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  • Thursday

    12/18/2014 12:38:27 AM, by CHIBIKARATE

    Be blessed have a great day sending prayers hug... Read more

  • Another day of seeing his DD

    12/17/2014 8:25:20 AM, by NJJ-EXERCISE30

    Good morning; My DS is so into his daughter. Two times a day he visits with his daughter. His ex has been extremely cooperative. His daughter calls him daddy and tells him that she loves him. DS and fiancée hit a bump in the road. She turns to her mother and mother is one of these overpro... Read more

  • Balance

    12/17/2014 5:22:53 AM, by JSTETSER

    My students are learning about balance in geometry with glow sticks. I need to learn how to live a life of balance in what I eat and getting in my exercise. Too much of a good thing can be as bad as too little. ... Read more

  • Hump day

    12/17/2014 12:10:37 AM, by CHIBIKARATE

    Enjoy your day be blesses it is haes when you have no family be blessed sending prayers hugz... Read more

  • Hump day

    12/17/2014 12:10:36 AM, by CHIBIKARATE

    Enjoy your day be blesses it is haes when you have no family be blessed sending prayers hugz... Read more

  • Wonderful news - there is hope!

    12/16/2014 8:42:33 AM, by NJJ-EXERCISE30

    Good Morning: DS went to visit DD yesterday 2x. Ex was very cooperative. At the second visit, DD actually hugged DS. I was sent a photo. He called last night. He was 10 ft high. He says now I can be a real father. But the most surprising thing is that he asked if ex and DD could go and see... Read more

  • Waiting...

    12/16/2014 5:31:12 AM, by JSTETSER

    Baby Lena is heading north fron SC soon! I can hardly wait to hug her and play with her again. Thank God for holidays! Time for families to reconnect! ... Read more

  • Tuesday

    12/16/2014 12:32:31 AM, by CHIBIKARATE

    Enjoy your day hugx... Read more


    12/15/2014 11:16:37 PM, by SUCCESSN2014

    Sparkpeople reports are very useful. They help you to track everything that is important in a healthy lifestyle: water, food, exercise, etc. The other tool that I used frequently in the beginning of my journey is the Spark calendar. I could look at it on a weekly and/or monthly basis to get a look a... Read more

  • talked to DH about yesterday

    12/15/2014 10:54:01 AM, by NJJ-EXERCISE30

    Good Morning; DH is so tired of the problems with DS and his adjusting to his disability. DS was doing fine, but now this legal case. He knows from the past DS's ex is a real crazy person. So he expects much drama this week and he is so tired of it. Now all these visits to see his daughter w... Read more

  • The Icy Climb

    12/15/2014 5:05:31 AM, by JSTETSER

    The weather report said "nice day". Monadnock did not agree. Sometimes mountains have their own micro weather patterns. Our hike was shrouded in a deep dark cloud, and the trail was covered in rime ice. The bottom did not look bad at all. Read more

  • New Week

    12/15/2014 12:57:44 AM, by CHIBIKARATE

    Wnjoy your week be blessed sending prayers hug... Read more


    12/14/2014 7:17:33 PM, by SUCCESSN2014
    / I'm registering for the 8K tomorrow morning! I have a few of my Navy wife friends in the area that are going to do it with me. I have 2 hours to walk 4.97 miles. The Sea World race was done in 84 minutes and that's due to stop... Read more

  • My FIRST 5K -- Reindeer Run Orlando, FL!

    12/14/2014 2:49:27 PM, by SUCCESSN2014

    My friend Melissa had mentioned this race back in November when we were at Magic Kingdom. Long story short I signed up a few weeks ago and the race was yesterday! Alan and I left Ocala around 1130 Friday morning. We got to our hotel around 1pm. We lounged arund in our room until 430 when Meliss... Read more

  • DS is off to see his DD

    12/14/2014 9:20:03 AM, by NJJ-EXERCISE30

    Good Morning: took DS and GF to airport. I thought we would have a problem with DS - no it was DH. He wanted to argue about anything and be stubborn out of the earshot of DS. I told him what the hell is wrong with you. He used to get like this when the kids are around. It is not helpful at al... Read more

  • Climbing Day!

