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  • Memorial Day Monday 2016

    5/30/2016 8:14:16 PM, by WVAWACKADOO

    I have had a pretty quiet weekend...no cookouts...which right now, has been a big help. No need to try & figure out the calories, because someone else prepared it. I ran around today doing errands & stayed busy...didn't mean to, but missed lunch. I basically stripped the shelves & coolers at the Kro... Read more

  • Rain Stopped Play

    5/30/2016 6:49:02 PM, by TIZSLIM

    Poor Guy Forget is having a torrid time I imagine. This is his first French Open as Tournament Director having taken the job on in February, and the weather in Paris has been awful for a lot of the time over the last week or so. There was a particularly bad storm on Saturday that wiped out a lot o... Read more

  • Close Call with a Jar of Peanut Butter...

    5/29/2016 10:19:52 PM, by WVAWACKADOO

    Last night I fell into several bad habits...I stayed up way too late & I decided that I was going to just sit down with a jar of PB with a tablespoon & also have some pretzels. What was I thinking...guess that I wasn't. I was tired, bored & just felt like a "closet eater" Went to bed, after 2 A.M. &... Read more

  • Time to fly

    5/29/2016 6:42:12 PM, by CAT-IN-CJ

    I just lost the blog I work so hard on about the Bluejay hatchlings. I really don't care for using the iPhone rather than a computer but I do want to post a picture of the hatchlings that are just about ready to fly the nest. This is the fourth or fifth year the Jays have nested in the clematis... Read more

  • Saturday - Memorial Day Weekend...

    5/28/2016 11:59:29 PM, by WVAWACKADOO

    I did not get to sleep as fast as I wanted to last night but I did sleep well. Weighed in, tracked my food, drank lots of water & finished my "get the deck furniture out & clean it" project. It was hot out & I felt like I was exercising. JANEY... Read more

  • Check in

    5/28/2016 1:36:18 PM, by CAT-IN-CJ

    I just have a moment but wanted to drop in and say HI!!! Actually I had a great week. Had lunch with friends on Wednesday and Thursday . . . met up with a couple of Spark buddies on Wednesday. . .. amazing how quickly 3 hours can fly when you're having fun!!! Aside from that, I pl... Read more

  • Missed a Day but here I am...

    5/27/2016 9:08:48 PM, by WVAWACKADOO

    I am feeling pretty good today...had a long good night's sleep. Tracked my food, weighed in & lost a lb. Just in case you are wondering...it wasn't the scale that put a smile on my face. I'm just happy that I made healthy food choices & I kept food portion size in mind. I decided not to play euchre ... Read more

  • NSV - Mermaid

    5/27/2016 6:22:48 PM, by TRESSWANN

    As mentioned, DH and I headed off to Lord and Taylor to search for the dress. I posted what I was thinking about. I was tending to the floral print but wanted to see what it looked like in person. And I hadnít given up on the dark sparkly one either. Some background: You donít know me. I com... Read more

  • CDC reports obesity rates up in 2015

    5/27/2016 9:22:35 AM, by WINACHST

    I just read and article that the obesity rate is still going up. What gives with that? I remember about 5 years ago when I was at a family gathering, I was envious of my brothers because they had not yet showed the middle age spread. But I am not envious of them anymore. My older brother is ... Read more

  • What to Wear - Dress Advice

    5/26/2016 8:54:01 PM, by TRESSWANN

    Some of you may be aware that my SS is getting married this August. We have always liked his fiancee. We have never had good relations with the ex and her other children. DH raised those girls from when they were 26 months. They used to call him Dad. Basically one has not spoken to him since... Read more

  • Running Streak

    5/26/2016 8:34:16 AM, by WINACHST

    As soon as I finish typing this blog, I am going to do day 26 of my running streak. I cannot believe that I am sticking with this. It is my goal to run at least 1 mile a day until my birthday. We bought a treadmill, so I will have no weather excuses as to why I did not run on a particular day.... Read more

  • Not a pretty day...

