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  • MOMENTum

    7/22/2017 7:24:38 PM, by _RAMONA

    Okay... I just have to put this some place, and since this is the only place I can speak freely about my experience, this is where it's going. I've had a TERRIBLE week. I am exhausted. Why? I'm not sleeping. Why? Because I apparently now live in "the hood" and no one told me! How do I... Read more

  • Any Experience?

    7/22/2017 3:32:12 PM, by _RAMONA

    I love, love, LOVE this dress: ...and THIS (I have no dressy pants... this is so cut for my body) Does anyone have any experience ordering from Rotita? I order from Cleo on-line all the time (and from other places for other purposes... Read more

  • More After Adrenalectomy

    7/21/2017 11:27:46 AM, by ICANINSIGHT

    I am still not right. Blood pressure is still high, light headed and shaky. I read stories yesterday about people who have had this surgery. There are not many! Some are cured right away, some it takes weeks, some it takes months, one took a year! Some have to take a small dose of high bloo... Read more

  • The Tale of Two Nephews (Warning, this is depressing)

    7/20/2017 9:43:32 PM, by CAT-IN-CJ

    This is a true story, about my two and only nephews who I love with all my heart. The closest thing I will ever have to my own children. It's sad. It's depressing. But I have to write it down . . . a quick overview. My only sister has 2 boys; the oldest, 35 years old and has never work... Read more

  • Update - a reminder

    7/20/2017 9:39:28 PM, by CAT-IN-CJ

    Summertime and the living is easy . . . well, maybe not so much. I'm spending most of my time these days busy doing fun stuff rather than sitting down behind a computer. However, I have several streaks going . . . Today is Day 756 of my log in streak. Ex... Read more

  • Lost 1.8 lbs this week

    7/20/2017 8:55:02 AM, by TIGERSPEECH

    I couldn't be happier that I have pushed through my weight plateau. The best thing I learned this time was to never give up. I have a goal in mind of what I want to lose before my 60th birthday in January.... Read more

  • What's Next

    7/18/2017 6:19:32 PM, by TRESSWANN

    I cannot believe I have not blogged in such a long time. I was totally spinning out of balance. My new job began to consume me. It was doing something I loved. I was hired to create and deliver a training strategy around IT Service Delivery. Unfortunately, it has not worked out. My approach... Read more

  • After Adrenalectomy

    7/18/2017 11:52:23 AM, by ICANINSIGHT

    Last week I had my right adrenal gland removed. These glands sit on top of the kidneys and are no larger than an almond. The one removed had a tumor about 1.5 inches in diameter. That is big! Adrenal glands produce 5 different hormones and if you have a tumor, that is a sign that you are ove... Read more

  • 50 weeks until

    7/17/2017 6:24:59 PM, by TIZSLIM

    The start of Wimbledon 2018 I've always found Final's Weekend difficult. The culmination of the tournament and yet, the furthest point from being able to feed my addiction for top class tennis. Thank goodness for computers and streaming and all the technology we take for granted - nowada... Read more

  • Giving Up?

    7/16/2017 5:02:11 AM, by _RAMONA

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    ?v=ZKSWXzAnVe0 Never. I want to do more with my life than just give up. So, I will try. I don't yet live the life I want to... and I know the only thing in my way is me. The sky is grey much more than it is b... Read more

  • Countdown - 35 weeks until

    7/15/2017 6:58:26 PM, by TIZSLIM

    The Wedding of The Century THE Hottest Most Stylish Mother of The Bride ever in the History of Humankind, needs to get a grip quite frankly. In fact, I think she needs some 'boot camp' treatment to wake her up a bit. Obvs I can't afford an actual boot camp, and anyway, I'm far too anti author... Read more

  • At the Heart of Things... (Bonne Madone)

    7/12/2017 4:12:09 PM, by _RAMONA

    ...I'm a deeply-rooted soul... a fast-growing weed that sends her tap-root deep... before truth is revealed above ground. Camping has always worked for me because I value "doing for myself." My Mom still talks about how my first sentence was "ya camah" (Ukrainian for, "by myself") as I'd determ... Read more

