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  • update!

    8/28/2015 11:57:27 AM, by BLACK-PRINCESS

    😱 still dealing w/health issues. I'm using another app 2 log food.... Read more

  • it's friday

    8/28/2015 8:12:34 AM, by MOMMY445

    the weekend is here! another month is winding down and a new one starts next week. i am looking forward to it. my daughter is ready to go back to school. she has done what she wanted to do over the summer. i am still figuring out at least one more trip either to the zoo or another place she wants to... Read more

  • Today's Inspiration

    8/28/2015 1:55:48 AM, by PRAIRIECROCUS

    " Never let the things you want make you forget the things you have." - Author Unknown... Read more

  • a beautiful day

    8/27/2015 9:03:01 AM, by MOMMY445

    a sunny and nice summer day here today. my daughter and i will be going to the local park in a while. it is something we both enjoy doing. i got to use one of my new exercise dvds the other day and i really like it. i will definitely use it again. i will try a different one later on today. all of th... Read more

  • Today's Inspiration

    8/27/2015 8:10:45 AM, by PRAIRIECROCUS

    " Tears and laughter cleanse the heart." -Jonathan Lockwood Huie, with link to DreamThisDay.com... Read more

  • it's wednesday

    8/26/2015 8:40:22 AM, by MOMMY445

    another cool summer day here today. the party for all of the kids who took part in the summer reading club is this afternoon.my daughter will definitely be there. she really enjoys reading and so do i. i keep in touch with her dad's side of the family as often as i can. they were a huge help when my... Read more

  • Today's Inspiration

    8/26/2015 2:38:50 AM, by PRAIRIECROCUS

    " It isn't what you have, or who you are, or where you are, or what you are doing that makes you happy. It is what you think about." - Dale Carnegie... Read more

  • 8/25/15

    8/25/2015 11:09:29 AM, by TEDYBARE0

    good morning my spark friends. I hope you are all having a lovely day. I feel fabulous today. I am energized! It is cold in here at the office, so I'm covered with a blanket, but otherwise doing fine. Trying to hit 2 minutes of walking for every hour of sitting today. I heard that's key to keeping y... Read more

  • Today's Inspiration

    8/25/2015 2:35:22 AM, by PRAIRIECROCUS

    " Believe in yourself. Have faith in your abilities. Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers you cannot be successful or happy." - Norman Vincent Peale... Read more

  • it's monday

    8/24/2015 12:46:23 PM, by MOMMY445

    i heard back from a place where i applied for a job. so i promptly called them back. in the meantime, i am still looking for a job. i am keeping up with my online courses as well. my daughter says hi. all the birds say cheep,cheep! have a wonderful day,everyone!... Read more

  • 8/24/15

    8/24/2015 9:56:21 AM, by TEDYBARE0

    so I got a nice little trophy from sparkpeople yesterday... a 7 day streak! Wow, I never thought I'd accomplish that, but having it as my front page at work and now at home has made a big difference in recording and my habits. I've even got my kids joining me for exercise, and my son's girlfriend i... Read more

  • Today's Inspiration

    8/24/2015 1:57:08 AM, by PRAIRIECROCUS

    " Forgiveness is the cleansing fire that burns away old regrets and resentments." - Jonathan Lockwood Huie, with link to DreamThisDay.com... Read more

  • Today's Inspiration

    8/24/2015 12:55:50 AM, by PRAIRIECROCUS

    " Forgiveness is an act of self-love." don Miguel Ruiz... Read more

  • 8-22-15

    8/22/2015 7:47:35 PM, by TEDYBARE0

    not to toot my own horn here but i did 30 minutes on my gazelle today. im stoked. ive been so lazy. i have also met all of my nutritional goals for the day. I am starting over with not smoking though, and wont quit trying until im officially quit. this will be a never ending struggle for me. but i g... Read more

  • Today's Inspiration

    8/22/2015 2:57:12 AM, by PRAIRIECROCUS

    " Sometimes you get the results you wanted, sometimes you don't. What matters is that you did your best." - Jonathan Lockwood Huie, with link to DreamThisDay.com... Read more

  • 082115

    8/21/2015 11:12:18 AM, by TEDYBARE0

    still not smoking but did have one last night. not going to beat myself up about it. I think one in 3 days is quite well. well thanks to day four of my thrive and water drinking I feel full as I can get without eating much at all. literally had a bowl of grits and im stuffed ... I do have other supp... Read more

