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  • Thursday 12/14/17

    12/16/2017 9:24:47 AM, by BLESSOME

    Interesting day. Went to a Living well through treatment class that covered nutrition, exercise, emotional well being, financial information and day to day things that come up. Information was provided about what kinds of services are available and it was a very nice presentation. Work is wor... Read more

  • saturday

    12/16/2017 9:23:02 AM, by NIGHTSKYSTAR

    going in to attempt to get a neighbor girl said she would come help me get it set up tomorrow. so i need to get it first!!! but this will save my stepdad from horking it..he wont let me help and he shouldnt be doing i'm saying yes!!... Read more

  • Saturday

    12/16/2017 8:34:37 AM, by EVILCECIL

    Trying to put the finishing touches on what little Christmas decor we're doing this year. It'll be different but it's more about being together than decorations. Hope everyone is having a good day! 386... Read more

  • Back on track.

    12/16/2017 7:50:05 AM, by TSHRIGLE

    Thanksgiving derailed me and I've been battling to get refocused since! Nothing like the call of the wild to get realigned! On my way to hike with a dear friend.... Read more

  • Listening to My SparkFriends

    12/16/2017 6:07:37 AM, by JSTETSER

    My one word of advice: Listen to your SparkFriends. I have grown as a person and gained much better health from listening to them. Now let me explain a bit about my Spark journey. I have been Sparking for 8 years. I started by using the food journal, and then the exercise journal. Every d... Read more

  • Friday

    12/16/2017 12:50:09 AM, by PIPPAMOUSE

    Well, we've had crappy sleep, again. It's bound to get better, but dang do I want that to happen sooner than later. We have a plan in place to get my kids enrolled in preschool. I do need to get my computer up and runnng to get access to our online medical records, but then I feel pretty confid... Read more

  • TGIF

    12/15/2017 7:34:38 AM, by EVILCECIL

    Can't believe we're half way through DECEMBER of 2017! 2018 is around the corner - where did the time go? I need to be more conscious of how I'm spending my oh-so-valuable time. Hope everyone is using their time well!! Have a great Friday and wonderful weekend!! 386... Read more

  • Silencing the voice of temptation

    12/15/2017 5:13:06 AM, by JSTETSER

    My new challenge is learning to ignore the temptation of eating too much food through the holidays. Just a few small strategies go a long way. Today I worked at a desk where a wonderful teacher left a candy bar for me. It took me lots of strategizing to leave that snack alone all day long. ... Read more

  • Thursday

    12/15/2017 12:38:58 AM, by PIPPAMOUSE

    If you've read my blog this fall you may know that I did a 5% challenge, and met my 5% goal. Well, I decided to throw caution to the wind and not only participat again, but also step up to be a leader in th team. I will be working with others to keep the challenge fun and exciting and motivating. An... Read more

  • friday

    12/15/2017 12:28:07 AM, by NIGHTSKYSTAR

    woke up to 10 below...brr!! love it!! got the shopping done, everything isnt put away. my 4 pm pickup cancelled and is coming that was a good thing. wrap some...i didnt get the tree too many groceries plus i couldnt get the back open. hopefully tomorrow or sat... Read more

  • Wednesday 12/13/17

    12/14/2017 10:06:50 PM, by BLESSOME

    As happy as I was to be back at work yesterday, I was even happier to be able to go home today. Crazy busy, crazy crazy and crazy pointless; 3 things I hate. Food was OK till just before bed. Too much fat, too much sauerkraut. I think it was because work all but sucked today, I was tired, I'... Read more


    12/14/2017 9:35:55 PM, by ANACORAZON

    It was quite cold today (45 F; 7 C), but I prepared myself better, using a pair of thick jeans over my tight workout pants, and my two jackets over a thick t-shirt. I also used a headband to protect a bit my forehead. My BEFORE picture MY SURPRISE GIFT: There was mist on top of the lake a... Read more


    12/14/2017 8:28:03 PM, by ANACORAZON

    On Wednesday, I went for my morning walk, as usual, This is my BEFORE picture It was very cold, so cold that the ibises took over a sunny spot In the afternoon, my son invited me to go for a walk with him, He makes me walk fast. He was making me laugh with goofy jokes ... Read more

  • thursday

    12/14/2017 8:31:11 AM, by NIGHTSKYSTAR

    Hoping my car starts!! its 8 below zero..fahrenheit. Lucy may think its fun and want to stay out, but shes not going to... workout is done. have to take all packages to the PO..then do some grocery shopping..taking my VERY pregnant Mennonite neighbor so she can get hers done, too. then i'll have t... Read more

  • Up for a Challenge?

