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  • That's exactly how I remember it! Wonder what would happen if we wrote to that address today?!?
  • 32 from NW FL here, this thread has brought up all kinds of memories. Any Nick kids remember Stick Stickly? I still have the dang address song memorized! I grew up in the FL Keys and we had these windows that were layered 3inch wide glass slats that we could slide out and in pretty easy so sneaking out was a regular…
  • They were playing some thing called butler ball, whatever that is. Some kids were cheating, others kept telling on them and after so many times the coaches got fed up from what my daughter said.
  • Check out the types of loans in your area. I didn't have to pay a down payment at all, the only thing we paid for was the inspection and the appraisal. We qualified for a rural housing loan that gave 100% financing at the same rates on the market at the time for "traditional" loans.
  • Since you plan to purchase the house you are renting right now you already know about the neighborhood and house quirks, which is a good thing. Be sure those are quirks you can live with. Even though you know the house, get an inspection. Be there when they are inspecting and ask questions along the way. THEY work for YOU,…
  • This is delicious, the other night I did half a head of cauliflower and a bunch of carrots I peeled and cut into similar sizes. It was great and low on calories for the volume of each serving :smile:
  • Lots of assumptions have been made since I last looked at this. I admit I haven't read everything but I wanted to defend a couple of the assumptions I did read. My daughter LOVES TO WORK OUT. She will regularly do body weight exercises in her room 3-5x/week. I have no problem with her working out and encourage her to do it…
  • You all make great points. I guess I was just going with my own personal experience with things I was made to do as a child as punishment and how much I despise/avoid doing said things now as an adult where I have a choice in the matter.
  • I guess I did not really explain my point of view well. They do sit ups, push ups, laps and other stuff all the time as well. I am not against WHAT they are doing but, rather, the way that it is being used as a punishment. It is clearly pointed out to them that because they were bad when playing the game they were playing…
  • I have had this issue on and off for as long as I remember. Even in HS when I was on the soccer team. One thing that I have found that has helped all but alleviate the pain is some stretches of my calves after a little warming up but before actually going on a walk/jog. This, along with proper rest and not doing too much…
  • I have a 30oz cup I carry with me everywhere. I drink at least 3-4 of that a day. I have been drinking this much water for as long as I can remember. I don't think there has been a time since I got pregnant my first child that I haven't regularly carried around a cup or water bottle of some kind at all times. I have worked…
  • I have a spiralizer, we sometimes use it but have found we like "penne" zoodles better. Take the zucchini and cut into 1/4s, cut out the seeds to keep it from having that mushy spot (or not, your choice, it is a texture thing for me) then cut on a bias to get the penne shape.
    in Zoodles? Comment by mkeonem October 2017
  • Glad I found this thread. Every part of my day is great, I weigh my foods and measure my beverages. If I was either snacking or drinking I would be in deficit every day but when the 2 are combined it blows my calories to maintenance and the scale doesn't move. Its always been a habit for hubby and I to have a snack and an…
  • My company just added health insurance (very small company that's grown exponentially in the last year) and one of the benefits is sponsoring activities for employees. Our boss is going to sponsor races and such to encourage health and fitness. Our first one is a 5k on Oct 28th.
  • My doctor is GREAT. His nurse comes in and chats with me and then he comes in, sits down and has a real conversation with me. He takes at least 20-40min with each and every one of his patients. His nurse knows me and my hubby (we both go there at my suggestion my hubby switch) without having to look at our chart to see who…
  • Fell off, tried to do too much too soon and hurt my back again. But today I got some yard work done. Took it easy and stopped when I felt tired. It was good getting back out there and working up a sweat!
  • Another vote for Nuun. We order it off amazon cause I haven't found anywhere that sells it off the shelf here where I live.
  • Went on a short bike ride yesterday afternoon and it was way too hot. Later on after the sun had pretty much set I went into my back yard an used the weed eater for about an hour, its been super rainy here lately so my yard looked like a jungle and was way too wet to use the mower. This evening I am planning on going and…
  • Doc cleared me to get back into my regular routine so last night I did some strength training: 5min warm up on stepper 3 x 8 Bench Press 25# band 1 x 10 Cross-over 20# band 3 x 10 Rows 20# band 1 x 15 Back Flyes 20# band 3 x 15 Squats 15# band 2 x 10 Curls 15# band 2 x 8 Skull-Crushers 25# band 2 x 10 Triceps Extensions…
  • Went walking 30-45min 3 days last week. While the distance isn't too far I am getting better. Waiting to get cleared for more activities this week
  • Took the week off due to back being hurt in a fender bender last weekend. Yesterday I went out and walked a few laps around the neighborhood, getting back into it slowly.
  • Yesterday I got a short evening walk in but cut it short when I started to be swarmed by yellow flies....didn't feel like being eaten up! Today I did another strength circuit with my resistance bands: 5min warm up on stepper 3 x 8 Bench Press 25# band 1 x 10 Cross-over 20# band 3 x 10 Rows 20# band 1 x 15 Back Flyes 20#…
  • This past weekend was quite successful in the realm of yard work. Saturday: Spent about an hour mowing the back yard and cutting down some large hedges and hauling them off. Sunday: 1.5hrs I mowed the front, edged the entire front and around the fence in the back with the weed eater and then we chopped down some more large…
  • Good morning, was busy this weekend working on the yard. Mowed and chopped down some large hedges on Saturday for about 1hr of work. Sunday mowed the other half of the yard, used the weed eater around the fence and front walk and then chopped and hauled off more small trees/large hedges.
  • Today I did 7min on my bowflex stepper to warm up, then I did this work out routine with various "weight" resistance bands: 3 x 8 Bench Press 1 x 10 Cross-over 3 x 10 Rows 1 x 15 Back Flyes 3 x 15 Squats 2 x 10 Curls 2 x 8 Skull-Crushers 2 x 10 Triceps Extensions 2 x 8 Shoulder Press 2 x 8 Lateral Raises 1 x 10 Up-right…
  • I have put down a towel under myself for some exercises that aren't super mobile. Other stuff I just keep a hand towel nearby and wipe my self off as needed so I don't soak the floor
  • Didn't get my bike ride in yesterday cause the weather did not cooperate so I took an early lunch today and got it in before more rain. 3mi in about 25min.
  • Saturday I participated in a 5K. Time was 2min less than the last one so I was super proud of that. And of being able to do a full sprint for the last couple hundred feet. Walked most of it, still fighting tight calf/shin muscles so taking it easy. Sunday didn't do any specific workout but had a bit of shopping to do so…
  • I have a Garmin Vivofit 3 with a chestband HRM that I wear when i work out. I do a variety of exercises including my bowflex max trainer (like a stepper), weights, walking/jogging, cycling, etc. The 2 main reasons I chose the Vivofit 3 was (1) the watch battery, if I had to take it off and charge it every so often i would…
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