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  • Not Living by Bread Alone

    8/25/2016 5:32:14 AM, by JSTETSER

    Man shall not live by bread alone-cutting carbs I received some sobering news from my doctor yesterday: “Make more changes to lower the A1C, or you start with Diabetes medication in January.” So here I am, ready to make some big changes. I look to my Spark Family, and see the changes that hav... Read more

  • Thursday

    8/24/2016 11:41:41 PM, by CHIBIKARATE

    Enjoy your day aam very stressed I am so tired of dealing with dummies... Read more

  • Beautiful Day - Went for a Walk

    8/24/2016 4:43:14 PM, by WALKIN4JEANIE

    There is no humidity right now. I went for my first walk outdoors in what seems like forever. I have been using my recumbent bike in my nice cool house. There were several butterflies along the path today. I saw so many beautiful colors! For a little while there, I wasn't sure if I was at the ... Read more

  • Living History at the Pierce Homestead

    8/24/2016 5:24:11 AM, by JSTETSER

    History lives on at the Homestead There is something special about being someone else for a day. Someone admired and historically important. A person selected by others to be wrote about and remembered. Once a year, my husband John plays the part of the Governor John Butler Smith, and I as h... Read more

  • Happy Hump day

    8/24/2016 2:43:39 AM, by CHIBIKARATE

    Have a very blessed day hugs... Read more

  • 800 calorie blood sugar diet - End of Week 8 - Final Results

    8/23/2016 12:45:47 PM, by SUNSHINE-GIRL

    Can I be clear here, I am not recommending this diet I am just trying it and reporting on how I get on. My doctor is fully in agreement with me doing this as my 3 monthly results were excellent. I will also monitor myself regularly. If you want to follow such a strict diet you should talk to your do... Read more

  • Wonderful workout this morning!

    8/23/2016 9:05:59 AM, by NJJ-EXERCISE30

    Good Morning; I did not sleep well, but got up and went to the gym. I am so glad I did. I feel much better. Going to try to take a nap today. I like the new gym. All equipment works and it is nice and bright. Have a good day!! I love getting exercise out of the way. 244... Read more

  • Life is like a Tube of Toothpaste

    8/23/2016 5:30:58 AM, by JSTETSER

    Many times, life is like a tube of toothpaste. Words are spoken and are never forgotten. Words can never be taken back once they come out. As school starts, it is my hope that you will remember to use your words to be inspiring, kind, helpful and honest. If your words would be hurtful, don’t say... Read more

  • what a morning!

    8/22/2016 1:23:05 PM, by NJJ-EXERCISE30

    Good Morning; I got up early to get to the new gym. There was so much traffic. I ran into building materials in the road, traffic lights not working and rain. The car in front and behind me ran into the materials too. I had to stop my car to make sure my car was ok. I finally got to the gym. I... Read more

  • Back At It!

    8/22/2016 5:45:53 AM, by WALKIN4JEANIE

    Boy was I sore yesterday. After my first week of teaching class and then a Saturday carrying stuff up and down three flights of stairs at my daughter's dorm, my muscles were screaming. But, I promised myself that I was going to work out yesterday - even if just for 10 minutes. I got on my recumbent ... Read more

  • More about the Mountain

    8/22/2016 5:16:33 AM, by JSTETSER

    Yesterday the Spark People site had some technical difficulties. I was only able to post half of the blog that I had written about hiking Mt. Monadnock. Here is the other half! When hiking, take time to look at the ordinary beauty of the trail signs on the mountain! The trails are well mark... Read more

  • Hiking My Favorite Mountain

    8/21/2016 5:35:44 AM, by JSTETSER

    Monadnock, the most hiked mountain in the USA, is a mountain that I have climbed about 130 times. Almost always, I hike with my husband John, and we have always had a good experience on this mountain that stands alone. We have experienced warm, cold, snowy and wet weather. The gorgeous scenery ar... Read more

