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  • The daily five

    5/25/2017 4:47:55 PM, by ONTHEPATH2

    How long does one keep doing a daily five? How creative can one be with coming up with five different things? Is it ok to keep have the same things appear on the list? I'm sure people are sick of reading my daily five...... So here's the deal..... how long will I keep doing a daily five? As... Read more

  • POUND Class

    5/25/2017 4:18:03 PM, by HMBROWN1

    Went to my first POUND class last night. It totally kicked my butt!!! I did modified movements. There was no way I was lunging and squatting all the way down for 45 minutes. Just going halfway wore me out. Dripping about 5 minutes in. And don't get me started in the floor work targeting butt, thig... Read more

  • My Poor Aching Feet

    5/24/2017 11:38:36 AM, by SQUIRRELMOMMA1

    One of my fitbit friends has been really putting in some huge step counts. This in turn has made me have to ramp up my step counts to keep up (or at least get closer). I've been getting over 20,000 every day (to his 50,000) which is wonderful but today - lordy - today my feet are soooooo tired. ... Read more

  • Daily 5 and grrrrrr

    5/23/2017 5:12:45 PM, by ONTHEPATH2

    Body to mind "Beyoncé wasn't built in a day." Today has been one of THOSE days. The kind where my mind is running all over just being a bully- not to others - to me! I've been working real hard trying to reel it in and give myself positive affirmations. Ugh. So here are my daily 5... Read more

  • Daily five and other stuff

    5/22/2017 4:52:12 PM, by ONTHEPATH2

    The five things I love about my body: 1. I love my heart - my physical heart because it is beating away in my chest - and my HEART which at times is probably a little too big and gets hurt - but always seems to recover. 2. My facial wrinkles - I have those mostly around my eyes and mou... Read more

  • Sunday, May 21

    5/21/2017 6:17:48 PM, by SQUIRRELMOMMA1

    Took a long nap today and I feel like I have finally caught up with the missed sleep from last week's hospital trek. DD hasn't passed the stone yet but the end is getting nearer we think. Took a nice walk after the rain today (which I slept thru). Wonderful breeze and even though the weather... Read more

  • Sunday, May 21

    5/21/2017 6:03:08 PM, by SQUIRRELMOMMA1

    Took a long nap today and I feel like I have finally caught up with the missed sleep from last week's hospital trek. DD hasn't passed the stone yet but the end is getting nearer we think. Took a nice walk after the rain today (which I slept thru). Wonderful breeze and even though the weather... Read more

  • How did eggs and toast make so many calories???

    5/21/2017 11:02:44 AM, by HMBROWN1

    My hubby works 11 am - 11 pm on Sundays. I offered to make him a nice cheese omelet before work. I loaded it with real cheddar and he had 4 pieces of toast and some bacon. I know that is not what I want to start my day. So, I had 3 scrambled eggs - no butter. And 2 slices of whole grain toast w... Read more

  • The Excitement Never Ends

    5/19/2017 10:10:30 PM, by SQUIRRELMOMMA1

    Last night we had to take DD in to emergency. She got sick almost instantly while we were at Aldi getting groceries. Made me hurry home and then she vomited off & on for 3 hours. Hours! She took a couple showers and at one point I heard what sounded like moaning coming from her bathroom. I open... Read more

  • Pockets

    5/18/2017 12:55:06 PM, by SQUIRRELMOMMA1

    Today I was reading the list of fitness gear that would be useful. One of the items mentioned was a pair of yoga pants with a pocket on the side. Ah, pockets my number one item I look for in pants. So I clicked on the link which took me to and let me get a good look at them. Calli... Read more

  • Busted Plateau!!!!!

    5/17/2017 5:20:55 PM, by MAYMA05

    I have been floating around the 200 pound mark for approximately 8 weeks now. Even though I wasn't losing any weight during this time I still exercised and tracked my food everyday. I have to admit that I was starting to get very frustrated. If you cheat on you calorie intake or don't exercise like ... Read more

  • Hot day today.

    5/17/2017 4:48:45 PM, by LOSINGFORME16

    Glad I didn't have to finish the rest of the grass I started yesterday, someone else did it. That would have been 3 hours on top of what did today. I am 1 of basically 1.5 people grounds crew (the other .5 a person is a maintenance person at work). Less walking today only 14400 steps walked, but ... Read more

  • walked a half marathon today.

    5/16/2017 8:35:24 PM, by LOSINGFORME16

    I don't mind mowing grass, but with acres with a push mower, I couldn't possibly get all of it done. I took lots of breaks and still have more to do tomorrow. Thanks to that, getting my walk in and getting something for reduced fare, I was able to walk half a marathon today. I don't know wh... Read more

  • Daily 5 ... taking a different path

    5/16/2017 4:32:05 PM, by ONTHEPATH2

    So today I am thankful for these things on my body: 1. My nose. Yep, another thing I really can't say I like - its too big, too long, too lots of things - but it functions! It brings me all those yummy smells - and some yucky ones too AND it holds my glasses on my face so I can see! Loving ... Read more

  • Over my goal for the last 8 days.