    5/25/2016 8:45:13 PM, by WVAWACKADOO

    These are all excuses, but today, I did not make healthy food choices & I'm just so disappointed with myself. I didn't go crazy, I just need to get back in my groove & structure my schedule better. I am too tired to continue blogging. At this point I just need to go to bed & start anew tomorrow. Tak... Read more

  • Deep Thoughts for Today

    5/25/2016 12:15:46 PM, by EARTHSEAME

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  • Close, but not there yet! Body fat % needs to be lowered

    5/25/2016 10:16:18 AM, by WINACHST

    I set a goal weight to meet by my anniversary (9 days ago) I did not meet it, but I am now less than a pound away. Perhaps by Memorial Day? I shall see. I really need to lose body fat. My % is hovering around the 30% mark. That seems way to high, even if I am close to the weight I was in early... Read more

  • Missed 3 days of blogging...gained 4 lbs. I believe there is a connection...

    5/23/2016 11:38:35 PM, by WVAWACKADOO

    I did not fall off the wagon, but I have not blogged since Thursday. Anything that I'd say would be just excuses. I hit the Kroger hard today & am back on the scene. The best Sparkpeople tools that work for me are...weighing in daily...tracking my food...blogging...drinking a minimum of 8 glasses of... Read more

  • After "The Biggest Loser," Their Bodies Fought to Regain Weight - The New York Times

    5/23/2016 1:04:03 PM, by -SHAWN-

    Slimmer and Hungrier "Some scientists say weight maintenance has to be treated as an issue separate from weight loss. Only when that challenge is solved, they say, can progress truly be made against obesity." www.nytimes.com/2016/05/02/hea
    lth/biggest-loser-weight-l
    oss.html?_r=0... Read more

  • The Weight Loss And Health Journey

    5/23/2016 11:58:07 AM, by ICANINSIGHT

    I went to the doctor today and all labs were better, so I am on the right track. I don't take diabetes meds any more, so that is a positive. I do however still take BP meds. I have had HBP since age 26 and I am now... (drumroll) 65! I am eating a paleo type diet and exercising when I can... Read more

  • The struggle is real. Decided to count the number of times I get invited to go off my plan per day.

    5/23/2016 10:41:14 AM, by SEHCHANGE2016

    1. I won't name who does this, but I live with 18. Offered restaurant meal when I brought carefully packed leftovers from home. Pouts when I tell the person more than once not to bring me food. I expect to be brought food at lunch anyway. Must stay strong and not eat it. 2. I am not sure i... Read more

  • Slipping and sliding on a Sunday

    5/22/2016 10:25:45 PM, by TRESSWANN

    It's a slightly dreary Sunday, rainy. We usually sleep till around 7:30 a.am. DH got up at 6 to go to the bathroom, triggering the same in me. I tried to getup but couldn't sit up. I need to pull myself sometimes with sheets. I asked DH to give me a push up. No problem. Then when I tried to... Read more

  • Damp Squib

    5/22/2016 6:19:13 PM, by TIZSLIM

    At last the day had come. The start of Roland Garros - otherwise known as The French Open. The first day and obviously the first rounds don't offer up so many mouth watering prospects by the way of matches, but there were a few I was looking forward to. Play got under way but I wasn't watchi... Read more

  • Race Results, I surprised myself

    5/21/2016 11:37:14 PM, by WINACHST

    32:33 244 My granddaughter did not do as well as she wanted. I was just 6 seconds behind her at the finish line. However, I ran hard that last 3/4 of a mile because I saw her ahead of me and tried to catch up to her. The race course had a small hill after mile 1 that was steep enough for me to... Read more

  • Full Circle

    5/21/2016 7:02:44 PM, by TIZSLIM

    I was describing to my eldest son about the quinoa salad today. What's quinoa like he asked me. Kind of like cous cous I told him. "I like cous cous" he replied. "I know" I answered, "I'm your mother after all"! "Fair enough" he responded and then went on to say "so if cous cous is kind of a les... Read more

  • Johns acceptance of BAD NEWS.

