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  • so scared and worried

    9/21/2015 7:22:18 PM, by PURPLE0906

    Tomorrow i have the EMG, it scares me. I read about it and hope and pray its not as painful as it sounds... Read more

  • Off to a good start.

    9/21/2015 12:09:39 PM, by 2DANUME

    So, this morning hasn't been quite easy on my stress level. But I have laundry to do and some new books I would like to start. :-) Kids don't hav... Read more

  • Motivation and Determination

    9/21/2015 1:06:28 AM, by ESHARA43

    I have been sitting here thinking of what I want to do before my 48th birthday and I have decided that I want a healthier life style before then.... Read more

  • One step at a time.

    9/20/2015 9:12:03 PM, by 2DANUME

    So day two and I woke up tired and sore. I know this isn't going to be easy but I want to start off strong and stay that way. Today I've had no s... Read more

  • Sunday Sept 20,2015

    9/20/2015 7:24:13 PM, by NYKIMMIE

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  • at home

    9/19/2015 11:39:14 PM, by SBECKER526

    I love our new home. I also am happy with less stuff. I am resorting items and finding more order in my life. I really like having a stackable... Read more

  • To the new me!!!

    9/19/2015 2:06:51 PM, by 2DANUME

    9/19/2015 Starting today I am getting prepared and getting ready to transform myself from this person I am now to the person I want and know... Read more

  • 30 Day Squat Challenge

    9/19/2015 10:58:04 AM, by --MAY--

    Have never finished this!! So I am gonna finish ... Read more

  • Health Update

    9/18/2015 7:16:41 PM, by BKWERM

    I thought you might like to have a little update about how I’m doing. I don’t feel like I’m doing well at all. I still have the cough... Read more

  • Eating

    9/18/2015 1:59:05 PM, by HAWTHER

    I'm not on a diet. I'm eating an appropriate number of calories per day to achieve weight loss and eventually maintenance. This mindset helps m... Read more

  • Should have known

    9/18/2015 5:01:47 AM, by PURPLE0906

    Wednesday I had my second PT. The place was extremely crowded. It started out fine, then they had me on 3 different machines. The 1st one was not... Read more

  • And another pound goes down!

    9/17/2015 11:25:34 AM, by JANNY316

    Ok, so not much to someone else, but a great deal to me: one more pound lost this past week. And it is hard earned for me with my RA. I struggl... Read more

  • My New Shoes

    9/17/2015 1:30:05 AM, by _LINDA

    I had never heard of these shoes before until I saw them on sale. I couldn't imagine paying $180 dollars for a pair of shoes. Then I tried the... Read more

  • Tuesday 9-15

    9/16/2015 9:27:51 AM, by PURPLE0906

    Since I could not sleep, I was able to take some pictures and list things on Ebay. I did try to lay down but Ivory kept barking and before we kne... Read more

  • Sunday and Monday update

    9/15/2015 4:37:17 AM, by PURPLE0906

    Sunday was a pretty full day. John's sister (Nancy) and brother in law (Mike) came over to help around the house and garage. John and Mike worked... Read more

  • Nice Time At Mom's

    9/15/2015 12:33:34 AM, by _LINDA

    I had a relaxing time at Mom's enjoying her company and Daisy. Mom isn't feeling well, been that way for a while. She finally saw a Dr. and was... Read more

  • Moving accomplished

    9/13/2015 11:46:23 PM, by SBECKER526

    We moved to our apartment a few days ago. We no longer have boxes in each room. The movers and resettlers did a great job. I have a few things... Read more

  • Saturday 9-12-2015

    9/13/2015 6:59:55 AM, by PURPLE0906

    Had a very good day yesterday. My friend Pat asked if I would go to the Farmers Market early and meet her there. I got there around 7:30, walked ... Read more

  • Non Scale Victory

    9/12/2015 10:03:56 PM, by DONNA_W

    The plateau is starting to yield but I also have been increasing the exercise. I do consider this a lifestyle so I never deprive myself of anythi... Read more

  • Yesterday

    9/12/2015 5:25:57 AM, by PURPLE0906

    Was able to find the place for the MRI with no problem. They were running about 30 mins. behind so I had to wait a little while before they took ... Read more

