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  • Saturday

    10/22/2016 12:47:48 AM, by CHIBIKARATE

    Have a blessed day sending light love and joy hugs... Read more

  • Wedding goal

    10/21/2016 12:10:46 PM, by BECCAJ98

    Calling this a goal was under 200# by my wedding which is tomorrow....well even with eating bad this week, 200 even.....I am going into wedding being where I've not been since JR high!!!! So I think I did it! I will not be weighing myself after tomorrow for at least 10 days. We are leav... Read more

  • it is friday

    10/21/2016 11:09:22 AM, by MOMMY445

    a day to reflect and relax for me today. my daughter says hi. i have a chance at a few jobs today. my asthma and allergies are flaring up a bit just now, so i will see if i can make it to at least one job interview today. if not, i will reschedule for as soon as possible. the weather seems to be hav... Read more

  • Today's kick in the Butt

    10/21/2016 8:12:14 AM, by BLUEROSE73

    Today was a bit rough on my run. Cramps are bad today. I'm hoping that the rest of my day goes better. I'll be sure to take some Alieve with me today just to be sure. I started running, but ended up walking. Even then I had to cut it short and I struggled the last half mile - the pain was... Read more

  • Today's Inspiration

    10/21/2016 2:08:56 AM, by PRAIRIECROCUS

    " The beauty does not live out there ; the beauty's in my eyes." - Jonathan Lockwood Huie, with link to Read more

  • TGIF

    10/20/2016 11:12:42 PM, by CHIBIKARATE

    Have a great and blessed day hugs... Read more

  • 10/20/2016

    10/20/2016 9:00:00 PM, by MAMODIO

    I've been having some difficulty this week keeping within my range for sodium and not snacking on stuff I know I shouldn't be eating. It's been hard for me to stick to a healthy eating plan since I've been out of work. I found it easier when I had a daily routine, where now I'm not really following ... Read more

  • My first 10K!

    10/20/2016 6:10:27 PM, by KTSWEAR

    2 more days! Three years ago I was a devoted runner, running in several 5Ks. Then my world turned upside down. Family estrangement, and deep depression set me back a couple of years. I gained 30 pounds, and proceeded down the path of sedentary life. Now I'm ready! Ready to take my life back,... Read more

  • Before and after

    10/20/2016 3:12:39 PM, by BECCAJ98

    I just read (and looked at) an amazing photographic journey of before and after pictures of extreme weightloss. I know what my body looks like after my small adult has been shed from this frame....and it's not pretty. (Especially during my one of my favorite hobbies). This woman lost twice as much a... Read more

  • Today's Inspiration

    10/20/2016 3:07:18 PM, by PRAIRIECROCUS

    " Do not blame the thistle that you see no beauty." - Jonathan Lockwood Huie, with link to Read more

  • Fall Foliage

    10/20/2016 1:27:45 PM, by WENDYSPARKS

    Hi Sparkers! I just love the fall colors are you doing? I have been making sure to drink my water daily to stay hydrated....very important....I went for a nice walk outside and everything is so fresh and colorful....see you all here Sparking!! Hugs, Wendy... Read more

  • Day two goals and update on yesterday

    10/20/2016 1:06:56 PM, by GREEN99EYEZ

    So proud to say I had no Dr pepper yesterday and I worked out. Those are my main goals for now ditching soda and starting to workout again I'll change and add more steps as I go but I'm so happy I finally began making healthy choices again the workout was tough but I got in 15 minutes. Today I'll... Read more

  • a mostly rainy day

    10/20/2016 10:12:53 AM, by MOMMY445

    it is supposed to rain on and off all day here today. it is even calling for some rain to start the day tomorrow. although it is not too warm outside over the next few days. my daughter says hi. all of the birds say cheep,cheep! i have just started one of the free online university courses i found t... Read more

  • The days I create are my favorite days ever! My paint project...DONE! :-))

