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  • How to help a caregiver

    12/5/2019 9:43:33 PM, by CTUPTON

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  • Shying away from blogging...

    12/5/2019 6:34:17 PM, by SUSMANNIE

    ...and looking for a place to journal so that I can work out my issues so that when the Giant Toad of Holy Crud overwhelms me I can have a place to vent. I enjoy reading lots of blogs here. It’s a backhanded way of climbing into someone else’s reality. But I have to say that I prefer ones that are o... Read more

  • two little things

    12/5/2019 11:41:17 AM, by WHIRLEDP

    Whoa, things got away for a little while. Some good habits dropped and just too busy for my taste. Last night I decided that today I would have 2 simple goals. Eat a low carb breakfast and drink enough water. Tonight is climbing night for young Westley so I'll be catching up on work at the libr... Read more

  • SFEL, Part 1 Why Diets Fail You chapter 1

    12/5/2019 9:51:16 AM, by WINACHST

    Chapter 1 – Diets Don’t Work How does one define “work”? • For me, a diet works if I lose weight and keep it off • For a diet company CEO, a diet works if people lose any weight at all for any length of time. • For obesity researchers – diets work if the test subjects lose slightly more w... Read more

  • Secrets From the Eating Lab, Traci Mann PH.D.

    12/5/2019 9:42:54 AM, by WINACHST

    I just started reading this book: Secrets From the Eating Lab, by Traci Mann, Ph.D, who is a professor of psychology at the University of Minnesota and an expert in the psychology of eating, dieting, and self-control. This book is to explain "the science of weight loss, the myth of willpower and why... Read more

  • Making Cards & Thanking Others

    12/5/2019 5:16:03 AM, by JSTETSER

    Homemade cards are the best. The time and thought that goes into the process is priceless. This is a tough Christmas for me with my Mom’s health and energy declining. We have made Christmas cards every year for as long as I can remember. Making them without her is difficult, but decided to... Read more

  • December 5th

    12/5/2019 4:01:03 AM, by CANYON_GAL

    As you can see, I started out the month with a little snow on the mountain top. It's been cold so far...about 52 degrees and rainy when I went into work yesterday. I ate veggie lasagna for dinner in the EDR (employee dining room). If you don't read my page often..I will say again, there... Read more

  • Feeling Disappointed With SparkTeams

    12/4/2019 10:10:51 PM, by PORTIA70

    Hi everyone :) Welcome to my new SparkPage and Blog Post. I was a member before, but losing my login information and with the changes in my life, I decided to create a whole new profile. So here I am. I discovered while going through all the groups, that even with the ones that hav... Read more

  • Happy Scale! Featured Blog & TOPS

    12/4/2019 12:24:11 PM, by KALISWALKER

    Yesterday at TOPS I was thrilled with my weigh-in. Despite my overindulgence at the party Saturday, my weight stayed the same. My simple recovery plan worked very well - less food, more exercise, more sleep, daily weigh-ins, and nutrition tracking. TOPS I was 'star of the month' for November w... Read more

  • What's Your Focus?

    12/4/2019 5:15:07 AM, by JSTETSER

    Today, I'm focusing on what matters! This morning, I woke up and had a heart-to-heart conversation with myself. Me: Hi Beautiful, how are you today? Myself: I'm doing good! I've got some big challenges, but I can meet them with God's help. Me: That's right, Jackie! You can meet these ... Read more

  • Most versatile cooking ingredient

    12/4/2019 2:01:45 AM, by -JAMES-

    I just heard about this joke about someone who was trying to bake better cookies. They were told that cookies taste better when they are made from scratch. That is true for a lot of things. So this person when to the grocery store and asked in which aisle they could find "scratch", because... Read more

  • Ugh! A very bad awful day of yucky food choices!

