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  • So Freaking exited

    5/24/2015 9:18:09 AM, by ELLEMARI

    It was pouring down rain so badly that I couldn't hardly see. However I made good time riding my bike I left at 330 ish and got to work at 515 it was a lot faster I bought a new seat for my bike and it made riding so much easier I didn't have to stop I made such good time I am so happy I may be a... Read more

  • Yard Work

    5/24/2015 9:08:56 AM, by PAISLEYOWL140

    Friday, Saturday, and Sunday has been full of yard work. I haven't made it to the gym this weekend but that's fine because my 'gym' was outside. I cute down a lot of honeysuckles so right there is a lot of chest press. Weeding I was either bent over and stretching so there I worked my thighs and ... Read more

  • My first 5 k

    5/23/2015 11:28:50 PM, by LUNADRAGON

    Last Saturday I walked my first ever 5 k for Wounded Warriors. My son age 22 very kindly was my walking companion and coach along the way. When the hills got tough he chided me to keep my chin up so I could breathe better. I walked it in 99 minutes, and of the 27 people from my team, I was the las... Read more

  • I Can Change

    5/23/2015 2:22:42 PM, by SUPER_CIARA

    I've made a little progress in the past week and it's encouraged me to begin anew with redoubled focus. I'm right at my halfway weight point right now and I ordered the Aria scale that syncs with my Fitbit so when that arrives I will have an extra motivator and really right now I'm thinking ab... Read more

  • My Kind of Run

    5/23/2015 11:20:15 AM, by ALICIA363

    I wish I could capture experiences in words better, because this morning’s walk-run was perfect for me. First, I am at my physical best in the morning (except for the apparent need to process a lot of liquid 24 ). I have my greatest energy and strength then. I also seem to have better e... Read more

  • On the one hand...

    5/23/2015 1:12:57 AM, by WHOLEFOODLOVER

    I'm doing great. My only rule right now is to track everything, and I'm doing that. On the other hand, I'm eating stuff that isn't making me feel good, and not doing as much exercise as would be best for me. I am not going to be mean to myself. I am doing GREAT. But I wanna do better. And... Read more

  • Moving Again

    5/22/2015 8:53:49 PM, by CANYON_GAL

    I got a Summer job at Mt Rushmore. Yup, I will be flying out to South Dakota on June 5th. It's about 2 weeks away and I need to figure out what to pack in my 1 carry-on luggage. I have never been to the Dakota's before, so this will be a nice switch from the dry hot desert of the Southwest. I... Read more

  • The Road to Recovery

    5/22/2015 10:14:45 AM, by JADEDYETHOPEFUL

    Well, my friends, I'm at the surgeon's office at the hospital right now, waiting to see him for a follow-up. I'm still dealing with pain, though it's been a little easier, now that they've provided me with the proper medication. I'm also going through physical rehab over at the nursing home in Que... Read more

  • Feeling so dang on good

    5/22/2015 12:50:32 AM, by PAISLEYOWL140

    I just got back from the gym (midnight) and I think I got a good routine down. 10 min walk speed 2.5 incline 2.0 Abduction 3 sets 50 reps at 50lbs 15 sec rest between each set Adduction 3 sets 50 reps at 50lbs 15 sec rest between each set 10 min walk speed 2.5 incline 2.0 Leg press 3 se... Read more

  • Recapture

    5/21/2015 9:06:12 PM, by LEEBROWNLEE

    Recapture faded and lost memories, Rebuild a life once filled with joy. Renew and reacquaint, Duplicates sadness again reborn. ... Read more

  • Riding in the rain

    5/21/2015 1:47:36 PM, by ELLEMARI

    I woke up this morning and it was raining. I almost didn't go to work I recall not liking riding in the rain I laid in bed for an hour contemplating missing work When I looked at the weather I saw that it was going to rain until Friday. I couldn't miss work for a whole week because of rain... Read more

  • This, that, and a baby

    5/21/2015 12:03:24 PM, by PAISLEYOWL140

    Yesterday I didn't make it to the gym because my belly was upset. I plan to go tonight and I can go when ever I want since I don't have to watch the kid tomorrow :) I want to do bike, treadmill, adduction/abduction, and leg press. I like to work on my arms and back here at home because I got an i... Read more

  • Dare To Dream

    5/20/2015 11:09:24 PM, by LEEBROWNLEE

    Dare to dream big, and far, Reaching for those dreams up high. Grabbing the edge of time, Wondering just how high you've climbed.   Take hold of the edge of your dream, Stretch it as far as you can. Filling in the open spaces, With bright colors etched in love.   Dare ... Read more

  • Update...