    12/14/2014 5:54:05 AM, by JSTETSER

    Monadnock on a calm day is much different than Monadnock on a frigid winter day. Planning for the trip requires lots of extra clothing and gear. I would never hike without micro spikes in the winter. We also bring our little sto... Read more

  • Apparently I have a rib fracture

    12/13/2014 10:53:22 PM, by DONNA_W

    In my zeal to get organized I was cleaning up my studio when I lost my balance. The table to reached for is kind of light so it just slide and I ended up on the floor. Did not think much of if, mostly a bruised ego. Then a day later it seemed like I pulled a muscle but then I noticed today ... Read more

  • The miracle of 12/13/14

    12/13/2014 6:40:12 AM, by JSTETSER

    Today is an amazing day with perfect numerical balance. It is a day to try something new- Take a step of faith! Love your neighbor! Forgive the past, and step into a bright future! This is the day that The Lord has made! Let us rejoice and be glad in it! Read more

  • Progress so far

    12/12/2014 10:44:32 AM, by DONNA_W

    It has been a little over 2 weeks since I started taking Belviq and the best thing about it is I am not constantly hungry. This has enabled all sorts of positive things. For one I am learning how to eat smaller portion sizes. This has allowed me to eat once forbidden foods for when I was trying t... Read more

  • A rough night yesterday

    12/12/2014 9:51:12 AM, by NJJ-EXERCISE30

    Good Morning. DS is going to see his daughter. He has not been on pain medication for quite a while - not b/c he has not pain, but b/c doctors are not prescribing them. I do not know how DS does it. But yesterday he goes to doctor thinking b/c of his trip he will get some. He hasn't been on a pl... Read more

  • Who benefits from my healthy lifestyle change?

    12/12/2014 9:22:20 AM, by GRATEFUL_DAWN

    This was the subject that SparkCoach suggested that I blog about today. I have been off track for a while So I really don't feel like anyone's been benefiting from my healthy lifestyle changes. so I guess the question I need to ask myself is who could benefit if I started making healthy lifestyle ch... Read more

  • When you're happy and you know it, eat a snack

    12/12/2014 7:56:46 AM, by NANCY-

    For those of you who haven't seen the new Weight Watchers ad:
    watch?v=GNPLuSx_06U Usually I'm not a a fan of commercials and marketing hype, however this ad made me smile as it touched on a truth for me. Can we say Emotional Eater? Although I have... Read more

  • Reading to children

    12/12/2014 6:56:00 AM, by JSTETSER

    When you take time to read to children, they learn to love books. Reading is a great way to expand our horizons, no matter what our age! Baby Lina loves her books!... Read more

  • TGIF

    12/12/2014 1:52:11 AM, by CHIBIKARATE

    well I have walked a mile in others shoes and it is not so much fun be blessed sending hugs joy and love... Read more

  • woke up with an achy upper arm

    12/11/2014 8:52:43 AM, by NJJ-EXERCISE30

    Good Morning; I think I must have bruised my arm during strength training. I am taking the day off from the gym. The cold weather here does not help an injury. Now I know how my son feels. I bought for my DS a throw with a heating element in it. I gave it to him early. He says that it is wonde... Read more

  • Looking like Christmas!

    12/11/2014 5:25:25 AM, by JSTETSER

    The other day a friend gave us this lovely credenza. My husband wasn't quite sure if it would go with our rustic living room furniture, but it fits right in. Welcoming the credenza meant a whole series of shifting and cleaning, but that was also needed. Now we are just a little bit closer to b... Read more

  • Thursday

    12/11/2014 1:38:54 AM, by CHIBIKARATE

    Long day again lots of therapy enjoy your day be blessed sending prayers... Read more

  • End of BLC 26 & BLC 27 Goals

    12/10/2014 5:22:47 PM, by SUCCESSN2014

    BLC 26 Start Weight: 186.2 BLC 26 End Weight: 194 BLC BREAK Dec 11 - Jan 13 Goal: Lose 3 pounds! (191) BLC 27 WEEKLY GOALS BLC 27: January 14 - April 8th GYM 3 - 4 times a week (2 cardio & 2 ST) FRUIT 1 DAILY (STRUGGLE AREA) ... Read more

  • Snowmen on the wall

    12/10/2014 6:51:07 AM, by JSTETSER

    Yes, it's time to decorate the school, and the kids have chosen to do it with snowmen! They have organized their own coloring contest. I get to be one of the judges. It's going to be a great (but wet) day! This is one of the cho... Read more

  • Upate. PCOS. Vitamins.

