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  • Haiku of the Day

    6/23/2018 6:36:28 AM, by ADDISONLJONES

    Haiku #174 (of 365): They always tell him the wind is invisible. But he can see it.... Read more

  • Met a Goal

    6/23/2018 5:06:55 AM, by ZELLAZM

    Today I reached the goal I had for the trip - down to 160! It feels good to be consistently losing again. I know the reasons, too - I'm consistently exercising and consistently NOT grazing in the evenings. Those two things alone have made a big difference. Next week, I should be able to move into 15... Read more

  • it's friday

    6/22/2018 10:17:43 AM, by MOMMY445

    another week is almost done. i managed to get some more of my online course work done yesterday. i will work on it some more today. it is supposed to be a mostly rainy weekend here. that is okay. there are plenty of activities that can be done indoors. my daughter had a great game yesterday and says... Read more

  • Day 151 - Weekend Plans

    6/22/2018 8:55:22 AM, by NDSTOIC44

    I struggle to plan my weekends. There is simply not enough time in the day to get everything done. One of my main goals for this weekend will be do get school clothes for my daughter. Also, I am planning to buy a new swimsuit. I've committed to weekly water aerobics, and that type of activity n... Read more

  • I tried to give up coffee

    6/22/2018 6:42:02 AM, by WINACHST

    I was sick a few weeks ago and didn't drink coffee for a few days because whatever I had affected my taste buds. My coffee tasted horrid and so I tried to give it up. I lasted about three days. I did not get that caffeine withdrawal headache, but I missed that little lift me up it gave me in th... Read more

  • Today's Haiku

    6/22/2018 6:36:55 AM, by ADDISONLJONES

    Haiku #173 (of 365): She closes the book and closes her eyes, also— moved by the story.... Read more

  • it's thursday

    6/21/2018 12:46:45 PM, by MOMMY445

    summer is here! hurray! my daughter says hi and she had a great soccer practice yesterday after dinner. today i will be focusing a bit more on my online course work, as i have gotten behind a bit. i am more than halfway done this particular online course i am now in. it is pretty much down to math s... Read more

  • Day 150 - Water Aerobics and self-care

    6/21/2018 8:48:57 AM, by NDSTOIC44

    Today is water aerobics day. It'll be a long day at work followed by a good workout. I've been getting some good workouts in all week and I will ear my rest day tomorrow for sure. I'm still working on self care. Last night I took a sleeping pill to ensure that I would get a good night's sleep. ... Read more

  • Haiku of the Day

    6/21/2018 6:41:10 AM, by ADDISONLJONES

    Haiku #172 (of 365): I’m never alone, she tells me—it’s the downside of being adored.... Read more

  • When comfort food gets healthy

    6/20/2018 10:48:55 PM, by ALLIEOOPS2

    213 This morning my mom called bright and early to tell me my dad had been admitted to the hospital with atrial fibrillation. He’d passed out at dinner with long time friends and been rushed to the hospital. He’d never had heart issues before and has always been the picture of health. T... Read more

  • Home, sweet home!

    6/20/2018 4:51:55 PM, by RAWCOOKIE

    I am feeling really at home in the new flat. What a blessing! I still have to get curtains, light-shades, carpet - but it's feeling very 'me'. And it's so private and quiet - I can't believe it! Living room/dining room/office Bedroom Kitchen I still have... Read more

  • making a change

    6/20/2018 12:38:52 PM, by NEED2MOVE2

    so.. I have stayed the same weight for weeks... bounced 3 pounds up and down. Well... I have had it! 104 Not settling for " maybe this is the weight my body wants" Moving forward.. going for the weigh I WANT! 224 watch out fat.. I am coming for you! 234... Read more

  • I feel powerful

    6/20/2018 12:29:11 PM, by NEED2MOVE2

    I control what I put in my body I control how much I move my body I control my destiny! Life is awesome! keto on! 104... Read more

  • it's wednesday

    6/20/2018 10:21:37 AM, by MOMMY445

    another beautiful day here today! my daughter says hi to all! i will reach the goals i have set for today. when the weather is this nice outside, i find myself heading outdoors more often than staying inside. tonight is soccer practice for my daughter and she is looking forward to it. all of the bir... Read more

  • Day 149 - WiW

    6/20/2018 9:16:53 AM, by NDSTOIC44

    My body really, really wants to stay in the 210s. In time I'll work it down lower. I'm stepping up my workout game and getting back to running. I start formal race training soon. Keep the spark alive!... Read more

  • Today's Haiku

    6/20/2018 5:25:08 AM, by ADDISONLJONES

    Haiku #171 (of 365): The treadmill sits there, forgotten, always alone, while he runs outside. ... Read more

  • Been along time.

