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  • It's a Souper day!

    10/2/2015 8:17:28 AM, by WINE4GIRL

    Okay, so insanity strikes when I'm stuck in the house. I picked up, moved or tied down everything possible to past two days getting ready for our... Read more

  • Round 2 Day 1

    9/24/2015 7:46:44 AM, by NORTHWOODSMOM8

    Dearest Friends! I'm SO excited! I lost 7.6#'s during my first Whole30! I'm such a hard nut to crack for weight loss! I have Hashimoto's thyr... Read more

  • FIFO

    9/23/2015 6:03:24 PM, by WINE4GIRL

    Have you ever heard the term FIFO before? In the food service industry, we use FIFO as a standard. It means First In, First Out. Basically, when ... Read more

  • Tomorrow is Day 30 of Whole30 Challenge

    9/22/2015 8:46:03 PM, by NORTHWOODSMOM8

    So I was encouraged on the Whole30 challenge to write a little "After Action Report" or AAR. Question #1 What went well? Af... Read more

  • Day 25 Whole30

    9/18/2015 9:21:46 PM, by NORTHWOODSMOM8

    Day 25 and changing things up a bit!!  Tastes SO delicious!  Cooked my wild-caught salmon in coconut oil with rosemary, chives and p... Read more

  • Day 23 Whole 30

    9/16/2015 8:48:07 PM, by NORTHWOODSMOM8

    I was SO disgruntled and bored last night but the LORD gave me grace. And today I changed things up. I had the best chicken salad for lunch: ch... Read more

  • Ultimate Healthy Living

    9/12/2015 9:21:58 PM, by NORTHWOODSMOM8

    I have a dear friend who has an AMAZING blog and I found out about this bundle through her. If you're interested in essential oils, healthier li... Read more

  • Day 18 Whole30

    9/11/2015 11:00:32 AM, by NORTHWOODSMOM8

    I was able to fit into a skinnier pair of jeans today! ... Read more

  • Day 16 of Whole30

    9/9/2015 6:50:53 PM, by NORTHWOODSMOM8

    I can honestly, from the bottom of my heart, say that this fajitas salad was EVERYthing I love about Mexican without cheese, sour cream or grains... Read more

  • Procrastinating... has to stop!

    9/9/2015 12:43:06 PM, by WINE4GIRL

    Saw this article and it speaks well to some of the issues I have, starting with social media.
    s/featured/1... Read more

  • Day 14 Whole30

    9/7/2015 10:02:47 PM, by NORTHWOODSMOM8

    While my family had grilled brats, potato salad, baked beans and grilled corn on the cob, I enjoyed salad greens with grilled all natural [no sug... Read more

  • Day 11 of Whole 30

    9/4/2015 7:34:15 AM, by NORTHWOODSMOM8

    Day 11 for me. Horrible headache last night but good this morning. The program has you cut grains, dairy, sugar [even stevia and xylitol], ... Read more

  • September Plank Challenge

    9/1/2015 9:34:26 AM, by WINE4GIRL

    Friends of mine have been doing this and keep raving about it. Not sure I can do it, but what the heck! WHY NOT TRY??? The 30 Day Plank Chal... Read more

  • Interesting articles

    8/31/2015 9:32:21 AM, by WINE4GIRL

    I come across random articles at what seems to be just the right time. Here are two that I "found" this weekend. Calming your anxious mind... Read more

  • Day 6 of Whole30

    8/30/2015 10:46:11 AM, by NORTHWOODSMOM8

    Hi, today is day 6 of Whole30 and I'm loving how mentally alert I feel and how I'm able to stay focused on tasks which I haven't been able to do ... Read more

  • Wake up call; Day 4 of Whole 30

    8/28/2015 8:49:56 PM, by NORTHWOODSMOM8

    I don't even know if my dear Sparkfriends from FIVE years ago are still here, but if you are, hello and I MISS our interactions! Why is it S... Read more

  • Lost at sea

    8/18/2015 11:21:45 PM, by LADYIRISH317

    I lost my apartment on Sunday. Nobody was able to help me get the amount of money they demanded, so I left on Sunday so I wouldn't have an evicti... Read more

  • Greenhouse project

    8/8/2015 7:10:41 PM, by WINE4GIRL

    We did it! I say three hours, but that doesn't count the three hours from three other volunteers, plus four hours from the volunteer electrician,... Read more

  • More developments

    8/4/2015 5:38:12 PM, by LADYIRISH317

    Tomorrow my social worker is coming over, and she said her office is paying for some groceries for me. On Thursday I'm meeting with a case worker... Read more

  • Plodding along

    8/1/2015 7:41:45 PM, by LADYIRISH317

    Trying to keep moving when I feel totally inert. Today I got the pots and mixing bowls washed and the dishwasher emptied. Right now I'm trying to... Read more

  • Floating

    7/27/2015 7:49:34 PM, by LADYIRISH317

    Still floating, waiting for things to develop. Dealing with government offices takes a LOT of patience. Of the first two batches of bread I ... Read more

  • Not a fish tale!

