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  • Home sick...

    10/24/2014 3:31:01 PM, by TAYGRL

    So I am home sick today and I found this. Not only did it make me laugh and cheer me up immensely but the lyrics are great too. A reminder that we are already perfect.
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  • Faith & Fear

    10/24/2014 10:58:40 AM, by SWEETNEEY

    This morning started out negatively but I've got from 10:41 a.m. til midnight to end in the black. I'm working from home and printing out a lot of documents and that is taking forever. But I'm blogging while that's happening. I... Read more

  • it's friday

    10/24/2014 9:35:24 AM, by MOMMY445

    i heard from my good friend the other day, the one who went overseas a few weeks ago. he is doing well and wants to know if i am doing well. a true friend. my daughter is getting ready for halloween. i know it is not until next week. she has already decided what she wants to be this year and she is ... Read more

  • Weird day

    10/23/2014 9:53:38 PM, by LESLIELENORE

    It was a weird day today. I woke up at 4am with my headache throbbing and nightmares echoing in my head. Not a good way to start the day! I stayed up for a while until the nightmares faded, and the Tylenol blunted the headache, then curled back up with the dog. When we got up later I took him f... Read more

  • it's thursday

    10/23/2014 10:02:10 AM, by MOMMY445

    a day for me to catch up on my online course work as well as getting in some much needed exercise. my daughter says hi! all of the birds say cheep,cheep! i will go about my day as usual and if anything comes up,job wise, that i am interested in, then i will go for it. have a terrific day,everyone!... Read more

  • Luck meets Preparation

    10/23/2014 8:21:13 AM, by SWEETNEEY

    Had a wonderfully restful day yesterday. Went for a long walk in the morning and then prepared some food which should last a couple of days. I also worked on some gadgets. I also slept alot so I feel rested. My son is on mid-term from today until Tuesday. He's got lots of plans and I told him h... Read more

  • Joined the gym

    10/22/2014 6:42:43 PM, by LESLIELENORE

    Managed to get myself and brother to the gym and signed up for a 3 month membership. He had to get right back to work, but I stayed and fit in a workout. I seem constitutionally incapable of not running when I get on the treadmill. LOL! I knew it would make my head hurt more, but I said what the... Read more

  • a nice day

    10/22/2014 1:51:08 PM, by MOMMY445

    i found out today that i did not get that job. that it was given to someone else. although that happened, i am okay with it. i was told of another opportunity that is for a few days next week. i feel i did really well in the interview. i am getting plenty of interview experience. i even used the int... Read more

  • Wacky Wednesday

    10/22/2014 11:00:01 AM, by SWEETNEEY

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  • Future workout plans

    10/21/2014 8:42:22 PM, by LESLIELENORE

    My brother and I are meeting at the gym tomorrow to sign up together. We have already agreed on a tentative schedule to workout 3x a week. I hope we can stick to it for the entire Winter. I would like to get a few more of these regained pounds off of me before the new kayaking season. I have... Read more

  • I seem to be sporting a reverse MOHAWK...

    10/21/2014 10:39:30 AM, by JITZUROE

    ...down the peach fuzz of my back. From the base of my head to my tailbone. The docs used what they call 'pink tape' (it's actually peach guys!) to anchor the wires and tubing from a long term epidural in my spine. I told the nurses that they should complete the task and give me the full body wax,... Read more

  • it's tuesday

    10/21/2014 10:17:40 AM, by MOMMY445

    i am ready for the job interview this afternoon. now i am taking some time to just relax. all of the birds say hi. my daughter sends hugs to all! have a wonderful day,everyone!... Read more

  • Get Back to Business

    10/21/2014 8:24:44 AM, by SWEETNEEY

    I can feel myself recovering - got up 2 days in a row and went for a walk - a real stroll - aim is to make a major dent in the 10k steps. I not even up to speed or power walking. The aim is to just get in the routine of getting up in the morning. Of course I have a new gadget - (another) wireless... Read more

  • Snow coming?

    10/20/2014 6:28:52 PM, by LESLIELENORE

    Took care of a bunch of stuff early in the day. picked up my nieces before 10 am, dropped them off. Came home and walked the dog. Scheduled my neurology consult, picked up the disc of my CT scan. Went to lunch with my elderly friend, Peter. Went shopping for clothes and books (spent all of $30)... Read more

  • woo hoo!

