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  • A beautiful day

    7/13/2020 6:43:26 AM, by MOMMY445

    It's going to be a cooler day here today. There's a chance of rain this afternoon and that is okay with me and my daughter. Both budgie birds are doing well and say cheep, cheep! I will be going for a walk after breakfast today. Have a great day, everyone! Take care and stay safe!... Read more

  • Another Day on Repeat

    7/12/2020 6:15:14 PM, by DETERMINEDJANET

    Each day seems to be the same right now. 198 Couldn't fall asleep until about 3am. 204 Made sure Maegann got off to her first day at the salon. 102 Slept for several hours on the sofa. 288 Online worship 272 252 Watching a show while Sparking. As it's already 4pm I am ... Read more

  • A windy day

    7/12/2020 11:26:04 AM, by MOMMY445

    It's finally cooler weather here today. My daughter says hello to everyone. Both budgie birds are doing well and say cheep, cheep! I'll be going for a walk in a while. In the afternoon I'll be doing some dancing. Have a great day, everyone! Stay safe and take care.... Read more

  • Sunday Surprise

    7/12/2020 9:58:04 AM, by MSMOSTIMPROVED

    It has been oppressively hot in the DMV. Everyday the same 90 degrees all day with a possible brief shower followed by more 90 degree heat. I have been forced to walk/ run on my treadmill. Mentally, I do not allow myself to call the treadmill boring. It is a different effective tool to move my... Read more

  • Finish the week strong

    7/11/2020 9:19:29 PM, by MSMOSTIMPROVED

    I gave myself permission to sleep in a little. The fur babies were not down with this plan so, I got up at the crack of dawn to feed them but crawled back in bed. I got up later to make myself breakfast in bed. It was all a part of my master procrastination plan to avoid my workout. I finally g... Read more

  • Word of the Day: Sleep

    7/11/2020 5:27:29 PM, by DETERMINEDJANET

    Hard to believe we were celebrating the 4th just a week ago. Still hearing fireworks going off randomly though in the evenings. Today is another day of catching up on sleep. It's amazing how much Maegann's brain episode took out of me this time. Probably because I didn't have Tim he... Read more

  • It's raining

    7/11/2020 11:28:18 AM, by MOMMY445

    A rainy day here today. My daughter says hello to everyone. Both budgie birds are doing well and say cheep, cheep! I've already completed a yoga workout. Later on, in the afternoon I'll go for a walk indoors. Have a great day, everyone! Stay safe and take care!... Read more

  • july goals

    7/11/2020 9:35:34 AM, by HAPPYMAMA2020

    My goals for this month are 1)eat heathier 2) go for walks 4 times a week 3 do st 3 times a week 4 do app exersie 3 times a week 5)do yoga 5 times a week 6)drink my water... Read more

  • Word of the Day: Rest

    7/10/2020 10:43:23 PM, by DETERMINEDJANET

    Today's events were short and sweet. 102 Allowed myself to sleep until I woke up. (11:30am) 528 Paid work all afternoon and I am caught up from the week. 551 Salad from Wendy's for supper. (Isaac had burgers.) 272 Watching Scooby Doo with Isaac while Sparking. 252 Maega... Read more

  • 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. www.youtube.com/watch?list=PLy
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  • TGIF and more

    7/10/2020 1:47:49 PM, by MSMOSTIMPROVED

    Bad Kitty is home. I am currently nursing a very unhappy to be confined to a cage and wear a cone cat back to health. Good Kitty must be separated from his brother for the first time ever and is not taking this well. There is a lot of crying in this house and it's not me on a scale for once. ... Read more

  • A sunny day

    7/10/2020 12:36:46 PM, by MOMMY445

    I just found out a short while ago that the computers at the local library can be booked for use online. Then you can go and use the computer for an hour. I don't mind that you need to wear a face mask there. I was not aware of this opportunity until a while ago. It's been a really long time since I... Read more

  • The benefit exercise brought me

    7/10/2020 9:01:12 AM, by MOMTOLJ

    I can't seem to lose weight if I don't exercise. Since exercising, I left both the walker and the cane behind. 311 I can walk up and down the stairs like an adult and not a 1 yr old ( one step at a time with my 2 feet on each step) 244 I also have more energy around the house and do more... Read more

