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  • Thankful with Thorns

    10/23/2019 5:17:51 AM, by JSTETSER

    Some days, the world seems to be tearing me apart. I'm seeing the angry side of my loving and kind family right now, and it doesn't feel good. Thorns hurt and even draw blood at times. Still, I'm thankful for the thorny people in my life. I find my happiness through thankfulness. Maybe... Read more

  • it's tuesday

    10/22/2019 7:10:47 PM, by MOMMY445

    it is a cooler day here today. it did rain for a while this morning, then the rain stopped. my daughter says hi to all. both budgie birds say cheep, cheep! have a terrific day, everyone!... Read more

  • 10/22/19

    10/22/2019 9:28:40 AM, by MAMABEAR372

    Feel the blues creeping in. I think I know why. Circumstantial and weather related. I am back on my track to success today. I did weigh more today. I just wanted to see how bad. I am sure it is just water weight. I am trying MCT oil in my green tea to see how that effects me. So far it... Read more

  • Stand Firm

    10/22/2019 5:40:14 AM, by JSTETSER

    There are some things that we must stand firm on in our lives. We must stand up for God's Word, for ourselves and for those who matter to us. We have to make wise choices for eating healthy foods and getting in our exercise. If we are unmovable on what matters, we are going to be strong hea... Read more

  • Goals & Gratitude 10/21/19

    10/21/2019 10:15:42 PM, by DUCKTURNIP

    So I will probably be on Spark People less starting this week through Dec. I started a bookkeeping and an Excel class today, making me a full time student. It's hard to say how much work there is for Excel as a lot of the information isn't posted online yet, but the bookkeeping class requires 3 hour... Read more

  • 10/21/19

    10/21/2019 5:12:34 PM, by MAMABEAR372

    Oh wow it has been four days since I blogged. The weekend was a rough one. Went off the rails yesterday afternoon with food. Got benched with activity after Friday because of a unknown leg injury. I did, not listen to my body, and go on a 2 mile walk with lots of up hill parts. Same as I did th... Read more

  • Day 1 as a team

    10/21/2019 1:38:29 PM, by LUCKY1964

    I tried at the beginning of the year to shoot for a trip to disney with a end date of dec 14 through healthy wage. I got off track got busy and got bored and here we are in oct and I have only lost about 25 pounds. I have added 6 months to my time which gives me til june of next year to hit the t... Read more

  • Dust

    10/21/2019 5:13:13 AM, by JSTETSER

    Dust if you must, but there's not much time, with rivers to swim and mountains to climb, music to hear and books to read, friends to cherish and a life to lead. (10-20 day of Thank Yoy For Being a Friend Dayspring calendar.... Read more

  • it's sunday

    10/20/2019 2:06:18 PM, by MOMMY445

    i had a great workout at the gym yesterday and i feel wonderful! my daughter says hello to all. on friday night, i will be going to a halloween party and the music to be played will all be from the 1980's. i am really looking forward to it. i got in a lot of exercise and steps yesterday. i feel good... Read more

  • Playing God

    10/20/2019 5:44:23 AM, by JSTETSER

    Yesterday my brother told me to “stop playing God!” In order to keep peace in an angry family, I didn’t ask him to explain himself. Stop caring? God is love and he cares. Stop making decisions to help my mom? Mom made me the medical proxy. She asked me to make decisions. How do I stop play... Read more

  • Goals & Gratitude 10/19/19

    10/19/2019 9:38:55 PM, by DUCKTURNIP

    Today has been a long day, and it's not over yet! I woke up at 6 am to feed the cats and never fell back asleep, which is rare for me. I think I was thinking about that term paper and how much I wanted to get it done, so I got up just after 7. After breakfast and whatnot, I started the paper and got... Read more

  • Embracing Adversity

    10/19/2019 6:14:23 AM, by JSTETSER

    Some days are really tough right now. I don't like the pain, the stress and the major changes to my full schedule. Sometimes, I get upset and act in ways that are not as thoughtful as I'd like to be. The times of adversity will make me a better person. Adversity is like a strong wind. It... Read more

  • Goals & Gratitude 10/18/19

    10/19/2019 12:24:27 AM, by DUCKTURNIP

    I am finally getting caught up my homework for the week. I have a final term paper due for Import/Export this weekend (class ends Sunday). I worked on it all day. It is supposed to be at least 20 pages long. I have 21.5 pages written. I don't have much left to do, just rewriting one section that doe... Read more

  • A Masterpiece in the Making!