    5/20/2015 4:06:56 PM, by JADEDYETHOPEFUL

    Hey folks, just wanted to let you know, I got moved to a nursing home this past Thursday to heal up. Unfortunately, there's no wifi there (not even a WEAK signal, how bad is that?) so connecting has been non-existent, unfortunately. However, I'll be sure to update as often as I'm able to get near ... Read more

  • Soreness Pending.

    5/20/2015 9:53:07 AM, by ELLEMARI

    I left my hosue 30 minutes earlier and I was ontime to work. but barely so I will leave an additonal 30mins earlier. I will improve faster as is the nature of biking. I still had to stop and walk but it was much more fun. I am sure by the start of june it will take me an hour, on my second day I ... Read more

  • gym day 5

    5/19/2015 11:24:12 PM, by PAISLEYOWL140

    My thighs are feeling a lot better than yesterday and earlier today so I decided to go to the gym. I'm really enjoying the gym and I wish we joined when they first moved in 3ish years ago. I was thinking it was going to be to much money and I was just scared. I felt like I was going to be judged ... Read more

  • Brown-Eyed Girl II

    5/19/2015 2:44:35 PM, by LEEBROWNLEE

    Where does it hurt, Sweet brown-eyed girl? When you're unhappy, It hurts me too. You are so lucky to be Surrounded by love. Between all your friends, And family, you have God too. Today's problems will be Yesterday's memories. Fading in the wind, While you begin ... Read more

  • Poor Thighs

    5/19/2015 1:14:59 PM, by PAISLEYOWL140

    I didn't make it to the gym yesterday because I over did it on the adduction/abduction machines Sunday. My inner thighs , as far as you can go up, were so tight. Today they are doing better, still a little sore. I plan to go tonight but just do the bike and treadmill. Thinking 30 bike, 30 walk, ... Read more

  • Death Of A Star

    5/19/2015 12:25:52 PM, by LEEBROWNLEE

    Photo taken by the Hubble of a star dying. Stars that sparkle, lighting our path, You wonder how long they'll last? View of a shooting star, Disappearing into the darkness, Dim as it passes overhead, On its last voyage in the sky.   Where do stars go when they die? Is there ... Read more

  • Good-bye, Week Two. On to Week Three.

    5/19/2015 9:47:18 AM, by WHOLEFOODLOVER

    I wasn't feeling great yesterday, so I went to bed early, without my usual evening SparkTime (and to be honest, in the morning, I was tired and forgot about this) so I'm doing my weekly report late. This past week has been kind of slapdash, but not bad. I haven't been super on the ball, but I'v... Read more

  • unwind from stress in a healthy way

    5/18/2015 9:45:36 PM, by OLDEROWL

    Don't stress yourself out by trying to change others. Learn that two people seldom respond to the same situation in the same manner, and the right approach is never confined to your own way. Don't fret over things that you can't change, learn to live with them. Life always includes some things th... Read more

  • An Accurate Scale

    5/18/2015 8:34:50 PM, by BROOKELORREN

    I mentioned in my last blog post that my scale is messed up and I need to get a new one. I can gain 8 pounds in my sleep... I know that's a talent. I don't think that I sleep-eat... I might notice that one. Then again, my daughter used to sneak food and leave the wrappers behind a chair in our li... Read more

  • GOOD-BYE MY LOVE

    5/18/2015 5:24:24 PM, by LEEBROWNLEE

    Now that I have let you go, I am lonelier than before.  The staircase to happiness, Is never ending and forever winding. Now that I have let you go,  Can't cling to memories that once were, Can't hold tight to the times that passed,  Must move on; create new times to ... Read more