    10/19/2016 7:02:53 PM, by FLORIDASUN

    268 Painting is not my most favorite crafty craft...but the finishing touches on it...YES! I finished chalk painting my antique drop down secretary chest today! YAY! 104 This has been sitting in our leisure room for weeks! It got derailed because our A/C went out and I was in the mood... Read more

  • First day back to sp

    10/19/2016 6:43:35 PM, by GREEN99EYEZ

    I can't tell you how many times I've came back to sp I'm hoping this time I'll be able to commit for life I'm 35 now and my health is important. I know it's sad but my biggest fear is that my husband will not want me if I continue to gain. He's in shape and I'm so not. He never complains but I wa... Read more

  • it's wednesday

    10/19/2016 1:22:07 PM, by MOMMY445

    a beautiful,sunny, not too warm a day here today. i have not yet heard back from the place i went for an interview the other day. i will keep on trying until i get the job i want. my daughter says hi. all of the birds say cheep,cheep. in the meantime, i am keeping my spirits up and a positive attitu... Read more

  • Today's kick in the Butt

    10/19/2016 7:54:25 AM, by BLUEROSE73

    Thank you for the comments yesterday. I really needed the gratitude one. I am struggling with being overly stressed. That post reminded me that despite my current struggles, I still have a lot to be thankful for. I am struggling with frustration at my practicum placement, but I have a plac... Read more

  • PR Half Marathon!!!

    10/18/2016 9:36:48 PM, by BRANDNEWBUFFY

    Sunday I ran my first half marathon since I injured myself last year training for one. So for the record I have training for 7 half marathons and now have completed 5. It still sounds crazy for me to say that I run half marathons. My last half was my worst by far. It was 2 years ago and I did not t... Read more

  • 10/18/2016

    10/18/2016 8:44:21 PM, by MAMODIO

    Today was such a nice day out, almost 80 degrees in Connecticut, so I decided to go for a walk after my husband left for work. I originally was just going to exercise inside, but why be inside when I could be outside and enjoy the nice weather. I was going to walk 1 mile and as I got to the half way... Read more

  • I learn some insightful lessons on health from a broken A/C in HOT FL!

    10/18/2016 11:57:23 AM, by FLORIDASUN

    444 425 444 I love living in SW FL in JANUARY! But I have to tell you dear sparklers...there IS a trade off for that balmy sunshine when so many of you are scraping ice off your windshields! I DO remember those days...winter in IA is NO JOKE and I feel grateful for my southern lifestyle! 462... Read more

  • Comfort Zone or Danger Zone?

    10/18/2016 9:27:19 AM, by FITJEN48

    Before I even get started, this Marie Forleo video does an awesome job of tackling this subject.
    842720BBC66A6E A few posts back I introduced NJ. She's my alter ego. (bear with me, I'm playing pretend.) For years and years and years and years I have been ADDI... Read more

  • a nice day

    10/18/2016 8:13:16 AM, by MOMMY445

    i have a job interview today, for a full time job. i will try my best. if i get the job, great. if not, that is okay with me. my daughter says hi! all of the birds say cheep,cheep! have a terrific day,everyone!... Read more

  • Today's kick in the Butt

    10/18/2016 7:48:30 AM, by BLUEROSE73

    Back from today's run. It's raining lightly out there. Funny. I always find I run my best in the rain. Today wasn't a best run overall, but it was a good one. Poor Lulu is in the back porch drying off. It's going to be a long day. I leave for work in about a half hour (6:30am) and am go... Read more

  • Today's Inspiration

    10/18/2016 2:40:29 AM, by PRAIRIECROCUS

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

  • Perimenopause

    10/18/2016 1:58:37 AM, by PLANTPOWERGIRL

    I recently took a week off exercise to lay in bed, watch tv, and eat too much chocolate. The depression I've been feeling has been eating me alive. Today my sister came and noticed my drenched bed, adult acne, swollen boobs, moody behavior, etc and informed me that I may be in menopause. After spend... Read more

  • Too Salty!!!

