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  • Day 23 month 2 of reboot

    2/23/2017 8:02:32 PM, by MLIEN913

    Bad day today. I had trouble controlling myself. I ate too much fat, salt, protein, almost everything. The only thing to slow me down was a big salad for dinner. Mostly kale, broccoli, carrots, blueberries and some nuts for crunch. I am really going to need to get under control tomorrow.... Read more

  • it's thursday

    2/23/2017 10:00:15 AM, by MOMMY445

    another mild day here today. my daughter says hi! i am keeping busy without overwhelming myself. i have still not heard back yet from the company i went for the job interview for last week. in the meantime, i am actively looking for other work. all of the birds say cheep,cheep! have a terrific day,... Read more

  • Day 22 month 2 of reboot

    2/22/2017 7:29:51 PM, by MLIEN913

    Today was OK. I ate well and exercised. Sadly, I'm still not feeling well. This bronchitis is taking way too long to shake. Headaches a lot too. Tomorrow is another day to succeed.... Read more

  • a beautiful day

    2/22/2017 11:33:18 AM, by MOMMY445

    it started off being very foggy here today. now it is just slightly foggy. i started a different online course today that deals with grammar and other things like essay writing. it is a nice change of pace for me. my daughter says hi. all of the birds say cheep,cheep! have a terrific day,everyone!... Read more

  • Hamilton

    2/22/2017 10:33:58 AM, by RAPUNZEL53

    Tonight my daughter is taking me to see Hamilton. Very excited about that.... Read more

  • it's tuesday

    2/21/2017 2:04:30 PM, by MOMMY445

    another mild day here today, with the rest of the week being milder than is usual at this time of the year. my daughter says hi. all of the birds say cheep,cheep! have a terrific day,everyone!... Read more

  • Day 20 month 2 of reboot

    2/20/2017 10:53:42 PM, by MLIEN913

    Happy Presidents Day. It was rough working today. At least I ate well and kept active. Oddly, this evening I started having severe muscle spasms in my legs. I mean, pain that locked my legs. Most of them were in the muscle just above my left knee but some were on the right side of my right calf too... Read more

  • Day 19 month 2 of reboot

    2/19/2017 2:22:28 PM, by MLIEN913

    I keep losing track of the days. Time is so abstract for me sometimes. That is part of my problem with keeping in track too. This week I will have more veggies with each meal. I need to eat more fish this week too. I think I only had fish once last week when I vowed to have it 2x per week. I've j... Read more

  • Day 18 month 2 of reboot

    2/18/2017 3:48:32 PM, by MLIEN913

    Happy Saturday! The weather is freakishly warm today and the sun is shining. I didn't walk as much as I would have liked but that was due to physical disability and bronchitis. At least I got to the doctor today. Bad news, I gained 2 more pounds. Good news, at least my bronchitis is being treated a... Read more

  • Facing Realities

    2/17/2017 4:58:21 PM, by KACEYSW

    There has been a lot that has happened with me the last 6 months and I am having a very difficult time processing it all, accepting limitations I never thought I would have to face again, and dealing with health issues that were both unforeseen and unwelcome. The culmination of all these things is t... Read more

  • it's friday

    2/17/2017 11:33:19 AM, by MOMMY445

    i'm off to visit with some of my family today, while my daughter is in school. she does not have to go to school on monday and a lot of places are closed. for all who will be celebrating family day on monday, have a terrific day! all of the birds say cheep,cheep! have a wonderful day, everyone and ... Read more

  • it's thursday

    2/16/2017 11:01:22 AM, by MOMMY445

    a windy, cool and sunny day here today. my daughter dressed warmly for school this morning. I dressed warmly, too. I am catching up on some computer work today and some errands. I will know before this time next week whether or not I get to go to an in person interview with the company for a full t... Read more

  • Day 15 month 2 of reboot

    2/15/2017 8:05:28 PM, by MLIEN913

    Not doing very well on my journey. I've had some bad days where the "beast" overindulged. I've also been flight ingredients some really rough chest congestion. It's getting to the point where I'm glad I have a doctor appointment on Saturday. July will be here far too soon and I've got to lose this... Read more

  • it's wednesday

    2/15/2017 2:36:28 PM, by MOMMY445

    a day to get outdoors and enjoy for me. it is still somewhat mild here. my daughter says hi and sends hugs to all! all of the birds say cheep,cheep! the next phase for the job i had an interview for is for the agency to send my info to the company, then i will go and see the company itself. the comp... Read more

  • Used a smart BMI calculator and Im almost a normal weight!!!!

