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  • My short term goal

    2/28/2020 2:48:39 PM, by DDDRIZA126

    My overall goal is 37 pounds.. I lost t13.5 so a little bit more than a third of the way there. I want to weigh what I weighed in high school. I am now the weight I weighed when I married my husband 10 years ago and before heavy steroid treatments. I set short term goals. I wanted to weigh 165 i... Read more

  • Happy Friday

    2/28/2020 8:50:02 AM, by 4CONNIESHEALTH

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  • Online grocery shopping for pickup...game changer!

    2/28/2020 7:17:05 AM, by FAITHANNNB

    I have a friend at work who has been using the online grocery service for the past year. She has talked about how convenient it is, how the personal shoppers do an excellent job of picking produce and items with well-into-future best before dates, etc. I finally tried it last week because I knew I w... Read more

  • it's thursday

    2/27/2020 12:25:21 PM, by MOMMY445

    a mostly windy day here today. it is cold and it has snowed a fair amount here. my daughter says hi to everyone. both budgie birds say cheep, cheep! it is a take it easy day for me today. have a terrific day, everyone!... Read more

  • Happiness

    2/27/2020 8:32:44 AM, by 4CONNIESHEALTH

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  • Almost 4 weeks

    2/27/2020 2:44:22 AM, by DDDRIZA126

    Honestly, I usually give up or find myself cheating on my diet. I haven't cheated but have made a few bad choices. But overall, there is still more good than bad with my plan. I've had more good days than bad and will continue with my plan. I'm down almost 13 pounds.... Read more

  • it's wednesday

    2/26/2020 12:07:11 PM, by MOMMY445

    it is snowing steadily here today and that is okay with me and my daughter. i will get in a jillian michaels and a leslie sansone dvd later on today. both budgies say cheep, cheep! have a terrific day, everyone!... Read more

  • Happiness

    2/26/2020 8:37:02 AM, by 4CONNIESHEALTH

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  • LCIS diagnosis

    2/25/2020 6:16:42 PM, by ANNIEONLI

    So yesterday I met with the surgeon for my excisional biopsy diagnosis...which was LCIS or lobular carcinoma in-situ...which is not cancer even though carcinoma is in the name (makes total sense right?) 101 What this means is that I am high risk for breast cancer (still)...and it’s official t... Read more

  • it's tuesday

    2/25/2020 1:27:14 PM, by MOMMY445

    a mild day here today. in the morning, it rained a bit and snowed a bit. now it is just cloudy outside. my daughter says hi. both budgie birds say cheep, cheep! i am heading for a long walk after lunch. have a terrific day, everyone!... Read more

  • Happiness

    2/25/2020 8:45:37 AM, by 4CONNIESHEALTH

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  • Happiness

    2/24/2020 8:47:46 AM, by 4CONNIESHEALTH

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  • Happiness

    2/23/2020 10:16:49 AM, by 4CONNIESHEALTH

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  • Wanting to go back to old ways

    2/22/2020 4:28:03 PM, by DDDRIZA126

    Funeral today. Not my normal food selection. I thought I did better now than the pass. But I still have to get better at the choices I make. Yesterday at an auction with free food.. I tried something unique and I knew was wrong but really wanted to try it. Perhaps a calculated mistake. But I ... Read more

  • Happiness

    2/22/2020 9:48:28 AM, by 4CONNIESHEALTH

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  • Happiness

    2/21/2020 8:40:10 AM, by 4CONNIESHEALTH

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  • it's thursday

    2/20/2020 1:49:41 PM, by MOMMY445

    another cool and windy day today. i got some much needed grocery shopping done this morning. now i am taking it easy and enjoying the day. both budgie birds say cheep, cheep! have a terrific day, everyone!... Read more

  • Getting there

    2/20/2020 8:43:08 AM, by FIRE27

    10 lbs in 2 weeks. BG to 122 today and BP 132/88. Pretty good I'd say. Getting easier to workout. I still need to do more than walking. Up at 4:30 on the treadmill. Foods are good, noting diet-related just good proteins, veg, no starch. Did find the plant-based noodles interesting, Made lomein la... Read more

  • Happiness

    2/20/2020 8:41:05 AM, by 4CONNIESHEALTH

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  • Long weekend... a distant memory...

