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God Loves Me!
Saturday, August 17, 2019      13 comments

I was out mowing yesterday, I still use a push-mower although it's starting to become challenging in this heat/humidity. Well, I do it in sections, and yesterday I did the front yard, left & right. Left in the morning, Right in the afternoon. ... Read more
Update on the Urgent Prayers needed for Holly #2
Friday, August 16, 2019      9 comments

According to Holly's mother, they are now considering Addison's Disease, a Pituitary Disease. Also Cushing's Syndrome, caused by tumors, and they're going to test for a tumor on her Adrenal Glands, and an MRI of the Pituitary, also looking for ... Read more
Update on the Urgent Prayers needed for Holly
Friday, August 02, 2019      10 comments

Update: Holly now has found a doctor that has a plan for Holly, based on her research into Graves. One step forward. Also, there has been a small improvement in her Kidney Function. Another step forward. Graves is a terrible disease and too... Read more
Urgent Prayer Request for Holly
Tuesday, July 30, 2019      8 comments

No, I don't know her full name but she's young, has a 3 yr old and was recently diagnosed with Grave's Disease. Now she's going into Kidney failure. She urgently needs a miracle and that means asking others to pray for her. Please... Read more
...so I fell on the track today, my own stupid fault.
Sunday, July 28, 2019      13 comments

I was wearing a pair of Toner/Rocker shoes and saw my neighbor. Stupid me tried to run to catch up with her but all I caught up with was my chin to the paved trail. Have you ever tried to put a bandage under your chin, all by yourself, loo... Read more
Anybody doing Intermittent Fasting?
Thursday, July 25, 2019      13 comments

Today I decided to go back to basics with my Nutritional Shakes and Yogurt with my supplements and I'm feeling so much better for it - more energy. My binging was getting out of control, so this seemed like a good idea this morning. I have... Read more
Watch your "Calories Out" - just as important as "Calories In"
Sunday, July 21, 2019      11 comments

OVERWORKEDJANET said I haven't blogged in a while - I knew something would come up. Lately I've been having trouble staying on track and it just didn't feel like normal binging. I've never given a whole lot of thought to underestimating my... Read more
Who says you can't teach an Old Dawg new tricks?!
Sunday, July 14, 2019      9 comments

Checkout my Nutrition Tracker - I'm eating "whole" foods again!! And yesterday, the Ice Cream Man gave me a pint of Chocolate Peanut Butter Fudge Cookie Dough ice cream, after I told him I had just bought 8 jars of Honey Roasted Peanut Butter, ... Read more
Did you get your SparkMail for Spark Weekly Challenges??
Sunday, July 07, 2019      3 comments

From: CERIUSLY To: 2019 Summer 5% Challenge Community Hello Summer Community! Here are the links to the Spark Weekly Challenges for those who wish to join. emoticon To help us get the best from our Living The Good Life this wee... Read more
NOT too late! Come reserve a seat on the plane!
Monday, July 01, 2019      4 comments

2019 Summer 5% Challenge! This is your invitation! Are you looking for a way to get fit, lose weight, and have fun along the way? Check out the 2019 Summer 5% Challenge! Team members will work towards losing 5% of their starting weight in 8... Read more
Black Toenails - Runners/Walkers need to know
Wednesday, June 26, 2019      10 comments

I've escalated my steps this year and joining a gym required me to get "gym shoes." I use the treadmill at the gym almost daily now because it has become too hot for Bubba to be outdoors walking. And I am working on stamina with Incline an... Read more
What can I say, I'm old, lol.
Monday, June 17, 2019      13 comments

Bubba cannot walk in this heat, he really feels it when it hits 90 degrees and we've been hitting 100 degrees. So, I got him a stroller! But it is a baby stroller and I couldn't figure how to remove the seat! We couldn't even get the seat... Read more
Don't buy into the lies - if I can do it, you can too.
Tuesday, June 04, 2019      12 comments

No joke, if I can do it, you can do it too! I lost 90 lbs in 2008 and regained 50 in 2017-2018 as a caregiver to Ray. I'm 67 years old, I was 56 years back in 2008 - so that whole "you can't lose weight after 50" is a lie. Likewise, "y... Read more
June Measurements
Monday, June 03, 2019      9 comments

June Measurements - I forgot to measure in May June 3, 2019 - weight 109.5 - down 1-1/2 lbs - Maintaining 110 Waist 26.25 - down 3/4" Hips 33.25 - down 3/4" Thigh 18 - down 1/2" Calf 13.625 - down 3/8" Upper Arm 11 - down 1/4" ... Read more
NSV on the Assisted Chin & Tricep Dip machine!
Sunday, May 26, 2019      10 comments

When I first tried this machine, I was advised to try to reach half my weight but I had to start with 70 lbs being the assist. I finally reached 55 lbs which is half my weight. Today I was able to move the weight to only 40 lbs being offset! ... Read more

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