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  • 7/31/14

    7/31/2014 1:06:53 PM, by RHOOK20047

    Well another month is exiting, and my plateau is hanging on. I am hoping that it is ending as I do see maybe a 2 lbs loss this week, but I don't want to jinx it. I am hoping next week will be better. Work has slowed down somewhat, but I will have a couple more weeks this summer that will have 60 ... Read more

  • July 26

    7/26/2014 11:33:22 AM, by RAIHALA68

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  • 7/25/14

    7/25/2014 10:05:40 PM, by RHOOK20047

    Fortunately, this week has slowed down some. I took today off work to spend working on things that keep being put on the back burner. I shocked my wife by cleaning the house and making all the beds and starting the laundry for her and doing some of the grocery shopping. That was a NSV for me toda... Read more

  • Be Happy for This Moment

    7/22/2014 3:31:55 AM, by PEAR-170

    Omar Khayyam was an Islamic scholar who was a poet as well as a mathematician. He compiled astronomical tables and contributed to calendar reform and discovered a geometrical method of solving cubic equations by intersecting a ... Read more

  • Resistance training tips

    7/21/2014 8:53:21 AM, by CONFIDENTLY_FIT

    Over the weekend I had the chance to attend two more workshops held at the Y. I wanted to share some tips on resistance training that I thought were worth mentioning. If you have any questions or wanna know more, drop me a line:) *Form over anything else. I know for most of us this is a no-bra... Read more

  • 7/18/14

    7/17/2014 11:29:28 PM, by RHOOK20047

    Life is challenging me this week. After taking Friday and Monday off, I have worked three 12 hours days, and have to work the weekend. I almost fell into some b ad habits, one night the guys I worked with went for beers after work last night, and tonight they went to White Castle after work. I wa... Read more

  • July 17

    7/17/2014 11:12:40 PM, by RAIHALA68

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  • ďGet Off The Scale!

    7/17/2014 6:49:24 PM, by PEAR-170

    You are beautiful. Your beauty, just like your capacity for life, happiness, and success, is immeasurable. Day after day, countless people across the globe get on a scale in search of validation of beauty and social acceptance. ... Read more

  • Dare to Be

    7/17/2014 6:30:58 PM, by PEAR-170

    Dare to Be When a new day begins, dare to smile gratefully. When there is darkness, dare to be the first to shine a light. When there is injustice, dare to be the first to condemn it. When something seems difficult, ... Read more

  • July 16

    7/17/2014 1:06:23 AM, by RAIHALA68

    30 Things to Start Doing for Yourself #10 Start creating your own happiness. Ė If you are waiting for someone else to make you happy, youíre missing out. Smile because you can. Choose happiness. Be the change you want to see in the world. Be happy with who you are now, and let your positivi... Read more

  • Summer update 5

    7/16/2014 2:50:05 PM, by CONFIDENTLY_FIT

    *No new fitness achievements. We haven't had jump rope or rope climb on our workouts for awhile. Of course that means I have not practiced either:) *Boot camp planning is coming right along! Lots of samples and I have almost all the details ironed out:) *Been subbing lots at the new gym:) Co... Read more

  • back at this!

    7/16/2014 11:56:06 AM, by WIGGLEMETHIN

    on july 3rd i had my wellness check up. well it didn't go so good. i had gained 9lbs in 4mos, the Dr told me i had to get the weight off or i'm looking at knee surgery which i don't want. i have been cutting back on my eating, i am only eating the serving size now, i fix all my lunches & snacks the ... Read more

  • Things are looking up....and going on a little vacation!

    7/16/2014 8:41:03 AM, by KELLIE453

    Things are finally settling down in my life right now after several years of pure chaos. I am working hard to find myself again, get on a routine of healthy eating, drinking a gallon of water each day and starting to exercise. I am starting to feel a little better each day. My husband has i... Read more

  • My Flight

    7/16/2014 1:38:19 AM, by PEAR-170

    ďI have come to accept the feeling of not knowing where I am going. And I have trained myself to love it. Because it is only when we are suspended in mid-air with no landing in sight, that we force our wings to unravel and alas... Read more

  • Eliyah Called!!!

