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  • it's wednesday

    2/26/2020 12:07:11 PM, by MOMMY445

    it is snowing steadily here today and that is okay with me and my daughter. i will get in a jillian michaels and a leslie sansone dvd later on today. both budgies say cheep, cheep! have a terrific day, everyone!... Read more

  • Creaking Bones!

    2/26/2020 5:23:16 AM, by JSTETSER

    I have been concerned about the fact that my shoulders and knees often crack as I stretch. Consistently, I have a concern when I hear my bones snap, crackle and pop when I workout. I wondered if I was hurting myself, but I was not! Today this is what I learned in a Google search. Q. My... Read more

  • 1980

    2/26/2020 3:22:14 AM, by TCANNO

    This first one is not 1980 but thanks to 75HEALTHYME for this.
    1pLi8 Now, Judie Tzuke from 1980
    5gCqE www.youtub... Read more

  • it's tuesday

    2/25/2020 1:27:14 PM, by MOMMY445

    a mild day here today. in the morning, it rained a bit and snowed a bit. now it is just cloudy outside. my daughter says hi. both budgie birds say cheep, cheep! i am heading for a long walk after lunch. have a terrific day, everyone!... Read more

  • RESPECT Yourself!

    2/25/2020 5:50:28 AM, by JSTETSER

    Taking care of yourself by eating right and getting your exercise is a great foundation. Here are a few ideas from on how to respect yourself: Respect others. Be quick to forgive others. Be friendly to everyone you meet. Friendly people are never miserable people. Hang ar... Read more

  • Easy Tuesday

    2/25/2020 3:19:20 AM, by TCANNO
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  • Young at Heart!

    2/24/2020 5:14:54 AM, by JSTETSER

    Every Saturday I visit with my 97-year-old Mom in the Quabbin Rehabilitation Center. We have a wonderful time with friends, crafts, singing and (of course) a donut or two for “the Mama”. I always bring a lot of things just to make our time special. Yesterday I brought a picture of my parents w... Read more

  • Back to the good old day (Think)

    2/24/2020 4:17:05 AM, by TCANNO

    Because these are short you get extra to listen to. I bet you don't stay sitting for long. Enjoy!
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  • Behavior Modification

    2/23/2020 6:14:10 AM, by JSTETSER

    Aristotle once said; “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.” Changing our behavior to be excellent takes time and discipline. It is definitely worth all of the energy that we put into it! Never undervalue yourself by settling for bad behavior. As a... Read more

  • It's Sunday

    2/23/2020 2:47:46 AM, by TCANNO

    Thanks for all your nice comment over the week.
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  • The Person In The Mirror

    2/22/2020 5:29:28 AM, by JSTETSER

    What do you see when you look in the mirror? A happy person? Healthy person? Or poor old soul? What kick can! You are beautiful! You are kind and special to those around you! Treat yourself with the same kindness as you treat those that you love the most and the person in the mirror will apprecia... Read more

  • Just for Saturday

    2/22/2020 3:40:07 AM, by TCANNO
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  • Full Focus on Your Future!

    2/21/2020 5:29:12 AM, by JSTETSER

    Let’s pretend that you are driving down the road of life. What are you doing? Do you give the journey your full focus or are you playing with the radio? Don't be distracted by the minor things of life and go off the road! Is your attention on the road or what is going on in the back seat? ... Read more

  • recap

    2/21/2020 4:00:40 AM, by TCANNO

    Thanks for your replies yesterday on the soda. I had thought it was something different from over here. Now, a recap on all our favorite film music, enjoy.
    PCLQM&list=RDra... Read more

  • it's thursday

    2/20/2020 1:49:41 PM, by MOMMY445

    another cool and windy day today. i got some much needed grocery shopping done this morning. now i am taking it easy and enjoying the day. both budgie birds say cheep, cheep! have a terrific day, everyone!... Read more

