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  • Delayed post...

    8/22/2014 11:29:45 AM, by WVAWACKADOO

    I forgot to blog yesterday but I did get some exercise in...8.2 miles on my bike. I was bummed by my scale, but literally MOVED on with my day...If it ever stops raining today, I'll head out for a ride. I'll try & ck. in again soon today. Take care JANEY ... Read more

  • Soul Searcher Question Friday, August 22nd

    8/22/2014 7:00:32 AM, by SWEETYOUNGTHING

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  • Today's Work-Out

    8/22/2014 12:08:18 AM, by CHARITYAK

    Just a quick check-in. It's been a really busy day and I still have chores to wrap up. I am just going to post today's work-out real quick. I am focusing on my core today. Good news! When I got up this morning, I had lost another pound for a total of two pounds so far this week! The cross-trai... Read more

  • For Eunice

    8/21/2014 2:40:11 PM, by FIFIFRIZZLE

    Watermellen blogged about fit neighborhoods. My DH used to walk to school with his friends. They would stop by each other's homes where the SAH mums were there to welcome them, and the tins were always full. He is now at that age where the parents of the friends are dying, and on Monday he is fl... Read more

  • Romantic texting by seniors

    8/21/2014 1:06:35 PM, by CAT-IN-CJ

    An elderly couple had just learned how to send text messages on their cell phones. The wife was a romantic type and the husband was more of a no-nonsense guy. One afternoon the wife went out to meet a friend for coffee. ... Read more

  • Short-term S.M.A.R.T. goal

    8/21/2014 10:39:09 AM, by SADAPARIBHUTA

    I committed to teaching a yoga mini-workshop five weeks from today. Can I lose ten pounds in time for the workshop? Here is my SMART goal analysis: S=specific (ten pounds) M=measurable (I have a scale) A=attainable (2 pounds a week is feasible) R=relevant (yoga practice is easier when I a... Read more

  • What It Takes To Play This Game

    8/20/2014 7:35:10 PM, by CHARITYAK

    I wasted some mental energy yesterday. I was fretting over my abdomen. I have been able to detect my weight loss in my arms, legs, back and even my face. But every time I passed a mirror or a window, I was upset by how little progress that bit of space between my shoulders and hipbones was making. ... Read more

  • Still not back in the Groove on my bike...

    8/20/2014 3:53:16 PM, by WVAWACKADOO

    Had a good day yesterday, tracking & blogging but no exercise. My husband & I are active members of the BFD Auxiliary. We go to fire scenes & support the firefighters with cold water & drinks, snacks & cold towels. We arrived at the scene at 7:30 P.M. & left at 1:30 A.M. It was hot & humid & worse f... Read more

  • Punography

    8/20/2014 10:27:58 AM, by CAT-IN-CJ

    Hope these will help to bring you a smile . . . Punography · I tried to catch some fog. I mist. · When chemists die, they barium. · Jokes about German sausage are the wurst. · A soldier who survived mustard gas and pepper spray is now a seasoned veteran. ... Read more

  • Stagnant

    8/20/2014 8:35:10 AM, by WINACHST

    stag·nant [stag-nuhnt] ADJECTIVE 1. not flowing or running, as water, air, etc. 2. stale or foul from standing, as a pool of water. 3. characterized by lack of development, advancement, or progressive movement: a stagnant economy. 4. inactive, sluggish, or dull. # 3 and #4: That is ... Read more

  • Soul Searcher Question Wednesday, August 20th

    8/20/2014 6:25:53 AM, by SWEETYOUNGTHING

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  • If You Were A Tourist....

    8/20/2014 12:22:30 AM, by CHARITYAK

    If you were a tourist in our town, a mandatory stop would be the Iditarod Headquarters. This is the official restart location of the world famous dog race that runs from Anchorage to Nome. It is about 5 minutes from our house and I drive by it every day. As I drove by it today, I was musing ov... Read more

  • Vision Collage Complete!

    8/19/2014 8:17:27 PM, by DIANESKATZ

    Finally finished my vision collage. Needed a few finishing touches and now plan to tack it to my bedroom wall where I can be reminded to make healthy choices and stay active. If you haven't done one of these it is actually FUN. I got the board at Michael's along with the border. You can make yours a... Read more

  • Phase Two

    8/19/2014 4:04:51 PM, by CHARITYAK

    I have spent a wonderful summer "playing" at what I love to do...adventure outdoors. I've hiked and biked to my heart's content. And it's been wonderful! And it's resulted in weight-loss, body toning and greater fitness levels... Read more

  • Kombucha and other probiotics

    8/19/2014 3:10:20 PM, by FIFIFRIZZLE

    I had lunch with my niece yesterday after we did a water exercise session. Then we picked up a scoby she had saved for me and bought a big jar to make Kombucha in. It is sitting on my counter working away. This will be my first batch so I hope it all goes OK. In the meantime we have a bottle in th... Read more

  • Off my Game a little...

