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  • Thanks for ideas about fitbit

    10/25/2016 9:05:18 PM, by GRANDMABABA

    So, as suggested I contacted the company to see if they might replace my broken fitbit. I don't really expect them to. I'd had this one for a c... Read more

  • Bye-bye fitbit!

    10/22/2016 1:48:39 PM, by GRANDMABABA

    My fitbit bit the dust. It stopped sending some of the data a couple weeks ago and struggled to connect to charge. Today it is dead! So sad. ... Read more

  • Lost day!

    10/21/2016 5:17:01 PM, by GRANDMABABA

    I had so many things planned for today. Alas, I got hit with a major migraine early and ended up unable to do any of the planned tasks. Now it'... Read more

  • Climbing back on track...

    10/18/2016 2:25:27 PM, by GRANDMABABA

    DH is trying to get over a sinus infection and then he passed a kidney stone this morning (about 60 since he started struggling with this about 4... Read more

  • Under the weather

    10/17/2016 8:39:48 PM, by GRANDMABABA

    Struggling a bit. I find it all too easy to snack on unhealthy fare when I'm sick. Glad it's not a major illness. Should be back on track in a... Read more

  • Need more strength training!

    10/14/2016 8:43:48 PM, by GRANDMABABA

    My walking is pretty much on track. I get out there each day or walk indoors. Yesterday was my highest total in awhile...just over 9 miles. Bu... Read more

  • Too many carbs, too much salt, not enough water....

    10/13/2016 6:47:40 PM, by GRANDMABABA

    These are my main food struggles these days. Whenever I notice a little edema on my legs I realize I'm on a bad trajectory for me. At the same ... Read more

  • Fall Fun!

    10/11/2016 1:52:06 PM, by GRANDMABABA

    We've had some beautiful fall days lately. Walking has been a joy. Life has been so full of a ton of volunteer responsibilities, but I wouldn't... Read more

  • Tomorrow is not promised to any of us!

    10/2/2016 9:21:34 PM, by GRANDMABABA

    The past week was hard. There were such highs and lows and I bit off more than I should have in a lot of areas. However, the hardest part was a... Read more

  • Love this thought...

    10/2/2016 7:25:21 AM, by LILY8486

    As a single footstep will not make a path on the earth, so a single thought will not make a pathway in the mind. To make a deep physical path, we... Read more

  • Thank you for your prayers for my friend!

    9/27/2016 12:15:18 AM, by GRANDMABABA

    I so appreciate all the prayers and encouragement from SP friends. My dear friend, Connie, died last Wednesday and I went to her funeral today. ... Read more

  • Please pray for my friend

    9/20/2016 6:56:54 PM, by GRANDMABABA

    Please pray for my dear friend, Bible study pal, and prayer partner. Connie is on life support since yesterday due to heart failure. Her poor h... Read more

  • Plateau busted!

    9/16/2016 2:21:02 PM, by GRANDMABABA

    Well, sort of. I'm in maintenance mode, but do want to lose some more pounds for vanity reasons. I got off the plateau the wrong way. I gained... Read more

  • Incidental exercise is probably my favorite.

    9/11/2016 8:39:32 AM, by GRANDMABABA

    I chugged mostly uphill to our annual street fair to help with one of the booths. It's about 1 1/2 miles. (I thought longingly to the walk home... Read more

  • Complacent!

    9/9/2016 4:30:13 PM, by GRANDMABABA

    I've been in a bit of a rut lately. I'm way over extended at the moment with no end in sight. I love all I am doing. It's just a lot. Which b... Read more

  • Update!

    9/9/2016 2:54:19 PM, by LUCYVT

    Thankz 2 all who leave comments on my blogs. Monday... Read more

  • Update!

    9/5/2016 8:27:02 AM, by LUCYVT

    Well 😩 I'm @ work on this ☀ day. I just hurt my foot & ankle & my boss offers Advil. I'd rather go 2 ER cause I've got a hard x 👣 w/o pa... Read more

  • Too much sadness...again!

    8/31/2016 9:49:44 PM, by GRANDMABABA

    At the beginning of this year my grand nephew was violently murdered at work by a deranged co-worker. His body was found about a week later. Hi... Read more

  • Less time working out this week

    8/25/2016 9:32:41 PM, by GRANDMABABA

    Due to increased pain, I've had to cut back a bit this week. Still walking more than 10,000 steps but not able to do much additional training r... Read more

  • Update!

