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  • it's saturday

    11/16/2019 12:09:17 PM, by MOMMY445

    my daughter says hi to everyone. it is a much cooler weather day here today. a relaxing day is in store for me and for my daughter today. both budgie birds say cheep, cheep! have a terrific day, everyone!... Read more

  • My Morning Blog

    11/16/2019 5:45:22 AM, by JSTETSER

    Every morning I sit down and write about the good, bad, beautiful and ugly parts of my life. I make the ending as possible as I can, and I find that this has helped me in my journey. I've gained a better understanding of what I'm going through from the many comments of my friends who respond. ... Read more

  • it's friday

    11/15/2019 10:36:20 AM, by MOMMY445

    in a while, i am off to spend some time at the national women's show that happens every year. my daughter says hi. she did really well on her midterm report card and she will continue to do so. she enjoys learning so much. both budgie birds say cheep, cheep! have a terrific day, everyone and a great... Read more

  • Food plan for today

    11/15/2019 8:29:46 AM, by ALOVEBEAM

    Detox tea and multivitamins First meal at 12 Vitamins Qunioa hamburger bowl Smoothie Apple pb Vitamins Dinner Last meal 8pm... Read more

  • Got in my workout

    11/15/2019 8:15:31 AM, by ALOVEBEAM

    I try to be out the gym at 830am but ran late so i did 30min cardio and 15min sauna... Read more

  • Getting Through The Holidays!

    11/15/2019 5:30:47 AM, by JSTETSER

    My short term goal is to get through the holidays with low blood sugar numbers. Here's my plan: 1. Eat a healthy meal (as usual) and stop when I'm not hungry. Go easy on the gravy. 2. Make lots of time for hikes. When it's too cold or icy outside, dance inside and use the treadmill. Don'... Read more

  • Its my fault im fat

    11/14/2019 7:34:41 AM, by ALOVEBEAM

    Why complain about something you fail to change!!... Read more

  • Team Jackie

    11/14/2019 5:39:14 AM, by JSTETSER

    Yesterday's featured article on Personal Health Teams got me thinking about me. I have a team, and perhaps I don't use it enough. In fact, now is my time to make a few changes to maximize my team. 1. My PCP. Dr. Perez is my go-to person for my medical perspective and medication. He has a n... Read more

  • Bo Jo and Bob

    11/13/2019 6:17:06 PM, by TIZSLIM

    This is Bo Jo.   He was residing in my kitchen pretending to be a boiler.  Tbf he is a boiler.  Or was.  But he don't work no more.  He's named after our erstwhile so called Prime Minister - Alexander Boris de Pfeffel Johnson.  In fairness to Bo Jo - he probably did work at one time where... Read more

  • it's wednesday

    11/13/2019 11:44:46 AM, by MOMMY445

    i had a good workout at the gym yesterday and i feel great. my daughter says hi. both budgie birds say cheep, cheep! have a wonderful day, everyone!... Read more

  • Oh, Yeah?

    11/13/2019 10:46:00 AM, by BRERRABBIT1

    Apparently, I, my (poor pathetic) self, am nothing more than a tool for my body, with its lizardlike urges, to get what it wants, which is non-stop all the wrong wrong wrong things, and fooling around taking 24-hour daily breaks. *I*, however, my (wannabe splendid) self, know better. *I* want nothin... Read more

  • Renewal & Rainbows

    11/13/2019 5:18:23 AM, by JSTETSER

    Renewal starts in the mind and works out into the body. Yes, It is all about attitude and focus. Today, more than ever, my focus makes a big difference because of my big challenges. I could easily be the dark cloud in the room, or I can choose to be the rainbow in someone else's storm. ... Read more

  • Zing

    11/12/2019 6:44:06 PM, by TIZSLIM

    Sometimes something or someone comes in to your life that is just so 'right'.  Sometimes it's something you're looking for.  An outfit for a special occasion.  An item of furniture.  A pair of shoes.  A paint colour.  A new coat.  A job.  Or any of a number of things.  Sometimes it's not even someth... Read more

  • Snow

    11/12/2019 2:42:53 PM, by NEED2MOVE2

    Icky but I know it has to come.. might as well make the best of it... 444 so.. OWNING it WORKs!! 244 Feel awesome.. listening to my body... 386 Love my life! Keto Strong! 104... Read more

  • it's tuesday

    11/12/2019 10:54:26 AM, by MOMMY445

    i had a challenging workout on sunday with my personal trainer at the gym and i feel great. it is one of my friends' birthday today. my daughter says hi. both budgie birds say cheep, cheep! i will be heading to the gym later on today, after supper. have a terrific day, everyone!... Read more

  • Warming Up This Cold Morning!

