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  • Scams abound everywhere

    8/4/2015 10:36:23 PM, by FROSTY99

    This past January, there was a lady set up in the VA office in our hometown and she was signing up the vets for a "free phone". I wasn't there w... Read more

  • Working for my goal

    8/3/2015 9:15:24 PM, by FROSTY99

    I am logging my food and that is making me more aware of what I am eating. Today while I was waiting for DH during his PT, I was reading Preven... Read more

  • Journaling

    8/2/2015 10:11:18 PM, by FROSTY99

    Writing in a journal reminds you of your goals and of your learning in life. It offers a place where you can hold a deliberate, thoughtful conver... Read more

  • Tofu cake and strange uses for peanut butter

    8/2/2015 8:02:08 AM, by JWOURMS

    Day 3 Sweets in the evening are my downfall. So this week (if we manage to get the electrics fixed...Victorian Terraces ARG!) my plan is to ... Read more

  • Present to myself

    8/1/2015 9:33:35 PM, by FROSTY99

    I did something very out of character for me tod... Read more

  • Here we go again

    7/30/2015 9:38:59 AM, by JWOURMS

    Okaiiiy. Things have been up and down but after a recent trip - I've got to take a bite OUT of the weight loss goal. Two things showed ... Read more

  • Intermittent Fasting

    7/24/2015 12:41:11 PM, by JINKSGIRL4LIFE

    So I've been slightly discouraged lately...ok, for the last 6 months or so...on my progress. I started on a LCHF lifestyle last June and did very... Read more

  • Down 20 to 200 lbs. 20 to go!

    7/18/2015 9:15:39 AM, by NOOMA341

    Feeling pretty good about myself today! I am down to a critical weight as far as I'm concerned. On previous weight loss journeys I've reached... Read more

  • My Walking Music

    7/13/2015 7:49:43 AM, by NOOMA341

    It's Taylor Swift..... Yes, that's right. It's Taylor Swift. It sounds weird coming from a 42 year old man, but it turns out that it's... Read more

  • Changed my User Name

    6/15/2015 3:54:06 PM, by JINKSGIRL4LIFE

    To all of my SP friends: I have changed my user name from 1STEELERLADY to JINKSGIRL4LIFE. I needed a change I know I've been... Read more

  • I lost my baby (in pounds)!

    6/14/2015 12:08:51 PM, by RAVENSONG37

    My baby is eight months old and I recently put her on the scale. She's a little peanut at 16lbs 11oz. I would have guessed she was closer to 20 t... Read more

  • First Time for Everything!

    6/7/2015 8:28:53 PM, by RAVENSONG37

    So, here's a first: two weeks ago I bought a ton of fruits and veggies. None of them went to waste!! I'm not sure this has ever happened to me be... Read more

  • Doing it!

    6/6/2015 9:26:27 PM, by RAVENSONG37

    Well I'm doing it and it feels great. Eating healthy and exercising. Going to the gym actually feels like a break and I'm enjoying it!! I'... Read more

  • Back to Work

    6/1/2015 6:43:42 PM, by FROSTY99

    Every year our office manager takes the month of June off and this will be the 2nd year that I have covered the office for her. It isn't that th... Read more

  • My Garden Critters

    5/28/2015 10:52:57 PM, by FROSTY99

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  • Before. Sad but true.

    5/26/2015 12:26:08 AM, by RAVENSONG37

    Today I took "before" pictures and was honestly surprised by what I saw. It's been so long since I even looked at myself. I've been wearing ratty... Read more

  • Not fitting in

    5/24/2015 11:16:15 PM, by RAVENSONG37

    Today was a fun and special day. Hubby and I took my daughter and my nephew to a Toronto Bluejay game. It was a gorgeous day and the jays won but... Read more

  • New Garden Projects

    5/23/2015 5:16:25 PM, by FROSTY99

    This is the new lady I "created" for the gardens-no... Read more

  • I'm here

    5/23/2015 8:39:58 AM, by RAVENSONG37

    I'm here. Hopefully I'm back. Back for good, back for the better. Lots has changed since I was a regular here but sadly my weight did not. ... Read more

  • DeLeon and Blue Springs State Parks

    5/21/2015 9:59:40 PM, by FROSTY99

    We were off on an other adventure today-visited 2 state parks with our friends, Vickie and Sonny and a friend of theirs who is visiting this week... Read more

  • Myakka River State Park

    5/5/2015 8:33:25 PM, by FROSTY99

    After 3 attempts, we finally made it to this state park. DH ended up in the hospital in Ft. Meyers almost 3 years ago when we tried to go there.... Read more

  • Interesting fact about female friendships

    4/18/2015 2:20:21 PM, by FROSTY99

    They Teach It at Stanford: In an evening class at Stanford University, the last lecture was on the mind-body connection -- the relationshi... Read more

  • A Simple Pineapple

    3/16/2015 4:55:33 PM, by FROSTY99

    DID YOU KNOW ?????? I thought this info was fascinating. .. perhaps you will too. I had no idea the pineapple you pick up ... Read more

  • Vacation is a motivator!

