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  • Good-bye Summer!

    9/17/2014 5:34:33 AM, by JSTETSER

    1. Good bye summer, we had lots of fun It's hard to believe that you're almost done Hiking in mountains and swimming at the beach- But now I have children to teach. You will be missed, It is true!... we are expecting a deep fr... Read more

  • What Would Our Pets Write In Their Diary?

    9/17/2014 2:08:36 AM, by LITTLEWIND53

    Dog vs. Cat: The Diaries We all know there are major differences between dogs and cats, but it was only after we found their secret diaries that we really understood how deep a difference it is... The Dog's Diary 8:00 am: Dog food! My favorite thing! 9:30 am: A car ride! My favorite... Read more

  • Hump Day

    9/17/2014 12:34:40 AM, by CHIBIKARATE

    I have surgery in the morning surrounding myself by my guarian angels God and Jesus sending prayers nad blessings hugx... Read more

  • Strolling with Rosco

    9/16/2014 9:09:41 PM, by SUCCESSN2014

    Today was a win win for Rosco and I both. I admit I've not been one to hook him up to a leash and walk him. Honestly, the only time he's ever on a leash is if he's going from the car into the vet's office and vice versa. We live on over a third of an acre fenced in so he has plenty of room to r... Read more

  • Tuesday, September 16

    9/16/2014 9:03:02 PM, by LJOYCE55

    1. did really well on the eliptical this morning - very fast, very hard, very sweaty. fun 2. Completely blew my diet today. Nowhere near my ranges and I am very full. Not an angel today.... Read more

  • Feeling good today

    9/16/2014 8:19:56 AM, by NJJ-EXERCISE30

    Good Morning; Dh is in a better mood. We talked and I expressed that he has these moods that he can work himself out. He says he knows, but he rarely gets himself out unless I bring it up. Been going to gym daily and it helps me greatly. Have not heard from DS for a few days. I h... Read more

  • Encouraging

    9/16/2014 7:11:06 AM, by JSTETSER

    I am thankful for the beauty in my life. I am going to make a point of encouraging those around me this morning.... Read more

  • A DIFFERENT APPROACH -- 1st Two Weeks of September Results

    9/16/2014 1:12:44 AM, by SUCCESSN2014

    For those of you who don't regularly follow my blog a short backstory: *** I started my weight loss journey in October of 2011 at 224. At my heaviest I was 233 pounds. For only being 4'11 that is a lot of weight on a very short frame. From October of 2011 - October of 2012 I lost well over 20 p... Read more

  • Tues

    9/16/2014 12:58:11 AM, by CHIBIKARATE


  • Monday, September 15

    9/15/2014 10:34:30 AM, by LJOYCE55

    1. Did weight training then 60 min of cardio. I swapped out some of my eliptical time for treadmill time. Felt pretty awkward on the treadmill, so upped the incline to pretend I knew what I was doing. 2. Ate 1647 calories and 167 carb gms yesterday. This is 100 calories over on my calorie r... Read more

  • Boy did I learn a lesson

    9/15/2014 10:33:47 AM, by NJJ-EXERCISE30

    Good Morning; DH had a colonoscopy and we got a bill from the hospital. I tried calling and finding how much we owed after insurance. DH did not have time to do it. Hospital would not tell me b/c it was under DH name. I paid a portion and heard nothing. We finally heard from insurance and the... Read more

  • Morning beauty

    9/15/2014 6:54:29 AM, by JSTETSER

    Every morning I take at least 1 minute to enjoy my ride to work. Even on a busy day, it helps me to stay grounded. One minute of peace can make a big difference! Where is your place of beauty?... Read more

  • Sunday, September 14

    9/14/2014 6:21:06 PM, by LJOYCE55

    1. No exercise today. 2. Went over my SP calorie range yesterday, but this was my cheat day so it does not count. Still on track.... Read more

  • Mowing the Lawn...

