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  • a lovely day

    9/28/2016 2:52:00 PM, by MOMMY445

    my daughter wants to see a movie that is coming out this weekend. it is the first movie she has shown some interest in that is not to do with harry potter. something to do with a miss peregerine, i believe. as for me, i do not mind taking her to see it. a day where i just have a few things to do and... Read more

  • Lack of sleep link to diabetes and heart disease

    9/27/2016 4:51:21 PM, by BOBP56

    Check out this link www.medicnerd.com/news-lack-of
    -sleep-linked-to-diabetes-
    and-heart-disease/... Read more

  • a beautiful sunny day

    9/27/2016 1:35:16 PM, by MOMMY445

    a day to get outdoors and enjoy! full sunshine and not too hot or cold outside. i am at the library getting some much needed computer work done. one of my online courses starts today. i have gotten started on it and i will be doing some more work on it in a while. my daughter says hi. this week, her... Read more

  • Day 2 of a revised start

    9/27/2016 12:05:54 PM, by MLIEN913

    Yesterday went fairly well. I kept to the low end of my calorie allowance. Exercising went fairly well until my hip locked. Today I did my usual walk in the morning, ate light and drank plenty of water after. Lunch will be mackerel and a salad. I'm also drinking a tonic made of Braggs apple cider v... Read more

  • Back to start

    9/26/2016 2:48:16 PM, by MLIEN913

    I'm starting over again. OK, so I still have an overall loss just not what I had hoped by this point. If I "start over" I should be able to be more committed to the effort. That being said, here are my goals for the next 30 days. 1. Lose 10 lbs even if it's mostly water weight. 2. Eat seafood 2 ti... Read more

  • a rainy day

    9/26/2016 2:02:47 PM, by MOMMY445

    it started to rain here about an hour ago and it will rain for another few hours, at least. my daughter and i are both prepared for the weather today. all of the birds say cheep,cheep! i decided to pause the night school sessions i was taking, for a while. i have other stuff going on and i do not ha... Read more

  • Happy Sunday

    9/25/2016 4:19:11 PM, by MLIEN913

    I hope everyone is having a great day today. It's lovely here in New Jersey today. The sun is shining brightly and fall is in the air. We spent much of today at a 4H club Renaissance Faire. It was a nice little, family type of event. Hopefully we can work the Faire next year. This week off has be... Read more

  • Happy Anniversary...11th year

    9/24/2016 9:36:09 PM, by MLIEN913

    Today was a grand day out with my hubby. We went to the Intrepid Museum for Smithsonian Museum Day. My husband is a former Navy man and I tried out for the Air Force so today was a perfect day for both of us. We also went through the Stark Trek Star Fleet Academy exhibit. Boy was that fun! I'm dest... Read more

  • Friday September 23rd

    9/23/2016 7:53:14 PM, by MLIEN913

    Just 1 day to my anniversary. We have a fun day planned visiting the Intrepid Museum and the Star Fleet Academy Experience on board there. Depending on the time we may go to Little Italy for the Feast of San Genero. Today I did much better eating throughout the day and drinking plenty of water. I a... Read more

  • Experimenting with some old hair extensions

    9/23/2016 5:34:28 PM, by SSMITH762

    Do I have a set of hair extensions that I never wear because the color never matched me after I started dying my hair. So I deciding to give them new life by bleaching them and removing the crappy clips, then dying them peacock blue and green and silver and applying them to my head as tape exten... Read more

  • it's friday

    9/23/2016 1:05:38 PM, by MOMMY445

    another day with not too much planned. tomorrow, i am going to a mini high school reunion. i have not seen or been in touch with my old high school much. i plan to change that as of today. i have to admit i miss seeing and hearing from classmates that went to the high school when i did. i am also in... Read more

  • Making it count, instead of counting...

