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  • Day 68

    4/20/2018 12:01:24 AM, by ANTIQUE-SOUL

    Today I did a mile walking with Angie I got interrupted and never got back into it after that. I did try to fix my toaster but nope it wasn't an easy fix maybe my husband can fix it. I Listened to some sermons today. It was another nice weather day. I am thankful the dishwasher is working. I... Read more

  • A SIMPLE LITTLE BLOG

    4/19/2018 8:49:24 PM, by J_HENNINGTON

    God whispers to us if we are silent enough to listen....I found this quote this morning when i was looking for something for my page.. I liked the words, and the image of the little girl. I mean is there anything more free-spirited than a child. I had to go out today. It was the Thursday tri... Read more

  • Thoughts are BLOOMing

    4/19/2018 9:04:12 AM, by --DEBY--

    184 135 184 135 184 135 184 135 135 ~ Waving Hello ~ Wishing Everyone a BLOOMing THOUGHTfilled Thursday ~ BLESSings ~ ALLways ~ Deby~ 135 184 135 184 135 184 135 184 "The truth is - there is no actual stress or anxiety in the world it's your thought... Read more

  • Day 67

    4/18/2018 4:53:14 PM, by ANTIQUE-SOUL

    I hate tics and it is that time of year when they are out I would so move if money was not an issue. The wind has been very cold but the sky looks pretty. For my exercise today I did Walk for Health Power Walk Circuit Training workout with AngieFitnesstv. I liked that she included a cool down and... Read more

  • THE OBSTACLE IS THE PATH (A ZEN STORY)

    4/18/2018 4:11:36 PM, by J_HENNINGTON

    There was once a king that believed his kingdom could be on the decline as a result of the attitude of his people. To prove his theory that his people had lost inspiration, a king had a giant boulder placed on the only road into his city. Then, hidden and perched on a hill, he waited to see what wou... Read more

  • Making it WEIRDnWILDnWISE

    4/18/2018 9:10:00 AM, by --DEBY--

    88 244 188 88 135 88 188 244 188 ~Waving Hello~ Welcome to a LOVEly New Day~ Wishing Everyone a lovely WEIRDnWILDnWISE Wednesday ~BLESSings~ALLways~Deby~ 244 188 88 135 88 188 244 88 "Always be yourself. At the end of the day, that's all you've re... Read more

  • Day 66

    4/17/2018 10:23:32 PM, by ANTIQUE-SOUL

    Still alive just have been taking it easy on my knee.It is still delicate. I have been working on washing and folding bedding and putting it away. I will be having guests so I have been working on clearing out my office so they can have an air mattress and peace when they stay in there. I brou... Read more

  • THE COURAGE TO PUSH THE RESET.

    4/17/2018 5:20:27 PM, by J_HENNINGTON

    It is easy to feel unmotivated at any given moment. But we must never give into the feelings.... So I am pledging to myself today that I will get in at least ten minutes of 311 today. I will track my food in my food journal and I will track my 277 and 267 daily I wil... Read more

  • ~BE~ HAPPY ~

    4/17/2018 7:43:55 AM, by --DEBY--

    26334261042633426 30 213 ~ Waving Hello ~ & ~ Wishing Everyone ~ a HAPPY Terrific Tuesday ~ BLESSings ALLways Deby 30 26334261042633426 "There is an amazing power getting to know your inner self and learning how to use it and not fight with the world. If you know what ... Read more

  • Alice Thinks Sometimes Maybe Perhaps

    4/16/2018 10:30:28 AM, by MARYALICE411

    First off I'm MaryAlice. Mom is Alice, Alice Mary is my great grand mother, who was alive when I was born. Mom is a minister that feels we can take things from other religions and we take life too seriously. The angry, hateful soul, cannot comprehend the love that pervades the universe. E. H.... Read more

  • Making it ~LOVEly~

    4/16/2018 9:31:42 AM, by --DEBY--

    26345 26200 200 26345 26 200 ~~ Waving Hello ~~ ~Wishing Everyone~an AWEsomely LOVEly MOONday ~And a WONDERfilled Week ~ BLESSings~ALLways ~ 26345 26200 200 26345 26 "Love is friendship that has caught fire. It is quiet understanding, mutual confidence, sharin... Read more

