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  • yesterday went to new medical office

    8/28/2015 8:42:25 AM, by NJJ-EXERCISE30

    Good Morning; I had requested a nurse practitioner at this holistic clinic to work with me for my health. I am a non-conformist and say no to traditional medicines. I am using Armour for my thyroid and many doctors will not even take you as a patient on Armour. I read and use supplements on iss... Read more

  • Clutter

    8/28/2015 5:34:36 AM, by JSTETSER

    Clutter on my desk. So much stuff of little importance. It is time for me to find a place for clutter So that it does not clutter my mind, my heart and my emotions. My next challenge to myself: clean up the clutter, and keep it picked up!... Read more

  • TGIF

    8/27/2015 11:56:48 PM, by CHIBIKARATE

    Have a wonderful weekend sending out light love joy and happiness hugs... Read more

  • Low Carb Journey Continues

    8/27/2015 1:47:01 PM, by CRYSTALSEA

    I am totally amazed at how restricting my carbs is working. While I did not lose, actually gained .4 with this AM's weigh-in, I feel that it is most likely just a normal fluctuation and also my body getting adjusted to the low carbs. My blood glucose at 'transition' from living room to bedroom... Read more

  • does your program handle your life's stress well?

    8/27/2015 8:31:42 AM, by NJJ-EXERCISE30

    Good Morning; My life is not boring to say the least, but does my program fall apart under stress. In other words do I go to food - overeating when stress comes. Today, I woke up very anxious. My BP is up. I did not sleep well. Waiting for daughter to bring GD over - she has strep throat. My ... Read more

  • 10 Long,Slow Breaths

    8/27/2015 5:31:52 AM, by JSTETSER

    10 long, slow breaths Several times a day I stop a short break and take 10 long, slow breaths. This routine helps me to transition from one activity to the next. It prepares me for the activity that I must face next. It helps me to close one door, and open the next. My mind is clearer, an... Read more

  • Great day!

    8/26/2015 6:30:13 PM, by KRISGHD38

    It was a great day at work and the gym..now what to fix for dinner..Hmm...any suggestions? 😄... Read more

  • 8/26/2015 School is full underway!

    8/26/2015 12:18:37 PM, by CRYSTALSEA

    Oh my. The semester is only two days old and already there have been more "fires" to put out than actual time spent on teaching responsibilities. As program coordinator I have had to deal with the fall-out of administrative slowness in getting two new hires on board-one, who taught last night was... Read more

  • Now GD sick spending day with Nana

    8/26/2015 9:03:07 AM, by NJJ-EXERCISE30

    This is going to be fast - I lost blog that I had written. I think something must be happening with Sparks. Maybe some of the entries need to be deleted. Does any one delete their entries or does SPARKS take care of that. GD is coming to stay with me b/c she has a low grade fever. Have a good... Read more

  • Finding -MY- Balance

    8/26/2015 5:26:34 AM, by JSTETSER

    Balancing work and life is no simple task. Yesterday was a long, hard, satisfying day! I held on tightly to my vision of what I need to be while letting go of the things that I just could not do. School is tough both on teachers and students! There are so many expectations (including m... Read more

  • To busy to track

    8/25/2015 2:17:08 PM, by JUNESHOPE

    198 Ug...I've been so busy with my daughter's first day of school, I haven't tracked for about 3 days now. 301 I think I've been doing fine with the 'eyeball' method, but it still worries me. 192 I've decreased my weigh-ins to once a week now. 150 Hopefully once a good schedu... Read more

  • Just got back from the gym - doing good

    8/25/2015 9:05:33 AM, by NJJ-EXERCISE30

    Good Morning; I feel great after coming back from the gym. Last night, I have been getting into buckets of clothes that I have stored and now sorting to give to charity. I started trying on 9/10 size and they fit. Now if I got on the scale- I would expect to be lower in weight. With all my ex... Read more

  • Inch by inch...

