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  • Most New Year Resolutions Are Gone by Mid-February

    1/18/2020 11:34:58 AM, by SLIMMERJESSE

    That's what I heard yesterday. Did yours leave town yet? Wishing all a happy, healthy day. "The light of a whole life dies When love is gone." F.W.Bourdillon... Read more

  • T2D and Me

    1/18/2020 6:05:37 AM, by JSTETSER

    It was 11 years ago that I was diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes (T2D). There are people in my extended family who have suffered greatly because they did not take the diagnosis seriously. I am not like my family in this manner. With the help of Spark People, Diabetes Dietitians and my Primary Ca... Read more

  • 2nd WI for 2020!

    1/17/2020 10:27:06 PM, by TRAILWALKERJO54

    woot woot I finally had a successful WI .. lol for me ... lost 1 pound... and I didn't have to weigh myself like this ... thought this was funny .. time to eat more of this ...... Read more

  • So glad!

    1/17/2020 12:17:15 PM, by S_MHANCOCK

    So glad I made it to the gym 5 out of 5 days!! God is so good. Have a blessed weekend friends.... Read more

  • Friday

    1/17/2020 9:52:05 AM, by COOP9002

    Hope you are having an amazing day. it's cold but the sun is shining brightly here in the mid-Atlantic. Blessings... Read more

  • Getting Unstuck

    1/17/2020 5:27:09 AM, by JSTETSER

    Have you ever ended up on the side of the road with your car unable to move? I have. It's not fun, and it's not pretty. I carry a shovel and bucket of sand in the back of my car for such occasions. There have been times when I've needed to call a tow truck to get me out. My message today... Read more

  • Thursday

    1/16/2020 4:21:53 PM, by COOP9002

    Drove my daughter and son-in-law to the airport early this morning. no exercise for me today. i am hoping to play some hoops this evening though. hope your Thursday is going well. Blessings... Read more

  • My Coffee Supply is Going Bye-Bye Today

    1/16/2020 9:34:48 AM, by SLIMMERJESSE

    I'm done with coffee (and all caffeine) and bringing my coffee supply to a friend this morning who has gladly agreed to accept the gift. I feel wonderful without it. Last week I accompanied my family member to his doc appt and apparently that was a huge wake-up call. He's radically changed hi... Read more

  • The Jungle Story Quilt

    1/16/2020 5:15:17 AM, by JSTETSER

    A quilt is my multi-month labor of love. I’m always concerned that I won’t get it done, and the project will sit in a box somewhere as the baby is born, and the little child grows. That is why I chose a simple pattern with a panel in the center. I added a brown border around the panel and will ... Read more

  • Wednesday

    1/15/2020 5:18:10 PM, by COOP9002

    crazy busy day. getting ready to take our daughter and son-in-law to the airport in the morning. Blessings... Read more

  • Loving the skin I am in

    1/15/2020 8:04:37 AM, by S_MHANCOCK

    I am so proud of me & God. Without God mg progress this far would not have taken place. We are a winning team!! I have increased my steps 50% which is awesome! I have gone from exercising 2 days per week to 5 days per week! I even meet my step goal on Saturday & Sunday. God is truly amazing. Be ble... Read more

  • Take Good Care of Yourself!

    1/15/2020 5:29:10 AM, by JSTETSER

    In the midst of the craziness of life, I make sure that self-care is on the schedule. 1. Once a month, I have an appointment to talk with a dietitian about how I'm controlling Type 2 Diabetes. This month, I had quite a surprise. Amber asked me about my snacks, and I told her that I often eat... Read more

  • Tuesday

    1/14/2020 11:56:46 AM, by COOP9002

    it's a misty yucky day here in mid-Maryland. hope you are having a great day. Blessings... Read more

  • Why I Think the term "Pre-Diabetes" is a Misnomer

    1/14/2020 9:48:25 AM, by SLIMMERJESSE

    From what I've seen from the reaction of friends and acquaintances who've heard the term "pre-diabetes" at their doc visit, I see them relieved rather than put on alert. I think the term gives people a false sense that they are in the safe zone rather than giving them a sense of urgency to make cha... Read more

  • So excited!

