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  • new love affair with a city!

    5/31/2016 11:29:28 AM, by FLORIDASUN

    213 Hello to my sparklers. I'm trying to distract myself today since it's a very sad day for me. It would have been our Josher's 33rd birthday and I always wonder what he would be doing now, if he would have a film-making career underway as was his big dream, if he would be a husband and a father?... Read more

  • a beautiful sunny day

    5/31/2016 9:28:35 AM, by MOMMY445

    there is a beautiful breeze blowing here today. it feels good after the really warm weather that was here on the weekend. even my daughter did not want to do much unless it was cooler. she still played outside, just not at the hottest parts of the day. all of the birds say cheep,cheep! have a great ... Read more

  • Tuesday beautiful Tuesday

    5/30/2016 11:19:03 PM, by CHIBIKARATE

    Tomorrow is the day I should get answers about5 my brother this has been a long year of fighting enjoy your day sending blessings... Read more

  • Still Frustrated

    5/30/2016 11:46:37 AM, by TAMIP62

    I did so well the first two weeks, then a few days ago I weighed in too early (only one day after the second week weigh in) like I had posted about, and i had gained weight. 3 pounds to be exact. I was frustrated but understood how that goes and figured it would drop off. Well, 3 days later it is ST... Read more

  • it's monday

    5/30/2016 11:44:53 AM, by MOMMY445

    a beautiful warm spring day here today! my daughter is getting an award at school today! woo hoo! that is the kind of news i love to hear! it made my day and now i am even more determined to stick to my educational goals. for now, i am focusing on math,english and typing courses. i will build on tho... Read more

  • Daily Affirmation

    5/30/2016 4:00:09 AM, by PRAIRIECROCUS

    " Today is my day to paint life in bold colors." - Jonathan Lockwood Huie, with link to Read more

  • Such a joyful vacation! Epcot and Charleston...Epcot blog & pics today :-))

    5/29/2016 4:25:25 PM, by FLORIDASUN

    213 Howdy my sparklers! Such an amazing celebration of our 38th anniversary in Epcot and Charleston ...although we had to cut our vacation a day short because of that stinker Tropical Storm Bonnie who is now barreling towards Charleston and Savannah today. I'm CERTAINLY not going to have to ... Read more

  • 60 on the horizon

    5/29/2016 2:08:17 PM, by CINDYBEL

    In 7.5 weeks I will be 60. I've never been upset about getting older but this time I'm not thrilled. I can't seem to lose the weight I gained after shoulder surgery last year and I'm having ankle surgery at the end of this year. I really, really want to be in better shape before this surgery that be... Read more

  • Gods Day

    5/29/2016 1:29:45 AM, by CHIBIKARATE

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

  • Today's Inspiration

    5/29/2016 1:03:32 AM, by PRAIRIECROCUS

    " Be Thankful. Be Content." - Jonathan Lockwood Huie, with link to Read more

  • It's Been A While

    5/27/2016 9:36:44 AM, by TAMIP62

    Yeah, "it's been a while" is a big understatement. It's been a long time even if you consider I had opened an account in a different name the second time around trying to lose weight, and when I came back this time I 'meant' to continue on that account, but accidentally reopened this account. That's... Read more

  • Today's Inspiration

    5/27/2016 2:36:00 AM, by PRAIRIECROCUS

    " I live to experience something new each day - to learn something new, meet a new friend, bring joy into someone's life, feel the wind newly on my skin, touch a new fear, a new anger, and with focused intent and good fortune, find an ample measure of my own joy." - Jonathan Lock... Read more

  • Spinning vs. Running

    5/27/2016 1:05:56 AM, by VISUALLYRICS

    I am in the market for a reliable piece of gym equipment that will: 1.) enable me to get off of this scale plateau 334 2.) be a safe way to exercise daily with little impact to my feet 3.) be the fitness choice that I could become addicted to 4.) be the choice that enables me... Read more

  • Putting fork down between bites

    5/26/2016 6:42:49 PM, by --MAY--

    Hey everyone, I have not written in awhile, I am still on this journey, slow and steady! Am gonna put my fork down between bites and count to 10 before I pick up my fork!! Read this on a blog a couple years ago, and it worked, till I forgot!! When I ate dinner tonite which was 2 scrambled eg... Read more

  • Blog of shame

    5/26/2016 11:51:45 AM, by MELISSAMARIE66

    I've been trying to lose weight all year, and I've gained 3 lbs. Doesn't that seem to be how it always goes? I always get so frustrated b/c i swear i track and i swear i work out...but i have to start being honest with myself. Weekends get away from me and work makes me tired. I always find that ... Read more

  • Feeling sooo tired.

