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  • Monday

    2/24/2020 4:07:02 PM, by COOP9002

    I am midway through my second semester of Chaplaincy certification. hope your Monday is going well. Blessings... Read more

  • Many thanks for those who read and commented on my book notes

    2/24/2020 11:03:45 AM, by WINACHST

    Thank you all - especially those that commented on each chapter. That helped me stay focused and continue reading the book and post what I learned from each chapter. What I learned was there is no diet plan that works long-term and I need to just incorporate those Smart Regulation Strategies in... Read more

  • Secrets From the Eating Lab Chapter 12 and Final Words

    2/24/2020 10:45:48 AM, by WINACHST

    CHAPTER 12: THE REAL REASONS TO EXERCISE AND STRATEGIES FOR STICKING WITH IT Perks for exercising: *More Energy *Better Mood *Look better in clothes *Better sleep *Lower resting heart rate and blood pressure But, exercise does not cause much weight loss. One reason exercise won’t... Read more

  • Secrets From the Eating Lab part 11

    2/24/2020 9:10:10 AM, by WINACHST

    PART 4 – YOUR WEIGHT IS NOT REALLY THE POINT Chapter 11: WHY TO STOP OBSESSING AND BE OKAY WITH YOUR BODY This chapter starts out discussing the weight stigma or discrimination that obese people experience. However, there are far reaching consequences of weight stigma: *lost educational opp... Read more

  • Sunday Monday

    2/24/2020 5:39:34 AM, by RO2BENT

    Finally got to the Verizon store to pick out a new phone after meal prep, and had time for a couple of nagging chores. Now, back to work... Read more

  • Sunday

    2/23/2020 4:44:17 PM, by COOP9002

    It's a very nice day here in mid-Maryland. Our family received some exciting news. My sister's youngest daughter and her husband had their first child, a girl named Hazel early this morning. Needless to say, both grandma (my sister) and great-grandma (my mom) are very excited. Blessings... Read more

  • Saturday Sunday

    2/23/2020 2:34:38 PM, by RO2BENT

    Busy as always but sneaking in some QT... Read more

  • Saturday

    2/22/2020 5:57:47 PM, by COOP9002

    Rare lazy Saturday. Got a nice run in this morning, and didn't do much this afternoon. Blessings... Read more

  • Friday Saturday

    2/22/2020 9:05:10 AM, by RO2BENT

    Still kind of busy evening yesterday and day today ... Read more

  • Friday

    2/21/2020 10:25:01 AM, by COOP9002

    Had another cold run outside this morning. Hope we are able to get the part for our treadmill soon, so my wife can get back to her exercise. Blessings... Read more

  • 02-21-2020 oof!

    2/21/2020 9:58:44 AM, by HOPEFULHIPPO

    I started dating these diary entry blogs because I wanted to keep track of what I was doing. Turns out it is a lot like my exercise routine: sporadic! Consistency has always been a struggle for me on this journey and I really need to prioritize it somehow that doesn't involve waking up at 4 a... Read more

  • Thursday Friday

    2/21/2020 9:34:54 AM, by RO2BENT

    Somewhat busy evening again but kids’ homework was easy. Kitchen renovation will be another week, up to 8 from 6 week estimate ... 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

  • Thursday

    2/20/2020 11:07:38 AM, by COOP9002

    Cold run this morning outside. Hoping for a fun night playing some hoops later. Blessings... Read more

  • Wednesday Thursday

    2/20/2020 9:13:23 AM, by RO2BENT

    Busy evening but light on homework again! Jogged a bit faster to get heart pumping!... Read more

  • 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

  • Wednesday

    2/19/2020 10:28:35 AM, by COOP9002

    Hope your day is going well. getting ready to head out for some clinical visits. blessings... Read more

  • Tuesday Wednesday

    2/19/2020 9:11:03 AM, by RO2BENT

    Busy evening but cleared up due to light homework. Phone line not working...... 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

  • low motivation...still around

    2/18/2020 12:35:53 PM, by BEACHCALSIX

    My motivation recently dropped. I'm just not feeling into blogging or posting anything lately. I have been pretty busy lately with kids events, working, cleaning and planning for future events. My daughter is going to have a HUGE birthday. Bigger than my son's, and we had over 40 guests at his! ... Read more

