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  • a new week

    7/4/2020 11:41:56 PM, by USMAWIFE

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  • Saturday:

    7/4/2020 11:03:48 PM, by JOANN25

    I am staying off of all my challenges right now but wanted to let my friends know that I am still keeping up with my steps. I made 7,000 plus today without any extra work other than what I did around the house. I miss my challenges so will eventually pick a couple that helps me do better. ... Read more

  • One Week Weigh-In Results

    7/4/2020 11:50:25 AM, by GIVENTHANKS

    This morning was my one week weigh-in. I lost 4.2 lbs. I was hoping for more, but I will take it! I did not cheat and I ate only healthy foods. I tracked everything that I ate and started exercising some in the last 4 days. I am going from a completely sedentary life, so I am gradually working up in... Read more

  • 4th of July

    7/4/2020 10:44:03 AM, by TZAPP22

    Good morning friends. Happy 4th of July...while I know it is not the holiday many of us envisioned, this year is especially poignant, so it is important that we focus on the right things....for me it is peace of mind and understanding what freedom truly means for everyone. Yesterday I awoke to ... 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

  • today

    7/3/2020 10:11:33 PM, by USMAWIFE

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  • I'm giving myself permission

    7/3/2020 8:32:15 PM, by DONDAIN

    I'm giving myself permission to take the night off. I am tired and have limited time tonight. I am keeping track of what I have eaten and I will log it tomorrow.... 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

  • Escape

    7/3/2020 11:20:55 AM, by TZAPP22

    Greetings from the mountain...so my 2 hours of what I expected to be quiet clean up turned into 3 of request filled frenzy...but nonetheless we got on the road close to our target departure goal. Stopped at our son's to get some last minute #ryderlove to hold us over a few days. Day by day he is... Read more

  • On the Path Again!

    7/3/2020 10:40:13 AM, by GIVENTHANKS

    On June 27th, I got back on the path to wanting to lose weight and get healthy. My top weight was 334. I lost 70 lbs on SP before, but then I broke my back and gained most of it back. I got back on SP again recently and lost some weight so I was at 299.6 but SP does not count the tenths, so they sho... Read more

  • Be Kind To Yourself!

    7/3/2020 5:55:19 AM, by JSTETSER

    Dear Friend, You are beautiful, special and important. God made you to be just the person that you are. Be kind to yourself. Cut yourself the same slack that you show to others. Know that we are cheering for you to do well today, this week, this month, this year and throughout life. You a... Read more

  • Wow. I'm within range well almost

    7/2/2020 10:06:43 PM, by DONDAIN

    Wow, I am within range of my food for today with one exception. I have not had enough protein for today. That surprises me, especially with what I have had. I'm glad that I actually logged my food. It gave me a pleasant surprise and made it less scary about logging. I know that right now I am more i... Read more

  • I figured out what I can do

    7/2/2020 8:11:28 PM, by DONDAIN

    Yesterday I was thinking about what I can do that I can do for a whole week. A small thing to give me a boost of self esteem for actually sticking with something for a week. I always seem to give up when it gets hard or I forget a day. Well, I figured it out. The change I am going to make is to begi... Read more

  • So Close... Very Close

    7/2/2020 6:37:00 PM, by KALISWALKER

    So exciting! 2.9 pounds away from the 160's! It's true moderation, measuring my food, portion control, nutrition tracking and weight loss go together! All diets come down to the same thing a calorie deficit. When I wanted to hit the 170's I went hard for a few days chugging Slimfast and bam did it M... Read more

  • Do it anyway

    7/2/2020 6:29:42 PM, by COACHMILLICAN

    I miss journaling. Trouble is, for the longest time, I've not been doing very good self-care. Part of self-care is putting things away. But I'm not very good at that So, the result is stacks and stacks of papers that need to be filed or somehow organized. I used to put my writing journal... Read more

  • My june knitting projects

    7/2/2020 11:27:49 AM, by USMAWIFE

    My June knitting projectsl There are the completed ones. I also have two of needles which i pick up between test knitting projects http://www.ravelry.com/pattern
    s/library/simple-gifts-3 Test knit ..pattern not released yet PAttern name is the Forgiveness Shawl. I did it... 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

  • Warning danger around the bend

    7/2/2020 7:34:28 AM, by TZAPP22

    Good morning, Had another great day of physical activity, 4 miles of a jog/walk/run.. I had only intended on a 3 mile walk and decent food choices. Attended 2 zoom meetings, one in Maine, one in Wyoming, but my phone started doing some wonky things during Wyoming and a google assistant app kep... Read more

  • Yes, I CAN!

