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  • 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

  • August 29 2016 Monday 212.0 Down 88.

    8/29/2016 10:42:36 PM, by MELSMIMI

    Have you ever watched a tv show that is so bad that you aren't sure if it is bad or really good. I started watching Outsiders tonight. Not sure about it yet. Had a good day today. Down snother pound. Slow and sure. I will take it.... Read more

  • Precision, Help, and Other Things

    8/29/2016 2:19:48 PM, by NEOMATTLAC

    On Saturday, I was given a meal plan by my personal trainer. I was quite surprised by how much food was on it until I looked at my current diet. He has condensed roughly what my current diet is to about four hours less a day. That being said, it uses a LOT of chicken (good thing that he left it open... Read more

  • a beautiful sunny day

    8/29/2016 11:09:20 AM, by MOMMY445

    my daughter is all set for school,which begins next week here. we went out yesterday to get her a few more things she needed. she is over the moon with what she got! she is a huge harry potter fan and anything she finds that is harry potter related, she is excited about! she now has a different top... Read more

  • "Vinum est verum"

    8/29/2016 6:53:04 AM, by WRITEMANN1

    Today all my notes, worksheets, plot points start to come together to form the first 25% of my book. Though many of my written ramblings go on for 2-3 steno pages, they were test flights. My first draft goal: 500-700 words a day. Not about to worry about correct grammar, or story continuity, or ch... Read more

  • August 28 2016 Sunday

    8/29/2016 1:35:03 AM, by MELSMIMI

    Had a great day today. Did some pokemon hunting with Melanie!... Read more

  • Inspiration from the Elders

    8/28/2016 8:05:51 AM, by WRITEMANN1

    I have a stenographers notebook 2/3 full of time-travel ideas and how to explain how they work. After much time to deciding which one to use, I've come to the decision that I can't decide. I'm going to give homage to those that wrote before. Those who no longer need to prove themselves worthy of ... Read more

  • August 27 2016 Saturday Kula Sushi

    8/27/2016 9:41:14 PM, by MELSMIMI

    Went pokemon hunting with Mel, Matt and Mario...MMMM...and me Mimi. I just realized all the Ms. We went to McKinney where there are like 50 poke stops. We took over a gym while we were there. My sis called while we were out to meet her for lunch. We went to Kula's in Plano where it is all... Read more

  • Parlar - Praat - Pravit - Speak

    8/27/2016 12:01:20 PM, by WRITEMANN1

    I went to an Indie-Authors festival this morning. About 25 local and regional writers were there. I saw a couple of books that looked interesting, But for some reason many of the writers have a very inflated idea of what there craft is worth. Many had their books priced at twice (or more) what regu... Read more

  • Need some SPARK!

    8/27/2016 10:16:38 AM, by OHMEMEME

    Today's Note: Have not weighed in. I know the scale is up. I just don't have the mental or physical energy right now to schedule in exercise much less do it nor manage emotions. Emotions of all sorts have been running high! Some valid...and others a result of hormones...and lots of guilt from neglec... Read more

  • August 26 2016 Friday Melanie's First Football Game with friends

    8/27/2016 12:08:33 AM, by MELSMIMI

    Didn't do squat today but play Big Fish PC games. Melanie went to the football game and out to eat with friends right after school. This is the first time she has gone out with friends to a game where she isn't in the band meaning tied to one section no running around. She is such a good kid!... Read more

  • Catchphrases, Superheroes, and Frame of Mind

    8/26/2016 2:22:09 PM, by NEOMATTLAC

    Many people see themselves rising in falling daily, and even within a day, with the amount of determination they have for change. With a different frame of mind, people even act differently. The actual psychological definition of frame of mind concerns the state and behaviors of a person in reaction... Read more

  • it's friday

    8/26/2016 1:17:18 PM, by MOMMY445

    my daughter and i are taking it easy today. it is another really warm day here. we are staying cool and hydrated. all of the birds say cheep,cheep. have a wonderful day,everyone!... Read more

  • When in Doubt, Punt.

