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  • Challenge Day 58

    11/19/2019 8:24:32 AM, by SLENDERELLA61

    Casey and I are back from our challenge walk this morning. It is a crisp morning, just perfect with a jacket. I would have continued the walk but Casey was ready to come in. Doesn't matter. I will get plenty of exercise today. Going to the Y for Silver Sneakers this morning and will make sure I ... Read more

  • 2019 emoticon for how you feel today

    11/18/2019 7:05:16 PM, by GEORGE815

    213... Read more

  • Blood sugar readings

    11/18/2019 7:04:45 PM, by GEORGE815

    Reading was 30 points better than yesterday. Don't quite know what I did, not much different from yesterday, but it worked.... Read more

  • Water

    11/18/2019 7:00:31 PM, by GEORGE815

    Fully hydrated... Read more

  • Here I Go Again

    11/18/2019 6:27:57 PM, by I2BZ2W8

    Last week I got word that we loss my 27 year old cousin..no foul play and no known reason...so it was a wake up call for me..so my cousins and I made a pack to eat healthier. I met my sister for a keto friendly lunch and I picked up a rotisserie chicken and I am cooking kale for dinner. I have to ... Read more

  • Challenge Day 57

    11/18/2019 9:47:15 AM, by SLENDERELLA61

    Casey and I enjoyed our walk today. It was less breezy and 4 degrees warmer than yesterday and we both appreciated it. I am back on track, feeling strong. My sodium and after-race-slight-swelling weight is gone and now I am ready to get rid of this fat roll at my waist once again. And once a... Read more

  • 2019 emoticon for how you feel today

    11/17/2019 7:44:43 PM, by GEORGE815

    213... Read more

  • Blood sugar readings

    11/17/2019 7:44:17 PM, by GEORGE815

    30 plus improvement from yesterday... Read more

  • Blood sugar readings

    11/17/2019 6:34:59 PM, by GEORGE815

    30 plus improvement from yesterday... Read more

  • Water

    11/17/2019 6:32:41 PM, by GEORGE815

    Fully hydrated... Read more

  • Challenge Day 56

    11/17/2019 10:40:34 AM, by SLENDERELLA61

    I waited until 9:30 for it to warm to 52 degrees. Casey was born in June and does not have experience with cool. He isn't sure he likes it but once we got moving he liked the walk. Glad to get some sun and fresh air on this recovery day. Although I felt great yesterday after the race, got to s... Read more

  • Weather

    11/16/2019 6:01:39 PM, by GEORGE815

    Great weather. More yardwork today. Very windy still. Leaves are still being blown everywhere.... Read more

  • 2019 emoticon for how you feel today

    11/16/2019 6:00:30 PM, by GEORGE815

    213... Read more

  • Water

    11/16/2019 6:00:03 PM, by GEORGE815

    Fully hydrated... Read more

  • Challenge Day 55

    11/16/2019 3:19:59 PM, by SLENDERELLA61

    I had thought hubby would have to walk the dog today, but I had a chance to come home after the 10K and 5K races, so I did. The dog and I got our challenge day 55 walk in. I have more pictures from St Pete. Here are the pictures from Sunken Gardens. The last time I went there was 60 y... Read more

  • 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

  • St Pete Run Fest

    11/16/2019 11:27:48 AM, by SLENDERELLA61

    Here's a shot of the finish line from our team tent. It was an awesome party atmosphere with some running involved. I finished the 10k several minutes faster than the one 2 weeks ago, so I accomplished what I set out to do. Didn't win an age group medal, but that isn't required to have a great ru... Read more

  • Goals & Gratitude 11/16/19

    11/16/2019 11:19:14 AM, by DUCKTURNIP

    I woke up at 4:15 this morning, and when I couldn't get back to sleep, I decided to get up. I have been super productive, which is great. I cooked breakfast and part of dinner, did laundry, and did the dishes already. I am going to the market to pick up the things I forgot to get yesterday (does tha... Read more

  • Saturday's Laugh - Free Air

    11/16/2019 8:14:48 AM, by BONNIE1552

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  • It would go so much faster.....

