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  • just sayin’ … we are friends again

    4/23/2018 8:21:15 PM, by MTN_KITTEN

    Thank you, thank you Kriszta, DSJB, CrazyDog and everyone for listening to my fears yesterday. Last year was … scary. Hubby’s TBI can get the best of both of us when he is having a manic episode and there is a list of things that can trigger them. We live by the acronym HALT: Never get to... Read more

  • it's monday

    4/23/2018 2:08:01 PM, by MOMMY445

    another beautiful sunny and mild day here today. my daughter says hi. all of the birds say cheep,cheep! have a terrific day,everyone!... Read more

  • Week 16

    4/23/2018 10:36:09 AM, by PAIGE2017

    Another week down and another sort of disappointing weigh in....-0.2. It is still something and I'm trying to remind myself that I had a lot going on last week so it's ok. I was so busy that I didn't get in very many "real" workouts but just tried to keep moving as much as possible and would try t... Read more

  • working on trying to sleep better and longer

    4/23/2018 8:19:20 AM, by 417-EXERCISE30

    Good Morning- I had two days of marvelous sleep - 8 hours. this is a miracle. I feel like a million dollars. I went to the gym and had a very challenging workout and loved it. My Dh on the other hand looks like he is down in the dumps. I am assuming it is his mother dying. He will not talk abou... Read more

  • The Daily Post - Starting Over With New Intention

    4/23/2018 7:34:11 AM, by KIMBERAKA

    We have 4 weeks of school left. I wanted to be down to 145 by the end of school and to be able to start summer at my "perfect" weight. So in order for me to do that I have to start this process with new intention. I think the word intention gets a bad rap. Like from the phrase "The path to hell... Read more

  • just sayin’ … fighting with hubby … or myself???

    4/22/2018 3:32:27 PM, by MTN_KITTEN

    Hubby is a retired Marshal … hunted down bad guys and wrestled them to the ground and made grown men cry. He helped those who wanted to help themselves and helped children find better lives away from their “parents”. My adorable beloved hubby of almost 42 years … is on my last nerve. He i... Read more

  • it's sunday

    4/22/2018 2:50:38 PM, by MOMMY445

    what a beautiful day here today! my daughter says hi! i am heading out for a walk in a while. i feel good today. i got a good amount of sleep, i'm eating well and drinking plenty of water these days. all of the birds say cheep,cheep! have a terrific day,everyone!... Read more

  • Too expensive to cure people of diseases! Now it is official.

    4/22/2018 10:30:26 AM, by CTUPTON

    we knew this!
    be-economically-valid/all/... Read more

  • The 8 Cup Challenge - Day 21 - Weigh in Day

    4/22/2018 9:43:26 AM, by KIMBERAKA

    We worked hard yesterday. Not really, but we were busy. First it was house hunting. We're thinking about buying land and having a manufactured house put on it. So we went to a dealer and walked through the displays. WOW! mobile homes are not what they used to be. They are really great now. L... Read more

  • Are we acting like Humans or reacting like Mice?

    4/21/2018 4:13:12 PM, by OLDEROWL

    Stephen Covey in The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, notes that the human brain is distinct in four ways from that of animals. Humans have 4 mental powers that animals do not have: 1) the power of self-awareness -- to look as an observer of yourself in a particular situation, and of your feeli... Read more

  • it's saturday

    4/21/2018 2:42:19 PM, by MOMMY445

    i finally heard back from the doctor in regards to seeing a specialist for my sore left leg and hip area. they are not as sore as they once were, so i am slowly and steadily building up my stamina, strength until i know for sure what is happening with the soreness on my upper left leg and hip area. ... Read more

  • Another sleepless night

    4/21/2018 12:28:18 PM, by PAIGE2017

    I took the day off yesterday for my interview. I didn't have to be to Little Rock until 11 so I tried to relax a little in the morning since I never have the house or the tv to myself. I guess I got too relaxed and by the time I decided to check google maps to see what time I needed to leave, I ne... Read more

  • The 8 Cup Challenge - Day 20

    4/21/2018 10:34:54 AM, by KIMBERAKA

    Tomorrow will be 3 weeks since I've started this challenge and each day I've come close to drinking the entire 8 cups. The warmer the weather gets the easier it is. Yesterday was Forest Day and it was glorious! It was chilly in the morning but by mid-morning it was warm with clear blue skies. Th... Read more

  • MIL trying hard to stay alive until we get there

    4/21/2018 7:12:55 AM, by 417-EXERCISE30

    Good Morning; My MIL has this blood disease. She has to watch what she eats due to histamines which can trigger this cell blood disease and she can go into shock and die. We got word that she told the doctors that since she is going to die she is going to eat whatever she wants. Now we get word ... Read more

  • Some Days Chronic Illness Is...

