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  • June 17, 2019 Update

    6/17/2019 4:56:40 PM, by PATTYMCGRAW

    Down 4 pounds in one month. Boy was it hard. I am still slowly trying to get the apartment in order since Sherry and Helena moved out. I am also still working on the pictures. I didn't realize how many I really do have. I am enjoying the pool with Helena. We get out there first thing... Read more

  • These Feet Were Made For Walking

    6/17/2019 9:07:08 AM, by CANYON_GAL

    WOW, this even surprised me 521 Most of my steps..way over half, were done at work. My back was still hurting, got a little better after I took advil at work. Obviously I didn't let some pain make me think I can just give up. Course this was my first day of getting over 10,000 steps. ... Read more

  • Quick update

    6/17/2019 7:25:33 AM, by IMEMINE1

    Good morning and a happy Monday to all. I really have to hurry again today. I have the bog move to get ready. This weekend was a frustrating 2 days. The squatters are moving about a mile down the road on the same street as us. Plus they rented a truck and left it parked until yesterday, w... Read more

  • Know your Numbers!

    6/17/2019 5:32:35 AM, by JSTETSER

    Numbers are important. Knowing your numbers is important! The American Heart Association recommends that you be aware of five key numbers: Total Cholesterol, HDL (good) Cholesterol, Blood Pressure, Blood Sugar and Body Mass Index (BMI). Numbers are one measure of needing more work in an area ... Read more

  • Eating from my pots

    6/17/2019 2:17:14 AM, by NASFKAB

    Enjoying eating from my pots. I have had gardens in houses I have lived in earlier but this is the first time that I am seeing the results so well.... Read more

  • Weekend Flew By & Focused

    6/17/2019 1:24:06 AM, by KALISWALKER

    The weekend flew by. Friday night we had friends over for dinner and music. Saturday Doris and I shopped for birthday cakes and a gift for a friend's birthday. Sunday I took hubby to the Top Of Vancouver Revolving Restaurant for Father's Day. Making music with my friends - me on the left, h... Read more

  • Diet Quotes to Remember

    6/16/2019 2:01:22 PM, by CANYON_GAL

    I have had a lower backache during my whole weekend...so I am even to tired and sore to think up a good blog post for today. But I want the extra sparkpoints, so this is it. But what if I have eggs and avocados in my fridge? Usually during any "diet" that I started in the las... Read more

  • Diverse Dads

    6/16/2019 5:29:33 AM, by JSTETSER

    The Tale of Two Fathers By Jackie Stetser and Taffi Wallis Dads are as diverse as the sons and daughters that they love. Some fathers are with us all of our lives, and others are with us for a few brief years. Here is the story of two fathers that influenced the lives of their childr... Read more

  • Happy

    6/16/2019 1:53:53 AM, by NASFKAB

    Feeling happy with myself as I found some spinach seeds that I planted have sprouted & are about an inch. Then have a couple of male flowers on my pumpkins. Something is working in my pots.... Read more

  • First: Stop harming my body

    6/15/2019 7:01:55 PM, by 123-GO

    I am ready to change my life for the way better. Here's how I plan to get started: First: Stop harming my body. Right now. Just stop! * Stop eating too much at one time. * Stop eating food that hurts my body. * Stop sitting so much. * Stop drinking unhealthy calories. * Stop ... Read more

  • Reduce depression--go outside--just 5 min. : )

    6/15/2019 12:51:29 PM, by CTUPTON

    In 2007, a research team from the University of Essex in the U.K. showed that even 5 minutes outside in a natural setting reduced symptoms of depression in 71% of the study participants. I have no source for this but I do believe it. chris... Read more

  • New Hat

    6/15/2019 11:38:39 AM, by IMEMINE1

    The old lady was standing at the railing of the cruise ship holding her hat on tight so that it would not blow off in the wind. A gentleman approached her and said: “Pardon me, madam. I do not intend to be forward, but did you know that your dress is blowing up in this high wind?” “Yes, I ... Read more

  • Happy birthday to me!

    6/15/2019 9:55:34 AM, by RECOVERYMAMA

    I decided to plant my own wildflower garden beside the house, a celebration of life and love. Halfway up are two Shasta daisies for my Sami, whose favorite flower they were. Today I'm adding seeds to the live plants, for varieties I couldn't find. Deni hasn't picked a favorite flower yet, so I go... Read more

  • Good News!

