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  • Day 26 of 28 day bootcamp with Coach Nicole

    2/26/2017 6:52:54 AM, by SHELTER-PETS

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  • THE DAY

    2/26/2017 6:03:24 AM, by FREEMANSFOX

    We can measure and weight and make all sorts of goals to achieve on this health journey but there is one thing - that makes me believe that my thought process has changed. I DID NOT THINK ABOUT FOOD UNTIL I WAS HUNGRY. Yep true statement I only ate two meals and both because I was hungry. I k... Read more

  • The views we choose

    2/26/2017 5:08:35 AM, by JSTETSER

    The Views we choose When watching the news Some we've held dear because they are clear CNN, and The Times Left out of the briefing Because of their beefing Over trumped up lies Donald's fake news we despise! More than anything, I want t be able to persuasively express... Read more

  • The bug hit...

    2/26/2017 3:03:29 AM, by WINACHST

    I have not blogged for a while but then I have been sick. I don't usually get sick and it seems like I got by with mild symptoms. But, it was enough to keep me in bed for over 2 days. I was not as bad as some of my other family members and I give credit to my eating lots of fruits and vegetabl... Read more

  • Day 15 of 100 Days of Gratitude

    2/26/2017 12:50:09 AM, by COLUMBINE2

    I'm grateful for my relationship with DH in which we're excited and eager to share new concepts we're learning from our respective library books. We listen to each other read and then discuss our thoughts. Sometimes we don't get any of our chores done because we're so engaged in conversations! ... Read more

  • Be Strong

    2/25/2017 8:06:45 PM, by HEALTHYME98

    God gives us strength to make it through everything we face!... Read more

  • Some-timers

    2/25/2017 7:55:54 PM, by SPEDED2

    Ugh!! Pray for the Children. 73 75 Pray for World Peace. 459 ... Read more

  • (Non)candy bar comparison

    2/25/2017 6:11:13 PM, by CTUPTON

    198 something like a cookie that won't trigger my sweet tooth. Here is a comparison chart . athleticmindedtraveler.com/blo
    g/energy-bar-analysis-and-
    comparison-let-the-data-speak and athleticmindedtraveler.com/blo
    g/weighing-in-on-energy-bars... Read more

  • 15 Minutes x 2

    2/25/2017 5:31:51 PM, by CHIGGERCANE

    Yesterday's minutes were spent doing TRX, hand weights, and ab work. And dog agility (how could I forget??) Today was a dog walk with the whole family. The thin mints arrived. And I did go out and buy Sugar Free ice cream (80 cals per 1/2 cup). Now - if I can only control the sleeve eati... Read more

  • Day 1387

    2/25/2017 3:38:54 PM, by MAWEISBERG

    Gym Day. Did 5 of 6 exercises. Feeling good.... Read more

  • it's saturday

    2/25/2017 2:56:44 PM, by MOMMY445

    my daughter is off with her friends for the day today. so i get the day to do what i want until she comes back home. all of the birds say cheep,cheep! have a great day,everyone!... Read more

  • Make Nutty Raspberry Cookie Treats

    2/25/2017 2:23:00 PM, by CTUPTON

    Ingredients Nonstick cooking spray 3 cups whole grain brown rice crisp cereal, such as Gluten Free Rice Krispies brand 1 cup regular rolled oats 1 cup freeze-dried raspberries, such as Just Berries brand 1/2 cup sliced almonds or chopped peanuts 3 tablespo... Read more

  • Have you used freeze dried fruits?

    2/25/2017 1:06:30 PM, by CTUPTON

    www.google.com/#q=freeze+dried
    +raspberries&tbm=shop&* One of the recipes to satisfy a sweet tooth had freeze dried raspberries. I never bought these. Yes, very expensive. chris... Read more

  • Thank you-my great sparkfriends

    2/25/2017 1:04:56 PM, by CTUPTON

    I am feeling much better. Not perfect. But I can face the world again. I read all your messages. 213 I took a drive to the library to pick up the Roosevelt book I had ordered: Not Ordinary Times. I ate an avocado I had frozen. 247 chris... Read more

  • Annoyed

    2/25/2017 11:51:10 AM, by PAISLEYOWL140

    On the 21st I woke up with a pain in my ribs just under my right boob. Ive pretty much been sleeping on the couch since early summer. We have a daybed in the living room for my grandma. On some Friday and Saturday night I get to sleep in my bed. So that Tuesday it was hurting. I told my aunt I ... Read more

  • Fit bit

    2/25/2017 9:30:37 AM, by SUSANYOUNGER

    Does anyone else have problems with the fitbit syncing consistently. Some times it registers my sleep and sometimes it doesn't. Anyone know a fix for this?... Read more

  • This should not devistate me, but...