    10/18/2019 5:28:43 AM, by JSTETSER

    Each one of us is an incomplete masterpiece! We are also the master painter with the brush in our hands. Others may paint along with us, but we hold the masterstroke. What will you add to your painting today? Positivity or depression? Health and joy or sadness? The darkness of circumstan... Read more

  • 10/17/19

    10/17/2019 8:05:50 AM, by MAMABEAR372

    Keep on sparking! I stepped on the scale out of curiosity and saw it went down again. 179.2 down another 6 ounces! I am still not believing what I am seeing almost 61 pounds down. This is just crazy I found what works for me. I have that fear in me that I will hit a wall and it wont go down ... Read more

  • Sadness

    10/17/2019 5:23:57 AM, by JSTETSER

    yesterday was a very sad day for me. My mother is not doing well with her health. She has pneumonia and a UTI. I could not be with her today, and I'm very sad. I wish that I could be by her side during her weakest moments, but I live 90 minutes away, and could not go. She spent the day in th... Read more

  • Whoohoo 10/16/19

    10/16/2019 7:53:41 PM, by MAMABEAR372

    First off..... I did it! I got into the 170's! I am so happy for myself. For the first time I actually feel like this just might happen. I have been messing around with chaffles. Tonight I made the italian chaffle and a salad with taco sauce for dressing. I pushed my... Read more

  • it's wednesday

    10/16/2019 6:48:14 PM, by MOMMY445

    a cool fall day here today. my daughter says hi to everyone. I had an incredible workout at the gym this morning. both budgie birds say cheep ,cheep! have a terrific day, everyone!... Read more

  • First Things First

    10/16/2019 5:16:51 AM, by JSTETSER

    I learned from the best! I remember seeing my Dad get up early and stretch out before going to work on his bike. After he retired, he got up early and went for a run, and in his later years, he got up early and walked with my mom. My Mom would read her Bible, and go for a walk every day. ... Read more

  • Goals & Gratitude 10/15/19

    10/15/2019 10:55:14 PM, by DUCKTURNIP

    I have been way too tired to blog the last couple of days. I fell into a deep sleep upon going to bed both last night and the night before. I'm hoping that my sleep schedule is getting better. I think I am sleeping better overall. I did a sleep study last night. It's the kind that you bring it ... Read more

  • 10/15/19

    10/15/2019 10:15:07 PM, by MAMABEAR372

    Well My best friend had talked about chaffles last week. I told her I would try them this past weekend and forgot. So I got the bug to experiment today. So I Made Chaffles! I made a pumpkin spice one, a italian one, and a lemon ginger one. All turned out pretty impressive! I gotta say I am pre... Read more

  • Wondering and Wandering

    10/15/2019 5:11:42 AM, by JSTETSER

    Sometimes I wonder as I wander through the woods, why is this world such a diverse and beautiful place? I am so thankful for the beauty and love that I find. I am content with a calmer kind of satisfaction with the beauty that I get to share with my friends and family. I have a sense of b... Read more


    10/14/2019 10:43:55 AM, by MAMABEAR372

    Hi, I am successfully doing my thang with losing weight. But my best friend is attempting to start keto. I have been helping her as I know and using sited sources. But It is always an amazing help to hear first hand tips from people who have tried and know the best things. SO! I welcome any ti... Read more