  • Tuesday

    2/18/2020 11:16:48 AM, by COOP9002

    It's a cool morning here in Frederick. Our treadmill is on the fritz so i ran outside this morning. it actually felt really good to get outside for a bit. hope your day is amazing. ... Read more

  • Monday Tuesday

    2/18/2020 9:22:47 AM, by RO2BENT

    Such a busy afternoon and evening yesterday, but all went well. Probably same today.... Read more

  • Monday

    2/17/2020 4:04:17 PM, by COOP9002

    Next week we will be half-way through our second unit of chaplaincy training. this semester is flying by. hope your day is going well. ... Read more

  • Sunday Monday

    2/17/2020 9:12:57 AM, by RO2BENT

    Food prep Sunday, some R&R, and took kids to grandma’s house and had dinner, no school today... Read more

  • Sunday

    2/16/2020 5:23:58 PM, by COOP9002

    Crazy busy. Blessings... Read more

  • Saturday Sunday

    2/16/2020 4:04:55 PM, by RO2BENT

    Finally got a good cabinet for the half bath vanity. First one had a warped door, 2nd had a cracked side panel, so took 2nd one to the store and asked to swap with the display unit after verifying it was acceptable. It has a couple of nicks, but now we have lots of extra parts because I stripped the... Read more

  • Secrets From The Eating Lab Chapter 10

    2/16/2020 8:07:53 AM, by WINACHST

    Chapter 10: How to Comfort an Astronaut The author of Secrets from the Eating Lab states that astronauts tend to lose weight when on a mission in outer space because they don’t eat enough. It could be because the food is dehydrated and does not taste as good. She states that being in a weightle... Read more

  • Saturday

    2/15/2020 2:31:27 PM, by COOP9002

    did a long run through iFit today. trying to get focused for tomorrow. hope you have a great Saturday. Blessings... Read more

  • Friday Saturday

    2/15/2020 1:55:03 PM, by RO2BENT

    We are always so busy, need more family time... Read more

  • Friday

    2/14/2020 1:37:29 PM, by COOP9002

    It's a cold and clear Winter day here in Frederick. hope your Friday is going well. Blessings... Read more

  • Thursday Friday

    2/14/2020 9:49:12 AM, by RO2BENT

    Enjoyed late dinner out with momma since kids are at grandma’s because no school ... Read more

  • Thursday

    2/13/2020 12:37:19 PM, by COOP9002

    it's a gloomy rainy day here in Frederick. grateful for the ability to get a workout indoors this morning. hope your day is going well. Blessings... 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

  • Wednesday Thursday

    2/13/2020 10:26:53 AM, by RO2BENT

    Managed a jog yesterday in spite of poor sleep these past couple of weeks. Easy homework and 4 day week for kids!... Read more

  • No energy at all

    2/12/2020 5:00:54 PM, by AUNTRENEE

    Well, the low energy (sometimes no energy) is back. No matter if I do take iron pills and B12 pills or not, I am tired. As we speak, I am REALLY tired. I had plenty of sleep last night (a little over 8 hours of sleep) . I know that I am not depressed (if I am, it's not even a 1 on the scale) because... 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

  • Wednesday

    2/12/2020 10:22:20 AM, by COOP9002

    Enjoyed some hoops with my fellow old guys last night. now it's off for some clinical visits today for Chaplaincy training. Blessings... Read more

  • Tuesday Wednesday

    2/12/2020 4:25:34 AM, by RO2BENT

    Going to be an interesting day, it's 4:30 AM and I've been awake since 3 with no more sleep in sight. I tried for an hour, hoping a sense of accomplishment will help... Read more

  • By Request

    2/11/2020 11:38:27 PM, by FRANCLYN

    A friend asked me to post. I put up things saying what concussion/brain injury can look like and how it’s different from person to person and from injury to injury. Then sometimes I post how I am doing on a particularly good or bad day. She wanted a general “what should I be aware of and sensitive... Read more

  • Scotland.

