SparkPeople W8Watchers Friends Team Messageboard Attention Weight Watchers members! Following the new PointsPlus program or one of the older programs? Doing it on your own or attending meetings? Join us ... let's do it together! SparkPeople W8Watchers Friends Team Messageboard WW questions I haven't signed up but seriously considering to. I have little knowledge but I was looking to either join just the online version or the online with the once a week meet up. Was wondering if anyone had any opinions on them or any information they could give me. Sat, 18 Jan 2020 19:11:24 EST Hi, I'm New Hi, my name is Rachon, <BR> I started my weight loss journey with SparkPeople and have since became a member of weight watchers. It was the best two things I have ever done. I look forward to being a member of this group. Fri, 9 Aug 2019 19:52:29 EST Let's chat... come on in :-) <BR> .... didn't see a recent chat room … so I created this one. <BR> Hope it is okay <BR> <BR> Wed, 31 Jul 2019 11:49:24 EST How to get back on track At this time I need some help getting on track not just staying there. I am struggling with it and the stress I have is of course not helping, but I have been off track for a long time and now I don’t know where to begin. I thought that my summer goal was to exercise more, but not from the exercising, but I just did at least my 90th sprained foot/ankle and I am only 39. Fri, 21 Jun 2019 19:48:59 EST Parenting <img src=""> Fri, 22 Mar 2019 05:56:29 EST Shelter dogs <img src=""> Thu, 21 Mar 2019 05:58:49 EST Tips Weight Watchers FreeStyle Program Must Haves for Success <BR> <BR> ` <BR> Weight Watchers FreeStyle Plan is such a great tool to teach you how to eat healthy and control portions! Check out our tips and must haves for success that are sure to make it easier for you to lose weight and get healthy! Save <BR> <BR> WEIGHT WATCHERS FREESTYLE PROGRAM MUST-HAVES FOR SUCCESS <BR> <BR> <BR> Let’s face it, our health is something we need to pay close attention to as we age. Being overweight is fr... Wed, 20 Mar 2019 06:22:18 EST I told you not to use bleach <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <em>434</em> Tue, 19 Mar 2019 05:45:11 EST What’s everyone’s thoughts on protein shakes? What’s everyone’s thoughts on protein shakes? Sun, 17 Mar 2019 05:24:53 EST easy ledger to count points <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <em>370</em> Fri, 15 Mar 2019 11:24:25 EST People think I am craxy <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <em>240</em> <em>86</em> <em>239</em> <BR> Thu, 14 Mar 2019 07:06:10 EST Taco Bell <img src=""> Wed, 13 Mar 2019 07:24:19 EST I went from doing low carb to joining WW I was doing low carb and that was working pretty well. My husband joined WW after stepping on the scale and hitting his highest weight after quitting cigarettes 18 months ago. He usually does all the cooking so I figured I would join with him to make things easier for meal planning and to also work WW together as a team. My weight loss has slowed down. I joined this group to see if there are things I can learn to have better success. I feel like I'm eating more than I was before trying t... Sun, 10 Mar 2019 03:48:52 EST Quote for the day <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <em>30</em> Tue, 5 Mar 2019 06:29:16 EST Nutrition Fact <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>194</em> <em>274</em> <BR> Tue, 5 Mar 2019 06:10:44 EST A sad fact <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>46</em> Mon, 4 Mar 2019 05:11:01 EST March Challenge How many minutes did you walk today? <BR> <BR> <em>311</em> <em>363</em> Sun, 3 Mar 2019 06:53:20 EST Let's move to Mars <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <em>524</em> Sun, 3 Mar 2019 06:46:00 EST Smile <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <em>41</em> Sat, 2 Mar 2019 08:09:36 EST Free Kittens <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <em>239</em> Thu, 28 Feb 2019 06:20:43 EST Taking a nap <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <em>128</em> <em>434</em> Thu, 28 Feb 2019 06:17:44 EST Loosing weight <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> Wed, 27 Feb 2019 06:05:30 EST 20 tips to keep you on track! Tip 1: #track honestly. The only person you’re cheating is you if you don’t. <BR> <BR> Tip 2: You have to do this first and foremost for yourself. You can want to do it to be healthy for your kids or to look good for a special event or for health reasons, but at the core of it all, you need to put yourself first. That is not a selfish thing. Putting yourself first means you’ll be healthy and present for everyone and everything else in your life. Shame, fear, or doing it for others doesn’t g... Wed, 27 Feb 2019 05:45:11 EST Taco Soup <BR> 1 hr · <BR> TACO SOUP: <BR> <BR> Dump it in the crockpot and walk away -- <BR> 2 cans of black beans <BR> 2 cans of whole kernel corn <BR> 1 jar of salsa <BR> 1 chopped onion (I prefer purple) <BR> 4 chicken breasts <BR> 1 pack of taco seasoning <BR> 1 tub of gelled chicken stock (I use Knorr) <BR> <BR> When the chicken is done, take it out, shred it, put it back in. This and a nice salad is a huge meal for less than 2 points. And it is enough for 10 or 12 servings. <BR> <BR> <e... Tue, 26 Feb 2019 05:41:01 EST 0 points PROTEIN <BR> calamari, grilled <BR> calamari <BR> chicken breast or tenderloin, boneless, skinless <BR> eggs <BR> fish, grilled or baked <BR> shellfish <BR> tofu <BR> turkey breast <BR> ground chicken or turkey 98% fat free <BR> Greek yogurt, nonfat, unsweetened <BR> yogurt, plain unsweetened <BR> yogurt, plain soy <BR> <BR> FRUITS <BR> apples <BR> applesauce, unsweetened <BR> apricots <BR> banana <BR> blackberries <BR> blueberries <BR> cantaloupe <BR> cherries <BR> clementines <BR> cranberr... Mon, 25 Feb 2019 05:17:06 EST Taking care of knees <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <em>311</em> Mon, 25 Feb 2019 05:09:52 EST Potato Chips <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <em>486</em> <em>334</em> Sun, 24 Feb 2019 05:47:57 EST Food Addiction You won’t find “food addiction” listed alongside other disorders in any psych textbook, but an increasing number of scientists believe it’s a real thing. That’s because a number of them have looked at your brain on food. <BR> <BR> They used high-tech scanning devices that measure blood flow to look at what was going on in the brains of people eating highly palatable foods such as chocolate or those high in fat. They found that the same areas that light up in the brains of drug addicts—the re... Sat, 23 Feb 2019 06:04:36 EST Eat Fruit Every Day <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <em>491</em> <em>474</em> <em>789</em> Sat, 23 Feb 2019 05:45:17 EST When you need a friend <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <em>220</em> <em>432</em> Fri, 22 Feb 2019 06:25:23 EST Wishing spring was here <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <em>573</em> <em>67</em> Thu, 21 Feb 2019 06:24:26 EST Linked to cancer...... <BR> In August, news broke that Cheerios, Quaker Oats, and other breakfast cereals were contaminated with glyphosate weed killer. Just this week, more news of glyphosate in snack bars. Parents across the nation became concerned about their family’s breakfast foods and snacks. Now we learn we must also be looking at the most popular breakfast beverage, orange juice, as well. <BR> <BR> … the sample from [Florida’s Natural] showed results almost 3 times higher than the previous year’s test res... Thu, 21 Feb 2019 06:18:49 EST Tips and tricks for binge eating <BR> 1. Be super hard core and avoiding triggers in the beginning. Once you have set a pattern and have confidence, you can probably be near triggers more confidently (either sweet food or booze around you or eating some of it). But starting out, it's too hard when you are not compliant as a pattern. <BR> <BR> <BR> 2. Stay ahead of hunger. So many people binge after saying they can't eat all the food. Well, eat proper meals and veggies. Even if not hungry. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> 3. Max ... Wed, 20 Feb 2019 05:48:40 EST Skinny One Point Weight Watcher Pancakes Skinny One Point Weight Watcher Pancakes <BR> <BR> Prep Time: 10mins Cook Time: 10mins <BR> <BR> Servings: 14 pancakes <BR> <BR> Calories: 40 <BR> <BR> <em>579</em> Ingredients <BR> 2 over-ripe bananas mashed <BR> 2 egg whites <BR> 1 cup of fat-free plain greek yogurt <BR> 1/2 cup of fat-free milk <BR> 1 teaspoon of pure vanilla extract <BR> 1 cup of all-purpose flour <BR> 2 teaspoons of baking powder <BR> 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon <BR> Instructions <BR> Preheat a nonstick electric ski... Tue, 19 Feb 2019 05:44:15 EST Greek Chickpea Salad Greek Chickpea Salad <BR> 6 Freestyle Points 292 calories <BR> TOTAL TIME:5 minutes <BR> <BR> PREP TIME:5 minutes <BR> <BR> COOK TIME:0 <BR> <BR> Greek Chickpea Salad, made with chickpeas, cucumbers, tomatoes, bell peppers, olives and Feta is perfect to make ahead, for lunch for the week! <BR> <BR> INGREDIENTS: <BR> 15 ounce can chickpeas, rinsed and drained (Goya) <BR> 2 cups diced Persian cucumber <BR> 1 green bell pepper, sliced <BR> 1 1/3 cups grape tomatoes, halved <BR> 20 kalamata o... Mon, 18 Feb 2019 04:55:51 EST Roasted Strawberry Banana Bread Roasted Strawberry Banana Bread <BR> 3 Freestyle Points88 calories <BR> Total Time:75 minutes plus cool time <BR> <BR> This banana bread is moist and delicious, made with white whole wheat flour, sweet roasted strawberries and ripe bananas, with just a smidgen of butter, so you can enjoy a slice without the guilt! <BR> Ingredients: <BR> <BR> 1-1/4 cups strawberries, diced <BR> 3 ripe medium bananas, mashed <BR> 2 tbsp unsweetened apple sauce <BR> 1 1/4 cups white whole wheat flour <BR> 3/4 ... Sun, 17 Feb 2019 05:18:38 EST Hip Replacement <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <em>24</em> Sat, 16 Feb 2019 05:45:42 EST Women who carry a little extra weight...... <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <em>192</em> <em>11</em> <em>193</em> Fri, 15 Feb 2019 05:53:54 EST Loaded Baked No ‘tato Soup Loaded Baked No ‘tato Soup <BR> <BR> <BR> From Hungry Girl <BR> <BR> 1/5th of recipe (about 1 cup): 149 calories, 4.5g total fat (2.5g sat fat), 638mg sodium, 17.5g carbs, 3.5g fiber, 10.5g sugars, 10.5g protein <BR> <BR> Freestyle™ SmartPoints® value 3* <BR> Prep: 15 minutes <BR> Cook: 50 minutes <BR> <BR> Ingredients: <BR> 6 cups chopped cauliflower (about 1 large head) <BR> 2 cups fat-free milk <BR> 1/3 cup shredded reduced-fat cheddar cheese <BR> 1 cup chopped onion <BR> 1 cup c... Wed, 13 Feb 2019 05:33:04 EST Ingredients <img src=""> Mon, 11 Feb 2019 07:02:20 EST calories burned <img src="">. <BR> <BR> <em>495</em> Sun, 10 Feb 2019 04:39:16 EST Loosing weight <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <em>311</em> Sat, 9 Feb 2019 04:41:21 EST It must be the collar <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <em>192</em> <em>11</em> <em>193</em> Fri, 8 Feb 2019 05:33:08 EST Nutrition Fact <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <em>274</em> <em>194</em> Thu, 7 Feb 2019 05:00:22 EST Diet Water <img src=""> Wed, 6 Feb 2019 06:01:52 EST Weight Watchers Teriyaki Chicken How to Make W <em>579</em> eight Watchers Teriyaki Chicken <BR> <BR> Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. <BR> <BR> Combine soy sauce, honey, vinegar and spices in a bowl, mixing well to combine. <BR> <BR> Place chicken in a baking dish, piercing both sides of each chicken breast with a fork several times. <BR> <BR> Pour sauce over chicken and then turn chicken over with tongs a few times to make sure to coat chicken with sauce. <BR> <BR> Bake chicken for 30 minutes, basting with sauce from... Tue, 5 Feb 2019 05:23:45 EST Cream of Tomato Soup Cream of Tomato Soup <BR> <BR> Low Calorie, Low Carb, Soup <BR> Difficulty: Easy Servings: 4 <BR> Source: Women's Institute of Library of Cookery Volume 3 <BR> <BR> <BR> Description <BR> As a rule, cream-of-tomato soup is popular with everyone. Besides being pleasing to the taste, it is comparatively high in food value, because its basis is cream sauce. However, the tomatoes themselves add very little else besides flavor and mineral salts. <BR> <BR> <BR> Ingredients <BR> 1 cup canned pu... Mon, 4 Feb 2019 09:51:09 EST How do you divide up your points? <BR> <em>368</em> <em>492</em> <BR> <BR> How do you divide your pointds Mon, 4 Feb 2019 07:30:18 EST Yummy Snack So yummy! Blueberry Cheesecake bowl! 6SP for whole bowl. Could be lower if you use fat free cream cheese <BR> <BR> 2 tablespoons marshmallow fluff: 2SP <BR> <BR> 1 tablespoon cream cheese: 2SP <BR> <BR> 1 pizzelle: 2SP Pizzelle (Italian pronunciation: [pit&amp;#712;ts&amp;#603;l-le], singular pizzella) are traditional Italian waffle cookies made from flour, eggs, sugar, butter or vegetable oil, and flavoring (usually anise or anisette, less commonly vanilla or lemon zest). Pizzelle can be... Sun, 3 Feb 2019 09:16:52 EST Breakfast Ideas This hearty high protein sandwich is made from a few simple ingredients that taste great. <BR> <BR> Light English Muffin (2 WW Freestyle Points) <BR> <BR> Egg <BR> <BR> 2 oz Hillshire Farm® Naturals Black Forest Ham (1 WW Freestyle Point) <BR> <BR> Spinach <BR> <BR> Tomato <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> Sun, 3 Feb 2019 09:11:15 EST Smart Point Friendly Foods I am eating grilled chicken, pretzel sticks and yogurt. Sun, 3 Feb 2019 08:18:27 EST How many weekly smart points. I found an online calculater that says I get 23 smart points a day. How many weekly points do members get? <BR> <BR> Sun, 3 Feb 2019 08:16:47 EST February 2nd News brief Some popular fruit juices may contain heavy metals, according to a new report out <BR> <BR> Wednesday morning. Consumer Reports tested 45 packaged fruit juices for heavy metals, like lead, arsenic, and cadmium and found measurable levels in every product. Long-term exposure to these metals could cause some serious health risks, like kidney disease and certain types of cancer. <BR> <BR> Heavy metals are substances that make their way into food because they occur naturally in the air, water... Sat, 2 Feb 2019 08:56:37 EST Weightwatchers Plans Weight Watchers Plans: <BR> We support all WW plans in this group. That includes plans that are no longer an option within the WW app or at meetings. For those who are curious about what the different names mean, below is a simple explanation. <BR> <BR> Current WW Plan Option: <BR> All of these are the same plan, but go by a different name depending on the country you live in/follow the plan. SmartPoints is the term used for how we calculate food and track it on this plan. This plan has a... Fri, 1 Feb 2019 15:52:46 EST February 1st thought of the day Don’t wait until everything is just right. It will never be perfect. There will always be challenges, obstacles and less than perfect conditions. So what. Get started now. With each step you take, you will grow stronger and stronger, more and more skilled, more and more self-confident and more and more successful.” – Mark Victor Hansen Fri, 1 Feb 2019 11:35:55 EST Let's talk Coffee Let's talk coffee - always a popular subject, - worth sharing. What do you put in your coffee and how many points is it? <BR> <BR> <em>106</em> Thu, 31 Jan 2019 07:35:07 EST February Fitness How many minutes did you walk today? Thu, 31 Jan 2019 06:44:32 EST 01-20-2018 To everyone who has come and gone on this W8W. Friends thread. I want to thank each of you for joining in each week and each day to connect. We cheered one another on, we grieved with one another as well when needed. We have been more than friends, we became this " Cyber Family. " <BR> Losing weight, and trying to keep it off will never be just the calories, or tracking or even activity, we also need support. That support is also not about a new recipe, or a good quote to start the week.... Sun, 20 Jan 2019 07:45:57 EST Week of Jan.13 - Jan. 19 "Every day is a new beginning. Take a deep breath, smile and start again." <BR> <BR> Here we go beginning a new week. If your still struggling trying to get back on track, just remember.....there is always hope!!!!!!! <BR> Blanche mentioned one day this past week about if we've indulged in too much sugar that it is really hard to get back to eating the right way. Again, there is hope. It is a " One Day at A Time, " Sometimes it's one minute at a time. The thing we need to focus on is ,... Sat, 12 Jan 2019 15:55:02 EST Week of Jan.6-Jan12 Finally the ????? Has been taken care of. It’s been a crazy few weeks. Not just for me but for all of you has well. Mainly the holidays and all the hustle and bustle that goes alone with that. So maybe some of indulged a bit more than we should have. No point in throwing in the town. In case you haven’t gotten back into the swing of things let today be that first step back to some sanity where the food is concerned. <BR> There is not one new thing I can tell you about eating healthy... Sat, 5 Jan 2019 20:19:34 EST Week of Dec. 9 th.