    2/25/2017 8:05:13 AM, by CTUPTON

    All that happened is that the DMV wants my original SS card . I have had it forever, but now, after moving, I can't find it. 24 Yes, I can get a new one free. I tried logging in to the SS site. My PW would not work! 24 I will try phoning them, but today is Saturday so they probably are n... Read more

  • Instead of ice cream

    2/25/2017 7:30:38 AM, by CTUPTON

    From a sparkfriend: Pulverize bananas in the blender with some different additives, sometimes fruit, or nut butter, sometimes a little unsweetened coconut powder, and usually a little unsweetened almond or soy milk which I make in another milk machine. I put the mixture in the fridge for about a ha... Read more

  • Day 25 of 28 day bootcamp with Coach Nicole

    2/25/2017 7:26:11 AM, by SHELTER-PETS

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  • Every bite counts!

    2/25/2017 5:31:35 AM, by JSTETSER

    Every single bit of food that goes into our mouths has an effect on our body. Sometimes, we just have to be honest and recognize this fact. The way that we cook, what we cook and how much we eat of our healthy preparations needs to be considered. Here is one way that I make every bite count:... Read more

  • Day 14 of 100 days of gratitude

    2/25/2017 12:18:39 AM, by COLUMBINE2

    I'm grateful for Chip. Not my brother, Chip, but the REI clerk named Chip. He solved so many issues I've been fighting with my new Fitbit. I was really bummed! Now it syncs and I love it. The days and days of constant downpour in CA stopped for a couple of days and my fitbit rewarded me ge... Read more

  • Walmart

    2/24/2017 11:17:40 PM, by SPEDED2

    Friday night groceries and shopping is always an adventure. Pray for the Children. 73 139 75 Pray for World Peace. 459... Read more

  • A Walk Around the Park!

    2/24/2017 3:59:30 PM, by JANZDIET2014

    The weather in DC is currently 70 degrees and perfect for a walk around Haines Point (a local park). ... Read more

  • I have been craving sweets! So here are some tips...

    2/24/2017 2:57:24 PM, by CTUPTON

    1. Use cinnamon. Cinnamon is one of those spices that lends a sweet flavor and sprinkling it on different foods is just enough to give the illusion of a sweet treat. Cinnamon mixed with unsweetened apple sauce can taste like dessert. 2. Turn to nut butters. Nut butters, even the natural kin... Read more

  • Day 1386

    2/24/2017 1:33:30 PM, by MAWEISBERG

    Rest Day. Feeling good.... Read more

  • it's friday

    2/24/2017 12:48:27 PM, by MOMMY445

    another week is almost complete. i am taking it easy today. my daughter says hi! all of the birds say cheep,cheep! have a wonderful day,everyone and a great weekend!... Read more

  • I tend not to check in...but back at it

    2/24/2017 11:25:40 AM, by MISSCATY

    Having to go through a second biometric assessment (the first one has not yet posted for the "points" to get a discount on my health insurance) has me thinking that I need to work harder to get better numbers. I have two months. Originally, I was supposed to see one of my doctors a week from ... Read more

  • Well, I'm Back. . . .AGAIN!

    2/24/2017 10:37:44 AM, by CLEE2830

    Does anyone ever get tired of starting over again??? Well, I do! I'm hoping that 2017 will be a new start! For past year, I've mapped out some goals for myself and achieved them. For the entire month of January, I was getting myself together for this new year, while trying to maintain good h... Read more

  • Balance

    2/24/2017 9:19:51 AM, by SUSANYOUNGER

    Last night I machine embroidered 4 aprons for a friends party, put names and a small decoration on them and today I am driving 300 mini cupcakes I made to my grandsons student council meeting. This weekend I am finishing painting in the parish hall. All things i volunteer for and that make me most... Read more

  • Sew What?