    5/15/2017 7:21:21 PM, by LOSINGFORME16

    I have logged 126600 steps for the last 8 days. For me that is 59.90 miles. Love getting so many steps. True some days was way over my goal of 12,000 steps, some under, but was able to get that many steps, and was able to even it out. ... Read more

  • Daily Five and one of THOSE photos

    5/15/2017 2:57:27 PM, by ONTHEPATH2

    The Daily Five: 1. I am grateful for my smile! I know, my teeth are less than perfect and for years I didn't want to smile. I went to a few different dentists, orthodontists and even oral surgeons to discuss correcting my bite and straightening my teeth - but with no dental insurance, needin... Read more

  • I have a job.

    5/13/2017 10:07:10 PM, by LOSINGFORME16

    I am a work study at school which helps. It also helps that is a job that requires a lot of walking and movement. I still get to walk after work. The last 6 days I have logged 100,000 steps (I didn't work this past Monday and got my new pedometer late). The pedometer keeps a 30 day log, which ma... Read more

  • Much Needed Walk and Relaxation

    5/11/2017 6:15:01 PM, by SQUIRRELMOMMA1

    I have been doing end of year testing on the whole middle school for the past week. It is a slog to get thru each kid, sometime they have to take it more than once because they will goof around and the new score is lower than the beginning score so they have to do it over. They hate it, I hate it.... Read more

  • Help! There are donuts in the kitchen and I have salad!

    5/11/2017 1:27:23 PM, by HMBROWN1

    Ideally I would move my office so that it is not just around the corner from the kitchen. However I can't do that. I don't make the seating plan. I regularly see treats in there. I have a hard time passing them up. I really, really want to eat a donut. I must focus on work and stay out of the kitc... Read more

  • Death threats...... and my daily 5

    5/9/2017 4:31:59 PM, by ONTHEPATH2

    Let' see - it started with a wellness program on stress management. The company ordered Jimmy John's subs and sandwiches for the lunch. The comments from our healthy bunch - "What an oxymoron - wellness and Jimmy John's". Oh boy. Really? It could be worse! Then after lunch it happened. Th... Read more

  • Bowling Banquet Pitall

    5/9/2017 1:17:59 PM, by HMBROWN1

    What a week! So successful - lots of cardio, a bit of strength, pretty healthy eating. Then there was the bowling banquet..... Our bowling alley is sold and being torn down to build condos. So, this was the LAST banquet. So, I should get to eat what I want - right? Why do I always make silly a... Read more

  • The Daily Five and....

    5/8/2017 2:59:39 PM, by ONTHEPATH2

    Getting outside the box. This past weekend I pushed myself outside of my normal box. I went to an event where I knew very few people and was outside my comfort zone. Guess what? I had a great time. People were welcoming and I even joined in the bingo game AND won a prize. It's good to get out ... Read more

  • Race

    5/7/2017 8:33:01 PM, by SQUIRRELMOMMA1

    DH and I walked in the park today. Haven't done that in a few weeks and it was really pleasant. Yesterday morn people were out setting up road signs for a race that was to happen later. One of many in our little town but I didn't realize this one was so close, actually starting in the park and go... Read more

  • Challenging Myself

    5/6/2017 10:15:39 AM, by SQUIRRELMOMMA1

    Today on one of the spark blogs I read someone made a comment about their new 5% challenge. I've never been part of one of those challenges. So I think I will try one with myself this month to see how I do and if I can handle that kind of pressure even if it is on myself. I'm a pretty laid-back k... Read more

  • The Daily Five

    5/5/2017 11:58:20 AM, by ONTHEPATH2

    Starting to reconnect! It looks like I will have my computer back next Tuesday night. Yippee! So here are today's five things I love about my body: 1. I love my arms! OK, so I tell myself those bat wing things are really awful looking and could use some toning - but really - My arms ar... Read more

  • Stuff

    5/3/2017 8:02:41 PM, by SQUIRRELMOMMA1

    Driving in to school today my car dinged that it was 39 degrees. Not sure why VW has decided that 39 needs to be paid attention to (with a little snowflake icon no less). It was actually 38 by the time I arrived at our building but it sure didn't feel that cool. It was sunny and just plain deligh... Read more

  • Disconnected!

    5/3/2017 3:37:21 PM, by ONTHEPATH2

    Oh boy. I feel very disconnected. Since my daughter's house fire, I have let her take my laptop - which leaves me with just my phone! It has been hard to spark! I must admit - I prefer to be on my computer than the app on the phone. So reality - I haven't been sparking much. I feel so disconne... Read more

  • Broken toes and cracked foot can't keep me down!

    5/3/2017 8:17:09 AM, by HMBROWN1

    It is no secret that I have struggled much over the past year - with weight, with injuries, with motivation, etc. I decided that I was the only one hurting myself and I was the only one who could fix it! I was starting to get back on track with new and exciting activities and new recipes - the... Read more

  • His End

    4/30/2017 8:37:50 PM, by SQUIRRELMOMMA1

    My brother passed today. Older sister called as I was getting ready to start dinner. She was crying and said he wouldn't last much longer. So I scooted over to the hospice instantly. He breathing was weird and he was totally unaware. I held his hand and told him we were all there. It was okay now. ... Read more

  • Stuff

    4/26/2017 5:25:05 PM, by SQUIRRELMOMMA1

    I have discovered that dying is a very expensive thing. Both my parents had heart attacks and died in their own homes (or shortly after arriving at the hospital). Two brothers died in car accidents, two more in their homes from heart attacks, a sister found her cancer and died within 2 weeks (at h... Read more