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  • Starting over

    1/22/2020 7:14:53 PM, by MSGOETZMAN

    I was doing great. Lost 60lb. Looked great. And 2 weeks before Christmas the motor in my car blew up and I’ve been basically stranded at home (in the country about 20 miles from town) for sometimes up to 12 days at a time. I’ve gained 15lbs back. Sure, I could use all this time at home to workout, b... Read more

  • Feeling excited!

    1/22/2020 7:01:22 PM, by FULLOHOPE

    I’ve embraced a whole food, lower carb diet and I feel fantastic. It’s been a while since I’ve experienced mental clarity and energy like this. ... Read more

  • Wednesday

    1/22/2020 11:48:50 AM, by SCOOTERTVRPV

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  • I made a decision to take charge of my program again

    1/22/2020 10:21:11 AM, by 417-EXERCISE30

    good morning- I worry about my family and issues they have. I must let go. My DH is still having issues with adjusting to his retirement. My DS now is solving his marriage problems with trying to appease my DIL with anything she wants. DIL needs therapy. I must let go. Those two have proven over ... Read more

  • Tuesday

    1/21/2020 10:55:15 AM, by SCOOTERTVRPV

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  • woke up this morning and decided to make it positive.

    1/20/2020 9:38:19 AM, by 417-EXERCISE30

    good Morning- I work up with aches and pains in my neck and shoulders. I have not been sleeping well. Last night, I slept too deep like I woke up with a hang over. Not from too much food or lack of exercise- I just think my body took on too much stress this month and my body is reacting. It take... Read more

  • Busy Saturday

    1/18/2020 12:02:59 PM, by 417-EXERCISE30

    good morning- we got our son's car back. The auto body guy did many things to save us money. Since the car was 2011 - he used good used parts. The car looks like new except the inside. DH has volunteered to do the detailing. He is good at it but I was surprised he wanted to do it. The inside ... Read more

  • learning to forgive

    1/16/2020 2:05:27 PM, by 417-EXERCISE30

    good afternoon- Monday - my DH told me that he bought baseball tickets for 6 members of our family without talking to me first. He also told my SIL about the tickets and the event. SIL thought it was great. I am about to go to the gym and he lays the bomb on me. I say to him why did you decide ... Read more

  • Kauai and Beyond: The last half of 2019 and what 2020 is looking like

    1/16/2020 10:57:44 AM, by PERSERVERANCE71

    So clearly it’s been a while since I’ve been active on SP or created a blog post. That’s okay! I’ve been keeping up doing a decent job with my activity overall, and flat-out killing it every now and then! The ultimate was our trip to Kauai. OMG! The hiking was intense and I’m so glad I go... Read more

  • Monday night

    1/14/2020 12:38:13 AM, by SCOOTERTVRPV

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  • finally got some good sleep

    1/11/2020 8:25:46 AM, by 417-EXERCISE30

    good Morning- life has been a challenge in many more ways than I would have believed at this stage of my life. Talked to DS yesterday - he is upbeat about his car being fixed. He is going to drive it down slowly b/c it is drivable but needs the front end fixed. We talked to our autobody guy who i... Read more

  • Friday evening

    1/10/2020 11:55:15 PM, by SCOOTERTVRPV

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  • TG I am a strong person

    1/10/2020 2:20:02 PM, by 417-EXERCISE30

    good afternoon- yesterday could have turned into a nightmare. DS & DIL had such a vile fight. DS called me up so very upset. He told me what she said and it was vile. I got upset that someone could talk to another person that way. DIL takes off with the baby again. He is left alone with no tr... Read more

  • Thursday

    1/9/2020 2:59:17 PM, by SCOOTERTVRPV

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  • off to the gym

    1/9/2020 6:38:53 AM, by 417-EXERCISE30

    good Morning- I did not sleep well last night. Cedar Fever is bad here - (allergies). My eyes water - I take over the counter medicine- then it dries out my eyes and sinuses too much. But I hate the watering eyes, so on the days it is bad I take medication. I was out raking leaves yesterday for ... Read more

  • Wednesday

    1/8/2020 6:44:50 PM, by SCOOTERTVRPV

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  • My concern did not happen

    1/8/2020 9:31:46 AM, by 417-EXERCISE30

    good morning- I have had much stress lately. I get worried that this stress can impact my weight and I gain weight - water retention or whatever. It is something that my body used to do - gain weight from chronic stress without eating junk food. But I weighed in today to see, I have not gained w... Read more

  • Monday

    1/6/2020 12:34:07 PM, by SCOOTERTVRPV

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  • good call this morning

    1/6/2020 10:38:36 AM, by 417-EXERCISE30

    good morning- talked to son for nearly an hour. He says he finally made the decision to divorce his wife. He says my PTSD is happening more and more due to the yelling and scream in my home. It is not good for my daughter. It is not good for me. DIL does not want to go to counseling. I am going ... Read more

