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  • Decided to get on scale & measure

    12/6/2019 7:01:51 AM, by 417-EXERCISE30

    good morning - I have lost weight again - .4 so that is nearly 2 1/2 lbs since I have been home. but the number which really surprised me is lost 2'' in my waist since I last measured which who knows when. I am also in a lower size. I wore size 12 on vacation - and they are very baggy. I am goin... Read more

  • Weather

    12/6/2019 12:14:21 AM, by ZRIE014

    It was a nice day, but might receive some rain this weekend. It is 59 outside and 71 inside.... Read more

  • How to help a caregiver

    12/5/2019 9:43:33 PM, by CTUPTON

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  • Not "for my age"...

    12/5/2019 8:00:23 AM, by TZAPP22

    Good morning friends.. My new plan yesterday made for a much better day all around. Everything fit without too much rushing around, got to the hotel and fixed my makeup and slipped into my LBD, the same one I wore to the Woman's event a few weeks ago and was on my way. The party, well actually it's ... Read more

  • Weather

    12/5/2019 12:16:21 AM, by ZRIE014

    It rained today and was in the low 60s. It is 59 outside and 68 inside.... Read more

  • Scratch that

    12/4/2019 9:25:37 AM, by TZAPP22

    Hi folks.. I have a crazy day today.. #cko workout was awesome, stopped at Shoprite grabbed essential and made stew in the instant pot for hubby for dinner tonight because it's my work holiday party. I have a meeting in the city and a 2 hour conference call this afernoon and then the party up ... Read more

  • Weather

    12/4/2019 12:14:14 AM, by ZRIE014

    It was only in the high 60s today, but forecasted to rain tonight. It is 61 outside and 69 inside.... Read more

  • My to do list today

    12/3/2019 3:58:02 PM, by CTUPTON

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  • Well, I did it, I turned 60!

    12/3/2019 8:49:38 AM, by KVD08844

    Which is a blessing! Frankly, all I did to reach this "milestone" was breathe, eat, and drink, but it's okay, I'm graciously taking all the congrats that people are giving me. This will be a big year, we'll be selling the house we raised the kids in (oh, they're still here too) and moving to S... Read more

  • Peace and healing...

    12/3/2019 7:53:09 AM, by TZAPP22

    Morning friends. My toe is feeling 85% better today, leaps and bounds over yesterday. Yesterday was supposed to be an easy work day, one, hour long conference call on the books and then follow up on open year end items. December tends to be relatively quiet in my particular job so it's a great tim... Read more

  • wonderful morning

    12/3/2019 6:14:56 AM, by 417-EXERCISE30

    good morning- TG for the trip. DH is adjusting to retirement. The first two weeks of the trip were rough - he could not relax - we had many a talk. You are no longer on a schedule - allow yourself to enjoy the trip. We have had talks about that period of time and he concludes with me that he coul... Read more

  • Weather

    12/3/2019 12:15:08 AM, by ZRIE014

    It was a nice day about 70. It is 58 outside and 68 inside.... Read more

  • How many times am I going to need to start over?

    12/2/2019 11:32:42 PM, by ALLIEOOPS2

    Tonight I admitted to myself that Iโ€™ve let my weight get out of control. I broke my own rule and weighed myself after dinner tonight. Iโ€™m back to my all time highest weight. Hereโ€™s my rock bottom moment - I canโ€™t zipper up my winter snow jacket. My daily jacket has been feeling a little snug as ... Read more

  • Today's best...

    12/2/2019 8:57:34 AM, by TZAPP22

    Good morning friends.. Boy a I ready to get my move on.. spent way too much time on the couch this weekend and ate way too many cookies.. but c'est la vie! Went to #cko this morning, even though my toe still hurts if I put pressure on it the wrong way...jumping and running were out of the que... Read more

  • peaceful morning

    12/2/2019 4:39:33 AM, by 417-EXERCISE30

    good Morning- I am having my coffee - watching our Christmas lights that DH put up yesterday. I have the lights on our Christmas tree on with the presents underneath. I am all alone and happy. I am relaxed - in control, patient and confident. I am positive that this year's Christmas will be a j... Read more

  • Weather

    12/2/2019 12:14:41 AM, by ZRIE014

    It warmed up to the high 60s after 48. It is 57 outside and 69 inside.... Read more

  • From the inside out...

