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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

  • Day 7: Comparing Nutritional Improvements

    7/20/2019 10:16:06 AM, by FRITZYS_MAMA

    So as you know I have struggled with my nutrition for a while. And as I said, I have been making some good improvements with my nutrition the past week. So I decided to compare my calorie average and my macro average improvements from Week 1 to Week 2 and I have really made some good progress! The o... Read more

  • My Mother's In My Mirror!

    7/20/2019 5:27:29 AM, by JSTETSER

    Yesterday I woke up, and what did I see? I saw my mom looking back at me! I never meant for this to happen, but slowly, over the years, I've learned to love and understand the person who gave me life, love and security in this world. Maybe it was inevitable to a certain extent. Over the past t... Read more


    7/20/2019 2:56:44 AM, by PRAIRIECROCUS

    " I open myself for the word of Spirit to flow through me." - Jonathan Lockwood Huie, with link to Read more

  • Daily Highlight 139 - Conflicts/Stress

    7/19/2019 2:25:31 PM, by NANCY-

    Highlight - Realizing there are conflicts, and making adjustments, has been the rule rather than the exception lately. My latest is having appointments in Boston, then having an evening appointment in Hartford on the same day in August. Can cars fly? Neither can be cancelled or changed. So it wi... 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

  • it's friday

    7/19/2019 9:43:57 AM, by MOMMY445

    my daughter and i are keeping cool and well hydrated today. i am taking it easy for the next few days. both budgie birds say cheep, cheep! today and tomorrow are very warm and humid days here. after that, it is supposed to be a lot less humid. have a great day, everyone and a terrific weekend!... Read more

  • A Change of Plans

    7/19/2019 5:21:13 AM, by JSTETSER

    Oh dear, I have to change my plan for the day! I made a promise to be at the Trails Week on Mt Monadnock, but it is really too hot for DH and I. It is NOT a good idea for us to be working on the mountain trails in the hot sun today. I love working on building bridges and making trails safe, b... Read more

  • Day 6: Doing Well

    7/19/2019 5:14:00 AM, by FRITZYS_MAMA

    As I posted yesterday, I've been doing well. I'm starting to really get the hang of things and my Topamax is working better and better the longer I've been on it. At first it just stopped the binging but now it is starting to work for restraining the appetite and cutting the cravings as well. I am a... Read more

  • Daily Affirmation for Friday, July 19, 2019

    7/19/2019 2:33:10 AM, by PRAIRIECROCUS

    " I open my mind to Spirit." - Jonathan Lockwood Huie, with link to Read more

  • it's thursday

    7/18/2019 1:29:09 PM, by MOMMY445

    i just got back from the doctor's and i have an infection. i have to be on antibiotics for seven days. so i am taking it easy and not doing too much. my daughter says hi. both budgie birds say cheep, cheep! have a terrific day, everyone!... Read more

  • Daily Highlight 138 - Self Reflection

    7/18/2019 10:41:05 AM, by NANCY-

    Highlight - I like who I am. Who I see in the mirror is not who I see in my mind's eye. I am younger, thinner. But the essence of me is the same. Sometimes I am the spoiled child, wanting my own way. Other times I am the logical, inquisitive ecologist, wondering if we "hurt" plants when we harves... Read more

  • Quick, quick, happy blog

    7/18/2019 10:23:16 AM, by MEADSBAY

    Good-ish news at Dana Farber yesterday...the larger ‘spot’ did grow a bit (they haven’t biopsied any of the lung spots so not calling them cancer yet but...) but several smaller spots are no longer visible and NO new growths anywhere. Patrick’s weeks long belly ache was most likely caused by one of ... Read more

  • Mid-July Check-In with TheBrains

    7/18/2019 9:43:24 AM, by BESSHAILE

    Yup. that about sums up the weather here this week. Several days in a row of 100+ temps. But heck - who cares about my weather. I know y'all want studio news. And weight management news, right? and maybe something from TheBrains. 18 Fuh geddaboud it. (gasp) Dying here (pant) ... Read more

  • Attitude is everything!