    9/14/2014 3:43:46 PM, by JSTETSER

    I am thankful today for a wonderful husband who mows the lawn for me all the time. Today was my first time mowing in about 5 years. I forgot just how much work it it to mow a lawn.... ... Read more

  • Saturday, September 13

    9/13/2014 1:15:01 PM, by LJOYCE55

    1. No workout today. Even though i skipped yesterday, I already have this day pretty well booked up. 2. Ate 1468 calories yesterday and 194 carb gms. This is the high end for both ranges, but still meets the goal. I am really liking this daily goals/plans process.... Read more

  • Friday, September 12

    9/12/2014 3:11:22 PM, by LJOYCE55

    1. Did not work out today because I overslept. Not a good excuse, but the only one I've got. 2. I ate 1417 calories yesterday - below my limit and 153 carb gms which is at the lower end of my range. I am such an angel.... Read more

  • Thoughts

    9/11/2014 11:58:39 PM, by LITTLEWIND53

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  • The Dreaded Middle Seat

    9/11/2014 6:55:25 PM, by DREAMSEEKER9

    I'm going on a work trip tomorrow, but it's not going to be much work - my company is celebrating its 100th anniversary by taking the entire company plus a guest each (that's 600 people total) to San Juan, Puerto Rico! I need to start packing in a moment, but I wanted to write a quick ... Read more

  • DD is home now

    9/11/2014 11:56:18 AM, by NJJ-EXERCISE30

    Good Day; Just got an update from DD. GD loves her new baby- the doll I bought for her b/c DD wanted her to have a baby to come home from the hospital. MIL is supposed to still be there helping. I had a long talk with DD. My DD is very sore b/c the baby was so big. She did not get t... Read more

  • Thursday, September 11

    9/11/2014 8:08:07 AM, by LJOYCE55

    1. Had a great workout with my trainer. Every week it is something new to try, so my muscles never get used to her exercises. Love that. 2. Went over my calorie goals yesterday by the calorie cost of a Kashi chia granola bar. I really enjoyed it, but need to plan better to fit it into my me... Read more

  • Another point of view

    9/11/2014 6:19:03 AM, by KLMAYS08

    hurdles-men-that-love-us.html?m=1 ... Read more

  • Remembering 9/11

    9/11/2014 5:40:01 AM, by JSTETSER

    Hold your precious memories close of meaningful days. Sift out the pain and loss. Cling to the goodness and the love forever. Even on the most horrible of days, find the goodness that God has placed there. ... Read more

  • THursdary

    9/11/2014 12:50:07 AM, by CHIBIKARATE

    Thanks for yourprayers and guidence sending prayers blessings and love to all hugz enjoy your day remember it is the small things that count... Read more


    9/10/2014 4:45:01 PM, by SUCCESSN2014

    BLC 26 officially kicks off September 17 I became part of the "pre BLC" team and was getting to know some of the members. Part of joining this team is to get yourself familiar with members and learn basics such as tracking your weight, completing small challenges, etc. This gives you a rough id... Read more

  • Wednesday, September 10

    9/10/2014 9:33:59 AM, by LJOYCE55

    1. Did my hour of cardio this morning, so points for me. 2. Calorie count for yesterday was 1125 calories and 181 carb gms - both under my max goal for the day. I am sticking to this daily goals routine for as long as it works.... Read more

  • Great News!!!

    9/10/2014 8:45:56 AM, by NANCY-

    The Ton of Fun Challenge will be repeated in January!!!! Wow I've already got plans for 2015!!! How wonderful! Now to address September -December. Got my son's activities mapped out, Special Olympics Bowling and the Teen/Adult Social... Read more

  • Enjoying Solitude

    9/10/2014 5:40:17 AM, by JSTETSER

    Of all my wonderful friends, I love Solitude the most. I visit with her every day, if only for a few minutes. Making friends with Solitude has brought me to other friends: Peace and Contentment.... Read more

  • Accomplishments - Day 10

    9/9/2014 9:26:26 PM, by GRATEFUL_DAWN

    1) Ate a healthy breakfast 2) Put in a full day at work (saw 3 clients) 3) Walked with Libby, my dog, for 33 minutes 3) Read chapter 2 in "The Action Principles" which suggested that I put together a To-Do list every day and prioritize it 4) Finished SparkCoach for the day, on the consistenc... Read more

  • hi

    9/9/2014 1:27:03 PM, by BYEPOUNDS

    hi... Read more

  • 10 lb loss & Yoga.

