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  • New Challenges New Beginnings.

    7/25/2016 1:24:53 PM, by KENTUCKYWOMAN54

    As of last week I started walking 2 miles a day in this heat wave. It's been a challenge getting up early before it heats up, but it's been so worth it. The feeling of satisfaction when I reached that mile marker and turned around to head back to the house. Knowing when I walked inside I would have ... Read more

  • Getting much done - and staying on food plan

    7/25/2016 11:59:43 AM, by NJJ-EXERCISE30

    Good Morning; I got good sleep. I have written letters, did household chores and running errands. DH is making arrangements to see his mom - they are moving into assistant living apartment. The apartment is pretty expensive. DH is going to check things out. They only have money for 5 years o... Read more

  • Mixed It Up Today

    7/25/2016 10:08:25 AM, by WALKIN4JEANIE

    This week, in order to prepare for my return to school on Monday, I am getting up an hour earlier. I am also pushing my morning work out up an hour. I know that next week, there is no way I will get out and walk in the mornings, but at least this week, I will workout in the mornings. Here in th... Read more

  • Babies

    7/25/2016 5:54:37 AM, by JSTETSER

    It is such a pleasure to see a young family grow and change to gather as they care for a young child. IN 4 short months, we have become closer and kinder. It's all because of Shiloh Rose!... Read more

  • Monday

    7/24/2016 11:23:15 PM, by CHIBIKARATE

    I have been praying for a miracle so please if you hear me it would help I love my brother please father help him sending light love joy happiness and prayers have a blessed day hugs... Read more

  • slowing getting back with it

    7/24/2016 10:22:36 PM, by JUNESHOPE

    192 Finally weighed myself, and I've gained back 5 lbs. Went to the store recently, and purchased my healthy fiber rich foods to get back on track. It'll be nice having this acid reflux gone again. I didn't have it at all when I was on my program. 198 Also, time for murder.....it's time t... Read more

  • needed more support so I took action

    7/24/2016 9:16:14 AM, by NJJ-EXERCISE30

    Good Morning; when I was in my 20's I got into Overeaters Anonymous. Where I was living I went to actual meetings. But since I had lost contact, the organization now has gotten very global with telephone meetings. they are fabulous. there were people from all parts of the country and world on t... Read more

  • 10% Plan - Week One

    7/24/2016 8:56:10 AM, by WALKIN4JEANIE

    My neighborhood had an impromptu party weekend. Uh OH....I had vacation at the beginning of the week. I was afraid that I wasn't going to make it through the last night without going over on my allotted amount of beer. BUT, I was successful. Someone asked, "Where's your beer?" I replied that i... Read more

  • 800 calorie blood sugar diet - Week 4 Day day 5

    7/24/2016 6:58:37 AM, by SUNSHINE-GIRL

    Can I be clear here, I am not recommending this diet I am just trying it and reporting on how I get on. I have seen my doctor and will be seeing him again in 6 weeks (now 4 weeks). I will monitor myself regularly. If you want to follow such a strict diet you should talk to your doctor. Also my husba... Read more

  • The ride to Jersey

    7/24/2016 6:46:56 AM, by JSTETSER

    Yesterday I took the train th New Jersey, and will spend some time visiting with my son, daughter in law, and grand daughter Shiloh Rose. The 7 hour train ride is certainly worth it!... Read more

  • went to see DS and his wife

    7/23/2016 6:23:45 PM, by NJJ-EXERCISE30

    Good evening; went to see the museum of his division. I was surprised that he could handle it. Things were going good when we went into the museum store, there was a print of two pilots in a helicopter he used to work on. They were asking for donations for the children of the pilots since they d... Read more

  • Daisies

    7/23/2016 5:29:21 AM, by JSTETSER

    Flowers for me and for you, my friend It’s so good to be with you again! Spending the day both walking and talking. We’ll discuss the day, family and health- The dozens of daisies display the wealth Of love and joy we share today, Showing the love of Christ in a wonderful way ... Read more

  • 21 day fix days 14-16

    7/22/2016 11:35:42 AM, by SISNEROSMD

    Day 14 DONE!!!! Yoga fix! I'm so proud of me 14 days no stopping... Consistency!!!! My balance is getting better... First picture posted ...ignore the chubby it will be gone someday! Total body fix done ... Day 15... Done... I'm positive I'm dying ... Rough today ...but I did it!! Pilates... Read more