  • Gym Time

    5/17/2015 7:52:18 PM, by PAISLEYOWL140

    We didn't get the chance to make it to the gym Saturday because it took awhile and a lot of energy to finish clearing out and removing the carpet in the sunroom. But we made it to the gym today 334 We did 10 mins on both bike and treadmill and then we went and tried out a few machines. I would h... Read more

  • Rx from "Dr." Alicia363: 10 minutes

    5/17/2015 7:49:09 PM, by ALICIA363

    ONEKIDSMOM calls them "piles of unmade decisions" in her blog today: www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_p
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    sp?blog_id=5929570 I have made much less progress on our house than I had hoped. The tummy bug that wiped me out on Thursday-Friday gave me enough time to create a... Read more

  • Rings In A Tree

    5/17/2015 10:43:03 AM, by LEEBROWNLEE

    Miss you more than I thought possible, More than should be allowed. Miss your humor and your laughter, The way you loved me forever after. The years ticked by and decades appeared, Like the rings in a tree growing wider each year. Tick-Tock, Tick-Tock, another ring in the tre... Read more

  • Worst Case Scenario

    5/17/2015 9:35:37 AM, by SUPER_CIARA

    I've dealt with some beautiful sadness in the past couple of months. I had so much social stuff going on in my life, relationship stuff, emotional stuff, stuff that I didn't know how to deal with, and it took me to a place of rather unhealthy disconnection. I stopped logging into Sparkpeople a... Read more

  • What Will I Do?

    5/16/2015 1:39:13 PM, by LEEBROWNLEE

    What will I do when I accept that you're gone? Continue to cry? Stop cooking for two? Buy concert tickets for one? What will I do when my memories of you fade? Stop crying altogether? Stop cooking altogether? Just listen to the radio play our favorite songs? What wi... Read more

  • Day 3 gym

    5/16/2015 2:44:37 AM, by PAISLEYOWL140

    The plan was to get up at 430 this morning to go to the gym but decided to sleep in because the back of my thighs are tight. I do stretch when Im done but I think it could be how I stand when I do yard work. Im bent over with my left arm resting on my left thigh. You can really feel muscles being... Read more

  • What makes you happy?

    5/15/2015 4:05:04 PM, by PUPPYBUG

    I'm doing a happiness project for myself (and for therapy) and wondering what makes people happy. For me, I've started a list of things: 1. Freedom (in my schedule) 2. No chores to do / being done w/ chores 3. Travel – especially England 4. Helping people (working) 5. Pets 6. Good food... Read more

  • Major Milestone Today

    5/15/2015 2:42:14 PM, by BROOKELORREN

    A couple of weeks ago, I decided to give up all sweets and unhealthy snacks... except at parties (birthdays, Christmas, etc.). It's actually because I'm praying for something, but the thing I'm praying for would do well for me to be healthy, so the fact that a side effect of not eating sweets (not ... Read more

  • WHO AM I TO CARE

    5/15/2015 9:41:10 AM, by LEEBROWNLEE

    What is it that makes me care, But who am I to dare? My lonely heart just breaks, But who am I to care? Your gentle touch moved my emotions, Led me to explore, The time that's passed and longing space, It's in my heart that breaks. I know you've passed and left my li... Read more

  • Need to vent!

    5/14/2015 8:04:20 PM, by PAISLEYOWL140

    I feel like I let my cousin walk all over me when it comes to watching her kid. I don't mind watching her but when I have a large list of things to do outside I cant get to them because I'm watching her kid. I told her once that I would have to move back the work when I have her and she says to ju... Read more

  • Lonely Planet

    5/14/2015 12:18:22 PM, by LEEBROWNLEE

    Loneliness eludes, no one. Lonely for a friend, A love, or a lover? No escape to be found. Stray animal at your doorstep, Abandoned or lost. Still stuffers loneliness, Longing to be loved. Await the tender caress, Of a human for love. No matter how large the planet, ... Read more

  • May 13

    5/13/2015 11:29:09 PM, by STEELERGURL

    Feeling pretty good today. Feeling strong. Volunteering a lot at my daughters school. Volunteering at church. Havent lost any weight lately but I feel healthy.... Read more

  • Second Verse, Same as the First?

