SparkPeople Backsliders Support Group Team Messageboard This extra support group is for those who keep backsliding into emotional eating, binging and weight gain. Let's stop the cycle of personal sabotage and frustration. Let's turn our bad habits around. SparkPeople Backsliders Support Group Team Messageboard 12/11/19 What is your favorite black and white movie? <BR> <BR> A: Nosferatu, House on Haunted Hill, Last Man on Earth. I love Vincent Price movies and the old black and white horror movies. Wed, 11 Dec 2019 07:01:20 EST 12/10/19 What are your traditions for opening Christmas gifts (when you were a child and now)? <BR> <BR> A: When I was a kid, we had to eat breakfast with the family before we could open presents. Then they were sorted out in piles by person and the youngest opened all their gifts, then the next in order by age. This was crazy chaos with 7 children! <BR> <BR> When my hubby and I got married, we decided to take parts from both of our families. Now we do eat breakfast as a family before opening presen... Tue, 10 Dec 2019 06:27:33 EST 12/9/19 Do you have any holiday sweaters or tops that you will be wearing this season? <BR> <BR> A: nope Mon, 9 Dec 2019 07:13:32 EST 12/8/19 Do you sleep on a flat bed, an adjustable bed, a water bed, or a chair? <BR> <BR> A: A memory foam flat bed. Sun, 8 Dec 2019 10:19:51 EST 12/7/19 Do you put up outdoor Christmas decorations? <BR> <BR> A: No Sat, 7 Dec 2019 09:10:18 EST 12/6/19 Will you be attending any holiday festivities or activities in your area? <BR> <BR> A: Yes, this weekend is my hubby's union Christmas party. We've never gone before, this year it's carnival themed. Fri, 6 Dec 2019 06:23:30 EST 12/5/19 Do you scent your home with potpourri, oil diffusers, sachets tucked in drawers or plug ins? <BR> <BR> A: We use essential oils. We occasionally have plug ins, I found a company in Florida that makes regular plug ins, but also 100% natural plug ins. Since Gauge has issues with fragrance, etc, I buy their 100% natural plug ins and he's fine with them. Thu, 5 Dec 2019 06:48:59 EST 12/4/19 What does your first name mean? <BR> <BR> A: Avery means: Ruler of the elves. <BR> Lol, I've always said that must mean I'm Santa Claus! Wed, 4 Dec 2019 06:20:09 EST 12/3/19 Have you ever milked a cow? <BR> <BR> A: No Tue, 3 Dec 2019 06:43:06 EST 12/2/19 What are your goals for December? Here's a link to our goal thread in case you want to keep track there: <BR> <link><BR>sageboard_thread.asp?board=32168x68195<BR>x72735148 </link> <BR> <BR> My Goals: <BR> <BR> 1. List things I'm thankful for before bed every night. <BR> <BR> 2. Daily meditation. <BR> <BR> 3. Finish painting our hallway. <BR> <BR> 4. 1,000+ exercise minutes this month. Mon, 2 Dec 2019 06:51:56 EST 11/30/19 How did you do with your November Goals? If you kept track of them in our thread, here's a link to it: <BR> <link><BR>sageboard_thread.asp?board=32168x68195<BR>x72561681 </link> <BR> <BR> A: My goals: <BR> <BR> 1. 1,500+ exercise minutes * didn't meet this one <BR> <BR> 2. 100+ minutes of Strength training a week * met this, except for the last week. <BR> <BR> 3. List things I'm grateful for before bed * yes I did this one! <BR> <BR> 4. Use c-pap t... Sat, 30 Nov 2019 08:57:22 EST 11/29/19 What are 3 things you are thankful for today? <BR> <BR> A: I'm thankful that my hubby has a 4 day weekend, that I have family that lives close by, and it isn't too cold out right now. Fri, 29 Nov 2019 10:14:10 EST 11/28/19 Happy Thanksgiving! <BR> <BR> Will you be watching football today? <BR> <BR> A: I'm going to try not too. My hubby will have it on though. Thu, 28 Nov 2019 10:12:30 EST 11/27/19 Will you be watching the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade tomorrow? Have you ever seen it in person? <BR> <BR> A: No to both questions. <BR> Wed, 27 Nov 2019 11:38:59 EST 11/26/19 Have you started Christmas shopping yet? <BR> <BR> A: Yes, but so far I only have our new PJ's bought for Christmas Eve. Tue, 26 Nov 2019 06:50:54 EST 11/25/19 Will you be going Black Friday shopping? <BR> <BR> A: Nope, I refuse to Mon, 25 Nov 2019 07:10:00 EST 11/24/19 Did you wear braces? <BR> <BR> A: No Sun, 24 Nov 2019 09:52:56 EST 11/23/19 What was the first pet you remembered growing up? (could have been yours, or someone else's) <BR> <BR> A: My Grandma's cat, named Fluffy. Sat, 23 Nov 2019 09:20:50 EST 11/22/19 Will you be celebrating Thanksgiving at your home, someone else's or somewhere else? <BR> <BR> A: On Thanksgiving we will have a ham dinner at our house, but on the 30th we will have Thanksgiving at our house with my siblings, their families and my mother-in-law. Fri, 22 Nov 2019 06:40:47 EST 11/21/19 Have you decorated for Christmas yet? <BR> <BR> A: Not yet. Probably the weekend after Thanksgiving. Thu, 21 Nov 2019 08:27:35 EST 11/19/19 Do you belong to any private spark teams? <BR> <BR> A: Yes, the ones associated with the 5% challenge and another team. Tue, 19 Nov 2019 07:21:28 EST 11/18/19 Do you get migraines? <BR> <BR> A: I used to, but I haven't had one for 13 years, no idea why they went away. Mon, 18 Nov 2019 06:36:53 EST 11/17/19 How mant times a night do you notice that you wake up? <BR> <BR> A: Usually 2-3 times Sun, 17 Nov 2019 08:50:41 EST 11/16/19 How often do you get blood work done? <BR> <BR> A: Usually once a year Sat, 16 Nov 2019 09:54:36 EST 11/15/19 Do you use any television streaming services? <BR> <BR> A: We have Netflix. Fri, 15 Nov 2019 06:47:12 EST 11/14/19 Have you ever had storm damage to your home? <BR> <BR> A: No, but we occasionally get a woodpecker who likes to peck our house. We have cedar siding. Thu, 14 Nov 2019 06:53:07 EST 11/13/19 What is your favorite Fall Activity? <BR> <BR> A: I love going apple picking, walking on crunchy leaves, hiking through the pretty trees that are changing colors. Wed, 13 Nov 2019 06:31:42 EST 11/12/19 What size shoe do you wear? <BR> <BR> A: Usually a 9, sometimes an 8 1/2 Tue, 12 Nov 2019 06:34:50 EST 11/11/19 Who are/were the Veterans in your life? <BR> <BR> A: Living: my hubby, an uncle, an aunt, 2 cousins, and a brother-in-law. Deceased: my grandfather. Mon, 11 Nov 2019 06:54:22 EST 11/10/19 Have you ever hiked/climbed a mountain? <BR> <BR> A: Nope, the closest I've come were sand dunes. One in Indiana is called Mount Baldy, but it's just a very large sand dune. I have climbed that one before they closed it to the public. Sun, 10 Nov 2019 14:42:08 EST 11/9/19 Have you ever been to a scrapyard, or junkyard before? <BR> <BR> A: Yes, when I was a kid before they had age restrictions to enter, my grandpa would bring my oldest sister and I multiple times. I've gone quite a few times as an adult with my hubby too. Sat, 9 Nov 2019 08:19:49 EST 11/8/19 Will you be doing anything special for Veterans Day? <BR> <BR> A: Yes, I'll be at Gauge's school the entire day. I will volunteer at the book fair in the morning, then go to their Veterans Day program, after I have volunteered to be a chaperone for their Veterans walk-a-thon. <BR> Fri, 8 Nov 2019 06:53:06 EST 11/7/19 Do you have any food allergies? <BR> <BR> A: no Thu, 7 Nov 2019 08:41:12 EST 11/6/19 What is your first memory and how old were you? <BR> <BR> A: I have memories from 3 years old on up. Here are two of them: <BR> <BR> I remember my Aunt's basement. There was one of those huge furnaces that seemed more like a large octopus with tentacles everywhere. She still lives in that house, however has a newer furnace now, lol. <BR> <BR> I remember my mom teaching me to hand sew. I remember sitting in my little rocking chair watching TV and sewing a piece of fabric so it was kind of a... Wed, 6 Nov 2019 07:10:34 EST 11/5/19 If it were possible, do you think you would visit Mars? <BR> <BR> A: Nope Tue, 5 Nov 2019 07:40:10 EST 11/4/19 Do you grocery shop during the week or on weekends? <BR> <BR> A: I usually go grocery shopping during the week, the stores aren't as busy. If I need something during the weekend would be the only time I'd go on the weekend. Mon, 4 Nov 2019 07:00:49 EST 11/3/19 Are you fed up with having to remember passwords, usernames and pin numbers? <BR> <BR> A: Not really. It is annoying to have to have different passwords for everything, but I see it necessary because of people always trying to steal information. Sun, 3 Nov 2019 07:46:09 EST 11/2/19 What are your goals for November? If you want to keep track of them in our thread, here's a link to the goal thread: <BR> <link><BR>sageboard_thread.asp?board=32168x68195<BR>x72561681 </link> <BR> <BR> My Goals: <BR> 1. 1,500+ exercise minutes <BR> <BR> 2. 