    2/24/2017 5:56:48 AM, by JSTETSER

    During this vacation week, I have spent some time making mittens, hats and scarves. I have been making mittens for 4 years, and give many pairs to local schools, free clothing centers, and also sell some at craft fairs. This year, my husband has decided to learn how to use the rotary cutter, and ... Read more

  • Day 24 of 28 day bootcamp with Coach Nicole

    2/24/2017 4:36:18 AM, by SHELTER-PETS

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  • Day 13 of 100 Days of Gratitude

    2/24/2017 1:52:17 AM, by COLUMBINE2

    I'm grateful for a lovely day driving through beautiful green, green, green rolling hills with black angus cows for contrast. Endless days of rain did the work. I'm grateful for the very, very, very hard-working people bending over in deep, thick black soil after the rains to harvest food for our ta... Read more

  • My next Challenge will be working on nutrition

    2/24/2017 12:13:50 AM, by COACHSANDRALEE

    A calorie is a calorie until eaten. Let’s do this: We are going to say we are just sitting on the couch doing nothing. So my calorie needs are 1200 I have kept this simple with the calories. easier for the math. :D 200 in one candy bar, again keeping it simple (each bar is diffe... Read more

  • Day1

    2/23/2017 10:51:57 PM, by MEEMEEPA

    Completely lost control of my weight loss goals and have gained weight. I stopped eating healthy foods and replaced them with empty foods and stopped going to the gym because I felt embarrassed. Yesterday I went to my doctor and he just had this look on his face that I will never forget. He asked me... Read more

  • Fruit Loops

    2/23/2017 8:22:09 PM, by SPEDED2

    Pray for the Children. 73 139 75 Pray for World Peace. 459 ... Read more

  • THE GIFT

    2/23/2017 5:28:55 PM, by FREEMANSFOX

    The conflicted feeling between feeling the soreness of the body and the overwhelming sense of strength that descends upon body and spirit. Odd that it is physical and spiritual and that is THE GIFT... Read more

  • Day 1385

    2/23/2017 3:40:46 PM, by MAWEISBERG

    Gym Day. Did 5 of 6 exercises. Feeling good.... Read more

  • 15 Minutes

    2/23/2017 11:59:38 AM, by CHIGGERCANE

    Normal dog walk today. And I will do my TRX routine and arm weights later today. I am feeling mostly normal. Couldn't sleep last night. Was probably 3:30 before I finally drifted off. Not sure what's got me keyed up. I ended up rearranging my home office late (for me) last night - maybe that w... Read more

  • it's thursday

    2/23/2017 10:00:15 AM, by MOMMY445

    another mild day here today. my daughter says hi! i am keeping busy without overwhelming myself. i have still not heard back yet from the company i went for the job interview for last week. in the meantime, i am actively looking for other work. all of the birds say cheep,cheep! have a terrific day,... Read more

  • Frustration turned to happiness

    2/23/2017 9:08:48 AM, by SUSANYOUNGER

    Last night I went on an adventure I was not really thrilled about. I drove my granddaughter to UC Davis to meet her hs basketball team and participate in a women nights at the college. All great things but there was traffic, it was 30 miles away, we are all really busy and never home, etc. You ge... Read more

  • Day 23 of 28 day bootcamp with Coach Nicole

    2/23/2017 5:52:16 AM, by SHELTER-PETS

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  • Healthy is my Hobby!

    2/23/2017 5:33:04 AM, by JSTETSER

    My Health is my Hobby I have a vision that I keep in front of me all the time. My vision is that of my happy, healthy mind and body. My blood sugar numbers are at 100 or lower, and I’m able to continue running and hiking with my grandkids. I run my race of health each day, and I expect good ... Read more

  • Good day

    2/22/2017 9:33:33 PM, by GET2BEFIT

    This morning I got asked by my head department supervisor Helen (she's over my supervisor Doris) to be a fitness trainer. That made my day! It's what I'm studying to becoming NASM-CPT and corrective exercise specialist program certified and now I can add it to my resume' and i can hardly wait to do ... Read more

  • Keeping up the streak

    2/22/2017 8:45:16 PM, by SANDYMISA

    I'm actually sort of amazed I've been able to keep this up this long! I recommitted to healthy diet, exercise, and water, including tracking everything, on December 31. I've lost about 15 pounds so far and a bunch of inches off various parts as well. I signed up with a personal trainer twice a week ... Read more

