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  • Summer! Fruit smoothies are perfect.

    7/7/2020 5:18:22 PM, by CTUPTON

    I just happened to buy frozen fruit today. then I saw this blog. https://www.sparkpeople.com/
    blog/blog.asp?post=10_supe
    r_berry_smoothie_recipes... Read more

  • Found the location, huge butterfly flower sculpture: from Disney Fla.

    7/7/2020 11:24:06 AM, by CTUPTON

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  • Warm day

    7/7/2020 10:34:46 AM, by MOMMY445

    It's going to be another warm and humid day here today. The weather is going to be like this for pretty much the rest of the week. My daughter says hello to everyone. We are keeping cool and well hydrated today. Both budgie birds are doing well and say cheep, cheep! Have a great day, everyone! Take ... Read more

  • 26 Day Personal Challenge: Day 11 - K is for Kicking my butt

    7/6/2020 8:18:40 PM, by GRASSHOPPER17

    I don't mean I'm kicking my own. Although, I'm kind of responsible for it happening. I joined Beach Body on Demand on the weekend; an early birthday present to myself and I saw a program I've been dying to try. It's Barre Blend and it, well...kicks my butt! In a good way though! So much fun which ... Read more

  • Lunch with a friend

    7/6/2020 10:09:35 AM, by SWEETENUFGILL

    Monday has become a bit of regular date with my best friend - first we began meeting up on adjacent benches in a park, bringing a flask of coffee with us (one each - not sharing!). Then, when the local NT garden started allowing visitors again, we've been meeting to walk around the garden together... Read more

  • A beautiful day

    7/6/2020 8:52:06 AM, by MOMMY445

    Another warm and humid day here today 🌞. My daughter says hello to everyone. We are keeping cool and well hydrated today. I'll be going for a walk in a while. earlier this morning I did some yoga. Both budgie birds are doing well and say cheep, cheep! Have a great day, everyone! Take care and stay ... Read more

  • 26 Day Personal Challenge: Day 10 - J is for Joy from cooking

    7/5/2020 7:40:12 PM, by GRASSHOPPER17

    When I was in my early twenties and newly married, I had no idea how to cook anything. Well, that might be a slight exaggeration. I could do your basic things like spaghetti, box mac and cheese, hamburger helper, etc. It's really odd that I didn't know more than the basics, though. My dad is a pheno... Read more

  • 7/5/2020 - 3 Good Things

    7/5/2020 6:19:42 PM, by QOALESLEY_62

    1. I got food done for the beginning of the week. 2. I weeded the garden and pulled out 1 head of lettuce. Still have the oak leaf and romaine lettuce left. 3. Got some work done in preparation for my presentation tomorrow. I think it will be fine, but as most things, am slightly nervous ov... Read more

  • A new day

    7/5/2020 12:17:37 PM, by MOMMY445

    It's very hot and humid here today. My daughter and I are keeping cool and well hydrated. Both budgie birds are doing well and say cheep, cheep! I went for a walk this morning. I'll be going for another walk in a while. Have a great day, everyone! Take care and stay safe!... Read more

  • Ahhhh Nature at its best poem

    7/4/2020 10:46:23 PM, by CTUPTON

    Whenever I need to leave it all behind Or feel the need to get away I find a quiet place, far from the human race Out in the country Before the breathin' air is gone Before the sun is just a bright spot in the night-time Out where the rivers like to run I stand alone and take back some... Read more

  • 26 Day Personal Challenge: Day 9 - I is for Independence Day

    7/4/2020 10:17:56 PM, by GRASSHOPPER17

    Happy Independence Day to everyone whose home is in the US! We kept our celebration low key this year with just hubby, the kids and myself, but we went all out on our dinner. I'm pretty proud that I was able to stick to eating healthy while still enjoying some yummy treats. Helped that I also exerci... Read more