  • Sunday

    1/5/2020 4:38:09 PM, by SCOOTERTVRPV

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  • Goal Achieved: 16 Hikes in 16 Days 🥾 🥾

    1/5/2020 12:29:04 PM, by FITFABJENN

    244 I achieved my goal of going on 16 hikes in 16 days! Instead of doing the typical couch potato routine over winter break, I set a movement goal this time around: Go on a hike every day of the break. 590 - Shortest walk: 1.3 miles - Longest walk: 8.2 miles - Total distance: 5... Read more

  • Beating my biggest fear

    1/5/2020 9:59:55 AM, by 417-EXERCISE30

    good morning- I have struggled with my program due to stress from family over the years. DH's former career, his adjustment to retirement, my adjustment to his retirement, my children - mostly my son with his PTSD issues, his marriage issues. My main concern has always been my grand children. I h... Read more

  • Saturday evening

    1/4/2020 8:38:07 PM, by SCOOTERTVRPV

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  • as the world turns!

    1/4/2020 10:33:09 AM, by 417-EXERCISE30

    good Morning- I am trying to stay out of my DS's marriage problems. He calls me this morning. He had a terrible PTSD night mare and kicked his wife in her sleep. She went ballistic. She shames him and calls him names. He is so shamed himself already. she gets up - packs a bag and leaves him w... Read more

  • Friday

    1/3/2020 8:09:29 PM, by SCOOTERTVRPV

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  • frustration this morning

    1/3/2020 7:42:46 AM, by 417-EXERCISE30

    good Morning- TG Dh is talking down lights today. He has been doing his chores really fast and then he lays on couch watching college football and just eats popcorn all day. It is air popcorn, but the smell and the constant eating is getting to me. We have talked about it. I go to another room but... Read more

  • new year, new challenges

    1/2/2020 8:52:39 PM, by MREE777

    Today I tried hard to create a heart healthy pizza. It took forever to enter into spark recipes to get the nutrients. When I did I was really disappointed. It may be easier (less time consuming) to write all the ingredient nutrients on paper and calculate it myself. Don't get me wrong, spa... Read more

  • Thursday

    1/2/2020 2:58:51 PM, by SCOOTERTVRPV

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  • got back from gym - great work out

    1/2/2020 10:28:17 AM, by 417-EXERCISE30

    good Morning- I feel great. I always feel more positive, confident and in control when I exercise. DH actually came to gym when he said that he was not. He has lots of errands to run today. That will keep him busy and then he is going to start taking down Christmas lights. Today I am focused on m... Read more

  • My S.M.A.R.T. goals for BLC42

    1/1/2020 5:06:17 PM, by NINETOZE

    Lose 6 or more pounds by the end of the round. Start every day with my veggie and fruit smoothie. Daily lessons, logging my food and fitness on Noom app. Work out (30-45 minutes) at the gym at work at least 3 days a week. Play tennis once a week (weather permitting) Healthy dinners (lunch ... Read more

  • Happy New Year!

    1/1/2020 4:41:56 PM, by SCOOTERTVRPV

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  • Happy New Year!!

    1/1/2020 11:40:35 AM, by 417-EXERCISE30

    good Morning- Today things are going so much better. Dh realized that he was too needy but it did not happen until around 6 pm when I announced that I need some alone time. I went to read and just chill for the rest of the evening. DH watched college football. I slept all night through and slep... Read more

  • Chronic Pain and Walking 🚶‍♀️

    1/1/2020 10:21:30 AM, by FITFABJENN

    For years, I've lived with chronic pain. But walking every day has really helped. When I'm on my daily walks, the pain in my knees, joints and feet nearly disappears altogether. This motivates me to get up each day and set out for a walk on the wooded trails. It's my happy place. It's the part ... Read more

  • computer issues

    1/1/2020 10:06:41 AM, by MREE777

    Besides working two jobs and having very little time for getting online, a few months ago, windows did an automated update on my computer. In so doing it wiped out every file, every folder, every photograph I had ever created. It also removed my on/off and control alt delete options. I now have t... Read more

  • Tuesday

    12/31/2019 2:14:58 PM, by SCOOTERTVRPV

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  • I was hoping for time alone- but DH just got up

    12/31/2019 7:49:19 AM, by 417-EXERCISE30

    Good Morning- I am learning to be flexible. I have a plan for my day. DH wants to start taking down Christmas ornaments. I do not mind at this point. My Christmas tree does not look as fresh as it did. I have lots of ornaments under the tree due to grand kids and presents. So I agreed to work... Read more

  • Excited!

