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  • Getting Back To Kicking Some Booty!!

    1/9/2015 9:36:24 PM, by JENDAN36

    I fell off track during December, what a crazy month it was! It's a new year and I'm ready to get back to making changes. I have joined Weight Wa... Read more

  • With the help...

    1/9/2015 12:42:23 PM, by ECHOJULIET

    ... of Lasix, the swelling in my feet and ankles have lessened. I imagine that monitoring my food intake has helped, since we don't eat a lot of ... Read more

  • Now This is Cold!!

    1/9/2015 7:04:26 AM, by _LINDA

    The big story around here is how cold its been. Currently its -24 C, but feels like -34 C (-11 F, feels like -29 F) The cold wouldn't really be... Read more

  • Being Me Takes Work

    1/8/2015 6:20:16 PM, by NEWMARILYN

    I just started to realize that I can be the me that I want to be. But, I need to see myself healthy, happy and normal weighted. And, I need to d... Read more

  • Moderation - what area of my life needs it?

    1/8/2015 6:01:43 PM, by DONNA_W

    When I am active sparking, I do pretty well with moderating food and exercise but I do tend to become obsessed with spark points and being very a... Read more

  • Give or take a Hundred

    1/8/2015 6:02:00 AM, by DEDICATED2HIM

    My daughter is very sick...flu or a bad upper respiratory infection. My husband and I were just talking about how I never get colds or viruses..... Read more

  • Nice News!

    1/7/2015 6:44:10 PM, by _LINDA

    I got a letter stating Safeway was giving me 1000 air miles for being a good customer! My mentor and I came first in a tough bridge game ... Read more

  • Back at it...

    1/7/2015 6:32:03 PM, by ECHOJULIET

    I took the holiday season off. I just was not up for the mental head trip this time around. I became depressed and simply did not care. Wen... Read more

  • Exercise was squeezed in on busy day -- YEAH

    1/5/2015 11:17:22 PM, by DONNA_W

    Today I had a busy day, well busy for a retired person. I tried to think ahead of how I might fit exercise into my day. When I looked over the ... Read more

  • 1/5/15

    1/5/2015 6:33:18 PM, by LISALOSING52

    On one of my teams, The 90 Day Challenge with my friend Pixie, she suggested we take before pics and then post a pic at the beginning of each mo... Read more

  • Nothingness is the worst!

    1/5/2015 12:09:44 PM, by NEWMARILYN

    As I was preparing for my day on today, I thought about the abyss of deep depression that I have been in for such a long time, and my futile atte... Read more

  • New Fridge & Phone Call From Doctor

    1/4/2015 9:33:33 PM, by _LINDA

    I had another relaxing visit with my sister and niece. Another feast of turkey, curried bean quinoa, sweet potato baked fries, too much again. ... Read more

  • Why the Heck not?

    1/4/2015 2:32:06 PM, by DEDICATED2HIM

    The whole world is crazy busy. I know that because if I need to find a friend to drive me to the pharmacy - a ten minute trip- everyone I ask i... Read more

  • Dinner And A Movie

    1/3/2015 11:30:00 PM, by _LINDA

    My sister and her daughter were in town and spent the day shopping for shoes. I met up with them at Mom's, in time for a nice turkey dinner with... Read more

  • Feeling positive

    1/3/2015 11:16:16 PM, by SBECKER526

    I am doing better with my RA. My home looks better as the clutter is dimishing. Today the upstairs closet got its floor cleared. My plans are ... Read more

  • No food is off limit

    1/2/2015 10:39:28 PM, by DONNA_W

    It was my husband's B-day so we went out to lunch, had a Tuscan Kale salad with grilled chicken. Then we saw a movie and after the movie we stop... Read more

  • New Year -Not A Great Start!

    1/2/2015 2:35:04 PM, by _LINDA

    It turned out there was a bridge game on New Year's Day after all. Seven full tables. I played with my old friend, one of the club's worst play... Read more

  • Happy Realization to Start 2015

    1/2/2015 12:26:28 AM, by ANGRITTER

    I just realized that after 2.5 years I have been able to keep 40 pounds off my body. (Insert happy dance here!) Granted, it should have been th... Read more

  • I'm back again.

    1/1/2015 8:44:46 PM, by MOODYMOLLYR

    I'm back and hoping to actually accomplish something this year, at least more than I have accomplished. Much has happened in my life and t... Read more

  • More Energy Today

    1/1/2015 7:43:28 PM, by DONNA_W

    After sleeping for 11 hours last night, I felt wonderful today and was able to get back to my routine exercise schedule. Felt good. Was going t... Read more

  • So I missed out on a lot this year...

