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  • Didn't get as far as I thought I would.

    8/26/2016 4:00:46 PM, by LOSINGFORME16

    Thanks to my phone acting up, I was a little slower than planned. Tomorrow, I'm not even going to listen to music, or if I do, just let it buffer itself out. I did hear the birds and crickets that I wouldn't have heard otherwise. That is the bad thing about prepaid. I was hoping to get closer to... Read more

  • National Dog Day!

    8/26/2016 2:50:55 PM, by ONTHEPATH2

    I have a big, black, hairy dog. He is a newfoundland/lab/retriever mix that I got at a neighboring county's shelter. I really didn't intend to bring him home. I was just going to "look" and thought I would schedule an appointment with my daughter later thinking she would talk me out of it. While... Read more

  • Went further than expected today.

    8/25/2016 4:30:49 PM, by LOSINGFORME16

    I saw the 3.8 mile marker on the trail today. I didn't expect to see that at all. I'm not used to seeing that when I walk for 37 minutes one way. That is almost 2 miles 1 way for me. I might be able to walk almost 2.5 miles tomorrow when I exercise. I hope. I love it.... Read more

  • Made it past the little hill posted in a blog yesterday

    8/24/2016 8:44:23 PM, by LOSINGFORME16

    Which I am surprised that I did. Goal setting is awesome. Tomorrow I am starting over on my timer so I can have some time to eat before school and shower and not be so sweaty. Here is the main campus of school. I promised I would post it. I hope this time next year, I can post mile marker... Read more

  • Also planning

    8/23/2016 9:32:52 PM, by LOSINGFORME16

    Now that I'm in school, and it is set in stone, things have to be planned, and carried out to how I have it planned. No ifs, no ands, no buts. I will continue exercise, eat at a certain time and go to bed at a certain time. Not like when I was working. Doctors will have to understand that I can'... Read more

  • When I was out and about today

    8/23/2016 9:20:21 PM, by LOSINGFORME16

    This was I was on my exercise today. It was that foggy. You couldn't even see the bridge behind the suspension bridge! BTW, I was able to get almost 10k steps on that walk during that walk today which means if I am able to..... Keep up the pace tomorrow like I was able to today, I will be ab... Read more

  • Stuff

    8/23/2016 6:49:46 PM, by SQUIRRELMOMMA1

    The last day of summer vacation is always the saddest day. It goes by so quickly, much faster that any other day of the year. Today I walked at the park again. It is getting easier and easier and I have very little pain in my foot now. Occasionally I will get a twinge but nothing like I expe... Read more

  • Enjoyed both my walks today

    8/22/2016 6:02:52 PM, by LOSINGFORME16

    While on my evening walk this evening, I was going to take a pic of one of the local "attractions" along with some clouds but left my camera phone at home. This was taken from my balcony. Sometimes the view is awesome as it is now. If I am around school tomorrow, and the "attraction" ... Read more

  • Not used to the "cooler weather"

    8/21/2016 7:05:01 PM, by LOSINGFORME16

    By cooler weather, i mean not as humid and muggy. I did walk faster. At the end of my walk, it started to rain so I'm glad I was able to walk faster. Thanks to training for a walking half marathon, I am walking farther, eating somewhat better (there is a lot to be desired and the local soup kitch... Read more

  • On A Roll

    8/21/2016 12:58:30 PM, by BOSSONBABE

    This is the 3rd day in a row that I've gone to the gym and I'm finally back up to doing a mile on the treadmill in just over 20 minutes. To some that may not sound like much and 3 years ago it wouldn't have sounded like much to me either. Today it's an accomplishment. I let myself slide back into... Read more

  • 5 words or less

    8/21/2016 8:24:59 AM, by CAREBEAR635

    Content seeking joy and balance... Read more

  • Keeping it up!