  • Think of the future you

    8/21/2016 4:31:31 AM, by MARION-S

    "Every time you think of the future you are creating a possible direction" At the start of each day take a few minutes to picture yourself in your mind as the you that you want to be when you reach your goals. Then carry that with you through the day. ... Read more

  • Three pound gain

    8/20/2016 6:36:47 AM, by WALKIN4JEANIE

    This school year has been tough on my joints and tough on the scale. According to that pesky scale I have gained 3 pounds! But, I have been just teaching, coming home, and doing the bare minimum to get by. To top it off, last week, we had all of our daughter's favorite dinner foods to celebrat... Read more

  • Preparing for change!

    8/20/2016 5:24:50 AM, by JSTETSER

    Yesterday I got my test results back, and they were not good. I was especially disappointed over my A1C of 7.1. It is time for me to make some major changes if I want to stay off of Diabetes medication. For the past 3 years, I have been able to control the Type II Diabetes with food and exercise.... Read more

  • 800 calorie blood sugar diet - Still here

    8/20/2016 4:57:05 AM, by SUNSHINE-GIRL

    Can I be clear here, I am not recommending this diet I am just trying it and reporting on how I get on. My doctor is fully in agreement with me doing this as my 3 monthly results were excellent. I will also monitor myself regularly. If you want to follow such a strict diet you should talk to your do... Read more

  • Living the History!

    8/19/2016 5:49:15 AM, by JSTETSER

    Once a year my husband and I change our identities, and become something from the past. We dress up as The Governor John Butler Smith, and his wife Emma E. Lavender Smith. This couple have a beautiful past, and it is always a great way to give a history lesson. If you want someone to remember a g... Read more

  • A Quote for Today

    8/19/2016 5:24:54 AM, by MARION-S

    "think whatever makes you truly happy to think" Jampolsky, Gerold G. M.D. (1983) Teach Only Love.... Read more

  • Gods answer to Help Me

    8/18/2016 11:52:28 PM, by TENACBUTTERFLY

    Sometimes we don't have to voice the request for help we need God just gives it. GRANT Little eyes that look up at me. Wanting to learn or count to 1,2,3. Little ears that chose to hear All the terms that make him dear, When he comes and repeats them I have to fight back th... Read more

  • 800 calorie blood sugar diet - Checking in

    8/18/2016 9:14:54 AM, by SUNSHINE-GIRL

    Can I be clear here, I am not recommending this diet I am just trying it and reporting on how I get on. My doctor is fully in agreement with me doing this as my 3 monthly results were excellent. I will also monitor myself regularly. If you want to follow such a strict diet you should talk to your... Read more

  • Painful Joints at the Start of School

    8/18/2016 5:59:50 AM, by WALKIN4JEANIE

    Going back to school and teaching all day was just too much. This first week of teaching class was physically difficult on my body. I haven't been able to work out much this week due to very painful joints. Fortunately, I had a doctors appointment too. I thought I would get fussed at for not e... Read more

  • The New Baby Quilt

    8/18/2016 5:28:32 AM, by JSTETSER

    My son and DIL are expecting a new baby in a couple of weeks. It is an exciting and busy time for them. Mat’s residency as a surgeon means that he is at the hospital 10-12 hours a day. Nora is left with fixing up their new home and caring for a very active 2 year old. They are in a new city with ... Read more

  • Thursday

    8/17/2016 11:18:30 PM, by CHIBIKARATE

    Looks like I may get justice for my brothers death... Read more

  • God Bless the people from Louisiana

    8/17/2016 8:22:29 AM, by NJJ-EXERCISE30

    Good Morning; The flooding in LA has been so overwhelming. I remember Hurricane Katrina. You heard all over the air waves how you can help. I have not heard any information. I have not been watching much TV. Does any one have any information what they need and how to get it to them. Having a ... Read more

