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  • Tuesday

    12/5/2016 11:48:08 PM, by CHIBIKARATE

    I find joy in swimming it doesn't hurt the joint and it makes you feel so much better have a blessed day and enjoy your family hugs... Read more

  • Just sayin' ... Scrooge, lumpy Cream of Wheat and Dolly Parton

    12/5/2016 9:54:13 PM, by MTN_KITTEN

    I have been sick off and on for 2 1/2 weeks now ... yep we went to Texas for Thanksgiving to see our DS and family with me sniffing and snorting the whole way. We had a great time visiting ... and eating. We are back home drinking NyQuil and gearing up to go to St Louis to spend Christmas with ... Read more

  • My Next 100 Days - Days 75

    12/5/2016 9:45:28 PM, by ITS_MY_TURN_NOW

    Thank you for stopping by. Your encouragement means more than you know. 247 I can do this! 311 Day 75 - 20 minutes of yoga and my step goal. Day 74 - Final step count 10798 (10,000) Day 73 - Final step count 9367 (9,000) Day 72 - Final step count 9518 (9,000) Day 71 - Final step cou... Read more

  • Zumba master class and the wedding(pictures)

    12/5/2016 9:33:41 PM, by TERRI289

    Dovydas who is from LIthuania and is awesome!! ... Read more

  • I guess I stink at organizing my time! Ask, "How much effort will it take to do this task?"

    12/5/2016 9:24:57 PM, by CTUPTON

    I say my problem is low energy--well it is! So, to make a dent in my to do list, I guess I should do the most important things first. But usually those are the hardest tasks, 24 like registering my van in this new state. I get overwhelmed almost immediately and want to go back to bed! 24 ... Read more

  • it's monday

    12/5/2016 3:49:39 PM, by MOMMY445

    i am out and about, enjoying the day. my daughter says hi. all of the birds say cheep,cheep! have a great day,everyone!... Read more

  • Party, party, party!

    12/5/2016 12:55:01 PM, by GRANDMABABA

    Every evening this week I have a dinner or Christmas event. I have multiple events most days, too. I will make healthy choices and accomplish the things I need to do along the way. I love, love, love this time of year! Enjoy!!! 446 445 106 213... Read more

  • New week

    12/5/2016 12:52:11 AM, by CHIBIKARATE

    It has been almost 4 months since my brother passed away and the things that I did for him make me so happy I was with him until the end and told him several times a day how much I loved him and now that makes me know in my heart that He knew how much I loved him and I knew how much he loved me h... Read more

  • Busy wonderful Sunday

    12/4/2016 11:18:32 PM, by TERRI289

    We had breakfast at our favorite place and we had a wonderful time at my friend's wedding. I taught the mom and tutored the daughter so they are both my friends... It was a wonderful ceremony and the reception was great. We sat with great people, danced with great people, and ate too much... ... Read more

  • My Next 100 Days - Days 74

    12/4/2016 9:55:19 PM, by ITS_MY_TURN_NOW

    Thank you for stopping by. Your encouragement means more than you know. 247 I can do this! 311 Day 74 - 20 minutes of yoga and my step goal. Day 73 - Final step count 9367 (9,000) Day 72 - Final step count 9518 (9,000) Day 71 - Final step count 9518 (9,000) Day 70 - Final step count... Read more

  • Wrapped and Ready???

    12/4/2016 7:25:01 PM, by GRANDMABABA

    The gifts are wrapped. Some are under the tree. Some are on a tree. Some are wrapped to take to the post office tomorrow. And some are in the oven now. I'll be baking about 50 pumpkin loaves to be included in church baskets for the needy, to share with friends, colleagues, and my Stephen Minist... Read more

  • Connecting With Old Friends Is Wonderful!

    12/4/2016 4:40:36 PM, by AQUAGIRL08

    A few days ago, I heard from an old friend. She was stressed and asked me if she could call me. We were very close friends 40 years ago and kind of lost track of one another. I was thrilled to hear from her. She has retired and moved to my state, about two hours away. We lost track of time and ta... Read more

  • I need help!!

