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  • Successes and Other Musings

    10/20/2016 5:36:45 AM, by DEDICATED2HIM

    Yesterday I weighed myself..... ( I know....after this I will weigh myself weekly. ) I wanted to see if the inexplicable one extra pound had gone away. And yes it had! I struggled all day yesterday with wanting something sweet....a Symphony bar is my favorite. That or some ice where my... Read more

  • 10/20/2016 Update

    10/20/2016 4:51:52 AM, by PURPLE0906

    Yesterday morning I went to the State appointed Doctor for the physical part for the Disability. I go Nov. 3rd to a State appointed Doctor for the Mental part. Only took 1/2 hr. so John and I stopped at my Mom's for a while. After Mom's we came home and then I went to pick up Lilly from school. We s... Read more

  • Movie Review

    10/20/2016 1:58:28 AM, by _LINDA

    It was half priced movies at the cheap theater, time to binge watch. Star Trek Beyond. I love Star Trek. I watched the original series growing up. I really loved how they got back to the basics. Seeing the original crew back in action with the same values, basic good vs evil with a twi... Read more

  • What me panic?

    10/19/2016 3:07:46 PM, by BETHUMZ

    I guess that's what a panic attack feels like... I don't like it very much. I had to actually stop the car and do the whole slow breaths while counting thing until I got my hyperventilating and pounding heart back under control. The other night I was pretty much a captive witness to what amount... Read more

  • Large Scale Deception

    10/18/2016 8:38:15 AM, by DEDICATED2HIM

    This week I've been feeling a bit down. I weighed myself yesterday and found I'd gained a pound....inexplicably...No cheats no pigging out...I KNOW that weight fluctuates and that that is all it likely is...but still. You know how it is: you finally face the scale and it gives you bad news. It c... Read more

  • WLS - My Journey - 104 Days Post OP

    10/17/2016 2:00:43 PM, by NDHUNTRESS

    Well here I am 104 days post op and a total of 121 pounds down since May of 2015. It has been quite the adventure for me. Eating is finally going pretty smoothly. I have learned not to reheat any meats or meals other than some soups. I have been going to the gym at least 5 days a wee... Read more

  • Apple Butter Festival Oct. 8th - Pics

    10/16/2016 6:22:55 AM, by PURPLE0906

    John, me, Melissa, Grayson and Lilly went to the Apple Butter Festival on Oct. 8th. It was hosted by the Elk Creeks Preservation Society. They are dedicated to passing on knowledge of the history and heritage of the Elk Creeks watershed, as well as the preservation of historic structures. It ... Read more

  • Sticking with Gratitude

    10/14/2016 11:54:27 PM, by SBECKER526

    Each day I am thankful for 24 hours to do something good. I am grateful for all of you who also want to help others. Today I received good news that I may safely stop a drug that was suspected of giving me more foot pain. Tomorrow begins my test without the drug. I know that I am seeking b... Read more

  • Gel Injections for My Knee

    10/14/2016 9:19:05 AM, by KIMMYWIZZIE1

    Well, once I got my foot fixed, I thought I'd be golden. However, my knee didn't like that my foot was fixed, so it thought it needed to act out. I just received my 2nd of 3 gel injections for my knee. It hurts, no lie. The first one really didn't, but the 2nd... Different story. I thought I wa... Read more

  • My Latest Photo

    10/14/2016 8:26:19 AM, by _LINDA

    This is my contest entry, a fake selfie I ended up getting a staff member of the store to take: Looking forward to my trip. I wasn't going to take my camera because I know they don't allow photos in the tunnels, but I will anyway. Up early, at 4 am to get things done. I may snooze on th... Read more

  • Rambling

    10/13/2016 2:33:01 AM, by DEDICATED2HIM

    Well, my last post was a "bummer" - let's see if I can do better this time. My ankle has improved enough that I can put weight on it for a minute or so while transferring from scooter to recliner or chair to scooter. It hurts some to do that but it's a dull aching pain rather than the sharp ag... Read more

  • The Incredible Shrinking Woman! Doctor Report.

    10/12/2016 10:13:26 PM, by _LINDA

    Yep, that is me! My height, recently measured is, -wait for it- 5' 3" 40 In my younger years I used to be an average plus height of 5' 6" (was the tallest girl in my class in elementary school and by default the center on our tiny 6 person basketball team!) Now I am in the short stuff ... Read more

  • I might be stuck at work but at least the dog is working out!

    10/12/2016 2:50:24 PM, by BETHUMZ

    Dixie has a new boyfriend at day camp! She should be exhausted when I pick her up after work. Ha! I wish I could play all day. Her happiness is just contagious. In sad hurricane news, the rivers are still rising and it could affect our mail and other deliveries. Trucks may not be able to ... Read more

  • Hurricane Matthew was not nice to NC!