    10/20/2014 10:20:11 AM, by MOMMY445

    i found out this morning that i have a job interview tomorrow afternoon. woo hoo! i am soo excited about it! it is for a 3 month opportunity, with the possibility of it going 6 months. i am due to hear this week from the place that runs the women's program if i passed both academic assessments or no... Read more

  • Watch Out World

    10/20/2014 8:27:41 AM, by SWEETNEEY

    I should have cancelled my lunch yesterday and had I known the set up I would've. It was actually a party for about 30 - 40 people. I arrived on time and saw these tables set up and chairs. I was the 1st person there. I got there ... Read more

  • Butternut squash

    10/19/2014 6:29:09 PM, by LESLIELENORE

    My mother gave a cooking class at the local soup kitchen this afternoon, and I ended up being the assistant cook. We had roasted kale and butternut, butternut soup and butternut pie Lots of Vitamin A! Cooper stayed with dad while I drove mom down for the class. Report was that Cooper was a good ... Read more

  • Getting myself back together

    10/19/2014 5:37:43 PM, by TERRY0217

    As you all know, I've had a rough time of things lately...lost a part time job..hours decreased in my full time daughter had surgery...whew! daughters surgery went fine...I stayed with her a few days. and, took her out for awhile on Friday...I'm taking a drug test tomorrow for a... Read more

  • hurray!

    10/19/2014 12:01:13 PM, by MOMMY445

    i received a thank you card from my good friend who is overseas, for the birthday card i sent to him by email. that made my day! my daughter is at a sleepover and will be back home later this afternoon. we had a wonderful day together. all the birds say hello. one of my other friends is getting the ... Read more

  • No Stress

    10/19/2014 10:29:53 AM, by SWEETNEEY

    I put me 1st and reduced my stress. I didn't go to the dance. I called in my apologies. I cancelled the Sunday morning ride. Went to bed last night and this morning I'm still in bed. The electrician came, my mom dealt with him. I'll keep the lunch appointment. I am feeling better. Read more

  • Sunday Plan

    10/19/2014 8:46:28 AM, by MARIAJESTRADA

    Simple Sunday plan: Bike or go for a walk 30 minutes. Who am I kidding, walk. I'm actually pretty wiped out today and will need a nap, sooon. Yesterday, my doctor didn't bother to call me back about the stupid lox I ate. WTF? Seriously. I should switch back to a PPO. Anyway, my... Read more

  • Saturday randomness

    10/18/2014 9:18:59 PM, by LADYIRISH317

    It's been another long week at work. But my boss was out sick the last two days, so I was able to get a lot more done. My former carpool buddy has loaned me her spare car while her husband works on mine. I can't believe what kind of friends they've turned out to be. Today I finally settled on w... Read more

  • Howling dog made my day

    10/18/2014 8:15:05 PM, by LESLIELENORE

    Fairly busy day today, but not with exercise for a change. Walked the dog first thing, then drove out to Mom and Dad's to make lunch. We had roast beef, baked squash with parmesan, green beans, salad and cabbage... with a dessert that was mostly ricotta, but she called it cheesecake even though th... Read more

  • it's saturday

    10/18/2014 2:00:23 PM, by MOMMY445

    hanging out at the library with my daughter for a while. this morning, we went to see a movie at a community day event at the local cinema. all of the birds say hi. everything is going well for me. have a wonderful day,everyone and a great weekend!... Read more

  • Devil in Life

    10/18/2014 11:30:10 AM, by SWEETNEEY

    Riding partner and I have done our 2hr bike ride this morning. I am mentally and physically tired and I'm going to bed after I do my sparking. It's overcast here and I think it'll rain later. I can say I got 10k steps in before 8 a.m. I need to wash my hair while I'm bathing but for hot water I'v... Read more

  • Ate a No-No Food Yesterday, and I Am so Pissed!!!!

