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  • Have a Seat

    7/8/2020 9:39:38 PM, by TONEDTORI

    Monday I was on fire!!! I hiked in morning and in afternoon, I decided to do ST and more cardio with zumba. Well, I got Adventurous and found a utube that included Hula hoop with zumba. They danced around the hoop on the floor. good.Overzealous me, got into it so much that I forgot to lift my leg wh... Read more

  • Covid Quarantine Stinks

    7/7/2020 1:47:38 PM, by CHERI*ANN7

    DH has retired, been quarantining for the most part, you would think that would translate into more exercise, but it has not! My favorite exercise routines are not available. I was doing water aerobics and the yoga classes and exercise at the Cancer Center and both of those are no longer available. ... Read more

  • 4th Leftovers!

    7/6/2020 3:35:06 PM, by ATHENA2010

    Eating 4th of July leftovers from this weekend..ribs, tri-tip, potato salad, stuff like that. We had a great weekend, swimming at the lake, keeping our distance from others, eating a little too much but really enjoying myself. Will be more careful of what I eat and how much this week.... Read more

  • Squashed spider bite

    7/5/2020 4:37:20 PM, by CAPECODDOGFISH

    After two days on Rocephlin IV and now on Doxycycline oral for another week, my infection is healing. I had to go to the outpatient clinic as my doctor has been out of contact since March. The clinic said it looked like a spider bite that turned into Cellulitis. The swelling in my side has gone dow... Read more

  • Fun 3rd of July!

    7/4/2020 4:11:48 PM, by ATHENA2010

    Yesterday went to Whiskytown Lake again and had a great day! Lots of swimming - which I LOVE since I don't feel my weight. Did avoid other people...almost everyone was being considerate about keeping their distance. I did eat sandwiches and chips -- so I was planning on being a little more strict wi... Read more

  • Worried again

    7/4/2020 9:27:22 AM, by CAMEOANDLACE

    I am 2 years out with having had breast cancer surgery. I now have a problem in that breast. I can only hope it is a cyst. Going to the doctor in 4 days. Worried sick... Read more

  • Mercy I'm a hot mess

    7/3/2020 6:40:10 PM, by CAMEOANDLACE

    So I have been up and down for years. Even with knowing what I have to do and having friends who are supportive. I don't know what on earth I am going to do with myself. I guess just continue to try. I have challenged one of my friends to a 3 week no sugar challenge. So far so good. ... Read more

  • Strong morning start!

    7/2/2020 5:26:51 PM, by ATHENA2010

    I realized today that when I resist that first morning urge to eat something unhealthy, I am able to go on to eat healthier for most, if not all, of the day. Yesterday I gave in to the morning urge and ate unhealthy all day - not too much since we went to Whiskeytown lake and had a great time - but ... Read more

  • Successful Experiment Today!

    7/1/2020 10:10:33 PM, by CHERIERIE

    Dairy Free Ice cream: I have made three batches in the last 24 hours. The first batch was a mixture of almond milk and almond butter. The second batch was mostly coconut milk. The third batch was still coconut milk but with cocoa added. I used a different sweetener with each recipe (stevia, agave an... Read more

  • Eating healthy and walking!

    6/30/2020 10:19:34 PM, by ATHENA2010

    I've been eating healthy the last couple of days...salad and chicken or beef, apple or blueberries for dessert. I feel good and hope to keep it going!... Read more

  • Veggie Zilla

    6/30/2020 4:51:56 PM, by AFWWTX

    My sister brought me a zucchini last night when she came over to hang out and paint and chill. I can't wait to cook it tonight we're having a campout day with the kiddos. About to go swimming. And hike and find stick and they've been fishing. I'm going to make and Grill. And maybe makes I'm not s... Read more

  • HAPPY NEWS!

