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  • So much fun, so little time!

    5/3/2016 9:01:43 PM, by GRANDMABABA

    I'm having such fun on vacation with my son, his wife and their two little girls. Keeping to mostly healthy food choices and getting lots of wal... Read more

  • Jetting off to paradise!

    4/30/2016 9:33:18 AM, by GRANDMABABA

    No, I'm not heading to some tropical island or on some amazing trip around the world. I'm just going to visit my two sweet granddaughters ages 7... Read more

  • The best of the worst!

    4/29/2016 12:58:07 PM, by GRANDMABABA

    I couldn't resist the puffy package of potato chips calling my name at the grocery store. I picked it up. I put it back on the she... Read more

  • I love to watch my grown daughter ... she inspires me!

    4/26/2016 2:16:19 PM, by GRANDMABABA

    Our daughter has run competitively, since she was nine. In recent years, running has kept her sane as she has met a lot of challenges with her t... Read more

  • We did it!

    4/25/2016 2:41:53 PM, by GRANDMABABA

    Both my daughter and I had events Saturday. I walked in a charity event and ended up walking more than 8 miles. I was so excited to be able to ... Read more

  • Tulip Festival

    4/22/2016 6:14:51 PM, by GRANDMABABA

    Today I got to go to the local Tulip Festival with a group of ladies after our meeting and a sack lunch. It was a joy to visit with my little ca... Read more

  • Is anybody listening?

    4/21/2016 9:24:43 PM, by GRANDMABABA

    Some days I feel so invisible. It seems the people in my life who I really need to be there are not able to be for so many reasons. So, despite... Read more

  • HAPPY! to SAD!

    4/20/2016 7:28:12 PM, by GRANDMABABA

    I had the best time with my six-year-old granddaughter this morning...breakfast at Kneader's, two hours of very active w... Read more

  • Beautiful Days!

    4/20/2016 12:21:16 AM, by GRANDMABABA

    It's been a joy to be outdoors this week and it will be even warmer in the days to come. I've gotten in extra walking and strength training late... Read more

  • Jump rope, jumping jacks, and hop scotch

    4/15/2016 5:33:32 PM, by GRANDMABABA

    A couple days ago I took care of my six-year-old granddaughter. Usually she gets pretty scattered and we do many different things in the four ho... Read more

  • Dragging

    4/14/2016 9:47:33 PM, by GRANDMABABA

    I only got about two hours sleep last night. Pain level was high and dh was snoring. He'd taken a sleeping pill to get a better night himself a... Read more

  • Don't Hurry...Small Changes = Great Habits!

    4/11/2016 1:47:49 PM, by GRANDMABABA

    I just submitted this as a Secret of Success and decided to share it here, too. Each of us is on a very different journey. For me a big key to ... Read more

  • Weight Belt???

    4/11/2016 12:43:42 PM, by GRANDMABABA

    I walk a ton and sometimes can jog a little in the mix. I've walked an average of more than 10,000 steps per day for the past almost 12 weeks. ... Read more

  • Beautiful day

    4/10/2016 9:39:31 PM, by GRANDMABABA

    Today was a joy. Began with worship and Sunday School. Went back to church this afternoon for the Spring Choir concert that included four amazi... Read more

  • Love those little red dots!

    4/9/2016 6:54:49 PM, by GRANDMABABA

    I have just begun watching my fitbit tracker's dots for movement each hour. It is really fun to try and get some movement in each hour during my... Read more

  • Made it to ONEDERLAND!!!

    4/8/2016 8:17:48 AM, by STRONGDANI

    199.9 as of today! Starting weight of 233! Woo! So exc... Read more

  • Mindless Motion

    4/7/2016 11:41:34 AM, by GRANDMABABA

    Lately I've been moving without much thought while I'm doing other things. This morning as I watched/listened to a news program I decided to jus... Read more

  • Back to the Gym

    4/6/2016 2:41:55 PM, by GRANDMABABA

    I just got back to the gym last week when my husband's back had recovered enough from surgery to go there himself. I love to use the rowing mach... Read more

  • A Year of Healing, Sadness, Joy

    4/4/2016 5:09:04 PM, by GRANDMABABA

    Today marks the one year anniversary of my mom's death. I moved 700+ miles from my home and family to care for her often during the last three y... Read more

  • Time with our teen grandson

    4/3/2016 10:06:39 PM, by GRANDMABABA

    We had such a great time getting to be with our oldest grandchild this weekend. We cheered on his JV Water Polo Team as they crushed all the opp... Read more

  • Fear of Calories

    3/31/2016 1:40:45 PM, by GRANDMABABA

    I've tracked my calories for years. My weight has gone up and down. Despite advice to keep my calorie intake above a certain level, my fear has... Read more

  • The Snow Can't Keep Us Down!

