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  • How inconvenient!!!!

    4/26/2017 5:37:35 AM, by EOWYN2424

    I have a savings account with some money but unfortunately, there is no atm machine at the new mall I went to! No shop even has machines to accept payment via debit cards! I was soooo upset, I really wanted to buy some plants but I didn't have enough cash on me because I spent most of it on my ... Read more

  • A new fav

    4/25/2017 10:53:40 AM, by PAISLEYOWL140

    I watch the girls today but their dad is dropping them off and he has a habit of not really telling you when he will drop them off. I've been up since 5:30 and I usually eat around 7 when the girls are still asleep but since their dad is dropping them off I was going to eat when they got here. Wel... Read more

  • Reminding myself...

    4/24/2017 4:17:05 PM, by GRANDMABABA

    I find great encouragement in reminding myself how far I've come. Remembering challenges and triumphs help me to want to continue working towards the healthiest me that I can be. I may be in maintenance, but there are always goals. I'm getting stronger, more toned, trying new foods, encouraging o... Read more

  • Sooo stormy

    4/23/2017 7:04:14 PM, by LUNADRAGON

    Watchful Pumpkin above, chill Peaches sleeping. Yesterday my phone blasted out a warning, there was a tornado in the area. Yikes! Having only lived here since October, I really didn't expect that. Within the next 30 minutes my husband and I both got two more warnings with the same blasting a... Read more

  • Back is almost 100%

    4/23/2017 2:17:04 PM, by PAISLEYOWL140

    My back is starting to feel a lot better. Here and there I get a little twinge but Im able to stand up straight. Since Wednesday (when it happened) I havent really been resting it. I still did dishes, help lift my grandma, fixed food, and did some cleaning. Today though I am going to rest. Im m... Read more

  • Not a good night for me last night

    4/23/2017 10:14:28 AM, by ONEAGLESWINGS19

    We spent some time with some friends last night. However the husband bragged about killing a dog and lying about it. Because of that I had nightmares about him killing dogs. This guy has serious issues and this is coming from someone who is a psychology major.... Read more

  • Back From Dinner

    4/22/2017 11:17:24 PM, by POETLKNG2LOSE

    Well we got back a while ago and there was only four of us there. me, my daughter and my friend and her husband. Who I believe has bad feelings when it comes to dogs based on the fact he got bit when he was a child. He regaled us with stories of children being bit by dogs as if to say all dogs are b... Read more

  • Cool, but great day to walk

    4/22/2017 4:31:17 PM, by GRANDMABABA

    My husband and I cheered our daughter on to her marathon victory (won her age division) today. I took her special water to her at two locations on the course and my husband went to a third location. Because the finish was only a mile from our home, I was able to go in one direction to meet her at ... Read more

  • Double Whammy

    4/22/2017 3:48:23 PM, by POETLKNG2LOSE

    Tonight we are getting together with our friends who we were separated from. I do not know if the other lady who was the cause of the split will be there or not. My friend does not know that today would have been the 40th anniversary for me and my husband had he lived. Not only am I getting over Lea... Read more

  • Day 13 Countdown to Overcome Cravings

    4/22/2017 8:20:21 AM, by OLDEROWL

    A trick of mine to overcome cravings is to think of a countdown to a successful rocket launch to weight loss. Count 5-4-3-2-1 Blast Off as follows: 5. This is just a craving 4. It will pass 3. I have strengthened my will to resist it 2. I can relax because I’m now in control 1. This c... Read more

  • Very concerned and worried!!!

    4/21/2017 4:32:51 AM, by EOWYN2424

    I know I said good news, my eprex has decreased, but today, it's a Friday and I owe the dialysis machine 700g! That's almost 1kg! And it's a weekend! I know I shouldn't say it but I feel doomed! My boss just rang me up and lectured me about being more positive but how can I be more positive wh... Read more

  • Gotta Stay on track despite a couple added challenges!