    5/13/2015 1:17:00 PM, by JADEDYETHOPEFUL

    Have you ever been in so much pain that you couldn't even answer the phone? Or eat? Or do anything but moan and cry in bed? Ah, good. I was worried that I might have been the only one. Anyway, it's been REALLY bad since last night... I mean, probably the worst pain I've felt since befor... Read more

  • Day 2 A.M. Gym

    5/13/2015 8:17:47 AM, by PAISLEYOWL140

    Didn't get to bed till 1030 then my gram wakes me up at 230 something so when my alarm went off at 430 I was debating on if I should go. I was so tired. I got dressed, ate some grapes and a couple slices of turkey then added for the gym. 25 min on the bike and 15 on the treadmill. I was lo... Read more

  • Five things

    5/13/2015 6:30:30 AM, by WHOLEFOODLOVER

    I am doing the free one-week trial of SparkCoach, and I had to pop over here and blog, because I thought it would take more than a quick visualization to answer the daily visualization question they posed: Picture five things you want in your life, whether they are people, goals, experiences or... Read more

  • Chasing Shadows

    5/12/2015 10:27:47 PM, by LEEBROWNLEE

    Each day I drift in thought, Chasing a shadow through, An abandoned street. With each step I am closer to the shadow, I reach out, strain to touch, But the shadow slips through my fingers. I run, and run, trying to catch up, With the faded image before me. Stumble, pick m... Read more

  • Silly inspiration

    5/12/2015 1:09:17 AM, by WHOLEFOODLOVER

    Sometimes it's little, silly things that add motivation to my day. Today, I was sitting in my comfy chair, debating with myself whether I was going to do some exercise. My partner wasn't in the mood to do it, so I was thinking I might skip it, too. Then I opened up SparkPeople, and there w... Read more

  • The Journey of a Caterpillar

    5/12/2015 1:05:29 AM, by KIMPARKER3

    Hope you all had a! This caterpillar was spoiled by all her butterflies. I am so blessed to be a mother and also have such an awesome mother. Today is going to be a great day, I feel motivated and ready to go. I haven't been doing my food journal but hope to get with the program today. I am off ... Read more

  • Maybe It's a Monday Thing

    5/11/2015 8:26:16 PM, by ALICIA363

    Win some, lose some. So, last week I was able to find alternatives to diving into candy. This week, not so much. But every time I didn't ... I gave myself credit. And I brought home fewer things from the store than I could have ... and I gave myself credit for that, too. I didn't do my f... Read more

  • Good-bye, Week One; on to Week Two

    5/11/2015 11:58:45 AM, by WHOLEFOODLOVER

    Just a check-in at the beginning of my new week. I'm hoping to make this a weekly thing. First, some thoughts, and then the numbers: I wish I knew what motivates me when I'm motivated to eat well and exercise. I mean, I am not motivated by fear and self-loathing, and I don't hate my fat bo... Read more

  • Here Comes the Pain Again...

    5/11/2015 9:12:48 AM, by JADEDYETHOPEFUL

    Oh, dear Lord, the pain today is something diabolical and cruel. It feels like torture; it's as if someone has attached invisible needles to the nerves running from my neck to my left elbow, and frequently connects their accompanying wires to a diesel battery... or maybe a transformer station. In ... Read more

  • So I did it !!!

    5/11/2015 7:41:05 AM, by PAISLEYOWL140

    This morning I went to the Gym! I was on the bike for about 20 mins and then the treadmill for another 20. I wish I did more but this is still a great start. I wanted to start going in the mornings over a month ago but a lot of things got in the way. Last night I wanted to get to bed at 9 bu... Read more

  • update on health and school

    5/10/2015 11:00:03 PM, by PHOENIXREBIRTH

    update on school and health for those interested... Read more

  • Brown-Eyed Little Girl

    5/10/2015 2:57:01 PM, by LEEBROWNLEE

    Little girls with brown eyes, Are special starting with their heart inside. They’re pretty and sweet from the inside out. Creating happiness for everyone they're around. Little girls with brown eyes, Have the prettiest smiles around. Their eyes sparkle and shine, With eve... Read more

  • Uphill Battle

    5/9/2015 4:22:46 PM, by JADEDYETHOPEFUL

    Well, my friends, I know Mama Jane has been keeping you updated as much as she can, but I was lucky enough to get a connection here in the hospital where I'm recovering, so I figured I'd let you know what's going on. Okay, first off: the surgery went well *smiles* and I am now part-cyborg. I ... Read more

  • Not Feeling Well?