  • Eagle Eyes

    2/20/2020 5:21:56 AM, by JSTETSER

    Yesterday I went for a walk on a frozen pond. Granite Lake is a beautiful place in the winter, and the ice on the pond is over a foot thick! Sometimes people go ice fishing here. I often enjoy a short walk on the ice with Sal and her dog Moxie. Moxie can run and run out on the snowy ice. I did... Read more

  • this lot is a get out of bed call

    2/20/2020 3:40:35 AM, by TCANNO

    Question: if you like soda so much why give it up. I changed from fut coke to to diet which it just 1 calorie. No sugar, no fats. Just asking. I bet you can't sit through this lot, you will be up and away
    XN... Read more

  • it's wednesday

    2/19/2020 4:39:19 PM, by MOMMY445

    a cool and somewhat windy day here today. my daughter says hi. both budgie birds say cheep, cheep! after supper, i will be going for a long walk. have a wonderful day, everyone!... Read more

  • The Thinking On Brain Games

    2/19/2020 5:15:48 AM, by JSTETSER

    Do you play the Scrabble, Solitaire or other games? I have found that my mind is sharper when I take the time to play the games. Every day I play scrabble with a few friends, and I do at least 2 Spanish lessons. I also blog every day. Just putting my thoughts into words stimulates my brain... Read more

  • Lindsey Stirling

    2/19/2020 3:17:45 AM, by TCANNO

    The Tornados---------- I remember this song, but I have not found anyone who remember All The Stars In The Sky.
    jXOI... Read more

  • it's tuesday

    2/18/2020 1:44:18 PM, by MOMMY445

    it is a mild and slightly windy day here today. my daughter says hi to everyone. the weekend was good. i am looking forward to the rest of the week. both budgie birds say cheep, cheep! have a terrific day, everyone!... Read more

  • Start Every Day Prepared to Share!

    2/18/2020 5:20:48 AM, by JSTETSER

    How often do you share your story of health with others? Believe it or not, you could help someone on their journey to health and wholeness. One of the best ways to keep your story fresh and important in your heart and mind is to teach it to others. Take time and repeat important lessons to yo... Read more

  • Wake Up Call

    2/18/2020 3:42:48 AM, by TCANNO

    These should blow the cobwebs away
    MXiiU This next one is new to me, I don't remember it at all Read more

  • Start Every Day Ready to Learn!

    2/17/2020 5:25:27 AM, by JSTETSER

    Get up every day with the mindset "I'm going to learn what I need to know for today!" Just having that mindset can make a big difference. This is what I do in my classroom and in my life for successful learning: 1. Begin class with a mindful minute. Don't just dive in, give 1-2 minutes to h... Read more

  • Quiet Monday

    2/17/2020 3:17:21 AM, by TCANNO
    xFPt4&list=RDNXAAQhmsj... Read more

  • Meal Planning- Timing Is Everything With T2D!

    2/16/2020 5:37:41 AM, by JSTETSER

    I have learned the hard way that timing my food intake can make a big difference in controlling Type 2 Diabetes. I know that I should eat often, but I cannot become a "grazer". I cannot constantly have nutrition going into my system. Without a break, my blood sugar stays high. I have found th... Read more

  • Bad weather day here but music is great

    2/16/2020 3:50:05 AM, by TCANNO

    Well some great comment on yesterdays blob, many thank as some made me laugh.
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  • The Heart Of The Matter

    2/15/2020 5:55:44 AM, by JSTETSER

    Yes, giving love to others is at the heart of the matter of life. My mother Glenna Gray learned this lesson early, and I believe that is why she is going strong at almost 98. She takes pictures like the one I posted, then colors and decorates it to become a hand made Valentine. She gives... Read more

  • Have you been sitting down too long

    2/15/2020 3:25:37 AM, by TCANNO

    Well that is about to change:
    AVtVc If you are still sitting down this will get you up Read more

  • Now Is The Time!