    9/23/2016 4:55:40 AM, by BAFIGHTER

    I started out numbering my blogs with the intention of posting one everyday. Hahahahahaha!!!!! I knew better. :) I have always been terrible about setting ridiculous, unrealistic goals for myself and then using my inevitable failure to achieve them as an excuse to quit trying. Diet and exercise wer... Read more

  • Sugar industry shifted blame to influence what we eat

    9/22/2016 10:34:15 PM, by BOBP56

    Lisa Osowski, a registered dietitian at Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville, Ill., urges people to seriously consider the dangers of sugar consumption on overall health. www.ahchealthenews.com/2016/09
    /21/sugar-industry-shifted
    -blame-influence-eat/ 473... Read more

  • Are these popular diet mantras fact or fiction?

    9/22/2016 7:35:05 PM, by BOBP56

    www.ahchealthenews.com/2016/09
    /22/popular-diet-beliefs-f
    act-fiction/... Read more

  • Mixed up day

    9/22/2016 7:31:19 PM, by MLIEN913

    I managed to get plenty of exercise and many chores done today. Sadly, eating took a back seat. I dreamed that I ate breakfast but layer realized it was only a dream. I forced myself to have a smoothie for lunch. Dinner is still a work in progress. I ate my protein but I still need more veg. Mostly... Read more

  • a beautiful day

    9/22/2016 11:50:02 AM, by MOMMY445

    enjoying some much needed solo time. my daughter is at school and says hi. all of the birds say cheep,cheep! it's the first day of fall. a day of fresh starts and new challenges. fall is one of my favourite times of the year. the weather is finally not as hot and yet it is not too cool,either. a tim... Read more

  • Trifecta

    9/21/2016 9:23:28 PM, by MLIEN913

    Today I saw the 3rd doctor this week. Another good report. I just need to work off the weight. September is almost gone and I have not met my goals. Tomorrow is another day.... Read more

  • it's a wonderful day

    9/21/2016 2:21:40 PM, by MOMMY445

    i heard from a good friend of mine this morning. it definitely brightened up my day. my daughter says hi to all! all of the birds say cheep,cheep! a more mellow kind of day for me today. i do not have much planned and it feels so good. i try and have at least one day a week like this. it keeps me ba... Read more

  • Keep it moving

    9/20/2016 4:41:08 PM, by MLIEN913

    I want to be lazy during my days off but I know that won't help me. Tomorrow is my eye checkup in NYC. I'd like to get in early to visit my old office as well as my mom too. Even if I don't get to see the old gang I'll still make the most of my time. If I make it to the bus on time I can walk fr... Read more

  • If the power went out more often.. I'd probably be skinny..

    9/20/2016 7:40:52 AM, by PAZUZURISES

    So we had our power shut off yesterday to install a generator.. you know.. in case of surprise Zombie Apocalypse and stuff... they cut the power for 5 hours.. which for me is almost like the Zombie Apocalypse.. So wothout ANYTHING to do.. i just paced around the house for most of the time reading...... Read more

  • May not look delicious, but it is!

    9/19/2016 3:29:21 PM, by SSMITH762

    I reheated a left over chicken thigh and had it with mushroom cauliflower 'rice'.basically just riced the cauliflower, sauteed green onion and mushrooms, then sauteed the rice and other veggies together then added a tbsp of sour cream and a quarter cup of Italian cheese blend. Also adding d spice... Read more

  • Trying to reach that 10000 step goal again

    9/19/2016 12:29:36 PM, by MLIEN913

    Last night I checked my tracker and found it actually did over 11,000 steps for the day. Like I've said in the past, working at a RenFaire is an awesome walking workout. I doubt I'll beat 6000 steps today though. I'm still very sore from all the walking over the weekend. Also, I have a lot of work ... Read more

  • a beautiful sunny day

    9/19/2016 11:04:35 AM, by MOMMY445

    one errand completed. a few more to go and then i can relax. my daughter says hi! all of the birds say cheep,cheep! have a terrific day,everyone!... Read more

  • So close to 10,000 steps

    9/18/2016 5:30:09 PM, by MLIEN913

    After a long day at the Faire I've reached my 10,000 steps. My feet and legs are swollen but I feel good. The shows went really well even with all the turmoil. I've gotten my exercise this weekend.... Read more

