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  • A beautiful sunny day

    7/14/2020 8:36:28 AM, by MOMMY445

    I have some errands to run today. My daughter says hello to everyone. Both budgie birds are doing well and say cheep, cheep! I'll be going for a walk after breakfast today and some dancing in the afternoon. Have a great day, everyone! Take care and stay safe!... Read more

  • Summer School Remote Classroom

    7/14/2020 5:39:33 AM, by JSTETSER

    No other part of the year seems to speed by quite like summer. I teach my lessons at my dining room table, prepare my lessons for the next day, then I enjoy the day. Summer in New Hampshire is such a warm and wonderful time. I wish that it moved as slowly as I do on a lazy summer afternoon. ... Read more

  • A beautiful day

    7/13/2020 6:43:26 AM, by MOMMY445

    It's going to be a cooler day here today. There's a chance of rain this afternoon and that is okay with me and my daughter. Both budgie birds are doing well and say cheep, cheep! I will be going for a walk after breakfast today. Have a great day, everyone! Take care and stay safe!... Read more

  • Blueberries

    7/13/2020 5:32:49 AM, by JSTETSER

    Every year, we take the time to pick about 30 pounds of fresh berries. We make a few stops at The Mellen Berry Patch and also visit with Pam, my friend and the owner. We use our berries in pancakes and our daily smoothies. Blueberries are such a healthy fruit. My favorite blueberry poem i... Read more

  • Peaceful Sunday

    7/13/2020 12:15:13 AM, by MNABOY

    A week ago I missed the family reunion because I was exposed to a person that tested positive for CV19 by singing next to him in church. My reaction was I wished to go thump him for making me yield to the family's safety rather than my desire to see family. He texts that he is yet to suffer any symp... Read more

  • Working on Health Issues and a Healthier Me

    7/12/2020 4:48:13 PM, by ALICEDIXIE

    My eczema seems to be getting better since I cut out foods that could make it worse. Focusing on eating healthier. I made a smoothie for lunch and it was soooooo good and filling: I used 1 cup almond milk (unsweetened), 1/4 cup of apple, 1/4 cup blueberries, 1/4 cup cherries, a scoop of Su... Read more

  • A windy day

    7/12/2020 11:26:04 AM, by MOMMY445

    It's finally cooler weather here today. My daughter says hello to everyone. Both budgie birds are doing well and say cheep, cheep! I'll be going for a walk in a while. In the afternoon I'll be doing some dancing. Have a great day, everyone! Stay safe and take care.... Read more

  • The Garden Rhyme

    7/12/2020 5:36:38 AM, by JSTETSER

    This has been a great year for our garden. We have two 10X10 feel raised areas plus pots on our deck. Every morning we sit out on the deck, drink our coffee and check out our work. We water every morning if it has not rained. The basil has done very well, in it's pot so low, It's rai... Read more

  • Fun but HOT Saturday

    7/11/2020 11:58:18 PM, by MNABOY

    Woke up today to a flat on my car but didn't go outside until 11:30 to see it. The tire shops close at 12 so I hollered upstairs that I was using wife's air compressor, 12volt monster. She said she needed to air her tires. None were flat so I used it and arrived at the shop at 11:55. They went ahead... Read more

  • X-Rays Looked Good!

    7/11/2020 4:16:30 PM, by MIXWITCH

    I choked up in front of my PC on Thursday. Despite the chronic knee pain, my X-Rays showed no tears, breaks, ruptures, or lose of bursae!! In fact, she said they look great! I hadn't realized how certain I was that surgery was going to be the only option. I truly cannot fully express my relief. U... Read more

  • It's raining

    7/11/2020 11:28:18 AM, by MOMMY445

    A rainy day here today. My daughter says hello to everyone. Both budgie birds are doing well and say cheep, cheep! I've already completed a yoga workout. Later on, in the afternoon I'll go for a walk indoors. Have a great day, everyone! Stay safe and take care!... Read more

  • Finding help

    7/11/2020 5:12:25 AM, by JSTETSER

    I just can't do it all alone! Yesterday, I just needed someone to be with me. Mom doesn't know who I am, and visits (even pleasant visits) are hard some days. I called family, but no one could join me. As I prepared to get my temperature taken and be led over to see her, my nephew Christophe... Read more

