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  • 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

  • I will succeed

    6/16/2019 9:17:58 PM, by TIKITAMI

    The other evening I went in search of a trail I had heard of but never quite could find. Turns out since our move it's 2KM up the road from me so I headed out for a run. The trail started out rather boring, a gravel path more of a walking path than a trail but very scenic. After 1.25KM it turned ... 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

  • 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

  • My Three Sons

    6/14/2019 2:11:31 PM, by CAT-IN-CJ

    Hope this pic is not too grain or blurry...but it’s the only one I have so far with all 3 pups. it was taken Wednesday night after we first brought Charlie Brown home. Bad Leroy Brown is still not too sure about the little wiggly guy, but Buster Brown has a new buddy to play tug with.... ... 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

  • (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

  • Meet Charlie Brown

    6/13/2019 11:09:28 AM, by CAT-IN-CJ

    Bad Leroy Brown and buster brown now have a little brother. Meet Charlie Brown His tail has not stopped wagging and he cannot hold his licker.... He is the most affectionate dog I have ever known. No weight loss, as I have added a morning mocha to my carb intake and still makin... Read more

  • City mouse

    6/13/2019 9:28:29 AM, by TIKITAMI

    When I first met my husband we immediately hit it off, he made me laugh all the time but it was easy to see there would never be anything between us, we had nothing in common. I love camping, hiking and outdoors. He likes indoors, A/C and playing on computers I had three kids. He had nev... 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

  • The time has come the walrus said to step on the scale

    6/11/2019 10:51:30 PM, by TIKITAMI

    Hmmm...that doesn't seem quite right. After a month of not knowing where the scale was, being fearful of gaining and trying to decide if my chins are smaller or if it's just my imagination I finally found the scale. This morning it was time to hop on and see what's going on. A million excuses ... 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

  • 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

  • Running and finding the scale

    6/10/2019 11:20:38 PM, by TIKITAMI

    I signed up for a second race for the fall. I wasn't going to sign up but my local cheerleaders encouraged me to do it and put that old time I was unhappy with to rest. The race is hard, it's only 10K but it's a very difficult trail route, lots of steep hills, rough windy sections and then more h... 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Getting my run back on

    6/5/2019 10:38:39 PM, by TIKITAMI

    This afternoon we got hit with a rainstorm. Huge drops pounding down. I stood at the window watching the rain bounce off the river, loving my new view and I turned to my husband. "Perfect weather for a run." I looked at his terrified, face. "Don't worry, I want to go alone." I ... 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • My day yesterday, something to think about

    6/2/2019 2:12:22 PM, by CAT-IN-CJ

    Yesterday We had a full day planned moving DD which included many miles drive time. We were eager to get there, get it done, and get home again. A couple of unexpected things happened .... gate unexpectedly closing on the trailer as we were leaving, delaying our departure, and the load shifting... Read more

  • Something to Ponder- Thoughts on life by George Carlin

    6/2/2019 12:08:08 PM, by CAT-IN-CJ

    SOMETHING TO PONDER: George Carlin George Carlin's wife died early in 2008 and George followed her, dying in July 2008. It is ironic George Carlin - comedian of the 70's and 80's - could write something so very eloquent and so very appropriate. An observation by George Carlin: The paradox of our t... 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

  • Vacation is Over, Time to Start Dieting

    6/1/2019 2:59:54 PM, by CANYON_GAL

    Am I the only one who acts like vacations were made to eat everything in sight? Believe me, calories count even on vacation. I stepped on my scales at home this morning, and I am up to 203.2#. That's 3.2 pounds up from when I returned to sparkpeople. Well today starts a new month. Sou... Read more

  • Breakfast Brunch Buffet

    5/31/2019 10:40:19 AM, by CANYON_GAL

    When I left my hotel room, I had planned on just going to grab something quick to eat at McDonald's but when I left the elevator to walk around I found a fabulous buffet. It cost me $18 which is more then a quick bite at McDonald's would have cost. But OMG, the food was soo yummy You... 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

  • it's thursday

    5/30/2019 2:25:58 PM, by MOMMY445

    a beautiful spring day here today. i got the laundry done and now i am enjoying the outdoors. my daughter says hi. both budgie birds say cheep, cheep! have a terrific day, everyone!... Read more

  • it's wednesday

    5/29/2019 5:27:04 PM, by MOMMY445

    my daughter and I had a great time at the concert last night! she says hi! I did get in a workout at the gym earlier this afternoon and I feel great. both budgie birds say cheep, cheep! have a great day, everyone!... Read more

  • Lost my 1432 day Log in streak

    5/29/2019 11:22:05 AM, by CAT-IN-CJ

    Amidst the chaos of yesterday, I forgot to log in.... and lost my 1432 day lot in streak Both Bad Leroy Brown and Buster Brown had dental surgery yesterday.... always a concern because this was Busters first time.... but Leroy has crashed (died) under anesthesia a couple times. But yesterday,... Read more

  • What's motivating me right now

    5/27/2019 6:29:36 PM, by TIKITAMI

    Fear, fear is motivating me. I'm a daily weigher. I am in awe of people who can weigh in weekly or monthly. I try that now and then, but really it's code for I plan on over eating for four days, eat healthy for three and then put off weighing for one more week to give myself time to recover... Read more

  • In Seattle: Pike Place Market

    5/27/2019 4:56:22 PM, by CANYON_GAL

    My breakfast at Lowell's I didn't go inside, but if you watched the movie "Sleeping in Seattle" then you already saw Tom Hanks eating in this restaurant. If you don't watch a fish get thrown across the room, have you really been to Pike Place Market? ... Read more

