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  • visit with DS went great

    10/15/2019 8:37:50 AM, by 417-EXERCISE30

    good Morning - DS came with DGD- no wife. We had a wonderful visit. My son was calm and was having nice conversation. What I got from him, that he is going to continue to work on him. Wife will not go to couple counseling - she is working on herself w/o counseling. So who knows and who even cares... Read more

  • I have to remind myself to let go again.

    10/14/2019 9:14:25 AM, by 417-EXERCISE30

    good morning- DS and his family are coming. I thought they were coming as a family unit today to talk about their problems. That is what my son said. Anyways, my son told my DH that they are coming for us to watch our GD while his wife gets a break. She has other things to do. So who knows, I... Read more

  • And now this to deal with:

    10/14/2019 4:09:13 AM, by CAJUNBUCKEYE59

    I have been on a steady downward drop from 369 to this morning I am at 299.6 on the white scale...yea me lots of hard work and no support from my wife, oh from now on she will be known as the Dark Cloud. well, she had Back surgery in the last week of July and spent the next two months at her mom's r... Read more

  • it's sunday

    10/13/2019 11:23:32 AM, by MOMMY445

    a beautiful sunny day here today. my daughter says hi. my mom says thanks for the birthday wishes. both budgie birds say cheep, cheep! have a wonderful day, everyone!... Read more

  • lost weight again on a roll

    10/13/2019 10:22:05 AM, by 417-EXERCISE30

    good Morning- even through the stress - I am focused on me. I am succeeding in losing weight b/c I have learned that I do not have to overeat when stressed. It does not help. Overeating when stressed causes other problems besides weight gain. For today- I am positive, in control and confident! ... Read more

  • it's saturday

    10/12/2019 10:53:50 AM, by MOMMY445

    it's my mom's birthday today! my daughter and i are at my parents' place to celebrate the day. both budgie birds say cheep, cheep! have an amazing day, everyone!... Read more

  • prayers for my son

    10/12/2019 9:22:59 AM, by 417-EXERCISE30

    good Morning- found out this week from my DIL. That in over a week, DS is going back to surgeon - if they find that they did not get all the cyst - he will lose his ear. I am praying the exam shows they have gotten it all. DH & I will be on the other side of the world. This worries me but told D... Read more


    10/10/2019 9:59:19 PM, by JOANN25

    This makes me feel so good. I am starting out with only 5,000 steps (or a few less) but will be working on increasing as time goes on. My energy is increasing but have a way to go. It takes time to get over this type of fall. I stay so frustrated with all these doctors, etc. They called... Read more


    10/9/2019 11:33:24 PM, by JOANN25

    Spent the morning at home working around the house. I got quite a bit done but eventually had to take a rest break (a nap), etc. In the afternoon, I went to the church to finish our choir books for practice tonight. One of my members was there and she helped me do the books so we were ready... Read more

  • it's wednesday

    10/9/2019 5:06:19 PM, by MOMMY445

    i had a great workout at the gym this morning and i feel amazing! my daughter says hi. on friday, just the two of us are going out for dinner. then on saturday, we are going out with both of my parents to celebrate my mom's birthday. i spent some time at niagara falls, on the canadian side, yesterda... Read more

  • DS had a surgery on his ear - there was a cyst

    10/9/2019 7:04:22 AM, by 417-EXERCISE30

    Good Morning - I am relieved but also concerned. My DS had a cyst removed at VA hospital. DS and wife said they were treated so wonderfully and with respect. They had 6 doctors and support staff working on him. The cyst was like an iceberg. Small on the outside but very large in the inside. Th... Read more

  • 9/19/19 - Another goal achieved!

    10/8/2019 1:22:53 AM, by CAKELIPS

    185 lbs!!!! Haven't been this weight in 10 yrs!!!!!!!! I've been with my personal trainer for 5 months now. Still luv training with him. Still struggling with motivation and emotional eating. But hey that will always be there. Soo excited though. Hopefully by end of October I can be 180. My fat % al... Read more


    10/8/2019 12:47:03 AM, by JOANN25

    I was released from the skilled nursing facility last Friday and was allowed to come home with no one to stay with me. I have managed this by doing some chores and exercise throughout the day. I am a long way (again) from my 16000 steps as I am having to start at a lower pace and work back up. ... Read more

