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  • 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

  • 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

  • Hello 2020!

    1/22/2020 2:43:50 PM, by ILOVEME2016

    I'm wondering what February is going to be like because January/Christmas was kind of crazy. W/out going into the details, there always seems to be those times when you are going through life and then through no fault of your own the people or the situation around you "get weird" and you have d... Read more

  • CBD oil or lotion Has anyone used it?

    1/22/2020 12:32:37 PM, by CTUPTON

    My daughter had me use hers. It looked like a deodorant. I had a "knot" near my wrist. I have many of these. If I press on it , it hurts. So I rubbed her stuff on it. The pain did go away.Even this morning when I press on it, the pain was practically gone. But I am afraid of it. Here is some i... Read more

  • vacation coming to an end

    1/21/2020 11:06:55 PM, by IMREITE

    it was 70s on sunday when we landed in florida. it was 60s on sunday so it felt nice to us, today was 50's. tomorrow it will be 30's when we leave. of couese it will be snowy and 30s back home so it will not be a temperature shock for us. but it was nice to have a couple of days of snow and warmer ... Read more

  • book sale

    1/18/2020 9:58:06 PM, by IMREITE

    picked up some books at the library sale. i also picked up kids books for my nieces and nephew for when they visit... Read more

  • Surprise, surprise!

    1/18/2020 1:42:56 PM, by MRSFIX2007

    I decided to track my intake for the day today and got quite the shock- I am still eating a lot more than I thought I was. Just having a baby a month ago, I am not quite ready to get back into daily/strict food logging as that's not appropriate right now. But I just wanted to see what my intake has ... Read more

  • found the bags... and a leak

    1/18/2020 12:10:34 AM, by IMREITE

    we are going out of town on sunday, i went into the storage room to find the suitcase and carryons. i took a side step to the other corner and i heard squich and my foot was wet. i called my dh and ge helped find the source: the water pump was leaking. probably started late last night. of course i ... Read more

  • stretching

    1/16/2020 11:19:36 PM, by IMREITE

    my goal this week was to focus on stretching. i have done pretty well so far.... Read more

  • cleaning out the fridge

    1/15/2020 9:02:19 PM, by IMREITE

    i am going out of town on sunday till wednesday. i want to eat my produce that may go bad... Read more

  • I had to put my beloved cat down today

    1/15/2020 4:40:01 PM, by NELLJONES

    Poor Siobhan! She was 13 years old and not well. She used to be so fat, but had lost a lot of weight in the last 6 months, she was skin and bones, but eating well. She never missed the litter box. She growled a lot and would hunch on her hind legs and just stand there. This morning she couldn't... Read more

  • the munchies

    1/14/2020 11:34:18 PM, by IMREITE

    ive had the munchies lately. at least i have a lot of fruit i can eat, but i have been wanting chocalate and carby items. i bought some smores flavored trail mix . it wasnt a huge container, but i still finished the whole thing with a couple hours of when i got home.... Read more

  • Go ahead admit it....

    1/14/2020 7:29:23 PM, by 2019ITSTIME

    Go ahead admit it.....Even if you started on the first of January or the 2nd, as I did, even if you just stuck with the basics of eating a little less or moving a little more....you can feel it!! Just think if we can keep it up for the whole month. What an accomplishment. Keep it up and le... Read more

  • plank challenge

    1/12/2020 11:19:09 PM, by IMREITE

    i already can do 30 second planks without a problem. so i am starting at week 4. https://www.runnersworld.com
    /training/a20843584/try-th
    is-8-week-plank-challenge-
    to-get-stronger-from-head-to-toe/... Read more

  • 01/12/2020

    1/12/2020 8:28:33 PM, by RHOOK20047

    Well, things are a scramble around here. Brad's liver enzymes and other counts are somewhat high due to the concentrated dose of chemo he is getting through the HAI pump. Although he feels great, his trip to New York will be pushed out for two weeks. At least now he gets all the tests done at hom... Read more

  • To do list

    1/12/2020 2:42:44 PM, by CTUPTON

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  • nephew visit

    1/12/2020 12:18:30 AM, by IMREITE

    he is 10 weeks old and getting bigger. my brother and his wife only live an hour away so this morning we went it and played with a happy baby. he was in a good mood till he wanted his bottle but them he was happy and played till nap time... Read more

  • Trying to get new hearing aides.