    9/9/2014 1:18:20 PM, by LARAESTAR

    Do you do Yoga?... Read more

  • Stuff Happens .."Oh Well"

    9/9/2014 8:20:55 AM, by NANCY-

    Yesterday I composed a wonderful blog about Music, as I was about to post when my computer crashed. "Oh well" Having that "Oh, well!" response that Dr. Judith Beck suggests helps me to move forward. Yes that may have sucked, but what can I do now. What's past is past. What counts is what I do now.... Read more

  • Tuesday, September 9

    9/9/2014 8:18:03 AM, by LJOYCE55

    Daily goals: 1. Went to the gym for my 60 minutes of cardio then rushed home to get ready for work. This is the one day a week I have to drive into work (I have a virtual office), so I have just the right amount of time to shower, do hair, do makeup, kiss the hubby and leave. 2. Ate 1289... Read more

  • Tues

    9/9/2014 12:25:42 AM, by CHIBIKARATE

    Enjoy your day be bolesssed sending prayers and blessings... Read more

  • Eating healthy today

    9/8/2014 4:31:58 PM, by BYEPOUNDS

    but I'm craving carbs...breads and pizza usually I want ice cream, not sure why not today best to you... Read more

  • NEW GS 9 lbs+

    9/8/2014 12:36:47 PM, by NJJ-EXERCISE30

    Update: I just got word that DD had a baby boy. Over 9 lbs - SIL says they are both resting. She can forget those newborn clothes sizes. It sure has got me feeling great. I have not been able to talk with DD. I will wait until she calls me. ... Read more

  • Monday, September 8

    9/8/2014 10:35:53 AM, by LJOYCE55

    I have decided that long term goals are not very rewarding or inspiring for me. So I have decided to use one day goals for a while to see if that works better. While I track by day, I have always viewed my ups and downs as part of the week/month/year instead of making sure I met them regularly. S... Read more

  • DD's water broke early this morning

    9/8/2014 9:27:34 AM, by NJJ-EXERCISE30

    Good Morning; I got the text early this morning. I send my prayers that everything will go positively and DD will have a better experience than last time. I decided to go to the gym earlier than usual. I am going to keep busy until I heard more details. ... Read more

  • NSV - failed experiment

    9/8/2014 7:39:05 AM, by SUNSHINE-GIRL

    Well it has been a week since my last weigh-in and DH has put the scales back in the bathroom. To check they are accurate he has weighed himself. He never varies, not even an ounce. Feeling quite good, tummy seems flatter and I got into my white jeans on Friday I rush through and get on ... Read more

  • Stretch Like Gumby

    9/8/2014 5:35:06 AM, by JSTETSER

    It was 7:30, and I needed to give my AMC Jeopardy Game presentation at the lodge. Nothing went according to plan. People were scattered, and the lesson time helps to bring the group together. The lesson also includes lots of safety information to keep everyone safe during their weekend hikes. ... Read more

  • Happy Monday

    9/8/2014 12:49:01 AM, by CHIBIKARATE

    Enjoy your day be blessed sending prayers ;ove light and joy hugz Be blessed pa ray often... Read more

  • Sunday, September 7

    9/7/2014 8:50:29 PM, by LJOYCE55

    1. Watched the plumber install the toilet in my powder room. We are remodeling and everything has gone smoothly except the vanity for the sink. We are now on our fourth try to find something that fits AND that we like. Hopefully, this will be resolved this week. 2. Did not stick to my calorie ... Read more

  • Sometimes Things that Look Good....

    9/7/2014 2:46:26 PM, by JSTETSER

    Sometimes things that look inviting are not as good as expected. I was looking forward to walking out and sitting on the rock on Paradise Point. I took my time, and carefully walked out on the rocks. ... Read more

  • Accomplishments - Day 9

    9/7/2014 1:38:37 PM, by GRATEFUL_DAWN

    1) Ate a healthy breakfast 2) Walked my dog, Libby 3) Read Chapter 1 of "The Action Principles" by Bill Fitzpatrick which was on Setting Goals 4) Wrote several goals out on a sheet of paper and started listing out steps to reach each goal 5) Finished SparkCoach for the day except for the cha... Read more

  • Missed the ToF Picnic.

    9/7/2014 10:01:11 AM, by NANCY-

    Bummed about not making it to the Ton of Fun Challenge Finish Line Potluck last night, my body made other plans for me. I really wanted to see the smiles on the faces as their award(s) were announced. I still do not know mine and will share once I know. Attending would have been a mice way to close ... Read more

  • Breaking this plateau!

