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  • Water, Water everywhere

    12/6/2019 1:44:38 AM, by K9CLAUDIA

    I'm very excited! I just bought myself a water filter/purifier, and it's a good one. I just got so tired of buying cases of water bottles and then having to make trips to the bottle drop recycle center to turn in the empties. Our city water supply is rot gut nasty! I can smell the chlorine as so... Read more

  • Thanksgiving in Phoenix, New Adventure

    12/3/2019 1:43:47 PM, by ALIHIKES

    I spent Thanksgiving in Phoenix with my brother Geoff and family. It was delightful to spend time with them. Mindy and me It was delightful to see my nephew Stephen and his girlfriend Chloe again. We got very close when they were living here in Oregon. They both have new jobs in Alb... Read more

  • Repost from Friday

    12/1/2019 7:21:33 PM, by JRDUPREE

    Repost of my Friday blog with a link to the Winter 2020 5% challenge. If you are wanting to have some accountability with your lifestyle and exercise this is the challenge for you. Everyone is welcome you can also be in maintenance and be part of the community www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/gr<... Read more

  • A good Ah Ha moment ~ 1/3 of me lost

    11/29/2019 8:18:37 PM, by JRDUPREE

    As I was going for a walk today, this last day of the Fall 5% Challenge, thinking about how I will not be reaching my 5% goal. This is my 5th challenge and will be the first one I have not reached my 5% loss. I was feeling a little disappointed and giving myself a pep talk - I told myself 'you hav... Read more

  • Try, Try Again

    11/27/2019 7:30:11 PM, by FLYINGTIGER

    Like almost everyone, controlling my weight is a lifelong struggle. Calorie reduction has not worked for me because I behave like an addict and eat too many carbs. I have had some good success with ketogenic diets, and that's where I'm focusing now. I have lost 30 lbs on it, but gained back 20. ... Read more

  • Happy Thanksgiving Indeed

    11/26/2019 2:22:04 PM, by SWEET_CAROLYN

    Happy Thanksgiving to all my American friends and readers (and also non-American friends and readers, even though you may not celebrate)! On this holiday, with its supremely racist history and problematic elements, I find myself conflicted. I hate the way this holiday came about, the oppression... Read more

  • Snowy daze

    11/26/2019 12:58:32 PM, by CAT-IN-CJ

    Weather forecast is for a Bomb Cyclone to hit the coast and move inland today, bringing snow and “historic” windstorms (gusts up to 70mph) So, I rescheduled my appointments in the big city which would require us to travel through several mountain passes as well as lots city and freeway driv... Read more

  • Goals, Hikes

    11/19/2019 1:56:01 PM, by ALIHIKES

    Our fall has been really unusual this year. A lot less rain in town; less snow in the mountains; and about 10° warmer than usual. So I have been able to enjoy hiking late into the season. Here are a few photos from recent hikes. Hike along the upper river trail with Hanne ... Read more

  • Plant Seeds of Expectation

    11/18/2019 8:55:57 PM, by SPICY23

    Saw this suggestion as part of a bigger quote: "Plant Seeds of Expectation"... Huh. Uh, OK.... The implication is plant seeds of expectation for the results you want to create. I think most of us do that naturally the moment we conceive an idea and envision an outcome. I can also guess tha... Read more

  • Holiday Treats and My Heart's Content

    11/18/2019 2:44:14 PM, by SWEET_CAROLYN

    The leaves are almost gone from all the trees. I got back from my recent work trip to Arizona (which had fantastic weather) to see bare limbs and cloudy skies. It's rather sad, in many ways, because the vibrant reds and yellows and oranges were so lovely, especially in the setting autumn sun while I... Read more

  • Sunday Stuff

    11/17/2019 10:11:55 PM, by CAT-IN-CJ

    Actually I’m doing pretty good. Got a lotta stuff done today that I wanted to get done. Started out the day with a relaxing hot tub with hubby, followed by a great breakfast. Updated all 3 of my Etsy shops.... had fun playing around with the new Bigfoot displays for the necklac... Read more

  • Warning... RANT! The CT Scan results are back!

    11/16/2019 1:18:18 AM, by CAT-IN-CJ

    So I had the total shoulder replacement surgery on Nov 7 2018... last year. 53 weeks ago. It’s still not working after 9 months of Physical Therapy, 2 or 3 times a week and Countless massage treatments (not covered by insurance). Orthopedic Dr tells me “it should by working” (duh!) ...an... Read more

  • Week Update & Untapped Tools

    11/15/2019 5:39:48 PM, by SPICY23

    Week Update: Sat - Nordic Trac, walk, prep for craft show Sun - Walk, housekeeping, prep for craft show Mon - Nordic Trac, creative projects, organize book shelf Tue - strength training, lunch walk, work on a puzzle, bonus stretching, Wed - lunch walk, reading, ate a frog @ work Thurs... Read more

  • Week End Update

    11/8/2019 8:16:12 PM, by SPICY23

    Noble November - track 3 items per day that are keeping me on the path to my health goals (physical, mental, and spiritual): Mon - Nordic Trac, creative projects, help a friend, correspondence, work with good attitude Tue - Nordic Trac, lunch walk, work on a puzzle, Wed - Nordic Trac, lun... Read more

  • I’ve Given The Best Birthday Present to Myself

    11/8/2019 10:57:55 AM, by CAT-IN-CJ

    For as many years as I care to remember, one of the games I’ve played in my head around New Years was To tell myself I wanted to weigh “my Age plus 100 pounds” by my birthday in November .... that number has been 20 plus pounds, again for as long as I care to remember too. And the good news is... Read more