  • it's friday

    8/21/2015 10:19:35 AM, by MOMMY445

    the weekend is here! hurray! woo hoo! a much less humid one,too. my daughter says hi! all of the birds say hi! not too much planned so far. i will take it. sometimes i just need a weekend like this. have a great weekend,everyone!... Read more

  • Today's Inspiration

    8/21/2015 1:50:07 AM, by PRAIRIECROCUS

    " Let us not look back in anger or forward in fear, but around in awareness." - James Thurber... Read more

  • it's thursday

    8/20/2015 10:51:54 AM, by MOMMY445

    a windy and mostly cloudy day here today. i am catching up on housework and homework throughout the day. my daughter and two of her friends, who are twins, are spending the day together today. all of the birds are doing well and say cheep,cheep! have a wonderful day,everyone!... Read more

  • Today's Inspiration

    8/20/2015 1:48:16 AM, by PRAIRIECROCUS

    " Just smiling goes a long way toward making you feel better about life. And when you feel better about life, your life is better." - Art Linkletter... Read more

  • 08/19/15

    8/19/2015 10:39:40 AM, by TEDYBARE0

    So I've made Spark my home page at work, but haven't at home yet. I am still trying to get better at entering stuff. I am using a product called Ultra Lean, we will see how it goes. That and my DFT patch from Thrive (Le-vel). That I love. I noticed within the first hour how this works. I have energ... Read more

  • Today's Inspiration

    8/19/2015 1:57:51 AM, by PRAIRIECROCUS

    " Always do the best you can, and everything else will take care of itself. Focus your energies on doing what you can rather than worrying about what you can't." - Jonathan Lockwood Huie, with link to DreamThisDay.com... Read more

  • it's tuesday

    8/18/2015 7:47:14 PM, by MOMMY445

    a very warm and mostly sunny day here. my daughter and i are keeping cool and well hydrated. all the birds say hi. i spent some time today catching up on a few of my courses and organizing what i have to do in my other ones. my daughter is almost finished reading a book i got for her not too long ag... Read more

  • Today's Inspiration

    8/18/2015 1:47:13 AM, by PRAIRIECROCUS

    " To err is human, to forgive divine." - Alexander Pope... Read more

  • Today's Inspiration

    8/18/2015 12:47:01 AM, by PRAIRIECROCUS

    " Forgiveness is an act of self-love." - don Miguel Ruiz... Read more

  • a warm and sunny day

    8/17/2015 10:22:31 AM, by MOMMY445

    another warm.humid and xunny day here today,with a chance of rain later tonight. i am keeping cool and well hydrated and so is my daughter. all of the birds say hi. have a wonderful day,everyone!... Read more

  • Today's Inspiration

    8/17/2015 12:35:09 AM, by PRAIRIECROCUS

    " Life's most urgent question is : What are you doing for others ? " - Martin Luther King, Jr.... Read more

  • it's sunday

    8/16/2015 7:42:49 PM, by MOMMY445

    a day to keep cool and extra hydrated here today. a very warm and humid day. i stayed cool and well hydrated today, and so did my daughter, all of the birds say hi. have a wonderful day,everyone!... Read more

  • Today's Inspiration

    8/16/2015 12:57:24 AM, by PRAIRIECROCUS

    " In God we trust."... Read more

  • a warm sunny day

    8/15/2015 7:47:50 PM, by MOMMY445

    thank you for the many birthday wishes! i'm having a great day! all of the birds say hi! my daughter and her soccer team won one game and tied the other. all of the teams got individual trophies today. my daughter proudly has hers where everyone can see it that comes to visit. now i am just relaxing... Read more

  • 8/14/15

    8/14/2015 2:45:03 PM, by TEDYBARE0

    noticed: don't go to kwik trip when its both payday and your hungry. - this left me getting a lunchable, bitohoney and ding dongs. lol! I also am still trying not to smoke. Today is harder though. I'm out of Nicorette, and my box I ordered is in the mail stream. so im toughing it out. I don't know i... Read more