    8/19/2014 1:18:56 PM, by WVAWACKADOO

    Not sure why, but I slept well, but too late. I did not get a ride in yet but still hope to. The temps are rising & I have to take a neighbor to get some lab work done in the afternoon. My scale is still smiling at me & I tracked my "brunch" food. I just need to get off this darn laptop & get some t... Read more

  • Physical or Emotional Hunger

    8/19/2014 11:11:57 AM, by CAT-IN-CJ

    Eating mindfully is so important. Learning to identify true hunger from emotional hunger (or boredom) is key. If you're not hungry enough to eat something that's good for you (or at least not bad), chances are you're just bo... Read more

  • "The year that we were in shape"

    8/19/2014 9:16:43 AM, by SADAPARIBHUTA

    A few years back, when my youngest daughter lived at home, we committed to our fitness. We started with walking, the same 2-mile route that I walk now, before work every morning and after work every evening, Monday thru Friday. We still call that "the year that we were in shape." We also s... Read more

  • Soul Searcher Question Tuesday, August 19th

    8/19/2014 6:40:24 AM, by SWEETYOUNGTHING

    This isn't a question; more of a statement - or - a road map of sorts. I loved it and wanted to share it. It was good for my Soul! I hope it is for yours as well. ... Read more

  • Annual visit to Hampshire

    8/19/2014 5:41:29 AM, by MARUKI52

    I forgot to start my FitBit last night to monitor my sleep but I do know that I got my eight hours which was only broken once. That is a record for me and very welcome. I wasn't around yesterday because I had to go to Petersfield, Hampshire for the day. Unlike the weather back home which was... Read more

  • Survived another picnic...

    8/18/2014 1:41:50 PM, by WVAWACKADOO

    Didn't get a chance to blog yesterday. My husband & I went to a picnic. I made it a point to eat a very large & healthy lunch before going. Once I got there, I bonded with my water bottle, turned into a social butterfly & "spurned" the dessert table. Fortunately there was a decent selection of healt... Read more

  • Life - Make It Count!

    8/18/2014 1:33:56 PM, by BOHEMIANCAT

    We can and should enjoy life. I have had the philosophy that if you don't have a good time whatever you are doing, it is your own fault. I also like what Eleanor Roosevelt said about the purpose of life. ... Read more

  • Smiles for Monday

    8/18/2014 12:56:55 PM, by CAT-IN-CJ

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  • Spring gardening

    8/17/2014 3:06:12 PM, by FIFIFRIZZLE

    I spent a happy day in the garden yesterday. The weather was glorious, warm, sunny and still. Everywhere I weeded were bulbs and spring flower mostly on the cusp of opening. I planted a few of my shrubs that have waited all winter. I trimmed a flowering shrub and pruned another. DH worked with me... Read more

  • Playing with Glue and Scissors and Paper...

    8/17/2014 12:56:49 AM, by CHARITYAK

    When life gives you lemons, make...baby shower invitations? Not sure how many calories that burns but it was one of the few options on the table while i finish up my time out with this cold. I'm doing a baby shower for the dau... Read more

  • Got to meet another Spark friend!!!

    8/16/2014 9:20:06 PM, by DIANNEMT

    I am so lucky--I am on a wonderful but small team of active ladies--and now I have met 4 of them!! One last summer (Hi, Betsy!), 2 in the spring (Hi, Cathy and Terri and honorary team member Steve!) and now one more (Hi, Carol!!). I will get up to the UP and may get to meet one more--need to find he... Read more

  • body changes

    8/16/2014 8:54:03 PM, by NJJAZZ

    I honestly do know that my body will not change until I learn to eat better. I really do workout and get lots of exercise. I need to stop eating crap - and eat better stuff and less of it. Plain and simple.... Read more

  • The week that Water was my Nemesis

    8/16/2014 7:56:19 PM, by TERI-RIFIC

    At our camp in Maine our neighbor got a new driveway put in. We now call it the spillway because it is causing a river to flow onto our property when it rains. We are getting severe erosion and our ( big) retaining wall fell down after the last storm. We're struggling to find a solution and just as... Read more

  • Big Ten...

