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  • Name calling is not necessary from our politicians

    2/10/2016 9:24:50 AM, by NJJ-EXERCISE30

    Good Morning; I stayed up late to watch the returns of the NH race. I have many international friends. I got some emails about name calling. Since I have traveled much internationally since I have been 18 years old. The international community follows our politics greatly. In fact, my DH and I ... Read more

  • The Bully

    2/10/2016 5:34:25 AM, by JSTETSER

    The Bully facing a threatening person ___ By Jackie Stetser I have been dealing with an adult bully in my school. Recently, I had to take a stand. The other day, there was an incident at school that had to be addressed with a coworker. I have suggested different strategies of how to deal... Read more

  • Happy hump day

    2/9/2016 11:07:53 PM, by CHIBIKARATE

    Be blessed and smile and send out love to all hugs... Read more

  • Happy hump dayy

    2/9/2016 10:58:03 PM, by CHIBIKARATE

    Be blessed prayer light love smiles and hugs... Read more

  • equilibrium

    2/9/2016 5:56:51 AM, by JSTETSER

    Today I got up and my balance is WAY off. I think that I have an inner ear problem. Are there any simple solutions to this? I am going to my doctor's today. I'm moving forward! ... Read more

  • sleep great - worked out hard - feel great

    2/8/2016 10:18:06 AM, by NJJ-EXERCISE30

    Good Morning; Life is good b/c exercise helps relieve the stress when it occurs. I found out it is Chinese New Year - year of the monkey. Have a good day for all my Asian friends who celebrate this day. Have a good day for all of us who have busy lives and still can remain present and positive.... Read more

  • Hearts and deeds

    2/8/2016 5:35:58 AM, by JSTETSER

    Lots of hearts for the kids to use I wonder just which ones they'll choose? Lots of goodness in our heart, Choose a good deed and smiles will start!... Read more

  • having a wonderful time by myself and then DS calls

    2/7/2016 2:07:20 PM, by NJJ-EXERCISE30

    Good afternoon; DS says things are going good. His wife and I are doing well. She is trying to get an online job, but there is this problem and that problem. We need a computer or it is complicated. You know after listening to your DS- I have radar that this is all BS. I want to get off the p... Read more

  • just got back from gym

    2/7/2016 11:53:22 AM, by NJJ-EXERCISE30

    Good Morning; GD facetimed her grandpa to come with her and her dad to the children museum. I was going to the gym, but I thought YEA! I love DH but he gets in these moods. I wanted him to go to Whole Foods by himself yesterday. He says to me oh you do not want to be with me. I love my time a... Read more

  • Lina's Valentine Dress

    2/7/2016 6:04:50 AM, by JSTETSER

    These dresses are so cute, and best of all they are easy! I take a little tee shirt, and then buy some matching fabric for the ruffle on the bottom. Cut the fabric at 4 inches, 5 1/2 inches and 7 inches. machine hem each fabric, then sew the 3 fabrics together. Gather the fabric, and then... Read more

  • I love my pressure cooker!

    2/6/2016 8:26:50 AM, by NJJ-EXERCISE30

    Good Morning; my mother had a pressure cooker and did much with it. I did not see this appliance much in stores or recipes until a couple years ago. But I bought one in December, it is wonderful!! I do chicken in the pressure cooker. It is so much faster cooking than oven. I like having cold chic... Read more

  • New Recumbent Bike

    2/6/2016 6:55:59 AM, by WALKIN4JEANIE

    After saving, researching, and reading reviews, I bought a new recumbent bike last weekend. My husband put it together for me Thursday night. I finally got to give it a go for a workout this morning. Oh my!! That thing is much tougher than the bikes at the Y. I was able to do 15 minutes plus t... Read more

  • Bad Weather Hike

    2/6/2016 6:16:20 AM, by JSTETSER

    Yesterday school was cancelled at the last possible minute. I was already at school, preparing my lessons. It turned out to be a great day to take a short hike up Pitcher Mountain. I hiked with another teacher who had some great wisdom to share with me. She reminded me that people see the wo... Read more

  • Sitting Too Long (Work, car, flight)

    2/5/2016 8:53:46 AM, by NANCY-

    Soon I'll be heading back up to see the grands. That long drive leaves me a bit stiff,when we stop for a break it is more like I hobble out of the car. I do some yoga stretches helps get out the kinks and makes me feel better for the next portion of the trip. My son even mimics me as I stretch. ... Read more