100+ minutes of Strength training a week <BR> <BR> 3. List things I'm grateful for before bed <BR> <BR> 4. Use c-pap to sleep whenever I'm able to (meaning only when can't use it like if the power... Sat, 2 Nov 2019 09:08:06 EST November 2019 Goals Share your goals for November <BR> <BR> My goals are..... <BR> <BR> 1. to actually lose some weight, any amount. <BR> <BR> 2. drink more water, I am starting to drink less as it is really cold in my house. <BR> <BR> 3. eat more fruits and veggies. <BR> <BR> 4. since I work earlier now I have not been walking as much, so.... more exercise. Fri, 1 Nov 2019 11:49:49 EST November 2019 weigh in Choose your weigh in day. <BR> How much do you want to lose in November? <BR> <BR> <BR> I will WI on Sunday's. I will take anything this month. <BR> <BR> Start weight: 10/25 - 197.4 <BR> <BR> 11/3 - 195.9 <BR> 11/10 - <BR> 11/17 - <BR> 11/24 - 199.5 GRR! <BR> <BR> Fri, 1 Nov 2019 11:46:19 EST 11/1/19 How did you do with your October Goals? Here's a link to our goal thread, if you kept track there: <BR> <link><BR>sageboard_thread.asp?board=32168x68195<BR>x72376905 </link> <BR> <BR> My Goals: <BR> 1. At least 1,500 exercise minutes a month <BR> <em>42</em> I was sick for part of the month and this didn't happen, but I was close <BR> <BR> 2. List things I'm grateful/happy for throughout the day before I go to bed <em>590</em> <BR> <BR> 3. Tra... Fri, 1 Nov 2019 06:41:31 EST 10/31/19 Happy Halloween! <BR> <BR> Do you have your house decorated for Halloween/Fall/Thanksgiving? <BR> <BR> A: Yes for Halloween. Decorations inside and a few outside. However, there are some "Halloween" type decorations that stay up inside our house year round. (Bats are my favorite animals) Thu, 31 Oct 2019 06:25:24 EST 10/30/19 When was the last time a professional photographer took your picture? <BR> <BR> A: a few years ago at my youngest sister's wedding Wed, 30 Oct 2019 09:31:03 EST 10/29/19 What's your favorite holiday/celebration? <BR> <BR> A: I love all holidays where you can get together with people you love. I guess my favorites would be Halloween and Christmas. <BR> Tue, 29 Oct 2019 08:28:46 EST 10/28/19 Do you use bottled salad dressing or make your own? <BR> <BR> A: Mostly bottled. Mon, 28 Oct 2019 07:08:42 EST 10/27/19 Do you have snow predicted in your forecast yet? Or have you had snow yet? <BR> <BR> A: No snow yet, so far they're saying we have a 40% chance of snow on Friday Nov. 1st. <BR> Sun, 27 Oct 2019 08:28:25 EST 10/26/19 When you do laundry, do you immediately fold and put your clothes away or do you wait until later? <BR> <BR> A: Most of the time, I told them right away. Sat, 26 Oct 2019 08:53:11 EST 10/25/19 What's the oldest thing you own? Where did you get it from? <BR> <BR> A: Just before my hubby was deployed to Iraq (5days after we were married, he was deployed), he gave me a World War 2 sweetheart's pin. Fri, 25 Oct 2019 06:46:26 EST 10/24/19 Do you have a favorite cup or mug you like to drink from? What is it like? <BR> <BR> A: Probably a small tea cup that my mother-in-law got me from a second hand store. I love it. <BR> Thu, 24 Oct 2019 09:24:52 EST 10/23/19 What is your favorite style/type of pants? <BR> <BR> A: I don't have a favorite style of pants, my favorites are any that are comfortable. Wed, 23 Oct 2019 06:34:12 EST 10/22/19 Have you ever been on an ocean cruise? <BR> <BR> A: No. Closest thing was a ferry to and from Newfoundland. I don't think I'll ever go on a cruise, not a big fan of large boats/ships. Tue, 22 Oct 2019 07:07:28 EST 10/21/19 What type of device do you use to check into Sparkpeople? <BR> <BR> A: Usually my smartphone. I do use our desktop a few times a week when I need to post awards for the Firecrackers (5% team). I rarely use our Kindle. <BR> Mon, 21 Oct 2019 07:11:48 EST 10/20/19 Do you like to drink more warm/hot drinks when the weather gets colder? <BR> <BR> A: Yes, I drink a lot more herbal teas. Sun, 20 Oct 2019 09:30:41 EST 10/19/19 Do you cook from scratch? <BR> <BR> A: Yes, all the time. Sometimes 3 times or so a day. Sat, 19 Oct 2019 08:55:49 EST 10/18/19 Do you have a favorite color? <BR> <BR> A: black and red Fri, 18 Oct 2019 06:46:26 EST 10/17/19 Did you ever have a detention or were you ever suspended from school? <BR> <BR> A: yes to both Thu, 17 Oct 2019 06:25:21 EST 10/16/19 Have you every been to Hollywood and see the Hollywood sign? <BR> <BR> A: No, I have never been to California, or anywhere on the west coast. Wed, 16 Oct 2019 06:13:15 EST 10/15/19 Do you buy the same foods at the grocery store, or try new items? <BR> <BR> A: Both Tue, 15 Oct 2019 07:06:08 EST 10/14/19 Do you eat white bread? <BR> <BR> A: White sandwich bread, no. But I do occasionally eat Italian, French and sourdough breads. When I was pregnant, I craved crappy white bread, that has been the only time in my adult life that I ever bought any. After I finished the loaf, I told myself I wasn't going to be buying anymore no matter if I craved it again. Mon, 14 Oct 2019 06:58:23 EST 10/13/19 Do you buy Girl Scout cookies? <BR> <BR> A: Not anymore, they have ingredients that Gauge cannot have. He loves thin mints. There's a gluten free brand called Goodie Girl that makes a good thin mint type cookie that he can eat. We usually buy a few boxes of those a year. (Gauge loves making s'mores with those cookies) Sun, 13 Oct 2019 07:34:15 EST 10/12/19 Did you get your real ID yet? <BR> <BR> A: yes Sat, 12 Oct 2019 08:59:14 EST 10/11/19 Do you have your furnace serviced every fall? <BR> <BR> A: no, we never have Fri, 11 Oct 2019 06:33:59 EST 10/10/19 How many coats and lightweight jackets do you own? <BR> <BR> A: One winter coat and 2 jackets. Thu, 10 Oct 2019 06:56:36 EST 10/9/19 Have you done any of the sparkpeople quizzes? <BR> <BR> A: Yes Wed, 9 Oct 2019 07:11:07 EST 10/8/19 Do your feet take awhile to warm up in bed? <BR> <BR> A: If it's cold out, yes. But we use flannel sheets and an electric blanket in the winter. I can't sleep with the blanket on, I get too hot. We turn the blanket on to warm the bed, then shut it off just before getting in it. Tue, 8 Oct 2019 07:23:54 EST 10/7/19 Do you play games with others on your phone/computer? <BR> <BR> A: Only Trivia Crack. I play against my hubby or Gauge. Mon, 7 Oct 2019 07:28:31 EST 10/6/19 Did you ever cut school? <BR> <BR> A: Yes. Sun, 6 Oct 2019 09:51:39 EST 10/5/19 Have you ever been on a hay ride? <BR> <BR> A: Yes, many many times as a child/teen, only about 2 times as an adult. Sat, 5 Oct 2019 08:50:26 EST 10/4/19 Do you stay up late enough to watch any of the late night tv shows? <BR> <BR> A: No, I'm usually in bed by 9pm. If I do stay up late, it's never to watch late night TV shows. Can't even remember the last time I watched something like that, probably about 20 years ago. Fri, 4 Oct 2019 08:28:06 EST 10/3/19 Do you use a voice assistant, like Siri or Alexa? <BR> <BR> A: No Thu, 3 Oct 2019 06:32:31 EST 10/2/19 Now that fall is here, are you using any fall foods such as pumpkin or butternut squash in your meal prepping? <BR> <BR> A: Nope, no one in my house likes them. Except our boys love pumpkin pie. <BR> Wed, 2 Oct 2019 06:25:46 EST October 2019 Weigh In Hey all, Please post your weigh in's here. <BR> <BR> I will be weighing in on Sunday's <BR> <BR> Start weight: 199 <BR> 10/6- 195.5 <BR> 10/13- 197.4 <BR> 10/20- <BR> 10/27- Tue, 1 Oct 2019 12:38:18 EST 10/1/19 What are your goals for the month of October? If you want to keep track of them in our October 2019 Goals thread, here's a link to that thread: <link><BR>sageboard_thread.asp?board=32168x68195<BR>x72376905 </link> <BR> <BR> My Goals: <BR> 1. At least 1,500 exercise minutes a month <BR> <BR> 2. List things I'm grateful/happy for throughout the day before I go to bed <BR> <BR> 3. Track my food at least 25 days either use SP tracker, or write it down ... Tue, 1 Oct 2019 07:26:52 EST October 2019 Goals Here is a thread to keep track of your October Goals. <BR> <BR> My Goals: <BR> 1. At least 1,500 exercise minutes a month <BR> <BR> 2. List things I'm grateful/happy for throughout the day before I go to bed <BR> <BR> 3. Track my food at least 25 days either use SP tracker, or write it down in a notebook. <BR> <BR> 4. Get at least 100 strength training exercises minutes per week <BR> <BR> 5. Send off shawl and pictures to my oldest sister. <BR> <BR> 6. Regular reading and/or medit... Tue, 1 Oct 2019 07:18:40 EST 9/30/19 How have you done with your September Goals? If you posted them in our thread, here's a link to the September Goals thread: <link><BR>sageboard_thread.asp?board=32168x68195<BR>x72207201 </link> <BR> <BR> A: These were my goals: <BR> <BR> 1. At least 1,500 exercise minutes a month <BR> <BR> *Didn't happen, I was sick the beginning of the month and couldn't exercise. <BR> <BR> 2. List things I'm grateful/happy for throughout the day before I go to b... Mon, 30 Sep 2019 10:25:00 EST 9/29/19 Do you still write checks or do you bank online? <BR> <BR> A: Mainly write checks and mail them, but there are