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  • Hump day is giving me the blahs

    12/7/2016 4:19:14 PM, by MLIEN913

    The weather is so fickle today. Snow early, then rain and now sunshine at sunset. This kind of day makes it harder to get moving. At least I'm on this side of life and get to experience it all. Trying to stay positive. Stay blessed Sparkers.... Read more

  • it's wednesday

    12/7/2016 11:28:25 AM, by MOMMY445

    a mostly cloudy and cool day here today. that is okay with me and my daughter. she is really enjoying the weather these days and so am i. all of the birds say cheep,cheep! have a terrific day,everyone!... Read more

  • Found a house I love for rent

    12/6/2016 8:20:34 PM, by SSMITH762

    So I've been posting on here about my house search. The issue is that the market for rentals here in Dallas is such that you need to commit within a day to get a good place. Or at least, you doing the more desirable areas. I found a lovely home in a not so nice neighborhood, but it's a secluded a... Read more

  • Staying positive

    12/6/2016 7:04:42 PM, by MLIEN913

    Sometimes it has been really hard to stay positive. I have to remind myself that I'm never alone on this journey. Mostly I have G-d with me. There's also everyone here to help me stay positive. Thank you for all the support.... Read more

  • Cults... and I feel like I'm falling back into a habit...

    12/5/2016 6:16:11 PM, by PAZUZURISES

    So for several years... from my late teens until I was about 24... I would speak out against Cults... I made videos... went to protests.. helped people get out of them.. spent all my time researching.. and all that.. I was born into the Church of Christ and always spoke out when I saw horrible th... Read more

  • it's monday

    12/5/2016 3:49:39 PM, by MOMMY445

    i am out and about, enjoying the day. my daughter says hi. all of the birds say cheep,cheep! have a great day,everyone!... Read more

  • Making it work

    12/4/2016 7:24:08 PM, by MLIEN913

    Tonight I made spaghetti squash with meatballs and sauce. Might be the healthiest meal but it was delicious. Even better news was that my bush and actually ate a large helping. Getting him to eat vegetables is like feeding a toddler.😁 This week I plan to eat more vegetable based meals and soup.... Read more

  • Airplane shop

    12/3/2016 11:14:27 PM, by MLIEN913

    Today was the annual open house at the Airplane Shop. I bought a P-47D red tail and a Spitfire. I found a Demon biplane for my husband. That place is my version of Candy land. I'm such an airplane geek!😄... Read more

  • Three sides to every story...

    12/3/2016 3:05:14 PM, by STODD251

    Today is one of those days... a "lazy" Saturday... or at least so my husband thinks. He's been taking a couple baths, working on his paper for his MBA and begrudgingly helping me clean up some cat puke. During this time, I have probably been facebooking, playing candy crush, cuddling with our cats, ... Read more

  • Already missing visiting my sister

    12/3/2016 11:34:35 AM, by SSMITH762

    I got back home last night after spending the week visiting with my sister and her babies. It was a lovely week and they were so nice about trying to modify their meals for me. I kept insisting that I would eat mostly what they ate, just with veggies in place of the rice and pasta. It did snow... Read more

  • Getting back on track

    12/2/2016 8:28:36 PM, by MLIEN913

    It's been rough but now is the time to back on track. I don't expect miracles but I have to get healthier. Being the holiday season makes it hard too. I'll do my best.... Read more

  • it's friday

    12/2/2016 10:38:01 AM, by MOMMY445

    another cool day here today. my daughter and some of her classmates are off to an eco trip today. she has been looking forward to this all week. next week, she goes on a different field trip with her school. then there will be one more to a place she has been before with me. today, i do not have muc... Read more

  • Such a Geek

    12/1/2016 8:51:26 PM, by MLIEN913

    This week I have been waiving my geek flag high. My favourite sci-fi/super hero shows have had a mash-up this week and I'm loving it! Sometimes it feels good not thinking about food, exercise or calories. Tonight I'm just enjoying the television. 😉... Read more

  • It's thursday

    12/1/2016 1:18:46 PM, by MOMMY445

    a very windy and cool day here today. my daughter was dressed warmly when it was time for her to get to school this morning. i made sure to dress warmly when i went out to do some much needed laundry. i got in an extra walk this morning and i feel really good about it. all of the birds say cheep,che... Read more