  • a new week

    9/18/2016 2:00:33 PM, by MOMMY445

    i have a somewhat busy week coming up this week. i am also helping my daughter to fund raise for her school. that is not due back to the school for a while yet. i have an appointment tomorrow that i have to keep. i am on the go pretty much every day this week. i will be attending a mini high school ... Read more

  • Cloisters Faire

    9/18/2016 12:50:11 PM, by MLIEN913

    What was meant to be a fun day of sword fighting has turned to drama. Right before the first act one of the fight troupe quit. I'm not sure what set him off either. To say that I feel hurt and betrayed is an understatement.😢😡 Today was already a challenge because of the hills and threat of ra... Read more

  • Spent a little more time on breakfast this morning :)

    9/18/2016 10:16:40 AM, by SSMITH762

    Such a yummy low carb breakfast. I had poached eggs with hollandaise sauce over sautéed bacon, mushrooms, and tomato. Hmm, a good way to start the day.... Read more

  • Blair Witch....

    9/17/2016 10:44:40 PM, by PAZUZURISES

    So.. I remember seeing the first one when it came out... and the mini mockumentaries on tv... and then that crappy sequel years ago... but i was kind of looking forward to seeing this... so me and a friend drive an hour away to Alamo Drafthouse.. making sure it was a relatively early showing.. and w... Read more

  • Lakewood Faire done

    9/17/2016 8:32:58 PM, by MLIEN913

    Great day at Lakewood Lions Renaissance Faire. Our show went well and the sun was shining. After the Faire closed our friends had their wedding. It was so beautiful with a gorgeous sunset for backdrop. On the way home now so that in 10hrs we can do it all again at the Medieval Festival at Ft. Tryon... Read more

  • Mhhhmmm Strawberries and cream

    9/17/2016 7:23:22 PM, by SSMITH762

    I was really wanting something sweet, so I decided to make myself some strawberrjes and cream. I used Splenda in place of sugar and some vanilla, then I topped it with some cinnamon. Some yummy, low in carbs, and less than 250 calories . Totally worth it.... Read more

  • Just Weighed Myself- "Ok, let's get this over wi-.... .... oh..."

    9/16/2016 6:56:32 PM, by PAZUZURISES

    Since quitting my job that caused me to do nothing but tear my hair out and eat until I couldn't feel feelings anymore... which was almost a month ago... (I weighed 197.5 lbs on my last day)... I've been keeping up with my exercise and dieting (minus the beer... I'm not psychotic) ... with all the f... Read more

  • it's friday

    9/16/2016 2:47:50 PM, by MOMMY445

    another week is coming to a close. i am taking it easy today and not doing too much. i am still very active. i am just not taking on anything extra today. the weekend is finally here! hurray! going to see a movie will be just the break i need after what turned out to be a very busy week for me. my ... Read more

  • a bright and sunny day

    9/15/2016 1:06:25 PM, by MOMMY445

    i printed out the movie tickets i won. they are for the movie storks. even my daughter is interested in seeing it. if she does not hear from one of her friends regarding a play date, she wants to come with me. if not, that is okay with me. i encourage her to keep up with the friendships she has and ... Read more

  • Need help today

    9/14/2016 7:08:25 PM, by MLIEN913

    I'm still keeping positive about life but today I need help and strength from others. Thus journey is difficult when motivation is low and life has stumbling blocks.... Read more

  • And So It Begins...