a few bills I pay online, or come directly out of our checking account. <BR> Sun, 29 Sep 2019 08:56:14 EST 9/28/19 Do you get up in the night and eat? <BR> <BR> A: No. Sometimes, I'll drink some water though. Sat, 28 Sep 2019 07:36:29 EST 9/27/19 What was your favorite fall activity when you were a child? How about now? <BR> <BR> A: I loved taking leaves into a pile and jumping and playing in them when I was a kid. Now I love apple picking with Gauge and baking fall treats with him. Fri, 27 Sep 2019 06:55:29 EST 9/26/19 Do you have a daily routine that you follow? If so, do you have it written down somewhere? <BR> <BR> A: I have one now. I wrote it down a few days ago for weekdays when the boys are in school. Before that I didn't have one. I'm not sure I'll stick to it, but we shall see. <BR> Thu, 26 Sep 2019 06:57:21 EST 9/25/19 Have you ever been to the Grand Canyon? <BR> <BR> A: No Wed, 25 Sep 2019 06:57:30 EST 9/24/19 Is it wet or dry where you live? <BR> <BR> A: In between right now, which is normal for Indiana. Tue, 24 Sep 2019 06:16:50 EST 9/23/19 Do you get tired during the afternoon? <BR> <BR> A: Sometimes. Since I've been sleeping using a c-pap machine, it happens less often. Mon, 23 Sep 2019 06:48:56 EST 9/22/19 Have you ever been to Niagra Falls? <BR> <BR> A: Yes, both sides. From 1st grade to 3rd grade I lived in a suburb of Toronto, Ontario. So we went to the Canadian side too many times to count. I always loved going. We did go to the American side once, I wasn't impressed. I was still a young child and expected it to be the same as the Canadian side. I haven't been back to either since. Sun, 22 Sep 2019 11:21:24 EST 9/21/19 Do you have a law you can't talk on cellphone while driving in your state? <BR> <BR> A: Indiana only has a no cell phone usage law for anyone under 21. They also have a no texting law for all drivers. <BR> <BR> I live quite close to Illinois, they are more strict. There is a no cell phone usage law for anyone under 19. For everyone else, you can only use your cell phone hands free. Sat, 21 Sep 2019 07:30:51 EST 9/20/19 If you wear glasses or contacts do you get your prescription checked every 1-2 years as recommended? <BR> <BR> A: Yes, yearly. Fri, 20 Sep 2019 07:15:31 EST 9/19/19 Do you have public/well water? <BR> <BR> A: Well water Thu, 19 Sep 2019 07:33:21 EST 9/18/19 Have you ever had to factory reset your cellphone? <BR> <BR> A: Only when I get a new one and get rid of the old one. <BR> Wed, 18 Sep 2019 07:30:06 EST 9/17/2019 Have you ever had any cortisone shots? If so, where? <BR> <BR> For all started when I was a youngen, I had one in my hip and in my knee, very very painful, I did not have one for many years afterwards. In more recent years, I tried another one in my knee, in my hands, in my shoulder and just today in both my feet (heels). <BR> <BR> I have not had much luck with them lasting for all that long so I am always hesitant. For my feet, I am just to the desperate point and had to do somet... Tue, 17 Sep 2019 16:39:30 EST 9/16/19 Have you ever made homemade bread? (Bread machine or otherwise) <BR> <BR> A: Yes. I've made a few kinds also, never used a bread machine though. Mon, 16 Sep 2019 06:45:14 EST 9/15/19 What is your favorite rainy day activity? <BR> <BR> A: Probably listening to the rain, curled up in bed reading or napping. Sun, 15 Sep 2019 10:44:53 EST 9/14/19 Is it hard for you to praise yourself? To pat yourself on your back? <BR> <BR> A: Yes. I'm trying to be more positive towards myself. I list things I'm grateful/happy for every night before bed. I do not write them down, instead I just go through it in my head. When I would try to sleep, that was the worst time of day for my negative self talk. Even when I did write the gratitude things down, then go to bed, I'd still have the negative thoughts. So this way, I fall asleep thinking of happy t... Sat, 14 Sep 2019 08:47:59 EST 9/13/19 What was the longest you were without power? <BR> <BR> A: our first or second winter after we bought this house, we lost power for almost 3 days. We didn't lose any food, it was cold so we kept our food in coolers outside. We have a fireplace, so that helped immensely. Thankfully we haven't lost power for that long since, under 20 hours has been the longest since then. Fri, 13 Sep 2019 08:43:05 EST 9/12/19 What did you have for dinner last night? <BR> <BR> A: Pot roast, carrots, beef mushroom gravy and mashed potatoes (all homemade) Thu, 12 Sep 2019 08:42:00 EST 9/11/19 Do you have dreams/nightmares when you sleep? <BR> <BR> A: Yes to both. Wed, 11 Sep 2019 06:13:41 EST 9/10/19 Do you have any pets? <BR> <BR> A: 1 cat and 1 dog. Tue, 10 Sep 2019 14:33:34 EST 9/9/19 Do you have a favorite grocery store? Or a store you do most of your shopping at? <BR> <BR> A: I do a lot of my shopping split between a local store called Wiseway and Aldi. Mon, 9 Sep 2019 11:29:29 EST 9/8/19 Do you prefer hot cereal or cold? <BR> <BR> A: I'd prefer neither. I rarely eat either of them. Sun, 8 Sep 2019 09:21:11 EST 9/7/19 Do you aim for a certain number of steps each day? <BR> <BR> A: my Fitbit goal is 10,000 but lately I'm just happy if I make it over 5,000 steps a day. Sat, 7 Sep 2019 09:10:04 EST 9/6/19 Do you get a lot of emails every day? <BR> <BR> A: Yes, most are from sparkpeople. Fri, 6 Sep 2019 06:43:59 EST 9/5/19 Do you belong to AAA or any other road service? <BR> <BR> A: Yes, my car automatically came with free roadside assistance for the life of my car (Kia) and we also have it through our car insurance for my hubby's truck. Thu, 5 Sep 2019 07:13:33 EST 9/4/19 Do you exercise when it is hot? <BR> <BR> A: Depends on how hot it is and how I feel. Wed, 4 Sep 2019 08:11:19 EST 9/3/19 Has your grip weakened with age? <BR> <BR> A: I don't know. I just recently bought a round grip strengthener thing from 5 Below. I figured I might as well work on my grip strength. Tue, 3 Sep 2019 09:20:51 EST 9/2/19 How many nieces and nephews do you have? Grandchildren? Great-Grandchildren? <BR> <BR> A: I have 2 nieces, 5 nephews and one grandson. Mon, 2 Sep 2019 09:39:30 EST September Weigh In OK everyone, let's see how much we can lose in September. <BR> <BR> Things are changing with work so I will be weighing in on the days I don't work, very mixed up right now. <BR> Sun, 1 Sep 2019 13:27:53 EST 9/1/19 What are your goals for September? If you would like to keep track of them in our goal thread, here is a link to that thread: <BR> <link><BR>sageboard_thread.asp?board=32168x68195<BR>x72207201 </link> <BR> <BR> My September goals are going to have my August Goals in them and a few new ones: <BR> <BR> 1. At least 1,500 exercise minutes a month <BR> <BR> 2. List things I'm grateful/happy for throughout the day before I go to bed <BR> <BR> 3. Track m... Sun, 1 Sep 2019 08:54:10 EST September 2019 Goals My September goals are going to be the same ones I had for August, with a few new ones: <BR> <BR> 1. At least 1,500 exercise minutes a month <BR> <BR> 2. List things I'm grateful/happy for throughout the day before I go to bed <BR> <BR> 3. Track my food at least 25 days <BR> <BR> 4. Get at least 100 strength training exercises minutes per week <BR> <BR> 5. Finish crocheting my youngest sister's shawl <BR> <BR> 6. Send off shawl and pictures to my oldest sister Sun, 1 Sep 2019 08:50:14 EST 8/31/19 How did you do with your August Goals? If you kept track of them in our thread, here is a link to that thread: <BR> <BR> <link><BR>sageboard_thread.asp?board=32168x68195<BR>x72021086 </link> <BR> <BR> A: My August Goals: <BR> <BR> 1. At least 1,500 exercise minutes a month **I didn't meet this. I would have met this but I have been sick for the last 5 days and haven't exercised at all <BR> <BR> 2. List things I'm grateful/happy for throughout the ... Sat, 31 Aug 2019 09:03:14 EST 8/30/19 Have you ever driven or ridden on a motorcycle? <BR> <BR> A: I rode on the back of my uncle's dirt bike when I was 12, other than that no. <BR> Fri, 30 Aug 2019 07:30:08 EST 8/29/19 Do you have anything planned for the long weekend? <BR> <BR> A: My mother-in-law needs a new car, but she can only afford cheap junk. So my hubby and I are going with her to find a better cheap car than the current one she has. Other than that, no plans. (I've been sick for the past few days so I probably won't help in the car shopping. This morning my fever is 101) Thu, 29 Aug 2019 06:39:13 EST 8/28/19 Do you like V-8 juice? <BR> <BR> A: Yes, but I haven't had it in years. Wed, 28 Aug 2019 06:41:49 EST 8/27/19 Have you ever gone water skiing, or tubing off the back of a boat? <BR> <BR> A: Nope, I'm not a fan of fast boats. I would never even want to do either of those activities. Tue, 27 Aug 2019 07:01:34 EST 8/26/19 Have you ever gone skiing or snowshoeing? <BR> <BR> A: I have gone