    11/12/2019 5:27:47 AM, by JSTETSER

    Perhaps you have had mornings like mine... Today it's cold and rainy outside. My body wants to just sit on the couch, drink tea and vegetate under a warm blanket. Since I just had a rest day, I will get up and moving and I know that my body will thank me later. .I might keep my workout insi... Read more

  • Scintillating at Sixty -Skin so Soft

    11/11/2019 6:26:13 PM, by TIZSLIM

    Five months to go. Eek!  The weeks and months are slipping by so fast.  And tbh I've been so focused on 'Base Camp' that I haven't given much thought to being Scintillating at Sixty.  I have been kind of getting back in to slapping on the moisturiser.  Although I don't have a working boiler atm... Read more

  • Destination 2020

    11/11/2019 7:00:27 AM, by HEALTHY4LIFE360

    Last year we skipped going away to a sunny destination and boy did I miss it! We vowed now to go every year (usually in April) and our next trip will be to Punta Cana. With a direct flight from my own city - easy peasy! It's motivation to stay on course with my health goals. Slow and steady... Read more

  • Giving Thanks!

    11/11/2019 5:28:07 AM, by JSTETSER

    This November, I'm giving lots of thanks in three ways. First, my mom and I are making Thanksgiving Cards and giving them to friends. Inside the card, it says "I thank God for you! We also look at our friends in the eyes and say those words. People keep those cards that my mother colors fo... Read more

  • Challenging

    11/10/2019 6:14:16 PM, by TIZSLIM

    Feeling uplifted by the positive use of the paint calculation site https://www.diy.com/help-advic
    e/wall-painting-calculator
    /Dev_npcart_100008.art I decided to try the same company's 'bathroom design site'. The bathroom here is particularly challenging because it is so tiny. I've sta... Read more

  • it's sunday

    11/10/2019 4:29:06 PM, by MOMMY445

    i just finished a challenging workout with my personal trainer at the gym a while ago and i feel great. my daughter says hi. both budgie birds say cheep, cheep! have a terrific day,everyone!... Read more

  • I Choose!

    11/10/2019 6:38:05 AM, by JSTETSER

    Today I choose what will help me most. I'm going for a hike today. I could sew or go to church, but I choose to move my body. Soon the weather will turn icy and very cold, and I will be inside. I need these days of outside exercise! I choose to eat low carb and low sugar. There are poor... Read more

  • Remember the number you first thought of

    11/9/2019 7:00:25 PM, by TIZSLIM

    I've been trying to calculate paint quantities today.  Came across a very useful site where you can put in the wall dimensions, plus any areas you don't need to paint [doors, windows, chimney breasts in my case] and so on.  You can even add in how many coats although it's still an educated guess her... Read more

  • Love this Training Program: Hardgainer Solution 2.0

    11/9/2019 11:57:53 AM, by NEWAGAIN

    I started Scott Abel's Hardgainer Solution Fitness Program on October 14, 2019. This is my second round of this program in 2019. Love HGS2.0! There is a total of 32 different workouts which will cover a span of 8 weeks for me. I will work this as: Mon – Chest, Tue – Back, Thu – Shoulders,... Read more

  • it's saturday

    11/9/2019 10:28:19 AM, by MOMMY445

    a pretty quiet day here today. my daughter is off to volunteer at the local library. she enjoys it a lot. both budgie birds say cheep, cheep! today is my parents' wedding anniversary! have an amazing day and a great weekend, everyone!... Read more

  • I thank God For Team Jackie!

