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  • February 13

    2/13/2016 7:45:41 PM, by SASSYLOVEBUG

    Well I have 47 days to get this body ready for the beach. I am heading to Jamaica on April 1st, no joke. I joined the skinny jeans challenge today. I am going to stop getting on the scale every day because when it does not budge or goes up I get very depressed. So I found a pair of my jeans that are... Read more

  • Recovery After Surgery Days 16 & 17...

    2/13/2016 6:21:14 PM, by WIGIRL74

    Yesterday was such a busy day full of activities I did not have time to sit down at my computer. I woke up early to exercise before breakfast & heading off to work. The store was busy, so my day flew by. After work, I met up with some friends to attend a high school varsity basketball game... The ho... Read more

  • The back yard along our wetlands is progressing nicely! Yippee!

    2/13/2016 5:19:03 PM, by FLORIDASUN

    213 Howdy sparkies! Good things come to those who wait....and what a wait we have had! We have been asking since 2002 why our lot was eroding so badly. I dug through all of our developments water drainage site plans when I discovered our back yard was slowly slipping down the hill and into th... Read more

  • Boundaries -

    2/13/2016 8:55:32 AM, by RUBYSNANA

    Day 4 - "Picture your diet program as a road or as a path. You can define the boundaries of your diet based on the number of calories, points, or other factors you choose to follow. As you walk on the road each day, your goal is to stay between the sides of the road. Unlike strict or rigid d... Read more

  • Today's Inspiration

    2/13/2016 2:01:28 AM, by PRAIRIECROCUS

    " If you are healthy, support those who are sick. If you have a job, support those who have lost theirs. If you are strong, support those who are feeble of body or mind." - Jonathan Lockwood Huie, with link to Read more

  • My Next 12 Weeks...The Challenge!!

    2/13/2016 12:20:46 AM, by SLIMMERSUSAN10

    Well, that didn't work too well! Seems that the medication the Dr. put me on to lose weight affected my blood pressure to the point where I'm now not taking that medication but I AM now taking a blood pressure medication. It's been an interesting week in the health department, to say the least! ... Read more

  • More bad news

    2/12/2016 11:14:13 PM, by PHOENIXREBIRTH

    Now we got more bad news today! The furnace went out! Apparently the heat exchanger is no good in it. We need a new one and heating assistance is being a pill and I am ready to scream right now.... Read more

  • Happy Valentines Day

    2/12/2016 11:06:36 PM, by CHIBIKARATE

    To all may your day be blessed sending a warm and lovely day to all hugs... Read more

  • No Valentine Day Sweetie?!

    2/12/2016 5:36:31 PM, by BABY_GIRL69

    God bless & know that you have your loved ones you can spend time with.... This shouldn't be just on this day but everyday! God bless & give love everyday!! Happy Valentine's Day! Love, Dee... Read more

  • It's never to late.

    2/12/2016 11:23:02 AM, by PASTORJEFF2

    The picture is me and my wife standing in a pair of the pants I wore before I lost 170 pounds and ran the Chicago marathon back in 2010. After that I had to have several surgeries including, gall bladder, knee, hernia twice, and back surgery. Then went into depression and stopped using sparkpeople ... Read more

  • On becoming a "fit" person.

    2/12/2016 10:02:54 AM, by FITJEN48

    We all have ideas about what a "fit" person looks like. Maybe they run marathons or have ripped abs. Or maybe they can wear spandex legs without starting a fire from thigh friction. If I am being honest, I've used Pinterest worthy measurement sticks to determine what fit looks like myself. Late... Read more


    2/12/2016 9:58:57 AM, by MOCACHOC

    SIMPLY PUT: physical fitness is a state of physiologic well being that is achieved through a combination of good diet, regular physical exercise, and other practices that promote good health.... Read more

  • Committed Means Do It Anyway.