    7/2/2020 5:22:05 AM, by JSTETSER

    Maybe you can understand what happened to me yesterday. I was working with friends on making masks. We social distanced, and all went well. At lunch, I usually have lots of salad and a small amount of pizza, but that didn't happen. without thinking, I ate 3 pieces of the pizza. My blood suga... Read more

  • 2020

    7/2/2020 3:32:58 AM, by USMAWIFE

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  • Grateful and starting anew

    7/1/2020 11:42:30 AM, by DONDAIN

    I am grateful for the ability to start anew. I am grateful for my good night sleep last night. I am grateful for my husband who gave me the opportunity to sleep a little later this morning. I am grateful for my animals, 3 dogs and 2 cats, which give me such joy and love. I am grateful that I have a ... Read more

  • 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

  • Mission accomplished

    7/1/2020 7:56:07 AM, by TZAPP22

    Good morning.. So I accomplished my physical activity goal yesterday and broke the mark I needed for another month of qualifying towards platinum. I usually don't get caught up in these things, but this dang myzone has been the bane of my existence since I started using it.. it seriously does not c... Read more

  • A Very Small Get-Away

    7/1/2020 5:27:26 AM, by JSTETSER

    I should be in my happy place-Acadia National Park watching the sun rise over the ocean. Instead, I'm in my living room on my computer. Our reservations were cancelled because of the pandemic. I've come to terms with it. My living room is much better than a hospital waiting room or an ICU roo... Read more

  • 6 months down. six more to go

    6/30/2020 9:31:59 PM, by USMAWIFE

    Hard to believe that with everything we are going on that time has seemed to race forward... Read more

  • Hip hip hooray

    6/30/2020 7:34:21 AM, by TZAPP22

    Good morning friends.. spent a glorious few hours DTS yesterday.. Got there a little before 8, bought a day pass on line. Grabbed a spot and very quickly it began to fill up. Beach officially opened at 9am so shortly thereafter I stood in the line with my app to get my actual bracelets.. I watched... 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

  • First Things First!

    6/30/2020 5:18:31 AM, by JSTETSER

    I have carved out 45 minutes a day just for me. I get up at 5 almost every morning, organize my day with prayer, Bible reading, SparkPeople and exercise. I put first things first! My days have direction. I always write down my "Daily Big 3" along with my other tasks. I find a mental focus... Read more

  • thought for today 6/29

    6/30/2020 3:24:00 AM, by USMAWIFE

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  • 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

  • Beautiful

    6/29/2020 8:45:16 AM, by TZAPP22

    Good morning friends...coming to you live from the Jersey shore...my favorite time of day is early morning before the crowds show up...feeling truly magnificent at the moment. Woke up and had some thoughts I had planned on sharing once I got here but then we stopped at Wawa and the woman behind ... Read more

  • Walking and Meditation

    6/29/2020 5:28:08 AM, by JSTETSER

    Yesterday I hiked near my home. I love to hike, and find that meditation fits well with the gentle, constant movement of my hike. I learned the following through a recent FitBit article. My hikes are more interesting and also calming when I add the moving meditation. Focus on your feet.... Read more

  • Success with Exercise, Diet, Triggers

    6/28/2020 4:16:51 PM, by KALISWALKER

    How can I lose weight and keep it off? 8 week 5% Challenge! I am doing a review of my plan. 2 - Exercise Plan In preparation for the Summer 5% Challenge I started a daily exercise program in May. Each day at 11 AM I do a videochat & YouTube exercise with 6 other people, each from our own ... Read more