  • 26 Day Personal Challenge: Day 8 - H is for House Cleaning

    7/4/2020 10:11:09 PM, by GRASSHOPPER17

    Spent my Friday cleaning the house, which is a great way for me to get my steps in, but if I'm being honest, I hate doing it. I'd much rather read or play a game. But one thing that makes it better for me is to listen to music while I try to get the house sparkling clean. Personally, I just think mu... Read more

  • Some Covid musings

    7/4/2020 7:20:49 PM, by QOALESLEY_62

    I live in Massachusetts. We have controlled this thing throughout the state with the guidance from our governor - for those political, he is Republican in a Democratic state, and very well liked and respected. He forced us into a lock down, forced us to wear masks. and has very closely watched hot... Read more

  • 3 Good things - 7/4/2020

    7/4/2020 6:39:26 PM, by QOALESLEY_62

    1. I missed yesterday, but this goes for yesterday and today. We had dinner with my sister-in-law and her husband (odd family relationship, don't ask) and we had so much fun and laughs, it is the highlighted of both days. 2. To realize what true friendship is can be such a joy (read #1) 3. W... Read more

  • Photos from a lovely place

    7/4/2020 2:20:28 PM, by SWEETENUFGILL

    This morning, despite the fog and rain, I walked 5k to get to St Michael's Mount for a timed-ticket visit to the fabulous garden there. I met up with a friend and her hubbie. It was well worth the visit, and worth getting soaked for! They only open the garden on a few occasions to prevent erosion... Read more

  • Daily Schedule

    7/4/2020 12:50:35 PM, by COFFEECRAZE

    5:00 wake up 5:30 work out 6:00 get ready 6:45 leave for work 7:00-3:00 work with 1/2 hour lunch 4:00 eat 5:00 relax at home 10:00 bed ... Read more

  • A warm and humid day

    7/4/2020 10:13:34 AM, by MOMMY445

    It's going to be another warm and humid day here today 🌞. My daughter and I will stay hydrated and cool here today. Both budgie birds are doing well and say cheep, cheep! Happy Independence Day to all American spark people members! Have a great day, everyone and a great weekend! Keep cool and stay ... Read more

  • A warm and humid day

    7/3/2020 1:02:39 PM, by MOMMY445

    My daughter and I are keeping cool and well hydrated today 😊. Both budgie birds are doing well and say cheep, cheep! I'll be going for a long walk indoors today. Have a great day, everyone! Take care and stay safe! Have a great weekend!... Read more

  • My Lose Weight Mission Statement

    7/3/2020 7:43:48 AM, by QOALESLEY_62

    "My mission in life is merely not to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor and some style." This is a great quote from Maya Angelou and is so true for me and how I want to continue to live my life and led to me thinking about my mission statement for lo... Read more

  • 26 Day Personal Challenge: Day 7 - G is for Goals reached

    7/2/2020 7:49:13 PM, by GRASSHOPPER17

    Had some non scale victories this week which are always good when the scale isn't moving (or moving in the wrong direction like mine did from indulging while on vacation). I feel like having my very own personal celebration! 1. Fit into a pair of shorts that have always been too tight to wear.... Read more

  • 7/2/2020- 3 Good Things

    7/2/2020 5:00:26 PM, by QOALESLEY_62

    1. Vacation starts today. 2. Its really hot today - but not complaining because the sun is out and there's no rain, and I am not working! 3. Spent time with Bryan and Sal. ... Read more

  • 25 books from brother-in-law!

    7/2/2020 1:34:40 PM, by CTUPTON

    Well these will keep me busy for awhile. I get my books now from the library. I don't want to be adding to my clutter. books multiply so fast! Mostly detective and crime. David Baldacci 2 Janet Evanovich all fiction he gets them from a used book store. most are fa... Read more

  • Monkfruit sugar? Does anyone use this?