    5/21/2016 3:27:56 PM, by SMIDGON

    John realizes that Chemo is his only option. He talks freely of death and Heaven. There are places he wants to see and places to eat. That is something he has control over. Whatever he wants and we possibly can do, we will see he gets what he wants. Lord, have Mercy!... Read more

  • Notes to self

    5/21/2016 12:36:21 PM, by DOKEYOKEY

    The parts make up the whole ~> Get enough sleep....delicious! ~ HALT ~ Exercise feels great! ~ Cooking well and creatively for myself feels beautiful! Remember, the following are not emergencies: * Hunger...instead : Prepare for it and savor it as a part of the ever changing wholeness of li... Read more

  • May you find what you need

    5/21/2016 5:22:32 AM, by TIGERSPEECH

    May is always full of beginnings and endings. Our son graduated from college and got a job. Our daughter is home from college and has a summer job. I'm finishing up another school year as a speech therapist. My husband works at a local university as a technical writer. I have maintained a 24 ... Read more

  • Race Day Tomorrow!

    5/20/2016 9:31:47 AM, by WINACHST

    Running a 5k with my granddaughter tomorrow. I was hoping to stay close behind her, but she told me she has a goal of 25 minutes. ~ no way will I be able to keep her in sight. I am aiming for 33 minutes. She might make her goal time because that girl gets an adrenaline rush in races and I saw a... Read more

  • Wam, Bam...No Thank You, Mam...

    5/19/2016 9:13:27 PM, by WVAWACKADOO

    I was NOT happy to see a 2 lb. gain today on the scale...and yet...I spent the day eating junk. I feel lousy but I am not jumping off the wagon...just tired & disgusted. Plan to go to bed early. I have another long 12 hour + day tomorrow, so my plan is to absolutely eat healthy food, watch portion c... Read more

  • Tasty and Delicious Hot or Cold

    5/19/2016 6:07:46 PM, by TIZSLIM

    Zesty Quinoa and Mixed Bean Salad - Tasty and Delicious Hot or Cold. That's what it said on the packet, and at a cost of one pound for two portions it was a no brainer. Quick to cook too - what's not to like? I found the answer to that question last night. I cooked it up and served myself one po... Read more

  • OK, it is really Wednesday...

    5/18/2016 9:01:47 PM, by WVAWACKADOO

    Today was a long but busy day. My husband & I went to the Waffle House this morning. For me, that will be a ONCE a YEAR activity...the food all tasted heavy & greasy...I only had 2 scrambled eggs, 2 sausage patties, 2 slices of raisin bran & a small glass of OJ. I did not have any lunch & had a late... Read more

  • BAD NEWS !

    5/18/2016 4:41:26 PM, by SMIDGON

    The bottom fell out of our world this afternoon. John is now STAGE 4 All three suspicious spots on his liver are cancerous. He will have to have Chemo. Indefinitely. He will start June 1st..... Read more

  • Allergic to my yard

    5/18/2016 8:40:41 AM, by WINACHST

    I was working in my yard yesterday and today I broke out in hives. It is like delayed onset muscle soreness with me, It never hits right away but will take 24-48 hours to show up. It seems whenever I do yard work I end up with an itchy rash of some sort. We have a wild yard and we just let it g... Read more

  • Tuesday again...

    5/18/2016 12:00:05 AM, by WVAWACKADOO

    I stayed up till 2:00 A.M. last night...not a smart move...but fortunately, because I am an old retired fart, I could sleep in. Unfortunately my bladder was up 3X, so I was very tired when I crawled out of bed at almost 11:00 (almost 9 hrs. but interrupted sleep). My day got better when I got on the... Read more

  • You Made Me a Spark Motivator!!

    5/17/2016 7:11:35 PM, by DAWNSUCCESS

    For those who want to watch the video, here is the link: www.youtube.com/watch?v=ad2Lw4
    QuXt0 Video blog is about 12 minutes long. If you can't, or don't want to watch the video, here's a written summary: My Tiger Monarchs came in SECOND for total weight loss on the most recent ... Read more

  • Five years younger/healthier week one

    5/17/2016 6:58:37 PM, by TIZSLIM

    There are so many things I need to address that it would be a full time job to cover them all. So I figured, start with two or three core issues. Things that are really affecting my health and well being and so, vital to deal with. The first was the insomnia. Sleep deprivation is a form of t... Read more

  • Naked Udon Noodles and Veggies

    5/17/2016 9:47:22 AM, by WINACHST

    Last night for our anniversary we went to a newly opened restaurant that featured Asian cuisine. I ordered a Vegetable Udon Noodle dish, but since I do not like a lot of sauces, especially from restaurants because they are full of oils, I ordered the sauce on the side. So what I got was a plat... Read more

  • It is actually still Monday for me...