    1/14/2020 7:50:49 AM, by S_MHANCOCK

    So excited for the day! I am killin it at the gym which I am quite proud of. Attended my first osteoarthritis class yesterday. We workout the first 30 minutes with 11 other people and then do an hour long doctors appointment with 11 other people. I got two workouts in yesterday, praise God. God is ... Read more

  • Wrong Turn On the Road to Happiness

    1/14/2020 5:30:07 AM, by JSTETSER

    Sometimes things beyond our control turn out disastrous. This is what happened when my husband, recovering from hand surgery got the call from his daughter. She changed her mind, and would not be coming down for a visit. His expectations were high, and he was let down. Again. Also, he was taki... Read more

  • Monday

    1/13/2020 4:50:56 PM, by COOP9002

    After chaplain training today, i head in for a deacon's meeting at church tonight. I am hoping for a short one. Blessings... Read more

  • Weigh In, ACV, Caffeine Detox, Handyman Project Today

    1/13/2020 10:25:35 AM, by SLIMMERJESSE

    I think I weighed myself in October. I plan to try to do it weekly. I stepped on the scale and was very pleased. After a prolonged period of grief eating after my beloved 15 year old Himmie died in June, I didn't expect wonderful numbers on the scale. However, my clothes were still fitting the s... Read more

  • Defining "Fine"

    1/13/2020 5:15:21 AM, by JSTETSER

    I recently went to a Caring for the Caregivers meeting. As I entered the room, I was asked; “Hi Jackie, how are you?” I answered; “I’m fine, how are you?” My friend responded; “I’m fine, thank you.” Truthfully, we are both weary and worn and that’s why we were at an 8:30 AM Caregivers S... Read more

  • Sunday

    1/12/2020 5:03:27 PM, by COOP9002

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

  • Happenings The Second Week of January

    1/12/2020 2:45:43 PM, by DAWNDMOORE40

    Hi Spark friends! How is your new year coming along? Have you set any new goals? I have been wondering a lot about the Keto diet. I know most of what I hear is negative comments, but I have to admit it has made me want to sway from the normal calories in calories out, watch your carbs and don't eat ... Read more

  • Apple Cider Vinegar - WOW, where did my appetite go?

    1/12/2020 2:41:06 PM, by SLIMMERJESSE

    I just started doing the apple cider vinegar in water thing yesterday, but already can see the affect on my appetite? Unreal! Will keep you posted. Doing great with sugar and caffeine. Have a wonderful day, friends. "The really frightening thing about middle age is the knowledge that yo... Read more

  • Doing it for me!

    1/12/2020 7:36:21 AM, by S_MHANCOCK

    This time around I am making these lifestyle changes for me. I am not perfect but with God on my side we are a winning team. Stay encouraged friends and be blessed.... Read more

  • Doing it for me!

    1/12/2020 7:36:13 AM, by S_MHANCOCK

    This time around I am making these lifestyle changes for me. I am not perfect but with God on my side we are a winning team. Stay encouraged friends and be blessed.... Read more

  • The Goal Keeper

    1/12/2020 5:23:27 AM, by JSTETSER

    In the game of life, I'm a goalkeeper and I hope that you will be a goalkeeper too! I spend part of each morning looking at my goals, writing down hoe I will reach my goals, and how to simplify my life to keep the goals of others from affecting my own goals. You see, the goalkeeper works very ... Read more

  • Saturday

    1/11/2020 8:13:03 PM, by COOP9002

    It's been a busy day with our monthly neighborhood dinner. managed to get an outdoor run in this morning. getting ready for church tomorrow.... Read more

  • God is Good

    1/11/2020 3:04:57 PM, by S_MHANCOCK

    All of the time God is good. He is a mighty magnificent God who can do all things. Thank you Lord for grace, mercy, and favor.... Read more

  • "Life is Like Sanskrit Read to a Pony." (Lou Reed)

    1/11/2020 9:49:24 AM, by SLIMMERJESSE

    I'm sitting here with three sweatshirts on, and then read several SP blogs written by people living in freezing temps awaiting huge storms. It was 64 degrees in here when I awoke and I felt like I was turning into a popsicle. How would I ever survive after living in a "warm" zone? I wouldn't. ... Read more

  • Find A Way to Make it Happen!

    1/11/2020 5:13:12 AM, by JSTETSER

    Where there's a will, there's a Way! This proverb was stated slightly differently in 1640 (To him that will, ways are not wanting) but has been repeated in its present form since the early 1800s. Yesterday I found a way to get in my 10K steps even though I spent the day at the hospital, sittin... Read more

  • Friday first full week of January and first official WI.. yep back to routine.

