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  • The last Kayak ride

    10/20/2016 5:17:40 AM, by JSTETSER

    Every year my friend Yvonne lets me keep my kayak at her lovely lake house. I drop it off in early May and pick it up in late October. Every we... Read more

  • Gentleness

    10/19/2016 5:20:12 AM, by JSTETSER

    Remember to be kind and considerate today. Our attitude shapes the attitudes of others. There are people who will need to hear something to war... Read more

  • Oops

    10/18/2016 4:45:02 PM, by WALKINGMAMMA

    Well....I am still here though I did not blog a few days. Busy! I still have not discovered what fitness challenge I want to tackle. I am real... Read more

  • Spreading a Positive Message!

    10/18/2016 5:20:21 AM, by JSTETSER

    One way that I love to send positive messages at schools is to help my students create murals. The students pick the theme, we research ideas an... Read more

  • Politics in the Classroom

    10/17/2016 5:22:11 AM, by JSTETSER

    Currently I am teaching my student about voting and the three branches of government. One thing that I stay away from is taking a side. In the ... Read more

  • The Wise Old Owl and my Studies

    10/16/2016 5:43:47 AM, by JSTETSER

    Last weekend, I spent some time taking an online class for my school. It is a course that I have done before, so I kept the TV on as I worked. ... Read more

  • October half over

    10/15/2016 10:13:36 PM, by VTRICIA

    There was a note on facebook today, "be who you needed when you were younger." There's a time that would have inspired me but it's a bit much fo... Read more

  • Getting Out of My Own Way

    10/15/2016 5:50:54 AM, by JSTETSER

    Yesterday I felt the pain from my injuries, and as hard as I tried, I was not a pleasant person. The harder I worked, the less I got done. I ne... Read more

  • Need a new fitness goal!

    10/14/2016 10:51:57 AM, by WALKINGMAMMA

    Ok....Day 2 of being back at it. I realize that I need to have a fitness goal to work towards to be my most successful self. So....now I need t... Read more

  • Sparked Reflections

    10/14/2016 5:24:45 AM, by JSTETSER

    It is not what we do, but how we think about what we do that makes a difference. After joining SparkPeople, I started writing a daily blog. Th... Read more

  • I am BACK!

    10/13/2016 12:24:03 PM, by WALKINGMAMMA

    Well...I had much success with Spark People. I hit goal weight and maintained for awhile. Then....I got sidetracked when I started taking in fo... Read more

  • Riding along

    10/13/2016 5:14:46 AM, by JSTETSER

    Riding along on a beautiful day, All was bright with nothing gray. Read more

  • Appreciate those who help you!

    10/11/2016 5:20:43 AM, by JSTETSER

    Yesterday several people went out of their way to help me. Tonya in CVS searched high and low until she found the coconut oil. Jack at McDonald... Read more

  • Determination.

    10/10/2016 5:08:49 AM, by JSTETSER

    Keeping on keeping on. Not giving up! Sometimes we may get tired, but don't quit eating well and exercising. Read more

  • Moose in the morning

    10/9/2016 5:23:16 AM, by JSTETSER

    Of all the woodland creatures, the moose are the most mystifying. Read more

  • Making it through Matthew

    10/8/2016 5:49:30 AM, by JSTETSER

    Mat and Nora live in Ft. Lauderdale, and chose to stay put with their two little children. Gabby, the newborn, just got out of the hospital afte... Read more

  • Aches need rest

    10/7/2016 5:18:45 AM, by JSTETSER

    Today I am taking another rest day. After the bike a... Read more

  • Aches need rest

    10/7/2016 5:18:43 AM, by JSTETSER

    Today I am taking another rest day. After the bike accident on Wednesday, my body is still recovering. I'm going to get back on the bike for... Read more

  • Meeting the pavement head on

    10/6/2016 5:26:05 AM, by JSTETSER

    Last night I went head over heels in my bike. There was no love involved in this fall. Just an unfortunate face plant on the pavement. Ouch! ... Read more

  • A couple of resting days...

