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  • No matter how slow I go,I'm still lapping everyone on the couch!

    10/22/2014 2:43:22 PM, by TREKPURRSON

    I love this, because I have had the same saying(different picture) on my refrigerator as a reminder to get MY walking in, every day, as much as I possibly can, for over a year now! Even though I still walk at "only 2.7 mph" I hav... Read more

  • a nice day

    10/22/2014 1:51:08 PM, by MOMMY445

    i found out today that i did not get that job. that it was given to someone else. although that happened, i am okay with it. i was told of another opportunity that is for a few days next week. i feel i did really well in the interview. i am getting plenty of interview experience. i even used the int... Read more

  • WHEW !!

    10/22/2014 12:29:00 PM, by GRANDMAFRANNY

    TODAY WAS PAYDAY SO RAN AROUND. PAY BILL'S SHOPPING CARD SHOP CVS & THEN HOME. TOMORROW MY FRIEND, GLORIA IS TAKING ME & SUE=SUE TO MICHAEL'S AND THEN SATURDAY A PANCAKE BREAKFAST ME , GLORIA & HER HUSBAND VOLUNTEER . ALMOAT 200 KIDS. SO THAt's my week over . see ya !!... Read more

  • 30 (-29)

    10/22/2014 7:13:32 AM, by WRITEMANN1

    Truth be told, I enjoy reading a good historical fiction novel. Yep. Now let me do some scrubbing clarification: I do not mean those sappy, plot-less, vocabulary level for 3rd graders, de-void of action, romance novels. Sometimes referred to 'regency romance' novels, (actually they're novelettes - t... Read more

  • Meh day

    10/22/2014 1:00:05 AM, by SAMAFIN

    I'm not feeling very motivated today, but I decided that I didn't want to let the day pass by completely without a post. Today, I checked my mail, my mothers mail, my sisters mail, delivered mail to mom/sister/niece, went to bank for mom, took daughters homework to school in time for class, beaded a... Read more

  • Day 7 of the 275 Day Challenge.

    10/22/2014 12:22:40 AM, by SLAPTHEFATCAT

    Day 7 and still on track! I've noticed a considerable difference between my fitness now and just a week ago. I can do my 50 crunches and push ups with much less effort than before. Also, I have noticed that I am able to catch my breath after exercising a bit faster and easier. I can feel my own body... Read more

  • 30 (-28)

    10/21/2014 10:41:57 PM, by WRITEMANN1

    Looks like nighttime has enveloped the remains of the day. The Royals are 0-5 in the 6th of Game 1 of the World Series. It's bed time- More tomorrow.... Read more

  • it's tuesday

    10/21/2014 10:17:40 AM, by MOMMY445

    i am ready for the job interview this afternoon. now i am taking some time to just relax. all of the birds say hi. my daughter sends hugs to all! have a wonderful day,everyone!... Read more

  • 30 (-27)

    10/21/2014 8:48:22 AM, by WRITEMANN1

    Well, I let yesterday surround me. I stayed really busy with classes and getting the house put back in order, preparing meals, that when I sat down to finally rest and relax I fell asleep. My mutt woke me up wanting to go outside and do her 'business', it was midnight. So I lost a day of this ch... Read more

  • I am to getting my healthy on NOW!

    10/21/2014 5:00:32 AM, by JOANIEMARIE64

    Tuesday, 10-21-14 Hi, I'm really tired of seeing 125 on the scale in the morning instead of the evening and today I am doing something about it! :)10-22, I did something about it and this morning the scale read 123. :) Do it again!... Read more

  • Day 6 of the 275 Day Challenge.

    10/21/2014 12:33:59 AM, by SLAPTHEFATCAT

    A few things to report about today. 1) Instead of driving the 5-10 minutes to school, I walked. I took me all of 20 minutes to walk to school. I did the trip twice. So, (20x2)x2= 80 minutes of walking! (20 minutes up, 20 minutes back, with 2 trips) 2) Got my 50 push-ups and crunches in. 3) BUT... Read more

  • no win no lose

    10/20/2014 3:28:47 PM, by SAMAFIN

    Well, I went to the dr and didn't gain or lose any weight, but that's still better than gaining. I haven't been as attentive as I should be to my diet and exercise, so I'd better get cracking. I know that I can do this!... Read more

  • woo hoo!