- thru??????? "Looking at New Beginnings" <BR> <BR> Here we are beginning another week, and what a week it will be for me. I'm both excited and anxious all rolled into one. I'm taking this time being in the hospital and rehab as part of my getting myself back into the daily routine of tracking. I have no reason not to track since I can do it on my phone, or even write it down in my notebook. Wait a minute we can and should be doing the same thing when we are at home. Too many good bye dinner's, too m... Sun, 9 Dec 2018 04:29:15 EST Week of Dec. 2nd. to Dec.8th "Nice thing about mistakes, they don't have to be permanent." <BR> <BR> Here we are not only a new week, but the second day of December. Can you believe it only 29 days left in this WHOLE year!!!!!!!! That's why I so like today's quote I found, and I have to be honest I was watching an old black and white movie yesterday, and this was something Spencer Tracey who was playing Thomas Edison said to a young apprentice, after he had broken the 61st, test light bulb. It got me to thinking this... Sun, 2 Dec 2018 04:54:07 EST Week of Nov. 25 - Dec. 1st. "Perseverance is not a long race. It is many short races one after another." <BR> <BR> Good morning Blanche, Jane T., Michelle, Beth, Nell, Jane &amp; Gail. Can you believe just ONE MONTH until Christmas day....EXACTLY one month from today!!!!! <BR> <BR> Yesterday I did nothing, and when I say nothing I mean NOTHING. I was so tired that I did take a take and somehow I did manage to finish up two potholders I'd been crocheting on. I'm trying to get enough made to give some to each of my ... Sun, 25 Nov 2018 06:11:19 EST Week of Nov. 18 - Nov.24th "A week to be Thankful" <BR> <BR> Good morning everyone, let me begin by apologizing for being late on getting this weeks topic started. This morning I'm in a lot of pain, so I don't know it the last screw has broken or if the ball is just slipping a bit more out of its socket. What I do know is its very painful. <BR> <BR> Now with that being said, I'm still Thankful that I am aware of the pain, that tomorrow fluid will be taken from the hip and be tested for inflammation. I'm thankful t... Sun, 18 Nov 2018 06:14:37 EST Week of Nov 11th - Nov. 17th "To all the Veterans and Veteran's families out there, we thank you for your service and sacrifice" <BR> <BR> Good morning everyone. <BR> <BR> Before I began this weeks new thread I went back and read some of the post on the old thread. To begin with, Blanche, I had to laugh and I'm sorry that I did, but I am so like you I can not do two things at once anymore. When I read you backed into your garage door I immediately thought, ''that is so something I would have done." <BR> <BR> Nell... Sun, 11 Nov 2018 06:19:27 EST Week of Nov. 4th - Nov. 10 th. "Do the best you can and the rest will fall into place." <BR> <BR> Welcome to not only a brand new day, but a brand new week where we have turned our clocks back and for me I won't get used to the sleeping until time to Spring forward next year. <em>246</em> <BR> <BR> Am I doing my best? A question some of us may ask ourselves often. I know I tell myself I'm doing my best, but deep down where it counts I really don't feel as if I am. So today I'm going to sit with paper and pencil and... Sun, 4 Nov 2018 05:53:08 EST Week of October 28th-NOVEMBER 3 rd. Good morning all, and can you believe we are in the last few days of October. Goodness time is going way too fast. However, I can't wish that Thursday gets here fast enough. No quote this morning I'm just too tired. So the story of the wedding, all I can say is if these two stayed married as long as the wedding last, then they are going to be married a really long time. <BR> <BR> I've never experienced such dis-organization in my life. We were to arrive at 1 for picture to be taken, at ... Sun, 28 Oct 2018 06:32:41 EST Week of October 21st-October 27th "We are not here to see through one another, we are here to see one another through." <BR> <BR> Good morning everyone, and welcome to a brand new day and a brand to start to a brand new week. I know, lots of brand news in there. <em>246</em> I just want to thank all of you for your support and prayers while I go through this hip thing. Even though I only know you all from this thread here, several of you have been through so much with me, you guys are the family I got to pick out. ... Sun, 21 Oct 2018 06:11:27 EST Week of October 14-October 20th "The greatest barrier to success is the fear of failure." <BR> <BR> Good morning everyone and welcome to a brand new day and a brand new week. It's a chance to get it right, and trust me I can use that chance. I've used today quote before and when I saw it I realized ''its written just for me to see today." So I shared it so the rest of you could see it. For whatever reason when I get close to a certain number on the scale I work like a crazy woman to mess up. I did the same thing the f... Sun, 14 Oct 2018 06:00:34 EST Week of October 7th - October 13th "Note to Self: " <BR> I am allowed to cry. <BR> I am allowed to scream. <BR> BUT, I'm not allowed to give up. <BR> It will all get done somehow. Just BREATH. <BR> REMEMBER: <BR> WE cannot change yesterday, but we can change today." <BR> <BR> It's time to take charge of our journey. Yes, we will find the detours and potholes and just life that will always be there, and will always drive us crazy, and that is fine.....BUT....Giving up is never the answer, in fact I don't even see it as an op... Sun, 7 Oct 2018 06:28:29 EST Week of Sept.30th-Oct. 6th "This journey is not for the faint of hear, nor is it an Instant Pot" <BR> <BR> Good morning Nell, Blanche, Michelle, Jane, Beth, Jane T, Gail and anyone else that might roam around and find us. The last day of September, tomorrow a brand new month. Whatever the month of September brought each of us, whether it was good stuff or stuff we could have just lived without, its over the month is just about gone. Let's make this a time or day to think about how and what we are going to do to mak... Sun, 30 Sep 2018 05:55:32 EST Week or Sept. 23 - Sept. 29 th. There is no better investment than the one you make in yourself." <BR> <BR> Happy first full day of Fall <em>465</em> everyone. We had rain the entire day yesterday, a good soaking rain, and this morning its still raining. I had no planes that require me to be outside, so I'm good. <BR> <BR> I came across the quote I'm using today quiet by accident, but for me its very appropriate. Yesterday afternoon I was having a phone conservation with a person from my WW's group. Yep I give out ... Sun, 23 Sep 2018 07:13:45 EST Week of Sept.16th- Sept.22nd. What am I afraid of??" <BR> <BR> I know this is no doubt the strangest title I've done but I've had to ask myself this question lately. For whatever reason I've been within six pounds of being out of the 200's and for some strange reason I just can't seem to allow myself to get there. Yes, I find myself sabotaging myself every chance I get. Now, why on earth would I do this? <BR> <BR> Is it that I'm afraid if I do get out of the 200's I'm committed to see it the rest of the way? Am I ... Sun, 16 Sep 2018 06:31:54 EST Week of Sept. 9th - Sept. 15th "Slow down. Calm down. Don't worry. Don't hurry. Trust the process." <BR> <BR> Good morning everyone and welcome to a brand spanking new week. Here we are heading into the second week of September already. Time....its moving way to fast. So today's quote for the week is perfect. So many times and we've all done it, we want to hurry things alone, we want to ''get there faster." As I've gotten older I'm finding ''there is nothing fast" out there, sure not me. I am not rebounding as f... Sun, 9 Sep 2018 06:09:07 EST Week of Sept. 2nd-Sept.8th "Don't confuse your path with your destination. Just because it's stormy now doesn't mean that you aren't headed for Sunshine." <BR> <BR> Good morning W8Watchers Friends, <BR> here we are heading into a new week, a new month and the new month begins with a holiday. I will be going to my middle sister's house today because her youngest son Mike and his family are in for the weekend. Big Mike's birthday is today and his son Michael's birthday is tomorrow where he will be turning 9 years o... Sun, 2 Sep 2018 06:51:28 EST Week of August 26th - Sept. 1st. "A failure is not always a mistake it may simply be the best one can do under the circumstances. The real mistake is to stop trying." <BR> <BR> Oh my...Check out the ''topic'' line, we are in our last week of August already. Times' a flyin' that is for sure. Also as of yesterday just 4 months until Christmas. Again, where has the time gone? <BR> <BR> I like the quote I found because too many times we look at our mistakes as ''we have failed." We all know the only way to be a true failu... Sun, 26 Aug 2018 05:27:58 EST Week of August 19th - August 25th. If you kind of track, it kind of works. If you really track, it will really work." <BR> <BR> Good morning, and welcome to a brand new day &amp; a brand new week. It's a chance if you've messed up to get it right. That is what's so great about having a new day, ''it's a chance to get it right or at least do better than we did yesterday." <BR> <BR> I thought today quote was very appropriate and since our challenge group have been working on our tracking, and weighing and measuring. Only t... Sun, 19 Aug 2018 05:42:49 EST Good Morning Rainy Sunday in Massachusetts. Have a great week. <em>252</em> Sun, 12 Aug 2018 10:25:44 EST Week or August 12-August 16th <em>134</em> Your speed doesn't matter, forward is forward. <em>134</em> <BR> <BR> So what if you are moving slowly, as the quote states, ''forward is forward." My WW's leader is always telling us, ''there will be weeks you gain, there will be weeks you stay the same, but what will separate the winners from the losers is if they keep coming back." I've seen this as I"m sure any of you that attend WW's meeting have, new people will join they may come for three or four weeks, and when t... Sun, 12 Aug 2018 05:18:43 EST Week of August 5th - August 11th "Don't think about what can happen in a month. Don't think about what can happen in a year. Just focus on the 24 hours in front of you and do what you can to get closer to where you want to be." <BR> <BR> August is moving on, and here we are already five days into it. School begins here this coming Wednesday, and I have to admit it seems as if the kids just got out on Summer vacation last week, bet it feel that way to them as well. <BR> <BR> Today's quote hit me between the eyes, why?? ... Sun, 5 Aug 2018 05:28:40 EST Week of July 29th- August 4th "We live most of our lives inside of our heads. Let's make it a nice place to be." <em>30</em> <BR> <BR> Welcome to the last few days of July 2018. I find it hard to believe that it was just a few months ago that I thought Summer would never get here, well it's been here and won't be much longer before it will be gone as well. I'm noticing some yellow leaves falling from one of my trees out back. <BR> <BR> I think today's quote is such a good one, because we do live a lot just in our... Sun, 29 Jul 2018 05:14:57 EST Week of July 22 - July 28th "Don't forget that your're human. It's okay to have a melt down. Just don't unpack and live there. Cry it out and then refocus on where you are headed." <BR> <BR> Good morning Everyone. <BR> Love the quote I found to use this week, I actually found it due to a friend of mine is caring for her Dad, and she has two sister's they all live in the same area, and no more than a five mile radius from the facility their Dad is in. <BR> <BR> Bet you know where I'm going with this story. <BR> ... Sun, 22 Jul 2018 05:23:51 EST Week of July 15-July 21 st. "Heat makes things expand. So I don't have a weight problem, I'm just hot." <em>246</em> <BR> <BR> Good morning and welcome to a brand new week. Hope today's quote brought a smile to your face, it actually cracked me up especially with all this hot humid weather being back with us. We all need to laugh and smile more. So hope it worked this morning. <BR> <BR> Congrats Michelle on your weight loss last week <em>345</em> . One pound at a time, and sometime it comes in ''tenth's." ... Sun, 15 Jul 2018 05:36:58 EST Week of July 8th-July14th "This day has dawned with new hope, new dreams, new goals to reach." <BR> <BR> Here we are embarking upon a brand new day, but a brand new start to a new week. How has this week been for you? Do you need to look back and see if you could have done better in some area's? Of course we don't have to wait until the new week begins to look over our tracker, or figure out if we've been following the plan as it is written and not the way we might think it should be written. It's taken me a very... Sun, 8 Jul 2018 05:29:15 EST Week of July 1st- July 7th Two Secrets of Success: <BR> <BR> 1. START. <BR> <BR> 2. DON'T QUIT. <BR> <BR> Welcome to July!!!!! Can you believe that our year is half way over with. Remember six months ago when we began the year 2018 and some of us made some goals, some of us decided to wait until this, that and all those other things were in the right place, or the stars and planets are in the right alignment. Now is a great time to ask ourselves, ''are we where we want to be at this time on our journey?" <BR> ... Sun, 1 Jul 2018 05:21:34 EST June 24 to June 30 I'm up way too early so I thought I'd start the week for Joan. <BR> <BR> I am meeting my youngest son at noon for lunch with him and his family, a belated birthday celebration for me. Now that my ears are clear, I'll be able to enjoy them. And at church I'll be able to hear the sermon for the first time in 2 months. <BR> <BR> This is the last week of June, hard to believe. <BR> <BR> I hope you are enjoying Louisville, Joan! Sun, 24 Jun 2018 05:23:11 EST Week of June 17th - June 24th. "An arrow can only be shot by pulling it backward. When life is dragging you back with difficulties, it means it's going to launch you into something great. So just focus, and keep aiming." <BR> <BR> Good morning and welcome to a new week. It's also Father's Day and any of you that still have your Dad alive, make sure you call him today. <BR> <BR> This is going to be a super busy week for me, and I can't remember if I mentioned to you all that I'm leaving for Louisville on Wednesday of t... Sun, 17 Jun 2018 05:20:57 EST Week of June 10th-June 16th The chief cause of failure and unhappiness is trading what you want most for what you want right now." <BR> <BR> Good morning all, another week is behind us. So if you did struggle this past week now is the time to do something about it. We have to remember, ''anything worth having is going to take a lot of work." This journey does require a lot of work and as we all know there will be set backs from time to time. When we have those set backs we need to just remember, its part of life an... Sun, 10 Jun 2018 05:16:33 EST Week of June 3rd-June 9th "Remember how far you've come, not just how far you have to go. You are not where you want to be, but neither are you where you USED to be." <BR> <BR> Good morning everyone and welcome to the beginning of a new week. I really like the quote I found to start this week with. We all wish we were further alone with our weight loss, and so many times what we've already accomplished gets cloudy because we keep thinking of where we want to be. It's time to just be proud of where we are at this... Sun, 3 Jun 2018 05:29:03 EST Week of May 27th-June 2nd If you are PERSISTENT you will get it. If you are CONSISTENT you will keep it." <BR> <BR> It's Memorial weekend, if you see a service man or woman out let's remember to thank them for their service. It's the least we can do. <em>652</em> <BR> <BR> Did you notice that the end day to this week's "topic" is June 2nd. Where has May gone?? Things are moving just way too fast, but that is life, and life is like our journey is is constantly moving forward. It's moving forward whether we ar... Sun, 27 May 2018 05:24:43 EST Week of May 20th-May 26th "your speed doesn't matter, forward is forward." <BR> <BR> WOW!!! Can you believe we are already heading into the last full week of May. The time, where has it gone? Seems as if just a couple weeks ago I was still shivering from the cold weather. Time waits for no man, or woman, well for anyone. <BR> <BR> I see so many post on FB about ''I only lost .2" or even as much as 2 pounds and people are not happy with that. Losing weight and getting healthy is not a race, its not going to happ... Sun, 20 May 2018 05:11:40 EST Week of May 13-May 19th. "Weight loss is like driving: If you ever veer off the road, just make a u-turn and head back in the right direction." <BR> <BR> Happy Mother's Day everyone. Hope either you get calls from all your children or get visits from them, and if they visit hope there are lots and lots of hugs to be had. <BR> <BR> Another week is upon us, last week is now behind us. Any bad choices that were made last week, well, that was last week and nothing can be done about that, but this is a new week and n... Sun, 13 May 2018 05:29:12 EST Week of April 6-April 12th There comes a time you must admit that overeating is adding to your hurt. Not soothing it." <BR> <BR> This mornings/ weeks quote kinda hits right where it hurts doesn't it. I found this quote on FB and thought, ''oh my truer words have never been written." So many of us, and I head the line have and still do use food as a way for comfort. As we all have found out way too often, some of the types of food we go to to sooth our hurt is not the best choices for us. Say your feeling blue, w... Sun, 6 May 2018 05:29:27 EST Week of April 29th-May 5th. "Sometimes the strength within you is not a big fiery flame for all to see it is just a tiny spark that whispers ever so softly, "YOU GOT THIS. KEEP GOING." <BR> <BR> Good morning team. <BR> Here we are only two days left in the month of April. I so remember around this time in December thinking, ''I'll never make it until Spring." I had just begun that October on WW's, then the first of December Freestyle was introduced, and all the times I have failed at trying to change my eating life... Sun, 29 Apr 2018 05:37:00 EST Week of April 21st-April28th "Sometimes the smallest step in the right direction ends up being the biggest step of your life." <BR> <BR> Sometimes it pays to do something that we think is just a small thing. I did that yesterday by taking my own lunch to the TOPS Regional Spring meeting. As I mentioned in the post I made yesterday on that tread, ''it was mind boggling," not as much as the amount of food that was there, but the amount of food these people were eating and kept going back for more. I kept wondering, ''... Sun, 22 Apr 2018 05:32:05 EST Week of April 15th-April 21st. "One day you will thank yourself for never giving up." <BR> <BR> Here we are a brand new week. Unless you began tracking last night your journal is spotless, no mistakes, no foods that you wish you had just left alone. It's a chance to get it right all over again. <BR> <BR> Most of us have been in that place that ''giving up'' would just be so much easier to do, but there is something in us that keeps telling up, ''maybe this time it will work." We all know we have to do our parts do acc... Sun, 15 Apr 2018 05:24:46 EST Week of April 8th- April 14th "Life has many different chapters; one bad chapter doesn't mean it's the end of the book." <BR> <BR> Good morning W8W friends. <BR> Hope the weekend is going well for everyone. Yesterday we had some snow, good news is it was gone by noon time, and then we had lovely sunshine. So still waiting for Mother Nature to get over her snit and allow some warmer weather. <BR> <BR> I was chatting with a friend yesterday and they were talking about how the Winter had been so cold, and more excuses k... Sun, 8 Apr 2018 05:35:11 EST Week of April 1-April 7th <em>449</em> Happy Easter <em>453</em> <BR> <BR> "A dream written down with a date becomes a GOAL. A Goal broken down into steps becomes a PLAN. A Plan backed by action becomes REALITY." <BR> <BR> Good morning all and Happy Easter. <BR> <BR> I ran across this weeks quote on FB and thought how powerful it is. It's a road map on how to make it to our goals, whether they are for weight loss or something else. Just about every week or sometimes every day we talk about how to make our ... Sun, 1 Apr 2018 05:20:15 EST Week of March 25th-March 31 "One day you will thank yourself for never giving up." <BR> <BR> <em>179</em> Happy Birthday Blanche <em>410</em> I hope you have many more birthday's that we can celebrate with you. <em>129</em> <BR> <BR> Good morning all. <BR> Another new week is upon us. I really liked today's quote, because I have been thanking myself that I've not given up even