  • Next Small Step for Me

    7/22/2016 10:46:59 AM, by WALKIN4JEANIE

    A couple of weeks ago, I blogged about all the small changes that I have made and how I feel that all the changes I have left are the big ones. I know that I have to take these big brick wall changes and break them into bricks before completely tearing down the wall. I have been wrestling with three... Read more

  • 800 calorie blood sugar diet - Week 4 Day day 3

    7/22/2016 8:09:51 AM, by SUNSHINE-GIRL

    Can I be clear here, I am not recommending this diet I am just trying it and reporting on how I get on. I have seen my doctor and will be seeing him again in 6 weeks (now 4 weeks). I will monitor myself regularly. If you want to follow such a strict diet you should talk to your doctor. Also my husba... Read more

  • Marvelous Marilyn

    7/22/2016 5:26:49 AM, by JSTETSER

    JFES has a great gardener. She raises much more than flowers and veggies, she empowers students to care for the plants. She plants in the hearts of all a love for dirt and teaches by example how to gently care for potatoes, tomatoes, carrots, peas, peppers, broccoli, bok choy, squash, garlic and o... Read more

  • TGIF

    7/21/2016 11:45:10 PM, by CHIBIKARATE

    Have a wonderful day be blessed and enjoy living life to the fullest if possible for me too hugs... Read more

  • Let's try again

    7/21/2016 7:07:16 AM, by WALKIN4JEANIE

    Realizing that I made poor food choices after Freshman Orientation #1, I went to the farmers market yesterday and to the grocery store. Today I feel more prepared. Last night, I made two servings of tortellini with tomato basil sauce. I ate one serving and put the other in the refrigerator for tonig... Read more

  • The Baseball Stretch!

    7/21/2016 5:54:41 AM, by JSTETSER

    Last night the Red Sox won 11-7. I won too. I was victorious over my stiff muscles, thanks in part TO THE BALL GAME. Every ball game is my time to get off the couch, and sit on the yoga mat. I take the time to stretch out my tired muscles. my husband usually makes his way down to the floor too... Read more

  • got the call to come up next month for in-laws

    7/20/2016 5:08:17 PM, by NJJ-EXERCISE30

    Good afternoon; we live so far away. DH was called to come help with moving in-laws in apartment and out of their home for 70 years. With angry words from DH out of frustration, I am staying home. He is going and does not understand why he needs to come up at this time. they have plenty of fam... Read more

  • 800 calorie blood sugar diet - Week 4 Day day 1

    7/20/2016 8:10:04 AM, by SUNSHINE-GIRL

    Can I be clear here, I am not recommending this diet I am just trying it and reporting on how I get on. I have seen my doctor and will be seeing him again in 6 weeks (now 4 weeks). I will monitor myself regularly. If you want to follow such a strict diet you should talk to your doctor. Also my husba... Read more

  • Poor Food Choice Yesterday

    7/20/2016 7:37:10 AM, by WALKIN4JEANIE

    I am the freshman orientation coordinator for the magnet school where I work. Since our freshman come from all over the county, it is possible for a kid to come to school on the first day and not know a soul. I hold these small orientation sessions so that kids can pick up some information about the... Read more

  • Making Today Count

    7/20/2016 5:38:10 AM, by JSTETSER

    Every day is a new day to bring about change in your life. Choose something important, and do it! One day those small everyday changes will become your habits! What appears to be an insurmountable mountain today will look small tomorrow!... Read more

  • Days 9-13 of the 21day fix

    7/19/2016 8:22:16 PM, by SISNEROSMD

    I am sooo bad about getting to my computer! I am almost to the end of the 2nd week of my 21 day fix... it has been hard but I am feeling stronger every day! Day 9: Upper fix with weights... Arms are burning! Feeling stronger! baby steps! Still not feeling comfortable with pics.. Day 10!!... Read more

  • 800 calorie blood sugar diet - Week 3, weigh in

    7/19/2016 9:38:02 AM, by SUNSHINE-GIRL

    Can I be clear here, I am not recommending this diet I am just trying it and reporting on how I get on. I have seen my doctor and will be seeing him again in 6 weeks (now 4 weeks). I will monitor myself regularly. If you want to follow such a strict diet you should talk to your doctor. Also my husba... Read more

  • Home from my husband's vacation

    7/19/2016 6:35:31 AM, by WALKIN4JEANIE

    I am home from my husband's vacation. I got to walk a few miles every day and to kayak most of Saturday afternoon and Sunday morning. I had to come back early because freshman orientations, that I coordinate, start this afternoon. WiFi has been totally eliminated in the state park where we sta... Read more

  • DD: Keep on smiling!