  • 10/14/19

    10/14/2019 10:08:11 AM, by MAMABEAR372

    I made chili last night. I had a very good 3 hour long talk with someone important to me. I got on the scale today and my weight went from 182.8 to 180.4!!!! I am just a few ounces away from my half way goal! EEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!! I am going to keep going the way I have been. I am feeling gre... Read more

  • Life is Fragile, Handle With Care

    10/14/2019 5:44:04 AM, by JSTETSER

    Sometimes we forget that even the rough and tough might be cream puffs inside. Sometimes we get jostled around and hurt by others. Still, our purpose on this earth is to be kind towards other people. Recently, I was treated harshly by a family member. We both care deeply about our Mom but h... Read more

  • 10/13/19

    10/13/2019 4:04:06 PM, by MAMABEAR372

    My oldest son brought stuff over to make chili today and brats. Circumstances this week are nuts. This month will be severely tough emotionally for me. Again I tell myself the only control I have is over myself. 39 386 ... 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

  • JOY

    10/13/2019 6:00:35 AM, by JSTETSER

    I love the feeling of being in the woods in Autumn. Walking quietly along a path with beautiful colors all around me. That is much more than just a cardio workout. It is a joy! That joy keeps me moving forward and meeting my goals. Joy is a strength. Join me on my Daily Goals Challenge! s... Read more

  • 10/12/19

    10/12/2019 9:37:13 PM, by MAMABEAR372

    Man oh man. Time is just getting away from me this week. I tell ya! Things are coming at us left and right! Around midnight last night we had to drive an hour and half to take my brother in laws dogs. He couldn't find anyone to foster them and asked us as a last resort. We said we would for a... 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

  • Sept 14th to Oct 12th Measurements

    10/12/2019 8:26:02 AM, by LAUGHIN_ME_THIN

    Good Morning! I hope everyone has a great Saturday. Onto my measurements =) MEASUREMENTS _____Sept 14th__Oct 12th_Difference Weight-- 170.6__164.4___-6.2 lb BF %---41.5%___39.1%___-2.4% BMI----29.2___28.2___-1.0 Neck---13.75___13.50___-0.25 Bicep--11.00__11.00___+/-0 Bu... Read more

  • the little "c".

    10/12/2019 5:28:51 AM, by JSTETSER

    Cancer. It's a very scary word. I'm dealing with basal cell carcinoma. Skin cancer is not going to kill me, but it's made me re-examine my life in a new way. On Thursday I drove an hour to see a dermatologist. It took me a month to get in to see him, and that was quick compared to others!... Read more

  • Goals & Gratitude 10/11/19

    10/11/2019 11:52:54 PM, by DUCKTURNIP

    Today has been a very exciting day! I woke up at 6 am and couldn't fall back asleep. I thought of some things I wanted to do so I got up. I have been going since then. The main thing I wanted to do was look at the AICPA's website (American Institute of Certified Public Accountants) and see if I coul... Read more

  • My Mama Will Be Waiting

    10/11/2019 5:59:09 AM, by JSTETSER

    Dear Friends, My Mom is having conversations and visits with my Dad, her parents, and sisters who have all died many years ago. At 97, I wonder if one day soon she will follow them to heaven. Every day that she is with me is a treasure. One day I will be looking for her face in my dreams and... Read more

  • Goals & Gratitude 10/10/19

    10/11/2019 12:39:50 AM, by DUCKTURNIP

    So I was really upset yesterday morning when I weighed myself and it showed that I was up 4 lbs. from Saturday. However, I knew that it probably wasn't accurate as my scale has been all over the place and it's hard to tell what I weigh. At the advice of a Spark friend, I bought and installed a new b... Read more

  • 10/10/19

    10/10/2019 3:21:58 PM, by MAMABEAR372

    AHHHHHH I did a good thing today! My life has been so crazy this week. On the road so much! I had at least 3 hours of driving first thing this morning and I KNEW I had a lower body work out I was supposed to do today. Well as I was headed back....I just was not in the mood. But I started to rea... Read more


