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  • MIXED BAG OF EVENTS!

    7/26/2016 2:39:47 PM, by SMIDGON

    John had another treatment today! They are making him more tired. I had another blood draw yesterday. If that dr calls me again, wanting me to take more b.p meds.. I am going to unload on him. He has me on 4 different b.p. meds NOW. And, my pressure still going up and down. I am s... Read more

  • Motivation

    7/25/2016 7:41:34 PM, by BAREFOOTLIFE513

    My son is my motivation. We went hiking yesterday and he told me he was so proud of me.... Read more

  • Surgery to correct a problem I have had most of my life scheduled for next Monday

    7/25/2016 6:11:51 PM, by ONEAGLESWINGS36

    Sorry for not posting a blog in a while but I have been busy. I thought I would tell you what is going on with me right now. I was on a trial run of something called innerstem it corrects something I have dealt with all my life. It worked really well. Now as of next Monday the trial run becomes perm... Read more

  • Feelings

    7/25/2016 5:47:38 PM, by POETLKNG2LOSE

    Feelings Feelings come and feelings go Some highs and some lows To the mountain heights Or sliding down flights Over the gloomy land of depression Filled with oppression Through the raging seas Of poor little me's Up and down never ending Crooked and ever bending Feeli... Read more

  • Did you know....

    7/25/2016 11:16:02 AM, by 4CONNIESHEALTH

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  • Did you know....

    7/24/2016 10:53:09 PM, by 4CONNIESHEALTH

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  • An End and A Beginning

    7/24/2016 4:36:35 PM, by PATTYKLAVER

    My mother has suffered quite a bit in the past three and a half years. We almost lost her a few times. It was hard to keep her going, especially when I went from Michigan to Alabama to be with my girls. When my parents got married on November 29, 1947, they didn't get a honeymoon. The very n... Read more

  • jokes and summer exercises

    7/23/2016 7:38:01 PM, by CANDOK1260

    Our blog for this week for our BSG challenge is: How does exercise differ for you during the hot summer days? What is a favorite summer activity? Since my main exercise is walking it don't differ much in summer or winter. Except the walk are longer in the summer and there more days we can walk, M... Read more

  • Did you know....

    7/23/2016 7:10:07 PM, by 4CONNIESHEALTH

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  • This is not easy

    7/23/2016 12:02:23 PM, by LOVELYAVIE

    Well obviously losing weight is not easy, I've been like this for years. Lately I've been feeling very down, I started overeating again, stopped exercising and I just feel all my efforts these past few months went to waste. Hope I could get back my motivation and energy in pursuing a healthier li... Read more

  • Death of the Blog?

    7/23/2016 11:15:04 AM, by DEBJAE

    Warning, this is a rant and I apologize out of the gate. This is a site where we are all free to post what we want on our status and blogs. I try to be positive and inspiring but this is something I've noticed more and more of lately and just wanted to share my opinion. What has happened to t... Read more

  • End of Summer BLC Round and Feeling the Blues

    7/22/2016 7:03:20 PM, by POETLKNG2LOSE

    Well it is the last week of BLC for this round and then it starts up later next month again. I am thinking I need to go on a new team. I need more support and communication, I will probably go on a team that I was on before. I like to converse more and talk about other things that are bothering me.... Read more

  • Did you know....

    7/22/2016 9:34:42 AM, by 4CONNIESHEALTH

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  • I am grateful for, 7/21

    7/22/2016 2:56:17 AM, by CETANISTAWI

    1. my babies, because they make me laugh. 2. extra funds, because it makes life more comfortable. 3. working nights, because I prefer the quiet. 4. apps, because they add convenience to life. 5. time, because it is healing. 6. getting a walk in, because i needed it. 7. rain, because we n... Read more

  • The Weight of the Union

    7/21/2016 3:15:37 PM, by AUTIEJ

    I won't go into politics here, even though such a blood-boiling circus does tend to help me burn calories when I think about it. Still, since the upcoming fiasco of a vote has been on my mind lately, not to mention invading my Facebook trending bar almost as much as Pokemon Go, the title of this ... Read more

  • Did you know....