    9/14/2016 1:50:59 PM, by KACEYSW

    The new school year is in full bloom and the paperwork faerie has urped on my desk. Don't get me wrong, I am NOT complaining! I love what I do and thoroughly appreciate the students with whom I work. Each is such a unique being with his or her own specific trials and tribulations to work through. Ma... Read more

  • New Animal for the farm

    9/14/2016 12:26:58 PM, by PAZUZURISES

    Black Phillip.... ... Read more

  • a beautiful day

    9/14/2016 11:39:59 AM, by MOMMY445

    it is a very windy and much cooler day here today. my daughter says hi! i feel that the job interview this morning went really well. i will know by this friday at the latest if i get this job or not. i am also awaiting to hear from a different place on whether or not i got the job there. i have a ph... Read more

  • Wacky day

    9/13/2016 7:15:00 PM, by MLIEN913

    Today has been really odd. I woke up extremely groggy and even the shower didn't wake me. The dog was well behaved for a change during our walk too. At work I felt like I was in retrograde. Everything just seemed out of sync. Happily, it worked out in the end and I helped a client get a room in a s... Read more

  • Yummy stir fried cauliflower rice, beef, and veggies

    9/13/2016 2:56:03 PM, by SSMITH762

    I think u make some variation if stir fry for half of my lunches/dinners. It's crazy, but I love it and it's delicious, has plenty of veggies, and comes together so quickly. Basically I used left over pot roast, frozen green beans, frozen broccoli, frozen peppers and onions, and some green onion... Read more

  • it's a beautiful day

    9/13/2016 1:43:20 PM, by MOMMY445

    i have a job interview tomorrow morning, for a full time job. i heard today from another place i applied to. this one is for a 1 year position as a mailroom associate. I will be speaking with the team leader regarding this one on thursday morning. it feels like all of a sudden i am in demand work wi... Read more

  • it's a nice day

    9/12/2016 2:52:28 PM, by MOMMY445

    i'm out and about running some errands today. all of the birds say cheep,cheep! my daughter is enjoying school and says hi. have a terrific day,everyone!... Read more

  • Back to square one....almost

    9/12/2016 1:29:02 PM, by MLIEN913

    Over the weekend I found that I had regained a significant amount of weight back. I still have an overall loss still compared to where I started but it was enough. Today I start back at the beginning. It's the only way to get back on track for me. So far, I'm doing well with breakfast and lunch. Di... Read more

  • I like my mifit 2

    9/12/2016 10:11:27 AM, by SSMITH762

    So my mi fit 2 came in a few weeks ago and I like it, although it is a little bulkier than the mi fit 1s I had until my dog chewed it up. :( The step counter seems to be more reliable and it still works with all the apps the original worked with, including Google fit. Which means that it automati... Read more

  • Went camping this weekend

    9/11/2016 10:24:09 PM, by SSMITH762

    We had a fun weekend. I took my 16 year old nephew and his new best friend and my 9 year old nephew camping. They were a hoot and definitely went a bit Pyro. I also got to go shopping yesterday at Walmart and the thrift store. Picked up my new favorite skort off the Walmart clearance rack. ... Read more

  • 9/11 fifteen years later

    9/11/2016 3:37:27 PM, by MLIEN913

    Hard to believe it has been 15 years already. I'm so grateful that most people I love were spared that day. I did lose 1 friend but most everyone else just suffered emotional scars. Now that 15years have passed I can look back at all that I've learned. I've become more aware of others and how they ... Read more

  • a lovely day

    9/11/2016 1:57:27 PM, by MOMMY445

    a day to relax and enjoy. i have quite a few things to do this week, including picking up some movie passes i won last week. i like to enter contests and quite a few times, i do win stuff. my daughter says hi! all of the birds say cheep,cheep! have a terrific day,everyone!... Read more

  • a lovely day

    9/11/2016 1:57:24 PM, by MOMMY445

    a day to relax and enjoy. i have quite a few things to do this week, including picking up some movie passes i won last week. i like to enter contests and quite a few times, i do win stuff. my daughter says hi! all of the birds say cheep,cheep! have a terrific day,everyone!... Read more

  • Compliments

    9/11/2016 11:34:37 AM, by MKLOMBARD333

    Apparently, my scale really IS broken. I'll have the exact same weight 3 days in the row. Then, when something really looks whack-a-do, I'll check it again in a few minutes and there's a 5 pound swing! I'm going to have to buy a new scale. In the mean time, I'll graciously accept the compliments fr... Read more