    11/9/2019 5:39:23 AM, by JSTETSER

    We all need a team to help us, and I thank God for mine! I work very hard having helpful people around me. I help them and they help me when I need it! I would not be where I am if I had to go it alone! 1. I have friends who work with my Mom. They not only keep my lovely Mom doing well, bu... Read more

  • The Hub

    11/8/2019 5:51:32 PM, by TIZSLIM

    Turns out the electrician was here most of the day.  There were quite a few sockets and switches he had to replace.  Plus once he'd finished, he tested everything again.  All included in his original quote.  He also moved a light switch for me in the middle bedroom.  It was on the wall behind where ... Read more

  • it's friday

    11/8/2019 12:57:15 PM, by MOMMY445

    i'm having a great day! my daughter says hi! after dinner, i will be heading to the gym for a great workout. have a fabulous day, everyone! both budgie birds say cheep, cheep!... Read more

  • I Quit the Clean Plate Club!

    11/8/2019 5:36:31 AM, by JSTETSER

    I am thankful for always having more than enough food! Growing up, I believed what my parents said. Mama told me to always eat all my food on my plate, and I took that seriously. There were people who did not have enough food, and I should eat mine! I realize now that if I did not eat all my... Read more

  • Electrickery

    11/7/2019 5:56:20 PM, by TIZSLIM

    The electrician was booked for today and tomorrow.  Due to arrive at 9 a.m  but just beforehand he text to say he was on his way but stuck in traffic.  He arrived about 9.30 a.m very apologetic.  He was dealing with the main job - installing the RCD consumer unit.  Landed up with the electric off fo... Read more

  • it's thursday

    11/7/2019 2:16:27 PM, by MOMMY445

    a cool day here today. there was some snow overnight here, which actually stayed on the ground. my daughter says hi. both budgie birds say cheep, cheep! later on, i will be doing an exercise dvd at home. have a terrific day, everyone!... Read more

  • Working the Plan!

    11/7/2019 5:26:32 AM, by JSTETSER

    I have a simple plan to help control Type 2 Diabetes(T2D) in my body. This plan is so simple that when my life is falling apart (as it has recently), I can still work this plan. It involves a few things that I do every week: 1. Always have the low carb snacks first! I bought a $20 hard-boile... Read more

  • Red Sky

    11/6/2019 6:34:28 PM, by TIZSLIM

    Red sky at night - Shepherd's delight, red sky in the morning - Shepherd's warning.  So the old saying goes.  Woke up to this today - taken from my kitchen window.   The old saying was proved right yet again though as it's chucked down pretty much all day.  Mind you, that's pretty m... Read more

  • it's wednesday

    11/6/2019 12:31:07 PM, by MOMMY445

    i had a great workout at the gym yesterday. my daughter says hi. both budgie birds say cheep, cheep! have a terrific day, everyone!... Read more

  • Enough!!!

    11/6/2019 8:07:27 AM, by BUFFALOGAL923

    I just can't take anymore!! I have got to gain control!... Read more

  • #6 Wonderful Wednesday!

    11/6/2019 5:19:22 AM, by JSTETSER

    Today I'm thankful for another day on God's green Earth! It's just another normal day for me to help kids learn, love my family and help my Mom. I'm thankful for all the people in my life. Make it a habit to tell people to thank you. To express your appreciation, sincerely and without th... Read more

  • Piston engines

    11/5/2019 5:07:41 PM, by TIZSLIM

    The Worker [Friend?] arrived Thursday evening and left this evening so was here pretty much the same amount of time as PT.  In some ways it's a little unfair to compare what they each achieved as they were doing different things, but the contrast is so stark it can't be ignored.  PT achieved far mor... Read more

  • it's tuesday

    11/5/2019 10:03:13 AM, by MOMMY445

    it is a much cooler day here today. by the end of the week, there is supposed to be some snow in the forecast. i am ready for it and so is my daughter. both budgie birds say cheep, cheep! i will be heading to the gym later on for a cardio workout. have a terrific day, everyone!... Read more

  • Meeting my Goals!

    11/5/2019 5:31:12 AM, by JSTETSER

    It's a long road to reach my goals! I am working to control Type 2 Diabetes mainly through food and exercise. I realize that while I cannot control my genetics, I can understand the pitfalls of my parents, and adjust my path. SparkPeople helps me to stay on track with meeting those goals, and ... Read more

  • I Love My Animals, But....