    12/14/2017 8:21:01 AM, by TIPHI1228

    2018 Winter 5% Challenge Invitation This is your invitation! Are you looking for a way to get fit, lose weight, and have fun along the way? Check out the 2018 Winter 5% Challenge! Team members will work towards losing 5% of their starting weight in 8 weeks by participating in team challenges t... Read more

  • Thursday

    12/14/2017 7:48:13 AM, by EVILCECIL

    Starting to get the holiday blues, need to overcome them with good diet and exercise. This year is a little tougher with my wife incapacitated but I'll rally for the kids. Hope everyone is ready and feeling good! 386... Read more

  • A Merry & Affordable Christmas

    12/14/2017 5:14:29 AM, by JSTETSER

    I'm on a mission to help my family have a Merry Christmas without going broke. A meaningful Christmas does not have to involve giving until it hurts or sets the family into financial crises mode. 1. Create an event! use your imagination to make a party festive with simple things. I bou... Read more

  • Wednesday

    12/14/2017 12:51:35 AM, by PIPPAMOUSE

    Christmas is next Sunday? Say what? How did THAT happen? Oh yea, moving. So we are getting more settled, but not necessarily more boxes unpacked. My son has been sick and my daughter won't go to sleep. So I have been up later dealing with her, and up earlier with the dog and hubby fumbling a... Read more

  • weds

    12/13/2017 11:10:31 PM, by NIGHTSKYSTAR

    FINALLY...everything is baked and stirred and done till the last minute stuff. tomorrows cake order is done and ready for pickup. all packages are packed, wrapped, have prepaid labels on but one that i couldnt do online. they will go to the PO in the morning... so, now i get to wrap the family pre... Read more

  • Catching up - December

    12/13/2017 1:24:36 PM, by LEMONYLACE

    I finally got to the doctor about the EKG. They actually forgot they scheduled me the week before so I went out there for nothing because they didn't hit Enter or something. But she said that it wasn't anything acute, and since I'm getting old and I'm fat and everything else it's normal. Then I... Read more

  • First team weigh in today

    12/13/2017 7:57:18 AM, by EVILCECIL

    No good news but no bad news either. Managed to lose 0.1 lb. (meh) I'll do better next week. 386... Read more

  • Writing for Fun

    12/13/2017 5:19:54 AM, by JSTETSER

    Blogging myself happy! Why blog? These days, I'm alone but not lonely. Blogging keeps me connected to people. I came from a large family and lived across the street from my cousins. There were always lots of friends around. For most of my life, I've lived close to friends and family. Unt... Read more


    12/13/2017 12:28:03 AM, by ANACORAZON

    Today, I woke up sad and in pain. Sad because 18 years ago, my beloved Mom died. In pain, because I drank a horrible artificial hot chocolate on Sunday that caused me a diverticultis flare. On Monday, I took strong painkillers, but today I didn't. I woke up late and had to drop my husband at his wor... Read more


    12/12/2017 10:35:40 PM, by ANACORAZON

    On Monday, it was cold and breezy. I had a long flannel shirt and two hoodies on, so I looked like a Teletubbie. I decided to take a selfie with a vintage pose (looking to my thoughts) I really look funny in my BEFORE picture. By the way, the cold froze my neurons and I forgot... Read more

  • 12/12/17 Tuesday

    12/12/2017 9:31:52 PM, by BLESSOME

    First day back to work. Not all that bad. Busy as before. Made coffee before I went to bed last night, packed my food for the day and was on time, LOL. ALL my steps in (and then some), ALL my exercise in, time for meditation, a cup of tee and early to bed. Stuck to my food plan but ... Read more

