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  • Where Were You, When You Found Out?

    12/20/2014 11:25:37 PM, by COLOR-BLUE

    I was a grown woman, before I found out, and had been out of the Army for a few years, when Pastor Gail T. Smith, came into my life! The Christmas story had just been that to me all these years, a story. Nobody had ever taken the time to help me understand that it just wasn't a story, until Pastor... Read more

  • AMAZING!!!

    12/20/2014 10:41:27 PM, by SVBJONES062010

    Today our family went to Six Flags over Texas and for the first time (since I was 13) I was able to ride the Texas Giant. I went earlier this year on Mother's day and I was unable to ride the ride - but today, 25 lbs smaller I was able to ride my favorite ride from my childhood. It was absolutely ... Read more

  • Weekly Semester Goals & Semester Overview

    12/20/2014 6:28:19 PM, by BMCC488

    Week 16 Semester Goals: Walk 18 miles= 18.95 miles this week Exercise a minimum of 450 min/wk= 452 minutes Continue to eat within range 5 days a week= only 3 days Lose 35 pounds total (ideal)= 1 gained, 26 total lost I barely met the miles and minutes, which is understandable with tw... Read more

  • Celebrating enjoying my new healthy habits and toys!

    12/20/2014 6:15:33 PM, by BETHELLENNASH

    I'm really excited and proud of myself. When I weighed myself on Thursday morning I was down to 209.6! That's 7 pounds lost this month and under 210--even with 2 holiday parties! I've been sticking within (and usually at the low end) my calorie, carbs, fat, protein, and fiber ranges most days. I've ... Read more

  • As I sit here.......

    12/20/2014 5:12:31 PM, by MRS_H717

    As I sit here at work (I work from home), I realize how little I do move around. I am tied to the computer for work 4 days a week ten hours a day. The only time I get out of this chair is when I need to go to the restroom. I usually only do that once while I am working. I know that isn't really ... Read more

  • Help

    12/20/2014 2:57:34 PM, by TFRAZIER8

    So it's been a while since I've posted anything, mostly because I feel like a failure. I've not stuck to my plan and when I went to the doctor last week I found that I'm now almost 400 lbs. I don't even know where to begin to get back on track. I can't seem to get motivated to do anything. I have a ... Read more

  • Did you ever notice?

    12/20/2014 10:22:15 AM, by JIMITALIA

    As a distance runner I have a slightly different relationship to the gym than most. During the summer months I rarely (if ever) visit the gym. Only during severe thunderstorm events would I even consider using the gym. I prefer to train on the turf I will be running on, and most half and full marath... Read more

  • it's saturday

    12/20/2014 9:52:12 AM, by MOMMY445

    i heard from my good friend who is overseas, this morning. now i'm off to an even better start to my day. it is always a pleasure to hear from him. i am really looking forward to when he comes back to the city just before new year's eve. my daughter got quite a few things from the breakfast with san... Read more

  • Woke up at 4 am but still slept a lot

    12/20/2014 7:28:53 AM, by MISSA526

    My antibiotics make me nauseous and sometimes puke. I tried to call my Dr on Friday but the office was closed all day for some unknown reason. So I'm just trying to get by till Monday when they open at 9 am. The good news is my bronchitis is getting better and I can talk easier. The bad news is I ha... Read more

  • Saturday

    12/20/2014 6:49:16 AM, by PICKIE98

    Today is my sixth workday.I agreed to do a favor for them to replace another person. It is only half a day, so I can still sit and do my paperwork while listening to Christmas Carols this afternoon.. I think I am psychic: I foresee a nap later on..... Read more

  • Job Situation/Retirement

    12/20/2014 2:01:03 AM, by ALIHIKES

    I plan to retire on April 1 2015 (I will be 64 then); my employer requested lots of advance notice even though I am required to give only one month notice. But my supervisor was aware that a co-worker who is out on maternity leave wants to move to my area (I am the sole employee in my city) and if s... Read more

  • Surprise Party

    12/19/2014 11:22:55 PM, by NOMORESHMOO

    So last night, we went to a surprise party for a friend. How fun!!! A mutual friend threw her the party & it was a very nice gathering. I made sure we ate before going to verify we ate appropriately. With almost a year of cutting sugar and sodium way down and there being pizza, I was a bit afrai... Read more