    12/9/2014 1:48:34 PM, by LARAESTAR

    It's been a while! But I am very happy to be back. For a while I did not want to post in-depth as to why I went MIA from SparkPeople, but when I thought about how many other women out there do the same thing out of desperation for relief of their symptoms I couldn't NOT share it. I WILL be victoriou... Read more

  • Waiting for No School

    12/9/2014 5:08:07 AM, by JSTETSER

    There is a major storm in our forecast for the next 4 days... Although it has not arrived here at 5 am, I was hoping for a school cancellation this morning. Sometimes teachers have the same dreams as the students. News Flash!!! ... Read more

  • Small goals.

    12/8/2014 5:06:11 PM, by LARAESTAR

    I issued a challenge for myself: All water, All day. I succeeded. YAY to small victories! ... Read more

  • spring cleaning in December

    12/8/2014 12:09:32 PM, by NJJ-EXERCISE30

    Good Morning; Woke up and really wanted to sort and get rid of stuff. DH has a hard time sorting. I just took 3 boxes down which we have not seen in 2 decades. I threw out everything. I have decided to do a little at a time. DH will not even notice. I could not believe the stuff we had in the... Read more

  • Long term BOY SCOUT

    12/8/2014 5:13:47 AM, by JSTETSER

    My husband John spent many years working for the BSA office in Maine. "In Maine, Boy Scout troupes were as positive and powerful as their leaders.", says John Stetser. Some groups were large and busy, and others were not. J... Read more

  • New Week

    12/8/2014 12:05:02 AM, by CHIBIKARATE

    Enjoy your week be blessed and sending prayers and hug... Read more

  • The pool is cold but exercising warms me up

    12/7/2014 7:56:07 PM, by DONNA_W

    I like to do water yoga and pilates and then some aerobic water jogging. Love the way the yoga and pilates makes me feel. I have Arthritis and these water exercises are great. I'm often tempted to do them longer and skip the aerobic part. But when the pool is cold it really makes me want to get... Read more

  • Made gingerbread cookies

    12/7/2014 11:46:46 AM, by JUNESHOPE I made gingerbread cookies for the first time. For some reason I had been wanting to try a gingerbread cookie, but mostly I've been dying to decorate some for other people. I've never made, or decorated gingerbread. For some reason I was having a difficult t... Read more

  • Just got back from the gym

    12/7/2014 11:31:02 AM, by NJJ-EXERCISE30

    Good Morning; I got up still angry at DH. He woke up all sparkly and wanted to do this and that with me. I told him that sounds good go do it. I am going to the gym. He decided to go for a walk. some days, I think being by myself is really what I need. I expected at my age to have a partner ... Read more

  • Making mittens

    12/7/2014 5:50:31 AM, by JSTETSER

    Every day I make 4-6 pair of mittens. I just got 3 yards of gray fleece fabric. When I finish with it, I should be done. So far, I have made 46-47 pair for my family, friends, school children and the homeless. There are also hats and scarves to go with the mittens too. Read more


    12/6/2014 9:16:13 PM, by SUCCESSN2014

    I had started planning a few months ago on 5Ks and such to do for next year. I had planned on doing this same thing this year but due to life and overall stress it didn't pan out. A few of my close friends know of the races I had in mind. My friend Melissa went to Magic Kingdom with me in Nove... Read more

  • Meal Plans for a week

    12/6/2014 7:51:21 PM, by DONNA_W

    Breakfast - 1. egg whites, spinach, mushrooms, whole wheat toast 2. fat free yogurt, blackberries, ground flax seed 3. Protein berry smooth y 4. strawberries, granola bar 5. breakfast burrito made with egg whites 6. whole wheat toast, slice of Dubliner Cheese 7. fat free yogurt, blueb... Read more

  • Here we go another

    12/6/2014 5:10:12 PM, by NJJ-EXERCISE30

    Good afternoon- DS called and needed to borrow some luggage. We decided to drive them up. DH starts pouting. Last night it was ok. He does not talk to me all the way up - does not talk much during lunch. Pouts on the way home. I said to him I love it my 60 year old is acting like a child. ... Read more

  • Declare and Believe....