    10/18/2014 10:07:23 AM, by MARIAJESTRADA

    I have to tell the story somewhere, and yes, I am calling my doctor as soon as the clinic opens. Yesterday, I went with my husband to eat breakfast at a bagel shop. So, I was avoiding the deli meat and ordered the lox bagel. I thought it was smoked salmon and safe, right? WRONG! I only foun... Read more

  • I'm so hungery what do I do?

    10/18/2014 6:46:18 AM, by THEEXERCISER

    For the past week or two I have been having these really strong hunger pangs.. I am eating every two hrs instead of my usual three and when I feel like this I crave foods high in carbs and sugar . I went to my dr. to talk to him about this and he did some blood work . The only thing he could tell me... Read more

  • Trying to get back on track.

    10/17/2014 11:49:28 PM, by ILIKECACTI

    So, I have been trying to get back on track. I have gained back more weight. I'm only 8lbs away from my highest weight. Eeek. I'm kind of ashamed of gaining the weight back. I'm pretty ashamed that my pants are tight around the waist again. I'm ashamed that I keep failing at this. ... Read more

  • Just nod if you can hear me..

    10/17/2014 3:52:26 PM, by WHOVIANGIRL23

    Where to start... who even knows at this point. Let's just cut to the chase, I'm lazy and I've gained 42 pounds back, taking me from the glorious 178 that I had reached last year to the 221 mark where I currently reside. There is no other reason for it besides the fact that I am lazy. Although I mus... Read more

  • Quick update

    10/17/2014 3:45:29 PM, by LESLIELENORE

    Well the doctor is clueless. I had a clean CT scan, but the headache persists. So, now I have to see a neurologist. I have a cardiology consult coming up on the third of November, too. I am off to dinner with Jen and her parents tonight, then over to my brother, Jonathan's to print some st... Read more

  • it's friday

    10/17/2014 9:44:47 AM, by MOMMY445

    my daughter will know by the end of the day today whether or not she made it on the school volleyball team. i am making progress towards my goals, one day at a time. i will get to my goal weight. i am feeling much better today. all of the birds say hi. have a great day,everyone!... Read more

  • Friday Funny

    10/17/2014 9:24:26 AM, by SWEETNEEY

    I've not been motivated to exercise since returning from my trip. Some suggest you rest others suggest light walking or jogging. But I've been in down mode - I want to exercise but in the morning I'm not feeling it and in the evening I'm not motivated. I've left work at 4p.m. everyday and don't seem... Read more

  • Going to Vignyasa Yoga Second Week in a Row

    10/17/2014 7:58:13 AM, by MARIAJESTRADA

    I love this kind of yoga, though I can't always keep up with the class. I am looking forward to downward facing dog pose. Anyway, I finally made it to the gym yesterday. I couldn't do as much as I thought I would, but I think slower is better. I could lift 10 to 20 pounds, but the treadmill ... Read more

  • Quick check in

    10/16/2014 10:56:33 PM, by LESLIELENORE

    It is raining tonight, so Cooper wasn't interested in walking. We got some in earlier in the day though. Had lunch with my BFF, Jen. Had fun. My aunt stopped by with a new lampshade for my desk lamp. Things are just moving along. Hope to have some answers from the doctor tomorrow afternoon. W... Read more

  • it's thursday

    10/16/2014 9:48:08 AM, by MOMMY445

    my daughter enjoyed the tryout for the volleyball team. she will know by the end of the week if she made it or not. all the birds are doing well and say cheep,cheep. my allergies are flaring up today, so i am pacing myself throughout the day. i did get a better night's sleep last night. have a great... Read more

  • Routine Life

    10/16/2014 8:39:12 AM, by SWEETNEEY

    Life is a bit anti-climatic right now. I have to get back into the routine - I've got deliverables for today and Friday at work so I can't just checkout while I'm there. We have Board meeting this moring - the Dreaded Event and tomorrow I need to present my budget - the Futility Event. Then ther... Read more

  • Did My Yoga Last Friday and Lumberjack Hunger

    10/16/2014 7:05:42 AM, by MARIAJESTRADA

    Dear All, First, sorry my posts are so far apart. I just get caught up trying to keep up with all the essay grading. In fact, my guilty conscience woke up up early today, so I could finish a stack of essays, and now, I want to EAAAAT. Well, I am still struggling with my energy level. In... Read more

  • When I Die

    10/15/2014 11:13:19 PM, by SANDRA2BHEALTHY

    A man and woman were married for many years. Whenever there was a confrontation, yelling could be heard deep into the night. The old man would shout, "When I die, I will dig my way up and out of the grave and come back and haunt you for the rest of your life!" Neighbors feared him. The old man li... Read more

  • Some days...

