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  • Go Figure - Get it back!!!!!!

    1/23/2017 12:07:47 PM, by STARSUB99

    This healthy lifestyle living is hard to learn.... I went back over the past 8 weeks to see what the heck has been going on with me. Have you ever gone back to review what you put in your tracker??? this was my homework from Melissa the Dietician. Well - here's the shocker. I thought I was p... Read more

  • Need to get back on track

    1/22/2017 9:08:48 PM, by FASTFOODFAITH40

    So here I am, just under 40 pounds gone permanently. Been dieting, on and off and whatever you call it when you're supposed to be sticking to a diet but can't, since I was about 21, that's over 30 years ago. The first 40 pounds or so, that took 3 years to come off with OA and the 40 day partial fa... Read more

  • "Born to die" ... not exactly encouraging thing to hear

    1/21/2017 2:01:30 PM, by WINACHST

    well, I can check off one thing of my bucket list of things to do: I created a map in ifit for a run in Key Largo. I created a 6.2 miler at the end. I must admit it was a boring run except at the end. *-* A few things about today's run: 1. It was supposed to be a cross-training or rest day. ... Read more

  • I just added a couple pounds to my weight lifting program

    1/20/2017 10:26:45 PM, by CAT-IN-CJ

    First of all, I'd like you to meet our new addition, Buster Brown. He's 11 weeks old Yorkie and weights a bit over 2 pounds. Mostly fur at this point. Buster is the little bitty ball of fur in my lap. Leroy is the one sitting on my shoulder, wanting nothing to do with the... Read more

  • morning workout

    1/20/2017 8:48:16 PM, by COACHSANDRALEE

    Early to bed and early to rise, makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise.” Those words of wisdom from old Benny (Franklin, that is) make a lot of sense. Morning people pride themselves on being more productive, more successful, and more energized — and they sure act like they’ve got their stuff togeth... Read more

  • What I tried...

    1/20/2017 10:39:16 AM, by FASTFOODFAITH40

    Some of the things that I've tried and either didn't work or only partially worked: Counting Calories WeightWatchers Slimming World (although I did lose 14 pounds at one point and kept it off for a year before it went back on) Herbalife - horrible shakes and pills - lost 7 pounds then ... Read more

  • Advise from an Expert

    1/19/2017 3:20:00 PM, by CAT-IN-CJ

    Waiting for inspiration??? Here's some ADVICE from an EXPERT: Inspiration is for amateurs; the rest of us just show up and get to work. If you wait around for the clouds to part and a bolt of lightning to strike you in the brain, you are not going to make an awful lot of work. All the best... Read more

  • oh my oh my oh my

    1/19/2017 10:24:49 AM, by WINACHST

    I am so frustrated. My weight is up again. I am stuck in this zone and cannot seem to get out of it. ARRRRRRRGH! On the positive, I am getting my cravings under control. Last night at a Bible study, there were cookies and brownies and guess how much I had? Not one bite. I was not even tempted. ... Read more

  • Ordering a Salad

    1/19/2017 12:15:45 AM, by COACHSANDRALEE

    All salads are healthy, right? Nope. Don’t assume that a salad is automatically the healthiest or lowest calorie choice when you eat out. Example: A chicken avocado salad at a popular restaurant chain weighs in at a whopping 1,870 calories. And McDonald’s kale salad? It’s loaded with more calories a... Read more

  • What was I thinking?????