though as times it may well have looked as if I did. <em>246</em> <BR> <BR> We've talked about this so often, our weight loss ... Sun, 25 Mar 2018 05:15:17 EST Week of March 18 to March 24 I thought I'd start this for Joan, she should be back amongst us soon. <BR> <BR> I don't have a pithy quote to start the week, alas. <BR> <BR> I'm back from church, easy day ahead. <BR> <BR> Have a great day all! Sun, 18 Mar 2018 09:44:22 EST Week of March 11-March 17th. "The impossible can always be broken down into possibilities. Never give up." <BR> <BR> Good morning everyone. <BR> Hope you remember to turn those clocks forward last night before bedtime. <em>128</em> With my clocks being set forward last night it was not good and dark even at 7 p.m. love the longer days. <BR> <BR> I really like today's quote. I know when any of us began this journey our thoughts were no doubt, ''I'll never lose my weight" especially if you have a lot to lose lik... Sun, 11 Mar 2018 05:22:13 EST Week of March 04-March 10th "Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time." <BR> <BR> Good morning all. <BR> Here we are beginning a new week. Nell, I hope if your power is not already on, that it will be on soon. Blanche, so glad you have neighbor's looking out for you. Michelle, I really hope you got through to your hopefully, soon to be ex-son-in-law. Yeah, I can see how he'd get mad after his world of someone paying his bills and them with all ... Sun, 4 Mar 2018 05:17:18 EST Hello everyone! Baby stepping housecat here! Hello everyone. I am doing a mix of WW Freestyle and using the SparkPeople food logs to keep track of calories. I found the new points program easing and filling, but even though I was satisfied with what I ate, I wasn’t eating enough calories and it was physically draining me. I don’t want to just diet. I want to make healthy lifestyle changes that will have the awesome side effect of losing pounds and feeling better. I am looking forward to meeting you all and hope we can support each ... Thu, 1 Mar 2018 23:05:58 EST Week of Feb. 25th - March 3 rd. "YOU CAN DO IT!!!! Every dream is a journey, and every journey has some difficulties and delays alone the way. The trick is to keep going despite them. Why let a misstep trip you up or a mistake take you down? The path doesn't have to be perfect to get you where your're headed: TO YOUR GOAL!!!!" <BR> <BR> Good morning all, <BR> Goodness here we are the last few days of February and right into March. It is said, ''time flies when your having fun," well I must be having a blast because... Sun, 25 Feb 2018 05:18:18 EST Week of Feb.18-Feb.24. "Note to self: I don't have to take this day all at once, but rather, one step, one breath, one moment at a time. I am only one person. Things will get done when they get done." <BR> <BR> Good morning all, here we are another new week ahead of us. Can you believe it we are on the last full week of February. How time flies. Our challenge I think went really well those three days, but if you need that little extra motivation, just say so, the thread is still open for business. It does s... Sun, 18 Feb 2018 05:24:29 EST Week of Feb.11-F eb.17th. "Don't be afraid to start over. It's a chance to build something better this time." <BR> <BR> Good morning all, <BR> here we are beginning a new week. Monday begins the challenge Jane T. has set up, Tuesday is ''Fat Tuesday," Wednesday, not only is it Valentines day, but its also the beginning of Lent. So lots going on this week, but since I've began ''rebuilding'' on my weigh loss journey I'm not allowing any of these things to get in my way. <BR> <BR> Getting to goal will be aweso... Sun, 11 Feb 2018 05:23:01 EST W8Watchers Friends Challenge ;-) Ok gang, as Joan says let us not over think this challenge. Here are the details. <BR> <BR> 1. Challenge dates are February 12 through February 14. <BR> 2. Work the Freestyle, or plan of your choice to the best of your ability. <BR> 3. Create your goal and post it here. <BR> 4. Report back often your victories and challenges, and any steps or recipes you took to help you stay on plan. <BR> <BR> We have the weekend to prepare and wrap our heads around the plan. Let’s take advantage of this ... Thu, 8 Feb 2018 19:10:39 EST Week of Feb. 04- Feb. 10th "Don't think about what can happen in a month. Don't think about what can happen in a year. Just focus on 24 hours in front of you and do what you can to get closer to where you want to be." <BR> <BR> Good morning everyone. <BR> It's Super Bowl Sunday, which means nothing to me, but I do know there are lots of people out there are will be having parties and lots and lots of temptations to deal with. If you are one of the many, just pace yourself. Don't over think it, take a veggie tray, ... Sun, 4 Feb 2018 05:17:46 EST Week of Jan. 28-Feb.3 When its obvious that the goals cannot be reached, don't adjust the goals, adjust the action steps." <BR> <BR> Good morning everyone, <BR> here we are the last few days of January. I'm sure we have all had ups and downs with things other than our weigh loss journey, and that is why I really liked today's quote I found. Sometimes we can get a bit crazy when setting goals for ourselves, lets face it we are not in our 20's anymore, nor would I want to be. Our WW leader has told us before, ... Sun, 28 Jan 2018 05:19:46 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 01/23 QUOTE: “Every choice you make has an end result.” ~Zig Ziglar <BR> <BR> QUESTION: We’re almost at the end of January. How are your goals going? <BR> <BR> Honestly, not as well as I’d hope, but I am making positive strides and I feel good about that. <BR> <BR> My apologies for not posting for a bit, it’s been a little crazy with trying to put the house on the market and fighting depression. I know that putting Mom’s house on the market is what has to happen, but it’s definitely an emotio... Tue, 23 Jan 2018 12:11:29 EST 3 Months in I started WW in October 2017, two days after being threatened with diabetes medication. <BR> We went to the doctor today...19 pounds down!! But better than that, my A1c had dropped 2 points as well, and the fasting blood sugar was down as well. That is my WHY! ! Blood pressure was great too. This "lifestyle" will be my forever style, because it works. Mon, 22 Jan 2018 22:54:03 EST Week of Jan.21-Jan.27 "Things often get tougher before they get easier. Stay strong, be positive. We all struggle sometimes. Your struggles is part of your story." <BR> <BR> Good morning all, here we are a brand new week upon us. I'm so hoping that come Tuesday I will be getting ready for my WW meeting. I so missed my meetings, and I'm even looking forward to getting on the scale. <BR> <BR> Love the quote I found for this week. We all do struggle, and each of us have different reason's for our struggles, a... Sun, 21 Jan 2018 05:20:11 EST Week of Jan.14-J an.20th. This is a reminder that we are capable of amazing things." <BR> <BR> Good morning everyone, <BR> Blanche sorry that I had not already gotten the new thread done for this week. I was lazy and didn't get up at my regular time. Sorry to read about the microwave thing, and I hate taking things back its so annoying. <BR> <BR> Beth, I'm glad your friends talked you into going to Urgent Care, so much pneumonia is setting in with people not taking care of their colds. Hope today you will feel ... Sun, 14 Jan 2018 05:38:22 EST Rejoin I just rejoined Spark today because I need help following the new WW's Freestyle program--tried their site; but having no smart phone could not get any community inter-action sssince I joined--need some ideas to make this journey alittle easier--Nancy Tue, 9 Jan 2018 10:37:12 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 01/08 QUOTE: “Life is 10% what happens to us and 90% how we react to.” - Dennis P. Kimbro <BR> <BR> QUESTION: What’s your exercise/fitness goal for the week? <BR> <BR> I want to do 30 minutes of exercise at least three times a week. It may not sound like much but since I’m getting over a bout of flu from last week, I’m taking it slow. <BR> <BR> Taking things one step at a time...especially considering what’s been going on. Sinus infection and then the flu...December was not my best mon... Mon, 8 Jan 2018 11:17:40 EST January 07-January 13 "Only I can change my life. No one else can do it for me." Carol Burnett <BR> <BR> Good morning everyone, <BR> here we are beginning another new week. Time to get our plan laid out so we won't be caught having to make choices that can and normally will get us into trouble. One thing that should help us is the weather is suppose to get warmer. <BR> <BR> We say the Winter months are hard because we are stuck inside, and it gets dark early and that is when we want the comfort foods. ... Sun, 7 Jan 2018 05:30:33 EST Dec.31 2017-January 6, 2018 "We can have 40 million reasons for failure, but not one excuse." <BR> <BR> Happy New Years Eve. Out with the old and in with the new. Today's quote is smack on. We can come up with so many reasons not to follow through with getting healthier, but not one really good excuse. <BR> There are times we just need to take some baby steps, such as tracking. I hear so many people grumble about tracking, but I have found I stay focused and on plan if I am tracking. Planning is another thing, i... Sun, 31 Dec 2017 05:40:58 EST Dec. 24th- Dec. 30th "Don'd throw your day away because of one bad meal." <BR> <BR> Happy Christmas Eve everyone. <BR> I wish all of you the Merriest of Christmases and that your homes will be filled with lots of love, hugs and laughs. The one thing to remember about not on the Christmas holiday, but any holiday is its not the food around us, but the people we want to spend time with. <BR> May each of you have the best Christmas ever. <BR> <BR> <em>247</em> <em>446</em> <em>460</em> <em>447</em> Sun, 24 Dec 2017 05:11:33 EST Week of Dec.17-Dec. 23 "Forget all the reasons why it won't work and believe the one reason why it will." <BR> <BR> Good morning everyone. <BR> Here we are another week and notice it will be Christmas Eve when I do next week's post, Christmas, its just about here. <BR> I chose today's quote due to so many people are still fretting about the changes WW has made. I'm not complaining, but nor am I over thinking the new plan. I can honestly say I really haven't changed my eating at all. I'm still writing every... Sun, 17 Dec 2017 05:23:52 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 12/11 QUOTE: “Time and health are two precious assets that we don't recognize and appreciate until they have been depleted.” - Denis Waitley <BR> <BR> QUESTION: What hot drink is your go to since the weather is cooling off? <BR> <BR> I have been using green tea/peppermint tea to make a tasty warm beverage that I don’t have to add any sweetener too. I have always been a fan of hot chocolate, but I have to limit it down to 1 cup. <BR> <BR> This weekend was crazy busy, but we enjoyed the ... Mon, 11 Dec 2017 11:58:59 EST Week of Dec.10-Dec. 16 "When I realized I was doing this for life, how long it took no longer mattered because there was no end." <BR> <BR> Good morning everyone, <BR> another new week is upon us. Today's quote says it all, and I think that it has finally sunk in with me, that just because you lose the weight and get to goal well, let's face it that is when the real work begins, the keeping it off. <BR> This journey, if we want to be successful, is not one we can do for a few months and then tell ourselves, '... Sun, 10 Dec 2017 05:08:47 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 12/08 QUOTE: “If you look at healthcare today, it's all about disease. It's not about understanding wellness at all.” - Leroy Hood <BR> <BR> QUESTION: What’s the farthest you’ve ever been from home? <BR> <BR> Florida, that I can recall. <BR> <BR> I am excited to really get a chance to delve into the new program, Freestyle. Based on what I heard, I think I can really make this work for me. It’s going to take some planning. A friend posted a roasted cannellini bean recipe. I am defin... Fri, 8 Dec 2017 10:50:23 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 12/07 QUOTE: “Water is life, and clean water means health.” - Audrey Hepburn <BR> <BR> QUESTION: What’s your claim to fame? <BR> <BR> I have always been a positive, happy person. Ironically enough, my Mom and all the girls at the Girls’ Club called me Sunshine when I was growing up. A co-worker that I work pretty consistently with called me Sunshine today. It definitely made me smile. <BR> <BR> Overall, I feel pretty positive about what I’m accomplishing. It may not be perfect, but... Thu, 7 Dec 2017 10:02:23 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 12/06 QUOTE: “Good health is not something we can buy. However, it can be an extremely valuable savings account.” - Anne Wilson Schaef <BR> <BR> QUESTION: What are some small things that make your day better? <BR> <BR> Sometimes it is as simple as a smile and a thank you from my kids and husband. Other days it is someone holding the door open. <BR> <BR> Today, I am proud that I did hit my 30 active minutes goal yesterday and that I tracked. Dinner got changed again, but I feel positive... Wed, 6 Dec 2017 10:54:23 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 12/05 QUOTE: “I believe that the greatest gift you can give your family and the world is a healthy you.” - Joyce Meyer <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Do you pre-track your food or track as you go? <BR> <BR> I like pre-tracking because it helps me to stay on track. I tracked this morning for the remainder of the day. When dinner changed, I had to adjust things, but it was tracked already. I went ahead and moved spaghetti night to tomorrow night. I have a salad from Subway for my lunch tomorrow. I’... Tue, 5 Dec 2017 11:52:19 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 12/04 QUOTE: Even if you’re on the right track, you’ll get run over if you just sit there. – Will Rogers <BR> <BR> QUESTION: What is the oldest piece of clothing that you own? <BR> <BR> Probably a pair of Wrangler jeans with Alan Jackson’s signature on the patch from when he was up and coming…so around 1990. <BR> <BR> I hope everyone is well. I apologize I have been away for such a time. It has just been a rough couple of months. I am determined to get a handle on this new program (Freestyle)... Mon, 4 Dec 2017 11:07:10 EST Week of Dec. 3rd - Dec 9th "Forget all the reasons why it won't work and believe the one reason why it will." <BR> <BR> Good morning all, here we are a brand new week and some changes to our WW plan are suppose to roll out today. I do know the site was down for quite a while yesterday afternoon, so I assumed some updating was going on. <BR> <BR> I really like the quote I found for this week. I know for myself, I have always been able to pick out all the reason's a plan would not work. Bottom line the plan wouldn't... Sun, 3 Dec 2017 05:18:12 EST Weigh In <img src=""> <BR> <BR> I guess I am a turtle..weight is coming off so SLOWLY! I am thankful, however that it is coming off!! Mon, 27 Nov 2017 10:30:48 EST Week of Nov. 26th- Dec.2 "You become what you think about. You are today where your thoughts brought you. You will be tomorrow where your thoughts take you." <BR> <BR> Good morning All, <BR> Another week has gone by us, for me, it seems we've had too many Sunday's. <em>246</em> I woke wondering ''okay, what day is it today." Now here we are the last few days of November, and heading fast into December. I want to say I think all of us have handled the ''Bermuda Triangle" quiet nicely so far. I also believe ... Sun, 26 Nov 2017 05:33:19 EST Week of Nov.19-Nov. 25 "Mirror, mirror on the wall, I'll always get up after I fall. And whether I run, walk or have to crawl. I'll set my goals and achiever them all." <BR> <BR> Good morning everyone, here we are off to a new week, and what a week it will be for some, all that planning, family arriving, but I know those of you having a bunch of company will enjoy it all, just don't over do it. <BR> <BR> I found this weeks quote, and loved it so I am using it for our motivation this week. We are going to hav... Sun, 19 Nov 2017 05:18:07 EST NSV My blood pressure is coming down!! Tue, 14 Nov 2017 22:28:45 EST Week of Nov. 12th - Nov 18th. "No matter how many mistakes you make or how slow your progress, you are still way ahead of everyone who isn't trying." <BR> <BR> Good morning everyone, and here we are embarking upon a new week. Get your plan ready, get those fruits and veggies laid in. There will always be something trying to move us off track but let's not let it be due to we were not prepared. <BR> <BR> Since rejoining WW on October 24, on Tuesday's or Friday's I don't eat breakfast because I'm going to be weighing ... Sun, 12 Nov 2017 05:09:28 EST Week of November 4th - November 11 "The first part of success is...Get-to-it-iveness; the second part of success is .....Stick-to-it-iveness." <BR> <BR> Good morning All, <BR> Another new week is upon us. Hope you remember to turn those clocks back before going to be last night. <em>56</em> <BR> <BR> I found today's quote in an old book I had around here, and I really did like it, because there are two things we have to do to have the success we desire. One is we have to get on track and the second of course is we ... Sun, 5 Nov 2017 05:16:05 EST Week of October 29-November 4th. "When you feel like giving up, remember why you held on for so long in the first place." <BR> <BR> Good morning everyone. I'm having such a hard time wrapping my head around ''we're already at the end of October." This year has seemed to gone by at warp speed. Just as life seems to be going the same way. <BR> <BR> At the first of the year, January to be exact I wrote a post about, ''we had all fresh pages in our book, and we could write our story anyway we wanted." When my year began I ... Sun, 29 Oct 2017 05:21:06 EST Hi! New to this forum... ...but not new to SP or WW. <BR> <BR> I rejoined WW on Sept 28 since just tracking calories wasn't working for me and the numbers on the scale kept going up over the past year instead of staying where I was which was at my goal weight. <BR> <BR> In three weeks of WW I have dropped 5.5 lbs and have 8 more to go to get back to where I'm at a good weight for my almost-60 year old 5'1" self. <BR> <BR> <em>213</em> Tue, 24 Oct 2017 08:57:48 EST Week of October 22-October 28th "There's a difference between interest and commitment. When you're interested in doing something, you do it only when it's convenient. When your committed to something, you accept no excuses; only results." <BR> <BR> Good morning all, <BR> Love this week's quote, and its right on the money. I know all too many times I only worked the program if it was convenient, but I'm committed now, and this is why I was so upset over my weight gain this past weigh in, especially when I had ''follow... Sun, 