    10/17/2016 10:07:27 PM, by KTTAYLOR21

    Since I have been really focusing on eating healthier my taste buds have surely matured. I had a slice of pizza for dinner because I got home much later than usual and my husband picked up a cheese pizza on the way in. I decided I'll eat a slice and call it a night. That pizza was so darn salty!!! S... Read more

  • Something lied to me

    10/17/2016 6:52:26 PM, by BECCAJ98 you all know by know, the wedding is in 5 days. I have been desperately trying to get under 200. I have never been there (last time was Jr High). I wanted this wedding to be the start, in more than one way, of new things. That included me a new person under 200. I weighed on Sunday morni... Read more

  • Today

    10/17/2016 8:56:01 AM, by BLUEROSE73

    It's been a while since I've blogged. Lots has happened, but that's common considering how busy I am. Hubby has had to go back to work. He sees the specialist next week, so that's good. Plus today he's going to a doctor for some pain management. I am beyond sick and tired of doctors telli... Read more

  • a mild fall day

    10/17/2016 8:42:48 AM, by MOMMY445

    a new week has begun. it will be a full week for me this week. today, i have a follow up doctor's appointment in the afternoon. i am doing some much needed online course work this morning for a while. i will be getting in plenty of exercise throughout the day,today. i bought me and my daughter some ... Read more

  • Today's Inspiration

    10/17/2016 1:27:20 AM, by PRAIRIECROCUS

    " Know that you can always choose your own inner peace - regardless of circumstances." - Jonathan Lockwood Huie, with link to Read more

  • BLC 32 Week 5 Lab Report

    10/16/2016 3:04:43 PM, by FITJEN48

    Total Steps this week: 76720 (Most so far in a week this round.) Calorie deficit on the week: 6131 (3rd Best deficit in a week out of 5) Macro nutrient Carbs: Avg: 154, Fat Avg: 57, and Prot avg: 68 Met plan criteria 74% of the time. Weight: Maintained. Thank God my DS 1 is a numbers g... Read more

  • Own up

    10/16/2016 10:40:07 AM, by RUNNING_SNAIL

    Getting back on track in my head, was a piece of cake. Yeah right! That was ignoring that life didn't have the same schedule I had. Don't worry, I haven't fell off the wagon this soon, but I had to make some adjustments along the way. Like my daughter bringing me chocolate cake she bak... Read more


    10/16/2016 10:32:53 AM, by FLORIDASUN

    198 Holy cow it's still so flippin' hot here in sunny FL! NOT the ideal time to have our A/C croak! Last night was misery trying to sleep! Okay...I know I'm a whiner...BUT..if you mess with my sleep BAD Bobbi comes out! 234 I have a wonderful sparkling friend that blogged many times about l... Read more

  • it's sunday

    10/16/2016 8:22:30 AM, by MOMMY445

    a new week has started. let's see what the week brings for me this week. my daughter says hi! all of the birds say cheep,cheep! it is raining here on and off for most of the day. that is okay with me and my daughter. have a great day,everyone!... Read more

  • Today's Inspiration

    10/16/2016 2:16:37 AM, by PRAIRIECROCUS

    " The primal rhythmic power and resonant sound of waves on the shore are like the earth's heartbeat, and become our connection with the body of nature. " - Jonathan Lockwood Huie, with link to Read more

  • Struggles

    10/15/2016 10:12:31 PM, by BECCAJ98

    How am I supposed to keep healthy when everything is falling down around me!?!?!? What is supposed to be happiest time of my life, the week before my wedding, has turned into a struggle. Hubs and I have been fighting...he's very depressed and taking it out on me. Then the bank decides to freeze all... Read more

  • Back at it

    10/15/2016 12:55:42 AM, by PEACHEZ82

    So close to my step goal. Baby steps.... Read more

  • Special Moments Abound

    10/14/2016 9:47:54 PM, by LAFFLOTS57

    Taking time to notice the bluest of blue skies Seeing a ruffed grouse showing off with tail fanning and neck feathers fluffing The full moon peeking from behind the skyline of trees on the mountain top Stars glistening quietly and with gusto Observing the joy of a child as a book is read to... Read more