    6/30/2020 11:19:32 AM, by CHERIERIE

    1. My fasting blood sugar this morning was substantially lower than it has been in SO long. 2. This helps to increase my motivation to keep making good changes. 3. I had a great walk this morning and got to say hi to a neighbor. 4. I got a grocery pickup this morning and so I have f... Read more

  • Knocked down by an itsy bitsy spider

    6/28/2020 11:55:55 AM, by CAPECODDOGFISH

    After getting through Covid-19-so far, I woke up last week with a spider bite on my side.Here it is 4 days later and the bite is infected has ballooned out and is very sore plus running a temp. Called the doctor locally and he prescribed Cephalaxin so there I am. No food for a day and a half and ma... Read more

  • Today's Experiment

    6/27/2020 8:37:45 PM, by CHERIERIE

    I needed something quick to cook for my husband tonight and I have been trying to find a way for him to enjoy some type of pizza without gluten and dairy. I recently purchased two packages of dairy-free "cheese" to experiment with SO, I scrambled some eggs with italian sausage, chopped peppers and o... Read more

  • Eating when alone.

    6/27/2020 8:03:41 PM, by ATHENA2010

    I noticed that when everyone leaves and I have the house to myself I get the urge too eat the junk food. I feel the freedom of being able to pick and choose whatever I want that won't be noticed missing. I have to fight that urge..I tell myself that it is POISON (!) to me and makes me feel sick. Mos... Read more

  • A lemon juice day!

    6/26/2020 6:13:05 PM, by ATHENA2010

    I'm adding lemon juice to my morning water. I heard it is good for you and it tastes good. When I use a real lemon I add the pulp - some might think it weird but I really like it. Super hot today - 111 degrees. I'm just eating fruit and veggies today - it helps me feel less hot. We might go swimming... Read more

  • A Non-Scale Victory

    6/26/2020 2:51:20 PM, by MODERATION4ME

    I am going to Physical Therapy for my hip and still getting guidance on my shoulder. Normally, I would "rest" as in do nothing. This time I am still at the gym doing what I can, walking as much as possible, and doing the PT exercises faithfully. This probably doesn't sound like much, but for me, ... Read more

  • Adding Adventure

    6/25/2020 7:37:26 PM, by TONEDTORI

    I have not had much adventure in life so I am gradually adding some to my life regardless of our quarantine. Thanks to Sparks I have been encouraged to increase my exercise and I know variety is key for me. So, I have dug to the back of my garage and started using Hula hoops to tone. I toned 30 mns.... Read more

  • Slipped again - but hanging in there

    6/25/2020 5:45:12 PM, by ATHENA2010

    Well, I slipped and ate cookies and candy yesterday, but I am back on track again. My theory about being hotter when I eat carbs/sugar was proven - about 20-30 minutes after eating I felt ten times hotter and the heat was from inside myself. When I am eating healthy I mostly feel the heat outside of... Read more

  • Every pound lost equals a four-pound reduction in pressure exerted on the knees

    6/25/2020 3:47:17 PM, by WHITE-2

    "What Messier and his colleagues found is that in overweight and obese older adults, every pound lost netted a four-pound reduction in pressure exerted on the knees. (....) "For people losing 10 pounds, each knee would be subjected to 48,000 pounds less in comprehensive load per mile walke... Read more

  • I crack myself up...

    6/25/2020 11:47:04 AM, by DANCINGGARDENER

    Bwa ha ha ha! I tried so hard to go for my run this morning. Honest. I did get in 15 minutes of walking and about 6 minutes of running but you know how the best intentions go sometimes. I have an appointment at 11:30 with a GI surgeon because of... reasons. But there was no reason I couldn... Read more

  • Today in my kitchen....

    6/25/2020 10:33:28 AM, by CHERIERIE

    One of my extra goals that I set is to try new recipes in the kitchen -- probably daily for a while. As I am learning how to help my husband live a life that is dairy- and gluten-free, I have to keep trying new things. Overall, we rely on a lot of basic meat + vegetable meals BUT we need variety. Al... Read more

  • Fun at the creek!

