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  • 4-mile Hike Today!

    5/4/2015 6:18:12 PM, by DIANESKATZ

    Good afternoon fellow sparkers! Today I went to my favorite all time hiking place, The Thompson Creek Trail. I was also wondering why they named it that since there is no creek! And, California has been in a 4-yr drought besides! Oh well, at least it sounds nice. Anyhow, enjoyed my hike because it w... Read more

  • Words to Inspire #2

    5/3/2015 6:32:26 PM, by IMAVISION

    195 184 195 184 195 184 195 184 195 184 "Throw back the shoulders, let the heart sing, let the eyes flash, let the mind be lifted up, look upward and say to yourself...Nothing is impossible!" ~ Norman Vincent Peale 195 184 195 184 195 184 195 184 195 184... Read more

  • Interesting Journey

    5/2/2015 12:16:36 PM, by LMONDRICK

    Well this has been a very interesting journey. I finally dropped down to 145. The first 15 lbs came off so easy. I was so proud and happy. The next 14 lbs took forever. I am not sure why but I never gave up. I stayed on track and with it taking almost 6 months I am 29 lbs down. I still have 5 to go.... Read more

  • Premiere of "Words to Inspire"!

    5/1/2015 9:15:22 PM, by IMAVISION

    195 184 195 184 195 184 195 184 195 184 “Although time seems to fly, it never travels faster than one day at a time. Each day is a new opportunity to live your life to the fullest. In each waking day, you will find scores of blessings & opportunities for positive change. Do not let yo... Read more

  • Beths sugery went well.

    5/1/2015 3:56:41 PM, by ~INDYGIRL

    This is her hubby. There was a rotator cuff tear (only about 15 percent torn) and bone spurs were removed and decompression. They also shaved some of the collar bone to ease movement and free up some nerve pinch areas. Beth is excited about the weight loss opportunity she will have by not having her... Read more

  • Gym Time!

    4/30/2015 11:24:17 PM, by DIANESKATZ

    Today I started back to the gym. It had been awhile for me. My friend goes to zumba twice a week. So, when she is doing that I choose to do some treadmill and swimming! I love to swim because the water feels so cool and I feel weightless. Afterwards, I feel energized and like I have accomplished som... Read more

  • Short Quiz #2 (for fun)!

    4/29/2015 10:33:44 AM, by IMAVISION

    38 58 38 58 38 58 38 58 38 58 As always - 304 for checking this out. May the Creator God bless us all with immeasurable power to make positive changes in our lives! 38 58 38 58 38 58 38 58 38 58 How many sandwiches do Americans eat each & every day? 1)... Read more

  • Back again...

    4/26/2015 10:01:27 PM, by WVAWACKADOO

    My last blog was Dec. 17, 2014, so I guess that you could say...I am OFF the wagon. Fortunately my wonderful daughter, Jan-Marie, helps me keep that wagon in sight, due to her commitment to SP & her steady progress. I now weigh 6 lbs. more than I did, when I joined SP, back in Dec. 2011. I find myse... Read more

  • Exercises For When You Think You Can't

    4/25/2015 7:20:24 PM, by ~INDYGIRL

    Yep, I'm disabled but I still exercise. I have degenerative joint disease, fibromyalgia, disks in my back that have herniated, slipped and are bulging, pinched nerve bundles, slipped neck disks, arthritis and knees that need replaced and yes, I could actually go on... The point is you can usually do... Read more

  • Which Golden Girl Are You?

    4/25/2015 5:42:43 PM, by IMAVISION

    184 38 184 38184 38 184 38184 38 As always, 304 for stopping in to check this out. May you know the blessing of loving & receiving love in return! 184 38 184 38184 38 184 38184 38 Take the Golden Girls personality quiz & find out if you are a Blanche, Dorothy, Rose or S... Read more

  • Three quotes!

