

  • Cheat Day!!

    4/12/2016 1:04:08 PM, by KAT808

    I'm sorry!! I saw this and just loved it!! Is it bad that I feel this way sometimes! LOL!... Read more

  • Not feeling so well...

    4/11/2016 7:20:04 PM, by CIEAIRA

    Not feeling so well today. Haven't wanted to do much. Feels like I'm coming down with the flu or something. I just can't wait for warmer weather.... Read more

  • Don't Hurry...Small Changes = Great Habits!

    4/11/2016 1:47:49 PM, by GRANDMABABA

    I just submitted this as a Secret of Success and decided to share it here, too. Each of us is on a very different journey. For me a big key to moving to a healthier me has been making one kind of change at a time until it becomes habit. Once a new habit has really taken up residence in my life, I... Read more

  • Weight Belt???

    4/11/2016 12:43:42 PM, by GRANDMABABA

    I walk a ton and sometimes can jog a little in the mix. I've walked an average of more than 10,000 steps per day for the past almost 12 weeks. I did walk quite a bit before I started tracking to assure I'd be over 10,000. However, I just got word that I have osteopenia and the nurse recommended w... Read more

  • April 11th ~ Goals

    4/11/2016 12:25:41 PM, by CRAZYWRITER

    Hey Sparks. I've talked about goals but I have really only done my short term goals. So I'm gonna list at all my goals here in this post. April goals: 30 mins Writing or Art 30 mins exercise 6,000 daily steps 1 job application a day Stick to my meal plan 8 hours of sleep 30 m... Read more

  • April 10th ~ Noticing

    4/10/2016 11:28:04 PM, by CRAZYWRITER

    So Today logs day 26 at the gym. Some crazy awesome things have happened in the past three week (two more days till 4). The biggest thing is people are noticing and commenting on what I'm doing I go to a gym at my apartment. Its open 24-hours and has lifting and cardio equipment. It is act... Read more

  • Beautiful day

    4/10/2016 9:39:31 PM, by GRANDMABABA

    Today was a joy. Began with worship and Sunday School. Went back to church this afternoon for the Spring Choir concert that included four amazing groups including one college group of about 40 voices preparing to tour France in a few weeks. Between all of these I got to visit with one of my care ... Read more

  • Eye of the Tiger

    4/10/2016 8:34:55 PM, by PAISLEYOWL140

    So Im pretty much all talk no action. I cant remember the last time Ive been to the gym. Ive been trying to get to bed around 830/9 but my gram still gets up a couple times through the night and mess with the gate till I wake up. This makes me tired all through the day and I just feel like bluh. ... Read more

  • Spring

    4/10/2016 7:12:09 PM, by CIEAIRA

    I want spring... Read more

  • When will spring be here!

    4/10/2016 3:22:57 PM, by CIEAIRA

    I want nice weather, so I can go outside and take walks. Enjoy nature, and take my dog out. Michigan, is so crazy, It's 60 degrees and sunny one day, and then 20 and snowing the next. I have spring fever, and I want to enjoy it.... Read more

  • Love those little red dots!

    4/9/2016 6:54:49 PM, by GRANDMABABA

    I have just begun watching my fitbit tracker's dots for movement each hour. It is really fun to try and get some movement in each hour during my days. I have it set for a 12 hour period, but may increase that to catch other hours. I may even set at 24 hours if it lets me. Seems I'm up and down m... Read more

  • Working two jobs...

    4/9/2016 6:14:35 PM, by CIEAIRA

    Working two jobs has made me exhausted. I don't get enough sleep, and my body aches all the time. I've had one day off the past couple weeks, and I spent that sleeping in. My house needs to be cleaned, but I don't have the motivation to do it on my only day off.... Read more

  • Day off.