    4/20/2017 10:05:10 PM, by GRANDMABABA

    Too much salt and not enough water led to a couple extra pounds. I know they will stop away, but I do frustrate myself when I know better. But, got news that my heart is not behaving and also I have a nerve in my leg that is misbehaving. So have work-up with internist on 5/4 and MRI on leg on 5/1... Read more

  • Possible Neuropathy, IBS Issues, and Donations and IRS

    4/20/2017 9:24:42 PM, by POETLKNG2LOSE

    My daughter convinced me to call my primary and discuss with her about my numbness in my feet when I sit too long. She has it and her one leg is bad, the main nerve is dead. She could not see a neurologist at the time because she had no insurance. By the time she did the damage was done. She is conc... Read more

  • Great News!!!!

    4/20/2017 1:05:10 AM, by EOWYN2424

    I am sooo Happy!!!!! My Eprex injections has been decreased by 2 jabs a week!!! Which means I only require 4 jabs a week, not 6 anymore! This means a savings of at least RM200 a month!!! I have been taking my Iberet Folic religiously, that's why my bloodwork has tremendously improved!!! M... Read more

  • Binge Eating Disorder Recovery

    4/19/2017 9:14:00 PM, by CIARAMBLECKA

    In 2011 I suffered a serious double breakup that left me devastated and I fell into a very deep depression. I weighed 160 at the time, which was what I weighed right before I found out I was pregnant, so I had lost all my baby weight. But in the midst of the depression, I started gaining weight. I t... Read more

  • OMFG Are you kidding me?

    4/19/2017 8:59:36 PM, by PAISLEYOWL140

    Today I woke up ready to start my day. I did some light stretching and some simple yoga moves. Later on I did some adduction and abduction and some arm exercises using 3 lb weights. I then decided to plan out my day tomorrow. Outside by 9 to clean out flower beds, edge work, sweeping the porch, ... Read more

  • The scrapbook of Leah is completed

    4/19/2017 6:23:38 PM, by ONEAGLESWINGS19

    Today my mom and I put the finishing touches on the scrapbook of Leah. We will take pictures of the pages now since the memories are all written down for us to look at and remember her by. I put two poems of mine in it. One was My heart aches for you and the other was My last good bye. Mom's poem pa... Read more

  • We are worth it

    4/19/2017 4:55:34 PM, by GRANDMABABA

    We are worth every healthy choice we make. When I make a choice that is not good for my body, my mind or my spirit I always deal with at least a little bit of regret. Each time I weigh the choice I am about to make I remind myself that I am worth far more than any bad choice I might yet make. Mor... Read more

  • tiny moments of encouragement

    4/19/2017 2:28:59 PM, by LUNADRAGON

    That's me, Mrs. Storytime today. It went well, and I already surpassed my daily walking goal (5000 steps), and we still have Bible study tonight. I did the Very Hungry Caterpillar, a coloring page, a paper plate craft with pom poms to make a caterpillar, and round stickers for eyes. The... Read more

  • Another Beginning

    4/18/2017 12:35:36 PM, by GRANDMABABA

    Now that I'm healing from surgery to repair my shattered right wrist I am ready to begin weight training again as well as increase cardio. I am eager to add muscle back that I know I've lost over the last few months. Illness and injury can really wreak havoc with our bodies. Wishing everyone a st... Read more

  • Week 3: Done with Dieting

    4/18/2017 11:08:16 AM, by CIARAMBLECKA

    An important thing I realized this week is that in the long run, dieting never works. The diet/binge cycle only continues, and over the course of time, you only end up gaining more and more weight until you eventually end up digging yourself such a deep hole that you weigh more than you weighed when... Read more

  • beleaguering the briefest bbblog

    4/18/2017 9:20:05 AM, by LUNADRAGON

    Looking out my window, forget the rose colored glasses, I've got lace, and it is green out there! Good morning, I won't take up too much time. Although I got up early, waking in some pain, I got more sleep than some days, but never enough. I finished a work project yesterday, am ready to e... Read more

  • Distractions diversions and dimples

    4/17/2017 8:48:27 PM, by LUNADRAGON

    So along the way, there are always things to distract us from our goals i.e. Real life. Kids Kats kars katastrophes. Excuse my alliteration and lack of spelling corrections, it just looked fun. Trying to juggle so many balls leaves one on a short leash. That's me at the moment... freelance work, pa... Read more

  • Just for today...