  • Going the Distance

    8/17/2016 5:27:57 AM, by JSTETSER

    My dreams are only going to be fulfilled when I take the actions needed to complete them. Today I have a plan to help me be successful during the school year. Teaching requires lots of planning. I have some good plans in place for my classroom, but now I have to get my life ready. Cleaning... Read more

  • just got a call from the new gym

    8/16/2016 9:35:47 AM, by NJJ-EXERCISE30

    Good Morning; I was very surprised. The owner of the new gym sounds so excited to have me. I am to go in and get a key so I can use the gym on my schedule. I have to tell the previous owner that I am transferring today. I am glad this is getting done. I have much to do this week and had other ... Read more

  • Planning for Successful School Start

    8/16/2016 5:47:13 AM, by JSTETSER

    The school year starts next week for me and that means BIG changes to my schedule. I have such a successful summer routine that I hate to see the school year start. Changes in the seasons and changes in schedules need my attention if they are going to work! School days are a race against th... Read more

  • DH and I talked about his family situation

    8/15/2016 4:47:16 PM, by NJJ-EXERCISE30

    good day- SIL is making decisions for the family. We are not always sure the results of these decisions. It has been mixed over the years b/c sometimes things are not all as it seems. DH is aware of this. He says he can handle it. FIL is getting very confused and making some bad decisions that ... Read more

  • honesty in the midst of the storm

    8/15/2016 5:43:40 AM, by JSTETSER

    Honesty is what has helped me to grow this past week. I really questioned myself when I posted about needing help. In the end, I'm glad that I posted. My SparkFriends helped me to understand my family more than I could have imagined! Life is all about growth, and you cannot grow in areas tha... Read more

  • watching RIO Olympics- loving each day

    8/14/2016 5:05:15 PM, by NJJ-EXERCISE30

    Good evening; Having a wonderful weekend until DH talks with his family about his parents. He is taking off work to move them into an assistant living apartment. I think he has unresolved feelings and now is pouting and not being very pleasant. I will be so glad when this move is over. 24 I am... Read more

  • My Value?!!

    8/14/2016 3:53:39 PM, by CRISTEANE

    So, after a really depressing half year I am hauling myself up by the proverbial boot-straps and have logged back into Sparkpeople. Using the mobile app, I started tracking my food again this morning sitting in a resturant. For years I have praised Soarkpeople for their body-positive attitudes. S... Read more

  • I'm Changing and I love it!

    8/14/2016 5:55:16 AM, by JSTETSER

    Thank you friends for your comments and advice concerning my family. I have to remember that change might not be quick, just as it has been slow in my health. Change does come when we change. Recently I woke up, feeling really good. My summer workout schedule had had a good effect on my body... Read more

  • Gods day

    8/13/2016 11:35:04 PM, by CHIBIKARATE

    Enjoy your day and pry for peace nd justice hugs... Read more

  • Hurt people hurt people-I need help!

    8/13/2016 5:37:31 AM, by JSTETSER

    Yesterday I felt a lot of pain caused by some hurtful words spoken by my sister. I could use some advice on dealing with it. Sometimes people have a tough time letting go of anger and a heart full of hatred. They try to spread their bad feelings everywhere that they go. I have a sister... Read more

  • Saturday

    8/12/2016 11:31:03 PM, by CHIBIKARATE

    Just letting everyone know I am going to get justice for my brother who died due to neglect and improper diagnosis and wrong diagnosis and abusibe and negligence of his treatment feeling a little happier now just so much paper work I have to do wish its was easier but we do not get more them we ... Read more

  • Good Thought for Friday

    8/12/2016 6:49:57 PM, by _AMY_W_

    Stephen Richards “The only time you fail is when you fall down and stay down.” Cosmic Ordering: You can be sure cessful... Read more

  • Good Thought for Friday

    8/12/2016 6:49:56 PM, by _AMY_W_

    Stephen Richards “The only time you fail is when you fall down and stay down.” Cosmic Ordering: You can be successful... Read more