    4/20/2018 2:09:16 PM, by FRANCLYN

    Some Days Chronic Illness Is... shaking from head to toe even though your body is beyond exhausted from the motion. Some Days Chronic Illness Is...admitting when you feel better for the day but not without qualifiers lest people forget that "chronic" means it will come back. It's not better pe... Read more

  • it's friday!

    4/20/2018 1:42:41 PM, by MOMMY445

    woo hoo! the weekend is here! hurray! it is going to be a sunny and mild weekend here. my daughter says hi! all of the birds say cheep,cheep! not too much planned for the weekend this weekend. it feels good to be so active and to make healthy food choices. have a great day,everyone and a terrific we... Read more

  • In control thanks to planning

    4/20/2018 1:08:41 PM, by TERRIFICLYFIT

    After allowing myself to grieve Tuesday evening after getting the bad health news, I decided to do some research. I read that even on steroids, some women have managed to lose weight. It's not typically a lot of weight, but it's something. They had two things that worked in their favor: 6 smal... Read more

  • Dh got all these email yesterday about his mom

    4/20/2018 10:12:11 AM, by 417-EXERCISE30

    Good Morning- we already made plane tickets, rental car and hotel. Now we find out that MIL is not taking any meds at all even the medicine that stops the histamine build up in her body. The doctor says she could go as soon as 3 days or 3 weeks, but no later. We will be there not this weekend but... Read more

  • The 8 Cup Challenge - Day 19

    4/20/2018 7:19:38 AM, by KIMBERAKA

    It's Forest Day! I'll get lots of steps/miles in today. I'll take my water bottle so I'll be sure to get lots of water too. I'll post some pics of our hike. Only a month of school left so this will be one of the few Forest Days we'll have. I don't know why but I'm really excited! Maybe it's be... Read more

  • Oops!

    4/19/2018 8:48:17 PM, by M0RCYLA

    Gah! 230 I am really trying to find it in me to laugh at myself but it's going to take a few minutes. Day 2 of my restarting (again) and I'm thinking "Wow I have a lot of calories available to me." [I was SURE I was over] Investigation into settings reveals: My weight is wrong AND my goal was ... Read more

  • it's thursday

    4/19/2018 10:48:33 AM, by MOMMY445

    a beautiful spring day here today! a bit on the cool side,though that is okay with me and my daughter. from tomorrow onwards, there is supposed to be lots of sunshine and warmer temperatures. i am looking forward to it. all of the birds say cheep,cheep! have a terrific day,everyone!... Read more

  • MIL had a meal with tomatoes - first time since her illness

    4/19/2018 8:14:08 AM, by 417-EXERCISE30

    Good morning; We got word that MIL is eating regular food and loving it. She has a smile on her face. Dh is asking for time off to see his mom b/4 she lets go. She had all sorts of tests and she has a great deal wrong with her. So it is just a matter of weeks. DH & I had a discussion we need t... Read more

  • The 8 Cup Challenge Day 18

    4/19/2018 7:34:35 AM, by KIMBERAKA

    Yesterday I drank lots of water. Not sure if drank the full 8 cups but I got close. No coffee at work, just water. I've been trying to do Simply Filling but I feel like I'm eating all the time. I'm not eating bad things but I still feel like I'm hungry and eating all the time. Got on the scale ... Read more

  • Miracle Morning Mix

    4/18/2018 3:04:34 PM, by M0RCYLA

    I've lost some of my spark in my Miracle Morning. Coming back to Spark People (how many times now?) is an exploration of blends. How will these things blend? I am looking for something to fit together almost seamlessly. One thing naturally leads to another and reaches back to reinforce that thing. I... Read more