    12/1/2019 9:00:43 AM, by TZAPP22

    Good morning friends.. I found myself sitting with so many thoughts flying through my mind, yet none of them seeming to take grasp. So I sat in silence and quietly sipped my coffee as my mind continued to swirl. I shifted my focus and looked for a Christmas song and verse to post on FB. I've deci... Read more

  • Weather

    12/1/2019 12:18:09 AM, by ZRIE014

    It was a cool morning around 46 and only warming up to mid 60s. It is 56 outside and 66 inside.... Read more

  • Lack of cravings. Is it possible?

    11/30/2019 5:14:45 PM, by CTUPTON

    Something has changed! For over 5 weeks now I have been able to stick to a food plan because my cravings are not killing me. Never before have I felt like this. I sure hope it lasts. chris... Read more

  • I am back from vacation -

    11/30/2019 10:49:01 AM, by 417-EXERCISE30

    good morning - I am still on another time zone. The trip was wonderful on so many levels. DH did have a hard time adjusting at first. He needed to relax. It took two weeks. We came back relaxed - my BP was perfect 118/72 and glucose was 78. But my DH is not relaxed now- he had to call medica... Read more

  • This little piggie led the way...

    11/30/2019 8:35:20 AM, by TZAPP22

    Hello friends, yesterday was definitely low key except for those few moments I cried out in pain when my pinky toe got caught in the doorway and threw a monkey wrench into my day. I had stuffing for breakfast - figured why not, it was 647 bread, apples and sausage essentially so french toast ... Read more

  • Weather

    11/30/2019 12:19:08 AM, by ZRIE014

    We had some more rain today for the third day. It warmed up to 58 after 48. It is 52 outside and 63 inside.... Read more

  • Technicolor Friday...

    11/29/2019 7:09:49 AM, by TZAPP22

    Good morning.. so much for sleeping in.. Hope everyone had a fantastic day yesterday. Mine was lovely. Since I did all my food prep Wednesday, yesterday was relatively easy.. last minute clean up of the house, got in a 5k on the treadmill, made a nice breakfast for my hubby, son and me to hold us... Read more

  • Weather

    11/29/2019 1:02:39 AM, by ZRIE014

    It rained about 2 in. in the morning and only warmed up to the mid-50s. It is 50 outside and 61 inside.... Read more

  • ๐ŸŽ‰ 200,000 SparkPoint Celebration ๐ŸŽ‰

    11/28/2019 8:17:11 AM, by JVANAM

    Today, THANKSGIVING DAY 2019 I successfully surpassed Level 22. For that I am thankful.... Read more

  • Give thanks always

    11/28/2019 8:03:38 AM, by TZAPP22

    Happy Thanksgiving friends. Feeling much better today, thanks for the kind words of support.. a little Nat King Cole and Etta James and I chased my blues away... I emotionally detached myself from the conversations and recognized the play to prove worth and realized it had absolutely nothing to do w... Read more

  • Weather

    11/28/2019 12:14:13 AM, by ZRIE014

    It rained today and more is forecasted the next two days. It is 53 outside and 65 inside.... Read more

  • Not my best self...

    11/27/2019 9:02:45 AM, by TZAPP22

    Hey friends.. I got the blues today and I'm not sure why.. even googling ideas for my roasted veggies and stuffing and the prospect of creating something fun and new to eat isn't generating the excitement it usually does. Went to a wake last night for my DIL's uncle, unexpected death is tough... Read more

  • JOY is an inside job!

