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  • Stress & Anxiety Update

    8/29/2015 6:57:49 AM, by PURPLE0906

    I guess my mind and body finally said enough was enough. I did go to my Doctor's and talked to him. Seems all I am doing is crying all the time. He put me on two medications for stress and anxiety. I am out of work for two weeks and go back to him next week. He wanted me to get a hold of a counselor... Read more

  • Finally!

    8/28/2015 2:27:29 PM, by _LINDA

    I was phoned by the Xeljanz people three times this morning to get it sorted away that they will deliver the drug to me this coming Thursday morning. I mentioned I will be leaving the country for a month, but they would not give me an extra bottle, preferring instead to see how I tolerate it first.... Read more

  • Well...

    8/28/2015 10:31:18 AM, by NEWMARILYN

    ...I have no real excuse. Because, life will always be there until death. So, getting my daughter through her senior year and into college is not a real good excuse. I was stressed and stretched beyond belief. But, I didn't do what I needed to do for me. Period. So, will I do it now? Now ... Read more

  • One small conquest

    8/27/2015 4:39:28 PM, by ANGRITTER

    one HUGE BATTLE! I've been glaring at that stationary bike every day since I made Joe rush out in the rain one Saturday so we could pick it up... In late June. We've had a love/hate relationship. I love thinking of getting on it and hitting my usual 19-21mph pace. Then reality tells me "not gon... Read more

  • September Free

    8/26/2015 10:01:22 PM, by _LINDA

    My partner and I had a 53% game in bridge today, neither of us were on top of our game, so I don't feel so bad. She had to cancel our only game left before my trip in September. My mentor also cancelled all our games, so that leaves with no bridge games for September. That is okay, I would like ... Read more

  • New Boots!

    8/26/2015 12:36:08 AM, by _LINDA

    Nope, not winter ones. Just light hiking boots. I haven't worn them in many years since the toe problems. I used to wear a heavy leather, ankle high full hiking boot all the time, even in summer. The support it gave me walking on cement meant I could walk from end to end of the city and only fee... Read more

  • Update

    8/25/2015 9:53:11 AM, by PURPLE0906

    Last Wed. was really bad, totally had a breakdown. I just can't take it anymore at work. The stress, hostile and drama at work along with my medical issues is way too much. I have called and let my work flow person and site Manager know this. I finally did get an appointment with my Doctor, it's sch... Read more

  • 2015 hasn't been wonderful so far...

    8/24/2015 7:38:08 PM, by BKWERM

    I got sick New Year's Eve and I probably should have been forewarned that starting the year off that way wasn't going to be good. My dad and I went to Cuba at the end of February. He was sick with a cold before we left but was counting on the hot Caribbean sunshine healing him. Unfortunately,... Read more

  • Wellness is a priority

    8/23/2015 11:11:46 PM, by SBECKER526

    I am making time for all facets of wellness. I exercise each day. I am sticking with my food program. I communicate and go out with friends. I am taking my meds. Spending time with my husband and cat are foremost. I feel blessed. Yes, I have stress of moving and building a new community. ... Read more

  • Ramblings

    8/23/2015 8:09:16 AM, by DEDICATED2HIM

    Hi. I have not weighed myself lately. At last check I had regained all the loss i had achieved over a year ago with the Eat to Live program. Now I am struggling to live by the parameters that eating plan lays down. I have really been struggling against cravings for products with animal proteins... Read more

  • May Have to Remove Windows 10

    8/21/2015 12:53:06 AM, by _LINDA

    I really liked how fast my system was and that you could now use Explorer with no hang ups, crashes or constant error messages. Windows 10 seemed like a winner.. ...Until I discovered I could not run any software, like my DVD player or camera. Why? Because some glitch asked to tap here to choose... Read more

  • My First Use of My Stove..

    8/20/2015 12:09:51 AM, by _LINDA

    I am of the microwave oven species. Its the only appliance I had when I first moved out on my own. Some wonderful soul in my building left me two ears of corn fresh from the fabled Taber farm, known for their incredible peaches & cream corn. I pondered what would happen if I tried to cook them i... Read more

  • Time is coming to change my goals

    8/19/2015 6:05:19 PM, by BECWAL

    My long term goal is incorrect and soon I'll have to change it to something more realistic. I already know that when I make it to my 170 goal I'll not be entirely done. To be done in one year of course was never going to happen. This will have no ending, it is what I'll be doing for the rest of m... Read more

  • Tech Troubles!!

