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  • FitBit & GI Frustrations..

    7/23/2014 11:57:16 AM, by _LINDA

    Two hours after I went to sleep, I had to run to the bathroom, NEVER had to do that before! It wasn't diarrhea though. I also went again when I... Read more

  • FitBit Flex and Aria Scale arrived today!

    7/23/2014 12:17:41 AM, by _LINDA

    Woohoo! My new tech toys have arrived! Had no problem setting them up at all! Then was stymied by the manual problem. I struggled for an hour... Read more

  • Warm to hot! Me and Loretta Sanchez

    7/22/2014 7:56:34 PM, by XENA1956

    So it has been pretty warm here and today it went over 95 degrees. For the last couple of days I haven't felt up to par. Yesterday I didn't do mu... Read more

  • BLC 25 Silver Lining part 2

    7/22/2014 7:50:40 PM, by 4-1HEALTHYCYNDI

    3. Make a PLAN for maintaining or losing over the BLC break then post or blog about your plan My plan for the break between rounds (which is ex... Read more

  • BLC 25 Silver Lining Challenge part 1

    7/22/2014 7:09:39 PM, by 4-1HEALTHYCYNDI

    This is the final week of round 25. As part of the last challenge we are to do 3 things in a blog. I will tackle the first 2 parts in this blog... Read more

  • wow! Real KEYS!!!

    7/22/2014 8:45:39 AM, by DEDICATED2HIM

    About two weeks ago my beat up laptop finally expired. :( Then, through the incredible generosity of a friend, I was able to order a new Dell L... Read more

  • Worst. Day. Ever.

    7/22/2014 1:14:33 AM, by _LINDA

    It started soon after my exercise was done this morning. Bathroom runs. Managed to shower and make it to the club. Another bathroom run. Phon... Read more

  • Why can't we get dialysis supplies?

    7/21/2014 11:50:00 PM, by SBECKER526

    We have had several months of shortages of my husband's low calcium dialysis solutions. Once again our order is delayed. We know the company wi... Read more

  • BLC break plan

    7/21/2014 5:28:29 PM, by --MAY--

    Hey everyone!! Thanx for reading My plan is to workout at least 5 days a week, at least one hour, doing different exercises cuz I get bored ... Read more

  • 07/21/14

    7/21/2014 4:25:05 PM, by NYKIMMIE

    Today was fun,had ice cream with a friend this morning after my walk. My daughter and i had lunch at a local state park. Then came home n skippe... Read more

  • It's beyond my...

    7/21/2014 3:54:56 PM, by ECHOJULIET

    understanding as to why someone that I have not talked to in 43 years would want to 'look me up' on FaceBook. I remember this gal as being ... Read more

  • Busy with projects

    7/20/2014 10:28:59 PM, by SBECKER526

    I am working on the 12 page newsletter for my retiree group. I designed and edited 6 pages today. I also have lists of potential new mem... Read more

  • 07/20/14

    7/20/2014 3:57:26 PM, by NYKIMMIE

    I love Sundays,my day off. I hiked this morning,the weather was great. The cats and I napped this afternoon. I went for a ride on the 4 wheeler w... Read more

  • Reflections on BLC25

    7/20/2014 3:47:45 PM, by BKWERM

    BLC25 ends this Wednesday and I've got to admit that it hasn't been my best round. The good part is that I haven't gained much if any (final wei... Read more

  • Rough day today...

    7/20/2014 3:25:32 PM, by ECHOJULIET

    Got news that a dear friend of mine has developed Hodgkin's Lymphoma. I am at a loss for words. They think that they caught it early, which... Read more

  • A challenge to me!

    7/20/2014 1:13:02 PM, by ROCKPORT9

    I am on the Starfish team doing an 8 week challenge. The first week I was focused and lost two pounds. The last three weeks, I have... Read more

  • Please Support Our Soldiers

    7/19/2014 7:45:10 PM, by HOT_MAMA_13

    To all of my family & friends - of all the things that you will read tod... Read more

  • Down!

    7/19/2014 12:38:05 PM, by _LINDA

    Its official! Down to 137 from a high of 144! Going to Mom's to help in the garden and to the Taste Of Saskatchewan. I will indulge, but hopef... Read more

  • 5 words or less

    7/18/2014 7:45:14 AM, by SBECKER526

    I feel: Hopeful Content Energetic Peaceful Grateful... Read more

  • How things are going here.