    7/2/2020 1:18:51 PM, by CTUPTON

    I have been using powdered Stevia. Is monkfruit sugar substitute better? ... Read more

  • Another hot and humid day here today

    7/2/2020 8:38:59 AM, by MOMMY445

    My daughter says hello to everyone. We are keeping cool and staying well hydrated. Both budgie birds are doing well and say cheep, cheep. I will be doing some yoga this morning and some indoor walking this afternoon. It's going to be hot and humid here for the next few days. Have a great day, everyo... Read more

  • 26 Day Personal Challenge: Day 6 - F is for Finding Time

    7/1/2020 7:05:56 PM, by GRASSHOPPER17

    Honestly, I could talk myself out of being active 99.5% of the time. I've got a list of excuses a mile long: too tired, not motivated, playing a video game sounds better, have a book I want to read or start reading, husband didn't exercise so it's okay if I don't. This is a big struggle for me so I ... Read more

  • 7/1/2020 - 3 good things

    7/1/2020 5:29:12 PM, by QOALESLEY_62

    1. After 4 days of some much needed rain, the sun is shining. Hoping we get more rain, but just not 4 days in a row. 27 2. I start a short much needed vacation tomorrow. 3. My son's restaurant has re-opened and he is finally getting some hours and back to work. Not a lot, but at least it ... Read more

  • good advice in song

    7/1/2020 4:45:49 PM, by CTUPTON

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  • Another warm day here today 🌞

    7/1/2020 11:14:30 AM, by MOMMY445

    My daughter says hello to everyone. Both budgie birds are doing well and say cheep, cheep! I'll be going for a walk later. Have a great day, everyone! Take care and stay safe! For all Canadian sparklers, Happy Canada Day!... Read more

  • 26 Day Personal Challenge: Day 5 - E is for Enjoyable vacation

    6/30/2020 8:40:26 PM, by GRASSHOPPER17

    Been MIA a little. Was getting ready for a family vacation, making sure we had everything in place to enjoy ourselves while also social distancing. Was great to get away for a bit and relax. Can't say that I didn't indulge more than I should have when it came to adult beverages, but hey, it was vaca... Read more

  • 6/30/2020 - 3 good things

    6/30/2020 6:18:55 PM, by QOALESLEY_62

    1. I finally got to change the bed sheets. Haven't had time so I am excited for new sheet day tonight!! 2. It has been a crappy day but its a good things since the lawn is getting lots of water. 3. I finally got a pedicure! Its great to have someone else do your feet. I'm getting too old t... Read more

  • A warm day

    6/30/2020 5:39:24 AM, by MOMMY445

    Another warm day here today. My daughter and I will keep cool and stay well hydrated. Both budgie birds are doing well and say cheep, cheep. In a while, I will be doing some yoga. Later on in the morning, I will be going for a walk. Have a great day, everyone! Take care and stay safe!... Read more

  • If you like flowers and butterflies

    6/29/2020 9:30:43 PM, by CTUPTON

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  • The Art of Autism

    6/29/2020 2:38:02 PM, by CTUPTON

    Here is a twist on a confounding topic. Hope this inspires us to cope a little easier. https://the-art-of-autism.co
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    tism-and-aspergers/... Read more

  • The Plan vs REALITY

    6/29/2020 2:07:05 PM, by CTUPTON

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  • Sexual Assault ***Trigger Warning***

    6/29/2020 1:38:46 PM, by PORTIA70

    I am sorry that I have not been on here in about 3 weeks. 2 weeks ago I was sexually assaulted by one of the maintenance men here where I live at. I have filed a police report and got a restraining order. The first hearing for the restraining order is on July 1. The day before my 50th birth... Read more

  • A warm and sunny day here today 😎

    6/29/2020 11:52:02 AM, by MOMMY445

    My daughter says hello to everyone. Both budgie birds are doing well and say cheep, cheep! I went for a walk this morning. I will go for another walk in the afternoon. Have a great day, everyone! Take care and stay safe!... Read more

  • Hello my friends...it's been a rough few months.