    4/8/2016 5:31:30 PM, by CIEAIRA

    Today was my only day off for the next week or so. I slept in late, was actually able to get more then 6 hours of sleep. It felt good. However I over slept and got about 14 hours. Which I believe my body needed. So I'm okay with it. ... Read more

  • April 8th ~ Mirror Mirror

    4/8/2016 4:33:06 PM, by CRAZYWRITER

    There is a mirror at my apartment gym, (actually there are tons of them) but there is one, right next to the treadmill I use everyday. So everyday I look over at myself exercising. This mirror has caused something incredible to happen. Now let's talk about mirrors 25 days (woo 25 days already!)... Read more

  • And She Huffed and She Puffed and She Got Her Food Tracked

    4/7/2016 8:01:35 PM, by ALICIA363

    At this point in the work week, I am tired. And tired can lead to really poor behavior choices on my part. BUT ... I have a clear goal in mind. I can see the 130's again, and I will. That is the top end of healthy BMI for me, and I mean to be there by my doctor appointment. So, for two ... Read more

  • Forward Progression & Thoughts on Binge-Eating

    4/7/2016 3:14:30 PM, by SUPER_CIARA

    Over the past week, I've now reached an 8-pound loss and am steadily moving in the right direction. I feel more secure about my ability to move forward again, and seem to be recalling all of my past strategies for success as well as redeveloping the mindset that has always propelled me forward from... Read more

  • Mindless Motion

    4/7/2016 11:41:34 AM, by GRANDMABABA

    Lately I've been moving without much thought while I'm doing other things. This morning as I watched/listened to a news program I decided to just walk around the room. Before I knew it I was feeling a little sweaty, my heart rate rose a little and I had walked more than 4600 steps. I still plan t... Read more

  • A Long Way To Go. (Or, Learning Boundaries)

    4/7/2016 10:05:23 AM, by FIAZOE

    I don't think it's a secret that I'm bad with boundaries. Like, really really really bad. That is, I don't know how NOT to do too much for my husband. But I'm trying. I have to tell you, though, it's not just me. My husband has been quite content to let me do all the work on his behalf. ... Read more

  • April 6th ~ Streaks

    4/6/2016 11:43:19 PM, by CRAZYWRITER

    Today was my 22 day at the gym and 22 day logging in to sparks people. I'm holding on to this number like its a liferaft. I set a huge goal for April, 8 seperate goals that were all important to me (and still are) yet everyday I seem to be falling short. I make some and I miss some. Its been f... Read more

  • Day 5.

    4/6/2016 10:08:26 PM, by CIEAIRA

    Again not pop. So yay me. Didn't sleep well last night, I was exhausted this morning. Ended up taking a 5 hour nap. I need it seeing has how I've only been getting 4 to 5 hours of sleep. It was nice.... Read more

  • Emil . . .Your Horoscope

    4/6/2016 9:04:03 PM, by LEEBROWNLEE

    Love like a flash in the sky above, Moving so fast you haven't a chance to escape. Capturing your heart like a comet on a mission, Feeling that explosive emotional feeling. Meteoric love encapsulates your heart, Calling on your mind to follow close behind. Staying in step with your em... Read more

  • When He Just Doesn't Get It...

    4/6/2016 5:45:39 PM, by FIAZOE

    I thought we were on the same path. Hubby seemed to be adjusting to low-sodium diet life fairly easily. Until today. Hubby came home from work. Hubby made sandwich out of roast beef I bought for his lunches, while saying, "Can I eat this roast beef?" I asked, "Did you calculate your sodium i... Read more

  • Back to the Gym

    4/6/2016 2:41:55 PM, by GRANDMABABA

    I just got back to the gym last week when my husband's back had recovered enough from surgery to go there himself. I love to use the rowing machine and sometimes that's all I have time for as dh still cannot workout long. But, yesterday he got busy chatting with someone so I had time to do rowing ... Read more

  • Advice for the day...

    4/6/2016 8:38:27 AM, by TRIANGLE-WOMAN

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  • Overall

    4/5/2016 10:46:47 PM, by CIEAIRA

    I'm feeling really proud of myself. I know I can do this. I want to try and lose at least 50 lbs this year. I did 20 last year. Which all in all is better then noithing.. 50 lbs a year means 4.16 lbs lost a month. That's not bad. I think it's reasonable. I'd love 100 lbs in a year, but idk if th... Read more

  • Checking In and Choosing My Hard

    4/5/2016 8:03:40 PM, by ALICIA363

    Golly, I'm not sure what I want to write, but I know I want to check in. Family has come and gone for MIL's funeral. DH and DD seem to be doing well. I went through some appetite loss and sleep disruption; I was a little surprised by that, since there wasn't much affection in my relationship ... Read more

  • Day 4:

    4/5/2016 7:09:07 PM, by CIEAIRA

    No pop again today, that's two days in a row. I thought about having one after my walk, telling myself I deserved it... but then realized why should I give my body crap, when it just worked so hard. So I made green tea instead. I did all of my goals for the day. Even actually took my dog for a sh... Read more