    6/20/2018 12:35:36 AM, by TIGERLILY56

    It has been a long time since I have been here, sad to say not much has changed. I need to get back to where i feel comfortable with myself and to tell the truth I don;t know where to begin. I need to lose about 50 lbs, I feel like some of those 600 lb people on that show, I just need to find som... Read more

  • Feeling better!

    6/19/2018 12:19:54 PM, by DEPOTMODE

    So at the end of April I decided to bite the bullet. I ordered the DDP Yoga workout DVDs. I've been looking at the program for about a year before I pulled the trigger on ordering them. I was encouraged by not only people losing weight, but people recovering from back injuries. Including the cr... Read more

  • it's tuesday

    6/19/2018 12:18:16 PM, by MOMMY445

    this is the first day in a long time where i am not sore on my left leg or hip areas. i feel really good today and i will be going for a long walk in the afternoon. it is not as hot and humid here today as it was the other day. my daughter says hi. all of the birds say cheep,cheep! have a terrific d... Read more

  • 31.4lbs down, and counting!

    6/19/2018 9:46:24 AM, by WANNABFITNHLTHY

    Only 3.6lbs away from my half way point, which I was hoping to get to by the 4th of July (still looking like a possibility!) Yay!... Read more

  • Day 148 - Social Media

    6/19/2018 9:19:17 AM, by NDSTOIC44

    Social media can be such a major cause of unnecessary anxiety. I posted on facebook with some informed, intelligent comments about a recent political issue. Then people started arguing with me. The irony? The people arguing with me were people who had views that aligned with what I was saying. They ... Read more

  • You want some?

    6/19/2018 8:40:28 AM, by WINACHST

    We went to Aldi's the other day and, of course, we have to walk past the candy cookie aisle because in the store we went to, that is displayed when you first walk in. Guess what is the money maker for that store? Hubby grabs a box of cookies for him, then picks up another flavor and asks me if ... Read more

  • Being Ernest Hemingway

    6/19/2018 6:37:37 AM, by ADDISONLJONES

    Please note: I wrote this (and did the “experiment”) a few months ago. I am NOT in imminent danger of alcohol poisoning, nor do I need to be enrolled in a substance abuse program. Got that? Okay, then, read on. 😊 Today, I’m going to be Hemingway, using alcohol in an attempt to unleash the crea... Read more

  • Haiku of the Day

    6/19/2018 6:32:30 AM, by ADDISONLJONES

    Haiku #170 (of 365): She sits on the beach, cringing at the blazing heat, wishing she were home.... Read more

  • mini vacation wine recovery plan :)

    6/18/2018 1:48:52 PM, by NEED2MOVE2

    so... this week NO WINE! 46 but need to get back on track! 521 Keto strong... real food ! water water water water green tea No wine! I have this! 104... Read more

  • it's monday

    6/18/2018 10:49:02 AM, by MOMMY445

    another very warm and humid day here today, with a chance of thunderstorms this afternoon and some rain. my daughter and i are prepared for the day. then it is supposed to be a lot cooler tomorrow here. i am keeping cool in the local library and mall today. all of the birds say cheep,cheep! have a g... Read more

  • awesome mini vacation

    6/18/2018 10:08:01 AM, by NEED2MOVE2

    3 day weekend! Awesome 198 time.. to much wine! Back on track! 104... Read more

  • Day 147 - Live like you're at goal weight

    6/18/2018 8:51:27 AM, by NDSTOIC44

    A while back I used my daily blogging to go through my reasons for losing weight. It was an exercise I stole from another blogger, and it was helpful. It's an exercise I'm certain I'll revisit again when times get tough. One of the reasons that I cited was that I wanted to feel comfortable wear... Read more

  • Safely docked

    6/18/2018 7:35:46 AM, by RAWCOOKIE

    The move was tiring - it drizzled all day. The two removal guys were great - very careful, thoughtful, friendly, kind - totally the best. My resolution not to stress on them worked too. Being locals we found we had lots of mutual contacts. I was able to give them 10% tip each too - which felt very ... Read more

  • Today's Haiku

    6/18/2018 5:31:43 AM, by ADDISONLJONES

    Haiku #169 (of 365): The dog paws at her, always insisting that she give him all her love.... Read more

  • Haiku of the Day

    6/17/2018 6:51:38 AM, by ADDISONLJONES

    Haiku #168 (of 365): She pours out the tea, just a small cup for herself, on this sunny day. ... Read more

  • Today is the day!

