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  • Thanks

    10/30/2020 9:30:57 PM, by JUDITHANNIE

    Just want to thank everyone for all the goodies and wishes for my Anniversary. I'm very late on thanking everyone. Spark friends are the best.... Read more

  • Friday

    10/30/2020 4:43:32 PM, by PICKIE98

    LIstening to John Denver... Our neighbor came over to borrow our steam cleaner. I offered it to them about two months ago, but they waited until it is rainy and cold here. We know enough to do it when we can still open all of the windows and have a great breeze to dry the carpet. Oh well, I... Read more

  • My sweet husband

    10/30/2020 12:11:30 PM, by KATYPATTY

    My husband just got the news yesterday from his doctor that he has high blood pressure and diabetes. This was a big shocker for him. So now I am going to help him learn how to eat for his health. This is going to be some journey. He has never even tried to diet!... Read more

  • Handy-dandy water bottle

    10/29/2020 9:42:29 PM, by ANNIESADVENTURE

    This is the water bottle I purchased last Summer. There are many styles on the market. This one is by 64HYDRO. I chose one with an inspirational message. The spring-loaded button-snap lid is easy to open and close. Unwanted flying insects can't get in when unattended between sips. The drink... Read more

  • Getting Back On Track

    10/29/2020 8:41:34 PM, by ATHENADRUID

    My husband and I have been working on our marriage. After our separation and I met someone else, I found out that he was already married. Yeah. I wasn't happy when I found that out. I ended up ending that relationship and reconnecting with my husband. My husband and I are getting better and communic... Read more

  • Thursday

    10/29/2020 1:25:46 PM, by PICKIE98

    Today is all about phone calls, bill-paying and doing little things around the house that nobody notices. Shower curtain liner, grout, organi8zxing things. A good day to do it: windy, dark and cool outside.... Read more

  • Wednesday

    10/28/2020 12:30:39 PM, by PICKIE98

    I am the caretaker for now. I went to grocery store/pharmacy early this morning, came home and started housework, laundry again. I have skipped my regular workout these past couple days due to being on the go doing hard work all day. Between stairs many times a day, pushing DD wheelch... Read more

  • Update!

    10/28/2020 6:16:38 AM, by MISSA526

    My Mom's chrome is going as well as can be expected. She's very tired and nauseous. My dad takes care of making her little bits of food, that she hopefully won't throw up. I'm doing my laundry and her's every week and light cleaning. I would being doing more but my right knee/leg is basically ... Read more

  • Feeling MUCH Better

    10/27/2020 6:52:12 PM, by DOLLYDUMPLING

    I have been working hard on this weight loss. I started (again) on October 16th. To date, the scales say I've lost 6#. I'm really afraid it's not true. I have been very mindful of what I eat and when and when I exercise --- or don't. I'm trying to drink lots of water. Hopefully, I will learn to ea... Read more

  • Tuesday

    10/27/2020 1:43:05 PM, by PICKIE98

    A lot of phone calls, DD getting tests at hospital. I am skipping my regular workout today,, I pushed a wheelchair all over the hospital, so am very tired. Doing laundry before next possible round of getting DD medical help.... Read more

  • WIO Challenge

    10/27/2020 9:46:05 AM, by GRAMDEB16

    I made French (Woman Don’t Get Fat) Toast for my daughter and myself. Had to sub Eggland’s best egg for the egg beaters. I was very good and I will make it again. Thanks for the challenge Diane!... Read more

  • Monday

    10/26/2020 12:53:43 PM, by PICKIE98

    Today is just as bleary as yesterday as far as the weather, but it is great day for me. I was blessed to get a senior flu shot. I was going to wait to get a lesser one from my doctor, but Kroger has the senior version, which is the most potent one. I went out to get DD Rx and casually asked ... Read more

  • Are you loving or resisting your plan?