22 Oct 2017 05:29:07 EST Cost to Join Weight Watchers October 16 Can someone help? I was going to join WW last week, got sidetracked, and think when I logged on this morning, their prices have increased? <BR> <BR> Think that last week, it was $3 and change per week for online, now it is $4 and change. <BR> <BR> Can you confirm? <BR> Thanks! Tue, 17 Oct 2017 11:43:41 EST Week of October 15-October 21 There comes a time in your life, when you walk away from all the drama and people who create it. You surround yourself with people who make you laugh. Forget the bad, and focus on the good. Love the people who treat you right, pray for the ones who don't. Life is too short to be anything but happy. Falling down is part of life, getting back up is living." <BR> <BR> We all have been hurt by others from time to time. We all have been lied to from someone we thought would never lie to us.... Sun, 15 Oct 2017 05:22:32 EST Week of October 8th- October 14th New Mindset=New Results" <BR> <BR> Good morning All, here we are beginning a new week already. I know that each of us our new weigh in week is different so for many of us as soon as we weigh in, the very next day is our new week. Whatever or whenever your new week begins I hope its a successful week. <BR> <BR> I love today's quote that I found, ''New Mindset=New Results," I so believe this because we have to get it in our minds that this is not going to be an overnight thing. Its going ... Sun, 8 Oct 2017 05:25:21 EST Week of October 1-October 7th I changed my way of eating for life-not just during the time I was trying to lose weight." <BR> <BR> Here it is October 2017. This year is whizzing by way too quickly. I like today's quote I found, because that is the thing I have not gotten the hang of yet and that is making this journey a life style change. I wish I knew why I can't seem to make this a life style change, like so many have done, but there is just something in me that after I have my weigh in, that tells me, ''you have a... Sun, 1 Oct 2017 05:35:28 EST Week of Sept.24-Sept 30th. "For every 1 pound of weight lost removes 4 pounds of pressure off your knees"' <BR> <BR> Can you believe we are in the last week of September??? I don't even remember Labor Day, oh wait, yes I do I was taking care of Ruthann. <em>198</em> Three months till Christmas Eve, Five weeks until Halloween, Two months until Thanksgiving. Okay, if your going to get some poundage off, now is the time to get started, or all these holidays are heading our way, just like they have every single year... Sun, 24 Sep 2017 05:55:16 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day temporary hiatus Sorry all for letting the ball drop on our daily messages. I was rear-ended last Monday evening and have been a smidge out of sorts since then. I haven't felt like working out, nor did I think it was a good idea to work out. I still haven't heard from her insurance company but we have been working with ours. Hoping to get my car fixed this week. I have been to the chiropractor but he couldn't get me to adjust well. <BR> <BR> The other side of the coin is that we temporarily are withou... Mon, 18 Sep 2017 12:59:03 EST Week of Sept.17-Sept. 23 STOP...Starting and stopping, or you'll burn out the engine. The only way to get there is to keep driving. Even if you slow down, keep the engine ON." <BR> <BR> Another week is upon us, and I do like this weeks quote I selected. I know it fits me to a tee. I have been dieting since I was nine years old, I know this for sure. It seems I've been on some sort of diet my entire life. I say diet, because it has never become a lifestyle change for me, and as I get older its even harder to lo... Sun, 17 Sep 2017 05:47:46 EST Week of Sept.10-Se pt.Sept.16 "Being defeated is only a temporary condition. Giving up is what makes it permanent." <BR> <BR> To begin with Happy Birthday to Michele <em>144</em> . How do I know it's Michele's birthday? Because she shares Mr. Bob's birthday today he would have been 98 todsy. <BR> <BR> Love the quote I chose for this week. It says it all. We will only fail if we stop trying. Here is to another week of trying. <BR> <BR> <em>247</em> Sun, 10 Sep 2017 06:08:04 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – September 8th QUOTE: “Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going.” - Jim Ryun <BR> <BR> QUESTION: What is your favorite holiday? <BR> <BR> I think I have always enjoyed Christmas, even as a small child. There are things about each holiday that I truly do enjoy, but picking a favorite, I think it would be Christmas. <BR> <BR> Week 3, Day 5, I did Leslie Sansone Ultimate 5 Day Walk Plan Thursday workout (with the chest and back session) today. I had another case of the ... Fri, 8 Sep 2017 10:45:33 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – September 6th QUOTE: “Dreams and dedication are a powerful combination.” - William Longgood <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Where have you gone on vacation that you want to go back to and why? <BR> <BR> Boston. I enjoyed it while we were there, but I did not have enough time to see all the things that I wanted to see. <BR> <BR> Week 3, Day 2, I did the Wednesday workout (1 mile plus leg session) from the Ultimate 5 Day Walk Plan today. For the most part, I am enjoying my morning workouts. I am little m... Wed, 6 Sep 2017 08:22:19 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – Sept. 5th QUOTE: “You can waste a lifetime getting NOWHERE...or you can INVEST a little time each day to get ANYWHERE.” - Unknown <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Do you have a book that you enjoyed so much that you read it more than once? <BR> <BR> Yes, I have read the Jane Austen books multiple times. <BR> <BR> Week 3, Day 1, I did the Tuesday workout (4 miles + arm session). Week 3, Day 2, I did the Monday Workout (3 miles + ab session). The allergy follow-up went well. I am back to shots twice ... Tue, 5 Sep 2017 15:10:36 EST Sept.3-Sept.9th "Don't give ,our success is just around the corner" <BR> <BR> I have to apologize for running late this morning, but with sleep being broken up at night it's hard to be on my regular schedule. <BR> The patient had a rough day yesterday and I expect today to be a flight one as well. Her pain medicine that is attached to her is now empty so she will be relying on just the pain pills. I ask that you keep those prayers coming, and we appreciate each and everyone of them. <BR> <BR> A funny thi... Sun, 3 Sep 2017 06:17:16 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – Sept. 1st QUOTE: “I believe that the greatest gift you can give your family and the world is a healthy you.” - Joyce Meyer <BR> <BR> QUESTION: It’s a new month. Were you successful with your August Goals? Would you share one goal for September? <BR> <BR> While I don’t think I wrote any specific goals, I do feel good about August. Big things happened for me, I have been getting into morning workouts again and I made it up the mountain by myself! September, I want to continue with the mornin... Fri, 1 Sep 2017 07:51:39 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 08/31 QUOTE: “Slow progress is better than no progress.” – Unknown <BR> <BR> QUOTE: A healthy attitude is contagious but don’t wait to catch it from others. Be a carrier. <BR> — Tom Stoppard <BR> <BR> QUESTION: What is your favorite ice cream? <BR> <BR> Truly, while I do enjoy some ice cream, my all-time favorite and what I always got when Mom took me to Ashburn’s as a kid was Lime Sherbet. I can eat it now, when I can find it and it just takes me back to Ashburn’s where I’m 4 or 5 and Mom... Thu, 31 Aug 2017 17:05:23 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – August 29th QUOTE: “It’s never too early or too late to work towards being the healthiest you.” – Unknown <BR> <BR> QUESTION: What is your favorite electronic device? <BR> <BR> I think it would be my phone. I love my Kindle and the Ipad, but I don’t have them with me everywhere. I do have my phone everywhere with me, generally speaking. <BR> <BR> Week 2, Day 2 is in the books. This morning I did Leslie Sansone’s The Big Burn. It may only be 2 miles, but I forgot how much she gets you m... Tue, 29 Aug 2017 08:40:50 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – August 28th QUOTE: “Success at anything will always come down to this: focus and effort. And we control both.” – Dwayne Johnson <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Do you have a favorite pen? Is the ink black, blue or another color? <BR> <BR> I use a Dr. Grip pen mostly. It’s a little wider and easier for me to grip. I generally use a blue pen. So many years in the legal industry, but I do sign birthday cards, etc. in green ink. <BR> <BR> I got a 6 day exercise streak. Although my FitBit showed it wa... Mon, 28 Aug 2017 11:15:13 EST week of August 27th-Sept. 2nd "As long as we feel pain , we are still alive. As long as we make mistakes, we are still human and as long as we keep trying, there's still hope." <BR> <BR> Good morning everyone, here we are a brand new day and the last week of August. I can honestly say the Summer has been a blur for me. There have been so many times I've been so tired and frustrated that I've wanted to give up, but there is something in me that keeps telling me, ''just keep trying." So I keep trying. Don't get me w... Sun, 27 Aug 2017 05:15:50 EST Celebration: How long have you been on WW? If you're currently a WeightWatchers member and have been going to meetings, when did you join and how long have you been going for? How about the people that you've seen at your meetings recently (e.g., how long have they been around for?). I'm sure it's a struggle to keep at it and I imagine a lot of people that started this January have dropped out, but I wonder how many are still around. Sat, 26 Aug 2017 15:13:15 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – August 25th QUOTE: “On the other side of your workout is the body and health you want!” ~Unknown <BR> <BR> QUESTION: How do you track? Online? On paper? <BR> <BR> I have been doing online again. I seem to have a better opportunity to make sure it is done. I really liked pre-tracking the other day. It helped me stay OP. <BR> <BR> Day 5 workout is done! Life has been busy of late but I am really trying to make an effort to take care of me. Although I noticed yesterday when I was doing ... Fri, 25 Aug 2017 08:23:08 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – August 24th QUOTE: “To change your body you must first change your mind.” ~Unknown <BR> <BR> QUESTION: I know I have heard numerous times how you need to get outside your comfort zone. How often do you get outside your comfort-zone workout wise? <BR> <BR> I have to admit that I often get into a bit of a rut with my workouts and with my food. I am trying to get outside my comfort-zone a little more often. So this morning, as I’ve been trying to get up and workout, I decided I would try somethin... Thu, 24 Aug 2017 08:37:13 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – August 23rd QUOTE: Just when the caterpillar thought the world was ending, he turned into a butterfly. ~Proverb <BR> <BR> QUESTION: What size shoe do you wear? <BR> <BR> Depending on the shoe, somewhere between a 6.5 and 7. <BR> <BR> Proud of my 2 day streak. It may be just start, but I’m proud of it anyway. And today makes 3. I did an oldie but goody today...the Walk Away the Pounds Yoga Walk. I felt like I needed some stretching in there. I am definitely feeling sore from the past co... Wed, 23 Aug 2017 07:52:07 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – August 22nd QUOTE: “You are not going to get the butt you want by sitting on it.” – Unknown <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Do you prefer paperback books or hardback books? <BR> <BR> I like paperback books, but took the Kindle on our last trip for reading. <BR> <BR> Pretty proud of the fact that I got up yesterday to workout. I am also proud of the fact that even as tired as I was, I didn’t give in to convenience foods for dinner last night. I won’t say I didn’t think about it, but I decided that I w... Tue, 22 Aug 2017 08:07:35 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – August 21st QUOTE: “Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can.” – Arthur Ashe <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Are you a morning workout person or afternoon or evening workout person? <BR> <BR> I used to be a morning and evening workout person, but these days I’m struggling to be a morning workout person again. <BR> <BR> As I said in response to the question, I am trying to be a morning workout person again. I told my sweet husband that I wanted to find trails around here to hike. It won’... Mon, 21 Aug 2017 08:33:03 EST Week of August 20th-August 26th "Remember, anyone can love you when the sun is shining. In the storms is where you learn who truly cares for you." <BR> <BR> Good morning all, here we are ready for another brand new day and a start to a brand new week and the eclipse of the sun. <BR> <BR> Yesterday I did get my bathroom all cleaned from top to bottom, got my new shower curtain and liner hung, and then stood back and smiled not only because my bathroom looked so nice, but I knew I not only worked up a sweat, but I got in a... Sun, 20 Aug 2017 05:55:56 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 08/18 QUOTE: “Some people want it to happen, some wish it would happen, others make it happen.” – Michael Jordan <BR> <BR> QUESTION: How do you get back on track after vacation? <BR> <BR> This week has pretty much been a bust, but I will be doing some prepping this weekend to prepare for next week. I’m excited that I have some ideas for lunch for DH and myself. <BR> <BR> Honestly, it’s been a crazy few weeks. We were busy at work and then it was time to prepare for vacation and then recuperat... Fri, 18 Aug 2017 10:52:23 EST Week of August 13-August 19th. Everything happens for a reason. That reason causes change. Sometimes it hurts. Sometimes it's hard. But in the end it's all for the best." <BR> <BR> Here we go embarking upon yet another week. Can you believe we are almost half way through August. School has started here, and I always remember that first day of school, how excited I was to have those new notebooks, new pencils, and a few new school clothes. The clothes part I disliked the most due to always being overweight, going to... Sun, 13 Aug 2017 05:50:44 EST Week of August 6-August 12 "The one who falls and gets up is often so much stronger than the one who never fell." <BR> <BR> When I found the quote for this week my first thought was, ''I must really be the strongest person in the world." I know I'm not, but it does seem as if I'm falling a lot, and there are times I want to just throw in the towel and say, ''this is just how my life is going to be." Now really, where would that get me? It doesn't matter what we did yesterday or even last week, both those times are... Sun, 6 Aug 2017 05:59:13 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – August 2nd QUOTE: Trust because you are willing to accept the risk, not because it’s safe or certain. ~Anonymous <BR> <BR> QUESTION: It’s August, a new month. What’s one goal you want to accomplish this month? <BR> <BR> I am doing a plank challenge with another friend in a FB group and I want to get up the mountain by myself. <BR> <BR> I am sorry I haven’t been able to catch up lately. It’s been so busy with DD15 going to North American Youth Congress in Indiana, which she says was amazing. ... Wed, 2 Aug 2017 07:56:15 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – July 19th QUOTE: "The secret of getting ahead is getting started." - Mark Twain <BR> <BR> QUESTION: If you were randomly given $50.00, what would you do with it? <BR> <BR> I would probably use it for a dinner date with my husband. <BR> <BR> Feeling pretty good about my day yesterday. I tried a new recipe from 100 Days of Real Food for a quiche with a wheat crust. I have to tell you it was so super easy. This is definitely going to be a staple! I put some Canadian Bacon and some mushrooms in... Wed, 19 Jul 2017 08:36:23 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – July 18th QUOTE: “Do the difficult things while they are easy and do the great things while they are small. A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step.” – Lao Tzu <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Are you usually early or late? <BR> <BR> It sort of depends on the phase at the time. I go through periods where I am pretty consistently late for everything and other times where I am consistently early. <BR> <BR> So, I managed at the dermatologist’s office. She said my skin appeared quite norma... Tue, 18 Jul 2017 08:22:08 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 7/10 QUOTE: “Do the difficult things while they are easy and do the great things while they are small. A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step.” – Lao Tzu <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Are you usually early or late? <BR> <BR> It sort of depends on the phase at the time. I go through periods where I am pretty consistently late for everything and other times where I am consistently early. <BR> <BR> Hope everyone had a wonderful week last week. I’m a little frustrated that I didn’... Mon, 10 Jul 2017 13:21:55 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 7/10 QUOTE: “Do the difficult things while they are easy and do the great things while they are small. A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step.” – Lao Tzu <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Are you usually early or late? <BR> <BR> It sort of depends on the phase at the time. I go through periods where I am pretty consistently late for everything and other times where I am consistently early. <BR> <BR> Hope everyone had a wonderful week last week. I’m a little frustrated that I didn’... Mon, 10 Jul 2017 13:21:42 EST QUOTE AND ??QUESTION?? OF THE DAY - July 5th QUOTE: "A river cuts through rock, not because of its power, but because of its persistence." - Jim Watkins <BR> <BR> QUESTION: What state or country do you never want to go back to? <BR> <BR> I really haven’t traveled that many places so I can’t say that there is one that I never want to go back to visit. <BR> <BR> Yesterday was a fun day spent with family. Everyone that was supposed to be there was not able to come, but for those of us that were there, we enjoyed ourselves. I act... Wed, 5 Jul 2017 08:06:41 EST QUOTE AND ??QUESTION?? OF THE DAY - July 4th QUOTE: "Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass. It's about learning how to dance in the rain." - Vivian Greene <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Do you have cable, antenna or stream? <BR> <BR> We have an antenna, which we don’t use so much since Mom’s passed. We mostly stream. <BR> <BR> My apologies again. One of these days things are going to hit a happy medium. End of the month/quarter was crazy at our office. Even now that we have a new person, there are days it seems to be overwhel... Tue, 4 Jul 2017 11:36:45 EST July 2nd thru??????? We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them." <BR> <BR> Good morning everyone. I really like today's quote, because when it comes to my eating, I don't want to do a lot of changing. However, this would explain my lack of success, don't ya know. As the old saying goes, ''we want our cake and eat it too." Eating healthy doesn't mean we can never have cake, but for people like myself that tend to not be able to stop at just a bite or a piece its best we ... Sun, 2 Jul 2017 04:41:03 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 6/26 QUOTE: "Even if you’re on the right track, you’ll get run over if you just sit there." - Will Rogers <BR> <BR> QUESTION: What’s your favorite drink? <BR> <BR> While I do enjoy the occasional Dr Pepper, I do think that my favorite is water with lemon. I feel almost silly saying it and I’ve been trying it with limes lately, but I don’t care for it nearly so much. <BR> <BR> My apologies for not posting since Wednesday. We were a bit crazy around here. I will say that while I gain... Mon, 26 Jun 2017 10:24:50 EST Week of June 25th-July 1st CHOICES: <BR> <BR> We have a choice each and everyday. <BR> <BR> We can choose to eat the things that will help us to get to our goal. <BR> <BR> We can choose to write down everything. <BR> <BR> We can choose to get in that activity. <BR> <BR> We can choose when we go grocery shopping to walk around the cookie, candy and ice cream isles. <BR> <BR> We can choose to do all the above things that will get us to goal or at least closer to goal, or we can choose not too. Its all a matter of ... Sun, 25 Jun 2017 04:29:09 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – June 21st QUOTE: "I think a hero is an ordinary individual who finds strength to persevere and endure in spite of overwhelming obstacles." - Christopher Reeve <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Where is your favorite workout? <BR> <BR> I fell in love with Zumba several years ago, but I haven’t found a teacher that I like as well as the one I had when I started. I mostly walk now. <BR> <BR> While I did not hit the gym last night, I did get a workout in. I pulled out my Walk It Off in 30 Days DVD and did... Wed, 21 Jun 2017 08:27:50 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – June 20th QUOTE: "Believe in yourself! Have faith in your abilities! Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers you cannot be successful or happy." - Norman Vincent Peale <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Where is your favorite place to walk/run? <BR> <BR> Honestly, I find if I think about it, I enjoy solitude and quiet when I walk through trees and with a pretty scenery. I love Colorado for that reason. No if the altitude sickness would stay away, I’d be awesome. <BR> <BR> Well, no... Tue, 20 Jun 2017 08:24:49 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – June 19th QUOTE: "What we do today, right now, will have an accumulated effect on all our tomorrows." - Alexandra Stoddard <BR> <BR> QUESTION: What job would you be terrible at? <BR> <BR> Even though I have been doing a lot of it lately, painter. I can do it and it will get done, but professional, it is not. Honestly, the darker colors seem to be causing me the most problems. <BR> <BR> Sorry I did not get a chance to check in last week. It was a little crazy around my house. We had a c... Mon, 19 Jun 2017 08:22:09 EST Week of June 18th-June 24th “ Tomorrow hopes we have learned something from yesterday" John Wayne <BR> <BR> Here we are embarking upon a new week, and I just realized yesterday , ''this year is half over!!!" The time is flying by. <BR> <BR> What do we do? We do as we've done everyday and every week and that is we plan for the week. We go to the grocery if that is what we need to do, we prep some food today for the upcoming week, we make sure we are prepared for those times when things happen to just pop up. If ... Sun, 18 Jun 2017 04:51:47 EST not new but..... good afternoon...ive been on sparks for a while and done ww many times but cant afford it now....i need to lose 100lbs !!!!im 60 but feel like 160.... i hope to meet many new friends here that can help me stay on track...i have an old pts program but dont know how to calculate it into the new there any way it can be done....bye for now from maine <BR> Thu, 15 Jun 2017 12:56:56 EST Week of June 11- June17th Three things we need to know this week. <BR> <BR> 1. No one can prepare our plan for the week except us. <BR> <BR> 2. No one is going to track our food for us. <BR> <BR> 3. No one can be blamed for our lack of success, or congratulated for our success. <BR> <BR> Three very important things to remember this week, and I could have added more to the list, but three's enough for now. We all know what we need to do to get where we want to be. I totally understand not having the MOJO to do... Sun, 11 Jun 2017 04:07:26 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – June 9th QUOTE: "You can’t expect to hit the jackpot if you don’t put a few nickels in the machine." - Flip Wilson <BR> <BR> QUESTION: What fictional place would you most like to go? <BR> <BR> There are so many places that I have gone to in my mind from the descriptions I have read in books or pictures I have seen online or on friend’s FB or Instagram, I’m not sure I could pick just one. <BR> <BR> Sadly, due to several different circumstances including the fact that my foot was pretty ten... Fri, 9 Jun 2017 08:27:29 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – June 8th QUOTE: "I am always doing that which I cannot do, in order that I may learn how to do it.." - Pablo Picasso <BR> <BR> QUESTION: What’s your favorite genre of book or movie? <BR> <BR> Often, it’s mystery. <BR> <BR> Finally I made it to the chiropractor. It was definitely helpful. I mentioned to him that my heal was hurting. He did something that helped to break up scar tissue and it’s still pretty tender even this morning. I did not make it to my step goal, but I am going to try... Thu, 8 Jun 2017 08:14:10 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – June 7th QUOTE: "Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence." - Helen Keller <BR> <BR> QUESTION: When was the last time you climbed a tree? <BR> <BR> Okay, I ask this mostly because I am curious. For me, I don’t think I have climbed a tree since I was a child. <BR> <BR> I think we are finally settling in at my office. Mary, my newest co-worker and I are getting along well. I didn’t really eat a lot yesterday, but did enjoy my fruits an... Wed, 7 Jun 2017 08:19:20 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – June 6th QUOTE: "Only I can change my life. No one can do it for me." - Carol Burnett <BR> <BR> QUESTION: How often do you play sports? <BR> <BR> I don’t really ever play sports. I enjoy bike riding and things like that, but we haven’t had much time to do that lately. I did get out at DD15’s birthday party and play frisbee with my DH. <BR> <BR> It was definitely a busy day yesterday, but I made time to get up and move. About mid-morning before it started to rain, I took a lap around the b... Tue, 6 Jun 2017 08:23:14 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – June 5th QUOTE: "Try to be a rainbow in someone's cloud." - Maya Angelou <BR> <BR> QUESTION: If you had unlimited funds to build a house that you would live in for the rest of your life, what would the finished house be like? <BR> <BR> I can’t even picture it completely, but I do know I would have a big kitchen with good counter space where I could knead bread, etc. My MIL has a pot filler, which would also be nice to have too. I think it would have to have a decent amount of windows because I d... Mon, 5 Jun 2017 07:48:03 EST Week of June 4th-June 10th "The only place you will find work before success is in the dictionary." <BR> <BR> Yesterday I got with Ruthann at her house and we finally go her Spring cleaning done. All the windows and window screened, all the curtains taken down and washed, some were put right back up, the living room got a complete change. Light fixtures cleaned, dusted, the light covers all washed and put back, and man oh man were they bright after that. <BR> <BR> After we finished up the vacuuming and mopping th... Sun, 4 Jun 2017 04:14:55 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – June 2nd QUOTE: "We must let go of the life we have planned so as to accept the one that is waiting for us." - Joseph Campbell <BR> <BR> QUESTION: What’s your favorite piece of clothing you own / owned? <BR> <BR> Hmm...I had a cool pair of Guess jeans in middle school/high school that I loved, but I think my favorite was a mini skirt that was actually almost a mini skirt for me. That says something considering I am so short. <BR> <BR> My apologies for not being able to post yesterday, but it... Fri, 2 Jun 2017 08:16:50 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – May 31st QUOTE: "I can't change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination." - Jimmy Dean <BR> <BR> QUESTION: If you didn’t have to sleep, what would you do with the extra time? <BR> <BR> I like my sleep too much so I am not even sure I can fathom that one! <BR> <BR> Yesterday was a good day for me with my goals. I may not have been 100% within my points range, but I did track everything I ate and I made a point to try to get up and walk every hour.... Wed, 31 May 2017 08:39:55 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – May 30th QUOTE: "The power of imagination makes us infinite." - John Muir <BR> <BR> QUESTION: At what age did you have your first date? <BR> <BR> I was not allowed to go on a real date until I was 16. <BR> <BR> I think that things are finally calming down in my world. Well, maybe, but my DD is going to be going to camp next week and then she is going to volunteer at the animal shelter. I hope everyone had a great Memorial Day. We enjoyed some family time with my Mom’s family. Most of w... Tue, 30 May 2017 08:19:01 EST Week of May 28th- June 3 rd. “ Success is 99 percent failure. ” <BR> <BR> As I have mentioned before, "I don't think we ever fail, until we completely stop trying." Look how many times Edison failed with the light bulb, even Michael Jordan has talked about failing from time to time. <BR> I say instead of beating ourselves up over what we think we are failing at, instead we look at some of the things that we have succeeded at. All you Mother's out there, look at the children you've brought up, all of us that are not... Sun, 28 May 2017 04:50:03 EST Week of May 21-May 27th. if you want to make good use of your time, you've got to know what's most important and then give it all you've got." Lee Iacocca <BR> <BR> It is very hard for some of us to put ourselves first, its just something that is very foreign to us. We can give our time and talents of taking care of other's all we've got, but when it comes to our on self care, we tend to take the back seat. <BR> <BR> Don't get me wrong, sometimes it can't be helped. There is sickness that can take up our time, o... Sun, 21 May 2017 04:11:53 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – May 16th QUOTE: "If you always put limit on everything you do, physical or anything else. It will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them" - Bruce Lee <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Do you think the convenience of technology is worth the loss of privacy that comes with it? <BR> <BR> Honestly, sometimes I wonder. <BR> <BR> I apologize for not being around lately, but with my co-worker leaving, it has re... Tue, 16 May 2017 15:03:07 EST Week of May 14 - May 20 "Successful Mothers are not the ones that have never struggled. They are the ones that never give up despite the struggles." <BR> <BR> Happy Mother's Day everyone, <BR> My wish for all of you today is that you'll get those visit's and phone calls, and that today of all day you just remember how important you are, not only to your own children, but the guidance you give to others. All of you have guided me, and I might be older than some of you, but I've relied upon your support and guid... Sun, 14 May 2017 04:39:31 EST Week of May 7-May 13 "If you want an happy ending to your story, then it depends, on where you stop your story." <BR> <BR> Interesting quote for today. At the beginning of the year we talked about having a brand new book to write in, with all those blank pages. Maybe your like me and the first month or so you were on fire, then the flame seem to get smothered out. Guess what...its called life. <BR> <BR> On Friday we had a visiting captain from TOPS to come and talk and share with us. This was also not her... Sun, 7 May 2017 04:41:24 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – May 1st QUOTE: “Forget the past. No one becomes successful in the past.” ~ Josh Billings <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Which movie or book do you think is ridiculously overrated? <BR> <BR> I admit that I haven’t read it, I have no desire to, but I think that the whole Fifty Shades of Gray books are overrated. <BR> <BR> I hate that I missed messaging on Thursday and Friday, but it was just a bit busy in my world. I almost didn’t go to the conference on Thursday night simply because I was still feel... Mon, 1 May 2017 14:36:46 EST April 30- May 6th "There are people who are able to plan their career, their future, but I've never had any talent for that. I just do things and hope for the best. Say yes, take a chance, and sometimes it's terrific and sometimes it's not." Christopher Walken <BR> <BR> <BR> I think we all can probably relate to this week's quote. There are days, weeks, and sometimes even months that everything just seem to fall into place. Then there are those times that as soon as our feet hit the floor, head to the ... Sun, 30 Apr 2017 04:03:36 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – April 26th QUOTE: “The present is what slips by us while we’re pondering the past and worrying about the future.” ~ Ziggy <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Have you ever...looked through someone else’s phone without their permission? <BR> <BR> I have not. <BR> <BR> I can’t say my pain went away after my appointment, but it’s a different kind of pain. Unfortunately, yesterday afternoon brought fun allergy stuff with it. I’m certain it’s a delayed reaction of sorts for the time I spent in the yard on Sunda... Wed, 26 Apr 2017 12:06:05 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – April 25th QUOTE: “Have patience with all things, but chiefly have patience with yourself. Do not lose courage in considering your own imperfections, but instantly set about remedying them - every day begin the task anew.” ~ Saint Francis de Sales <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Have you ever...fainted? <BR> <BR> I have not. <BR> <BR> Not the best day yesterday, not food-wise or work-wise. My co-worker, the one that always works earlier, gave her notice yesterday. Her last day is May 5th. It’s going ... Tue, 25 Apr 2017 12:08:44 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – April 24th QUOTE: “Most barriers to your success are man-made. And most often, you’re the man who made them.” ~ Frank Tyger <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Have you ever...worked at a fast food restaurant? <BR> <BR> No, not at fast food. My cousin did and came home smelling like fried chicken every night. I’m not sure he can even eat fried chicken to this day. <BR> <BR> Wow! What a weekend. We had hail on Friday night. My sweet husband was trying to get my car to shelter so it didn’t get hail damage... Mon, 24 Apr 2017 10:15:24 EST Week of April 22-April 30th. "The only place you find SUCCESS before WORK is in the dictionary." <BR> <BR> Good morning all, <BR> Poor Ruthann has to carry all my stuff to her car when she gets here, sure hope her arm/shoulder is feeling better. <BR> <BR> Love the quote I'm using for this week. Its just a reminder that our journey is not a quick fix, nor does it end when that so called magic number shows up on the scale. We have to continue working each and everyday, planning, tracking, getting in activity sharing ... Sat, 22 Apr 2017 04:03:48 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – April 21st QUOTE: “When things go wrong don’t go with them.” ~ Elvis Presley <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Have you ever...thought you were going to drown? <BR> <BR> Yes. I know I should be embarrassed after spending so much time on the lake, but Daddy told me not to let go of the ropes when they were trying to teach me to water ski. I got up and went straight down...they drug me behind the boat for a good bit before realizing I went down. <BR> <BR> I hit my 8,500 step goal before the end of the work... Fri, 21 Apr 2017 13:15:51 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – April 20th QUOTE: “Every artist was first an amateur.