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  • Spark Activity Tracker is Cool!

    10/17/2014 7:41:40 PM, by KIMMYWIZZIE1

    Got my Spark Activity tracker in the mail today. Did an extra 20 minutes on the bike to see if its working properly. It is! What a cool little ga... Read more

  • Let's give a hand for....

    10/17/2014 5:37:07 PM, by DEDICATED2HIM

    after two of the worst days in recent history, I looked at my hand that was throbbing....I'd rubbed some pain cream on it and then LOOK AT THIS!!... Read more

  • 9.9lbs Gone In 3 Weeks!

    10/16/2014 1:08:54 PM, by JENDAN36

    The first time I started Sparkpeople was in 2009, I have started so many accounts and deleted them because I kept giving up. I would give it abou... Read more

  • Hopefully recovery is over

    10/16/2014 8:52:46 AM, by JANNY316

    I have had two surgeries in the last month, and the kidney stone is now gone, but I am scared to death about getting another one. I am drinking ... Read more

  • Self Pity?

    10/14/2014 5:56:16 PM, by DEDICATED2HIM

    The following is a paragraph from John MacArthur's study Bible. I found it to be captivating and pertinent to the questions I'm asking today. ... Read more

  • A Word from my "Other" blog

    10/14/2014 4:17:32 PM, by DEDICATED2HIM

    As I have mentioned in the past Sparkpeople.com has been a big part of my life in my attempts to lose weight and regain strength. IN the past se... Read more

  • Major Decision Made

    10/13/2014 10:26:57 PM, by SBECKER526

    Bob got the doctor's verdict on his tests. He has both thyroid and lung cancer. This week he has an MRI on his pancreas. We will know about pa... Read more

  • Water Aerboics...

    10/13/2014 6:02:04 PM, by ECHOJULIET

    made it back to Water Aerobics. Woooo! Won't take time off again. I am so achy. That was expected. Talked to the doctor last week about why I was... Read more

  • Happy Harvest Day!

    10/12/2014 9:49:36 PM, by _LINDA

    Wishing all Canadian Sparkies a Happy Thanksgiving, and a Happy Harvest to UK and US! The one thing I really love about this time of the... Read more

  • Friends With the Scale

    10/12/2014 1:24:56 PM, by ROCKPORT9

    I am currently on Day 42 of Linda Spangle's book "100 Days of Weight Loss". It is not a diet book but a book of daily messages that can give you... Read more

  • Day 41 of 100 days of weight loss

    10/11/2014 9:51:43 PM, by ROCKPORT9

    The message for Day 41 is "Motivation is a choice!" Motivation is the push that helps us get things done. We all have times when we are at a... Read more

  • Trying the Fast Diet

    10/11/2014 6:12:06 PM, by JKANT88

    A lot has happened since my last blog. My husband and I bought a house over the summer and I started a new job at a different high school. I ha... Read more

  • Updates

    10/11/2014 1:44:33 PM, by XENA1956

    Ok for those of you who are not on my face-book page my biopsy came back normal. My ENT found that the node was larger than he an anticipated clo... Read more

  • Would You Like An App With That?

    10/10/2014 12:06:17 PM, by _LINDA

    It seems to be the new age that people are married to their phones so that more mundane old fashioned ideas like sitting down at a computer or on... Read more

  • No place to hide...

    10/9/2014 11:40:05 PM, by LOLLYLOOP

    Today at CVS, as I was waiting on a refill of my RA meds...I ran into a Dr that I used to work for, 15 years ago. Literally, he hadn't changed a... Read more

  • Small pleasures

    10/9/2014 9:58:26 PM, by SBECKER526

    Snaggles, our cat, loves time with me. He delights in play and loves a plain ribbon. He runs and chases. He seems happy. He breaks up a tough... Read more

  • RA and Fatigue

    10/9/2014 2:09:48 AM, by LOLLYLOOP

    Today, it was so hard to be motivated to do ....anything. I have found that the fatigue from RA is as bad as the pain and deformities, just in ... Read more

  • Knee at two - three weeks

    10/9/2014 12:46:51 AM, by MUSIC66

    My knee is going well it has such a big cut from the Your flower is the tulip pls copy and paste text below. The intention is to fill up Fac... Read more

  • Franken-Arm and Last Trail Photos

    10/8/2014 11:33:39 PM, by _LINDA

    Imagine my surprise when the young resident cut my cast off and I was told it stays off! I got X-Rays and saw what my arm looked like for the fi... Read more

  • Day 36 of 100 Days of Weight Loss

    10/6/2014 10:34:06 PM, by ROCKPORT9

    Linda Spangle's message for Day 36 is to "Slow down your eating". To practice listening to your body skills, set timer to eat a meal for 20 minut... Read more

  • Desperate Moves for Desperate People

    10/6/2014 4:19:57 PM, by DEDICATED2HIM

    Well, my box of books arrived. How exciting to see my name on the front cover and picture on the back. (of course the pic was taken a few years ... Read more

  • Wanuskewin Heritage Park

    10/6/2014 1:00:59 PM, by _LINDA

    This is a national historic site along the Saskatchewan river 5 km outside of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada where the Northern Plains Indians u... Read more

  • Yum Yum in my Tum Tum!

