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  • Get it Done Day

    7/20/2019 1:24:22 PM, by KALISWALKER

    We have 6 little darlings with us this summer. Despite the numbers, the house is staying tidy enough. We are having a garden party tomorrow, so it will be a busy day getting the food prepped. This afternoon the kids are going to an all-day birthday party and sleepover and we will pop in for the cake... Read more

  • 6 Weeks - still not blinking

    7/19/2019 5:19:41 PM, by TIZSLIM

    The vendors got back to the Estate Agent on Monday with the suggestion that I pay for a Structural Engineers report to be carried out and they'd take the cost off what I'd be paying for the house. I said no. I pointed out that if I walk away from this sale, the same problem is going to occur with ... Read more

  • Friday Update

    7/19/2019 5:10:31 PM, by DWROBERGE

    It was an early star to the day as we were awakened by a neighbor mowing his lawn at six o'clock so I proceeded to do all my daily exercises. We picked up our granddaughter and took her shopping for clothes for school and her upcoming job. The lawn service still has not appeared this week. I set... Read more

  • i dont like gummies

    7/19/2019 12:22:10 PM, by IMREITE

    i normally dont like fads but i really hate the current fad to make vitamins/supplements into gummy candies. Gummies are my least favorite candy. they are the 1 kind i never buy for myself and dont eat when they are offered to me. when i started mindful eating, i realized gummies where the worst min... Read more

  • heart monitor update

    7/19/2019 11:10:12 AM, by GARDENCHRIS

    So yesterday I go to the new specialist that the heart doc wanted me to see. It appears the patch I wore for 2 weeks showed some irregularities in my ekg over time. I have what is called hypertrophic cardiomyopothy which is my heart beats faster and not in any particular good way and then goe... Read more

  • The Glory of The Tea Bag

    7/18/2019 5:11:48 PM, by TIZSLIM

    Years ago I tried supermarket economy tea bags. I swear they were made with the dust from the floor of a factory 9 miles from the nearest tea bag production company. We often refer to a very weak drink as tasting like "gnats p!ss". Trust me, these things were weaker than that. In comparison, gna... Read more

  • Mr. Housewatch guy made his appearance...not impressed!

    7/18/2019 3:40:28 PM, by FLORIDASUN

    A few minutes to blog before I close the gallery and go meet the girls for a while after work. There will be quite a few of us so it should be fun. Leslie, Britten, Erin, Michele, Susan, me, and Barbara. Of course, no one will be able to get a word in edgewise with this many dynamic women altog... Read more

  • swimming

    7/17/2019 10:51:55 PM, by IMREITE

    went swimming at my parents. my sister brought her 3 kids and we watched them in the river. the oldest is a bit fearless. the 3 year old floated because her pullup absorbed a lot of water. it became boyant. but i still kept a tight grip on her. the middle one kept the life jacket on untill her sis... Read more

  • Wednesday Sunshine

    7/17/2019 7:01:56 PM, by DWROBERGE

    We have been busy doing inside work today. All continues to go well. We went to Panera Brad for lunch. I had half a green goddess salad. Keeping focused for more successes. Praying for all affected by recent tragedies. Thanks to all for the encouraging comments. Hope all are having a fantasti... Read more

  • First day back to our consignment gallery...not feelin' it. :-((

    7/17/2019 6:03:47 PM, by FLORIDASUN

    Soooo today was my first day back to our little consignment gallery since the 20th of last month. That's almost 4 weeks closed...yikes! Thank goodness it's the dog days of summer here in FL so there isn't much going on to miss. Summertime in FL is like Sundays in Iowa...everyone rolls up the st... Read more

  • Daydreaming

    7/17/2019 5:05:05 PM, by TIZSLIM

    "Stop daydreaming". "You won't get anything done sitting there daydreaming". "Don't daydream - get on and do something useful". We're not all that keen on daydreaming really are we? Of course I realise there is an argument for getting on and doing rather than dreaming. But a 'daydream' can focu... Read more

  • My Hon Passed Her Blood Test!