    6/28/2020 10:47:47 PM, by FLORIDASUN

    Hello to all of my wonderful friends! Thank you SO much for checking up on me. I've just been in a quandry lately. Very worried about my small retail business right now. I had reopened the gallery on June 10th and had really good foot traffic but really pitiful sales. Each week after ... Read more

  • Time flies

    6/28/2020 5:01:52 PM, by CTUPTON

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  • A new day

    6/28/2020 2:43:54 PM, by MOMMY445

    A beautiful sunny day here today 🌞. My daughter says hello to everyone. Both budgie birds are doing well and say cheep, cheep! I've been for a walk in the morning. I will be going for another walk in the afternoon. Have a great day, everyone! Take care and stay safe!... Read more

  • 6/28/2020 - 3 good things

    6/28/2020 1:24:18 PM, by QOALESLEY_62

    1. Getting a little bit of rain. definitely not enough to help the grass become green again, but good enough for the garden to get a drink. No watering today! 2. Got the new office organized. Wish I did this a long time ago. 3. I never watch movies at home and today, I watched Knives out.... Read more

  • Inspirational story

    6/27/2020 5:53:12 PM, by CTUPTON

    This is the story of two frogs. One of them was fat and the other one was skinny. One fine day, when they were looking for food, they jumped into a bucket of milk inadvertently . Now, as the sides were too slippery they were unable to get out. The fat frog spoke to the skinny frog, β€œBrother, swimmin... Read more

  • avg weight loss over 8 months

    6/27/2020 5:40:31 PM, by CTUPTON

    1.87 lbs per month Not fast but way faster than all the 20 or so years before this. And, I have been on SP for over 10 years. Other online support groups before this. My cravings are way more controlled now. I think eating lots of veggies was the key for me to lessen cravings. ... Read more

  • Plenty of sunshine

    6/27/2020 12:15:36 PM, by MOMMY445

    Another warm and sunny day here today 🌞. In a while, I'll be going for a walk. My daughter says hello to everyone. Both budgie birds are doing well and say cheep, cheep. Have a great day, everyone! Stay safe and take care.... Read more

  • 6/27/2020 - 3 good things

    6/27/2020 8:49:15 AM, by QOALESLEY_62

    Its taken me 5 days to want to post 3 good things. What I realized over the past 5 days - when things get tough, I just stop. it was a long and exhausting week, and not many good things happened. So, I stopped trying to find them. They were there, I am sure of it, but I chose not to see them. ... Read more

  • Has anyone stopped cholesterol meds due to losing weight?

    6/26/2020 6:47:42 PM, by CTUPTON

    If losing weight works, I would love to stop taking the statin meds my doctor wants me to take. Two kinds cause body pain. chris... Read more

  • SP article Quick Way How to Assess My Health

    6/26/2020 12:07:30 PM, by CTUPTON

    https://www.sparkpeople.com/re
    source/wellness_articles.a
    sp?id=1358&page=2 247 Please read the full article. It has way more info than I put here. I know my biggest problem is energy. I have known that since I was a kid actually. Thyroid was the first thing diagnosed way back wh... Read more

  • Sunshine

    6/26/2020 10:23:21 AM, by MOMMY445

    The sun is shining brightly here today 🌞. My daughter says hello to all. Both budgie birds are doing well and say cheep, cheep! I'm going for a walk in a while. Have a great day, everyone! Take care and stay safe! Have a great weekend!... Read more

  • uh? Read carefully

    6/25/2020 12:40:44 PM, by CTUPTON

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  • Rest is...

    6/24/2020 8:47:38 PM, by CTUPTON

    Rest is not idleness, and to lie sometimes on the grass under the trees on a summer's day, listening to the murmur of water, or watching the clouds float across the blue sky, is by no means waste of time. ~John Lubbock... Read more

  • A cooler day

    6/24/2020 8:51:58 AM, by MOMMY445

    It's not too hot here today. a beautiful cool breeze is blowing. My daughter says hello to all. Both budgie birds are doing well and say cheep, cheep! I'm heading out for a long walk in a while. Have a great day, everyone! Take care and stay safe.... Read more

  • A beautiful day 🌞

    6/23/2020 11:30:48 AM, by MOMMY445

    My daughter says hello to all. Both budgie birds are doing well and say cheep, cheep! I'll be going for a walk in a while. Have a great day, everyone! Take care and stay safe!... Read more