    7/26/2015 9:38:25 PM, by WINE4GIRL

    The Man and I had a rare 2 days back to back of fishing. He has been working so much that it's rare for him to have 2 days off in a week, so when... Read more

  • Update

    7/19/2015 5:15:33 PM, by LADYIRISH317

    I know I've been MIA for a long time, but a lot is going on, and most of it is good. On Tuesday one of the women from the rental office came... Read more

  • Step outside the box

    7/15/2015 8:53:41 AM, by WINE4GIRL

    My sweetheart steps so far outside the box, he forgets what the box looks like! I am still recovering from carpal tunnel surgery and having trou... Read more

  • Hitting the bottom

    7/10/2015 10:34:29 PM, by LADYIRISH317

    My disability payments this month weren't nearly enough to cover this month's rent and I have no hope of coming up with it, so I'm almost certain... Read more

  • Good advice!

    7/9/2015 9:19:26 AM, by WINE4GIRL

    Great article... https://www.psychologyto
    ou-through-almost-anything Read more

  • Bleary Monday

    6/22/2015 12:18:27 PM, by LADYIRISH317

    Yesterday was a mess. Fathers' Day is always hard for me. I had a horrible relationship with my father, so it's always emotional. Also, yesterday... Read more

  • (Almost) back to life

    6/20/2015 4:40:05 PM, by LADYIRISH317

    It's been an extremely rough several days. I have to be brutally honest -- Thursday night I was so miserable I gave thought to just swallowing al... Read more

  • Scared stiff

    6/19/2015 12:28:52 AM, by LADYIRISH317

    Since I got home from the facility I'm scared to death. Yesterday I used the bathroom and couldn't get off the toilet. I had to shout for two hou... Read more

  • Scared stiff

    6/19/2015 12:28:52 AM, by LADYIRISH317

    Since I got home from the facility I'm scared to death. Yesterday I used the bathroom and couldn't get off the toilet. I had to shout for two hou... Read more

  • a new beginning

    6/18/2015 11:00:58 PM, by JENNGLENN527

    Today is the first 24 hour day of Ramadan . It is a time for introspection in order to better one's self. I am a goo... Read more

  • Have you missed me?

    6/11/2015 8:19:54 PM, by LADYIRISH317

    Day ten here. I'm getting the boot next Tuesday morning, so apparently they think I'm sane. Little do they know. I'm on three different meds... Read more

  • Million Pollinator Gardens

    6/8/2015 10:33:02 AM, by WINE4GIRL

    This is a cool new site I saw this morning. Upload your pollinator garden pics and join millions of other folks helping to increase our bee popul... Read more

  • Update and other stuff

    5/30/2015 3:31:15 PM, by LADYIRISH317

    I talked to the facility yesterday, and they say it will be one to two weeks. I thought it was cute that they made a special point of telling me ... Read more

  • Pirate ball

    5/30/2015 6:59:22 AM, by WINE4GIRL

    Just a quick photo! I wish the ones with SMITU had turned out, but I will always take more. Wearing a dress this heavy gives me new found respect... Read more

  • So you know

    5/29/2015 5:52:33 PM, by LADYIRISH317

    Letting everybody know that next week I'm going to be going into a residential treatment facility for about a week. Please don't panic when you d... Read more

  • Even more

    5/23/2015 6:40:23 PM, by LADYIRISH317

    I may or may not have next month's rent. That aside, I barely have $500 for food, gas, phone, cable and electric. And now my coffee maker has bro... Read more

  • The ongoing story

    5/21/2015 4:06:20 PM, by LADYIRISH317

    The leader of my therapy group said two things about me yesterday. I talked about how I feel weird making an elaborate crocheted lace project tha... Read more

  • back in stride again

    5/13/2015 11:20:22 PM, by JENNGLENN527

    I AM BACK !! I completed my circuit training, did 3 loads of laundry, packed my bags to come home, and prepared a scrumptious, healt... Read more

  • having the flu part two

    5/12/2015 9:43:21 PM, by JENNGLENN527

    Still feeling like crap . A total of 5 plank pushups was all I could manage. As I'm sitting here feeling disoriented, I feel like I... Read more

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