    8/20/2016 10:03:58 PM, by MISTY919

    Did 70 min on the bike today, ate pretty well and will hopfully lose the dreaded 3 pounds that are sticking to me like glue this week!... Read more

  • Training walk went good today

    8/20/2016 7:19:41 PM, by LOSINGFORME16

    It saw only a few people since I didn't go my normal way since I didn't want to be in the way of the setup of the fest that is going on right now. I will go the same way I went tomorrow so I know I will have the knowledge of no blocked trails. I don't want the anger I had Monday. I found ou... Read more

  • SC- healthy habits

    8/20/2016 5:10:45 PM, by CAREBEAR635

    Eating mindlessly is the hardest bad habit to break for me. This happens when I stress eat. I suppose that means the healthiest habit that I have a hard time following is to eat mindfully, slow down, sit down, and eat without distractions.... Read more

  • Amost 9 miles today

    8/19/2016 8:49:42 PM, by LOSINGFORME16

    With a couple appointments today, I was able to go above and beyond the goal I had set for today. Tomorrow will be a little different since there are booths set up for a brew fest. I hope I don't bump into people tomorrow during my walk tomorrow.... Read more

  • Murder Mystery & Me Update

    8/19/2016 10:16:14 AM, by TKRYSTINA

    I have been working on my murder mystery a lot this summer. I did Camp NaNoWriMo & got 7474 words out of my 10,000 word goal. I am still working on my mystery & I now have over 10,500 words. I am now working on seeing how many more words total I can get between today 08/19/16 & 12/31/16. The 500+ wo... Read more

  • Day off from packing (finally)

    8/18/2016 6:45:04 PM, by SQUIRRELMOMMA1

    Did three full laps again today and then later DD and I headed over to the mall in Ann Arbor to walk around and window shop. So far I am up to over 20,000 steps! Haven't seen numbers like that in months. Window shopping. I used to love window shopping but since adopting a more frugal lifesty... Read more

  • Realization.

    8/18/2016 6:40:24 PM, by LOSINGFORME16

    I am so used to sleeping in a twin bed when I needed bigger for health reasons and then a standard bed with 2 people that I hugged the edge of the bed for decades. I hoping to train myself to not hug the edge of the bed and start getting better sleep here soon. I also was able to get over 6 mi... Read more

  • Old clothes

    8/18/2016 3:20:28 PM, by CAREBEAR635

    Community activity: I plan to only keep a couple of clothing items as a reminder. Once I can no longer wear something, I'm going to get rid of it. No need to keep items around that just let me know I have options. Besides, my wardrobe is in need of a big makeover.... Read more

  • Cloudy day, good day

    8/17/2016 7:58:55 PM, by LOSINGFORME16

    When it's a cloudy day and less people are out biking and walking, I get to relax and not worry about getting ran over by a biker (most refuse to holler out like their legally required to do), I can plan my day out (and hope I can actually carry out my plans), enjoy my exercise/training walk, and ac... Read more

  • Hoping I heard correctly yesterday.

    8/17/2016 7:31:34 PM, by LOSINGFORME16

    If I heard correctly at orientation, I will be able to use a local fitness center while enrolled in the local college. If so, I'm going to utilize before going to school. Especially during the winter and during the bad weather. Even if it's just for 1 semester, I'm going to take take advantage of... Read more

  • Like sands through the hour glass so are.....

    8/17/2016 3:32:57 PM, by ONTHEPATH2

    the days of our lives. The opening line of the soap opera Days of Our Lives. Not sure what brought that to my mind this morning, but it just popped up in my head. Sometimes things do that. I got out of the shower. Ahhh, the days of our lives. I have a birthday coming up this month. One ... Read more

  • Where Did That Come From?

    8/17/2016 10:56:44 AM, by SQUIRRELMOMMA1

    More boxing and hauling yesterday and not enough steps to talk about but I was still moving so it is all good. Today, while quite humid, is cool enough and I headed over to the park early today to get some steps in. Did three (!) big laps and it felt wonderful. I could have walked longer but choo... Read more

  • Almost met my goal today.