    1/10/2020 8:40:41 PM, by TRAILWALKERJO54

    This morning's WI I was down but still up from my holiday gain... Scale going in the right direction now ... I am happy. My first week it was good to get the kids back into school and get my walking done.. It helps.. I am also back doing my indoor walking.. today I just did a half hour ... Read more

  • So blessed!!

    1/10/2020 7:32:18 PM, by S_MHANCOCK

    So blessed and thankful that I made it to the gym Monday-Friday. God is good. Have a wonderful weekend everyone.... Read more

  • So blessed!!

    1/10/2020 7:32:11 PM, by S_MHANCOCK

    So blessed and thankful that I made it to the gym Monday-Friday. God is good. Have a wonderful weekend everyone.... Read more

  • Thank You, Spark Friends

    1/10/2020 11:12:41 AM, by SLIMMERJESSE

    The doc appointment I went to with my family member got him in on-time, and then to lab, and more tests scheduled that he will go to alone in the near future. For now, it doesn't look as bleak as we thought and is still "fixable." It all rests on him totally changing his diet. Thank you so mu... Read more

  • Friday

    1/10/2020 10:25:15 AM, by COOP9002

    Hope your Friday is going well. Trying to wrap some things up for the week, and I will be leading an internment for the step-daughter of one of our members this morning. Blessings... Read more

  • Don't Get Too Comfortable!

    1/10/2020 5:09:08 AM, by JSTETSER

    Life Can Change in an Instant. Yesterday I was getting ready to rush out the door for work when my phone rang. It was Cynthia, my husband's boss; "John is sitting here next to me, and we're on speakerphone." His index finger was now 1/2 inch shorter, and we were on our way to the ER. Today... Read more

  • So pleased

    1/9/2020 5:38:16 PM, by S_MHANCOCK

    So thankful for God’s continuous motivation. I am blessed and highly favored by the most high God. I have made it to the gym 5 days a week for the last 3 weeks. Praise God!... Read more

  • So pleased

    1/9/2020 5:38:12 PM, by S_MHANCOCK

    So thankful for God’s continuous motivation. I am blessed and highly favored by the most high God. I have made it to the gym 5 days a week for the last 3 weeks. Praise God!... Read more

  • Thursday

    1/9/2020 11:43:21 AM, by COOP9002

    It's another cold day here in Frederick. Had to run on the treadmill this morning. Hoping to play some hoops later tonight. Have a great day!... Read more

  • "I think you are wrong to want a heart...

    1/9/2020 9:42:31 AM, by SLIMMERJESSE

    It makes most people unhappy." The Wizard of Oz (L. Frank Baum) Off to the doc appointment with my family member to provide him with moral support. This health issue has stressed and worried me for awhile now, but seems like the other shoe has dropped in its complications. My heart is broken.... Read more

  • Trust Yourself and Smart Friends!

    1/9/2020 5:22:14 AM, by JSTETSER

    Some days things just don't come together, but that's okay. Other days they do. Trust the decisions that you've made. Modify that decision, and keep moving forward! I made a decision to eat a low carb diet in order to help control Type 2 Diabetes. Over the Christmas vacation, I got off-trac... Read more

  • Wednesday

    1/8/2020 12:58:10 PM, by COOP9002

    It’s another busy day of clinicals and then church this evening. Hope your Wednesday is going well. Blessings ... Read more

  • "There is no duty we so much underrate...

    1/8/2020 11:49:04 AM, by SLIMMERJESSE

    as the duty of being happy." Robert Louis Stevenson Sometimes it's hard to stay positive and happy; the other night I got word that a family friend is in his last days. And I'm currently watching a close relative's health disintegrate in serious ways that breaks my heart. However, the ... Read more

  • Blessed beyond Measure

    1/8/2020 8:26:49 AM, by S_MHANCOCK

    I am so incredibly blessed. The Lord is working things out for me and I am so grateful. Praise the Lord everybody. Have a lovely day everyone. ... Read more

  • Give it the EXTRA!