    10/6/2014 12:01:52 AM, by LOLLYLOOP

    For dinner tonight I made Butternut Squash Spaghetti with Broccoli. My teenagers licked their plates! I bought a butternut squash, peeled, dese... Read more

  • Days 31-35 of 100 Days of Weight Loss

    10/5/2014 10:09:16 PM, by ROCKPORT9

    In Linda Spangle's book, Lessons 31-35 show you ways to "Listen to your body" for hunger. You can use the 3 point minus scale to gauge your... Read more

  • Fall Walk Photos

    10/5/2014 11:05:36 AM, by _LINDA

    This is another walk I took before my surgery. Some places have turned brown... Read more

  • Three Year Anniversary

    10/5/2014 10:34:29 AM, by BIJOUX7

    This Tuesday marks the 3 year anniversary of the accident which almost took my life. Each year I take a few moments to reflect on the lessons le... Read more

  • Really content

    10/4/2014 8:27:54 PM, by SBECKER526

    Many friends wonder how I can be so content and positive with all the problems and life experiences. I do some soul searching and feel that I ha... Read more

  • It's time for me to get real with myself, I've got to do this NOW

    10/4/2014 7:45:45 AM, by FUZZYBEEZ

    I wrote last about some eye openers I had. One being my body is still recouping from emotional and physical drainage. That's why I wear out so ... Read more

  • Off week

    10/3/2014 7:13:37 PM, by XENA1956

    So had a biopsy done on a enlarge neck node. It has slowly gotten larger and we are hoping for a negative result. My mothers started out the same... Read more

  • Time - Where did it go?

    10/3/2014 6:27:15 PM, by SBECKER526

    Just when I thought I was getting my life together and getting more time, we ran into problems. Our church was robbed 6 times by a career thief.... Read more

  • Pre-Surgery Fall Hike Photos

    10/2/2014 9:02:05 PM, by _LINDA

    Gabriel Dumont Park. We had to cross the foot bridge to get to it: Down th... Read more

  • September 30,2014

    9/30/2014 8:24:44 AM, by NYKIMMIE

    Its morning,i'm up n moving. I wasn't feeling well yesterday. I have been working a lot of hours lately. My enbrel shots i give myself on Sunda... Read more

  • An Eye Opener

    9/30/2014 1:15:23 AM, by FUZZYBEEZ

    Recently one of the Home Health Nurses that worked with my Dad told me what she thinks is happening. She told me that because of all the physica... Read more

  • Long term care - how to begin

    9/28/2014 10:54:01 PM, by SBECKER526

    Both Bob and I have long term care policies. We have reached the stage to activate our account. I will ask my doctor for a letter that states m... Read more

  • End of week one of Fall 5% challenge

    9/27/2014 11:05:17 AM, by ROCKPORT9

    During this week, my weight fluctuated between 164.5 - 167.0. Yikes! I started ... Read more

  • LTKR

    9/26/2014 11:50:03 PM, by MUSIC66

    On the 15th of sept had picc line Done then put into hospital ready for LTKR The op was on the 16th of September they did a spinal block an... Read more

  • Kelowna, BC, Photos

    9/26/2014 11:11:36 PM, by _LINDA

    Our ultimate destination was to visit my Father. On the road to his house we saw this cloud formation: Read more

  • Doing a bit better.

    9/26/2014 5:29:04 PM, by XENA1956

    Went out to Sun City with my friend Irene on Tuesday and had a great day. She and her husband are fixing up the retirement home of his parents to... Read more

  • My life in 7 points

    9/26/2014 5:05:21 PM, by DEDICATED2HIM

    I have a lot to say....since almost a whole month has gone by since I last did much of anything on Spark's site. Here's a quick summary: 1) My... Read more

  • I went to Church this morning....

    9/25/2014 9:56:13 AM, by FUZZYBEEZ

    ....online. I am a avid follower of a fellow Sparker MOSTMOM1, and I just got caught up on her posts this morning, and thanks to her post about ... Read more

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