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  • The Painful Past

    12/13/2019 2:37:36 PM, by OLDEROWL

    History, despite its wrenching pain, Cannot be unlived, but if faced With courage, need not be lived again Maya Angelou from 'On the Pulse of Morning' 1993 I like this poem because it is so me. I've been through a lot but I always counted my blessings. My parents always stressed that... Read more

  • The Children's Hour

    12/8/2019 6:35:19 PM, by OLDEROWL

    poem by Henry W Longfellow: Between the dark and the daylight, When night is beginning to lower, Comes a pause in the day's occupations, That is known as the Children's Hour. It would be a great family treasure if families with young children took time out at least once a week to cel... Read more

  • Putting my foot down

    12/6/2019 2:37:43 PM, by PAISLEYOWL140

    I've been a member on here since September 2007 and nothing has changed. I exercise here and there and have done a few 30 day challenges but i know i havent put in my all. I still eat bad but i dont eat junk food as much and i've cut down on pop. This month i'm aiming for 15 to 30 mins of yoga a d... Read more

  • Think ahead for 2020

    12/4/2019 3:40:18 PM, by OLDEROWL

    I was reading Heidi's blog from 12/1/19 title: 'Ready, Set, Reset' re the Winter 2020 5% Challenge' and it was a GREAT reminder of exactly WHY we are all here!!! The 5% Weight Loss Challenge Community even though we have obtained our desired weight. To see her blog, please follow this link: http:... Read more

  • Ugh Trying to Quit Soda

    12/3/2019 5:45:04 PM, by NURSEMEL404

    So I have a 3-4 a day Diet Mt Dew habit. I have some tiny clacifications in my breast and have kidney stones Artificial sweeteners are known culprits. Today is Day 1 and I have soothed my soul with junk food. Tomorrow will be a hitting the gym and eating better foods day. Wish me luck ... Read more

  • Joyous living for Christmas

    12/2/2019 7:17:42 PM, by OLDEROWL

    This Christmas season, we will live each day, a Wholesome, Inspirational, Healthy, and Joyous life. Wholesome because we strive: -to eat only wholesome foods, and get a proper amount of exercise, -to live every moment guided by principles based upon Jesus teachings or which we deem to be in... Read more

  • December is a time for giving

    12/2/2019 1:08:32 PM, by OLDEROWL

    I had so much to be thankful for last week and enjoyed Thanksgiving with my wife while on vacation in Hawaii. One thing that struck me though was that even in Hawaii, there are those whose luck has turned sour like the homeless man I saw with his cart of meager essentials. It made me think of how ... Read more

  • Attitude check; I'm very lucky - Bob

    11/29/2019 4:13:26 PM, by OLDEROWL

    An healthy attitude is everything, as it will guarantee success no matter your circumstances. Lucky Bob; that's me. Most of all I'm lucky to have an happy family life and a loving wife. I gained a bit of weight over the summer but I'm lucky that I feel fine and have less than 10 pounds to lose; no... Read more