  • Precision Nutrition

    12/12/2017 1:23:40 PM, by TIAONYX1

    On Sunday, I received a message from Teresa, a friend and my former personal trainer. She wanted me to test out an online coaching program for her. I said sure! I would love to test the program with her. She knows what a hard time I am having losing weight with all the stressors in my life. I... Read more

  • Tuesday

    12/12/2017 7:35:32 AM, by EVILCECIL

    I'm going to get some house decorating done today! Hope everyone has a great Tuesday. 386 ... Read more

  • The First and Second Snow Storms

    12/12/2017 5:25:06 AM, by JSTETSER

    The fist snow is a magical time. The world is covered in white, glistening diamonds. There's a hushed quietness that comes with this soft blanket. I feel like a playful child again as I shovel the snow from the driveway. All of nature is full of the wintery wonderland. I know that snow is a... Read more

  • Monday

    12/12/2017 1:15:15 AM, by PIPPAMOUSE

    Well Sunday turned out to be pretty busy. We drove back to my parents to pick up the kids. We got home and had lunch and then our new dog arrived, because who doesn't adopt a dog the same time they move?. . This is Kenobi. He's a young lab mix. The rescue says 2, I think he is closer to 1. He's very... Read more

  • why I dont like photos of myself

    12/11/2017 11:25:17 PM, by RKOTTEK

    Over a period of 20+ years there was a marked deterioration in my appearance and physical makeup. Compared to my old pictures, I am quite frankly revolted by how I look in photos these days. This is not as strong when I see my reflection. I have a much better internal feeling about myself wi... Read more

  • The stars aligned!

    12/11/2017 10:26:24 PM, by APPLEVEE

    Every year we have an extended family Xmas party early in the month. This year my sister was hosting it and we planned to have it on Saturday night. I got a call from my daughter-in-laws mother that she would be in Victoria (visiting from Ottawa) Perfect! I arranged to meet her for lunch then ... Read more

  • 12/11/2017 - Monday

    12/11/2017 6:57:44 PM, by BLESSOME

    Little bit of snow before sunrise and the 1st expected wave ended earlier than expected. I headed out to do the Sunday errands and get home before the second wave arrived but it never did. The storm passed a bit south and west of us. You won't hear me complaining. They're saying now, that ... Read more

  • Sunday 12/10/2017

    12/11/2017 6:45:09 PM, by BLESSOME

    Any thought of errand running went right out the window for today, LOL. It was cold outside and inside. I tend to walk around barefoot inside regardless of the season but I'd really like to find a pair of really comfy WARM slippers with great arch support that don't cost $75 to $100 - not kidding.... Read more

  • weekly goals 12/10-12/16/17

    12/11/2017 1:51:19 PM, by SONYAT0624

    Food: Continue eating Keto diet, trying to keep under 30 carbs daily Fitness: Sunday rest Monday gym visit - jogging on treadmill Tuesday gym visit - unsure Wednesday gym visit - jogging on treadmill Thursday gym visit - unsure Friday gym visit - rest day maybe ? Saturda... Read more

  • Day 1 of Weight Loss Gambling

    12/11/2017 12:45:35 PM, by SHORTIEISLAND

    I absolutely love online communities that are active where people share their progress, ups, downs and successes. I get the chance to live vicariously through other people. Yesterday, I began thinking about how I would like to try again to lose weight (the last time I tried was over the summer... Read more

  • Completed Challenge

    12/11/2017 12:33:09 PM, by FITMAMA_

    Life gets SO busy sometimes! I just realized I never blogged about my last challenge that ended Aug 30. Oops! I did not place in the challenge, but I sure did WIN! I was so very happy with my results and felt so much better too. I have relaxed some and not so strict as I was sa... Read more

  • Meaningful Monday

    12/11/2017 9:12:09 AM, by EVILCECIL

    Hope everyone has a great Monday. I think a lot of us have a LOT to do this time of year - so let's make today count! 386... Read more

  • Choose Happiness!