    10/20/2014 10:20:11 AM, by MOMMY445

    i found out this morning that i have a job interview tomorrow afternoon. woo hoo! i am soo excited about it! it is for a 3 month opportunity, with the possibility of it going 6 months. i am due to hear this week from the place that runs the women's program if i passed both academic assessments or no... Read more

  • 30 (-26)

    10/19/2014 11:34:43 PM, by WRITEMANN1

    It was so one of those days.... There was enough to keep me busy inside; moving furniture back, cooking the meals, writing, reading up on doing NaNoWriMo successfully, watching the Rams and Chiefs do some serious football. So, yeah, I did not leave the house today. I was perusing the Spark Re... Read more

  • Tonight's dinner was Not Lasagne

    10/19/2014 9:24:01 PM, by SAMAFIN

    I was wanting some "comfort" food, just because, and I'm also trying to still be good. I got the stuff I needed for my experiment... Zucchini lean hamburger sausage mushrooms frozen broccoli/cauliflower mix pepperoni Part skim mozzarella skim cottage cheese I thinly sliced t... Read more

  • Day 5 of the 275 day challenge.

    10/19/2014 6:32:29 PM, by SLAPTHEFATCAT

    Sorry, yesterday was horrible. I ate so much sugar that it rivalled me as a kid. LOL. And nothing fitness other than walking around the Ocean City board-walk for a bit. Today, I did okay with nutrition, but a little high in fat. Also, no fitness yet, but as soon as I finish writing this, I am going ... Read more

  • Home from camping a day early

    10/19/2014 12:53:47 PM, by SAMAFIN

    I had a great time camping. It was a bit more crowded than I was expecting for the middle of October, but still was nice. I didn't specifically watch what I ate or drank, just tried to remember my water and avoid processed flours and sugars. With the exception of a couple of tortillas and po... Read more

  • hurray!

    10/19/2014 12:01:13 PM, by MOMMY445

    i received a thank you card from my good friend who is overseas, for the birthday card i sent to him by email. that made my day! my daughter is at a sleepover and will be back home later this afternoon. we had a wonderful day together. all the birds say hello. one of my other friends is getting the ... Read more

  • 10/19/14 Joke of the Day - Especially for Parents

    10/19/2014 11:49:48 AM, by WINDSONG26

    An old county doctor went way out to the boondocks to deliver a baby. It was so far out that there was no electricity. When the doctor arrived, no one was home except for the laboring mother and her 5 year old child. The doctor instructed the child to hold a lantern high so he could see while he hel... Read more

  • 30 (-25)

    10/18/2014 8:59:24 PM, by WRITEMANN1

    Strange day. I was out most of the afternoon and I kept meeting people that I hadn't seen for awhile, and a few others I see at least once a week. However, the strange part was I also had people greeting me that I didn't know, or thought I didn't know. But they knew me. Talk about faking "long time... Read more

  • it's saturday

    10/18/2014 2:00:23 PM, by MOMMY445

    hanging out at the library with my daughter for a while. this morning, we went to see a movie at a community day event at the local cinema. all of the birds say hi. everything is going well for me. have a wonderful day,everyone and a great weekend!... Read more

  • Not Sure What to do

    10/18/2014 10:24:53 AM, by THINKINGSMALLER

    What has happened the past 4 months, I never saw coming or even expected it. I was out to dinner with my husband, who had been out drinking for several hours before we went out. He says he does not know if he wants to be married any more. He has changed and I have not changed with him. I just di... Read more

  • Fancy Date

    10/18/2014 8:02:13 AM, by DEEKELLYE

    Before we started grocery shopping Elijah wanted to have a fancy date with me. We were talking ... Read more

  • 30 (-24)

    10/17/2014 9:14:19 PM, by WRITEMANN1

    Back home. But with 3 rooms of furniture all in our living room and , its slightly crowded. We will start putting stuff back where it belongs Sunday. Its been a 'slow' moving day. I've been motivated to not be motivated. I'm going to get some sleep tonight, and hope for a better 'morrow. ... Read more

  • Day 3 of the 275 day challenge.