  • it's monday

    10/7/2019 5:58:02 PM, by MOMMY445

    i had a great workout at the gym today. my daughter did really well on two tests she had at school today. both budgie birds say cheep, cheep! have a marvelous day, everyone!... Read more

  • DH left me a surprise this morning

    10/7/2019 9:35:16 AM, by 417-EXERCISE30

    good morning- this is why I have been married 40 years. He does not always express himself well. This morning he left me a poem. I have many of his poems. I have saved them all. We started our courtship with his poetry. they are beautiful and they bring tears to my eyes. So we are going... Read more

  • Going Raw

    10/7/2019 8:04:58 AM, by NOMORESTALLING

    So what’s all this raw food talk about, anyway? It's my understanding that ‘Raw foodists’ base their practices on the theory that cooking can destroy most of a food's nutritional value, making it less healthy for the body. That raw foods have large amounts of enzymes, which are important ... Read more

  • Name It, Then Claim It

    10/6/2019 11:23:46 AM, by NOMORESTALLING

    Feelings, can certainly mess with the mind and body, can't they? They can mercilessly cause very challenging twists in our lives because emotions mix it up and in general rule those same feelings. Then the hormones have to play their part, don't they, completely manipulating our personal power... Read more

  • Communication - communication and more communication

    10/6/2019 8:29:16 AM, by 417-EXERCISE30

    good Morning- I have lost 5 lbs toward my goal before vacation. I probably will not meet my goal. that is ok. I am losing inches. My weight loss is contingent on a calm & peaceful environment when I can focus on me. I know this works. But I had a relapse of my back - so I have had to wear my ... Read more

  • it's saturday

    10/5/2019 2:37:44 PM, by MOMMY445

    a beautiful sunny day here today. my daughter says hi to all. both budgie birds say cheep, cheep! have a great day, everyone and a terrific weekend!... Read more

  • DS going through with surgery ...

    10/5/2019 1:29:24 PM, by 417-EXERCISE30

    good morning, just heard from DS after he told me that he was canceling the surgery. he is nervous - he has this growth under his ear which is growing. It is the size of a half a dollar coin. Anybody remember them? Any ways he is very nervous to have this done with just a local. It is being done... Read more

  • nice relaxing day until...

    10/4/2019 3:35:00 PM, by 417-EXERCISE30

    good day - I start getting text from DS who is getting anxious about his surgery on Tuesday. He says he is canceling. I do not get alarmed b/c with PTSD - he says things like this. I am going to give him a day or so and ask him if he actually cancelled the surgery which I do not think he would. ... Read more

  • Don't Look Back

    10/4/2019 9:22:13 AM, by NOMORESTALLING

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  • it's thursday

    10/3/2019 3:26:11 PM, by MOMMY445

    i had a great workout at the gym today and i feel amazing! my daughter says hi. both budgie birds say cheep, cheep! have a terrific day, everyone!... Read more

  • wonderful evening watching my grand kids play soccer

    10/3/2019 8:45:37 AM, by 417-EXERCISE30

    good Morning- I am proud how my DD is raising her children. This is the second year in soccer. My GD is very driven and a great player. My GS who just turned 5 and is the smallest player - gets to the ball with such focus. He got a goal yesterday. I was glad that I was able to be there. 244 P... Read more

  • Quicksand Syndrome

    10/3/2019 8:03:38 AM, by NOMORESTALLING

    Raise your hand if who’ve been doing one thing for so long, you’ve lost the ability to imagine anything else. You’re STUCK! It’s not just the job. It’s not just your relationships, family, or location. It’s how you spend your time, habits you’ve developed, even your thinking patterns.... Read more

  • No more trapping -

    10/2/2019 10:07:45 AM, by 417-EXERCISE30

    good morning- we got word that the service we hire decided that they were not coming out anymore until we pay $95 more each trip. It is a long story and Dh is going to try to ask for a partial refund from what we already paid. DH is not very good at confrontation when it comes to things like this.... Read more

  • The First Step; To Thine Ownself Be True

    10/2/2019 8:47:18 AM, by NOMORESTALLING

    Unless we can be true to ourselves first, we cannot be true to others. To thine own self be true …. so profound. How many of you have a hard time being true to yourselves? Those of us that have given our life to another at the cost of losing who we are in the process will have a hard time... Read more