  • Finding help

    7/11/2020 5:12:23 AM, by JSTETSER

    I just can't do it all alone!... Read more

  • Nice Friday

    7/10/2020 10:58:01 PM, by MNABOY

    The H&H, heat and humidity, is oppressive to the point that after filling all the bird feeders today I was soaked head to toe. It was hard to work in the garden the dirt was turning to mud from my sweat. It is a shame that it is not fat rendering and not just water wringing out.... Read more

  • A sunny day

    7/10/2020 12:36:46 PM, by MOMMY445

    I just found out a short while ago that the computers at the local library can be booked for use online. Then you can go and use the computer for an hour. I don't mind that you need to wear a face mask there. I was not aware of this opportunity until a while ago. It's been a really long time since I... Read more

  • FitBit Folly and Blood Sugar Rising

    7/10/2020 5:25:57 AM, by JSTETSER

    I have trusted my FitBit to count my steps and be a measure of my physical activity, but I've found a few drawbacks. Sometimes it down't sync properly. Right before my vacation it did not charge properly, giving me 3 days with no data, since I left the charge cord home. It doesn't give me an a... Read more

  • Happy day today!

    7/10/2020 12:23:18 AM, by MNABOY

    Wife decided she didn't want to go to the doctors office on the far side of Memphis, TN, today so I arrived early, walked the half mile from parking to her office and then they walked me from test room to test room, she reviewed my numbers did a test or two and then said all is well see me in 6 mont... Read more

  • June Progress and July Goals

    7/9/2020 5:34:59 PM, by SIOBHANKNITS

    June Goals: 1. Continue to keep up my good eating habits: track everything, stay in range, & no SOS. 2. Continue to walk 4+ miles three days a week and 1+ miles three days a week. 3. Add at least one session of ST/PT each week this month. 4. Keep good sleep habits, going to bed on time a... Read more

  • Sunny Day

    7/9/2020 1:21:02 PM, by MOMMY445

    The power is out here today. An electrician is fixing the problem just now. In the meantime, my daughter and I are keeping cool and staying well hydrated. Both budgie birds are doing well and say cheep, cheep! I'll be doing some yoga and some walking later on. Have a great day, everyone! Stay safe a... Read more

  • Nasty Horsefly!!

    7/9/2020 5:09:32 AM, by JSTETSER

    Horseflies are relentless, cruel and mean. The wickedest bug Iโ€™ve ever seen. When Iโ€™m out walking they come around. Circle my head with a buzzing sound. I hate those creatures because they bite And leave a swollen mark, both morning and night. Because of them, Iโ€™ve shortened my w... Read more

  • Wednesday night prayer meeting

    7/8/2020 10:55:21 PM, by MNABOY

    We have a small group that meets for prayer and Bible study on Wednesday night. Average is 10 attendees. Seems many of our members are not afraid of the virus. Masks and hand washing with social distancing will be the basis for attendance.... Read more

  • A very warm day here today ๐ŸŒž

    7/8/2020 10:27:39 AM, by MOMMY445

    My daughter and I are keeping cool and well hydrated today. The next few days will be hot and humid here. Taking it easy today. I'll go for an indoor walk in an air conditioned place later on in the morning. Both budgie birds are doing well and say cheep, cheep! Have a great day, everyone! Stay safe... Read more

  • Riding Off Into The Sunshine

    7/8/2020 5:32:42 AM, by JSTETSER

    John's nephew from Colorado drove 2500 miles to visit us. What an honor! Dan rode off into the sunrise this morning and I will miss him. He visited us for five days, and we had a wonderful visit. Reconnecting with family is important. What a great time! I wish that it could have been longer... Read more

  • easy exercise

    7/7/2020 11:39:31 PM, by MNABOY

    The heat and humidity get my heart rate up in a hurry so my exercise time is very efficient!... Read more