    12/3/2019 7:02:35 PM, by FLORIDASUN

    40 Criminy...our 5% challenge just wrapped up a few days ago and I did so well on it. Once left to my own devices...I'm already in trouble! This morning I went to my grief group meeting and made the bad decision to take Christmas cookies. I thought it would be a nice treat....but that little ni... Read more

  • My to do list today

    12/3/2019 3:58:02 PM, by CTUPTON

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  • Snow Days

    12/3/2019 5:17:28 AM, by JSTETSER

    15 inches, and it's still snowing! Yesterday I spent over 3 hours shoveling. I create some ramps out of snow on the side of my driveway so that I don't have to lift the snow. I bought a great shovel to help me keep from straining my back. Today it's still snowing, and I'll be out there ... Read more

  • 78th Weekend Fasting Cycle - Blood Test Results

    12/2/2019 11:23:26 PM, by SKATER787

    The fast went without a hitch. It was 61 hours. The blood test results came in. I took no supplements in the last 7 months, so what the blood test reveals is based on the food I ate. HBA1C 6.0 v.s. 5.9 of a year ago. I've been eating 1/2 lb of Hershey's Dark Chocolate which is pretty sweet... Read more

  • Whoops Day Recovery & 2020 Winter 5% Challenge

    12/2/2019 2:05:28 PM, by KALISWALKER

    On Saturday we went to a big birthday party with lots of appies. That day I ate light, and prepared my snack to take along, string cheese and apple slices 180 calories, leaving room for birthday cake. We left the house with so much stuff (music stand, guitar, gifts, appies, wine, etc.) we decided to... Read more

  • Day 3 count down to new year! Ride to BZ 1 lap 1 IPA yesterday

    12/2/2019 11:06:31 AM, by JOE14250

    got up at 4:30 AM and got two oxyies. dozed a bit and up at 7AM picked up by Tommy G and he gave me a ride to the BZ . I told him all on his terms time of departure and return. I thought it would be more satisfying! no! I did get one in door lap in on their track. I rested much and d... Read more

  • Hunkering Down in the Snow Storm

    12/2/2019 5:10:29 AM, by JSTETSER

    It snowed 8 inches last night and should snow all day today. It's a good day to stay home. The school has been canceled! We have our first winter wonderland. It's almost 5 am as I put another stick on the fire, and enjoy the quiet of the early morning. I'll take some time to write before... Read more

  • Day 2 walked to the pavillion with the heavy walker and 2 laps under roof.

    12/1/2019 10:41:43 AM, by JOE14250

    It was a light drizzle. No problem. I raised the handles of the walker, so I don' t have to bend over. I will do this several times a day. My hip is still sore of course. I skipped the oxcys this morning. I was taking 2 in AM and 2 in the PM. Switching to Tylenol. Laying back today a bit.... Read more

  • Making Granola!

    12/1/2019 6:04:43 AM, by JSTETSER

    Today I'm heating up the oven and making some low-sugar granola. The maple syrup is optional. I love it for the great flavor that it adds. A little goes a long way! 4 It's a great addition to my breakfasts and snacks. I use it as a cereal and also on my greek yogurt. 8 cup dry Oatmea... Read more

  • I am back and started my new years resolution yesterday 2 beers

    12/1/2019 2:31:20 AM, by JOE14250

    I am recovering from the new hip replacement. Still working on walking with a walker and cane at times. Friday I did walk down to Parkside Drive from my back yard. (400) steps or so! Still pain and on meds of course. Have been using two walkers one at the top of the stairs, and one at the bott... Read more

  • A few days off from our consignment gallery...I LOVE IT!

    11/30/2019 10:11:30 PM, by FLORIDASUN

    213 Hello my darling sparklers! How was your Thanksgiving? Mine was nice but I did feel a little like a fish out of water. I imagine this will be my fate throughout the holidays. I've been such a 'twosome' with my dearly departed hubby for so many years...there is really no other way to feel.... Read more

  • Lack of cravings. Is it possible?

    11/30/2019 5:14:45 PM, by CTUPTON

    Something has changed! For over 5 weeks now I have been able to stick to a food plan because my cravings are not killing me. Never before have I felt like this. I sure hope it lasts. chris... Read more

  • I think I did the 5% challenge backwards...

    11/30/2019 10:48:06 AM, by WINACHST

    I had a weight gain instead of maintaining. This final weigh - in and looking at my starting weight - this is my wake-up call. I need to really focus and make better choices with what I am choosing to eat - read here: more vegetables, vegetables and some more vegetables. I was attempting to cl... Read more

  • Science Saves Lives!

