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  • Weekly Weigh-In

    3/22/2017 12:08:46 PM, by VALKYRIA-

    Omgosh! I weighed in much lower than I thought I would and well below the threshold for my scale to measure me. 390.4 I was expecting 405 or higher :) So, I'm down about 6 lb from when I was in the hospital earlier this year, and down about 15 lb from my highest weight last year.I guess t... Read more

  • Don't Quit!

    3/22/2017 5:15:34 AM, by JSTETSER

    Yes, There are days when I want to either quit, or live life with less intensity. It is important to recognize this trap, and steer clear of it. Why? Because we were meant to be champions and to make a difference in this world. There are people who depend on you and on me. Let's live a life... Read more

  • Wed 22 Mar

    3/22/2017 4:05:52 AM, by LOWGIMEALPHOTOS

    Breakfast 7.15am Soy milk, mixed berries, 4 small salted roasted cashew nuts chopped, 2 dried abricots, 1 dried fig, 1 tbsp sugar-free muesli, 2 tbsps oatbran, 15g Nutifibres, almond essence flavouring, sucralose, 2 teas (with sucralose) Housework Lunch Turkey, green beans, duck fa... Read more

  • Happy hump day

    3/21/2017 11:22:02 PM, by CHIBIKARATE

    Sending out joy to everyone hugs... Read more

  • Feeling Better

    3/21/2017 5:59:10 PM, by VALKYRIA-

    Thanks for the support on my last blog. It means a lot to me that so many wonderful Sparkfriends are supporting me. I had my appointment with the sleep doc today and it went well; I'm going to have a sleep study on Apr 1st. She said I should be taking the antipsychotic med Vaylar instead of my... Read more

  • Tues 21 Mar 58kgs

    3/21/2017 5:45:17 AM, by LOWGIMEALPHOTOS

    Breakfast 7.15am Soy milk, mixed berries, 4 small salted roasted cashew nuts chopped, 2 dried abricots, 1 dried fig, 1 tbsp sugar-free muesli, 2 tbsps oatbran, 15g Nutifibres, almond essence flavouring, sucralose, 2 teas (with sucralose) Housework Snack 12.15pm 2 ryvitas with ... Read more

  • The Encourager

    3/21/2017 5:25:15 AM, by JSTETSER

    I have a few people in my life who encourage me to be my very best. Last night I met with my boss and the principal of my school. She has the ability to make me see what I need to change to be a better teacher without destroying my self esteem. I came home after the meeting and started right ... Read more

  • Tuesday

    3/21/2017 12:04:10 AM, by CHIBIKARATE

    Have a very blessed day... Read more

  • First day back

    3/20/2017 9:58:25 PM, by VALKYRIA-

    It feels really weird to be back in my apartment, but here I am! I have these memories of feeling bad in this apartment, so it's very strange to be feeling good in it right now, but I guess I will get used to it. I almost feel afraid that something bad is going to happen, but I know that's not... Read more

  • Mon 20th Mar 57,8kgs (going down :)

    3/20/2017 10:16:30 AM, by LOWGIMEALPHOTOS

    Breakfast 7.15am Soy milk, mixed berries, about 4 salted roasted cashew nuts chopped, 2 dried abricots, 1 dried fig, 1 tbsp sugar-free muesli, 2 tbsps oatbran, almond essence flavouring, sucralose, 3 teas (with sucralose) Housework and slicing onions Snack 11am 2 ryvitas wit... Read more

  • Happy Spring Renewal

    3/20/2017 8:36:13 AM, by NANCY-

    Ah Spring! 126 Transition time. Not fond of early Spring as it brings mud season. Later Spring is more glorious with unfolding leaves and flowers buds. These past few months I have been dealing with issues beyond my control. All I can say is thankfully I have a wonderful husband. Though I am... Read more

  • Strong Enough!