  • it's monday

    5/27/2019 1:21:23 PM, by MOMMY445

    a beautiful sunny spring day here today. i had an amazing workout at the gym this morning. i will be going for a long walk after dinner. my daughter says hi. she is really looking forward to going to the music concert with me tomorrow night after school. it will be with what she basically calls her ... Read more

  • On Vacation: In Seattle

    5/26/2019 11:19:17 PM, by CANYON_GAL

    I love this whole area I arrived early to the hostel I was going to stay in. Luckily this coffee shop was right next door. I ate in the cafe at the CHIHULY Garden and Glass Museum. It's a blackened salmon sandwich with Garlic Tator tots. ... Read more

  • it's sunday

    5/26/2019 3:07:25 PM, by MOMMY445

    a day to get out and enjoy for both me and my daughter. both budgie birds say cheep, cheep! have a terrific day,everyone!... Read more

  • it's saturday

    5/25/2019 12:31:40 PM, by MOMMY445

    a day to relax, have fun and enjoy! my daughter says hi. not too much planned here today. it is a mostly rainy day here. that is okay with me and my daughter. both budgie birds say cheep, cheep! have a terrific day, everyone!... Read more

  • River life

    5/25/2019 1:08:35 AM, by TIKITAMI

    Tonight my husband and I went for a walk to look for the boat launch, turns out it's less than a five minute walk from our front door. The spot will be great for getting a canoe into the water, there's no motors allowed. I watched the fly fishermen and noticed a older couple sitting down the path... Read more

  • Starting Vacation: Leaving Las Vegas

    5/24/2019 9:47:25 PM, by CANYON_GAL

    I am sitting inside the airport in Las Vegas. Why is it so darn cold in this airport? Well I got dropped off early today, so I have been at the airport for quite awhile. I finally decided to take a break from charging my tablet and go get something to eat. WENDYS was close by so I am e... Read more

  • it's friday

    5/24/2019 2:40:27 PM, by MOMMY445

    i had an enjoyable session with my personal trainer at the gym this morning and i feel great. it feels good to know that i can do so much more exercise wise than i thought possible. i am learning along the way. i find that i mostly drink water now and i have pretty much given up soda. the healthy c... Read more

  • it's thursday

    5/23/2019 2:10:17 PM, by MOMMY445

    i had an amazing workout with my personal trainer at the gym this morning. i have another workout scheduled tomorrow morning with my personal trainer. the workout today was to make up the one i missed last week. my daughter says hi. both budgie birds say cheep, cheep! have an amazing day, everyone!... Read more

  • Avocado on my Salad

    5/22/2019 2:12:29 PM, by CANYON_GAL

    I wasn't starving but knew that I wanted to use one of.avocados that i got yesterday, so i took one of the to-go containers down to the EDR. I was glad to see such fresh-looking mushrooms today. The olives are something new that I have just recently been adding to my salads. Anyways, I t... Read more

  • it's wednesday

    5/22/2019 1:28:57 PM, by MOMMY445

    it is a wonderful spring day here today. my daughter says hi. the new avengers movie is good. i really enjoyed it. my good friend liked it as well. i will be heading to the gym later on today. i will be meeting with my personal trainer tomorrow and friday morning. i was not able to get to my planne... Read more

  • My Boss Went Shopping for Me

    5/21/2019 4:18:47 PM, by CANYON_GAL

    Now how many of you have a boss that will go shopping on their day off, and bring you back items from the grocery store? Well my boss knows that I love avocados so he brought me back 3 of them. He also knows that I have no way to get to the store myself. Amazon Fresh won't even deliver fresh pr... Read more

  • it's tuesday

    5/21/2019 12:20:31 PM, by MOMMY445

    a beautiful sunny spring day here today. i spent the weekend pretty much at my parent's place with my daughter. she is counting the days until school is done and until the concert she wants to go to a week from today with me. we already have the tickets. she wants to leave for the concert not long a... Read more

  • Tonight's Dinner in the EDR

    5/20/2019 8:46:16 PM, by CANYON_GAL

    With a name like "Fiesta Chicken Enchiladas", I want to know...where is the chicken? 40 But even without finding any chicken on my plate, it tasted alright. The salad bar was lacking a lot tonight. I am now at work drinking lots of water. My boss went shopping in Pahrump Nevada, on h... Read more

  • Pre-dawn run

    5/20/2019 12:52:32 PM, by TIKITAMI

    We're now in our new home and we love it. It's so peaceful, the neighbours are friendly and the renovations have started. True to any renovations attempt there have been snags. Wrong cabinets were delivered so I have part of a kitchen, wrong dishwasher was delivered. Nothing that can't be fixed. ... Read more

  • it's sunday

    5/19/2019 2:19:32 PM, by MOMMY445

    my daughter and i are taking it easy today. it is a warm spring day here. she is spending some time with one of her friends while i just relax. both budgie birds say cheep, cheep! have a great day, everyone!... Read more

  • Hard-boiled Eggs Without Peeling

    5/19/2019 10:06:55 AM, by CANYON_GAL

    I like hard boiled eggs, but I don't like to peel them. Now I don't have to. 224 I found these wonderful little gadgets on Amazon. I am pretty sure that Wal-Mart also sells this gadget. When I first bought them I was thinking that I could use them in a microwave in the EDR. B... Read more