    10/17/2014 8:05:27 PM, by SLAPTHEFATCAT

    Just a quick update before my parents visit. I can't wait until tomorrow. I've been staying up really late for the last couple of days because I would just play on the net forever and then go and remember I had homework to do, so ... Read more

  • it's friday

    10/17/2014 9:44:47 AM, by MOMMY445

    my daughter will know by the end of the day today whether or not she made it on the school volleyball team. i am making progress towards my goals, one day at a time. i will get to my goal weight. i am feeling much better today. all of the birds say hi. have a great day,everyone!... Read more

  • Day 2 of 275 day challenge.

    10/17/2014 12:52:44 AM, by SLAPTHEFATCAT

    Sorry for the really late update. I wanted to do all my push ups and crunches before I posted. I've noticed today that it was really hard for me to do all my push ups. But I have noticed with my crunches that I can actively engage... Read more

  • Better Late Than Never

    10/16/2014 7:17:57 PM, by PHYNIXX

    I keep remembering the saying “Better late than never” and that is how I’m feeling now because I FINALLY got it!! I’ve been a member of SP since 2008, without any lasting results and had become quite discouraged. I kept trying to do what worked for others, not realizing it wouldn’t work for me. ... Read more

  • it's thursday

    10/16/2014 9:48:08 AM, by MOMMY445

    my daughter enjoyed the tryout for the volleyball team. she will know by the end of the week if she made it or not. all the birds are doing well and say cheep,cheep. my allergies are flaring up today, so i am pacing myself throughout the day. i did get a better night's sleep last night. have a great... Read more

  • 30 (-23)

    10/16/2014 8:08:05 AM, by WRITEMANN1

    Our Heart Pine floors are being refinished this week, so we've been staying in a near-by fishing cabin until the job is done. The refinishers we have are the only one's we could find, using several resource's, that work primarily with antique wood floors. Especially floors made from trees that are ... Read more

  • Non TOPS meeting

    10/16/2014 7:31:24 AM, by ANGELFMABV

    When I got up yesterday and stepped on the scale I was over from last week and feared I would be over at TOPS last night. Our good Lord intervened...we could not have our meeting as we could not get in the building. For some reason the lock would not open for love or money. No weigh i... Read more

  • 30 (-22)

    10/15/2014 9:47:44 PM, by WRITEMANN1

    This has been a cyber-screw up day. My Wi-Fi connection has dropped to below 2 megs so 75% of the time it's boots me off. Hopefully I'll make it through this blog. Its been a nice day weather wise. My college students attendance seems to be guided by the weather: the nicer it is , th... Read more

  • October check in...

    10/15/2014 9:31:22 PM, by OHMEMEME

    This is me checking in with myself and any Spark friend who checks in. Thanks to all who do. Support here keeps me going. Tongue in cheek...I am up a few pounds, like 4 over the top of my range so that's an increase from last blog in which I was determined to stop the upswing...€... Read more

  • Day 1 of 275 day challenge.

    10/15/2014 9:28:59 PM, by SLAPTHEFATCAT

    Now I understand why I used to like to do push ups and crunches. They SUCK to do, but afterwards I feel powerful, more invincible. I also realized just how unfit I have become since August. I mean, it's a serious difference. Befo... Read more

  • Day 15 of 30

    10/15/2014 2:28:26 PM, by DEEKELLYE

    I just completed day 15 of the squat and kettle bell swing challenges. The numbers are getting bigger every day it's not a rest day. I've come up with a plan on Monday. I break the squats up into groups of 20 and the kettle bell ... Read more

  • it's wednesday

    10/15/2014 11:31:14 AM, by MOMMY445

    i am taking it easy today. i had a restless night last night and did not get a full night's sleep. my daughter says hi! all of the birds are doing well and say cheep,cheep. one of my friends is just about all set for her move to a small town far from the city. she just has a bit of packing to do and... Read more

  • I will maintain or lose

    10/15/2014 7:16:23 AM, by ANGELFMABV

    Today is my day for my TOPS meeting. We meet every Wednesday. I have been a member over a year and a half. This past year I gained all I had lost back and am trying hard to at least maintain or lose. I have an issue with beating myself up during the tough times and regressing to a no contact mod... Read more

  • Day 0 of 275 day challenge.

