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  • Success

    4/1/2020 8:57:07 AM, by SINDURA

    These days I have more energy than I have had in several years. As a result my outlook is more positive as well. It doesn't really bother me too much that my weight loss is slower than it was at the beginning because I feel successful already. My motivation for losing weight was more about feelin... Read more

  • JUST A THOUGHT

    4/1/2020 4:12:29 AM, by RCLYKE

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  • A cloudy day

    3/31/2020 11:38:22 AM, by MOMMY445

    My daughter says thank you for all of the birthday wishes. She had a great day. Both budgie birds are doing well and say cheep, cheep. Have a great day, everyone. Stay safe and take care.... Read more

  • walked this morning. - I am walking faster

    3/31/2020 11:31:11 AM, by TRAVELGAL417

    good morning - I have wanted to get back to my level that I was in early 2019 before my knee procedure. I am there now. I can feel it and I see the level I used to be. TG, healing takes time and I get impatient. With this virus, I have had to slow down and just let be. Focus on me and it is so... Read more

  • BREAK THE CYCLE

    3/31/2020 3:51:39 AM, by RCLYKE

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  • A cloudy day

    3/30/2020 2:51:37 PM, by MOMMY445

    It's my daughter's birthday today! She is doing well and says hello. Both budgie birds are doing well and say cheep,cheep! We are safe and sound. Have a great day, everyone.... Read more

  • I Wanted To Bless But In Return Got Blessed

    3/30/2020 12:07:30 PM, by ON_A_DIET

    I usually donate food and clothing to my church every weekend. About a month ago, I went to Dollar Tree and bought a few items to donate. I like to give groceries that I myself would love to receive. My church has now said to mail money to the church in place of donated items. So, I ... Read more

  • finding new outlets during this virus

    3/30/2020 10:02:39 AM, by TRAVELGAL417

    good morning - I have found new cable channels. I am watching a performance of the Riverdance which was taped some years ago. it has brought such a smile to my face. I always wanted to see them. I love Ireland and have been there many times. I am also reading so much more. I just love reading.... Read more

  • walking this morning - Very humid - but did 3 miles

    3/30/2020 8:24:14 AM, by TRAVELGAL417

    good morning - I knew it would rain so I planned to get out early. There are less people but dark. I am walking along - smiling and really upbeat. I fall into a hole in the street with one shoe. My husband grabs my arm to steady me. I was glad he did it so automatically - but at this point I kn... Read more

  • KARMA

    3/30/2020 4:36:22 AM, by RCLYKE

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  • Sunny day

    3/29/2020 2:44:43 PM, by MOMMY445

    Another mild weather day here today. My daughter says hello to all. Both budgie birds are doing well and say cheep,cheep. Stay safe. Have a great day, everyone!... Read more

  • Been up for awhile - will be going for a walk soon- virus putting me first

    3/29/2020 7:21:49 AM, by TRAVELGAL417

    good morning- as you all know I have had an emotional torn weekend with my son and his situation with a disastrous marriage. I knew this from the start but who am I. It is his choices. My son can be a kind and loving person. What I heard and observed through FaceTime is such deep depression. H... Read more

  • USE YOUR POWER

    3/29/2020 4:38:40 AM, by RCLYKE

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  • A mild day

    3/28/2020 3:20:25 PM, by MOMMY445

    My daughter says hello to all. Both budgie birds are doing well and say cheep, cheep. We are doing well and are taking it easy. Have a great day, everyone.... Read more

  • good morning - what a night

    3/28/2020 11:23:47 AM, by TRAVELGAL417

    good morning- Last night we tried to help my DIL but once again - she is off her meds for bipolar and she caused all this turmoil. We did not know she was off her meds at first. My DS had an accident and had to go into hospital to check on his concussion. He was not there very long due to the vir... Read more

  • IT'S ALL RELATIVE

    3/28/2020 4:04:24 AM, by RCLYKE

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  • 4 More Days Left In March

    3/27/2020 11:23:24 PM, by PORTIA70

    Well everyone, we are at the end of March and as of tonight we have over 100,000 cases of Coronavirus here in the United States according to John Hopkins. CDC left off at 85,000 and they will be updated tomorrow. There is also word that China has shut down their cinema's due to a fear that ... Read more