    12/4/2016 3:48:14 PM, by OLDEROWL

    I need help spreading an important message! Perfect Days do not come without delayed gratification. Too many seek the quick route to gratification and miss the big prize. We need an incentive to forego immediate gratification and it must be some objective that you can become passionate about. Some... Read more

  • I need help!!

    12/4/2016 3:48:14 PM, by OLDEROWL

    I need help spreading an important message! Perfect Days do not come without delayed gratification. Too many seek the quick route to gratification and miss the big prize. We need an incentive to forego immediate gratification and it must be some objective that you can become passionate about. Some... Read more

  • Being Proactive

    12/4/2016 3:35:13 PM, by NYMISC

    I realized today that I am in a better place. Things still have not totally worked out, but I feel more capable of taking care of business. I am grateful for so much today. Yesterday we brought my aunt over. My Uncle passed shortly after we moved out here this summer and I know it has been v... Read more

  • Walking and Life Lessons

    12/4/2016 12:47:56 PM, by LOSEDAPOUNDS

    311 My husband and I love walking, but admittedly it often isn't as enjoyable with our kids. There is that threshold where it goes from fine to miserable and filled with whining. Sometimes it's miserable just convincing them to walk. I should admit 3 things have made this worse. Yea... Read more

  • Dr. Mark Hyman (health guru)-"GPS for the soul"

    12/4/2016 10:30:49 AM, by CTUPTON

    "Don’t beat yourself up. If you do happen to slip up, leave guilt behind. Guilt is a toxic emotion that creates more damage. When things get out of control (which they do), simply make a gentle U-turn. Think of this as a GPS for the soul. Your GPS doesn’t yell at you, call you stupid or judge ... Read more

  • Gods day

    12/4/2016 12:17:06 AM, by CHIBIKARATE

    Remember to always say I love you as you leave the house hugs... Read more

  • Saturday..the Fitbit is back! A picture from Thursday night

    12/3/2016 10:39:47 PM, by TERRI289

    It was relaxed day mostly. Fortunately...I needed it. The fitbit reappeared.YAY..it wa attached to my Zumba bag.Not sure how that happened. Chores got done and we had a nice trip to the bookstore. I even got in a long nap which I desperately needed Here's a group shot from Thur... Read more

  • My Next 100 Days - Days 73

    12/3/2016 8:58:14 PM, by ITS_MY_TURN_NOW

    Thank you for stopping by. Your encouragement means more than you know. 247 I can do this! 311 Day 73 - 20 minutes of yoga, 30 minutes rebounder and my step goal. Day 72 - Final step count 9518 (9,000) Day 71 - Final step count 9518 (9,000) Day 70 - Final step count 9417 (9,000) Day... Read more

  • A mother I met had a great idea. Before Christmas tell this to the kids..

    12/3/2016 2:19:21 PM, by CTUPTON

    Have them gather up toys, etc. they have outgrown. Give these to local charities. Tell the kids they will be getting new things from Santa so they won't be missing what they give away and it teaches them about the good habit of giving. This mother makes it a yearly way to keep clutter under con... Read more

  • A Bump in the Road

    12/3/2016 1:11:46 PM, by PJDANIELS

    I am experiencing a small detour in my journey I am not losing, but maintaining at the moment. That's a win. It's a win because: 1. I am logging every bite, every morsel that I "should not" eat, that I have been enjoying the last couple of days. 2. I am getting in at least 10 ... Read more

  • Sick Puppy Means Interrupted Sleep

    12/3/2016 8:23:32 AM, by AQUAGIRL08

    Our puppy, Zeus, had a rough day yesterday. At first, I thought he (and the other two dogs) were clingy because they sensed that I was stressed and in pain. That may have been partly true but when Zeus threw up the first time, it changed my opinion rather quickly. Poor baby! I had to wash the bed... Read more

  • Ups and Downs

    12/3/2016 8:16:38 AM, by NYMISC

    On Thanksgiving night my husband was threatened and assaulted at his job, by two men who regularly came in to where he worked and caused problems. We had to file a police report. I was really surprised when they told him he could not come back to work until they did an investigation. This wasn't p... Read more

