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  • Wednesday wrist update

    7/15/2020 7:45:15 AM, by AKA_TROUBLE

    So, the ortho went over my MRI images and showed me where I tore a little rip in a cartilage that goes around the outside of my wrist, but nothing was broken loose. Still attached, just a small tear. There is lots of liquid in there which is what causes all the swelling. No need for surgery, just th... Read more

  • All You Need Is Love

    7/15/2020 6:29:58 AM, by MOLLIEMAC Complements of the Vancouver Symphony, Dan Mangan and BC Health Care Workers. Enjoy!!!!... Read more

  • Tuesday July 14th

    7/15/2020 12:23:11 AM, by SISSYFEB48

    Thought this was well worth a post! ... Read more


    7/14/2020 3:58:23 PM, by LOWFATVEGAN

    40 I. HAVE. NO. CRAVINGS. 40 Whaaaaat? I'll say it again, I have no cravings. It's a simple statement but for me it is more intensely charged emotionally that anything else I can think of right now. If you've had years of really overwhelming food cravings you know what I'm feeli... Read more

  • Tackling one dreaded task a day

    7/14/2020 10:04:01 AM, by MRSLIVINGWELL

    Except for the days when I was healing from stepping on a bee in my flip flops two weeks ago, I have been sticking to our morning walks after an early breakfast. Then I have tried to make myself tackle one outside job I hate to do. Today, that was removing the trees that popped up in the garden afte... Read more

  • Tuesday is Ortho day

    7/14/2020 6:51:33 AM, by AKA_TROUBLE

    Off to see the ortho about my MRI results in a little bit. They have 7 AM appointments - Yay! I'll let you know how it went tomorrow morning. I will need to work a little bit later today since I won't be logged on at 7, but that's OK. It was pretty cool last night, so I opened the house up and... Read more

  • How to Try and Maintain Some Normalcy

    7/13/2020 2:36:15 PM, by MOLLIEMAC

    This article appeared today from the site Sidebar, worth reading and sharing!
    / And for some entertainment for those of us who are definitely not fashionistas, these showings from the various design houses in the Fashion centres of the world might cause some a... Read more

  • Was it a bear? The dog was more scary.

    7/13/2020 11:05:31 AM, by WINACHST

    My run yesterday was interrupted, I chose to go through the woods route for the shade and when I was almost through, I heard a branch snap and then what sounded like when a dog shakes all the water out of its fur. I am thinking there was a bear off the trail in the brush. The growth is too thick to... Read more

  • Another Monday morning

    7/13/2020 7:23:53 AM, by AKA_TROUBLE

    Here it is Monday again and I am not wanting to log on to work. I will, but I don't want to. Got my son's taxes done yesterday, but had to print them off - for some reason it won't let me e-file his with no taxable income. Will get them into an envelope with a stamp and set them out for the mai... Read more

  • Sunday July 12th - another great recipe

    7/13/2020 1:49:44 AM, by SISSYFEB48

    Sundays we always have dessert and I was the cook today. Someone accidentally opened a second container of almond milk that I needed to use, plus we had an abundance of avocados. I have never liked bananas, (even as a baby according to my mom) so I don’t make any of those desserts that use them... Read more

  • Relaxing Sunday

    7/12/2020 7:34:17 AM, by AKA_TROUBLE

    And I can relax today because I did get the taxes filed yesterday. I do still have to finish the laundry, but there's only one load, so not a big deal. I do also need to make an Aldi run for fresh produce for the week, but that's not gonna take much time. My book club has their monthly zoom meeting ... Read more

  • Saturday July 11th

    7/12/2020 12:27:32 AM, by SISSYFEB48

    I made this for dinner today....and I kid you not, everyone thought there was ground beef in the sauce. I switched a can of pasta sauce for the tomatoes, and added some fennel seed to the sauce, because that is what we like. But it was definitely a make again vegan dinner. Here is the site I go... Read more

  • I Must Have Known

    7/11/2020 2:24:07 PM, by MOLLIEMAC

    Sixteen years ago we relocated from eastern Ontario to the Annapolis Valley of Nova Scotia. I left an area that was based on a limestone shelf with hot steamy summer days and very cold and snowbound winters and entered a region of rich soil surrounded by granite and basalt hills, abundant water and... Read more

  • Weekend Wondering

    7/11/2020 7:57:01 AM, by AKA_TROUBLE

    I kind of wish the title could be Weekend Wandering, but I don't dare. Case numbers are rising again. Even here where we are supposedly doing a slower opening. I get it, people are tired of being cooped up, but that doesn't mean that they should start being irresponsible when let out of their homes.... Read more

  • Friday July 10th - some humor for the end of the week

    7/11/2020 12:04:39 AM, by SISSYFEB48

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  • I'll Be Your Hero

    7/10/2020 5:06:20 PM, by KALISWALKER

    Niki's lovely tribute to the medical professionals caring for the sick during this crisis. This will bring a tear to your eye. Please share.
    e=emb_rel_end Niki is a long time family friend.... Read more

  • Another TGIF!