  • If you don't want my opinion...I respectfully say...don't ask :-))

    10/14/2016 8:37:51 PM, by FLORIDASUN

    535 Our motley crew of friends will soon be fully reunited. Two more couples are coming back to FL for the season. One is my oldest friend and she fancies herself the 'princess in charge' of our group. This surprises me because a midwestern girl and I venture to say that most ... Read more

  • Today's Inspiration

    10/14/2016 4:47:57 PM, by PRAIRIECROCUS

    " Choose the World you See, and See the World you Choose." - Jonathan Lockwood Huie, with link to Read more

  • a windy day

    10/14/2016 12:34:04 PM, by MOMMY445

    a day to relax and not do too much for me today. i had to picxk up some clothes i had put in to the cleaners a few days ago, this morning. that was an enjoyable walk. my daughter will be taking part in a singing/guitar club at her school. she expressed an interest at school, the school sent home the... Read more

  • Forecast: Fog will lift and sun will shine.

    10/14/2016 10:45:35 AM, by FITJEN48

    Have you ever been on like this emotional or spiritual high, and suddenly, it's like this thick fog develops over your brain? You can't really see straight, which in turn, makes it difficult to move forward or anywhere for that matter. That's where I've been for the past week. I just felt really off... Read more

  • Doctor appointment today...

    10/14/2016 5:20:09 AM, by LANCE992

    I have been sick for 2 weeks now with a headache and a head cold that is not responding to medicine. I think it could be the change in the season. I love fall. But not when it's all that cold...I don't like the cold and I hate the winter months. I have started to go back to weight watchers for ... Read more

  • I'm a difficult person

    10/14/2016 12:05:46 AM, by NIELSENSLADY

    Tonight my husband came home after he was taken out by a vendor who was trying to sell something to the company he works for. My husband is one of the go to guys that vendors try to schmooze for a sale. Its got its perks. This year, my husband has been taken to several nice restaurants in the are... Read more

  • Another attack.

    10/13/2016 10:00:05 PM, by FITJEN48

    Just reminding myself for future had another gallbladder? attack last night. Grrr. Gonna try getting more fiber this week to see if it will help. So only definite info from docs is bilary duct has a super high ejection whatver. In laymans terms. Side hurts always for 4 years straight come No... Read more

  • Day 80 - Going to be having surgery...

    10/13/2016 5:27:07 PM, by _SHERRY_

    The past two weeks have been really crazy. I got really sick and then started getting symptoms of bile duct obstruction and liver damage. I got blood work done, which showed elevated liver enzymes. I had a visit with my dr and she set up an ultrasound and an abdominal x-ray. My bile duct is dete... Read more

  • Today's Inspiration

    10/13/2016 12:57:51 PM, by PRAIRIECROCUS

    " Love is the greatest force for good." - Jonathan Lockwood Huie, with link to Read more

  • a beautiful fall day

    10/13/2016 11:49:00 AM, by MOMMY445

    my daughter says hi! i am catching up on my online course homework today. on the weekend, i am taking it easy. i may help a good friend or two out. i will see how i feel and what i get done today. all of the birds say cheep,cheep! it is a beautiful fall day here. plenty of sunshine and a lovely bree... Read more

  • Daily Affirmation

    10/13/2016 12:58:30 AM, by PRAIRIECROCUS

    " I see the miracle in all of life. I am thankful for all creation." - Jonathan Lockwood Huie, with link to Read more

  • A little bummed on day 3

    10/12/2016 11:47:07 PM, by TODAYIAM

    Stayed within range and got my exercise in! Almost over slept 😳 I am starting strength training tomorrow! Maybe I'll feel a little better.. got the blues today, feeling destructive but got through it! A little encouragement goes a long way!! Happy sparking peeps!!!... Read more

  • 10/12/2016

    10/12/2016 9:29:57 PM, by MAMODIO

    Looking for a job is much harder work than I remembered it being. The last time I looked for a job was over 8 years ago. I finally have gotten a phone interview tomorrow. Guess all the hard work is finally paying off.... Read more

