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  • Peace Day six plastics

    12/7/2019 8:42:17 PM, by USMAWIFE

    Today, I’m introducing a very serious topic… plastics, particularly single-use plastics. Now, first let me share that not all plastic is bad… prior to plastics, we relied on ivory, tortoiseshell, wood, bone, iron, tin, silver, gold, etc to create a lot of the items we now make out of plastic. Produc... Read more

  • Yummy Lunch in the EDR

    12/7/2019 3:13:42 PM, by CANYON_GAL

    The chicken was sooo good! Luckily the broccoli was cooked perfectly. So glad I walked down to see what they were having. Sometime this week, we should have a tree set up in the EDR, for us all to decorate. If the tree is ready tonight or tomorrow then I can help decorate..which ... Read more

  • Seasons Change

    12/7/2019 12:00:34 PM, by TZAPP22

    Good morning friends.. Yesterday was a really great day.. Amazing workout, fantastic breakfast, asparagus, omelet with brie cheese and herbs de provence and some truffle sea salt. Lunch was the left over thai butternut squash/apple soup that I took up a notch by adding some coconut curry shrimp... Read more

  • I Am Not Super Woman!

    12/7/2019 6:01:56 AM, by JSTETSER

    No, I am not Super Woman, and I cannot save the world. I need help. I’m having a tough time, making plans to go to Florida in February to visit my son and his family I know that it is not at all rational, but I wonder if my mother will pass while we are gone. It really hurts my heart to leav... Read more

  • peace day five believe

    12/6/2019 6:28:03 PM, by USMAWIFE

    Yesterday, I had the opportunity to spend the day with the most delightful man… Dr. Roy Tamashiro, professor emeritus from Webster University. He is a peace pilgrim and travels 1000’s of miles each year to bear witness to those that have suffered immense pain from horrific acts conducted by humans, ... Read more

  • it's friday

    12/6/2019 12:54:28 PM, by MOMMY445

    it started off snowing steadily here. now the sun is shining brightly and it is not snowing anymore. my daughter says hi to everyone. both budgie birds say cheep, cheep! have a fabulous day, everyone and a terrific weekend!... Read more

  • Refueled and ready for the journey!

    12/6/2019 8:57:50 AM, by TZAPP22

    Hello friends.. Friday is here and I am filled with boundless energy.. that's because I fell asleep at 829pm last night and got in a solid 86 on my sleep score.. a far, far cry from the 50 the night before.. So you do the math - 86 = happy, happy, joy, joy... 50 = please let me make it through... Read more

  • Stretching to Reach my Goals!

    12/6/2019 5:21:20 AM, by JSTETSER

    Cold weather seems to bring on more aches and pain in my body. I'm tempted just to sit still, but I have goals to reach! I want to stay in shape to kayak with my sons and run with the grandkids. We will be climbing Mt Monadnock and possibly Mt Katahdin in Maine this summer. I also control Typ... Read more

  • peace day four. softness

    12/5/2019 6:28:54 PM, by USMAWIFE

    Light shines through the darkness. A softness of the landscape exists despite the stormy skies… “...but the basic message I’m trying to convey is that to the degree that each of us is dedicated to wanting there to be peace in the world, then we have to take responsibility when our own hearts a... Read more

  • it's thursday

    12/5/2019 10:21:20 AM, by MOMMY445

    a day to take it easy here. my daughter is back to school today. she just took it easy yesterday. both budgie birds say cheep, cheep! it's snowing here this morning and it is okay with me and with my daughter. have a terrific day, everyone!... Read more

  • Not "for my age"...

    12/5/2019 8:00:23 AM, by TZAPP22

    Good morning friends.. My new plan yesterday made for a much better day all around. Everything fit without too much rushing around, got to the hotel and fixed my makeup and slipped into my LBD, the same one I wore to the Woman's event a few weeks ago and was on my way. The party, well actually it's ... 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

  • A STRANGE DAY TODAY

    12/4/2019 11:17:40 PM, by JOANN25

    Nothing went as I had planned it. I had plans to go to a worship committee meeting and then work on my things. I had made their books yesterday and found some mistakes today so will spend a couple of hours tomorrow morning getting this straight. I planned to get my hair fixed but with the late w... Read more

  • Peace Day three

    12/4/2019 6:57:38 PM, by USMAWIFE

    Bottom line, no food, no peace. But is there a way to foster our relationship with the items we consume day in, day out to promote peace? Can we approach each bite, each meal with wonder? Can we slow down to savor the flavors? To be in awe of the energy it takes to grow/produce... 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

