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  • Today's Inspiration

    8/25/2016 1:06:52 AM, by PRAIRIECROCUS

    " Pay attention. Cultivate awareness. Life cannot be lived fully or joyfully if our thoughts are focused on regretting the past, preoccupied with anticipating the future, or lost in the mind-fog of unconscious habitual behaviour." - Jonathan Lockwood Huie, with link to Read more

  • Thursday

    8/24/2016 11:41:41 PM, by CHIBIKARATE

    Enjoy your day aam very stressed I am so tired of dealing with dummies... Read more

  • An extra hour a day

    8/24/2016 7:51:57 PM, by ABBYANDYNME

    I could definitely decrease my computer time and reclaim that time as "me" time. I will set a timer and allow myself to log onto Facebook or games only after my workout is done and food is logged. I will check my email a set four times a day and delete anything left at the end of the day. I will uns... Read more

  • I've been SPARKED by DEBVNE!

    8/24/2016 3:10:32 PM, by _RAMONA

    Check out her blog: Finding Your Fight
    sp?blog_id=6223629 So, how is your "inner, petulant brat" doing today? (THANK YOU for the laugh Deb... it gave me what I needed to MOVE through this moment in which I... Read more

  • Thankful

    8/24/2016 3:09:24 PM, by SMB1976

    It's been a trying season in life and it's been easy for me to sink into depression and complacency. Thankfully I have some really awesome people in my life that love me, pray for me and help me so that I do not stay in this place. I am looking forward to healthier days ahead.... Read more

  • a warm day

    8/24/2016 11:09:16 AM, by MOMMY445

    i am all ready for my interview tomorrow. today, i heard from another place regarding a different job. i will get in touch with them in a while. it is a very warm day here today. although there is a nice breeze blowing every so often outside. my daughter is meeting up with some of her friends today,... Read more

  • When it doesn't look like it's possible.

    8/24/2016 10:17:46 AM, by FITJEN48

    I was talking to my mom yesterday and the conversation went in an unexpected direction. I just came out with it and said, "Mom, this isn't gonna make any sense, but I'm going to say it anyway. I think you and I should head to Tennessee and see if it's someplace you'd like to live. Like if Ray and I ... Read more

  • Happy Hump day

    8/24/2016 2:43:39 AM, by CHIBIKARATE

    Have a very blessed day hugs... Read more

  • Today's Inspiration

    8/23/2016 11:18:30 PM, by PRAIRIECROCUS

    " Resilience is about believing in yourself, and trusting your own wisdom rather than being swayed by the opinion of others." - Jonathan Lockwood Huie, with link to
    dHuie... Read more

  • a beautiful sunny day

    8/23/2016 5:53:34 PM, by MOMMY445

    my daughter says hi to everyone! all of the birds say cheep,cheep! i have an interview for a 1 month contract job on thursday morning. i will do my best. have a great day,everyone!... Read more

  • To me "health" means

    8/23/2016 1:14:46 PM, by ABBYANDYNME

    Being able to comfortably carry out my everyday activities.... Read more

  • Today's kick in the Butt

    8/23/2016 9:30:59 AM, by BLUEROSE73

    First off, I have some great news. The scale is down again. Second day in a row. I think I've found my stride. At least it's working for me for now. This is no time to slack off. It's time to use this momentum to get into the 230's. I just might be able to make it by the end of this wee... Read more

  • Sugar Craving Log 11

    8/23/2016 8:34:41 AM, by BONNIVELLE

    For two weeks, I house sat with my boyfriend. Compared to me, his eating habits are atrocious. I wasn't strict enough and I gave in to enjoying sweets and cake. I have two sets of scales in my house. 3 weeks ago, they agreed (maybe one add an extra pound) that I was 9 stone. Now, the newer one ... Read more

  • Beating PCOS?