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Have you ever...been in an embarrassing video that was uploaded to YouTube? <BR> <BR> Not that I am aware of, but you never know. <BR> <BR> I hit my 8,500 step goal before the end of the work day, but managed to hit 10,000 before I went to bed. Today I am really trying to push the water earlier in the day. I feel like I’ve been procrastinating with the water and not getting it in until almost the... Thu, 20 Apr 2017 12:03:17 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – April 19th QUOTE: “Think highly of yourself because the world takes you at your own estimate.” ~ Unkown <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Have you ever...had a bad allergic reaction? <BR> <BR> Yes, I have. Usually with cats only to find when I was tested that I was allergic to cats and dogs, along with most trees and grass. <BR> <BR> Yesterday my food was not great. I didn’t plan well for today, but it’ll be okay. We wound up ordering pizza last night. I did hit my 10,000 steps and am hoping to do that... Wed, 19 Apr 2017 12:04:29 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – April 18th QUOTE: “If you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain.” ~ Dolly Parton <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Have you ever...stolen something from a restaurant? <BR> <BR> No, I have not. <BR> <BR> Yesterday was overall a good day. I hit 10,000 steps and was pretty good with my food. I had to wait until DH came and picked me up. He took my car so he and DS16 could go see one of the colleges that is not too far away. They have another on Friday to DH’s alma mater. I’ve totally been on a... Tue, 18 Apr 2017 11:48:56 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – April 17th QUOTE: “You can’t escape the responsibility of tomorrow by evading it today.” ~ Abraham Lincoln <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Have you ever...been electrocuted? <BR> <BR> No, thankfully. I did have a friend who died that way. <BR> <BR> I do hope everyone had a great holiday weekend. I do have an NSV to share. While my weight on the scale seems to be going in the wrong direction, I was able to fit in a smaller sized dress for Easter. Last year, my skirt was a 18, but my Easter dress was a... Mon, 17 Apr 2017 11:18:38 EST April 16th-April 21st. "Easter is meant to be a symbol of hope, renewal and new life." <BR> <BR> Happy Easter everyone. <em>448</em> <em>453</em> <BR> I found today's quote when I was searching for one yesterday, and I thought, ''this one hits the mark." As we put on our Easter best, which by the way I didn't buy a new outfit, or a hat, but as we get together with family, and friends lets enjoy the time of company, and catching up and not so much time on ''hey kid you got any jelly beans in that basket?" ... Sun, 16 Apr 2017 04:10:54 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – April 13th QUOTE: “Worry is the darkroom in which negatives are developed..” ~ Church billboard in CO <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Have you ever...been to a fashion show? <BR> <BR> I have not. I’m not sure that would be my cup of tea. <BR> <BR> Already made a short trek around the back part of the building. I am hoping that I can get a walk around the whole building at lunch time. I have my lunch. Unless we have last minute requests, my plan is to head straight to my meeting after I leave work. ... Thu, 13 Apr 2017 11:28:01 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – April 12th QUOTE: “Too many people miss the silver lining because they’re expecting gold.” ~ Maurice Setter <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Have you ever...gone scuba diving? <BR> <BR> I have not, but I would love to do it. <BR> <BR> I am happy for mid-week! Our office is closed on Friday but we have some errands to run. While my meal plan hasn’t gone quite as smoothly as I had planned, with a little help from DH, we are almost a meal ahead. I prepared a meatloaf already for tonight and we’ve browned... Wed, 12 Apr 2017 12:02:46 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – April 11th QUOTE: “Stop living life for what’s around the corner &amp; start enjoying the walk down the street.” ~ Grant L. Miller <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Have you ever...been on a fad diet? <BR> <BR> Too many to count and I wouldn’t even want to try. It’s part of the reason that I’m sticking with Weight Watchers. I know it works if I work the plan. <BR> <BR> I didn’t get as much done as I would have liked, but I did what I could. Although the recipe says the baked spaghetti serves 6, but th... Tue, 11 Apr 2017 13:35:12 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – April 10th QUOTE: “When I am anxious it is because I am living in the future. When I am depressed it is because I am living in the past.” ~ Unknown <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Have you ever...worn glasses without lenses? <BR> <BR> Not that I can recall. <BR> <BR> This weekend definitely did not go as planned. I didn’t make it to the car show. :-( However, I did get some grocery shopping done AND got a partial meal plan together. I am excited about that. Lots of fruit was purchased. I’m going ... Mon, 10 Apr 2017 12:22:12 EST Week of April 9th-April 15th "The key to accomplishment is DESIRE" <BR> <BR> Good morning All, <BR> <BR> Palm Sunday, cannot believe that this time next week I'll be wishing you all a Happy Easter. <BR> <BR> This week let's talk ''DESIRE," and just how badly we want to get to goal. Let me go on record with, ''I want to be at goal, but I can also honestly say I'm not big on all the work that has to be done." I say this, and at the same time I miss not doing my daily bike rides. Don't tell Ruthann, but I got on t... Sun, 9 Apr 2017 04:18:15 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – April 7th QUOTE: “Instead of comparing our lot with that of those who are more fortunate than we are, we should compare it with the lot of the great majority of our fellow men. It then appears that we are among the privileged..” ~ Helen Keller <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Have you ever...been without heat for a winter or without A/C for a summer? <BR> <BR> Technically, when I was younger after my parents divorced, we only had one window unit and it wasn’t big enough to cool down our whole house. I spent ... Fri, 7 Apr 2017 12:35:16 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – April 6th QUOTE: “People take different roads seeking fulfillment &amp; happiness. Just because they’re not on your road doesn’t mean they’ve gotten lost.” ~ H. Jackson Brown, Jr. <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Have you ever...been to a country in Asia? <BR> <BR> No, I haven’t.. <BR> <BR> So sorry I haven’t posted, but I woke up with a migraine on Tuesday and still had it on Wednesday. I made it to work on Wednesday, but literally sat in the dark all day. I finally felt almost normal this morning.... Thu, 6 Apr 2017 12:54:18 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – April 3rd QUOTE: “Success usually comes down to choosing the pain of discipline over the ease of distraction.” ~ James Clear, Blog <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Have you started on your goals for April? <BR> <BR> Not like I should have. <BR> <BR> It was a busy but good weekend. I spent some time with my BFF who had gastric bypass in February. It sometimes amazes me how we live maybe 2 blocks apart, but don’t see each other more and then we do and we easily spend a couple of hours talking like no t... Mon, 3 Apr 2017 08:31:55 EST Week of April 2-8th Our dreams are made up of real things, just like snapshots in a shoe box." <BR> <BR> Here we are brand new week, and a brand new month. What will you do this month differently to get closer to your goal? Will it be tracking, will it be more planning, will it be following through on all these things? There may well be one or two that won't have to do anything different, except staying the course, and that can be a real job in itself. <BR> <BR> Whatever goal you have set for yourself this ... Sun, 2 Apr 2017 04:05:58 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – March 31st QUOTE: “With strength and determination you can do anything you want in life, as long as you believe in yourself, because if you don’t, no one else will.” ~ Arnold Schwarzenegger <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Have you a whole novel in one day? <BR> <BR> No, I haven’t, but not for lack of trying. <BR> <BR> Yesterday was good. Rushed home, ate dinner, headed to the vet with all the dogs. I was fighting a headache all day, but I managed to push past it. I have to take the boys to... Fri, 31 Mar 2017 08:16:04 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – March 30th QUOTE: “You wake up with a list of all the people you’d rather be. But you’re already on everyone else’s list.” ~ Iain Thomas, I Wrote This For You <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Have you a whole novel in one day? <BR> <BR> No, I haven’t, but not for lack of trying. <BR> <BR> So calories don’t count on your birthday, right? Lunch for me wound up being a cupcake and a half. Dinner was a Jersey Mike’s sandwich, which was free because it was my birthday. It was also the Jersey Mi... Thu, 30 Mar 2017 11:20:02 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – March 29th QUOTE: “Truly enlightened people never seek to be like others. Rather, they seek to be superior to their former selves. Don’t race against others. Race against yourself.” ~ Robin S. Sharma, The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Have you ever...spent a night in the woods with no shelter? <BR> <BR> No, I have not. <BR> <BR> It was little busy yesterday, but not overwhelmingly so. Although my co-worker noticed she had a spot, which she assumed was a spider bite, but got... Wed, 29 Mar 2017 08:11:25 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – March 28th QUOTE: “You learn so much from taking chances, whether they work out or not. Either way, you can grow from the experience and become stronger and smarter.” ~ John Legend <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Have you ever...gone vegan? <BR> <BR> No, I have not. I done meatless from time to time, but not as a lifestyle. <BR> <BR> Yesterday was busy, but not so busy that I couldn’t breathe. I am thankful for that. The beginning of the morning was rough since I was catching up on the emails from last ... Tue, 28 Mar 2017 10:14:50 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – March 27th QUOTE: “Being on a spiritual path does not prevent you from facing times of darkness. But it teaches you how to use the darkness as a tool to grow.” ~ Unknown <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Have you ever...bungee jumped? <BR> <BR> No, I have not. I have considered it, but I am not sure I could do it. <BR> <BR> I am feeling like I need a few days of vacation to catch up and feel rested after last week. Alas, I do not have that kind of time. It’s my birthday week and I’m not sure how I’m goin... Mon, 27 Mar 2017 08:36:43 EST Week of March 26-April 1. Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, we have within us the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to make the changes we need to make in our lives." <BR> <BR> Yesterday I received the results from my bone density (DEXA) scan I had done last Thursday. The results I have to admit make absolutely no sense to me, so I'll give them Monday to contact me to explain this, if they don't then I'll call them on Tuesday. This is what the outcome was. <BR>... Sun, 26 Mar 2017 03:52:41 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – March 24th QUOTE: “Beginning today, treat everyone you meet as if they were going to be dead by midnight. Extend to them all the care, kindness, and understanding you can muster, and do it with no thought of any reward. Your life will never be the same again.” ~ Og Mandino <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Have you ever...lied about a family member dying as an excuse to get out of doing something? <BR> <BR> Not that I can think of. I did lie to a guy that asked me out and told him that I was having my first d... Fri, 24 Mar 2017 08:35:08 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – March 21st QUOTE: “Blessed is he who speaks a kindness; thrice blessed is he who repeats it.” ~ Arabia proverb <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Have you ever...thrown something into a TV or computer screen? <BR> <BR> I think I did when I was younger and into watching sports. <BR> <BR> One of these days life will be back to normal and I’ll be able to post daily again. Yesterday I woke up absolutely miserable. Allergies are still getting me, but I’m hoping that in a couple more months, but definitely by th... Tue, 21 Mar 2017 14:25:33 EST Week of March 19th-25th I told the doctor I broke my leg in two places, he said stop going to those places." <BR> H. Youngman <BR> <BR> Here we are embarking upon not only a brand new day, but a brand new week. This one has no blemishes on it at all. In other words, we have a clean, never used slate to work with today. So let's get started off on the right food. <BR> <BR> As Mr. Youngman's doctor told him, ''don't go back ... Sun, 19 Mar 2017 04:06:51 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – March 14 QUOTE: “The real and most dangerous opponents we face are fear, anger, confusion, doubt, and despair. If we overcome those enemies that attack us from within, we can attain a true victory over any attack from without.” ~ Morihei Ueshiba, Budo Secrets <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Have you ever...had a tree house? <BR> <BR> No, I have not. My DH started building one for the kids, but his parents sold the house before he finished it. <BR> <BR> So sorry that I didn’t get a chance to post yeste... Tue, 14 Mar 2017 15:05:52 EST Week of March 12th-18th "A strong person is not one who doesn't cry. A strong person is the one who cries and sheds tears for a moment, then gets up and fights again." <BR> <BR> I love today's quote, actually borrowed it from something Blanche shared on FB, thanks Blanche. <BR> I feel this fits the most of us, over the years we have shared our success and our sorrows. We have supported each other, whether it was waiting for a medical report, loss of a loved one, cheering each other on when we lose a pound or a qu... Sun, 12 Mar 2017 04:16:02 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – March 10th QUOTE: “If you’re feeling really sad, there is only one reason: it’s because you’re deleting all the reasons you could be feeling good. And if you’re feeling good, it’s because you’re deleting all the bad things you could be focusing on.” ~ Anthony Robbins, Awaken the Giant Within <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Have you ever...gone hunting? <BR> <BR> Unless this is referring to hunting for the perfect dress, um, no. I have friend that hunt, but I have never been myself. <BR> <BR> It was a bus... Fri, 10 Mar 2017 11:44:42 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – March 9th QUOTE: “Each moment of our life, we either invoke or destroy our dreams.” ~ Stuart Wilde, via Blog of Jonathan Fields <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Have you ever...chipped a tooth? <BR> <BR> Not that I recall, although I could have as a child and just don’t remember it. <BR> <BR> You know when you have one of those days where it seems everything is complicated? That was my day yesterday. I had one deed in particular that required 16 different signature pages. I wound printing off the email ... Thu, 9 Mar 2017 08:18:55 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – March 8th QUOTE: “Motivation is a fire from within. If someone else tries to light that fire under you, chances are it will burn very briefly.” ~ Stephen Covey <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Have you ever...texted for four hours straight? <BR> <BR> Honestly, I don’t think I have. My DD14, on the other hand, I think it’s safe to say that she has. <BR> <BR> It was a busy day at the office and I wound up staying late. I did, however, take about 15 minutes or so and eat in the kitchen, which I rarely do. ... Wed, 8 Mar 2017 10:09:36 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – March 7th QUOTE: “Truly enlightened people never seek to be like others. Rather, they seek to be superior to their former selves. Don’t race against others. Race against yourself.” ~ Robin S. Sharma, The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Have you ever...worked with someone I hated with the burning passion of a thousand suns? <BR> <BR> No, I can’t say that I have. I’ve not liked someone I work with, but most of the time I can stay professional enough not to openly show it.. <BR> ... Tue, 7 Mar 2017 08:33:48 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 03/06 QUOTE: Move out of your comfort zone. You can only grow if you are willing to feel awkward and uncomfortable when you try something new. ~ Brian Tracy <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Have you ever...cried in public because of a song? <BR> <BR> Yes, I am certain that I have. <BR> <BR> While I didn’t accomplish everything that I had planned for the weekend, I did get some salads made and some fruit cups. I feel good about having a plan in place, while it may not be perfect and may be ever changi... Mon, 6 Mar 2017 11:00:55 EST Week of March 5th-March 11th “ Build up your weaknesses until they become your strong points. ” <BR> ~Knute Rockne <BR> <BR> Here we are beginning another week, and as most of the Winter has been it sounds as if its going to be wild and crazy weather week, and as we all know none of us have control over the weather. HOWEVER, there is something we do have control over and that is what we plan to eat, the portions we plan on having, driving by the fast food places, not being caught out without a snack of some sort. All ... Sun, 5 Mar 2017 04:16:44 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 03/03 QUOTE:The best preparation for tomorrow is doing your best today. ~ H. Jackson Brown, Jr. <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Have you ever...danced in an elevator? <BR> <BR> Not sure I have danced in an elevator, although I probably did when I was younger. I have definitely danced in the car. <BR> <BR> I think it is safe to say that my DD14 shared the stomach bug that she had last week. I woke up yesterday feeling like I got hit by a truck. I have not gone to get a shot this week at all, so I ho... Fri, 3 Mar 2017 11:20:12 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – March 1st QUOTE: “Most men pursue pleasure with such breathless haste that they hurry past it.” ~ Søren Kierkegaard, via How To Live A Good Life <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Have you ever...had someone slap me across the face? <BR> <BR> No, I can’t say that I have. <BR> <BR> I wish I could figure out what is going on to make me not feel good. I didn’t even go get my allergy shot this morning. I am trying to push past it, but hoping to be able to rest this weekend. DD14 is supposed to go to a youth c... Wed, 1 Mar 2017 12:30:13 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 02/28 QUOTE: “If you want to make your dreams come true, the first thing you have to do is wake up.” ~ J.M. Power <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Have you ever...dyed my hair a crazy color? <BR> <BR> No, I can’t say that I have. I won’t lie and say I haven’t thought about it, but I haven’t because in order to make any color show up all the way through my hair is to bleach it and I won’t do that kind of damage. Although I will say that where my hair has gone gray that it would probably take there, but I... Tue, 28 Feb 2017 11:36:16 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – Feb. 27th QUOTE: “A man is not finished when he’s defeated; he’s finished when he quits.” ~ Richard M. Nixon <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Have you ever...accidentally sent someone to the hospital? <BR> <BR> No, I can’t say that I have or at least not that I am aware of. <BR> <BR> So sorry I didn’t post much last week, but with my co-worker out, I was at work early and stayed late and tried not to get on the computer when I got home because I was tired of staring at a screen. Needless to say I was ... Mon, 27 Feb 2017 08:24:57 EST Week of February 26- March 