  • it's wednesday

    12/4/2019 10:54:44 AM, by MOMMY445

    i had a challenging workout with my personal trainer at the gym yesterday and i feel good today. my daughter says hi to all. both budgie birds say cheep, cheep! i'll be doing some of my christmas shopping today. have a terrific day, everyone!... Read more

  • Scratch that

    12/4/2019 9:25:37 AM, by TZAPP22

    Hi folks.. I have a crazy day today.. #cko workout was awesome, stopped at Shoprite grabbed essential and made stew in the instant pot for hubby for dinner tonight because it's my work holiday party. I have a meeting in the city and a 2 hour conference call this afernoon and then the party up ... 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

  • Peace day two

    12/3/2019 9:17:30 PM, by USMAWIFE

    LESS is more As the days get shorter and the darkness sneaks in earlier with each day, beneath all those leaves, so many leaves, the foundation appears. What was once hidden from our view, is now exposed yet dormant, vulnerable yet safe. It is here in the wood... Read more

  • it's tuesday

    12/3/2019 10:49:34 AM, by MOMMY445

    a beautiful sunny day here today, we did get some snow yesterday. my daughter says hi. i will be going to the gym later on after dinner for a session with my personal trainer. both budgie birds say cheep, cheep! have a terrific day, everyone!... Read more

  • Peace and healing...

    12/3/2019 7:53:09 AM, by TZAPP22

    Morning friends. My toe is feeling 85% better today, leaps and bounds over yesterday. Yesterday was supposed to be an easy work day, one, hour long conference call on the books and then follow up on open year end items. December tends to be relatively quiet in my particular job so it's a great tim... Read more

  • 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

  • Peace day

    12/2/2019 6:00:42 PM, by USMAWIFE

    I am sharing this from a knitting blog’. I will update each day This year has been like no other for me thus far… I’ve learned more about the world and history and politics and racism and the broken food system and this precarious place we find ourselves with an extremely bleak forecast for t... 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

  • Today's best...

    12/2/2019 8:57:34 AM, by TZAPP22

    Good morning friends.. Boy a I ready to get my move on.. spent way too much time on the couch this weekend and ate way too many cookies.. but c'est la vie! Went to #cko this morning, even though my toe still hurts if I put pressure on it the wrong way...jumping and running were out of the que... Read more

  • THE MONDAY AFTER...... A lesseon learned

    12/2/2019 7:34:57 AM, by TCARRIGAN21

    Welcome to the Monday after. I discovered today that no matter how hard I plan for a holiday I still can screw up. I had it all figured out and knew I would eat to much on Thursday … I want on minimal carb diet the week before so I could prepare and Thursday went great.. I didn't track but I feel... 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

  • SUNDAY'S MY BEST DAY

    12/2/2019 1:18:50 AM, by JOANN25

    i MADE MY 10,102 STEPS TODAY. I DID A LOT THIS MORNING PREPARING FOR CHOIR AND WORKIING WITH THE CHOIR. I WAS UP AND DOWN THE STAIRS, PLAYED THE PIANO -- BOTH TO PRACTICE, WORK WITH THE CHOIR, AND CHURCH. IT PAID OFF TOO. I have dropped out of the 5% challenge. I had to find something that ... Read more

  • Lowering the risk of Alzheimer’s with crossword, knitting and gardening

    12/1/2019 2:37:29 PM, by USMAWIFE

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  • From the inside out...

    12/1/2019 9:00:43 AM, by TZAPP22

    Good morning friends.. I found myself sitting with so many thoughts flying through my mind, yet none of them seeming to take grasp. So I sat in silence and quietly sipped my coffee as my mind continued to swirl. I shifted my focus and looked for a Christmas song and verse to post on FB. I've deci... 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

  • be careful who you trust. Salt and sugar look the same

    11/30/2019 4:09:43 PM, by USMAWIFE

    Be careful who you trust. Salt and sugar look the same. “Trust takes years to build, seconds to break, and forever to repair.” “Breaking someone’s trust is like crumpling up a perfect piece of paper. You can smooth it over but it’s never going to be the same again.” “Whoever is carele... Read more

  • This little piggie led the way...

    11/30/2019 8:35:20 AM, by TZAPP22

    Hello friends, yesterday was definitely low key except for those few moments I cried out in pain when my pinky toe got caught in the doorway and threw a monkey wrench into my day. I had stuffing for breakfast - figured why not, it was 647 bread, apples and sausage essentially so french toast ... 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

  • when you cut people out of your life

    11/29/2019 3:44:50 PM, by USMAWIFE

    Cutting people out of my life doesn't mean I hate them, it simply means I Respect me. Respect was invented to cover the empty place where love should be. “Respect yourself and others will respect you.”~ Confucius “Men are respectable only as they respect.”~ Ralph Waldo Emerson “I... Read more

  • it's friday

    11/29/2019 11:43:02 AM, by MOMMY445

    a new day is well underway. my daughter says hi. it is a cooler day here today. both budgie birds say cheep, cheep! i will be going to the gym later on today. have a terrific day, everyone and a great weekend!... Read more

  • Technicolor Friday...