    12/11/2017 5:25:36 AM, by JSTETSER

    I choose Happiness I choose to see the good in others. I choose to be thankful. I choose to make changes in my life every day. I choose to ignore petty problems. The glass is half full, and my life matters. When I choose happiness, others feel love, acceptance and contentment. ... Read more


    12/10/2017 10:04:02 PM, by ANACORAZON

    Today, I took a quite hot shower (without washing my hair), get dressed in layers and asked my sleeping beauty husband to go to the beach, knowing that he was going to say no. I went to the park, walking from home. Here is my BEFORE picture, frozen at 48 degrees Some homeless were cr... Read more

  • Merry Blogmas - Day 4 completed!

    12/10/2017 9:11:28 PM, by ENCHANTEDALANA

    It's the end of the day and it's late enough that I'm not about to do anything like ....earlier this week. My point? After I ate a bunch of junk that I shouldn't have, I forgave myself and got back onto the Keto Train. Four days later and I'm not having the same cravings - this is FANTA... Read more


    12/10/2017 9:02:55 PM, by ANACORAZON

    On Saturday morning, I didn't want to wake up my husband to go to the beach because he had a bad night. He didn't want to wake me up either because he thought I had a bad night too. So, being considered to each other stopped us to go to our early morning weekend walk. It was raining all morning and ... Read more


    12/10/2017 7:52:58 PM, by ANACORAZON

    On Friday, I fell quite lacey. By the time I reached the parking lot, I just wanted to sleep. Then, I remembered it was December 8th, Day of the Virgin of the Immaculate Conception. I always was devotee to the Virgin, so I prayed to Her to help me getting out of the car and walk. So, She... Read more

  • Thursday through Saturday; 12/07 thru 09/2017

    12/10/2017 10:45:24 AM, by BLESSOME

    Thursday: Recouped from all the appointments on Wednesday, did some light laundry started to write out Christmas cards. Started shopping for radiation ointments/creams since I'll need those regardless of whether chemo is involved or not. Some of them are every day products that are reasonably pri... Read more

  • Have a restful Sunday!

    12/10/2017 9:51:33 AM, by EVILCECIL

    Hope everyone has a restful and productive Sunday! 386... Read more

  • Small Victories and Snow on My Chair

    12/10/2017 5:36:14 AM, by JSTETSER

    It snowed all of Saturday and long into the night. The roads were not good. Still, I was happy to see the first real snowfall come. The whole world looks clean and white. Maybe I won't be sitting in my chair on the deck, but I'll brush it off when a shovel the 4 inches of snow off the deck, an... Read more

  • Dining out a success

    12/10/2017 1:49:12 AM, by 52114ME

    Our weekend getaway in Monterey, CA was a success. (Beautiful couple getaway) Keto friendly dining options were available. We walked along Canery Row and visited the aquarium today. Even got to dance to a live band at Sly McFly's. Happy relaxing weekend.... Read more

  • Moving day!

    12/9/2017 11:38:02 PM, by PIPPAMOUSE

    We now have (almost) all of our stuff moved. The truck was unloaded and returned. Our queen boxspring will not fit up the stairs. We were planning to get a new bedframe, so I guess this opens up some options. So tonight is a mattress on the floor. We've been on the mattress and boxspring on the floo... Read more

  • Pass the Butter Please....

    12/9/2017 10:59:49 AM, by DGFOWLER

    Margarine was originally manufactured to fatten turkeys. When it killed the turkeys, the people who had put all the money into the research wanted a payback so they put their heads together to figure out what to do with this product to get their money back. It was a white substance ... Read more

  • Happy Saturday!

    12/9/2017 8:06:46 AM, by EVILCECIL

    Hope everyone has a healthy and happy Saturday! Lots to get done before the holidays. 386... Read more

  • Attitude is EVERYTHING!