    8/22/2016 9:57:15 PM, by BECCAJ98

    I was diagnosed with PCOS at a very young age. I have had more issues than most can imagine over the years. They have tried to medicate me to "help", a lot of times making other things worse. I had a sonogram done internally years ago of my ovaries, and they were both very full of cysts. I was told... Read more

  • Pressing Forward

    8/22/2016 9:03:27 PM, by KTTAYLOR21

    Today was arm and ab day. YEARS ago I created a binder of all the Fitness Magazine workouts. I took page protectors and cut out all the workouts and created a whole binder of great workouts. So I blew the dust off and did a great work out!! I know what it takes to get to where I want to be and I am... Read more

  • Day 1 of my first stepbet

    8/22/2016 6:02:22 PM, by BLUEROSE73

    Not bad. I met my stretch goal of 8,439 steps. This week I still need to meet one more stretch day (over 8439 steps), and 4 active days (6,406 steps). I get one day`a week off The numbers I'm going to start watching next week are the total pot (right now at $16,680) and the number... Read more

  • Challenging myself

    8/22/2016 2:04:46 PM, by ABBYANDYNME

    I need to get back on track with SparkPeople. I went premium on the app and started back at Day 1! Added it to my daily routine. Trying to track my food for the day up front. Way too easy to overeat or "forget" to track.... Read more

  • Triathalon Training - Week 2

    8/22/2016 2:01:19 PM, by BLUEROSE73

    My training schedule is: Monday: Off Tuesday: Run 15min Wednesday: Bike 6 miles Thursday: Swim 300 yards, Walk 30min Friday: Off Saturday: Run 20min Sunday: Bike 8miles My previous Sunday was a 5 mile bike ride - I wasn't strong enough to do it in the heat of the day. So I did... Read more

  • a new day

    8/22/2016 12:58:32 PM, by MOMMY445

    my daughter and i are keeping cool today. it is the first day in a really long time that it has not been extra hot and humid here. earlier this morning, we were at a local park and having fun. today, i have bits and pieces of things to do. i got to speak with a good friend of mine this morning. i ke... Read more

  • What's in your recipe for success?

    8/22/2016 11:05:50 AM, by FITJEN48

    There's so darn much inspiring this post, I'm gonna try real hard to bake it into something bite size. This weekend started me cooking up this post with some online ingredients. First, Marie Forleo. shared a bit on gratitude in the video found on that link. I've kept praye... Read more

  • My Goals for this week, and review of last weeks goals

    8/22/2016 10:59:50 AM, by BLUEROSE73

    Starting with last week, here were my goals: This week is about baby steps. My goals this week are: 1. Track my food. All of it. Be honest to see what I'm eating and when 248 2. Drink water. At least 8 glasses/day 248 3. Start moving again. For me, it's more about getting out there a... Read more

  • Today's kick in the Butt

    8/22/2016 9:36:20 AM, by BLUEROSE73

    I've been up for just over an hour already. I've got my bottle of water beside me, and I just finished taking my Thrive. I'm hoping I'll be energized and ready to go once this blog is finished. This morning I noticed the dimples I get just under my ribcage when I start loosing weight. I de... Read more

  • Today's Inspiration

    8/22/2016 2:11:27 AM, by PRAIRIECROCUS

    " There are a hundred valid reasons why something can't be done, but only one reason, Commitment, why it can. " - Jonathan Lockwood Huie, with link to
    dHuie... Read more

  • Today's Inspiration

    8/22/2016 12:36:49 AM, by PRAIRIECROCUS

    " QuoHuiekwoodtations are dead unless a spur for inquiry." - Jonathan Lockwood Huie, with link to
    uie... Read more

  • Being Sick

    8/21/2016 10:12:58 PM, by BECCAJ98

    I love my husband, but I have to vent here a minute. He gets sick, it's 4 days of getting spoiled and me doing everything I can to make him feel better. I get's a different story. Now granted, it doesn't happen often...last time was 2.5 yrs ago when I got strep. So I contracted a cold fr... Read more

  • Is THAT Me??