  • Sty

    11/30/2016 6:58:31 PM, by MLIEN913

    Why do I have to have a sty? It's because of my allergies that my eye first puffed up. Today I have the hard bump. Does anyone know how to ease these things away?... Read more

  • it's wednesday

    11/30/2016 10:09:40 AM, by MOMMY445

    a day to focus on my online english and math courses. i am definitely practicing more in calculating percentages, as it is not something that comes easy to me. i can do them, i just find i need a lot of time to do so. my daughter says hi. all of the birds say cheep,cheep! have a terrific day,everyon... Read more

  • An off day

    11/29/2016 6:54:17 PM, by MLIEN913

    I'm feeling very fat today and off kilter. Not sure why. Either way I'm still looking to the bright side so that I don't spiral out of control. No matter what happens I'm the one who made the choice to do right or wrong.... Read more

  • it's tuesday

    11/29/2016 10:50:57 AM, by MOMMY445

    a mix of sun and clouds here today. my daughter says hi! all of the birds say cheep,.cheep! i am taking it easy today. have a great day,everyone!... Read more

  • Itchy eye

    11/28/2016 10:46:44 PM, by MLIEN913

    I'm not sure if it's a sty or allergies but my left eye is itching like crazy. It's swollen too. Oh well. I slept very late today. Maybe I'm fighting something off. Either way, I didn't get the exercise I should have. Tomorrow is a new day.... Read more

  • Sunday rest

    11/27/2016 7:21:39 PM, by MLIEN913

    So, after Thanksgiving we've been on the go. Friday we went well upstate in New York to my favourite costumer. Money's a little tight so we only bought a ruffled collar for the dog. I did buy 1/2 a bushel of apples at the roadside farm stand. So far I've eaten 6 apples in 2 days. Saturday we went... Read more

  • it's sunday

    11/27/2016 2:30:07 PM, by MOMMY445

    i got to see a good friend of mine the other day. we got caught up on what has been happening in our lives. my daughter says hi! all of the birds say cheep,cheep! have a terrific day,everyone!... Read more

  • it's friday

    11/25/2016 11:05:54 AM, by MOMMY445

    i'm headed off to an event called food,fashion and fun in a while. i find these events fun,lively and informative. there is always great food at these events and nice people. my daughter has started to write out her christmas wish list. i wrote down, on a separate piece of paper, two things that she... Read more

  • ...no.. more... food...

    11/25/2016 12:34:41 AM, by PAZUZURISES

    Ate too much... now I just want to sleep... Read more

  • Happy Thanksgiving

    11/24/2016 6:01:31 PM, by MLIEN913

    Spending time with family and friends. This is one of my greatest things to be thankful for.... Read more

  • it's thursday

    11/24/2016 10:09:40 AM, by MOMMY445

    it is lightly raining here today. i am okay with that and so is my daughter. she is feeling much better and is back at school today. i am taking some english,math courses online. i enjoy learning new things and refreshing the skills i do have. all of the birds say cheep,cheep! have a wonderful day,... Read more

  • Thanksgiving eve

    11/23/2016 10:43:19 PM, by MLIEN913

    I've finally faced facts. I can't do it all. My pain levels reminded me of that today. I couldn't stand up to cook dessert so I bought some pies for the family dinner. I still plan on cooking for mom Friday. I'll probably start some of it tomorrow before we go to dinner. It should be easy to handle... Read more

  • Talking about eating with others

    11/23/2016 12:24:24 PM, by SSMITH762

    I posted this in the chat, but I'm still thinking about if there's an ethnic component in what sort of food works best for you. See, a friend told me she couldn't lose weight like I have because she's African American. I tried to explain that I'm lucky enough to have discovered a way of eatin... Read more

  • a nice sunny day

    11/23/2016 10:20:31 AM, by MOMMY445

    a day for me to catch up on some of my online course work. my daughter is feeling a bit under the weather, so she did not go to school today. she will rest,drink plenty of fluids. all of the birds say cheep,cheep! have a great day,everyone!... Read more