    12/9/2017 5:40:09 AM, by JSTETSER

    Our attitude can bring us higher or lower. I've seen both the positive and negative of this truth. Christmas can be a season of stress. Today I'm bringing my 95-year-old Mom out shopping. Now THAT is stressful! I choose to do it in a gentle and kind manner, and take her home when she shows s... Read more

  • Closing day

    12/9/2017 12:16:22 AM, by PIPPAMOUSE

    Today was long. It started with kids getting my parents up at 6. My hubby got our son to sleep a bit later, but we were all up and moving at 7. We sold our home at 10:30 this am. It went smoothly. We panicked about parking the moving truck. A friend's hubby rents a space for his insurance business. ... Read more


    12/8/2017 10:35:10 PM, by ANACORAZON

    On Thursday, I was a little sad because it was my last appointment with the Auriculotherapist. I didn't get the results expected. I began on August 31st and lost 9 pounds with the low-carb diet. Then, he introduced fruits and cereals into the diet and it was DISASTER! I gained the 9 pounds I had los... Read more


    12/8/2017 10:06:21 PM, by ANACORAZON

    On Wednesday, when I was doing my last lap around the lagoon, one of my new acquaintances reached me and walk (at a quite fast pace) with me, while talking. I wonder what happens when the people talk to me that I lose the timing. Instead of the 55 minutes of walk, I did 67 and reached 3 miles of wal... Read more


    12/8/2017 9:45:03 PM, by ANACORAZON

    There are some days in which I wake up absolutely happy, with no special reason. Last Tuesday was one of those days. Since I arrive at the parking lot, I began watching beautiful Nature gifts... A gorgeous lily with reddish leaves... A very cute bird chirping... A gro... Read more

  • Keto Red Lobster microwave mug 'bread'

    12/8/2017 12:38:42 PM, by ENCHANTEDALANA

    This is going to save mah bacon!!!
    v=s_dPdaGkYVs TL;DR 1 tbsp Butter 2 tbsp Coconut flour 1 large Egg 1 tbsp Heavy Whipping Cream (sub water and whipping cream for whatever milk you have kicking around) 2 tbsp Water ... Read more

  • Le Sigh..

    12/8/2017 9:24:02 AM, by TIPHI1228

    I have been busy and not taking time to up load pics or even focus on things I should. I wanted to post a blog about the cruise with pics. I wanted to post blogs with foods made from Thanksgiving. Instead I am posting a short blog on life and it's constant smacks in the face. no I am posti... Read more

  • TGIF

    12/8/2017 7:09:43 AM, by EVILCECIL

    Headed into a weekend with LOTS of motivation from my team!! Hope everyone is motivated and has a great weekend! 386... Read more

  • Ask The Magic Question!

    12/8/2017 4:35:56 AM, by JSTETSER

    My Magic Question: What can I do today to bring lower blood sugar levels tomorrow? I found this question in the article My Magic Question: What can I do today to bring lower blood sugar levels tomorrow? I found this question in the article A solution My Magic Question: What can I do toda... Read more

  • friday

    12/8/2017 1:17:34 AM, by NIGHTSKYSTAR

    its the middle of the night...i wrenched the low knuckle on my dominant hand and it hurts like the dickens!! so i'm awake and figured i'd get my sparking done as there is little time to do it. thursday i made golf balls and chews and the cookie part of the santa claus cookies. they take forever to... Read more

  • Truck day

    12/8/2017 12:28:34 AM, by PIPPAMOUSE

    Well, much to my surprise, we fit all of our stuff in the truck. We have a small amount of space, and a small number of things to get from my parents house still. It took us most of the day, minus 2 hours of drive time to go to our own walk through. We have a few bags and boxes to get loaded i... Read more

  • weekly goals 12/3-12/9/17

    12/7/2017 1:49:15 PM, by SONYAT0624

    Food: Continue eating Keto diet, trying to keep under 30 carbs daily Fitness: Sunday rest Monday gym visit - jogging on treadmill Tuesday gym visit - elliptical Wednesday gym visit - jogging on treadmill Thursday gym visit - elliptical Friday gym visit - jogging on treadmill ... Read more

  • A little movement today.

    12/7/2017 10:47:13 AM, by LEMONYLACE

    After a rough night of not sleeping too well, I made a couple of calls. Left voice mail at the doctor's office (the usual), then called the hospital's financial assistance office and told them my story. She's sending me an application to apply for an adjustment. It's not instant relief, but I know I... Read more

  • Getting serious.......again......