    3/20/2017 5:09:16 AM, by JSTETSER

    Sometimes we wonder why life has to be so difficult. Today let's make the change, and just live this life! Let's put our energy into making the most of our life. If you fell down yesterday, stand up today! Things do not happen-they were MADE to happen! Today find that strength to know tha... Read more

  • New week

    3/20/2017 12:09:58 AM, by CHIBIKARATE

    Last night was the first night I slept all night in three years hope more to come have a very blessed day hugs... Read more

  • Still on 800 cals Blood Sugar Diet - an update

    3/19/2017 12:33:55 PM, by SUNSHINE-GIRL

    Hi folks, just dropping in to give an update on the story of my experience with the Blood Sugar Diet. I am now coming up to 9 months on this plan, so much for people saying it could not be sustained. The most important part of the diet is that I no longer eat simple starchy carbs, so no potatoes (... Read more

  • Back to Columbus

    3/19/2017 11:29:01 AM, by VALKYRIA-

    Last night we saw Beauty and the Beast. It was good! I also managed to only have a handful of my brother's popcorn, and I had a very sensible portion for dinner and didn't binge or snack afterwards. This is my last day visiting my family. Tomorrow I'll be packing up my cats and heading back to ... Read more

  • Sun 19th Mar 58,5kgs

    3/19/2017 8:10:57 AM, by LOWGIMEALPHOTOS

    Breakfast 8am 2 eggs fried in duck fat, some avocado and lamb's lettuce with hemp seeds and sunflower seeds, a dribble of olive oil, 1 soy yoghurt, 2 almonds chopped, sucralose, 2 teas (with sucralose) Housework Lunch about midday Rainbow trout (with almonds and mint, and a tiny... Read more

  • Modeling Mindfulness While Making Pizza!

    3/19/2017 5:30:15 AM, by JSTETSER

    Every so often, you run across someone who models mindfulness to others. Not only did I see one person who really cared, but a whole staff! That is what I saw on Thursday, and as a result, my class had a great time at Athens Pizza! I'm impressed with the staff at Athens Pizza V in Keene, NH.... Read more

  • Gods day

    3/18/2017 11:25:36 PM, by CHIBIKARATE

    Well almost finished with insurance just waiting to hear from agent got my daughter money in Germany brothers taxes done for trust still am amazed about my daily work and sometimes I feel all alone thanks you all for your care and love sending joy happiness and prayers to all hugs... Read more

  • Happy Birthday!

    3/18/2017 5:42:29 AM, by JSTETSER

    Happy birthday to my wonderful Daughter in Law, hard working woman that you are! Hard working, and passionate about all that you do! You staged the house, and it sold in one day. You committed yourself to healthy eating while pregnant. Shiloh Rose is a strong and healthy little girl becaus... Read more

  • March 18th Plan

    3/18/2017 5:29:17 AM, by IVORY1825

    I have to get back to planning and knowing what I'm doing. If I don't have a written plan, the right things just don't get done. Meal plan: Flank Steak with Tomato Salad Pad Thai Chicken cacciatore Mexican stuffed peppers Keilbasa, tomatoes, and green beans with cheesy cauliflower C... Read more

  • Sat 18th Mar

    3/18/2017 4:50:06 AM, by LOWGIMEALPHOTOS

    Breakfast 8am About 130g soy milk, 4 salted roasted cashew nuts chopped, 2 dried abricots, 1 dried fig, 1 tbsp sugar-free muesli, 2 tbsps oatbran, 1 tbsp mixed berries, almond essence flavouring, sucralose, 2 teas (with sucralose) Lunch about 1.15pm *Steamed brocoli with 4 cas... Read more

  • Saturday

    3/18/2017 1:19:37 AM, by CHIBIKARATE

    Well almost finished with crazy paper work but am in shock the nurse that I filled against the state board for dropping my brother is dead wow no one wishes that on anyone she was so young and had grandchildren and 2 daughters RIP Miss Miller God be with you such a shame do not know how or why thi... Read more

  • Fast Food Plan!