    2/12/2016 9:01:07 AM, by RUBYSNANA

    Day 3 - "To improve your commitment, learn to focus on actions, not your feelings. Linda Spangle These are words of wisdom from the book "100 Days of Weight Loss". With thes... Read more

  • it's friday

    2/12/2016 8:25:31 AM, by MOMMY445

    another very cold day here. that is okay with me and my daughter. we both bundle up well whenever it is very cold outside. all of the birds say cheep,cheep! i am enjoying the challenges i signed up for here and i have discovered that i tend to crave sweets when i get stressed. i am working on having... Read more

  • What I am doing different for Lent

    2/12/2016 6:34:28 AM, by --MAY--

    Hello all my SparkFriends, oK I could not figure out what I wanted to give up for Lent, Chocolate is my go to for Lent, but I really do not eat alot o it. sO I decided rather than giving up something I love, I will do something I hate doing! So I will Exercise everyday. I have started and sto... Read more

  • Today's Inspiration

    2/12/2016 1:29:10 AM, by PRAIRIECROCUS

    " Powerful Dreams Inspire Powerful Action. When you can taste, smell, and touch your dream, you can enroll the world." - Jonathan Lockwood Huie, with link to Read more

  • Recovery After Surgery Day 15...

    2/11/2016 9:49:57 PM, by WIGIRL74

    Had an okay day today. Woke up early to workout before breakfast... Ate 3 healthy meals. Later in the morning, I attended the HR meeting at work (today was my day off)... As it turned out, everyone has to re-apply for their jobs. Thus, there was a brief (5-10 min) interview followed by time to... Read more


    2/11/2016 12:45:51 PM, by MOCACHOC

    This exercise gives you such joy and freedom and I can do a bunch of things when my knees are hurting me. You should explore this option.... Read more

  • it's thursday

    2/11/2016 10:50:30 AM, by MOMMY445

    a really,really cold day here today. the next few days are going to be really cold here. i made sure that my daughter was warmly dressed this morning before she headed to school. i will be warmly dressed later, once i get caught up on some housework, including some laundry. all of the birds say chee... Read more

  • Yup, it's now done, I am a half century old DUH!

    2/11/2016 9:50:39 AM, by ELORACGO

    Well, last Monday, I turned 50. I wasn't really upset that it was coming eventhough my friends (who already turned 50 a few years ago or last year) kept telling me horror stories about their coming of age. I think it's mostly how you perceive yourself than the actual number that should m... Read more

  • Day 2 - Interested or Committed

    2/11/2016 8:13:03 AM, by RUBYSNANA

    Day 2 - "The 100 Days of Weight Loss Challenge" ask us to consider the difference between interested and committed. According to Linda Spangle " When you're just interested in dieting, you depend on seeing results to keep you on target. So as long as the scale keeps moving, you stay mot... Read more

  • Today's Inspiration

    2/11/2016 1:17:27 AM, by PRAIRIECROCUS

    " Be the Melody in the Symphony of Your Life. Write the melody and the lyrics. Be the soloist and the conductor." - Jonathan Lockwood Huie, with link to Read more

  • Not good!!!!

    2/11/2016 1:11:51 AM, by PHOENIXREBIRTH

    Did not have a good day today I took a shower and I come to find out that the water wouldn't go down the drain. I had to tell my mother this news. We had to call this sewer guy to pump up the septic tank. Well he gave my mother some more bad news! He will have to go in with his camera and then use ... Read more

  • It was an early day to accept these beauties in our consignment gallery today!

    2/10/2016 9:07:11 PM, by FLORIDASUN

    198 Whoa boy! This 6 day cycle of 10-12 hour days at our consignment gallery is starting to catch up to me BIG TIME! BUT...I just can't say no to beautiful merchandise. I just can't! 20 Look at a few pieces that came in this morning. I had to open up an hour and a half before normal h... Read more

  • Recovery After Surgery Day 14...

    2/10/2016 7:16:59 PM, by WIGIRL74

    Today, I had off of work and took the opportunity to kick back & unwind from the stress at the grocery (food) store where I work. Did not have a good day today, part of the reason being the stress I am under knowing the store (where I work) will be under new ownership in about a month or so. ... Read more

  • I have been away too long

    2/10/2016 4:35:07 PM, by BOVEY63

    Good Afternoon Spark Friends, It has been a long time since I have posted a blog, or really done any activity on Spark. After a few friends reached out to me, I realized how much I miss them and others I have gotten to know over the past several years. I have been extremely busy, but that ... Read more

  • alright!