    5/9/2015 12:19:31 PM, by LEEBROWNLEE

    My concerns are real, When you are not feeling well. What can I do, To help you feel better? I'd cook you something special, That would make you feel all fuzzy and warm. But it would spoil before it arrived, You know how Express Mail delivers. So what I'll do is just... Read more

  • They Stare

    5/8/2015 5:16:08 PM, by LEEBROWNLEE

    The man in the moon stares each night, With a quizzical look in his eye. Checking to see if I'm happy or sad, Or in need of a friend from the sky. The sun smiles each the morning, As I awaken and begin my day. She also stares at me, To see if I'm happy or sad. The view... Read more

  • May

    5/8/2015 12:34:33 AM, by STEELERGURL

    Well May has started with a bang. I feel like crap. Everything hurts. I have no clothes. My daughter has no clothes and I have no money to buy them. I am tired all the time. Ugh!!!!!!!!!!!!!... Read more

  • Switching back to my "found" Fitbit; looking for workout challenges

    5/7/2015 7:27:25 PM, by MSBOOTCAMP

    After getting a replacement Fitbit, the 'old' one finally turned up. Why does it work like that? LOL. Then, I noticed SparkPeople would not connect to the 'new' Fitbit. And if I did connect it, I would lose all my earlier data. Frustrating. So, I've decided to switch back to the 'old' Fitbit and pic... Read more

  • New May

    5/6/2015 9:13:57 PM, by PAISLEYOWL140

    Since my grandma has to wear the cast for one more week (she is getting it off this Friday) I haven't been able to go to the gym. I have been a Zombie all week. I haven't slept in my bed since the 25th, I think. This Friday night I am going to bed at 9. Since this Saturday is going to be busy Im... Read more

  • Pick A Title

    5/6/2015 8:13:42 PM, by ALICIA363

    I couldn’t decide what to call this. Lies I Tell Myself, or Not Worth My Calories I want to take a moment to thank BESSHAILE, for shedding light on one possible reason why I haven’t progressed past page 28 in pink Beck. I don’t like to be told what to do, either. If I eat standing ... Read more

  • SparkCoach Prompt: How Do You feel Today, In 5 Words Or Less...

    5/6/2015 11:36:13 AM, by JUSTRY2

    Hopeful Sore Work In Progress ;D... Read more

  • Trying not to be discouraged

    5/6/2015 9:04:09 AM, by ANDREWMOM

    I know that the scale is a horrible way to keep track but I can not help it! It will not go down! goes up 1-2 then goes back down to just before my next goal.... tell it to stop teasing me!!!!!! 216 11 225 m... Read more

  • Cinco de mayo already!

    5/5/2015 11:59:07 PM, by MSBOOTCAMP

    It's the fifth of May, already!!... Read more

  • Can Do

    5/5/2015 10:00:15 PM, by ALICIA363

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  • Oh hey, I'm still alive!

    5/5/2015 8:00:32 PM, by RELAXEDBISCUIT

    So I haven't posted in almost two months. My life has been absolute madness, and I have spent a time without access to the internet. I have just recently moved house and life is settling down for my family and I for the first time in many years. I am happy and content and in a really good place to g... Read more

  • Eight Weeks

    5/5/2015 7:46:56 PM, by BONNIJEAN

    Yesterday I went to the DMV. After standing in line for a few minutes, I realized I had left the title in the car. Before surgery, I would have been so discouraged. Walking back to the car would have been a big deal. However, I went to the car, got the title, got back in line, stood for a much longe... Read more