    6/17/2018 2:13:49 AM, by RAWCOOKIE

    I woke up early and made myself stay horizontal for another couple of hours. With everything packed up it feels like there's nothing to do. But I was flicking through my photos and saw this one. And you know what? There's time for a walk around the town & beach. 361 My hula ... Read more

  • Counting calories

    6/16/2018 9:29:51 PM, by TEEPHOTO

    If only this were true... Read more

  • Leave it to the professionals

    6/16/2018 5:23:36 PM, by RAWCOOKIE

    Having now emptied every drawer, every cupboard, every shelf and put it all in boxes, I am now overcrowded with cardboard boxes. I shall be so glad when it's over! Tonight I tried to dismantle a sofa that I am sure came in kit form. I could only get so far, and am left with the base frame ... Read more

  • Today's Haiku

    6/16/2018 6:56:48 AM, by ADDISONLJONES

    Haiku #167 (of 365): He hopes against hope that this time will be the one when it all changes.... Read more

  • It's Getting Real!

    6/16/2018 6:47:35 AM, by ZELLAZM

    Ouch! Yesterday, I got the first of the vaccine shots I need before I leave for Kenya in 18 days. It was a 4-pack of polio, tetanus, dyptheria and something else. In 10 days, I'll get the yellow fever and hepatitis A shots. I also got malaria prophylaxis tablets and other tablets for typhoid. AND an... Read more

  • Day 144 - Water Aerobics update

    6/15/2018 9:04:04 AM, by NDSTOIC44

    Yesterday I tried out my first water aerobics class. It was the first time that the facility was doing a class so there were just a few of us and it seemed a little disorganized. But I had fun! It was a good workout and I enjoyed it. I will start to go weekly. I've never been much of a group fi... Read more

  • Haiku of the Day

    6/15/2018 7:17:01 AM, by ADDISONLJONES

    Haiku #166 (of 365): She pulls her sweater over her shoulders to guard against the night chill.... Read more

  • There's no place like home. There's no place like home.

    6/15/2018 4:37:39 AM, by RAWCOOKIE

    And breath!!! 40 I am at the 'what else can I pack?' stage now, where everything is pretty much packed...... Empty except for furniture e Boxed ready to be transported The emptiest space is where my computer sat! The kitchen is the last basti... Read more

  • Day 143 - New workouts

    6/14/2018 3:46:53 PM, by NDSTOIC44

    Yesterday and today are days of new workouts! My mother-in-law bought my daughter a light up jump rope. I'm teaching her to jump rope now, so I bought a rope of my own so that we could jump together. Whew! That's some good cardio. And tonight I have my first ever water aerobics class. I'm ... Read more

  • it's thursday

    6/14/2018 11:52:05 AM, by MOMMY445

    a beautiful, sunny, windy and not as hot day here today. my daughter says hi. she has a soccer game tonight after dinner. she is looking forward to it. all of the birds say cheep,cheep! have a terrific day,everyone!... Read more

  • Never give up!

    6/14/2018 8:22:25 AM, by FAIRLIGHT914

    Whew, my weight loss had stalled for weeks. However, today is the day, I lost another pound though! Yay!!! So many times over the past few days/weeks I’ve questioned why I continue on Keto? It’s scary to eat fat, moderate protein and low carb when you don’t have the results you expect. So glad, I... Read more

  • Poison plane is flying

    6/14/2018 7:51:10 AM, by WINACHST

    UGH!!! I live in the country where there are corn fields. This morning I am hearing the poison plane (crop duster) flying. I was going to go running with my granddaughter. This time of year is a bummer for running outdoors. Now I have to get in the car and run where there are no fields.... Read more

  • Haiku of the Day

    6/14/2018 7:19:08 AM, by ADDISONLJONES

    Haiku #165 (of 365): The policeman eats a frosted donut, waiting for someone to speed. ... Read more

  • Anaerobic exercise for older people

    6/14/2018 4:19:52 AM, by RAWCOOKIE

    Well I woke up this morning with a churning stomach - anxiety as the countdown to moving draws nearer. Will I get everything done in time!?!! Probably. But, gosh, it's stressful! So, I was sitting with my feet soaking in a warm bath of lavender to start the day right, and checking my Twitter fe... Read more