  • Stretched

    2/5/2016 5:32:28 AM, by JSTETSER

    Today I am feeling stretched! Pulled in many directions and a bit uncomfortable. I am dealing with an adult bully at my work, and learning how to stand up for myself. I have to keep reminding myself that growth is good. It is also uncomfortable at the time. Have a good day! ... Read more

  • And the Scheduling Nightmare Begins

    2/4/2016 4:35:36 PM, by WALKIN4JEANIE

    This is the time of the school year that I am the busiest. We are a magnet school, so we interview perspective students. That process starts next week. The days are very long and grueling. The entire selection process takes about a month of hard work. Some days we are at school for 13 or 14 hours. ... Read more

  • had fun with grandkids but sciatic started acting up

    2/4/2016 8:55:24 AM, by NJJ-EXERCISE30

    Good Morning; I am doing strength exercises and not going to the gym. I have to watch this injury that happened in December and now I find I can re-injure myself from doing the simplest things like driving or playing with my grand kids. I need this to heal. any suggestions out there. I would ap... Read more

  • Hibernation...

    2/4/2016 8:45:53 AM, by NANCY-

    ...but not because I am sick. I am tired. So tired that when I mediate I fall fast asleep. I start to fall asleep sitting up at the computer. What was the end of that tv show? Just staying awake and getting simple stuff done is quite the challenge. Hopefully this will pass.... Read more

  • Learning to Trust

    2/4/2016 5:18:31 AM, by JSTETSER

    They that trust in the Lord shall be as Mount Zion, which cannot be removed, but abideth for ever. Psalm 125:1 I have never been to Israel and climbed Mount Zion. I have climbed many mountains in New England. I do know that if for any reason, I could not reach the peak today, or during the climb... Read more

  • Been around a time or two - February goals

    2/3/2016 5:37:27 PM, by MERESGED

    This isn't new. I've been on sparkpeople before and done well...but have gained it all back and more. I need to lose weight, and I'm hoping SP can help. I have been doing weightwatchers for months with no effect. I realized the emphasis is wrong, and I really need a different focus. More on fit... Read more

  • Cool New Water Bottle

    2/3/2016 6:03:10 AM, by WALKIN4JEANIE

    This blog is going to sound like a commercial, but it isn't . I have found a tool that is working for me, so I want to share. I splurged a little and bought myself a new water bottle. Its a My Hydrate bottle. It has an electronic sensor that helps keep track of the amount of water drank in a 24 hour... Read more

  • The Mountains are calling,

    2/3/2016 5:23:57 AM, by JSTETSER

    The Mountains are calling, and I must go!~John Muir My husband John at Mummy's Toe in Nevada... Read more

  • DD invited us over for dinner later in the week, but

    2/2/2016 2:20:32 PM, by NJJ-EXERCISE30

    Good afternoon; DH starts wanting to see his grand kids so he send a text to DD can we bring over dinner tonight. At first SIL was going to be out of town, DD says come on over. Then we get an txt that SIL did not go out of town. Now DH wants to stay home and not go later in the week. He want... Read more

  • February Goals

    2/2/2016 5:43:25 AM, by WALKIN4JEANIE

    My goals for February are to continue make my minimum of 150 exercise minutes per week. For Lent, I am giving up Beer. I bought a MyHydrate Bottle which is a pretty cool little device. I am going to track my water for February and then set a water goal for March. ... Read more

  • A brighter day

    2/2/2016 5:24:13 AM, by JSTETSER

    I'm going to make today a lot brighter with a smile on my face and a kind word in my mouth. Sometimes just a smile can change the day!... Read more

  • Tough One Today!

