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  • Log Ins

    9/28/2016 1:41:48 PM, by TRESSWANN

    I think I have been on SP since Christmas Day 2008. I went on every day, I didn't always click the log in button as I mistakenly thought my activity counted.Once I realized the error of my ways, I clicked every day.At first my goal was to get 25 points so that I could spin for the bonus. My ambit... Read more

  • Fall 5% Challenge Day 5: Worth The Effort

    9/28/2016 4:13:00 AM, by BUTTERFLYGRACE

    Fall 5% Challenge Day 5 and I'm getting my magnifying glass out. As the day progressed yesterday, it was a tough day. What started out so serene and wonderful was hard by mid-day. While the boys were at the groomer, I came out to ride my stationary bike. That went well and the groomer called ... Read more

  • Fall 5% Challenge Day 4: My Favorite So Far!

    9/27/2016 11:16:06 AM, by BUTTERFLYGRACE

    Day 4 of my Fall 5% Challenge is my favorite so far! I'm working from home because of my fractured sternum. It's so much easier to relax here and I get to sleep later when I don't have to drive into the office. The afternoon has a few meetings but I can call in for those. The boys are at the g... Read more

  • Beck Diet Solution, dropout again!

    9/27/2016 7:33:11 AM, by WINACHST

    I cannot seem to get with this program; I keep dropping out.I am busy and the exercises seem to take too much time for some other things I ought to be doing. I am getting up earlier to try to get things done but still do not have enough time in the day for all that needs to be done. Hubby is n... Read more

  • Fall 5% Challenge Day 3: Very Best Effort

    9/26/2016 3:02:43 AM, by BUTTERFLYGRACE

    Today begins Day 3 of my Fall 5% Challenge. My excitement remains high, built up by the excitement of my challenge teams. We're each in it to win personally, but we're also in it to hold each other up, to build each other up, to all come out in 8 weeks stronger and healthier. That's a wonderfu... Read more

  • Fall 5% Challenge Day 2: I Can Do This!

    9/25/2016 9:22:45 AM, by BUTTERFLYGRACE

    It's Day 2 of the Fall 5% Challenge and I had a successful Day 1. Well, successful in the food department. In fact, I threw out some of the food I had prepared. It just didn't taste good to me, so out it went. And, amazingly, no children in 3rd world countries felt any effect. Mom, you were ri... Read more

  • PRAYERS FOR John

    9/25/2016 8:41:09 AM, by SMIDGON

    John is declining fast. It's just a matter of waiting for God to call him home. He is in the nursing faculty with HOSPICE. It's hard to lose a child, no matter their age. The family needs all the Love and Prayers you can give them. Larry andJANET CHRISTINE and FAMILY C... Read more

  • CICO Shove Off! 'New Kid on the (Nutritional) Block' Hits Mainstream: LCHF/Keto

    9/25/2016 2:19:06 AM, by _RAMONA

    On Fox News TODAY: Why outdated information is to blame for weight gain www.foxnews.com/health/2016/
    09/25/why-outdated-informa
    tion-is-to-blame-for-weigh
    t-gain.html Since I began following a ketogenic nutritional plan (under the Paleo umbrella) almost a year ago, I've n... Read more

  • Saturday check in

    9/24/2016 7:45:26 PM, by CAT-IN-CJ

    Hope you're having a wonderful Saturday. We are enjoying some awesome fall weather. Temperature in the mid 70s today. Supposed to be closer to 90 tomorrow and hopefully that will give some of the tomatoes chance to ripen. Thought I would share a picture of my lunch today. Turkey wraps w... Read more

  • Fall 5% Challenge Day 1: Up to the Challenge!

    9/24/2016 8:59:23 AM, by BUTTERFLYGRACE

    It's Day 1 of the Fall 5% Challenge. I'm ready! September has been a very tough month for me. I continued to lose weight during the challenge break, then fractured my sternum. It's that bone in the middle of your chest that your ribs connect to. It hurts. Some of the worst pain I've had ... Read more

  • Huh?

    9/22/2016 11:41:13 PM, by WINACHST

    All of a sudden and I do not know why, but I am craving (and drinking) soda pop. What gives? I am not a pop drinker and have not had pop for years and all of a sudden I have developed a craving for the stuff. Maybe it is because this past week I had been working out in the yard and we hav... Read more

  • Falling all over the place

    9/22/2016 1:25:22 PM, by CAT-IN-CJ

    Seems like it was just a few days ago that we had super hot days . . . oh wait, it was! Yesterday, a thunderstorm blew through and gave us some rain. And today we have snow in the higher elevations . . . how fantastic is that?! Yesterday we woke up to 43 degrees and enjoyed a bris... Read more

  • "Exercise in the morning... before your brain figures out what you're doing!"