    10/14/2014 11:24:30 PM, by SLAPTHEFATCAT

    So, in the last month I have made absolutely no progress. This pic is of me at the beginning of September and then me as well last night. No progress, if any it was negative. I've been really lazy lately with "okay" nutrition. So ... Read more

  • 30 (-21)

    10/14/2014 10:43:51 PM, by WRITEMANN1

    It turned out to be a nearly nice afternoon. Nearly, because we had wind gusts in excess of 20m.p.h. at times. But the temp was in the mid-60's. I put my butt in the chair today to write, but all I could manage was a couple of paragraphs. So I just wrote whatever popped into my mind. I got a ... Read more

  • The Struggle is Real

    10/14/2014 1:36:54 PM, by AHEROSWIFEY

    Just like the title says, the struggle is real. I am getting so much better about getting some sort of work out in, no matter how big or how small it may be. The struggle comes from the food. I either eat WAY above my allotted calories or WAY under. I cannot seem to find a middle ground no matter wh... Read more

  • Tuesday Morning Coolness

    10/14/2014 11:35:49 AM, by DEEKELLYE

    It's a cool Tuesday morning. I'm loving it the nice break from the hot weather. It's supposed to be 78 today. I've taken a walk this morning after my shower. I did my squat challenge. It's a rest day on the kettle bell swing chall... Read more

  • it's tuesday

    10/14/2014 11:03:37 AM, by MOMMY445

    i had a great weekend! now i am back to getting caught up with my computer work and with my course work. my daughter says hi. all of the birds are doing well and say cheep,cheep! have a wonderful day,everyone!... Read more

  • 30 (-20)

    10/14/2014 9:58:32 AM, by WRITEMANN1

    This is the kind of day that makes my arthritis in my shoulder happy. Damp, cloudy, an occasional warm breeze. The sun is predicted to make an appearance later this afternoon. If there's any gleaning of positives from this day I guess its; a) I'm 3 miles from the trout fishing capital of MO, a... Read more

  • Mental preparation C

    10/13/2014 10:01:59 PM, by SAMAFIN

    I'm so excited about this upcoming camping trip that I can't stand myself. My last attempted camping trip was cut short when three cute and adorable young grizzly bears started moving in towards our camp. We let them have the place to themselves. This time, we're not letting them push us out. I ... Read more

  • Feeling better

    10/12/2014 10:54:28 PM, by SAMAFIN

    I'm feeling mostly over my cold. I still have a bit of a cough, but that could be because I've always got a bit of a cough and I'm just noticing it a bit more at the moment. I have four more days of horse pills to take, yay. They're in my weekly pill box so that I don't forget to take them. I'm tr... Read more

  • 30 (-19)

    10/12/2014 10:44:52 PM, by WRITEMANN1

    I've been debating with myself about doing NaNoWriMo {National Novel Writing Month} again this year. It's from 11/1-11/30. I did it last year but only got 10K words completed. If you're serious about novel writing, your NaNoWriMo goal is set at 50K. I thought I was serious, but I rarely made the ... Read more

  • not the best weekend, but still here

    10/12/2014 10:08:58 PM, by SAMAFIN

    I didn't get a lot of stuff done that I wanted to. I'm barely on track. I didn't do any beading today, but I've been working like a fiend for the last week or so. I'll put a picture on here to show some of my work.... Read more

  • I Fit in a Costume and Went to a Party for the First Time @ Halloween!

    10/12/2014 7:14:44 PM, by ~INDYGIRL

    I was actually able to shop and put together a costume. Most of even the plus sizes still didn't fit right or look good on me... short and still overweight, but I managed to pull one together and buy it in pieces! Here is a picture. Here is also a picture of the hubby. I did his make up. I'm a... Read more

  • 30 (-18)

    10/12/2014 5:03:06 PM, by WRITEMANN1

    Getting the last few items of furniture moved out of the way for the floor refinishers. I've been in a mental haze all day. It began with waking up this morning. I usually am up and busy between 5-5:30a.m. For some reason I woke up at 8:45a.m. I guess my body needed the rest but it's really th... Read more

  • trying to keep it together this fall

    10/11/2014 11:37:09 PM, by ALLISON_TILBERG

    its getting cold out there, which means my body decided it was a good time to fall off the wagon so to speak. i have to admit im a little disappointed in myself. although at the same time im kind of impressed. i actually stopped working out back in june/july because i did something to my ankle that ... Read more