    5/26/2016 10:31:45 AM, by 4GIVEN

    I was sick from Saturday through Monday and finally started feeling better now my 10 year old son is sick. Don't know when the last good nights sleep was. Everyone please pray for a speedy recovery for him.... Read more

  • Today's Inspiration

    5/26/2016 1:40:28 AM, by PRAIRIECROCUS

    " True love never comes with conditions. Become a source of unconditional love." - Jonathan Lockwood Huie, with link to Read more

  • Go ahead! Laugh at my expense. Literally.

    5/25/2016 5:55:32 PM, by FITJEN48

    If you have read my last couple of posts, you know I am de-cluttering my basement. I am doing this as a stewardship gift to myself and my family. You're gonna go to the next level in life, you gotta straighten up, so that's what i am doing. I have promised myself to do this for as long as it takes, ... Read more

  • Crock Pot Freezer Meals

    5/25/2016 9:28:10 AM, by AMSHARK

    I saw a post about crockpot freezer meals on FB a while ago. This was huge news to me. I didn't know you could throw a bunch of ingredients in a bag, freeze them (including raw meat) and just thaw and dump them in your crockpot when you're ready to use them. Here's the original link: http://new... Read more

  • it's wednesday

    5/25/2016 8:43:52 AM, by MOMMY445

    a mostly cloudy and warm day here today. there is a chance of a thunderstorm in the afternoon. my daughter had a great practice and soccer game yesterday. today, other than school, she is taking it easy. she may go after with me to the local library. she enjoys going to the library, no matter where ... Read more

  • Today's Inspiration

    5/25/2016 1:40:39 AM, by PRAIRIECROCUS

    " Footprints in the sands of time.... Where have you been ? Where are you going ? " - Jonathan Lockwood Huie, with link to Read more

  • Happy Hump day

    5/24/2016 11:13:21 PM, by CHIBIKARATE

    The whole reason my brother is so ill is neglect from his dr. the hospital refuses to treat him and the accidents at the rehab have a great day... Read more

  • Drinking more water

    5/24/2016 10:45:42 PM, by MADSKYE

    I just made a little change but I'm trying to drink 64 oz of water a day and wow, do I feel better! I was having really bad mood swings and fatigue. I'm still not great, but better, way better. My next goal is going to be cutting back on red meat. I've been over indulging for a while, and that can't... Read more

  • (Re-)Starting Small

    5/24/2016 8:48:16 AM, by AMSHARK

    I'm baaaaccckkk. Infertility, and pregnancy, and loss of pregnancy, and pregnancy again with complications, and infant twins (HUZZAH!!!), and lots of time logged in the NICU, and then the PICU, and medical equipment for both me and the little ones.... these things have pushed my diet and exercise f... Read more

  • Rambling.

    5/24/2016 8:21:49 AM, by FITJEN48

    I'm sort of in hysterics and sort of confused, and a little bit joyful. This post is definitely a strange one for me, but I can't seem to ditch the thoughts, so I'll just store them here for now. My life is a crazy mishmash of stuff. If I were to try to piece it together to make sense of it, I ... Read more

  • Today's Inspiration

    5/24/2016 3:20:41 AM, by PRAIRIECROCUS

    " Our opportunity is to visualize a better world. To sing glad songs of tomorrow - imagining a world of love - of the whole world filled with love. To offer our hand... often. To breathe deeply and honour ourselves. To pause and contemplate .... just because. " - Jonathan Lockwood... Read more

  • it's monday

    5/23/2016 1:55:45 PM, by MOMMY445

    a great day to get outdoors and enjoy here today. sunny and warm, with no chance of rain. did a lot of walking yesterday. taking it a bit easy today. my daughter says hi. all of the birds say cheep,cheep! have a terrific day,everyone!... Read more


    5/23/2016 1:31:17 PM, by PEACAN

    We are all incredibly sick! Thanks life for starting me off on a better eating plan then just making it so I can't even eat! My kids are sick, too, so I think we must have a stomach bug or something. I hope it passes soon because I was up all night last night and can barely function today! ZZZZZZZZz... Read more

  • Challenges

    5/23/2016 11:20:42 AM, by MTNGRL

    My friend BetterNancy invited me to do the Find 10 Challenge. Get Ready to Find 10! Welcome to SparkPeople's 30-Day Find 10 Challenge! For the next month, you'll get easy-to-follow challenges to help you squeeze at least 10 minutes of fitness into your day. Ten minutes is a great start for an... Read more

  • I hope you're excited today. If not, permission granted.

