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  • One use for coconut oil and baking soda

    4/21/2016 6:21:24 AM, by PURPLE0906

    and-coconut-oil-toothpaste/ ... Read more

  • Why Not?

    4/20/2016 8:48:13 AM, by DEDICATED2HIM

    I have two big "I SHOIULDS" that have been plaguing my conscience. 1) to do some drawing and 2) to get my body moving. I sit in this power recl... Read more

  • Mercy toward Myself

    4/17/2016 5:06:49 PM, by DEDICATED2HIM

    Lately I am very reluctant to weigh myself, believing that I will have gained weight. But lately, when curiosity gets the best of me and I weigh... Read more

  • More Health Updates

    4/16/2016 2:00:02 PM, by BKWERM

    My new ENT (Ear, Nose & Throat) doctor prescribed a medication for acid reflux for me a month ago as he thought my cough might be a mild case of ... Read more

  • New thing for me

    4/16/2016 1:10:58 PM, by SBECKER526

    I have a new desire to explore the Wyomissing Park. I went on a bird watching walk. I got to the creek and then walked along it. The sunshine ... Read more

  • Keeping relationships strong

    4/15/2016 4:28:59 PM, by SBECKER526

    I have been caught up with the move and health concerns. Several groups of friends understood. This past week I made certain I got in touch and... Read more

  • Big day for Melissa

    4/13/2016 9:25:18 AM, by PURPLE0906

    The Mobile Home Park finally called and Melissa was approved. John went with Melissa to sign the papers there and give them security deposit and ... Read more

  • New Addition

    4/12/2016 8:08:21 AM, by PURPLE0906

    Last week John drove to Virginia. His granddaughter (Tatty) was having a little girl. They had to do a c section but mother and daughter are doin... Read more

  • Not So Winning After All

    4/11/2016 1:00:34 PM, by WANDERINGCUPPA

    So 4 days ago I wrote "winning the day" as my status...then proceeded to totally bomb out on everything I am supposed to be doing!! Yeah, now I ... Read more

  • RIP Jimmie Van Zant

    4/7/2016 6:58:45 PM, by PURPLE0906

    away-in-hospice-care/ ... Read more

  • RIP Merle Haggard

    4/7/2016 4:24:29 AM, by PURPLE0906

    d-obituary?CMP=share_btn_fb ... Read more

  • Aqua Bootcamp

    4/6/2016 11:42:26 AM, by BKWERM

    I had my first aqua bootcamp class last night. I wasn't too impressed. First of all, it was essentially just running up and down the length of ... Read more

  • Fitness Surprises for ME!

    4/6/2016 10:31:02 AM, by SBECKER526

    I felt so stressed and in pain around January 1st. Then things changed in surprising ways. 1. We found a buyer for our house. Settlement oc... Read more

  • 4/5/2016

    4/5/2016 1:45:03 PM, by PURPLE0906

    Have had Lilly here since last Thursday. Wish I had a quarter of her energy, lol We had a couple nice days and she was able to play outside and... Read more

  • My Quest to Eat Cucumbers... A Recipe

    4/4/2016 3:33:05 PM, by KIMMYWIZZIE1

    When I was a kid, I HATED salad. I would GAG on lettuce of any kind. In college, I made up my mind I was going to learn to eat this disgusting ma... Read more

  • RunTheBluegrass 2016, Race Report

    4/3/2016 3:28:50 PM, by JERIBERI1

    This is a race that is super hilly. Even though I run hillier courses, there is something about the way these hills are laid out that makes this ... Read more

  • 7 Weeks - Peroneal Surgery Recovery

    4/1/2016 9:15:01 PM, by KIMMYWIZZIE1

    I have one more week before I will be allowed to try to walk on it. I have been practicing standing on it as instructed. I can tell you that in o... Read more

  • What Next?

    4/1/2016 3:24:09 PM, by DEDICATED2HIM

    Exactly as I predicted, I fell prey to insatiable cravings and a feeling of immunity because my weight was "low" (low considering the past 5 year... Read more

  • Thrilled with the Highlands

    3/30/2016 9:08:25 PM, by SBECKER526

    Each day I find more ways to celebrate our move into the Highlands at Wyomissing. Bob and I have a secure environment. We are surrounded by wel... Read more

  • 3/30/16

    3/30/2016 3:07:04 AM, by PURPLE0906

    This past weekend Melissa had off so her, Lilly and Grayson spent the weekend. It was nice and certainly different, lol. The weather was not too ... Read more

