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  • Feelings

    8/29/2015 1:23:11 PM, by LDFRANCO

    Today I am feeling motivated! Yesterday I had a full blown migraine with a bad aura that blinded me for 2 hours, and I'm feeling after effects of it today. I've had serious back/neck pain for almost a year now but got worse in the past month and I'm still overweight. My blood pressure has been borde... Read more

  • I may be a turtle...BUT!

    8/29/2015 10:53:09 AM, by MUSIC2HISEARS

    It's Saturday and I have a 5k I'm participating in today called the Foam Glow (mentioned in a previous blog post). I'm looking so forward to it, even if I am going to be the turtle on the race course. You see it has been at least 5 years since I've participated in a 5K race. And then I'm only a walk... Read more

  • A house divided

    8/29/2015 10:40:30 AM, by PASTORJEFF2

    I have done my best to just keep silent on most issues, but I'm tired of what I hear and read around me today. I believe that as a people and as a news media we have pushed for more and more racism. We have stopped calling people people. Every one must now be introduced as a black man or a white man... Read more

  • Today's Inspiration

    8/29/2015 1:34:39 AM, by PRAIRIECROCUS

    " Self-confidence is the first requisite to great undertakings." - Samuel Johnson... Read more

  • Saturday

    8/29/2015 1:13:42 AM, by CHIBIKARATE

    Be blessed and send love to all hugs... Read more

  • Thoughts from spark coach

    8/28/2015 9:07:41 PM, by LDFRANCO

    What's one thing you are really good at? I am really good at dental hygiene which is fortunate since that is my profession lol. I made the top score on the NATIONAL board exam for my year. I was also in high demand at my last office (not currently working). I actually try to not base my se... Read more

  • Thoughts from spark coach

    8/28/2015 9:07:41 PM, by LDFRANCO

    What's one thing you are really good at? I am really good at dental hygiene which is fortunate since that is my profession lol. I made the top score on the NATIONAL board exam for my year. I was also in high demand at my last office (not currently working). I actually try to not base my se... Read more

  • Wake up call; Day 4 of Whole 30

    8/28/2015 8:49:56 PM, by NORTHWOODSMOM8

    I don't even know if my dear Sparkfriends from FIVE years ago are still here, but if you are, hello and I MISS our interactions! Why is it SO hard for me to find my spark again! I lost 63 pounds and kept it off for a good 18 months. I was walking 5 miles a day. But then one little choice at ... Read more

  • To whom do we owe beauty?

    8/28/2015 2:56:33 PM, by ETERNALDELIRIUM

    I spend way too much time on Facebook, really. It's a simple pastime, right? My toddler is watching his favourite show, and I sit on the couch and try not to have my brain dribble out my ears due to the saccharine pseudo-educational programming by surfing on my smartphone. A little while ago I ... Read more

  • What kind of heart do you have?

    8/28/2015 9:50:08 AM, by PASTORJEFF2

    I have found David the son of Jesse, a man after mine own heart, which shall fulfill all my will. Acts 13:22 What does it mean to have a heart after God's own heart? Is it possible for you to have this kind of heart? What does it mean to do God's will? God tells you what is pleasing to Him. When ... 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

  • Day Four of my awareness week

    8/27/2015 11:10:41 PM, by NIELSENSLADY

    I don't know what to call it. I'm just trying to pay attention this week. Today was pretty good. I finished eating after 8. This is to ensure I can get some sleep tonight. Eating food can result in some violent night time issues for me. Most importantly, I can't sleep. I was up til 4AM ye... Read more

  • Baby Steps: First Step

    8/27/2015 9:34:13 PM, by MUSIC2HISEARS

    I know they say baby steps in getting back to being healthy, but a friend is dragging me kicking and screaming (okay, so they are more like squeals of joy) to a Foam Glow 5K here in Indy this Saturday night. I won't be running, but I'll be walking and hopefully I won't poop out too soon. I know 3 mi... Read more