    7/17/2019 3:29:40 PM, by KALISWALKER

    The other day hubby and I looked at my blood test results online and he said 'My Hon Passed Her Blood Test!' We are pleased my readings are in the normal ranges, and I am no longer borderline diabetic. Yesterday I had a follow up appointment with my weight loss doctor. He said I was doing well, and ... Read more

  • Social Security and some unpleasant surprises!

    7/16/2019 9:12:54 PM, by FLORIDASUN

    Today I spent 3 1/2 hours cooling my heels in the Social Security office...UGH! I found out an unpleasant actuality about what happens to our spouse's social security payment upon death. They take it back...the instant they are notified by the funeral home. Rotten government! DH passed ... Read more

  • Another mission

    7/16/2019 6:12:58 PM, by TIZSLIM

    Sally pitched up today full of her latest find. She described it to me but I really couldn't get a picture of what she meant. Other than it was something electric and kitchen related. She told me that inscribed on said item was 'Keenox Gourmet' so natch I did a search. Seems that's a brand name ... Read more

  • 1lb 4oz again

    7/15/2019 5:49:42 PM, by TIZSLIM

    Don't be impatient we're told. It took time to gain the weight so obviously it will take time to lose it. Well clearly. That's a truism so obvious it beggars belief that it even has to be said. At its most basic this weight loss thing is straight forward right? Calories in vs calories expended.... Read more

  • DH's Celebration of Life was just THAT!

    7/14/2019 10:01:13 PM, by FLORIDASUN

    Hello my wonderful friends! Yesterday was so joyous! Everything was so nice and I was so happy with the turn out for my darling husband. He had well over 50 people come to his Celebration of Life at Hope Hospice. He had former employees, his construction friends from when we had our big busines... Read more

  • i arrived berry-ing a gift

    7/14/2019 7:46:22 PM, by IMREITE

    i picked strawberries at a u-pick place. my mom mentioned yesterday that she wanted some but did not have time to get any. so i picked a bucket for her too and dropped it off when we went there . when i came in i said that "i', here berry -ing gifts" i like puns... Read more

  • Strawberries and Cream

    7/14/2019 6:30:50 PM, by TIZSLIM

    Every year I indulge in a bowl of strawberries and cream on the opening day of Wimbledon. Plus A bowl on each of the final's days. I mentioned previously that youngest son went and got me some for the start of the tournament. He also fetched me some on Friday ready for the weekend. I love how my... Read more

  • Can I be happy with less?

    7/14/2019 1:49:12 PM, by KALISWALKER

    I have been measuring my food and tracking calories all year. Lately, I started having 1/4 cup servings vs 1/2 cups servings of higher-calorie foods like Bush beans, oatmeal, bran muffin, mashed potatoes, yogurt, and cottage cheese, rather than just giving them up. I have sufficient protein and calc... Read more

  • Allah provides again

    7/13/2019 5:47:33 PM, by TIZSLIM

    I've been looking at recipes for homemade beauty products over the last couple of days. All of them claim to include 'things you have in your store cupboard anyway'. Really? Not in my store cupboard. One thing that came up over and over again was coconut oil. No I don't have any. In fact I've n... Read more

  • Why Fear Dieting?

    7/13/2019 4:48:50 PM, by KALISWALKER

    My weight is heading in the right direction, 198.6 today. I had a slight increase with my new medication resulting in water retention, but I am in onederland again. Today I posted a good weigh-in for the 5% Challenge. Now to work on my Tuesday TOPS weigh-in. I am thinking about years of being ... Read more

  • The Body

    7/13/2019 12:53:55 AM, by DJ4HEALTH

    For as the body is one and has many members, but all the members of that one body, being many, are one body, so also is Christ. 1 Corinthians 12:12... Read more

  • 17th anniversary tomorrow

    7/13/2019 12:07:40 AM, by IMREITE

    we went away for a trip a few weeks ago. this weekend we plan to kick back. tomorrow we are are going to have some people over for brunch. then homemade pizza for supper. sunday may be swimming or a going kayaking. mostly just time to relax and rest up.... Read more

