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  • Renewable energy in me!

    6/27/2016 5:18:17 AM, by JSTETSER

    When most people talk about renewable energy, they are talking about solar or wind power. Today I am writing about the energy of our lives. There is a renewable source of energy in my soul andIn yours. Finding ways to keep the energy strong can be difficult. Many people burn out by not tak... Read more

  • New week

    6/27/2016 12:11:55 AM, by CHIBIKARATE

    Thanks for all prayers working on helping me get less stress and and trying to help my brother be comfortable hugs to all of you... Read more

  • What happened- blind slided?

    6/26/2016 12:17:22 PM, by NJJ-EXERCISE30

    Good afternoon; Had a wonderful day with my grandkids yesterday. Dh & I babysat and had a wonderful time. we entertained them from 9 am - 6:30 pm. DH & I had a nice evening. We got up this morning. Had a marvelous conversation about various topics. We both went to the gym. I had a marvelous w... Read more

  • 800 calories diet

    6/26/2016 9:23:34 AM, by SUNSHINE-GIRL

    I have heard about this before but just read the book by Dr Michael Mosley - and he is a real doctor. It claims to reduce or reverse diabetic symptoms in 8 weeks. The diet is very strict but high is saiety so I should not feel hungry. I will report here every 2 weeks to see how I am going. D... Read more

  • Good deals at Goodwill

    6/26/2016 5:28:31 AM, by JSTETSER

    Understanding Good deals at Goodwill Yesterday I went shopping in Goodwill store in Concord, NH. This was a different kind of shopping day. I didn't need anything. I was basically just looking for a good deal that I might use as a present, or something for my classroom . As it turns out, this wa... Read more

  • God's Day

    6/26/2016 12:41:58 AM, by CHIBIKARATE

    Please pray for my little brother he took a turn for the worse an so very sad enjoy and be healthy hugs... Read more

  • Because They are Too BIG, Mom!!

    6/25/2016 9:04:19 AM, by WALKIN4JEANIE

    Earlier this week, I blogged about buying shorts. Of course, I didn't mention the hardest part... wearing them outside of the house! I had no problem putting on my workout shorts for one of my morning walks this week. But, putting on my new denim shorts and going out in public was a whole diff... Read more

  • Grown sons

    6/25/2016 5:51:36 AM, by JSTETSER

    My sons are all grown up. The youngest just turned 34. How can that be? One day they are young, then I turn around, and they are men with babies of their own. I am reminded to never take one day for granted. Mathew and Lina ... Read more

  • Catastrophy at our house

    6/24/2016 1:50:58 PM, by JUNESHOPE

    198 Well, upon returning from our vacation, we were surprised to find a water leak in the attic over one of our bedrooms, and the ceiling caved in... It's been a rush to get it all fixed. The water leak has been repaired, and the room cleaned up, but now a new ceiling needs to be put on. UG!! ... Read more

  • read an article on Activity tracking

    6/24/2016 10:21:21 AM, by NJJ-EXERCISE30

    Good Morning, the article goes on about technology is taking over one's life. But I use an app which tracks my food and my physical activity and it helps me greatly. But I do have a problem with FITBIT and all others that attach to your wrist. I got a FITBIT for Christmas a couple of years ago.... Read more

  • As We See It

    6/24/2016 7:22:57 AM, by WALKIN4JEANIE

    I as inspired to make this after I read my devotional this morning. This road looks relatively easy to walk, but it is a gradual steep grade. Some days it is a difficult climb, some days I walk straight to the top without batting an eye! ... Read more

  • One Small Step Today

    6/24/2016 5:43:54 AM, by JSTETSER

    Every day, let's move forward in our health. I mean every single day, I'm going to take a small step forward. How about you? Let's do this together. We can reach our health goals and live a fuller life if we just keep moving forward. I am not trying to change everything today. That kind of a c... Read more

  • Sugar Journal...