    10/10/2019 5:24:17 AM, by JSTETSER

    I remember how nervous Mom would get whenever I would bring up the president and national affairs. You see, politics were never discussed in our home. Ever. She would tell me; “Please stop! Nice people don’t discuss such things.” I’ve never known a nicer person that my mother, and she let me... 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

  • 10/9/19

    10/9/2019 11:18:17 AM, by MAMABEAR372

    I really had to motivate myself to follow through with going to the gym and doing cardio this morning. I had two days off the gym in a row. I needed to go do this for myself. I am tired. All the stress and long driving and no sleep then working out on top of it. I'm tired. I know my bo... Read more

  • Results of tests part 2

    10/9/2019 10:43:58 AM, by AUNTRENEE

    The doctor wants to increase my blood pressure med since I had a few high readings. Plus he wants me to eat low carb and low sugar too. He thinks that it will help me lose weight. Forgot to ask about the blood work on my thyroid. I will call after I get done here. Thyroid problems run in the family.... Read more

  • I'm back

    10/9/2019 10:39:24 AM, by CEIGSTI

    I need to get back in the habit of eating well and exercising. I have been infrequent in exercising and we are eating out far too much! So here's to a new day!... Read more

  • Spark Daily Challenges

    10/9/2019 5:21:12 AM, by JSTETSER

    I love the Daily Spark Challenges. They keep me on track and find balance in my quest for good health. My favorite three are the Daily Goals, the Daily Fitness, and the Daily Nutrition. I keep them going most of the time. What keeps you moving forward? ... Read more

  • Goals & Gratitude 10/9/19

    10/9/2019 1:02:49 AM, by DUCKTURNIP

    I am finishing my day with a bowl of low fat pudding. That has been my go to dessert the last couple of months. I have small snack bowls that are the perfect size for it when I make it. It's great because it's portion controlled and I am unlikely to eat two bowls. I found myself craving pudding last... Read more

  • Results of the appointment

    10/8/2019 2:55:33 PM, by AUNTRENEE

    I went to my doctor today about the body aches and fatigue. He thinks that the aches are from the 30 pound weight gain. He also thinks that fatigue might be from anemia and low on B12. He had me do a blood test to check that and a few other things. Should hear from them soon.... Read more

  • 10/8/19

    10/8/2019 1:03:43 PM, by MAMABEAR372

    Well when it rains it pours! My middle son contacted us yesterday morning saying his breaks went out. He is safe and there was no accident. He is newly on his own, started his brand new career as a high school english teacher. He lives about a half hour away from his brand new job in his new apa... Read more

  • Falling Leaves

    10/8/2019 5:20:39 AM, by JSTETSER

    The Tree of Life in all its glory has released you and your beauty. Its foliage one at a time drops. And down you fall~ slowly turning around and around Suddenly you hit the ground. Stepped on, rained on, your colors fade to brown. Crushed, forgotten raked away. Is this t... Read more

  • Goals & Gratitude 10/7/19

    10/8/2019 12:54:38 AM, by DUCKTURNIP

    Cookie is slowly adjusting to living here. She still lives in the closet most of the time, but ventures out throughout the day to say hi and eat. She's still a little scared of the other two cats, but she did go up to Felix and sniff him today, and there was no hissing, so that's a good sign. I want... 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

  • 10/7/19

    10/7/2019 1:47:58 PM, by MAMABEAR372

    Today is going just as hectic as usual. Didn't get to the gym today but that is okay because I went yesterday and will go Wednesday. At least that's the plan. Last night's pot roast was incredibly yummy! Had a salad with it and some crunchy radishes. I notice myself getting irritated (jealo... Read more

  • Living a Healthy Life

    10/7/2019 5:42:33 AM, by JSTETSER

    Eating a healthy diet, exercising, getting the rest that I need: these all go into making my life healthy. My healthy life makes me a happy wife, mom, and person. Today I'm going to go out for my walk and drink all 9 glasses of water. Taking care of myself is the foundation for having a heal... Read more