    2/14/2020 5:19:26 AM, by JSTETSER

    Before I take the time to show my love for the loves in my life, I will show some care for myself and make a healthy change! I have a week off from school coming up. I have no extra cash, so I will be staying home. This will be my opportunity to learn new recipes to help control Type 2 Diabete... Read more

  • easy listening Friday

    2/14/2020 3:56:06 AM, by TCANNO

    Thank you for all your nice comments. Here are some old and some new. I hope you enjoy them
    u1Krw&list=RDbNgU3ojwlCM... Read more

  • Long term goals

    2/13/2020 3:15:34 PM, by ADRIENALINE

    Go to Austrailia/ New Zealand Lose 2 more pounds Get 12000 steps every day for the rest of the month ... Read more

  • it's thursday

    2/13/2020 10:27:41 AM, by MOMMY445

    i'll be heading to the gym after lunch today. i also will be active throughout my day. it is snowing and mild here. tomorrow it is going to be very cold outside. my daughter and i are prepared for today and tomorrow. both budgie birds say cheep, cheep! have a terrific day, everyone!... Read more

  • One Foot In Front Of The Other

    2/13/2020 5:20:19 AM, by JSTETSER

    My journey with T2D has been a slow, but steady one. I had to learn the hard way how to control this disease. I had never really thought much about Diabetes. But I’m healthy. How could this happen to me? I thought that I ate well, and I drank moderately. Why me? Perhaps you are wondering ... Read more

  • Just take it easy

    2/13/2020 3:36:36 AM, by TCANNO
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  • it's wednesday

    2/12/2020 4:12:36 PM, by MOMMY445

    a somewhat cool day here today. my daughter says hi. both budgie birds say cheep, cheep! tomorrow i am heading off to the gym for the first time this week. i am looking forward to it. have a terrific day, everyone!... Read more

  • I Love To Eat!

    2/12/2020 5:22:44 AM, by JSTETSER

    I have a confession to make: I love to eat. I love the feeling of having tasty morsels in my mouth. I never recognized it until recently. Currently, I'm experiencing minor stomach problems and it has caused me to realize that my biggest problem in controlling Type 2 Diabetes is my enjoyment... Read more

  • A Wintery Walk

    2/11/2020 5:15:22 AM, by JSTETSER

    Crystals on the branches, Diamonds on the snow Fill my heart with wonder That most will never know. Pushing thru the fluffy, Feathery, snowy white I must appear to be A silly snowman sight! I walk around the backyard Checking out the prints- I’m sure that it’s a bobcat ... Read more

  • Some old and some new

    2/11/2020 3:22:38 AM, by TCANNO
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  • it's monday

    2/10/2020 2:11:03 PM, by MOMMY445

    a new week is now underway. my daughter says hi to everyone. both budgie birds say cheep, cheep! I will be heading out for a long walk later on, after dinner. have a terrific day, everyone!... Read more

  • Making The Most of It.

    2/10/2020 5:24:41 AM, by JSTETSER

    We all have positive and negative factors in our lives. The trick is to make the most of what we have. Sometimes I have focused on the positive and ignored the negative. That only works with negative factors that go away. Other negative factors only grow when ignored. Type 2 Diabetes (T2D)... Read more

  • a bit of everything

    2/10/2020 3:29:14 AM, by TCANNO

    A very windy week over this side of the pond, not good but I hope everyone stays safe
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  • Noticing Nature

    2/9/2020 6:18:20 AM, by JSTETSER

    Take time to explore and discover the nature that is near you. I had an adventure with some backyard bobcat tracks that yesterday surrounded our house. We have not seen the cat in over a year, but have seen the prints to prove that the bobcat is checking us out. For five years, we hav... Read more

  • Easy Sunday Morning

    2/9/2020 3:47:21 AM, by TCANNO

    Thanks for all you nice comments this week, enjoy you weekend relaxing to music. Thanks to PATRICIAANN46 for this first one
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  • it's saturday

    2/8/2020 1:59:42 PM, by MOMMY445

    a cool and sunny day here today. my daughter says hi to all. both budgies say cheep, cheep! have an amazing day, everyone!... Read more

  • Look for the Light.