    6/24/2016 2:40:58 AM, by JLYNNS123

    DAY 2: So in hopes of being able to complete ALL the challenges, I have started the sugar tooth challenge. Today's challenge is to journal about my sugar cravings. At first I thought it was silly because I've already given up sugar 3 years ago. Then I thought about it though and realized there wer... Read more

  • A couple more firsts

    6/23/2016 7:46:56 AM, by WALKIN4JEANIE

    Yesterday was a day of firsts. The most exciting first was the two pair of shorts that I bought. SHORTS!! I bought a pair of denim shorts and a pair of athletic shorts. I count these as a first because I don't think that I have had shorts on since I was pregnant with my 19 year old daughter. I final... Read more

  • I believe in plan B

    6/23/2016 5:37:32 AM, by JSTETSER

    Sometimes our best plans to eat right and get in our exercise fail. We try our best, but there are so many things beyond our control, and our plans fail. Sometimes the plans of others and life can keep us from finding our own success. This is the reason why I think ahead, and make MORE plans. Pla... Read more

  • Thursday

    6/23/2016 12:47:39 AM, by CHIBIKARATE

    Exhausted and tired... Read more

  • Home at last!

    6/22/2016 5:22:13 AM, by JSTETSER

    Dear Friends, Over a week ago, I wrote about my sister who is homeless. Today, things are looking up for her! First, she was put on the waiting list for an apartment in a complex. This was good, but not what is needed. So we kept looking and praying and encouraging her that good things are com... Read more

  • Having a wonderful day!

    6/21/2016 2:22:24 PM, by NJJ-EXERCISE30

    Good afternoon; boy did I exercise this morning. It felt so good. DH exercised b/4 work too. this past weekend, DH went to a reunion of his fraternity buddies from 40 years ago. He was so excited to go. He had plans to do this and that. It was going to be a big weekend. When he came back, he h... Read more

  • Wanting To Want To

    6/21/2016 9:00:14 AM, by WALKIN4JEANIE

    My mornings are all about me and quiet time. I get up before anyone else to have a cup of coffee, catch up with articles and tracking on SparkPeople, and send birthday greetings to Facebook friends. I read a devotional entry and meditate on it every morning. The book I am reading now is all ab... Read more

  • White Ledges

    6/21/2016 5:37:15 AM, by JSTETSER

    Monday was a hiking day! John and I started out from the White Ledges Campground, located south of Conway, NH. The weatherman promised us a warm day, so we got up early, and prepared for that promise. We were on the trail, located right in the campground, by 7:30. I am glad that we brought... Read more

  • Doing the things I've never done

    6/20/2016 3:47:03 PM, by JSTETSER

    I've been asked to do something that I've never done. I teach children with special needs, and one student has speech difficulties. In order to motivate him to speak clearly, our team is going to create a movie starring this student. It will take many months to make, but it will make a big differ... Read more

  • New Intermediate goal

    6/19/2016 9:28:29 PM, by KATHYGBENNETT

    I have my new intermediate goal. The remaining clothes that are too snug will fit before summer is over. Summer officially starts this week so I have 3 months to get into them before it is too cool for them. And I will alter the clothes that are getting too loose so I can't gain weight and wear them... Read more

  • BOP

    6/19/2016 9:40:11 AM, by WALKIN4JEANIE

    Last week, I went down to South Carolina for a teacher training. I actually lost 0.6 pounds! Not bad right? I made a point to make the best choices that I could. I used the fitness center when I had some free time, but class was a 15 minute walk away from the I think that helped most of a... Read more

  • Going places I've never gone, doing things I've never done.

    6/19/2016 5:39:48 AM, by JSTETSER

    Going places I’ve never gone, Doing things I’ve never done. Growth is often measured by new experiences that a person has, and the new abilities that he or she gains. Today I’m going to talk about a new place, the Badger Factory in Gilsum, NH. The other day, I was out for a ride with my husba... Read more

  • having a wonderful day

    6/18/2016 2:39:25 PM, by NJJ-EXERCISE30

    Good Morning, I am having a day full of exercise and clean food. Hope all of you get some movement in and eat well. 104... Read more

  • Must Find New Intermediate Goal

    6/18/2016 8:36:47 AM, by KATHYGBENNETT

    Now that I weigh less than my driver's licence weight. I need a new intermediate goal. These are the hardest goals to come by. I will be spending time today to come up up with a new intermediate goal. I still have my long term goals and they haven't changed but may in the future.... Read more