    7/10/2020 8:32:01 AM, by AKA_TROUBLE

    I really am thankful it's Friday this week - I've been very busy at work, but when I look back, I can't remember what I did. Not good. What is good is that it's raining here. A nice steady slow rain. The humidity may still be up since it's actually raining, but the muggy feeling seems to have ... Read more

  • Thursday July 9th

    7/10/2020 1:09:33 AM, by SISSYFEB48

    Today I was the cook....made Mongolian tofu with brown rice. It was so good there were no leftovers from the 5 of us. Then I also baked sourdough whole wheat bread. ... Read more

  • June Progress and July Goals

    7/9/2020 5:34:59 PM, by SIOBHANKNITS

    June Goals: 1. Continue to keep up my good eating habits: track everything, stay in range, & no SOS. 2. Continue to walk 4+ miles three days a week and 1+ miles three days a week. 3. Add at least one session of ST/PT each week this month. 4. Keep good sleep habits, going to bed on time a... Read more

  • Thursday Thinks

    7/9/2020 7:43:17 AM, by AKA_TROUBLE

    I think, therefore I am. ~ René Descartes I think it's very hot and humid and that I will stay inside again today. I think I'm very glad I had the split A/C units installed last summer. I think I am very lucky - I have a job I can do from home, a son who doesn't want to go out, and a few f... Read more

  • Wednesday July 8 another mask order completed

    7/9/2020 12:10:53 AM, by SISSYFEB48

    I was asked by a friend for an order of masks for a university group in Quebec. They needed to be able to be machine washable and go into a dryer. So, I decided no nose wires that get mangled in those machines. I did different styles and sizes, but I used all the same fabric for the 16 masks s... Read more

  • 7/8 Hump Day

    7/8/2020 7:04:24 AM, by AKA_TROUBLE

    This week seems long already after last week and the long weekend. But it's only Wednesday - Hump Day - once we get past today, it's all downhill to the weekend. It clouded up in the afternoon again yesterday, but this time it did rain - really hard for about 2 minutes, then it was done. When I... Read more

  • Tuesday July 7th Thank You

    7/7/2020 9:48:17 PM, by SISSYFEB48

    Thanks for all the spark goodies and kind words for my day in the spotlight. So glad I am a part of this great team! ... Read more

  • Tuesday 7/7

    7/7/2020 6:59:21 AM, by AKA_TROUBLE

    Happy Birthday. Pop! Today is my step-father's birthday. I started calling him Pop when I was learning to drive. He had an Excaliber kit car that he had bought and repaired and when he got it running I went up and said, "Hey, Pop, can I have the keys to the car?" as a joke. And he's been Pop ever ... Read more

  • Monday July 6th

    7/6/2020 11:44:51 PM, by SISSYFEB48

    This was my afternoon. Made whole wheat sourdough crackers to use up 3 cups of extra sourdough starter I had accumulated. I topped them with Trader Joe's "Everything Except the Bagel" Seasoning mix. They were disappearing off the counter almost as soon as I got them out of the oven, so they ... Read more

  • Monday 7/6

    7/6/2020 9:36:18 PM, by AKA_TROUBLE

    Today was a fairly busy work day, but not as bad as sometimes after a holiday weekend, so I can't complain. I made a trip out to the old house to pay the landscapers - I have to keep the grass cut until the closing - it's just another utility to me. Haven't heard any complaints from the buyers,... Read more

  • The Power of a Good Book

    7/6/2020 12:14:46 PM, by MOLLIEMAC

    On June 1 I became "homeless", leaving my sold property and moving into an Airbnb for three weeks as I waited for the completion of my new home. I lost internet connection on May 29 and until yesterday was offline apart from occasional check-ins while visiting family. Was I lost without connectivi... Read more