    7/19/2016 5:31:06 AM, by JSTETSER

    On Monday morning, I made my weekly 100 mile trip down to see my 94 year old Mom. As I did, I took the time to stop in at the Dunkin Donuts in Baldwinville, Mass. I passed 4 different Dunkin Donuts as I made my way South. Why, you may ask. This particular DD has a special reputation. The peop... Read more

  • Fell off the wagon

    7/18/2016 1:18:29 PM, by JUNESHOPE

    40 Ok, so with all the stress from the ceiling cave-in, and the long visit from long distance relatives, I fell of the wagon pretty hard. I haven't weighed myself, but I think I've gained back at least 5 pounds. 198 Last night I had a terrible nights sleep because of acid reflux, from choc... Read more

  • My New Old Machine

    7/18/2016 5:26:34 AM, by JSTETSER

    I am getting ready to learn how to make leather gloves and mittens that will be lined with rabbit fur. They should be beautiful, once I learn the process. My first challenge is to buy a sewing machine that is tough enough to sew leather. My Janome could handle leather for a short time, but I coul... Read more

  • both grand kids here

    7/17/2016 10:31:05 AM, by NJJ-EXERCISE30

    Good Morning; My GD is not always so happy to have her brother here. She is getting better but she likes Nana and grandpa by herself. GS came here for breakfast. He is so busy and excited. He is having so much fun. We are going in the pool soon. It is a little chilly yet. It will warm up to... Read more

  • Falling of the "Healthy Eating" Wagon

    7/17/2016 5:40:15 AM, by JSTETSER

    Last night my friends had an anniversary party, and I just seemed to forget for the night that I have Type II Diabetes, and am maintaining my health by exercise and food. I did ride my bike, to their house, and start by drinking a bottle of water, but after that, healthy went out the window. It wa... Read more

  • Wow - it's been a while!

    7/16/2016 3:11:30 PM, by SOSIREGIME

    I didn't realize it had been so long since I wrote - time flies when you are having fun, working hard, and loving life. 524 Every day (almost) I make a decision to keep going, to keep learning, to keep trying to get my eating under control. I usually fare pretty well, but then tumble one or... Read more

  • Find the joy!

    7/16/2016 10:54:36 AM, by JSTETSER

    It is worth taking time each day to focus on the joy. We all have heartache and pain in our lives. Focusing on the joy gives us strength to handle the tough stuff. Find the joy today!... Read more

  • 800 calorie blood sugar diet - Week 3, day 18

    7/16/2016 5:59:02 AM, by SUNSHINE-GIRL

    Can I be clear here, I am not recommending this diet I am just trying it and reporting on how I get on. I have seen my doctor and will be seeing him again in 6 weeks (now 5 weeks). I will monitor myself regularly. If you want to follow such a strict diet you should talk to your doctor. Also my husba... Read more

  • Good Day!

    7/15/2016 8:16:22 PM, by KATHYGBENNETT

    I wore an outfit today that I haven't been able to wear. I have a few other things in my closet to get into.Two things i actually put on and fastened but they feel too snug.I still have a ways to go according to my BMI I am still about 7 inches too short for my weight.... Read more

  • 800 calorie blood sugar diet - Week 3, Friday lunch

    7/15/2016 1:36:13 PM, by SUNSHINE-GIRL

    Can I be clear here, I am not recommending this diet I am just trying it and reporting on how I get on. I have seen my doctor and will be seeing him again in 6 weeks (now 5 weeks). I will monitor myself regularly. If you want to follow such a strict diet you should talk to your doctor. Also my husba... Read more

  • blowing up inflatable pool for grand kids

    7/15/2016 10:06:08 AM, by NJJ-EXERCISE30

    Good Morning; grandkids coming over this weekend. first my GD for the day. We are having a day of children's games, pool and tea party, etc. It will be a sleep over for my GD. the next day brother is coming. He is a water baby. We wanted my GD alone so she has all of our attention. GS is a bi... Read more

  • My Husband's Vacation

    7/15/2016 6:24:39 AM, by WALKIN4JEANIE

    We are getting ready to take off for the big family vacation. This is my husband's vacation. I say this because I won't see him much for the next few days. Yes, we will share a room in the big lodge that his family rents and will eat dinners together, but that is about it. You see, for the nex... Read more