  • it's wednesday

    6/13/2018 11:25:34 AM, by MOMMY445

    my daughter has soccer practice after dinner today. she is really looking forward to it. she enjoys playing soccer a lot. i will get in some extra exercise as well, as we practice for a while at home outside. she finds that the practicing is really helping her to do so well in soccer. all of the bir... Read more

  • Day 142 - WiW

    6/13/2018 8:51:29 AM, by NDSTOIC44

    Slow and steady probably won't win the race, but it'll get you a finisher medal! Still on target. Yesterday and today I did some jogging on my workouts rather than just walking. It went well. July will start the 10k training plan. I'm hoping to be out of the 210s soon. 192 386 593 31... Read more

  • Today's Haiku

    6/13/2018 6:52:43 AM, by ADDISONLJONES

    Haiku #164 (of 365): There’s always something more to be done, she tells me, on a busy day.... Read more

  • Fun, healthy food!

    6/13/2018 3:06:31 AM, by RAWCOOKIE

    I am so grateful to all you Spark-mates for your support, wisdom, and inspiration. As my daily routines have been disrupted by moving house I have found the calories my body are sensitive to (ie things that put on weight!) edging in: the slice of cake, the cookies, the potato crisps, alcohol, ... Read more

  • Hello Again

    6/12/2018 6:40:32 PM, by GRANDEFILLE

    So it appears I've been away for more than a year. And let me tell you IT SHOWS! Been concentrating on my work, my school and the rest when there is time left to do so. So what happened since then? well a lot has happened.. My youngest daugther moved out so I am now childless. I've ad... Read more

  • it's tuesday

    6/12/2018 12:33:55 PM, by MOMMY445

    a warm and sunny day here today. my daughter says hi. all of the birds say cheep,cheep! not too much happening here. a day of rest and relaxation. have a great day,everyone!... Read more

  • Day 141 - Confession: I don't always understand other peoples' journies

    6/12/2018 9:23:24 AM, by NDSTOIC44

    Why is everyone so focused on losing the baby weight? Don't start running just to lose weight. There's so much more to it than that. Being judgmental is part of being human. That's the ugly truth. Being a good human is about recognizing when your thinking is judgmental and making an effort to... Read more

  • Do those PLU stickers identify GMO items?

    6/12/2018 8:06:18 AM, by WINACHST

    Have you ever noticed those little stickers on fresh produce? What do they mean? They are placed there to identify bulk produce and will help make checkout and inventory control easier. The PLU codes are usually 4- or 5- digits, with the organically grown itens having a 9 placed before the 3000... Read more

  • Can't We Please Speed Things Up?

    6/12/2018 7:08:58 AM, by ADDISONLJONES

    I always hear people say that the world moves too fast and how much they wish they could slow things down, stop and smell the roses, yada yada yada. To me? The world feels like the slowest turtle ever to walk the Earth, plodding along at a pace too slow to be seen with the naked eye. At le... Read more

  • Haiku of the Day

    6/12/2018 7:03:13 AM, by ADDISONLJONES

    Haiku #163 (of 365): She found roses dull— so overused that they were just not romantic. ... Read more

  • My art collection!

    6/12/2018 5:17:19 AM, by RAWCOOKIE

    I have taken all my pictures and paintings down from the wall, ready to move them - and I had NO IDEA I had so many!!!! I have 20 proper paintings. I hope I can find a place for them all in the new flat (I will, I know I will!). My brother (an artist) has also offered me two new paintings for my ... Read more

  • 2 for 1

    6/11/2018 7:03:43 PM, by RAWCOOKIE

    I was at the flat today (Monday) and two people remarked on how large the space is. It seems that I have one of only two flats in the block that were designed for two people to live in - a double! Apparently all the others are MUCH smaller!!! What good fortune, eh!! Also it was very hot today ... Read more

  • Rainy day, treadmill run

    6/11/2018 11:56:25 AM, by WINACHST

    Whew! I heard thunder in the distance, so decided it was a treadmill run kind of day. And another episode of the Zombies, Run! app. My warmup was level 1 of the 30 Day Shred routine. (Jillian Michaels) I decided to do a 2 miler, but forgot to check the distance/time in the Zombies Run app and... Read more

