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  • Holidays at our community

    3/27/2016 8:43:12 PM, by SBECKER526

    I am grateful for the warm, caring environment at the Highlands. Bob and I had Easter dinner in our favorite restaurant. The servers were adept... Read more

  • Seeking Motivation

    3/26/2016 11:45:43 AM, by ROCKPORT9

    It has been a long time focused on my health but not weight as part of my health. I made a small start by being part of Winter 5% challenge. I l... Read more

  • 3/26/16

    3/26/2016 7:41:38 AM, by PURPLE0906

    John and I have been watching the grandkids off and on this past week. Melissa and I filled out another loan application and she was finally appr... Read more

  • Old Tapes

    3/20/2016 3:11:09 PM, by DEDICATED2HIM

    I have discovered something about myself. If I have lost weight-- and i weigh myself and see the weight loss this is the most dangerous time fo... Read more

  • Body Apology

    3/19/2016 9:04:31 PM, by _LINDA

    Most of us are on this website because we want to lose weight. One of the hardest things you have to get past to make that happen is taming that... Read more

  • Up early again

    3/19/2016 4:04:30 AM, by PURPLE0906

    Up early again due to being soaking wet. This has been happening to me during the day at times and also at night. I read up about it and its the ... Read more

  • Week One- 10.8 lbs Later

    3/17/2016 4:24:07 PM, by BLUBBERBLASTER5

    I have accomplished week one with a bang, 10.8 lbs gone forever! I'm extremely excited about this. I have stuck to the LCHF diet and drank at lea... Read more

  • Sometimes plans get changed

    3/14/2016 5:23:16 AM, by PURPLE0906

    Was planning on going to Farmers Market on Saturday but plans changed when Melissa, Lilly and Grayson came to the door at 7 am. Melissa had to dr... Read more

  • New focus and lift

    3/13/2016 7:49:39 PM, by SBECKER526

    Bob and I have a more relaxed attitude. We feel less stress. We are enjoying time in our apartment and checking out the buds on the trees. Sna... Read more

  • The Hipster Returns

    3/12/2016 2:09:44 PM, by DEDICATED2HIM

    so. I was sick a couple of weeks ago and it turned in to a resistant asthma attack which simply was not responding to treatment. ON March 1st ... Read more

  • Low Carb/High Fat Journey

    3/12/2016 1:07:51 PM, by BLUBBERBLASTER5

    On March 10th I decided to start a low carb/high fat diet. For years I have been switching between counting calories and Weight Watchers, I neede... Read more

  • Ups and Downs of yesterday 3/11

    3/12/2016 4:37:20 AM, by PURPLE0906

    After several times of getting up through the night, I finally got up around 4 am. I gathered clothes, stripped the bed and started on laundry. G... Read more

  • House is sold!

    3/12/2016 2:20:37 AM, by SBECKER526

    The time finally arrived when all the paperwork was in order. Our settlement happened at 4 pm on March 11th. Our realtor, Tom Degle... Read more

  • 3 weeks in...

    3/10/2016 11:16:37 AM, by ANGRITTER

    And I have gained 10 pounds. Yes, tracking food & some days going a bit over - I won't lie about the adjustment being hard, but no harder than t... Read more

  • Been up since 3 am

    3/9/2016 9:16:26 AM, by PURPLE0906

    Been up since 3 am seems like this has been the norm for a couple of weeks now. Oh well its quiet time for me, lol. I did get all of Melissa's la... Read more

  • Continued WLS - Journey

    3/8/2016 10:47:06 AM, by NDHUNTRESS

    Well I survived the Psych evaluation without getting put in a nice white jacket At the end of the visit she informed me that she w... Read more

  • Honey

    3/8/2016 9:00:38 AM, by PURPLE0906

    m/eucalyptus-honey.html ... Read more

  • I Survived!

    3/8/2016 8:24:21 AM, by WANDERINGCUPPA

    Survived the Anniversary Dinner last night! Everyone wanted that cheesesteak hoagie pizza, and the in-laws were paying...now, this would still b... Read more

  • One day at a time

    3/7/2016 9:21:58 AM, by JANNY316

    One day at a time. I have heard this expression all my life. Like taking two days on is possible; but at times with RA, it feels like I am work... Read more

  • Sunday 3/6/16 a good day

    3/7/2016 6:57:54 AM, by PURPLE0906

    Was cold again on Sunday but wind was not bad. Doubled up on my clothes and John and I went to the market. We walked around outside and some vend... Read more