    8/22/2016 7:17:17 AM, by LUCYVT

    I was 😢 that I didn't bring my Jawbone Up24 w/me c... Read more

  • Update!

    8/18/2016 5:37:43 PM, by LUCYVT

    Well! I recently got Jawbone Up24 & it's helped me 2 g... Read more

  • One month later...

    8/15/2016 10:39:25 PM, by GRANDMABABA

    I haven't blogged in a month. The first two weeks I was out of town and had a very challenging, but vert rewarding get away, We watch two of ou... Read more

  • Experiment

    7/14/2016 10:32:03 PM, by GRANDMABABA

    I tried eating some unhealthy things early in the day to see what would happen with the scale. Even though my calories were where they should be... Read more

  • One of those days

    7/13/2016 3:52:00 PM, by GRANDMABABA

    I'm dragging today. I feel like I'm sleepwalking through my day. I got up early to watch my grandsons with their swim teams and then my grandda... Read more

  • Making progress...slowly

    7/11/2016 5:36:49 PM, by GRANDMABABA

    I would love to be able to jog a 5K and to walk a half-marathon. I'm far from getting to either, but am making progress. Yesterday at the gym... Read more

  • Two rest days!

    7/9/2016 7:32:34 PM, by GRANDMABABA

    I hope this isn't an indication that ms is hitting a difficult stretch. I was so excited to have walked (some jogging, too) more than 30,000 ste... Read more

  • I lost a day and then found it!

    7/7/2016 9:51:35 PM, by GRANDMABABA

    I thought yesterday was Thursday and aimed to get 30,000+ steps. It was nearly the end of the day before I actually realized it was Wednesday. ... Read more

  • Update!

    7/7/2016 7:31:00 PM, by LUCYVT

    Yesterday I went 2 my back specialist & got weighed. I'm back up 2 181lbs from 175lbs. My doc was mad, he said my weight should've been ⬇2 170l... Read more

  • Fellowship Frenzy

    7/6/2016 3:04:06 PM, by GRANDMABABA

    On Sunday my husband and I were in charge of fellowship hours after both worship services. I know my habits are well in place by the way I appro... Read more

  • Holiday Weekend Success

    7/5/2016 5:56:43 PM, by GRANDMABABA

    I was very active over the long weekend including leading a parade to pass out flags to all the people along the route. I took my husband and si... Read more

  • I must increase intensity!

    7/1/2016 6:01:15 PM, by GRANDMABABA

    I get in lots of steps each day, some walking, some jogging. But, there are only so many hours in a day that I can do this. I sneak in lots of ... Read more

  • Fitbit weekly report!

    6/30/2016 12:33:28 PM, by GRANDMABABA

    This report is always so encouraging to me. Even if I'm having a particularly challenging day, when i see what I did last week I find points of ... Read more


    6/29/2016 5:07:49 PM, by STRONGDANI

    Howdy Friends! How exciting that the 4th of July is right around the corner?! I realize that I have not posted a blog entry in quite ... Read more

  • Update:

    6/28/2016 1:51:28 PM, by LUCYVT

    My doc several months ago put me on a vegan diet. I'm having a very hard x w/it.... Read more

  • Moving right along

    6/22/2016 1:30:28 PM, by GRANDMABABA

    Success! Out of nowhere my husband commented that my legs are really toned. I was thrilled. I have been doing some Spark exercise videos that ... Read more

  • Just keep moving...

    6/17/2016 5:58:29 PM, by GRANDMABABA

    This has been a challenging week. My body is struggling more than usual, perhaps because of the heat. Multiple Sclerosis doesn't like the heat.... Read more

  • The green-eyed monster has no business here!

    6/14/2016 6:14:28 PM, by GRANDMABABA

    I've read messages from, spoken with and been encouraged and discouraged by a variety of people in my world. I think the worst thing we can do i... Read more

  • Hot, hot, hot!

    6/10/2016 3:00:34 PM, by GRANDMABABA

    That's the weather, not me. But, I can't do anything about the weather. I can do something about me. I may never be 'hot', but I can be the he... Read more

  • "Does Mom know?"

    6/8/2016 11:56:45 AM, by GRANDMABABA

    Lately, my six-year-old granddaughter has asked me this a lot. She's wanted to know if Mom knows that I exercise, that I go to the gym and that ... Read more

  • Twice the encouragement!

    6/7/2016 11:34:23 AM, by GRANDMABABA

    Recently I wrote a couple blogs that got some interesting responses. I shared that I've agreed to many more opportunities than I could ever succ... Read more

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