  • 10/12/2016

    10/12/2016 9:29:57 PM, by MAMODIO

    Looking for a job is much harder work than I remembered it being. The last time I looked for a job was over 8 years ago. I finally have gotten a phone interview tomorrow. Guess all the hard work is finally paying off.... Read more

  • New start again

    10/12/2016 8:01:26 PM, by GREEN99EYEZ

    My steps I'm taking starting tomorrow I'm going to track ask my food stay away from soda unless diet and workout 15 minutes. I can do this I just need to focus on what matters my health above all... Read more

  • a beautiful day

    10/12/2016 1:25:00 PM, by MOMMY445

    my daughter says hi to all! all of the birds say cheep,cheep! i find out this week if i got any of the jobs i went for interviews on last week. i will also find out if i get one that i did a phone interview for today. all of this hard work will pay off, i know it will. my other online course has sta... Read more

  • confession

    10/12/2016 9:55:04 AM, by RUNNING_SNAIL

    Yup that definition sums it up pretty well. I totally gave up on myself months ago and just ignored all signals and alarms my body was giving me. I exercised less and less, ate more junk and food that I needed and just didn't care anymore what the consequences would turn out to be. ... Read more

  • New hobby

    10/12/2016 8:37:04 AM, by BECCAJ98

    My hippie groom wanted tie dye at the a girlfriend of mine helped me do the tablecloths. I got hooked! I love having a hobby that isn't fitness related :) I do love those hobbies, but then my unwind time at home is playing Facebook games. Since I started this 10 days ago, I am so ... Read more

  • Today

    10/12/2016 8:24:05 AM, by BLUEROSE73

    Today seems to be off to not such a good start. My run didn't go so well. I feel so emotionally drained when I'm out there. I just don't have it in me to run the full 3 miles. So I speed walk instead. I'll try again tomorrow Now I'm trying to drink my smoothie. It was blended for mor... Read more

  • Hungry

    10/11/2016 7:16:31 PM, by BECCAJ98

    I know I'm active....heck I average between 12 and 15 thousand steps in a day, and thats not if I go hike for hours. I eat a lot because I am so active, and I do still lose weight. But the last few days, I am hungry, I mean tummy grumble, feeling sick, hungry. Within a couple hours, my body wan... Read more

  • Starting over and other healthy stuff day 1&2

    10/11/2016 5:55:14 PM, by TODAYIAM

    So for the last week I've been getting up earlier and walking on my treadmill... this is a special feat for I am NOT a morning person AND I thoroughly enjoy my sleep. I've also re-started my lower carb eating because my weight loss is at a stand still. But what makes this starting over even better.... Read more

  • A good day in court...AND baby alligators!

    10/11/2016 4:47:21 PM, by FLORIDASUN

    104 Woo started out pretty GREAT! First I spun 500 points on the spark wheel 347 a little gimmick I thought was SOOOOO silly when I first joined Spark but now I treasure accumulating those silly points! 285 Then on my bonus spin another 50! 334 Pretty darn good start for the day right? ... Read more

  • a beautiful day

    10/11/2016 11:23:20 AM, by MOMMY445

    it is sunny and not too warm here today. my daughter says hi. i have some errands to run and then i have left the rest of my day open. i do have some computer work to do for the online courses i am in. other than that, i do not have any particular plans for the day. i missed out on two job opportuni... Read more

  • Today's Affirmation

    10/11/2016 2:25:20 AM, by PRAIRIECROCUS

    " May the world be kind to you, and may your own thoughts be gentle upon yourself." - Jonathan Lockwood Huie, with link to Read more

  • Today's Affirmation

    10/11/2016 12:58:59 AM, by PRAIRIECROCUS

    " Standing in the inspiring vision of my future, I boldly take every step - large and small - with courage and intent." - Jonathan Lockwood Huie, with link to Read more

  • First night it's been cool enough to sit out on lanai....loving it! :-))

    10/10/2016 6:38:46 PM, by FLORIDASUN

    So many of you know how much we LOVE 26 sitting out on our lanai looking out into the wetlands each evening. This is the FIRST time this year that it's been reasonably cool enough to enjoy it. I love to hear the breeze blowing through the trees and listen to the twinkling w... Read more

  • happy thanksgiving!