4th “ To get what you've never had, you must do what you've never done. ” <BR> <BR> WOW!!!! Here we are a new week already, and not only that a new month upon us. Time marches on, whether we do anything at all. <BR> <BR> I've used this week's quote before, but it still remains true. To get anything out of life we have to want it bad enough and work hard enough to get there. I realized sometime ago that I will not get down to 167 pounds like I did when I reached my goal back in 2009 with Wei... Sun, 26 Feb 2017 04:25:47 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 02/21 QUOTE: “You only ever grow as a human being if you’re outside your comfort zone.” ~ Percy Cerutty <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Have you ever...snuck into a movie? <BR> <BR> No, I can’t say that I have. <BR> <BR> It was an overall productive weekend. DS16 spent time with his girlfriend to celebrate their 3 month anniversary. DD14 went to watch a movie with her grandparents on Saturday afternoon. DH and I went to a Lego resale shop. I know it sounds cheesy, but we enjoyed ourselves. Su... Tue, 21 Feb 2017 11:04:49 EST February 19th-25th “ One of the most beautiful gifts in the world is the gift of encouragement. When someone encourages you, that person helps you over a threshold you might otherwise never have crossed on your own. ” <BR> <BR> I look at our group here and feel we do encourage one another to keep going. I know this because if it were not the encouragement I've received from all of you I would have given up a long time ago. <BR> <BR> This gift is not wrapped in pretty paper or even tied with a fancy bow, b... Sun, 19 Feb 2017 04:02:19 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 02/17 QUOTE: “If you can’t fly then run, if you can’t run then walk, if you can’t walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward.” ~ Martin Luther King Jr. <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Have you ever...thrown up on a roller coaster <BR> <BR> No, I can’t say that I have. <BR> <BR> I was not feeling well so I just headed straight home and didn’t go to weigh in. I did, however, check myself on my scale and I was up 2 lbs. My hope is that seeing that on the scale, even if it ... Fri, 17 Feb 2017 11:11:22 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 02/16 QUOTE: “Inspiration is for amateurs. The rest of us just show up and get to work.” ~ Chuck Close <BR> <BR> QUESTION: What is your weather today? <BR> <BR> It is sunny and we are expecting a high of 66 degrees today. <BR> <BR> I went home last night with a migraine. It certainly did not go the way I had planned. DS16 came home and started the potatoes and DH finished them. I was able to eat something and then went promptly to sleep. At least it has eased. Unfortunately, DH wok... Thu, 16 Feb 2017 12:50:27 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 02/15 QUOTE: “For me, winning isn’t something that happens suddenly on the field when the whistle blows and the crowds roar. Winning is something that builds physically and mentally every day that you train and every night that you dream.” ~ Emmitt Smith <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Have you ever…sung karaoke in front of people? <BR> <BR> No, I have not. <BR> <BR> Sorry this is so late. It’s been a busy day so far! I hope that everyone had a good Valentine’s Day. While I didn’t get flowers l... Wed, 15 Feb 2017 14:19:24 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 2/14 QUOTE: “A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable, but more useful than a life spent doing nothing.” ~ George Bernard Shaw, via Blog of Jonathan Fields <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Have you ever…been awake for two days straight? <BR> <BR> Not that I can recall. If I have, it’s been many, many years ago. My body and I are very fond of sleep, so I have to nap, at least. <BR> <BR> I am sorry I didn’t post at all yesterday. I was in a bit of a mood so I didn’t really get online... Tue, 14 Feb 2017 11:51:58 EST Week of February 12-18th. “ All our dreams can come true if we have the courage to pursue them. ” <BR> <BR> Each of us have dreams that we wonder if we will ever make come true. This morning my dream is making it to a weight I can be comfortable. Now trust me that will not be the insurance chart weight, it wasn't that when I made it to goal the first time. I know I can get there, I've done it before. There are days I'm willing to work harder than other days, but that's okay to because ''I'm only human." <BR> <... Sun, 12 Feb 2017 04:21:28 EST Hi Hello ladies, thought I would stop by to say Hi. Trust you are all doing well. <BR> It's been awhile sense I have been on here. <BR> Liz Fri, 10 Feb 2017 18:32:09 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 02/10 QUOTE: “If you have made mistakes, even serious ones, there is always another chance for you. What we call failure is not the falling down, but the staying down.” ~ Mary Pickford <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Have you ever…had a crush on a friend’s parent? <BR> <BR> No, I can’t say that I have. <BR> <BR> I didn’t hit my step goal yesterday, but I really think that after I pushed myself so hard last week that my body is telling me to scale it back a little bit. I was able to get into the chi... Fri, 10 Feb 2017 11:50:00 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 02/09 QUOTE: “Thought is the original source of all wealth, all success, all material gain, all great discoveries and inventions, and all achievement.” ~ Claude M. Bristol <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Have you ever…pressed send and then immediately regretted it? <BR> <BR> Yes, I have, but not recently. <BR> <BR> I hit my FitBit step goal of 8,500 but not my personal goal of 10,000. My ribs started hurting so I decided that I wouldn’t push it. I’ve called the chiropractor, but haven’t heard back... Thu, 9 Feb 2017 11:25:25 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 2/8 QUOTE: “The body does not want you to do this. As you run, it tells you to stop but the mind must be strong. You always go too far for your body. You must handle the pain with strategy… It is not age; it is not diet. It is the will to succeed.” ~ Jacqueline Gareau, 1980 Boston Marathon Champ <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Have you ever…been so sun burnt I couldn’t wear a shirt? <BR> <BR> Yes, I have, but not recently. <BR> <BR> It was an okay day yesterday. My boss gave me some busy work to do... Wed, 8 Feb 2017 11:21:54 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – Feb. 7th QUOTE: “My will shall shape my future. Whether I fail or succeed shall be no man’s doing but my own. I am the force; I can clear any obstacle before me or I can be lost in the maze. My choice; my responsibility; win or lose, only I hold the key to my destiny.” ~ Elaine Maxwell <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Have you ever…been trapped in an elevator? <BR> <BR> No, I have not. There are some I have been afraid of being trapped in, but thankfully I was not. <BR> <BR> It was hit and miss busy yest... Tue, 7 Feb 2017 08:41:15 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – Feb. 6th QUOTE: “If it is to be, it is up to me.” ~ Unknown <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Have you ever…hitchhiked? <BR> <BR> No, I have not. <BR> <BR> Overall it was a good weekend. Date night was fun. While we really didn’t do anything besides have dinner, just getting away just us was fun. I got to have my steak, baked potato, salad and all. I tracked everything. Although I was feeling a little lost Saturday while I was home alone and I wound up going a bit overboard with the food. I tracked i... Mon, 6 Feb 2017 08:12:04 EST Week of February 5-11 Difficulties mastered are opportunities won. ” <BR> <BR> I had this light bulb moment on Friday while sitting in my TOPS meeting. We were talking about all the DIET'S we have tried. I knew I was not alone, due to my fellow TOPS member had even tried some I had never heard of. The thing that gave me the ''Light Bulb" moment, was when I realized that each and everyone of us quit those DIET'S due to one main thing. WE none had never made it a "lifestyle" change. <BR> <BR> So many just lik... Sun, 5 Feb 2017 04:01:03 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – Feb. 3rd QUOTE: “For many years of my life I thought one came down with a mood just as one comes down with a cold. But slowly I learned that moods are a product of purposeful unconsciousness and can be rectified by the very consciousness one worked so hard to evade.” ~ Robert A. Johnson, He <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Have you ever…shared your sucker with your dog? <BR> <BR> No, but I’ve shared my bag of popcorn with my dog. My Daisy loved to watch tv and eat popcorn with me. <BR> <BR> A little bus... Fri, 3 Feb 2017 08:03:31 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – Feb. 2nd QUOTE: “For many years of my life I thought one came down with a mood just as one comes down with a cold. But slowly I learned that moods are a product of purposeful unconsciousness and can be rectified by the very consciousness one worked so hard to evade.” ~ Robert A. Johnson, He <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Have you ever…accidentally said “I love you” to someone.? <BR> <BR> Yes, I have. It is something that Mom and I have always said before finishing a conversation, so I do it with most fami... Thu, 2 Feb 2017 08:43:00 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – Feb. 1st QUOTE: “The victory of success is half won when one gains the habit of setting goals and achieving them.” ~ Og Mandino <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Have you ever…ridden in a limo? <BR> <BR> Yes, I have. Usually for prom or something special, but I have. <BR> <BR> Yesterday was really not that busy, but when my co-workers both left, I had to handle the box myself, I was appreciating it wasn’t so busy. I hit my stride yesterday and hit 10,000 steps before 1 p.m. and was determined to hit 15,... Wed, 1 Feb 2017 07:56:50 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – Jan. 31st QUOTE: “The more action you take, the more you want to take action.” ~ The Minimalists, Everything That Remains <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Have you ever…been in the hospital? <BR> <BR> A few times, although it seems to be less and less these days because they have the surgical centers. <BR> <BR> Yesterday was busy enough that I felt busy, but not so busy that I was overwhelmed. I hit my stride yesterday and hit 10,000 steps shortly after noon. I haven’t done that in ages. I almost hit 1... Tue, 31 Jan 2017 08:28:03 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – Jan. 30th QUOTE: “Every free action has two causes that come together to produce it. One is moral, the will that determines the act; the other is physical, the power that executes the will to act.” ~ J.J. Rouseau <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Have you ever…had a paranormal experience? <BR> <BR> Not that I recall. <BR> <BR> It was not a bad weekend. Although, I admit that I didn’t do much other than read and go to the library. I enjoyed the downtime, though. Proud to say that I did not stray from my ... Mon, 30 Jan 2017 07:56:46 EST January 29-February 4th. Welcome everyone to a brand new week. If for whatever reason you didnt do as well as you had hoped last week...well you get another chance. <BR> <BR> Ive been thinking a lot about why I have had such struggles, these past two years. I would start out like gang busters, and by the third week, well, I was pretty much done. Before, I could talk the talk, about making lifestyle changes, but it was more lip service than anything else. I'm not sure when it happened, but something has and now I... Sun, 29 Jan 2017 03:52:53 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – Jan 27th QUOTE: “It is better to make many small steps in the right direction than to make a great leap forward only to stumble backward.” ~ Proverb <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Have you ever…woken up and couldn’t move? <BR> <BR> Not that I recall. However, my allergies were so bad when I was a child that there were a number of mornings when I would wake up and not be able to open my eyes because the “gunk” would be so bad that my Mom would have to get a warm rag and help me get it off so I could open my... Fri, 27 Jan 2017 11:36:19 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – Jan. 26th QUOTE: “Joy is what happens to us when we allow ourselves to recognize how good things really are.” ~ Marianne Williamson <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Have you ever…dined and dashed? <BR> <BR> Not that I recall. Although we did have a situation once where we went out with my uncle and did leave without paying. My Uncle was teasing my dad and said that they paid for all of it. My dad thought he was serious and so he told the staff at Pizza Inn that my uncle paid for it already. We didn’t find ... Thu, 26 Jan 2017 10:39:13 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – Jan. 25th QUOTE: “Some things you have to do every day. Eating seven apples on Saturday night instead of one a day just isn’t going to get the job done.” ~ Jim Rohn <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Have you ever…gotten stitches? <BR> <BR> Only after surgery. <BR> <BR> Seriously, I hope things pick up soon at work. I did not have nearly enough to do yesterday and I almost asked Jarrod to bring my book to me when he came back. I managed to make it until my co-worker left and then I was finally able to pul... Wed, 25 Jan 2017 08:09:17 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – Jan. 24th QUOTE: “Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can.” ~ Unknown <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Have you ever…cheated on a test? <BR> <BR> No, I have not. <BR> <BR> It was an okay day at the office, not super busy, but I had stuff to do for most of the day. I was reminded of my Mom over the weekend while I was trying to get stuff done yesterday. I swear my Mom was like a magician. She could make beans one day and we’d eat beans and cornbread, then she’d turn the beans into chili... Tue, 24 Jan 2017 08:00:58 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – Jan. 23rd QUOTE: “Getting over a painful experience is much like crossing monkey bars. You have to let go at some point in order to move forward.” ~ C.S. Lewis <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Have you ever…had a surprise party thrown for you? <BR> <BR> No, I have not. <BR> <BR> It was a busy but good weekend. Unfortunately, I did not make it to weigh in. I got sidetracked with grocery shopping and meal prepping and then going to pick up my future DIL’s dress. We all were up late on Friday night so we s... Mon, 23 Jan 2017 08:36:30 EST Week of January 22-28 “ You are today where your thoughts have brought you; you will be tomorrow where your thoughts take you. ” <BR> <BR> I cannot believe we already on the last full week of January. Time is going way too fast. <BR> <BR> Good morning everyone, <BR> I hope as you look back on this past week each have learned something about ourselves, that will help us to be successful this week. Again, this is where the planning comes into play. This entire week I had each meal planned and I know how much ... Sun, 22 Jan 2017 04:15:52 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – Jan. 20th QUOTE: “Sometimes the best teacher is our most recent failure.” ~ The Minimalists, Everything That Remains <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Have you ever…completely forgot your lines in a play? <BR> <BR> I can honestly say no. When I had the lead, I practiced and practiced to make sure that didn’t happen. <BR> <BR> It was a bit hit and miss again yesterday and it looks like it will be that way again today. I did not make it to weigh in since Chris was still working on Jarrod’s car when it was t... Fri, 20 Jan 2017 11:26:17 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – Jan. 19th QUOTE: “What you don’t do determines what you can do.” ~ Tim Ferriss, via James Clear’s Blog <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Have you ever…tried to cut your own hair? <BR> <BR> Yep, mostly in my younger years. To the point that my Mom made me promise her that I would never touch a pair of scissors to cut my own hair. <BR> <BR> Sorry for the late start, but Jarrod is staying with us for the rest of the week. Not feeling any better since going to the doctor on Monday, doctor said that if I wasn’... Thu, 19 Jan 2017 11:22:41 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – Jan. 18th QUOTE: “Who apart from ourselves, can see any difference between our victories and our defeats?” ~ Christopher Fry <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Have you ever…broken a bone? <BR> <BR> Not until adulthood. <BR> <BR> I slept in the ice packs again last night, but my arms feel so much better today. I just hope that it helps in the long run. Yesterday was an okay day, but I wished I had been busier. The “to do” list is making a comeback in my world. We have gotten a big desk calendar (that I’m... Wed, 18 Jan 2017 08:21:33 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – Jan. 17th QUOTE: “An individual has not started living until he can rise above the narrow confines of his individualistic concerns to the broader concerns of all humanity.” ~ Martin Luther King Jr. <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Have you ever…walked out of a movie because it was bad? <BR> <BR> No, I don’t recall having done that, but have felt like it a few times. <BR> <BR> So my arms are still very itchy after icing them most of the day, taking Benedryl and using anti-itch cream. I think if I can just ke... Tue, 17 Jan 2017 08:41:06 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – Jan. 16 QUOTE: “You can’t live a positive life with a negative mind.” ~ unknown <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Have you ever…shoplifted? <BR> <BR> If I am really honest, yes, when I was a young stupid teenager, I gave into peer pressure from a cousin. And to be really honest, I was trying so hard to get caught. I lived with a guilty conscious over that for many years. I finally figured out that I had to forgive myself. <BR> <BR> Well, today’s the day that I go sit for 4 to 4.5 hours worth of shots. I... Mon, 16 Jan 2017 07:57:30 EST Week of January 15-21 Never go to a doctor whose office plants have died. ” <BR> <BR> You have to love Erma Bombec, she always had funny stuff to share, and it got me to thinking. Should we take weight loss advice from those that have a Twinkie in one hand and a sugar pop in the other, and proceeds to tell you, ''we all