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  • Short Quiz #5 (for fun)!

    5/23/2015 8:52:30 PM, by IMAVISION

    38 58 38 58 38 58 38 58 38 58 Well, 524 & 304 for checking this for fun quiz out. God bless you in all areas of life! 38 58 38 58 38 58 38 58 38 58 There are 102 of these in Sea Isle City, New Jersey. What is it? 1) Churches 2) Homes with children ... Read more

  • Being good and getting better

    5/23/2015 9:26:30 AM, by WINACHST

    I just read a motivating blog about making changes, one step at a time. 1. Every journey has challenges 2. Make each journey your own 3. Enjoy your journey, find pleasure in it. I have been struggling these past few months to eat healthier because I have gained some extra pounds and a... Read more

  • FREE SparkRally July 25, Registering Now

    5/22/2015 1:47:02 PM, by ~INDYGIRL

    July 25th, we will be having a SPARK RALLY at the Noblesville, Indiana Library from 10 am -5 pm. BE EXCITED! We always have lots of fun and YOU are invited! You have to register via the Noblesville Library, more info to come on how to do that. We will be hearing from Bradmill2922 who has lo... Read more

  • Too Much

    5/20/2015 8:28:43 PM, by RAINBOWMF

    I don't get sick very often, in fact I don't even remember the last time I was sick, stomach and bathroom problems. Any way as I lay in bed calming down from being sick, I was looking around my bedroom 24 you know human's in general just have too much stuff! I have been living compac... Read more

  • Road Trip and Sometimes I Just Don't Get It

    5/20/2015 6:40:16 AM, by TERI-RIFIC

    My son's girlfriend sent me this picture. We went to visit him this past week-end. Also we took the grandkids to see their paternal grandparents. A twelve hour drive with three children two and under is not fun for anyone. (Plus two dogs!) On the way down there was vomiting within the first 20 mi... Read more

  • For Real?

    5/19/2015 10:29:18 AM, by WINACHST

    This morning on facebook, I saw a post on my daughter's newsfeed from an anti-Monsanto page. On it, this friend of hers posted, "I saw this and thought of you because you are the most food conscious person I know." Well, I know my daughter and she is far from being "food conscious". She is very voc... Read more

  • Unsolicited Advice For New Spark Members

    5/18/2015 11:14:25 AM, by ICANINSIGHT

    Hey, I am a team leader and noticed that many of you set your page to private. We won't bite! Take it off private, please so we can give you "goodies" and comment with encouragement on your page. If there is sensitive data in your profile, just take it off, but please don't set to private. Pa... Read more

  • Gardening Continued

    5/18/2015 7:42:12 AM, by ALBERTA119

    Woke up excited to plant the more of our garden. Looked outside there was a deer in the pasture! I grabbed the recycle bag, ran out of the house shaking it and the deer dashed away. I sure hope it stays away. Two years ago a deer ate all the green beans. The tomatoe and cucumber seeds I started in... Read more

  • Words to Inspire #5

    5/17/2015 8:01:41 PM, by IMAVISION

    195 184 195 184 195 184 195 184 195 184 “You've got to say, I think that if I keep working at this and want it badly enough I can have it. It's called perseverance. ~ Lee Iacocca 195 184 195 184 195 184 195 184 195 184... Read more

  • Got my work out in our garden : )

    5/17/2015 4:36:03 AM, by ALBERTA119

    Planted 6 pumpkin plants I had started in the house by seed from last year's Atlantic Giant Jack O Lanterns. Then to the flower beds planted 18 wave petunias, 5 white Shasta Daisy, three more plants to attract humming birds and butterflies. Broke into a sweat as if I was at my Hot Yoga class becau... Read more

  • I don't do blogs!

