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  • This was sent to me by a wonderful spark friend, luckily I saved it so I can share it!

    11/28/2014 10:55:18 PM, by STEVEN2GO2

    Real life stories that teach you many things in life. Excellent reading! The following stories have wonderful shades of emotions. These are based on true incidences both wonderful and inspirational. 1. Today, when I slipped on the wet tile floor a boy in a wheelchair caught me before... Read more

  • Guys ~ did you gain weight this Thanksgiving? Here is a quick loss diet plan for you :)!

    11/27/2014 11:40:59 PM, by STEVEN2GO2

    A guy calls a company and orders their 5-day, 5lbs weight loss program. The next day, there's a knock on the door and there stands before him a voluptuous, athletic, 19 year old woman dressed in nothing but a pair of running shoes and a sign around her neck. She introduces herself as a represe... Read more

  • Happy Thanksgiving

    11/27/2014 6:06:24 PM, by IAMAGEMLOVER

    I hope everyone enjoyed their Thanksgiving dinner. I was looking forward to turkey and all the trimmings, but I haven't felt that great for a couple days now., running a low grade fever. I watched the parade this morning and called my Mom to say that I was coming, after the parade and I took a sho... Read more

  • Let us remember what tomorrow is about!

    11/26/2014 11:59:47 PM, by STEVEN2GO2

    Let's us celebrate our thanks to the Creator for the gifts we receive every moment! Te mysterious Gifts of Life, Hope and Love. Enjoy a Blessed Holiday with your loved ones!... Read more


    11/26/2014 10:18:27 PM, by ICECUB

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  • Happy Thanksgiving Spark Friends!

    11/26/2014 2:31:41 PM, by IMLOCOLINDA

    Wouldn't it be wonderful If every day we're living We stopped to count our blessings Like we do on Thanksgiving? If every day we to... Read more

  • In praise of us Whiners!

    11/26/2014 3:45:20 AM, by WEARINGTHIN

    I recently read an article where someone took offense to New Yorkers being cast as the unhappiest people in the country. The reasoning was that New Yorkers complain on an almost constant basis, and therefore are not happy. The writer of a rebuttal of this said he had New York roots and understood ... Read more

  • Felling not that intelligent here are some quotes to cause you to believe you are not!

    11/25/2014 11:23:32 PM, by STEVEN2GO2

    -- If you ever feel a little bit stupid, just dig this up and read it again; you'll begin to think you're a genius.. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
    ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, (On September 17, 1994, Alabama's Heather Whitestone was selected as Miss America 1995.) Question: If you could ... Read more

  • TGIF-Oh! Wait, not yet!

    11/25/2014 9:07:40 PM, by IMLOCOLINDA

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  • Monday's Joke, this is a bit raunchy readers beware!

    11/24/2014 11:26:02 PM, by STEVEN2GO2

    I was studying to become a HigH School Mathematics Teacher, but life can make your plans switch. I met my ex-wife, awesome step-son, Dominic and Buzz their Pup who needed me. Well today's joke is about a Math teacher that thank goodness I did not become: A math teacher and his wife were bo... Read more

  • Half a year of maintenance - sort of

    11/23/2014 11:14:31 PM, by ALIIDA

    "Sort of" because I was on a plateau for four or five months of the six, three pounds short of goal, when I decided to accept that weight and switch to maintaining it. It wasn't only because I felt stuck that I changed my mind about my goal. The amount of self-discipline that I was exercising was en... Read more

  • Sunday funny :)!

    11/23/2014 8:35:25 PM, by STEVEN2GO2

    A rich businessman walls down the street when he spots an old man sitting with a fishing rod next to a puddle, trying to get fish. The businessman takes pity on the old deranged man, and invited him to eat lunch with him at the coffee shop close by. After the meal, the businessman asks hi... Read more

  • Always Something to Be Thankful For...Always!