    6/24/2020 2:57:30 AM, by ATHENA2010

    Went to Hatchet Creek today to get out of the heat and a few of the family could swim in the ice cold water. I did NOT want to go with my hurt leg since it is all natural and not set up to be accessible (climbing up and down that trail is not for old people or babies) plus it is more than an hour aw... Read more

  • Refocusing and Resetting

    6/24/2020 1:05:27 AM, by KENTUCKYMEL14

    Hey everyone! It's been a while since I've written a blog post. I've noticed myself starting to get too lax in my health and wellness efforts so I decided to get back into writing in the hopes of refocusing my mind and resetting my intentions. Overall, I've been doing okay. I've lost 30 pounds ... Read more

  • Celebrating a life?

    6/24/2020 12:21:10 AM, by CHERIERIE

    This morning we attended a funeral for my daughter's classmate. She was only 17. When a person has lived a long (or long-ish) life, it is easy to think of the funeral as a celebration of life because they had a good, long opportunity for life. Funerals for teenagers are harder to view as a celebrati... Read more

  • Day 23... Ugh I keep sabotaging myself

    6/23/2020 9:49:35 PM, by CUPKAKE137

    Blah... Yesterday was a bad food day today I went double my calories. I don't know what my issue is. So frustrating 😡. I wish I could just get myself under control. Super annoying to constantly sabotage yourself. Only plus sides for today were that I got in a walk earlier and I tracked everyth... Read more

  • All Good Things Come to an End---NO!

    6/23/2020 6:44:55 PM, by MODERATION4ME

    I was reading in bed and got up to do something and it felt like my hip came out of place. It temporarily paralyzed me. I thought, "Well this has happened before and everything was fine in a couple of minutes." Not so this time. 24 It hurt all night and the next day. I knew I needed help so ... Read more

  • Did it!

    6/23/2020 2:45:37 AM, by ATHENA2010

    Did good all day, real food, healthy food. Even ate healthy at family get-together (Gpa home from overseas). At the very end my dau-in-law insisted that I have a piece of cake and would not take a NO. So, instead of arguing with her, I took the piece and grabbed some cherries and blueberries, then p... Read more

  • Day 21..

    6/21/2020 11:16:18 PM, by CUPKAKE137

    Happy father's day to all the dad's out there. It was my husband's first father's day so I made him a coffee cake (said the baby made it) gave him a couple of things. His brother, wife, and my niece showed up and got to hold her for the first time, my family came over for dinner it was a good day.... Read more

  • Returning to SparkPeople....

    6/21/2020 8:36:44 PM, by CHERIERIE

    I was just reading my last blog entry -- April 2016 -- when I was settling into a new community and doing my best to be a grown up and go to the doctor and take my medicine. Fast forward to now: 1. I have been faithfully taking my medicine and attending to my health concerns for four years. ... Read more

  • Another Day Headed for Success

    6/21/2020 4:07:32 PM, by MODERATION4ME

    I am feeling peaceful about my eating. I am staying within my eating ranges (calories, protein, etc.) and allowing myself to bank calories for special events so that I have more calories to spend that day. I am aiming to lose an average of 1 pound a week so that means it will take me to December 2... Read more

  • Email to my doctor follow up

    6/21/2020 1:22:34 PM, by DANCINGGARDENER

    Well I emailed my doctor and was truly schocked when she called me instead of replying. She was truly scared that I had gone so long without a bowel movement. After years of post colorecal cancer plumbing issues, I have learned just to take it day by day and not focus too much on it all. But I gu... Read more

  • Heart monitor

    6/20/2020 3:11:16 PM, by AFWWTX

    So I get to wear this lovely heart monitor for a month. They want to see I qualify for heart surgery or not after they get the results back from this lovely device. So I'll go back and see the doctor next month in July after they get the results back and we'll go from there. So we'll see what they ... Read more

  • Day 19...