    2/1/2016 4:37:34 PM, by WALKIN4JEANIE

    What a beautiful day outside! I decided that I would walk my neighborhood. I wanted to get in some hill work and its just a beautiful day. Oh MY!!! I have been on those flat walking tracks way too long! I thought that I was going to end up on the side of the road curled up in a ball! That... Read more

  • yesterday beautiful day - went for a ride and then a walk

    2/1/2016 9:00:39 AM, by NJJ-EXERCISE30

    Good Morning; yesterday was a very pleasant day. I used to find that when I took my kids in the car to go some where, they did more talking when they were teenagers. Yesterday my DH did more talking yesterday in the car than he does in our own house. It was nice to have the conversations that I h... Read more

  • February's Goals

    2/1/2016 6:53:50 AM, by GONNAWALK

    My goals for February... Lose 2 pounds per week (8 pounds over the course of the month) Hit my step goal EVERYDAY! Drop my fasting blood sugar average by 5 points ( January's average FBS 106) There, I said it. Now, I need to make it happen!... Read more

  • My Solar System

    2/1/2016 5:26:31 AM, by JSTETSER

    Every time the sun shines, I have one more reason to smile! My solar panels are making energy, and my electric bill is going down. Our SunRun Solar System is a small world in and of itself, and I am still learning about how it all works. Getting Started My husband John and I spent a year stu... Read more

  • Regaining Stamina

    1/31/2016 6:57:53 AM, by NANCY-

    After being left so weak from being under the covers for so long, I knew I had to go out and reclaim my strength. So a short walk was in order. It was a beautiful sunny morning. The sun kissed my face. and I put on foot in front of the other. I said I would start with an 1/8 of a mile. I did doubl... Read more

  • Quitting Quliting

    1/31/2016 5:32:37 AM, by JSTETSER

    This last quilt has a sad finish. I bought a simple panel of material so that my dear mother could have an easier time working with the fabric. Unfortunately, my mom, at almost 93, has decided to give up her quilting. I had to finish the quilt for Sam and Divineís baby alone. My motherís eyes... Read more

  • Because I can!

    1/30/2016 10:43:01 AM, by GONNAWALK

    It was a bit of a challenge on a snow day but I managed 11,500 steps. I will keep up with my walking and not lose sight of its importance. As a morbidly obese individual, I am reminded daily of the way my size impacts my life. People look at me differently, I stand out when I'd much prefer to ... Read more

  • My Birthday

    1/30/2016 5:42:32 AM, by JSTETSER

    I spent the day teaching my great students and working with the great staff at James Faulkner Elementary School. I received the gift of some great worksheets for my students. In the evening, I celebrated birthdays with my 94 year-young friend Phillip Harvey. Today I celebrate again with ... Read more

  • Just came in from leaves

    1/29/2016 4:47:02 PM, by NJJ-EXERCISE30

    Good Afternoon; I just came in from raking leaves. It was very good cardio. I am drinking lots of water. I had a 2 hour conversation from my niece.There is lots of happening there. She is in college thank G. She will finish this fall. It was good hearing from her. I am going to start getting m... Read more

  • Ground Hog Day?

    1/29/2016 9:51:55 AM, by NANCY-

    Yes I'm talking about the movie. I feel like I have been living it lately. Getting up only to find myself reliving the same ol' over and over and over again. Someday I will get it right. Sure somethings are within my control and some are not. I must play the hand I have been dealt and move forwar... Read more

  • Quick Intro, My First Day on SP

    1/29/2016 9:38:41 AM, by GONNAWALK

    I've struggled with my weight since childhood. I've never been at what is considered a healthy weight. I've lost a substantial amount of weight several times through a variety if diets only to regain the the lost pounds along with additional weight. I'm not at my heaviest weight (289 pounds in 20... Read more

  • Turning 60

    1/29/2016 5:18:43 AM, by JSTETSER

    Thank you Lord for the first 60 years. Your kindness is evident all around me. The best is yet to come! ... Read more

  • I'll Keep Walking

    1/28/2016 5:49:14 PM, by WALKIN4JEANIE

    While I walked this evening, I really wanted to pack it in after the first 10 minutes. I just wasn't feeling it. My music wasn't right, the wind was blowing, I was cold. I decided I would walk five more minutes...I told myself that at least that way I would have in a nice 15 minute walk. Durin... Read more

  • sleep great - worked out hard - feel great

    1/28/2016 9:10:34 AM, by NJJ-EXERCISE30

    Good Morning; I love to start my day after exercise. I am taking a Spa day. I put on music and take a bubble bath. It allows me to just enjoy and relax. I was really tense with the circumstances with my DS. I have let go and pray that he continues to take the baton for his health. He is suppose... Read more

  • Bitter or Batter-It's your choice

    1/28/2016 5:29:51 AM, by JSTETSER

    In everyone of life's situations, we have a choice. Today, let's choose to grow through them and become better people!... Read more