    10/15/2014 8:48:07 PM, by LESLIELENORE

    Some days I just put one foot in front of the other and plod along. Today was one of those days. I did get Cooper out for a two hour walk this morning, did some yoga, and a little (very little) ST. A Sparkfriend started me with the time spent lying on the floor with my legs up the wall. I really... Read more

  • The Journey

    10/15/2014 3:56:32 PM, by SWEETNEEY

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  • it's wednesday

    10/15/2014 11:31:14 AM, by MOMMY445

    i am taking it easy today. i had a restless night last night and did not get a full night's sleep. my daughter says hi! all of the birds are doing well and say cheep,cheep. one of my friends is just about all set for her move to a small town far from the city. she just has a bit of packing to do and... Read more

  • Back from the Adventure

    10/14/2014 9:50:05 PM, by SWEETNEEY

    I'm back in Nassau, Bahamas. The trip was really good. My BFF does halves and I do full marathons and on Saturday we were in Bluefield West Virginia and on Monday we were in Morganton, N.C. doing them. It was rainy for the most part, but WE Had to Run in the Rain. We walk and run the marathons -... Read more

  • Windy day

    10/14/2014 8:46:26 PM, by LESLIELENORE

    Gusts were about 40mph today. Not scary windy, but more than breezy. It was also quite warm, in the high 70s. It was a successful day, even though I was grumpy all day. I try not to show it though. /it does not make my headache worse to smile, so I might as well have a pleasant expression on my... Read more

  • What? Two pound gain???

    10/14/2014 11:30:10 AM, by LIZBETHSUE

    This past week I was riding high! I was motivated by a solid weight loss the week before. I had seen the scale move down 3 consecutive weeks, and rode that momentum into last week. Unfortunately, I posted a 2# gain last week. I'm not sure why, but my guess would be water weight (I know my ... Read more

  • it's tuesday

    10/14/2014 11:03:37 AM, by MOMMY445

    i had a great weekend! now i am back to getting caught up with my computer work and with my course work. my daughter says hi. all of the birds are doing well and say cheep,cheep! have a wonderful day,everyone!... Read more

  • Marathon Finisher

    10/13/2014 11:02:36 PM, by SWEETNEEY

    Today started at 6 a.m. with wake up breakfast and we left the hotel to go to the Park which was not far away. The marathon started at 7:30 a.m It was raining but we were prepared we had some ponchos, while we were waitiing for the official start, the rain stopped, but most people kept the rainco... Read more

  • Test, but no results yet....

    10/13/2014 7:37:28 PM, by LESLIELENORE

    I left the dog at mom and dad's last night, with the intention of picking him up after my CT this afternoon. So, when I woke up this morning there were no doggy kisses or cuddles to distract me. So what did I do? I went for a fast 9 mile walk... in the pouring rain. I wore a ball cap to keep the... Read more

  • Operation 'Save My Feet'! A necessary chapter in my book?

    10/13/2014 1:03:04 PM, by JITZUROE

    Are you a foot person? Love to get a pedi and pick some adorable polish? Umm, then this blog might not be the most appealing (sorry!). I don't have toenails to paint, and quite frankly can't handle anyone touching my feet due to pain. Oh boy, my feet certainly are NOT cute either. Swollen. Crac... Read more

  • Kayaking adventure...

    10/12/2014 11:19:13 PM, by LESLIELENORE

    We drove out to Lansing NY last night to stay with Jeremy's daughter, so we could get an early start and go paddle the Seneca Cayuga Canal. We went from East to West this year. We started from Montezuma with 6 paddlers. It was a gorgeous day for it. The frost overnight was pretty heavy, so the t... Read more

  • I Fit in a Costume and Went to a Party for the First Time @ Halloween!