    1/18/2017 5:07:42 PM, by STARSUB99

    Oh my. I was so on track yesterday. I had a meeting after work - and I planned to treat myself to a starter salad with a grilled chicken and a glass of red - I had it all planned out. And I was alone - which is not a biggie for me. I thoroughly enjoyed my time alone - had my meal - had my wine ... Read more


    1/18/2017 8:55:13 AM, by --DEBY--

    26 576 586 576 576 586576 26 188 ~Waving Hello~ ~Wishing Everyone~ ~a WONDERfilled ~ ~WEIRDnWILDnWISE Wednesday~ ~BLESSings~ALLways~Deby~ 26 576 586 576 576 586576 26 "It sounds so simple, but if you just be yourself, you're different than anyone else." ~ ... Read more

  • Veggie Tikka Masala

    1/17/2017 12:46:18 PM, by WINACHST

    Well, I just ate a meal of my version of a Tikka Masala. OMG! that was so amazing I made mine with all veggies. The sauce is a variation of Vegan Richa's that i found in her cookbook. I did not follow the recipe and have no idea how it made this. So it will be an adventure next time I wan... Read more

  • ~TERRIFIC~ Tuesday

    1/17/2017 8:36:39 AM, by --DEBY--

    26334261042633426 213 ~Waving Hello~ ~Wishing Everyone~a Happy TERRIFIC Tuesday~ ~BLESSings~ALLways~Deby~ 26334261042633426 "The only thing that will make you happy is being happy with who you are, and not who people think you are." ~Goldie Hawn 263342610426... Read more

  • 3. Drinking Your Fruits and Vegetables

    1/16/2017 9:53:35 PM, by COACHSANDRALEE

    Juicing is an easy way to get your daily fruits and vegetables, but that green juice may not be as healthy as you think it is. Most juicers remove the pulp (or fiber) from the fruit. But the fiber in fruits and vegetables is just as important as the vitamins and minerals in the juice: Fiber helps... Read more

  • ~ MAGICal ~

    1/16/2017 8:21:42 AM, by --DEBY--

    88 188 88 188 88 188 88 188 188 ~Waving Hello~ ~Wishing Everyone~ a MAGICAL Monday & a MARVELous Week ~BLESSings~ALLways~Deby~ 88 188 88 188 88 188 88 188 "The world is full of magical things patiently waiting for our wits to grow sharper... Read more

  • # 2

    1/15/2017 3:40:31 PM, by COACHSANDRALEE

    Not Watching Your Sugar By now, we all know that too much sugar in your diet is not a good thing. The American Heart Association advises no more than six teaspoons of sugar per day for women and no more than nine for men. The problem is that even if you’re cutting sugar from your coffee and kic... Read more

  • 100+ days Challenge (23 wks) Getting Ready for Summer

    1/15/2017 9:59:05 AM, by --DEBY--

    100+ Challenge (23 wks) Getting Ready for Summer..... Wow... Time sure seems to be speeding up... Summer will be here before we know it... So... I started last week on a couple of my teams... a 100+ days Challenge to get myself ready for summer... I know my Future Summer Me Will ... Read more

  • ~SUNsational~

    1/15/2017 9:15:04 AM, by --DEBY--

    67 41467 41467 414 67 414 414 ~Waving Hello~ ~Wishing Everyone~ a SUNsational SUNday ~ ~BLESSings~ALLways~Deby~ 67 41467 41467 41467 414 ~There will Be Days.... When... You will have to Bring the SUNshine with you... creating your own SUNsation~ 414... Read more

  • Eat up with cuteness

    1/14/2017 8:40:27 PM, by CAT-IN-CJ

    So we went to see the puppies again today. And we took Bad Leroy Brown with us this time. And we have narrowed it a choice between two. LeRoy is having nothing to do with the "up close and personal, getting to know you" part of the interview. We will make the final decision in two weeks. And l... Read more

  • # 1 how to get off the plateau

    1/14/2017 1:38:59 PM, by COACHSANDRALEE

    You’ve got two goals on your to-do list: Exercise more and eat healthy. You’re crushing the exercise goal and it wasn’t as hard as you thought it would be. Your “eat healthy” goal, however, has been more of a challenge. But you’re making it work: cooking more at home, packing lunch for work, an... Read more

  • ~SUPER~ Saturday

    1/14/2017 9:22:27 AM, by --DEBY--

    345 530 531 216 531 530 345 216 ~Waving Hello~ ~Wishing Everyone~ a ~SUPER Saturday~ ~BLESSings~ALLways~Deby~ 345 530 531 216 531 530 345 "A hero is someone who has given his or her life to something bigger than oneself." ~ Joseph Campbell ... Read more

  • Hectic start to new year!