  • A Little Setback

    4/16/2018 12:06:07 AM, by AMYSUZEQ

    I woke up this morning with very bad pain in my back in the kidney area. I had my mom drop me off at the ER. I had an x-ray and an ultrasound done as well as blood and urine tests. Thankfully my kidney infection never went away I took the last of my antibiotics 2 days ago. I am relieved that it was ... Read more

  • THE COURAGE TO FORGIVE MYSELF

    4/15/2018 12:07:55 PM, by J_HENNINGTON

    Well done, is better than well said.” Ben Franklin Well, my friends.. this is a simple little blog today.. If you read my blog from yesterday it was pretty much a downer... I went through the day feeling pretty depressed. And allowing myself to sit with the feelings. In looking back that ... Read more

  • THE Courage TO Stand and Keep Going...

    4/14/2018 2:54:44 PM, by J_HENNINGTON

    Today is April 14th. My mothers birthday. If she was alive she would have 93 today. She left this world in 2006. I miss her even to this day. We had a rough relationship through the years but by the end of her life we had settled much of our differences and all was left was the love ..the love be... Read more

  • April 13th, 2018

    4/13/2018 8:37:36 PM, by AMYSUZEQ

    I am having a heck of a time recovering from my kidney surgery on Thursday, April 5th. I really feel like they botched the surgery. My throat was very sore and it was hard to talk for 6 days(April11th)! Of all the surgeries I have had it was only slightly sore the day after and no pain the 2nd da... Read more

  • Making it ~FUNtastic~

    4/13/2018 8:10:51 AM, by --DEBY--

    26 201 26201 26201 26 201 188 ~ Waving hi ~ ~Wishing Everyone~ ~ a FUNtastic Friday ~&~ a WONDERfilled Weekend ~ ~BLESSings~ALLways~Deby~ 201 26201 26201 26 201 26 "Too Often we get soooooooo caught up in our routines, focusing on our goals, We forget to enjoy t... Read more

  • Making Thoughts Bloom

    4/12/2018 9:36:04 AM, by --DEBY--

    87 414 87 414 87 414 87 414 188 ~ Waving Hello ~ Wishing Everyone a BLOOMing THOUGHTfilled Thursday ~BLESSings~ALLways~Deby~ 414 87 414 87 414 87 414 87 "Life is one big road with lots of signs. So when you riding through the ruts, don't complica... Read more

  • THE COURAGE TO CHANGE

    4/11/2018 7:37:02 PM, by J_HENNINGTON

    We have a normal. As you move outside of your comfort zone, what was once the unknown and frightening becomes your new normal". Robin Sharma Let's face it. Change is hard. We want something different for our lives and we all start out with the best intentions.. we make plans and goals.. d... Read more

  • Making it WEIRDnWILDnWISE

    4/11/2018 9:08:40 AM, by --DEBY--

    88 188 88 188 88 188 88 188 188 ~Waving Hello~ Welcome to a LOVEly New Day~ Wishing ALL a Uniquely WEIRDnWILDnWISE Wednesday ~BLESSings~ALLways~Deby~ 188 88 188 88 188 88 188 88 "Being a survivor doesn't mean being strong - it's telling people when... Read more

  • THE COURAGE TO RISE

    4/10/2018 8:29:47 PM, by J_HENNINGTON

    Well it happened. The very thing I knew would come. It is that thing that is always present. Always lurking around some corner..waiting. to pounce. on me at my weakest moment. I always like to think l I am strong and when this complacency comes upon me I will be smart enough to know and hav... Read more

  • Day 65

    4/10/2018 7:44:27 PM, by ANTIQUE-SOUL

    I love our weather today. It is so perfect it is mild sunny and comfortable. I love all the flowers and I just enjoyed walking outside today. Total Body Workout for Beginners (all done in a chair) by Faithful Workouts was my exercise today. I am still taking it easy on my knees.... Read more

  • What month is it??