    7/21/2016 8:36:58 AM, by 4CONNIESHEALTH

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  • I am grateful for, 7/20

    7/21/2016 3:58:40 AM, by CETANISTAWI

    1. my babies, because they are individually spectacular little creatures. 2. getting prep done last night, because it was worth staying up for. 3. visits, because connection is good. 4. story sharing, because it builds hope and connection. 5. naps, because they're good for everyone. 6. get... Read more

  • snake fact

    7/20/2016 9:05:37 AM, by 4CONNIESHEALTH

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  • A Quick Visit...

    7/20/2016 4:28:52 AM, by CYBERCITYSHELL

    Hello Sparkies, just dropping in to say hello. I will do a proper blog in the next day or two. I just wanted to blog like I said I would. I hope you are keeping on top of everything and not letting anything stand in your way of whatever you want to achieve.... Read more

  • Flab-otage: The Seven Habits of My Highly Defective Weigh-Ins

    7/19/2016 11:59:14 AM, by AUTIEJ

    Whether you are still in Club WL (weight loss) or are trying to hang out in Club WM (weight maintenance), you are, most likely human. What does this mean? YOU ARE NOT PERFECT, AND YOU WILL MAKE MISTAKES. I know, I know. Shocker, huh? Unfortunately, mistakes left unattended or unlearned-from can b... Read more

  • My starting stats

    7/19/2016 11:46:23 AM, by BAREFOOTLIFE513

    I'll add measurements later. .. ... Read more

  • A present to myself

    7/19/2016 11:18:39 AM, by BAREFOOTLIFE513

    A new smart scale that connects to my phone app. ... Read more

  • Did you know....

    7/19/2016 10:50:48 AM, by 4CONNIESHEALTH

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  • Daily Task Today

    7/19/2016 9:29:04 AM, by BAREFOOTLIFE513

    Describe how you feel in one sentence. I feel hopeful and happy to be starting my journey again, it is so exciting.... Read more

  • I am grateful for, 7/18

    7/19/2016 3:15:14 AM, by CETANISTAWI

    1. my babies, because they give me something to hold on to. 2. getting the floor swept, because it needed it. 3. making a good dent in day 2, because momentum is good. 4. going for a walk, because i needed it. 5. getting my steps in, because it's been a long time. 6. remembering to go lis... Read more

  • Did you know....

    7/18/2016 11:50:10 AM, by 4CONNIESHEALTH

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  • I am grateful for, 7/17

    7/18/2016 3:48:51 AM, by CETANISTAWI

    1. my babies, because they keep me aware of what's happening right now. 2. making it to Costco, because it needed to happen. 3. easy healthy stuff, because that's what my brain needs. 4. getting the challenge started, because it needed to happen. 5. rest, because my brain needed it. 6. too... Read more

  • joes and summer memory

    7/17/2016 9:29:16 PM, by CANDOK1260

    The bonus blog for the bsg is What is a favorite summer memory you have? I thought and thought about this. I finally realize my favorite summer memory. It happen in July 1968 when we were playing miniature golf. It was watching the U.S. land on the moon, We were surround by many strangers but we... Read more

  • Did you know....

    7/17/2016 10:26:56 AM, by 4CONNIESHEALTH

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  • jokes and my ideal summer day

    7/16/2016 7:28:16 PM, by CANDOK1260

    My bsg blog for this week is my ideal summer day. My ideal summer day would start out with a nice breakfast out with my best friend , Jeanne and mom. Then a day at the pool. My favorite summer activities is swimming, I am not the greatest swimmer but I love doing it. After supper their would be f... Read more

  • So...

    7/16/2016 4:11:41 PM, by LADYIRISH317

    There seems to be some movement regarding therapy. The social worker met with me to discuss my activity levels before I got sick. He's composing a letter for the doctor to sign asking for one week of therapy (to start). If I can show them solid progress in that week, it's more likely they'll approve... Read more

  • Did you know....