    11/30/2019 6:15:14 AM, by JSTETSER

    I'm sure that my life is much healthier because of science. I stopped smoking before 20 because science proved that smoking caused heart disease. I changed my diet because science proved that a low sugar and low carb diet is healthy for people who have Type 2 Diabetes. I drink 8 glasses of wat... Read more

  • Send a card to those in hospital for the holidays

    11/30/2019 5:31:21 AM, by WHITE-2
    -drive-2019/ "Participating is easy! You can make a card, buy a card or download and print one of our card templates below. Your card doesn’t need to be fancy. It just needs to come from you. What you write is up to you. S... Read more

  • Bah hum bug. Let’s go straight to resolutions

    11/29/2019 1:08:54 PM, by TRUEPEACENIK

    Make and start on resolutions (affirmations, what have you) now and miss the crowds in January! Instead of focusing on sales today, I’m focusing on 2020 savings goals. I get a couple cash tips a month. I’m dedicating them to building an emergency fund. As I acquire new clients this year, I... Read more

  • Setting Happier Traditions

    11/29/2019 5:29:34 AM, by JSTETSER

    I’ve started a new tradition this year. Thanksgiving dinner was spent with people who love me. Some were family, and some weren’t exactly family. We ate at my husband’s ex-in-laws home. The celebration was fun and enjoyable. I made sure to call all members of my family or send a text. ... Read more

  • I am Losing Weight Over the Holidays

    11/28/2019 8:30:08 PM, by KALISWALKER

    Since October I am on the alert to sway myself from bad habits (bad choices). I am not perfect so I take corrective action as needed. What helps - 1) Daily nutrition tracking 2) Weighing myself daily 3) PGX capsules 4) Breakfast smoothies 255 calories 5) LOTS of diet Jello 6) Ta... Read more

  • I'm On the Look-Out!

    11/28/2019 5:36:49 AM, by JSTETSER

    I don’t fully understand the angry, draining emotions around me, but I know that I need to be strong and resist them. I need to bring joy to my family, to my students, and to my mother. I need to first receive that joy before I can give it away. Here is my plan (actually, I copied this from m... Read more

  • A little work respite...what to do...what to do?

    11/27/2019 12:54:09 PM, by FLORIDASUN

    Good morning my dear sparklers! I'm off work for a few days for the Thanksgiving holiday and I'm happy to be off but I need to make a plan of what to do with my lonely self! It's hard when you have always had the love of your life to share vacation time with. What to do...what to do? I'm ... Read more

  • Procrastination is an emotion-regulation problem

    11/27/2019 6:06:53 AM, by WHITE-2

    "(....) here’s something that might come as a surprise: You don’t procrastinate because you’re lazy, weak, or because you “don’t have what it takes to succeed”. The problem is of a completely different nature—it’s all about emotional regulation. We procrastinate because we feel stress... Read more

  • My Exercise Adventure

    11/27/2019 5:35:01 AM, by JSTETSER

    Two weeks ago I joined a Yoga class at Bethel Farm here in Hillsboro. It's a lot of work, but worth it! I can do most of the exercises, but even when I can't do an exercise perfectly, I give it a try. Shantelle, the class leader, is helpful, but not pushy. I like that. I really like the roo... Read more

  • Thanksgiving Week

    11/26/2019 3:05:35 PM, by CANYON_GAL

    A stranger in the store recommended this brand of cornbread I finally made it a couple days ago. Next time I will be adding cream corn to the mix to add more corn flavor. I cooked sweet potatoes today for lunch. I have to work on Thanksgiving, so I see no reason to wait for swee... Read more

  • Turning up the Volume

    11/26/2019 5:23:31 AM, by JSTETSER

    My Mom started hospice. I've been watching the fire of my mother's life flicker and it's frightening, agonizing and painful.  Even more painful are the reactions of family members who have rejected me because Mom is now in hospice.  My brother and sister once loved me, but no longer are k... Read more

  • 77th Weekend Fasting Cycle

    11/25/2019 7:02:18 PM, by SKATER787

    The fast went fine. It lasted until Monday morning at 9:30. It's about 61 1/2 hours. I don't mind as long as it's at least 60 hours which is easy once I passed Sunday night, as I don't eat at night and I don't have time for breakfast until I get to work at 8 AM. So that makes it 60 hours to start wi... Read more

  • Staying off the Thin Ice!