    1/8/2020 5:12:21 AM, by JSTETSER

    The EXTRA! The food changes are DEFINITELY working, thanks to the extra energy that I’ve been putting into my plan. Here are my thoughtful changes: I have shortened my walking/jogging workouts because of the knee pain. I also added riding the stationary bike and pilates. Tomorrow I wil... Read more

  • Bike and Legs

    1/7/2020 5:23:00 PM, by S_MHANCOCK

    So blessed to have made it to the gym today. God is good! Hope all are well. Stay encouraged.... Read more

  • Tuesday

    1/7/2020 1:46:01 PM, by COOP9002

    it's rather quiet in the office today. our administrative assistant is home sick today. hope your Tuesday is going well. Blessings... Read more

  • Day 1. Again and Again and Again (and again)

    1/7/2020 1:02:10 PM, by SLIMMERJESSE

    Over the course of my 11 years here on SP, I've detoxed from caffeine at least 10 times. Even though I only drink a half of a small mug of coffee, it really affects me in a number of negative ways. I've decided to go ahead and go through the relentless migraine that always occurs when I get rid of... Read more

  • Clean Food

    1/7/2020 5:13:12 AM, by JSTETSER

    Recently I wrote about eating “clean food”, and was asked what this phrase means. To me, it means eating food that is raw and natural. It means eating whole foods in their most natural state and avoiding processed foods such as refined sugar. I am dealing with Type 2 Diabetes, and work hard to... Read more

  • So glad

    1/6/2020 7:04:40 PM, by S_MHANCOCK

    So glad I made it. I made it through the storm and the rain. God is truly blessing me beyond measure. I thank him for all that he does in the storm and out of the storm. I urge you to thank God for bringing you through anything that once had you bound. I am reading a book titled: Reclaining Yoursel... Read more

  • Monday

    1/6/2020 3:54:16 PM, by COOP9002

    My second semester of chaplaincy training started today. it was ward not being the newbie. hope you have a great week.... Read more

  • What Blender Do You Recommend?

    1/6/2020 8:32:39 AM, by SLIMMERJESSE

    I have trouble finding dependable vacuum cleaners and blenders. I've had so many brands of both items from expensive to cheap, and rarely find one that lasts and does the job I want. Several years ago, after much deliberating, I bought a Vitamix. It only lasted seven years which was disappoin... Read more

  • Moving Forward!

    1/6/2020 5:05:58 AM, by JSTETSER

    Today's walk will bring me back to the stone arch bridge near my home. I could stay inside and walk on the elliptical, but getting outside in the cold air is invigorating and more exciting. It feels good to get outside in the winter! I make sure and dress warm enough and stay away from icy pla... Read more

  • Tomorrow -- back to routine!

    1/5/2020 8:00:36 PM, by TRAILWALKERJO54

    Well vacation is over . It is back to normal routine . The grandkids go back to school -- I resume my walking.. I am getting this body ready for a bathing suit..lol.. YES I know I am old ... it won't be a bikini or even a 2 piece suit .. I have bought 2 new one piece outfits.. and I want to lo... Read more

  • Sunday

    1/5/2020 4:53:01 PM, by COOP9002

    Today is my last day of just being a pastor, since my next semester of chaplain training begins tomorrow. hope you're having a great Sunday.... Read more

  • Thoughts & Prayers for the Aussie Humans & Animals Impacted by the Wildfires

    1/5/2020 12:45:48 PM, by SLIMMERJESSE

    As firefighters pack up and head to Australia from my city to return the favor in helping them fight those horrendous fires, I can't help but remember some of the scary fires I've experienced. The clips of the air quality and animals running from the flames are heartbreaking. So wonderful of the I... Read more

  • Happenings the first week of the New Year!

    1/5/2020 12:31:46 PM, by DAWNDMOORE40

    Hi Spark friends! How are you? I have been reflecting a lot about my eating. I am back and forth between Keto or just watching my calories like I did before. Lately I've been combining the two. I need options from my Spark friends. Do you think that watching my calories but yet eating cheese which h... Read more

  • The New Life

    1/5/2020 10:49:13 AM, by PROMISE2DESIGN

    *Attention* No looky lous dredging up drama or negativity on my blogs or page. Please dont leave your "judgy" wisdom here. If I dont offer info about my personal life, don't ask! This is my place to get real and let myself out. POSITIVITY ONLY! Last time I got on Sparkpeople and start blogging I ... Read more

  • Stay encouraged at all times

    1/5/2020 5:50:47 AM, by S_MHANCOCK

    Please stay encouraged saints. The Lord has blessed us with another day. Let us rejoice and be glad in it! Let us exalt his name together. His praise shall continue to be in my mouth. Amen.... Read more

  • The Food Feats Challenge!