    8/21/2016 5:08:45 PM, by KTTAYLOR21

    I saw myself in a video last night and was totally taken aback to what I saw. I took my son to Sky Zone and did some jumping myself. I felt HUGE!! I flipped into the foam pit and STRUGGLED to get out!! It seemed incredibly impossible. I didn't like how I felt or how I looked. I know I am in TOTAL co... Read more

  • Today's kick in the Butt

    8/21/2016 9:41:37 AM, by BLUEROSE73

    I've been up for just over an hour now, sparking and drinking my bottle of water. Lulu (my big black lab cross running partner) is sitting looking at me. She's starting to get used to the morning routine. I started yesterday as my rest day. In the evening, I took the dogs for a 3 mil... Read more

  • Ready to throw the scale at the wall

    8/20/2016 6:40:52 PM, by BLUEROSE73

    My reason for wanting to throw the scale is not simply because it isn't moving. Rather, this morning when I got on the scale, I kept trying it again and again. I moved the scale - just a few cm in either direction. NEVER did I get the same reading twice. The lowest was 244lbs. The highest was 2... Read more

  • nail biting goal

    8/20/2016 5:51:39 PM, by KRZYKAT3

    My SP friend Jen asked me some good questions about my nail biting. So I am going to try and answer them here. so here goes the thought process. When I was young, I bit my nails because they got too long and got in my way? because it was a nervous habit? because I thought I was ugly and ... Read more

  • Vacay day 13~ West End Architectural visit & DH's 50th High School reunion night

    8/20/2016 10:15:32 AM, by FLORIDASUN

    Hello dear sparky friends! 26 Thanks ever so much for sticking by me during this crazy escapade of a vacation. I know I have blogged ad nauseum about the MIL & SIL situation and I apologize. I write through 'stuff' that I have a hard time understanding...and as you can tell...I have ... Read more

  • Today's kick in the Butt

    8/20/2016 10:11:23 AM, by BLUEROSE73

    I honestly do not know if this is going to work today. I feel heavy - mostly due to some aches, but I'm sure allergies are also playing a role as well. Just sitting here, drinking my water and taking my morning thrive. I hope when they kick in I'll be energized and ready to go. I jus... Read more

  • what a warm day

    8/20/2016 9:55:43 AM, by MOMMY445

    it is going to be another warm and humid day here today. my daughter and i are keeping cool and well hydrated. the birds are okay and are in a cool place. i am out running a few errands before it gets too hot outside. i may go and meet up with a good friend of mine later. i will see how i feel and g... Read more

  • Today's Inspiration

    8/20/2016 1:51:40 AM, by PRAIRIECROCUS

    " We are all one - the web of life." - Jonathan Lockwood Huie, with link to
    dHuie... Read more

  • goals

    8/19/2016 4:54:14 PM, by KRZYKAT3
    otivation_articles.asp?id=171 staring back up on my weight loss transformation I was reading baout goals. thought I would share article with everyone. first thing to so start small: my small goals are more water spark daily be more active wat... Read more

  • Reheard some helpful info today. Here's the capture.

    8/19/2016 2:04:37 PM, by FITJEN48

    Tony Robbins' voice is unmistakable. There are times when I have a tiny bit of trouble listening to it, and other times when I can dismiss the growl. Needless to say, he's made an impact on my life as well as millions of others, I'm sure. I've already shared that listening to something motivat... Read more

  • Vacay~Day 12 Sweet release & freedom

    8/19/2016 11:07:51 AM, by FLORIDASUN

    104 Although the last two days have been stressful between the hubs and me over the blow up between his mom and I...I'm so happy and relieved that we love each other enough to overcome any obstacle. You know that's true, otherwise, we could not have possibly worked together in our numerous bu... Read more

  • Today's kick in the Butt

    8/19/2016 10:03:50 AM, by BLUEROSE73

    Yesterday evening was a tough one. I need to put that behind me right now. I can't fix it by worrying about it. Besides, letting my mind work it out while I'm running might be the only way to find an answer. This morning I'm feeling drained. I'm feeling frustrated. I am feeling a bit acc... Read more

