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  • struggling

    7/29/2015 9:48:46 PM, by BEEKAHBUG

    well, my life since Friday has been very intense. I started a new Bible study on Friday called "Spiritual Wholeness and Emotional Healing". It has proved to be very triggering. I have not picked it up since then. I'm going to show it to my pastor next week, hopefully (he's on vacation this week). Bu... Read more

  • Motivate Me

    7/29/2015 5:23:19 PM, by JHENNINGTON65

    Words to live by... Read more

  • Link - All about PMS, good info

    7/29/2015 7:38:33 AM, by MSFIGGY Addition to that: Causes of Menstrual and PMS Bloating: Bloating during a woman’s menstrual cycle is a fairly common occurrence, but why and when does it happen? When does bloating go away after period? There are multiple stages in a woman’s cycle and the... Read more

  • Motivate Me

    7/28/2015 1:24:07 PM, by JHENNINGTON65

    I need to learn this life lesson... Read more

  • Ms.Figgy - When Life itself is the Obstacle

    7/28/2015 7:36:26 AM, by MSFIGGY

    Funny how, once you think you caught up with all and now you're finally making your plans real, but then life sends you some new situations to battle. I say battle because I remember very few times that it was easy to adapt myself, but more difficulties. If I knew it will cost my next 17 years... Read more

  • domestic viloence

    7/28/2015 5:30:35 AM, by WILDXANGELS

    domestic violence After I left DV I was so relieved and so happy I wasn't killed. Now I almost wish he did kill me because the agony keeps getting worse. I mean like being suicidal and in terms that each day I discover another way in which DV has permanently impacted my life. Besides being impove... Read more

  • July has been good

    7/28/2015 1:01:01 AM, by BLUEEYEDCOUNTRY

    I have had a few months of total frustration. I kept at it. Kept trying new things and finally this month I am down 5 more lbs so far. I won't give up on me. No matter how long it takes I will keep at this till I feel good. I need to feel like me again. Not the old me. I will never be h... Read more

  • 7/27/2015 Week in Review

    7/27/2015 10:32:16 PM, by PATTYKLAVER

    All in all, I guess the figures aren't bad, especially considering I lost my tracker about 1/4 way into my morning walk on Monday and didn't find it until the next morning. Saturday and Sunday brought with them a muscle in my back that made it difficult to do too much. It was worse when I would tr... Read more

  • Floating

    7/27/2015 7:49:34 PM, by LADYIRISH317

    Still floating, waiting for things to develop. Dealing with government offices takes a LOT of patience. Of the first two batches of bread I baked, I have half of each to friends. Tomorrow I'm making spaghetti sauce with a mega-batch of meatballs to freeze for later. My knee-jerk first thought w... Read more


    7/27/2015 5:46:55 PM, by BEEKAHBUG

    I am pleased to announce that God has answered my prayers and I now have a brand new job in our desired location. I am so grateful for this change!!!... Read more

  • Ms.Figgy - Note to Self: List of items made me gain weight

    7/27/2015 5:13:23 PM, by MSFIGGY

    Lahmacun Sbux - white mocha, caramel machiato White bread (somun,pide,sandi hepsi) Rice Little or much, all deserts Unlu mamullerin her cesidi - pastry Kuru pasta - sweet or salty Dolma, sarma Patates Cupcakes Her turlu kek pasta, home made ya da marketten hepsi ... Read more

  • Motivate Me

    7/27/2015 1:11:38 PM, by JHENNINGTON65

    Little changes get results! Slow and steady wins the race!... Read more

  • Water back!