    2/14/2017 3:36:08 PM, by SSMITH762

    Here's my current BMI, i know it's not a great way to measure health, so it's not something I think about, but I was in a mood to calculate it today any way. :). I can't believe that at this time last year I was very obese and now I'm almost a normal weight. It's unreal! Here's a link if you want... Read more

  • it's tuesday

    2/14/2017 11:50:31 AM, by MOMMY445

    happy valentine's day,everyone! my daughter says hi! all of the birds say cheep,cheep! i heard from a different place regarding a full time job. i will be in touch with them this afternoon, to see what they have to say. have a terrific day,everyone!... Read more

  • a new day

    2/13/2017 10:16:02 AM, by MOMMY445

    i am feeling a lot better today. yesterday, there was quite a bit of snow here. my daughter and i went out and enjoyed playing in the snow. she is doing so well in school and she likes to try new things at least once. i have started to do the same. i got a different exercise dvd from the library tha... Read more

  • Day 12 month 2 of reboot

    2/12/2017 9:21:45 PM, by MLIEN913

    I feel awful! This cold/bronchitis is really dragging me down. It was too cold and wet to go outside for exercise today. I got my workout by cleaning the house and cooking. I completely forgot to weigh myself today. I'll have to do it when I bring the dog back from her walk tomorrow. Hopefully the ... Read more

  • it's sunday

    2/12/2017 3:37:25 PM, by MOMMY445

    i am starting to feel much better. i am still taking it easy and not overdoing anything. my daughter says hi. all of the birds say cheep,cheep! have a wonderful day,everyone!... Read more

  • Low carb Eggs Benedict for breakfast

    2/12/2017 10:23:42 AM, by SSMITH762

    So yummy and easy to do. It's cauliflower toast topped with poached eggs and a hollandaise sauce. The cauliflower toast is a bag of frozen cauliflower thawed in the microwave and riced with a food processor. Then I squeezed out as much of the water as I could, then I added an egg and garlic salt... Read more

  • Hiking with siblings yesterday

    2/12/2017 10:11:49 AM, by SSMITH762

    It was a lot of fun taking advantage of the 80 degree day and sun yesterday. We had a picnic and then went on a short hike at a nearby Park. I really enjoyed it. Since I'm no longer roomies width my brother and his son, I find I miss them so it was nice visiting with them. Turns out they ar... Read more

  • Day 11 month 2 of reboot

    2/11/2017 8:45:59 PM, by MLIEN913

    So I forgot to blog yesterday. Such is life. I wasn't feeling at all well. My head and chest were so congested. Today wasn't much better. I barely slept last night due to the congestion and physical pain. Then the dog woke me early so she could go out. I had to be up earlier than most weekend days... Read more

  • Weight

    2/11/2017 8:24:22 AM, by RAPUNZEL53

    In spite of exercising every single day sincerely from January first, back at exact same weight where I started. I am planning on continuing even if I end the year where I started or worse. I eat healthy and on the low end of the range so of course I am disappointed. It would be nice to see a change... Read more

  • it's friday

    2/10/2017 10:42:05 AM, by MOMMY445

    I feel like I have come down with a cold. I have been taking it easy these past few days. yesterday, I just stayed at home, drank plenty of fluids and rested. my daughter says hi to everyone! all of the birds say cheep, cheep! have a terrific day, everyone and a great weekend!... Read more

  • Snow

    2/9/2017 4:23:31 PM, by RAPUNZEL53

    Today we had a lot of snow. It is very windy and blowing all over. It was very hard driving to work and hard getting home also. I am glad to be home. Hope everybody is safe.... Read more

  • Day 39

    2/8/2017 6:14:07 AM, by RAPUNZEL53

    Just finished the exercise for the day. So far have exercised over an hour everyday of the year. I am going to continue even if results are disappointing. One good thing is I feel good about doing it. Good Luck all fellow travelers.... Read more

  • Day 7 month 2 of reboot

    2/7/2017 3:26:22 PM, by MLIEN913

    I feel really horrible today. My chest hurts, my upper back hurts, my head hurts. I've taken the day off from work to rest. I'm hoping it's all down to a cold and/or sinus infection. Either way rest is a great idea. At some point I need to get to a store to buy food. It's already Tuesday and the ... Read more

  • it's tuesday

    2/7/2017 11:09:01 AM, by MOMMY445

    so far, it is not raining here yet. i am prepared if it does and so is my daughter. a good friend of mine recommended some different exercise dvds to try. i will head to the library to find them. i like to try different ones and to mix up the exercises i do now. i have some errands to run today and ... Read more