  • talked to an old friend today on the phone for 90 minutes

    8/12/2016 5:36:29 PM, by NJJ-EXERCISE30

    Good afternoon; I have been busy doing chores, running errands and just getting stuff done. My phone rang and it was from an old friend of mine that I have not heard from for some time. She does not always communicate for whatever reason. I will send an email every so often but she never replies... Read more

  • 21 day fix days 31-38

    8/12/2016 1:25:33 PM, by SISNEROSMD

    So My initial goal was to complete the 21 day fix without missing a day. When I met that goal I had the option to stop for a week, ditch the fix, or continue on. I was afraid to stop as I do not want to loose the strength I am gaining. So now my new goal is to reach 100 days without stopping. I am n... Read more

  • Hiking the Goose Eye

    8/12/2016 5:37:23 AM, by JSTETSER

    Goose Eye Mountain in New Hampshire was named for the outcropping on the top of the summit, and the fact that Canadian Geese, while flying South in the Fall, will leave Lake Umbagog here in NH, and fly directly over the peak, sometimes coming within 2 feet of grazing the "goose eye" outcropping.... Read more

  • TGIF

    8/11/2016 11:04:49 PM, by CHIBIKARATE

    Have a wonderful and very blessed day sending light love joy and happiness hugs... Read more

  • Looking for Moose

    8/11/2016 5:41:06 AM, by JSTETSER

    This poem tells the true story of our 10 day vacation search for moose in the Great North Woods of NH and parts of Maine. We were Looking for moose in all the right places But unable to find even some traces. We walked up Moose Mainway, and drove down Moose Alley We went to Lake Umba... Read more

  • good thing I am positive

    8/10/2016 3:53:37 PM, by NJJ-EXERCISE30

    Good Morning; Had computer problems. It took me forever to figure out what was wrong but I fixed it. I am back - lost the entire day. But I am back online. It is amazing how we depend on these electronic devices. I am watching the Olympics. Have a good day!!... Read more

  • Goals

    8/10/2016 2:53:58 PM, by _AMY_W_

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  • 800 calorie blood sugar diet - Visit to Doctor

    8/10/2016 1:08:52 PM, by SUNSHINE-GIRL

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

  • Getting Back into Routine

    8/10/2016 6:00:40 AM, by WALKIN4JEANIE

    Monday, I had enough time to workout with my recumbent bike. I didn't get in a full workout but since I was strapped for time, I pushed up the resistance a bit and worked a little harder, so it was a good workout. I am doing better than most years of getting back into my routine, but it sti... Read more

  • Hump Day

    8/9/2016 11:21:04 PM, by CHIBIKARATE

    Today I am so devastated I found out my brothers death could have been prevented I hate our medical for being the worst in all states... Read more

  • 800 calorie blood sugar diet - Week 6 weigh in

    8/9/2016 10:14:53 AM, by SUNSHINE-GIRL

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

  • Happy Tuesday

    8/8/2016 11:29:47 PM, by CHIBIKARATE

    Be blessed sending light love joy happiness prayers and blessings hugs... Read more

  • Trying Something New

    8/8/2016 9:03:46 AM, by MOJOSOUND

    About 5 weeks ago I started on a journey with a friend of mine in Florida. We both had had limited successes with dieting. My own personal struggle is like a yo-yo. Good for a while then bad then good again. There are a fewof things that we did differently this time that really made a difference... Read more

  • 800 calorie blood sugar diet - Week 6 - Blood Results In

    8/8/2016 8:52:00 AM, by SUNSHINE-GIRL

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

  • I love exercise but found out gym may be closing

    8/8/2016 8:48:23 AM, by NJJ-EXERCISE30

    Good Morning; I have been going to this gym for over 3 years regularly. I was talking to a member over the weekend. They are having financial problems and maybe closing. I am going to try not to let this worry me. I am going there today and talk with them about some changes that I see. Equipmen... Read more