    10/26/2020 11:32:44 AM, by ANNIESADVENTURE

    The link is to a 2016 Spark article, 8 Practical Ways to Stop Resisting What's Good for You. https://www.sparkpeople.com/re
    source/article_comments.as
    p?id=2160&type=1 From the article: According to therapist Lisa Bahar, resistance might not be as harmless as you think. "When we r... Read more

  • Good bye sweet tea

    10/25/2020 9:21:43 PM, by MRSTUGGY

    So I would get anywhere from 1 to 4 sweet teas a day depending on my work schedule. Working 2 jobs is a challenge sometimes leaving one job I would go to McDonald’s and get a cheeseburger and sweet tea. Now I skip it all together and get a water when I get to my second job. Not only that but I woul... Read more

  • Bucket list

    10/25/2020 8:09:38 PM, by SMILE7737

    My Bucket list: 1- try another hobby 2- walk/hike/climb trails w/o worrying 3- volunteer regularly... Read more

  • Sunday

    10/25/2020 1:43:57 PM, by PICKIE98

    It is still as dark at noon as it was last night. Here comes winter...... Read more

  • Saturday

    10/24/2020 12:19:56 PM, by PICKIE98

    I increased my leg exercises by five reps each.... Read more

  • October goals met

    10/23/2020 4:08:24 PM, by ANNIESADVENTURE

    A few goals I met this month... From my goal list. Goal 2. Two more pounds to break through that number where I keep getting stuck. Done 10/22/20. Time for a little happy dance. So good to be below that number where I usually relax and start regaining pounds. Staying strong this time. ... Read more

  • Friday

    10/23/2020 2:44:32 PM, by PICKIE98

    It is raining and hailing. It is also 73 degrees. Whew. A great day to be outside servicing an A/C condensor! I continue my workout and may add some new ones with hand weights... Read more

  • I won't quit

    10/22/2020 8:08:59 PM, by JANETSJAMMING

    I am going to keep at this. I lost 30 pounds and gained it back after injuries side lined me. I gained another 20 pounds when started quarantine. I have lost 14 pounds and have 8 pounds to go to get back to precovid weight. I am at my first plateau since starting. My goal is lose a pound a week so i... Read more

  • Thursday

    10/22/2020 3:00:24 PM, by PICKIE98

    I increased my bicep curls to 55 reps each side and it went well. I will continue that until I feel no stretching or effort. The annual furnace maintenance is tomorrow, so check that off for another year. My furnace had an expected life of about ten years and it is past twenty years now, so ... Read more

  • Determined

    10/21/2020 11:01:22 PM, by ANAKIE

    I have started losing again. I am determined to get down below 200# by Christmas. I have a plan. DH hasn't sabotaged me in well over a week. I will do this! ... Read more

  • Wednesday

    10/21/2020 5:01:29 PM, by PICKIE98

    Today I worked in the yard. I mowed grass and mulched a LOT of leaves. The red(crimson) maple tree has huge leaves with thick veins, so they can wind around the axle and blade assembly, so I do them when it is relatively dry. WE got a real downpour last night, but it dried up nicely by ... Read more

  • Mom's going in for chemo today

    10/21/2020 3:55:04 AM, by MISSA526

    I woke up at 1 am with my head buzzy with a hundred thoughts. I have plenty to do today while my mom's getting her treatment, it's supposed to last 6 hours. I'm going to do her laundry and mine, clean the bathroom, possibly do dishes, exercise - upper body, core, and PT exercises for knee. I'm going... Read more

  • Tuesday

    10/20/2020 7:28:01 PM, by PICKIE98

    I called yesterday to make sure the doc's office had a flu vaccine. I got there this morning and they were all gone. They have back-ordered for next week, so I am to call next Thursday. I did increase my bicep curls to 55 reps each side. Not exactly guns,, more like pea shooters, but I co... Read more

  • Monday

    10/19/2020 3:09:55 PM, by PICKIE98

    I resumed my leg exercises and continue to do the bicep curls.. I may increase them by a couple tonight. Tomorrow is flu shot day.... Read more

  • Keto-friendly burger ideas

    10/19/2020 12:16:22 PM, by ANNIESADVENTURE

    In September I posted the blog, Big Mac in a Bowl, with this graphic: There are videos on You Tube about converting fast food to keto-friendly. The Diet Chef, Joe Duff, has videos for McDonalds and Taco Bell. Here is the link to the McDonald video: https://www.youtube.com/watc
    h?v=WZzk... Read more

  • Our son's wedding day...and some TOPS info

    10/19/2020 8:28:42 AM, by BMIHALIC

    I've know about our son's wedding day at least since July...when he and his fiancee both got COVID 19!! He was really sick with a high fever, cough, extreme fatigue, rash, bleeding gums, no appetite, but thank GOD he did not end up in the hospital!! It was decided by him and Mia,k his fiancee, tha... Read more

