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  • Time for reflection.

    5/22/2015 5:53:45 PM, by BECWAL

    I spent the day with my poor Alzheimer's stricken mother. She made me realize how grateful I am that I'm not her, at least for now. If anyone h... Read more

  • Lovely Bunch of Coconuts

    5/22/2015 5:30:43 PM, by DONNA_W

    So today was the day I decided to remove the fallen coconuts from underneath my two coconut trees. Mind you I did not pick the best time of year... Read more

  • Drug Pusher

    5/22/2015 1:02:38 AM, by _LINDA

    My beloved bridge mentor is a drug pusher. Every time I play with her she says I should try medical marijuana. I am totally not interested. It... Read more

  • Damage Control Inventory Checklist

    5/21/2015 7:38:48 AM, by BECWAL

    WARNING! NOT MY USUAL HAPPY DANCE. Ok, look. If anyone is reading this and you're trying to lose weight, please stop TRYING and let's d... Read more


    5/20/2015 8:55:28 PM, by ESHARA43

    I am back for good this time, I have been going through some things for the past year and haven;t had time to come in as much as I want but I am ... Read more

  • Back to work and I get sick

    5/19/2015 6:30:53 PM, by BEACHWEAR

    So I will be working 4 hour days but I came home with the flu yesterday. I spent yesterday afternoon sleeping, miserable, and under 9 blankets. T... Read more

  • I've been way to busy

    5/19/2015 12:24:41 AM, by FUZZYBEEZ

    I have been way to busy to be online much at all. In fact I don't get online even for facebook or email. Just to darn busy. Good news is I... Read more

  • May Vacation

    5/18/2015 3:52:01 PM, by BKWERM

    Good afternoon. It's my last day of vacation before returning to work tomorrow. I feel like I slept for most of it and didn't get everythin... Read more

  • PiYo - Drench

    5/18/2015 1:01:39 PM, by BKWERM

    Doesn't that make you think that this is going to be a hard workout? Well, you'd be right; I definitely sweated more for this workout than I hav... Read more

  • Saturday Smiles Hike Photos

    5/18/2015 9:17:19 AM, by _LINDA

    Mom wanted to take Daisy for a swim and play session down by the river. Read more

  • Zumba-thon

    5/17/2015 9:38:50 PM, by SBECKER526

    My wellness center held a Zumba-thon yesterday for 2 hours. I hesitated going to classes as I felt so tired. I paid my entrance fee and decided... Read more

  • Back to work

    5/17/2015 6:47:19 PM, by BEACHWEAR

    After 7 weeks off from back surgery I am having mixed emotions about going back. I'm not sure if I am completely ready. I guess I will have to li... Read more

  • working on my home

    5/16/2015 11:19:33 PM, by SBECKER526

    I am enjoying more time at home as I work to declutter my home. My teen age year bookcases will go to the homeless shelter's store on Thursday.... Read more

  • Thursday Triumph, Friday Fallen

    5/16/2015 1:45:46 AM, by _LINDA

    I started out my Thursday morning with a very high energy, challenging Zumba workout by a instructor so young I thought she was a teen at first l... Read more

  • Life is a Series of Baby Steps...

    5/14/2015 7:09:39 PM, by BIJOUX7

    Who knew that joining an on-line community with the hope of loosing the "graduate school" 15 could have such a profound impact on my life. It wa... Read more

  • PiYo - Month 2

    5/14/2015 2:33:03 PM, by BKWERM

    This morning, I started Month 2 of PiYo with a new workout called Sculpt. Sculpt started with a light warm-up (shallow squats and lunges) an... Read more

  • Surviving the storm.

    5/14/2015 7:23:07 AM, by BECWAL

    I'm managing not to stress eat and believe me, I'm getting tested. I'm so close to the 200 gate that I just can't give up. Life is pressuring m... Read more

  • Weekend At Mom's!

    5/13/2015 11:52:41 PM, by _LINDA

    I did 155 minutes of online videos this morning, hoping to perhaps see a movie this afternoon. I had to go to my family Dr. to get my Humira inj... Read more

  • Surgeon Report, 9 Mile Walk Photos From Last Week

    5/12/2015 8:44:13 PM, by _LINDA

    The trail is still under development from where it started and these steps were new since I had last been there: Read more

  • Tuesday May 12

    5/12/2015 8:33:16 PM, by NYKIMMIE

    I worked a half day today,was a nice change. Then went to the range,my time,i love it. We watched the storm roll in. I walked after that,made a h... Read more

  • Fun Hike Ends Weekend (Photos)

    5/11/2015 1:20:37 AM, by _LINDA

    The day started out cold, overcast and windy but in the afternoon the sun fully came out and it warmed up a bit. We started out by the wat... Read more

  • Trail System in my City and Account Hijacked Again!!