  • New Week

    8/7/2016 11:56:01 PM, by CHIBIKARATE

    Thank you for all the love and support from all of you it was needed and has brought me great joy to know so many care hugs and prayers... Read more

  • WHAT HAPPENS WHEN WE DONT GIVE UP ON BEING HEALTHY

    8/7/2016 12:58:18 PM, by KATHARINE01948

    Good Morning my friends I started being serious . On a Health journey back in 2010. I was diagnosed with IPF and acute asthma. One is lung obstruction and the other is lung restrictions .To add I had Allergies . needed oxygen at night . I had two choices . positive action or negat... Read more

  • Hopped Over to Asheville

    8/7/2016 11:08:30 AM, by WALKIN4JEANIE

    We used some of my husband's hotel membership points for a quick little get away to Asheville yesterday. We had a nice afternoon/evening. We visited a couple of breweries that we hadn't been to and then ended the evening at the Biltmore. We had a nice dinner and listened to some good music. Plus, we... Read more

  • Sleep Blog

    8/7/2016 7:53:18 AM, by _AMY_W_

    What time did you wake up today? 5 am What time are you lying down to go to sleep? What, if any, was your bedtime routine? What were the last food(s) you consumed tonight? (Include type, amount, and time you ate.) Did you exercise today? (Include the type, duration, and time... Read more

  • Camping

    8/7/2016 6:33:27 AM, by JSTETSER

    Camping at Bramblewood in Pittsburg, NH Solitude and quiet! Nature surrounds me. Chipmunk playing at the bird feeders keeping everyone entertained. Campfires every evening and fireworks on Saturday. It's a peaceful place with mountain trails and the Connecticut Lakes. I found comfo... Read more

  • Gods day

    8/6/2016 11:52:15 PM, by CHIBIKARATE

    Be blessed and have a beautiful day hugs... Read more

  • 21 day fix round 2 days 6-9

    8/6/2016 12:20:18 PM, by SISNEROSMD

    Round 2 day 6: Dirty 30 ~ I totally blew it on food today and BOY could I feel the difference during my workout!! The heaviness and sluggish feeling was a marked difference! I also put together my classroom today... I could totally feel the difference In my strength and endurance! That was a double ... Read more

  • watching RIO Olympics

    8/6/2016 10:25:25 AM, by NJJ-EXERCISE30

    Good Morning; busy chores day. Watching Olympics in between events. I love the Olympics and hope our USA teams do well. Have a good day!!! 244... Read more

  • A Big Thank You

    8/6/2016 8:31:16 AM, by WALKIN4JEANIE

    A few weeks ago, I wrote a little blog post about bricks. It has become a featured blog post. I am constantly amazed at all of the positive comments this little post receives. I am truly loving the support. This all came at a time when I returned to what I can now tell is going to be a stressful sch... Read more

  • 800 calorie blood sugar diet - Week 6 day 5

    8/6/2016 8:19:11 AM, by SUNSHINE-GIRL

    Can I be clear here, I am not recommending this diet I am just trying it and reporting on how I get on. I have seen my doctor and will be seeing him again in 6 weeks (now 1 week). I will monitor myself regularly. If you want to follow such a strict diet you should talk to your doctor. Also my husban... Read more

  • CoHos Trail and Covill Mountain

    8/6/2016 8:08:07 AM, by JSTETSER

    Taking the Cohos Trail to Mt. Covill Our hike today involves taking the Moose Mainway to the Fox Freeway (both of which are a part of the COHOS Trail) to the summit of Mt Covill. The Cohos Trail is 170 miles of wild hiking through New Hampshire's White Mountains and Great North Woods. Moose M... Read more

  • Lonely Little Lina

    8/5/2016 8:11:22 AM, by JSTETSER

    Lonely Little Lina and Bruce the moose My grand daughter Lina is at a tough place in her almost 3 year old life. Her family moved from South Carolina to Florida, and Lina has no friends. Her Mom is due to give birth in early September, and Lina will start preschool then too. Only and lonely, ... Read more