    7/16/2014 1:36:45 AM, by RAIHALA68

    Eliyah called. We are now friends on Facebook. She is almost 16. She is graduating early, this will be her senior year. She is going to college to be a special education teacher. =D So proud!!! 30 Things to Start Doing for Yourself #9 Start enjoying the things you already have. Ė The problem ... Read more

  • 10 Ways to Stop Sugar Cravings

    7/16/2014 1:27:05 AM, by PEAR-170

    ē Increase your protein intake Our bodies often exhibit cravings for sweets when the actual need is protein. ē Remove temptations Conscious efforts should be made to clear your refrigerator and pantry of cake, ice cream,... Read more

  • Big, Fat Food Fibs

    7/15/2014 8:11:27 PM, by PEAR-170

    We've all been handed advice about food and its effects on the body, on how certain foods are good while others are pure evil. Here's the scoop on six of my favorite nutrition myths. MYTH #1: There are good foods and bad foo... Read more

  • Sit Up Tracking

    7/14/2014 11:13:40 PM, by RAIHALA68

    I need to do an average of 60 reverse crunches/bicycle crunches per day, or 1080. Added to what I've previously done (which I will document late... Read more

  • July 14

    7/14/2014 10:29:34 PM, by RAIHALA68

    30 Things to Start Doing for Yourself #8 Start being more polite to yourself. Ė If you had a friend who spoke to you in the same way that you sometimes speak to yourself, how long would you allow that person to be your friend? The way you treat yourself sets the standard for others. You must ... Read more

  • The Best Thing is LIFE

    7/13/2014 6:14:17 PM, by PEAR-170

    This life is what you make it. No matter what, you're going to mess up sometimes, it's a universal truth. But the good part is you get to decide how you're going to mess it up. Girls will be your friends - they'll act like it anyw... Read more

  • No Catchy Titles =)

    7/13/2014 4:26:36 PM, by RAIHALA68

    30 Things to Start Doing for Yourself #7 Start valuing the lessons your mistakes teach you. Ė Mistakes are okay; theyíre the stepping stones of progress. If youíre not failing from time to time, youíre not trying hard enough and youíre not learning. Take risks, stumble, fall, and then get up ... Read more

  • 4 Tricks to Fake out My Appetite

    7/13/2014 3:30:46 PM, by PEAR-170

    Donít skip meals. Get your three square and a snack, and to keep your blood sugar levels stable and hunger hormones under control, donít go longer than four hours without eating. ... Read more

  • 6 Anti-Inflammatory Foods to Try

    7/13/2014 3:07:31 PM, by PEAR-170

    Got chronic pain? Well, I Do and I was told that part of my problem may be attributed to inflammation, a protective response by the immune system to any type of bodily injury. The relationship between inflamm... Read more

  • The Wolf You Feed

    7/13/2014 11:48:59 AM, by JANCARD

    I ran across this story while searching the internet for a reading. I'd thought I'd share, plus save it here for myself for later: An old Cherokee is teaching his grandson about life. ďA fight is going on inside me,Ē he said to the boy. ďIt is a terrible fight and it is betwe... Read more

  • Alligator Pear Salad

    7/12/2014 9:24:27 PM, by PEAR-170

    Did you know Avocados are also known as Alligator Pears? (Wikipedia) If you think about it, it really does look like an alligator pear. Your kids may like this name better than 'avocado'. Health Benefits of Avocados: Contains heart healthy Oleic acid The special carotenoids in Avocados ... Read more

  • 4 Things to Reduce Stress and Clutter

    7/12/2014 6:17:29 PM, by PEAR-170

    As much as we joke about it, living with clutter can be a serious problem that can significantly and adversely affect our lives. I have seen it in my own familyís life (when we were in the process of remodeling) and there have be... Read more