  • The woodpile Workout

    6/18/2016 5:34:22 AM, by JSTETSER

    Yesterday was a beautiful day for what the Stetser Household calls the “Domestic Workout”. This is a workout that involves cutting trees, moving brush, and stacking wood. The other term for this is the “Woodpile Workout”. Here’s how it works: 1. The chainsaw and all equipment are pre... Read more

  • Successful Dinner Out

    6/17/2016 9:30:19 PM, by KATHYGBENNETT

    Yesterday I went to Ruby Tuesday's for dinner with my sister and our neighbors when we were growing up. We had a great time! I checked the menus on-line before going and was shocked at the calorie counts for most menu items. I found the least calorie meal with broccoli and salad as my sides. I staye... Read more

  • Blogging for Change

    6/17/2016 5:21:41 AM, by JSTETSER

    Sometimes, the answers that we seek are right inside our hearts. We just need to take the time to listen to our own heart, and write down what we hear. That is often the process that I follow when I blog. It helps me to say YES! to life. (Do you see YES in the silhouette?) I have been b... Read more

  • dh having a rough day and evening

    6/16/2016 8:39:23 PM, by NJJ-EXERCISE30

    Good evening; I am trying to be quiet. DH had a rough day at work. He announces that I am going to open a bottle of wine and just relax. He says lets put on Netflix and watch a movie. His amplifier for his system goes out. He take an old back up amp and tried to hook it up. He has been doing t... Read more

  • Kindness

    6/16/2016 5:15:07 AM, by JSTETSER

    It costs us nothing to be nice. Nothing but our time and patience. That is what I gave to my sister yesterday. Just a listening ear, and some advice. I wrote down all of the facts that agencies needed to know, and I let her tell her story to people who could get her the help that she needs. I ... Read more

  • No Motivation this Morning

    6/15/2016 8:14:55 PM, by KATHYGBENNETT

    I read a blog this morning from a person complaining about sweating and exercising. i can totally relate. I was not motivated to get my exercises or my walking in. Had to work this morning then go buy a tire and have it mounted. The temperature when I got home was 95. I felt perfectly content to jus... Read more

  • DS is home from NYC and survived.

    6/15/2016 2:03:00 PM, by NJJ-EXERCISE30

    Good afternoon; DS sounded confident and proud that he survived NYC. He had a couple falls on the way home. Some buddy pushed him and he fell off wheel chair. Once again no one offered to help. He stopped a pick pocket. He says he felt like a Sgt again. He had to hail cabs - herd the MIL & fa... Read more

  • Homeless and Hungry

    6/15/2016 5:36:46 AM, by JSTETSER

    Helping a homeless friend or family member can be tricky. They need more than money and food. They need money management skills and the ability to navigate through a complicated system of social agencies. Nobody wants to help her. She has stolen in the past. She has broken our hearts, as w... Read more

  • Finally over weekend

    6/14/2016 8:31:01 PM, by KATHYGBENNETT

    Finally have my car fixed after wheel problems while out of town Sunday. Had to replace the lugs and the wheel. Got the lugs replaced Sunday because my cousin had the right connections. Went 2 places yesterday and was referred to a third place who said they could get a wheel today so finally got the... Read more

  • down sizing again and loving it

    6/14/2016 11:32:26 AM, by NJJ-EXERCISE30

    Good Morning; I have been downsizing for sometime. Due to the emotional aspect of this task, I can not do it full time. I see that I am making a difference. I just gave to charity my business suits which I wore and were in fabulous shape. I held on to them b/c it was a time in my life that I en... Read more


    6/14/2016 5:45:16 AM, by JSTETSER

    On Saturday, June 4, John and I hiked the Beaver Brook trail. This was our third time hiking the trail, so we felt confident in our ability to hike it. Still, the sign posted at the trailhead always makes us stop and think: This trail is extremely tough. If you lack experience, please use anoth... Read more

  • DS is NYC and fell out of his wheel chair no one helped him

    6/13/2016 6:36:28 AM, by NJJ-EXERCISE30

    Good Morning; I am sad that we had another mass murder in Orlando. My prayers go out to their families. 220 DS took his wheel chair which is a sport model. DS wanted this wheel chair which helped him with his image of not being helpless. Due to the uneven side walks and holes with construction, ... Read more

  • The Lupine Festival

    6/13/2016 5:43:22 AM, by JSTETSER

    Sunday I went to the little town of Sugar Hill, NH to their Lupine Festival. It was amazing to see fields of lupines of all colors swaying in the breeze. And it was breezy! We wandered from field to field, learning more and more about lupines. They come in pink, white, blue, purple and s... Read more

  • Traveling this week!

