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  • My accountibility and food diary day seven.

    12/5/2016 6:24:23 AM, by ARTHONES

    Thank-you everyone for your concern for Glenda she's pulled up pretty well and a lot better today. My breakfast 2 small tubs of yoghurt 1 tuna and cheese toasted sandwich. Lunch Today l had a fatblasters meal replacemet and banana. Dinner 2 tuna, cheese and sweet chilli sauce toasted sandwiches... Read more

  • Relaxing, Pain, Jury Duty and Death

    12/4/2016 4:33:09 PM, by RASHELLESKY

    After helping my mom with house duties while I'm here to help during her cancer treatment and issues I'm in quite a bit more pain than I normally am which I had pretty much stopped feeling that way (with my degenerative disc issues) and (my horrendous arthritis of a variety of kinds since 1976... Read more

  • stress eating

    12/4/2016 10:29:07 AM, by LOISALLEN

    End result of having the stepdaughter come visit . She is into drugs and god knows what else. anyhow, I ended up eating a big piece of apple pie and big carmel roll over the course of three days she was here. On the plus side got to meet new grandson who is 5 months old for the first time... Read more

  • My accountibility and food diary.

    12/4/2016 6:15:44 AM, by ARTHONES

    Hello it Sunday evening and another day is neally over, its been a lazy day, l havent done much, diden't even get to service this morning, Glenda wasent well enough so we stayed home Glen rested most of the day and is a bit better than she was this morning, I havent got in any walking or exercise as... Read more

  • Worked outside

    12/3/2016 5:37:46 PM, by RASHELLESKY

    Worked for many hours today winterizing, covering up furniture and power washing the patio and many other things... I know I will pay for it tomorrow but mom cant do it.. Gotta do what I gotta do! ... Read more

  • My accountibility and food 5.

    12/3/2016 9:04:10 AM, by ARTHONES

    Its Sunday morning just after midnight again and time to hit the hay but first my blog. Today is going to be a warm one 33 celcius. Day 5 Breakfast 1 quartre cup of rolled oats I cup of skim milk 1 banana Touch of honey Lunch 4 pieces of wholemeal bread 2 slices of cheese 2 eggs 2 tbl/s of peanut... Read more

  • Allied Movie

    12/2/2016 6:13:54 PM, by RASHELLESKY

    I went to this movie today with my mom and her friend... For me personally, I wasn't impressed.. Good acting from the female lead for sure... but, I could have skipped a theater cost and just waited for this on TV or netflix... Anyone else see it? What did you think...... Read more

  • My accountibility and food diary day 4.

    12/2/2016 7:58:15 AM, by ARTHONES

    Its knocking on the door of midnight and lm pretty wrecked but l want t o keep it going so here go's. My breakfast 1 quarter of a cup of rolled oats 1 cup of skim milk A touch of honey Lunch 4 slices of wholemeal bread 1 banana 2tbl/s of peanut butter Dinner 2 slice's of wholemeal brea... Read more

  • Dinner was nice..

    12/1/2016 6:52:23 PM, by RASHELLESKY

    I had a nice dinner with my in-laws who happen to live in the same town out of state my mother does. My husband isn't with me but I made the effort to meet up with them :)... Read more

  • My accountibility and food diary day 3.

    12/1/2016 9:51:02 AM, by ARTHONES

    Day three was more of a rewarding day of better choices but still not what ld call a great day, you know what ? l did it hard the same as you guys have and most likely do at times but l enjoyed it and it gave me a buzz knowing l have to make the right choices or have to face the embarressment of pu... Read more


    11/30/2016 9:59:38 PM, by ICECUB

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  • Appointment Results for Chemo, No Go

    11/30/2016 5:07:12 PM, by RASHELLESKY

    So we went up to town to see the doctor and get word on the results. I'm not impressed at all with how things have to be done. The doctor said that to get the results they have to wait on 'this insurance and that insurance and this thing and that thing''.... ERMMMM meanwhile, my mo... Read more

  • My accountibility and food diary Day 2

    11/30/2016 8:15:10 AM, by ARTHONES

    Im ashamed to say day two was a flop. For breakfast my day started off well wth a bowl of porridge consisting of a third of a cup of rolled oats One and a half bananas a cup and a half of skim milk and a touch of honey. For lunch My good friend Bill is home from hospital I took him out to pay so... Read more

  • Fresh Start

    11/30/2016 1:57:32 AM, by VIDYARP

    A wise man once said - "Only a fool will continue doing the same thing and expect a different result". I am the fool he is referring to. At least thats what i'd like to believe. I have lived in denial all these years. Made some small attempts in between to get fit but never had the willpower or pers... Read more


    11/29/2016 8:55:32 PM, by ICECUB


  • Things: Lake water, Statue and Chimes

    11/29/2016 4:24:51 PM, by RASHELLESKY

    I have always loved the little things my mom puts in her yard.. This statue is nice... Mom has always had a fantastic garden with beautiful flowers and now there isn't anything really around her house... I hope to in the spring at least do something for her to have at least potted plants up on h... Read more

  • My acountibillity and food diary blog.