    8/25/2015 5:44:03 AM, by JSTETSER

    Inch by inch, anything's a cinch! I am making the smallest of changes, in hopes that my husband will be willing to make and keep those commitments too. 1. Weekday vegetarian. At home, I know that he keeps it. After all, I do most of the cooking and shopping. He loves me too much to e... Read more

  • My Detox drink

    8/24/2015 1:34:25 PM, by KRISGHD38

    this is the best replacement for coffee that gets me going in the morning...Minus the honey since I do low carb..... Read more

  • Another POUND Bites the Dust!

    8/24/2015 11:23:50 AM, by JUNESHOPE

    353 Happy Dance The weight is continuing to come off, and that makes me so happy. I'm staying on this no matter what, but it is so encouraging to see the weight coming off. I know there will be periods when the weight will plateau at times, but I also know that sticking with this, is th... Read more

  • Yesterday was a lovely day with DH - still no DS

    8/24/2015 8:53:34 AM, by NJJ-EXERCISE30

    Good Morning; I am grateful that I have support from this blog. I got some super support comments. Losing weight is the least important part of my program. My task of major importance is to not binge or overeat over stress in my life. I have made so much progress in this area. That is why my... Read more

  • First Day Back

    8/24/2015 5:33:17 AM, by JSTETSER

    First day back from a great summer, and time to refocus my attention on teaching once again! I have to remind myself of how much I love to teach. It is a mental game that intend to win. This is going to be a year full of fun and growth for both me and my students!!it is time for me to get out ... Read more

  • 8/23/2015 Baby steps

    8/23/2015 7:07:55 PM, by CRYSTALSEA

    I took July to do the 10 Day Detox program by Dr Hyman. Since I was house-sitting and cooking for myself it worked OK. It was also a bit more expensive than if I had done it at home since I had to stock just about everything used except for things like salt & pepper! In the three weeks I did l... Read more

  • I spoke too soon!

    8/23/2015 12:07:07 PM, by NJJ-EXERCISE30

    Good Morning; DS and his fiancée' broke up. They had an argument and she threw him out of the house. He calls me up and is very belligerent and say I have no place to go. You do not like my dog. I have my hands full with GS who is over at our house due to their A/C being broken. GS is fussy... Read more

  • Lina-poo

    8/23/2015 6:12:16 AM, by JSTETSER

    Lina-Poo, you’re turning two, you’ve got so many things to do. You’ve got your babies and your toys, your little girlfriends and the boys. Lina bean-a, you’re my queen-a! Lina girl with pretty curls, I like the way you run and twirl. It’s your birthday and we’re ... Read more

  • Beck Reboot

    8/22/2015 10:35:11 AM, by NANCY-

    Sometimes it takes friends to inspire me to say... "Alrighty, I'm in." After reading GABY1948 blog and then SLENDERELLA61's blog: Are You Going to Join Us? www.sparkpeople.com/mypa ge_public_journal_individu al.asp?blog_id=5981677 I decided it was time to revisit Beck and hone my... Read more

  • Oh Brother- can anything else happen

    8/22/2015 10:15:06 AM, by NJJ-EXERCISE30

    Good Morning; Yesterday, I watched GS all day. My Daughter's family had dinner with us. Last night- their air conditioning broke. So I am watching GS again today b/c DD has to work again to make up time. SIL has to go shopping for food. I get GS - he is still not feeling well so he can't go ... Read more

  • Train ride-something new for me!

    8/22/2015 6:12:13 AM, by JSTETSER

    I never knew how much easier and enjoyable a trip could be by train! "The person who never made mistakes, never tried anything new."-Albert Einstein Taking the trail to Philadelphia was a new experience for me. I am sure that in the future, I will do it again. It rained for most of our ... Read more

  • up early GS coming has double ear infections

    8/21/2015 7:04:33 AM, by NJJ-EXERCISE30

    Good Morning; GS coming today for me to babysit. DD just got back to work and now baby sick. She called me yesterday. We went over to watch baby so she could go and get GD from daycare. She asked if I was available to watch baby. I said no problem. I have a handy man coming today. When SIL cam... Read more

  • Look out Lina! Gramma's On Her Way!