  • Warm day

    7/7/2020 10:34:46 AM, by MOMMY445

    It's going to be another warm and humid day here today. The weather is going to be like this for pretty much the rest of the week. My daughter says hello to everyone. We are keeping cool and well hydrated today. Both budgie birds are doing well and say cheep, cheep! Have a great day, everyone! Take ... Read more

  • Love the Life You Live

    7/7/2020 5:35:19 AM, by JSTETSER

    I had hoped for a different life. I wanted to be retired by now, surrounded by my children and grandkids. Instead, I find myself still working, with family far away. I have a good life, but not the life that I had planned. Most people I have chosen to be thankful for what I have. Th... Read more

  • Great day

    7/7/2020 12:44:16 AM, by MNABOY

    Test returned negative for covid 19 today. Smoked some ribs to celebrate... Read more

  • A beautiful day

    7/6/2020 8:52:06 AM, by MOMMY445

    Another warm and humid day here today ๐ŸŒž. My daughter says hello to everyone. We are keeping cool and well hydrated today. I'll be going for a walk in a while. earlier this morning I did some yoga. Both budgie birds are doing well and say cheep, cheep! Have a great day, everyone! Take care and stay ... Read more

  • Stetser Camping Trip

    7/6/2020 5:33:54 AM, by JSTETSER

    I spent the weekend camping just 20 miles from my home. It was nice to get away. A family member rode his motorcycle from Colorado to New Hampshire to join us. Dan is a fun-loving guy and an excellent cook. It's always great to have someone special join us on a special day. Camping brin... Read more

  • Aggravated puppy

    7/5/2020 10:43:23 PM, by MNABOY

    The stimulus money must have funded the private fireworks this 4th OR Walmart selling pistol bullets diverted the noise making expenditures. Our dog would bark at explosions louder than firecrackers. Several of our neighbors entertains the neighborhood from 7-10, The air was thick with smoke from gr... Read more

  • 2020 - Part 2

    7/5/2020 1:25:32 PM, by KENDRACARROLL

    And here we are - halfway though 2020. 2020 - how excited we all were about 2020. Not just a new year, but a new decade. New adventures, new possibilities. Little did we know how it would all play out - and here we are... The "new normal" is not a normal at all - it just plain s^cks. Yet we hav... Read more

  • A new day

    7/5/2020 12:17:37 PM, by MOMMY445

    It's very hot and humid here today. My daughter and I are keeping cool and well hydrated. Both budgie birds are doing well and say cheep, cheep! I went for a walk this morning. I'll be going for another walk in a while. Have a great day, everyone! Take care and stay safe!... Read more

  • A warm and humid day

    7/4/2020 10:13:34 AM, by MOMMY445

    It's going to be another warm and humid day here today ๐ŸŒž. My daughter and I will stay hydrated and cool here today. Both budgie birds are doing well and say cheep, cheep! Happy Independence Day to all American spark people members! Have a great day, everyone and a great weekend! Keep cool and stay ... Read more

  • So many blessings for which to be thankful

    7/4/2020 9:14:32 AM, by MNABOY

    We are all dealing with the Covid 19 challenges and they are very inconvenient. Frustration, aggravation and sadness are its main footprint. But we have hope and the knowledge that we will defeat the virus. Enjoy the freedoms we celebrate on the 4th and pray that more people will be blessed with dem... Read more

  • July Weight Check

    7/3/2020 11:45:33 PM, by KATRINAPLUS_TX

    My Monthly Weigh In - on average I seem to be loosing 2 pounds a month vs 2 pounds per week... Read more

  • It's okay

    7/3/2020 8:02:38 PM, by MNABOY

    Yesterday I was very disappointed over not going to the family reunion. As the realization that there was no other choice sunk in I felt better. Then my middle grand daughter sent me a text about how much she was going to miss me and I was on top of the world. A little love works miracles.... Read more

  • A warm and humid day

    7/3/2020 1:02:39 PM, by MOMMY445

    My daughter and I are keeping cool and well hydrated today ๐Ÿ˜Š. Both budgie birds are doing well and say cheep, cheep! I'll be going for a long walk indoors today. Have a great day, everyone! Take care and stay safe! Have a great weekend!... Read more

  • Be Kind To Yourself!