    11/23/2014 10:54:22 AM, by IMLOCOLINDA

    T for time to be together, turkey, talk and autumn weather. H for harvest stored away, home and hearth and holiday. A for autumn’s frosty art and abundance in the heart. N for neighbors and November, nice things, new things ... Read more


    11/22/2014 10:32:32 PM, by STEVEN2GO2

    10 Tips On Living a Happier Life Pope Francis was interviewed by Viva, an Argentinean publication, and offered 10 invaluable tips on how to become a happier person. Some of the tips on the list might even surprise you a bit, and even change your perspective on life. I think if we followed the ... Read more


    11/22/2014 3:23:11 PM, by ICECUB

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  • Chapter 17 - scale and weight loss patterns

    11/22/2014 10:51:24 AM, by ~KINDREDSPIRIT~

    In your notebook, list 2 or 3 things that you learned from this chapter. 1. There is a honeymoon phase with the scale in the beginning of one's weight loss program 2. Even when I am doing everything right, the scale fluctuates and so does my weight patterns. 3. There are fac... Read more

  • Winter lights

    11/22/2014 4:50:56 AM, by ALIIDA

    In pre-Spark days, I took the train home to the nearest station. Now I don't, but I have to admit, it only makes a 10-minute difference at most. Anyway, I would have missed the winter lights. I didn't know they've already put them u... Read more

  • Never forget how unique and special you are!

    11/21/2014 10:37:03 PM, by STEVEN2GO2

    Snow flakes have nothing on us humans. We were all created equally, yet with such an amalgamation of different traits and personalities, wants and interests that we seem almost alien to each other. But we are all God's creatures, and we are all, every one of us - unique. In this holiday seas... Read more

  • I'm sure my blood pressure will go up...

    11/21/2014 5:14:06 AM, by WEARINGTHIN

    I'm sure my blood pressure will go up in the next two years during the presidential runoff. I'd like to just bury my head in the sand, and on Nov 4, 2016, just ask someone, Who won? That would be the healthiest thing to do. But I know that I will be glued to my computer day in and day out, followin... Read more

  • There's something amiss in our land...

    11/21/2014 3:36:11 AM, by WEARINGTHIN

    There's something amiss in our land when the combined incomes of Howard Stern, Glenn Beck and Rush Limbaugh would be enough to support a small country. Glenn... Read more

  • Chapter 16 - how to retrain yourself

    11/20/2014 11:11:50 PM, by ~KINDREDSPIRIT~

    In your notebook, list 2 or 3 things that you learned from this chapter. 1) "By focusing on how you think, you change what you believe." 2) Let go of my fears regarding the scale numbers: a) it is "only data" b) if the scale goes up, it doesn't mean I cannot manage my weight s... Read more


    11/20/2014 10:10:00 PM, by ICECUB

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  • Time & Money to GOD

    11/20/2014 9:45:13 PM, by STEVEN2GO2

    A man meets God and has a some questions and a request: Man: "God, how much is a million years for you?" God: "Like a minute." Man: "God, how much is a million dollars for you?" God: "Like a penny." Man: "Then, could you lend me a penny?" God: "In a minute..." H... Read more

  • Happy Hump Day

    11/19/2014 9:34:43 PM, by STEVEN2GO2

    After yesterday I want to de-stress by telling a Hump day joke: A handsome two hump male Camel saw a beautiful one hump lady camel. He was enamored so pursued her as his mate. She seeing his attention and handsomeness feel in love with him. So they got together and soon had a delightful no hump baby... Read more

  • Today was a good day.

    11/19/2014 7:27:59 PM, by IAMAGEMLOVER

    Gary went home from the hospital this afternoon. That is good news. He has his Mom and her partner staying with him, tending to his every whim and desire. I am sure she is feeding him a bunch of junk, whatever sonny by wants. I hate when his mother is around, she is a PITA, a typical overprotect... Read more

  • A trying Tuesday.