    2/10/2016 12:31:14 PM, by MOMMY445

    i found out today that i got into an academic program i signed up for that will help me with my math even more. i start it on tuesday and it is not too far to go for me. my daughter says hi and happy valentine's day to everyone! all the birds say cheep,cheep! have a terrific day,everyone!... Read more

  • Day 1 - And so it begins -

    2/10/2016 8:34:58 AM, by RUBYSNANA

    Day 1 - My 100 days of weight loss challenge is based on a book by Linda Spangle and is designed to be used by with any diet plan. It is a book of daily motivations and exercises to help you along your weight loss journey. Todays lesson was about changing your way of thinking. This statem... Read more

  • Today's Inspiration

    2/10/2016 2:19:54 AM, by PRAIRIECROCUS

    " Maybe life isn't really as complicated as we make it out to be. Perhaps a simple child-like attitude would create a less stressful and happier life." - Jonathan Lockwood Huie, with link to Read more

  • Recovery After Surgery Day 13...

    2/9/2016 11:11:33 PM, by WIGIRL74

    I SURVIVED FAT TUESDAY WITHOUT EATING A PACZKI (or any other pastry)!! Working in a bakery & being around paczki's all day (with it being Fat Tuesday), I just had to say it... I couldn't resist. Despite this, I only ate 2 healthy meals today... Had pizza for dinner. I did, however, wake up... Read more

  • Day went downhill

    2/9/2016 7:33:18 PM, by NIMKI0

    Today spiraled into an emotional eating day. The day wasn't even that bad but once I got home I couldn't stop myself. I tweaked my back at work so I decided not to go to the gym and I don't know if it was boredom or the pain but as soon as I got home I just started rummaging for food. I want even hu... Read more

  • Um, what the heck just happened?

    2/9/2016 6:53:23 PM, by FITJEN48

    I have a nice sister-in-law who has managed to live out her life almost completely as she planned it. She got married on a mountaintop in Tennessee. Her kids are evenly spaced in age. She is living exactly where she wanted to live. She now has her two dog family complete. And it looks so ez breezy b... Read more

  • Have a Great Tuesday!

    2/9/2016 2:03:11 PM, by BABY_GIRL69

    Had a wonderful Tuesday morning and praying that you guys did as well. I woke up surrounded by family and love. No early morning calls with bad news but only love prayers and support. So I am extremely thankful! Not to say, that we got a notice that our 18year old son has his license suspended fo... Read more

  • Starting a new 100 day challenge -

    2/9/2016 11:07:41 AM, by RUBYSNANA

    Getting ready - Diet Sparkpeople- stay under 1500 calories, but aim to be in the 1300's. Exercise for a minimum of 30 minutes 5 days a week, but aim for at least 50 minutes 6 days a week. Create a vision for the future - 1. I will have more energy. 2. I will be h... Read more

  • it's tuesday

    2/9/2016 8:37:27 AM, by MOMMY445

    another nice day here today. it snowed a bit last night here and that is fine with me and my daughter. i have a few errands to run today. having some errands to run gets me out of the house for a while and keeps me active. i will be bringing a few snacks with me,such as an apple. this way, if the er... Read more

  • Today's Affirmation

    2/9/2016 1:39:31 AM, by PRAIRIECROCUS

    " Today, I will do my best... and then relax in the knowing that I have done all I could." - Jonathan Lockwood Huie, with link to Read more

  • “Attitude: It is our best friend or our worst enemy.” ~John C. Maxwell

    2/8/2016 9:38:52 PM, by SKINNYELLA

    This is my first day here at sparkpeople and for this week my goal is to work on self love, self wroth and my attitude towards my self and life over all. Starting tonight my plan is 1.Take some pampering time every night. Hot bubble bath, fecal, self talk in the mirror, warm mint tea. all my fa... Read more

  • Recovery After Surgery Day 12...

