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  • My sister is great!

    11/8/2014 6:39:13 PM, by ROCKPORT9

    For the last two weeks, I have been fighting a virus. Then, the weather changed and my rheumatoid arthritis flared. I didn't share all this with... Read more

  • Slow Start- But Moving Through It

    11/8/2014 10:45:59 AM, by ELLIPSISDREAM

    So today I have had a slow start. There is much on my to-do list, yet here at my pc I am, with it being after 10:00 am, already. I am trying to r... Read more

  • Snaggles and Sandy in the Video

    11/7/2014 2:46:41 PM, by SBECKER526

    The Berks County Animal Rescue League's video about adoptions and family life featured my cat, Snaggles, and me. The link to the video is listed... Read more

  • Not All or Nothing

    11/7/2014 2:34:27 PM, by ELLIPSISDREAM

    So I binged this morning. I had a tough week and ended up taking a mental health day. And I apparently decided to comfort my tired, wounded self ... Read more

  • Decluttering The Home And the Mind

    11/6/2014 6:46:35 PM, by _LINDA

    I was a serious paper pack rat. I saved magazines, article clippings, whatever interested me. I had a huge metal Office Filing cabinet, three d... Read more

  • Greater Patience!

    11/6/2014 4:46:08 PM, by SBECKER526

    I definitely have greater patience. I realize that one benefit of having cancer is having more patience and endurance. Things will always invol... Read more

  • At the ARL Gala

    11/5/2014 11:33:37 PM, by SBECKER526

    I attended the Gala for the Berks County Animal Rescue League. I am in the cen... Read more

  • Self Care

    11/4/2014 12:17:11 PM, by ELLIPSISDREAM

    As I come from a Supervision meeting with my boss, I find myself with a renewed commitment to my own self care. Things have been so stressful lat... Read more

  • #BeMonumental

    11/3/2014 8:52:33 AM, by JERIBERI1

    Saturday I ran the Monumental Marathon in Indianapolis. Their hashtag on twitter and instagram is #BeMonumental. And people were. Funny thin... Read more

  • Super Hero Strength

    11/3/2014 6:11:02 AM, by BKWERM

    One day when I was 4 and my sisters were 2 (M) and a baby (less than a year), my 2-year-old sister and I were playing in the backyard and my mum ... Read more

  • I survived my first 5k!!!

    11/2/2014 3:44:50 PM, by SHES5150

    We have finally been getting some beautiful fall weather here in sunny SoCal. It started Halloween night with a pretty decent storm rolling thro... Read more

  • 3 Weeks on the Fast Diet- First Weigh-in

    11/2/2014 7:50:39 AM, by JKANT88

    I went to get my monthly infusion a couple days ago, and this means I got weighed. From being on the Fast Diet for 3 weeks, I've lost 2 pounds! ... Read more

  • Lymphedema - not arm

    10/31/2014 10:13:04 PM, by SBECKER526

    I have lymphedema in my radiated breast. My radiation oncologist recommended that I have treatments to handle the spider webs of scar tissue and... Read more


    10/31/2014 9:25:58 PM, by ESHARA43

    I am writing this blog because it is the only was i can express my feeling towards my goal. You see I lost my dad yesterday to cancer and Pneumon... Read more

  • Better than NOthing

    10/30/2014 2:34:23 PM, by DEDICATED2HIM

    today is day 4 of my return to the Eat to Live program. I made the mistake of weighing myself...gained two pounds since i began....I have some r... Read more

  • I'm 30 pounds up and am running a 5k Sunday

    10/29/2014 9:39:20 PM, by SHES5150

    Not sure why I chose to participate in my first 5k when I am at my heaviest weight in 15 years. This seems like a poor life choice at this point... Read more

  • Fall - eh

    10/29/2014 4:26:59 PM, by TAISIAKAT

    I had a real hard night, worked myself up into such a tizzy about these upcoming faires I am selling at. Then had nightmares about previous compa... Read more

  • Golfing in PA on Oct 28

    10/28/2014 11:29:19 PM, by SBECKER526

    This is alledgedly Fall. Yes, the leaves are colorful and falling. Yet, I played golf today. It was 81 degrees in my car on the way home. I l... Read more

  • Do Over

    10/28/2014 11:02:41 AM, by ELLIPSISDREAM

    I have been gone for quite some time. I have tried some other fitness apps, and then I just gave up. On fitness. On myself. I think I have really... Read more

  • Do Over

    10/28/2014 11:02:40 AM, by ELLIPSISDREAM

    I have been gone for quite some time. I have tried some other fitness apps, and then I just gave up. On fitness. On myself. I think I have really... Read more

  • Day three

    10/28/2014 4:33:09 AM, by DEDICATED2HIM

    Today I go to see a new pain MD. I am hoping that he will agree to take me as a patient and that he will be willing to help me meet my pain mana... Read more

  • Incredible Bryce Canyon Falls.