  • 10/6/19

    10/6/2019 7:50:10 PM, by MAMABEAR372

    Sunday today. I called my oldest son to see if he wanted to join me at the gym today. He said sure. He is struggling with his weight too. So I figured I would encourage better health. We all went to the gym today. I was looking to do upper body (yuck!) and maybe some cardio if I didn't feel li... Read more

  • The Little Extra

    10/6/2019 5:35:21 AM, by JSTETSER

    "The difference between ordinary and extra ordinary is that little extra." Unknown. Every day I take a few minutes to gain focus through my time of prayer and my time of planning. i'm writing a book, and spend at least 10-20 minutes working on it every day. I value my health and I take tim... Read more

  • Goals & Gratitude 10/5/19

    10/6/2019 12:57:50 AM, by DUCKTURNIP

    I am happy to report that I am down three pounds this week. I wasn't sure I believed the scale so I weighed myself three times. I am down to 190.8 lbs. I will probably be up a little next week Wed. when I weigh in again as that's how things tend to go for me. But I am just glad that I am moving in t... Read more

  • 10/5/19

    10/5/2019 9:23:28 PM, by MAMABEAR372

    Wow, the days are really flying by! It is the 5th already! Well I did not make it to the gym Friday OR Saturday. BUT! I did walk alot today! 8,146 steps today. I personally think it was more than that because sometimes my phone doesn't register all my steps. My back has been hurting the p... 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

  • My Autumn Walk

    10/5/2019 5:35:45 AM, by JSTETSER

    There's nothing as beautiful as a walk in Autumn. I think that New Hampshire has the most colorful Fall season of them all!... Read more

  • 10/4/19

    10/4/2019 2:11:51 PM, by MAMABEAR372

    https://youtu.be/KWh4qeVEaqw or https://youtu.be/KWh4qeVEaqw The first is a link to a video. You can believe it or not. I thought there was some ring of logic to it. I thought I would post it in case anyone wanted to watch it. It is about loose skin after you lose weight. I ... Read more

  • Tummy Troubles

    10/4/2019 5:41:32 AM, by JSTETSER

    When your body talks to you, listen. It will talk louder and louder until you do. Lately, my stomach has been queezy. I don't know why, but it's time for me to take the time to figure out what is going on. I think that a lot of my tummy troubles come from stress at work and being responsi... Read more

  • Goals & Gratitude 10/3/19

    10/4/2019 2:01:44 AM, by DUCKTURNIP

    All of my SP friends are talking about Halloween, so I better get going. At my church we do trunk or treat, which I love because I get to hand out candy. I am gated in both front and back, so no one can actually get to my door to get candy. I got Peanuts decorations through Oriental Trading Company ... Read more

  • 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

  • 10/3/19 some real things in life

    10/3/2019 12:25:19 PM, by MAMABEAR372

    Today at the gym I realized that my time at the gym is me making time for me. ME TIME. Its hilarious that this is so foreign to me. I've been going to the gym for 3 years. But never ever considered it ME TIME. I don't know what that is. I also had it dawn on me this morning that if I was asked ... Read more

  • Enjoy the Beauty that's Around You!

    10/3/2019 5:24:59 AM, by JSTETSER

    Stop and look at the flowers, trees, and people's faces! There's beauty all around you, meant to be enjoyed. In sunshine and in rain, there is something beautiful for you to see. The New England fall colors are one of the sights that I just love to see each year. "Autumn... the year's last, l... Read more

  • Goals & Gratitude 10/2/19

    10/3/2019 12:44:32 AM, by DUCKTURNIP

    I'll make this quick, as I'm falling asleep while I sit here. I had my first Tax Planning class tonight. This is the class I have been really looking forward to. I've always been fascinated by how taxes get done and calculated, even as a kid. I would watch my Dad do our family's taxes and not unders... Read more

  • Feeling tired and sore

    10/2/2019 3:00:19 PM, by AUNTRENEE

    I have been tired and sore for over a month now. I have an appointment with my regular doctor this coming Tuesday morning. I am going to convince him to find out what is going on with me. I don't want to hear that I am okay. I am not going to give up until we get results. I have had my apartment fo... Read more

  • 10/2/19 Whoo hoo!