  • Sick Again

    12/19/2014 9:23:54 PM, by BMCC488

    What is up with this? Third time since the beginning of September. I woke up and felt like I had a cottonball in my throat but otherwise felt pretty good, just tired and muscle fatigue/soreness. I also had a low fever but like I said, felt pretty good. I had a suspicion on Wednesday when the sorenes... Read more

  • Turning this bus around :0)

    12/19/2014 9:04:57 PM, by CONTROLEDFREAK

    Not sure if this is the best place to write this but since I've started at least 4 different journals in the last couple of years, I think this is the safest place to be able to refer back to things. Trying to forgive myself for eating too much fat Wednesday night when hubby and I went out to ... Read more

  • Way Back In The History Of Me!

    12/19/2014 6:38:40 PM, by COLOR-BLUE

    When I was 12 years old, my sister was 11 and my brother 13, we lived in Osceola, WI, on a very tiny radar site for the United States Air Force. It was so small that there were only 20 family housing units and we were all in a cul-de sac setting. We were one HUGE happy family there. My mom,... Read more

  • Friday

    12/19/2014 6:37:10 PM, by PICKIE98

    Lots of clearing our of papers and Christmas flyers today,,I filled a whole box with them!! Researched a website for a nice camera for DD, but I had planned on using a LOT of gift cards from Best Buy,, turns out, the rewards program online that I belong to, only allows ONE card redemption per quar... Read more

  • Day 1: High Protein, Low Carb, Low Fat, Mostly-Raw, Vegan?

    12/19/2014 4:55:45 PM, by PERSEPHONEROSE

    Day 1 Weight: 186.6 lbs If you don't like eating meat and are interested in being a vegan...but get sick on too much fat from nuts and fruit sugar, and you genuinely want to loose weight, while not eating diet foods laden with chemicals...then read I'm not like everyone else. I ha... Read more

  • Back again....

    12/19/2014 3:29:42 PM, by MRS_H717

    I know this probably sounds repetitive but I am going to try this again....I really need to do something. I am getting to the point that I can't move around and I do not want to live in a wheelchair. As it is now I can't go out of the house without using mine. I do get around the house without on... Read more

  • Not what I expected...

    12/19/2014 3:21:16 PM, by SVBJONES062010

    Well, I have been following my program since Thanksgiving with absolutely tremendous success. I quickly dropped twenty five pounds and was feeling amazing. Then, I started adding exercise into my routine. I kinda expected to keep the pounds dropping like flies, however that's not what happened. ... Read more

  • it's friday

    12/19/2014 10:02:11 AM, by MOMMY445

    my daughter's last day of school for the year is today. mine will be in a few days. all of the birds are doing well and say cheep,cheep! i have not yet heard back from the company where i went for a job interview a few days ago. if i have not heard back by the end of today, i will look for other job... Read more

  • Oh America

    12/18/2014 11:52:32 PM, by MNNSAIDE

    Oh America - from a Military Brat I try my best to teach my school kids about Patriotism / respect and honor for our Flag and Country. I often tell him about the story of the flag and the parade. How the flag is sad that it is not respected or honored as it used to be. I ask them not t... Read more

  • Almost Friday

    12/18/2014 11:02:28 PM, by BMCC488

    Yesterday I weighed in and I gained a pound. I did well eating and exercising, so I think it's a mixture of expecting TOM and other factors. Hopefully it will show a good number next week! I am not updating my tracker on here because I know without a doubt it was these other factors. This morni... Read more

  • Emily and the Walker

    12/18/2014 10:41:33 PM, by MNNSAIDE

    I was standing in the rain for 3 hours this evening --- not a good idea for me as I get sick really easy. Today was the parade and all my music students canceled, so I was happy to have the night off to post grades / spark / Facebook / house work / pets etc... well I have been helping out ... Read more

  • Oh, Knee!