    11/5/2019 1:20:37 AM, by LORI-K

    239 200 239 200 239 200 239 200 239 200 Rescue lots of animals they said. It will be a good thing they said. 198 198 198 I’m going on 6.5 years with most of my animals, and I have a long way to go with them, too! I am pretty good with animals....understanding them and ... Read more

  • Fitbit Versa 2 and standing desk

    11/4/2019 9:57:22 PM, by VALKYRIA-

    I bought a Fitbit watch! I love it! It’s waterproof, so I can wear it in the pool :) And my employer is going to get me a standing desk that is adjustable, so I can sit half the day and stand half the day. I’m going swimming tomorrow, so I’ll test the watch out then. I’m so e... Read more

  • it's monday

    11/4/2019 1:31:03 PM, by MOMMY445

    i had a great workout with a trainer yesterday afternoon at the gym and i feel terrific! my daughter says hi. both budgie birds say cheep, cheep! i will be getting in my cardio exercise throughout the day today. have a terrific day, everyone!... Read more

  • November Own it!

    11/4/2019 11:09:22 AM, by NEED2MOVE2

    creepy started coming back buckled down back to keto basics -3 Body feels better 386 Why do I allow the creepy back... they sneak up on me.... 227 bottom line.. I like my heavy whipping cream in my coffee and my monk fruit.. so.. allowing it only when not during fasting times.... Read more

  • #4 Grateful for Ladybugs!

    11/4/2019 5:16:25 AM, by JSTETSER

    Okay, I'm actually grateful for a sewing room where I can create ladybug hats. It took me a few days to figure out exactly how to place the eyes and the antenna, but I really like the way that the ladybug hats came out. I've had requests for hats with antenna and without the antenna. ... Read more

  • Wedding!

    11/3/2019 9:45:25 AM, by VALKYRIA-

    It went really well and (despite my weight) I felt really beautiful. I remember years ago thinking it would be an absolute nightmare to be married at this weight, but it wasn’t at all — it was all about us and our commitment to each other, and nothing else mattered. It’s funny how we put ourse... Read more

  • #3 Grateful for an Extra Hour!

    11/3/2019 5:32:32 AM, by JSTETSER

    Today I'm grateful for on extra hour of sleep! I don't usually sleep in on purpose. I have a busy day and goals to reach. Today is my hiking day, and I'm going to get some of my school work done early. The extra sleep feels very good today. What are you thankful for today? ... Read more

  • Recap on an incredible month (October)

    11/3/2019 4:46:33 AM, by HEALTHY4LIFE360

    October was a fabulous month for me! It was our Healthy Workplace Month where I hosted/organized a bunch of activities for my colleagues. I presented one of my own workshops (a 2nd one) from my wellness coaching practice, and organized two other lunch and learns. I got a new vehicle!! First time ... Read more

  • it's saturday

    11/2/2019 11:54:00 AM, by MOMMY445

    it is a beautiful day here today. my daughter is volunteering at the library today. she enjoys volunteering there. both budgie birds say cheep, cheep! tomorrow i have a session with my personal trainer tomorrow afternoon at the gym. i am looking forward to it. have a terrific day, everyone!... Read more

  • #2 Grateful for Today!

    11/2/2019 6:18:04 AM, by JSTETSER

    Did you know that today is a gift? This is an opportunity that will only come once. Today I encourage you to approach today as I was taught to approach a busy street: 1. Stop and listen. 2. Look both ways. 3. Move forward! Rise to this day by learning the lessons of gratefulness. ... Read more

  • it's friday

    11/1/2019 2:34:38 PM, by MOMMY445

    i am starting to feel better from this cold that i have. my daughter says hi to all. both budgie birds say cheep, cheep! i managed to get in a workout at the gym this morning. have a great day and a terrific weekend, everyone!... Read more

  • My Attitude of Gratitude

    11/1/2019 5:20:17 AM, by JSTETSER

    My November Attitude of Gratitude is a yearly build-up to Thanksgiving. It's a life-changing full month of thankfulness! Have you ever tried it? I hope that you will join me in mindfully focusing on those things in your life that deserve to be thanked, one day at a time. Today I am thankful... Read more

  • Samhain

    10/31/2019 5:37:22 PM, by TIZSLIM

    I'm busy working my magic on Base Camp so just a quick hello this evening. Updates later in the week. Bright blessings... Read more

  • Own it!

