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  • Friday 6/17/2016

    6/17/2016 7:22:14 AM, by PURPLE0906

    Thank you to everyone for their prayers, hugs, and love. I am doing better than I was. Wednesday was a little rough. I had a phone interview with... Read more

  • June 16'16

    6/16/2016 5:58:11 PM, by NYKIMMIE

    I got up at 5 my usual,was at the pool by 5;45,did 12 laps in 25 minutes ish,was good,felt good.Cleaned house, n did laundry. It was a nice day o... Read more

  • I Am A Mermaid Again!

    6/16/2016 8:31:39 AM, by BETHUMZ

    The pool is open and I got a new bathing suit, IN A SMALLER SIZE!!! It felt glorious to throw myself back into the water and start exercising aga... Read more

  • 6/15/2016 Hoping for a better day

    6/15/2016 3:56:25 AM, by PURPLE0906

    Yesterday was not a good day for me. I took my vitamins, medications. I decided to stay home and not go with John to Cowtown and try to get some ... Read more

  • A Life of Convenience

    6/14/2016 10:50:14 AM, by HIKERGIRL4LIFE

    At my age, I am finding that life is moving fast. The days start to run together and it feels like there are never enough hours in the day. But, ... Read more

  • Tuesday 6/14/2016

    6/14/2016 8:28:37 AM, by PURPLE0906

    We had Lilly here Friday, Saturday and part of Sunday. She loves being here. Yesterday we watched Lilly and Grayson for a couple of hours. Lilly ... Read more

  • Good Results

    6/13/2016 7:52:51 AM, by TONYAYARB

    Today was weigh in day. Last week I had my calorie range at 1300-1500 and had gained .6 lbs. I did some reasons corrected my calorie range to 130... Read more

  • My Why's

    6/12/2016 9:39:30 PM, by HIKERGIRL4LIFE

    We all have our reason's for wanting to lose weight. It can be as simple as I want to look hot in a swimsuit or it could be for health reasons. I... Read more

  • No Feuding, Just Running, 2016

    6/12/2016 7:20:16 PM, by JERIBERI1

    What can you say about running 26.2 miles in 95 degree heat, over mountains, through feuding country? You can say it's brutal, it's hard, and it'... Read more

  • Summer 5% Challenge - Update

    6/12/2016 5:01:57 PM, by ROCKPORT9

    Summer Challenge starts in a few weeks. I will use this blog to record my commitments. My commitment for fitness: Line dancing... Read more

  • Crazy Days

    6/12/2016 4:47:40 PM, by FONTELLAMARIE

    My heart goes out to those in Orlando who awoke to the most terrible day of their lives. I all too vividly know the grief of those who lost sons... Read more

  • My Mother-in-Law

    6/12/2016 10:25:45 AM, by BKWERM

    It's been a rough week. I've had an underlying current of anxiety with me every day. My mother-in-law has Alzheimer's and last Monday, she was pl... Read more

  • Beautiful Mind

    6/12/2016 7:53:00 AM, by TONYAYARB

    I've been back on the wagon about 3 weeks now and feel like I'm doing much better this time. I'm seeing the scale move in the right direction and... Read more

  • RA Will Not Define Me

    6/11/2016 9:19:46 PM, by HIKERGIRL4LIFE

    Where to start? It has been 6 years ago since I lost 62 pounds with the help of Sparkpeople. I was nearing a very healthy weight and felt better ... Read more

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis

    6/11/2016 11:41:57 AM, by MUTTSBARK

    This is my first entry in years. I used to be "little miss healthy." I could run like the wind, six miles was never an issue. Even with my past y... Read more

  • Friday 6/10 busy, hurting today

    6/11/2016 9:10:43 AM, by PURPLE0906

    Yesterday morning John and I went to the flea market. We walked all around outside, then went inside and stopped at our favorite place to eat. Af... Read more

  • Time to follow my bliss

    6/10/2016 9:06:05 PM, by SBECKER526

    Joseph Campbell wrote about following your bliss. I am adjusting well to life at the Highlands. I have a solid exercise program with many optio... Read more

  • The Ride From Hell!

    6/10/2016 2:47:24 PM, by _LINDA

    As I type this, looking down and trying to keep my head upright, I am still nauseous :-((( It was worse than I remember. She said I had loose c... Read more

  • Dizzy!!