  • 7 Weeks - A response

    7/12/2019 5:47:28 PM, by TIZSLIM

    The vendors were due back from holiday yesterday so when I hadn't heard anything by midday today I 'phoned the Estate Agent. Julie who is dealing with things was apparently trying to contact the vendors as she'd just missed a call from them. She rang me back some time later to say sibling one was ... Read more

  • no late work nights this week

    7/12/2019 12:29:31 AM, by IMREITE

    i love the fact that our mandetory overtime is over. they are letting people do extra hours if they want. hahahaha. they are nuts. i am coming home on time, taking naps and spending time outside in my garden. its only been 4 days and i dont want to give up the free time yet.... Read more

  • Another promise kept to my dear husband

    7/11/2019 6:58:23 PM, by FLORIDASUN

    We are getting close to Saturdays Celebration of Life for my beautiful husband of 41 years. I am so happy that I found a photographer/video professional to handle the logistics of doing hubby's slide show with his favorite music added to it. It will be perfect! I can't wait to see what he has come u... Read more

  • Scintillating at Sixty - Facing up

    7/11/2019 5:33:38 PM, by TIZSLIM

    9 months to go. That seems appropriate. Time to really focus on growing and giving birth to a new me. Well not a new me. More a REnewed me. Today I sat at my dressing table and took a good long hard look in the mirror. The sun was pouring in the window where the dressing table is position... Read more

  • Accountablility

    7/11/2019 11:45:14 AM, by KALISWALKER

    My weight loss accountability - TOPS group, Medical Weight Management Program, 5% Challenge, my husband, my friends, me. Tuesday - Woo Hoo I was down 7 pounds since my last weigh-in 3 weeks ago (was on vacation). The TOPS members were thrilled to see someone in our group have a happy dance wei... Read more

  • Coming to terms

    7/11/2019 9:29:25 AM, by REBEKAHDEMENTIA

    After my suprise information yesterday I have to admit I got a bit depressed. I stopped tracking and kind of lumped around all day. But I think im coming around to it now. Feeling a bit more myself. And hopefully back on track.... Read more

  • Moving towards Saturday my dear hubby's 'Celebration of Life' day

    7/10/2019 10:25:08 PM, by FLORIDASUN

    I'm moving forward towards Don's special day of celebrating a life well lived this coming Saturday. I'm hopeful 50+ people will attend. I want to keep the celebration as light-hearted and as happy as possible. That's the way the hubs would want it. After his memorial we will all come back to the h... Read more

  • A little treat or two

    7/10/2019 5:33:24 PM, by TIZSLIM

    Back in April when it was my birthday, youngest son had very little money. It was of course also my daughter's birthday on the same day and she'd invited her siblings out for a celebration at the weekend. I suggested to youngest son he spent what little money he had on going out with his sister an... Read more

  • At a loss

    7/10/2019 4:52:50 PM, by REBEKAHDEMENTIA

    I am feeling baffled and lost. I just found out they removed my gallbladder during my last surgery and just failed to ever tell me. I found out reading my insurance forms. And now im waiting to find out if i have any stomach left at all....... Read more

  • it's over!!!! sunny days again

    7/9/2019 8:51:09 PM, by IMREITE

    our mandetory overtime is now over. it lasted about 50 weeks. tiday we are running out of work and getting to stuff almost as soon as it comes in. so we are done and should hopefully stay that way... Read more

  • One Down

    7/9/2019 5:28:09 PM, by TIZSLIM

    Dental appointment today for the root canal treatment on the tooth that caused me so much pain last December. I have to admit I was more concerned about the anaesthetic given I had such an unpleasant reaction when I had the emergency treatment done. They put adrenaline in the anaesthetic to stop b... Read more

  • Yum yum yum

    7/9/2019 5:11:35 PM, by REBEKAHDEMENTIA

    First egg sandwich in a long time. Found a sugar free reduced carb bread. We'll see how it effects my sugar levels.... Read more

  • TOPS Cheerleaders!