    10/27/2014 8:37:46 PM, by _LINDA

    This was the most breath taking vista we saw. The bridge entrance over the falls: Read more

  • Life moves forward....

    10/27/2014 6:05:46 PM, by ECHOJULIET

    A coupla weeks ago, I went to water aerobics on a day when a strong front was passing the area. I hurt for 3 days. Grrrr..... I am always amazed ... Read more

  • Friend's ordination

    10/26/2014 6:16:49 PM, by SBECKER526

    Today was a wonderful day. My friend, Linda, was ordained. She was called to a church in Barto, PA. She is really called and prepared diligent... Read more

  • Sorry For My Absence

    10/26/2014 4:53:05 PM, by LADYJEZEBEL

    I have been going through a lot lately. I have been having troubles with my heart racing for a few years now, and it keeps progressing as time go... Read more

  • BC Trip Into The Clouds

    10/26/2014 9:16:32 AM, by _LINDA

    It was still overcast and foggy when we went to see the 2nd longest falls in Canada: Read more

  • Back to Dr Fuhrman

    10/26/2014 5:46:35 AM, by DEDICATED2HIM

    When I took a good look at the photo on the previous page, I realized how much weight I've gained and how it has badly affected my appearance. I... Read more

  • Today's Hike w/Photos

    10/25/2014 6:48:27 PM, by BKWERM

    My MIL and I hiked for an hour on the Bruce Trail and here are photos from the hike: Read more

  • My Memoir

    10/25/2014 8:44:13 AM, by DEDICATED2HIM

    Well, my goal for four years has been to complete my memoir. And a couple of weeks ago my dream was realized. Treasures from Darkness is availa... Read more

  • 2 Weeks on the Fast Diet

    10/24/2014 9:03:04 PM, by JKANT88

    I've been following the Fast Diet for two weeks now. On Mondays and Thursdays, I restrict my calories to 500 for 36 hours (I eat a normally on S... Read more

  • Under the weather.

    10/24/2014 6:59:18 PM, by KIMMYWIZZIE1

    Bummer day. Feeling a little under the weather. RA fatigue is getting me today for some reason. I did manage to get in a 10 minute walk today, bu... Read more

  • I can't get my mojo back again!

    10/23/2014 10:16:54 PM, by SEATTLE58

    I've gained around 20-25# now and it's like I can't get my mojo back and it's like I don't care, but I know that deep down I do! I've been tryin... Read more

  • Fun Experience with Snaggles

    10/23/2014 9:51:30 PM, by SBECKER526

    My cat, Snaggles, is a truly satisfied cat. We got him 15 months ago from the Animal Rescue League of Berks County. His foster caregiver was th... Read more

  • I shoulda stayed in bed today

    10/23/2014 1:58:07 PM, by FUZZYBEEZ

    After having to go in early this morning I should of known I needed to stay home in bed. I got home from my route and found the flooring by my fu... Read more

  • It's not about the start, it's about the finish.

    10/23/2014 3:43:22 AM, by LOLLYLOOP

    How many times have you started a diet? Have you went to the gym? How many times have you started WW or some other program? I've done them al... Read more

  • Tough Hike Photos

    10/22/2014 2:42:04 PM, by _LINDA

    We started out on a gorgeous well above average temperature fall morning: S... Read more

  • I Have Extra Bones!

    10/22/2014 11:38:39 AM, by KIMMYWIZZIE1

    Have you ever heard of having extra bones? I went to the podiatrist yesterday for some extreme foot pain that was different than RA pain. I'm gla... Read more

  • Still trying

    10/22/2014 4:06:15 AM, by FUZZYBEEZ

    I'm still trying, every day I keep trying. I did take 2 days without exercising. My body was aching something terrible. It happens like this s... Read more

  • So I started P90X3 yesterday...

    10/20/2014 9:40:35 AM, by FITMAMA_

    So I started P90X3 yesterday... I have been in a little funk since summer on my exercising. I started working a part time night job and I h... Read more

  • New Beginnings

    10/20/2014 12:35:00 AM, by HOT_MAMA_13

    It was with some regret that I left my post at Elements Therapeutic Massage in Woodridge after having been there for a year and a half. But sadly... Read more

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