    6/12/2016 10:58:36 AM, by WALKIN4JEANIE

    I will be headed south here in a few minutes to attend a teacher workshop at University of South Carolina. This should be interesting. The class actually starts at 4 this evening, so I was able to get an early check in at the hotel where I am staying. I hope to get at least three workouts in w... Read more

  • Belmont race day today

    6/11/2016 3:40:39 PM, by NJJ-EXERCISE30

    Good Afternoon; this happens every year. I do not ask for much but I thoroughly enjoy watching the races. I do not bet but have watched them since childhood. My Dh knows that but today he is doing chores. But he can not do things quietly or without asking me this or that. Now it is the sandbox... Read more

  • Today's Progress

    6/11/2016 2:56:35 PM, by KATHYGBENNETT

    I should be walking now to get in some more steps since it will be difficult to get in many tomorrow. I walked over 10000 steps before my meeting this morning. i will put in a few ore steps before I go to mass to make it to 16000 and will get in a few steps during mass because I will be in the proce... Read more

  • Busy Weekend Ahead

    6/10/2016 8:16:51 PM, by KATHYGBENNETT

    I have a 4 hour meeting at church at 9:00 then have to read and give communion at 3:00 mass. This isn't going to give me much time to get my steps in tomorrow. My plan is to have at least 3000 steps in before I go. Then I'll have some time in the afternoon and a lot of steps to do in the evening. S... Read more

  • DS should be on way to NYC

    6/10/2016 9:27:38 AM, by NJJ-EXERCISE30

    Good Morning; I have deliberately not initiated contact with my DS in the days after knowing he was having problems with his wife. I just said enough. I know he was anxious about the trip but both of them had dropped out of counseling and I thought enough is enough. I am not spending any assistan... Read more

  • Looking back along the journey

    6/10/2016 7:34:31 AM, by WALKIN4JEANIE

    Yesterday morning, I had an appointment at the spa. So, I made yesterday my workout day off. After my appointment, I did a few chores, and spent some time out on the porch reading a book. (Another summer challenge - read a book just for fun.) As I was pouring a nice tall glass of mineral wate... Read more

  • Dear Mr. Sanders

    6/10/2016 5:24:38 AM, by JSTETSER

    Dear Bernie Sanders, Don’t believe the media about you losing the election. You have won in so many ways! Maybe you will not become president, but you have changed the political climate of the US with your message, but you took on the DNC, and beat Clinton in 22 states. You are a 74 year old ma... Read more

  • just got back from gym

    6/9/2016 9:13:00 AM, by NJJ-EXERCISE30

    Good Morning; I walked 2 miles and did my strength training program. I feel so good doing my exercise in the morning even before breakfast. I have also included in drinking more water. It took until memorial day to know that my body is full recovered. Now I have the knowledge I can go full speed... Read more

  • Walking on Dirt

    6/9/2016 5:22:20 AM, by JSTETSER

    Walking on dirt Getting off the sidewalk Finding the forest and fields No fears, Just joyful journeying On the dirt path Of Life. ... Read more

  • Another Hard Day

    6/8/2016 9:11:34 PM, by KATHYGBENNETT

    Had to work today for 5 hours with not much opportunity to walk. i had an appointment to get my car worked on this afternoon. While my car was being worked on I did walk to CVS in the same parking lot. I walked up and down every row rapidly at least once. When they asked if they could help me I smil... Read more

  • My Very First Yoga Class

    6/8/2016 7:42:43 AM, by WALKIN4JEANIE

    One of my goals for this summer is to try yoga. I found a studio in our little town that started offering beginning yoga for people ages 50+ I decided this was meant to be, so I tried it yesterday evening. I was the only person who showed up. I got a one on one class with the instructor, Becky, who ... Read more

  • My Morning Spark!