    12/6/2014 9:31:45 AM, by NANCY-

    What Sparktacular inspiration is abounding here on SP. First I saw WATERMELLEN's comment about temptation: "Distraction, avoidance, substitution: all better for me than noble resistance. Resistance is futile!! " That says it all in a nutshell. Have a plan to deal with that wretched t... Read more

  • Cookie Walk at Smith Memorial Church

    12/6/2014 7:47:37 AM, by JSTETSER

    Come and join us from 9-12 today at the 26th annual cookie walk. Hope to see you there!... Read more

  • Not all exercise videos are created equal

    12/5/2014 9:42:44 PM, by DONNA_W

    I decided to incorporate some videos into my routine, especially the short ones as kind of a quick start and to find something doable to ensure success. Well yesterday I tried one called crunchless core workout and while I can see working up to this, I failed miserably at this video. I kept trying... Read more

  • December 1 - 5 Exercise so far

    12/5/2014 12:08:53 PM, by SUCCESSN2014

    Between my Planet Fitness membership & my new Polar FT4 Heart Rate Monitor its been a fun week! DEC 1st 2nd night of using it while riding my recumbent bike DEC 3rd, Day 7 at Planet Fitness, 5K on the treadmill! ... Read more

  • New experiences

    12/5/2014 10:04:07 AM, by JSTETSER

    This is a photo of my niece's baby after her first bite of rice cereal. She is amazed, and loves it! Meal time will never be the same. This photo reminds me to look at each new day, Knowing that something wonderful and goo... Read more

  • How I'm Staying Focused in 2015!

    12/4/2014 10:19:18 PM, by SUCCESSN2014

    On September 1st I got this idea in my head to start a Excel spreadsheet to track the different areas in my weight loss journey. However, the idea isn't completely mine. One of my teams used a similar way for team members to track different areas that they needed to focus on. Here is an exampl... Read more

  • This season is supposed to be full of joy

    12/4/2014 9:14:02 AM, by NJJ-EXERCISE30

    Good Morning: My DS is taking a trip to see his daughter. The ex has once again caused all sorts of trouble. They have a legal decree, but she is making wild comments, etc. She has called him cripple which sets him off. DS calls me I just want to see my daughter why does she has to be like this.... Read more

  • Goals

    12/4/2014 5:32:58 AM, by JSTETSER

    Our goals in life are often like an ice filled driveway- We just need to keep chipping away at them. (Unfortunately, I lost that photo) Life's goals are also like play dough-we have to mold it into what we want, or we have just a big blob of nothing. Read more

  • Thursday

    12/4/2014 12:25:57 AM, by CHIBIKARATE

    enjoy your day be blessed hug... Read more


    12/3/2014 6:34:16 PM, by SUCCESSN2014

    TOTAL MILES (WALKED & BIKED): 57.17 November 1: 190 December 1: 194.2 4.2 lbs DECEMBER GOALS GYM 3 times a week 2 lbs GONE 1,000 Fitness Minutes Compl... Read more

  • Found One More Thing to Be Thankful For

    12/3/2014 1:15:20 PM, by NANCY-

    WARNING *If you are in a good mood you may not want to continue reading* Now that Thanksgiving is over, all the leftovers are gone, my hosting duties are over until Christmas, my stress level has dropped. And you know what comes after being on high alert or finishing a big project.... so... Read more

  • Delays

    12/3/2014 5:45:48 AM, by JSTETSER

    School delays are necessary to keep everyone safe, but today will have extra problems because of it. A new routine means confusion and excitement and stressed out pa... Read more

  • Happy hump Day

    12/3/2014 12:07:32 AM, by CHIBIKARATE

    be blessed enjoy the little things sending prayers and hugx... Read more

  • Christmas Season

    12/2/2014 12:38:40 PM, by JUNESHOPE

    It's Christmas Season and I still feel so strong about getting healthy. Every year in the past, I've always said "I'll start on January 2nd". Well, not this t... Read more

  • Smitten by Mittens

    12/2/2014 5:16:12 AM, by JSTETSER

    With yards of fleece, and the memory of many cold hands, I set to work making mittens. For my family, my school, and the homeless, I sew diligently. I am warming... Read more

  • Tuesday

    12/2/2014 12:44:15 AM, by CHIBIKARATE

    Happy I am bad at work and in pt be blessed sending prayers hugx... Read more

  • Going Well

    12/1/2014 12:09:34 PM, by JUNESHOPE

    Well, everything is going well. I weighed in when we returned from Nashville, and I had only gained about a pound over Thanksgiving, but when I weighed in this morning, I already lost that pound and was back to where I was when I left on Sunday...242. So looking forward to gettin... Read more