    8/21/2015 5:39:55 AM, by JSTETSER

    Earlier this week, I took care of the uncomfortable-my husband's health issues. Now I get to do the impractical. I am going to take the train down to Philadelphia for Lovely Little Lina’s second birthday! This is a decision made from the heart and not the pocketbook. No, I am not going in... Read more

  • Blogging

    8/20/2015 1:14:07 PM, by JUNESHOPE

    195 I blog almost every day just because it keeps me focused. 535 I'm happy that I'm losing weight, and I know how fast time flies, so even if it takes over a year to reach goal, when I finally reach it, it will seem like I just started yesterday. 9 And I always remind myself that I ... Read more

  • Had great workout this morning

    8/20/2015 9:14:35 AM, by NJJ-EXERCISE30

    Good Morning; DS going to his first group counselor appt with other combat vets. I talked with him yesterday. He is not fighting this appt like others. I told him that seeing and talking with other VETS from combat will be a relief for him. The group is with any vets from any combat missions fro... Read more

  • Going through the storm at Concord Hospital

    8/20/2015 5:48:56 AM, by JSTETSER

    The staff at Concord Hospital helped me through a very tough time, and I am so thankful! For a while, I did not know if my wonderful, strong husband would be okay. I did not know what to do, walking into the medical center, trying to find him, knowing that he had a TIA (mini stroke) and was lay... Read more

  • 20 lbs down! yeah!!

    8/19/2015 11:04:51 AM, by JUNESHOPE

    208 20 lbs down total, 15 lbs down since restart on June 12th. So I'm pretty happy that calorie counting is working, and the SP food tracker makes it so easy. 9 Last year on December 3rd, I was at 244...(which I gained all back)..., but instead of seeing the negative, I choose to see the po... Read more

  • Our past is not our future.

    8/19/2015 9:55:19 AM, by NANCY-

    Many dwell in what was lost past. The "what if"s" are not going to change anything. I truly like my profile quote. Life "IS" about creating yourself. I found that out on my vacation. I also found out that my hubby is supportive. I just have to state what I need to do for myself. He kept an eye o... Read more

  • Had a good sleep and feel great!

    8/19/2015 9:21:37 AM, by NJJ-EXERCISE30

    Good Morning; I have not been sleeping well. DH came home from work like a bear. At work, he works with some yoyos that are not too bright. These people wait until the last hour of the day to give him something that needs to be done by a deadline. But the item is done so poorly, he has to send ... Read more

  • When it rains, it pours

    8/19/2015 7:12:07 AM, by JSTETSER

    Yesterday when it started raining, it really poured, buth physically and emotionally for me. My husband had a TIA (mini stroke) and is now getting all kinds of tests (MRI, MRA, CT scan, EKG and other heart monitoring measures and blood work. So far, all have come back good. His sodium is low ... Read more

  • No water, no electricity, no frig

    8/18/2015 12:38:48 PM, by NANCY-

    Since this was our home last week.... ... we did not have a kitchen. The only cooking implements we had were skewers, with all the money saved by not going to a hotel or renting a cottage (which still would have to be cleaned and what kind of vacay would that be), we when out to eat. Wh... Read more

  • Been to gym already and ready to go

    8/18/2015 9:18:40 AM, by NJJ-EXERCISE30

    Good morning; I was in the gym this morning. there was a new person who was having a hard time with her exercises. We got talking. She asked about me. How I was able to do my exercises. I told her you have to start small and work up so you do not injury yourself. I told her I have been stren... Read more

  • Conquering Myself

    8/18/2015 5:33:14 AM, by JSTETSER

    Many people have asked why I continue to climb mountains and continue to exercise. After all, I'm pushing 60! Here is my answer: ... Read more

  • Daughter starting school

    8/17/2015 9:56:19 PM, by JUNESHOPE

    90 Well, my daughter is getting ready to start school on Tuesday. Life is going to be soooooo different starting next week. It's Pre-K, but it's still 5 full days. 7:50-3:00. 102 Right now we sleep till 8:00, and I don't go to bed until around midnight. Having to get up at 6:00 am, will cu... Read more

  • Ah .... Vacation!