    7/3/2020 5:55:19 AM, by JSTETSER

    Dear Friend, You are beautiful, special and important. God made you to be just the person that you are. Be kind to yourself. Cut yourself the same slack that you show to others. Know that we are cheering for you to do well today, this week, this month, this year and throughout life. You a... Read more

  • Frustrated

    7/3/2020 12:53:43 AM, by MNABOY

    Wednesday I was so excited about the family reunion that we were to leave to attend on Thursday. Received a call from my preacher that one of the four song leaders tested positive for C-19. I called my doctor at hometo see how fast a test could be completed and he said two days. So I will, have, sta... Read more

  • Another hot and humid day here today

    7/2/2020 8:38:59 AM, by MOMMY445

    My daughter says hello to everyone. We are keeping cool and staying well hydrated. Both budgie birds are doing well and say cheep, cheep. I will be doing some yoga this morning and some indoor walking this afternoon. It's going to be hot and humid here for the next few days. Have a great day, everyo... Read more

  • Yes, I CAN!

    7/2/2020 5:22:05 AM, by JSTETSER

    Maybe you can understand what happened to me yesterday. I was working with friends on making masks. We social distanced, and all went well. At lunch, I usually have lots of salad and a small amount of pizza, but that didn't happen. without thinking, I ate 3 pieces of the pizza. My blood suga... Read more

  • More rain

    7/1/2020 4:41:00 PM, by MNABOY

    We have received our share and more of rain. Some land is still too wet to plant. When I was a kid, born in 48, local farmers were mainly cotton farmers and the land was not irrigated and they would pray for rain in July and early August and harvest in September until December. Now soybeans get more... Read more

  • Attaching Inflammation Plan

    7/1/2020 1:54:55 PM, by ALICEDIXIE

    I had eczema bad as a baby. I am in my seventies now and have never had another attack since. However, for about 2 months now I am getting covered with eczema. I am trying an anti inflammation diet for 2 weeks and, hopefully, it will work. I have been eating a lot of oranges lately to get extr... Read more

  • Love My Garden

    7/1/2020 11:24:00 AM, by MIXWITCH

    The tomatoes are looking gorgeous, the bush beans are producing, and we have a steady supply of black berries ๐Ÿ˜Š I love nurturing these wonderful plants and watching them grow. I'll need to build onto the Cucumber trellis soon because the plants are climbing like mad. The melon patch is coming alo... Read more

  • Another warm day here today ๐ŸŒž

    7/1/2020 11:14:30 AM, by MOMMY445

    My daughter says hello to everyone. Both budgie birds are doing well and say cheep, cheep! I'll be going for a walk later. Have a great day, everyone! Take care and stay safe! For all Canadian sparklers, Happy Canada Day!... Read more

  • A Very Small Get-Away

    7/1/2020 5:27:26 AM, by JSTETSER

    I should be in my happy place-Acadia National Park watching the sun rise over the ocean. Instead, I'm in my living room on my computer. Our reservations were cancelled because of the pandemic. I've come to terms with it. My living room is much better than a hospital waiting room or an ICU roo... Read more

  • Getting excited

    6/30/2020 11:50:35 PM, by MNABOY

    Two more days and we will see our youngest child and her husband. Gloves and masks are packed. Next day oldest and family will arrive. Fun and food. We are packing table games so the weather will cooperate.... Read more

  • A warm day

    6/30/2020 5:39:24 AM, by MOMMY445

    Another warm day here today. My daughter and I will keep cool and stay well hydrated. Both budgie birds are doing well and say cheep, cheep. In a while, I will be doing some yoga. Later on in the morning, I will be going for a walk. Have a great day, everyone! Take care and stay safe!... Read more

  • First Things First!