    11/29/2016 6:41:59 AM, by ARTHONES

    Good evening sparkfriend, Tonight l going to post the first of many of my daily accountibility and food diary blogs consisting of my daily journey to better health and weightloss Tonight l weighed in at 129.2 kilo's equivelent to a speck under 285 pounds and have set a healthier goal weight of 74 ki... Read more

  • Exercise out of town...

    11/28/2016 5:59:03 PM, by RASHELLESKY

    Well, the Thanksgiving family visit is over and I made it up to my Mom's local Planet Fitness. So *YAY for me. I did my walking and tanning and Hydro massage. Something I was missing from home. I'm so thankful there is a place here I can go to. My mom has a treadmill and bike and ro... Read more

  • The tire..

    11/27/2016 4:24:40 PM, by RASHELLESKY

    My brother and his family were heading out to go home back to Ohio. They had loaded up their truck full of items in the bed of the truck and left the house about 5 minutes before my mother and I did to take the trash up to the dump. As soon as I crossed the railroad track there was a tire in the mid... Read more

  • Silly fun

    11/26/2016 5:35:35 PM, by RASHELLESKY

    Enjoying my last full day with the little angel. Gabrielle.. my niece... My brother and Gabrielle helped me change my mom's American flag outside on the pole today and we shared the importance on never touching the ground with the flag. Mom took photos of us and our team work. Visit is very m... Read more

  • My 21st and last post of being greatful.

    11/25/2016 2:06:22 PM, by ARTHONES

    Good morning this is my last post of 21 days of being greatful and my day is just starting and as l already know what lm going to put down for today lll post it now. Today lm greatful as l are every day for this site and you wonderful encouraging and supportive people, thankyou all for being there r... Read more

  • Cancer Clothes

    11/25/2016 10:35:12 AM, by RASHELLESKY

    In light of Mom's diagnosis I bought her a Think Pink outfit. She feels like a little kid wearing it hehe. She didn't have any clothes her size for sweat pants and sweatshirt so I hooked her up! Hehe... Read more

  • Day Twenty of being greatful.

    11/25/2016 8:07:09 AM, by ARTHONES

    Today lm grateful as l should be and are everyday . What for might be the question. Everything... Read more

  • What a day

    11/24/2016 4:24:43 PM, by RASHELLESKY

    Visit is going nice. This is my brother. We were in a panic this morning because the turkey we had defrosted went bad or had a hole in the bag in the tub and started to turn black so I spent most of the morning hunting down a thawed out fresh turkey. The oncologist appointment for my mother ne... Read more

  • Day nineteen of being grateful.

    11/24/2016 9:17:33 AM, by ARTHONES

    Today lm really greatful for the bible study group l attended the study was on Matthew 5 the be attitudes . God is so good and lm greatful, greatful and greatful for that.... Read more

  • Doctor and family...

    11/23/2016 11:42:38 AM, by RASHELLESKY

    Going to try to stay strong on my food plan.. will be hard at moms house as that's my comfort food but she planned ahead with high protein for me so we shall see. Taking my mom to the oncologist today to get more results... crossing fingers. My brother and his family showed up while we sle... Read more

  • Day eighteen of being grateful.

    11/23/2016 9:40:32 AM, by ARTHONES

    Today lm grateful for my wife Glenda being able to have a day out with her friend and watch a movie together she had an enjoyable day and lm very grateful she could do that as well as coming to visit my friend Bill this evening in hospital with me and lm also grateful again that lm ready to hit the... Read more

  • Day seventeen of being greatful

    11/22/2016 7:27:53 AM, by ARTHONES

    Today lm greatful for the rain and cooler weather after yesterdays hot one and my family pet cat ''Bubba''... Read more

  • On plane!