    8/16/2014 12:48:24 PM, by WVAWACKADOO

    Happy to have completed 10.2 miles on my bike, tracked my food & got almost 8 hrs. of sleep...I feel focused & excited to be moving in the right direction... a healthy & happy life. Take care... JANEY... Read more

  • Temporarily Down For Maintenance

    8/15/2014 11:09:21 PM, by CHARITYAK

    I woke up with a fever, joint ache, sore throat and ear pain today. Joy, joy, joy...at least it helps explain why I was so off-yesterday. I thought I could push past it and maybe get in a light work-out and a little bit of gr... Read more

  • A busy day...

    8/15/2014 9:16:59 PM, by WVAWACKADOO

    Up early & off on my bike...rode 4.71 miles...cut my ride short because I wanted to eat a healthy "brunch" before heading to the Sr. Ctr. to play cards. They had the normal spread of goodies, but I stuck to veggies & fruit. I had some errands to run afterward & then headed to the Kroger to buy a ton... Read more

  • What my mother said!

    8/15/2014 5:48:42 PM, by TIZSLIM

    When I was about 6 someone gave me an autograph book. I don't know why. I didn't exactly hang out with 'famous people'. To be honest, I've never really seen the point of getting the scribble of some famous person anyway. Unless it's on a cheque! Like all children though, I enjoyed being given a... Read more

  • Doing it

    8/15/2014 11:08:17 AM, by CAT-IN-CJ

    I find that when my heart is not in something I'll usually not commit to it . . . . I say, I will try. But when I REALLY want something, I will put my heart into it . . . and I say, I will DO it. This occurred to me t... Read more

  • Today Was Not a Good Day

    8/14/2014 11:18:52 PM, by CHARITYAK

    Today was not a good day. In fact, today was an awful day.. I have shared my victories here To be genuine, I also need to be real about my failures. I need accountability with how I handle stress and difficult circumstances. And I did NOT handle today well at all. Read more

  • Most Translated Website

    8/14/2014 8:27:20 PM, by DIANESKATZ

    This month we, Jehovah's Witnesses, are sharing a tract with our neighbors worldwide to bring awareness to our new Bible based website JW.ORG. Now Bible information is readily available on your home computers and cell phones. We lovingly encourage all to access this wonderful tool: Read more

  • Said Yes to the Dress...

    8/14/2014 8:17:07 PM, by WVAWACKADOO

    Good news...Jan-Marie met me after work & we went shopping for a Mother of the Bride dress for me. We found a beautiful long, royal blue dress with a short jacket. It was my favorite & JM's too...that is one BIG thing off my list. Oh, I have to add...I had some Spanx on, which helped with my shape &... Read more

  • Keeping up with 10K steps a day

    8/14/2014 6:57:25 PM, by DIANNEMT

    I have been hitting my 10K steps a day for over a week now. Not too bad! Yes, sometimes I am going up and down the stairs at 9:30 to hit the mark but--I am doing it! I will be thinking about other goals--may look into the Y so I can work on the swimming but that is still in the future. I think thi... Read more

  • The Scale - The Ultimate NSV

    8/14/2014 10:59:21 AM, by CAT-IN-CJ

    I don't hate that fickle old scale anymore . . . I've learned that it's all about location. I can lose 2 pounds just by moving it from one spot to another. ... Read more

  • So...THIS is why I do this!

    8/14/2014 4:12:04 AM, by CHARITYAK

    One of the motivations for this fitness journey I am on is because I work with youth. There are some lovely things about working with youth and there are some difficult things about working with youth. One of the hard things a... Read more

  • Back in Town...

    8/13/2014 11:23:53 PM, by WVAWACKADOO

    I was out of town Mon. Tues. & most of today...I drove back to Wheeling, W.Va. to be with my son, to celebrate his 36th Birthday. I had a great time with him & visited many friends & family. This was the first time I was on a "road trip" since I got back on the wagon with SP. It has always been diff... Read more

  • I want ice cream!

    8/13/2014 10:14:33 PM, by WINACHST

    My grandson wanted ice cream for breakfast. So, I mashed a frozen banana, added some peanut butter, and then mixed in some malt-o-meal. As for as he was concerned, he had "ice cream" for breakfast. ... Read more

  • Not if...WHEN

    8/13/2014 4:34:35 PM, by ANASONIC

    I don't know why but I was thinking today about all the things I would be SO excited about if... NO STRIKE THAT IF - I mean WHEN I lost a certain amount weight and it seemed very important that I write this down somewhere to remind me of these things... just in case I should I fall at some point (li... Read more

  • Soul Searcher Question Wednesday, August 13th

    8/13/2014 6:22:53 AM, by SWEETYOUNGTHING

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  • Muscle Confusion? My muscles are so confused they may require therapy...