    5/16/2015 9:16:34 PM, by JSMUDE1

    This is my blog entry to let you know I don't do blogs. At least not yet! LOL.... who in the world reads them anyway?? I digress..... my theme song for this journey is "Put One Foot in Front of the Other" from the children's classic animated film "Santa Claus Is Coming To Town".... Read more

  • Friday Temptations, & Reward For Staying On Track

    5/16/2015 11:41:50 AM, by PIXIE-LICIOUS

    Today is day 18 of my streak! Yesterday, my husband went out on a job interview bright and early in the morning, and after the interview he stopped at the donut shop for a cup of coffee...and while he was at it, he bought a couple of donuts to bring home! When he came in the door bearing ... Read more

  • Flavored Water

    5/16/2015 10:51:52 AM, by COACHSANDRAAULT

    Water is one of the best ways to stay hydrated. And, staying hydrated is important to help your body work efficiently, to perform best in your workouts, and to help you lose weight. In fact, did you know that many times that you feel hungry you’re actually thirsty? Still, drinking half your body... Read more

  • HALT Emotional Eating

    5/16/2015 8:47:15 AM, by ~INDYGIRL

    I learned a saying back when I was going to Overeaters Annonymous called HALT which stands for HUNGRY, ANGRY, LONELY and Tired. I actually like to add a B with that to represent Bored for the times you are most likely to emotionally eat. First ask yourself are you actually stomach hungry or he... Read more

  • Race Day Tomorrow

    5/15/2015 8:15:52 AM, by WINACHST

    Tomorrow my granddaughter and I will be running a 5k. She is going to have some special people watch her run; that means she is going to leave me in her dust. She is a crowd runner and loves to show people how fast she can run. However, when we do our training exercise, she whines about how tired sh... Read more

  • One day at a time....

    5/14/2015 3:47:36 PM, by CHANGINGELAINE

    I always go back to this same saying because it truly is the only way it works in my life...."one day at a time". I have never been big on blogging but I think I need the accountability of it so I am going to work on writing more often here. I also want to challenge myself daily to work on one t... Read more

  • Words to Inspire #4

    5/14/2015 1:53:21 AM, by IMAVISION

    195 184 195 184 195 184 195 184 195 184 "Never think that God's delays are God's denials. Hold on; hold fast; hold out. Patience is genius." ~ Georges-Louis Leclerc (later Comte de Buffon) 195 184 195 184 195 184 195 184 195 184... Read more

  • Shingles Vaccine

    5/13/2015 2:23:43 PM, by DIANESKATZ

    Shingles is a painful skin rash, often with blisters. At least 1 million people a year get shingles in the United States. Only someone who has had chickenpox can get shingles. It affects 1 in 3 people. I got my vaccine two days ago. I encourage others age 60 and older to get vaccinated.... Read more

  • A Little Story

    5/13/2015 1:13:32 PM, by PIXIE-LICIOUS

    Today is day 15 of my streak! My workouts for this week are DDP Yoga and lots of cardio! I'm going "old school" for cardio this week. I've been doing My Fitness Coach (Wii game) and its a surprisingly good workout. Here's a picture of me after a 45 minute My Fitness Coach workout; ... Read more

  • I've got a thing going on...

    5/12/2015 1:28:48 PM, by FIFIFRIZZLE

    .... And it has pretty much totally peroccupied me for the whole year. And the end is in sight. 198... Read more

  • Day 13 Of My Streak!

    5/11/2015 11:35:38 AM, by PIXIE-LICIOUS

    Today is day 13 of my streak! I've gotten out of the habit of regular blogging, but I know that I need to get back into it, because it really helps me to stay on track. So I'm going to try to blog at least 3 times a week from now on. I turned 54 last month, and I decided to give mys... Read more

  • A 5 K and a Point 3 Miler

    5/10/2015 6:16:23 AM, by TERI-RIFIC

    2 Yesterday I ran a 5 K (35:03) and we decided to have my granddaughter do the fun run of .3 miles. Today is her birthday. She is two. So on race day she was one. She came in dead last, but I'm sure she was first in her age group! I was third in mine and there were more than three. Here we at the... Read more

  • Short Quiz #4 (for fun)!