  • Winter is a Crap Shoot

    1/27/2016 6:54:17 PM, by WALKIN4JEANIE

    I have decided that this winter walking thing is a crap shoot. I went out for my walk this afternoon. I decided to walk in my own little neighborhood because I needed some hill work. (The nice thing about living in the foothills is that I don't have to travel very far to do some hill work!.) ... Read more

  • just spoke with DS

    1/27/2016 12:00:56 PM, by NJJ-EXERCISE30

    Good Morning; I wanted to get DS's permission before I went forward. He told me his wife came back & they talked. He thanked me for being willing to advocate for his C PAP machine. He is going to push VA himself and will ask for help when he needs it. I told him that I am so glad that his wife... Read more

  • talked to various professionals yesterday

    1/27/2016 9:24:15 AM, by NJJ-EXERCISE30

    Good Morning; I am not getting involved with the problems with my DS's marriage. That is his to fix with his wife. But they told me yesterday, that the chronic breathing problem can be causing much of his problems. His lack of sleep, his nightmares - his brain is waking him up to breathe. He ne... Read more

  • Baby Quilts

    1/27/2016 5:27:30 AM, by JSTETSER

    Baby Quilts ďThe great-grand babies are special and each must have a baby quilt!Ē says to my mom, Glenna Gray. Lillianís daughter Kylee was first, and then Chrisís baby Jayden got a quilt. Lizzie Kate was born with a heart defect and no hearing. We prayed over this lovely quilt when we sent it ... Read more


    1/26/2016 9:10:42 PM, by LADYANDREA2012

    I had been very happy and active with SparkPeople and sparking around every day. I know for sure that if I keep coming back to Sparkpeople sanity and health will stay with me always. So I come to my page and interact with my sparks friends everyday. I am as healthy asI had never before. Toni... Read more

  • Last of Winter Storm Jonas

    1/26/2016 4:13:49 PM, by WALKIN4JEANIE

    We have finally dug out from Winter Storm Jonas. We go back to school tomorrow on a two hour delay. I enjoyed our little respite from real life, but I am ready to go back now. Today, I knew that I wanted to walk, but I wasn't sure if it would be warm enough. So, this morning I did the Gentle 1... Read more

  • The other shoe has dropped and big this time

    1/26/2016 6:26:38 AM, by NJJ-EXERCISE30

    Good Morning; My DS called yesterday - his wife left him. She is his caretaker. She is tired and needs a break from him. I know she is not getting enough sleep. She is 23 and immature. He has his problems. I felt that he was getting better but when she left - there was harsh words. She got on... Read more

  • Quilts for my sons

    1/26/2016 5:17:59 AM, by JSTETSER

    In 2005 when Sam and Divine announced their engagement, I decided to make my first quilt, and my mom decided to help me with this massive project. We followed the Loverís Knot pattern, and it came out beautifully. My mother worked on the quilt for many hours both day and night. The project came t... Read more

  • Cheat Weekends

    1/25/2016 8:22:22 AM, by WALKIN4JEANIE

    The support at Spark People is just amazing. I love reading people's blogs and the supportive responses. I especially appreciate when a member posts a blog that calls me to task. That happened yesterday. I read a blog about "cheat weekends" and how this member realized she had been using the we... Read more

  • This weekend was great!

    1/25/2016 7:45:37 AM, by NJJ-EXERCISE30

    Good Morning; DH is really trying and I love him more for it. He had a problem at work and had to be on call all weekend. It was a beautiful weekend- weather wise. I went to the gym and thoroughly enjoyed it. I feel I am enjoying life more due to less stress. I am going to exercise in the hous... Read more

  • My First Quilts

    1/25/2016 5:32:33 AM, by JSTETSER

    I remember receiving a quilt from my Mom when I was first married. I loved the warm feeling of love that quilt gave to me, in both the good times and the bad. Sadly I lost my motherís gift in the many moves that I made in my first marriage. I wish that I had that quilt today. The same thr... Read more

  • avoided an argument this morning

    1/24/2016 9:27:00 AM, by NJJ-EXERCISE30

    Good Morning; I am about to go to the gym. I got up with a head ache from the cold front coming in. My DH announced that he waited to do his smoothie until I got up. Where the master bedroom is, I hear nothing -never have. So I say, I have a super head ache and that noise bothers me- why did you... Read more

  • What I Have Learned During "Snowmaggedon 2016"