    3/17/2017 8:45:53 PM, by VALKYRIA-

    Thanks to the helpful suggestions on my previous blog, I've decided not to demonize fast food, but to simply make a list of *allowed* meals that I can get from fast food places near me and not have it be a cheat meal. Now obviously most of these foods are not my *First Choice*, and they have a ... Read more

  • My story

    3/17/2017 3:20:37 PM, by SISNEROSMD

    I am a wife, mom, grandma, daughter, grandaughter, aunt, niece, teacher, friend, encourager, cheerleader, and multitasker. I am stronger than I think. I have fallen on my face and rose from the ashes (literally). I have been thin, heavy, moderate, and obese. I have worked hard and been found barely ... Read more

  • 2 Months

    3/17/2017 12:05:58 PM, by VALKYRIA-

    OK, I found out I have a seat reserved in the boot camp that starts May 15th (if you'll remember from my previous blogs, I had to take a leave of absence from this boot camp because of my mental health, but they are letting me complete a later one and I will not lose the money I've already invested)... Read more

  • Virtual Journey Day 2

    3/17/2017 11:49:16 AM, by SHINING_ON

    Okay, so I didn't meet my 4,500 steps yesterday. I petered out at 2,397. I'm trying not to beat myself up out how abysmally low that is. I also realized that I grossly underestimated the total number of steps it would take me to do this journey (18,000) because of my Fitbit. But today is a new... Read more

  • Eternally Grateful for Midterm Break

    3/17/2017 8:21:28 AM, by WALKIN4JEANIE

    I had a terrible professional week last week. It was so bad and so public that even the students were worried about me. They brought me coffee and treats (I didn't eat the treats, but dont tell!), emailed me from home to make sure that I was ok. Bless their hearts. It was bad because the principal y... Read more

  • Today-St Patrick's Day!

    3/17/2017 5:18:51 AM, by JSTETSER

    My St. Patrick's Day Proclamation- Today I only see beautiful and will speak the truth in the love of God I refuse to see petty and mean. I will not get caught up in your political and emotional madness. I will not judge and will not be mean and nasty. Your, "my way or you are wro... Read more

  • Fri 17th Mar 58,1kgs Pleasantly surprised :)

    3/17/2017 3:12:21 AM, by LOWGIMEALPHOTOS

    Wasn't going to weigh myself before Monday, but I was tempted to have a little peek, was happy to see the scale a little lower than last time. Breakfast 8am 130g soy milk, 4 salted roasted cashew nuts chopped, 2 dried abricots, 1 dried fig, 1 tbsp sugar-free muesli, 2 tbsps oatbran, 1 tbsp ... Read more

  • Update and... A Virtual Journey!

    3/16/2017 3:15:16 PM, by SHINING_ON

    It's been a while since I updated, but I wanted to say that I'm still following my prescribed diet. My losses have really slacked (only about 10 lbs in the last 3 months) but I attribute that largely to the fact that first I stopped being to walk without assistance (crutches) and then to the surgery... Read more

  • Work Out Motivation Tricks

    3/16/2017 1:14:25 PM, by SISNEROSMD

    149 I write down how I feel after a workout every single time. So, when I am sluggish and full of excuses as to not working out... I pull out the workout journal and read how great I felt after completing a workout!! 203 Keep a workout calendar where you can see it every day...march each d... Read more

  • I worked out today

    3/16/2017 11:17:20 AM, by VALKYRIA-

    This might not seem like much of an achievement but for me, at this time in my life, it is. I went to the mall and walked for 30 minutes because it was too cold to walk outside. It feels really good. I took the time to do intentional exercise and to focus on my health, and I'm going to keep this pat... Read more

  • Write your congressman and senators

    3/16/2017 8:05:00 AM, by NJJ-EXERCISE30

    Good Morning; Healthcare is a life and death decision for some of us and a quality of life issues for all of us. I have been watching these town hall sessions with republicans and democrats. Health care is not a political issue - it is an American issue. I heard Senator Price tell a Marine in hi... Read more

  • Shoveling Out!