  • Sunny Day

    3/27/2020 3:06:25 PM, by MOMMY445

    My daughter says hello to all. We are doing well and are keeping safe. Both budgie birds are doing well and say cheep,cheep. Hope that everyone is doing well and have a great day.... Read more

  • today

    3/27/2020 2:00:23 PM, by TRAVELGAL417

    good afternoon - I slept so late this morning.. It was heaven. I have been exercising so much that I know my body needed the sleep. I had developed some aches from my muscles. I took an Alieve this allowed me to sleep all the night through. I awoke in a wonderfully refreshed mood. DH went out ... Read more

  • KEEP GOING

    3/27/2020 5:01:36 AM, by RCLYKE

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  • A cloudy day

    3/26/2020 4:06:21 PM, by MOMMY445

    It's a mild weather day here today. My daughter says hello to all. Both budgie birds say cheep, cheep. In a while my daughter and I will be playing a game of monopoly. Have a great day everyone!... Read more

  • Just got off FaceTime with son

    3/26/2020 1:40:24 PM, by TRAVELGAL417

    good afternoon- we have not heard from him in 10 days. There are blessings in all this stress. He has a fabulous counselor who is video conferencing 2x a week since the virus. What a blessing! He has PTSD and marriage problems. He sounded good. He was at HEB getting his meds - some people start... Read more

  • Stepping It Up

    3/26/2020 7:38:02 AM, by SINDURA

    I walk my dogs several times a day. I have small older dogs. For them, having time to do a little neighborhood sniffing makes for an enjoyable walk, so that means it's not a brisk walk. I am older too, so a pace of about 2 mph is better for me as well. Lately I have started to to add a 1 or 2 minute... Read more

  • BE LIKE A TREE

    3/26/2020 3:30:41 AM, by RCLYKE

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  • It's Wednesday

    3/25/2020 5:29:17 PM, by MOMMY445

    It's pretty quiet here. My daughter says hello to all. Both budgie birds say cheep, cheep. Stay safe everyone. Have a good day.... Read more

  • receive an email from a friend

    3/25/2020 11:30:50 AM, by TRAVELGAL417

    good morning - I was so happy to receive an email from a friend of mine who I have known for decades. She is not a good writer. She had a liver transplant some years ago. She got Hep C from blood transfusion that was needed during surgery. At that time, they did not test the blood. Hep C does n... Read more

  • STAY - AT - HOME TO - DO List

    3/25/2020 4:15:59 AM, by RCLYKE

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  • 2nd Blog.......Ever!!

    3/24/2020 11:50:07 AM, by PBVHCCVH

    This a letter that I sent to all the Teams on which I am the Leader or the Co-Leader. Several people asked if I would post this where anyone could read it, so here it is. Even if you're not on the Teams, I still care about you! MESSAGE TO ALL TEAM MEMBERS During this time of turmoil i... Read more

  • Taking the day off

    3/24/2020 7:24:37 AM, by TRAVELGAL417

    good morning - I got up and my legs are so sore from the 3 mile walk. I need to work on them today. I am taking my BP. I ask my DH to turn down the TV when I take my BP. My BP raises when I hear on the news - the health professionals still do not have supplies. DH was not in a good mood yesterd... Read more

  • CHECK YOURSELF

    3/24/2020 3:53:22 AM, by RCLYKE

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  • just did a 3 mile walk with DH

    3/23/2020 9:47:23 AM, by TRAVELGAL417

    good morning - I got up and after a cup of coffee - I wanted to walk. I gave DH a choice - I am walking now - would you like to join me or do you want to go later. I was not sure what his answer was. He got up and went with me. Normally he watches these news shows - but I have lost patience with ... Read more

  • A snow day

    3/23/2020 9:10:38 AM, by MOMMY445

    It's snowing here now. Then it is going to rain. My daughter says hello. Both budgie birds say cheep, cheep. Everyone is doing well. Have a great day, everyone... Read more

  • REMEMBER THESE WHEN TIMES GET TOUGH

    3/23/2020 4:45:29 AM, by RCLYKE

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  • A sunny day

    3/22/2020 10:12:48 AM, by MOMMY445

    My daughter says hello to everyone. Both budgie birds are doing well and say cheep, cheep. Have a great day everyone. Stay safe.... Read more