    12/18/2014 9:45:20 PM, by AMBERSMANUEL

    So...I think I hurt my knee. It twinges when I walk. It shoots pain when I sit still too long. it creaks when I go up the stairs...though that's nothing new. I noticed it first about 2 weeks ago when I went walking outside. It's been feeling better, but after jogging and some jumping jacks, it is ... Read more

  • The Christmas Shoes

    12/18/2014 5:51:11 PM, by COLOR-BLUE

    I remember when I first heard this song, a couple of years ago, and it would bring tears to my eyes every time I would hear it. They were sad, yet joyful tears. Well, I heard that song this morning on Family Life Radio, and I just started having one of those ugly cries, where you don't want an... Read more

  • 150 pounds by August 17, 2016

    12/18/2014 5:27:40 PM, by BETHELLENNASH

    I passed my first mini milestone on my weight loss journey. I weighed in at 209.6 pounds this morning--under 210! 7 pounds lost since joining SparkPeople one month ago today.... Read more

  • Childish Behavior?

    12/18/2014 5:18:40 PM, by NOMORESHMOO

    Today I have said, "Because I want to!" My husband laughed this morning because he saw that Texas stance, foot kicked out, hands on hips, bottom lip out, and then the words and foot slam. Yep, he knew it was going to be one of those days. I woke up in a mood, "my way or the highway." It's my bir... Read more

  • Need rest But still need to take care of mom

    12/18/2014 4:32:54 PM, by MISSA526

    Went to my doctor yesterday. I'm om giant antibiotics and cough syrup with codeine. I'm still taking regular cough syrup so the good cough syrup with last longer. My doctor told me to get plenty of rest. Hard to do. I managed to get in a 1 hour nap and I feel guilty about it. Shawn doesn't seem to ... Read more

  • it's thursday

    12/18/2014 2:59:20 PM, by MOMMY445

    i'm spending some time with my daughter today. tomorrow, i have to do some grocery and xmas shopping for my daughter. today was pajama day at school for my daughter. she likes when her school has that. all of the birds are doing well and say hi. so far, i have not yet heard anything back from that c... Read more

  • Change...

    12/18/2014 1:21:11 PM, by OREGONRAIN64

    My son posted on Facebook a saying that is true: "Where you are today is the sum of every choice you've ever made. If you don't like where you are, Change things!" I've started on SP before, but never stuck with it. I don't like the way my body is right now. It is the sum of every choice I eve... Read more

  • Thursday

    12/18/2014 6:03:58 AM, by PICKIE98

    It is still dark out..five bells, but I felt a snowflake on my nose last night when I went out to the mailbox. Temps are in the 20's now.. Now that I am away from all of that rich food and eating my smaller meals, I feel better.. I am just looking forward to a three-day work week next week. ... Read more

  • Just hit level 19, with 80,000 points!

    12/17/2014 11:58:32 PM, by ELISELA2011

    Happy to make it to the next level in points here, trying to be more active in the interactive parts of the site again.... Read more

  • Done with School

    12/17/2014 9:49:15 PM, by BMCC488

    The final final was this morning at the school and I returned my rented books afterwards. I got the score I needed to pass the class so I'm happy for that. I also sent some books in the mail for a buy back program, so hopefully they accept them and send me a check in a couple weeks. That would be gr... Read more

  • It was a really tough day and tough week ahead

    12/17/2014 8:56:18 PM, by JANETSJAMMING

    Tough days but I am making it through work. Eating mindfully and trying to fit in activity, like walking today and mindful of need for sleep. I am going to keep being mindful no matter what drama unfolds around me because I am worth it. Worth being healthy. ... Read more

  • Why I'm here

    12/17/2014 7:21:05 PM, by CHARMIN_G

    Ok, so I'm here. This must mean I, like everyone else here, am now serious and determined to get in shape and get healthy. I hate diets, I hate all the "you can't eat this, you can't eat that"... so I don't diet, never have, never will. I will never yo-yo like I see so many people doing. I do, ... Read more

  • Excuses

    12/17/2014 6:34:09 PM, by BETHELLENNASH

    Too tired is definitely my biggest excuse for not exercising. My energy level has really been low and I'm not waking up feeling rested after 8-11 hours in bed most nights. My doctor just got me started on Vitamin D3. And I am exercising almost every day, just don't always make it up in time for wate... Read more

  • A Labor Of Love!

