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  • bp good

    2/20/2020 8:27:26 PM, by IMREITE

    i had my biometric test today. the fasting was not that hard. it was more of a mental exercise. i wasn't very hungry but i do think about food too much on a positive note bp was 117/76! 356... Read more

  • scientific research

    2/20/2020 5:59:38 PM, by CTUPTON

    en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neurobio
    logical_effects_of_physica
    l_exercise In NOOM (a weight loss app) I learned about a brain chemical that helps cognitive function and in general making more brain cells. Whoopee! BDNF brain derived neurotropic factor 58 So how can we get more of ... Read more

  • 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

  • The bravest thing you have ever done--ask for help.

    2/20/2020 12:36:09 PM, by CTUPTON

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  • catnip

    2/20/2020 11:42:32 AM, by CTUPTON

    Heard noises. Looked for the source. Cujo was in the middle of the dining room table. I could not figure out why. No food there. Oh! The new catnip package was there. 240 ... Read more

  • Foods to help muscle cramps

    2/20/2020 10:59:22 AM, by CTUPTON

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  • Foods to help muscle cramps

    2/20/2020 10:59:22 AM, by CTUPTON

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  • 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

  • I'm feeling good...

    2/19/2020 12:01:20 PM, by 240POINT6

    I have a tremendous sense of peace that comes with following a plan for 50 days. I also have a tremendous sense of peace knowing that I can handle what life throws at me without turning to food or alcohol. With that peace has come increasing confidence as I look myself in the mirror without disgust ... Read more

  • I have been wanting pancakes so I went looking...

    2/18/2020 8:09:02 PM, by CTUPTON

    www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lif
    estyle/recipes/buckwheat-p
    ancakes/rcp-20049839 I will try to get graphics...... Read more

  • 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

  • sunny days are ahead

    2/18/2020 12:21:02 PM, by SOFT_VAL67

    Note: There is a light at the end of the tunnel. Hang in there and trust that God is picking out the perfect job for you. A job that shows off your talents, that you love, and you can make a difference in. Be thankful and ask for what you need. Hug.... This was a message I got in a goodie thi... Read more

  • I live with two chimneys...

    2/17/2020 11:55:47 PM, by WICKEDKISSES

    Two of the ppl I'm living with are heavy smokers. The smell is nauseating. If I'm trying to eat, and one of them lights up, it puts me right off my food. Expecially if it's something I'm not fond of (like fruit).... Read more

  • Somethin' New---Book Nooks

    2/17/2020 11:27:58 PM, by CTUPTON

    www.buzzfeed.com/christopherhu
    dspeth/book-nooks-bookcase
    s-shelves-creative-art-diy
    ?fbclid=IwAR3HJoQ63mvOzZB9
    U8GqczBTLLBRg1rQXoEF82gSwd
    yPVSLhqcWPRsVB8P4... Read more

  • Fun in 2020

    2/17/2020 12:49:08 PM, by CTUPTON

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  • monday not as blue

    2/17/2020 9:42:20 AM, by SOFT_VAL67

    Thanks to everyone who took time to read and comment on my blog yesterday. I was in a dark mood, feeling sorry for myself I guess. But after posting that, I filled out six more job applications. It seemed like much more. I am just really hoping whatever I end up with isnt so horrible, lol. ... Read more

  • let down in a small town

    2/16/2020 9:35:04 AM, by SOFT_VAL67

    So far 2020 is a bust. I know its early in the year and time to start turning this around!!! I find myself blue and depressed very much recently. Internet outages have plagued us the entire year, I possibly lost a job because of it. The employer had tried to contact me to get some needed inf... Read more

  • nephew visit

    2/16/2020 12:30:05 AM, by IMREITE

    he is almost 4 months old. he was baby babbling and wiggling. my brother is the dorkiest dad. he definatly learned form our dad,... Read more

  • If eating less is conducive to losing weight...

    2/15/2020 4:51:13 AM, by WICKEDKISSES

    What's the deal? I am usually not able to eat the recommended calorie diet. I'm usually about 500 under, give or take. I'm sedentary through necessity. I really don't get it. Just wish I could get to the gym and get some water exercise in... (insert pout here)... Read more

  • level 2 done

    2/15/2020 12:04:33 AM, by IMREITE

    i finished level 2 of my real appeal challenge. i start level 3 on sunday.... Read more

  • Joke of the day. A broom wedding.