  • Progress and plans

    7/10/2020 8:25:26 AM, by PATTI24

    I made a little bit of progress last month with walking more and drinking more water. It is helping me in losing weight. My plans for this month are basically the same but more exercise and watching my intakes.... Read more

  • Word of the Day: Thankful

    7/9/2020 3:44:03 PM, by DETERMINEDJANET

    Regardless of how things played out with Maegann's latest brain issue, I am very thankful that she is back and tackling life again. I do believe we are both in a better place because we were able to put it out there how we were feeling about her life choices. Tim said I handled it well on... Read more

  • Sunny Day

    7/9/2020 1:21:02 PM, by MOMMY445

    The power is out here today. An electrician is fixing the problem just now. In the meantime, my daughter and I are keeping cool and staying well hydrated. Both budgie birds are doing well and say cheep, cheep! I'll be doing some yoga and some walking later on. Have a great day, everyone! Stay safe a... Read more

  • Word of the Day: Repeat

    7/9/2020 1:58:20 AM, by DETERMINEDJANET

    Not sure when I've had two days that seemed identical for the most part. The repeat for today was: 102 3am sleep time followed by several hours on the sofa after 9am 273 Maegann was still without memory 542 laundry 528 paid work (got that plan finished!) I made bbq chicken... Read more

  • the best part of today

    7/8/2020 11:42:44 PM, by FNIGHT

    Today I chose to have fresh cherries for dessert instead of ice cream. Fiber with my carbs and no fat, helps to balance out the micronutrients.... Read more

  • Mid week Update- App, Cat and COVID-19

    7/8/2020 1:51:47 PM, by MSMOSTIMPROVED

    This will be quick: First, thank you again for the nice thoughts re: Bad Kitty's surgery this morning. Not feeding a nearly 20 lb cat that you can set your watch by when it's feeding time was pretty sad this morning but, the SCREAMING in the car on the 10 minute ride to the vet was pure torture. I... Read more

  • A very warm day here today 🌞

    7/8/2020 10:27:39 AM, by MOMMY445

    My daughter and I are keeping cool and well hydrated today. The next few days will be hot and humid here. Taking it easy today. I'll go for an indoor walk in an air conditioned place later on in the morning. Both budgie birds are doing well and say cheep, cheep! Have a great day, everyone! Stay safe... Read more

  • True Confessions of an Emotional Eater

    7/8/2020 2:25:23 AM, by DETERMINEDJANET

    This has been the longest 24 hours I've come through in a very long time. Maegann's migraine added the fun of nearly full memory loss by about 3am. She came in and woke me up then very fearful and I then found some supplements to give her that would help her fall asleep. It worked as she... Read more

  • Fur Baby Worry

    7/7/2020 1:03:57 PM, by MSMOSTIMPROVED

    For anyone who has loved a pet you know they take over your world. I have 2 Black cats from the Last Chance Rescue. Black cats are often left in shelters because of superstition about them bringing bad luck- not true. Good Kitty is sweet as pie and is super chill. Bad Kitty is the nothing but JOY a... Read more

  • Warm day

    7/7/2020 10:34:46 AM, by MOMMY445

    It's going to be another warm and humid day here today. The weather is going to be like this for pretty much the rest of the week. My daughter says hello to everyone. We are keeping cool and well hydrated today. Both budgie birds are doing well and say cheep, cheep! Have a great day, everyone! Take ... Read more

  • Day 1 of DH in CO

    7/6/2020 11:10:09 PM, by DETERMINEDJANET

    Tim got off to Colorado early this morning and I found out tonight that he won't be back until either late next Monday night or Tuesday so he can visit with a good friend who lives in AZ but will be there on Monday. I hope he enjoys his break. My day was laundry, cleaning up the kitch... Read more

  • June Results Check In

    7/6/2020 10:55:08 AM, by DESKJOCKEY925

    312 I walked a total of 196 miles in June - 29 of the 30 days I hit 12K Steps or more. I can even say that I've increased my speed and have begun alternating a gentle jog in my steps. 203 I tracked my food and exercise every day in June. 319 I had only 6 days in June withou... Read more

  • A beautiful day

    7/6/2020 8:52:06 AM, by MOMMY445

    Another warm and humid day here today 🌞. My daughter says hello to everyone. We are keeping cool and well hydrated today. I'll be going for a walk in a while. earlier this morning I did some yoga. Both budgie birds are doing well and say cheep, cheep! Have a great day, everyone! Take care and stay ... Read more

  • July Goals K.I.S.S.