    12/17/2014 6:05:38 PM, by COLOR-BLUE

    Women go through having a child and it is truly a labor of love and it's a beautiful and marvelous time when the baby is born. When Mary had her child, there was celebrating, as the Kings and the shepherds came, and bowed down before Him and giving thanks and praise to Him. Mary didn't know ... Read more

  • Wednesday

    12/17/2014 5:20:34 PM, by PICKIE98

    I felt so horrible this morning when I awoke!! I could barely move, get out of bed, my stomach was so full and heavy. I just wanted to stay home in bed. I did not. I rose at four, worked until 12:30 p.m. I think my problem was way too much food at a time, too much food that was so rich, ... Read more

  • My Present from my Hubby

    12/17/2014 3:20:19 PM, by AMBERSMANUEL

    I got a new tattoo!! It's just the outline right now. When it's done it will look more like the pic above. Letting it heal right now. Once I've had a chance to for... Read more

  • Winter again!

    12/17/2014 3:09:55 PM, by MARTINT011

    The sun is out! This is great. I did enjoy the warm weather however , this brought about some fog, lots of it. Today though we have snow but the sun is out and this is great. We got the colder weather, not so cold. So I guess you can say, this is a mild winter day. Am going to moni... Read more

  • it's wednesday

    12/17/2014 11:55:48 AM, by MOMMY445

    i had a job interview yesterday afternoon. i think it went rather well. i will know by the end of the week whether or not i got the job. my daughter has movie day at school today and she doesn't have to dress up,either and she can bring a pillow,too. all of the birds are doing well and say hello,hel... Read more

  • Family drama..what would Christmas be without it? Weird???

    12/17/2014 10:19:54 AM, by MEXGAL1

    So for those who have followed me for some time you will get a kick out of this. For those who just dropped in some brief background(sister moved my Mom back to PA from Mexico and had mom spend 130,000 to build a MIL suite onto her house and then takes her SS check every month, has total control of... Read more

  • On the down... But on the up!

    12/17/2014 3:14:50 AM, by SVBJONES062010

    Well, it is after midnight so technically I should say "yesterday" was a long day for me (it is still my Tuesday, since I haven't gone to bed yet). My husband went to his first day of job training and after four hours of training, the entire class was released because the company put a hiring freez... Read more

  • *Just a final notice* very small

    12/16/2014 11:36:58 PM, by SARCASTICALLYME

    I said I wasn't gonna do this again but after debating for the past few days I have figured it might be easier to just get one last new account rather then going through and emptying out all the past contents of this account!... Read more

  • So Tired of This Rollercoaster

    12/16/2014 9:55:41 PM, by BMCC488

    I got a pre-dawn workout this morning which was an hour of walking videos from on demand and went back to bed shortly afterwards. Later when I woke up I had enough time to have lunch and get a shower before my brother had to leave for work. He had taken the boys to the doctor/urgent care and on... Read more

  • Home Again

    12/16/2014 6:56:23 PM, by NOMORESHMOO

    Home feels so good after an 8 hour drive, but unpacking, laundry, and cleaning, are not what I want to do. Driving that long leaves me in extreme pain & we don't eat on the road, so I feel like I am starving and dehydrated. Tomorrow I have quite a bit to do, yet it will be an emotional day (Grandm... Read more

  • Sock snowmen with grandchildren

    12/16/2014 5:52:26 PM, by MEXGAL1

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  • Tuesday

    12/16/2014 2:44:35 PM, by PICKIE98

    Tonight is our Christmas party. I am going to make hot nacho dip. I will go for a couple hours, but I have to get up early for work tomorrow, so will not help them close and cleanup the space this year. I am glad I will only have to work three days next week,. ... Read more

  • My Intro to SparkPeople

    12/16/2014 10:52:15 AM, by METARUBBISH

    Hi to all. I am April (Metarubbish) and I have been on Sparkpeople since Dec 8, 2014. So far I have lost 7 lbs and plan to lose at least 11 more. I am an avid non-profit volunteer; a mom, Disabled Army Veteran; wife to a disabled Army soldier (retiring this yr-YAY!);a multi-medium artis... Read more