    8/16/2016 7:29:31 PM, by LOSINGFORME16

    I was hoping to get 6 miles today and was .72 miles under. That isn't bad since I had thought there would be more walking today at the new student orientation at school. Maybe if I didn't have other things to do and I was able to do a tour that was offered but not mandatory, I could have made my g... Read more

  • Everybody I heard grumbling along my walk was right today. (Rant)

    8/15/2016 6:55:44 PM, by LOSINGFORME16

    Went for my walk this morning and the way I normally go was still blocked from this weekends fest. I am used if any other festival is down on the trail they remove the blockages. Even if the weather was bad. They didn't this time. Wish I had known that as I would have gone my alternate route. T... Read more

  • Every Day Is What You Make It

    8/15/2016 9:26:07 AM, by BOSSONBABE

    Now I know some people don't want to hear that - they want to blame it on the day of the week, the traffic, the weather, their hormones, their relatives, their finances or whatever. The bottom line is that every minute is a choice. No one can make you happy or motivate you or anything else. It's up... Read more

  • Scary day today that ended good.

    8/14/2016 9:12:27 PM, by LOSINGFORME16

    There was severe weather that you could see the clouds turning (thought there was going to be a tornado near where I live) that ended beautiful and cool. It was 75 and low humidity. That is very rare for where I live. This time of year is 90's and 100% humidity no give or take, from here down to ... Read more

  • Future exercise class

    8/14/2016 6:09:06 PM, by SQUIRRELMOMMA1

    The house is slowly emptying. There are few pieces of large furniture that we can't move on our own, just too heavy. Our china cabinet and the fold-out couch in the basement. DH 'thinks' he can move that couch by himself but I really don't want him getting a hernia even trying. I think the rest ... Read more

  • More moving tales

    8/13/2016 4:43:46 PM, by SQUIRRELMOMMA1

    So we finally have a closing date on the house and the farmland. Still over a week away but DH has been busy digging out all sorts of stuff from the vast cavern that is our basement. He brought up three (3!) Barbie cars yesterday. They were filthy since they have been parked under some shelving f... Read more

  • Glad I'm doing Compositions in school.

    8/13/2016 11:59:13 AM, by LOSINGFORME16

    As I am horrible in writing essays, letters, and for scholarships. For fun yes. For anything else no. It stems from when I was younger when I didn't have time to write them up and when I did, I didn't have the quiet to do them effectively. I may have to hole myself up my room to write them wh... Read more

  • Also starting school this year.

    8/10/2016 8:43:56 PM, by LOSINGFORME16

    I'm is such shock i'm numb, I didn't expect to get in. With things going on, I didn't expect a lot as when I do, I don't usually get what I expect or what I need. I'm also guessing, that since I said I'm going to school, I may have been given some leniency, but I truly doubt it. Now I need to go ... Read more

  • the inspection today (for those that was praying or had done rituals)

    8/10/2016 8:01:30 PM, by LOSINGFORME16

    My landlady was well pleased today so we're to not be evicted. I was so worried about it, I didn't sleep very well last night. I do have an anxiety disorder which will never go away now thanks to previous events in my life. It's also connected to ptsd.... Read more

  • Nice Long Walk

    8/7/2016 7:50:34 PM, by SQUIRRELMOMMA1

    After resting my feet for a couple days I was back at it again. I am trying very hard to not go overboard. Did two long laps and a short foray into the neighboring neighborhood to check out a house I saw in the newspaper that was having an open house today. Not sure why I went but it didn't matte... Read more

  • Boy does my butt hurt but its worth it. (bike ride)

    8/7/2016 6:45:25 PM, by LOSINGFORME16

    I had a flip day it since my apartment is in the final cleaning stages (a few minor details that can be done tomorrow don't want to over do myself and be stuck inside all day). I was going to just bike ride just to the other side of the water plant in the next "city" up from where I live and ended ... Read more

  • Box Tales

    8/6/2016 8:13:11 PM, by SQUIRRELMOMMA1

    Turns out those $1.14 boxes were too big. Hernia big is what DH called them. So we returned them today and got the next smaller size and finished boxing up all my books. DH is not happy with all my books. Granted a good deal of them are from when the girls were little. I hate to get rid of all ... Read more

  • An odd request for those that know inpections....