    7/9/2019 3:50:25 PM, by KALISWALKER

    Woo Hoo I am down 7 pounds since my last weigh-in 3 weeks ago (was on vacation). The TOPS members were thrilled to see someone in our group have a happy dance weigh in. I think that is the fastest weight loss I have ever had. Two days of eating lightly offset the party food on Saturday night. ... Read more

  • Down sizes

    7/8/2019 11:39:23 PM, by REBEKAHDEMENTIA

    So my scale hasn't moved in a while, but I'm down clothing sizes. I have been a 18 pant and a men's XXL shirt for a long while. I fit a size 10 dress, 12 pant, and men's M shirt.... Read more

  • 1lb 4oz

    7/8/2019 6:10:55 PM, by TIZSLIM

    Monday is my weigh in day but last week I forgot. Got on the scales this morning and discovered I've lost 1lb 4oz in the past two weeks. I was somewhat meh! Who can blame me? It's hardly earth shattering after all. Then I got to thinking, what if I'd GAINED 1lb 4oz? I wouldn't be so dism... Read more

  • Bringing Sexy Back & Other Shows & My Excuse Schedule

    7/8/2019 2:17:01 PM, by KALISWALKER

    I have difficulty falling asleep and staying asleep. Last night I was tired and went to bed at 9 PM, and only slept 6.5 hours (love the Fitbit sleep report), but I stayed in bed listening to an audiobook. I got Netflix on my laptop yesterday and will start watching some boring shows related to fitne... Read more

  • strawberries

    7/7/2019 9:56:55 PM, by IMREITE

    my garden has some strawberries. i have them covered with nets to keep the birds out. id like to go to a upick place to get more but it is hard to get out of work.... Read more

  • If only I could sew

    7/7/2019 5:31:11 PM, by TIZSLIM

    I've been going through yet more clothes today. I seem to have more clothes than your average department store. I've already boxed up and sent about 25% for storage in Bristol [worker friend's loft]. Plus I've already given away or boxed up another 25% [minimum] to sell/donate. I also took a num... Read more

  • Day 3 vacation

    7/7/2019 3:34:00 PM, by ALEXANDRAE

    3day weekend here. Even with family in town and eating out, I still stayed on course with exercise and food tracking. Went over on calories and I figured I was part of life. Back to normal on last day off. Feeling good!... Read more

  • A surprise (huge) bill came in the mail. Darn!

    7/7/2019 10:42:38 AM, by CTUPTON

    Last month, I broke a tooth. It was a crown and I bit too hard on something. No pain. I went to the dentist, got things fixed, a bridge with 4 teeth and one was pulled. Much worse that I thought. Front teeth. I paid the big bill . Just recently they told me insurance would not pay for the res... Read more

  • Well there's a first

    7/6/2019 6:07:30 PM, by TIZSLIM

    A few days ago it was confirmed that Andy Murray and Serena Williams would be playing the mixed doubles at Wimbledon. I sent a link to an article about it to eldest son with the question - "What do I do now. Fist pump when he serves and snarl when it's her turn"? Because sorry America but the tru... Read more

  • I Love Day One! & Lo-Cal Desserts Ideas

    7/6/2019 3:24:34 PM, by KALISWALKER

    Before the 5% Challenge starts I think of how I will succeed in losing 5% of my starting weight and my motivation is running high. In the Spring 5% Challenge I lost 2.8 pounds, not a big loss but certainly headed in the right direction. In between challenges I set a goal Small June Goal... One... Read more

  • It's Day 1 of our 5% weight loss challenge & hubby's obit

    7/6/2019 8:23:46 AM, by FLORIDASUN

    Hello dear sparklers! I'm very happy to have our Teddy Bear 5% challenge begin today. This is a challenge where we work as a team to lose 5% of our current weight in 8 weeks. I NEED this motivates me to take care of ME and it hopefully will brighten my mood a little in the grievin... Read more

  • 8 Weeks - no news is good news

    7/5/2019 5:23:20 PM, by TIZSLIM

    So the saying goes. I'm not entirely convinced. On balance I think some response to what is a major concern would be better than no news. The vendors are on holiday seemingly until 11th July and aren't responding to the estate agent's messages. The days are ticking away. If it is subsidence at ... Read more

  • Socializing in the grief process is weird!