  • it's monday

    6/11/2018 10:16:45 AM, by MOMMY445

    a new week is well underway. my daughter says hi! i went out to dinner the other day with a good friend of mine and had a great time. got in an extra walk as well. all of the birds say cheep,cheep! have a terrific day,everyone!... Read more

  • Day 140 - Fatigue, anxiety, and sunburn

    6/11/2018 8:58:10 AM, by NDSTOIC44

    It's Monday morning and I'm tired. I often feel tired at this time of the week. I lead a busy life and seldom do I get enough rest over the weekend. It was a good weekend overall. The hubby and I had a nice date night. I got a good workout in. We spent yesterday with the kids at the waterpark. I eve... Read more

  • Onset Delay Bloat?

    6/11/2018 8:00:02 AM, by WINACHST

    Ugh! I was doing so well and this morning I am bloated. When I exercise I get the muscle soreness about 48 hours after the workout. It seems like I have 48 hour delay onset bloat. The other day I air fried some spring rolls, way too many of them and this morning I am bloated, I know it is not from w... Read more

  • Today's Haiku

    6/11/2018 5:28:49 AM, by ADDISONLJONES

    Haiku #162 (of 365): She was a maiden but there was no Robin Hood, no Sherwood Forest. ... Read more

  • True Colours!

    6/10/2018 10:15:19 AM, by RAWCOOKIE

    After doing a sleep-in shift last night, I just wanted to come home this morning. But I had to go over to one of the edge-of-town stores and get some curtain rails etc. So, I did. I ended up buying some tension rods to hang voiles on, for the time-being. I browsed the shelves and picked up this ... Read more

  • Race results and about goals

    6/10/2018 9:39:38 AM, by WINACHST

    I have to brag about my race time 6. 55 miles on a challenging course (different terrain and hills, lots of hills). When I left the house, I announced to hubby my goal times: good - 1:22:00 better - 1:20:00 best - 1:18:00 I came around the corner, saw the clock, got a big grin on m... Read more

  • Haiku of the Day

    6/10/2018 7:18:42 AM, by ADDISONLJONES

    Haiku #161 (of 365): The heavenly scent of roasting beef in the house, Sunday afternoon. ... Read more

  • it's saturday

    6/9/2018 3:52:02 PM, by MOMMY445

    i am having a relaxing day today. my daughter is at her friend's place today celebrating her friend's birthdays. two of her friends are twins and she likes to spend time with them on the weekends away from school. all of the birds say cheep,cheep! have a great day,everyone and a great weekend!... Read more

  • Haiku of the Day - #160

    6/9/2018 5:25:18 AM, by ADDISONLJONES

    Haiku #160 (of 365): He falls into bed at the end of another long and lonely day. ... Read more

  • Camping in the kitchen :)

    6/9/2018 2:31:10 AM, by RAWCOOKIE

    Well, I did stay overnight in the new flat - sleeping on the sun-bed with a sleeping bag and a cushion. It was not my most comfortable night, but it was OK, and certainly no worse than sleeping at work (which I'm doing tonight!). I had a bath - with some relaxing bubbles, a new soap a friend h... Read more

  • A lowering realization

    6/8/2018 12:44:16 PM, by MINATHERED

    I just finished lunch, which is my hardest time. for some reason when I eat lunch it triggers me to want to just keep eating and eating and eating. It's darn near pathological. Then I was watching my dog after his breakfast today. We always have to be super vigilant right after he eats because he ... Read more

  • A New Day, New Habits

    6/8/2018 10:56:29 AM, by YOCREO130

    After some new and quite challenging abdominal and back pain from the end of February, until now, my diet was changed and I think improved. The results have been weight loss which has eluded me for a long time. Something good from everything. The thing that shocks me the most is how good "healthy... Read more

  • it's friday

    6/8/2018 10:21:58 AM, by MOMMY445

    a beautiful sunny day here today. my daughter says hi! all of the birds say cheep,cheep! have a wonderful day, everyone and a great weekend!... Read more

  • Day 137 - Recovering from illness

    6/8/2018 9:12:15 AM, by NDSTOIC44

    Yesterday I had to take the day off work due to being sick. It all started Tuesday night when I was up for 3 hours with a headache that wouldn't go away. Eventually that got better and Wednesday I went to work tired, but got the job done. Then Wednesday night the illness worsened. This time mild hea... Read more