    6/8/2016 5:16:12 AM, by JSTETSER

    Every morning I wake and I rise To meet the day and make my intention Making this marvelous day as bright as the sunrise from my summit, I leap a little higher and travel on my path with my morning spark!... Read more

  • The Scale Again part 2

    6/7/2016 2:30:28 PM, by KATHYGBENNETT

    My weight on the new scale is now lower than my last weight on the old scale. I am wearing outfits I couldn't wear a month ago! I wanted to wear the sandals today that I wore all the time last year and they are too loose! Now I have 2 pairs of shoes I can't wear because they are too big. Now if the ... Read more

  • Challenges of Summer

    6/7/2016 11:19:29 AM, by JUNESHOPE

    67 YUCK IT'S ALREADY HOT!!... Especially here in Texas! 610 257 I can't wait to go visit Washington state again. I MISS IT SOOOO MUCH. (We moved from Seattle to Texas 2 yrs ago) 31 436 So I'm looking forward to the cooler weather of Leavenworth WA next week, and staying in the lit... Read more

  • All Rested and Relaxed

    6/7/2016 7:23:16 AM, by WALKIN4JEANIE

    I have to say that our vacation to Key West, Florida was pretty near perfect. We had just the right mix of activity, relaxation, exploration and romance! What a great place to celebrate our 30th anniversary! I am happy to report that I maintained my weight - even though sometimes, I over indulg... Read more

  • got to get back to taking care of myself

    6/7/2016 5:24:30 AM, by NJJ-EXERCISE30

    Good Morning; I have not had a good meditation process since my injury this year. I lost it and I am going to get it back. I have not taken the time. My family is a series of stressers. Each of them have impacted my life with their problems. I push back, that is your problem to work it out. ... Read more

  • Life is a balancing act!

    6/7/2016 5:03:27 AM, by JSTETSER

    On Sunday night, 6/5, my 94 year old mother fell in her bedroom (not in the bathroom as I was originally told). She landed on her face, breaking her nose. She also has 2 black eyes. Yes, she looks like she had been sparring with Mohamed Ali. Mom is back home now, and is recovering. She is m... Read more

  • Getting Ready for the Weekend

    6/6/2016 9:41:01 PM, by KATHYGBENNETT

    Worked really hard to get my steps in today because I know this coming weekend is going to be hard to get them in. I will busy all morning and part of afternoon on Saturday and have to drive out of of town 3 hours each way to a family reunion Sunday. I will see cousins I haven't seen in years. I wil... Read more

  • ds is supposed to go to NYC to see his wife's sister graduate

    6/6/2016 5:06:59 PM, by NJJ-EXERCISE30

    Good afternoon; DS and wife are not getting along again. When he told me that he would going to NYC for the graduation. I thought he will never make it. With PTSD, you need to take baby steps b/c her family insists DS he must go. I stayed out of it, but it got huge today. I told her to go and l... Read more

  • Pray for my Mom!

    6/6/2016 5:23:49 AM, by JSTETSER

    Last night Mom fell in the bathroom. She cut her head and her elbow. She is back home today, but a bit shaken up. She is happy that a trip to the nursing home was not required. Please pray for her to remember to use her walker when she gets up. She also needs to be willing to use it, should ... Read more

  • The Return

    6/6/2016 1:04:24 AM, by SISNEROSMD

    After many years I am returning to Sparkpeople! I am hoping that this will give me the motivation and encouragement it gave me through my weight loss in 2010. A ton of things have happened since then. So here I am ... Hoping to find my pals that were so awesome! Here's to new ones! ... Read more

  • A Slow start

    6/5/2016 6:39:35 PM, by KATHYGBENNETT

    Couldn't get motivated to get my steps in this morning. I kept trying but didn't make much progress. I had a lot of making up to do this afternoon but I see success around the corner! I need to get in 600 more steps. I was supposed to go to a church picnic today but I was afraid that if I went eatin... Read more

  • Positive results of saying NO!

    6/5/2016 5:28:58 AM, by JSTETSER

    I am a nay sayer. In fact, one of my friends from church calls me Mrs. No. Whenever she asks me to bake goodies for events, I say no. I will bring a healthy alternative. Whenever I'm asked to usher on my hiking Sundays, I also say no. What bugs her is that I do not apologize or make excuses. I... Read more

  • OMGoodness!