    8/17/2015 8:21:00 AM, by NANCY-

    It was nice to have time for reflection. It was nice that my son had freedom to walk around. It was nice to walk on the beach. It was nice to do yoga on the beach. It was nice to do yoga in the garden. Although it is nice to be back home also, I'm still recovering. D... Read more

  • Had dinner with DD's family

    8/17/2015 7:52:18 AM, by NJJ-EXERCISE30

    Good Morning; boy do I like DD. She knows her dad and I are watching what we eat. they had grilled chicken, salad and a vegetable. My DD is looking good. She is finally losing her baby weight. She is 10 lbs away from her goal. She had gained 60lbs during her pregnancy. 220 GS is taking more... Read more

  • Making The Most of Today!

    8/17/2015 5:46:03 AM, by JSTETSER

    Every day of our lives we must make the choice to change. We never know when our last day will come! Yesterday at the Living History Event, the last day did come for one of the re-enactors. During preparations for today's "battle in the woods, this wonderful gentleman suddenly collapsed and ex... Read more

  • Broke through!!

    8/16/2015 10:46:39 AM, by JUNESHOPE

    Yeah!!! I finally broke out of the 250's and now in the 240's. whew! 260's....-GONE 250'S.... GONE! now in the 240's!! ... and NOT FOR LONG! 9 (HEY I MADE A RHYME!) LOL... Read more

  • Spend time with DD and GS yesterday

    8/16/2015 9:01:06 AM, by NJJ-EXERCISE30

    Good Morning; DD facetimed with me to show me that GS is waving and blowing kisses. During the session, he learned to making kissing sounds from me. SIL with GD went out for a day so we invited her to go to Whole Foods with us. GS loves seeing all the people and different foods. We had him fe... Read more

  • History Reenacted

    8/16/2015 5:41:36 AM, by JSTETSER

    For the third year,The Governor John Butler Smith (John Stetser) and his wife Emma E. Lavender Smith (Jackie Stetser) return to Hillsboro to provide tours through the Pine Hill Cemetery and the Pierce Homestead nieghborhood. Pine Hill Cemetery is located about a mile from the Franklin Pierce Homes... Read more

  • When Will I Ever Learn?

    8/15/2015 6:35:44 PM, by -LINDA_S

    Did I mention that Daniel had a problem with his temper when I wrote about his impending visit? He claimed to have gotten a lot better, which I guess meant that he only thought the bad things and didn't mention them that often. Mostly, we had a very nice visit. So nice that he really didn't want ... Read more

  • Running Total

    8/15/2015 1:08:00 PM, by JUNESHOPE

    192 Running Totals of my weight loss. 9 Heaviest: 268 Current weight: 250 (2014) 268-265 3 lbs (2015) (restart on June 12th) 6/12 - 7/12 (265-254) 11 lbs 7/12 - 8/12 (254-250) 4 lbs 8/12 - -1 lbs so far (as of 8/16)... Read more

  • keeping stress at bay so I do not lose the joy of the day

    8/15/2015 11:31:37 AM, by NJJ-EXERCISE30

    Good Morning; My life is not smooth sailing to say the least. DD called and says what is happening to DS's wedding plans. they are not getting along. She shelled out quite abit for down payment to cake. I say we give them two weeks if they do not get their act together we need to pull the plug... Read more