  • Togetherness

    8/27/2015 8:36:41 PM, by PASTORJEFF2

    When I started this journey my wife didn't want to join me. Then after 5 weeks I convinced her to at least give it a try. It didn't hurt that she seen the difference it was making in me. When she started she was addicted to Pepsi. I told her not to give it up completely but to just start tracking ev... Read more

  • Day 25 and Stronger Than I Thought

    8/27/2015 7:05:36 PM, by MAKEITBETTER

    Last June I made a goal with my son that I would be able to hike a very steep mountain trail WITHOUT STOPPING by September. It's about 3 miles round trip. Did I mention that it's steep? So steep that when I looked down at my shoe my foot was bent as far as it would go. Well, I've been stopping... Read more

  • Believing I CAN is the first step...

    8/27/2015 6:58:25 PM, by VISUALLYRICS

    What a splendid 1st week of school it has been. The children have had fantastic attitudes, eager to learn, and willing to be challenged again & again. We have ended either on time or a bit early each day. I feel as if I have been given an award simply due to their good spirits and our progre... 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 Read more

  • More on emotional eating & a game changing decision.

    8/26/2015 3:19:07 PM, by FITJEN48

    Yesterdays post was about making the decision to live my life in a way conducive to keeping this travelling vessel in healthy working order inside and out. I touched on emotions and how I have let them sit in the driver's seat of my life. I've rode passenger and allowed emotions to pilot the trip fo... Read more

  • Group Accountability

    8/26/2015 2:57:30 PM, by MAESTRACH

    I took two sets of pictures this morning to remind myself to keep working. Here's the sparkpeople set. The shirt I'm wearing fit like a perfect glove with no bulging in 2011. It was my reward for making my 160 goal. I'm going to take a picture in this one monthly until I get my new one and I can... Read more

  • I Can Do It

    8/26/2015 2:08:40 PM, by MUSIC2HISEARS

    Back on June 25th, I was admitted to the hospital and was there for a weeklong stay. I had hit a wall and could no longer function. I had given up and I made an attempt on my own life. I felt like there was no hope left in me. I was at an impasse in my life and all I wanted was to be free of the bur... Read more

  • Day 3 of my week long protein adjustment plan

    8/26/2015 12:50:32 PM, by NIELSENSLADY

    Day 3 I am starting to dislike fish! LOL. The longer you have it stored, the fishier it gets. I was trying to prevent cooking everyday but I like my food better fresh but I hate to cook. Today I went out and got takeout chicken for lunch. Probably more sodium but 39 grams at lunch. I'... Read more

  • You are blessed

    8/26/2015 8:44:46 AM, by PASTORJEFF2

    Did you wake up this morning, can you hear the birds signing, can you see the sun rise? There are so many things we find to keep us down but the truth is there is so much more to rejoice over. Today let's choose to look at the positive things around us and when soneone ask how you are doing tell the... 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 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

  • Decisions. Courage. Time & Stuff

    8/25/2015 8:46:25 PM, by FITJEN48

    Last week, I sent my son off to college. That's a hard thing for most parents. Here's why it was hard for me. When I was pregnant with him, my then bf, now husband, had moved in with someone else. During my pregnancy, I felt so alone until I had a run in with God. Me and God formed a friendship that... Read more

  • Day Two

    8/25/2015 1:39:01 PM, by NIELSENSLADY

    Yesterday did not go so good. Not because of out of control eating but because of the dang diarrhea. All day and felt sick going to sleep. Today is better though. Had a delicious breakfast and some fish and I feel ok so far. I also ate a nut bar from Nature Made which was good too. ... Read more

  • Sometimes you don't want to.