    7/18/2019 5:50:13 AM, by JSTETSER

    I just came through a tough time. My body would not respond to all the good that I was doing, and my blood sugar numbers were high. I must admit, I was concerned! Then, I changed my attitude. 1. I got a little bit more serious, and believed that I could lower my numbers. I started trackin... Read more

  • Weigh In #5

    7/18/2019 4:32:27 AM, by FRITZYS_MAMA

    So this week went really well! I have been doing so much better with both my diet and my exercise and it has being showing on the scale. So here are my results. Starting Weight: 291 Last Weigh In: 293.2 Current Weight: 290.4 Weight Lost This Week: -2.8 lbs Total Weight Lost: -0.6 lbs ... Read more

  • Good News

    7/18/2019 12:01:09 AM, by MIDORI_SPARK

    Haven't checked in in a while, since I finished my boxing challenge. July always goes by in a blur for me. I'm feeling good lately, and having fun. Since the challenge ended, I've been to boxing class anywhere from 4-6 times a week. Some of the girls at the front desk know me by name now, and ... 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

  • Cardio Calcium Screening

    7/17/2019 5:59:06 PM, by SELLMAN04

    Upon my doctor's recommendation, I had a cardio calcium screening done. It cost $99 and took about fifteen minutes once I was in the cat-scan machine. The purpose is to see if there is any plaque build up in the arteries around the heart. With a family history of heart disease and strokes it seem... 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

  • it's wednesday

    7/17/2019 12:09:06 PM, by MOMMY445

    a warm, humid and mostly rainy day here today. my daughter says hi. both budgie birds say cheep, cheep! have a wonderful day, everyone!... Read more

  • Daily Highlight 137 - Error Dectector

    7/17/2019 10:12:25 AM, by NANCY-

    Highlight - Self-regulation is this weeks topic; I think this is a heads up for the end of the sixteen portion weight loss portion of the study and the intro to maintenance. They said the scale is an "Error Detector." 😀 Okay, I'll go with that. A traffic light analogy is used to describe ra... Read more

  • Day 4: Found Out What's Wrong With My Ankle

    7/17/2019 5:56:46 AM, by FRITZYS_MAMA

    So I've been doing good so far, although I don't have much time to write a blog right now so this one will have to be short. I am doing really well with both diet and exercise right now and Fritzy is having lots of fun with our little star system, doing lots of chores in order to earn prizes. ... Read more

  • OWLS

    7/17/2019 5:48:54 AM, by JSTETSER

    The owl is an amazing bird. It flies silently around and can turn his head 270 degrees. It's hearing is so good that an owl can locate and catch a small mouse in complete darkness. “When the owl sings, the night is silent.” —Charles de Leusse “I am both a night owl and an early bir... Read more

  • Daily Affirmation for Wednesday, July 17, 2019

    7/17/2019 3:52:24 AM, by PRAIRIECROCUS

    There is nothing I ever need to have." - Jonathan Lockwood Huie, with link to Read more

  • it's tuesday

    7/16/2019 3:52:56 PM, by MOMMY445

    i had a session with my personal trainer at the gym this morning and i feel great. it is another hot and humid day here again today. my daughter and i are keeping well hydrated and cool. both budgie birds say cheep, cheep! Have a great day, everyone!... Read more

  • First time blogging

    7/16/2019 12:32:42 PM, by TRIDPATH

    I took my nephew's 5 kids to the water park yesterday. The oldest is 15 and the youngest is 2. I think that I got more of a workout from the 2 yr old, than I would have at the gym! LOL... Read more

  • Daily Highlight 136

    7/16/2019 9:47:48 AM, by NANCY-

    Highlight - Hubby's scan is scheduled for next month. After his treatment we went out to lunch. He was impressed with the size of the sandwich. I was impressed with the taste and saved half for later. Hubby decided to do the same instead of stuffing himself. Nice to see my habit is rubbing off on ... Read more