    2/14/2020 7:57:32 PM, by CTUPTON

    A broom wedding... Two brooms were hanging in the closet, and after they got to know each other a bit, decided to get married. The bride broom looked very beautiful in her white dress. The groom broom was handsome and suave in his tuxedo. The wedding was lovely and attended by all the push br... Read more

  • Updated photo, finally, at Valentine Luncheon

    2/14/2020 7:23:38 PM, by CTUPTON

    John's nursing home had a beautiful luncheon for families who signed up. Not that many signed up. They missed a nice time. The room was all decorated in red and our meal was prime rib, potatoes, steamed veggies, shrimp cocktail, cake with strawberry filling. We sat with several very nice ... Read more

  • Another Milestone

    2/14/2020 1:46:24 PM, by 240POINT6

    Happy Valentines Day. It is a pretty anti-climactic day in my world. My husband and I love each other dearly but we have never been into the hype. On the other hand, I am loving myself more lately than I have in the past. Old habits are dying and some are dying hard...others not so much. ... Read more

  • Happy Valentine's Day

    2/14/2020 6:54:00 AM, by JERZRN

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  • Gardening over the Years

    2/13/2020 2:57:31 PM, by ANNIEMAROO

    I have been living on this half acre property for over forty years. There is woodland behind me, and a dozen or so mature trees dotted around and in my property. There was not a shade problem when we first moved here, but it's starting now. Over the years I've added seven flower beds and two v... Read more

  • Ground Hog Day?

    2/13/2020 11:33:07 AM, by JUDITH1654

    I find my Jonquils are 100% reliable. As soon as they bloom, we have one more freeze then that's it for the winter! Can't testify how it is in the rest of the country - probably not the same - but here in Texas, I always know when the last of the freezing weather is upon us. And since the J... Read more

  • 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

  • Feb 13 - Update of our move back to Canada

    2/13/2020 3:24:37 AM, by YICHE12

    We did arrive in Canada on January 24th as scheduled. However, this did not stop me from worrying about my animals being left behind in Dakar due to no fault of our's. At the very last minute our travel agency informed us that they were told by the airline (Royal Air Maroc) would not take our anim... Read more

  • 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

  • Once Upon a Time...Just an Ordinary Day in February

    2/11/2020 9:49:57 PM, by SUSANSKI

    haha, I had to pause after writing my title, because to my right, there is an ad for fixing thinning hair. The photo is of a head of hair with a giant lettuce or cabbage leaf draped over it. I'm not sure I'll recover from seeing that.... But anyway, Hello! 213 Last night I laid out some... Read more

  • When Life Gets Tough - Look For A Silver Lining

    2/11/2020 9:30:25 PM, by LINDA!

    The past 14 months have been tough. Although I try not to dwell on it, my husband is in bad health. In December 2018 he had a stint inserted into a coronary artery. Heart issues were discovered. Serving in the military, working hard as he rehabbed houses through the years along with his fulltime job... Read more

  • Preserving memories of our parents and grandparents--thank you all!!!

    2/11/2020 4:32:47 PM, by CTUPTON

    Thank you for commenting on my blog. chris... Read more

  • Instapot--Making Yogurt-no I have not tried it yet.

    2/11/2020 4:29:45 PM, by CTUPTON

    Here is the link for the jars:  https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d
    /B07QX5H547… Here is the recipe I use: 1 52 ounce jug of fair life whole milk, One can of sweetened condensed milk, one small container of heavy whipping cream, and one serving of yogurt of choice. I use a serving of the previ... Read more

  • 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

  • closet cleaned

    2/9/2020 11:16:38 PM, by IMREITE

    i call it closet shopping so it sounds fun. but i am throwing out 1 sweater that had stains on it and 8 other shirts that i haven't worn in months and dont see myself wearing them in the next year. i also threw out 3 pairs of pants that are too big.... Read more

  • I taped my Mom talking about old family photos

    2/9/2020 6:02:00 PM, by CTUPTON

    I taped my Mom talking about old family photos. I am so happy I did that! Of course she is not with us anymore. Here is some info about saving your own information. https://www.familytreemagazi
    ne.com/storytelling/16-thi
    ngs-to-write-down-about-yo
    urself-for-posterity/?fbcl
    ... Read more

  • Busy week ahead

    2/9/2020 5:33:51 PM, by CARRILU

    How is everyone? I started nursing school three weeks ago and it is so busy every day but I'm having a ball! Most days I take a kid or kids to school, preschool and then get myself to school then it's all done again in reverse. I try not to think of how this will be my life for two more years ... Read more