  • Dr. Hyman: How to Feed Your Gut

    4/18/2018 10:59:22 AM, by CTUPTON
    w-to-feed-your-gut/ I have read parts of this information in hundreds of places. This article put it all together for me! chris... Read more

  • it's wednesday

    4/18/2018 10:09:47 AM, by MOMMY445

    a really nice spring day here today. my daughter says hi! i will be getting outdoors in a while to enjoy the weather. it feels good to finally be able to increase the amount of time i can exercise and the kinds of exercise i can do. i may see some of my friends on the weekend. in the meantime, i am ... Read more

  • just been informed by family

    4/18/2018 9:43:23 AM, by 417-EXERCISE30

    good Morning; My MIL has refused to eat her special prepared food for her disease. She has announced that she is going to eat regular food for now on until she dies. She is tired and she wants to eat whatever she wants at the age of 91. DH & I were paying for this special prepared food that was ... Read more

  • The 8 Cup Challenge - Day 16

    4/18/2018 7:34:11 AM, by KIMBERAKA

    The water challenge isn't going well. I've been drinking coffee and diet soda with just a few cups of water in between. Yesterday my belly hurt and I didn't feel well at all. I think it's another bout of constipation - my lifelong battle. I went to Walmart after work and bought some Magnesium be... Read more

  • Upsetting news

    4/17/2018 8:07:57 PM, by TERRIFICLYFIT

    I've been feeling so good recently, just watching the pounds melt away every few days, my clothes fitting better and even looser, feeling good about my face thinning down. So today's news, a bummer no matter what, is a bummer in the goal achievement department..again I'm having a flare of my rare l... Read more

  • "ACES" list

    4/17/2018 3:04:59 PM, by CTUPTON

    The 10 ACEs the researchers measured: — Physical, sexual and verbal abuse. — Physical and emotional neglect. — A family member who is: •depressed or diagnosed with other mental illness; •addicted to alcohol or another substance; •in prison. — Witnessing a mother being abuse... Read more

  • 1 hr movie worth watching--online more to follow...

    4/17/2018 2:54:18 PM, by CTUPTON
    e/ ACES: ADVERSE CHILDHOOD EXPERIENCES 39 A major movement is happening about how "ACES" in early childhood cause bodily and mental changes leading to adult problems. There is now scientific proof changes in the body happen due to stress in chi... Read more

  • it's tuesday

    4/17/2018 12:12:36 PM, by MOMMY445

    the weather has finally improved enough for me to venture out. my daughter went to school no problem this morning. she says hi to everyone! there was freezing rain, rain, ice pellets, snow and even lightning at one point. today, there is a chance of snow in the morning and a chance of rain in the af... Read more

  • got a status on my neighbor

    4/17/2018 7:59:03 AM, by 417-EXERCISE30

    Good Morning; yesterday I got a call from my neighbor. she is the one whose husband has Parkinson's. I did not get what I expected - I thought she would be crying and upset. She put her husband in a care facility. I knew there was an ambulance about 3 weeks ago. Her husband would lay on the ... Read more

  • The 8 Cup Challenge - Day 15

    4/17/2018 7:44:53 AM, by KIMBERAKA

    Okay, I'm not sure what was going yesterday but it was April 16th and it snowed! Yeah, here in the Midwest - it snowed. And I don't mean just a little. It was snowing and blowing like Christmas!! Crazy! So, I didn't get as much water in as I wanted to. It was so cold that I did make some coffe... Read more

  • just sayin' ... idle hands and all

    4/16/2018 9:48:41 PM, by MTN_KITTEN

    My BFF in the whole world gave me her Grace Company quilting stand ... she had two different stands and this was the one she liked the least. It came with a hoop that is gigantic ... and I am in search for a 14" hoop. The company that makes/offers these discontinued them mid-last year. Go... Read more

  • more....