    10/6/2016 12:43:04 AM, by OAKBORN

    I really needed a good day or two to rest... My right hip and knee got twisted in my sleep, rather like when you sleep funny on your neck... so I... Read more

  • Being Better than My Best

    10/5/2016 5:25:32 AM, by JSTETSER

    Two months ago, I thought that I was doing my very best. Read more

  • Overcoming the Tiredness

    10/4/2016 5:27:16 AM, by JSTETSER

    I'm up at 4:45 and out of the house by 5:45. By 2:00, I am tired. Most days, I could sit on my couch in front of the stove, take a nap, but I t... Read more

  • Getting better everyday!

    10/4/2016 12:57:48 AM, by OAKBORN

    This morning I was down to 176.8#, it's a small bump from last week, but the needle is moving. I have dropped my calorie goal to 1600 this week, ... Read more

  • My best Life Now

    10/3/2016 5:23:00 AM, by JSTETSER

    Sometimes I forget to prioritize my time. I do what I want to when I want to. I forget to lift the weights and get in the strength training. ... Read more

  • Walking in the woods

    10/2/2016 5:19:42 AM, by JSTETSER

    Walking in the woods on a lovely day Not in a hurry,... Read more

  • How time slips away

    10/2/2016 12:06:50 AM, by VTRICIA

    I started working for my school in July. It will be 3 months this week. And I guess it's been 2 1/2 since my last post here. What's that acron... Read more

  • My toughest cleaning job

    10/1/2016 5:39:17 AM, by JSTETSER

    In my house, one area must get cleaned four times in a year. I know that I should clean it more often. Read more

  • Better for my Back!

    9/30/2016 5:22:59 AM, by JSTETSER

    I'm making changes for the Health of it! This year, ... Read more

  • Take the shot!

    9/29/2016 5:19:54 AM, by JSTETSER

    Yesterday I helped to insure that my winter will be a well one. I got the flu shot. Did you know that taking the shot is the best way to keep ... Read more

  • Baby Gabby

    9/28/2016 5:32:10 AM, by JSTETSER

    Gabby is now 3 weeks old. Gabby update: the doctors told Nora & Matt is when she was admitted to the NICU on 9/19/16 she was very sick. Now we... Read more

  • I'm going down down down!

    9/28/2016 12:20:38 AM, by OAKBORN

    I was down to 177# today! It's a slow but steady decline and it feels great. I think I have found my old mojo from 2008. I'm doing lots of journa... Read more

  • Great Debates with ME

    9/27/2016 5:35:03 AM, by JSTETSER

    Last night I had a great debate with the two me's. The healthy me vs. the practical me. Read more

  • Changeing habits with the changing seasons

    9/26/2016 5:32:29 AM, by JSTETSER

    Finally, it's fall. Time for the fall makeover. There are things that I do to help me have a healthy change. Read more

  • Gabbi Update

    9/25/2016 5:32:52 AM, by JSTETSER

    Gabby was born a strong, healthy little girl on 9/15/16. Read more

  • Successful week overall!

    9/24/2016 10:29:11 AM, by OAKBORN

    The scale is my friend this week, but there was been (mostly) consistent work to make it that way as well. I'm down to 177.2, after that crazy bu... Read more

  • Family Teamwork! photos addded

    9/24/2016 6:13:04 AM, by JSTETSER

    I donít know about your family, but sometimes, maybe most of the time, all six brothers and sisters do not agree on the care that my mother shoul... Read more

  • Family Update

    9/23/2016 5:32:54 AM, by JSTETSER

    Thank you so much for your prayers and concern. My mother had a very interesting report. The scan of her brain showed that the Glioma (small tu... Read more

  • Please say a prayer

    9/22/2016 5:22:16 AM, by JSTETSER

    Dear Spark Friends, Please pray for the youngest (6 days old) and the oldest (94 years old) members of my family. Baby Gabby is in the hospita... Read more

  • Finding my footing...

    9/22/2016 1:09:12 AM, by OAKBORN

    Despite last week and the setbacks I had, I am getting back on it this week and everything seems to be going well. I have managed to do 3 more da... Read more

  • The Struggle to Summit Mt. Washington

    9/21/2016 5:19:30 AM, by JSTETSER

    Of all the 4K foot peaks that I have climbed, Mt washngton is the most memorable. It is a daunting peak, and too me 5 tries before I actually su... Read more

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