downhill skiing, but not cross country or snowshoeing. Mon, 26 Aug 2019 09:46:04 EST 8/25/19 Is it difficult to talk to your significant other about finances? <BR> <BR> A: Sometimes. I have no problems talking to him about the finances, but my hubby would rather not listen. He likes not having anything to do with finances, bills, etc other than making money. I keep everything in one place and organized just in case there are times I'm unable to pay bills. Sun, 25 Aug 2019 08:59:00 EST 8/24/19 Have you ever been diagnosed with Diabetes (1 or 2 or gestational)? <BR> <BR> A: No, but I noticed on my sleep study paperwork my neurologist said I was recently diagnosed with diabetes. I told him months ago that I've never been, because he put it in my paperwork. Apparently the man still thinks I was because he never removed it. Ugh! Sat, 24 Aug 2019 08:54:57 EST 8/23/19 Do you have an ice and water dispenser in your fridge? <BR> <BR> A: No, we have well water and I didn't want to deal with the hassle. Fri, 23 Aug 2019 06:41:06 EST 8/22/19 Is your refrigerator freezer top, bottom or side by side? <BR> <BR> A: top <BR> Thu, 22 Aug 2019 07:29:57 EST 8/21/19 Do you juice veggies or fruits? <BR> <BR> A: No, I don't own a juicer. Wed, 21 Aug 2019 06:35:54 EST 8/20/19 How do you reward yourself, or take time for yourself? <BR> <BR> A: I haven't done rewards for a long time, but I just did a house chore this of things I want to get done around the house and a list of things to do for myself. When I cross one thing off the chore list, I plan on doing one thing from the "me" list. When our boys are in school I usually have time for myself while they're gone. Tue, 20 Aug 2019 06:56:50 EST 8/19/19 How many Spark teams, including challenges, do you belong to? <BR> <BR> A: 11 Mon, 19 Aug 2019 10:19:46 EST 8/18/19 What do you drink when your thirsty? <BR> <BR> A: Usually water or unsweetened iced tea. Sun, 18 Aug 2019 10:29:03 EST 8/17/19 Do you wear a medical bracelet? <BR> <BR> A: I have one, but I haven't worn it for 2 years. I need to get it updated. I'm allergic to a few medications, vary from hives to anaphylactic shock. Sat, 17 Aug 2019 11:03:21 EST 8/16/19 If you exercise in the morning, do you eat before you exercise or after? <BR> <BR> A: After, I prefer to exercise on an empty stomach or at least an hour after I last ate. Otherwise, I'm uncomfortable or feel sick. <BR> Fri, 16 Aug 2019 07:31:31 EST 8/15/19 (totally forgot to do a question yesterday, sorry) <BR> <BR> Have you ever attended a pilates class? <BR> <BR> A: No, I'm not sure I've ever done a pilates video either. If I have it would have been many many years ago. Thu, 15 Aug 2019 06:40:49 EST 8/13/19 Today's National Left handed day. Are you a lefty? Or do you know anyone who is a lefty? <BR> <BR> A: I'm not a lefty, my hubby, my brother-in-law and my chiropractor are all left handed. <BR> Tue, 13 Aug 2019 11:18:36 EST 8/12/19 Do you tend to eat the same breakfast or rotate the menu? <BR> <BR> A: I don't eat the same breakfast, and I don't rotate a menu. I just decide what I'm going to eat for breakfast when I'm hungry. I hate eating the same thing over and over. <BR> Mon, 12 Aug 2019 09:31:19 EST 8/11/19 Does anybody ever try to sabotage your eating? <BR> <BR> A: Yes. When I was a teen you'd hear about peer pressure all the time. I never really had peer pressure until an adult. Now the peer pressure all revolves around food. "One bite won't hurt" "everyone needs cheat days" "just exercise longer so you can eat it" "but I made it just for you", etc. Sun, 11 Aug 2019 10:34:27 EST 8/10/19 Do you refill your prescriptions online through your pharmacy? <BR> <BR> A: Only because I have to. My hubby's insurance says you have to get long term meds in a three month supply from them online. They give you 2 courtesy fills at a pharmacy of your choice first though. Usually it's cheaper to get the 3 month supply from them, but a 3 month supply of my allergy pills from them is only $1 cheaper than if I got it at Meijer, but for every 5 prescriptions filled at Meijer, I get a $10 coupon,... Sat, 10 Aug 2019 08:37:00 EST 8/9/19 Have you ever tried yoga? <BR> <BR> A: Yes, but I've never done it in a class. Just at home. Fri, 9 Aug 2019 08:54:08 EST 8/8/19 Have you ever done a diet program with prepackaged foods? If so, how did it go? <BR> <BR> A: No, I like to cook too much. Thu, 8 Aug 2019 09:48:10 EST 8/7/19 Do you like salmon? <BR> <BR> A: Nope Wed, 7 Aug 2019 11:46:29 EST 8/6/19 Have you ever had storm damage to your home? <BR> <BR> A: Not that I can remember. We do get branches down during storms, but none have damaged our home or garage thankfully. Tue, 6 Aug 2019 10:06:44 EST 8/5/19 Do you ever eat meatless dinners? <BR> <BR> A: Occasionally. Most meatless meals I have are for breakfast or lunch. Mon, 5 Aug 2019 09:05:18 EST 8/4/19 Does your family do family reunions? If so, how often? <BR> <BR> A: My mom's side with half her siblings their families and my grandma get together twice a year for a mini reunion. We will be having a bigger one next summer. My hubby's side not so often. However we had one yesterday. About 60 people showed up. Got to see lots of people I've never met (we've been married 14 years) My hubby had lots of fun catching up with his cousins, aunts and uncles. Sun, 4 Aug 2019 10:52:04 EST 8/3/19 Have you ever made a Bundt cake? <BR> <BR> A: No, but I'm currently making a lemon one from scratch. I'm hoping it turns out. My uncle, who is more like a father, asked if I could make him one. So, I'm trying. Sat, 3 Aug 2019 09:48:09 EST 8/2/19 Do you have anything fun planned this weekend? <BR> <BR> A: Yes. My sister-in-law (hubby's sister) and 2 of her cousins turned 50 this summer, so they are having a combined birthday party tomorrow. My mom has been visiting from Idaho for a bit and leaves on Tuesday. On Sunday we are having a family potluck at one of my uncle's houses. So my siblings that live here and my mom's siblings that live here will all get together. Fri, 2 Aug 2019 09:06:29 EST 8/1/19 Have you ever tried Nordic walking (with poles)? <BR> <BR> A: Nope Thu, 1 Aug 2019 12:39:41 EST August 2019 Weigh In I will weigh in on Friday's, I am hoping for any loss this month. <BR> <BR> Starting weight: 7/26 - 195.5 <BR> <BR> 8/2 -196.1 <BR> 8/9 -196.5 <BR> 8/16 -195.6 <BR> 8/23 - <BR> 8/30 - Wed, 31 Jul 2019 13:00:05 EST 7/31/19 What are your goals for August? If you would like to keep track of them in our thread, here is a link to it.: <BR> <link><BR>sageboard_thread.asp?board=32168x68195<BR>x72021086 </link> <BR> <BR> My August Goals: <BR> <BR> 1. At least 1,500 exercise minutes a month <BR> <BR> 2. List things I'm grateful/happy for throughout the day before I go to bed <BR> <BR> 3. Track my food at least 25 days <BR> <BR> 4. Get at least 100 strength training exerc... Wed, 31 Jul 2019 09:02:10 EST August 2019 Goals My August Goals: <BR> <BR> 1. At least 1,500 exercise minutes a month <BR> <BR> 2. List things I'm grateful/happy for throughout the day before I go to bed <BR> <BR> 3. Track my food at least 25 days <BR> <BR> 4. Get at least 100 strength training exercises minutes per week <BR> Wed, 31 Jul 2019 08:59:59 EST 7/30/19 How have you done with your July Goals? If you posted them in our thread, here's a link to it: <link><BR>sageboard_thread.asp?board=32168x68195<BR>x71836968 </link> <BR> <BR> A: My goals: <BR> 1. Track my food at least 6 days a week <BR> * I tracked my food 22 days this month, didn't track 7 days. Didn't meet this goal, but I still feel like I did well since I hate tracking <BR> <BR> 2. Get at least 1,500 exercise minutes <BR> <em>590</em> <BR>... Tue, 30 Jul 2019 07:22:57 EST 7/29/19 Do you get heartburn? <BR> <BR> A: Not anymore. I did have a hiatal hernia, but my chiropractor did a few adjustments and got everything back where it was supposed to be and now I don't have heartburn anymore. Mon, 29 Jul 2019 09:49:33 EST 7/28/19 Can you walk to the grocery store where you live? <BR> <BR> A: I probably could, but I do not. The closest grocery store is 4 miles away from my house. But the roads I'd have to walk down are very busy, a little hilly and they have no shoulder or sidewalks so I would never feel safe or comfortable to walk there. Sun, 28 Jul 2019 10:01:16 EST 7/27/19 Do you prefer dark or white meat chicken? <BR> <BR> A: Dark, but I do like white as long as it isn't dried out. Sat, 27 Jul 2019 09:33:27 EST 7/26/19 What chore do you absolutely hate doing? <BR> <BR> A: It's a toss up between deep cleaning the refrigerator and cleaning the toilet. Fri, 26 Jul 2019 07:06:43 EST 7/25/19 Do you do daily affirmations? <BR> <BR> A: Currently no, but I have in the past. I should start them up again. Thu, 25 Jul 2019 08:48:34 EST 7/24/19 Have you ever had a membership to the