    4/10/2018 9:27:01 AM, by MARYALICE411

    "The sun was warm but the wind was chill. You know how it is with an April day. When the sun is out and the wind is still, You're one month on in the middle of May. But if you so much as dare to speak, a cloud come over the sunlit arch, And wind comes off a frozen peak, And you're two ... Read more

  • Making it ~TERRIFIC~

    4/10/2018 8:05:45 AM, by --DEBY--

    8572 8 572 8 572 8572 572 ~Waving Hello~ ~Welcome to a LOVEly New Day ~Wishing Everyone~ ~a Happy TERRIFIC Tuesday ~BLESSings~ALLways~ 572 8 572 8 572 8572 8 Sharing a Bit of Horse Sense...... "Sometimes we need to take some time to just be by ourselves... Read more

  • Day 64

    4/9/2018 11:25:01 PM, by ANTIQUE-SOUL

    Sunday I took a walk down the drive way for exercise and fell. I fell and hit my head scratched up my face and really skinned my knees so . I have been taking it easier. I think I won't go down the drive way alone anymore. We are having nice Spring weather I am so happy to see all the flowers and... Read more

  • Making it ~MARVELous~

    4/9/2018 8:26:08 AM, by --DEBY--

    433 340 534 535 535 534 340 433 188 ~Waving Hello~ & ~Wishing Everyone~ ~a MARVELous Moonday & an ADVENTUROUS Week~ ~BLESSings~ALLways~Deby~ 433 340 534 535 535 534 340 433 "The biggest adventure you can take is to live the life of your dreams." ~ Oprah Win... Read more

  • The Courage to Walk My Own Path.

    4/8/2018 2:25:26 PM, by J_HENNINGTON

    I did it again. The same thing I always do...I am walking my path of life.. the one that has been set before and that I forge through everyday.. finding my way home.. then I start looking at the person next to me.. This person is eating a total vegetarian diet.. they tell me about it and I think to... Read more

  • The Courage of Doing Just Ten

    4/7/2018 11:38:36 AM, by J_HENNINGTON

    Everyone is carrying a burden, seen or unseen. Some live with physical pain. Some suffer from emotional pain. Some days it takes a heroic effort just to get out of bed and be in the world. Most folks are doing the best they can. So when we are out and about today, let’s remember that people do... Read more

  • More Dispatches from the Month from Hell...

    4/7/2018 9:24:46 AM, by TAYGRL

    So my goal of getting in at least one ride a day using my Peloton app was briefly sidelined yesterday when I went to the doctor and learned I had a cyst on the top of my foot which had been the source of pain and discomfort the past week or two. But now that I how to treat it and after a d... Read more

  • THE COURAGE OF DOING THE COLONOSCOPY

    4/6/2018 11:42:33 PM, by J_HENNINGTON

    Well I did it... Did not want to... but I knew it was important. Actually Watching Jimmy Kimmel and Katie Couric on the Jimmy Kimmel live show helped me make the decision to do it. Katie Couric whose husband died ot Colon cancer has made it her mission to help as many people to get tested. ... Read more

  • Making it ~FUNtastic~

    4/6/2018 8:43:27 AM, by --DEBY--

    88188 575 188 88 575 88 188 188 ~~ Waving hello ~~ & ~~ Wishing Everyone ~~ ~a FAIRY FUNtastic Friday ~&~ a FAIRYtale Weekend~ ~BLESSings~ALLways~Deby~ 188 88 575 88 188 575 188 88 "Even though you're growing up, you should never stop having fun."~ Nin... Read more

  • I Came Home From The Hospital Early This Evening

    4/6/2018 1:29:33 AM, by AMYSUZEQ

    I had another surgery for my right kidney I had a different Surgeon than last time and he said I have stones in the left also and said I know. He asked if I would like a stent on the left one also and I said most definitely. My other surgeon said she would do the left at another time. I just had st... Read more

  • 21 and i am old enough to drink it....

    4/5/2018 4:48:54 PM, by SOFT_VAL67

    I have been doing pretty good this week with this low carb food plan. Notice I dont say the word diet, because I just dont want it to be all about that. I am still struggling to figure out what foods to eat to get the right balance of protein, fiber and yet keeping my carbs low. I havent done gr... Read more

  • Day 63

    4/4/2018 1:53:57 PM, by ANTIQUE-SOUL

    40 Minute Level 3 Lower Body Workout with Charlie and Newport, OR Step Across America with Jenny Ford She did steps I did walking I don't have a step it was a nice backround of the ocean. The sermon I listened to today was The Greatest Victory God Wins For You Is The Victory He Wins Over Yo... Read more

  • 20 thinking out loud

    4/4/2018 10:16:14 AM, by SOFT_VAL67

    You know that old saying, You dont know what you've got til its gone? I never thought about it really, until I started doing this low carb plan. There are foods that I really like and didnt give much thought to before. Such as. Raisins. Prunes. Instant oatmeal. Shredded cereal. Cereal in... Read more