  • The gift of friendship now on my counter

    12/1/2014 5:18:00 AM, by JSTETSER

    I visited my friend on Saturday, and had a wonderful time just chatting and drinking tea, and talking about family. Every time I look at my counter, and look at the canning jars that she gave me, I smile in rememberances. Friends are the jewels of life. Never take them for granted! Read more

  • New Week

    12/1/2014 12:36:12 AM, by CHIBIKARATE

    Sending light love joy and prayers hugx... Read more

  • New Week

    12/1/2014 12:35:34 AM, by CHIBIKARATE

    finally I am starting physical therapy sending light love joy and prayers hugz... Read more


    11/30/2014 10:52:29 PM, by SUCCESSN2014

    GYM 3 TIMES A WEEK 2 LBS GONE! Back to taking meds daily 1,000 Fitness Minutes for the month Complete Sea World 5K on Dec 13th! Register for Shamrock 8K that takes place in March! ... Read more

  • First full week of rededicated effort

    11/30/2014 7:15:29 PM, by DONNA_W

    Well it has been one full week since I made new goals and started my program to exercise, eat well and loose weight. I am more aware that I need to be practical in my goals, especially exercise. I can do less now that I am 64 than I could when I was 34 or even 10 years ago. So I need to be sati... Read more

  • Ooops I did it again… A.C Half Marathon here I come

    11/30/2014 6:15:03 PM, by JUNIORSSISTER

    Due to my foot injury I could not take part in several 5k & 10K events that I wanted to participate in. I am now pretty much healed up. So I'm ready to start again. The only stipulation right now, is NO SAND, think Seaside Insane Inflatable Disaster, and to have orthopedics made for my sneakers to s... Read more

  • My thoughts on Mindless Eating tips

    11/30/2014 10:28:14 AM, by NANCY-

    Some tips from Brian Wansink, PhD on Mindless Eating: 1. Serve meals on nine- to ten-inch plates. Any smaller and you'll be going back for seconds; larger, and you'll pile on more to begin with. 2. Take the serving bowls off the table! The only exception: the ones containing vegetables. ... Read more

  • Good habits

    11/30/2014 6:37:26 AM, by JSTETSER

    Every day take a few minutes to reflect on your life, and continue to do what is good for you! ... Read more

  • Good day for exercise and food choices

    11/29/2014 11:09:27 PM, by DONNA_W

    I managed to do both cardio (treadmill hill program & mall walking) as well as my back exercises. I think I may have to the physical therapist as I'm not sure I remember all the back exercises, but I do recall my back pain lessened, my balance was better and my walking stride was less limpy. ... Read more

  • November 29 -- First workout with Polar Heart Rate Watch

    11/29/2014 8:43:19 PM, by SUCCESSN2014

    I ordered this off of Amazon on Thursday (at half off!) and it came today! (Free 2 day shipping from being an Amazon Prime member) I got everything set up and put on and jumped on my recumbent bike for a quick 30 minute workout! NSV: I did 3 different resistance levels in 30 minutes: 4, 6,... Read more

  • Nov 28 -- Day 6 at Planet Fitness!

    11/29/2014 8:40:20 PM, by SUCCESSN2014

    Today, I cranked out 2.41 miles in 60 minutes on the treadmill. This time I did one of the preprogrammed workouts that involved going up and down pretty steep hills. I burned 292 calories ... Read more

  • Thankful - To Those

    11/29/2014 6:49:21 PM, by JUNIORSSISTER

    I feel it's only appropriate to say I'm Thankful to those of you who have been so supportive, that have taken to cheer me on, pick me up and just root for me. The community on spark has just been great. No judgement, just some support. Encouraging small steps that equal healthy change. Any change, ... Read more

  • To Paris and back

    11/29/2014 1:32:23 PM, by DEPOTMODE

    So right before Halloween, my husband and I went to Paris. Not for anything exciting: he was there for two work conferences; I went along for the ride. I did get the opportunity to get a lot of walking in, though! Climbed to the top of the Arc de Triomphe (284 steps!). Walked two cemeteries and most... Read more

  • Saturday

    11/29/2014 1:19:23 PM, by CHIBIKARATE

    Spending the day in Santa Monica been with friends who I consider family for the weekend sending blessings and hug... Read more

  • Saturday

    11/29/2014 1:19:22 PM, by CHIBIKARATE

    Spending the day in Santa Monica been with friends who I consider family for the weekend sending blessings and hug... Read more

  • Got my DH back

    11/29/2014 10:03:49 AM, by NJJ-EXERCISE30

    Good Morning; My DH has been in a mood ever since his birthday. He says he is now old. But this morning, we had a talk which has not been our first. But today he listened and it sunk in. I told him we have so much to be grateful. We have our health and we have very similar likes, etc. We nee... Read more

  • Do we have enough?