    11/25/2019 5:18:45 AM, by JSTETSER

    Last night, we got a large dose of freezing rain. Our roads and sidewalks are covered with a thin sheet of ice. The town has sanded, but this is one day where the elliptical and the stationary bike come in very handy. It's much better to have sure footing in life and in walking. Don't take... Read more

  • Thich Nhat Hanh: At times we need to close our windows

    11/25/2019 3:52:39 AM, by WHITE-2

    I read a bit in the book 'Peace is every step' by Thich Nhat Hanh last night and it did me good. I intend to pick up this book more often. The book has very short chapters / columns. The one I read today is about 'closing our windows'. Thich Nhat Hanh talks about how one day when he'd gone for... Read more

  • no weight for a few days.... no exercise either. 4 beers

    11/24/2019 10:37:15 PM, by JOE14250

    A lot of nervous eating Prior to surgery Tuesday will be back on track with a shiny new hip to show off soon!... Read more

  • no weight for a few days.... no exercise either. 4 beers

    11/24/2019 10:36:55 PM, by JOE14250

    A lot of nervous eating Prior to surgery Tuesday will be back on track with a shiny new hip to show off soon!... Read more

  • Went to Chipotle for lunch...

    11/24/2019 3:04:38 PM, by SUSMANNIE

    ...and I was able to log in what I ate and saved it for future logging. It’s a good place to eat meatless. They have “sofrito” tofu burrito filling and beans, grains, and roasted onions and peppers. I am trying to analyze my habits and undo bad eating habits. Figure it out as I go and make adj... Read more

  • Sunday goals

    11/24/2019 10:29:59 AM, by ALOVEBEAM

    Today I plan on prepping salads for mon and Tuesday Also I want to ride my bike and stretch... Read more

  • Thanksgiving coming

    11/24/2019 10:28:47 AM, by ALOVEBEAM

    Monday and Tuesday I won't have a car to go the gym so I plan on walking 3miles. I still plan on prepping my meals for these two days but the rest of week will be hit or miss.... Read more

  • Finding and Using the Help

    11/24/2019 5:40:53 AM, by JSTETSER

    Yesterday I met with a hospice nurse. It's hard to face the fact that my mother is preparing to die. Even though she loves her children, she's ready to move on. Her work on Earth is coming to a close, and now I need to hold her hand as she experiences her "change of life". I want my mom to... Read more

  • Holiday Horrors

    11/23/2019 2:43:52 PM, by BYWAYOFTHEMUSE

    I've been struggling with staying on track with my diet and exercise routines the majority of this year. I keep going back and forth between feeling motivated and feeling depressed, I had some self control during Halloween, and Thanksgiving is right around the corner. I'd love to hear some tips you ... Read more

  • My Lowest Weight in 20 Years

    11/23/2019 12:05:50 PM, by KALISWALKER

    Today I am at my lowest weight in 20 years! I hit the 180s and today I am 189.4 pounds! Happy dance! I've accomplished something major this year! My interim goal was to get to the 180s before the end of the year! I have 38 more days this year to continue losing. My next major interim goal is ... Read more

  • Opportunity

    11/23/2019 5:46:22 AM, by JSTETSER

    "Opportunity looks a lot like hard work." Jim Rohn I'm thankful for the many opportunities that I've been given in my life. Currently, I have the opportunity to learn about hospice. I never wanted to learn these lessons, but it is my gift from God right now. I might as well embrace what I... Read more

  • Making it Through the Holidays & Doing More of What Makes Me Happy!

    11/22/2019 1:23:07 PM, by KALISWALKER

    2019 - Doing More of What Makes Me Happy! I found a lot of things I like more than eating and I've lost 30 pounds this last year. I am focused on losing more weight this fall, so I have a running start in the new year. I have been nutrition tracking all year - it's the magic in weight loss. Currentl... Read more

  • Committed to be Fit!