  • STREAM. 6 strategies for mental health during this stressful period:

    6/23/2020 10:15:52 AM, by CTUPTON

    What is STREAM? S is for Social networking. Kyrios maintains that whilst the physical distancing involved in isolation is critical for our health, social networking should still be kept up, using social media, skype or phone calls. T is for Time out. Whilst some families may initially relish ... Read more

  • A great tip I learned from a dear spark friend:

    6/23/2020 9:21:07 AM, by CTUPTON

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  • What a month

    6/22/2020 10:57:48 PM, by BRAYBORN

    So this last month has been something else. My husband has been battling cellulitis, high blood pressure, high pressure in his eyes and ear problems. Finally got him into a doctor Friday morning and he gave him medicine that seems to be helping. Now I can get back to concentrating on my health. ... Read more

  • 10 reasons to lose weight - 5% Summer challenge

    6/22/2020 4:20:06 PM, by QOALESLEY_62

    Summer 5% challenge assignment is to list 10 reasons to lose weight. 1. I want to look good in my clothes. Let's get the superficial one out of the way. 2. I play video games when bored. I want to be motivated enough that I do other activities rather than play a game. 3. I want to ha... Read more

  • 6/22/2020 - 3 good things

    6/22/2020 3:29:59 PM, by QOALESLEY_62

    1. Did a presentation today to about 20 doctors. Was a little nervous since this was the kickoff of monthly meetings, but it went well! 2. Was taking a new melatonin supplement to help get to sleep at night, and I gave me a benadryl hangover. Stopped taking it and after a couple of days gettin... Read more

  • Hot and humid day

    6/22/2020 1:34:16 PM, by MOMMY445

    It's the last hot and humid day here for the rest of the week. My daughter says hello to all. Both budgie birds are doing well and say cheep, cheep! Take care and stay safe, everyone!... Read more

  • 6/21/2020- 3 good things

    6/21/2020 5:38:35 PM, by QOALESLEY_62

    1. it's Father's Day - and we hung out all day with Bryan and Marc and celebrated Jim. It was a perfect day! 2. We ordered out - lobster rolls. the restaurant messed up the order, but it was all okay - had to go pick it up now instead of delivery, but they were so apologetic, it wound up bei... Read more

  • A lovely day!

    6/21/2020 2:25:25 PM, by SWEETENUFGILL

    The National Trust have started opening up their houses and gardens, with new systems for social distancing, and ticketed entries. I was fortunate to get a ticket for Trengwainton this afternoon (and I'm going again tomorrow with my friend). The sun came out and there were only a handful of people... Read more

  • Hubby in nursing home so...

    6/21/2020 12:28:51 PM, by CTUPTON

    This is all so frustrating. I was fine for a number of weeks but now it is just way too long! I miss visiting John most of all. I called him last night at his nursing home. There was noise in the background. He could not hear me well. I heard him get mad with the nurse. Darn. I can... Read more

  • I love sour cream. I love potatoes. I love cucumbers. So...

    6/21/2020 12:17:43 PM, by CTUPTON

    I mixed them all together for a healthier lunch! I usually put sour cream on potatoes. And I know I love cucumbers with sour cream. Either of those, I eat too much. But if I combine measured amounts of all 3, it becomes a healthy lunch! 4 ... Read more

  • Summer 5% Exercise Commitment

    6/21/2020 10:51:35 AM, by QOALESLEY_62

    I saw this on someone else's blog or message post. It really hit home. I have great intentions, but I never seem to commit. Excuses reign huge in my world - mostly around work and lack of time. Admittedly, I work a full time job and commute 1 hour each way. That's 60hrs a week, plus all o... Read more

  • Happy Sunday

    6/21/2020 8:26:34 AM, by MOMMY445

    Happy Father's Day to all of the dads out there. My daughter and I are keeping cool and well hydrated today. It's going to be another warm and humid day here today 🌞. I'll do some exercise indoors today. Have a great day, everyone! Take care and stay safe!... Read more

