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  • Saturday ... 2 spots of poison ivy on each arm.

    6/12/2021 1:32:03 PM, by ROX525

    Laundry, two hours weeding and 50 minute hot dog walk. I was hoping it was two mosquito bites but one arm touched the other and now have two spots on other inner arm. I put medicine on them and covered with Band-aide as I don't want them to spread. I am highly allergic to poison ivy so it can't s... Read more

  • Friday

    6/11/2021 9:05:52 AM, by ROX525

    Treadmill complete and the rest of my day is full. Have a lovely day.... Read more

  • Thursday

    6/10/2021 4:52:01 AM, by ROX525

    Not much sleep last night. Headed down to treadmill and then leaving around 8:45 to spend the day with my BFF. Have a lovely day.... Read more

  • Wednesday

    6/9/2021 10:17:29 AM, by ROX525

    Treadmill and Bible Study complete. Off to volunteer from noon to 4 at the hospital. Have a lovely day.... Read more

  • 195.7 Day 2 Biked to BZ/ SS workout/ biked back ........ AF

    6/8/2021 5:12:26 PM, by JOE14250

    Biked to BZ good workout. Used 5 # weights workout fine. a lot of quick step one two sheit. I was more than my feet and brain could handle well. It is good for my brain to be behind my feet. It gives me room to improve my performance. I had to laugh at myself, luckily this is a talent I have... Read more

  • Tuesday

    6/8/2021 4:58:20 PM, by ROX525

    Treadmill and volunteered at hospital from noon to 4 for exercise. There is a nice rain coming down watering my flowers now. Hope you enjoyed your day.... Read more

  • Who Moved My Cheese?

    6/8/2021 12:58:11 PM, by PRIMEOFMYLIFE

    Have you heard of this book, "Who Moved My Cheese" by Dr. Spencer Johnson? I came across it by accident and read it in a day; only 60 pages. I had experienced a blindside, and was suddenly going through a divorce. This book was timely. 150 Life is about change. Change is not always wanted, chos... Read more

  • Where is Chris Downey?

    6/7/2021 4:07:47 PM, by ROX525

    I have asked this a few times. Chris Downey used to send us encouraging words but that dropped off. You think Chris Downey would have given us the news of SparkPeople leaving August 17! Did he sell SparkPeople or did he become ill again?... Read more

  • 195.4 Day 1 Biked to Sheetz then Lincoln circle ....... AF

    6/6/2021 9:45:02 PM, by JOE14250

    Did a bike ride in the AM before 10AM so that it was not so hot. Did about 8 miles. Did 16 different exercises designed by my PT therapist. The B series for the second week of work. I also worked on Balance. I have been doing this balancing on one foot at a time for weeks. It is tedi... Read more

  • Sunday

    6/6/2021 2:31:06 PM, by ROX525

    Treadmill, church and 2 1/2 hrs. weeding and trimming outside. Supposed to rain for the next few days. Heard a good one at church today..."Better to be seen then viewed." Enjoy the rest of your day. ... Read more

  • 194.4 Hike to Pinnacle 9miles .......AF

    6/6/2021 6:45:52 AM, by JOE14250

    Did a blow out hike with BCHC very tough on the feet especially toes coming down. I need hiking boots for support. very tired upon return home. No alcohol - no cramps. Of course I drank plenty of water. Ate ravenously. Some how in my head all out expenditure of energy allows for all out... Read more

  • Saturday

    6/5/2021 8:53:53 AM, by ROX525

    Treadmill completed. Off to do yardwork. Have a lovely day.... Read more


    6/4/2021 3:21:16 PM, by OLAFIT2020

    I just opened a new account Ola155 to continue my journey and I made Spark Motivator on this account. Praise God and thank you voters. NEW ACCOUNT I had started trying to gain weight back, so I decided to start fresh, while I was only 22 pounds over my maintenance weight, and get it under... Read more

  • Friday

    6/4/2021 9:24:32 AM, by ROX525

    Treadmill complete and I have my granddaughter for at least half the day. Not sure if we will be traveling for our usual Friday visit to see two of our grandchildren this afternoon. Have a lovely Friday.... Read more

  • Common Diet Questions Answered

    6/4/2021 6:32:44 AM, by OLDEROWL

    How are your nutrition changes doing these days? Maybe you've been listening to some myths about what and when to eat. This article might help un-confuse you. 8 Things You Always Wanted to Know about Dieting Common Diet Questions Answered ~By Megan Patrick, Staff Writer~ 40 Your b... Read more

  • Thursday

    6/3/2021 10:39:29 AM, by ROX525

    Treadmill and Bible Study this morning. I am not even dressed yet! It is a rainy day again. I am babysitting until 4 p.m. Have a lovely day.... Read more