    4/17/2017 1:59:11 PM, by GRANDMABABA

    I'm learning maintenance and one thing that works for me is to not look too far ahead. I hold myself accountable just for today for nutrition, exercise, sleep, fun. But, one longer term challenge is when I know I will be off plan for a bit for vacation, guests, etc. For those planned times I work... Read more

  • Struggling with grief and depression

    4/16/2017 9:39:39 PM, by ONEAGLESWINGS19

    Since I lost Leah; I have been struggling with dealing with grief which has now turned into depression. I am not willing to talk about the dog and how I feel since once I do the dam breaks and my tears start and take awhile to stop. I prefer to be stoic instead but I know that it is not good either.... Read more

  • Annoyed with self

    4/16/2017 7:41:48 PM, by PAISLEYOWL140

    I talk and talk about wanting to change and be healthy and then I just dont. Im really tired with myself. I need to get more serious and remind myself that its important for my physical and mental health to drop this weight and to become healthy. My lower back has been hurting these past few ... Read more

  • Easter Sunday -- Me and 2017

    4/16/2017 4:47:00 PM, by HYATTI1

    Let me say my heart is full and I am a happy woman at the moment. I have so much to be thankful for even with all the obstacles and illusions around me. I just completed selling my Vegas home and buying a new one. A few pics to share with you. ... Read more

  • Scrapbook of memories on Leah among other things

    4/14/2017 11:10:02 PM, by ONEAGLESWINGS19

    Today I put together several more pages on the scrapbook of Leah. I consider it my form of therapy right now. But I am still hurting a lot from her death. I have written more poems about her still. I accidentally deleted my blog with my second poem. I will take pictures of the pages when I have prin... Read more

  • Good Friday, Easter and other Holidays and Sundays

    4/14/2017 4:44:40 PM, by POETLKNG2LOSE

    Today is Good Friday but it does not feel like a good day today even though it is warmer a little. First because before we used to celebrate it at our first church; the second one did not have a service. It feels wrong because we are still grieving and we know we will not see our pet again. But w... Read more

  • 5 pounds down since Christmas

    4/14/2017 4:14:48 PM, by BONNIJEAN

    When I recorded my weight and realized that I am down five pounds since the middle of December, my first response was delight! Woo hoo way to go. Then negativity flared up. Only 5 pounds, it's been three and a half months. At this rate it will take you a decade to lose all you want to lose. But... Read more

  • What a week

    4/14/2017 8:03:21 AM, by PAISLEYOWL140

    I watch my cousins 2 little girls (4 and 1) 3 times a week. Monday and Tuesdays 7am to 330pm and Wednesdays 7am to roughly 7pm. This week was different. My cousin and her husband had tickets to a concert last night so my cousin dropped them off yesterday at 2pm and Im not to sure as to when she w... Read more

  • Grandkids +

    4/13/2017 7:04:42 PM, by GRANDMABABA

    Our son and family were here the last four days. We got together with our local daughter and her family as much as possible. Her one and his two little girls had so much fun. We are taking her one with us when we meet up with his family in Orlando next fall for about 10 days of fun. I fear we ad... Read more

  • Scrapbook, IBS,and Medical Rides, Benefits

    4/13/2017 2:47:53 PM, by POETLKNG2LOSE

    We have begun our scrapbook on Leah. We got the first page done last night. We put my daughter's poem on it along with different stickers and she used her calligraphic pen for the title. We got 2 pictures so far but found out we were out of colored ink so had to order some through Ebay. Got it che... Read more

  • Tiny drops in big buckets

    4/13/2017 12:25:10 PM, by LUNADRAGON

    Life is like a carousel, It goes round and round and round, and up and down. Little drops matter, tiny steps in the right direction become great strides. Today Here are tiny drops I did 6 minutes of gentle back stretches. I slept a little better. I am walking more. I packaged ... Read more

  • Week 2: Getting Ready for My Garden

    4/13/2017 7:57:27 AM, by CIARAMBLECKA

    https://youtu.be/GKSRyLdjsPA I'm a little late writing my Week 2 post, so it's a bit hard to remember everything that went on in Week 2 at this point. Week 2 was the beginning of setting some plans and goals in action, working on baby steps, and planning for success. I made a plan for fitness a... Read more

  • The Big D's

    4/13/2017 2:07:39 AM, by HYATTI1

    The big D’s I am not sure which road I am on right now DISTRESS or DISASTER, but they are both dangerous and I am so lost right now. My motivation is ZERO , not my mental capability, there I can be very motivated….thinking about what I want is one thing then getting around to doing it seems to... Read more