    5/9/2015 12:11:48 PM, by _LINDA

    My city is one that sprawls along both sides of a river. Thanks to tightly controlled development, most of it along the river is in its natural... Read more

  • Long Walk/Hike, Response From Surgeon

    5/9/2015 1:16:13 AM, by _LINDA

    My day started out with a walk with the Probus club. It so happened the place they chose to go was the trail next to the museum where my Globe W... Read more

  • Feeling good about donations and changes

    5/8/2015 11:29:35 PM, by SBECKER526

    My home is simpler as we donate items to the homeless shelter and Habitat for humanity. I will be more organized. I'm also testing how well I c... Read more

  • Great Day Painting

    5/8/2015 9:53:09 PM, by DONNA_W

    I have been working on finishing touches on a few plein air paintings and one studio painting. It has been so relaxing that I almost forgot to m... Read more

  • Fresh Produce and New Shoes!

    5/8/2015 10:41:01 AM, by BECWAL

    My husband actually looked at exercise equipment yesterday. He's knows I'm serious or he would have never wasted hi... Read more

  • temptation is a virtue that makes me stonger

    5/7/2015 6:59:35 AM, by BECWAL

    I'm not sure if that sounds right but that's where my head is right now. Today is a big day for me that I haven't had to face since I got ser... Read more

  • Visiting Universal Orlando I upped my steps

    5/6/2015 7:40:18 PM, by DONNA_W

    It is always great to have a good time and get some health benefit. My hsband and I went up to Orlando this weekend and took in Universal Orlan... Read more

  • Request Denied!

    5/6/2015 7:04:16 PM, by _LINDA

    My request for transfer to another apartment downtown was denied. Reason: too young, the age requirement is 60 unless I was confined to a wheel... Read more

  • Cough Update

    5/6/2015 11:01:34 AM, by BKWERM

    I know that all of you have been concerned about me and the length of time I’ve had my cough (since February 27) but my family doctor gave me a... Read more

  • Learning To Turn It Off

    5/6/2015 12:55:16 AM, by _LINDA

    So I am trying to cut back my exercise. Funny as that sounds as many people struggle just to get it in. The problem is my intensity. When yo... Read more

  • Decluttering and having fun

    5/5/2015 11:24:49 PM, by SBECKER526

    We are seriously preparing for an apartment after being in our home for 43 years. The amount of stuff ... Read more

  • Frustrations,,

    5/4/2015 12:09:00 PM, by _LINDA

    I came home after my wonderful five days at Mom's place, when no sooner then I finished unpacking then my neighbor's cigarette smoke started floo... Read more

  • PiYo - Strength Intervals

    5/3/2015 12:15:25 PM, by BKWERM

    Day 21 is PiYo - Strength Intervals, a new to me workout in the PiYo program. It was quite short and started with a lot of lunges interspersed w... Read more

  • The End! Hike Photos

    5/3/2015 12:48:02 AM, by _LINDA

    I finished my Globe Walk To The Moon challenge with 287.65 miles for April for an average of 9.58 miles per day, less than other months. When I ... Read more

  • Less Worrying...More organization

    5/2/2015 6:30:21 PM, by SBECKER526

    I am not worrying about the future. I worked diligently for years to set aside funds for entrance to a retirement community. I will be able to ... Read more

  • PiYo - Buns

    5/2/2015 11:20:10 AM, by BKWERM

    Being that it's Saturday, I was going to do two workouts for an hour long session but I slept in until past 10 so since I need to get out and get... Read more

  • More Nana pictures!

    5/2/2015 9:48:43 AM, by ROCKPORT9

    Being a first time Nana when many of my friends are great grandparents is amazing! Of course, I share pictures of Charlie Robert, named after my... Read more

  • What size am I?

    5/2/2015 7:12:24 AM, by BECWAL

    My visit to my regular MD showed me a low A1C, perfect blood pressure and my other numbers coming down. She was quite pleased. She reminded me ... Read more

  • Learning New "Tricks"

    5/1/2015 4:14:33 PM, by DEDICATED2HIM

    so I am proud to say that I have evaded every obstacle and every rogue temptation that has come along. I went shopping (twice) and spent WAY too... Read more

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