  • Busy day September 10th

    9/10/2016 7:26:44 PM, by MLIEN913

    I got a lot done today. The best part was going to the dentist and finding that my teeth are in great shape. I go back for a cleaning in a week but that's all. Poor hubby is feeling I'll. We had to cancel rehearsal for tomorrow. Kind of glad to spend the day getting the house done and chores. Tomo... Read more

  • a much cooler day

    9/10/2016 11:10:12 AM, by MOMMY445

    it will be raining on and off here throughout the day, with a chance of some thunderstorms later in the afternoon. that is okay with me and my daughter. she is meeting up with one of her friends today. more than likely, they will be playing indoors rather than outdoors. all of the birds say cheep,ch... Read more

  • a beautiful day

    9/9/2016 11:12:27 AM, by MOMMY445

    i managed to get some online course work done this morning. then i am off to run a few errands. my daughter says hi! all of the birds say cheep,cheep! i have another job interview next week, on the wednesday. i will give it my best and go from there. have a terrific day,everyone!... Read more

  • Back sliding

    9/8/2016 2:47:08 PM, by MLIEN913

    With recent health issues and meds I've taken a few steps backward. Not the end of the world though. I lost the weight before and I can do it again. I'm nervous about the back to back shows next weekend. I won't be getting my necessary sleep because of the schedule. At least I will have more than e... Read more

  • a nice sunny day

    9/8/2016 12:20:21 PM, by MOMMY445

    i have two job interviews today. i had one this morning and i have another one this afternoon. i feel that the first one went well. my daughter says hi to all! all of the birds say cheep,cheep! i will use the time between job interviews to relax and to keep cool, as it is another very warm and humid... Read more

  • it's wednesday

    9/7/2016 11:37:24 AM, by MOMMY445

    i have a job interview tomorrow morning for a two month contract position. i will do my best. my daughter says hi and that she had a good day at school yesterday. she takes healthy food and snacks when she goes to school. i do the same when i am working,going to school or going to be travelling a lo... Read more

  • I'm Tippy the Turtle today

    9/7/2016 10:21:45 AM, by MLIEN913

    Much like a turtle I have trouble righting myself but with a little struggle I can do it. Also like the turtle, I may be slow but I will get where I want to go. Keep the little turtle in mind when things don't seem to be going how you want them.😊... Read more

  • Back to business

    9/6/2016 2:52:38 PM, by MLIEN913

    My body is still trying to thwart me but I won't let it. I've taken 2 decent walks so far. Later I'll try some exercises that shouldn't cause any neck pain but will work my abs some. I'm still happy brcause G-d woke me up this morning. I'm too blessed to be stressed.... Read more

  • a warm and humid day

    9/6/2016 1:47:43 PM, by MOMMY445

    the next few days are going to be very warm and humid here. my daughter and i are ready for the weather. she is at school now for the day. she was ready for school since the other day. i will find out later if she likes her new teacher and classmates. all of the birds say cheep,cheep! have a great d... Read more

  • Labor Day Monday

    9/5/2016 8:11:23 PM, by MLIEN913

    Things did not go as planned. I'm in a lot of pain so I took my meds. I overslept this morning. That plus the pain level kept me home instead of going to the Faire as planned. Even with the pain I have tried to eat well. I've slept much of the day and didn't move nearly enough. At least I am ali... Read more

  • Sunday rehearsal

    9/4/2016 3:20:12 PM, by MLIEN913

    Our rehearsal went great today! This is incredible since we had to rewrite one of the acts. The show is exactly 2 weeks from today. I'm happy that I work with such a great cast. Today was also a challenge for me. Every inch of my body hurts like I've been battered. I refuse to let it get in my way.... Read more

  • Relaxing Saturday

    9/3/2016 10:34:09 PM, by MLIEN913

    I had planned to spend the day at the Faire walking around. Sadly, that didn't happen because my neck started hurting badly so we stayed home. Actually, we went to my in-laws for the day. It was very relaxing. They have a home by the lake so it was lovely and cool there. I think our visit also h... Read more