    10/10/2016 3:32:12 PM, by MOMMY445

    to all who celebrate it, happy thanksgiving! hope that everyone has an incredible day! my daughter says hi to all. all of the birds say cheep,cheep! have a wonderful day,everyone!... Read more

  • First 5K since my foot injury!

    10/9/2016 8:15:45 PM, by VISUALLYRICS

    LOTS of kids ran their hearts out too! 312 364 312 364 312 Yipee! ...:::I so enjoyed my first 5K since my foot injury. Over 1,000 runners ran last night, and we all had a blast! We painted our bodies with glow-in-the-dark paint, and wrapped ourselves in l... Read more

  • A cliche about insanity & I think I met someone.

    10/9/2016 7:06:44 PM, by FITJEN48

    We've all heard it, one too many times. It has now lost it's punch and is written off as soon as it leaves the lips of the point prover who feels compelled to issue the warning, "You know what the definition of insanity is? Doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result." ... Read more

  • I just LOVE Sundays don't you?

    10/9/2016 6:52:24 PM, by FLORIDASUN

    345 Today was a pretty close to perfect day for me! I woke up early, had my yummy pumpkin spice coffee and my chocolate biscotti. This biscotti is 270 delicious and indulgent calories. makes me SO happy why not? It is my breakfast and I could imbibe many more calories and not be nearly ... Read more

  • Today's kick in the Butt

    10/9/2016 12:12:45 PM, by BLUEROSE73

    Tomorrow is my final weigh in for my diet bet. This morning I weighed myself. I've hit my goal. Now to keep it there until weigh in tomorrow. Today's Thanksgiving supper here too. Could be tough. lol Not so much. I have to cook and bring my own meal for tonight. My hubby's sister decide... Read more

  • Week 2 Weigh-In Pic and one of my favorite tv shows...

    10/9/2016 2:43:54 AM, by GOODGETNBETR

    Been eating less but not a whole lot better yet except for adding in some broccoli and fruit. Walking more and hitting the weights once or twice a week and drinking more water. Anyone else watch Archer? ... Read more

  • Today's Affirmation

    10/9/2016 2:15:59 AM, by PRAIRIECROCUS

    " Fully experience THIS moment - breathe in, breathe out - nothing more." - Jonathan Lockwood Huie, with link to ... Read more

  • Over the edge? Maybe, but I think it's a healthy edge.

    10/8/2016 7:14:59 PM, by FITJEN48

    You never know when someone's book, blog post, video, song or whatever contribution they make is going to send your life on an unexpected an interesting trajectory. I'm going to admit something here that I'm not very proud of at all. Any time, as of late, I feel a twinge of boredom, I do one of two ... Read more

  • Today's kick in the Butt

    10/8/2016 10:29:41 AM, by BLUEROSE73

    ... and follow up on yesterday I returned to my practicum. There was plenty to do, but it was for the most part pushing papers. I get that though. It was a no school day, so that's all there was to do. However, that being said, there was some progress. We talked and cleared up more o... Read more

  • New Day New Opportunities

    10/8/2016 5:04:13 AM, by LAFFLOTS57

    Saturday. A good day for appreciation. Early morning wake up @ 3:37a.m. means special moments of quiet. Even the birds are still snoozing. I enjoy these pre dawn hours. They bring me peace and serenity before the hustle and jostling of the day pulls me in varying directions. Thank you new day. H... Read more

  • " Gratitude For This Food "

    10/8/2016 2:22:14 AM, by PRAIRIECROCUS

    " I give thanks for the blessings of this food as a symbol of my gratitude for all the manifold blessings of this life." - Jonathan Lockwood Huie, with link to Read more

  • Today's Affirmation

    10/7/2016 1:02:03 PM, by PRAIRIECROCUS

    " I am a Unique Expression of the Universal Fabric of Creation. I celebrate both my uniqueness and my connection with all that is." - Jonathan Lockwood Huie, with link to Read more

  • A new day to be thankful in sunny SW FL!