    6/15/2019 5:18:49 AM, by JSTETSER

    Matty is coming home! I was so happy to hear that my son and family are coming home from Florida for a visit this summer! Matty has not been home in over 4 years and his grandmother at 97, has changed a lot since he last saw her. The light in Mom's life is starting to flicker. Growin... Read more

  • Frugality or meanness?

    6/15/2019 2:13:02 AM, by NASFKAB

    I am quite frugal in many ways, but I am not mean. I will help the less fortunate & to cope with it try to make the best use of my food. For instance I use every part of the fish like using the heads, & maybe cook some vegetable with it & eat that instead of using fish that day.... Read more

  • I wish

    6/15/2019 1:09:42 AM, by FRESHSTRT

    I wish that I was as heavy now, when I thought I was heavy when I was young. I hit 159. I haven't seen the 150'S in a long long time. I remember bursting into tears when I was 9 months pregnant with my first child when I stepped on the scale and weighed 150. I had her 2 days later. I remember standi... Read more

  • The Heat is On

    6/14/2019 8:25:25 PM, by CANYON_GAL

    Now if I could just insert that song from the Beverly Hills Cop movie into this blog..Haha That's the thermometer above the front door at our general store. I snapped the picture about 7:30pm last night. I ain't sure if it gets below 95 degrees at all during the night. Random shots of s... Read more

  • its friday

    6/14/2019 7:40:43 PM, by MOMMY445

    i had a great workout at the gym a few hours ago. my daughter says hi. she is looking forward to the grade 8 graduation ceremony this coming tuesday night. after that, her class will be going on a trip for a few days. both budgie birds say cheep, cheep! have a great day, everyone!... Read more

  • Scenic Slow Road to Onderland

    6/14/2019 1:09:24 PM, by KALISWALKER

    Yep, just like the Spark experts say nutrition tracking and weight loss go together. I am happy that I have nutrition tracked all year and this 'streak' got me to the brink of onederland. While I am yearning to see 199.9 on the scale, I have come a long way this year. I have lost and kept OFF 18 pou... Read more

  • Sleep Tracker

    6/14/2019 11:36:17 AM, by CANYON_GAL

    My new Fitbit says I woke up at 7:17am...so when the alarm in the room went off, I must of shut it off in my sleep (or Fitbit isn't totally accurate) Only 23% of the time was in deep sleep== 1 hour & 8 minutes At least I went to bed earlier..so that's an improvement...still not sure ... Read more

  • Vacation in Jerusalem

    6/14/2019 10:29:57 AM, by IMEMINE1

    A man and his ever-nagging wife went on vacation to Jerusalem. While they were there, the wife passed away. The undertaker told the husband, “You can have her shipped home for $5000, or you can bury her here, in the Holy Land, for only $150.” The man thought about it and decided he would j... Read more

  • Managing Stress with Meditation

    6/14/2019 5:18:49 AM, by JSTETSER

    It's time to breathe and focus on the calm. There are too many stressful things going on in my life for me to be productive. I need to find a place of peace and a little bit more understanding of the practice of meditation. I started with a blog by Julie Corliss who is the Executive Edit... Read more

  • Piece of advice

    6/14/2019 2:01:20 AM, by NASFKAB

    Something from the Dalai Lama which I want to follow. Love & Compassion are so necessary for us, they are not luxuries. How can we survive without them? How I wish this could be put where people who call the poor lazy could see them.... Read more

  • The newest pizza

    6/13/2019 5:20:08 PM, by CTUPTON

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  • The vetrinarian diet

    6/13/2019 5:17:48 PM, by CTUPTON

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  • (Help) Fitbit Arrived Yesterday

    6/13/2019 2:46:40 PM, by CANYON_GAL

    I had been wanting a Fitbit for awhile, but seeing as I am not the best tech-savvy person around I really didn't know much about them. The very few people that I knew who had one used their phones with it. Well I have no phone so I kept wondering if my tablet would work alright in place of a p... Read more

  • it's thursday

    6/13/2019 2:11:34 PM, by MOMMY445

    it is a mostly rainy day here today. that is okay with me and with my daughter. both budgie birds say cheep, cheep! have a great day, everyone!... Read more

  • woe is me work woes

    6/13/2019 10:46:13 AM, by SOFT_VAL67

    I havent sparked much lately....and it shows! I have been stress eating alot and not getting my exercise. Do you ever meet someone and they present themselves as one person, then a few months after getting to know them, they really let the curtain down? This is called NARCISSISM. This little... Read more