    1/14/2017 8:35:00 AM, by TIGERSPEECH

    No more slow mo January around here. -We got our daughter successfully launched to London for study abroad. -I had a good 59th birthday. -Went back to work and had a snow day and 70 degree weather in 1 week. South Carolina is like that sometimes! But, this was an extreme even for us. -Lost 1... Read more

  • week 8 and last one on this subject

    1/13/2017 7:49:51 PM, by COACHSANDRALEE

    Eat a perfect diet. Let’s get after it. No one is better able to tell you what you should eat than you. Our bodies are all different, and the key to your own perfect diet is learning about how your body reacts to different foods under different circumstances. Your journey over the last seven weeks s... Read more

  • Sharing Another Cheap Fashion Find

    1/13/2017 6:01:23 PM, by TRESSWANN

    Going shopping with DH sometimes is like going with a child. Turn your head and he disappears. Wednesday we went on a BJs run. He disappeared so I stayed by last sighting in the middle of the store. Time was passing, started to wander. Earthworks yoga pants - 9.98! Tag - 58.00! DH returns. W... Read more

  • Making it ~FUNtastic~

    1/13/2017 8:28:06 AM, by --DEBY--

    201 212 201 212201 212201 212 188 ~Waving hi~ ~Wishing Everyone~ a FUNtastic Friday ~&~a WONDERfilled Weekend ~BLESSings~ALLways~Deby~ 201 212 201 212201 212201 212 "I think people should have fun. And don't get so down on yourself. Enjoy life and be the ... Read more

  • week 7

    1/13/2017 12:06:42 AM, by COACHSANDRALEE

    Be yourself. No rules — just try and eat as healthily as you can and do it by feel. Trusting yourself might seem like a lot of responsibility, but by now you’ll be up to it. Learning to eat by feeling what your body needs is an important step in your transformation. Consider the way you’ve been eati... Read more

  • Non-Scale Victory!

    1/12/2017 11:23:00 PM, by CAT-IN-CJ

    Today was the first day we've seen the sun in a long time! After the first couple of days of snow, we walked around the property in the fluffy snow . . . it was awesome. But after 24+ inches of snow and ice followed by heavy rains, we've been unable to get outside for our daily walks... Read more

  • ~THOUGHTfilled~ Thursday

    1/12/2017 8:51:21 AM, by --DEBY--

    135 184 135 184 135 184 135 184 188 ~Waving Hello~ ~Wishing Everyone~ ~a BLOOMing~ * ~THOUGHTfilled Thursday~ ~BLESSings~ALLways~Deby~ 184 135 184 135 184 135 184 135 "A positive attitude causes a chain reaction of positive thoughts, events and out... Read more

  • Week 6

    1/11/2017 10:05:05 PM, by COACHSANDRALEE

    If man makes it, don’t eat it. This is likely to be the hardest week of your diet. You want to eat only whole foods and eliminate all processed foods, even good ones, for the week. This includes breads, most salad dressings, all cereal, luncheon meats, cheese, dried fruits, anything with preservativ... Read more

  • Nine Mile River

    1/11/2017 8:25:41 PM, by RAINBOWMF

    This is the river behind our cabin. It is high and running very fast. Don't know why video posted sideways This windmill was a gift to me, I will paint all up nice and find a spot for it in the spring. I love it. ... Read more

  • WEIRDnWILDnWISE Wednesday

    1/11/2017 10:23:04 AM, by --DEBY--

    401 418 402 414 403 415 405 413 188 ~Waving Hello~ ~Wishing Everyone~ ~a WONDERfilled ~WEIRDnWILDnWISE Wednesday~ ~BLESSings~ALLways~Deby~ 401 418 402 414 403 415 405 413 "To help yourself, you must be yourself. Be the best that you can be.... Read more