    10/7/2016 12:53:13 PM, by FLORIDASUN

    198 Wowy....THAT was a close one! It's been a good long time since I've been so scared that a monster hurricane might be knocking on our door. It feels so great to know that we were spared once again...I'm SO very grateful! Now I'm praying for our Northern FL, GA, and S.C. friends who are still i... Read more

  • Today's kick in the Butt

    10/7/2016 8:06:40 AM, by BLUEROSE73

    This morning I weighed out (final weigh in) on my first of two diet bets. I made this one plus two pounds. Now I have to hit my next goal - one more pound by Monday morning (Tuesday at the latest). I'm pretty sure I can do it. I was frustrated though. I was doing so well, and on a loosing s... Read more

  • Just for Today

    10/6/2016 10:33:07 PM, by RAYAN5B4

    Nutrition= + Exercise = + Spirituality= + School = - Just for Today I am achieving my goals.... Read more

  • Hurricane Matthew...just downright CREEPY!

    10/6/2016 9:33:18 PM, by FLORIDASUN

    This is a picture captured on hurricane doppler right before Hurricane Matthew slammed into Haiti. Downright creepy this storm is! Hurricanes creep me out in general...but look at looks just like a menacing skull with a slimy smile doesn't it? This sends a clear message to me... Read more

  • BLC 32 Week 4 Lab Report

    10/6/2016 6:52:33 PM, by FITJEN48

    Ok, so here's my week 4 lab report for the BLC32 challenge here on Spark. This is the first round I have ever been so data driven and I gotta say, I'm loving it! AND I never thought I would say that. So let me preface my lab report with some background information that is VERY important to unde... Read more

  • a beautiful sunny day

    10/6/2016 1:05:09 PM, by MOMMY445

    i had another job interview this morning, for a full time position. tomorrow morning, i will be talking with a different place regarding a completely different job. i feel that the interviews i have had so far have gone well. i know i will get a job. i will not give up until i get one. i spent quite... Read more

  • Dress fitting part 2

    10/6/2016 8:41:03 AM, by BECCAJ98

    Little more off the top and I should have it next week 😀😀😀😀 But unfortunately I don't think that will make my wedding weight goal....I was only 2.2 # away, but have gained 1.8 back. I really want to be in 100's for the wedding. But 2.5 weeks away I don't think I can pull it off witho... Read more

  • Today's Affirmation

    10/6/2016 1:02:47 AM, by PRAIRIECROCUS

    " Do what you can, and do it well. Accept the rest with equanimity, and trust in God. No one can ever do more than that." - Jonathan Lockwood Huie, with link to Read more

  • Personal Note to Self

    10/5/2016 10:22:01 AM, by FITJEN48

    There's something brewing in my life. And, planner that I am, I want to know all the details. I want it to go step by step. But, "woman who has been through" version of me knows better. You know how you have this gut knowing that God's dealing with you about something? You are pretty sure you k... Read more

  • 10/4/2016

    10/4/2016 8:30:42 PM, by MAMODIO

    Now that I'm not going to work to sit behind a computer from 8 to 5 Monday thru Friday, I find I am more active helping my husband remodel our living room. I just haven't figured out how to track the activity as exercise. I've also been repainting my step sons bedroom since he no longer lives with u... Read more

  • a busy day

    10/4/2016 3:25:07 PM, by MOMMY445

    i had one job interview today that looks very promising, i have two interviews tomorrow. i had just missed out on a temporary job by one day. that is okay with me. looks like i will be gone all day again tomorrow. one is a temporary job that can go for up to 3 months. the other one is for a permanen... Read more

  • More than just losing weight.