    6/4/2016 1:51:52 PM, by JUNESHOPE

    483 I made the most delicious healthy 'pizza' type dinner last night that was sooooooo GOOD!...****and still lost over 1/2 a pound!***** I used a small individual size whole wheat pizza crust. But I didn't have any pizza sauce to put on it, so I smashed up about 1/4 cup of 'chili black beans', ... Read more

  • going to take my grand daughter to tea tomorrow

    6/4/2016 11:55:48 AM, by NJJ-EXERCISE30

    Good Morning; My DH just came back from WW. He is near his goal. I just wish he would learn to enjoy life more. I am taking my GD to tea and wanted to check out the café to see the layout b/4 tomorrow. I told him that we go and have some tea. He makes faces and then says he had so much to do th... Read more

  • The Scale Again

    6/4/2016 8:32:11 AM, by KATHYGBENNETT

    I weighed my self on my new scale and my old scale. Both show a six pound loss this week. The new scale weighs me 6 pounds heavier than old. The new scale shows my weight as the same as my tracker. I leaving it as is so my weight loss won't be reflected on my tracker. This is okay because I am more ... Read more

  • Gardening with my Grandchild

    6/4/2016 5:16:14 AM, by JSTETSER

    I love to work in the garden growing food for tomorrow, and beauty for today. My favorite thing to do is pass on the love of dirt. My grandchild Lina loves playing in the garden with me, and while every plant may not survive her love, it is a great learning experience. Lina's favorite part ... Read more

  • Dear body

    6/3/2016 8:13:48 PM, by KATHYGBENNETT

    I know that exercising does not cause inchesto be necessarily lost in the area of exercising but I want you to really concentrate on taking the fat from my upper thighs this next week. There is plenty there and you seem to not have noticed. I' sure the fat there is just as nourishing and can be con... Read more

  • Dear body

    6/3/2016 8:13:48 PM, by KATHYGBENNETT

    I know that exercising does not cause weight to be necessarily cause inches to be lost in the area of exercising but I want you to really concentrate on taking the fat from my upper thighs this next week. There is plenty there and you seem to not have noticed. I' sure the fat there is just as nouris... Read more

  • enhanced our internet so it was down for hours.

    6/3/2016 7:17:29 PM, by NJJ-EXERCISE30

    Good evening; we finally got the internet back. DH wanted to stream his baseball games. It was a tough reboot of our system. DH started getting really hyper. I told her to settle down and just relax - deep breathe. He gets upset and says he is going to his office. I said to him your ballgame is co... Read more

  • Life is like a flower garden

    6/3/2016 5:22:31 AM, by JSTETSER

    Life is like a garden of flowers preparing to bloom at unknown hours Some blossoms expected, while others are not Some in the ground, others in a pot. Yesterday's flowers, with fragrant beauty Will be outdone by today's little cutie I'll work in my garden, weeding today- expec... Read more

  • I Challenge myself....

    6/2/2016 9:43:41 PM, by JUNESHOPE

    535 I'm about to go on an exciting vacation in the WA mountains, and I can't wait!!! 7 But my challenge to myself is to actually lose weight and still have fun while on vacation. 295 256 342 Vacation doesn't need to be all about food. Making delicious healthy choices is still goin... Read more

  • 4 more pounds and I'll be in the 230's!

    6/2/2016 11:28:15 AM, by JUNESHOPE

    7 4 more pounds and I'll be in the 230's!! I haven't been there in years... I don't even remember the last time I was in the 230's. I guess it was around 1999. 20 I know...I know... I'm celebrating a little early... but 4 pounds away is so doable. I haven't even been to 244 in a very lon... Read more

  • WOW what a workout this morning!