    2/8/2016 8:59:57 PM, by WIGIRL74

    Wow, what I day I had... Yes, I ate 3 relatively healthy meals & managed to stay away from Paczki's (at work), exercise today & stay on track with my 'To Do' List. What I wasn't expecting was to arrive at work (I work at a small, local family-owned grocery store) only to be informed 2 hours lat... Read more

  • So most of the time I won't blog here

    2/8/2016 6:20:05 PM, by DIAPHONI

    They'll be posted from my personal blog, Snarky Succubus I'm way back on the east coast and sick as hell. I hit my highest known weight last year and I just can't keep doing this to myself. So let's go team me. We're already down from 388 to 303-295 depending on period bloat ... Read more

  • Full on Panic Attack

    2/8/2016 5:15:42 PM, by SKINNYELLA

    This is not what I had in mind for my first anything on here. I'm home alone and I'm having a full blown panic attack, and thought this blog would be a good way to clam myself down and take my mind off of it, I'm sorry for any bad spilling, missed keys and so on my net blog will be better written I ... Read more

  • starting all over

    2/8/2016 2:17:42 PM, by PBUSHBY10

    I am starting all over again. This time I will be more active here. I have to make a lot of changes in my life. I have to stop worrying about my sister and about everything else.... Read more

  • Staying On Course

    2/8/2016 9:30:59 AM, by MOCACHOC

    I am so sore this morning after completing the Super Bowl Challenge and Commercial Challenge. It was deifinitely challenging and worked some muscles that hadn't been worked I guess. I still did my 30 minute cardio this morning. Staying the Course.... Read more

  • it's monday

    2/8/2016 8:21:04 AM, by MOMMY445

    another week is now underway. a weekend to basically relax for me. i have a lot to get done this week. i have one job interview this week for sure. another important appointment tomorrow morning for a different matter, school related. then i will have yet another job interview this week for a comple... Read more

  • Groundhog Day? (...or my UPDATE/Before PICTURES don't look as awesome as I thought they would)

    2/8/2016 3:51:53 AM, by _RAMONA

    Before I post pictures, I have a confession to make. So, this past year I haven't been a really active SPARKling. I was tired and grumpy. I had been working at this steadily for eight very long years, and I still had a very long way to go. It was discouraging. ...And, for th... Read more

  • Today's Inspiration

    2/8/2016 1:29:11 AM, by PRAIRIECROCUS

    " There is compassion in selfless generosity, but there is also compassion in heartfelt empathy." - Jonathan Lockwood Huie, with link to Read more

  • Recovery After Surgery Day 11...

    2/7/2016 8:10:59 PM, by WIGIRL74

    Doing good today. - Woke up early to get in a short low-impact workout before breakfast. - Ate 3 healthy meals. - Completed 1/2 the items on my 'To Do' List. I am planning to complete the list tonight before going to bed. Amazingly enough, I even found time to Skype with one of my in... Read more

  • OMG!

    2/7/2016 7:21:28 PM, by ELORACGO

    I completely gave up this blog 15 months ago. Why? I haven't got the slightest idea why and that is what bugs me the most. Well, if there are still people reading this, I'll try to sum up 2015, it might be a long blog though. LOL Well, first of all, I think I got a soda bubble that wen... Read more

  • Rolling along and enjoying our Super Bowl Sunday!

    2/7/2016 2:48:49 PM, by FLORIDASUN

    530 531 Woo~hoo Super Bowl Sunday! The big event on the calendar. I'm thinking back on all of the massive Super Bowl parties we used to host and looking forward to an evening tonight with just the hubs and myself rooting for our team in the comfort of our good ole' La~Z~Boy chairs! We we... Read more

  • Never give up

    2/7/2016 2:57:50 AM, by BIGGESTLOSER_V

    I have lost 127 pounds... Read more

  • Daily Affirmation

    2/7/2016 2:38:29 AM, by PRAIRIECROCUS

    " When I Come To The Edge of the Familiar, I Spread my Wings and Fly." - Jonathan Lockwood Huie, with link to Read more

  • Recovery After Surgery Day 10...