    10/12/2014 7:14:44 PM, by ~INDYGIRL

    I was actually able to shop and put together a costume. Most of even the plus sizes still didn't fit right or look good on me... short and still overweight, but I managed to pull one together and buy it in pieces! Here is a picture. Here is also a picture of the hubby. I did his make up. I'm a... Read more

  • Sunday Shine

    10/12/2014 7:00:23 AM, by SWEETNEEY

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  • West Virginia Mainly Marathon

    10/11/2014 10:15:34 PM, by SWEETNEEY

    Okay - I did a loop 12 times and completed 26.2 miles today. My BFF said there was an error in the distance and we probably did 28 for the full or 14 for the 1/2. Apparently ssome people were using their garmins and this is the distance it recorded. She said the organizers affirmed it. The scene... Read more

  • it's saturday

    10/11/2014 9:57:59 AM, by MOMMY445

    a day to get outdoors and enjoy for me. i am catching up on some computer work, then i am outside to enjoy the beautiful weather here. all the birds say hi. my daughter is busy reading a book she got out the other day from the library. have a wonderful day,everyone and a great weekend!... Read more

  • The Friday befuddle

    10/10/2014 11:22:18 PM, by LADYIRISH317

    (Warning: This is going to be long and likely boring.) Today my manager told me that our lead representative is quitting in two weeks and guess who is inheriting a nice-sized chunk of her workload? With no corresponding raise in pay? But just last Friday she told me the Big Boss thinks I'm und... Read more

  • Harvest season

    10/10/2014 5:59:26 PM, by LESLIELENORE

    I can definitely tell it is harvest season here. Tractors of all sizes, trailers, fork lifts, grape pickers, and flatbed trucks carrying crates of produce are a common sight driving through downtown. Cooper wanted to walk again today, so I had ample opportunity to see all these agricultural convey... Read more

  • it's friday

    10/10/2014 9:45:41 AM, by MOMMY445

    the start of a long weekend. got my laundry done the other day. my daughter is really looking forward to thanksgiving on monday. she really enjoys that holiday every year. i am also caught up on my course work, so i can get to really enjoy the long weekend here. all the birds say cheep,cheep. have a... Read more

  • Running Away

    10/10/2014 7:54:35 AM, by SWEETNEEY

    I'm headed to West Virginia today. My BFF and I are flying to North Carolina and then we drive to WV. We are participating in a marathon tomorrow. She does half and I do full. Went out this morning with another BFF who wants to do her 1st marathon. She's just getting into running. So she runs with a... Read more

  • Feeling a little stressed...

    10/9/2014 5:58:22 PM, by LESLIELENORE

    I am trying not to get too worried about anything, but it is hard. They scheduled my CT for Monday afternoon. I have a friend who is willing to come pick me up and take me to get it done, so I don't have to worry about trying to figure out borrowing a car. That same friend said she would come to ... Read more

  • Too Adorably Cute Not to Share!

    10/9/2014 5:20:30 PM, by IMAVISION

    for stopping by! I hope that you enjoy this as much as I have. God bless! Read more

  • it's thursday

    10/9/2014 12:13:59 PM, by MOMMY445

    getting caught up with my laundry today. my daughter and all the birds say hi. i am feeling a bit better than i was earlier this week. i am pacing myself today, so i have the energy to focus and do well on two academic assessments tomorrow afternoon. have a fantastic day,everyone!... Read more

  • Life is a Ride

    10/9/2014 11:39:09 AM, by RIDMYCOCOON

    More words given to me from a friend: Embrace your quirks, your mistakes, and the fact that life is a lesson. Ė Life is a ride. Things change, people change, but you will always be YOU; so stay true to yourself and never sacri... Read more

  • The Right Perspective

    10/9/2014 8:20:54 AM, by SWEETNEEY

    I actually had a piece of salmon with steamed vegetables for lunch yesterday- no carbs to go with it. Am I turning this corner? Decided this week to do some other vegetables besides salad. So that means my lunch date did not materialize . He tried to reschedule but I told him no worrie... Read more

  • Frustration

    10/8/2014 10:57:14 PM, by LIZBETHSUE

    Last year at my daughter's youth church camp I heard the best ever defination of frustration: When what happens doesn't meet your idea of what was supposed to happen. That was my day in a nutshell. I asked Hubs at 5:30 this morning if we would be going to the gym. He said yes, we would... Read more

  • Yikes!