    1/24/2016 8:41:24 AM, by WALKIN4JEANIE

    First of all, I have to explain that here in the south, we don't get a lot of snow. Most local governments don't have snow removal equipment. When it snows, we just wait a few hours until it melts. Snow is more of a nuisance, really. But, when we get a big snow like the one we had this weekend, we a... Read more

  • Piecing it all together

    1/24/2016 5:24:11 AM, by JSTETSER

    My family is filled with fabric, and it seems that my mother and I were cut from different kinds. We do not agree on child rearing, politics, theology or housekeeping. When I was about 10, my mother taught me to sew on an old treddle machine. That treddle brought a new spark and joy into the moth... Read more

  • Snow Day Part II

    1/23/2016 5:05:00 PM, by WALKIN4JEANIE

    I did venture out today and did a nice walk of the neighborhood. My husband has taken lots of pics this weekend, so I thought that I would share some of my favorites with you. We wandered into the neighborhood sledding party, so we hung out there a bit. But, honestly, I was no... Read more

  • Had a wonderful successful day yesterday with GS

    1/23/2016 12:04:09 PM, by NJJ-EXERCISE30

    Good Morning, GS was having a fever from his teeth. He just was not himself in the morning. We played and hugged and just chilled. After his nap of 2 1/2 hours, he was himself. We played some games that he likes. He was fun and we danced and marched. He played with his kitchen and made soup and... Read more

  • Kindness is like the snow

    1/23/2016 5:32:35 AM, by JSTETSER

    Acts of kindness can change the day completely. Why not make someone's day special today?... Read more

  • just for fun

    1/23/2016 1:14:08 AM, by JUNESHOPE

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  • My Snow Day

    1/22/2016 7:02:22 PM, by WALKIN4JEANIE

    It has been a bit of a lazy snow day here. Well, I did clean the kitchen this morning and did all of my regular Saturday chores (except laundry). I really wanted to go out sledding...honestly I did, but my warm house was just so never got about 25 degrees out there! It's been snowing... Read more

  • babysitting GS today - he is sick

    1/22/2016 7:02:53 AM, by NJJ-EXERCISE30

    Good morning; Got a call from DD b/c GS had a fever at daycare yesterday and will not be able to go back to daycare today. she is going out of town. I said yes. I know my GD is going to want to stay here too. SIL I know will try to put the guilt trip on me, but I have to stay strong b/c I do no... Read more

  • The Baking Stone

    1/22/2016 5:21:24 AM, by JSTETSER

    The baking stone Extravagance. Not really needed. Why would anyone spend $40 on a stone baking sheet when an aluminum sheet costs $5? Well, I wanted it, that's why. I had lost everything in the house fire of March 2001, and it was time to begin again. I read somewhere that the baking ston... Read more

  • Just got back from gym - felt good

    1/21/2016 8:37:27 AM, by NJJ-EXERCISE30

    Good Morning; Dh has been in a great mood since we came home from Minnesota. He has been exercising every day and coming home from work in a good mood. It sure helps me. He gets anxious about going home. So I just say a prayer thank you when he is in a good mood. I am positive and confident! I... Read more

  • More Bad News

    1/21/2016 6:51:42 AM, by WALKIN4JEANIE

    Wow, the year I turn 55 is turning out to be a tough one. Yesterday, I found out that I am starting to develop cataracts. At this stage, there is really nothing that can be done but keep watch and make sure I have glasses that are anti-glare. I will also have to go to the eye doctor more often. ... Read more

  • The Wall Mural

    1/21/2016 5:28:17 AM, by JSTETSER

    Here is a poem taken from a time in the 1990's. This trip to Bogota, Colombia changed my perspective and my life. Bogota Shopping far from home Divorced and alone. I found a set of murals. A family washing at the river- In a different and simpler life, From all I had ever experi... Read more


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  • I feel so much better today!!