    5/23/2016 10:51:51 AM, by FITJEN48

    Have you ever hit a wall? Been in a funk? I know I have. And this weekend, my husband felt like he had hit a wall. He was telling me how he had lost momentum about a work project and just wanted to feel excited again. People often talk about having a strong "why" behind what you're doing. That... Read more

  • Daily Affirmation

    5/23/2016 1:13:01 AM, by PRAIRIECROCUS

    " Today, I Dance Lightly With Life." - Jonathan Lockwood Huie, with link to Read more

  • Putting Plans Into Place

    5/22/2016 9:30:53 PM, by MUSIC2HISEARS

    Ugh! The Spring Challenge is over and I gained 8 (yes, 8) lbs instead of losing it. Yes, this past week was the worst, and yes, it was a stressful week. I won't go into the why's of this week, as if you've followed my status updates this week, you'd know it was one that really rattles cages. Bu... Read more

  • One day delay...the joys of the self employed...vacation tomorrow! :-))

    5/22/2016 5:19:24 PM, by FLORIDASUN

    213 The joys of the self employed...right? I've been working very hard to get isome really GORGEOUS furniture into our consignment gallery. A potential client called us about two weeks ago then came into our gallery last week to scope it out. She has just recently moved here from MA having sol... Read more

  • Today's Inspiration

    5/22/2016 1:27:41 AM, by PRAIRIECROCUS

    " Often, the greatest joy is to be found not in new things, but in old things seen through new eyes." - Jonathan Lockwood Huie, with link to Read more

  • I can do this!!!

    5/21/2016 5:46:17 PM, by 4GIVEN

    Weighed in today and I am finally starting to lose. I haven't had time to workout because I've been busy helping clean and remodel my moms new house and that's been a heck of a workout lol... Read more

  • Daily Affirmation

    5/21/2016 2:18:20 AM, by PRAIRIECROCUS

    " Time is my friend. " - Jonathan Lockwood Huie, with link to ... Read more

  • Spring 2016 Update

    5/21/2016 1:23:22 AM, by NIELSENSLADY

    Hello!! I admit I'm liking this new page layout! It is indeed like Facebook but it works for organization. Just needs some getting used to. So far Spring has been good! My son is potty trained 104 That was such a huge hurdle but he does not miss his diapers and I'm so glad. I've... Read more

  • Nothing better than celebrating a long term anniversary with your BEST~EST friend!

    5/20/2016 8:08:47 PM, by FLORIDASUN

    So far so good! A lovely day with my dear hubby! We got up early exchanged really sweet anniversary cards (his all romantic...mine sarcastic and sassy)...some years I'm into romance about the cards I get for him...some years I'm into sass..this was one of those years....I've had plenty of years to... Read more

  • Today's Inspiration

    5/20/2016 2:39:52 AM, by PRAIRIECROCUS

    " Look closely...See with new eyes... Don't just pass by what is familiar without a thought. Pay attention and look closely. There is beauty - there is discovery - there in a whole new world hiding beneath the face of the familiar. "... Read more

  • uh oh!

    5/19/2016 8:55:02 PM, by PEACAN

    I fell into a bit of a despair with this whole weight thing. My life was going through a crappy patch with people trying to destroy things from jealousy or whatever their motives were and my life got a little rocky for a minute there. I put the weight back on, and there was really no excuse for it o... Read more

  • May 20th...38 years with my sweetie pie...happy anniversary to US! :-))

    5/19/2016 4:07:39 PM, by FLORIDASUN

    It's a rough ole' world out there for married couples to stick it out through thick and thin! But I think we are really in it for the long haul...38 years tomorrow...I feel so thankful! Thankful to have a loving and supportive husband. Thankful to have had a loving and good father for our Jos... Read more