    3/16/2017 5:31:07 AM, by JSTETSER

    Tuesday's storm proved to be a bad blizzard, and we worked our way through lots of snow. I shoveled, and my DH used the snow blower, as we made our way through at least 16 inches (we measured 18 at one point) of snow. The wind howled, the snow fell, and we kept shoveling. We had decided n... Read more

  • Thurs 16th Mar (A few simple rules for me)

    3/16/2017 3:45:53 AM, by LOWGIMEALPHOTOS

    *Eat a variety of real food (Favour low GI foods as much as poss). *Not too much (Eat when you're hungry, stop when you're no longer hungry). *Mostly plants (veg, fruit, cereals, seeds, nuts, etc). To lose weight, create a calorie deficit. ********************** Breakfast ab... Read more

  • Joining a Gym with my friend!

    3/15/2017 12:03:10 PM, by VALKYRIA-

    It's amazing to me that this has transpired the way it has... because just yesterday I was thinking about how much I missed my (expensive) old fitness center and I was considering trying to find a cheaper place to work out... well, today my friend Katie told me that she joined Planet Fitness and was... Read more

  • Sewing Bags With Mom

    3/15/2017 5:18:39 AM, by JSTETSER

    Many years ago, my mom taught me how to sew. It seems only fit that now, at 94, I should return the favor and sew with her. My mother loves sewing, and has asked to be a part of making bags for her great grandkids. I do all the cutting and prep fork. She sews one side and the bottom, then I ... Read more

  • Wed 15 Mar

    3/15/2017 3:57:49 AM, by LOWGIMEALPHOTOS

    I LOVE cats but you can never get a lie-in with them about !! Breakfast about 9.30am 130g soy milk, 4 salted roasted cashew nuts chopped, 2 dried abricots, 1 dried fig, 2 tbsp sugar-free muesli, 2 tbsps oatbran, 1 tbsp mixed berries, almond essence flavouring, sucralose, 2 teas (with sucr... Read more

  • just got back from a great work out- high on life!!!

    3/14/2017 7:44:22 AM, by NJJ-EXERCISE30

    Good morning; yesterday I worked in the yard to add soil to my lawn. I helped spread the soil and today I am going to be in the garden again. It was so wonderful to actually be in the soil. I remember those days when I gardened with my mother and grand mother. I never had the time b/4 I retired.... Read more

  • Tues 14 March

    3/14/2017 6:12:02 AM, by LOWGIMEALPHOTOS

    Not much energy today. TOM time! Breakfast about 9.30am (had a much-needed lie-in today!) 130g soy milk, 4 salted roasted cashew nuts chopped, 2 dried abricots, 2 dried fig, 1 tbsp sugar-free muesli, 2 tbsps oatbran, 1 tbsp mixed berries, almond essence flavouring, sucralose, 2 teas (with suc... Read more

  • Preparing for The STORM!!

    3/14/2017 5:37:58 AM, by JSTETSER

    New Englanders are nervous about the impending blizzard. We are about to experience the worse storm of the year. Perhaps. Schools and businesses have closed in anticipation of the storm. Last night, the grocery store was mobbed. No one wants to be stuck at home without food. We spent tim... Read more

  • Cutting Refined Sugar

    3/13/2017 4:58:52 PM, by VALKYRIA-

    The first thing I'm going to do to try to get my numbers down is cutting refined sugar from my diet. I don't drink soda, but I have been eating sugary breakfast cereals and I have been known to snack on sugar-laden granola bars and sometimes sugary coffee drinks from Starbucks or juices. I've d... Read more

  • To All Of You

    3/13/2017 10:39:31 AM, by MARION-S

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  • Can't decide what to do

    3/13/2017 9:53:19 AM, by ALICELAND

    I am torn between trying a strict vegan diet and trying a low carb diet to help me improve my diabetes. I have been impressed by the books and videos of Jason Fung so I am trying intermittent fasting. But, what to eat when I'm not fasting? Both of those approaches have their advocates among those ... Read more

