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  • Salad snarfing

    3/22/2018 12:00:42 PM, by ILARIAMARCUCCI

    I did okay yesterday at dinner. Dad was making lasagna for work and spaghetti for dinner. I really wanted to eat a really big bowl with lasagna cheese! I didn't though and my working out has paid off, I'm finally at 175 and still going towards my goal after yo-yo weights this past week and a half. ... Read more

  • Starting All Over AGAIN!!

    3/22/2018 5:43:10 AM, by WALKIN4JEANIE

    After spending the winter hunkered in against the snow and suffering from one of the worst cases of SADD that I think I have ever experienced, I finally will be able to get out today and go for a walk. I am probably going to have to start over at the beginning. So, today, I am aiming for a one... Read more

  • My Fabulous FitBit!

    3/22/2018 5:01:51 AM, by JSTETSER

    I received a FitBit Alta in early February, and I love it! I find myself getting in more NEAT every day. Non-exercise activity thermogenesis (NEAT) is the energy expended for everything we do that is not sleeping, eating or sports-like exercise. It ranges from the energy expended walking to ... Read more

  • loving others

    3/21/2018 5:04:19 AM, by JSTETSER

    What the world needs is love. What our family needs is love. Why not be that Spark of love today? ... Read more

  • Getting Better and Feeling Stronger

    3/20/2018 9:21:31 PM, by AMYSUZEQ

    I went to see my Pulmonologist on Monday. She said that I am pretty sick, and she wrote out a prescription for Prednisone and so far my blood sugar isn't going through the roof like it did when I took it once before. She also wrote out prescriptions for meds for me to use with the Nebulizer they got... Read more

  • Broken People

    3/20/2018 5:10:15 AM, by JSTETSER

    All around us, people are hurting. We are all broken in a place or two. Others live shattered lives. Show kindness when you can. Broken people can be healed. Let the brokenness in you bring out the compassion that is also within you.... Read more

  • The Tale of the Lost Trekking Poles

    3/19/2018 5:09:34 AM, by JSTETSER

    I started using trekking poles back in 2007. I suffered a minor knee strain and needed some support while hiking. I bought a set of poles for under $20 at Wal*Mart and was quite happy with myself. Unfortunately, the poles were so heavy that my arms started hurting. That is when I began shoppi... Read more

  • Working On Keeping Positivity In My Life

    3/18/2018 6:30:19 PM, by AMYSUZEQ

    Since I had my COPD exasperation I have been in a negative place. I need to learn to accept my physical limitations and make myself a priority and rest when I need to despite what is going on around me. I need to work with the emotions/feelings that this has conjured up and find out how I can approa... Read more

  • Who is In Control?

    3/18/2018 5:44:35 AM, by JSTETSER

    There are times when it's fun to have another person drive. Lina is driving the play truck, and we're having a blast! It's not so much fun in life when kids control the family. Turning over the control of your life to another person can have both good and bad effects. My husband generally ... Read more

  • The soda story

    3/17/2018 5:20:55 PM, by WALKIN4JEANIE

    I gave up soda a long time ago. If I want a fizzy drink, I have sparkling water (not flavored) that usually does the trick. EXCEPT, when I am sick. I mean sick with stomach bug sick. Then, I will indulge. So, way back a couple of months ago, I was having a bit of a stomach issue and afte... Read more

  • Moderation

    3/17/2018 12:14:08 PM, by LADYANDREA2012

    Today, in the Spark Coach discussion session, it has been a chat regarding "moderation" and Sparkguy ask us to think where is there no moderation in our program, because moderation, has been said to be a clue of success in the program. Well right now I can not think about an "All or nothing" in my... Read more

  • Evaluating My Evaluation.