  • Mind Over Matter

    2/9/2020 11:39:50 AM, by 240POINT6

    The first 5 weeks were easy peasy...too easy peasy. I have not gone over calories but I have major cravings and am feeling quite hormonal. So far I have conquered the cravings but I am feeling the saying "pride goes before a fall" deep within me. I know that mojo is a weird thing...it is not al... 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

  • 10,000 steps a day is a myth SP article

    2/8/2020 8:48:57 AM, by CTUPTON

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends 150 minutes of moderate physical activity per week to reduce disease risk. But regular, daily walking—to and from the door of the grocery store, or out to the mailbox and back—isn’t usually fast enough to raise the heart rate to "... Read more

  • no specific plans

    2/7/2020 11:37:47 PM, by IMREITE

    i have my grandma's birthday party on sunday but i dont want to zone out an be on my butt the rest the weekend so i am getting a list of chores, tasks, and fun tasks so i stay moving and get stuff done. to get stuff done... Read more

  • CHART To remind myself about blood pressure

    2/7/2020 9:05:48 PM, by CTUPTON

    I was supposed to go back and get it measured again but I did not go.Just lately it has gone higher. But I lost 19 lbs. HUH??? ... Read more

  • Whole 30

    2/6/2020 5:32:06 PM, by CINDYAST

    I've been doing something different the past weeks. It's a program called Whole 30. It's been eye opening and liberating. When I was first told about the program, my first thought was there's no way I could do that for 30 days! In a nutshell for 30 days: 1) Do not consume added sugar of a... Read more

  • Fatty liver

    2/6/2020 2:43:01 PM, by CTUPTON

    I have known for years that I had fatty liver. My doctor said , of course, lose weight. But the following article gave me much more information. Losing 8% of my weight is supposed to significantly reduce this problem. I lost 19 lbs. So this gives me some hope. I learned more i... Read more

  • 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

  • My Energy Is Picking Up

    2/6/2020 9:51:54 AM, by 240POINT6

    I have lost 16.5 pounds since January 1st. Not sure why my body is dumping it like this and I am concerned I need to eat more but for now I will bask in the feeling of more bounce in my step and more energy. God is good!... Read more

  • Update

    2/6/2020 7:14:31 AM, by AQUAGIRL08

    We got an attorney. I have to watch what I say now. I will post how I'm feeling sometimes but not always. My attorney will handle everything and my job is to just seek treatment and try to heal as much as possible. I have nightmares about the accident. I jerked awake at 4am with it this morning. ... Read more

  • *Day 9**: 100 days blogging challenge: getting New's, and Old's

    2/6/2020 4:05:16 AM, by SPARKNB

    *I say day 9, but I missed Sun, Mon, Tues, because I'd hurt my hand earlier Sunday, actually after I had typed out most of the below blog post, in a temporary document, but I hadn't gotten to post it on Sparkpeople. I wanted to have a more substantial post than the past-present-future of victories-b... 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

  • Encouragement from Outside Doesn't Always Work When You've Stumbled

    2/5/2020 12:29:20 PM, by 240POINT6

    Food like many other addictions comes with a lot of baggage and shame. "I shouldn't have eaten that cake. I'm 1000 calories over for the day. I have put back on 20lbs"....you get the picture. Or at least I do. As I deliberately try to examine each part of my life during the year I turn 50, I ha... Read more

  • Feeling Good

    2/4/2020 10:36:20 AM, by 240POINT6

    For whatever reason, 2020 is going well and I feel good and motivated and encouraged to change. The scale was kind to me today but more importantly I don't feel like I am a slug crawling down the hallway at work leaving a trail of my own mental slime. My husband even took me on a date Friday and I a... Read more

  • 1st Blog...ever!

    2/4/2020 3:49:34 AM, by PBVHCCVH

    I've never done a blog before, but shall give this a try. I just joined Spark Premium and am finding it very informative and helpful. My exercising has to be modified after falling yesterday and cracking 2 ribs and getting a mild concussion! The positive side is that I stayed on my calorie count... Read more

  • monday done

    2/3/2020 11:58:28 PM, by IMREITE

    monday was not bad. the work day dragged but in the afternoon i realized it was a good day. considering i was crabby last week, today i had a good attitude... Read more

  • musical today

    2/2/2020 11:38:18 PM, by IMREITE

    i went and say "Guys and Dolls" today. mu cousin was part of the stage crew. my dh and i took out 2 oldest nieces and met my parents there. it was a good show. the school is small so they had some adult actors as the gamblers. one of them was someone i graduated with. his son was in the play as well... Read more

  • My invented Chile Recipe --about 20 servings

    2/2/2020 4:23:46 PM, by CTUPTON

    RECIPE CALCULATOR 41 www.verywellfit.com/recipe-n
    utrition-analyzer-4157076 I know I am inventing my own recipe depending what I had on hand. 198 It is very thick right now. Probably I will add some beef broth too. I used this recipe calculator. I found it very useful. ... Read more

  • 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

  • More winter or early spring?