  • Doing things

    6/13/2019 9:36:14 AM, by NASFKAB

    Doing things my way. Walked for 20 minutes in 2 sessions chair exercise for 10 minutes & body weight moves for 30 minutes... Read more

  • Getting Back Up

    6/13/2019 5:25:54 AM, by JSTETSER

    Yesterday's meeting with my two bosses brought good news and bad news. Bad News: I had just finished better than 5 months on an action research project that my principal and coordinator do not consider relevant and told me to go back to doing things the old way. Good News: I still h... Read more

  • Get Active, TOPS, #9 Strategize

    6/13/2019 1:07:37 AM, by KALISWALKER

    Tonight I was at my Getting Active Class. We learned about cardio exercise and easy ways to increase intensity. Also I learned the difference between a meal replacement shake and a protein shake. The protein shake has fewer calories and it being only protein is a suitable snack, but it is not meant... Read more

  • moving up.

    6/13/2019 12:26:32 AM, by FRESHSTRT

    I started seriously getting back to it in April. I broke my foot last year and gained a bunch of my weight back. It's more than time. I started with 10min on the treadmill a week and a half ago, now up to 30 min. My goal is to hit 45. I walk 3.3 MPH. so it is a hard walk. I guess it is paying off. I... Read more

  • Shopping Tricks - Just Do It

    6/12/2019 10:57:47 PM, by DOODLEBUG72898

    Starting weight: 262.5 Current weight: 259.5 Pounds lost: 2.0 Next weight goal: 255.0 Starting BMI: 45.1 Current BMI: 44.7 Starting BMI designation: Morbidly obese Current BMI designation: Morbidly obese Next BMI goal: 43.8 Water intake: 32 oz Weekly Step Goal: 1,100-3,200... Read more

  • it's wednesday

    6/12/2019 2:42:55 PM, by MOMMY445

    i had an incredible workout at the gym this morning. i will be heading for a long walk later on. my daughter says hi. both budgie birds say cheep, cheep! have a wonderful day, everyone!... Read more

  • Temptation at Work

    6/12/2019 2:06:33 PM, by CANYON_GAL

    The location where I have worked since last June, has a gift shop and a general store (which is mainly a gift shop with alcohol and limited supply of snacks and a gas station). Usually when I go into work I am in the general store 1-2 hours before I relieve the morning person at the gif... Read more

  • Making the Puppets

    6/12/2019 5:12:05 AM, by JSTETSER

    My class loves this! The puppets project has been taken to a whole new level when I shared it with my students. This is a great end of the year project, and can work in well with a literature unit, too. This is what I did in preparation: 1. find odd socks and sash them. I visited a free cloth... Read more

  • Lost a teacher

    6/12/2019 2:02:36 AM, by NASFKAB

    Feeling sad as a High School teacher passed away got the news about an hour back. I had been thinking about her she would have been so happy if I visited then. Too late now. Pray for her please.... Read more

  • Get SMART!

    6/11/2019 11:15:28 PM, by DOODLEBUG72898

    Starting weight: 262.5 Current weight: 259.5 Pounds lost: 3.0 Next weight goal: 255.0 Starting BMI: 45.1 Current BMI: 44.5 Starting BMI designation: Morbidly obese Current BMI designation: Morbidly obese Next BMI goal: 43.8 Water intake: I honestly can’t recall drinking any ... Read more

  • it's tuesday

    6/11/2019 12:31:17 PM, by MOMMY445

    a beautiful sunny spring day here today. my daughter says hi. in a while, i will be going for a long walk outdoors. My personal trainer at the gym will be on holidays for a week starting this wednesday. so it is up to me to follow what has been set up for me, exercise wise and to incorporate more a... Read more

  • TOPS Today!