    1/5/2020 5:49:07 AM, by JSTETSER

    For the next 32 days, I'm challenging you to do three things: 1. To eat a clean and healthy diet. 2. To enter into the food tracker everything that you eat. 3. To drink 8+ glasses of water a day. Romaine calm! You can do this! Are you up for the challenge? I am! I hope that y... Read more

  • Back again

    1/4/2020 6:10:05 PM, by PROMISE2DESIGN

    The struggle is real! Could use support groups, challenges, friends. This has been a lonely place for too long. I am ready to break free.... Read more

  • Saturday

    1/4/2020 5:19:21 PM, by COOP9002

    It was supposed to rain all day, but it has held off for the time being, so i was blessed to get in an outside run this morning. hope your Saturday is going well. Blessings... Read more

  • No Such Thing As An Easy/Simple Project at My House

    1/4/2020 9:37:23 AM, by SLIMMERJESSE

    Honestly, even a simple project like putting in new blinds and shade becomes a nightmare. Yesterday I promised myself that in the future I'll order from a company that specializes and installs blinds and shades. I finally DID get a nice looking completion yesterday, but only after missing parts ne... Read more

  • So encouraged

    1/4/2020 6:36:02 AM, by S_MHANCOCK

    I am incredibly blessed to be encouraged along this weight loss journey. God is with me always. So thankful I got serious prior to the new year. December 16th, 2019 was my recommitment date to myself for getting healthier so I can live a long enjoyable life. Stay encouraged friends. Victory is on t... Read more

  • So encouraged

    1/4/2020 6:35:57 AM, by S_MHANCOCK

    I am incredibly blessed to be encouraged along this weight loss journey. God is with me always. So thankful I got serious prior to the new year. December 16th, 2019 was my recommitment date to myself for getting healthier so I can live a long enjoyable life. Stay encouraged friends. Victory is on t... Read more

  • Life Can Get Messy!

    1/4/2020 5:47:47 AM, by JSTETSER

    From the moment of our birth until the day we die, life is often very messy. In fact, some of the most pivotal moments are loud and chaotic. Learning and living are not neat activities. Little Gabby looks so cute and manageable here, but one day after the picture was taken, she was diagnosed wi... Read more

  • Friday

    1/3/2020 11:47:01 AM, by COOP9002

    Please pray for a young lady in our church, Julie (name changed). She is struggling greatly with depression. Her parents have been trying to get her the help she needs. Thank you.... Read more

  • Air Fryer Coming Soon

    1/3/2020 9:52:32 AM, by SLIMMERJESSE

    I've blogged about two family members who worry me with their terrible eating habits. Mostly fast food, and now I'm watching their health decline as a result. I've offered my help time and again. Now one of them says he will accept my help. He's ordering an air fryer and I'll help by cooking... Read more

  • Frozen By Fear?

    1/3/2020 5:18:39 AM, by JSTETSER

    Lately, I've been feeling a lot of fear and it's kept me frozen in my tracks. I need to make new changes, but I'm scared because of the fact that my blood sugar numbers are not lowering as they used to. I deal with Type II Diabetes. I eat a healthy diet and get lots of exercises. I hike, wal... Read more

  • Thursday

    1/2/2020 11:13:13 AM, by COOP9002

    Hope your day is going well. Trying to get a few things done before the weekend and before I start back in my chaplain training on Monday. Blessings... Read more

  • Happy Day!!

    1/2/2020 10:25:17 AM, by S_MHANCOCK

    Glad to be at the gym. 4/4 this week!! Have a blessed day all.❤️... Read more

  • Homemade Birthday Bag

    1/2/2020 5:05:45 AM, by JSTETSER

    Shiloh turns 4 in March. I'm making a birthday bag and filling it with her present. A long time ago, I paid 50 cents for this lovely appliqued panel at a Good Will Store. I've been waiting for the special time to add it to a bag. Yesterday I had the time, and I started on the bag. Homem... Read more

  • "And after all, what is a lie? 'Tis...

    1/2/2020 1:21:36 AM, by SLIMMERJESSE

    but the truth in masquerade." George Gordon, Lord Byron Didn't feel too good on NY Day, but hoping for a better one today. Happy 2020.... Read more

  • Happy Healthy 2020!