    8/12/2014 6:52:33 PM, by CHARITYAK

    I've reached a bit of an exercise plateau. After a full summer of concerted fitness efforts, I have built a fairly solid base and have lost 16 pounds. (My ticker shows 6 pounds here at SP but I didn't join SP until early July and had lost 10 pounds previous to that). I know that I will soon need to... Read more

  • Why?

    8/12/2014 3:13:27 PM, by DLITE719

    Why do I sabotage myself when I get close to reaching my goals. I finally broke the 160 mark a few weeks ago. I was doing really well, got down to 157.4. Something happened to me. I started snacking, partaking in libations with friends and overall just not taking care to eat the right foods. My walk... Read more

  • When the Scale moves Slooowly

    8/12/2014 1:35:24 PM, by DIANESKATZ

    Sometimes this can be discouraging. But DON'T QUIT! Look at how far you've come is my mantra. Sometimes the scale is actually "stuck" it seems. But, move it will..eventually. Weight loss is not a race and it takes perseverance and most of all patience. We are all different. Some lose faster than oth... Read more

  • Busyness

    8/12/2014 12:50:46 PM, by CAT-IN-CJ

    Had a great weekend, worked around the property on Saturday then went for a long ride on Sunday. It felt good to be back in the saddle again . . . thankful that it took only a new battery to get Lil Red back on the road. Yesterday I changed up my exercise program a bit. I had more than an ho... Read more

  • Getting Back To Self Image

    8/12/2014 9:55:23 AM, by BOHEMIANCAT

    In July, my team had a challenge of motivation and in June to throw out the negative self talk. These are real challenges especially for women. We are especially critical of ourselves, seeing every flaw on our faces and bodies. Yesterday before aqua fit, me and a group of women were discussing w... Read more

  • Soul Searcher Question Tuesday, August 12th

    8/12/2014 8:57:13 AM, by SWEETYOUNGTHING

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  • Up and Down goes the merry-go-round

    8/12/2014 4:00:07 AM, by MARUKI52

    Well, what can I say. I have put on the two pounds again that I lost while I had my bites problems. I am so very disappointed because I had hoped, this time, that they would stay off. Being very body aware, partly because of what I used to do for my work, I noticed very quickly the tension return... Read more

  • One thing after another I am superwoman ;)

    8/11/2014 2:06:28 PM, by SUECHRIS50

    I have been so busy with neighbors and family I have barely had a chance to enjoy being LAZY!!Our neighbor had a stroke and I cared for her until she got a daycare nurse, my mother in law also suffered a mild stroke and I stayed with her for 2 weeks! Then our granddaughter broke her leg, we had a ho... Read more

  • Soul Searcher Question Monday, August 11th

    8/11/2014 5:55:03 AM, by SWEETYOUNGTHING

    After a very busy, and fun, weekend, I'm back to posting. Enjoy! ... Read more

  • Milestone!

    8/11/2014 3:39:08 AM, by CHARITYAK

    Today I finally got under 200 pounds! Been after this for months! I am 5'9" and fairly muscular so I can carry more weight than I should and not look too bad. But I know the weight is there and it bothers me. BUT...I'm on my way down! Here's a photo I took this morning. Haven't been able to w... Read more

  • Lazy Mountain Hike (NOT!!!)

    8/11/2014 3:26:44 AM, by CHARITYAK

    Lazy Mountain! What a misnamed peak! Getting up there is anything but a lazy stroll. My hiking trail book rates it "Strenuous". It's a 3800 ft peak in 2.5 miles. No switchbacks. Straight up that baby. And four summits before you finally top out, walk the very narrow ridge, scamper up the rocks to th... Read more

  • A Run/Walker in Paradise

    8/10/2014 5:29:09 PM, by TERI-RIFIC

    I just ran the Monadnock 5 K. My daughter ran the Half. It was a small, friendly race. My time was 37:20. ( I wanted to run the whole thing, but it was hilly and I walked up the worst hill). A highlight was that a goose started cha... Read more

  • Full moon

    8/10/2014 3:27:54 PM, by NATNOEL

    Last blog I wrote was last months super moon and here it is again. We are packing up some dinner and a bottle of wine and finding a private spot on the beach to watch it come up.....I can't wait. My husband is on vacation this week so we are leaving tomorrow afternoon to stay at a hotel for ... Read more

  • Spring cleaning

    8/10/2014 2:12:20 PM, by FIFIFRIZZLE

    This month I have set a goal of dealing to my kitchen. Spent some of this weekend cleaning the oven, it is a surprise to open it now. Will give it a final go with commercial oven cleaner but in the meantime it's looking much shinier. Moved on to the microwave and today is fridge time, followed by th... Read more

  • Now that was interesting...