    2/2/2020 2:02:48 PM, by CTUPTON

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  • Day 8: 100 days blogging challenge: Happy Candlemas / Imbolc / Maslenitsa*

    2/2/2020 6:11:31 AM, by SPARKNB

    3 Small Victories: Didn't binge; made headway cleaning, spinning 15 min 3 Blessings: Time to work on studio, everyone (relatively) healthy, A 3 Goals: Finish cleaning, read, weigh-in *Edited to add, per a comment that Maslenitsa is tied to Easter/Lent... It's true that in toda... Read more

  • snack upgrade

    2/2/2020 12:13:28 AM, by IMREITE

    i cleaned my pantry and baking cupboard. i looked up some recipes for healthy snacks. i am looking for ways to prepare healthy snacks that will offer different taste options. sweet, savory. a little salty. what ever will give me more nutrients and keep me sated.... Read more

  • Once Upon a Time....Bread Dough and Genealogy

    2/1/2020 11:49:28 PM, by SUSANSKI

    This very, very, very, true account was originally written to my genealogy team: The Bread Dough and Genealogy Story Okay, so.... Because my sister and I are trying to sort through photos and identify them before scanning, my uncle texted me and said I could send him some photos and he wo... Read more

  • Age Progression Software ? Nope. The real thing.

    2/1/2020 4:15:59 PM, by --KREN

    No software involved. Just years of happy living. Me 2007 Age 59, almost 60. I was at my goal here, which at the time was about 155. Me 2019 Age 70, about 2 months before my 71st birthday. I'm at my goal here which is now 145. ... 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

  • Saturday

    2/1/2020 9:24:57 AM, by JERZRN

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  • Day 7: 100 days blogging- no summary, but some erring: mindful cheating?

    2/1/2020 6:39:05 AM, by SPARKNB

    End of first week and month...I should have some summary, which may happen tomorrow. In other news, I erred/"cheated: a couple of hours ago. I opted to do it, then my mind went away, and I just did my business without thinking or focusing on what I was doing. I was sensing the taste but not foc... Read more

  • epicure

    2/1/2020 12:55:41 AM, by IMREITE

    Today i went to an epicure party. my cousin sells it and her brother was the host. i found some interesting spice mixes i want to try.... Read more

  • SAVED! Medicaid re-certification due

    1/31/2020 2:50:39 PM, by CTUPTON

    I WAS TOLD BY SOMEONE THE DEADLINE IS MARCH 31. WRONG! It was Jan. 1st! Almost as bad as doing taxes. I called she said send it in by end of Jan. EEEK! I am still not done. I called again. OK to mail it Monday. Our name starts with U so she won't get to ours till next week. ... Read more

  • replacement phone battery...

    1/31/2020 2:33:15 PM, by CTUPTON

    I just dropped my phone off to get a new battery. I came home to watch a youtube video about that. Yup-it was definitely right to pay someone to do this! Over 20 tiny, tiny screws were removed to open up the back of the phone. Over 20! Yeah and later put them all back! The battery ... Read more

  • Checking In...

    1/31/2020 1:31:39 PM, by ROXYZMOM

    I’ve been on a great exercise streak! I am mixing up running & walking - getting in 4 miles per day. The weather has been in the 40’s and 50’s, so I haven’t had to use my treadmill in weeks. I spent 5 days in Florida, outside everyday, too. I’m keeping my weight level. I’d like to lose a couple mor... Read more

  • Day 6—100 Day Blogging Challenge: slow day

    1/31/2020 6:26:26 AM, by SPARKNB

    Was a slow day; made asian influenced/flavored foods for dinner 3 Small Victories -got Irene to try spicy food) -reset day -cooked dinner 3 Blessings -good people -animals -knitting 3 Goals for tomorrow -Talk w friend -Talk with Drs' billing department -Cook... Read more

  • i need sunlight

    1/30/2020 8:28:44 PM, by IMREITE

    67 it is so cloudy and i want sun. i went for a walk at lunch. good idea but i decided to go to a local coffee shop, still ok, but then i bought 2 peanut butter bars. then i ate them boot before my work day was done. my body felt crummy afterward. so a good reminder of being more careful about... 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