    8/25/2015 9:58:50 AM, by PASTORJEFF2

    There are times you just don't won't to do something's. Yesterday I had to work and then went to therapy for my knee. When I got home I just wanted to rest. Then the kitchen sink wouldn't shut off so I had to turn off the water and fix it. After it was fixed a water pipe broke so I had to go out and... Read more

  • Aug 25th: Return To Run

    8/25/2015 9:44:38 AM, by FATHINSN

    Since before Ramadhan this year, I've stop my running plan. I did run in Ultimate but that's different, hehe. Today, I return to the battlefield with Maroon 5; venue was Taman Bulatan (loosely translate as Roundabout Park), quite pretty with lots of trees for shades and several elevated ground a... 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

  • Day One Numbers

    8/24/2015 2:44:14 PM, by NIELSENSLADY

    I forgot to adjust my calories. I actually am happy with these numbers. I tried the zoats. I got a little bloated. I am not sure if I'm going to be able to have a good protein source other than meat. There doesn't seem to be anything that I can tolerate so far. I still have to try ... 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

  • The 2015 Fall 5% Challenge

    8/24/2015 11:03:03 AM, by MUSIC2HISEARS

    Are you looking for a way to get fit, lose weight, and have fun along the way? Check out the Fall 5% Challenge! Team members will work towards losing 5% of their starting weight in 8 weeks by participating in team challenges that focus on exercise & healthy lifestyle habits. Let’s have fun, make n... Read more

  • A real difference

    8/24/2015 8:40:24 AM, by PASTORJEFF2

    I have last weight every week for 13 weeks now. It's been good to get on the scale and see 2-3 pound loses, but what really excited me was when I went to put on my suit for the first time since I started and the pants were so loose that even a belt wasn't going to work. Bad news is I don't have a su... 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 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

  • Alright! I'm caving...

    8/23/2015 10:17:52 PM, by NIELSENSLADY

    I went out. I spent about $55 on groceries. And I've put together a sort of menu for the week and I'm prepping some food ahead of time. You're right! Planning is easier. 20 So anyway, here's my menu at least through Thursday. Breakfast will be Zoats and egg whites Tilapia... Read more

  • Excuses

    8/23/2015 3:08:51 PM, by PASTORJEFF2

    my friends use to tell I should write a book on excuse because I was full of them. We all seem to be able to find an excuse for not doing something. The truth is excuses can work both ways. Just like excuses not to eat right or to exercise there are also excuses to do those things. I have decided I ... Read more


    8/23/2015 11:06:01 AM, by MAKEITBETTER

    Here I am yesterday at my son's football game. I took the opportunity to walk the track while they played in the center field, so I didn't miss a play. It was hot and I wasn't dressed for a walk, but I had a choice. I could sit with the other parents (most of them young and fit) or I could ... Read more

  • Now I've Done It...

    8/23/2015 1:01:42 AM, by SLIMMERSUSAN10

    What have I done, you ask? Well, nothing good, as far as my health is concerned!! Let me just say, I REFUSE to become my grandmother! I've let my health issues get so far out of hand (no matter how hard I try to not let them get that way) that my feet are constantly swollen (no, I'm NOT pregn... Read more

  • FLYing, prepping and planning

    8/22/2015 9:40:51 PM, by _SHERRY_

    Sorry that I am not blogging every day like I had planned. My Internet has been pretty spotty lately, so that is part of it. The rest of it is laziness I guess! I just had an "ok" week. It was my sister and mother's birthday last weekend and it threw me for a loop. I use Saturday as my mai... Read more

  • Another health update for you

    8/22/2015 6:07:15 PM, by PHOENIXREBIRTH

    I seen Rita on Tuesday and she told me that my neck had some abnormalities with some bulging between the vertebrae. I guess my primary didn't tell me everything and misled me to believe everything was fine when it wasn't. I already know why there is bulging. It is because of arthritis in my neck. I ... Read more

  • Tree Trimming

    8/22/2015 12:59:35 PM, by GARDENCHRIS

    My house is close to 90 years old, I have a GIANT maple tree in the back yard. It provides need shade on the house, for which I am grateful for. But it also drops TONS of leaves and helicopter all over the yard in fall and spring, which though are great exercise are a major pain! LOL Dur... Read more

  • Temptation happens

    8/22/2015 12:37:45 PM, by PASTORJEFF2

    Temptation is a part of every aspect of our life, even how we eat. But I have found a verse from Gods Word that applies in all areas of living. “No temptation has overtaken you except what is common to humanity. God is faithful, and He will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you are able, but... 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 Read more

  • Gained

    8/21/2015 5:15:08 PM, by LAURANAV1

    not the normal goal here at spark people. But I'm excited I gained 7 pounds in the past nine days. TPN is working. The pharmacist confirmed their target weight for me is 130. That sounds perfect. We were joking this morning it would be funny if I change chemo or something and balloon up. It's on... Read more

  • Day 19 I Refuse To Give Up On Me!