    2/20/2020 7:39:37 AM, by FAITHANNNB

    We had a lovely family day weekend! My family drove to Boston for the weekend and enjoyed a little shopping and break from our normal routine. Work has been so busy since I got back, it's hard to believe I just had 4 days off. Isn't that always the way? I hopped on the hotel treadmill and got s... Read more

  • it's wednesday

    2/19/2020 4:39:19 PM, by MOMMY445

    a cool and somewhat windy day here today. my daughter says hi. both budgie birds say cheep, cheep! after supper, i will be going for a long walk. have a wonderful day, everyone!... Read more

  • Happiness

    2/19/2020 8:41:22 AM, by 4CONNIESHEALTH

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  • it's tuesday

    2/18/2020 1:44:18 PM, by MOMMY445

    it is a mild and slightly windy day here today. my daughter says hi to everyone. the weekend was good. i am looking forward to the rest of the week. both budgie birds say cheep, cheep! have a terrific day, everyone!... Read more

  • Back at it again

    2/18/2020 11:14:22 AM, by FIRE27

    Did my FD physical and not bad but not great. Sugars high again so the doc wanted me to go on more HP meds (already take 2) and diabetes meds. So now officially a diabetic. Bound and determined to reverse this issue. 2 weeks ago I started on a new journey. Lose the weight an drop the sugar levels. ... Read more

  • Happiness

    2/18/2020 8:45:42 AM, by 4CONNIESHEALTH

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  • Traveling

    2/17/2020 12:40:50 PM, by DDDRIZA126

    My biggest problem is traveling and sticking to my routine. We traveled about 10 weeks last year and I lost my focus and I give up. About 5 weeks for his work.. and the rest was sorta vacation. I try to avoid hotels and go places with kitchens. Still hard.. I prepack food but still struggle. It... Read more

  • Happiness

    2/17/2020 8:55:38 AM, by 4CONNIESHEALTH

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  • Today's motivation

    2/16/2020 10:27:06 AM, by 4CONNIESHEALTH

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  • I feel strong

    2/15/2020 4:02:14 PM, by DDDRIZA126

    I don't feel hungry.. I don't feel tempted. I feel great. I look forward to being my idea weight and keeping it off..... Read more

  • Today's motivation

    2/15/2020 9:56:37 AM, by 4CONNIESHEALTH

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  • Sticking to limits

    2/15/2020 8:21:50 AM, by ANNIEONLI

    Last night the hubby and I met our best friends for a Valentine’s Day dinner. The last 2 months has been crazy for all of us...they got hit with the flu...and we’ve had my fun going on. I will admit this: my bff and I normally have been known to polish off two bottles of wine, depending on th... Read more

  • Today's motivation

    2/14/2020 8:49:55 AM, by 4CONNIESHEALTH

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  • it's thursday

    2/13/2020 10:27:41 AM, by MOMMY445

    i'll be heading to the gym after lunch today. i also will be active throughout my day. it is snowing and mild here. tomorrow it is going to be very cold outside. my daughter and i are prepared for today and tomorrow. both budgie birds say cheep, cheep! have a terrific day, everyone!... Read more

  • Today is Thursday... but it's MY Friday this week!

    2/13/2020 9:13:31 AM, by FAITHANNNB

    I'm going to take an extra day off for Family Day weekend and enjoy a 4-day weekend! Yesterday I had lunch with a woman I have been friends with for close to 25 years. I hadn't seen her for quite some time and we connected again last fall and have been meeting for a monthly lunch since then. S... Read more

  • Today's motivation

    2/13/2020 8:36:18 AM, by 4CONNIESHEALTH

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  • it's wednesday

    2/12/2020 4:12:36 PM, by MOMMY445

    a somewhat cool day here today. my daughter says hi. both budgie birds say cheep, cheep! tomorrow i am heading off to the gym for the first time this week. i am looking forward to it. have a terrific day, everyone!... Read more