    1/20/2016 9:32:24 AM, by NJJ-EXERCISE30

    Good Morning; Talked to my DS about trip to see grandmother. He has many pets. They help him with his PTSD. I told him start now to find someone to take care of them when you are gone. 2 dogs, 1 cat, a ferret, a big bunny and turtles. He just loves animals always did. As a kid he had all sort... Read more

  • A table full of heart

    1/20/2016 5:26:46 AM, by JSTETSER

    A table full of hearts what will they make? Heartfelt animals, maybe a snake! One never knows when a teacher provides Materials, then says to the class, "You decide."... Read more

  • Recuperating after trip

    1/19/2016 3:04:57 PM, by NJJ-EXERCISE30

    Good afternoon; I had to get good healthy food in the house. I am very motivated on my program. I was very sore on my legs and knees. I think it was from the cold. I had forgotten what minus 0 degree temperatures feel like. I was dressed warm, but the face and breathing is tough. DH was alway... Read more

  • A good friend

    1/19/2016 5:21:39 AM, by JSTETSER

    Yesterday a good friend made the ultimate sacrifice for me. She loaned me her sewing machine. I am not as skilled of a seamstress as she, but she trusts me with a very expensive tool. Thanks Babette. I will be careful with it. ... Read more

  • Winter Walking Woes

    1/18/2016 7:54:57 PM, by WALKIN4JEANIE

    I got a little frustrated today. One of my appointments got rescheduled so I had to rethink my whole week - especially the workout part. I had planned for today to be a nice long walk...oh yeah, it never got above freezing out there. I know my temperature threshold for outdoor walking is 40 degrees.... Read more

  • Just came back from visiting MIL

    1/18/2016 6:17:37 PM, by NJJ-EXERCISE30

    Good Evening; I just got back from Minnesota. It was -14 yesterday there. MIL is getting confused more now. She is lovely but kept going on and on for us to eat this or that. She would get upset that she is not a good host any more. I just distracted her or someone else and stuck to my own food.... Read more

  • The New Year has NOT been pretty, but I found my abs.

    1/18/2016 8:30:04 AM, by NANCY-

    Talk about being overwhelmed. The holidays were filled with drama, so what else is new. The food was mostly under control and healthy options were in the forefront. My son had a conference to attend, so I was invited up to assist my lovely DIL with the three wee ones. The oldest is three, my grands... Read more

  • Learning a New Skill

    1/18/2016 5:40:09 AM, by JSTETSER

    My little grandchild Lina loves finger puppets. Since I spend a limited amount of time with her, I have decided to connect with her in a "crafty" sort of way. I am learning to make those little felt finger puppets. Once I master this skill, I just might sell them in craft fairs with my mittens... Read more


    1/17/2016 9:17:00 PM, by JUNESHOPE

    58 I'm feeling really good physically, and with a good since of well being. I'm staying busy, and I'm being more attentive to my family. 17 I think I'm about to go back to work full time. That will be a huge change for me. Other than this short part time preschool position I recently held,... Read more

  • Sunday Morning Blog

    1/17/2016 8:42:11 AM, by WALKIN4JEANIE

    As I look at my calendar and begin to plan another week, I reflect back on the positives of the last one. * I lost body fat * I exercised 173 minutes * I tried to make the healthy choices as much as possible. Heck, I even tried a veggie burger! * I did a good job of eating my snacks to ... Read more

  • Yesterday's "once a week cooking"

    1/17/2016 6:17:36 AM, by JSTETSER

    Saturday was the day for me to cook up a storm. It was quite a mess, but I do not mind cleaning once big mess as opposed to 6-7 smaller ones. First I made a large vegetable lentil soup. I cooked and mashed a double recipe of the lentils so that I could add them into a different soup later. ... Read more

  • And yet again...

    1/16/2016 8:14:32 AM, by RHAYS01

    Here I am again...trying to "get healthy"! Blood sugar is high...bad cholesterol is high...good cholesterol is low. It seems every time I get started...something comes up that stops me in my tracks and I never get started again. Well, not immediately. Today is my first day of Juice Plus+. H... Read more

  • Getting UP!

    1/16/2016 6:39:33 AM, by JSTETSER

    The bed is warm, the floor is cold. I must be brave, I must be BOLD! The time has come, I cannot stay and lose the best part of the day. Don't close the eyes again in sleep I made promises to myself that I must keep! ... Read more

  • Had a wonderful conversations with DS

    1/15/2016 8:32:03 AM, by NJJ-EXERCISE30

    Good Morning; DS called and I had a wonderful conversation with him. He wants to go and see his grandmother. She happens to live where it is -1 degree right now. I told him that we will take him this summer. Due to his disability- he has metal rods in him and he can not take the cold. That kind ... Read more