    11/27/2019 8:46:33 AM, by KVD08844

    After, shamefully, taking a respite from reading daily devotions, I picked it up again today. And I'm so glad I did. The writer authored a piece in response to a portion of Philippians that spoke about peace and joy. And it's an inside job! WE CONTROL when we want to feel joyful, bitter, angr... Read more

  • Weather

    11/27/2019 12:16:29 AM, by ZRIE014

    It was a nice day in the upper 60s. It is 57 outside and 68 inside.... Read more

  • It's all good

    11/26/2019 12:47:10 PM, by TZAPP22

    Good morning friends.. back to the grind after a whirl wind day... Yesterday was fantastic.. all about the food and the music.. not going to lie.. didn't care what I ate, just thoroughly enjoyed everything I ate.. Late breakfast a biscuit love.. a biscuit with sausage gravy, kale salad and a side of... Read more

  • Preparing for Thanksgiving....

    11/26/2019 12:42:29 AM, by TSISQUAUSDI

    Here I am, up way past my bedtime. Sometimes I just can't sleep, so I figured I'd type until I get tired. Funny how we say we're preparing for Thanksgiving - I'm thankful and grateful every day! What I'm preparing for is to create an awesome dinner and enjoy the day with my son! So, the ... Read more

  • Weather

    11/26/2019 12:13:29 AM, by ZRIE014

    It was a nice day in high 60s. It is 61 outside and 69 inside.... Read more

  • I got the music in me

    11/25/2019 6:50:16 AM, by TZAPP22

    Good morning friends! No #cko this morning but that's ok...headed to music city, day tripping for a benefit concert at Ryman Auditorium..a friend posted any one up for a day trip to Nashville and my hand immediately popped up. Early am train so no kickboxing...one of the few reasons I don't mind ... Read more

  • Weather

    11/25/2019 12:14:53 AM, by ZRIE014

    It was a nice day in the low 70s today. It is 60 outside and 71 inside.... Read more

  • What a Lovely Sunday!

    11/24/2019 8:53:00 PM, by TSISQUAUSDI

    Last night, I woke up to sound of rain on the roof - Not a heavy rain: Just a steady, soaking rain. So peaceful - a lovely sound! It couldn't have come at a better time, as I had just planted onions and cabbages. This morning, my day started with coffee and a walk through the garden. LOL, ... Read more

  • It all comes down to trust

    11/24/2019 10:24:11 AM, by TZAPP22

    Greetings from Jersey.. it's rainy and dreary and here in NJ and we are no doubt gonna get soaked at the game, but we are going anyway.. putting my trust in there will be some fun memories made despite it all. Yesterday started with an awesome #cko workout, then breakfast and a day of errands w... Read more

  • Weather

    11/24/2019 12:13:59 AM, by ZRIE014

    It was another nice day around low 70s. It is 61 outside and 71 inside.... Read more

  • It's Been A Busy Five Days....

    11/23/2019 9:16:45 PM, by TSISQUAUSDI

    Well....I've been really enjoying my life! First off, I had an appointment with my doctor to discuss the results of my labs. According to him, he'd go broke if all of his patients were like me - No health issues. I go back in February for my annual. Yay! My days have been filled with ... Read more

  • Stress 1, Me 0...Round 2 coming up!

    11/23/2019 7:13:49 AM, by TZAPP22

    Good morning friends.. I let stress get the better of me last night and definitely allowed it to cloud my judgement and food awareness.. but that was just one minor part of an otherwise great day. Awesome workout started the day, lovely breakfast provided fuel to make me alert and focused, delicio... Read more

  • Weather

    11/23/2019 12:13:51 AM, by ZRIE014

    It was a nice day in the high 60s. It is 61 outside and 71 inside.... Read more

  • Turkey Trot!

    11/22/2019 9:31:10 AM, by JANNY316

    So this year for THanksgiving, I decided to do a different kind of turkey trot for encouragement. I decided to walk at least a mile for the 21 days before Thanksgiving, thanks to Leslie Sansone;s home page. So far, I have walked every day, but 2, due to a sinus infection and bronchitis. I have wa... Read more

  • Friday Fun

    11/22/2019 8:19:05 AM, by TZAPP22

    Good morning.. Friday has arrived. I've had a few busy evenings already this week and tonight we're going to my cousin/bestie's house for dinner and a cocktail so I am planning my breakfast and lunch accordingly. Actually lunch is the left overs from dinner last night.. we went out to eat prior the... Read more

  • Weather

    11/22/2019 12:16:18 AM, by ZRIE014

    It cleared up today into the mid 70s. It is 60 outside and 70 inside.... Read more

  • The rainbow connection.. the results are in...