    7/5/2020 9:43:22 PM, by MSMOSTIMPROVED

    My husband says I am always doing too much. This is true. When you are striving for perfection, sometimes you can get lost in the weeds. I started to clean the litter boxes today and this project turned into sweeping the hallway, mopping the floors, and feeding the birds ( had to dump the litter ou... Read more

  • Word of the Day: Motivation

    7/5/2020 7:27:40 PM, by DETERMINEDJANET

    We had a nice time at the bbq last night, but we did come home before the neighborhood fireworks. (Isaac stayed.) Not a fan of the noise and smoke. I am also using this photo as a motivator to keep putting effort into all the basic steps to get the weight off. I hated seeing m... Read more

  • A new day

    7/5/2020 12:17:37 PM, by MOMMY445

    It's very hot and humid here today. My daughter and I are keeping cool and well hydrated. Both budgie birds are doing well and say cheep, cheep! I went for a walk this morning. I'll be going for another walk in a while. Have a great day, everyone! Take care and stay safe!... Read more

  • TODAY

    7/5/2020 11:43:53 AM, by XME501

    What a time we are living in!! But, we should not really be surprised as it has been predicted many times in the Bible and also in books written in recent years. "For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in... Read more

  • Happy Independence Day!

    7/4/2020 6:48:31 PM, by DETERMINEDJANET

    Heading out for a bbq/party in about an hour and won't be home until late so just saying Happy 4th of July to my U.S. friends!... Read more

  • A warm and humid day

    7/4/2020 10:13:34 AM, by MOMMY445

    It's going to be another warm and humid day here today 🌞. My daughter and I will stay hydrated and cool here today. Both budgie birds are doing well and say cheep, cheep! Happy Independence Day to all American spark people members! Have a great day, everyone and a great weekend! Keep cool and stay ... Read more

  • Word of the Day: Grateful

    7/3/2020 7:29:47 PM, by DETERMINEDJANET

    This day has been as close to a "me" day as possible since I'm home with only Isaac. He's been so kind to allow me space. 102 extended sleep 528 paid work 341 grocery shopping 252 Sparking Won't be long and it's time to make supper (easy -- spaghetti) and then I'm sur... Read more

  • A warm and humid day

    7/3/2020 1:02:39 PM, by MOMMY445

    My daughter and I are keeping cool and well hydrated today 😊. Both budgie birds are doing well and say cheep, cheep! I'll be going for a long walk indoors today. Have a great day, everyone! Take care and stay safe! Have a great weekend!... Read more

  • Frugal Fitness Fun

    7/3/2020 10:08:46 AM, by MSMOSTIMPROVED

    I am trying to squeeze in more bursts of fitness were I can. I parked my car a million miles away from the grocery store to get in more steps but then I had a minor dilemma. There was a super sale on canned cat food with a minimum purchase of 20 cans. The frugal me could not pass up on such a great ... Read more

  • Word of the Day: Restful

    7/2/2020 7:15:15 PM, by DETERMINEDJANET

    Loving that this day began after a sound sleep overnight and been very quiet and I've had a lot of alone time. I needed it! I was able to finish the project I was working on for paid work although I still have 1-2 small questions that need an answer, but it's close enough. I then shi... 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

  • Switching Focus

    7/2/2020 5:50:43 PM, by PAMBROWN62

    I will say, frankly, 2020, so far has personally not been a stellar year. I am pro-positively and have tried to live that way. However, I have been hit with a series of health and personal issues that has tested my resolve. Sorry to say I have not always passed on the positively meter. ... Read more

  • Exercise Motivation When I need it most

    7/2/2020 4:05:08 PM, by FNIGHT

    Motivation for the now: 1. put on workout clothes 2. listen to upbeat music 3. just start, no matter how I feel, 5 to 10 minutes is better than none. I can always choose to keep going. For the future: 1. schedule my workout 2. set up a reward system 3. track fitness minutes I c... Read more