  • Learning to wait

    8/19/2016 7:10:13 AM, by PASTORJEFF2

    Count it all joy when ye fall into divers temptations; knowing this, that the trying of your faith worketh patience. James 1:2-3 Sounds wrong to count it a joyful thing when difficult and dark trials come your way. Why would we be joyful to find ourselves in the middle of a painful sit... Read more

  • Today's Inspiration

    8/19/2016 2:39:39 AM, by PRAIRIECROCUS

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

  • Getting back on the healthy bandwagon

    8/18/2016 5:08:01 PM, by DIXIEFB

    Since I got back from vacation, I find it challenging to get back on track with weighing all my meals and with regular planned exercise all through the day. I feel like I am back in mid-May, when I first started here on SparkPeople, and I don't remember how long it took me then to get in t... Read more

  • Hystorectomy - time for me to make an informed decision

    8/18/2016 3:35:48 PM, by BLUEROSE73

    I am on the wait list for a hystorectomy. I've been told it could happen as early as this Nov/Dec. I was ready to go through with it. But now I'm not sure. I have been having health issues for a couple of years now. I turned to doctors for help. First they removed my gallbladder. Th... Read more

  • it's thursday

    8/18/2016 1:13:05 PM, by MOMMY445

    my daughter and i went shopping to get her a pair of jeans and a pair of shoes for her to wear while she is in school. now we are just hanging out at the local library until it is time to head to her guitar lesson. she really enjoys her lessons and she loves her guitar. all of the birds say cheep,ch... Read more


    8/18/2016 12:09:49 PM, by BLUEROSE73

    I seem tor be using this title relatively often. I don't think that's a good thing. Anyhow, today's frustration is around swimming. I am starting triathalon training. Biking, running, and swimming. The local pool is run by monkeys. At least it seems that way. I've tried repeatedly to... Read more

  • Today's kick in the Butt

    8/18/2016 10:21:45 AM, by BLUEROSE73

    Today's Thursday, so that puts me past the half way point for this week. So far this week I've been killing my workouts/nutrition. There was some concern yesterday - I didn't eat nearly enough so I had to eat an additional meal later in the evening. After much consideration, I made my choic... Read more

  • Daily Visualization

    8/18/2016 9:33:53 AM, by BLUEROSE73

    Daily Visualization For today's visualization, think about the last time you got off track with your diet. What caused you to get derailed from your good intentions? Imagine rewinding the memory, but taking a different path where you make better choices. Think of this exercise the next time you... Read more

  • Today's Inspiration

    8/18/2016 2:54:22 AM, by PRAIRIECROCUS

    " Nature speaks God's Truth." - Jonathan Lockwood Huie, with link to
    dHuie... Read more

  • Thursday

    8/17/2016 11:18:30 PM, by CHIBIKARATE

    Looks like I may get justice for my brothers death... Read more

  • Running into a problem I did not expect to have so early into this

    8/17/2016 5:31:43 PM, by BLUEROSE73

    I don't know if you can see it all that clearly. That's a screen shot of my nutrition tracker for today. I just finished tracking what I plan on having for supper tonight., I have really kicked butt with my fitness today, and I'm not sure I'm done yet. Not that I'm into overdoi... Read more

  • a lovely day

    8/17/2016 12:42:21 PM, by MOMMY445

    the job i had has now come to an end. now i am looking for other job opportunities. i have already heard from one place regarding job opportunities. i will not give up until i get a steady job that i enjoy. my daughter says hi! all of the birds say cheep,cheep! have a terrific day,everyone!... Read more

  • Triathalon Training - Week 1

    8/17/2016 10:38:05 AM, by BLUEROSE73

    I'm going to try my best to stick to my 11 week triathalon training calendar over the next few months. This weeks workouts are: Monday - off Tuesday - Run 15min Wednesday - Bike 5miles Thursday - Swim 200y Friday - off Saturday - Run 15min Sunday - Bike 5miles So far I'm on... Read more