    9/21/2016 5:06:30 AM, by TIGERSPEECH

    I'm enjoying exercising in the morning before work. Right now Jessica Smith videos from her website are working for me. I'm being more conscious and consistent with what I do and what I eat and working on what I think. Have a mindful midweek everyone.... Read more

  • Increasing consistency

    9/19/2016 6:41:43 AM, by TIGERSPEECH

    I have exercised the last two days. I plan to log my exercise for 120 mins per week. This doesn't count walking since I'm walking the dog and that is stop-start. It is either yoga or an exercise tape- usually online Jessica Smith varied exercises. Working my way up to increased minutes per day and... Read more

  • I don't want to take a chance.

    9/18/2016 7:39:36 AM, by WINACHST

    I recently saw an article that the obesity epidemic has increased to 35% in four states. stateofobesity.org/adult-obesi
    ty/ The trend keeps getting worse. The article states that 4 states have shown a decrease. My state is one showing the decrease, but I seriously think that is becau... Read more

  • Time passes so quickly

    9/17/2016 11:38:49 AM, by CAT-IN-CJ

    Time passes so quickly. What are you doing today to reach your short term and long term goals??? Let's make today count. ... Read more

  • Steps and Kindness

    9/16/2016 9:34:15 AM, by TRESSWANN

    Last night I had a meeting to attend at RXR Plaza aka EAB Plaza where I used to work for years. As some of you may know, I have some mobility issues. It's just another part of me. RXR Plaza is not even remotely handicapped accessible; something I never noticed when I used to use the stairs instead o... Read more

  • If it weren't for...

    9/15/2016 9:37:02 PM, by TRESSWANN

    You know I am obsessed with how little I weigh now- the least in my adult life.Well, things have shifted around with age. And due to my condition, I am losing muscle tone.Yes, I fight it at the gym and my waist is smaller. So today I am looking at my tummy and thighs and I think if it weren't for m... Read more

  • Thursday's Visualization

    9/15/2016 6:16:36 PM, by BUTTERFLYGRACE

    Daily Visualization Today, visualize yourself walking along a beach, wearing a bathing suit and feeling zero discomfort or shyness about showing off your body that you've worked so hard for. Your confidence is high, and you're not even thinking about your body; you're simply enjoying the moment... Read more

  • Daily Exercize is important

    9/15/2016 12:09:35 AM, by CAT-IN-CJ

    With The return of cooler weather, we've been enjoying our morning walks. Knowing there have been a number of cougar sightings in our area help to keep a spring in our step. ... Read more

  • Lack of sleep interfering with your weight loss?

    9/14/2016 8:55:06 PM, by COACHSANDRALEE

    If only slimming your waistline were as easy as curling up under the covers, right? Turns out, getting a few extra zzz’s can actually go a long way in helping you burn stubborn fat. When you skimp on sleep, your hormones go haywire, which can cause you to pack on extra pounds. In fact, researchers a... Read more

  • Wednesday's Visualization

    9/14/2016 4:21:39 AM, by BUTTERFLYGRACE

    Daily Visualization Imagine that you've reached your goal weight and a friend asks you for advice on how to live a healthier lifestyle. How does it feel to have others look up to you? How would you help others make positive changes in their own lives based on your experience? 88... Read more

  • Tuesday's Visualization

    9/13/2016 4:32:53 PM, by BUTTERFLYGRACE

    Daily Visualization Today, visualize yourself looking at pictures of yourself at your goal weight--and loving the way you look in every one of them. Are your choices today paving the way to make this goal a reality? 88... Read more

  • Happy Tuesday

    9/12/2016 11:34:57 PM, by CAT-IN-CJ

    Hey!! It's been a couple busy weeks. Tomorrow we have to go to the big city so that means another full, exhausting day. So I thought I better drop in and say hey tonight because I won't feel like it tomorrow night. Hope you're doing well the pursuit of your goals. It's taking me a little wh... Read more

  • Beck Diet Solution ~ I do not even know which day I should be on

    9/12/2016 8:20:05 PM, by WINACHST

    I just cannot seem to get into a routine that includes the tasks listed. On the positive, I am attempting to follow the principles that I have learned. Although, it seems to be in a haphazard way. All of a sudden, I remember something that I have learned, such as: eat slowly and mindfully. Whe... Read more

  • DH again

    9/12/2016 11:59:23 AM, by TRESSWANN

    Yesterday was off to a bad start. I kept on smelling something off in the night. When DH woke, he screamed at cats and said one of them had urinated in front of stove. Mollie is our old girl and she is dying. As he was cleaning up, he noticed it was actually leak from fridge, Now, we had probl... Read more