    6/30/2020 5:18:31 AM, by JSTETSER

    I have carved out 45 minutes a day just for me. I get up at 5 almost every morning, organize my day with prayer, Bible reading, SparkPeople and exercise. I put first things first! My days have direction. I always write down my "Daily Big 3" along with my other tasks. I find a mental focus... Read more

  • It could have been worse

    6/30/2020 12:29:50 AM, by MNABOY

    Had to drive to the doctors office today in LR which is a 120 miles one way trip. Stopped at the bank to cash a check and after waiting 10 minutes with no movement went to another bank and after 10 minutes I had my money. The sun was shinning and off I went with 1st 20 miles on new asphalt. Then The... Read more

  • Sexual Assault ***Trigger Warning***

    6/29/2020 1:38:46 PM, by PORTIA70

    I am sorry that I have not been on here in about 3 weeks. 2 weeks ago I was sexually assaulted by one of the maintenance men here where I live at. I have filed a police report and got a restraining order. The first hearing for the restraining order is on July 1. The day before my 50th birth... Read more

  • A warm and sunny day here today ๐Ÿ˜Ž

    6/29/2020 11:52:02 AM, by MOMMY445

    My daughter says hello to everyone. Both budgie birds are doing well and say cheep, cheep! I went for a walk this morning. I will go for another walk in the afternoon. Have a great day, everyone! Take care and stay safe!... Read more

  • One Down

    6/29/2020 11:37:32 AM, by MIXWITCH

    Wrapped up a meeting regarding Virtual School for the '20-'21 School Year. Partner and I are pleased with how well it went. The instructor was wonderfully personable and frankly it was just nice to chat with someone else for a bit. I miss school sometimes. I enjoyed having a structured portion ... Read more

  • Monday Meeting Marathon

    6/29/2020 8:25:27 AM, by MIXWITCH

    Somehow we've managed to schedule back to back meetings/appointments for today. I'm taking the time to gather my thoughts, pet the cats, and do some work for myself before the day kicks into high gear.... Read more

  • Walking and Meditation

    6/29/2020 5:28:08 AM, by JSTETSER

    Yesterday I hiked near my home. I love to hike, and find that meditation fits well with the gentle, constant movement of my hike. I learned the following through a recent FitBit article. My hikes are more interesting and also calming when I add the moving meditation. Focus on your feet.... Read more

  • Another humid day

    6/29/2020 12:21:29 AM, by MNABOY

    Weeded the bean patch, carried limbs, a tree's not mine, to the street for tomorrow pickup and sorted through some old picture files from parents home. Have a trip to the city for a doctors appointment. Acid reflux is backing down, I think.... Read more

  • A new day

    6/28/2020 2:43:54 PM, by MOMMY445

    A beautiful sunny day here today ๐ŸŒž. My daughter says hello to everyone. Both budgie birds are doing well and say cheep, cheep! I've been for a walk in the morning. I will be going for another walk in the afternoon. Have a great day, everyone! Take care and stay safe!... Read more

  • Piecing It All Together

    6/28/2020 5:25:39 AM, by JSTETSER

    I wrote a book, and am currently learning how to get it published. This is the story of me, an adult daughter, and my mother gaining a bond through sewing, crafting and quilting . My mother taught me how to sew as a child, bit it was not until I was in my 30โ€™s that I learned to love sewing. ... Read more

  • Still planting

    6/27/2020 7:55:17 PM, by MNABOY

    Last Sunday after church wife and I went to a nursery and bought plants to fill in new beds. They have been in the yard getting sun and rain and today we weeded and planted. Also bagged some pine needles that we raked up and forgot. There will be a nice pile for the city to pick up next week.... Read more

  • Plenty of sunshine

    6/27/2020 12:15:36 PM, by MOMMY445

    Another warm and sunny day here today ๐ŸŒž. In a while, I'll be going for a walk. My daughter says hello to everyone. Both budgie birds are doing well and say cheep, cheep. Have a great day, everyone! Stay safe and take care.... Read more

  • Changing My Commitment

    6/27/2020 5:22:51 AM, by JSTETSER

    Besides being a teacher, wife, mom, grandma, and daughter, I am a mask maker. I thought that this would be a small project, lasting a few months, and Iโ€™m finding that it is the job with no end in sight. I told myself and God ; โ€œWhen I run out of elastic and fabric, Iโ€™m finished. I have been gi... Read more

  • Sunshine

    6/26/2020 10:23:21 AM, by MOMMY445

    The sun is shining brightly here today ๐ŸŒž. My daughter says hello to all. Both budgie birds are doing well and say cheep, cheep! I'm going for a walk in a while. Have a great day, everyone! Take care and stay safe! Have a great weekend!... Read more

  • Working Together

    6/26/2020 5:31:14 AM, by JSTETSER

    Sometimes I have to give up part of my plan to "get 'er done". I have found that I have to alter my plans to fit in with the plans of others in order to reach our goals. Never stick so tightly to your plan that you have to go it alone. Find people with the same basic goals, and go with them. ... Read more

  • I'm wet!