  • The Dirty Truth

    5/19/2016 2:43:04 PM, by FITJEN48

    Ok. Time for a confession. Actually, I'm just learning stuff and need to capture it before it's gone. Have you ever known something down to the bone, but yet, you would have a very hard time convincing anyone else of it? Yeah, that's where I'm at right now. The good thing is that this weird season m... Read more

  • it's thursday

    5/19/2016 11:16:36 AM, by MOMMY445

    a day for me to take it easy. i got through my first week of night classes in english and math. i think i did pretty good, considering i have been away from english courses for quite a while. i am getting back into the swing of it,now. my daughter says hi! all of the birds say cheep,cheep! my parent... Read more


    5/19/2016 9:58:16 AM, by POSEY440

    Well been here on Spark since can't remember when. I hate change and looks like we got big one this time. Wonder how they are saying Facebook did changes, does not make since to me. So have to get use to the change and deal with it. Hope we do not lose friends over this change. Any thoughts. about... Read more


    5/19/2016 9:22:21 AM, by MOCACHOC

    Setback Are A Setup For Cemebacks. Sometimes we get sidelined for a minute, but don't get discouraged. Pick yourself up, dust yourself off and get back in the race. You can do this. Never feel defeated. A good offense can kill any defense.... Read more

  • Today's Inspiration

    5/19/2016 2:18:49 AM, by PRAIRIECROCUS

    " Almost nothing you worry about today will matter in a hundred years. Think carefully about what you can focus on today. Choose tasks that will actually make a positive difference to your great-grandchildren." - Jonathan Lockwood Huie, with link to Read more

  • Need motivation!!!!

    5/18/2016 1:44:47 PM, by 4GIVEN

    I am trying so hard but I just can't get motivated to workout. I stay so tired and don't feel like doing anything. Grrrrr. I wish I had someone here to workout with cause I hate doing it by my self,it's no fun.... Read more

  • a beautiful sunny day

    5/18/2016 11:48:52 AM, by MOMMY445

    i finally got back the results from the blood tests my doctor asked me to do. most of the results are okay and some are not. i will work with my doctor to get them to be okay. i had been having some soreness and pain in my lower front left leg, so my doctor ran some tests to see what may be causing ... Read more

  • Today's Inspiration

    5/18/2016 2:56:02 AM, by PRAIRIECROCUS

    " There is beauty and adventure in the commonplace for those with eyes to see beyond." - Jonathan Lockwood Huie, with link to Read more

  • Feeling Good

    5/17/2016 3:58:29 PM, by BABY_GIRL69

    Hope you are counting your blessings and not your woes/problems or anxieties. I know I'm trying not too.... God bless & join me in doing 10min spark videos through the day... Dee... Read more

  • Feeling successful.

    5/17/2016 8:30:22 AM, by FITJEN48

    One of the biggest changes I have seen in myself on spark as of late is that I "feel" successful. That's a new thing for me. I am a pro at beating myself up. One time, I told a co-worker, "I feel guilty if I am at home because I should be at work, and guilty when I'm at work because I should be home... Read more

  • it's tuesday

    5/17/2016 8:01:47 AM, by MOMMY445

    a new day has started. let's see what it brings! i made it through the first night of classes for english and math. these are in addition to the math i am working on during the day. i am almost done the one during the day. that one will finish this month. my daughter says hi! all of the birds say ch... Read more

  • Today's Inspiration

    5/17/2016 1:49:22 AM, by PRAIRIECROCUS

    " Plant trees for your great-grandchildren - for future generations. Create the legacy of a better world. Leave the world a better place than you found it. Literally planting trees for your great-grandchildren is a wonderful idea, but more important..... use this symbolism - this image... Read more

  • Six weeks

    5/16/2016 10:47:37 PM, by ETERNALDELIRIUM

    And 22 pounds down. My pants are falling off, and my old Fall coat fits again (which is good, since they were calling for snow today). I have reduced from four packages of Optifast per day to three. Still not losing enough, or fast enough. I went to a comic convention on the weekend - really more o... Read more

  • Long days

    5/16/2016 10:17:07 PM, by PASTORJEFF2

    Started with therapy at 8 am then 4 different stores, watch the grand kids, work on the riding mower, and did my workout. Now 14 hours later I'm ready for bed. Yes we have long days sometimes but it was still a good day. ... Read more

  • Our dear Josher's Angel day was today...still SO lost without that beautiful guy!