    2/8/2020 6:30:45 AM, by JSTETSER

    It’s been a dark day. I have flu-like symptoms and don’t feel well at all. I’m tired, achy, and nauseous. I have several unhelpful family members who demand that I do more for them. Nothing that I do seems to be good enough. But there is a bright side! I sent off my Valentine Day gifts ... Read more

  • Ennio Morricone

    2/8/2020 2:51:29 AM, by TCANNO

    Yet another weekend here, where did the week go?
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  • Keep It To Yourself!

    2/7/2020 5:29:17 AM, by JSTETSER

    Today I'm staying home with flu-like symptoms. I'll call my doctor, and I will drink clear fluids and rest. I hope that if you get the flu, you will also stay home and keep it to yourself! The flu—or influenza—is a highly contagious respiratory virus caused by one of three different virus typ... Read more

  • Anastacia and Status Quo

    2/7/2020 3:37:41 AM, by TCANNO

    What a great week it's been, stand by for a great weekend
    ovNb0 My favorite
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  • it's thursday

    2/6/2020 1:32:06 PM, by MOMMY445

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

  • Who are you listening to?

    2/6/2020 5:23:23 AM, by JSTETSER

    Trust the Positive voice! I have learned to listen to the positive voices and cut out as much of the negative as I can. I have found that the Anger Fear Unforgiveness Hatred Shame Pain Are voices that destroy my hope and desire to do my best. The voices of healing Grace Me... Read more

  • over the hump music

    2/6/2020 3:23:47 AM, by TCANNO

    I missed the blog yesterday because I was going out early yesterday. \today may make up for it Have a good day.
    ORyu... Read more

  • One Year Ago Today

    2/5/2020 11:13:36 PM, by JERSEYGIRL24

    It was a warm winter day in New Jersey. It got into the 60s. We've had some warm weather recently, but nothing quite that nice. I was unemployed, but I had a phone interview scheduled later in the day, another one the following day, and an appointment with unemployment yet the following day. So... Read more

  • it's wednesday

    2/5/2020 12:33:19 PM, by MOMMY445

    a sunny and cool day here today. my daughter is now in the school band and she is so happy! she loves to play and learn music. both budgie birds say cheep, cheep! have a wonderful day, everyone!... Read more

  • What Kind of Car Are You?

    2/5/2020 5:21:55 AM, by JSTETSER

    How do you treat your body, the Magnificent Machine? Do you view it as a hot rod? A classic? Or something stuck in a snowbank? How you view your body makes a big difference in how you treat yourself. Will you treat your body like a blessing or a burden? What kind of fuel will ... Read more

  • Paying Extra for Good Health!

    2/4/2020 5:18:51 AM, by JSTETSER

    The other day, my husband took me out to the brand new Burger King in Keene for lunch. The menu was full of 2 for $5 deals and value meals. None of them included salads. None. I am disappointed in the message that BK sent. Salads and veggies are an expensive option. Burgers, fries, and s... Read more

  • 1st Blog...ever!

    2/4/2020 3:49:34 AM, by PBVHCCVH

    I've never done a blog before, but shall give this a try. I just joined Spark Premium and am finding it very informative and helpful. My exercising has to be modified after falling yesterday and cracking 2 ribs and getting a mild concussion! The positive side is that I stayed on my calorie count... Read more

  • Celtic Woman

    2/4/2020 3:44:30 AM, by TCANNO
    NY4y8 I love Lisa and still sad she left
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  • My Funny Little Valentine Envelopes

    2/3/2020 5:13:19 AM, by JSTETSER

    I want something special to give to the grandchildren on February 14th. I started with some heart fabric and matched it with some red for the inside. I cut it in the shape of an envelope, and sewed it together. I found some red buttons oh, and this is what I came up with! I think that Lena and Ga... Read more

  • Gabrielle

    2/3/2020 3:42:08 AM, by TCANNO

    I do read all your comment and try to take notice of what you like. please keep them coming Today id on of my favorite artists, who we don't hear enough of
    5NFy0<... Read more

  • it's sunday

    2/2/2020 2:05:11 PM, by MOMMY445

    a mild and snowy day here today. my daughter says hi to everyone. both budgie birds say cheep, cheep! i picked up a few new salads to try this week when i went grocery shopping a while ago. i will do an exercise dvd later on, after dinner. have an amazing day, everyone!... Read more

  • Motivated by SparkFriends!