    2/6/2016 9:23:09 PM, by WIGIRL74

    Today was my 1st day at work with no medical limitations... Did really good accessing how heavy things were before lifting (i.e. trays of pastries, supplies, misc. boxes, etc.) and continued to ask for assistance lifting the 20+ lb items. Excited to workout tonight when the hockey game is on th... Read more

  • February Blues

    2/6/2016 7:38:40 PM, by SASSYLOVEBUG

    Well that scale of mine is stuck. For the past month I have been going up and down with the same three pounds. This is my last day of the week so tomorrow I am really going to push it forward. I want to see those numbers change. Sunday is day one for me for tracking my exercises and unfortunately I... Read more

  • Love is the answer!

    2/6/2016 5:59:25 PM, by PLANTPOWERGIRL

    My love for animals made me become a vegetarian at the age of 9, I became a vegan over 3 years ago after watching Earthlings. My love for animals has improved my health drastically. I have no pain, I run whenever I want, I lift heavier than I ever have in my life, I have TONS of energy, I'm almost ... Read more

  • Getting nearer

    2/6/2016 12:16:15 PM, by PASTORJEFF2

    As of this morning I am 20 pounds away from my goal. I started at 348 and am at 215 today. It's been a long journey and I'm almost where I want to be. You would think is be excited, however, this is not the first time I've done this. Back in 2010 I lost 165 pounds to run in a marathon. Then the prob... Read more

  • Today's Inspiration

    2/6/2016 1:40:40 AM, by PRAIRIECROCUS

    " All life is change. Release your attachment to the way things have been, and wind your way joyfully through life's unfolding majesty." - Jonathan Lockwood Huie, with link to Read more

  • Being Me...

    2/6/2016 1:32:03 AM, by SLIMMERSUSAN10

    Life has been CRAZY lately! This week especially! Although, I do wish people would quit taking what I say out of context! For some reason, my boss thought I was worried and stressed about a certain project at work. Unless she was referring to something I said a few weeks ago, I have no idea why ... Read more

  • Recovery after Surgery Day 9...

    2/5/2016 11:11:27 PM, by WIGIRL74

    Today, I had a follow-up appointment with my surgeon... Or should I say it was a walk-in, quick glance at the surgical area, re-bandage with instructions to come back in 10 days. It was literally a 5-minute appointment (if that). Talking with his assistant, I was told that I can gradually retur... Read more

  • Not a runner

    2/5/2016 6:18:04 PM, by STOPTHECRAVING

    I did 30 minutes on the elliptical this morning. I felt good! My heart pumping. My legs going. I then went to the indoor track. I felt so good I decided to try running for a bit. (I did a little the day before on my outdoor walk). So, I began running. I didn't stop until I had gone... Read more

  • Energy for Life

    2/5/2016 9:46:55 AM, by MOCACHOC

    Today we're going to get into why you don't feel fully energized all the time. A big part of this is the stagnant lifestyle we've all adopted in the modern world. Between long commutes and hours at our desks, we're stuck sitting most of the day and that shuts down our physiology. It slows our circul... Read more

  • it's friday

    2/5/2016 8:00:04 AM, by MOMMY445

    the weekend is here! hurray! time to unwind and relax for me and my daughter. all of the birds say hi. i will be trying an exercise dvd later on in the afternoon,as i have just a half day at work today. it is one that i got from the library. it is to do with the sweatin' to the oldies videos that we... Read more

  • Dietbet #1 and Done

    2/5/2016 7:36:40 AM, by PEACHEZ82

    Just submitted my final weigh in for my 1st Dietbet game. Game Start weight 237lbs 4%Goal 227.5 Final weigh in 224.6 Total weight loss 12.4lbs in 28 days This is a great jump start to a healthy lifestyle.... Read more

  • Today's Inspiration

    2/5/2016 2:33:27 AM, by PRAIRIECROCUS

    " Kindness is the most sincere expression of being fully human." - Jonathan Lockwood Huie, with link to Read more

  • Day 1 Chalean Extreme T25 Hybrid

    2/4/2016 10:27:31 PM, by PEACHEZ82

    Got in a really good workout I have actually missed lifting weights. Absolutely love how T25 is on 25 minutes. Almost at my step goal for the day pretty sure I will get it done before midnight. Wish me luck tomorrow is weigh day for one of my diet bets.... Read more

  • Recovery After Surgery Day 8...