  • Paw prints On My Heart

    4/12/2017 6:15:15 PM, by POETLKNG2LOSE

    Paw prints On My Heart She left prints on my heart Right from the star Made me laugh and smile For a little while She was kind of funny And she was my honey Loving and adorable Furry and cuddable Protective and sweet Loved her doggy treats Never self centered She wil... Read more

  • First time in a long time

    4/12/2017 2:21:33 PM, by LUNADRAGON

    Probably one of my very last story times in 2010.... Prior to my back surgeries, Prior to my recoveries, Prior to my current editing/proofing freelancing I was a librarian. I mean, I still am, but I have been a librarian in a box, a librarian without a library home. Today for the... Read more

  • Give Yourself Credit Even at "Failure"

    4/12/2017 1:46:04 PM, by OLDEROWL

    Adopted from Day 4 of The Beck Diet Solution book: Many people struggle unnecessarily at dieting because they rarely give themselves credit for doing that which they figure they should have done, but are quick to judge themselves unworthy for simply being a human that is capable of making errors.... Read more

  • 100 Days Healthier

    4/12/2017 10:54:24 AM, by PIPSANDMSMAMA79

    Several weeks ago, I posted a blog about my kids celebrating a new school tradition at school called, "100 Day". This is a time for them to reflect on how much smarter they've become in the last 100 days of school. They either wear 100 items on a shirt, or dress like they're 100. They eat 100 goldfi... Read more

  • Didn't manage to exercise today! So upset!

    4/12/2017 8:39:32 AM, by EOWYN2424

    I was totally planning on exercising today but I took an afternoon nap that stretched on till 8pm. Now I have to shower and get ready for bed because I need to wake up at 5:30am tomorrow morning to get ready for work! I have been very tired of late because I have to wake up at 5:30am 5 days a ... Read more

  • Just because

    4/11/2017 10:36:16 AM, by LUNADRAGON

    There are good and bad things that happen every day. To each of us. All the time. We need to remember that, because as we deal with our daily struggles, we need to remember, keep in mind, be thoughtful, that every single one of us is dealing with something that feels insurmountable. This is a ... Read more

  • It's all about choices!!!

    4/11/2017 10:09:40 AM, by EOWYN2424

    I went to see Beauty and The Beast yersterday! It is a good movie!!! Surprisingly, Emma Watson was good and really shone in the movie! I really, really wanted popcorn but I hesitated in getting any because it was sooo pricey! What!!!? RM10 for a small popcorn, I yelped! Then after the mov... Read more

  • To be loved as to love

    4/11/2017 9:42:07 AM, by PATIMAGE

    Last week, I wrote a blog on my Spark Page, “On Discipline, Simplicity and Peace”. I was so blessed to receive so many comments during the day and week from other Spark members – comments that continued this morning. I felt so loved. It reminded me of a blog I wrote awhile back, one in a series o... Read more

  • My cousin, Brittany

    4/10/2017 4:30:50 PM, by PAISLEYOWL140

    She just posted a quick 30 sec, 2 exercises, on Facebook. Last year she became a licences fitness trainer but sadly she lives in Florida. Her family moved down there around 6 years ago. She just finished High school so she stayed here in Ohio. She moved back and forth for awhile but finally deci... Read more

  • Day Two

    4/10/2017 1:05:20 PM, by MARTIO1966

    Well, I obviously need to set some sort of reminders for myself to track my food as I had to go back and do catch-up yesterday. Hoping I didn't miss anything. The first week is always the hardest for me as I try to fit tracking into my work day. Hopefully, it will soon be a habit. ... Read more

  • A Never Ending Ache

    4/9/2017 12:45:05 PM, by POETLKNG2LOSE

    Here is a poem I just wrote describing my feelings now and how I am struggling to cope. A Never Ending Ache Oh, how I hurt inside Like something has died The pain won’t go away Stays the same every day Feel so lost and alone House just isn't a home Our buddy is gone I grie... Read more

  • Day One

    4/9/2017 10:01:24 AM, by MARTIO1966

    I'm going to try this thing again. I see it doing great things for others. Time to get serious again. I don't want another hert attack. Taking it a day at a time and thanking God for another day to do it.... Read more