    12/7/2017 10:37:10 AM, by KNIT1PURL2LOSE3

    First, just for my own record, a bit of history.... I am not new to Spark.... I'm quite the old timer, having originally joined Spark eons ago. At least 12 years ago, possibly more, originally. Bopped in and out, even deleted my first account and started over, and then deleted that one, and fin... Read more

  • Thursday

    12/7/2017 7:35:24 AM, by EVILCECIL

    Although I'm very ready for the weekend - I need to stay focused on today and get my workout and chores done! I'm to old to "wish away" any day, so here's to making today count! Hope everyone has a great day! 386... Read more

  • It's Just a Thursday Kinda Day

    12/7/2017 6:58:19 AM, by DGFOWLER

    It surely is a Thursday.. one day closer to the weekend. Here's an interesting article and you'll enjoy this if you love history, which I do genealogy so a find like this would be amazing.
    capsule-unsealed-in-new-yo... Read more

  • Aware of the Bear

    12/7/2017 5:23:11 AM, by JSTETSER

    Aware of the Bear Understanding and respect are the keys to understanding bear behavior. There's no reason to fear the bear. Bears don't care all that much about people. They mainly care about our food and their cubs. 1. Bears are not interested in people! When people understand the... Read more

  • The last night

    12/6/2017 10:37:47 PM, by PIPPAMOUSE

    Tonight is our last night in this house. We will technically own it until Friday, but we aren't staying here tomorrow night. The goal is to get the truck loaded and all the overflow stashed at my parents house by 3 tomorrow. We can do the last bit of stashing later if needed, but really want to be d... Read more

  • Fasting

    12/6/2017 10:34:20 PM, by BF20PERCENT

    Just want to keep track on how many hours I can fast starting 10PM, Wednesday, December 6. I plan to end by 10AM on Saturday, December 9. I will update as often as possible. My accountability blog, here we go... Read more

  • Good news and bad

    12/6/2017 10:12:08 PM, by LEMONYLACE

    The doctor's office didn't record ly appointment that was supposed to be last week, so they rescheduled for today. They said that the ekg wasn't anything to worry about, just lose weight, etc. They referred me for an x-ray so I can maybe find out why my arm has been hurting for months. But when I g... Read more

  • 12/06/2017 Wednesday

    12/6/2017 8:03:31 PM, by BLESSOME

    Frustrating. Waiting. Tried a little experiment, foodwise. Failed miserably which means I was right! Now I know what to stay away from. Day full of appointments. All bass-ackward and out of order, and I have no idea why I would meet with the radiology department now if I don't even know if... Read more

  • 1st small goal met early :-)

    12/6/2017 12:42:44 PM, by 52114ME

    Yay, 244 I have met my first loss goal. 25.5 lbs down. 104 My target was for December 31st. Got it done early. Now to set the next goal for this journey.... Read more

  • weds

    12/6/2017 10:48:52 AM, by NIGHTSKYSTAR

    todays cookies..whipped shortbread and almond mice. off to do them..have everything here! then a workout..then its lucy time..and then i hope to get the house decorated!... Read more

  • Joining a team

    12/6/2017 7:36:46 AM, by EVILCECIL

    I've been stuck on a plateau for nearly two years after losing nearly 30lbs before that. I really need to figure out how to start losing again (and definitely need to stop gaining as has been happening over the last month!!) I'm hoping with my new team - The Scarlet Dragons! - I can have some su... Read more

  • Jones Rd Stonearch Bridge

    12/6/2017 5:22:07 AM, by JSTETSER

    Not too far from my home, there's a lovely stone arch bridge. Every year, neighbors decorate the bridge for the holidays with an evergreen chain with red bows. On Saturday, I was out for my afternoon walk and came upon Abby and Jeff preparing the bridge for its winter adornment. I stopped and hel... Read more

  • Tuesday

    12/5/2017 11:12:04 PM, by PIPPAMOUSE

    Today I had a hard time being motivated. The roads were pretty crappy and it was cold out. (was -2 with windchill at 10am) I had 2 hours with just one kiddo. I was going to do lots with that time. I didn't. I did get a few more things packed. I feel like thats ALL I do. And really, for the past 3 mo... Read more