    11/22/2019 5:23:16 AM, by JSTETSER

    I am committed to my health. If I'm not healthy, I can't help my family or myself. This is a busy time in my life, but my commitment to fitness is still a part of the plan. 1. I walk every day. If the weather is bad outside, I walk inside. 2. I eat right and track my food. I give mysel... Read more

  • 2019 Thanksgiving Buffet Rules & Holiday Eating

    11/21/2019 8:01:29 PM, by KALISWALKER

    Buffets, parties, and holidays we seem to lose our minds and live like there is no tomorrow. Forgo the "last supper" mentality! Remember, like any other day, you will be faced with choices, so it's just another day. Thanksgiving is a single day in November, and Christmas/Hanukkah/Kwanzaa, etc. is a ... Read more

  • Easy meal ideas

    11/21/2019 11:36:38 AM, by ALOVEBEAM

    Oats with berries. Nuts Celery with pb or cheese Carrots..tomatoes in ranch Apple pb Nuts Seeds Yougurt parfait Smoothie Seaweed... Read more

  • Letting Bo & Letting Be

    11/21/2019 5:09:07 AM, by JSTETSER

    Mom has told us that she is ready to go. "I thought that I was dying last night;' she told us. My Dad (who passed 20 years ago) visits her at night and she will go with him one of these nights. It's her privilege and her life. Our family is starting hospice care on Saturday and making some hard ... Read more

  • Today workout

    11/20/2019 8:01:12 AM, by ALOVEBEAM

    30min elliptical 15min sauna... Read more

  • What can I eat today

    11/20/2019 7:51:17 AM, by ALOVEBEAM

    Trying to keep carbs under 30 Based on groceries I have Tea Blackseed Multivitami
    n First meal 12pm Oats berries hemp Yogurt walnuts Salmon..salad Smooth
    ie Last meal 8pm Soup... Read more

  • Making The Time

    11/20/2019 5:19:49 AM, by JSTETSER

    I am a very busy person. I bet you are too. I fill my day with friends, family, work, exercise, good food, and some fun. Now there are new demands on my time in regards to my Mom. I really don't have time to spare, but I will make the time. Time is a precious gift that is not to be wasted... Read more

  • Day 2

    11/19/2019 7:31:00 PM, by ALOVEBEAM

    Did not prep Ate Sandwich Nuts Seawe
    ed snacks 32oz water with lemon 2 friend chicken Mash potatoes Corn bread Sweet potatoes... Read more

  • Day 1 - failure

    11/19/2019 7:38:45 AM, by ALOVEBEAM

    I had a great plan but failed to prep my meals so I failed!!! Exercise car so I was too cold to walk... Read more

  • Trying Something New!

    11/19/2019 5:14:44 AM, by JSTETSER

    Yesterday I changed my normal exercise schedule and went to a yoga class. I am not much of a class person, choosing to exercise on my own and hike with my husband. The change was very good, and I really liked the group. With all that is going on in my life right now, I think that the yoga comm... Read more

  • Plant Seeds of Expectation

    11/18/2019 8:55:57 PM, by SPICY23

    Saw this suggestion as part of a bigger quote: "Plant Seeds of Expectation"... Huh. Uh, OK.... The implication is plant seeds of expectation for the results you want to create. I think most of us do that naturally the moment we conceive an idea and envision an outcome. I can also guess tha... Read more

  • 76th Weekend Fasting Cycle

    11/18/2019 8:19:29 PM, by SKATER787

    The fast went fine. It was about 63 hours. I'm looking forward to number 80th in a month.... Read more

  • Rumi on fear

    11/18/2019 5:38:37 PM, by WHITE-2

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  • Frozen Cauliflower Pizza

    11/18/2019 3:36:18 PM, by CANYON_GAL

    One of my neighbors that share my community kitchen. He reminded me that we have a long, 13-hour power outtage scheduled for tomorrow. So he wanted to eat the pizza before it happened. He works during graveyard shift and power will be out before he gets off work in the morning. A power... Read more

  • I'm with Martha!