    11/16/2019 12:00:09 AM, by LITTLEWIND53

    If I didn't insist on doing a deep clean before I put everything back in place,... Read more

  • 2019 emoticon for how you feel today

    11/15/2019 8:10:21 PM, by GEORGE815

    465... Read more

  • Yardwork

    11/15/2019 8:09:36 PM, by GEORGE815

    Blew leaves all around today. Our of the gutters and the backyard. Garbage cans are full for pick up.... Read more

  • Grandkids

    11/15/2019 8:07:38 PM, by GEORGE815

    Grandson went to the Doctors today. He was diagnosed with a double ear infection. Saw him through the use of facetime, he seems to be doing better with his medicine.... Read more

  • Friday's Laugh - All About the Name

    11/15/2019 5:39:10 PM, by BONNIE1552

    My wife and I run a small restaurant where we often name our specials after our employees, dishes like “Sally's Chicken” after our maitre d who gave us the recipe, and “Rod’s Ribs” after a waiter who had his personal style of barbecue. One evening after rereading the menu, I broke with this tra... 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

  • Challenge Day 54

    11/15/2019 8:38:34 AM, by SLENDERELLA61

    Casey and I got our challenge walk done in the sprinkles. The watch is now charging. I leave soon for the Run Fest weekend in St Petersburg. My 10k event is tomorrow. Supposed to be nice temp. Hope the rain gets done today. Wish me luck!... Read more

  • Grandkids

    11/14/2019 9:40:04 PM, by GEORGE815

    Grandson came over for most of the day. He had a bit of a cold. Still a lot of fun to be with.... Read more

  • Blood sugar readings

    11/14/2019 9:38:57 PM, by GEORGE815

    Another good reading. Hope to keep this trend going.... Read more

  • Water

    11/14/2019 9:38:28 PM, by GEORGE815

    Fully hydrated... Read more

  • Doctor mentality and your life

    11/14/2019 6:18:11 PM, by RAMONA1954

    So the other day my brother's cardiologist here in the hospital goes on a lecture of how diet soda is good because you're not getting all that sugar. That's all well and good but I'm sick of that garbage from doctors and dietitians and diabetic educators. They fail to realize not everyone is on that... Read more

  • Challenge Day 53

    11/14/2019 3:27:54 PM, by SLENDERELLA61

    Casey and I got our challenge walk in right after lunch. It is 76 degrees, overcast and windy -- all in all very comfortable. Casey gets a B grade on his walk today; I already have 13,500 steps with Senior Dance, walking the gardens and the dog walk so for exercise I deserve a good grade too. I ... Read more

  • Thursday's Laugh - Throw that Hoodie in the Dryer

    11/14/2019 8:04:33 AM, by BONNIE1552

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  • I did it!

    11/14/2019 1:41:53 AM, by LITTLEWIND53

    .Well the big day came and went. I could not have done this without my Brother-in-Law who was a big help moving furniture for me. Moved tote boxes to open up floor space, etc so the pest control could get into corners and closets etc. My niece's husband picked me up this morning and drove me ... Read more

  • 2019 emoticon for how you feel today

    11/13/2019 5:52:46 PM, by GEORGE815

    213... Read more

  • Water

    11/13/2019 5:52:21 PM, by GEORGE815

    Fully hydrated... Read more

  • Blood sugar readings

    11/13/2019 5:52:03 PM, by GEORGE815

    Great reading this morning... 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

  • Challenge Day 52 and, Yes, I'm 70 and I Feel Great!!