    11/29/2014 7:02:37 AM, by NANCY-

    It was surprising that there were so many leftovers from our Thanksgiving dinner. There was worry about the turkey being small. We had a smoked turkey this year. Uh, turkey shrinks when smoked. but there was more than enough. One request was broccoli with cheese-like product as I like to call it. I... Read more

  • Washington

    11/29/2014 6:26:00 AM, by JSTETSER

    Mt Washington is an inspiring place to be. I spent my thanksgiving hiking around the base of the mountain. We enjoyed the fresh snow and the company of some great people. ... Read more

  • Thankful!

    11/28/2014 1:57:14 PM, by JSTETSER

    Thank you, Lord for friends for family for the forest, and for good health! Amen.... Read more

  • Friday

    11/28/2014 12:42:25 AM, by CHIBIKARATE

    Have a very blessed Friday enjoy living breath and enjoy life hugx... Read more

  • Nov 27 -- Thanksgiving 2014 - I'm Happy

    11/28/2014 12:23:01 AM, by SUCCESSN2014

    Although breakfast may have not been the healthiest, I have a LOT to be proud of 1. I measured all of my food during Thanksgiving dinner 2. I didn't go for seconds and took my time eating what was on my plate 3. Due to not eating seconds I didn't have that overly full feeling 4. ... Read more

  • Happy Thanksgiving

    11/27/2014 10:21:58 AM, by NJJ-EXERCISE30

    Good Morning; Not having a big dinner. Kids all going some where else. I truly do not mind. I have made peace long ago with this fact. Adult children have their own lives. DH is in pig heaven putting out lights. He was restless until it got light, a normal time to go out and get started on hi... Read more

  • Happy Thanksgiving

    11/27/2014 1:44:35 AM, by CHIBIKARATE

    May it be beautiful and blessed love you all hugx... Read more

  • 31st Birthday & Day 5 at Planet Fitness

    11/26/2014 11:51:58 PM, by SUCCESSN2014

    Food was not a top priority today. Breakfast: McDonalds (2 bacon egg & cheese biscuits) Day 5 workout November 26, 2014 Workout 2.5mph at #1 incline .50 mile -- 12 minutes Crunch machine 4x10 Modified plank (30 seconds 2 times) DB Lateral Raises 10# 3x10 DB alternating bicep c... Read more

  • Happy thanksgiving

    11/26/2014 9:27:44 AM, by NJJ-EXERCISE30

    Good Morning- already went to gym. DD has been calling and facetime me. She is not coming this thanksgiving - need to share her with her inlaws. I have learned to share so it does not bother me. DH & I will have a very healthy meal. DS legal results are very complicated. Not ... Read more

  • What am I Thankful For...

    11/26/2014 8:31:33 AM, by NANCY-

    What am I thankful for: My wise and supportive friends here at SP. EVIE4NOW and DSHONEYC had it right, my sister is caught in hanging on the the past and is a little sad. TRAVELGRRL, she did finally let go the meat stuffing. My son and his family will be coming to dinner. We will be... Read more

  • Preparing for SNOW!!!

    11/26/2014 5:12:33 AM, by JSTETSER

    Today is the day that SNOW should begin. It could be that it will be a big storm, and we will keep this snow until Aril. Winter's beauty is best seen in nature, where all becomes very quiet. My favorite walks are the winter wa... Read more

  • Hump day

    11/26/2014 12:20:34 AM, by CHIBIKARATE

    have a very blessed day sending light love prayers and hugx... Read more

  • Back in the saddle

    11/25/2014 7:10:15 PM, by DONNA_W

    I had been eating healthy choices and doing some exercise but no weight loss. I had begun to consider bariatric surgery. I decided to ask my doctor about weight loss medication and she advised Belviq. I started taking it this week and so far so good. It does seem to control the appetite satiety ... Read more

  • Treadmill Intervals on Day 4 at Planet Fitness

    11/25/2014 5:21:58 PM, by SUCCESSN2014

    NSV: Mother Nature is very moody today and its pouring. When I had Alan take me to the gym it was raining so hard it was hard to see cars. Luckily the gyum is less than 10 miles from our house. I hadn't originaly planned on going today but I decided late last night that I wanted strictly a cardio da... Read more

  • Thanksgiving?