  • Lina's Bag

    7/16/2019 5:23:03 AM, by JSTETSER

    When I can't be with my family, I find ways to show them that I care. Lina turns 6 in mid-August. I plan on mailing down a birthday box a little early. I'd like for Lina to enjoy her birthday for more than one day. A new school year is a time of stress for a young girl. I hope that havin... Read more

  • Daily Affirmation for Tuesday, July 26, 2019

    7/16/2019 2:01:12 AM, by PRAIRIECROCUS

    " There is nothing I ever need to do. " - Jonathan Lockwood Huie, with link to Read more

  • General Accounting

    7/15/2019 4:45:39 PM, by MICHELLE_391

    Due to changes in my income, I’ve had to cut back on quite a few non-essential items. One of those items is paying for Spark’s premium content. I started the trial shortly after it was made available. I liked the new reports, videos and daily check-ins, and I really liked the idea of getting to e... Read more

  • it's monday

    7/15/2019 1:36:32 PM, by MOMMY445

    a warm summer day here today. my daughter says hi. i had a good workout at the gym today. both budgie birds say cheep, cheep! have a terrific day, everyone!... Read more

  • My heart aches

    7/15/2019 10:07:29 AM, by MEADSBAY

    I could not sleep last night. My heart actually hurts with the anxiety of awaiting my son’s scan later this week. Patrick (fighting colon cancer for nearly 3 years) has not been feeling well for the last few weeks with belly pain. I have never been a worrying type of person but I could not st... Read more

  • Daily Highlight 135

    7/15/2019 9:08:58 AM, by NANCY-

    Highlight - Planned meals and planned snacks make life so much easier. Having components for salad ready for prep gives lots of options. Boom, Boom, boom....a summer dinner is served. This week is getting ready for camp. 244 Middle son is so looking forward to it. He and his friends are do... Read more

  • ~Welcome to an ADVENTUROUS New Week~

    7/15/2019 8:59:28 AM, by --DEBY--

    298 332 298 332 298 332 298 332 My Top 5 goals for week of July 14 - July 20, 2019... 1. Stay on Track with my Daily Exercise & Nutrition 2. Go to Arboretum with Michael, take lots of pics 3. This week doing more organizing than actual Crafts 4. Healthy... Read more

  • Sunshine

    7/15/2019 6:17:25 AM, by JSTETSER

    Find the sunshine on your path, and enjoy the light that you've been given! There are times when the path goes in directions that we did not plan. There are times when we just don't get as far down the path as we wanted. Today find the light, and walk in it. Be patient with yourself and with th... Read more

  • Daily Affirmation for Monday, July 15, 2019

    7/15/2019 2:24:25 AM, by PRAIRIECROCUS

    " I am a miracle, and that is why I'm ME." - Jonathan Lockwood Huie, with link to 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

  • 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

  • Daily Highlight 134 - Kids Planning Meals.

    7/14/2019 10:17:09 AM, by NANCY-

    Highlight - Sat down with my grands to ask what are their favorite foods. Now I have a nutritious menu for the week we will be with them. Even though the eldest is only seven, getting the kids involved in planning meals, I feel, makes a difference, the planning and preparing. It is fun and they o... Read more

  • Let's Move It!

    7/14/2019 5:41:38 AM, by JSTETSER

    How do you plan to spend your day? Make time for movement. Last week, I took some time to walk through Keene, NH and see all of the wall murals. Yesterday I went for an early morning walk and swim. Today I will help my husband on the wood pile again. Just find ways to move! Wh... Read more

  • Day 01 of My Best Effort

    7/14/2019 4:07:01 AM, by FRITZYS_MAMA

    So I'm getting back on track now as I start the week and even though today is supposed to be a rest day I worked out anyway since I missed a couple of days. I made out my meal plan this morning and am ready to do my best to make this a good week. I am going to make an effort to drink more water and ... Read more

  • Daily Affirmation for Sunday, July 14, 2019

    7/14/2019 3:40:38 AM, by PRAIRIECROCUS

    " I am me, I am unique, I am magnificent." - Jonathan Lockwood Huie, with link to Read more