  • Accepting the delay

    3/6/2016 7:30:11 PM, by SBECKER526

    My husband and I really want to have the settlement on our house occur. Fellow residents shared that they had similar delays and problems. My r... Read more

  • Home from Mexico

    3/6/2016 5:05:57 PM, by BKWERM

    Overall, my dad and I had a great week in Mexico. The resort was superb and well worth the money we spent to go there. There were a few piddly ... Read more

  • Change of Plans yesterday

    3/6/2016 4:01:30 AM, by PURPLE0906

    Was up at 3 am yesterday and was thinking of going to Farmers Market. The weather here is really cold so I decided to stay home and try to get so... Read more

  • Day 22 - Peroneal Tendon Surgery Recovery

    3/5/2016 3:39:42 PM, by KIMMYWIZZIE1

    Here's my foot today. In a smaller cast, still s... Read more

  • 3/4/2016

    3/4/2016 6:22:25 AM, by PURPLE0906

    I finally got word that the STD was approved up to Feb. 22nd. Now I need to find out where to go from here. I plan on calling the Insurance compa... Read more

  • Mixed emotions tonight

    3/2/2016 11:16:21 PM, by SBECKER526

    We will sell our house soon. I walked through the house today. I remembered when we bought the house 43 years ago. I remembered cooking meals... Read more

  • Paradisus Cancun - Days 1 to 3

    3/1/2016 5:04:21 PM, by BKWERM

    Dinner at the Japanese restaurant, Bana, on Day 1 turned out to be pretty good except for the soup I ordered. The soup tasted like how you would... Read more

  • Boom, Boom, Boom, Boom

    3/1/2016 2:46:59 PM, by ANGRITTER

    Haw, Haw, Haw, Haw... Just came in from walking. All braced up so when my underclothes braces come off, they are all slimy from sweating on neo... Read more

  • Sunday 2/28/16

    2/29/2016 5:45:04 PM, by PURPLE0906

    Felt pretty good even though I was up at 4 am. I took my pills for my colitis and pain and John and I went out to the Farmers Market around 9 am.... Read more

  • Paradisus Cancun - Day 1

    2/28/2016 5:04:12 PM, by BKWERM

    We arrived in Cancun before 8 p.m. last night, about 45 minutes earlier than we were supposed to so that meant by the time we got our bags and go... Read more

  • The Best of Both Worlds

    2/27/2016 9:04:49 AM, by DEDICATED2HIM

    I had been following the ET (Eat to Live program by Dr Joel Fuhrman.) for a couple of years now. The program was very demanding and required a l... Read more

  • Melissa's day off

    2/27/2016 5:55:56 AM, by PURPLE0906

    Melissa had Thursday off so she brought Grayson over. It was really cold and windy here but she wanted to do something with me especially since I... Read more

  • Still moving... I'm surprised!

    2/25/2016 5:37:40 PM, by ANGRITTER

    Let's see, I took Monday off to recover for the weekend. But these last 3 days I got outside and walked. No elliptical stepper machine... Just ... Read more

  • 2/25/2016

    2/25/2016 6:42:43 AM, by PURPLE0906

    Last Sunday John and I went back to the flea market. So glad we did, I was able to walk around with the help from my prescriptions and got a lot ... Read more

  • Day 11 - Peroneal Tendon Surgery Recovery

    2/23/2016 1:22:05 PM, by KIMMYWIZZIE1

    Well, a few things have changed in 5 days since my last post. Here's a few more things I have learned: When I went to my post op appointment... Read more

  • Random Blog Entry

    2/23/2016 1:01:04 PM, by FUZZYBEEZ

    My last blog I was talking how I needed to get back on track, of where I was weight wise and that I knew I did this to myself. I talked of how I... Read more

  • -100

    2/23/2016 9:10:26 AM, by HAWTHER

    It took longer than I planned or wanted to get there, but I'm at -100 pounds! I'm closing in on my lowest adult weight and am already less than m... Read more

  • A Long but Productive Day

    2/22/2016 5:06:06 PM, by BKWERM

    I had a long and extremely busy day, which seemed longer because I only had about 4 hours of sleep last night (coughed from about 10:30 to about ... Read more

  • Discerning what I want to do

    2/22/2016 9:51:21 AM, by SBECKER526

    Now that the move is almost finished with paperwork and the sale of the house to go, I will spend time discerning what I am called to really do. ... Read more

  • Getting closer to settlement

    2/21/2016 10:17:42 AM, by SBECKER526

    My husband and I are 10 days out in the settlement of our house. It will be a huge relief to have that done. I am getting more into the routine... Read more

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