  • Rough Start and New Thinking

    8/5/2016 7:26:29 AM, by WALKIN4JEANIE

    It has been a very rough start to the school year. I don't think I can remember a start this rough and I have been teaching for over 30 years. It's not just me either, several of us were talking about it. The kids aren't back yet. They don't start until Monday. Honestly, I think that is a big part o... Read more

  • TGIF

    8/5/2016 12:09:03 AM, by CHIBIKARATE

    Thank you for all your love and support hugs... Read more

  • went to the gym this morning and came home to a wonderful phone call from DD

    8/4/2016 11:21:36 AM, by NJJ-EXERCISE30

    Good Morning; had a good workout. I came in and got a phone call from DD. We talked for about 40 minutes. It had been a long time. She is so busy with 2 small children. She asked for us to babysit. I said yes. DH was happy to babysit. DH & I had discussed it. GS is turning two soon. He is slee... Read more

  • OH Canada!

    8/4/2016 8:16:25 AM, by JSTETSER

    Yesterday we took a trip to the town of La Patrie, Canada. First we hiked along the Fourth Connecticut Lake. It is really more of a swamp, but I'm sure that it was a lake when named. The countryside changed drastically when we crossed the border. The land is full of beautiful rolling fields tha... Read more

  • Dog plus Yoga = Doga

    8/4/2016 8:07:01 AM, by IVORY1825

    Doga means that I do downward dog, and suddenly I have a dog squirming underneath me trying to lick my face. On yoga days, I usually start my yoga early. I come downstairs around 4-4:30am, I let the dog out and he joins me on the couch under a blanket. You'd think the dog would wake me up, but... Read more

  • Thursday

    8/4/2016 12:11:32 AM, by CHIBIKARATE

    feeling lost and lonely hugs... Read more

  • 800 calorie blood sugar diet - Week 6 day 2

    8/3/2016 11:18:05 AM, by SUNSHINE-GIRL

    Can I be clear here, I am not recommending this diet I am just trying it and reporting on how I get on. I have seen my doctor and will be seeing him again in 6 weeks (now 1 week). I will monitor myself regularly. If you want to follow such a strict diet you should talk to your doctor. Also my husban... Read more

  • Ramblewood

    8/3/2016 8:06:51 AM, by JSTETSER

    Camping at Bramblewood in Pittsburg, NH Solitude and quiet! Nature surrounds me. Chipmunk playing at the bird feeders keeping everyone entertained. It's a peaceful place with mountain trails and the Connecticut Lakes. I found a place to relax. ... Read more

  • The No Good Very Bad Day

    8/2/2016 7:21:45 PM, by WALKIN4JEANIE

    I had one of the worst days I have ever had. School was TERRIBLE, I spent $573 on plumbing work and my pipes still sound like a jet engine that hit a bird in flight AND I am getting a migraine. Thank goodness for Tuesday Yoga!... Read more

  • Smile

    8/2/2016 5:06:32 PM, by _AMY_W_

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  • round 2 21 day fix days 2-5 plus a little country HEAT!

    8/2/2016 4:54:10 PM, by SISNEROSMD

    Round 2 day 2 upper fix...added weight then I did 30 mins of the Country Heat! Country swing is a blast! Wish I could wiggle and shake like them! One day I WILL! Round 2 day 3 lower fix... Got overheated earlier doing yard work but got to feeling better... So got it done! Round 2 day 4 Pi... Read more

  • doing good this morning

    8/2/2016 12:15:57 PM, by NJJ-EXERCISE30

    Good Morning; I had a wonderful workout this morning. I am so much stronger than a year ago. I am in a great mood. I am very positive even though DH & I had a good talk b/c of his moods. I did not over eat over the stress!!!!!! 104... Read more