    7/16/2016 10:54:42 AM, by 4CONNIESHEALTH

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  • Depressed

    7/16/2016 12:18:11 AM, by MELISSADOMAIN

    Im in a slump today, it started out great, I got a new psychiatrist, who I really like this time! Then left, and all went to hell, went to some stores and didn't get what I wanted but no biggie accept spending more money on a gift that could have been a lot cheaper, so now im worried about money ... Read more

  • Aunt Hildegard's Gooey Butter Cake

    7/15/2016 5:38:14 PM, by AUTIEJ

    Today I am working at Kairo's, the place I consider my satellite office when my kiddo is hanging out with others. (Thank you, Pokemon Go, for enticing her out of the house a little! It is amazing what the lure of a possible Squirtle will do to entice our home-bodied youth to the great outdoors an... Read more

  • Did you know....

    7/15/2016 9:02:05 AM, by 4CONNIESHEALTH

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  • Did you know....

    7/14/2016 11:13:32 PM, by 4CONNIESHEALTH

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  • do it for the serotonin and endorphins

    7/14/2016 2:02:21 PM, by KHUFSTETLER

    I'm not a blogger. But hey -- I do need a new hobby. Today I woke up at 4am. I pinned on pinterest for a long time, made coffee for my host (i'm on vacation), and then ate breakfast and listened to self-hypnosis videos on youtube while I tried to go back to sleep. I did. But I woke up even lower (me... Read more

  • I am grateful for, 7/13

    7/14/2016 1:15:59 AM, by CETANISTAWI

    1. my babies, because they have basic ways of telling me what they need. 2. days when my kids can stay home, because there aren't enough of them. 3. good conversations, because they are empowering. 4. professional connection, because it's career motivating. 5. sleep, because it's always a bo... Read more

  • Did you know....

    7/13/2016 3:49:02 PM, by 4CONNIESHEALTH

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  • milk information

    7/12/2016 11:50:01 AM, by 4CONNIESHEALTH

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  • It finally moved

    7/12/2016 10:43:17 AM, by DETRMND2LOSE

    The scale finally moved this morning!! Whooohoooo!!! It went from the bathroom to the closest ..... hehehehe.... just kidding 334 20 I dropped 1-1/2 lbs. Its not much, but I haven't seen a change in over a month, so this is a huge sigh of relief. Yesterday I blogged about how I ... Read more

  • It's a M.A.D., M.A.D. World!

    7/12/2016 8:26:23 AM, by AUTIEJ

    My daughter began her weight quest about ten months after I started mine. She was only 17 at the time, so I exercised caution when it came to "preaching" at her about her eating and weight, as the last thing a parent needs to do is to shatter a child's self-esteem, especially when self-esteem is ... Read more

  • MUSSINGS

    7/12/2016 5:44:00 AM, by SMIDGON

    It is so hot and dry! We are to get storms which aren't good. I HATE storms! Especially at night. I had a melt down yesterday. There's Johns Chemo today. Then Larry will have to spend a lot of time with him. He has to have his temperature taken every hour. I am getting things ... Read more

  • I am grateful for, 7/11

    7/12/2016 2:53:18 AM, by CETANISTAWI

    1. my babies, because they are trying to be helpful. 2. getting my boy back, because it makes work easier. 3. getting another module done, because every little bit helps. 4. a good nap, because it was needed. 5. my suggestions list, because it keeps me on task. 6. getting refocused, becaus... Read more

  • Stress is a four letter word

    7/11/2016 11:01:54 AM, by DETRMND2LOSE

    Stress, stress, stress, stress.... it's putting a huge damper on my weight loss and overall well being. It is sucking all of my energy and making me such a negative person right now. I started re-reading the book "The Four Agreements" by Don Miguel Ruiz. It's such a help to get me back to my... Read more

  • the chocolate egg

    7/11/2016 8:40:35 AM, by 4CONNIESHEALTH

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  • bsg June result and July goals and jokes

    7/10/2016 10:31:55 PM, by CANDOK1260

    bsg June result and July goals and jokes For my BSG I am to Blog about my progress the past month and my. goals for this month. My goal . for June were 1 finished with 500 fitness min.= did it 2 2 - still working on it 3 drink at least 6 cup of water a day- still working on it 4 loss w... Read more