  • over did it again

    11/22/2016 11:07:20 PM, by MLIEN913

    Dang it! I was so busy finishing up the house that I over stressed my body again. I'm in total pain. Sciatica is flared, spinal pressure is at a level 10, legs feel like lead, etc. I've taken more Advil than I should have just to help deal with the pain. At least I ate soup to protect my stomach ... Read more

  • Finding a New Balance

    11/22/2016 3:49:59 PM, by KACEYSW

    It's funny how life can change direction on a dime. I blogged a while back about delving into a new relationship after being a widow for 8 years and how unnerving and exciting the prospects were for someone like me. To say that it has been a vast learning experience and a truly wild ride so far woul... Read more

  • a beautiful fall day

    11/22/2016 12:53:07 PM, by MOMMY445

    i got my laundry done this morning. now i am out and about to enjoy the nice fall air today. i met up with a good friend of mine the other night. it put an even brighter outlook on my day. i enjoy spending time with my friends, no matter for how long it ends up being. right now, i will be heading to... Read more

  • Still can't plank

    11/22/2016 11:54:08 AM, by MLIEN913

    It's so annoying. I can walk better, I can even do my version of a trot, but my broken toe still can't support a plank. That is one of my favourite exercises because it's so simple but works so many muscles. Oh well, I guess I just have to continue to lift weights.😉... Read more

  • Looking forward to my vacation

    11/22/2016 11:50:55 AM, by SSMITH762

    I did go on a cruise with my parents and back in January, but that was mostly to keep them company. I'm going to take another week off after Thanksgiving to visit the sister who just had a baby and it's going to be a road trip. I love road trip, but the last 3 I planned out didn't happen, fi... Read more

  • I'm feeling incredible pain

    11/21/2016 2:44:31 PM, by MLIEN913

    I really over did it yesterday. Today I'm in incredible pain. When I woke up I felt ok. I felt so good that I actually did extra workouts; mostly to stay warm. Even with that it doesn't account for the pain. This really feels odd and in all the wrong places. It's probably nothing to worry about bu... Read more

  • a cool,windy day

    11/21/2016 10:19:57 AM, by MOMMY445

    it has also been snowing here a bit as well.that is okay with me and my daughter. she bundled up for school this morning. she loves the new boots she got to wear! she brightens up my day every day. all of the birds say cheep,cheep! have a marvelous day,everyone! I will most likely hear more details ... Read more

  • it's sunday

    11/20/2016 8:16:29 AM, by MOMMY445

    a new week has started. it is now cold and windy here today. i have my cooler weather clothes,accessories handy and ready to wear. my daughter liked her field trip the other day. today, we are both taking it easy. all of the birds say cheep,cheep! have a great day,everyone!... Read more

  • Fantastic Saturday

    11/19/2016 10:08:57 PM, by MLIEN913

    Today was gorgeous, sunny and warm. Khaleesi and I took a nice long walk this morning. Sadly I found one of the local stray cats had been hit by a car. I gave her a meow farewell. The longer walk put me behind schedule for chores but I didn't really mind. The hubby didn't got to the flea market so... Read more

  • To move or not to move

    11/19/2016 1:41:29 PM, by SSMITH762

    So I put in notice on my rental house a few weeks ago because my roommate quit his job and the rent is unsustainable on my income alone. We had to give 60 days notice. We also have issues because he never paid his part of bills and rarely cleans up after himself. His son is better and he does ... Read more

  • it's saturday

    11/19/2016 10:15:22 AM, by MOMMY445

    my daughter loves the movie the fantastic beasts and where to find them. later this afternoon, she is off on a field trip with her school to see some musicians perform live. she will not be back until later in the evening, after supper. she is soo ready to go. as for me, i am taking it easy today. i... Read more

  • Tips you can do at night to help lose weight

    11/18/2016 6:43:42 PM, by BOBP56

    While you might not see the results of your weight lost, you might be doing something you are not aware that you may be doing during the evening hours. Checkout this article that might help you find ideas. www.ahchealthenews.com/2016/11
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    p-lose-weight/ Hav... Read more

  • it's friday

    11/18/2016 5:56:59 PM, by MOMMY445

    this afternoon, i went to an anniversary to a place that has helped me to get jobs before. there was food, great company and entertainment. i had a great time. my daughter and her friends went together with one of the other moms to see the movie fantastic beasts. my daughter was so excited to go tod... Read more

