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  • I get by with a little help

    3/26/2020 11:48:02 PM, by RMPOKRZY

    Today was the second week of our WFH mandate. We still go out for groceries, but we're trying to limit it. Try. I think my DH went out 3 times one day. He's practicing physical distancing and washes his hands a lot, but it's not ideal. His treadmill came today, which will hopefully help. I was able ... Read more

  • On the precipice of…

    3/25/2020 5:01:16 PM, by MAHGNIMARF

    Hey, in all the craziness, I am less than a pound away from weighing BMI ‘normal’! It will be nice to have that milestone passed. I am not sure when that will happen as the Covid-19 thing has thrown me off my routine for exercising, taking away my access to a gym. I’ve also noticed an exp... Read more

  • Tuesdays with Quarri

    3/24/2020 8:14:42 PM, by RMPOKRZY

    Ok, so I'm not technically in quarantine, but it does rhyme with "Morrie". Today was a pretty good day considering. I feel a lot better after adding more cardio YouTube videos. I did a YMCA kickboxing one that fit my mood perfectly. I've been antsy. We had our 1st day of state grounding in MA. We ca... Read more

  • How am I doing...

    3/23/2020 12:50:58 PM, by JACQUELINE2010

    A week before the craziness my husband was let go from his job. Then I work at a swim school so I am now without job. Kids home for who knows. My son who has autism his school has been FaceTime him everyday to check in to give him some sort of schedule for the day. Getting him to do some of his ski... Read more

  • I was fine until...

    3/23/2020 8:20:51 AM, by RMPOKRZY

    They closed the libraries. I understand why they had to. I'm now contemplating an ereader to download books to. I really like reading from paper, but this will be fine. I'll try and use my phone 1st since I really don't want to be spending money on something I may not use later. Hope you're staying ... Read more

  • All is as Good as it Can Be

    3/19/2020 7:40:39 PM, by LOPEYP

    Hubby and I are good. We are both working from home now until whenever. We are only going out to get food or for exercise. We use to eat out a lot but obviously no longer and I must admit that I am a bit paranoid about getting take out so I have been cooking up a storm. I have my menu board (on ... Read more

  • Pretty thankful actually

    3/19/2020 10:19:28 AM, by RMPOKRZY

    Things are very crazy right now, but I feel pretty fortunate. I can work from home. My kids don't seem anxious at all about the pandemic. I think my oldest hasn't realized that his birthday party will be postponed, but I'll cross that bridge later. I'm not exercising as much, but I'm hoping to do... Read more

  • Happy St. Patrick's Day!

    3/17/2020 7:16:03 PM, by RMPOKRZY

    I hope everyone is having a good one, considering. I'm cooking cabbage, forgot to get brisket. I think I'm safe from pinching today.... Read more

  • WFH + kids = tornadoes

    3/16/2020 9:04:05 PM, by RMPOKRZY

    It's only been one day of trying to WFH and have the kids at home, and I have to say it's pretty tricky. The kids did a pretty good job of not interrupting my meetings, but they probably had way too much screen time. Most of it "educational", but still. Over the weekend, I asked them what they wante... Read more

  • The Great Indoors

    3/15/2020 5:17:35 PM, by RMPOKRZY

    I'm trying to think of some good indoor exercise options to use until the weather/ things calm down a bit. My DH ordered a treadmill, which is good, but not really my thing. Plus, hopefully he will be using it most of the time. I really like elliptical machines, but don't know if we can afford a nic... Read more

  • Friday the 13th

    3/13/2020 10:29:24 PM, by RMPOKRZY

    Today was better for me than yesterday. I've started getting used to the idea that things will be cancelled. I'm sad because I'm cancelling my son's birthday party. I imagine it must be really hard for all those people who are graduating and missing prom, etc. I found out our schools are closed for ... Read more

  • WFH day 1

    3/12/2020 10:10:03 PM, by RMPOKRZY

    Today started off pretty good. I did morning yoga and made some choices. Tonight I started to feel nostalgic and sad and ended up going over my calories. Tomorrow will be better. I'm going to make an effort to go outside more. Things are weird now, but I have so much to be thankful for.... Read more

  • WFH

    3/11/2020 10:38:15 PM, by RMPOKRZY

    My company decided to self-quarantine and so now everyone that can is working from home for at least the next 2 weeks. Everyone else is supposed to severely limit their time in the office and do only what they absolutely must. No one is sick, as far as I know, just being careful. To be safe, I'd alr... Read more

  • Burger

    3/11/2020 4:56:42 PM, by JACQUELINE2010

    Wow. Made turkey burgers for my family. Didn’t have enough meat for 4. So made homemade black bean burger for myself. First time making it. It was really good. I made it a little to spicy (mouth is still burning some). But it was great. ... Read more