YMCA? If so, what did you like about it? What didn't you like about it? <BR> <BR> A: No. I am considering getting a family membership, because I'd love to be able to swim year round. We have at least 4 of them about the same distance from our house. Each one has a very different amount for a family membership fee (goes from $560 to $990 a year!) Wed, 24 Jul 2019 08:28:45 EST 7/23/19 Do you track your food? If so how: app, paper, pictures, etc? <BR> <BR> A: I have been tracking my food most days for over a month now. I use SP. I have used other apps or paper and pen before. Not sure what works best for me. Tue, 23 Jul 2019 21:45:47 EST 7/22/19 Do you prepare breakfast from scratch or eat something pre-made? <BR> <BR> A: Most of the time from scratch. Today was a mixture of both: half a bagel with mustard, ham, cheese and a fried egg. <BR> Mon, 22 Jul 2019 11:20:59 EST 7/21/19 Have you ever made any SparkPeople recipes? Are there any that you still make? <BR> <BR> A: I have made a few of their recipes. The only one I still make is a spicy baked sweet potato chip. Sun, 21 Jul 2019 11:02:24 EST 7/20/19 What fruits and veggies do you plan on eating today? <BR> <BR> A: I'm not sure on the veggies yet, but I will have an apple and some cherries. <BR> Sat, 20 Jul 2019 08:14:09 EST 7/19/19 How many days a week do you exercise? <BR> <BR> A: Usually 6 Fri, 19 Jul 2019 08:42:05 EST 7/18/19 Is your area in the heat wave? <BR> <BR> A: Yes, we had an excessive heat warning that started yesterday and goes until Saturday at least. It's 7:30 am here and it's already 80 degrees outside! Thu, 18 Jul 2019 08:36:56 EST 7/17/19 Do you now, or have you ever smoked cigarettes? <BR> <BR> A: I tried smoking when I was young, but not enough to say I was ever a smoker. <BR> Wed, 17 Jul 2019 08:38:20 EST 7/16/19 Do you walk for exercise: outside, on a treadmill, inside somewhere or not at all? <BR> <BR> A: I walk outside and inside. Usually inside is in my house. Tue, 16 Jul 2019 09:07:31 EST 7/15/19 Have you swam in any of the Great Lakes? <BR> <BR> A: I have swam in most of them: Lake Michigan, Huron, Erie and Ontario. Mon, 15 Jul 2019 09:27:53 EST 7/14/19 Have you ever swam in any of the oceans or seas? <BR> <BR> A: Yes, only the Atlantic ocean Sun, 14 Jul 2019 10:32:25 EST 7/13/19 Have you ever had a CT(CAT) Scan? <BR> <BR> A: Yes Sat, 13 Jul 2019 09:14:58 EST 7/12/19 Do you use financial software to balance your accounts? <BR> <BR> A: I did many many years ago, but not now. Fri, 12 Jul 2019 09:45:54 EST 7/11/19 Totally forgot to do question of the day for a few days!! Just slipped my mind. <BR> <BR> Do you regularly replace your smoke alarm or carbon monoxide detector batteries, or wait until they beep? <BR> <BR> A: Wait until they beep <BR> Thu, 11 Jul 2019 06:37:43 EST Importance of body measurements Here is some information and articles of taking measurements <BR> <BR> <link><BR>_articles.asp?id=1281 </link> <BR> <BR> <link><BR>ion_articles.asp?id=487 </link> <BR> <BR> And now for a blog from 2BDYNAMIC <BR> <link><BR>urnal_individual.asp?blog_id=6558427 </link> Mon, 8 Jul 2019 17:55:34 EST 7/8/19 Do you take your measurements as well as weigh? <BR> <BR> A: I don't do my measurements often. Mon, 8 Jul 2019 11:49:31 EST 7/7/19 What is your favorite summertime fruit? <BR> <BR> A: Rainer cherries Sun, 7 Jul 2019 09:57:51 EST 7/6/19 What dish do you usually bring to a summer potluck or picnic? <BR> <BR> A: I make a rotini pasta salad with more veggies than pasta with Newman's Balsamic vinaigrette dressing. I don't put anything in it that has to be refrigerated, so it doesn't have to be kept cool. Sat, 6 Jul 2019 08:16:23 EST 7/5/19 Do you sleep with your windows open? <BR> <BR> A: Only when the weather cooperates Fri, 5 Jul 2019 09:35:08 EST 7/4/19 Will you be watching or lighting off fireworks this year? <BR> <BR> A: No. My hubby and Gauge watched fireworks last night, I decided to stay home and watch TV without anyone interrupting me instead. <em>334</em> Thu, 4 Jul 2019 09:54:56 EST July 2019 Weigh In I weigh on Wednesdays. <BR> <BR> Start: 6/26/19: 224.7 <BR> <BR> 7/3/19: 225.5 (+0.8) <BR> 7/10/19: 225.3 <BR> 7/17/19: 227.5 UGH!!! <BR> 7/24/19: 225.8 yay! Closer to my start weight at least!! <BR> 7/31/19: 227 ugh! I have been on nasal steroids since April, to shrink a nasal polyp. I just wished they weren't adversely affecting my weight. Wed, 3 Jul 2019 10:18:45 EST 7/3/19 Do you like deviled eggs? <BR> <BR> A: Usually, yes. I prefer them with mayo and no pickle relish. Wed, 3 Jul 2019 09:36:12 EST 7/2/19 Did you exercise yesterday? <BR> <BR> A: yes Tue, 2 Jul 2019 09:01:41 EST 7/1/19 What are your goals for July? If you'd like to keep track of them in our thread, here's a link to it. <link><BR>sageboard_thread.asp?board=32168x68195<BR>x71836968 </link> <BR> <BR> My Goals: <BR> 1. Track my food at least 6 days a week <BR> 2. Get at least 1,500 exercise minutes <BR> 3. Get at least 100 exercise minutes a week from strength training exercises Mon, 1 Jul 2019 08:34:23 EST July 2019 Goals Post your July Goals here, if you'd like to keep track of them. <BR> <BR> My goals: <BR> 1. Track my food at least 6 days a week <BR> 2. Get at least 1,500 exercise minutes <BR> 3. Get at least 100 exercise minutes a week from strength training exercises <BR> Mon, 1 Jul 2019 08:31:51 EST 6/30/19 Do you have any plans for 4th of July? <BR> <BR> A: On the 3rd we will be watching fireworks and on the 6th, we will be going to a party, but no plans for the actual 4th. Sun, 30 Jun 2019 08:39:30 EST 6/29/19 Have you done any of the Sparkpeople calendar challenges? <BR> <BR> A: Yes, but it's been awhile. I know I've done the Find 10, Skinny Jeans and Sweet tooth challenges. I'm sure I've done more, but can't remember. Sat, 29 Jun 2019 08:42:32 EST 6/28/19 How have you done on your June 2019 goals? If you wrote them in our thread, here's a link to that thread: <link><BR>sageboard_thread.asp?board=32168x68195<BR>x71654500 </link> <BR> <BR> A: My goals were: <BR> 1. At least 1,200 exercise minutes for the month <BR> <BR> * I currently have over 1,500 exercise minutes for the month! <em>248</em> <BR> <BR> 2. At least 10,000 steps for 20 days or more <BR> * I currently have 17 days with 10k steps or ... Fri, 28 Jun 2019 09:15:18 EST 6/27/19 Do you regularly see more than one doctor? <BR> <BR> A: I regularly see a chiropractor and my GP. Thu, 27 Jun 2019 08:31:32 EST 6/26/19 Will you be participating in the Summer 5% challenge? (Start date 7/6) If so, what team will you be on? <BR> <BR> A: Yes, I am on the Firecrackers team. Wed, 26 Jun 2019 09:01:28 EST 6/25/19 Let's do something different today (drawing a blank on a question) Let's play a word game. Post words that end in "ER" <BR> <BR> Stronger Tue, 25 Jun 2019 09:47:17 EST 6/24/19 Do you have a snack before you go to bed? <BR> <BR> A: No. I rarely eat anything past 6pm. Mon, 24 Jun 2019 07:26:34 EST 6/23/19 Is your blood pressure in the normal range? <BR> <BR> A: most of the time Sun, 23 Jun 2019 10:03:10 EST 6/22/19 How many days do you do strength training? <BR> <BR> A: I've gotten where I rarely do it. So I'm starting to do it more often. I'm aiming for at least 3 days a week for as long as I have time for. Yesterday I did about 2 hours of various ST exercises. Sat, 22 Jun 2019 09:31:55 EST 6/21/19 Happy first day of summer! What do you have planned for today? How is your weather? <BR> <BR> A: Not much, just cleaning and some exercise. I will probably go for a walk with my hubby tonight after dinner. Today's supposed to be sunny and 75. Fri, 21 Jun 2019 08:45:01 EST 6/20/19 *totally forgot about posting a question this morning! <BR> <BR> Did you plant a garden this year? <BR> <BR> A: No. Totally forgot. I'm going to plant a pot with cilantro in it, as long as I remember, lol. Thu, 20 Jun 2019 21:43:11 EST 6/19/19 Do you have any unhealthy habits? <BR> <BR> A: Of course. At the moment, I'm trying to work on added sugar. Wed, 19 Jun 2019 09:29:57 EST 6/18/19 Have you ever sent a message (text, email, etc) to the wrong person? <BR> <BR> A: Yes, yesterday my cousin changed my brakes. I meant to send a text about it to my uncle (his father), but I sent it to my cousin instead! They both have the same name, but I have them listed in my phone as cousin and uncle. I guess I just wasn't paying attention! <BR> <BR> Another time was years ago. I sent a suggestive meme through Facebook chat to my husband. Instead of it going to just him, it went to my en... Tue, 18 Jun 2019 09:04:16 EST 6/17/19 Should children be taught how to grow food as part of their learning? <BR> <BR> A: Yes, but I'm not sure if that should be a school thing or a parent thing. Would be nice if it was both. Gauge helps me do container gardening. We have a yard, but most is forest like so