    11/21/2019 8:02:45 AM, by TZAPP22

    Good morning friends, first things, first.. the girls connected on their own, talked for hours Tuesday night, spent the day together Wednesday.. I am so beyond happy.. Yesterday was the day, a week's work of triple tracking on all 3 plans ๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’œ... Oh the torture.. but I truly wanted to test my... Read more

  • Weather

    11/21/2019 12:15:13 AM, by ZRIE014

    We received our first rain since May 23 today. It only reached about 60 today. It is 55 outside and 57 inside.... Read more

  • Bridges...

    11/20/2019 7:33:01 AM, by TZAPP22

    Good morning friends.. Family - when it is good, it is joyful, when it is broken it can be heartbreaking. Sad as it is, some families are just not a good fit, and the brokenness can cause branches falling from the family tree that should be far enough away form the rotten part of the trunk and not ... Read more

  • Weather

    11/20/2019 12:19:01 AM, by ZRIE014

    It was 79 at 11:30 AM and 72 at 12:00. A cool window came through. It is 62 outside and 73 inside. We are getting some sprinkles tonight.... Read more

  • Follow the North Star

    11/19/2019 7:38:25 AM, by TZAPP22

    Good morning friends. So yesterday started with a great workout then I came home and baked some vegan pumpkin cookies for my party. I put in a few hours of work and on my lunch hour baked an apple/pear crumb cake, also for my party. Breakfast was 2 egg whites, with peppers and onions (hence t... Read more

  • Weather

    11/19/2019 12:13:45 AM, by ZRIE014

    We had another warm day in the upper 80s today. It is 68 outside and 73 inside.... Read more

  • Faith in something bigger than yourself

    11/18/2019 8:07:37 AM, by TZAPP22

    Good morning friends. The Yoga stretching and self care yesterday seems to have done the trick, woke up this morning and the ache in my back was gone. Started my day yesterday with oatmeal with sauteed pears in cardamom and cloves with some fat free greek yogurt to make it creamy.., that held me un... Read more

  • Weather

    11/18/2019 12:20:38 AM, by ZRIE014

    It warmed up to the upper 80s. It is 74 outside and 75 inside.... Read more

  • Lazy, Relaxing Sunday

    11/17/2019 9:17:05 AM, by TSISQUAUSDI

    Last week was certainly busy enough. We got lots of cooler weather, and the last two days have been downright cold! It's 41 degrees here in sunny Central Floriday - Cold and drizzling rain. It's been rainy off and on most days last week, with a little sunshine peeking through. Today, however, I'... Read more

  • Big puzzle piece day...

    11/17/2019 8:03:09 AM, by TZAPP22

    Good morning friends.. it's dank and dreary here today. so glad the Jets are playing away! I have church and a youth group meeting, catch a little of the game after YG, I need to clean my house, it's gotten a little disorganized again and then go next door and eat ice cream cake for my nephew's an... Read more

  • Weather

    11/17/2019 12:13:20 AM, by ZRIE014

    It was another nice day in low 70s, but forecasted to warm up tomorrow. It is 62 outside and 71 inside.... Read more

  • New presentation today

    11/16/2019 7:46:09 AM, by KVD08844

    To at least 9 clients at the domestic violence organization on how to take back the holidays and not overspend, prepare for next year, manage their credit cards, and protect their identity! All in 3 20 minute sessions.....Lots of info to convey. But, what's cute is that their children, age 13 ... Read more

  • Head and shoulders above the rest

    11/16/2019 7:28:56 AM, by TZAPP22

    Good morning.. got a double dose of #beastmode yesterday.. started and ended the day with a #cko #kickboxing class. Every so often they do an evening class called no shower happy hour, you box in the dark except for the strobe lights and glow in the dark body paint, you work out then go the local e... Read more

  • Weather

    11/16/2019 12:28:27 AM, by ZRIE014

    It was another nice day in the high 60s. It is 60 outside and 69 inside.... Read more

  • Do you have a favorite holiday movie? Here is a list to jog your memory...