  • Dentist Day for the girls

    2/22/2017 8:33:05 PM, by TABBYKAT75

    Went shopping today found this rock and I left a rock in its place today lol got some chicken and salmon to cook in my insta pot that should arrive tomorrow my aunt/Grandma got me a gift card for Amazon and I have been saving for it and it was on sale. Took all 3 girls to the dentist after school... Read more

  • I Believe

    2/22/2017 8:03:43 PM, by SPEDED2

    Pray for the Children. 73 139 75 Pray for World Peace. 459... Read more

  • Day 1384

    2/22/2017 4:13:00 PM, by MAWEISBERG

    Rest Day. Feeling good. ... Read more

  • a beautiful day

    2/22/2017 11:33:18 AM, by MOMMY445

    it started off being very foggy here today. now it is just slightly foggy. i started a different online course today that deals with grammar and other things like essay writing. it is a nice change of pace for me. my daughter says hi. all of the birds say cheep,cheep! have a terrific day,everyone!... Read more

  • 15 Minutes...INVITED

    2/22/2017 9:37:17 AM, by CHIGGERCANE

    I am waiting out this cold/virus. I considered hitting the pool yesterday, but knew that breathing would be a problem. I did TRX and walked about doing errands. I have decided with the cold and not having boot camp, that I am 'ok' to do a rest week - rest from heavy cardio and lifting. I will do... Read more

  • Its truly HARD

    2/22/2017 8:52:23 AM, by PAISLEYOWL140

    When you grow up living a not so active life and eating whatever you want, it becomes very difficult to change. A couple years ago I joined a gym and the first year I did good. I went a few times every month. Would have loved it more if I was able to go at least 3 times a week but when you s... Read more

  • Sleepless night

    2/22/2017 7:06:46 AM, by SUSANYOUNGER

    Woke up in middle of night and can't get back to sleep.... Read more

  • Day 22 of 28 day bootcamp with Coach Nicole

    2/22/2017 5:53:08 AM, by SHELTER-PETS

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  • My Health Matters!

    2/22/2017 5:26:37 AM, by JSTETSER

    This week, I've been reminded (again) about how important my health is to my family. My little grandchild Gabby had brain surgery yesterday. The risk of infection is so high that family members were all asked to stay away. Gabby came through the surgery with few problems. She will be bac... Read more

  • Day 12 of 100 days of Gratitude

    2/22/2017 1:32:44 AM, by COLUMBINE2

    I offered to contact my high school classmates to plan a milestone reunion this year. (No, I'm NOT going to tell you how many years it's been since graduation. I'd faint on the floor if I say that number out loud! Gasp!) I grew up on a very large cattle ranch in Wyoming which my ancestors... Read more

  • Disgusting

    2/21/2017 11:08:06 PM, by BOOTYLICIOUS83

    I am disgusted. I literally SAT and just ate an entire gallon of cookie dough icecream.. ugh. I was full but just kept shoveling it in This is why you never eat directly out of the container.... Read more

  • Little things lead to big things

    2/21/2017 10:14:34 PM, by HEALTHYEMAN

    So many times we think big. If we restrict our calories to aim for a 1,000 calorie deficit every day of the week, we could lose 2 pounds a week! It seems that we're aiming for perfection. Instead, I'd like to focus on the good habits I've developed over the last few to several months. New ha... Read more

  • Diet Tip

    2/21/2017 8:28:45 PM, by SPEDED2

    Pray for the Children. 73 139 75 Pray for World Peace. 459... Read more

  • Eye Dr Day

    2/21/2017 6:57:00 PM, by TABBYKAT75

    Tuesday Youngest girls back in school today. Middle girl took 19 hats I made for her teacher last year. I made 19 and 15 for my girls class for Valentine's Day. This is a pic of the ones for today. Sam did not have college. My hubby and I got our eyes examined this morning we went where they hav... Read more

  • Day 1383

    2/21/2017 5:11:04 PM, by MAWEISBERG

    Gym Day. Did 5 of 6 exercises. Feeling good.... Read more

  • it's tuesday

    2/21/2017 2:04:30 PM, by MOMMY445

    another mild day here today, with the rest of the week being milder than is usual at this time of the year. my daughter says hi. all of the birds say cheep,cheep! have a terrific day,everyone!... Read more