  • it's a beautiful day

    9/3/2016 10:28:15 AM, by MOMMY445

    i am spending some time with my daughter today at the library. like me, she enjoys spending time at the library. after that, she will be meeting up with one of her friends. all of the birds say cheep,cheep! have a wonderful day,everyone and a great weekend!... Read more

  • it's friday

    9/2/2016 3:20:53 PM, by MOMMY445

    a new month is now underway! woo hoo! i found some free online university level courses that i am interested in. i signed up for a few of them. my daughter likes her new teacher. she will be in grade 6 this year. sometimes it feels like it was only yesterday when she started school for the very fir... Read more

  • Mary Poppins for exercise

    9/2/2016 11:57:49 AM, by MLIEN913

    I feel silly today. While watching Mary Poppins I decided I'd join in all the dancing. The hardest by far was my favorite, "Step in time". What fun to be silly and still workout!... Read more

  • September 1st

    9/1/2016 12:36:13 PM, by MLIEN913

    Wow, this day came faster than expected. August didn't go as well as planned but thing will change now. I love the fall months so I should be better at attaining my goals. Speaking of goals here they are. 1. Lose at least 10 pounds by Oct 1st. 2. Eat more vegetables 3. Continue to eat at least 2 ... Read more

  • Happier since I gave up

    9/1/2016 10:45:51 AM, by SSMITH762

    I wrote a post a few months ago about how frustrated I was with my roomies(my brother and his son). They rarely clean anything, don't cook for themselves or buy their own food and my brother doesn't help with utilities. Well this mostly hasn't changed, but I've changed. I gave up :) it's like t... Read more

  • Starting over

    9/1/2016 10:13:08 AM, by STACYDICK1981

    I feel like I start over more than I make any progress. But today is my day. I am working a full time job, coaching junior high volleyball, have 3 busy teens all in sports, an adult daughter in a major life change. I have let this take over and not eating right or regular exercise. So today I am tak... Read more

  • Progress

    8/31/2016 9:37:03 PM, by MLIEN913

    It's the end of August. While I didn't reach my goal I still see progress. My clothes fit looser, I'm lifting heavier weights, and I have more stamina. I attribute all of this to the more positive attitude. I've given it up to G-d because I can't do this alone. Looking at the "glass half full" is a... Read more

  • a nice day

    8/31/2016 11:18:05 AM, by MOMMY445

    another warm day here today. tomorrow, there is a family bbq being put on by my daughter's school, close to where we live. i know i am going. my daughter will let me know later if she is going or if she has other plans. all of the birds say cheep,cheep! today, i am getting some errands done and taki... Read more

  • Just discovered free campsites.net

    8/30/2016 10:58:33 PM, by SSMITH762

    Our family's plan now that it's cooling off a little is to camp in as many sites in Texas on freecampsites.net as we can. This weekend, we're checking out lake Whitney. It's close enough that if all the free spots are taken, we can camp out in the backyard instead lol. Or we can just hike it ... Read more

  • Challenges of the day

    8/30/2016 7:14:33 PM, by MLIEN913

    What doesn't kill you makes you stronger. That feels so true this week. I'll be the best me I can be.... Read more

  • it is a very warm and sunny day here today

    8/30/2016 1:12:26 PM, by MOMMY445

    woo hoo! my daughter and i are at the local library to keep cool and to have some fun! she says hi! all of the birds say cheep,cheep! i am meeting up later with a good friend of mine. that will give me something different to do and a change of scenery. my daughter is now counting the days until scho... Read more

  • Monday headache

    8/29/2016 7:06:54 PM, by MLIEN913

    It has been a challenging day today. The dog acted up while walking this morning. She wanted to play with a dog across the road and nearly ran into traffic to get there. I put on the Gentle Leader nose harness for the rest of the walk. At work I had to handle another account that I'm not familiar ... Read more