    8/21/2015 3:40:20 PM, by MAKEITBETTER

    It's been a hard week. I ate a cheeseburger, BBQ, and Mexican food. I skipped more exercises days than I attended. But I won't give up this time. I won't. I refuse to stop believing in me. I refuse to beat myself up or withhold forgiveness from myself. I give it to others. I encourage them when they... 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

  • Who are you helping?

    8/21/2015 9:16:31 AM, by PASTORJEFF2

    “He comforts us in all our affliction, so that we may be able to comfort those who are in any kind of affliction, through the comfort we ourselves receive from God.” ‭‭2 Corinthians‬ ‭1:4‬ God brings comfort into our lives either through our relationship with Him or by others He uses... 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

  • Correction

    8/20/2015 1:08:04 PM, by PASTORJEFF2

    “My son, despise not the chastening of the Lord; neither be weary of his correction: For whom the Lord loveth he correcteth; even as a father the son in whom he delighteth.” ‭‭Proverbs
    ‭3:11-12‬ ‭ Correction is given, first because of love, second it is for our protection, and f... 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

  • Day 3...Blessings and prayers

    8/19/2015 11:29:54 PM, by MAESTRACH

    Today's blog is harder to do. Our state lost 3 fire fighters today in a wildland fire. Mike and I are no longer on the lines, but we're still a brotherhood and any loss is hard. Today's Top 10 1. I got to see several of my students ribbon at the fair with their swine and bovine entries. ... Read more

  • Another great day

    8/19/2015 10:47:01 AM, by LAURANAV1

    I'm enjoying this day because we don't have anything scheduled until a 2:40 eye doctor. I slept in until 7 this morning. I'm actually ready for a nap now but will wait until the home care nurse visit within the next hour. After the eye doctor we have an outing to PF Chang's scheduled ;-). Yum. T... Read more

  • Back to school time

    8/19/2015 8:50:55 AM, by PASTORJEFF2

    for a lot of us our kids have or will soon be going back to school. This will free up some time. The question is how will you use it? No time like the present to add a little workout time to your day!... 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 Read more

  • Doing the math

    8/19/2015 1:34:24 AM, by JELLYBEAN007

    I've been exercising regularly (and hard!) and eating well for several weeks now, but not lost an ounce. I've checked various recommendations and crunched some numbers and have decided to try the following nutritional goals. I'm recording it here so I can remember. 2000-2200 Daily Caloric Ne... Read more

  • Day 2 Counting what's right

    8/19/2015 12:46:25 AM, by MAESTRACH

    Today's top 10 list 1. Got up before my alarm. 2. Remembered to eat 3 meals. 3. Did REALLY well at my job interview this morning. After discovering that I had to dive into the clothes in the back because the size 16s that I bought a month ago look STUPID with a belt and WOULD NOT stay up...I... Read more

  • Workouts

    8/18/2015 8:32:07 PM, by LAURANAV1

    Iost a ton of weight and therefore I also lost a lot of muscle mass in June. In August I started a strides to strength program for cancer patients and survivors. Today was my third workout. We did a warm up and some strength exercises and then I worked on the treadmill, the recumbent bike, and the... 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

  • Doing OK...

    8/18/2015 6:26:45 PM, by RUFFIT

    I have been really emotional lately. I cry in the morning and I cry at night. I can't help it. When you lose someone so close to you I just don't know what else to do but to get thru it. It really stinks. I reached out to my brother one day and boy was that a mistake. I said crying I misse... Read more

  • Happy Anneversary

    8/18/2015 3:26:17 PM, by POSEY440

    My date of being on this site in this week since 2009. ... Read more

  • Is will power enough?