  • it's friday

    8/14/2015 9:26:22 AM, by MOMMY445

    woo hoo! the weekend is here! hurray! i had a great day yesterday. here is to another great day! my daughter had fun with her friends the other day. tomorrow. she plays,along with her soccer team, in the morning, in a tournament. she has been practicing on and off all week for it. all the birds say ... Read more

  • Today's Inspiration

    8/14/2015 2:22:32 AM, by PRAIRIECROCUS

    " Talent is God-given, be humble. Fame is man-given ; be thankful. Conceit is self-given ; be careful." - John Wooden... Read more

  • Today's Inspiration

    8/13/2015 5:39:52 PM, by PRAIRIECROCUS

    " Only when life is difficult are we challenged to become our greatest selves ! " - Jonathan Lockwood Huie, with link to DreamThisDay.com... Read more

  • it's thursday

    8/13/2015 2:28:42 PM, by MOMMY445

    my good friend is treating me to dinner today. my daughter made me an awesome birthday card. i have been getting early birthday greetings from my friends and family all around the world. it is a very warm and sunny day here today. my daughter has another play date with two of her friends today. all ... Read more

  • 8/13/15

    8/13/2015 11:44:05 AM, by TEDYBARE0

    I'm still struggling to log on every day, and do everything I need to do, but that's what happens when my mind runs haphazardly all of the time. My lists are a mile long, and as I type this, my brain wants to wander off another direction. So some mini non scale victories... One, I am down to less th... Read more

  • Today's Inspiration

    8/13/2015 12:44:57 AM, by PRAIRIECROCUS

    " Forgiveness is the cleansing fire that burns away old regrets and resentments." - Jonathan Lockwood Huie, with link to DreamThisDay.com... Read more

  • a nice summer day

    8/12/2015 9:38:46 AM, by MOMMY445

    i'm off to a job fair in a short while. my daughter will be spending the day with her two good friends. all of the birds say hi. i have finished two of my online courses and i have switched my focus back to the other online ones i have been working on for the longest. i got a new kathy smith exercis... Read more

  • it's tuesday

    8/11/2015 10:48:02 AM, by MOMMY445

    a beautiful sunny day here today. my daughter and i will be heading to the library later this afternoon. both of us enjoy going to the library. all of the birds say hi. my asthma flared up for a while yesterday. it is flaring up a bit this morning, so i am taking it easy and pacing myself. have a wo... Read more

  • Today's Inspiration

    8/11/2015 1:42:27 AM, by PRAIRIECROCUS

    " Don't carry your mistakes around with you. Instead, place them under your feet and use them as stepping stones ! - Author Unknown... Read more

  • 8/10/15

    8/10/2015 10:46:26 AM, by TEDYBARE0

    So, I wasn't kidding how fast I fall off a wagon. GEESH! But I can say, 3 Spark appearances in 7 days is better. And I am thinking more about me. But I still managed to eat a butt load of crap last week. I don't know why. Maybe my to do list is a bit too long. Maybe I mindless eat. Yup. I ate 4 meal... Read more

  • Today's Inspiration

    8/10/2015 1:25:26 AM, by PRAIRIECROCUS

    " The pessimist complains about the wind ; The optimist expects it to change ; The realist adjusts the sails." - William A. Ward... Read more

  • Made in the USA

    8/9/2015 8:33:25 PM, by IMAVISION

    232 189 232 189 232 189 232 189 232 189 The following was sent to me through e-mail. It gives one lots of "food for thought". Many years back, my beloved MrV's aunt used to be very careful to buy only products/goods produced in the United States. At the time, I saw no sen... Read more

  • Today's Inspiration

    8/9/2015 4:30:58 AM, by PRAIRIECROCUS

    " Celebrate ! Celebration is an expression of Gratitude. Gratitude is like the prayer, while Celebration is the hymn and sacred dance. Celebration is its own road to happiness." - Jonathan Lockwood Huie, with link to DreamThisDay.com... Read more

  • Today's Inspiration

    8/8/2015 10:08:30 PM, by PRAIRIECROCUS

    " Can't start the next Chapter of your Life if you keep re-reading the last one." - Author Unknown... Read more

  • it's saturday

    8/8/2015 2:29:03 PM, by MOMMY445

    a day of relaxation for me and my daughter. yesterday,we went to the zoo,just the two of us. it was such a fun day! she wants to do it again before she goes back to school next month. all of the birds say hi. the power was out here last night. then it came back on for a while. then it went off again... Read more