  • My John

    7/15/2016 5:38:19 AM, by JSTETSER

    Where would I ever be without my buddy and best friend? He hikes with me and bikes with me. He is my confidant and counselor. He is the best wood stacker, car fixer and trailer raiser. He's a hard worker, and a fun guy! He does everything that I can't do. and he never complains. Joh... Read more

  • Days 4-8 of 21 day fix

    7/14/2016 3:14:24 PM, by SISNEROSMD

    So I have not been at my computer to blog for a few days! I have continued on my 21 day fix. I am so glad i am pushing myself to do it! Here are my reflections so far! Day 4: Pilates Fix: This was a bit tough for me as my balance is horrible! I have never done Pilates before... Impressed ho... Read more

  • 800 calorie blood sugar diet - Week 3, lunch

    7/14/2016 8:17:30 AM, by SUNSHINE-GIRL

    Can I be clear here, I am not recommending this diet I am just trying it and reporting on how I get on. I have seen my doctor and will be seeing him again in 6 weeks (now 5 weeks). I will monitor myself regularly. If you want to follow such a strict diet you should talk to your doctor. Also my husba... Read more

  • The Woodpile Workout

    7/14/2016 5:47:18 AM, by JSTETSER

    Yesterday the long awaited wood truck arrived with our two cords of winter wood. There is a warm feeling in my heart when I see this truck for two reasons. First, I know that I will be warm all winter, and second, I'm in for some sweat today. Heating with wood is work! We started rig... Read more

  • I have had to set boundaries

    7/13/2016 9:14:45 AM, by NJJ-EXERCISE30

    Good Morning; I had to do some soul searching for multiple issues in my life concerning my family. I have set boundaries with my DS, DH and my DD. My DH and I have been talking since this weekend - I told him that I expect him to be a partner and not a kid. It has been going on too long and I hav... Read more

  • The Daily Workout

    7/13/2016 5:43:00 AM, by JSTETSER

    The Daily Workout It's just something that is a part of my routine. I get up early and put on my workout clothes. I stretch in front of the TV, then I write a short blog before going out for my jog or bike ride. In the evening, I do my strength workout and more stretches in front of the TV. ... Read more

  • SUCCESS

    7/12/2016 8:51:27 PM, by KATHYGBENNETT

    My weight finally dropped almost a pound after staying the same for 2 weeks. Doing my exercises and getting more steps in helped!... Read more

  • More Changes

    7/12/2016 10:24:18 AM, by WALKIN4JEANIE

    I came to the realization today that the exercise minutes that I was tracking on SparkPeople no longer made any sense for me. I was tracking all day activity using my Fitbit. I feel that the calories burned and minutes of activity had become a bit over inflated. I disconnected my Fitbit, but left m... Read more

  • First attempts

    7/12/2016 5:35:17 AM, by JSTETSER

    Trying anything for the first time means that the outcome will be less than perfection. still, I struggled with making a pair of gloves for the first time. I wanted to have someone knowledgeable right next to me. I did not want a bad outcome. In fact, I wanted a great outcome. It didn'... Read more

  • 800 calorie blood sugar diet - Week 2 weigh in

    7/12/2016 4:59:28 AM, by SUNSHINE-GIRL

    Can I be clear here, I am not recommending this diet I am just trying it and reporting on how I get on. I have seen my doctor and will be seeing him again in 6 weeks (now 5 weeks). I will monitor myself regularly. If you want to follow such a strict diet you should talk to your doctor. Also my husba... Read more

  • Life changes

    7/11/2016 6:00:47 PM, by KATHYGBENNETT

    It's been hard to get my exercises in the past 2 weeks. My husband's grandson , wife and 2 kids (5 and 21/2) are staying with us until they can get back on their feet. The kids are constantly under foot and we are not used to having kids around all the time. After 2 weeks I rebelled and told them th... Read more

  • Breaking Through the Wall Brick by Brick

    7/11/2016 10:03:07 AM, by WALKIN4JEANIE

    I realized that part of my 3 pound plateau problem is that I have made all of the easy changes. It is now time to tackle those tough big changes. I have to break down the brick wall. I am contemplating a couple of changes that I need to make, but am not sure where to begin. I know that I need ... Read more

  • Nature!