  • Exercising while watching movies

    7/12/2014 3:04:33 PM, by RAIHALA68

    I'm letting myself watch a movie almost every night this summer. I would watch one every night, but some nights I forget cause I'm doing other stuff. But I am watching movies on Amazon Prime and during the first 30-45 mins of the movie I am using my exercycle, on the resistance setting of 3. I get a... Read more

  • Summer update 4

    7/12/2014 6:51:43 AM, by CONFIDENTLY_FIT

    Summer is going too fast!! I really wish I could freeze time or save it in a bottle:) My goal is to one day live as stress free as I am over the summer. I'm working on it:) *Workouts are awesome! *No progress on the rope or jump rope. *Swam 22 laps which is about a 1/4 mile. Previous max w... Read more

  • LIFE

    7/11/2014 4:37:55 PM, by PEAR-170

    ďLife is like a game of chess. To win you have to make a move. Knowing which move to make comes with IN-SIGHT and knowledge, and by learning the lessons that are accumulated along the way. We become each and every piece wi... Read more

  • Good Clean Humour

    7/11/2014 4:26:04 PM, by PEAR-170

    THE LORD IS MY SHEPHERD A Sunday School teacher decided to have her young class memorize one of the most quoted passages in the Bible - Psalm 23. She gave the youngsters a month to learn the chapter. Little Rick was excited... Read more

  • Dandelions - a flower with determination

    7/11/2014 4:16:50 PM, by PEAR-170

    Every spring dandelions begin to bloom. In fact, sometimes whole fields are covered with bright yellow flowers. They are so cheerful and bright. But most people donít like them because they are weeds, and if we people donít weed... Read more

  • Toddler's Property Laws

    7/11/2014 4:11:27 PM, by PEAR-170


  • Angels: how kids view them

    7/11/2014 4:07:48 PM, by PEAR-170

    How the kids of my friends view an Angel. I only know the names of two angels. Hark and Harold. Gregory, 5 Everybody's got it all wrong. Angels don't wear halos anymore. I forget why, but scientists are working on it. Olive, 9 It's not easy to become an angel! ... Read more

  • Freggies were on sale!!

    7/10/2014 1:24:05 PM, by RAIHALA68

    So Basha's is having a sale on yummy fruit this week. I stopped by last night on the way home from work and spent about $25 on fruit. 4 pineapples 10 nectarines 2 cantaloupes watermelon 2 "pints" of raspberries 3 pints of strawberries 7 bananas Yummy! Yummy! ... Read more

  • 30 Things to Start Doing for Yourself - #4

    7/9/2014 12:40:08 PM, by RAIHALA68

    Start making your own happiness a priority. Ė Your needs matter. If you donít value yourself, look out for yourself, and stick up for yourself, youíre sabotaging yourself. Remember, it IS possible to take care of your own needs while simultaneously caring for those around you. And once your needs... Read more

  • Anybody Out There?!?

    7/8/2014 11:03:22 PM, by ROCKYJAY

    I thought it was time I dusted off the cobwebs from this blog and do a bit of updating. I've been making healthy lifestyle changes since December. I'm down about 28 pounds. I know that's great but I know I can do so much better. I've been struggling with the same 10 pounds for the past 2 months.... Read more

  • Color Run

    7/8/2014 9:45:25 PM, by QUILTINGQUE

    So my long-term goal is to lose at least 60 pounds. I figure at one pound per week, I'm looking at October 2nd for my goal date. As the best way to reach long-term goals is to make short-term goals along the way, my daughter has g... Read more

  • Back with You!

    7/2/2014 11:05:00 AM, by ZONER25

    Been on a two week cowboy fast draw trip. Went to the Great Plains Territorial in Valentine, NE , the High Plains Territorial, and the US National Championship in Mitchell, SD. Had a great time, met great people and shot well. The tale is at Came home with loot and pri... Read more