  • Friday confusion

    11/18/2016 3:03:19 PM, by MLIEN913

    Usually Friday is a great thing. The weekend is here, chores can be done, fun can be had. For some reason I'm not excited by this Friday. Probably because that means Thanksgiving is even close and I need to run errands that really require my husband to drive me. He has plans for a Geek Flea Market o... Read more

  • hipsterpotomus

    11/18/2016 1:49:45 PM, by HOPEFULHIPPO

    Just a quick glance at my page and I see I've only done five blogs since last Christmas?! dang, so not like me. Talk about being in a funk for a while huh? Speaking of, was talking with my oldest today. We talk every morning while she drives to work. It takes her 2 hours to get to and from ... Read more

  • Dyed my hair again last night plus down 7 pounds

    11/18/2016 10:18:29 AM, by SSMITH762

    So I know being down 7 pounds is probably just within the realm of the bodies natural weight fluctuations, but I'll take it. Hello 170s :) I can't belive that when this year started, I was 255. So around the time in April that I started my healthy eating, I started bleaching my hair and ton... Read more

  • a beautiful fall day

    11/17/2016 11:49:12 AM, by MOMMY445

    i am currently out running a few errands. then i will be off to help out a good friend of mine for a while. after that, i will definitely be taking it easy. being active is becoming second nature to me. i make time in my day to just relax or to do absolutely nothing. my daughter wants to see the fan... Read more

  • Sushi

    11/16/2016 2:48:37 PM, by MLIEN913

    Today I want sushi or sashimi. Sadly, the nearest place that sells either doesn't deliver. I may walk there after work but I don't like crossing these roads after dark. The drivers around here are nuts! I could ride with my husband when he takes the dog to the park I guess. There's still so much t... Read more

  • a mild fall day

    11/16/2016 11:52:12 AM, by MOMMY445

    i am getting caught up with a few of my online courses today. my daughter says hello. all of the birds say cheep,cheep. i am taking a live math class this afternoon, to get in some extra practice and to refresh what i already know. it is a nice change of pace for me and it gives me something differe... Read more

  • Emotional eating

    11/15/2016 3:04:55 PM, by MLIEN913

    It's been a really tough few days. I start out with all the right thoughts and plans yet that emotional eating monster takes control. I've been feeling a little run down so I've tried to sleep later in the morning and get more uplifting workouts done. Still, at some point, the food monster awakens. ... Read more

  • A beautiful day

    11/15/2016 10:46:43 AM, by MOMMY445

    i am getting caught up on housework, including laundry, this morning. then i am off to enjoy the rest of my day. my daughter says hi. all of the birds say cheep,cheep! have a terrific day,everyone!... Read more

  • Busy Monday

    11/14/2016 7:35:58 PM, by MLIEN913

    It wasn't bad at work but I tried to keep busy today. I didn't exercise as much as I should have I'm sure. At least I ate better than last week. Well it's time to prepare for Thanksgiving. I'm clearing and rearranging the house. I've got to find something yummy and healthy to make for dinner at th... Read more

  • a beautiful fall day

    11/14/2016 8:12:25 AM, by MOMMY445

    i am getting going on my day. i have some errands to run this morning. i have already gathered up some healthy snacks,water and food to take with me on my travels, so i will not get hungry or thirsty when i am out. my daughter says hi. all of the birds say cheep,cheep! i will find out more details t... Read more

  • Housework

    11/13/2016 3:25:58 PM, by MLIEN913

    Preparations for the holidays has begun. Today I cleared the guest room. I still need to change the bed linens but that's going to be done next Saturday. I had planned to clear out the refrigerator today but cleaning the guest room and bathroom took a lot of time. The guest room had been used as a... Read more

  • Thanksgiving is coming

    11/13/2016 3:22:27 PM, by BOBP56

    Soon you will be going to your families thanksgiving dinner or you are going to cook. For diabetics make sure you watch what you eat and make healthy choices. Here's a tip that may help you. Eat a reasonable, healthy meal before a holiday dinner so you can make good decisions and refrain from o... Read more

  • I love my seahorse dress

    11/13/2016 2:43:17 PM, by SSMITH762

    It's a target dress in the size xl. I picked it up from the thrift store and was really excited by all the little seahorses on it. Im also excited to fit into non-plus size clothes. I had some retail therapy yesterday and picked up junior size xl yoga pants and they fit fine and are really comf... Read more