    7/11/2016 5:37:20 AM, by JSTETSER

    Nature is not a place, it is home! We all need nature, and giving back is so important. That is why I consider Trails Week an important event. Improving Monadnock’s trails in a 5-day blitz took brawn, humor . . . and lots of doughnuts trail Work By Jackie Stetser Maybe it was the ... Read more

  • July 2016

    7/10/2016 5:47:14 PM, by KATHYGBENNETT

    I need a new photographer. This is the best he could do today.... Read more

  • T shirt

    7/10/2016 1:21:18 PM, by ATOMIC_SUE

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  • meditated and went to the gym

    7/10/2016 1:08:51 PM, by NJJ-EXERCISE30

    Good afternoon; feeling very good this morning. DH did act up. I stayed quiet and then I blew and told him to go take a walk and use up his emotional out burst. He worked last night and I know he is tired but his working on weekends is rare. Today is DD - HB. I told him he can be nice to his d... Read more

  • ANTS!

    7/10/2016 5:44:45 AM, by JSTETSER

    Here in Hillsboro, NH, it is ant season. Ants come into my house, looking for food. At my home, there is a war between me, cleaning the kitchen, and the ants, just wanting to survive. When I see an ant on my kitchen counter, I first remove the small creature, then spray down the counter. I... Read more

  • Book Recommendation

    7/9/2016 6:01:56 PM, by WALKIN4JEANIE

    Months ago, one of my SparkPeople friends recommended a book. I put it in my Barnes and Noble cart but I didn't buy it. Honestly I forgot all about it. This week, I ordered that book along with a book that my daughter begged me to buy. I got the book in the mail on Thursday. I finished it just... Read more

  • stress and losing weight

    7/9/2016 2:20:12 PM, by NJJ-EXERCISE30

    Good afternoon; I do not lose well when I am stressed. I read an article about Oprah and not being able to lose weight until she worked on her stress. I have the same problem. I meditate in the morning. I get up in a wonderful mood. I stay in a good mood. But my family member goes on and on un... Read more

  • A Daisy of a Day

    7/9/2016 6:08:59 AM, by JSTETSER

    Friday was my rest day, and at first, I was not thrilled with it. I like working out. I love my runs and bike rides and hikes and swims. Taking a rest day is hard for me. Still, it is part of good health, and I have to do it. My husband and I went to Keene and did some shopping. We ate o... Read more

  • Day 3 21 Day Fix Lower fix

    7/8/2016 4:41:28 PM, by SISNEROSMD

    I have to say I have marked improvement in my energy and clarity since I have been doing this program. 224 I am way overwhelmed with the amount of food I HAVE to eat! I was not even close to eating the amounts they recommend. There is a handy app I was able to download to my phone that help... Read more

  • 800 calorie blood sugar diet - Week 2

    7/8/2016 10:54:00 AM, by SUNSHINE-GIRL

    Can I be clear here, I am not recommending this diet I am just trying it and reporting on how I get on. I have seen my doctor and will be seeing him again in 6 weeks. I will monitor myself regularly. If you want to follow such a strict diet you should talk to your doctor. Also my husband is going to... Read more

  • Changing the Ticker

    7/8/2016 9:04:22 AM, by WALKIN4JEANIE

    After reading a couple of blogs and message boards on SparkPeople this morning, I came to the realization that I am too obsessed with the ticker and that number on my SparkPeople ticker. When my ticker doesn't move, I get discouraged and depressed. I made a conscious decision to change my tick... Read more

  • Making things RIGHT!

    7/8/2016 5:23:27 AM, by JSTETSER

    Last Friday, we had a great meal at Pedrasa's Restaurant in Keene, and had a wonderful waitress named Liz. When we went to pay, we used a gift card. Somehow, the trip was not put on the gift card. When we went to leave a tip, we found that we only had a $100 bill and credit cards. They would not... Read more

  • day 2 of the 21 day fix upper body fix

    7/7/2016 9:18:23 PM, by SISNEROSMD

    Today was my day two of the 21 day fix. It was so hard to motivate myself to do it as I am extremely sore from yesterday! Today was arm day. I totally had to use the modifier. I had to even modify the modifier! I did not use weights at all! I struggled with just my own arm weight lol! I did com... Read more

  • Dear Kids and Grandkids...