    1/1/2020 9:18:01 PM, by TRAILWALKERJO54

    Welcome to 2020 --- a new decade! The first day of the new year the new decade was slow.. We stayed up to watch the ball drop. I went off to bed right after that but my family stayed up till 1:30 am... hence the slow morning. BUT we got ready and went for a hike... can not say ... Read more

  • New Life, Who Dis?

    1/1/2020 5:59:52 PM, by FATGIRLONFIRE

    Welcome to the new year! Hell, welcome to the new decade! No going on and on about what I'm letting go of. No, this year... this decade is about all the things I'm gaining and growing in. So first thing I'm gaining and growing in (GGI) is focus. And key focus is in action. And in order to have effic... Read more

  • Made it!!

    1/1/2020 4:32:47 PM, by S_MHANCOCK

    So glad I made it to the gym 6 days a week the last 2 weeks!!🎉 Thank you Jesus!!... Read more

  • Happy New Year!!!

    1/1/2020 3:46:47 PM, by COOP9002

    May 2020 be an amazing year for you and yours. Blessings... Read more

  • Dealing with Pain

    1/1/2020 5:05:13 AM, by JSTETSER

    In 2020, I will not hide my pain, but deal with it! Just before Christmas, I was told that I am a part of a Godless socialist political party and when I said that I pray for the president, (I was) “Jackie uttering words.... therefore she can’t be equated as being a good person” That hurt me, a... Read more

  • Tuesday

    12/31/2019 3:26:19 PM, by COOP9002

    2019 is coming to an end. Had a nice run on the treadmill and a bike ride this morning. looking forward to an evening at home with my wife and youngest daughter. Have a happy New Year's celebration!... Read more

  • Blessings❤️

    12/31/2019 10:41:39 AM, by S_MHANCOCK

    Blessings to all in 2020. I wish you victory and triumph over things that have had you bound in 2019 or throughout your life. I claim victory in the mighty name of Jesus Christ. Stay encouraged saints of God. For the battle is not yours it’s the Lords. Happy New Year!! Step into your season of vict... Read more

  • Blessings❤️

    12/31/2019 10:41:35 AM, by S_MHANCOCK

    Blessings to all in 2020. I wish you victory and triumph over things that have had you bound in 2019 or throughout your life. I claim victory in the mighty name of Jesus Christ. Stay encouraged saints of God. For the battle is not yours it’s the Lords. Happy New Year!! Step into your season of vict... Read more

  • Waving Hello to 2020

    12/31/2019 8:36:55 AM, by SLIMMERJESSE

    I'm ready for a terrific year, are you? Here's to a good one for us all. Just tried edamame for the first time that were roasted and it makes a good snack. Wishing all a happy, healthy 2020. "No sooner do we think we have assembled a comfortable life than we find a piece of ours... Read more

  • I'm Expecting Great Things in 2020!

    12/31/2019 5:27:20 AM, by JSTETSER

    In 2020, I'll find a new level of health. I've found that my favorite yoga class is at home with my own music playing. My DH is happy to give me the livingroom for 90 minutes while I follow the routine. I'll do this every Monday. I'm finding some great simple healthy recipes with Jamie Oliver... Read more

  • So excited!! 2020!!🎉

    12/30/2019 2:26:47 PM, by S_MHANCOCK

    2020 is our year!! Step into your season of victory triumphantly. God bless each and every one of you!!!!!!🙏🏽❤️... Read more

  • Waving Goodbye to 2019

    12/30/2019 8:30:50 AM, by SLIMMERJESSE

    This year was full of challenges. Too much grief eating. And continued help for my healing hip with its sprain. On the mend now, and finally nearly pain free. Overall, I never was a year-ending, year-beginning person. I never pay much attention to time in that way. It feels like 2020 is so... Read more

  • The Art of Making Memories

    12/30/2019 6:46:57 AM, by JSTETSER

    In 2020, I will be making and sharing memories. I do not get enough time with my children and grandkids. When I see them, I find ways to make those memories count! As I prepared for my last trip down, I told them how much their Daddy loved chocolate chip cookies. I made aprons for the kids... Read more

  • The New Year is fast approaching!