    4/16/2018 5:19:30 PM, by CTUPTON

    If a bunch of cats jump on top of each other, is it still called a dog pile? If a baby's leg pops out at 11:59PM but his head doesn't come out until 12:01, which day was he born on? Do Jewish vampires still avoid crosses? If a mime is arrested, do they tell him he has a right to talk? In t... Read more

  • Points to ponder

    4/16/2018 3:04:45 PM, by CTUPTON

    Do vegetarians eat animal crackers? Why are there no 'B' batteries? If a jogger runs at the speed of sound, can he still hear his iPod? If man evolved from monkeys, how come we still have monkeys? How do you handcuff a one-armed man? When does it stop being partly cloudy and start being... Read more

  • Week 15

    4/16/2018 9:29:10 AM, by PAIGE2017

    This past week was full of emotional turmoil, stress, anger, storms, and sleepless nights but it ended with accomplishing my goal of cleaning out the kids rooms and spending some great time with my family. Not sure if all the negativity played into my weight loss this week or if it is because it is... Read more

  • many ways you can telling that you are losing

    4/16/2018 8:45:19 AM, by 417-EXERCISE30

    Good Morning; my bra has moved to another position, my pants are loose, I have more endurance in my cardio exercise, sleeping better, my BP was 117/82 and glucose is the low 80's., I just came back from the gym. I walked fast and hard for 2 1/2 miles. 244 yesterday DH & I took my GD to see a chi... Read more

  • The 8 Cup Challenge - Day 14

    4/16/2018 7:42:09 AM, by KIMBERAKA

    Wow! Where is the time going??? We have 5 weeks of school left. I've already been on this challenge for 2 weeks! It's the middle of April and it's still going to be only in the 40's! Yesterday we drove out to look at more property. Another disappointment. But I did get in another 1.3 miles wh... Read more

  • Spotify this: "The Ultimate Country Music Workout Playlist" blog by Melissa Rudy

    4/16/2018 12:42:50 AM, by PROVERBS31JULIA

    Just created a new Spotify playlist
    xMsQdaqfGnGEamBxA for "The Ultimate Country Music Workout Playlist" blog Melissa Rudy. Same thing - one has to have a Spotify account to listen to it play through.... Read more

  • GULP! What did I do?

    4/15/2018 4:25:28 PM, by SASSYBLONDE69

    I started the no sugar challenge today. I'm scared, but excited. I took the quiz and it said I'm in control, so that's something! ... Read more

  • Do good especially on 3rd Sundays

    4/15/2018 2:30:42 PM, by OLDEROWL

    There is too much evil in the news, but that is not the real America or in all peace loving countries. We need to change the focus on bad news to a focus on good news. PS there will always be evil all over the world on any given day but for the third Sunday of every month the citizens in every peace... Read more

  • Cruciferous veggies bad for thyroid but...

    4/15/2018 10:10:02 AM, by CTUPTON

    Fuhrman says if cooked, then no problem. Also he recommends a pinch of kelp daily or iodine in a supplement. So iodine is sufficient for the thyroid to work properly. I am glad I can continue eating cruciferous veggies. Oh boy--I even had Brussels sprouts yesterday! Kelp--I don't t... Read more

  • The 8 Cup Challenge - Day 13 - Weigh In Day

    4/15/2018 10:10:01 AM, by KIMBERAKA

    It's weigh in day and I'm up 1.2 and back to 150. Not sure what happened. I drank lots of water, tracked everything, I even walked 9.2 miles over the course of the week. My body seems to like 150 and that's where it wants to stay. I know I should be happy with a 40# weight loss but sometimes I f... Read more

  • communication

    4/15/2018 8:43:23 AM, by 417-EXERCISE30

    Good Morning; I do not know if it is aging or what. My DH and I are starting an argument on directions to a restaurant that we are taking our GD for lunch. He is saying this route and take that route. He wants a map on paper. I just realized that the routing is the same as names that we used to... Read more

  • Observe and Question Your Inner Voice

    4/15/2018 12:53:37 AM, by OLDEROWL

    When one decides to change their eating habits to obtain an optimum weight, their inner voice usually wants to continue in the usual eating pattern to stay in a comfort zone because it deems change to be less safe. To keep one locked in an old eating behavior, ones inner voice will wait until the i... Read more

  • Hypothyroid problem -hoping this book helps me

    4/14/2018 7:21:30 PM, by CTUPTON

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  • Get Lost......

    4/14/2018 4:33:54 PM, by LOSEDAPOUNDS a good way. That's what I need to do when exercising. I get lost in daydreams, scenery and/ or music. If I find myself getting lost in rumination, I try to exercise faster or turn the music up louder to shut it down. Oh the daydreams though...and before you know time has scurried by. 57... Read more

  • just sayin’ … Lose 22 Pounds in 9 days!!!