normal veggies don't get enough sunlight. We also have to cover the containers in chicken wire to keep the deer and other animals out. Mon, 17 Jun 2019 11:14:51 EST 6/16/19 Do you have any hints to help get at least five servings of Fruit and/or Vegetables? <BR> <BR> A: I try to have at least one serving for each meal. Sun, 16 Jun 2019 09:49:13 EST 6/15/19 Are you doing anything special for Father's day? <BR> <BR> A: Just spending time with my hubby. I will grill steaks for dinner. (Hubby cannot grill, unless we want to eat hard lumps of charred food) Sat, 15 Jun 2019 09:24:00 EST 6/14/19 Do you have to check your blood sugar? <BR> <BR> A: Only once a year at my yearly checkup. Fri, 14 Jun 2019 08:42:24 EST 6/13/19 Do you eat more when it is hot? <BR> <BR> A: No, I tend to eat more in the winter. Thu, 13 Jun 2019 10:31:34 EST 6/12/19 Do you know how to take pictures from your phone and put them on your computer? <BR> <BR> A: Yes Wed, 12 Jun 2019 08:51:22 EST 6/11/19 Do you meal plan? How? <BR> <BR> A: Yes, but a lot of times I just wing it. I write down what I want to make and make grocery lists from that. Then, I make the things whenever I feel like it. I usually try to plan 10 dinners in a 14 day period. Tue, 11 Jun 2019 09:57:34 EST 6/10/19 How do you deal with the heat, at home and about? <BR> <BR> A: We have room darkening curtains on most of our windows. When it's hot out, they are all shut making our home seem cave-like. I close the windows when it starts getting warmer in the morning and turn on a few fans to circulate air. Once it gets 75 in the house, I turn the a/c on only if it seems like it's going to just keep getting hotter. Mon, 10 Jun 2019 09:22:38 EST 6/9/19 Have you ever jogged or run as exercise? <BR> <BR> A: No. At one point, I wanted to work up to jogging, but now I'd much rather just walk fast. Sun, 9 Jun 2019 08:42:01 EST 6/8/19 What is your biggest mental challenge on your weight loss journey? <BR> <BR> A: Probably a toss up between stress and negative self talk. Sat, 8 Jun 2019 07:09:32 EST 6/7/19 <BR> Do you have a gluten sensitivity or allergy? <BR> <BR> A: No Fri, 7 Jun 2019 05:55:21 EST 6/6/19 How many times have you changed your primary doctor? <BR> <BR> A: Too many to count. Thu, 6 Jun 2019 07:03:38 EST 6/5/19 What is your to-go-to comfort food when you're sick? <BR> <BR> A: Probably just chicken broth, or chicken noodle soup. Wed, 5 Jun 2019 08:41:10 EST 6/4/19 What habit are you going to work on this week? <BR> <BR> A: Tracking Tue, 4 Jun 2019 09:06:22 EST 6/3/19 Have you ever had Calamari? <BR> <BR> A: Yes, but I only like it fried. Mon, 3 Jun 2019 17:10:54 EST 6/2/19 Totally forgot about the question of the day today. We left in the morning to go to the Brookfield, Illinois zoo and just got home. <BR> <BR> Um....How was your weather today? <BR> <BR> A: Gorgeous. It was sunny and low 70's. A nice occasional breeze. Perfect weather for the zoo. Last I checked I had over 22,000 steps for today. Sun, 2 Jun 2019 20:22:52 EST 6/1/19 What are your goals for June? Here's a link to our June Goals thread, if you want to keep track there also: <link><BR>sageboard_thread.asp?board=32168x68195<BR>x71654500 </link> <BR> <BR> A: June Goals: <BR> <BR> 1. At least 1,200 exercise minutes for the month <BR> <BR> 2. At least 10,000 steps for 20 days or more <BR> <BR> 4. Track my food Sat, 1 Jun 2019 07:55:00 EST June 2019 Weigh In I weigh in on Friday's, I am looking for any loss this month. Grrr!!! This is hard! <BR> <BR> Starting weight: 5/31: <BR> <BR> 6/7- <BR> 6/14- <BR> 6/21- <BR> 6/28- <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Fri, 31 May 2019 12:25:43 EST June 2019 Goals What are your goals for the month? <BR> <BR> <em>386</em> *****THIS MONTH WAS A BUST***** <em>386</em> <BR> <BR> My June goals are simple this month, I am still having some feet/heel problems. Plus I will be working a bunch more days this month, covering for our other clerk. <BR> <BR> Get back into walking 2-3 times a week <BR> Go to the gym at least 1 times a week <BR> Track at least 3 days a week Fri, 31 May 2019 12:22:58 EST 5/31/19 How have you done with your May Goals? If you posted them in our thread, here is a link to that thread: <link><BR>sageboard_thread.asp?board=32168x68195<BR>x71464150 </link> <BR> <BR> My goals were: 1. At least 1,000 exercise minutes <BR> <BR> * Met! I got over 1,400 <BR> <BR> 2. Stick to food plan At least 26 days this month, this time chart it! <BR> <BR> * I gave up on my food plan the last 2 weeks of the month. It just hasn't been working and... Fri, 31 May 2019 07:00:54 EST 5/30/19 What superstition(s) do you believe in, or have believed in, in the past? <BR> <BR> A: I'm not sure I have any. One I believed as a kid was if I fell asleep in a car, it would cause an accident. I believed this because by the time I was in 3rd grade, I had fallen asleep in a car 3 times (that I remembered) and each time I was jostled awake by my parents getting in a car accident! It used to terrify me to fall asleep. I still have a very hard time falling asleep in a moving vehicle, but I do... Thu, 30 May 2019 04:33:36 EST 5/29/19 What is for breakfast today? <BR> <BR> A: I'm not exactly sure. This morning I go to Gauge's school for their end of the year Honor Roll Breakfast. (Gauge is in the honor roll) I believe there will be unhealthy items like donuts and muffins. I might just have coffee and eat at home. Wed, 29 May 2019 05:20:50 EST 5/28/19 What are you doing today? <BR> <BR> A: Cleaning and exercising. Apparently everyone decided to clutter the living room during the long weekend. <BR> Tue, 28 May 2019 06:31:18 EST 5/27/19 Do you use hand lotion after you wash your hands? <BR> <BR> A: Only if the soap dries out my hands. Mon, 27 May 2019 09:45:17 EST 5/26/19 <BR> Do you have a vacation planned? <BR> <BR> A: We aren't going on vacation this year. We are planning one for next year to sightsee in Chicago. We haven't decided if we are going to get a hotel there, or drive/take the train there everyday. We live close to Chicago (under 40 miles) but it takes 1-2 hours to drive there. We are leaning more towards a hotel within walking distance of the museums and just taking the train to Chicago instead of having to drive in that terrible traffic. Sun, 26 May 2019 09:00:50 EST 5/25/19 Do you have any plans for this long weekend? <BR> <BR> A: My hubby actually has a 3 day weekend. We are planning on getting yardwork done. Sat, 25 May 2019 06:55:00 EST 5/24/19 What actually "SPARKED" you to lose weight? <BR> <BR> A: Not wanting to keep buying bigger clothes. Fri, 24 May 2019 06:55:08 EST 5/23/19 What is the messiest area of your home? <BR> <BR> A: Currently the living room. So many boys/men in my house who think flat surfaces are a dumping ground for their belongings. Thu, 23 May 2019 06:32:52 EST 5/22/19 Do you wear glasses/contacts? <BR> <BR> A: Glasses Wed, 22 May 2019 07:05:34 EST 5/21/19 What's the most creative thing you've done recently? <BR> <BR> A: I made a stuffed animal crab from one of Gauge's favorite video games. I looked at a picture of the crab and even made my own pattern. Tue, 21 May 2019 06:51:27 EST 5/20/19 What would you like to see happen over the next 6 months? <BR> <BR> A: Actually get under 200 pounds and stay there. <BR> Mon, 20 May 2019 07:02:53 EST 5/19/19 Are you getting tired of hearing about the Royal baby? <BR> <BR> a: Not really, I don't watch regular tv. I only see things about the baby online. If I don't want to read about him, I just scroll on by. Sun, 19 May 2019 10:27:27 EST 5/18/19 If you could only eat one specific meal/food for the rest of your life, what would it be? <BR> <BR> A: I hate eating the same thing over and over, I wouldn't be able to choose. <BR> Sat, 18 May 2019 08:55:56 EST 5/17/19 What was the last photo you took? When? And did you post it somewhere online? <BR> <BR> A: The last picture I took was a few minutes ago of our cat drinking out of my husband's cup. I didn't post it online, but I sent it to him on Snapchat. He's at work. <BR> Fri, 17 May 2019 07:11:16 EST 5/16/19 How could yesterday have been better, if you changed one small decision? <BR> <BR> A: I wouldn't change anything. Yesterday was a good day. Thu, 16 May 2019 06:48:25 EST 5/15/19 In your exercise routine, do you have floor exercises you do? <BR> <BR> A: Yes, not as often as I should though. Wed, 15 May 2019 07:27:54 EST 5/14/19 What gives you the most satisfaction in a normal day? <BR> <BR> A: Checking things off my checklist, and getting my 10,000 steps. <BR> Tue, 14 May 2019 07:15:28 EST 5/13/19 Do you go to yard sales, or hold them at your home? <BR> <BR> A: I like to avoid garage sales, but I do go very occasionally. We live in an unincorporated area that isn't busy, so no to hosting them. Mon, 13 May 2019 07:27:31 