    7/26/2015 1:18:24 PM, by NEWWALK

    Back on water. One reason is with the heat index or not the weather here has felt or been up to 104 or 106. Lowest during the day is usually around 95. So July to Sept. lots of water is very important and not just for weight loss. Even if you are inside with the air conditioner flowing. So I am g... Read more

  • Motivate Me

    7/26/2015 12:51:39 PM, by JHENNINGTON65

    The first step is always the hardest...... Read more

  • Motivate Me

    7/25/2015 6:47:08 PM, by JHENNINGTON65

    I wonder what would happen if we all could just make this... words to live by... Read more

  • Ms.Figgy - Schedule by dates/events

    7/25/2015 1:41:25 PM, by MSFIGGY

    24 May Sunday day 1 - Found out Sparkpeople and Started! Started at 241 pound. 7 Jun day 15 12 Jun day 20 22 Jun day 30 - been a month - 2 July day 40 7 July day 45 12 July day 50 17 July day 55 - Ramadan fasting from 3:20 a.m. till 8:10 p.m. 22 July day 60 - been 2 mon... Read more

  • Challenges, Journaling, and Reflections

    7/24/2015 5:10:39 PM, by PATTYKLAVER

    I've been taking some challenges over just for a refresher. They got me thinking and I even have been journaling on them. This really seems to help the messages sink in. So...this time around I am slowly making small positive changes in my life. Two of the challenges seem to go hand in han... Read more

  • today

    7/24/2015 2:36:12 PM, by BEEKAHBUG

    I am really struggling right now. I started a new Bible study about emotions and healing, and it has surfaced a bunch of stuff I haven't dealt with. One of the things I realized is that I'm angry with my parents for making my sister leave. I was about 9 years old and she would have been about 14. I ... Read more

  • Motivate Me

    7/24/2015 11:27:31 AM, by JHENNINGTON65

    I can always find lots of reasons why I can't or don't have time to is a few reasons why I should be...... Read more

  • Motivate Me

    7/23/2015 11:38:28 PM, by JHENNINGTON65

    This was one of my father's scripture. It has come one of mine as well. When ever things become overwhelming I find great comfort in the words. I have been going through a lot things lately. I have tried to balance everything and the only thing I managed to accomplish is to exhaust m... Read more

  • 7/22/2015 Last Week's Review a Little Late

    7/22/2015 9:45:10 PM, by PATTYKLAVER

    Mom is going to be released from the Rehabilitation Center tomorrow. Monday and Tuesday were so busy coordinating everything and making phone calls that my head was spinning. Helena was a little off yesterday and didn't take her normal naps. She was a bear at dinner. When we were walking ton... Read more

  • Day 1

    7/22/2015 10:53:48 AM, by DETRMND2LOSE

    Well, I challenged myself to track every thing I ate yesterday to try to help me get back into the groove of things. It was not pretty, but I did it. It's clear I was lying to myself about how much I was actually eating. Wow, just wow. I'm quite disappointed with myself for how far I have le... Read more

  • update on mom and my shoulders

    7/21/2015 1:50:18 PM, by PHOENIXREBIRTH

    update on my mom and my shoulders also want to let you know that Mom did not get her aductor splint off today she must wear it the whole time... Read more

  • Giving up isn't always quitting

    7/21/2015 11:46:09 AM, by AGRACE1112

    There comes a point when you have to take an honest assessment of things and calculate what is realistic for you. And a little over a month ago I decided I couldn’t stick with the nutrition plan I was using, no matter how awesome it was or what benefits were promised, simply because it didn’t wo... Read more

  • It's hard

    7/21/2015 10:48:38 AM, by DETRMND2LOSE

    I have been a member of Spark since 2009 - 6 years. It helped me greatly when I was really active - losing 50+ lbs. But I have gained it all back and then some. This time around, though, I just don't know how to get myself started. I don't know how to find the follow thru for the motivation ... Read more

  • Update

    7/19/2015 5:15:33 PM, by LADYIRISH317

    I know I've been MIA for a long time, but a lot is going on, and most of it is good. On Tuesday one of the women from the rental office came to me and said that her manager said, "we need to talk to her, this isn't like her not to pay." And the RENTAL MANAGER HERSELF gave me the name and phone ... Read more

  • Still hit and miss.