    2/4/2016 7:07:42 PM, by WIGIRL74

    Woke up early... Exercised... Ate breakfast a half hour later. Completed a few things on my 'To Do List' before heading off to the clinic for a follow-up appointment with my oncologist. Arriving home, I ate a healthy lunch; then walked room to room pruning, fertilizing, & watering the house plants.... Read more

  • Good Book To Get On Track

    2/4/2016 1:59:36 PM, by MOCACHOC

    We know that the healthcare crisis in the West can’t be fixed by pills. Lifestyle is the key. If you deal with stress, time constraints, and the challenges of a busy life Knowing that meditation is good for us isn’t enough. We need to practice it in our daily lives to actually benefit from it that... Read more

  • UGH not happy can't see Dr. Araujo for one treatment til March

    2/4/2016 12:47:17 PM, by PHOENIXREBIRTH

    If you see my title you know something is up! Well I got a phone call this morning that my appointment had to be rescheduled since Dr. Araujo was get this triple booked! I wanted to scream no at the top of my lungs! This is just not funny in my opinion! Now I have to wait until March 9th for some tr... Read more

  • what a beautiful day

    2/4/2016 9:11:36 AM, by MOMMY445

    it looks like this job will just go for this week. that is fine with me. i have an interview set up for next week for a full time job. my daughter says hi and sends hugs to all of mommy's friends. all the birds say cheep,cheep! have a wonderful day,everyone!... Read more

  • On building momentum.

    2/4/2016 8:20:48 AM, by FITJEN48

    My grandmother gave me a cabinet she used to hide her goodies, playing cards and rubber stamping supplies. I have fond memories of her opening it up to reveal some trouble her and I could get ourselves into. The top section had glass doors and a light inside illuminating her colorful collection of g... Read more

  • Today's Inspiration

    2/4/2016 2:06:23 AM, by PRAIRIECROCUS

    " It costs you nothing to make another happy - and you gain your true self through the act of spreading joy." - Jonathan Lockwood Huie, with link to Read more

  • Today's Inspiration

    2/4/2016 12:39:31 AM, by PRAIRIECROCUS

    " We are all different - and we are all one. Take time to understand, and to appreciate." - Jonathan Lockwood Huie, with link to Read more

  • 4% gone

    2/3/2016 2:41:41 PM, by PEACHEZ82

    So if you have been following my blog you will remember that I am doing a dietbet. The final weigh in is Feb 5-6, basically you have 28 days to lose 4% of your body weight. I started at 237.9 so my goal was to get down to 227.5. I weighed in today at 226 so I need to maintain this in order to be ... Read more

  • Recovery After Surgery Day 7...

    2/3/2016 1:51:56 PM, by WIGIRL74

    Starting today, I have off of work for the next 3 days; returning to work on Saturday. With today being a day off with no place to go, my main focus is on completing a 'low-impact' workout, completing my taxes, 'light' cleaning (due to the lifting & vigorous activity restrictions) and getting t... Read more

  • Getting In A Power Nap

    2/3/2016 12:09:29 PM, by MOCACHOC

    If napping were an Olympic sport I would be a gold medalist. I believe wholeheartedly in the power of napping and all of the benefits napping provides. Today I want you all to #MakeYourMove to a nice comfy spot for a little power napping. This is the final installment of my #MakeYourMove seri... Read more

  • News from yesterday's phone call has me scratching my head on the 'save our house' situation

    2/3/2016 11:48:27 AM, by FLORIDASUN

    24 It's ALWAYS somethin' on the 'save our house' situation. I just wonder what the end result is going to be. As some of you know we have waged a fierce and brave battle for almost the past SIX years in an effort to save our beloved home from an illegal and totally fraudulent foreclosure attem... Read more

  • Healthy Breakfast

    2/3/2016 6:54:14 AM, by WENDYSPARKS

    Hi to all Sparkers! I hope you have been doing well. I have been on a healthy spree lately...this morning I started the day with a healthy breakfast of oatmeal....with chia seeds....I often mix it up on what I add to the oatmeal or it was chia... I have been walking a lot at my ... Read more

  • Recovery After Surgery Days 5 & 6...