  • Day 62

    4/3/2018 9:06:32 PM, by ANTIQUE-SOUL

    Burn Body Fat 3 Mile with Leslie Sansone's Walk at Home was my exercise today. Dealing with my gluttony problem I was studying it today. I read about Ruth and Boaz today. I listened to a couple of sermons today. 593... Read more

  • I Went To The ER Early This Morning

    4/3/2018 7:54:09 PM, by AMYSUZEQ

    I went to the ER early this morning because my fasting blood sugar was at 495, I have been off the prednisone for a week and this was way higher than any of my blood sugar readings while I was on prednisone. I have been having this pain on my right side off an on the last few days in the front. It i... Read more

  • 19-- food ideas?

    4/3/2018 3:03:38 PM, by SOFT_VAL67

    Feeling a little better. Yesterday turned out to be a pretty good day, I walked at the track and again today too. Although, the wind ran me off the track early today, so dreadmill it was! If, and lets keep fingers and toes crossed, I stick out my planned food plan for this day, my carb intake wi... Read more

  • My Very Modest Goals for the Month from Hell: AKA--April

    4/2/2018 5:26:48 PM, by TAYGRL

    And there's only three of them: 1) get in one ride a day using my beloved Peloton cycling app 316 316 316 2) attempt a loss of 5lbs (I say attempt because, well, best laid plans...and weightloss not being linear and all.) 3) given all the work mayhem--make self care the... Read more

  • The Courage To Stand Out And Be Amazing..

    4/2/2018 4:15:10 PM, by J_HENNINGTON

    It is not easy to be open and honest will people. I always managed to shrink myself so at not to be seen..and yet my heart desperately wanted to be accepted by others. I still think to this day if my family could or would have accepted me it would have made a world of difference in my childho... Read more

  • 18 monday morning blues!!

    4/2/2018 10:18:20 AM, by SOFT_VAL67

    I wont say my weekend of carb counting was an absolute bust, but I will say it was a one meal bust. I dont really know how many carbs I did consume on Sunday, I didnt really add it up, but I am sure it was well over anything I should have consumed while trying to do low carb. It was Sunday Easter... Read more

  • Easter 2018

    4/2/2018 12:32:05 AM, by AMYSUZEQ

    Today I stepped foot inside a church for the first time in 32 years. My friend invited me to go to church with her for Easter service. It is a very upbeat church and the people there are so friendly. There was a concert before the service. I had never been in a church with anything other than a pian... Read more

  • Easter Sunday

    4/2/2018 12:22:00 AM, by J_HENNINGTON

    It was a different kind of day I am in pain..I stayed home did not get to go to church or be with my daughter. Did watch church on tv so that was good Slept all afternoon. Got up and ate a salad for dinner.. my son called.. it was good to hear his voice.. he sounded like his old self ... Read more

  • Saturday, March 31st, 2018

    3/31/2018 11:05:24 PM, by AMYSUZEQ

    It was a very beautiful day today, we were supposed to have rain start a couple of hours ago, but you can see the clouds starting to come over the mountains now might be another hour before it gets here. The rain is to change over to snow. I took my parents dog Buddy to a city park where they were d... Read more

  • 2017 SP Intro

    3/31/2018 9:35:35 PM, by MRSGIXXER

    This is my introduction I put up in 2017. I always save them before I write a new one. 2017 - New Adventures SparkPeople has been a great community for me for almost 10 years. I've met some great people. With the help of this site and the support here I was able to lose 53 poun... Read more

  • Dr. Visit

    3/30/2018 12:55:36 AM, by AMYSUZEQ

    Made it to m Dr. appointment today, I am feeling better than yesterday. My head is still ringing but it is not as annoying as it was yesterday. I'm still lightheaded and dizzy but it is improved. My blood pressure was low today at 90/56. The Dr. is pretty sure that it is the kidney stone medication ... Read more

  • 17 (carb counting) off to a slow start but still going

    3/29/2018 7:29:50 PM, by SOFT_VAL67

    The last few days I have started gradually decreasing my carbs and I have drastically reduced my sugar intake. Today I did break over and eat two tablespoons of Bob Evans microwaveable mashed potatoes!! That was my one give in all day. As the days go by I hope to keep working and learning this... Read more