  • Another hot and humid day here today

    7/2/2020 8:38:59 AM, by MOMMY445

    My daughter says hello to everyone. We are keeping cool and staying well hydrated. Both budgie birds are doing well and say cheep, cheep. I will be doing some yoga this morning and some indoor walking this afternoon. It's going to be hot and humid here for the next few days. Have a great day, everyo... Read more

  • Word of the Day: Truth

    7/1/2020 11:44:05 PM, by DETERMINEDJANET

    That's a good reminder for me today as I found myself mired down in a dark place today. When I sat down to do my Prayerful Planner everything kept pointing to remembering that all those emotional things I was feeling are not truth. I spent extra time naming my "rocks" and then looked in my j... Read more

  • Another warm day here today 🌞

    7/1/2020 11:14:30 AM, by MOMMY445

    My daughter says hello to everyone. Both budgie birds are doing well and say cheep, cheep! I'll be going for a walk later. Have a great day, everyone! Take care and stay safe! For all Canadian sparklers, Happy Canada Day!... Read more

  • Word of the Day: Calm

    6/30/2020 4:56:24 PM, by DETERMINEDJANET

    This has been a very calm day once again. 102 slept in 528 paid work 272 watching a Hallmark movie while 252 Sparking Next up is PT exercises and then it should almost be time to change gears to supper prep and the evening begins. Tomorrow Isaac will spend a few hours wi... Read more

  • A warm day

    6/30/2020 5:39:24 AM, by MOMMY445

    Another warm day here today. My daughter and I will keep cool and stay well hydrated. Both budgie birds are doing well and say cheep, cheep. In a while, I will be doing some yoga. Later on in the morning, I will be going for a walk. Have a great day, everyone! Take care and stay safe!... Read more

  • Word of the Day: Hope

    6/29/2020 11:05:34 PM, by DETERMINEDJANET

    Hope is a word that has kept coming up today in random places so I'm taking that as something I need to focus on and keep in place. I just "hope" it isn't because of something new and unexpected that is coming my way, but rather just because of the way things are right now. My day was... Read more

  • June 29, 2020

    6/29/2020 9:26:52 PM, by MAMATRAUB

    It's 2020 and everything is covid / racial crazy. I gained back all that I had lost. There is no explanation for what is going on now! Had 1/2 calories I should have (even with b/l/s/d). I am still keeping on!... Read more

  • Bedtime

    6/29/2020 9:22:58 PM, by MSMOSTIMPROVED

    I have a laundry list of things to work on. I don't want to think of myself as broken or a forever project but this is exhausting and sometimes that's how I feel. I am trying to pare down my goals for the month of July and I don't know what I want to tackle. My morning routine is solid. My exer... Read more

  • A warm and sunny day here today 😎

    6/29/2020 11:52:02 AM, by MOMMY445

    My daughter says hello to everyone. Both budgie birds are doing well and say cheep, cheep! I went for a walk this morning. I will go for another walk in the afternoon. Have a great day, everyone! Take care and stay safe!... Read more

  • No COVID here!

    6/28/2020 6:57:54 PM, by DETERMINEDJANET

    Today is nice and quiet and mainly a "do whatever comes" type of day. 102 slept in 288 online worship 542 finished 2 loads of laundry (all towels) 528 helped Maegann get organized for her budget and bill payments 593 Sparking Our big news is the COVID test was negative! ... 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

  • A new day

    6/28/2020 2:43:54 PM, by MOMMY445

    A beautiful sunny day here today 🌞. My daughter says hello to everyone. Both budgie birds are doing well and say cheep, cheep! I've been for a walk in the morning. I will be going for another walk in the afternoon. Have a great day, everyone! Take care and stay safe!... Read more

  • June Review

    6/28/2020 10:53:22 AM, by MSMOSTIMPROVED

    Like any journey, this month had its highs and lows. This week I discovered why I couldn’t eat enough calories on a daily basis. My account was set to MALE. 2 That is a real game-changer. On a positive note, I have been eating to be satisfied and not to the caloric intake so I managed to continue t... Read more