    4/14/2018 3:34:59 PM, by MTN_KITTEN

    I thought I’d get your attention with that title … Lose 22 Pounds in 9 days. That’s straight from the headlines of Woman’s World March 5, 2018. Oh … if it were only true. I minimized my calories by … millions … a day. I have been walking again 5x a week for two weeks now. And … for 6+... Read more

  • Great talk with DS yesterday

    4/14/2018 10:32:31 AM, by 417-EXERCISE30

    Good Morning; a mother never knows how it will go with a kid of theirs. My DS fought in Iraq. He was not prepared of the horrors of war. who is? He came home so broken not that I could see but the nightmares kept happening. Tried to get him help in so many ways. He had two back surgeries with ... Read more

  • The 8 Cup Challenge - Day 12

    4/14/2018 8:37:28 AM, by KIMBERAKA

    We had the most amazing day in the forest with our Kindergarteners. They always amaze me with how well they work and play together. We ventured down the steep bank to the creek and walked along the rocky bed. I was able to keep up with them and I made it up and down the bank with no problem. I w... Read more

  • it's friday

    4/13/2018 11:58:44 AM, by MOMMY445

    i am getting some errands done this morning. then the rest of the day is not planned. i do that at least once a week. it is a way to relax and unwind after a busy week. my daughter says hi. all of the birds say cheep,cheep! have a terrific day and a great weekend,everyone!... Read more

  • The 8 Cup Challenge- Day 11

    4/13/2018 7:40:36 AM, by KIMBERAKA

    This challenge get easier the hotter it gets. It was almost 80 degrees yesterday and we were outside for about 5.5 of the 7.5 hours of school. I drank over my 8 cups and ate well too. Got in a little more movement at the faculty meeting since we had Eurthymy which is a kind of movement class. T... Read more

  • What I know for sure!

    4/12/2018 11:09:00 AM, by 417-EXERCISE30

    Good Morning; I can stay focused on my program and lose weight. I did a great workout this morning. My body is getting back to great fitness level for me. I got a slow start in the first quarter for various reasons. I am back. DH and I talked - he has a new project at work which he is very happ... Read more

  • The 8 Cup Challenge - Day 10

    4/12/2018 7:44:35 AM, by KIMBERAKA

    Yesterday I did it! I drank 8 cups of water!! It can be done. 91 Went to our son's house last night and had a really nice visit. Ordered salad and some wings but the wings were too hot so I just stuck to the salad. Drank water. Didn't eat much because I got full really quickly, so I h... Read more

  • Just joking

    4/12/2018 5:58:50 AM, by GOANNA2

    Two old men suffering from short term memory loss were sitting on the steps of the old-age home when an ice crean van drove past. "Gee, said the first old codger, "I"d love an ice cream right now." "Would you like me to get you one?" "Are you joking?" the first old codger snapped ba... Read more

  • Can't sleep

    4/12/2018 5:39:44 AM, by PAIGE2017

    I haven't had a sleepless night in quite a while. My phone interview was Monday and on Tuesday I got a call from the recruiter and they were very excited about how the interview went. THey want me to come spend a day with them to get to know me better and allow me to see how their operations work.... Read more

  • Week 8 midway loss

    4/11/2018 10:33:46 PM, by TERRIFICLYFIT

    Stepped on the scale this morning to find I had lost half a pound in just a few days. My official weigh-in is this weekend, but, boy, is it lovely to see the scale moving down. Hooray for joining all of you who are dropping pounds left and right. It feels good to be back here again. I meas... Read more

  • it's wednesday

    4/11/2018 4:00:47 PM, by MOMMY445

    a day of catching up on housework and computer related things today. my daughter says hi to everyone! i am getting stronger every day and i just got the all clear from the doctor to start to increase the amount of time i exercise and the intensity,too. i am still awaiting to hear back regarding the ... Read more

  • Name a specific thing.....

    4/11/2018 12:53:35 PM, by CTUPTON

    mine: In high school, at a girls' Catholic HS, I got in trouble for--- talking in the hall between classes. We had to walk in a single line t get to the next class. Oh--our uniforms were black tailored dresses with white removable collars and cuffs. Honest--true story. There were 2 o... Read more

  • a good night sleep is so wonderful!