    5/17/2016 1:20:43 AM, by WVAWACKADOO

    It is 1:05 A.M. & even though it is after midnight, I still consider this Monday. I so appreciate all the wonderful supportive comments & suggestions that I received after my Not-So-Good day on Sunday. I had a much better day today...ate healthy & a lot less. I was floored to find 1 less lb. on the ... Read more

  • Re focussed

    5/16/2016 7:00:28 PM, by TIZSLIM

    It's only six days since my decision to re focus and 'get back on track' but as Monday has always been my weigh in day, I weighed myself this morning [sigh - yesterday morning now]. In fact you could almost call it five days given I checked in and weighed myself last Tuesday evening. Call it what ... Read more

  • Another NSV

    5/16/2016 11:29:09 AM, by DAWNSUCCESS

    For those who want to watch the video, here is the link: www.youtube.com/watch?v=uchD
    _sJOfhU Video blog is about 8 minutes long. If you can't, or don't want to watch the video, here's a written summary: Today is technically my anniversary although we've been celebrating all we... Read more

  • Are we having fun yet?

    5/16/2016 8:41:12 AM, by WINACHST

    Well, today is my goal date and I did not meet my goal, but then I just couldn't seem to get with it seriously until about 2 weeks ago. Since then, 1/2 pound gone, but my jeans are looser and I was able to wear my 5 pounds lost jeans. These are the jeans I bought at a thrift store a while ago when I... Read more

  • St Totteringham Day

    5/15/2016 7:00:19 PM, by TIZSLIM

    It was late arriving this year, but arrive it did. Just as surely as night follows day. What the hell is St Totteringham Day I hear you ask? It's the day when us 'Gooners' [Arsenal fans] celebrate the fact that for yet another season, it is mathematically impossible for our local rivals Tottenham... Read more

  • Did a lot of Wrong stuff today...

    5/15/2016 6:26:54 PM, by WVAWACKADOO

    I did not sleep well last night...had an early full breakfast, knowing that I had a busy day. Went to church with a friend & ended up having lunch much earlier in the day than I usually do. We went to O'Charley's & I let TWO rolls WITH butter suck me in...I wasn't all that hungry & I still had the U... Read more

  • Counting down . . . Two weeks down, 6+ to go . . . .

    5/15/2016 1:40:27 PM, by CAT-IN-CJ

    Well, I had my wisdom highlights highlighted last week. Since my hair is mostly 'salt' now, I just wanted a trim and some darker highlights added. I'm not sure it was the hair cut or the bright shade of red that I disliked the most. but I've heard it said that the difference betwe... Read more

  • Did Someone Deliver Firewood?

    5/15/2016 1:34:40 PM, by DAWNSUCCESS

    Why yes! Someone DID deliver firewood! Moving it was my exercise yesterday. And here's the proof! Firewood dumped on the driveway... and after it was stacked... Today we parked a long way away from a place we wanted to go so that I could get intentional exercise while holding hubby's h... Read more

  • I Need More Balance...

    5/14/2016 9:01:11 PM, by WVAWACKADOO

    Once again, I put off eating breakfast & had a late lunch instead. It wasn't a real busy day & as a result, I found myself eating when I wasn't even hungry. I had a total of 1,213 calories, but 730 of them were snacks. Even though I stayed within or below my nutrition ranges, I still feel like I cou... Read more

  • Almost 40 Pounds Down and Decluttering

    5/14/2016 9:34:32 AM, by DAWNSUCCESS

    For those who want to watch the video, here is the link: www.youtube.com/watch?v=UIz9sp
    XpkS4 Video blog is 12 minutes long. If you can't, or don't want to watch the video, here's a written summary: It's morning coffee and a bit of a rambly blog. If you're not into that, stop now a... Read more

  • Friday the 13th...