    9/7/2014 9:36:00 AM, by SOSIREGIME

    Ok - I've tried exercising a lot, but my eating has not been under control, so I'm trying something new. I'm going to cut down on carbs - this has worked for me before. It's also good discipline to try something new - to adhere to the rules and to have that as a commitment and an accomplishment. ... Read more

  • No Scale Challenge - Update

    9/7/2014 8:59:42 AM, by JUNIORSSISTER

    I have to admit I have a slight obsession with the scale. In trying to work on this. I was challenged to stay off the scale for several days. It was tough but I did it. I covered up the display to help keep me honest. The focus he... Read more

  • The Ugly Truth

    9/7/2014 7:41:51 AM, by JUNIORSSISTER

    The Ugly Truth Completing a half marathon left me with the feeling of being able to jump tall buildings . Trust me I know I completed it by shear will, I ... Read more

  • Saturday, September 6

    9/6/2014 5:05:56 PM, by LJOYCE55

    1. Day of rest so no exercise. 2. Went over my calorie range yesterday when I went out with my son. I am blaminig it all on him.... Read more

  • going to gym - day not so good

    9/6/2014 2:42:12 PM, by NJJ-EXERCISE30

    Good afternoon; DH has a bean up his you know what today. It has to do with too much kids contact. DD may be having a baby this weekend or induced next week. DS is having problems with his back. I know the signs when DH gets in these moods. He does not mind him and I talking, but he gets qu... Read more

  • seasonal house cleaning

    9/6/2014 1:48:37 PM, by BYEPOUNDS

    I found someone who I think I can work with about helping me clean at least for one time. I've tried to get it organized enough to have someone help me. And I've been patient enough for long enough and I haven't been able to improve it more than what it is today. So, I need to bite the bullet ... Read more

  • Being Gentle with Ourselves

    9/6/2014 10:13:07 AM, by DREAMSEEKER9

    After a rough few days, I thankfully had a good night's sleep. I even allowed myself to drift in and out of sleep early this morning, something I haven't done in a long while - it felt terrific. I woke up, feeling a renewed sense of compassion for myself. I sought out these messages of being ... Read more

  • DD called this morning

    9/5/2014 4:55:21 PM, by NJJ-EXERCISE30

    Good afternoon, Her pre-eclampsia has come back. She has an evaluation this afternoon and a decision will be made when to induce labor. Because of her history, they want a conservative approach. Baby is 40 weeks in 2 weeks. DD is calm. I am calm, but just waiting for word of the decision. ... Read more

  • saw someone who strongly resembles my dad

    9/5/2014 2:14:46 PM, by BYEPOUNDS

    The moderator at a book club I attended this week looked just like my dad who passed away in the 1990's. Physically, they resembled each other. Differences were in their mannerisms, and age. Also, this moderator was much more verbal than my dad. I wasn't freaked out or thinking that there was... Read more

  • Friday, September 5

    9/5/2014 10:11:54 AM, by LJOYCE55

    1. 60 min of eliptical this morning. 2. STAYED WITHIN MY CALORIE RANGE YESTERDAY -- YAAAYYY!!!!... Read more

  • Shopping for a new fitness gadget (FitBit, Polar, SP - oh my!)

    9/5/2014 9:58:12 AM, by DREAMSEEKER9

    I have a Polar HeartRate monitor - the kind that's the watch that displays my heartrate, and then the sensor band that goes around my ribcage. The problem is that the battery died in the watch, and I have tried and tried to open that darn watch back to replace the battery, to the point that now it'... Read more

  • Non scales motivation

    9/5/2014 8:41:44 AM, by SUNSHINE-GIRL

    I still wake up and think about getting weighed and then have to snap into my new routine. Toilet, wash hands, take blood glucose test, pour juice/water and take medication. How boring, but it has to be done, but I am getting used to not jumping on the scales. I promised myself a non scales m... Read more

  • Looking Forward

    9/5/2014 5:38:28 AM, by JSTETSER

    Never look back unless you are planning to go that way.” ― Henry David Thoreau ... Read more

  • Update Sep 4th, 2014

    9/4/2014 8:20:47 PM, by MADLYINLOVE

    What a ride this year has been! I've just returned home from an appointment with the Chief of Rheumatology at the hospital. And I've now got the double thumbs-up on my current plan for treatment for what ails me. I had to step back from a good deal earlier this year when, shortly after a big mo... Read more