    4/11/2018 11:15:51 AM, by 417-EXERCISE30

    good morning; I am having a lovely morning. I just swept my driveway from all the pollen this time of year. I am watching and listening to a Irish music program which includes the scenery of Ireland. My DH and I hiked through many part of Ireland when we were first married. We have it on our bucket... Read more

  • The 8 Cup Challenge - Day 9

    4/11/2018 7:58:22 AM, by KIMBERAKA

    This challenge is no joke for me. I'm still trying to get in the full 8 cups but just haven't gotten there yet. This time of year is so busy and it's still pretty chilly out. I find myself reaching for coffee or diet soda. My liquid version of comfort food. I'm getting in 5 sometimes 6 cups of ... Read more

  • Warning-deep thinking about a book ..Life of Pi

    4/11/2018 6:20:12 AM, by CTUPTON

    I was reading Goodreads reviews of the book: The Life of Pi If you have not read it, this probably won't help you much. I need to go re-read it! OK--two quotes I lifted from Goodreads about The Life of Pi: "And so, when she first heard of Hare Krishnas, she ... Read more

  • Did not feel like it but went to water exercises anyway.

    4/10/2018 3:39:42 PM, by CTUPTON

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  • Wow! exercises for different levels! Right here on SP!

    4/10/2018 2:23:08 PM, by CTUPTON
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  • A reason for being--Japanese style

    4/10/2018 1:57:31 PM, by CTUPTON

    Ikigai (生き甲斐, pronounced [ikiɡai]) is a Japanese concept meaning "a reason for being". Everyone, according to the Japanese, has an ikigai. Finding it requires a deep and often lengthy search of self. ... Read more

  • Update on My Dude Getting Dumped and Healthy Indulging

    4/10/2018 1:54:21 PM, by LOSEDAPOUNDS

    A few weeks ago I wrote about how my sweet, but social-skills challenged son was unceremoniously dumped by a friend. Well apparently that is ancient history. Within a few days they it was friendship as usual. Even though things were repaired, I landed my crazy-mom helicopter and asked the awesome sc... Read more

  • My Eulogy

    4/10/2018 12:02:29 PM, by RICKYDAF

    My dad! He was the most amazing, loving, sincere, caring, giving man a daughter could ever ask for, always there for anyone! Dad loved many activities from camping, fishing, golfing and just fixing things. He loved to tinker with anything and if it needed fixing he would do it. I think that’... Read more

  • did a great workout this morning

    4/10/2018 11:58:43 AM, by 417-EXERCISE30

    good morning; what a great workout. I am bringing my IPOD tomorrow there is a man who sings now in the morning as he works out. Not a great singer! I actually meditate while I exercise so I will need my ipod if he continues to sing. He choses a machine closest to me. any ways I can adjust. ... Read more

  • April is a great month

    4/9/2018 9:28:35 PM, by THISISIT2

    Birds singing. Flowers blooming. Weight decreasing!!... Read more

  • Can't believe how hungry I am

    4/9/2018 5:53:48 PM, by DAVENPLK

    I added more fresh veggies to my lunch routine instead of the usual WW lunch entre. I am absolutely hungry. I guess I need to take a better look at lunch.... Read more

  • 3 years.....

    4/9/2018 3:52:19 PM, by CARRILU

    This is not an easy blog to write. I feel like such a whiney hypocrit who is eating her words. Okay, that's fine, it's still worth it to me......I am jumping off forever the Whole30/Paleo/AIP train. Lot's of good things I've learned but for ME, I set myself back 30 pounds and three years. I know the... Read more

  • it's monday

    4/9/2018 2:10:42 PM, by MOMMY445

    i got some errands done this morning, so i can enjoy the rest of my day. my daughter says hi. all of the birds say cheep,cheep! have a wonderful day, everyone!... Read more

  • Week 14

    4/9/2018 9:49:25 AM, by PAIGE2017

    Well the word of the week was definitely productive. In case you were wondering the interview on Thursday went well. I got a call on Friday to set up another meeting with the Chief Compliance Officer and one of the supervisors in the department for later today. Hopefully I will learn more about t... Read more