    8/19/2015 12:47:58 AM, by _LINDA

    I have been wrestling with tech troubles since I upgraded to Windows 10. I managed to download a driver for my camera but it still doesn't work. This after going to a recommended driver download site and discovering too late they expect you to pay for the service, had to deal with that popping up ... Read more

  • Shuffling Like An Old Woman

    8/17/2015 11:16:39 PM, by _LINDA

    This is how I felt getting up this morning. Very bad back pain. So sucked back some painkillers and hoped for the best. I have read walking is the best remedy for back pain. Movement usually eases it so I got right into my online videos, mostly low impact. It worked while I was moving, but oh... Read more

  • 8-17-2015 Happy Birthday Lilly

    8/17/2015 7:16:20 AM, by PURPLE0906

    It's hard to believe that 4 years have already gone by. Today Lilly is 4 years old. Planning on having a BBQ Birthday Party this coming Saturday for her, can't wait. Did not do much this past weekend. The weather has been around or in the 90's with high humidity so stayed inside most of the ti... Read more

  • Almost there!

    8/16/2015 11:41:44 PM, by SBECKER526

    I will have a new beginning soon. I have numerous chores to finish. I need to contact the cable company and pay off my la-z boy rocker-recliner. I have the closets and cupboards almost done. The drawers of the chests and storage cabinets are super packed. I studied the online menus of the d... Read more

  • I am such a procrastinator

    8/14/2015 9:05:53 PM, by JILLENNIUM

    I am back on here for some motivation. I am weighing in at 180 again. I am 58 I have osteoarthritis have had it since I was 32 and the older I get the worse it gets. I know shedding some weight would help to ease the pain. It is so hard though. I love food!!... Read more

  • A Fun Summer Quiz

    8/14/2015 1:22:53 PM, by BKWERM

    I received this summer quiz in an email and thought it seemed like something fun to find out from my friends. If you want to answer, too, create your own blog with the answers and send me the link. I can’t wait to see your answers (my answers are below). 1. What is your favourite summer t... Read more

  • BLC29

    8/12/2015 1:24:59 PM, by BKWERM

    The Biggest Loser Team (BLC) is looking for new blood. If you need the support of a wonderful bunch of SP members and the motivation provided by fierce competition to help you lose weight, this might be the perfect team for you. The basic requirements are posting often, exercising regularly, e... Read more

  • Midnight

    8/12/2015 2:40:45 AM, by _LINDA

    I am loving being at Mom's, for her and Daisy are nice hiking companions. But as usual, she is there to help me when I have trouble. That mysterious horrible pain in my right forearm struck, rendering my right hand painfully useless. I am sure its because the appliance holding the bone graft in ... Read more

  • One day at a time

    8/10/2015 11:20:01 PM, by SBECKER526

    Snaggles got to the vet. I must have a care plan for the Highlands. I have the veternarian, my cat sitters, possible adopter and more. I am interviewing sitters. Whew! I am still packing. I find so much stuff. We want to give to charities whenever we can. My senior advisor, Liz Fry, is ... Read more

  • YMCYay? I don't think so.

    8/10/2015 9:16:33 PM, by BECWAL

    234 101 39 2 I try to make a true effort at remaining positive, but life is never what you want it to be, all you can hope for is that the end results are in your favor. Then sometimes you have to create it yourself. Even though I keep trudging along and life keeps throwing me lemons, I'm st... Read more

  • Hello again

    8/10/2015 8:24:59 PM, by FABGRAMMA

    Well I have been trying to track everything I have eaten everyday and look back on some of the not so wise choices I have made. Went over calorie range a few times but mainly focusing on carbs, protein and fats....staying close to what SP has in my meal tracker set up. getting up and moving everyday... Read more