  • simple formula for living

    6/28/2020 3:10:27 PM, by USMAWIFE

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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

  • I drank all the water

    6/28/2020 7:47:00 AM, by TZAPP22

    Good morning friends. Yesterday's awecome #cko workout was pretty much all the exercise I got, I put the tv on early and was sucked into a Rookie Blue marathon. It was grey most of the day, but it only rained a short while, we did not get the torrential storms that were predicted for the day. ... Read more

  • Piecing It All Together

    6/28/2020 5:25:39 AM, by JSTETSER

    I wrote a book, and am currently learning how to get it published. This is the story of me, an adult daughter, and my mother gaining a bond through sewing, crafting and quilting . My mother taught me how to sew as a child, bit it was not until I was in my 30’s that I learned to love sewing. ... Read more

  • reminder

    6/27/2020 11:03:20 PM, by USMAWIFE

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  • 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

  • A bunch of little moments and random thoughts...

    6/27/2020 10:17:48 AM, by TZAPP22

    Good morning.. I'm sitting here sipping my coffee, looking out the window at overcast clouds thinking I'm so very glad I signed up for the 8am outside kickboxing class and not the 930 one, yet they seem to have skated by under the wire too.. . Got in a great workout, haven't kick boxed since... Read more

  • Changing My Commitment

    6/27/2020 5:22:51 AM, by JSTETSER

    Besides being a teacher, wife, mom, grandma, and daughter, I am a mask maker. I thought that this would be a small project, lasting a few months, and I’m finding that it is the job with no end in sight. I told myself and God ; β€œWhen I run out of elastic and fabric, I’m finished. I have been gi... Read more

  • Friday

    6/26/2020 11:47:18 PM, by USMAWIFE

    enjoying another evening with cool temps and slight breezes... 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

  • What almost wasn't

    6/26/2020 7:23:40 AM, by TZAPP22

    Good morning friends. Yesterday was another glorious weather day. I hate to keep saying that for fear I jinx it! Especially since last week the weatherman told us a completely different story.. Put in my two hours of work, then hopped on the computer to search for sales for sheets for my... Read more

  • Working Together

    6/26/2020 5:31:14 AM, by JSTETSER

    Sometimes I have to give up part of my plan to "get 'er done". I have found that I have to alter my plans to fit in with the plans of others in order to reach our goals. Never stick so tightly to your plan that you have to go it alone. Find people with the same basic goals, and go with them. ... Read more

  • thought for today 6/25

    6/25/2020 11:01:23 PM, by USMAWIFE

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  • Adjusting the view

    6/25/2020 8:23:02 AM, by TZAPP22

    Good morning friends.. Having so much extra time on my hands, has provided too much free time to peruse social media. I used to get up in the morning, pray, workout, blog, read a handful of posts from the different medium, comment and move on.. then I would hop on again, some point later to check o... Read more

  • Busy Days

    6/25/2020 5:13:46 AM, by JSTETSER

    I love finding ways to help people in their lives. Yesterday I had the Hillsboro Mask Makers over, and we worked for over 2 hours on masks for our town. With the help of 2 sergers, 2 sewing machines and an iron, we put together over 40 masks, with another 100 for us to finish at home. spending ... Read more

  • reorganzing

    6/25/2020 4:35:01 AM, by USMAWIFE

    the last few days have been interesting. Now I am in replanning mode.... 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

  • And nothing else matters...

    6/24/2020 8:00:39 AM, by TZAPP22

    Morning friends.. woke up yesterday to another gorgeous day DTS. Hubby and I ordered breakfast for everyone and we sat outside and feasted from a local deli. I ordered the veggie wrap, it was egg whites, spinach, mushroom, onions, peppers and some feta cheese. I had 2 pieces of bacon and a little... Read more

  • My Health and The Heat Wave

    6/24/2020 5:25:48 AM, by JSTETSER

    It's been over 90 here in Hillsboro, NH for 5 days now. I have shortened my 90 minute walk considerably. Walking has been a key method for me to keep my diagnosis of Type 2 Diabetes under control. As the temperatures have risen, so has my glucose readings. Today is the day that I make a bigg... Read more

  • TUESDAY ..