    7/7/2016 5:35:14 AM, by JSTETSER

    Dear kids and Grandkids, Maybe you don't realize it, but you are very important to me. You are love, talked about, thought about, and planned for. Every morning, I think of you, and say; "Lord, bless and help my kids and grandkids in all that they do today." I call each one by name, and s... Read more

  • Day 1 on the 21 day fix (Total Cardio Body Fix)

    7/6/2016 4:44:30 PM, by SISNEROSMD

    I started the Beach body 21 day fix today. Needless to say i totally needed the modifier as i am not the tiny little woman jumping around the screen. I am sore and tired but I do feel pretty good. I am overwhelmed with the food plan and eating plan. I think that i will be better once i ... Read more

  • This Next Quick Trip

    7/6/2016 10:59:47 AM, by WALKIN4JEANIE

    Today I am running my son back home to West Virginia. I will stay at my mom's tonight and then head back to North Carolina tomorrow. For this trip, I am a little more prepared. I packed some water, nuts, protein bars, and some portioned out dried fruit. (No more digging in the bag by the handf... Read more

  • Recovery from trip - feel so much better today

    7/6/2016 10:15:13 AM, by NJJ-EXERCISE30

    Good morning; Going to see the in-laws - all of their furniture is years old and not comfortable. DS survived. I talked with him and he is glad that he went to visit his grandparents. 244 I am working on getting more movement in today. I was so stiff yesterday I could not go to the gym. For toda... Read more

  • Just one more step!

    7/6/2016 5:27:03 AM, by JSTETSER

    Just one more step! Okay friends! Today let’s give it all we’ve got! One more push-up, one more step, one less “sweet treat”. Today is the day to take just one more step in the right direction. Do you know what Albert Edison said? Here’s a reminder: You may not be able to climb a mounta... Read more

  • Back from seeing the in-laws - took DS & wife

    7/5/2016 8:10:24 AM, by NJJ-EXERCISE30

    The weekend was great. DS charmed them all. DIL did great. She said that I like your family better than mine. She talked to them all. DS only went one day with family. They do not have comfortable chairs or even any place for DS to lay down. He was a champ & hung in there. The next day DH & I ... Read more

  • Car Travel is Hard

    7/5/2016 7:55:59 AM, by WALKIN4JEANIE

    I am finding that car travel is really hard. On Saturday, I had planned to get in a walk at the resort where the family reunion is being held. I figured that I would have enough time to hit the fitness center or even walk outside before getting ready for dinner at 6. But, the interstate had ot... Read more

  • Today's Push Forward

    7/5/2016 5:36:50 AM, by JSTETSER

    I have a great friend who motivates me to keep moving and to push forward in my life. Sue is my massage therapist, and a whole lot more! She is a listener and an encourager. She works out the tension, stress and self doubt in my body and my soul whenever I go to see her. She is also a gifted... Read more

  • 800 calorie blood sugar diet - Day 8 - weigh in

    7/5/2016 4:56:00 AM, by SUNSHINE-GIRL

    Can I be clear here, I am not recommending this diet I am just trying it and reporting on how I get on. I have seen my doctor and will be seeing him again in 6 weeks. I will monitor myself regularly. If you want to follow such a strict diet you should talk to your doctor. Also my husband is going to... Read more

  • Can money buy happiness .

    7/4/2016 8:23:26 AM, by SUGARSMOM2

    well the answer might be for some yes but if you really think about it . no it can not .It can make life more comfortable and of course added luxury . It certainly can make some life changing additions but real inside your heart happiness .no . that comes from within your soul . Have you ever meet ... Read more

  • 800 calorie blood sugar diet - Day 7

    7/4/2016 6:01:06 AM, by SUNSHINE-GIRL

    Can I be clear here, I am not recommending this diet I am just trying it and reporting on how I get on. I have seen my doctor and will be seeing him again in 6 weeks. I will monitor myself regularly. If you want to follow such a strict diet you should talk to your doctor. Also my husband is going to... Read more

  • Gifts and Grandkids

    7/4/2016 5:23:39 AM, by JSTETSER

    Maybe I don't see you every day, to watch you grow as you sleep and play. Yet every day I think of you, and I say a prayer the whole day through. And as I sew my little gift I know that it will give your heart a lift when you play you'll think of me, and know you have a loving... Read more

  • Rainy Sunday

    7/3/2016 3:31:19 PM, by KENTUCKYWOMAN54

    It \.s rainy today, so no walking. Umbrella is broke. Trying to get back on track today after going to a 4th of July pitch in on Saturday. I probably went over on my calorie count, but that's okay for one day. Just trying to stay focused on doing this a day at a time. The best that I can. We have a ... Read more