    7/17/2014 10:35:37 PM, by XENA1956

    Saw my Rheumy last Thursday and was down another 10 pounds from 195.4 to 185.2. Very happy with that since I was stuck for so long a just above 2... Read more

  • My Day Off

    7/17/2014 7:12:39 PM, by NYKIMMIE

    I love my days off :). I walked 4.5 miles in 80 minutes,my time will get better with more walking. I'm still trying to rid the prednisone weight.... Read more

  • Well, Duh!

    7/17/2014 1:40:33 PM, by ECHOJULIET

    Another piece of the puzzle falls into place. If it is not in the house, I can't eat it. Well, duh!... Read more

  • Attempted Break-in! I'm Onyx! Ordered Fitbit Flex!

    7/17/2014 11:57:28 AM, by _LINDA

    I am furious with my Mom :-( She was hiding an attempted break-in from me :-( A few days ago, when they left on one of their frequent shopping ... Read more

  • Some decisions made

    7/16/2014 8:58:34 AM, by SBECKER526

    Bob decided to accept his surgeon's decision to have follow up. Can you believe no doctor ordered thyroid blood tests? Yet Bob had a CT scan, ... Read more

  • Good News with Photos

    7/15/2014 9:46:06 AM, by _LINDA

    Yesterday was a great day! Wonderful weigh-in but because I did not weigh in at my usual time, I am discounting it. On Monday and T... Read more

  • At his limits

    7/14/2014 10:27:57 PM, by SBECKER526

    My husband is really at his limits with respect to tests, procedures, and his many health problems. We will go to the surgeon tomorrow afternoon... Read more

  • Issues...

    7/14/2014 3:55:52 PM, by ECHOJULIET

    Again with the issues. This time it's carpel tunnel in the right wrist. No 'puter today. ::eyeroll::... Read more

  • Identify This Plant!

    7/14/2014 8:21:14 AM, by _LINDA

    Mom bought this from a greenhouse and the staff member couldn't tell her what it was: Read more

  • Eating pattern...

    7/13/2014 2:24:22 PM, by ECHOJULIET

    Welp, now that I have stopped eating when the hubs gets home after work, the scale is moving south again. Yeah!!! Lesson learned: Don't eat... Read more

  • Being Supportive

    7/12/2014 10:21:37 PM, by SBECKER526

    My husband faces so many medical challenges. He is showing some weariness with tests and procedures. I am willing to listen and to offer sugges... Read more

  • Update...

    7/11/2014 12:12:17 PM, by ECHOJULIET

    Got the update on Tuesday that I didn't have to wear the sling any longer. Yeah! I lost 2 pounds in that week that I was out of commission. ... Read more

  • Reflecting

    7/10/2014 10:42:59 PM, by SBECKER526

    My husband and I face many challenges, yet grow closer with each one. We can express our deepest fears snd joys. We are present to each other. ... Read more

  • 07/10/14

    7/10/2014 5:48:27 PM, by NYKIMMIE

    I weighed myself today,i feel i have been gaining,my clothes are tight. I'm up 10 lbs thanks to prednisone. I have to work harder to resolve t... Read more

  • More medical problems for my husband

    7/9/2014 10:51:43 PM, by SBECKER526

    My husband, Bob, has courage and wants to do the best he can. Recently he had a CAT scan of the chest and a MRI of the thyroid. He then needed ... Read more

  • 07/09/14

    7/9/2014 8:41:08 PM, by NYKIMMIE

    I got a 30 minute yoga dvd done this morning and a 30 minute walk. Then worked til 7. I'm off tomorrow,not sure what i shall do,a bike ride or ... Read more

  • Tales and Photos From The Gemini Side!

    7/9/2014 9:26:28 AM, by _LINDA

    Sometimes I feel like I am two different people, like my star sign! I seem to swing from highs to lows like the monkeys in the forest trees! ... Read more

  • 07/08/14

    7/8/2014 9:05:23 PM, by NYKIMMIE

    I was up at 5 am,did 12 laps at the pool. Went to the mall (1 hour drive),got new nike's,then went to work til 7. I walked my half hour break,was... Read more

  • 07/07/14

    7/7/2014 5:49:52 PM, by NYKIMMIE

    I got a great bike ride in this morning,i seen more baby bunnies then people (my kind of ride. I love my days off. I got a walk in this afternoon... Read more

  • Hope everyone had a safe & sane holiday.

    7/7/2014 1:14:58 PM, by XENA1956

    We had our 29th wedding anniversary on the 29th. lol Jeff had to work and I got another migraine. My daughter Samra and her guy Carl came out fr... Read more

  • New phone on the way!

    7/6/2014 11:23:35 PM, by SBECKER526

    I soon will pass my Blackberry phone onto my husband. ATT required us to replace his "dumbphone." I will swap the new phone; he'll get mine. ... Read more

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