    11/18/2014 11:33:52 PM, by STEVEN2GO2

    My nurse from the VA was suppose to visit around 1pm. About 9 am I called her but only got her voice mail, and so I left a massage to confirm we would meet around 1pm. She didn't call me back until 12:30 pm and would be here at 2pm. She eventually showed up around 2:30 pm. So I one for three and a h... Read more

  • Horrors! We're running out of chocolate, candy-maker warns

    11/18/2014 2:36:44 PM, by IAMAGEMLOVER
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  • Ups and Downs of Life

    11/18/2014 12:53:37 PM, by IMLOCOLINDA

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  • Chapter 15 - the dreaded doctor's scale

    11/18/2014 12:58:54 AM, by ~KINDREDSPIRIT~

    In your notebook, list 2 or 3 things that you learned from this chapter. 1. I learned that weighing during the day is totally different from weight in the morning. 2. I learned that other scales, such as the doctor's scale, are different and its best to weigh on one only. Since ... Read more

  • A marvelous & manic Monday!

    11/17/2014 11:44:29 PM, by STEVEN2GO2

    I was able to accomplish a lot today! I washed two loads of laundry. It is great having a dryer that works well, this has cut my time doing laudry down so much! I also was able to get a lot of cardio exercises in today! I worked out on the elliptical, stationary bike, treadmill and enjoyed walking a... Read more

  • I did awesome........

    11/17/2014 12:22:19 PM, by IAMAGEMLOVER

    SONOMA life + style® Flannel Shirt - Petite Color: Lilac Rose, Size: M PETITE, Qty: 1 SKU # 95536438 Sale $25.20 Original $36.00 Your Price: $25.20 SONOMA life + style® Flannel Shirt - Petite ... Read more

  • Sunday

    11/16/2014 9:59:01 PM, by STEVEN2GO2

    I enjoyed a great night of !!! I walked to the store and bought some needed groceries in case I have problems getting out due to the predicted snow coming, I also deposited into my checking account. I had the gym all to myself today for an hour and a half. I had a very go... Read more

  • How Montanans feel about the rest of you!

    11/16/2014 7:15:40 PM, by IMLOCOLINDA

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  • Chapter 14 - when to stay off the scale

    11/16/2014 3:28:00 PM, by ~KINDREDSPIRIT~

    I In your notebook, list 2 or 3 things that you learned from this chapter. Not to get on my scale under certain conditions: 1. Right after a vacation (false jumps in weight - could be fluid levels, eating new/different types of foods, altering exercise and sleep patterns) 2. ... Read more

  • Chapter 13 - who owns your weight

    11/16/2014 3:20:48 PM, by ~KINDREDSPIRIT~

    In your notebook, list 2 or 3 things that you learned from this chapter. 1) That I 'own' my weight and 'everything about it' such as: "your current scale number, your goal wieght, how many pounds you've lost, and how much you still want to lose". Why is this important? Becau... Read more

  • Chapter 12 - healthy scale talk

    11/16/2014 3:16:53 PM, by ~KINDREDSPIRIT~

    In your notebook, list 2 or 3 things that you learned from this chapter. 1) learn how to speak in a healthy way in regard to the scale. For example, Spangle tells us to make one of only three statements: "The scale went up." "The scale went down." "The scale stayed the same.... Read more

  • A nice lunch

    11/16/2014 2:45:21 AM, by ALIIDA

    DH was in hospital for nine days and he came back home yesterday. While he was in hospital, I didn't meet anyone because I cancelled all meetings with friends. I wouldn't do that so much if he was in for longer, but since it was a short stay, I didn't want him to be too bored and lonely, so I spent ... Read more

  • PFP

    11/15/2014 11:39:10 PM, by STEVEN2GO2

    I need !!! So this is just a PF3P ~ post for 3points. Have a swell SONday!!!... Read more

  • I'm LOST!

    11/15/2014 10:27:43 PM, by IMLOCOLINDA

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  • R.I.P. Aunt Hazel. You will be missed.