  • Today's Inspiration

    8/7/2015 4:15:26 AM, by PRAIRIECROCUS

    " Love and kindness are never wasted. They always make a difference. They bless the one who receives them, and they bless you, the giver." - Barbara de Angelis... Read more

  • Today's Inspiration

    8/7/2015 12:52:32 AM, by PRAIRIECROCUS

    " Zig as Life Zigs and Zag as Life Zags. Stay adaptable, stay Joyful." - Jonathan Lockwood Huie, with link to DreamThisDay.com... Read more

  • it's wednesday

    8/5/2015 1:43:36 PM, by MOMMY445

    my daughter loved the new outfit i got for her! she is already wearing the top i got for her. she will wear the pants on the first day of school next month. all of the birds say hi. my daughter and her team tied the soccer game yesterday. it was stopped early due to the weather. it was raining heavi... Read more

  • Today's Inspiration

    8/5/2015 2:02:39 AM, by PRAIRIECROCUS

    " Mostly, it is human to dislike surprises - often with great intensity. Be open to new ways ; sometimes newness just knocks on your door ; welcome it." - Jonathan Lockwood Huie, with link to DreamThisDay.com... Read more

  • 8/4/15

    8/4/2015 10:26:35 AM, by TEDYBARE0

    So I hope to be more accountable on here. I updated my weight today, and I've gained. I was 226.7 when I weighed in this morning. I'm not happy about it, but at the same time, I'm not going to beat myself up over it. I'm still trying to quit smoking, none today thus far. I ended up smoking 1.5 cigg... Read more

  • it's tuesday

    8/4/2015 8:02:29 AM, by MOMMY445

    a beautiful,sunny summer day! woo hoo! my daughter has her last soccer game tonight and then she is done playing until she is ready to start again. i have a few errands to do, then i will be spending a lot of time with her today. my good friend got her an outfit to wear. she has no idea this outfit ... Read more

  • Today's Inspiration

    8/4/2015 2:44:26 AM, by PRAIRIECROCUS

    " You have come this far, don't give up now." - The Notebook... Read more

  • 8/3/15

    8/3/2015 12:58:01 PM, by TEDYBARE0

    Wow! I am so wishy washy to this getting healthy thing. I find that I am all for it for a few hours, and then, blaaah! Maybe its because I am focusing on too many things at once. Well anyways. Today, I am feeling great! Usually by this time in the day I have taken some pain meds or something, but I ... Read more

  • Today's Inspiration

    8/3/2015 2:04:28 AM, by PRAIRIECROCUS

    " The enlightened give thanks for what most people take for granted." - Michael Beckwith... Read more

  • Today's Inspiration

    8/3/2015 12:54:52 AM, by PRAIRIECROCUS

    " A thankful heart is the greatest virtue." - Cicero... Read more

  • Today's Inspiration

    8/1/2015 2:36:26 AM, by PRAIRIECROCUS

    " Do not limit yourself to either analysis or emotion. Look deeply into the DNA of its seeds, AND appreciate the intoxicating grandeur of the forest." - Jonathan Lockwood Huie, with link to DreamThisDay.com... Read more

  • it's friday

    7/31/2015 8:19:55 AM, by MOMMY445

    the weekend is here! hurray! it is a long weekend here in canada. so i am going to spend more time with my daughter and my good friend. between the two of them, i will spend time and have fun! my good friend has been there for me through all i have been through in the past few years. my daughter and... Read more

  • Today's Inspiration

    7/31/2015 1:24:39 AM, by PRAIRIECROCUS

    " It is your life. In the symphony of your life, you are the star. You write the melody and the lyrics. You are the soloist and the conductor. You are merely a bit player in other people's lives, but in your own life, you are the star." - Jonathan Lockwood Huie, with link to DreamT... Read more

  • it's thursday

    7/30/2015 9:14:42 AM, by MOMMY445

    a beautiful sunny summer day here today. off to spend time with my daughter. she has a soccer game tonight. all the birds say hi! have a wonderful day,everyone!... Read more

  • Today's Inspiration

    7/30/2015 1:36:35 AM, by PRAIRIECROCUS

    " Life expands to fill your dreams." - Jonathan Lockwood Huie, with link to DreamThisDay.com... Read more