EST 5/12/19 Do you have any Mother's day plans? <BR> <BR> A: Nope Sun, 12 May 2019 08:53:09 EST 5/11/19 Whom do you most want to impress? <BR> <BR> A: No one. Well, maybe myself. I think I'd be very impressed with myself if I were to get under 200 pounds, it's been 7 years since I was under 200. I keep trying though. <BR> Sat, 11 May 2019 11:10:57 EST 5/10/19 Do you wash dishes by hand or use a dishwasher? <BR> <BR> A: Hand, my kitchen is too small for a dishwasher. Fri, 10 May 2019 08:37:29 EST 5/9/19 Do you look like your mom/dad? <BR> <BR> A: Mostly my mom. Thu, 9 May 2019 06:50:38 EST 5/8/19 What time of day is the best time for you to workout? <BR> <BR> A: Anytime I can. Lol. Usually in the morning, 10 am or around 6pm. Depending on if kids are in school and our schedules. Wed, 8 May 2019 07:59:48 EST 5/7/19 How do you handle travel and vacations - food, exercise, weigh-ins? For this question I am assuming no access to scale, dining out frequently, and away from customary exercise equipment. <BR> <BR> A: I weigh before we go, or after we come back, depending on day and when it needs to be posted. I try to eat healthier options, I drink water or unsweetened iced tea. When we go on vacation, it's always been somewhere we have to do lots of walking. I usually get more exercise on vacation than a no... Tue, 7 May 2019 06:32:53 EST 5/6/19 How old were you when you learned to drive and get your driving permit? <BR> <BR> A: I learned to drive at 15/16. My mom wouldn't sign for me to get a license. (We lived in rural South Dakota and the license branch had wonky hours that never coincided with her schedule. I got my license when I was 18 and didn't need her signature. <BR> Mon, 6 May 2019 07:49:26 EST 5/5/19 Are you doing anything for Cinco de Mayo? <BR> <BR> A: No, we don't celebrate it. We are going to the Brookfield Zoo today in Brookfield, IL (suburb of Chicago) Sun, 5 May 2019 08:28:56 EST 5/4/19 What is your favorite salad dressing? <BR> <BR> A: I love blue cheese, ranch and Greek dressings. Sat, 4 May 2019 10:53:28 EST 5/3/19 Do you have birdhouses, birdfeeders or birdbaths in your yard? <BR> <BR> A: We have one birdfeeder. We have window boxes for flowers on a few of our front windows, we don't have plants in them, but my husband puts birdseed in them to entertain our cat when the birds and squirrels come and eat. The birds are afraid of our cat, but the squirrels are not. Fri, 3 May 2019 07:50:49 EST 5/2/19 What are your goals for May? If you want to keep track of them, here is a link to our May Goals thread: <link><BR>sageboard_thread.asp?board=32168x68195<BR>x71464150 </link> <BR> <BR> My May Goals are: <BR> 1. At least 1,000 exercise minutes <BR> <BR> 2. Stick to food plan At least 26 days this month, this time chart it! <BR> <BR> 3. Finish crocheting the shawl for my oldest sister and mail it to her. <BR> <BR> 4. Go to bed by 9:30 pm most nights... Thu, 2 May 2019 07:21:52 EST 5/1/19 How did you do with your April Goals? Here's a link to our April Goals thread, if you posted your goals there: <link><BR>sageboard_thread.asp?board=32168x68195<BR>x71271433 </link> <BR> <BR> My Goals were: 1. At least 22 days with steps at least 10,000. (One of these months, I will finally meet this goal) <BR> *I don't know if I met this goal, my Fitbit account was hacked and I was booted out for 11 days* <BR> <BR> 2. Stick to my Dr food plan at leas... Wed, 1 May 2019 06:43:06 EST May 2019 Monthly Goals What are your goals for the month? <BR> <BR> <BR> My May goals are simple this month <BR> <BR> Get back into walking 3-4 times a week <BR> Go to the gym at least 2 times a week <BR> Drink lots and lots of water Tue, 30 Apr 2019 21:36:00 EST May 2019 Weigh in I weigh in on Friday's, I am looking for any loss this month. <BR> <BR> Starting weight: 4/26:193.7 <BR> <BR> 5/3-194.7 oops! Wrong way! <BR> 5/10-Away <BR> 5/17-195 <BR> 5/24-195 <BR> 5/31- Tue, 30 Apr 2019 21:34:33 EST 4/30/19 Do you have a close relationship with your siblings? <BR> <BR> A: Yes Tue, 30 Apr 2019 07:24:27 EST 4/29/19 Do you have a step goal or exercise/movement goal for each day and do you usually succeed in meeting your goal(s)? <BR> <BR> A: My step goal is 10,000 steps a day. I usually meet it 5 or more days a week. <BR> Mon, 29 Apr 2019 03:40:28 EST 4/28/19 What kind of flooring do you have through out your home? <BR> <BR> A: Mostly hardwood. Dining room, kitchen and bathroom all have ugly 1970's linoleum. Sun, 28 Apr 2019 09:59:23 EST 4/27/19 Messy or Neat? <BR> <BR> A: I'm both, but I think leaning towards messy more. Sat, 27 Apr 2019 10:15:32 EST 4/26/19 Have you ever removed stitches from anyone? <BR> <BR> A: Yes. I removed 2 of my own. I had my wisdom teeth removed (all 4) and a few days after I realized I was having issues eating, talking, etc. When I looked in my mouth I had these 2 random stitches not near where my teeth were removed. One was on the side of the inside of my cheek and connected down in a weird way and was making it hard to open my mouth. I asked my hubby to remove them. He refused, so I got scissors and tweezers and took... Fri, 26 Apr 2019 06:29:24 EST 4/25/19 Which do you prefer? An unexpected gift, or a someone does a favor that you requested? <BR> <BR> A: I'd prefer a favor. Thu, 25 Apr 2019 06:52:31 EST 4/24/19 What year do you plan to retire? If you are retired, when did you retire? <BR> <BR> A: No idea. At the moment I'm a stay at home mom. I plan on getting a job in 2 years. No idea on retirement. Wed, 24 Apr 2019 07:39:03 EST 4/23/19 What habit are you trying to break? If none, then what habit are you trying to create? <BR> <BR> A: I'm trying to go to sleep earlier. I've gotten in the habit of staying up for hours after everyone's asleep. Tue, 23 Apr 2019 07:01:48 EST 4/22/19 Do you do anything for Earth Day? <BR> <BR> A: Nothing new just for Earth Day. But we do recycle. Mon, 22 Apr 2019 09:13:34 EST 4/21/19 Happy Easter! <BR> <BR> What are you having for Easter Dinner? <BR> <BR> A: I'm making ham, ham gravy, mashed potatoes, baked sweet potatoes, green beans, dinner rolls, pumpkin pie and a low carb chocolate cake. Sun, 21 Apr 2019 10:26:10 EST 4/20/19 Do you like Quinoa? <BR> <BR> A: I don't believe I've ever tried it. Sat, 20 Apr 2019 09:30:12 EST 4/19/19 Do you have any plans this long weekend? <BR> <BR> A: Today we're going to South Bend Indiana to go to a museum and a zoo. Tomorrow visiting my sister and her new puppy. Fri, 19 Apr 2019 11:52:05 EST 4/18/19 Do you take vitamins? <BR> <BR> A: Yes Thu, 18 Apr 2019 06:40:40 EST 4/17/19 What do you think is your biggest shortcoming? <BR> <BR> A: Short fuse/temper Wed, 17 Apr 2019 08:59:28 EST 4/16/19 Cardio or Strength Training? Which do you prefer? <BR> <BR> A: I try to do both, but definitely prefer cardio. Tue, 16 Apr 2019 06:29:34 EST 4/15/19 What kind of milk do you drink? <BR> <BR> A: Whole milk, almond milk, coconut milk and rice milk. But I rarely drink any of them. Mon, 15 Apr 2019 06:43:58 EST 4/14/19 What is your biggest trouble spot body wise? <BR> <BR> A: My stomach Sun, 14 Apr 2019 09:52:47 EST 4/13/19 What is your favorite time of the day? <BR> <BR> A: Varies from day to day. Sat, 13 Apr 2019 09:45:36 EST 4/12/19 How soundly do you sleep? <BR> <BR> A: Not at all. Any little noise or movement wakes me up. Except my hubby's snoring, I'm used to it and can block it out. Fri, 12 Apr 2019 07:47:34 EST 4/11/19 Do you have big plans for today? <BR> <BR> A: Not big plans, but I'm spending a few hours volunteering at Gauge's school's book fair. This evening, we will be visiting my aunt and uncle. Thu, 11 Apr 2019 06:55:45 EST 4/10/19 Have you ever been to the Cherry Blossom Festival in Washington DC? Or.. do you have blossoming cherry trees where you live? <BR> <BR> A: No to both Wed, 10 Apr 2019 07:47:00 EST 4/9/19 Do you have flowering bulbs (jonquils, tulips, irises etc) that you look forward to seeing emerge every spring? <BR> <BR> A: Yes. We have daffodils and many different kinds of tulips. <BR> Tue, 9 Apr 2019 05:01:24 EST 4/8/19 Have you ever had joint replacement? <BR> <BR> A: No <BR> Mon, 8 Apr 2019 07:51:48 EST 4/7/19 If you could change one thing about you (without losing a pound), what would it be? <BR> <BR> A: No chronic sinusitis Sun, 7 Apr 2019 09:58:29 EST 4/6/19 Do you drink plain water, or do you flavor it in some way? <BR> <BR> A: I drink mainly plain room temperature water. In the summer is the only time I enjoy cold water. Sat, 6 Apr 2019 08:30:39 EST 4/5/19 What changes have you made in 2019 that you are sticking with? <BR> <BR> A: Most days I have zero to very low added sugar. Fri, 5 Apr 2019 07:33:05 EST 4/4/19 Where did you go on your honeymoon? If you're not married, where would you love to go on vacation? <BR> <BR> A: We didn't really go on a honeymoon. We had to