  • Sewing & The Stories

    3/13/2017 5:21:19 AM, by JSTETSER

    Over the past four months, I have discovered the joy of listening to books on tape while I sew and I drive. I end up spending more time sewing than I ever have before. Lately, I have been listening to books by Debbie Macomber. She has 18 different series with about 5-8 books in each series. D... Read more

  • Mon 13 March - 58,4gs

    3/13/2017 4:39:35 AM, by LOWGIMEALPHOTOS

    Feeling my usual self again :) Breakfast 130g soy milk, 3 salted roasted cashew nuts chopped, 2 dried abricots, 1 dried fig, 1 tbsp sugar-free muesli, 2 tbsps oatbran, 1 tbsp mixed berries, almond essence flavouring, sucralose, 2 teas (with sucralose) Bike 360c/1 hour Lun... Read more

  • Blood sugar too high

    3/12/2017 1:16:02 PM, by VALKYRIA-

    I am upset to see that my blood work came back and my blood sugar and HA1C are both way too high... in the diabetic range. I'll need to make an appointment with an endocrinologist to get onto some medication. I want to reverse this. I don't want my body to suffer and deteriorate. I ... Read more

  • Gabby Update 3/12/17

    3/12/2017 4:23:06 AM, by JSTETSER

    Friday night (3/10), Gabby finally made it home from Miami Children's Hospital, and is recovering at home. Today she is home, after going through two operations, and the recovery process might take some time. Gabby has fought hard in her young 7 months of life, and her parents have too. ... Read more

  • Sun 12 March - 59kgs

    3/12/2017 3:53:23 AM, by LOWGIMEALPHOTOS

    Thankfully the sickness feeling is gone. I'm just so exhausted. Will continue to rest today. Breakfast 7.30am 130g soy milk, 3 salted roasted cashew nuts chopped, 2 dried abricots, 1 dried fig, 1 tbsp sugar-free muesli, 2 tbsps oatbran, 1 tbsp mixed berries, almond essence flavouring, sucral... Read more

  • Day 2

    3/11/2017 5:48:23 PM, by VALKYRIA-

    I cooked dinner for my family today (as well as I could in my mom's crowded kitchen)! I made lemon asparagus chicken with mushrooms... we had it with baked potatoes (I ate half of it and saved the other half for tomorrow). I started my entire dose of medication today, so hopefully it continues... Read more

  • Sat 11th March - Feel ill today

    3/11/2017 1:29:35 PM, by LOWGIMEALPHOTOS

    Haven't slept since about 4am, felt queasy, unable to rest in bed, when I finally got up I had to be sick several times (felt a bit better after). It could have been the green beans last night coated in "sardine oil" and then heated that didn't go down well with me, or the garlic that was more or le... Read more

  • what a crazy morning

    3/11/2017 9:25:21 AM, by NJJ-EXERCISE30

    good morning; DH is looking for his weight watcher pants. He weights in every week with the same pants. He guards these pants like they are from Fort Knox. He did not find them. I have learned to not get involved when he is in such a turmoil. Then he wants to get on a web site where I had chan... Read more

  • Ramping up another 10%

    3/11/2017 6:58:14 AM, by WALKIN4JEANIE

    I bought a great little Moleskine Wellness Journal for March. My goal is to track my food at least 5 days each week. I did manage to track all those five days this week. From my food tracking journal this week, I learned a lot about myself and my habits. I thought I was doing ok, but I have be... Read more

  • Spark Changes and Challenges

    3/11/2017 6:23:00 AM, by JSTETSER

    The Spark Changes and Challenges The new changes at Spark remind me of what happens at the grocery store when they move things around. I spend more time hunting, and inevitably, notice new Items. I know that sooner or later, I will find a way to give my teams their Sparkpoints, What I love mo... Read more