  • Knowing when to say NO

    1/15/2016 5:26:39 AM, by JSTETSER

    There are people who are difficult to say no to. We all know a few of them. People who we love and are indebted to for this rest of our lives. Wonderful people who we care about deeply. My mom is the person who I have the toughest time saying no to. Still, I have to take care of me from time to... Read more

  • Woman's World

    1/14/2016 11:55:19 PM, by JUNESHOPE

    191 I'm going to try a 48 hr "Christmas Cleanse" that I read about in the Dec 28th 2015 publication of Woman's World. It's basically just 2 days of low calorie, and no bread. It sounds pretty simple, so I'm going to give it a try, sort of like a 'kick-start'. I'll let you know how it works... Read more

  • Making My Goal

    1/14/2016 6:58:29 PM, by WALKIN4JEANIE

    I went for a walk today after our faculty meeting. There is something about a faculty meeting that makes me want to go home and crash on the couch. BUT, on the way home, I heard that it is supposed to rain tomorrow. That motivated me to get out in the sunshine and go for a walk. I went to that ... Read more

  • Just got back from gym - felt good

    1/14/2016 9:28:00 AM, by NJJ-EXERCISE30

    Good Morning! Busy day today. Babysitting grandkids. They want pizza. I am having a salad with protein. It is already made and ready to go. I do not want any distractions. I am not eating pizza. I am on a roll when it comes to my program. I feel good today and energetic. Have a good day!! I... Read more

  • Caring for others

    1/14/2016 5:28:11 AM, by JSTETSER

    Always remember when you care for others, that your own health is of utmost priority. If you over do it, you will pay , and so will your loved ones. You are important.... Read more

  • Jessica Smith

    1/13/2016 12:06:40 PM, by JUNESHOPE

    I really enjoy these FREE EXERCISE VIDEOS ON-LINE. (through Spark People) Enjoying the short 10 minute workouts with Jessica Smith. Several to choose from when you scroll down on this link.
    deos/ This link is her new 15 minute ballet workout. (LUNGE... Read more

  • Gratitude

    1/13/2016 9:41:43 AM, by YOGAMOMOF4

    Today I am grateful that I have been able to go to the gym regularly -- 3 times a week -- by getting up early and exercising before we start homeschool in the morning. I'm grateful for some quiet time to myself before the kids wake up, and a nice hot cup of coffee. I'm grateful I have ... Read more

  • things going good so waiting for the other shoe to drop

    1/13/2016 7:49:34 AM, by NJJ-EXERCISE30

    Good Morning; I have to remind myself to stay in the present. When things are going good maybe too good I start to worry. This is a pattern I have had to learn to break. I developed this pattern in my childhood. It was discovered during my counseling sessions many years ago. I have a behavior wh... Read more

  • Temptations Everywhere Today

    1/13/2016 5:38:01 AM, by WALKIN4JEANIE

    Tuesday is grocery day. We have a brand new grocery store, all shiny and new, across the street from school. Every Tuesday, I go over there to pick up all those perishables and to replenish stock in my pantry. The past two weeks, I have also been replacing items with healthier, low fat or whole... Read more

  • Snow removal workout

    1/13/2016 5:24:43 AM, by JSTETSER

    It's snow removal time again. 3 inches of beautiful white fluffy snow on the drive way Waiting for my attention. Yay. I will make today count with a snow removal workout! ... Read more

  • Starting 2016 a bit unenthusiastic! :(

    1/12/2016 12:30:23 PM, by BAJORGIRL

    I did about three months of low-carb last year, convinced that this was the key to weight loss, but as it turned out, I didn't lose any weight at all. I am still convinced that low carb is a healthy way to eat (if you're sensible - processed bacon and sausages are not a good idea long-term, and... Read more

  • Had a wonderful talk with DD

    1/12/2016 9:13:26 AM, by NJJ-EXERCISE30

    Good Morning; DD is one busy mother. She is at a training session this week. I asked her if I can help her with kids one day this week. She was grateful b/c of her busy week. I do not mind helping as long as it does not get as numerous as it was in December. Going to visit my MIL soon, she is h... Read more

  • It's not too late!

    1/12/2016 5:29:49 AM, by JSTETSER

    Today is a new day! It can be the best day ever for you and for me! Let's take steps to use this day to change our thoughts, our words and our actions to make this world a better place! I declare it is not too late to accomplish everything God has placed in my heart. I have not missed my ... Read more