  • Fast weight lost

    2/6/2017 6:41:39 PM, by BOBP56

    Have you heard from others that losing weight fast is good for you? In fact losing weight fast can be harmful to you. You know as well as I do we would love to hit that goal weight quickly, so we can see results from all our hard work from the gym and meals plans. I found this article that has grea... Read more

  • Day something of reboot

    2/6/2017 4:45:57 PM, by MLIEN913

    Ok, I lost track of days. Not unusual since I work in travel and deal with virtually every day of the year in 1 week. 😁 I'm really feeling the effects of the over indulgent weekend I just had. My cold is dragging me down along with all the junk food and lack of sleep.🙇 I spent too much time play... Read more

  • it's monday

    2/6/2017 11:29:14 AM, by MOMMY445

    a mostly mild day here today. a day to get outdoors and enjoy. my daughter says hi! for me, i am taking it easy today, not having too much to do. tomorrow, there is supposed to me a mix of weather, starting with freezing rain, then turning to rain, then turning cold tomorrow night into wednesday. so... Read more

  • Day 36 of reboot

    2/5/2017 10:56:08 PM, by MLIEN913

    Fun weekend. I didn't eat well but I did exercise. Somehow I doubt there was any balance there. Now it's time to get back on track. July will be here sooner than I'd like and I need to be in shape. Looking at pictures taken this weekend did not make me happy. I don't love what I saw in those pictu... Read more

  • Day 35 of reboot

    2/4/2017 2:31:24 PM, by MLIEN913

    I think I forgot to blog yesterday. It was a crazy busy day at work, then a rush to this Glimmerdark event. Last night we were up until 2am. Really feeling it today; that plus eating around midnight. Today started off badly for breakfast with a cheese danish. The only upside is that I'm getting a... Read more

  • Week 3 results

    2/4/2017 7:13:01 AM, by RAPUNZEL53

    Worked hard but gained weight this week. Not going to be discouraged. With full time job, cannot workout any more but things have to change at some point. Good Luck to all my fellow travelers on the same journey.... Read more

  • it's friday!

    2/3/2017 9:36:14 AM, by MOMMY445

    the weekend is here! hurray! even though it is a very cool day here, i am outside running some errands. i got a new winter coat for christmas and now i am outdoors every day,rain or shine. my daughter says hi. all of the birds say cheep,cheep! i am enjoying life so much. i love to spend time with my... Read more

  • it's friday!

    2/3/2017 9:36:13 AM, by MOMMY445

    the weekend is here! hurray! even though it is a very cool day here, i am outside running some errands. i got a new winter coat for christmas and now i am outdoors every day,rain or shine. my daughter says hi. all of the birds say cheep,cheep! i am enjoying life so much. i love to spend time with my... Read more

  • Day 33 of reboot

    2/2/2017 11:58:18 PM, by MLIEN913

    Another so so day. Tomorrow will be better.... Read more

  • Day 2

    2/2/2017 2:21:59 PM, by COCANTU81

    Breakfast: Bacon Gouda breakfast sandwich (minus the bacon-I take it out) and a grande strawberry refresher from Starbucks. Lunch: Veggie salad with a small pasta salad Dinner: Steps: Squats: 40 (in the shower), 30 (at work) ... Read more

  • it's thursday

    2/2/2017 10:19:38 AM, by MOMMY445

    a nice and mainly sunny day here today. i will know by monday at the latest if i get called in for a second in person interview for the one i had yesterday. in the meantime, i will continue to look for other work and still work on my online courses,too. my daughter says hi! all of the birds say chee... Read more

  • Day 1

    2/1/2017 3:36:12 PM, by COCANTU81

    Current weight: 176lbs Breakfast: Homemade cheesy eggs taco and a venti strawberry refresher from Starbucks. Lunch: Veggie salad with a small pasta salad on the side. Dinner: Pot roast with veggies Steps:1990/6500 Squats: 30 ... Read more

  • Day 33of reboot

    2/1/2017 3:04:35 PM, by MLIEN913

    Not much to post today. Did my workout, mostly walking. Still feeling pretty sick so not in the mood for much. Hope I can feel better by the weekend.... Read more

  • Day 32 of reboot

    1/31/2017 11:57:33 PM, by MLIEN913

    Still feeling sick. Had to shovel snow today so hoping I don't get worse. Tomorrow I hope to do better, physically, than I did today. Good night Sparkers.... Read more

  • January

    1/31/2017 4:45:58 PM, by RAPUNZEL53

    Today is the last day of the month. This month I exercised every day for over an hour. Lost hardly any weight even if I ate healthy and worked out. But I was happy for having worked out before going to work. I hope to continue doing this and not worry about results. Good Luck friends. We can do this... Read more

  • it's tuesday

    1/31/2017 12:51:30 PM, by MOMMY445

    i have a job interview tomorrow afternoon for a part time office job. i have been practicing what to say and how to present myself, so i will be all ready for the interview. it has been snowing on and off here today, with some more snow due in the later afternoon. i am okay with it and so is my daug... Read more

  • Workout Streak Still Going..