  • 30 (-17)

    10/11/2014 10:05:31 PM, by WRITEMANN1

    Wife has been at tournament all day. I just got a text saying they were through and going to stop and get something to eat. She's had a LONG day, 6:30am - 7:45pm. I managed to get all but one piece of furniture moved into the living room to make way for the floor refinishers. Thank god for the ... Read more

  • it's saturday

    10/11/2014 9:57:59 AM, by MOMMY445

    a day to get outdoors and enjoy for me. i am catching up on some computer work, then i am outside to enjoy the beautiful weather here. all the birds say hi. my daughter is busy reading a book she got out the other day from the library. have a wonderful day,everyone and a great weekend!... Read more

  • 30 (-16)

    10/11/2014 8:26:46 AM, by WRITEMANN1

    Damp, very cool morning here in the SW MO Ozarks. My oldest daughter and her husband are celebrating their wedding anniversary by flying to Napa (wine) Valley. They are staying in a cabin located in one of the vineyards. On Sunday they will both race in a half-marathon - 13.1 miles winding thr... Read more

  • 30 (-15)

    10/10/2014 11:30:25 PM, by WRITEMANN1

    Not a lot going on. I did the grocery shopping today. Did the coupon thing. Knocked $18 off the total. Coupons work! Wife started her Speech Tournaments today, so about 2-3 week-ends a month she will be gone. Nothing but rain today, finally stopped about 2 hours ago. I joined SMA... Read more

  • 200 over on calories today

    10/10/2014 9:28:22 PM, by SAMAFIN

    I went over. First time since I started, so about twelve days. It was on a "bad" day, and I didn't make my 5 fruits and veggies. I did get all my water in. I'm mondo tired. My brother had a table at an event at the local college and there were a lot of people coming through. He had a class to teac... Read more

  • It's Friday!

    10/10/2014 1:30:11 PM, by DEEKELLYE

    I am in a better mood now than what I was last night and this morning. There are 3 adults living in this apartment and it seems like I am the only who can put away dinner. We had spaghetti last night and the noodles were gone whi... Read more

  • it's friday

    10/10/2014 9:45:41 AM, by MOMMY445

    the start of a long weekend. got my laundry done the other day. my daughter is really looking forward to thanksgiving on monday. she really enjoys that holiday every year. i am also caught up on my course work, so i can get to really enjoy the long weekend here. all the birds say cheep,cheep. have a... Read more

  • 30 (-14)

    10/9/2014 11:53:44 PM, by WRITEMANN1

    The expected rain finally showed up. It was off and on, but when it was on it was driving. Found some forgotten money. I was cleaning away all of the collected clutter on our old computer desk, and I found a folded envelope buried under a lot of junk. It had a date of 2010 on it, and in it was ... Read more

  • Too Adorably Cute Not to Share!

    10/9/2014 5:20:30 PM, by IMAVISION

    for stopping by! I hope that you enjoy this as much as I have. God bless! Read more

  • it's thursday

    10/9/2014 12:13:59 PM, by MOMMY445

    getting caught up with my laundry today. my daughter and all the birds say hi. i am feeling a bit better than i was earlier this week. i am pacing myself today, so i have the energy to focus and do well on two academic assessments tomorrow afternoon. have a fantastic day,everyone!... Read more

  • Rest Day # 2

    10/9/2014 9:21:41 AM, by DEEKELLYE

    Yesterday was a rest day from the squat challenge. Today is a rest day from the kettle bell swing challenge. Today is day 366 of spinning the wheel everyday. 366 days of logging in in a row. I don't know how I managed to pull that... Read more

  • 30 (-13)

    10/9/2014 8:36:43 AM, by WRITEMANN1

    Some interesting Demonstration Speeches from my class: How to saddle a horse - yes, the student bought her horse. A Fainting goat fainting - Fainting goats are a specific breed, if frightened, they faint. How to make hot pepper jelly, how to lace your shoes for the specific sport you play. I've... Read more

  • Should I be grateful for this cold?