    11/18/2019 5:25:52 AM, by JSTETSER

    I have joined a lot of different groups on SparkPeople over the years, but my successful times are when I'm with people who personally ask me. Martha from the Healthy Hearts SparkTeam asked me to join her Daily Exercise Challenge. This is the first thing that I check off when I go to Spark. I ... Read more

  • Meal prep - please share ideas

    11/17/2019 7:50:31 PM, by ALOVEBEAM

    Gym 45min cardio Spice detox tea Vitamins Meal 1 12pm Baked chicken thigh, sweet potato and broccoli Okra pepsin Meal 2 Omelet Eggs spinach Okra pepsin Meal 3 Taco salad Lettuce tomato red onion ground beef Oka pepsin Snacks Apple pb Boiled egg Yogurt with jelly Smoothie - 1 cup milk, protei... Read more

  • Choosing Joy

    11/17/2019 6:04:26 AM, by JSTETSER

    My mom no longer lives at home. It broke my heart to see her leave her big home. She shares a small room in a nursing home, and she has learned to love it! It was hard at first, but this is where she needs to be. She has lots of friends here! She is reconnecting with people that she has kno... Read more

  • A Sense of Purpose as I Near a Goal

    11/16/2019 4:27:47 PM, by KALISWALKER

    This week each day I wake with a sense of purpose, to make progress towards my interim goal the 180's. I am doing better staying in my calorie range, so my weigh-in this morning 190.6 pounds, thrilling so close! I am optimistic that I can lose .7 pounds in the last 2 weeks of the challenge. I am les... Read more

  • My Morning Blog

    11/16/2019 5:45:22 AM, by JSTETSER

    Every morning I sit down and write about the good, bad, beautiful and ugly parts of my life. I make the ending as possible as I can, and I find that this has helped me in my journey. I've gained a better understanding of what I'm going through from the many comments of my friends who respond. ... Read more

  • Do you have a favorite holiday movie? Here is a list to jog your memory...

    11/15/2019 6:45:55 PM, by CTUPTON
    -movies-list/ I like the Grinch movie. chris... Read more

  • Week Update & Untapped Tools

    11/15/2019 5:39:48 PM, by SPICY23

    Week Update: Sat - Nordic Trac, walk, prep for craft show Sun - Walk, housekeeping, prep for craft show Mon - Nordic Trac, creative projects, organize book shelf Tue - strength training, lunch walk, work on a puzzle, bonus stretching, Wed - lunch walk, reading, ate a frog @ work Thurs... Read more

  • Here I am

    11/15/2019 2:08:33 PM, by TWISTEDSTEELE

    I’m a great full soul it has been a good year onwards and upward... Read more

  • Decluttering Kitchen and Getting Ready for Sock Hop

    11/15/2019 1:43:27 PM, by KALISWALKER

    One of my Spark teammates let me know she has joined TOPS too. It's nice to get feedback and I wish her all the best. I've been Sparking for years and joining this group has given a little push to try harder. Last week I kept seeing on youtube about people losing their minds over Popeye's Chic... Read more

  • Food plan for today

    11/15/2019 8:29:46 AM, by ALOVEBEAM

    Detox tea and multivitamins First meal at 12 Vitamins Qunioa hamburger bowl Smoothie Apple pb Vitamins Dinner Last meal 8pm... Read more

  • Got in my workout

    11/15/2019 8:15:31 AM, by ALOVEBEAM

    I try to be out the gym at 830am but ran late so i did 30min cardio and 15min sauna... Read more

  • Getting Through The Holidays!

    11/15/2019 5:30:47 AM, by JSTETSER

    My short term goal is to get through the holidays with low blood sugar numbers. Here's my plan: 1. Eat a healthy meal (as usual) and stop when I'm not hungry. Go easy on the gravy. 2. Make lots of time for hikes. When it's too cold or icy outside, dance inside and use the treadmill. Don'... Read more

  • 217.0 Went to the oldsters group exercise 1 beer

    11/14/2019 10:00:21 PM, by JOE14250

    fit in with the oldsters for the first time felt like I belonged in that group, not just toying around for a visit. In other words I had trouble doing some of the movements. The part that really irritates me is that it is not just the right hip but the left shoulder too! I have had trouble with m... Read more

  • Weigh every day???