    12/30/2019 1:30:12 PM, by EO4WELLNESS

    Coffee is a source of Magnesium! That's good news. I recently read this excellent article and wanted to share it about the benefits of a magnesium-rich diet. https://drjockers.com/best-mag
    nesium-rich-foods/ Today, I just joined the FITON 2020 challenge. I'm excited about that ... Read more

  • Monday

    12/30/2019 1:27:53 PM, by SCOOTERTVRPV

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  • Celebrations!!! 🙌

    12/30/2019 11:42:18 AM, by FITFABJENN

    As 2019 comes to an end, I want to pause to celebrate my progress: 1. I reset on my program November 26th. I didn't wait for the first of the month or the first of the year to start anew. I just started! 2. I've dropped 13.6 pounds in 34 days by eating healthy, balanced meals and by ... Read more

  • Wonderful day!!

    12/30/2019 10:31:28 AM, by 417-EXERCISE30

    good morning! Went to the Y early this morning - had a fabulous workout. Came home just as DH was getting up. I am so glad that I do not wait for him any more. He just left for the Y so I have a couple hours to myself. I cherish this time. I am working on managing my own schedule b/c DH's does... Read more

  • Sunday

    12/29/2019 3:30:49 PM, by SCOOTERTVRPV

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  • 2020 Challenges

    12/29/2019 10:33:32 AM, by EO4WELLNESS

    Let's make 2020 the best ever! Here are a number of month-long challenges I'm going to be doing. Please join as many, or as few, as you are interested in joining. Cannot wait! Team Water Challenge sparkppl.com/ZoeqS Team Goal Challenge sparkppl.com/qSMqs Team Nu... Read more

  • New Year right around the corner

    12/29/2019 7:23:03 AM, by 417-EXERCISE30

    good Morning- I got up early and just relaxing - having my coffee - looking at my Christmas lights which will be here a little longer. DH woke up in a great mood -TG. I was trying to work out a schedule that worked for both of us. I have come to the conclusion it was too stressful for me and DH h... Read more

  • Basil - Great Herb!

    12/28/2019 5:03:13 PM, by EO4WELLNESS

    WHY YOU SHOULD EAT BASIL FOR YOUR HEART, BRAIN & BODY - Dr Alan Mandell, DC https://youtu.be/_MpjiRoFaMg... Read more

  • Quick Arm WO

    12/28/2019 5:02:00 PM, by EO4WELLNESS

    Complete Arms Workout (At Home No Equipment Exercise Routine for your Arms) https://youtu.be/FiPkYIH1vnw https://youtu.be/FiPkYIH1vnw... Read more

  • Saturday

    12/28/2019 12:48:46 PM, by SCOOTERTVRPV

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  • today - for me the new year has started

    12/28/2019 8:04:33 AM, by 417-EXERCISE30

    good morning- I do not get on the scale often, but I got on today. I maintained through all the food in the house and potential stress and drama. Today is the day to pay attention to me. I have lost weight during my trip which ended a month ago. I have lost weight two weeks ago. So I am happy a... Read more

  • Walking in the Right Direction 👣

    12/27/2019 11:55:09 AM, by FITFABJENN

    Today is another mild winter day. So like every other day this winter break, I hiked the nature trails behind our neighborhood. We moved to the suburbs from the city over the summer after buying a new home. A bonus perk of our neighborhood is the wooded trail that winds over a little creek. ... Read more

  • Friday

    12/27/2019 11:49:54 AM, by SCOOTERTVRPV

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  • this morning is so peaceful

    12/27/2019 6:34:32 AM, by 417-EXERCISE30

    good Morning- I love Christmas, but I also love the peace after. I love just having quiet times. I went to the Y yesterday - felt so good. Had a good work out. My lower back pain started hurting mid afternoon. I thought maybe I did too much. I did my routine to calm down my back and it feels fi... Read more

  • Thursday

    12/26/2019 5:59:33 PM, by SCOOTERTVRPV

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  • 2020 Challenge

    12/26/2019 4:05:43 PM, by EO4WELLNESS

    I'm committed to follow the 2020 Challenge! The 2020 Challenge. Are you in? Texted to: 510-692-4556 to get in. https://youtu.be/BkwfzGS_kYo... Read more

  • TG i had a good Christmas Eve

    12/26/2019 12:05:30 PM, by 417-EXERCISE30

    good afternoon- I do not know what happened but DH is like Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde. His mood changed the next day. I think he is bored. He went and bought used videos and puzzles with his GC from Christmas gifts. I told him do you want me to take down my Christmas decorations already. I will have t... Read more

  • Wednesday

    12/25/2019 10:44:45 AM, by SCOOTERTVRPV

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  • Merry christmas to everyone!

    12/25/2019 9:24:15 AM, by 417-EXERCISE30

    good Morning; I had our Christmas last night. Every one came and it went off wonderfully. I was worried for nothing. What I wanted was interaction with the family members and I got it. That was my gift from the family. DD did amazing with her brother's family. She has matured, too. She doe... Read more