  • Time for changes

    6/27/2020 5:41:43 PM, by BABS4625

    Time for serious changes in lifestyle, diet and activity. I have started to have some leg and feet issues related to my diabetes. It is time to take control, no more excuses. Small consistent steps.... Read more

  • Lack of Energy

    6/27/2020 4:32:20 PM, by DETERMINEDJANET

    Our house is in "does she or does she not have COVID" mode. Doubtful she will hear back with results any earlier than Monday. What negatives this has brought so far: 126 M cannot start her new salon job tomorrow 126 M isn't able to work at her Walmart job 126 Isaac can't go over ... Read more

  • Day 14 of my 30 Day Goal of Recommitment

    6/27/2020 2:26:18 PM, by _WARRIOR4LIFE

    Day 14: 6/26/2020 Gallon of water: drank! Calories: Done! Strength Training Reps: done! Yesterday was great! I even got around to finally taking a walk outdoors, I took a sunset walk. I got my offer this morning about my summer school position, things are looking up! Today is my ... Read more

  • Plenty of sunshine

    6/27/2020 12:15:36 PM, by MOMMY445

    Another warm and sunny day here today 🌞. In a while, I'll be going for a walk. My daughter says hello to everyone. Both budgie birds are doing well and say cheep, cheep. Have a great day, everyone! Stay safe and take care.... Read more

  • Same Old Routine

    6/26/2020 10:06:51 PM, by DETERMINEDJANET

    Today was very quiet once again. 102 slept in a little 542 straightened up the kitchen 528 paid work 401 PT exercises 579 made supper 272 watching "The Core" while Sparking Tomorrow there is nothing firm on the schedule, but I do know that the bathrooms are first on m... Read more

  • Loggin' Food

    6/26/2020 12:33:59 PM, by MSMOSTIMPROVED

    I have been diligently loggin' my food. Now, we all know that at some point, it is easy to fall off. It has been easier since I am at home full-time right now but, still no walk in the park. I rush to grab food in between meetings and scribble my food on a pad I keep in the kitchen. I also notice I ... Read more

  • Sunshine

    6/26/2020 10:23:21 AM, by MOMMY445

    The sun is shining brightly here today 🌞. My daughter says hello to all. Both budgie birds are doing well and say cheep, cheep! I'm going for a walk in a while. Have a great day, everyone! Take care and stay safe! Have a great weekend!... Read more

  • Day 13 of my 30 Day Goal of Recommitment

    6/26/2020 10:15:08 AM, by _WARRIOR4LIFE

    Day 13: 6/25/2020 Gallon of water: drank! Calories: Done! Strength Training Reps: done! Today I made a WIN the day chart! I am so excited! It will help me through each portion of the day this summer.... Here is my WIN the day plan: Wake up no later than 7 40 oz of water, 3... Read more

  • Sleeping

    6/26/2020 9:58:17 AM, by PATTI24

    My bedtime routine and sleeping habits are going to bed at the same time every night. If I can't sleep, I read a book and that helps me sleep. The only thing that I would change is be more active during the day to help me get to sleep.... Read more

  • 6/26 Better Week

    6/26/2020 6:20:10 AM, by LOPEYP

    This week has been a good one. All quiet on the home front. The kitchen is finished. It came out great. We are done with the crazy cabinet guy. I still have some boxes to unpack but I have an excuse. 20 I ordered more organizational bins. I am putting things back differently in some cases. T... Read more

  • A good day

    6/25/2020 7:16:55 PM, by DETERMINEDJANET

    This morning I was able to sleep in a little as I did not need to set an alarm for the first time in ages! Woke up to find Auggie next to me so "conference call" done for the day! LOL Once up I straightened the kitchen and got busy on the finances. Wanted them caught up before the first... Read more

  • Too Busy To Workout Trick

    6/25/2020 1:18:01 PM, by MSMOSTIMPROVED

    It's the end of the month and all heck is breaking loose at work. I promised myself these things: 1. drink your water no matter how much you'll have to run to the bathroom 2. log your food 3. do your Spark (even if it's just in spurts) 4. Workout 30 mins I am doing everything on this li... Read more

  • Day 12 of my 30 Day Goal of Recommitment

    6/25/2020 11:05:31 AM, by _WARRIOR4LIFE

    Day 12: 6/24/2020 Gallon of water: drank! Calories: Done! Strength Training Reps: Rest day Can't believe it's almost to halfway mark.... Read more