    7/5/2019 3:52:46 PM, by FLORIDASUN

    652 Hello my dear friends! I hope your 4th of July holiday was nice. My friend Michele invited me to spend the holiday with her, her 2 sons (who are like my very own), her guy who has Alzheimer's and her father who she brought to her home from the nursing home he is in located in Sarasota. ... Read more

  • I prefer cardio

    7/5/2019 10:19:57 AM, by ALEXANDRAE

    I prefer cardio to strength training but understand I must keep the weight bearing exercise up especially as I’m over 50. I did a 10 minute upper body weight video on YouTube today and I am committed to doing something like that twice a week... Read more

  • July 4th celebration

    7/5/2019 2:28:03 AM, by CTUPTON

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  • The Birthday Brunch Bunch do Americana

    7/4/2019 5:35:15 PM, by TIZSLIM

    Sally's birthday brunch went well. Most of us managed some form of Americana. I actually managed to find my 'American Cap'. Some years back I arranged to meet up with an old school friend. He was going to New York before our get together so brought the cap back for me. It says 'Beach Bum' which... Read more

  • "No excuses I can do it!"

    7/4/2019 1:12:11 PM, by KALISWALKER

    "No excuses I can do it!" Our Summer 5% Challenge Theme. Carefully select 3 important daily goals you will can do to consistently exercise and eat sensibly - regardless of where you are, whatever you are doing and whoever you are with. These are things you can do on your own any where. Tell you... Read more

  • Follow Through

    7/4/2019 11:25:23 AM, by LITTLEBIRCH

    I recently read a Spark article about doing something that you really don't want to do. How many times have I said "I don't feel like it". Well, the article says, "just start and if you want to quit after you get started, then that a choice at that point in time". That idea is a great trick for me. ... Read more

  • Back on track

    7/4/2019 7:55:33 AM, by ALEXANDRAE

    Glad to see my weight moving closer to where it was. My accepting of weight fluctuations without panic was successful.... Read more


    7/4/2019 6:35:50 AM, by SMIDGON

    HAPPY 4TH OF JULY Be Careful and Have Fun BLESSINGS... Read more

  • A love letter I found purely by accident it makes me so happy!

    7/3/2019 7:54:03 PM, by FLORIDASUN

    Here is the letter I found in 'Pages' a program DH often used when he wrote. I would have never have found it if I hadn't gone to Pages to send a letter to his mom and sister. He wrote this right before he went in to have his tumor removed last June of 2018. I'll treasure it always and forever.... Read more

  • Throw Out the Ice Cream

    7/3/2019 7:21:22 PM, by KALISWALKER

    Ice cream - the best time to throw it out is when the guests leave, not 3 days later LOL. But it's in the garbage no more cherry ice cream 1/2 cup = 270 calories to beckon to me. My Daily Focus 1) My best weight is the weight that will give me a normal BMI 2) Diet = Way of Life = Susta... Read more

  • Staying busy when I'd rather stay in bed all day with the covers pulled over my head!

    7/3/2019 7:21:16 PM, by FLORIDASUN

    I am making progress in pulling DH's 'Life Well Lived' celebration together on Saturday, July 13th at 2 p.m. It will be held at Joanne's House Hope Hospice where he spent his last days under the excellent care of doctor's and nurses. I stayed right there with him...pretty much 24/7 other than t... Read more

  • Americano

    7/3/2019 5:23:12 PM, by TIZSLIM

    Monday was Sally's birthday. As you know, The Birthday Brunch Bunch get together at Rhubarb on the nearest suitable date to celebrate each birthday. Tomorrow was the date chosen to celebrate Sally's birthday. Of course it's also American Independence day so Sally asked that we all bring a bit of ... Read more

  • Weight is up

    7/3/2019 7:48:48 AM, by ALEXANDRAE

    In the two months I have spent with SparkPeople I have learned a lot. My weight is up 3 pounds and I am confident to say I know the scale is not the only measurement of success. In the past I would’ve been very upset. I’m reminded that weight can fluctuate for a variety of reasons. I keep working my... Read more