    6/11/2019 11:35:17 AM, by KALISWALKER

    I saw CERIUSLY posted that she went to a TOPS meeting. It's something I considered before, so today is the day. Thanks for breaking trail Ceri. My friend's husband passed away this month. Last night we had her and her out of town guests over for dinner. It was such a pleasant evening to sit ou... Read more

  • Cabbage For Breakfast

    6/11/2019 9:18:10 AM, by CANYON_GAL

    Who says that you have eggs with your sausage? Not me..today I started my day about 5:30am with an easy meal of sausage and cabbage, that only used 4 ingredients. Breakfast sausage links Olive oil Cabbage Minced garlic Sorry, but I didn't measure anything. When my kids were littl... Read more

  • Why I am happy

    6/11/2019 8:49:47 AM, by NASFKAB

    Feeling happy as I am slowly planting things in my container garden. Have got some bitter melon fruit also. Its good for me.... Read more

  • Trust in Uncertain Times

    6/11/2019 5:18:56 AM, by JSTETSER

    Today is a day for me to trust God in the midst of uncertainty. I have a meeting with two of my bosses on Wednesday, and I've never met with both bosses at the same time ever. I've worked in this school for six years, and I'd like to have another two years of teaching before I retire. My... Read more

  • Storm Eating and Color Coding

    6/10/2019 8:38:35 PM, by DOODLEBUG72898

    Starting weight: 262.5 Current weight: 259.5 Pounds lost: 3.0 Next weight goal: 255.0 Starting BMI: 45.1 Current BMI: 44.5 Starting BMI designation: Morbidly obese Current BMI designation: Morbidly obese Next BMI goal: 43.8 Water intake: 40 oz ~ ish Weekly Step Goal: 1,100... Read more

  • Intermittent Fasting = No Evening Eating

    6/10/2019 2:04:17 PM, by KALISWALKER

    My eating has strayed from my nutritional and weight loss goals. Lately I feel like a sneaky dog, looking for opportunities to quickly gobble food I should not be eating. On the weekend we were in Washington and after dinner I was hunting for sugary foods to eat. All I found were marshmallows and gr... Read more

  • Getting Creative in the Kitchen

    6/10/2019 1:23:40 PM, by CANYON_GAL

    7 employees got together and went to Walmart in Pahrump, Nevada. First time in 2 months that I have gone grocery shopping. I used to go shopping with Marie but she left around April 8th, so I hadn’t gone shopping since then. Yesterday was the first time I have ever tried zucchini noodles..th... Read more

  • My day

    6/10/2019 1:07:28 PM, by NASFKAB

    Stayed away from social media for about 7 hours & doing my points like mad now... Read more

  • Perseverance And Adventures in Puppet Land

    6/10/2019 5:06:19 AM, by JSTETSER

    How difficult can it be to make a cute puppet? Well... My first attempts at making puppets brought lackluster results. I needed a lot more help than a short Pinterest post and old socks to make something that I was satisfied with. My grandchild Ella (also called Gabby) asked me if I would ... Read more

  • Updated Plans for Summer

    6/9/2019 10:29:45 PM, by DOODLEBUG72898

    One of the hard parts about starting over or resetting my Noom curriculum is that it gives me an excuse or a fall back for my failure to stick to the plan. Someone in my group coaching – on Noom – pointed that out to me today. At first, I was offended, but I realized as I thought about it more tha... Read more

  • Rain

    6/9/2019 5:54:36 PM, by MAXIE4492

    Not much going as far as exercise. I have a rowing machine, weights and a bike. Guess I'll go ride the bike... Read more

  • Today's a good day to have a good day

    6/9/2019 3:09:54 PM, by BABYBEE8

    I planned on going to the lake and walking at least 2 miles, and even got out to the car to go.....then I saw my yard! Oh boy....it looked like a 🌪️ tornado went through. Plants were torn out of their pots, pots knocked over, leaves stripped from stalks. Even one fairy house was knocked over and ... Read more

  • Flexibility

    6/9/2019 7:11:39 AM, by JSTETSER

    This is a weekend where lots of flexibility is needed. It's graduation time in Maine! Here's our basic agenda: We drive up to Maine, set up our camper, visit with family, watch an evening graduation, then go back to our campsite. On Sunday, we will eat our breakfast at the campsite, take ... Read more

  • Doing my own thing

    6/9/2019 1:03:11 AM, by NASFKAB

    Find that doing my own thing helps me better. Do not do so much exercise as I feel better. No pain as before so can walk better.... Read more

  • Wendy's salads-has anyone tried these?