    10/31/2019 11:11:30 AM, by NEED2MOVE2

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  • Keeping The Fright out of Sight!

    10/31/2019 5:17:45 AM, by JSTETSER

    What do you fear? What scares you silly? Lately, I've been afraid of all sorts of things as I watch my mother's health decline. Fear can keep us from moving forward with our goals in life. Don't be scared into doing nothing because of fear of doing things wrong! Today I hold on to my faith ... Read more

  • Sniff, snuffle, splutter

    10/30/2019 7:34:00 PM, by TIZSLIM

    Still not feeling 100% so have been taking it pretty easy again today.  Especially as The Worker Friend is due tomorrow and it will presumably be a pretty full on few days.  I haven't been totally inactive though.  Been busy, busy, busy, chasing people, getting quotes, and generally pricing things. ... Read more

  • Being Smart and Positive

    10/30/2019 2:31:42 PM, by LORI-K

    Happy Halloween Eve, Sparkfriends! 419 431 420 424 421 333 422 423 275 I have called off my half marathon and my trip to TX this weekend. Being an athlete means listening to your body and knowing your limits and capabilities at any given time. I am still hurt. 46 I have a tri... Read more

  • it's wednesday

    10/30/2019 12:49:55 PM, by MOMMY445

    a cooler and cloudier day here today. my daughter says hi to all. both budgie birds say cheep, cheep! have a terrific day, everyone!... Read more

  • Family Time

    10/30/2019 5:44:40 AM, by JSTETSER

    It's been almost 20 years since my Dad's passing, and each of us children has helped Mom in different ways. We have all done what we could do in our own way. In some ways caring for Mom has brought us closer, and in other ways, it has divided us. At first, John spent Sundays at church with ... Read more

  • TizWickedMe

    10/29/2019 6:01:50 PM, by TIZSLIM

    Not feeling quite so grotty today but have taken it fairly easy.  Did some laundry - I'm still enjoying the luxury of having a working washing machine once again.   The washing machine had been left here and was a bit grungy due to the door having been closed for months.  Plus I don't think the prev... Read more

  • it's tuesday

    10/29/2019 1:48:06 PM, by MOMMY445

    a beautiful mostly sunny day here today. my daughter says hi. i am out and about, enjoying the weather. i am getting over a slight cold and i am just mainly walking, dancing for exercise. both budgie birds say cheep, cheep! have a terrific day, everyone!... Read more

  • POSITIVE ENERGY

    10/29/2019 10:48:47 AM, by LORI-K

    Hello Friends! I hope you’re all having a positive Tuesday. I am ooozing with positive energy over here. I HAVE TO!! I’m now 4 days away from my half marathon and still injured. 198 I’m going through aggressive treatments every day this week (dry needling and laser therapy) until I leave... Read more

  • Thank God for Hired Help!

    10/29/2019 5:30:45 AM, by JSTETSER

    There were three wonderful women in my mother's life that I greatly appreciate. They are the ones who alerted me just a week ago that Mom's health had changed, and she needed more than home care. They put their jobs on the chopping block for the sake of my mother, and I greatly appreciate them.... Read more

  • Base Camp - The structural stuff

    10/28/2019 8:18:27 PM, by TIZSLIM

    I mentioned the lack of insulation in the rear bedroom wall.  Added problem - if you pushed it, it moved.  Not good for an external wall!  So PT dealt with that first of all.  All done now.  Just needs plastering and decorating.  The job he was actually here to do was th... Read more

  • The Noise

    10/28/2019 5:25:51 AM, by JSTETSER

    There are so many voices trying to get our attention. It's important that we focus on the voices that will help us, not hurt us. I find people here on Spark encourage me to keep going and do my best. Those are the voices that I listen to. Don't focus on the negative noise. It will tear yo... Read more