  • Wednesday, March 28th, 2018

    3/29/2018 1:02:07 AM, by AMYSUZEQ

    It was a cloudy and cool day today, it started raining at around 2pm and it turned to snow at 4pm. Nice big flakes it was peaceful watching the snow fall. None of it has accumulated so far the weatherperson says we can see 1-3 inches in the morning. I had a really bad day today and waking up t... Read more

  • Day 61

    3/28/2018 10:10:40 PM, by ANTIQUE-SOUL

    Faithful Workouts: Getting Started Low Impact Exercise was my exercise today. I have been busy our dishwasher hasn't been working. I have been reading about Joshua in the Bible. I heard a good sermon it said forgive as often as you want to be forgiven. Today our weather was gloomy but the pink buds... Read more

  • GETTING OLDER IS A CHALLENGE

    3/28/2018 4:46:06 PM, by J_HENNINGTON

    "The thing that is really hard, and really amazing, is giving up on being perfect and beginning the work of becoming yourself".~Anna Quindlen When I was young I did not like myself. I did not like the way I looked. Did not like my hair (too wavy) did not like the color (Brunette). I was n... Read more

  • 16 (this is a real challenge)

    3/28/2018 10:28:16 AM, by SOFT_VAL67

    I have decided to cut back on coffee. It is the only source of caffeine I get, since I havent drank soda since 2012. Giving up soda for me wasnt that hard really. I mean, sure I had sugar cravings, but once it was out of my physical system, I only had to deal with the mental desire for it. I can... Read more

  • Day 60

    3/27/2018 2:33:43 PM, by ANTIQUE-SOUL

    Today I did the seated dumbbell workout. I need a cat nap desperately last nights storm and waking up early have hit me hard. I hate lightning and thunder especially at night. Well I am ready for another 60 days of exercise.... Read more

  • 15 (my first new goal)

    3/27/2018 10:42:43 AM, by SOFT_VAL67

    So, yesterday I went to the doctor for blood work and a routine checkup. My weight was up of course, i knew that before I got on the scale....of course also, they weighed me fully clothed with shoes, THEN had me undress hahaaha people all know you dont get on the scale with shoes. If you wa... Read more

  • My Sparkpeople Journey So Far

    3/26/2018 10:16:16 PM, by AMYSUZEQ

    Today Spark Coach wants me to go into how my journey is so far. I have been with Spark since September 13th, 2017 it is hard to believe that it has been a little over 6 months that I have been here. Spark Coach is asking me this question: Has your journey been painful or adventurous? Act... Read more

  • When I am in a slump.

    3/26/2018 5:06:39 PM, by J_HENNINGTON

    Some days I can feel so motivated and other times not so much. Losing my motivation seems to come when I feel overwhelmed by everything that is going on and just thinking about making changes can seem like way too much. It is at times like these i have to remind myself that I am not alone. T... Read more

  • Day 59

    3/26/2018 2:32:10 PM, by ANTIQUE-SOUL

    It is raining here. I did Chris Freytag Cardio Workout (walking with other moves) That inspired me to move around my office a little so I have more room to exercise.Kendall Hogan "Peak Performance Cardio" was the best workout I did today. I liked him he was positive and challenging without being... Read more

  • Show Some Kindness Ideas

    3/25/2018 7:51:09 PM, by J_HENNINGTON

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  • Day 58

    3/23/2018 11:49:50 PM, by ANTIQUE-SOUL

    Well things are getting tighter and tighter 440 here it is a little intimidating but I know God will work things out for our good. I think the waiting might be the worst part. Today I took it easy my foot was acting up so I just did a short easy walk. We had a good breeze today. I am really happ... Read more

  • Day 57

    3/21/2018 6:41:31 PM, by ANTIQUE-SOUL

    Today I walked up and down my drive way twice in a row doing down is easy but coming back up that kills me. I want to get to the point where it is easy. I figure it will take me months to be in good enough shape where I don't need breaks or to catch my breath. I will know its easy when I can hold a ... Read more

  • Spring Vegetable Salad

    3/21/2018 3:38:11 PM, by MEMORIES7

    Hello Sparkfamily, Sorry for the delay on my recipes and thought of the day but I am still recovering from the dog attack and my hands do not want to type! BUT I will be alright so please be patient with me! Well, are you ready for todays recipe and thought of the day? It's a good one so...Take a pe... Read more