    7/18/2015 4:41:21 AM, by TIFFANIEFAITH

    I want to thank everyone who commented on my last couple of entries. I am hitting the busiest time of my work year for school bus training and am not keeping up with much online right now. There are a few options for my back ... or more accurately a protocol they follow. Everything starts wit... Read more

  • Confucius Got Me Thinking

    7/17/2015 8:03:16 AM, by PATTYKLAVER

    It's faith in something and enthusiasm for something that makes a life worth living. I came across this quote first thing in the morning. I must have slept well because it caught my attention and got me thinking. I've been mumbling (it seems like forever) that there are things I want to do, e... Read more

  • It's Been Awhile

    7/16/2015 8:21:57 PM, by BEETEACHABLE

    524 I am only speaking for myself here, It ,me hitting bottom in every area of my life before I see the light. This time it was almost loosing the love of my life to rare appendix cancer, and stage 3 colon cancer, they were suppose to have 12 chemo treatments, but the side effects were so awful... Read more

  • Link- Simply explained for beginners

    7/15/2015 7:54:18 AM, by MSFIGGY ... Read more

  • Ms.Figgy - It's about time...

    7/14/2015 9:44:03 AM, by MSFIGGY

    I think it's about time to pull my mind and body balance back together. Actually I had a great spiritually satisfied month during fasting and it does help body n mind balance, but only if those dinner invitations didn't spoil me much... I've practiced most of the month of Ramadhan fasting, waking up... Read more

  • 7/13/2015 The Long Week in Review

    7/13/2015 5:12:23 PM, by PATTYKLAVER

    It was a long week being either in doctor's offices or a hospital all week. It took a toll on me mentally and physically. I have yet to rebound but know I have to work on it. I knew my count would be down; I was surprised at how much down some were and how little down others were: steps 92... Read more

  • Before I go too far ...

    7/12/2015 3:11:07 PM, by TIFFANIEFAITH

    I really miss all of you. Summer is always a busy time for me. The training department gets busier in the summer and early school year. So I may not be here as much as I like. I need to follow up on a couple things - My "vegan challenge" is underway ... but it's not completely vegan. ... Read more

  • Spinning Wheels

    7/11/2015 10:17:01 PM, by PATTYKLAVER

    I am where I want to be; I have those around me that I want around me; I'm still not really doing everything I want to do and my schedule is still not really a schedule. I made up my mind a while ago to get organized and to start enjoying life. I am enjoying more things, but I still feel sca... Read more

  • 7/11/15 Starting info and some news

    7/11/2015 2:42:58 PM, by WINDSONG27

    Okay, so here I am again. I've been mostly just lurking and not doing much of anything besides drinking my water (mostly) and spinning the spark wheel. I'm starting over my weight loss journey. I decided it was way past time after my D levels tanked out on me a few weeks ago, which I am still workin... Read more

  • no motivation but still going

    7/11/2015 2:30:01 PM, by KHUFSTETLER

    I moved to KY to be near my son (he invited me) after not being in his life for 4 years. Within a month I kicked my fiance' out of our temporary motel room for having a new girl friend in town. Go figure I still think if someone is engaged they should not be dating and hooking up and forming other p... Read more

  • Hitting the bottom

    7/10/2015 10:34:29 PM, by LADYIRISH317

    My disability payments this month weren't nearly enough to cover this month's rent and I have no hope of coming up with it, so I'm almost certainly going to be evicted. I'm terrified -- I'm 62 and disabled. Today I washed all the dishes and made a large pot of hard-boiled eggs. Tomorrow I'm baking b... Read more

  • Frustrated

    7/10/2015 9:41:55 AM, by BEEKAHBUG

    Well, I was just hospitalized for the second time in a month for my asthma. It is completely out of control. The dr is thinking that I have asymptomatic GERD and that is causing my asthma to flare up. I can hardly do anything without getting winded. Monday, I walked around the hospital floor twice a... Read more