  • 6/20/2020 - 3 good things

    6/20/2020 7:56:52 PM, by QOALESLEY_62

    1. Riley got groomed and is all fresh and clean. 2. Got more of my office set up. 3. Had a great night sleep last night.... Read more

  • Thanks 5% Challenges

    6/20/2020 1:00:55 PM, by RETIREESMITH

    I do have much to thank the 5% challenges for. One--my weight loss. Granted, my weight is not always going down, but because I know a 5% challenge is on my horizon I do try to hold the line. My recent 5% challenge was one of my better ones--best loss in a long while. So, I'll be building on ... Read more

  • Motivation

    6/20/2020 11:54:52 AM, by GRASSHOPPER17

    One thing I've always liked about the 5% Challenges is the countdown activities. They really help you think through what your goals are and about why you're on this weight loss journey. One of those activities is to list 10 reasons why you want to lose/maintain weight. It always starts off sounding... Read more

  • 26 Day Personal Challenge: Day 4 - D is for Darn allergies

    6/20/2020 10:52:26 AM, by GRASSHOPPER17

    I'm a couple days behind posting and it's partially due to my darn allergies. I like Spring and Fall but man, they are killer for me when it comes to allergies. They zap my energy and make me want to cut off my nose sometimes, but I can usually push through it. But sometimes they hit me hard and I h... Read more

  • Another warm and humid day

    6/20/2020 9:58:15 AM, by MOMMY445

    My daughter and I are keeping cool and well hydrated today. It's going to be a warm and humid day here today. Both budgie birds are doing well and say cheep, cheep! I'll go for a walk indoors today. Have a great day, everyone! Take care and stay safe!... Read more

  • More tips for hip pain

    6/19/2020 2:07:28 PM, by CTUPTON

    "A recent study from Florida Atlantic University found that doing 45 minutes of chair yoga twice per week reduced pain and improved overall quality of life in older adults with osteoarthritis. Chair yoga is practiced sitting in a chair or standing while holding the chair for support, so it’s a great... Read more

  • A mistake. Bought HOT Italian turkey sausage.

    6/19/2020 2:03:43 PM, by CTUPTON

    I bought hot Italian turkey sausage 40 instead of the regular kind. Yes, HOT HOT. Today I divided it into small chunks and will freeze these to be used a few at a time in soups. I actually have a soup cooking now. Yesterday I cooked up some vegetables: carrots 291 291 and 580 kale. Way too much ... Read more

  • A hot and humid day

    6/19/2020 1:32:06 PM, by MOMMY445

    It's very hot and humid day here today 🌞. My daughter and I are keeping cool and well hydrated. I already got in a long walk today. Both budgie birds are doing well and say cheep, cheep! Have a great day, everyone! Take care and stay safe!... Read more

  • 6/18/2020 - 3 good things

    6/18/2020 3:31:33 PM, by QOALESLEY_62

    1. I got to pick up the glass-blown sun-catcher ornaments that DH and I made at date day (first one since Covid and was at 8:30am) 2. I am sitting by the pool having a beverage and its a gorgeous day. Getting quite warm. 3. I am not sure if I have a 3rd - but the day is only half over, so m... Read more

  • sSilver Sneakers best and worse exercises for bad hips

    6/18/2020 12:12:11 PM, by CTUPTON

    https://bit.ly/3e5n4bj I will be testing this link. OK, the link worked for me.... Read more

  • Hot and humid day here today

    6/18/2020 10:32:23 AM, by MOMMY445

    My daughter says hello to all. We are prepared for the weather. Both budgie birds are doing well and say cheep, cheep! I will be doing some dancing indoors after lunch today. Have a great day, everyone! Stay safe and take care!... Read more

  • OK guys I cut raisins to 1/8 instead of 1/4 cup

    6/18/2020 9:27:12 AM, by CTUPTON

    Thanks. The serving size of raisins was 1/4 cup so I just used that. Half of that is plenty in my morning oatmeal. 43 ... Read more