    8/10/2014 2:11:19 PM, by WVAWACKADOO

    Got a late start this morning, riding my bike. As many of you have heard Oprah say..."These are SITTING shoes"...you know...the stiletto heels...the shoes LOOK pretty but you can't STAND in them very long...so she calls them SITTING shoes...I was at a garage sale back in June & I found a pair of yel... Read more

  • Three county fairs...and a solution to a craving

    8/10/2014 8:07:59 AM, by WINACHST

    and I only gave in to temptation at the first one, but that was because I was hungry when I went. However, since most of the foods were deep fried it was easy to resist when I thought about the price and what I was really paying for, deep fried junk food. Seriously, a deep fried snickers bar a... Read more

  • Sunday

    8/10/2014 6:03:56 AM, by MARUKI52

    The tail end of hurricane Bertha has arrived today. It was pretty windy last night before I went to bed and I've woken up to heavy rain and some thunder and lightning. The wind is a bit gusty too this morning so I don't see me going out for a walk this morning at all. It's not too bad though at th... Read more

  • Just a Quick Check-In

    8/9/2014 11:46:06 PM, by CHARITYAK

    Need to make a really quick post today! So just the facts, m'am! I got up early to hit the Club today as soon as they opened. However, when I arrived there at 7 am, they had pushed their opening time way back from 5 am to 8am. It made no sense to go back home, be there for 30 minutes and then ... Read more

  • On Track...

    8/9/2014 10:40:19 PM, by WVAWACKADOO

    Up early this morning & "piddled" around till almost 10:00. Not a good idea to get on my laptop & "piddle". It makes it too easy to put off any exercise. I've always felt that if I don't exercise first thing in the A.M. it doesn't get done...I always find excuses...I'm too busy, I'm too tired, I jus... Read more

  • Hiking with Hubby!

    8/9/2014 4:30:17 PM, by CHARITYAK

    Yesterday both my husband and i woke up feeling very sluggish. We knew that we were headed towards a very unproductive day unless we took action. We decided to do an early morning hike to get the blood pumping. We took off to "the Butte" about 20 minutes away. I've blogged about hiking the But... Read more

  • Saturday

    8/9/2014 4:28:16 AM, by MARUKI52

    Pushed for time today. Tooth is fine and dandy. No further problems with it. New bra turned up in the post yesterday woohoo! Of course it's going to be okay this time isn't it? Just about to go to see my physio friend for a back check. Haven't seen him for a while so it's about ... Read more

  • One Hurdle at a Time...

    8/8/2014 5:58:26 PM, by WVAWACKADOO

    Rode my bike 3.78 miles...cut my ride short because I remembered that I needed to water my neighbors' flowers while she's on vacation (that should bring on the rain) I was budgeting my time, because I was going to play euchre at the Sr. Ctr. Once again they had a huge spread of food...many trigger f... Read more

  • 7 years ago today...

    8/8/2014 12:39:19 AM, by WVAWACKADOO

    My dear Dad died on Aug. 7th, 2007...it was a very sad day for me & every year on the anniversary date, I try to do something that makes me happy, as I know that my Dad knows that I love & miss him, but he would want me to be happy & make someone else happy if possible. I drove to Indy (from Dayton)... Read more

  • Facing Friday...

    8/7/2014 2:56:21 PM, by FIFIFRIZZLE

    ...in a good mood this week. Feeling stronger and happier because I have increased my calories. Found this round of the Cura tough so I have shortened it and will tackle a three week round when the spring asparagus and strawberries come in again. Work has been good this week, I am writing a paper... Read more

  • Thursday

    8/7/2014 1:36:27 PM, by MARUKI52

    My underwear is being returned tomorrow. It will be checked out by the company I bought it from and will then be sent back to the manufacturer. The response from the company was swift and they have already ordered a replacement for me. I washed said garment today, not wanting to send it back "wor... Read more