  • 800 calorie blood sugar diet - Day 6

    7/3/2016 5:49:04 AM, by SUNSHINE-GIRL

    Can I be clear here, I am not recommending this diet I am just trying it and reporting on how I get on. I have seen my doctor and will be seeing him again in 6 weeks. I will monitor myself regularly. If you want to follow such a strict diet you should talk to your doctor. Also my husband is going to... Read more

  • Felt Animals

    7/3/2016 5:43:06 AM, by JSTETSER

    In January, I started working with felt, creating animals and busy books. My first project was to make some little creatures for Lina to play with while flying home in February. Here is Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood: My first book: The Ocean went to my granddaughter Lina in June. I built page... Read more

  • stress eating

    7/3/2016 12:02:59 AM, by JUNESHOPE

    2 OK.... with the ceiling caving in, relatives from out of the country visiting until July 16th.. and 4th of July Holiday weekend...I have been stress eating in a fierce way. ...and it's been getting worse, but I am soooo ready to get back on track. 468 473 287 495 I've been eating a lot... Read more

  • Family Week

    7/2/2016 9:55:26 AM, by WALKIN4JEANIE

    This Fourth of July is the beginning of family week for me. We have my husband's family reunion this weekend and then my son will be coming home for a couple of days afterwards. He and my daughter are going to a concert on Tuesday. I think that it is great that they have planned to spend the day tog... Read more

  • 800 calorie blood sugar diet - Day 5

    7/2/2016 6:19:34 AM, by SUNSHINE-GIRL

    Can I be clear here, I am not recommending this diet I am just trying it and reporting on how I get on. I have seen my doctor and will be seeing him again in 6 weeks. I will monitor myself regularly. If you want to follow such a strict diet you should talk to your doctor. Also my husband is going to... Read more

  • Stronger than Ice Cream!

    7/2/2016 5:48:11 AM, by JSTETSER

    I am stronger than the ice cream in the refrigerator. In the past, it has called my name, and I have eaten WAY too much of it. It is very difficult for me to stop at the small bowl. I want MORE, MUCH MORE! I know that it sounds silly, but there have been days when the ice cream has won. Tod... Read more

  • No one is perfect but we have to stay focused.

    7/1/2016 11:36:20 AM, by KENTUCKYWOMAN54

    Came up short yesterday. Boredom and exhaustion got the best of me yesterday and I had more calories that I should have, but today is a brand new day and I may have fallen off the horse yesterday, but I'm back in the saddle today. I'm still being accountable to myself. I know that I have to have the... Read more

  • sleep well and very positive

    7/1/2016 9:05:28 AM, by NJJ-EXERCISE30

    Good Morning; I am ready for my day. I have a busy day with a list to check off. I like staying busy. I will be using my pedometer to measure my steps today. I am ready to keep positive and calm with confidence that this day will be a success. I am ready to let go of stress and just go with th... Read more

  • July Goals

    7/1/2016 7:29:00 AM, by WALKIN4JEANIE

    I am having a dickens of a time eating on a regular schedule this summer. I just can't seem to do it without "bells" to tell me what to do! There is something to be said for knowing exactly what time a class is over each day and when my scheduled breaks are 30 Since, I like to set at least one ... Read more

  • 800 calorie blood sugar diet - Day 4

    7/1/2016 5:52:46 AM, by SUNSHINE-GIRL

    Can I be clear here, I am not recommending this diet I am just trying it and reporting on how I get on. I have seen my doctor and will be seeing him again in 6 weeks. I will monitor myself regularly. If you want to follow such a strict diet you should talk to your doctor. Also my husband is going to... Read more

  • Welcoming Change!

    7/1/2016 5:25:36 AM, by JSTETSER

    We have heard the saying, "The only thing constant is change." Sometimes we fear the change that could come, rather than embracing it. It's a new day, and today is a good day for an attitude change! There are many things that we cannot change, but our thoughts are ours to alter. Become a d... Read more

  • Another day but no dollar....