  • Procrastination is the theme of my day

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

    I did not get enough sleep last night but was able to get an extra hour on the sofa with two very compliant dogs. Some days Auggie just snuggles into the crook of my arm and doesn't move and today was one of those days. Next I straightened up the kitchen before heading to my work space to... Read more

  • Day 11 of my 30 Day Goal of Recommitment

    6/24/2020 9:33:38 AM, by _WARRIOR4LIFE

    Day 11: 6/23/2020 Gallon of water: drank! Calories: Done! Strength Training Reps: Done! Weigh-in this morning is down a half pound. I've decided I'm giving up chocolate. It is a huge red light food for me and a trigger food. When I crave sugar, nine times out of ten, it's chocolate re... Read more

  • A cooler day

    6/24/2020 8:51:58 AM, by MOMMY445

    It's not too hot here today. a beautiful cool breeze is blowing. My daughter says hello to all. Both budgie birds are doing well and say cheep, cheep! I'm heading out for a long walk in a while. Have a great day, everyone! Take care and stay safe.... Read more

  • Winning Wednesday

    6/24/2020 8:13:35 AM, by MSMOSTIMPROVED

    I weighed in today and while there was a little movement today (HA! Take that Ms. Lofatilla Plus. She not a Sparkler. She’s that awful scale that sits in judgement in my livingroom). I was just blogging about incorporating strength training regularly yesterday. Well, today my BMI is down and m... Read more

  • Use the tools

    6/23/2020 11:51:23 PM, by BLOSSOMKITTY

    About to head onto my mat for stretch-me-out yoga πŸ§˜β€β™€οΈ I need it a lot tonight πŸ™ Wanted to be sure to share accountability post. Thank you for responding and having the space for me to reach out when hunger cravings hit today! They almost got meπŸ€ͺ Just reaching out to others in the same path was ... Read more

  • Tuesday was calm

    6/23/2020 11:26:54 PM, by DETERMINEDJANET

    My day began with groceries and then I did some cleaning/straightening in the kitchen before heading to my Prayerful Planner and paid work. About 3 I did another set of my PT exercises and rested for an hour. Tonight we are watching "Beyond the Mask" and it's a good movie. Isaac was ... Read more

  • Day 10 of my 30 Day Goal of Recommitment

    6/23/2020 11:32:36 AM, by _WARRIOR4LIFE

    Day 10: 6/22/2020 Gallon of water: drank! Calories: Done! Strength Training Reps: Done! Another imperfect day, but I stuck by these three commitments. It's a start. Each day is better than the previous day, and that's all that matters! Feelings and eating are something I need to f... Read more

  • A beautiful day 🌞

    6/23/2020 11:30:48 AM, by MOMMY445

    My daughter says hello to all. Both budgie birds are doing well and say cheep, cheep! I'll be going for a walk in a while. Have a great day, everyone! Take care and stay safe!... Read more

  • Strength training

    6/23/2020 8:22:42 AM, by MSMOSTIMPROVED

    I’ve been consistently including strength training in my fitness rotation. I have given up on trying to find a FUN video. I have settled on adequately meets my fitness level and time constraints. I’m a grown up. Sometimes you just do things because they are required. I liked the definition in ... Read more

  • Zumba!

    6/22/2020 9:09:58 PM, by MSMOSTIMPROVED

    I have been scrolling pass this Zumba concert for weeks. It is 70 minutes long, I can't dance (I love too but I am terrible) and I am not sure how it fits in with my current fitness plan. I walk/run 3 days with my app and I do strength training 3 days with yoga mixed in for stress relief. A normal p... Read more

  • Sore Knee Day

    6/22/2020 4:47:25 PM, by DETERMINEDJANET

    Began my day with a 30-minute massage to work on my very stiff/sore leg. It was helpful and the therapist was able to identify that the I-Band is what is causing the extra pain. Just wish it would stay loosened up! Once home I got laundry started and then took a short nap as I couldn... Read more