    10/1/2019 9:16:54 PM, by JOANN25

    I will be leaving the Nursing Home Friday as insurance will only pay through October 3. I am so ready to be at home it isn't even funny. I want to thank each of you for your prayers and encouragement through all of this. This has not been easy for me and I have had lots of problems wit... Read more

  • it's tuesday

    10/1/2019 7:20:23 PM, by MOMMY445

    it rained quite a bit earlier this afternoon here. now it is just cloudy and warm outside. my daughter says hi to all. both budgie birds say cheep, cheep! have a terrific day, everyone!... Read more

  • Still trapping pests

    10/1/2019 9:31:14 AM, by 417-EXERCISE30

    good Morning- DH went out this morning and saw a huge skunk go into the trap eat and came out without springing the trap. He calls the service. They have all his traps now and have not returned them. We had one of theirs last night. So he is going to buy 2 more this morning, I do not want to st... Read more

  • Today Sounds Like A Good Day to ❤ Me!

    9/30/2019 3:11:59 PM, by CRYSALLIS1

    Out of embarrassment part of me wants to delete my account & start over. The truth is I believe in Me! I believe in My Plan! So here I am. I went to the work of getting logged in. I publicly declare its time to start showing myself some TLC.... Read more

  • Great weekend!

    9/30/2019 8:07:18 AM, by 417-EXERCISE30

    good morning- Taking day off from gym, but doing video today. I just had a feeling that I am losing weight again and inches too - lost another pound. I did so much exercise just playing with my DGD - 2 years. She is so active. I picked her up - 25 lbs - so I was getting a great workout, too. DS... Read more


    9/29/2019 11:59:22 AM, by NOMORESTALLING

    Rant - It's been a week I do not want to repeat. I was the bosses scapegoat yet again. SHE botched up a submission for the paper last week with what should have been a simple advertorial farewell message from our MP. I had already secured the ad but the client had sent to large of a document for w... Read more

  • Wonderful visit with DS's family

    9/29/2019 9:16:28 AM, by 417-EXERCISE30

    good Morning- they are leaving this evening, but it has been a wonderful visit so far. DH is relaxed and very involved with GD and our son. We have had some good conversations. GD is a ball of fire. She is so smart - she will be a handful. We talked about DS surgery. The growth has grown large... Read more

  • My little grand daughter coming today

    9/28/2019 8:32:25 AM, by 417-EXERCISE30

    good morning- DS contacted us to see if we were free so he and his family could come down. I am so eager to talk with him. he is having surgery on a large lump under his ear. We are watching our little grand daughter. We do not know if the surgery is outpatient or inpatient at this point. He migh... Read more

  • Wonderful day!

    9/27/2019 2:28:18 PM, by 417-EXERCISE30

    good afternoon; I have come to the conclusion - compromise is the answer. I remember when I was a team leader at a high tech corporation. I had some tricky team members to deal with. I have just had to stop and not escalate the situation and try to understand what is actually happening. The pest ... Read more

  • never ending saga - lost weight and inches

    9/26/2019 9:35:45 AM, by 417-EXERCISE30

    good morning - here we go again. DH is angry at me. We are once again catching critters. last year about this time. The critters were tearing up our lawn. Once again they are doing it again. DH bought cages last year - which was ok. But we are retired now, we hired a service to pick up the cri... Read more


    9/25/2019 7:57:45 PM, by JOANN25

    I haven't been able to post much for about a week. Last Thursday, I fell at the church taking some signs down. I fell 4 steps and lay unconscious for a few minutes. The secretary heard me and got help. EMS was called and they transported me to Livingston Hospital and they went me to Conroe Re... Read more

  • Amazing what a day can do for you

    9/25/2019 7:08:23 AM, by 417-EXERCISE30

    good Morning- DH and I went to see Downton Abbey - GREAT! We are fans and this was great to see what happened next. DH has been so nice- calling me "honey". I love it - it is the guy that I remember and have missed. DH is actually smiling. I am keeping my fingers crossed that he stays around li... Read more

  • it's tuesday

    9/24/2019 12:17:14 PM, by MOMMY445

    a new day is well underway. i am pretty much taking it easy today. my main exercise today will be walking and some dancing. my daughter says hi. both budgie birds say cheep, cheep! have a terrific day, everyone!... Read more

  • Things getting better most of the time

    9/24/2019 8:25:30 AM, by 417-EXERCISE30

    good morning- DH likes to be in control. With me he has a tiger by the tail, I do not mind compromising but it is when I do things much better and quicker. I know he knows technical stuff better - he has been doing software development since high school. the day to day stuff - the practical stuff... Read more

  • it's sunday

    9/22/2019 3:16:22 PM, by MOMMY445

    a beautiful and sunny day here today. my daughter says hi to all. both budgie birds say cheep, cheep! I will be going out in a while for a long walk. have a great day, everyone!... Read more

  • life is a challenge and I can handle it!