  • Break bad habits

    7/10/2016 11:06:20 AM, by 4CONNIESHEALTH

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  • I am grateful for, 7/9

    7/10/2016 3:54:52 AM, by CETANISTAWI

    1. my babies, because they are happy just for time. 2. extra hours, because the paycheck will like it. 3. good quality sleep, because it makes up for poor quantity somewhat. 4. my neonatal massage certification, because it's helping him. 5. breakfast with our friend, because it's been long o... Read more

  • Try44ing to be strong but to much getting in the way

    7/10/2016 2:48:54 AM, by MELISSADOMAIN

    I feel this year has been a total roller coaster, first the day before my bday jan 6th my favorite guinea pig passes away only two years old out of the blue. I just turned 40 so I threw myself a 40th bday, but after what happened I wasn't feeling it I felt guilty, but guests where already invited n ... Read more

  • Saturday...getting it DONE!

    7/9/2016 6:20:52 PM, by DEBJAE

    I am a procrastinator. I try not to be, I make lists and set notes on my calendar in my phone for reminders but some things I just keep putting off. Today I got it done. Ran 2 miles this morning, a nice slow non-stop jog...which is a first (no walking) YES! Bought the air filter and a... Read more

  • Be happy

    7/9/2016 4:49:46 PM, by 4CONNIESHEALTH

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  • I Believe the Time is Here

    7/9/2016 5:10:14 AM, by PATTYKLAVER

    I got a call from my niece yesterday afternoon. When the nurse came to get my Mom for dinner, she made it into the hall way and told the nurse she felt faint. Down she went to hit her head and to be knocked unconscious. The ambulance came and took Mom to the nearest hospital and ran the usu... Read more

  • Quote for the day

    7/8/2016 9:57:19 AM, by 4CONNIESHEALTH

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  • BLESSINGS

    7/8/2016 6:24:47 AM, by SMIDGON

    GOD BLESS AMERICA, AMERICA BLESS GOD!... Read more

  • Don't Ignore Your HEFT-CON

    7/7/2016 4:49:35 PM, by AUTIEJ

    A couple of days ago, I was reminded of that BRADY BUNCH episode where the brothers filled the girls' sleeping bags with itching powder. Now, my baby brother is in his fourth decade of life, and I still wouldn't put such a prank past him, but I haven't slept in a sleeping bag for many decades. (H... Read more

  • I'm getting there

    7/7/2016 9:42:33 AM, by 4CONNIESHEALTH

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  • I am grateful for, 7/6

    7/7/2016 3:20:59 AM, by CETANISTAWI

    1. my babies, because they are great kids. 2. getting to nap with decker, because we don't get enough of anytime together. 3. my overtime the last 2 weeks, because it's paying off this week. 4. reconnecting, because we needed it. 5. massage chairs at planet fitness, because they are super h... Read more

  • My Graph Looks Like Shark Week

    7/6/2016 4:13:37 PM, by AUTIEJ

    Why is it that it takes about 34 weeks to make a 5.3-lb. human baby in your belly, but a pie/donut/fried chicken/cake/Combos/latte baby grows to 5.6 lbs. in just one week? One of the most discouraging things about weight loss is that the ratio of time taken in loss vs. gains is just not fair. Thi... Read more

  • things are in an uproar !

    7/6/2016 2:32:46 PM, by SMIDGON

    John is still undergoing Chemo. He has made his peace a d periodically talks about the road ahead. I t hurts to hear him do such, but glad he is not in denial. As for me, I have been going to the dr a good bit. A lot of blood work. The dr says I look terrific . But I'm not! He c... Read more

  • Have a positive attitude

    7/6/2016 9:02:17 AM, by 4CONNIESHEALTH

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  • "The Fat Clothes Are Coming! The Fat Clothes Are Coming!"

    7/5/2016 6:39:40 PM, by AUTIEJ

    So...you may recall that I set that goal of 148-ish lbs., my ultimate ultimate goal for a proper maintenance cushion, for Independence Day. Let me just admit this now: I did not - I repeat, did NOT - sign a declaration of independence from the lbs. that still haunt me. In fact, I invited a few of th... Read more

  • Future self

    7/5/2016 10:01:28 AM, by 4CONNIESHEALTH

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  • Happy Independence Day

    7/4/2016 9:13:23 AM, by 4CONNIESHEALTH

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  • Happy Independence Weekend!