  • Day 1 - Measurement Time

    3/10/2017 1:39:54 PM, by VALKYRIA-

    I'm trying hard not to be ashamed of these measurements, and I'm sure they will be decreasing soon :) This is just the way it is for me right now. I need to learn to accept and love myself at this size if I want to make a lasting change for the better. I will be remeasuring on the first of every mon... Read more

  • I need support and Sparkfriends - I'm recommitting to my health

    3/10/2017 11:37:56 AM, by VALKYRIA-

    Hi guys I'm back here on Sparkpeople again after some crazy life circumstances and I feel like I am ready to commit to a healthier lifestyle and to create some good patterns in my life that will help me be and feel healthier. I'm afraid I'm over 400 lb again (not sure how much, because my scale... Read more

  • Sparking For LIFE!

    3/10/2017 5:12:11 AM, by JSTETSER

    Sparking for LIFE! Every day, I make one small step forward. I check my life goals, and work towards them. I put a little bit of money into my savings. I write about something positive and helpful. I take time to draw on the support of friends and family. I'm changing for LIFE! I see ... Read more

  • Fri 10th March - 59,6kgs

    3/10/2017 3:28:25 AM, by LOWGIMEALPHOTOS

    Breakfast 7.30am 130g soy milk, 3 salted roasted cashew nuts chopped, 2 dried abricots, 2 dried figs, 10g sugar-free muesli, 20g oatbran, 100g mixed berries/strawberries, almond essence flavouring, sucralose, 3 teas (with sucralose) Pre work-out snack 10.15am * 2 home-made al... Read more

  • What I Eat is MY Business!

    3/9/2017 5:20:45 AM, by JSTETSER

    What I eat is my business, and it's very serious business to me. I have drastically changed my diet after being diagnosed with Type II Diabetes in 2011. Most of the time, I let people know that I am eating a low carb low sugar diet in lieu of taking medication. I also hike and bike for the ... Read more

  • Thurs 9th March - 59kgs (+ Restaurant tonight)

    3/9/2017 2:25:13 AM, by LOWGIMEALPHOTOS

    Breakfast 7.30am 130g soy milk, 3 salted roasted cashew nuts chopped, 3 dried abricots, 2 dried figs, 10g sugar-free muesli, 20g oatbran, 100g mixed berries, almond essence flavouring, sucralose, 3 teas (with sucralose) Such a satisfying breakfast, the idea of it is what helps me get out of... Read more

  • Thursday

    3/8/2017 11:14:00 PM, by CHIBIKARATE

    Have to take a few days off paper work need a break starting to be crazy be very blessed hugs and joy to all... Read more

  • Tracking with my new journal

    3/8/2017 5:55:22 AM, by WALKIN4JEANIE

    My goal for March is to track my food. I am just not good at electronic tracking - I get distraced and then forget. So, I picked up a little wellness journal and have been using it. I now understand why I can't seem to get off this weight loss plateau. I am eating WAY too many calories! I thou... Read more

  • The Choice is Yours!

    3/8/2017 5:17:13 AM, by JSTETSER

    The Choice is Ours! Each one of has the power to choose our attitude and our actions. There are many things that we cannot change in our lives, our attitude is not one of them. How will we treat the people around us? Will we be helpful or hurtful? I can hold my tongue when I want to be rud... Read more

  • Wed 8th March - 58,7kgs

    3/8/2017 2:40:18 AM, by LOWGIMEALPHOTOS

    Breakfast 7.45am (about 3 mins) 130g soy milk, 3 salted roasted cashew nuts chopped, 3 dried abricots, 2 dried figs, 10g sugar-free muesli, 20g oatbran, 100g mixed berries, almond essence flavouring, sucralose, 3 cardamone teas (with sucralose) Snack 12.30pm (1 minute) eate... Read more

  • Grand daughter party went great!