  • bummer

    9/4/2014 12:46:41 PM, by BYEPOUNDS

    had some crappy news this am now I'm posting cheery things to others til the sting of what I learned doesn't hurt so much to me bravo to you making a note to drink more to you... Read more

  • Just got a call from DD

    9/4/2014 12:40:52 PM, by NJJ-EXERCISE30

    Good afternoon- She says no I am still pregnant, but have you ever had hemorrhoids. I told her yes. She did not have them with the first pregnancy. I told her preparation H suppositories work great -warm baths is what my mother did. She had hemorrhoids for every pregnancy. She sounded great ... Read more

  • September

    9/4/2014 12:08:19 PM, by MRSYATES84

    It is finally September and I feel a little off balance lately. I feel like I am falling behind in my exercise mostly and slipping a little too often on my eating. But above all I have two very major goals I want to work on in September... 1. Is sleep. I seemed to have strayed from my sleeping ... Read more

  • Thursday, September 4

    9/4/2014 11:39:28 AM, by LJOYCE55

    1. Personal Trainer day - whipped. 2. Almost made it to my calorie goals yesterday - over by just a bit. Need to be more conscious of what I am putting in my mouth.... Read more

  • Final Weigh-in!

    9/4/2014 7:35:41 AM, by NANCY-

    Went for my final weigh-in. Disappointed that I didn't meet my goals. :( Disappointed that my digestive tract issues have returned, :( However after 11 weeks I have lost 11 pounds. A pound a week! Woo Hoo! :) I have gone out of my comfort zone, tried new exercises and found I can do mo... Read more

  • update

    9/4/2014 7:10:42 AM, by KLMAYS08

    ht-loss-update.html?m=0 ... Read more

  • Speed Limits

    9/4/2014 5:36:33 AM, by JSTETSER

    Take the time to drive the speed limit. It could save you a lot of embarrassment and money! Take time to also live your life with care. Sometimes the fastest person comes in last, not first. Take time to be thoughtful and kind today. Read more

  • THursdary

    9/4/2014 12:35:32 AM, by CHIBIKARATE

    week has flown by be blessed sending prayers and blessings... Read more

  • Emotional Last Few Days

    9/4/2014 12:07:52 AM, by SUCCESSN2014

    Around Labor Day I start to feel really down. I honestly thought I was going to be okay this year. Well, I started seeing all the posts from friends on Facebook about their kids going back to school. It sent me into a really bad talespin. I was angry, depressed, sad, etc. I was up until 5am Wednesda... Read more

  • Cincinnati Walks

    9/3/2014 2:53:05 PM, by BYEPOUNDS

    On Monday, the rainy day, I realized that these walks--it's not etched in blood or glold that I follow them as printed. I drove the path only I had to improvise a couple of times and backtrack to find the path that the book suggested. It took me three times to complete the path that I tried to walk... Read more

  • Wednesday, September 3

    9/3/2014 2:23:15 PM, by LJOYCE55

    1. Did my hour of elliptical this morning at the gym and went for an hour's walk at lunch (OK, this was shopping). 2. Exceeded my calorie goals yesterday. REally need to get this back under control. ... Read more

  • day going good

    9/3/2014 11:15:06 AM, by NJJ-EXERCISE30

    Good Morning- I have already burned 300 calories doing cardio at gym. I then went home and did some work in my flower garden - just taking dead leaves and such out of the garden. I feel great, but I wish I was sleeping better. I have too much on my mind. I am thinking of doing therapy yoga. Ther... Read more

  • So Confused...need to find raison d'ętre.

    9/3/2014 9:26:23 AM, by NANCY-

    I really want to make changes. I do, I do, I do! I really don't want to make excuses. However I feel like a battle is being waged within. "Focus on Why You Want to Change Dr. Segar says, "It determines our quality and level of motivation for persisting in the behavior." If you focus ... Read more

  • When I sound most foolish

    9/3/2014 5:36:30 AM, by JSTETSER

    The other day I stopped to talk with a neighbor who is a brilliant woman. I don't know why, but I always try to sound intelligent around intelligent people. Needless to say, the harder I tried, the more foolish I sound. One day, I will learn just to be content with who I am. Read more

