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  • Road Trip Around New Caledonia - Day 1

    5/30/2015 8:07:26 AM, by PHEBESS

    We didn't get very far on our first day, but we have 10 days to cover an area roughly as big as Connecticut. As some areas don't have roads. So... Read more

  • Jokes of the week

    5/30/2015 2:28:32 AM, by GOANNA2

    An artist asked the gallery owner if there had been any interest in her paintings that were on display. "Well, I have good news and bad ne... Read more


    5/30/2015 1:30:05 AM, by HYE101

    Never get so busy making a living that you forget to make a life . ~ Anonymous... Read more

  • Saturday

    5/29/2015 10:27:19 PM, by JTREMBATH

    Got all my washing done just hoping it does not rain at the moment the sun is shining and there is a nice breeze so here's hoping it gets dry, we... Read more


    5/29/2015 12:02:40 PM, by HYE101

    Be smart enough to hold on, be brave enough to let go. ~ Anonymous -... Read more

  • Polynesian Dancing!

    5/29/2015 7:49:09 AM, by PHEBESS

    Polynesian dancing is great exercise - men jumping and leaping, women twirling their hips faster than a speeding bullet - and curvaceous is a nec... Read more

  • Yah! Friday+

    5/28/2015 2:43:07 PM, by JTREMBATH

    I think these early morning walks are causing me to get a cold or the flu I hope not but feel a bit miserable this morning.... Read more

  • Light Bench

    5/28/2015 8:54:46 AM, by TRUSYLVER

    Thursday - Light Bench Day Barbell Bench Press 20 @ 20 kg 8 X 3 @ 40 kg Close-Grip Barbell Bench Press 6 @ 70 kg 6 @ 72.5 kg... Read more

  • Watching Wind Surfing!

    5/28/2015 8:21:37 AM, by PHEBESS

    Still having a great time in New Caledonia! When the weather gets windy, the wind surfers come out in full force - it was incredible to watch th... Read more

  • My holiday in Tasmania

    5/28/2015 8:21:17 AM, by GEORGIAK25

    So for my friends who have not seen the photos I posted on Facebook here are some of the highlights of a wonderful holiday. Read more

  • my goal is to weigh 73 kilo/160.9 lbs/11.5 stone in 33 weeks time

    5/28/2015 3:27:07 AM, by MNO201

    i am going to weigh myself on Tuesday 2/6/15 and see what i weigh and then give myself 33 weeks to see what i can lose in that time so from the 2... Read more


    5/28/2015 1:55:16 AM, by HYE101

    In the end , we only regret the chances we didn't take . Anonymous... Read more

  • Forgetting to breathe

    5/27/2015 11:50:32 PM, by LIBERTY_JOY

    One of the things I notice when I exercise is that often I end up holding my breath at various times and forgetting to breathe. Thankfully when I... Read more

  • Just joking!

    5/27/2015 11:21:22 PM, by GOANNA2

    Bill and John are sitting in a boat fishing and drinking beer when suddenly Bill says, "Think I am going to divorce the wife as she hasn't... Read more

  • Nearly end of May

    5/27/2015 10:29:52 PM, by YULSUNNY

    Hi Sparklers, Today is definitely a down day for me. Dealing with a lot of internal insecurities and just getting out of bed this morning wa... Read more


    5/27/2015 2:32:56 PM, by JTREMBATH

    Have to catch the shuttle this morning to go to the other hospital, my son had a colonoscopy on Tuesday and started bleeding that night so I cont... Read more

  • Chuckles

    5/27/2015 7:17:48 AM, by GOANNA2

    Police in Los Angeles had a stroke of good luck with a robbery suspect who couldn't control himself during a line up. Detectives asked eac... Read more


    5/27/2015 1:09:15 AM, by HYE101

    Givers have to set limits because takers rarely do . ~ Henry Ford... Read more

  • Wednesday

    5/26/2015 2:42:41 PM, by JTREMBATH

    Very cold this morning when I went for my walk I even had to put a jacket on, but by the time I got home I was warm. Now at work to face a long d... Read more