  • 6/17/2020 - 3 good things

    6/17/2020 5:24:26 PM, by QOALESLEY_62

    1. Went to work on site today after being home for 3 months. Was intimidating, but I am glad I went. Took awhile to get into a "work" routine and now I am mentally exhausted! 246 2. Hard to think of 2 more things. #1 was so big for me today. But, let's just go with the sun is shining a... Read more

  • A beautiful sunny day 🌞

    6/17/2020 8:29:27 AM, by MOMMY445

    Lots of sunshine here today. It's supposed to be very warm here this afternoon. My daughter says hello to all. Both budgie birds are doing well and say cheep, cheep! I'll be doing some dancing after lunch today. Have a great day, everyone! Take care and stay safe!... Read more

  • 26 Day Personal Challenge: Day 3 - C is for Consistency is the key

    6/16/2020 7:25:23 PM, by GRASSHOPPER17

    Today has just been one of those blah days. Nothing catastrophic or earth shattering happened but it wasn't a pleasant one either. On days like today it's hard for me to find the motivation to do much of anything and yet, they're usually the most important ones because it's sometimes so easy for me ... Read more

  • 6/16/2020 - 3 good things

    6/16/2020 5:49:27 PM, by QOALESLEY_62

    Hard day to find 3 good things again. Maybe this is a test...... 211 1. Today is #1 son's birthday. He came over for a swim with a friend and the kids. It was nice to see him (even though we celebrated on Saturday). 2. My house is clean. I never thought I would like someone coming to c... Read more

  • Mondays, well, Tuesdays

    6/16/2020 1:20:42 PM, by CTUPTON

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  • A beautiful sunny day

    6/16/2020 10:58:21 AM, by MOMMY445

    My daughter says hello to all. Both budgie birds are doing well and say cheep, cheep! After lunch, I will be going for a walk today. I'll do some yoga after supper today. Have a great day, everyone! Take care and stay safe!... Read more

  • Eternal Wisdom

    6/16/2020 10:01:49 AM, by LADYCALICO

    Henry Wadsworth Longfellow was depressed on Christmas Day, 1863. His country was torn apart by Civil War, hate and grief filled the atmosphere. His wife died from burns after catching her skirt on fire, and he was caring for his his young son who ran away to join the army and was recently returned c... Read more

  • 26 Day Personal Challenge: Day 2 - B is for Breaking old habits

    6/15/2020 6:50:58 PM, by GRASSHOPPER17

    I'm a snacker. Always have been and I have no desire to really change that especially since snacking isn't really a bad thing...for the most part. It boils down to what and when I eat and there lies the problem. Most of the time I'm okay reaching for a healthy piece of fruit or a handful of veggies ... Read more

  • 6/15/2020 - 3 good things

    6/15/2020 5:37:24 PM, by QOALESLEY_62

    Today was a very long, stressful and busy day. But there is always something good to be found in it. 1. My new monitor came in. 244 2. I am happier in my "new" office. I really didn't realize how cramped I was until I changed rooms. 211 3. Although it was busy and things kept comin... Read more

  • I love my soft book/kindle/ipad holder

    6/15/2020 4:20:04 PM, by CTUPTON

    I mostly read in bed. This holds my book perfectly. Several angles are possible. Yes, my cat keeps bothering me, I guess because he wants to read, too. chris... Read more

  • photo quarter cup of raisins

    6/15/2020 12:13:24 PM, by CTUPTON

    I have diagrams of portion sizes, but they are not "computing" in my head. So I took a photo!... Read more

  • Example of a non-supportive friend

    6/15/2020 11:14:48 AM, by CTUPTON

    I posted on FB that I wanted a watermelon pizza for my birthday. In the past "friends" have given me all sorts of sweets . I try so hard to lose weight. Those sweet treats make me feel bad. I don't know what to do with them. This is the "pizza" I posted on FB. A friend answered, "... Read more

  • A summer poem

    6/15/2020 11:05:10 AM, by CTUPTON

    "How do you like to go up in a swing, Up in the air so blue? Oh, I do think it the pleasantest thing Ever a child can do! Up in the air and over the wall, Till I can see so wide, River and trees and cattle and all Over the countryside. Till I look down on the garden green, Down on... Read more

  • A beautiful sunny day

    6/15/2020 9:56:41 AM, by MOMMY445

    I'm off for a walk in a while. I feel great. My daughter says hello to all. both budgie birds are doing well and say cheep, cheep! Have a great day, everyone! Take care and stay safe!... Read more

  • Looking for a way to stay motivated?