  • Forever

    12/16/2014 10:38:08 AM, by FLAVORED

    It's been forever since I logged in to spark. More than a year since my last blog which is a good indication that it has been more than a year since my last log in. I have not really had any progress in my weight loss. I think I am actually up to what I was when I started the last time. I don't eat ... Read more

  • Reality and Christmas

    12/16/2014 10:13:11 AM, by SBECKER526

    Cancer did change my outlook on life and helped me set priorities. I can't do everything I used to do, but I appreciate everything I can do. What I learned: 1. Take care of me. 2.Take care of my husband. 3. Take time for the relationships that are soo important. 4. Don't worry about ... Read more

  • A Little Power House Singing For Chirst!

    12/16/2014 9:57:51 AM, by COLOR-BLUE

    This 7 year old girl sings her heart out for Christ! She's AMAZING! She's no longer a 7 year old girl, but a teenager, now, and I've also seen and heard her amazing voice as a teen and she's even more powerful!
    be%20Must-S... Read more

  • Say It Ain't So

    12/16/2014 9:35:53 AM, by METARUBBISH

    I've just been'killing it' this past week and can already tell a change in my breathing; my jeans & my energy. I KNOW things are going well so why in the world do my scales hate me so. I read the advice of not being a slave to the scale. I read that change may not be noticeable right away. I read t... Read more

  • Confidence Booster

    12/16/2014 7:55:23 AM, by AMBERSMANUEL

    Not sure what, exactly, is on my mind. I know that sounds silly, but sometimes I have to write to figure out what's going on in there. Yesterday someone that I thought was a friend ignored me. It put me in a real funk for a while l... Read more

  • Long Busy Day

    12/15/2014 11:25:02 PM, by BMCC488

    This morning I managed to get a pre-dawn workout with five miles of WATP total. Then I went back to bed and when I woke up later, the kids were gone. I got a few small assignments done for English, knocked out my History assignments, and made my appointment for my psychology final for Wednesday morn... Read more

  • One last time

    12/15/2014 11:23:39 PM, by NOMORESHMOO

    All I wanted was one last moment to play in the basement of Grandma's house. She wasn't my grandmother technically, but she accepted me as her's from the moment her grandson brought me home. 20 years ago on Thanksgiving, it was the first time I met this wonderful & amazing woman. At that time, sh... Read more

  • A Way Was Made For US!

    12/15/2014 10:52:52 PM, by COLOR-BLUE

    Long before the earth was even formed, God had already made a way for us, to make it back home, to Him!
    gwe7GDl9-04 Blessings! - Nancy Jean - GA... Read more

  • Love my choices

    12/15/2014 7:41:20 PM, by SVBJONES062010

    I woke up this morning and got on my scale, I am down to a weight I haven't been at in (literally) ten years. I am officially 19 pounds away from my first goal of 250 pounds. I'm not going to stop there, my final goal is to be between 130 and 150 pounds . We went to the YMCA that is... Read more

  • monday

    12/15/2014 5:28:24 PM, by PICKIE98

    50 degrees, no snow.. dark at 4pm again. I just go home form getting three filings replaced .. I got to the clinic at 2:30p, was in the starting my car at 3:30p!! Normally I sleep through the whole thing, but the doc made me wake up and stay awake because I needed to hold my tongue strai... Read more

  • Ways I am healthier

    12/15/2014 3:23:42 PM, by BETHELLENNASH

    So SparkGuy's challenge today was to post all the ways I can tell I'm moving towards becoming healthier, even if the scale doesn't budge. Drinking 8 cups of water so I'm not eating because I'm actually thirsty. Starting to choose to cook healthier meals for myself and try to balance my nutrit... Read more

  • 2015....what shal you bring?