  • Mobil App

    8/15/2015 10:14:55 AM, by SUNNET1USA

    I have a tablet and find that working with this new app is awkward because it does't rotate to landscape. ... Read more

  • Saving money while saving the planet

    8/15/2015 5:39:02 AM, by JSTETSER

    One of my long term goal is to have enough money to retire and travel. Friday I took a big step towards that goal by finding a great way to cut my energy expense. Frank, a site surveyor for Solar City, came out and took measurements to see if our home qualified for the solar panels on our roo... Read more

  • Staying within calorie range

    8/14/2015 8:56:19 PM, by JUNESHOPE

    211 Staying in calorie range proves to be easier than I thought with the tracker. 9 I just hope to see the 240's tomorrow or at least by Sunday. It feels like I've been at 250 forever! ... Read more

  • I can not seem to get my emotions working - (tab)

    8/14/2015 10:57:10 AM, by NJJ-EXERCISE30

    Good Morning; When I comment sometimes, I have to choose another emotion. I have been just trying all sorts of them and they do not add to the comment. I am feeling great even though I have gotten shots this morning for travel later this year. I will have sore arms later. DS & fiancée fig... Read more

  • Short Trips and Big Memories

    8/14/2015 6:01:14 AM, by JSTETSER

    Short trips with big memories I have a confession to make. I know that some people think that I have been on vacation for most of the summer. It just is not true. I taught ESY, and helped out with my mother, and worked very hard making mittens to sell this fall. Most of my summer trips wer... Read more

  • OMGoodiness

    8/13/2015 9:45:17 PM, by JUNESHOPE

    473 483 I was riding in the car with Mom today, and we passed a donut place that my husband and I used to get donuts at, several times a week. We also used to eat pizza, sometimes 3-4 times a week. (always getting 2 larges each time) I know.... OMG right? 2 It's hard to to think of just ... Read more

  • So glad that I went to the gym

    8/13/2015 8:54:42 AM, by NJJ-EXERCISE30

    Good Morning; did not sleep good, but got up b/4 the sun to go to the gym. My body just relaxed and I thoroughly enjoyed the workout. I was the kid that was so uncoordinated in school no one wanted me on their team. Because of this experience I thought I would or could not enjoy exercise. I g... Read more

  • The New Me

    8/13/2015 5:40:12 AM, by JSTETSER

    Once a year, I put on the character of "Emma", and enjoy being the Governor's wife for a few hours. She was a lovely woman, and I enjoy the role. My husband becomes the Governor John B. Smith, and looks quite dashing in his attire. It is all quite fun. This is not all that different ... Read more

  • having a positive day!

    8/12/2015 9:25:23 AM, by NJJ-EXERCISE30

    Good Morning; I am enjoying my morning with a cup of coffee and just being present. I have put my DS on my prayer list b/c he might have second thoughts or even be overwhelmed at the prospect of what will happen to him later this year. 247 I am working my program. The hardest part of the progra... Read more

  • My "uncomfortable subjects" Goal

    8/12/2015 5:26:13 AM, by JSTETSER

    I decided to get those things that I like the least taken care of first. Today’s goal is to examine my uncomfortable subjects. I cannot afford to have selective amnesia, putting off those tough issues that I prefer to ignore and forget. 1. I fart too much. This is socially unacceptable,... Read more

  • Fitness Tracker

    8/12/2015 12:31:33 AM, by JUNESHOPE

    Accountability. 387 I just set my food & fitness tacker to be available on my own spark page for anyone to see. I think it will diffidently hold me accountable to work-out more. That's my most challenging part of this program. 550 I've learned that as long as I keep my calories un... Read more

  • thank you for your prayers - successful day!!!!