  • Wt loss

    12/3/2016 7:07:00 AM, by MERRA11

    Hooray. Lost 1.5 pounds after few days.... Read more

  • A great book about sea creaturesof a reef in the Bahamas

    12/3/2016 6:55:33 AM, by CTUPTON

    Alas the book has no photos but the descriptions are amazing! The Reef at Abaco 5000 hours and 50 years of underwater study, photography, and experiences around the reef at Elbow Cay, Abaco, Bahamas by Dr. John f. Storr, Ph.D I will try to add a photo of the author.....shucks, no lu... Read more

  • Friday. a mixed bag

    12/2/2016 10:52:33 PM, by TERRI289

    I was pretty beat from the night before so I skipped taking a class this morning but I did teach my class. Sadly, I took off the fitbit while typing, forgot to put it back on and now it is missing. Max is a handful. I stayed for painting class which went overitme, throwing the rest of my schedu... Read more

  • Friday. a mixed bag

    12/2/2016 10:52:33 PM, by TERRI289

    I was pretty beat from the night before so I skipped taking a class this morning but I did teach my class. Sadly, I took off the fitbit while typing, forgot to put it back on and now it is missing. Max is a handful. I stayed for painting class which went overitme, throwing the rest of my schedu... Read more

  • My Next 100 Days - Days 72

    12/2/2016 10:15:33 PM, by ITS_MY_TURN_NOW

    Thank you for stopping by. Your encouragement means more than you know. 247 I can do this! 311 Day 72 - 20 minutes of yoga, 30 minutes rebounder and my step goal. Day 71 - Final step count 9518 (9,000) Day 70 - Final step count 9417 (9,000) Day 69 - Final step count 9337 (9,000) Day... Read more

  • Christmas season going great!

    12/2/2016 7:35:45 PM, by NJJ-EXERCISE30

    Good Morning; I have really gotten into the spirit. I am handling the temptations better this year than other years. DH and I have been communicating better in the last couple months. I am so glad b/c it was exhausting. I am doing well at the gym. DH is not constantly complaining about his job ... Read more

  • December fun

    12/2/2016 7:23:52 PM, by GRANDMABABA

    I'm so looking forward to walking in town one evening soon. I always love the lights, the window decorations (Especially the Macy's candy windows), listen to the carolers and maybe do a little more shopping. It is such a festive time of year to join with the merry makers! Today I finished wrappin... Read more

  • Tough, Stressful Week

    12/2/2016 12:20:31 PM, by AQUAGIRL08

    This has been a less than stellar week. My December surgery was cancelled and rescheduled at a different hospital at the end of January. I'm playing the 1-2-3 shuffle game once again. So much for all of my pre Christmas planning. If you want to make God laugh, tell him about your plans! Well at leas... Read more

  • it's friday

    12/2/2016 10:38:01 AM, by MOMMY445

    another cool day here today. my daughter and some of her classmates are off to an eco trip today. she has been looking forward to this all week. next week, she goes on a different field trip with her school. then there will be one more to a place she has been before with me. today, i do not have muc... Read more

  • Update on "Create Your Perfect Days" Spark Team

    12/2/2016 8:19:05 AM, by OLDEROWL

    Last November 14th, I decided to change the focus of my group from building healthy relationships to "Create your 'Perfect' Days" (don't mean as perfect as perfect can be, but a day in which you can be satisfied and happy that you are in the process of fulfilling a vision of living a life of stren... Read more

  • Hubby's upper respiratory congestion-I don't know how to cure it!

    12/2/2016 7:45:18 AM, by CTUPTON

    He had a chest xray. No bacterial infection. Doc says upper respiratory virus. We have been using a mask nebulizer, Mucinex 12 hr., Sudafed 12 hr. It has been 2 weeks. It gets better but does not go away. chris... Read more

  • So proud of our good friend, author , artist, and nature lover

    12/2/2016 7:25:21 AM, by CTUPTON

    www.whisperingwingsfarm.com/... Read more

  • Dust if you must...

    12/2/2016 7:23:53 AM, by CTUPTON

    ... Read more

  • I tried....