change our wedding date because my husband was being deployed. We got married 5 days before he went to Iraq. He was there for a year and a half. He did get 2 weeks leave for our 1 year anniversary. He came home and we went on a road trip to North and South Dakotas visiting my family. Thu, 4 Apr 2019 08:51:24 EST 4/3/19 What is the last thing you searched for? Could be a place, a misplaced object, or searching for information on the internet. <BR> <BR> A: The last thing I searched for was how to remove the Woman's Cycle icon from my Fitbit charge 3. (I don't need it since I've had a hysterectomy) Wed, 3 Apr 2019 07:36:28 EST 4/2/19 Did you fall for any April Fool's tricks yesterday? Or, did you do any April Fool's tricks yesterday? <BR> <BR> A: I didn't do any, I did fall for one. Gauge likes to put plastic wrap under the Shaker lids of my most used spices. He thinks it's quite funny to see me shake them and try and figure out why nothing's coming out. In the beginning, I could see plastic wrap poking out a bit and knew, but he has gotten better now and I usually can't even tell until I start shaking. I fall for it all... Tue, 2 Apr 2019 07:26:49 EST 4/1/19 What are your goals for April? Here is the link to our April Goals thread, if you'd like to record your goals there also: <link><BR>sageboard_thread.asp?board=32168x68195<BR>x71271433 </link> <BR> <BR> My April Goals are the same as March: <BR> <BR> 1. At least 22 days with steps at least 10,000. (One of these months, I will finally meet this goal) <BR> <BR> 2. Stick to my Dr food plan at least 75% of the time. Ideally only under 5 days not on plan.... Mon, 1 Apr 2019 04:25:57 EST April 2019 Goals What are your April goals? <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> My goals for April are..... <BR> I am still pretty weak from being sick so I am going to take it slow and easy this month. <BR> <BR> 1. walk 3 days a week <BR> 2. gym 1 days a week <BR> 3. track at least 3 days a week <BR> 4. move at least 5000 steps per day <BR> 5. make an effort to eat more fruits and veggies, this one is extremely hard for me! <BR> Sun, 31 Mar 2019 13:25:53 EST April 2019 weigh in You can post your weekly weigh in's here. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> I weigh in on Friday's <BR> <BR> Starting weight: 3/29/19: 195.1 <BR> 4/5-195.6 ~ wrong way <BR> 4/12-195.8 ~ grr! <BR> 4/19-196 <BR> 4/26-193.7 <BR> <BR> Well at least it was a loss: Total -1.4 Sun, 31 Mar 2019 13:22:55 EST 3/31/19 City, Suburb, or Country - which suits you best? <BR> <BR> A: Suburb or Country. Sun, 31 Mar 2019 09:07:13 EST 3/30/19 Do you get poison oak/ivy/sumac? <BR> <BR> A: No idea. I've never had any before, but I try my hardest to not touch those plants. (We get all three in my area) Sat, 30 Mar 2019 09:19:52 EST 3/29/19 How are you doing with your March goals? If you kept track of them on our thread, here's a link to the thread: <link><BR>sageboard_thread.asp?board=32168x68195<BR>x71077874 </link> <BR> <BR> A: My March goals: <BR> 1. At least 22 days with steps at least 10,000. (One of these months, I will finally meet this goal) <BR> *I currently have 17 days, so if I get 10,000 steps today and tomorrow, I'll have 19. Not too bad since I was sick again this month. ... Fri, 29 Mar 2019 09:45:43 EST 3/28/19 Do you have a problem with balance at any time during the day? <BR> <BR> A: Not usually. Thu, 28 Mar 2019 10:40:50 EST 3/27/19 Do you like wearing turtle neck sweaters? <BR> <BR> A: Nope Wed, 27 Mar 2019 10:08:01 EST 3/26/19 How many states have you lived in? <BR> <BR> A: States: 4 <BR> Provinces: 1 Tue, 26 Mar 2019 08:05:58 EST 3/25/19 Have you ever had a professional facial? <BR> <BR> A: Nope Mon, 25 Mar 2019 10:20:22 EST 3/24/19 What is your favorite thing about spring? <BR> <BR> A: The warmth and the flowers. Sun, 24 Mar 2019 09:02:24 EST 3/23/19 What has not changed about you over the years? <BR> <BR> A: I'm a very sarcastic person, always have been even as a child. Now I'm raising a very sarcastic kid myself and finding out how annoying and funny it is. <BR> Sat, 23 Mar 2019 09:35:24 EST 3/22/19 Sorry this is late, Gauge is home from school because of a reaction to a kid spraying Axe body spray in the school hall yesterday and he walked through it. <BR> <BR> Question: If you could add one hour to your day, what would you do with it? <BR> <BR> A: Sleep, but most likely toss and turn and try to sleep but not actually sleep. Fri, 22 Mar 2019 12:03:23 EST 3/21/19 Do you feed wild birds? <BR> <BR> A: Yes, but mainly in the colder months. Thu, 21 Mar 2019 05:54:18 EST 3/20/19 Happy 1st day of spring! Do you have spring weather today? <BR> <BR> A: Yes, it'd currently 40 and raining. Wed, 20 Mar 2019 12:25:24 EST 3/19/19 Do you believe things happen for a reason? <BR> <BR> A: Sometimes Tue, 19 Mar 2019 09:05:06 EST 3/18/19 Have you ever had your picture professionally taken? <BR> <BR> A: Yes, school, senior pictures, wedding. Mon, 18 Mar 2019 06:22:00 EST 3/17/19 Happy St Patrick's Day! Are you going to wear green today? Are you going to eat corned beef and cabbage? <BR> <BR> A: Yes to the green. No to the corned beef and cabbage. Sun, 17 Mar 2019 09:49:56 EST 3/16/19 Do you think ALL restaurants should post the nutrients for everything <BR> they serve? <BR> <BR> A: Yes, but I also feel that they should have their ingredients available too. Too many restaurants, including some chain restaurants will not tell you what they're putting in their food. Dairy Queen is a huge problem for that. Gauge is highly allergic to their ice cream, but they refuse to let me know what's in it. They say to go to my local store. My local Dairy Queens are filled with people w... Sat, 16 Mar 2019 09:28:47 EST 3/15/19 Do you play bingo? <BR> <BR> A: No. I've only played bingo at a bingo hall once. Wasn't really my thing. I liked playing it as a board game when I was a child. I did play it as an app on my phone, but that got old after a few weeks. Fri, 15 Mar 2019 07:12:44 EST 3/14/19 Do you have any plans for St Patrick's day? <BR> <BR> A: No Thu, 14 Mar 2019 06:18:14 EST 3/13/19 <BR> Do you have a favorite exercise tape or video? <BR> <BR> A: I really like my Tai Chi video, there's a SP video that's arms and seated. I like that one also. Wed, 13 Mar 2019 07:33:56 EST 3/12/19 Have you ever had a ride in a ambulance as a patient? <BR> <BR> A: Yes. Once when I was 3 years old, after I was hit by a van and the second time was when I was pregnant. I went to the ER of a hospital that didn't have a maternity ward (didn't know that or wouldn't have gone there), they drove me by ambulance to their sister hospital about 15 miles away. Gauge was born there by emergency C-section at 8 weeks premature. Tue, 12 Mar 2019 06:00:59 EST 3/11/19 What is something you wanted today, but could not have? <BR> <BR> A: I'll try to come back and answer this question later on today. At 5:45 am, all I want is more sleep, lol. Mon, 11 Mar 2019 06:47:55 EST 3/10/19 What was the last movie you watched? Was it in theater or at home? <BR> <BR> A: Incredibles 2, at home. Sun, 10 Mar 2019 09:33:11 EST 3/9/19 What are your plans for the weekend? <BR> <BR> A: finish hooking up our new dryer, then do all the laundry in the house, go shopping at Costco, batch cook low carb breakfast quesadillas for my hubby to bring to work for his breakfasts (he gets up at 3:15 am for work and doesn't eat breakfast before he leaves). If the weather cooperates, we might go to Indiana Dunes national Lakeshore and walk around the beach/Lake Michigan. Sat, 9 Mar 2019 08:14:37 EST March 2019 Weigh In You can keep track of your weigh in here. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> I will be weighing in on Friday's <BR> <BR> 3/1-198.1 <BR> 3/8-199.1 <BR> 3/15- <BR> 3/22- <BR> 3/29- <BR> Fri, 8 Mar 2019 11:46:15 EST 3/8/19 Do you feel blessed or cursed? <BR> <BR> A: Neither. Happy medium is more like it. Fri, 8 Mar 2019 06:32:46 EST 3/7/19 The clocks spring forward on Saturday night/Sunday morning in the USA. (Except for Hawaii and Arizona) Do you like DST? Do you miss that first hour of daylight in the morning when the clocks change? Do you find it hard to shift into the new time? <BR> <BR> A: I'm fine with it. I do like that our boys no longer have to wait for the bus in the morning in complete darkness. That scares me and makes me glad we don't live in a busy street. Thu, 7 Mar 2019 07:40:03 EST 3/6/19 Today is Ash Wednesday. Anyone planning on anything for the 40 days of Lent? <BR> <BR> A: No. Wed, 6 Mar 2019 07:47:17 EST 3/5/19 Who in your life makes you feel appreciated? Do you pay it back in kind? <BR> <BR> A: Gauge and my best friend, Carrie. We are all constantly doing things for each other and letting each other know what they mean to us. Tue, 5 Mar 2019 08:40:50 EST