    5/9/2015 8:41:57 PM, by IMAVISION

    38 58 38 58 38 58 38 58 38 58 213 So pleased you have taken time to stop by! Enjoy this fourth short quiz. This truly is the fourth one. I accidentally deleted the second one! 198 Proving once again just how gifted this gal can be! 20 144 To all the Mom’s reading this:... Read more

  • remain consistent

    5/9/2015 12:11:40 PM, by COACHSANDRAAULT

    But what can stop you? Look, you’re excited right? Committed? Have big goals? Believe in youself? Then what can hold you back? What will sabotage you? What is already derailing you day in and day out? In a word: Distractions. Our attention is being bombarded merci... Read more

  • it will come

    5/9/2015 11:35:15 AM, by COACHSANDRAAULT

    Steve Edwards While there is no accurate timetable to seeing results you can generally feel results happening on day one. Are you sore? Results are coming. Are you hungry? Ditto. As your body adapts to exercise, you are making internal changes, meaning results are on the way. Your body will resist... Read more

  • MOTHER'S DAY

    5/8/2015 5:31:59 PM, by MAYIE53

    I am not a regular blogger but feel compelled to mention that Mother's Day is not always the happy occasion that most would make it out to be. At least not for everyone. Life with my mother was nothing short of a nightmare. I find myself just shaking my head when I read about all those lovely qualit... Read more

  • Surgery update

    5/8/2015 4:03:38 AM, by ~INDYGIRL

    Still frustrated by bad Shoulder surgery pain. Chuck updated you that they had to snip a tendon that had ripped, rotator cuff was torn but not at a fixable state yet.. Burrs and spurs removed, collar bone shaved.. New developments of numbness in fingertips to be checked next week.... Read more

  • Words to Inspire #3

    5/7/2015 8:00:31 PM, by IMAVISION

    195 184 195 184 195 184 195 184 195 184 “Don't give up because things are hard, but work harder, when you think of giving up.” ~ Anthony Liccione 195 184 195 184 195 184 195 184 195 184... Read more

  • Leadership Skills

    5/7/2015 6:10:59 AM, by HEALTHYLU1

    I am practicing leadership skills with two roles in my life - president of my Toastmaster club and chair of the quilt show. This is stretching me in ways that I did not expect, but it's good. One of the things that I am learning is that as a leader, you are involved in making or driving a lot o... Read more

  • Love Note to Max

    5/6/2015 1:40:03 PM, by DIANESKATZ

    Dearest Max, Oh, I am so happy to have read your blog! I hope you will write more and MORE of them. I am doing okay. Looks as though California may get some rain today or tomorrow. We can only hope! For those of you who don't know me I'm Katy-Purry, a cat. I am writting to my boyfriend, Max, wh... Read more

  • Another Short Quiz (for fun)!

    5/5/2015 1:07:09 PM, by IMAVISION

    38 58 38 58 38 58 38 58 38 58 304 for stopping by to take this "for fun" quiz! 381 as we remember the words of Charles H. Spurgeon: "By perseverance the snail reached the ark." God bless you this day & each day to come! 38 58 38 58 38 58 38 58 38 58 Ac... Read more

  • Salt Lake City And Walking

    5/5/2015 11:14:11 AM, by ICANINSIGHT

    I was just at a convention in Salt Lake City. It was fabulous, but jam packed! I thought I would not have time for exercise, but I did LOTS of walking! I don't know how to put that on my exercise tracker... but I had lost 1/2 pound when I got back home. I missed some meals, but we took protei... Read more

  • Day 7 Of My Streak!

    5/5/2015 8:51:34 AM, by PIXIE-LICIOUS

    Today is day 7 of my streak! Yesterday, I went out to lunch with my two sons. As I was getting ready to go, I realized that all of my "suitable to wear in public" shirts were in the hamper! All that I had left hanging in the closet were workout shirts and a couple of tops that I never wea... Read more

  • eating out

    5/4/2015 11:59:16 PM, by COACHSANDRAAULT

    When you start to eat healthily, dining out, which was once a bliss-filled, belt-notch-loosening pleasure, becomes a culinary terror. Servings are Matterhorn-esque in size. Supertankers of soda abound. Fries come with your order whether you want them or not. Nary a veggie can be seen for miles.... Read more

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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