    3/7/2017 1:07:57 PM, by NJJ-EXERCISE30

    Good afternoon; DD had the party catered with food so we all have a nice meal even the parents. She also gave the parents a $5 GC for Starbucks. She said that she has learned that if you reward the parents, they will stay to help watch the kids. I thought that was brilliant. I told her she plann... Read more

  • Surgery today

    3/7/2017 5:25:09 AM, by JSTETSER

    Today my 7 month old Grand Daughter Gabriella Alice will have surgery to put a shunt in her brain. I am believing God for a full recovery. By the stripes of Jesus, she is healed. This is a photo of my son with his children Lina and Gabby. ... Read more

  • Tues 7th March - 59kgs

    3/7/2017 4:02:40 AM, by LOWGIMEALPHOTOS

    Breakfast 7.45am (about 3 mins) 2 eggs fried in a tiny bit of duck fat, about 1/4 avocado, 2 salted roasted pecan nuts chopped, 1 soy yoghurt, a tiny dribble of sesame oil and sea salt, 3 cardamone teas (with sucralose) Snack 11am (about 5 mins) Didn't feel that sustained by br... Read more

  • Relapsed!

    3/6/2017 8:18:21 PM, by JSTETSER

    Gabby is back in Miami Children's hospital. The first surgery proved to be a failure. Tuesday morning a shunt will be put in her brain. With God, all things are possible. ... Read more

  • Gabby is home from the Hospital!

    3/6/2017 5:14:07 AM, by JSTETSER

    Gabby is back home! My little 7 month old grandchild Gabriella Alice has had rough month. On February 16th, Gabby underwent brain surgery at Miami Children's Hospital. After being released from the hospital several days later, she experienced some swelling in her brain, and the medication was... Read more

  • New week

    3/5/2017 11:17:52 PM, by CHIBIKARATE

    Moving along first estate sale is Saturday yeah wanting to get back to california soon hugs... Read more

  • From Spark to BLAZE

    3/5/2017 5:04:00 AM, by JSTETSER

    I have been using Spark to get a fire going in my life. Maybe we didn't start this fire of health, but I will keep it going! Spark People has helped light my motivational fire. "The most powerful weapon on earth is the human soul on fire. Seeing the opportunities in front of me and every day... Read more

  • Routines and Ruts

    3/4/2017 5:34:56 AM, by JSTETSER

    Routines are important to me. They keep me moving forward without a lot of thought. I have my morning time where I stretch first, then visit SparkPeople to learn something new about health, and to write. After work, I go out for a walk or run. Routines are very important in times when I'm overwhe... Read more

  • Gabby Update from 3-1-17

    3/3/2017 5:12:55 AM, by JSTETSER

    Baby Gabby is back in the hospital and in a lot of pain. Unlike the photo, she is not smiling much! My heart is breaking, and I would love to be down in Florida with the family. God will make a way where there seems to be no way. He works in ways I cannot see, He will make a way for me.... Read more

  • DS and DIL having a girl!

    3/2/2017 10:10:49 AM, by NJJ-EXERCISE30

    79 Good morning; What a nice surprise from my DS! He and his wife are having a girl. I know the MIL wanted a boy b/c in Asia culture boys are a big deal. DS was so protective and had a very nice conversation. I am glad for them. I went to the gym this morning. GD is now 5 today. I wished her... Read more

  • Talking myself into Good Health!

    3/2/2017 5:17:07 AM, by JSTETSER

    Talking Me and Myself into Good Health! I have a great concern for "Me, Myself and I". Every day I talk to that shining shelf to be my best. Here is how I do it. There are times when I just have to have a good talk with Me and Myself. I remind Myself that I am strong and that I have the... Read more

  • Gabby needs your prayers!

    3/1/2017 5:12:30 AM, by JSTETSER

    Dear Friends, Yesterday was rough. Gabriella is pretty sick cause of swelling in her brain. They also found that she has some liver damage, likely caused from the meds she's on but they are checking other things just in case. We are taking it day by day. Giving steroids to control swelling in the... Read more

  • Seeing Myself Succeed!