  • Patience

    9/2/2014 4:36:43 PM, by JSTETSER

    Today was a long day where patience was needed. I still have a lot of school work to got done. When I get anxious and fretful, I remember my mountain top experiences with my family. ... Read more

  • too much energy today

    9/2/2014 12:44:36 PM, by BYEPOUNDS

    stayed to long at a party and didn't go to the fireworks was disappointed in my self....oh well, I'll get over it Then I wanted to walk a new route yesterday but thought I was made of too much sugar and that I would melt in the rain, where is my thinking process, not in gear for sure. But ... Read more

  • Tuesday, August 2

    9/2/2014 11:45:02 AM, by LJOYCE55

    1. Did an hour of eliptical for 400 calories. Nice and sweaty. 2. Went over my calorie range yesterday by only 110 calories. Pretty good since I threw the family picnic at my house.... Read more

  • Ahggggg no scales today

    9/2/2014 8:09:59 AM, by SUNSHINE-GIRL

    Help, it is like a drug. I lay in bed this morning thinking about getting up and my first thought was 'I wonder how much I weigh'. I stuck rigidly to the diet yesterday, did 10 mins of yoga stretches, walked slowly around the shops for 20 minutes and had a 30 minute swim. Good day all round. Hav... Read more

  • good news!

    9/2/2014 6:14:59 AM, by NJJ-EXERCISE30

    Good Morning; I had a hard time sleeping. I am going to be going to gym soon. Got a call from DD. She is ready to delivery any time. She is on leave now and it is just a waiting game. Since she is able to rest more, she is in a much better mood. During a skype, GD is telling us ... Read more

  • Things That Lead To My Summer Weight Gain, What I learned, & How To Get Back on Track

    9/1/2014 11:21:21 PM, by SUCCESSN2014

    Stress, inactivity, not following my routine, bad food choices, and WAY to much eating out were all contributing factors to my weight gain. In May I was 176ish pounds. As of Sept 1st I'm 186.8! Yeah, NO BUENO! Another huge factor was I wasn't weighing myself once a week like I normally do. I wa... Read more

  • non-scales challenge

    9/1/2014 12:38:41 PM, by SUNSHINE-GIRL

    I have been weighed this morning and I have asked my DH to hide the scales until Sunday night. Fed up of jumping on and off every morning. I am diabetic so I do have to know how much I weigh to control my insulin but honestly, not down to the daily fluctuations of .2 or .3 of a kilo. I even weigh... Read more

  • Fat Girl to Fit Girl

    9/1/2014 11:56:14 AM, by JUNIORSSISTER

    I have spent the majority of my life being the Fat Girl. Physically, mentally, emotionally, there is so much that go with that. As I transition from Fat to Fit, in all ways. Most importantly in my views, in my emotions. I am still testing the waters, finding out who I am. If I am not the Fat Girl, ... Read more

  • Monday, September 1

    9/1/2014 11:50:24 AM, by LJOYCE55

    1. No exercise today - labor day 2. Certainly intend to stay within my calorie range today.... Read more

  • Peace!

    9/1/2014 5:41:12 AM, by JSTETSER

    Today is a quiet day. I need a peaceful day once in a while. I hope that all of my Spark Friends make this day a happy and healthy day too!... Read more

  • New week

    9/1/2014 12:21:13 AM, by CHIBIKARATE

    Well this is going to be a good week there was a reason I did not get the surgery and I should know by tghe end of the week sending prayers and blessings hugz... Read more

  • The Inflatables 5K & No Scale Challenge Update

    8/31/2014 8:32:06 PM, by JUNIORSSISTER

    This coming weekend Sept 6th, I will do something I have never imagined. I will be taking part in a 5K Obstacle Course , with Inflatables. You know those big blow up things, it's seems like a boat load of fun. It will be held at the Jersey Shore. I'm a little nervous (You know the think like a fat ... Read more

  • Sunday, August 31

    8/31/2014 8:17:50 PM, by LJOYCE55

    1. No exercise today just cuz I decided not to do so. 2. Just over my calorie range today. ... Read more

  • Having a good day !!