    3/17/2018 5:25:54 AM, by JSTETSER

    Being tested, whether medically or professionally, is stressful. I work hard at being an effective teacher, and at being a healthy person. Recently I went in for a series of medical tests. One of those tests was an A1C to check the glucose level in my blood. I have been exercising regularly and ... Read more

  • Career Conference

    3/17/2018 1:46:27 AM, by AMYSUZEQ

    I went to Career Conference tonight and did a lot of walking to where we were at the Convention Center and also getting back to the car to go. My lungs were not at all appreciative. I ended up not having a good time because I wasn't feeling good. I am not heading up there tomorrow I am not going to ... Read more

  • Cheat Meals: Are they really worth it (or even necessary)?

    3/17/2018 1:42:01 AM, by _RAMONA

    My chosen approach for healing and the resulting elimination of excess body fat is nutritional ketosis, within Paleo guidelines. It's the only approach that supports my body in releasing excess fat. If you want to know more about this you can read here: CICO Shove Off! 'New Kid on t... Read more

  • Simplify!

    3/16/2018 5:04:38 AM, by JSTETSER

    Last night, I had to disappoint some friends and neighbors. I missed our Annual Town Meeting. I just did not have one evening to spare. At some point in life, we all have to say "no thank you" to one more commitment. Maybe I'll make it next year. I am having a tough time keeping all the commitme... Read more

  • Spark Friends are Special People!

    3/15/2018 5:10:46 AM, by JSTETSER

    LEANJEAN wrote a blog which talked about making sure that we remind others (Pilot sons in particular) to call their mothers! I realized at that moment, that I needed to tell those special people in my life that they are indeed special to me. I'm starting right here and now! Today I am thank... Read more

  • just saw movie I, Tonya

    3/14/2018 1:17:15 PM, by NJJ-EXERCISE30

    good afternoon; I was wondering how this movie was going to come across. You see I remember like it was yesterday about this time in ice skating. I was glued to the TV about ice skating. I learned much from this movie about her domestic violence with her husband and mother. Just imagine how gre... Read more

  • Allergy Testing

    3/14/2018 6:39:31 AM, by WALKIN4JEANIE

    I went to a new allergy and asthma doctor on Monday. I have been through the series of shots twice, but my family doctor wanted me to go again to a doctor that he recommended. (I wasn't so impressed with the last one that I had chosen myself based on friends' recommendations. ) My Asthma numbe... Read more

  • Still Changing My Mind

    3/14/2018 4:58:24 AM, by JSTETSER

    I am not a fan of big changes to my eating, exercise or my daily routine. I try to make one small change at a time-usually just one change a month. The biggest change has to happen in my mind. It takes time for these changes to stay in my mind, and for me to fully accept them. Last year... Read more

  • Preparing for The Next STORM!

    3/13/2018 5:00:58 AM, by JSTETSER

    There will always be "The Next Storm". Unfortunately for us in New England, we are preparing for the third Nor'Easter in two weeks! It snows, we shovel, snow blow and rake the snow off our roof, then we repeat the process over and over again. For those who are unfamiliar with the term, a Nor'E... Read more

  • Made 100 hats for the church to give away in the fall

    3/12/2018 5:43:49 PM, by TABBYKAT75

    I can only post 25 of the 100 hats Feeling a bit better today. Not sure what makes my liver so inflamed and sick. I made chili honey lime salmon today with black beans corn and tomatoes. It was really good. I need to walk but I am tired. Need a nap but it's time to go to the church 5 week study on... Read more

  • My Personal Growth

    3/12/2018 5:06:44 AM, by JSTETSER

    Look at the change in my granddaughter Shiloh! At one year, she was a short, pudgy baby. Now at almost two, she's grown tall and slender. This has caused me to ask myself; "how have I changed in the past year?" Let me count the ways: 1. I'm more positive, and a better listener. My s... Read more

  • My daughter got the Dean's List

    3/11/2018 7:16:43 PM, by TABBYKAT75

    I rested more today. Feeling a bit better. My oldest was in the paper today. I am so proud of her. She just turned 19 got her associates degree at 18 when she graduated high school. Tomorrow I hope to walk some and get motivated to lose this weight. And feel better.... Read more