    10/8/2014 6:50:00 PM, by LESLIELENORE

    I am hoping my doctor is just being overly cautious, but I have to go in for a CT to rule out a brain bleed. What?! I guess he has to check since I already had one stroke and take blood thinners. Not what I wanted to hear. In the meantime he said to take Tylenol (not ibuprofen) and come back nex... Read more

  • a busy day

    10/8/2014 5:45:21 PM, by MOMMY445

    i had an orientation session this afternoon for the women's program i want to get into. i also did a questionnaire and i will do an academic assessment for the same program this friday. my daughter says hi and that her cross country meet went very well. i will tackle my laundry tomorrow, when i will... Read more

  • Head toMatoes

    10/8/2014 8:55:17 AM, by SWEETNEEY

    DirectTv still not working, so a technician is supposed to come to fix it. I think it needs a new part. So I'm sleeping on the air bed which I inflate in the front room so I can watch the cable TV. I love sports. So the Shanghai Tennis Open is happening and I have it on all night whether I'm awak... Read more

  • Why and What For

    10/7/2014 10:50:58 PM, by LIZBETHSUE

    I grew up with a morbidly obese mom. I actually got dumped by a couple of guys in High School when they say what my mom looked like. I have spent my life trying not to be her. She had gastric bypass surgery about 1990 and it killed her. Slowly and painfully, not until 2003, but I have no doubt t... Read more

  • Still there

    10/7/2014 5:50:28 PM, by LESLIELENORE

    Had some unexpected running around to do today, getting meds for my brother who is really pretty sick. Totally panicked his daughter. Everyone seems to think I am the voice of calm and reason in our family now... boy howdy, how things have changed! Got in 4 dog walks, a short bike ride, ST, a... Read more

  • a beautiful fall day

    10/7/2014 10:14:44 AM, by MOMMY445

    my good friend made it safely overseas. now comes the chance for the siblings to spend some time together in one place. i got to meet his sister the other day. she is a wonderful lady. he has another sister and a beautiful daughter of his own. they are a close knit family. my daughter had practice f... Read more

  • Good and Bad

    10/7/2014 8:06:04 AM, by SWEETNEEY

    The electricity came on at 9:30 a.m. Now my DirectTv won't find the guide - so I'm hoping that the signal will become stronger as the sun comes up. So I had to sleep out in the front room where I get cable but the air conditioner is not working. Last night was not as cool as the night before and ... Read more

  • And it is back...

    10/6/2014 5:40:58 PM, by LESLIELENORE

    I went for that run last night, and for once I can say I truly regret it. The headache is back. I made a Dr appointment for Wed afternoon. Maybe he will have an idea why. In an effort to take it easy I took the dog for a long walk this morning, had lunch, then crated the dog so I could go ru... Read more

  • it's monday

    10/6/2014 12:05:00 PM, by MOMMY445

    i feel like i may have come down with a slight cold. so i am taking it easy again today. my good friend will be leaving later this afternoon to go overseas for a few months. i will definitely miss him and told him so. i got to briefly talk to him a while ago. my daughter was a bit under the weather ... Read more

  • Dream Works

    10/6/2014 11:01:28 AM, by SWEETNEEY

    Our electricity went off at 10 p.m. Sunday night and when I left home at 8 a.m.(Monday) it had not come on. Thankfully, the evening was windy, not humid and cool, so we opened the doors and the windows. I kept waking up all night to see if the electricity had come on. So I wasn't really in the mo... Read more

  • Good decisions?