  • Sparkaversarry

    8/17/2016 10:21:15 AM, by POSEY440

    Where does the time go? Wonder how many are still here when I was? I am not giving up on my Spark need to find my motivation again, help.... Read more

  • Today's kick in the Butt

    8/17/2016 9:23:18 AM, by BLUEROSE73

    I set an alarm for 7am. Turns out I didn't need it. My eyes popped open at 6. I struggled to fall asleep last night. I need to watch that. I tend to have insomnia. Tonight I'll have to remember to make myself some sleepy time tea before bed. I'm still feeling strong/good, but I might as well t... Read more

  • Vacation...well 10 & 11 *POO hits the fan with MIL*~

    8/17/2016 9:18:18 AM, by FLORIDASUN

    213 Howdy my faithful sparklers...I know my life reads like a soap opera...but it might be pretty ho-hum after yesterday. I am cutting the' head off the snake' after 38 years of prolonged misery. You see, it's taken that long to realize that I am only hurting myself by allowing manipulation, guilt,... Read more

  • Daily Visualization

    8/17/2016 8:23:55 AM, by BLUEROSE73

    Daily Visualization Today, visualize yourself walking along a beach, wearing a bathing suit and feeling zero discomfort or shyness about showing off your body that you've worked so hard for. Your confidence is high, and you're not even thinking about your body; you're simply enjoying the moment... Read more

  • Today's Inspiration

    8/17/2016 12:49:45 AM, by PRAIRIECROCUS

    " There is sanctuary in being alone with nature." - Jonathan Lockwood Huie, with link to
    dHuie... Read more

  • It clicked.

    8/16/2016 9:24:32 PM, by FITJEN48

    One of my favorite online superstars is Marie Forleo. And her video featuring Bryce Dallas Howard of the great new movie Pete's Dragon really hit home for me today. Here's a link if you wanna check it out. (If the link doesn't work, copy and paste into browser and take the s of... Read more

  • spark page intro from early years..

    8/16/2016 7:58:41 PM, by KRZYKAT3

    The moral of the story is Don't let one night of gluttony, one weekend of debauchery, a vacation of unwholesome habits, consume your thoughts and defeat you. Reinstate your healthy lifestyle ASAP. All is not lost. one day, one at a time, one day, that is all it will take, to say t... Read more

  • Anticipating a most welcome cool-down in the Summer temperatures.

    8/16/2016 6:36:15 PM, by DIXIEFB

    224 This coming week we are looking forward to a pleasant cool-down in the Summer temperatures with highs in the low 80s and lows at 70 or below. 104 This should really help with working out. ... Read more

  • Working out to military marches and running cadences

    8/16/2016 6:23:10 PM, by DIXIEFB

    I found some really good music for my cardio (treadmill, bike, gazelle fitness glider): the running cadences of the US armed forces interspersed with military marches from John Philip Sousa etc. when I need to slow down for a few minutes. ... Read more

  • My New Business

    8/16/2016 5:03:15 PM, by BLUEROSE73

    I feel I have some downtime right now, and am bored. So I figured I'd blog about some of the things that have happened in life since I stopped tracking. One is my new business. Well, I've been running it for a year now. Blue Rose Gluten Free Baking Mixes. I've been doing glute... Read more

  • Who makes these changes?

    8/16/2016 1:36:01 PM, by GOODGETNBETR

    I was watching "Whiskey Tango Foxtrot" and one of the characters said something that I had to look up. It's from a poem by Mewlana Jalaluddin Rumi and it struck me deeply. The gap between what we want and what we get. Here it is: I shoot an arrow right. It lands left. I ride after a deer... Read more

  • thank you!

    8/16/2016 12:07:40 PM, by MOMMY445

    thank for all the birthday wishes! i had a really great day! my daughter says hi! all of the birds say cheep,cheep! have a terrific day,everyone!... Read more

  • Vacay~Day 10 Come visit the Iowa State Fair~woot, woot!

