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  • 11 (late sorry)

    4/29/2016 1:51:32 PM, by QPONDEALER

    Yesterday was a rough one but I fought through and I'm so proud of myself. EACH time I fought through the ruff moments and stock to my commitment I find I believe in me a bit more and my trust in myself is GROWING. I'm truly hoping to shrink this well but even if I don't I'm happy I'm GROWING!... Read more

  • 12 DEAR BEGINNERS

    4/29/2016 1:48:26 PM, by QPONDEALER

    Day 12. I've moved from I want to do this to I can do this... even beginning to believe I Will do this. Dear beginners, the work DOESN'T get easier.... greatness doesn't come from easy. If you are in that period of *man this sux* or *please tell me this gets easier* PLEASE HEAR THIS it doesn't b... Read more

  • quiet times

    4/28/2016 4:04:45 PM, by SBECKER526

    I am enjoying a time of planning. I will be facilitating a discussion on the book, The Faith Club for our residents. My team consists of Barbara Hetrick, Chaplain Carl Wenzel, and me. We will present this program to the residents at the May Town Hall. I am very happy to be involved. I have ... Read more

  • Day 10

    4/27/2016 11:53:07 AM, by QPONDEALER

    Back at the gym. So glad the weather is not severe today and I can use all the equipment at the gym for shoulder day. Followed my shoulder workout up with an elliptical workout. I've wanted to do a sprint triathlon for a while now but rheumatoid arthritis has made running to hard on my joints. So... Read more

  • Day 9 (late)

    4/27/2016 11:48:24 AM, by QPONDEALER

    Running late posting this ...ooops. The weather was insane in my area but thankfully not near as bad as predicted. I had to adjust my work out to my home but I got it in. So proud of myself. Now if I can get a better grip on my diet... Read more

  • That time of year again

    4/27/2016 9:27:16 AM, by PURPLE0906

    With all the rain I have been noticing the sugar ants inside the house. I don't like using pesticide's. Below is a very interesting article. I do use bay leaves in my kitchen cabinets and have made a citrus solution to ward off ants, other insects and it also wards off mice. Hope everyone... Read more

  • Day 8 of 70

    4/25/2016 2:17:40 PM, by QPONDEALER

    Down 1lb. After all I went through last week I'm thrilled! And feeling blessed. I have my plan for the well and I'm feeling positive. Killed it at the gym. 45 cycle Almost an hour on my chest and tris! It's going to be a great week!... Read more

  • What it Means to Persevere

    4/25/2016 4:40:03 AM, by DEDICATED2HIM

    The following definitions are taken from an old Webster's Dicitionary Perseverance -1) The act or quality of persisting. 2) Continuance in a state of grace until it is succeeded by a state of glory. Persevere - To persist in any enterprise undertaken in spite of counter influences, opposit... Read more

  • BLC (BIGGEST LOSER CHALLENGE) IS REGISTERING NOW!

    4/24/2016 9:12:40 AM, by BKWERM

    The Biggest Loser Challenge (also known as the BLC) is a 15 week challenge that was INSPIRED by, but not based on the TV show of the same name. We have been around for 9+ years encouraging HEALTHY weight loss and fitness by helping you on your journey towards your goals. During the busy summer month... Read more

  • Feeling close to God

    4/23/2016 8:47:44 PM, by SBECKER526

    I feel so blessed in my life and content. I feel God's presence in my dealing with others. I am a good friend/listener to several people in my new community. I feel God is drawing me closer to them. My life experiences guide me. I am at peace and hence can listen with love and kindness.... Read more

  • Honey and Cinnamon

    4/23/2016 9:29:28 AM, by PURPLE0906

    www.healthextremist.com/honey-
    and-cinnamon-for-colds/... Read more

  • Ahhh I'm back

    4/22/2016 3:17:21 PM, by QPONDEALER

    I had started a 10wk program and on day 9 my mom was rushed for emergency heart surgery. It's been a rough week but I'm blessed to still have her in my life and thankful to be back. Last night was my first full night of sleep since finding out a week earlier my mom had became very ill. Today I ... Read more

  • Sad

    4/22/2016 4:12:52 AM, by PURPLE0906

    www.nbcnews.com/pop-culture/mu
    sic/prince-iconic-purple-r
    ain-musician-dead-57-publi
    cist-n559946 RIP Prince... Read more

  • QuickFire Challenge

    4/21/2016 7:38:57 PM, by --MAY--

    Hey everyone, I have not written in awhile, I am still on this journey, slow and steady! I used to do Quicfire Challenge everyday then they stopped posting! Katlish who has taken up the reins so to speak!! 9 224 So please go check it out!! They are doable exercises, that do not take... Read more

  • 18 Days In And 10.8 lbs Gone

    4/21/2016 2:57:32 PM, by BLUBBERBLASTER5

    I was tracking all my food on myfitnesspal, but I've decided to start tracking back on here. I missed this site and it's easier to keep track of my info. I'm on day 18 of my low carb high fat way of eating and it gets easier everyday. The first few days I was eating good but constantly wanting all t... Read more

  • One use for coconut oil and baking soda

    4/21/2016 6:21:24 AM, by PURPLE0906

    www.healthextremist.com/make-y
    our-own-baking-soda-and-co
    conut-oil-toothpaste/... Read more

  • Why Not?