    8/6/2016 7:53:49 PM, by LOSINGFORME16

    I have an inspection this coming up Wednesday for my apartment and I am asking that for those that pray that you do that I and my roommate can get our apartment clean enough to pass said inspection. I will be doing most of the cleaning with them doing some of the cleaning. I need prayers any where... Read more

  • Gotta love plans to go bust

    8/5/2016 9:27:16 PM, by LOSINGFORME16

    Was going to sell 2 phones to get school supplies, that didn't go as planned. If I had waited to check my mail, I still could have gotten the supplies I needed but it was to late by I got back home. Only thing good was the exercise I got from it. I may see if I can find a way to cash a check that... Read more

  • Boxing Up Life

    8/5/2016 8:28:43 PM, by SQUIRRELMOMMA1

    Started boxing stuff today and hauling to the storage facility. I did books from the den until we ran out of cardboard boxes. DH is pretty fussy about the size of the boxes we use. I mentioned that we could get some boxes from the grocery store that did not have food in them but he is pretty adam... Read more

  • Signing up for college classes on Monday.

    8/4/2016 5:00:45 PM, by LOSINGFORME16

    I thought it was today, with thoughts of something on Monday. I was kind of hoping to throw the reading comprehension and sentence structure so I would also have to take an English but couldn't. I have to take a math class which I'm glad that I need to since I had trouble in school. I walked o... Read more

  • Starting the move

    8/4/2016 4:54:06 PM, by SQUIRRELMOMMA1

    Our house sold. And the farmland too. Got offers on both within the same week. We were actually offered more than the asking price which was pretty amazing. According to our realtor it is common if the buyer is wanting you to kick in part of the closing costs. Not really sure how it is helpful ... Read more

  • Some Theories

    8/4/2016 8:16:39 AM, by BOSSONBABE

    I was a little kid who didn't like to eat. I know, right? I was skinny and sadly, my mother thought that was a bad reflection on her as a mother. Sooooooo, she took me to a doctor at age 5 or 6 to get me pills to increase my appetite. They worked and then I was a normal weight instead of skinny.... Read more

  • Moved, moved and then moved some more.

    8/3/2016 7:02:00 PM, by LOSINGFORME16

    I barely sat today. The most I sat today was at the neurologist and now to post my exercise online. I will be sleeping good tonight. The next few days are going to hectic crazy hectic. I will prove that I can do it for me to everyone.... Read more

  • Catching Up

    8/3/2016 4:57:04 PM, by SQUIRRELMOMMA1

    Well older DD and I have been back for 2 weeks now. The trip itself was wonderful. I had always wanted to visit Seattle and Portland and now I have. Not sure if I would return to either town but that is okay. We did a day trip over to Bainbridge Island and after being teased about my desire to g... Read more

  • What I Have Learned

    8/3/2016 11:51:15 AM, by BOSSONBABE

    One would think that after 62 years I would know better. 3 years ago I lost 62 pounds and put 52 back on. On Monday, the start of a new month, I re-committed myself. Along the way I've learned some valuable, hard lessons. 1. I must log my food daily and keep track of what I'm putting in my bod... Read more

  • Exercised more than expected but happy for it.

    8/2/2016 7:01:31 PM, by LOSINGFORME16

    Even with cleaning up a storm, I was able to get movement in today regardless of what is expected of me. I can only do so much cleaning. If I could afford to move, I would. May to work 80 hours a week to save up the money needed to move and be happy and healthy.... Read more

  • Walked 4 miles today for exercise

    8/1/2016 8:50:56 PM, by LOSINGFORME16

    I wasn't expecting to walk so far today but was able to. That made my day. Planned on walking at least 3.5 miles. I also started retaking my placement test so I can schedule classes at the local community college and of course so far I was just one question from NOT having a math class. On the ... Read more

  • Days 2 and 3

    7/30/2016 9:51:42 PM, by LOSINGFORME16

    I walked almost an hour yesterday, and walked an hour today. I enjoyed the walk today after the rain (I like to walk in the morning with the cooler weather and had severe rain this morning). Part of the trail I was on today was almost like another world since it was so quiet and amongst the trees.... Read more