  • week5

    1/10/2017 9:50:26 PM, by COACHSANDRALEE

    Reduce starchy carbohydrates. Starches include rice, bread, potatoes, corn, beans, and other legumes. While many of these are in no way bad foods, most of us eat too much of them. The goal here is to cut way down on them, if not totally out, and then add them back in when your body feels like it nee... Read more

  • UPs and Downs

    1/10/2017 4:03:54 PM, by STARSUB99

    Well I went for testing and my scores are back. My blood sugars are a little high - and my thyroid is a bit low. I take certain medications that put me at risk for metabolic syndrome. So I have a follow up with another physician to see what's what. I'm a bit scared - my dad has type 2 diabi... Read more

  • Toothpaste

    1/10/2017 3:38:46 PM, by CAT-IN-CJ

    Had to share this. Not my story, but certainly relevant, regardless of age. My daughter starts middle school tomorrow. We've decorated her locker, bought new uniforms, even surprised her with a new backpack. But tonight just before bed, we did another pre-middle school task that is far more im... Read more

  • week 4

    1/9/2017 9:09:52 PM, by COACHSANDRALEE

    Cook at home. One of the best ways to control your eating is to prepare all your meals yourself. Eliminate all fast food (which hopefully happened in Week 1) and most other restaurant food. You may still eat food from certain restaurants where you can be sure of the ingredients (most will be savvy e... Read more

  • Monday, Monday

    1/9/2017 11:30:28 AM, by CAT-IN-CJ

    Power is out again. Internet tower is down. Time to hook up the generator. ... Read more

  • week 3

    1/8/2017 10:01:15 PM, by COACHSANDRALEE

    Week 3 Eat some colorful, low-density food at every meal. These are foods that take up a lot of space without a lot of calories. Veggies are the most obvious example. You can eat a salad bowl overflowing with lettuce and veggies and you most likely won’t exceed 100 calories. By eating low-densi... Read more

  • Starting Point

    1/8/2017 8:46:45 AM, by PIXIE-LICIOUS

    Like millions of other people around he world, I made a new years resolution to get healthy and lose weight this year. So with the support of my husband, I got back on the eating right and exercising wagon. I'm very blessed to have a husband who supports me not just with words, but with actions... Read more

  • week 2

    1/6/2017 7:17:07 PM, by COACHSANDRALEE

    Each week’s rules are cumulative, so the “no junk” rule from Week 1 will apply until the end, as will each subsequent week’s rule. Remember that this is a process. Treat it as though you’re in school and the subject is your own body. Eat small, eat often. Eat every couple of hours while you’re ... Read more


    1/6/2017 7:00:50 PM, by SMIDGON

    I wrote another blog yesterday but where is it? I wrote that yesterday (Oct 05 ) was the third month since John has left us. It meandt so much to me to share that with you all ! I miss him so much. Now the weather is bad, and I can't get out. Hubby's health is decling. It has... Read more


    1/6/2017 6:56:37 PM, by SMIDGON

    I wrote another blog yesterday but where is it? I wrote that yesterday (Oct 05 ) was the third month since John has left us. It meandt so much to me to share that with you all ! I miss him so much. Now the weather is bad, and I can't get out. Hubby's health is decling. It has... Read more

  • On Day 5 Of My Streak

    1/6/2017 12:02:30 PM, by PIXIE-LICIOUS

    As part of my "fresh start" in getting back on track, I have committed to blogging more regularly. Its hard to know what to blog about right now, because I'm only on day 5 of my streak. I don't have any progress to celebrate. At least not yet! But I know that time will come, if I continue to work f... Read more