  • Stress Journal Week #1

    5/5/2015 12:22:01 PM, by HELLOWORLD03

    I joined the stress busting Challenge today, yay! And as part of my week 1 action plan, I was instructed to start a "stress journal". I figured the best way that I am going to accomplish busting this stress of mine will be to address it first! The following is a list of 3 everyday stresses th... Read more

  • Setting Up A ReStart

    5/4/2015 9:55:50 PM, by ANDEEWI

    Or something like it! :) Some of you may have noticed I haven't been around too much - even for the teams I lead or co-lead - lately. Life, or life's problems, has been getting to me, and not in a good way. :( I am making some significant changes now! Not just here, but in many aspects... Read more

  • Talking to myself

    5/4/2015 9:02:30 PM, by ALICIA363

    MRSFANCYLADY had a featured blog post the other day, and I found this in her photos. 304 Today, when I wanted to give up and dive headfirst into the candy basket, being my own friend helped. In fact, when I treated myself that way, I was touched in such a way that it told me, I'm usually m... Read more

  • Busy weekend

    5/4/2015 10:26:10 AM, by ANDREWMOM

    really tired... ate plenty: Saturday was the Cub Scout car wash, can drive, food drive, and bake sale (can not say no to woopie pie!); then one of my son's friends had a birthday party (cheeseburger, chips and cake!). Sunday was another birthday party which hubby took him this time (YAY!) and the... Read more

  • The Journey of a Caterpillar

    5/4/2015 2:22:34 AM, by KIMPARKER3

    This fuzzy caterpillar is feeling marvelous darling! Hope you are too. Making lots of plans for the summer, as all my butterflies will be here together for the first time in five years. That means lots of fun and pictures. We are planning a photo shoot, so I need to be ready in my most beautifu... Read more

  • It's All About Time

    5/3/2015 12:23:43 AM, by HYATTI1

    I always tell myself that I want to do this or that but then here it comes...TIME sneaking in and putting a stop to my plans. I get asked to volunteer or help out and I want to scratch my head and say I would but I just don't have any extra TIME on my hands. Like most of us I think this has been th... Read more

  • The Journey of a Caterpillar

    5/2/2015 4:04:59 AM, by KIMPARKER3

    Happy May! May is a great month for us fuzzy caterpillars, we love the sun and gorgeous flowers all in bloom. I was so happy today as I spent it with all my butterflies. I especially enjoyed or 6 month caterpillar, she is such a fuzzy joy. She is definitely becoming a beautiful butterfly. I enj... Read more

  • update on pain issues

    5/2/2015 12:29:07 AM, by PHOENIXREBIRTH

    update on pain issues and bariatric surgery... Read more

  • Happy May Day

    5/1/2015 11:16:12 PM, by PAISLEYOWL140

    The goal for May is to eat out only once, Mothers Day. We made this goal because for the past couple of weeks we have ate out a little too much than usual. Also this is the month that I AM going to go to the gym 3x a week. The plan was to start that last week but because my grandma is in a cast a... Read more

  • I have posted before...

    5/1/2015 9:02:39 AM, by ANDREWMOM

    .... but he is so darn CUTE! ... Read more

  • Convene the Committee!

    4/30/2015 7:44:12 PM, by ALICIA363

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  • Go away...

    4/30/2015 9:16:42 AM, by ANDREWMOM

    2 lbs! Go away and let me reach my next goal!... Read more

  • The Journey of a Caterpillar

    4/30/2015 5:10:45 AM, by KIMPARKER3

    Morning all and isn't it a lovely day. Perfect for a caterpillar to bask in the sun. Which I already did a bit this morning with a nice cup of coffee. Ok for you health gurus you can have a cup of green tea. Actually I like green tea, I guess sometimes I am just a creature of habit. Anyway this... Read more

  • Did This Today

    4/29/2015 9:27:13 PM, by ALICIA363

    Yay, me.... Read more

  • RE: Screaming

    4/28/2015 3:18:08 PM, by PAISLEYOWL140

    Last week was just full of stress. I was mentally ready to go to the Gym in the morning and then my grandma ending up with a cast on her foot. We brought in a daybed to the living room for 2 reasons: 1. we took the carpet out of her room and the loose rug is dangerous for her with the cast, the re... Read more