    7/3/2016 6:01:34 PM, by 4CONNIESHEALTH

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  • I am grateful for, 7/2

    7/3/2016 1:23:44 AM, by CETANISTAWI

    1. my babies, because they make my house a warm home. 2. time with my friends, because it keeps my mind healthy. 3. 3 extra shifts, because the paycheck will be beautiful. 4. teaching her how to help him, because it will empower her. 5. monitors, because they wake us up. 6. endings, becaus... Read more

  • I have a confession to make

    7/2/2016 5:20:10 PM, by ONEAGLESWINGS36

    The title of my blog says it all. I have been struggling for most of my life with an eating disorder called Binge eating disorder. I have had this since I was a child. As of Monday afternoon I came clean and told my primary about it. I have chosen to get help. I have gained weight. I will see a coun... Read more

  • Setting an Example

    7/2/2016 4:32:43 PM, by PATTYKLAVER

    I never thought of myself as one who was setting an example to others. But...I have noticed a couple things in the past month. I met up with a girl that I hadn't seen in a while. She told me how I inspired her to exercise because she saw me walking all the time. When I walk, I take a plastic gro... Read more

  • Saturday

    7/2/2016 2:48:26 PM, by LADYIRISH317

    So far so good with the new roommate. Last night my best friend Sacha brought Indian food for dinner. OMG...tandoori chicken, naan, samosas...my taste buds are still in Heaven. Meantime I'm watching Food Network and waiting as before.... Read more

  • Running advice please!

    7/2/2016 11:17:24 AM, by DEBJAE

    I am experiencing that heavy feeling when I run that makes me want to stop and walk. Not that anything is wrong with walking, but my goal is about running. I started running about 6 years ago and slowly worked my way to a 5k race. That was inspiring so I kept it up. A few years later, I moved to... Read more

  • Diets Don't Work by Bob Schwartz #3 Why, what it's not about, what you put off til you've lost?

    7/2/2016 8:13:04 AM, by JUNEWALKER

    I have read chapter 2 of "Diets *Still* Don't Work" by Bob Schwartz. ("Diets Don't Work" is still in the mail, and may be for quite some time, as it is coming from America) 652 Two reasons why diets don't work... Your metabolism slows when you go on a diet, but when you start eating m... Read more

  • July

    7/2/2016 12:20:53 AM, by DEBJAE

    Goals for July are simple. Be better than June. I am currently on a 4 week streak of at least 90 minutes of exercise. The total for June was 744. I know...so close to 750 but getting workouts in this week was brutal and I didn't see the small difference until I logged my last workout. By then I... Read more

  • Pushing Myself Too Much

    7/2/2016 12:18:53 AM, by ANDR0GURL

    I couldn't sit still today. So I did a walk/jog to the post office, plant nursery, and corner store. I figured if I had things to take care of any way...why not just make it count towards my fitness. So I was quiet the sight to see today on a busy street. I had Pandora playing a dance workout playli... Read more

  • In a holding pattern

    7/1/2016 3:17:42 PM, by LADYIRISH317

    Still waiting for Medicaid to loosen up and start paying for physical therapy so I can get walking again. Meantime, the roommate from (Hades) has returned, but she's in the room next to mine . I'll probably hear her screeching tonight. I'm getting a new roommate this afternoon. Hopefully she'l... Read more

  • Diets Don't Work by Bob Schwartz #2. Naturally thin? Habits...

    7/1/2016 12:15:02 PM, by JUNEWALKER

    I have read chapter 1 of "Diets *Still* Don't Work" by Bob Schwartz. ("Diets Don't Work" is in the mail!) He says everyone is born as a naturally thin person, who stays thin without dieting, and eats exactly what they want without putting on weight. He promised to turn me into a naturally thi... Read more

  • 4th of July

    7/1/2016 9:57:50 AM, by 4CONNIESHEALTH

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  • Hello I dropped in this time!!

    7/1/2016 3:45:09 AM, by CYBERCITYSHELL

    Just dropping in to say hi-why???? Because I can, because I felt like it. Hello Sparkies, I think I am going to blog more often. Not just because I have something to say, not even just because I have nothing to say. Just because I'm here, and instead of quietly dropping in to spark people and leavin... Read more

  • Back on track!