  • E2 Seven-Day Rescue Diet Challenge Day 3

    1/6/2017 7:30:02 AM, by WINACHST

    Well, I made it through the first two days and realized how many calories I am not eating by eliminating the junk food. Too be honest, I am amazed at how many calories I have eaten in the past from junk food (candy or chips) in one sitting. I am down a pound. But I am not going to get too exci... Read more

  • week 1

    1/5/2017 7:19:29 PM, by COACHSANDRALEE

    No junk. Eliminate junk food from your diet. That’s it, just junk. Other than this, you can eat whatever and whenever you like. The definition of junk is obvious stuff, like potato chips, candy, ice cream, cake, etc. You may be stricter if you’d like, but for Week 1, don’t be too hard on yourself. J... Read more

  • ~My Grandson~

    1/5/2017 2:50:22 PM, by --DEBY--

    Quincy Ray born... Nov. 27, 2016 Just a quick.. pop in to share that... We are enjoying our trip ... Our Grandson is sooooooo Precious... We are BLESSed... & having fun... Be back Sparking in a few Days... Wishing Everyone a BLESSed Week ~Deby ... Read more

  • Day 4 - a fine day

    1/4/2017 8:46:07 PM, by HEALTHYLU1

    So today was day 4 - I almost ate too much dried mango, but I checked it first and then decided to eat some but less and add some peanuts to increase my protein and a little fat, which I have room for. Yay me! I was talking to a dear friend yesterday and she wanted advice. I really felt great t... Read more

  • Grilled Chicken Caesar Salad

    1/4/2017 7:11:18 PM, by COACHSANDRALEE

    Have your croutons and eat them too with this lighter version of Caesar salad that is high in protein but low in calories. Total Time: 10 min. Prep Time: 10 min. Cooking Time: None Yield: 6 servings Ingredients: 3 romaine lettuce heads, chopped (or torn) 12 oz grilled chicken bre... Read more

  • Which Would you rather have, being overweight or kidney stones?

    1/4/2017 8:33:57 AM, by WINACHST

    Hubby's back is giving him some serious grief. Yesterday, he mentioned that he felt a bulge and it was pulsating, so being concerned that it may be involving a disc and a blood vessel, he asked me to take him to the doctor. Relief given, no way was it the concern he had. But, get this, the doctor as... Read more

  • Do's and Don't

    1/3/2017 9:28:35 PM, by COACHSANDRALEE

    It’s January! Time to dust off those sneakers and dive in to that fitness routine so you can ditch those holiday pounds and get down to your goal weight. Whether you’re following a routine for the first time (or for the first time in a long time) or just refocusing your efforts in the New Year,... Read more

  • Walking in a winter wonderland

    1/3/2017 9:05:08 PM, by CAT-IN-CJ

    Around 2 feet of snow and still coming down. No electricity since yesterday and power company isn't giving so much as a guestimate when it might be restored. But we're doing great. Lots of dry wood for heat and generator to power well pump and give us some light to read by and light appliances ... Read more

  • New Year, New Mindset

    1/3/2017 8:56:31 AM, by WINACHST

    Well, it has been a difficult past month, weight wise and smart eating choices. But I signed up for the Engine 2 7-Day Rescue challenge hoping to have motivation to get back on track. My daughter signed up for it and is anxious to start eating better. So, I need to be strong so that I can help her e... Read more

  • ~TERRIFIC~ Tuesday

    1/3/2017 6:42:30 AM, by --DEBY--

    26334261042633426 213 ~Waving Hello~ ~Wishing Everyone a Happy TERRIFIC Tuesday~ ~BLESSings~ALLways~Deby~ 26334261042633426 "Stay positive and happy. Work hard and don't give up hope. Be open to criticism and keep learning. Surround yourself with happy, warm and... Read more

  • Starting the New Year well

    1/2/2017 10:11:25 PM, by HEALTHYLU1

    I've been tracking my food for today and yesterday. So far, doing pretty well. I am feeling good about it. So what if it's not my first time to this goat rodeo - I can just be that much better prepared for the challenges ahead. Sometimes it will be hard, but I can make this as easy as possible ... Read more