    8/26/2016 7:31:43 AM, by WRITEMANN1

    Still working with the time-travel idea. My problem is finding a method that is probably not going to be new, but quirky enough to grab attention. I research every idea I come up with and I end up with a list of movies and/or books that have used that idea or similar. I did read an article that... Read more

  • August 25 2016 Thursday

    8/25/2016 7:53:45 PM, by MELSMIMI

    Boo Melanie today. She had to be at the JR team game today to work the sidelines for ROTC. I spent several hours downloading Big Fish games. I love to play the puzzle hidden object games with a good story line and with colors of teal and purple blue and green in the screen layouts.... Read more

  • a bright and sunny day

    8/25/2016 1:28:08 PM, by MOMMY445

    i feel i did really well at the interview this morning. now i am catching up some computer work while my daughter spends some time with one of her good friends. the other day, we spent some time at a park. she loves to go to parks to play and to have fun! it is a really warm day here today. we are k... Read more

  • August 24 2016 Wednesday

    8/24/2016 8:35:26 PM, by MELSMIMI

    Had a fun time with Melanie and three of her friends from school. They are all in the ROTC together. They are all so polite and well mannered and FUNNY!! Of course we went pokemon hunting and we took over the gym at the Wylie high school. GO PIRATES!! One young lady texted Mel after we dropp... Read more

  • August 24 2016 Wednesday

    8/24/2016 8:34:57 PM, by MELSMIMI

    Had a fun time with Melanie and three of her friends from school. They are all in the ROTC together. They are all so polite and well mannered and FUNNY!! Of course we went pokemon hunting and we took over the gym at the Wylie high school. GO PIRATES!! One young lady texted Mel after we droppe... Read more

  • Thankful

    8/24/2016 3:09:24 PM, by SMB1976

    It's been a trying season in life and it's been easy for me to sink into depression and complacency. Thankfully I have some really awesome people in my life that love me, pray for me and help me so that I do not stay in this place. I am looking forward to healthier days ahead.... Read more

  • a warm day

    8/24/2016 11:09:16 AM, by MOMMY445

    i am all ready for my interview tomorrow. today, i heard from another place regarding a different job. i will get in touch with them in a while. it is a very warm day here today. although there is a nice breeze blowing every so often outside. my daughter is meeting up with some of her friends today,... Read more

  • How to Keep Your Local Physicist (somewhat) Sane.

    8/24/2016 7:20:34 AM, by WRITEMANN1

    I don't read much FanFic. Its a very popular genre for both readers and writers. However, its also known as the quick sale genre. But, one can learn even from something not liked. In this case its 'time-travel'. This has been dominating not only Science Fiction, but has seethed its way into other un... Read more

  • August 23 2016 Tuesday

    8/23/2016 10:31:05 PM, by MELSMIMI

    Picked up Melanie and Matt today after school today. I love playing pokemon with these two. We took over the gym at thd high school Stadium. I told Melanie I felt skinny today. I have been at 213 for two weeks now which is a good thing. Now I think I will start to lose again. This usually ... Read more

  • Thank you all!

    8/23/2016 7:44:19 PM, by DOXISRCOOL

    Thank you so much for all the birthday wishes! And here I was depressed that I'm starting down the other side of The Hill. I really was depressed. Your wishes all brightened up my day. Thank you again! Maryann... Read more

  • a beautiful sunny day

    8/23/2016 5:53:34 PM, by MOMMY445

    my daughter says hi to everyone! all of the birds say cheep,cheep! i have an interview for a 1 month contract job on thursday morning. i will do my best. have a great day,everyone!... Read more

  • Framing Time

    8/23/2016 7:55:43 AM, by WRITEMANN1

    After doing some investigating both on-line and 'cara a cara', I'm going to allow myself 6-8 months to finish my 150-200 page novella. Unless I decide to become James Patterson and then its only 6-8 weeks. This will be my first ever project that I will need to use an outline of some form. That's w... Read more

  • Fall Challenge

    8/23/2016 7:12:05 AM, by DEEKELLYE

    I got at least 1 email this morning from the 5% challenge groups I've done in the past. I really miss doing the challenges. The 2016 fall challenge is about to start. Being pregnant, going to school and working I'm not able to do it this time. As soon as I'm cleared for exercise after the baby... Read more