    11/15/2014 4:59:16 PM, by IAMAGEMLOVER

    HAZEL S. DEVINO Obituary HAZEL S. DEVINO - BRISTOL - Hazel S. Devino, age 102, a resident of the Bristol community for over 77 years, died Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2014, at her home. Hazel was born on June 27, 1912, to Frank and Edi... Read more

  • Friday

    11/14/2014 11:35:31 PM, by STEVEN2GO2

    I deleted the updates that my computer installed and I am mostly happy now with the results. There are a few things still different, but this just means I will learn new things about how to use my computer. This is similar to spark updates and changes, I just adapt! I LOVE my new dryer, also to... Read more


    11/14/2014 8:36:03 PM, by ICECUB

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    11/14/2014 8:19:55 PM, by ICECUB


  • Coldest weather of the season.

    11/14/2014 5:38:35 PM, by IAMAGEMLOVER

    We were suppose to have 2" of snow starting after midnight last night. We ended up with a dusting. Higher elevations did get 3+" of snow. We did however get the high winds and cold temperatures. The high today was 41 degrees but with a chill factor of 33 degrees I was suppose to do grocery shop... Read more

  • Doctor's Orders!

    11/14/2014 12:23:54 PM, by IMLOCOLINDA

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  • Thursday

    11/13/2014 10:53:27 PM, by STEVEN2GO2

    Because my old clothes dryer was a fire hazard because the sensor that shuts down the dryer when it gets too hot did not work, they installed a new Whirlpool dryer today!!! Tomorrow morning my peer support counselor will pick me up and take me to downtown Pittsburgh. I have all the... Read more

  • What a day, I hate seizures

    11/13/2014 1:58:06 PM, by GINIEMIE

    Okay yesterday in my feed I wrote that Erik had a seizure. This is not the first one I've witnessed for my son, that happened in Austria last May. Erik isn't the first person I've seen in a seizure, I was a HS teacher and had had first aid training and twice I got to use it for a young lady who had ... Read more

  • VA care today for me.

    11/12/2014 10:20:19 PM, by STEVEN2GO2

    I recieved excellent Dental care at my VA today! My usual is now a ! Tomorrow I will relax though continue my healthy lifestyle. On friday my peer support counselor WILL take care of the difference between IN-compentancy and compentancy with at Department of Veterans Affa... Read more

  • So What Do You Think?

    11/12/2014 8:33:24 PM, by FUNLOVEN

    This is a late night entry and very short compared to my usual essays - LOL! I love to cook and I am always trying to think of ways to get my veggies in because, well, quite frankly, I am not that fond of vegetables. Tonight a made a Brussel Sprout dish that included olive oil, bacon dripping... Read more

  • Dryer Lint?? Maybe NOT!!

    11/12/2014 2:22:46 PM, by IMLOCOLINDA

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  • Benefits to being a Sparker.

    11/12/2014 10:26:31 AM, by GINIEMIE

    I have several real encouraging SFs. Janet552 has been one of the best friends a girl could have with challenges and encouragement. Buttonpopper has been encouraging and patting me on the back too. But lately, I've answered a call by GABY1948. We are not doing exactly the same things but we are try... Read more

  • Veterans Day

    11/11/2014 10:15:08 PM, by STEVEN2GO2

    As a service connected disabled Navy Vet I THANK first all my fellow Vets in all the US services. Next I THANK the loved ones of Vets for their support during and after service. I THANK everyone who has ever reached out in any way to help a Vet in any way! I would also like to Thank those who have n... Read more

  • Another trip

    11/11/2014 8:43:01 PM, by IAMAGEMLOVER

    I was planning another trip for my Mom and me to NYC to the 9/11 museum and memorial in March. A lunch at Fino's in Manhattan is included. There would be an awful lot of walking involved and I wanted to make sure she was up to it before i spent that kind of money on a day trip. I called and left ... Read more

  • Veterans Day 2014

    11/11/2014 8:27:12 AM, by GINIEMIE

    I am not bargain shopping today. That is NOT how I wish to honor our Veterans. I will say extra prayers for those currently serving that they be safe, and that their families have the support they need. I will also pray for those who have come home injured physically, emotionally or mentally. I will... Read more

  • Monday

    11/10/2014 11:21:47 PM, by STEVEN2GO2

    It was a manic Monday. I made the calls to find out what was the problem with my VA pension competency review. After an hour with a very caring and qualified VA representative together we were able to establish the problem and hopefully the solution to the situation. At some point along the w... Read more


    11/10/2014 10:39:43 PM, by ICECUB


  • veteran's day: a day of remembrance.