    1/1/2015 6:02:35 AM, by ANGRITTER

    I'm back. Not 100% as I have to remember that I must learn to walk again before I can get up and run, run, run like I'm used to. I do believe I... Read more

  • 31 day 10 min of exercise a day Streak - thank you Spark People

    12/31/2014 10:29:22 PM, by DONNA_W

    I have exercised at least 10 minutes a day for the whole month of December. Was not always easy but did it. Actually its currently 39 day stre... Read more

  • New Year's Eve!

    12/31/2014 5:11:29 PM, by _LINDA

    Going to be a quiet one at home alone. I don't usually celebrate it. For those of you who do, wishing you a fun evening in moderation! N... Read more

  • Grateful

    12/31/2014 11:53:55 AM, by SBECKER526

    I am so grateful for my family, friends, and cat. I am so grateful for my church family and online friends. I am grateful that I have the f... Read more

  • Getting ready for 2015

    12/30/2014 11:27:01 PM, by DONNA_W

    This fall I decided to make diet and exercise a priority, to make me a priority. I would not let anything else change this number 1 priority. ... Read more

  • Cabin Fever In The Frozen North

    12/30/2014 10:06:03 PM, by _LINDA

    2014 is going out like a lion. Daily warnings about dangerous windchills. We were spoiled by having a mild winter up to now. Walking to the cl... Read more

  • My muscles are talking to me

    12/29/2014 7:47:47 PM, by DONNA_W

    Well not really but it seems like they are. At first it was just "whoa have not felt the need to exert like this in a long time," and "yo... Read more

  • It is a New DAY!!

    12/29/2014 5:33:50 AM, by DEDICATED2HIM

    The New Year is breathing down our necks.....and it is a time traditionally of evaluating our year past and setting goals for the coming year. I... Read more

  • December 28,2014

    12/28/2014 6:21:34 PM, by NYKIMMIE

    Wow,i haven't blogged since Sept! I'm slacking,giggle. Today was my day off,yeah! I hiked this morning,then hubby n i hit a local distillery. We ... Read more

  • Christmas Week Recap

    12/28/2014 3:32:20 PM, by FITMAMA_

    WOW! It has been a LONG week, almost two to be exact. A week before Christmas, 2 (out of 3) of my kids ended up sick, each witha diffeent cirus... Read more

  • Dealing with pain

    12/28/2014 10:46:34 AM, by SBECKER526

    I cannot take many pain medications as I have a thinned esophagus due to a previous Barrett's attack. I watch all my trigger foods so that I do ... Read more

  • After the holidays

    12/27/2014 9:22:14 PM, by SBECKER526

    I ate sensibly and enjoyed time with family and friends. I needed to catch up in sleep. I had the best plans to write notes to friends. Then m... Read more

  • BMI is ridiculous -- ACE guidelines much better

    12/27/2014 7:53:19 PM, by DONNA_W

    So the BMI says I am obese, no big surprise there. But today I was trying to see what I need to weigh to be in the healthy BMI region. So I at... Read more

  • Recipe for goal oriented "ME time"

    12/26/2014 10:28:18 PM, by DONNA_W

    I decided to make my exercise time a time for me instead of feeling like it is robbing me of time that I would rather be doing something else. ... Read more

  • The Grinch That Stole Christmas!

    12/26/2014 12:48:02 AM, by _LINDA

    The morning started out far earlier then I would have liked. Mother decided to get up at 4 am, so another sleepless night for me. I tried use t... Read more

  • Happy Holidays

    12/25/2014 4:37:21 PM, by SBECKER526

    Many of you do not celebrate Christmas. I wanted to wish you a day of peace, love, and hope. May you enjoy health and happiness.... Read more

  • Merry Christmas

    12/25/2014 4:36:12 PM, by SBECKER526

    To those of you who celebrate Christmas, I wish you a Merry Christmas. Our Christmas is very meaningful and quiet. We went to church last eveni... Read more

  • Christmas Eve

    12/24/2014 9:19:33 PM, by _LINDA

    Mother and I started out our morning with a hike to the off leash dog park. Someone had put up a few decorations on the trails and we wanted to ... Read more

  • Tough holiday

    12/24/2014 5:03:31 PM, by SBECKER526

    It was exactly one year ago tonight that I received the news that I had breast cancer. I gulped and then prepared to attend church. I said very... Read more

  • Online Community for RA

    12/23/2014 1:11:03 PM, by SBECKER526

    I joined an online community for Rheumatoid Arthritis from FaceBook. It does not have as rich a presence as our Sparkpeople group. I have met n... Read more

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