  • Today's Haiku

    6/8/2018 6:42:59 AM, by ADDISONLJONES

    Haiku #159 (of 365): We sit down outside at the Mexican café, eating tortillas. ... Read more

  • Dealing with stress eating

    6/7/2018 9:21:51 AM, by WINACHST

    I did well with my eating yesterday, for the most part. Then came the stress. My reaction: I found my hubby's stash of cookies and stuffed my face. Seriously? Eating cookies is going to relieve stress? No way! I just ended up feeling YUCK! Why do we do that when we have moments of discomfort? E... Read more

  • Haiku of the Day

    6/7/2018 5:30:59 AM, by ADDISONLJONES

    Haiku #158 (of 365): He opened the book without daring to crack its lovely golden spine. ... Read more

  • Acclimitising

    6/7/2018 3:35:50 AM, by RAWCOOKIE

    Thank you for all the supportive comments yesterday; you are such a great group of cheerleading mates! 321 It makes me reflect on our digital age where we recreate that community support that previous generations got from friends & family who were physically nearby - down the road, next door... Read more

  • it's wednesday

    6/6/2018 10:43:46 AM, by MOMMY445

    a day to relax and reflect on how far i have come since i started on sparkpeople. my daughter says hi. i am taking it easy today. i will eat well, drink plenty of water and eat a variety of healthy, tasty food. all of the birds say cheep,cheep! have a great day,everyone!... Read more

  • it's wednesday

    6/6/2018 10:43:41 AM, by MOMMY445

    a day to relax and reflect on how far i have come since i started on sparkpeople. my daughter says hi. i am taking it easy today. i will eat well, drink plenty of water and eat a variety of healthy, tasty food. all of the birds say cheep,cheep! have a great day,everyone!... Read more

  • Day 135 - weigh in wednesday and a rough night

    6/6/2018 9:17:13 AM, by NDSTOIC44

    No scale selfie because I feel like garbage this morning, but we're at 214.2 I'm ok with that. Close to last week I think. Maybe down a little. I don't even know. Last night was awful. I woke up in the middle of the night with a headache. I took my headache meds. And then I took my headach... Read more

  • Today's Haiku

    6/6/2018 7:07:47 AM, by ADDISONLJONES

    Haiku #157 (of 365): She covers her ears to drown out the ringing bells at the casino. ... Read more

  • A Messy Mood

    6/6/2018 1:44:32 AM, by RAWCOOKIE

    I don't cope well with mess. I like my ducks to be all in a row. 160 160 160 160 160 160 160 My mood is definitely somewhat low this morning. And my home(s) are not embracing me in loving arms at the moment. Or I'm not able to feel it if they are trying to! I'll be OK, for... Read more

  • June 5

    6/5/2018 11:25:47 PM, by ALLIEOOPS2

    It’s been a few weeks since I blogged last. My knee is back to normal, but I’m afraid to go back to doing 80 Day Obsession. It was very heavy into lunges and squats and I don’t want to relapse. In the alternative I have begun doing a C25K program on the treadmill. I’ve been feeling really go... Read more

  • Back On Track

    6/5/2018 3:50:35 PM, by VEG_GIRL04

    It's amazing how crazy life gets in the spring! From travel, work, events, parties, family and everything else in between - things get busy! Thanks to that craziness, I haven't been 100% focused on taking care of me. I'm not doing awful at it, but I'm starting to feel a difference in my mindset, sle... Read more

  • it's tuesday

    6/5/2018 1:28:34 PM, by MOMMY445

    another cool and mostly cloudy day here today. my daughter says hi. all of the birds say cheep, cheep! i am getting caught up on things like laundry today. have a great day,everyone!... Read more

  • June update

    6/5/2018 10:52:06 AM, by NEED2MOVE2

    Love this new month.. evolving into a new me... not stressing about stuff that needs to be done... enjoying the moments 244... Read more

  • Holding a 5 pound weight loss despite a bad love affair

    6/5/2018 10:18:46 AM, by WINACHST

    Well, I went to our cabin for the first time this year. I hopped on the scale and saw my last saved numbers. I was surprised to see that I am holding a 5 pound weight loss since last fall. And now, when I come back home, I am still holding despite my love affair that I had with Lay's Potato chips. ... Read more

  • Lady with an Ermine

    6/5/2018 9:51:06 AM, by ADDISONLJONES

    One of my favorite pieces of artwork has always been Leonardo da Vinci’s painting Lady with an Ermine. I’m not sure why I like it so much. Maybe it’s because I love da Vinci himself. Leonardo was the ultimate Renaissance Man—dabbling in everything from the art he’s best known for to scien... Read more