    6/14/2020 4:12:47 PM, by GRASSHOPPER17

    I know I am! Which is why I've done something that I never thought I would do. I'm very much an introvert. I like to stay home, spend my free hours sitting in a quiet spot of the house and could go days without seeing anyone but my family and be perfectly fine with that. I'm usually the least likely... Read more

  • Duh

    6/14/2020 11:31:34 AM, by CTUPTON

    I seem to think people near me will be supportive. Not so much. But my SP friends are fantastic! Thanks so much. chris... Read more

  • 26 Day Personal Challenge: Day 1 - A is for Acknowledging small accomplishments

    6/14/2020 10:55:42 AM, by GRASSHOPPER17

    I was inspired to start this personal challenge after following the journey of a fellow Pink Flamingo, OneDogLvr. I tend to get bogged down with numbers, especially the ones on the scale, so to center on other things that are good for me and honestly just as important to my health is just what I nee... Read more

  • A new day

    6/14/2020 10:13:49 AM, by MOMMY445

    I'm heading out to do some errands in a while. My daughter says hello to all. Both budgie birds are doing well and say cheep, cheep! I'll be going for a walk in the afternoon. Have a great day, everyone! Stay safe and take care!... Read more

  • Ponytail headache!

    6/13/2020 1:21:01 PM, by SWEETENUFGILL

    Oh my gosh! I had such a sore head at work today - I got a couple of Paracetamol from a work-mate mid-morning, which eased it for a couple of hours, but early afternoon it was back, and I left work half-an-hour early feeling really sore - like I'd been beaten over the head with a bat! I thoug... Read more

  • A beautiful sunny day 🌞

    6/13/2020 11:27:05 AM, by MOMMY445

    My daughter says hello to all. Both budgie birds are doing well and say cheep, cheep! I'm heading out for a walk in a while. I feel great. Have a wonderful day, everyone! Take care and stay safe!... Read more

  • 5% Challenge Commitment

    6/12/2020 8:31:15 PM, by PINKGIRL23

    Hi, I wanted to start sharing what I have been doing these last few days. Been resting and getting ready to gear up for my 5% Challenge. (Which I think is starting soon. I am so excited!!!) Will be doing this and my Dragon challenge at the same time. Ok, This is my commitment to both of my ... Read more

  • Rain and Anxiety

    6/12/2020 2:20:05 PM, by SWEETENUFGILL

    This is just a rant about C-19 anxiety - don't feel you have to read it! I just need to get it off my chest. It has been raining continually for about 48 hrs now - it's noisy, and I find the noise tiring. This evening I'm going to put my earphones in and watch an episode of Death in Paradise! ... Read more

  • oh no. BD soon. Add another year.

    6/12/2020 1:11:58 PM, by CTUPTON

    June 17th... Read more

  • A windy day

    6/12/2020 1:01:51 PM, by MOMMY445

    My daughter says hello to all. It's a beautiful windy day here today 🌞. Both budgie birds are doing well and say cheep, cheep! I've been for a long walk outside and I feel great. Have a great day, everyone! Take care and stay safe!... Read more

  • A cooler day

    6/11/2020 12:42:00 PM, by MOMMY445

    It's a much cooler day here today and I am okay with that. My daughter says hello to all. Both budgie birds are doing well and say cheep, cheep! I've completed a yoga workout this morning. I'll be going for a long walk this afternoon. Have a great day, everyone! Take care and stay safe!... Read more