    6/19/2020 11:00:23 PM, by CUPKAKE137

    Not a great day. Did my best but definitely could have done better. Hopefully tomorrow will be good... Read more

  • A Fun Day

    6/19/2020 10:53:53 PM, by MODERATION4ME

    We went with my daughter's family to Yellowstone and ended up walking nearly two hours. I was embarrassed as the steeper hills had me out of breath and needing to stop for a break. I decided to tell myself, "You will improve as you get stronger." A non-scale win with positive thinking, right? ... Read more

  • You don't have to be "on" each day

    6/19/2020 2:55:02 PM, by TONEDTORI

    I received the best news from my oncologist on Tuesday. "Your CatScan came out negative. I am so happy for you.!! Grateful, yes! BUT, I come home, tired, needing to workout, needing those minutes to record, but nothing. Wednesday & Thursday, the same. Why Lord am I without the boost to go out and do... Read more

  • Day 18

    6/18/2020 10:37:21 PM, by CUPKAKE137

    It was a good day. Got in a hour walk (or as I call it my stop sign to stop sign workout) can only go so far with the baby monitor. Stayed within my calories, still things to work on but moving in the right direction after yesterday's way over calorie day.... Read more

  • Day 4 of being back on track, Day 93 of lockdown

    6/18/2020 12:28:57 PM, by GEEKGIRL67

    I successfully the "reset" button again on Monday. I am trying to be more mindful & watch what I eat via WW Blue plan. Before I met a friend for breakfast at First Watch yesterday, I spent Tuesday night planning what I was gonna have there (power wrap 11 pt). I also weighed myself yesterday mor... Read more

  • Email to my doctor...

    6/18/2020 9:50:53 AM, by DANCINGGARDENER

    Today is day 25! Clean eating, lots of water, running, push ups, showing up and logging my food and movement every day. But. I've gained both weight and inches. Here is the message I just sent my doctor. If anyone has advice I am eager to consider it! Good Morning I need some advice.... Read more

  • Getting good use of the weight planner recommended by Dr. Greger

    6/18/2020 4:29:33 AM, by WHITE-2

    I am very thankful for the weight planners mentioned by Dr. Greger, that I shared in this blog some time ago. This one www.niddk.nih.gov/bwp has been a great help for me. I tend to fret over weight loss and this one allows me to see day by day, up to 500 days, what the outcomes will be of eating a ... Read more

  • Day 17 again...

    6/17/2020 10:52:58 PM, by CUPKAKE137

    Well I was on track in the beginning of the day then I met up with my husband's aunt I made her some painted rocks for her garden (her son just passed away at 20 years old) as a tribute to him. They are currently quarentined for the next two weeks due to leaving a hot spot in Florida so I couldn't ... Read more

  • Finally Willing To Learn

    6/17/2020 8:03:47 PM, by MODERATION4ME

    The personal trainer I am working with is starting me off with the basics. If anyone were to peak in on one of my workouts they would think I wasn't really doing much. That's OK. I know I am working on muscles that sorely need attention. The little bit I have done has already brought good result... Read more

  • Day 16 again!

    6/16/2020 10:22:52 PM, by CUPKAKE137

    It was a good day. Figured out a way for me to get in a walk when the baby is sleeping (she doesn't stay asleep in the stroller for long) wish I had thought about this before lol. Got in some veggies today. Enjoyed some delicious swordfish for dinner and my friend came over and finally got to hol... Read more

  • Could flour be addictive?

    6/16/2020 8:28:16 AM, by WHITE-2

    Since May 7th I have been following my personal 'bright lines', inspired by the book 'Bright Line Eating' by Susan Peirce Thompson. My personal 'bright lines' (rules) are: no refined sugar, no flour, eat no more than 3 meals and 1 snack per day and eat set amounts of food (weight and / or measure... Read more

  • It's happening. I am feeling like a healthier me!

    6/16/2020 12:41:33 AM, by BRENDALOUWHO1

    One week since I started this journey. Not all days have been easy, but I decided to just take one step at a time. 10 minutes of exercise every day (more if I can get it in). 6,000 steps or more on my fitbit and drink the 8 glasses of water I'm supposed to. I'm also trying to cut back on 44 oz of so... Read more

  • Day 15 again....

    6/15/2020 10:55:13 PM, by CUPKAKE137

    I missed a few days of blogging I am thinking it was shame... plus it was my hubby's birthday.. Well the last couple of days I fell off the healthy wagon for sure. Today I went overboard on the cookies I had no impulse control it was awful. Some how I ended up only 200 something calories over the... Read more

  • Good day - yea!