    6/23/2020 10:50:56 PM, by JOANN25

    I pushed myself this evening and made 6096 steps. I did a lot of sitting but in the intervals, I was up walking to make my 250 steps for each hour. When I missed, I made up the time. When watching TV, I watch the programs and then when commercials come on I walk. Don't worry I listen as well. ... 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

  • Sun, sea and self care...

    6/23/2020 9:48:56 AM, by TZAPP22

    Woke up to glorious weather, had some coffee, packed up the truck and headed DTS... We arrived at the awesome house my sister rented right across from the beach. Great place with a backyard view of a lake. Went for a two mile run with my sister and niece then had some breakfast, fat free yogu... Read more

  • The Power Of Positive Writing

    6/23/2020 5:34:38 AM, by JSTETSER

    Writing is my therapy, my daily pep talk and my activities log. It keeps me on track, and focused on my goals. Writing helps me to communicate with my family and my world. First, i share my writing with my SparkFriends. You are so supportive and understanding, Sometimes I share my sewing ... Read more

  • Telemarketers

    6/23/2020 4:04:51 AM, by USMAWIFE

    Today , once again I got once of those annoying telemarketing calls where the spammer has taken over the name of a real business. What I have been doing recently, is asking the person the name of the person they are trying to contact , as most of the time, it is the person .who is using our pho... 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

  • First father's day

    6/22/2020 1:32:55 PM, by TZAPP22

    Yesterday was my son's first father's day...he spent it with his in laws since we celebrated the say before. Hubby went on his annual fishing trip so I had several hours alone. Walked 5 miles, made myself and eggplant, tomato and fresh mozzarella stack. Floated in the pool for hours. Had some gr... Read more

  • Again! ...again, again...

    6/22/2020 11:49:30 AM, by IGOGIRL

    Well, since I am starting yet again that means I haven't given up! After wondering aimlessly through trying to eat right and exercise, I am starting yet again to track. I am also working on lengthening my streak of 10+K step days. So far, my longest stretch is 11 days.... Read more

  • Cleaning House!

    6/22/2020 5:25:54 AM, by JSTETSER

    Yesterday was the perfect house cleaning storm. 1. It was too hot outside for a good hike. 2. For the first time in over 5 months, we have someone coming to stay with us. 3. There were ants in the bathroom. I went on a caffeine-induced cleaning spree! I always marvel at how dirty ... Read more

  • SUNDAY BEGINS MY WEEK

    6/21/2020 11:29:26 PM, by JOANN25

    I started out this morning at my church. FUN ... they cut me to one verse to each song (because of the virus). The funny part was the two songs I had chosen was only two lines, never thinking of being cut. We did our part toward finishing the service quickly. I won't make that mistake again. ... Read more

  • Remember this

    6/21/2020 5:59:49 PM, by USMAWIFE

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  • 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

  • I'll see it when I believe it

    6/21/2020 8:09:50 AM, by TZAPP22

    Good morning friends.. woke up yesterday and had just enough time to spend some quiet reflection in my bible app before heading to a monster outdoor #cko workout.. Came home and got ready for our pre-father's day gathering at the compound, my son's first. Ryder was his usual charming self. ... Read more

  • My Garden

    6/21/2020 5:13:45 AM, by JSTETSER

    My little patch of dirt and the potted plants on my deck are a source of health and joy. There’s nothing like fresh veggies! Having a garden close to the kitchen makes a big difference for me. Often I start my meal, pick a few fresh vegetables and herbs, and add them right into what I’m cookin... Read more

  • SATURDAY .. A DAY TO RELAX

    6/21/2020 12:01:42 AM, by JOANN25

    I have been busy most of the day with little breaks here and there. I have swept, mopped, did laundry, washed and put up dishes. I still have a load of laundry to fold. Will do that before I go to bed. Although, I still worry (the human side of me), I'm trying to change my negative into ... Read more