    4/24/2015 2:04:56 PM, by IMAVISION

    386 381 386 381 386 381 386 381386 381 304 for checking these quotes out. I certainly enjoyed them & am hoping that you will, too! I especially enjoyed the last one! 20 God bless the rest of your Friday & the coming weekend with success in all areas! 386 381 386 381... Read more

  • Welcome New Baby!

    4/23/2015 1:54:05 PM, by TERI-RIFIC

    For the first time in over one and a half years, I skipped breakfast. My daughter started having contractions this morning. So I took a shower and was going to eat breakfast and then dry my hair and take her in to the hospital. We only live 5 minutes away. So I took a shower and then she said we ... Read more

  • Sugar? Gluten? Low Carb? Low Fat? What Do I Eat?

    4/23/2015 8:43:04 AM, by ~INDYGIRL

    Okay, I subscribe to what I call the ADDITION DIET. I add things in, not take them away. Taking away leads to deprivation. Truthfully, Paleo, low carb, gluten free, sugar free... all of you can do this. Find healthy new fresh fruits and vegetables and ADD them into your menu. Find healt... Read more

  • 13 food facts we don't want to believe!

    4/22/2015 10:40:02 PM, by IMAVISION

    427 491 486 45 22 489 483 491 486 45 524 & 304 for giving moments of your lives to stop by. I hope you find the following interesting &/or helpful. God bless us all with His wisdom in selecting the foods we choose to bring into our homes & put into our bodies! 489 483 22 4... Read more

  • Simply

    4/22/2015 3:22:25 PM, by IYA_EKUNDAYO

    I have been writing, but late at night in my journal. I usually write here (in my blog space) but I have, evidently, not been managing my time well because I never have enough of it lately...something I am working on (time management). anyway, I posted a little reminder blog I wrote last year ... Read more

  • Earth Day. Love Her Every Day.

    4/22/2015 3:03:36 PM, by IYA_EKUNDAYO

    Today our Nation recognizes the beautiful Earth we live upon and use daily. She brings us so much life that many of us tend to take for granted each day. Let today bring you back into awareness if you have forgotten, all the ways in which she provides for you so endlessly, day in and day out. Tak... Read more

  • You run like a penguin

    4/22/2015 11:54:54 AM, by WINACHST

    I am taking a running class with my granddaughter (13 year old) and this morning we got together to do our "homework", run 5 minutes walk 3 minutes. She was helping with babysitting a 2 year-old and so I got out my jogging stroller. We are on the third run interval and I am feeling confident t... Read more

  • Tired

    4/21/2015 11:23:02 PM, by FIT5FAMILY

    I've been really tired today. I did zumba last night and was working out each day for about 5 days. Then it hit's, I'm exhausted. I guess I'll try some of the 8 minute workouts. I really need to work on my food in the afternoon. That's when the exhaustion hits,then I get home from work and... Read more

  • Why Did I Change My Spark Name?

    4/21/2015 12:03:44 PM, by ICANINSIGHT

    I realized I have changed since 2008. Yes, I have been here since June of 2008. BOHEMIANCAT is gone. At first, I was the fun loving boomer hippie chick who loved classic rock. Now I am still fun loving, but don't want to identify with that former hippie chick so much. I still have my own style... Read more

  • It's not a diet, it's a lifestyle...

    4/21/2015 10:05:35 AM, by WINACHST

    Isn't that what everyone says when they are promoting a new "diet" plan. I have always had an issue with the use of that word. I think of "diet" as what we eat, good or bad foods. Any food we eat becomes our diet, especially if we eat those types of foods on a daily basis. Using the word "diet"... Read more

  • People Call Me Fat In Public

    4/21/2015 9:48:25 AM, by ~INDYGIRL

    But I've lost over 200 pounds! It took me 10 years and going from bed ridden to walking. I bet they never had the challenges I faced and face ever day with my disabilities... yet they just call me fat sometimes. I hate it. I used to try to talk to them and tell them they were being unkind, but t... Read more