  • 800 calorie blood sugar diet - Week 5 weigh in

    8/2/2016 8:07:10 AM, by SUNSHINE-GIRL

    Can I be clear here, I am not recommending this diet I am just trying it and reporting on how I get on. I have seen my doctor and will be seeing him again in 6 weeks (now 1 week). I will monitor myself regularly. If you want to follow such a strict diet you should talk to your doctor. Also my husban... Read more

  • Meeting Andrew and Moose

    8/2/2016 6:40:01 AM, by JSTETSER

    Meeting Andrew Yesterday, while camping at Moose Brook State Park in Gorham, NH, I met Andrew Zboray. He was the manager of Monadnock, State Park from 2000-2008. Now a ranger at Moose Park, he remembers his many hectic years at Monadnock with great fondness. Moose Brook State Park and the... Read more

  • Tuesday

    8/1/2016 11:51:08 PM, by CHIBIKARATE

    My heart os so heavy and broken crying sending love to all hugs... Read more

  • I Made A Deal With the Husband

    8/1/2016 6:01:33 PM, by IVORY1825

    I've been meaning to get back on here and get back on track for a while. Like, a long while. Somewhere in the last few years, things just started slowly sliding in a off direction and they've been doing it so slowly that I barely noticed exactly when or how it happened. However, I can tell you ... Read more

  • Establishing The School Year Routine

    8/1/2016 4:17:06 PM, by WALKIN4JEANIE

    I am trying to establish an after school routine that I can live with. What I want to do is come home, take a short nap, have a hot drink (sometimes I want caffeine, sometimes not) and then workout. I am thinking this will be a good routine for the hot days left of summer. Today was day one of... Read more

  • Finding Peace With Technology

    8/1/2016 6:50:15 AM, by JSTETSER

    Finding peace with Technology Yesterday I visited my grandkids, cellphones, iPads, tablets and all. I found a new approach to dealing with the temptation of technology. I used it in my favor! Brandon had been on a trip with friends. We took time on the tablet to look at his photos and disc... Read more

  • One Step at a Time...Literally

    7/31/2016 2:58:59 PM, by JLYNNS123

    I always have the worst time finding an exercise plan I can keep for more than a day or two. I've decided to take it slowly and do some of the walking and running challenges. I've just started the 30 day walking challenge today. I will then move on to the walking 5k challenge, the walk/run 5k challe... Read more

  • It's a Hot One! Stay Safe!

    7/31/2016 9:34:39 AM, by WALKIN4JEANIE

    I have a house full of twenty year olds visiting this weekend. I didn't get out early for my walk. Oh my it is already very hot out there (9:00 AM)! I was only able to get in a short walk before I could feel my asthma kicking in. After my company leaves, I'll do a session on my recumbent bike in my ... Read more

  • Best Friends Forever

    7/31/2016 8:08:34 AM, by MARION-S

    I had a best friend in high school. We were so totally opposite that it's amazing we even connected. We laughed, we cried, we had fun and we did really crazy things together 198 We got married, had kids, she later divorced and we lost touch for many years. Thanks to her daughter (my goddau... Read more

  • Thoughtfulness

    7/31/2016 5:50:24 AM, by JSTETSER

    Yesterday I received a very thoughtful compliment on a gift that I had given. The compliment came from someone who has a hectic life. I know that she had to take time away from other things just to thank me. Her thoughtfulness made my day. Today I have that same opportunity to make another p... Read more

  • Gods day

    7/31/2016 2:27:09 AM, by CHIBIKARATE

    My brother passed yesterday deeply sad all lives matter... Read more

  • Morning Walk Sets Up New Goals for August

    7/30/2016 10:39:13 AM, by WALKIN4JEANIE

    Earlier this week I was able to do the toughest workout video I have, so my challenge today was to go with my husband on his morning walk. He is a fast walker and just loves the hill work that we get here in the neighborhood. The hills are a little tough for me because my normal walks are at a mostl... Read more

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

    7/30/2016 8:24:19 AM, by SUNSHINE-GIRL

    Can I be clear here, I am not recommending this diet I am just trying it and reporting on how I get on. I have seen my doctor and will be seeing him again in 6 weeks (now 2 weeks). I will monitor myself regularly. If you want to follow such a strict diet you should talk to your doctor. Also my husba... Read more

  • Bear-ly a Meeting!