    5/13/2016 9:48:04 PM, by WVAWACKADOO

    I found myself saying OMG...here comes Friday the 13th, but today was a pretty good day...I sort of put off breakfast till later as I had to be somewhere at 12:00 & I figured that there would be a lot of not so good food choices...but surprise...there was hardly ANY food there...no big choices to be... Read more

  • NEWS

    5/13/2016 3:02:31 PM, by SMIDGON

    I thank you all for your prayers. we got a call that John goes back to the oncologist next Wednesday for the result of the last testing. He has been complaining about his back hurting. Oh, Lordy, NO! please PRAY, PRAY, PRAY,!!! ... Read more

  • 193.6... fighting the hunger!

    5/13/2016 2:01:23 PM, by SEHCHANGE2016

    If only I could have my low appetite from three months ago.... Read more

  • Rhematology Visit

    5/13/2016 1:00:37 PM, by TRESSWANN

    I have needed a rheumatologist for a long time. When this originally started, I went to my mother's. It upset me to start down a similar road. She was great. I saw her three times and she retired. Her "replacement" surfed the 'net for my symptoms. I have a friend who also has myriad autoimmun... Read more

  • Mr. Scale Still Winking at Me...

    5/12/2016 10:42:12 PM, by WVAWACKADOO

    Really surprised...down almost another pound...260 on April 4th & 241 this morning. I find myself dreading the day (probably soon) that I get on the scale & it just sort of stays there & there's no more losing that day. I know that it is not that big of a deal...it's not about the numbers. I have he... Read more

  • Goofiest NSV Evah! You Can't Park Me In!

    5/12/2016 5:23:10 PM, by DAWNSUCCESS

    For those who want to watch the video, here is the link: youtu.be/GhCDY4eDS8w Video blog is 2 minutes long. If you can't, or don't want to watch the video, here's a written summary: Are you ready for the goofiest NSV EVER? Cuz I'm going to tell you. I am on vacation starting tomor... Read more

  • Transition diets

    5/12/2016 8:42:16 AM, by COACHSANDRALEE

    Transition diets are one of the easiest ways to become a healthier eater. Iíve been doing them since the í80s and, in fact, one of the first articles I ever wrote for Beachbody, in January 2001, was a 6-week transition plan. Theyíre not only great for first-time dieters but are also great for a... Read more

  • Mr. Scale Winked at Me again...

    5/11/2016 9:48:23 PM, by WVAWACKADOO

    Happy to lose some more weight this morning...I must have worked out in my sleep...haha...I sometimes wonder if my blogging is being done right. I feel more like I keeping a journal or a diary, rather than helping any SP people. I really need to take the time to read other blogs & help others w/supp... Read more

  • suficiente ahora

    5/11/2016 6:02:57 PM, by TIZSLIM

    I have become pretty good at finding live tennis streams. It started with relying on the advice of other [online] people, but now, I've rather found my way around. I've learnt some of the by passes and tricks as it were. I even have some people asking me for help now days. So, this evening I set... Read more

  • Myth-Busting Food Intolerances

    5/11/2016 9:57:38 AM, by EARTHSEAME

    www.smh.com.au/lifestyle/diet-
    and-fitness/busting-the-my
    ths-about-food-intolerance
    -20160509-goqc7y.html So which foods are most likely to trigger symptoms of food intolerance such as gut problems, headaches, rashes, hives or fatigue? If you guessed wheat or dairy you'd be rig... Read more

  • Good to Relax...

    5/10/2016 9:05:13 PM, by WVAWACKADOO

    I slept pretty well last night & it was nice not to have a time & place to be this morning. I basically did laundry & tried to get back in the groove. Was pleased with another lb. down today..not sure, but I must be doing something right..I'm just glad that eating healthy is becoming a pretty good w... Read more

  • It's Over!

    5/10/2016 7:50:50 PM, by TIZSLIM

    The last few weeks have been crazy. Local election campaigns are always hectic and naturally things go wrong on occasion but this year seemed worse than ever. Never mind. We survived. What with that and all the business over the house and mum etc, I've lost my spark focus a bit. I even forgot to... Read more

  • My Doc Visit Proves Every Little Change Helps!