    2/11/2020 2:58:00 PM, by IPA-RAY

    706 278 57 295 I'm planning a trip to Scotland this May. I'm registered for the Edinburgh half marathon on May 24. I will be in Scotland for 8 nights and will be doing some hiking in the Highlands. I also hope to play golf while there. My maternal grandmother was half Scot so there is an ances... Read more

  • New Spark Team - rebranding Cooking Light Team

    2/11/2020 1:42:17 PM, by AMSHARK

    I am currently one of the leaders of a spark team for fans of Cooking Light Magazine. Attendance on the team page dwindled over the years, and the magazine itself has now gone out of print. I thought I'd keep the page to discuss old recipes, but there really isn't much to say. I was thinking ... Read more

  • Tuesday

    2/11/2020 11:30:17 AM, by COOP9002

    hope your day is going well. it's a crazy Tuesday here at SEBC. Blessings... Read more

  • Monday Tuesday

    2/11/2020 9:27:15 AM, by RO2BENT

    Light homework and fun at the food bank!... Read more

  • Monday

    2/10/2020 4:43:28 PM, by COOP9002

    Another day of Chaplain training is in the books. now it's off to our monthly deacon's meeting this evening. Blessings... 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

  • Healthy Workplace

    2/10/2020 11:46:12 AM, by AMSHARK

    I really do work for a good organization - especially when it comes to encouraging healthy habits for its employees. For years we've had a small conference room with "tread desks" - treadmills that allow you to walk at a slow pace while working on your laptop. (You can't go more than 2 mph, but ho... Read more

  • Sunday Monday

    2/10/2020 9:07:19 AM, by RO2BENT

    Food prep yesterday and some rest for my sore dancing legs from the Lumineers concert Saturday. Back to work, some headaches and sore bellies, flu starting?... Read more

  • Secrets From the Eating Lab Chapter 9

    2/10/2020 8:43:32 AM, by WINACHST

    Chapter 9: Know When to Turn Off Your Brain Habit, a behavior that is paired with a specific cue in your surroundings enough times that it becomes linked in your mind, or … a mental association that forms between the two. Once that association forms, you will do that behavior whenever you are i... Read more

  • Sunday

    2/9/2020 3:52:31 PM, by COOP9002

    it's been a busy morning, followed by a relaxing afternoon and a busy evening. Blessings... Read more

  • Saturday Sunday

    2/9/2020 3:36:09 PM, by RO2BENT

    The Lumineers concert rocked! Also enjoyed bowling and dinner before. Rest day today other than food prep... Read more

  • 2-9-2020 checking in rambles

    2/9/2020 1:51:11 PM, by HOPEFULHIPPO

    Just checking in. My oldest has a preschool/daycare. She transitioned from 6-12 kids (under 5) in just one weekend due to referrals and a very kindly worded article in a state care newsletter. Hers is one of the only vegan and compassionate ones in our state. Anyway, Friday I went and v... 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

  • Friday Saturday

    2/8/2020 1:49:24 PM, by RO2BENT

    Was dragging yesterday but wasn't bad, was sleepy before watching high school play, but slept pretty well. Will be up late tonight for The Lumineers concert!... Read more

  • Big Picture thinking

    2/7/2020 12:58:33 PM, by KATIERUNSMILES

    After a fabulous run on Tuesday I've spent 2 days in bed sick. I went from feeling like I was getting somewhere after a 12 pound loss and a PR to worrying I would just quit. After I gave myself a good talking to I remembered all good stuff and setbacks are just part of the whole package of livin... Read more

  • Secrets of the Eating Lab Chapter 8

    2/7/2020 11:12:14 AM, by WINACHST

    Chapter 8: Don’t Call That Apple Healthy Think of the Three Stooges, is it funny or not? Well, that depends on who you are asking. “It’s not the particular event we experience that affects how we feel, but rather, it how we interpret the events that matters.” (p. 119) Two people can experi... Read more

  • Friday

    2/7/2020 9:25:55 AM, by COOP9002

    It's been a crazy weather Friday here in Frederick MD. We had a tornado warning this morning at about 8 a.m. I thought we had left all that crazy weather back in the Midwest. Oh the joys of a shifting jet stream. Blessings... Read more