    11/22/2016 6:32:36 AM, by RASHELLESKY

    Off I go for a while away from home. Wishing everyone in the states a Happy holiday week and safe travels.... Read more

  • Download App Not Giving points

    11/21/2016 9:57:05 PM, by RASHELLESKY

    I have it on my phone but the website never recognizes I got it. I've tried removing and redownloading many times. Never works. Any ideas!? @coaches #coaches... Read more

  • Packing

    11/21/2016 11:23:23 AM, by RASHELLESKY

    Doing laundry, very tired after this past week being busy with friends at the beach but I'm thrilled that my 'cheat week' didn't totally demolish my goals. I actually lost weight. Thrilled. Heading to airport to board by 6am so I have to leave for airport around 4am. Tireddddd! B... Read more

  • Day sixteen of being grateful

    11/21/2016 10:38:45 AM, by ARTHONES

    To day lm grateful that lm off to sleep as its 2.38am and lm tied as. Goodnight Sparkfriend... Read more

  • Home and Going Again

    11/20/2016 7:29:09 PM, by RASHELLESKY

    Home from my week at the beach. Had a great time. One day to clean my things and re-pack and then flying off to North Carolina.... Read more

  • Day fifteen of being grateful

    11/20/2016 8:54:06 AM, by ARTHONES

    Today lm greatful for my wife Glenda and the time l could spend with her also for the time l could spend visiting my friend Bill at hospital, catching up with brothers and sisters in Christ this morning and the great message during the service.... Read more

  • What happens when you stop tracking

    11/20/2016 2:54:35 AM, by OLYMUM

    What happens when you stop tracking your food intake, your water intake, exercise, etc? I will tell you. You gain weight. I stopped in September. I do not know why it has taken me so long to get back.... Read more

  • Birthday

    11/19/2016 8:36:37 AM, by RASHELLESKY

    Had a lovely meal at my favorite beach seafood place last night. Yum... Read more

  • Day fourteen of being grateful.

    11/19/2016 6:51:08 AM, by ARTHONES

    Today l was greatful that l had dad,son time with one of my sons and that l could be there for him.... Read more

  • Day Thirteen of being greatful.

    11/18/2016 7:31:09 AM, by ARTHONES

    Today l was greatful that l had a restful day and a day closer to my surgery.... Read more

  • Day twelve of being greatful.

    11/18/2016 7:23:48 AM, by ARTHONES

    Day twelve of being greatful was a bit of a hard day as the hospital had a overflow of broken arms and legs over the day and understandably they are priority and my knee surgery was cancelled ,l really do understand it was just a bit hard to take doing the preparation for surgery and then it gets kn... Read more

  • Happy today

    11/17/2016 2:35:12 PM, by RASHELLESKY

    Boat cruise tonight... Read more

  • Day eleven of being greatful

    11/16/2016 9:52:14 AM, by ARTHONES

    Well its been a big day and lve been flat out, what lm really greatful for today is my family, we came together for dinner and a get together before surgery, we had fish and chips and a good time in each others company. I dont know when lll be on next but lll be back soon and l want you all to know... Read more

  • Having a lovely time

    11/16/2016 7:49:19 AM, by RASHELLESKY

    Sitting on the beach having coffee that is all.... Read more

  • Day ten of being grateful.

    11/15/2016 7:28:46 AM, by ARTHONES

    Today lm really grateful that lm another day closer to Thursday, the day lm finally having surgery, a full knee replacement on my left leg that will ease the pain lve been suffering with for so many years 24 / 7 and of course my great and very beautiful wife Glenda whom lm greatly greatful that she ... Read more

  • Beach tomorrow... for a week stay

    11/14/2016 10:26:55 PM, by RASHELLESKY

    This is cheat week for me all week after 3 months strong. Enjoying it and not feeling guilty at all.... Read more

  • Day nine of being grateful.

    11/14/2016 6:10:50 AM, by ARTHONES

    Ive just been going through my day and thinking what l can share that lm grateful for and Wow , we have so much to be grateful for each and everyone of us everyday , every second the air that we breathe , the blood that runs through our veins the heart we have that pumps it through them that helps k... Read more

  • My friend arrived..

    11/13/2016 12:02:24 PM, by RASHELLESKY

    My friend arrived safe and sound. Going to a concert tonight- Evanescence. ... Read more

  • Day eight of being grateful.

    11/13/2016 7:23:35 AM, by ARTHONES

    Today lm grateful that its Sunday and l had a good morning of fellowship with my brothers and sisters in Christ and the rest of the day with my family.... Read more

  • My tree

    11/12/2016 12:07:32 PM, by RASHELLESKY

    Yup I put it up wayyyyy early, and it's old, and fake, but full of things made from all the foster kids I used to take care of. :) I'll be out of town this week until Dec 10th or later so I thought it would be good to just get it up! ... Read more

  • Not much going on..

    11/12/2016 9:55:18 AM, by RASHELLESKY

    My friend arrive this evening from London, UK. Her flight is 1 hour delayed and my drive to the airport will be about 1 hr and 20 minutes just to get there. Hoping all goes well and I get her back to the house safely! Weight goals still moving along... Still on target. This upcoming week ... Read more

  • Day seven of being grateful.