  • day light savings time -surprised me

    3/11/2018 7:11:24 AM, by NJJ-EXERCISE30

    Good Morning; Dh & I have been babysitting all weekend. they are leaving today. I need to get my house back in order. What a mess! Parents had wedding this weekend. DIL in wedding and really tied one over multi nights. DS had good sense to come home at a reasonable time to relieve us. I see g... Read more

  • The Listener

    3/11/2018 6:20:02 AM, by JSTETSER

    The most beautiful people in this world are those who take time to listen to another person's heart. Do you have someone in your life who really listens to you? You are indeed blessed. Are you a person who takes the time to look into another person's eyes, and hear with your heart what they a... Read more

  • Surgery Monday

    3/10/2018 6:53:34 PM, by AMYSUZEQ

    I am scheduled for Lithotripsy surgery to blast a kidney stone up on Monday afternoon. I had this same surgery on the opposite kidney 3-4 years ago, so I know what to expect. The last time it required an overnight stay which turned into 3 more days because I developed an infection in the hospital. T... Read more

  • Day 1 291

    3/10/2018 2:49:58 PM, by TABBYKAT75

    Woke up sick. Got sick. Went to sleep for a bit. Got girls ready for b day party stopped at the library first. They put the book I have been wanting back and someone checked it out. I put it on hold yesterday. Got to b day party and it's next Sunday. My eyes hurt and I'm tired. Dropped my girls off ... Read more

  • My new $3 Easter Dress

    3/10/2018 5:07:17 AM, by JSTETSER

    I love a bargain, and I love shopping at Good Will Thrift Shop in Concord, NH! Reduce, reuse and recycle is a great way to help the planet. This great store no longer uses plastic bags. they gave me a nice cloth one. The stores are well organized, clean and full of great items. I shopped... Read more

  • Mistake, How I am Turning it Around

    3/9/2018 5:16:48 PM, by AMYSUZEQ

    Today I am to blog about the last mistake that had left me feeling upset or off track. I am to reframe the event into a learning opportunity. My Metabolic nurse has placed me on a very limited diet. It is the same foods every week and I am always hungry. For a couple of days I doubled up o... Read more

  • Going good with my grand daughter & her family

    3/9/2018 8:33:29 AM, by NJJ-EXERCISE30

    Good Morning; TG for counseling. I had a long talk with my son. Counseling is just what my son needed. He has someone who can understand him. He says he really looks forward to going to his appointments. This is a miracle. My son came back from Iraq so broken. I struggled with him until last y... Read more

  • Shoulder Pain

    3/9/2018 5:03:31 AM, by JSTETSER

    I overdid it with the push-ups. Also, I spend a lot of time on computers and at the sewing machine. Those repetitive motions have created the pain in my left shoulder. Time for some changes! Now I am backing off and working other parts of my body. I have a constant low, dull ache in my left ... Read more

  • Day Eighteen: Two Truths and a Lie

    3/8/2018 8:23:01 PM, by SCHNECKERL

    I was in sessions for my last day of the conference from 8:30-4, then traveling to Chicago until after 9. I spent some time visiting with my parents, and by the time I went to bed I had not had a single bloggy thought! I don't know how, but I'll get in 40 before April 1st! :) SO! Let's play a ... Read more

  • A Snow Day!

    3/8/2018 4:58:12 AM, by JSTETSER

    It's almost 5 AM, and still snowing. We're in the middle of a Nor'easter! It started snowing before noon yesterday and has continued all day and all night. The snow looks so soft and beautiful until it's time to shovel it and for my husband to snowblow the driveway. This is our "domestic wor... Read more

  • sleep is better than exercise for me

    3/7/2018 11:59:45 AM, by NJJ-EXERCISE30

    Good Morning; I am not a good sleeper. Rarely do I sleep all night through. I get up very early and go to the Y and exercise. But on occasion, I will say I am going to sleep in and forgo early exercise. I woke up this morning with lower BP - less food cravings and a clearer mind. I cherish m... Read more

  • Day Seventeen: Word of the Year

    3/6/2018 11:48:21 PM, by SCHNECKERL

    A few years ago I discovered Shrink Sessions, which incorporates movement and mantras. The facebook community is amazing, and one of the first things we were challenged to do was to come up with a single word to focus on for the whole year. In the past, I have use balance, healing, and progress as m... Read more

  • Gabby's "Shunt-versary"!