    12/2/2016 5:43:01 AM, by CTUPTON

    Yesterday I tried 4 sticking to my eating plan but frustrated by what was available for dinner. 24 198 We now live in an independent senior apartment complex. Rent includes breakfast and another meal. It seems most economical to pick breakfast and dinner. In the morning I entered ... Read more

  • TGIF

    12/1/2016 11:28:48 PM, by CHIBIKARATE

    I hope everyone has a wonderful day I am pretty sad please be blessed... Read more

  • Thursday....Zumba Master class with Dovydas from Lithuania!!

    12/1/2016 10:56:50 PM, by TERRI289

    He was awesome!! www.youtube.com/watch?v=wMVx9I
    Ctvww I hope the link works. Here he is teaching the song Cheap Thrills. the day was ok but the 100 minute class got December off to a great start. Will post pictures when they are up on FB!! 334... Read more

  • My Next 100 Days - Days 71

    12/1/2016 8:17:22 PM, by ITS_MY_TURN_NOW

    Thank you for stopping by. Your encouragement means more than you know. 247 I can do this! 311 Day 71 - 20 minutes of yoga, 30 minutes rebounder and my step goal. Day 70 - Final step count 9417 (9,000) Day 69 - Final step count 9337 (9,000) Day 68 - Final step count 9696 (9,000) Day... Read more

  • Mad at myself

    12/1/2016 1:51:12 PM, by WAYFARINGSOUL78

    Everything in my life seems to revolve around food. I use it for medicine when I feel bad. I use it as a reward for when I'm proud of myself. I use it to unwind after a long day at the hospital. I use it to cure boredom. I use it as a centerpiece for any celebration. I have gotten to a point in my l... Read more

  • It's thursday

    12/1/2016 1:18:46 PM, by MOMMY445

    a very windy and cool day here today. my daughter was dressed warmly when it was time for her to get to school this morning. i made sure to dress warmly when i went out to do some much needed laundry. i got in an extra walk this morning and i feel really good about it. all of the birds say cheep,che... Read more

  • SSDD - A blast to the past

    11/30/2016 10:49:53 PM, by MISSDORKNESS

    When I logged into Gmail on my PC today, I got a little notice about 'this day in history' type of lookback to my backed up photos online. I know I don't have too many photos of myself, even fewer that I shared, but, here we are. Me in 2014. The trip of reckoning, when I had to ask for a sea... Read more

  • My Next 100 Days - Days 70

    11/30/2016 10:13:08 PM, by ITS_MY_TURN_NOW

    Thank you for stopping by. Your encouragement means more than you know. 247 I can do this! 311 Day 70 - 20 minutes of yoga, 30 minutes rebounder and my step goal! Day 69 - Final step count 9337 (9,000) Day 68 - Final step count 9696 (9,000) Day 67 - Final step count 10020 (9,000) Da... Read more

  • Snow and Ice

    11/30/2016 9:58:24 PM, by GRANDMABABA

    These are not my favorite things! I have a full day of meetings and events and appointments tomorrow, so the snowy forecast is also not my favorite. Still, It is a beautiful time of year. Perhaps I'll finally get to doing Christmas cards before the week is over...no snow or ice in my home, thankf... Read more

  • A.A.A.D.D. - Age Activated Attention Deficit Disorder. Don't laugh just yet!

    11/30/2016 9:47:41 PM, by GOANNA2

    A.A.A.D.D. - Age Activated Attention Deficit Disorder. This is how it manifests: I decide to water my garden. As I turn on the hose in the driveway, I look over at my car and decide it needs... Read more

  • Wednesday

    11/30/2016 8:55:52 PM, by TERRI289

    it was a full day...Zumba Gold went well. Left leg is a bit sore, think it might be my IT band. Hello icepack! Coffee with friends was good and later it was home to crazy dog. Max is still bouncing like a jumping bean. My 4 pm cancelled and I got a phone call about a new student. Good to k... Read more

  • it's wednesday

    11/30/2016 10:09:40 AM, by MOMMY445

    a day to focus on my online english and math courses. i am definitely practicing more in calculating percentages, as it is not something that comes easy to me. i can do them, i just find i need a lot of time to do so. my daughter says hi. all of the birds say cheep,cheep! have a terrific day,everyon... Read more