    5/16/2016 10:03:54 PM, by FLORIDASUN

    Ten years ago this date our beloved son Josh earned his angel wings and flew home. It was the biggest shock of our lifetime and the deepest gash to our hearts. I miss you my angel guy...I miss you so very much! You brought your dad and I so much happiness for the time you could share with us.... Read more

  • Didn't realize

    5/16/2016 9:16:46 AM, by MOVETHATBIGBUTT

    Oh my goodness it has been over 2 years sense I entered a Blog post. So needless to say I have gone way off my Journey ... I am now officially at the heaviest point in my life. I have to stop being hard headed and listen to my body and what it wants. It is made for a healthier eating habit and exer... Read more

  • a sunny day

    5/16/2016 9:00:33 AM, by MOMMY445

    a very full day for me today. my daughter is really looking forward to playing soccer starting next week. all of the birds say cheep,cheep. have a wonderful day,everyone!... Read more

  • Today's Inspiration

    5/16/2016 2:22:13 AM, by PRAIRIECROCUS

    " Pay attention to rainbows, and snowflakes, butterflies and the songs of birds, the crash of storm-driven waves and the mirror-surface of a quiet pond. Let the depths of nature become a part of your innermost being." - Jonathan Lockwood Huie, with link to Read more

  • Reflect/Reset

    5/16/2016 12:48:41 AM, by SLIMMERSUSAN10

    My 94-year-old Grandma passed away earlier this evening in Broomall, PA. She had not been in the greatest of health for several years and ended up dying of congestive heart failure. This is a scary thought because my Dad's mom died 7 years ago of...congestive heart failure! Kind of makes the poss... Read more

  • Get ready Monday's almost here

    5/15/2016 9:58:19 PM, by SWEETCANDY75

    Who's ready to melt fat!?!... Read more

  • Visual Motivation

    5/15/2016 9:55:41 PM, by SWEETCANDY75

    Visuals to keep us going ... Read more

  • Time to start...over

    5/15/2016 1:20:39 PM, by 4GIVEN

    I've give up too many times to count. But as of yesterday I am gonna bust my butt and lose this weight. Its funny how a new hairstyle and a little makeup will get ya motivated but it did for me. I CAN do this!!!!... Read more

  • A pleasant hosting of our dine/in dine out group! Gasp..sometimes the group gods smile!

    5/15/2016 10:43:39 AM, by FLORIDASUN

    Last night was my turn to host our dine/in dine/out group. I've been putting it off for as long as possible but it really isn't bad when you just host the hors's'douvres and make the reservation for the restaurant of your choice. This is basically all of the clean up I had with dirty dishes...... Read more

  • It's time to let go of the past.

    5/15/2016 6:45:48 AM, by JAPOPE1

    Inhale the love and acceptance Exhale all that no longer serves you You've got this!... Read more

  • Today's Affirmation

    5/15/2016 1:39:07 AM, by PRAIRIECROCUS

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

  • Getting Stronger & Staying Balanced

    5/14/2016 11:57:14 AM, by VISUALLYRICS

    213 Hi Friends! Here I am on Day 28 of Spark People's 30 Day Jumpstart Your Workout Challenge, and I feel GREAT! I Love how simple, yet effective each day IS! ...and very little time spent on my PC 387 which is vital to a healthy lifestyle too! Lol! With 4 children going, Going... Read more

  • Track your movement

    5/14/2016 9:20:13 AM, by SWEETCANDY75
    are... Read more

  • Track your movement

    5/14/2016 9:19:16 AM, by SWEETCANDY75
    are... Read more

  • Today's Affirmation

    5/14/2016 2:47:40 AM, by PRAIRIECROCUS

    " Most people reserve celebration for some future " special day ". II choose to celebrate each and every day as a special day." -Jonathan Lockwood Huie, with link to Read more

  • A note on seasons.

    5/13/2016 8:49:59 AM, by FITJEN48

    The garden is my happy place. I"m a flower girl, although, I'd love to have a huge veggie garden, my green thumb leans more toward flowers. Nearly every Mother's Day, somebody takes me to the nursery to pick up plants. On my bucket list is volunteering with the floats at the Rose Bowl Parade. ... Read more

  • Today's Inspiration

    5/13/2016 1:31:27 AM, by PRAIRIECROCUS

    " Let this be a time to honour all children and to put ourselves into service preserving a magnificent earthly home for future generations." - Jonathan Lockwood Huie, with link to Read more

  • Day 21

    5/12/2016 10:14:57 PM, by THORNROSE23

    I gave up on myself because I was getting use to work and just have to much going on in my head. Stress was getting to high and my brain need to be treated before I could treat my body. So I took about 7 month off to help my mental and get everything back in order. I seam to be on the right med. ... Read more

  • Hosting the group this Saturday and FINALLY made anniversary plans get~a~way!