  • Winter Wonderland

    1/2/2017 8:53:24 PM, by CAT-IN-CJ

    The snow started yesterday and continued through the night. Woke up to about 8 inches..... Bad Leroy Brown couldn't see over it, so we had to make a few adjustments..... by the time he got back inside, he was a snowball! I warmed him up and dried him with the blow dryer . . . which he loves.... Read more

  • Baked Oatmeal Cup

    1/2/2017 6:01:15 PM, by COACHSANDRALEE

    Busy mornings? Then you’ll love these baked oatmeal cups with walnuts and sweet raisins. Why oatmeal? It’s high in soluble fiber, which helps with digestion and metabolizing carbs, it can help lower LDL cholesterol and, in turn, improve heart health and regular blood sugar, and it’s high in magnesiu... Read more

  • The Hope And The Reality

    1/2/2017 1:50:58 PM, by ICANINSIGHT

    First, the reality. I am being honest here. I lost 35 pounds in 2016, but gained back 20. 2 Still a loss and I hate to admit it. I will change my weight loss ticker to reflect that. My eating got way off even before Thanksgiving. I did it by low carb, but discovered I was low in some very i... Read more

  • Fresh Start

    1/2/2017 9:29:22 AM, by PIXIE-LICIOUS

    I haven't blogged since June. I haven't been eating right since July, and I haven't worked out since October. Now that the bad news is out of the way, I can focus on the good news, which is that I'm still here, and I am ready to start over. Today is 249 of my fresh start. I'm not going to... Read more

  • the year ahead

    1/2/2017 8:55:02 AM, by TIGERSPEECH

    It feels like it will be a momentous year ahead and I want to grab onto it and make the most of it. I will be turning 59 in a few days and that has really been on my mind. I've been thinking about what I have done in those 59 years and what I plan to do in the next year year before I turn 60. What ... Read more

  • ~Simply~ MARVELous

    1/2/2017 8:34:56 AM, by --DEBY--

    220 247 220 247 220 247 220 247 188 ~Waving Hello~ ~Wishing Everyone~ ~a MARVELOUS Monday~ ~&~ a MAGNIFICENT Week~ ~BLESSings~ALLways~Deby~ 220 247 220 247 220 247 220 247 "The essential lesson I've learned in life is to just be yourself. Treasur... Read more

  • Happy New Year!

    1/1/2017 11:21:56 AM, by PATER59

    Today is the start of a brand new year. I am not making resolutions as they always fail. But, at work, we are having a Biggest Loser competition and I have joined. You pay $10 at the start, we weigh each week, and at the end, someone wins the pot. I am hoping that this will be some added motivat... Read more

  • a new year

    1/1/2017 9:18:24 AM, by TIGERSPEECH

    the new year has begun and I wish for contentment and health slowing down at the right time and speeding up when needed seeking new friends and remembering old ones to learn and grow gratitude for all that I have and wondering what will be next.... Read more


    1/1/2017 8:00:11 AM, by --DEBY--

    67 41467 41467 41467 414 414 ~Hello~ ~Welcome to a LOVEly New Year ~Wishing Everyone~ ~a BLESSed Sunday~&~a BLESSed YEAR ahead ~BLESSings~ALLways~Deby~ 67 41467 41467 41467 414 This is my wish for you.... this new year 2017: Comfort on difficult d... Read more

  • Tie that sucker up with a bow!