    1/30/2017 9:11:08 PM, by PAZUZURISES

    Usually I give up trying to keep my New Years Resolutions by now... yet... still doing my daily workouts.. 334... Read more

  • Day 31 of reboot

    1/30/2017 3:06:13 PM, by MLIEN913

    Still fighting whatever bug I seem to have picked up. Tummy not thrilled by food but at least I have the option again. Doing smaller workouts today too. No sense in over stressing my body but also can't get too lazy. Work is about the same as last week. I just wish they needed help on the weekend... Read more

  • it's monday

    1/30/2017 10:59:04 AM, by MOMMY445

    a new week has started. a fresh start for me. I like to mix up what foods I eat and change up my exercise routines every once in a while. my daughter says hi. all of the birds say cheep,cheep. have a terrific day,everyone!... Read more

  • Day 30 of reboot

    1/29/2017 11:13:25 AM, by MLIEN913

    Yep, I was right. I lost 1 pound yesterday due to illness. Not the best way to lose but I'll take it. Still not feeling well today. My stomach has calmed down a bit at least. I still have a killer headache and chills. My back and hips are in agony. I tried to get some more work done clearing out th... Read more

  • Day 29 of reboot

    1/28/2017 8:26:06 PM, by MLIEN913

    What a horrible day! I've been so sick and had so much pain today. Finally able to eat at 8pm. At least I drank lots of fluids to keep from becoming dehydrated. Even though sick I managed to clear another room. That actually added to my pain levels. Tomorrow I hope I'm feeling better. I still have ... Read more

  • Week 3

    1/28/2017 6:59:34 AM, by RAPUNZEL53

    Lost 0.6lbs. in week two. I know it sounds very little but for me it is a lot. I have worked hard to achieve this so am very happy. I hope everyone is happy with their preceding week's progress. Good Luck for the coming week.... Read more

  • Day 28 of reboot

    1/27/2017 1:17:09 PM, by MLIEN913

    I may have skipped blogging yesterday. If I did, it was purely an accident. Today I am concentrating on upper body, especially my back. I've noticed more back fat/flab than I find acceptable for my body. Next weekend is an important convention I've been looking forward to. Food won't be a problem... Read more

  • it's friday

    1/27/2017 10:57:36 AM, by MOMMY445

    a cool and sunny day here today. my daughter was all bundled up when she left to go to school this morning. she walks most of the time with some of her classmates and at least one adult is with them. a day to reflect and relax for me. i got some more of my online course work done the other day. toda... Read more

  • Week 2

    1/27/2017 6:02:10 AM, by RAPUNZEL53

    Last day of week 2 is here! Finished my workout for the day and breakfast. Now off to work. Over all week went well. Looking forward to week 3. Good Luck Friends!... Read more

  • is 2018 here yet?

    1/26/2017 5:49:13 PM, by HOPEFULHIPPO

    As many of us were struggling with celebrity deaths, the dramatic election results, and our own woes, we were mostly anxious for 2016 to disappear and begin anew with 2017. In 2017, January, I've lost a friend of over 30 years. My youngest is currently struggling with the loss of her best frie... Read more

  • it's thursday

    1/26/2017 10:06:42 AM, by MOMMY445

    another mild weather day here today, with some rain on and off throughout. that is okay with me and my daughter. now she is learning how to play the ukelele. she likes to try different things at least once. if she enjoys what she tries, she will keep at it. at school, she tries out for different spo... Read more

  • Day 26 of reboot

    1/25/2017 3:19:30 PM, by MLIEN913

    So my weigh in wasn't great but not bad either. I basically maintained which is still a win. Now it's time to get more serious and amp up things. I'm taking more time to meditate too. Hopefully that will help keep me on track and more mindful of what I'm doing. Next week I'm planning to eat more f... Read more

  • it's wednesday

    1/25/2017 3:11:13 PM, by MOMMY445

    i will find out before friday whether or not i got the full time job. my daughter says hi! all of the birds say cheep,cheep! have a great day,everyone!... Read more