  • Follow up from Most Popular Blog

    9/11/2015 3:39:02 PM, by DEDICATED2HIM

    I just re-read the blogpost that was voted most motivational blog post for 1/29/15. As usual I can talk a good talk and write a good post....but... Read more

  • MRI on neck

    9/11/2015 7:52:29 AM, by PURPLE0906

    Well, this morning is the day for the MRI on my neck, hope it goes well. It is an open MRI so hope I don't freak out too bad. Later today I wa... Read more

  • Pain

    9/11/2015 12:49:09 AM, by _LINDA

    Another bad night of many. Just in too much pain to find a way to get comfortable. I am so dead tired I fall asleep as soon as I hit the pil... Read more

  • Update

    9/10/2015 6:49:38 PM, by PURPLE0906

    This past Tuesday, John decided to take a ride to Cowtown in New Jersey. We took our neighbor Marie and walked around, then stopped at the Jersey... Read more

  • Today

    9/8/2015 4:57:20 PM, by BKWERM

    I feel tired, unsettled and anxious today. I don't know why as I'm just hanging out alone, reading on the deck, which usually calms me. May... Read more

  • Pushing through

    9/8/2015 6:06:20 AM, by PURPLE0906

    First, let me say I do not like the medication the Doctor put me on. One makes me feel like a zombie and the one's I take at night keep me up all... Read more

  • I am on the Purple Passion team!!

    9/7/2015 12:44:34 PM, by --MAY--

    OK here we go again!! i need to lose at least 25 pounds!! Yesterday when I weighed myself I was 190, so that will put me at 165... How am I ... Read more

  • Soon!

    9/7/2015 10:50:03 AM, by SBECKER526

    I am reworking the layout of our apartment once again. I just didn't feel good about some items. We added a server and a scooter. I then check... Read more

  • Thank you

    9/7/2015 7:59:23 AM, by PURPLE0906

    Just wanted to say thank you for the Birthday wishes. I didn't feel like going out so we had a nice dinner at home. John grilled and a friend of ... Read more

  • Photos Of August Hike

    9/6/2015 9:40:25 PM, by _LINDA

    I haven't been able to post photos with my new camera for a long time because of technical difficulties. I finally got it all straightened out s... Read more

  • Decluttering And More Tech Issues

    9/4/2015 10:44:18 PM, by _LINDA

    It wasn't my keyboard that was the trouble, it's Sparkpeople, I can't type anywhere on it. Strange as it worked fine this morning!! In other w... Read more

  • Going to be a busy day

    9/4/2015 7:13:36 AM, by PURPLE0906

    Went to my family Doctor yesterday afternoon. Let him know I saw a counselor, Psychologist. I also had to remind him that I had physical issues a... Read more

  • Painful Day..

    9/4/2015 1:30:31 AM, by _LINDA

    I had a rough night. The pain was so bad I tried every position imaginable, even on my wrecked shoulders which hurt less because the pain in the... Read more

  • Counselor, Psychologist Update

    9/3/2015 3:42:20 AM, by PURPLE0906

    Yesterday afternoon I went to see a Counselor, Psychologist and am very glad I did. I really liked her a lot. We talked for a good hour and she... Read more

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    Jigging At The Fiddle Fest!

    9/3/2015 12:24:25 AM, by _LINDA

    Metis dance & fiddle music. Absolutely loved going to the fiddle fest and hope to do so again next year. I tried to clean the filter on o... Read more

  • Pomegranates

    9/2/2015 10:40:46 AM, by PURPLE0906

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    Beaver Video

    9/2/2015 12:19:33 AM, by _LINDA

    Dude's gotta Look Spiffy! More jiggling then I would prefer, but at least its reasonably clear. I managed to take Windows 10 off no prob... Read more

  • Update

    9/1/2015 9:36:06 PM, by PURPLE0906

    I have a Doctor's appointment tomorrow at 3 pm, then see my Family Doctor on Thursday at 3 pm. I received the forms from work for Short Term Disa... Read more

  • Sept 1 2015

    9/1/2015 8:02:57 PM, by NYKIMMIE

    I went kayaking this morning on the hudson river.... Read more

  • Walking the Halls of Health?

    9/1/2015 5:47:07 AM, by ANGRITTER

    Wy father is having heart ablation surgery today to hopefully stop his "fight" against his pacemaker. We both have screwy heart-wiring so I'm ta... Read more

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