  • Serenity Sunday

    10/18/2020 10:15:12 PM, by FUNLOVEN

    I love Sundays! It is a day that I have come to devote to only those things that help me feel serene. No demands. No expectations. No chores. No cooking. Only those activities which nurture me and fill my "bucket" for the upcoming week. I spend most of the morning trying to evaluate where... Read more

  • Sunday

    10/18/2020 3:31:39 PM, by PICKIE98

    Jeanne, yes I would be out there in a heartbeat if not for the virus. ILOVE California, would love to live there.. Today it is rainy, damp and windy, so I am paying bills. I LOVE doing that job. (sarcasm) I am only doing my bicep curls today. I can do more tomorrow.... Read more

  • Saturday

    10/17/2020 2:51:24 PM, by PICKIE98

    Yesterday I went to the car wash and cleaned my car out for the season; glad to vac all of that beach sand out. I just made it to my garage and it started to rain. Let me know if you need rain next year and I will wash my car, it never fails. We set out mouse baits, came inside to putz aroun... Read more

  • Friday

    10/16/2020 7:05:21 PM, by PICKIE98

    We turned our ballots in today.... Read more

  • Thursday

    10/15/2020 7:20:44 PM, by PICKIE98

    DD passed another stone this morning, so it is a belated birthday gift for her. IT is all relative. We did a lot of walking today, tomorrow is filling out a ballot and taking it to the clerk's office.... Read more

  • Starting to feel better

    10/15/2020 7:49:53 AM, by GRAMDEB16

    I have antibiotics now and am starting to feel better. Rascal does not feel itchy, 12 hours after his allergy shot. Thanks for the well wishes Spark friends! I am ready to get back to reorganizing the house. Since Aiyana moved out, I have been working on deep cleaning and reorganizing an area ... Read more

  • HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO DD!

    10/14/2020 5:59:58 PM, by PICKIE98

    Today is my DD birthday. She is under the weather, so we just stayed home and will get her favorite take-out tomorrow if she feels better. I cannot believe she is a year older already. Time flies with love. ... Read more

  • This is going to be a challenging day

    10/14/2020 10:17:07 AM, by GRAMDEB16

    I called my doc office cause I think I have a bladder infection, but they don’t have any openings, so I have to go to immediate care. I also called the vet cause Rascal is Super Itchy. He woke me up rubbing himself on the floor. It started last week and I thought he needed a bath, so I gave him one,... Read more

  • Tuesday

    10/13/2020 1:36:59 PM, by PICKIE98

    Today I stay home and do some workouts. Housework and using my hand weights, moving and hauling things, cleaning. Busy is, as busy does!... Read more

  • Back to what works

    10/12/2020 11:31:31 PM, by RACH2701

    Last year I was diagnosed with an autoimmune disorder that affected my thyroid. Though I felt lousy most of the time, the one ‘positive’ side effect was weight loss. For the first time in my life, I was eating whatever I wanted and losing weight (that really happens!) People started noticing and th... Read more

  • Monday

    10/12/2020 6:34:37 PM, by PICKIE98

    Today the plan was to go to the pharmacy and get flu shots.. Mine was out of stock, but DD got her injection. Everything we shopped for that I needed, was out of stock. Oh well. Not supposed to be..... Read more

  • Saturday

    10/10/2020 7:43:57 PM, by PICKIE98

    Today was all about getting a haircut. Out came the sharp objects and grooming kit. After going to the Beauty Academy for over 60 years, I can do the cuts myself except the back. DD did mine and it is really short. All we have to do is follow the guides and we are done. Squirrel, birds ... Read more

  • Married

    10/10/2020 6:08:47 PM, by SMILE7737

    The wedding came up really soon! I was supposed to have almost another year to be prepared for a name change, insurances, and lose weight! However, COVID is always messing it up this year. This is a 2 month wedding and just close family and friends. I wouldn't have it any other way. I have been b... Read more

  • Autumn success

    10/10/2020 4:18:22 PM, by ANNIESADVENTURE

    It's a beautiful Autumn day here. Leaves are changing. It was windy yesterday. A rare day without the grands. Got to sleep in this morning. Thursday night the dog kept us awake. I used 2 chili lime crunch salad kits for my one-meal today. The greens were shredded cabbage, red ... Read more