    4/20/2016 8:48:13 AM, by DEDICATED2HIM

    I have two big "I SHOIULDS" that have been plaguing my conscience. 1) to do some drawing and 2) to get my body moving. I sit in this power recliner 95% of the day. And it is getting harder and harder to even stand up. This morning I've done 3 or 4 exercises...wall push ups, counter squats and b... Read more

  • Mercy toward Myself

    4/17/2016 5:06:49 PM, by DEDICATED2HIM

    Lately I am very reluctant to weigh myself, believing that I will have gained weight. But lately, when curiosity gets the best of me and I weigh myself there have been good amounts of weight lost. But since I have been tracking my food, I am appalled by some of the high calorie foods I have been s... Read more

  • More Health Updates

    4/16/2016 2:00:02 PM, by BKWERM

    My new ENT (Ear, Nose & Throat) doctor prescribed a medication for acid reflux for me a month ago as he thought my cough might be a mild case of GERD. He said the medication would take about a month to work and scheduled a follow up appointment for me yesterday. He also had scheduled me for a hear... Read more

  • New thing for me

    4/16/2016 1:10:58 PM, by SBECKER526

    I have a new desire to explore the Wyomissing Park. I went on a bird watching walk. I got to the creek and then walked along it. The sunshine was super. We saw many birds. Their sounds and colors were beautiful. I felt so relaxed as well. I was walking for over 2 hours. Great experience...wa... Read more

  • Keeping relationships strong

    4/15/2016 4:28:59 PM, by SBECKER526

    I have been caught up with the move and health concerns. Several groups of friends understood. This past week I made certain I got in touch and had time with them. I met my golf buddies on Tuesday evening. We talked about church, golf, and so much more. They are my family. I met with my Br... Read more

  • Big day for Melissa

    4/13/2016 9:25:18 AM, by PURPLE0906

    The Mobile Home Park finally called and Melissa was approved. John went with Melissa to sign the papers there and give them security deposit and 1st month's lot rent. Then they are going to the Realtor's to sign the papers for the mobile home. She is so excited and so am I for her. Hopefully pictu... Read more

  • New Addition

    4/12/2016 8:08:21 AM, by PURPLE0906

    Last week John drove to Virginia. His granddaughter (Tatty) was having a little girl. They had to do a c section but mother and daughter are doing well. Still dealing with paperwork, pain, etc. John picked up Lilly yesterday, will probably have her for a couple of days. :-) Weat... Read more

  • Not So Winning After All

    4/11/2016 1:00:34 PM, by WANDERINGCUPPA

    So 4 days ago I wrote "winning the day" as my status...then proceeded to totally bomb out on everything I am supposed to be doing!! Yeah, now I feel like crap! So, back in the game again as of today...I am so sick of losing the same 5 lbs over and over again. It makes me so angry with myself to t... Read more

  • RIP Jimmie Van Zant

    4/7/2016 6:58:45 PM, by PURPLE0906

    www.thedailybanner.com/jimmie-
    van-zant-has-passed-away-i
    n-hospice-care/... Read more

  • RIP Merle Haggard

    4/7/2016 4:24:29 AM, by PURPLE0906

    www.theguardian.com/music/2016
    /apr/06/merle-haggard-obit
    uary?CMP=share_btn_fb ... Read more

  • Aqua Bootcamp

    4/6/2016 11:42:26 AM, by BKWERM

    I had my first aqua bootcamp class last night. I wasn't too impressed. First of all, it was essentially just running up and down the length of the pool and pushing a pool noodle up and down in the water. Second of all, I had major cramps in my legs and feet for most of it and thirdly, after the c... Read more

  • Fitness Surprises for ME!

    4/6/2016 10:31:02 AM, by SBECKER526

    I felt so stressed and in pain around January 1st. Then things changed in surprising ways. 1. We found a buyer for our house. Settlement occurred on March 11th. 2. The shoe inserts relieved foot pain. 3. Did the Vionic sponsored Spark Challenges and decided to try their action shoes and ... Read more

  • 4/5/2016

    4/5/2016 1:45:03 PM, by PURPLE0906

    Have had Lilly here since last Thursday. Wish I had a quarter of her energy, lol We had a couple nice days and she was able to play outside and also play with the little girl in the back of our house. We did get hit with a nasty thunderstorm and high winds. We were lucky did not have any damage. M... Read more

  • My Quest to Eat Cucumbers... A Recipe

    4/4/2016 3:33:05 PM, by KIMMYWIZZIE1

    When I was a kid, I HATED salad. I would GAG on lettuce of any kind. In college, I made up my mind I was going to learn to eat this disgusting material because it was good for me. So I started with a little bit of lettuce and a LOT of dressing. I drowned it. As time went by, I used less and le... Read more

  • RunTheBluegrass 2016, Race Report

    4/3/2016 3:28:50 PM, by JERIBERI1

    This is a race that is super hilly. Even though I run hillier courses, there is something about the way these hills are laid out that makes this course really challenging. It is the most challenging half marathon in Kentucky. It is also one of the prettiest in the country! Race day morning, 43 deg... Read more

  • 7 Weeks - Peroneal Surgery Recovery

    4/1/2016 9:15:01 PM, by KIMMYWIZZIE1

    I have one more week before I will be allowed to try to walk on it. I have been practicing standing on it as instructed. I can tell you that in one week I will not be able to walk on it. I will be hobbling on crutches at best and not very far at that. When I try to put weight on that foot the s... Read more

  • What Next?

    4/1/2016 3:24:09 PM, by DEDICATED2HIM

    Exactly as I predicted, I fell prey to insatiable cravings and a feeling of immunity because my weight was "low" (low considering the past 5 years.) I regained almost all of the weight I had lost. I am thinking about having Spark design my menu again as I did years ago very successfully. This is w... Read more