  • Monday's Visualization

    9/12/2016 3:21:40 AM, by BUTTERFLYGRACE

    Daily Visualization Imagine reaching your goal weight and seeing an old friend for the first time since you began your journey. Picture them congratulating you on your transformation. If you struggle making healthy choices today, think about how good it would feel to receive such a positi... Read more

  • Sunday's Visualization

    9/11/2016 12:02:22 PM, by BUTTERFLYGRACE

    Daily Visualization Today, visualize that you have reached your goal weight. What will this feel like? Imagine shouting it from the rooftops to everyone you know. What steps can you take today to get closer to this goal? 88... Read more

  • Grocery Shopping Early to Follow Through on my Meal Plan

    9/11/2016 9:36:49 AM, by SWDOTB2

    DH and I went shopping yesterday after I taught my 75 minute yoga class. It was no surprise and to my delight that a young couple from Wakarusa returned to my class after they were in my thoughts and conversation this past week. I love it when this happens, you know, like when someone comes into y... Read more

  • Saturday's Visualization

    9/10/2016 12:49:48 PM, by BUTTERFLYGRACE

    Daily Visualization Imagine that you are satisfied with your body the way it is right now. When you look in the mirror, you smile at what you see and feel no self-hatred. How does it feel to love yourself unconditionally, just as you are? If you feel down on yourself today, remember how i... Read more

  • Sadness in my Heart

    9/10/2016 8:27:55 AM, by SWDOTB2

    Yesterday afternoon, I attended the funeral service and burial of my son's baby who was not carried to term. In my role as grandmother of this little girl child named Evelyn Colette, I carried flowers and tears as I was offered and accepted to sit on one of the green fabric-draped chairs near the l... Read more

  • Friday's Visualization

    9/9/2016 4:40:57 PM, by BUTTERFLYGRACE

    Daily Visualization Imagine looking at your reflection on the day you reach your goal weight. How does it make you feel? Spend 30 seconds reveling in that feeling -- and then go out and conquer your goals to make it a reality! 88 ... Read more

  • YOU are invited!

    9/8/2016 3:27:38 AM, by BUTTERFLYGRACE

    It's going to be more work than a party, but oh the gift you'll give yourself if you join us! It's time to sign up for the 465 Fall 5% Challenge 465!! Never joined in on a 5% challenge? Or it's been a long time since you participated? Or, you gave up on the challenge last time around? We... Read more

  • Celebrity siting

    9/7/2016 10:19:12 PM, by CAT-IN-CJ

    Well, today we were advised by the probate attorney that the documents have been signed by the court and it is time to take the first step towards finalizing the probate. (DH's daughter was murdered last October.) This attorney has been absolutely awesome, going far beyond the call of duty, a... Read more

  • DEAR JOHN

    9/7/2016 6:36:16 AM, by SMIDGON

    "Dear Lord, help us go on!" John started to give us an uneasy feeling over the weekend. He ate good on Sunday. Monday he wouldnt eat. He became hoarse, had trouble swallowing. Would drink fluids, though. Till Monday, I tried to contact ofc. But, as is usual, not one response. If ... Read more

  • Today's Visualization

    9/7/2016 4:23:59 AM, by BUTTERFLYGRACE

    Daily Visualization Imagine holding the amount of weight you want to lose as dumbbells in your hands. Then, visualize yourself walking, dropping the weights little by little and eventually running--completely free of the added weights. How relieved will you feel (emotionally and physicall... Read more

  • Today's Visualization

    9/6/2016 3:05:16 AM, by BUTTERFLYGRACE

    Daily Visualization Picture five things you want in your life, whether they are people, goals, experiences or things. How will reaching your small goals today help you achieve those dreams, too? 88... Read more

  • I got off track during the summer. It is time to work hard and to put myself first.

    9/5/2016 1:25:53 PM, by SEHCHANGE2016

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  • Today's Visualization

    9/5/2016 10:08:51 AM, by BUTTERFLYGRACE

    For today's visualization, spend 30 seconds imagining that you're sitting on top of a mountain overlooking a vast body of water. Capture the calming sensation you get from this image and come back to it whenever you feel stressed or overwhelmed today. Or, if you are a beach person ... ... Read more

  • I still have a dream

    9/4/2016 9:39:39 PM, by CAT-IN-CJ

    Last night I had a dream. It was a long one, and rounded several corners . . . but they all directed me to one powerful message. In my dad's final years, doctors, physical therapists and family alike encouraged him to do what he could do -- limited though they were -- assuring him that whateve... Read more

  • WHO CALLED ?