    10/8/2014 8:09:43 PM, by SAMAFIN

    I'm actually thinking that it might not be a bad thing that I'm sick for my second week of this adventure. Granted, I'm not moving as much or as fast, but I'm still trying to move. I just don't really want to eat. Today's caloric intake was because I should. I want comfort food, but I know it's j... Read more

  • I Promise!

    10/8/2014 7:41:12 PM, by CLASCOTT

    Stres, stress, stress. That is what I feel like my life has become. I worked hard for many years to reach my career goals, and I have succeeded. Why can't I put that same determination into making myself healthy? I began last week by joining the rookie to 5K program. Was that an eye-opene... Read more

  • a busy day

    10/8/2014 5:45:21 PM, by MOMMY445

    i had an orientation session this afternoon for the women's program i want to get into. i also did a questionnaire and i will do an academic assessment for the same program this friday. my daughter says hi and that her cross country meet went very well. i will tackle my laundry tomorrow, when i will... Read more

  • Rest Day

    10/8/2014 10:08:47 AM, by DEEKELLYE

    Today is a rest day from the squat challenge. Tomorrow is a rest day for the kettle bell challenge. I am going to do the DVDs I borrowed from the library today. One's a kettle bell and the other is a weight lifting DVD. I am going... Read more

  • Morning Meds

    10/8/2014 9:48:48 AM, by SAMAFIN

    After the dr visit on monday, I had to add a huge amoxicillin to my morning and evening meds. I need to remember to eat before I take this one. It's making me feel kinda barfy. Bleh. I'm hoping to wake up a bit more and get at least a little more energy going through my system. My niece and I are p... Read more

  • 30 (-12)

    10/8/2014 7:05:13 AM, by WRITEMANN1

    We got in late last night from the play. I was too tired to blog (wow, talk about a 21st century excuse). The play, Trojan Women, even though it had been scrapped down from 180+ minutes to 50 minutes, was still a tedious bore. Folks, unless you present it in the Nude with fitness models, you jus... Read more

  • a beautiful fall day

    10/7/2014 10:14:44 AM, by MOMMY445

    my good friend made it safely overseas. now comes the chance for the siblings to spend some time together in one place. i got to meet his sister the other day. she is a wonderful lady. he has another sister and a beautiful daughter of his own. they are a close knit family. my daughter had practice f... Read more

  • Energy? What's that?

    10/7/2014 10:00:52 AM, by SAMAFIN

    So, I don't want to eat...that's good. I know that I have to, so I will be more conscious of what I'm eating. I won't do my exercise walk today, since I am burning calories with coughing fits. I'm probably going into Miszoo today with my niece, so I'll have some shopping walk time with her, as much ... Read more

  • 30 (-11)

    10/7/2014 8:37:44 AM, by WRITEMANN1

    Today wife and I are driving into Joplin to see a production of 'Trojan Women' at the University. I wrote about this play in an earlier blog. There are several translations of this Greek tragedy, all of them long and painfully boring. BUT, there maybe is hope: this is an 'experimental' one-hour (yes... Read more

  • Great first week!

    10/6/2014 2:33:06 PM, by SAMAFIN

    I walked five out of seven days and watched my diet for six out of the seven. I lost fourteen pounds! Woohoo! I also have bronchitis and need to be careful not to make myself sicker.... Read more

  • Rough Week.....

    10/6/2014 2:20:41 PM, by AHEROSWIFEY

    Week 1 of my weight loss journey was really a struggle. Was stressed beyond normal, ate super unhealthy. I did get so e workouts in, but it was not enough to make a difference on the scale. While I was lucky enough not to gain any weight, I also didn't lose any. Today is a new week. I will not give ... Read more

  • Peaceful Monday

    10/6/2014 12:58:12 PM, by DEEKELLYE

    Mondays are probably one of my favorite days of the week. Mom and Debbie (my sister) are at work and Elijah is at school and I am left to be home alone. Mondays are the days where the grass gets cut and my laundry gets done. I lo... Read more

  • it's monday

    10/6/2014 12:05:00 PM, by MOMMY445

    i feel like i may have come down with a slight cold. so i am taking it easy again today. my good friend will be leaving later this afternoon to go overseas for a few months. i will definitely miss him and told him so. i got to briefly talk to him a while ago. my daughter was a bit under the weather ... Read more