  • tuesday

    12/5/2017 6:17:06 PM, by NIGHTSKYSTAR

    cookies and more cookies!! today were the party cookies..all decked out in red and green. and then the press cookies..also known as spritz, i did poinsettias and christmas trees!! AND i got the shopping done..hate that chore but its done for at least a week!... Read more

  • 12/04/2017 Monday

    12/5/2017 12:11:24 PM, by BLESSOME

    Finally!! Results are in!! No additional surgery needed! Clean margin all around the tumor and no cancer in the sentinel lymph node!! Now I just need to meet with all the doctors again to find out whether it's chemo AND radiation or just radiation. Hopefully I'll only need the latter and I'm... Read more

  • Reminder to find fun - Life seems so serious

    12/5/2017 11:11:23 AM, by 52114ME

    Life is so serious as a grown up: *managing finances - for home and work *stressing over work! *taking care of elderly family *health concerns for self, family and friends I thank my husband for getting me to play like a kid. Even for just an hour. In April I saw some drone... Read more

  • Tuesday

    12/5/2017 7:33:55 AM, by EVILCECIL

    Trying hard to get ready for the holidays but with my wife still incapacitated it's all a little overwhelming. I'm going to get it done but it'll be less than usual. Hope everyone is getting ready for a great holiday season. 386... Read more

  • Thoughtful Tuesday

    12/5/2017 6:33:53 AM, by DGFOWLER

    What does it mean to be thoughtful? The dictionary describes it as: 1. showing consideration for others; considerate. 2. characterized by or manifesting careful thought : a thoughtful essay. 3. occupied with or given to thought; contemplative; meditative; reflective: in a thoughtful... Read more

  • Overcoming Overeating At Home

    12/5/2017 5:15:46 AM, by JSTETSER

    The urge to eat: sometimes I have a tough time not eating when alone at home. Telling myself NO! in front of the mirror is something that I'd rather not do! There are times when just say NO doesn't work for me. My plan: 1. Carry my drink with me! I can fill up the cup as I go. If ... Read more

  • Snow

    12/4/2017 11:57:37 PM, by PIPPAMOUSE

    So we finally got our winter weather back. Im not too happy that its not only snowing, but winter weather warning type snowing. With the huge flakes and fast accumulation and the blowing and freezing. Yeah. Isn't helping. Random, misc kitchen items are all that are left to pack on the mail lev... Read more


    12/4/2017 10:42:33 PM, by ANACORAZON

    Yesterday, I took a nap and woke up at night. I couldn't sleep last night, so I wrote a bunch of past-due blogs and went to sleep after 3 am. In consequence, I have been tired all day. I lost some good time listening to the radio about the situation in Honduras, the crazy tax bill signed withou... Read more


    12/4/2017 7:37:21 PM, by ANACORAZON

    On Sunday, it was impossible for us to wake up early. Too many things going on the day before... This is how the beach received us: After kissing my love, I went for my walk in the Northside. There was a Yoga class, so I couldn't check on my husband in that entrance to the beach... ... Read more

  • Getting ready for 2018 and Making changes to....

    12/4/2017 3:06:03 PM, by MOTHERBEAR4

    Well It still seems 2017 is rushing by and hitting that EXIT door with a BANG. Making changes to : PHYSICAL ENVIRONMENT: I finally have those Drapes up that I got my my Aunt in 2014 up. I have had the Rods take up space in my bedroom and not being on the wall for like forever. Finally... Read more

  • Sunday 12/03/2017

    12/4/2017 8:49:46 AM, by BLESSOME

    Actually went out a bit today; met with my Women's circle for coffee. I enjoy them. I'm still a little bored, but know I can't do much because of the stitches/incisions. I'm guessing I'm healing because the rainbow that was my breast is now much less colorful, there's a little bit of an itch ... Read more

  • Mondays

    12/4/2017 8:06:25 AM, by EVILCECIL

    I'm going to try to look at Mondays a little differently. Instead of having the entire workweek ahead of me and the weekend over, it's a new beginning and holds the possibility of more chances to succeed in the near term! Hope everyone is ready for a new week of possibilities!! Happy Monday. ... Read more