  • DH is in a funk again

    3/22/2020 8:48:16 AM, by TRAVELGAL417

    good Morning - we talked again about what is bothering him. I think it is the gym closing so he can not swim. We walk but it is not getting his mood upbeat like he got from swimming. He has always had a problem with change. I had a dream about dying from this virus. I woke up with my BP high. ... Read more

  • 10 TO ZEN

    3/22/2020 4:11:47 AM, by RCLYKE

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  • It's Saturday

    3/21/2020 10:49:01 PM, by MOMMY445

    I had a good walk outside earlier today. After dinner, I danced for quite a while. My daughter says hello. We are doing well with having to mainly stay in due to the corona virus that is happening around the world. Both budgie birds are doing well and say cheep,cheep. Have a great night everyone.... Read more

  • Saturday And Trying To Find Things To Do

    3/21/2020 10:36:33 PM, by PORTIA70

    Well, we are here on this first Saturday of Spring. I did manage to go pick me up some food and get a walk in. It was really odd though not seeing the neighborhood doing the normal Saturday routine. And seeing new apartment complexes left with no workers to continue the build. It is almost ... Read more

  • wonderful walk today before rain

    3/21/2020 12:58:06 PM, by TRAVELGAL417

    good Morning - My DH & I walked over a hour this morning. I am working on strengthen my body after the sciatica problems. My body does not hurt any more. We walk AM & PM weather permitting. We are sheltering in place other than walking. My GKs FaceTime with us. They think we are sick. We told... Read more

  • EVERY THING WILL GET BETTER

    3/21/2020 3:36:49 AM, by RCLYKE

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  • DIY Sanitizer

    3/20/2020 3:51:59 PM, by ON_A_DIET

    I hope this DIY sanitizer video helps. https://youtu.be/FodFEaqLDNE... Read more

  • Just came back from a walk

    3/20/2020 7:11:43 AM, by TRAVELGAL417

    good Morning - we got a walk in before the rain which is coming. DH very grumpy this morning. I did not sleep well last night. I got up and got ready to walk. Dh was not ready. I told him that he can stay home, but he came. I do not regret. Due to the virus, I am really working on trying to ke... Read more

  • THINGS YOU CAN CONTROL

    3/20/2020 3:56:10 AM, by RCLYKE

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  • The new normal

    3/19/2020 2:01:54 PM, by TRAVELGAL417

    good afternoon- I have been getting regular FaceTime from my grand kids. My daughter has them on a schedule. they go for a morning walk and an afternoon walk. They are reading books and have to do book reports. She is also keeping them busy with projects. It sounds like what I would do with the... Read more

  • Another Day

    3/19/2020 1:26:27 PM, by PORTIA70

    Another day for all of us to enjoy. Even in self isolation we can do things like open the windows to let light in or hear the sounds still happening. We can listen to our music, read our books, turn on a movie. We can chat with friends and families. There is still hope out there to be had. ... Read more

  • BE A CARRIER

    3/19/2020 6:17:57 AM, by RCLYKE

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  • Coronavirus Thoughts And Current Check IN

    3/18/2020 1:56:40 PM, by PORTIA70

    Hey everyone :) I need to really make time in the morning for SP. I always have good intentions on posting but then by the time evening comes up I am doing other things. Ugh this coronavirus has been a pain in the butt for so many. I am learning how to stay positive. I am an introve... Read more

  • YMCA closed - so I am walking

    3/18/2020 6:57:34 AM, by TRAVELGAL417

    good morning- our lives will change daily - that is what the news is saying. I am a planner so I got up early and walked. Normally I go to the gym. I had a routine which I loved. Now I have to change. I am walking with DH in the morning before it gets light. Then I will do a exercise video in ... Read more

  • WHEN THIS IS OVER

    3/18/2020 4:00:33 AM, by RCLYKE

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  • BEAUTIFUL MUSE

    3/17/2020 4:20:37 AM, by RCLYKE

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  • This morning DH is disinfecting every where in our house

    3/16/2020 10:53:54 AM, by TRAVELGAL417

    good Morning - not sure it needs to be done to this extend, but my hubby was brought up by a nurse for a mother and a father who was a clean nut. He goes through these phases that he needs to clean. This virus has fueled it this time. I do not mind. I have learned to stay out of his way and no c... Read more