  • Over And Done

    4/7/2017 3:37:01 PM, by POETLKNG2LOSE

    Here is a poem I wrote about the relationship or lack of betwen me and my sisters. Over And Done You ain't felt nothing Until you lose something Or Someone dear to you Don't tell me no lies And look me in the eyes \Saying that you love me When you walked away How I use... Read more

  • I have no luck

    4/7/2017 3:02:36 PM, by PAISLEYOWL140

    On the 28th I was sore from starting my new exercise plan the previous day. When I woke up Thursday my legs felt so much better but because my life sucks, I woke up sick. The previous week I didnt have the girls to watch because they were both sick. They were still a little sick but my cous... Read more

  • Tomorrow Is A New Day

    4/7/2017 2:14:10 AM, by PIPSANDMSMAMA79

    Ok, the cake is gone. I'm going to refrain from buying junk food this weekend when we go shopping. I refuse to give up. I noticed something really neat today while looking at my streaks. I was pretty bummed that I lost my 90 day steak for logging in because I got on after midnight. I decided to... Read more

  • One AND the other

    4/6/2017 3:29:55 PM, by PIPSANDMSMAMA79

    I've found one thing, and one thing only...ok, strike that. I've found one formula and one formula only to losing weight. It seems so simple, and on good days, it is, but it's also hard. I guess you can say that if you add "motivation" it's actually a 3 step plan. Ok, let's also add endurance and ma... Read more

  • Memories

    4/5/2017 2:56:36 PM, by POETLKNG2LOSE

    I am trying to write out my feelings about our dog. As soon as we get all the material for it we are going to create a scrapbook for Leah to remember her by like we did for our dog Buddy. Now here is a poem I just wrote about her again. Memories Oh God, my heart is sad Lonely beyond meas... Read more

  • I get to...

    4/5/2017 10:12:57 AM, by PATIMAGE

    (Image from panoramio.com) Several years ago, Pastor Joel Osteen gave a message on Perspective. In it, he described people who complain about their circumstances: “I have to go to work when I’d rather sleep in.” “I have to clean this messy house.” “Darn! I have to scrape the ice and... Read more

  • Still recovering from a small flu!

    4/5/2017 5:59:04 AM, by EOWYN2424

    I have a stuffy nose. I am hesitant to start exercising again before I fully recover. If I exercise now before I've truly recovered, I will get a full blown fever! I have been trying to clear my sinuses by blowing hard and now I have a bloody nose too! Sigh!... Read more

  • Another one in the books

    4/4/2017 11:55:22 PM, by LUNADRAGON

    Literally. I've been working on proofreading, but my stamina is rather "eh", because I woke early exhausted and back hurting. Grr. So I did maybe 3 minutes of stretching my ham string and did not make my walking. Tomorrow I have a lot of work to tackle. I rue that I haven't gotten back on the wii ... Read more

  • On Discipline, Simplicity and Peace

    4/4/2017 5:52:10 PM, by PATIMAGE

    I read an article today by someone called “the muse” on inc.com, about the benefits of habits and discipline. The author extolled the virtues of waking up at 5 A.M. every day, a habit that gives him two extra hours to ease into the day. “Just by waking up,” he (or she) said, “I know I'm takin... Read more

  • 2017: Check Body fat, Macros, Sleep, HRV, Pressure, Heart Rate -- Not Just "Weight"

    4/4/2017 4:29:03 PM, by MSBOOTCAMP

    Some other key things I keep track of besides just current weight. How about YOU? ** Body fat ** Food macros (percentages): calories, protein, fat, and carbohydrates ("slow-carb," low-carb for me). How much sleep. Measurements: Measuring tape, and how my clothes fit. Hea... Read more

  • Week 1: A New Journey

    4/4/2017 12:21:34 AM, by CIARAMBLECKA

    Yes, Week One. I'm starting over! Why? Because I have all new goals. I decided that having regained almost half my weight, I needed to start fresh, as if from the beginning, so I put a brand new ticker on my page with a new start weight (my current weight) and my goal weight and I hope to lose 58 po... Read more