    3/6/2018 5:09:00 AM, by JSTETSER

    One year ago today, Gabby was being prepared for surgery. She has had a tough first 18 months of life, but thank God, she's doing great today! She's walking, running, and into everything! As you can see, she loves the beach and is a beautiful little girl. Thank you friends for you... Read more

  • Day Sixteen: Gluten Free Living

    3/5/2018 11:14:58 PM, by SCHNECKERL

    So I have known that I was sensitive to gluten for a few years, and I was really good at avoiding gluten when I first found out. Then I got a little lazy. Then I just didn't even try. Then I started to have stomach aches every single day. Then I started to have intestinal distress every single day, ... Read more

  • March 5th, 2018

    3/5/2018 11:07:25 PM, by AMYSUZEQ

    I am not feeling very well at all and even worse I look it. Several people asked me if I was ok today at the Clinic. Sadly I nope I feel horrible. It has taken me all day completing my spark points to the day. I am in a lot of pain because of a kidney stone and I am also very nauseous. I was vomitin... Read more

  • Bloodwork

    3/5/2018 6:30:58 AM, by DEPOTMODE

    So, I had bloodwork done at the beginning of February, and got the results last Monday. I had been put on Metformin back in August, with a note for bloodwork followup to see if my steroid-induced diabetes had improved. Well, those numbers DID improve--fasting insulin is still a bit too high, but it ... Read more

  • I believe in small steps forward

    3/5/2018 5:06:50 AM, by JSTETSER

    Every day I take a small step in the right direction. It’s a step that I take with purpose. I’m not turning back from it. Maybe I don’t go far today, but just wait until my year is over. I will have taken 365 steps in the right direction! In January I made a commitment to do push-ups. I... Read more

  • Day Fifteen: Yes I need to double up,

    3/4/2018 10:57:15 PM, by SCHNECKERL

    So today was a mixture of lazy, crazy, and grazie! It was still raining this morning, and I had groceries from yesterday, so I just ate breakfast and read in bed for hours this morning. It was delicious in every single way! The sun finally came up right around noon, but I wasn't very hungry so I jus... Read more

  • For Jeanne... and anyone else (ME!) in the midst of a 'season of the soul'

    3/4/2018 6:45:32 PM, by _RAMONA

    In no particular order... Feeling/being the "odd man out" all of my life has brought some of the most amazing gifts and experiences to my life. I wouldn't trade any of it for anything. Truthful... Read more

  • Headed to the Biltmore

    3/4/2018 10:59:39 AM, by WALKIN4JEANIE

    My daughter and I are headed to the Biltmore this afternoon. She is home from college for her spring break. We are celebrating her 21st birthday with a winery tour and then the tour of the house tomorrow with the costumes from the Titanic movie. That girl LOVES the Titanic movie ... it is her favori... Read more

  • Who Won The Push-Up Challenge?

    3/4/2018 5:34:25 AM, by JSTETSER

    The culmination of two months of daily push-up practice came to an end. With Lina counting for us, my son Matty and I got down in the grass and cranked out our push-ups. Lina's counting made things quite confusing, but in the end, Matt did 50, and I did 45. more

  • Day Fourteen: Yeah yeah I messed it up again!

    3/3/2018 10:43:41 PM, by SCHNECKERL

    I had really good intentions of getting all of my laundry done early and having a seriously relaxed/prepared packing experience for the first time...ever. Didn't happen. I know, shocking news! Thursday my hubby had some trouble with his computer at work and our plan to leave at 5? We didn't le... Read more

  • Head Injury

    3/3/2018 7:10:18 AM, by WALKIN4JEANIE

    I was out and about last Friday evening having a wonderful afternoon and evening with my husband. Then, I fell and hit my head. HARD. I didn't have a concussion or any symptoms of concussion, but I was put on concussion protocol for one week to allow us to watch for symptoms. I had to limit my... Read more

  • Taking The "Scenic Route"!