  • Thursday Friday

    2/7/2020 8:28:58 AM, by RO2BENT

    Enjoyed cardio kickboxing after prepping and dinner, running to high school, and then took car back to mechanic before picking up at high school. Updated 'til 11 and woke up at 5:30...... Read more

  • 02/06/2020 Surviving

    2/6/2020 3:47:42 PM, by HOPEFULHIPPO

    Not meant to be a depressing blog...more of an observation. Along this journey there are days it feels like I am no longer living, but merely surviving. I gave up smoking. I gave up meat (99.99% of the time) I gave up ice cream People cheer me on and I'm like "blaaaah !!!" ... 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

  • Day 29 of 100: Good week so far

    2/6/2020 1:07:28 PM, by BEACHCALSIX

    It's been a good week! I ate a lot of salads and veggies to keep my calories down and overall feel great. Not sure if I'll get a loss this week though. My tom came on Monday....hurray.... But, that's ok. I know that if I just keep being persistent and pushing forward, I'll see a drop again in both... Read more

  • Thursday

    2/6/2020 10:40:45 AM, by COOP9002

    it's wet and cold here in Frederick. at least it's not snow or ice. Blessings... Read more

  • Wednesday Thursday

    2/6/2020 9:28:50 AM, by RO2BENT

    Time flies...... Read more

  • Wednesday

    2/5/2020 8:04:18 PM, by COOP9002

    Busy day... 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

  • Tuesday Wednesday

    2/5/2020 8:52:56 AM, by RO2BENT

    Kids’ homework has been easy. Kitchen is nearing completion, only another week or so... Read more

  • Happy progress

    2/4/2020 3:42:02 PM, by KATIERUNSMILES

    I made it to the end of the dirt road on our open cattle range home...4.12 miles of walk run! My times are improving drastically from week to week.... Read more

  • Tuesday

    2/4/2020 11:02:48 AM, by COOP9002

    it's a cloudy day here in Maryland. ran and biked inside, and looking forward to some hoops tonight. Blessings... Read more

  • Monday Tuesday

    2/4/2020 9:26:00 AM, by RO2BENT

    Easy evening, jogged even though a bit tired and sore from not enough sleep but son jogged with which was nice... Read more

  • Monday

    2/3/2020 3:34:20 PM, by COOP9002

    Last night was a late evening. Since it's been a while (fifty years) I had to listen to most of the post game after the Super Bowl. Of course, today was Chaplain training, so it was an early start, and we have a quarterly church council meeting this evening. Blessings... Read more

  • Sunday Monday

    2/3/2020 12:33:36 PM, by RO2BENT

    Lots of meal prep then enjoy the game and commercials ... Read more

  • Waited my whole life for this

    2/2/2020 6:06:19 PM, by COOP9002

    Today my Kansas City Chiefs are in their first Super Bowl in 50 years. It's been a wild ride with this team that has broke my heart more times than i can say. So proud about the character of our quarterback and several other members of this team. I guess we'll have to wait and see if on t... 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

  • Saturday Sunday

    2/2/2020 11:38:48 AM, by RO2BENT

    Lots of running around again this weekend but enjoying QT... Read more

  • Saturday Sunday

    2/2/2020 11:38:48 AM, by RO2BENT

    Lots of running around again this weekend but enjoying QT... Read more

  • Soggy Saturday

    2/1/2020 5:12:28 PM, by COOP9002

    Today seems more like early Spring rather than the first day of February. Trying to get ready for church tomorrow and ignore the distraction of the Super Bowl tomorrow. Have a great day!... Read more

  • Day 24 of 100: Measurements and progress photo to start off February!

    2/1/2020 2:22:01 PM, by BEACHCALSIX

    So, gonna get right to it. I took my measurements and progress photo this morning. I was doing front view photos but I can never see much difference so I've been doing side views. I made some low cal chunky brand soup but it smells and tastes like dog food (not that I know what dog food tastes like ... 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

  • Friday Saturday

    2/1/2020 10:54:13 AM, by RO2BENT

    Free time!... Read more

  • Red Friday in January

    1/31/2020 1:49:31 PM, by COOP9002

    One of the fun traditions of being a Kanas City Chiefs' fan throughout my life is what we call "Red Friday". This is the day we try to start getting focused on the teams next game. In Kansas City it is a day with various pep ralles throughout the city. This is the first time that I can remember... Read more

  • Day 23 of 100: end of January monthly review, February is coming!