    11/29/2019 7:09:49 AM, by TZAPP22

    Good morning.. so much for sleeping in.. Hope everyone had a fantastic day yesterday. Mine was lovely. Since I did all my food prep Wednesday, yesterday was relatively easy.. last minute clean up of the house, got in a 5k on the treadmill, made a nice breakfast for my hubby, son and me to hold us... 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

  • HOPE EVERYONE HAD A GREAT THANKSGIVING!

    11/28/2019 11:41:09 PM, by JOANN25

    I had a great day with my deceased husband's family. We had a great time visiting, eating and enjoying each other's company. 428 Because of my fall and injuries, I am cutting back on what I am doing on Spark People. I am stopping trying to lose weight and going on maintenance. I have rea... 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

  • Words of wisdom

    11/28/2019 4:48:51 PM, by USMAWIFE

    not my words... just nice thoughts today I want to say thank you to the few individuals in my life who have listened without judgement, and loved me without conditions. You're really special to me. I don't have time to hate people who hate me, because I'm too busy loving the people w... Read more

  • it's thursday

    11/28/2019 9:56:49 AM, by MOMMY445

    a much cooler day here today. my daughter did her leadership thing at the school board yesterday and she really enjoyed it.both budgie birds say cheep cheep! have a terrific day, everyone!... Read more

  • Give thanks always

    11/28/2019 8:03:38 AM, by TZAPP22

    Happy Thanksgiving friends. Feeling much better today, thanks for the kind words of support.. a little Nat King Cole and Etta James and I chased my blues away... I emotionally detached myself from the conversations and recognized the play to prove worth and realized it had absolutely nothing to do w... 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

  • Seven things to remember

    11/28/2019 3:37:50 AM, by USMAWIFE

    7 things to remember: •Don't beg anyone to stay. •Save space for people who matter. •Keep your circle small. •Accept what cannot be changed. •Leave behind what isn't good for you. •No matter what happened think positive. •Give time for yourself and love yourself more.... Read more

  • it's wednesday

    11/27/2019 6:31:17 PM, by MOMMY445

    it was a mostly cloudy and windy day here today. my daughter took part in a leadership thing related to her previous school today and she enjoyed it. both budgie birds say cheep, cheep! have a terrific day, everyone!... Read more

  • Not my best self...

    11/27/2019 9:02:45 AM, by TZAPP22

    Hey friends.. I got the blues today and I'm not sure why.. even googling ideas for my roasted veggies and stuffing and the prospect of creating something fun and new to eat isn't generating the excitement it usually does. Went to a wake last night for my DIL's uncle, unexpected death is tough... 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

  • Six keys to a healthy relationship

    11/26/2019 6:10:42 PM, by USMAWIFE

    6 keys to a healthy relationship: 1) Freedom 2) Friendship 3) Honesty 4) Trust 5) Understanding 6) Communication... Read more

  • Thanksgiving Week

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

    A stranger in the store recommended this brand of cornbread mix...so 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

  • It's all good

    11/26/2019 12:47:10 PM, by TZAPP22

    Good morning friends.. back to the grind after a whirl wind day... Yesterday was fantastic.. all about the food and the music.. not going to lie.. didn't care what I ate, just thoroughly enjoyed everything I ate.. Late breakfast a biscuit love.. a biscuit with sausage gravy, kale salad and a side of... Read more

  • it's tuesday

    11/26/2019 11:22:49 AM, by MOMMY445

    it is a beautiful sunny and mild day here today. my daughter says hello. both budgie birds say cheep, cheep! i will be heading for a long walk after lunch today. have a terrific day, everyone!... 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

  • 11/25/2019 Day 4 - Lunch @ a Mexican Restaurant

    11/25/2019 11:42:40 PM, by BJHGREENE

    I was out running errands today and decided to eat lunch out. I didn't do too bad... at least I didn't go over my calorie limits, so I'm going to call this day a win.... Read more

  • If you ever fall in love

    11/25/2019 9:49:08 PM, by USMAWIFE

    If you ever fall in Love Posted: 24 Nov 2019 10:56 PM PST "If you ever fall in love, fall in love with someone who wants to know your favorite color and just how you like your coffee. Fall in love with someone who loves the way you laugh and would do absolutely anything to hear it. F... Read more