    6/2/2016 9:24:48 AM, by NJJ-EXERCISE30

    Good Morning; as many of you know, I had a severe injury earlier this year. I can tell I have fully recovered in the amount of exercise I am able to do now. I do strength training, treadmill with much incline, dancing at home and also using the fit board to do twisting exercises. In NYC, I climbed... Read more

  • Yellow Ladyslippers

    6/2/2016 5:08:35 AM, by JSTETSER

    The other day I went to a perennial garden store that sold yellow Ladyslippers. I had never seen this done before. Actually, I thought that the ladyslipper is a protected species, and not to be touched or moved. The horticulturist at the Uncanoonuc Perrenials has taken the time to grow the ... Read more

  • New Scales Self induced Plateau

    6/1/2016 8:15:36 PM, by KATHYGBENNETT

    The scale we have had forever is trying to die. Sometimes it doesn't move when stepped on. I know I haven't lost down to 0 pounds. I bought a scale that is supposed to be more accurate. It is weighing me a little bit higher than the old scale. But is weighing me at less than the doctors scale 3 wee... Read more

  • update in what is going on - some positive and some oh dear

    6/1/2016 9:18:15 AM, by NJJ-EXERCISE30

    Good Morning- this morning I am sorting out my filing cabinets. What a lot of paperwork that I have kept. I am shredding everything b/c it has personal information on the papers. I am taking a break since I have been doing this for two hours. 243 DH and I spent the weekend celebrating our annive... Read more

  • What drives your life?

    6/1/2016 5:18:45 AM, by JSTETSER

    What drives your life? What drives your life? What moves you forward? Many people are driven by guilt and shame. They unconsciously punish themselves by ruining their success. Many people are driven by resentment and anger. They hold on to the hurts of the past, and point to them as excuses f... Read more

  • One Way or Another

    5/31/2016 5:24:41 AM, by JSTETSER

    Today was a typical hiking day, and John picked out a new adventure in Goffstown. We were climbing Mt. Uncanoonuc. I thought about inviting our pastor, Eric Jackson, but changed my mind. We did not know this mountain, and had never hiked here before. You never know exactly what you’re getting in... Read more

  • Memorial Day Dinner

    5/30/2016 6:32:01 PM, by KATHYGBENNETT

    Survived the Memorial Day dinner. Ate according to my plan This is a picture of my sisters and I. It's been a while since we took pictures of the 3 of us together. My son took the picture so I could be in it. Got my exercises in before I went.... Read more

  • Learning to Fly

    5/30/2016 4:40:54 PM, by QUIETDREAMER

    When you reach a point where everything you are and everything you've become is called into question. When you wonder if the time for living is past. When you question why you are still here. A time when pain and disillusionment have become the norm. It is then that we find out what we are made... Read more

  • Accept Yourself!

    5/30/2016 5:22:37 AM, by JSTETSER

    Accept Yourself! You are where you belong! There is a Master Plan, and we are all a part of it. You are precious, perfect and beautiful. We look like we look for a reason. Our God makes no mistakes, He knows what He is doing, We are just what he wanted to make! Knowing that God u... Read more

  • Getting Ready For Tomorrow

    5/29/2016 6:32:39 PM, by KATHYGBENNETT

    At my 86 year old mother's insistence we are going to an all you can eat pizza buffet tomorrow. She suggested we go there for Easter and Mother's Day but I managed to change those. I already have my eating plans mapped out to avoid overeating and enlisted my husband to help. I hope this doesn't inte... Read more

  • Recumbent Bike

    5/29/2016 8:06:09 AM, by WALKIN4JEANIE

    Yesterday, I finally made it back up to what I consider a full workout on my recumbent bike. After being laid up for 14 days and not being allowed to work out, the bike was the hardest thing to build back up to. I got back into walking fairly quickly, but the recumbent bike took a little longe... Read more

  • A bigger purpose

    5/29/2016 5:16:09 AM, by JSTETSER

    It’s not all about me. It’s about the role that I need to play in this world. God has a purpose that I need to fulfill here on this Earth. I am my happiest and healthiest when I am fulfilling that purpose. My plan is to find God’s plan and live it out. Sometimes when life gets confusing and I ... Read more

  • Monthly picture

    5/28/2016 9:11:04 PM, by KATHYGBENNETT

    Had my husband take a picture of me in same outfit as last month. He is not a very good photographer but i can tell a difference in the way the clothes fit and he says he can tell a big difference. Will try again next month.... Read more

  • Birthday party

    5/28/2016 3:08:26 PM, by JUNESHOPE

    410 Well, I just experienced my first 'party' after starting my new plan. It was at chucky cheeses, with pizza & cake for a 5 yr old friend of my daughters. 480 44 I'm proud to say I only ate 2 small pieces of pizza, and no cake. It's not hard saying no to sweets anymore. I've completely ... Read more