    8/31/2014 4:22:05 PM, by NJJ-EXERCISE30

    Good afternoon; Having a peaceful day - went to gym this morning. DS lost a person in his squad to suicide two days ago. the guy had 3 kids. I told my son you do not know what was going on in his home. The guy was in his 30's. DS said this is number 6 from his company. The Army ... Read more

  • Sharing the Mountain

    8/31/2014 6:51:26 AM, by JSTETSER

    Yesterday I hiked with family who have never hiked a mountain before. I saw Monadnock in a whole new light through their exuberance! We had an awesome day! The best way to stay full of joy is to give it away. ... Read more


    8/30/2014 9:08:03 PM, by SUCCESSN2014

    Considering I gained some weight over the summer I need to get back to basics. Good grief I think I've said that a million times over this weight loss journey, lol. Oh, well such is life GOALS WEIGHT LOSS: LOSE 2 POUNDS MILES: 90 biked, 10 walked (may tweak over the next week or so) ... Read more

  • What Gives!

    8/30/2014 1:30:14 PM, by NANCY-

    (Whine Alert) Going for my final weigh-in this coming week and what happens .... my body decides to make things interesting. Digestive issues are back, fasting glucose reading are up. REALLY?!?! Sometimes there is just no rhyme or reason, stuff just happens. Yes the summer was going well,... Read more

  • Saturday, August 30

    8/30/2014 1:06:07 PM, by LJOYCE55

    1. Day of rest, so no exercise to report. 2. Back on track with my eating - so glad my hunger is leaving.... Read more

  • new schedule

    8/30/2014 10:21:54 AM, by BYEPOUNDS

    focusing on an eating schedule so far...omlet at 7am; more at 10 am; continue at 2pm; finish off in the evening--at 6 pm. take my food with me... Read more

  • The Last Hoorah of Summer!

    8/30/2014 7:13:11 AM, by JSTETSER

    Today I climb Mt Monadnock with family-some of whom have never climbed Monadnock before. I have climbed 117 times, and still love it! Monadnock is my favorite mountain. I find peace and beauty here. ... Read more

  • Saturday

    8/30/2014 12:51:10 AM, by CHIBIKARATE

    fun day going to start working out hard enjoy your day be blessed sending prayers hugz... Read more

  • Confession time

    8/29/2014 10:43:34 PM, by ALLYCANDOIT

    It's confession time. I haven't been on track for a while. I've been so busy (I know, an excuse) getting ready for the trip to Paris. Lots more running around. Forgetting to eat. Drinking too much beer. (ok it really tastes good in the summer). I am two pounds up. Am on my way to... Read more

  • No Exercise Today, Organizing, & Labor Day Weekend

    8/29/2014 9:31:26 PM, by SUCCESSN2014

    I biked on Wednesday & Thursday and hit my 100 miles for the month. I can't remember the last time I did that. I spent a few hours this afternoon working on getting my office the way I want it. I'm nowhere near done yet, but its starting to come together. Its amazing what you discover when you ... Read more

  • I Need a Change of Attitude

    8/29/2014 1:55:35 PM, by RENIESSPARKIN

    Instead of focusing on all my woes, I'm going to enjoy the blessing I have and God's gifts. So what if the water line broke in our building? We have plenty of bottled water to use for necessities. The pioneers didn't have piped in water. ... Read more

  • making omlets

    8/29/2014 1:31:55 PM, by BYEPOUNDS

    for the second day, I've tried to imitate my sister's omlet that she made for me using cheese, spinach, tomato, mushrooms, egg whites and margarine. Might I add that her's was truly delicious Not going to bore you with the details but her omlet on both days were better than my attempts. But I ... Read more

  • Friday, August 29

    8/29/2014 11:15:11 AM, by LJOYCE55

    1. Skipped exercise today. My legs were aching all night which kept me awake most of the night. My husband massaged my legs this morning and I am feeling much better. I think I needed to walk around more yesterday afternoon and did not realize how much my leg muscles were contracting from all the... Read more

  • yesterday was emotional with DS

    8/29/2014 10:17:56 AM, by NJJ-EXERCISE30

    Good Morning; DS had a terrible episode with new meds Wednesday. He had a change in his meds. I never understand that. DS has such bad side effects. This medicine is bringing back the horrors of war. He is remembering more and more. He has tried to stuff it down b/4. I talked with him over... Read more

  • Good-bye Summer!

    8/29/2014 5:34:30 AM, by JSTETSER

    Good bye summer, we had lots of fun It's hard to believe that you're almost done Hiking in mountains and swimming at the beach- But now I have children to teach. You will be missed, It is true, But I have important work to do! ... Read more