    6/25/2020 10:27:46 PM, by MNABOY

    Thought I might go to the pool today but since there is a 50% chance of rain predicted for tomorrow I decided to work in the garden. When I finished I was as wet as if I had gone swimming.... Read more

  • Busy Days

    6/25/2020 5:13:46 AM, by JSTETSER

    I love finding ways to help people in their lives. Yesterday I had the Hillsboro Mask Makers over, and we worked for over 2 hours on masks for our town. With the help of 2 sergers, 2 sewing machines and an iron, we put together over 40 masks, with another 100 for us to finish at home. spending ... Read more

  • Heavy rains!

    6/25/2020 12:31:37 AM, by MNABOY

    Yesterday we had about 4 inches rain fall in less than hour. It couldn't drain that fast. Garden is well watered.... Read more

  • A cooler day

    6/24/2020 8:51:58 AM, by MOMMY445

    It's not too hot here today. a beautiful cool breeze is blowing. My daughter says hello to all. Both budgie birds are doing well and say cheep, cheep! I'm heading out for a long walk in a while. Have a great day, everyone! Take care and stay safe.... Read more

  • My Health and The Heat Wave

    6/24/2020 5:25:48 AM, by JSTETSER

    It's been over 90 here in Hillsboro, NH for 5 days now. I have shortened my 90 minute walk considerably. Walking has been a key method for me to keep my diagnosis of Type 2 Diabetes under control. As the temperatures have risen, so has my glucose readings. Today is the day that I make a bigg... Read more

  • Need the 5% challenge1

    6/24/2020 12:36:30 AM, by MNABOY

    There is a Summer 5% spark challenge that involved several teams competing in various weekly challenges with the ultimate goal being to lose 5% of a competitors weight over 8 weeks. The challenge draws me in because I have accountability to team mates which makes me work harder than I do for myself.... Read more

  • Osteoarthritis

    6/23/2020 8:15:25 PM, by SIOBHANKNITS

    Iโ€™ve known I have osteoarthritis (OA) for quite some time but it has not affected my daily life much until recently. I have it mostly in both feet, and right knee and hip. I also have it in my lumbar spine, but that has not yet become symptomatic, thankfully. Iโ€™m having pain when I walk now in ... Read more

  • A beautiful day ๐ŸŒž

    6/23/2020 11:30:48 AM, by MOMMY445

    My daughter says hello to all. Both budgie birds are doing well and say cheep, cheep! I'll be going for a walk in a while. Have a great day, everyone! Take care and stay safe!... Read more

  • The Power Of Positive Writing

    6/23/2020 5:34:38 AM, by JSTETSER

    Writing is my therapy, my daily pep talk and my activities log. It keeps me on track, and focused on my goals. Writing helps me to communicate with my family and my world. First, i share my writing with my SparkFriends. You are so supportive and understanding, Sometimes I share my sewing ... Read more

  • Hot and humid day

    6/22/2020 1:34:16 PM, by MOMMY445

    It's the last hot and humid day here for the rest of the week. My daughter says hello to all. Both budgie birds are doing well and say cheep, cheep! Take care and stay safe, everyone!... Read more

  • Cleaning House!