  • Day 5: 100 Day Blogging Challenge: Ending stronger

    1/30/2020 6:54:04 AM, by SPARKNB

    January's almost done, and I usually suck at endings, partly because I often let things dwindle down, due to lack of persistence. I've never really thought about working on / focusing on them, but that might be a missing piece of my 'mental game' in both this pursuit of health and fitness, and al... Read more

  • it's wednesday

    1/29/2020 4:26:44 PM, by MOMMY445

    I am having a great day so far. my daughter is taking it easy until her next semester at school starts tomorrow. both budgie birds say cheep, cheep! have a terrific day, everyone!... Read more

  • Words to live by

    1/29/2020 4:25:55 PM, by JERZRN

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  • To all caregivers-you MUST take care of yourself! Are you doing this?

    1/29/2020 4:11:21 PM, by CTUPTON

    https://www.sparkpeople.com/re
    source/wellness_articles.a
    sp?id=1825 Some quotes from the article, too... but please see the article... 9 Self-Care Tips for Caregivers 1. Put your own self-care at the top of your priority list. Stick to your exercise routine, don't skip meals, fue... Read more

  • Brain humming... no I have not tried this. But I sure am curious

    1/29/2020 4:04:57 PM, by CTUPTON

    https://pro.donovanhealth.com/
    p/OV6SSSO1A/POV6W107/?fbcl
    id=IwAR2kzZyNmVQEpP_DdBFkS
    ASxU17elowkPbw-5DY6mL6b_uX
    -qnBoeZQ98J8&h=true... Read more

  • Learning to Cope with the Triggers

    1/29/2020 12:12:50 PM, by 240POINT6

    So much of my adult life has been filled with stuffing my emotions. I was raised to be a good little girl. Inconvenience me? It's okay. Hurt me? It's okay. Betray me? It's okay. All negative thoughts, all emotions, all anxiety shoved down with carbs and frequently beer or wine. January 1 was a day o... Read more

  • Day 4: 100 Day Blogging Challenge; Long Cardio Day in the end

    1/29/2020 7:14:03 AM, by SPARKNB

    When I've done well in the past, I had to work up to 2 hours or more of working out daily, at least some of the time, consistently. So far the longest in 2020 that I've worked out was 75 min, which was what was happening today: 3 Small victories: -15+15+25 min indoor cycling (at 4:00, 6:00, ... Read more

  • back at it

    1/28/2020 11:27:58 PM, by IMREITE

    a week and a half ago i slacked off on my workout routine because i was getting ready to go on vacation. then when i got back i did not get back on track right away. on sunday i said no excuses and got back into it, i also got back to my plank challenge... Read more

  • it's tuesday

    1/28/2020 1:04:39 PM, by MOMMY445

    a new day is well underway, i am really enjoying the program i am in to help with my anxiety and depression. my daughter had her last final exam yesterday morning. she starts the second semester this thursday. she is looking forward to continuing to learn and the variety of courses she will be takin... Read more

  • Sometimes the Road is Bumpy

    1/28/2020 12:55:34 PM, by 240POINT6

    You can do everything in your power to move forward and make progress and sometimes the road has a pot hole no matter how great your vehicle is. I am extremely proud of myself that I have managed to stay the course for 27 days. Eating has remained within my calorie range. I have chosen to jettison a... Read more

  • Day3: Blogging 100 days Challenge; Jan goal met

    1/28/2020 4:56:46 AM, by SPARKNB

    Too sleepy to do a good job blogging again (4:51 am) so: 3 victories: 1) Jan goal of lose 10 pounds 2) Worked out (tho no yoga) 3) Meatless Monday cooking (potato pancakes (a k a latkes) =yum!) 3 blessings 1) potato pancakes 2) losing 10 pounds 3) my cat and my fam 3 goals ... Read more

  • new recipie

    1/27/2020 9:27:43 PM, by IMREITE

    i made beef straganoff in the instant pot. the meat was a little dry but it was not as tough as when i made it in the frying pan... Read more

  • Thank you! Your CBD sharing was top notch. Such a controversial topic!