  • Pam's party

    7/2/2019 6:09:14 PM, by TIZSLIM

    You will no doubt be astounded to hear I've spent a large part of my day with at least half an eye on Wimbledon. Early evening and the schedule was completed on Number One court so they added a bonus match. A Women's singles. Turned out to be quite a good match. Number One Court now has a retrac... Read more

  • Delicious

    7/2/2019 1:20:25 PM, by REBEKAHDEMENTIA

    Only ended up making one of the breakfast "burritos". The other will end up being lunch. But my goodness it was good! I wish i had a avacado instead of mayo, but need to go shopping.... Read more

  • King's heart

    7/1/2019 11:33:15 PM, by DJ4HEALTH

    The king’s heart is in the hand of the Lord as the rivers of water. He turneth it whithersoever He will. Proverbs 21:1... Read more

  • drama day

    7/1/2019 11:31:20 PM, by IMREITE

    there was some drama at work today. it ended up getting resolved by the end of the day. but people were pissy for a few hours. i was crabby too. but after getting the information (late) i realized it is a big change but does not affect all my work, maybe an odd task or 2.... Read more

  • Grief is a slough of a just have to feel it and do your best

    7/1/2019 6:50:39 PM, by FLORIDASUN

    Hello, my darling friends. You have uplifted and comforted me with your beautiful goodies and good wishes during this sad, sad time in my world. I honestly thought after the heartbreak of losing our beautiful son in 2006 my hubby and I would be spared another hit by the grim reaper. S... Read more

  • Quiet Please!

    7/1/2019 4:53:57 PM, by TIZSLIM

    Yes it's THAT time of year. Wimbledon. Although I can stream tennis from all over the world these days, Wimbledon is still kind of special as it was the tournament that got me into tennis. Back then of course it was all the tennis I got to see. Been quite an eventful day of it too. ... Read more

  • Wolves & Future Reward

    7/1/2019 3:40:04 PM, by KALISWALKER

    I am on Fidalgo Island, north of Seattle. The sun is shining, and I am looking out onto Skagit Bay, on the Pacific Ocean. The tide is in and the sun is sparkling on the water; nearby islands seem so close. Jets from the nearby airbase can be heard now and then. I am doing my Spanish lessons th... Read more

  • HOT, HOT, HOT,,,

    7/1/2019 12:28:57 PM, by SMIDGON

    I don't know how hot it is your way! Here this is the 4th day of temps in 90s. With heat index even higher. Very humid. I found out that I have a fluctuating BP. I am to keep a check on it. But, the minute I feel like it is going up, DONT TAKE IT. When have calmed down then retake. I... Read more

  • Your mission should you choose to accept it......

    6/30/2019 5:57:08 PM, by TIZSLIM

    Elaine has bought herself a sat nav because she keeps getting lost. Not just any old sat nav. It's very fancy and does all sorts of wonderful extra things seemingly. She called me to ask if I'd help her set it up as she didn't have a clue how to do it. I said I'd have a go. She picked me up thi... Read more

  • Reflections on a beautiful husband and the lessons he taught me

    6/30/2019 9:01:39 AM, by FLORIDASUN

    I've been thinking and reflecting on the many many lessons my beautiful husband taught me throughout our 41-year marriage before he was called home Thursday 6/27 about 5 a.m. First, he prepared me for life without him in subtle ways. As his health declined I became the driver in the famil... Read more

  • Reflections on a beautiful husband and the lessons he taught me

    6/30/2019 9:01:38 AM, by FLORIDASUN

    I've been thinking and reflecting on the many many lessons my beautiful husband taught me throughout our 41-year marriage before he was called home Thursday 6/27 about 5 a.m. First, he prepared me for life without him in subtle ways. As his health declined I became the driver in the famil... Read more

  • riding

    6/29/2019 11:16:05 PM, by IMREITE

    it was not rainy so we went for a short bike ride tonight. sill getting used to the bike seat, but otherwise it is not hard on my legs are cardio but i am still getting used to the bike seat. once i am used to it then i will want longer rides... Read more

  • I'm in disbelief that my precious hubby is gone

    6/29/2019 9:17:44 PM, by FLORIDASUN

    I've felt plenty of sadness in my life but the loss of my precious hubby after 41 years of marriage working together for 30 of those years is pain beyond pain. This precious and wonderful man did his best to prepare me for his departure from this earth. He had surgery to remove a nasty tumor fr... Read more