  • Fresh Start

    11/30/2016 1:57:32 AM, by VIDYARP

    A wise man once said - "Only a fool will continue doing the same thing and expect a different result". I am the fool he is referring to. At least thats what i'd like to believe. I have lived in denial all these years. Made some small attempts in between to get fit but never had the willpower or pers... Read more

  • Wednesday

    11/30/2016 1:51:52 AM, by JTREMBATH

    I had another busy day today even though still not feeling the best, today is our last day of Spring last day of the month, tomorrow is the first day of Summer and also 25 more days to Christmac... Read more

  • Tuesday..missteps and surprises

    11/29/2016 10:04:25 PM, by TERRI289

    I mixed up the time for my eye doctor appointment. No worries, rescheduled and I was able to spend more time at the viewing for my friend's father. Work was ok and I was able to fit in a visit with a friend before tutoring in the evening. I am a bit beat...I hear my bed calling... 102... Read more

  • I AM THE EGG

    11/29/2016 10:03:46 PM, by PJDANIELS

    LOVE this. I must say I am feeling braver every day I stay on track. Every day, every healthy choice, is making me feel stronger and more resolved to stay on the path I want to be on. I would liken my lapse (the most recent one that is) to feeling like a toddler that has no limits, no... Read more

  • My Next 100 Days - Days 69

    11/29/2016 10:01:36 PM, by ITS_MY_TURN_NOW

    Thank you for stopping by. Your encouragement means more than you know. 247 I can do this! 311 Day 69 - 20 minutes of yoga, 30 minutes rebounder and my step goal! Day 68 - Final step count 9696 (9,000) Day 67 - Final step count 10020 (9,000) Day 66 - Final step count 9552 (9,000) Da... Read more

  • Forgiveness

    11/29/2016 8:17:11 PM, by BOBBIEELEE

    Can you truly forgive someone who wronged you? I have a relative that stole money from me and my siblings. I am thinking of forgiving him. I will never forget what he did and would never loan him money or give him the keys to my home or car. I'm forgiving, not stupid. I know now not to trust him... Read more

  • Feeling Successful

    11/29/2016 8:16:44 PM, by NYMISC

    This week has gone really well. I am back to working out and should hit at least four days this week if not more. I have been working out with Country Heat and Turbo Jam, they are so much fun. I know Turbo Jam works because I lost 50 lbs years ago doing it, now I have gained it all back after two ... Read more

  • Living With Mr. Hashimoto

    11/29/2016 7:25:28 PM, by SONEEDAY55

    Hashimoto's disease has been apart of my life for 24+ years. Most of the time it has been blamed for much of my struggle with weight and other things. It is easy to use a disease as an excuse to do this or that, or not do this or that. Having a "disease" should not define who I am now, or who I wa... Read more

  • Weight gain

    11/29/2016 7:05:16 PM, by MERRA11

    Past few days I went on upper end of my calories and I put on 1.5 pounds. So discouraging.... Read more

  • it's tuesday

    11/29/2016 10:50:57 AM, by MOMMY445

    a mix of sun and clouds here today. my daughter says hi! all of the birds say cheep,.cheep! i am taking it easy today. have a great day,everyone!... Read more

  • Tuesday

    11/29/2016 2:24:15 AM, by JTREMBATH

    Another very busy day today but not feeling 100% seem to be aching all over with a sore throat from all the coughing. Heard this one up the boeye shooting pokakas.... Read more

  • 13 things mentally strong people don't do

    11/28/2016 11:55:13 PM, by PROVERBS31JULIA

    I read a good article today... "Mental strength isn't often reflected in what you do. It's usually seen in what you don't do. In her book "13 Things Mentally Strong People Don't Do," Amy Morin writes that developing mental strength is a "three-pronged approach." It's about controlling your... Read more

  • Monday..another early start

    11/28/2016 10:30:01 PM, by TERRI289

    Woke up at 4 am wth the puppy. Fell back to sleep sort of and got up for real at 6. Busy mornng, Zumba in a very cold room and then some dog time until tutoring time. Quiet afternoon and I cancelled the nighttme Zumba class. My left leg is still achy. Once I am moving, it is all good. Tomo... Read more