  • it's monday

    11/25/2019 9:56:13 AM, by MOMMY445

    my daughter and i had a great time with my parents and my sister on saturday. she wants to see the new frozen 2 movie with me. she will let me know when she wants to go an we will go from there. my dad says thanks for all the birthday wishes. he had a great day. i have some grocery shopping to do la... Read more

  • I got the music in me

    11/25/2019 6:50:16 AM, by TZAPP22

    Good morning friends! No #cko this morning but that's ok...headed to music city, day tripping for a benefit concert at Ryman Auditorium..a friend posted any one up for a day trip to Nashville and my hand immediately popped up. Early am train so no kickboxing...one of the few reasons I don't mind ... 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

  • Thought for today 11/24

    11/25/2019 3:27:31 AM, by USMAWIFE

    When you do something beautiful and nobody noticed, do not be sad. For the sun every morning is a beautiful spectacle, and yet most of the audience still sleeps. – John Lennon... Read more

  • made my 10000 step goal today

    11/25/2019 12:07:12 AM, by JOANN25

    Sunday seems to be my best day as I am so busy walking, playing and meeting the needs of my choir members. Our special was "How Great Thou Art" and everyone loved it. We are trying now to do things that everyone knows to give me time to recuperate and have a better angle of everything. I di... Read more

  • 11/24/2019 Day 3: Exercise Done

    11/24/2019 5:37:11 PM, by BJHGREENE

    Walked Duke, the dog today. Did 1.04 miles in 37:58 minutes. It's not a great time... I have a hound and he's got to sniff and dig everything along the way... but it's done, and I'm happy with that. Now I need to meal plan and do a little grocery shopping.... Read more

  • It all comes down to trust

    11/24/2019 10:24:11 AM, by TZAPP22

    Greetings from Jersey.. it's rainy and dreary and here in NJ and we are no doubt gonna get soaked at the game, but we are going anyway.. putting my trust in there will be some fun memories made despite it all. Yesterday started with an awesome #cko workout, then breakfast and a day of errands w... 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

  • THANKSGIVING DINNER TODAY ... DELICIOUS

    11/24/2019 12:53:53 AM, by JOANN25

    I went to my grand daughters for her Thanksgiving dinner today. It was delicious and, of course, I went over on calories. I didn't get big helpings of anything but there was a lot of things to choose from. My knee was hurting so I only got in 3975 steps against 8000 yesterday. Plus there wa... Read more

  • Thoughts for today

    11/23/2019 10:33:20 PM, by USMAWIFE

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  • Cool morning and hot afternoon

    11/23/2019 8:06:57 PM, by KERRYG155

    Aaliyah and I went our for a walk but the temperature or feel like temperature jumped from 60 to 80 and we were both willing to get home. We did do some walking around our large backyard.... 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

  • Stress 1, Me 0...Round 2 coming up!

    11/23/2019 7:13:49 AM, by TZAPP22

    Good morning friends.. I let stress get the better of me last night and definitely allowed it to cloud my judgement and food awareness.. but that was just one minor part of an otherwise great day. Awesome workout started the day, lovely breakfast provided fuel to make me alert and focused, delicio... 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

  • It’s the weekend

    11/22/2019 11:56:21 PM, by USMAWIFE

    Enjoy... Read more

  • 11/22/2019 DAY 1... Again

    11/22/2019 2:37:24 PM, by BJHGREENE

    Well, here I go again! I'm bad at sticking with things that I SHOULD, so I'm going to start SP again today. I NEED to do this for sure now... for health, high BP, and slightly high cholesterol. I wish someone would have told me when I was younger, how important health is. I'm trying for 17 more ... 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

  • Friday Fun

    11/22/2019 8:19:05 AM, by TZAPP22

    Good morning.. Friday has arrived. I've had a few busy evenings already this week and tonight we're going to my cousin/bestie's house for dinner and a cocktail so I am planning my breakfast and lunch accordingly. Actually lunch is the left overs from dinner last night.. we went out to eat prior the... 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

  • Today was busy

    11/21/2019 10:37:38 PM, by USMAWIFE

    Phone call to change physicians. the doctors office did not schedule the one our pcp wanted for hubby Starbucks for a quick drink Then off to social security office. Today I had a miracle. When to SSA, to get assistance with benefits. first miracle, the parking areas were empty and I co... 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

  • The rainbow connection.. the results are in...