    10/11/2016 1:41:48 PM, by BETHUMZ

    But my area was very, very lucky! We had very little of the flooding that has killed several people and caused the rescue of hundreds (and still counting!) We lost power for only 12 hours but my house is still without phone & internet. I'm currently posting this from work - OH HOW I MISSED YOU INT... Read more

  • BLC32 WEC - What Am I Doing Right?

    10/10/2016 6:06:09 PM, by BKWERM

    For the Week 5 WEC (weekend challenge), we're supposed to blog about what we're doing right. Initially, I was thinking that since I've been essentially plateauing since June, I probably wasn't doing much right but reading the blogs of the other Ninjas has provided some motivation. 1. I haven't... Read more

  • Moving Onward

    10/10/2016 12:39:15 AM, by SBECKER526

    Bob's dialysis is working again. Our dialysis team found the proper solution. Thanks for comments and kind prayers. He still has a nasty headache. I am so grateful to you for your thoughts and comments. We are getting our hall lights, fresh paint and carpeting. Here is a view o... Read more

  • Can I Make It This Time?

    10/9/2016 2:27:15 PM, by BIENKE

    I had foot surgery the end of August where the ankle joints had to be fused together, actually it looks more like half the foot. My achilles had to be lengthened too. My bones had collapsed due to Arthritis, a couple joints were already fused together naturally and the collapsed bones created more b... Read more

  • BLC 32

    10/9/2016 10:16:22 AM, by SUZQ45

    So far BLC 32 is going well. I haven't lost as much weight as I'd like but I haven't gained which is good. I've been exercising and for the most part have made good food choices. I've had some treats here and there but you've got to do that I think. I've been doing the challenges which is a goo... Read more

  • Stupid Hurricane & Stress Eating

    10/7/2016 2:15:43 PM, by BETHUMZ

    Hurricane stress is hard. Stress is hard. Stress makes me want to EAT. And I don't want to eat... so I'm venting here, because this is my blog and that's what it's hear for, right? I haven't eaten anything bad yet. I confess that I stopped at Panera and I bought one of those Pecan Twist dani... Read more

  • October 7, 2016 Today we celebrate the feast day of Our Lady of the Rosary!

    10/7/2016 1:32:42 PM, by PURPLE0906

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  • -Shhh! Don't Tell! I'm Getting a Head Start!-

    10/7/2016 10:00:10 AM, by 2BDYNAMIC

    I got to thinking, If the three little pigs could outsmart the big bad wolf who wanted to devour them, why can't you and I learn from that lesson? . Truth is, I believe we CAN! .... Let's do some brainstorming! As we all recall, the wise pigs got a 'head start' on their journey to town! .... Read more

  • Husband - very ill

    10/7/2016 12:06:29 AM, by SBECKER526

    Bob is exhibiting all the signs of dialysis not working well. Been on the phone with his nurses and with the Baxter staff as well. He is on dialysis now. I am to call nurses at 8:30 am tomorrow. If he is still as bad, I will order an ambulance to take him to emergency. Please send prayers of st... Read more

  • To all of you/us in the path of Hurricane Matthew

    10/6/2016 11:44:48 AM, by BETHUMZ

    STAY SAFE! Please evacuate if the authorities tell you to. Don't be silly and go to the beach to watch the hurricane come in, especially if you are in Florida. This is a very dangerous storm. Please take care of yourselves, your families, friends & your animals! 247 We've got plenty of food... Read more

  • Record Snowfall!

    10/6/2016 8:51:19 AM, by _LINDA

    We absolutely crushed the previous record, set way back in 1916! We got close to 6 inches yesterday (15 cm) and its still coming down. Finally tally will be from 20-30 cm (8-11.5 inches) The system is finally weakening. This will be really beautiful when the sun finally makes a... Read more

  • So Long Summer

    10/4/2016 10:01:52 PM, by _LINDA

    The end of fall comes roaring in like a lion, with fierce winds driving the wet snow sideways. Pillows go flying from a young Mom's shopping cart at Costco and a good samaritan runs after them, getting them back to her as she couldn't leave her baby. A snowfall warning has been issued and my Mom ... Read more

  • WLS - My Journey - 90 Days Post OP

    10/3/2016 10:28:24 AM, by NDHUNTRESS

    It is surreal that I am nearly 3 months out now in my Journey to better health. I recently started a membership at Planet Fitness to kick it up a notch on my weight loss. In addition to the club membership I am also doing a 30 day squat challenge using an app on my phone. Today is day 5 and a... Read more

  • They make gingerbread houses for Halloween now???