  • Bad morning

    2/21/2017 12:18:15 PM, by BOOTYLICIOUS83

    Had a bad morning. Didn't get to finish my oatmeal for breakfast ( super grains Quaker with quinoa, rye, barley and flax) didn't shower last night, forgot to put fogs out before bed, came in to a mess in the kitchen at work, was late getting the first cart. Just one thing after another. Ugh. Th... Read more

  • Another yummy lunch

    2/21/2017 12:01:10 PM, by BOOTYLICIOUS83

    Healthy choice. Chicken, red potatoes, green beans and tomatoes with some gravy like sauce. These are SO yummy and how I get my veggies in. What I love about these is it's already portioned.... Read more

  • Montabaur Heights , Clarence, NY near Buffalo. Our new home.

    2/21/2017 10:50:05 AM, by CTUPTON

    All websites for senior living emphasize the VERY BEST about themselves. So view with a grain of salt. Living here brings things down to a human level. But we have liked this place. montabaurheights.com/ Tricky to find something with enough help for John that I will like also. This ... Read more

  • The scale said whhhhaaaat?!?!?!

    2/21/2017 9:05:39 AM, by HEALTHYME98

    Picture this: A woman who can't walk without a cane or walker. She loses her left arm, too. She can't go to the basement to ride her recumbent bike. She is eating a low acidity diet and getting plenty of green veggies and healthy proteins. She gets up in the morning, takes her cane, and wadd... Read more

  • I need diabetic dessert recipes to give to our kitchen head

    2/21/2017 7:21:10 AM, by CTUPTON

    www.diabeticlivingonline.com/d
    iabetic-recipes/dessert/ea
    sy-no-bake-diabetic-desser
    t-recipes?page=5 Included in our rent is breakfast and dinner. They don't provide much in the way of desserts for diabetics. Plenty of high calorie, high sugar, high fat desserts daily! But very... Read more

  • SP article: 40 one pot meals

    2/21/2017 7:12:26 AM, by CTUPTON

    www.sparkpeople.com/blog/blog.
    asp?post=28_onepot_dishes_
    with_less_than_500_calories I am not much of a cook. I hope this article will inspire me! chris... Read more

  • Day 21 of 28 day bootcamp with Coach Nicole

    2/21/2017 5:41:47 AM, by SHELTER-PETS

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  • I Succeed With the Help from My Friends!

    2/21/2017 5:21:51 AM, by JSTETSER

    One reason that I am doing so well with my healthy goals is because I'm getting others involved with my goals. I write every day and tell my friends how I'm doing. I visit the pages of my SparkFriends, and encourage them as well. I have some goals that I'm working had to reach. I want to k... Read more

  • Bummed

    2/20/2017 10:16:17 PM, by KERRILANDON

    I'm breaking a 9 day streak of workout minutes I fell hard rollerskating last night. I'm bruised pretty badly after sitting at my desk at work the drive home was painful. Knowing that the gym would be crowded on a Monday I just went home. I got my steps in today though. Tomorrow is another day... Read more

  • Curves

    2/20/2017 6:14:07 PM, by SPEDED2

    Pray for the Children. 73 139 178 Pray for World Peace. 459... Read more

  • I Hear You

    2/20/2017 4:25:24 PM, by EDLEAR

    There's a quarter of a sweet potato pie in my fridge and it's calling my name. I had a few of my staff over for dinner last night and as requested, made a sweet potato pie for dessert. I used 10 tablespoons total of a lovely, locally made fresh butter. A layer of melted brown sugar between the cru... Read more

  • Day 1382

    2/20/2017 2:45:27 PM, by MAWEISBERG

    Rest Day. Feeling good.... Read more

  • Lecture downstairs on stained glass windows of Buffalo, NY

    2/20/2017 1:15:58 PM, by CTUPTON

    Holmes Chapel - Nave Stained Glass Windows Westminster Presbyterian Church 724 Delaware Avenue, Buffalo. I am assuming some of Frank Lloyd Wright's windows will be shown too. It is at our new home --an independent senior living complex near Buffalo, NY. chris 268... Read more