    6/30/2016 9:01:10 PM, by ANDR0GURL

    I've gotten in a lot of fitness since 6/25/16. I did a 5k bubble run, gotten at least 20 mins a day of exercise, and back to tracking my meals. I'm hoping to maintain a streak and to one day not even realize its become an automatic habit :)... Read more

  • carbonated mixers

    6/30/2016 7:00:11 PM, by 4CONNIESHEALTH

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  • New Team - Diets Don't Work by Bob Schwartz

    6/30/2016 10:56:20 AM, by JUNEWALKER

    Have tried so many different things and none seem to work - or I can't seem to work them. So I am going with the No Diets thing. I am re-reading "Diets Still Don't Work" by Bob Schwartz amazon.co.uk/Diets-Still-Don
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  • lesson learnt

    6/30/2016 6:37:03 AM, by TINAXX1

    note to ones self don't overindulge the night before ( few to many Chinese pork balls) coz i'm going to feel sluggish the next day. i managed my workout just. i feel like i have been on a night out but without the headache. hugs to all 247... Read more

  • I am grateful for, 6/29

    6/30/2016 3:25:29 AM, by CETANISTAWI

    1. my babies, because they give me something worthwhile to preoccupy my thoughts with. 2. sleep, because it meets so many needs. 3. community, because we need it. 4. a quick resolution, because it was needed. 5. older friends, because they are more stable. 6. space, because sometimes life ... Read more

  • jokes and summer foods

    6/29/2016 8:07:52 PM, by CANDOK1260

    This week for the Aspire & Inspire team we are to blog about summer foods. How do you eat differently during the summer months? We eat more fruits and veggie such as watermelon , apples, Bell Peppers/Sweet Peppers, Blackberries ,raspberries , and corn. We also put the crock pot away and cook mainly... Read more

  • bread fact

    6/29/2016 7:07:46 PM, by 4CONNIESHEALTH

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  • Dear Dad,

    6/28/2016 12:13:00 PM, by PATTYKLAVER

    I sure wish you could have been with me this weekend. We celebrated Helena's birthday all weekend, complete with party, bouncy house, swimming and just playing and talking in the house. You would so enjoy Sarah, Sherry and Helena and be so proud of them. Helena at 2 says please and thank you ... Read more

  • peanut butter fact

    6/28/2016 9:48:31 AM, by 4CONNIESHEALTH

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  • Hi Everybody!!!!!!!

    6/28/2016 5:23:32 AM, by CYBERCITYSHELL

    Hello, it's been like ages since I blogged. I must admit, I preferred the old format. I miss the fonts and colour. But I still love sparkies and I must get blogging and spending more time in here. I am still working on getting the scales going in the right direction. Two or three good days and th... Read more

  • Coca Cola fact

    6/27/2016 10:56:11 PM, by 4CONNIESHEALTH

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  • Jokes and garden

    6/27/2016 8:53:58 PM, by CANDOK1260

    This week for the Aspire & Inspire Happy Hikers BSG team we were to make a blog about gardens. Do you plant a garden? No, but we used too If so, what do you grow? WE used to grow tomatoes , squash, cucumber, and beans. But since mom is 90 she can't help anymore and she was the one with the green th... Read more

  • Shapes Can Be Deceiving

    6/27/2016 2:46:54 PM, by AUTIEJ

    (DISCLAIMER: I'm NOT one of those people who eats organic. I do NOT watch every gram of sugar or every ounce of fat. In fact, I have lost my 175-ish lbs. watching only one number on the label, the calorie number. I don't cook from scratch, using 1001 Completely Gluten-Sugar-Fat-Everything-Fr
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  • Struggles coming to the forefront

    6/27/2016 11:40:13 AM, by DETRMND2LOSE

    I started a Pure Barre class in April. A friend and I signed up for a one month trial, really enjoyed it, so then we signed up for a 3 month package. I am loving this class! Loving it! Have lost quite a few inches already and my clothes are noticeably looser. Whooohoooo!! My issue with the ... Read more