  • THINK ABOUT IT

    3/16/2020 4:10:03 AM, by RCLYKE

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  • this week has taught me many things positive

    3/15/2020 8:31:12 AM, by TRAVELGAL417

    good Morning- My son is a wonderful and patient parent. I have been sitting back on numerous occasions and just watch him. I always knew that he would be a good parent. He has become more confident in managing his 2 1/2 year old daughter with his disability. My GD knows not to move when she is ... Read more

  • ENCOURAGE EACH OTHER

    3/15/2020 4:23:48 AM, by RCLYKE

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  • Lucky

    3/14/2020 7:13:14 PM, by SINDURA

    I am really lucky. I do not have people in my life who push food on me.... Read more

  • Peaceful morning - every one is still sleeping

    3/14/2020 8:19:08 AM, by TRAVELGAL417

    good Morning- I have not been paying attention to me. My sciatica acted up last night. I have not been doing my exercises. I got up at 1 am and did them. they work. With the amount of distraction in my house with my guests - I lose myself. It is non-stop. they are leaving tomorrow. DS is st... Read more

  • YOU ARE WORTH IT

    3/14/2020 4:09:44 AM, by RCLYKE

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  • I feel Good

    3/13/2020 8:40:29 PM, by SINDURA

    I am feeling so much better these days. I have more energy. I look forward to going for walks with the dogs and being active without any pain. I don't get out of breath any more when I go up and down the stairs. I can dance for 30 minutes in a row without panting. It is wonderful. It makes me feel y... Read more

  • DS and his family still here - leaving Sunday

    3/13/2020 7:59:23 PM, by TRAVELGAL417

    good evening- it is very hard to relax when you have guests. Dh and I eat relatively light meals. There is so much food in the house. I buy food for two days and it does not go that far. I forgot what people eat -when they are in their twenties and thirties. DH has been over eating because he is... Read more

  • a windy and cloudy day

    3/13/2020 1:57:57 PM, by MOMMY445

    it is a cooler day here today. my daughter has started her march break from school. with the corona virus that is going around, public schools across ontario, canada, will be closed for two weeks after march break. she is gettng a longer march break than she realized. i am sure we can do something d... Read more

  • EVERY DAY

    3/13/2020 4:16:14 AM, by RCLYKE

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  • a beautiful sunny day

    3/12/2020 9:59:53 AM, by MOMMY445

    the sun is shining brightly here today. my daughter says hi to all. she is looking forward to march break here next week. both budgie birds say cheep, cheep! have a terrific day, everyone!... Read more

  • trying to be supportive

    3/12/2020 9:49:43 AM, by TRAVELGAL417

    good Morning- DS and his family have been visiting since Monday. they are going home Sunday. Long story why this is happening. DH and I are out of our nice, ordered lifestyle. We are eating big meals - good food - not what we normally eat. GD is getting much attention from grandpa and grandpa, ... Read more

  • BE STRONG

    3/12/2020 4:04:39 AM, by RCLYKE

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  • a mostly cloudy day

    3/11/2020 12:59:48 PM, by MOMMY445

    it is a bit windy today, too. it is not as mild as it was the other day. my daughter says hi. both budgie birds say cheep, cheep! i am enoying the zumba class i am taking. i have a few errands to do, then i am off for a long walk. have a wonderful day, everyone!... Read more

  • THE RIDE GOES ON

    3/11/2020 4:29:57 AM, by RCLYKE

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  • a cloudy and windy day

    3/10/2020 2:32:33 PM, by MOMMY445

    there was some rain here this morning. the rain has stopped and the sun has been trying to come out for the past while. my daughter says hi. both budgie birds say cheep, cheep! have a terrific day, everyone!... Read more

  • perfect storm

    3/10/2020 9:54:31 AM, by TRAVELGAL417

    Good Morning- DH getting over cold but still grumpy, me- did not sleep well last night, DS came here with his family yesterday. DS asked us to cook for his family. They came so unexpectedly that DH had to go to the grocery store. DIL being very nice -I am being welcoming but wondering what her g... Read more

  • NEVER THINK YOU DON'T HAVE AN IMPACT

    3/10/2020 4:34:09 AM, by RCLYKE

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  • Been Really Busy

    3/10/2020 3:39:36 AM, by PORTIA70

    Sorry to all of you. I have good intentions every day to post on here, but so much is happening that it is hard to keep my head above water. I am the lead Plaintiff in a lawsuit and that has me on my toes. And there was a lot of drama the last few days surrounding it. Plus so much else g... Read more