    10/2/2019 7:22:46 AM, by MAMABEAR372

    Well, I didn't sleep the best but I did sleep. I BROKE MY PLATEAU!!! ANDDDDDD! My fasting blood sugar was 85!!!!! That means I weighed in at 184.6 and I get to lower my insulin today by 10 units. That is one good way to wake up and start the day and a great motivator to make sure to get to the gym... Read more

  • Planning on Success

    10/2/2019 5:23:52 AM, by JSTETSER

    Make your plans and pray. Some days, I have lots of energy and put that energy into my plans, and other days I'm on autopilot. Always, I ask for God's help. Proverbs 16:3 Commit to the LORD whatever you do, and he will establish your plans. We just can't do it without help from above! God al... Read more

  • A Day at the Apple Orchards

    10/2/2019 12:34:54 AM, by DUCKTURNIP

    My friend B. and I went to Oak Glen, CA today. It's east of Riverside about 20 miles, up in the hills near the mountains. It was nice and cool there, actually cold in the shade. First, we went for lunch. I had a roast beef sandwich with mashed potatoes. I would have liked a salad, but they didn't ha... Read more

  • 10/1/19

    10/1/2019 10:08:36 PM, by MAMABEAR372

    Oh my goodness, time got away from me! I have been having eggs for meals quite a bit just because it is fast and easy and no other reason. I don't ever feel like I have much to do in my life but I guess it is telling if I can't even get on here to blog every day and not notice for a couple days. ... 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

  • The Woodpile Workout!

    10/1/2019 5:24:32 AM, by JSTETSER

    Yesterday a wonderful friend and his son came over and transformed a pile of huge chunks of wood into this beautiful stack. The three of us worked together for 2 hours and my husband was amazed. This is his birthday gift from the 3 of us. Happy 70th John!... Read more

  • Goals & Gratitude 9/30/19

    10/1/2019 1:19:04 AM, by DUCKTURNIP

    Well, Cookie is going to be the Queen around here once she settles in. She's taking no guff from Felix and Tang. Any time she sees them she hisses and growls. Tang backs away slowly, but stays close because he is curious about her. Felix hasn't seen her as much and was fascinated by Cookie this afte... Read more


    9/30/2019 5:27:45 AM, by JSTETSER

    Every morning I take a few minutes and plan my day. I write it down in my planner, and off I go. Spark helps me to start that plan by keeping my exercise and diet in check. I also get my motivation from being here. Taking time to plan has helped me to stay on track in many ways. It has also... Read more

  • Bully and Death

    9/30/2019 1:32:53 AM, by ORODEO73

    Did you know that it only takes one thing or word to set someone off? Did you know that it takes one person to help. Did you know that sometimes there are people who do not know what to do when they know someone is being bullied. I am saddened by this exact fact. I have recently figured out tha... Read more

  • 9/29/19

    9/29/2019 12:21:14 PM, by MAMABEAR372

    I did not get the chance to get on SP yesterday. It was a little .... hectic. I was faced with a couple challenges. Well three that I can think of. #1 I have someone in my life where I will not miss a phone call from. This is my choice and I am not changing that choice because of circumstances.... Read more

  • Finding That "Get Moving" Spirit!

