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Tuesday, February 26, 2013      8 comments

Pretty well explains it all!!! All through life we have choices..We can choose to be happy or sad or mad or angry or stressed out. We can choose to exercise or become a co... Read more


Sunday, February 24, 2013      6 comments

I grew up super skinny. In fact my mom worried about me and was always trying to fatten me up. I remained skinny until my son was born and was then I put on the pounds that... Read more


Saturday, February 23, 2013      5 comments

Part of our journey here on SP may cause us to stumble from time to time but we need to pick ourselves up and dust off the cobwebs and begin again. Dance if you stumble.!... Read more


Friday, February 22, 2013      11 comments

I have been trying not to snack much. I usually will count the calories and measure out any snacks I want for that day. My calorie count ranges between 1200 and 1500 calori... Read more

Gum chewing

Thursday, February 21, 2013      9 comments

One of my favorite diet tricks is chewing gum. When I think I want something to snack on, I grab a piece of gum instead. My favorite is Eclipse winterfrost as the minty fl... Read more

Penny Rugs

Tuesday, February 19, 2013      5 comments

I had a couple of people here who asked what penny rugs were. They are basically wool mats that have designs appliqued onto them. The name pennys come from the fact that i... Read more

talked too soon

Saturday, February 16, 2013      4 comments

The shot worked wonders and I over did myself and wrenched my knee. The bad side effects of the shot is it wires you up and you can't sleep. And that is exactly what happened last night. I barely got 2 hours sleep last night and then due to exha... Read more

The shot works wonders!!!

Friday, February 15, 2013      5 comments

Well I'm happy to say but the shot worked wonders and I'm back in the land of living. I figured being a steroid shot that I would be wired too much to sleep last night but I slept the night through and think it had something to do with being so ... Read more

not the flu

Thursday, February 14, 2013      7 comments

Went to the clinic today and I have bad sinus infection. They gave me steroid shot and prescription for antibiotics. I'm hoping to feel better by tomorrow.... Read more


Wednesday, February 13, 2013      7 comments

Well I spoke too soon. I have the flu!!! So why I had been feeling so yucky lately. Think I may have caught it when I went with hubby to the VA clinic...and strangely I had the flu shot back in October so hopefully this won't be too bad. Back to... Read more

Better Day

Tuesday, February 12, 2013      4 comments

Well have had a better day today. I think the front that was causing me so much pain has pushed in and it has been pouring all day but I don't ache near as bad. We drove over to Hot Springs today to Sam's Club as we had to get prescription for h... Read more

Rolling stone gather's no moss

Monday, February 11, 2013      7 comments

I've felt like a lump log today and have gathered moss..I just wish that moss was in my joints today to cushion them. This has been one of the worst days I've had in some ... Read more

Assignment 7

Sunday, February 10, 2013      5 comments

Assignment 7 for the 5% challenge is to do my body measurements. From the last time I had done this at the end of the fall challenge I have: Weight: gained 5lbs now 195 Measurements of body parts: I have gained almost an inch in most ... Read more

Assignment 6 (5% challenge for winter)

Saturday, February 09, 2013      5 comments

List YOUR reasons/excuses on why YOUR diets and exercise plans have not been well executed in the past. give 3 or 4 reasons and for each write a strategy that will keep you on track for 8 weeks. Let's learn from our past behaviors and make this ... Read more


Friday, February 08, 2013      6 comments

Really I'm a pretty fast walker and in fact hubby complains when we go shopping together as I can out walk him in speed but lately with my back out of whack, I've slowed wa... Read more

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