  • Hot and humid day

    6/22/2020 1:34:16 PM, by MOMMY445

    It's the last hot and humid day here for the rest of the week. My daughter says hello to all. Both budgie birds are doing well and say cheep, cheep! Take care and stay safe, everyone!... Read more

  • Day Two

    6/22/2020 10:11:30 AM, by HAPPILYLOOSING

    Hello, Today’s day 2 of my journey. I’m a 63 year old recent retiree. I want to enjoy retirement in good health. I’m meeting up with family members I haven’t seen in person for a while due to COVID-19. We usually go out to eat. Today we are going walking at the park.... Read more

  • Day 9 of my 30 Day Goal of Recommitment

    6/22/2020 10:08:57 AM, by _WARRIOR4LIFE

    Day 9: 6/21/2020 Gallon of water: drank! Calories: Done! Strength Training Reps: Done! Yesterday was still difficult for me, but somewhat better than Saturday. My focus today is to stay strong and get it done! I'm in a battle with myself, which is definitely the most difficult battle ... Read more

  • Proud, celebrating, keep on keeping on

    6/22/2020 2:00:41 AM, by BLOSSOMKITTY

    Yay!!! Was super intentional about moving my body and got lots of opportunities to do so this last week. Wrote out all my food and water and took time for self kindness.... I lost 3 pounds this week! I celebrated by gifting myself some new colorful leggings and tank tops and some new nikes(I k... Read more

  • Quiet Father's Day

    6/21/2020 11:12:04 PM, by DETERMINEDJANET

    Another great message from Ephesians this morning. Afterwards I headed to my little corner to my Prayerful Planner. The view out the window was peaceful today. I then did some paid work (3 plans edited), went through personal email and some SP time. After supper I did some read... Read more

  • H20

    6/21/2020 9:48:46 PM, by MSMOSTIMPROVED

    I got a new water bottle. It holds a gallon of water and I started drinking it first thing this morning. After my walk and yoga this morning it’s been a long day of running to the potty 246 Gotta ruuuuunnnnn........ I hope you have a healthy week! XOXO Ms. Most Improved 212 ... Read more

  • Day 8 of my 30 Day Goal of Recommitment

    6/21/2020 1:49:34 PM, by _WARRIOR4LIFE

    Day 8: 6/20/2020 Gallon of water: drank! Calories: not 100% tracked. It wasn't a good evening. Strength Training Reps: Done! Yesterday was tough. Today will be better. ... Read more

  • Splurge Day

    6/21/2020 10:18:16 AM, by PATTI24

    National Splurge Day is observed annually on June 18th. I try to splurge once in a while on going shopping or drinking coffee. I also order books to read when my reading books start to go low. I used to splurge on shopping for clothes but since I have retired, that has slowed down.... Read more

  • Happy Sunday

    6/21/2020 8:26:34 AM, by MOMMY445

    Happy Father's Day to all of the dads out there. My daughter and I are keeping cool and well hydrated today. It's going to be another warm and humid day here today 🌞. I'll do some exercise indoors today. Have a great day, everyone! Take care and stay safe!... Read more

  • Checked another to-do off the list!

    6/20/2020 6:40:03 PM, by DETERMINEDJANET

    Last night we had an unexpected game night with M&M, but it was good. Kept me from finishing up my SP time as it was after 11pm when we finished and I was tired. M&M are doing very well and they are definitely taking the time to share all that has happened in the past 1 1/2 years - go... Read more

  • when I'll reach my goal

    6/20/2020 2:18:33 PM, by FNIGHT

    So for today's prompt I'm supposed to say when I'll reach my goal weight. . . All well and good except I'm not sure what the ultimate goal is. Right now my goal is to loose 100 pounds and then do a health assessment to see if I should let go of more weight. So I guess I'll go with that. 100 pounds t... Read more

  • Day 7 of my 30 Day Goal of Recommitment

    6/20/2020 10:31:49 AM, by _WARRIOR4LIFE

    Day 7: 6/19/2020 Gallon of water: drank! Calories: tracked! Strength Training Reps: REST DAY! Today I will call a double win because there are so many tempting foods in my house right now, and I did not eat them all. I will be honest and tell you, I did have a small serving of ice crea... Read more