    12/31/2016 3:43:41 PM, by CAT-IN-CJ

    I've been around here for a few years . . . . and it's time to clean out some of my old files, so here we go. . . . one more time for old times sake For the first time in many years, I really had hope. I had found SparkPeople and -- after 20-some years of being a vegan/vegetarian -... Read more

  • ~HAPPY~ ~NEW Years EVE~

    12/31/2016 11:55:05 AM, by --DEBY--

    593 283 412 408 412 283 593 188 ~Waving Hello~ Wishing Everyone a Fairy SPARKtacular Saturday & a ~Happy Safe New Years Eve~ ~BLESSings~ALLways~Deby~ 593 283 412 408 412 283 593 412 ~*~Cheers~ 408 ~to YOU & Me~*~ 412 ~Happy New Years Eve... Read more

  • O. W. L. Team...... new year New Team

    12/31/2016 11:32:23 AM, by --DEBY--

    Intro..... O.W.L. a Stress Free Zone for OLDER WISER LADIES (or LADs) of all Ages..... sharing their life experience, getting fit & staying fit... having some fun, & just hanging out. I just started a new team... in to start off a New Year... if you have time... c... Read more

  • You gotta have FRIENDS

    12/30/2016 7:45:13 AM, by --DEBY--

    129 342 247 361 361 247 342 129 188 ~Waving hi~ Wishing Everyone a LOVEly ~FRIENDly Friday~ & Safe FUNtastic New Years Weekend ~BLESSings~ALLways~Deby~ 129 342 247 361 361 247 342 129 "Don't walk behind me; I may not lead. Don't walk in front of me; I ... Read more

  • Fun and games

    12/29/2016 10:38:45 PM, by CAT-IN-CJ

    The mountains around our valley are white! And I love to see the snow. Up there. In the mountains. Not down here in the valley. However, forecasters indicate that the weather is turning colder . . . it's been in the mid to lower 30's, but it's dipping down into the 20's tonig... Read more

  • ~Breaking Up with 2016~

    12/29/2016 4:14:30 PM, by --DEBY--

    46 My Dearest "2016" I am writing to tell you... I am breaking up with you... I want to thank you for all the good times we shared... I also want to say... I forgive you for the bad times too... We Laughed, We Cried, and we LOVEd.... but now our time must come to an end... I hav... Read more

  • Decluttering Discovery

    12/29/2016 3:57:34 PM, by TRESSWANN

    It's the time of year for decluttering. I like to get as much old stuff out of the house. Sort of karma, clearing the decks for a less encumbered future. And I take the tax deduction, too. So, you know how it is, those clothes you hang on to for one more season because then they will fit? We a... Read more

  • ~THOUGHTfilled~

    12/29/2016 7:38:30 AM, by --DEBY--

    184 135 184 135 184 135 184 135 188 ~Waving Hello~ ~Wishing Everyone~ ~a BLOOMing ~THOUGHTfilled Thursday~ ~BLESSings~ALLways~Deby~ 184 135 184 135 184 135 184 135 "Know what you want to do, hold the thought firmly, and do every day what should b... Read more

  • Do I look ready for New Year's Eve? (PICTURES)

    12/29/2016 1:45:01 AM, by _RAMONA

    Just over a year ago I was 250 lbs. & over 50% BMI... Obese Class III. (I know most of you already know this... and I know it, too... but somehow I've still not fully absorbed this fact so, please, bear with me as a continue to repeat it... until.) Today I'm STILL 155 lbs... Read more

  • So Thankful for all those at Spark People

    12/28/2016 2:02:45 PM, by WINACHST

    Even though I do not respond a lot to those who take the time to respond to my blogs, I want you all to know that I really appreciate all the support and kind words that have been given these past days, weeks, months, and years. I really do appreciate you all and all those at Spark People too. ... Read more


    12/28/2016 9:11:27 AM, by --DEBY--

    239 129 239 129239 129 239 129 239 ~Waving Hello~ ~Wishing Everyone~ a PAWSitively PURRfect WEIRDnWILDnWISE Wednesday ~BLESSings~ALLways~Deby~ 239 129 239 129239 129 239 129 "The clever cat eats cheese and breathes down rat holes with baited breath." ... Read more