    9/29/2019 6:58:44 AM, by JSTETSER

    Some days are easier than others. Some days I love going out for a walk. Today is not one of THOSE days. So what do I do? I get moving anyhow. My "Get Moving" attitude is out there, and I'm sure to find it if I just get moving! ... Read more

  • Goals & Gratitude 9/28/19

    9/28/2019 9:33:03 PM, by DUCKTURNIP

    I slept really bad last night, only about 4 hours, and I am paying for it today. I think it was because I was nervous about driving into LA to pick up the foster kitty, Cookie. I just wanted to get her and get it done. So this morning I headed out and while there was only a little bit of traffic, th... Read more

  • I can and I will!

    9/28/2019 5:44:14 AM, by JSTETSER

    Maybe I don't understand how I will make some things happen, but I know that I will figure it out as I go. I can and I will see my blood sugar at 120. My blood sugar is going down, and I will continue to see it go to 120. I continue to struggle with high morning numbers. I can and I will see... Read more

  • 9/27/19

    9/27/2019 6:15:53 PM, by MAMABEAR372

    Today I feel pretty good. I had an interesting day and I hope the positivity keeps growing. Again, that is situational with people in my life. Well I did not get to the gym today. At least not yet. I am trying to decide if I want to A- go tonight but it is nasty outside wind rain and my gym... Read more

  • Goals & Gratitude 9/27/19

    9/27/2019 11:54:00 AM, by DUCKTURNIP

    Well, it's almost 9 AM. I woke up at 5:45 AM and brushed my teeth as my mouth tasted bad and new did fall back asleep. So I got up at 6:30. I have had breakfast and copious amounts of coffee and cooked dinner already. I just had to bake a sweet potato for black bean smothered sweet potatoes. I will ... Read more

  • I am the Woman to Blame!

    9/27/2019 5:31:35 AM, by JSTETSER

    Well, I have no one to blame. I am responsible for my actions and my words. I am too old to blame my mother and too young to blame the kids. My boss is not responsible for my happiness and my husband is not responsible for my problems. The buck stops here. I am the person responsible for... Read more

  • Goals & Gratitude 9/26/19

    9/26/2019 11:32:59 PM, by DUCKTURNIP

    I made pot roast in the crock pot for dinner tonight, and the house smelled wonderful all day. I got up at 5:45 AM to get it cooking, then went back to bed. I'm so happy that I can get pot roast to work with my calorie count. I have enough food for a small army so I will be well fed through the week... Read more

  • 9/26/19

    9/26/2019 3:29:19 PM, by MAMABEAR372

    First of all, TODAY I am really trying to be more positive. My mind really went another way yesterday. And that is situational with people in my life. And will probably happen again and I need to figure out how to deal with it. Ok, today! I did a lower body work out today at the gym. Inner... Read more

  • "Keep On Keeping On!"

    9/26/2019 5:20:12 AM, by JSTETSER

    My Mom would tell me in words and actions; "Keep On Keeping On!" At 97, she still gets up each morning and does her crafts. Now she colors pictures that I laminate and put on bags. Her family and church family love receiving her gifts. Albert Einstein once said; "Life is like riding a bic... Read more

  • Goals & Gratitude 9/25/19

    9/26/2019 12:27:13 AM, by DUCKTURNIP

    I went to the funeral of one of our church elders today. She was 91 years old and a spunky person. She will be sorely missed, but it was a lovely funeral. The eulogy by our priest was spot-on. After that I came home and cleaned and my landlord fixed my AC. It had died last night, but just the filter... Read more

  • 9/25/19

    9/25/2019 5:19:02 PM, by MAMABEAR372

    Sighhhhh. I feel like crying. I am sad. I am lonely. I feel trapped in a cage in my mind and heart. I know I can just go do whatever but there needs to be a system for me to feel ok with that. I am going through a time where I do have people in my life but feel like no one has time for me or I... Read more

  • Looking up!

    9/25/2019 5:19:44 AM, by JSTETSER

    Our focus makes such a difference! Do you want to improve your mood, look up! Make your focus at a higher point. It's all a great mystery...Look up at the sky and you'll see how everything changes Antoine de Saint-Exupery My favorite spot to look is Mt Monadnock. Both in artwork ... Read more