  • Slimmer summer

    7/12/2017 7:39:28 AM, by TIGERSPEECH

    Since June 22, 2017, I've lost 5.6 lbs 6/22 Starting weight 6/29 -4.0 7/1 -.6 7/5 -.4 GOAL 1 MET TO LOSE 5 LBS. 7/12 -.6 First goal met- lose 5 lbs. Total lost so far 5.6 lbs. Next goal is to lose 8 more lbs. this will put me in a lower 10 lbs. range. Don't me... Read more

  • I keep on trying--and getting nowhere

    7/12/2017 12:05:06 AM, by DEEDEEGRAM

    So here it is. I try different types of methods to lose weight. I am always looking for that "magical solution". There is none. My latest one was trying the Weight Watcher Point counting system again. The newest one and also the previous one. That would be the Smart Points and the Points Plus. I did... Read more

  • Yes, I've been away...

    7/11/2017 3:43:28 AM, by _RAMONA

    ...most recently GLAMPING! (For those not "in the know," and as defined by Urban Dictionary: "Going camping, but with glamour. A combination of the two words. It's like regular camping, but with nicer things than usual, being warmer, and more comfortable. Glamping isn't done by usual outdoor t... Read more


    7/10/2017 6:23:49 PM, by SMIDGON

    Sat (Lexis b.d.) was a long, sad day. Sunday, even tho we went to Church, was long! Today, was laundry day. Yesterday I talked with a long x friend (or so I thought ). She said she knew I was still grieving over John. I should just let it go and move on. Then she brought up the ... Read more

  • Countdown - 36 weeks until

    7/8/2017 7:13:15 PM, by TIZSLIM

    The Wedding of The Century When I looked closer at some of the photos I'd taken for the Frownies blog, I noticed all sorts of lines and wrinkles, along with deep under eye shadows, crows feet, plus various other lines around the eyes, a double chin, sagging jowls, and a turkey neck. I've taken ... Read more


    7/7/2017 7:02:04 PM, by SMIDGON

    This afternoon at 3:45 p.m., Lexie went to live with John in Heaven. She had been going down hill for some time. We had her to the vet yesterday. He said we should be thinking how long we wanted to prolong it with Lexie. Her 14th birthday was to be tomorrow. By today she wouldn'... Read more


    7/5/2017 8:16:48 AM, by SMIDGON

    On Monday Christine and family members went to Lake Michigan for Salmon fishing. They came home with 15 salmon. 14 approx 7lbs. However, the large one was between 17 and 18 lbs. I am attempting to send a couple pics. (First x ) In the human pic. if there is one. The blonde in the... Read more

  • An accidental love affair

    7/4/2017 6:54:18 PM, by TIZSLIM

    Middlesex England. A Monday afternoon, late June in the earlyish 70's. Young Tiz cycles home from school. Checks her list of chores and quickly completes them because it's Monday and there is a TV programme she wants to watch. And lets face it, it's rare that she can choose a TV programme to wat... Read more

  • Salt Is Deadly

    7/4/2017 11:30:39 AM, by ICANINSIGHT

    Over 20 years ago the medical community said there was too much sodium in our foods, especially soups. Despite this, the food industry still produces foods with deadly amounts of sodium. Not only the food that we purchase at the grocery stores, but the food at restaurants. Nutrition info is availabl... Read more


    7/4/2017 8:01:57 AM, by SMIDGON

    I failed to tell you all. The picture is of our beloved deceased son, John. And I. It was taken mid summer of 2016. A matter of months before passing. We were sitting on the porch in front of his earthly home of 25yrs. Plus. I am still having problems with letting go. I will go along ... Read more

  • Quiet please!

    7/3/2017 6:32:53 PM, by TIZSLIM

    It's that time of year. The nation collectively holds it's breath every match that involves a Brit. Which in fairness wasn't many until the Murray's came along. A few tons of strawberries are consumed, along with gallons of cream. Vat loads of Pimms are guzzled. On Henman Hill [or M... Read more


    7/2/2017 9:22:33 PM, by SMIDGON

    Happy 4th of July! 👌... Read more

  • My back is covered

    7/2/2017 6:48:10 PM, by TIZSLIM

    It's been a strange day today. I was expecting to do a boot sale with my friend Elaine, so I was up at 5.30 a.m. She hadn't returned my calls though. As she suffers from M.E I thought she might be unwell and in bed so I figured best to let it be. Not quite sure what went wrong but the important t... Read more