    1/27/2020 1:45:30 PM, by CTUPTON

    My right shoulder has begun hurting badly. My daughter has this in a stick, like deodorant comes in. I tend to use pain patches from the drug store. I used her CBD stick on an arm area and one time on my shoulder pain. It did help. She says not all brands work! ANd it is expensive. So trying one t... Read more

  • Sheet pan baked veggies (for 1 week of lunches)

    1/27/2020 1:23:14 PM, by CTUPTON

    I got this from a friend: She makes enough for 1 week of lunches. At lunch time she adds meat or tuna or whatever to make a quick, filling meal. I have not done this yet. I need to buy veggies first. 267 773 69 369 198 I make one sheet pan meal on Sunday or Monday, pop it ... Read more

  • Almost Three Weeks Since My Accident

    1/27/2020 9:21:29 AM, by AQUAGIRL08

    I spent another week laying low due to my head injury. When I get up and walk around too much, the vibration of my steps literally makes my head feel like my brain is moving around. The neurologist said that this phenomenon often occurs after head trauma, mild or not. It's very irritating and caus... Read more

  • Day 2: Blogging 100 days Challenge

    1/27/2020 2:59:14 AM, by SPARKNB

    Stayed up too late last night (got 203 spark points in the end yesterday & could have gotten another 50 but it was 5:30 in the AM! (I have my spark set to int'l date line time cuz I'm a night owl, and hated having my 'day' split by the clock.) Inet runs better late at night when no one else is on it... Read more

  • Chin Up!

    1/27/2020 2:22:09 AM, by KAVDEO

    I ended up fizzling out on my monthly resolution as well but not in a bad way. Instead of trying to do things on my own I consulted a nutritionist for help. I am a kidney transplant recipient and it has not been even a year for me. So my doctor suggested to consult a registered nutritionist. ... Read more

  • Lifestyle

    1/26/2020 9:49:44 AM, by JERZRN

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  • Day 1: Blogging 100 days Challenge

    1/26/2020 5:10:19 AM, by SPARKNB

    I did *spark* last week, and that's not my plan. Maybe it was not taking my thyroid Rx, maybe it was the cycle of the moon, who knows why? Regardless, I'm back at it today, going for 200 points! (thanks sparkRecipes 2-ingredient pumpkin muffins, which I needed to double-check the directions on.... Read more

  • short week

    1/25/2020 12:13:32 AM, by IMREITE

    after florida trip, i only had to work 2 days. there was drama and system issues so i am glad i only had 2 days of work... Read more

  • Outside

    1/24/2020 11:33:09 AM, by KATIBUG49

    Our lovely weather, beautiful as long as I can stay inside where it's warm.... Read more

  • it's thursday

    1/23/2020 1:05:14 PM, by MOMMY445

    i'm feeling a lot better today. my daughter just has one exam today and she is done for the day. she is well prepared for it and for her other exams, too.both budgie birds say cheep, cheep! Have a terrific day, everyone!... Read more

  • How am I feeling right now?

    1/23/2020 10:28:25 AM, by PRINCESSDOVE

    Right now I feel okay. I feel empty, confused, worried. I do not know where life is going to take me. I feel like I am floating in the ocean with no land in sight. But I know and truly believe that I will make it through. I will find peace and calm and make something out of me. Its going to take tim... Read more

  • Looking for part time job now for over a month.

    1/23/2020 9:51:08 AM, by TEDDYTEDDY

    Have been retired 4 years now and it’s hard to find a part time job. I need to work so I can make my budget work. I haven’t even had an interview yet but I keep looking cause ‘God helps those who help themselves.” Going to the gym 3 to 4 times a week helps keep me sane. When I don’t get enough ex... Read more

  • My Coat Was Begging for Mercy

    1/23/2020 8:24:37 AM, by 240POINT6

    I do car duty every morning at my school. I smile broadly, open doors and help children greet the new day. Right before Christmas I noticed my coat was begging for mercy. I could zip it but it fit much like a sausage casing fits around ground pork. I have been putting one foot in front of the other ... Read more

  • Welcome 2020

    1/23/2020 7:33:35 AM, by FIT4HZGLORY

    New Year, New Mind, New Focus Let's make this a wonderful and heathy year by focusing on what is good and right for us to get healthy and to maintain our health! 104 9 381... Read more

  • back from vacation

    1/22/2020 7:58:39 PM, by IMREITE

    way to short but it was fun. my inlaws were great, the retired in florida and things are going well. my mil has health issues but when she sees older people being active she is more motivated to find doctors to help her... Read more

  • it's wednesday

    1/22/2020 2:10:17 PM, by MOMMY445

    my daughter finished one of her final exams this morning. she has another final exam tomorrow, one more on friday and then one final exam next monday. then she starts the second semester next thursday. she is on a semestered system at her high school. she has four subjects from september to january... Read more