    12/15/2014 2:03:21 PM, by MYSTIQUE82

    Wow! My last entry was in 2010 Im so fearful to start this weight loss battle again, i dont think i want to face failure for the zillionth time Im a gastric balloon failure, gained back all what i lost (which wasnt much as compared to others with the balloon) in a year, nd started adding mo... Read more

  • Learning more

    12/15/2014 1:29:58 PM, by SBECKER526

    I am finishing up projects and trainings for the retired school employees. I began reading minutes and key documents for board members of Breast Cancer Support Services. I feel good about my new role.... Read more

  • I Cried a Little When I Got on the Scale

    12/15/2014 12:59:03 PM, by AMBERSMANUEL

    I'm at the lowest weight I've been in nearly 10 years... The lowest weight since Hurricane Katrina uprooted us from our home and completely changed our lives in late August of 2005. I gained 15 pounds in the three weeks following ... Read more

  • it's monday

    12/15/2014 9:31:11 AM, by MOMMY445

    I returned a call from a different company regarding a different job. I am researching the company this morning, so when I hear back from them, I will know quite a bit about the company. My daughter is feeling a lot better and she went to school today. I will step up my efforts to get more of my onl... Read more

  • A special Thank You to all my Spark Friends!

    12/15/2014 6:41:30 AM, by ANGELN325

    As you know, I'm having a hard time with the news of my uncle. After losing 3 family members earlier this year, this is very disturbing to me that I might lose another. The information I get keeps changing and Saturday my aunt said that when she talked to him that the doctor told him that he does no... Read more

  • When I start to eat better then I eat terrible

    12/14/2014 10:48:51 PM, by LMMONTES

    When I try to eat better, I end up eating all junk. Maybe I don't care. I know I care I just don't understand it. I there anything I can do different? I think I need to follow a plan where it is written down what I need to eat each day. Is there anyway that I can get like a two week plan? Feel... Read more

  • Lazy Day

    12/14/2014 8:51:06 PM, by BMCC488

    Today has turned into a lazy day regarding schoolwork. I meant to take my sociology final but once the kids got home, all motivation went out the window. They were noisy all day and the youngest boycotted his nap. As the day progressed, I felt less and less like doing homework so tomorrow will defin... Read more

  • Ok Let's do this

    12/14/2014 7:36:57 PM, by JANETSJAMMING

    I am ready to start again, working out and counting calories and make success happen again. I lost 30 pounds and was healthy, than I got hurt, tendonitis in my ankle and a mental collapse. I am ready to make my health a priority> I did it once and I can do it again, I will be looking better and fe... Read more

  • Ramblings of Sunday 12/14/2014

    12/14/2014 6:59:43 PM, by SARCASTICALLYME

    So today was/is a weigh in day and after a few good weeks it appears I have gone back up and am now at 264.6. Its not terrible but more like something that is triggering questions and the plotting of plans. So for the rest of 2014.......I QUIT! Okay so I'm going to explain that. for the ... Read more

  • Phew! Finally!

    12/14/2014 6:19:22 PM, by MRSBENNETT2

    Young Gavin Stuart finally decided to arrive on Dec. 5th at 11:29 pm. My poor daughter had a rough time of it - they decided to induce her and right from the be... Read more

  • Little Ways of motivation

    12/14/2014 5:22:56 PM, by SVBJONES062010

    So decided this week I was going to stay off the scale, for a number of reasons. Most of those reasons coincide with a SparkPeople article about needing to take a break from the scale. But my break is ONLY from my scale. My break is not from my program, it's not from eating healthy, and it's not ... Read more

  • He Truly Is With Us!

    12/14/2014 4:30:06 PM, by COLOR-BLUE
    R9n7QDFAOXU Blessings! - Nancy Jean - GA... Read more

  • Sunday

    12/14/2014 4:21:07 PM, by PICKIE98

    really off on my timetable this weekend,,slept the whole day in chair after grocery shopping and laundry. Ham in crockpot, spuds in the oven,,did not get to bake the apple pie.. back to work tomorrow,,... Read more

  • Sunday

    12/14/2014 4:21:04 PM, by PICKIE98

    really off on my timetable this weekend,,slept the whole day in chair after grocery shopping and laundry. Ham in crockpot, spuds in the oven,,did not get to bake the apple pie.. back to work tomorrow,,... Read more

  • What I love about my body

    12/14/2014 2:55:31 PM, by BETHELLENNASH

    I like my smile, my hair, and my complexion. My hips and breasts aren't too bad either. Tummy is another story entirely, but that will be changing ad I lose the 69 pounds.... Read more