    1/11/2020 10:35:42 AM, by CTUPTON

    I am frustrated my insurance company promises free hearing aides but getting the information from them has been very frustrating. The left hand does not know what the right hand is doing! chris... Read more

  • 5% Challenge

    1/11/2020 12:28:49 AM, by DBEAU57

    Dropping your weight by just 5% can make a huge difference in your health. When people shave off this amount (9lbs if you weigh 175), they significantly lower their risk of cardiometabolic disease and help their bodies respond to insulin more efficiently. (Information from Prevention.com) A... Read more

  • loong week

    1/11/2020 12:14:27 AM, by IMREITE

    dont know why but this week dragged. i did get plenty of physical activity and ate my freggies. i think i needed more sleep.... Read more

  • 5 Step program to healthy

    1/10/2020 7:14:26 AM, by 2019ITSTIME

    The 5 step program to healthy that I think all dieters know in their mind and all the professionals tell us, are very simple to read but to follow.....well that is why we are all still here....we forget. So I will remind us again since it is the beginning of the year. 1. Put yourself first. ... Read more

  • getting my steps in

    1/7/2020 11:15:23 PM, by IMREITE

    i think i have my new step tracker set up correctly now. it is fun seeing the 10,000 again each day.... Read more

  • I promise to myself...

    1/7/2020 1:07:44 PM, by CHERRIET

    ... that I will do my best to eat healthy and within my calorie range, that I will exercise to the best of my ability, that I will watch my portions and avoid mindless eating, that I will avoid or limit unhealthy foods, that I will try to get enough sleep, that I will stretch myself... Read more

  • little guava

    1/6/2020 11:24:28 PM, by IMREITE

    last week was gold kiwi, tonight it was little guavas. i think i had it years ago when i was in costa rica but i dont remember. i want eat more freggiesw then i have to try more of them and buy them more often.... Read more

  • 01/06/20

    1/6/2020 10:17:15 PM, by RHOOK20047

    I can't believe how much time has gone since my last post. My fall last month hurt me more than I wanted to believe. Although I am walking most the time with a cane, I still use the walker at times especially during the night as it is more stable. Brad posted his latest blog. I am still drying m... Read more

  • Bought a bag of air...

    1/6/2020 6:57:42 PM, by CTUPTON

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  • new kiwis

    1/5/2020 11:23:39 PM, by IMREITE

    i like kiwi but the other day at the store i found yellow kiwi. Sungold Kiwifruit to be exact. the were so good. a little sweeter then the green but a nice snack.... Read more

  • and the winner is

    1/4/2020 8:31:40 PM, by IMREITE

    ok it does not get a prize. but the first thing i made in the instant pot was salsa chicken, i ended up with a lot of liquid so i drained it off and am going to use it to make rice later tonight.... Read more

  • I got my car 15 years ago today

    1/4/2020 4:37:28 PM, by NELLJONES

    It was an exciting day! I got rid of an early Subaru Outback, and got an Outback with a turbo, the XT model. I love that car! I got my motorcycle the month before, and just sold that last summer. If I can't ride anymore, I want to enjoy driving. I try to think about what car I'd get if this... Read more

  • flu preventative Have you used black elderberry ?

    1/4/2020 11:12:06 AM, by CTUPTON

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  • Walking resolution

    1/4/2020 10:40:06 AM, by CTUPTON

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  • what to make

    1/3/2020 11:48:46 PM, by IMREITE

    there are so many videos showing things to make in the instant pot. i went to the store and bought macaroni noodles, chicken breasts and took some burger out of the freezer. i am debating on mac and cheese, chilli, chicken and rice, salsa chicken or maybe hard boiled eggs (but i rarely eat them in... Read more

  • Another prayer for the New Year

    1/3/2020 8:33:58 PM, by CHERRIET

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  • in a good zone today

    1/2/2020 8:12:54 PM, by IMREITE

    some mental distractions but this afternoon i realized i was actually getting a lot of stuff done. we stayed steady at work, sups panicked a bit but day went well.... Read more

  • new instant pot

    1/1/2020 8:29:50 PM, by IMREITE

    my mom gave me an instant pot for christmas. wondering what i want to make first.... Read more

  • New Year 2020

    1/1/2020 12:28:17 PM, by ON_A_DIET

    I hope all of you had a wonderful New Year’s Eve. Mine was all exciting. Well, atleast, at first. The roommate’s were going to be out for the afternoon. Which left me in appetizer mode. I told them I’d have appetizers waiting for them and to be hungry. I thought a little healthy and a ... Read more

  • Happy New Year!