  • August 20 2016 Monday First day of school

    8/22/2016 10:58:22 PM, by MELSMIMI

    Melanie was the first kid at the high school today. The principal took pictures of the kids and posted them He said she was the first Pirate of the new school year! Took her to ROTC session tonight. They are sewing the patches on all the camo uniforms. My great neices, Emmie and Bella, took ... Read more

  • August 19 2016 Sunday

    8/22/2016 10:53:34 PM, by MELSMIMI

    Had a good day with the kids pokekon hunting.... Read more

  • a new day

    8/22/2016 12:58:32 PM, by MOMMY445

    my daughter and i are keeping cool today. it is the first day in a really long time that it has not been extra hot and humid here. earlier this morning, we were at a local park and having fun. today, i have bits and pieces of things to do. i got to speak with a good friend of mine this morning. i ke... Read more

  • Whoops (Procrastination)

    8/22/2016 12:26:18 PM, by NEOMATTLAC

    I had meant to post before now, but things slipped up and kept getting pushed back. This is a common occurance for me, for just about everything. I want to go on a trip, and I keep pushing it back so I can do a bit more planning. My head's going "I'll clean out the pantry tomorrow", "I'll clean ou... Read more

  • Published

    8/21/2016 9:17:13 PM, by WRITEMANN1

    The second and final eccentric episode of female Ozark Assassin Zhanna and her P.I. husband C.T. is now available in paperback from Createspace. Search 'Secret Chronicles of East Aby'. Read more

  • Even Better Mindset

    8/21/2016 8:39:41 PM, by KINGDMSONG

    After the initial blowup last week things have gotten better in my mindset. I have a plan and I just have to execute it, I have regained some hope. I'm cautiously hopeful at this point. 386... Read more

  • August 19 2016 Saturday

    8/20/2016 9:08:18 PM, by MELSMIMI

    Love the overcast cool day for August. What a treat! I just wanted to curl up with a good book. Maybe tomorrow. Sis told me the kreepy is finally running like it should. I would hope so after spending 750.00 on the pool pump lol. Earlier this summer the kreepy up and died so I bought a gene... Read more

  • BBQs, Birthdays and Blah

    8/20/2016 5:13:23 PM, by HALFTWO

    This has been my first (sort of) rough week since I started sparking again. I don't know if it's hormonal or just me relaxing into it too much, but I definitely feel like I need to be careful or I'll slide right into a binge. The two BBQs I went to last weekend did me no good. I have always k... Read more

  • what a warm day

    8/20/2016 9:55:43 AM, by MOMMY445

    it is going to be another warm and humid day here today. my daughter and i are keeping cool and well hydrated. the birds are okay and are in a cool place. i am out running a few errands before it gets too hot outside. i may go and meet up with a good friend of mine later. i will see how i feel and g... Read more

  • August 18 2016 Friday

    8/20/2016 1:22:20 AM, by MELSMIMI

    Sometimes being a homeowner can be a pain in the butt! The stations on the sprinkler system stopped working due to a cellinoid (sp) which cost 125.00. I just spent 2500.00 to get it all upgraded about 3 months ago. Last week it w... Read more

  • Better but Not Back on Track

    8/18/2016 11:45:08 PM, by KINGDMSONG

    I started to feel better today. It still smarts but not as devastating. There's no easy fix but it's better to not be feeling as cynical. I've started planning for the next step and the best way to execute that and get EVERYTHING back on track. 386... Read more

  • August 18 2016 WinStar Road Trip

    8/18/2016 8:00:40 PM, by MELSMIMI

    Melanie and I picked up Drew in Sangar and stayed at the Win Star Casino last night. We headed home today. Melanie drove. It was her first time on a major Interstate highway, first time driving 75, first time driving in the rain ( not at 75 lol) and first out of state trip. I love being abl... Read more

  • it's thursday

    8/18/2016 1:13:05 PM, by MOMMY445

    my daughter and i went shopping to get her a pair of jeans and a pair of shoes for her to wear while she is in school. now we are just hanging out at the local library until it is time to head to her guitar lesson. she really enjoys her lessons and she loves her guitar. all of the birds say cheep,ch... Read more