  • July 5th....points

    7/5/2020 11:10:49 AM, by SISSYFEB48

    The last several years at this site I have worked really hard to collect the points to get to the top level. Today I Crossed that threshold. If only I had managed to be as successful at losing and keeping the weight off. In that area, I am still a work in process. However, I know if I can ac... Read more

  • Neighborhood fireworks

    7/5/2020 7:48:33 AM, by AKA_TROUBLE

    Last night was loud and colorful in my neighborhood. The fireworks started about 9:15 as the sun was finally setting and the main chunk went on for a good hour. Someone spent quite a bit of money as some of what I could see from my 4-season room was professional quality. And I know it wasn't the cit... Read more

  • Saturday 4th of July

    7/4/2020 2:30:53 PM, by SISSYFEB48

    Happy 4th of July. May this be the year where we commit ourselves to ensuring the the freedoms and rights proclaimed in the Declaration of Independence are granted to all Americans, without discrimination or bias. May the values our flag stand for be guaranteed for all citizens, including Puer... Read more

  • Happy Independence Day!

    7/4/2020 8:19:51 AM, by AKA_TROUBLE

    Happy 4th of July to all my American friends. Please stay safe - leave the fireworks to the professionals.... Read more

  • Friday July 3rd

    7/4/2020 12:59:07 AM, by SISSYFEB48

    When you use a lot of images and post them on the community goal feed they add up seriously. They don’t add from this feed, it’s just trying to get the 21 points for community feed....that’s 7 a day.. And Unfortunately you can only delete them one by one at a time. Just spent a good amount of ... Read more

  • Do plants respond when you talk to them?

    7/3/2020 8:26:31 PM, by WINACHST

    The weather was hot and humid and the gnats made it even more miserable to be out side. Yesterday was hot, but the humidity was lower and I was out in the garden all day weeding one of our plots. We try not to use chemicals so I was weeding by hand. It is a large plot and I spent about 7 hours out t... Read more

  • Paid Holiday 7/3

    7/3/2020 7:49:48 AM, by AKA_TROUBLE

    Normally the 4th would be the paid holiday, but since it's on the weekend this year, we get today off. I am very grateful I get paid holidays as I am well aware that not everyone does. I have friends who are working both today and tomorrow because that's what their jobs require. I think this is... Read more

  • Thursday July 2nd

    7/2/2020 7:44:08 PM, by SISSYFEB48

    Am delighted with these half yard sections of fabric I ordered 5 weeks ago. These are for masks, and give people a really nice choice in colors, etc. Love being able to play with these kinds of fabrics.... 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

  • Thursday 7/2

    7/2/2020 7:25:52 AM, by AKA_TROUBLE

    Found out at yesterday's meeting that I don't have to be at today's for the full time. Still, I am hoping to get out a little early since I put in so many hours Monday and Wednesday. We have tomorrow off for a long holiday weekend. No plans made, yet. A quiet sunrise this morning as there were ... Read more

  • Day 5 Whew, Sugar Addiction. Who knew?

    7/1/2020 5:34:50 PM, by LOWFATVEGAN

    Day 5 of no dairy, sugar or flour. For me that includes sweeteners both natural and artificial. The reward center of the brain, especially the nucleus accumbens, releases dopamine when we eat these foods. Those of us who are particularly susceptible can become addicted to those foods. Why? It's the ... Read more

  • Hello July

    7/1/2020 7:48:07 AM, by AKA_TROUBLE

    What a way to start the month - I have an all-day meeting from 9-5 even though I start work at 7. I will have those 2 hours to get some real work done. And no, I can't just go in at 9 because part of my job is to check on all the overnight loads and deal with any issues that happened. That needs to... Read more

  • July 1st - Canada Day

    7/1/2020 3:23:38 AM, by SISSYFEB48

    This is a first....virtual Canada Day, recommendation is only gathering with your household bubble. And this was in the newspaper to put in your window....virtual Canada Day image usually done in huge gatherings. We are still celebrating and having burgers on the grill!... Read more

  • Tuesday June 30

    6/30/2020 11:03:27 AM, by SISSYFEB48

    Hard to believe we are at the end of June, even though it seems like it has felt like a really long month! ... Read more

  • The End of June

    6/30/2020 7:34:45 AM, by AKA_TROUBLE

    Today is the last day of June - hard to believe the year is half over. Logged onto work yesterday and this week immediately got worse. I didn't get any of my planned work done because I had to take care of a production issue that came up over the weekend. It was a very long day, too, since I h... Read more

  • Monday June 29th

    6/29/2020 7:21:13 PM, by SISSYFEB48

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  • July. Lucky 7

    6/29/2020 12:52:44 PM, by LETSGOPLAY

    26 specific for July 244 595 It is the 7th month so I have 2 lists with 7 things. I have been working on these for some time- so it is not too much. Have been baby stepping to this point. 7 health commitments for July- 8 ST 3 times a week 8 Flexibility- Stretch - yoga Tai chi D... Read more

  • Monday, Monday...