    8/18/2015 12:20:12 PM, by PASTORJEFF2

    My wife always tells me hot strong my will power is and I understand that it takes willpower to make healthy choices. But if I trusted in my will power alone I know it would not be enough. “It is better to trust in the Lord than to put confidence in man.” ‭Psalms‬ ‭118:8‬ ‭I have learn... Read more

  • Almost vacation time! YAY! More weird stuff on the 'save our home' fight

    8/18/2015 9:01:50 AM, by FLORIDASUN

    It's ALMOST time to get the heck out of 'Dodge' also known as hotter than Hades SW FL! We booked our reservations so now we HAVE to go! It's been SO slow at our little consignment gallery that we have taken to reading books while on duty. I HATE to be bored...just hate it! I'd rather be bu... 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

  • Stress tracking

    8/17/2015 1:48:14 PM, by TINITALI

    My stresses My kids My husband my house my inability to get everything done exactly how I want it Today is stressful enough... 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

  • A 3 person interview pep talk Me, Myself and Kathy

    8/17/2015 10:19:49 AM, by MAESTRACH

    Honesty time. I am SOOO frustrated this week! I HATE the 195 to 190 range. It is the hardest for me to break through. I'm REALLY peeved at myself for backsliding so far. I was making great progress. 195 down to 191 in about 3 weeks. Marching right along and then Saturday morning for me weekly... Read more

  • Helping each other

    8/17/2015 6:53:21 AM, by PASTORJEFF2

    “Carry one another’s burdens; in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ.” ‭‭Galatians‬ ‭6:2‬ ‭ Here is a great teaching from the Word of God that reminds us that we don't go through life alone. We are to help and support one another. ... 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

  • Menu Plan for the Week

    8/16/2015 9:25:30 PM, by _SHERRY_

    I made it through the family birthday weekend! I'm so glad they are over. I did pretty well. I did have a vanilla cupcake yesterday, but I did track it. It's going to be a busy work week and I am not looking forward to it! On a good note, I will get more activity in. So here is my m... 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

  • Yes you can

    8/16/2015 5:59:44 PM, by PASTORJEFF2

    to often everything and everyone around us is negative. I want to help you all today. Can you eat healthier? Yes you can! Can you workout more often? Yes you can! Can you lose weight and keep it off? Yes you can! It's time to think positive thoughts and make real changes to your life. ... Read more

  • Agent Ilsa Faust (Mission: Impossible Nation Rogue)

    8/16/2015 10:12:49 AM, by FATHINSN

    Today, I went to town to have my personal time alone; I guess as an Introvert, I much prefer spending time with myself instead of get dragged by others, even to my favourite places LOL One of activities I did was watched a movie, " Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation". *cue MI soundtrack, dum dum dum ... Read more

  • Calorie Range

    8/16/2015 8:35:17 AM, by ABBYANDYNME

    I typically stay within my calorie range. Sometimes I'm below because it goes up with evening exercise and I'm not hungry. But I'm very rarely over!... 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

  • Re-joining WW, groceries, a recipe and birthdays

    8/15/2015 1:32:01 PM, by _SHERRY_

    So yes, I rejoined WW this morning. The monthly pass includes the website, but I love Spark and plan to stay here for tracking and the community! WW's site just doesn't seem as friendly and welcoming - either in how it is put together and with the community. I'm a Spark Girl! The good news ... Read more

  • Aug 15th: The Jigsaw Puzzle

    8/15/2015 12:30:40 PM, by FATHINSN

    (Warning: This is a tale about a guy ...) I've known him for several years but he was just another guy among hundreds I've met in my life. No extraordinary feat that make him outstanding among our peers. No gorgeous look that make you keep sneaking another look but he still pleasant to look. Someon... Read more