  • Sunday 8-9-2015

    8/9/2015 9:54:58 AM, by PURPLE0906

    Yesterday John and I went to New Jersey to get produce. We got a lot, 50 lb bag of potato's, strawberries, blueberries, asparagus, butternut squash, jersey corn, jersey tomato's, watermelon, cantaloupes, seedless green grapes, cherries and a Italian round bread. Yep, went overboard but it was my fi... Read more

  • Funny Frustrations, Fussy Filters

    8/7/2015 10:01:19 PM, by _LINDA

    A week ago I came to home to find my unopened bag of frozen fruit was one huge solid lump. I banged it on my stainless steel counter edge many times with nothing but the strawberries popping off. The rest of the fruit, peaches, mango and pineapple remained solidly together. Like it had been glue... Read more

  • Rain, Windows 10, Cancellations, Renewals

    8/7/2015 1:52:41 AM, by _LINDA

    After a severe drought lasting since spring, all of a sudden the heavens have opened up. Just in time for the start of our Exhibition. Tuesday night they started and have not let up. I was hoping to go to the fair today, but it was too wet. After just a 30 minute walk to drop off a magazine at t... Read more

  • Parade Video!

    8/5/2015 12:49:33 AM, by _LINDA

    The Saskatoon Exhibition kicks off with a parade and a special headliner was the 160 piece Calgary Stampede Band. Unfortunately, they were not doing their main act when they got to me. They had women doing flag drills as well as the horse riders bringing up the rear. The Stampede band from... Read more

  • Ouchie

    8/3/2015 1:23:10 PM, by DEUELLX

    I have been unable to work out for the past week and I am so disappointed. Of course it is not my fault...but still. I have this stupid herniated disc in my lower back. Sometimes I do things (haven't figured out what things...) that inflames it and it is awful. intense pressure on my bac... Read more

  • Hot Chocolate 15K Madness

    8/2/2015 5:52:51 PM, by BIJOUX7

    Call me crazy but I want to do the Hot Chocolate 15K this November. I was a serious runner in high school, college and beyond until rheumatoid arthritis changed my life forever. So a 15k is crazy right? I plan on running it, but know I have the option to walk it. Finishing is what matters. I'v... Read more

  • My world is full of helpers

    8/2/2015 12:08:00 AM, by SBECKER526

    I feel so blessed to have the support that I need. Friends who are witnessing my advanced directive for my doctors and new residence. Senior moving managers who clue me into my next step, advise me what to take, and help me get used to my new life. My housekeeper who makes me laugh! Snaggles... Read more

  • Lessons learned

    8/1/2015 3:24:13 PM, by TAISIAKAT

    Motivation is a significant driver for anyone who wants to do something. Problem is when your motivator isn't realistic or attainable, it can be extremely destructive if you're not paying attention to the "WHY". I didn't realize that my motivation to loose weight was really tied to something t... Read more

  • Saturday 8/1/2015

    8/1/2015 10:31:45 AM, by PURPLE0906

    Another hot day here, going into the 90's. I did get out early this morning and got the potted plants watered. Garden 8-1-2015 Potted Eggplant and lettuce Potted Tabasco and Jalapeño Peppers John is selling crabs, corn on the cob, oysters, etc. up the street today, so... Read more

  • Fixing up to sell

    7/31/2015 11:39:54 PM, by SBECKER526

    I had a list of 4 things that my realtor recommended to have fixed prior to putting the house up for sale. I contacted my friend who is a painter/handyman. Within 4 days he fixed everything for us. My husband is thrilled.... Read more

  • Off the beaten track

    7/31/2015 7:01:34 PM, by FABGRAMMA

    Well I have fallen off the grid again, really need to pull up my socks and get serious about my weight loss, I feel so bad about myself.A couple of ladies have started a new challenge on Facebook so hope to combine the 2 groups and get somewhere. I really did great when I first joined SP so need to ... Read more

  • happy birthday to me!

    7/31/2015 11:20:06 AM, by HAWTHER

    I got myself a great gift this year - a new low weight. I'm officially into the 280's now and going strong. I kind of hope my coworkers forget it's my birthday because I don't want to have to smile and eat cake. I'm saving my calories for wine and a nice dinner tonight! The really exciting pa... Read more