    3/3/2018 5:36:21 AM, by JSTETSER

    No, we were not lost! We just weren't sure EXACTLY where we were. Still, we enjoyed the journey through the back roads of Florida. My husband is not a fan of highway driving. in life, we often need to get off the highway and find those hidden gems of spots. There's such a balance betwee... Read more

  • Debbie Macomber

    3/2/2018 10:46:08 PM, by TABBYKAT75

    Saw Debbie Macomber on Feb 14th 2018 Valentine's Day. It was amazing. My oldest daughter my husband my sister and my mom went with me. With my feet I did not stand in line to get my picture with her my sister and daughter did and got their picture with her and my book signed. Got to get my feet b... Read more

  • Stress/Anxiety With Weight Loss

    3/2/2018 1:22:24 PM, by AMYSUZEQ

    My assignment for Spark Coach today is to blog about struggles with stress and/or anxiety related to my program and/or weigh-ins. First of all this is unrelated to my assignment. I am stressing out with pain the Compazine my Neurologist prescribed for my headaches which also is helping with my... Read more

  • Gabby-1 Year With The Shunt!

    3/2/2018 5:56:09 AM, by JSTETSER

    one year later... It was just under a year that Gabby had a shunt put into her head to drain extra fluid into her stomach. She has hydrocephalus. Today she's doing well, thanks in large part to the commitment of her mom, Nora. Fear tried to creep in, saying that I'd lose a grandchild, and... Read more

  • got a call from family MIL in hospital again

    3/1/2018 2:56:29 PM, by NJJ-EXERCISE30

    Good Morning; MIL may have colon cancer. But she refuses treatment. Her father died of colon cancer. She also had breast cancer over 10 years ago. Her nose is bleeding and they can not stop it all together. Her kidneys are having problems and she has congenital heart disease. We just left on S... Read more

  • Life’s Great Adventure

    3/1/2018 5:04:57 AM, by JSTETSER

    Sharing and caring, Living and loving. These are the great adventures of life. Yesterday I flew to Florida to be with my son, DIL, and granddaughters. Today I’ll hear Lina (4 years old) sing with her preschool class. This will be her first performance, and I am so excited for her! Life is... Read more

  • Day Thirteen: What needs to go?

    2/28/2018 10:20:37 PM, by SCHNECKERL

    Another long day! I have a lot on my plate right now, and I leave for a conference on Saturday morning, so I have been a bit stressed! I hit the dear in headlights level of stress a while ago, so I think that this prompt is timely! Day Thirteen: What do you need to let go of? The first t... Read more

  • NSV bathing suit

    2/28/2018 6:33:47 PM, by VALKYRIA-

    First time swimming since getting back from Argentina (dec 29)..... my bathing suit is FALLING OFF of my body 😂 I will have to try to alter it to make it smaller!!! ... Read more

  • The Crazy Push-up Challenge!

    2/28/2018 6:13:03 AM, by JSTETSER

    Today I'll be in Florida with my family. I will be playing with the grandkids and be enjoying the warm weather. Mat & Nora will be working every day that I'm there. I wanted to make this trip memorable for them as well. This Saturday, I challenge my son to a push-up challenge. I've been work... Read more

  • Tuesday, February 27th, 2018

    2/28/2018 12:02:06 AM, by AMYSUZEQ

    I had a successful business meeting tonight. I have been getting more bold and getting out there warm chatting women. I had a waitress to come in for a much needed pampering facial, she was not interested in the opportunity but she had a enjoyable evening of time for herself. I went to see my ... Read more

  • Day Twelve: I'll see your three words and raise you...

    2/27/2018 10:35:08 PM, by SCHNECKERL

    It's Tuesday and it already feels like a long week. I stole a picture from a college friend on facebook that said just that, and then I went one step further to let Facebook land know how I'm feeling via a pie chart. Take it away pie chart: So, I'm giving myself a break and decided on th... Read more

  • Lecture not needed TYVM!