    3/28/2016 5:24:03 PM, by GRANDMABABA

    We were a little afraid to walk outdoors today due to the spring snow and my husband's back. So, we did get to the gym and while he did a little... Read more

  • Resurrection Day Adventure

    3/27/2016 8:19:41 PM, by GRANDMABABA

    This afternoon I took my husband to our daughter's house about 45 minutes from here. I was nervous for him to go so far because of how limited h... Read more

  • Easter Eve

    3/26/2016 9:27:47 PM, by GRANDMABABA

    There is so much in my heart and spirit today. I was blessed to prayer walk through nearby streets and trails today. Though it was a different ... Read more

  • Cabin Fever!

    3/25/2016 6:14:42 PM, by GRANDMABABA

    DH has been stuck here for more than three weeks now since his double fusion back surgery. We do walk every day and today I took him to the gym ... Read more

  • Oops!

    3/22/2016 5:57:04 PM, by GRANDMABABA

    I missed my 10,000 steps goal yesterday. I was so tired with caring for my husband and then a migraine hit and I was operating on very little sl... Read more

  • Watching the Healthy Ones!

    3/21/2016 5:49:18 PM, by GRANDMABABA

    In recent months I've been watching more closely the actions of those who are fit and healthy to see what they do that is different than what I d... Read more

  • Challenges

    3/19/2016 9:19:31 PM, by GRANDMABABA

    I love the various SP Challenges and am currently enrolled in several that I started at different times. They help me focus on areas where I hav... Read more

  • Stress Walking?

    3/18/2016 11:01:22 AM, by GRANDMABABA

    At least that's what it seems like. I've been walking more than 10k steps per day for more than eight weeks...ever since the day before a huge t... Read more

  • Birthday Treats....

    3/17/2016 6:31:10 PM, by GRANDMABABA

    I ate a yummy cupcake a friend brought in honor of two ladies in our group with upcoming special days. I sometimes say no to such treats, but to... Read more

  • Science Projects

    3/16/2016 2:56:11 PM, by GRANDMABABA

    I went up to the university to see my 5th grade grandson present his science project after winning school and district awards. Tomorrow his 7th ... Read more

  • Wish it was me instead of him...

    3/16/2016 12:22:45 AM, by GRANDMABABA

    Two weeks ago my husband had some serious back surgery. Since then he has lost 12 pounds and he was not overweight to begin with. Wish I could ... Read more

  • Ready, Set....

    3/14/2016 1:38:06 PM, by GRANDMABABA

    Time to get going on this new week. I know I will walk more than 10,000 steps today, but I think it's time to get going on other activities more... Read more

  • 25 pounds Lost and going strong!

    3/12/2016 8:49:20 AM, by STRONGDANI

    I cannot believe I am at the milestone of 25 pounds lo... Read more

  • Better Night = Better Day

    3/11/2016 5:16:59 PM, by GRANDMABABA

    After 10 very difficult nights caring for my husband who was up every half hour or so and just miserable following back surgery, we finally were ... Read more

  • Need Sleep!

    3/9/2016 9:09:22 AM, by GRANDMABABA

    Caring for husband recovering from back surgery takes a toll on my sleep and I think it is beginning to crack my armor. I continue to get in my ... Read more

  • Half Marathon Walk?

    3/7/2016 11:36:31 AM, by GRANDMABABA

    I've decided to walk a half marathon (maybe more than one time) this year. When I think about it, I realize I've already gotten close several ti... Read more

  • Snore....

    3/6/2016 12:42:46 PM, by GRANDMABABA

    Now that my husband is home recovering from double back fusion surgery (surgery was 5 days ago) I find his snoring comforting. It is so interest... Read more

  • Very short walks

    3/5/2016 7:13:32 PM, by GRANDMABABA

    Taking some really short walks (1/4-1/2 miles each) with my husband as he recovers from double fusion surgery on his back. This is the 4th day a... Read more

  • He's getting bored already!

    3/3/2016 5:03:31 PM, by GRANDMABABA

    I brought my dh home from the hospital about two hours ago and he tells me he is already getting bored. It's going to be a long recovery for him... Read more

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