  • Overcoming Overeating at parties

    12/4/2017 5:23:27 AM, by JSTETSER

    The urge to eat Sometimes I have a tough time not eating at social events. Overcoming overeating is a discipline! Telling myself NO! in front of others is something that I'd rather not do! My plan: 1. Carry my drink with me! I can fill up the cup as I go. If something like herbal te... Read more


    12/4/2017 2:59:48 AM, by ANACORAZON

    Every year, Holidays Season opens officially with the Candy Cane Parade. This is how is described by the City of Hollywood, Florida official website "The Candy Cane Parade on Hollywood Beach is one of the longest running holiday parades in the country. It started back in the mid-1950’s by a g... Read more


    12/4/2017 2:25:15 AM, by ANACORAZON

    On Saturday, my son had his last national test for getting into Colleges. The night before we celebrated our Civil Marriage Anniversary, founding my son's Cuatro and my son's last pre-college test eating at a Colombian little restaurant near home. I don't put the pictures because I don't think it's ... Read more


    12/4/2017 2:04:58 AM, by ANACORAZON

    The day before, after recovering my son's Cuatro, I got a new haircut while waiting for my son to finish his classes for the day. So, I went to my first walking of December with a new look. On the way to the park, I saw this lady who is taking her diet too far... Really, I... Read more


    12/4/2017 1:17:07 AM, by ANACORAZON

    This week, my son received a phone call from someone who found his Cuatro, a Venezuelan instrument a friend brought to him last year with a lot of sacrifices (I paid her, of course). Three weeks before, when he was quite nervous studying for the ACT (some national test to get into colleges), he l... Read more

  • And so it begins...

    12/4/2017 12:56:56 AM, by NIGHTSKYSTAR

    Made it through the craft fair. And now the cookie making begins!!! 17 kinds...many to be shipped along with fruitcakes all over..from NY to Hawaii to Washington state and beyond. I will rest in January!!... Read more


    12/4/2017 12:46:35 AM, by ANACORAZON

    Thursday I worked on speed. I beat the mile in 22 minutes. I got an average of 21'04" pace on my straight 48:19 minutes walk. However, I did take my BEFORE pictures Arriving at the park, I saw a familiar scene... Last round pictures. My GIFT was to increase my speed. ... Read more


    12/4/2017 12:23:42 AM, by ANACORAZON

    On Tuesday evening, I tried to cover my gray hair, coloring myself. I guess I have too much hair for that strenuous work, but I think I look better. A little bit too reddish, maybe. On my matutine daily walk, the weather was cloudy, but Florida is the sunshine state, no matter what. ... Read more

  • Sunday

    12/3/2017 11:54:39 PM, by PIPPAMOUSE

    I got a decent amount of sleep last night. YAY! I got a lot of my kitchen packed up today. I have a few things made to have easy meals, especially the kids early this week. I have overnight bags mostly packed for us. I am going to pack one more box tonight and then resume tomorrow. We ha... Read more


    12/3/2017 11:34:18 PM, by ANACORAZON

    On Tuesdays and Thursdays, I work on getting faster and stronger, so I try to do all of my walking minutes, straight active minutes, with no resting, so I take my pictures BEFORE... ... and AFTER my walk That's what I say at home, but when I get to the beautiful park, I always ... Read more

  • Merry Blogmas - my background story

    12/3/2017 5:47:14 PM, by ENCHANTEDALANA

    I remember being 9 years old and 99 pounds. I also remember being 13 and weighing 165. Change of school and attitude and at 14 I had lost a lot (don't remember) and felt a lot better about myself. At that point I was my full adult height of 5 foot nothing. I was a healthcare worker for a couple... Read more

  • Sunday

    12/3/2017 10:33:21 AM, by EVILCECIL

    Hope you all have a Super Sunday! 386... Read more

  • 30 Busting challenge

    12/3/2017 10:25:44 AM, by 52114ME

    Decided to try this 30 day challenge to keep me motivated short term.... Read more