  • Day One Of My Streak

    4/20/2015 11:10:33 AM, by PIXIE-LICIOUS

    Since my last blog, I have had some good days...but unfortunately I've had mostly bad ones. I haven't thrown in the towel, though. I just keep picking myself up and starting over..and over. (It isn't failure unless you completely give up!) I've decided to go back to what has worked for... Read more

  • If you want to fly, you have to get rid of the weight that weighs you down

    4/20/2015 10:52:34 AM, by MIDWESTLORRAINE

    That struck a cord. I'm back. Time to get serious. And I mean serious. I'm getting rid of the who, what, when, why, how crap that weighs me down. It’s never about the food. It’s about the other stuff. I have been in the desert for 40 years. I want out. I have a 40 year reunion and I've never bee... Read more

  • Has Spark People run its course?

    4/20/2015 10:44:46 AM, by WINACHST

    I find that I am not interested much in what is on this site nowadays. I no longer track my food or activities and I don't even care about how many spark points I get on the spinner. I just check some of the teams I had joined when I first joined and realized that I am no longer interested in ... Read more

  • The Clueless, Lucky Husband

    4/20/2015 8:29:50 AM, by TERI-RIFIC

    This morning I went to feed the dogs. Me: (calling up the stairs) where did you put the dog food? Hubs: ( from bed-lucky already) oh, I left it in the car. I'll go get it. Me: that's OK, I'll get it. I just didn't know where you put it. Hubs: I'll have to get it- it's a 40 POUND!! Bag! Me:... Read more

  • I got to walk with my Buddy today!

    4/19/2015 11:01:41 PM, by HEALTHYLU1

    I decided to remove an edging on the shawl I was making, since it wasn't looking good. All I have to do is weave in the ends and I am done! For exercise, I walked in the AM and Danced in the PM and just tooled around otherwise. I did check out a neighorhood open house - a house I liked from the... Read more

  • A Short Quiz (for fun)!

    4/19/2015 9:09:22 PM, by IMAVISION

    38 58 38 58 38 58 38 58 38 58 304 for checking this out. May the Creator God bless your coming week with delights you haven't even considered possible! 38 58 38 58 38 58 38 58 38 58 As a nation how many hamburgers do Americans eat each year? 1) 25 mil... Read more

  • Vegetables Nutrients

    4/18/2015 6:36:38 PM, by -SHAWN-

    Vegetables begin to lose their nutrients the moment they are cut. Once harvested, they begin to consume their own nutrients in order to stay alive. www.thesweetbeet.com/vegetable
    s-nutrients/ ... Read more

  • Finished Week 1 of C25K program and Day 6 of Beck Diet.

    4/18/2015 10:51:09 AM, by ANITAJJ

    This week, I finished Wk1 Day3 of the Couch to 5K pgm. Easier than I expected. I expected I'd have to do a few weeks of "remedial" training first, but Nope. Able to do it without stress. In week 1, you're allowed a 4 minute walk between the 1 minute runs. I found by day 3 that that was more than I n... Read more

  • More of the Long Lost ~Indyisms

    4/17/2015 10:16:49 AM, by ~INDYGIRL

    If you got a traffic ticket, would you break every traffic law the rest of the day? Then why would you toss the whole day over a slice of pizza? (spoken by me first at the 2009 Spark your Life convention) If you think to yourself "I might as well," change it to "I might as well not." H... Read more

  • Poetry Reading

    4/17/2015 4:47:33 AM, by SWDOTB2

    The Dean of the Schurz Library, Vicki Bloom asked me to read some of my poetry at an event on campus yesterday afternoon. This event included recognition of the month of April as National Poetry Month. Being acknowledged as a poet means so much to me and the Dean acknowledged my voice and my yoga ... Read more

  • A few of the Long Lost ~Indyisms

    4/14/2015 12:48:27 PM, by ~INDYGIRL

    Don't take water pills to lose weight because you can't pee out a pizza. Don't put your thoughts into what might have been. Put your energy into what is possible. Never treat your body like a garbage disposal for leftovers. Don't wait to be thin to act thin. Life is happening now, n... Read more

  • Yesterday was truly a Monday!