    8/16/2016 11:34:38 AM, by FLORIDASUN

    244 I love our Iowa State Fair! It is SO BIG and so full of diversity! My friend who just moved to Oklahoma with the guy she met on decided to come to Iowa to keep me company during the extended time we are visiting for DH's 50th high school reunion and his ailing 89 year old mother. ... Read more

  • Daily Visualization

    8/16/2016 11:24:29 AM, by BLUEROSE73

    Daily Visualization Today, spend 1 minute visualizing that you're standing in front of a powerful waterfall in a beautiful place. Harness that energy and power to help you stay strong all day long. Wow. What a powerful image. Between this, and how I'm feeling from finishing my run this ... Read more

  • Happy Anniverary Me

    8/16/2016 11:08:42 AM, by POSEY440

    Well on this date in 2009 I became a SparkPeople member, been on this ste almost every day since then. I have lost and gained back twice. Now I need to get motivated to lose it again and keep it off this time. I have a good reason to lose it again, I need to do this. Hope you will give me your... Read more

  • Today's kick in the Butt

    8/16/2016 10:03:31 AM, by BLUEROSE73

    I woke up with aches, but I'm not surprised. My first thoughts were to not even try this morning. This was not the image I was thinking of at this exact moment, but it's close. The one I thought of talks about a choice, you can either be sore tomorrow, or sorry tomorrow. The ch... Read more

  • Less is less.

    8/16/2016 6:48:46 AM, by PEACAN

    I haven't had my laptop for a few weeks, while it was in for repairs. I am back now, though! I am now down to 275lbs, which means I have now lost 23lbs. I am so so happy that the number continues to fall at a nice, slow and steady pace. I have been walking EVERYWHERE and really trying ha... Read more

  • I'm BACK! For the millionth time...

    8/15/2016 7:22:00 PM, by BIKERBABYZ

    We've all done it. Fell off the wagon, been dragged through the mud and even sometimes cut off and left miles behind the wagon. At some point when the mud has dried, we all stand up, brush off, and decide to take charge once again. It's what I call the dieting cycle of a yo-yo. At one point, I t... Read more

  • Starting fresh and this week I vow to give up Bread!

    8/15/2016 5:01:03 PM, by JONES0333

    I have to start somewhere and see what causes me to continue to hold on to this weight even when I am working out 6 days a week. I am going to try giving up some of the things that I feel are my failures and might be affecting me not losing weight. I have been away from spark for some time now and... Read more

  • Today

    8/15/2016 2:45:18 PM, by BLUEROSE73

    Today's workout/run was a lot bigger deal than I indicated earlier. It's been a long time - definitely over a year, and possibly closer to 2 years since I ran. For a few reasons. We went away and got married in March 2015. After coming home, I got busy. I got busy starting my own busin... Read more

  • Daily Visualization

    8/15/2016 10:37:22 AM, by BLUEROSE73

    Daily Visualization Today, imagine that you live in a world where scales do not exist. How would you measure your success? How would you know if you were healthy and fit? Hmm. No scales? I would know by: my clothes fitting better clothing looking good on me again no longer bei... Read more

  • My Goals for this week, and Day 1 (again)

    8/15/2016 10:05:24 AM, by BLUEROSE73

    I just realized how much my life has changed since I was very active on this site. A divorce, moving away from my family, new career paths (yes, more than one), illness, deaths, loss of my running partner (my husky Mickey was poisoned this spring. I miss him so much), a marriage, a new path in lif... Read more

  • Starting over again ...

    8/14/2016 9:26:49 PM, by BLUEROSE73

    I'm sure I'm not the only one saying this. And it's not the only time in my life I've said it. In fact, I'm starting again knowing full well I will be doing it again in February next year. I am scheduled for major surgery - likely in early December. But I'm okay with that. My thoughts - thi... Read more

  • Vacay~Day 9 breakfast casserole with friends...tomorrow the IA State FAIR!