  • Instapot--brown rice was perfect after 22 min (manually set) and cool down

    2/20/2017 1:07:01 PM, by CTUPTON

    104 4 I did add a little more water than the recommended 2.5 cups. Now, what should I cook next? 38 4 Thanks about the info about comparison to a stove pressure cooker. This Instapot--set it up and forget it. Just turn it off or it will stay on "warm" for a very long time. ... Read more

  • 15 Minutes...of Rest and Recovery

    2/20/2017 11:35:59 AM, by CHIGGERCANE

    I had managed to fight off the cold/virus going around - until Friday. Felt rather blah by Friday evening. Saturday was another blah day so did only what need to be done. Sunday was a bad, achy day. Sat around for most of the day. I did go to dog training class. I have not checked my fitbit st... Read more

  • MS Sucks, BUT God is good!

    2/20/2017 11:26:34 AM, by HEALTHYME98

    I do this every time I have a relapse. I deny it! I am the queen of de-nial! My dh gets a little frustrated because I keep going till I can't. I knew the fatigue 😫 (beyond fatigue) was so bad. That's usually a precursor. Then the burning in my brain. I kept going. I'm Mom👫 and wife💏 gotta ke... Read more

  • Comfort in repetition

    2/20/2017 10:18:12 AM, by SUSANYOUNGER

    Sometimes I am so happy on my SP site, checking out what everyone is doing and finding comfort knowing that others share my struggles and feeling happy when I see what others do with their days. I love the half hour each morning when I check in. Thanks for sharing everyone.... Read more

  • Day 20 of 28 day bootcamp with Coach Nicole

    2/20/2017 9:14:01 AM, by SHELTER-PETS

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  • A Meditative Monadnock Climb!

    2/20/2017 6:03:49 AM, by JSTETSER

    Yesterday was a perfect winter's day to hike a mountain in New Hampshire! The temps were in the high 40's with lots of sunshine. Who could ask for anything more? My friend Lee Ann asked to join us on the hike. We hiked Mt. Mount Monadnock via the White Arrow Trail. The trail was fairly... Read more

  • Day 11 of 100 Days of Gratitude

    2/19/2017 11:17:16 PM, by COLUMBINE2

    We had a monster storm here Thursday night, all day Friday & night, Sat. causing 60 mph winds, rain like waterfalls, lots of fallen trees on cars, power lines and houses and mud slides closing highways and evacuations. 10.5 inches or rain in a nearby area. More expected tomorrow and Tues. I am ... Read more

  • Today was a good day

    2/19/2017 10:45:12 PM, by TABBYKAT75

    Today was a good day. I did 4 watp miles 2 at a time. Got 12,000 steps in. My sugar was 150 my sinus are draining a lot today not feeling super . I think the 2 younger girls are feeling the same way I planned my meals for tomorrow I have an eye dr apt I need glasses badly I got real sick almost 3... Read more

  • Again

    2/19/2017 4:48:47 PM, by BOOTYLICIOUS83

    Working another double again. I had some rice pilaf earlier( whatever that is) with cheese sauce on top.. SO good. Not sure about dinner. I am getting my first DQ for the year after work. Either a twist on a cone with sprinkles or a blizzard not sure yet. And I'm nearly done with my water bottle alr... Read more

  • What to do about brain fog. Hmm... food for thought

    2/19/2017 3:32:59 PM, by CTUPTON

    www.mindbodygreen.com/0-28772/
    heres-exactly-what-to-do-a
    bout-brain-fog-a-functiona
    l-medicine-expert-explains.html... Read more

  • Sunday

    2/19/2017 2:46:03 PM, by SPEDED2

    This beautiful weather is such a gift and hopefully the week with match the weather. Pray for the Children. 73 139 75 Pray for World Peace. 459... Read more

  • Day 1381

    2/19/2017 1:29:11 PM, by MAWEISBERG

    Rest Day. Feeling good.... Read more

  • Yucky

    2/19/2017 12:28:49 PM, by BOOTYLICIOUS83

    This is my lunch.. Grilled chicken, brown rice, carrots endame, scrambled eggs, some brown sauce. Yuck.... Read more

  • Learning to use the Instapot (pressure cooker)