  • 194.7 Jogged a mile 14:50ish old dude style .......AF

    6/3/2021 8:31:08 AM, by JOE14250

    Went to SS exercise class in the AM. I aim to do this weekly on Wed. I like the instructor, she is upbeat and has new exercises with the same old stuff, ball, tube, and DB. Variety is the spice of exercise for sure. Later in the PM did the mile track a block away from my house in prep fo... Read more

  • Wednesday

    6/2/2021 7:11:47 PM, by ROX525

    Treadmill and volunteered at hospital from noon to 4 and then at Feed the Hungry from 4:15 to 6:30. I am whipped...but on the other hand, I have just over 30,000 steps today. Going to crawl into bed shortly and watch tv. Hope you enjoyed your day. Bonus...Mother Nature watered for me today!... Read more

  • 194.7 Walked with Vaughn but missed PT component 4 beers

    6/2/2021 5:05:05 PM, by JOE14250

    Drove to Philly time for my wife to get her injections for Macular Degeneration. Too tired after the drive to do any PT upon return.... Read more

  • Before and After ...

    6/2/2021 2:08:47 PM, by PRIMEOFMYLIFE

    Why on earth would I post a picture of me “before” weight loss? I didn’t feel attractive, I felt bloated, and looked it!, my clothes were XL, and I hated seeing the real “me” in pictures. Denial! 39 The reality is that no matter what my size, I am not invisible, to myself or others. Just be... Read more

  • Tuesday

    6/1/2021 9:07:43 AM, by ROX525

    Treadmill complete. Going to volunteer at hospital from noon to 4. Hopefully a nice dog walk after I get home. Happy June 1!... Read more

  • Great Ride and power walk in this morning

    5/31/2021 3:22:50 PM, by KEEPITUP4LIFE

    I was determined to get out and cycle today and I did. I was gone for 2 hours and went 17.55 miles (28 kilometers) After I got home I changed clothes and wanted to stay active so I went for a 2.25 mile power walk. My day isn't over and I expect to get back out on my bicycle after dinner. I didn... Read more

  • Monday

    5/31/2021 11:55:15 AM, by ROX525

    Lovely Memorial Day parade honoring our fallen heroes at 10:30 a.m. Have my 3 children and grandchildren over for a cookout. Plan is to do some yardwork shortly and perhaps a nice walk in the park. Have a lovely day.... Read more

  • 194.7 Day 2 hiked with Mary to Grill pool ......... 2 beers

    5/31/2021 11:33:07 AM, by JOE14250

    did morning PT good work out watching Sunday shows. walked at 5 PM to Ken Grill from Brentwood parking lot. cold drizzly day. Missed goal weight for the first time in 2021 . 194.7 was a miss of 192 goal. some new PBs New plan for PT Deb McKim counseled rest days each w... Read more

  • Sunday

    5/30/2021 4:58:48 PM, by ROX525

    Treadmill, church, picked up more twigs/leaves in yard from heavy wind yesterday and went on a 30 minute dog walk with 3 dogs & my 5 year old granddaughter. Feel like I have a bit of a cold. This weather is nuts in Ohio. DH is fixing dinner now. Thank goodness. Felt like turning my heat on this... Read more

  • Perfection the Hawaiian way HO'OPONOPONO

    5/29/2021 4:48:29 PM, by OLDEROWL

    “Ho’o” is Hawaiian for ‘to cause’ and “ponopono” is Hawaiian for ‘perfection’. According to the ancient Hawaiians, all error arises from thoughts that are tainted by painful memories from the past which causes imbalance and disease. To correct this, one needs to return to the state of wellbeing b... Read more

  • Saturday

    5/29/2021 1:49:18 PM, by ROX525

    Treadmill, driveway Zumba and picked up twigs from the heavy wind. Have my 5 year old granddaughter until Sunday. Have a lovely day.... Read more

  • 195.9 day 0 blew off exercise and will begin again ...... AF day 5

    5/29/2021 11:48:53 AM, by JOE14250

    Did do some biking but rain began, so quit. should have and could have continued on a stat bike. I need to make a suggestion list like a Chinese menu. Cardio from Column a and PT from Column B. It would be easy. Opportunity missed, but plan made. Alcohol free still working. ... Read more

  • Friday

    5/28/2021 6:27:35 PM, by ROX525

    Treadmill today and got a big order from Costco. Two sons are here now and one grandson. Hope you had a lovely day and have a great weekend.... Read more

  • 194.6 Day 4 Led group ride to Mill Grove area. 18ish miles.... AF 4 days

    5/28/2021 5:44:08 AM, by JOE14250

    The bike group has rotating leadership. I usually don't like to lead since that means having a fixed spot in the ride. I do like introducing people to new places that they haven't ridden. I would much rather drift up and down the column of the group and have side conversations with whomever is r... Read more