  • The Crowd Has Spoken (lol)

    10/28/2019 12:27:14 AM, by LORI-K

    This may not be received well by anyone (here) but I just can’t contain my glee. I don’t watch TV and I don’t like baseball, but apparently the most awesome, amazing thing happened tonight at the world series. Worth every replay I can find. Just a small satisfaction after all the horrible tu... Read more

  • Getting rid of the CREEPY

    10/27/2019 3:04:19 PM, by NEED2MOVE2

    Creepy... not a person... for me CREEPY is CARBS 234 My joints are starting to ache so.. my body is telling me I have creepy carbs again... 198 Keto Kick! Back to Keto re-focus ( did it in September.. felt better.. creepy carbs are back) Yes.. I have been having a Coke... Read more

  • Focus On The Positive

    10/27/2019 5:44:50 AM, by JSTETSER

    Sometimes the best way to get through the day is to focus on the things that bring me joy. Lina is now 7 and I still remember her first Halloween outfit. I bought the little onesie and sent it down to my son who was in med school. Today her outfit will be much different than the little pumpkin... Read more

  • Pilot Wife Shenanigans

    10/26/2019 6:42:30 PM, by LORI-K

    Hi Friends!! I just had an amazing experience despite it being rainy and cold and having a hurt leg. It was Fedex Family Day here in Memphis. If you didn’t know, Memphis is the Worlwide hub for Fedex. A huge operation. My husband has been a pilot for Fedex for over 19 years and it’s been ver... Read more

  • I need to get out of my head.

    10/26/2019 10:22:31 AM, by SCRAPPER1124

    I have always been that person who stressed about the details and having everything prepared and ready to when I'm working on something. My weight has been no different. I would always weigh myself every day and stress about the numbers. I'd be concerned that it wasn't meeting my goal. I would set a... Read more

  • A New Day

    10/26/2019 5:23:02 AM, by JSTETSER

    Yesterday was a tough day, but I survived. Today will also be tough but I will be okay. My mother is now in a nursing home, and I'm sad about it. She is in a long-term unit, and I did not realize how much lower the quality of rooms is in the long-term than the short term. Mom doesn't have a ... Read more

  • The Price for Being Stubborn

    10/26/2019 4:06:33 AM, by LORI-K

    Learning things the hard way. It’s my own fault. My stubborn will and tenacity is costing me again. While on my 12 mile run last week, I had a cramp in my left glute after mile 6. I kept going. My husband who was riding and crewing me told me to stop. He wanted to go get the truck and come ... Read more

  • Today

    10/25/2019 5:17:07 AM, by JSTETSER

    Life is a gift worth unwrapping every day. I'm not looking forward to my responsibility today. Mom is going into a nursing home. Family members are angry with my decision. Those who agree with me are silent. Today I face the furious noise. God is with me in this day, and tomorrow is going to... Read more

  • Insulin Resistance

    10/24/2019 2:28:31 PM, by DAWNGW

    So, this morning I decided to have an everything bagel with cream cheese, cucumber, tomato and red onion slices with coffee for breakfast. I don't usually do this because of all the carbs and calories. But I went for it this morning. It was so delicious!!! If I had lox to add, I would be in heaven! ... Read more

  • No Keys For Mama!

    10/24/2019 5:35:19 AM, by JSTETSER

    About fifteen years ago, my mother’s eyes seemed a bit “off”, and her driving was downright dangerous! Her friend Dolly did not like to ride in the car with her anymore and I was concerned. I always drove when we were together. I also realized that driving is not a good thing for Mom to do any... Read more

  • Base Camp

    10/23/2019 4:20:32 PM, by TIZSLIM

    Now that work has started on the house I have named it.  Base Camp - because it's just the starting point.  PT arrived at lunch time as agreed.  Unloaded his van.  He's got quite a few tools with him! He's made a start and so far, no horrific surprises.  Lack of proper insulation in the r... Read more

  • Thankful with Thorns

    10/23/2019 5:17:51 AM, by JSTETSER

    Some days, the world seems to be tearing me apart. I'm seeing the angry side of my loving and kind family right now, and it doesn't feel good. Thorns hurt and even draw blood at times. Still, I'm thankful for the thorny people in my life. I find my happiness through thankfulness. Maybe... Read more