  • Wow

    8/15/2015 12:11:45 PM, by LAURANAV1

    been a very long time since I posted a blog article. This was going to be the year I got my blood sugar under control and talked to my doctor to get that stupid pre-diabetes diagnosis off my record. But then in April I was diagnosed with cancer and spent May in the hospital which resulted in a fu... Read more

  • Eating right

    8/15/2015 11:32:42 AM, by PASTORJEFF2

    my wife and I eat out quite often because of our schedule. I have learned a simple trick to help me stay focused and eat right. I google the nutrition menu for whatever restaurant we are going to and make my choices before we ever get there. When the waitress brings a menu I can tell her I don't nee... Read more

  • A Salute To Friendships

    8/14/2015 10:32:28 PM, by VISUALLYRICS

    Thanks to SP friend (PRESBESS), I am inspired to maintain thru her own faithful example. I also recently jump started my journey with her through a "no sugar challenge"...:::it was just what I needed. It seems sugar has been in abundance everywhere I turn this summer....and I needed to make ... Read more

  • And..the beat goes on! I never realized I was such a fighter! :-))

    8/14/2015 11:34:42 AM, by FLORIDASUN

    I may LOOK all sweet and soft...and usually I am...until I think I've been wronged! Then my head goes down in full Capricorn stubbornness and those Cappy horns tilt forward! I've been called a 'strappy~Cappy' and I'd probably also add SCRAPPY Cappy... because I just keep on plugging. No... Read more

  • Submit

    8/14/2015 11:05:42 AM, by PASTORJEFF2

    in the Bible we are told to submit to God, submit to the law of our land, and wives to submit to their husbands. To eat healthy and lose weight we must learn to also submit to self. We need to come under the authority of what we have been taught and know to be true about the right way to eat. ... 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

  • another health update

    8/13/2015 8:39:13 PM, by PHOENIXREBIRTH

    my health and other things... Read more

  • Input on Planet Fitness & Anytime Fitness

    8/13/2015 5:49:04 PM, by WINTERRAIN

    Okay technically this is not a blog about my victories or my downfalls or anything like that. It's a question and I would like feedback, I figured this would be easier then posting in all my groups I belong to (however I may still do that later). Has anyone been a member of either of these gy... 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 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

  • Take someone with you on the journey

    8/13/2015 8:42:24 AM, by PASTORJEFF2

    As you start to lose weight someone will eventually ask what you are doing to lose it. That opens a door for you to bring them on the journey to a healthier lifestyle. They may not need to lose weight, but everyone can learn to eat healthier. Share your spark community when you get the chance. ... 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 Read more

  • Day 9: Beautiful Cloudy Days

    8/12/2015 9:12:38 PM, by MAKEITBETTER

    What would a sunny day be without a memory of stormy days? It would be easy to take for granted. Today it rained and I watched the sky and thought, "Good job, God. You can paint with clouds and sunlight and shadow and every color imaginable. You can make really cool dragon shaped monsters i... Read more

  • Rest

    8/12/2015 12:17:05 PM, by PASTORJEFF2

    i know that proper sleep is one of the keys to health, but sometimes you just have one of those nights when sleep just doesn't seem to come. I think I need to start shutting down my mind about one hour before I go to bed so I don't lay there awake for two hours. ... Read more

  • Obstacle Course Races/Mud Runs

    8/12/2015 11:07:23 AM, by KIMCOLLINGS

    So, I've become hooked on OCR's, AKA Mud runs. I did two last year and then signed up for 7 this year!! They were in the perfect order as they went from easiest to hardest. I just did my first Spartan race and that was a doozie for sure! The others are challenging in that you have to... Read more

  • I'm ready for the BLC challenge. The sequel. Stickers included.

    8/12/2015 9:52:18 AM, by FITJEN48

    I just reviewed my Ready for the Next BLC challenge post. I wanted to include my thoughts from that post into my sticker chart plan. For anyone who wonders what in the world my sticker chart plan includes, here's a brief summary. In October of last year, I bought a sticker chart from United Art... 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