    4/14/2015 11:12:53 AM, by DAISYOHENRY2015

    Down 0.4 lbs is quite something considering the stress I had yesterday. So far, my plan to take one day at a time is really helping my mental state. I can do every day as a manageable chunk. I don't have to think about how to get through tomorrow.... yet. I am learning that I have to RIDE ... Read more

  • Day 1 of Beck Diet for Solution

    4/14/2015 7:55:16 AM, by ANITAJJ

    Today I'm happy to be re-re-re-starting the Beck program alongside other Spark Beckies... I'm really lookiIng forward to sharing this journey... The task for today is to write down the Advantages of losing weight. DONE. (They're posted on the Day 1 thread)... ... Read more

  • Day 1 of Couch to 5K

    4/14/2015 7:45:12 AM, by ANITAJJ

    I'm starting today. I'm calling this PRE-week1, since I don't know I can do what's required for week 1. This morning I did less than the full 20 minutes with only 2 1-minute jogging seqments. I had technical difficulties with my stopwatch timer on my phone, the controls being too close to the edge, ... Read more

  • THIS can't Be Good!

    4/13/2015 5:09:12 PM, by DIANESKATZ

    With Norma out of town for a week I get to feeling somewhat lonely and sorry for myself. Anyhow, after my congregation meeting yesterday I came home to an empty apartment. My kitties aren't much for conversation and they do little to encourage me in my battle of the bulge. So..I did the unthinkable... Read more

  • Birthday Intention

    4/13/2015 10:49:26 AM, by DOKEYOKEY

    I have a goal to lose eight to nine pounds by the next Hakomi residency (a convenient point in time that happens to be in just over a month). Perhaps that is ambitious for a middle-aged lady, but I'm setting the intention and the actions (below) to make it happen, even if it takes longer than that.... Read more

  • For Christ followers!

    4/13/2015 8:29:09 AM, by IMAVISION

    232 288 232 288 232 288 232 288 232 288 A Sister-in-Christ sent this minute & a half clip my way. I have listened to it several times & have felt the urge to share it in as many formats as possible. I originally was planning to title this blog "WAKE UP AMERICA!"; however, it isn't t... Read more

  • Staying Strong

    4/13/2015 6:58:57 AM, by BELLEMEMAW

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  • Getting Back in the Game

    4/13/2015 6:39:09 AM, by ~INDYGIRL

    It starts with baby steps, not with magic or a strike of motivation or stars aligning just right. You simply have to want it bad enough and make plans to get there. Surrounding myself with the positive influences here on Spark and not being a Lone Ranger is one way I really help myself. ... Read more

  • Spring into Spring 5 K

    4/11/2015 11:03:01 AM, by TERI-RIFIC

    I'm updating blog with a pic. I'm in the group photo at the start next to 120. That huge pic of the smiling woman in the upper right- is the one who just beat me!! A great race! It wasn't snowing! It was 46 balmy degrees. The most important thing is that the race benefitted the Live Stron... Read more

  • Falling down....Literally and Physically.