    2/2/2020 5:35:17 AM, by JSTETSER

    I have seen KAOTIC’s posts about his workouts and his push-ups. One winter, I challenged myself to do push-ups. I got up to 47, and then for some reason stopped. I hurt my shoulder and needed to rest it so it would heal. The short rest turned into a permanent break. Well, I have changed t... Read more

  • Some old and some new

    2/2/2020 3:17:39 AM, by TCANNO
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  • it's saturday

    2/1/2020 2:21:55 PM, by MOMMY445

    a day to take it easy here today. my daughter says hi and she likes her new teachers. both budgie birds say cheep, cheep! Have a terrific day, everyone and a great weekend!... Read more

  • Health Care Starts With Self-Care

    2/1/2020 5:43:52 AM, by JSTETSER

    I was recently asked “How do you manage to stay on track? Really, it’s very simple. Now always easy, but it is simply because I made my health a priority! I work on self-care every day! to enhance the health care experience for both patients and clinicians, to bolster health outcomes for ... Read more

  • easy Saturday

    2/1/2020 3:45:21 AM, by TCANNO

    Some of these will get you out of your chair, lets GO
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  • Celebrate Today

    1/31/2020 5:18:56 AM, by JSTETSER

    I remember one birthday over 30 years ago when no one wished me a happy birthday. I was newly married with one young son, living far from my New England home. My (now) ex-husband Jim was working hard and somehow, my birthday slipped his mind. At the end of the day, I reminded him, and he remed... Read more

  • it's thursday

    1/30/2020 2:42:12 PM, by MOMMY445

    i got caught up on some housework today. now i am just relaxing. my daughter says hi. both budgie birds say cheep, cheep! have a terrific day, everyone!... Read more

  • DEFY the ODDS!

    1/30/2020 5:25:07 AM, by JSTETSER

    There are things in life that we are told are going to happen. I've been told that when a person has high cholesterol, high blood pressure, and Type 2 Diabetes, they will get sick as they age. I am working to defy the odds. According to Google, to defy the odds is to accomplish something that ... Read more

  • Mixing it up

    1/30/2020 4:24:34 AM, by TCANNO

    Thank's for all the nice comments this week
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  • it's wednesday

    1/29/2020 4:26:44 PM, by MOMMY445

    I am having a great day so far. my daughter is taking it easy until her next semester at school starts tomorrow. both budgie birds say cheep, cheep! have a terrific day, everyone!... Read more

  • Warm And Thoughtful Gifts

    1/29/2020 5:18:07 AM, by JSTETSER

    My Floridian grandkids are concerned about their Gramma Jackie staying warm in the cold winter. They decided to help me out with some pink, fuzzy socks with one eyed monsters on them. I also got a set of ice scrapers for my car. Both my heart and my feet are warmed by their thoughtfulness.... Read more

  • it's tuesday

    1/28/2020 1:04:39 PM, by MOMMY445

    a new day is well underway, i am really enjoying the program i am in to help with my anxiety and depression. my daughter had her last final exam yesterday morning. she starts the second semester this thursday. she is looking forward to continuing to learn and the variety of courses she will be takin... Read more

  • Birthday Girl!

    1/28/2020 5:17:55 AM, by JSTETSER

    I’m having a birthday, and I feel really good! I’m figuring out what is important to my life and learning how to best focus on those things. 1. My health. I am controlling Type 2 Diabetes (T2D) with food and exercise. I talk each month with a Diabetic Dietician each month, and while my ... Read more

  • Happy Tuesday

    1/28/2020 3:46:48 AM, by TCANNO

    This first one is thanks to my friend Jeanne
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