    11/12/2016 7:19:21 AM, by ARTHONES

    Today lm grateful for my life.... Read more

  • Day six of being grateful.

    11/11/2016 7:44:48 AM, by ARTHONES

    Today lm grateful for my being able to have my lawns cut a new splitsystem installed in our lounge ready for summer also my wife Glenda and my son Will and the lovely meal he put together for us this evening a delicious chicken teryarki Asian mushroom and veggie stir fry with hoki noodles.... Read more

  • Ty Vets

    11/11/2016 2:00:56 AM, by RASHELLESKY

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  • Official weight

    11/10/2016 3:24:18 PM, by LOISALLEN

    I try to keep my official weigh in to every 8 weeks at my rheumatologist. Today I was 177 ... 30 lbs gone. One pound less than my scale read!! I'm always excited to show a loss when I come here because dr has been after me to lose weight for 10 years. He always said it would help my psoriatic art... Read more

  • My computer area..

    11/10/2016 2:41:31 PM, by RASHELLESKY

    I started on a redo project- With my disabilities it is hard to move and fix things but I hated my cabinets and area- it didn't suit me at all. I've been working daily to revamp my house and clean and etc but I finally finished painting, recovering the doors, installing new hardware and cleanin... Read more

  • Day five of being Grateful.

    11/10/2016 6:17:45 AM, by ARTHONES

    Today lm grateful for the time l had with four of my sons and one of my daughters dropping in for a visit this evening also that my surgery day is only seven days away.... Read more

  • Pain level is up..

    11/9/2016 10:32:24 AM, by RASHELLESKY

    Cleaning still isn't finished. My husband fly's home later today I wish I could finish before he comes home- always feels like a 'big surprise' to unwrap and 'present' my good work for the house. I just don't know if I have it in me to get all of what I want done. Our guest is due to arrive i... Read more

  • Day 4 Of being Grateful.

    11/9/2016 8:02:29 AM, by ARTHONES

    To day lm Grateful for my Spakfriends and their comments, support an encouragement.... Read more

  • Cleaning

    11/8/2016 4:58:38 PM, by RASHELLESKY

    It's so awesome to be able to clean like I want to! I've been cleaning non-stop for days about 10-12 hours a day and I am loving the results throughout my house! It's never going to be exactly how I'd like it I don't want to be spending a bunch of money to really re-do everything like I'd like... Read more

  • Day 3 of being grateful. My friend Bill.

    11/8/2016 7:45:44 AM, by ARTHONES

    Today lm grateful for my friend Bill, and that l could get into visit him in hospital and spend some time with him as hes been unwell for sometime now, hes a good friend and lm very grateful for his friendship.... Read more

  • Finally Will Be Back Online Tomorrow

    11/8/2016 12:31:24 AM, by TAMMYD45

    Oh my everyone. I am so sorry for the long delay in posting. Anywho, I am on tonight to let you know that I will have full internet tomorrow :) I would have had it today but they had to locate the signal and by the time they got to the pole it was real dark and not very safe to be i... Read more

  • Day two of being Grateful.

    11/7/2016 7:52:49 AM, by ARTHONES

    Today lm very grateful that l could take Glenda my wife to the movies and enjoy a great evening with my best friend.... Read more

  • Beef Brisket MMM

    11/7/2016 12:35:05 AM, by RASHELLESKY

    I'm personally doing a high protein diet.. My husband left out-of-town yesterday and he's not particularly fond of beef brisket but my mother made it for us a lot growing up and I love it. I decided to just toss some in the oven today while cleaning for about 10 hrs today and I still have... Read more

  • bad eating

    11/6/2016 11:28:02 AM, by LOISALLEN

    What a busy week and a half ! Unfortunately i haven't been making wise eating decisions.... like yesterday's half a funnel cake at the craft show.(but it was so yummy) and a couple of fast food days. But I am determined to put it behind me.. this is a new week and I'm going to get back on track.... Read more

  • Dare to say , "No"

    11/5/2016 5:13:39 PM, by RASHELLESKY

    You may suffer from any one of a collage of ailments. It could be OCD, ADD, ADHD, Anxiety, PTSD or you name it, there is a name 'for' it.... but one of the secrets of success is to stay grounded during any weight transformation. There is a balance within your own life to others lives that yo... Read more

  • Being Grateful.

    11/5/2016 2:18:58 PM, by ARTHONES

    One of my Sparkfriends has been blogging what she is grateful for every day for twenty one days, l think so it becomes a habit to be grateful and l think its cool and seeming its day twenty one today and her last day Im making this my first day of twenty one to blog about some of the things Im grate... Read more