  • Back in the game

    10/9/2020 9:56:04 PM, by MILANMOM1969

    Back at this healthy living thing once again. I have been struggling with stress, depression and anxiety, and have used food to cope entirely too often. Making changes and looking for friends/accountability partners with a similar mindset.... Read more

  • Friday

    10/9/2020 7:13:46 PM, by PICKIE98

    I slept well last night and enjoyed the warm temperatures today.... Read more

  • Thursday

    10/8/2020 5:07:34 AM, by PICKIE98

    Another bad sleep night, so I will make the best of it and get outside in a few hours at sunrise to start to enjoy the gift of a new day!... Read more

  • Wednesday

    10/7/2020 5:08:35 PM, by PICKIE98

    Today is a rest day for me: No cooking or cleaning. It is very windy and mostly sunny, but I had a bad night with barely any sleep, so making iced tea is my biggest feat today.... Read more

  • You ever been the last person to see someone before they died?

    10/6/2020 2:58:24 PM, by AHTRAP

    And not in a hospital or hospice situation, where you know it's coming, just out in the world before someone unexpectedly passes away? That happened to me last month, on September 11, of all days. What's worse, it was someone I was dating for about 5 or 6 weeks at the time. The first fact alone is e... Read more

  • Tuesday

    10/6/2020 2:33:31 PM, by PICKIE98

    It is supposed to be in the 70's this weekend: I am thinking garage haircuts!... Read more

  • Monday

    10/5/2020 6:08:33 PM, by PICKIE98

    Today I am enjoying a sunny day that was supposed to be a rainy one. I am busy doing physical things indoors, but sure do like that sunshine!... Read more

  • Crafty projects

    10/5/2020 1:31:55 PM, by ANNIESADVENTURE

    When you feel like munching, it helps to keep your mind and fingers busy doing something else. If you've never tried doing something creative, you might surprise yourself and discover hidden talents! Just have fun. Thanks to SWEETENUFGILL for posting blogs of recent creative projects she is doi... Read more

  • Drawing a line in the sand

    10/4/2020 6:32:36 PM, by ANNIESADVENTURE

    Drawing a line in the sand can be a powerful visualization... if we follow through. It indicates a turn-around in behavior when we don't like the direction we are going. What are some of your favorite and most effective visualizations on th... Read more

  • Sunday

    10/4/2020 6:22:27 PM, by PICKIE98

    Rain, damp, wet, dark, ick. I miss summer.... Read more

  • Saturday

    10/3/2020 8:41:44 PM, by PICKIE98

    I only let the furnace go on two runs yesterday to take the chill out of the house, but today I was out in the yard doing some work out there, with hoodie and long jeans!... Read more

  • Blood work results

    10/3/2020 9:32:01 AM, by GRAMDEB16

    I am a Type 2 diabetic. Last December my A1C was 6.7% (Diabetic). My bloodwork yesterday showed A1C of 5.5% - which is in the normal range! This is a HUGE result from exercising! So encouraging! Going to do Walk It Out now! Thanks SparkPeople!... Read more

  • Friday

    10/2/2020 1:52:21 PM, by PICKIE98

    Today is cool enough to make me turn the furnace on to get the chill out of the house. Bummer.... Read more

  • Saying for October, a new 'Day 1': If you bite it, write it"

    10/1/2020 2:52:17 PM, by SPARKNB

    Happy October...go get em, goal getters! Was reviewing a few 'sayings'... I'm a whole grain / wheat gal, but found this apropos: "The whiter the bread-the sooner you're dead!" Moved to blog now because of this key-for-me pithy aphorism: I'm making "If you bite it-write it" ... Read more

  • Thursday

    10/1/2020 11:17:02 AM, by PICKIE98

    I am upping some reps on leg workouts, feeling the burn and definition in my arms from the bicep curls.... Read more

  • Debating Goals -end of Sept

    10/1/2020 4:55:40 AM, by SPARKNB

    The title is a play on a couple of things...the US 2020 Pres debate, & my Sept assessment & Oct goals, and debating whether I should even post this. (this 1st part is what I wrote as a comment on someone else's post): My theories, not necessarily original... The bombast of tRump (& that monike... Read more