    6/8/2019 1:46:33 PM, by CTUPTON

    https://menu.wendys.com/en_US/
    category/freshmade-salads/... Read more

  • it's saturday

    6/8/2019 1:29:48 PM, by MOMMY445

    a day to just relax and have fun here today. my daughter says hi. both budgie birds say cheep, cheep! have an amazing day, everyone!... Read more

  • Finally Some Rain

    6/8/2019 11:33:24 AM, by PATTYMCGRAW

    It was supposed to rain Wednesday and Thursday - nothing. It was supposed to rain yesterday - just got a couple little spits. Today, we were supposed to finish moving Sherry's stuff and bring in a box spring to get Helena's bed together. And, of course, we're getting a good downpour that is su... Read more

  • My life is a Puzzle

    6/8/2019 5:15:24 AM, by JSTETSER

    Take your time solving the Puzzle of your Life! Have you ever felt frustrated that things were not coming together quicker? I wish that I had what I've been working for RIGHT NOW! I really need my goals to be met. I need the results that I'm working for. I've learned to look at my lif... Read more

  • Interesting idea

    6/8/2019 1:11:24 AM, by NASFKAB

    Read somewhere that one can light a thousand. Its like the Founder of Scouting had started a movement which is world wide now. So many of us have found so much good in it, I was so lucky that I was able to go on a set of various camps all over Europe, i was unable to stay in touch with those I met. ... Read more

  • Came Along Way to Get Here!

    6/7/2019 5:46:11 PM, by KALISWALKER

    I was a glum overworked, out of shape office worker. When I was tired or stressed I would run to the vending machines for a junk food fix. I knew without change, I would continue to gain weight and the rest of my life would be a steady decline. I had a dream where I woke up with the... Read more

  • it's friday

    6/7/2019 3:12:30 PM, by MOMMY445

    i had an extra workout at the gym yesterday and i feel really good today. my daughter says hi. both budgie birds say cheep, cheep! it is a beautiful sunny warm spring day here. not too much planned for the day. have a fantastic day, everyone and a great weekend!... Read more

  • Triple Digits

    6/7/2019 11:28:33 AM, by CANYON_GAL

    OMG…the thermometer above the door at the General Store said it reached 120° yesterday. It’s been reaching up over 100° for a week now. Growing up in New Hampshire Summer time was lots of fun. But the 4 months of Summer in Death Valley can be Hell. The first time I arrived in this park to... Read more

  • Visitor

    6/7/2019 10:25:31 AM, by NASFKAB

    Visitor came nice talking to her & staying away from social media.... Read more

  • Friday, June 7, 2019 Update

    6/7/2019 8:14:11 AM, by PATTYMCGRAW

    I've gotten about 5 pounds off in the last couple weeks. I think this is largely due to the fact that I've been helping Sherry move. With her working full time, I tried my best to help her get all their stuff from my apartment. Another motive in this is that I want to get the apartment back into ... Read more

  • My Life is Just One Large Sudaku Puzzle

    6/7/2019 5:14:41 AM, by JSTETSER

    Patience and the Saduko puzzles Have you ever felt like I do? I wish that I had what I've been working for RIGHT NOW! I really need my goals to be met. I need the results that I'm working for. I've learned to look at my life as a puzzle, waiting to be solved. 1. I have to write i... Read more

  • Look who’s 40

    6/6/2019 11:12:16 PM, by SHYETHYME

    So I was at my quarterly doctors appointment this week going over my quarterly blood work which is required to keep on top of my being diabetic. No my stupid thyroid has decided to become under active. No family history of this. I am on 8 medications now just to get by. This is barely surviving. ... Read more

  • it's thursday

    6/6/2019 5:09:03 PM, by MOMMY445

    I had a good challenging workout at the gym this afternoon and I feel terrific! my daughter says hi. I am catching up on some computer work just now. then I will go and enjoy the beautiful weather here today. both budgie birds say cheep, cheep! have an amazing day, everyone!... Read more

  • Diets= calories in VS calories out

    6/6/2019 4:06:51 PM, by CANYON_GAL

    By the picture I uploaded into this blog, I assume that if your only goal was to restrict calories than it would not really matter which diet that you choose. Of course they have different ways to restrict them. They say restrict calories but don't go overboard with restrictions. I love... Read more

  • People aren't interested if ...