  • Seven Weeks

    4/28/2015 1:28:56 PM, by BONNIJEAN

    My physical therapist is very pleased with my progress. Today I could bend at 115° and could straighten to 3°. The goal is to reach 120+°. Like many other things in life, physical therapy is hard, but very rewarding. When I bend my knees during the exercises, sometimes it feels as if the ski... Read more

  • Never Judge

    4/28/2015 6:53:12 AM, by ALICIA363

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  • The Journey of a Caterpillar

    4/28/2015 1:01:26 AM, by KIMPARKER3

    The beginning of a new day and this caterpillar is feeling very optimistic! I just watched a motivational video about filling your mind with positive thought and believing in yourself. I think you all should take a moment and tell yourself three things that you love about you. (I know you have a... Read more

  • 28 Days

    4/27/2015 9:25:19 PM, by ALICIA363

    ...until open house for DD's graduation. But who's counting? I am. Mt. St. OhMyGawd is alive and well. When I posted a picture of the new couch on FB, MOBYCARP quipped, "The view from Mt. St. OhMyGawd?" I replied it was the view from a nearby mountain range ... actually, thanks to creative... Read more

  • Slipping

    4/27/2015 10:56:31 AM, by BONNIJEAN

    Before I had knee surgery, I was at my highest weight ever. Then after the surgery, my weight was still high, probably because of all the IV fluids. But as I became more mobile, I dropped 12 pounds in 3 weeks. Dropping the weight so fast gave me a false sense of how much sugar I could consume. I've ... Read more

  • The Journey of a Caterpillar

    4/27/2015 1:00:34 AM, by KIMPARKER3

    Well the caterpillar is ready for a new and exciting day. I put on one of my butterfly outfits. Greens and gold. At first I was a bit uncomfortable, maybe I wasn't dressing my age, yes I am a mature caterpillar, but feel young inside. :) After a few hours of embracing this look it began to fee... Read more

  • Stopping to smell the lilacs

    4/26/2015 12:24:22 PM, by ALICIA363

    I grew up in a 900-something square foot house, with two parents and four siblings. In our backyard, I found freedom and solitude. And a row of lilac bushes. The smell takes me back to times I felt at peace. And the smell is nearby, because it is lilac season. I already know the lil... Read more

  • In Love

    4/25/2015 8:19:02 PM, by LEEBROWNLEE

    Never thought I could love, Anyone as much as I love you. Would not have shared my life, With anyone else it's true. Have felt so emotionally secure, Since you came into my view. My need for you is like, The need to sleep and breath. To have you near me, Is a dream I ha... Read more

  • Attention

    4/25/2015 8:29:59 AM, by ALICIA363

    Wednesday night, in the midst of a few days of food challenges, I went to the store. I saw the customer-service gal of whom I am very fond. “You’re getting too skinny,” she said, not knowing of the small and recent upward trend in my weight. Her comment didn’t bother me. I guess we... Read more

  • The Journey of a Caterpillar

    4/25/2015 4:32:14 AM, by KIMPARKER3

    Well the butterfly and I spent half a day yesterday going through my clothes. Actually the butterfly was quite impressed with my bright and colorful wardrobe but was puzzled as to why they were just in my closet and not on me. Simple reply, well...... when I lose weight, when my figure is better.... Read more

  • Oh, Sweet William

    4/24/2015 6:46:02 PM, by LEEBROWNLEE

    Birthdate: April 23,1564 - Do you not hear my heart, see my face in shadows, that long for your touch, along the way. Where are those words spoken, touch my soul, quench my thirst, for your attentions and worth? Have you not felt my breath, heard my thoughts, th... Read more

  • Getting more flexible every day

    4/24/2015 4:43:24 PM, by BONNIJEAN

    Physical therapy is making a difference. It is very hard at the time, but the benefits very much outweigh the discomfort. When I first came home, ordinary things such as getting in and out of bed were challenging. Now, for the most part, such movements are no big deal. Getting in and out of the... Read more