    7/30/2016 5:42:20 AM, by JSTETSER

    Yesterday I went for a bike ride in the morning and was startled to see a 250 pound bear 20 feet in front of me. I was speeding down Baird Brook Road here in Hillsboro, NH. First I passed a neighbor Tom who was running. We exchanged hellos, and then I picked up the pace. About a minute lat... Read more

  • Saturday

    7/30/2016 1:08:59 AM, by CHIBIKARATE

    Well my brother has taken a very bad turn and I do not think he has much time left not eating or drinking sad but I have him with me at home sending light love prayers and blessings... Read more

  • Going to swimming lessons for GD

    7/29/2016 10:05:33 AM, by NJJ-EXERCISE30

    Good Morning; I get a call that GD having swimming lessons - can I go. It is short notice, but since DD needs help - I am going. DH had a rough day at work -last night he was in bed by 7:30 pm. We talked this morning but he is having a rough time. I told him weekend is coming up. With his par... Read more

  • Letting History Repeat Itself

    7/29/2016 5:47:25 AM, by JSTETSER

    I found a place that I love to hike to, and have visited it probably a dozen times. Three times, I've spent the night there. Here is the story of two of the trips. One of our favorite places to volunteer is the Carter Notch Hut. The cabin is older, but full of hiking experiences. The ph... Read more

  • TGIF

    7/29/2016 1:29:31 AM, by CHIBIKARATE

    Have a blessed and prayerful day be blessed and try to enjoy life hugs... Read more

  • in grocery store - some nutrition questions

    7/28/2016 1:35:36 PM, by NJJ-EXERCISE30

    I was looking at labels - Whole grain flour and oat grain flour having protein in various products. i understand soy, whey protein but never knew there is protein in whole grain products which are from whole grain. ... Read more

  • Testing 1,2,3, Testing

    7/28/2016 12:29:44 PM, by KENTUCKYWOMAN54

    I have been thinking about this for awhile now and so I am putting out a few feelers sort to speak. If you don't know me well, you may not know that I am a writer. I could use a dozen or more blog sites to do this, but I am comfortable here with all of you. So I am going to be doing some sample writ... Read more

  • Having a positive morning

    7/28/2016 10:18:35 AM, by NJJ-EXERCISE30

    good morning; I got a great night's sleep. It is so refreshing to have a clear brain, calm emotions and a relaxing planned day. I am going to color my hair and give myself a facial. I need days like this b/c I usually need to just stop all activities and listen to my body. DH has been much bett... Read more

  • Dealing with the Dark Side

    7/28/2016 9:36:53 AM, by WALKIN4JEANIE

    I read a devotional each morning, meditate, and then reflect on that reading all day long. This week's lessons are all about embracing your dark side and acknowledging it. We all have behaviors that we are not so proud of, but you cannot deal with them if you do not acknowledge them. I am real... Read more

  • My Summertime Boot Camp

    7/28/2016 5:38:02 AM, by JSTETSER

    This summer I have decided to make my health a priority. I have created my own boot camp workout program.. Here is what my program looks like: 1. Rise and SHINE! Every morning at 6 am, I either go out for a run or a bike ride. I alternate between the two, giving myself an occasional day off. ... Read more

  • Motivation comes in a variety of forms

    7/27/2016 9:14:11 PM, by JUNESHOPE

    I went to youtube and typed in "i lost 100 lbs". Some of them are annoying, but there are others that truly rev me up. I love seeing other people succeed. It makes me happy, and sparks a whole new fire within me to do the same thing. Thank you all for your motivation and comments on my blo... Read more