  • Tuesday Training

    5/26/2015 8:39:28 AM, by TRUSYLVER

    Tuesday Afternoon 30 minutes Stationary Bike, 16.6 km, 460 cal, avg 145 HR Tuesday Evening Barbell Squat 20 @ 20 kg Warmup (4... Read more


    5/26/2015 2:03:06 AM, by HYE101

    If it wasn't hard everyone would do it. It's the hard that makes it great . Tom Hanks... Read more

  • Scary - calories in drinks

    5/26/2015 1:24:05 AM, by LIBERTY_JOY

    I had a meeting with someone this morning and they were running late. One reason for the lateness is they had stopped by McDonalds to pick up the... Read more

  • Tuesday

    5/25/2015 2:37:06 PM, by JTREMBATH

    Well it is back to work today after a great day yesterday, but this morning hubby's blood sugar levels have shot up not bad but to high for him a... Read more

  • Tuesday

    5/25/2015 2:37:06 PM, by JTREMBATH

    Well it is back to work today after a great day yesterday, but this morning hubby's blood sugar levels have shot up not bad but to high for him a... Read more

  • Tuesday

    5/25/2015 2:37:01 PM, by JTREMBATH

    Well it is back to work today after a great day yesterday, but this morning hubby's blood sugar levels have shot up not bad but to high for him a... Read more


    5/25/2015 7:52:56 AM, by GOANNA2

    >> Paraprosdokians(Winston Churchill loved them) are figures of speech in which the latter part of a sentence or phrase is surprising or unexp... Read more

  • Gili Islands

    5/25/2015 1:25:24 AM, by APED7969

    In less than 4 weeks I'm off to the Gili Islands. I was hoping to lose some weight before the trip. I have lost a few kilos but it appears I have... Read more

  • Monday

    5/25/2015 1:08:49 AM, by JTREMBATH

    I have had a busy day today it is my day off very windy and wet but managed to get my walk in then my Daughter came and took me out to morning te... Read more


    5/25/2015 1:01:48 AM, by HYE101

    Being honest may not get you a lot of friends but it’ll always get you the right ones . ~ Anonymous... Read more

  • Stop Eating CRAP...

    5/25/2015 12:09:14 AM, by TREKPURRSON

    As I am approaching my WW 1st Year Anniversary, I r... Read more

  • Allowing myself to be a beginner

    5/24/2015 11:39:01 PM, by LIBERTY_JOY

    I'm six weeks into my seven week challenge ... and yesterday I was struck by the idea of allowing myself to a beginner. At this point, that might... Read more

  • My epiphany.

    5/24/2015 9:41:38 PM, by MONTROSE28

    Since I first joined Spark People, quite a few years ago, there has been one major hurdle I've struggled to get over. Water! I've always disliked... Read more

  • A Reason.

    5/24/2015 9:13:02 AM, by GOANNA2

    Subject: A Reason Old age is coming at a really bad time! I don't trip over things, I do random gravity checks! I don't need... Read more

  • Sunday - Ego Dilemma

    5/24/2015 8:40:00 AM, by TRUSYLVER

    Busy day for massage at work today. Noticed a new poster at the gym tonight, tossing up whether to stroke my ego or let it pass, as the gym... Read more

  • The art and culture of traditional New Caledonia

    5/24/2015 1:42:53 AM, by PHEBESS

    After finally getting some cash from an ATM, I went to the museum - amazing exhibits, had a great time! (Got in plenty of walking as well!) ... Read more

  • Sunday

    5/24/2015 12:19:30 AM, by JTREMBATH



    5/23/2015 11:14:52 PM, by HYE101

    God has a blessing with your name on it . ~ Anonymous... Read more

  • Reached my step goal 8 days early :-)

    5/23/2015 7:36:14 AM, by LIBERTY_JOY

    At the start of my personal 7 week challenge I came up with a step challenge of reaching 350,000 steps before winter ... today I reached that (an... Read more

  • great weekend

    5/23/2015 3:25:43 AM, by SUNSHINE582

    I hope everyone has a great weekend and put some time in for themselves. ... Read more


    5/23/2015 1:15:42 AM, by HYE101

    Be smart enough to hold on , be brave enough to let go . ~ Anonymous... Read more

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