  • Yay

    4/5/2016 6:13:17 PM, by CIEAIRA

    No pop today. Go me!... Read more

  • Funny but #Truth

    4/5/2016 5:09:00 PM, by KAT808

    Saw this today and it made me laugh. Hope it brings you a chuckle! ... Read more

  • Choices

    4/5/2016 10:25:06 AM, by SUPER_CIARA

    In therapy yesterday, we talked about perfectionism and the 70% rule. It suggests that it's practically impossible to consistently reach 100% or get a perfect "10" in any endeavour. You can try, but you will put a lot of extra effort and sweat for very little return. You would make better use of yo... Read more

  • April 3rd

    4/4/2016 11:54:11 PM, by CRAZYWRITER

    Today brought a sickness with it that I just couldn't shake. Stuffy nose and sore throat kept me in bed until I went to work. I'm not mad at myself. I went to the gym for a short 20minutes which is still great. Other than that I let my body rest... Read more

  • Day 3:

    4/4/2016 9:58:07 PM, by CIEAIRA

    No pop today. Yay. I did have fast food though. I had the gyros from Arbys. I did get in some green tea, and a lot of water. Felt pretty good about my day. Did some cleaning and some exercise. Feeling proud. I can do this again. I was tired though from women stuff, and not enough sleep. Here's... Read more

  • Working late..

    4/4/2016 6:47:31 PM, by CIEAIRA

    I work late some nights.. I don't get home till about 10 pm. Then make dinner and go right to bed for work at 7 am in the morning. Should I stop wanting to eat dinner with my bf, and just eat it at work?... Read more

  • A Year of Healing, Sadness, Joy

    4/4/2016 5:09:04 PM, by GRANDMABABA

    Today marks the one year anniversary of my mom's death. I moved 700+ miles from my home and family to care for her often during the last three years of her life. I provided care 24/7 the last six months. So, at the end I was sad, but also just so exhausted. It was good to get home. It has been ... Read more

  • Why Aren't We Talking More About Sodium?

    4/4/2016 10:38:31 AM, by FIAZOE

    Last week, at our annual preventative cardiology checkup, the doctor gave my husband a prescription for water pills to reduce his sodium levels (and consequently, lower his blood pressure). Turns out that sodium is super bad. Not in normal amounts - we do need SOME of it. But as with most thin... Read more

  • A Brief Update

    4/4/2016 8:59:00 AM, by FIAZOE

    Last Friday we had our annual appointments with our cardiologist. We started them last year as sort of a preventative measure. The doctor was concerned about my husband's blood pressure, so he prescribed a water pill for my husband. I think finally being prescribed medication gave my hubby pause...o... Read more

  • Time with our teen grandson

    4/3/2016 10:06:39 PM, by GRANDMABABA

    We had such a great time getting to be with our oldest grandchild this weekend. We cheered on his JV Water Polo Team as they crushed all the opposition to win a 24 hour tournament during which he played eight games. He excels in several sports, is a straight A student, enjoys his church youth grou... Read more

  • April 2nd

    4/2/2016 11:55:29 PM, by CRAZYWRITER

    So I did a precentage on yesterday and I reached my goals 56.25% of the way. For Day One I'm really excited about this. Today I woke up and made myself a delicious meal. I was a little concerned about having egg for breakfast but... I loved this. I'm not a huge fan of eggs, they normally m... Read more

  • April 1st

    4/1/2016 11:51:24 PM, by CRAZYWRITER

    Today included an impromptu dance party grocery shopping three breakdowns delicious food and the Cupid shuffle on my treadmill. My day started off well. A friend challenege do me to an impromptu 3 minute dance party and it started my day off on a good note. Grocery shopping on a budget lea... Read more

  • The Devil's Bugs

    4/1/2016 11:16:35 PM, by AOLIVER2016

    234 There are certain bugs 420 out there I consider the Devil's 18 unlike the lady bug, butterfly, and June bug. 224 the 148 and 88 They are some spiders, fleas, cockroaches, ants, and worst of all the bed bug cause they are the hardest to get rid of. 420 234 The latter is what kept me... Read more

  • Day 5 of my Streak

    4/1/2016 8:30:06 PM, by TRIANGLE-WOMAN

    On target, in the zone, full steam ahead!! Have a great weekend! ... Read more