  • Candidly Digging Deep

    8/7/2014 9:33:57 AM, by BOHEMIANCAT

    I have been talking about starting a graphic design business for a while now. My logo is on my page and I have a website, but I have not joined any networking organizations (the best way to gain business). When I was looking at the Chamber of Commerce website on Monday, getting ready to join, so... Read more

  • Paddleboarding

    8/7/2014 8:03:10 AM, by TERI-RIFIC

    I rented a paddleboard for a couple of days to see what it is like. It was fun. It was easier to balance than I thought it would be, but it still required constant vigilance the whole time to maintain balance. Therefore, it is good... Read more

  • Soul Searcher Question Thursday, August 7th

    8/7/2014 12:29:58 AM, by SWEETYOUNGTHING

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  • Haven't blogged in a VERY LONG TIME! Been busy ....

    8/6/2014 11:26:23 PM, by WANRAS

    I have been very busy all summer. I have done a half marathon, a full marathon, getting ready to do another full marathon. Have done some traveling, knocked things off my Bucket List .... however, I have not blogged and I have not tracked my food. So although I have been busy and doing a lot of t... Read more

  • Wednesday again....Ladies only.......An Oooo La La! and a je suis désolé!

    8/6/2014 3:34:23 PM, by MARUKI52

    First of all my dental appointment went well and I’m fixed up again in that department, thank goodness. Luckily the delay, due to my health problems, had not caused any deterioration in the tooth. Now to the above. I feel, recently, that I am jinxed. I’ve had quite a number of things go ... Read more

  • Missed another day...

    8/6/2014 1:57:27 PM, by WVAWACKADOO

    Yesterday was my daughter's 25th Birthday. I was delighted that she asked me to go with her while she played golf. I introduced her to the sport when she was a kid & I am thrilled that she enjoys it as much as I did at her age. I suffered a pinched nerve back in 2010 & have not played golf since the... Read more

  • Stinkin' Thinkin'

    8/6/2014 11:38:21 AM, by CAT-IN-CJ

    Did you know that Stinkin Thinkin - that negative self-criticism - has the same negative impact on our system as does worry, stress, fear, etc. This includes beating ourselves up and stressing out when we mess up on our fitne... Read more

  • Fitting in Fitness

    8/6/2014 2:44:20 AM, by CHARITYAK

    Today was such a busy day. I really needed to get down to the youth center, had a mentoring session with a youth, needed to spend time with my husband and needed to get in my fitness endeavors. I solved this by a morning chat with The Husband and then when he took off for a morning appointment... Read more

  • Wednesday

    8/6/2014 2:08:03 AM, by MARUKI52

    Woke up to rain this morning which is welcome for the garden after all the dry warm weather. Today it's off to the Dentist for me. I had a problem with a tooth just when I had the bites and have been unable to get to the Dentist (who's a1.1?4 hrs drive away) but I managed to get an appointment... Read more

  • Wednesday

    8/6/2014 2:07:54 AM, by MARUKI52

    Woke up to rain this morning which is welcome for the garden after all the dry warm weather. Today it's off to the Dentist for me. I had a problem with a tooth just when I had the bites and have been unable to get to the Dentist (who's a1.1?4 hrs drive away) but I managed to get an appointment... Read more

  • Gained but NOT Giving up!

    8/5/2014 7:03:19 PM, by DIANESKATZ

    I gained 5 lbs. Okay, I said it. It's a done deal. Today when I stepped on the scale I wasn't a happy camper. But, it didn't stop there. I'm still focused..still exercising and eating better..still not giving up. My trainer at the gym had told me that you can't always rely on the scale. There is mus... Read more

  • Newest goal--follow-up to "What to do?"

    8/5/2014 4:21:37 PM, by DIANNEMT

    I asked for advice in July--What to do? What to do?. Many people saw my fear of swimming and water and, of course, said "go for that and crush that fear." Great idea but now is not the time--end of summer, no pool access without changing gyms, etc. BUT I will look for opportunities to learn to swim... Read more

  • Gratitude

    8/5/2014 2:01:40 PM, by CAT-IN-CJ

    This morning I found a short on-line meditation that I incorporated with my morning routine. I really liked it, and thought my SparkFriends might enjoy it as well. www.chopra.com/ccl/guide
    d-meditations There are a number of meditations on that link but the one I did thi... Read more

  • Missing In Action!

    8/5/2014 11:51:35 AM, by CHARITYAK

    Ugh! Two days behind in my blogging. I find it very difficult to keep up with Sparkpeople and a few other online communities where I'm active when my husband is home. He works in the remote oilfields here in Alaska and is gone two weeks working and then is home for two weeks. Read more