  • Weigh-In #4

    7/14/2019 12:52:34 AM, by FRITZYS_MAMA

    I had to spend a couple of days recovering from bonfire we had where we drank a bunch of lady beer that tasted like cough syrup but was 14% alcohol so that's why I haven't posted. Fritzy and I laid in bed and watched a bunch of funny videos on Friday which was fun and then he went to his dad's and I... Read more

  • Day 7

    7/13/2019 10:31:23 PM, by SISYPHUS_CLIMBS

    Goals for Day 6:   1. Log all food 👍  2. Move at least 15 minutes 👍  3. Clean something 👍 4. Make someone else smile 👍 Goals for Day 7:   1. Log all food 👍  2. Move at least 15 minutes 👍  3. Clean something 👎 4. Make someone else smile 👍... 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

  • Daily Highlight 133 - Choices

    7/13/2019 10:04:30 AM, by NANCY-

    Highlight - Being kind to me with no guilt. Don't know it the bright neon hot coral pink shows up well on your screen, but you can definitely see my nails from a distance. Got a coffee from the coffee shop and stopped by the Farm stand for blueberries. Surprise... they actual had native st... Read more

  • Growing the Garden

    7/13/2019 5:32:31 AM, by JSTETSER

    There's nothing as tasty as fresh vegetables!... Read more

  • Daily Affirmation for Saturday, July 13, 2019

    7/13/2019 2:42:11 AM, by PRAIRIECROCUS

    " I am the Melody in the Symphony of My Life." - Jonathan Lockwood Huie, with link to 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

  • it's friday

    7/12/2019 1:55:29 PM, by MOMMY445

    i had an amazing workout with my personal trainer today and i feel fabulous! my daughter says hi. both budgie birds say cheep, cheep! have an awesome day and a great weekend, everyone!... Read more

  • Daily Highlight 132 - Focus

    7/12/2019 9:11:51 AM, by NANCY-

    Highlight - So much going on, so many changes to make. It is not like I'm back in college, where I could have 5 or 6 different classes. Now I have a life and and need to narrow my focus when making lifestyle changes or I tend to slip back into old habits. Camp prep is coming, spending a week with ... Read more

  • In my apartment

    7/12/2019 9:10:30 AM, by AUNTRENEE

    I am officially in my apartment. Got in there on May 1st. I'm liking it so far. I am glad that it has an air conditioner right now since its going to be warm for the next 7 days. I just have the one unit in the living room since I have a 1 bedroom apartment. If I had a 2 bedroom apartment, I would h... Read more

  • A Very Berry Day!

    7/12/2019 5:17:03 AM, by JSTETSER

    Today's pick was a wonderful one! I'm down to just one more day's supply of blueberries for my morning smoothie. I can't put it off any longer. It's picking time. Every year, I take the time to pick enough blueberries to fill ten gallon zip lock bags. My neighbor Pam Mellon has a lovely be... Read more

  • Daily Affirmation for Friday, July 12, 2019

    7/12/2019 3:56:30 AM, by PRAIRIECROCUS

    " I make my own choices. I decide what I will and will not do. I am proud of my independence." - Jonathan Lockwood Huie, with link to 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

  • Day 5

    7/11/2019 9:29:22 PM, by SISYPHUS_CLIMBS

    Goals for Day 4:  1. Log all food 👍 2. Move at least 15 minutes 👍 3. Clean something 👍 4. Make someone else smile 👍 Goals for Day 5:  1. Log all food 👍 2. Move at least 15 minutes 👎 3. Clean something 👍 4. Make someone else smile 👍... Read more

  • All American Pet Photo Day

    7/11/2019 7:53:22 PM, by AMYBELLES

    Who knew that All American Pet Photo Day is observed annually on July 11th?!? Looking at pet photos always makes me smile! I have taken so many pictures of the dogs I’ve had through the years, and it’s fun to look back on them. My only pet right now is my 12 year old Cairn terrier, Sophie. ... Read more

  • [1 yr later]

    7/11/2019 4:49:26 PM, by WOLFKITTY

    I had a few really tough and dark chapters there, and stopped logging in to SparkPeople. *sigh* I'm examining my life again and looking to make healthful choices. There were things I did to cope that weren't very "healthy" but were still necessary for my health, mentally or one way or another. ... Read more

  • Daily Highlight 131 - Stress - who me?