    11/10/2014 10:25:19 PM, by ICECUB

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  • 8 days

    11/10/2014 12:43:33 PM, by IAMAGEMLOVER

    WOW That was a long streak. I don't do good when I leave the house. After seeing Gary yesterday, I went home and was excited that I saw him for myself and knew he was going to be alright. Jeremy came to get me and I couldn't ask him to stop at the store. I had no milk in the house and really no... Read more

  • Hey Everyone, I Have Something To Tell You!

    11/10/2014 8:56:39 AM, by FUNLOVEN

    I have put off doing this blog until after the party that I spoke about in my last entry so I could give you a report about how it went. I want to thank all of you, my Spark friends, for your support. It means so much ! It has been 2 weeks since my surgery. Gosh, how time flies. Sometime... Read more

  • Sunday

    11/9/2014 11:15:18 PM, by STEVEN2GO2

    Had a great time at our community annual Steelers bash, over 50 people came through at some time during the game! Though there was one small detail I was unhappy about, the Steelers threw and fumbled away the game against the 1 - 8 Jets! Also my good friend Mike, one of those dirty Bro... Read more

  • Finally.....

    11/9/2014 7:08:18 PM, by IAMAGEMLOVER

    My Mom called me yesterday and finally told me about my Aunt Hazel. She said she looks good. They are giving her morphine when she needs it, she is in a wheelchair but she does sit at the table in her wheelchair, she ate with everyone and she held a conversation. Of course those are good days. S... Read more

  • A Quote from which One Could Launch a Writing Career.

    11/9/2014 11:29:09 AM, by WEARINGTHIN

    I just came across this great quote, from which I think one could launch a writing or painting career. "Description demands intense observation, so intense that the veil of everyday habit falls away and what we paid no attention to, because it struck us as so ordinary, is revealed as miracul... Read more

  • Saturday

    11/8/2014 11:14:22 PM, by STEVEN2GO2

    Looking forward to enjoying the Steelers - Jet game in our community center with a big screen TV free food, drink, prizes and friends. Go BIG BEN #7! Hey I wonder how many pro football quarterbacks have thrown 12 TD passes in two back - to - back games? Just half a cigar today (so ... Read more

  • Getting more exercise

    11/8/2014 10:52:13 PM, by ALIIDA

    My husband is quite well and my instincts tell me things are not serious, but they have to find the reason for last week's trouble. Well it's Sunday, so nothing is going to move much until the next week starts. I'm automatically totting up more fitness minutes because I take trains and walk to get t... Read more

  • Chapter 11 - seven scale guidelines

    11/8/2014 8:52:56 PM, by ~KINDREDSPIRIT~

    In your notebook, list 2 or 3 things that you learned from this chapter. 1) "Seven Guidelines": a) early morning b) only once c) don't go back d) never at night e) consider daily weigh in's (research shows this is more effective in the long-term) f) create a personal plan (dail... Read more

  • Chapter 10 - scale myths and beliefs

    11/8/2014 8:51:43 PM, by ~KINDREDSPIRIT~

    In your notebook, list 2 or 3 things that you learned from this chapter. 1) "Common Scale Myths": a) You can lose weight with the flu b) I'm gaining muscle c) It's from the cupcake! d) You're doing it all wrong 2) That you should not use the results on the scale to stay motiva... Read more