    11/15/2019 6:45:55 PM, by CTUPTON

    www.people.com/tv/tv-christmas
    -movies-list/ I like the Grinch movie. chris... Read more

  • When given the chance, just show up!!!

    11/15/2019 8:09:54 AM, by TZAPP22

    Good morning friends.. woke up yesterday with sinus pressure and a mean headache.. and decided to not go into NYC for an event that night that had been on the books for a few weeks, I also pushed my 2 miles off until later in the day.. Since I went to Weight Watchers Wednesday night and officia... Read more

  • Weather

    11/15/2019 12:15:54 AM, by ZRIE014

    It was another nice cool day in the upper 60s today. It is 63 outside and 70 inside.... Read more

  • Weigh every day???

    11/14/2019 4:54:02 PM, by CTUPTON

    7. Keep track of your progress. Weighing in at least once a day and keeping track of food intake is essential for most NWCR members." NWCR National Weight Control Registry I have heard lately to weigh everyday. Is this new?... Read more

  • The old oak tree

    11/14/2019 7:43:15 AM, by TZAPP22

    Good morning friends. It's been a cold couple of days here in NJ.. like February cold.. brr I am not liking this.. Left the house yesterday morning for #cko and you could see your breath..as we were driving though, the sky was beginning to twilight and the majestic moon sat there and I felt a sense ... Read more

  • Weather

    11/14/2019 12:19:17 AM, by ZRIE014

    It was a nice day in the high 60s. It is 64 outside and 71 inside.... Read more

  • I am happy because...

    11/13/2019 8:00:09 AM, by TZAPP22

    Good morning friends.. so yesterday was cold and dreary and I had planned on going to the 545pm kickboxing class, but when I got to the front door and opened it, the bitter windy face biting moisture smacked the idea right out of my head and I went inside and ran 3 miles on the treadmill which I had... Read more

  • Weather

    11/13/2019 12:17:57 AM, by ZRIE014

    It was another nice day here in the 70s with all the bad weather back East. It is 64 outside and 71 inside.... Read more

  • Physiology versus psychology

    11/12/2019 7:12:38 AM, by TZAPP22

    Good morning friends.. now we wait.. I sit here today at a crossroads.. counting down the days until my grand baby arrives, but not wanting to wish away the time either.. which means I need to make sure my days are filled with wonderful things.. cause time flies when you're having fun... So the... Read more

  • Weather

    11/12/2019 12:15:04 AM, by ZRIE014

    It was in the low 70s today. It is 61 outside and 70 inside.... Read more

  • Green, Blue or Pink??? It's not what you think!

    11/11/2019 7:36:49 AM, by TZAPP22

    Good morning friends! I am in the absolute best mood today. So yesterday started with an amazing sunset, church, then the Jets beat the Giants, I had the most amazing Korean BBQ sliders at the game... and..... SO let's get back to today! First of all a very special thank you to all the Veter... Read more

  • Weather

    11/11/2019 12:22:36 AM, by ZRIE014

    It was a nice day in the low 70s. It is 63 outside and 71 inside.... Read more

  • Sometimes I just know...

    11/10/2019 7:29:44 AM, by TZAPP22

    Good morning friends..woke up and looked out my front window and was greeted with an amazing sky to set the tone for a fabulous day! Got in a lot of activity yesterday, totally balanced out my slug fest Friday.. #cko in the morning, awesome workout provided by Mike Nap.. my sister and I were talkin... Read more

  • Weather

    11/10/2019 1:41:30 AM, by ZRIE014

    It warmed up to the upper 70s after 57 in the morning. It is 65 outside and 70 inside.... Read more

  • Sometimes Happiness is Using a Pole Saw!

    11/9/2019 9:54:53 PM, by TSISQUAUSDI

    Today was windy, sunny and cool. I think we may have gotten up to 75 degrees today. Perfect day to be outside. 67 My day always starts with coffee. 106 I then feed the chickens and let them out when it gets light, and walk the garden. And have another cup of coffee. 106 Morning is th... Read more

  • A Rose by any other name...