    3/12/2015 5:06:26 PM, by JINKSGIRL4LIFE

    So my 10th wedding anniversary is September 24th. We have booked a trip to the Dominican Republic for 8 days at an all inclusive resort. I'm pret... Read more

  • Owed Two A Spell Chequer:

    3/6/2015 1:14:04 PM, by FROSTY99

    / Eye halve a spelling chequer It came with my pea sea It plainly marques four my revue Miss steaks eye kin knot sea. Eye strike a key... Read more

  • What the hell...!?!

    2/26/2015 6:25:13 AM, by JWOURMS

    Well that result could lead to me justifying some bad behaviour. Let me explain... I've had 2 days off of tracking, the first day I ate everythi... Read more

  • Old Words & Phrases

    2/24/2015 4:06:34 PM, by FROSTY99

    By: Richard Lederer (A remarkable Linguist). About a month ago, I illuminated old expressions that have become obsolete because of the ... Read more

  • What the Spirit Desires

    2/23/2015 6:29:23 PM, by FROSTY99

    By Julia Attaway, February 18, 2015 I stumbled across a line by William James the other day that has stuck in my mind: “My experience ... Read more

  • How did the experiement go?

    2/18/2015 6:10:24 AM, by JWOURMS

    Last week I gave myself a deadline for weightloss. I wanted to be 100kg by Valentines day. We are a couple days past and the scale this morn... Read more

  • I have...

    2/10/2015 7:36:14 PM, by MESS-MAY

    It took me several months to come to terms with the fact that I have anxiety. I was on medication for quite a while before I would claim and own ... Read more

  • How sustainable?

    2/8/2015 11:03:38 AM, by JWOURMS

    Okay, so the plan is to up the exercise this week and see how I manage with the fatigue, muscle problem etc... Had a beautiful walk with husband ... Read more

  • A little history

    2/6/2015 6:56:44 PM, by FROSTY99

    If you were in the market for a watch in 1880, would you know where to get one? You would go to a store, right? Well, of course you could do t... Read more

  • Positive Living

    1/29/2015 5:07:48 PM, by FROSTY99

    In this excerpt from Positive Living Day by Day, Dr. Norman Vincent Peale shares faith-filled steps to revolutionize your life. By Norman... Read more

  • Validating LCHF diet

    1/29/2015 1:15:17 PM, by JINKSGIRL4LIFE

    I have been eating a low carb high fat diet since June 2014. I am VERY happy to report that my triglycerides have come down to 97 from 200! Chole... Read more

  • Yoga when you're fat

    1/28/2015 2:37:02 PM, by MESS-MAY

    So a lot of cardio is hard. I have had a sinus infection for weeks. My asthma hates winter. High impact and my plantar fasciitis don't mix. Winte... Read more

  • BIG RED EMOTIONAL eating Button warning

    1/21/2015 5:38:21 AM, by JWOURMS

    I took a tumble down the stairs last night, bruised my back and shoulder, scrapped my elbow and jarred myself. Oops, ice on the back, Tylenol for... Read more

  • And God Looked Down upon Seniors. . . .

    1/6/2015 3:12:32 PM, by FROSTY99

    Most seniors never get enough exercise. So in his wisdom God decreed that seniors would become forgetful that they would have to search for th... Read more

  • The Best Resolution You Can Make

    1/1/2015 8:30:27 PM, by FROSTY99

    And as the Spirit of the Lord works within us, we become more and more like Him. 2 Corinthians 3:18 Today we stand at the gate of a fr... Read more

  • Ramblings of my crazy mind

    12/30/2014 10:35:30 PM, by FROSTY99

    I got a call late this evening to advise me of the death of one of my 1st cousins. I didn't realize it till I got to thinking, he was the oldest... Read more

  • The Gift of Surprise

    12/25/2014 7:18:04 PM, by FROSTY99

    And they came with haste, and found Mary, and Joseph, and the babe lying in a manger. Luke 2:16 It was 7:30 P.M. on Christmas Eve, and ou... Read more

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