  • My Next 100 Days - Days 68

    11/28/2016 10:15:20 PM, by ITS_MY_TURN_NOW

    Thank you for stopping by. Your encouragement means more than you know. 247 I can do this! 311 Day 68 - 20 minutes of yoga and my step goal! Day 67 - Final step count 10020 (9,000) Day 66 - Final step count 9552 (9,000) Day 65 - Final step count 9283 (9,000) Day 64 - Final step coun... Read more

  • Christmas Preparations.....I'm behind

    11/28/2016 6:18:16 PM, by GRANDMABABA

    I've never been so far behind in Christmas shopping and decorating as this year. I can remember having shopping finished in August, cards ready to send before Thanksgiving and in the mail right after, and decorating finished the day after Thanksgiving. This year I'm a mess. I've taken on a few to... Read more

  • WooHoo! Got a new FitBit!

    11/28/2016 4:00:39 PM, by MISSDORKNESS

    So, my company, upon realizing we were all already challenging each other in FitBit, when we started working together, made a formal program of it. The button on my FitBit One (purchased secondhand) fell off, I thought I should eventually replace it. Well, here comes a wellness reimbursemen... Read more

  • I joined TOPS

    11/28/2016 3:50:12 PM, by FLAPDOODLEDEB

    Last Tuesday I attended a TOPS meeting in West Dennis, MA. The meeting was fascinating. Many of the members have participated for over 20 years. My problem is that I am shy. I do not know how to let people in. How do I call for support?... Read more

  • Plan

    11/28/2016 12:10:13 PM, by APPY-LAURIE

    Still no snow around here, but I am sorta looking forward to it. Waiting on it. We have a very dark sky today, but I think it is going to be rain again. I hope you had a very nice Thanksgiving holiday week end. Our weather was so nice that I got work done outside again and even got to... Read more

  • Afraid for our friend Lorna--still in a coma--here is a TBI website FYI

    11/28/2016 9:50:06 AM, by CTUPTON

    www.brainline.org/content/2009
    /03/er-icu_pageall.html... Read more

  • Monday

    11/28/2016 2:43:19 AM, by JTREMBATH

    I used an old saying yesterday when I said everthing turned to custard which people had not heard of at work I use a lot of old sayings that people have not heard before. ... Read more

  • Internal struggle

    11/27/2016 10:20:34 PM, by MISSDORKNESS

    I need to feel my strength. Last week was so good for me. I did work and side work and tons of socializing and was so buoyant, even though it was exhausting. 535 535 535 535 535 535 Then I got home. My husband was nice enough to me on Saturday when I arrived home. No hugs or kiss... Read more

  • My Next 100 Days - Days 67

    11/27/2016 9:38:15 PM, by ITS_MY_TURN_NOW

    Thank you for stopping by. Your encouragement means more than you know. 247 I can do this! 311 Day 67 - 20 minutes of yoga and my step goal! Day 66- Final step count 9552 (9,000) Day 65 - Final step count 9283 (9,000) Day 64 - Final step count 9431 (9,000) Day 63 - Final step count ... Read more

  • Sunday..the cleaning continues...

    11/27/2016 9:26:33 PM, by TERRI289

    I got up at 4:30 with the puppy and watched the movie Fierce People. I miss Anton Yelchin even more...he was tremendous in a movie that included Donald Sutherland and Diane Lane. I ran a few errands and spent the rest of day dealing with housework and crazy puppy.It was a very productive day. ... Read more

  • Well yes, actually, it IS all about me.

    11/27/2016 6:26:13 PM, by PJDANIELS

    This morning I woke up with what I refer to as a “THAT’S IT” moment. Good grief, what have I done? Okay....actually that was after getting on the scale. Time to come clean. I now weigh the most I have since July, 2012, when my thyroid went wonky and I had the metabolism of a turtle. I... Read more

  • Poetry Can Be Powerful

    11/27/2016 6:24:49 PM, by BOBBIEELEE

    Just "discovered" a poem today that moved me to tears. To the Young Who Want to Die Sit down. Inhale. Exhale. The gun will wait. The lake will wait. The tall gall in the small seductive vial will wait will wait: will wait a week: will wait through April. You do not have to die th... Read more