    8/11/2015 10:11:11 AM, by NJJ-EXERCISE30

    Good Morning; I came back yesterday emotionally exhausted. But I am so glad that I drove over 160 miles yesterday to be at the appt for my DS. He was being interviewed for an inpatient facility for Combat Veterans with PTSD. He was so nervous and afraid- he did not know what to expect. He thoug... Read more

  • Trying something new

    8/11/2015 7:01:32 AM, by JSTETSER

    Well, today is Day 1 on my adventure of change. Today I will prepare some questions about my flatulence for the Dr. I will also ask specific questions about how I control Type 2 Diabetes. I will raise my vision for excellence in my life. I can do better and enjoy a better life. The life ... Read more

  • High stress day - need prayers

    8/10/2015 6:13:57 AM, by NJJ-EXERCISE30

    Good Morning; DS is going to an very intensive evaluation by VA. I have been invited by DS. I will drive over 80 miles one way. The complex is huge and trying to find the location and the room will be a challenge. Some of the anxiety that was going on yesterday with him was b/c of this appointme... Read more

  • Oh the Great Things I Almost Did!

    8/10/2015 5:56:29 AM, by JSTETSER

    Today is my day to start the change! There are some things in my life that I never quite get around to doing. I guess that I am a little intimidated by some of them, and other things, I either never wanted to take the time to get organized and "just do it". I stall out in my attempts, for some re... Read more

  • what a morning!!

    8/9/2015 12:38:28 PM, by NJJ-EXERCISE30

    Good Morning; DS's GF calls I can't do this anymore. My DS is raging b/c she was leaving to see my DD for wedding cake plans. His pitbull -165 lbs got out and runs away. DS is so upset - his GF and he start fighting with verbal nasty remarks. After having a conversation with her, I find out t... Read more

  • Common Good

    8/9/2015 5:26:17 AM, by JSTETSER

    Common Good There is a place that I love to visit when in Maine. It is the Common Good restaurant. The people there know how to give, and how to create a community. I consider myself a part of that great group! Why? You may ask. First, the food is by donations, so everyone can join in. ... Read more

  • Movie food...yuck

    8/8/2015 11:27:28 AM, by JUNESHOPE

    272 Well, went to the movies with my Mom & Daughter to see "Shaun the Sheep". Cute movie. It's Just like watching a 'silent film'....not ONE WORD spoken in the whole movie. It was very interesting. 477 However, Mom wanted a movie hot dog, and I hadn't had lunch either, so I got one too, (... Read more

  • Went to dinner at DD house last night

    8/8/2015 9:44:44 AM, by NJJ-EXERCISE30

    Good Morning; Living by your choices. DD called and asked us to dinner Friday or Saturday evening. I asked DH b/c he weighs in on Saturday mornings. He chose Friday. DD grilled buffalo, salad and fruit. DH approved the menu, but when he socializes he forgets. The steaks were large. I cut my... Read more

  • Building Community

    8/8/2015 6:10:01 AM, by JSTETSER

    Today I watched the ducks along the Seawall shore as they gathered their food and enjoyed another perfect day of paradise on the Atlantic Ocean. Some stayed together in groups, while others went off by themselves. I felt the Holy Spirit say to my heart "it is time for you to draw closer to t... Read more

  • On my way...

    8/7/2015 12:14:51 PM, by JUNESHOPE

    387 I pulled up my weigh-in report using spark, and since 2010 I have been yo-yoing between 268-233. My lowest at one point was 233, which I had forgotten about. Boy, if I would have stayed on my program back then, I would be long at goal by now. 2 It's really a shame to see how many years... Read more

  • I am waiting for Habitat for Humanity truck

    8/7/2015 8:48:05 AM, by NJJ-EXERCISE30

    Good Morning, I have some remodeling stuff that are in very good shape and can be resold in their store. I give to this charity so I have to wait all day maybe for the truck to pick up what we are giving. 220 DH had to go to work early so just received a call from him wishing me a good morning. ... Read more

  • One Small Act Of Kindness

    8/7/2015 6:00:35 AM, by JSTETSER

    One small act of kindness Here is the story of a good deed done to me by "The Island Girl". I was shopping in the Island Girl's glass slop on the isle of Isleford when my DH turned and said to me, "let's go look for a bottle of water when you finish here." Without skipping a beat, Island Girl t... Read more