    11/13/2019 11:27:10 AM, by SLENDERELLA61

    Casey and I waited for it to warm up just a bit and got our walk in at 9:30 this morning. It was the first challenge walk that required a jacket. I took a couple extra pictures so you can see how much Casey is growing: You can tell his ears have not totally straightened out, b... Read more

  • Wednesday's Laugh

    11/13/2019 9:20:07 AM, by BONNIE1552

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  • Tuesday

    11/13/2019 1:15:19 AM, by LITTLEWIND53

    I have a really nice friendly mailman. He always has a smile and calls me by name, asks me how I am. He had a package for me today, and while he was at the door, my BIL arrived to take me to the postal outlet to collect a parcel that apparently was attempted delivery on Sunday. I told my mailman ... Read more

  • Weather

    11/12/2019 8:24:39 PM, by GEORGE815

    Beautiful day today. We had a cold one yesterday, and you appreciate a warm day right after.... Read more

  • 2019 emoticon for how you feel today

    11/12/2019 8:22:54 PM, by GEORGE815

    4... Read more

  • Water

    11/12/2019 8:21:26 PM, by GEORGE815

    Fully hydrated... 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

  • Challenge Day 51

    11/12/2019 9:00:06 AM, by SLENDERELLA61

    Casey and I had a good short walk this morning. No prong collar and he did pretty well. I know in parts of the country it is really cold this morning, but at 62 degrees here I enjoyed a long sleeve shirt. Now I am all warmed up and going to the YMCA shortly for some elliptical trainer bef... Read more

  • Dad

    11/12/2019 1:31:52 AM, by LITTLEWIND53

    Not everyone was medically fit to serve in the army (or other branch of military) Dad enlisted in Sept 1941, and was sent to Halifax to board a ship for Europe. However, the ship was waiting for a part that was being shipped from New York. Because there was a grain ship in the nest berth, and th... Read more

  • Veteran's Day 2019

    11/11/2019 10:22:56 PM, by DUCKTURNIP

    A Happy Veterans/Remembrance Day to all our soldiers out there! I have many friends who are/were in the military it seems. Both my parents are veterans. My mom joined the Air Force in the 1960s after she graduated from nursing college as it was a good stable job. As a woman she was not deployed anyw... Read more

  • Grandkids

    11/11/2019 8:43:03 PM, by GEORGE815

    Grandson spent the night last night. He looked concerned when his parents and sister were waving good bye and he was staying behind with us. He slept really well and was comfortable. His laugh is a treasure to hear.... Read more

  • Blood sugar readings

    11/11/2019 8:39:56 PM, by GEORGE815

    Decent number today despite a taste of ice cream last night.... Read more

  • Water

    11/11/2019 8:39:16 PM, by GEORGE815

    Fully hydrated... Read more

  • Challenge Day 50

    11/11/2019 7:15:43 AM, by SLENDERELLA61

    Casey and I have now finished 5% of the 1000 day SparkGuy's 10 minutes daily exercise challenge. I have chosen to include my 5 month old puppy on this effort in a daily outside walk. I am using my Garmin watch or Garmin Connect screen shot for the documentation SparkGuy encouraged. I know that thi... Read more

  • Goals & Gratitude 11/10/19

    11/10/2019 10:15:27 PM, by DUCKTURNIP

    Some good things happened today. First, Presbytera Leeann, our junior priest's wife (that's what "presbytera" means in Greek), gave birth to baby #9 in the morning. We all found out at the end of liturgy. It's a boy, and we think his name will be either Jeremiah or Daniel as his two brothers are Eze... 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

  • 2019 emoticon for how you feel today

    11/10/2019 12:21:55 PM, by GEORGE815

    213... Read more

  • Grandkids

    11/10/2019 12:21:27 PM, by GEORGE815

    Son's kids coming over for Sunday dinner. They both have so much energy. Wish I could bottle all that excitement.... Read more

  • Blood sugar readings

    11/10/2019 12:20:22 PM, by GEORGE815

    Better reading today. Some of the good things done paid off.... Read more

  • Challenge Day 49

    11/10/2019 9:12:45 AM, by SLENDERELLA61

    It is the coolest day of Casey's life so far. He didn't seem to mind at all though. I didn't either. We enjoyed our walk. The grandkids are still at Girl Scout Camp Dorothy Thomas where I camped every year, sometimes weeks at a time, from age 7 to 14. I know they've had rain ... Read more