  • it's sunday

    11/27/2016 2:30:07 PM, by MOMMY445

    i got to see a good friend of mine the other day. we got caught up on what has been happening in our lives. my daughter says hi! all of the birds say cheep,cheep! have a terrific day,everyone!... Read more

  • How I'm Getting Back on Track

    11/27/2016 12:35:22 PM, by LOSEDAPOUNDS

    I actually am excited and not resentful to get back on track. I have learned getting back on track doesn't mean suffering and eating tasteless food. Re:Tricks. For Thanksgiving, to keep my sanity, I did a combo of dishes/desserts I made and a few I bought. That alone is a good "trick", though... Read more

  • Went back to gym after gout flare up

    11/27/2016 9:21:59 AM, by NJJ-EXERCISE30

    Good Morning; it felt good. I did not sleep much this weekend, but I got up and wanted to test my foot. I only had a flare up with one toe. I have been taking supplements for gout and had even a tea made for gout. I am going to see my doctor too. I really count on my feet for my exercise and thi... Read more

  • Videos of easy self massage

    11/26/2016 10:54:43 PM, by CTUPTON

    blog.massagebyheather.com/ I need to do these massages and stretches often. Maybe by putting it in a blog, it will remind me. chris... Read more

  • More tips--draining mucus

    11/26/2016 10:37:05 PM, by CTUPTON

    By repeatedly pressing against the notch (round part) of your collarbone with a firm finger, you'll be able to stimulate the flow of your stuffed-up mucus. After doing this, you'll feel your ears unpop and open completely! A second way to use a mini-massage to your benefit is to cross your hand... Read more

  • I just re-read this to make sinuses drain--and was taught it by a chiropractor, too.

    11/26/2016 10:30:26 PM, by CTUPTON

    Technique A: Apply Pressure On Your Eyebrows If annoying sinus pressure is getting you down, this easy technique should provide instant relief. Simply apply equal pressure incrementally across your eyebrows. Do this by first placing your fingers at the "beginning" of each brow, tilt your face fo... Read more

  • My Next 100 Days - Days 66

    11/26/2016 10:01:16 PM, by ITS_MY_TURN_NOW

    Thank you for stopping by. Your encouragement means more than you know. 247 I can do this! 311 Day 66 - 20 minutes of yoga and my step goal! Day 65 - Final step count 9283 (9,000) Day 64 - Final step count 9431 (9,000) Day 63 - Final step count 9378 (9,000) Day 62 - Final step count... Read more

  • Sunday

    11/26/2016 9:50:41 PM, by JTREMBATH

    Pleased I got all my washing done yestrday today has turned to custard pouring with rain and blowing a gale.... Read more

  • Saturday....chores and dinner with the family

    11/26/2016 9:48:35 PM, by TERRI289

    It was a good day, got the laundry done and made good progress on the decluttering. Had a nice meal with my husband and his family and our nephews's significant other. She is an awesome young woman. Almost time for bed..good night! 102... Read more

  • So soon--asking for prayers again for a different person.

    11/26/2016 9:28:34 PM, by CTUPTON

    A new friend had a terrible car accident on black ice. She is fighting for her life and has not responded in almost 7 days. She has a 13 year old son who depends on her. Her body is badly banged up. She is also one of my husband's aides. 458 chris... Read more

  • Thanks for your prayers. Mark is home.

    11/26/2016 9:24:10 PM, by CTUPTON

    He fighting cancer. It goes in to remission and tests are good often. But pneumonia has been a problem a few times. He is, thankfully, home again. chris... Read more

  • Secrets of those peope whose house is always clean.

    11/26/2016 9:19:18 PM, by CTUPTON

    www.huffingtonpost.com/brittan
    y-bergman/the-5-secrets-of
    -people-whose-homes-are-al
    ways-clean_b_9141656.html?... Read more

  • Poohism

    11/26/2016 8:56:07 PM, by CTUPTON

    ”What day is it?” “It’s today,” squeaked Piglet. “My favorite day,” said Pooh. A.A. Milne... Read more

  • Using Crafts To Battle Anxiety

    11/26/2016 4:32:06 PM, by AQUAGIRL08

    I have felt super stressed since my orthopedist 's appointment this passed Monday. I knew my knee was poor but to hear my doctor tell me that it was really bad and I need to use caution, zinged me out. My daughter in her calm, wise way suggested that I turn it over to God because it was making me ... Read more

  • My Next 100 Days - Days 63, 64 & 65

    11/26/2016 10:36:36 AM, by ITS_MY_TURN_NOW

    I was a bit busy for the last few days, getting ready for Thanksgiving and spending time with my family took almost of every minute. I didn't take the time to blog but I did get my yoga and steps done! Today I am getting caught up with my blog. Thank you for stopping by. Your encouragement means mor... Read more

  • On my way to exercise class--just downstairs.