    6/29/2020 6:55:05 AM, by AKA_TROUBLE

    Today promises to be interesting at work as everyone realizes we have 2 and a half days to get a week's worth of work done. It's a short week to start with as the company gives us Friday off for the Fourth of July holiday, but then we have a day and a half meeting all day Wednesday and Thursday 9-no... Read more

  • Sunday June 28th

    6/29/2020 1:29:15 AM, by SISSYFEB48

    Today was a beautiful summer Sunday, sunshine and a slight breeze. Not too hot, just what is really comfortable. Hope you had a great day filled with blessings. ... Read more

  • Last Sunday in June

    6/28/2020 8:34:15 PM, by AKA_TROUBLE

    Some close friends had a small birthday party at their house today. I was invited because I just had mine and they hadn't celebrated it. The company was small, but pleasant. Vegan food was provided including a tasty walnut cake with a small vegan chocolate decoration. I am going to have to be extra ... 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

  • Saturday June 27....Speaking of masks....

    6/28/2020 1:17:15 AM, by SISSYFEB48

    I have a couple of large orders to fill....about 40 total. These are 12 finished, 10 on hand from last week, and 24 cut out. Got a notice today that 4 more meters of 8 different fabrics (in half meter cuts)I ordered online is on it’s way to me from Ontario. Am having a lot of fun finding fa... Read more

  • Friday June 26th

    6/26/2020 11:34:02 PM, by SISSYFEB48

    And sometimes the beginning of the task was easier than when it turns into a long haul. But we can choose to make a difference in many of our choices. In the words of our wonderful Provincial Health Minister Dr. Bonnie Henry: ... Read more

  • Is Bigfoot living in the woods near me?

    6/26/2020 11:27:06 AM, by WINACHST

    Yesterday, I mowed the grass on the hill. It took me an hour. I mowed down some brush in an area I am trying to clear. Unfortunately, that area may be close to that grouse's nest because she came running out and started to chase me. But when I moved away from the brush line, she stayed at a distance... Read more

  • TGIF 6/26

    6/26/2020 7:45:43 AM, by AKA_TROUBLE

    OK, the buyers fixed the discrepancy in the contract and I signed it this morning. If we can get through the next little bit, the old house is sold, tentative closing on 8/7. Soon I will be able to stop hemorrhaging money. In other news it looks like it might rain today - forecast calls for a h... Read more

  • Beginning Saturday

    6/25/2020 5:37:54 PM, by LOWFATVEGAN

    I have been failing with eating lately. The cravings are so intense; I can't eat sugar, flour or dairy in moderation without them triggering cravings. I've gained 10 pounds trying to get off of flour and dairy due to the intense cravings that come when I don't eat them every day. The sugar cravings ... Read more

  • Thursday - the day after

    6/25/2020 7:09:30 AM, by AKA_TROUBLE

    First off, THANK YOU ALL for all the wonderful birthday wishes that were sent to me yesterday. To top it all off, the listing for my old house went live late yesterday afternoon and the first showing was at 8:30 (after I was in bed) and I opened my email this morning and the first thing I saw was ... Read more

  • Wednesday June 24th

    6/25/2020 1:20:36 AM, by SISSYFEB48

    pe=3566885 Today was my turn to cook again and I made vegan tacos using vegetables, beans and lots of seasonings for lunch. They were wonderful, and we never missed the beef. For supper I made whole wheat pasta with a vegan pest... Read more

  • Had To Say Goodbye To Roxy Today...