    7/11/2019 1:04:15 PM, by NANCY-

    Highlight - Trying not to stress. Into Week 13 of 16, in order to continue with the study 5% of me needs to be gone. Slow and steady, with celebrations, ups and downs. Now the questions looms: Will I make the 5%? Well I have, just barely. But I would like to have a cushion. I do not like failing... 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

  • Company coming!

    7/11/2019 9:56:17 AM, by MEADSBAY

    That’s what we kids would yell when a car pulled into our long driveway when we were young ...then we would all run around like mad for two minutes trying to tidy up a bit of the chaos that was our every day life...with 14 kids in the family! 334 I love to entertain...I love to cook special... Read more

  • it's thursday

    7/11/2019 9:42:41 AM, by MOMMY445

    another hot and humid day here today, with a chance of a thunderstorm later this afternoon. my daughter and i are prepared for the weather. both budgie birds say cheep, cheep! Have a terrific day, everyone!... Read more

  • Today's Goodness

    7/11/2019 5:19:11 AM, by JSTETSER

    Take your time and notice the goodness of the day! Write Down the Goodness of Today! One of my mindfulness practices is to write down something encouraging each day. I take time to take a photo and to write what wonderful thing made today special. There will never be another day quite like t... Read more

  • Daily Affirmation for Thursday, July 11, 2019

    7/11/2019 4:16:27 AM, by PRAIRIECROCUS

    " I make friends with my fear. I am unstoppable." - Jonathan Lockwood Huie, with link to Read more

  • Ups & Downs

    7/11/2019 2:03:28 AM, by FRITZYS_MAMA

    So some things are going really well and some things not so well. I'm doing really well with exercise right now. I'm doing a lot of cleaning for exercise which I think I mentioned before and it's a lot of heavy cleaning so it burns a lot of calories and then I'm doing a lot of actual exercise, too. ... Read more

  • Daily Highlight 130 - Twist

    7/10/2019 11:01:30 AM, by NANCY-

    Highlight - Middle son is heading off to Camp in about a week or so. He has put in his meal requests before going. (Funny how he can tell me what food he wants, even with his limited speech.) My goal is to put a healthier twist on his choices. Pizza, tuna, pulled pork, french fries, burritos. Th... Read more

  • it's wednesday

    7/10/2019 10:16:43 AM, by MOMMY445

    i just finished a workout at the gym and i feel great. my daughter says hi. it is another hot and humid day here today. we are both keeping well hydrated and cool. both budgie birds say cheep, cheep and they are doing alright. i made sure that they have plenty of water and that they are in a cool ar... Read more

  • Not bragging but...

    7/10/2019 8:47:53 AM, by MEADSBAY

    Seriously...I am the opposite of a morning person, especially since retiring, but my three grands had to sleep over last night and we (meaning I) had to get them all up at 7, fed, lunches packed, cleaned up, liberally sunscreened as their camp is on the water, and teeth brushed by 8 to get to Save t... Read more

  • Change your mind

    7/10/2019 5:36:20 AM, by JSTETSER

    Changing my mind has always changed my life. Just like the dawn of a new day, learning how to eat healthier has brought new flavors and tastes to me. Don't let the newness intimidate you! Dive right into your future and choose to change today! ... Read more