    10/5/2014 8:33:25 PM, by LESLIELENORE

    I am trying to decide if I should try going for a run tonight. The headache is a mere shadow after nearly a week's worth of pain. I am wondering if it is worth the possibility of it coming back? Every other time I have gone for a run this week the pain has been worse. I didn't run yesterday, and... Read more

  • it's sunday

    10/5/2014 2:00:09 PM, by MOMMY445

    a day to take it easy for me today. my daughter is at a birthday party this afternoon. she looks forward to going whenever she gets invited to one. i got to spend a lot of time with her yesterday. all of the birds say hi. my good friend is just about ready to go overseas tomorrow. only has a few mor... Read more

  • All That Jazz

    10/5/2014 11:47:37 AM, by SWEETNEEY

    The Jazz Night was okay. It was really about reconnecting with a loved one. I like my music a bit more raunchy. I did have one glass of champagne. . They asked me if I wanted something else to drink - I said no. I did have a bruschetta (crab). a butterfly shrimp and a chicken keb... Read more

  • Is there still a point?

    10/4/2014 10:51:59 PM, by LADYIRISH317

    I still don't know for sure what's happening with the car. My friend's husband wants to try to fix it. I hope he can, because Friday is Sacha's last day at our job. Friday my boss asked me what I was working on. I told her I'd caught up all my daily assignments and offered to help clear some cl... Read more

  • People are strange

    10/4/2014 9:41:18 PM, by LESLIELENORE

    Weird day today. Early start in the morning as we had to be in Jamestown before 9:30, ready to go. Mom was teaching a cooking class. I refrained from sampling anything, and stuck with the banana and snacks I brought along for lunch. After the class we went to the grocery store. Actually we went... Read more

  • Fall is here.

    10/4/2014 5:20:16 PM, by JUMPINJULIE

    I need to get control over eating it is slow but a work in progress. I hope that my constancy will be back this month. anyway my goals for this month are the same as last month. 1. walk everyday 2. track everything I eat.... Read more

  • Exercise Saturday

    10/4/2014 3:05:31 PM, by SWEETNEEY

    Day 5 of morning exercisee I got up a bit late 7:30 a.m. and by the time i did everything I started to exercise about 8:30 a.m. Rode my bike for about 2 hours & swam for about 20 mins. I'm sleepy. I was hungry but I cooked a steak and had it with macaroni cheese, salad topped with avocado, I've ... Read more

  • Whining

    10/3/2014 8:10:17 PM, by LESLIELENORE

    I am so sick of this headache. I am on day 4 of it inhibiting me, and I am tired of it kicking back in every time I exert myself. Okay, complaining done for today. Walked Cooper 4 times today, plus some time on the bike. I tried running again today and only lasted 20 minutes before I gave up... Read more

  • Words on Courage I Found

    10/3/2014 1:08:21 PM, by RIDMYCOCOON

    The average human life is relatively short. We know deep down that life is short, and that death will happen to all of us eventually, and yet we are infinitely surprised when it happens to someone we know. Itís like walking up... Read more

  • it's friday

    10/3/2014 10:04:42 AM, by MOMMY445

    the weekend is here! hurray! tomorrow my daughter and i are pretty much spending the day together. we do that at least once a week. a day with just the two of us together. it is sunny here this morning. there is a chance of rain here this afternoon. that is okay. bring it on! all of the birds are do... Read more

  • World Smile Day

    10/3/2014 8:19:47 AM, by SWEETNEEY

    Day 4 - morning exercise. I am sooooo sleepy. Yesterday I had a slight headache and had planned to leave work early but that did not happen. Day 2 of not making calorie range per the challenge. I was there but working late made me ravenous and I had dinner out which was high calorie. Then I don... Read more

  • Headache lingering...

    10/2/2014 8:37:07 PM, by LESLIELENORE

    It is still with me. Ugh. I don't like taking pills, but I will take an ibuprofen before bed tonight so I can sleep. Despite the headache I still walked the dog 4 times and did some yoga. I may be taking it easier, but I am still getting in steps. I tried going for a short run today, and ... Read more

  • I Will Speak Kindly and Consciously to Myself

    10/2/2014 12:16:43 PM, by RIDMYCOCOON

    Wait, what did you just say to yourself? Were they the inspiring, encouraging words you would speak to a friend? Or were they the belittling remarks you might shout to an enemy if you had no heart. Or the negative assessments ... Read more

  • it's thursday

    10/2/2014 10:58:10 AM, by MOMMY445

    another beautiful day has begun. my daughter says hi! all of the birds are doing well. i have a mix of tasks to get done today. i am taking a break now before i do some more of them. have a great day,everyone!... Read more