  • 194.5 Day 3 indoor gym workout at BZ SSclass ...... AF

    5/27/2021 6:36:33 PM, by JOE14250

    Did a workout at BZ in a Silver Sneakers gym program. Good work out and benefited from it. My PT paid off kept pace easily with the older folks. In addition did enough steps to complete 10k+ steps. ... Read more

  • Honoring the best in others

    5/27/2021 4:17:15 PM, by OLDEROWL

    I will do my best to honor others and make America better by: 1, Having clarity in what I want and acting accordingly: I did some soul searching and I want to encourage people to put aside their differences and live in harmony with their family, neighbors and fellow citizens as best as possible. ... Read more

  • Thursday

    5/27/2021 2:43:12 PM, by ROX525

    Treadmill and babysitting. We went on a nice dog walk to the playground. Hope you are having a nice day.... Read more

  • Weight loss is for the Birds?

    5/27/2021 12:11:08 PM, by OLDEROWL

    Gaining weight is oh too easy, sometime trying to lose those extra pounds can be frustrating. Thought this article covered some basic helpful tips even if you have been at this a while (but remember, trial, error, and correction will lead to success). 6 Weight Loss Mistakes to Avoid Sma... Read more

  • Wednesday

    5/26/2021 9:34:59 AM, by ROX525

    Treadmill and vacuuming complete. Bible Study at 10 a.m. and volunteering from noon to 4. Have a lovely day.... Read more

  • 196 Day 2 Hiked skyline drive with VS ......... 2 days AF

    5/26/2021 8:14:14 AM, by JOE14250

    I had lunch with several buddies and skipped the beer. It felt good to not have the usual. New patterns are good. We walked skyline Vaughn who has trouble with heights was good with it. He still defers to me in selecting walks. Strange in that he was my boss earlier in our work life. ... Read more

  • Summer days have been full

    5/25/2021 11:32:25 PM, by KEEPITUP4LIFE

    Today is no exception for the past few weeks. It was another busy day shopping for supplies, then working in the garden putting down mulch to keep the garden moist and weed free (hopefully) In spite of only getting a 1.5 mile of power walking in after dinner today due to the high humidity, I st... Read more

  • 196.0 Day 1 Walked hill from Front to 3rd ......AF

    5/25/2021 4:26:00 PM, by JOE14250

    Got an alcohol free day in, and hiked 12,249 steps including up a pretty steep hill. It was much easier than prior sessions. Last PT session for a month. Liked the Phd who did my sessions. She was very good and listened to my needs well. My shoulder is much improved. I wonder if the war... Read more

  • Tuesday

    5/25/2021 10:19:06 AM, by ROX525

    Treadmill, dog walk & watered flowers so far. Off to volunteer at the hospital from noon to 4. Just turned on the air for first time this year. It is 79 in the house currently.... Read more

  • A great day for a bike ride

    5/24/2021 11:18:59 PM, by KEEPITUP4LIFE

    I got up early and headed out for a ride to an adjoining town. The ride was lovely going along our canal that spans from Lake Ontario to Lake Erie. In all it was 15.5 miles and thoroughly enjoyable. I also got out after dinner for a 1.6 mile power walk. I spent the rest of the evening watchin... Read more

  • xxxx 14381 steps NEAT ....... ooops 1 lager and 2 stoudts

    5/24/2021 3:17:51 PM, by JOE14250

    Hot, tired, and frustrated. My son couldn't get his chain saw started, after getting preparation for a safe tree removal most of the afternoon. Made it 141 days. Will start again today! New goal no beer till Father's Day! I'll drink to that!... Read more

  • 197.6 hiked Leaser Lake with BCHC AF

    5/24/2021 3:13:38 PM, by JOE14250

    Hiked with Berks county Hiking Club around Leaser. My role model showed up she is 93, she kept up and was perky the whole time.... Read more

  • Monday

    5/24/2021 9:57:56 AM, by ROX525

    Treadmill complete. Bible Study in one hour. Yesterdays activities .... Ohio State Cup U12 Champions! My 11 year old granddaughter Addy is bottom row, 3rd from the left. And below is Addy, my DH & me. ... Read more

  • Sunday

    5/23/2021 10:54:25 AM, by ROX525

    Treadmill complete. Off to Columbus to see my granddaughter plan her championship soccer game. Have a lovely day.... Read more

  • Saturday

    5/22/2021 5:40:02 PM, by ROX525

    Treadmill, laundry and babysat today. Took kids to the park. Made a big batch of chicken/shrimp/sausage creole gumbo soup for dinner. It is a beautiful day. Hope you enjoyed yours.... Read more

  • On Forgiveness

    5/22/2021 9:40:15 AM, by OLDEROWL

    Empathy -> Forgiveness Putting ourselves in the shoes of the other person and not taking things the other person did personally when someone else says or does something is the key to forgiveness. Remember what a person says or does is usually not about you. Often you are just in the wrong pla... Read more