  • The 8 Cup Challenge- Day 8

    4/9/2018 7:34:26 AM, by KIMBERAKA

    It's Monday and we officially have 6 weeks of school left. From now until the end of the year it will be very busy. No breaks and no days off until school is out for Summer. I'm still waiting for Spring to arrive here. Saturday was chilly but clear skies and sunny. Yesterday we had brief snow s... Read more

  • it's sunday

    4/8/2018 2:37:42 PM, by MOMMY445

    my daughter says hi to everyone! it is a pretty quiet day here today. not too much planned for the day. on tuesday i will be going to a party for those of us who attended the university in the community course this year. it is a completely free course and they cover the humanities subjects quite a b... Read more

  • yesterday went very well with my GS

    4/8/2018 10:51:11 AM, by 417-EXERCISE30

    Good Morning; Yesterday we took our 4 year old GS for about 4 hours. DH came home from WW and actually forgot the time we were going to pick my DS up. He was just being slow so I went to get my GS - who was sitting on his stairs waiting to be picked up. I did not want to disappoint him. So I ha... Read more


    4/8/2018 8:44:04 AM, by CTUPTON

    I am getting quite a bit of info from this website. I am first looking up polymyalgia rheumatic-a Last night was pretty awful for me. Thanks everyone! chris... Read more

  • The 8 Cup Challenge - Day 7- Weigh In Day

    4/8/2018 8:04:04 AM, by KIMBERAKA

    I weigh twice a week and I log both times. Since Thursday I've lost 2 pounds but since last Sunday I've only lost .6 Either way, a loss is a loss. And now I'm back into the 140's 9 I think increasing or trying to increase my water intake has helped But there is always room for improvement. ... Read more

  • A virus that is mild for 2 weeks and then bam!

    4/7/2018 9:38:33 PM, by CTUPTON

    This is happening again to me. About the third 24 time this winter. No sore throat or congestion. Traveling aches and pains. Extreme fatigue and even daytime sleeping. When it is the worst, aches and pains all over. More sleeping. Maybe sometimes a very mild headache on one side. ... Read more

  • What is your go to place for plus sized swim suits?

    4/7/2018 10:26:29 AM, by CTUPTON

    In my opinion, Woman Within seems to have the best selection. H2O has suits that last the longest but style is not their strong point. chris ... Read more

  • Two Minutes Matter!

    4/6/2018 2:25:10 PM, by LOSEDAPOUNDS

    When it comes to losing, gaining or even maintaining weight I believe 2 minutes matter! It's been a whirlwind week of busy, sleep deprived, swirling, exciting, at times miserable, sometimes mundane, but usually hectic days and I have found myself fantasizing about escaping for just 2 minutes with a ... Read more

  • It's paying off!

    4/6/2018 1:09:11 PM, by TERRIFICLYFIT

    Stepped on the scale this morning to find I've lost 1lb! Woohoo! I had only been losing ounces over these past 7 weeks but finally an actual whole pound. Five weeks of no sweets, 6 weeks of activity, 7 weeks of counting calories, 5 pounds gone. Here's to this paying off even ... Read more

  • good Morning - life is good!

    4/6/2018 8:57:40 AM, by 417-EXERCISE30

    Good Morning; life is complicated again, but I am handling it better. My DD is having problems with her parents. I have learned from my son that I have to back off. she has to fall on her sword and learn lessons she has not learned. It is a long story, but my DH & I know it is the right thing to... Read more

  • The 8 Cup Challenge - Day 5

    4/6/2018 7:31:51 AM, by KIMBERAKA

    Did a little better with water yesterday. Drank about 6 out of the 8 cups. It was a nice warm day (in the afternoon) so I only wanted 1 cup of coffee when we came in for lunch. I spent the rest of the afternoon and evening drinking water. Went to the funeral parlor yesterday after school. I... Read more

  • 2018 Spring 5% Challenge

    4/5/2018 6:01:45 PM, by MARILYNROBERT

    First I want to let Sammy fans that he continues to do great. He is now 22 years old and going strong. From things I read, an emu's lifespan can be 25 years, although some live to be 30. I'm participating in the 2018 Spring 5% Challenge as a Walkers, Runners, Joggers & Gadgeters team member. I... Read more