    12/29/2019 6:54:01 PM, by DAWNDMOORE40

    I just wanted to come on and say a quick hello and see how everyone's holiday is coming along? It won't be long and 2020 will be here! So I thought I would take a moment to remember a couple goals I made in 2019 and what positive things have come from setting those goals: 1.) lifting weights tw... Read more

  • Sunday

    12/29/2019 3:45:12 PM, by COOP9002

    It's a gloomy day here in Frederick with rain and winds. Hope the weather is nicer wherever you are. Blessings... Read more

  • Encouraged

    12/29/2019 11:02:53 AM, by S_MHANCOCK

    I believe everything the Lord said about me. Everything the enemy said, it’s a lie, it’s a lie. Be encouraged this holiday season. Count it all victory. Thank you Lord for opening the doors I need opened in 2020!!... Read more

  • It all starts with ME

    12/29/2019 6:53:05 AM, by JSTETSER

    As the New Year begins, I am recommitting to my goals. There are a few changes though. 1. I'm shrinking my goals to help me be more successful! Healthy Eating and exercise are tops, and then committing to staying connected to my family is next. 2. Keeping the goals concrete. My 2 bite ru... Read more

  • Saturday

    12/28/2019 2:36:58 PM, by COOP9002

    hope your Saturday is going well. enjoying an unseasonably warm day here in Frederick. i fear that this weather is about to change and not for the better. Blessings... Read more

  • Friday the last WI for 2019 ...

    12/28/2019 12:29:19 PM, by TRAILWALKERJO54

    Yes the last WI for 2019 and it had to be the day after Christmas... lol .. It is what it is... I am not happy nor sad.. I was up of course.. but with turkey and ham .. well lots of salt... Moving forward.. not looking back! Staying in the moment The family went for a love... Read more

  • Weighed in Yesterday😊

    12/28/2019 11:20:31 AM, by S_MHANCOCK

    Down 8 pounds 2 days after Christmas!!!🎉 Praise the Lord. I got serious about my health for the umpteenth time 2 weeks ago. I ate what I desired in smaller portions. I worked out 4 days last week. I have worked out 5 days this week!! God is so good. Be blessed in the New Year all. Let’s step into ... Read more

  • Just start!

    12/28/2019 5:27:13 AM, by JSTETSER

    2020 is almost upon us. I am re-examining my 2019 goals and making some minor changes. I'm taking the time to write them down and reflect on what worked and didn't work in 2019. My biggest win was to start keeping a Full Focus diary. It has really helped me to see and work towards my goals... Read more

  • Friday

    12/27/2019 5:58:41 PM, by COOP9002

    It's a cloudy and cool day here in Frederick. getting ready for some wet weather tomorrow. At least it's not snow and ice. Blessings... Read more

  • My Special Place

    12/27/2019 8:15:00 AM, by JSTETSER

    Every year we visit a very special spot, The Perkins House B&B in Cornish, Maine. It is my favorite home away from home is at the Perkins house. They decorate their lovely mansion in ways that I just don’t take time to do at home. Christmas is magical here, and I love to be here any time in ... Read more

  • Thursday

    12/26/2019 7:45:03 PM, by COOP9002

    After yesterday's festivities, it is a little slower around our house today. Looking forward to another day off tomorrow as I try to use up my vacation this year. Blessings... Read more

  • "You cannot prevent the birds of sadness from flying over your head...

    12/26/2019 1:00:16 PM, by SLIMMERJESSE

    but you can prevent them from nesting in your hair." Chinese proverb Okay, enough's enough. It was nice, but now I'm all xmas'ed out. (smiling) That's the downside of very early decorating. I've had enough, thank you. Have a wonderful day, friends.... Read more

  • Go Tell It On The Mountain!

    12/26/2019 6:35:10 AM, by JSTETSER

    What is the story that you are telling? Are you telling people about your strengths or weaknesses? Are you finding solutions to your problems or just complaining about them? Go tell it on the mountain that Jesus Christ is born and we have His strength in us. What is your story? Make... Read more

  • So glad I am back in check!!

    12/25/2019 5:46:24 PM, by S_MHANCOCK

    Made my steps yesterday for the first time in awhile. Praise God!! Even went for a walk after Christmas Dinner!!... Read more

  • Merry Christmas!

    12/25/2019 3:27:06 PM, by COOP9002

    Hope everyone who is celebrating Christmas is having a wonderful day! Blessings ... Read more