  • Meeting the Challenge

    10/2/2014 8:01:24 AM, by SWEETNEEY

    Day 3 morning exercise. I was blessed with some showers. Yesterday when I came home it was awesome. I was free and just chilling. I've volunteered to present a paper at a meeting. So I need to focus on getting that paper prepared. Another challenge/resolution I'm trying to complete. As for th... Read more

  • Recovery- Day 2

    10/1/2014 10:08:25 PM, by LESLIELENORE

    The headache stayed with me today, but it seems to be easing up a bit this evening. I took it easy again today, as I don't want to make myself sick. I guess learning to take care of myself is just as important as losing and maintaining weight. I started my 21 day fix today, though I didn't do... Read more

  • Where You Are Right Now is a Necessary Step

    10/1/2014 12:16:20 PM, by RIDMYCOCOON

    Sometimes we avoid experiencing exactly where we are because we have developed a belief, based on our ideals, that it is not where we should be or want to be. ... Read more

  • it's wednesday

    10/1/2014 11:35:01 AM, by MOMMY445

    a new month has begun. my daughter likes going to the library at least once a week and so do i. my good friend is getting ready to go on an overseas trip. so i spent some time there yesterday. all of the birds say hi. my allergies are flaring up a bit today, so i will pace myself and not do too much... Read more

  • Mary Wednesday

    10/1/2014 8:31:34 AM, by SWEETNEEY

    I wish I could lose weight as steady as I gain it. I'm in the Biggest Loser Challenge but I'm acting contradistinctive (I believe you see this word on medicine). Got up again this morning and exercise - means evening free. Having a Virgin Mary with breakfast (Bloody Mary without the vodka). Alri... Read more

  • Please pray

    10/1/2014 7:36:11 AM, by TERRY0217

    Please say a prayer. ..I have a job interview tomorrow. . Thank you... Read more

  • Recovery

    9/30/2014 10:17:28 PM, by LESLIELENORE

    I had an exercise "hangover" today. I even took a 30 minute nap I felt so dragged out. And I never take naps! My neighbor just gave me some ibuprofen, so hopefully the worst of the headache will dissipate. As a result of yesterday's overusage of my muscles I decided to make today a recovery day.... Read more

  • Nine Days of Positivity

    9/30/2014 8:28:04 PM, by THEEXERCISER

    This is a running daily list of the positive thing that happened each. Sept. 21 -talking with my honey -having a positive view on life Sept. 22 -had a peaceful day -dinner w/ Dad Sept. 23 -had a good day Sept. 24 -nice weather -seen my Mom and her boyfriend Se... Read more

  • Exactly what does a dog see?

    9/30/2014 6:41:31 PM, by IMAVISION

    & for checking this out. If you have ever been curious about what dogs see, this will afford excellent insight on that matter. As... Read more

  • Testimony Tuesday

    9/30/2014 6:01:18 PM, by STEVIEBEE569

    I was debating about sharing this pic, but I shared it with one of my running groups. I know quite a few family members, Facebook/Sparkpeople friends are trying to lose weight. Well, I pray my testimony will motivate you to start ... Read more

  • it's tuesday

    9/30/2014 9:59:34 AM, by MOMMY445

    i'm off to a great start! i already got in some much needed exercise to start my day. my daughter plans to try out for the school's volleyball team this year. if they have a soccer team, she wants to try out for that as well. in less than a week, my good friend will be going overseas for a few month... Read more

  • Happy

    9/30/2014 8:56:02 AM, by SWEETNEEY

    Got up this morning after a good night's rest. I forgot to put the beef in the slow cooker before I left for work yesterday, so I put it on last night. So this morning I steamed some cabbage and carrots and made some cornbread and that is for lunch and dinner. I also cooked some split peas soup l... Read more

  • Some Advice from my Friend

    9/30/2014 8:25:01 AM, by RIDMYCOCOON

    Sometimes the hardest part of the journey is simply believing youíre worthy of the trip Nobody is doing better than you because nobody can do better than you. YOU are walking your own path. Sometimes the reason we struggle wit... Read more