  • 30 (-10)

    10/6/2014 7:29:42 AM, by WRITEMANN1

    It's Morning. Daughter and granddaughters made it safely back home. Woke up with maximum pain - GONE! It was either the wine, or the extra 30 minutes of sleep, or both. I had changed the time on my I4 and forgot to move the p.m. to a.m. Turned out to be a good mistake. X minus 8 ... Read more

  • My Pursuit of Happiness

    10/5/2014 11:20:17 PM, by PHYNIXX

    For the past 5 years I've been playing the diet game without lasting results. I'd lose weight only to gain it back, plus some. I've been unhappy for so long, that I forgot what it's like to be content. I had placed bandages on all of my emotional scars and hoped for the best. Including losing weight... Read more

  • 30 (-9)

    10/5/2014 11:19:42 PM, by WRITEMANN1

    Never really got to feeling better. Most of the discomfort was in my legs. I took some OTC drugs, nothing. I did try some herbal tea some help relax and calm over active nerves. That caused me to take a nap. When I woke up, I had a neck and back ache. So I gave up, drank a glass of sauvignon blanc,... Read more

  • Today I am fighting my back pain again.

    10/5/2014 4:36:40 PM, by LMMONTES

    But I know that it won't last forever so it isn't too bad. I ate very good yesterday. Today I will be following in the same steps as yesterday. Happy watching my favorite game and team.. Maybe I just need to start ... Read more

  • it's sunday

    10/5/2014 2:00:09 PM, by MOMMY445

    a day to take it easy for me today. my daughter is at a birthday party this afternoon. she looks forward to going whenever she gets invited to one. i got to spend a lot of time with her yesterday. all of the birds say hi. my good friend is just about ready to go overseas tomorrow. only has a few mor... Read more

  • Pony up!

    10/5/2014 12:34:42 PM, by SAMAFIN

    It's been almost a year since I fell off the wagon. I'm climbing back up and heading down this road again. Of course, still not sure how this is going to work when the snow hits, but maybe I can trade raking leaves for shoveling snow. I need people to talk to because I tend to overwhelm the peopl... Read more

  • What do you think of this?

    10/5/2014 6:13:09 AM, by THEENFP

    http://www.fitocracy.com/knowl
    edge/budget-the-luxuries-f
    irst-why-unhealthy-food-ma
    tters-the-most/?utm_source
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    content=content&utm_campaign=budget-luxury When I eat something extravagant, I have no idea what else to eat that day, to stretch out my calo... Read more

  • 30 (-8)

    10/4/2014 10:06:25 PM, by WRITEMANN1

    Eventide. Had a great supper with the family. Wife and daughter went to movies, Gone Girl. I'm granddaughter sitting. About an hour ago I started feeling like warmed over crap. The feeling has only worsened. I would like to go to bed, but granddaughters still 'need' my attention. Oh, well.... Read more

  • Setting here mad at food because I am addicted to it and when I try to eat right I get angry is ther

    10/4/2014 3:46:26 PM, by LMMONTES

    Don't know what to do about these thoughts I know I have had them ever since I can remember. I wish there was another way to look at things. Food should be a friend not an enemy. So is there any other way to be? I have heard the saying "It is not what you are eating it is what is eating you". B... Read more

  • 30 (-7)

    10/4/2014 10:42:25 AM, by WRITEMANN1

    Morning. Made breakfast for daughter and granddaughters. Made notes for next story, 550 words. I got called in to help youngest granddaughter put on her shoes, when I came back oldest granddaughter had somehow deleted my notes. Yes, I had not backed them up!! A Very rookie mistake. ... Read more

  • 30 (-6)

    10/3/2014 9:50:28 PM, by WRITEMANN1

    Granddaughters have been here for two hours and I feel like I need about 10 hours of sleep, now. Active level approaching Very High. If I can sneak off to bed early, I might be able to get up early tomorrow morning and get a little writing in. Otherwise, I take the week-end off from writing. Hmm, ... Read more

  • it's friday

    10/3/2014 10:04:42 AM, by MOMMY445

    the weekend is here! hurray! tomorrow my daughter and i are pretty much spending the day together. we do that at least once a week. a day with just the two of us together. it is sunny here this morning. there is a chance of rain here this afternoon. that is okay. bring it on! all of the birds are do... Read more

  • 30 (-5)

    10/3/2014 8:13:16 AM, by WRITEMANN1

    Doings going on: (I kinda like the useless colon & semi-colon punctuation marks) - (hyphen, too) today daughter and grand-daughters visit for the week-end. Wife and daughter are going to see the uber chick flick 'Gone Girl' , so I get to baby sit granddaughters. We'll make sugar drop cookies, from s... Read more

  • It's Early!