    5/12/2016 12:07:03 PM, by FLORIDASUN

    104 244 337 At last...we have decided on where to go to celebrate our 38th wedding anniversary this May 20th! Can you even IMAGINE 38 years with the same that you work with also? Me either...ha..ha! But persevere we did and we are stronger in many ways for the rough and t... Read more

  • woo hoo!

    5/12/2016 9:08:04 AM, by MOMMY445

    i did an assessment to get some extra help with math,computers and i passed it. i start the program on may 16th, for three times a week, for nine hours a week. i am really looking forward to it. my daughter says hi! all of the birds say cheep,cheep! have a great day,everyone!... Read more

  • Today's Inspiration

    5/12/2016 2:44:58 AM, by PRAIRIECROCUS

    " YOU make a difference to the world. Act on your dreams today." - Jonathan Lockwood Huie, with link to Read more

  • so much sunshine

    5/11/2016 9:58:33 AM, by MOMMY445

    another beautiful sunny day here today. a day to get out and enjoy, which is what i will do after lunch. i am getting caught up on some computer work this morning. then i will go outdoors and enjoy the wonderful weather. my daughter says hi and sends hugs. all the birds say cheep,cheep! have a wonde... Read more

  • Investing time.

    5/11/2016 9:15:12 AM, by FITJEN48

    So, my stepson was finally sentenced. Only 5 years, so that's a huge blessing. It's not his first rodeo, but hopefully his last. In a letter to him I wrote that he could do 1 of 3 things with the only thing he's got...time. He could waste it, spend it or invest it. We can do a lot with intenti... Read more

  • Happy Mother's Day!

    5/11/2016 6:00:08 AM, by WENDYSPARKS

    Hi Spark friends, I hope everyone had a nice Mother's Day....I enjoyed the day as went out with family members to dinner on Friday and on Sunday...enjoyed the time.....blessings to all.... Wendy... Read more

  • Daily Affirmation

    5/11/2016 1:29:52 AM, by PRAIRIECROCUS

    " I serve to others by living happily, and radiating happiness and joy to those around me." - Jonathan Lockwood Huie, with link to Read more

  • It's not always easy

    5/10/2016 2:54:30 PM, by PASTORJEFF2

    I got sick in the first week of March and it been a long slow recovery. Ive managed to gain back 25 pounds. Been struggling with depression and have had a hard time getting back on track. I say this for this reason, we can all find excuses for not eating right and gaining weight. You know what I mea... Read more

  • Who are you trying to impress?

    5/10/2016 11:34:03 AM, by FITJEN48

    A few years ago I was given a daunting task. A few of them, actually. On day one as Director of a local non-profit, we were headlong into the purchase of a new facility, and in the middle of planning one of our biggest fundraising events of the year. The budget for the move was a whopping $10k. Wit... Read more

  • a lovely sunny day

    5/10/2016 8:55:35 AM, by MOMMY445

    another beautiful day here today. my daughter says hi. all the birds say cheep,cheep! have a wonderful day,everyone!... Read more

  • Daily Affirmation

    5/10/2016 1:15:56 AM, by PRAIRIECROCUS

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

  • The Power of Focus!

    5/9/2016 1:21:22 PM, by FITJEN48

    It's so hard in this pinging, busy world to still yourself and focus on what matters most in your life. Trying ever so desperately to stick to the context of Sparkpeople, I'll stick with health, Of course, everything we do is going to flow out from our health. Why in the world do we get so dist... Read more

  • it'a monday

    5/9/2016 12:05:49 PM, by MOMMY445

    a new week has started. my daughter says hi! let's see what this week will bring. for this week at least i am back in the classroom working to improve my math skills. i have also applied to more jobs as well. if an interview comes up, i can adjust my schedule accordingly. all of the birds say cheep,... Read more

  • I made the best out of Mother's Day...somehow it will never quite be the same. :-((