    8/14/2016 8:56:27 PM, by FLORIDASUN

    213 Another vacation day spent catching up on happy memories from long ago with another set of mutual friends. Our hostess made a wonderful breakfast casserole with sticky cinnamon buns and frozen fruit cups. You would LOVE the fruit cups and SO easy! Just take plastic dixie cups (sm... Read more

  • New Medicine Troubles: Graphic Talk (Warning)

    8/14/2016 11:26:16 AM, by NIELSENSLADY

    For the last two years, I've had chronic diarrhea. I've been in and out of my doctor's office trying to get it fixed. I go at least five times a day. A bad day has usually been about 9 times. We even bought a bidet on Amazon and I love it. I was on anti-fungals for a while for yeast because my ... Read more

  • THANK YOU for visiting my page today...

    8/14/2016 4:10:23 AM, by _RAMONA

    Being SparkPeople Motivator of the Day is a double-edged sword. While it is certainly an honour, and I appreciate the acknowledgement of my contribution to this site over the years, it is impossible to respond to everyone who will visit my page this day in the same personal way that tr... Read more

  • 2nd Half of August: Goals

    8/14/2016 12:52:59 AM, by _SHERRY_

    I never did get around to setting goals at the beginning of August like I had planned to. I lack so much focus in all areas of my life. I've always been this way. Instead of pouring myself into one thing at a time, I dip my toe into lots and lots of different things and nothing ever seems to get ... Read more

  • Today's Inspiration

    8/14/2016 12:46:47 AM, by PRAIRIECROCUS

    " Circumstances don't defeat you you defeat yourself when you give up." - Jonathan Lockwood Huie, with link to
    uie... Read more

  • Gods day

    8/13/2016 11:35:04 PM, by CHIBIKARATE

    Enjoy your day and pry for peace nd justice hugs... Read more

  • With empathy comes wisdom...feels pretty swell!

    8/13/2016 11:18:12 PM, by FLORIDASUN

    Hello my beloved sparklers! 26 Today was a fun filled day! We went to a gigantic Farmer's Market in downtown Des Moines. This is probably one of the biggest and most successful markets in Iowa. It opens at 7:00 a.m. and by the time we got there (our housemates are slow pokes about getting a... Read more

  • Saturday

    8/12/2016 11:31:03 PM, by CHIBIKARATE

    Just letting everyone know I am going to get justice for my brother who died due to neglect and improper diagnosis and wrong diagnosis and abusibe and negligence of his treatment feeling a little happier now just so much paper work I have to do wish its was easier but we do not get more them we ... Read more

  • Chaos JUNKIES...with pics! :-)) Vacation Day 7

    8/12/2016 10:14:32 AM, by FLORIDASUN

    Well...yesterday with MIL & SIL went much as it always goes. We went over to DH's mother's home about 4 p.m. We had to wait until late afternoon as she booked a hair appointment that day. She wasn't going to have her hair look bad when her beloved son came to visit. This is really no big thi... Read more

  • TGIF

    8/11/2016 11:04:49 PM, by CHIBIKARATE

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

  • 12000

    8/11/2016 10:31:04 PM, by BECCAJ98

    My goal each day is 12000 steps. On the days I work 13+hrs I easily get that and then some because I do close to 8000 or more just in my warehouse. But I am not longer working the warehouse shift (long story not my choice). Today, even with my hour cardio on my lunch break, I'm only at 10500 step... Read more

  • Walking

    8/11/2016 1:13:08 PM, by RANAF222

    A picture from my walk today. I feel truly blessed to be here while the Olympics is happening. The city is super crowded with all the tourists. You can feel the excitement in the air!! ... Read more

  • Vacay~Day 5 & 6 in Des Moines Iowa

    8/11/2016 9:50:22 AM, by FLORIDASUN

    213 Howdy dear sparkie friends! We are still vacation~ing it and loving it! Well at least until today...ha..ha! We are scheduled to go see MIL & SIL later this afternoon. I hate to be a doom and gloomer...BUT from the past 38 years of DIRECT one on one experience, I pretty much can tell you ... Read more

  • Don't despise the day of small beginnings.