  • The Epiphany

    8/18/2016 1:12:22 PM, by IAMREEDA

    Earlier this year, during those resolution months, I decided I was going to work on me. My weight, my attitude, my willpower, my relationships, my self-esteem, you know, me. I set some goals and got to work. Somewhere along the line I lost sight of those goals and they seemed too big and I did what ... Read more

  • August 17 2016 Wednesday

    8/17/2016 10:28:17 PM, by MELSMIMI

    Today was such a fun day. After I picked her up from ROTC, we headed to Sanger to pick up Drew, Melanie's best friend. From there we headed to WinStar Casino in Oklahoma. Melanie drove the whole way. I am inpressed at how good she drives and how well she handles the truck. Those two togethe... Read more

  • August 16 2016 Tuesday

    8/17/2016 10:19:21 PM, by MELSMIMI

    Had a busy day with Melanie and running places for AFJROTC. Ate lunch at Cici's with her and Matt.... Read more

  • a lovely day

    8/17/2016 12:42:21 PM, by MOMMY445

    the job i had has now come to an end. now i am looking for other job opportunities. i have already heard from one place regarding job opportunities. i will not give up until i get a steady job that i enjoy. my daughter says hi! all of the birds say cheep,cheep! have a terrific day,everyone!... Read more

  • Bad Day

    8/16/2016 9:59:19 PM, by KINGDMSONG

    ***fair warning*** this is going to be a self indulgent pity party. I'm committed to keep blogging otherwise I wouldn't bother. Feel free to stop reading now. I feel like I had the slats kicked out from under me today. What amounts to a huge personal setback has me whirling. It seems as if... Read more

  • thank you!

    8/16/2016 12:07:40 PM, by MOMMY445

    thank for all the birthday wishes! i had a really great day! my daughter says hi! all of the birds say cheep,cheep! have a terrific day,everyone!... Read more

  • Flooding Continued

    8/16/2016 6:55:21 AM, by DEEKELLYE

    This picture is the street we used to live on. It was taken on Sunday afternoon. The square roof is the bank I used to use. As of last night they were expecting more rain and from the radar my friend posted it looked like it was going to be heavy rain too. Haven't been on facebook much since ... Read more

  • August 15 2016 Monday

    8/15/2016 10:42:38 PM, by MELSMIMI

    Happy Monday! It was so cool today and raining this morning. Melanie, my granddaughter, is in AFJROTC and had a meeting at the high school today. After I picked her up we went hunting pokemon in downtown Wylie with one of her friends. It was so much fun. We took over the Gym there and we ... Read more

  • Today was a Monday

    8/15/2016 9:45:55 PM, by KINGDMSONG

    Work was crazy busy and came home exhausted. It's hard to be motivated to eat right and exercise when you have a day like today so not great in those departments but tomorrow is a new day and new opportunity for both. It's also my 1/2 day at work so no excuses not to hit the gym before everyone else... Read more

  • August 14 2016 Sunday

    8/14/2016 11:20:09 PM, by MELSMIMI

    Hey today was a great day. It was cloudy and cool which is unusual for August. At the grocery store as we were putting our bags in the car we saw this older gentleman on a scooter cart going down the parking front and then he comes back and then there is a lady walking beside him. I told my s... Read more

  • Goals

    8/14/2016 10:52:41 PM, by KINGDMSONG

    Okay so I think declaring some short-term goals is a good start. 1) 10 min of exercise per day 2) hit a minimum of 5,000 steps per day 3) Drink 8 glasses of water per day 4) check in/blog on both sparkpeople and spark coach daily. 386... Read more

  • It's not that easy

    8/14/2016 8:31:16 PM, by JAG-OH

    I'm not proud of it, but I actually hadn't been to the doctors in almost 4 years. Until, this past week. I went to the doctor, and she actually took the time to talk with me about my weight and what I need to do to get healthy. She actually listened to my concerns, my history, and the challenges tha... Read more

  • Floods and School

    8/14/2016 8:26:19 AM, by DEEKELLYE

    The first picture was taken in the apartment complex we used to live in and the second picture was a minute down the road from us later on in the evening. My prayers go to the ones who are affected by the flooding in the Baton Rouge and surrounding area. At least one of my friends that I have... Read more

  • Rien

    8/14/2016 1:11:00 AM, by KINGDMSONG

    I want to be more consistent writing but after staring at the screen for 10 min I still have nothing. No inspiring thoughts today, no milestones. We'll try again tomorrow. 386... Read more

  • August 13 2016 The Best Day Ever!!!