  • Time for refreshing

    12/27/2016 10:58:56 PM, by CAT-IN-CJ

    We made it through another Christmas. Whew. Pretty nifty that DH's daughter & son-in-law upgraded their 'old' tv (which was less than 2 years old) and gave it to us. It's about 20 years newer than ours. They also gave us a new gizmo (BluRay) of some sort that allows us to hook it up to ou... Read more

  • Chai seeds

    12/27/2016 8:21:58 PM, by COACHSANDRALEE

    1. SOAKING REMOVES NEGATIVE PROPERTIES Soaking chia seeds releases additional “enzyme inhibitors” that nature has in place to protect the seed from sprouting prematurely. Without soaking when you eat them, the enzyme inhibitors also will bind to nutrients we need, potentially create nutritional de... Read more

  • What brings you joy?

    12/27/2016 12:03:56 PM, by CAT-IN-CJ

    Hope you had a good Christmas. Ours was very quiet, peaceful. Full of memories of days gone by. Looking forward to a new year filled with joy. How was your Christmas??... Read more

  • ~HAPPY~ Tuesday

    12/27/2016 9:04:06 AM, by --DEBY--

    26334261042633426 213 ~Waving Hello~ ~Wishing Everyone~ a Happy TERRIFIC Tuesday~ ~BLESSings~ALLways~Deby~ 26334261042633426 "I'm getting better, happier, and nicer as I grow older, so I would be terrific in a couple of hundred years time." ~ Maeve Binchy ... Read more

  • simple math for simple sugars

    12/26/2016 9:11:50 PM, by COACHSANDRALEE

    LET'S DO SOME SIMPLE MATH, don't worry it's not the "new" math. :D When you are trying to find out how many sugar calories are in your drink, cookie.... whatever.... do this math. For every gram of sugar X's that by 4. so if you have 64 grams of sugar in your soda 64 x 4 = 256 SUGAR calori... Read more

  • Simply ~MARVELous~

    12/26/2016 12:59:12 PM, by --DEBY--

    444 ~Waving Hello~ ~Wishing Everyone~ ~a MARVELOUS Monday~ ~&~ a MAGNIFICENT Week~ ~BLESSings~ALLways~Deby~ 425 444 425 444 425 444 425 ~May we all find the MARVELous Treasures that that are offered us throughout this Day~ ~Deby 425 444 42... Read more

  • Snowbirdin' in The Villages, FL

    12/26/2016 9:08:50 AM, by DE_GURL

    Yes our 3rd snowbirdin' season in The Villages, FL, known as the 'Disney for Adults' right here in Central Florida, close by to the actual Disneyworld. We have put up for sale our lovely 1999 block stucco court yard villa where we poured our heart and soul each new season including a new heat/a... Read more

  • After the holiday...

    12/26/2016 6:38:12 AM, by WINACHST

    Well, this years dinner is over and boy, oh boy, did I not stay compliant with my eating this past month. First, during December, hubby had a lot of doctor appointments which meant we ate out more than usual (read here: I ate a lot of higher fat meals and way more than I needed to). Plus I often eat... Read more

  • Spark Anniversary Musings

    12/25/2016 7:47:48 PM, by TRESSWANN

    I signed up for Spark today in .2008! I was despondent and weighed 26 pounds more. DH was at the beginning of his serious downward spiral. I was alone because he was "medicated." It only got worse. We have been together for 15 Christmases, most of them miserable. This year, is one of the few ... Read more

  • ~MERRY~ Christmas~

    12/25/2016 7:34:07 AM, by --DEBY--

    460 447 446 407 446 447 460 188 ~Waving Hello~ ~Wishing Everyone ~ the MERRYest Christmas~ ~BLESSings~ALLways~Deby~ 460 447 446 407 446 447 460 ~May we all be embraced with the gift of LOVE this Christmas Day~ Deby 460 447 446 407 446 447 460 ... Read more

  • Wishing you all the Joy of Christmas

    12/24/2016 11:23:09 PM, by CAT-IN-CJ

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