  • being sized up

    6/20/2020 10:38:04 PM, by USMAWIFE

    A woman had a pet snake that she loved very much. The snake was about 7 ft long and one day it just stopped eating. After several weeks of trying everything the lady still couldn't get the snake to eat. The woman took the snake to the vet and explained her situation. The vet replies "I see... has yo... 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

  • Time is On My Side

    6/20/2020 5:55:08 AM, by JSTETSER

    First things need to be first for time to be on my side. That is why first- I exercise, I pray and meditate I choose healthy foods I call my children. I reach out and love a friend. Hear Mother Theresa's words today; "Yesterday is gone. Tomorrow has not yet come. We have only today. ... Read more

  • you can not change history

    6/19/2020 11:38:19 PM, by USMAWIFE

    In the recent weeks with all the violence, things have changed so much. People are getting "socially aware" of some things In my thought.. Granted that these statues are for a part of history many want to forget, no matter what you do.. YOU CAN NOT CHANGE HISTORY. Seems like they a... Read more

  • Look At Me Now

    6/19/2020 5:26:06 PM, by GAL2202

    I have maintained my weight for a while now, and it feels great. I feel better about myself.... 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

  • Getting my laser focus back

    6/19/2020 12:44:00 PM, by TZAPP22

    Good morning friends.. It is FRIDAY.. remember when that used to mean something.. πŸ€£πŸ˜‚πŸ˜… to be fair, I guess it still does to many people who are working and have worked non-stop through this ordeal. Woke up yesterday to grey cloudy skies and yucky weather forecast, but I was able to squeeze i... Read more

  • Fresh Strawberries

    6/19/2020 6:01:54 AM, by JSTETSER

    This is one of my guilty pleasures. Strawberries taste so good, and remind me of my childhood. I only eat them when fresh, and enjoy every bite. I find that when I allow myself the freedom to enjoy the food that I love, I don't crave it. Here are the nutritional facts. Calories: 53.... Read more

  • classes you can take on your couch

    6/18/2020 3:28:01 PM, by USMAWIFE

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  • 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

  • Target identified, commence activities

    6/18/2020 9:42:36 AM, by TZAPP22

    Hello friends.. Woke up and was very focused on my goal.. Yesterday, I realized it was exactly 5 weeks until I turn 55 and I want to be my best self health-wise, so I turned up the heat and focus and began an unofficial countdown. I had already reset my mind on Sunday #wwfreshstart and began to ma... Read more

  • Fighting Insurance Denial

    6/18/2020 5:31:08 AM, by JSTETSER

    I am concerned about my insurance company’s interference with my medication for HBP. I was prescribed Losartan Potassium 50 MG twice a day. My insurance would only allow the prescription to be Losartan Potassium 100 MG once a day. I have been documenting my blood pressure readings in the m... Read more

  • WEDNESDAY

    6/17/2020 9:53:07 PM, by JOANN25

    I gave way to my knee pain and did a lot of sitting today. Not as many steps but sometimes, it had to be done. Beauty Shop this A.M. which always makes me feel better .. worked at the church for a couple of hours when I left there and accomplished a lot. I have all music ready and pulled for... Read more

  • to those strong people

    6/17/2020 10:00:00 AM, by USMAWIFE

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  • 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

  • You have no idea...

    6/17/2020 7:38:40 AM, by TZAPP22

    Good morning friends.. Wow the weather here has been amazing this week.. Admittedly I do like it a bit hotter for swimming, but I am not going to complain about floating in my pool untouched by the frigid waters and just cooling off when the need arises which due to the gentle breeze, really isn't t... Read more

  • Alone

    6/17/2020 5:28:41 AM, by JSTETSER

    Today I miss my family being around me. I miss the hugs of my grandies and the silliness of their joy. I miss hearing the stories and the questions. I miss the laughter too. This pandemic has left me in a difficult place, feeling different. Sometimes, being different feels a lot like ... Read more