    2/19/2017 10:38:59 AM, by CTUPTON

    This is kind of scary. I first actually read the manual! It is recommended you do a test run with 3 liters of water in it. 248 Now, I want to cook brown rice. It takes so long when boiling it on the stove. Even in the Instapot pressure cooker it takes 22 min. pressure cooking... Read more

  • Feelings

    2/19/2017 9:23:13 AM, by SUSANYOUNGER

    Not easy for me to identify , acknowledge or admit to feelings. I talk about superficial things and tend to ignore my feelings. I am a pleaser, want people to be happy, no conflict, will do a lot of stuff to avoid dealing with inner feelings. Anybody else like this? Im sure this has a lot to do w... Read more

  • Day 19 of 28 day bootcamp with Coach Nicole

    2/19/2017 7:55:41 AM, by SHELTER-PETS

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  • AND A WORD ABOUT SNACKING

    2/19/2017 7:43:20 AM, by FREEMANSFOX

    I have often been perplexed by the concept of snacking. See growing up it was a rarity for us to have a snack. Once perhaps a summer we would have some ice cream in the evening or some pop corn. We ate breakfast, lunch and dinner - that was it. If you were not hungry at breakfast or lunch and went... Read more

  • Reliving History!

    2/19/2017 5:47:21 AM, by JSTETSER

    Saturday was a special day at the Fuller Library in Hillsboro. We had an open house with all 4 floors of the old Smith mansion open with tours. Because the top 2 floors have been closed for about 10 years, this was a major event. My husband John and I were dressed up as The Governor John Butler S... Read more

  • "Motivation is what gets you started, habits are what keep you going"

    2/18/2017 11:07:36 PM, by DANCEDIVAMISSA

    The quote in my title is my current goal and state of mind. The past 2 years I have spent working through some hard mental stuff. I have worked through some insecurities and some incorrect core beliefs. In the past few weeks, I have learned a ton about myself and had many epiphanies. These have ... Read more

  • Emotional Journey

    2/18/2017 9:46:13 PM, by TABBYKAT75

    weight today 292 taking medicine for my belly, 2 for my now full blown diabetes probably one for high blood pressure soon i have allergy meds now to plus my vitamins and fish oil. i can barely walk move my body is pretty stiff in every joint spent the day rereading all of my old blogs fro... Read more

  • Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood

    2/18/2017 7:19:38 PM, by SPEDED2

    It was gloriously, beautiful day in Mid-MO, 78* and it's supposed to be this way all week! Scrubbed the deck, cleaned and filled the bird baths. Just being outside was enough to lift the lowest of spirits. I'm concerned about the high price tag that will come for this glorious day, b... Read more

  • Day 1380

    2/18/2017 4:24:22 PM, by MAWEISBERG

    Gym Day. Did 5 of 6 exercises. Feeling good.... Read more

  • Shopping

    2/18/2017 1:59:42 PM, by SUSANYOUNGER

    Did 60 minutes of exercise and going to go shopping. Not something I usually do but going to look for some new things. making a vow to myself not to get discouraged by trying on clothes.... Read more

  • My addiction

    2/18/2017 1:03:19 PM, by GALRYGAL

    Ever since I had my son (11 YEARS AGO!), I have been trying to lose the weight. My goal right now is to get below 155lbs. I actually weighed between 125-135 when I became pregnant, but I can't seem to break the 155lb barrier. I was at high 150's but no lower. Since then I've managed to gain back the... Read more

  • setting goals, and exercise observations.

    2/18/2017 12:59:39 PM, by NDCAROL

    316 328 315 418 When we set goals, they are to be realistic, achievable, and measurable; I don't remember the the whole acronym. Oh well. Here's the biggie, Exercise. As some of you may have noticed in other posts, I joined the new gym in my community. It's a joint venture between t... Read more

  • Day 18 of 28 day bootcamp with Coach Nicole

    2/18/2017 7:56:56 AM, by SHELTER-PETS

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  • Long day

    2/18/2017 7:49:11 AM, by BOOTYLICIOUS83

    Yesterday I worked 12 hours. A few people were out sick and two more couldn't come in so I worked the night shift and I Love it. So easygoing and relaxed. I did stress out towards the end but it was all fine. I ate bad last night. Ate a small pizza.. and 5 boneless chicken wings when I was stuffed I... Read more