  • Lovely Saturday

    11/12/2016 7:28:14 PM, by MLIEN913

    Today was brisk and sunny making for a lively Saturday. The last 2 cats had their dental and physical. I did some housework but slept some too. Now to have soup and yogurt for dinner. I may have some hummus and naan for a snack. All in all today was great.... Read more

  • it's saturday

    11/12/2016 8:25:38 AM, by MOMMY445

    i found out the other day that i will have a job, starting the second last week of november! woo hoo! i am soooooo happy! my daughter says hi! all of the birds say cheep,cheep! have a terrific day and a great weekend,everyone!... Read more

  • I really want to eat my frustrations

    11/11/2016 10:27:57 PM, by SSMITH762

    :( this is definitely a day in which I sort of wish I drank alcohol. I've never had it, but I imagine I'd feel better if I had some. I've posted before and my difficulties with my adopted dog. Todsy I took her camping with a group of friends. Her leash got all tangled around the table and I w... Read more

  • it's friday

    11/11/2016 8:55:17 AM, by MOMMY445

    the weekend is here! happy rememberance day to all who celebrate it. my daughter says hi. all of the birds say cheep,cheep! i have some online course work to do later on. i like to learn new things and new ways to do what i have learned already. learning is an ongoing thing for me. have a terrific d... Read more

  • Not feeling like eating today

    11/10/2016 4:36:01 PM, by MLIEN913

    I don't know why but I don't feel like eating today. I've forced myself to eat something for breakfast and lunch but I really don't feel like eating.... Read more

  • a lovely sunny day

    11/10/2016 12:18:26 PM, by MOMMY445

    a day to get outdoors and enjoy. my daughter says hi. all of the birds say cheep,cheep! i'm taking it easy today. i now enjoy being active pretty much every day. have a terrific day,everyone!... Read more

  • Supermoon...

    11/9/2016 7:07:44 PM, by PAZUZURISES

    The Supermoon on November 14th will be the biggest, closest, and brightest Supermoon we have had Since January 26, 1948... and won't see it like this until November 25th 2034 ... can't wait... ... Read more

  • What a world

    11/9/2016 3:53:45 PM, by MLIEN913

    Ok, I know we're here about our journey to a healthier life, but this election has caused many of us stress that can affect our life. The end result of the election has only caused further duress for me personally. I can't say I would have been ecstatic had Mrs Clinton won but the derisive remarks m... Read more

  • I don't normally do this, but I have to say something...

    11/9/2016 2:19:44 PM, by KACEYSW

    The outcome of the election is nothing more than a statement that people are tired of the status quo. Whether or not you feel the results are good, bad, or indifferent, people are tired of being taken advantage of by a system that is extremely broken, rudderless, and wastes taxpayer monies on an ov... Read more

  • a great day!

    11/9/2016 11:27:29 AM, by MOMMY445

    today, it is my parent's 50th wedding anniversary! wishes have been pouring in for them from my many relatives and from their friends. i will more than likely take them to dinner tonight. they do so much for me and my daughter. they are a huge source of love and support for the two of us. all of the... Read more

  • House hunting is fun!

    11/9/2016 8:54:28 AM, by SSMITH762

    Maybe it's the shopping thing, but I've spent the past few days looking at the properties available locally for rent. I was going to do a mobile home, but they didn't seem eager to rent to me and honestly, I can live in a stick built place with a real yard for the same amount of money. I love ... Read more

  • Election day 2016

    11/8/2016 8:08:23 PM, by MLIEN913

    This election has been very traumatic in many ways. Things have been said and done that further divide this nation and very little has been done to fix that. No matter which side of the aisle you are you just have to shake your head at this year's process. Well, I did my part and voted today. It wa... Read more

  • it's tuesday

    11/8/2016 10:56:47 AM, by MOMMY445

    one of my good friends now has a budgie bird for her pet. she loves animals and her bird is soo cute! my daughter says hi! all of the birds say cheep,cheep! have a terrific day,everyone!... Read more

  • Vote!

    11/8/2016 4:56:56 AM, by RAPUNZEL53

    Get out and vote!... Read more