  • Countdown - 37 weeks until

    7/1/2017 6:25:38 PM, by TIZSLIM

    The Wedding of The Century. Clutter clearing has slowed a little this week but I've tried to do at least some. During which, I came across a jar of intensive facial moisturiser cream. I recall this was a fairly inexpensive but effective cream and as my skin has been very dry - especially arou... Read more

  • Birthday Brunch Bunch Biggy

    6/30/2017 6:04:21 PM, by TIZSLIM

    Today the Birthday Brunch Bunch reconvened for what it's fair to call a 'big' birthday. We were gathered together to celebrate the birthday anniversary of Sally - who it has to be said is a key member of our group. Tomorrow she will be 70 years young. Not that you'd believe it if you met her. She... Read more

  • Free Food Flummox

    6/28/2017 6:34:57 PM, by TIZSLIM

    Eating healthily needn't be expensive so we are told. There's an element of truth in that statement. But it's also fair to say here in the UK at least, it is more expensive to eat healthily. The cheapest wholemeal bread, pasta, rice etc is approximately double the cost of the cheapest white versi... Read more

  • I don't even play Bingo.

    6/27/2017 5:25:28 PM, by TIZSLIM

    Greetings all, Investigations continue and I have tracked down more added inches. Or inch to be precise. Wrist and forearms - no change. Upper arms - an additional half an inch on each. Friends - I mean that most sincerely folks [oops, showing my age now], I have dev... Read more

  • tuesday's are good days

    6/27/2017 10:33:49 AM, by STARSUB99

    i like Tuesdays. For me Tuesday is a no pressure day. I'm eating on track, drinking my water... had a protein smoothie for breakfast and I feel totally in control of myself. I am on my game this week. I weigh in on Friday's so keeping this positive momentum going early in the week is key to... Read more

  • Hunting down the inches

    6/26/2017 5:54:34 PM, by TIZSLIM

    OK so where are all these added inches on my body and how did they get there? 1/4 inch on my ankles and knees. 3/4 inches on my calves. What?! I've always had good legs. Well, lower legs. Now I'm adding inches there - along with 1/2 inch on my thighs. Not to mention 1 1/2 inches on my bu... Read more

  • Knowledge is Power

    6/25/2017 7:00:42 PM, by TIZSLIM

    I wrote yesterday about my 'non scale disappointments'. It's not my nature to leave it at that though. 4 years ago, I had to have an operation to remove a tumour. A couple of weeks after, I went to stay near the New Forest in a lodge right by the sea. I was there for a few weeks. I had a wonder... Read more

  • We had a great trip to the mts. of NC

    6/25/2017 2:55:52 PM, by TIGERSPEECH

    We enjoyed time with old college friends. My BFF and I got in 2 long walks around Lake Junaluska. We were staying in Clyde, NC, which is near Asheville. I hope everyone has a great start to the new week and finishes June 2017 in a strong way.... Read more

  • What do you call the opposite of non scale victories?

    6/24/2017 4:50:00 PM, by TIZSLIM

    And how do you deal with them? I suppose non scale defeats would be the most obvious answer. Rather demoralising though doncha think? Perhaps non scale reminders might be more motivating? No doubt the more discerning amongst you will already have deduced that I have been on the receiving end ... Read more

  • Countdown - 38 weeks until

    6/23/2017 5:18:22 PM, by TIZSLIM

    The Wedding of The Century. Daughter seems a bit calmer and happier now. However, tactful discussions with Groom's family will need to proceed. Meanwhile daughter is looking forward to her 'hen weekend'. It is being held in Portsmouth - mainly I guess because that is where the Chief Bridesma... Read more

  • Happy Friday

    6/23/2017 2:03:06 PM, by STARSUB99

    I am having a good week. I've planned my meals and stayed on track since Monday. This is good because I am working on being consistent. I have been drinking my water most days and the good thing is by planning my meals - I'm not hungry at night. I have convinced myself finally that eating b... Read more

  • Am I accepting myself or have I quit trying?

    6/23/2017 9:29:21 AM, by TIGERSPEECH

    After a wonderful weekend with my 2 grown children in Charleston, SC, I've noticed that my weight has crept upward. Today the scale, that unbending taskmaster, confirmed it. Of course it did; it always does. Never rounding down always seeming to round up. Even though we walked our legs off and I ... Read more