    10/3/2014 6:45:32 AM, by DEEKELLYE

    Thanks to the wind blowing thru my window and moving my blinds I woke up at 3:30 and couldn't go back to sleep and then it started to rain. I laid in bed until about 4:45 because my sister is still sleeping in the make shift dini... Read more

  • 30 (-4)

    10/2/2014 9:57:57 PM, by WRITEMANN1

    I put one of my short story's out of sight for the next 2 weeks. Then I'll go back and edit, lovingly referred to as 'killing the baby". In the mean time I'll re-read my garbage scow collection of ideas to come up with story #3 of 4. When I finish these stories, I'll probably start submitting one or... Read more

  • Evil Squats

    10/2/2014 2:00:45 PM, by DEEKELLYE

    Today is day 2 of the 30 day challenges. Between my shoulder blades are a little sore from the kettle bell swings. My legs feel like death from the squats. I ge... Read more

  • Simple Things

    10/2/2014 11:16:14 AM, by CATHRINE2010

    As fall approaches here in eastern Pennsylvania and the leaves are turning I am reminded that is is the simple things that make life better. I love this time of year for the crispness of the morning air. It makes you want to get outside and experience life. The crunch of the leaves as you run on yo... Read more

  • it's thursday

    10/2/2014 10:58:10 AM, by MOMMY445

    another beautiful day has begun. my daughter says hi! all of the birds are doing well. i have a mix of tasks to get done today. i am taking a break now before i do some more of them. have a great day,everyone!... Read more

  • 30 (-3)

    10/2/2014 8:21:35 AM, by WRITEMANN1

    Watching a cooking show of my favorite Canuck, Chef Lynn Crawford. She's won most of the awards a chef can win, yet she's probably the most down to earth celebrity chef out there. After a re-read of my rough draft it seems my antagonist is more likable than my protagonist. Guess I could turn m... Read more

  • 30 (-2)

    10/1/2014 10:42:38 PM, by WRITEMANN1

    I finished grading the mandatory standardized tests (read 'worthless'). Quite a few grades below average. This result is due to the fact that 75% of the questions cover areas not covered by the course syllabus. I either teach the syllabus or I teach to the test. Ahh, the challenges of teaching in a... Read more

  • Challenges

    10/1/2014 3:05:41 PM, by DEEKELLYE

    Today my sister and I were planning on going to the library. Her friend from work came over to disinfect the apartment and to give my sister some cold meds and then we went to Target, Dirt Cheap and the library and then Chick Fil... Read more

  • it's wednesday

    10/1/2014 11:35:01 AM, by MOMMY445

    a new month has begun. my daughter likes going to the library at least once a week and so do i. my good friend is getting ready to go on an overseas trip. so i spent some time there yesterday. all of the birds say hi. my allergies are flaring up a bit today, so i will pace myself and not do too much... Read more

  • 30 (-1)

    10/1/2014 7:02:42 AM, by WRITEMANN1

    Woke up feeling good. Got in 7 hours of sleep. Entered some grades so my pseudo-OCD students can calm down. Need to finish a character trait sketch of my short story's antagonist. Looks to be a nice day on the ol' horizon.... Read more

  • Exactly what does a dog see?

    9/30/2014 6:41:31 PM, by IMAVISION

    & for checking this out. If you have ever been curious about what dogs see, this will afford excellent insight on that matter. As... Read more

  • The Journey Starts NOW!

    9/30/2014 11:21:02 AM, by AHEROSWIFEY

    A new chapter in mine and my husbands life changed 3 weeks ago when we welcomed our rainbow baby into our family. Now come feb, another chapter will start where we switch from the full time military lifestyle, back to the civilian lifestyle. A lot of changes coming, a lot of stress to include moving... Read more