  • Rare Event

    8/6/2015 12:53:20 PM, by NANCY-

    I haven't been on one since 2002, so it is about time. I'll be here... Sand, surf, and salt air. ... Read more

  • I am very positive today

    8/6/2015 9:22:02 AM, by NJJ-EXERCISE30

    Good Morning; Funny I did a blog entry yesterday but it is not listed. I wanted to check to make sure I did not say the same thing today. Oh well, GD called and wanted to talk with me. She wanted to come over, but DD said they had to go home and will see us Friday for dinner. DD invited also ... Read more

  • Burn while you sleep.

    8/5/2015 11:04:54 PM, by JUNESHOPE

    (tip from Spark) Johns Hopkins researchers found that while aerobic exercise burns more calories at the time you are exercising, your metabolism returns to normal about 30 minutes after you finish your workout. Individuals who perform strength training, however, elevate their metabolisms (burn more ... Read more

  • Whats a Girl to do when your Curveballs have Curveballs.....

    8/5/2015 10:48:31 AM, by DYMPHNABEVIN

    Sigh...I'm sorry if this one sounds a little like complaining... I'm really not I Promise... I'm more just venting out my frustration. All was going good.. I was Working out my body was at least firming up and getting stronger, I hadn't had to use my inhaler in months, I had lost weight not as much ... Read more

  • Food taste soooo good!

    8/4/2015 11:22:38 PM, by JUNESHOPE

    550 4 Since I have been eating "clean", food is starting to taste sooooo much better. 492 I just had a fabulous dinner!! And it was so simple. Normandy blend of steamed veggies, salmon, and couscous. But it all tasted amazing. 474 Today I was about to reach for chocolate ice crea... Read more

  • went to gym this morning

    8/4/2015 12:33:02 PM, by NJJ-EXERCISE30

    Good Morning -almost afternoon here. I am downsizing. I am doing it not fast b/c I have other stuff to do. I am beginning to feel lighter from giving away, throwing out and giving their stuff to my kids. My DH is letting go of some of his "stuff". He is the closest to a hoarder that I know. He... Read more

  • seeing my calories

    8/3/2015 5:04:18 PM, by JUNESHOPE

    17 I've really began to crack down on my tracking, and using the spark daily food tracker, I see just where calories can sneak in. Little sneakers!! 387 This is truly motivating me to work harder to stay within my range. It's much easier to plan ahead, and stick to what I've already logge... Read more

  • We took 8 boxes of stuff to DS

    8/3/2015 9:02:29 AM, by NJJ-EXERCISE30

    Good Morning; I never know what happens to my DH. He wanted to get the stuff out of the garage, but got so fussy on the way up to DS house and back. I think he did not want to go but he had told DS that we were bringing the stuff up. 75 miles one way. I drove on the way back but he was still f... Read more

  • Lina dreams

    8/3/2015 8:35:04 AM, by JSTETSER

    I dream of Lina every night and day, Of the songs we would sing, and the words we would say. I dream of giggles and silly games And learning all of her babies' names. Dreaming if Lina is the best part of my day- I'll see her soon, and then we will play! ... Read more

  • earn 500 points

    8/2/2015 8:15:04 PM, by JUNESHOPE

    If you haven't done this yet, I highly recommend it. I saw it, and decided to do it for the quick 500 points, but once I was going through it, I was very happy I did. Spark people offers so many different avenues to increase weight loss and motivation. I'm motivated even more, just after re... Read more

  • Visualize Yourself Where You Wanna Be

    8/2/2015 2:12:21 PM, by GEMINIGEM6

    I definitely believe the mind is a very powerful thing. As I mentioned in my last blog, I have been working on changing my thoughts, therefore changing my life. For me, it's necessary because my thoughts have been so negative about myself and my life overall for a long time. I see much more clearly ... Read more