    11/14/2019 4:54:02 PM, by CTUPTON

    7. Keep track of your progress. Weighing in at least once a day and keeping track of food intake is essential for most NWCR members." NWCR National Weight Control Registry I have heard lately to weigh everyday. Is this new?... Read more

  • Its my fault im fat

    11/14/2019 7:34:41 AM, by ALOVEBEAM

    Why complain about something you fail to change!!... Read more

  • Team Jackie

    11/14/2019 5:39:14 AM, by JSTETSER

    Yesterday's featured article on Personal Health Teams got me thinking about me. I have a team, and perhaps I don't use it enough. In fact, now is my time to make a few changes to maximize my team. 1. My PCP. Dr. Perez is my go-to person for my medical perspective and medication. He has a n... Read more

  • 220.5 Not moving like I used to hip surgery is coming up soon. two beers.

    11/13/2019 8:18:01 PM, by JOE14250

    I do feel lethargic and not moving much, fatal for me. I am doing PT to strengthen the muscles I will need to recuperate..... Read more

  • Whoops...I may have bitten off more than I can chew with new merch!

    11/13/2019 7:38:36 PM, by FLORIDASUN

    213 Well...ever the optimist does have it's limitations sometimes doesn't it my friends? I have been SO focused on getting great new merchandise in our consignment gallery that I may have overstepped my space limitations...oopps! I got a BIG household of stuff in today and registered over ... Read more

  • More from EDR

    11/13/2019 12:23:08 PM, by CANYON_GAL

    Our new time schedule for meals in the employee dining room. I usually wake up during the breakfast times but hardly ever walk down there..its the same darn thing every day, and not all that great. These stuffed peppers were for dinner sometime last week. They were not made with the same... Read more

  • Renewal & Rainbows

    11/13/2019 5:18:23 AM, by JSTETSER

    Renewal starts in the mind and works out into the body. Yes, It is all about attitude and focus. Today, more than ever, my focus makes a big difference because of my big challenges. I could easily be the dark cloud in the room, or I can choose to be the rainbow in someone else's storm. ... Read more

  • Tuesday: November 12th at the EDR

    11/13/2019 2:56:25 AM, by CANYON_GAL

    About 11:38am and a sunny 81 degrees This was my lunch. There was some slim pickings for a gyro but I don't like them 24 Dinner: for some reason I got the crazy idea to put the chili over the pasta...before realizing it had a bit of a kick to it...I am not into spicy food. I sho... Read more

  • Yippee...ask and ye shall receive!

    11/12/2019 10:15:35 PM, by FLORIDASUN

    Hello, my friends! I've been fretting that the things I have on the floor of our little consignment gallery are too trendy. Yes...very cool and quirky...but that doesn't always transfer into sales. can imagine how happy and excited I am to have TWO lovely households coming in. To... Read more

  • Warming Up This Cold Morning!

    11/12/2019 5:27:47 AM, by JSTETSER

    Perhaps you have had mornings like mine... Today it's cold and rainy outside. My body wants to just sit on the couch, drink tea and vegetate under a warm blanket. Since I just had a rest day, I will get up and moving and I know that my body will thank me later. .I might keep my workout insi... Read more

  • All is well in Bobbi world tonight...happy face!!

    11/11/2019 8:54:21 PM, by FLORIDASUN

    Hello, dear friends of mine! Well...I faced my fears and discussed them with my grief counselor on the earlier blog I wrote this morning. She is a grief counselor but she has wise advise about most anything so I ran it by her that I had this 'whole house' estimate I was supposed to do tod... Read more

  • 75th Weekend Fasting Cycle

    11/11/2019 2:49:30 PM, by SKATER787

    The fast was fine. It lasted 64 hours. That's my target from now on. I took my blood pressure for the first time in ages and it was quite high. I thought I was fine but the silent killer surprises me. I will start with my herbal experimentation and will go see a doctor soon.... Read more

  • Just for safety's sake...