    6/9/2016 9:15:37 PM, by _LINDA

    I have had a couple of incidents like this before. I would wake up, get out of bed and promptly feel like I am being thrown across the room. I ... Read more

  • Hole In My Heart

    6/9/2016 2:01:56 PM, by BETHUMZ

    On Tuesday I said goodbye to my 14 year-old dog, Vic. He had liver cancer and then about a month ago had a stroke. I know he's now in a better pl... Read more

  • 6/7/2016

    6/8/2016 2:32:06 AM, by PURPLE0906

    John's Doctor Appointment follow up went well. The Doctor was very happy John was doing so well. He let John know he can have certain foods, but ... Read more

  • WLS - My Journey - Part 5

    6/7/2016 12:21:17 PM, by NDHUNTRESS

    I have a date. July 5th I will have RNY surgery. I am so happy to his journey is moving forward. Liquid diet begins June 21st.... Read more

  • WLS - My Journey Part 4

    6/7/2016 10:17:33 AM, by NDHUNTRESS

    Well I have been approved by the insurance company for my surgery. Now I am just waiting for them to get that approval over to the Surgeons offi... Read more

  • 6/6/2016 Busy day

    6/6/2016 6:59:18 AM, by PURPLE0906

    Yesterday was basically a rainy, cloudy day. The storms rolled in around 5:30 pm. Melissa picked up Lilly around 2:30, so I did lay down and got ... Read more

  • To dream what is golden....

    6/6/2016 6:01:43 AM, by MIAMIRN

    I am a swimmer and I love to swim. I have been swimming most of my life. My favorite swims are the long hauls. I like to swim the mile. When I sw... Read more

  • This past weekend, this week

    6/2/2016 7:12:02 AM, by PURPLE0906

    First I want to wish my daughter a very Happy Birthday. Melissa turned 26 yesterday, can't believe how fast time flys. She is the best daughter i... Read more

  • Catching Up

    5/31/2016 10:26:47 PM, by FUZZYBEEZ

    It is amazing how much time can pass between blogs and how much stuff can happen during that time. Right after my last blog about getting ba... Read more

  • Enjoying walking in the park

    5/29/2016 10:46:57 PM, by SBECKER526

    I went out walking this afternoon in the Wyomissing Park from door 5 of the Highlands and went down Parkview to the parking lot. I then walked t... Read more

  • Thank you and updates

    5/29/2016 8:14:00 AM, by PURPLE0906

    Thank you all so much for your hugs and prayers. John is still in the hospital but doing better. Yesterday afternoon he was moved to a regular ro... Read more

  • Medical Appointment Updates

    5/28/2016 11:28:21 AM, by BKWERM

    On Thursday, I met with 3 of my doctors. My first appointment was with the ENT doctor about my ear. So you know I've had fluid coming out ... Read more

  • Prayers needed

    5/28/2016 6:03:02 AM, by PURPLE0906

    Yesterday afternoon I took John to ER due to him having heaviness in his chest and numbness in both his arms. They kept him and he is the Cardiac... Read more

  • Putting fork down between bites

    5/26/2016 6:42:49 PM, by --MAY--

    Hey everyone, I have not written in awhile, I am still on this journey, slow and steady! Am gonna put my fork down between bites and count t... Read more

  • WLS - My Journey Part 3.75

    5/26/2016 4:14:28 PM, by NDHUNTRESS

    Well I am still waiting for Insurance approval but that is okay. I continue to closely monitor my food by weighing and measuring everything I ea... Read more

  • Mouse Troubles!!

    5/26/2016 11:54:41 AM, by _LINDA

    Computer ones that is!! I have very small stunted hands from the RA, also badly warped leaving me with only two working fingers, one of which is... Read more

  • Lipstick

    5/26/2016 11:37:49 AM, by BETHUMZ

    I put on my black and red dress today, which makes me feel good, but the dress always makes me feel like I should be walking into the 1940's... A... Read more

  • Novena to St. Joseph for employment

    5/26/2016 5:44:23 AM, by PURPLE0906

    I plan on saying this every morning so that John finds a job soon. Saint Joseph, foster-father and protector of Jesus Christ, spouse of ... Read more

  • WLS - My Journey Part 3.5

    5/23/2016 10:15:22 AM, by NDHUNTRESS

    Well the roller coaster ride is nearing the end. This morning I achieved the weight loss goal that the surgeon set for me to be at prior to surg... Read more

  • Photo of Mom & I with Mike Jr. & Sherry Holmes

    5/23/2016 1:35:36 AM, by _LINDA

    They did their speeches, a little of their hi... Read more

  • Friday 5/20/2016

    5/21/2016 9:40:03 AM, by PURPLE0906

    Made up my mind no matter what I was going to get outside and get some walking in. It was so nice Friday and the sun was out so John and I went t... Read more

  • Still sick

    5/19/2016 5:29:50 AM, by PURPLE0906

    Still have the sinus infection. Called the Doctor and he wants me to get an x-ray and did not prescribe more antibiotics. Lilly and now Grayson a... Read more

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