    6/6/2019 2:52:48 PM, by CTUPTON

    How to stop conversation quickest: Someone says ," Have you lost weight?" Yes, a few pounds. How did you do that? How long did it take? By eating more vegetables and cutting down on concentrated carb... Read more

  • Baseline and summer challenge

    6/6/2019 8:56:33 AM, by SNIKSNAK

    I've been wanting to do the SNAP Challenge again. But while I do have the time for all the calculations and record keeping I... don't want to. Also I'm not sure how useful it would be, especially as I don't spend much more than a SNAP budget to begin with. I did learn a lot the last time, and I'... Read more

  • Family for lunch

    6/6/2019 8:44:17 AM, by NASFKAB

    Had my cousins, some of their kids & husband's brother & his wife for lunch as it was Eid our festival after a month of fasting yesterday. So fun time enjoyed it a lot.... Read more

  • Oregano

    6/6/2019 5:12:38 AM, by JSTETSER

    7 Wonderful Oregano Benefits by John Staughton (BASc, BFA) last updated - February 22, 2019 The impressive health benefits of oregano include its ability to protect the immune system, prevent the onset of chronic diseases, improve digestion, detoxify the body, strengthen the bones, improve he... Read more

  • it's wednesday

    6/5/2019 7:00:01 PM, by MOMMY445

    I had a good workout at the gym today. it is a mostly rainy day here today and that is okay for me and my daughter. both budgie birds say cheep, cheep! have a terrific day, everyone!... Read more

  • Cocoa Via research link

    6/5/2019 3:27:45 PM, by CTUPTON

    https://www.cocoavia.com/see-t
    he-science/publications Well their research is available. That's a start. Long ago I asked for research data on a DIFFERENT health product. They had me running in circles but no research ever turned up. I'll see w3hat I can find.chris... Read more

  • Question For You ~ NSV ~ Day 4794

    6/5/2019 12:25:04 PM, by MAMADEE016

    38 If "weight" didn't exist, how would you know if your body was healthy?38 Good question! HOW WOULD YOU KNOW? What would you use to define 'healthy,' to tell yourself that all is well & good with your body? If you could not use any numbers... no sizes in your clothing, no ... Read more

  • Trying to get fitter at almost 77

    6/5/2019 6:13:16 AM, by NASFKAB

    I am trying to get fitter at almost 77. I did a good amount of body weight moves etc till I broke my left arm in 2011, then smashing my femur in 29014 made me quite unfit but am trying to improve myself.... Read more

  • Matty and The School Bus

    6/5/2019 5:08:20 AM, by JSTETSER

    I try to write down a different family story for every special date. My son Matty turns 40, and here is what I wrote for him. I added photos and made a photo book for his daughters to hear how "Matty Learns to Listen. Happy Birthday, Matty! I will never forget the moment you rode your bi... Read more

  • Work

    6/4/2019 7:20:08 PM, by MAXIE4492

    I seem to be handling stress much better since going mostly plant base.... Read more

  • COCOA VIA

    6/4/2019 10:46:37 AM, by CTUPTON

    I used to buy this product. I have enough stocked up. It is hard to believe it can improve my health. They say: 💡20+ years of scientific research 📊150+ scientific papers published 🔬30+ clinical studies I guess I will do some more research about it. chris... Read more

  • it's tuesday

    6/4/2019 9:48:58 AM, by MOMMY445

    a windy and cooler day here today. my daughter says hi to all. i will be going to the gym today after lunch. both budgie birds say cheep, cheep! have a terrific day, everyone!... Read more

  • Red Veined Sorrel

    6/4/2019 5:13:41 AM, by JSTETSER

    This crop is the easiest I've ever grown. I use a small handful of my sorrel in every salad I make. According to the Johnny Appleseed seeds, Red Veined sorrel has bright-green leaves with contrasting dark maroon stems and veins add color and taste to salad mix. Same sharp, tangy flavor as regul... Read more

  • Seated yoga

    6/4/2019 2:40:59 AM, by NASFKAB

    Did a seated yoga session for about 15 minutes, feel bad as part of it was so difficult for me, I know am not very fit so have to accommodate these to what I am able to do.... Read more

  • Small June Goal... Onederland!

    6/3/2019 11:13:06 PM, by KALISWALKER

    In the Spring 5% Challenge I lost 2.8 pounds, not a big loss but certainly headed in the right direction. I am lingering on the edge of onederland at 201.8 pounds. I want so badly to be at 199.9 and proclaim to myself and the world I DID IT! The Challenge got me focused and trying harder. Nutri... Read more

  • it's monday

    6/3/2019 7:22:58 PM, by MOMMY445

    a beautiful spring day here today. my daughter says hi. both budgie birds say cheep, cheep! not too much happening here today. have a great day, everyone!... Read more

  • Calling computer gurus!