    6/15/2020 6:25:50 PM, by ATHENA2010

    I'm hanging in there and doing good today. Lemon juice water in the morning, fruits and veggies (salad) for breakfast and lunch. I'm so happy to be avoiding the cookies and candy today. It is really nice weather but tomorrow it is going up to 100's and I always feel a lot better and less hot after e... Read more

  • The Four Year Retirement Plan - Three General Goals

    6/15/2020 2:27:32 PM, by DANCINGGARDENER

    I retire in four years! That is only the time it takes to get through high school. I read an article on Sparkpeople today about setting long term goals. Life is good when you are taking it one day at a time but rather directionless. I thought about what a four year plan would look like and h... Read more

  • Count everything!

    6/15/2020 1:56:56 PM, by TONEDTORI

    Saturday I went to urgent care and they told me I had an infection. I thought, no biggy, I can still workout Sunday. Not!!! As soon as I started to do something. it was a mad dash to the restroom. Instead, I cleaned the bathrooms, the kitchen, and swept the kitchen nook. I rested in between cleaning... Read more

  • Now, I Need a Partner!

    6/14/2020 10:58:09 PM, by BOBBIESOCKS-46

    361 I need the inspiration. I have been reading exercise articles and watching some of my old exercise videos. I was hoping to get inspired to exercise but, I guess I'm just too old. When I was 69 I was all into exercising with my DVDs and going by the calories-in-calories out diet for year... Read more

  • Day...89

    6/14/2020 9:31:35 PM, by GEEKGIRL67

    It's been nearly 3 months since I have been at home due to the current pandemic. I am not one of those that like to be at home, because anyone that knows me, knows I am hard to make plans with, because I am constantly on the go. And, with OH opening up more, it makes me very excited. Our conven... Read more

  • I'm On Track!

    6/14/2020 7:16:07 PM, by MODERATION4ME

    So far I am having a healthy outlook: kindness for myself reasonable exercise balanced eating WHOO HOO! I'm pleased.... Read more

  • Loving son brought me a donut!

    6/13/2020 5:37:58 PM, by ATHENA2010

    I had great intentions of eating healthy today...then my son handed me a donut and I did not resist. Now I am doing good, not giving in to the temptation of eating more unhealthy foods today just because of that one donut. I might have to pick myself up everyday, but I will not give up.... Read more

  • Days 11 and 12 again...

    6/12/2020 8:56:44 PM, by CUPKAKE137

    Welp... I fell off the wagon... Like really hard. Tomorrow is a new day and a clean slate so let's do this.... Read more

  • Not so good today

    6/12/2020 8:18:40 PM, by ATHENA2010

    Well, not doing good today, but I still logged in and counted my many calories, and I am planning on doing better. It's going up into 105 all next week and I will feel much better if I am not stuffed with garbage food. Just because it is sitting all around me doesn't mean I have to eat it, and I hav... Read more

  • So Excited

    6/12/2020 3:45:23 PM, by MODERATION4ME

    I have hired a personal trainer that is helping me with my posture and functional fitness. I am actually really excited to have this help. The work will be mine...and it is challenging but I think it will be so rewarding. It's hard not to be working out with weights as I have been advised to do f... Read more

  • Some good days, some bad

    6/11/2020 6:16:23 PM, by ATHENA2010

    I had a couple good days, and a couple bad. Yesterday was good, but I ended it with cheesecake. Today has been good so far. I just keep trying and working on it. I feel that something is wrong with me. Why is it so hard to get through a whole day, week, month, eating healthy? I love healthy food. Wh... Read more

  • A tiny change which has made a huge difference

    6/11/2020 1:30:58 PM, by DANCINGGARDENER

    I suck at breaking bad habits. Honestly. I have an adictive personality so breaking bad habits can take years. I've quit smoking. I've quit biting my nails. I haven't had a soda in a very long time. But man, it has taken so much energy to extinguish these baddies that I hardly had energy for a... Read more