    11/11/2019 7:56:37 AM, by FLORIDASUN

    Hello, dear sparklers! I have my one on one grief counseling this morning and then I have a whole house estimate to do at 1:00 p.m. I think I mentioned that to you a few days ago. I was discussing this estimate with my girlfriend (the one who's ex-husband had her boyfriend that she was hav... Read more

  • Giving Thanks!

    11/11/2019 5:28:07 AM, by JSTETSER

    This November, I'm giving lots of thanks in three ways. First, my mom and I are making Thanksgiving Cards and giving them to friends. Inside the card, it says "I thank God for you! We also look at our friends in the eyes and say those words. People keep those cards that my mother colors fo... Read more

  • I Choose!

    11/10/2019 6:38:05 AM, by JSTETSER

    Today I choose what will help me most. I'm going for a hike today. I could sew or go to church, but I choose to move my body. Soon the weather will turn icy and very cold, and I will be inside. I need these days of outside exercise! I choose to eat low carb and low sugar. There are poor... Read more

  • Gluten-Free Shopping

    11/9/2019 10:00:09 PM, by CANYON_GAL

    My new roommate eats a mostly Gluten-Free diet, so it's got me the food, reasons people eat that way and how that way of eating can help different medical issues including some that effect me. I bought the blueberry-lemon bars. I have not tried them yet. I bought the... Read more

  • One day at a time, one foot in front of the other..projects

    11/9/2019 8:55:38 PM, by FLORIDASUN

    213 Hello my dear sparklers: It's been a minute since I last blogged. I always intend to sit down and sort our my feelings in a blog (which helps me immensely) and then the day is gone and I intend to blog the next day and poof it disappears also. I've gone to another dine out with the gri... Read more

  • Declutter

    11/9/2019 8:17:34 PM, by WINACHST

    5% challenge includes a declutter of the kitchen. Well, I have been slowly decluttering one room at a time. I did my bedroom last night and this morning when I woke up, I noticed that I slept better. Hmmmm, coincidence?... Read more

  • I thank God For Team Jackie!

    11/9/2019 5:39:23 AM, by JSTETSER

    We all need a team to help us, and I thank God for mine! I work very hard having helpful people around me. I help them and they help me when I need it! I would not be where I am if I had to go it alone! 1. I have friends who work with my Mom. They not only keep my lovely Mom doing well, bu... Read more

  • Week End Update

    11/8/2019 8:16:12 PM, by SPICY23

    Noble November - track 3 items per day that are keeping me on the path to my health goals (physical, mental, and spiritual): Mon - Nordic Trac, creative projects, help a friend, correspondence, work with good attitude Tue - Nordic Trac, lunch walk, work on a puzzle, Wed - Nordic Trac, lun... Read more

  • Weekend at BMR With Friends

    11/8/2019 1:24:04 PM, by KALISWALKER

    Weekend is almost here YAY! We are going to our place in WA this weekend and invited a couple of friends to join us. Last weekend we got groceries and planned some activities for this weekend. The weather will be in the 50's and rain is forecast for tomorrow. Here are some of the activities we can c... Read more

  • I Quit the Clean Plate Club!

    11/8/2019 5:36:31 AM, by JSTETSER

    I am thankful for always having more than enough food! Growing up, I believed what my parents said. Mama told me to always eat all my food on my plate, and I took that seriously. There were people who did not have enough food, and I should eat mine! I realize now that if I did not eat all my... Read more

  • Instapot corned beef (brisket) and cabbage!

    11/7/2019 6:38:24 PM, by CTUPTON

    My first time making this in the instapot. First cook the beef. Remove it and then cook the veggies in the liquid--in the instapot, too. It smells great! I removed the liquid from the beef and let the fat rise. I could slim it off before cooking the veggies. I will try to take a photo w... Read more

  • Lo and behold this neck pain yoga just popped on my computer!

    11/7/2019 6:10:58 PM, by CTUPTON

    BIG BROTHER is watching!
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  • Neck pain -muscle spasms

    11/7/2019 6:08:39 PM, by CTUPTON

    I have been seeing a chiropractor/physical therapist all summer. He cured mid back pain and upper back pain in 2 sessions. But the neck muscles, especially on one side, are not getting fixed. He says they spasm and have been building this problem for years. My hours on the computer don't help of cou... Read more