    9/22/2019 10:56:28 AM, by 417-EXERCISE30

    good morning - things are getting better but DH is just in a bad habit that he needs to change. What I have done is not just ignore this behavior. When he gets this snotty replies or attitude. I stop him and tell him that is what I am talking about. There is no need for this. He has apologized mu... Read more

  • Mind Chatter - There's a Name For It

    9/21/2019 11:01:37 AM, by NOMORESTALLING

    That endless chatter that goes on in your mind? That multitasking in silent mode, jumping from thought to thought, whether you're mulling over things that happened yesterday in trying to sort it out, planning your day, or worrying about the future, there's a name for it. It's been called the monkey ... Read more

  • I am losing weight again and inches too.

    9/21/2019 8:05:45 AM, by 417-EXERCISE30

    good Morning- Retirement is not for everyone. DH is still trying to find his sea legs. We argue more. He wants to always drive. He gets impatient and frustrated. He is taking care of Medicare stuff to the degree I never thought he would. I am grateful. But the anxiety that he emits in the home... Read more

  • it's thursday

    9/19/2019 7:52:13 PM, by MOMMY445

    i had a great mini checkup with my doctor today. i am to keep on being active and eating healthy foods. my daughter says hi. both budgie birds say cheep, cheep! have a terrific day, everyone!... Read more

  • Taking Smaller Steps

    9/19/2019 9:24:27 AM, by NOMORESTALLING

    We've all at some time throughout our lives make decisions for change. When the time comes for making decisions for substantial lifestyle changes, however, the wisest way to implement them is to take it in gradual steps. Because changes are never limited to just one, smaller steps allow you to grow ... Read more

  • it's wednesday

    9/18/2019 1:35:22 PM, by MOMMY445

    i had an amazing workout at the gym today and i feel great! my daughter says hi! both budgie birds say cheep, cheep! i am going for another long walk after dinner today. have a terrific day, everyone!... Read more


    9/18/2019 12:55:14 AM, by JOANN25

    It was cooler today due to the threat of rain from the storm that came in at Freeport today (Imelda). There was a lot of wind and some rain but not too bad so far. I understand it will be a lot worse tomorrow. It may impact whether I can have choir tomorrow night. If not, we will wing it Sund... Read more

  • Who's Running This Show?

    9/17/2019 9:43:10 PM, by NOMORESTALLING

    You play the leading role in your life's story of unfolding events and like all classic stories, that connection with challenges along the way helps you to grow and stretch to the outer limits of your comfort zone. At some point, you will encounter challenges whether it be physical, mental or emotio... Read more

  • yesterday at my DS was stressful, informative and fun

    9/17/2019 7:02:58 AM, by 417-EXERCISE30

    good Morning- I am about to go to the gym. I AM LOSING INCHES AND WEIGHT AGAIN. Any ways, we went up to support my son - he has this fix upper house. With his disability he is unable to fix it up like he could before his injury. His wife was very informative and maybe deceiving never sure. My so... Read more

  • You Are Who You've Been Looking For

    9/16/2019 9:19:53 PM, by NOMORESTALLING

    If you haven't and ever get the chance, watch the video on UTube! Talk about POWERFUL! You are who you, you've been looking for. So, stop looking for more unless you're looking in the mirror. Because it's about time for you to see clearly that you are who you've been looking for. And t... Read more

  • it's monday

    9/16/2019 7:30:48 PM, by MOMMY445

    i am feeling great today and so is my daughter! i had a wonderful workout at the gym this afternoon. both budgie birds say cheep, cheep! have a terrific day, everyone!... Read more

  • Do You Know Why?

    9/16/2019 8:43:30 AM, by NOMORESTALLING

    Many individuals suffer from the compulsion to apologize for everything. On one hand, apologizing is a social code that keeps interactions between people both polite and nonconfrontational. In that way, it can be very useful. On the other hand, if we find ourselves apologizing for everything, it mig... Read more