  • it's sunday

    12/14/2014 12:57:32 PM, by MOMMY445

    another week has begun. my daughter is feeling a bit under the weather today. so she is taking it easy. it is her last week of school this week and she wants to be well rested so she can enjoy it. all of the birds are doing well and say hello,,hello! as for me, i am catching up on some of my online ... Read more

  • Starting over again

    12/14/2014 12:19:32 PM, by TALYNDRAS

    Starting over on losing weight and getting healthier, again. I've always had a vision of myself at 40. Me: fit, healthy, desirable, active with my kids, working in my chosen career, and not lonely. Now there are only nine months until I turn forty. I'm getting closer to the chosen career, working pa... Read more

  • Craziness...

    12/14/2014 10:19:14 AM, by NOMORESHMOO

    I have never been in Grandma's house without Grandma there, it seems so bizarre. She marked some items with my name, it made me cry. A victorian table that I adore and she remembered, my name is on the bottom of the table. Then we were asked to go through and get any gifts we gave her over the ye... Read more

  • Taking Grandma Jane out to lunch today.

    12/14/2014 9:56:24 AM, by MEXGAL1

    My Mother has been waiting patiently for me to go and see her...just so busy with the grandkids and after school duty and such. Anyway today we will take her out to lunch with the grandkids. She is looking forward to it and so am I. And the good news is that my DH suggested it and is going with u... Read more

  • Sleep is wonderful

    12/14/2014 9:24:56 AM, by SBECKER526

    With the new cycler in place, we had no alarms go off during the night. I actually got to sleep for a longer period of time. I feel so much better and have some energy. I am happy to be more alert. I will be able to enjoy a Christmas Jazz worship today at 11 am. I will attend the cafe to se... Read more

  • And then It is Winter

    12/14/2014 3:01:52 AM, by GOANNA2


  • New normal?

    12/13/2014 11:26:06 PM, by SBECKER526

    I am so relieved and happy. My husband's dialysis cycler machine had a system error on Thursday evening. I called tech support who got me through the proper end of cycle procedure for his dialysis. I called our dialysis support nurse who suggested that I request a new machine. Bob is diabetic an... Read more

  • Week 15 Semester Goals & Some NSVs

    12/13/2014 10:32:52 PM, by BMCC488

    Week 15 Semester Goals: Walk 18 miles= walked 26.2 miles this week Exercise a minimum of 450 min/wk= 540 minutes Continue to eat within range 5 days a week= 5 days Lose 35 pounds total (ideal)= 1.8 lost, 27 total I met all of the goals again I struggled a little with eating to... Read more

  • December 13th

    12/13/2014 3:52:54 PM, by PORTIAWILLIS

    Well this is the first time in a long time that I ate and just keep eating or at least that's how I feel right now. I ate a 6"roast beef subway sandwich and baked chips for lunch. Not to bad but as I walked past Ben and Jerry's ice cream shop that brownie called my name and I didn't resist. Good new... Read more

  • Saturday

    12/13/2014 3:17:21 PM, by PICKIE98

    I had a horrible sleeping night:did not sleep. My nose was so plugged up I could not breathe. I sat up in bed, went to get some Coricidin highBP for nighttime. I then slept until 9:30, so took a quick shower, went over daily game plan with DD. We stopped at Dad's house, checked for mice, mail..... Read more

  • This Baby!

    12/13/2014 3:04:51 PM, by COLOR-BLUE

    This is the ULTIMATE GIFT that God gave to all of us! A gift that was so precious to Him, yet He saw how we needed the help to get back to Him! Thus, He gave us This Baby! Thank You, God, for Your Son!
    Z1wlZoN6h9M Blessings! ... Read more

  • Proud of my eating

    12/13/2014 2:43:53 PM, by BETHELLENNASH

    I was really good when we went out to Chili's last night. I had looked up nutrition information ahead of time and knew several choices that would work. I skipped the croutons on my salad and stretched one side of dressing over two salads using the dip your fork in the dressing before each bite metho... Read more

  • Keeping it up

    12/13/2014 2:43:28 PM, by SVBJONES062010

    Well, a few days ago I was writing completely excited that I haven't been feeling the urge to emotionally eat. I was relaxed and I was happy. Then, this week has been a whirlwind of a storm that has come to hit. My husband lost his job due to a knee injury and has been home (offering me chips and... Read more

  • it's saturday

    12/13/2014 9:55:39 AM, by MOMMY445

    i'm off in a while to spend some time with my daughter today. woo hoo! the weekend is here! hurray! i'm catching up on some computer work, then i am off to spend time with her. i heard from another place regarding a different job i applied to. i will get back to them today and let them know i am def... Read more

  • Why Oh Why???