    6/24/2020 9:07:38 PM, by ROXYZMOM

    My heart is broken. 💔 ... Read more

  • 6/24/20 Happy Hump Day

    6/24/2020 6:29:03 AM, by AKA_TROUBLE

    Happy Birthday to Me! It's going to be a miserable day at work - back to back meetings almost the entire day and I will have very little time to get up and walk around. I AM going to make sure I get off at 3 today. No working late like I did Monday and Tuesday and probably will tomorrow. ... Read more

  • Osteoarthritis

    6/23/2020 8:15:25 PM, by SIOBHANKNITS

    I’ve known I have osteoarthritis (OA) for quite some time but it has not affected my daily life much until recently. I have it mostly in both feet, and right knee and hip. I also have it in my lumbar spine, but that has not yet become symptomatic, thankfully. I’m having pain when I walk now in ... Read more

  • Tuesday June 23rd....haircut

    6/23/2020 7:27:14 PM, by SISSYFEB48

    Now that it has been over 4 months since I had a haircut, and I had cut everyone else’s hair twice in these 4 months, today I decided what the is just hair. So I took the hair clippers and scissors to my head. I threw away all the hair I cut off in the backyard for the birds....the... Read more

  • Tuesday 6/23

    6/23/2020 7:41:17 AM, by AKA_TROUBLE

    Yesterday was pretty boring to watch. I walked in the house because it was muggy outside. The thunderstorms last night were just a low rumbling grumble with a steady rain and no wind. It did cool it off nicely, so I have opened the house this morning to air it out. Since it's only supposed to get up... Read more

  • Monday June 22

    6/23/2020 2:37:26 AM, by SISSYFEB48

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  • Monday and back to it

    6/22/2020 6:55:21 AM, by AKA_TROUBLE

    I spent a pretty lazy weekend. I did make one grocery run on Saturday to get some fresh produce and frozen veggies and another on Sunday because my son was out of PB&J and the store I get that from also has good frozen veggies, so I got more of those. You xan never have too many frozen veggies - I'v... Read more

  • Saturday June 20

    6/20/2020 11:07:57 AM, by SISSYFEB48

    Happy beginning to Summer Raining here today ... Read more

  • Friday June 19th

    6/19/2020 7:11:07 PM, by SISSYFEB48

    Trying to post today's images for Juneteenth.... ... Read more

  • Friday - Last day of Spring

    6/19/2020 7:06:25 AM, by AKA_TROUBLE

    Today is the official last day of Spring. It's also going to be the hottest day we've had yet this year where I live. Haven't heard from my ortho, yet - probably later today. I woke up this morning and realized I forgot to go out to the old house last night and put the garbage out. Oh, well. It... Read more

  • Wednesday June 17th

    6/17/2020 11:40:41 PM, by SISSYFEB48

    I'd wear this shirt in a heartbeat! ... Read more

  • MRI Wednesday

    6/17/2020 9:10:01 PM, by AKA_TROUBLE

    Went and had my MRI today - worst part was by the time we were done, my shoulder hurt from having my arm essentially over my head even if it was horizontally. My shoulder just isn't used to that for such prolonged periods. Won't hear anything for a day or two - doc has to look at it, then he will le... Read more

  • One Month

    6/16/2020 11:25:06 PM, by MELVEGGIE

    Today is the one month anniversary of my little brother's death. It has been a very difficult month. In fact, I have been thinking about how much has happened this spring, and I can't believe how much my life has changed. Some of the changes have been good, but honestly, it has been mostly bad... Read more

  • Tuesday June 16th

    6/16/2020 11:21:39 PM, by SISSYFEB48

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  • Tuesday and x-rays

    6/16/2020 6:51:32 PM, by AKA_TROUBLE

    So Sunday late afternoon I was pulling up weeds and heard something go POP and my wrist ceased to function without pain. I could feel/hear grinding when I moved my hand from palm up to palm down or vice versa. I called my ortho yesterday and was able to snag a 7 AM appointment for this morning. That... 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

  • My best friend

    6/16/2020 11:51:41 AM, by SIOBHANKNITS

    I learned that last week, on June 8, was Best Friends Day. I met my best friend Judith at the YMCA we both went to in 2003. We met in a walking group that did an hour walk each Tuesday and Thursday morning before we went to work. As we got to know each other over the weeks and months, we found ... Read more

  • Tuesday

    6/16/2020 9:55:38 AM, by KATIKOHT

    Tracked the day yesterday, and also did a 45 minute bike ride on my new wheels! It was hard (living in an area with lots of hills). But, I ran an errand and got in a bike ride and it felt really good at the end. I didn't hold myself to my calorie goal yesterday, but its all logged and I did.... Read more