  • 7/9/2015: How I got 11832 steps in Today (4.5 miles)

    7/9/2015 11:33:16 PM, by PATTYKLAVER

    Believe me: I did it the hard way today. My Helena got a MMRV vaccination and a Hep A vaccination on Monday during her 12 month check-up. On Tuesday, Sherry took the car and went to work. The morning was our normal morning. Helena slept for about an hour as we went for our walk. Come lunch time... Read more

  • mom's surgery and my shoulders

    7/9/2015 10:18:50 AM, by PHOENIXREBIRTH

    about mom's surgery and my shoulders plus other things... Read more

  • 7.7.2015 Week in Review and Stressful Day

    7/8/2015 12:22:50 AM, by PATTYKLAVER

    Last week was a good week for me. When Helena was born, I told her that we would have week-long birthday parties for her. And we certainly did. We did a lot of little fun things all week; some I had never done before. My tracker numbers were better: steps: 108,328/84,372 minutes: 1382/113... Read more

  • How To Adjust Car Mirrors

    7/6/2015 5:21:58 PM, by IMAVISION

    202 433 202 433 202 433 202 433 202 433 Eliminate the blind spot! 104 God bless you with safe travel when you are behind the steering wheel or riding along as a passenger! 202 433 202 433 202 433 202 433 202 433
    ror-ad... Read more

  • Yoga classes that have been more valuable than therapy

    7/6/2015 1:14:10 PM, by QWESTING

    I started going to yoga lessons late last year. It was after I'd been in counselling for six months, and uncovered a lot of trauma that I'm now trying to deal with with a new therapist (T), but a lesson that I learned in yoga, shortly after I thought I might have to quit classes as too stressful ... Read more

  • Happy 4th!!

    7/4/2015 3:36:35 PM, by TIFFANIEFAITH

    So I'll update a little more about where I am. What I didn't mention last time was while I was in San Bernardino my back really started hurting. My doctor has me icing it, taking ibuprofen and Soma as needed. Tuesday, when I posted it was doing better. Yesterday it hurt so bad again. I ... Read more

  • Two July 4th Gifts for You!

    7/4/2015 2:06:19 PM, by IMAVISION

    195 232 283 195 232 283 195 232 283 195 232 Happy July 4th, 2015! 232 283 God bless America! 283 195 God bless you & all those you love! 195 232 283 195 232 283 195 232 283 195 232 A short (3 minutes) & beautifully put clip - well worth the time ... Read more

  • July 2015 Month's Goals

    7/3/2015 4:42:15 PM, by PATTYKLAVER

    Okay...officially half of the year is done. But half of the year remains. I will refrain from setting goals for the rest of the year...I'm mostly not very consistent on the follow through. So, here goes: 1. get better at follow through 2. plan week (including meals) ahead of time 3. get mor... Read more

  • Make a Salad Meal

    7/3/2015 1:42:58 AM, by IMAVISION

    550 551 550 551 550 551 550 551 550 551 \o/ \o/ Praising & thanking our Creator, my Heavenly Father, for His most wonderful provision of fresh vegetables & fruits to make into all sorts of healthy food choices. \o/ \o/ 550 551 550 551 550 551 550 551 550 551 ... Read more

  • Hello

    7/1/2015 8:01:51 AM, by CYBERCITYSHELL

    I thought it about time to drop in and say hello. I just looked at my profile pictures of spark buddies. It is sure a place where we come and go over time. Some come back, and some stay a little while and get a little lost along the way. One thing for sure it is full of some pretty cool people-spark... Read more

  • Before you send out a search party ...

    6/30/2015 9:26:29 PM, by TIFFANIEFAITH

    I'm here. I've been crazy busy including a week in San Bernardino for training. If you've never been to that part of Cali I will just say hot is a huge understatement and make sure you chew the air before inhaling. Because I've been hurried and stressed I have started grabbing quick and easy ... Read more