  • Today's motivation

    2/12/2020 8:46:40 AM, by 4CONNIESHEALTH

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  • New Spark Team - rebranding Cooking Light Team

    2/11/2020 1:42:17 PM, by AMSHARK

    I am currently one of the leaders of a spark team for fans of Cooking Light Magazine. Attendance on the team page dwindled over the years, and the magazine itself has now gone out of print. I thought I'd keep the page to discuss old recipes, but there really isn't much to say. I was thinking ... Read more

  • Today's motivation

    2/11/2020 8:36:34 AM, by 4CONNIESHEALTH

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  • it's monday

    2/10/2020 2:11:03 PM, by MOMMY445

    a new week is now underway. my daughter says hi to everyone. both budgie birds say cheep, cheep! I will be heading out for a long walk later on, after dinner. have a terrific day, everyone!... Read more

  • Still Learning, Always Learning

    2/10/2020 11:48:04 AM, by FEARTOLOVE77

    I wish I could confidently say I've finally got it all figured out -- this whole life thing, health, career, relationships. But, no. That would be false, a case of smoke and mirrors being set up and reflected all around. The reality bounces haphazardly. However, what I can say is that I'm st... Read more

  • Healthy Workplace

    2/10/2020 11:46:12 AM, by AMSHARK

    I really do work for a good organization - especially when it comes to encouraging healthy habits for its employees. For years we've had a small conference room with "tread desks" - treadmills that allow you to walk at a slow pace while working on your laptop. (You can't go more than 2 mph, but ho... Read more

  • Today's motivation

    2/10/2020 9:10:20 AM, by 4CONNIESHEALTH

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  • Recap of the week...

    2/9/2020 3:22:05 PM, by FAITHANNNB

    I hit my fitness goals for the week: 40-50 minutes of cardio every day (a couple of days are easier treadmill days, while the rest have tougher intervals) 3 kettlebell sessions On days without the kettlebell, I added modified plank Managed to keep snacking under control and we did not eat... Read more

  • Today's motivation

    2/9/2020 9:42:54 AM, by 4CONNIESHEALTH

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  • It is about the journey not the destination

    2/9/2020 4:37:23 AM, by STEPHLOKI

    As I was updating our company facebook and talking about career and leadership I thought this is fitting also for the weight loss journey we are all on. It is not about reaching a goal and being done with it. It is about the journey, the things we learn along the way, the people we meet a... Read more

  • it's saturday

    2/8/2020 1:59:42 PM, by MOMMY445

    a cool and sunny day here today. my daughter says hi to all. both budgies say cheep, cheep! have an amazing day, everyone!... Read more

  • Today's motivation

    2/8/2020 10:20:29 AM, by 4CONNIESHEALTH

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  • Antsy

    2/8/2020 10:07:49 AM, by ANNIEONLI

    I am sooooooooo antsy!!! One thing I am not good at is resting, but I do it as best as I can. Now that I’m feeling 90% myself, I want to get moving...but alas, I really should not and bide my time and rest some more. I have to vent it or I will go nuts! Because on top of it all, I am starting ... Read more

  • Today's motivation

    2/7/2020 8:53:50 AM, by 4CONNIESHEALTH

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  • it's thursday

    2/6/2020 1:32:06 PM, by MOMMY445

    a snowy day here today. my daughter says hi to everyone. both budgie birds say cheep ,cheep! have a terrific day, everyone!... Read more

  • Today's motivation

    2/6/2020 8:44:45 AM, by 4CONNIESHEALTH

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  • Fitness Goal as a Motivator

    2/5/2020 8:52:52 PM, by DARIARN

    Homework today is to have a fitness goal as a motivator to keep at exercising. hmmmm. I guess I would like to easily walk 20 minutes on treadmill, 20 minutes on rower, do the 15 minute cybex routine, then swim for 20 minutes. Easily(not dragging myself like I am now). I would say in a month from ... Read more

  • Surgery day is done!! Woohoo!