  • 195.2 Day 0 again Rest and rehab total day off AF

    5/22/2021 8:37:28 AM, by JOE14250

    Went to lunch with my sister and was AF, while she drank a Guiness. It was easy! Her doc told her to lose 30 pounds she lost 6. I should have reinforced it more!!! I should have eaten differently to be a role model. I ate something I would never make for myself. Next time!... Read more

  • Friday

    5/21/2021 8:05:54 AM, by ROX525

    Treadmill and Bible Study this morning. Watering and a dog walk soon. Going to visit my two grandchildren this afternoon. Have a lovely day.... Read more

  • Thursday

    5/20/2021 10:27:46 AM, by ROX525

    Treadmill, Bible Study, dog walk and watered my flowers so far this morning. Off to weed for just one hour before I pick my granddaughter up from pre-school at 12:30. Have a lovely day.... Read more

  • 195.6 Rest and rehab kicking back ..... still AF

    5/20/2021 9:09:47 AM, by JOE14250

    I have been thinking, maybe the minor injury is not such a bad thing. If it makes you aware of your fragility and is a distinct reminder to listen more carefully and remember your experience then perhaps it is the underlining of a point to help me remember it. I will adapt and structure new ... Read more

  • 197.1 Injury from stupidity again! still no booze 147 days

    5/19/2021 10:50:00 AM, by JOE14250

    Went riding for the second time in recent years with my buddy. Did OK no problem. We rode and did a walk also. got a tick off my leg. Injury: stopped at a gym first time in a year and picked up a jump rope I have been jumping recently and doing ok. I enjoy the intensity and challenge... Read more

  • Wednesday

    5/19/2021 9:18:45 AM, by ROX525

    Treadmill and bank statement complete. Bible Study and then going to lunch and to get a pedicure with my daughter as she took the day off to take me out for belated Mother's Day. Have a wonderful day.... Read more

  • Another busy day

    5/18/2021 11:30:58 PM, by KEEPITUP4LIFE

    My day began with a 2 mile walk with the pooch. I had gotten up early (6:30) and figured it was a good time to go out where there are not too many people at the time. I had breakfast then took my daughter to get her first COVID shot. Went to get flowers for planting and a bush which I worke... Read more

  • 196.5 Day 5 Biked to Vote and to PT .... AF

    5/18/2021 7:44:20 PM, by JOE14250

    voted and did PT biked to both. Sunday did PT watching political shows / Biked my WaWa route to Lincoln Circle and back. Still no booze.... Read more

  • Tuesday

    5/18/2021 5:18:54 PM, by ROX525

    Two sessions IFIT on treadmill, some laundry and minor stuff. Volunteered at hospital from noon to 4. Hope you are having a lovely day.... Read more

  • Backbreaking Monday

    5/17/2021 3:36:28 PM, by ROX525

    Two sessions of virtual IFIT treadmill doing a walk/jog thru Vietnam. Just spent four!!!! hours outside planting flowers, etc. I can feel my back! Now to cook a quick dinner. Hope you had a beautiful day.... Read more

  • Its been a while

    5/16/2021 9:54:18 PM, by KEEPITUP4LIFE

    It has been almost a month since my last post but I have been away from Spark People for a little bit except to login and view a few posts. We had to put our little dog down as his cancer took it's final toll on him. The same day Tobi passed so did a family member who was a mere 39 years old. A... Read more

  • Sunday

    5/16/2021 8:25:43 PM, by ROX525

    I did two IFIT sessions before attending in-person church this morning. I just finished workout no. 15 of 30 with a virtual trainer in Vietnam. What a beautiful place! Had to do a couple hours of paperwork with my DH when I got home from church. Did a couple things outside and we ran up and got ... Read more

  • 196.8 day 4 Substantial walk with group 18K+steps ..... AF

    5/16/2021 8:50:02 AM, by JOE14250

    Walked with a group of oldsters, all came out it was a beautiful day, flat route and easily accessible. 27 people showed up. Did some stretches with bands, but not my full PT workout. Tried to go for a bike ride with my little brother, but he got his finger caught in my car door. We did ... Read more

  • Saturday

    5/15/2021 7:33:58 PM, by ROX525

    Treadmill, dog walk, bought rest of my flowers to plant, babysat from 11 to 8:30 pm, took kids to park for a picnic, stopped for ice cream, washed 4 loads of clothes and colored my hair. Hope you had a lovely day.... Read more

  • 197.5 Day 1 biked 22 miles with group ........ AF

    5/14/2021 9:48:48 AM, by JOE14250

    did PT minimally but completed the set for a full day of exercise... Read more

  • Friday

    5/14/2021 9:09:14 AM, by ROX525

    Treadmill complete. Going to travel and visit our two grandchildren today. Have a lovely day.... Read more