  • A sad reality that is hard to admit

    10/22/2019 10:03:08 PM, by LADYVIXON

    I fell into the statistics that I prided myself on beating. After 7 years of weight maintenance (with ease) i regained a large amount of weight back. In just 2 short years I gained over 100lbs. I went thru some trauma 2 years ago and developed binge eating disorder. I stepped on the scale today and ... Read more

  • it's tuesday

    10/22/2019 7:10:47 PM, by MOMMY445

    it is a cooler day here today. it did rain for a while this morning, then the rain stopped. my daughter says hi to all. both budgie birds say cheep, cheep! have a terrific day, everyone!... Read more

  • My new love

    10/22/2019 6:16:00 PM, by TIZSLIM

    Lets face it - they come and go.  You get to a stage where you don't really notice them any more.  And certainly never give them a moments thought.  Then suddenly you actually look at one of them and something stirs deep within you........... So it was with Frank.  I first saw him some weeks ag... Read more

  • Stand Firm

    10/22/2019 5:40:14 AM, by JSTETSER

    There are some things that we must stand firm on in our lives. We must stand up for God's Word, for ourselves and for those who matter to us. We have to make wise choices for eating healthy foods and getting in our exercise. If we are unmovable on what matters, we are going to be strong hea... Read more

  • He's back

    10/21/2019 6:54:17 PM, by TIZSLIM

    What a fabulous way to spend my Sunday afternoon. So is The Worker Friend.  Back I mean. Just until tomorrow.  We've been discussing plans for the house.  Measuring up and figuring out what is and isn't possible.  The weather was beautiful today so we also took a run 5 miles up the coast.... Read more

  • Dust

    10/21/2019 5:13:13 AM, by JSTETSER

    Dust if you must, but there's not much time, with rivers to swim and mountains to climb, music to hear and books to read, friends to cherish and a life to lead. (10-20 day of Thank Yoy For Being a Friend Dayspring calendar.... Read more

  • it's sunday

    10/20/2019 2:06:18 PM, by MOMMY445

    i had a great workout at the gym yesterday and i feel wonderful! my daughter says hello to all. on friday night, i will be going to a halloween party and the music to be played will all be from the 1980's. i am really looking forward to it. i got in a lot of exercise and steps yesterday. i feel good... Read more

  • Playing God

    10/20/2019 5:44:23 AM, by JSTETSER

    Yesterday my brother told me to “stop playing God!” In order to keep peace in an angry family, I didn’t ask him to explain himself. Stop caring? God is love and he cares. Stop making decisions to help my mom? Mom made me the medical proxy. She asked me to make decisions. How do I stop play... Read more

  • Super Saturday

    10/19/2019 6:46:57 PM, by TIZSLIM

    That's how it was billed.  Only the fourth time parliament has sat on a Saturday since WW2.  All in all, it was in many ways a bit of a damp squib.  Now we watch and wait as the latest shenanigans continue.   Huge turn out for the anti Brexit march though.  As usual.  Bored of Brexit?  Me too.  But ... Read more

  • Embracing Adversity

    10/19/2019 6:14:23 AM, by JSTETSER

    Some days are really tough right now. I don't like the pain, the stress and the major changes to my full schedule. Sometimes, I get upset and act in ways that are not as thoughtful as I'd like to be. The times of adversity will make me a better person. Adversity is like a strong wind. It... Read more

  • I nearly forgot

    10/18/2019 5:17:13 PM, by TIZSLIM

    Last time I weighed myself at home was the Monday before I moved out.  I did weigh myself while I was staying with The Worker Friend but basically there wasn't any difference and I didn't record it.  Since being here I haven't weighed in as I have no scales here.  My super duper, cost an arm and a l... Read more

  • A Masterpiece in the Making!

    10/18/2019 5:28:43 AM, by JSTETSER

    Each one of us is an incomplete masterpiece! We are also the master painter with the brush in our hands. Others may paint along with us, but we hold the masterstroke. What will you add to your painting today? Positivity or depression? Health and joy or sadness? The darkness of circumstan... Read more