    1/31/2020 1:23:01 PM, by BEACHCALSIX

    Today is Friday! Yay! Today is also the last day of February. I'm excited for the new month and the new start. January has been a crazy month, full of stresses and just weird things going on. Through all that, I did have loss for the month, and that makes me very happy! So, altogether sin... Read more

  • Thursday Friday

    1/31/2020 7:45:28 AM, by RO2BENT

    Exercise and easy homework, here comes sleep!... 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

  • Thursday

    1/30/2020 12:18:41 PM, by COOP9002

    it's a cold day here in the mid-Atlantic. hoping to get outside for some exercise someday. hope your Thursday is going well. Blessings... Read more

  • Wednesday Thursday

    1/30/2020 9:15:07 AM, by RO2BENT

    I’m overdue for a haircut, but not sure when to squeeze it in...... Read more

  • Switching doctors

    1/30/2020 8:29:34 AM, by AUNTRENEE

    I had to switch 2 of my doctors. Not due to bad care but due to insurance. My insurance and the hospital that 2 doctors work for doesn't have a contract. Both new doctors are an hour away but at least I have a doctor to go to. The two that I had to replace was my gastroenterologist and my pulmonolog... Read more

  • Wednesday

    1/29/2020 6:38:01 PM, by COOP9002

    hope your day is going well, mine has been crazy busy. Blessings... 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

  • Day 21 of 100: busy weekend and week-party went well!

    1/29/2020 1:27:34 PM, by BEACHCALSIX

    Been busy, haven't been posting daily like I originally intended to. Just been busy with my son's bday party and staying on track. The party went great! Everything went smoothly and my son was the star of the day. They even got to do a couple games of laser tag! Twenty kids came! 20! a... Read more

  • Tuesday Wednesday

    1/29/2020 9:25:41 AM, by RO2BENT

    Wallboard work is almost done and cabinets should go in Friday. Relatively easy homework continues ... Read more

  • The Flu, Teeny Weinies & Refridgerated Dough

    1/28/2020 5:29:21 PM, by AMSHARK

    The flu has returned to my house. I swear, wasn't it less than a month ago that my daughter got the flu? Now it's her twin brother. At least it seems to be mild for the flu - but he's got another double ear infection, and we're still waiting on a full 24 hour period without a high fever (which st... Read more

  • Tuesday

    1/28/2020 5:01:39 PM, by COOP9002

    Getting caught up today. Have a great evening... 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

  • Monday Tuesday

    1/28/2020 9:10:30 AM, by RO2BENT

    Easy evening just so many chores!... Read more

  • Anxious and Wary

    1/27/2020 6:25:57 PM, by FRANCLYN

    Im' trying to be excited. Really. Tomorrow I have an appointment with a new GP. Since I'm stuck with MediCal (hubby is retired and I currently cannot work due to the medical crap), I am having to switch to a doctor who has never seen me pre-injury to know what level of normal I had achieved. The... Read more

  • Sunday Monday

    1/27/2020 9:18:32 AM, by RO2BENT

    Busy but good weekend. Back to work. Son was sad this AM but only talked to momma about it, hopefully he’ll tell me later... Read more

  • Sunday

    1/26/2020 4:13:32 PM, by COOP9002

    Typically busy Sunday. Hope your day is going well. Blessings ... Read more

  • Secrets From the Eating Lab Chapter 7

    1/26/2020 9:44:52 AM, by WINACHST

    Chapter 7: How To Trick Your Friends Into Ignoring a Cookie Our behavior is influenced by the people around us; the pressure to conform has a powerful influence on our behavior, including what we eat. “We do not simply eat; we eat certain things in certain ways, at certain places, and more... Read more

  • Saturday Sunday

    1/26/2020 9:30:54 AM, by RO2BENT

    Enjoying the weekend, would like to spend more QT with the kids... Read more