  • Sunday's Laugh - Little Toe

    11/10/2019 8:32:23 AM, by BONNIE1552

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  • BLC 41 Week 10

    11/9/2019 11:33:52 PM, by POETLKNG2LOSE

    Well I was told to review and renew my goals I set up for BLC 38 and I am finding I am not doing good as far as the sweets are concerned. I am doing good with cardio and ST and HIIT. I have been drinking my water nearly every day. But I am not always eating good snacks and I am eating sweets outside... Read more

  • Declutter

    11/9/2019 8:17:34 PM, by WINACHST

    5% challenge includes a declutter of the kitchen. Well, I have been slowly decluttering one room at a time. I did my bedroom last night and this morning when I woke up, I noticed that I slept better. Hmmmm, coincidence?... Read more

  • 2019 emoticon for how you feel today

    11/9/2019 6:55:12 PM, by GEORGE815

    4... Read more

  • Blood sugar readings

    11/9/2019 6:54:44 PM, by GEORGE815

    Decent number should have been lower... Read more

  • Water

    11/9/2019 6:54:20 PM, by GEORGE815

    Fully hydrated... Read more

  • Saturday's Laugh - No Matter

    11/9/2019 11:40:41 AM, by BONNIE1552

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  • 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

  • Challenge Day 48

    11/9/2019 10:22:24 AM, by SLENDERELLA61

    I'm glad when I got up at 5am I didn't realize it was raining. So I got dressed and ready for our group run. When I opened the garage door I did see the rain and grabbed a jacket, but I had momentum and just went on. By the time I got to the meeting place it was downpouring. There were just 8 ... Read more

  • 2019 emoticon for how you feel today

    11/8/2019 6:27:04 PM, by GEORGE815

    4... Read more

  • Blood sugar readings

    11/8/2019 6:26:12 PM, by GEORGE815

    Reading 20 points better than yesterday... Read more

  • Water

    11/8/2019 6:25:30 PM, by GEORGE815

    Fully hydrated... 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

  • Friday's Laugh

    11/8/2019 9:15:25 AM, by BONNIE1552

    Two men were adrift in an open boat, and it looked bad for them. Finally one of them, frightened, began to pray. "O Lord," he prayed, “I've broken most of thy commandments. I've been a hard drinker, but if my life is spared now I'll promise never again...” "Wait a minute, Jack,” said his f... Read more

  • Challenge Day 47

    11/8/2019 9:08:19 AM, by SLENDERELLA61

    Casey and I completed day 47 ten minute challenge walk. Today we were back to morning walk routine and he did much better. The only time I wish I had used the prong collar was at minute eight when we encountered a neighbor dog off leash, a nice young sheltie near his owner. The sheltie stayed ... Read more

  • Grandkids

    11/7/2019 8:54:32 PM, by GEORGE815

    Lots of fun looking after grandson today.... Read more

  • 2019 emoticon for how you feel today

    11/7/2019 8:53:53 PM, by GEORGE815

    4... Read more

  • Water

    11/7/2019 8:52:57 PM, by GEORGE815

    Fully hydrated... Read more

  • Thursday's Laugh

    11/7/2019 8:17:05 PM, by BONNIE1552

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  • Where has time gone?

    11/7/2019 6:54:35 PM, by RAMONA1954

    Tomorrow will mark 8 weeks in Florida for me and my brother. Seven on Saturday with my brother in the hospital. Its been a stress two months. My brother is supposed to be transferred from the long term acute care hospital floor to the top floor inpatient rehabilitation facility tonight or tomorrow.... Read more

  • Challenge Day 46

    11/7/2019 5:58:47 PM, by SLENDERELLA61

    Gwen walked with Casey and me. She had the camera and was all set to take a picture of good loose leash walking. However, Casey was in no mood to comply. Maybe he wanted to play with Gwen. We did get 10 minutes of walk, most of it with the leash in his mouth or me correcting him. But we can count... Read more

  • Day 46 challenge will happen

    11/7/2019 3:43:44 PM, by SLENDERELLA61

    I am waiting on granddaughter Natalie to take her to piano lesson. Today has been one thing after another from sun up. I have 12,824 steps so far today, including Senior Dance, walking Lake Mirror and Hollis Gardens, all fun and lovely. Have not gotten the dog walk accomplished, but I will. I was ... 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

  • Spraying for bed bugs again....