  • CHANGES

    3/9/2020 9:33:54 PM, by ICECUB

    HI EVERYONE.. WELL IT SEEMS MY PRIMARY DOCTOR WHOM I HAVE HAD FOR OVER 20 YEARS IS TAKING A POSITION SOMEWHERE ELSE. HE WAS EASY TO TALK TO AND I LIKED HIM. HE WAS FRIENDLY. I HAD JUST STARTED TO NOT BE NERVOUS WHEN I GO. I HAVE TO GET USE TO SOMEONE ELSE NOW. . I NEED TO REALLY TO DO SOMET... Read more

  • a mild sunny day

    3/9/2020 12:41:36 PM, by MOMMY445

    a mild and mostly sunny day here today. my daughter says hi to everyone. i will be going for a long walk in a while outdoors. both budgie birds say cheep, cheep! have a terrific day, everyone!... Read more

  • IMPACT

    3/9/2020 4:17:27 AM, by RCLYKE

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  • a beautiful sunny day

    3/8/2020 3:05:44 PM, by MOMMY445

    i went to the zumba workout this morning and i had a great time! my daughter says hi to all. both budgie birds say cheep, cheep! have a terrific day, everyone!... Read more

  • PEACE

    3/8/2020 4:05:28 AM, by RCLYKE

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  • what a morning - quiet - peaceful until...

    3/7/2020 1:56:27 PM, by TRAVELGAL417

    good afternoon- My pain is gone from my Sciatica and I am sleeping through the night. This is heaven for me. I even slept until 8:30 am which I NEVER do. I am at peace - enjoying the quiet - just how I love it. I decide to have lunch - skipped breakfast. My DH has been reading and we join for ... Read more

  • a sunny and mild day

    3/7/2020 11:23:28 AM, by MOMMY445

    the weather here is mild and sunny today. my daughter says hi to everyone. i have signed up for a zumba class that i have not tried before at a different place than the gym. i am really looking forward to it. i finished the program that helps me with anxiety and depression and i feel wonderful. one ... Read more

  • SIX LITTLE STORIES

    3/7/2020 4:20:15 AM, by RCLYKE

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  • COMPARISON

    3/6/2020 4:45:49 AM, by RCLYKE

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  • Wonderful sleep and good morning!

    3/5/2020 9:33:37 AM, by TRAVELGAL417

    good Morning - sleeping all night without pain. Miracle! I have a 92 old friend who I write regularly. She lives 1200 miles away in a very small town. I missed a letter to her which she loves to get b/c of my intense pain with my sciatica. the pain does not allow you to think. I got a letter f... Read more

  • LIFE'S LESSONS

    3/5/2020 3:54:03 AM, by RCLYKE

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  • a sunny day

    3/4/2020 11:03:48 AM, by MOMMY445

    another mild day here today, without any rain. my daughter says hi to all. both budgie birds say cheep, cheep! i will be getting out for a long walk after lunch today. have a wonderful day, everyone!... Read more

  • DON'T BE AFRAID

    3/4/2020 4:13:53 AM, by RCLYKE

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  • it' s tuesday

    3/3/2020 1:24:46 PM, by MOMMY445

    a mild and rainy day here today. my daughter says hi. both budgie birds say cheep, cheep! i got caught up in my housework today. have a terrific day, everyone!... Read more

  • Happiness is

    3/3/2020 7:19:44 AM, by TRAVELGAL417

    good Morning - a good night sleep no pain a smile at my GD at her birthday party DH owning his retirement happiness DD talking with her dad and I last night DS coming with his daughter BP normal again Physical Therapist - wonderful Taking care of myself! Voting - so important thi... Read more

  • HAPPINESS IS NOT A DESTINATION

    3/3/2020 5:42:31 AM, by RCLYKE

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  • Beautiful day!!!

    3/2/2020 1:13:32 PM, by TRAVELGAL417

    good afternoon; Just got back from my first PT session. I had a bad night the pain came back. The Physical Therapist said the injury is not my back, but my hip flexor muscle. It was very tight. He gave me all sorts of exercises. Many of them I have been doing, but to no avail. Any ways, I fee... Read more