  • Just got back from gym

    8/2/2015 10:46:10 AM, by NJJ-EXERCISE30

    Good Morning; I did a great strength training workout and then did my treadmill session. Came home really satisfied. I have much to be grateful. When things in my life are going well, I stop and list how I am grateful. I try to stay in the present and let go of tomorrow. I am a planner, but th... Read more

  • Learning Experiences

    8/2/2015 8:43:13 AM, by JSTETSER

    Learning experiences No matter who you are, No matter where you come from, Some things in life are not going to go your way. Learning to live with the frustrations in life are just part of the game. My learning experience happened today happened with our A Liner camper. Somehow the wa... Read more

  • I'm in LOVE!

    8/2/2015 1:03:16 AM, by JUNESHOPE

    129 I just discovered the Spark recipe-calculator... IT IS WONDERFUL! I can type in any made up recipe, that I've concocted, and it will tell me all the nutritional values & calories. It's amazing. recipes.sparkpeople.com/recipe
    -calculator.asp 17 After keying in my favorite mea... Read more

  • babysat my grand kids last night

    8/1/2015 5:18:45 PM, by NJJ-EXERCISE30

    Good evening; getting much done - a relaxing day. talked with DD - she is going to organize the rehearsal dinner for me. She has been to many weddings & can do it better than me. I gave her a budget that is reasonable. DH & I are paying for my DS best man for his suit he is too rent and a hotel... Read more

  • stuck

    8/1/2015 2:53:04 PM, by JUNESHOPE

    198 Ug....I'm stuck between 253-254...driving me insane! 234 I'm trying to not be to bothered by it because of this months prescriptions for the pneumonia I've had.....which I AM FINALLY OVER!! I know they caused water weight, and the steroids caused weight gain as well. BUT STILL!! NOT ... Read more

  • Busy Vs Productive

    8/1/2015 12:08:10 PM, by JSTETSER

    Brandon and Dylan love to fish more than anything else. Perhaps they don't always catch the big ones, but they always have a good time trying! We should have the same attitude towards our lives!Busy vs productive Being busy and being productive are two very different things. Which one are ... Read more

  • good news on two fronts

    7/31/2015 9:22:26 AM, by NJJ-EXERCISE30

    Good Morning; My DH just called me and asked me - did you buy me new jeans? I asked what does the label say by the belt. He told me- Dear you are wearing size 34 waist jeans. He is just over the moon!!!! I went through his drawers and got his big clothes out and put his new size in. 250 He ha... Read more

  • Fishin' with the boys

    7/31/2015 7:42:43 AM, by JSTETSER

    Brandon and Dylan love to fish more than anything else. Perhaps they don't always catch the big ones, but they always have a good time trying! We should have the same attitude towards our lives! ... Read more

  • Need spreadsheet help

    7/30/2015 4:39:56 PM, by ARTISTICJEN

    I'm trying to set up a spreadsheet I can use to menu plan. Yes, I've downloaded and tried some, weren't really helpful. Tried setting up one myself, I've never been so frustrated. I spent hours and have nothing to show for it except an explanation of what I want. I'm sure it's not hard, but spreadsh... Read more

  • Feeling great - just got back from gym

    7/30/2015 9:03:19 AM, by NJJ-EXERCISE30

    Good Morning; I feel great this morning. I was having cravings yesterday about food. It always surprises me when it happens. It is usually something bothering me. It is my son. I have not heard from him in nearly a month. He has occasionally answered a text -very sharply. I truly want him ... Read more

  • Inside the A Liner

    7/30/2015 5:40:21 AM, by JSTETSER

    The inside of the A liner So many of you asked about the inside of our new chateau that this post is dedicated to showing you just that. It is roomy enough for two people to be comfortable in good weather. We will soon find out how it is when it rains out too. This is not a trailer for more... Read more