    6/22/2020 5:25:54 AM, by JSTETSER

    Yesterday was the perfect house cleaning storm. 1. It was too hot outside for a good hike. 2. For the first time in over 5 months, we have someone coming to stay with us. 3. There were ants in the bathroom. I went on a caffeine-induced cleaning spree! I always marvel at how dirty ... Read more

  • Nice Father's Day

    6/22/2020 1:00:14 AM, by MNABOY

    Drove to a huge nursery for flowers and discovered a Blueberry orchard so now I have a source of energy for planting tomorrow.... Read more

  • Happy Sunday

    6/21/2020 8:26:34 AM, by MOMMY445

    Happy Father's Day to all of the dads out there. My daughter and I are keeping cool and well hydrated today. It's going to be another warm and humid day here today ๐ŸŒž. I'll do some exercise indoors today. Have a great day, everyone! Take care and stay safe!... Read more

  • My Garden

    6/21/2020 5:13:45 AM, by JSTETSER

    My little patch of dirt and the potted plants on my deck are a source of health and joy. Thereโ€™s nothing like fresh veggies! Having a garden close to the kitchen makes a big difference for me. Often I start my meal, pick a few fresh vegetables and herbs, and add them right into what Iโ€™m cookin... Read more

  • Nice evening

    6/21/2020 12:34:27 AM, by MNABOY

    My SIL has been taking care of 2 grandchildren out of town and returned last night having had her fill of the conditions. We ate with my brother and SIL and it was a nice time again.... Read more

  • BMI as it compares around the world

    6/20/2020 1:35:27 PM, by TRUEPEACENIK

    Iโ€™m in the US. Iโ€™m neither thin nor fat, by sight. Iโ€™m average in size and slightly out of tone. I found this https://www.bbc.com/news/healt
    h-18770328 And started playing around. At my next goal weight, I will be lower BMI than 91 percent of women of my age range and heig... Read more

  • Another warm and humid day

    6/20/2020 9:58:15 AM, by MOMMY445

    My daughter and I are keeping cool and well hydrated today. It's going to be a warm and humid day here today. Both budgie birds are doing well and say cheep, cheep! I'll go for a walk indoors today. Have a great day, everyone! Take care and stay safe!... Read more

  • Time is On My Side

    6/20/2020 5:55:08 AM, by JSTETSER

    First things need to be first for time to be on my side. That is why first- I exercise, I pray and meditate I choose healthy foods I call my children. I reach out and love a friend. Hear Mother Theresa's words today; "Yesterday is gone. Tomorrow has not yet come. We have only today. ... Read more

  • My spelling skills are failing!

    6/19/2020 11:54:41 PM, by MNABOY

    Wife, a dear friend and I went to eat at a seafood restaurant that has crawfish through July. When we got home I couldn't spell etouffee for tracking. Therefore I couldn't track it and received no calories. Tasted better when I discovered it was calorie free!... Read more

  • A hot and humid day

    6/19/2020 1:32:06 PM, by MOMMY445

    It's very hot and humid day here today ๐ŸŒž. My daughter and I are keeping cool and well hydrated. I already got in a long walk today. Both budgie birds are doing well and say cheep, cheep! Have a great day, everyone! Take care and stay safe!... Read more

  • Fresh Strawberries

    6/19/2020 6:01:54 AM, by JSTETSER

    This is one of my guilty pleasures. Strawberries taste so good, and remind me of my childhood. I only eat them when fresh, and enjoy every bite. I find that when I allow myself the freedom to enjoy the food that I love, I don't crave it. Here are the nutritional facts. Calories: 53.... Read more

  • Why must the humidity go up?

    6/19/2020 12:31:00 AM, by MNABOY

    Walked this afternoon after leaving the garden and it was 90 degrees. I figured I would quit after .75 miles. However, after .5 I was doing fine and when I quit after 2,5 I was soaked but feeling fine. Weather prognosticators keep saying the humidity will risw qhen the rains end in the east.... Read more

  • Hot and humid day here today

    6/18/2020 10:32:23 AM, by MOMMY445

    My daughter says hello to all. We are prepared for the weather. Both budgie birds are doing well and say cheep, cheep! I will be doing some dancing indoors after lunch today. Have a great day, everyone! Stay safe and take care!... Read more

  • Fighting Insurance Denial

    6/18/2020 5:31:08 AM, by JSTETSER

    I am concerned about my insurance companyโ€™s interference with my medication for HBP. I was prescribed Losartan Potassium 50 MG twice a day. My insurance would only allow the prescription to be Losartan Potassium 100 MG once a day. I have been documenting my blood pressure readings in the m... Read more