    8/13/2016 6:47:57 PM, by MELSMIMI

    As SpongeBob says "I had the best day ever because I was wearing my new outfit 14/16 top and 18 jeans! My daughter who is a stylist gave me a new hair do! My favorite peeps, my daughter, Lisa, my sister Lisa and my granddaughter, Melanie! We ate at a new japanese restaurant in Plano that ... Read more

  • Fitbitting It

    8/13/2016 1:51:17 PM, by HALFTWO

    I may have mentioned that I received a Fitbit for my birthday last weekend. I wasn't sure about it, thinking I had to get 10,000 steps to meet my goal. It's been a good number of years since I walked that much. I hope to get there, but for now, I want to focus on manageable goals so I don't get d... Read more

  • August 12 2016 Friday

    8/12/2016 10:05:59 PM, by MELSMIMI

    It rained today!!! We were outside in the truck for several hours waiting on my nephew. It was 106 with heat index of 114. It started raining and it went down to 96 and an hour later down to 81. Relief. Hope you all had a fabulous Friday! Did I post my granddaighter's hair color? I think i... Read more

  • August 11 2016 Thursday

    8/11/2016 8:37:41 PM, by MELSMIMI

    My sis came home today from being on vacation in Louisama with my older sis from Alaska. I have been doing great with my eating while she was gone. Hope I can keep it up. Went 100 over but I was 100 under yesterday so I am not concerned.... Read more

  • August 10 2016 Wednesday

    8/11/2016 8:35:05 PM, by MELSMIMI

    Had fun today with Melanie and Robyn. We did a pokemon hunt in Garland.... Read more

  • You Are One in a Minion (Laughs for Friday Eve! )

    8/11/2016 5:45:36 PM, by TREKPURRSON

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  • Where Did I Go?

    8/10/2016 7:38:49 PM, by KINGDMSONG

    **First let me preface this by saying that while I appreciate in advance the kindhearted people who's impulse is to help. The purpose of this is not for a medical diagnosis but more of self reflection.** Something has changed. Sometime over the last year or maybe even two I've changed. My sour... Read more

  • need ideas for healthy dinners on a low carb diet....and go

    8/10/2016 3:28:17 PM, by LUCKY1964

    hey guys if you could leave me links to meal ideas that will help keep this diet going that would rock.... Read more

  • a warm and humid day

    8/10/2016 12:34:35 PM, by MOMMY445

    my daughter and i are keeping cool today and well hydrated. i like my new job. all of the birds say cheep,cheep! have a wonderful day,everyone!... Read more

  • Birthday Cakes And All That Jazz

    8/10/2016 8:41:59 AM, by HALFTWO

    Thank you, GrayGranny for the birthday wishes! It was a pretty special day. My celebrations started on Saturday and went through to last night. It happens that way when you get older and family spreads out. For the second year in a row, I planned something active on my birthday. I think thi... Read more

  • Once Again

    8/9/2016 11:57:28 PM, by KINGDMSONG

    Let's see what we can make of it this time. I keep rebooting here but in the long run at least I'm not totally giving on myself. There seems to be something in my family that says "you can't change so just give up" and I don't want to be that person. It's a strong undertow when you're around that th... Read more

  • August 9 2016 Tuesday Melanie drove my truck!

    8/9/2016 10:00:01 PM, by MELSMIMI

    I like posting my totals. It keeps me accountable. Years ago before smartphones I would email my totals to Forestlittle my accountability partner. Sure do miss her!! I had Melanie take a picture of me :) Hey my thighs arent touching lol!!! My granddaughter passed her writtem driving exa... Read more

  • i feel great!