    2/2/2016 7:18:08 PM, by WIGIRL74

    It's amazing how busy one can be with limitations due to medical reasons... Started off both yesterday & today with a low-impact morning chair workout. Then ate a healthy breakfast before completing another 5 things on my 'To-Do List' before heading off to work. I work in the bakery depart... Read more

  • February

    2/2/2016 6:41:32 PM, by SASSYLOVEBUG

    It is hard to believe that January is over and we are now into February. The weather is cooperating and we cannot really complain but I still do not like the cold. 102... Read more

  • Little does she know...waaaahhaaaahaaaa

    2/2/2016 6:17:59 PM, by FITJEN48

    My walking buddy has done it now. We were clopping along on mile 2 and she had this look in her eye that spelled trouble. "You can say no, if you want, it's ok." That normally is followed by a request that you begrudgingly oblige to do and later regret. "Well, I have on my vision board me running a ... Read more

  • Sometimes we are just to preoccupied

    2/2/2016 1:19:31 PM, by PASTORJEFF2

    Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God is one LORD: and thou shalt love the LORD thy God with all thine heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy might Deuteronomy 6:4-5 The world around us offers so much to draw our attention. Which brings the question; where are we spending all our energy? Do you... Read more

  • it's tuesday

    2/2/2016 12:13:24 PM, by MOMMY445

    i got the job! i start tomorrow and it goes until next wednesday! woo hoo! i am soooooo excited and happy! it has been a really long time since i last worked and i am relieved that i finally got a job. my good friend treated me out to dinner the other day to celebrate the good news. i definitely did... Read more

  • 45 Convincing Reasons to Exercise and Eat Right That Aren't Weight Loss

    2/2/2016 10:10:27 AM, by MOCACHOC

    If the latest infomercials and magazine covers are any indication, it seems like weight loss is on everyone's minds these days. And while a healthy weight is a good goal, when it comes to eating right and exercising, it shouldn’t be the sole focus. In fact, when you tally all the reasons to eat well... Read more

  • Today's Inspiration

    2/2/2016 1:39:42 AM, by PRAIRIECROCUS

    " Believe in the Goodness of life. Believe in the power of time to heal and renew. Believe in the power of forgiveness and gratitude. Believe in the gift of rainbows and butterflies. Believe in the laughter of children." Jonathan Lockwood Huie, with link to Read more

  • Today's Inspiration

    2/1/2016 10:58:04 PM, by PRAIRIECROCUS

    " Whatever anyone else says or does, their words and their actions are truly about themselves. Don't take it personally when they rant, even if they direct their unhappiness in your direction. Their negativity is basically selfishness, and their selfishness is about them, not about you." ... Read more

  • Some amazing accessories in our consignment gallery...I love these cutie pa~tooties~

    2/1/2016 4:01:52 PM, by FLORIDASUN

    Before I even write my blog I have to say THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU to our spark programmers for correcting our picture posting glitch. AND...if I do say so myself...this rotating option was exactly what I suggested when I first contacted them. Not to say they might not have had thousands of... Read more

  • JANUARY 2016

    2/1/2016 1:40:25 PM, by MOCACHOC

    I started back on my journey to good health and completed the month of January on a good note. 8lbs down and counting. I am going to complete this short month of February 2016 on a high note as well. Keeping my goal in my GOOD Health to be around for my only Grand Child as well as myself. God wi... Read more

  • Brain Chemicals...We Have More Control Than We "Think."