  • Back in the garden

    6/17/2020 7:26:44 PM, by MNABOY

    Thanks for the advise on Acid Reflux. Re-tilled front and back gardens. Planted front bed in peas and beans. worked with raised beds and watered okra that is coming on up. Wife is worried if they all mature together.... Read more

  • Being accountable is working

    6/17/2020 9:19:13 AM, by PEABODY04

    It has been 1 month now that my friend, my mom and I began reporting our daily calories to each other via text. It makes us track everything we put in our mouths, whether our day was as good as it should be or not. But it keeps us from wanting to say, "Oh, I was bad today, I'll just start again on... Read more

  • A beautiful sunny day ๐ŸŒž

    6/17/2020 8:29:27 AM, by MOMMY445

    Lots of sunshine here today. It's supposed to be very warm here this afternoon. My daughter says hello to all. Both budgie birds are doing well and say cheep, cheep! I'll be doing some dancing after lunch today. Have a great day, everyone! Take care and stay safe!... Read more

  • Alone

    6/17/2020 5:28:41 AM, by JSTETSER

    Today I miss my family being around me. I miss the hugs of my grandies and the silliness of their joy. I miss hearing the stories and the questions. I miss the laughter too. This pandemic has left me in a difficult place, feeling different. Sometimes, being different feels a lot like ... Read more

  • Acid reflux?

    6/17/2020 12:14:30 AM, by MNABOY

    When I speak lately my voice gets hoarse. My sister said acid reflux reduced her singing to about 5 notes, she had a beautiful voice and still plays the piano with arthritis bending her finger joints. I take a pill for acid reflux but it appears I may need to do more. Any advise would be appreciated... Read more

  • My best friend

    6/16/2020 11:51:41 AM, by SIOBHANKNITS

    I learned that last week, on June 8, was Best Friends Day. I met my best friend Judith at the YMCA we both went to in 2003. We met in a walking group that did an hour walk each Tuesday and Thursday morning before we went to work. As we got to know each other over the weeks and months, we found ... Read more

  • A beautiful sunny day

    6/16/2020 10:58:21 AM, by MOMMY445

    My daughter says hello to all. Both budgie birds are doing well and say cheep, cheep! After lunch, I will be going for a walk today. I'll do some yoga after supper today. Have a great day, everyone! Take care and stay safe!... Read more

  • My Long-Term Commitment to Good Health

    6/16/2020 5:33:01 AM, by JSTETSER

    I was diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes (T2D) and I take it seriously. This morning I followed my routine of taking my before breakfast blood sugar reading, and it was a very good number for me. 129. I have had pre-breakfast numbers in the 130'2 -160's for over a month. even though I follow a strict... Read more

  • Being accountable

    6/15/2020 5:57:34 PM, by PEABODY04

    A little over 3 weeks ago, my best friend, my mom and I started keeping each other accountable. We text our calorie totals for the day to each other at the end of the day. Not to guilt each other, but to encourage each other not to give up and to stay accountable to someone. It's working!!... Read more

  • A beautiful sunny day

    6/15/2020 9:56:41 AM, by MOMMY445

    I'm off for a walk in a while. I feel great. My daughter says hello to all. both budgie birds are doing well and say cheep, cheep! Have a great day, everyone! Take care and stay safe!... Read more

  • Don't Wait To Feel Motivated!

    6/15/2020 5:18:13 AM, by JSTETSER

    Feelings can be so fickle. Some days I'm motivated to exercise, and some days I'm not. Some days I don't want to do much of anything, quite frankly. I have a routine and I have goals that get me moving every morning. I'm 64, and I'm going to keep moving forward! I know what the alterna... Read more

  • A day of rest

    6/15/2020 1:06:21 AM, by MNABOY

    After yesterday I was slow moving and barely made it to church at 9 for rehearsal of the songs for the day. We serve breakfast from 9:45 to 10:30 so I was busy busing tables. The choir, praise team, stands the whole time until the preacher starts his sermon. After church I serve on the counting comm... Read more