  • Day 134 - Shorter work day, protein load

    6/5/2018 9:48:29 AM, by NDSTOIC44

    Today I have a shorter workday planned. One of my employees has to work a half day, and due to short staffing that leaves us in a spot of having to shut the joint down early. I'll likely leave at 4. Or 5. Which is early for me. Today is planned rest day from my workouts, but I may mix it up a bit an... Read more

  • Haiku of the Day

    6/5/2018 6:38:29 AM, by ADDISONLJONES

    Haiku #156 (of 365): She slips quietly out of her clothes and into . . . her flannel pjs. ... Read more

  • A Time to Every Purpose

    6/5/2018 3:12:06 AM, by MIDDLEMIST_RED

    On Sunday, I put a halt to keeping up with the 28 Days* I've been working on for the past two weeks. But, I will resume the second half as soon as I am done with finals--sometimes, a shift needs to take place. By no means is this giving up or falling off a wagon or back-sliding or anythi... Read more

  • it's monday

    6/4/2018 10:17:02 AM, by MOMMY445

    i had a good weekend and so did my daughter. not a lot planned today. i will be going on a nice walk later on. it is much cooler here than it has been for a while. when the weather is a bit cooler, i find i enjoy walking outdoors so much more. all of the birds say cheep,cheep! have a great day,every... Read more

  • Day 133 - Back to Monday

    6/4/2018 8:30:53 AM, by NDSTOIC44

    It's Monday morning. As usual, I have about a thousand things to get done this week. And I'll get it done. As a business owner in the first year of my business, I work a lot. I don't regret it. I don't resent it. It's worth it. There are millions of reasons why I did this, and everything worth ... Read more

  • Haiku of the Day

    6/4/2018 6:16:35 AM, by ADDISONLJONES

    Haiku #155 (of 365): It’s time, they tell me— time to swim. Open the pool and let us go in! ... Read more

  • Need a game plan

    6/4/2018 5:52:07 AM, by SPARKY070476

    I've been working 9.5-10.75 hour days during the week and 6 hours on Saturdays to help cover staffing shortages and stay on top of my workload. No end in sight and it's draining my energy during the week. When I get home, I'm so tired. I haven't been cooking a real meal for dinner every day, so my... Read more

  • Day 132 - "cheat" meal

    6/3/2018 5:28:01 PM, by NDSTOIC44

    I don't cheat. Because I don't make food rules for myself. I do the SP program and always allow wiggle room. I've never deprived so i don't have to cheat. But last night I had a rich meal that would be considered a cheat meal, if I believed in that. The hubby and I are celebrating our 8th weddi... Read more

  • Weekly Check-In

    6/3/2018 10:42:17 AM, by JESST79

    After a week of setting goals earnest, this is what I've achieved / noticed / learned: ~ I got all of my exercise in: 5 high-impact workouts & a couple of 1-mile walks a day. This is particularly easy now because I'm on summer vacation ... It'll be more challenging when the school year kicks ba... Read more

  • Starting over

    6/3/2018 9:55:33 AM, by TRIO_MOM

    Well...I’m here again. Frustrated with how out of shape I am and wondering when I stopped being mindful of my goals. When did I stop taking those walks every evening because I just couldn’t stand to sit still or running 3 miles before I started my day? When did I decide it was ok to start eating j... Read more

  • Out with the old!

    6/3/2018 7:12:23 AM, by RAWCOOKIE

    As I gradually pack up my house to moving, I'm finding there are several things I don't want to take with me. They've been OK for years - but now that they are exposed to close inspection they look a bit dilapidated - a paper lampshade that is curling and yellowed at the edges - out it goes! ... Read more

  • Today's Haiku

    6/3/2018 6:53:02 AM, by ADDISONLJONES

    Haiku #154 (of 365): Loneliness is not the worst thing; togetherness can be just awful.... Read more

  • Array: Days 9, 10, 11, 12 of 28

    6/3/2018 1:03:48 AM, by MIDDLEMIST_RED

    "It's your road, and yours alone. Others may walk it with you, but no one can walk it for you." --Rumi (get moving!) Connected and Creative: Days 9 & 10 When stress gets high, what are the first things to go? Usually, for me, it's exercise and nutrition. Things must... Read more