    4/11/2015 12:43:35 AM, by YAKIRA_AVIGAYIL

    It's been a while. On February 27, a Friday evening. I was going out to walk my almost 3 year old, Boston Terrior. We went out the front door and I slipped on ice, a solid sheet, on my front porch. Fortunately all I did was bruise my right buttock and my right forearm. Two weeks later, Friday... Read more

  • Food Coma- Emotional Eating

    4/10/2015 4:04:33 PM, by ~INDYGIRL

    Ah, the Food Coma! How I long for you! I realized while writing a friend that that was exactly what I've been wanting, a good old fashioned food coma. So I've been grazing here and there for months with emotional eating. The trick to emotional eating and stopping it before it's a binge is to ask... Read more

  • Work Semi-Drama

    4/10/2015 7:31:10 AM, by HEALTHYLU1

    This week I had some semi-drama at work. A group wanted a report, and I needed to create it by querying the database. Unfortunately, my skill at database queries is a little lacking, so I got help from a colleague. He's a really decent guy and likely to be my next manager. That said, I was kind of h... Read more

  • New Fitness Tracker Vivofit 2

    4/10/2015 6:59:08 AM, by TERI-RIFIC

    This will be my third fitness tracker. First was the Spark Tracker which I loved, but when I gave up my laptop, I couldn't use it anymore. It doesn't have Bluetooth capability. (I keep saying this -but- Spark is completely dropping the ball on keeping up with technology. The interface wit... Read more

  • My Story

    4/9/2015 8:21:30 PM, by COACHSANDRAAULT

    My story; My story starts a few years back. Hubby and I were watching TV when an infomercial on Insanity came on. I bought Insanity from that informercial, there and then. I received it in the mail and "watched" it. What the heck was I thinking, ran through my head. I can't do this. I put t... Read more

  • Back to business

    4/7/2015 3:05:14 PM, by FIFIFRIZZLE

    Hi there, strangers! Back to work today. Holiday is over, I am rested, just had a haircut and ready to rock and roll. Again it is raining, but we have had wonderful weather. I,ve read a olt of books and watched a lot of boxed sets, Zumbaed, swam, and now it's back to normal. How've you all bee... Read more

  • Hey You!

    4/7/2015 11:09:16 AM, by BELLEMEMAW

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  • Work in progress

    4/6/2015 6:05:25 PM, by -SHAWN-

    Working on this Triglycerides and Fatty Acids There are three sizes/lengths of triglycerides: Short, Medium & Long Three chains of fatty acids attached to a glycerol equals a triglyceride. They like an "E" www.aps.uoguelph.ca/~swatlan
    d/HTML10234/LEC19/LEC19.html Fat ent... Read more

  • SparkPeople Memories And Wanderings Through The Years

    4/6/2015 11:54:50 AM, by ICANINSIGHT

    I have been on SparkPeople since 2008! That is a long time. There are still some dear friends I have made since that time that I am still friends with, but as I was trying to clear out the years of comments on my SparkPage, I saw all the people who have passed through and are no longer on the sit... Read more

  • Lexie's Easter pics.

    4/6/2015 11:09:29 AM, by SMIDGON

    To see Lexie's Easter finery; check out my Gallery!... Read more

  • Easter pics. today

    4/6/2015 10:59:55 AM, by SMIDGON

    I decided to depart from the usual today. I wanted to see if I could get some Easter pics on here. Haven't tried it for awhile. ... Read more

  • Down 3 pounds since Thursday, 4/2.

    4/5/2015 11:47:26 AM, by DAISYOHENRY2015

    I think the apples and the garcinia cambogia help. 4/2 - 204.8 4/3 - 203.4 4/4 - 202.8 4/5 - 201.8 451 449 448... Read more

  • Mudderella-Super Excited!

    4/5/2015 6:41:09 AM, by TERI-RIFIC

    I just signed my middle daughter and me up for this race in October. The charity is "Futures Without Violence" which works to prevent domestic violence. Since my daughter has been a victim of domestic abuse, this makes the race doubly meaningful for us. She is due to have her third child in a few... Read more

  • Ponder this Interesting Truth!

    4/4/2015 10:41:32 PM, by IMAVISION

    1266712667126671266712667 Jesus died over 2000 years ago. Nobody has ever referred to Him as "the late Jesus"! Not even the heathens! Nowhere in history! Nowhere has He ever been referred to in past tense! He is the Living God! When Jesus died on the cross He ... Read more