  • Friday

    11/7/2014 8:59:32 PM, by STEVEN2GO2

    It was a great day. My field examiner for my VA Pension called today. I explained my difficulties and next week I will have a few things to accomplish that hopefully will correct the situation, if not she said she will help some more. To be honest I am really enjoying my fun, vivid dreams. I th... Read more

  • Status update

    11/7/2014 3:15:36 PM, by JMAHNKEN

    Well the pup and I are missing my dog. The pup has been mopping and really not wanting to play with us as much as before. So I have been taking her on long walks each morning of at least 5 K. I even tried to get another dog we met today to play with her but it was too afraid and was barking and snip... Read more

  • Day 7

    11/7/2014 11:46:38 AM, by IAMAGEMLOVER

    Here we are day 7. I have stuck to my eating plan.(applause, applause) It hasn't been easy. I have been out and I have gone to the grocery store. I picked up some Halloween chocolate on sale, looked at it, and put it back and walked away. I am still kicking myself for it. ... Read more

  • Grouchiness explained-Miss you Nique

    11/7/2014 8:28:22 AM, by GINIEMIE

    Yesterday I posted that I was grouchy, last night my son and DIL were grouchy too, the only one in our small group not out of sorts was Erik. As I drove home I decided it was the full moon, then I got up this morning and realized this is the day I lost my sister. Of course as is usual for me, just b... Read more

  • A Sad Day for Football

    11/7/2014 3:02:23 AM, by WEARINGTHIN

    There is a court settlement in the works that was started by one lawyer, who happened to be friends with a doctor who first identified the prevalence of Traumatic Brain Injury in football players. Now other lawyers are on the case, and the impact could be huge for this case. If it is successful, a... Read more

  • Thursday

    11/6/2014 11:32:56 PM, by STEVEN2GO2

    I had a good 7 - hours of with strange and vivid dreams. I managed a load of laundry, enjoyed walking through mist and even accomplished 15 minutes of Jumping Jacks. I also finished a book I started yesterday, 'Ruins', book 2 in the series Pathfinder by Orson Scott Card. I have some Sp... Read more

  • Semi false alarm

    11/6/2014 8:19:34 AM, by ALIIDA

    DH has been admitted to hospital but I don't think it's serious. Anyway, I've been seriously craving comfort food, which is not that usual for me. On the whole, I'm not much of an emotional eater, so I'm a bit surprised at myself. Today's dinner, spaghetti and beer. Oh weeeeeell! Not too awful.... Read more

  • The VA is confused

    11/5/2014 11:48:22 PM, by STEVEN2GO2

    About 6 weeks ago I applied for a COMPETENCY REVIEW. When I divorced 12 years ago I was assigned a Fiduciary or Rep-Payee. The main reason, bluntly, was my ex-wife spent...spent...spent the money and maxed all my credit. I declared bankruptcy. Over the past 12 years working with my Fiduciary, we ha... Read more

  • The Magazine Rack

    11/5/2014 8:40:50 PM, by FUNLOVEN

    Just before my surgery I was seeing a lot of talk around SP about the Beck Diet Solution. I was very excited. I thought this sounded just like the thing I needed and so, in preparation, I went to the bookstore and got the book. I thought that my post-op recovery period would be the ideal time to t... Read more

  • Thanks everyone!

    11/5/2014 1:10:42 PM, by JMAHNKEN

    Thanks so much every one! It means a lot to me! It was such a shock, she was so happy, healthy and active, never any real health problems. I had just treated her for a yeast infection in her ear, but that is the only I had to give her medicine for an illness. It was just some freak accident that I d... Read more

  • Terrific Tuesday

    11/4/2014 11:35:51 PM, by STEVEN2GO2

    Today I did not have any head pain at all! I had a great upper body strength workout! The weather was perfect, Lots of & comfortable ! I hope Wednesday is wonderful too! ... Read more

  • What a day!