  • Day 2

    3/29/2016 7:26:27 PM, by WANDERINGCUPPA

    That walk last night just about did me in, but I am glad I made myself do it. Rest day today so I can go again tomorrow . Good on food today so ... Read more

  • Writing for Therapy

    3/29/2016 12:52:54 PM, by JUNEGIRL27

    It has been said that writing can be therapeutic- so I'm going to start writing here again. I have so much going on in my thoughts these days. ... Read more

  • Still Alive

    3/29/2016 12:14:14 AM, by WANDERINGCUPPA

    Well, barely. Bad fibro flare out of the blue, plus playing catch up with homework... not much time for here. But I must make the time, for here ... Read more

  • 6 weeks 3 days - Peroneal Tendon Surgery Recovery

    3/28/2016 10:19:14 PM, by KIMMYWIZZIE1

    Today I got my boot! That's the good news. I can pr... Read more


    3/28/2016 5:58:32 PM, by ANGRITTER

    Not even when that seems to be your "sport" of choice, and your hubby has left branches & logs, dropped from 40 feet in the air, on your path? H... Read more

  • Holidays at our community

    3/27/2016 8:43:12 PM, by SBECKER526

    I am grateful for the warm, caring environment at the Highlands. Bob and I had Easter dinner in our favorite restaurant. The servers were adept... Read more

  • Seeking Motivation

    3/26/2016 11:45:43 AM, by ROCKPORT9

    It has been a long time focused on my health but not weight as part of my health. I made a small start by being part of Winter 5% challenge. I l... Read more

  • 3/26/16

    3/26/2016 7:41:38 AM, by PURPLE0906

    John and I have been watching the grandkids off and on this past week. Melissa and I filled out another loan application and she was finally appr... Read more

  • Old Tapes

    3/20/2016 3:11:09 PM, by DEDICATED2HIM

    I have discovered something about myself. If I have lost weight-- and i weigh myself and see the weight loss this is the most dangerous time fo... Read more

  • Body Apology

    3/19/2016 9:04:31 PM, by _LINDA

    Most of us are on this website because we want to lose weight. One of the hardest things you have to get past to make that happen is taming that... Read more

  • Up early again

    3/19/2016 4:04:30 AM, by PURPLE0906

    Up early again due to being soaking wet. This has been happening to me during the day at times and also at night. I read up about it and its the ... Read more

  • Week One- 10.8 lbs Later

    3/17/2016 4:24:07 PM, by BLUBBERBLASTER5

    I have accomplished week one with a bang, 10.8 lbs gone forever! I'm extremely excited about this. I have stuck to the LCHF diet and drank at lea... Read more

  • Sometimes plans get changed

    3/14/2016 5:23:16 AM, by PURPLE0906

    Was planning on going to Farmers Market on Saturday but plans changed when Melissa, Lilly and Grayson came to the door at 7 am. Melissa had to dr... Read more

  • New focus and lift

    3/13/2016 7:49:39 PM, by SBECKER526

    Bob and I have a more relaxed attitude. We feel less stress. We are enjoying time in our apartment and checking out the buds on the trees. Sna... Read more

  • The Hipster Returns

    3/12/2016 2:09:44 PM, by DEDICATED2HIM

    so. I was sick a couple of weeks ago and it turned in to a resistant asthma attack which simply was not responding to treatment. ON March 1st ... Read more

  • Low Carb/High Fat Journey

    3/12/2016 1:07:51 PM, by BLUBBERBLASTER5

    On March 10th I decided to start a low carb/high fat diet. For years I have been switching between counting calories and Weight Watchers, I neede... Read more

  • Ups and Downs of yesterday 3/11

    3/12/2016 4:37:20 AM, by PURPLE0906

    After several times of getting up through the night, I finally got up around 4 am. I gathered clothes, stripped the bed and started on laundry. G... Read more

  • House is sold!

    3/12/2016 2:20:37 AM, by SBECKER526

    The time finally arrived when all the paperwork was in order. Our settlement happened at 4 pm on March 11th. Our realtor, Tom Degle... Read more

  • 3 weeks in...

    3/10/2016 11:16:37 AM, by ANGRITTER

    And I have gained 10 pounds. Yes, tracking food & some days going a bit over - I won't lie about the adjustment being hard, but no harder than t... Read more

  • Been up since 3 am

    3/9/2016 9:16:26 AM, by PURPLE0906

    Been up since 3 am seems like this has been the norm for a couple of weeks now. Oh well its quiet time for me, lol. I did get all of Melissa's la... Read more

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