    2/27/2018 9:43:23 PM, by ILARIAMARCUCCI

    I talked to my BIL today about exercises to strengthen and tone my hips and lower abs to get rid of flab. He is working on starting a gym with frinds in the next year or so (he trains people and teaches jujitsu in his spare time). I understand that you lose fat all over, I just asked for exercises... Read more

  • Today is another positive day!!

    2/27/2018 9:28:49 AM, by NJJ-EXERCISE30

    Good Morning- I feel centered and positive and on track again. It is amazing how I just love my life and home. DH and I talked about the weekend. He just wants to forget it and move on. I agree. I finally understand why he does not like going there. It was like neon lights flashing this time. ... Read more

  • The Half-Finished Quilt

    2/27/2018 5:10:39 AM, by JSTETSER

    It had been stuck in the bottom of a drawer for a very long time, but at the right time, we found it. Four years ago, my mom was working feverishly on Christmas sewing projects. Everyone was getting a quilted bag, and she was pleased. Then something unusual happened; she had more time than proj... Read more

  • Day Eleven: What's Buggin' You?

    2/26/2018 9:55:20 PM, by SCHNECKERL

    Sundays are technically not part of Lent, so I took a break yesterday! It's a single entry day! Day Eleven: Did you feel irritated today? Why? Ugh, yes. I felt a smidge of panic, and a bunch of frustration today.We are in the process of making a major systems move where I work, and my depa... Read more

  • what a weekend!

    2/26/2018 8:13:11 AM, by NJJ-EXERCISE30

    Good Morning; We got back yesterday. I could not have picked a more stressful weekend if I had tried harder. DH's family has always been a great challenge to deal with, but they have gotten worse. MIL had gotten severely hurt by a fall. We did not know the details. We met with the physical thera... Read more

  • "Oh Honey, You'll Be Fine!"

    2/26/2018 5:13:53 AM, by JSTETSER

    This is the phrase that I heard to calm me down on my first really difficult hike. Not many people hike North Brother Mountain. It’s in Baxter State Park, and one of the seven 4K Footer peaks of Maine. The hike was an isolated, difficult day for me. We made the 6-hour hike alone, seeing no ot... Read more

  • Flamingos

    2/25/2018 1:02:51 PM, by ILARIAMARCUCCI

    My dad and sister bought me a pink lawn flamingo yesterday, but didn't see it until this morning on the way down to go to church. It made my whole day, and I was tickled pink (pun intended😁).... Read more

  • My Lovely Little Lettuce

    2/25/2018 5:45:10 AM, by JSTETSER

    I love to watch my garden growing! About a week ago, we planted some very old lettuce seeds in this nice little terrarium that we got at Job Lots for a reasonable price. I am looking forward to fresh lettuce in a few weeks! There's just something special about having fresh food! Can you see ... Read more

  • Late days

    2/25/2018 2:06:28 AM, by ILARIAMARCUCCI

    Saturday is my get home late days. I miss my puddin taters.... Read more

  • Day Nine & Ten: Trend Alert

    2/24/2018 11:29:28 PM, by SCHNECKERL

    Maybe I need to just admit that I am better at doubling up? Nah, I will keep trying! I believe that I will continue to improve now that the Olympics are coming to a close. One of the biggest obstacles I've had so far has been how TIRED I am. I'm catching up on sleep this weekend and should be back t... Read more

  • No Vacation from Exercise & Healthy Eating!