    11/4/2014 11:28:53 PM, by ALIIDA

    Even though I'm having a year off work, I have to go into work three days this week, but only for a couple of hours or so. I'm interviewing students for one of my classes next year. It was great to go to work! It's refreshing after being at home full time, but I'll probably be pining for my year off... Read more

  • Struggle to stay on top!

    11/4/2014 8:29:55 AM, by GINIEMIE

    Okay, bad evening yesterday...Erik was pushing candy and for some reason I had a sweet tooth. I suggested we get it out of the house to one of my teacher friends to use as rewards. Erik's response "my buy it, not giving it to ...." Some days he's so good about eating healthy and others.... oh just l... Read more

  • Migraine Monday

    11/3/2014 10:26:25 PM, by STEVEN2GO2

    I woke this morning with an intense migraine. It took me an hour, drinking ice cold water and a few Tylenol before I could function at all. Since it was a pleasant day outside I went for a long relaxing walk. When I returned I was tired, I think from beating the migraine and long walk. So I laid dow... Read more

  • Sunday

    11/2/2014 10:57:34 PM, by STEVEN2GO2

    Yes, most of us agree that decoration displays in stores for Christmas even before Halloween is ridiculous. Now do not get me wrong, I LOVE Christmas and the many wonderful memories of past ones, the excitement of the coming one and the anticipation of future Christmas. In fact on year my older... Read more


    11/2/2014 5:55:18 PM, by ICECUB


  • Chapter 9 - what affects the scale

    11/2/2014 5:08:24 PM, by ~KINDREDSPIRIT~

    In your notebook, list 2 or 3 things that you learned from this chapter: With regard to weighing on the scale, there are: "Factors with Lots of Control" 1) Time of Day (weigh in the morn b/f eating/drinking is best) 2) Water intake (body will retain fluids if you don't drink... Read more

  • happy november

    11/2/2014 12:16:55 PM, by ICECUB

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  • The Beginning Of The End

    11/2/2014 8:52:56 AM, by FUNLOVEN

    The end of this year that is! Friday brought me to my 1 week post-op. It is amazing how much can change in 1 week. You go from not being able to even get your surgical leg in and out of bed without help to walking independently with only the assist of a cane. Yep. That is where I am at righ... Read more

  • I guess Christmas is almost here!?!

    11/1/2014 9:35:48 PM, by STEVEN2GO2

    Yesterday I went with a friend for breakfast at Cracker Barrel. I noticed in their gift shop a huge white ! I was watching a college football game and a Planter's Peanut commercial was a Christmas theme with another and the Nutcracker! Hey I guess we are counting down ... Read more

  • November 1

    11/1/2014 8:16:20 PM, by IAMAGEMLOVER

    It has been awhile since I have blogged. A lot has been going on. Until Wednesday I was handling it, I wouldn't say doing good, but handling it. I wasn't leaving the house, not even getting dressed I sent my homemaker or chore person to the grocery store, so it was easy to avoid temptation, it w... Read more

  • Dark Thursday

    10/30/2014 9:39:29 PM, by STEVEN2GO2

    Today was a chilly dar overcast day. i noticed that the lack of sunshine caused my mood to be depressed. I tried various things to elevate my mood. I walked my community with my I-pod playing my favorite tunes. I did mange (hopefully) to solve the difficulty I was experiencing with my computer. I le... Read more

  • Chapter 8 - using the right scale

    10/30/2014 9:10:25 PM, by ~KINDREDSPIRIT~

    In your notebook, list 2 or 3 things that you learned from this chapter. 1) Make sure my scale is a 'good' tool that gives consistent readouts, but realize no scale can "be 100% accurate every time you step on them." 2) Use my scale on a hard surface rather than a carpeted floor... Read more

  • Chapter 7 - the games we play

    10/30/2014 8:54:21 PM, by ~KINDREDSPIRIT~

    In your notebook, list 2 or 3 things that you learned from this chapter. 1) Rituals do not work and may make you more obsessive about the scale numbers a) wearing light clothes b) taking off jewelry c) eating light meals; having no dinner night before d) no eating/drinking... Read more