    11/9/2019 7:16:08 AM, by TZAPP22

    Good morning friends.. so rest day won out yesterday. In fact I did not even leave the house. got up had my coffee, took some allergy meds to clear my head and headed to my home office logged onto the computer, when work was over, I plopped onto the couch, grabbed the remote and starting catching u... Read more

  • Weather

    11/9/2019 12:18:15 AM, by ZRIE014

    It was a warm day in the low 80s today. It is 67 outside and 71 inside.... Read more

  • Another Gray, Cool Day....

    11/8/2019 6:20:32 PM, by TSISQUAUSDI

    The high today was supposed to be 80 degrees.....They lied! 234 It only got up to about 75. I'll take it - Sure beats really cold weather. It was also gray and cloudy, with a promise of rain. Believe me, the rain is welcome! Already the soil is dry here - Everywhere but where I've got drip ta... Read more

  • Giving back, now time to give back to myself!

    11/8/2019 8:53:29 AM, by KVD08844

    Boy it's true....too many appointments, presentations, preparations lately....but these last 3 days, I've started to take my life back! I've gone to Planet Fitness for over an hour each day, treadmill and weights. Can't push myself too much on either, walking is fine, but running and too much weig... Read more

  • This is overweight...

    11/8/2019 7:50:36 AM, by TZAPP22

    Good morning friends.. Friday is upon us and we've made it through another work week.. I am planning on a low key day today, may not leave the house at all.. quiet evening of reading or tv is about all I have planned on the social side... woke up with a very stuffy head so I decided not to kickbox a... Read more

  • Weather

    11/8/2019 12:16:20 AM, by ZRIE014

    Another nice day here in Southern California in the low 70s. It is 64 outside and 71 inside.... Read more

  • Instapot corned beef (brisket) and cabbage!

    11/7/2019 6:38:24 PM, by CTUPTON

    My first time making this in the instapot. First cook the beef. Remove it and then cook the veggies in the liquid--in the instapot, too. It smells great! I removed the liquid from the beef and let the fat rise. I could slim it off before cooking the veggies. I will try to take a photo w... Read more

  • Lo and behold this neck pain yoga just popped on my computer!

    11/7/2019 6:10:58 PM, by CTUPTON

    BIG BROTHER is watching! www.youtube.com/watch?v=XA-hN9
    YaxNc&feature=push-sd&attr
    _tag=ol1DCKyxJkE90dT-%3A6... Read more

  • Neck pain -muscle spasms

    11/7/2019 6:08:39 PM, by CTUPTON

    I have been seeing a chiropractor/physical therapist all summer. He cured mid back pain and upper back pain in 2 sessions. But the neck muscles, especially on one side, are not getting fixed. He says they spasm and have been building this problem for years. My hours on the computer don't help of cou... Read more

  • Kindness and thankfulness go hand in hand

    11/7/2019 7:21:03 AM, by TZAPP22

    Good morning friends.. my original plan was get up early run 6 miles this am.. but my head is stuffy and I have a very important black tie optional event in the city tonight so I opted for sleep.. my run is moved to Saturday instead.. I'm stating it, so I do it.. if not, I might let it slip by the w... Read more

  • Weather

    11/7/2019 12:17:31 AM, by ZRIE014

    It was a nice day in the lower 70s. It is 62 outside and 71 inside.... Read more

  • Happy Day!!!

    11/6/2019 7:22:00 PM, by TSISQUAUSDI

    The shed is GONE! Three strong men had it down and out of my life in two and a half hours! I'm so happy to have my garden space back! While they worked, I canned green beans from the garden. After they left, I pulled the large grass and weeds that were left from the demolit... Read more

  • (Real) Questions about cooking turkies.

    11/6/2019 11:27:50 AM, by CTUPTON

    Real Questions Asked on the Butterball Turkey Cooking Hotline Is it OK to baste my turkey with engine oil? Can I poke holes all over the turkey and pour a can of beer over it to keep it moist? Should I carve my turkey with a 16in Redmax or should I get out my Stihl Electric Chain Saw?... Read more