    5/10/2016 5:36:14 PM, by DAWNSUCCESS

    Click this link to watch the video blog: youtu.be/ofnFbSbsSlM It is 3 minutes long. Written Summary if you are one of those who can't see the video when clicking the link above: Today I'm visiting you from my fire pit. It was just a great day that I wanted to stay outside as long as poss... Read more

  • Monday, Monday...

    5/9/2016 9:32:23 PM, by WVAWACKADOO

    I slept well last night & hit the ground running...my daughter, Jan-Marie & her husband drove in from Michigan for Mother's Day & left this eve. JM & I spent most of the day, running around looking at houses...JUST IN CASE...her hubby gets a job here in Dayton & they relocate. JM & I had a fun day o... Read more

  • Missed a Day...

    5/8/2016 11:50:53 PM, by WVAWACKADOO

    Can't believe that I finally missed a day of blogging...it was my first day that I missed since April 4th. Sat. was a busy day...I got my son settled into his apt. & then left town (Wheeling, W.Va.) & drove back home to Dayton, Ohio. I brought my husband up to speed about my week away. I was exhaust... Read more

  • I Love Running Videos!

    5/8/2016 6:03:55 PM, by DAWNSUCCESS

    I was inspired by MSNICHOLS39, who posted her vlog via YouTube. I've always been intimidated by that, but she encouraged me so here I am. Crazy girl trying that new fangled technology stuff. In the video I mention that on my Very Low Calorie Diet that I ate peanut butter for protein. Um. No. ... Read more

  • Still stuck in the mid-190s now.

    5/8/2016 3:26:55 PM, by SEHCHANGE2016

    I'm having some inner ear/balance problems. I have to see the doctor about that soon, unfortunately. I've gone back to having cocktails on weekends and this is now a big NO for weight loss and for health in general, of course. Old habits die hard, even after a period of good behavior and intention... Read more

  • Thoughts On Mohter's Day

    5/8/2016 11:30:47 AM, by ICANINSIGHT

    I love celebrating other moms out there. I, however, tend to shy away from Mother's Day activities. We did go visit dh's mom yesterday and took pink roses. She loves pink. My Mom did too. My mom died in 2005. I lost two babies in my twenties and never had the chance to try again. Then adop... Read more

  • A funny thing happened on the way from the detox - cleanse

    5/8/2016 10:50:38 AM, by TRESSWANN

    So last week I kinda did the Simple Green Smoothies detox/cleanse. Yes, I cheated butÖ And I liked it. For me, there was too much food. I couldnít eat it all. It was yummy. Plant based. DH took a piece of the broccoli dinner and wanted it. For the rest of the family, it could be a side dish... Read more

  • Sleep and Exercise

    5/8/2016 10:31:05 AM, by WINACHST

    I find that I sleep better when I do vigorous exercise shortly before bedtime. Isn't that the time you are supposed to be winding down. I don't know but when I get insomnia nights, I make it a point to hop on the treadmill and hour or two before I am ready to go to sleep. Maybe I put my body in... Read more

  • New Clothes and No Evening Eating Challenge

    5/7/2016 1:25:01 PM, by DAWNSUCCESS

    This week I had a dear friend whisper to me that I was going to need suspenders for my slacks. I haven't bought new clothes since the 5% challenge began. I must have been in between sizes because I am, indeed, hitching my slacks and jeans up. So I went on a whirlwind shopping trip to get the necessi... Read more

  • Logic Lost

    5/7/2016 9:23:54 AM, by WINACHST

    Today there is a smoke is in the air warning. My daughter, who is a smoker, complains that is just what she needs because they have an outdoor farmer's market today. HUH? It is sort of like me complaining I cannot seem to lose weight and I stuff tortilla chips in my mouth and follow it wi... Read more

  • OMG...I am Sooooooo Tired...

    5/6/2016 11:33:25 PM, by WVAWACKADOO

    I will make it short & sweet...My son's surgery is over...he is fine...I am exhausted & I will be heading for home tomorrow. All week long I have been below my nutrition ranges...WAY below. Today? Not so much...I hit the DQ at lunch time & had my favorites...a small chocolate milkshake & a hotdog...... Read more

  • Another Busy Day...