  • Daily Affirmation for Wednesday, July 10, 2019

    7/10/2019 2:21:18 AM, by PRAIRIECROCUS

    " I Make Free-Will Choices." - Jonathan Lockwood Huie, with link to Read more

  • Day 3

    7/9/2019 9:31:30 PM, by SISYPHUS_CLIMBS

    Goals for Day 2:  1. Log all food 👍 2. Move at least 15 minutes 👍 3. Clean something 👎 4. Make someone else smile 👍 Goals for Day 3:  1. Log all food 👍 2. Move at least 15 minutes 👍 3. Clean something 👍 4. Make someone else smile 👍 Good day today. Walk/jog with the pup, 15 min exercise vid... 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

  • Putting Fitness First

    7/9/2019 6:53:45 PM, by FRITZYS_MAMA

    I am setting out to really focus on my fitness and health from this point forward. I am going to try to blog every day and focus on several areas of improvement. I want to really start working on my goals and seeing some positive change and that's what I'm going to make my main priority in the comin... 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

  • The Keene Art WLk

    7/9/2019 11:58:04 AM, by JSTETSER

    If you have an opportunity, please check out the beautiful murals on the buildings in Keene, NH.... Read more

  • Daily Highlight 129 - Perfectionism

    7/9/2019 9:50:50 AM, by NANCY-

    Highlight - There are lots of good things happening, but finding a highlight is proving difficult. My middle son is finding his nice voice when I remind him. (that does reduce my stress) Seeing a freshly mown lawn gives me a sense of order. I am working on my need for perfectionism. Sometimes clo... Read more

  • Daily Affirmation for Tuesday, July 9, 2019

    7/9/2019 1:44:14 AM, by PRAIRIECROCUS

    " I am a Magnificent Gift to the World." - Jonathan Lockwood Huie, with link to 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

  • Day 2 - "Why do you want to be healthy?"

    7/8/2019 11:49:19 AM, by SISYPHUS_CLIMBS

    Goals for Day 1: 1. Log all food 590 2. Move at least 15 minutes 590 3. Clean something 590 4. Make someone else smile 590 Also starting the Spark People program again, so I decided to follow the question prompt for today. "Why do you want to be healthy?" Firstly, I appreciate... Read more

  • Daily Highlight 128

    7/8/2019 11:09:29 AM, by NANCY-

    Highlight - As I young girl, I remember my Grandmother saying: "Pretty soon, I gonna be 6 feet under." While my Grandfather said he was only 29. I didn't really understand what was going on, but both were lying. 😃 My grandfather did get to 39, when my mom turned 29. They both lived into their 80... Read more

  • it's monday

    7/8/2019 10:05:36 AM, by MOMMY445

    i had a wonderful workout at the gym this morning and i feel great. my daughter says hi. we had a good day on saturday. she found a few things that she wanted to get. both budgie birds say cheep, cheep! have a terrific day, everyone!... Read more

  • ~Welcome to a WONDERfilled New WEEK~

    7/8/2019 8:42:42 AM, by --DEBY--

    8 218 8 218 8 218 8 218 My Top 5 goals for week of July 7 - July 13, 2019... 1. Stay on Track with my Daily Exercise & Nutrition 2. Call Family & Friends I have been missing 3. Get back to Crafting (sort beads first) 4. Healthy Balance of Responsibilities & Fun ... Read more

  • Lina' s Snake Puppets

    7/8/2019 5:38:01 AM, by JSTETSER

    She asked for the snake puppets for her birthday. I just finished making them, now I'm going to name the puppets, and create a silly story. The snake with the mohawk has to be Jake the snake. Here's my letter to Lina: Dear Lina, God always makes a way when we patiently wait and pray.... Read more

  • Daily Affirmation for Monday, July 8, 2019

    7/8/2019 2:50:30 AM, by PRAIRIECROCUS

    " I Live a Life of Bold and Courageous Action Inspired by Powerful Dreams." - Jonathan Lockwood Huie, with link to 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

  • 7th July 2019

    7/7/2019 11:29:30 AM, by DSJB9999

    LOVING LIFE - not sure what to write here but just want to say I am really lucky and really grateful for the life I have now. I am grateful to have had my hubby in my life for over 30 years (OK it does take work sometimes but it is REALLY worth it!) I am grateful to have my lovely daughter ... Read more