    2/28/2017 5:18:48 AM, by JSTETSER

    I have a vision of success: I want a strong and healthy body and family. I want my blood sugar levels at 100 consistently, and I want to have energy to keep up with the grandkids while hiking and playing. I can see it in my mind. Peak performers are people who see themselves succeed. ... Read more

  • Excellence and a caring attitude!

    2/27/2017 5:17:15 AM, by JSTETSER

    The Perkins Inn B & B is both beautiful and comfortable. It has become my second home after just one night. It was by far my best experience ever staying in a B & B. I remember the first time ever I saw this place. I was out walking with my husband John right after Christmas. We were in C... Read more

  • The views we choose

    2/26/2017 5:08:35 AM, by JSTETSER

    The Views we choose When watching the news Some we've held dear because they are clear CNN, and The Times Left out of the briefing Because of their beefing Over trumped up lies Donald's fake news we despise! More than anything, I want t be able to persuasively express... Read more

  • lost weight and inches!!

    2/25/2017 11:21:23 AM, by NJJ-EXERCISE30

    good morning; I have really increased my exercise this week. I went to the gym 6 days and today I will be raking leaves most of the afternoon. I have not been successful in the past. I would use stress to overeat. But this week has been stressful, but I exercised, ate clean and knew the stress ... Read more

  • Every bite counts!

    2/25/2017 5:31:35 AM, by JSTETSER

    Every single bit of food that goes into our mouths has an effect on our body. Sometimes, we just have to be honest and recognize this fact. The way that we cook, what we cook and how much we eat of our healthy preparations needs to be considered. Here is one way that I make every bite count:... Read more

  • Long days are over

    2/24/2017 9:25:28 AM, by WALKIN4JEANIE

    The long working days are over for this school year. That is not to say that there won't be some after school meetings and activities every once in awhile, but these 11 - 12 hours days are now done! 590 I have today off for my 6 month follow up. My doctor has you get your bloodwork in the morn... Read more

  • Sew What?

    2/24/2017 5:56:48 AM, by JSTETSER

    During this vacation week, I have spent some time making mittens, hats and scarves. I have been making mittens for 4 years, and give many pairs to local schools, free clothing centers, and also sell some at craft fairs. This year, my husband has decided to learn how to use the rotary cutter, and ... Read more

  • Healthy is my Hobby!

    2/23/2017 5:33:04 AM, by JSTETSER

    My Health is my Hobby I have a vision that I keep in front of me all the time. My vision is that of my happy, healthy mind and body. My blood sugar numbers are at 100 or lower, and I’m able to continue running and hiking with my grandkids. I run my race of health each day, and I expect good ... Read more

  • WOW just got off the phone with DIL and DS - what a mess!

    2/22/2017 2:10:12 PM, by NJJ-EXERCISE30

    Good Afternoon; I went to the gym this morning, eating well and have lost weight. Now the not so good news, my DIL tells me this and that about my son. I asked her why they did not come down last weekend. she said that she was with her parents buying stuff for the baby. I said to her- you have ... Read more

  • My Health Matters!

    2/22/2017 5:26:37 AM, by JSTETSER

    This week, I've been reminded (again) about how important my health is to my family. My little grandchild Gabby had brain surgery yesterday. The risk of infection is so high that family members were all asked to stay away. Gabby came through the surgery with few problems. She will be bac... Read more

  • Turbo fire

    2/21/2017 2:58:21 PM, by SISNEROSMD

    I am entering week 3 of the BEACHBODY ON DEMAND Turbo Fire workout program . It is a twelve week program. There is an advanced schedule that will take you to 20 weeks. I have to say the first two weeks have been extremely tough. I ahve really had to push myself to push play. TurboF... Read more

  • I Succeed With the Help from My Friends!

    2/21/2017 5:21:51 AM, by JSTETSER

    One reason that I am doing so well with my healthy goals is because I'm getting others involved with my goals. I write every day and tell my friends how I'm doing. I visit the pages of my SparkFriends, and encourage them as well. I have some goals that I'm working had to reach. I want to k... Read more