  • Shattered wrist update

    4/3/2017 10:46:22 PM, by GRANDMABABA

    Got splint off today. May still need it some. X-rays show surgery is healing well. Plate and all the screws are doing their jobs. However, the other broken bone is still not together. Evidently the doctor wasn't able to pull it back together. So, will see if it comes together on its own over t... Read more

  • Nothing Good

    4/3/2017 7:50:42 PM, by POETLKNG2LOSE

    Nothing good is happening yet Added to the loss of a pet Now we have lost our Tuesday ride Want to go and hide What else can go wrong? It's like a blues song Sadder and sadder Like a mad hatter Crazier and crazier Hazier and hazier When will it end? Just around the bend ... Read more

  • Alternating Sleep

    4/3/2017 6:40:39 AM, by LUNADRAGON

    Observation: My sleep varies from night to night. One night good, one night bad. I don't like it, but at least I am figuring it out. I wake with back pain of one sort or another, want to sleep, but can't with the pain, so get up, walk, sit down for a while. Then try to sleep again. I am at t... Read more

  • Challenges of maintenance...

    4/2/2017 6:38:32 PM, by GRANDMABABA

    ...I thought when I hit my goal it would suddenly become a much easier journey. Surprise! I've continued to lose weight and am getting a bit anxious to stop the slide. Balancing calories and exercise at goal presents new challenges. I'm happy to be here, but am surprised at these new challenges.... Read more

  • My Fur Baby

    4/1/2017 9:24:34 PM, by POETLKNG2LOSE

    A tribute to our dog Leah who died on March 30th of this year. My Fur Baby Oh, my beautiful fur baby! You drove me crazy But I sure loved you Now I am sad and blue God took you away Now all is dark and gray You made me smile You had your own style Your funny little looks ... Read more

  • My Poetic Tribute to Leah

    4/1/2017 8:59:52 PM, by ONEAGLESWINGS19

    To Leah my dog who died 3/30/2017 The Dog Who Healed My Heart You came into my life When I was hurting from Buddy's loss You greeted me with a hello kiss You said good bye the same way You were there when I was in pain I was there up til the end I showed my deepest devotion t... Read more

  • 3 Month Progress

    4/1/2017 2:00:17 PM, by PIPSANDMSMAMA79

    It's been 90 days since I've started this journey and I've come so far. This month wasn't as successful as the first two, because I can remember a lot of times that I indulged in some food treats. I still made progress, but I do see the way that I could have probably done better had I eaten more veg... Read more

  • Fast Friday

    3/31/2017 11:13:50 AM, by LUNADRAGON

    First - I slept. Got up once, hurting, but was able to walk it off, then go back to sleep. Now, it is Friday. Ate my healthy breakfast - the usual - oatmeal, banana, blueberries, coffee with cream and sugar. And finally - I have a ton of work to finish, no time for anything else. Not sure what I... Read more

  • Tired Thursday

    3/30/2017 7:50:58 PM, by LUNADRAGON

    Ok, I am just getting a handle on things. I had to really think. Regarding my wii fit, after my back surgeries in 2011, I did not get back on the wii fit as much as before. I think that might be the problem to my back pain. I will aim to get on it every other day. I had a bad night sleep last nig... Read more

  • Catching Up

    3/30/2017 5:49:31 PM, by PIPSANDMSMAMA79

    Sorry it's been awhile since I wrote a blog. I never meant to take so long to do it. I'm convinced that March-May is the craziest time of my life. So so much going on as a mom of young school aged children. Piper, my 2nd grader is turning 8 tomorrow, so I've been trying to figure out what we're doin... Read more

  • Today I had to make a hard decision

    3/30/2017 2:50:56 PM, by ONEAGLESWINGS19

    My dog Leah was suffering and bleeding and I had to make the decision to put her to sleep. I am in tears as I write this.... Read more

  • Week 14: A New Approach

    3/30/2017 1:29:46 PM, by CIARAMBLECKA

    Week 14 was Spring Break and I had some new discoveries that changed the course of my journey for me and has made things a whole lot simpler and easier and a lot more fulfilling. I did a lot of thinking over spring break about why I would binge and why I regained half of the weight I lost and about ... Read more

  • Adult Fitness???