    9/4/2016 3:14:35 PM, by SMIDGON

    One day while I was out, one of you sweet ladies called! I understood it was Linda. However, for the life of me, I drew a blank. Help me out. There are times when I think my allergies are bothering my eyes when they tear up. Then I realized that's not what it is. It's tears. I'll... Read more

  • Conscious choice making;

    9/4/2016 11:09:56 AM, by ALBERTA119

    Yesterday, I told myself to be very aware of my thoughts and how those thoughts and actions would affect me and the people around me. My plan was to visit some past clients of mine. However, when I ran that that through my heart, which disengaged my thoughts I chose to see the two girlfriends we we... Read more

  • Beck Diet Solution ~ Day 6 - 9

    9/3/2016 10:10:10 AM, by WINACHST

    I need to move on, the diet coach coach threw me off balance for a bit, and I think I was using that as a crutch to not continue. I started and restarted so many times and I want to get moving forward. Many of the exercises in the book are what other diet plans suggest. BDS has the exercises to make... Read more

  • I'm Back!!! and back on track!

    9/2/2016 7:42:05 PM, by CAT-IN-CJ

    Well, the installer had to climb 3 trees before he found a signal. . . and it's still not the best, but it's working. . . . and we're thankful!!! Yes, this picture is right-side-up . . . the installer is hanging upside-down, relaxing his back. . . Can you imagine climbing 3 trees??? more... Read more

  • The Divine Ms. S

    9/2/2016 10:27:22 AM, by BUTTERFLYGRACE

    I joined TOPS, Take Off Pounds Sensibly, the beginning of the year. I've learned a lot about myself. Some of my decisions are not sensible, thus the yo-yo cycle I find myself on too often. Last night at my meeting, I gave the program. "The Divine Ms. S". One of the things I talked about ... Read more

  • JOHN

    9/2/2016 5:05:19 AM, by SMIDGON

    John isn't doing so well ! Please forgive me if I repeat myself. At this point sometimes I do believe I am losing it! I believe I told you all about John test not being well. In case I am wrong, his tests showed his liver cancer is still there and the spots somewhat larger. There ... Read more

  • Welcome September

    9/1/2016 3:10:35 PM, by CAT-IN-CJ

    Internet company installer is at the top of our tree installing a receiver. He says reception is a real strong maybe Update. Tree #1 no signal. in process of climbing tree #2... Read more

  • Snip, Snip, Snip

    9/1/2016 9:19:56 AM, by WINACHST

    I am spending 2 - 3 hours a day clearing off the septic drain field. It became overgrown when we rented the place to our daughter. When the septic was put in, hubby thought it'd be a good idea to just let nature take its course- on a wooded lot. It is a mess! Of course, hubby's idea became the compa... Read more

  • Adaptation

    9/1/2016 5:52:13 AM, by BUTTERFLYGRACE

    Because my stationary bike broke, I went back to jogging, fast walking as my primary exercise. I've done it before, so I just went at it full tilt. Until this week. Excruciating pain in my right foot had me limping and wondering what was amiss. The bruising that now extends over the entire top... Read more

  • One more day & update on Bad Leroy Brown

    8/31/2016 8:22:38 PM, by CAT-IN-CJ

    It's really funny that last April when I set my ticker to the countdown to internet date, I picked an arbitrary date . . . one that I thought would be way out there . . . Today it says one more day to internet install . . . and guess what, tomorrow just might turn out to be the day. We were... Read more

  • Beck Diet Solution Day 5 ~ haven't moved on

    8/31/2016 10:02:28 AM, by WINACHST

    I have not been faithful in my daily tasks. For some reason, I just cannot seem to make a commitment to myself to get with it. Day 6, find a diet coach, may be the reason. It makes me so aware of how alone I am. I have no friends and cannot rely on my family (they just take from me and do not give).... Read more

  • Day 80

    8/31/2016 5:58:30 AM, by TIGERSPEECH

    Today is special to me because it is my daughter's 20th birthday. She is away at college and embracing all that life has to offer. May I learn from her joy and passion.... Read more

  • Jeans AND a Compliment!

    8/31/2016 4:09:21 AM, by BUTTERFLYGRACE

    No! That's not the way it went yesterday morning! I pulled those babies right up, zipped them, buttoned them and latched my belt! VICTORY! I haven't worn jeans in going on two years. After a while, I refused to buy any more. Either lose weight or wear dresses. Period. It's difficult to fi... Read more

  • RELAX

    8/30/2016 10:15:16 PM, by COACHSANDRALEE

    Take a meditation moment. Meditation is a great way to release yourself from the “pressure” of time so you can relax and just “be in the moment.” Sound like too much new-age woo? It doesn’t have to be. It can be as simple as this quick, restorative meditation: First, find a quiet space. Sit up strai... Read more

  • Tuesday check in

    8/30/2016 2:27:44 PM, by CAT-IN-CJ

    It's been a tough week but hopefully today's a turn-around-day! And hopefully tomorrow's scheduled appointment with the internet dish installer goes well . . . . he has to climb one of our big trees to install a receiver. Keeping our fingers crossed. ... Read more