    8/9/2016 5:07:43 PM, by MOMMY445

    i finally started a new job today and i feel i did really well. i am back to the job on thursday. tomorrow will be a day of rest and of getting what i need ready for the job. my daughter says hi! all of the birds say cheep,cheep! have a great day,everyone!... Read more

  • August 8 2016

    8/8/2016 8:05:51 PM, by MELSMIMI

    Well, I am down to 214.0!! Yea me. That is 86 lbs GFG (Gone for Good). That leaves me 9lbs from my next milestone weight which was 205 when I lived in Hawaii from 97-01. Only 5 lbs to be in the 200s...wowza. Long time no see :) I understand people are shocked when they see my total calories. ... Read more

  • it's monday

    8/8/2016 6:30:14 PM, by MOMMY445

    a warm and sunny day here today. my daughter says hi! all of the birds say cheep,cheep! i start a job tomorrow and it will go for at least two weeks,maybe even longer. i have prepared myself for either option. have a wonderful day,everyone!... Read more

  • Boxing

    8/8/2016 3:26:00 PM, by NEOMATTLAC

    My last entry was about finding your reason. The more I practice boxing, the more passionate I find I am about it. I want to box competitively and I see how my weight loss fits into that. More so, I see how my other goals fit with it. I have a "protector" mentality, and I see boxing as a way to enha... Read more

  • Aug 7 2016

    8/8/2016 1:27:20 AM, by MELSMIMI

    Total calories for Sunday... Read more

  • How I Know It's Working - NSVs

    8/7/2016 11:53:49 AM, by HALFTWO

    If you are new to the weight loss journey, you may not know that NSVs are as important as the number on the scale. NSV means "Non-Scale Victory". This time I am doing my best to focus not just on my weight in numbers but my NSVs. The NSVs are starting to rack up. Portion Control is working m... Read more

  • it's friday!

    8/5/2016 9:56:26 AM, by MOMMY445

    a day to relax and keep cool here today. my daughter says hi! any exercise i do today will mostly be indoors. all of the birds say cheep,cheep! have a terrific day,everyone and a great weekend!... Read more

  • Doctor's Appointment

    8/4/2016 5:58:19 PM, by DEEKELLYE

    So today makes baby appointment number 3. First appointment I weighed in at 220, second appointment I weighed in at 217 and this appointment again at 217. The doctor didn't seem to concerned about the weight loss between appointments number 1 and 2. I did go to the doctor's last week to get so... Read more

  • good afternoon

    8/4/2016 12:01:57 PM, by MOMMY445

    i do not start the job until next tuesday, as my supervisor is off sick until then. that is okay with me. then i can take care of a few other things in the meantime, with the extra time that has become available to me. my daughter says hi and sends hugs! all of the birds say cheep,cheep! have a ter... Read more

  • woo hoo!

    8/3/2016 4:56:52 PM, by MOMMY445

    i start a job tomorrow! woo hoo! hurray! it will go until about the end of september. i am sooo excited! to add to my excitement, my daughter and her soccer team won their game by a score of 11-1! all the more reason to be really happy! i am a genuinely happy person most of the time. now i am extra ... Read more

  • a new day

    8/2/2016 10:39:48 AM, by MOMMY445

    today is the last soccer game for the season for my daughter! she is ready to go and is looking forward to spending some extra time with mommy today. then next weekend, there is a day called fun day where there are fun activities for the kids who played soccer to go to. of course i will be there. i ... Read more

  • Big Announcement

    8/1/2016 4:02:02 PM, by DEEKELLYE

    So Mother's Day weekend I found out I was pregnant. I'm sitting there with the positive pregnancy test like happy mother's day to me. So in June at my first appointment (when this ultrasound was done) I was told I was due January 6th, 2017. I knew I was going to be due sometime in January beca... Read more

  • The Detox is Over ...

    7/31/2016 9:55:53 PM, by JAG-OH

    And I feel fantastic. I was actually sad that the cleanse was over. The juices were tasty, and the program was so simple to follow, it was awesome. I felt energetic and even my arthritis felt better. I was even craving vegetables for the first time, maybe ever. So much so, that at 9pm, I went to Who... Read more