    12/13/2014 12:38:12 AM, by NOMORESHMOO

    So why is there so much food? The neighbors need to quit bringing food over, or at least some healthier options. I think it is wonderful that people show their support by bringing food to the family and none of us need to go out to eat, but please stop with the pasta dishes, casseroles, and desser... Read more

  • So Glad it's Friday

    12/12/2014 11:58:22 PM, by BMCC488

    Last night I started having a toothache, and it made it even less desirable to get up before dawn to do a workout. I ended up sleeping in a few more hours. Then I struggled trying to find significant exercise ideas. Since I didn't have the house to myself or a chance to use my brother's room, I went... Read more

  • workout or no workout that is the question

    12/12/2014 10:22:45 PM, by HONEYBUNMINI

    Hi everyone I am going to vent from the start of the interim I wanted to exercise but my CD player did not want to work so I can't workout. This is my only way to workout it was working beforehand than stopped working for no reason. Sorry I couldn't workout without the cd player. What are the odds t... Read more

  • HE'S The Reason For This Time Of The Year!

    12/12/2014 9:25:53 PM, by COLOR-BLUE

    There is NO OTHER!!!
    PG14DXeXD3U Blessings! - Nancy Jean - GA... Read more

  • Taking care of my mom is taking a toll on my health

    12/12/2014 7:59:02 PM, by MISSA526

    today I had 842 cals but that was due to a combo of taking care of my mom and a a rip roaring migraine that caused me to throw up 3-4 times in less than 30 mmin. I am still dealing with the excruciating pain,luckily now day is on duty so I can try to sleep and get rid of the migraine. I was supposed... Read more

  • Friday

    12/12/2014 7:28:43 PM, by PICKIE98

    Ran lots of errands after work today: Picked up a huge bag of gala apples at krogers while picking up a Rx. Off to credit union, then to Aldi for my cheese sticks, some U.S produce, ingredients for hot taco dip for the Christmas Party for my workplace Tuesday evening. i am very careful at Al... Read more

  • NSV: Project Clean-up!

    12/12/2014 4:33:22 PM, by ALIHIKES

    I am wildly, madly, excited that my office clean-up project resulted in MAJOR improvement! Maybe that wouldn’t be a big victory for some of you. But for me, it was HUGE! Mostly my home is pretty tidy, clean, and organized. Even if I am not naturally an immaculately tidy person – I feel more pe... Read more

  • Whew!

    12/12/2014 4:12:48 PM, by ANGELN325

    Found out I misunderstood the update on my uncle. I heard my dad talking to my cousin when I came home last night and started grilling him about his baby brother/my uncle. They don't know if the tumor in his back is cancer (how I heard shoulder, I don't know). The tumor in his face which was biopsie... Read more

  • it's friday

    12/12/2014 11:25:48 AM, by MOMMY445

    i'm taking it easy today. it was very challenging getting through the snow the other day. i haven't made any plans for the weekend yet. all of the birds are doing well and say cheep,cheep! my daughter has only one more week left of school and she is off until just after new year's day. she is counti... Read more

  • Day 2 - in the summer time when the weather is fine :)

    12/12/2014 8:05:55 AM, by SUNNYRAYE

    Hello Sunny Friends, Well my goals for yesterday were all achieved. Today I'm not feeling well at all but still fighting this battle. Up up and away! ... Read more

  • This is NOW

    12/12/2014 6:59:15 AM, by AMBERSMANUEL

    Yesterday wasn't fun. Enough said. I won't get into details because it is what it is. Today, NOW is what's important. I'm up and about to get on the elliptical machine. I've remembered my personal mantra for fighting the blues ("... Read more