need a down day." It doesn't work for me, not is it working for the Twinkie holding sugar pop slurping person. <BR> <BR> We come here each day not only to share our woes and challenges we face ... Sun, 15 Jan 2017 04:26:41 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – January 13th QUOTE: “The key is not to prioritize what’s on your schedule, but to schedule your priorities.” ~ Stephen Covey <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Have you ever… gone surfing? <BR> <BR> I have never, but one of these days, I think it could be fun to try. <BR> <BR> I think that spending the time last night at my meeting and staying at the newbie meeting was a good choice. I feel like it was a good choice for me to help me refocus. I lost 0.8 this week. I was not as prepared as I like to be with lun... Fri, 13 Jan 2017 08:40:55 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – January 12th QUOTE: “Once you learn to quit, it becomes a habit.” ~ Vince Lombardi <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Have you ever… pressured someone into getting a tattoo or piercing? <BR> <BR> Since I don’t have piercings other than the ones in my ears that have grown up and I have no tattoos, I have not pressures anyone into getting either one. <BR> <BR> Not really much busier yesterday. It was coming in spurts. Yesterday was one of those days that I struggled to get to 10,000 and had to do a few laps aroun... Thu, 12 Jan 2017 08:29:14 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – January 11th QUOTE: “Once you learn to quit, it becomes a habit.” ~ Vince Lombardi <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Have you ever… been arrested? <BR> <BR> That’s a definite no for me. <BR> <BR> It was a little busier yesterday, for which I was thankful. I have really been trying to hit my 10,000 steps per day. I have had success the last two days. Although I admit I was so close, like 26 steps, that I walked around the house to make sure I hit 10,000 steps. We headed over to pick up the coffee mugs and I g... Wed, 11 Jan 2017 08:38:58 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – January 10th QUOTE: “The universal truth is beyond question – the only people who excel are those who have decided to do so. Great doctors or speakers or skiers or writers or musicians are great because somewhere along the way, they made the choice.” ~ Seth Godin, Whatcha Gonna Do With That Duck? <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Have you ever… had a bad fall because I was walking and texting? <BR> <BR> I have fallen while walking and talking, I don’t remember a specific time that I fell because I was walking and... Tue, 10 Jan 2017 08:29:35 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – Jan. 9th QUOTE: “Rule your mind or it will rule you.” ~ Horace <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Have you ever… ridden an animal? <BR> <BR> Yes, I have been horseback riding many times. <BR> <BR> Sorry all that I was MIA this weekend. I was fighting that headache I’ve had for too long on for most of the day on Saturday. When I finally got up and about, we headed to do some cleaning at the church, with a quick stop at the library on the way, and then headed to Fry’s to pick up my new KitchenAid. Yes, the h... Mon, 9 Jan 2017 11:52:32 EST January 8th-January 14th Question: How has your first week of 2017 been? <BR> <BR> For each of us the answer will be different as it should be. So I'll begin bY saying , "my week has gone great.". As of going to bed last night I woke up thinking , " I've been on trackand in control for an entire. week!! ". As all of you know this is such a good feeling, being in control, knowing what my next meal will consist of , bringing out my food scale again, digging out the measuring cups and spoons. That is called being p... Sun, 8 Jan 2017 03:57:45 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – January 6th QUOTE: “A friend is someone who walks into a room when everyone else is walking out.” ~ Gary Moore <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Have you ever...set my or someone else’s hair on fire on purpose? <BR> <BR> I have not. Although, as long as it is now, I could accidentally and I’m not sure I’d realize it for a minute. <BR> <BR> <BR> While the headache is still there, but not nearly as bad as it could be, I’m glad the nausea has eased. My boss actually recommended one of the groups on the list tha... Fri, 6 Jan 2017 09:49:43 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – Jan 5th QUOTE: “Each moment of our life, we either invoke or destroy our dreams.” ~ Stuart Wilde, via Blog of Jonathan Fields <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Have you ever...seen an alligator or crocodile in the wild? <BR> <BR> I have not. <BR> <BR> <BR> I literally spent yesterday in bed. I think the 1,000 steps I got was going back and forth to the restroom and when I went to the doctor. She did a neuro test on me and gave me migraine meds and anti-nausea meds. Ironically enough, I can deal with the... Thu, 5 Jan 2017 08:13:51 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – Jan. 3rd QUOTE: “Each day that we live, we’re taking in new information, ideas, concepts, experiences, and sensations. We need to consciously stand guard at the doors of our minds to make sure that whatever we’re allowing to enter will cause our lives to be enriched, that the experiences we pursue will add to our stockpile of possibility.” ~ Anthony Robbins, Awaken the Giant Within <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Did you...see the ball drop/stay up until midnight or later on New Year’s Eve? <BR> <BR> I did not... Tue, 3 Jan 2017 07:54:00 EST New Year's Day 2017-Jan. 7th, 2017 "The 3 C's of life: Choices. Chances. Changes. You must make a CHOICE to take a CHANCE or life will never CHANGE." Zig Ziglar <BR> <BR> Good morning everyone, and HAPPY NEW's 2017. <BR> <BR> I remember my first post from last year and it was about how we have a clean slate, 365 days to write a new story, etc. I'm not going to complain about what I did or didn't do in 2016, but today I have begun 2017, on a good, positive note. I got on that bike first thing this morning, e... Sun, 1 Jan 2017 04:38:07 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – Dec. 30th QUOTE: “The only way you learn is by failure.” - Debbie Reynolds <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Have you...started on your goals for the new year? <BR> <BR> I am refusing to make resolutions, but I will set goals for myself. I have ideas bouncing around in my head, but I have not yet written them down. I need to do that. <BR> <BR> <BR> Weigh-in was about what I expected. I gained 1.6 so I am currently at 200.2. I am hoping to take some time with this extra day added to the weekend to get some ... Fri, 30 Dec 2016 08:23:52 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – December 29th QUOTE: “The primary cause of unhappiness is never the situation but your thoughts about it.” ~ Eckhart Tolle <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Have you ever...jumped from a roof? <BR> <BR> That is a definite and unequivocal NO. <BR> <BR> <BR> Not an overwhelmingly busy day, but thankfully I was able to shut things down close to 5 last night. I am planning on weighing in tonight. I’m finding with this new car that I am having difficulty driving to the places that I don’t always go, but honestly, WW ... Thu, 29 Dec 2016 08:10:36 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – December 28th QUOTE: “As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them. ” ~ John F. Kennedy <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Have you ever...walked for more than six hours? <BR> <BR> Honestly, when the walk-a-thon was based on time and not mileage when I was in middle school, that’s a possibility, but I don’t think so. <BR> <BR> <BR> It was a busy day, but I made it safely to and from work in my new car. Definitely is going to be an adjust... Wed, 28 Dec 2016 08:25:45 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – Dec. 27th QUOTE: “Taking chances on opportunities, even if they aren’t right for you, gives you a clearer picture of where you want to go with your life and career.” ~ Lauren Bush Lauren <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Have you ever...ruined someone else’s vacation? <BR> <BR> Not that I recall, but possibly when I was much younger. <BR> <BR> <BR> It was a busy few days. There were some tears shed, but overall it was a good time with family. We did wind up going to my Aunt’s house. I was prepared to make d... Tue, 27 Dec 2016 08:23:28 EST Christmas Day-December 31 Merry Christmas and Happy Hanukkah. <BR> <BR> Today all I will say is this. <BR> <BR> Enjoy those your with today, because we never know what tomorrow might bring. Hug those you hug just a little bit tighter, and those that want to tell the same old stories over and over, lets just listen with patience. Love each other, and most of all let's show ourselves a little more love today. <BR> <BR> Wishing all of you many blessings today and always. <BR> <BR> Love, <BR> Joan <em>446</em> Sun, 25 Dec 2016 04:30:18 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – December 23rd QUOTE: “My will shall shape my future. Whether I fail or succeed shall be no man’s doing but my own. I am the force; I can clear any obstacle before me or I can be lost in the maze. My choice; my responsibility; win or lose, only I hold the key to my destiny.” ~ Elaine Maxwell <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Have you ever...snooped through a friend’s bathroom or bedroom without them knowing? <BR> <BR> Not that I recall, but there was a time when I was young and stupid. <BR> <BR> <BR> I do hope ther... Fri, 23 Dec 2016 08:28:41 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – December 22nd QUOTE: “Thoughts disentangle themselves when they pass through the lips and fingertips.” ~ Dawson Trotman <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Have you ever...broken something at a friend’s house and then not told them? <BR> <BR> Not that I recall. <BR> <BR> <BR> Another busy day. Tomorrow will be somewhat normal as we will only be down one attorney. Friday, however, will be more difficult as there will only be 3 of us and only 2 of us will be in the office. My co-worker works from home. I do hope w... Thu, 22 Dec 2016 07:47:34 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – December 21st QUOTE: “If you learn from defeat, you haven’t really lost.” ~ Zig Ziglar <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Have you ever...made money by performing on the street.? <BR> <BR> No, I have not. <BR> <BR> <BR> It was definitely busy yesterday and it was a late night at the office for me. I left about an hour later. No fancy dinner, I just had a bowl of cereal. I was determined to get my Christmas cards labeled and put together. DH put stamps on them all last night when he got home so hopefully they wi... Wed, 21 Dec 2016 08:20:35 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – December 20th QUOTE: “To this day, even when I hear about problems, as you’ve probably noticed, I tend to call them challenges. I don’t dwell on them, and I immediately focus on how I can convert the challenge into an opportunity.” ~ Anthony Robbins, Awaken the Giant Within <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Have you ever...taken part in a talent show? <BR> <BR> No, I have not been in a talent show. I did hold the lead in my elementary school Christmas play and sung a solo. Before that I really didn’t think I could ... Tue, 20 Dec 2016 08:27:20 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – December 19th QUOTE: “It is always important to know when something has reached its end. Closing circles, shutting doors, finishing chapters, it doesn’t matter what we call it; what matters is to leave in the past those moments in life that are over.” ~ Paulo Coelho <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Have you ever...cried / flirted my way out of a speeding ticket? <BR> <BR> No, I am not that girl. <BR> <BR> <BR> Sorry I didn’t get a chance to start things off on Friday. It was crazy busy with two of my co-workers ... Mon, 19 Dec 2016 08:26:53 EST December 18-24 “ Never let your head hang down. Never give up and sit down and grieve. Find another way. And don't pray when it rains if you don't pray when the sun shines. ” <BR> <BR> A week from today is Christmas day. Doesn't matter if we are ready or not, because Christmas is going to be here anyway. There has been and will be food galore, and temptations around every corner. BUT, guess what?? Its not the holiday that has caused me problems, I was gaining and losing the same five pounds way back in... Sun, 18 Dec 2016 04:31:04 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – December 15th QUOTE: “Noticing the problem does not change the problem. While of course, awareness is a critical first step, action is the absolute necessary step.” ~ Sevan Apollo Poetry, Good Men Project <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Have you ever...taken food out of a trash can and eaten it? <BR> <BR> Not that I recall, but I am really having flashbacks to an episode of Sex and the City and Miranda digging the cake out of the trash. <BR> <BR> <BR> Since my co-worker took the late afternoon off, it definitely ... Thu, 15 Dec 2016 08:07:42 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – December 14th QUOTE: “Creativity comes from trust. Trust your instincts. And never hope more than you work.” ~ Rita Mae Brown, via Blog of Jonathan Fields <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Have you ever...had to run to save your life? <BR> <BR> Not that I recall. <BR> <BR> <BR> Slow day yesterday at work. I did hit my step goal...the first 5,000 came before noon, I believe, but the second 5,000 was harder to do for me. I really need to get on the ball and get Christmas gifts purchased. I feel so behind right now... Wed, 14 Dec 2016 08:29:04 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – Dec. 13th QUOTE: “The more action you take, the more you want to take action.” ~ The Minimalists, Everything That Remains <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Have you ever...injured yourself while trying to impress a girl or boy I was interested in? <BR> <BR> Not that I recall, but in my teen years, anything could have happened. <BR> <BR> <BR> It was a bit busier yesterday and I am thankful for that. I need to get busy on Christmas cards though. I am later than normal because Chris got me glitter cards and I ju... Tue, 13 Dec 2016 08:41:17 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – December 12th QUOTE: “Life moves forward. The old leaves wither, die and fall away, and the new growth extends forward into the light.” ~ Bryant McGill <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Have you ever...jumped from a roof? <BR> <BR> No and don’t intend to either. <BR> <BR> <BR> This weekend was a little crazy for reasons that do not include a lot of running around. I baked on Saturday, but I couldn’t start until Chris got back from the store. He spent the morning working on the CRV only to find that it didn’t work... Mon, 12 Dec 2016 08:36:02 EST Week of December 11-17th “ Success is often the result of taking a misstep in the right direction. ” <BR> <BR> Another week is here. A chance to get it right. How do we do that, work, work, work. Yep, that's how we get to our goals, whether its weight loss or something else, it all takes work, AND planning. Those two go together. <BR> <BR> We are just two weeks away from Christmas day, and my sister, God love her, has gotten her candy all made, and I stayed away from her house yesterday for sure. Everywhere yo... Sun, 11 Dec 2016 04:01:22 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – December 9 QUOTE: “If your compassion does not include yourself, it is incomplete.” ~ Jack Kornfield <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Have you ever...been in an accident? <BR> <BR> Yes. <BR> <BR> <BR> Weigh-in, even in my super heavy clothes, was good. I was officially down 3 lbs. I am back in onederland! We took DD her concert dress and then headed to weigh in and back to the school for the concert. Downside, there was no time to eat. I ate a Almond Butter biscuit by Nature Valley. They are really good, ... Fri, 9 Dec 2016 11:01:49 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – December 8th QUOTE:“You’ve got to be in top physical condition. Fatigue makes cowards of us all.” ~ Vince Lombardi <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Have you ever...stayed awake for an entire night? <BR> <BR> I am certain that I must have at some point, but not anytime recently. <BR> <BR> <BR> I actually made it through yesterday. I think this weather is causing this headache. It seems to ease to bearable but never really goes away. Tonight we likely be a “fly-by” weigh in since we have a concert for DD tonight... Thu, 8 Dec 2016 08:35:03 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – December 7th QUOTE: “Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body.” ~ Richard Steele, The Tatler <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Have you ever...looked back at something you have written years later and thought I wrote that? <BR> <BR> I have on several times. Things like my old diaries and things like that, it’s clear that I wrote it. <BR> <BR> <BR> While Monday was a bit of a one off because we didn’t have a shower that we use at home, I think it was really good that I had to go. It made me aware that ... Wed, 7 Dec 2016 08:14:16 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – December 6th QUOTE: “Success at anything will always come down to this: Focus &amp; Effort. And we control both.” ~ Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Have you ever...gotten seasick? <BR> <BR> Never really been at sea, so I have not. <BR> <BR> <BR> Unfortunately, I could not get myself prepared last night. I came home with such a headache that I just had a few sips of Dr Pepper with some Ibuprofen and went to bed. I am sure the weather isn’t helping. So, no dinner for me. I will figur... Tue, 6 Dec 2016 10:24:29 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – December 5th QUOTE: “You can’t light another’s path without casting light on your own.” ~ John C. Maxwell, Today Matters <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Have you ever...gone to sleep at the movies? <BR> <BR> Yep, I have to admit that I have. <BR> <BR> <BR> I took some time this weekend and read through my WW materials to try to refresh my memory and get myself back on track. My sweet DH had told me that he would handle Costco and Trader Joe’s for me since the weather was yucky. I put a simple organic fruits an... 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