  • Muhammad and the mountain [Tiz style]

    6/29/2019 4:50:24 PM, by TIZSLIM

    For the past few weeks Elaine has been on about wanting to buy gifts for Carol and I because we saved her life dontcha know. I have pointed out countless times that we DID NOT save her life. We did what friends do. When we couldn't get hold of her we went bashing on her door and then on her neigh... Read more

  • Punny morning

    6/29/2019 11:19:48 AM, by REBEKAHDEMENTIA

    I love a bad joke... Read more

  • chia seeds as an egg substitute or thickener-- news to me! AND RECIPES!!!

    6/29/2019 9:35:08 AM, by CTUPTON
    _use_chia_seeds... Read more

  • more weeding done

    6/29/2019 12:28:37 AM, by IMREITE

    strawberry patch weeded.... Read more

  • 9 weeks - many a slip twixt the cup and the lip

    6/28/2019 4:59:21 PM, by TIZSLIM

    Earlier this week I got an email from Linzi [solicitor] attaching the completed forms from the vendors of my [hopefully] new home to be. These detail all sorts of information including what fixtures and fittings they will be leaving. Seemingly they plan to leave the washing machine/tumble dryer wh... Read more

  • Happy World Microbiome Day!

    6/28/2019 12:05:29 PM, by CTUPTON
    Dp0MlKy2IHqJyrkLKBPL2BKn4#2462bfbb43dc ... Read more

  • Proud

    6/28/2019 7:23:01 AM, by ALEXANDRAE

    Three days of travel and I maintained my exercise and my tracking. It was hard to track because of restaurant meals but I was proud of myself for making good decisions. I had a 6 Hour Drive ome and I broke it up and walked around rest stops. I weighed myself this morning and I was down 1 pound. I ca... Read more

  • belted bag for carrying cell phone

    6/27/2019 11:23:15 PM, by CTUPTON

    $4.99 I bought this. I hope it is comfortable. chris
    ... Read more

  • Rapture ready

    6/27/2019 11:23:10 PM, by DJ4HEALTH

    Walking with the Lord and then suddenly there in the presence of the Lord forever…! My soul… what a day, what a day! W. A. Criswell... Read more

  • still tired from vacation

    6/27/2019 9:30:19 PM, by IMREITE

    being gone for 4 days was good, but i am behind on some goals. i finished weeding my veggie garden last night so it should be good for another couple weeks, good timing because now we have rain storms then next few days... Read more

  • Retracing my steps

    6/27/2019 5:57:21 PM, by TIZSLIM

    I mentioned the other day that my mobility is really poor at the moment. I got to thinking what little thing can I do [as well at the Arthritis specific exercises] to start turning things around? Figured I'd start my daily walks with my camera again. I thought it would be good to take pictures of... Read more

  • A star in the making?

    6/26/2019 5:30:29 PM, by TIZSLIM

    Had my dental check up today. My dentist is about a mile away and I was pleased that I managed to walk there in just under twenty minutes. I used to take about 12 minutes or 9/10 if I was pushing myself but hey, just under 20 minutes isn't so bad. As I anticipated I need quite a bit doing. Inclu... Read more

  • 198.8 Pounds - Onederland!

    6/26/2019 3:23:38 PM, by KALISWALKER

    I AM IN ONEDERLAND! What a great way to start the day! My goal was to hit onederland before the 2019 Summer 5% Challenge. I am dancing with joy! I took a picture of the scale and will post it later in the week. As I drove home this morning (to get my fitbit charger) I thought staying in onedera... Read more

  • How do you keep your cell phone handy!