    11/26/2016 9:44:09 AM, by CTUPTON

    I have no excuse! I have 20 min. before the class starts and it is just a walk down a hall, go downstairs, and walk down one more hallway. Easy peasy!. 334 Living in this new place is way easier than running a whole condo by myself. I am still stressed 24 (like yesterday getting hubby to th... Read more

  • My dh's birthday!

    11/25/2016 11:18:22 PM, by TERRI289

    We had a good day!! I worked at the gym in the morning doing the Turkey Burner classes and then picked up my husband for brunch at our favorite diner. We had a good meal and the waitresses sang happy birthday! It was really nice. We took a nice walk in the park and then headed to check out a tr... Read more

  • Saturday

    11/25/2016 9:16:41 PM, by JTREMBATH

    It is Saturday today and turned out to be great weather have got all my washing dried outside even my sheets so I am pleased with that, having a lazy day today been keeping in contact with one of my Grandaughters lately as she is due to have her baby but they have told her to stop work as she pre ec... Read more

  • I lost a whole human!

    11/25/2016 6:11:51 PM, by MISSDORKNESS

    I mentioned one of my milestones is losing the weight of my younger son. Achievement unlocked!!! My goal weight is losing approximately the weight of my older son... doubt I'll be able to pick him up, as he is 6'2" at least already and will be even bigger when I reach goal next summer.... Read more

  • thanksgiving was a success!!

    11/25/2016 12:38:16 PM, by NJJ-EXERCISE30

    good morning; late yesterday, my DS and my DIL finally came down. She was having morning sickness. We had a wonderful relaxing conversation and meal. My DIL is having severe stress from her mother. Her mother says she had a very easy pregnancy and does not understand why she is not having one. H... Read more

  • it's friday

    11/25/2016 11:05:54 AM, by MOMMY445

    i'm headed off to an event called food,fashion and fun in a while. i find these events fun,lively and informative. there is always great food at these events and nice people. my daughter has started to write out her christmas wish list. i wrote down, on a separate piece of paper, two things that she... Read more

  • Friday

    11/25/2016 1:53:15 AM, by JTREMBATH

    Don't know what I was thinking saying it was Friday yesterday, I think i was hoping it was not going to happen but it did, but it was not all bad we were not really all that busy we were kept going but not rushed like it normally is over there.... Read more

  • Local football team won and we had a great dinner!

    11/24/2016 11:32:14 PM, by TERRI289

    Our local high school team defeated their opponent 45-28. Very nice since it has been a few years since they won. It is one of the oldest rivalries in the country according to the local paper. We went to Delaware for dinner with our friends Linda and James and her brother and sister in law. The... Read more

  • Gym

    11/24/2016 3:08:39 PM, by MERRA11

    I did go to gym did stationary bike, treadmill and elliptical plus weight training too. Feel so energetic. Hope can continue. ... Read more

  • Happy Thanksgiving!

    11/24/2016 2:02:28 PM, by AQUAGIRL08

    Thanksgiving is a time for reflection, celebration and being thankful. I am thankful for Spark People and all of the friends I have made here. I am thankful to be living in a country where I am free. I am thankful for those who serve every day to ensure that I have that freedom. I am thankful for... Read more

  • Holidays and families

    11/24/2016 12:04:25 PM, by NJJ-EXERCISE30

    Good Morning; My DS and his wife were coming down and still may come down for Thanksgiving. But SIL is having morning sickness, she is pregnant. It is no biggie. there will be other Thanksgivings, my son and her live 75 miles away. Her mother is getting involved and tells her pregnancy is easy. ... Read more