    8/11/2016 8:25:58 AM, by FITJEN48

    I write a lot about calendars, habits, goal setting etc. Today, though, I'm in a remembering sort of mood. I remember getting back on spark and thinking to myself, "why bother? Yet another thing I'm going to try only to fail." Nice. But, that's where I was at, defeated. I remember beating mysel... Read more

  • Today's Inspiration

    8/11/2016 3:59:45 AM, by PRAIRIECROCUS

    " True courage is taking another small step each day toward achieving your vision." - Jonathan Lockwood Huie, with link to
    dHuie... Read more

  • Home sweet home

    8/10/2016 8:30:52 PM, by DIXIEFB

    We are back from visiting family out of state, but I still got a few VERY busy days ahead to straighten everything out here on the home front (cleaning, laundry, cooling down the house for habitation, etc.) So it will probably be weekend before I get back to being active here on SparkPeop... Read more

  • Going Premium?

    8/10/2016 5:20:27 PM, by BABY_GIRL69

    So I saw that Sparkpeople now has a premium site. I wondered if anyone else would be interesting in joining? I also would've thought that for they might offer for a 1-month trial basis so at least we can see what's it about. Guess, I was wrong. Even though the current Spark has kept me going and cha... Read more

  • a warm and humid day

    8/10/2016 12:34:35 PM, by MOMMY445

    my daughter and i are keeping cool today and well hydrated. i like my new job. all of the birds say cheep,cheep! have a wonderful day,everyone!... Read more

  • Vacay~Day 4 Goodbye St. Louis hello Des Moines Iowa...our hometown

    8/10/2016 8:45:00 AM, by FLORIDASUN

    198 Oh my goodness...yesterday I was in a tizzy. It's one thing to lose power on the batteries in my I-Phone and I-Pad but who would think the battery on our hotspot could clunk out due to battery drain? I was cut off from the world...yikes! 40 We couldn't ride off of our friend's wi-fi as... Read more

  • Today's Inspiration

    8/10/2016 3:15:55 AM, by PRAIRIECROCUS

    " You don't need a reason to be happy, just a choice. Happiness is the Choice to be Happy in This Moment." - Jonathan Lockwood Huie, with link to facebook/JonathanLockwoodHui
    e... Read more

  • Hump Day

    8/9/2016 11:21:04 PM, by CHIBIKARATE

    Today I am so devastated I found out my brothers death could have been prevented I hate our medical for being the worst in all states... Read more

  • i feel great!

    8/9/2016 5:07:43 PM, by MOMMY445

    i finally started a new job today and i feel i did really well. i am back to the job on thursday. tomorrow will be a day of rest and of getting what i need ready for the job. my daughter says hi! all of the birds say cheep,cheep! have a great day,everyone!... Read more

  • Camping

    8/9/2016 8:26:08 AM, by RANA!!

    I love camping. What a blast. Also hard to eat low calorie but great for hiking!... Read more

  • Today's Inspiration

    8/9/2016 3:19:00 AM, by PRAIRIECROCUS

    " What kind of world do you want to leave your great-grandchildren ? What can you do today to help create that world ?" - Jonathan Lockwood Huie, with link to facebook/JonathanLockwoodHui
    e... Read more

  • Happy Tuesday

    8/8/2016 11:29:47 PM, by CHIBIKARATE

    Be blessed sending light love joy happiness prayers and blessings hugs... Read more

  • it's monday

    8/8/2016 6:30:14 PM, by MOMMY445

    a warm and sunny day here today. my daughter says hi! all of the birds say cheep,cheep! i start a job tomorrow and it will go for at least two weeks,maybe even longer. i have prepared myself for either option. have a wonderful day,everyone!... Read more

  • St. Louis Day 2 and Day 3 of vacation...what an interesting city!

    8/8/2016 5:59:18 PM, by FLORIDASUN

    213 Happy vacation update dear friends...hope I'm not boring you death on the incident by incident vacation blogs! 211 I love to read all about my sparky friends travels so naturally assume you are all ears also...maybe not...and if so...don't feel in the least bit obligated to do this travel time... Read more