  • My fruit Slushy for breakfast

    3/11/2020 11:11:22 AM, by MAMMYSHER

    Today I made my first 100 percent fruit slushy. I added not sugar or sweetener. It's made with strawberries, raspberries, blackberries, blueberries and pomegranate juice. It's a tiny bit tart but it is good. I froze 1/2 cup each of the raspberries,blackberries and blueberries. added 8 med. frozen ... Read more

  • I Need a Force Field

    3/8/2020 10:31:42 AM, by LOPEYP

    Things have been a bit stressful. Some is caused by me or my perceptions of things and other caused by externals. The externals are work of course and a little at home around some home improvements. I only go into the office two days a week now having been kicked out of my cube because I only... Read more

  • Friday -- And the Week Ends.... ahhh....

    3/7/2020 12:08:57 AM, by LJENKIN-B

    Friday night --- it has been a stressful day and week. Glad it is all over with. All seems well - will need to wait for the next week or two for the final biopsy results --- 3 polyps removed today. Thinking positive, yet again. I just took the dog out for his last run of the evening ---... Read more

  • Banana Strawberry Soft serve ice cream no sugar or dairy needed.

    3/6/2020 12:21:45 PM, by MAMMYSHER

    Today I decided to try a strawberry banana smoothie with no added sweetner. I sliced 1 medium banana and 10 frozen strawberries into the ninja blender. then blended. It was really good, It was like eating a DQ soft surve ice cream. This is going to be my new Ice cream, no dairy needed. Very heal... Read more

  • Thursday nights....

    3/6/2020 12:50:14 AM, by LJENKIN-B

    So many Thursday nights hubby and I go out to eat ... many times to one of our favorite local restaurants, The Barnacle. The Barnacle sits right on the water, and is a tremendous place to be during storms, if you can get to it !!! The waves have crashed up and into, and broken the windows so many... Read more

  • And the week goes on....

    3/4/2020 10:58:26 PM, by LJENKIN-B

    Got to work at 7:45am this morning to drive the "bus" for the Council on Aging in my town --- YIKES --- found out I was not out of work until 3:30 --- good thing I brought lunch.... Given that my life is compromised this week, due to upcoming Fri colonoscopy, I had prepared more than I could possi... Read more

  • My first breakfast smoothie using my new Ninja.

    3/4/2020 12:55:38 PM, by MAMMYSHER

    My gift to myself finally arrived. Yesterday I bought three containers of strawberries, cut off the green leafs and froze them. This Morning I tried it out, I poured my chocolate protein drink into the blender along with 10 frozen strawberries and blended away. I love it. It was like having a milks... Read more

  • Continued from above --part 2

    3/3/2020 12:37:56 AM, by LJENKIN-B

    Dinners are even better --- no regular veggies --- boiled to death green beans is on the menu -- no squash, no broccoli ....nothing to cause an uprising !! Desert --- I have purchased lemon flavored Italian Ices --- I found out that popcycles were OK -- so why not Italian Ice, as long as it is not... Read more

  • The Last Week....

    3/3/2020 12:32:27 AM, by LJENKIN-B

    My Team, The Awesome A's, has required participants on the team this week to BLOG !!! I have NEVER blogged !! There seem to be many topics to pick from....though this one stands out in my mind.... The COLONOSCOPY !!! This last week of the Winter Challenge is the prep week for my colonosco... Read more

  • Water

    3/1/2020 8:09:43 PM, by JACQUELINE2010

    I am trying to drink more water. Today was a challenge. Think I drank about 24 oz. Tomorrow a new day. ... Read more

  • Trigger Foods

    3/1/2020 12:15:45 PM, by RMPOKRZY

    Uggh. So last night, my DH brought my one of my trigger foods, a can of Pringles, allegedly to be nice. Maybe he even was, even though he knows I'm trying very hard to commit to a healthier lifestyle. He also got a can for our kids. This also bothers me, because I don't like them eating junk food. I... Read more

  • Gathering Data

    2/29/2020 7:21:15 PM, by LOPEYP

    I just upgraded myfitnesspal app to Premium so I can see more data about my eating choices. It's very interesting. I started focusing on macros this week and am doing okay. It's really difficult to get all 3 to land at the desired percentage. 20 Carbs 40% Protein 30% Fat 30% I am looking at so... Read more

  • When you hear that horrible sound

    2/28/2020 7:43:36 PM, by LOPEYP

    Have you ever gained weight and when you walk or sit you feel like the floor boards are creaking and the furniture is screaming for relief? Lately I've felt like that. I've gained 5 while on vacation and some before that. The buttons on my pants are becoming uncomfortable. Ugh 40 ... Read more