    3/30/2017 7:24:50 AM, by DREWSKI37

    I think that if I didn't have a job I'd be in remarkably good shape. Or a family to support. Or bills. A big part of me wonders how much of the "inability to lose weight and keep it off as one ages" is actual metabolism and how much of it is the stress of being an adult. My desk job keeps my fam... Read more

  • Four days of eating differently...

    3/30/2017 12:15:51 AM, by GRANDMABABA

    My husband and I flew out to pack up items we are bringing home or shipping to our kids from my mother-in-law's home. We ended up eating pizza at brother-in-law's, out to dinner alone, and finally ordering pizza for us and family helping up take stuff to a storage facility. Leftovers provided a br... Read more

  • Daughter's Birthday, Surgery, and Our Dog

    3/30/2017 12:02:56 AM, by POETLKNG2LOSE

    My daughter turned 37 today. We made jumbo stuffed pasta shells with salad and cherry meringue dessert today. Our dog was bad and scratched so much that we had to staunch her blood. We are hoping and praying that the dog gets to the point where we cannot stop the blood. My daughter loves her very mu... Read more

  • Using the wisdom of a gardener for getting better Health

    3/29/2017 11:22:28 PM, by OLDEROWL

    If you are one that said you would eat better and exercise more as part of your New Year’s resolutions but can’t seem to follow through with your promises. Well read this blog. WHY WE TEND TO FAIL: Getting the habits of eating better and exercising more are harder to maintain because our old h... Read more

  • Working it Wednesday!

    3/29/2017 9:56:38 AM, by LUNADRAGON

    Good morning! Sleep - check Wii fit 22 minutes - check Healthy breakfast - check Ready to rock my day - check Making it happen one day at a time, one step at a time, getting healthier is my job. But now I have work to do! Working at making healthier decisions. The roast turkey breast last night w... Read more

  • Endo visit, great BGs, Exercise

    3/29/2017 12:26:35 AM, by JLCONROD

    Endocrinologist visit went great. Referral to Spine for review of MRIs and bone scans for fractured L5 several years ago. Consult on chronic lumbar pain from fracture and collapsed discs (osteoporosis & ostropenia). Need back brace orthotic replacement. All day BGs have been perfect, Good news u... Read more

  • Almost blogged the Boing!

    3/28/2017 7:11:03 PM, by LUNADRAGON

    Oh Dear. You know what that is like. Sleepless. I mean... SLEEPLESS! I slept about an hour and a half before waking with my back hurting, and knowing there was no place I could sleep. I finally fell back to sleep early in the morning. My brain was going BOING! on top of all the sleepless, an... Read more

  • the Reflecting on my goal

    3/28/2017 2:34:08 PM, by BLACKFLAME28

    Over the month of the 5K jogging challenge, i feel like i'm at the pro level in jogging. At first, when it told me to walk for 1 minute and jog for 4 minute or 30 min jog, I cheating myself out by doing 2 min walk and 3 min jog. When it come to the 30 min jog, the same thing happening. But, on March... Read more

  • Am I fit?

    3/28/2017 2:20:46 PM, by SGOODMAN55

    I just don't know. I feel really unfit. I was walking for 1-2 hours a day, and doing 45 minutes of personal training 4x a week. I still felt quite limited though. I could run for about three minutes at a very slow pace, and my squats had perfect form. I can do modified burpees (down ups). ... Read more

  • Intermittent Fasting

    3/28/2017 1:52:05 PM, by SGOODMAN55

    I want to do intermittent fasting to control my calorie intake, but last time I did it, I got a huge headache. I don't know if I was dehydrated, my fasting window was too big or I just wasn't used to it. I think it was about 3pm by the time I got a headache. I'm used to skipping meals, especially br... Read more

  • Getting back into it

    3/28/2017 12:47:18 PM, by SGOODMAN55

    I need to go back to personal training or rejoining the gym. I've realised this isn't just about losing weight, its about getting my dream body, and it takes time to build muscle! It will take at least five years of dedication- probably two years just to lose all the weight to get to my goal. W... Read more

  • Nothing is holding me back

    3/28/2017 11:42:35 AM, by PAISLEYOWL140

    Yesterday just before I started my exercise plan my thighs felt a little tight. I did a quick warm up and then got to work. I was only a few counts in when I felt just how tight they were. I moved on to other exercises, not involving my legs, to give them a rest. I finished with some cardio and ... Read more