    6/26/2019 3:00:40 PM, by CTUPTON

    I wish women's pants had pockets. And most do not even have belt loops. I can't find a comfortable way to carry my cell phone around. A friend wears a fanny pack, but I find that cumbersome, too. chris... Read more

  • Tough day at work

    6/26/2019 9:44:51 AM, by ALEXANDRAE

    I had a tough day at work and it killed my appetite for dinner. First time in my life! I knew I’d get hungry later so I made sure I had nuts, decaf tea and a power bar in my hotel. They had hot chocolate chip cookies at check in. I ate two and tracked it. Skipped power bar, ate nuts, called it a day... Read more

  • I am what [where] I am

    6/25/2019 5:47:42 PM, by TIZSLIM

    In recent years I seem to have been caught up in various vicious circles. I've written at length about the legal hoops I've had to jump through with regards my house, and also about the day to day problems with the house. Round and round and round I go. At last though the end is [hopefully] in si... Read more

  • Good Decisions Grocery Shopping

    6/25/2019 3:53:53 PM, by KALISWALKER

    We are settled at the RV park. I was asleep by 8:30 PM and woke up refreshed. This morning I saw some friends, got their little shopping lists for when I am in town. Now I am at the library Sparking, and did my Duolingo. I forgot my Fitbit Ionic charger and can't find someone who has one. After... Read more

  • Taking inspiration

    6/24/2019 5:27:32 PM, by TIZSLIM

    I messaged eldest son about the tennis last night. He was clearly on a very early start this morning as I found a message from him that had been sent at just after 5 a.m as follows; "If you'd told me a week ago Andy would win the doubles I'd have said no way. If you'd then told me that Andy w... Read more

  • Coming Home 2 Pounds Lighter!

    6/24/2019 3:21:24 PM, by KALISWALKER

    I am betting on me to make good decisions for food and exercise and come home in onederland. Yes still fluctuating in the 200-ville, weigh this AM 201.6 pounds. We are ready to leave for an 11 night RV vacation at La Conner WA. It's a very natural setting with singing around campfire, pickleball, e... Read more

  • Let's try that photo again

    6/24/2019 10:45:02 AM, by REBEKAHDEMENTIA

    Hm.. it cut off poor Riker let's try that photo again... Read more

  • A new low

    6/24/2019 7:37:22 AM, by ALEXANDRAE

    I dropped below 170! 169.8. Whoo hoo! ... Read more

  • back from family camping trip

    6/23/2019 11:44:50 PM, by IMREITE

    some of my dads side of the family decided to do atrip to Mackinak i was in a cabin with indoor plumbing.i am not a tent person but the others in the group where in their own cabin or rented RV. the drive there was about 9 hours. i still ended up with over 10,000 steps the first 3 days. i forgot my ... Read more

  • Fariytale of London

    6/23/2019 5:39:35 PM, by TIZSLIM

    Warning just in case you're another tennis nut - this blog contains results. Read no further if you wish to avoid them! If not, scroll on down. So Andy Murray returns to competitive action albeit in doubles, for the first time since his second h... Read more

  • Hiking with one of my dogs

    6/23/2019 5:17:57 PM, by REBEKAHDEMENTIA

    Finally healed up enough from my surgery to go hiking. I couldn't really walk the dog yet my husband had to, but it was so fun!... Read more

  • Food & Kitchen

    6/22/2019 6:38:02 PM, by KALISWALKER

    Food - I am decreasing the types of food I have in the kitchen. As some things get used up I am not replacing them. I want less variety so I stay focused on a simple menu. Breakfast this morning - toasted Winco whole wheat English muffin, one poached egg, 1/2 Tbsp jam = 231 calories Poac... Read more

  • Answer the 'phone dummy

    6/22/2019 6:14:19 PM, by TIZSLIM
    v=BXlmESwRzHE NO NO NO - Don't answer the 'phone Dummy! There I was, watching Andy Murray's semi final doubles match at Queens when my mobile rang. No big deal. I can ignore it. I make no apologies for ignoring the 'phone on occasion. I'm not a slave ... Read more

  • Accept the Apology You Never Got & La Conner Weight Loss Plan

    6/22/2019 2:20:36 AM, by KALISWALKER

    A few years ago a close friend had an outrageous tantrum at me in reaction to a discussion I was having with someone else. I was shocked by the outburst, no one has every talked to me that way. But I didn't react to it, like I would not react to a small child's tantrum. The friendship continued but ... Read more