    2/1/2016 11:44:53 AM, by MAKEITBETTER

    Right now our brains are performing about 400 billion tasks. It's a marvel that we can't begin to fully understand, but we know this: the thoughts we think produce electrochemical reactions. Ultimately, these produce emotions. That means the thoughts we think produce different chemical releases and ... Read more

  • it's monday

    2/1/2016 8:37:36 AM, by MOMMY445

    a new day and a new month have begun! off to a fresh start for me today. i like to change things up when a new month starts. i do have some errands to run today. then i will get outdoors and enjoy the rest of the day. all the birds say cheep,cheep! my daughter says hi! have a great day,everyone!... Read more

  • Today's Inspiration

    2/1/2016 12:35:40 AM, by PRAIRIECROCUS

    " You can have everything you need - just by asking. All you ever need is to have inner peace, and You always have access to The Peace of God Which Passeth All Understanding." - Jonathan Lockwood Huie, with link to Read more

  • Reread first blog post

    1/31/2016 9:22:18 PM, by NIMKI0

    So I just reread my first blog post from a couple years ago and wow do I wish I would have kept with it back then. I had taken measurements and they are quite a bit higher now. It makes me glad I have that thou because it is definitely motivation to keep at it. I got wrapped up in some old drinking ... Read more

  • Recovery After Surgery: Day 4

    1/31/2016 8:02:03 PM, by WIGIRL74

    Yesterday was my first day back to work after surgery... Everyone was happy to see me back & more than happy to help me out as needed. The day went way too fast. Meeting up with my friend (we carpool) we headed off to the Bradley Center (arena) in the city for the hockey game. What a game it wa... Read more

  • its been awhile

    1/31/2016 4:58:17 PM, by FRANRN76

    It has been awhile since i last was here. Read some of my old blog entries and it was a little emotionally draining. I see where my weight loss attempts started and realize how far off track i have gone. Yeah i had weight loss surgery and lost 115 pounds, only to regain most of it back. ..(80 pou... Read more

  • February

    1/31/2016 10:42:56 AM, by POSEY440

    Here comes Spring it is right around the corner. Love Spring. ... Read more

  • New Fitness Class! My lil Joey update! I found some money! Landed 2 new jobs!

    1/30/2016 5:16:26 PM, by NIELSENSLADY

    When I came into 2016, I'd hoped to finally have a break in my mommy Joey routine. We've spent the last few years at home. He had part-time pre-school but I dropped him from the program once he wasn't being moved forward due to not potty training. I just wanted things to finally be different. ... Read more


    1/30/2016 2:04:19 PM, by -COURT-

    february/ February 1 National Freedom Day (Freedom From Slavery) National Baked Alaska Day National Serpent Day February 2 N... Read more


    1/30/2016 2:04:19 PM, by -COURT-

    february/ February 1 National Freedom Day (Freedom From Slavery) National Baked Alaska Day National Serpent Day February 2 N... Read more

  • it's saturday

    1/30/2016 1:04:11 PM, by MOMMY445

    i had another interview yesterday for a different job. if i get this one, i would start next wednesday and go for at least a week. things are looking up even more for me now. my daughter says hi! all the birds say cheep,cheep! have a great day,everyone and a terrific weekend!... Read more

  • Recovery After Surgery: Day 3

    1/30/2016 9:06:01 AM, by WIGIRL74

    Today's the day... I return back to work w/ note in hand from the doctor listing my restrictions. I can hardly wait to see everyone! After work, I'm venturing out to hang out with friends... Cannot wait to see them either. Because we are going to the arena for a hockey game tonight, I will ha... Read more

  • Today's Inspiration

    1/30/2016 2:41:09 AM, by PRAIRIECROCUS

    " A Flower is a Weed Seen Through Joyful Eyes." - Jonathan Lockwood Huie, with link to Read more

  • Recovery After Surgery: Day 2

    1/29/2016 2:46:08 PM, by WIGIRL74

    Stil no pain which is a great thing. With little to do today, I decided it was time to (finally) get organized... Yes, I use a calendar to keep track of appointments; but I needed a weekly 'To Do' list so I get more things accomplished around the house. Thus, I not only created a list; I includ... Read more


    1/29/2016 11:21:33 AM, by MOCACHOC

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