  • the calendar says June

    6/17/2020 3:41:52 AM, by USMAWIFE

    the temperature today was 59 I almost needed a sweater... Read more

  • TUESDAY THOUGHTS

    6/17/2020 12:14:02 AM, by JOANN25

    My day has been very good. I worked at the church about 3 hours cleaning out files. This was completed and I feel like I accomplished a lot over the last couple of weeks. Did laundry at home, worked on the computer, and made inroads there. STEPS: 5261 This is over my 5,000 goal. Tr... Read more

  • Lost 68 Pounds! I Love SparkPeople!

    6/16/2020 6:10:09 PM, by KALISWALKER

    In 2008 I was a glum overworked, out of shape office worker. When I was tired or stressed I would run to the vending machines for a junk food fix. I knew without change, I would continue to gain weight and the rest of my life would be a steady decline. At 242 pounds I needed a healthier lifestyle. ... Read more

  • 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

  • I'll just do it myself.

    6/16/2020 7:59:33 AM, by TZAPP22

    Morning friends. Went to bed annoyed, woke up annoyed.. Today is gonna take some serious work to transform my mind. I'm carrying the frustration in my body too.. I can feel it from head to toe. Yesterday morning I woke up with a plan and a focus to reinforce my healthy lifestyle as it was sli... Read more

  • My Long-Term Commitment to Good Health

    6/16/2020 5:33:01 AM, by JSTETSER

    I was diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes (T2D) and I take it seriously. This morning I followed my routine of taking my before breakfast blood sugar reading, and it was a very good number for me. 129. I have had pre-breakfast numbers in the 130'2 -160's for over a month. even though I follow a strict... Read more

  • new endro

    6/16/2020 3:29:56 AM, by USMAWIFE

    After months of waiting, I finally got in to see a new endrocrinologist about my PTH levels being all of the place. He was a very pleasant doctor which was a great surprise after previously working with two other doctors in this hospital system we went over my history and as he tried to lo... Read more

  • My Joie de Vie (joy of life)

    6/15/2020 5:55:11 PM, by KALISWALKER

    2020 is my year of doing more of what makes me happy. I set the goal in December as I was preparing to welcome my family home for Christmas. I was excited about my 2020 trip to South America and a cruise. I was learning Spanish and buying luggage. It's seems like a long time ago and much has h... 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

  • Putting in the work

    6/15/2020 8:50:43 AM, by TZAPP22

    Good morning friends.. First thank you for all the love on my post, (really the photo of me, grandpa and Ryder).. every time I heard the phone bing and saw the picture pop up again, it brought a smile to my face. I have to say that was awesome, because DAR (Day After Ryder) visits sometimes are tou... Read more

  • Don't Wait To Feel Motivated!

    6/15/2020 5:18:13 AM, by JSTETSER

    Feelings can be so fickle. Some days I'm motivated to exercise, and some days I'm not. Some days I don't want to do much of anything, quite frankly. I have a routine and I have goals that get me moving every morning. I'm 64, and I'm going to keep moving forward! I know what the alterna... Read more

  • How to crush 2020

    6/14/2020 12:03:12 PM, by USMAWIFE

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  • 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

  • Home sweet home..

    6/14/2020 8:07:09 AM, by TZAPP22

    Good morning friends. Yesterday was pure perfection. This girl who had a color coded calendar because there was so many things going on, who has been to several countries and many states, who lives life to the fullest, who is always on the go, go, go... had the most incredible day ever all within t... Read more

  • Thoughtful Little Gifts

    6/14/2020 5:28:17 AM, by JSTETSER

    It's the little things that make life special. I was able to bring my mother a chocolate bar for the first time in three months. Sweets for the sweet! I know how much it will mean to my mother to get a treat. My heart is glad knowing that when the candy bar has been wiped down and delivere... Read more

  • As long as spring was ,

    6/13/2020 10:54:45 PM, by USMAWIFE

    summer is going to be even longer, hotter and sadly more violence and deaths... Read more