    1/1/2020 11:57:01 AM, by CHERRIET

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  • Hindsight is 2020?

    1/1/2020 11:17:37 AM, by WASCALLYWONE

    The old saying goes that "hindsight is 2020." I hope to use that term in this 2020 year as a check on whatever it is that I am doing for my health. Anytime I see or write the year 2020, it will be a cue to THINK and take a quick overall assessment! Hopefully that will spark a good habit or move ... Read more

  • Need to find balance in my life

    1/1/2020 8:12:09 AM, by ANDROMEDA1967

    I am. Starting the year 16 lbs heavier than I was last year. 2019 totally sucked in terms of personal care. I let my job take over my life to rhe point that I was not even exercising regularly as I had been. I would start a routine and start out strong on monday and then peeter out by the end of the... Read more

  • next challange starts soon

    1/1/2020 12:27:35 AM, by IMREITE

    i finished my december january challenge tonight, i should have finished it last night but was too lazy. tomorrow i start real appeal level 1. its probably too easy but i want to do the full progression... Read more

  • Another decade has passed

    12/31/2019 2:45:42 PM, by NELLJONES

    Where do the years go? I remember watching a show on TV welcoming the new decade of the 60s. I was 10, I remember Carol Burnett was on the show, and the idea of a whole decade was beyond me. Hard to believe it's been 20 years since everyone was panicking about Y2K. That year I actually... Read more

  • Well the cat has taken over...

    12/30/2019 11:41:42 AM, by CTUPTON

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  • medical bills suck

    12/28/2019 11:54:24 PM, by IMREITE

    i had 2 doctors appointments with general blood tests and we received about 15 bills. i went through them and it was aggrivating. the doctors office did some blood tests some others they sent to a lab. one of them had a service date when i was not even there,. so now i have a list so i can call them... Read more

  • Beginnings

    12/28/2019 11:45:31 AM, by AUTUMNLOON

    I've never written a blog. I've never really kept a serious journal. Well, I've made many attempts at keeping a journal but, like my weight-loss efforts, I usually get distracted or simply procrastinate and then forget about it altogether. Then I feel miserable and unmotivated. No more! I've spe... Read more

  • cont. SP article about controlling cravings

    12/28/2019 11:41:36 AM, by CTUPTON

    1.Take the apple test. "Check in with yourself, and ask yourself if you're really hungry or if the craving stems from something else, like boredom, stress or anxiety," Rumsey says. To differentiate between true hunger and a craving, ask yourself "Would I eat an apple right now?" (Feel free to substi... Read more

  • Craving for cheese? SP article says this is the reason

    12/28/2019 11:29:36 AM, by CTUPTON

    29 24 198 Cheese: There's a place for cheese in every (tolerant) diet, but if you're finding ways to slip it into every meal and most snacks, it may be time to reassess your relationship with the creamy dairy food. Serious cheese cravings can sometimes be triggered by a calcium deficie... Read more

  • Infusion Water bottle

    12/27/2019 11:51:15 PM, by IMREITE

    i told my mom that i am trying to drink less sugary beverages so at christmas she surprised me with a Savvy Infusion® Water Bottle. i already used it. it will be nice in the summer to make cold brewed ice teas.... Read more

  • Happy New Year 2020

    12/27/2019 10:09:00 PM, by CTUPTON

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  • video make ginger tea for colds and flu relief

    12/27/2019 10:00:21 PM, by CTUPTON

    www.webmd.com/cold-and-flu/vid
    eo/video-ginger-tea-cold-f
    lu-remedy... Read more

  • A little Christmas humor

    12/27/2019 12:02:26 PM, by CHERRIET

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