    5/9/2016 11:40:53 AM, by FLORIDASUN

    The hubs got me this beautiful blue orchid for Mother's Day and a beautiful card to go along with it. He is SO very sweet and kind to me! He knows orchids are my all time favorite flower in the entire universe! This is because it was a beautiful white orchid that our beloved departed so... Read more

  • Today's Affirmation

    5/9/2016 1:48:08 AM, by PRAIRIECROCUS

    " I live every moment, and I live joyfully." - Jonathan Lockwood Huie, with link to Read more

  • A Nice Day Outdoors

    5/8/2016 11:02:57 PM, by SWDESERTLOVER

    Today was a beautiful day and I decided to get in a hike at Hanging Rock. I was hoping the rhododendrons were blooming and I wasn't disappointed. Being Mother's Day, the trails to the waterfalls looked to be crowded so I opted to hike up along the ridge instead. Rocky area of the trail head... Read more

  • Work out Gear

    5/8/2016 6:11:47 PM, by SWEETCANDY75

    I love looking good and the workout gear for plus size ladies have gotten great. Prior to shopping I did search out some YouTube hauls for inspiration please check it out.
    Z... Read more

  • happy mother's day!

    5/8/2016 5:09:05 PM, by MOMMY445

    i am enjoying the day immensely. my daughter is spoiling me all day. she is such a wonderful child. i am so glad i had the opportunity to meet the right person who also wanted a child and we created her together. may he rest in peace. her dad passed away eight years ago. she did get to know him for ... Read more

  • Happy Mothers Day

    5/8/2016 10:53:34 AM, by POSEY440

    To all a Happy Mothers Day. my sister made this yesterday, she is very clever. ... Read more

  • Daily Affirmation

    5/8/2016 1:40:01 AM, by PRAIRIECROCUS

    " I say that Today is a Perfect Day." - Jonathan Lockwood Huie, with link to Read more

  • Daily Log in Bustted

    5/7/2016 7:33:51 AM, by MYNUMBER1

    I can't believe that I have been logging in EVERY day for more than 125 days in a row only to have that number pulled from underneath me and reset to zero because I fell asleep, Feels too much like the diet trap up and down and I am not sure that I want to keep logging in every day any more. I get t... Read more

  • Today's Inspiration

    5/7/2016 1:54:26 AM, by PRAIRIECROCUS

    " The secret to a joyful life is Simplicity - saying NO to the latest this and the most glamorous that - saying NO to chasing an overly-demanding career - saying NO to the stressful demands upon your time and energy. " - Jonathan Lockwood Huie, with link to Read more

  • Breaking the law

    5/6/2016 1:40:24 PM, by PASTORJEFF2

    When we break the law and have to appear in court if we can't afford an attorney the court will assign a public defender to represent you. We have not obeyed God's law and will one day appear in His courtroom. We are in the terrible predicament of being sinners who must one day give an account to a... Read more

  • Staying Busy

    5/6/2016 12:42:36 PM, by SWDESERTLOVER

    The last couple of months have been incredibly busy. I miss my sister (who passed away on March 19th) terribly, but I have my little grandson to keep me busy and who never fails to put a smile on my face. Little Archer is now 2 1/2 months old and he is mostly happy, but I must admit that I have sp... Read more

  • My friends call me 'Dr. Bobbi' because I have such a bedside manner...LOL!

    5/6/2016 10:50:22 AM, by FLORIDASUN

    Here I am with my two most favorite sisters in our group of friends! Why do I love these women...because they are unpretentious both still working in stressful high powered jobs but enjoying that work and are fully engaged with the world. I'm not saying if you aren't working full time yo... Read more

  • Today's Inspiration

    5/6/2016 1:26:45 AM, by PRAIRIECROCUS

    " We all have our thorns. We, and Life, have our moments. Life occurs before our morning coffee. Life occurs in our bathrobe with our hair uncombed. Bless and give thanks for All of Life - the bloom and the thorns." - Jonathan Lockwood Huie, with link to Read more

  • Back on SP... So Now What?

    5/5/2016 11:10:59 PM, by AMBERWAS117KGS

    For most people, it would be setting up meal plans and jumping straight into goals. I jumped straight into SP last time.... but I had already started losing weight. I knew where I was going wrong and I knew how to fix it. It was easy and I had few limitations in my way. For me, this time, not s... Read more