  • Daily Highlight 127 - Pressure & Responsibility

    7/7/2019 10:37:05 AM, by NANCY-

    Highlight - Yes the scale is trending downward again... but it is not back to where it was nor will it be when I report in for the end of week 12. The pressure of wanting more, pressure of being back where I was. My expectations are the unrealistic, perhaps, but the desire is normal. "Que Sera ... Read more

  • New short term goal

    7/7/2019 10:31:05 AM, by SISYPHUS_CLIMBS

    I've been focusing too much on the big stuff and not enough on the details. So I'm going to work on a short term (4 weeks) goal to lose 6 pounds (get under 220). My daily goals are to 1. Log all food 2. Move at least 15 minutes 3. Clean something 4. Make someone else smile... Read more

  • Do The 3 Bears Live Here?

    7/7/2019 8:45:38 AM, by BESSHAILE

    Or just The 2 Brains? This is the view outside the French doors on the east end of the house - from the room that will be my bedroom this winter. There's lots more to do - the HVAC needs to be installed and they'll have to repair the sheet rock they cut to put in the wiring. Then the pai... Read more

  • Becoming an Amazing Me

    7/7/2019 5:44:05 AM, by JSTETSER

    Improvement comes in daily increments. There's no way to rush the process. Becoming ME is a lifelong journey. First, I had to have a better image of who I am, and who I want to become! I'm creating a new vision of myself right now. My daily actions are helping me to move forward. I see ... Read more

  • Daily Affirmation for Sunday, July 7, 2019

    7/7/2019 2:30:12 AM, by PRAIRIECROCUS

    " I live with enthusiasm, and give thanks for my life." - Jonathan Lockwood Huie, with link to Read more

  • Getting It All Done

    7/6/2019 7:08:07 PM, by FRITZYS_MAMA

    Even though I'm supposed to be taking two weeks off from writing, I haven't been able to totally stay away. I wrote a new poem tonight and might be working on my outline tonight, too. Sometimes you just can't stay away. I have also been pretty busy doing workouts even if I don't always feel like it.... 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

  • Weigh In #3

    7/6/2019 12:25:08 PM, by FRITZYS_MAMA

    Had a bit of a bad week this week. My calorie average was higher this week than last week and I didn't exercise as much this week as I had hoped to. Hoping to do better next week. But here's how I did: Starting Weight: 291 Last Weigh In: 291.4 Current Weight: 293.6 Weight Lost This Week: ... Read more

  • Daily Highlight 126

    7/6/2019 12:02:43 PM, by NANCY-

    Highlight - Talked to a nurse and she informed me about stress and how it can cause weight gain and blood glucose to rise. Now add to the excess salt I have had and BOOM... the numbers on the scale increase. We discussed stress management. I chose to use breathing and not to get angry at the folks... Read more

  • Water Walking

    7/6/2019 5:07:00 AM, by JSTETSER

    I found a great way to get in my walking and stay cool. Early in the morning, before the crowds get to the beach, I walk a few laps in the lake. I stand in waist-deep water with my abs pulled in. The resistance is great! I also take time to walk backwards and side to side. Sometimes I lift my... Read more

  • Daily Affirmation for Saturday,July 6, 2019

    7/6/2019 2:01:07 AM, by PRAIRIECROCUS

    " I live courageously." - Jonathan Lockwood Huie, with link to Read more

  • Back on track !

    7/5/2019 10:54:38 AM, by THIN133

    Golly, time flies by ! I had all intentions of blogging more often and next thing I know weeks have past and I haven't had a chance to get on the computer and blog. The last few weeks have been busy, enjoying the summer, lots of biking , enjoying time with our nephew on his annual summer sleepo... Read more

  • it's friday

    7/5/2019 9:55:30 AM, by MOMMY445

    i got in a great workout at the gym this morning before it gets too hot here. my daughter says hi. i am keeping cool and well hydrated, as is my daughter. tomorrow, my daughter and i are heading to a different mall to have a look around and for her to look for something different to wear. both budg... Read more