  • Another warm and humid day

    6/20/2020 9:58:15 AM, by MOMMY445

    My daughter and I are keeping cool and well hydrated today. It's going to be a warm and humid day here today. Both budgie birds are doing well and say cheep, cheep! I'll go for a walk indoors today. Have a great day, everyone! Take care and stay safe!... Read more

  • Productivity

    6/20/2020 8:32:13 AM, by MSMOSTIMPROVED

    I was supposed to sleep in today. This is my active recovery day but I really wanted to rest and recharge. What am I doing? Up at 5:30 am feeding cats, filling up the seeds in the bird houses outside, washing clothes and heading to the grocery store. I guess I will do a workout video whe... Read more

  • More Lessons

    6/19/2020 11:33:32 PM, by MSMOSTIMPROVED

    I have wanted to solidify my morning routine for a while. I have bounced around but I know I thrive when I have a schedule. My most successful days include: - Making my bed before I leave my bedroom - Feeding the cats -Morning Prayers and meditation - No TV, Social Media or Emails -Workout... Read more

  • A hot and humid day

    6/19/2020 1:32:06 PM, by MOMMY445

    It's very hot and humid day here today 🌞. My daughter and I are keeping cool and well hydrated. I already got in a long walk today. Both budgie birds are doing well and say cheep, cheep! Have a great day, everyone! Take care and stay safe!... Read more

  • Day 6 of my 30 Day Goal of Recommitment

    6/19/2020 11:38:48 AM, by _WARRIOR4LIFE

    Day 6: 6/18/2020 Gallon of water: drank! Calories: tracked! Strength Training Reps: done! I also walked over 15k steps yesterday AND stuck to my WIN TODAY plan. Today is another day to crush goals! I forgot that once you start, it's easier to continue if you keep putting one foot in f... Read more

  • My Re-Return

    6/18/2020 5:10:36 PM, by LOVIJO20

    Originally posted:Sunday, June 14, 2020 (I realized then that my ancient points etc. had carried over so I deleted & restarted my account) It says I have been a member since March of 2017! I guess I don't know how to deactivate my status! My last blog was March 31 2018. So much yo-yo dieting bec... Read more

  • Lack of Focus Once Again

    6/18/2020 3:58:09 PM, by DETERMINEDJANET

    This morning I started the day by going for groceries and then cleaned up the kitchen as the little gremlins were in there again overnight. I then decided to keep on cleaning out my computer files and tackled some of the work folders. Couldn't stay focused so I finished one group of them ... Read more

  • Hot and humid day here today

    6/18/2020 10:32:23 AM, by MOMMY445

    My daughter says hello to all. We are prepared for the weather. Both budgie birds are doing well and say cheep, cheep! I will be doing some dancing indoors after lunch today. Have a great day, everyone! Stay safe and take care!... Read more

  • Milestone

    6/18/2020 9:41:01 AM, by MSMOSTIMPROVED

    Today is a good day. Yesterday was Weigh In Wednesday. I forgot to weigh-in. I never forget to check in with that awful Ms. Lofitilla Plus. The fact that I forgot is a great milestone. That scale is NOT THE BOSS OF ME. I am eating better. I am moving more. I am Sparking and I feel great. I... Read more

  • Day 5 of my 30 Day Goal of Recommitment

    6/18/2020 9:20:50 AM, by _WARRIOR4LIFE

    Day 5: 6/17/2020 Gallon of water: drank! Calories: tracked! Strength Training Reps: done! Yesterday felt amazing. It's the first day in quite some time that I was able to eat correctly. I didn't eat off my plan! I pre-planned my day the night before, and I ate exactly what I planned a... Read more

  • I get to be home today!

    6/17/2020 4:40:11 PM, by DETERMINEDJANET

    Let me just say it has been wonderful having a full day home! First up was having Faith come over to clean our windows and screens. They are all so clean now I can't even see the screens when I look through them! Such a blessing to have this done each year and she is very affordable.... Read more

  • Skipping...

    6/17/2020 1:56:49 PM, by MSMOSTIMPROVED

    I overdid it on Sunday. Shame on me. I have this fancy fitness watch and my niece challenged me to a weekly competition. I immediately kicked it into high gear and did waaayyyy too much walking, stretching and yoga. I am too old to try and keep up with this teenager but, I will never tell her. Let's... Read more