    5/5/2016 11:16:33 PM, by WVAWACKADOO

    My son, Farley is feeling better & I think that I will be comfortable leaving here on Sat. & heading for Dayton. I met with my son's landlord & made some arrangements for my son's apt. to be cleaned & some repairs made...I went to bed last night about 10:00 & slept almost straight through till 6:00.... Read more

  • Home Sweet Home...from the Hospital, that is...

    5/4/2016 9:24:05 PM, by WVAWACKADOO

    I am still in W.Va. & I finally got my son released from the hospital. It has been a long 3 days (surgery was on Mon). I made it a point to eat breakfast but sort of skipped lunch, as I was busy getting Farley checked out & then we stopped to get his Rxs. Ate dinner late & am still happy with my foo... Read more

  • Almost at 5% Target!

    5/4/2016 5:17:17 PM, by DAWNSUCCESS

    ROCKYCPA actually landed us today. There were team corrections that needed to be made to the exercise minutes! Thanks ROCKYCPA! If you watched the vlog, photos below, and here's the link I mentioned. Just watch from minute 9 to the end. www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_p
    ublic_journal_individual.a<... Read more

  • 11 pounds lost

    5/4/2016 8:09:57 AM, by WINACHST

    11 pounds lost, that is what I saw this morning when I logged onto SP. It was encouraging and discouraging at the same time. Wow! 11 pounds lost 30 and that was since 2011 and only 11 pounds lost! 2 I had gained 40 pounds in my adult life and regained some of that and that is what I a... Read more

  • Still "Hangin" out at the Hospital...

    5/3/2016 11:30:15 PM, by WVAWACKADOO

    My son is still in the hospital but hopefully will be discharged tomorrow...then the fun begins...taking care of him myself at the hotel...I did better today eating, only had time for a banana for breakfast...ate a late lunch at 1:30 in the hosp. cafeteria & then met a good friend for a late dinner.... Read more

  • biopsy

    5/3/2016 6:19:11 AM, by SMIDGON

    Johns biopsy is next week. We got a call from our youngest late afternoon yesterday Hubby's B-i -L passed away. He was near 80 (same age as hubby). He had had a stroke on tuesday. About 20yrs. Ago he had had one that left him partially paralyzed. That is the third death in hubby's fa... Read more

  • A Long, Long Day...

    5/2/2016 11:06:14 PM, by WVAWACKADOO

    OK, I'm back...I didn't have time last night to say much. I was tired & ran out of time. TODAY was a Long day... I am in W.Va. with my son, Farley had what was supposed to be outpatient surgery today for a hernia. I had to have him there at 9:00 but they didn't start surgery till 1:00. After talking... Read more

  • Fighting Mad with Fabulous Socks

    5/2/2016 6:54:36 PM, by DAWNSUCCESS

    After my post on Saturday I fell into a funk about that scale. Fortunately I shook myself out of it and got good and mad. Because what I said in my last blog is true. Hang in there for one more day and the weight WILL come back off. By drinking a ton of water, exercise, and making sure I kept m... Read more

  • Wendle Beaton 's 50 ThingsEvery Woman Should Have by Age 50

    5/2/2016 3:41:24 PM, by TRESSWANN

    I am passing this on from Facebook. How many do you have? Wendle Beaton April 25 at 8:22am ∑ 50 Things Every Woman Should Have by age 50. 1. An old boyfriend who makes you smile with melancholy when you remember him and an old boyfriend who makes you proud of how far you've come. 2. ... Read more

  • The countdown begins

    5/2/2016 8:13:59 AM, by CAT-IN-CJ

    That's me, out there sitting under the tree. Looks like it'll be a couple months before we get wifi . . . . meanwhile, I'll have to use my phone as a hotspot to check in . . . . and we have already used up half our data for the month. So, refusing to give up my goals . . . how to t... Read more

  • a Quick One...

    5/1/2016 11:59:53 PM, by WVAWACKADOO

    Tired...more tomorrow JANEY... Read more

  • Race Results and random thoughts

    5/1/2016 9:49:32 AM, by WINACHST

    10k--> 1:09:14 I came in about 1 minute faster than my goal time. AND I was less than 2 minutes behind my granddaughter. It was a great run! I did a 4:1 run/walk and only a couple of times I had to cut the run time short. I had been practicing my pace on the treadmill while watching a vid... Read more