    11/7/2019 1:11:42 AM, by LITTLEWIND53

    Got a notice on my door today. They are spraying the building for bed bugs on the 13th. I have lived in apartments for most of the past 40 years but never had my apartment sprayed as often in all the previous 30 plus years as I have had in the 7 1/2 years I have been in this building,..... This... Read more

  • Goals & Gratitude 11/6/19

    11/6/2019 11:01:43 PM, by DUCKTURNIP

    I am in San Diego for a women's leadership conference, and I'm having a great time. I came down yesterday so I could get settled in my AirBnB. It's very, well, cozy. Tiny more like! But it's perfect for one person. I can't imagine having more than two people in it as I find myself tripping over myse... Read more

  • 2019 emoticon for how you feel today

    11/6/2019 8:34:50 PM, by GEORGE815

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  • Blood sugar readings

    11/6/2019 8:34:30 PM, by GEORGE815

    Not a great reading this morning. Numbers are bouncing around.... Read more

  • Water

    11/6/2019 8:33:07 PM, by GEORGE815

    Fully hydrated... Read more

  • 10 signs your dog loves you

    11/6/2019 6:30:37 PM, by SHOCOSS

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  • 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

  • Wednesday's Laugh - Lemons

    11/6/2019 11:31:44 AM, by BONNIE1552

    The woman applying for a job in a Florida lemon grove seemed way too qualified for the job. "Look Miss," said the foreman, "do you have any experience in picking lemons?" "Well ... as a matter of fact, Yes!" she replied. "I've been married and divorced three times." ... Read more

  • Day 45 Challenge

    11/6/2019 9:28:17 AM, by SLENDERELLA61

    Casey and I did our challenge walk this morning. He was full of energy. I had to get the prong collar and use the water bottle a lot. But when we got back he was ready to rest. Yesterday I did Silver Sneakers, dog walk and paced throughout the Lady Vols vs. Eastern Tennessee basketball game.... Read more

  • 2019 emoticon for how you feel today

    11/5/2019 7:24:18 PM, by GEORGE815

    48... Read more

  • Water

    11/5/2019 7:23:58 PM, by GEORGE815

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  • Blood sugar readings

    11/5/2019 7:23:41 PM, by GEORGE815

    Super number this morning. Still trying to figure what I did right.... Read more

  • Bonus 10K Pictures

    11/5/2019 7:08:15 PM, by SLENDERELLA61

    Starting line: I'm near the middle of the picture. Finish line: Can't miss me! Winners of female 70-74 age group: Bet you can find me! ... 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

  • Day 44 Challenge

    11/5/2019 8:48:36 AM, by SLENDERELLA61

    Casey and I got our walk in this morning. I had trouble getting Casey, my watch documenting the challenge, and - ta-da - ripe grapefruit from our yard all in one picture, but here is my best attempt. I am going to Silver Sneakers class this morning and will do elliptical as I have done the last ... Read more

  • Tuesday's Laugh - Technology

    11/5/2019 8:15:06 AM, by BONNIE1552

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  • Drawing names for Christmas

    11/5/2019 2:30:35 AM, by LITTLEWIND53

    This year, Sis and BIL again decided to draw "family group" names instead of "individuals", and also decided that we should have a theme of emergency preparedness. ... Read more

  • Grandkids

    11/4/2019 9:15:32 PM, by GEORGE815

    Grandson was great today. Loves to pick up a toy or a book and move his arms out for me to shoulder him.... Read more

  • Blood sugar readings

    11/4/2019 9:14:31 PM, by GEORGE815

    Reading at the higher end. Ate a piece, just one piece, of garlic bread with a scoop of ice cream.... Read more

  • Water

    11/4/2019 9:13:39 PM, by GEORGE815

    Fully hydrated... Read more