    10/3/2016 9:21:30 AM, by BETHUMZ

    So, yesterday didn't turn out to be as hard as I thought! The mission was to assemble chocolate cookie haunted houses for Halloween with my nieces... without me consuming a ton of sugar-laden calories. 15 Wilton makes these kits with pre-assembled houses and most of the goodies and you can ju... Read more

  • Because Of A Promise

    10/2/2016 1:46:02 PM, by BKWERM

    For this weekend's challenge, I'm supposed to blog about why I will never give up my dream of achieving a healthy weight and lifestyle. in 1998, my mother was dying from lung cancer. She had been heavy for a lot of years prior to getting sick but when she got cancer, she finally got to the wei... Read more

  • -I NEED Motivation-Said NO KID Ever!-

    10/2/2016 11:18:02 AM, by 2BDYNAMIC

    Looking back, I do not recall a time when any of my three children said "Mom, I need motivation to go play; ....However, a spark friend, and team member asked this week on the wall , "what motivates you?" (ALLTHE CUPCAKES) Good question. Actually, you know none of us need be a magician ... Read more

  • Blue Sunday

    10/2/2016 10:56:18 AM, by DEDICATED2HIM I have been for months...I'm at home in my recliner recovering from a major ankle surgery. Where I would LIKE to be is at my church with my faith family worshipping and enjoying the company. And to make matters worse "DH" is less than friendly today (which is a complete understatement... Read more

  • Smaller clothes

    9/30/2016 9:50:38 AM, by LOISALLEN

    Went shopping yesterday and fit into pants two sizes smaller. Also an extra large top. One of my goals is to fit into size large top. Not quite there but getting closer... Read more

  • To anyone who lives in Delaware or close by, need help

    9/30/2016 4:45:56 AM, by PURPLE0906

    It's that time of year again, getting cold, nasty, would love to find a warm, loving home for this cat we call Missy. She is small, loving, listens great and a great mouser. Not sure how old she is, but positive she is fixed and at one time someone's fur baby. Would love to bring her in, but have ... Read more

  • My new way to stop snacking - don't laugh, it works.

    9/29/2016 2:36:03 PM, by BETHUMZ

    Lipstick! I'm not talking the cheap, 99 cent stuff. I'm talking the bigger name brand stuff that you shell out more money for and don't want to waste by stuffing your mouth with greasy potato chips and smearing it kind! I got a sample of some of the new Urban Decay Vice lipstick and LOVED IT, s... Read more

  • A new part to my WLS Journey - post op 85 days

    9/28/2016 2:52:06 PM, by NDHUNTRESS

    I am nearing 3 months post op and for the most part everything has gone pretty smoothly. I started walking right away as soon as I was in my room after surgery knowing going into this journey that I would need to exercise. Walking was my primary exercise of choice due to my size it was the easi... Read more

  • Saturday 24, 2016

    9/26/2016 3:41:18 AM, by PURPLE0906

    Saturday was a very long day for me. I made sure I had my patches on my back and my meds. The weather was cool and was pretty windy most of the day (so glad I wore a heavy hoodie). Pat, Bill and John had everything pretty much set up, I just had to put prices on my stuff. I heard a lot of good comme... Read more

  • In a better place...

    9/25/2016 8:49:09 AM, by KIMMYWIZZIE1

    Now I will be getting gel injections in my knee to help with that knee pain. Cortisone shot didn't do squat. Had strep throat and a stomach bug this week at the same time. NOT FUN! Much better now. Tomorrow starts the journey again in a positive direction!... Read more

  • Tired, in pain, Art on the Green

    9/24/2016 7:06:12 AM, by PURPLE0906

    Didn't sleep well last night, was up at 3, stayed up and got John up at 5 am. He packed up the stuff in the van and going to Pat's to pick her stuff up, then to Battery park and set up. I will be leaving later to join them and price my items. Just hope and pray the pain goes away and that it will b... Read more

  • Good week reconnecting

    9/24/2016 12:26:24 AM, by SBECKER526

    I enjoyed lunch and time with my cousins on 9/16. I had not been in their company for 10 years. Today I connected with 2 friends. We have not seen each other for 50 years. We plan to get together in a month. I connected with another friend on Facebook. This is important to me!... Read more

  • Boy! Did I EVER Get Away With Something!

    9/23/2016 8:12:44 AM, by 2BDYNAMIC

    Am I the only one who this has ever happened to? It's 'Rush Hour' and you race anxiously through traffic to the grocery store for those 'three' items for the dinner you 'meant' to plan, but again forgot. Nonetheless, As you muscle your way through the crowded aisles, you wonder, "What ... Read more