    2/24/2018 5:05:42 AM, by JSTETSER

    I promise myself to never take a vacation from Exercise & Healthy Eating! I've got a week's vacation to look forward to! During this coming week, I'll spend part of the time with my mother in Massachusetts, and travel to Florida with Matty, Nora, and grandkids. My husband and I will also find... Read more

  • Workin it

    2/24/2018 2:21:37 AM, by ILARIAMARCUCCI

    So new trainer at my Planet Fitness, learning new exercises. It's nice that different trainers do different workout plans. I work out harder, means I get stronger. I am feeling good seeing my hard work pay off,... Read more

  • Venting

    2/23/2018 10:59:26 PM, by AMYSUZEQ

    I got the word today that the neurologist will no longer prescribe oxycodone to me. I have been off of it for a week and a half roughly and each day the pain increases. I called today to find out what was going on with getting the prescription reordered. I am ok this is great what am I supposed to d... Read more

  • Missing My Daily Walk

    2/23/2018 5:07:12 AM, by JSTETSER

    Yesterday was a very busy day. I didn't get out for my walk. I washed my car instead. I didn't get to ride the stationary bike either. I was able to count it as my rest day, but I truly did miss my walk. Getting out on a nice day in February is a treat! I'm disappointed that I didn't ... Read more

  • Yay!

    2/23/2018 3:06:07 AM, by ILARIAMARCUCCI

    Hard work is paying off here. I feel good!... Read more

  • Day Seven & Eight: Yup, another double day!

    2/22/2018 11:45:30 PM, by SCHNECKERL

    I just want to start out saying that I made a conscious decision yesterday to not blog. I have been extremely stressed out and tired, and the fact that I've been staying up late watching the Olympics has not helped! I had an extremely long and tiring day and before the day even started I had already... Read more

  • NSV dress

    2/22/2018 11:25:31 PM, by VALKYRIA-

    (My favorite figure skater, Yuzuru Hanyu, winning his second Olympic gold medal!) Haven’t lost more weight, but I wore a dress that I hadn’t worn since Dec 29... it fit MUCH better, and I looked great! Soon I’ll be shopping for smaller clothes 😊... Read more

  • Saboteurs

    2/22/2018 9:04:22 PM, by AMYSUZEQ

    Today my Spark Coach assignment is to blog about saboteurs that are interfering my weight loss efforts. Why I think that is and what I can do to stay in control of the situation . I have a friend that is always bringing candy to out meetings and offers it to everyone. I always say no which is e... Read more

  • Graveyard shifts

    2/22/2018 12:59:03 PM, by ILARIAMARCUCCI

    Back to graveyard shifts....yuck!... Read more

  • what a difference a good night sleep makes

    2/22/2018 10:52:09 AM, by NJJ-EXERCISE30

    good Morning; I have been experiencing severe tooth pain for about 3 weeks after a dental procedure for a cavity.. I had lost confidence in my dentist. I had never experienced pain like this in years. My dentist assured me when the permanent crown goes on your tooth will calm down. I went to th... Read more

  • Jackie's Roasted Veggies!

    2/22/2018 5:05:46 AM, by JSTETSER

    I've never posted a recipe before.I have come to love roasted veggies! We eat them at my home 2-3 times a week. It doesn't matter how many veggies we roast, they are always a hit, and they always are gone by the end of dinner. This is an excellent side dish for almost any meal. It is healthy, ... Read more

  • had a bad night -

    2/21/2018 8:31:51 AM, by NJJ-EXERCISE30

    good Morning; I am going to the dentist this morning to work on a crown. I could not sleep last night for a few reasons- my anxiety - the appointment is going to be rough, son and DIL going at it again- anxiety from in-laws health issues. Weather is getting bad again up there. We did find a food s... Read more

  • 2 Cookies Too Many

    2/21/2018 5:15:14 AM, by JSTETSER

    The other day I walked into the Teacher's Room and saw the most delicious chocolate brownie cookies sitting there, unattended. I was alone with temptation, and what did I do? I gobbled down 3 cookies! Later, I had a talk with myself. Jackie, you can't keep doing that! Your goal is to contro... Read more

  • Day Five & Six: Maybe this time?

    2/20/2018 11:35:11 PM, by SCHNECKERL

    I have to say that it is so true that it takes some time before new activities become habits! 21 Days I do believe! Well...I'm on day 5/6 so I guess I'll cut myself some slack for not remembering that I have an extra task now! I'll get it! And of course, I'll make up for my missed day and two topics... Read more