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  • Spark Coach Challenge

    12/12/2017 9:59:08 AM, by JULMATT

    Today's Coach Challenge was to come up with a motivational statement that encourages/inspires you. Took me a few minutes to come up with one, but... Read more

  • Starting Goal Streak Again

    12/10/2017 8:07:08 AM, by JULMATT

    Last week the pain in my knees and thighs got me down a couple of days, so I broke my exercise streak. Not upset over it any longer. Simply was w... Read more

  • That's Life!

    12/8/2017 8:46:16 AM, by GOLFGMA

    Needed this to start my day! Making a choice to ... Read more

  • Fun Visit

    12/7/2017 11:32:47 AM, by GOLFGMA

    A mini-vacation near Christmas each year has been one of my favorite traditions for several years now. One of my dear friends moved from South C... Read more

  • Seven Day Streak

    12/3/2017 6:53:34 AM, by JULMATT

    Been 7 day of 10 minutes, or more, of exercise. Food intake is still off, but it is hard to focus on the eating aspect when the pain ove... Read more

  • Attitude

    11/30/2017 8:32:00 PM, by GOLFGMA

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  • Last day of the month

    11/30/2017 7:56:51 AM, by JULMATT

    Today was result day on the Winston Salem Sparkers Team Challenge for November. It was similar to the Biggest Loser, but it gave me a clari... Read more

  • Keep Sparking

    11/29/2017 4:50:01 PM, by GOLFGMA

    Let nothing keep us from reaching our goals! WE ... Read more

  • Tip For Golf

    11/28/2017 5:40:38 PM, by GOLFGMA

    This tip is for ladies interested in improving the ... Read more

  • Three Day Streak

    11/28/2017 8:18:13 AM, by JULMATT

    Made it three days with exercising. Two of those days was 10 minutes, one was 8. Small time period, but it counts and it all works in my fa... Read more

  • Stay

    11/27/2017 8:57:46 PM, by GOLFGMA

    Sometimes we get discouraged because we aren't l... Read more

  • Thinking Ahead

    11/26/2017 7:22:04 PM, by CFODEL

    As I am on my last evening of a week off from work, and with the month changing next week, I have had some time for reflection. I don't feel my ... Read more

  • Offline

    11/26/2017 6:11:21 AM, by JULMATT

    You know the pesky message you get when your internet goes down, (or it is trying to be a pain in the ass)? Offline. It is like it blinks o... Read more

  • People

    11/25/2017 1:36:49 PM, by GOLFGMA

    It doesn't cost a dime to encourage others here on ... Read more

  • Thanksiving

    11/23/2017 12:35:45 PM, by GOLFGMA

    I think Ralph Waldo Emerson knew how to be thankful... Read more

  • Five

    11/22/2017 5:19:15 PM, by GOLFGMA

    Five tips for the Holidays: 1.Don't try to lose weight just try to maintain. Read more

  • Grateful

    11/21/2017 7:44:53 PM, by GOLFGMA

    With Thanksgiving approaching it seems like a good... Read more

  • Food Wins

    11/21/2017 9:18:12 AM, by JULMATT

    Not even Thanksgiving and I am already indulging more than is wise. I not making excuses. Might as well not. Simple fact is, I caved into the ... Read more


    11/19/2017 6:27:33 PM, by GOLFGMA

    Any kind of exercise that keeps us moving is good ... Read more


    11/18/2017 8:18:51 PM, by GOLFGMA

    Exactly what I want to happen and I am "Teddy Bear"... Read more

  • Consistent With Purpose

    11/16/2017 3:39:21 PM, by GOLFGMA

    I think #4 is talking about us here on Spark People... Read more

  • Happy Jig

    11/16/2017 10:11:05 AM, by JULMATT

    Two months ago I bought me this pair of jeans from the Goodwill and was ticked off because I was back into the size I was wearing in June 2015... Read more

  • I want To Be A Carrier

    11/14/2017 9:53:22 PM, by GOLFGMA

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  • The Best Way

    11/13/2017 7:09:03 PM, by GOLFGMA

    I believe we have to have confidence in ourselves to achieve success with our journey on Spark People. If we want it we have to believe we can d... Read more

  • My baby is 17/Procedure follow up

    11/13/2017 7:57:55 AM, by CFODEL

    We are celebrating today -- my youngest is 17! Where has the time gone? I remember that day clear as a bell! I am surprising him later this af... Read more

  • Surprise Fluid Gone Weight Down

    11/12/2017 10:16:34 AM, by JULMATT

    I knew fluid plays with your weight and I allow for that when I am weighing each week. I also log the numbers the scales give me, but I also t... Read more

  • Waste Time

    11/9/2017 11:02:03 PM, by GOLFGMA

    I am guilty of wasting time. Spark Coach asked tha... Read more

  • Prep Day

    11/9/2017 12:21:11 PM, by CFODEL

    As of 8am, I am on a clear liquid diet until after my procedure tomorrow. No red anything, no dairy. Jello & broth are fine, juice is fine as l... Read more

  • Water Aerobic Check Mark

    11/9/2017 8:40:01 AM, by JULMATT

    Mae it to the pool for water aerobic. I thought it would be in the shallow water, that’s what I read on the description, or I thought. Turned ... Read more

  • Positive Mind

    11/8/2017 9:54:25 PM, by GOLFGMA

    We just need body and mind working together all the... Read more

  • Great Day

    11/7/2017 1:15:49 PM, by GOLFGMA

    Simple! I can do it! You can too!... Read more

  • A Rainy Tuesday?

    11/7/2017 9:27:58 AM, by CFODEL

    Fall is definitely here in NC. My street is an explosion of yellows & oranges, and with the drizzle it's kind of a damp, grey day. My endos... Read more

  • Workout Smile

    11/6/2017 7:04:47 AM, by JULMATT

    I had planned last night to hit the gym about 6 this morning. I was woke up at 4:45 by the power going out. First thought that popped into min... Read more

  • Sleeping

    11/5/2017 2:21:02 PM, by GOLFGMA

    Plus we had an extra hour last night so if you used... Read more

  • Sparks People Coach Challenge.

    11/5/2017 7:27:17 AM, by JULMATT

    Today we were do something that challenges us For me that is to let the Truth Slaps Me Upside the Head I sure managed to do it. Was not e... Read more

  • What Will It Be?

    11/4/2017 1:09:35 PM, by GOLFGMA

    Sometimes when things don't seem so good we fret an... Read more

  • Hard Work

    11/4/2017 10:38:23 AM, by JULMATT

    Eating right is hard work. Exercising when with arthritis is more challenging. You are told to one thing not to do by one doctor and the PT te... Read more

  • Spark Coach Challenge

    11/4/2017 10:37:59 AM, by JULMATT

    Task: Today I want you to think about where you started and where you are now. More specifically, I want you to ask yourself, "What can I do n... Read more

  • Inspire

    11/2/2017 10:37:55 PM, by GOLFGMA

    Wouldn't it be great to know you inspired someon... Read more

  • Tough Month Ahead

    11/1/2017 7:59:52 AM, by JULMATT

    This month is tough for many, but it is an extra busy time of the year for me as a writer. This month is NaNoWrMo. It’s where I challenge myse... Read more

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