  • just sayin’ … I believe, I believe

    4/5/2018 1:52:55 PM, by MTN_KITTEN

    I believe in Santa Clause. I believe in the Easter Bunny. I believe there is a Tooth Fairy. And I believe … in ME. Last year, I was on an elimination protocol for 6+ months and lost 60 pounds giving me a total weight loss of 100+ pounds. I walked 60 minutes 5x a week. Life was reall... Read more

  • Post Mortem to Obesity from NETFLIX

    4/5/2018 1:28:36 PM, by 417-EXERCISE30

    Good afternoon- documentary about Obesity. This is about Obesity in Britain. 64% of UK is Obese. What it shows what fat does to the inside of the body. Extremely interesting, but you need a strong stomach to handle it. It really gave me something to think about.... Read more

  • it's thursday

    4/5/2018 11:41:49 AM, by MOMMY445

    my daughter says hi to everyone! a day of catching up on housework for me today. i am finding that i can do a bit more exercise now. i am still not overdoing it until i hear otherwise from the doctor. all of the birds say cheep,cheep! have a terrific day,everyone!... Read more

  • Job Interview ?

    4/5/2018 9:07:06 AM, by PAIGE2017

    When I took my current position I truly felt that God had moved in my life to make this opportunity happen. I thought that I was really unhappy at my old job with super long hours and never being able to unplug. I had received certification with little compensation to go with it. My husband and I... Read more

  • The 8 Cup Challenge - Day 4

    4/5/2018 7:38:52 AM, by KIMBERAKA

    Day 4 of trying to drink 8 cups of water a day. I never thought something so basic would turn out to be so difficult. It's so much easier and more satisfying for me to grab a cup of coffee or a glass of diet soda instead of a cup of water. And sometimes it's just plain out of habit. I've bee... Read more

  • I am proof

    4/4/2018 4:24:21 PM, by 417-EXERCISE30

    Good afternoon- I have struggled for years to keep on plan and lose weight when there is family stress! Well so far I a succeeding I deserve this!!! 244... Read more

  • I am proof

    4/4/2018 4:24:21 PM, by 417-EXERCISE30

    Good afternoon- I have struggled for years to keep on plan and lose weight when there is family stress! Well so far I a succeeding I deserve this!!! 244... Read more

  • I changed my user id

    4/4/2018 2:10:59 PM, by 417-EXERCISE30

    Dear all; just recently I have discovered a personal situation with a family member. I do not want this family member to see what I put on this blog so I have changed my id. I hope I just changed the my 3 initials to 417. On my blog I feel I can talk to friends about my weight issues which many ... Read more

  • The Story of Debbie - 2018

    4/4/2018 12:20:08 PM, by ONEDOGLVR

    The Story of Debbie (2018)! Hi there. I’m Debbie. I’m 46 years old and need to lose about 50 lbs. I always try to start the New Year on a new and positive path. Last year I lost a total of 3 lbs. Not much but I have lost and kept this weight off, so it is a huge accomplishment for me. ... Read more

  • The Story of Herb - 2018!

    4/4/2018 12:17:42 PM, by ONEDOGLVR

    The Story of Herb (2018)! The end of 2017 (December 18th) my boyfriend (Herb) totaled his car. He was not hurt but we were now down to one car. He had the accident because he fell asleep while driving, therefore I would not allow him to drive (my) car until he got checked out by the do... Read more

  • it's wednesday

    4/4/2018 11:20:49 AM, by MOMMY445

    it is going to be a very windy day here today. the sun is shining brightly and it is a new day! my daughter says hi to all! all of the birds say cheep,cheep! have a wonderful day,everyone!... Read more

  • The 8 Cup Challenge- Day 3

    4/4/2018 7:37:12 AM, by KIMBERAKA

    I'm changing the name of the blog posts to The 8 Cup Challenge. I've lost only half a pound in 50 days so I'm shifting my focus from weight loss to drinking more water. I'm hoping that switch will get the scale moving downward again. This challenge started for me on Monday April 2nd since the fir... Read more

  • The 8 Cup Challenge- Day 3

    4/4/2018 7:37:11 AM, by KIMBERAKA

    I'm changing the name of the blog posts to The 8 Cup Challenge. I've lost only half a pound in 50 days so I'm shifting my focus from weight loss to drinking more water. I'm hoping that switch will get the scale moving downward again. This challenge started for me on Monday April 2nd since the fir... Read more