    11/21/2019 8:02:45 AM, by TZAPP22

    Good morning friends, first things, first.. the girls connected on their own, talked for hours Tuesday night, spent the day together Wednesday.. I am so beyond happy.. Yesterday was the day, a week's work of triple tracking on all 3 plans 💚💙💜... Oh the torture.. but I truly wanted to test my... 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

  • 8 things to remember

    11/21/2019 3:29:21 AM, by USMAWIFE

    8 Things To Remember 1. Be adaptable. 2. Learn to say no. 3. Patience is a virtue. 4. Hard work always pays off. 5. Fail fast, fail early, fail often. 6. Stay away from toxic people. 7. Giving is better than receiving. 8. Don’t let others opinions hold you back.... Read more

  • it's wednesday

    11/20/2019 5:55:45 PM, by MOMMY445

    i had a great workout at the gym today and i feel good. my daughter says hi. on saturday, it will be my dad's birthday. my daughter and i will be spending the day with him, my mom and my sister. both budgie birds say cheep, cheep! have a terrific day, everyone!... Read more

  • Bridges...

    11/20/2019 7:33:01 AM, by TZAPP22

    Good morning friends.. Family - when it is good, it is joyful, when it is broken it can be heartbreaking. Sad as it is, some families are just not a good fit, and the brokenness can cause branches falling from the family tree that should be far enough away form the rotten part of the trunk and not ... 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

  • Steps to change your life

    11/20/2019 3:58:54 AM, by USMAWIFE

    Steps to change your life 1. Stop complaining and appreciate how lucky you are every day. 2. Embrace loneliness and reinvent yourself in the process. 3. Say goodbye to the people that don’t bring positive energy into your life. 4. Commit to the goals you set and never look back.... Read more

  • BUSY DAY TODAY!

    11/20/2019 12:08:53 AM, by JOANN25

    It was my off day from working at the church. I went by, picked up my check and checked my office before running errands. When I finished I went home, ate lunch and went to sleep. Guess I was tired. In the afternoon, I went back to the church about 4 and got things ready for our meal. Afte... Read more

  • Follow the North Star

    11/19/2019 7:38:25 AM, by TZAPP22

    Good morning friends. So yesterday started with a great workout then I came home and baked some vegan pumpkin cookies for my party. I put in a few hours of work and on my lunch hour baked an apple/pear crumb cake, also for my party. Breakfast was 2 egg whites, with peppers and onions (hence t... 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

  • Thought for today 11/18

    11/19/2019 3:31:53 AM, by USMAWIFE

    When everything starts happening for you, you'll understand why it took so long. Just be patient. Your time is coming.... Read more

  • 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

  • Faith in something bigger than yourself

    11/18/2019 8:07:37 AM, by TZAPP22

    Good morning friends. The Yoga stretching and self care yesterday seems to have done the trick, woke up this morning and the ache in my back was gone. Started my day yesterday with oatmeal with sauteed pears in cardamom and cloves with some fat free greek yogurt to make it creamy.., that held me un... 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

  • No will power

    11/17/2019 2:22:46 PM, by DEELYN08

    For the first time in a long time I popped back on Spark people. It's been 2 years since I was on seriously. I gained tons since then. but at the beginning of the year I slowly, very slowly started to lose some weight. Since Jan 1st I have lost 15 pounds. You can't tell so that shows how much... Read more

  • Big puzzle piece day...

    11/17/2019 8:03:09 AM, by TZAPP22

    Good morning friends.. it's dank and dreary here today. so glad the Jets are playing away! I have church and a youth group meeting, catch a little of the game after YG, I need to clean my house, it's gotten a little disorganized again and then go next door and eat ice cream cake for my nephew's an... 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

  • Things are getting better ...

    11/17/2019 1:02:06 AM, by JOANN25

    BUT, working sometimes increases my steps and sometimes I am sitting too much. I know I have to get a handle on this and try to work it out. I love SP and want to continue but may have to slow down a little to heal better from the injury. I see a neurosurgeon Thanksgiving week and I will get adv... Read more

  • Daily thought 11/16

    11/16/2019 11:10:36 PM, by USMAWIFE

    Sometimes walking away has nothing to do with weakness, and everything to do with strength. We walk away not because we want others to realize our worth and value, but because we finally realize our own.... Read more

  • Busy day.

    11/16/2019 9:01:17 PM, by KERRYG155

    I'm too tired to come up with a blog. Aaliyah celebrated her 4th birthday today. It's now time to get her to bed.... 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

  • it's saturday

    11/16/2019 12:09:17 PM, by MOMMY445

    my daughter says hi to everyone. it is a much cooler weather day here today. a relaxing day is in store for me and for my daughter today. both budgie birds say cheep, cheep! have a terrific day, everyone!... Read more