    10/4/2016 8:19:57 AM, by FITJEN48

    Do you think losing weight is something you "should" do? Or, is it something you need to work on? Or, are you at a point where there is no other option? I had no idea what was going to happen when I hopped back on here for the gazillionth time. Admittedly, I felt bad, and in the back of my head... Read more

  • Today's kick in the Butt

    10/4/2016 7:57:29 AM, by BLUEROSE73

    I'm just not feeling very good today. I am tired. I couldn't breathe this morning, so today's run turned into a 3mile walk. Now I've got waves of nausea when I'm trying to get my smoothie down. Oh right. I just remembered. I got my MMR vaccination yesterday. I'll bet it is having a bit to... Read more

  • Today's Affirmation

    10/4/2016 1:49:17 AM, by PRAIRIECROCUS

    " A true friend is a source of strength and hope." - Jonathan Lockwood Huie, with link to Read more

  • Decluttering is a good thing...but it SURE is exhausting!

    10/3/2016 9:19:43 PM, by FLORIDASUN

    Today was our day off...but not really. It's like that for so many of us isn't it? We work a full time job and then on our days off we do full time house work. 24 I tackled Josh's room bright and early with my Pumpkin Spice coffee in hand...YUM I love fall. October is Fall right?... Read more

  • Today's Affirmation

    10/3/2016 8:40:05 PM, by PRAIRIECROCUS

    " I chaise the higher road - the path of charity, acceptance, love, selflessness, kindness." - Jonathan Lockwood Huie, with link to Read more

  • it's monday

    10/3/2016 10:27:54 AM, by MOMMY445

    a new day is now well underway. i do have a job interview tomorrow morning and i need to go to the other place to register. so my day will be spent travelling and getting in some extra exercise. my daughter says hi! all of the birds say cheep,cheep! have a great day,everyone!... Read more

  • Today's kick in the Butt

    10/3/2016 7:47:17 AM, by BLUEROSE73

    Back from today's run already. It went well. I finished my stepbet on Saturday. 6 weeks of walking 6 times/week - 6500 steps 4 times a week and 8400 steps twice a week. It felt great to see that it was done successfully. I'm not sure I'll do another one. I guess time will tell. It's not a... Read more

  • what a day

    10/2/2016 2:01:39 PM, by MOMMY445

    my daughter and i enjoyed the movie yesterday! she really likes it. i liked it,too. today she is spending some time with one of her friends from school and she has her guitar lesson this afternoon. as for me, i am taking it easy today. i heard from two places regarding job opportunities the other da... Read more

  • Today's Inspiration

    10/2/2016 1:25:23 AM, by PRAIRIECROCUS

    " Drive Change, don't wait for change to drive you." - Jonathan Lockwood Huie, with link to Read more

  • Today's Inspiration

    10/2/2016 12:35:06 AM, by PRAIRIECROCUS

    " Your inner thoughts reveal your true nature." - Jonathan Lockwood Huie, with link to Read more


    10/1/2016 8:06:41 PM, by -COURT-
    lendar-at-a-glance/ October 1st National Ghost Hunting Day * National Fire Pup Day National Homemade Cookies Day October 2nd National Custodial Workers Recognition Day National Name Your Car Day National Fried Scallops Day October 3rd N... Read more

  • One foot in front of the other... it's what I do ;-))

    10/1/2016 7:53:07 PM, by FLORIDASUN

    Howdy my dear sparklies! 213 Today was weigh in day on our Teddy Bear 5% Fall Challenge. I managed to squeak down a pound. I'm happy to see the scale going down instead of up. 192 55 104 This summer has been a pisser! I definitely am a stress eater so there you go...but I'm also a ... Read more

  • Day 68 - Ready to Get Serious! And A New Love....

    10/1/2016 10:56:41 AM, by _SHERRY_

    I have been plodding along alright! This past weekend I was really sick with a high fever for 2 days so I was not able to grocery shop or prep any food for the week, which was a big mistake! I had fast food last week. MOST days I made good choices. But there was a calzone day. And I... Read more