    2/5/2020 5:02:47 PM, by ANNIEONLI

    Well today was the big day: the excisional biopsy surgery to remove those pesky cell in my boob...and it all couldn’t have gone better! I mean, c’mon, I’m here typing now...partially to update you all, and partially to distract and help me “rest”...which I obviously have trouble doing! LoL When... Read more

  • it's wednesday

    2/5/2020 12:33:19 PM, by MOMMY445

    a sunny and cool day here today. my daughter is now in the school band and she is so happy! she loves to play and learn music. both budgie birds say cheep, cheep! have a wonderful day, everyone!... Read more

  • Today's motivation

    2/5/2020 9:40:52 AM, by 4CONNIESHEALTH

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  • No more excuses

    2/4/2020 9:56:35 AM, by MCHAN0514

    I always have an excuse: Too tired Don’t have a plan Need to make lunches Not feeling well Don’t want to be a January starter Etc. So I spent one morning looking up a beginner dumbbell fitness plan. I wrote it out and put all the dates for the 8week program. I have set my intention and I have put... Read more

  • Today's motivation

    2/4/2020 8:45:46 AM, by 4CONNIESHEALTH

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  • Today's motivation

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  • 2/3/2020

    2/3/2020 8:00:16 AM, by CARROLLKR

    Exercise: Earn the 500 minute exercise trophy this month. Nope, pretty close Mange my food: Sort of Do some food prep for lunches and breakfast: Nope Work on wedding centerpieces: Nope Secure a wedding photographer: Almost done Cut back on my caloric drinks: Nope Review some questions... Read more

  • Today's motivation

    2/2/2020 3:03:55 PM, by 4CONNIESHEALTH

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  • it's sunday

    2/2/2020 2:05:11 PM, by MOMMY445

    a mild and snowy day here today. my daughter says hi to everyone. both budgie birds say cheep, cheep! i picked up a few new salads to try this week when i went grocery shopping a while ago. i will do an exercise dvd later on, after dinner. have an amazing day, everyone!... Read more

  • it's saturday

    2/1/2020 2:21:55 PM, by MOMMY445

    a day to take it easy here today. my daughter says hi and she likes her new teachers. both budgie birds say cheep, cheep! Have a terrific day, everyone and a great weekend!... Read more

  • My new favorite things :)

    2/1/2020 12:29:56 PM, by ANNIEONLI

    January was a very busy month of changing things up a bit...taking things out and bringing things in...all for the greater good of reducing my risk for breast cancer. I’d say that’s a pretty darn motivating reason! February will start with removing some pesky cells that would definitely increase m... Read more

  • Today's motivation

    1/31/2020 9:05:04 AM, by 4CONNIESHEALTH

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  • 1/31/20

    1/31/2020 8:47:34 AM, by CARROLLKR

    Exercise of some sort - Yes Fri, Sat and Sunday Listen to my audible book - Yes Friday Manage my food. - yes Friday Get in some more veggies - .yes sat and sun Discuss wedding plans with my daughter. Because OMG it's coming up fast. - yes Keep my stress level low tonight - yes Reveal ... Read more

  • it's thursday

    1/30/2020 2:42:12 PM, by MOMMY445

    i got caught up on some housework today. now i am just relaxing. my daughter says hi. both budgie birds say cheep, cheep! have a terrific day, everyone!... Read more

  • How To Get Yourself To Take Action

    1/30/2020 10:39:27 AM, by FEARTOLOVE77

    I've always wondered why I'm such a dreamer who takes first steps but not second ones. Why do I come up with creative ideas but take no action? Why do I come up with the plan, begin it, but usually stay in the shallow waters of the goal? In other words, why don't I do what I really want to do? ... Read more

  • 1/30/20

    1/30/2020 8:48:00 AM, by CARROLLKR

    Exercise of some sort - Yes 10 on elliptical, 10 walking and talking Listen to my audible book - Yes Manage my food. - Until dinner time. Then still made better decision than I normally would have Get in some more veggies - Yes, salsa, onions, applesauce. Discuss wedding plans with my da... Read more

  • Today's motivation

    1/30/2020 8:40:58 AM, by 4CONNIESHEALTH

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