    6/3/2019 1:56:26 PM, by CTUPTON

    I am trying to print this picture. But always the bottom 1 inch or so does not print. I never had this happen before. Thanks for any ideas you have, chris ... Read more

  • Walking my way

    6/3/2019 11:19:50 AM, by NASFKAB

    I try to add some other things to do when doing exercise, try to fill bottles of water then carry them to different rooms. Got this idea from an article about doing the farmer's walk. Thought it good for me as its not too heavy but keeps me moving... Read more

  • walking proven to improve mood

    6/3/2019 11:17:52 AM, by CTUPTON

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  • Less than Perfect With Pinterest

    6/3/2019 5:13:08 AM, by JSTETSER

    I really tried hard to make a beautiful sock puppet. My grandchild Ella (also called Gabby) asked me if I would make her some sock puppets. How could I say no? I would move heaven and earth for the child.. How hard could it be to make a beautiful sock puppet? I have lots of wool socks for the... Read more

  • it's sunday

    6/2/2019 4:04:34 PM, by MOMMY445

    a new week has begun. i got in a great workout at the gym yesterday and i feel amazing. my daughter says hi. both budgie birds say cheep, cheep! have a terrific day, everyone!... Read more

  • Goals

    6/2/2019 1:50:52 PM, by FRESHSTRT

    I am having trouble meeting my calorie goals, It was giving me stress, so I am no longer paying attention at what I eat, and am just watching what I eat. I am on medication that makes me not hungry at all, so I have to remind myself that I have to eat something before my blood sugar drops and I hit ... Read more

  • Mama and The Fair

    6/2/2019 5:34:47 AM, by JSTETSER

    My mom had a great time at the Fair, thanks to some thoughtful people. If it wasn't for the use of the Congregational Church's wheelchair, Mom would not have made it through the area. She would not have enjoyed the hot dog and lemonade. She would have missed the music and singing with her fri... Read more

  • Keeping in touch

    6/2/2019 2:46:43 AM, by NASFKAB

    Keeping in touch with family & friends is a great way to stay less stressed. I find its one of the best ways to stay healthy.... Read more

  • New Month ~ New Goals ~ Day 4790

    6/2/2019 12:47:42 AM, by MAMADEE016

    It's a great time to set new goals! 593... Read more

  • Food

    6/1/2019 5:11:33 PM, by MAXIE4492

    Traveled all day. Gas station food choices! I'm still ok on my calories but I'd better make good dinner choices!... Read more

  • it's saturday

    6/1/2019 3:25:05 PM, by MOMMY445

    i got in an extra workout at the gym today and i feel great. my daughter says hi. both budgie birds say cheep, cheep! have a wonderful day, everyone!... Read more

  • Starting Over, One More Time

    6/1/2019 12:17:53 PM, by KNH771

    It's been so long since I made a blog post that I couldn't even remember where to find the links! 40 It felt like the unofficial start of summer was a good time to start over. I've made a lot of big changes in my life over the last year, and now that things are settling down, it seemed... Read more

  • Mama and the Country Fair

    6/1/2019 5:31:51 AM, by JSTETSER

    For the past 60+ years, my mother has gone to the Uptown Athol Country Fair. It is a happy fundraiser for the Congregational Church of Athol, Massachusetts. Mom has always seen her friends and neighbors at the event, and this year should be no different. The Church is helping me by providing a... Read more

  • Gardening

    6/1/2019 1:57:02 AM, by NASFKAB

    Enjoy the time i spend in my garden, looking at how the plants are growing & if they are stressed in any way & I also check if any flowers or fruits are blooming etc.... Read more

  • Sleepy Time

    5/31/2019 11:26:26 PM, by KALISWALKER

    Sleep Hygiene - habits and practices that are conducive to sleeping well on a regular basis. I am sleeping poorly, so I am setingt up a new bedtime routine. I have difficulty falling asleep and staying asleep. I will try different things to get caught up on sleep and to sleep better in the futu... Read more

  • it's friday

    5/31/2019 10:06:51 AM, by MOMMY445

    a day to get outdoors and enjoy for me today. my daughter says hi. I do not have too much planned for the day. both budgie birds say cheep, cheep! have a terrific day, everyone and a great weekend!... Read more

  • Anxiety

    5/31/2019 5:20:03 AM, by JSTETSER

    I hate to admit it, but worry about my Mom. I worry about my little grandies and my children. I worry about my retirement. Yes, I give it to God, and I know that God will take care of me, but sometimes, worry shows up as back, shoulder and hip pain. Just when I'm thinking that I am at pe... Read more