    6/30/2016 10:40:28 AM, by KENTUCKYWOMAN54

    Yesterday was an exceptionally good day for me. Got in my walk, did good on my eating, cleaned my house, got a little work done in the basement(cleaning it out and organizing) this a continuing project for this summer and cleaned out and washed the contents of a base cabinet in the kitchen that I h... Read more

  • so proud of DH

    6/30/2016 9:15:50 AM, by NJJ-EXERCISE30

    Good Morning; DH really stepped up and talked with siblings about their parents. I told him that I was so proud of him. that is the man you are a strong, decisive and cooperative, I saw the man that I admire. I am hoping with encouragement from me I will see this side of him more and more. My si... Read more

  • Thoughts on Turning 55

    6/30/2016 7:18:32 AM, by WALKIN4JEANIE

    I keep a blog on blogspot called The Almost Empty Nest. I put my thoughts on turning 55 over there. thealmostemptyest.blogspot.com
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  • 800 calorie blood sugar diet - Day 3

    6/30/2016 6:59:33 AM, by SUNSHINE-GIRL

    Can I be clear here, I am not recommending this diet I am just trying it and reporting on how I get on. I have seen my doctor and will be seeing him again in 6 weeks. I will monitor myself regularly. If you want to follow such a strict diet you should talk to your doctor. Also my husband is going to... Read more

  • The Trail Less Traveled

    6/30/2016 5:38:12 AM, by JSTETSER

    The trail less traveled Wednesday's Monadnock hike took us past the Remote Campsites, over to,Gilson Pond, then on to the Ravine Trail and back to the Gilson PondCampground where we are staying. It was a beautiful, quiet hike with no other hikers in sight. The campground only had 5 of its 28 sit... Read more

  • Just got clarification about in-laws problem

    6/29/2016 4:35:38 PM, by NJJ-EXERCISE30

    good afternoon; FIL is losing reality - he is 90. He goes to the grocery store and buys hotdogs and hamburgers for himself. Does not buy any food for his wife b/c she is on a special diet. MIL really does not care to be on diet- she is tired of the diet and even living- she is 90. Her mom has h... Read more

  • 2015 in a nutshell and now

    6/29/2016 9:53:41 AM, by KENTUCKYWOMAN54

    In 2015 I was planning my wedding. I lost 35 pounds and then the wedding did not take place. Won't go into details, but I know it was God's will for my life to not marry this man, for he had lied to me repeatedly. Even though I know he really did love me he couldn't make choices that needed to be ma... Read more

  • did not sleep well - mind too active

    6/29/2016 9:29:26 AM, by NJJ-EXERCISE30

    Good Morning; I am tired and will take a nap soon. I am eating well and plan to exercise in the house. I have been walking around the house getting steps in. But I think I am ready for a nap. DH is calling sister and trying to get some understanding of what is happening fiancially b/w his father ... Read more

  • flood waters did not come to our part of the state but sure hit hard in other parts .

    6/29/2016 8:17:29 AM, by SUGARSMOM2

    i live at the peak of west Virginia . within minutes i can be in ohio or Penn. . the fiesta dishware is also in my part of the state . I feel so badly for the people who are hit with the flood waters . many lost everything . I wonder how you start all over again . many are retired and can not replac... Read more

  • Picture yourself happy and healthy!

    6/29/2016 7:11:15 AM, by JSTETSER

    If you can see it, you can be it! Picture yourself happy and healthy! Everyone is taking photos of everything these days. I often remove close to half of my shots, and only a quarter of the hoots saved are used. I know the image that I want to go with my writing. I have a story to tell, an... Read more

  • 800 calorie blood sugar diet - Day 2

    6/29/2016 5:01:40 AM, by SUNSHINE-GIRL

    Can I be clear here, I am not recommending this diet I am just trying it and reporting on how I get on. I have seen my doctor and will be seeing him again in 6 weeks. I will monitor myself regularly. If you want to follow such a strict diet you should talk to your doctor. Also my husband is going to... Read more

  • great workout this morning

    6/28/2016 10:31:28 AM, by NJJ-EXERCISE30

    Good Morning; I have a habit to exercise early so other unexpected diversions do not interrupt with my exercise. I have gotten DH to do the same. We got word from 90 year old in-laws. FIL is not giving his daughter money to buy for my MIL food. His daughter spends money from her own pocket whic... Read more

  • 800 calorie blood sugar diet - Day 1

    6/28/2016 6:20:49 AM, by SUNSHINE-GIRL

    Can I be clear here, I am not recommending this diet I am just trying it and reporting on how I get on. I have seen my doctor and will be seeing him again in 6 weeks. I will monitor myself regularly. If you want to follow such a strict diet you should talk to your doctor. Also my husband is goin... Read more