    11/25/2014 7:43:21 AM, by NANCY-

    Alrighty... just need to vent. Hosting has fallen to me over the past few years... mind you I had skillfully avoided this for decades. There will be 12.5 attending and yes I ordered dinner and planned what else was needed. My problem lies within my sister. I see it as her trying to hang onto t... Read more

  • More coffee

    11/25/2014 6:57:27 AM, by JSTETSER

    Some mornings just call for a hot, comforting drink. Now I drink my variety of cafe au lait- 1/2 hot coffee and 1/2 hot milk with a little cinnamon for seasoning. My morning program at school is relatively quiet right now, but th... Read more

  • DAY 3 at Planet Fitness & NSVs!

    11/24/2014 5:30:03 PM, by SUCCESSN2014

    24:32 minute mile (no incline) 10# DB Lateral Raises 2x10 10# DB Alternating Bicep Curls 2x10 #80 Leg Press 2x20 Fly rear delt facing forward 2x10 Fly rear delt facing back of seat 2z10 Ab machine 4x10 12:21 .50 mile NSV #1: I've struggled the last few days of d... Read more

  • I am trying to teach my DS a lesson

    11/24/2014 9:37:09 AM, by NJJ-EXERCISE30

    Good Morning; DD called me last night. DS has now by court order visits his DD monthly 1200 miles away. AS you all know, DS has a disability from Iraq has PTSD. He has come a long way but still has much to go. These conditions make everything harder to manage. My daughter told me that we n... Read more

  • Simply happy

    11/24/2014 5:28:01 AM, by JSTETSER

    Our hike yesterday was a safe one in spite of lots of ice on the trail. We were not the fastest people on the trail. In fact, one couple passed us 6 times as they ran up and down the mountain 3 times. I give them credit for hiking with speed and agility that I can only dream of. I am simply hap... Read more

  • GYM WORKOUTS (Old Workouts From When I Had a Trainer)

    11/23/2014 7:32:49 PM, by SUCCESSN2014

    3 sets of 15 (3x15) Ab machine Chest press #30 Leg press #80 lbs (lowering weight so I can work myself back up to the heavier weight) Lateral V Row #40 Overhead press 15# Standing ball twist #10 ball (2x10) ----------------------------
    --------------------- 3 x 15 Ab m... Read more


    11/23/2014 5:38:34 PM, by SUCCESSN2014

    When I weighed in on Thursday morning upon coming home from Disney I was 194.6 I went to the gym on Friday & Saturday & am taking today off. I got on the scale this morning, 193.6! Going back to the gym tomorrow. I'm h... Read more

  • Feeding the Soul Instead of the Stomach.

    11/23/2014 8:57:27 AM, by NANCY-

    Gotta say, there's a connection between the "comfortable life" and "comfort food". - WATERMELLEN Ah yes feeding the soul instead of the stomach. Yesterday was a day for that. Special Olympics held the Fall State games, so the mom's had a bit of freedom. Our children are now adults, and it was w... Read more

  • I need it!

    11/23/2014 5:55:33 AM, by JSTETSER

    Today is our hike up Mt Monadnock. I have spent a lot of time sewing, and really need a day of hiking. Look out Mountain, here I come!... Read more

  • 2nd Day at Planet Fitness

    11/22/2014 2:27:48 PM, by SUCCESSN2014

    11/22/14 -- 2nd day 24:32 mile, 103 cals Fly rear delt 2 x 10, 30 lbs Chest press 2 x 10, 30 lbs Overhead press 2 x 10, 30 lbs Lateral pull down 2 x 10 Leg press 3 x 15, 80 lbs Ab machine 2 x 10 Hip abducter 2 x 10, 30 lbs DB Lateral Raises 2 x 10, 10 lbs... Read more

  • Happy Thanksgiving

    11/22/2014 11:11:54 AM, by JUNESHOPE

    Super busy... Expecting overnight guest today for Thanksgiving. Wish I had time to read everyone's blogs. I probably won't be back until after Thanksgiving, so I wanted to say Happy Thanksgiving to everyone. Stay strong. I don't intend to over eat this holiday. I've already wo... Read more